Michael deeply desired to hug her goodnight but he was still trying to consider feelings of reservation she might be having. He wanted to give her time, especially since they were still only betrothed. He instead walked out of the library, happy she even already desired time by his side at all. Once he was gone Allysia took a book for the night and returned to her room with Isabella. "will you require anything my lady?"
"water please, I cant settle without some water and I want to read a little"
"Yes mam, I'll be right back" the maid hurried off so she changed into her night clothes and got in bed, happy when Isabella returned with a cold glass of water "you're free to go, thank you so much"
"If you need anything there will still be staff awake. If you want me personally ask one of them to fetch me"
"thank you" Isabella left and Allysia began reading one of the books Michael had suggested to her. She wound up reading four chapters before finally settling down and allowing sleep to take her. In the morning she was awoken by the maid from yesterday "I have everything ready for your shower my lady." Allysia rubbed her eyes "thank you" Isabella smiled, happy their new lady of the house was kind. The men in Michaels family normally went for kind women but it was a relief all the same.
Allysia flung her feet over the bed, forcing herself to leave the warmth of her incredibly comfortable bed and enter the bathroom. She took a long shower, allowing it to wake her then quickly dressed to make up for the time. She didn't want to be late for breakfast, not when her future husband was waiting on her. When she entered the dining room she was greeted by that same smile she was growing more and more fond of "Good morning"
"Good morning Michael"
"did you have trouble sleeping?"
"I just got really into one of the books you suggested"
"which one did you end up grabbing?"
"the pirate one"
"that one will definitely keep you up at night. It's too good, it's hard to stop once you start it"
"are you very busy today?"
"Not especially, why Allysia?"
"well, if it's something you'd be interested in maybe we could take turns reading it out loud to eachother in the library. We could switch off every chapter"
"That sounds like a wonderful idea"