Here are this week’s wordle words:
4. chaste [abstaining from extramarital, or from all, sexual intercourse|not having any sexual nature or intention|without unnecessary ornamentation; simple or restrained]
5. dowry [property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage]
7. white sweet clover
9. the conventional position
There was no way she was going to fawn all over his self-possessed ego.
She had exhausted all her favours bar one in her efforts to thwart his advances, but the conventional position of the Highest House was that the youngest daughter be betrothed to the eldest son of their counterpart in the next realm.
It was bad enough she had to come to him as a chaste bride, her dowry preceding her. The thought of him devouring her innocence made her shudder.
She wanted no part of it, absolutely none, and had become quite animated in her refusal to walk through the matrimonial Arc to her destiny.
As the old witch mixed the yellow pollen with the seeds of the white sweet clover, she concocted a brew that would have him sprouting from the marital chamber to escape the changeling that had taken her place.