They never speak of marriage, of the laws that stand against them.
Serena, however, knows Layla is the one. The moment it settles in her heart, she starts to dig through old texts. She looks for loopholes. Opportunities.
There has to be a way.
She takes meetings with the brightest minds in Aldagar. She asks every man and woman who claims to be an expert in law or tradition.
They all come to a sobering consensus: nothing can be done under the current laws.
It is the "current" which captures her attention.
Laws can be changed. It requires effort and dedication. Fortunately, Serena has both. Right now, she and Layla still have time.
They've yet to speak of marriage, but if and when they do, Serena wants to be able to have that option. She wants to take Layla into her arms, smile, and whisper 'yes.'
Or even be the one who drops down to one knee. Because Layla is worth it.
She's the one.