Chapter 2 - THE MAGE AND THE ARCHER
"DAMMIT KAGE JUST CAST IT! IT'S A LEVEL 1 SPELL, TODDLERS CAN PULL THIS OFF IT SHOULDN'T BE THIS DIFFICULT!"
"Stop it Zin you know I don't do well under pressure, besides you of all people should know how dangerous firebolt can be, what if I burn my hands?"
"EXACTLY! I know exactly how dangerous it can be, you've done it before so now we just need to teach you how to control it, why else do you think I spent the rest of our money on that wand?"
"YOU DID WHAT!?"
"FOCUS! You want to eat tonight right?"
"Why do you always gotta do this? Take things to the extreme. I feel like you are doing this to spite me, you said you weren't mad so why do you keep punishing me?"
"Pushing! Not punishing, if I don't light a fire under your ass you stay stagnate and we won't be able to survive out here on our own without both of us giving it our all so please just focus."
Kage closed his eyes and let out a big sigh, he inspected his wand and thought to himself how could Zin afford such a beautiful object. It was carved from a petrified oak tree and held a ruby gem at its peak which gave the appearance of a fruit hanging from a branch. Kage raised his arm and began to chant.
"From the depths of my soul I beseech the power of my will, FIRE BO-L"
Before kage could finish his incantation a thick layer of fog surrounded Zin's feet until a cloud formed behind her and out from the cloud appeared an older man in a robe"
"I FOUND YOU YOU DAMN ROACH"
The man in the robe casted a spell which conjured chains that wrapped around Zin. In a panicked state Kage pointed the wand at the robed man grasping it with both hands.
"LET HER GO NOW!"
"HA *hiccup* YOU CAN BARLEY H-HOLD THAT WAND WITH ONE HAND."
Suddenly Kage's eyes began to glow a bright purple as he shouted out an incantation for fire bolt. Just as a giant ball of flame started to appear at peak of the wand the man in the robe tossed Zin to the side while simultaneously casting a spell that shot out a jetstream of water out of his palm effectively countering the firebolt spell while knocking Kage down leaving him drenched from head to toe. While knocked down the caster freezes Kage's hands and feet rendering him trapped.
"HAVE YOU *hiccup* GONE MAD BOY? Do you truly intend on saving your sister by blowing her up?
"S-she's not my sister"
"THAT'S NOT WHAT YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT KAGE!"
"AHHHHH*hiccup*HHHH, a love interest perhaps?"
Both Zin and Kage screamed collectively "NO" Laughing, the man in the robe removed his hood, his face was dirty as if he had just awoken from the alley by the local tavern. His hair seemed to be a shade of pink and he had a white beard. The man reached in the sleeve of his robe, pulled out a flask and took a swig.
"Boy I'm going to be honest with you, *hiccup* I've only seen someone with your eyes once. Most casters' eyes either glow red or blue when casting their magic but your eyes seem to be a combination of both."
Taking another swig from his flask the man goes into what seems to be a drunken rant.
"As you know, mana was filled into this world by the tears of the gods that washed away the world before ours, filling our oceans with celestial energy which enriched the next generation of inhabitants on this planet with the gift of magic. Thing is *hiccup* not everyone can use magic, not unless they can see the mana that surrounds us or wield a magical tool. However, real casters can see the mana that surrounds everything, harness it and cast spells. The more mana you are able to see and pull from increases the strength of the spell. In regards to the hue of the glow from the eyes its not known why some people's eyes glow red or why they glow blue and the unknown breeds *hiccup* fear and with fear breeds irrational humans. The magic world ended up being divided by red eyed casters and blue eye casters as sometimes people believe themselves to be superior due to the hue of their eyes when they cast but I believe that to be *hiccup* irrelevant. My eyes personally glow red but I've encountered casters on pa…. Well almost on par with my own abilities. It's not the hue of the caster's eyes but the heart and mind of the caster that truly makes them great. The utilization of magic brings endless possibilities and to use it to help those in need is its true purpose…. What a load of bullshit, hahaha hahaha haha*hiccup*aaaaaa
The man took another swig of his flask until it ran dry. In a drunken stumble he puts the mouthpiece to his left eye while closing his right as if he is looking through a telescope. Seemingly distracted by his empty flask out from behind himself an arrow flies from out the bushes striking the man in the back of the head knocking him to the floor.
"HA! I thought he'd never shut up, I got you Kage."
Zin rushed to Kage's aid and started striking his frozen wrists with the back side of her dagger. This dagger in particular was no ordinary blade, in fact it's a magical tool used to dispel other magic. Once Zin struck Kage's frozen wrists and ankles with the hilt end of the dagger the ice broke apart seamlessly. J