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Talora de Black
Pausing on the stairway
Fri Jan 8, 2010 17:08

Talora paused on the stairway. Not to make some grand B-girl sweeping entrance, but merely because she felt extremely nervous. Ranger pulled on her arm, and Talora smiled vaguely and gestured that she needed to fix something on her gown. He waited, none too patiently she thought as she delicately touched the fabric on her shoulder and wondered again at her daring in wearing this dress. Had she been a little older and a little wiser, she may have used this opportunity to glance around and to be noticed. But these thoughts were far away from Talora's mind. This was a momentous occasion. Her very first ball where she had a proper date, where she had not just been one of the little kids running around and causing mischief. Now she felt herself a proper lady. She bit nervously on her lip then remembered her lipstick. She gasped and reached for her little jewelled clasp mirror.

Talora looked solemnly back at herself. Her blue eyes sparkled from within lids darkened and smudged with black shadow. Her mass of dark almost black hair was piled on top of her hair in a complex arrangement, but many little tendrils had been allowed to escape down the sides in tiny curls and waves. And her dress, she loved her dress. It was a one shouldered midnight blue sheath which fell away to her feet in pure clean lines. It made the blue of her eyes very blue indeed.

She had been shopping for it with her mother. Such a fun day they had had just the two of them. Her mother favoured the plainer styles, but Tal had wanted to try everything, and in the end Crystal had joined in, like a girl again herself. So they had wandered in and out of all the designer stores on the strip, trying on sometimes ludicrous creations and giggling a lot. Talora remembered particularly her mother in a pink frilly number with plastic fruit on the shoulders.

Ranger held out his hand and grinned.

Talora smiled and looked up.

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