Aug 21, 2019 3:57 AM
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Wheeeee, flying!

Yeah fine the armored shirt can go away for now, and the cape it's flapping around annoyingly, but the skirt is staying. Doing cardio has never been so fun so she'll do this for a while and try to figure out her top speed. Maybe practice rolls and dives or something.

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Ditching the shirt and cape harm her magic capacity a little, though not all that much.

She can go about thirty-five miles an hour; maybe if her wings were bigger or she were better at this in some way she'd be faster. It's still an improvement over a car anywhere but a low traffic highway, though. Rolls are hard and dives are scary!

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Dives are exhilarating, you mean. Also a lot of work to set up, like biking uphill. And scary, yes, so she doesn't do more than a couple.

This is probably a really good workout, and it's awesome, so she'll be at it until she's totally exhausted unless something stops her.

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There's another magical girl in the air over there! She's got a hummingbird aesthetic going on.

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Laura flies near-ish and waves!

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"Hey!" says Hummingbird Girl. She looks like the kind that's mostly green with a white throat, though on closer inspection the only feathers actually growing out of her body are on her wings; everything else is on her clothes, and the white throat is a scarf. "Are you new? I don't recognize you."

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"Today! It's so great!"

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"You look good for day one!" she smiles.

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"Thanks! I went straight for, like, Lady Knight. I've got an armored shirt and a cape, but they're not great for right now! Armor's heavy! Had to fly, though!"

It's a little scary trying to fly slowly. She wobbles a bit.

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"Flying's super good! I don't know why not everybody does it!"

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"I had to think about getting wings! For like thirty seconds, but yeah. And being up high's a little scary. But it's really great cardio!"

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"If that's your thing, welcome to being a flier," laughs the hummingbird girl.

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She tries to shrug self-consciously but it really doesn't work while flying. 

"I mean, exercise is the one thing I was actually good at before today."

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"It'll come in handy! What's your magic?"

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"Dunno! Feels like a thing is there, but I'm not sure how to actually do it."

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"Maybe it'll pop up if you find a swarm? Some people's powers are only good for swarms."

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"Much as I want to go find one right now, they always say to just call 911 so that'd be pretty stupid, huh? I'm thinking about getting a sword, a sword would be so cool. But it's probably illegal or something."

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"I mean, if you call 911, a magical girl squad's gonna show up, and that could be you if you have good powers. Sword's no good for swarms, you need range."

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"Not today it's not gonna be me. That sounds like a good job though... Spear? Or am I supposed to just throw rocks or something?"

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"No, you get these dart gun kind of things, heavy duty enough to squish a swarmling if it's not too old. If you want to go after older swarms you really need combat magic though."

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"Well... I hope I have combat magic. Also I'm already starting to run out of easy ideas for looking cooler."

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"Once you're out of low hanging fruit you need a consultant," says hummingbird girl.

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That sounds useless and annoying, but she is at least tactful enough not to say this out loud.

"Hmm. I'm going to look at tons of stuff on birds and wing design later. Flying's cool, but I want to be faster."

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"Bigger wings?" says hummingbird girl.

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"Yeah. And, like, birds have different kinds of wings. Eagle wings are wide like these, for better control. Falcon wings are narrow at the tip, for speed... I probably shouldn't really be able to fly at all like this if we worked like birds though! ...Uh, sorry, I like birds."

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