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Re: Everything is Brand New[Igen, Rio]
Sun Mar 19, 2023 5:31 am
Rio Shihoin | Shihoin Pride
Rio chuckled softly at Igen's comment regarding nobles. It was indeed a difficult world to understand, operating within it only leading to exhaustion trying to maintain status in a world of the haves versus the have nots. Up until now, most of her memories had only ever ended in regret for pursuing that worldview as stringently she did. It always reminded her of the the memories she missed out on with her peers, the array of opportunities to enjoy those halcyon days to their fullest. Perhaps that is why she gravitated toward Igen as much as she did.
An example of what she wants to make up for in lost time. She marinates on the thought, listening to him speak at length to answer her questions about the matters in his own life. The division answer wasn't particularly surprising, truth be told, and Rio expected that it was more or less amount to what he spoke of before in relation to Africa.
At the very least, a warm smile of contentment lined her lips to know he wasn't undergoing any stress. Now, after a pause, she found herself listening intently to the information pertaining to Ko, her appearance the true crux of Rio's curiosity more than anything else. She was once a large tiger. Now her form is that of a humanoid woman with the ears of a tiger. From Rio's perspective, it appeared that he really wasn't sure how Ko transformed either. She was already anomalous to Rio simply on account of her being a wandering constant release companion, but now she would likely continue to be a significant source of this woman's curiosity.
"I'd like to think that's the case, too. Which means you've been getting stronger. Speaking of strength..."
Another question seems to float in, and Rio points her finger forward.
"You've changed in appearance, but I'd love to know more about who've you fought against. The people you've trained with. Since your outfit has changed and the intent is to pursue Shunko, have you visited any masters of the art recently?"
Rio believed she happened to be aware of one of them, although the memory of that woman left her rolling her eyes with a competitive glare. It was months ago, sure, but that battle left her feeling like a novice. If she was the robust and almighty shield, that woman had made her feel as if she were little more than a piece of tofu. Which meant... perhaps she still had more to learn herself.
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Re: Everything is Brand New[Igen, Rio]
Wed Mar 22, 2023 8:15 pm
Igen chuckled softly and gave a sheepish smile. "Maybe, I certainly HOPE I have. But I never really can tell. So far as training uhhh. Well. I've been doing a lot of self study. I ..... COULD say that I trained a little with Miss Feng. But I'll admit, she ....admittedly didn't really teach me anything about Shunko. I've kinda just been.....hm...trying my best." He murmured, looking off to the side as he thought it over. Pausing now and then to tend to the food he was cooking.
"I sortof don't know if I've been doing it correctly. I only really know how to cast spells. But well, when I try to emulate shunko, I sortof just try to ...channel a particular spell through my body. But I don't think that's how shunko is supposed to work. Also it kinda has been messing up my body... eheh.. if it wans't for my Skill in Kaido I might have permanently hurt myself." He admitted quietly, shaking his head for a moment before relaxing his shoulders. Truly had he just ... missed any progress by doing things incorrectly? He had called it shunko, but what if he'd just been wrong? Did that mean all his work had been a waste? Would he have to start all over again when he actually got to trying to perform real shunko? IT wasn't a very comforting thought. But well.... he was just trying his best.
He set aside their plates and started loading the food onto them, portioning for the both of them before setting them on the table. "But hey. I'll figure it out eventually. Right?"
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