It was Saturday, and for once, Artemis did not have a football match in Ruffield.
She sauntered down the most supposedly fashionable street in Ruffield, which had borne the brunt of Kevin's Regeneration in the mid 1980's and now was called the 'Cultural Industries Quarter' which included El-Salaam university, a Green Dome and the unsual Gap etc and the department store, Cole Brothers.
Artemis had high hopes of Cole Brothers.
She had enough lipstick, but she needed mascara, some nice blusher and a tube of foundation.
Would it do?
She pushed open the green and white doors in hopeful anticipation.
Immediately, a strong smell of musk
wafted towards her and Artemis trotted forward thinking...
All she could see was women looking anxious with too much foundation on.
Nervously she approached a counter.
Marlene looked at Artemis.
Artemis looked at Marlene.
'Um, do you have mascara?'
'No!' said Marlene with joy.
'Come and see Doreen'.
Doreen hurried over.
'Oh love, where do you come from?'
'San Paradiso' said Artemis'
'My FAVOURITE PLACE' said Doreen Marlene and co.
Soon, Artemis was surrounded by women.
She was being given free samples of everything.
They hung on her every word.
'And do you have spas there love? like the old baths we have here?
Artemis told them about Laura Mercier. About Stila.
About Saks Fifth Avenue.
She warmed to her theme.
The thing about Laura Mercier is they do cookie flavoured lipstick'
'No!' said Marlene.
Sensation in the lipstick counter at Cole Brothers.