We’ve got another great new piece of art from C_Prime in the FanArt Gallery! It’s Natalie once again, but this time she’s wearing a new dress: a gorgeous 1860s-style ball gown.

I asked C_Prime to make this for me after I was so impressed with his other Natalie fanart. I also came up with a little story to explain how Natalie came to wear such an outfit. Jeannie has co-opted Neil and Rodge into helping her to “acquire” an artifact from a high society collector. She sends in Natalie and Rodge as a distraction at a ball the collector is hosting, which for a reason that Jeannie doesn’t explain, requires that Natalie play the role of Rodge’s fiancĂ©e! Thus, the huge diamond ring on her finger.

Neil is, unsurprisingly, quite perturbed by this predicament, which explains the expression. Rodge, on the other hand, is having a ball off-panel. 🙂