As you walk through the rose garden you stop to sit on a wrought iron bench to collect your thoughts. On the bench is a letter written to you. Your true love is there and is waiting for you just down the path!
You walk together past the dance floor and walk beneath trees into what appears to be a gazebo. Yet once inside it you are amazed to see that you are inside a huge dining room. Along one wall is a beautifully carved mahogany bar. The bartender greets you from behind yet another mask.
Once inside the door you realize just how magical this place really is. The stone house was just a facade. Is the illusion outside or within you have no idea. The place seems much larger than the house. There is no ceiling. The moonlight fills the space and the stars seem even brighter in here. Someone in a purple mask flashes a sweet smile your way.
You see what appears to be a bird in fine feather drifting through the gathering, you gasp in surprise. In front of you stands a man, whose face is covered in a bird-like mask, resplendent with feathers. He says that the fairies are returning with masks so that you may attend the Ball.
There is a masked Knight riding a white horse. His armor is covered with silver and gold foliage. You know you should wait for the fairies to return but your curiosity gets the best of you. You follow him.
A dark little fairy darts in front of your face. "But never fear! We will find the perfect mask for you, just wait here!"
They are both flit away before you can even reply. You wait impatiently in the shadows, wondering what they will do, how will they ever come up with a mask for you to wear?
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You are walking down a long moonlit path winding through trees and night blooming flowers. There is excitement in the air as you grow closer and closer to your destination. The path forks and you fear becoming lost. Suddenly a raven appears.
As you follow her a clearing opens up and you can see candlelight coming from the large stone house just on the other side of a rose garden. Music and laughter fill the air. Your heart beats a little faster because your true love could be hiding behind one of the masks at the Masquerade Clay Ball.
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