Some random, stupid, cheesy plot idea I had—
Character A is the crown [prince/princess] to the kingdom of Trila.
Character B is the 4th child of a king from a nearby kingdom that is close to war with Trila,
Character A needs to find a partner, but they’re said to be cruel, short tempered, not interested in married life at all, and lastly, they has no inclination of peace between their kingdom and Character B’s. So when their father tells them of the arranged marriage between themselves and Character B, they rages.
Character B is not a meek person, willing to lie down and be sent over to perhaps the cruelest person alive. They will fight tooth a nail against this marriage. But they didn’t find out until they were carted away and had already arrived at Trila for ‘Peace Talks’.
When they finds out about the marriage, they are not happy, and does not want to be in the [prince/princesses] presence.
Character A may be misunderstood, and puts on the pretense of cruelty to protect their kingdom. But no one knows that, and they doesn’t want anyone to know this. They decide to take their rage out on Character B, hoping to keep them far enough away from themselves and who they really is.
Will Character A succeed in keeping B pushed away from themselves? Or will B see the soft side of A? Will the two forever hate each other? Will A declare war against B’s kingdom, even after the marriage?
I would prefer to be Character B (The woman)