Song: Beautiful Chinese Music - Bamboo Flute | Artist: NA | Word Count: N/A Yoriko Morri
Yoriko's chest tightened as the force of Ulv's palm slammed against it, while it didnt kill the girl it did leave her unconsious for a bit. It all happened so fast and unexpectedly she didn't have enough time to react, with a soft thud she saw nothing but darkness as her body laid motionless not dead but rather unconsious...for a brief moment.(Inside Yoriko's mind)
She began to see vivid almost realistic events of her past as she saw her father and mother sit on the table whilst her siblings were studying. And she could remember the first time her father asked her a simple question "Will you run my academy?" she saw her younger self shale head in disapproval but of course he wasn't taking no for an answer.. She was fearful of taking all this responsibility and ultimately failing miserbly. Ever since she was a child she always percived failure to be a ravenous beast that pursues her relentlessly and must be avoided at all cost. When she succeeds and avoid that beast, she only experiences a small and brief amount of relief because she survived one more day without being eaten by failure.
Now it was time to finally confront it and bring it to its knees...
The girl stood in horror as the mysterious shadow rised out of the ground and floated towards the girl the grim outline of a shadowy reflection gazed at her.So..you finally show yourself. I'm tired of running away from the past, its time for me to face it head on. And that starts with you!
the girl clenched her fist tightly staring at the figure head on.[i]Oh stop acting all high and mighty. I can see through your ruse.
The figured laughed before examining Yoriko from top to bottom smirking.On the surface you may think your tough, but inside your just that frightened little girl who loathes for perfection just to get attention from daddy. Am i wrong?
The figure tilted its head curiously as it awaited an answer from the young shinigami.I only did it because i was afraid of being seen as a failure!
She shouted in anger and clenched her fist tighter every day she trained her ass off until she could stand no longer sharpening her mind and doing whatever meant necessary to get her father's attention and yet he still turned the other cheek. Even after all that he only sees the error of his ways when he passed..what a pity.
It watched her face change to hurt and anger and it only served to bring her own fury to a higher boil after all it knew her weak spots and deepest pains - she was an easy target.
Silence dwelled as for a few moments that was the breaking point of her patience. At that moment, she was blinded by a five-course serving of rage that tasted bitter, yet surprisingly satisfying. She reached out. She wanted to punch it in the face. When her fist came in contact it fell to the ground with a rather amused look on its face, as she tried to shake the aching after taste, upon the taste buds of my hand. Much like coffee, its bitterness drew her in to take another sip knowing she would be more awake than minutes before. She tackled it to the ground and held it down so it could not fight back. I seriously doubt he could’ve anyway as her fists continued to hit its face. She knew she could've put an end to it, but she just didn't have it in her to stop.
However the figure just stood in silence before shifting into a gaseous form standing above Yoriko as it spoke with a heavy sigh. [color:b08b=D3D3D3]Look..i'll be completely honest. As much as i enjoy you suffering this isn't how to solve your problem..have you ever thought about using your head for once and thinking it through?
Yoriko stopped to stare at the ground briefly slowly raising her head toward the spirit and replied. Even if things may not go the way i planned, that doesn’t automatically mean i've failed. And face fear with courage, understand it, and then let it go. I should let these fears wake me up, let them show me the way to my true self.
She said before looking at the spirit to see its reaction to this realization.
The figure nodded in response Learn from whatever arises. Even a less than ideal situation can be a great opportunity to make changes and grow.
The spirit spoke until it vanished causing this supposed hallucination to end.