The blonde had left Eyir a written message in the guild hall asking if the mysterious mage wanted to meet her at All Hallows in Hosenka. She was not sure if her guildmate would show up or not, but she had extended the invitation anyway because she kind of liked Eyir. Once the blonde had gotten past the facts her guildmate was an animated suit of armor and had a different way of going about things Lucia had taken a liking to the mystery mage.
As Lucia waited for Eyir to arrive she looked around the town, which was certainly decorated for the occasion. In addition to black and orange banners, fake spiders clinging to walls, and fake bats roosting under any convenient ledge, standing under the light of a streetlight to the left was an animatronic skeleton waving at festivalgoers while wearing a black top hat and holding a wooden cane in its left hand. It was not a cheap one... it was so detailed and it moved so smoothly that it could have passed for a real skeleton. Lucia looked around further and spotted a black cat with glowing golden eyes perched on a fence a short distance to the left of the animatronic skeleton.
The blonde walked towards it expecting it to be another animatronic, but to her surprise it was a real black cat because it turned its head to face her and meowed while swishing its tail left and right. Lucia stopped where she was and watched it hop off the fence and trot towards her. She expected it to either run away or attack her, but to her surprise it sat near her feet and looked up at her as if expecting to be petted. Lucia obliged and slowly crouched down to pet it with her right hand, gently stroking its back and feeling it purr as she did so.
Once the feline had had enough affection it did a complete circle around her legs and rubbed against her right leg for a moment before trotting off on a road that led deeper into town. Lucia watched the cat depart with a smile on her face. Some people considered black cats to be bad luck, but in this case nothing but good came out of her meeting with one. Once it was out of sight Lucia turned to face the entrance to Hosenka and spent some time looking at all the costumed people moving about.
She saw a male and female dressed as vampires in elaborate costumes and makeup that were quite detailed. She saw a blonde "sexy nurse" hanging off the arm of a muscular man with close-cut black hair dressed as a knight with a flowing red cloak hanging off the back of full plate armor. She even saw another "shipgirl"... the young woman had waist-length black hair and was dressed as what looked to be a battleship because the costume featured four gun turrets with two barrels apiece hanging on arms attached behind the young woman's back. She also wore an anime-style schoolgirl uniform with an armored belt around her hips.
Lucia was having fun just looking at other people's costumes. She could not wait to actually participate in the festival, but for that to happen she needed to wait for Eyir.
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