"Careful...careful..." Elayna steadied her hand as she dropped some nightshade nectar into a bubbling green concoction with an unbelievable odor. As the dark drops hit the mixture, the liquid glowed, bubbled even more, and then settled down. The potion smelled very floral and rich now. "Perfect..Ellie, once again, you've created a lovely perfume." Elayna patted herself on the back, proud of her ability. This was her first time working with these ingredients, which her instructor supplied. Elayna took a red vial, filled it with the fragrance. She set it down to let it cool.
This really was a nice set-up. Her current teacher, Dominus Gravenis, an old Imperial, was a kind old man, and provided her with good reagents to practice with. She never usually used them for perfume, but she wanted to go get mead tonight. And this new brew would turn all the men's heads in her direction. It was the reason she never sold the stuff: Couldn't have competition, could she? Besides, it wasn't a daily thing. Elayna only made perfume for special occasions. As she thought this, Toadstool brushed up against Elayna's leg. "Hey Toad...hungry?"Elayna asked the fox. He yipped in affirmation, and Elayna went downstairs to get him a fish. Dominus was there.
"Hello Ellie. I can smell that potion you were working on. What was it exactly?" Dominus asked, somewhat curious. "Just a little something for my night out tonight. Nothing mind-altering, don't worry."Elayna said with a laugh. Dominus just shook his head. "You and your outings. Just please don't come home drunker than who knows what. Don't need you causing a ruckus." Dominus said in a light-hearted way. He was like a second father to Elayna, from both his appearance and demeanor. Elayna smiled. "I'll make decent decisions, don't worry."Elayna assured him, then remembered her promise to Toadstool. "We have some fish in the cellar, right?" She asked. "Yes, we should have some longfin. I'm sure Toadstool will enjoy it." Dominus said, guessing who it was for. Elayna nodded and headed down into the dank cellar. It was dark, and reeked of fish and herbs. She fished into a barrel, and pulled out a slimy fish. It was so gross. Holding it between pinched fingers, she took it to Toadstool, who gulped it down in a flash. Grabbing her perfume, now cool, Elayna and Toadstool left the shop to get a couple things for dinner.