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Book 5: Sun & Air / Son & Heir

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Chapter 6 - Value of Not

"When do we have to wake up?" Lucky whispered into the darkness.

G cracked open one eye, then looked at his phone before answering, "In about half an hour."

"Oh, okay." Lucky said quietly, then put his head back down and closed his eyes.

A long moment later, Lex whispered, "We can go outside until the guys get up, if you want to."

"It's probably cold out there. What is there to do this early in the morning?" Lucky asked uncertainly.

"Nothing. Maybe just horse around for a little bit." Lex said with a smile.

It took a moment for Lucky to catch on to what Lex was suggesting, but once he understood, he excitedly whispered, "Yeah! Let's go!"

Lex and Lucky fought to keep quiet as they prepared to go outside, although how well they did was up for debate.

* * * * *

As soon as they were out the door, where they could speak more freely, Lucky quickly asked, "Do you have your changey on?"

"My 'changey'?" Lex asked uncertainly.

"Yeah. Your clothes changing spell. You don't want to mess your clothes up, do you?" Lucky asked seriously.

"I never dispelled it last night, but I think it probably turned itself off when I went to sleep." Lex said slowly.

"Go ahead and do it so we can start 'horsing'. I'm cold." Lucky said urgently.

Lex silently went through the words of the spell while performing the hand signs.

At the same time, Lucky was going through his own version of the same spell.

As soon as Lex was done, he asked, "Are you ready?"

"Yeah!" Lucky said joyfully, then began his transformation.

Lex started only a moment behind him and soon resolved into a unicorn colt and came eye to eye with Lucky's Pegasus.

Verbal communication was somewhat limited between the two, but since they were both enjoying the freedom of being in their animal transformations, Lex indicated the direction that he wanted to go with a tilt of his head and Lucky broke into an immediate gallop, revelling in the joy of communing with nature on an untroubled morning. Lex followed immediately behind; in that moment, loving his life and everything in it.

* * * * *

"If you don't turn that thing off I'm going to summon demons to strike down upon it with great vengeance and furious anger." Paul ground out.

"How about you just help me find the stupid thing and turn it off? It must have fallen between the couch cushions." G said with obvious frustration.

"I thought you left it on the arm of the couch last night." Paul said as he came more awake, although he was still more of a hindrance than a help in the search effort.

"Yeah. It must have fallen when I checked the time for Lucky." G said shortly, then suddenly proclaimed, "Got it!"

A moment later there was blessed silence in the room.

Once Paul had recovered his wits from the abrupt wake up, he slowly looked around and cautiously asked, "Where are Lucky and Lex?"

"Outside... Being horses, I think." G said uncertainly.

"Oh..." Paul slowly responded, then cautiously asked, "Do you think we should go get them?"

"Let's go ahead and get ready for school and if they aren't back by breakfast time, we'll worry about it then." G said decisively.

"Right." Paul confirmed, not so much in agreement, as an unwillingness to invest more thought and energy into the project.

* * * * *

"Do you think they went to breakfast?" Lucky asked with concern as he led the way in through the front door.

"We were close enough to hear them if they called for us. I don't think they'd go to breakfast without at least 'trying' to let us know." Lex said as he followed.

"You guys had better get ready to go. You don't want to start the day on Mom's bad side, do you?" G called from his bedroom.

"Bathroom's free." Paul called a moment later.

"Do you think you'll be able to turn back to 'Cousin Lex' without too much trouble?" Lucky asked with concern.

"Yeah. But with all the back and forth that we went through, I may need some help remembering which clothes I have to put on at which stage of the process. It got kind of confusing there for a minute." Lex said honestly.

"I think I remember it all. I can help you if you want." Lucky quickly volunteered.

"Okay. But I need a quick rinse off in the shower first. All that running got me sweaty." Lex said frankly.

"Yeah. Let's hurry!" Lucky said as he urged Lex forward.

* * * * *

"How is everybody doing this morning?" D asked as all the boys walked into the dining room together.

"I think we're okay. But Lex is going to need some clothes." G said frankly.

"We can make things work for a while. It's not an emergency." Lex hurried to assure them.

"Well, I'm glad that you were able to find uniforms that fit... did G have some smaller uniforms in reserve that I didn't know about?" D asked uncertainly.

"No. These are illusions." G said simply.

"You're wearing illusionary clothing to school? Isn't that risky?" D asked hesitantly.

"Don't worry. They've got real clothes on underneath, they just did illusions to make them look like uniforms." G explained.

"See?" Lex said as he allowed the illusion to fall away for his red shirt to be seen.

"Oh, very nice. I can definitely see that being handy." D said in an impressed tone.

"But G is right. We're going to need to buy you new clothes this weekend... all of you." Beth said firmly as she looked around the table at all the boys.

"But we just bought me clothes." Paul automatically protested.

"It's been several months... nearly a year ago, come to think of it. I may not have mentioned it to you before, but the proper time to buy new clothes is before they start falling to rags around your feet." Beth said seriously.

"I think we're all due." G easily agreed.

"Suck up." Paul said with a grin at G, to take any sting out of the words.

"While we've got this chance, I wanted to be sure to remind you that until you can make it a habit, you need to be extra careful to be discreet at school." D said seriously.

"We hang around with Curtis every day. We know how to keep a lid on it." Paul assured him.

"We're not worried about that. What you need to watch out for is Lucky and Lex. Not every person you meet needs to know where Lex came from or what Lucky can do." Beth said frankly.

"Lucky and I are here from Virginia and we don't know what Lucky can do yet. We just know it's something more than baby magic. Part of what we're doing here is figuring it all out." Lex said confidently.

"I'll trust you boys to handle it. I just wanted to be sure that you had been warned. This is one of those things that can come back to bite you later if you don't take precautions from the beginning." Beth said honestly.

"Miss Oaken, she's one of the teachers, she told me that she doesn't tell people about her ability because some people will automatically judge what kind of person she is by the type of magic she uses." Lex said seriously, then explained, "If a teacher is careful about who she tells, then we shouldn't have to feel funny about it."

"Yes. I didn't mean for it to sound like you were some kind of oddity. I just didn't want for you to unthinkingly release information that might be used to harm you later." Beth assured him.

"Got it." Lex promised.

* * * * *

After a long quiet moment while the family enjoyed their food, Paul finally said, "Just so you know, Lucky was able to copy Lex's sorcery to make the illusionary uniform that he's wearing."

"And yesterday he was mimicking your wizardry." G reminded everyone, in case they hadn't caught the significance of it.

"He had no problem using his basic magic, either. His Zah Zah is mostly made from basic." Paul added.

"Except for the animation that Dad taught him... which he also used without a problem." G said seriously.

"Lucky appears to be a mimic. While it's not common, it's also not unheard of." D said frankly, then focused on Lex and Lucky as he continued, "Go and get evaluated and placed into classes. Once that's done, we'll look at how things turned out for you and make adjustments, if need be."

"I love how you break things down and make them seem so simple." Paul chuckled.

"Easy peasy." D said with a self-satisfied grin.

G and Lex broke into identical laughter at Paul's stunned look.

* * * * *

When breakfast was finished, D surprised the boys by announcing that he was going to drive them to school.

They were further surprised when Beth announced that she not only would be going with them, but also that she would be driving her own car. It seemed like a strange decision at first, but as Beth gathered up the car seat, loaded the diaper bag, the stroller, K's selection of favorite toys along with various and sundry other items essential for taking a baby on a car trip, the decision seemed more and more reasonable, since there was no practical way to seat everyone comfortably in D's car along with all of K's gear.

D seemed to take it personally that he couldn't take his family on an impromptu drive. The look in D's eyes convinced Paul that a new vehicle was certain to be in their immediate future.

As soon as Beth had K settled in, everyone piled into the cars. Paul and Lucky automatically rode with D. Lex and G were only too happy to ride along with Beth and K.

* * * * *

Lex couldn't put into words what it meant to him that both Beth and D felt that getting him and Lucky enrolled was important enough that they made a point of going to the school to handle it in person.

"Mr. Darroch, it's so good to see you again. How did things end up going on the work study?" Janice asked pleasantly as the family entered the office.

"Our objectives were met." D said simply, then continued, "We're here to enroll Lex and Lucky."

"Yes. I believe that Mrs. Darroch was able to get most things arranged in advance for Lucky. We'll need for you to initial and sign a few things but it shouldn't take much more than that." Janice said happily as she set a stack of paperwork on the desk.

"I called last night to make arrangements for Lex. Do you know anything about that?" D asked seriously.

"Only that Marsha is taking care of it personally. She hasn't told me what's been done or what still needs to be done." Janice said frankly.

"Do you think we need to stick around in case Doctor Williams wants to evaluate us or anything?" G asked cautiously.

"I'm sure that he will want to evaluate you at some point, but he probably has a lot on his plate just now, having been away at the work study with us." D said seriously, then continued, "He knows where to find you when he's ready for you. I suggest that you attend to your normal business and keep in mind that he might be calling on you at some point later in the day."

"We'll be around if you need us." G said quietly to his former doppelganger.

"Yeah. I have a pretty good idea of where to find you." Lex assured him.

"Make sure to tell us all about what happened at lunch." Paul said to both Lucky and Lex.

After receiving affirmative nods from the pair, Paul and G hurried out of the office.

When D returned his attention to Janice, she nudged an ominous stack of paperwork in his direction.

* * * * *

"Mr. Darroch, I was just getting some details ironed out regarding the new addition... additions, to your family." Marsha said quickly as she entered the main room of the office.

"Thank you. I appreciate your extra effort on our behalf." D said calmly as he looked up from the paperwork that he had been perusing.

"And who is this little angel?" Marsha asked as she looked into the stroller.

"This is our daughter, K." D said proudly, then thought to add, "We won't be enrolling her just yet."

"It'll happen before you know it." Marsha said wistfully, then turned her attention to the young teenage boys and smiled as she said, "It's nice to see you again Lucky. I see that you've grown."

"Yeah. I do that sometimes." Lucky said uncomfortably.

"And I suppose, by process of elimination, this young man would be Lex."

"Yes Ma'am." Lex timidly confirmed.

"You're aware that their ages might be an obstacle to their fitting in with the student population, aren't you?" Marsha slowly asked with a glance at D.

"Yes. But sometimes you have to accept that there's no right answer. Do we cast the boys adrift to discover their abilities on their own in a more typical environment, or do we put them with more advanced students that they might not be able to keep up with intellectually or emotionally?" D rhetorically asked.

"I see that you are aware." Marsha said simply, then continued, "We'll all keep an eye on things and do our best to help both boys deal with the stigma of being among the youngest students at the school."

"Lex can be older, if you need him to be." Lucky quietly offered.

"How's that?" Marsha asked with interest.

"Do you want me to show you here?" Lex asked as he looked around the office uncertainly.

"It's probably best if you don't. Just to be on the safe side." Marsha admitted.

"I can look any age I want." Lex explained, then thought to add, "I'm this size because I didn't want for Lucky to have to face everything new, all alone."

"That's very considerate of you." Marsha said appreciatively.

"It's what brothers do." Lex said simply.

"Even though they're not technically brothers, they came to us at the same time and both carry the family name, so I see no reason not to treat them as such." D said seriously.

"Since Lex is demonstrating his brotherhood in such a positive way, I can't see any reason to dissuade them either." Marsha agreed.

"So, what do we need to do to get both boys enrolled?" D asked, always ready to cut directly to an answer when possible.

"We have a few things to resolve in regard to Lex, the governmental things, that we'll need to go over, but I think the next thing on the agenda should be for the boys to visit with Doctor Williams so that he can get on with his evaluation." Marsha said thoughtfully.

"Just so you know, I have all of G's memories. So even though I'm technically a new student, I already know who people are, where everything is, and what to expect." Lex said frankly.

"Very good. Then if you'll go to Doctor Williams' office, we'll carry on with this and I'll see you again once he's finished with you." Marsha said cheerfully.

"C'mon, Lucky." Lex gently encouraged.

On impulse, Lucky ran to Beth and gave her a firm hug, then did the same to D before joining Lex at the door.

"We'll be right here if you need us." D assured them before the pair of boys stepped out into the hallway.

* * * * *

"Hello?" Lex asked uncertainly from just inside the office door.

"Yes, can I help you?" The man asked professionally.

"We're supposed to get Doctor Williams to evaluate us. Is he here?" Lex asked cautiously.

"Is one of you Lexington?" The man asked curiously.

"Yes. I am." Lex admitted, then asked, "Who are you?"

"I'm Doctor Coker. I watched over things here while Jevaun was away doing his work study project. He told me that you'd be stopping by and I was hoping that I could sit in on your evaluation."

"Why?" Lex asked slowly, appearing to be spooked by the unknown man's interest in him.

"According to what I was told, you're a newly created being who was accidentally given sentience. If that's the case, then I'd like to observe how you're dealing with things so that maybe I can use what I learn here to help others like you that I encounter in the future." Doctor Coker explained.

Lex thought about that for a moment, then hesitantly said, "Well, if it'll help other people like me, then I guess it's alright."

"Did the doctor tell you about me, too?" Lucky asked curiously.

"I don't think so. What was your name?" Doctor Coker asked curiously.

"Lucky Darroch."

"Jevaun probably knows about you, but he hasn't shared anything with me." Doctor Coker said honestly.

"Since they already know about me, we'll let you be a surprise." Lex said with a smile.

"Is he another sylphid?" Doctor Coker asked curiously.

"No. It's nothing like that. He just got sent here because, even though he's young, he's developing his 'big' magic a little bit ahead of most of his class. His old school wanted to keep him from learning how to use his magic until the other kids caught up to him." Lex said with a note of bitterness under his words.

"Moving at the pace of the slowest member of the class? Yes. I'm familiar with the practice." Doctor Coker admitted.

"Good. Because that's the whole reason that Lucky's here, so that he can be encouraged to grow and try new things and figure out all of what he can do with his abilities." Lex said passionately.

"Mervyn, it looks like you're off the hook. Michael said that he would take the job." Doctor Williams happily announced as he walked into the outer office with a younger man at his side.

"That's a relief." Doctor Coker said with a smile, then explained, "Although I'm sure it's going to be a valuable learning experience, I believe that I have had enough of those for the time being. It's time to give someone else a chance."

"I'm just afraid that I'm getting myself into something that I may not be prepared for." Michael said honestly.

"You are." Doctor Williams said frankly, then explained, "You're not prepared because you can't prepare for something like this. There's not one right answer. There may not be any. Go. Make contact. Talk to people, then decide what needs to be done next. You'll have our support for whatever you decide to do."

"Can I call you if I have questions?" Michael asked cautiously.

"Not easily." Doctor Williams said seriously, then explained, "Where you're going, they don't have phones, not even cellphones."

"Are you talking about Brynnhollow?" Lex asked curiously.

"You know about it?" Michael asked with surprise.

"Yeah. I just got back from there." Lex finished with a smile.

"Lexington? Is that you?" Doctor Williams asked delightedly.

"Yeah. I changed myself to make it easier on everyone. We figured that it'd cause G a lot of trouble to have an identical twin running around here all of a sudden." Lex timidly admitted.

"And who is this with you?" Doctor Williams asked, as he turned his attention to Lex's companion.

"This is Lucky Darroch, Paul and G's cousin from Virginia. His old school wouldn't teach him how to use his magic, so his mom sent him here." Lex explained.

"Michael, why don't you go take over for Indra? I'm going to need her in here to help with the evaluations. Later this morning you'll be meeting with someone... these boys' father, unless I miss my guess. We'll finalize your arrangements at that time so that you can be on your way to Kentucky."

"Yes, Doctor." Michael said before hurrying out of the room.

"Boys, will either of you object if Doctor Coker observes the examination?" Doctor Williams asked cautiously.

The boys looked at each other, then at Doctor Williams as they shook their heads in unison.

"Come along then."

* * * * *

"First things first, I suppose." Doctor Williams slowly said in prelude, then continued, "If you aren't already, could you change into your waking forms?"

"What's that?" Lucky asked anxiously.

"Just how you are when you first wake up in the morning, before you've done any magic to change how you look." Lex explained as he grew, aged and became identical to G.

"Oh. So I just stay like this?" Lucky asked to be sure.

"That's right. You're perfect just the way you are. You don't have to change a thing." Lex assured him.

"Yes. Very good. Your form seems to be nice and stable." Doctor Williams said with approval, then thought to ask, "Have you had any difficulty holding this form?"

"No. Even when I change myself into something else, I bounce right back to this." Lex said easily.

"Very good. That's just how it should be." Doctor Williams said as he made a note, then looked to Lucky and asked, "Tell me, Lucky, were you having some 'magical' problems at your last school?"

"I just asked a few people if they knew any magic stuff that I didn't already know. When the teachers found out, I got in trouble and they called my mom to come and get me." Lucky shyly admitted.

"Were you talking to non-witches about witchcraft?" Doctor Williams asked with concern.

"No! I was really careful about that! Everyone I talked to was witches and I think all of them had their little magic already. The teachers didn't want for us to talk about it or use any magic at all. They'd just 'tell us' about magic that we'd be allowed to use 'someday'." Lucky explained.

"I can see how that could be frustrating." Doctor Coker said sympathetically.

"After I visited with Paul and G and they showed me how to use my own magic, going to that school and being told all the time that I couldn't do something that I know I can do made me... want to show people... to make them understand... to prove that I wasn't lying to them." Lucky struggled to explain.

"Mrs. Bright was kind enough to send me a copy of your school records. According to this, your old school told your mother that either you would have to be cursed to block your ability to use magic at all, or you couldn't return to their school." Doctor Williams said frankly.

"I didn't know anything about that. I just knew that I was in trouble." Lucky said honestly.

"You didn't do anything wrong." Lex quietly assured him.

"Yes. Your old school has some very backward policies. You're better off being far away from that place." Doctor Williams confirmed.

"Now you can learn all kinds of good stuff." Lex added with an encouraging smile.

"Quite right! Let us move on to more enjoyable topics." Doctor Williams said happily, then asked, "Do either of you know if you already have a 'fighting form'?"

"Yeah!" Lex happily acknowledged, then turned to Lucky and asked, "Do you have your changey on?"

"I got it!" Lucky eagerly responded.

"Then let's do it!" Lex proclaimed as his animal transformation began.

As Doctor Williams and Doctor Coker watched, Lex and Lucky simultaneously began the transformation from their human forms to those of early adolescent horses.

"Just so you know, most kids your age don't even know what I'm talking about when I ask them about their fighting form." Doctor Williams said honestly.

"Didn't you say that Lexington was an air elemental?" Doctor Coker asked slowly.

"Yes. That's right." Doctor Williams confirmed.

"That being the case, I would expect him to have something more along the lines of a zephyr as a fighting form." Doctor Coker said honestly.

"I believe something like that would be more likely for an elemental created without ties to other beings. Given no other influences, the elemental probably would gravitate toward a grand manifestation of their element.

"But you don't have to look any further than Lucky to see what influence Lexington has had in his development and decisions." Doctor Williams said seriously.

Lex, in his unicorn form, turned himself half around, then in one fluid movement continued on as he transformed directly into his 'Cousin Lex' form.

"I was told that I had to choose a fighting form because not having one could cause me some serious trouble later on." Lex said in his own defense, then hurried to add, "But I did pick a unicorn mostly because of Lucky."

"I'm glad that you were able to receive that warning. I can envision a circumstance where, in the heat of the moment, an elemental might adopt a form that was counter to his long term best interest." Doctor Williams said seriously.

"But I don't see how a unicorn will utilize the magic of elemental air." Doctor Coker said honestly.

"It's actually a wise choice. Unicorns are from the nature realms, so they are automatically hardwired for the primary elements. In regard to air, I believe they have significant concussive blast attacks as well as the standard wind manipulations, utilizing the horn much like a wizard would wield a wand." Doctor Williams explained.

"I didn't think of that." Lex said in surprise, then quickly added, "If I needed to, I could change into a unicorn and have access to more air magic than just about anyone... except maybe G. He held the Mikael Spear. I'm betting he can channel air magic at a master level now."

"You may be right about that. We'll be checking on that later. But before we can go too far off topic, perhaps Lucky could change back so that we can continue the examination."

Lucky did much as Lex had done, just as Ginh Zah and Mah Zah had taught him. He turned in a tight circle and in completing one revolution, he raised his head and stood up straight, looking entirely human.

"Very well done." Doctor William said with true appreciation.

"Yes, quite." Doctor Coker confirmed, then explained, "I have seen students several years your senior struggle with the transition from their animal forms. You make it look nearly effortless."

"We had good teachers." Lex said shyly.

Lucky quickly nodded his agreement.

"Come into the other room so that we can begin the examination proper." Doctor Williams said as he led the way.

The others followed without hesitation. All of them appeared to be equally interested in the results of the testing.

* * * * *

"Who wants to be first?" Doctor Williams asked as he gestured to the elevated bed.

"Lucky, why don't you go? They already know who and what I am, so all they have left to figure out is how powerful I am. We still don't even know for sure what your magical specialty really is." Lex said honestly.

"What do you want me to do?" Lucky asked anxiously.

"Just sit up here where I can have a look at you." Doctor Williams said easily as he patted the spot on the bed beside where he was standing.

"Oh, okay." Lucky said and stepped up on the conveniently placed stool then hopped up onto the edge of the bed.

"Let us see..." Doctor Williams trailed off as he looked through the multi-colored magnifying glass on a swing arm.

* * * * *

There was a long moment of silence before Doctor Coker finally said, "We seem to have a few lingering questions here. A bit of exposition on your part might serve to dislodge them."

"Look at this." Doctor Williams said with delight, then shifted the magnifying glass so that Doctor Coker could look through it.

"Are you not going to tell us?" Lex asked cautiously.

"I will in a moment. Just now, I'm asking for a second opinion." Doctor Williams said as he stood aside and waited for Doctor Coker's analysis.

"He's a child of the sun." Doctor Coker said in astonishment.

"It would appear so." Doctor Williams confirmed.

"I've never heard of that. What does that mean?" Lex asked cautiously.

"Lexington, you remember the zodiac spell we enacted during the work study, don't you?" Doctor Williams asked in a leading tone.

"Yeah. I remember that." Lex confirmed.

"Lucky's magic is sourced outside of it." Doctor Williams said carefully.

"Instead of telling me what it's not, could you tell me what it is?" Lex asked seriously, worried on his newest brother's behalf.

"Sun, moon, and star elementals have access to an entirely different magical paradigm. Where you, Lexington, have a solid foundation in air, Lucky may very well be able to manipulate air in ways that even you can't." Doctor Williams said frankly.

"That's not to say that he doesn't have limitations." Doctor Coker hurried to add.

"Correct. His capabilities are just... not what one might expect." Doctor Williams said with difficulty.

"His magic follows a different set of rules." Doctor Coker quickly added, hoping that it would provide some sort of enlightenment.

"From what Paul and G were able to figure out last night, they pretty much decided that Lucky is a magic mimic. I don't really know anything about what that means except that it seems like Lucky can copy just about anybody's magic and use it just like it's his own." Lex said seriously.

"I suppose that's one possible manifestation of a sun elemental's ability. Actually, according to the lore, they're incredibly versatile... at least, at this early stage of things." Doctor Williams reluctantly finished as he looked to Doctor Coker for support.

"The more you use your magic, the more you 'train' it. At this point it might seem like you can do anything." Doctor Coker cautiously explained.

"You're talking like something bad is going to happen to Lucky because of what he is." Lex said anxiously.

"Not necessarily. At least, not if we're vigilant." Doctor Williams was quick to assure them.

"Can you just tell us?" Lex asked hopefully.

"The legends state that the sun elemental exists to explore the world to find a problem that needs to be solved. Over time, the sun elemental doesn't solve the problem. He himself becomes the solution." Doctor Williams carefully explained.

"What does that mean?" Lex asked firmly.

"Children of the sun can combine styles or types of magic that usually aren't compatible and make them work together to accomplish a specific task. According to legend, over time, they tend to become less and less flexible, but at the same time more and more powerful in a few select types of magic. It's possible that when it's all said and done, the sun elemental could be the only person in the WORLD who could use a particular magical manifestation." Doctor Williams implored them to understand.

"So Lucky can do any type of magic?" Lex asked cautiously.

"Theoretically, yes. Practically, no." Doctor Coker slowly answered, then explained, "If you're correct about his mimicry, then he will likely have the limitation that he must witness a magic being used to have access to it. That limit might also have the benefit that whatever magic he uses will be mastered quickly and efficiently, following the example of the original caster. There won't be nearly as much wasted time and effort as there might be otherwise."

"What do you think about that, Lucky?" Lex cautiously asked.

"How long do I have before I have to pick something?" Lucky asked anxiously.

"Assuming that all is as it appears, I imagine that your magical talents will start to narrow a few years from now, probably not before you graduate high school." Doctor Williams said speculatively.

"So he doesn't have to decide today?" Lex asked, just to be sure that Lucky clearly understood that one point.

"No. In fact, the last thing we want is for Lucky to decide anything before he's had a chance to explore the world. Before you can become the solution, you have to be aware of the problems." Doctor Williams said passionately.

"What kind of classes do sun elementals have to take?" Lex slowly asked.

"I'm not the one to make those decisions. But what I can tell you is that while mimics aren't all that common, sun elementals are extremely rare. There likely isn't a course of study laid out for them. In fact, given their need to experience so many varied things, I think the last thing we would want is to restrict their exploration of the magical world around them." Doctor Williams said seriously.

"So Lucky's going to have to study all the magic?" Lex asked uncertainly.

"I'm sure that forcing him to do that would be just as problematic as not teaching him at all." Doctor Williams said honestly.

"Perhaps with a gentle guiding hand, Lucky can be encouraged to investigate the types of magic that interest him most." Doctor Coker suggested.

A knock on the door interrupted their speculation.

"That will be Indra. Lexington, why don't you test with Doctor Coker while Indra begins the testing regime with Lucky? I need to talk with Mrs. Bright for a bit before she receives the test results." Doctor Williams asked before hurrying away.

To Be Continued...

Editor's Notes:

This is very interesting. It's nice to see that someone has figured out what Lucky's situation was. We knew he had a lot of power, and was easily able to repeat other people's spells, even though his versions of those spells differ in certain nebulous ways. They usually ended up doing the same thing as the original spell, but somehow his work was done completely differently, similar to using a different language, and translating from one to the other.

I am also glad to see that the doctors know who and what the boys are, and don't seem to be particularly worried or upset about their origins or their abilities.

As always I will eagerly await another great chapter as soon as you possibly can produce one.

Darryl AKA The Radio Rancher