Now the woman had made a mistake that would make the Wizard Saint finally grow suspicious. Well, aside from the mindset that anything with a snake symbol or something was out to get her in one way or another. Her suggestion of taking Dr. Gorgon to the crash site was dismissed. In actuality, it seemed like the scientist was not even interested in it at all. That... was very strange. Samira was caught off guard by it actually. Considering she came from a family of researchers and dabbled in it herself she knew how certain things worked, especially when it came to the more passionate ones in the field. A typical researcher would have wanted to see everything related to what they wanted to study. It didn't matter how small or less detailed it could have been. They would have been convinced there would have been something to add to their data and logs. It was even stranger that Dr. Gorgon had mentioned all the magic of the crash site and the piece of the meteorite with the magic aura was gone. There was no possible way she could have known about the latter. Zachary had not confirmed or denied if that part still existed. As for the crash site, it was highly unlikely Dr. Gorgon had checked it out already to come to that conclusion. Just a moment ago she had not even known that the creature came from such a phenomenon. A thin green brow raised in arching fashion, indicating for a moment of her suspicions and slight confusion of the matter.
The spirits connected to her mind that were ignoring pretty much everything up until that point started to pay attention. They could feel and sense their summoner become more alert all of a sudden. It took very little time for them to be caught up on their own. Being connected to the mind had its advantages and so they now knew everything Samira did. Like little angels and devils on her shoulders they spoke their opinion. Some wanted her to go with her distrust. Others assumed that there was likely a logical explanation or that Samira was thinking too much into things. Not all researchers were the same, after all, and it was clear Dr. Gorgon was more interested in studying the creature itself. Someone else could come by and take notes of the crash site. It was reasonable, but doubtful. 'One of you get in touch with Jacobs and Easton. I want them to look into the Bureau and Dr. Gorgon.'
True as it was that Samira herself did not have connections to the Bureau of Magic Development, that didn't mean that she lacked connections at all. Those two likely knew quite a bit about it and knew many of the higher ups.'Eh? That's kind of far, isn't it? I haven't looked at a map of Fiore in ages. You'd be done with this little meeting by the time we got there and asked.''I feel as if I have been forgotten by this team of spirits....''Oh, right. Portals.''Nonsense. I do not want you to make a mess of things by going there personally without me. Just use my iLac. They are waiting on a message from me anyway for the Joya update.''Well we COULD, but you took it with you.''Oh, that is correct.'
All the while Dr. Gorgon had mentioned that she and the Bureau take the creature to keep him safe and to study it. Samira was still listening even with her mental conversation going on, but it was probably hard for others to assume that she was listening when she started to lean in her chair to reach inside her pocket. The iLac was brought out and then tossed inside a small blue portal that appeared randomly beside her. It was gone as quick as it had appeared. Samira herself rested her arms on the table and went back to how she was before, as if nothing had happened at all. Not like anyone was paying attention, right? They were oblivious while they discussed things! Then she realized the other woman was looking at her. Oh, right, she had asked about whether she agreed or not. "Perhaps. That is not always the case with some creatures, however."
It was a reply that was neither agreeing or disagreeing. In the case of the star creature she doubted he was in much danger from normal people. He would have been treated as a pet by most. Such other wonderful and unique creatures existed, accompanied by mages just as unique as they were on some occasions, and they got along in the open world just fine. The only concern Samira ever had was the safety of others while being around the star critter, not the safety of the creature himself. She would have not hesitated to destroy him if it came down to it regardless of his innocent ways at that moment. Such were the ways of a mage that was in a monster slaying guild for a very long time, and was now in a guild that protected their world from things outside their own world and realm. The star creature fell into that category. Zachary seemed to not really know about that, but then, last she checked she never gave a full introduction that went into her life details.
Regardless, technically, putting him in a place for study for his own safety was not a valid argument for Dr. Gorgon to use to convince her. Gorgon and Zachary only cared for the creature itself. Samira was more interested in what it could do and how dangerous and uncontrolled it could get with time. More than likely once the star critter was taken away for study, whatever dangers it was capable of would be kept secret and left alone. Samira would rather have it with Zachary and his guild where she could keep an eye on things herself periodically. At that point, it seemed she would have to do her own research to find out anything for certain.
The conversation came to an abrupt halt when Zachary shouted and leaned forward on the table as if he were in pain. "Zachary?"
Samira at first went to touch his shoulder during his little spell. Why, she wasn't entirely sure. That seemed to be a very common response for people whenever around someone that went through an alarming experience, as if a touch was supposed to cure them or ward off whatever it was that was inflicting such pain. She was apparently not immune to that same caring reaction despite her usual attitude of keeping people at a distance. However, she stopped and retracted her hand before it reached its destination. Zachary's eyes had changed, if only for a very brief moment. A second perhaps. They had turned black suddenly and then that effect vanished, seemingly returning him to normal as the pain he had felt passed. Obviously Samira didn't know if that was normal for him or not. She barely knew the Fairy Tail teen, but it was still concerning all the same. To be honest, it reminded her of her own times of random pain caused by a certain spirit of hers. Hopefully he was not going through a similar experience as she always had. Her eyes narrowed suspiciously when he mentioned that it might have been a case of too much orange juice. Right. Even she wouldn't believe that one unless that was some very magical orange juice with serious side effects. He seemed fine for now though and so she went back to sitting calmly in her seat. Whatever that was she could ask about later.
After things had calmed down the conversation moved back to where it was before. Zachary refused the suggestion of allowing Dr. Gorgon to take the creature. If Samira hadn't already inwardly cringed at the boy assuming that a magic laboratory worked like some adoption organization where he could see the environment before making his decision, then that effect did come into existence the moment he mentioned shows about mad scientists. It was a good point, but any knowledgeable organization would put on a pleasant facade during a tour and hide the real works, experiments, and how they do things elsewhere. Still though, the scientist seemed to not mind his refusal. There wasn't even much disappointment really. If not for her earlier statements Samira would have believed that the woman was just mature and very understanding. Now there were some doubts there, but it was not worth mentioning or bringing up. As far as she was concerned the conversation was coming to an end. All that was really left was for Zachary and Dr. Gorgon to make an agreement on the lab visit, assuming that was even something that was allowed or worth the effort, and whatever other details the boy wanted to give.
Samira had opened her mouth to say something and add on just a couple more things. No spoken words came out, however, and her lips came together once more as her mouth closed, having said nothing at all. It was generally difficult to hide magic auras and signatures from experienced mages, even more so when it came to the handful of mages that were as powerful as she. It was a rare talent and at that moment whatever was preparing to cause trouble did not have it. The Wizard Saint could sense it, however small it was, but more importantly a headache of her own had formed suddenly. A certain spirit of hers picked up on it too and was sounding a warning, causing the sensation that made her feel as if her skull was about to explode. A sensation that she kind of wish she wasn't used to. That might have been a bit abnormal and worrisome if she told just anyone that really, especially with how easily she could remain composed as if the feeling was not there at all. Regardless, it was beneficial all the same. A signature she might have otherwise ignored had now gained her attention."Excuse me. I have to go check on something. Please continue."
Having excused herself properly by letting them know, Samira stood up from her chair and left the table to go investigate. Those left at the table would not be alone for long, though. As soon as Samira stepped away golden spirit particles appeared in her seat until they formed and solidified into a black furred cat
. The cat blinked as it sat in Samira's chair and then made the effort to hop onto the table and sat there. Cutely, it mewed. It was the spirit of Bastet in a normal cat form, summoned to keep an eye on things there. Aside from the fact it was obviously a spirit, it could probably be traced back to Samira just by the fact the cat wore a ridiculous amount of golden jewelry that was of similar origins to its owner.
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