Standing in her room examining the dresses hanging in her wardrobe, just a normal one, she didn't much like those large walk in closets, despite their useful size Angeline only expected to see something crawl out of it. That may be a ridiculous superstition judging by what she was, but that was also the reason she knew such thoughts could very well come true. Luckily her house was safe. Not many creatures risked entering this home without reason, the family living there frightened of lesser creatures with number solely, of course she used the word family in the lightest sense of the word, as only two were actually related. Finally deciding on a light maroon dress with as little frills as possible, and also with the smallest hat, it had tight, wrinkled sleeves on the jacket bodice while the overskirt was caught up slightly on the sides showing the creamy beige underskirt. Angeline skipped the corset entirely, she hated the feeling of it like she couldn't breath, besides she wasn't looking for a husband so she had no one to impress. “Are you done?” Katherine called from downstairs, probably already done as always, Angeline sighed and pulled part of her long hair up in a bun on her head and covered it with the hat before emerging meeting her bubbly red headed stepsister Claire on the way. “Come now Angie,” she said as she noticed the expression on Angeline's face. “It's not the end of the world.” Angeline frowned over the nickname but she had tried and failed for years to get Claire to stop using it and now she was almost used to it. Of all the people in the house Angeline felt that she and Claire was closest in terms of personality, Katherine was very strict and proper and Lucy while kind was not as easy going as her brother Lucian. “Perhaps not but it feels like it,” she answered as they reached the bottom floor. Angeline ignored Katherine's sharp glance at her long hair hanging loose, this too was a normal thing that happened every time they went out and it had become like a custom. “Lucian and Lucy has already left,” Katherine said as she ushered the other two women out the door. “We get the second carriage.” A decorated carriage drawn by two elegant bay horses stood waiting outside the house prepared to take the three to the party. After surviving a few hours of small talk, gossip and dancing Angeline was sick and tired of it, the air was heavy with perfume and she was getting tired of behaving like a proper lady. With some excuses of feeling out of sorts she left a bit early declining the carriage and headed on foot back home, it gave her the chance to head through the park, a chance she took as often as she had the time. The small, green park in the middle of the large city was full of life and an air of freedom that was a surprising and welcome break from the stiff and proper city and its people. Angeline walked along its many paths and just enjoyed the calm and tranquillity, after being stuck in an elegant room with several other women for a few hours it was nice to get away from it all. It had been yet another of her step sisters tries to get Angeline more involved with the social events, it had not succeeded this time either. If she herself found something interesting to do Angeline could be very proper and charming at such events but most of the time the parties, balls and gossip hours were just boring. Birds hidden among the branches sang their little melodies and Angeline hummed along, trying to keep in tune with nature's best singers. In her school years she, as all other girls, had learned playing instruments and to sing, and while she had never succeeded greatly in the singing department she often sang when no one was around. She couldn't complain in any way really life could be much worse but complain she did, either silently or openly with her attitude. She felt the first pangs of hunger, the burning throat and itching in her gums, the food and drinks at the party having done nothing for her hunger, it had tasted barely more than nothing, unfortunately the park seemed rather empty where she was.