The bar was...unusually reticent, in the lower layers of her mind (and she hadn't pried further; she wasn't sure if she'd be noticed; she wasn't sure if offending would get her kicked out, and regardless of whether it was actually safe it was safer than anywhere else she'd been for the past...three years?) so she couldn't be sure this place wasn't really a trap of some kind, but the higher layers gave a plausible explanation that didn't involve being a trap, and whatever else it was warm and dry and had food. Her guard was probably a full 25% down. Positively trusting, these days.
"Oh, force multipliers. Good stuff."
"Any specific prospects? People who just need some oomph and then they'll take it from there?"
"I think I'd need to sit down with my spreadsheets for a while before I made any firm choices but I have some ideas."
"It's not stalking if all you care about is their ability and inclination to do good and not any personal information and the only things you put in their file are fully public anyway!"
"It might be a little bit stalking. But all for a good cause."
"Close enough. So--what kind of magic do you think would be the most useful versus fluffs? We could see if the Ancients had an insight into relevant fields."
"I'm not sure. Divination type stuff maybe just so I know more about what I'm dealing with - I'm sure that whatever species they are doesn't natively look like fluffs, for instance, I don't know how they got to Earth or how they found it..."
"Well, at least your new spell falls into that category. Bar?"
"...I have no idea how advanced these are."
Bella eyes the books, but says, "If I start studying I will spend hours doing it and your parents might reappear before we can abscond."
"...That's a point. Shall we abscond?"
"I think that sounds like a good idea."
"I assume you still have the same room from last time?"
"Excellent." She moves towards the stairs and holds out her hand with a bow and a flourish.
Bella trots up to her, takes her hand, kisses it, and heads up.