GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
I hate breaking up loving couples, especially first thing in the morning. It’s like waking up without coffee – painful. I study this new couple’s destiny slip, or D-slip as we call them. It’s definitely a Never slip. Mark and Jenna are destined never to be together. Too bad no one told them that before they met.
I always wear my black uniform when I start my day with a Never slip. Black lycra jumpsuit, black knee high boots, black trench coat and black silk gloves. A gesture of mourning for the dead relationship.
After I’m dressed I step into the hall and close the door behind me. My room is on the top floor of the Mansion, in the residential wing, which means I can’t avoid running into the other Cupids. Not that I don’t like them, I do, I just get tired of pretending Never slips don’t bother me.
I look up and see Griffin bounding towards me. I sigh and present him with my best fake smile.
“Hey, Griffin. How’s it going?”
“Great. I’m doing my first separation today.”
Griffin is an Intermediate Cupid, which means he deals with temporary break-ups and make-ups of mortal couples.
“A separation, nice. What’s your plan?” I ask.
Griffin’s face lights up.
“Well, I think the guy might like one of his co-workers more than his girlfriend, so I thought I’d just have him cheat on her.”
I shake my head. Common rookie mistake.
“Griffin, you’re only supposed to separate them temporarily."