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Asta found herself with too much time on her hands and an equally as great amount of curiosity. Some might say it had to be with stereotypical cat like behavior, a statement Asta herself would beg to differ. In truth she would be offended by the idea that she was at all behaving like she should. Be this as it may, her sudden on set of wonder lust had landed her at the alchemy shop. It was a pleasant enough afternoon and Asta saw nothing wrong with spending her time perusing the items for share.
Typical of the kind of shop it was there were bottles made of colored glass of various kinds and raw ingredients for those so inclined to brew together something themselves. Asta was eyeing the glass bottles semi enchanted by the colors they left on the floor when the sun shone through the glass and left brightly colored patches of light on the floor.
She shook her head bringing herself out of whatever revelry the color light had induced. She moved from the display towards the rawer ingredients. It was not as though she didn't trust the shop owner or their suppliers..entirely. It was simply Asta trusted herself more than other people whose experience levels she did not know, she had seen the results of botched alchemy once and it was not something she cared to relive.
A bunch of dried leaves caught her attention and she picked them up to get a better look at the bunch. The were a dark green and slightly pointed in their leaves. Asta was sure she had seen the plant species before, she brought it to her nose and breathed them in, the characteristic smell coming from the dried leaves confirmed that she had found the leaves she was looking for.
She was debating on rather or not it was worth her time to invest in them. She had no immediate use for them, but she did not see them often and it might be worth her time to collect them now. Given the time of year it might be next year before she did again, after all it did have a short growing season and drying any kind of plant was always a delicate matter. Hence why she was looking in a story herself rather than forging in the wilderness.