After that last statement Cassandra paused for a moment. She looked at Diana awkwardly for a few moments before finally speaking to the blonde.
"Speaking of work, I've got some work that I need to get going on, so if you don't mind leaving..." Cassandra requested that Diana leave. While it seemed like she was being unceremoniously kicked to the curb in a fashion so sudden that it could induce whiplash, the blonde had no problem with leaving Cassandra's house. The delivery had been received and she had gotten the briefcase back, so with her work here done Diana did not have very much reason to stick around.
"Very well then. I will see myself out." Diana said. She waved goodbye and turned towards the door, then walked to it. When she reached the door she opened it with her left hand and exited the house, then closed the door behind her. She noticed that the redhead did not bid her farewell, but that was no big deal. Diana wasted no time in starting her trip back to Shirotsume.
-Shirotsume, Mister Burke's residence, fifty minutes later-
The return trip did not take quite as long as the trip to Cassandra's house. Diana made it to the outskirts of Magnolia Town in forty minutes of walking through the busy streets of Magnoli and then teleported back to Shirotsume. Within ten minutes of arriving in Shirotsume she had walked back to Mister Burke's residence and taken off her shoes at the front entrance. She was now standing in front of her client with the empty briefcase in hand.
"Hello Miss Winchester. I see that you have returned from your second trip." He said to her. Diana wordlessly put the empty briefcase on his desk and pushed it back to him. He took it with both hands and set it behind his desk before facing her again.
"You have done well, Miss Winchester. Allow me a few moments to see if there are any other deliveries that I need you to make." Mister Burke requested. He turned his attention to the computer monitor on his desk and began typing on the keyboard below it. He reached over to a mouse and clicked it a few times, then did some more typing. Almost a minute later he turned his attention back to the waiting mage.
"There are no further deliveries that I need you to make for me today, Miss Winchester." Mister Burke informed Diana that her work for the day was over. He then reached behind his desk and put Saint Sinner Valentine on top of the desk, then gently pushed the weapon towards her. Diana took the weapon into her hands and slung it around her body.
"Very well then. If there is nothing else for me to do, I will see you later, Mister Burke." Diana said to him after making sure that Saint Sinner Valentine was not going to slide down or slide off of her completely. Mister Burke waved goodbye.
"Should I require your help with anything else, I will be certain to let you know. Thank you for your help today." Mister Burke left the door open for future jobs and thanked Diana for helping him today. With that Diana waved goodbye one last time, then turned to walk out of the room. She reached the door, opened it, and then shut it behind her. As soon as she reclaimed her shoes she would teleport to the outskirts of Capital Crocus and then head for home.
-Capital Crocus, outside Diana's townhouse, two hours and sixteen minutes later-
Ten minutes after leaving Mister Burke's residence Diana had teleported to the outskirts of Capital Crocus. However, getting through the city had taken a lot longer than she had anticipated. For whatever reason the pedestrian traffic had been particularly dense and it had taken her a little over two hours to get through it in order to get to her townhouse. Now she was standing outside of it.
Diana was about to knock on the door to get Ami or Crescent Moon to let her into her house when she heard a voice from the right. She heard it a second time and learned that it was a female voice that was calling to her. Diana faced right and saw that the voice belonged to her acquaintance Amber, who was dressed in a white t-shirt, black skirt, and white tennis shoes. She looked happy to see the blonde mage.
"Hi Diana!" Amber greeted the blonde and hugged her before the latter could react. Diana's skin crawled until she was released from the embrace, which was thankfully seconds later.
"Hello, Amber." Diana calmly greeted her acquaintance.
"Listen, Diana, I'd like to ask for your help with something." Amber informed the blonde of the reason for her unexpected visit.
"What might that be?" Diana asked the black-haired young woman.
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