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✰ Monday April 23 : Now that you are settled and the formal ceremony is over, it's time to party Marie's way. You will be joining her at her private chateau, The Petit Trianon. It will be an entire day and night of indulgence. For the better part of the day only girls are allowed, private pampering, sweets, and more will be provided so that Marie can connect with you all. Then later in the evening dinner will be served, along with the boys of court. Have fun and make a little mischief
It was such a splendid afternoon. I could not have been more overjoyed in sitting with the most beautiful girls in all of Europe, eating the finest candies and getting my toes painted. I looked down at the pale pink and wiggled my drying toes.
Ornette sat down next to me "Ooo! I want that color too! I'm Ornette, we have met before I believe"
"Of course! I'm charmed! Love your dress!" I said finishing off a glass of pink champagne.
"Thanks! I can't remember for the life of me who made it" She said with a smile. I giggle politely.
"What is going on over here?" Elodia plopped down on the other side of me. She sighed as she sipped from her glass "I need something delicious and I don't mean to eat."
"Are we talking like... a man?" I asked raising an eyebrow. "I know exactly what you are talking about..."
After some more pampering and makeup it was time to head over to dinner. A long table was laid out in the gardens of the petite trianon. The boys were already mingling when we arrived. I quickly ran to my brother and kissed him on both cheeks.
I took a seat at the table next to Bansari. I kissed her on the cheek. "How are you dear? Enjoying yourself? Letting loose?" I asked pouring her a drink.
"I do what I can" she giggled. A cute guy across the table distracted her. I turned to see my friend Yves sit next to me. He and I go way back!
"Yves!" I exclaimed throwing my arms around his neck.
"Marie! I looked for you at the ball last night but you seemed to have been preoccupied the whole night!" He said placing a napkin in his lap.
"Oh well there will be plenty more balls to come!" I said with a smile. We chatted a little more about his recent travels with his father when I noticed Elodia give us a strange look. I tried to turn my attention back to Bansari but she was deep in conversation already.
"Marie, I have missed your smile while I have been gone" Yves said leaning towards me.
"We did have lot's of fun didn't we." I brushed him off. Abel took the seat across from me at the table and was immediately bombarded with Beatrice's unabashed flirting. He smiled at me from across the table.
"Remember that Bastille day where we stayed up all night in Paris?" Yves said trying to jog my memory.
"of course! I was sixteen then! To be frank I don't remember most of the night." I said smiling back at Abel across the table. I gave him a look that said I would rather be talking to him. He winked at me.
"I remember. You kissed me in the taxi and I never forgot it" he leaned over to whisper in my ear. I gave him a playful shove. I noticed Elodia looking our way again and excused myself from my spot. I found a new spot next to Freja with better company where I finished my dinner.
After dinner there was a little fireworks show and some music. Everyone hung around in the garden to mingle and dance under the stars.
Freja and I sat alone on one of the cement benches. My mind wandered back to dinner "Was there ever something between Elodia and Yves" I inquired.
"Yeah they were pretty serious. I heard there was a pregnancy scare and a bad breakup but I am not one for gossip" Freja said scanning the crowd.
"Ugh... he kept flirting with me at dinner... and right in front of her too." I groaned "now I feel terrible"
"I can crush his balls if you would like?" Freja smiled.
"I'll do it myself if I ever get the chance!" I said as I watched Beatrice throwing herself at Abel again. "I'll be back." I said getting up and crossing the garden to where Abel stood. Beatrice was in mid sentence when I grabbed him by the arm. "excuse me while I borrow Abel" I said cooly "I hope you don't mind" I cooed before pulling Abel into a group of dancers.
"You looked bored." I smiled as we swayed to the music. I placed my hands on his shoulders and his hands were placed lightly on my waist.
"I was but I'm not very good at these proper dances either." Abel said with his good-boy smile.
"You seem to be doing fine" I said placating him. "Is there a type of dancing you would prefer?"
"I avoid it whenever possible" He said giving me a little twirl under his arm. "Unless I am in a club then I am pretty good at dancing."
I was shocked! He laughed a little at my surprise "You go clubbing? I can't see that" I said shaking my head.
"I guess I will just have to show you then" he said with a wide grin.
"I look forward to it" I smiled.
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