By now, the sun was shining high in the sky, even as the temperature remained low, Lumin was beyond tired with her current shopping spree. She didn't want to be out this late anyway. It had been a well-recorded fact within her own household that only crazy people and bums stayed this late inside a mall. They probably didn't have any other options, like a real house...or something else. Personal griping aside, Lumin had known very well that she could find herself among the late crowd when her mother instructed her to go out and buy gifts for her siblings birthday the next day. Lumin sneered, remembering how proud her mother had been about her "clever" actions, sneaking the gifts in at the last possible minute. That way, the little monsters had no idea what they were getting, and she would really be able to surprise them this year. There was literally no downside to this arrangement. Unless you were Lumin. If you were Lumin Han, you had been in college, working on a term paper, and getting ready to indulge in a newly bought game as a reward. In summation, you were not thinking about your spoiled siblings. Which she wasn't and now she was. She had hated every literal second being forced to leave her comfy college campus, going to the mall, stepping inside, and looking the complete part of the fool as she scoured every inch of the mall in search of presents. "...What did Rei want last year? He wanted the statuette of that one dude...No. That...t-that might've been Ryung. So what did Rei want?" She had run around the mall with scattered thoughts and tired feet, eventually ending towards the front of the mall, near the center fountain. "I give up...N-no more!" She ended up settling on a rather expensive figurine doll for Ryung, and a game for Rei's portable system. She'd prayed to any and everything powerful she knew of that those two would shut up and take their gifts like men. Lumin could only hope that this entire endeavor hadn't been some clever ploy to drag her back to that house. Her mother would be in the shock of her life if that was the case. She wasn't going to stay in that house, even for the measly few hours of her brothers' birthdays. Lumin rested her weary self on the side of the fountain, taking the moment to set the bags down for the moment. She could see pretty well that the sun had begun the daily ritual of staining the sky a fiery crimson. She was going to head back to the college, finish her work, and maybe if she could finish the entire last two pages of her essay in the next forty-five minutes, she'd be able to get...around twenty minutes of game-play in before having to retire. This day couldn't have become much worse. Even as people began to crowd around the surrounding area and front exit.