Ana flinched as he spat the word at her; he had never insulted her like that, if at all. In fact, she was certain she had never heard him insult any woman before - even speaking about distasteful women was done with care and respect. She stood frozen as he paced out, staring into nothingness. It felt like hours before she finally came back to her senses, the tears having already dried on her cheekbones. She hadn't even been aware she'd been crying.
Sniffing and wiping under her eyes, she looked around the now empty home. And always, in a state of loss, she did what she knew best. She picked up a cloth and began to clean. Many questioned why she wouldn't just use magic to clean, but there was something therapeutic to her to do it by hand, and she certainly did scrub hard and thoroughly.
It paused, however, when Ana came to Levi's potion cabinet. He always brought home a few he'd made from the lab to either continue his studies or use for general medical purposes. Her eyes scanned over the bottles, and they landed on several full bottles of sleeping draught. It was clear that neither of them seemed to struggle dozing; both were far more likely to reach for a book or hot drink before thinking about using a potion.
But as she looked at the brimming glass bottles, an idea began to formulate, as stupid as it was. There was enough here to take out an elephant! Biting her lip, Ana grabbed a nearby bag and began to carefully place the bottles of the draught inside, taking care not to break them.
She'd already decided she wouldn't stay in a home that clearly no longer welcomed her, and began to pack a few essentials to take elsewhere. Clearly it was too late to travel to Russia, and she wouldn't dare go back to Germany. Perhaps she could go to Kolya's, though...wasn't he working late? She hoped Hera wouldn't mind her going over on Valentines Day...
Ah. Valentines Day. Hadn't Hera shut up shop early to go on a date?
The Blood Moon Inn and Dahl's Inn clearly weren't options either. Damn it. Ana ran her hand through her hair. Wherever she went, she would have to get there before it got too late.
She glanced back at the apartment again, but then began to feel bad for taking the potions. Sighing, she stepped back up to the shelf. But instead of placing the potions back, she left a bag of galleons to pay for them. Not that Levi needed the money...but she didn't want to steal from him. Then again, he might be insulted regardless. But she decided to leave the coins and headed out of the door to try and find somewhere else to stay the night.