‘Just this once. No one’s paying attention, so I guess it’s alright to....’ A young woman hesitantly came to a halt in front of the pet shop. By default, her facial expression constantly consisted of dullness, but an apparent brightness lit up her jade irises as they caught sight of what was on the other side of the window. In a glance, one would not think she was the kind of girl to admire ‘cute things’, but she did--in utter secrecy, that is. And what she favored among the cuteness category was definitely limited to mainly animals and nothing much else. Through the extensive display window, numerous puppies carelessly romped around in their play pen. When they took notice of the woman’s presence through the display window, they literally climbed all over one another just to reach her. Smirking faintly, Asherra gently placed a palm against the glass. Several of the puppies leaned up against the glass on their hind legs, furiously licking at the spot in which her palm had been placed. “If I could, I would take all of your asses home, but...well, you know how most apartment policies are.” Sighing with almost complete inaudibility, Asherra decided that it was time to move on. “I’ll come back this weekend to spend time with you all. Right now, I’ve got some studying to do.” After technically talking to herself, for the pups didn’t know what in the world she was saying--let alone it was uncertain as to whether they would even be able to perceive her words through the thick glass, she turned and resumed her walk home. She had just completed her day at college, and in all honesty, she was looking forward to going home to study, take care of what all else she needed to do, and generally relax on the Friday afternoon. Waist-length light brown hair rested over a black book-bag that looked as if it would greatly burden her slender stature, although to her, it felt like she was carrying an empty book-bag. If she’d been shorter than her height of 5’6”, she would appear incredibly out of place with the huge book-bag. Her light hair color contrasted vastly with her entire ensemble, which included nothing but dark hues. Loose dark blue cargo pants, black boots, and a fitted black T-shirt that actually didn’t conceal her slim curves. It was one of her favorites, unveiling that she valued simplicity on occasion in her fashion sense. She would have probably been off to work if not for her boss kindly offering to pay for her living expenses, which truly wasn’t much for an agency so large. It was the least he could do, considering that she did essentially work for free as an ‘agent’...but Asherra had never felt that he owed her anything since he did raise her after the unexpected incident. Approximately a quarter of a mile away from home, the young female became aware of something...rather peculiar. Well, it was not necessarily odd, but something certainly stood out with scene. Up ahead, a young man that looked to be around her age was merely standing in the middle of the sidewalk, glancing around with a ‘lost’ or dazed expression on his face. ‘What’s wrong with him? Is he lost?’ she mused, raising a brow as her pace slowed. He really looked genuinely disturbed by something, and it wasn’t in Asherra to completely ignore him as most of the people around here did. She didn’t blame them though. Most didn’t even notice the lad, nor did the ones that notice have time for him on their busy schedules. Some most likely thought he was just another ordinary lunatic. Perhaps it was due to her various abilities, but she could sense that that wasn’t the case. If Asherra didn’t have such a conscience, she’d have probably continued on about her business as well. However, as an agent, it was kind of her job to discreetly ensure that everyone was relatively safe and alright. Eventually, she was close enough to speak to him. In spite of her strong dislike for social events in general, she spoke in her usual casual manner. “Excuse me...?” she mildly queried to get his attention. “Are you alright? ...Do you need help with something?” she added, her trademark straight expression shining through. Her notions began to swim heavily at that very instant. ‘I knew this guy wasn’t normal. I’m detecting a high energy level from him. Better keep my guard up, just in case.’ she mused, mentally frowning. Unfortunately, the ‘just in case’ part was always somehow proven to be the correct case. Hopefully, it would not be the case today.