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Courtship rituals

Welcome to Imperial Soulmates! In a gigantic and futuristic fantasy empire filled with solarpunk magitechs, Hélène is hiding that she's one of the emperor's soulmates. However, to lift the legal curse on her best friend, she will have to blackmail the emperor himself... Come read about her plans, and the world in which she lives!
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The entire goal of a courtship is to prove to your love that, while you're not their soulmate and most perfect partner, you're nearly just as good! Follow this advice and your beloved will soon fall into your arms!    
How to seduce your love
Practice magic together like true soulmates, the most romantic thing ever! What foremost characterises soulmates is their identical magics and the extraordinary feats they can accomplish by joining them. Any partners worthy of the name need to be able to show off their magical compatibility   Show to your love that you have the same tastes as them, just like soulmates do thanks to having been created just for each others! Try your soulmate's favourite hobby for the first time yourself and do them together to show that of course you love them too!   And why not join both together by practising magical art, ritual or even crafting artefacts with your beloved depending on their preferences? This is guaranteed to swoop them off their feet!  
When I fell in love with Jean, I really doubted it would ever worked out as Jean loves duelling but I've never been a fan. However, I still invited him to a duelling show, and we had the most fun ever! It's true what they say: if you're truly made for each other, you'll have the same taste, and if you don't it's only because you haven't tried hard enough yet. We're regular attendees to the show now and we're soon going to celebrate our first wedding anniversary!
"You've been avoiding going to the trails."   Hélène twitched before she could stop herself. Of course, Grandmother immediately honed onto this weakness.   "Pierre is a perfectly nice young man and not worth dying over. All our enemies are sure to send assassins after you if they believe you've let your magical training go!"   "Then I'm sure you'll be able to intervene and have him stop harassing me and trying to make me run and train together! A bit of magic is certainly not going to convince me he's stopped being a rude idiot."   Grandmother sighed as if she had to exert utmost level of patience to deal with her. "A rude idiot form the Croizot family. Stop being obtuse and allow him to court you until we sign the trade contract at least, then you'll be able to insult him as much as you want. And above all, go back go the trails."   Alina squinted at this very reasonable answer.   Her Grandmother caught it and gave her a haughty look. "Come on. As my granddaughter, you can certainly do better than that talentless boy. In fact, I have just the young man I want to present you during the next state dinner. An enchanter, too. Your magics are bond to be compatible!"   Oh magic. Grandmother had become impossible now that she had come off age! Hélène was already not impressed by her actual soulmate the emperor, there was no way she would let herself be trapped by some inferior man. She had to escape as soon as possible...
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Dec 3, 2023 15:47 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

The testimonial made me happy, haha.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Dec 3, 2023 17:08 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

It was a bit sarcastic, but that's indeed nice when you share hobbies with your partners and can have fun together <3   Thanks for the comment!

Jan 27, 2024 09:40 by Kai

"It's true what they say: if you're truly made for each other, you'll have the same taste, and if you don't it's only because you haven't tried hard enough yet." I don't know why but the tone in which this article is presented reminds me of the instructional propaganda stuff in Fallout 4. Just that super overly cheery 1950s energy. It's great.

Jan 27, 2024 15:21 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

Thanks! <3 My inspiration is always more the tone used during the Victorian era, so a few decades earlier, but I can totally see it XD

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