A straight couple is in a lovely room with a glowing ritual circle. The boyfriend stands in the circle holding a goblet.
Boyfriend: My love, will you be bonded with me?
Girlfriend: How romantic! What does it entail?
Boyfriend: We just drink magical wine from this cup…
Girlfriend: That sounds nice.
Boyfriend: …and our souls become linked forever.
Girlfriend: Oh. Umm… What if we grow apart or it turns out one of us is an axe murderer?
Boyfriend: That’s no problem, we’ll love each other anyway because the binding will make us.
A back view of the girlfriend reveals she has a bloody axe tucked into her belt where the boyfriend can’t see.
Girlfriend: Great, let’s do it.
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Comments on Magical Marriage
Didn’t see this one coming, I love it!
Great one again, Bunny and Chris!
Well, at least she’ll know that he’ll still love her once she’s exposed as an axe murderer.
One of your best yet!
Hahaha… Love it!
Good thing BOTH are axe murderers.
Reminds me of this Twilight fanfic (or maybe accusation fic would be the correct term) with this exact same premise.
Come to think of it, this does have a certain Imprint vibe, if a bit more voluntary.
Anyone know any articles that deal with this trope more seriously? It always made me feel some kind of something in a way that I cant quite articulate.
Also, are those magic circle things FROM somewhere? I swear I have seen them before.
Haha! I have this “mating mechanics” with my elves. They can connect their souls together and share their life force, so their lifespans are the same because they take life from the same combined pool of the force. In theory it sounds very romantic, because they’ll spend their life together and die at the same time. In practice not many do that because shit happens, and you don’t wanna be tied to a person you hate because the ritual is irreversible.
“Fun” ideas with this would be like, an older elf marries a much younger one and coerces them to the ritual to extend their own life. Orrr, an elf falls in love with one of the short lived species and decides to significantly shorten their life to extend the life of the loved one. You know, fun!
Actually in D&D 5e there is a spell that gives an AC bonus to recently married couples for a week. Cue munchkins remarrying just for the bonus.
(it’s ceremony, in case you’re wondering)
I don’t think there is a better choice of clothes and background to make me not see that coming at all.
Million dollar question:
What is behind the other mage’s back!?
Oh, the transcript says they’re just people, not mages. I assumed incorrectly.
Million dollar question:
What is behind the boyfriend’s back!?