Being in a guild, without a doubt, is a lot of work. There are jobs to take care of, places to clean, magic to train, and a bevy of rules to follow. It was because of that immense amount of work that a day like this where Illya could simply have a day off was something of a blessing. She could spend her time outside, taking in Magnolia's warm sea breezes and the friendly atmosphere of some other festival. As per usual, she was asked to join in a concert that night, but Illya was unsure if she would. It would be the first festival since she joined Fairy Tail, and a part of her wanted to simply rest and relax for once. After all, with the recent completion of a few jobs, she actually had extra money for once to purchase something. She browsed amongst the stalls, looking for something to buy. She was thinking that her current attire, while cute, could use an upgrade, so she went about searching for any stalls that would sell clothes. While it should not have come as a surprise, Illya was nonetheless disappointed by the lack of cute clothes the various shops had to offer. Any festival-unique stall only sold Fairy Tail-related merchandise. Of course, she would all the same mull over the purchase before taking a disappointed look towards her thin wallet and shrugging off most purchases. Even with her desire to save funds for a new instrument, she could not help buying some of the goods the stalls had for sale.
"Arcadia has her own chibi keychains?!" Illya squealed upon seeing an entire stall filled with similar keychains. Mura, Arcadia, Ghost, and a bunch of unfamiliar faces had some. She was shocked to even see one of herself. "Although, mine doesn't exactly look too great..." she mumbled quietly.
"It's nothing personal, Miss Pegasus!" the stall's owner apologized. "It's just that you're new to the guild and the manufacturers haven't exactly gotten a good model of you yet. Out of apologies, take one of the others for free. I heard you talking about the Arcadia one! Real popular, that Arcadia."
Illya smiled, gratefully accepting the offer. She hooked the keychain around her headphones, singing quietly to herself. It was certainly exciting to finally be a part of a festival without having to worry about a performance at night and while knowing some of the people the merchandise showed in person. Only time could tell how much better this day could get.