Ren’s fantasy wishlist includes:
A sexy lover (preferably of the male variety)
Peace inside of the palace
Possibly an onsen
His best friend never deployed again, and always beside him
It does not include:
Assassins inside of his palace
Far too many conspiracies
Being proposed to while hungover. In bed. By his straight best friend.
Arman Brahms falling in love with him is a fantasy Ren’s buried for over six years, so to have it come true seems unreal. He has questions. All the questions. Mainly because Arman is bad at using his words.
But the most important question?
Is the fantasy worth risking everything?
Friends to lovers, GFY, Arman is the king of demisexual, Arman is absolutely done with this nonsense and lets people know it, no fainting damsels here, proposing is difficult, indecent proposal, Arman uses words, not too many, that’s what Ren is for, Ren’s up to rule twenty-five, Arman’s still violating three, five, and sixteen, too many potential conspiracies, too many assassination attempts, Ren would like less assassins please and thank you, being warden to a palace is not as much fun as it looks, Fourth Point of Contact doesn’t mean what you think, don’t mix alcohol with a teenage princess, accidental princess corruption, royal meddlers, fantasy world but no magic