Skylar tilted his head slightly as Velvet jumped, then turned around and looked just to the side of him. That was peculiar. Even more peculiar was when she tried to point west and ended up pointing south. With one hand, he reached out and gently pushed her hand until it pointed in the right direction. "That way. I memorized the way there, so whenever you're ready, we can go." he said.
As they walked, Skylar would begin putting things together. He'd always been good at solving puzzles. First was the way they had run into each other. As he thought about it, he could remember seeing her out of the corner of his eye just before they'd stepped around the corner and collided. Her head had been up and straight forward, as a person's normally would be as they walked. She should have been able to see him in time to react. The only reason Skylar hadn't seen her in time was because he was looking up and to the side, at the castle on the hill. Then there was the constant breeze he'd felt blowing against him as he spoke to her, of which she was certainly the source. There was no reason for her to maintain such a constant, fine current, unless she was using it to monitor him. Then there was the way she seemed unfamiliar with this town, which was odd, as she was a mage of Sabertooth, who owned the Ace of Spades. It could be explained if she was new, but she knew the guild well enough to immediately know he wasn't a fellow member. Finally, there was the way she hadn't looked directly at him when he'd startled her, as most people would when they were surprised. She'd looked to the side of him instead of straight on.
Skylar mulled all this over in his head, thinking of the possible answers to her mysterious behavior. After some time, he came to the conclusion that the poor girl was blind, or at least near-blind, and used her wind magic to 'see', the same way she used it to 'speak.' He couldn't be sure, of course, but it felt right. But if that were true, it would mean she'd lied to him at least once. Which, after mulling that over for a time, he realized he couldn't fault her for. A young, pretty girl who couldn't see? She must live in constant fear of being taken advantage of. If he were in her situation, he wasn't sure he wouldn't also lie to everyone he met. Skylar's immediate, knee-jerk reaction was to protect her. Which surprised him. Where did this sudden protectiveness come from? He barely knew her. And if she was a mage, which she clearly was, she could probably fend for herself. Or at least run away before anything bad happened to her. His sense of her magic was that it was more powerful than his, at least at the moment, and seemed to come as naturally to her as breathing. If she was using it to see and to speak... Her control over the wind was finer and more substantial than he'd ever heard of. She could probably easily deal with some thug trying to get the jump on her.
The thing was, he could think of no tactful way to ask her if she was blind, and simply asking her outright would probably scare her off, if she's so wary about keeping it a secret. He definitely didn't want that. He wanted to spend more time with her. More than that, he wanted to fly with her, if that was even possible. So, he could do nothing but keep quiet. For now, anyway.
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