This was a rare opportunity! It had come about from unpleasant circumstances. The elderly witch she served had passed away, and so Viv got an impromptu vacation while the estate’s asserts were settled. She had at least a week before she needed to return to London, but that would hopefully be plenty of time for her to complete her mission.
There were rumors that a new species of magical nettle had been found in the forests of Spain. They were calling it “Blessed Deadnettle” and Vivianne was absolutely determined to find and study it. And she was prepared. She had several days rations and water in her bag, as well as some other camping supplies. Her clothes were practical: hiking shoes, lightweight pants, a simple t-shirt, and gloves.
Viv was wandering in a remote forest within the Redes National Park, away from where the muggle tourists explored. It was maybe not the smartest thing to be adventuring alone, but she hadn’t run into anything too dangerous yet. As she was getting deeper in the forest she started spotting more magical creatures, such as some shy bowtruckles. It must mean she was headed in the right direction!
But then she got distracted for the fiftieth time by another plant, this time a blooming fanged geranium. She pulled out her messy notebook and pen and started scrawling down observations while stating just out of reach from the flower.