Wellington Street

In which we take a stroll down a very strange stretch of road.

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Theater 1 "Vous si Gentil"

I went to the theater to see the play “Vous si Gentil.” The last time the production was put on years ago, the main actress went missing. I had hoped it would help me relax, to decompress. Only before the show I was supposed to see the main actress at a local restaurant, only Dahlia never arrived. When she didn't show I got a sick feeling in my stomach, but I tried to ignore it. I went to go see the production, only to see that the main role was being played by a stand in. I got up to leave, hoping someone at the ticket office would have an explanation. Only they stopped me in the main hall. Turns out Dahlia wasn't missing. She had been found dead in her dressing room, the mirror and her neck broken in several places.

The police were investigating and wanted to talk to me, which makes sense since I was supposed to see her. I offered to come to the station, to tell them what information I knew. But they said it wouldn't be needed. As the conversation continued, I began to become more and more uncomfortable, until the truth dawned on me.

The show was continuing that night even with the murder investigation going on. I was at the very least someone who should be cleared of doubt, requiring more extensive questioning. Most of all, I was the only person they seemed to be talking to. I questioned this, but they simply told me that the details of their investigation wasn't something they couldn't reveal. But all of it was clear to me. A woman was dead in her dressing room, and the police didn't even seem to care.

Shortly after the conversation the police left, and the dressing room and the hall leading up to it was made off limits. I was anxious...unable to calm down. I waited till the production was over, and quietly went around, talking to the people involved about the murdered woman. According to the stand in, her involvement as the main actress was something she was prepared for. In fact, it was something she expected.

In the weeks leading up to the opening night, Dahlia began to show signs of fatigue. She seemed fidgety, and would often be observed flinching at any unexplained noise. On several occasions the stand in went to try and talk to her, only to have her refuse to suggest that something was wrong. When she didn't show up for the production without explanation, most assumed that she had simply stayed home.

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