Artist: John Dreamer - Song: Brotherhood - Word Count: 700
He followed her example, her breathing, and her motions were so fluid and different to how he normally performed his training exercises, but none the less he was giving it all he had to mimic the motions and the breathing. To be honest, the feeling was quite relaxing, and he honestly enjoyed the company for a change as no one really wanted to train with or spend too much time with him. Mirja was different, but none the less she was also the same as the normal people he associated with. He didn't think of her as too bad of a person and that was good enough for him to bond with her a bit as a student bonded with their teachers normally. After a while of silence in doing this, Mirja began to explain to him what exactly the runes were, and how they were made. He was intrigued by it, like most things he didn't understand, and he was kind of wanting to further his knowledge in that field as well.
"Maybe one day you can take me to see him and I can learn about rune casting? It seems like quite an effective ability to have in one's arsenal.
", Steiner spoke as he continued the motions without paying much heed to if Mirja was still doing them or not. At this point the motions were much less mimiced and more his body just doing it on its' own, once again Steiner's rapid need to absorb knowledge had aided him in at least doing this, and he was seemingly doing it without even looking at her. He was focusing on more important things, like what he needed to do to get his powers back, and just how long of a voyage that would be. He was making strides to get his physical form up to snuff, but in the realm of spiritual powers he was still light years away from being able to save people from harm. Even with Tulpa he lacked the power to fight against foes that far out-weighed his physical tool kit with their spiritual one.
It did worry him that he wasn't making too much progress in terms of spiritual power, but he was more than willing to forgive it to gain the physical tools he was gaining with Mirja's help. "So he is still up in the mountains, eating whatever mushrooms he can find, and being awesome? Heh, sounds just like some kind of mystic master.
", Steiner said as he kept on with the motions which were becoming easier and easier to do as he went through them. He had a long way to go, but Steiner was going to keep working at it, and get stronger yet. He had to because there were people out there who needed him to be strong when they could not, they needed hope when they had none, and Steiner was going to be that regardless of what everyone else said or did. He would keep trudging along that path without looking back and hold on to what he believes in without ever letting go. "I want to learn as much as I can, Mirja...so teach me everything!
", Steiner said mindlessly as he continued to practice the motions.
It was at that moment that something lit up inside of him, he could feel it flicker to life much like a piece of wood finally kindling into a blazing fire, and from that Steiner felt really odd. He stumbled from what he was doing and staggered forward, it was like he had been empty, and now he wasn't. He clenched his fist a bit, feeling this new found energy filling him up, and brimming around him like a cup that was full to its' utmost capacity. Yet, Steiner wanted more. This feeling was only a start and he wanted more of that and he hoped Mirja would teach him everything to get his feet at least wet. "What is this feeling...I feel energy inside, but I don't know what it is?
", Steiner said to himself as he looked himself over for any physical changes, but saw none to greet his eyes. He was still unsatisfied, he needed more.