Solo Word Count: 12,500 words
Group Word Count: 25,000 words
Since becoming an S class wizard, Zachary took his drive into Fairy Tail far more seriously. He now was no longer a 'kid' wizard trying to impress the drunks in the guildhall-- but someone at the forefront of being the guild's ace and with the desire to make them a respected guild once more, Zachary was determined to take on more difficult jobs than just investigating some monsters or finding a lost item.
Dressed in his blue jacket and with Astral, the little adorable star fairy resting on his head, he now stood before the job board mulling over his next big quest. He had many adventures and collected many Spirits keys to help him. His summons was not just strong, but he also was strong in a new form of magic he learned for his S class trial. If anyone had any doubts about what he was capable of, they would learn better after clashing with him.
Still, with power came responsibility, and he was determined to put his power to good use. Zachary would read the board, a bit stumped at what to take. While he could have gone to the top floor and take one of the more 'difficult' jobs, he wanted to take a harder regular one in order to better grasp his new magic and make himself better known in a city. As he was reading each job cluttered on the request board, Astral, the little star fairy on his head, looked at the board for its pictures and colors. Curious, the little star floated off Zachary's blue-haired head and grabbed a random flyer of a bright purple color. Pwetty! Pick this wone, Pick this wone! he chirped.
Zachary gave a half-smile as he took the flyer, seeing it being a babysitting job. "Maybe next time, Astral-buddy. We want a grand adventure to go on,"he said as he put the flyer back.
"You should do one that has a good quality of experience, not just about increasing your 'fame'," a broad sounding voice spoke behind him.
Zachary turned to find none other than Leo, aka Ajani, behind him. In his idle form, he appeared as a tribal were-lion with white fur and leather armor. The lion had his arms crossed as he looked at Zachary and the board.
"Leo? When did you appear?" Zachary asked, not recalling summoning him.
The lion scoffed with a grunt and a brush of his paw. "I'm more than capable of coming here on my own magic. I was observing from the Celestial World and figure I come and give you a hand selecting it. If you are planning to do a big job, no doubt you will need me there, right?" he asked.
Zachary smiled as he saw the lion beside him, and appreciated his initiative. "Yeah. That's very much appreciated, Ajani. Thanks." he said with appreciation.
Astral's face lit up with joy to see Leo before him. His little arms went up in the air. Yay-yay! Leow's hewe! Huggies! Astral cried in tele-talk and flew to try and face-hug the lion, something it tried to do often to people.
Leo's face skewed with alarm and intercepted the cute star-critter with his paw, holding him easily in his paw and keeping him at a distance. "For the love of Andromeda, what is it with you people and hugs?" he growled, causing a chuckle from Zachary as Astral continued to try and fly forward against the large arm.