The curiousity on Astral made him stop nibbling his cookie. The little star critter looked up to the foxy girl with a tilt of his star-shaped head. Oooh? Fluffy! Astral said in his telepathic means of communicating with others. He dropped the remains of the cookie and waved to her.
The calling him a 'pet', made Zachary a bit confused. Technically, he was a 'pet'. He took care of him, fed him, petted him, loved him like any other tiny creature. But he was intellegent. He was more like a tiny child or an infant, but one who could talk and communicate, especially how it felt. Was something like that to be considered a pet? Plus the nature of talking about him was dangerous. Zachary had sworn to be careful about whom he spoke about him too.
"Astral is... a creature from a galaxy very, very far away beyond our Earthland
celestial sphere. So, he really not exactly what i would call a spirit. If he did, he wouldn't be eating... well need to eat anyway, " Zachary explained as Astral levitated off the table and began to flutter around Kumiko.
What Zachary didn't share was that Astral had a very strong magic inside him. He could heal others, due to it, and even grant wishes if he wanted. However, what made it dangerous was that there was a legend of one could obtain immortality if someone ate a star fairy's heart-- naturally killing him. One such person, a witch named Medusa, tried to do that to him, and Zachary swore he would never allow anyone to hurt his friend like that again. Hense the need to keep what he was a secret. He wasn't sure who to trust with it, even within Fairy Tail.
He was about to share about his magic after he finished a bit of his juice. She was very talkative and friendly. As he drank a bit more, she talked about being t he best wizard ever-- and how she could teach him stuff.
PFFFFT!! Juice accidentally slipped out of his lips and he coughed, causing Astral to flinch in the air in concern. He coughed a few times , patting his chest. "I'm good-I'm good. Um... that sounds great. Um, lets not get ahead of ourselves. I might be modest, but I know quite a bit myself."
He might have been new himself by example t o others, but Zachary was already an accomplished Celestial Wizard. He reached into his pocket and took them out-- his Celestial Spirit Keys, showing the wide variety of spirits he had, including Leo's golden key. "I am dabbling in more than this but yes, I do have spirits. I am a Celestial Wizard to boot, as well. " he explained.