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A Revitalizing Day

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"Thank you for finding the potion ingredients for me!" the NPC says cheerily. "Allow me to heal your wounds as thanks."

"Oh, that's okay, we didn't—" Maple starts to explain, but there's already a glowing light around the NPC as she starts casting a spell.

"It's a scripted conversation," Sally tells her. "She doesn't know our HP is still at full."

"I guess you're right." Maple nervously scratches her cheek, as if she's embarrassed to be wasting the NPC's time. She always treats NPCs like real people instead of computer programs, and it's adorable every time.

"Heal!" the NPC shouts, and Sally's body tingles as the magic hits her, even if it doesn't affect her HP bar.

Maple, for her part, lets out a little kitten sneeze. "Hey, that tickles!"

Sally giggles. "Haven't you had a healing spell cast on you before?"

"No, I just use potions." She wrinkles her nose. "I like those better, this felt really weird."

Sally can't help laughing again, making Maple pout at her. "What's so funny?"

"Nothing." Sally leans in and kisses her cheek. "You're just really cute, that's all."

Her face turns pink, and Sally thinks it's the perfect ending to today's quest.