It had been a little while since Aubrey last had an occasion to go to the Herbologist's Delight, and he smiled as he walked through the door. It was just... such a nice place, filled with flowers even in the dead of winter. The warmth and the scent of freshly baked cookies washed over him like a balm, chasing away the last of the chill from outside.
Aubrey loosened his scarf a little and greeted Alura with a smile. "Good morning, ma'am! I dropped by to pick up a couple of things again." Patting his pockets, he fished it out of one with a gloved hand. "Ah, here it is... You don't have any Transformation Brews or Mutagenic Brews in stock do you?" They were pretty expensive as far as potions went, so he figured they must have been pretty hard to make too. Better to ask first, just in case.
"Why hello there again dear! I do indeed, I have two of each of them, how many were you looking for?" Alura asked, pulling the oven mitts off of her hands after pulling a tray of cookies from the over, "Feel free to have a cookie or two as well dear, just be careful, they're hot!"
Aubrey squinted at the note in his hand for a moment. His reading skills were still not very good, and the names of both potions were pretty complicated words. He could read the numbers just fine, since there were only two of them, but he needed one of one potion and two of the other, and he had to figure out which was which...
Eventually, he managed to work it out, though it was probably for the best that Alura was doing some baking, so she didn't have to stand there and wait for him puzzle it out. "Um, I'd like two of the Transformation, but just one of the Mutagenic please," he said. "Oh, and come to think of it... I think I have enough change for a Leaf-Scatter. I couldn't pick one up today, could I?" He'd been meaning to add some new pets to the garden for a while, and the Leaf-Scatter seemed pretty beginner-friendly.
Aubrey watched as Alura brought out the potions and packed them up. They looked strangely mundane for what he knew they could do--- drink one and turn a creature into something else entirely. It boggled his mind that someone could really brew something like that, even someone with a great deal of skill and knowledge like Alura probably was.
Her offer of letting him pick out a Leaf-Scatter was tempting, but Aubrey smiled and shook his head. "I'll trust your judgement," he said. More than his own, which wasn't saying much, but she was the expert and he the novice as far as plant creatures went. "Though, um, if you could choose one that's a little more easygoing..." He wasn't too confident that he could deal with a creature with a big, difficult personality as of yet. "How much for everything?" He had a rough idea of the cost, but not an exact figure.
"Not an issue at all, hun, I'll be right back!" she told him with a smile as she went to the back. She came back with a sleeping Leaf Scatter and pressed a forefinger to her lips as she set it gently on the counter, "Here you are dear, as easy going as I could find. That will be 1025 today!"
Aubrey let out a soft gasp at the sight of the sleeping Leaf-Scatter. "Oh, that's such a sweetheart," he said, reaching out to take the little creature from the counter. He held it gently for a moment, and his heart warmed over by how cute it looked just sleeping like that.
And then Alura gave him the total for his purchases, and Aubrey was shocked back to reality.
He tried not to look faint about it. He didn't want her to think he didn't have the money. He did; it was just more than he had ever spent at once, and heading it summed out like that was just... a lot to take in at once. "O-Of course," he said. That kind of potion magic didn't come cheap, after all.
With a little finagling, he managed to fish out his money pouch, and painstakingly counted out the amount that Alura had quoted him. "This should be enough, I think..."
"Thank you so much dear, and please be careful out there!" she told him with a smile after she counted out the credits and slipped them behind the counter. Alura moved the bag of potions over to his side of the counter and then waved him off.
Jack: Thanks for the notice!
May 28, 2020 10:05:26 GMT -6
Darky: Heads up: there's a chance you might notice Trepuldra images having loading issues on June 3rd, for about 3h. No need to panic, Veebimajutus just notified there's going to be some scheduled maintenance, is all x3
May 28, 2020 10:05:06 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: right??? i was really hoping i could find one of those pachee before the season was out.
May 26, 2020 18:51:32 GMT -6
Fanged: Oh wow that's an awesome garden find FF
May 26, 2020 18:13:26 GMT -6
Riku: Oh how perfect! I woke up wanting to post (unexpected, but yay) and saw I had a reply. <3 Meant to be.
May 26, 2020 6:40:43 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I really, really love all the updates that have come~! <3
May 24, 2020 2:12:37 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: np!!! I hope y'all like it!
May 23, 2020 13:45:06 GMT -6
Riku: What an awesome update, staff! Thanks for that! <3
May 23, 2020 12:06:52 GMT -6
Jack: All have been found!
May 23, 2020 9:53:27 GMT -6
Jack: Might want to be on the lookout for anything... odd
May 22, 2020 23:51:22 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Yeah it’s definitely a coincidence but wow did it work out well for us! XD
May 22, 2020 6:43:27 GMT -6
Silver: I'm pretty sure that was just a coincidence, but it sure feels lucky!
May 22, 2020 2:07:09 GMT -6
Riku: So did you guys make this hosting switch perfectly RIGHT before pb broke? >.< Thaz crazy. It’s a huge relief and I’m very glad we’ve come to this. <3
May 22, 2020 1:41:01 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: It’s free up to a certain number of GB, which we haven’t hit yet.
May 21, 2020 6:46:33 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Is the site that is going to be used to host all those images also the type you'd need to pay for? (definitely noticed the broken images yeah. Photobucket feels like it is standing on its last legs. X3 )
May 21, 2020 0:13:57 GMT -6
Morgan: I'm just kinda nervous about them going down before things get moved over completely. It's prolly nothing to be worried about though. :3
May 20, 2020 22:13:15 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Thank goodness we're moving out of there? XD
May 20, 2020 21:59:22 GMT -6
Renathan: Ugh, photobucket has the images broke again. x3
May 20, 2020 21:18:53 GMT -6