Before the Ball (Closed, Melody) Nov 25, 2019 6:39:29 GMT
Post by Euclase on Nov 25, 2019 6:39:29 GMT
Euclase and her company had arrived several cycles before the ball, with matters attended and under control on the Moonbase Euclase and Melody had gotten a very rare opportunity, a break, some time off. Personal Guest Quarters had been set up and established for several of the higher ranking gems who attended Homeworld Earlier then the ball and Euclase was one of these few. Of course as a gem they hardly needed many commodities but the room did offer a nice view of Homeworld, along with featuring a few basic things, a dressing drawer with a mirror, a raised up seating area and even a dedicated Sub room for Melody with similar features.
Euclase stood infront of the dressing draw; initially she was not even sure about changing attire as she looked at herself, but considering the event, the occasion she decided to try something a little bit different. Her form glowed slightly as she shifted over to what amounted to her ball attire; really it was almost identical to her normal look. Replacing the pouch on her waste was instead an asymmetrical Sarong draped skirt, a diagonal cut of fabric that rested against one leg but left the other exposed. Her gloves had shifted into more regal looking full ball gloves that extended up her arms futher, with a tiny Pink Diamond on the edge of them. Her Shawl remained untouched as did her long pants and shoes.
She picked up the crow like object on the table and fastened it to her head, adjusting the small metal wires to fit around her hair and everything. Her normal practical and reinforced Diadem had been replaced with something more elegant and regal, instead of covering her gem it instead framed it, leaving the gemstone exposed to glisten in the light with an ornate design dancing around it. Small patches were filled with pink glass catching the light and causing it to almost sparkle, and finally there was a series of small wires, 2 of each side that wrapped around her hair. If one was to look closely they would realise they were tiny pink chains connected together.
She made sure everything look proper, still unsure what she thought about it. She was a Euclase afterall, a Euclase tasked with commanding a Legion of Quartzs and being second in command to a Diamond and her Pearl. She wondered whether this lavishness undermined her authority or made her look silly. Afterall she hardly thought herself that pretty; she felt she had sacrificed that aspect of her long ago, had it been stress, maybe, but more than anything else it was about looking the part. She has seen the eyes on her, the constant scrutinising gazes when she had first been moved to the Moonbase, the hushed whispers questioning her, how was she meant to command anything, she wasn’t a Agate or any other type of commander gem, she had repeated, argued and had the same conversation so many times, from gems who didn’t realise she was in charge, or did not accept her authority. The Quartzes, the ones she had worked with, the ones she fought alongside always backed her up, but still, she could tell there was that doubt. She had been tired of it, tired of the uphill battle to gain respect, so she changed how she looked, she realised that these gems would always be resistant to a kind,young, spunky and enthusiastic medic, no they needed a Kind and Wise leader, someone on their side but with the intensity and power to make sure no one questioned her, and it started with a reform, It was little changes, but it was enough, a bit of aging, some wrinkles and lines, a bit inspired by her fellow Euclases, a bit of her own thing, just enough, Simple, Visual, telling everyone that looks at her. Im in charge, im older, wiser and likely smatter then you, I’ll be nice but don’t question my authority again, but because of that she felt like she gave up a bit of her natural beauty in the process. I mean she was hardly ugly per say she just, Euclase let out a sigh, perhaps she was just being vain , shallow or nervous about the whole thing.
Eventually she decided to keep the ball attire, she felt it struck a decent balance of lending to her power but making her look at bit more lavish. After all how many of these balls would she really ever attended. Besides she made her ball attire simple anyway, she felt that this was more so Melody’s Time to shine, to show off her attire, to compliment the natural beauty that Pearls also seems to effortlessly have, and Euclase didn’t really want to take that away from her.
Regardless she backed away from the mirror turning around and awaiting Pearl herself to be finished.
Euclase's Ballroom Attire