Diana received the greetings of Mr. Wingate and two people she presumed to be Lorelei's sisters. Mr. Wingate bade her a warm greeting and so did Lorelei's sisters. The huntress involuntarily blushed and began to express her gratitude to the Wingates for inviting her to dinner.
"Thank you. Thank you all for extending the invitation to join you for dinner." Diana thanked them for being generous enough to invite her, a total stranger they had only heard about from Lorelei, to eat dinner with them.
"It's no problem... er, Diana, was it?" Mr. Wingate asked Diana. Mr. Wingate was a middle-aged man with black hair and black-rimmed spectacles who wore a blue sweater vest and khaki pants with brown deck shoes.
"Oh Clyde... don't tell me that you've already forgotten her name!" Mrs. Wingate chided her husband. Mr. Wingate frowned a little.
"You know, Dear, I think I did forget her name. How embarrassing." Mr. Wingate admitted to his wife. His daughters laughed while Diana remained silent. She was not quite sure what to make of it, but she went with the flow. It was a harmless mistake, after all.
"It's all right, Dad. You just met her a few minutes ago." The teenage sister, a young woman with shoulder-length wavy black hair, a pink t-shirt, and blue jeans but no glasses assured her father. The youngest sister, a young blonde girl with a baby blue t-shirt and blue jeans, laughed.
"Daddy forgot Deana's name already!" She said and began to laugh.
"Lindsay, her name's Di-ana, not De-ana." The middle sister gently reminded Lindsay of how to properly pronounce Diana's name. Lindsay looked at her older sister and pouted.
"Oh no, I'm gonna forget names just like Daddy!" Lindsay said in despair and put her hands on her cheeks in shame. Diana could not help but to be amused by that and smiled a little. She wished her own family had been this warm and friendly to her when they were alive.
"Let's eat the lasagna before it gets cold, everyone." Mrs. Wingate got everyone back on track. Murmurs of agreement came from everyone except Diana, who remained silent and waited until it was her turn to receive a serving of lasagna. The Wingates seemed like a close, well-knit family who got along with each other, unlike the Winchesters. In the Winchester family it was the mother, father, and Melody Winchester on top, Lucia and Lucis Winchester in the middle, and everyone else below them with Diana occupying the bottom rung of the family ladder.
Diana received her serving of lasagna and thanked Mrs. Wingate for serving it before pulling her plate over to her and picking up her fork, then cutting off a piece and sticking it on her fork. Diana lifted the piece to her mouth and bit into it. She was pleasantly surprised by the flavor of it and how it all went together.
"So, what do you think of the lasagna, Diana?" Mrs. Wingate asked Diana while everyone continued to eat.
"This is my first time eating lasagna, but I like it, Mrs. Wingate." Diana admitted that while this was her first time eating lasagna, she liked it. Mrs. Wingate smiled widely.
"I'm glad to hear that, Diana." Mrs. Wingate said to her. Mr. Wingate put down his fork for a moment and spoke to Diana next.
"So, Diana... what is it that you do for a living?" Mr. Wingate asked Diana.
"I am a freelance mage." Diana replied calmly. Mr. Wingate seemed mildly impressed by that.
"I take it you travel a lot, Diana. Where all have you been?" Mr. Wingate asked.
"I have traveled to Silent Cemetery, Fat Monsterland, Bellum, Hargeon Town, Era, Desierto, Sakuramori, and a lot of other places." Diana gave a partial list of all the places she had been to over her brief but eventful career. Mr. Wingate seemed truly impressed by that.
"I wish I could have been a mage so I could travel like that, but I wasn't born one, so I'm just a plain old accountant." Mr. Wingate lamented that his life was not nearly as exciting as Diana's. Mrs. Wingate took over from her husband.
"Aren't your parents worried about you going to all those places by yourself, Diana?" Mrs. Wingate asked. Diana involuntarily winced when she heard that. This was going to be a rather awkward question to answer.
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