(Also, I destroyed myself writing this) (quite lengthy at 7k words)
Summary: an illness takes over the King of Stein. He coughs out flowers due to unrequited love and is advised to undergo an operation - at a great personal cost.
The first time they had met, the Princes Elect of Wysteria
had been wide-eyed and awed at him. It had been during a ball to celebrate her
election. She had been doing her best not to stare. He could still remember how
she had blushed when he had complimented her speech and how she had stammered
her gratitude before disappearing behind her Royal Adviser.