Onward to Tenrou Island
Sasha looked over the docks, at Hargeon port, her expression serious as she turned towards the boat that they would be taking. It rode high in the water, whatever supplies that were being loaded evidently did not take up much room, nor weigh much. Sasha didn’t not expect that it would take long to get to the island, not with magical assistance. This was very much her show, although she still glanced towards Master Jamie and Jarvis, as if for permission. Or maybe encouragement. She had come so far, over the last few months… and yet, she still wasn’t certain of herself. She probably always would be. At a reassuring glance from Sasha, she looked to Patrick. This should be his show, and wondering why he didn’t take the lead, she stood there a moment.
Well. She couldn’t delay much longer. Drawing in a deep breath, she let it out slowly, before she approached the boat. As she walked, she rummaged through her satchel the ever worn and scarred bag like an old friend to her as she searched for the map she herself had drawn. While it was not accurate, it was perhaps the best they had for locating Tenoru island. She approached the Captain, and spoke with him for a few moments, smiling and giving him the map. ”Thank you, for this.” ”Well, little miss, I want to help make the waters safe again for us. Don’t want a way of life ta end. Only so much our magic can do against this sort of thing.”
Sasha nodded, and made a note to look into the trader guilds. She knew a lot of them used magic… and they could have been seriously affected by all of this. When they got back, maybe it was time to check out the lower level guilds. Make sure everything was okay.
Drawing in another breath, she turned to the crowd of Guild Mages, a collection from Phoenix Wing, Dragon Fang and Frenzy Plant. Seen together, guild marks seen and unseen, Sasha couldn’t help but be awed. She nodded towards the boat, leading the way onto its deck. The gentle swell on the water threw her off balance slightly. She had never spent long on any ship… and now that seemed like an oversight right then. Shifting slightly as she walked, she absently lay a gentle hand on her stomach. She’d promised Lazarus she wouldn’t put herself in danger, and she’d stick to that. Yet this was something that she had to do, and so she walked towards a railing off the ship, trying to keep away from the crew as they milled about.
She looked down into the waters, swallowing around both sudden nerves and fear. The last time she’d been on any sort of waters had been when she’d lost her parents and little brother… she could still hear the ice cracking, if she let herself dwell on that. Turning her thoughts away from that, and towards the prospects of what they’d face on the islands, Sasha pushed away from the railing, looking out over the mages that were coming with her. At her insistence, Sasha had asked for the Dragon Slayers of each guild to be there. There was Hunter from Dragon Fang… From her own guild, Amaya and Zero/Zenoram. She wasn’t too sure if there were any from Frenzy Plant, but knew that they would be extremely beneficial to this operation. Any mages that were willing to come, Sasha was willing to have along. This was going to be an interesting operation for sure, and Sasha just hoped she didn’t mess it up.
Soon they were underway, the ship flowing through the water smoothly and at a speed that surprised her. The crew seemed to know what they were doing and moved as a single entity as they took care of their ship. Occasionally, Sasha would sense a trickle of magic used here and there, and she suspected that the ship used magic for a smooth sail. Retreating from the railings, further onto the deck, Sasha glanced around at everyone around her, a sense of happy contentment falling over her.
Penny gently nudged Jasmine into motion, so that they could walk and talk. She quietly listened as Jasmine told her all that had happened, The girl seemed more than a little distressed and Penny was content to wait, and let Jasmine speak at her own pace. Yet it seemed that Jasmine was having a difficult time trying to speak, and get to the point. Penny gave her an encouraging smile, trying to be reassuring. ”You do?”
she asked softly, encouraging her, ”What happened?”
Jasmine hadn’t seemed to know that she had magic, so something had clearly happened since now, and yesterday. She doubted that Jasmine had lied to her, the girl was simply too honest. ”Wait, who scares you?”
she asked, intent on making sure that Jasmine felt safe in the guild.
She reached out to the girl, laying a hand on her shoulder, ”It’s okay, Jasmine. Really. We can figure it out. You don’t need to worry, okay?”
she said softly, ”You don’t need to be afraid. You will do fine with your magic. It isn’t going to hurt you. Look, we can do some basic exercises on the job. Get you use to using it.”
she said reassuring, before approaching a carriage driver and organising travel, nudging Jasmine into the carriage after she was done.