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Believe it or not, I actually used to be good at this.
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Pumpkin pie KitKats are already my candy of the season.
12 days ago
I'm not accusing you; I'm just saying that it's all your fault.
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12 days ago
We're all mad here.
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13 days ago
We have a new symptom: Anhedonia.

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You can call me James, if you like. I'm 27 and recently divorced. I was born in Scotland, but I now live in lovely Toronto. If you're in the neigbourhood, you'll catch me at a Leafs or Jays game for sure.
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Sorry about the delay. I started a new medication Monday, and it's making me a little scatterbrained. I'm just waiting to even out before replying.
Kaito gasped for air, not just from the exertion of energy he had just demonstrated, but the sheer shock of what he had just done. This land had awoken something within him. By the looks of it, he possessed great power. It was actually rather frightening. The beasts eyes still glowed red within its icy tomb, but it moved no more. It had taken Kaito literally three seconds to end that threat.

Move over, Elsa, he thought to himself wryly.

Without wasting another moment, he dashed over to Gilda. With a loud swear, he heaved the table away from her. Kneeling down, he put two fingers to her throat. She had a pulse. "Gilda!" he called loudly, shaking her gently in an effort to rouse her. "Gilda, wake up! Your house! I'm sorry... But the beast is dead. Look!"

Unbeknownst to Kaito, his eyes had changed from a dark shade of brown to a clear sky blue. Those eyes were narrowed with concern and dread as he continued attempting to wake his only friend in this strange land.
Kaito was of the same mind, preparing to flee with Gilda when the house came apart. The clothing in his hands scattered in the wind, flapping haphazardly around the room. There was a loud crash, and Kaito looked over towards Gilda as he felt their hands separate. She had disappeared, pinned to the wall by the flying table.

With a gasp, Kaito began to move towards her. Just then, the tornado beast settled into the room between him and Gilda. Kaito's advance froze and he leapt backwards, his eyes wide with shock and fear as he considered the terrible creature before him. It was clearly only here for his life.

As the monster approached, Kaito felt its powerful winds bite at his skin beneath the borrowed clothes he was wearing. The numbness swelled in his hands, his fingers becoming icy and stiff in seconds. The surge of cold was unbearable, but it didn't necessarily hurt. The lack of sensation in his extremities prevented that. Still, it was entirely uncomfortable, and Kaito yearned to be released from it.

The rush of cold at his hands reached a crescendo, causing Kaito to let out a pained and frustrated yell. Without knowing exactly why, he raised his frozen hands in the approaching beast's direction. To his shock, they were glowing with a bright blue light, and small wisps of steam twirled off of his fingertips.

With another yell, Kaito felt the unbearable cold drain out of him in the direction his fingers were pointed. Lances of razor-sharp ice spewed forth from his hands, spinning in a helix towards their target. They met the tornado monster, cutting through its windy barriers and freezing solid the very air it was using a weapon. There was a loud snap that accompanied this violent change in temperature. The very next second, the beast was encased in a solid block of ice in the middle of the room, and the winds slowly died down.
I take it's time for his powers to spark?
Kaito accepted the offering of clothing gratefully, adding a polite bow of thanks for good measure. The items looked perfectly plain. He would blend in quite nicely. Hopefully it would help him go unnoticed long enough to figure out exactly what his purpose here was supposed to be.

As Gilda began preparing breakfast in the other room, Kaito undressed quickly. He continuously cast a wary eye at the entranceway into the kitchen, making sure Gilda couldn't see him. Kaito even took his boxers off, certain they weren't going to be of much use to him anymore. After discarding his regular clothes into a pile, Kaito pulled on the borrowed clothing.

Sure enough, they were slightly too big. He had to adjust the cord at the waist of the trousers considerably to keep them from falling and exposing him. Old-fashioned clothes were a pain, he realized. Once he was satisfied with himself, he scooped up his bundle of dirty clothes and popped his head into the kitchen.

"I just remembered," he piped up. "Didn't you say something about a gem yesterday? I'd like to see it, if that's alright." Just then, a strong draught of wind buffeted the cottage. The door and shutters rattled, and a gust of cold air seeped in and spun around them. Loose bits of straw kicked up off the ground, and Kaito found himself instinctively clutching his bundle of clothes against it. He glanced nervously at the door, afraid it might come down at any second.
Excellent. I should have a reply later today.

Would it be alright for Kaito to specialize in ice and/or air magic, or did you have something already in mind?
Enjoy your weekend, if I don't hear from you. Whenever you get back, I want to discuss Kaito's future abilities.
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