Catherine gazed into the mirror and turned her face this way and that and gave her refeclection a small sweet smile. No longer did her face show that of a child, and her body had changed, almost seemingly overnight in her eyes. She had grown taller and her hips had gotten the shape of that of a women and she had full high breasts. Turning her attention to the candle resting on the table next to the mirror she saw from the notches that it was time. Rising she ran her hands down the front of her dress, smoothing out the fabric. It was a lovely dress of white with a light gauze laying over it. The gauze had been crafted as if by magic for the gauze simmered many different colors and had a design of butterflies and flowers. The dress hugged her upper half perfectly and flowed in rivers of silk. She grabbed a cloak and wrapped it about her for she knew that it was going to be cold until she made it to the ball. Once she made sure all was quite and the door was locked, She knelt down before a panel in the wall and trace the well known pattern in wood so the magic door would open. She always watched in amazement as the door glowed and opened into the other world. Slipping inside she walked down the path that led to the lake, it was snowing gently. Once at the lakeside she slipped into a boat. The boat gently slide through the water and slipped on shore. There she was met by her old friend Raisa who quickly wove white flowers into her locks and took her cloak. Music could be heard and it was a lively tune. "Hurry or you will miss the opening dance!" Quickly she went into the fairy circle. Light shown from lanterns that look like flowers hovering in the air and many creatures danced about the circle. Quickly Katherine joined in the dancing and she twirled and wove through the dances quickly getting a sheen of sweat that lightly covered her chest and making her cheeks a rosy hue. She laughed and danced with many partners but soon grew tired and had to take a rest and so she went to the sidelines and set on tree root just beside the dark forest.