) I walked onto the dance floor, hoping not to pop out too much in all my black and blue splendor. I look and meet his eyes. The eyes of my target. He goes to speak, but I am quicker, "I will gladly take this dance.
Portrait of Margaret of Parma. By Anthonis Mor Margaret was the illegitimate daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Johanna Maria van der Gheynst. She was Duchess consort of Florence and a Duchess consort of Parma and Piacenza by marriage.