Forced Wife, Royal Love-Child

By: Trish Morey

‘What is it?’

‘I’d like to celebrate my love for you by asking you to share my life for ever. Will you marry me, Sienna, and become my wife?’

She blinked up at him. ‘You’re actually asking me?’

‘I’m asking you. Pleading with you if it comes to that. And if you don’t want to get married, I’ll even settle for that, so long as you promise to live in sin with me forever.’

‘But then your children will be bastards, forever.’

‘I don’t care,’ he said. ‘It never did me any harm. So long as I can have you.’

And then he kissed her, and she knew forever would never be long enough.