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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    It was the beginning of the summer. Deciding for a change of scenery Metabee and Elena came to the park for a picnic. The park was filled with people on such days but they did manage to find a nice space for themselves in the end. They laid out a big towel and put down the basket that had some food that Elena made and snacks that Metabee bought on the way. Even though school season was over until September, Elena still decided to teach in some summer schools just as a part time which did keep her busy but it gave more free time than normal school. Since it was a picnic, first they started off with the sandwiches and then moved onto dessert which was apples pieces pickled in honey and cinnamon. While Elena was generally good at cooking everything, this recipe could be considered one of her best so Metabee was always delighted when she made it. They talked about some small topics about what their friends were up to, how they changed and so forth. They also had moments of silence as they simply enjoyed the sun, especially Elena who was wearing her straw hat and looked around at how other people were spending their time. To this day he was still mesmerised by her beauty. ‘You know, I’ve been thinking now that we have a big house it feels a bit empty with just the two of us. Maybe we should get a pet?’ She looked at him with some expectation in her gaze. Metabee didn’t think this was such a bad idea since it would definitely make the house more lively,’What, like a hamster or a goldfish?’ She sighed and rolled her eyes,’No, you dummy! I’m talking about a cat or a dog!’ He obviously knew this but decided to tease her anyway since he loved her reactions that she sometimes exaggerated,’So which one do you prefer?’ Elena put her finger on her chin in thought,’I definitely like both but dogs seem much more livelier than cats so I guess I would prefer a dog.’ He more or less expected it. Metabee himself, was mostly of the same opinion with the exception that he preferred cats a bit more due to the simple reason of less maintenance. In the end, they compromised and decided on a dog. The next day, they went to the shelter to see if there were any dogs that would catch their eyes and it didn’t take long for the perfect candidate to appear. However, before they did decide to adopt him the couple wanted to provide a place for him so they had to buy him food, a bed, and some toys that he could play with. They returned by the end of the day and gave the Golden Retriever puppy his new home. He seemed very excited about his new home, to the point of leaving a trail of pee everywhere he ran which Metabee had to clean up while Elena gave him a tour of the house and settled him in. The new member of the house made his presence known everywhere he went. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Autumn came as tree leaves began becoming golden and red while the wind became chillier and rain came more often. Metabee and Elena were walking hand in hand on the park pathway surrounded by the golden and red leaves. Rex was taking the lead while looking for a nice big stick or some other artefact that he could bring home. It was the middle of October so it has been already 4 months since they adopted him and it looked like he was almost at his full size by now though he would still be growing for just a bit longer. They casually walked and talked as they enjoyed the scenery and let Rex have his fun,’Have you planned your Halloween at school yet?’ Elena nodded,’The event itself is planned, yes, but I don’t know what I should dress up as. Any ideas?’ Metabee thought about it and it was really harder than it seemed. It had to be something that was appropriate for school and yet something that was still fun for the teachers,’Hmm, how about a vampire or some sort of witch?’ She let out a sigh,'See! Those are the first things that come to mind but I’ve already done them in the past. I want something new! Something with an interesting story behind it.' He looked at her,’Well, if you want to be something original why not dress up as a Shinigami? None of the kids would know what that is so when you tell them what it is they will take it as a new myth or something.’ She seemed to think about it for a moment,’Hmm, might not be a bad idea actually. It will be a pretty easy costume to make and it’s definitely something that would interest them. I think I’ll give it a go unless I can think of anything better. Thanks.’ The couple then noticed that Rex had stopped a bit ahead and was sniffing at something and inspecting it with his paw,’What did you find? It better not be another hedgehog, you remember how that ended last time.’ They came close and saw that Rex was looking at a green ball with spikes sticking out, essentially the shell of a conker. Metabee picked it up and broke it in his palms to reveal the insides which was the conker itself,’I remember how you were fascinated by them too,’ he said as he looked to Elena. She frowned as she remembered how he made fun of her back then,’Well, there are no conkers in Rukongai…’ she said so with the same pout as that day. Rex sniffed it but Metabee soon snatched it away since he tried to eat it. Upset with that very fact, he decided to bring the biggest stick he could find back home. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- December came and along with it was the first snowfalls. Rex was completely mesmerised by it and played around with any patches of snow he could find on their walk. The next day when the snow had actually settled the three of them went into the garden to make a snowman. Rex was rolling around in the snow while the two were rolling snow for the base of the snowman,’Let’s make it as big as possible!’ Last year it didn’t snow so she wanted to make up for it besides when snow fell her inner child came out and she was just as excited as Rex. It took them a full hour but their giant of a snowman was complete so Elena popped back into the house for the finishing touches for the head and Rex brought over his sticks for the arms so Metabee put them in while they were waiting. Needless to say, it all ended with a snowball fight and Rex jumped on them toppling them over and covering them in snow from head to toe. Christmas Day soon rolled around and after breakfast they would be exchanging their gifts. The one who understood the least of it was excited the most as he kept watching the presents under the tree and wagging his tail since the previous day. Once they finished eating, after a short break both of them sat around Rex and gave him his gifts. They packed it in a way that still looked nice but would be easier for him to open though they still helped him when he was struggling. From Metabee he received a new squeaky toy while from Elena he received a lion teddy bear which he immediately started playing around with. There were still five other gifts under the tree: the three smaller ones went to Elena while the two biggest ones went to Metabee. He got Elena a heart shaped locket which contained a picture of both of them on one side and Rex on the other, earrings that she really wanted and her favourite brand of perfume. She smiled at each and every one of the gifts and then looked on eagerly for Metabee to open his. Being the man that he is he opened the biggest one first to find a coat that he had really wanted from the past few months but hesitated to buy since he had another type of coat that still fit him perfectly. The other gift was a new pair of brown shoes because he had complained in the past that his current ones hurt his heels. Metabee was also very happy with the gifts that he got but more than that they were happy to be able to spend Christmas with someone else other than just themselves. Trial: Part 3 of 5
  11. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    From there things moved quickly. The majority of the district was destroyed and 60% of the population was killed. Meanwhile, the Shinigami took Metabee and Elena to the World of the Living. There they had the biggest surprise. He gave them both gigai’s and bought them a small house to allow them to start a new life. It turned out that he was from a Noble Clan so money was no problem. Of course it would be hard for Spirits to fit into the Human system so they had to get documents in order for things to work out. They got all the necessary documents forged and within a matter of a week all the paperwork was sorted out and they moved in. He left them a decent amount of money as a start and didn’t ask for anything in return though they’ve never seen him again. Three months later, when the first month of the new year would be coming to an end in a little over a week. It was a peaceful Saturday morning. Metabee entered the bedroom holding a tray in his hand with breakfast for two,’Wakey wakey sleeping Princess! I’ve brought you breakfast.’ It seemed that Elena already woke up while he was making the food as she raised her head with her long messy red hair,’Oh, thank you dear.’ She sat up and he presented the breakfast which consisted of scrambled eggs with sausages as well as a muffin with candle in it,’Happy Birthday!’ He ordered a cake for later but he wanted to start her day off well too. It could be said that he was spoiling her but it was her special day so he wouldn’t hold back. She smiled as her eyes glistened,’Aw thanks. Come here, you.’ She pulled him in for a kiss and then started the breakfast. They were still living in the same house but both of them now had a job, although they were minimum wage it was enough to pay the bills and leave some for themselves. However, that wasn’t how they wanted to spend the rest of their life so they began investing for the future. Metabee decided to take on a course that would allow him to become an accountant in less than a year though it required a lot of studying and intense tests. ‘How are your studies going? You were up late again yesterday.’ She asked him among the other small things that they talked about. Metabee sighed,’It’s definitely not easy but I think I should be fine.’ In truth he wasn’t sure if he would really like accounting as a career, but it was one that provided good money and that was something that they needed right now. After they buy everything that they need then he can start looking for a career that he would enjoy more, even if the pay was less. Elena tilted her head,’Well, don’t push yourself too much. I’m not forcing you to do this. I’m fine with this house, really. I’ll wait as long as it takes. We’ll both save up for it and I don’t want you to do all the work. You are my partner not my ATM machine. If you want to quit it, I won’t blame you.’ Metabee shook his head,’Thanks, but there’s no need. I’ll see it through to the end. You’ll see, we’ll buy a nice big house. It’s going to have two floors, a big balcony where we’ll be able to relax on the sofas and have barbeques in summer and there will be a big garden which you will be able to tend to.’ She smiled as she imagined their future house,’Mmm. That sounds really nice. Let’s make sure it becomes a reality and doesn’t stay as just a dream.’ Later in the evening. Metabee sent Elena away to do some shopping while he prepared dinner for them and made sure that the cake was up to standard. He quickly set out the table, with the covers, plates, cutlery and some candles as well which he lit,’Right, meat will be done in 5 minutes, the vegetables and potatoes are almost ready.’ With everything taken care of, he went to their bedroom to dress up a bit nicer for the occasion as well put on the party hat and fetched the party poppers that he hid away. After going back to the kitchen he put the food on the plates and turned off the lights as the birthday girl would be getting back any second now. A minute or so later the door opened,’Hmm, why is it so dark in here? Metabee are you in?’ She turned on the lights and party poppers went off as Metabee stood there with his party hat on,’Surprise! Happy Birthday!’ Her reaction on that day would be one that he would never forget. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 years later. Encountered with a couple of setbacks, his course took a bit longer than expected but it has been 4 years since he officially became an accountant and soon afterwards Elena began her own course and decided to go into teaching. They both kept saving up and with the help of a small loan were finally able to buy a house. Today was the day that they would be moving in. Most things were already there from the previous owner and what they wanted to take with them also at the new house. The only that remained was the last suitcases that contained things like their clothes and some fragile things. Currently they were heading down the road to enter their new house. In terms of themselves not much has changed since their aging process would never be the same as normal humans. Metabee had tried countless times to grow a beard but he always gave up as he didn’t feel satisfied with the look of it. In the end, he compromised with some stubble that looked just perfect and shaved often to maintain it. Elena actually made two changes that could be considered big. First, she cut her hair so it no longer reached her lower back but was now shoulder length and she always kept it tied with a blue ribbon. The other change was that from some time now she had begun to wear glasses because her eyesight had gotten a bit worse, perhaps it was due to the Gigai but they didn’t know. They reached the number 25. The house was located more on the outskirts so the houses were more spread out, but it was definitely a more peaceful area and had more greenery,’This is it. Our new home.’ It was just like they wanted: it had two floors, a big balcony and a big garden. Elena nodded,’It’s wonderful!’ All their hard work has brought them here. This was a result of their own efforts. Unlike the first house, it wasn’t given to them so all those 6 years of hard work helped them achieve this. It was a long awaited thing but good things come to those who wait. Metabee reached into his trousers pocket to get the keys and opened the doors but he didn’t walk in. Instead, he turned to Elena and lifted her to hold her in his arms and crossed the threshold of the door. She was a bit surprised by this and probably unfamiliar with the gesture but she didn’t resist. Apparently, this was a wedding tradition that newlywed couples would do. Although they weren’t married it was just a small gesture of their love. Elena laughed,’How romantic of you.’ The next few months, they have spent decorating the house. They bought all sorts of nice looking furniture, small decorations here and there and even some paintings. The balcony received the promised sofas, a table and a barbeque while the garden turned into a beautiful flowerbed though they also added a dark wooden table and chairs with a big green parasol for the table so that they could sit among the flowers during the summer. Furthermore, after a lot of failures and trial and error Metabee managed to make a big wooden swing that they often relaxed on. Buying the house was just the beginning and their next task was to make it feel like a true home. Trial: Part 2 of 5 Elena Appearance: (Just hair and face)
  12. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    OOC: necessary backstory: http://bleachsoulevolution.com/forum/index.php?/topic/12362-kyouraku-mansion/&page=154&tab=comments#comment-358310 JDan seemed to understand his explanation and as there were no other questions the three decided to get right into it. Yoshirou was the first to head off to the same place as last time and he began straight away. Not wanting to delay anymore, Metabee did the same and went to the spot he used last time before entering his Inner World. He still wasn't exactly used to this new appearance of his Inner World but he wouldn't have any trouble findin his Zanpakuto. In this new world there was only one place that he could be. The Captain headed straight to the castle and without taking any detours he went towards the throne room. Metabee looked around to see Acnologia standing by the throne but this time there was no sign of his Hollow, probably to prevent any distractions or perhaps it was a condition of the trial. He spoke,'The time has come. I have come for my trial.' The Zanpakuto looked him over,'So it would seem,' but did not say anything else. The Captain was a bit confused by this,'Well, what do I have to do? I'm ready.' Acnologia motioned with his left hand towards the throne,'Have a seat.' Was this his trial? Simple to sit on that throne? There had to be something more to it,surely,'Why are the both of you so obsessed with that throne?' The Spirit replied,'You are the King of this world and the King should sit in his rightful place to guide his vassals.' Metabee remembered what the black flames told him;if he was to sit on the throne he would be giving himself other to the darkness and lose who he was. However, this was his trial. If he didn't do it then there would be no way forward with the Kido. He approached the throne, he came here ready and he was going to carry through with it,'If I wasn't confident in your skill then I wouldn't let you do this.' Without saying anything more the Captain sat down on the throne and got himself comfortable. Moments later, black flames burst forth from his hands and feet and were quickly spreading throughout his whole body. There was no pain, he was simply losing consiousness as his eyes were slowly closing until he fully lost consciousness. His Zanpakuto looked at him, who looked like he was peacefully sleeping, with a sad look on his face,'I lied... But as this is your final battle it is something you need to see. My final gift to you... Who will you choose, I wonder?' ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Do parallel worlds exist? Some would say yes and some would say no. There was no definite answer. Even if they did exist humans did not have the power to be able to observe those parallel worlds. The only being capable of that would be the being called God, however even his existence was doubted by many. What would happen if I did this or this differently? How different would my life be right now? Many people asked themselves this question every day. But now, he was given an opportunity to observe such a world. A world in which he did not become a Shinigami. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Darkness. His consciousness was there but his senses were missing. His body was missing. He was a ‘presence’ that would watch the events unfold. Suddenly, an image appeared. It was as if he was watching a movie. A movie of the life of a person who looked just like him but felt like a completely different person. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rukongai. It was just like any other normal day. While the nature of the location couldn’t be called peaceful, it fit within the norms. However, that quickly changed. A scream. Blood. A fire started. In an instant everything changed. Thugs from the higher districts had come out of boredom or possibly to gather supplies. The reason didn’t matter. As soon as they entered the district the pillaging began. They were a group of 30 and since they came from a district that was better off, their equipment was better than what could be found here. More blood started filling the paths and the fire was spreading. They didn’t have much to begin with but now all of that would be burned down to the ground and stolen from them. What would they do afterwards? Rebuild? How? Move to another district? Was there any space to begin with? The more important question was if they would even make it out alive. Since all ‘houses’ were made out of wood the fire quickly spread. Black smoke filled the sky and the thugs were making their way from one end of the district to the other. Did no one resist? Of course they did. The thugs from this district weren’t happy that someone else intruded on their territory and tried to destroy it. Fights broke out everywhere. Both sides had casualties, but it was definitely the defending side that was losing. The attacking side was killing anyone in their way, taking anything that had some worth and of course they were taking some women to have fun later. Metabee ran down the alleyways trying to escape the fighting. Though the question was where to escape? He didn’t have any sort of plan. His only objective was to leave the district to one that was safe or go to the hill. However, there was no guarantee that the thugs wouldn’t move on to the other districts after they were done with this one. He couldn’t let such thought cloud his judgement. Get out from here and then think of what next, not the other way around. He was more worried about the presence behind him. In his right hand was a wooden sword but in his left hand was the hand of another. A girl that was around his age, her hair was red and her anxious eyes were amber. He wanted to protect her no matter the cost but more than that he want didn’t everything to end here. They were quickly out of breath from running and the smoke was making it even harder to breathe causing them to cough. He kept navigating through the alleys in order to avoid the main paths but even that seemed not to be enough as they were spotted by a thug. He started chasing after them while alerting any others nearby and soon there were three thugs chasing after them. In the end they got lured to the main path where they were surrounded. Elena clung onto him in fear while he held up his wooden sword to defend,’Hey there, you’ve got a pretty lady with you. We’ll be taking her with us so you can fuck off before you shit yourself from what we will do to you if you don’t.’ Metabee didn’t stand down though so the thugs came at him. He tried to repel them as best as he could, receiving many wounds in the process but it didn’t last long. His wooden sword was cut in half and he was stabbed in the side. 30 seconds. That’s all it took for him to be defeated. While he did get some good hits in here and there it only made the thugs angrier. He fell to the ground as a lot of blood was seeping out of his wound and staining the ground. His energy was quickly drained and he was unable to raise himself. Elena kneeled beside him with tears in her eyes, begging for him not to die. The thugs started closing in on them. There was nothing that the two of them could do to get out of this situation. One of the thugs reached out for them but then a gust of wind blew by and the thug stopped in his place. In the next moment, the thug exploded with blood as he was split into two pieces. Behind him was a man, wearing black robes and holding a sheathed katana. A Shinigami. The being moved very quickly from one thug to another, creating a bloodbath. They couldn’t even defend themselves and in what seemed like an instant they were all dead. The Shinigami approached the two and started healing Metabee,’Don’t worry, I’ll get you out of this.’ Trial: Part 1 of 5
  13. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Metabee listened to the response Teschma gave him and smiled. What is good and what is evil? He and Yoshirou had such a discussion just a few days ago which would be continued some other time. However, it seemed that Teschma also had yet another opinion which made him happy as it gave them a new perspective and gave them more to argue about. Once given the chance, the Captain would reply,'Did I do what's best? Who knows? Is there really a best decision? I was simply doing what I thought was right. As for setting a high bar to follow... that was never the point to begin with. All we are trying to do is create a future for everyone but like you said, first we consider those closest to us before considering the rest.' He then listened as Teschma continued to answer the second part of the question concerning their mercenary work. It was quite interesting and especially the second to last sentence as Metabee felt that he could understand and relate to a lot as that was how he was feeling. He also felt lost and didn't know what his purpose was anymore. He was just simply living from day to day trying to make the most of it. Metabee replied,'Well, mercenary or not we won't judge you. Everyone has to do soemthing to get by after all. I hope that in your stay here you will find the answer you seek.' With that, their discussion soon came to an end as well as their breakfast which caused the two groups to split. Teschma and Nero presumably went to explore the mansion more or possibly train with the members and help out where they can. As for Metabee and Yoshirou they met up with JDan and headed towards their training grounds to take the next steps in their Kido creation. If Yoshirou hadn't filled in JDan about the progress that the Captain has made while he was away then he would do so himself using the same explanation as yesterday night. Metabee spoke,'So there you have it. Today we will be taking this trial. I don't know how long it will take as it will all be different for the three of us. Though we should assume that it will take us the full day. Since there might only be one go at this give it your best shot and try to come up with the answer, whatever that may be. We don't know what this trial might be. It can be combat, a test of your resolve, a psychological question, who knows? However, it's clear that as soon as we start we won't be able to communicate with each other so we will be on our own, so before we start any questions?' If there was any question Metabee would answer them before starting or if not they would simply begin, perhaps with a bit of mental preparation beforehand.
  14. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Regarding their conversation about what to do with the Gotei, it seemed that the two had come to a consensus. Yoshirou merely added that if he wasn't going to go personally then Metabee should still assign someone from the Kido Corps for the job. Since the Kido Corps was respected by the entirety of the Gotei then sending any member would still make the announcement meaningful even if he wasn't doing it in person. However, no one came to mind for now so they would think about this matter some other time. Their other option being to simply use a Bakudo to broadcast it to all of Seiretei but he feard that might cause the state of panic that they didn't want so he still preferred going to the individual squads and informing them. The next morning, the four of them were having breakfast and Metabee listened as Yoshirou was conversing with the two guests and asking for their opinions of the mansion. Nero was the first to answer saying that he couldn't get used to all the luxury. The Captain chuckled as that was the very same thing he had said a few days ago,'I thought the same when I came here but after exploring a bit you do get a bit more used to it. Just a tad though.' He said this as there were still many things that impressed him and surprised him around the mansion that he kept finding everyday so the luxurious part couldn't be ever taken out. After a few more exchanges, Teschma questioned Metabee if he felt like he made the right decision. It really did seem like many people were curious about why he joined a Noble Clan. Metabee nodded to the question,'Well, he's reliable and easy to make fun of. What more is there to want?' he said with a grin before continuing,'It was certainly the right decision. In such a short span of time we were able to achieve quite a lot that will benefit the future generations. Furthermore, if just us two are able to unite the Soul Society, isn't that proof enough?' Satisfied with his answer it was time for Metabee to ask a question,'What about you? Do you feel like being a mercenary was worth it? That you've made the world a better place? Or maybe did you think it was the right thing to do in the beginning but now come to regret it?' Being a mercenary is a complicated type of justice; a life in exchange for 'peace'. Many end up being used as a simple hitman or getting mixed up in some plot that will lead to their demise. Furthermore, killing one person won't change anything in the grand scheme of things as someone or many more will come to replace the killed which brings about the infinite cycle that they currently have. He wanted to hear his opinion on this.
  15. Metabee

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Metabee listened to Yoshirou’s response about using law on the Gotei. This time the contents seemed to much more agreeable. The Captain nodded,’I agree that we should inform them since in the end they may not have a choice and a state of panic wouldn’t help the situation. For our forces though I would say it’s better to keep the quantity lower but the quality higher, that way we can manage it better. That way even if the rest of Gotei want to join us we will let tell them to stay in Seiretei and protect it. I’m up for it but us two will be quite busy in this coming week and this task will take at least a day so perhaps we should send a representative or something?’ The Noble then was still happy about the news of the trial but the reality of it made him a bit worried since that factor was completely out of their control as teachers and therefore up to the individual to succeed. Metabee continued,’Well, I don’t know. It is up to the Zanpakuto, really. They obviously won’t give us something that is impassable but the issue is whether the person is ready to overcome such a trial. It will definitely hinder the success rate so to begin with maybe we should try it out on a smaller group that we deem most mature and see how it turns out.’ With their primary talks finished they headed to the cafeteria which began talks about the Vizard Mercenary group. Yoshirou gave him more details about them in order to prepare him for tomorrow. Like most groups, their faced disbandment as many members have left or simply wanted to start a new life. This couldn’t be used to judge them as they were definitely strong individuals with just as strong a will. It also seemed that rather than this just being a temporary alliance, the Noble wanted to recruit them permanently into the clan. It can’t be said that he was surprised at this and he didn’t doubt this strength though he felt like Yoshirou should choose his members more carefully otherwise they might see a chicken become a member as long as it had some spiritual energy. This briefing was actually quite long and took the majority of their time eating and walking so by the time that they finished they were already back in Metabee’s room. Both of them turned in for the night and the morning came soon. It was actually the first night in a while that Metabee got plenty of sleep which he needed as the day will be busy. First, was the meeting with the Vizards and then they will proceed on to their trials which will likely take them the whole day. Shortly, he met with the Noble and they headed to the cafeteria for the meeting and some breakfast. They sat down and Yoshirou began the introductions. Their names were Nero and Teschma which he didn’t seem to remember from any records that he had looked through so perhaps they weren’t very influential when or if they were in the Soul Society or maybe Central 46 wanted to keep Vizards a secret. Nero extended his hand for a handshake and said the usual courtesies so Metabee shook his hand with a smile,’Likewise.’ Then it was Teschma,’He really does, doesn’t he? I’ve heard your group is quite famous too in your line of work though. Once again Metabee is fine.’ If no one would take the initiative next then he would,’So what will we be discussing?’
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