Artist: N/A- Song: One More TIme, One More Chance - Word Count: N/A
It was a tall order to receive from someone in the position of needing to assault their own Captain Commander. Ibiki wasn't a half-wit and could understand how intimidating the aspect of attacking someone such as herself could be to someone without as much raw strength as herself. However, life wasn't fair. In this aspect, if he had goals of achieving the heights that many before him had, he would have to get over this fact, discover ways to overcome his limitations and not let the immeasurable odds of these ambitions of his get snuffed out by the world. That was the only way he'd endure in her mind. If he could not find such a brilliant flame of resolve to cling to even when his whole essence, body, and mind were being crushed under the jaws of this universe; then there was no way he'd live to see through the risk his vision entailed. "You are still uncertain of what your fully realized vision is. Without that, you will surely fail."
After taking the time to digest what her subordinate had spoken to her, Ibiki did not hesitate to unleash her blunt opinion; even despite it coming off as chipper as ever in the way her voice vibrated with its sense of jovial nature as she smiled longingly at Ryuzawa. He needed to be aware that his reality was not matching up with the world around him and the spirits of those who did make it to the top of their race and beyond. Even if they did not fully realize their ambitions at the start, when they grew to be larger than life, it was not solely because of a need. Rather, it was an immense and nearly delusional belief that their objectives would be met no matter the cost, no matter the sacrifice and no matter the pain.
Thus, with that understanding filling Ibiki's perception of Ryuzawa, she was not fully convinced he understood what this path had laid out before him.
Which -- is fine.
One does not come into existence knowing all the ways of the world from the get-go. Therefore, that was her place as his teacher to instruct him on how to best realize his vision by guiding him along the way toward being the best version of himself that he could attain. Ergo, to help him peer deeper into the resolve of his heart, Ibiki only had one question for him as she raised her right index finger in the air."Tell me: what exactly is this difference suppose to be once you find your place?"
There was a pause as the lone whisper of a passing wind echoed into the cavern around them. Once the male fully had time to realize the depth of this question, she'd carry forward."You have all this power, all the fame and every last skill at your disposal; but what is your reason for amassing these strengths? What higher purpose does it serve? I still see a lack of depth in your resolve and that won't cut it for the people you aspire to emulate."
Then, with an outreach of her hand, Ibiki directed her will to amass a cluster of melting hot energy in the palm of her right hand. After this transference of power took place, The Menacing Devil Girl then made a hard swipe to cut through the kido like butter to further illustrate how flimsy the depths of Ryuzawa's will appeared to be from her point of view. And, with this action, it also presented a challenge: would he lose all of his drive and hunger to advance himself in the wake of this flame being snuffed out? Could he reignite that fire inside of him? The Commander was curious to see that unrelenting passion. "I hold no delusions that there is a world of difference of power between us that gives me an almost unfair advantage. But even so: are you going to give up in the face of this unfair world? I will not tell you that you will be able to win all your challenge, that you have a chance to become the best shinigami you can be or that you may even live to see the next day. However...."
As the tone of Ibiki's voice grew more solemn in nature, the amount of fire in her voice grew as her ember lit eyes fixed their gaze upon Ryuzawa. "...this is the path you chose. You can just as easily quit and return back to living a peaceful life. The only way for you to move forward is to accept that this existence isn't fair, fight against it and cling to your will, reason and purpose even when it seems insane. If you do not have something to hold on to even when you are one breathe away from death's grasps, I sincerely doubt you will even make it through the training with me, Ryuzawa."
Once again, she'd point her finger toward the subordinate and asked him yet again this simple question:"What purpose, hunger, drive or ambition will your soul cling to when your back is against the wall?"
Without warning, The Suika Devil then unleashed a dense wave of spiritual pressure to that had the capacity to send Ryuzawa hurdling backward into the cold cave walls around him. In doing so, the absolute flare, weight and atomsphere of The Suika Devil's power would weigh down on his body until he could muster up some kind of deeper purpose for his will to exist, presist and fight forward toward the future he so hungers for.