✩ Smiling rather intently at the thought of the attainment of her celestials and the freedom she was granted by her god, the girl which floated upon her broomstick would continue to follow the flying orca's direction whilst holding her keyring to catch Shiva's gaze. While it was true that the zodiac key that sat within her collection brought a reaction that she was going for from the other mage, it would seem as if the fellow white-haired girl would feel differently about the lengths she could go to consider her keys secured within her midst- Waverly would let out a gasp as Shiva would seem to throw her keys at her to take a look, quickly descending downwards to snag the keys out of the air to prevent them from falling into the water. "Tch," she would exclaim once more almost as if she was disgusted in the fellow mage's carelessness, raising the much smaller keyring up to her eyes to take a look at just what the fellow celestial summoner had brought with her on this seaside adventure; just like her, one seemed to stand out a bit amongst the rest of her collection, though it was much smaller in comparison to her own. It had to be another one of the zodiac keys that had manifested within the anything-but-mundane world from the celestial realm upon the other three keys, a rarity almost unlike any other. Fiddling the key of Aquarius within her stark, slender fingers to sit next to the other zodiac key that remained within her other hand, she would marvel at the recognizable symbols of the constellations that marked both of the two, alongside a similar golden color strung throughout the stellar makeup of ethereality.
"I could ask the same about this Gemini of yours, Shiva- I don't know much about this particular zodiac celestial, but I do know that the ownership of such power is commendable, so congratulations on getting your hands on such a rarity," the summoner would speak to the girl upon the orca in a rather deadpan voice, her golden optics fluttering within the wind as they would shoot across the skies over the seas, "Aquarius has quite the criteria to meet when it comes to establishing a contract with her, so I doubt she would even give you the chance to ask for such an alliance, even if I were to bleed out right here, right now. I'd call her selective rather than picky- she doesn't just pick anyone to be her commandress, hence why her key was said to have vanished from the vision of mankind for many years prior to my findings." Despite being fairly new to utilizing her inner ethernano to summon beings from the celestial plane, the celestial white witch's knowledge of their existence had blossomed tremendously ever since she had been freed from the shackles of the fairies. Having spent most of her free time researching the arts of celestial summoning throughout history from various thick, dated books from ancient libraries within the modern civilization, she considered herself quite the expert when it came to these otherworldly beings, even if it was just a facade to bring upon false confidence- in reality, Waverly only had a basic understanding of celestials deemed to be notable and well-accessible, alongside the zodiacs and a few unknown entities here and there, as it was fairly difficult for her to retain every detail from old works of literature. The white storm cloud Aquarius was the one she knew about the most, which made sense, considering she was one of the first contracts she had been able to attain after the events led on by Odhran's organic selflessness- a zodiac with the wish to protect and bring upon aide to those brought to their knees by evil, so one day their wounds will be able to gloss over and bring on a new, prosperous life. This wish of selflessness would be able to be granted by serving under the command of the witch, as her wounds from the ancient civilization of fairies ran deep, even if forming a contract would result in acting out the unspeakable in the name of a dark, corrupt celestial god. Unlike most other celestial summoners that roamed the world wishing to add the zodiacs to their sparkly collections, Waverly met the rough criteria that would deem her to be worthy enough to bring Aquarius with her on her every adventure- the inability to walk without the need of a cane, led on by the partial paralyzation of both of her legs, which were only getting worse. If Shiva were to inquire about this trivial criterion of the celestial, the witch would keep her mouth shut, unwilling to share her secrets.
Fluttering upon the wind to get closer to the girl of the sea, Waverly would delicately attempt to toss the keyring that belonged to the other mage back into her grasp, which would land into her lap if everything played out like the witch wished it would. Despite her lack of utter expertise on celestials, a common theme that stood out to her within those dusty books would be the loss of keys due to the feeling of invincibility and lack of care- though she was off the deep end when it came to some of her ideals, she was more than aware of the risk of wielding magic in the form of physical items rather than directly through one's ethernano, alongside the risk to existing in the magical world as a whole. She knew she was not invincible unlike most of the other teenagers of Earthland- though, upon hearing the wondrous name of Odhran escape from Shiva's lips, the feeling of warmth that she would equate with this sensation of false immortality would creep into her heart and soul, or at least what she envisioned it feeling like. "Yes, Odhran Aegisbane, the god of the celestial spirit realm- it's no coincidence you've heard of him, let alone know his name," Waverly would speak less deadpan this time, almost as if her eyes were ridden in a state of awe. However, this would change into a bit of a strange curiosity strung throughout with anger when she would speak of potentially having killed one of his acquaintances, which would be difficult to be picked up under a still face; she could not believe that the god that had "selflessly" freed her of her captivity within the realm of the fairies would allow one of his friends to fall into the endless slumber of death within the hands of a mere mortal mage like this one. It was not difficult for her to dismiss this stranger's confident words about her god and his acquaintances as lies, even if they just so happened to be true. However, even though she worshipped Odhran with her all, the image of the celestial spirit god would be extremely different within her mind than it would be within reality. But she'd never see past the glory she felt that day. He changed everything for the better, just as a selfless, brilliant god would for those that needed it. "Tch," she would directly yet indirectly state her disbelief in Shiva's words with her tick, sighting the sea monster that would make an appearance upon the horizon.
Flying a bit ahead to check out the coiling sea serpent, which would wrap around the strange-looking rock that was briefly mentioned prior to the embarkment of the two upon the sea, it would become apparent that the beast of the sea would sight the celestial summoner upon her glistening black and golden broomstick nearing closer and closer whilst remaining well elevated within the skies. Letting out an ear-splitting roar, the creature would swing its extremely elongated body from the depths of the water toward Waverly with brute force, which would strike the bottom of her flying broomstick hard. So hard that it would snap into two, then twenty, causing her to freefall toward the water with great speed- shattered into a couple of dozen fragments of lustrous magical sparkles, the broomstick would fall around her as she would close her eyes and hold the zodiac key within her hands, causing it to glow a faint white and yellow color as she would begin to channel her magical power. "Open, the gate of the white stormcloud- Aquarius," she would exclaim rather quickly yet softly whilst plummeting toward the surface of the water, the sea serpent's body preparing to entrap the girl if she were to become submerged, "show yourself." Manifesting outward within a giant burst of white light and fluffy clouds, the zodiac celestial Aquarius would float downward upon an array of celestial magic and similar clouds- forming a levitating couch a few feet under the freefalling witch, she would sink into the soft manifestations of the sky rather than breaching the surface of the water, which the summon would pull upwards into the sky to reach a similar elevation that Waverly was at prior.
"Risky business, Way!" the zodiac celestial would brightly exclaim as she would look downward at the stranger that rode upon the flying killer whale, "oh, hi! I'm Aquarius, nice to meet'cha!" While the sweet nun of a celestial would speak to the stranger, the witch would sit still upon the floating couch, her gaze not moving off of the sea serpent that began to coil around the rock once more- it did not seem to wish to strike the floating girls upon their soft couch of clouds just yet, having used quite some energy to have struck the broomstick so high within the sky. However, this would most likely be the first of many targets that the two would have to eliminate within their search for this "mermaid"- while Aquarius was the most supportive of Waverly's celestials, if it were to attack them again, it would not be long until a second celestial would make an appearance to slay the beast in the shadow of the floating white-haired duo. The damage the broomstick had taken from the attack had rendered it irreparable- its small fragments of dyed, magical wood would float on the surface of the water, never to ascend into the skies again. It looked like the floating couch and a cane would be her means of transportation for the foreseeable future, something that would only be a minor inconvenience, but still quite annoying.
✩ post wc: 1,740
✩ personal wc: 4,096
✩ thread wc: 6,839
b rank freeform wc: 2,500/2,500
c rank freeform wc: 1,000/1,000
d rank freeform wc: 596/500
using total personal wc (4,096) in this thread for these freeforms!
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