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Layla & Jude Embers
What fun a ball.
Thu Jan 7, 2010 23:02
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Layla had forced Jude to attend the ball as her dance partner; she shuddered at the word date. Her twin was not her date, he was her dance partner. Of course Jude being his normal self had dressed in a pair of grey slacks that were worn in the left knee and a purple vest leaving his chest exposed. It embarrassed Layla a bit to be seen with him, couldn’t he at least put on a shirt? No Jude still thought they were still in the caravan, though she was glad he had worn a cuff were that god awful scar was on his wrist. At least he wore a full face mask of purple to match but he looked so….well common.

Grandmother Embers had sent Layla a beautiful silver dress; she charmed her hair into golden curls and thought she looked lovely. Her mask was a simple white one that only covered her eyes. As they entered the ball Layla smiled and Jude frowned. ‘Could this be any worse?” Jude asked at the same time Layla squealed. “Could this be any better?” Jude rolled his eyes, why he was forced to be here when he could be in his room reading he had no clue. Didn’t Layla understand the caravan wouldn’t understand a ball of all things?

“Jude, don’t embrass me please.” She asked turning her blue eyes to him. “ I want to fit in here, even if you don’t just this one time for me please.”

Jude sighed and nodded. “Fine.” With that he nodded and walked over to get some punch leaving Layla standing by herself.

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    • What fun a ball. — Layla & Jude Embers, Thu Jan 7 23:02
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          • Re: Love toJordan, Fri Jan 8 19:10
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            • My type of schoolLayla, Sat Jan 9 01:35
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              • Private dancerJordan, Sat Jan 9 13:04
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                • HomeschooledLayla, Tue Jan 19 13:01
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                  • The new TaloraRandy, Sat Jan 9 20:44
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    • Fallen PetalsSophie, Wed Jan 6 22:59
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        • VisionSophie Coulten, Thu Jan 7 00:38
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            • RefreshmentSophie Coulten, Sun Jan 10 22:47
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              • PleasantriesMattia, Mon Jan 11 20:05
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                • What the Future may HoldSophie, Tue Jan 12 15:00
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      • The Ladies of the BallTed, Wed Jan 6 23:39
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        • Friend DateLeone Bates, Thu Jan 7 00:23
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          • The fun of the fussTed, Sat Jan 9 23:59
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            • Having a BlastLeone, Sun Jan 10 22:53
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        • Forgetting for a momentVan, Wed Jan 6 02:14
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          • Lightening the MoodLexie, Tue Jan 12 15:21
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            • AnnoyedVan, Tue Jan 12 15:34
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              • AffrontedLexie, Tue Jan 12 16:53
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                • Outside the ballKaspar O'Conner, Tue Jan 12 17:04
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                  • Re: Outside the ballAnonymous, Tue Jan 12 20:47
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                    • The kissKaspar, Tue Jan 12 20:59
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