“Perfect!” She jumped in place and clapped her hands together in excitement, despite the fact that Luke was still pressing her for information. Jeez, for a little kid, Luke wasn’t nearly as fun as Flora had hoped. Well, she supposed the Professor was usually the one behind setting these sorts of things up. And he did have a habit of disclosing their location before heading out, so as much as Flora wanted to keep her huge plan a huge secret, she guessed she’d have to let him know a few things.
“Well, I don’t want to spoil the whole adventure, but I guess I can give you a few details.” After all he really only wanted to know the destination, right? She could tell him that much. “We’re going back to St. Mystere! Aren’t you excited?” Because she sure was! Some might think that revisiting a town the girl knew inside and out would be boring, but there was always something she could get herself into there, especially since she knew her way around so well! There were so many secret shortcuts that only she knew about, and that was only the very beginning of it all!
And it would be nice to check on that family fortune of hers, even if she didn’t want to take any of it. After all, if she did, then wasn’t the whole place set to fall apart or something like that? Yeah, the people she surrounded herself with when she was younger were technically robots, but that didn’t matter. They were all still family to her.
[Back to St. Mystere? Gosh, it’d been such a long time since Luke had set foot in there, but it was definitely a village that imprinted itself in the thirteen-year-old’s mind. After all, an entire village composed of mechanical villagers! Who could forget such an adventure, especially the one where they’d first found Flora and even Baron Augustus Reinhold’s fortune? And, geez, it turned out to be one dangerous treasure. As soon as Luke heard that, as soon as it was touched, that it would cause the entire village to crumble, he recalled stiffening himself up–how could he cause all the villagers he’d come to know and adore simply go into a deep sleep, from which they’d never awaken? Gosh, the thought almost made him tremble, but he didn’t make that visible.]
[Still…a trip back to the village that earned him so many new friends, even if they were mechanical, and Flora’s arrival in his and the professor’s "family”, sounded pretty good to him. It’d be nice to pay St. Mystere a visit and see how everyone was faring! The whole talk of the trip made Luke glad that they’d decided not to lay a finger on the fortune awaiting behind the secret entrance, even if it would’ve made them filthy stinkin’ rich. No way was the brunet going to leave such an incredible village behind, and from what Flora had said herself, neither would she.]
Ooh, a journey to head back to St. Mystere! That sounds awfully fun to me, Flora–it’s been such a long time since we met you there, huh? [Oh, man, who cared that he was still dressed in his pajamas? Luke was absolutely psyched to pay his robotic friends a visit! Oh, but first…] Wait, Flora…h-how exactly are we going to get there? Can you drive yet…? I don’t think the professor would be too keen on us taking the Laytonmobile out, y'know…