Very specific request. Short and sweet.
Setting: Medieval Fantasy. Can be low or high fantasy, I don't care which.
Theme: Adventure/travel. Our RP will take place during travel from point A to point B, with as many stops and detours as we desire.
YC is a young man (or NB or intersex person) on the run. It's up to you to decide exactly what they're running from, but it could be anything from avoiding an arranged marriage to ducking an assassination attempt or something else entirely. YC is most likely used to a comfortable city life and isn't thrilled about having to trek across dangerous, unfamiliar lands on their own. Perhaps they are injured. Where they are going and why they think they will find safety there is up to you. They can be human, but other fantasy races are more than welcome, just ask. In general I was anticipating this character to not have much skill in the area of wilderness survival.
IMPORTANT: YC is either male, transmale, or intersex (I am craving an intersex character but it's not required, if you go for this I will of course use appropriate pronouns), and should have a romantic interest in men. However, part of their escape from detection is disguising themself as a woman.
MC is a male human (or other race, if you have a preference) mercenary that YC hires to escort them on their travels. He's rugged, street-smart, and worldly. He's no-nonsense, even a bit of a hard-ass, but has a soft gooey center under the gruff exterior. He's straight as can be, or so it seems. He's exactly the kind of person that YC needs to help them get to wherever they're going.
The main idea: As delays, bad weather, enemies, and obstacles complicate their journey, both characters find themselves warming up to each other on the road. They both have their reasons for not wanting to get too close, not least of which is YC's gender-related deception and both character's assumption that romantic interest won't be reciprocated, among others.
Obviously this RP will be 18+ as romance and sex are anticipated. I will be happy to handle all the world-building needs and NPCs, though I hope you're open to assisting with NPCs/side characters when needed. No fading to black. PMs or Discord only. I write at an Advanced level and am hoping for someone who can type at least approximately three paragraphs per post on average. Third Person, Past Tense style only. I am planning to implement plenty of sappy fiction tropes such as bed-sharing, hurt/comfort, etc. I don't typically write character sheets before the RP starts but you are welcome to do so.
In case anyone is wondering, I will be endeavoring to present this story in a way that approaches the aforementioned gender identities and relationships in a respectful way, and I will be grateful for any constructive criticism in that regard.
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