She wasn't really sure what had gotten into her today, maybe it was just the fact she had already helped the kids and the adults along with them. She had never, in her entire life, felt the urge to help another person. Mainly because no one had ever helped her. Surviving to this point had always been something she had to do on her own. Meaning that she never reached out for help and in return, she never aided anyone either. Because, the moment you helped someone, and put your faith in them. They took it for granted, the only people she had ever done anything for other than herself was Wyatt and her Mother. Both of them had done exactly that, taking it for granted. Occasionally she would do tasks for Wyatt or his brother that required aiding others, but not because she chose to. But because she was told. Which generally meant refusal wasn't an option. Helping others wasn't exactly common ground for Amalie. So that made this particular moment was extremely rare, the fact she had seen someone who needed help and acted upon it. Admittedly, it did tick her off that this girl had gotten into this state in the first place. Wasn't she supposed to be strong? She had sensed that about her just standing next to her earlier, so what was the deal. How had she been caught up under a snake so easily and trapped to the point of nearly drowning? Something wasn't adding up, either this girl was holding back or Amalie's senses were off. Still, she did have some justification for helping her, this task was bigger than she was capable of dealing with on her own. Even she wasn't arrogant enough to assume she could save all these people by herself as well as fend off a horde of giant sea serpents. No, she needed an extra set of hands on this one. Not to mention, this wasn't just another mage, but someone from the West Fiore Trading Company. The very company, she had worked so hard to become a part of. She was pretty sure if she let this girl die on the job, it probably wouldn't go down very well with her superiors.
Fortunately, the girl was light enough that it wasn't too hard to lift her out of the water, at least not with the aid of her flight magic. The girl knelt down on the plant-mat she had created. Amalie watched as she thanked her, her icy-blue eyes falling to her elbow. She was injured? Great. That just made this even more complicated. Amalie hadn't quite learned how to heal others yet, so this time the girl would just have to deal with it. Amalie could hack away a giant snake, and lift her out of the water, but she couldn't perform feats she hadn't mastered yet. She made a mental note to work on her healing spell and see if she could transfer it to another being. However, that wasn't something she had time to practice right now. Following her remark, she had turned her gaze to the ocean and was scanning the water. She could see dark shadows making their way towards them, some bigger than others. The green haired girl would speak, confirming the total that Amalie had seen. That was good, at least they were on the same page. However, she would have to keep in mind, that there might be more lurking deeper underwater. For now, she could only assume this was it. Still, some of those were exceptionally large, and wouldn't be so easy to take down.
Amalie was hovering next to the girl when she climbed to her feet, Amalie looked around. There were still a few people getting out of the water, so using her 'Discipline' spell was out of the question. It was a shame, electric was an ideal weapon to use against such creatures. But exposing those electrical currents to the water created the risk of electrocuting the very people they were rescuing, as well as her partner too. Her fire-based spells were out of the question unless she could somehow get the creatures to emerge from the water long enough for her to hit them, her 'Burn' spell was basically redundant, and there wasn't any point attempting 'Firestorm'. It was a waste of magical power. Which was increasingly frustrating, not being able to use her most powerful spell. Alas, she would have to eliminate those three as combat options and work with the rest. She still had Torpedo, which being light-based was able to move around underwater without issue. Her shards of course, which never failed to provide aid.
The girl spoke again, drawing her gaze back to her. She would listen as she explained her fighting capabilities, and how she excelled on land. Amalie nodded, understanding, that explained why this woman had fallen so easily earlier. The plant-mats, of course, she had some kinda of connection to the earth. Amalie eyed the flowers protruding from her hands, she was clearly working on some kind of spell. Amalie bit the inside of her cheek, this could've been good to know earlier, but still, they hadn't exactly gotten to know each other before this mission. They're hadn't been time, plus Amalie wasn't exactly good at ...communicating with people. A flaw in this situation. But one she would just have to work with. "Fine, I'll remain focused on the battle from here on out. However,"
She turned away from the girl, "I would prefer it if you didn't die on the job."
She said, before flying off towards the oncoming monsters. She created a fair amount of space between them, watching as the snakes moved, four of them seemed to have focused on the green haired girl. The bigger ones were still farther out, but they were clearly trying to get to the boats. They were going to be a problem, and ideally, Amalie needed to make sure they didn't get too close to the boat. Amalie took a breath, raising her palm, she released another torpedo. The beam of light shot into the water. She coaxed it towards one of the bigger creatures. Flying after it, as she attempted to get closer to the beast.
This one was over sixty feet long, it's a body was thick too, with spikes protruding from it's back that had to be just under two metres long. Impaling yourself on one of those certainly wouldn't be a pretty sight. Amalie wasn't sure why, but she had a hunch this was female. She had read a little bit about monsters and remembered some brief information about sea serpents. It wasn't that clear, it had been back during her school years when she used to lounge in the library by herself. She hadn't been one for kicking it in the playground, if she hadn't been attempting to pick-pocket someone, she was spending time by herself, reading. Mainly because the library at her school was free, so it was something she could enjoy without fear of it adding to the cost of their livelihood.
She watched as the torpedo slammed into its side, a little way past its neck. The creature reeled from the attack, the beam of light turned away moving around to make its next strike. For the moment, it had done what she needed it to. The creature's head seemed locked on Amalie, it had noticed her and was now making its way towards her. "Come on mama."
Amalie said under her breath, the closer she got, the more intimidating the beast was. To think this wasn't even the biggest out of the bunch. But still, it was somewhat thrilling to face off with such a creature.
She snapped her fingers, the shards would reappear. Spreading around her, more...
She thought, and the number of them doubled, and they doubled again. Until she was surrounded by hundreds of pieces of broken glass. She raised her hand, this was enough for the moment, she needed to test how strong this thing really was. She raised her right arm and flicked her palm outwards, the shards flew forward, towards the water. It was a good thing she could sense every piece of glass, else she wouldn't have a clue where they were. Disappearing into the water, made them pretty much impossible to see. She directed them to the beast before her, they ripped into her. Slicing away, the pieces would carve away at the snake, attempting to bury themselves apart. The sea serpent thrashed, her skin was much tougher than the one Amalie had carved up earlier. It would take much more to bring her down, more waves of glass began to form around Amalie. Ready for another attack.
However, there was a screech that rang through the air, Amalie's gaze darted towards it, the other giant snake, the same size as this was was nearing the boat. "Fuck."
Amalie snapped out loud, turning she soared towards the boat, when did that one get to so close. She could have sworn it was much farther back when she last looked. Unless it used the time Amalie had taken to attack its fellow snake to get close to the bottom. "It's going to try and capsize the boat!"
She shouted at the green haired girl. As she flew as fast she could in their direction. She felt her momentum dropping as her spell began to lose its effect. "Flight."
She commanded, she grew lighter once more, narrowly avoided sinking into the water as she continued on after the giant snake. WC:
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