Artist: N/A - Song: N/A - Word Count: N/A"Tsk, tsk, tsk."
Shin stated in a bemused manner. The kid was observant, he'd give him that. But, that wasn't the point he was making at all and he sighed to himself. "The bottom line here really boils down to a few things. Your chosen approach is too passive and reactive, your chosen technique has no real grounding in any specialization that I could pinpoint, and you let yourself lose the moment you gave me any advantage. The first advantage you gave me wasn't our abilities but our mindsets. You were unwilling to use your abilities unless forced to. We both like our secrets but unlike you, I'm not crippled by my need to keep them hidden."
Shin stated rather bluntly as he chuckled to himself. Shin knew first hand that information was a weapon but, just keeping information hidden was a great way to invite someone to push you off balance before you were ready."There are two things you should know. First is unless you plan to also distribute misinformation, just concealing your information means absolutely nothing. Anyone with observation skills can pick up on important information in time. Secondly, you don't have the right to conceal information if you aren't always primed to engage it and able to control it to the point that you can manipulate it at will. You learned a small bit, a tiny bit, but far from everything. And even when you learned it, I only let you learn it because it allowed me access to something you were hiding. I gave a little to force you to give a lot, and I only gave that little bit for a few seconds."
Shin grinned as he pointed this out and then shrugged his shoulders. "So no, you had other options. You were just too engrossed in not playing the information game correctly to see them. The information game isn't about only keeping weapons hidden. It's also about this."
Shin said as he reached into his pockets and pulled out a handful of spicy candies and proceeded to plot them into his mouth. He'd shish them around in his mouth for quite some time as his other hand then reached into his other pocket, pulling out more candies. These, beings his spicy candies with some of his Death Candies mixed in that, with them even touching the flesh would start irritating them to the point of practically corroding them. For anyone but Shin, that is. He then took these very candies and tossed them towards Yahiko. Given his current physical state, he couldn't really dodge them but they weren't thrown with force. Just thrown to be caught. And even the aromatic fumes of them would be extremely irritating and overwhelming spicy on an unrealistic scale. But, Shin had also just eaten these, leaving all sorts of questions in the air for Yahiko once he'd receive them and the message Shin was giving to him.