In a silent room filled with smokes where only the ticking of the clock and the boiling liquid can be heard. A masked man was sitting on a chair behind his desk looking at the window. The masked man was Balthazar.
This room was different from the one before. This room was his laboratory where he conducts his research and experiments.
Outside this room was first place he met Isabelle.
The tiny ring of the small bell grabbed Balthazar's attention. He waved his hand a magic circle appeared, And in the moment the smokes disappeared.
He went to the boiling blue liquid and took it. He then poured a droplet of liquid on a sickly hamster's tiny mouth.
The hamster twitched its entire body as if it is in an unbearable pain, Then not long, The hamster stopped moving.
"Failed again, I'm sorry little one"
Balthazar wrapped the hamster into a clean clothe then started to burn it.
Not long after the cultist emerged, A magic related disease started to spread in the southern regions on the cold lands of Avesha.
This new disease was deadly, Deadlier than any disease Balthazar had ever known. And this disease can spread faster than the last plague he dealt before, And depending on the magical energy of the creature, The weaker it is the faster the disease can kill it.
In the case of the hamster, It died only after a week Balthazar injected it with the disease.
Balthazar needed to burn it's body to prevent it from spreading. This was his thirteenth attempt to find a cure for this disease. It was hard for him to sacrifice the life of an innocent creature in attempts to end the plague before it could spread further and cause more damage.
Only animals where the recorded creatures that had this disease. Balthazar called it a luck that the disease started in Avesha, The cold climate helped prevent the plague from spreading. But it was only a matter of time until the plague spread across all the kingdoms of Vreyane.
But because the plague was magic related, Balthazar have suspected that the Cultist where behind this, And if it was a doing using an artifact of Valeria it would be more troublesome to deal with.
"Professor is it safe?" A woman knocked on the door and called Balthazar.
"Yes" Balthazar answered.
The woman who entered the room was Celestina, As usual she was wearing a revealing and sexy purple outfit that matched her hair, eyes and lips.
"I went into your office and you weren't there so I thought you're here, Guess I'm right!"
Celestina saw the burning clothe on the table.
"So another failure, Say, Do you really think that this was man made?"
"There is a high possibility"
"If that is the case, Isn't okay to use 'that'?"
Celestina sighed. What a stubborn man.
"So what do you need?" This time it was Balthazar's turn to ask.
"Oh my, Can't I just be here because I want to see you?"
"I doubt that it is the only reason"
"Yup! Other than wanting to see you, I want to move in to your dreamy house for a while because of various reasons"
"hehe you're a sharp one, I also want my precious apprentices to come along with me. Can I?"
Celestina came closer to Balthazar and begged him with a puppy eyes.
"Hm, You're always welcome there" Balthazar nodded.
"Yay! thank you!" Celestina embraced Balthazar tightly.
"So when do you plan to move?"
"As early as possible, Can we move tonight?"
"Yes, Meet us on the portal after class"
"Okay!, Wait, Us?"
"I'll be going with Isabelle"
"Wow that's unusual, Very, Even for me"
Celestina thought of something, She smile looking at Balthazar seemingly teasing him.
"So, How is she? words about her began to spread like wildfire you know, A mage who sucked at magic but gifted with unrivaled beauty and cuteness. In just a day a fan club was made for her, What about you, Are you also attracted by her womanly charm?"
Balthazar jolted remembering something about Womanly charm. He remembered Isabelle's sleeping positions, eating manners, And above all, Her cooking skills. From what he observe, It was far from being Womanly.
"She was.... Far from a lady...Yet"
Celestina was confused by Balthazar's impression of Isabelle. But soon, She too will know that Isabelle was not to be called a lady.
What?! You mean Fan clubs exists in a Fantasy world?!
Yes, Simps exist everywhere..
Hope you like it :>