Chapter 18: The First Premonition
"Magenta," said Professor Kuro, who stood in the training field on the north side of Mageia Academy, "I want us to practice your arrow magic this morning."
"Got it," said Magenta.
"Also," said the professor, "I know from the admission letter you sent the school that you have been unable to activate the full power of your family's line of magic. Is this correct?"
"Yes," said Magenta. "It is the main reason I wanted to attend this school."
"Then, let's get started," said Professor Kuro. "Azure, will you create a target for us?"
"I'm on it!" yelled Azure.
Upon taking out her periwinkle staff, Azure made a series of vines grow out of the ground. Once they collected into a beowolf shape a few feet above the ground, the white orb on Azure's staff shimmered brightly. This made the vines collect into a dense mass.
"Nice job, Azure," said the professor. "Now, Magenta, fire an arrow."
First, Magenta created a magical purple ring in front of her in order to collect the aura covering her body. Second, the aura inside the circle turned into a giant deep purple bow with one glowing arrow. Unlike the arrow Magenta had made in the fight with Vermilion, this arrow was half black and half white. Finally, when the arrow fired, the vines dried up as they hit the ground. It was not the arrow that had caused the vines to wither away as they fell, but the sheer force of the impact Magenta's spell had with them. The shock created from taking out the center of the vines killed Azure's artistic creation.
"This reminds me of what happened to my fourth grade art project," said Azure.
"Well, done," said Professor Kuro. "However, in a real fight, you would have died already. You cannot take so long just to fire one arrow. Not to mention the fact that you could die from a paper cut in the wrong place without any aura left to protect you. Start practicing how to make a smaller bow with multiple arrows to fire."
"Yes, sir," said Magenta, as Kuro went to sit on a bench next to where Azure was standing.
"Take one of the bows I got from the armory to practice firing smaller bows of magic," said Professor Kuro. "You can't re-use the spell that was just cast, but you can make small arrows out of your body's mana."
After walking over to a line of bows, Magenta picked out a two inch bow. It was purple with white swirls decorating it's appearance. Magenta then walked in front of a newly formed vine Grimm. This time, Azure made her magic cause it to jump up and down. With a cleared mind, the seventeen year old elder sister created the same arrow as she had created before and began firing. A long day of training had thus commenced.