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The Internet Loves This Rihanna/French President Fanfiction For Some Reason

"Rihancois: Forbidden Love" tells the tale of love between a Barbadian superstar and a French president. Really.

Posted on September 26, 2016, at 3:45 p.m. ET

Late last week, Rihanna called out French President François Hollande on Twitter asking if he got her letter about "Education Cannot Wait," a UNICEF project aimed at helping children in crisis-hit countries get access to education.

The French president promptly replied: "Dear Rihanna, thanks for your commitment. You will receive my detailed response. In fact, education is the top priority."

So, end of story, right?

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The saga was soon to continue thanks to @sadgirlthea, who began posting a fanfic story about Hollande and Rihanna with the words: "Fanfic to come very soon!"

Twitter: @sadgirlthea

"Rihancois, a forbidden love," the graphic she tweeted out reads. "Between betrayals and secrets, can their love survive?"


Théa then posted a series of tweets with screenshots of the beginning of the story.

Twitter: @sadgirlthea

"Francois sighed and closed his computer with sadness. This was already several months that Rihanna was paying more attention to him and when he saw that she had mentioned him on Twitter, his heart jumped with joy. But this moment of euphoria was very short when he realized that it was only to tell him about this stupid project he had promised to participate in. But what to expect? A declaration of love?"

This is real life. This is happening.

And of course, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Canadian sweater enthusiast Drake and Presidential Hugger Kendrick Lamar also feature in the story.

Of course, the internet is here for it because it fits perfectly in the Venn Diagram of "Goddamn Hilarious" and "Why Would You Possibly Do This."

As one woman put it: "I am done."


Twitter: @Mimite972_NSL


People are shipping Rihançois. Like, opening their own shipping line and purchasing shipping ships to contain the total tonnage of shipping happening.

The first tweet has been retweeted more than 1,400 times.

And the readers, they want more. MOAR.

And some sweet, sweet, not at all horrifying to picture lovemaking. 😱🍆

"Every time I write a new chapter, I think they won't go together at all, but the reaction from people is so amusing to me, it makes me want to continue the story," Théa told BuzzFeed News.

"In the beginning, I wanted a sad ending," says Théa, who says she's 15 years old and a student in a French-Gabonese high school in Gabon. "But in the end, I don't know how it's going to end. The end will come to me as I'm writing." She added that she's in the middle of writing a new chapter, which she'll post "tonight or tomorrow morning."

So what will become of Rihançois? The suspense is killing us.

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You can read the first chapters of Rihançois on Twitter here or on Wattpad.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.