Lucius Foss ☺ Golden Phoenix ☺ B-Rank
I c r e a t e d a m o n s t e r a h e l l w i t h i n m y h e a d
The assassin continued to hold up his weapon, still unsure of what creature may be coming his way, but then came the familiar and odd footsteps of his job companion along with her talking to herself. Though even if her statement wasn't that loud, the boy could hear it with ease due to his enhanced senses. With a roll of his blind eyes the boy let out a huff and dropped the cane back to his side, proceeding to lean into it. The raccoon didn't give them any trouble thankfully, less work for him to do. He was sort of tired at the moment and didn't feel like being here anymore, so the young adult was now going to try and exert the least amount of energy as possible. Most likely going to leave most of the fighting to the canine, well as much as he possibly could while still actually doing the job. Feeling around with his walking stick he found a nice smooth boulder to take a seat upon, so he did so. Gently sitting down, crossing his feet and holding his cane across his lap. If he just had a cup of tea, he could almost imagine that he wasn't on a job, and was just having a peaceful time by himself.
Though the peace was quickly broken for the dark mage as he heard rather loud thuds and an even louder whimper from what he presumed to be the Black Rose mage. Letting out a groan, he got up just in case he needed to help, which doubted. She was a high ranking mage, higher then himself, so she had to get up there somehow. As he approached the area where which most the sound came from, he could hear the wind mage swear under her breath. And then continue to let out a stream of cussing, in a way that he would say himself if upset. Instead of all the time like he used to as a child, he usually only did it when he wasn't in control of his emotions or under his breath. He got enough smacking to the back of his head from his elder sister to get it through his head to not curse all the time. Though as I said he still does it from time to time, though if he slips up around his adoptive sibling he is almost guaranteed to get a scolding. Thankfully that is a rather rare occasion for his poor fragile skull.
Upon arriving he smelled blood, he prodded the corpses as if trying to see if they were still alive, which he clearly knew wasn't true. He was tempted to take back his thoughts of not needing to worry about the canine, who was clearly injured by the sound of her voice and how her feet made it sound like she stumbled more then walked. Which as Jiyu predicted in her thoughts, annoyed the assassin very much so. Of course she had to get hurt, this means he most likely had to put more work in which was very upsetting for him. Plus he absolutely hated having to carry others weight, carry your own or stay out of the way. Which is part of the reason he hates having to depend on people, considering he has that kind of psychology on the topic of dependence and independence. Sadly for him he has been doing a lot of depending lately. Though really only on his sister, living at her house and taking up space there. Though he knew no matter what he did, he knew she would take him in with open arms. He still couldn't help feeling like he was just a burden, unwanted and completely useless. He swore at himself under his breath, shutting himself up for going back into his usual depressive mood.
The black haired boy followed after the young woman, her warning gave him a twinge of displeasure. Maybe it was just a casual warning that she thought nothing of, Lucius on the other hand was rather spiteful when people treated him even slightly different. Well different in the way that they are trying to care for him, pitying him and helping him because he is very clearly blind. Though nothing showed on his pale expression, though his knuckles whitened as he clenched his walking stick tighter. Trying to ignore his building irritation, he felt around with his cane. He groaned silently, hanging his cane over his arm he climbed the boulders. Swearing yet again, under his breath of course, like the gentleman that he was. He tripped a couple of times and struggled climbing more then he would if he could see.
His red gaze traced itself up to the young woman who started to speak. Picking a plant that she said was mint she spoke of how it would be useful. Lucius didn't really care to much about what she was explaining to him, he was just thinking how he could make it into tea. Mint tea being his favorite and all after all. He was definitely going to have to get him some of that after this mission, not that this mission is to different from any other time he has to do a mission with someone besides his older sister. Well not to different to the him, to Jiyu on the other hand, was fighting with the past working on this job with her childhood (grim, creepy and foul-mouthed) brother-like friend. Who of which was unaware was aware that she was Mikka. She constantly struggled with her emotions and past memories, while Lucius struggled with his clinical depression, many loud voice brain and antisocial personality. So really the both of them were having an all around great time hanging around each other.
The dark mage didn't speak as he reached the same level as the wind mage, he wasn't to particularly tired physically. His body is trained to do much harder things then that, but he was cut and bruised in multiple places around his body. It was no easy feat to climb a slippery and uneven terrain of rocks, way more so for a blind person. So he did pretty good, though he scolded himself with harsh thoughts. Not doing it perfectly, like he should be able to do being a trained assassin and all. And he got so distracted by the voices in his head that he tuned out of Jiyu talking for a little bit. He came back into listening when she said she was going to call him 'Mint'. He shot a chilling glare in her direction, he was not to fond of nicknames, hated them actually. Only person that got away with calling him anything was Astrid, which was usually 'Lulu', a nickname she gave him when they were younger due to her having trouble saying his full name.
But she gave a good and valid reasoning to call him that. No he didn't really want to introduce himself, and he wasn't planning on seeing her ever again. He wouldn't be to much in favor of her finding out that he was a coming storm, if she even kept up with those things, he didn't know and he didn't want to find out. He was to tired for a fight, didn't want any stupid legal mages reporting him or attempting to fight and/or kill him for justice. Like more legal mages that he runs into, besides his sister of course. Though it was rather odd that he was given this nickname, considering he'd been called the same thing by Mikka. Though not because there was mint around and he didn't give a name, so it was just a convenient thing to call him. No, because at the time, instead of pitch black hair, it was a light green. Didn't turn black until a few months ago.
Finally the eighteen year old managed to reach the top without accidentally falling down and somehow killing or fatally injuring himself in the process. So that was one silver lining out of this mission. He was now a slightly out of breath but it was no big deal. Standing up straight he hit his head on a branch, snapping at the little annoyance, he unsheathed his sword and sliced it. Causing the branch to fall down from where they came from. When he was about to sheath his sword he stopped, feeling a presence of something close by. The footsteps were heavy, vibrating the ground. And with a large roar the animal revealed itself, a large bear. Standing at about ten feet tall on his hind legs, three feet more then Lucius stood. Instead of being scared, the assassin was apathetic and unamused. Knowing exactly were it was standing due to his loudness in everything it did, he swiftly thrust his sword into the belly of the beast. The tip of the blade just barely (pun intended) peeking through the ursine's back.
It roared in pain as the dark mage twisted the sword and pulled it out in one fluid movement. Effortlessly the boy jumped back, landing where he previously climbed up from as the bear fell on it's front feet. Lucius approached it without hesitation as he sheathed his sword, the bear opened it's mouth and attempted to swipe at the lanky figure. But he easily dodge and smacked their snout with enough force it stunned the bear for a few seconds, causing it to close it's mouth. The blind wizard used his cane to help him climb onto the bear's head like a step, which the bear disapproved of. But couldn't do anything about it, because once it regained it's composure he already had his cane to the mammal's back. He shot about five times, the gunshot was muffled, one of them being a poison bullet. He hopped off and walked back over to Jiyu, leaving the now corpse where he ended it. "Shall we be moving on now?"
he asked the canine, placing both his hands on his cane and leaning on it. Acting as if nothing happened, like he didn't just effortlessly murdered an angry bear.W o r d C o u n t:
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