The Counter-Reformation, and ultimately the power of the Church, has reached its crux. The time is full of struggle from the aristocracy, papacy and members of the bourgeois. The rebellious girl who is resilient in her beauty and beliefs is only pitied by one soul— her executioner. Her naivety on the line and her cards exposed, he gives her a potion that knocks her unconscious. This potion as intoxicating as her pervasive doe eyes. The scent of both loyalty and betrayal, Malia concocts the mixed feelings of when your foe happens to be your friend.