Indigo Heart

I first saw her at Palindrome, the skating rink on the east side of town. Her hair was blowing behind as she sped around the skating rink. She looked sleek, powerful, a little bit dangerous, and a whole lot of gorgeous. I held my breath as I watched from the balcony while she wove through the crowd on the rink. She gave a few head nods as she passed people who seemed to know her, but she never acknowledged anyone first. Everything about her said that she was beholden only to herself, completely free from all the little social cues and conventions that stifled others. I’m sure I painted a lot of that onto her personality as she whizzed past, but I’d make adjustments when I met her, and that became my sole purpose for my evening.

I wove my way through the crowds on the ramp down from the balcony, skidding around the corners and holding onto the rails, my bag hitting my hip as I slid down the last bit of the descent and onto the main floor. I hoped she was still on the rink as I wobbled my way across the carpet, which had been worn smooth by thousands of skates trying to cross this very route. Music thrummed in my ears, the beat making it feel like my pulse was matching the bass tones.

I waited about ten minutes, and then she swung wide on the rink. I moved just enough to one side and she crashed right into me. I went down beneath her, the breath knocked out of me with a whoosh. She was pressed against the full length of me, making my head spin a little bit. Her eyes were even more amazing up close. Then she was up, rising gracefully and offering her hand to pull me up.

“I’m sorry,” she said quietly. I took her hand and she hauled me to my feet.

“Totally my fault,” I said shyly, wanting desperately to look into her eyes again, but getting distracted somewhere around her lips and the glossy red shine on them that was reflecting a thousand lights from the disco balls hanging around the room. “I’m Lindsey,” I said, finally looking into her eyes.

“Indigo Heart,” she said, smiling slightly. I wondered if this was the smile of indulgence she gave to people who couldn’t resist staring at her… like I was. “Nice to meet you. Sorry again.”

Just like that, Indigo Heart faded into the crowd.

I’d find her again, I thought. And I did.

 

Featured shoe: N-Core Skates in White by Claire Messenger

Other details:

  • Skin: Pepe Khadijah in Espresso by pepehair
  • Makeup: Pepe Khadijah Lips in Red Gloss by pepehair
  • Eyes: Mayfly Liquid Light Eyes in Aged bronze by Arkesh Baral
  • Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx LeShelle
  • Bodysuit: Blueberry Lida in Beige by Blueberryxx
  • Necklace: Minimal Necklace ABC in Gold by Ors Quan
  • Hair: Unorthodox Thunda Afro by Tonio Harmison

Scene details:

  • Pilot Double Disco Ball by Kaz Nayar
  • Poses by me
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Invitations

“I must go where I am invited, or I should be too lonely. Why not come with me?”

Archer felt that at any cost he must keep her beside him, must make her give him the rest of her evening. Ignoring her question, he continued to lean against the chimney-piece, his eyes fixed on the hand in which she held her gloves and fan, as if watching to see if he had the power to make her drop them.

Archer felt that at any cost he must keep her beside him, must make her give him the rest of her evening. Ignoring her question, he continued to lean against the chimney-piece, his eyes fixed on the hand in which she held her gloves and fan, as if watching to see if he had the power to make her drop them.

“May guessed the truth,” he said. “There is another woman—but not the one she thinks.”

Ellen Olenska made no answer, and did not move. After a moment he sat down beside her, and, taking her hand, softly unclasped it, so that the gloves and fan fell on the sofa between them.

She started up, and freeing herself from him moved away to the other side of the hearth. “Ah, don’t make love to me! Too many people have done that,” she said, frowning.

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

Featured shoes: Purple Moon Titania Sandals in Red by Poulet Koenkamp

Her details:

  • Head: Catwa Annie by Catwa Clip
  • Eyes: Mayfly Luminous in Deep Paris Shadow by Arkesh Baral
  • Skin: Glam Affair Denis 10 in Polar by Aida Ewing (gacha item)
  • Lipstick: Deetalez High Gloss Appliers for Catwa Heads  by Steffi Villota
  • Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx LeShelle
  • Hair: Runaway Margaery Hair by Candela Kira
  • Dress: Purple Moon Drew Gown Xmas Edition by Poulet Koenkamp
  • Necklace: Minimal Swift Necklace in gold by Ors Quan
  • Hands and Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands in Flat and Casual; High Feet by Siddean Munro
  • Manicure: Hello Dave in Rich Reds by Maia Gasparini

His details:

  • Head: Catwa Jackson by Catwa Clip
  • Eyes: Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes in Green Tourmaline Shadow by Arkesh Baral
  • Skin: L’Etre Marcus Skin in Cotton by David Cooper (dam1710)
  • Body: Slink Physique Male Mesh Body by Siddean Munro
  • Hair: Exile High and Dry Naturals by Kavar Cleanslate
  • Jacket: Kauna XIV Double Breasted Jacket in Black by Ross Myhre
  • Shirt: Kauna Tuxedo XIV Shirt in White by Ross Myhre
  • Bow Tie: Kauna Tuxedo XIV Accessories in Paisley B&W by Ross Myhre
  • Pants: Syn Frank Pants by Synystercreator
  • Shoes: Deadwool Dandy Shoes in Black by Masa Plympton

Scene details:

  • HAIKEI Dusky White Skybox by QoOop
  • The Loft Claryon Curtains in White by Nardya Rousselot
  • Fancy Decor ‘Triumphal Entry’ Print by Jake Vordun
  • Fancy Decor ‘Diana the Evening’ Print by Jake Vordun
  • PILOT Romantic Candlesticks in Silver b Kaz Nayar
  • NOMAD Gustavian Armchair by Piraiyah Novikov (gacha item)
  • NOMAD Amore Desk by Piraiyah Novikov (gacha item)
  • NOMAD Amore Chandelier by Piraiyah Novikov (gacha item)
  • AF Calla Lilies by Apple Fall (gacha item)
  • AF Carved Corbel Shelf by Apple Fall
  • Studio Skye Enchanted Woods v2 -8 (3 group) by Alex Bader
  • Pose by me, Invitation (unreleased)