-Five minutes later-
Diana had picked off every last zombie in the area plus five who had wandered in from the section of cemetery beyond this one and had the misfortune of being spotted by the blonde mage. Now the way was clear for her to proceed. Diana tapped the reload button on Saint Sinner Valentine and walked down the path that was littered with dead zombies, carefully stepping above them and shooting the corpses in the head whenever she had doubts as to whether they were really dead.
-In the next section, five minutes later-
After walking down the path without incident Diana found herself in another section that had a path flanked by small mausoleums and a gated area with angel statues flanking the entrance. There were no zombies roaming the area... yet. The mausoleum doors looked like they could open at any second, so Diana did not waste time moving on. She began walking down the path towards the open gate and tapped the reload button on her weapon to have a full magazine of normal rounds ready to go when she walked into the next section of cemetery.
-In the next section, three minutes later-
After passing through the gate Diana found herself standing in the large area of Silent Cemetery where she had found Amanda Smith perched on top of a mausoleum several months ago. As she had expected there were a lot of zombies in the area, but there was something curious about their behavior. They were all facing a mausoleum behind and to the left of the giant angel statue and were clamoring to reach something on top of it. Diana looked closer and saw what looked like a crescent moon decoration on top of the mausoleum.That was not there the last time she was here.
Diana counted thirty-five zombies besieging the structure, so she set Saint Sinner Valentine on the ground and prepared an In Nomine Luna spell to wipe a large group of them out in a single spell. She looked around her to make sure that she was not going to be attacked from the sides, then cast the spell.
"IN NOMINE LUNA!
" Diana called out. The wide silver beam hit twenty-five of the zombies and disintegrated them, leaving only ten to deal with. Diana quickly picked up Saint Sinner Valentine and walked a bit closer to the mausoleum so that she could be certain of hitting her targets. Once she drew to within twenty meters of it she picked a target and fired a single shot at its head, waiting for the target to drop before moving onto the next one. One by one the undead fell and by the time they could begin to turn around and face the mage who was picking them off they were all dead.
"Is it over? Is it safe to come down now?
" A male voice asked aloud. Diana blinked. The voice sounded a lot like Professor Fauntleroy of Crocus Magicka University.
"It is safe to come down now. All of the zombies are dead.
" Diana answered the voice. Suddenly the crescent moon decoration moved and it gently floated down from the top of the mausoleum. It looked towards her and began floating in her direction. Diana tapped the reload button on her weapon and slung it on her right shoulder.
"I am SO glad that those awful creatures are dead! I have been stuck on top of that mausoleum for at least an hour now! I thought they would leave me alone and go wander off somewhere, but those dreadful walking corpses are positively relentless!
" The crescent moon said to her before stopping a meter away.
"Those foul creatures have no sense of personal space! They constantly grabbed for me! One time they managed to grab me and they tried to bite me!
" The odd crescent moon continued to rant in a voice that sounded like a stereotypical butler or a university professor. Diana listened to it rant without saying a word.
"THEY TRIED TO BITE ME! I AM MADE OF ROCK! NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I TOLD THEM THEY KEPT TRYING TO BITE INTO ME WITH THOSE AWFUL TEETH!
" It ranted further.
"Zombies are far from the smartest creatures to ever walk the face of Earthland.
" Diana said to the crescent moon. It bobbed up and down as if nodding in agreement.
" It bellowed in agreement. A few moments passed before it spoke again.
"Forgive me for being rude... I did not intend to monopolize the conversation. I was at my wit's end with those rotting simpletons. I am glad that you came here when you did.
" It apologized to her and thanked her for saving it from the zombies.
"Do you have a name?
" Diana asked it.
"I am afraid not. I have no name.
" It replied calmly. It then floated towards her and Diana got a good look at its profile. It looked like a crescent moon with red eyes and a beak in the center.
"If you would kindly take me out of this dreadful place I would be most grateful. Anywhere will do.
" It said to her.
" Diana said. She would take it to Magnolia Town and show it to Simon Wright.
- The Small Crescent Moon:
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