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Why did the former Captain Commander come to this place? Why did the man who rebuilt the Unabara Clan from nothing return here? Tsubasa had once sent an olive branch here to Azure. But he'd been a dust in the wind due to his own personal problems. Swearing to never kill or draw blood had cost him some sanity. He walked slowly towards the Base of the Vanguard. Was this visit going to be one of the conflicts he wasn't sure yet as he walked towards those doors? He merely gestured left and right and the doors began to open. Controlling the metal in them he forced them to work and open. Only enough to slip inside the base as he walked in his swords remained sheathed. Tsubasa slowly began to walk towards the center point. This visit was for a reason, he didn't hide his presence. And in fact knew some would come to speak with him. He'd been walking a path that was impure and not correct for some time. He had to repent someday for the sins of his life. But that wasn't for today to be decided or discussed.
He was a hero to some people and a villain to others. Tsubasa was one that couldn't be defined by a singular definition. He was a complicated case of a man who'd done his best for the Gotei. But made alliances with the Monsuta for power to start something. He decided to make an accord with Adam, something some saw as the devil. But he wondered about that sometimes. Tsubasa didn't like knowing the Monsuta or their motives. They had stagnated and fallen from grace long ago as well. It was strange as the Vanguard and Monsuta were similar till recently. Something changed about the Vanguard, their members used to fight with vigor and force. They used to be a like a tsunami upon the battlefield. Coming in and clashing with strength and power. What had been lost on that day Azure died? Was it something he could fix with words was the question. Tsubasa didn't know if he could or couldn't fix it simply yet. The nice way was always a good option, but something about the air around him.
Those who would attack knew he wouldn't hesitate to bring them down. Tsubasa's cold resolve could be felt as he made his way. Entering this base slowly and taking his time not rushing. Allowing his so called escorts to follow him. Over his shoulders was a haori with the symbol of a raven in it. Tsubasa wore the emblem proudly as he walked forward towards his ambition. Sometimes fate veered off course and needed to be pushed back. He'd heard rumors but this place was quiet far more than even his clan. Tsubasa's foot steps were casual and slow, his senses alert. As he could feel everything around the corner and locations around him. He wasn't doing this for a reason a person could understand. He was once a blade that was forged for the Gotei. But if a sword forgets to return to the sheath, it can become dull. Tsubasa's problem was obviously being dull. He didn't bother releasing power or using overwhelming force. That didn't work in the past nor would it function this time. They needed to be reminded of something important.
They fought tooth and nail, putting body and soul on the line. But some times you have to face your brother. If only to protect the ideals and truth of something. Tsubasa wanted to open their eyes if possible to the facts. He wanted to remind them of what was precious to them and how they fought for it. The question was good some old used up Assassin do it? He wasn't entirely sure, he had to try was the only thing clear. He'd not done something so dangerous and ambitious in a while. Invading the Vanguard base despite the unclear nature of his faction he stood towards. But that wasn't the time for this, Ibiki was his friend even if she hated him. He had to help her at least on this front he could do something. He just hoped he wasn't too late as he crossed both appendages over his chest. He leaned his back against a wall and waited. It was time for the heroes of the Vanguard to answer the call. The Pale Rider was calling for them deep within their base, no alarms were sounded.
Chifuyu had arrived early this morning, deciding to get some work done since she was basically the Vanguard operative that did a lot of her business in Japan. She was more effective here than in Vastime, she enjoyed this place more than there. This was where the Vanguard commander should be, not in Vastime. This was where the organisation formed and not there, she had found that while Hayden was in charge and didn't lose sight on the Vanguard's needs the fact he was based in Vastime and the fact he was more focused on them wasn't the best thing for morale around here.
Letting out a sigh from the boredom she had just finished the work she needed to find something to do. Looking around she got up and began heading into the hallway before she felt it. A powerful reiatsu that surged around the area, from the information she could receive it was Tsubasa Unabara, walking through the hallways like he owned the place now Chifuyu could only sigh in annoyance for this interruption.
Tsubasa Unabara... why that punk! Who thinks they get to come in here and just stroll around like they own the place. Did he really think he was above the law that he could just come in here.
Strolling around the corner so that she'd come face-to-face with this intruder she looked bemused at him as if his little stunt was not funny, she actually looked more like an annoyed parent at a child's stupid prank.
"Tsubasa... you are aware that this organisation isn't a place you can just waltz into whenever you feel right? Did no one teach you any manners or boundaries as a child? It really doesn't help out morale when a monstrous force like you just comes into here and makes them feel as if they failed at stopping a threat. So I would kindly like to remind you... you may book an appointment between nine am and five pm on all weekdays but I'm afraid that on this Sunday afternoon you'll be asked to leave unless it's something important."
The Yuudeshi spoke as if she had some sort of power over Tsubasa, as if being in this space suddenly inverted the massive difference of power and Tsubasa was the tier 3 and she was the 0 tier. It might be humerous but unless he had lost a bit of his brain cells that there was little chance he came here for a fight, mainly because a. this was Shadin's daughter right here and if he left her dead or in hospital may god save him and for b. he was in the middle of the most highly protected place in the world. That being Japan and not even he could get away with that.
"So c'mon, spill the beans and tell me what you want since I am a very busy girl and if you want Hayden well I'll tell him you called and I sent you packing to Vastime."
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A sigh akin to an ancient breeze rustled from the interior of the vanguard, and then it would press down upon tsubasa like a weight that even he would have to respect and acknowledge. Not pressure, because the energy difference between the former captian commander and the male he brought out of hiding was huge. No it was something else that would bear down upon them light mountains, earth shattering and all encompassing in its might and pressure.
Intimidation would be the best way to liken the primordial intent that was exuded from the male whose body slowly could be heard as it walked down the stairs step by step, the thud of their shoes one of the few sounds that broke this silence. It was the pressure of a being who had for all intents and purposes reduced their home to nothing but a pile of blood. Who had more likely than not killed hundreds of millions with their hands. It was the will of a being who quite frankly was tired of being push and prodded by the outside world, who was tired of people swaggering into their space like they owned it.
Quite frankly it’d be quite terrifying. Especially for a green-horn like chifuyu. The pressure exuded from blackheart as his eyes glanced upon them would be akin to the weight of the world pressing down upon her. It was as if the air itself was shimmering with not spiritual energy, but pure intent and willpower. This would be a good representation of the kind of force that was behind blackhearts eyes, like some sort of terrible and ancient primordial force had been beckoned from their slumber, and once more roamed the earth.
Soon the sound of bones cracking back into place could be heard, the pop of the spine realigning, the crunch of knuckles as they popped back into place, All of it was audible in those few last steps that took place as blackheart spanned the gap between the bottom of those steps and tsubasa unabara, a man who in normal situations blackheart would respect and give the courtesy he would to another warrior without qualm nor arguement.
However what there was to notice was in tsubasa’s very stance there was a challenge, a. . spunk that garnered a reaction entirely different than that of respect. It could be said in this world there was absolutely an extremely few number of things that could be enough to cause blackheart to feel something other than neutrality.
Disrespect was one of those things, and between the Unabara’s sauntering in here, and chifuyu’s less than adequate handling of the situation . . that condescending tone there had been more disrespect in the few moments he had witness than had been afforded to him in years. To disrespect one's self was to show disdain and disregard for one's own core beliefs and that . . well
That was truly what bothered him so he slowly spoke, each word soft as a gentle summer breeze, but held a might behind it that could reject the heavens and cause those around it to bow down under the one term that could be similar enough to be used. That term was dominance, he did not ask for respect from chifuyu in these terms, nor did it brook any suggestions, it was more then that. It was a command and one that he expected to be obeyed without any question nor any argument. That was the severity he afforded to this situation.
”..Chifuyu, Words are more than words, they are windows into ourselves. Nextime i expect you to cherish them and afford more thought to them. “
Then his eyes shifted to the male in front of him, and if it was possible the intensity of his gaze, while not hostile seemed to cause the pressure behind them to increase many fold. To the point that if there was a tangible representation it’d be highly likely that nothing would be left standing. It was the gaze of an ancient that embodied the martial way, who was the living breathing representation of the fighting spirit and discipline that often went with hand to hand combat, as well as the killing intent and brutality of it. He had lived for a very . . very long time and while often he was laid back, he demanded the respect of equals, and he’d get it from both of them before this . . parley was over.
”..Tsubasa i can't say that you actually requested a meeting. . .”
He let the man interpret what he would of that before he reached up and rubbed the back of his neck, popping a few more of the vertebrae back into place before he spoke once more with a tone that was neither kind, nor hostile. A perfect facade to which he defaulted when speaking to those who disrespected the space he called home.
”..However, you’re here now and i feel you have something you want to say, if you’d be so kind to share it with us?”
Now, He glanced at chifuyu and let out another sigh and waited for the unabara to speak his peace. He already could feel a migraine coming on.
The crowd had gathered and their strongest people who'd been trained arrived. The student of many and a proud member of the Yuudeshi Clan. She spoke much like the Yuudeshi Clan leader did, no bullshit spoken. He envied them for that but perhaps it was best. " That's good, they need to understand that this situation is not good. That depends on what you consider important, I have a question for you. Are you tired of losing yet, losing ground and places over and over? Iceland, the Moon, two battlefields where the Vanguard went and engaged our enemies. Since then few of you go out to protect the innocent. The Guild of Heroes has practically taken over for you. " He let that sink in, that the Heroes of that place had taken over. Vanguard Officers fought tooth and nail for their beliefs. They put themselves in a situation that called for protecting. They did everything possible and the moral still had yet to recover in his eyes. Azure's death and the two failures mentioned still hurt.
He heard mention of Hayden and Vastime, the nation wasn't of his concern. He came here to help a larger piece of the puzzle. Arrogance was a bad thing to have. But at this point, this mental blow needed to be made. Vanguard needed to understand the stage of powerlessness they were in. " I"m going to be blunt, I didn't take this casual stroll for no reason. I wanted you to see it for yourselves, how helpless you've become in the tide of things. By someone who wouldn't attack or kill you. I've not cared of Hayden's business or his actions within Vastime. But now I cannot turn a blind eye any longer, the Vanguard is losing ground. " Tsubasa said calmly as he explained their situation. He didn't have to do this or try to make an example of things. He knew it felt bad to have some unstoppable force come in. That they didn't have the power to remove or send away. He understood that feeling of powerlessness very well. Tsubasa didn't come here but to do one thing.
"I want you to remember, what it is you decided to pick up this call for. What made you decide to become members of the Proud Vanguard. To be the watch over darkness, to defeat the tides that come. Realize I won't let you fight alone on these battlefields any longer. I've turned a blind eye in the past due to my duty within the Gotei. But no longer will I allow the Vanguard to take a step backward. In fact, what do you say we right a wrong? Regardless of your choice, it's time for the Vanguard to stand tall again. Hayden or no Hayden the choice is yours on what it means. I am not a dictator or a leader of any kind, I'm a warrior. My sword will be the Vanguards on the next battlefield. The Raven's Nest will heed this call along with the Unabara Clan. This time around we must prepare for the darkness as one. "
Tsubasa had given Blackheart what he wanted, not being rude on his motive or reason for coming. This was indeed an end of his speech and talking. "In closing, I'm making plans for Iceland to make use of Azure's sacrifice and prepare for what is coming. Strategically it's a good place..the question is do you want it or not?" That was the best he could, being forward and telling them the truth. The rest was up to the members of this organization. Did they wish to sieze a chance or let it fall to the wayside.
The young Yuudeshi sighed as the felt the other big strong demon guy arrived and she shrugged as he reprimanded her. It was funny if these two big men were thinking she was even moderately intimidated by their energy, she knew deep down they were both overcompensating with big energy for something small about them that they were very self-conscious about to need such reserves. Chifuyu on the other hand was completely content and didn't mind that fact she was the weakest in terms of power here.
Tsubasa didn't seem to mind speaking freely, launching words that stung the Vanguard's reputation and the mention about the Guild of Heroes stung her pride a little bit, it was true that Cirno had received massive amounts of support when she started the guild and Vanguard still struggled to get by with resources and had to be positioned primarily in other organisation's territory, heck they only had a small portion of Tasmania as their territory with no other organisation having a say there. It did feel a little embarrassing that they could still call themselves an organisation.
Ready to ask him what he'd do about it Tsubasa had already continued to state that the Unabara Clan and this new faction of his would be of assistance to them should they need it. Chifuyu was aware of the fact that the Vanguard had made a move for Iceland in the past and failed miserably, perhaps seizing it would raise morale and show development in their power. It might make the organisation once again be on the radar as someone to be taken seriously.
Chifuyu's mind quickly tried to analyse the situation, would it be effective to make a strike on the nation of Iceland, could it be really captured from the Shadow Fall regime, the Demon Queen was not one to give up something so easily but then again, if the Iceland region was targeted then they could have a surprise element since why would Shadow Fall assume that Vanguard would attack the very place that was their biggest failure? Unlike Moon Massacre some infrastructure was saved and the base was made in quick repair.
It was something the Vanguard would have to explore and maybe Chiuyu could draw out more help from the Yuudeshi to strengthen the organisation against in the assault. Needless to say she wasn't going to let an opportunity like that to slip through of her fingers to reclaim the Vanguard's place in the world. She didn't want to speak though, wanting to hear Blackheart's thoughts on this matter before she made her point and so she might've seemed oddly silent and in thought.
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As blackheart listened the expression on his face was one of neutrality. Given the circumstances most of what the pale rider said was something that he already knew of. Despite the fact it was rather annoying to hear it from another person, that didn’t mean that the man had discounted what tsubasa had said in the slightest. Because, negligence was death. To deny ones own shortcomes would be the first step down the path of destruction, and in all honesty Blackheart didn’t want the vanguard to crumble, he had an . . vested interest in this place one might say.
However he wouldn’t ignore the many thousands of years of knowledge that left him jaded when it came to the promises of others. It wasn’t that he believed tsubasa wasn’t a man of his word, but rather it was that the severity of the vanguards situation was enough that he wasn’t going to leave it to a gamble. This was why as the man named blackheart had slowly raised his hands, he exhaled and turned and began to walk down the halls beckoning the two to follow them. This wasn’t a place to have this kind of conversation, actually in all honesty this was the most retarded place to have a conversation of such severity, as being out in the open wasn’t where blackheart needed such dire situations being discussed.
Maybe tsubasa would take this to be an affirmation of blackhearts stance as he turned around without a word and begun to walk up the stairs into the heart of the vanguard. Yet hopefully he did not because, unlike chifuyu; blackheart did not let his emotions get in the way of his duty most of the time, he was ruled by the need to attone for those he had slaughtered. Which was why he was so set on protecting those who could not protect themselves, it was why he would never let the innocence of this world be in peril if he was on the scene and had the strength to finish things.
Soon however as they walked through the vanguard, Blackheart stopped infront of a room with a pair of double doors. It would look like a meeting room and for now the demon pressed his palm against the bio-scanner on the doorway and leaned in to let the retina scanner do its work. With a dinging sound the doors would open and blackheart would step across the threshold and walk within, sitting down at the head of the table on one of the chairs, his fingers neatly linking in with one another before he looked up at tsubasa wether he was sitting or standing and began to speak.
”..You know, if you can give us proof that you are truly willing to do what you say, then i will not stop you, because it is of direct benifit to the vanguards existance and imperative that the over all situation changes. However, until you give us that proof i will simply regard your words as empty, now if you decide to get physical with your message, then i will be naturally happy to oblige you, but it will only reinforce the sentiment that what you seek is not the betterment of the vanguard, but simply a betterment of your own situation.”
Blackheart shifted back in the chair and looked at the ceiling above as his lips parted and he let out a sight. His eyes shifting down as he looked at the likes of tsubasa once more.
”..Yes, the vanguard are in dire straits, our leader seems to be occupied elsewhere and i do not blame him for trying to do something new, however at the same time i do have misgivings of him forgetting his duty to this organization. This is why while i respect hayden desmond for all he has done; i don’t precisely feel he has the best interest of the vanguard in his heart. Though again, that is just who he is, and i do not blame him for it.”
Blackhearts fingers unclasped as he gently drummed them on the table, the other hand resting underneath his chin as he said in a calm and indifferent tone.
”..So now, i have to ask you. How do you plan of showing us that you too aren’t an empty box. Something that claims to be able to do so much, but will instead fall flat and move on elsewhere? This is important to me tsubasa , because while we speak to you we are but two people, but what you ask affects the entire vanguard. I will not allow azure’s memory to be tarnished by anyone, if your ideals ever end up doing that, i will give my life to land a dire blow upon you and take out everything i can in the process. “
Now blackheart finally stopped and said in a simple tone.
”..Past all that though tsubasa, what do you have to say in light of all this?”
The female Yuudeshi was struck silent but it was Blackheart who spoke. Tsubasa merely pushed from his spot on the wall now. The proof was needed it seemed of his intentions. Tsubasa could get physical with his message, but it wasn't needed this time. He smiled slightly as he began to walk away slowly. Tsubasa was heading off to deal with a situation, unlike anything they could fathom. He paused for a moment when asked what he would say. "This Crusade I am embarking on, if the Vanguard comes that is fine.If it's proof you desire just watch. Watch from safety and see what comes." He said softly as it held ominous meaning when Tsubasa was involved. He'd destroyed the Golden Coast with his might previously. Destroying half the city and doing massive damage, the man hadn't lost power, in fact, he'd gained it. Some could view this as a threat of action. But how many reflected upon the true meaning was the question. Tsubasa was going to make an example of his next engagement. To show just what he had in mind for those involved here.
They'd seen only a portion of his plan, of the things the Unabara would do. But it was time for something interesting to happen. Tsubasa was realizing just the depth of his power. Just what was required for him to win a battle here. This wasn't the Gotei 13 or anyone like them, this required a different touch. Tsubasa wouldn't be able to control everything he did from here. Tsubasa knew the answer and realized what was needed of him. In a serious battlefield, he could handle the situations at hand. The world was divided right now, every alliance walked on the knife's edge. Everything would begin in Iceland, but before that they needed proof. He still couldn't quite control that fierce power from before. He glanced at his hand closing his eyes for a moment as he walked towards the exit. This time the doors required no help in the opening as they simply began to open. Tsubasa didn't know what would be needed. But he would need to borrow every ounce of power he could.
Tsubasa's form stopped at the doorway as he closed his eyes for a moment. He needed time to consider and figure out what was to come. His declaration of a crusade on Shadow's Fall and Darkness was made. He felt a tinge of doubt in his chest yet. Did he contain the power required to make this happen? Even he with all this power and confidence wasn't perfect. What was the rate of failure in this situation? Could he afford to fail humanity? Could he afford to fail this world where others had? These were the questions that required an answer. They required something he couldn't provide just yet. Tsubasa didn't have all the answers but he wondered. Maybe it was time for the Pale Rider to end his journey. To depart and leave this to the next generation to fight. This would perhaps be the last journey he took on this soil. It would likely be one of his last confrontations he drew his steel on. It was time for him to put aside violence and let someone else do the fighting.
But they required evidence first, of a change coming in the world. Tsubasa didn't know what kind of life he expected to have with his goals. But from here on, he would make the most of this world. He would proceed forward and see what came next. Because even his time was to come to a close in the future. All things have a conclusion even him, he looked at his hand softly sighing. How long could he continue down this road of confrontation and endless violence? Revenge for revenge, lead to a blind world. Tetsuya was the future of the family and he was away on an important mission. The place for people like him was quickly becoming the retirement home. Perhaps that would mark the end of his journey there and then. Doubt was going to linger till he put it aside on a battlefield. Tsubasa Unabara, he still had a few things to accomplish before it ended. He smiled and continued walking away from the Vanguard. Unless stopped the male would exit the area without causing trouble.
Moving, an understandable plan considering they were discussing the idea of invading an enemy country which could begin a war was something that shouldn't be discussed so opening and so the young Yuudeshi turned on her heel to follow Blackheart, moving enthusiastically through the hallways since she'd never got to discuss war plans before, how new and exciting this would be for her to apply her skills although she had yet to make up her mind about it. Vanguard was an organisation that was meant to be striking and invading, they were there to defend the world BUT at the same time the world that was being held by the evil factions needed to be removed from the land one way or another which couldn't be done without some form of offensive strike.
She was thinking about this was she followed Blackheart into the room and stood by the door, not wanting to sit down but also standing at the wall opposite Tsubasa before she leaned back back ever so casually and looked at the two men, with all that Blackheart brought to light and laid out on the table one had to be a little disappointed when Tsubasa answered in a single phrase and didn't even answer half of what was asked of him by the Unknown! What a disappointing turn of events! The Yuudeshi's face frowned, for Tsubasa he could easily gauge that she was no fully satisfied with his comment. She might be swayed to support it with more understanding of Tsubasa but she only knew him by a file and other people's words if he wanted to convince someone like her that he was to be trusted he would have to be more forthcoming than that.
Caution could not be thrown to the wind in this matter, they were still weak. If they tossed aside their caution and walked into whatever Tsubasa wanted to do then they could be crippled even further than what they already are, best outcome is that Shadow Fall relinquishes their hold on Iceland and it is once more under human control but worse case scenario if they lose is a death count that is high, weaker morale and even the possibility of the organisation collapsing from the issue. Chifuyu also heeded her mentor's words in these matters.
"You know Tsubasa... I learned something about you from Azure, before his death and while he taught me. His opinion of multiple organisation leaders, and people of high reputation like yourself. He described you as a lone wolf, a person who was not one that was easily trusted and not good with allies. Of course I don't make these comments without situations to support them, you interact with Inami Asthavon, move about Organisations with no real alliance to any. You're a rogue that comesw from a family of killers and finally an independent variable. I don't like independent variables since they are always unknown, always unpredictable in some ways and so if you want me to consider your proposal for even a moment. Answer. Blackheart's. Questions. We have plenty of time and unless you have other arrangements with other people - which of course shines a bad light on your after what I just said depending on said people."
Perhaps it would be surprising that Chifuyu spoke up, being the weakest here and apparently being reprimanded by Blackheart might have left her in an observatory position for the rest of the discussion but it was not the case and instead the woman was simply biding her time. Now she wanted to push Tsubasa to explain, he busted into this place, proposing an enigmatic offer and dodging questions from them. It wasn't a good start for the Shinigami, but still the appeal was there for Iceland.
Looking up at the ceiling during the time of which she was speaking would make it so she wasn't looking at either of them as she said it. Only bringing her eyes to look towards Tsubasa rather piercingly, would he deny the description of Chifuyu's mentor. Reject it and try to argue its legitimacy or would he accept it things were developing now and the Yuudeshi was curious as to see where this would go. Chifuyu wasn't going to Hayden to propose this plan of Tsubasa's when he doesn't speak details on it the Leader didn't have time to go running around demanding more information from Tsubasa about this plan when the military man would rather it all be provided simply for him to analyse.