ah!! certainly, anon. :>
aradia has just returned from Parts Unknown where she was working as an assistant on archaeological digs! she has recently graduated university, you see. she comes to stay with her dear friend sollux captor, who introduces her to his, um, acquaintance, feferi, who turns out to be, y’know, her royal highness princess feferi regina peixes, but aradia doesn’t hold that against her. feferi and aradia hit it off right away and become good friends in no time at all, and feferi gets the idea to take aradia along to this social season’s balls and pass her off as her second cousin, in the name of shenanigans, and that is where we find her at the beginning of our story. there is more, but that would be spoilers.