Thank you for prompting me, lovely! This was fun, albeit completely embarrassing to write. I don’t do sexy and saucy. It makes me feel … rude or … as if I’m trying too hard to be a grown up, but I hope you enjoyed this even the slightest bit, dear!
A SHARP DRESSED MAN
Clean shirt, new shoes
and I don’t know where I am going to.
Silk suit, black tie,
I don’t need a reason why.
It was the suit. It had to be the suit.
They were supposed to lay low during the party. The key word of the mission tonight was undercover.
Artemis wasn’t sure if her boyfriend was doing a very good job so far.
As per Wally’s request, Batman had dispatched the team on a specific, quiet mission that night. It was Queen Perdita’s thirteenth birthday and the royal court was throwing her a ball in a large five-star hotel in Paris called La Renaissance. An actual ball, complete with fancy dresses, expensive and exotic cuisine, and glamorous guests. Wally had been specially invited to attend as Kid Flash but Batman had taken the opportunity to send him and the rest of the team in as undercover security guards posing as special guests instead.
Ever since Wally had saved Princess-now-Queen Perdita from her ruthless uncle, the two had kept contact and had become fast friends. She was like the little sister Wally hadn’t realised he’d always wanted and he’d come to care for her a lot – enough that he had revealed his secret identity to her some time ago.
When he showed up at the hotel with the rest of the team an hour and a half before the ball, Perdita had spotted him immediately and ran to give him a tight hug, which he willingly returned. Kaldur assigned Wally to stay close to the queen at all times and dispersed the rest of the team to their designated locations. M’gann and Rob were in charge of maintaining the second floor of the ballroom, occasionally making sweeps of the floor to make sure things were alright. Conner and Raquel were to hold the fort just outside the hotel in case any quick warnings needed to be radioed in and Artemis, Zatanna and Kaldur would take the first floor.
It had been two hours into the party and all was well, the only problems being a rather drunk aunt making something of a commotion near the fountain on the first floor.