The Princess || Vikings || Bjorn Ironside
King Ecbert's daughter is forced to marry Bjorn as part of their fathers' deal with each other. At first, the princess is not satisfied with the arrangement, but once she discovers her new freedoms she can't help but embrace the Norse culture. Bjorn/OC with some Ragnar.
Hilda sighed loudly before standing up from her chair and walking across the crowd toward Bjorn.
As the girl approached him, Bjorn set down his drink and gave her his full attention.
"My Father wants us to dance and then proceed to the final ceremony."
It took a minute for Bjorn to process her words before he held out his hand for her.
Hilda placed her small, dainty hand in his large, calloused one.
Bjorn pulled her closer to him and began to rock back and forth. He looked around at everyone else, seemingly completely disinterested in the girl in front of him, "I am in love with someone else." Bjorn pursed his lips and continued to dance with the girl, waiting for her reaction.
Hilda couldn't find the words to say and instead just stared at him blankly.
After a few moments, Bjorn continued, "She is a slave girl but I love her and it does not matter what we must do tonight, my heart only goes to her."
Hilda could see the tension in her husband's shoulders and the words finally came to her. "I don't expect your heart to go to me. We are only pawns, Bjorn. I expect no more of you than what our fathers expect of us."