The pair reached the structure without any further difficulty and when they stopped Sabrina turned around to watch their backs while Leonidas cupped his hands over his mouth to call out to whoever was on top of the small mausoleum.
"Hello? Is anyone there?
" Leonidas asked.
"Um, yes. I'm here. I've been here for at least several hours now... in fact I've lost count of how many I've been on top of this building. Sorry.
" A female voice meekly replied. Leonidas focused next on finding out how the mystery woman was doing.
"Are you hurt? Have you been bitten?
" Leonidas inquired.
"No, not at all. I managed to run away from the zombies who grabbed my purse and climb up here. They followed me and... well, you know the rest.
" Came the answer.
"Are you able to climb down on your own?
" Leonidas asked another question.
"Y-yes. Just give me a moment, please.
" She replied. Leonidas lowered his hands from his mouth and waited for the mystery woman to appear. Moments later he saw a pair of legs covered by white tights and brown boots on the feet dangle down from the roof. A moment later he saw a young woman scoot to the edge on her backside and sit for a second before pushing herself off and landing on the ground in a four-point landing. She stood up straight and brushed herself off, then looked at Leonidas and blushed.
" She said and covered her face with her hands. Leonidas looked at the person he had just rescued and saw a young woman who was at least four inches taller than his sister. The young woman had long silver or gray hair and had grey eyes. She wore a beige sweater that hung off of her shoulders and pink skirt plus a silver necklace with a star on the end. Leonidas felt a magic signature from her that corresponded to that of a mage with a respectable amount of power but not nearly enough to equal him.
"I'm Leonidas Jarnefeldt-
" The scar-faced mage started to introduce himself before being cut off by the young woman.
"Are you related to Leona Jarnefeldt?
" She asked excitedly. Keeping his annoyance at that question on a tight leash, he kept a straight face while giving his response.
"I'm her older brother.
" He informed her. The young woman was visibly excited to hear that.
"Oh my, this is wonderful! I've been rescued by the brother of a Wizard Saint! He's as handsome as she is beautiful!
" She exclaimed, the meekness she had displayed earlier being nowhere to be seen. Leonidas was not sure what to make of that. On one hand, he was glad a young woman did not consider him ugly because of his facial scar. On the other hand, he had been compared to his famous younger sister yet again and that never failed to annoy him.
"And who might you be?
" Leonidas asked, cutting the young woman's celebration short. She faced him with a wide smile.
"I'm Martha Watson, freelance mage.
" The silver-haired young woman introduced herself, at last allowing Leonidas to put a name to a face.
"It's great to meet you, Martha, but we should get going soon. I'd rather not hang around here any longer than we have to.
" Sabrina butted in, drawing Martha's attention for a moment before she turned to Leonidas.
"Is that beautiful blonde your girlfriend?
" Martha asked the scar-faced mage with a look in her eye that he did not like.
"She's more like my roommate.
" Leonidas answered dryly and in a lower voice than normal.
"HEY! I HEARD THAT!
" Sabrina exclaimed. Martha laughed.
"Seriously, we should get going. We had to fight our way through quite a few zombies to get here and I'd like to get out of here before we have to fight more of them.
" Leonidas seconded Sabrina's suggestion to leave the cemetery as quickly as possible.
"Good idea. I'm afraid that I won't be much use in a fight since I had to use a lot of my magic power just to get to the roof of that building without being grabbed and bitten. Between you and your friend I should be perfectly safe.
" Martha agreed while confirming that she was the one who had killed the headless zombies Leonidas and Sabrina had seen scattered while following the path to this section of cemetery.
"So those headless zombies we saw lying around... that was your doing?
" Sabrina asked the silver-haired mage.
"Yes. That was my doing.
" Martha confirmed again.
"That's some powerful magic you wield.
" Sabrina complimented the other young woman.
"I might tell you about it once we're safely out of this place.
" Martha said, gently suggesting that they begin moving for the cemetery's exit.
" Sabrina said before turning to Leonidas.
"Lead the way home, Big Guy.
" The other blonde commanded, jabbing her staff towards the exit. Leonidas ignored the gesture and began to slowly retrace his steps, deliberately going slow so that the two young women could easily catch up with him.
- Martha Watson:
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