His eyes opened after sleeping for a day he felt better his injuries had healed up. This was a good sign of things to come. Picking up his pack and dressing Takehiko could only guess the next stage. His body would hold out fine if things continued in this regard. His time had been rather intense here among other places. This place would be the last time he did something. His Uncle had made a mess of the world around him. So it only seemed right he continues on the way with each step. Passing through the next door Takehiko's eyes scanned the area. Figuring out that he needed to develop a stronger body among other things. A circle of black color had a white feather floating in it. The sphere looked ominous as he stood looking at it carefully. Takehiko was scanning this thing with caution among other things. Developing a fear most of what came before him. This seemed dangerous as he brought a hand to his chin thinking. The feather floated so what was the goal to grab it. He walked over sticking his hand in testing it.
He was almost floored upon touching it as he looked on with wide eyes now. His hand had almost been snapped off. He closed and opened his hand now as he got a feel for it. His fingers felt fine but that was close. That was extreme gravity pressure in that place. Raising an index finger of his right hand he fired a small sho at the object. Watching it bounce off past him it seemed you had to enter. But that weight was intense and going to crush him. Takehiko could sense that much as he stuck a single hand in. Had he hit another wall in his journey to this place here. Reasoning indicated only a single choice before him. Failure wasn't an option for him as he closed his eyes. This had nothing to do with focus as he clenched his hands. He would become a new person and rid himself of the old one. Finding a new person beneath the darkness that lingered. He'd not be bound by the chains of Tsubasa Unabara. That family deserved better his father didn't deserve that brother.
His eyes held an intensity to them as he walked through it now. Feeling his shoulders crack almost instantly from the pressure. Takehiko's iron gaze stared around the room. Trying to find the moving object as his limbs and body felt like breaking. He needed to accomplish this as he gritted his teeth. His body felt like it was on the verge of breaking. Sweat dripped around his body as he felt himself close to losing consciousness due to the extreme pain. He winced raising his hand up using his sheer willpower to push through. "I...am...so sick of it....BEING A COWARD!"
His reiatsu flared sending a blast along the ground. As he grabbed a pair of the feather before being blasted out of the sphere. His body ached and felt as though anvils had dropped upon it. This was a pain, unlike anything he'd seen. He laid looking at the small portion of the feather. He laid on the ground noticing damage to his clothing. He could die here, this could be the end of him.
Takehiko rolled over on his back wincing as breath slowly left his body. He was just beginning to find something. But if he died here it was all meaningless. Takehiko had talked to Ulv about it. He couldn't rely on Akuma for everything or come to him for that. "Hey, Akuma..how is your day going?"
He heard a chuckle inside him as he laid still. Trying to feel how many bones broke under that. "What is it brat? Oh damn, you are in rough shape."
Takehiko didn't hear concern more along the lines of amusement. "Yeah, got my ass kicked trying to do it alone. So Akuma I got a question for you if you don't mind."
The hollow offered a nod of its head nothing more. He was trying to reach out to a friend for help. To see if he and Akuma could overcome this together. "I got a grudge against my Uncle, this place was his you know?"
Akuma nodded continuing to listen where he came in. "I want to beat his stupid tests, then destroy this place...So I'm sorry to ask..but can you lend me..your strength Akuma?"
Akuma looked him over before grinning and laughing out loud. "Oh, so you want to rip this place apart. I like it, that more anger filled side of you. Alright, kid, you want my strength you got it. Rip that feather out of that damn air.
Takehiko grinned standing up as he felt his mask form on his face it's appearance glowing and changing now. Evolution of acceptance of helping one another even if a small portion. His mask was a samurai's mask often worn by those in the old days. A mouth guard gripped around his face but it had two horns atop its head. The teeth for the mouth were on the sides of the mask leaving his nose and mouth exposed. Takehiko felt strong but not because of anything but Akuma deciding to give him aid. "Let's go, brother, time to rip this entire damn facade apart."
Calling him brother as he jumped inside feeling the crushing weight slam him. His mask cracking as he laughed to himself as he felt his hand move grabbing the feather now and yanking it out of the sky. His body hurt in every single location as the gravity fell apart.
But so too did his capability of standing as Takehiko crumbled to the ground. His eyes losing the hollow color as the mask crumbled. 'Thanks, Akuma..I got it.."
Takehiko managed to mutter out feeling the feather break in his hand. Healing his body now slowly as he fell into a slumber. Takehiko's body hurt and he was just exhausted beyond reason. Using Akuma's power even with permission and both working together. His mind felt him and Akuma grow closer than the two had been previously. They had acknowledged one another, though it was more Akuma had seen something interesting in Takehiko.