The significant other sharing this delight, Lucy, gracefully swept the perimeters of the expanse in a dazzling shell-pink gown, greeting the arrival of new guests who congratulated her on her engagement, offering polite conversation to her betters and laughing away with friends. The adoring eyes of her fiancé never left her face, which flushed with good humour and liveliness. His attentive gaze followed her every footstep, the ever-changing shape of her plump lustrous lips, and every single movement of her limbs. All he could think to himself was that he would never meet or even see anyone so beautiful – and not just traditionally beautiful, but beautiful through her heart and through her soul. She glowed brighter than any star in the sky, than any woman in the world.