Joshua carried the books upstairs with one hand. As he walked he removed bits of ice from his face, to reduce the risk of frostbite. It hadn't occurred to him until Amaya brought it up and he was thankful she had because frostbite would have SUCKED. When they reached her room he had gotten most of it out. None of the wounds where bleeding too badly, none of the arteries had been hit by the looks of it. Just as he placed the books down, the room began shaking and Joshua needed a second to recover his balance, being caught completely off guard. When it stopped, he looked at the bag of books before deciding to crack a joke.
"So... how much did those books actually weigh
?" He said in a lighthearted tone.
Elyse had been enjoying her time with her grandfather, being a bundle of energy and happiness. However, she let out a scream of fear when the earthquake occurred, hugging Raiden's leg as the ground shook. She didn't know about earthquakes but she knew that whenever the guild building shook, it meant something bad was happening.
When Amelia heard the reason her mother had called for her and Sammy, her expression turned thoughtful. Her thoughts went back to the Grand Magic Games and her match. Although time had passed since then, she still criticized herself over the loss and accepted that part of it was because she couldn't fight for herself. She replied too heavily on her spirits and that in turn made her completely helpless if an enemy got past them or she was unable to summon them.
Her thoughts didn't get much further on the subject before the room began shaking. She instinctively grabbed Sam to keep her close but managed to stay on her feet. During the quick surprise she heard someone behind her shouting in surprise. When the earthquake was done she let go of Sam and turned to the person in the doorway. It was Mayt, telling them that Penny wanted to talk to everyone before leaving. She turned to her mother, wondering what Jamie would do now.
Aria waited and when Hunter finally launched his attack, she reacted quickly and smoothly, using her Mirror magic to summon a mirror to not only block his blow but return the force behind it back at him. Whether it would hurt him or not, she didn't know or care as she then used her Mirror Magic to summon several more and surround him. The mirrors then began glowing brightly, trapping Hunter in a dome of light, though he was also surrounded by his reflection in all directions. This would act as a prison, trapping Hunter inside allowing Aria to put some distance between them, wondering how he would get out of his prison.