John @DukeBraganza2h Welcome everyone, to our Masquerade Ball. Please, help yourself to food from the platters on the tables at the side of the room. Our new chef has worked wonders and if it tastes half as good as it looks, it will be amazing. Alternatively, there is a superb selection of wines from Portugal and Catalonia, and various other drinks for you to choose from at the bar in the corner. I’m sure there will be something here for everyone. And can I just say, you are all wearing the most fantastic costumes and masks? A wolf … a jester … cats … a butterfly … even a pirate. Well done everyone. Now, please, enjoy your night. Let the festivities begin. *I cue the band to start playing and drift towards Aurore.* May I have the honour of this dance?
Captain Amalure @BlackBasque20162h// Placing myself intrusively to the side of Aurore and John, with so many foreign strangers in the ballroom disaster will not occur on my watch! Men from the Kings Watch are placed at regular intervals around the grand ballroom concealed in costumes of the court jesters it appears to be working very well, as they open doors and entertain the guests. //
Aurore Braganza👑 @auroretrav20142h *Johns hand takes mine slipping my arm through his to guide me through the throng of guests to the dance floor envoys jostling for an audience, nobles who wish to impress their loyalty push themselves forward, it is suffocating. Gliding past with gracious smiles once on the dance floor John takes me in his arms, we swirl effortlessly across the marble floor barely touching it with our feet floating in time to the orchestra. * John, my love I whisper breathlessly I never thought we would be this happy again, hold me close and never let me go.
Jean @Capt_Bart1h*Escorts my guests into the ball. Correction. Escorts John’s guests, formerly my passengers, into the ball. So glad Miguel thought to provide us all with costumes and masks, although I’ll have to have a word with young Billy. He may be wearing a fox mask, but that doesn’t mean he has to pretend to actually be one. Then again, it sort of suits him. Spies the food and the serving wenches and makes a beeline. A pirates life is hungry work. Surveys the bountiful offerings … and the food as well.* Aimee, my dear lady, how have you been? Scared all the dust away by glaring at it? Hi sis. Hi there Catina, how’s that young buck, Tiago? Hold that thought. *Walks backwards a few steps* Sis?? What the hell are you doing here? Did someone die?
Dear lord, brother?
//He’s the last man I expected to see here.//
Jean @Capt_Bart1hI might ask in God’s name what are you doing here, bit upmarket for you! the previous cook died, but it’s not my fault. And how did you know it was me? *Rolls eyes and glances down.* Hard to disguise that pair. Put them away, before Albain trips over his tongue. And it’s never your fault. So, what happened to the cook? Did he eat one of your pies?
Babette daRosa @Babettedarosa21h.//Sliding nimble fingers down voluptuous curves smoothing out my dishevelled skirt, to rest upon my hips. With a less than inconspicuous shimmy my delightfully delicious jubblies slip back into place, saving my brother from any undue embarrassment. //
I’ll have you know there’s nothing wrong with my pies, packed with real meat! Poor blighter had a heart attack, well I mean he was only getting a worm out of my hair, I fainted at the sight and fell on top of him. Can I help it if my skirt flew up and I straddled him, he seemed to enjoy it until the bugger had a heart attack and died? But weren’t my fault!!!
Jean @Capt_Bart1h.Again? How many times is that now? You really need to get yourself a proper hairbrush. *Reaches past her to sample the food. Pauses with it halfway to my mouth.* Tell me you didn’t cook any of this?
Albain Porcher @albainold1 *Mon dieu ……….I can see me turning to drink. So Bart has a sister……. Looks like trouble that one………. mark my words muttering under my breath! Lord helps us when Lucia gets wind of this. Grabs a bottle in each hand and slopes off to the corner of the room…….before the dragon lady catches me! *
*Heads up the stairs to John and Aurore.* Bart has arrived safely, with Don Pau and Mano. Don Pau would love to see Alexander shortly after he’s finished greeting people and sampling the food. Mainly sampling the food.
Duchess of Cadaval @andrianatwinsis42m.<< Breathlessly I gasp, Abilio taking me completely by surprise sweeping down onto one knee in a formal bow, taking my hands in his. The room swirls around us blurred at the edges unaware a crowd has gathered around us. >> Abilio, my answer has been and always will be yes. <>