Spoiler: Night Under the Stars "Thank you for your purchase", a cheerful voice cried out of a shop. The exterior of the building was fairly plain in design. The foundation seemed to have been made out of hardened wood, or perhaps a more malleable stone. The wooden building itself had a contrasting coloration compared to the others in the surrounding area, being much darker in color, as if the porous wood had absorbed a numerous amount of smoke. A figure could be seen walking out the shop, cloaked in black. They could be seen carrying a wooden box, about medium size, hiding much of their midriff, well if their midriff could be seen. The sun had just begun to set over the horizon. Mothers called their children home, people stumbled their way to the tavern after a long days work; the hustle and bustle of the street began to quiet down for the night as the figure made their way through the street. ___ In an open field, the evening frost beginning to set in during these wintery months, a figure cloaked in black could be seen sitting down a wooden box on top of a tree stump. Moving a few logs large enough to sit upon closer to the stump, the figure opened the box. Revealed inside was a ceramic tea pot along with two glass cups and a tea kettle, in addition to these items, a smaller box existed inside. The figure taking the smaller box out and opening it, revealing tea leaves seemingly freshly picked. Setting up the tea kettle, the figure gathered some water from a stream flowing nearby, filling the kettle with it. The figure gathered some wood which appeared to be dried out, and created a small fire shortly afterwards. Blowing into their hands to warm up slightly, they placed a small tripod over the fire, setting the kettle on top of it. After getting the kettle set up, the figure set up the tea put, putting two to three servings of loose leaves into the strainer sitting inside the pot. Roughly fifteen minutes later, the kettle began to boil at an appropriate temperature. The figure, picking up the kettle, poured the boiling water into the tea pot, creating a steamy effect with the cold air. Putting the lid back on the tea pot, another three minutes passed as the figure waited for the tea leaves to seep into the water. Lifting the lid, the figure seemed to give a small chuckle, admiring the aroma. Quickly setting the up the cups on the tree stump, the figure began to pour two cups of tea. "Its delicious", the figure said with a smile on their face after taking a sip of the freshly brewed tea. "You will enjoy this blend", the figure let down their hood, revealing the face of Vandrin, bushy bearded, looking up at the night sky. The night sky, unaltered by the lights of a major city, revealed the majesty of the universe before his eyes, taking his breathe away despite how many times he had seen it before. Constellations filled his eyes, seeing many familiar sights. However, he was looking for a specific cluster of stars. Shortly after, "Ah there you are", he found what he was looking for. A cluster of stars in the shape of a woman took up a portion of the night sky. This constellation, Vandrin was very familiar with, so much so he was not surprised as it began to move. The cluster of stars began to come down in front of Vandrin, taking the shape of a woman. The figure, approximately human sized, set down on the log on the other side, picking up the other tea cup, taking a sip from it. "It really is delicious", the woman said with an elegant voice, which seemed to soothe the nerves of those who heard it. "I was hoping you'd like it", Vandrin said with a smile, taking another sip from his glass. "You don't have to come and see me during these chilled months you know", the woman said with a worried tone to her voice, "What would I do if you got sick?" "I promised to keep you company always", Vandrin said with a small laugh, "That includes during the wintery months" "What am I going to do with you boy?" the woman asked with a sigh, but seemed to be smiling. "Well for now", Vandrin started, "Enjoy that cup of tea, the whole set cost me fifteen large copper coins", he said with a nonchalant laugh "I really did pick a troublesome one", the woman said, taking another sip from the cup. "It is good to see you again", Vandrin said to the maiden made out of stars "I'm never far", she replied with the same smiling presence. "I know", he said taking another sip from the cup, "But its been awhile since you and I have sat down to drink tea together" he said with a smile. "It has", she said with a presence reminiscent of a sad smile, "hopefully we can drink together more often now that you are out of those woods", she said touching his face, "You really do need a shave Vandrin", she said with a laugh "I've realized", he said with a chuckle, touching her hand on his face, closing his eyes, "I'll be back to do this soon" "Good", the same elegant voice said. Opening his eyes, Vandrin found no trace of the woman made of stars. Looking around briefly, his eyes eventually focused on the empty cup sat opposite of him, "It might be time to trim it up a bit", he said touching his beard while smiling.