With the entrance of Duny - ehem, Urcheon - I was a bit disappointed that the short story was objectifying the princess. Sure, it may unfortunately resonate some truth to the distant (and not-so-distant past), but I was hoping that Andrzej was not going to go that route. Fortunately, as we learn through the story, Duny and Pavetta were already in love, and Duny was not being a big dick. Instead, his actions were incredibly brave, to put himself in a situation that could easily get himself killed for the name of love.
Side note: I hope that their unborn child comes into the main narrative later!