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Belle of the ball
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ravenpearl

Belle of the ball

the first picture prompt

Music softly playing

Shes sits hidden in plain sight

Unremarkable to the random eye

The cotillion swirls with a riot of color

Long skirts rustle like leaves in the fall

She sits in the corner watching

No one notices the sparkle in her eye

Her smile undetected by those who pass by

She becomes invisible blending into the wall

She longs to join the laughter going on

She yearns for a spin around the dance floor

So she sits looking out the window

Day dreams that she is the belle of the ball, all the young men vying for her hand

The dream plays in her mind its the same every time

Just once she wants to be like everyone else

Room turns dusky as the lights dim

She hopes maybe this night her prince charming will appear

The music slows

He watches her from across the dance floor

He saw the flash of her smile and he wonders who

Partners pull each other close

He approaches

A tap on her shoulder

A small gasp of surprise

A look of wonder in her eyes

Her heart flutters

A hand held out

She looks up and blue eyes peer down

Her smile transforms her face, it glows like warm candle light

A blush rises to her cheeks like a fresh blooming rose

Taking her hand

His world turns upside down

He smiles for how could he imagine this treasure being hidden

Confetti floats in the air, falling like leaves landing in her hair

He pulls her to her feet sweeps her around the dance floor, arm tight around her waist

Nothing is spoken

Just the sparkle of joy in her eyes and the melody of her laugh

He holds her close, blue eyes stare into hers

The world dwindles and then disappears for him

Nothing in his sight but the rarest of smiles and streamers of light in her long auburn hair

Smiles to himself and thanks his lucky stars

He found a rose among the brambles every one chose to ignore 

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