The time one has is priceless. As well as the time remaining.
Even if Hikari was trying new things, she would break her old traditions. She still went to this canyon to practice her magic. It was always hard to improve as it was hard to practice this magic without her mentor around anymore. But, she accepted that life had to move on a while. That one couldn't dwell on the past forever and needed to accept this. This is why she tried to stay strong when she had heard the news about her guildmate's passing. Hikari was shocked as she felt somewhat empty when she heard that he had died but tried not to dwell on the issue. It was over and done with. She barely interacted with him but when they did, she just brushed him off, not really being thankful that he was there. She sighed, looking up at the overcast sky as she got lost in her thoughts. Why would she be mean to someone when she didn't even know what they were like. It was unlike her at all, she was not usually cold to those that she just met. Even those who did flirt, which he did, she always tried to remain polite to them. She sat down on a nearby rock, holding an open palm to the sky. The magic in her hand had a small spark but then a magic circle appeared, floating above the enchantress' hand. She dispelled the circle, disappointed as she noticed that the circle created didn't have a new effect different from the effects of her other circles. It was as if her magic had peaked then plateaued and it was making her somewhat sad. After all, she had been trying her best to improve but had it all been for nothing?
The day waned on as Hikari smiled softly at the sunset, now fading beyond the horizon. It was twilight, which made the sky look beautiful, a vibrant orange with touches of blue. It made the world seem to go slower which made her close her eyes, wondering as to what could been with the world around her if the people around her hadn't died. If the one who originally taught her the magic that she used was still alive, she'd be much more advanced with how she uses her enchanting magic. The original way of casting the magic had been a lot more elegant and with more complicated effects. Hikari placed a magic circle on the ground next to her, staring at the glowing enchantment. Her's were much simpler and a lot less complex so maybe she had a more bastardized form of the magic. She sighed as she dispelled another circle, wondering where she broke from the original past of the magic. If her guild mate hadn't died, perhaps they would have been friends. They could have formed a team as they seemed like they could get along well if they both knew each other. Unfortunately, fate has different ideas and took away those around Hikari in her life. She chuckled sadly as she looked at the dirt on the ground as she remembered the day she had been told that he was declared dead. She didn't know how to feel. She didn't know him well enough to feel empty but still knew him enough that it felt emptier when he was gone. The bar stool he sat at usually never had someone filling the seat. Even in the giant guild hall, it felt more empty than ever. Hikari sat down, looking at the sky, wondering as to what life had to take away next before her very own.