‘So the Wizard world treating you good?’
That question had its challenges in being answered for Imai. Firstly, choosing to be a mage was quite a tough decision, especially with his overprotective parents. When Mashyuu asked his that question, it made him remember how much it took for him to convince those old guys to let him follow his dream. It was truly his greatest desire to become a mage, and he hadn’t regretted it one, single second. That basically meant that the world, the world of magic that he’d experienced for a while now had been blessing him with manifold adventures to be remembered eternally. Therefore, his response was a clear and quick nod to Mash’-senpai’. “You have no idea…”
he cockily replied.
And suddenly, there they were; inside the rather ghastly forest with every corner engulfed in horror. Somewhy, Sei began shaking. “Huh…”
He could feel Sei’s vibrations on his back. He couldn’t blame the alien; it was a very creepy place to be. Mashyuu asked out about a count of nine… Imai didn’t understand his reason for questioning, until he too counted the dead corpses of deers. “Yeah, you’re right…”
he mumbled in the middle of counting up to nine corpses and… surprisingly, a lady appeared from behind a tree, at first shocking Imai. However, as she spoke to them with a calm and quite pleasuring tone, his heart began pounding again. She said that she wasn’t here to harm them, but rather help them through wherever they were.
Mashyuu appeared to fathom the situation and accepted her help, while Imai still wondered about what she meant by ‘if you will help me’. She didn’t tell what exactly that she needed help with; perhaps she was trapped in here too. Not wanting to get too far behind them, he leaped onto his feet and spectated as the lady engulfed them with a large circle of light, apparently sending them to another location. Question marks appeared on top of his head as it was basically the first time that he’d been teleported; he hoped that it wouldn’t leave any side-effects on him for later. At the new spot, there were more space, but when he took a look around, he noticed the extremely strange phenomenon of a dark sun above them. “What in the heavenly douche is that about..?”
he let out at once, while lowering his gaze to spot yet another stranger; this time, it wasn’t human. THEY weren’t human. “!!!”
Immediately, he grabbed onto his telescope and prepared himself to face the strange beasts that were appearing before them, one giant and two smaller ones that raced around the group with intimidating howls. “Watch out!!!”
he tried to warn the lady as the smaller monsters reached for her, but she was quick enough to teleport the group of wizards to another spot. It happened a little too quick as Imai had to shake his head in order to follow up. Last thing that was heard was Mashyuu who asked him to keep the strange lady safe. “Count on me!”
he replied with a grin. And so, the smaller ones began charging at Imai and the lady again, but he was set to bring them down as they would try to rip them to sheds.
As Mashyuu made an entire scene at the other side, Imai engulfed his fist in a bluish nebula as one of the smaller beasts came too close. “Begone!!!”
Sending it a knee to the face, he staggered it long enough to manifest the nebula into a blue light ball right in front of its face. The beam was launched, and so did it push away the monster with strong force. The other tried to jump on him as he was distracted, but he sent his telescope right into its stomach, following up with another light ball that would sent it flying. Those monsters had taken some damage from those attacks, only to get knocked back by Hoseki’s contribution; a roar of light from above that crushed down onto every monster in the arena. They were doing quite the destruction to the opening in the forest, which could easily be seen from even miles away. The woman was safe, so Imai would keep on keeping the smaller monsters, and eventually, the greater monster away from her. She was their only way of transport at the moment…
(POST #5, 1693/8000 WC)