Hey, remember the Arranged Royal Marriage AU? We’re doing that again. Checking in with Leif and Thorn on the road, so they can make out in front of a campfire.
Thorn: Good ride today, Caoimhe! You rode true, you carried us far . . . You even drank when I led you to water.
Leif: I was “Good” too, right, Prince Thorn?
Thorn: If that soup is half so good as it smell — yes!
Leif: Finish the whole bowl! We reach the dragon’s lair tomorrow — you’ll need all your strength.
Thorn: I know, I know.
Leif: Are you sure you want to rescue the princess alone? I can be a lookout, maybe? Or set traps? I don’t know how traps work, but I can learn!
Thorn: No. Thank you, Leif, but no. The rules are clear.
Leif: Well . . . can I give you a morale boost before you go?
Thorn: Maybe. What did you have in mind?
Leif: Well, there’s this time-tested Sønska healing method . . .
It’s called “mouth-to-mouth.”