Song: Funkyard - By: Arrowhead & Zentra - Word Count: N/A
"To see a threat everywhere is to live in true fear; to force peace upon others is to truly subjugate them..."
That was Arianda's last comment to answer what Fuu had said before the demon's words finally got to her. She smiled softly, even if Fuu couldn't see the smile. Finally, the demon could tell she was getting through to her. Indeed... If she continued upon this desire to kill Quincy just because they were Quincy. Well, it was easy to say that her actions could start a war all of its own. Because, as far as Ari knew, the Gotei and Vandenriech were trying to stay on relatively good terms; but if Fuu obeyed her intense desires for revenge.
Finally getting through to Fuu, the defeated tone in her voice was a little sad, but Arianda didn't relent her grip; albeit it became slightly more gentle as she carefully eased the woman's hands off her two Zanpakuto. Then, gently, she brought them together, where she clasped her hands around Fuu's hands. It was tight, just like the grip before, still intent not to let the woman go; but it was far more comforting. The demon listened to Fuu quietly, the baleful presence receding the tiniest bit, but it still seemed to linger in the background; as if awaiting treachery.
"I cherish the people of this Earth, the planet itself, the forests, the birds that sing in the sky, the fish in the sea, everything about this world, and I especially cherish those who are close to my life; and I also cherish life. I protect it because every person should have the right to live their life, and not be murdered just because of their race; everyone should have that equal opportunity to live. Everyone, Fuu. But to live our lives in hate? That's not the path to take, I promise. It will never lead to peace, only to darkness and suffering..."
Arianda smiled gently and carefully squeezed Fuu's hand. Ari's tone was far gentler than it was before, less harsh, and it seemed like she had regained some modicum of calm. Not to mention, Arianda's hands were so comfortably warm... Her presence was also much more comforting before, which likely all felt quite odd for Fuu.
"Your mother was a wise woman, Fuu. She knew that true strength was born out of protection; not hate. However, the path I walk is a complex one. To put it simply, I walk a path of redemption, Fuu. There is reasons why I know so much first hand, and if you could see that may have become quite obvious why I know so much of the demonic incursion first hand. Regardless, the path I walk is one of redemption because of mistakes I have made in my past. Could I take revenge on those who hurt me during my time of mistakes? Of course. But that hate isn't worth it. Redemption for ones sins is a far better path, because it gives you the opportunity to live your life instead of threatening so much that we all have strived for just to have a measure of peace in this crazy world. I don't know if I can truly help you find peace, Fuu, but I can set you on the right path and help you stay upon it; a path I think your mother would be proud of."