(open RP, magic allowed, as many people as wanted) I gripped the book tighter to the pain of my corset of my gown. Mother had protested I wear it to the ball, but I ran away like usual. I hated crowded places, where my anxiety would get the best of me. The library was my refuge, which I couldn't deny. After I turned my page, a cough had stirred me. I looked up, my eyes meeting a boys.