May 1891….London, England
The turn of a new century is near in Victorian England. And while change is to be anticipated, not many in London would except it to come from two individuals in particular.
A is a young lady who is described as intelligent but rather "unconventional". She is bright, but will not let go of her standing when someone blocks her way. Defiantly bold and daring. Part of which comes from her father, the duke, but even he disapproves of her attitude and interests. A is particularly fond of forensic sciences; she dreams of helping in investigations. She has gotten in trouble for sneaking out to classes or borrowing textbooks for study. One time her father caught her at a crime scene when she was supposed to be buying a dress for a ball. Now to solve her "problems", her father is looking to marry her off which will cause A more problems.
B is not as strong as A, but is intelligent and has an interest of crime investigations as well. With a compassionate heart and a love for pondering and solving, he dreams of being an investigator of high prestige. His father and stepmother do not support any of this only because they worry about reputation. B is of illegitimate birth, and tends to stirr attention that his father doesn't want. His parents are trying to come up with a plan to put a stop to this, but give B a difficult time in the process.
But A and B know each other after have been running into each other at crime scenes or outside the police stations. Their families know each other, yet A and B have their disagreements. They also have their similar interests and experiences too. To get out of their miseries, A convinces their families that they should get married. B only accepts thinking it would make his life and work easier.
Around the time A and B get married, twelve people are murdered and some assume they are all tied together with more coming soon. B gets assigned to the case, yet hasn't a clue on where to start. Rumors fly about. Bodies go missing. A starts to get curious, wanting to open up an investigation of her own, but she'll need B if she wants to make any progress.
I was re-reading Stalking Jack the Ripper and got the idea for this. Why not try some sort of enemies to colleagues to lovers?
- Andrew's rules
- TW: There will be mentions of murder, blood, gore, alcohol, drugs, and so on. It is the late 1800s, just to keep in mind.
- Sexy times will be omitted and skipped over.
- At least one detailed paragraph per response.
- This is your rp too. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please do let me know!
- I'll post a template once someone joins. If we haven't rp before, I may ask for a sample.