Cianna’s father had taught her to dance. “Yes,” Cianna fumbled. She wondered what this was all about. No stranger, let alone a royal, had ever paid so much attention to her.
“That’s wonderful,” Polly said. She decided that Cianna would take Mirabel’s place in The Seven Sisters.
Cianna tried to look the princess in the eye even though she was blind.
Polly gasped. “Your eyes are so green. They are the same color as the Borgan Sea! I was just looking at it during lunch.” Polly was delighted. “You are perfect.”
Mia watched all this in amazement. She was still holding the gloves. She spoke up for her friend. “Her name is Cianna,” Mia said, wondering what the princess wanted with her. “She’s blind.”
“You mean she can’t see?” Polly was horrified.
“Right,” said Mia. Cianna could not believe that all this fuss was about her. She just liked how Polly smelled. The princess smelled like horses, chocolate pudding, Unicornia perfume, lavender shampoo, and scented nail polish–all at once.
“Well, I’m sorry you’re blind,” Polly said to Cianna.
“It’s okay,” Cianna said.
“How do you walk around?” the princess asked.
“Very well,” Cianna answered, gripping the cane she rarely used, “better than most people.” Cianna smiled to herself. She often heard the citizens of Flores tripping over their own feet, or stumbling into holes—and they could see!
“I like your spirit,” laughed Polly. “Let’s be friends.”
Cianna could not see Polly’s fancy clothes, her pampered skin, her expensive hairstyle, her diamond earrings or her new boots. She just heard a friendly voice. She’s a girl like me, Cianna thought. “I’d love to be friends,” she agreed.
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