Victoria frowned deeply. She was not in the mood for this nonsense, especially not this early in the day. She did not want to deal with her old enemy right now. Not until she could take Francesca down once and for all, anyway.
Victoria really wanted to tell Francesca to get lost, but she did not want to antagonize her old enemy... yet. Instead she settled for a weaker jab at her foe.
"Some of us have to work for a living, lady. I'm here on a job." Victoria replied. She risked blowing her cover by revealing some knowledge of the blonde, but she could not resist taking a jab at Francesca. Besides, her cover was not going to last forever. One day even Francesca would catch on that the tall brunette she kept encountering was just an alternate form of Victoria Sheridan, the mage she had "met" several times in Rose Garden back when Victoria was part of the guild Black Rose.
"What are you, Biker Bitch? A mage?" Francesca asked Victoria, getting into Victoria's face shortly after asking the question. The Sabertooth mage decided to answer the question in the hope that the blonde would just go away.
"Yes, lady. I'm a mage." Victoria answered, her patience dwindling with each passing second. She wanted to give Francesca a forceful shove that would send her old enemy falling onto her ass, but if she did that she would get arrested for assault. Instead Victoria remained patient and kept her hands to herself despite wanting to punch the blonde out for getting in her face.
"If you're a mage, what guild are you part of?" Francesca asked.
"What does it matter?" Victoria asked pointedly. Francesca's eyes narrowed and she stepped back. She drew her right hand back and slapped Victoria on the right cheek, causing the brunette's head to turn.
"NO ONE LIKES A SMARTASS, BIKER BITCH!" Francesca yelled. Victoria clenched her teeth. She wanted to knock Francesca on her ass so badly, but the brunette kept her cool. Barely.
"Not that it's any of your business, but I'm with Sabertooth." Victoria answered in an effort to defuse the situation. She was concerned that giving the name of her guild would blow her cover, but it could not be helped. She did not want to cause a scene.
"Was that so hard to tell me?" Francesca asked in a condescending manner and flashed a fake smile.
"Would it be so hard for you to mind your own business?" Victoria muttered a retort.
"What did you just say?!" Francesca asked Victoria, her smile disappearing.
"Nothing." Victoria replied innocently. Francesca glared at her, but Victoria flashed a fake smile of her own. Without any evidence of what Victoria had said the blonde was forced to move on.
"Rude biker bitch." Francesca muttered under her breath. Victoria ignored the remark and kept up the fake smile until Francesca huffed and turned around, walking back to her black convertible. She got into it and cranked up, then gave Victoria the middle finger.
"SEE YOU AROUND, BIKER BITCH!" Francesca shouted. She stomped the gas pedal and went in reverse, then went forward and drove out of Monarch's Lane as fast as she could go. Victoria was glad to see her go.
"Um... who was that?" A voice asked Victoria. The brunette turned towards the voice and saw a young woman with blonde hair, green eyes, and a red dress. The young woman was standing in front of a single-story house with a white exterior and a brown wooden door.
"Just some random stranger." Victoria calmly replied, deliberately hiding the fact that she knew the "stranger" she was referring to. The blonde looked confused for a moment before shrugging her shoulders and smiling at the brunette.
"You must be Miss Sheridan, the person Aunt Octavia said was coming to pick me up to take me to Sakuramori for a visit." The red-clad blonde said. Victoria nodded.
"I'm Victoria Sheridan. I'm part of the guild Sabertooth." Victoria introduced herself to the blonde.
"I'm Anna Ashford." The blonde introduced herself with a smile.
"If you'll give me a few minutes I'll be ready to go to Sakuramori." Anna said. Victoria gave a thumbs-up with her left hand and Anna disappeared back into the house. Victoria walked around the driveway and stretched her legs as she waited for Anna to return.
-Twelve minutes later-
Victoria stood next to the Centaur with her arms folded over her chest. She wondered where Anna was but did not dare go inside the house to look for her. The brunette put her arms by her sides and began to walk around the driveway when she heard the door to the house open. Anna strolled out with a red purse hanging from her left shoulder. Anna had also put on red earrings, red gloves, and a silver necklace. In Victoria's opinion the blonde had dressed up too much for the trip, but she was going to keep her opinion to herself.
"Sorry about the wait, Miss Sheridan. I'm ready to go now!" Anna informed Victoria. The brunette walked towards her Centaur and climbed on, then cranked it up. The hovercycle came to life and Victoria looked towards Anna.
"Climb on and we'lll get going!" Victoria said to Anna. The blonde obligingly walked towards the Centaur, climbed on the back, and sat behind Victoria. Once Anna was on board the brunette put the Centaur in reverse, backed out of the driveway, turned onto the road, and put the Centaur in drive, moving forward at a speed of 25 MPH. The pair were on their way to Sakuramori.
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