Eireen was bent over a small stream of water, humming softly to herself as she cleaned the blood off her blade. Actually, such a thing wasn’t necessarily required from her, but it was a nice pastime nonetheless. Seeing as she had just taken out her target, there wasn’t much for the reaper to do. Of course, there was always the chance to go sightseeing in the scenic town of Sakuramori. But, she’d probably end up seeing everything overtime as she kept performing tasks in the area. The thing with interesting stuff is that you’ve got to take your time getting through them. If you just do all the fun stuff all at once, what’ll you be leaving behind for later?! As someone who’s lived far longer than their physical age suggested, Eireen was a champion of this idea. How much self control did you need to clean a bloody sword instead of explore? Well, that only lasted for a bit longer, and then all of a sudden Eireen was all out of ideas. The town was starting to look more and more appealing…
“CHANCE. I’m booorrdeeed. Tell me a joke.” The pink haired mage muttered internally, taking a seat by the stream.
“Huh?” Chance’s voice came out lethargically, “What’d you say?”
Eireen’s eyes narrowed in agitation, “Were you not even paying attention? What are you up to?”
“Filing a report, duh. What else?” The ethereal shot back, his harsh words serving as a contrast to their usual composed manner. Perhaps Eireen had been playing around with him too often, so he abandoned any semblance of respect for her? Probably. Oh well. “Well, what did you want? I don’t have all the time in the world.”
“Um, actually I think that you are in fact immortal and therefore have all the time in the world.”
“Shut up and tell me what you want.”
“Aw, don’t be like that~! Chancceeee~!!” Oh, Chance’s presence was fading. Did he seriously just leave? Eireen sighed, getting to her feet. The exchange with her partner was brief, but filled her with enough energy to pursue a more fruitful endeavor. She was ready to g and be self reliant: to find somewhere nice to nap until she got her next assignment! Yeah, that was a good way to spend her free time! There was actually no need for Eireen to sleep, but she often did so to pass the time.
“Hmm, where’s a good spot?” She murmured to herself, wandering deeper into the autumn forest. And it didn’t take long for something to catch her attention either. Well, it wasn’t a good napping spot like she’d hoped, but instead the noise of caws and clanging metal. It was probably just a punch of mages doing who knows what, but it caught her interest either way. Using a leaf bare tree as cover, she observed a group of two people desperately fending off a vicious murder of crows.
The sword wielder swung at a crow, but it nimbly evaded the attack. “Urgh, there’s no end to them!”
The magic user cast wind shot of sorts that took down one of the birds, but still left a lot of other ones flying around freely. “They’re so hard to hit, and are aiming for out weak points too! But we need to collect the pumpkins for the party!”
“Yeah, that pamphlet from the sky that dropped all over town asked us to help, but we can’t defeat these crows!”
Wait party? Pamphlet all over town? Eireen grinned, she had found a good pastime to keep herself occupied while Chance was reporting the reaping. If the pamphlet dropped “all over town”, that mant she could helpt too, right? Maybe they’d even let her attend if she brought a pumpkin by! As the pair began to retreat back towards Shirotsume, a grin began to form on the woman’s visage. Judging from the direction they were headed towards, the farm with the pumpkins was just east from here! Eireen would be getting plenty of pumpkins, but first she needed to deal with the darn crows.
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