" Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. "
-- Bruce Lee
Circumstances have a way of lining up to bring people from completely different walks of life together. It was always strange to see the way certain beings were bound together by the red thread of fate. Far too different from one another to be anything but exact opposites, Zuriel was a child of an ancient family. Raised in the opulent wealth of his forefathers, he cast aside when he failed to meet the expectations demanded of him. Samuel was born in the harsh embrace of winters and lost the entirety of his family through harsh circumstances. After being saved, the youth was raised by the special operations group that retrieved him.
He was militant perfection, in comparison to Zuriel's overwhelmingly bright mind. Only through coincidence, did they ever manage to cross paths, and it was a shared love of the finer things in life that led to them enjoying one another's company. Revelations came and went. A bit of prodding revealed Zuriel was attending Oxford as a student in archaeology ( with a bit of dragging here and there by his teacher-- ) , and a bit of pushing revealed-- nothing much about Samuel, oddly enough.
Of course, the 'how' and 'why' they managed to become regulars in the other's arms is a story for another time.