Femslash February - Lydia/Erica - masquerade balls
Lady Lydia Martin is the queen of high society. An invitation to a ball thrown by her is the most sought after ticket in town. Lady Erica Reyes is new in town, a ripple of trouble in the rings Lydia circulates, and she most definitely does not get an invite.
Lydia doesn’t realise who the blonde in the mask with the bright smile and smooth dance moves is, but she kisses Lydia’s hand at the end of the night before she slides away off into the darkness. She’s there again at Lydia’s next masquerade; Lydia only slips the mask off her face after they kiss, and by then it’s too late to care that it’s Lady Erica, a mark on Lydia’s perfect world, because Lydia is already falling.