At the risk of breaking the mood, here’s a bit of author’s commentary-
This part of the story was originally going to include the regular lighting that’s been seen thus far in the restaurant. Bright and coffee and cream browns, y’know?

But, for fun, I decided to try some moodier shading. I gave everything except the windows a shade of a bluish black and used directional lighting/shading to create a tenser atmosphere. I loved the look of it so much that I decided I’d just keep it. I figured it’s not unreasonable that the ladies would kill the lights after closing for the day.