I walk into Lukas' Workshop. Across the room, @Xonos_Darkgrate1 is crafting his next Origins Episode. He's chewing on the end of his pen, and he DOESN'T look happy.
I think I'd better stay away...
I see @Hanna_Brassheart and @Annaliese_Dancemuddle waiting in line for the wardrobe.
"You wouldn't think it would take @Emily_Purplebottle that long to change, she always wears practically the same thing," says Hanna, hopping from one foot to another impatiently.
"Probably figuring out which dye to use," says Annaliese.
My eyes are drawn to the other side of the room. @Ariella_Newheart is working on something at the tables over there.
"Oy!" I say. "Whatcha workin' on?" Ariella jumps and turns around quickly, holding something behind her back.
"Oh, er...OY!" she replies, a little too brightly. "Um, hi! Nice outfit! Wait did you re-dye that Santa hat? It looks great with your dress...."
Something's suspicious here. Ariella's talkative, but she doesn't babble. I notice that the vial chest is open. There's also a weird sort of smoke rising behind her.
"Ariella, wasn't Lukas experimenting with some plants over here?" I ask. The smell is beginning to confirm my suspicions.
"He was..." she replies slowly, beginning to edge away. My eyes narrow, and I step to one side. She falls for the feint, and I reach around and snatch the vial from her hand. My eyes widen as I behold the somewhat sticky vial, filled with an orange liquid.