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it is a truth universally acknowledged that a supervillain in possession of good taste must be in want of a nemesis (or, meguca Ruby cross drops on Worm)
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Ellie will take her leave, drifting off into the city.

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She'll go exploring, then - in the guise of a totally normal human tourist, at least at first. 

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There's plenty of normal human tourist things to do in a city this size! And if she stays in the downtown-ish region, there's a reasonable chance she can see one of the Protectorate heroes on a meet-and-greet leg of their patrol. If she'd rather find a villain, then she'd probably have to do some abnormal tourist activities.

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Running into a Protectorate hero sounds more interesting, right now. 

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As luck would have it, she does happen across a hero pausing to hand out autographs next to a park.

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Ooo pretty! And from that costume... Looks like this might be Incandesce.

Ruby, being a supervillain of good taste and also a lesbian, will get in line for an autograph. (Unfortunately, this dress only has a bit of cleavage, though it shows off her deltoids and biceps very well... Ruby's never been one to let a little thing like magic imply to her that she can skip hitting the gym, because it's very important to look like she can - literally - pick girls up.)

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Looks like she's about Ruby's age, when she gets to the front of the line.

"Hello there," Incandesce says. "And who should I make this out to?"

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"Ruby," she says. "Just that - though I wouldn't mind if you added something like 'cute girl.'" Flirtatious smile. 

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"That does seem to be a true descriptor."

To a cute girl
called Ruby,
Incandesce

And she'll draw a loopy heart around the whole thing.
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Giggle. "Not as cute as you are, though."

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"Why thank you!" She leans in to whisper conspiratorially. "Though between you and me, I'm going more for 'hot' than 'cute'." She taps demonstratively at her flame visor.

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"Why not both?"

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"Tricky, but maybe I can manage it.," she laughs. "Maybe next time you can give me some advice?" (Ruby's pushing up on the maximum time anyone's talked to Incandesce while she's been signing.)

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She steps aside and lets the next person up. "I'll look forward to it."

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She gets one more smile before Incandesce goes back to the business of public relations.

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She hangs around the shops after that - window shops at first, gets an idea of clothing prices here, what shops are available... If there's any places with maps of the area, or a local attractions/ business directory (even just for tourists). If there's any nice hotels downtown, too; she can stay in a motel if she has to, but she'd rather not. Any restaurants or coffee shops that look like a good place to take a date (or a consultant being paid in coffee and baked goods).

And, also, she keeps an eye on Incandesce out of the corner of her eye, as her window shopping and information gathering - and one spot of actual shopping, she really goes need at least enough clothing to change into tomorrow morning, plus trying out one of the coffee shops - 'coincidentally' keeps her in the same broad area. 

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The hero doesn't seem to notice her, occupied as she is with her other business. Incandesce does a good job of looking like a hero, at least, always friendly and polite, stopping to pass a friendly hello with anyone who seems interested, holding doors, helping kids cross the street, flagging down a taxi for an old lady.

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Once she's no longer tied up with autographs or old ladies needing help, Ruby mosies on over to Incandesce. 

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"Can I help- Oh, it's the cute one. Hi!"

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"And you're the hottest hero." She laughs. "Hi yourself."

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"How's your evening going? No crimes to report, I hope?"

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"None so far! And I've mostly just been shopping," she raises the bag with her new clothing demonstratively, "And trying to figure out where a good hotel is around here."

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"From out of town, huh. Well, you can't go wrong with the Grand."

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"Yeah; I'm from a bit farther south." Light shrug. "And that definitely sounds like a fancy enough hotel."

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"I used to stay there with my family when I was a wee lass. Incandesce-approved!"

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