Two vague and mysterious figures carried me towards a small room, They spoke in a language that I do not understand. Although I can hardly see them, I recognize that one of them is a woman. The woman puts me down on a small crib and smiled. The other person looked towards me as well and also smiled. Although I can hardly see their faces, I know behind those smiles is pain. The woman then bent down and kissed me on the forehead.
*thug thug thug*
The Young woman slowly opened her eyes and looked around her surroundings, She was puzzled and half asleep, the door suddenly opened
"Heya sleepy head, go get dressed or we'll miss the carriage"
A pointy eared young woman entered the room and saw the girl day dreaming. Like the elf, the day dreaming girl also has pointy ears but much shorter than what she has. Because of her bed hair and half opened eyes, The young elf knew she had just woke up. But even then, Her beauty was unrivaled.
She grabbed a hair brush on the nearby table and sat down beside the young girl then slowly brushed her unkempt blue hair.
"You know Isabelle, The spirits blessed you with this divine hair and beauty, Not only the color is beautiful, It smells incredible too. Therefore you should take care of it" The young elf said while happily sniffing the strand of hair on her hands.
"What a strange dream" Isabelle who was still in daze muttered
"..." The elf didn't mind it and continued to sniff her hair.
"Hey aren't you sniffing way too much, You'll gonna rip my hair off" Isabelle protested.
"aww you're exaggerating. It wont rip by this much" The elf continued to sniff while making a face of an old man.
Isabelle was annoyed and pushed Ishkaria away.
The name of the elf was Ishkaria; her mother is an elf dressmaker while her father is native of Enthua in the continent of Aldou south of Vreyane.
The elf then helped Isabelle dress up. They packed everything they needed and headed straight towards the carriage on its way to Althrea.
As they were walking towards the carriage, In the town square the news man announced the events around the empire.
"Here o citizens. A masked terrorist cult strikes the empire again, a village near Tarati south of Brethlia was sacked by the said terrorist group and a few villagers was kidnapped. This Terrorist cult was a group of mages that was plundering the borders and terrorizing the empire and nearby kingdoms. The court has offered a reward for those who can capture one of these masked individuals alive, and the rescue of the said captives be returned to their families. The reward shall be 500 gold for each individual captured and 100 gold for each citizens rescued. His royal majesty, Emperor Alexis Niel Alexandre I has tripled the security near our borders so the citizens can be at peace. But nevertheless let us all stay vigilant"
"Those terrorist is at it again huh." Ishkaria sighed
"After all this years, peace was finally achieved in Vreyane and those hooligans are destroying it." Ishkaria continued
"I wonder what's their goal" Isabelle asked
"Beats me, they are probably a reject mages or remnants of the last mages who lost the war"
The two girls then rode the carriage to Althrea.
Ishkaria was looking at the unusual Isabelle listlessly looking towards the scenery outside the carriage, Usually Isabelle is a loud and carefree girl but now she's different. She thought that she might be really anxious about Failing in Althrea.
"Now now Isabelle you dont have to be so tense, having an experienced mage, much more a professor from Althrea is better than practicing magic on your own. I'm confident that you'll improve your magic this time"
Isabelle slowly looked towards Ishkaria, then her listless expression vanished and was replaced by a big smile.
"RIGHT?!!. they have a really skilled professors that even a failure like me can learn the basics right?! hahaha why would I even worry? hahaha"
Isabelle laughed hard, then her worries were sent back to the far away land.
'So it really is the reason huh'. Ishkaria thought
"Oh right, this year we are extremely lucky. Althrea will celebrate it's 10th year founding anniversary. Not only great mages and leaders of vreyane are coming but also Queen Zennia, UGHHH her majesty herself will come and witness the celebration of graduates and us newcomers"
Isabelle's eyes widened"Great mages do you mea-"
"Yes the light bearers in the mages of the dawn order, But who cares about them? ughhh I wanna sniff Queen Zennia's Silky blonde hair" Ishkaria then proceeds to grab Isabelle's hair.
"This pervert, DON'T SNIFF MINE!"
Isabelle practiced magic for the reason of joining the mages of the dawn. She practiced and studied diligently but, She sucked.
Her magic is extremely deadly and powerful but only when she touched her target. She can only freeze those she touch and can't release mana really well.
Isabelle tried multiple methods of enhancing the mana flow in her body and released it as she pleased. But nothing ever worked. Aside from her own magic, basic spells she cast's also failed. She really sucked at magic.
"Oh right Ishkaria I almost forgot, Last night the mark on my body glowed again. Did you ask your mother about it?" Isabelle asked while pointing her right finger on her lower right cheek. There is indeed a mark that stretches down to her neck, shoulders then at the back of her palm.
"I did ask my mother about it, but she doesn't know anything about a glowing mark on a human, dwarf or elf. But she did mention that there is a certain beast in Shelya that have a mark on its body and glows just like yours"
Isabelle was hopeful for the information Ishkaria had, this info might take her closer to the truth about her.
"Really?!! Did your mother told you the reason why it glows?" Isabelle asked With high expectations
"Yes she told me" She paused for a moment then continued
"She said the mark glows when it's pregnant"
Hope you like it :)
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