The new month brought with it yet another trip to the trader's. This time at least, the items Seveth brought were easy to transport. It was nice when it was plants, or gems or something, rather than fish. Living things were the worst to transport, especially if they also had to be in water, and Seveth figured the trader wanted them alive rather than dead and maybe decomposing. Not that dead and decomposing would be much fun to transport either, even if it might be easier.
"It's me," he said in a sing-song voice as he walked through the door. "How did January treat you? Good? Oh, that so? Fascinating. I really love our little chats, you know." Not that the trader said anything, but they never did, and Seveth was happy to fill the void himself. "You've got crystals this month too, right? Would you take these for one?"
"Say no more," said Seveth, holding up a hand to stall imaginary comments from the trader as he laid out what he had to offer. The trader must have already seen them, but Seveth knew by now that this individual was a little particular, and liked to have the objects out on the counter, relinquished and within reach, before they gave up the goods. Maybe they just didn't trust people. He briefly wondered if someone in particular had screwed them over enough to make them feel this way, but even if that was the case, they certainly wouldn't tell him.
While he waited, he studied the crystal that the trader was holding. "Fire this month, huh?" Not that Seveth would ever be using another node again, but... Once upon a time, he'd had access to a fire node, and knew a bit of fire magic. Seeing it made him a little wistful for those times.