In lieu of an actual post with, yanno, substance, I'll just mention that I'd like to see Venus Vanguard actually keep up its front as a store, selling various trinkets and clothes (probably vastly overpriced) to people who manage to find its relatively unfriendly location under the bridge. Come to think of it, how does Lucia support her lifestyle, anyway? The store seems almost designed to keep customers away, and I don't think monster-hunting is really all that profitable.
I'm not even sure Sumire's being paid. Lola probably isn't, or it'll all contravene some child labour laws somewhere.