The Masks We Show (And What They Hide)
Masquerade parties have always been some of Amélie's favorite parties to attend. The masks allowing her to hide who she was, not in a deceptive way, but in a way that allowed her a confidence she had lost. She never really thought much of herself until she became a Hunter, seeking out monsters and putting an end to them. It gave her life some purpose after she was unceremoniously cut from the ballet in the past.
After marrying a vampire, Comte Gérard Lacroix, masquerades became Amélie's favorite kind of party to host. She enjoyed seeing the kinds of people that would show up to them (and the kind of monsters that would arrive, knowing that a masquerade would be the only time they'd be welcomed at any kind of event). Though externally she enjoyed seeing who would show up, internally she was often worried about which party would bring the hunters--wanting to end her and her husband--to her door.
She never suspected that when the hunter did arrive, it wouldn't be because of her or her husband at all.
- Part 1 of The Masks We Show (And What They Hide)