The smell of coffee was tingling Sasha's nose. The smell of coffee tingled Sasha's nose. It was not only an addiction for her but also a passion. She quickly got out of bed, put on his slippers, and ran downstairs to grab the magical liquid that usually dispels drowsiness in seconds.
"Not too long ago ... and you shall keep the back door close, else someone might 100% break-in!" Aness replied while taking a sip from her coffee.
"I was too tired to care. Anyway, I'll get ready for work soon. I'll bring the book after my working hours. Can we meet at 7 pm then?"
"Yes, yes. Don't bother opening for me. I still have the keys to your house that you gave me three years ago. Also, you'd better take a few weeks. I feel like something is approaching fast."
"Will do. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must get going. I am afraid my boss won't be too happy if I am late."
Meanwhile, Sasha was working, Aness did not wait a moment and ran to the local bookstore. When she entered the store, she realized it was not easy to find the book she needed. There were many levels in the shop and even if there were signs indicating the type of books from each sector, it would have taken her years to find the correct book. She started looking for some staff. While wandering around, she saw a guy who was browsing through a book. She confidently approached him and asked:
"Excuse me, do you know where I can find books to help me translate a book from Latin to English?"
"What type of Latin?" he asked while he took his eyes off the book for a couple of seconds.
"What do you mean by the type of Latin?"
"Well... how old is the book?"
"Very old... We are speaking before Christ."
"I'm afraid you won't find a book here to help you with that. At least not in this shop," he replied.
"So where? I need something to help me," Aness said panicked.
"I have a friend, and she is a linguist in dead languages. She might help you. But I must mention that she can be a bit crazy sometimes."
"Not any crazier than us, especially after everything that happened to both me and Sasha." Aness thought. Then she answered "I don't mind a bit of craziness. I would love some help."
"Brilliant. I can give her a call. What's the name of the book?" he asked while he took his phone out of his pocket.
"In Latin, it's called 'Mortiferum' as I recall."
" Wait for a second, what? Are you joking or something?" he asked.
His expression changed drastically from a calm and relaxed face to one where his muscles were so stiff that he could barely say anything else. Aness quickly realized this aspect and tried to calm him down by saying: "I have no interest in joking around with those things. And I can see that my answer came as a shock to you, but bare in mind that I never lie."
"I am so sorry, I didn't mean to come across as being rude, but I know that the book you are speaking about it is supposed to be a myth."
"Why would you say that? I have it at home... well, my friend's house, but anyway."
"Well, I have to see that to believe it is not a fake or a prank of some people selling fake artifacts to other humans to gain a lot of money."
"How would you even know if it a fake or not?" Aness asked curiously.
"Oh, where are my manners? My name is David and I am a Doctor in History as a specialty, I study the history of religions. If you are up to it, I can convince my friend to come over asap to check the book."
"Sure... That sounds like a deal. " Aness said.
After they exchanged phone numbers, Aness texted him the address and the time that he and his friend needed to come and vanished as quickly as possible from the shop without saying goodbye. When she arrived in her car, she called Sasha and told her "Girl, don't worry about the book, please come home as soon as possible."
"Oh shambles. I can tell from your voice that something really good happened. Do I even want to know?"
"Oh, shut up! You will thank me later!! Did you take that holiday?"
"Yes, everything was approved, but now I have to instruct the other paralegal about what she has to do as long as I will be gone. If you let me finish in here, I will be home earlier and you can tell me everything."
"Sure, girl. See you home!" was the last thing Aness said before closing the call. Then she started the car and drove to the closest store to do some basic grocery shopping and get going with her daily schedule.