Okay, this is part of the faery masquerade ball scene.
My anxiety soared and I was about to chase after her when I heard a single violinist begin to play. The lights dimmed, until the entire room was lit only by yellow candlelight. A drummer joined the violin rhythm, entrancing the mass of dancers that swayed slowly along with the thumping beat. Following the seductive sounds, I pushed my way through the crowd, fully expecting to see Caleb playing with the orchestra.
Before I could reach the edge of the dance floor, I felt a tug on my wrist. I twisted around and found myself pressed up against the chest of a tuxedoed faery. He stepped back and took a bow in front of me. A yellow mask that looked eerily similar to mine covered his entire face. The yellow vest inside his black tuxedo matched perfectly with his mask and silk gloves. I hoped for a moment that he was Rowan, but then noticed his short brown hair peeking out above his ears.
Faeries circled all around us while we stood, some dancing alone and others partnered in an erotic dance that I’d never seen before. The tempting stranger held out his hand while the sensual music took hold of me. I felt a desperate longing for him; a feral desire to crush my body into his and dance into exhaustion. I reached out for his hand and heard several female faeries take a long, moaning sigh.
Our gloved hands joined and I felt a sizzle at the tips of my fingers. He pulled me into his chest, and with his other hand, gripped dangerously low on my backside. My free hand slithered around his neck and fingers tickled at the bottom of his hairline. With no space left between us, we glided across the dance floor. We spun around in circles, captured together by the enchanting song. The tension was building the longer we danced. His fingers pressed into my back, letting me know that he felt it too. Our motions reduced to barely a sway as his hand skated up and down my exposed spine.
The music came to a stop and we stood still. My arms crossed around his neck and I was desperate to see his face. I reached my hands below his chin and I felt him stiffen. His hesitation surprised me, but I continued to slide the mask off his face. I first noticed his tan skin and full lips which, for a moment, I considered kissing. His nose was uncovered next and something suddenly felt very familiar about him. When his blue eyes were revealed, I leaped back.
It was ____. (I’m not telling you because it will ruin the surprise *inserts evil grin*)