"And your next opponent will be Paperboy." Edward Fry told him "One of the badges in the catalog says beat another scout that is a wizard."
That message rung through Grant's head over a month. He couldn't face him, but he got over it. Lucky for him, Lila offered to teach him Life Magic within 1 year.
"Great!" Grant thought. "I will finally learn life magic!"
When Grant started learning life magic, his life magic skills were extremely natural which allowed him to learn Life Magic within just 4 months.
When he left, Lila gave him a gift. A robe of the life school.
Grant finally gained a hard ranked badge.
He felt that he just needed another badge. So one day, he walked over to Paperboy and asked
"Can I face you in a wizard's duel?" Grant asked politely
"Um, I'm sort of busy right now, but how about we duel at 1?" Paperboy told Grant
"Sure, its not like I'm in a hurry." Grant lied
"I see it in your eyes, the fire that is hungry for more badges." Paperboy simply told Grant
"WHAT! How? He read my mind!" Grant thought
"And since your wondering how I know what you're thinking about, I am a master of the arts of Legilimancy. And about the duel, I decided that I should douse your fire before you get hot-headed!" Paperboy simply explained.
"Then let's battle!" Grant declared
Grant vs Paperboy
"Now, behold! The arts of fire! Lava floor!" Grant exclaimed
"Arts of water! Ocean Terrain!" Paperboy spoke. The ocean terrain countered the lava and ocean won.
"I knew you would do that! Water evaporation!" Grant sneered
The earth remained the same.
"I see, so you have gotten better." Paperboy replied, looking worried.
"I see fear in your eyes! Now you lose!" Grant yelled "Game Over! Paperboy!"
The ground started rumbling.
"Behold! Arts of Life Magic! Chloroplast!" Grant exclaimed
"I wouldn't look so smug if I were you!" Paperboy shouted back "Arts of Ice Magic! The path of the Cyromancer! Nitro blast!"
The chloroplast failed to beat Paperboy.
"Arts of Fire! Magma Blast!" Grant shouted in disbelief
"Arts of Water and Ice! Icy Water Dragon!" Paperboy concluded. He waved his wand once again and created 2 Ice water dragons.
"Finally, Frost Moby Dick!" Paperboy shouted.
The combination of the 2 dragons and the whale was enough to defeat Chef Fry. But in this case, Grant also knew combination attacks.
"Well then! Arts of Hawaii! Volcano Coconuts!" Grant laughed "It's over! Paperboy!"
"Arts of Mystic! Mystic Bubble!" Paperboy finally concluded.
A bubble came out and shot out smoothly at Grant. It slowed down at Grant and stopped.
"That move! It won't work! Wait, did you say arts of mystic?" Grant asked
Paperboy sliced the bubble.
The bubble emitted many violent vibrations, vaporizing the battlefield and soon, nothing was left in the bubble's radius. The scoutmaster turned around and saw Paperboy's true power.
Grant was still standing.
"Impossible! You don't seem like the type of person who could ever learn the Leader of Elemente's signature move!" Grant concluded.
"Well, I have never expected anyone to avoid such a powerful move" The Leader of Elemente spoke.
Grant and Paperboy turned around and there was the Leader of Elemente.
"Grant Jones, you are powerful enough to have a chance to beat me. Finish this battle and face me." The Leader of Elemente told him.
"Teacher, am I in trouble?" Paperboy asked
"You know that move is so powerful, you're lucky Grant's alive!" The Leader of Elemente told Paperboy "But, you are permitted to use the forbidden move of the water and ice arts. Don't use Mystic Bubble anymore! Or else!"
"I get it, teacher!" Paperboy told him
"Let the duel continue!" Grant spoke foolishly, totally forgetting the forbidden move the Leader of Elemente permitting Paperboy to use.
"Arts of the Ice Age! Path of the Cyromancer! Glacier Rush!" Paperboy spoke.
The terrain became frozen. Even outside the battlefield, the forest became frozen. Water covered the terrain. Glaciers came at an alarming rate at Grant. Another one was about to crush Grant. Grant's fire and life magic was useless in this condition. The water was so cold, life magic proved useless. Fire magic proved useless for there was way too much water to evaporate. Even if he evaporated the water, more would come from the glaciers and Paperboy would create more.
"And finally, Arts of Water, Ice and Power magic! Arts of the Ice Age! Path of the wizard! Yin and Yang magical ice crystal water fusion twist of the Tsunami!" Paperboy smiled, looking very proud of himself.
Sure enough, Paperboy finally landed a direct move on Grant. That was enough for victory.
Grant lost to Paperboy regardless of learning life magic. Even if he learned steel magic, he found out that Paperboy posses 3 elements, capable of covering many elements.
But Paperboy told him that his skill is enough and he has a chance against the Leader of Elemente. If he could protect himself from the Leader of Elemente's signature move, it should be enough.