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CP ROARING 20IES AU

  • imagine damen and laurent both being the heirs of some old money families
  • like what else is new
  • their families are rivals, have that whole capulets and montagues shit going on
  • both damen and laurent are not terribly fond of all the glamour and the fancy parties and all those etiquette rules
  • but nonetheless they usually have to attend them, and they do know each other from one or two of such occasions
  • so when they both meet in an underground dance club both of them are surprised
  • because it´s deffinitley not the place an heir of such importance should be seen
  • they´re both there undercover, in disguise, but they recognize each other instantly
  • and both of them know that the other now has a very good opportunity to blackmail the other
  • so when damen sees laurent approaching him at the dance club he fears his life might as well be over now
  • and expects laurent to threaten him right away
  • and he´s very surprised when instead, laurent asks for a dance
  • laurents first words to damen are “if you keep quiet, i´ll keep quiet”, so they immediately have a deal
  • the first dance turns into a second one, and before they realize, they´ve danced the whole night through
  • the whole affair turns into a series of nights at that dance club, until they´re The Talk of The Neighbourhood 
  • they realize they both have more in common than they would have ever expected
  • they both hate being stuck in their golden cages
  • unfortunately there are still official parties and family meetings to attend, where damen is not surprised, but still a little disappointed to see laurent acting all cold and indifferent towards him
  • at the dance club they get more and more popular to the point that they almost become some sort of celebrities, and people actually only go to that club to see them dance because HOly Hell they´re good at it, and “they look so good together” and “have such chemistry”
  • somehow, Kastor hears about this too, and as he noticed damen disappearing randomly and without telling anyone where he goes, he hires a detective
  • so basically kastor finds out about the club affair, which of course would be a scandal and disgrace and would get his brother disinherited in a moment 
  • which is exactly what kastor wants, because it would make HIm the heir
  • so kastor tells their father, including proof and pictures and eye witnesses
  • their father is outraged, but to kastors dislike, wants to give damen a last chance
  • he calls for damen one day and tells him he has to quit this whole thing and promise, swear, to never talk to laurent again OR go to any dance clubs, and also has to marry as soon as possible in order to remain the heir
  • and that is the moment damen realizes that he is uttmostly, undyingly in love with laurent and can not live without him
  • “a heirloom or this”
  • so basically he declines, recklessly, not even talking it over at first with laurent, and his father banishes damen from their estate, making kastor the new heir
  • laurent first hears about the scandal in the newspapers (but of course laurent has been careful enough so no trace whatsoever leads back to him)
  • when he finds out he immediately tries (and easily succeeds) to find out where damen is staying
  • turns out damen is now hosting his own dance club, and doing really well too, because everyone wants to go to the club that belongs to “that infamous dancer”
  • so one night laurent decides he has to go see damen again and goes to damen´s club
  • damen is extremely surprised to see him
  • but even more surprised when laurent tells him that he, laurent, would willingly give up his inheritance if he could join damen
  • damen doesn´t understand, bc he never thought laurent would ever love him back aND because he never thought laurent would so easily give up his money and fortune
  • turns out laurent´s uncle is involved with some rather illegal activites in which laurent doens´t want to be involved, and doesn´t want to take over “the family business”
  • so very soon the papers talk about a new scandal, the heir of the Vere family declining his inheritance and mysteriously disappearing without any trace
  • but damen and laurent couldn´t care less because their club is doing splendidly
  • and they get to be free and in love and together
  • exchanging the money they never wanted for Each Other 
  • BYE