Alex took me down to the dorms and we wormed up. I got dressed and walked down the grand marble stairs to the little living room where Alex sat talking to James. I went and sat beside Alex and he pulled me close. "Good to see you again Katie!" James smiled as he left. I smiled at Alex and then leaned against his chest listening to his calm heart beat. Alex looked down at me, "Do you want to go to the Winter Ball with me?" Alex asked smiling sweetly, the Winter Ball was like a graduation for the seniors. Every senior went border or not. It was really the only time the mixed together. "But I'm not a senior." I said sitting up to look at him, "That doesn't matter, as long as you're with a senior." Alex smiled I smiled back and nodded.
It was Saturday and the snow was thick on the school grounds. Rose wanted to go buy dresses with me for the Winter Ball, "Come on Kate! I'll pay for your dress! It's the least I can do!" Rose said pulling my arm, "No I can't let you do that." I said trying to pull my arm back, Alex then came down the stairs, "What are you two doing?" He asked smiling at me, "Kate won't let me but her dress for the ball!" Rose said acting like a little child I looked at her as if to say 'Don't tell him that!' But it didn't work, Alex pulled out his wallet as he walked over to me and gave me some money, "No I can't take your money!" I said not taking the money, "Kate, I want to pay for your dress." He said putting the money in my hand, I sighed and hugged him, "You big idiot." I said kissing his check then being dragged away by Rose.
We walked around the mall. Going into every shop. Rose had found a dress but I hadn't. We walked past one store and I stopped to look at the dress in the window. It was absolutely beautiful. It was long, pale blue, with snow white on the bottom. Rose smiled at me and dragged me into the store, "Can she try on the dress that's in the window?!" Rose asked excitable, I was so nervous, I had no idea why Rose was so happy and excited for the Ball. The lady handed me the dress and I went to try it on.
"Katie? What's wrong? Can't you get it on? Why are you taking so long?" Rose asked, I opened the door and walked out. Rose's jaw dropped "Katie you look beautiful!!!" She gasped walking around me. I held my arms in front of me and started to go shy as soon as all the women in the store walked over to look at me in this dress. I was so embarrassed it was strapless so it showed the scars on my arms. But nobody seemed to notice them. "Look how beautiful she is." One women said and another said, "She looks like a princess! What's the occasion?" She smiled at me and Rose answered "Her boyfriends taking her to the senior Winter Ball." Rose bragged about me and Alex to all the women at the store as I got changed.
I walked out to pay for the dress. "How much is it?" I asked the lady at the desk, "It's six hundred dollars." She said "I don't have enough." I sighed "Well that's ok thank you for letting me try it on." I said turning to leave, "Honey wait! Do you have another dress in mind?" She asked I shook my head, "Look because you look so beautiful in this dress and you're the only one I've had try it on I'll give you a discount!" She smiled I was so pleased but I felt guilty. "Oh no it's ok I can't let you do that!" I said trying to be polite then Rose came up from behind me and hit me in the back of the head "Take the discount!" She said grabbing her wallet out to pay, "Ouch Rose!" I said not having enough time to stop her from paying for the dress. We spent the rest of the day buying shoes and a suit for James.
When we got back to the school, Alex and James where waiting in the warm living room. I walked in and sat down beside Alex, "Did you have a good day?" Alex asked me I smiled at Rose and then at Alex "She hit me!" I laughter pointing to Rose Alex smiled and the pretended to get up Rose, "How dear you hit the Princess!" And we all laughed the night away.