I've been looking for you for some time now.
Mon Dec 16, 2013 17:08

Demitri had to admit that Olivia was one of the most beautiful things he’d ever seen. The blue princess dress she was wearing was gorgeous, but it couldn’t compare to the beauty that radiated from her smile. The Aquila wasn’t one who often found himself at a loss for words, but in this case he found himself searching for them frantically so that he didn’t seem stupid. The words were unfindable and Demitri figured he looked like a gaping fish who couldn’t keep its mouth closed. His mouth snapped shut when she said he looked great. He managed to compose himself and regain whatever sense he had left in his head to say something back.

“You look stunning,” he said, fiddling once more with his family ring. He never used to touch it, it was just something he wore, but as of late it had become a quirk he had picked up when he was nervous or unsure of himself. He probably would have continued speaking, but Olivia stopped him by asking a question.

The boy tried his hardest to hide his slight panic at the question, unsure as to whether he was successful or not but slightly uncaring. He momentarily entertained the idea of telling her just where he had gotten the “costume”. He wondered what she would think; whether her opinion of him would change if she knew that he wasn’t exactly normal. But he didn’t let it go any further than wonder. He didn’t want her to know for fear that she wouldn’t ever talk to him again because of it. When she said that it suited him, Demitri laughed.

“I found it,” he said simply. He wasn’t necessarily telling a lie, he’d found it in his trunk! “Seems like it was made for me.”

Demitri really hoped that she would let it fall at that. He didn’t need any suspicion because he had the sinking feeling that if his secret got out, bad thing would happen. His father had made it clear that he wasn’t to tell anyone of his blood status, except for the pureblood part of it. The prince wasn’t sure he wanted to find out what his father would do if his identity was revealed. The patriarch had already threatened to marry off his youngest son, Renaldo, to the most eligible girl if he didn’t stop causing trouble on the island. Demitri’s younger brother was notorious for flirting with everything that moved and it got him into more trouble than was good for his reputation. In any case, the threats his father made were real and none of the de Frčre children wanted to see him act on them.

The Aquila scratched the back of his head and chuckled nervously. He’d gone with girls to balls before, but that didn’t mean he knew how to act when he actually wanted to go to one. Before it’d all been because his mother had insisted that he walk down with a girl so that he wouldn’t have flocks of girls trying to get his attention. He was thankful for it but the girls he ended up walking down with were just as annoying on their own as the flocks of women were. He chided himself internally; this was really not any different. This time he just wanted to be in the company of his companion. Demitri held out his hand, offering for her to take it while he motioned with his head towards the dance floor.

“Care to dance with me?”

  • Here comes your princess!Olivia Knight, Sun Dec 15 16:44
    Olivia climbed into her multi-piece gown and slipped on all the accessories before stepping on front of the mirror. She shouldn’t have spent this much, she thought as she examined her reflection.... more
    • I've been looking for you for some time now. — Demitri, Mon Dec 16 17:08
      • I've been here all along.Olivia, Sat Dec 21 22:18
        Stunning? Her ? Gosh, it was probably more the dress than anything else. Olivia typically just wore cardigans and jeans, the latter of which a luxury she had discovered in transition to non-society... more
        • Have you really?Demitri, Sun Dec 22 23:28
          Demitri swore he’d never been so nervous in his life. After everything he’d gone through with his family, including things like assassination attempts, the fifteen year old couldn’t a remember a time ... more
          • Where else would I want to be?Olivia, Tue Dec 24 02:07
            The arm around her waist felt oddly natural, like meeting someone who had floated through a dream prior to ever actually encountering. Flashes of memories Olivia had never lived danced along with... more
            • I've no idea, but I'm glad it's here.Demitri, Sun Dec 29 19:23
              “Oh, I think you dance divinely,” Demitri directed his eyes to the floor rather quickly and laughed nervously. He wasn’t used to compliments that weren’t followed by some type of order. Often when... more
              • Me too.Olivia, Thu Jan 2 19:42
                Berating sentiments plagued Olivia's mind; how could she be so uncoordinated? And she was wearing heels , so that definitely did not feel pleasant on Demitri's poor foot. He had been so kind, either... more
                • So I'm not alone?Demitri, Mon Jan 6 19:33
                  Demitri finally pulled himself together enough to meet Olivia’s eyes and his gaze was drawn to the single tear that made its way down her cheek. For a split second, he was afraid that he had made her ... more
                  • You are not alone, believe meOlivia, Sun Jan 12 02:52
                    Sometimes, people shattered. Olivia never had because she had never gotten the opportunity to form fully. Her early childhood had been a toxic place, burning through her. It was only since getting... more
                    • Strange. I'm pretty sure I am.Demitri, Tue Jan 14 17:32
                      "But what makes you think I'm so special? You hardly know me, Demitri, and while it's really so nice of you to say, you can't possibly know that." A moment before, Demitri had been open and... more
                      • Well, that's okay. I am too.Olivia, Sat Jan 18 21:53
                        Inevitably and unsurprisingly, Olivia had screwed everything up. She knew she had done it when he stepped away. His touch suddenly absent, she felt as alone as she had ever been. It was solitude in a ... more
                        • On second thought...Demitri, Sat Jan 18 23:58
                          “No, please!” Brown eyes closed and shoulders slumped ever so slightly at the words spoken beseechingly by the girl. A hand caught his own, and he turned around to meet the brown eyes. Demitri felt... more
                          • Slipping, slipping, slipping. Brown eyes watched, praying to the heavenly nothing. Please. No. Please! His hand in hers, the skin so warm against her own, and it felt like infinity. An unspoken... more
                            • I would think so.Demitri, Wed Feb 5 15:52
                              As far as first kisses went, Demitri wasn’t really sure if he was actually doing it right. Olivia was frozen for a moment and the Aquila was afraid that he’d done the wrong thing. Before his... more
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