Originally posted by Blaque
Good point. The focus on River specifically probalby didn't leave room for that, but she probably did pay something for the relationship.
Jihe was a patrician. Her family doubtless has mixed feelings about the situation; they're happy that she's married up into a Great House, but River's mother's household has probably taken some vindictive stabs at Jihe's mother's household, whether socially, politically, or financially.