Her luck ran out when she reached the stables.
Why are you not wearing the ring? Without the horses and heavy armor, the differences in the physique of the suitors was much clearer.
She could marry without love.
This could be her only chance, her last chance, to walk her own halls as a—relatively—free woman.
Alina quickly turned away, not eager to catch the eye of either.
Will I find myself bride to three spouses? Do I need a degree to become a tutor? He was friendly to the servants and had tipped them well: none would share a whisper of his business.