I loved the contrast of sweet image/wicked prose for this one when I saw it the first time. It comes out very well done in this case. You seem to like this contrast as a trope and it works well.
*wiggles with pleasure* Thank you Mistress! I think it's because I like the softer images--something about the unseen being more powerful than the seen, (long dresses, good horror films, etc.) and terrible situations for sissies to be in.