"May I help you?"
She blushed deeply, feeling horribly out of place. "Um, yes. I... I have an invitation to this party, and I had nothing to wear, and Janos told me to come here..."
The seamstress beamed. "Ah, you're the new protege! He told me to be expecting you. Going to the masquerade ball at House L'Arath?"
"I think so, yes."
"Do you like that dress?"
"This?" It's got to be so expensive. I can't afford anything here! "I do, but I don't think -"
"Oh, no - definitely not that color, dear."
The seamstress rummaged through a rack behind her counter; beaming again, she extracted a dress and held it up to Katrina.
Katrina's eyes widened. It was a fairy-tale dress like the other, but lusher, more elaborate... and a beautiful dark green.
"Your House color," the seamstress murmured.
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