STORYLINE: It all started with the ringing of a tiny bell. Cornelius had been engrossed in a book when a stunning woman stepped inside the bookstore and asked the shopkeeper about a rare out of print book. Normally his mind was focused on invention, he wasn’t one to chase after a skirt. However, he began to visit that little bookstore more frequently. He told himself it was research, but in truth he was hoping to see her again. And see her again he did. She was strolling down the aisles, picking up books. He nodded. “…Yes, yes. Excellent choice. A lady of good taste.” And then She looked directly at him and smiled. What she said, he had no idea. He forgot his own name. She laughed and took the book he had desperately been pretending to read and turned up right side up. Normally he would have been quite embarrassed, but all he could think was “she smiled at me.” So it came as quite a shock the next day he discovered his mystery woman on the cover of the newspaper. She was the youngest daughter of the Queen’s Knight family, and would be soon be picking a husband from the attendees of the Grand Masquerade. He had no invitation. He had no hope to win the hand of such an amazing lady. But he felt if he didn’t tell her his true feelings, it would kill him. Words failed him in her presence, so he created a beautiful beating ruby heart creation. His plan was to sneak into the ball before it started, and offer it to her.
EVENTS: Mainframe, Midnight Order
Designers shown: AsteroidBox, Salem, Reliquary, Moon Amore, Wasabi Pills, L'Emporio&PL, LeLUTKA, The Shops, Del May, tosksik, RavenBell, Unholy Duality, DEATH ROW, Devin Vaughn, Midnight Order,
Guest Appearance: Aarya Phantomhive of the Dark Phantom blog.