Bride to a VulcanAmanda closed her eyes and breathed deeply. Her father was meeting with an ambassador from Vulcan. There had been a little friction between Earth and Vulcan of late, and the ambassador was visiting to try to find a link that would bring common understanding and peace between the Vulcan’s and the humans. Although she was only 19, Amanda felt sure she knew what would happen at the end of this meeting. She would be given as a bride to a Vulcan ambassador, and therefore the government of earth and the government of Vulcan would have some common ground.
She was not sad that she would not have a romance and happy, loving marriage like all her friends had, she was not afraid of being in a foreign land with strange customs, she was not even afraid of being away from everything she had known and having no one to love her – she was afraid that she would not be able to do her duty as well as she ought. She was her father’s child. She swallowed hard. Yes, she was scared – s