Chapter 10: Magic
Haruka opened the lock of the door and entered his apartment.
"Sora, I'm back, I brought you a cake, do you want to eat it now?" Haruka asked only he didn't hear her answer. He went inside and saw her studying in the living room. He smiled and caressed her head.
Sora didn't look at him and said, "You're late."
"I'm sorry, I met an old friend earlier," Haruka said.
Sora raised her eyebrows while looking at him, "Old friend? Is it a girl?"
"Yeah," Haruka answered.
"Who is it?" Sora asked.
"Kasumigaoka, do you remember her?" Haruka asked.
"Ah, that's one," Sora nodded at him.
Haruka saw her expression was a bit strange, "What's wrong?"
Sora looked at him unsurely and asked, "Are you dating her?"
Haruka shook his head, "No, I'm not."
"Really?" Sora asked.
Haruka nodded, "Yeah, we're only friends."
"Good, where is the cake," Sora suddenly changed her personality and became bossy.
Haruka shook his head and caressed her head forcefully.
"Don't mess with my hair!!" Sora said while looking at him hatefully.
"Don't forget to clean your teeth before you sleep alright? I will be going back to my room," Haruka wanted to try the magic that he had gotten from Yajima.
Sora smiled while looking at him. She continued to study since she needed to enter the same school as her brother next year.
Haruka opened his phone and started to read about the introduction of magic that Yajima had shared with everyone.
Magic has been around for centuries. Every type of Magic comes from The One Magic, the original source of all types of Magic. Magic was once oppressed and feared but gradually became an everyday phenomenon.
"The One Magic?" Haruka was unsure about this since he didn't fully remember about Fairy Tail anime or manga.
The One Magic, even with the ambiguity of it over time, has its believers share a common thought about it: that it is the source of all Magic Power, an omnipotent power. It was later revealed that the source One Magic is the emotional feeling of love.
"Love, eh?" Haruka felt a bit cheesy when he thought about it. He shook his head and decided to think about it later.
Magic is not as a "miracle," but as the power to overcome "reasoning" stemming from "reasoning" itself, claiming that the "spirit" flows within mages and the "spirit" flows within natural connections and forms an embodiment.
Yajima also added that for this process to become true and thus for Mages to use Magic, a strong mentality and a lot of concentration is needed.
Employing any Magic drains Magic Power whether from the Mage or from an external source. There are two main types of Magic: Caster Type Magic and Holder Type Magic. Within these two there are many subcategories.
Haruka understood that both Light Magic and Flat Magic that had been shared by Yajima was a Caster Type Magic. He also understood that he needed Magic Power or else he couldn't do any magic.
"Only 10%, eh?" Haruka knew that only 10% of the population in the Fairy Tail could use magic and the rest was incapable of doing magic. He thought magic became even more interesting in his eyes. He continued to read to understand what the Magic Power was mentioned before.
Magic Power is the energy which allows Mages to employ Magic, and it is composed of Ethernano. Every Mage has a container inside their body that determines the limits of their Magic Power. In the case that it becomes empty, Ethernano comes from the atmosphere and enters the Mage's body: after a while, their Magic Power is returned to normal.
"Ethernano, hmm," Haruka understood that he needed Ethernano to do magic. He wanted to know what was Ethernano itself.
Ethernano is the term coined to name particles of Magic.
Ethernano dwells inside all living organisms and throughout the atmosphere. Nobody knows when Magic began, or how Ethernano originated.
"It is a very strange concept," Haruka shook his head. He decided not to think very much about it since dumb people could also become a magician. For example, the main characters of the Fairy Tail, he didn't mean to say that the MC was dumb but he couldn't call him smart either.
Haruka understood whether he could do magic or not it depended whether he had Ethernano or not and to check whether he had it or not. He should do magic right now. He looked at both Light Magic and Flat Magic.
Light Magic is a Caster Magic that involves usage of the light element. It is a Magic in which the caster is able to manipulate and utilize light in various ways. Occasionally, a certain technique, usually involving the hands, is used to cast a Light spell. When used for offense, the Magic can take the form of a sphere-like object that can be ejected at the opponent or as a beam that can be blasted. Light can also be emitted from the caster's body; depending on the brightness or heat that the light emits, it can be capable enough to blind an enemy or cause the surroundings to explode. Light Magic can also be manifested for multiple usages in defense.
Flat Magic is a magic that is able to distort the body of the user's body structure and flatten it. This Magic is especially convenient for stealthy purposes, such as hiding by sticking into the wall or passing through small spaces.
Haruka thought for a while and decided to use this magic first.