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His Highness Alfred threw out the discussion, took me in his arms and left for the Kingdom of Albania in a carriage.
I was so worried that I might lose his affection for me, which was understandable.
“I’m sorry, Charlotte, for being so forceful. But I had to get you out of that house as soon as possible.”
His Highness Alfred apologized to me with an apologetic look on his face.
His clear eyes transmitted even the sadness to me and made me feel uncomfortable.
It seemed to me that he was strongly appealing to me that he did not really intend to do this.
“I don’t mind. But, Your Highness Alfred, are you certain?I have family problems, and I don’t feel that I am the right person to be your wife.”
I told His Highness that I had been feeling uneasy.
My parents, my sister, and my ex-fiancée’s family have too many problems, and I thought that I would be a burden to His Highness Alfred.
Even if I were to marry in Albania, I would not be sorry if something happened to damage His Highness’ honor.
It may be too late, but I still had to check.
“You were thinking about that. It may be true that the connection between families is important in a marriage. But more importantly to me is how well I can protect the person I fall in love with.”
His Highness laughed at all my worries and anxieties, which were almost crushing me.
He told me that I was more important than what was going on between our houses.
“Your Highness Alfred, I…”
“Don’t worry. I came for you because I promised to make you happy. I will never waver in that commitment.”
His Highness smiled and tried to reassure me.
I, too, have made up my mind and will devote my life to his highness.
even if it means severing ties with my family.
“We have finally arrived. This is the “Leicester Bridge” that connects Albania and Ezerta. All travelers between the two countries must go through formalities at customs. “
It took us three days to reach the border of Albania by carriage.
I was afraid that there might be difficulties in crossing the border, but His Highness said only a word or two, and we passed the border without any problems.
Finally, we reached the only bridge connecting Ezersta and Albania.
The bridge is a symbol of friendship between the two countries, connecting land to land, giving it a mystical atmosphere.
“This is the first time I have seen it. It is amazing. It makes sense that before this bridge was built, the two countries had little contact…”
“Yes, it does. This bridge is like a matchmaker between you and me. Without it, you and I would never have met.”
“Yes, I felt exactly the same way. And I thank my lucky stars that I met His Highness Alfred.”
I agree with His Highness Alfred as I get out of the carriage and take in the spectacular view.
It is no exaggeration to say that this bridge connects me with His Highness Alfred.
The bridge connecting two lands separated by a great river, combined with the historical background, seemed to me like a fantasy.
Crossing this bridge into a country with a different language and culture — of course I was anxious, but that was nothing compared to the magnitude of the hope I had for the future.
His Highness Prince Alfred held me by the shoulders, and I felt his warmth as my heart beat in anticipation of my new life.
With my hometown at my back, I walked forward into the future.