Series: Romantic-fantasy with magic related to elemental powers. A meeting between a young smuggler and a more established and highly refined woman. Both are escaping their responsibilities and bond over their shared, irreverent spirit.
Author: Cornelius Hightower
Major Characters: The Smuggler (Alfonso), The Princess (Calista), The Colonel, The Maid, The Knight (Mauricio).
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In which we meet the bumbling hero, a smuggler. He stumbles upon a mysterious woman. They cannot see each other because the moon is new, but they still feel a natural, mutual attraction.
In which we decide who the heck is narrating this thing.
The mysterious woman of the night leads the hero to one of her favorite places in the city.
Camilla, the woman of the night, prepares for their second date with nervousness and anticipation.
Camilla introduces Alfonzo, the smuggler, to another of her friends, the innkeeper.
As the title implies, Alfonzo gets pushed violently from edge of building and falls to his death.
The two lovers have their first fight, but end up in each other’s arms.
Alfonzo misses Camilla.
Alfonzo takes drastic action.
Alfonzo gets checked out.
Our heroes lose their way.
Alfonzo can finally walk around in the sunshine!
Our heroes go even further than losing their way, they destroy all bridges so they get stranded along The Way!
Princess Calista comes to a head with her mother, but finds some common ground with the Colonel.
Princess Calista is held hostage by her station.
Princess Calista fights against her guardian and escapes in the night, looking for Alfonso… who is wanted for murder!
The enemy is healed.
The many factions within this drama agree to stand down. Everyone agrees to reset their impressions, but is that possible for the bitterest of enemies?
Yet another agreement between Alfonso and Camilla. They make a month long pact, will it last?
Alfonso burns with anger over how the Colonel treats his wife. He agrees to a reckless course of action that puts his life, Camilla’s life, and the life of their friends in jeopardy.
Mauricio bonds with the Colonel, and learns of the death of a major character.
At a moving funeral, one main character learns that she is pregnant.
Alfonso finally breaks down because it is the last day of the thirty day pact he had with Camilla. He is lost and vengeful.
Alfonso is so emotional that he confesses who his parents are. You’re never going to believe it!
Alfonso’s trust was apparently misplaced because he is captured by the King’s men and taken away in chains!
Alfonso is thrown in the Catacombs and tortured for information. We learn the true author of this story is not Cornelius Hightower.
Ch27: Tears on the Rooftop
Half a love story comes to a close with plenty of heartbreak, tears and broken promises. So much for a romance novel!