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Thank you for all your comments! It means a lot especially when that ending was so hard to write.
I wanted Ambress and Prandor to work out so badly, but it wasn't possible in their world and with their personal beliefs. Someone asked, "Well, couldn't Prandor have just found out that he was a long-lost prince? Then it would be okay!" But that's a fantasy happening, and though this was a fantasy-genre story, it was reality-based with only a few magical elements. I could have ended at the wedding with Prandor bursting into the church and yelling, "I OBJECT!" or Ambress riding away on the Brullux horse the day before to find him, but it wasn't consistent with their characters.
And I'll always wonder how much of her decision was subconsciously influenced by the lives of the royals she loved watching. Ambress idolized Princess Grace, who put her country before her love life and was respected for it. Rebellious Princess Micha threw off convention and went to war, where she was promptly killed. What lessons did Ambress take away from those events?