Tomes and Scrolls | Lucifer and Steve
Going to prison sucked for a lot of reasons. There were the obvious ones of course, but being incarcerated often meant that one’s dickish family sold or gave away the lion’s share of one’s large book collection. They hadn’t gotten rid of everything, but Lucifer discovered upon becoming a free man that he had a distressing amount of books he had to buy again.
Luckily, Tomes and Scrolls - specialist bookshop - took special orders. He’d come in at the start of the year with a list of things to order, and apparently the first wave was in. Lucifer entered the store and caught the eye of an attendant, who explained that his large order was in the back and would need ‘just a moment’ to prepare for him. That was twenty minutes ago.
After ten minutes, Lucifer had started grabbing books at random and reading them until they ceased being interesting. The professor was leaning against a shelf, ignoring everyone who walked by unless they were wearing the store uniform. That is, until someone politely said “Excuse me”, and Lucifer realized he was blocking a large section of books.
“Whoops,” Lucifer said facetiously as he slid to the side and waved hand dramatically, as if presenting the books to the newcomer.