Cassiopeia watches the light show. She’d been dreading this moment—the moment the monster would make an appearance. Or, worse, the moment Lux would show her as she used to be, and not as she is now.
But there on the ceiling is Cassiopeia, the Serpent’s Embrace. Each scale shines a different color and paints her in prismatic lights. When she sees Lux she smiles and it is not the smile of a monster, it’s the smile of a woman falling in love.