The first day that I met Sepa was also the first day that I made tortilla soup. I was a highschooler, currently enthralled with articles that essentially taught one how to be an adult. One of the articles talked about how great a slow cooker is for saving time and energy. Before leaving for work or college classes, you’d prepare all of the ingredients for dinner and throw them in the slow cooker. When you got home, boom! A nice, warm meal is there waiting for you. Me, being the dumbass that I am, scrounged up the birthday money that I had and bought a slow cooker so that years in the future when I get an apartment, I’d also have a slow cooker. (I still don’t have an apartment and they don’t let you use slow cookers in the college dorms.)
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Praying mantises are efficient predators. Relying on the element of surprise, they ambush their prey, snagging them with their raptorial forelegs. The orchid mantis takes this one step further where they mimic orchid flowers in order to lure pollinating bugs to them. Beautiful and deadly, that is Lady Vendetta.
Our first meeting took place in the dead of night on a small bridge. That night, the locusts spirits of the land came to me, chattering about the arrival of a mysterious visitor. The excited voices of the horde filled my room but the words of the Swarm Leader cut through them. She told me that she had arranged a meeting for me with this visitor and that she would lead me to them. No additional details were given but the Swarm Leader was one of my trusted allies and I was bored, so I followed her into the darkness.
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