So, after some thought, she’d packed her gear and took flight across the sea, preferring that to travelling by sea and made her way towards the desert sands of Desierto. She’d never been there before, which would have been enough reason for her to go but the job that she’d chosen sounded so mysterious that the pink haired slayer just had to go. The idea of exploring a mysterious oasis was just too exciting to pass up and the job flyer had made it clear that there would be plenty of beasts for her to tangle with. It all sounded like a good time and she was awfully eager to get started.
Her contact was waiting for her at the country docks and he was soon waving her down from the moment he caught sight of her flying towards him. She was hard to miss at the best of her times and with her enormous pair of wings carrying her, it made it almost impossible. The slayer’s keen sense of sight would easily pick the figure out and she descended without a moment’s thought, landing safely besides the contact and turning her gaze towards them.
“Welcome to Desierto,” the robed figure would say, pulling down their hood to reveal a brunette haired woman with dazzling green eyes, “I am Anna and it is my job to escort you to the oasis which is rather far out in the desert. I hope you brought some sunscreen and a lot of water, my dear mage, as it does get awfully hot around here. I have a vehicle that can get us to where we need to go but it will be quite a long...HEY!”
Cierra had another option and without any warning she placed her hands around the waist of the contact, flapped her wings and took off. “We don’t need a vehicle when I can just fly us there. Just point me in the right direction and I’ll get us where we need to go. My name’s Cierra Huxx and I’ll be your captain for this flight,” she said, giggling like crazy as she easily carried the woman, who felt like nothing in the girl’s strong arms. “I’ve come a long way so I hope that this little adventure of ours will be a fun one.”
“You could have asked me first!” Anna snapped, her cheeks turning slightly pink due to the close contact but seeming to enjoy the sensation of being in the air, “Anyway, I am sure that this job will be more than enough to satiate your wanderlust. I have heard a great deal about you, Miss Huxx although I hope that not everything I have heard is true. You have a tendency for violence that few mages seem to and I trust that you can tell friend from foe. We have a great many researchers and explorers who wish to survey the place but are constantly attacked by the wildlife and natives, with more than a few quite wary of your reputation. Do not cause any more problems for them or you will not be paid.”
“You seem to be forgetting something,” the slayer answered, loosening her grip slightly and causing the woman to shriek and hold on to her tighter, “When you hire me for a job, I’m in charge and will handle things as I see fit. What you’ve heard about me is probably true and I do tend to get a little over excited but have no fear, I’ll complete your little task and get rid of those in the way. Oh! Is that the desert? It’s lovely!”
Sitting before the pair was a sea of sand and with a happy chuckle, the girl would start the long trek across the sands, while Anna would point out various locations and settlements as they flew over them. Cierra had expected the land to be barren but she couldn’t have been more wrong although the fact that most people seemed to scream when she flew over them was a little worrying.
“Why are they acting that way?” She’d ask the woman in her arms after a while, “It’s like they’re scared of me or something. What’s up?”
“Magic is not looked upon too fondly here,” Anna replied, “Some of our beliefs are rather old fashioned and the sultans that rules this land have little tolerance for your kind. The fact that we are even hiring you would no doubt upset them but we had little option. We need someone to do this job properly and a mage such as yourself is best suited for it. Expect a frosty reception as you travel through these lands.”
“Frosty? In a desert? You say some fucking weird things,” Cierra laughed, “I hope that this attitude doesn’t result in them attacking otherwise things are gonna get nasty real fast. I don’t take kindly to being stabbed in the back Anna and if I sense treachery, I’ll kill all of you. Saying that though, I’d rather not as you’re a lovely woman and I was hoping we could maybe…” her hands would start to move up Anna’s body, causing the guide to blush.
“Tch, you are certainly not subtle, are you?” the guide quipped although she was hiding a smile, “Maybe after the job is done you can come back to my place. For now though, let us keep focused on the job.
“I’ll hold you to that,” the pink haired girl giggled as the pair continued across the sands.