Princess Laia found herself fed up with her confined, boring castle life. Enough with lessons, studying, and etiquette! She wanted to learn about storybook romance, like in popular novels, but there was no one to turn to. "If I can't find love here, I'll run away from the castle! Maybe I'll even find a handsome young gentleman to teach me..."
Crocodile tears (or superficial sympathy) are a false or insincere display of emotion such as a hypocrite crying fake tears of grief. The phrase gives its name to Bogorad's syndrome, colloquially "crocodile tears syndrome", an uncommon consequence of recovery from Bell's palsy where faulty regeneration of the facial nerve causes sufferers to shed tears while eating.
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