Dinner went well. Misty's brother Jason played the party of a noble's son and her sister Abbie loved that everyone else was playing pretend with her. The departure of the room made her feel at ease, that and Liam's reassurance that everything would be okay helped all the more.
Though, the next morning was complete chaos in the castle as the royal maids and butlers prepared the whole place for the engagement party where Liam, the Prince of the Land was supposed to propose in a room full of people to the noble Cassandra Massingale. Of course this was not the way the couple had expected to have their engagement, Misty (known as Cassandra to Liam's family and the world) expected something more personal, maybe a proposal on the beach or something like that. Though she would love to think the proposal was real, the couple had intended on putting on an act for everyone until they felt they would be ready for a real engagement. As long as his mom, the queen, didn't jump on the marriage wagon and force them to have a short engagement instead of a long one.
"Ow!" She said as her corset was pulled tighter. In a world of magic, the old dresser lady still had her foot in the middle of Misty's back and was pushing while pulling on the strings. "Does it have to be so tight?"
"Yes miss, it does." With that the old woman gave one final pull before tying the string into a simple bow. A silver strapless fitted dress was pulled over her long body and a robe was draped over her shoulders as she was pushed down into a chair.
A young woman entered Cassandra's room with a bunch of flowers and a big grin. "The Prince sent you these to enjoy while I do your hair." Liam, always thinking of her. A loving smile moved across her face as the young woman began to pull her hair back and style it into a beautiful bun.
"Can you put some of the red roses in my hair?" Misty asked, her gaze not leaving the two dozen roses that were sitting on the makeup counter. That was all that the stylist needed to hear. She began to work on the hairdo, adding the flowers into the mix and giving Misty’s face even more light and shine that it already had.
The shine and excitement faded as she stood at the top of the stairs. Her silver dress spread out in an elegant manor after hugging her waistline. A diamond necklace borrowed from the queen hugged against her throat and hung down to a single bright blue gem. This didn't seem real, it couldn't be real... she loved Liam, she knew that was real but the idea of being at a party that was all about a young couple getting engaged. The hoopla behind everything just seemed, crazy. The ballround was crowded with people. Nobles from all over the country had been here to experience the grand announcement of what was happening in his personal life to the world and though he had been seen around town with Cassandra, he never openingly admitted they were an item. It's too bad that this wasn't a 'hey I have a girlfriend' party, instead it was a 'hey I'm engaged' party.
"Next on the invitation list we have Lady Cassandra Massingale." Her entrance wasn't with her family, her brother and sister had arrived moment before her and were decending down the staircase as the large red curtain opened to reveal her to the lively room. People were dancing, chatting and having drinks as she decended the staircase. After confirming that her brother and sister were happy heading down the staircase; her brother in a deep green dashing looking suite that fit the sixteen year old boy well and her six year old sister in a very puffy bright pink dress with her dark brown hair in curls around her face, she began to look for the other most important person in her world, her boyfriend and soon to be pretend fiance, the Prince; Liam.