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    The Star, The Witch and the Key

    Zachary-Sirius
    Zachary-Sirius

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    Post by Zachary-Sirius on Tue 06 Aug 2019, 21:43

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    It had been a couple of days since Zachary took the 'star critter' home. Even among the small apartment he had begun to rent, he had taken off 'work' to take care of the unusual magical creature he now had to take care of. Though growing smarter and sharper with each passing moment, he still was cherubic and innocent in his demeanor.

    Now, as Zachary slept and the sun shined through his window, he heard the soft sounds of the Star Critter's voice.

    Zachawy...? Zachawy?

    Zachary was in bed, curled up in his blankets as the little star critter hovered overhead. With his tiny little hands he gently poked Zachary in the cheek to coax him awake, but Zachary withdrew into his covers.

    However, that soon ended when the creature was spooked by something else-- another creature appearing beside him. A round-shaped spirit that looked like a clock. With a few mechanical sounds, he raised a clock-shaped wand and gave it a loud shake.

    BRREEEEEENG!!

    "WHA--- Huh?! What the?" Zachary gasped as he jolted from the bed, the sound loud and ringing in his ears. The star critter flew around the room as Zachary regained his senses, and soon saw the large clock spirit standing at his bedside. "Showtime!" he shouted.

    The clock spirit, Horologium as he was called, looked up at Zachary with his big face, shaking his body and letting out beeps and boops, as if it was a sarcastic greeting.

    Zachary reached for his pillow and was about to smack the clock spirit with it-- till the spirit vanished in a flurry of lights. The pillow passed through them, hitting nothing but air.

    As he recovered, he soon looked forward to find the Star Critter in front of him. Good Morwning! he said. For a creature with seemed like a child, he was learning words very quickly and getting to know things quick. He always stayed close to Zachary, having formed a bond with him. He would follow him everywhere, and would be curious about everything he did and who he interacted with.

    Zachary soon saw a beeping on his Ilac that he charged on his bedside table. As he pulled himself out of bed, in his star and moon pajamas, he looked to find a message from Samira.

    Before they had parted, Zachary had traded contact with the legendary wizard/witch and hoped to learn more about magic from her. While their time was limited, he was grateful and began to trade messages with her, specifically about the star critter's origin.

    As he reached for his phone, the star critter flopped on top of Zachary's head, adding to the mess of his bed-hair even more as he checked the clear phone. Luckily it was intuitive enough he could type out enough to send her a message.

    "Dear Samira,

    Hope you are well today. Hope we can meet up later for lunch and talk. Star Critter (need to find a better name) is okay. My spirits really take a shine to him and vise versa. Still have not been able to use that mysterious key for some reason, but one mystery at a time. Star critter sends his hellos too.

    P.S. The little guy is a bottomless pit for sweets. Wonder where he got that from.
    "

    He hit send while the Star Critter looked at the text and it bliped away. Zachary looked up at the creature, recalling how much they both liked sweets.

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    Samira Nassar
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    Post by Samira Nassar on Thu 08 Aug 2019, 05:08

    Samira had made her departure from Magnolia Town shortly after completing what most would have considered as a trivial job for someone of her rank and position. This also meant she said her farewells to the fellow celestial mage that she had just met. One of the few acquaintances she had that had a magic similar to her own at the base. A couple of days had passed since then, and Samira was now already in a different country entirely, having left Fiore the day after her last run in with Zachary. She didn't really expect another run in with him anytime soon. Frequent friend visitations wasn't really ever on her agenda, and she was rarely ever in the same place for long. If she was it wasn't even in Fiore. It would be like it currently was, the God of Ishgar keeping herself in the middle of no where studying or exploring something or other. Generally something to do with a request from the council or following a lead to family secrets that were scattered around the world and realms for some odd reason. Currently, she was in Joya, the country filled with a race of cat-like people and the jungle they called home that was protected by a mountain border. Samira had intended to not have contact with anyone that was not within Joya itself for a while aside from important contacts such as the Magic Council. Keyword being intended.

    Before the summoning mage left Magnolia Town, she had given Zachary her iLac information so he could keep her updated on the strange creature that he now possessed. It was never meant to be used as an everyday messaging service when bored. Samira didn't even like the technological device except for some of its functions that she used all the time in her work such as the picture functions or its ability to track and make maps as she walked. She hadn't even looked at the thing since leaving town. So who had Zachary been talking to the last couple of days? It certainly wasn't her. No. He was actually talking to a mischievous spirit that was pretending to be her. Well, not so much pretending as it was just being bored and not really saying that it was not Samira answering the messages.

    The spirit of Serqet was already holding the iLac when the newest message came. She had been lying on the ground, positioned so her belly supported her weight as she lazily kept herself occupied playing a game on the device while Samira was off doing something else nearby. Serqet didn't really care at that moment. The scorpion tail that had been swaying slowly perked up as the spirit became alerted to the new message that immediately distracted her from her lazy game. "Ooooo! Another one!" A large grin appeared on her face, extremely ecstatic to have another social message to reply to. Just how many contacts she was doing this with was anyone's guess, and one had to wonder if the spirit forgot the messages were really for Samira instead of herself. Serqet closed her game and opened the message to read it. A brow arched quizzically as she did so. "I don't know why he makes these things as if they're a formal letter. Is that a new thing or something?" She shrugged, deciding not to look into it or caring enough to spend time to do that. It was boring being so formal and more fun being herself. Serqet tapped on the empty space meant for her to start her reply, and then began to press the buttons that each had a single letter of the alphabet.

    "'Ello 'ello, Zach! I am doing FAAAAANNNNNtastic! XDD I am up for that lunch idea! You're paying right? HA! JK. I'm covered." Some more smiley faces were added in, an obnoxious amount that Samira herself would frown upon considering she would have used zero emoticons. "So where and what time anyway? O_O"

    Somehow in Serqet's mind, she had forgotten that Samira and even herself were a few countries over. Not that, that was really an issue. Janus could open a portal easily back into town. It was more of the fact someone still had to tell Samira that she now had lunch plans to discuss that star creature again.... after only two days. Most would have assumed that being in the middle of Joya meant that Samira didn't intend to make such plans that day, or even that week. This is one of many reasons why you never leave your iLac unattended, folks.

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    Post by Zachary-Sirius on Tue 20 Aug 2019, 03:23

    While Samira and her more teen-spirited goddess texted, Zachary was getting ready for the day while juggling the Star Critter's crazy antics. He got some breakfast, and fed his new friend a piece of butter toast, orange juice and water. He ate in small bites but was quite hungry for such a little creature. He studied some books he was dedicated to read up on regarding magic-- and the little star would frequently try to interrupt, wanting to play more than sit and watch Zachary read.

    After about a half hour or so, Zachary succumbed to the star's desire and decided to try and play with a ball. THe little star enjoyed it-- playing now between himself and Ruby who also chased it like a cat. Since, the Star Critter came around, Ruby was a bit more guarded, feeling jealous about the new creature flying around Zachary's home.

    As the two played, Zachary spotted the beeping of his phone to find the message. Zachary raised a brow at it and paused as he saw the exaggerated text. He was not the type of person who fell into the fads of doing short, incorrectly written messages unless it was for a speedy response. He took his writing seriously in all aspects to not use language that way. It was kind of odd how she responded as it did not sound like Samira AT ALL. His impression was she was a bit more refined for this kind of way of chatting.

    Regardless... Zachary tapped a reply as Ruby and Star Critter tussled, which only caused the critter to giggle in a ticklish manner.

    "Um, oookaaay," he replied in a more sarcastic term of unease as to how he would verbally reply. "Glad your well. Let's meet up at the Magnolia Bistro along the canal at 1 PM. ,"

    He hit sent and finished getting dress. The meeting was about 2 hours away but Zachary felt he would go out, check the guild hall then meet Samira there afterward. "Okay, you two. Let's get going. " Zachary said as he gestured the little creatures towards him.

    Stopping their tussling, the star critter and ruby carbuncle ran up to Zachary and rested themselves along his shoulder as Zachary dawned his coat.

    ***

    The trek to the Guild hall was to follow up on any word he requested to the guild researchers. Unforutantely, with both his studies and their resources, they were still clueless on the Star Critter's origin. It was too the point that Zachary thought he discovered a brand new species, so he should just accept it, name it his own way and move on.

    ANd by move on, was to accept what Samira's spirit very much advised him not to do. To get attached.

    As he walked down the street, making his way to the Bistro to rest, eat and await Samira, the Star Critter found a snug place to hid on Zachary's person--- in the hood of Zachary's Jacket which was now behind his head. It made a nice pouch for the creature, like that of a kangaroo. While inside, it was one of the few times the creature would calm down and nap. Something about being swaddled or being in Zachary's presence put him at ease, when he wasn't flying about exploring or causing mischief.

    As they reached the edge of the canal-- light appeared as Zachary sensed one of his spirits come through. THe flap of wings made him realize it was none other than Prof Nyx, his white owl spirit as she perched on his shoulder.

    "Good afternoon, Zachary. How is the little one?" she cooed.

    Zachary wordlessly gestured behind him and the owl turned her head-- soon spotting the little creature. Remembering the owl from before, the star reached up excitedly at the fluffy owl.

    "He is a handfull, but he is behaving. We still haven't found anything yet, but at this point I should just consider naming him and be done with it. He been around us for a few days and is anything but malicious." Zachary explained to his spirit.

    "Very true, but I don't think it be as simple as picking up a stray cat off the street." Nyx said as they approached the Bistro. "It would be unwised to get too attached. It may have a home already."

    Zachary heard her but didn't really answer. He just hummed, feeling the little guy's pressure on his back. It was too late-- Zachary already developed a bond for the little guy.

    As he sat down, it was a bit early from the agreed meeting time as he took a long breath. As he sat down, the star critter floated out from his hood and plopped right on top of Zachary's head with a cute little 'oh'. As a waitress came and offered bread and a menu, Zachary thanked her and waited. Seeing the bread and sweet butter-- the star fluttered off his head and sat on a spot on the table. All the while, Nyx watched vigilantly as the little creature tried to take some bread, but was unsure how to apply the butter. It really did act like a child.

    "Oh, brother... Well guess too small hands can't spread butter on bread, huh?" Zachary commented as he proceeded to spread some.

    It was at that moment something odd happened as he finished spreading the butter on the bread and handed it to the star. The contact with his tiny hand caused an explosion of light in Zachary's vision.

    He reeled back a moment as his vision suddenly changed. He saw something fast-- a brilliant blinding light-- like that of the sun right in front of his eyes. It made him recoil but even with eyes closed, he still saw things. It was replaced by a darkness and a wicked grin of a cloaked figure. Tentrils-- like snakes waved in the air...

    The flash ended in a second as he stopped, the little star now looking up at him with confusion and concern.

    "Zachary? Zachary!" Zachary snapped back to awareness as he looked to the nearby chair-- where Nyx was perched upon. "Are you okay?" she asked.

    Zachary shook his head and tried to regain his composure. "Um, yeah... I'm good. Just-- must of gotten something in my eye," he asked, feeling unnerved by what he saw. He always did have an overactive imagination.

    "Pardon me," a calm feminine voice spoke nearby. "Are you by chance Zachary Sirius of Fairy Tail? You're guildmates mentioned you."

    Hearing the voice of the woman, Zachary turned around to behind the fence that divided the restaurant to the rest of the street and canal. Looking at them was a woman in a white labcoat-like outfit with a mild skirt. She had fair light skin and elegant composure. She had short blonde hair cut short with the exception of two long locks that reached down and tied in front of her. A gentle smile was on her face as she gazed upon him and the company of the animals around him.

    "Um, yes... Can I help you, miss? " Zachary asked.

    Her smile gently grew to a more sincere looking one. "Pardon my intrusion during your meal, but I was told you would be here. I believe you and your guild were inquiring about a certain magical creature. When I was informed I came over from Crocus to see if I could be of assistance." the woman said professionally and reached into her pocket-- producing a business card. "My name is Dr. Oliva M. Gorgon. Assistant Director and Manager at the BMD's Cryptid Division."



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    Samira Nassar
    Samira Nassar
     
     

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    First Magic: Celestial Avatar Summoning
    Second Magic: Celestial Avatar
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    Post by Samira Nassar on Thu 29 Aug 2019, 16:33

    "Okie dokie!" The spirit typed as a reply and then hit send. Well that was fun. On to the next thing! She'll inform Samira about the lunch appointment eh... Later. If she remembered. A game app was opened on the iLac and she began to play it. The sound effects were at full volume and it wasn't long before her lazy activity was noticed by another. It only took them about four hours to realize she wasn't helping at all.

    "Oi!" Shouted another spirit that had snuck up on the distracted scorpion lady and pulled her back by the tail to further get her attention. "Why is it that the rest of us are working but you're lying there playing around with that thing?" Serquet flicked her tail back and rolled over to face the tail pulling offender. Her mouth formed into an innocent smile. "Because this is more fun and no one noticed me sneak away." The swordsman spirit sweatdropped at that answer. Really? Technically that was true. None of them noticed her missing until the sound of random silly effects echoed through the surrounding area. But it still didn't have to be said! "Bah! Give me that. Samira was looking for that an hour ago."

    "Fiinneee." She'd find something else to do to pass the time and procrastinate from anything that ruined her lazy day. The iLac was thrown right at his head, bouncing off it and landing on the ground. Her giggle did not stop him from glaring and grumbling under his breath about having to deal with her. While she certainly was having fun with that immaturity he was not. Her better get a damn new crossword puzzle book after this as a tolerance award. The spirit incarnation of Susano grabbed the iLac from the ground and shut off that annoying game. "Hm?" When the game shut down the iLac was directed back to the message app. He read parts of it, enough to get names at least and for him to take note that the messages next to Samira's name didn't fit her persona at all. He arched a brow quizzically, looked at Serqet, and then back to the iLac screen. He shrugged. It was obvious what was up but it wasn't his problem really. Instead he moved onto the other thought on his mind. "Isn't this that celestial brat Samira ran into back in magnolia town?"

    "Yep!"

    "Its only been two days! Does he really think we don't have anything better to do than take on a social call? Kids these days."

    "Well I would say the social call is better than sitting here in the middle of no where."

    "I meant in terms of importance. I'm not really enjoying the thrills of scavenger hunting."

    The two sighed, agreeing on that. A long silence was there between them until the scorpion spirit got an idea in her head. She sat up and looked up at her fellow spirit with a mischievous look in her eyes. "Want to make a Kindling page for Samira? It'll be funnnnnnn."

    Susano blinked and stared. "I have no idea what that even is." But he shrugged his shoulders regardless and handed Serqet the iLac before taking a seat beside her. "But I could use a break. Educate me." And so the two went to work, forgetting the stuff they were supposed to do while also forgetting to even tell Samira about Zachary's message. Before long, the other spirits that were roaming around found them and joined in, but instead of a Kindling account they were now all over the Lacrima Net making fake pages for their summoner. Lacbook, MagiGram, etc, etc. It was absolutely baffling that she had never even made one before. It seemed to be the thing to do if you wanted to be hip in the Lacrima Net world. The world that Samira never really tuned into and it would be her being baffled that they thought she needed or wanted any of those pages. Regardless, for the spirits it was a party of coming up with things to put on the pages, and the iLac was passed around several times over.

    Queue in the "What are you all doing?" line once Samira herself made her way over, the last to notice that everyone was gone. The spirit group hushed and pretended that they were the most innocent beings in the universe. While there may have been a bit of suspicion that showed on the summoner's facial features, she still bought that they were just taking a break and playing games on her iLac instead of being up to no good doing other things that she would later have to scold them for when she found out. Maybe she was just happy that the device had been found after she had thought she lost it earlier. She took it, naturally with all the pages of fake info being closed and removed from the screen, and started to mess with it herself to find an app that she needed while walking away.

    "Oh, by the way, that kid from Fairy Tail sent a message. You're supposed to meet him for lunch in about five minutes. I think he wants to fawn over that star thing again."

    Samira stopped upon hearing that. Her emerald gaze left the iLac screen and she stared at the group of spirits blankly. Blink. Bliiiinnnnkkk. An awkward moment of silence passed by with that same stare until she finally said something, coming to a quite obvious conclusion. "Has it not only been two days?" She couldn't really fathom what there could be to discuss in such a short time period. Surely anything that could, could have been sent in a message. Not that she really would have minded a social call if she were still in town, but... well she wasn't. Had Zachary really expected her to still be there? Even the typical mage was busy doing jobs for their guilds or to get some spare jewels for themselves, add on a couple of titles to a mage and it should be even more obvious that there were things to do. Maybe she came off as the lazy sort. Or maybe the titles made people think that she didn't have to do much of anything anymore. Huh.

    "That's what I said!"

    "Actually.... five minutes? When did he even send that message? That is very demanding of him. I disapprove. The least he could have done is wait for me to reject it before assuming I would go." Samira was oblivious to the proverbial sweatdrops going down the backs of each spirit's head as she went to check the messages for herself. She began to read the first message.... dating back days ago. Then the replies that seemingly came from her... if she lost all of her senses. All the way to that same day where she said that she would meet him there. Slowly her gaze looked back at the spirits. Most of them vanished in a storm of colorful particles, leaving only Serqet, who was laughing nervously. "I should have known when the iLac went missing."

    The woman sighed and turned the iLac off. It was possible to cancel the lunch appointment, but it was rather late to do so now. Zachary was probably already there, and it'd be a bit rude to cancel at that point regardless of reason. Samira would have to settle on just being a few minutes late. While she could get there pretty quickly with the help of her portal spirit, she still needed to put her quest on halt and inform those that she was working with that she would need to disappear for a couple of hours. Thankfully they didn't mind. A problem came up that would need to be taken care of before they could proceed and it was best if they handled it themselves. Perfect enough, she supposed.

    Enter the fast forward music theme

    And so with the help of the spirit incarnation of the god of portals, Samira found herself standing on the streets of Magnolia Town. Again. Already. For Zachary and the woman though, it probably wasn't as normal or expected when a large swirling blue portal appeared out of no where to deliver the Saint and God of Ishgar right in front of the Bistro. Oddly enough right in front of their table in the outside seating area even. The portal master was never wrong... unless he was in a cave. He never could accurately predict the twists and turns there and often times his portals, and what went through them, got stuck in the rocky walls.

    Samira blinked as her eyes adjusted to the newish scenery and taking notice of Zachary sitting at the table in front of her. "Oh, well that was easy enough," she commented, referring to having to find the boy after making it to the town itself. She half expected it to at least take a few minutes of going from table to table or even asking where he was seated. Convenient! "Hello, Zachary. Apologies for the slight delay. I was not actually expecting a social visit today so it was a bit... surprising." She left out that it was really a spirit that had accepted the social call, and pretty much all of the messages before that. As she approached closer to take a seat, she stopped herself and stood there. Her attention turned towards the woman that also stood near the table. Her ability to sense another's magic or even any spirits they might have had was not going. That was switched off so as to not seem as if she were invading a person's privacy if they preferred others not knowing. As such, her own power levels and strength were also masked and hidden. There had been times when people were uncomfortable with her magic aura and she preferred to not complicate the lives of those in town by just existing. So long as she didn't use any of her normal magic she would seem as if she were a completely non-magical human. Just a look-alike of the real Samira surely.

    "Oh, excuse me if I am intruding on the conversation. Are you a friend of Zachary's?" At that point Samira had no real reason to be suspicious of the woman. She seemed quite normal enough. It was just more surprising that she existed since she wasn't mentioned in any of the messages she read previously.

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    Zachary-Sirius

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    Post by Zachary-Sirius on Thu 05 Sep 2019, 03:05

    "My name is Dr. Oliva M. Gorgon. Assistant Director and Manager at the BMD's Cryptid Division."

    Zachary took the card from the woman and looked it over. Ruby and Nyx looked it over too-- seeing the elegant text of it along with the bold print of the organization. "The BMD? The Bureau of Magic Development?" Zachary asked, surprised someone from that organization came. The BMD was often associated with the Magic Council for their research and development into new magics and similar phenomenon to aid and protect Fiore. It was a big deal in the magical world. It appeared this woman was a researcher for them.

    "Um, hi. I'm Zachary Sirius, Yes. I am surprised but I am grateful to meet you," he said politely as the two shook hands and he held on to her card.

    "The pleasure is mine. I am sorry if I am catching you at a bad time, but it seemed your case was somewhat... urgent?" she asked.

    Curious now, the star critter came out of hiding-- and peered over Zachary's shoulder, a piece of bread in his little hands. He looked to the woman with innocent curiosity-- and the woman looked back, realizing the creature that was in reference to. She knew it at first glance...

    It was then that the portal would open and Samira would appear. The others turned to find a teal green haired woman emerge from the portal casually. As Samira called out to him and apologize for being late, Zachary turned to her with a smile. "Oh, it's okay. I hope it wasn't inconveniencing to you. Your message sounded a bit... not like yourself?" he asked.

    Before that topic could be addressed, the star critter dropped the bread and flew right for Samira. Samiwa!! he cried and flew right for her for a 'face-hug'. While one of the morons at the guildhall would tease at thinking the hug was to shove alien eggs down the victim's throat...

    ... the only harm he could do was smother you to death from his desire for hugs. Since Zachary took care of him, the star was overly assertive for hugs.

    As Samira would react to the 'huggie attack', Zachary glanced between her and the Dr who had joined them. "Um, Samira-- this is Dr. Gorgon. She is from the Bureau of Magic Development. Apparently she heard my request for aid identifying what our little friend here is. Dr. Gorgon, she was with me when we discovered the meteorite that contained ... well him."

    Though she remained pleasant, it seemed the Doctor had a sense of what Samira was, or rather by her reputation-- but didn't say anything regarding it. She too extended a hand to her to shake. "It's a pleasure to meet you too. " she said, "While I hate to mix business with pleasure, perhaps we can discuss this over a meal together if you do not mind. It seems we have much to discuss."

    The three of them soon rejoined the table-- as Ruby continued to remain perched on Zachary's shoulder, and Nyx on the railing of the Bistro's outside section. Samira would be nearby on the next chair-- while Dr. Gorgon sat opposite them as she had ordered a cup of coffee. "Well, I won't be the one to point out the obvious, but can I assume the star-shaped creature beside you is the cryptid you are referring to?" she said calmly and calculating.

    Zachary glanced to the Star Critter, who now resumed to nibble on his bread as they waited for their order. Zachary ordered two orders of scrambled eggs, orange juice, and strawberry parfe-- to share with his new friend and Ruby beside him. While he was happy to share his food with his summons, he didn't always have the money for them all. The star critter especially had a hearty appetite.

    "Yeah, thats him. I have been calling him a 'Star Critter', as i have no idea what to really call him. Its kind of hard to not get attached to him," Zachary explained, looking also for Samira to also give whatever input she had for this official Doctor. "At first, we thought it might be some violent malicious monster from outer space, but the only thing dangerous about him is if you are a pastry. "

    The Star Critter looked up to the woman across the table. THough a stranger to the star compared to Zachary and Samira, who had been there the moment of him waking up, he smiled kindly to the blonde woman. All the while, the woman kept a neutral glance at it, trying to keep her thoughts and facts on point.

    "Ah, I see," Dr. Gorgon said and took a sip of her coffee.

    As they talked, Nyx continued to watch the good Doctor. Something about this woman made the owl's feathers ruffled that didn't give her a good feeling about.

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    The Star, The Witch and the Key Empty Re: The Star, The Witch and the Key

    Post by Samira Nassar on Fri 06 Sep 2019, 20:50

    Heh heh, not like herself. Yes, that was exactly what all those messages were. Maybe she would tell him later to call on the iLac if he needed her instead of sending written messages, although technically that plan was a horrible one too with one particular spirit able to grant others her form as a prank or even give it to himself. Using her voice over a call would be a cinch. The solution could be just for her to keep an eye on the iLac and always have it on her person, but that was just too logical. She didn't care enough about the item for that when she could carry around other things instead. To put it simply, the Saint just didn't like that lacrima technology whatsoever. She preferred old fashioned letter writing that would take eons to get to the recipient.

    With the woman having been more focused on the unexpected brunch guest, she did not take notice of the small star shaped creature leaving the table and coming for her. Although spoken in a form befitting a toddler learning to speak, Samira recognized her name and turned her gaze back to the table just in time to see nothing but the belly of the creature that had attached itself to her face. She made a small sound mixed with surprise and confusion that was muffled by the new facial makeover that was forcefully placed on her. Well that was awkward. Hugs were not meant for the face. Seeing that her ability to breathe was much preferred than the new living accessory, Samira gently pulled the creature off and stared at him. "Hello to you too," she said warmly, but there was only a small smile there for pleasantries. Taking on the more logical route that one of her spirits had even advised Zachary the other day, Samira wasn't going to become attached to the creature. While he seemed innocent and gentle enough, they still did not know what he was or what he was capable of.

    Samira might have seem perfectly distracted by the creature, but she was still listening to Zachary as he informed her of who the other woman standing there was. Being able to multi-task and listen to many things at once was a necessity when over forty voices existed in one's head as it was, which would have likely been more than enough to drive anyone to the point of insanity. The star critter was placed on the table so he could waddle back over to Zachary or whatever else he felt like doing. Now it was back to the woman, who had extended her hand for a handshake greeting. Samira accepted and did the same out of respect. Although, while she did that she stared at the magic researcher with a blank expression. No smile, no suspicion, just nothing. "Gorgon, is it? You have an unusual name." Yes, leave it to Samira to not notice anything about the woman aside from her name, but there was a reason for that. "Was your family named after the ones in myth? The ones with snakes for hair, I mean." It was probably best to make that clear considering the other definition was that of a fierce, frightening, and repulsive woman. Insulting the woman by making her assume she meant the secondary definition was not where she wanted the conversation to go. Was it an insignificant and meaningless topic considering she was there for the star critter? Possibly for everyone else, but not for Samira.

    Snakes had a habit of entering her life in various ways, most of them not good. The mission in Hosenka to take out a giant monster snake that was terrorizing the spa town, which had been one given by her previous guild master as her B rank exam. The colossal serpent that was, in the most basic definition, an experimental clone of one of her spirits. That one had caused devastation in its path and was difficult to take down. It almost wasn't successful at all and many had died that day still. She even had a snake spirit or three, with one of them not being the most controlled or tolerable of the bunch. It was a darkness that was often dormant and locked away until needed or he got bored. Samira could even turn into a snake creature herself with her own magic. That wasn't even adding that her previous guild was Lamia Scale, of which lamia were often categorized as half snake creatures. The woman's name being "Gorgon" left the summoner with something to ponder. What would this woman bring to add to the list? Samira was uncertain what to think. There was the benefit of the doubt that she was thinking too deep into that connection and the name was just coincidence. But then, everything else could have been tallied up as simply coincidence as well.

    Regardless of how that was responded to, Samira did agree with the woman's previous statement. If she was there about the star critter then there was probably a few things to discuss. Although Samira did not really know what she could possibly add to the discussion. A witness she may have been, but Zachary was the one taking care of it the past couple of days and knew more about it. Her knowledge was limited, and if any of her spirits knew anything they weren't giving those details willingly. They most likely just did not care whatsoever. Samira took her seat and when it came time to order her side of it was small. Being a glutton was not in her nature, especially around other people. She normally ate light, and that time would be no different. A light meal of mixed fruit and water was all she wanted, and so that was what she ordered.

    Samira remained quiet as the other two talked, even being silent when Zachary looked to her for some additional input. Once it seemed the conversation stalled with Dr. Gorgon just leaving it as "ah, I see," Samira then finally spoke. "The creature presents no danger currently, yes, but whether that continues to be true is uncertain." Whether the creature grew up into something dangerous, or had hidden abilities it had yet to realize already was anyone's guess at that point. Zachary seemed to forget that part. To say that there was absolutely nothing dangerous at all was highly exaggerated. Samira shifted in her chair as she wondered if she should bring up the key that was attached to the same space rock the creature was. She decided not to for now. That could be brought up later if it helped solve a bit of the mystery. For now, maybe they should ask what the woman already knew or had theories about. "Seeing as you are here because you were given enough information about the creature to gain an interest, I assume you have a theory or know a little something about what he is. I would not think that the Bureau of Magic Development would personally send someone for just any case, so this one must be of more significance than just magic meteorites being involved." It wasn't really Samira being suspicious about anything. It was just simple logic. The Bureau of Magic Development was likely a very busy organization and most likely had several cases across the globe. A personal visit was probably rare indeed.

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    The Star, The Witch and the Key Empty Re: The Star, The Witch and the Key

    Post by Zachary-Sirius on Fri 06 Sep 2019, 23:05

    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.

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    The Star, The Witch and the Key Empty Re: The Star, The Witch and the Key

    Post by Samira Nassar on Tue 10 Sep 2019, 23:26

    "Oh, I see," Samira stated with a blink and awe on her face. She did not know much about the Bureau of Magic Development really. It was rarely talked about, and quite frankly it was possible that she forgot about its existence altogether. Honestly contacting the bureau in the past for some of her missions or for knowledge about certain things in general would have had come in handy in the past. Now the woman felt a bit foolish for not knowing much of anything about it. Her family never relied on it while they did their own expeditions and research, and those she knew herself in past and present also had no connections to the organization. It was only natural for her to not really consider it either, right? Right? Eh, maybe she'd give them a visit in the future to discuss a certain unkillable monster problem back on some island she had ventured to before and figure out the magic behind that. For now, Samira kept that to herself. "That is impressive. In that case thank you for taking the time to come all this way personally, and for allowing me to remain here during the discussion." There was sincerity and gratitude in her voice to imply that she meant what she said.

    From there Samira remained quiet. While she may had appreciated being there she still wasn't quite sure why. There was very little for her to offer in the discussion. So, to busy herself while Zachary and Dr. Gorgon talked, Samira drank her water and ate pieces of her fruity breakfast. The siphoning of energy theory made sense. Many magical beings, typical celestial spirits especially, drew energy from their masters a lot of the time. It was generally a required expense for them to be of any use in battle. Many could enter the normal realm and remain for some time on their own power, but the amount of time varied. Samira's could stay in the normal realm as long as they liked due to having a certain ingredient in their composition when they were created. That is, the essence of the god originals that they represent. It was a given Zachary's spirit, or even Zachary himself was of similar nature somehow. The carbuncle was always around for lengthy periods of time with zero issue. It was peculiar even as a celestial spirit that seemed to be more of a companion pet than battle spirit.

    In regards to the creature being a sort of celestial spirit, it was possible. There was that key that had existed in the same space rock as the star creature. But then again it also was a bit of a silly idea to her. Celestial spirits were in a different realm entirely and most likely were "born" there. Not in the normal world's version of outer space. The key had to be something else, and the creature also of a different origin. Some could be created like hers were, either by god or mortal, but the fall from outer space would suggest aliens were involved, which was probably a far-fetched notion. That too was kept to herself, else the weird alien egg theory would probably cause Zachary to go into another freak out fit of paranoia like he had before the other day.

    For some reason Nyx had told them that she needed to go and check on something. That was fine with Samira. She nodded in acknowledgement and let the owl spirit leave with no issue. It must have been important, and really just because spirits were bound to a summoner didn't mean that they didn't have other things to do. Her gaze went back to the other two humans are the table so the conversation could continue. "To be more specific, the creature came from the only magical fragment that was attached to the meteor. The rest was non-magical and seemed to be quite ordinary besides its origin being off planet. That night I reported the incident so the Magnolia authorities have either cleaned up the area or have it warded off until they do. I can take us there if you like." Naturally she was suggesting using her portal spirit to take them to the location near instantly. "If it is the magical parts of it that you would rather examine to add to your data, I believe those ceased to exist once the creature unraveled itself from it." Uncertain, Samira looked towards Zachary to confirm or deny. Unless Zachary had more to add on to what they knew, that only left the key to bring up. Based on the message she had read earlier after she got her iLac back, it was not working no matter how many times he tried. Still, there had to be a connection. Even if she was wrong and the key belonged to the star creature with him as a spirit instead of... whatever other thing he could be, there still would have been a sign magically that could be felt.

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    The Star, The Witch and the Key Empty Re: The Star, The Witch and the Key

    Post by Zachary-Sirius on Wed 11 Sep 2019, 02:54

    "Ah, yes. I did recall talk about the meteorite. It definitely makes some sense to find such an unprecedented creature from such a phenomenon," she mentioned. "As you said, the magic dissipated from that area, outside of the natural magic the forest radiates." Dr. Gorgon looked to the star, having finished his meal and now laid out happily on his back soaking up the sun. "Now, as for the creature himself... he will require more observation. At this point, if he is not a danger to others, this world is not native to it. It may require magic or nutrients beyond the physical. And protection from others. " she said, and calmly smiled. "Would you be willing to allow the BMD to take this creature into our protective custody?"

    Zachary's eyes widened a bit at this offer. "W-what?" he asked innocently, feeling his heart drop a bit.

    Despite the suggestion, the doctor remained as calm and welcoming as before. If only they knew...

    "You must understand. A creature of this significance is not just revolutionary in the study of magical creatures, but to allow him to be in the open may put him in further risk. He should be studied carefully in a place where he can be comfortable and safe. Do you not agree?" she asked, looking to Samira-- seeing her as the adult of the duo.

    All the while, Zachary looked stunned. Despite every advice, every attempt, Zachary bad at the idea of being seperated from the little creature. He turned to the Star Critter, giving him a good look. He laid there happily, then slowly opened up his eyes. The sight of Zachary caused him to let out a happy cheer and smile at him. It was what Samira's spirits feared... Zachary had grown attached to the little creature, and he wasn't ashamed of it in the least.

    Slowly, Zachary reached up and picked up Astral into his arms like a tiny infant. All the while Ruby crawled up his arm and licked the star's face, causing the creature to giggle and squirm as it tickled. The sound of its laughter spread a merry feeling through anyone who had a heart to hear.

    Suddenly, he felt a throb in his head. A gasp escaped Zachary as for a moment, his grip on the star loosened and he fell forward. He braced himself on the table as he let out a cry of pain.

    The Star critter looked up in concern, seeing Zachary's eyes closed with pain. Zachawy...? he chirped.

    "Ghhheh!" he grunted, probably alarming Samira too as he suddenly opened his eyes-- for the briefest of moments, out of sight of Dr. Gorgon from his hair-- his eyes flashed in a black-color, his pupils changed.

    An explosion of color and light flashed in his vision. Only for a second. It was as if it was night with stars exploding all around him in different shapes and colors. For the briefest of moment he saw the Star Critter, flashes of things in the dark. A cage. The sound of a knife-- a hiss-- and finally he saw the color of a humanoid mass in front of him-- in a green sickly aura like a gas cloud, a feeling of malice from it that made him feel nauseous.

    "Oh my!" Dr. Gorgon called out. "Mr. Sirius, are you okay?"

    The pain and flashes stopped as he looked up-- his eyes back to normal. It happened all in a matter of a second, as he looked ahead.

    He saw the doctor before him, looking confused. His impression, his demeanor was different as his eyes rested upon her. His breath quickened as he looked down, seeing the Star Critter and Ruby look up at him with concern.

    He shook his head a bit, trying to regain his senses. "I-I'm fine. Just got a little dizzy. Maybe too much Orange Juice or something."

    Dr. Gorgon had a concern look on her face. "Have you had such dizzyspells? It could be the creature. It may be best if we did bring it to our lab to make sure it's not a risk to you." she suggested.

    The offer began to sound more insistent, than out of concern. He had to admit... the flashes and images started happening the longer he had been with the creature. Still, as he looked at him, the pain didn't matter than how he felt holding the soft creature in his arms.

    A sigh escaped Zachary as he turned to Samira. Though she been very quiet and kept things to herself for the time being. Still, he somehow knew she would agree with what he was about to say. "I'm sorry... but, I don't think I can just hand him over like this," he said, "I believe you mean well, just it wouldn't be responcible of me to just hand him over to you. Maybe we can see your organization in person before we discuss giving him to some organization for study. I want to be SURE he is well looked after, and not put into some kind of pod like those Lacryma mad-scientist shows." he said, a clear picture in his mind.

    Samira knew after the long-time how rich Zachary's imagination was. The Doctor blinked at this, but soon showed a kind smile on her face. "Oh, of course. I understand completely. You are far more responsible than I suspected Fairy Tail wizards to be. They are good to have you in their ranks." she commented.

    Meanwhile, as they happened to discuss things... something began to brew in the streets of the canal where they were sitting. Slowly, Zachary felt that strange 'headache' slowly coming on again. He was starting to think the Star was indeed having an effect on him at this point, but perhaps it was something else...

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    The Star, The Witch and the Key Empty Re: The Star, The Witch and the Key

    Post by Samira Nassar on Thu 12 Sep 2019, 17:19

    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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