... taken care of all that. Today is a very special day and we think you are gonna like the things we have prepared for you." She looked still confused with no thought of how this day could be any different from the rest. She thought to herself, 'Could this day be somebody's birthday? How am I so special as to have a prepared day?'
Zidane and Garnet got up and began to leave with Steiner behind them. As she followed, she couldn't help but think how this day had anything to do with her. They turned a corner and walked through the door leading outside to the small castle garden. A great fountain laid in the middle, flowing water on all sides. They turned abruptly towards her and said, "We want you to go to your bedroom and change out of that armor you're wearing and come down to see a sneak-peek at what we have in store for you." At last, an answer to the question she had in her mind. "Yes, I will try not to be long," she said.
Back in her bedroom, she took off her armor suit and stood naked in front of the mirror. A thought crossed her mind of Garnet, standing next to her, holding her close, rubbing their cheeks together. Beatrix pushed that picture back and tried not to think of such a thing. She opened her closet and pulled out a dress that she thought would suit a special day, even though she didn't know such a day existed. After all the preparations ...