CHAPTER ONE – FIRST MEETING
— jordan’s way of talking is very old fashioned mixed with modern, i dun think he realizes he does that
— oh hi felix. this is a close enough to feel casual with each other relationship
— arnould musta been a clever charmer back in the day, but now he’s bit of a joke. spent too much time partying and gambling. he clearly has zero respect for his daughter, but IS a little bit intimidated by her? He knows she has the power here now to make or break their family.
— Juliette just JUST found out about this mess with a week’s notice so she’s basically pulling all this out of her ass. She very obvsly hates not being prepared ahead of time, and because she’s not prepared all Jordan’s button-pushing is working at keeping her unbalanced and pissing her off.
— she thinking about david as an almost boyfriend here, so she’s still wrapped up in his drama and hasn’t cut full ties yet apparently
–Jordan fully believes this contract was just former King Charles being a power crazed pervert. This is just something very convenient falling into his own lap though at just the right time. *** Jordan musta been looking through stuff looking for whatever could be useful for his current plans.
— JORDAN IS SUCH AN ASS LOLOLOLOL
— oh no juliette wasnt supposed to be this spicy, i will have to tweak bio. SHE SMALL AND ANGRY AND POTENTIALLY VICIOUS APPARENTLY
— FELIX JUST SCRIBBLING DOWN NOTES LOL
— Jordan seems to respect her moxie enough to agree to her demands and to continue with this contract. Doesnt necessarily like her, but at least respects her.
— Juliette thinks he is a huge dismissive asshole that doesnt really give two shits about what’s going on beyond how it’s beneficial for him. She is DEF still a bit under that vengeful influence.
— A mention of Augustus and Emery
CHAPTER TWO — MEETING AT ROSENDREY
— this says three days later, but in introspect it’s better plot wise to make this a little longer than that
— Juliette is in full vengeance harpy mode
— I FUCKING LOVE THE SIMS AND I WANNA RENNOVATE THIS WHOLE BUILDING FOR NO GOOD REASON
— I wonder who takes over in Rosendrey when Jordan has to go underground for a couple decades?
— Haaaa, a sudden fiance really is a big surprise for everyone, i love this
— Yulia is a nice little lady
— okay juliette but WOULD YOU hire handsome young men secretaries?
— peristéri = dove. dove symbolism includes: peace, hope, grace, gentleness, purity, love, devotion and immortality. (Which is all REALLY FUNNY in this context)
—- doves are sometimes associated with columbine flower, some of which seems to be that same blue as Jordan’s eyes. it represents apsirations, good fortunes, risk taking, faith and peace
— i see you jordan, you think she is pretty in green
— Juliette coming out and telling him she is having an issue with her father is kind of a test – but I don’t think SHE realizes that’s what she was doing. And Jordan responds in the right way: not just showing that he is aligning with HER and not her father, but in a way she finds intelligent.
— NYEHEHE Jordan is a book person, so they’ll have something in common later
— Juliette is chock full of PLAYFUL MISCHIEF when she’s up to no good
— She’s earned a bit more respect from Jordan as well in that she listened to his suggestion, and had a thoughtful response of her own.
— LOLOLOL i think he is also a lil charmed and curious by this air of mischief she gives off when she’s very obviously up to something. wise to be wary
— Juliette is 100% a micromanaging, detailed oriented person. She would have made this binder even if it wasn’t to try and hassle him. She’s just that kind of person.
— Jordan handles her wishes pretty well. I kinda feel like he actually likes the challenge of it, especially when she’s being all mischief about it. But NOT when she demands things or makes insults, cause then his hackles go up and he’s offended
— Him snapping at her about it did give her some pause though, even if right now she’s too wrapped up in her own drama to really think about his perspective. She’s leaving this scene having a slightly better opinion of him, but still finding him infuriating.
CHAPTER THREE – THE JEWELRY STORE (SAME DAY)
— Hahaha Jordan has to deal with all the work gossip about his fiance.
— He’s making a big fuss about having to be involved in all this planning, but you’re still showing uo my guy, when you know damn well you dont have to. you like the game
— Juliette shows up LATE because she has a SCUFFLE WITH DAVID. Definitely a lightly physical, enough she had to change clothes. It was her WE’RE NOT EVEN FRIENDS ANY MORE, attempt to cut all ties. and I really wanna write that scene out later.
— Girl just pretends like nothing happened and gets straight to business, and Jordan can tell SOME thing is up but doesnt ask.
— PICKING GREEN, JORDAN? HOW PERFECTLY PERFECT. THAT IS HER FAVORITE
—- green is the color of nature, harmony, wealth, rebirth and stability. silver color is wealth glamour and grace
— She actually kinda likes he calls her this pet name, and hates that she likes it.
— Juliette being into gemstones is a neat little hobby. i think she’d enjoy designing jewelry if given the chance to do something new.
—- saphires are all about serenity, truth, faithfulness, prosperity and connecting with the divine. green ones about trust and loyalty
—- silver metal represents protection peace and love
—- it’s a really interesting plot bunny that they both seem to be so attracted to these themeatic things, it’s a testament to what they wish they had in life
— Jordan asks why she was late and she actually apologizes for it, but doesnt elaborate. Instead she changed the subject and Jordan can JUST TELL something isnt quite right there. If it hadnt happened right before she arrived, Juliette might’ve brushed it off or hid it better, but she’s very clearly still shaken up by David.
— AAAAHHHH JORDAN KNOWS FLOWER LANGUAGE AND JULIETTE DOES NOT THAT IS GLORIOUS GOOD FUN FOR ME
—- gladiolus = faithfulness, strenght of character, integrity in general
—- hellebore = hope and good fortune LOL THE OLD MEANING WAS DELIRIUM JORDAN THAT’S CHEEKY
—- cymbidium = respect & friendship (and love and BABIEs jordan be careful)
— They actually get along very well when she’s not actively trying to press his buttons and when he’s not being an ass
— fucking gorgeous ass ring, she’s going to love this forever
—- alexandrite can change color tone in the light. it’s both passion and peace
—- opals, another color changing stone and is made more vibrant by the one who wears it. speace, independance, devotion and releasing of old wounds
— white gold harnesses the energy of both the sun and the moon
— Camera ARE bad for vampires! Imma save this bunny for later
— Jordan is smooth when he wants to be and she a LIKES IT
— Jordan also FOR SURE loves planning this shit just to see what her reaction will be, I will accept no denials. he just doesnt like someone else telling him how to do it XD
— Juliette cant swim which is a lovely plot device to be used later, since Jordan IS a swimmer
— Dont call her kitten, Jordan, you get ONE pet name she likes or she’ll bite you. She’s not settled on what to call him herself, or what really feels right
— He brings up again why she was late and she tried to brush it off, and in his instance of actually sounding concerned about her well being, she offers up a more honest answer — it’s HER fault, HER problem, she’ll deal with it. Jordan has very spicy feelings about that, but you cant help a girl that doesnt want it! They do have a very quick, very honest moment about it though. Jordan backs off when she asks him too, and Juliette leaves this scene with her entire opinion about Jordan starting to turn around.
CHAPTER FOUR – DINNER AT THE PIER
— Juliette is showing up with a new attitude and no idea what to expect from Jordan at this point
— JORDAN CANT GO ALL OUT LIKE THIS AND PRETEND HE HATES DOING IT. THIS WAS SO UNNESSARILY EXTRA JORDAN. YOU ARE SUCH A DRAMATIC VAMPIRE. worked though, cause despite all of Juliette’s pretending too, she actually really loves stuff like this
— HELLO MYRA YOU HILARIOUS MONSTER i love her so much. it’s fun seeing Jordan interact with familiar people
— Juliette offers Jordan a gift of one lovely little opal dove. A peace offering and a bumbling attempt at a promise that she intends to respect their partnership and bring her best to the table. Jordan is legitamately taken aback, a Juliette gets that lil glimmer of impression that Jordan is not used to someone giving HIM things. Gifts (giving them) is gonna be one of her love languages
— Juliette absolutely LOVES Myra and her mischief. Mischief knows mischief.
— When they both actually relax and talk to each other, they are very teasy-flirty and really do enjoy each other’s company. LOL they’re both very into being deviant teases at each other!
— OH MY HUNGRY VAMPIRE A SHAME YOU DONT GET A BITE TONIGHT JORDAN
— Juliette does realize that her snappy little sarcastic insults are actually hurting his real feelings and makes the conscious decision that she doesn’t want to do that to him or to be that kind of person.
— Jordan likes to daaaaaance, this will be fun to use in random scenes! I think Juliette will be less skilled for funsies.
— Jordan having a nice lil housekeeper and a cat is so damn adorable for a king of vampires
— Juliette’s ocean trauma will def come up later. 6 years old in Australia
— From boarding schools straight to college! Meaning for little family contact or bonding, life was very lonely for Juliette. Jordan is getting more insight on why she’s so spicy
— Prenup for five years, potential bunny yes
— They do a LOT of getting to know each other bonding and as soon as BOOKS come up, both of them are like WEEEEE and nerd out SO HARD. The fact her favorite story happens to be a vampire story amuses Jordan. And Juliette is so enthused to actually get to be a nerd about what’s she read, she is very into this convo. Which seems to enchant Jordan cause not only is he a nerd loving a conversation about a book, her being her natural self is actually charming.
— Juliette does reveal she is a vengeful sort of person, but takes Jordan’s commentary on the subject into mind. Enough that when she hears his argument, it changes her mind and her own perspective. And THAT gives Jordan insight to her as well, in that she is someone who can have a discussion, listen to someone else’s perspective and actually admit when she is wrong.
—- The Pale Lady being her favorite is a happy accident. It was actually supposed to be The Count of Monte Cristo (a man betrayed comes back for revenge) to keep in with her vengeancy attitude, but The Pale Lady popped up when I was doing my google and wound up being perfect both for the vampire aspects, and for how the story played out. I REALLY REALLY love this scene with them cause it drew out their personalities a lot.
— Jordan doesn’t like that Juliette lives in a hotel, and has brought up more than once about her moving into the manor. She’s a lil dubious about this, but interested.
— Jordan brings up the idea of an engagement party – I got your number SIR. You love planning stuff
–Juliette gets back to her hotel room and David is there being a creepy bastard. It shakes her up even worse since he wasnt there when she left and managed to get himself back in. David makes an OMINOUS comment about Jordan. I am def gonna roll with David knowing that Jordan is a vampire, or at least someone having gave him a hint about it cause what a DRAMA that would be, and I could see his ass trying to be a vampire himself and fucking shit up real bad.
CHAPTER FIVE – THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY
— Juliette is in high spirits and intends to make only the best of impressions on Jordan’s people as well as her own.
— Jordan having this at his house was a big power move on his part. He’s basically setting up his family legacy cover with his human business colleages, so when he does come back from his hiatus as his own damn son/grandson/whatever it’s believable. And it’s also where no vampire minions are gonna come in for a sneak peak at his fiance and ruin something before it’s even started.
— And OF COURSE IT’S LOVELY, JORDAN IS A PARTY PLANNER. damn that’s a fineass suit. But also, Jordan himself is a control freak and detailed oriented. This is his way of keeping control over the situation, even with all of Juliette’s big notebook of demands. She might have the demands, but he’s the one always hosting and organizing.
— i am 100% choosing vampire bait in juliette’s wardrobe and I am not sorry. Jordan seems to appreciate it
— rolling with tiny traumatized gremlin, in that she freaks out when people touch her without warning or permission. I do think she has light self defense training, cause she is a “prepare for anything” person.
— Glenmorangie Signet is an expensive whiskey DAMN how the hell am I supposed to buy THAT for funsies thanks jordan
— She really does like when he does the old fashioned nonsense, despite how she laughs about it. she is an inner romantic
— Juliette does NOT wear heavy perfumes, I do think she likes them but is very light and subtle about them, leaning more into spicy and woodsy notes
— They both hate being AT parties, but both seem to enjoy the dressing and setup for parties. Basically they just hate party GUESTS LOLOLLOLOLOL. They didnt even TRY beyond fifteen minutes before running off to hide with a weak excuse and that’s adorable and hilarious.
— Juliette is immediately in love with this cat. 100% animal person. I suspect Juliette being soft for kitties makes Jordan secretly happy
— JULIETTE CANT COOK IT HAS BEEN DECREED. When an heiress gonna cook anyway, she’s BUSY. She can probably follow a recipe without issue, but she finds it way too much trouble when she can just go out or order something and get a better meal.
— I am going to remodel this house so good
— I think Jordan just wanted to show off his books and see how she’d respond because he actually likes her. A subconscious test for Juliette. They nerd out over his collection and HIS fav book, for which she is not familiar with. I have bought it to read it for funsies.
— They’re being lil deviant flirts again, but Jordan confesses he’s not actually had a serious relationship. At least not any time recently, and def not enough to have one at his house. Juliette does take the opportunity to muss them both up so look properly the naughty engaged couple. AND JORDAN IS REAL SNEAKY VAMPIRE ABOUT THAT PERMISSION TO RAVISH.
— They flirt while dancing too, for which Juliette very much enjoys. She’ll want to take lessons just so she can match his skill, and because this now gives her something actually fun to do at all these parties.
–Jordan does like her company. He’s also picking up that something isnt quite right with her, but not the how and whys yet.
— AS YOU WISH JULIETTE, he’s done that a couple times now and I think that is going to backfire in the long term
— Juliette’s enagement speech landed well, and Jordan gets a nice lil taste of what it’s like to be married to a cheeky gremlin
— OH NO A PARTY CRASHER
— Juliette naturally worries that it might be David, and then is stuck with her parents. She doesnt like either of them, but I think she still has a soft spot for her mother, and despite everything is still trapped in that mindset of hoping they’ll see her accomplishments
— I LOVE SCARY ANGRY JORDAN. Emery is a little shit, she is not going to go over well with Juliette
— Juliette is several glasses of wine and champagne in. Tipsy for sure, enough to be a lil more uninhibited than usual, but not drunk to where she isnt herself. I def thnk David been’s messing with more than just Juliette, and is very likely been steering Arnould in bad directions too. David is a top tier level richboy scoundrel and con artist.
— Jordan handles her parents with absolute ease. Aaaaahh Jordan and Juliette get along so well when they’re just being themselves.
— Juliette does admit that her planner was just to harass him, and that’s she’s now changed her mind. Which prompts more flirting and touchiness and Jordan again suggesting the idea of her moving in. He does honestly LIKE HER and I don’t think he even realizes how much yet. Cause he is not the type to open up and risk his one safe place. It feels like he’s getting caught up in this hopeful idea of this close partnership just as much as she is. And he confirms as much (even if not actually saying it) when Juliette asks him point blank why he’s using this contract.
— They flirt themselves into abandoning their own party which is still SO hilarious. Neither of them give two shits about all this public spectacle.
— Juliette also admits she likes that Jordan is so blunt and honest about what he’s thinking, and this whole new psuedo relationship of theirs has taken off a lot of the pressure of ‘playing the game’. Meanwhile with all this flirting Jordan gets it in his head this is the perfect opportunity to SNEAK A SNACK. Which LOLOL DOESNT GO HOW HE PLANNED.
—- This is one of my fav scenes, cause it turns a big vampire story trope upside down. Juliette isn’t an innocent virgin without excperience – she’s had LOTS of experience. She’s not getting seduced or tricked into bed with him via vampire thralling. She’s consciously making the choice to sleep with him because she actually WANTS to.
—- Also delighted with this because Jordan thinks he’s getting an easy snack, and was probably expecting it to go how it always does. With the coyness, and passiveness and him doing all the leading. But it’s Juliette making the first moves, it’s her that’s taking the lead, and giving instruction. Like he didnt even have to tell her to tell him what she wanted, she was already well on her way to getting it Jordan! He gets so wrapped up in it, he completely forgets he’d meant to bite her.
—- I also have a feeling that Juliette is a hella more kinky deviant than Jordan and that he is actually a softy romantic, which is very funny. Biting doesnt scare her at all, Jordan, she’s definitely been up to spicier things
—- OH OH OH AND THIS PART: “Do you want a reason?” Breathlessly he asked, “Or do you just want to take what is laying before you without complaint? I thought you wanted to construct an empire,” Fingers pressed their prints tightly, widening knees to compliment the balancing act. “Then you are going to need a king to do it, so quit looking for a reason and damn well take it already.” Jordan turned from sweet to a devious sneer, turning to only then brandish teeth hard against the alcove of throat. Avoiding anywhere too sensitive or weak, but assure that the bite was less than nice. “I’m right before you without any strings attached, so maybe stop looking for them and let yourself just fucking have it. Before you waste a chance and before I get tired of playing.”
I HAVE TO QUOTE THE WHOLE DAMN THING BECAUSE HE’S SO THROWN OFF AND UP IN HIS FEELINGS ABOUT HER BEING AGGRESSIVE THAT HE ALMOST SOUNDS MAD ABOUT, BUT LIKES IT CAUSE IT’S HOT, BUT ALSO MAD ABOUT IT BECAUSE HE’S NOT USED TO THIS AND DOESNT KNOW HOW TO REACT SO HE’S SNAPPING BACK TRYING TO KEEP CONTROL
——– AND JULIETTE’S SASSY GREMLIN ASS THROWING BACK THE “AS YOU WISH” LIKE HE ALWAYS DOES TO HER, she knew exactly what was up with that and thought it was hilarious, but also gave her the f e e l i n g s.
—- Jordan takes issues with being on his knees and imma sooooo make that a THING
— Jordan makes a few hints of the supernatural in their hazy lil afterglow. He has NO idea he’s been charmed, totally no self awareness whatsoever. Hell he’s still pleased with himself when Myra gets there and hasn’t a clue that he’s in crush with his fiance!
— Juliette and Myra get along very well, and their conversation about Jordan gives her a ton of insight about him. Juliette is a lil more self aware than Jordan about her feelings, but at the moment trying to brush them off as natural chemistry and that this is just going to be a platonic relationship. Friends with benefits.
CHAPTER SIX — TOURING BYRON WAREHOUSE, DAVID ALTERCATION
— Juliette sneaks out before meeting Elisa. Her office at the main warehouse was once her great grandpa’s.
— A MORNING PAPER Jordan you are such an old man. Elisa gives him THE EYES knowing what he d i d.
— Gertie the warehouse foreman would absolutely yeet Jordan if given the chance
— Yes, Jordan, Juliette DOES like showing off her trophies and hard work. Be that fiance, or this building and business she is super proud of. She really does LOVE her work. She gives a brief tour and shows off her office, which is as expected, a bit of a mess due to the nature of a makeshift office, but there’s all her micromanaging and attention to details everywhere including her offensive five year plan board. She very happily tells him all about her plans amidst more flirtings
— David’s appearance is a huge tone shift for her, and Jordan’s willingness to stay went over well. I do think she is legit afraid of David, and it’s the first time someone actually made her feel physically in danger. That’s gonna make all this vampire stuff really interesting later cause that’s way worse. (OR IS IT? DARK HORSE DAVID) Giving him her old apartment is basically paying him off so he’ll leave her alone, and possibly because he still has that knife she stabbed him with and might’ve blackmailed her.
— Jordan’s first introduction to David goes over as expected, LOLOL he really really can’t stand the man. Juliette’s giving cues that he’s a bad dude, of course, and David has those light douche vibes. Jordan is territorial and protective of people under his purview. David’s attempts at being charming fall flat, and kind of legit surprised Jordan didn’t snatch him up and yeet him.
— David’s papercut stunt was DELICIOUS PLOT DEVICE, everything went as beautifully as I hoped. Still surprised Jordan didn’t yeet him. And Jordan’s trying to get himself under control was misunderstood by Juliette, serving perfect drama. I love, love, love how this turned out.
— Juliette’s relationship with David is going to be abusive, but not necessarily physically abusive (at least not until she was trying to leave it). I don’t think she realizes just HOW MUCH abusive it actually was, because she still thinks most of what happened was her own fault – that SHE was the bad person, and that David was just encouraging the worst in her. There was a lot of manipulation going on there, and David knew what her weakest points were (wanting someone to care about her and be in her corner). I think she snapped into reality when he asked her to marry him, and her life flashed before her eyes – it was a bad one and she finally NOPED out.
— OFF TO CHOOSING A CAKE AND DINNER MENU! They’re both a lil shaken now for different reasons!
— Juliette doesn’t drive! She hasn’t even bothered to learned. No lisence. No Skills. At some point they may want to hire a driver just for her! Jordan can’t always drive her, even if he wants to!
— Jordan very much loves getting her to smile and laugh and it’s super sweet
— Juliette is good with a pistol, oh she can for sure shoot a gun. I bet she’s done those rich people disk shoots.
— they tease about spending the night before the wedding together, which honestly, they probably will and doing something stupidly wholesome XD
— AAAHHHH THEY ARE SUCH DIRTY FLIRTS. THEY’RE GONNA BE THAT COUPLE THAT EVERYONE KNOWS IS STUPIDLY IN LOVE AND HAVING AN OBSCENE AMOUNT OF SEX AND MAKING EVERYONE ELSE JEALOUS AND GROSSED OUT
— This is where Juliette is starting to think “uh oh, maybe this is feelings” and that she might actually be falling for Jordan
— Yes Jordan teach her to swim, that will be adorable. Plus, if you dont I am FOR SURE going to try to drown her in some scene somewhere
— Jordan slips in that question about the supernatural and Juliette just rolls with it. She’s genuinely not worried about that sort of stuff, probably because she is so ridiculously practical
— SORRY JORDAN, YOU ARE FOR SURE ENCHANTED BY HER. BUT IT’S OKAY, YOU ENCHANTED HER TOO IT’S FINE
— YES, YES I DID LOOK UP THE BLOOD AND SAND DRINK AND I HAVE TO TRY IT, I KEEP FORGETTING
— Juliette is a touchy, touchy person with people she likes. This is gonna be her love language. She needs as much physical contact as possible.
— They have a sincere conversation about David and Juliette describes it all in a light way, she definitely doesnt recognize the insidious parts of how David got involved with her. He got into her blind spots. Even with her stabbing him part, she talks as if it was her fault and not Davids, and that’s telling. THIS ALSO HINTS THAT SHE GOES FERAL WHEN SHE FEELS BACKED INTO A CORNER SO WATCH OUT
— THE FLIRTING, THE FLIRTING IS SO GOOD
— Jordan can cooooooook
— Lots of teasings and Jordan does amit he’s not had any serious women in his life. Only nonsense ladies for fun and never ever ones he’d brought home. Once they finish choosing the reception menu, he takes Juliette back to the manor to drop off.