After all, a responsible mother wouldn't leave her child alone in such a vast ballroom. What if the child got lost?
Holden stood up, scanning the surroundings for any parents searching for a child. His attention shifted as he noticed Melon's curious gaze fixated on his mask. He bent down and asked, “What's on your mind?"
The child glanced at the mask on Holden's face, seemingly tempted to touch it. However, he held back, his expression a tad distressed.
“Everyone has one of these masks, and I want one too, but they won't give them to kids."
Holden couldn't help but smile at the child's earnest demeanor. Noting the relative emptiness around them, he removed the mask and offered it to Melon to play with.
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