the grande ballroom

The Price 6/?

Summary: A visitor brings news of the goings on in Misthaven.

an: Recommended listening this chapter: Bishop Briggs - “Wild Horses”, Clairity - “Don’t Panic”, Woodkid - “Iron”

tagging @artielu, @jadeddiva, @kmomof4 @dreadpirateemma, @the-captains-ayebrows

Chapter List: One/Two/Three/Four/Five

Chapter Six

Her footsteps echo down the corridor as she leads him out of his rooms, winding their way through parts of the castle he’s explored before, past a grand ballroom and the library and the kitchens, until the scenery becomes less familiar, the uneven winding staircases leading him towards a destination he’s not quite sure of. It’s the middle of the bloody night, their only light the bobbing orbs along the hallways, glowing into life as they move along, snuffing out behind them the further they go.

She’s still in the clothes she’d worn to dinner, the jacket tight across her shoulders, her boots clattering against the stone floors, and he wonders, not for the first time, if the woman ever sleeps.

He’s surprised not to receive an immediate response to his silent query - whatever has happened, it has left her distracted enough not to pry into his thoughts, or at least too tired to answer his benign questions. There is a sense of relief in knowing that she isn’t constantly in his mind, and yet, he almost feels disappointed to get no response from her.

She is silent, and it gives him far too much room to mull over things, like the pinch of her face while she’d watched him tug his boots on, like the thrumming magic, not his own, filling the rooms and corridors like wildfire, consuming the air as they walked. Like the dream.

Already pieces of it were falling away, but he remembered just fine the call of the ocean behind him, and the desperate pull to find his brother. The taste of gunpowder is strong against his tongue, still, and the tang of blood sticks in his nostrils, but worst is the terror of not knowing whether the attacker had gotten to Liam.

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An 8.5 Million Dollar Dollhouse

Built over 13 years by Elaine Diehl in the 1980s, the Astolat Dollhouse features 29 rooms filled with 10,000 miniature pieces, including elaborate furniture, oil paintings, mirrors, fireplaces, gold miniature jewelry, rare-mini books more than 100 years old, fine rugs, fabrics, and pieces made of silver and gold. It has seven levels, stairways, hallways, a basement, a wine cellar, a kitchen and an armory. There are formal rooms, a library, a music room, a grand ballroom and a bar, and that’s before you get to the Wizard’s tower on the top level.   Video Tour

_John Lennon; United States/Estados Unidos; New York/Nova York; Hilton Hotel/Hotel Hilton; Grand Ballroom; Salute to Sir Lew - The Master Showman TV Special/Programa televisivo especial Salute to Sir Lew - The Master Showman; April 18th 1975/18 de abril de 1975.

_Source/Fonte: “Do you have any BEATLES photos I’ve never seen before?”/Music Corner/ Steve Hoffman Music Forums.

Drabble: If you hurt her...

Percival stormed into Vax'ildan’s room with a determined look on his face. He found the half-elf paladin on a comfortable looking chair, his feet propped up lazily on his bed as he read a book.

“Can I help you, Percival?” Vax asked with his eyebrow raised.

Percival took a calming breath. “Alright. Let’s have it.”

“I beg your pardon.”

“I am courting Vex'ahlia,” Percival announced as if to a grand ballroom of guests.

“Funnily enough, I’ve noticed. What’s your point?”

“My point?! I’m dating your sister!”

“Yeah. And?”

“And you have nothing to say about that?”

“Congratulations?”

“Are you seriously not going to say anything.”

“Percival, I swear to the Raven Queen I have no fucking clue what you want from me.”

“You know–threaten me? Warn me?”

Vax stared at Percival for a long moment, before he sighed.

“Let me get this straight. You want me to threaten you with bodily harm if you ever hurt my sister?”

“Yes. Well, no. Not want exactly. ”

“My twin sister? Vex'ahlia? The one who flies on a broom, firing arrows of lightning and fire from a legendary bow? Who can magically mark her prey and stalk them for days? The one who chose to dedicate her life to hunting dragons? And is quite good at it? The one who has a large, ferocious bear wrapped around her finger? That’s the one who needs *my* protection from *you*?”

Percival blinks.

“You know, when you put it like that…”

“Percy, I love you like a brother, and so this is the only warning I’ll ever give you. If you ignore her, belittle her, take her for granted, or, gods help you, hurt her, you know what’s going to happen?”

“Er, what?”

“She’ll leave you.”

There was a long moment of silence.

“Right,” Percival said with a high-pitched croak in his voice. “Good talk. Very productive. I’m off to buy Vex'ahlia something obscenely expensive now.”

“Good man.”

– End

When: February 15th, 2017 (Event runs all day, real time)
Where: Aether paradise VLFS Grand Ballroom, Alola region
Why: The Aether foundation has always pledged itself to the conservation of endangered species of pokemon, but we are nothing without our generous benefactors. Please join President Gladion and his family for a night of Music, Dancing and a celebration of Love of ALL kinds under Alolas Full moon.

Dress code: Formal attire, Primary color must be White, Black, Red or Gold, Secondary and Tertiary colors are your choice.

Pokemon regulations: Pokemon bigger then the ballroom must be kept in their pokeballs, but any trainers wishing to engage in Pokemon battles may do so on the Terrace at the Rear of the VLFS. Any areas normally open to the public will remain open during the party, this includes the Conservatory.

We look forward to your RSVP!


During the event, please track the tag/search “Clefairymoonball”

Participants, please tag your threads with it so other participants may find you! This event is all about bringing the Pokemon fandom together for fun and shenanigans and hopefully forming new friendships along the way!

That being said, Leave any and all OOC drama at the door, but IC Drama is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.

If you’d like to participate, please send an IC RSVP message to this blog ( @typenullandvoid ), and Gladion will add your muse to the registry, which will be posted along with the commencement post on Wednesday at 10am EST, I wanna make it as easy as possible for people to find partners to interact with!

The event will run all day, so feel free to pop in and RP whenever you have the time! I hope everyone has a fun time! Oh, and please reblog this post to spread the word!

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As promised, Haikyuu Ballroom AU.

Uh, basically Hinata and Noya crossdress because there aren’t enough follows at the Karasuno dance club. They probably could follow without dressing up, but there’s a lot of moves that require a skirt. Hinata was reluctant at first, but Kageyama let it slip that he looks really pretty, so it’s all good now.

Hina is klutzy and only sort of knows the dance steps, but he really loves the way ballroom dance looks, so he does his best. Kageyama’s form is perfect, but he’s not the best at communicating with dance partners. Also, he wants them to be faster and stronger than they usually are. That’s why he and Hinata match up in this AU. Also, Hinata is super flexible here which they accidentally discover when they get too caught up and Kageyama tries a fancy lift that would probably stretch anyone else out too much. Hinata just bends though. That’s probably when Kageyama falls for him lmao.

Also there are joint practices with Seijou, because neither of the clubs have enough follows and they wanted to learn from each other. Oikawa steals Hinata for a bit and dips him. Hina tries not to fall in love with the way Oikawa leads. It’s not that he doesn’t like how Kageyama dances, because Kageyama is good, but Oikawa is more experienced and gives him more guidance.

Tananoya do tango, because it’s a really intense kind of thing, and I thought it fit their personalities. AsaNoya does rumba or sambo, because those are slower. Still intense, but I think Asahi would be better with slower rhythms.

YamaYachi do swing dance, because it’s light and fun. They both seem really pure to me, so I don’t think latin dance would fit them. (Tsukki doesn’t dance, but he sometimes comes by and watches or critiques them, because Akiteru used to dance. Yamaguchi is trying to convince him.)

If I draw more, I was thinking of putting Kiyoko and Suga together for waltz and Daichi and Michimiya together for something.

Tell Her I Love Her (2x13 drabble)

Just a wee show-verse drabble (using the term loosely–100 words isn’t ever enough for me!) that I’ve been imagining since I saw the titles of the S2 deleted scenes several weeks ago and noticed

 “Tell her I love her” 

as the final one on the list. I’ve since learned it was NOT in fact having anything to do with the scenario I envisioned…but all the better, because now I get to write it! 

Check out @londonerbecky​‘s take on the same line if it were delivered by Murtagh, and one eventually from @suhailauniverse​ who imagined it being spoken by Jamie. Love that we all three came up with different ideas! 

My master list 


Tell Her I Love her (2x13 drabble)

“I will name him Brian… after your father.”

That made him smile and my heart broke again. 

Was this the last time I would see him smile?

He took me in his arms like—Jesus, God—like we were in the grand ballroom at Versailles. Dancing. 

“I love you,” I choked. My eyes darted frantically across his face, trying to capture his image, to burn him irrevocably into me, even as he was about to tear himself away, to fling me and our child into the void. I love you.”

He could barely speak. “And I—you—

Each step backward toward the stone was a death knell, my mind screaming, wailing. 

Jamie is going to die today.

Your Jamie will die today.

Jamie will be dead and—

…dead…

…BUT…

“Jamie, tell—” I broke off. 

I couldn’t say it.

“Aye, mo chridhe?

I had to say it.

“Tell her—I love her.

He stared at me for a long moment….

…and then he understood.

“I’ll take good care of her, Claire.”

I threw myself forward and he held me just as tight, so hard that I thought I would break apart, as if I weren’t already on the verge of breaking. 

But there was the tiniest spark within me now.

Jamie would die today…

…but they would have each other. Jamie and Faith.

He pulled back and gently lifted my chin. He was crying, hard, and his voice shook…but I was given one more sight of Jamie Fraser’s smile, after all.  

“I canna wait to meet her.”

                                 You are cordially invited to 
                             The Froslass Eve Charity Ball, 
                       Hosted by the Aether Foundation


When: December 22nd, 2016. (Event runs all day, real time)
Where: Aether paradise VLFS Grand Ballroom, Alola region
Why: The Aether foundation has always pledged itself to the conservation of endangered species of pokemon, but we are nothing without our generous benefactors. Please join President Gladion and his family for a night of Music, Dancing and Holiday cheer- as well as Silent auctions where all proceeds will go toward funding the conservation and research efforts of our fair company.

Dress code: Formal attire, Mainly White and black, but other colors are allowed if fitting a festive theme.

Pokemon regulations: Pokemon bigger then the ballroom must be kept in their pokeballs, but any trainers wishing to engage in Pokemon battles may do so on the Terrace at the Rear of the VLFS. Any areas normally open to the public will remain open during the party, this includes the Conservatory.

We look forward to your RSVP!


During the event, please track the tag/search “froslasseveball”, and participants please tag your threads with it so other participants may find you! This event is all about bringing the Pokemon fandom together for fun and shenanigans and hopefully forming new friendships along the way!

That being said, Leave any and all OOC drama at the door, but IC Drama is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.

If you’d like to participate, please send an IC RSVP message to this blog ( @typenullandvoid ), and Gladion will add your muse to the registry, which will be posted along with the commencement post on Thursday, I wanna make it as easy as possible for people to find partners to interact with!

The event will run all day, so feel free to pop in and RP whenever you have the time! I hope everyone has a fun time! Oh, and please reblog this post to spread the word!

New Year’s Bliss

Castiel could hear the melody of “Auld Lang Syne” coming from inside the ballroom. He paused in front of the door. “It must be close to midnight,” he noted.

“Mhmm,” Dean agreed. “Time to share a New Year’s kiss,” he added with a wink. Castiel could hear his breath catch, and Dean must have heard it too, because he turned back to Castiel and looked at him in question. “May I?” (4.6k)

[AO3]

Castiel breathed a sigh of relief as he snuck out the side door of the hotel’s grand ballroom and found himself in a small, dimly-lit outdoor courtyard. He glanced around, noticing a large stone fountain that was probably beautiful in warmer months when it was running surrounded by four wrought-iron benches. There were bushes around the outer edge of the courtyard and trellises of ivy were placed sporadically between bushes. As he looked, he found himself wishing he could see it in summer when there would undoubtedly be flowers blooming as well. Right now, however, fat snowflakes were falling gently from the sky, making the ground and everything else sparkle a bright white. Castiel shivered slightly, wishing he had his coat and scarf but thankful that he at least was wearing his suitcoat.

He stuck his hands in his pockets in an attempt to keep them from freezing and wandered closer to the fountain. Up close he could see that it was a fairly simple but still beautiful circular tiered fountain with small flowers carved into the rims, and he knew it must look impressive when it was warm enough to run water through it.

Castiel was looking up at the trellises when he heard the door open and close behind him. He turned around and saw his new companion – an attractive man around his age who gave him a small wave as he approached Castiel.

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Forever Mine (Soryu Oh Fluff Angst Smut)

Title: Forever Mine
Fandom: Kissed by the Baddest Bidder
Character: Soryu Oh x Liana (@donnaintx )
Genre: Fluff, Angst, Smut
Notes: Last but not least, hope you all enjoy this one ;)

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No matter how many IVC or banquets you’ve helped, your mouth always drop wide open the moment you enter the grand ballroom of Tres Spades Hotel. Everything is perfect, white roses on each table as centerpieces, band ready on stage with a spacious dance floor in front. Scanning across the beautiful room, you finally see the man of the night.

His gray eyes are framed by the Navy blue vest and suit jacket, his slick back hair and slender features compliment his perfect size. Under the light of the ballroom chandelier, he seems to be glowing with a radiant light. You can’t look away even know for sure that your face must be visibly reddened. A simple sight of him brings you joy, the corner of your lips turn up into a smile. He’s surrounded, greetings one guest after another. It’s funny seeing him smiles, he rarely does which is why most people are scared of him. And you can tell, this is one of his fake ones, he can never act naturally like Mr. Ichinomiya which is a good thing, he’s genuine from inside and out.

The crowd slowly opens a gap and cheers as he wraps one arm around her waist and shakes hand with the rest of them. You have preped yourself before putting on this stupid uniform but you can never quite prepare for the flash of pain when you witness your lover getting engaged to someone else. How do you prepare for heartache? A knife stabs through it as you watch him bends down to listen while she giggles and whispers something in his ear. Covering her mouth with her perfectly manicured hand like their words are private, just for the two of them to know. Your eyes shift to her fourth finger, to that engagement ring sparkle so mockingly in the dim lighting of the banquet hall.

He then presses his lips to hers in a gentle kiss. And still, you can’t make yourself look away. Your eyes remain lock on the couple as they pull apart and other guests to chuckle and cheer. It is perfect, he is perfect, just like everything you’d hoped for, the only problem is you are not his fiancée. You grip onto your palms tightly, nails dig so deep that it may bleed. A tear roll onto your cheek and suddenly you feel like suffocating. It hurts too much to be here, smiling like the rest and serve them when it goes against everything inside. You can no longer watch the man you love with someone else.

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Behind A Mask

A/N: Only a day late, but oh well, it’s the thought that counts?? Oh well, hopefully you’ll feel the love in this @consulting-dragon-slayer! Happy belated birthday, and part two should be up soon, hopefully lol!!

Lucy had no desire of finding a suitor, and yet when a mysterious stranger steals her attention at a ball Lucy learns that some masks reveal a pleasant surprise. 

Masquerade AU

Pairing: Nalu, Fairy Tail

Word Count:  5926

Rating: M (no nsfw in this part)

Part: Part One, Part Two

Lucy twirled around the grand ballroom, face kept in a pleasant smile, not too large but not too small, not too fake as to offend the man whose arm she was hovering her fingers over but not too real so that it touched her honey eyes. The classical music ended, and she curtsied to the man as he bowed to her, his name in the back of her mind but not important enough to truly remember.

This wasn’t her ball after all.

Feigning faintness, Lucy scurried away from the man as quickly as polite society would allow, hollow promises of another dance tumbling from her lips before she brought up a delicate grey lace fan and covering half her face. She walked daintily but purposefully towards a group of two other girls by the refreshments, sparkling champagne glasses in each girl’s hand. Both girls had silver white hair, an ethereal reflection of pale gold shining from the hundreds of candles hung from grand crystal chandeliers and along the walls of the room. Despite it being well past sun down the large room was well lit, yet another symbol of the status held by the people in attendance.

Lucy brushed off several more requests for dances, coming to a rest beside the shorter of the two and releasing a heavy sigh. The two girls giggled as Lucy put away her fan, gracefully allowing the material to return to it’s flattened state and twirling the fan in between her fingers, satin gloves making it more difficult to control.

“My, my,” the taller girl tittered, peeking at Lucy over the top of her glass as she took a sip, “looks like our Lucy has stolen the attention of the party,”. Blue eyes fluttered heavily coated lashes at Lucy, small smile enhanced with a deep red lip gloss, the rest of her makeup simple but impecable. A black mask with purple and silver swirls covered a slim portion of her face, silver tie disappearing into her curls. Her silver hair, while longer than other girl’s, was pulled up in a large pile of ringlets, twirling strands falling around her face and at the nape of her neck, her bangs pulled back into the collection of hair on top of her head. Her dress was a deep purple, satin bodice decorated with silvery white embroidery, an ode to the tresses on her head. It fell out from her waist in a waterfall of gathered material, same plum colour constant all the way through, with only minor decorations of jewels and delicate stitching. The shoulderless dress enhanced her already noticeable curves, bust spilling a little from the tight confines of the corset. It was honestly one of her more modest outfits, but then again it wasn’t her ball either.

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anonymous asked:

I love you guys!! omg!! Any scenrio when Tsuna's s/o needs to act like a Mafia Donna aka just his trophy

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You held onto Tsuna’s arm tightly, but gently enough not to leave any wrinkles in his suit. Both of you walked around the grand ballroom with a great sense of superiority, head up high, backs straight, each step taken full of purpose. You followed Tsuna as he met with fellow bosses, never leaving his side. You made sure to keep a polite smile at all times, offering your hand to be kissed by the men all the while squeezing your husband’s arm comfortingly.

Donna Vongola, the other man simpered as he held your hand in his, talk of your beauty is simply understated. The Don Vongola is an incredibly lucky man.

Somehow you had to show Tsuna that you did not care for the men that tried win your husband’s favor through you. It usually worked, he would always end up patting your hand that he held in the crook of his arm whenever the both of you walked away.

Coming across another allied boss, you smile at his wife. The two of you exchange pleasantries as your husbands discuss in soft voices the latest news about their common allies a little away. You ignore the talk, knowing Tsuna would fill you in later as you give the other don’s wife your full attention

The other woman compliments your dress. A gift, you explain, from Tsuna after a rather long period of not seeing him due to various allied meetings the past week. You know the drill, you laugh lightly with the other woman. Oh, those mafia bosses with their meetings and alliances.

Inwardly, you cringe at the woman’s attitude towards the whole thing. She was a true trophy wife, blind to all matters of the mafia. A doll to be used by her husband, something pretty to look at, something warm to sleep with, something to carry his children, something to pass the time by.

Tsuna, thankfully, knew you would not want to be a trophy wife and was fine with that. However, he did tell you from the beginning of your relationship what sort of role you would have to play in public if you were to marry him. Smile pretty, look pretty, act pretty, and be pretty. Do not talk about Vongola matters, even with the other dons’ wives, unless it was about extremely superficial topics.

It’s amazing how much you love that man to agree to his terms. 

You smiled at the other don’s wife, laughing at the little joke. The two of you gossiped about the latest celebrity scandals and gasped over the most recent fashion trends. All the while, the other woman didn’t notice you gently and subtly probing her about her husband’s recent activities in the underground world.

Storing the information away for later, you make promises of talking over the phone to discuss lunch plans together as you and Tsuna bid the couple goodbye before moving onto the next family ally.

Coming to the next family ally, you restart the whole process over.

Offer your hand.

Smile.

Small talk with the wife or escort.

Probe for information.

Make future plans to meet up.

Move on.

And so the cycle continues until the end of the party. It’s only when you arrive back at the Vongola mansion are you no longer Tsuna’s trophy but Tsuna’s wife.

You lay your head on his shoulder as the two of you quietly discuss the night’s events. He tells you of his discussions with the other bosses, asking you to verify if what they had said rang true with their companions they came with. You did your best to sift through the mindless talk with the women and give him proper details. Occasionally, some stories the women gave did not match up with Tsuna’s recount, causing that particular boss to land in the ‘investigation’ list for a later date.

Tsuna’s kisses your head thankfully, grateful for your acting that evening. He then kisses you again, on the lips this time, with a sense of possessiveness. There were a lot of attendees at this party, meaning more men had to kiss the hand of what belonged to his. Lying back on the bed as he began to trail kisses down from your lips to your neck and then your chest, you knew it was going to be another long night.

Oh, the struggles of being Donna Vongola!

stars-in-veins  asked:

I LOVE YOUR MIRACULOUS LADYBUG CINDERELLA AU 💕💕💕💕💕 I'm not exactly asking you to make this, I'm only curious ;) But have you thought about a Beauty and The Beast AU? Hehehehe Where Marinette is Belle and when she wears the iconic yellow dress, except it's red because it's based off of her super suit. Adrien is the cursed Prince who turns into Chat Noir (The Beast) LOVE YOUR WORK!!!! ( ˃̶ω˂̶ ૃ))

Hello! Awwww thank you so much! >//u//< 

The thought has crossed my mind but I didn’t have any inspiration to pursue the idea until recently. I have to admit Marinette dancing with Chat Noir in a grand ballroom is super romantic haha. 

I’m considering doing an illustration or two based on certain scenes in the animated movie. (I’ve yet to watch the live action one.) When I do get around to drawing this, it will appear first at my Patreon page, so please check it out. 

Again, thank you for enjoying my work!! (≧▽≦)ノ♥

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Merry Christmas I got you totally self-indulgent Qunari fluff. Bull  M. Adaar is my otp because I just like to imagine how completely WELL I NEVER all the Orlesian nobility gets over these big bruisy tanky Qunari boyriends stomping in to eat all the food and save the day. Especially at the ball when everyone is calling you “somebody’s pet”, sorry bruh we’re just gonna eat all the mixed nuts and stop your civil war and dance in your grand ballroom and steal all your Halla statues.

Bull that necklace is corny as hell and also the size of a human head, you will never wear it.

And to my real life friends who follow me here and don’t play Dragon Age and are like “Kelly what the hell even is this” this is a real thing in the game, it is actually this corny, this is what you have to do to marry Freddie Prinze Jr.