-Capital Crocus, 4:00 P.M.-
Wearing his usual outfit of white t-shirt, olive green cargo pants, and black boots, Leonidas exited his house and shut the door behind him, then immediately turned left and began to walk down the street with the job notice clutched in his left hand. He was looking for the house of a young woman named Samantha Halsey, a person who lived in his neighborhood and was looking for someone to walk with her through the city until she got to a friend's house. Leonidas thought himself up to the challenge, so he took the job. It was not the most action-packed job he could have taken, but it was going to be "real" work that involved a bit of travel and did not take him too far from home. He would look for a more action-packed job once he had finished this one.
Leonidas walked down the nearly empty street until he came to an apartment much like his own with a white exterior and the silver numbers 1420 on the brown wooden door. He immediately stopped and faced the door, then checked the job notice again. The numbers on the door matched the numbers on the paper, so he was in the right place.
Leonidas walked up to the door and saw a glowing green button on the right side of the doorframe that had to be the doorbell. He pressed it and the doorbell rang. Within moments the front door opened to show a well-dressed young blonde woman who looked to be in her mid-twenties. Perhaps she was a bit too formally dressed for a meeting with a friend, but that was just his opinion.
She wore a formal-looking blue outfit with a knee-length black skirt and black dress shoes with a white ascot around her neck and black gloves on her hands. She also wore a beret that was the same color as her outfit. Leonidas expected her to recoil when she made eye contact, but to his surprise she did not.
"Oh, hi there! You must be the person I hired to walk with me to my friend's house! I'm Samantha Halsey!
" Samantha cheerfully greeted Leonidas.
"Yes. I'm Leonidas. Leonidas Jarnefeldt.
" Leonidas introduced himself to the young woman. She smiled widely.
"I'm so glad you're here, Leonidas! As you read in the job notice, I'm going to a friend's house across town and I'm worried that the local hoodlums might come out after dark! That's why I want someone with me!
" Samantha explained why he had been hired.
"Are you expecting any trouble?
" Leonidas asked her in case he needed to make a return trip to his house to grab his Silver Falchion. She shook her head.
"Oh, no! Not at all! A guy like you's intimidating enough that most of the local hoodlums won't come anywhere near us! You won't need a weapon!
" Samantha assured him that she was not anticipating any serious trouble and that all he needed to do was look tough. In this case Leonidas decided to take the "intimidating" remark as a compliment.
"All right then, Samantha. I'm ready to go whenever you are.
" Leonidas said to her after being sure that he had gotten all the details he needed. She smiled at him again.
"Great! Just let me go grab my purse and I'll be ready to go!
" Samantha said and ducked back into her house while Leonidas waited outside. He neatly folded up the job notice and placed it in his right cargo pocket, then closed the pocket and waited for his client to return. This was going to be his first "real" job since arriving in Fiore and he was eager to get going on it.
- Samantha Halsey:
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