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Isabella Amariah ⍋ "Amariah" ([personal profile] dark_light) wrote2013-02-16 09:03 am

our goddesses answer when we call

Amariah, shortly after coming home from her visit to Juliet's world, makes a breakthrough on movement-based magic.

There are seven goddesses, and four of them have compass directions, and the other three have intermdiate directions. Facing one or sending Path to fly in such a direction while she casts boosts a call to a goddess. (She's still not sure what the other motions do, if anything; they get erratic results. But she's sure about facing, and about Path's flight.) The southeast is unmarked, and facing or sending Path in that direction will amplify a spell that falls under no particular goddess's purview.

As soon as she has this figured out, she slots it into her elaborate draft of a one-target immortality spell.

She goes looking for Kas when she's rewritten the final verse and placed the final margin note.
truthwright: (⑷ sweet sweet thing)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-16 05:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Kas is curled up on liger-Petaal, stroking her fluffy fur with one hand, the other resting on his alethiometer.

"Hi, sweetie! What's up?"
truthwright: (⑵ talk about cut of meat)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-16 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
"...Come here and hug me," he demands, setting down the alethiometer and holding out his arms.
truthwright: (⑸ got no innocence)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-16 05:16 pm (UTC)(link)
"Okay," he says, and kisses her, and picks up the alethiometer again.

Will her immortality spell work right?

Questioner—lifespan—becoming—unbounded/infinite.

"Well, that was weirdly specific," he says. "It'll work on me, apparently."
truthwright: (⑻ who i really am)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-16 05:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Obediently, he asks, Why me?

Spell—object/target—difference—spell—structure/form.

"...Who it's cast on makes a difference to how you have to cast it," he translates.
truthwright: (⑹ of all that you could see)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-16 05:45 pm (UTC)(link)
He forms the question, watches the hand, and snorts.

"It says 'eventually'. As in, 'can she cast it on everyone?' 'Eventually.'"
truthwright: (⑴ my troubles  will be few)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-16 05:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Kas beams.

"Yeah!"
truthwright: (⑿ when all the world's asleep)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-16 06:01 pm (UTC)(link)
"Should we do that now?"
truthwright: (⑸ got no innocence)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-16 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Petaal fetches silks, bewitches, and gets dressed. Then she and Kas take their appointed places.
truthwright: (⑵ talk about cut of meat)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-16 08:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Kas inhales sharply as the rune circle fades.

Then he flings himself at Isabella and kisses her.
truthwright: (⑸ got no innocence)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-16 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Petaal pounces on both of them a moment later.
truthwright: (⑷ sweet sweet thing)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-16 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
"Like starlight," sighs Petaal, pressing her face against the back of Amariah's neck. "We love you so much."