Irene Sovetskaya yearns for vengeance. After a strong suspicion of the Emperor's hand in her parents' assassination, the newly titled Countess desires to spill the blood of the monarchy. To do so, she must be admitted to the royal court, and marrying the prince seems the most plausible choice. The only problem is that he will never choose her as a prospective bride. As such, she devises one single plan-use Tom Riddle, a pauper that looks almost identical to the prince, to infiltrate the castle and seize the crown. dark retelling of the prince and the pauper. slowburn enemies to lovers. dark royal core au. edited by @camilledarling all tarot card pictures are made by cocorrina and can be found as a deck on their website.