The first time Luigi saw her, he was infatuated. He knew that it was completely ridiculous, but he didn't care.
He remembered going to his GeneCo that day, after being gone with a few friends at the Italian Renaissance. When he stepped off of the elevator, and into his father's office, he saw her talking to his father. Marni, a familiar face, was also there.
"Hey Marni, haven't seen you in a while. How are you?"
"I'm doing fine, Luigi." Marni replied. "Just visiting your father with my friend here. I don't think you've met Magdalene."
Mag outstretched towards Luigi, to greet him, but she seemed to look right through him. She was blind.
"Actually, it's just 'Mag'. Marni knows I hate my full name."
Luigi smiled as he took her hand and kissed it gently. "I think Mag is a lovely name." He said, causing Mag to blush. He released her hand and turned to address his father. "So, what's the plan for the evening, Dad?"
"Actually, the night is yours, Luigi. I'm helping Mag to decide on options for new eyes. We are going to help her see." Rotti explained, grinning. "Then, the three of us are making an appearance at the Renaissance. I have a special announcement to make."
"Ah, I see. Well, I'll be going then. Good to see you, Marni. And, um, really nice to meet you, Mag."
"Nice to meet you as well, Luigi." Mag replied.
Luigi was beaming now. He left his father's office and returned to the elevator. After the doors closed, it was then that he realized he had placed a hand over his heart, hoping that he could force it to stop fluttering, somehow.