Young Love, First Love
by Lee Struglia
While visiting a local tavern, one of the player characters with high charisma and/or comeliness is approached by an adolescent serving girl or boy, who immediately falls in love with the PC. "Oh, sir (ma'am), if there is anything at all I can do for you, don't hesitate to ask... I really mean that... anything." The adolescent will hang around the PC whenever possible and gaze at him or her meaningfully, eyes wide with amazement and heart aflutter, listening intently to everything the PC says. If the character shows any interest in the youngster, watch out! Any encouragement at all will fuel the youngster's desire all the more and make him or her nearly impossible to get away from. It's quite possible that the boy or girl will ask to join the party, and if he or she is not allowed to, he or she will ultimately follow wherever the object of his or her desire goes anyway. The PC will just have to deal with the problem until the teenager realizes that it just isn't going to work out. If the PC is of an evil alignment, the youngster could be in big trouble....
(Originally appeared in Re:Quests!, issue #31, August 1993, p. 35; Mary H Kelly, editor.)
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