It wasn't often that Shen got out, usually, at least. Back home it had been the same thing, of course. He wasn't really one for randomly deciding to pursue some activity that involved the outdoors by himself, preferring to instead busy himself with the lacrima net or video games when he had time, which, lately, it seemed he would have. He was, after all, not even a full-fledged Rune Knight as of yet, which, in honesty, was something the young man knew was the best option. The recruit had happily taken part in any training course the Rune Knights had to offer, beginning to understand how to use his own magical power, though, at current, he was still very much, in effect, useless. Shen had no practical abilities that would or could be of any use to his current employer, he recognized that fact, and as such had very much accepted the fact that front line combat or investigations were a caliber or two too heavy for him. He was content with remaining a recruit, as long as he had some kind of job to keep him busy, organizing files and other menial tasks of the same sort filling that role.
Regardless of that fact, though, Shen had today found himself in Rose Garden to attend an event, the exact specifications of which he wasn't even quite sure of. He'd skimmed the advertisement, but had decided that it would be good enough of an excuse to lave the HQ for a day. Not that he wanted to go out and all, but ever since he'd joined the Rune Knights there had been a shadow that loomed over him and his new job, that particular shadow, which filled him with a sense of dread and discomfort even by thinking about it in passing, carrying the name Lilith. Why she had followed him or how she had found him were both still facts that very much escaped him, though the young Rune Knight recruit was convinced that she had done so with the explicit intent to keep up her relentless torture and bullying. It would seem as though he was fated to endure her for the rest of his life, which, now that he thought about it, might not last for much longer anyway. He'd almost gotten himself killed twice ever since joining a guild, something that, along with the presence of his sister, seriously made him reconsider his life choices.
Still, at least he would get a day. A day without her, a day where he could relax, attend a wedding, maybe eat some cake and breathe without her scheming how to make him miserable once again. At least somewhat hopeful, Shen rounded a corner, walking down a gravelled path to what appeared like a large courtyard, encircled to all sides by buildings, some more office-like, others appearing like larger halls. He assumed that this would be where the weddings were held. Without thinking about it much more, Shen approached the first person that appeared unoccupied enough to help him out, hoping he would be lucky and catch an employee of the company that organized this event. "Hey, I'm here for the wedding", he raised a hand in greeting, a somewhat sheepish and nervous smile on his lips, though his tone, with a little more confidence than usual, appeared calmer, steadier. "Can you help me out with that?"
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