Kadrias by marielu
"She seemed the very essence of everything an Elite should be. ... She had arranged her hair, as light as her face in gold, so that few strands hung down to her back and the rest formed a gorgeous crown of halos on the top of her head, adorned only slightly less so than the Suzerains with jewels. Several earrings looped through each ear, and a robe of metallic yellow created her shape flawlessly. I could not turn away from her eyes. They seemed to understand all the things my mind wished to scream to my audience, and yet at the same time they puzzled over me, not as a lower being, but as an enigmatic sort of champion."
Day, upon meeting the throne's heir for the first time.