Vinny was having a wonderful time at the party. So far she had managed to avoid notice and was thankful some boy had not asked her to dance. No, tonight had to be perfect for Father, Mother had said. Which was just a nice way of telling her to stay in a dark corner all night, and so that was what she was doing.
She had drifted off to the sidelines after introductions had been made and stayed there. At first she thought some boy might come beg a dance, but apparently the news about her last catastrophe had made the rounds already. "Small favors," she couldn't help muttering. Not that that particular event had been her fault at all.
The boy had been an abominable dance partner, and so she had been trying to compensate, but it required all of her attention. Which was why she had not really noticed his wandering hands. It was only when she had looked up and seen him smirk before squeezing her behind that she found out his intentions. Her indignant screech had drawn everyone's attention, fo