She smiled lightly as the woman looked down at her map at the mention of the lake. Most people came up here for the lake, apparently people said you could hear the singing voices of mermaids up here though Serah hadn’t ever heard anything, not yet any way. There was definitely a mystical feel about the place though, the forest too felt rather magical as cheesy as that sounded. Tilting her head a little, curls falling over her shoulder, she seemed a little embarrassed to admit she was somewhat lost. There really wasn’t anything to be ashamed about, Serah had gotten lost multiple times when she first came here, even now she did, this world was so vast.
“A traveller huh?” She repeated, well even seasoned travellers got lost. On that note Mog came floating back, wanting to see what the hold up was, placing himself above Serah’s shoulder acting like everything was normal. “Did you travel a lot back in your world?” She asked, Serah was a bit of a traveller herself…well a time traveller any way. Before then she really hadn’t done much exploring, the little she had done put her in deep trouble.
“Well the lake is pretty popular, there’s a waterfall there it’s rather beautiful” she offered, “and the Great Tree maybe? You’ve probably seen it on your travels its hard to miss” she chuckled lightly, you could see it wherever you went. “Most people just stay in the villages though, probably because theres a lot of monsters around” she added even though she was sure the majority of the people here could take care of themselves. “Tifa? Well its nice to meet you I’m Serah” she nodded as she held out a hand to sake the others. “And this…” she paused briefly looking over to Mog by her side “is Mog my companion,” she’d gotten into the habit of introducing Mog to everyone she met. The moogle waved in reply, “its nice to meet you kupo!” He spoke cheerfully.
Tifa beamed slightly. Moogles weren’t an uncommon sight, but after seeing it for so long as a moogle-resembling machine that Cait Sith would use, it was a little stunning to see one floating around and talking. ”Eh heh, yeah. You’re looking at a traveler right here. Mm, yeah, I’ve had my share of travels. Pretty much went around my entire world.” It felt strange to talk about things from the past, but in a sense, they were nostalgic memories, too. There was a lot of hardship and pain, but it was still something she could not forget so easily.
“The lake? A waterfall, too, huh?” Tifa repeated, unable to help her lips curling upward into a smile. ”Sure sounds like a relaxing place.” Maybe what Tifa needed right now was to go to someplace relaxing instead of worrying so much. Of course, she had a reason to worry, but if there was nothing she could do right now about getting home, she might as well enjoy the scenery while she could. ”Yeah, I keep seeing that tree around. Let me guess. It’s important, isn’t it?” The brawler had recalled seeing the Great Tree from time to time. She had often wondered what it was and what it was doing there, but at the time, she had been more preoccupied with thoughts of home than investigating the Great Tree from afar.
“The villages?” Now, this has been something Tifa has heard once or twice in the past through overhearing exchanges, not that she knew what it all meant or where to go.
Though there were many questions on the young woman’s mind, she was glad to have met the girl—and her moogle companion, too. ”It’s nice to see you, too, Mog.” Tifa couldn’t help but feel a little envious of Serah for having someone with her constantly on her travels. Being alone on a long, unwinding journey… While it gave Tifa some time to think and ponder over her circumstances, she didn’t want to be stuck here for a while and without any company.