“Why yes, I did cause this little drizzle~ However it didn’t really take as much energy as it took knowing what I wanted to do with the energy.”
Magnolia said softly her voice like a musical velvet, a mixture of both clarity and soft spoken power. Her mismatched eyes glancing up into the sky while she softly exhaled slowly thinking back on the crucial parts of his story. “I've been out here for a very long time dear. I've been.. training myself for a long time. Many months have passed. I've tried to make my presence out here quite secretive because I needed to be myself for that time. Its time now that I felt ready to return to the world. I don't know where i'll go or what i'll do, i'm just gonna let it all play out. I'll probably end up fighting one way or another. Its all i'm good at, to be honest." the guy had said previously, her eyes narrowed some as she had let out a little breath, shaking her head as the ground thrummed with power. Unmistakable power.
“Fighting is all you are good at? Then let me show you something . . . interesting”
Magnolia’s slender left hand raised up and slipped down her face as she peered sideways at him. This would occur as her energy rose surpassing the lads by a large margin, the sky lighting up moments with power which dyed the skies in their color, like a fallen star as she donned her mask, her energy had become like another entity entirely. However she’d have allowed her hollow voice which was as entrancing as her normal voice, like a music box carrying many sounds and many voices all at the same time, saying the same thing, in the same place , in the same moment in time.
“ Do you really think you are only a fighter?”
Her question was directed at him, and only him as her voice seemed to hold a cruel amusement, of someone who knew the world at its worst, yet chose to see the better in it. While power thrummed about her, her hair was slowly whipping around in rhythmic pulsating waves, like the beating of a heart. Her energy signature would have lit up the entire forest, but it wasn’t harming a single damn thing. This was because she could control the absurd amount of energy rising from her own body control it well and knew what her own limitations were.
Magnolia continued to sit there, the rain drenching her clothes, which clung to her body to which she seemed almost oblviously unaware of the indecency of those actions. Rather, it seemed like she just didn’t care. Her head shifted tilting to the side, as the energy seemed to begin settling down her mask seemed to dissipate as he had moved her hand across it swiping to the side. The sky returning to the normal shade of dreary grey the rain beating down melodramatically; her eyes had been lidded, hidden under thick lashes.
The girl seemed to have slowly shook her head after a moment, a hiss of air escaping her lips. ”Is this man for real?” she’d have thought while her eyes peered over at him, trying to decide if he was being serious or not. “He’s almost. . . like how mother was, unable to see the good in his situation” She’d softly have softened her steely gaze, lips curving into a understanding smile, as she swung from her hands which had rested on the branch water splashing as her feet landed with a wet slap on the ground, she now stood roughly 10 feet from the man, her breath coming out with a slight crackle of energy.
“You know I’m as much a cursed being as you . . . no. . I probably am more cursed then you. Cursed with this affliction known as power, we fight because we have the power to do so, the power to change the world. . . “
Magnolia began as she slowly would have begun to bleed, a barrier forming around the 2 mile stretch of forest around them, acting as a barrier to keep her energy from spilling out as she proved a point. The wind in the barrier picking up to a deafening roar, as amidst her bleeding a blue light began to expand around her body growing, growing, like a beast awoken from a deep slumber. It began to tangibly fill the air around them with a dense fog, a fog of pure reishi as that energy rose like the tide. Her gentle smile still on her face though as she had donned her mask once more, her energy exploding to the point that the barrier shook like it was the first wave in a nuclear strike. Magnolia shook reinforcing it keeping it from damaging the forest as the energy kept rising as she kept bleeding, as the two had been directly connected since birth.
Her lips parted now, as she let out a little huff, the energy continuously rising to the point that it would have been like a blinding light, illuminating the heart of the storm. Massive volumes of energy coursing through the vicinity of the woods, a light so bright that not even a smidge of darkness could find its way through it. Not even the smallest shadow remained in this supernatural light that stretched on lighting up the night with the radiance of a falling star. While she stood her clothes burning and rippling in every direction while bits and pieces fell off from the impending might of the energy.
” Just because you know nothing of this world other than fighting, doesn’t mean that you cannot find happiness. Such narrow thinking is irrational.”
Magnolia stated simply, her voice hollowfied yet somehow sweet, and soft like silk, understanding as if she was talking to an injured bird. Her energy continuing to rise while the light rolled, the thunder storm roared on, muted by the barriers that sprung up to contain the energy per her own wishes. She wouldn’t let even a fragment of her own energy escape. While her eyes had been focused solely on Poliro, as if trying to search in his sole for something, for a spark, her own expression was hard to gauge because of her mask. Yet she slowly let out a little bubbling laugh, breath escaping while she took a step forward, her shoes no longer present due to the immensity of her own energy.
“ So do not see the bad in your situation, such thinking is childish “
Her words held more than simple scolding, they held a weight the weight of having experienced these childish follies for herself. Her lips softly had parted while her mask seemed to open with her mouth the hollow bone allowing another steamy breath to trickle forth as she took another step forward. Her foot making a wet squishing sound against the mud that was underfoot, while she just had her energy continuously rising, she just had frowned to herself internally. Since her face couldn’t move due to the mask and its bony effects.
“ I bet you could be good at whatever you fancied if you wanted to bad enough. “
Her feet stopped moving, as she said this her voice just frank and honest, directly to the point while her hands hung at her side. Slowly though she began to raise the right hand extending it her palm face up as if she wanted him to reach out at take it, they by now certainly had been close enough to touch hands as they stood.. maybe .. 2 feet away from each other from the previous strides she had taken. Her hollowfied eyes hard to read as she slowly had thought something over, the gears turning in her head.
“ If you don’t want to fight anymore, Hide forever, people with power should use it for a greater purpose, to make things better in this world. “
Now her eyes slowly looked up at the grey sky and the barriers that loomed all around them, her energy rising almost as if it was resonating with her voice, with the honest integrity of her words. It would have increased further, higher and higher, as if the sky was the only limit it could see in sight. Blood running from her body as she felt with a dull throbbing the pain that gripped her when she actually fully released her energy. It was a familiar pain as a small trickle of blood ran from the side of her hollow mask. Yet to onlookers it would look like she wasn’t even bothered by it, she certainly had enough room to actually think around it.
“I to be honest, lost my mother to herself but now there is one thing I can do. I thought about it, and I decided I want to be the hope that the world has lost, I am not a rosary, a being of legendary power. Nor am I a deity like being, I lack that strength. But with this body, with my soul which are both everlasting for me until the end of time itself, I resolved that my purpose is to fight the forces that seek to destroy this world, to bring despair to it. I will rise higher like a bird, which soars for the heavens. With my power and my two hands. . . “
She began bringing her hands in clenching them into fists as she looked down slowly. Energy rolling around her as it exploded whipping upwards, another barrier forming while she was still bleeding but she seemed to ignore it all of it. The pain, it was nothing compared to the void that was left in her heart after her mother gave in to despair absolute once more. The mother she had known had died, along with the pain that had occurred that day. At first she was sad, she couldn’t have even handled it, then someone said something that forced her to change her perspective, which was why she slowly continued.
“ If You are only good at fighting, I Am only good for destruction, I was meant to be a seed to sew despair in this world, but I choose to go against the grain, my mother broke our agreement, she sunk into the depths of her bloodied dream. She died in my eyes, She died back then along with the compassion for me in her heart. War is impending on the horizon, it is inevitable as the sun seeks the moon, eternal partners that can never be together again, my dreams of a soft happiness broke to shreds that day, but you know what?”
Magnolia said her voice rising as she softly had turned her head to face the man who had said he was only good for fighting. Her lips and mask parting as she softly had seemed to have reassessed and calmed down, yet deep in her eyes, her soul was blazing, alight for the first time, like a being which had been rekindled from the ashes from the depths of hell. From the monster which had gripped it in the eternal nightmare for so long that it had forgotten what the depths of the sun actually looked like.
”I know my purpose, and for that I need to be stronger. I used to think the world was dull, a drab place with nothing in it, no one in it I could ever come to love. These thoughts made me a weak sad little woman. . . Unable to even understand simple concepts. However For them I need to become much . . much stronger, strong enough to be able to help stop despair from actually spreading. There has been so much pain, and I am partially to blame for it. “
Her lips parted as she slowly allowed her breathing to settle down for a moment. Then she continued. . .
“ If you think fighting is inevitable, then why not help towards stopping the fighting from continuing? If you think that’s all your good at , let me show you that you have more to offer in this world than mere fighting and melodrama , that there is more to this world than that. I may be one person, but I will change this world even if a little bit, and if I must die to do so, then so be it. So , do you want to be someone who only fights because he perceives he is good at it.. Or..?”
” Do you want to use that strength for a gentler purpose, to protect rather than to senselessly fight?”
She finished waiting for his response.