Friends remain with you
Taking breaks is always nice and it's especially great to when one is under stress or needs time to think. Apparently, Hosenka is one of the best places in the world for this because it's also known as the Spa Town, so that about summarizes Hikari's thought process for coming here. She needed to de-stress from all that has been going on, especially her work in Rose Garden. She stayed in that city a little too long for her sanity so going on this vacation was a good choice. The sun was already setting for the day and Hikari looked at the horizon, gazing into the beauty that comes with the sunset. The whole world was painted a fading orange colour, as the moon's playful gaze began to come into sight. It was breathtaking at this time of day, and with Hosenka being where it was, it only enhanced the view from the city. Hikari smiled as she hummed, walking towards a hot spring that was going to open for the night.
The hot spring was busy, as it was a main tourist attraction. People all over Fiore and even residents couldn't get enough of the natural hot springs in this area. Hikari looked at the curtains in front of her and looked at how they were labeled. Men's, Women's, and... Mixed? Hikari looked at the sign for the mixed bath, wondering why that this would be a thing here. Surely, it had to be fake right? Hikari was going to take a step in, before immediately deciding that it wasn't really worth it. She loves to tease people so, the reactions she could get out of people in the mixed bath would be great, but she can't really handle being teased back and going in a place like that, you become fair game for everyone to tease back. Hikari sighs, as she walks over a couple of steps and enters the women's bath. It was surprisingly empty in there, no other women going into the bath, perhaps they went into the mixed bath with someone they know and... Hikari's imagination was let loose for a moment and a red blush coated her face. At this point, it was hard to tell if the steam was from the hot spring or her thoughts.
The hot spring was nice. Like scarily nice, it felt as if she could melt into the water the minute she set her first foot into it. She sighed with relief as she washed her body, and then stepped into the refreshing water of the bath. She would have fallen asleep, but a little girl entered the bath with her mother, with the little girl jumping in. Normally, she'd be irritated by the little girl, but she was feeling a little happier at the moment. She smiled as she got out of the bath and changed out into a robe that was provided for her. It was comfy and warm like the bath so it was like she never left. They even provided a complimentary drink of milk. Hikari smiled as she opened the bottle of milk and drank it, the cool drink running down her throat. She shuddered as she finished it. She now understands why that this area is such a great tourist attraction. They take advantage of what they have and they use it well. Hikari wanders to the middle of town, the streets even more alive at night with the amount of people in the area.
She sits on a bench and looks at all the passerby, seeing a group of girls headed into a club, seemingly already to support one another when they get in there. Hikari smiles at them as they head into the club. When would she be able to find friends like those ones? It's hard to make time for other mages as when most of them aren't doing anything, they'd rather be on a job instead of meeting people. She sighs as she looks up at the full moon, reflecting off the fountain's water. The centre of town is still teeming with life and it is a little far from quiet. Hikari begins to sing softly to herself, knowing her voice would be hard to hear under the ambiance of the town. It was a simple song, just a lullaby her mother taught her. She sings it when she wants to distract herself from thinking too much, but the song makes her zone out a little, not really paying attention to who or what is around her. She closes her eyes, as she sings the words.