"Oh. Well then... let's just move on from that subject." Angela suggested once she found out that Lucia had not yet made contact with Diana. Lucia made a "Stop!" gesture with her free hand. She was willing to discuss the topic of her younger sister.
"It's nothing to be upset about, Angela. Diana's got her own career and probably has her own friends too. If she doesn't have time to send me a message, then she doesn't have time." Lucia replied without any animosity towards her sister. Diana was a mage with her own career and her own life. The older Winchester did not expect Diana to drop everything and focus her life around Lucia now that the latter was back. Angela folded her arms across her chest.
"Still, she should at least try to send you a message, especially since it's your birthday." Angela opined to Lucia.
"There's still plenty of time left in the day, Angela. I wouldn't give up just yet." Lucia spoke up in defense of her sister, reminding the brunette that there was still time for Diana to type up and send a birthday message to her. Upon hearing that Angela relented.
"Yeah. I suppose you're right." Angela said, lowering her arms back down to her sides. The brunette then smiled at Lucia.
"Anyway, we won't stand here all day and talk about that. I'm sure you want to do a lot more than just stand around and talk. It's your birthday, after all!" Angela declared her intent to move on from the subject so that Lucia could resume her birthday shopping. Lucia did not mind discussing the topic, but she could tell that Angela wanted to move on, so the blonde would let them move on to another subject. Angela took a second look at the shopping bags Lucia was holding in her right hand.
"I know that this is kinda sudden and kinda greedy and I shouldn't even ask you something like this on your birthday, but I'd like to ask you something." Angela started off. Lucia made eye contact with her and remained silent.
"Would you mind letting me join your shopping trip?" Angela asked Lucia. Lucia did not have to think very hard on that one.
"I don't mind at all, Angela." Lucia granted the brunette permission to join her. Angela smiled.
"Thanks, Lucia. I know that I shouldn't have even asked something like that of you, but I'm glad you let me join you." Angela thanked Lucia for letting her join the birthday shopping trip. Lucia did not think that her birthday was so special that no one was permitted to share in the occasion. Since Diana was not here Angela would make a good substitute. Besides, she felt like she owed Angela something for at least setting the Winchester sisters on the path to reuniting even if they had not reunited yet.
"If I may ask, what were you shopping for, Lucia?" Angela asked Lucia.
"I was looking for some decent skirts or pants to make new outfits with. I've tried Earthland Eagle and I've tried The Modern Woman, but both of those shops are absolutely packed. I came out of Earthland Eagle empty-handed and I only managed to get a few shirts from The Modern Woman." Lucia replied and stated that she had already tried two shops in the mall. Angela crossed her arms.
"Hmm... I don't know what to tell you, Lucia." Angela stated. Lucia refrained from commenting and let the brunette talk.
"I don't think you're the type to wear crop top and short shorts, so you might not get much out of a return trip to Earthland Eagle." Angela opined. Lucia nodded.
"I'm definitely not that type." Lucia replied calmly but in no uncertain terms.
"Fair enough." Angela conceded. She then tapped her right foot against the tile floor beneath her feet three times.
"Well... I hate to say it, but right now I'm not coming up with anything that can help you get some decent pants or skirts." Angela confessed that she was currently unable to help the blonde with her clothing quandary. Lucia shrugged her shoulders.
"It's no big deal if you can't think of anything, Angela. To be honest, I don't need to be here spending money, but it's my birthday. I wanted to do something on my birthday other than look for a job." Lucia confessed that she did not need to be here. She really needed to be doing work for Luminous Rose, not shopping in Capital Crocus Mall. Angela laughed.
"I don't need to be here either. I should be at home getting ready for Literature class tonight, but here I am at the mall." Angela said with a guilty smile. Lucia could not help but to be amused by the brunette's candor.
"Well then... I don't think I'm gonna find any more clothing here." Lucia said to her shopping partner.
"Was there anything else you were looking for? Any kind of music, video games, anime?" Angela asked the blonde if there was anything else at Capital Crocus Mall she was interested in.
"Well, I'm looking for a keyboard to play. I haven't played piano in years and since getting a full-sized piano's not feasible I kinda want a keyboard. But I remember you telling me that Capital Crocus Mall doesn't have an instrument shop." Lucia informed Angela of what she was looking for now that the prospect of getting additional clothing from here did not look so good.
"Yeah. The High Note has what you need. I can take you to it... if you'd like." Angela offered. That was another decision that did not take Lucia long to make.
"I'd like you to take me to The High Note, please." Lucia accepted the offer.
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