Fated love? A destiny in the stars? Together for all eternity? It doesn’t work like that.
At least not without a lot of blood, sweat, and tears behind the scenes where the Soul Selector spins her magical trickery. It is her job is to identify soul mates as they enter this world and somehow get them to fall in love. Aphrodite and all the other gods need this purest love of all. They feed on it.
But soul mates are notoriously difficult to work with, and the Soul Selector has just found a particularly stupid pair.