This happened to have been the first time Quinn had actually seen a goblin in real life. He had heard stories about their existence, the most memorable being his grandfather's heroic tale of slaying a whole bunch of them. All he knew before was that the odd creatures weren't very smart nor strength. Now that he had seen them, he could add another thing to that list. They were extremely ugly.
In fact, they were so ugly that their mere presence was currently causing them to win from a lower ranked wizard. Sure, a D rank mage couldn't do a whole lot, but 3 goblins weren't much of an enemy either. Still, Quinn's lack of experience and general cowardice didn't put him in a situation where he was really thinking about fighting back. At least, he wasn't until he saw a whole collection of sharp paper pieces scatter down at the green things behind him. He hadn't expected his requested aid to have come from above or in the shape of a white creature-thing, but Quinn was definitely not complaining right now. The sudden removal of two enemies made him reluctantly turn around, his expression showing nothing but fear as he commanded bubbles to attack in the shape of a shout. "Charge, Bubbles, Charge!". The jellyfish turned himself around as fast as it could, positioning his body vertically before releasing a powerful flick of his tentacles, instantly building up a faster pace whilst moving directly at the somewhat distracted goblin, who was just busy looking at his friends being absolutely demolished by some weird creature of which Quinn had no clue what it was. His knowledge of non-human beings was generally limited to things below water, but Quinn was pretty sure this wasn't just some ordinary creature.
Quinn carefully observed his familiar as he charged forwards as commanded, successfully hitting the creature and knocking it back quite a reasonable distance, even causing it to trip and fall down onto the ground. The novice mage telepathically commanded the jellyfish to give it another quick bash while it was still trying to recover from its initial fall, and Bubbles did exactly as he was told. The bash sent the creature even further away, causing it to release a variety of creepy noises that made Quinn feel a little bad for it. Despite having initially been attacked by the green thing, seeing it in pain didn't feel quite right. Luckily, the followings two hits of the blue Jellyfish had made it go unconsious, neutralizing the scary little monster.
Once his own fight was over, Quinn let out a huge sigh before bending down, placing his hands onto his legs as he slowly but surely caught his breath again. He had run a surprisingly long amount a short while before, so he thought he was more than allowed to take a small break. For those mere seconds of cooling off Quinn temporarily forgot where he was, not worrying about any other potential dangers. Sadly, these thoughts did eventually return, instantly causing the boy to become somewhat paranoid. He really didn't want to know what else was hiding behind the trees.
Only a few seconds passed before Quinn started making his way towards the location where he had initially thought to have caught a glimpse of his fellow wizard. He would eventually see her, offering a quick wave as he made his way closer.
"Thanks for saving me. I'd love to chat, but I really don't want to stay in this forest any longer" Quinn said, shifting his gaze to look around him in an attempt to not be surprise attacked again. He looked back at the fellow blue haired individual, saying "Anyway, let's find that flower, it should be around here".
Quinn had personally headed into a random direction, utilizing his naturally enhanced vision to scout out the area without having to walk much. Bubbles was still by his side, though the poor creature had taken a solid hit from a club beforehand. Quinn wasn't sure if his blue jellyfish would actually be able to survive another fight, so he hoped that there wouldn't be another.
Sadly for the young wizard, he had no luck finding the flower. Minutes passed and he could not spot the rare piece of flora that he was supposed to find. He just hoped Aura had a bit more luck searching so they could finally leave.
WC // 738 + 411 = 1149
Total WC // 1149 + 461 = 1610!