When you think of a wedding, what is the first thing that pops into everyone’s mind? The dress. That’s right, and being that I am now expanding into women’s wear with my already wildly successful children’s wear, I had all the connections that would be needed to ensure that Merida Douglas has the dress of her absolute dreams. I called in old favors in Venice, Milan, and Rome — houses of the some of the world’s most famous designers.
So I encouraged Merida to come along on a girl’s trip to Earth… she was hesitant at first; having anxiety over the portals to and from Earth. That magic was one that was mostly Earth-driven, not Sosarian so it did scare Merida a little. We prepared for the journey. The portal is almost instant, at least to the traveler’s eyes, but in essence its a 5 hour journey. Back in the day it used to take over 30 hours; the magic has greatly improved. But to us it seemed like a wink. We did however feel the jet lag once we arrived.
The portal from the city of Umbra takes us straight to our Palisades in Paris. I showed her our compound and the Catacombs underneath, which are very similar to the Catacombs I had shown her before underneath Vamp’s Lair. She settled in and then we strolled out into this great big world that for her seemed like a storybook tale. As we ascended up the elevator of the Palais de Chaillot, which has underground tunnels to our Palisades, I could feel the excitement permeating off of Merida and the first thing she ever saw was the grand magnificence of the Eiffel Tower straight ahead just as the dusk set in. What an introduction to a world she barely remembered! Her mouth dropped, she stood inhumanely still unable to say a word. Her silvery eyes absorbed every inch of the structure that stood in front of her.
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