It was a hasty, arranged marriage.
And on their wedding night, he ran away.
He lived for ten years under a false name, becoming one of the 7 Great Masters of the Continent, but returned home when he heard news of his father’s passing.
There, he found his wife, whom he thought had already left, whom he had only seen once before.
She was still as beautiful as the first time he saw her.
ps: work from the author of ‘The Regressor and the Blind Saint’