Promise Ring Intro RewriteThe sky was a thick, miry grey, but still the light that filtered through the heavy clouds was harsh. Evrard shielded his eyes from the glare with the brim of his silken tophat, and fussed over the ruby brooch he had pinned to the lace cravat he wore,waiting for Nicole to join him outside. He turned at the gentle tap of approaching shoes that announced Nicole's departure from the stately manor. Evrard smiled, and tipped back his top hat so he could better view Nicole's sweet blue eyes, then murmured,
"You look lovely."
Nicole tittered respectfully behind his gloved hand.
"You are too kind."
"Shall we?" Evrard offered his hand to assist Nicole down the steps; Nicole nodded, taking Evrard's hand, and a tentative step down the front steps, careful not to tread upon his petticoats. One couldn't tell just by looking, but Nicole-rather, Nikolas- was a young boy of 15, just a year older than his companion. Evrard took m