Zozola or "Zozo" as she prefers to be called is one of the Whispered Wish's hosts. Lily met her one evening while entertaining at the Whispered Wish and Lily found her to be pleasant company. Later that evening, the two shared two shots of the Wish's infamous Mystery Shots together; conconctions that induce random feelings and effects to the imbibers. When the shotglasses lay empty, Lily felt an intense fascination with Zozo, bordering on obsession. As fate would have it, Zozo's shot rendered her in the same type of state towards her, and they soon found themselves huddled together on the couch, spilling life stories. The two related their pasts to each other: Lily telling of her loneliness and isolation while Zozo related her feelings of helplessness in her life's future being dictated for her by her family. Though the effects of the drinks would later fade, the close bond the two shared that night would not and they would continue to see each other long into the night during future Wishing Hours.
Those familial ties would soon bind her, as Zozo felt compelled to flee from the Wish to protect her closest friends from her family's terrible retribution. Unwilling to abandon her beloved friend, Lily worked together with Daerin Roda and Lalamune Zazamune from the Wish to mount a daring rescue operation regardless of the personal risk. Thankfully, they were able to recover Zozo from a grim fate and spirit her back to the Wish safely.
By her side through most of her recovery, Lily spent much time with Zozola to ensure the trauma she sustained during the ordeal would be lessened as much as possible. Their friendship grew closer, and the two found every excuse imaginable to spend their days and evenings near each other. Many moons later, Lily would soon come under her own duress from the Voidsent Lydaea who subsequently possessed and stole Lily away leaving Lily's friends to believe she had died. Devestated by the loss of her friend but suspicious that there was something more to Lily's disappearance, Zozola played a pivotal part in destroying Lydaea's control over Lily. After such a harrowing ordeal in which Lily was nearly lost forever, Lily and Zozola both realized that there was more to their feelings then mere friendship and bared their hearts to each other. Professing their love for each other, the two swore they would be at each other's side through anything and look forward to a brighter future together.
Lily and Lalamune are close friends, many parallels running between the pair. Sharing a love for reading, Lily and Lalamune struck up a strong friendship over several nights at the Whispered Wish as they would drink together and share companionship over many topics of discussion. Charming, smart, and a wonderful mixer of drinks, "Zaz" has become one of Lily's closest friends and confidants. The two's bond would only deepen over time as they worked together to save their mutual friend Zozola from a horrible fate. Zaz brings a learned perspective to Lily's relatively sheltered life, teaching her on many topics the young woman didn't even know existed, while Lily's unique life experiences have proven to be captivating for the scholar.
These days, Zaz and Lily are many things together: aetherical peers, friendly martial rivals, occasional lovers, and above all else - the dearest of friends.
[Lalamune's Carrd: https://lalamune.carrd.co/]
Daerin and Lily primarily met when Zozola was taken away from the pair by her family. Daerin's fanatical loyalty to her charge and Lily's devotion to her friend would see the two soon become friends working together to bring the lass back to them. Though the two were eventually successful, Daerin and Lily remained companions that had been drawn together by the circumstances. Daerin carries herself with a quiet confidence and commanding presence that Lily respects and admires, and she finds herself listening to Daerin's advice above most others.
Daerin has been brushing up Lily on her martial techniques with the lance, as Lily wanted to better prepare herself for an eventuality where she simply couldn't heal a problem away. With Daerin's assistance (And her friendly rivalry with Zaz growing), Lily's skill with the lance is slowly improving. Lily is happy for her growing skillset, but secretly is happy just for the excuse to spend more time with her beloved friends.
[Daerin's Bio: ]
Lily and Reina met at a bar where the two forged a friendship over -many- tankards of ale and glasses of whiskey. A carefree woman of sailing and adventure, Reina's stories of the places she's been and the sights she has seen have fascinated the otherwise sheltered girl. Lily finds Reina's lifestyle to be captivating and finds herself drawn to the woman in a way she finds hard to explain to herself. Lily often found herself spending evenings listening to Reina's many stories and enjoying her sharp wit. Lily hopes to join Reina on one of her next voyages someday, sailing off into the horizon in search of the adventures she has only read about.
For a time, the two were inseparable companions, spending time together and going onto adventures. However, Lily was most recently involved in trying to rescue her dear friend from danger when Reina got into some trouble with pirates. Reina was abducted one evening, leaving Lily alone and afraid she had once again been abandoned in her life. Reina managed to escape, though Lily had some dangerous experiences along the way. More protective of her beloved friend than ever now, Lily is carefully trying to navigate the narrow path between being overly-nurturing and suffocating the free-spirited woman. Recovering from the ordeal, Reina has since begun to travel a new path, spending time apart from Lily in order to find herself after her harrowing ordeal much to Lily's sorrow.
[Reina's Bio: https://reinacantlin.carrd.co/]
Lily met Farah in one of her very few excursions to a social event. Meeting at a cafe, the two quickly formed a rapport and became close friends. A natural troublemaker, Farah serves as a foil to Lily's reserved nature and the two often end up getting into hijinks together. Farah is slowly helping Lily to come out of her social shell, and encourages her at every opportunity. Despite being older than her Lily sees Farah as the older sister she never had, and trusts Farah completely. She would be at her friend's side at a moment's notice if needed.
Farah has begun to forge her own path in life, recently meeting a fiance and having other life circumstances change. Lily continues to support her best friend as much as possible, but secretly worries that Farah's increasing responsibilities will eventually take Farah away from her for good - an unlikely outcome, but something haunting Lily's daydreams nonetheless.
[Farah's Bio: https://wiki.ffxiv-roleplayers.com/pages/User:Farah_Forsythe]
Lily found a kindred spirit when she met Bhaldbyrm at the Whispered Wish one day. A giant of a man with a gentle spirit, Lily found that the two of them both shared the same social anxiety, especially when it came to matters of romance. Now that Lily is slowly overcoming that anxiety, she finds herself doing her best to gently prod Bhaldbyrm along the same course. The two have become close friends, comfortable enough around each other to tease one another about each other's insecurities. She finds herself beginning to eagerly anticipate their evenings together, whether at the Whispered Wish or otherwise. Bhaldbyrm would likely do anything to keep Lily safe, and by that same token, Lily would have her friend's back at a moment's notice if he became hurt.
[Bhaldbyrm's Bio: https://bhaldbyrm-anch.carrd.co/]
La'nette is Lily's maid and assistant at her Apothecary Shoppe. She is a cheerful woman, absolutely dedicated to her craft to the point of obsession, and excellent at her job. La'nette is wholeheartedly loyal to Lily, going out of her way to ensure that Lily gets ample rest and relaxation while in her care. From cooking to cleaning to fighting to companionship, Lanette does it all with a cheerful smile on her face.
Lily did not originally intend to hire a maid for her shop, but when La'nette misconstrued one of Lily's statements as a contract of hire, Lily could not disappoint her when she saw how overjoyed she became. All things considered, Lily is grateful to have La'nette, the shop having never looked better and the volume of work once again within managable levels due to La'nette's assistance. Lily still struggles with how to handle the fussy maid, particularly when it comes to La'nette's pampering of her wellbeing. Lily's humble and simple nature sometimes leave her feeling a bit ostentatious when engaging in such indulgences as bubble baths and massages given by the maid. She does her best to oblige the maid during these moments, even managing to enjoy it sometimes, but the dramatic lifestyle change has been quite the challenge for Lily to grasp.
[La'nette's Bio: ]
Mynne is a spunky young conjurer acolyte that Lily was assigned to assist in mentoring. Mynne is hotheaded, spunky, and a socializer... so everything Lily isn't, in other words. Nevertheless, Lily and Mynne get along great, with Mynne appreciating Lily's genuity and Lily having a soft spot for the young Miqo'te. Lily does her best to check in on Mynne from time to time, knowing that she is prone to get into mischief but also allowing the miqo'te the freedom to make her own mistakes. Lily and Mynne are as much good friends as they are mentor and pupil.
[Mynne's Character Sheet: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/28936868/]