-Hargeon Town, outside the Herschel house, 2:00 P.M.-
Wearing her typical outfit of gray long-sleeved shirt, long white pleated skirt, and brown boots with Shining Light in its holster on her right hip and small blue backpack of supplies on her back, Lucia stood just outside of the Herschel house after ringing the doorbell. She was here to join forces with Stella and her younger sister Aurora on a job that would take them first to Magnolia Town, then to Silent Cemetery. Stella had made it clear that Lucia's help would be vital to the successful completion of the job.
The door opened and Stella looked out. She was wearing a white t-shirt under a brown leather jacket and blue jeans with white tennis shoes. Sunglasses were perched on her head
"Hi Lucia! It's been awhile since we last met!" Stella said to the Luminous Rose mage. Lucia smiled back.
"Yes it has." Lucia replied calmly. She was about to speak again when she heard another voice call from deeper inside the house. Suddenly a blonde wearing a pink t-shirt and blue jeans with white tennis shoes came to the door and looked at Lucia, then looked at Stella.
"Hey Stella, is that Diana's older sister?" The pink-clad blonde asked Stella.
"Yes, Aurora. She's Diana's older sister." Stella replied in the affirmative. The pink-clad blonde turned from Stella towards Lucia and smiled.
"Hi Lucia! I'm Aurora Herschel, Stella's younger sister!" Aurora introduced herself. Lucia smiled at the younger Herschel sister, who had her hair in a ponytail held in place by a pink scrunchie and different colored eyes: the left eye was blue and the right eye was green. Lucia kept eye contact but did her best to avoid staring.
"Hello, Aurora." Lucia calmly greeted Aurora. Aurora immediately turned to her older sister.
"I like Lucia already, Stella. She's as calm and polite as Diana." Aurora said to Stella. Lucia was not exactly sure if that was praise or not, but she chose to accept it as praise.
"You're right, Aurora, but Diana's almost too calm. No matter what happens Diana keeps that same calm face she always has. Sometimes it just doesn't seem natural." Stella commented about Diana. Lucia gave a small smile. That sounded a lot like her younger sister.
"If I may ask, have either of you met Diana lately?" Lucia asked the Herschel sisters.
"Yeah, Lucia. I met Diana a few weeks ago. She helped me get through a tough job in Haunted Castle, then she helped me and Aurora deliver a book to Simon Wright in Magnolia Town. Have you ever met Simon?" Stella answered before asking Lucia a question of her own. The Luminous Rose mage nodded.
"I've met Simon Wright before, Stella. I've also worked for him a few times." Lucia replied. Stella smiled and Aurora chimed in.
"Great! We're going to meet him in Magnolia Town and he's gonna give us a job that takes us to Silent Cemetery!" Aurora said with excitement. Aurora seemed to be more excited about the job than either Stella or Lucia. Aurora stepped outside the door while Stella remained inside.
"I've gotta tell Mom and Dad that we're leaving for Magnolia Town. I'll be right back, guys!" Stella said and turned to go inside, then shut the door behind her. Lucia and Aurora stood outside waiting for Stella so that they could get going to Simon Wright's home in Magnolia Town. Lucia wondered what kind of job the paranormal expert had waiting for them when they got there.
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