Kiss of the Ruby The young prince stood in the back of the grand ball room, his arms crossed over his chest and a scowl on his handsome face. He leaned his tall and muscular body against the wall as his eyes darted across the room. He despised dances with all his being, why had his mother dragged him into this like she had.Kiss of the Ruby7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
His thoughts continued to question this event as he watched the many people twirl to the lively music. The dresses of the women fanning out as they twirled in and out of the arms of the men. Both genders were dressed in extravagant costumes, complete with frills and lace. Everyone donned even more extravagant masks upon their faces, hiding the identities of the many dozens of people in the room.
He despised it all greatly, for today, Saint Valentine's day, was also his twenty-first birthday. He had wanted it to be a quiet affair, but his mother would have no less for the future king of Aria.
“Why must this always