“You clearly haven’t met many members of society friend, most people don’t deserve any!” The familiar banter between Lucky and Nymara echoed through the busy afternoon streets of Magnolia town, the home of their guild. As always the dragonslayer wore her usual long white coat, opening in the front to reveal a small black vest and a red pendant around her neck. Lucky was hard to miss as well, as a cat wearing knight armor could still be considered odd, even in a place like this. Still, the duo were largely ignored by the crowds as they meandered their way between the buildings, heading in the general direction of the guildhall. The two had just finished a rather simple job a few towns over, clearing out some giant spiders that nested in the village crypts. Thankfully the locals had carried out a tradition for cremating their dead, but still considered the space where they stored their urns sacred. How irritating. Normally fighting in an enclosed space was Nymara’s forte, but she knew better now than to just go in fists blazing if she could help it. Lucky had reminded the fire slayer of the age of the old crypts, and she knew her usual fighting style would upset a lot of people when the tomb exploded. Though thanks to her recent training with Akemi, Nymara found herself slowly gaining more control over her fire. At least when it mattered anyways. Still prone to setting random things ablaze through intense emotion, Nym had at least begun to learn how to limit herself when fighting in a confined space. Her mentor’s lessons paid off, for the most part. Nymara and Lucky had exited the crypt with nothing but a few scrapes and a lot of roasted spiders. Much to Lucky’s dismay, Nymara seemed to find the cooked arachnids delicious.
Lucky sighed. “Well at any rate, we’ve made it back. I would recommend seeing a healer at the guild, perhaps even Lady Akemi. That venom has to be infecting you.” The feline said with concerned look, lifting his faceplate up to reveal his orange furred face. Nymara only responded with an arched eyebrow, before looking down at her waist to see the light cut across her abdomen. “Has that been there the whole time? I thought I was just feelin’ a little happy.” Nymara said with a slight laugh, knowing the effects of the spider queen’s poison were likely different on her body. That would explain the odd sense of euphoria she had the whole trip back. Too bad it wasn’t just from the satisfaction of completing a job. Had to be spider poison. “Heheh.. Uhh well, of course! I’ll see who’s around when we get back to the gui-” Nymara’s voice trailed off slightly as her ruby gaze wandered to a nearby lamppost, her eyes spotting a rather brightly coloured poster plastered to the metal pole. Lucky simply shook his head when he noticed the girl get distracted, knowing it was impossible to tell if he was making any progress in getting through to her. The girl had selective hearing no doubt, and the exceed found it less amusing every time. “Ohoho! This looks like it could be fun!” Nymara chirped, swiftly ripping the paper from the post to get a closer look. “Races.. Easter egg hunt.. OOoo! A feast! Lucky we gotta go to this thing!” She said with a bright smile, turning to face the cat who stared at her with crossed arms. “Ready for more fun so soon? Should you not rest, my lady?” He asked, entirely seriously. Though he had already figured out what her answer would be when he noticed the dragonslayer’s pupils were as wide as dinner plates. “And most people would be dead within 5 minutes…” He mumbled, musing about the poison. “I’m gonna go see what Akemi’s doin, probably something boring! She’ll love to come with us!” Nym continued excitedly, turning she began walking back towards the guildhall once more. “Somehow I suspect your definitions of that word may vary.” Lucky said with a low sigh before extending his wings and following behind the girl.
Nymara knew exactly where to look for her shadowy mentor, much to the dismay of the other patrons of the library. Unsurprisingly due to Akemi’s studious nature Nymara often found her perusing through the guild’s vast collection. Naturally the firebrand thought it only normal to begin her search here for her friend there. “I got GREAT news!” were the words that shattered the silence within the arcanium as Nymara threw open one of the doors, her usual wide smile across her face. Clutched in her hand was one of the Spring Festival posters, and evidently it was for one in Magnolia. Nymara got a few dark looks from some of the other wizards in the library as she interrupted their studies, though like always their judgment evaded Nymara’s notice. A few were quite used to her antics by now, though that didn’t always make it less annoying. Lucky followed her through, still looking somewhat concerned but for now he kept silent.
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