It was strange that she could still move her mouth and speak to him, somehow… nah, it wasn’t that bad. He didn’t want to completely paralyze her, for otherwise, she wouldn’t be able to breathe, and then she would, y’know, choke to death. This was fine, for now… the moment he would use this spell on a foe, his other spells such as Halo Blade would do the trick.
It was… unnerving that Kumiko wanted to meet them. He sighed and began explaining to her: “They aren’t around, anymore… most of them are assumed dead, while Sorano-imouto is still reported missing. I… hope that I can find her someday. Y’know, ask her what happened.” Now that he thought about it, he was promoted to co-GM by her a little time before Sorano-imouto suddenly disappeared… was it something that she predicted? And if so, was she… was she truly gone now? And had she entrusted the guild to Mura’s mastership because of that…?
Given by Kumiko’s words, she probably didn’t know that many Onmyōdō spells or resident spells from Midi. Well, this would definitely be some national bonding between them, for Mura was more than happy to teach her. He released the spell that was immobilizing her, and once she found her foothold again, he would pat her head very gently. She was a Dragon Slayer, and her inner magic would have to align and compliment with any Onmyōdō spells that she would learn.
“You are a kitsune, through and through… so I bet that it’d be easier for you to learn these spells. Although, I’ve been trained to become a Daionmyōji (Great Onmyōji), so I don’t know where the difference will be, really,” he explained to her, starting to think his words through as he said them, “… Ah! This spell should be just the right kind of spell for you!” Without warning, he picked up a piece of paper and dangled it in front of her face. “This paper can work as a ‘conductor’… there’s a spell where you redirect another spell aimed to harm you towards this item, so the spell doesn’t affect you at all. This paper should be strong enough to withstand any curses or conjurations that people throw at you, and then you’ll be safe from those kinds of spells.”
He laid the paper next to Kumiko and walked back, then turned towards her and said: “You must be able to grab the curse that someone throws at you, and then redirect it at this paper. Then, a mark will appear on it, and you’ll have saved yourself temporarily. It’ll be a little difficult at first, so I’ll use a harmless curse.” He snapped his fingers and caused the air to change, suddenly getting heavier and heavier and pushing Kumiko down a bit.
“Now try and, uh, ‘feel’ the magic that’s pushing you down… like grabbing clouds. Just grab the clouds of magic and throw it into the paper…”
TWC: 1745 + 494 = 2239