Artist: Adviruz - Song: Run [Nomix] - Word Count: 1530
Well, the ground work for the forest seemed to be done. By this time, most of the forest had been secured by the arm forces and the revitalization of Karakura Forest could ultimately be done with them being undisturbed. However, it seemed that some of The Warden's talents didn't go unnoticed. As Shatari's body relaxed and adrenaline lowered, the eyes of The Yuudeshi eased and she turned her scarlet gaze straight towards the stare of Perseus's emerald eyes.
Given her understanding of where this teacher stood, The Banshee of Karakura assumed he knew enough about The Yuudeshi to understand their drive. Yet, in spite of that, Shatari was in no rush to necessarily to deactivate it. Why should she? This power -- was great. In the past two years since she achieved, there had been great strides in her strength, ability and potential that were unlocked and it was like a non-stop express into ecstasy.
Every morning, every afternoon and every night for The Yuudeshi reflected the essence of wonder and beauty in the world. It was like a never-ending drug that took away any stress and brought only chill and happiness into life. The scene could be a hellish war zone straight out of a persons nightmare, but there The Banshee of Karakura would stand as content as ever. Everything would be fine and life was a reflective rainbow of pure pleasure that masked her from seeing the truth of her actions and the pain of the world.
It is for this reason why Shatari did not even realize the extent of how far she had changed. To most, this would be an erratic and overly intoxicated way to live, but for The Warden -- it was just normal. Like an addict of heroin, The Banshee of Karakura was absorbed and attached to her constant fix of power, chill and bliss. So why on earth would she give this peace and love up just because someone didn't understand this wholeness The Yuudeshi Drive gave her? "Yahyahyahyahyaha~★ I wouldn't worry about that. I've got this bad baby locked and under control. I feel great. I feel in control. I feel -- hella rad~★! So please, don't be a spoiled sport and tell me to knock it off. I might get a bit grouchy otherwise~ ★!"
While her voice was totally tubular and giddy, there was a slight hint of annoyance hidden behind the tone of her words. It was the kind of inflection that gave off a warning: "Keep pursing this issue -- and things won't turn out too pretty for you." Yeah. Despite her downright rad attitude, The Yuudeshi had little patience for those who tried to warn her of the effects of her family's blessing -- and curse. She shrugged off concerns from her parents and had little tolerance for their worries. Most of her schoolmates were just so far gone out of The Banshee's perception after succumbing this far into the rabbits hole and no one could have the capacity to tell this chick no.
After all, the crux of this drug was forged to help her cope with the reality that she was still a child solider. Thrown into the fires of war and awakened during her first bloodshed mission to Australia, The Yuudeshi Drive helped her otherwise endure and deal with the hardship that came with a position like this. Following Justin Washi showing her the wrongs of her previous actions, all she wanted to do after that critical battle against The Monsuta was to forget those horrid feelings of guilt and move on with just making the world a better place in her own muddled way.
And, as the sounds of Hayden screaming out in panic echoed into the forest, the relaxed sigh was all the response Shatari needed to give as The Yuudeshi Drive once again prepared itself for battle. Waves of coolness oozed down her spine and an almost ruthless smile eased on to her face as she stared into the hellish sight of the instabilities of The Fallen Solider coming to pass. Oh yes. The Warden could feel it churning and twisting inside of him as if there was a demon wanting to rip out of his rib cage and claim his spirit for his own.
Yet -- Shatari remained unphased. Why wouldn't she be? As the circuits of her mind became a lit with life and delirium, the brain and essence of The Banshee was just as much of a monster as Hayden's own instabilities. So it was as if The Yuudeshi was staring back into a mirror at this point with the chaotic mess that was Desmond's embodiment.
Thus, like a true monster would, the response Shatari gave was swift and unafraid. In a matter of moments would the space around her and Perseus became devoured by a dense cluster of plum and blood red energies. This served as a branch to the immaterial nature of The Warden's willpower. Her chi acted as a medium for her desires to be invoked and The Yuudeshi's wish was for both herself and her doting teacher to be shielded. Hence, with the sacrifice of energy did the metaphysical wonders of Shatari's prowess activate and her precious Yudueshi Drive comprised a one hundred layered shield to otherwise help them survive the explosion without so much as a single scorch or burn.
When the danger faded, The Warden then stepped out of the protective space and stared with absolute zeal at the contorted abomination Hayden was becoming. The deeper she walked into the smoldering carter, the further this fanaticism spiraled and erupted within herself. The absolute dismay and rawness of his power made her feel so much at home. For, against the subconscious of The Stary-Eyed girl laid a person being tethered along by the temptations of her own power and controlled by The Beast of implanted within The Yuudeshi. "Shhhh. It'll be okay, angel. Just let it swell inside you and show you the way. It's all a process and that process will give you an ecstatic battle high greater than any drug man or god could produce. So don't worry, I'll stay with you until it gets better~ ❤"
Even as he screamed in agony, The Yuudeshi did not budge or waver in the slightest. While his mind and body was in disarray, The Warden acted as an anchor back to reality and kept him submerged in this world. As, Through her influence still coursing within the bloodstream of Hayden's very essence, did she ensure all of his vitals be held in stasis. The power of The Yuudeshi Drive was awakening and it would not allow him to be overwhelmed by this toxic beast within him.
Thus, The Banshee of Karakura infused a seal within the core of his being. While she could not totally and utterly subjugate the thousands of irregularities within his shell, The Yuudeshi Maiden could lessen and adjust his pain to allow him to be within these unstable states for longer periods. The theory is that if he practices in allowing himself to be consumed by this devilish power -- the more endured his body would become and the more potential he could awaken from its highly potent state. Humans were adaptable creatures, and if subjected to pain long enough, it simply becomes a dull and persistent fact of their existence. It is noticeable, but you adapt and move on with circumstances. Such would be the case for Hayden if he wanted to control its rich and destructive nature.
Ergo, by the time he slipped into the shadows of unconscious, The Yuudeshi then embraced him within her arms and kept the hulking figure of his body in from falling face first into the dirt through the strength it possessed."You can rest now. You've done enough, sunshine~"
With a final whisper and pat on the back, The voice of The Yuudeshi seemed quite placid and serene despite how hellish the energies within her own essence felt. It was almost as if she absorbed the chaotic mess of Hayden's hell into herself and quelled the atmosphere through her desire. Hence, as she stepped out of the carter, the entire field of space around them was quiet and Shatari stared with an eerie, but eased over and laid back smile back at Perseus."We're done with this operation."
Those words, stated in a calm fashion, was all that needed to be said. As a purple holographic screen materialized in front of The Yuudeshi, it took only a few input commands to have The Vanguard produce a vortex for them to come straight back to their base. Hayden needed to recover and Shatari figured it would be wise to hurry so one of her own soldiers would not fall ill on her watch. Thus, with or without Persus did she begin to step into the swirling white abyss until she was no longer there.
This mission -- was over.