Adrianna sat at her dressing table attempting to get ready for the Halloween party her work was sponsoring. “Mirror, mirror, on the wall… It’s useless!” she exclaims throwing down her eyeliner on the table. “I’ll never be beautiful!”
The man’s face appeared in the mirror with a look of disapproval. “But you are beautiful, my dear.”
“No, I’m not. Look at me; I’m starting to get wrinkles. And there are age spots. And then there is my gray hair.”
“You are gorgeous,” he responded. “You just need to see yourself as others see you.” In the mirror appeared a beautiful woman. The image was similar to that of Adrianna, except that there were no wrinkles, no age spots and the gray hair was actually shimmering. Adrianna smiled. “That’s better,” he said. “Now go to that party and show them what you are made of.”
Adrianna entered the banquet hall where the party was being held. Ahead of her, Julia, the office Bitch, was with her entourage of “yes” girls. Julia was admiring herself in the mirror. “Perfect,” Julia said to her friends.
“Oh, yes, Julia, you look beautiful,” one of them said.
As Adrianna approached, the mirror suddenly shattered in front of Julia, causing her to scream and jump backwards. “What’s wrong, Julia?” Adrianna asked. “Did you cause the mirror to break?” She couldn’t repress the smile on her face. Julia just spun and continued walking down the hall with her entourage firmly in tow.
“You shouldn’t have done that,” Adrianna said, looking down at the shards of broken mirror. Suddenly a mist began to ooze out of the pieces and formed around Adrianna. Her body seemed to be absorbing it as she stared in horror. “What are you doing?” she demanded.
“Justice,” the mirror replied.
She walked into the party. Everyone was dressed in masquerade gowns and tuxedos. Everyone help a masquerade mask, but they rarely held them up to their faces unless they were taking pictures or joking around. She spotted one of her friends and made her way to where he was talking with some other co-workers. As she arrived, they all suddenly stopped talking and just stared at her.
“What is it? What’s wrong?” she asked, concerned that she had gotten something on her dress or something.
“You look amazing, Adrianna,” Dan said, never taking his eyes off of her. Adrianna began blushing, not knowing how to react.
In the corner of the ballroom, Julia was in tears. Her entourage hovered around her. Adrianna could hear them talking. “It’s alright, Julia. It’s just a wrinkle.”
Justice, Adrianna thought to herself and smiled.