Enchanted

There I was again tonight

Forcing laughter, faking smiles

Same old tired, lonely place

Walls of insincerity

Shifting eyes and vacancy

Vanished when I saw your face

All I can say is it was enchanting to meet you

That night, was waiting at another ball, but it wasn't just another ball. It was a ball hosted by Lia de Beaumont, older sister to D'Eon de Beaumont, a Knight of France who served King Louis XV.

Lia was making her rounds, to see if everything went according to her planning. Wearing her striking midnight blue dress adorned with white roses and her dirty blond hair was put into a french braid. The one person she saw who wasn't occupied wasn't occupied was currently on the far side of the room leaning against a wall, wearing a rose red dress lined with sky blue ribbon and golden lace. The unoccupied girl's hair was pinned and tied up into a modest partial ponytail and braid.

Lia walked over to her. "Lea, shouldn't you be dancing?" She wondered.

Lea de Beaumare sighed. "Lia, you know that I can't dance," she answered as they both turned to see their best friend Aleece Marie-Len, who wore a emerald green dress with purple ribbon and silver lace with her hair done in a simple but intricate braid. She danced with Durand, one of D'Eon's comrades.

"Has D'Eon shown up yet?" Lea asked as the older girl scanned the crowd for her younger brother.

Lia shook her head. "How many men have asked you to dance?" She questioned.

"Many, but I have let them go, because I know that they aren't real and insincere," she replied.

Lia smiled. "You do know how to break men's hearts," she saw who she was looking for. "So, the chevalier arrives," commenting on the fact the D'Eon was late.

D'Eon had his hair tied up in a ponytail, and was dressed in his uniform, not that Lea minded, but it would do for now.

"Have I kept you waiting Lea?" He wondered as she looked up to meet his gaze.

"No, I'm happy you're here D'Eon," she answered.

Now, all of the loneliness and insincerity could disappear from this ball, leaving only Aleece, Durand, Lia, D'Eon, and Lea captivated.

Your eyes whispered "have we met?"

Across the room your silhouette

Starts to make its way to me

The playful conversation starts

Counter all your quick remarks

Like passing notes in secrecy

And it was enchanting to meet you

All I can say is I was enchanted to meet you

Soon, Lia slipped away to watch everything, so no one heard from her for a while. Lea had to replay the way D'Eon walked into the room, he took all of the fake emotions that was clouding her, and destroyed them.

Before she could react, D'Eon led her to the dance floor. "Humor me, even though you tell me that you can't dance Lea," he teased, like a secret only for them.

"Is that anyway for you to behave D'Eon?" She wondered, and his expression showed a look of fake sadness, but his eyes shone with laughter.

"Really, if that is how you'd ask me about my chivalry, should I just leave you here on the dance floor?" He whispered, teasing yet again.

The music to the Gavotte started to pick up as D'Eon spun Lea around. "I didn't mean that," she commented as he set her down, and he spun her around the dance floor.

D'Eon couldn't answer, and Lea knew that she had won this conversation. The problem is that the first time I met you D'Eon, I was enchanted by you, and you alone, she thought to herself.

This night is sparkling, don't you let it go

I'm wonderstruck blushing all the way home

I'll spend forever wondering if you knew

I was enchanted to meet you

That night, D'Eon with Durand escorted Lea and Aleece home.

"You danced beautifully Lea," D'Eon commented, yet Lea was happy that D'Eon didn't see the fact that she was blushing.

Likewise, Aleece was having the same problem with Durand, but he was the one who noticed.

Both girls were wonderstruck. Aleece had her thoughts to occupy her, yet Lea wondered if D'Eon knew the truth…that he had enchanted her the first time they met. Aleece was ironically thinking the same thing about Durand. The two best friends had to laugh when they talked about it later on.

The lingering question kept me up

2 am, who do you love?

I wonder 'til I'm wide awake

Now I'm pacing back and forth

Wishing you were at my door

I'd open up and you would say

It was enchanting to meet you

All I know is I was enchanted to meet you

Lea couldn't sleep that night, because doubt kept her up with questions. Who do you love D'Eon? She asked herself. Now, she wanted D'Eon at her door and wanted him to tell her the truth and what he thought of her.

She was pacing now, up and fully awake, in her silk nightgown, wanting to see him…just wanting to hear him say that she shouldn't be thinking these things…

This night is sparkling, don't you let it go

I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home

I'll spend forever wondering if you knew

This night is flawless, don't you let it go

I'm wonderstruck, dancing around all alone

I'll spend forever wondering if you knew

I was enchanted to meet you

Lia hosted another ball that weekend, and Lea with Aleece met D'Eon and Durand at the ball. In the flurry of dances and conversation, Lea didn't have time for doubt to cloud her mind. D'Eon unconsciously made sure of that.

"Are you enjoying yourself my Princess?" He wondered.

She nodded. "Are you my chevalier now? She asked in return.

D'Eon smiled as they spun around on the dance floor. "I will always be your chevalier, if you want me to be," he answered.

"Do you want me to be your chevalier?" He questioned.

Yes, I do. She thought to herself. "Always," she whispered in his ear.

This is me praying that

This was the very first page

Not where the story line ends

My thoughts will echo your name

Until I see you again

These are the words I held back

As I was leaving too soon

I was enchanted to meet you

Please don't be in love with someone else

Please don't have someone waiting on you

Please don't be in love with someone else

Please don't have someone waiting on you

The last thing Lea wanted to imagine as she danced on the dance floor, she was praying that D'Eon didn't have anyone else who loved him, or was waiting for him, like she was.

She couldn't bare the thought of it. As she left, she wanted to say the words that were on the tip of her tongue, but they refused to come. Once Lea left D'Eon's company, she hoped that the fact that they had grown close wasn't the end of everything.

The only person she could think of was D'Eon, him and him alone…

This night is sparkling, don't you let it go

I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home

I'll spend forever wondering if you knew

This night is flawless, don't you let it go

I'm wonderstruck, dancing around all alone

I'll spend forever wondering if you knew

I was enchanted to meet you

Lea wanted to know the truth as soon as possible, as the days passed by while spending time with D'Eon, but he evaded her quite well, even though he always told her he couldn't hide his emotions…she could tell even if he didn't say anything, he did love her.

Please don't be in love with someone else

Please don't have someone waiting on you

"Lea, do you know what today is?" He wondered as they sat on the front steps of his house.

"The 17th of February, why do you ask?" She asked in return, but she knew why he was asking.

"Not just that," he answered.

"Humor me, my chevalier," she pleaded as he led her to the backyard garden.

"It's your birthday of course," he said as there stood Durand, Lia, Aleece, Master Telligory, and Robin. The cake was decorated with gold/silver icing, and was placed at the center of the table.

Lea had to smile.

"Yes, I know that the first time we met, I enchanted you," he whispered in her ear.

"Really?" She asked.

"Yes, because the first time I met you, I fell in love with you," he replied.

Lea smiled, because everything was perfect.