I chose to drink some water to calm myself and to energize my body.
Afterwards, I went inside the second floor's living room and sat down on the carpet, put down a glass of water, and proceeded to read the only page detailing void magic.
The only known spell in the book is [Hagorûn undôn]—a spell to cancel magic.
It can be used to return any magical power to void—to nothingness.
I bet Alt-nii has developed more spells and forms of magic—but the only [Void] magic publicly known is that spell.
Let's try, then.
Oops, I got to cast any magic and interrupt myself—wait... that's not how it works.
Oh, I know.
I will just form something with my ice magic and continue to supply it with magical power, while chanting the void spell.
Let's try forming an ice book! Luckily, I can use the thick magic book I'm reading as a model.
The ice imitation of the book is quickly formed in front of me. Let's not call it off, let it stay there~ Yup, I can now retain the icy form I've created with an ease~ It might as well stay there until it melts by itself~! But then again, ice produced by magic will be harder to melt in the room temperature. It can still melt, but it will take a longer time.
Even when my concentration and energy isn't being directed there, the icy form I created will stay! Mom praised me at that time, and tried thawing my ice. She said I should focus on creating an ice that's harder to thaw in the future.
I inhaled. Let's try this! Whatever happens, happens!
...I opened my eyes, slowly. Is the icy book still intact, or some parts of it disappeared?
And the answer is...
The whole icy book is fully intact. I don't feel any surge of power coming out from my body. It's a complete failure.
Ah, so I can't use [Void] magic at all.
Even so, I have strong affinity to 5 magic elements (this time, I'm including [Dark]), normal affinity to 6 elements, weak affinity to 0 element, and zero affinity to 1 element.
...Isn't this result way too amazing?!
Is my self-diagnosis wrong?
Is there anyone who can use almost all magic elements like me...?
Hmm, it's no use to think about something I don't know.
Now, I want to experiment further with my [Ice] magic. It's fun to create things! Now, I think I should try to use other basic spell of Ice.
[Frêosan]—freeze. And thus, the water inside the glass was frozen.
Now, let's try chantless magic and freeze the glass. It should be easy to project in my mind.
Soon, the glass is covered in ice.
This is great!
I want to freeze a larger object, but am I capable of doing it?
I stared at the table and just laughed it off.
"No way I can do that, right?"
...For practice, let's try focusing on the table, and do a mock-freezing!
I didn't use any Spraec chant because this is just a focus practice. For practice's sake, I will just normally say the word in daily language. I still recall the image of [Ice] magic circle—as I feel like I might be able to produce stronger magic by always imagining the magic circle.
I focused my whole attention and energy to the table, pointing my index finger there and imaging it as slowly being enveloped by my ice—and... at the same time, the exact same thing literally happened to the table.
Soon, the table is completely covered in my ice.
...wait, what, what?!
I didn't even chant it in Spraec... How could it be...?
I feel slight fatigue is building up in my body. Wait, is it a voiceless incantation?
I shifted my focus to the sofa and this time, I tried to do the same thing with only the power of imaging and focus in my mind. The symbol of [Ice] magic circle is...
"I want it to freeze for real this time, though!"
--and then, it is slowly freezing.
...let's think about it. What did I mention before the phenomena happened? The same word that I mentioned... could it be that the trigger was [Freeze]?
"Gotta ask Mom about this... but before that, let's try more examples to make sure my hypothesis is right!"
Practicing with sword is fun, but experimenting with magic is even more fun!
Next up is to create any form of ice I want to.
Let's start with creating small ice balls.
I posed myself, kept my mind focused, and swung my index finger.
Shortly after that, a few balls of ice are forming on the floor.
My hypothesis should be correct... but anyway, let's try more!
--in the end, by the time I am satisfied enough with my training, various forms of ice sculptures are there in the second floor's living room—alright, let's make it shorter, the second living room, then.
Cat, apple, stick, sword, teddy bear, boxes, provice immitation, pen, feather, and even icy bone.
Before long, the temperature in this room also gets colder.
However, being the owner of the ice magic, I don't really feel bothered at all with the cold. Yes, the cold never bothered me anyway!
I lightly swept my sweaty forehead with my hand—yes, I even dropped some sweat due to the fatigue that's building up after doing all that practice, despite the room being so cold—and I put my hands on my waist, smiling proudly at my masterpieces.
Now, let's thaw them all and tidy up the room~
I approached the various ice I created and started to thaw...
How do I thaw them, again?
How do I call of all my magical power to the ice, after I tried to retain their form and instructed them not to just disappear? I mean... I can't feel any connection to the ice I created...
Having only a normal affinity to [Fire] magic doesn't help me at all!
My [Ice] is stronger than my [Fire]!
Well, we never know, so I might as well try!
But wait a minute...
Do I have to really start a fire here?
But it's dangerous if I can't control the fire!
My family will have no house to live in!!
I am standing in the middle of the icy mess I've created, dumbfounded.
Help, help me feel the magical power I used to create them, so I could call them off!!
I really forgot the fact that it was always Mom who thawed my ice for me!!
I also forgot to ask her to teach me that! I thought I could always feel the magical power in the ice sculptures and easily cancelled them—but hey, I forgot that I am not used to using magic yet!
Now, now, the room is cold, but I am starting to sweat even more.
What a mess I've created...?
Mom isn't even home yet—what do I do?
...All I wanted to do was just to train independently, but now I've created a mess in my house...
It's not unusual for children to create a mess, but hey, I'm playing the role of a good child here!
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