Ada pulled the zipper up her gown
to the top of her back with a finishing zip. Everything was set. Her hair was perfectly straightened, and her drugstore makeup was flawlessly done underneath her authentic Venetian mask. The mask had been a gift from her parents years ago, right before she moved to Glassview; a little token of her home to remember them by. She had never had an opportunity to wear it, until now.
All of her hard earned money for the last month had gone into the strikingly gorgeous purple ball gown that highlighted her every asset. She had never spent that much money on one single item of clothing in her life, but it was not every day Ada was invited to a ball by her boyfriend, a Prince. She flew down the stairs of her ramshackle apartment, heart beating loudly in her chest. She wondered if his fiancee would be there, and if she would be more beautiful than she. Ada knew she couldn’t afford much more than the dress, so the accessories were the best she could purchase, though she thought she had done quite well for herself. She heard the rap on the door, and took a deep breath as she prepared herself for quite an eventful night.