1. Chapter one - The beginning
I grew up in a wealthy family and in wealthy families apply other laws. The man is he who decides and the woman should make sure that everything in the home works. My father met my mother through his parents and it was well planned how they were going have it. Therefore, one can safely say that I was used to the tradition: Dad would select a suitable man for me. He went after the family riches, how well known they were and he was looking through the world. Therefore, I had never had a boyfriend and I had gone on a girls' school. I had learned to be quiet, be seen as a perfect daughter, I had no own opinions and I would be well-mannered.
In rich families, the woman would give birth to children and especially sons. The sons were the ones who would bring the company forward in the family and it was they who brought the name on. Therefore, I was a disappointment to my dad. He had sons, but they came after me. I was always the one who had to wait for my turn and I realized very early the difference between boys and girls. Many times I wanted to change sex, just to get to be like them. My brothers got to have girlfriends, they had to go out and party, they got money to waste on entertainment. I learned how to determine over the servants, how to plan celebrations and how to look beautiful. I had a really a boring life and I hated every day that I had to obey.
I hoped that my dad would find a funny guy to me. I wanted deep down to marry a man and be in love with him. Still, I was fully aware that that dream would never come true. I wished I had a husband who cared about me and that wasn't cheating on me (which my dad did on mom), but I knew it was just a pipe dream. All we was with were like our family. The girls sat quietly in a corner and all the guys had fun and got to do what they wanted. I was so tired of my life, but at the same time I didn't know how it was to live a normal life.
One day I came home from school and my parents were in the library and drank wine. I heard they drank and they were happy.
"Join us, Emma!" exclaimed my dad as soon as he noticed that I was home. I hung up my coat and put the bag on the stairs up. Then I went back to the library. I saw that they both were excited and they looked at me with excited eyes.
"What happened?" I got out of me. Dad came up to me and he took his arm around my shoulder.
"I have found a husband to you and you're getting married."