There was nothing left for her at home anymore.
Grassveil was rife with activity, as usual. Normally Dion wouldn't mind the hustle and bustle, but today everything set her on edge. Today colors seared her eyes and sounds hurt her ears. She had to leave, had to go somewhere, though she had no particular place in mind. Maybe she’d head for the Guild. There was more of a relaxed aura there.
The Snubbull kept her head down and her pace quick as she snaked through the crowd, shrugging away the paws of overly enthusiastic vendors. Those who weren’t used to the busy town life often got distracted by in-your-face shopkeepers and sellers, but Dion was a thoroughbred local. She knew how to steer through a crowd, how to step into vendors’ blind spots so they didn’t see her walk past. Having a permanent scowl and a generally unapproachable air also helped.
Someone accidentally dipped a banner in front of her face. She reflexively snapped at it, teeth flashing like knives in the too-blue of the sky, and it quickly flitted out of her sight.
A moment later she came to the end of the street and found herself face-to-face with a Bounsweet resting in the shade. She grunted something that sounded vaguely like a greeting and turned to leave, but then paused. As a local, she was also capable of distinguishing visitors from inhabitants. This one looked like a visitor. A lost visitor, to be exact. She sighed, which sounded more like a growl what with how aggressively she forced it out of her throat.
“Oi. You lost or something?” Dion snapped, voice so flinty it could strike a fire right there on the grass. She didn't mean to sound so harsh, not really, but that was just how she normally sounded. And she wasn't exactly having a great time at the moment either.