Samira joined them without issue and Zachary felt more at ease having a senior wizard with him oppose to handling this alone. Though he had not known Samira long personally, not only did her reputation make him really respect her, but she was a kind and knowing person. Someone he felt he could really trust and turn to when things were bad. Perhaps the Star Critter was too naive, but he too found Samira's presence joyous-- hense the desire to give her a big hug to the face.
By that time, the waiter came over with their food. Zachary took a small bite of his-- but the moment it came, Ruby, the little transparent carbuncle creature on his shoulder crawled down to join the star Critter beside him. As the star proceeded to eat his share of eggs-- sloppily, to be clear, Ruby also began to nibble as well. The two would squabble a bit-- a bit of a distraction, but nothing major as they would share the food.
The woman would glance at the behavior of both the Star Critter and Zachary's miniature spirit, interested in both to some degree. Samira was clearly the knowledge one here to address Dr. Gorgon as she mentioned her family name background and her professional reason to come here. She took her gaze off the star and faced the two mages with a kind smile. "Well it is a bit of a tale to tell. My family had some ties to the events that gave birth to those legends. It more has to do with creatures of stone and earth than anything else. It's really kind of embrassing really," she said with a hand on her cheek, to somewhat hide a blush. After she recovered, she took a breath and returned to the topic at hand. "Well I am glad this mysterious creature has had no sign of malevolent or hostile troubles," she said.
Zachary shrugged and smiled. He gave the star a pat on its head, while its face had bits of scrambled eggs on his face. "Well, unless you consider his little hug-attacks hostile," he joked, earning a giggle from the star.
The woman's expression soften as she looked at the two. "Well, as you imagine the Bureau works in different branches, each with its own priorities and authority of execution. Our branch, the cryptids branch, are a group of magical zoologists if you will. We keep our ears and eyes out for any reports of odd magical creatures not recovered or those who are potentially dangerous for the general public of Fiore. We also helped in the independence statement of the elves to make them not considered creatures, but a respectful independent race. Anyway, I heard the request being spread about your guild regarding information on the creature. I felt such an auspicious find was worthy to personally see the creature. That way I can give you an expert opinion on the subject, " she said as she glanced at the behavior of the Star.
The star critter continued to eat his share-- often tussling a bit with the Ruby Carbuncle, who would give cat like growls or hisses, the two having an almost cute argument between who got what. Though the star didn't vocalize anything, he seemed content all the same.
"So, what is your impression on the creature? There isn't any danger to us or himself is there?" Zachary asked.
The woman took a sip of her coffee as she had a more professional expression on her face now. "The truth is we do not know the full extent of its composition. Have you had any personal changes in your health? Anything at all?" she asked, "Fatigue? A struggle to use magic? Anything out of the ordinary? Or with it?"
Zachary paused for a moment, as he saw how curious he would, wanting to fly off places, have energetic bursts, but sometimes enjoy taking naps at random times. "Um, well at times he would take naps, but nothing beyond that. Nothing that I would consider dangerous." he stated as he took a nearby napkin and raised it to the critter. He gave a happy squeak as Zachary cleaned off his face from the food.
Dr. Gorgon gave a thoughtful look. "According to the reports I collected, a creature like this beyond our planet, isn't limited to just physical nourishment. It has a high level of magical power, it may suggest it feeds off surrounding magical energy. Or perhaps even psychic energy, considering its ability to use telepathy. I don't want to jump to conclusions, but it may be possible it is feeding off your own energy to keep his energy up." she said.
Zachary looked up, somewhat concerned. "Wait-- are you saying its siphoning our magic to keep healthy?" Zachary asked, making the owl nearby flap her feathers.
Seeing the concern on Zachary's face, Dr. Gorgon rose her hands in a dismissive manner. "Oh, I am not suggesting its consciously trying to do anything like that, but on a more subconscious level, like how we require air to breathe. It's not a voluntary action but a biological one. " she explained, "If I didn't know better, I would of said It is a newborn Celestial Spirit. However, if a newly born spirit was in the human world-- it wouldn't have lasted as long as it had."
This made Zachary think, and worry about his little friend. What he didn't say was the fact he had an ability to produce his own 'field' that allowed Celestial Spirits to say around longer. Samira may or may not have sensed it about Zachary, but the reasons his spirits were constantly around him-- in a smaller form anyway, was cause he created an aura akin to the magic of the Celestial World. If Dr. Gorgon was correct, then the same aura he used was keeping the Star Critter alive around him, which explained why he loved his company so much.
"I... Well," Zachary responded, a bit nervous.
However, a soft chuckle interrupted the gloom as Dr. Gorgon waved a hand again. "Oh, please don't worry. It is unlikely that is the case. You would of noticed more than just fatigue from the creature if that was the case. Anyway, the fact is there is still much to learn about it. I can say this for sure, this is an unrecorded historical event. Might I enquire where you found it?" she asked.
"It was inside a meteorite we found-- in the east woods a few nights ago." Zachary explained without hesitation.
Meanwhile, the owl continued to look at the Doctor. After some time, her wings fluttered as she realized something she had to do. "Please excuse me a moment," the owl said to them, a glance also to Samira. "I must check in on something. Please, continue and I'll be back as soon as I can."
With that and a flutter of stardust, Nyx vanished back into the Celestial world. The Star critter saw her vanish and let out a soft coo of sadness. Oooh, fluffy went bye-by... he said in telepathy.