>>30499817>"Thanks, brother, you're the best!">She gives you a quick Christian side-hug before running up the stairs and into her room.>Who'd have thought she'd be so excited about a copy of Crusader Kings 2 as an early birthday present?>You follow her into the room, figuring she's going to need some help.
"Alright, how's it going?">"This is... complicated."
"I'll give you a hint, start as an Irish duke.">You spend the next couple of hours going over the basics with her, which she absorbs with ease.>You quite enjoy the mentor role. What better feeling is there than being useful to someone who looks up to you?>Looking at the screen, you notice her heir and his twin sister just came of age.>Taking over the mouse and checking their profiles, you notice they're both geniuses.
"Whoa, lucky you. Check the marriage menu for others with a genius trait.">She filters the list, showing no results.>"It's empty... does that mean I can't have- I mean, my duke can't have genius babies?">She actually looks sad.
"Well... there is one thing you can do...">Her face lightens up.>"Yes?"
"I mean... you can just marry your twins...">"Yeah, but to whom? The list was empty."
"To each other.">A moment of silence passes, both of you looking away as you notice each other's blush.>"Isn't that... bad..?"
"One time should be fine, just don't do it too often.">"No, I mean... is that allowed, in the church?">Figures that's the angle she's worried about.
"Yeah, I guess. Royalty did this all the time in Europe.">She doesn't look convinced.
"I'm pretty sure the Old Testament borderline endorses this kind of thing, too. You'd know better than me.">A bulb seems to light above her head.>"Woah, you're... right. It kinda does..."
Writing this short while I get through my writer's block with the Fluttersis green, since I like the OP edition.