Grateful that he'd been willing to wait for her while she prepared herself (she knew a person or two that would have just left her behind), Neru returned his smile with one as natural as she could manage, even if the action felt a bit strange on her face. "I am now,"
she replied as they began to walk. She kept her eye out around them warily, one hand coming up to pick at an arm band absently. The atmosphere reminded her of when she was training with Kaian; he'd been fond of little exercises similar to this. The only difference would be that instead of them having to find hidden objects or enemies, they would no doubt be the ones hunted instead. At least that made it a bit more interesting. Part of her wanted to put her headphones down around her neck to help her hear better, but that thought was quickly dashed. Things were always too overwhelming without them, taking them off during a fight, something that would no doubt be very loud, was just a bad idea. It was best to keep them over her ears, where she was comfortable with them staying. Training herself to work better with excessive noises would be something for another day.
Even with the headphones, the only sound she could hear was the faint tinkling of metal, no doubt from the chain around Serenzo's neck. The chain itself saddened her, she hadn't been aware that slaves were still a thing that people thought was okay. It must be something legal, considering that he was in a legal guild. That or nobody cared, which was somehow worse, at least in her opinion.
Serenzo paused, and Neru took a few steps before she realized he'd done so, drifting to her own halt and looking back at him curiously. She followed his gaze into the woods, her ears straining to catch any sound. Nothing was discernable, at first, other than the rustle of leaves in the breeze. Even so, she nodded at Serenzo's warning, drawing her light orbs in, still in a blueish brown state that betrayed her apprehension, but little more. No color was dominant, leaving the orbs around her hands appearing more of a rainbow than definable objects. It was a few more moments before she was able to hear the sound of the creatures approaching. What sort of magic did he have to allow him to hear that far? They sounded like they were running, so Neru could only assume that they were a good distance away when he detected them.
They were closing in; that much she could hear, but Serenzo had already lifted his hand to attack. She crouched slightly, readying her own spell, but he'd already snapped his fingers. Off in the trees, Neru heard a wail.
Questions about his magic jumped to her mind, and nearly out of her lips, unbidden. She was certainly curious at whatever it was he was adept in, but now wasn't the time. He'd said there were two, which meant that (considering the singular wail) there was one left to deal with. It was visible within the next few seconds. It appeared, surprisingly, to be a pig. She'd been expecting a Chikaroo of some sort, though she supposed it couldn't be that easy. Her arms swung forward, regret for her actions already coiling low in her gut. The orbs swirled around her fingers before darting forward towards the pig, forming a sphere around the animal that made it difficult to see the animal itself beyond their (now primarily brown) cast. It skidded to a stop, obviously confused by the sudden lights. Neru dropped her hands. This was a strange spell in that it took a moment to take effect. It was a bit disconcerting to use; it left her with no protection in terms of light spheres, and so she watched Serenzo out of the corner of her eye, prepared should he notice more of them approaching. Hopefully, the one spell would take the pig out.
- Rainbow Sphere:
Name: Rainbow Sphere
Type: Light; Offensive; Instant
Duration: 2 posts
Cooldown: 3 posts
Description: Swinging out their hands, the caster sends all the orbs of light in the direction of the target. These form a sphere around the target and then smash inward from all sides. This sphere is 5 meters in diameter.
[*]Blocks nearly all ways to escape.
[*]Follows those who attempt to run at the wall of the sphere to escape.
[*]This spell uses all of her light spheres, rendering her regenerative ability invalid.
[*]Those with magic that allows them to go underground can escape this easily.
[*]If hit by a spell of higher rank from the outside, the sphere will collapse.