Y’all, I am disappoint. Heartswords don’t just pop out spontaneously! It takes years of training to learn to draw one! What happens with no training, as an instinctive response to serious danger, is magical transformations.
[sparkle glitter glow]
Cedar: Um . . . hi.
Cedar (thinking): Are they going to be mad that I turned into a magical boy, instead of staying focused on my singing? Or maybe they’ll be mad I didn’t let it happen sooner, so I could fight to protect them. Or —
So sparkly . . .
I’ve never seen a transformation up close before.
Was that your first time? Congratulations!
Snazzy outfit you got.
You’ve gotta be a nature mage. Hey, let’s see what powers you can use!
Those plants don’t stand a chance.
We believe in you!