Akemi nodded as Nymara proclaimed that Vulcanis had shown no interest in other dragons despite her having asked about them several times. The magma dragon had never been the most thoughtful: his own age and destructive power meant that he kept to himself and didn't concern himself with outsiders unless they intruded on his territory. The fact that he'd been willing to take Nymara in was, frankly, a curiosity in and of itself. "Given that true dragons are, by their very nature, powerful, it's no surprise that they often develop a rather high opinion of themselves. Usually they still respect other dragons as a credible threat, but it sounds like your foster parent found even other dragons worth little thought."
The redhead's imitation made Akemi focus a bit more on her noodles, so as to not grimace. It was entertaining, in a way, but it was also really bad. Although she did snort when Nymara commented about her being small. "Compared to a dragon you'd still be very small, so I doubt it would change much."
She tilted her head for a moment, then sighed and dismissed the topic as Nymara stated that she didn't know enough about how Vulcanis looked at the world to comment much further on his thoughts. Not that it was very important right now: wherever Vulcanis was right now, her focus was on Nymara.
Hmmm... Why would Vulcanis have disappeared? It was a good question, and one that Akemi didn't know the answer to. It must have been one that had gone through Nymara's head many times over the years: even for dragons, parents held some importance. And Nymara was a human, so for her, it would be even more important even if she wasn't Vulcanis's child by blood. Akemi stopped eating her noodles for a moment as she considered the question herself. She wouldn't be able to provide a concrete answer considering the lack of evidence, but she could at least hazard a guess. "It's hard to say, but it's unlikely boredom would have resulted in as abrupt a departure as you described."
She noted that Nymara was drinking more heavily than before, but refrained from commenting on it. "As already established, he has little to do with others, so it's unlikely he took you in on a mere whim. Whatever caused his departure must have been more pressing than mere boredom."
She resumed her meal. "However, the only way to learn the truth is to keep searching for it."
Nymara should benefit from either reuniting with her foster parent or finding closure in his permanent departure. Not knowing the how and the why was more likely to haunt her psyche. That, and Akemi herself also wished to know what happened to Vulcanis: as much of a fool as he was, he was still powerful, so if something had managed to either eliminate him or force him to leave Nymara behind without any warning that was something worth gathering more intel on.
The fact that she might also punch him in the face if she ever saw him again was just a bonus."I'd have been very concerned if you thought your fire was lava."
She replied dryly. There was no possible way to mistake Nymara's flames for molten stone, no matter how much one tried to pretend that the fire flowed like a liquid. Which it didn't even do, in Nymara's case: her fire was much less controlled in its movements, almost like it was constantly exploding in every direction. What was more important was Nymara's last sentence. "One other with flames as wild as yours... Another dragon?"
From what she could tell Nymara was a human through and through (well, as human as someone who'd already learned how to use dragon magic could be), so it wasn't like she could have accidentally picked up her fire magic from another dragon... Strange.
Akemi's fingers drummed on the counter of the noodle stand as she went through her mental archives. A dragon with particularly wild flames... Fire dragons were known for their fierce and passionate attitude. However, as noted before, Nymara's fire was so wild that it was absurd, so even most fire dragons would have their magic manifest in a more controlled blaze..."If it's another dragon I might be able to find out which one. It'll have to wait until we're back at the guild, however, unless Vulcanis provided any more details."
There was something at the back of her mind, but it refused to solidify. It remained as a nagging feeling that she should know who Vulcanis was talking about, making Akemi frown thoughtfully. "If we can find out who Vulcanis was talking about we can use them to figure out how you're supposed to best channel your flames. As it stands your style is simply too rough."
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