Alexandria heard Drakus' "retort" to her words. But she decided not to grace him with another answer. Hmph, I have nothing to say to a rabble who doesn't care about his family legacy.
She then listened to Torok's explanation on why he still hadn't manifested any magic. To her surprise, it wasn't because of some mistraining or anything. His family had tried to teach him on the subject, but he simply could not do it. "I-it doesn't make sense!"
She blurted out once again. "No Legacy Reaper should be like that!"
She quickly realized that she might have been rude once more. And so she quickly added, "N-nevermind. It's not your fault after all. It's just..."
she trailed off. It's just my own incorrect assumption...
She finished the thought in her head.
Mel then brought up how some Reaper didn't really much on magic. Thinking logically however, she couldn't agree that it was ideal to be a magicless Reaper. "Magic is a significant part of the arsenal of a Reaper,"
she replied to her. "Without it, you might get by if you could compensate through your raw physical capabilities but you would still be much stronger with it than without it."
She then heard Torok trying to defend the terribly insolent boy from before. "Very good at making tough decisions? I only see him running away at the first sign of trouble,"
she replied, blatantly insinuating that he was a coward. "Those kinds of guys are selfish loners, not team players. He would definitely prioritize himself over the others."
She then looked up straight to Torok's eyes. "I don't think taking a risk in trying to save everyone is a bad thing. In fact, that is how you should act as a Reaper. Never take the easy path. That's what my father always says. Taking risks is necessary for your growth, even if it means giving yourself more hardship as a result."
She finished her little speech with a remembrance of how harsh her training had been. Her parents would have her thrown into dangerous situations on her own without any backup. And she had to get out of there with her own strength, no matter what. She knew that they were probably watching over her from the shadows, but even when she sustained quite the injury that made her bleed, they still didn't come. The pain was enough to make her cry. But in the end, she had to bear it and finish the training, even with said wound. That's why they had taught her self-aid, so that she could sterilize, suture, and bandage her own wounds.
After hearing how some students were onboard with Luke's plan on seeing the kappa, she could only let out a sigh of defeat in response. "Fine. I'll go,"
she told him. "But like you said, not to swim. Just to sightsee,"
she emphasized. She was surprised though by how Mei reacted. She took her to be the timid type. But then, she said she was in, even though right before that she said it was dangerous, and how a cousin of hers was killed by one of them.I guess she is less timid than I thought she was..."S-sorry for your loss..."
she said to her, referring to her cousin. She was fortunate that she had never experienced a tragedy like that in her family.
She could see how Deborah was the type to be interested though. And her words piqued her interests as well. Magical properties in the water? If they could help her in her duties as a Reaper, she would certainly love to take a dip in it for sure.
As long as there weren't any kappas.
The heiress then suddenly left. Something about the water? Was she cooking something in the kitchen?
She then returned holding a bowl of some strange dish she had never seen before. With a smile, she offered a spoonful of it to her."E-eh, w-what is this?"
Alexandria said to her, flustered by the suddenness of the offer. "Some kind of food? W-well, I guess one spoonful couldn't hurt..."
She took the entire spoon in one gulp. She paused a little, assessing the strange, unfamiliar taste spreading in her mouth, until she exclaimed, "Mmm, that was delicious! I've never eaten anything like this before!"
She then blushed, realizing that she was embarrassingly being excited over food. Coughing, she added, "Y-yes, that was very delicious indeed.""Good. Then it's a deal!"
she replied to Alexander. Hunting had definitely become a hobby of hers, not just part of her needed knowledge as a Reaper."Going for a walk to the woods? At this hour?"
She raised her eyebrows. "Are you sure that's a good idea? Aren't you tired?"
she asked him with her arms crossed.
However, she didn't say no. With a sigh, she replied, "Fine. I'll go with you. I'm not that tired myself as well. Got a lot of rest on the ship." Boring rest
, she added in her mind with annoyance.@Poppirious@Reshy134@ReusableSword@Dark Light@Hitman@Double Capybara