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Shirayuki is a spunky pharmacist with bright, apple-red hair unlike anything anyone has ever seen. Even the prince of the kingdom she lives in is entranced by her locks, and demands that she become his concubine. Not wanting to be viewed as an object prized purely for its novelty, Shirayuki flees civilization and heads towards the forest. Here, the girl meets the charming Zen, who rescues her from Prince Raji's clutches and reveals that he is a prince as well. The two become close friends, and Shirayuki decides to return to Zen's castle with him, to pursue her dreams. But becoming a palace pharmacist isn't easy, especially since her unusual hair color and close relationship with the prince tend to draw unwanted attention...
A fierce war has raged between neighboring kingdoms Senan and Belquat for over 200 years, but that long period of turmoil is about to end. As a matter of custom, Nakaba, the royal princess of Senan, is sent to Belquat against her will as a peace offering, and arranged to marry the selfish Prince Caesar. Stranded in this inhospitable new land, Nakaba's sole confidant is Loki, her loyal dog-eared demi-human servant. But is he enough to help the girl navigate discriminatory customs, cruel nobility disgusted by her odd fiery red hair, and a strange new power awakening within herself?