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When Diablo grew closer to her in distance, so did Verniy's guard that heightened along with it. She was very cautious of the presence of someone that she do not recognize, much less against someone that made her felt as if something was wrong in the first place. Diablo's smile would surely put anyone's mind at ease but it didn't work that well against her. By no means was she presenting hostility towards her at all as violence is the least of her priorities especially when she was incapable of identifying the person clearly. With them being in the Karakura Forest, she doesn't wish to cut down another tree at this point.
Verniy continued to be silent without uttering even a single word, with an empty, almost robotic-like expression that could simply intimidate anyone that couldn't understand her condition; the inability to express any of her emotions. Listening to the words that Diablo could say at the moment, it does sound like the words that would be presented especially when their tracks are stopped with a tree collapsed in front of them for no reason at all. As convincing as it may sound, it twists her feeling of.. suspicion. She didn't want to harm someone just because she felt suspicious of them, simply wanting an explanation that could sound reasonable enough to clear her doubts of their presence in the forest but it simply doesn't. Instead, in her mind, it screamed nothing but danger to her senses. At this point, the situation can only be settled by someone of the same race and that 'someone' was the shinigami in front of her.
When Henrex had asked her if she was mute, she simply shook her head left to right again, indicating that she wasn't mute at all to answer his question. Before she could prepare to draw out her katana again and ask him about the other person, the only sight she could see was hostility. With his sharp sword pointed at Diablo, Verniy's only conclusion is that the person before the two of them is, by all means, suspicious. Most of the time, two individuals of the same race could easily identify each other since they are of the same race, much like how a parent could easily identify who is their children and who isn't. If this situation is brought to the point where Henrex had to pull out his sword and point at Diablo, it meant that something must've been wrong the entire time.
With that acknowledgement being done, Verniy prepared her grip on the handle of her sheathed katana, as well as her guard steadily rising on the spot. However, she didn't openly present herself as the enemy.. yet. There is a possibility that a misunderstanding may have been presented or some sort of mistake in their senses for being so overly cautious of the situation. It was simply an internal struggle to act or not to act according to her instincts.
Confused, Henrex was the only one who could identify her questions. They may be the same race but she could be wrong about how they can identify each other as well. Her mind is simply messed up, the more she thought about it, the less calmer she gets internally. She couldn't express that feeling to ask for help from the shinigami, so all she could was draw the ground in front of Henrex with a few question marks while an arrow pointing at Diablo.
What's going on? Was her instinct messed up? Or did someone.. messed it up?