Before Kat could even answer, the two were forced to sit down at the Kotatsu as everyone cheered.
"Kanpai!!" They said as they helped themselves to more sake.
"Neh neh! everyone!" her mother yelled, and the whole crowd went quiet.
"Today is a glorious day! Today we celebrate K-chan's long awaited independence!"
The crowd momentarily cheered and then silenced once again.
"And I feel so proud to announce to all of you......That Kat will be marrying the Prince of Alkiasa!"
"KANPAI!!!!!!!!" The crowd cheered again and resumed the party once more. They were all so happy and danced with excitement over the news.
"WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who the hell is the prince of Alkiasa?!" At this point, Kat was thoroughly confused.
"Why, your friend Xanu of course. Didn't you know my dear?"
"That's ridiculious....He's not a prince he......."
My parents wanted to marry me off to someone. We have noble blood in our ancestry............
Alright. I'll keep your secret. I swear it on the my... family's ancestors that I will protect you and your secret untill I suffer the worst possible fate.......
Kat slowly turned back over to Xanu. She felt as if all the oxygen had left her lungs, and she was now unable to breath.
"It.......it all makes sense....." she murmered to herself, and then imediately turned to her mother.
"I.....I can't marry a prince!!! That's impossible!!! princes marry princesses! Unless I'm crowned princess of the poor japanese girls this is a total no no!!!"
"He'll marry you unless he wants to go home. I can easily turn him in for the reward. "
At that moment Kat slammed her hands down on the table and stood up.
"I'm not going to sit here and listen to this any more. C'mon Xanu, lets go."
She grabbed Xanu by the hand and managed to get to the door until....
Her mother meant business this time. Very rarely is Kat ever called by her full name, and when she is, it means she is in serious trouble.
"How dare you disgrace me in front of the entire family...........If you back down on this engagement........................................ ..................I SHALL DISOWN YOU!!!!!!!!!"
Kat was petrified. All she could do was stare at the door. She was too afraid to look at anyone, for she knew now her whole family were sobered up after listening to the argument, and never before was the pressure on to make a decision.