I kind of just wanted to send this to @abutterflyobsession but it felt too weird to just throw an au idea at her… not that this feels any less awkward.
Have you guys seen French kiss? It’s really good. Basically this American woman is afraid to fly, so her fiancée goes to France with out her for a history thing (he’s a historian I think) and he falls in love with a younger French hotty. So American girl faces her fear of flying, knowing in her heart that if he can just SEE her he’ll fall madly back in love with her.
Sitting next to Kate (American chick) is a French guy that’s kind of shifty, bristly, and doesn’t care much for lofe. He hides a plant in her bag and gets separated from her.
Later he finds her and in an attempt at getting this plant back (that secretly is hiding a very expensive necklace) tells her he will coach her in how to win back her ex.
Of course the plan works but now Kate can’t understand what she ever saw in her ex to begin with.
It’s a really good movie and I just feel like it would work so well in the strange magic fandom.