Despite the controversy that began within the days ensuing the election of yet another puppet to a party filled of automated machinery, an arrangement of marriage took place in secret. Perhaps "arranged" wasn't necessarily the best word to use. She was necessary to the continuum of the Imperial Family that resided upon my shoulders, yes, but she was... serene. Something I needed, clearly, as a fellow of rash behavior and a miscreant persona. Wise, and beautiful - there was nothing about her that I could not grow fond of. Of course, with the betrayal of my former wife Amamiya Haruhi and Yagami Mii, I maintained a feeling of inevitable destruction of my heart. Perhaps she had merely agreed to wed me out of desire for power. Maybe she, too, planned to add a knife to my back. No... I could tell just from speaking with her that she was above that, beyond it. Shy, modest. Yet she still emitted such an aura of strength, it was overwhelming. I couldn't compare to her in any way whatsoever - then again, what man can compare to their women?
I've known her for awhile, not necessarily on a name basis. She wasn't very known or popular - just someone who was there, working from behind the curtains of our nation. She wasn't a politician, though she had the mind for one. She wasn't a glorious general leading the charge, though she had the potential to be one. Let alone, she was a friend of Sumeragi Akeiko... most people would be wary simply from knowing that. I wasn't. Perhaps she didn't really know me all too well, or she didn't care to before I made myself known to her not too long ago. That's fine, I don't expect to be someone in which everyone in this nation knows, or admires. We engaged in friendly discussion of the political atmosphere of our nation over coffee, and before long it became small chats about the things we enjoyed in life, and telling each other a bit of ourselves. She was pleasant company, and though originally I was uncertain due to her rather quiet personality, it became more noticeable that she was... the piece I was missing.
Amidst this turbulent period of national wars and dictators, I set my sights on the continuation of the Imperial Family - to ascertain that even when a tyrant is elected into office through the vices of Westerner influence, that the nation of Japan remains in the hands of the sovereignty. Should our nation be destroyed and our homes burned asunder, it will not be the Balkans to take us into their arms. It will be us, the Imperial Family, who will look out for all of our citizens, no matter their affiliation or party. I bear no ill will towards the Dai Nippon Party, or any other party for that matter. I care for all loyal citizens of Japan, despite the mistakes I have made in the past, and despite the hostility I have brewed with our neighbor. It is true, we are inferior to the men and women of Taiwan, who should truthfully live within our lands. I wish no more for hate among the people of Asia as our common enemy lies farther.
It is not the United States.
It is not China.
We're fighting battles against our own kind, petty identity issues separating us from becoming something worthwhile. Ironically, our alternate universe of Asia might as well be known as Africa in a familiar dimension. So populous and abundant in nations, men and women craving the same thing - to build something ideal, and to become strong. It's impossible. We continue to slay each other to exert our dominance, continue to thrive in a separatist idealogy while letting minuscule barriers such as language, race, gender, and eReligion tear us apart. Meanwhile, I watch as Balkan influences continue to destroy what isn't theirs. It's saddening to think about before the day of my wedding, I know... I have a lot on my mind, and though this should be a moment of happiness, I can only feel sorrow for the rest of the continent in which I belong to.
I wonder if she shares the same feelings as I do...
Even though our home is being desecrated mercilessly, I have hope... hope that eventually, we'll begin to see each other not as individual nations, but as a collective of Asians striving for the same cause.
Even though we may have formerly been enemies, from this bond I commit with Minakami Hourai, I strive to right all wrongs I have committed to any peoples of Asia, and submit that the Imperial Family of Japan will work diligently towards the peace and prosperity of our continent, without the influence of Western fascists.
I promise this to be the beginning of a new Japan, and a new chapter in the political sphere of our nation, and Asia in whole. The ring in which is put upon my finger and my wife's own will signify the new unity we seek in Japan - and the union we strive for in all of Asia.
Let there be another Ten Thousand Years.
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