Enola and Anguis had very different childhoods when it came to school. While Enola was somewhat ostracized – particularly by the Pisa children – Anguis was the center of everyone’s attention. Whereas Enola had a great aptitude for magic, Anguis had nearly none and was almost kicked out of the school on multiple occasions for having horrendous grades. The opposition between the two was fierce and there was still resentment between them over the perks of each other’s experience while going through school. The ultimate point, however, is that Enola had a lot of sympathy for those who had trouble getting along with other children during school. Perhaps that was why she was more enthusiastic after reading a certain piece of paper than Anguis.
That morning, as the two arrived at the Lamia Scale guild hall, they checked the job board after having some freshly-brewed tea (they always had to bring their own since their own supplies since the Lamia Scale guild hall lacked running water). One job in particular really caught Enola’s attention: a little boy was apparently being bullied and needed someone to help stop the bullying for good. The first thought to pop up in the maids mind was that some simple adult intervention would do the trick whereas Anguis automatically assumed they would be knocking the little brat senseless; after all, a hundred Jewels wasn’t really worth resisting the chance to beat up some kid in Anguis’ eyes, even if she was one of the greediest people on earth. Enola wasn’t certain to dispel that illusion by making it abundantly clear that no children were to be harmed.
The lamia expressed her endless amount of dissatisfaction, they finished their tea, and headed off to the Hargeon Town train station. It seemed strange, taking a train to do little more than see a kid about a bullying problem, but stranger things had happened on their adventures. They hopped off the train as dignified as they could, though it was difficult to look dignified when your job dealt with stopping some young kid’s bully. They navigated through Magnolia Town, a feat of its own considering the streets were always crowded and live with activity (the source of which came the town’s constant festivals, similar to the one that took place when Enola had met Gil). Eventually, after much work, they managed to find the house mentioned in the job description. It was a rather nice house, clearly well kept by the owner.
The maid knocked on the door and whistled casually as if a maid and lamia showing up at the door to deal with a bully was a completely normal and regular thing. Thankfully, only the boy rather than his mother or father answered the door. The boy – Parker Armstrong – welcomed them inside eagerly and offered them sandwiches that he had prepared in advance. The nervous boy explained his problem and told them about Tristan, the bully who picked on Parker almost every day of his life. In all honesty, the boy made it seem worse than it likely was. Regardless, Enola and Anguis had a job to do.
They took in all the details, trying to skip past all the useless fluff about the bullying itself and such. They learned that Tristan cornered Parker every day during Parker’s walk home after school. The plan quickly evolved into following Parker after school, wait for Tristan to pop out, and then Anguis and Enola would show him what’s what, hopefully with a nice peaceful talk rather than physical violence as the desperate lamia had hoped to solve this silly dilemma. Later that day, the duo waited until Parker got out of school.
They met up with him and followed him along his usually walk toward home. It seemed uneventful for the most part, or the bully was just late. Right before they reached his house, the bully jumped out and attempted to sucker punch poor, defenseless Parker. Enola, the far speedier of the group, stepped forward and caught Tristan’s fist. She then set herself into “mother mode” and instantly began scolding the little boy like he was her own. The whole scene was hilarious to other children who passed, no doubt thinking how “lame” Tristan was for getting in trouble by some older woman who could have been his mother. The bully was obviously mortified and promised not to bully Parker in the slightest from then on before setting off for his own home. Parker, as promised, paid up the Jewels he promised after everything was said and done.