When Schuyler was with Jack, it was like time and space stopped. She didn’t even feel like she was in a room full of crowded, sweaty teenagers. They moved with the same rhythm, their bodies perfectly in tune with each other. Jack expertly kept her body close to his, leaning down to breathe lightly on her neck. It was strange how she could see him so clearly in the dark, when everyone else was a shadowy blur. She closed her eyes, and for a moment, she saw the two of them—dressed differently. They were in the same ballroom at the mansion, except it was a hundred years earlier—and she was dressed in a long evening dress with a tight corset bodice and silk petticoats, and he was handsome and debonair in a white tuxedo with tails. The music ceased to be the enchantment of the Muse song and became a gentle waltz.
It was like a dream, but it wasn’t.
“What’s happening?” she asked, looking at him as he twirled her around.
Around them, the ballroom was filled with light and soft music. The tinkling of champagne glasses, the gentle fluttering from the ladies’ fans.
But Jack only smiled.
~Blue Bloods, Melissa de la Cruz