Sophia de la Cerda Posted March 1, 2017 Share Posted March 1, 2017 Central Drawing Room The room is decorated in a rich burgundy, the chairs and settees scattered around in small groupings matching the décor. There are no windows in the room, so the light is supplied by a large chandelier, which is reflected off several mirrors strategically placed about the room. Servants circulate about the room, ready to fetch any drink that one may require, from tea to wine to brandy. Sophia had written to Caroline sending her regrets that she would not be able to attend her party due to her twisted ankle, but even though she was still in a fair bit of pain, she didn't want to stay home either. And so she headed to the palace to see if anything interesting was going on there. Although she hated using a cane, walking was much easier with one. To make it more fashionable, she had asked her maidservant, who was very creative, to decorate it. It was now wrapped in ribbons to match her gown, and a gold filigree brooch with a sapphire in its center surrounded by tiny diamonds was fastened near the top to keep the ribbons in place. Anna had curled the ends of the ribbons, which flowed nearly to the ground, and they swayed gently with each step Sophia took. As she entered the Central Drawing Room, the beads that liberally sprinkled her blue, gold, and cream brocade gown glittered beneath the bright light of the chandelier. It had a golden underskirt and gold lace framed the low-cut neckline and adorned the gathers below each puff of the long sleeves. She was wearing a golden necklace with a medium sapphire teardrop pendant in the center and three small teardrop diamonds on each side. Her hair was arranged in its usual tumble of curls, part of them held up with golden and sapphire combs. Catching sight of herself in one of the mirrors, Sophia turned toward it, stumbling slightly and dropping the embroidered bag she carried. Sheet music, a sketchbook, and a tin of charcoal spilled out upon the floor. However was she to retrieve them? She had no idea how to kneel while being supported by a cane. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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