Takehiko had followed her instructions to the letter coming to a place. A place where he would be here to learn something important. She'd told him after the events of his trip to the front to meet the masters. But he realized she didn't mean a person, not a physical one anyway. Takehiko didn't know what to make of her declaration but it was time for him to study he thought but no that wasn't right. Takehiko hadn't come here to do that not by that means. Ruin's visage appeared outside him her dress of black and red flowing behind her. Before turning into a more stylish form similar to the dancer. Her skin had a gray color with crimson eyes. She walked around slowly before placing her hand gently on the base of his spine. "Here is where we will begin. "
She said it cooly and with rather matter of fact voice. His body felt chills at her touch as he almost jumped. Fear was still present inside him as he felt her fingers trail off. "What..does that have to do with it?"
Takehiko asked her twisting his neck to see her.
She let a small smile begin to emerge on her face. "This place, it's where the first Chakra is. Tsunashi learned how to open five of them."
She said softly as she glanced at Takehiko. He brought a hand to his chin was it some kind of super technique? He brought a hand to his chin as Ruin closed her eyes shaking her head. Dismissing the idea that this was a super technique right out of the gate. "Wrong, this isn't some super move Takehiko. It's merely relieving the pressure on the Chakra points at allowing energy flow. Meaning you'll awaken to a more potent form of physical and spiritual being. "
Takehiko's expression became glowing as he considered it like some ascended form version of himself. She put a hand up sighing as she wished her former owner was here. Ulv had a way of making people listen very well. " Listen, stop thinking of this like some move or technique. It's neither of those it is something that will help you find you. You will have better control of energy at best with one gate if you are lucky to even open it. "
Takehiko's eyes thought for a moment as he considered something important. "What of Lady Ulv, does she know of this..process? "
Ruin offered a shrug as she was uncertain of the answer behind that. She and Ulv's relationship wasn't the same. She did not pretend to teach Mirja or Ulv, they had a path of their own. "Don't know, wasn't my place to teach her. But you are Tsunashi's heir so I make an exception. "
Takehiko blinked at the bluntness of her words. She gestured around her this place laid within Ruin as she sat down now. Patting the ground in front of her with her palm. "Sit, we are going into a deep meditation. These things can hurt you in here, Akuma won't reach you either."
The hollow within him perked at its name as he shrugged his shoulders.
Sitting down Takehiko did as instructed as she reached across bringing his eyes to focus on hers. "Look deep into my eyes, fall into the black finding the abyss within yourself. Sink deeper and find the inner turmoil. "
She said almost like inducing a hypnotic state of being. She said the words as his eyes looked at her now. His body felt far away for a moment before suddenly close again. Moving his arms and hands he found himself inside a place. It came in an instance the place sprung to life. As Kiriel's appearance walked towards with him now. Quincy Emperor in tow of Hulderic Hylham's form his blood felt cold. Trembling beginning to set in his hand now. He felt fear emerge everywhere around him. Ulv and Tsubasa's figures appearing as well as both frightened him. He could Byakuya cutting him down and many others. Tsubasa along with Ulv's fist running through his gut. Tossing him aside like a forgotten memory. Fear's piled up as he wanted to look away. As the battlefield returned the place where he'd been stabbed in the back.
Where the blade punctured his shoulder now going through his arm. It hurt and felt so real as the pain continued coming. In the real world, his hand tightened as a voice came into his mind. She would be his guide here reaching to him as she spoke to him. "It's not real, you are concerned for survival and fear betrayal. Surrender those fears, let them flow away like water down a stream."
She had grown since Tsunashi had done it and helping his son did bring her a sense of accomplishment. Her voice reached in him the void he sat in as his real body sweated and tried to flee. He took a breath relaxing and watching each fear begin to fade. Slowly each thing as he let it go and stopped worrying about sheer survival. Takehiko no longer allowed fear to control and consume him. Slowly he felt something as he released a breath. The world began glimmering around him for a moment. Before he felt himself emerge back in his own body.
Tension and stress were gone but sweat poured down his frame. Deep meditation was different from simply going into your inner world. It took you to the core of your turmoil and fear. You had to not face it as much as accept it. His hands had stopped trembling and something akin to being freer was the feeling. "I feel, different but I don't know how to describe it."
He said softly feeling the sweat drip down his torso. He wasn't physically exhausted as Ruin wasn't training that yet as these Chakra's weren't opened yet. He'd not get anything from that. But she stood up dusting herself off as she walked around his back touching the base of his spine. It was indeed open making his energy flow more naturally. Takehiko didn't understand it yet, but he wasn't meant too. This was a part of growing and learning as she gestured towards one of the empty buildings. "Rest for the night, we will continue in the morning. "
His senses came back looking around as her digits touched his spin. Seeing that the world had gone dark with night. Getting up he stumbled a bit as his body felt light. Far lighter then it had been previously. "I put stuff in that building, drink the liquid I prepared. "
It was a strange request as he got himself up her visage disappearing. She'd returned inside him now taking her place where she belonged. Ruin could come and go as she pleased with Takehiko thanks to Ulv. This allowed her some room to help him more so than anyone else. He entered seeing a bowl filled with a yellow liquid. Drinking it tasted pickles and bananas in a juice. Wanting to choke it up he heard a voice. "Don't you dare spit that up. Finish every last drop."
She said as he finished it, he felt like his taste buds had been killed. Laying on the bed he fell into sleep sooner then he'd imagined given the beverage. Wanting to ask why he had to drink that he'd get the answer later.