CainynAJLB would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

To Begin With A Ball

By CainynAJLB All Rights Reserved ©

Drama / Romance

Chapter 1

Summary: She was the daughter of a politician, he was the son of a blacksmith. How did it begin, and more importantly; how will it end?

"Remember Ariana, find the richest and remember, you are a lady of repute." Her father's reminder in her ear as they reached the entrance to the grand ball room. I was the Autumn Ball, held each year by the mayor of their large, rich city, to celebrate the fruition of their profitable city.

Mayfair City was a huge, circular city with three main rings. at the center was the High Class province, where the socialites of their society lived and worked, then the Middle Class province, where their managers and accountants et cetera lived, traveling to the outer buildings of the High Province for their work.
And then there was Low Province, where the manual workers lived, blacksmiths, construction workers. Anything considered brainless by the socialites was pushed to the outer ring of the city. out of sight out of mind. left to become soulless, mindless and hopeless in the ring that the locals had a tendency to call 'The Desolation Ring' when backs were turned and eyes were un-wandering.
Inside the ballroom, a band played an intricate melody on an array of string, brass and percussion instruments, the melodic and operatic voice of the woman upon the stage soothing to the beat of the song.
The marble floor was littered with bodies, engaging in social conversation in the hopes of climbing some invisible, intangible ladder that only existed in their minds, others dancing with others, most couples, some just filling the night with the closest form of entertainment.
One man caught Ariana's eye overall, stood leaning against one of the large marble pillars looking far too relaxed to have lived through the mundanity of high-flying life. his amused smirk was marched by the mirth in his eyes as he tilted his glass to her and she politely kissed her father on the cheeks and headed towards this new man.
He was her exact opposite, oh he was dressed for the occasion sure, but if one looked close enough, he was a red rose in a garden of white.
Where her skin was pale, barely kissed by the sun; his was a deep bronze, the kind of natural tan one only got from outside work. Where her hair was platinum, his was dark and became lighter at the ends; as though even the ends of his hair had been touched by the sun's warm, fatherly rays. While her nails were spotless, free of dirt and other signs of manual labour, and her skin was unblemished and unmarred, the shedded and dirtied state of his fingernails, and the white lines of scars contrasting with honey skin on his hands gave away that he was not what he appeared.
And that intrigued her all the more.
He was an oxymoron, his clothing and his body both screaming at her, one singing the soft melody of high society, the other singing a seductive harmony of danger, together they sang a sweet symphony that pleased her ear more than the real music, and like with real music. she intended to pull this mysterious ode apart note by note, and put it back together again into a brand new song.

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, CainynAJLB
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Dee: It’s been two years since Lilly lost her best friend to a vicious random shooting. Now, after a prestigious university extends her an offer of study, she has the chance to start afresh and leave all her demons behind. But the last thing she expects is to meet Elliot. He's a criminal. She's hasn'...

Laraine Smith: My only suggestion on the grammar is to use I have it bookmarked on Google Chrome. I see myself in the determination in this beautiful story! I have Cerebral Palsy, and I have dreams that I have been working hard for, too! The humor made me laugh!

Cliuin: I couldn't stop reading from the moment that I started this book and that was some hours ago...

cato50802: this book is truly well developed and truly captivating, I thoroughly enjoyed every part of the book. there are little to no grammatical errors, and the characters are very interesting. it’s one of those books that’s hard to stop reading!

More Recommendations

KerryMI: One would think the idea of vampire loving man has been over flogged, yet this story's fresh perspective on Vampires, how they live and how they connect with humans is so effortlessly narrated that it almost becomes truth. Your writing was fast enough to keep me greedily turning each page but slo...

N_F_G: This story was fantastic! It was really enjoyable, and the characters and locations felt real to me as I read the story! Celeste was an amazing character, who survived all her struggles, and I felt the author did an excellent job writing about suicide and self harm- in a sensitive, authentic mann...

Nanasha: I thought I'd written a comment on this story, but for some reason, I guess it didn't go through. Anyway, so this story is intensely addictive. I liked how the author uses established mythology but then gives it a unique twist. The idea of goblins all coming from the head of the king is an ama...

_Dusks_kiss: I never knew that one of my favourite childhood cartoons could turn into such a beautiful story. Tho there are many grammatical errors and writing errors, this story warmed my heart to 100%. I would definitely want this book to get published and I would also buy it. It’s amazing character develop...

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.