Tabika's head was bent low as she worked, mixing multicolored liquids between jars. Her slightly curled, mousy brown hair fell in waves down her slim back. Her jade green eyes gave a small twinkle of excitement as she selected a small stirring rod from the old canister beside her, mixing the watery ingredients into a sludgy brown solution in a cup.
A sudden gust of cold wind forced the canister over, spilling the solution and soaking the parchment that Tabika was scribbling the steps onto. In a haste, she yanked the information out of the way before the sogginess spread to her chicken-scratch handwriting.
She let out a small sigh, realizing that she would have to rewrite the steps. She looked towards the open window and gave a foul glare to it. A small 'mow' followed by a purring noise came from just below it, where a small black cat sat, his tail swishing. Tabika knew that the cat had pushed through an opening in the frame, in turn opening the window. She gave the furry creature a gla