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  1. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    As Metabee spoke, Yoshirou seemed to quickly understand what he was trying to convey but none of the two could be completely certain as to what would happen. Once again, they weren't left with much choice apart from simply trying it out or finishing the Kido and then make the small improvements. With that, the topic about their Kido seemed to finish here as they moved onto other things. The Noble told him that he didn't miss out much the previous night as he simple did paperwork until late while JDan didn't have anything more interesting to add to that. Metabee answered with an 'I see,' and then told his side of the things which impressed the other two, but if they saw the state he was in just before doing that then they surely wouldn't be as impressed, though they wouldn't find out about that to begin with. He didn't know how much the other factions have prepared so far, if at all but he really felt like they were making a lot of progress on their side. While it wasn't perfect, things seemed to be coming out really well. To add to this Yoshirou informed them of the research they have done on the Sekkiseki stone and how it could be used to immobilise immortal beings which is where their problem lay as even if they were to clash head to head with the enemy army they would not die. One possible solution that the Noble came up with was to seal the strongest enemies in the Muken which truly be an effective way to get rid of them. Yoshirou believed it to be possible but whether it was probable was something that all three wondered about. Ultimately, the two ended up looking to him for input. Metabee thought about it briefly,'Possible, theoretically it certainly is. Probable, I would say not. The first issue is that we simply do not have the access to the Muken. There is no Captain Commander that would have at least some access and there is no Central 46 to give us access either. If we want to get ourselves in we would have to quite literally break in. The second point is that we do not have a way to directly seal them either so the only method would be to teleport them using forbidden Kido. However, even if they are in the Muken then if they are not sealed properly then there is quite a high risk of them breaking out or escaping through means of suicide. Also we do not know if the gates of Hell will still force them back even if they are sealed.' It was definitely a good suggestion but as of now it had too many uncertainties to it to be used. They didn't have many options on dealing with it and were open to propositions and Metabee just had that sort of proposition in his mind. The Captain smirked slightly,'But you are quite wrong about their immortality. They can and will die. We will use precisely that against them. Just like us the Togabito experience death but they will come back. Just like us their forces will diminish as the battle goes on. Even if they come back it will not be instant. It will take some time for them to respawn and they will do so in Hell. For some this will take hours, but others days or even months. If you look at it from that perspective it is not as bad as it seems. We will have to find as many ways as we can to kill a large number of them before the initial close combat starts and then we will use that delay against them to make our push. Remember our objective is not to destroy Hell but to repel their forces. One way to win a war is to kill the other general. We will do just that. While our forces push them we will go after their leaders and kill of them. In the end, the majority of them are immortal bandits that are subjugated by a leader so if we get rid of them their strategy will also fall apart. However, no matter what unless we kill Baal then we will not win.'
  2. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Just like Metabee, JDan quickly stated his approval of the name that Yoshirou thought up which seemed to please him. While it definitely took him a while to think of it the other two weren't very picky about the name. The technique was more important than the name after all so they would have agreed to anything that remotely sounds good. However, with the point that Metabee brought up the name might have more significance than just sounding cool. The two quickly thought about this possibility and with their knowledge and experience it would be possible for them to also shed some light on this. Yoshirou was the first to answer him as he stated that even if it doesn't give the technique more strength it would make it easier to activate which would be a good bonus in and of itself as it would make it more accessible to other Shinigami rather than Captain level people like Metabee or Yoshirou who had quite large reserves of spirit energy at their disposal. The Noble then reminded them that when you learn Kido you would always start with saying the name, a stage that they have passed a long time ago. While it was true in normal cases this was different,'I don't think it's quite that simple as you think. The Kido we learn are already completed techniques but Kijin is still incomplete. With our 'concept' of what Kijin should be in our minds, using the name on an incomplete version might even backfire on us. While it's still important to try out and gather data I don't think that we will see the full effect of the name unless we complete it.' JDan agreed on this point but also reassured them that if it was the two of them things would certainly turn out alright,'It has to,' Metabee thought,'For the sake of this world and it's future.' They continued eating and then he remembered that they still haven't actually caught up about what happened yesterday while they were separated so he asked,'What happened while I was away yesterday?' After getting a response Metabee would tell his side of the story,'Today in the early morning I visited squads 1-4 and informed them of the incoming threat. That means we have successfully united half of the Gotei by now.'
  3. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    In the end, both Yoshirou and JDan agreed that he will be staying as Metabee Ainsworth and not Vincent, something that he was perfectly fine with. In response, Metabee simply nodded his head and said,'Sure thing.' Still on the topic of names the focus of the conversation shifted away from Metabee and went to their new Kido technique as the Noble said that after a lot of thought he finally had a name for it, or at least a suggestion if they did not come to like it. JDan seemed very excited about what this name could be and the Captain too was quite interested as they waited for Yoshirou to speak. After a brief moment of suspense, they found out that the name he came up with was 'Kijin' which came from a mix of Kido and Zanjutsu. Metabee nodded his head,'Sounds good. I'm for it.' As JDan would give his opinion, it would be then that Metabee finally realised something, the importance of names. When he could next speak he would ask the two,'Do you think giving the technique a name will make it stronger? Usually, when you say the name of a technique it will have more power. I don't know if the same will apply to a custom technique we made ourselves, but if it will make it stronger then it's worth a try.' Even without the name pronounced, Kijin will turn out to be quite a powerful technique so maybe it's at it limit and a name won't make a difference. However, saying Kijin would take them but a second and if that was going to make any difference then they will surely utilise everything that they could get.
  4. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Once again, Yoshirou diligently listened to his problems. It definitely wasn’t the right place and time for the conversation but it took place either way. Amidst all the bustle of the dining hall, no one heard or even paid the two any attention as they focused on their own lives. Therefore, even though the setting was far from private, the conversation would only remain between the two of them. The Noble didn’t comment on the story but simply followed with some words of encouragement. However, in terms of their encouraging effect they were a complete failure. Metabee was very aware that there was an infinite amount of possibilities and that there were most likely as many happy ones as tragic ones. However, what pained him the most is that he was stuck in one of the tragic worlds and couldn’t change it. Normally, when the results are bad he can at least fight back and attempt to change it, but when it came to this predetermined result there was nothing that he could do. He could only suffer as some higher being revelled in his pain. The Captain would inform Yoshirou of his opinion but he knew that it would lead to a philosophical discussion and that was something that he didn’t feel like having right now. He ended up simply accepting it silently. Not wanting a silence, the Noble followed with another question of if he wanted to be called by his real name from now on. This he didn’t mind answering but before he could another voice cut in as JDan joined them at the table and asked for the reasoning behind the question as to him it surely seemed out of the blue. Yoshirou didn’t fill him on the details of the story that he told him and simply informed him that it might have been his real name. Metabee took this opportunity to answer,’It’s up to you really. It wouldn’t be wrong but it’s not something that I’m used to either.’ He never did mind what people called him as long as it wasn’t offensive and it was the same with this.
  5. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Yoshirou answered his comment in his normal happy tone. It was a perfectly normal response but after it silence fell. The atmosphere between the two became more awkward recently as Metabee was no longer as chatty as he was two days ago though it was clear to see that the others were worried about him. However, they didn't try to treat him any more different than they usually would and simply behaved like normal which was something that he greatly appreciated. He didn't want or need any of that and it would have only made the situation worse. The Noble then summoned up the courage and asked what his trial was. Metabee knew he was trying to lead into this ever since he completed it and their curiosity was fully justified as they saw him drastically change to an almost different person. The Captain stopped eating and gathered his thoughts. His response was,'Nothing.' That was the truth. His Zanpakuto didn't make him do anything. He was just shown a different and better reality. However, he couldn't leave it at that. Now was not the time to keep secrets from each other. He would simply have to grit his teeth and push forward. Metabee would then continue,'My trial was to make a simple choice between two alternatives. My Zanpakuto showed me another world in which I never became a Shinigami. There I had it all. In that world Elena never died. She was there with me for every moment of it. We spent our lives in the World of the Living. We both had jobs, we bought our big dream house which we worked so hard and long for. Even with the house, we felt that perhaps it was still a bit lonely so we adopted a dog who was just as happy. I saw Elena walking down the aisle in her pure white wedding dress as we got married. Then, in the end, among the bustle and the fireworks of New Years Eve she told me that she was pregnant. That is the world I was shown. I didn't simply see it but I also felt everything that happened. I had to decide in which world I wanted to continue living in.' The fact that he was still here and himself signified what his answer was. This concluded his summary of the trial but then he remembered one last detail which wasn't as significant,'Oh, and my real name is Vincent apparently.' Saying that, he was truly done saying everything that happened and now it was Yoshirou's turn to share his thoughts.
  6. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Before they split up for dinner, Yoshirou said that it looked like they could finish before the schedule which made Metabee think. It was the second day of the second week which gave them five full days to complete the Kido. While it would be far from perfected he was also almost certain that they could produce something of substance but most likely not before the schedule since they might run into more problems that they didn't know of yet. In the end, he only answered with a 'Perhaps'. After his shower was done and he was dressed in fresh clothes, he headed straight to the dining hall which seemed to be quite loud this time. After entering, he saw a mass of people eating and drinking together. This was his idea after all. It was their first time that they actually made it on time for dinner where everyone was here, or maybe not since he wasn't here yesterday he didn't know how it turned out. Metabee looked around with his keen eyes and quickly spotted Teschma, Nero and Yoshirou though it didn't look like the three would be eating together since Teschma and Nero were sitting at a table with some Clan Members. Yoshirou too quickly spotted him and waved as he went to get a table. Metabee nodded in response and now it was his turn to get his food so he got a plate and picked out some food that was still left and food that he really liked which made his plate look full but it was a small mix of everything, though that was how all you can eat buffets usually ended. After he was satisfied, Metabee joined Yoshirou at the table and even though JDan wasn't here yet the Noble had already started eating and so the Captain didn't hesitate either. It was better warm, right? The Noble greeted him by saying that it was a totally different experience when everyone was here to which Metabee agreed,'It is. It's nice.' Yoshirou then continued saying that this must make him miss the Kido Corps but the Captain shook his head,'It's only been two days since I've seen them. I'm not as clingy as you.' He didn't have any ill intent in saying so, it was simply a small jab/tease about his personality. Yoshirou then thanked him for being here and helping out. Metabee answered,'It's alright. Thanks for having me and putting up with me.' Even though he wasn't in the mood now, he did have fun before and appreciated all the things that the've done for him.
  7. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    When he woke up, the other two immediately approached him as they were done with their training and Yoshirou asked him how things went. Metabee nodded,'It's a start but there is still much to do. It's quite impressive how much potential this technique has and how powerful it is. It was a really good idea so if you have anymore let me know. We should be able to finish it by the deadline but now I could use some food.' Having agreed on this, the three would put away the training bots before heading to their respective rooms where they could have a quick shower. Since they would be eating together, Nero and Teschma will probably be there and possibly even more clan members if the time was right which he didn't bother checking. He didn't want to look sour in front of everyone but the fact did not change that he was still not in a very talkative mood. However, he knew that the others were worried about him and so at the very least he wouldn't be isolating himself anymore. These were his thoughts during his shower and once he was done with it Metabee got himself dressed again and headed down to the dining room to act on them.
  8. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Metabee kept training with his Zanpakuto and had to take breaks at least for 10 minutes every hour. While coating just the Zanpakuto took far less energy than the complete Kido would, it did still require a constant energy supply which was exhausting for anyone even if they had a large supply of energy. However, he did notice that it was now easier than before and didn't take as much of a toll on him. Before the trial, just using the modified Kido made him feel as if the dark energy was burning him from the inside and suffocating him,but now it didn't have that much of an impact on him. It must have meant that the trial made him even more attuned to dark energy. During one of his breaks, the Captain looked at what the other two were doing to see if they came up with some revolutionary way for this though it didn't seem like it. Yoshirou too started by coating his Zanpakuto and was fixed on firing from Kido from his weapon. It was the point of the Kido after all but it seemed like he felt more comfortable so he probably had more practice while they weren't looking. As for JDan, being the defensive guy he started by coating his body in his earth energy and trying out various moves that would work equally well as defensive and offensive. Even though he watched, in the end he took away nothing from it. He had to figure it out for himself and so he continued the same monotone training he had been doing up until now. Time passed and eventually he was too exhausted to continue as he hadn't slept in more than 30 hours now with half a bottle of vodka and mixed and matched breakfast. He lay on the ground looking up at the sky, not really thinking anything until he fell asleep. When he woke up it was dinner time and this time he would choose to dine with the rest.
  9. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Metabee continued training with the waves for now as he tried out various stances and motions as well as strengths and weaknesses. It was quite useful to be able to launch an attack by simply swinging one's sword and especially when it didn't cost him any energy to do so. This was because the dark waves produced by his Zanpakuto were a by product of the energy that was already covering it so it required no extra energy to use it apart from maintaining the Kido. Being satisfied with this, the Captain decided to move onto something else. He got the training bot that Yoshirou mentioned earlier and set it up to be stationary so that he could swing at it. First, he tested out the waves he was using before to attack it and try to pinpoint specific body parts but it proved harder than it looked. These waves were quite big so even if he aimed for a body part it would hit the rest of the body. This meant that if he actually wanted to dismember his opponent he would have to swing horizontally or vertically. He did so as he sent a vertical wave to cut off the bot's left arm right at the joint and then he followed up with a horizontal wave which removed its upper body. He didn't have to worry about the damage as the removed parts quickly came back. Metabee then moved on to actual physical swings to see how much sharper the blade would now be. Once again, he tested various stances and strengths but the result wasn't surprising. His Zanpakuto was coated in raw dark energy so of course it would be sharper and required less energy to lethally damage his opponent. This was what he expected from the beginning but it would still prove useful against his opponents especially if they were to have a Hierro like Arrancars do so he wasn't disappointed. However, doing it on an inanimate target still didn't reveal the properties of the energy itself so he had to test it out on a living being. He decided on himself as the Captain sliced his left hand. Blood exploded from his handas pain overcame him. There was a lot of blood, much more than one would expect when they cut their own hand. Black mist was escaping his wound and it felt slightly deeper than what he accounted for so if he hadn't been careful he could have been one hand less right now. Metabee immediately started healing his hand but noticed than it took longer which in turn required more energy. Looking at his now healed hand he had figured out the effects of this energy. It was a curse that increased the bleeding of wounds and made them harder to heal which could prove quite lethal to races which relied a lot on high speed regeneration. This meant that it would be perfect against their Tsumikami opponents.
  10. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    When he entered the training grounds, JDan and Yoshirou instantly stopped training and ran up to him. Straight away, the Noble questioned him if he was fine which showed their concern. Metabee answered,'It's fine,' but said nothing more. He was then asked about the training,'Continue. I have nothing else to tell you. From now what shape and form the Kido will take is up to you. You know best what will be the most suitable for you so we just have to go with that. Though, instead of trying to do everything at once you can split it into a offensive and a defensive aspect first so when you get both of those down and combine them then that will be your Kido.' With nothing more to say, the Captain would go to his usual spot and begin if the other two also agreed. He was definitely the offensive type so he would start with that first as he unsheathed his Zanpakuto. Now that they passed the trial they would be able to cloak their weapon in the energy so he figured that should be the first step to go. However, the question was how much energy was required and what kind of shape it should be given. He closed his eyes and thought about it. Destruction. That's what his Zanpakuto was about. This meant that the energy couldn't be calm or flowing like a small stream. He had it. The most optimal shape would be a fierce torrent of energy which he now imagined. He then gathered dark energy using the same visual concept as before; a black circle with purple flames creating the circumference. Another point was that since this would be a constant Kido he would not be able to just gather energy and then release it and instead he would have to keep gathering energy and pumping it out for the Kido to maintain its form. He did as he thought and released the dark energy onto his Zanpakuto which caused a burst of energy around the blade but soon it stabilised and took its final form. The energy constantly kept moving and its shape was quite sharp as the outline of it resembled small razor blades which definitely increased the cutting potential of the Zanpakuto. The dark energy was so concentrated that the blade was covered with small sparks here and there and black smoke was emerging from the blade itself as it was in glee over being in its natural element. Metabee swung his Zanpakuto but little did he know that a wave of dark energy was released as he did. This was another benefit of the Kido and one that he had to get used to so his next step was doing some practice swings. The stronger the swing the bigger the wave however, if the swing was very fast then no matter the strength only a thin wave would be produced that did not travel very far while a weak swing or a thrust did not produce any sort of wave. It would definitely be useful in battle but he has yet to learn everything about this stage and simply had to keep looking for more attributes that could help him.
  11. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Metabee twisted and turned as he couldn't sleep so he eventually stepped out of his bed and into the balcony for some fresh air. It was a very quiet night as everbody was already sleeping so if he wanted to move about the Mansion without any disturbances now would be the best time. However, for now he simply stayed and watched. His thoughts had now calmed down a bit as there is a limit to how much someone can think about something but his grief was not any less. Rather than thinking of ways to prevent or change the past he simply thought about his moments with Elena and the ones he was shown. If he put the two together it really did seem like a happy life, one that would require nothing else to make it better. Some time passed and his Zanpakuto appeared next to him but did not speak so they just stood there thinking in silence. The Spirit was the first to break the silence,'Vincent is your real name you know.' Normally, he would have been very surprised but under these conditions he didn't feel any happiness,'Did the other Metabee know that?' The Zanpakuto shrugged,'I can't tell you something that only you would know, I don't exist in that world. Though, it is very likely that he remembered and if not, the person who forged his documents got very lucky.' He replied with a simple,'I see.' Cases like that were definitely uncommon but they still did happen,'Vincent Ainsworth. That is who I am.' His own name and the surname given to him by Elena. Two halves of a coin made a whole. However, he will still be known as Metabee Ainsworth. It was all thanks to her that he now has the fame he has and so he would use the name she gave him to pay homage to that fact. Metabee let out a sigh and backed off into the room,'Come,' which caused Acnologia to inquire,'Where to?' He replied,'The kitchen. I'm thirsty.' The Zanpakuto knew he didn't mean that he was going to get water but he accompanied him all the same. The two sneaked through the corridors until they reached the kitchen where Metabee hunted for the alcohol stash and took a bottle of vodka. Afterwards, they left and Metabee headed to the private garden that he had talked to with Yoshirou previously. They sat down on the bench and Metabee opened the bottle to take a mouthful before passing it to the Spirit. He took it and did the same but ended in him coughing,'It's strong,' he said before checking the percentage which said 40%. Normally, it would be drank with coke or some kind of juice but Metabee couldn't be bothered to carry two things so they would have to deal with the strong aftertaste in their mouths. Besides, Acnologia had never touched alcohol before so to him it felt even stronger,'If I drink it all myself then I won't be able to stand up so instead we get half each.' They took it slowly and like usual did not speak much. They both felt the same grief and had similar thoughts so there wasn't really a need to speak. Metabee thought that this garden looked very similar to the he and Elena had but on a bigger scale. It had many beautiful flowers, wooden furniture and there was probably a swing somewhere too. Acnologia passed the bottle along and Metabee drank his next share,'I want to be able to separate it between me and him but I don't think that's possible. Both are me. Both consist of who I am. So I will keep these memories not as 'another me' but as my own.' The Captain then passed the bottle and the Spirit drank his share,'There is nothing wrong with that. If there is another you, then there must be another me. Perhaps there are even worlds where I am not a Zanpakuto but my own being separate being. We can either accept or reject our different selves but perhaps there is more to it than that.' After that the talking came to a stop and the only sound was the vodka swishing about as it was passed between the two and the contents were decreasing. The Spirit was the first to start the conversation again,'What do you plan on doing next?' Metabee thought about it,'First, I'll finish the Kido which is something that I will leave behind for future generations, then I will fight the demons and if I don't die then I'll retire. I'm tired of this life. I'm tired of constantly seeing death and causing it, losing everything and never gaining anything. I just want some peace and solitude now.' The Zanpakuto replied,'I see,' and drank his share leaving them at less than half of the bottle. Half of the night was already behind them as well but they were in no rush and simply continued. The sky became brighter as the sun started coming up which signified dawn. This meant that in around an hour or two Yoshirou would be waking up along with a few others so they finished the bottle and it was time to go. Metabee got to his feet and took a few steps before falling to his knees and gagging as the world was spinning. He hadn't eaten since the previous morning and he hadn't slept all night which made for a whopping combo. Acnologia approached him and helped him up as he put Metabee's arm around him and they slowly walked before leaving the mansion. Their next stop was a shop where the Captain bought some breakfast along with a 2L bottle of water which restored his energy and eased off the effects of the alcohol enough for him to walk normally but they did not go back to the mansion and instead kept going to the barracks of other squads. Metabee had around 4 or 5 spare hours before training would begin so he wanted to do something useful. In the end, he informed the leaders of squads 1-4 about the incoming threat before returning to the mansion where Yoshirou and JDan had already begun their training.
  12. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Both JDan and Yoshirou seemed very surprised at his new attitude but it was something that he expected. Especially, JDan seemed the most concerned as he tried to speak up but was stopped by the Noble who said they were also tired and would stop the training here and take the rest of the day off. Metabee answered,'Good enough,' before heading for his room. He walked neither slow nor fast, he was simply walking and he didn't speak to anyone on the way. When he entered the room Metabee didn't have anything specific that he had planned to do. He simply sat on the floor and rested his back against his bed while various thoughts ran through his head and more specifically how it all began. There was definitely more that he could have done. He should have moved her to an even better district, put more safety measures in the house or even try to discuss a residency inside the Seiretei under his direct protection. It was always like this. People only thought 'what if I have done this' when it was too late and sometimes those regrets would never leave. He saw a world where he hadn't become a Shinigami and was able to have a happy life with Elena, perhaps there was also world where he had become a Shinigami but Elena didn't die on thay day. There were as many parallel worlds are there were ants and yet why couldn't he be in such a world? His life was simply that of misfortune; first it was Elena's death, then it was killing his best friend with his own hands, losing many friends in battle, the people that he could rely on leaving never to be seen again, not being able to protect the Kido Corps. Compared with the few happy moments he had it was clear how he felt. After he saw the this lastest truth shown to him he was sure of it. The path he had chosen was wrong. Wanting to protect Elena was never a mistaken however, the other world had shown him that he didn't need to become a Shinigami in the first place in order to keep her safe and happy. On the other hand, it could be argued that in those worlds that he didn't become a Shinigami Elena there were still many that she or both of them had died. These things were complicated. There were many possibilities and trying to think or consider all of them would make anyone's head burst. However, the truth still stood; seeing the best possible outcome would make anyone want to achieve it. Perhaps, his only method of amending this would be to travel back in time and correcting it. Unfortunately, this would not be possible by any possible means as humanity has not discovered one to do so, but they were Shinigami and they possessed supernatural powers so maybe they could discover a way faster than humans. One such way was Yoshirou himself. His Zanpakuto allowed him to control gravity and even create wormholes so perhaps they could manipulate those in such a way that would let them travel in time. That was probably their best lead but it would introduce another problem. If he went back in time to prevent Elena's death then the universe would react and would attempt to correct this 'error' in the equation and so would find other ways of killing her. That's why a wiser decision might be to simply convince himself not to become a Shinigami which could create more problems as one: two Metabee's existing at the same time and meeting might cause a paradox and two: even if he did correct it what would happen to him? Would he simply continue watching as Elena and past Metabee had a happy life or would it simply erase the Shinigami Metabee from history? These were his thoughts and as he kept pondering such topics, he did not feel the passage of time. The sky became red as evening came and with it dinner time but like he asked no one came to inform him and he didn't feel hunger either. Time kept flowing forward, never backwards, as then came the night when most of the Clan members would now be going to sleep. He didn't feel like sleeping but he would attempt it either way or at the very least try to relieve himself of the backpain that had accumulated from resting against the bed so he stood up and laid down on his bed in an attempt to sleep.
  13. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    As he approached they seemed to have a surprised look on their face though he did not know why but they quickly recovered and told him of their trials all the same. Yoshirou actually took his trial much earlier than him and JDan since he took it on the first day of the training. He had the answer all along and yet he did not know, it certainly was a peculiar case but his Zanpakuto must have know what they were doing. JDan was the next to tell them of their trial which was a serious of riddles. It seemed simple enough as it required no physical exertion but instead required mental prowess, though those who were particularly witty may find this as simple as breathing. To give them a small sample of what it was like he gave them one of the riddles that he had to answer and gave them a brief moment to answer it. Metabee made no effort to think about the answer as he was simply not in the mood for such things. After being told the answer Yoshirou then asked the Captain if everything was alright as the dark energy gave them a freight. While he was in his trial, he was not aware of what was happening to his real body but according to this information he must have been giving off some serious dark energy. If he thought about it, that was something to be expected. He game himself over to the source of darkness so his energy reacted accordingly. Metabee answered,'I...passed,' though once again his face showed no signs of happiness. Could it even be called a pass? What was the right answer and what was the wrong answer? He didn't know. It was certain that he completed his trial but he did not feel as if he accomplished something great, on the contrary he felt as if he failed the one most important to him with the decisions that he has made. What would happen if he had chosen the other world? Most likely what the black flames told him; his body would remain here but it would not belong to him anymore and would spread its darkness everywhere in the form of destruction everywhere he went. So in a way, he had prevented a great catastrophe by making the choice he did. As for the contents of his trial, he wished to keep it a secret from the other two, at least for now. He had to processes it himself in his own way. When people awoke from dreams they would very quickly forget what they dreamed of, but this was different. The scenes still flashed in front of his eyes, his right hand still recalled the warmth of Elena's stomach while his lips could still feel the tender kiss they had received. Both the memories and the senses of all those years he had experienced in that world were imprinted in him. He will not forget them. Not now and not ever. Metabee spoke,'What will you do now?' He was asking if they would continue the training or call it a day and as for himself he currently didn't have the mentality to continue and wished to be left to his own thoughts,'I'm... tired. I want to rest, alone. I will be in my room but I ask that you do not call for me unless it is an emergency.' He informed the two of his decision and started heading for his room.
  14. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GZoOQeoDD8 The seasons passed as they enjoyed their married life to the fullest. They started it with a long honeymoon to Hawaii before their normal life had to continue. Many setbacks appeared but with them just as many successes emerged. Many new memories were made, some that they would always cherish, some that were embarrassing that they would use to tease each other and some that they preferred not to return to. Now, 2 years later… New Year’s Eve. It was 10 minutes to midnight. Metabee and Elena were attending a party but decided to step out to see the fireworks. As soon as they stepped out to the roof, he could feel the cold air hit his skin and his breath produced a vapour. It was quite the contrast to the hot room they just came from. They slowly walked toward the railing,’So, you thought of any resolutions that you want to accomplish?’ Elena nodded,’I have. But I’m not telling you,’ she said so with a cheeky smile. He tilted his head,’Oh come on, I won’t laugh I promise.’ In response she simply wiggled her right index finger with the same cheeky smile,’And what about you? Did you think of one?’ She already knew the answer but decided to ask anyway. Metabee shook his head,’Nah. If something comes up that I need to change then I’ll see. If you really want me to think of one then here’s one: to love my beautiful wife even more.’ She nudged him with her elbow and let out a sigh. They reached the railings and looked at the city. It wasn’t the tallest building but it was definitely taller than your average building, so it did provide a good view. Many lights were still on as people awaited the changing of the year,’Do you think much will change this year?’ Elena nodded and smiled,’Definitely. We think that things will always be the same but that is never the case. Many new things will happen, for better or worse. Even so, I know we will overcome them. Together.’ She reached out for his hand and squeezed it lightly. ‘Is there anything in particular that you want to change?’ She asked as she looked at him. Metabee briefly thought about it and then looked to her,’Hmm, not especially. I’m happy with what we’ve got. We’ve got a big house, a dog waiting for us in it. We have a car and we both have decent jobs. Finally, we still have each other. What more is there to want?’ Elena smiled,’I see. I like how you mentioned everything material before me, how typical. We’ve truly come a long way to achieve all this. A lot of struggles but a lot of victories too. It was all worth it.’ She snuggled up to him and rested her head on his right shoulder and Metabee put his arm around her. He checked his watch. One minute left. What will the New Year bring? They didn’t know but what was important was that they now had a normal peaceful life. It was something that they always wanted. No more thugs will try to rob them of the smallest scraps that they had, they didn’t have to live in a shack that was barely holding up anymore, they weren’t chased by Hollows and nothing else threatened them. The countdown began. 10 seconds. They could hear many other people counting down all around them. There didn’t seem to be any sad souls around on this day. Everyone was happy as they welcomed the New Year, their continued future. 5 seconds. The couple looked at each other lovingly. 2 seconds. Their heads came close together as they shared a kiss. The clocks struck midnight as fireworks were shot into the sky and exploded in countless colourful arrays. They watched the sky and kept pointing ‘Look at that one!’ and ‘That one is bigger!’ Both their eyes lit up in happiness. 00:15. The fireworks kept going strong with no signs of stopping. Elena turned to him and smiled,’There is something that I have to tell you.’ He turned to her,’Hmm? What is it?’ She blushed and rested her right hand on her lower stomach,’I’m pregnant!’ She said so happily as loud as she could. Metabee froze. What did she just say? He looked at where her hand was. There was no mistake. What’s your resolution? Do you think things will change? Is there anything in particular that you want to change? Now he understood what Elena was hinting at all along. She frowned a bit ‘Come on, say something!’ He was immensely happy as a smile came from ear to ear though he was a bit lost for words,’That’s great! Is it a boy or a girl?’ She simply let out a laugh,’It’s too early to tell, silly.’ She reached out for his hand and placed it in the same spot that her hand had been,’Right around here. Our child is there.’ He felt the warmth coming from her. A new life will be born. They will become a true family. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ensGipNnSU Tears. The Shinigami cried while the human rejoiced. In the beginning it was like he was just watching someone else’s life but by the end all of the senses were his. He was the one that felt all that. He experienced a life that he never got to have. Who knew that one choice could have such a big impact. Perhaps, if he didn’t decide to become a Shinigami on that day then he could have had all this. Instead, he was left with more losses than victories, all the people that were important to him either left or have been killed, only a handful of people that he could count on remained. However, most importantly the person that meant the world to him was no longer here. What was the right choice? What did he gain and what did he lose? Seeing that world it seemed clear that the losses far outweighed the gains. Nothing could replace Elena and the light that she shone upon the world that they lived in. Unfortunately, he did not have the power to change that. All that he could do is to live on while missing a big piece of himself. His Zanpakuto appeared in front of him but neither of them spoke and didn’t face each other. He was the one who put him up to this ‘trial’ but Metabee didn’t really understand what he was trying to achieve through this. There was nothing that felt like a test about this since he was just seeing the memories of ‘another him’. The Spirit spoke,’She really was a lovely girl… Seeing her through your eyes, I too adored her…’ The Shinigami then came to realise something. The Shinigami and Zanpakuto were one and the same but in that world he never became a Shinigami. In a world where Acnologia didn’t exist, Elena did. In a world where he existed, she didn’t. Maybe the Spirit himself felt responsible for taking her life. He felt that she was much more important to Metabee than himself and therefore he sentenced the Shinigami to live in an eternity of pain. Metabee spoke,’Do you feel guilty?’ The Spirit spoke,’By choosing me you have lost many things. My power is one that takes and destroys. Because of that you weren’t able to protect Elena and others that are important to you. In the beginning, I was cold to you. I didn’t want you to associate with me. I knew how it all would end so I wanted you to avoid me and try to have a happy life but every time you ended up coming back. There is a big battle coming up, one in which you will most likely lose your life. Therefore, I present you this choice: which world do you choose?’ Anyone would hesitate at that question. It was basically asking do you choose the world of your dreams or a world of ruin with your impending doom. Seeing how happy his life with Elena would be he wanted to choose that world in a heartbeat but he hesitated because of the very being before him. Metabee asked,’Is that world real?’ The Spirit didn’t answer. Whether that world was an illusion or a reality his words weren’t a lie, whatever he chose Acnologia would grant it to him, even if it meant that his ‘existence’ would end here. What was the right choice? No, what did he want? This trial would not end until he made his choice. There would be no retries. He could feel his heartbeat. Many thoughts ran through his head. It took him a long time but, in the end, he made his choice. Metabee spoke,’Your power is one that is meant to destroy, that’s true. However, it is also true that it saved me countless times. Without you, I wouldn’t be here to experience this world.’ For the first time, Acnologia faced him surprised by his words as he knew where they were going. The Shinigami continued,’This trial was not meant to be a punishment but a gift, right? It was a very nice dream. I thank you for it. However, all dreams must come to an end when the dreamer wakes.’ The Spirit didn’t know what to say,’We both know how important she is to you. How could you choose me over her? It doesn’t make any sense!’ Metabee nodded,’That’s right. It doesn’t make any sense. Any normal person with common sense would chose the better world. But I lost my common sense a long time ago so I’m not normal. You are a part of my soul. I won’t kill a part of myself to live in that world. We will both bear the burden of our decisions and then when the day of my death comes I will reunite with Elena. She’s waiting for me even now. I’m certain of it. That is when my own happily ever after will begin.’ In his world there were still people that were waiting on him and counting on his aid. He was still important to someone. He still had responsibilities and debts to pay. That’s why he won’t give up his place in his current world. This way he wouldn’t have to give anyone up and he would still get his happy end. This seemed the best outcome for everyone. Metabee put out his right hand and smiled,’So, how about it? Let’s go back.’ The Spirit laughed,’You really are an insane idiot,’ and then accepted his hand. Metabee nodded,’I know.’ The darkness began to fade as his consciousness was returning to the real world. The life of a Shinigami was a mistake, but we must take responsibility and learn to live with our mistakes, especially those that can no longer be corrected. That was his answer. The trail had come to an end. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Metabee opened his eyes that felt wet and got to his feet. His body felt heavy and his head was slightly dizzy. Even though he just completed the trial that would let them continue creating the Kido they worked so hard for, there was not a single trace of happiness on his face. He then remembered that he was not alone in the training grounds. The Captain looked over at the other two to see how they were doing but it seemed like they had finished long ago and were waiting for him. However, that didn't necessarily mean that they passed their respective trial,'How did it go?' Trial: Part 5 of 5
  15. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Valentine’s Day. The sun had already set and the sky was dark but surprisingly it was a bit of a warmer night than usual, probably due to the fact that it was less windy today. Metabee and Elena were returning home from a restaurant,’It was really nice. It’s good that you were recommended the place since we’ve been to just about every restaurant in the area. We should search up more places like that.’ Metabee smiled,’Definitely. It’s nice to change it up a bit once in a while. Who knows we might find a new favourite place.’ She chuckled,’Is that even possible for you? I thought nothing would beat those bbq ribs at Frankie’s place.’ He felt a bit conflicted,’True, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t like other things. What about you? You love those house fried noodles from that takeaway in the town square.’ Elena sighed,’I don’t know how they do it but it just doesn’t taste the same anywhere else!’ They both had their favourite meals but they also had a favourite restaurant that they would often frequent on their dates. The sky was clear and the moon was high up illuminating the roads. They were already halfway down the road so they would reach their house pretty soon. Both of them didn’t really get many chances to go out during the week so this was already a special occasion but it definitely lifted their spirits for the coming days. They reached the number 25 but before they would enter Metabee stopped,’Elena.’ She turned around puzzled,’Hmm?’ He reached into his pocket for a small box and got down on one knee and opened it to reveal a ring,’Will you marry me?’ With the amount of time that they have been together was a marriage even needed? Probably not. To begin with they were already dead so human rituals and ceremonies didn’t bind them. Even so he wanted to marry her. He wanted the whole world to know that she was his wife and he was her husband. Elena put her hands to her mouth as her eyes glistened. She answered without any sort of hesitation,’Yes! Of course!’ A few months later. All their friends were gathered in the church and the groom, dressed in a dark blue suit, was with the priest waiting at the altar. It would begin any minute now. He did feel a bit nervous at such a big event as this but more than that he was happy. From this day onward he would be able to proudly say,’This is my beautiful wife!’ The wedding march started playing as the bride entered the church and walked down the aisle. Metabee smiled as soon as he saw her. She looked completely stunning in the white dress, like a Goddess that has descended upon Earth to grant the foolish mortals her presence. She was also smiling all the way. Women took even greater joy at events such as this after all. Elena reached the altar and Metabee spoke to her,’You look absolutely beautiful,’ she smiled and nodded,’You too.’ The wedding ceremony started as the priest started his lines and followed the normal routine. The time to exchange vows came as they joined hands and looked each other in the eyes,’I, Vincent, take you, Elena, for my wedded wife, to love and cherish, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. From this day forward.’ The bride then spoke,’I, Elena, take you, Vincent, for my wedded husband, to love and cherish, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. From this day forward.’ They would remember these words until the end of time. Afterwards, they exchanged the rings and the final moment came,’You may now kiss the bride.’ They shared their first kiss of their married life which seemed just as strong as the first kiss that they ever had. The church bells rang out loudly for all to hear and the newlywed couple exited the church to doves taking flight and rice thrown at them. This was the beginning of their happily ever after. Trial: Part 4 of 5
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