Percival was a steel magnate struggling to hide his family’s bankruptcy.
Because he was bankrupt he had failed to pay his gas bill.
As such the ornate lamps that lit his vast estate stood dormant.
Because it was dark a daring vision of loveliness lost her bearings and crashed her light aircraft in a nearby field.
Percival rushed to her aid and the two were instantly smitten.
News of their unusual and joyous union spread throughout the land, and lucrative public appearances abounded.
The vision of loveliness later lost interest…
But Perceval paid her little mind…
HE WAS RICH!!!
Written for: Friday Fictioneers