Hello all! As I get into the swing of things, I kinda slowed down. I know it is soon but I’ll still try to update as regularly as possible.
Here is the next part of Cecily’s Apprentice. We see their first session of the magic lessons. “Let’s see what you got.”
Cecily’s Apprentice: Apprentice
The next morning had come. A loud knock could be heard on the door. Cecily was sitting to herself pondering her newly accepted role. She got up to answer the door to which she was immediately greeted with a loud “Good morning” from Fiona.
“Yeah… Not so loud but good morning to you too.” Cecily said blinking.
“Oh sorry.” Fiona blushed. “I was just really excited about this.”
“Sure. I’ll just have to get use to you.” Cecily said a bit softer.
“Now then I want to see what your skill set is in terms of magic.”
Fiona jumped with joy.
“Alright then let’s go a bit out of town to practice.”
They walked out the hotel room as the attendant greeted them. It was a warm sunny day. The people of the town seemed cheery. Much more than the other day. They made their way out of town following a long path.
“Alright this should do.” Cecily said as she looked around.
They were in a clearance just on the outskirts of town. Cecily set up at the south most part of it. She pulled out scrolls with magic scribed on it.
“What are those?” Fiona asked curiously.
“They are just old spells. Very basic in nature.” Cecily explained.
“Oh really?” Fiona said.
“Yes. I am going to teach you how to summon them. The level of execution of the spell will tell me your skill level.” Cecily continued.
Fiona perked up in excitement.
“Okay take this one first.”
Cecily handed Fiona a scroll with blue letters scribed on it.
“This is a simple water spell. It summons water in three different forms. The first form is a mass of water. It is just water in general. The second is more difficult. It is a water bubble. And the last way is a directed water stream. It’s water that flows at the user’s direct will.”
Fiona looked at it closely. She saw where the word broke up into three neat paragraphs. Then it was written in an old looking font. The commands were simple in wording.
“I’ll start with the first one. Chant the command then put out an energy in the form of water nature. That energy is a magic flow with a shift to the lower half of you magic line. The south magic channel if you will. As it is a main element the south most channel is what you will use.”
Cecily paused to let Fiona retain this information.
“As you get better the command can be called out in the simpler form. Like in the case of the first spell, you would say “Command One.” as you hold the scroll of the said command.” The rest is up to your magical memory. That develops over time as you naturally mold to the spell.”
Fiona shook her head as she listened.
“Now then if you get it, let’s start.” Cecily said.
“Right.” Fiona said.
“Repeat after me and place your energy through you and the scroll.”
Fiona readied herself.
“Command One: Water Form Before Me. Take Shape!”
Fiona repeated those words and did as Cecily told her.
The scroll began to glow. In small orb, water began to form in front of her before expanding into a mass. It grew wide before stopping in a rather large mass.
“Very good.” Cecily said. “I’m impressed.”
Fiona felt relief.
“Thank you.” She said. “I’m used to casting spells a bit. So the concept is there.”
“I see. It shows. This is an impressive showing for the first time on scrolls.” Cecily said.
Fiona handed the scroll back to Cecily.
“Keep it. These will aid you in your training with me.” Cecily said.
“Yes. You are my apprentice after all.” Cecily said.
“Thank you!” Fiona beamed.
“Now then let’s finish this training.” Cecily said.
“Alright that should do it.” Cecily said as she stopped them.
Fiona wiped her brow in exhaustion.
“We can head back to town now.” Cecily said. “Let’s get some much needed rest and relax to a drink.”
“As long as we can eat too. I’m in.” Fiona said.
“Hah hah, right food too. And it’s on me.” Cecily said heartily.
They headed back to town. They took their time strolling through town. The tavern they visited yesterday came into view.
“Let’s stop here. I’m wanting more of that liquor I had the other day.” Cecily motioned.
“Alright!” Fiona beamed.
They went into the tavern. Some of the locals looked up and greeted them. Cecily found them a seat. She was ready to start drinking.
The bartender arrived in front of her.
“You local’s finest and a Pasta of the house.” Cecily said.
“I’ll also have pasta and I’ll have a tea.” Fiona added.
“Right, coming up.” The bartender said with a pleasant smile.
It didn’t take long for them to be served. The pasta was their specialty, it had one of the most amazing sauces Cecily has tasted. It went perfectly with their wine.
Cecily sipped her wine slowly before turning to her pasta. She took it in in small bites wanting to savor every bit of it. She was happy. It was strange being a master but with an apprentice like Fiona, she got a very good work out. What’s more is she didn’t mind the company.
“Mmm.” Fiona said to herself as she drank her tea.
She then looked at Cecily.
“Try this tea blend to relax when you get a chance. It’s good and stimulates the brain well.”
“Hmm?” Cecily said as she turned her attention to Fiona. “I will take that into consideration for my next drink. I just love my wine after all.”
“Alright.” Fiona beamed.
They finished up at the tavern. Cecily picked up the bill. They headed out into town. Fiona looked at Cecily.
“Now what do you want to do?”
“That’s a good question.” Cecily said in thought.
She paused for a second before continuing.
“Let’s head back to my town. I need to go home and prepare more for your training. There are many things I can teach you. It will never be enough but if you are willing to learn I will teach you as much as I can.”
Fiona smiled brightly before thinking to herself.
“Hey! Can live with you?” Fiona asked with bright eyes.
Cecily paused a bit not taken aback. She figured this probably would be the best arrangement.
“If you don’t mind.” Cecily said. “Cottage can fit two.”
“Yay!” Fiona clapped. “Then from now on I am your apprentice. Thank you for Having me!”
“Good. Then let’s get along. I’m happy to have you.”