-Capital Crocus, mid-afternoon-
Victoria was amused when she saw the job notice on Sabertooth's board. It was a call for a housesitter to house-sit for a celebrity violinist in Capital Crocus. The brunette would be glad to take an easy job. Her emotions were still running high from the other day and she needed something simple to ease her back into the swing of things. Even though it was an easy job, Victoria would still take it seriously because she had promised Ryo that she would give her all for the guild.
Wearing a blue t-shirt and black skirt with white tennis shoes, Victoria knocked on the door and was greeted by a bald butler in an immaculate black three-piece suit.
"You must be Miss Sheridan, the mage from Sabertooth." He said to her.
"Yes. I have the job notice with me." She said while showing her guild tattoo to the man. He nodded and read over the job notice. He stepped aside and ushered her in. Victoria found herself standing in a foyer with framed concert posters lining the walls.
"Welcome, Miss Sheridan. I am Marina Renault. You may have heard of me." An aqua-haired young woman in an elegant aqua dress greeted her in the foyer. Flanking her were two men in black suits. Something told Victoria that she should keep her distance.
"I'm pleased to meet you, Miss Renault. I'm afraid that I haven't heard of you." Victoria replied to her.
"I have only risen to prominence in the last few weeks, so it is understandable if you have not heard of me." She explained. She then spoke again.
"I have read about some of your past jobs, Miss Sheridan. I read that in Rose Garden you took down a heavily armed black market syndicate that had been giving the police a lot of trouble. I also read that you rescued a pair of merchants from Silent Cemetery. Those are brave deeds." Marina complimented Victoria one two of the latter's past successes.
"I am not expecting any threats of that caliber, so you should have no trouble tonight. Simply keep my home safe and you will be rewarded. Should you succeed, I may have more work for you in the future." Marina said to her. One of the guard looked at his watch and whispered to her. Marina whispered back in acknowledgement.
"I must go, Miss Sheridan. I will be back around midnight." The violinist said to her before leaving. She took hold of a violin case brought to her by the butler and swiftly exited through a back door. Victoria was on the clock now. If what Marina said was true, this was going to be easy money.
- Marina Renault:
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[Total Word Count: 452/1,500]