This proposal requests support for a physicist to write a novel about relationships forbidden by governments during the Cold War in East Germany. Shattered relationships due to the division of Germany after the Second World War are well documented in the German literature. The characters in these works are almost always only Germans. However, thousands of people from other countries worked and studied in East Germany during the Cold War, particularly from Vietnam. In 1973, despite a ban by the Vietnamese government, a handful of relationships developed between students from Vietnam and Bangladesh in an academic group at the language institute in Leipzig. Stories of such forbidden love on the soil of East Germany where both parties were non-Germans have never been told. These relationships survived for a few years, but eventually shattered under the burden of government bans and secret reporting by student spies. However, almost forty years later, after an intensive three year search that went through many twists and turns and spanned three continents, I was able to reconnect this group of students. The proposed novel is partly based on real events and partly fictional. It deals with two love stories from this group of ten students, to which I bore personal witness as a student from Bangladesh. The novel uses a comic tone, and utilizes a healthy dose of mathematics and physics to facilitate the students' romantic pursuits and the methodical search to find them.