Courtly Love

Aielinor had been surprised when Prince Jonne asked her to craft a love charm. As the Queen’s apothecary, she was used to serving members of the royal household but she had thought Jonne was away in the Fringe Forest; fighting Risard’s troll armies. And he was so handsome, she hardly thought he needed magical assistance.
She did not realize until the Queen’s Guard came to arrest her that the prince had used the potion to bind his mother to a man who could never reciprocate her feelings.
She’d killed herself in despair.
Now Jonne was king and Aielinor was doomed.