Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:02 am
Upon feeling tHe impact of his attacks, Rin smiled gently to himself. He stopped any further attacks to catch his breath, his energy levels weren't that high due to his constant sleeping of roughly 11 hours a day in some cases and the fact he hadn't really trained before which meant he couldn't last just as long as most but the enjoyment in friendly sparring was still there nonetheless.
When his question was surprisingly answered, Rin felt a shred of reassurance, happy the things he saw were in fact, real.
"Well... not all people spar to fight those things. From what I know, beings known as Shinigami are sent here to fight those ravenous monsters. it is usually difficult to fight a hollow as a normal human, so most run away or request help as quickly as possible. Either way, as I said earlier, a spar is almost always used for sport, not war. There are some who use spars in order to train for it, but for the general populous, we fight to improve and for fun. "
Shinigami? Those things really were real.
Cool! He thought to himself happily and since he thought of himself as a normal human like Shirou had told, he knew he was doing the right thing with not attacking them.
"Request help? How do you do that? They're gone so fast most of the time that I never see the shinigami...Will I ever be able to fight them?"
In all honesty, Rin was content with sparring with his brother. It wouldn't really be that fun if it was against something that could potentionally kill you and not laugh when you screw up. It really was a life and death situation which made Rin know that that's what Shirou was telling him throughout the spar.
He hoped he wasn't asking so many questions but with a mind like his, he couldn't help it and when Shirou asked him if he did have any other questions, he nodded.
"How comes not everyone can see them? are they like invisible or something...?"
Rin asked, tilting his head to the site. The leaves from the trees blew within the refreshing breeze happily whilst the wildlife around the forest started awaking from their slumber finally.
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:02 am
"With training and perseverance, i believe wholeheartedly that you could take on anything, Rin. " Shirou's words were completely genuine. A young man's developmental growth relied on their confidence - the drive to be a king among men. Without a dream---a drive to fulfill the heart's desire --- these young warriors can never hope to improve without the appropriate pieces in their corner. Shirou was no stranger to learning and it was this drive to improve upon his defects that would later become a defining trait in his personality. And besides, Shirou was thinking from a logical unbiased view. He could sense that Rin had potential and despite his weaknesses, there was much growth potential for the young man known as Rin Okumura. He was young, too. Coupled with his upbeat personality, there was no doubt in Shirou's mind this young boy would be something great so as long as he continued on the path he was going - that is, traveling with Shirou as a brother figure. Even if Shirou was still a young man - both mentally and physically - he was still mature enough to teach him the many things he had learned over his entire life. The prospect of adding other pieces to the puzzle like mentors and veterans wasn't completely out of the realm of possibility either. Shirou scratched his short red hair, awaiting further questions from Rin. Upon asking his next one, Shirou slowly took the time to explain the physiology of hollows and Shinigami.
"You could say that. Hollows and Shinigami are invisible to humans due to the fact that most of them lack spiritual powers. Of course, as of the current day, humans being able to see spiritual beings like a Shinigami or a hollow is more likely than you think. No matter the case, fighting them is a completely different story. Shinigami are meant to protect humans and wandering spirits who are searching for peace. When a human dies, they can either become a hollow or Shinigami. It's very scary to think about turning into a monster. I don't remember how the process goes since i'm no Shinigami, but in my homeland, they teach you a lot about Shinigami. " Shirou used the phrase "homeland" in due part because he was not of this world. He dressed like a human, talked like a human, and his body from a glance is not one you could deem spiritual even with a technical analysis. He was of sugiura kind, a race who's existence came about due to the birth of a defected Shinigami. Although they bear similar traits, they are far different from their predecessors. Theorists would even go as far as saying that they were an evolution of the Shinigami.
As Shirou was explaining all the things he knew to Rin, the rustling of a green bush could be heard, and though one would deem it the noise of a curious wildlife animal, they were actually the incessant noises of a busty woman keeping herself hidden from view. Listening on these two bafoons was one thing, but this bush was freakin' itchy! So desperately was her emotion to scratch herself, granting the relief that would cause her to still her movements and remain inconspicuous - but the problem with doing such a thing means she would be causing even more noise to the point of becoming apparent. First of all, who was this woman and why was she here? What buisness did she have spying on these two young men? Only time would tell.
Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:29 pm