- 04 Dec 2019, 17:18
"She's more than an Iver name." He said bluntly, looking directly at Nathan. "She's more than a pretty face, or money, or linking our families."
He stepped slightly into the stables.
"Do you think people respect you simply because you have a good name? The upper-class might out of politeness. But that's not why you are who you are. The Ivers have always been looked upon as key assets to a family, but you and I both know that since your fall from grace, and recent ascent, the Iver name has meant something entirely different. And I hate to be the one to point out the similarities between us, but I am the same. We are cut from the same cloth, and in that, we have married women that are not simply to hang from the arm and make curt remarks and remain polite."
"Every single person in this joint family now has a duty to uphold this legacy we are creating. Her true potential does not come from her name alone; you cannot carry her, as much as you likely could. She's been swept by the current her entire life. It's time she supported you the best way she possibly can; by proving that Iver is not just a pureblood name, and that York is not just a newblood name. That being a part of this family is only for the elite, the powerful, the talented, the intelligent - and she's going to make her reputation stronger with her actions, and in turn, make both of us appear stronger also."
He sucked in a breath. He hadn't really known where those words had come from, though he did know them to be true. And the idea of helping to guide Danica into her own powerful being among mortals lit a fire in his chest.