Like a thief, I came in the dead of night and stole her away from her protected castle and placed her in a gilded cage made of gold.
The arrangement had been made.
Her father knew I was coming, knew I had intended to make him pay.
His empire was crumbling.
He had no money, nothing of value to me, nothing except... her.
Which is why he agreed.
His precious, virgin daughter, in return for a debt paid.