THE INSANE RAVEN'S POST
Artist: RWBY V4 OST - Song: Home - Word Count: 543
The break had began!
Taking a large blanket from the bottom of the basket, before standing and setting the blanket next to where they were, before sitting down on the blanket, bringing over the plates, and the rest of what had been unpacked, setting them on the now cleaner surface.
Stretching for a moment, Henrex soon felt and heard a loud crack, before he returned to a normal posture. Taking in a deep breath, before resuming the unpacking of the meal, taking out a few sandwiches, a small box of sushi, and a small back of chips. As he did this, Henrex passed a couple of the sandwiches to Ritsuko, along with the bag of chips. But, as Henrex began to open the small box, Henrex looked at Ritsuko."Do you like sushi?"
He asked. "I wasn't sure if you did, so I got you a bag of chips, just in case."
As he said this, Henrex slowly began to unscrew the cap off of his canteen, before bringing the cold steel to his face and taking a sip of the raspberry tea within, before closing the item, and setting it down next to him."Now, the next lesson I have planned for you is pretty simple -- a parry and strike."
He said, before pulling out a pair of chopsticks, before taking a piece of the food in the box, and taking a bite.
Chewing slowly, before swallowing, Henrex used the chopsticks to point at the weapon that now lay at his side."While this was something that my taijutsu teacher taught, it applies to many martial arts, including the art of the sword.
He said. "The basics are for battle. It is the reason why many samurai prefer the sword style of Iaido, and even some ninja."
Setting the chopsticks down, before rising to his feet, and picking his sword up, pressing his thumb to the handguard, Henrex stepped over around a foot away from where they were, before azure blue light began to gather in particles in front of the man. Pressing together and solidifying into a single shape, the particles of energy finalized into a large, wooden post. With his left hand softly grasping around the hilt of the sword, Henrex waited, his foot digging into the ground, before Ritsuko would immediately see the flash of silver in front of her eyes.
In that flash, Henrex's sword would be drawn at lightning fast speeds, with his arm moving without hesitation as he slashed his way through the post, before the blade returned to the sheath. Turning around, Henrex walked back over to where Ritsuko was, before sitting down and picking up his chopsticks once again. All the while, the post that he had attacked now began to slide and fall, with segments collapsing to the ground, making loud clattering noises as it did."Iaido is simple, quick, and efficient."
He said. "We end the fight with one strike, because it may be the only one we get."
He knew that there were many men who had fallen because of this style. It was favored by many, for the very same reasons he had just listed. Now, as he resumed eating, he awaited Ritsuko's response to what he had just said.