When I first introduced Aiden in the micro-tale of Dueling Students, he and a classmate were dueling with each other. Since then, I’ve been telling more of Aiden’s story and his drive to become a better spell caster. Given the lifespan of the elven teachers, I’ve been able to explore their characters as well. This time, I’m shifting the attention to Arlen and her mastery of certain magic.
However, the crux of the Academy is preparing their students for the life outside of their walls, specifically their motives. With Aiden searching to increase his power, she is determined to understand why he’s seeking greater understanding outside of his classes.
Come, sit down and allow me to give you a mini-escape and kindle your imagination.
Arlen stretched out her arm as her lips curled upward. “Aiden, what actions would you perform if the weather obeyed your whims?”
The student sauntered to the window and peered through it, tugging his collar. “I would create a personal patch of sunshine.”
“That’s your answer?”
With a snort, Aiden spun around, jerking a thumb over his shoulder. “Given the downpour, I’d settle for keeping myself dry.”
The teacher shook her head as she raised a hand and snapped. As the boom echoed off the walls, a bolt of lightning slammed into a nearby tree. She leaned forward and tsked. “When I ask you a question, your response shouldn’t be so flippant.” She clasped her hands behind her back and sauntered to the window. “Now, before we continue, I want your honest answer.”
“I don’t know what I’d do with that kind of power.”
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