Being a noble has its advanges, for an example, you are considered a great catch, and Childeric knew how to use that to "explore" the young women of his father's feud. Going from party to party, in different villages, he met more than a handfull of girls willing to marry him, but always with some excuse he fled the village by the first sign of the Sun just to meet another girl, in another party, that would dream about becoming a noble. This life is a good life, he used to think.
One day, in a ballroom dance he met Clothilde, daughter of André de Chauvigny and amazed by her beauty, he asked her to dance. Along with the spins and steps they had to take he convinced her to go to bed with him, that he would marry her and the union would benefit her father.
Without a second tought she went with him, just to wake up alone in her bed.
A few days later, while spending some time in his father castle, Childeric was summoned by his father, Adalric, whom recieved a letter by André de Chauvigny, wich demanded a marriage between his daughter and Childeric, also forcing an alliance between the two lords. But, before the cerimony, Childeric would have to pay for his sin and prove his allegiance to Philippe Auguste by joining him in the crusades and the siege of the holy land.
and so, to avoid a confrontation, wich would result in his father losing his own feud, he travelled.