One night, an actress who was part of a failing theatre group was alone upon the stage. She wasn't very good, but very driven to improve, and so was practicing by herself. Upon hearing a strange noise behind her, she turned to find a strange figure standing there. Her skin was painted in more colours than the world could hold, aside from her starkly white mask. The figure said she had been watching and looking for such a dilligent thing, and her voice was such sweet honey that the actress only noticed she'd stepped into the Painted Lady's world when she saw the thorns close behind her.
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