A few years ago, I dove into a personal research project to learn more about Japan. I studied the older culture, and their ideas on marriage. Their arranged marriages intrigued me, so I studied it further. I wrote a semi-short story about a woman named Rin, the young daughter of a shonen
(military strategist) who was arranged to marry a samurai sounin
(a high ranking general) named Akira. (BTW Akira is a unisex name, if anyone thinks its girly) He's a cold, dignified man who married her at the request of his daimyo
, (feudal lord who own large amounts of land). Rin's sweet personality eventually wins over the war hardened Akira, and their traditional arranged marriage soon turns into a true love marriage.
This is one of the only non-fantasy fiction story I've ever written, since not everyone enjoys my current fantasy works, I might clean up the rough writing if people find this kind of story more their type. Yes, no, maybe?