“Lest a nightmare should come to the fairies’ cousin twice removed on their mother’s side.” Color process illustration by Dugald Stewart Walker for his children’s book, Dream Boats and other Stories, published in 1920.
Kolivan is a famous writer, but he keeps his real identity hidden; Lance is a server at a cafe. “Marmora Blade” is Lance’s favorite author and likes to frequently talk about his books to customers. Kolivan happens to be a frewuent customer because Lance has many good ideas for future books, and eventually they get together after a few months of flirting. After a year of being established, Kolivan reveals that he is Marmora Blade and his newest book will be featuring Lance as his coweriter under the name “Blue Lion”. Lance freaks out, needless to say. (no reposting)