Adrien and Nino led pretty average lives, and they shared a relatively sparse apartment. There were a few remarkable exceptions to both these statements.
For one thing, in the living room there was a snazzy hi-fi system occupying a good third of their table space. It had been Adrien’s birthday present for Nino, disguised as a necessary purchase for his own witchcrafting needs. “I’m trusting you to recommend me something top-of-the-line,” Adrien had said, clapping his best friend on the shoulder for good measure. He didn’t want his friend to compromise on his preference for fear that it was too extravagant. “Surround sound, you know? The ritual might not work if there isn’t, um... an aural bubble! For the magic to, um, focalise in.”
Luckily, Nino had been too engrossed in gazing covetously around the electronics store to notice Adrien’s lying stutter.
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