Stories tagged “ball”

  • Masochist and the Masquerade Ball (Mature)

    I’ve always wanted to spit venom. When it came time, I found myself dry-mouthed. I knew it would happen by the end of the night, but I was in a rush to prove it to myself. The goal was potency. I left you and your company to meander around the ma...

    • Author: Swill
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Coming-out day

    Why shouldn’t she go to the ball? It was her coming-out day, after all! She rattled at the latch once again, then flumped down in a cloud of dust and ruffles on the window seat, gazing longingly at the long hazy road down which Papa’s barou...

    • Author: snigl3t
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • The game of her life.

    She steps onto the field; the clouds of dirt, covering the ground. Equipment bag; full of old, worn-out batting gloves, two bats; one being composite, a batting helmet; all of this pulling down on her right shoulder. With muddy, size 9 cleats, she wal...

  • Seed of Evil

    The early morning light splayed long shadows across the town square. Most inhabitants of the small German village were still asleep, but several young boys scampered around playfully. Azazel watched quietly. The boys played a ball game (some form of wh...

    • Author: Cody Walton
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • High Society

    The night began like any other. A steady stream of guests entered in to the ballroom, and after her father had welcomed them all, the evening began. Servants filtered throughout the crowd, serving champagne and small foodstuffs as couples began the fi...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • An Uninvited Dance

    “Yes,” she said quickly. He led her to the floor and they began to waltz. As they fell into the rhythm of the music, she glanced over her shoulder in time to see the Earl’s son stalk moodily away. She breathed a quiet sigh and realize...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Appeasement and Appearances

    The moment stretched to a minute as they continued, their movements synchronized in dance. He finally spoke again. “I’ve irritated you?” Nothing. He sighed. “Forgive me. I understand that our interaction has been…unusual....

    • Author: memento
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fantastical Masquerade

    “To be honest, these shoes are murdering my poor feet.” Lara complained loudly. She grinned up at her love, Dante. He smirked, pulling her close while they danced in the midst of a crowd. Orchestra music echoed throughout the ballroom as co...

  • cold blood ballroom

    Evaline Etheridge swayed back and forth with her fiancee, a tall, dark haired man. His name was known widespread across the dark city of York, England-Alastair Vanderbilt. He was an earl from a rich family, and their marriage had been decided when Eval...

    • Author: Kasdeya
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
  • The Cotillion Cavern

    This place of the House is not to be trifled with. It is not for the faint hearted, or the weak, or the cowardly, or the clumsy. This cavernous room is the embodiment of danger. The floor has trapdoors opening at the end of every third waltz. The drink...

  • The Duke's Dolls

    I’m not your doll. I’m not your doll. I’m not your doll! “Put your arms up, sweetie.” The woman in front of me crooned, her red eyes glittered. I obediently put up my arms and she slips on a rust-colored dress that looked ...

  • Airships: Trust

    Hawkeye entered his room, his feet feeling heavier than usual. Allowing himself the rare luxury of being unarmed, he placed his weapons on the small chest in the room. He was sure he was going to need them again, far sooner than he would prefer. A slow...

  • Airships: A Date

    “A date, I see.” Elletra grinned, slightly more than maliciously than intended. “If it wouldn’t be too much of an inconvenience.” Hawkeye said, a slight smirk came to him as he imagined what his sisters would think of Elle...

  • Airships: Meeting Vespertine

    “Vespertine’s?” Elletra asked, tilting her head so she could see Hawkeye’s face. He smiled wistfully at her, “An old friend. My sisters went through a phase where conventional dresses were… impractical for our daily acti...

  • Airships: Irksome Dealings

    Vespertine grinned, “Now, miss, away with your clothes so I may put my masterpiece on you.” Elletra resisted the urge reach for her knives and attack the man. “I can put it on myself.” Vespertine merely lifted an eyebrow at Hawk...

  • Airships: Gunmetal and Wine

    The girl glanced at the assortment of weapons Elletra had laid on the table which she had had on her person. “There’s pockets on tha leggin’s under tha skirt. They should be able to fit. Vespertine calls them cargo leggin’s.R...

  • Airships: Reacquainted

    “Minister,” Hawkeye gave a small salute and a handshake, “I am-” “My brother!” A deep voice cut through the throngs in perfect Martese. Elletra spotted a handsome man bearing an astonishing resemblance to Hawkeye. Th...

  • Airships: Escaping Memory

    Dieter ushered them through the buzzing throng of people and into a parlor that Elletra remembered having “chats” with the Earl in. Her heart automatically started racing but scanning the room, she found two young women deep in conversation...