A.N- Well here is part two… Amelia appears… well she appeared in the first chapter but yeah… Thank you too all my reviewers your comments and encouragement are appreciated! :3

Magic Lessons

Part Two: Reunion

Kelly O'Connor

Zelgadiss sighed as he headed out onto the road the next day. He had stayed at the town's local inn that night and after finding out he was only about a day and a half's walk from Sayruun he headed that direction with a couple food rations and some water. "I wonder what I should say to her?" He smiled, "Hi it's me Zelgadiss, look I got my cure!" He shook his head, "No, that's no good." He grinned wider, "I could summon her to the gate via one of the guards and when she came out my back would be to her. I would tell the guard not to tell her who I am, but I'm on the admittance list and… I wonder if she'll even recognize me?" He trailed off, still making small talk with himself. "Then what will I say to her, after she realizes it's me?" he sighed, "Maybe I shouldn't plan this. I should just talk to her, I mean she's just a friend." He continued walking, "If I keep thinking about this, it will just get me all worked up." So he shut up… for a minute. "Maybe I should raywing, I'll get there faster." He sighed, "Raywing," nothing happened. Zel scowled, "Raywing!" he said again, and then he came to a startling realization… Zelgadiss simply could not do magic anymore. He sighed, "Of course, that's right. I couldn't do magic before I was a chimera so all my magical ability came from that form. I could pretty much just do magic, it didn't take much work on my part…" He pushed his toe in the ground, "Dammit… ooww…" Stubbing his toe, just one more thing poor Zel needed to get used to, or rather, re-used to. "I knew that, but I didn't really think about it until now." Then in spite of Zel's current predicament, he found a solution to his previous problem. "I'll tell Amelia, I've come back to Sayruun… in hopes of her tutoring me in shamanism and white magic." Zel smirked, "A brilliant plan, of course," he said to himself and walked toward the white magic City.

Amelia was sitting in her study cleaning up when her guard came in and told her about the visitor. "Oh," she sighed, "I hope it's not a diplomat, my father and I planned two weeks starting tomorrow as a vacation for me. There isn't much going on and what there is, the council can handle." The guard smiled.

"Yes princess, you've told us and we've heard!" the guard chuckled. Only with Sayruun's princess could one talk so informally and not feel threatened. Amelia was kind enough to have most of the palace worker's as friends.

"I know!" Amelia giggled, "But I'm so excited! I haven't had much free time since I got back from my last adventure with Lina-San, Gourry-San, and Zelgadiss-San."

"Princess," the guard smiled, "Are you coming to greet your guest? I assure you, it's not a diplomat." Amelia smiled. She adjusted her tiara in the mirror and pulled out some wrinkles in her sky blue gown.

"How do I look Jared-San?" she asked impishly. Jared, the palace guard smiled and held the door open for her.

"Like a princess," he said chuckling and walked behind her out to the gate.

Zelgadiss stood at the gate, habitually adjusting his collar and waiting for Amelia. He of course, had his back to the gates as planned. Zel smiled as he heard footsteps behind him. Amelia just wondered who the visitor was, although his backside and hairstyle looked vaguely familiar. Zelgadiss, meanwhile, timed his introduction. When he was sure she was about seven to eight feet away he slowly turned around and smiled at her. Amelia stopped dead in her tracks, and Zel couldn't help but chuckle to himself as she looked him over. He looked her over in the meantime, and found that she looked exactly the same, which was perfectly all right with him. Her hair seemed an inch or two longer and she was dressed up, but otherwise… Amelia just stared, then got a huge smile on her face. "Hello…" she said simply. She wasn't one hundred percent sure it was he so…

"Yes Amelia, It's me," he said with a half smile. Amelia nodded and ran towards him wrapping her arms around him in a quick embrace then pulling away with a deep blush. She smiled as she stared at his face.

"I'm so happy for you Zelgadiss-San!" she exclaimed, "You finally found your cure and I know how much you wanted that." Zel nodded.

"Yes, it appears that I did. I'm still trying to get used to being myself again," he tilted his head.

"As long as you're happy," she smiled, "But how did you find it?" Zel put his head down.

"I woke up in a cave one morning and I was cured…" he sighed, "I don't know how it happened." Amelia furrowed her brow.

"Zelgadiss-San, that doesn't seem very likely," she gasped, "Did you have to do something terribly unjust to get it and now you won't tell me?" Zel shrugged.

"No, that's the honest to L-Sama truth. I just woke up in some random cave and I was cured," he sighed. Amelia nodded.

"I believe you, it just doesn't seem like a very realistic way to be cured." Amelia fiddled with her fingers.

"I know, I'm guessing that something happened but the one who did it erased my memory." He shook his head, "I don't really care. I'm cured."

"Yes of course," she said, "Perhaps they were trying to keep it secret." The former chimera nodded. "So…" her eyes flicked down to the canteen on his belt and she noticed her bracelet on it. She smiled to herself. "Why did you come to Sayruun first?" Zel cocked an eyebrow.

"Well, do you mind?" Amelia shook her head in the negative. "Well I discovered that with the loss of my magically enhanced chimera body came…"

"The loss of any magical ability you had," the princess finished for him. Zel nodded.

"I know that, and I was wondering if you could help me relearn. Before when I was a chimera it just came to me but now…"

"Well I have two weeks of vacation time," she grinned, "I'm always willing to help a friend, so sure thing! We'll get started tomorrow."