The morning is early and serene as usual as the sun slowly rose to warm the Earth. For some, it was time to work. For others, it was time to play. Above all, the Neko-jin looked forward to a ball, a celebration for the Queen's birthday. She merely wanted a reason for her people to have a party; a reason to dance, and to sing. Any reason she could find to fill her castle with music, smiling, beautiful people and good food was taken at the given opportunity. These people needed as many memories, as much happiness as possible. The tragedies of lost loved ones, of trauma, of scars... She was determined to heal all of these wounds as long as she still breathed. It was her soul purpose, aside from serving under her lifelong partner, her husband, her King. Like every morning, Candace woke with the sun and the birds. She lay in bed, her eyes adjusting to the welcoming sunlight that was spilling through their bedroom windows. Curtains shielded them from any intense brightness, but the room still lit up beautifully, as it always did during summertime. The chirping of feathered friends perked her ears, the song of the critters beckoning her to a window. She silently left the side of her King, after planting a kiss to his temple, to seek out the birds. Candy wore nothing but a silky gown as her bare feet tiptoed to the nearest window, a hand moving the curtain aside so she could slip behind it. As expected, a small group of bluebirds were perched on the sill, greeting her with their adorable tweeting. Birds were common prey for Candy's species, but she wasn't much of a hunter. She actually had a valuable bond with nature, especially the animals. An index finger delicately stroked the feathers of a one of the birds, the others hopping around excitedly while they awaited their turn to be petted. She couldn't help but giggle at the sight... Both arms rested on the windowsill when she finished giving each bird some affection, her eyes following them as they flitted through the air in front of her. She was humming gently as she stood, closing her eyes while her skin warmed up under the kiss of the sunshine. Below, there were others who were awake, mainly males departing from their homes to tend to their jobs. She wasn't expecting any activity beyond that, since it was still fairly early. It would most definitely be active all through the night, though. It was her birthday, after all.