FAIRY’s tale (tentative title)
[Romance (GxB)] [Fantasy / Fairy Tale] [Meta]
status: concept needs more development, project likely to be next
image (left to right): Protagonist (Ai), Finnian, Carousel
not shown: everyone else
Having grown up in a loving orphanage, Ai never wondered who her parents were or why they abandoned her--until the day Lord Desti showed up at the orphanage and recognized her as his daughter. From then on, Lord Desti’s expectations of his “noble-born” daughter and Ai’s own dedication to her orphanage family clash, and Ai works to find her own way in the world.
Through a series of sweet (and cliche) accidents, Ai befriends the kingdom’s youngest prince, Finnian, at the prince’s debutante party. Finnian eventually starts visiting Ai at her orphanage with intentions to court her, and the two begin a warm and loving relationship. When Lord Desti learns about the relationship, he warns Ai that the prince is likely to be engaged to the queen of another country; Ai, of course, dismisses the idea as ridiculous.
But eventually, Finnian admits that he is indeed leaving the kingdom to marry Queen Orchid and asks Ai to disguise herself as his maid and be his mistress; Ai, in response,slaps him and tells him that she never wants to see him again. What will the heartbroken and now-single Ai choose to do now?
Ai (temporary name)
: the protagonist. A sweet but stubborn girl with a big heart. Is sometimes clumsy and often easily-flustered. Was raised in an orphanage.
Finnian (temporary name)
: a charming prince who was hidden from the public until his debutante party. Is very lovable, but seems somewhat spoiled. Appears to mean well, but his true intentions are unclear.
: a fairy who seems oddly interested in Ai’s story...
Lord Desti (temporary name)
: Ai’s father. a nobleman and highly respected politician. Very stubborn but has good intentions.
: a rude and obnoxious nobleman who is asked by Lord Desti to court Ai. He and Ai cannot seem to stand each other’s presences.
: a messenger who delivers Lord Desti’s letters to Ai. Sometimes acts as bodyguard and accompanies Ai to social events.
Queen Orchid (temporary name)
: the young, regal and strong-willed queen of a nearby country. Is Finnian’s fiancee (and, later, wife).
Kenneth (temporary name)
: a kind-hearted and friendly young man who works in the town’s general store. Ai’s friend since childhood, and has had a crush on her for years.
This story is divided into three distinct sections:
ONCE upon a time: the general route/prologue portion of the game. This section has no choices; it details how Ai met and got to know Finnian (see synopsis above).
HAPPILY ever after?: the otome portion of the game. Like in most otomes, the reader can influence Ai’s actions by selecting from a variety of choices at different parts of the game, and Ai’s actions determine which romanceable character she ends up with.
FAIRY’s tale: the meta portion of the game. Unlocked only after the reader has obtained a happy ending for each romanceable character’s route. The reader finally learns the truth about the game…
This story is quite long. I am seriously considering this as my next big project (after BL4NK x RE4DER