Sin kind of cowered away from the hyperactive mage, disturbed from the loud noises, and the migraine they had developed.
They had to wonder if Arwyn had figured out that they had more than one voice in their head from what she had said.
Arwyn went around the tavern to grab her knives that she had thrown earlier, then headed towards the door. "Move it or lose it," She said to them, "Meaningful conversation and relationship-making can be for later."
Finn did a cartwheel to her, dropping his witch hat but going back to pick it up. "You ever run out of energy, kid?" She asked. "Not that I know," Finn said, shrugging.
When everyone was together, Arwyn led them to Rita, who was not far. The old witch resided in a little cottage covered in flowers and herbs of many kinds. She was sitting on the porch, as if expecting them. Rita has light blue eyes and blue hair to match, which she kept up messily. He attire was composed of many different kinds of quilts and fabrics from all over.
Finn waved. "Hi Miss Witch!! I found Arwyn," he said, pointing at Arwyn. Rita nodded "Hi dearie," Rita said, smiling at her. "Don't 'hi dearie' me," Arwyn said with a scoff. "Stop sending people to my tavern- giving people directions to the wizard is your job! And get out of that ridiculous form!"
Rita chuckled, as she did so, her form changed and she shapeshifted into a younger version of herself, not more than in her 20s.
Sin had been a little embarrassed but otherwise allowed Gineye to snuggle into him. Sin shivered lightly, “ s-so a-are we really going to the wizard?” Sin asks shaking nervously, they wanted to be normal again. If they were ever normal in the first place.
( spoiler alert, they weren’t. They always had the seven deadly sins.)
"All will be revealed in time," Rita said Avalon, somehow evading the question. Rita then dramatically went back into her cottage.
"Rita!" Arwyn said in exasperation. Rita came back out. She was holding a pair of gloves, an amulet, and a helmet. "Soul Eater, these gloves are for you," Rita said with a wink. Finn skipped onto her porch excitedly and thanked her for the gloves, then put them on. Not even questioning what they did, he just trusted her.
"And of course, a nice amulet for this lad here," Rita walked towards Sin. "It'll help with your.. ah, problem," Rita seemed to know them more than they knew themselves, "Though I'm afraid you'll have to give it up during your journey and learn how to control them on your own."
"The gloves will help Finn control his curse, of course, so the magic he casts won't end up in fire," Rita anwsered Avalon. "Curse?" Finn asked hesitantly, the first time his smile faltered. "Ah, I've said too much," Rita smiled and ruffled Finn's hair, then turned back to Sin.
"The amulet allows them to come out, of course! Suppressing them's not the key, you have to get them to work together and agree on things," Rita said, "It's your duty as the host! .. Oh, and don't worry about touching it, it'll only work when you wear it. Put it on when you're ready."
"Gah, I'm so confused," Arwyn said, facepalming. "Rita, why are you doing this?!" Rita tried to sweep Arwyn into a hug, which of course she evaded, "Why to help you out, of course! My clairvoyance isn't the best, but I know you're gonna need this stuff on your quest. I sent these adventurers to you and enchanted these items before you guys came," Rita said happily. "Speaking of items.." Rita tossed the helmet to Avalon.