Alexy and Ruth were the unchallenged fashion stars of the anniversary celebration, demonstrating their new line of “After Sunset” styles. The elegant clothes featured high collars and ruffs inspired by an earlier century, and were guaranteed to resist rips and tears as well as stains, especially those of a biological nature. Already the line was becoming popular among Goths and similar groups.
And the network gossips were speculating widely about romance between the designing partners. Ruth was wary and a bit offended. Alexy was not. He felt only time would tell – and he had plenty of that.