Sometime after Lilly's spectacularly successful go at Supervillain for a Day...
It had been peaceful. So peaceful. The sort of peace that a bookstore with a cute little cafe was meant to have.
Then a swamp monster slammed open the door.
No wait, that was no swamp monster. That was Negaduck. So just a regular monster then.
A swamp monster would have been an improvement.
Most of the marshweed trailed off his person as he stepped inside, and much of the muck and grime had dried, but the damage done to his usually pristine costume - and his mood - was obvious.
The news stations would be abuzz with explanations. An impossible escape from a prison transfer vehicle. A supervillain simply dropping out of custody sometime while crossing one of the westbound bridges.
All that mattered for Lilly, however, would be the living, breathing reminder taking a seat at one of her little tables that nobody, nowhere, ever, found it easy to be rid of Negaduck.