Happy New Year everyone!!
*wonders why no one replied* *realizes why their mouths are hanging open*
Oh! Right! SURPRISE!!! The Masquerade finale is HERE!! 😀
I had really wanted to post this on Christmas as a present to all of you, but the weather wasn’t good for taking pictures on the only days I had available… So I decided to make it for New Years! 😀 I spent over 5 hours just prepping the dolls, setting up, and taking pictures. O_O
Okay, okay, I know you’re all excited, but let me just say thank you all so much for your patience and for loving this series so much!! I can’t tell you how much that means to me <3
Now, without further ramblings, let the show commence! (but just in case you need a refresher, here’s the last part 😉 )
Soon after Jeremiah’s death, Edmund found Frederic and placed him deep in the dungeon where he would spend the remainder of his days. Having Frederic so nearby did make me a little uneasy, but I could hardly worry about such things for I was busy making preparations for the biggest day of my life – marrying the man I truly love.
The music began to play, cuing my entrance. Right when I saw Edmund, I felt tears pricking at the corners of my eyes. Not tears of sadness, but of joy. He looked so incredibly handsome in his suit and smiling broadly at me as he, too, was seeing me for the first time.
Looking into his eyes, I just knew that we were thinking the same thing…
We had come so far and now here we were – about to pledge our hearts to each other for eternity.
My mother watched with a tender heart and tears trickled down her cheeks. I knew this must be an especially meaningful time for her – to at last see her daughter marrying the man she loves.
When I reached Edmund, we both paused, taking in the special moment, each smiling so big our cheeks hurt.
And we faced the pastor, ready to say our vows and be joined as one.
I didn’t once take my eyes off of Edmund – not even to look at the ring. I would have been perfectly satisfied without a ring because I was receiving the most precious gem of all – the heart of the one I love.
“I present to you, your Prince and Princess.”
Edmund and I danced to a song that we both had loved when we were younger and for those few minutes, I felt as though I had traveled back in time, dancing with my beau to an enchanting song as he promised me that one day, he would marry me…
And we would be happier than we could ever comprehend…
Even if we had to live in a stable.
The ceremony went by so quickly and before I knew it, it was time to cut the cake.
“And we walked away together as husband and wife. From that moment on, we would never be separated.”
“And that’s the end of our story…”
“Not quite, Mama, because then you had me!” My daughter said with a gleeful expression.
“That’s right, sweetie. And soon you’ll have a baby brother,” I said with a smile.
“Oh, I can’t wait for him to come out!” Elsie cried as she held onto my belly.
“Or her; it could be a girl, you know,” Edmund said with twinkling eyes. “I’ve been wondering where you were all afternoon. It’s getting late.”
“I was just telling her our story,” I said and motioned for her to run along.
Edmund came up to me and smiled. “We have created a perfect life together, haven’t we?” He asked.
“Yes, we have,” I agreed.
“And soon it will get even better,” Edmund said, placing his hands on my belly. I looked into his eyes as he felt our unborn child moving inside me and my heart was warmed by the pure joy and love behind his eyes.
“I love you, Edmund,” I said. He looked into my eyes tenderly and replied, “I love you, Liesel.”
As we headed back inside, I watched our beautiful little girl skipping through the garden, I felt my baby moving within me, and I felt the love my husband had for me in the gentle touch of his hand. Though my life started out with a rocky beginning, things turned out alright. And I knew without a doubt that we would all live happily ever after – till the end of our days…
P.S. This part made my mom cry! XD
EEP! *flails* That was AMAZING, Jaclynn! AHH!!! I am literally holding back my squeals…EEP!
AWW! Thank you SO much, Grace!! 😀
Yay! Aw, that was so sweet. Willa is adorable!
Thanks so much, Miri! 😀
I SHIP LEISMUND SO HARD.
They are so adorable together & this was SUCH an amazing series.
Awww, thank you, Rutvi! <3
P.S. I SHIP THEM TOO! XD
… And then Frederic escaped from prison and murdered them all for his revenge! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!
Just kidding. XD
Seriously, though – that was AMAZING! Like, I died when I read the title and then quickly came alive again to I could read the entire thing! Then I died again. XD I totally didn’t see the end coming with their daughter Elsie! And I was SO surprised at the lines, “And soon you’ll have a baby brother,” – you did such an incredible job making her look pregnant! LOL! This. was. SO. AWESOME. And sweet!”… even if we had to live in a stable.” AWWW! That was PERFECT! 😀
I literally can’t tell you how much I seriously love all of your phenomenal photostories! By the way, just curious – are you going to make a season 2? Totally no pressure or anything, I’m just wondering if you have any plans to continue Masquerade further.
Once again, this was INCREDIBLE! You are such an extraordinary writer! Ooh, which reminds me, I’m going to check out Little Miss Fluffet soon! I can’t wait to read anything else by you!
LOLOL! Oh my gosh, that seriously cracked me up!! XD And so funny, too cause I was thinking of having Frederic show up and kill Edmund, but… Naaahhhh…. XD
AWWW!!! MADI!!! You kill me with your sweet comments!! Thank you so, so much! <3
I kinda thought about it, but I think I’m just going to leave Masquerade as a stand alone story 🙂
Again, thank you so much, Madi! 😀
Awe this was so good!!! Sad It’s over though…
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Thank you so much, Reya!! 😀
And a Happy New Year to you, too! 🙂
I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
YAAAY!! Thanks so much, Olive!! 😀
This part made me cry too, it’s so perfect!!! ???
AWW! Thank you, Izzy! 😀
awwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s sooooo cute <3
Thanks so much!! 😀
THAT WAS SO AMAZING!!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I Love it!!!!!!!! Sequel! Sequel! Sequel! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
LOL! Awe, thank you!! 😀 I think this is going to remain a stand alone story, though – sorry! 😉
YAY! FINALLY! I loved this series so much! You did a great job on it.
Awe, thank you so much, Mya! 🙂
AHHH this was so good!!! And I knew the second you got Willa that she was going to be their daughter! You did such a great job on this series!!
Thank you SO much, Shannon!! 😀 And you’re very smart 😉
Awww! Great wrap up, I love how it was a flashback. Willa is perfect for the daughter role, aghh her hair is too cute!! Hope more photostories are on their way, you make such creative and captivating stories.
Are you going to make a What I got for Christmas?! I’d love to see! My parentssurprised me by getting the Canon T5i and two lenses, it’s a birthday/Christmas gift because it costs too much for just one. It’s been so fun using a DSLR! I got some accessories like a camera case and quality tripod myseld and need to put those to use as well. ? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Awwww! Thanks so much, Amelia! 😀 I do plan on doing more photostories this year, so stay tuned! 😉
AHA! Thank you for the reminder! XD Yes, I do plan on posting a haul soon, but it will be posted on LMF 🙂
OH MY GOODNESS!! That is so awesome, Amelia!! You must be having so much fun with that! 🙂
Same to you! 🙂
Yayyy! Your photostories are so detailed and creative, I’ll be looking out for them! Ohhh I just noticed how pregnant she actually looks — HAHAHA SO PERFECT! Again, detailed!
LOL! Awe, thanks so much, Amelia! 😀 I always have fun adding details like that 🙂
Ohmygoodness! This was adorable! I love Elsie as Liesel’s daughter! She’s so cute!! I just loved this photo story! Well done! I hope you have a Happy New Year! 🙂
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Thank you so very much, Ginnie! 😀
That was great, Jaclynn! 🙂 You worked really hard on this photostory and it definitely paid off! 😀 I especially loved the ending. Amazing work!!
Awww! Thanks so much, Clara! You’re so sweet 🙂
YAY! XD Thank you!
I had decided to see if you had posted anything new, and was thinking, “she never finished Masquerade…” and then there it was! XD
Awww, what a wonderful ending! I love how you made it to be her telling her daughter the story – Willa makes a perfect daughter for her!
Oh, that is so neat! Thank you so much, Gracie! 😀
Oh my goodness – beautiful!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Thank you for such a lovely finale! I love that the whole series was Liesel telling her life story to her daughter. It was the perfect ending. Bravo!!!
Thank you SOO much, Lizzy! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 😀
Wow! You are so amazing! Great story!!! And finish….. wow that almost made me cry!!
Awww! Thank you, Chloe! 😀
When I saw this I screamed! Of course my sis looked at me like I was a nut but this is literally the best doll photostroy I EVER read! Great Finale!
Aww! That is a huge compliment! Thank you SO much! 😀
YOU HAVE BEEN NOMINATED!
by the way the finale was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much, Lucky! 😀
*squeals* wow Jaclynn this was sooo good! Thank you for all the efforts you put into your photostories for us!! I like how you had it be the mother telling the story to her daughter…oh my gosh it was just so good (I dont even know what to say) lol!. 🙂
Awwww! Thank YOU, Katie – for your sweet words and loving my stories so much! 🙂
I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award! You can check it out here:
Oh, thanks, Gracie! 🙂
Oh! hehe, looks like you were nominated twice! 🙂
AWWWWWW! Sweet and beautiful! Thank you for a lovely story!
Thank YOU! 😀