Cupids are real.
Not in the sense of oversized babies with wings wearing arrow quivers and not much else, going around essentially murdering people with love. The Cupids are a well-run organisation consisting of hundreds of trained operatives, each armed with a syringe and a drug programmed with the person the targets were meant to be with. Upon receiving their instructions, Cupids stake out their targets, inject, and seal the deal within a week. It is a badly kept secret to what happens to those who don’t fulfil their mission. Otherwise, there are only three rules for Cupids: don’t use the drug, don’t reveal yourself to the target, and don’t fall in love.
Phil has been a Cupid for three years, with a hit record and an excellent job attitude. He likes seeing people happy, and he’s far too awkward to fall in love. His bosses think highly of him and so do his colleagues. His life, for lack of a better word, is perfect.
Until one day Phil opens his mailbox and sees a picture of [F]
. Perhaps they’ve met before. Perhaps he’s seen her from afar. In any case, he doesn’t think very much of the strange twinge in his heart at first, but as he follows her around he starts to learn more and more about her, and the twinge gets worse and worse. Suddenly Phil realises what it is - it’s love. And at the end of six days, knowing that time is short, Phil makes the biggest decision of his life - he’s going to talk to [F].
The moment he turns up on [F]
's doorstep, the corporation finds out. They have no idea what's going on in Phil's head, but they don't like it. And between running from the corporation and taking it down, Phil's not going to have the time to make [F]
fall in love with him.
- This can go two ways: the first is that Phil sees [F] before injecting her, and fluffs his mission in an attempt to win her over. The second is that Phil injects [F] before he realises he loves her, and fluffs his mission by intervening.
- The angst comes in the relationship: [F] doesn’t know Phil, and she could turn him down despite him sacrificing everything for her. Either that, or it turns out Phil was in love with the idea of love, rather than [F] herself - and they find this out the hard way. We can also have the man [F] was meant to be with come hunt them down. On the off chance that there’s no angst, then we can concentrate on the more action-oriented part of the plot.