North of Luminous Rose's hidden headquarters was a town with building designs unlike anywhere else in Fiore. Everything was extravagant and a little overwhelming for the girl, especially since it was so packed with people. What were normally spas for relaxing had been turned into balmy gatherings of dancers, laughter, and rhythmic lights pulsing with loud music. The various waterfalls gushing from soaring walls were sparkling with specks of gold and glitter, and their warm mists combatted winter's bite as well as provided a relaxing, atmospheric haze. It was a city-wide intoxicated celebration to ring in the new year on a high note, with everyone planning to take the party to midnight and beyond.
Her guild mates had helped her get ready, choosing a lovely navy floral cheongsam with a tasteful cut-out at the chest and lengthy slits on each side for her stockinged legs to have more room to move. Long baby blue locks were braided up into two buns at the nape of her neck, tied with navy ribbons to match the ones her friends had decorated her horns with. Though she initially hadn't wanted to go, experiencing something new with her friends ultimately won her over, and she agreed to go out for a night out on the town for this 'New Years Eve'.
Too bad she'd ended up alone.
The small group of girls had started at the bar. Something about 'liquid courage', whatever that meant. Kanna had sniffed the drinks they got and thought they smelled too bitter to try, and before long, her friends were acting very strangely. They were louder, unsteady on their feet, and fearlessly energetic. After observing them having so much fun, she changed her mind and went to get herself one of the drinks, but when she returned to check with them if she'd gotten the right one, they were all nowhere to be seen.
Now, poor Kanna was wandering from party to party, an undrank booze still in her hand, looking for her guild mates with no luck. This new experience was turning out to be more stressful than fun...
[wc: 471 || total: 471/4000]