Man, what a stacked festival! Mura had just walked through the entrance to the Capital Crocus, donning his usual Toad Sage Gi with Gaitō over his shoulders as a small cloak - despite today being a celebratory occasion, he did
find himself in Capital Crocus of all cities, after all. This place would be filled to the brim with civilians from all over Fiore for such an event, all wanting to celebrate, have fun, eat, drink, dance, play, watch the stars and the fireworks. People of all ages, too… even small kids who looked up to Wizard Saints like him.
That was how, a minute after having entered Crocus, he was recognized by a group of kids running about. They were playing some kind of ‘wizard brawl’ like game with wands and tall hats, pointing at each other and shouting out words like ‘firebolt’ and ‘ice spike’. They had braked in their track, each kid - boys and girls alike - gazed upon the familiar face that they had seen in the Sorceror’s Magazine as well.
“H-Hey, that’s Mura Kensho!”
“Mura Kensho?! Hi! Hi Hi!”
“You’re here too! Yayyyyy!”
“Come and play Wizards with us! Use real spells!”
“What, no! He’s not a child!”
While bickering with each other over what to do with the celebrity in front of them, they slowly realized that Mura’s surprised face had changed into one with a cheeky grin. The shaman had lifted his right index finger up and spoke to them in a mild but mysterious manner: “Ohhhhh, you’ve picked the wrong wizard to play with. You see, I possess one of the most powerful, most taboo spells in all of Earthland…”
“… H-Huuh?”“… SPRINKLEEEEEEEEEER!”
“A taboo spell! Do you mean, like, a forbidden spell?”
“What spell is forbidden? What does that mean?”
“S-Shut up, he’s about to show us…!”
Mura shouted as his finger released a spray of purified water, raining it all over the kids who cried in joy.
“That’s not- that’s not a forbidden spell!”
And thus, it turned into a chase. The shaman hunted down the kids who ran across the roads, each laughing as they would try to get away from his sprinkling water magic. This would continue for a while before Mura came across none other than his own, in-the-flesh wife. He almost sprinkled her down too, but he was quick enough to put a stop to his little spell before it wet her clothes. She had probably been waiting for a little long, huh… oof.
A little awkward.“O-Oh, there you are, Mythica…”
Mura spoke up, laughing a little nervously with a voice and posture to pretend that he was looking for her. This could, perhaps, have stood up if the kids didn’t call for him right after: “Aww, Mr. Kensho! You’re too slow, now! The others can get away, now!”“S-Sorry, kids… I gotta bail out. You all have fun, okay?”“Whaaaat? Aww… okay, but if you get on the Sorceror’s Magazine again, shout me out!”“Sure!”
The kid with ginger hair then ran towards the group of kids and disappeared behind the crowds. That left Mura with his wife in the middle of the street as the shaman gave a solid moment of silence before breaking the silence again - not really, the buzz from the crowds were almost deafening them all: “S-Sorry, I was… y’know… this is such a huge fest. Let’s go get some snacks or something…!”
He kept a goofy smile on his face, hoping to not have angered Mythica too much, and he also offered his shoulder, so they could link arms like a really cute couple.
In the background, further away from the two of them, Kyuken and Zirconis floated about as the ghosts they were, commenting:“Damn, what a cocky brat, running off and playing monster with kids that aren’t even his…”“You could’ve warned him or something…”“… YOU could’ve warned him or something!”“I- well, we BOTH could’ve warned him!”“B-But why didn’t we?!”“… Hmpf. It was just to keep the kids happy and all. He has quite a reputation, and he just wanted to live up to it.”