Sniffle. This one is going to tug at the most cynical of heartstrings and leave you bawling. It’s a short and simple tale of a relationship (not necessarily “shoujo romantic” in nature) blossoming out of chance meetings and encounters between two nobles. The setting and circumstances prove challenging for the couple but how they handle themselves throughout and maintain a connection is brought out in beautiful and touching manner.
The story is original, if bittersweet. It’s almost completely devoid of any clichés and a couple of twists and turns leave you with a catch in your throat. The character development was gradual and believable. Irreverent dialogues with a humorous one liner here or there make for high re-readabiity.
Ethereal artwork lends the handsome couple an other-worldly aura of romance.
There are plenty of romance one shots out there which make you laugh and scream and make you go doki doki, but this one will stay with you for a long time, both as a lesson in life, faith in allowing destiny to take the reins and as a warning to cherish stolen moments . And you’ll find a rogue tear making its way down your cheek every time you think of it!