Stiletto ducked into a deserted alley to change in private. She needed a dress idea, but what style should she go with? She needed to wear something that was classy but not too attractive because she wanted to have a relative degree of anonymity in case the attempt on Mr. L'Argesse's life failed and she needed to get away. She stole a look towards the line of people walking into the theater and saw that the women in line wore a variety of colors like black, but there were also women wearing dresses that were white, blue, green, red, and even purple. Seeing that gave Stiletto the idea that she needed.
With her mind made up, Stiletto used the power of the ring to transform the armor into a simple sleeveless blue dress with white high heels and her hair color into dark brown while changing her eye color to brown. Those changes should be an adequate disguise for this job. Straightening her dress, Stiletto waited until no one was looking to saunter out of the alley and onto the main street. She got in line behind a young woman in a "little black dress" and black high heels who was with a young man in a black tuxedo.
Stiletto noted that she only had six minutes until the movie started, but the mage did not panic. She waited her turn in line and bought a ticket to Ascending Royalty
, which would be shown in the largest and most elaborate theater the complex had to offer. Now there were only three minutes to get in her seat before the movie started.
-Inside the movie theater-
Stiletto stepped into the theater and was greeted with an impeccably decorated lobby that had burgundy carpet under her feet. The walls were beige and had movie posters hung in gold frames on the wall. The line to the concession stand was marked by an old-fashioned maze of burgundy rope that customers had to make their way to to get concessions. The concession stand itself had a "retro" style with old-fashioned popcorn machines and beverage dispensers complete with levers that employees had to pull. Stiletto did not have time to admire the decor... she had to get to the theater showing Ascending Royalty
before the opening credits rolled.
She strolled through the lobby and past impeccably dressed ushers in red vests over white long-sleeved shirts and black pants with black dress shoes on the way to Theater 12, where the movie was showing. Stiletto followed the numbers on small rectangular signs hung over the door until she found Theater 12, which was a good distance from the lobby and down the carpeted hall to the right. She grabbed the golden door handle and pulled the thick wooden door open, then stepped inside the theater.
-Inside Theater 12-
Stiletto walked through the hallway lit by tiny dim LED lights and up a short flight of four stairs to reach an open doorway to the left, which opened up to a large three-hundred seat theater with multiple rows of seating. Stiletto looked at her ticket and learned that she was seated in Seat J10, which was on the tenth row of seating out of twelve. She walked up the stairs lit by small dim LED lights on the baseboards and fought her high heels to make it to Seat J10.
Stiletto sat down in the leather seat with reclining controls and adjusted the seat just as the previews started. She had made it to her seat just in time because the preview of some generic cop movie featuring the typical rule-breaking super detective who could fire a six-shot revolver twenty times without reloading, had a level of accuracy that made trained military marksmen look like bumbling amateurs, and had a dry one-liner for every situation. The film's name was Six-Shooter Sleuth
and it looked to be another boring and predictable movie exactly like the ones in its genre were. Its status as cookie-cutter action movie fare was cemented when he shot a moving car in the engine and the vehicle went up in a CGI fireball like it had been hit by a missile. Stiletto sat through the preview to Six-Shooter Sleuth and wondered how anyone could stand sitting through such a generic movie.
- Stiletto's Dress:
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