Zack stood silently in the centre of his room a letter in his hand. He did not move for a while, merely staring at the letter. Was today the day when he would hand over this letter to the one he had written it for? He sighed deeply. So much had been on his mind as of recently. The guild had received heavy damage from the priory, the recent assasination attempts both inside and outside the guild, and just being a guild master. On top of that he had the monkey king to worry about as well as the four sky kings and sky emperor Shangdi. So much on his mind. So much that it was almost overwhelming. Then of course he had the final piece of his nightmare, the spirit Ophiuchus who had allowed him to grow to such heights of power, but now wanted the body to himself. He wanted control and Zack had seen what letting Ophiuchus take control was like. It would not end well for people. So with all his other stresses he also had to keep his mind strong so he could keep control. The only time he truly felt free from stress was in combat. Something he could focus his entire body and mind on and a time when Ophiuchus and his consciousnesses became closer to being one. Yet he could not relay these troubles on others. Even Tikaani, formerly known as Devon, was not the right sort of person to be burdened with this. She would try to solve everything herself and that was something she could not do. No, in truth he needed friends who could relate to his issues, but sadly he had none. The closest was probably Aiyana, who too was now part celestial spirit. However, she did not have one like Ophiuchus. No, her body was completely her own now, even if it was that of a celestial. He was truly alone in his situation. Once the letter was handed over a few of his burdens would dissapear and he could go with Tikaani to pursue the others. Then perhaps he could find a way to remove Ophiuchus but not lose the power he had gained whilst bonded with the serpent bearer. He sighed deeply. It was not likely to be the case any time soon.
He twisted the letter in his hand staring at the name on the front. Well, it wasn't so much a name as single letter. The letter had the potential to go to two people, but which it would go to hadn't been decided yet. He went over to his desk and picked up a pen scratching down a second letter. Again this did not confirm or deny who it was going to. He sighed deeply raising his pen for another stroke when there was a knock at his door. The voice was familiar, it was that of Natalia ,and as such didn't cause him to tense up too much. She was a strange one. In terms of raw magical power she probably outclassed even him, but she had no means to control it and it surged out randomly. He'd lost count of the amount of times he'd had to defrost people or rooms.
With a flick of his wrist the letter flew across the room and into a safe which immediately closed and locked before entering the wall. The wall then sealed over perfectly showing no sign that there was anything behind it. "You may enter Natalia." Zack said calmly though in truth he was worried. It was rare for people to approach his room unless they wanted something and Natalia wasn't the type to want something that much. Had there been another assasination attempt or something similar? He flicked his wrist and his sword, currently resting in a bracket on the wall, flew over to him and sheathed at his back. If there was trouble he was definitely not leaving without Serpens.