Subject: WAR: Ravenettes: "The Morning After (The Party that is! *G*)
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 23:36:54 EDT
From: "Mindi Hughes" <Sargonith @ AOL.COM>
Reply-To: Sargonith @ AOL.COM
To: FKFIC-L @ LISTS.PSU.EDU
The Morning After (the party that is! *G*)
by Sargonith (aka: Mindi)
Mindi Blinked.... "Oh Man What happened???" she mumbled she vaguely remembered arriving, going to the main room, the party... and the reactions to her dress, here she grinned, remembering the look on Miklos' face... he had blinked appreciatively, and she could just see him thinking, 'for a new Ravenette, she sure knows how to dress'. She smiled, THE dress, as she liked to think of it was a long, formfitting gown of raven-black velvet lined in raw silk the color of cranberries hugged her body, the skirt flared out slightly over her hips giving way to the fall or burgundy silk that was the skirt that almost swept the floor swishing softly about her legs. Her thin scarf of black silk floated softly over her shoulders like a shadow, it's edges burgundy satin. Strapless with a plunging back line and a low sweetheart neckline the dress emphasized her collarbones and the exquisite choker she wore, on a wide velvet ribbon again, in deepest black but edged in burgundy was an obsidian Raven with a single ruby chip for an eye. On her fingers were a few simple rings, silver bands that she was never without. She had chosen to wear her long raven mane swept up into an interesting style, piled high onto her head and held with many pins all bejeweled with either onyx or garnets that sparkled darkly in the light, the rest of it hanging loose, trailing down her back, including the one white lock she had streaked in which shone softly at her temple.... Her high stiletto-heeled black suede shoes had long ribbons that tied, crisscrossing her legs like a Pointe shoe, while on the top of each foot was a small, velvet burgundy rose. She winced, looking down at her dress now... she sighed, seeing a hefty dry cleaners bill coming up! She shook her head and winced sharply at the raging headache she had... "Never trust Miklos to make you a "Raven Zinfandel" she muttered "If he wasn't already dead, I swear I'd kill him..." she slowly, and unsteadily got to her feet, leaning heavily on the wall, wincing as she discovered herself barefoot and then she remembered, it had been well after midnight and the party had only gotten wilder, everyone full of sumptuous treats, and fabulous drinks, were now getting their second wind. Mindi fuzzily remembered seeing Kezia, chatting with Molly, Kimmer and a few of her other friends before she danced a wild Spanish number (on a dare, 'ha! that'll teach 'em to challenge me when I'm drunk' she thought bemusedly), during which she had broken one of her heels and in a moment of careless abandon simply pulled off her shoes all together to go diving back into the whirling mass of bodies all dancing and swaying with the pulsing beat of the music and crooning along with the requests played by Teresa. 'Man that girl is good!' she thought filing it away in her memory under 'if I ever need a DJ'...
Then she remembered the drink... the fatal concoction that had done her in... Having already drunk a few glasses of Chilled Ribena (spiked with a little Absolut) she was happily buzzed and not thinking clearly which lead her to try the ungodly concoction Miklos set before her with a grin and a whispered "try it... you'll like it..."
"Yeah Right" she muttered darkly as she began to stagger out toward the main room.
"Raven Zinfandel my...." her thoughts halted abruptly as she Molly and Kayia... they were discussing something..... she groaned as she saw Miklos grin in her direction...
"Ah! so the Lady Raven decides to join the world of the living after all" he said with a smile "Drop Dead Miklos" she snarled in his general direction before saying "Next time I stick to straight shots of Goldshlauger.... no more fancy concoctions Miklos-" she said holding up her hand in warning "I've got he worst headache of my life, feel terrible AND I've lost my shoes!" she finished with a plaintive wail. "Those were brand new! I bought them just for this party!" she moaned Miklos grinned "Perhaps these are the 'glass slippers' in question Bella?" he asked holding up her shoes by their ribbons, freshly repaired... Mindi blinked "My shoes-" she whispered "But how? they had a broken heel after that Spanish dancing fiasco-" he smiled "Mademoiselle Jeanette thought you would be most distressed over them so I had them repaired after you fell *asleep*" he answered with a grin "And after I had escorted you to your room-" she blinked again... "I'm sorry Miklos- I guess I made a fool of myself huh?" she sighed, sitting at the bar, her head in her hands looking positively miserable "No! of course not!" he exclaimed "Bella, that's what these parties are all about! Having a good time! Which you did non?" "Oui! Certainment!" she said with a sigh even in her condition easily switching to French without a thought. Miklos reached behind the bar and mixed her a drink, "oh no Miklos, not again!" she began but he shushed her saying "An old cure for headaches and hangovers... nothing bad I promise you, now drink up-" she stared at him but then muttering "what the hell?" she knocked it back in 2 gulps. making a face at the taste- "now-" he began before she could start complaining, "Why don't you go take a nice long hot shower, get cleaned up and I'll send your dress out to the dry cleaners. I think Molly and Kayia are planning something, why don't you go freshen up while I try and find out what it's all about non?" She grinned "Miklos, you really are the best...." she paused, "How do I ever repay you?" he grinned "Be happy Bella, be Stylish, be Fashionable and most of all be Yourself, have fun! now go... hurry up, trust me you do NOT want Jeanette to see you like that!" She grinned before racing off to her room to shower and change....
(1/2 hour later)
Mindi emerged from her room looking completely different. Long raven locks were pulled into a tight French braid, white streak plaited in. Dressed in black leather trousers, small heeled lace-up boots of black suede and a flowing silk poets blouse of amethyst she looked much better.... Flashing Miklos a smile and a silent "Thank You" she headed over to Molly and Kayia to find out just what they were planning....