"I am a close acquaintance of Crown Prince Razul's!"
Rash words indeed Bethany was desperate to stop her deportation for Datar, and only Razul could help her. But she'd tried so hard to forget him they'd been involved two years before, and back then Bethany hadn't been able to handle such a proud, passionate man.
Bethany got to stay in Datar. However, by renewing her "close" acquaintance with Razul she paid his price he demanded she become his wife!