Friendly Reincarnator Chapter 8: Practicing Life Magic
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I apologized for ruining the lamp and asked if I could pay for it, but she said it was an old one and that she had already bought a new lamp, so I didn’t need to pay for it.
I felt kind of bad.
I’ll bring her something as an apology next time.
I thanked Camus-san politely and we parted, and I decided to practice my magic outside the village.
I feel like I can probably use magic without chanting, based on how I felt with [Water] from [Life Magic].
I’m elated to be using magic for the first time, but when I calm down a little, I realize that the amount of water and the flames like a gas burner are dangerous, so I have to be careful.
As Jupiter-sama had told me, with practice I would be able to control it as well as Camus-san.
Well, I’ll be somehow able to control it, probably.
I met Pete on the way out of the village, and when I told him that Camus-san had taught me life magic and that I was going to practice a little magic on the plains outside the village, he agreed to go with me along the way.
He said that he was on his way to mine for materials since he was able to finish his morning blacksmithing work earlier thanks to me.
When I asked him if I could go with him to dig for materials, he said that it would be less dangerous, but that I needed to be prepared, so I couldn’t go today, but tomorrow would be fine.
Today, I’d better make sure I’m ready for tomorrow.
I was told that the materials for blacksmithing could be found in the mountains about an hour and a half walk from the village.
I heard that they had the materials, but that they couldn’t take back a large quantity because of the difficulty in transporting them.
I remembered about my pouch, and when I said that I would help him carry it, he pointed out that my physique was not suitable for carrying it. Since I was a skinny little guy, which made me let out a bitter chuckle.
I didn’t know the capacity of the drawstring bag, so I decided to refrain from saying anything.
When we reached the plains, I parted ways with Pete and started with the magic training I had been taught.
I tried to use the image of blood flowing through my body as Camus-san had taught me, but I couldn’t see any change, so I used the method I had learned in self-defense to let the magic flow through me.
Again, within a few minutes, I felt a sweaty heat, and when I continued, I was surprised to see sweat flowing as if I had run about 10 kilometers.
I don’t know what it is, but I feel as if I’m taking in the magic power that comes from the ground into my body.
Of course, I don’t know if this is really the case or not.
I finished training my internal circulation and tried to use [Water] life magic as I had been taught.
Last time, I chanted while holding my arms out in front of me with the assumption that I would put it in a tub, but this time, I chanted with my palms up.
The image is the size of a tub.
“Thank you for the blessing of bountiful water. [Water]!” (Louis)
There it is!
About the size of a car…
Boom! I got drenched by the falling water.
I was soaking wet from the falling water, and I was really glad that I had come out to the plains.
I gave up on the fact that I had gotten wet and repeated the exercise about ten times without drying off, but I couldn’t control the amount of water at all, only that it would form a big lump about the size of a regular car instead of a mini car.
Both myself and the surrounding area were soaked in water, but fortunately, the water was seeping into the soil.
I thought to myself, “Next time I’m going to practice with water, I’d better do it in a river.”
I decided to switch to practicing with [Fire].
It would be dangerous if it grew in size as well as water.
In the same way, I pointed my palm upwards and thought to myself, “[Fire]!”
After four or five seconds, I saw a blue burner-like flame extending upward about 30 centimeters above my palms.
The flame was about 30 centimeters thick and hot.
Ahhh, let’s not do the fire now. It’s obviously bigger than when I was taught.
I decided to try again to control the amount of water.
With my palm up, I strongly imagined a golf ball-sized water ball.
Oh, I did it.
It seemed to be bigger than a golf ball and about the size of a baseball, but if I continued, I could control it, couldn’t I?
After more than a dozen times of holding my palm up, I finally managed to make a golf ball-sized ball.
I can do it if I keep trying!
The question is whether or not I can do it with my hand held in front of me.
I tried changing the position and direction of my hand, and somehow I was able to do the same size regardless of the position and direction.
Maybe my image was too vague when I was initially taught.
Part of me wanted to move on to [Fire], but I wanted to know if I could do anything other than [Life Magic].
I don’t need to be able to use attack magic, I just need to be able to handle elements other than fire and water.
The more things you can do, the more options you have in life, you know.
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