The smile that curls upon the host’s lips won’t be welcoming, but a satisfied sort of smirk as she reaches her goal.
Marie Antoinette, named after the French queen, has always lived in a secluded mansion along with her father. Yet a rare condition drove him mad, and led to a history of abuse and isolation for Marie. Having known music’s fame for healing emotional wounds and alleviating pain, it was precisely what she sought. Yet she was driven more and more into it, finding it somewhat ineffective in small amounts. She’d be singing if she were beaten, cry out notes in the midst of her tears if assaulted, and soon, music became the very air she breathed. Unfortunately, the stray melodies and constant humming had her focus on nothing else in fear of escaping the refuge her notes managed to be.
Once her father was accused and finally arrested, she inherited the mansion and all of his wealth. Yet her composure was as true as her father’s love for her, and she would often delve into books and books regarding musical theories. The Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese all considered music to be what held the universe together, a unifying harmony that augmented Marie Antoinette’s curiosity. She wanted to push those limits, see how true those theories were - she sought to prove the basis of her sanity to be dependable, losing her very sanity along the way.
August 3rd, 1982. A young maiden of only nineteen, Marie threw a grand party, inviting all of the families her father had ever had connections with. Pulling aside the ones she’d talked the most with, she offered them drinks and had them engaged in a fervent conversation before pulling out a gun and taking all of their lives. With the party’s noise, none heard the shot behind the closed doors. Marie Antoinette proceeded with the party, acting perfectly normal until all were gone. The bodies were kept in coffins in her father’s old room, kept away for years, in a way that they were strategically placed along with the instruments she believed could revive them.
Marie then assembled a variety of students whom she believed could properly express and portray the dead guests’ personalities through their own music, after many years of distant observation. She trusted the ancient civilization’s theories, and thought their music could revive the bodies due to a deeper metaphysical connection that only music could bring. If anybody had known, they’d shun her or have her apprehended. And how glad she was that none did, for she was the only one who’d ever attempted such a feat - and the only one who would succeed. Yet the murdered guests won’t be satisfied with their freedom from the claws of death alone - will they seek revenge? Will they seek a new life and wish to leave Marie Antoinette and all of those terrible memories behind?