Millie, for her part, has become trapped in her own distraction. "Wait... so it's five points for a touch down, two points for a goalpost kick... and three points for a penalty kick? Okay, I think I've got it. I don't know how anybody remembers all this stuff though, it's making my brain spin! How did you get into the sport?" She listens avidly, asking questions, her efforts momentarily set aside for honest curiosity.
The man smiles. "I'm from Australia, actually. One of the Four Pillars of the free world. Same way people get into football. You grow up with it. Rugby, Cricket, and Monster Hunting. There's actually a broken Shard near where I live...so we have a major influx of Beasts in the area. You ever seen a psychic alligator? I have. It could turn invisible. That...was not fun. Fortunately, the doctor says the thing was sterile. Then there was the mad scientist who tried to fuse Koalas and Porcupines..."
The Scientist at the group, meanwhile, grabs Seina and drags her to the van...pushing her in. "Stop flirting...and it would have worked if they hadn't stopped me!" With that...the driver sighs...before writing down a phone number, and jetting off...
At which point, Millie notices that Celia is missing. In fact...pretty much EVERYONE is missing. The....'investigation' plan is going to need some additioanl people..."
"...Oops." Millie frowns as the van takes of. "Um, so what do we do now? ...Chii?" Belatedly, she turns around, mouth agape. She tips her hat back, wavering on her feet. "...Celia? Chii?" In disbelieve, the magus turns around again, and again, circling a few times as her eyes scan her surroundings wildly. "Hello? Hello!? Chii? Celia?" When she finally stops, Millie stares blankly ahead. She mumbles in a nonsense language--pleadingly at first, then with a shaky confidence. Finally, she takes a heavy breath."
"Oh, but I REALLY should have bought that phone already."
With a distraught huff, Millie takes off at a run to the bus station.