First and foremost, this contains Atlantis Complex spoilers.
Secondly, I have had this idea since I read the book a few months ago. Well, I had another plot first, but then I wanted to write a prologue of sorts; hence this fic. This will be followed by another story, but this can be read as a one-shot. Enjoy!
Of course he had been coerced into promising. Of course...it was just so typical of her, to make him promise to wear this utterly ridiculous outfit in an effort to appear 'normal', whatever that meant. But what was worse was that he had been forced to wear it out of the house, in public. At least Artemis could console himself with the fact that he wasn't in distinguished company. Far from it, in fact. The noise and bustle within the tawdry mall and especially the people who roamed the crowded lanes were most definitely not his choice of company.
If I hadn't mentioned Holly's birthday... he mused regretfully to himself while he led his two younger brothers