SORROWS OF SAINT VALENTINE
of Sanctus Valentine"
written research by Jeremy Bowen and Matthew Lemon
a young Irish woman by the name of Brigid Bhraonáin had just
a French scholar by the name of Adrian Honoré
February 14th St. Valentine’s Day. To honor their marriage,
Adrian bestowed a gift to his new wife: a love token known as a
‘Brooch’. It was a symbol that their love would be
as the rivers of Ireland. They lived in a small French village and
birthed a child, a young girl. They continued through the years as a
loving couple, but Adrian began to put off a secretive tone, and Brigid
grew quite suspicious of his actions. He started arriving quite a bit
later each night, and smelt of ales on his breath and clothing. It
wasn’t until one night... on the night of their wedding
anniversary, that he didn’t arrive. Instead, he was found
out in a nearby alley, and slumped over a young prostitute who was
intoxicated as well.
She fled with her child to her closest friend, the local baker, who sat
down with her and poured a hot cup of tea with some freshly baked
croissants. "Brigid dear, what seems to be the matter?" she asked. In
tears, she responded "Adrian did not arrive at the dinner of our
anniversary, he was out with a liquored up harlot, and is now passed
out in the alley near the pub!" "Well dear, he shall curse the day he
laid eyes upon you. Take the symbol of love... the Brooch that he gave
you, to the goods merchant. He might just have something waiting for
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She arrived at the merchants shop, and he was already waiting for her.
He handed her a lovely box lacquered in red and black. "Take this Mrs.
Bhraonáin, its yours, this box holds many answers to the
of life and love. If he is pure of heart, he will NEVER have the
ability to open it. But if he is tainted and full of lies, the box will
open for him. Give him this as a token of your love... his anniversary