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About Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

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    Head of the Kyoraku Clan
  • Birthday 04/23/1988

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    Georgia
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    bleach, naruto, really anime in general, i like super hero movies or over the top ones, also love college football video games are the best though
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    Race: S�z�shin #120325
    Division: Former Squad 13 Captain / Other Characters Name: Absolon, Vatto, Sama'el & Baal

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  1. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Kyouraku Mansion

    JDan was diligently training like the others but advancing at a slower rate. The energy consumption was just too much for him to maintain it longer than a few seconds at a time, so firing of a kido or energy blast was out of the question. For now at least, with his work ethic and determination it was only a matter of time. On the flip side of things Yoshirou was doing rather well. He’d practiced more on releasing the kido through his Zanpakutos. While it still felt strange to do so, it was much more convenient while wielding a weapon, especially if you duel wielded. Once mastered the benefits would be unbelievable. The Noble couldn’t help but smile at such a fact and be happy that one of his goals would soon be fully fulfilled. By the time they were ready to call it quits, it was already dinnertime. JDan and Yoshi meet up first but Metabee was lying on the ground. He had been that way for sometime now but the others assumed he was meditating, though now they weren’t so sure. “I think he fell asleep,” says JDan. “No, I’m telling you he’s meditating,” replies Yoshirou with is fingers secretly crossed as he hoped he was right. But before they could debate it any longer the Kido Commander opened his eyes, as if on cue. “So how did things go today?” asked Yoshirou as they approached him. He hoped it was much better than the day before as he immediately secluded himself after training. If things went well they would proceed with their usual routine, which was to clean up and have supper.
  2. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Mean while… The new regiment of training the Clan instated was really paying off. The members were not only fine-tuning their swordsmanship and kido but learning how to adapt them together into combat. While they were far from fusing them together they were interchanging, from one to the other, much more efficiently. More importantly they grew more comfortable doing so even though as a Clan they relied heavily on Zanjutsu. Teschma and Nero were apart of these sessions and can even say they saw improvement as well. Being mercenaries their fighting style was different from the norm. If the proper style of Zanjutsu was martial arts then what they knew was professional street fighting. As such they gained a lot of knowledge in these past few days that help them further their prowess. During their breaks they discussed over what there decision might be. They knew that they couldn’t take advantage of Yoshirou’s generosity forever and needed to give him an answer soon; so far it was a split decision. They both wanted placement in the Gotei 13 but didn’t agree on what to due about his offer to join the clan. Nero found the idea quite nice. He knew that he could easily get comfortable with a lifestyle of luxury and nobility. But on the other hand Tesch was still unsure. For him he’d rather not but knowing that Nero was planning on accepting the offer it made his choice that much harder.
  3. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Cell-2 Training Ground

    It was as the devil said. Without lifting a finger the pain and suffering of those two increased dramatically. Emotions… such a useful thing at times, but more often than not a complete hindrance, clouding the mind and judgment of its victim. The funny thing is living creatures always think there in control of such a thing when in fact it’s the exact opposite. Sama’el watched as the female struggle. She struggled not only with her injuries but with the evil within her. A power so concentrated it summoned the Overseer from the depths of Hell. Gazing at her Hollow side he called to it, hoping to further excite it possibly drawing it out. “Demon, devour her and arise.” Unfortunately his words fell on deaf hears as she progressively starting winning the struggle. With the two reunited the fight with the Hollow inside her came to an end. Even still the rage in Dante grew at the thought of possibly killing his own comrade. The bad weather brewed into a blizzard causing Sama’el to laugh out loud. “Hahaha, I could show you a place so cold that your ice would shiver or so hot that it’d be impossible to form. You need just lay down your arms. A war is coming between Hell and the rest of the realms. Those that pick the wrong side will die. Those that don’t pick a side will die. Those that are useless… will die,” he says stating a point. Death was at nearly every option, all around them. In the air they breath or the food they eat- death was inescapable. Unable to contain himself Dante erupts, screaming with displeasure. His rage and hatred mixed together drowning out reasoning. “I suppose we did get off on the wrong foot this time,” says Sama’el knowing his abrupt entry was a little frightening. Perhaps now was the time to crush Dante's spirit in its entirety and take his leave. The charged cero rocketed his way. Now was not the time for trickery but complete and utter despair. Sama’el lifts his free hand, the chains of Hell now visible for all to see, as he catches the hate filled cero. The ball of energy exploded as he crushed it in his hand, obscuring him from their vision. The ice around him melted from the blast but quickly refroze due the ongoing blizzard. As the smoke and dust settled Sama’el was once again visible as he remained steadfast. The robe up to his elbow was completely burned off, revealing his scrawny, bony arm. His flesh was burned and singed but it wasn’t due to the cero. No, it was due to being exposed for eons to the blistering cold or the ferociously burning fires of Hell. However the he did receive a few burns on his hand but thanks to the regenerative capabilities of a Tsumikami, which far exceeded a Hollow’s, the wounds disappeared before their eyes. Hopefully, now the situation was made vastly clear to them. With their current strength and abilities they were but a snowflake next to a glacier. He lowered his arm while speaking. “I think I have out stayed my welcome. I will take my leave for now but I will be back. I will be back with the same offer as before though if you reject my offer of power then… well you will have chosen your side.” The Overseer slowly and eerily started to seep into the ground. Unless they had something worth listening to he would take his leave. ooc> attempts to leave thread
  4. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Cell-2 Training Ground

    The output of spiritual energy coming from Dante was impressive yet Sama’el remained unflinching. “Impudent fool. Your insolence will be your down fall," he says looking upon him in his new form. The Vizard clad in ice was so sure of himself that he recklessly charged the Overseer, full of spunk and vigor. “Here me and remember! I am Sama’el, the Overseer of Hell, Death itself yet what happens next is on your hands not mine.” Which was true as he showed up only offering power and allegiance, though at a small teeny tiny cost. The icy onslaught raced for Sama’el but still he did nothing. He had no plans of blocking or diverting the attack. No, with a helpless Shinigami so close it would be more fun to see the terror on their faces as he did the unexpected. The ice cross phased right through the Tsumikami colliding with the ground and most likely Aurora as she remains limp and barely able to move. With so much chaos already brewing what would they do if Sama’el got serious and used more than wicked way with words? Just behind the attack was Dante, as he too slipped right through Sama’el. But was he quick enough to help Aurora was a different question all together. With a front row seat Sama’el excitedly watched as he waited to see the outcome of the predicament they but themselves in. abilities used
  5. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Cell-2 Training Ground

    "Your impudence is appalling. I come with offerings of goodwill and this is how you respond! So be it," says Sama'el watching the warrior clad in ice rush him. The reaitsu the Vizard put off was impressive yet Sama'el stood his ground, unflinching. "I am Sama'el the Overseer of Hell, Death itself... know this, what happens next is your doing, not mine!" The icy onslaught rushed the Overseer yet he did nothing but stand there. He stood there with Aurora, who was helpless and unable to move well, having no plan on blocking or diverting the attack. No, the Bankai attack would pass right through Sama'el smashing into the ground and perhaps Aurora unless she mustered up the strength to save her own life. One thing was sure and that was the grim look of the situation they now found themselves in without Death having to lift a single finger, a skill he was highly effective in. If his words and presence were this overwhelming, what would they do when he got serious??
  6. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Cell-2 Training Ground

    The outburst of energy reached Sama’el as he notices the ice blanket the land. “No need to be so hasty. I’m no enemy… yet but that can very easily change,” he says snapping his head towards Dante. If looks could kill then his glare would have done so a thousand times over. However it went unseen, hidden by the mask that covered Sama’el’s face. His attention immediately shifted back to Aurora as her words barely stumbled from her mouth. She struggled just to talk but vigorously rejected his offer without the slightest bit of hesitation. “You should strongly reconsider.” The Overseer stood to his feet. Knowing she wasn’t going anywhere he turned to face Dante. “Such fury and emotion. You care for her do you? Then why not join me? Convince her and join the armies of Hell, such talent could prove useful.”
  7. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Cell-2 Training Ground

    Dante voiced his protest but Sama’el paid him no mind for it would take more than that to divert his attention. No the screams and whimpers of pain was ecstasy to ears, making it impossible for him to stop. Sama’el very seldomly showed up for a straight on fight. Instead he preferred to trick and manipulate his targets or instill terror in them… Sama’el’s hand stretched out revealing long, pale, and slender looking fingers that could even be described as sickly. They reached out as if to grab her by the throat and put her out of her misery. But instead they caressed her cheek sliding down to her chin. “Look at you, beaten and battered yet you couldn’t look anymore beautiful if you tried,” he says. It was so creepy that it made you wish for the former choice and pray that it was a swift death. “Care to make a deal with a devil??? If its power you seek then I can give you more than your fill. You need but come with me.”
  8. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Cell-2 Training Ground

    ooc> slight time skip into the future for Sama'el. The calm wind picked up as the temperature dropped a few degrees. To living creatures it was a sign of something ominous and this particular occasion would be no different. Like the stuff of nightmares a “boogieman” appeared out of the tree’s shadow. The mysterious intruder wore a robe so black you could distinguish it from the shadows. Furthermore spiky protrusions littered his body like decorations of pure torture with a long death scythe present in his left hand. It didn’t matter where it was as long as there were shadows, there would be a door for Him to enter. Emerging less than a yard from the injured girl he was completely facing her with Dante approaching from his side. What would bring the Overseer of Hell all the way here, in this dimension inside a realm? Well for better or worse they would soon find out… “My, my, I sense something powerful inside you,” says Sama’el, his voice reverberating in a dreadful tone. The stench of death oozed from his words so strong you could smell it a mile away. In the next second Sama’el bends over reaching out to the helpless girl, as she lay broken she would become his victim. items: Black Curtain (Robe)- this robe was hand crafted eons ago by Sama'el himself to further conceal his presence making his reaitsu neigh undetectable. Each fiber is said to be composed of "Dead reishi" or "reiatsu of the dieing" specifically alter to absorb nearby light
  9. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Kyouraku Mansion

    The happy go lucky side of Metabee was nowhere in sight as he responded to Yoshirou and JDan. The Advisor greeted them though he sounded nothing like his usual self. Of course they both wanted to press him with more questions as they worried about him but were able to show self-restraint. Metabee was up for training and there was no reason to further sour the mood. Before splitting up Yoshirou told Metabee where he could find the training mannequins if he needed them. He also instructed him on how to use them but it was pretty simple- you activate the bots you need, pick a setting, which the default is stationary, and then a starting point. It was unsafe to practice the Hado side of the technique on each other but the mannequins utilized nanotechnology. As long as they weren’t completely obliterated they would reconstruct themselves, making it a very durable training item. Since Bakudo was slightly safer JDan and Yoshirou both consented to being test dummies for Metabee, if need be, as they were already doing so for each other. With nothing left to say, they each took up a different position in the arena and started their training session. Yoshirou was currently a day a head of the others so he had a rough idea of what kind of power output to expect. He had spent the previous day training his control on the technique though he still had a ways to go. He knew that with a swing of his swords it would inadvertently release a wave of light energy. Yoshi even manage to control the technique enough to cancel this effect in order to conserve energy, but it still wasn’t a kido. His goal from the beginning was to find a way to launch kido through the Zanpakuto; so that’s what he practiced today. Yoshirou took five practice mannequins from the room they were stored in and set them up in standby mode. Even with sharing the grounds with two other people there was plenty of space to spread out and not feel cramped. Standing roughly twenty-five yards back, Yoshi unsheathes a single Zanpakuto and activates the hybrid technique. He aimed at the target on the far right and swung his sword, but nothing happened. This was on purpose though as he was confirming that there was no leakage of natural energy, which would interfere with the results. Satisfied Yoshirou swung his sword in earnest hoping to release a Sokatsui, but again noting happen. Concentrating harder, Yoshi swung his blade three more times, but yielded the same results. “Ok, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me take a step back,” he thinks to himself. A fifth time Yoshirou swung his blade except this time he shouted out along with it. “Sokatsui!!” The blade clad in light sliced through the air releasing a ball of energy with it. It was indeed a Sokatsui even though its color was that of white light instead of the normal blue. It struck the target with such speed that was highly unusual from its counterpart. The bot's entire upper half, from its waist up, was missing as molted nanoids dripped to the ground. Immediately the bot discarded the unsalvageable pieces and started to reconstitute itself. The damage was much more severe than normal so it would take longer than usual to repair. “Amazing,” states Yoshirou viewing the damage the mannequin received. “So I’m back to stating the kido’s name. I guess that’s my limit for now.” He wasn’t disappointed at all and very pleased with himself and the results but with that said he wouldn’t slack off now as it was far from good enough…
  10. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Yoshirou didn’t see Metabee for breakfast but he did encounter Teschma and Nero so he ate with them. They had stayed out late last night and had a lot of fun doing so. Apparently Nero is a rock star at karaoke while Teschma is a wiz at the pool table. By the sounds of it Yoshirou left just a little to soon and missed out on all the excitement. Still he was happy that they had such a wonderful time. Before heading to the training grounds Yoshirou stopped by the guards post on his way out the door. “Have you seen Metabee today?” “No, Lord Kyoraku I’m afraid I haven’t,” one of the guards answered. “But shift change wasn’t that long ago. I can check with the main station for you.” “Yes, please do. I’ll be heading to the training grounds as usual so just send word to me there,” Yoshirou says taking his leave. He took his normal route to the training area while thinking some things over- the hybrid technique and its progress as well as a name for it; the answer from the Odds N’ Ends, and the battles to come to name just a few topics. He didn’t have much time to dwell on these thoughts. He wasn’t even half way there before he was interrupted by the sudden appearance of a guard. “Jessica is everything ok?” Yoshirou ask surprised to see her. “I will leave that for you to decide Lord Yoshirou,” replied Jessica bowing. “Lord Metabee was spotted leaving the Manor late last night heading towards the Industrial side of the grounds.” “Ok so he was up late. Did you come personally to tell me that he is sleeping in today?” Yoshi asked. “If so I’m going to have to tease him for this one,” he thinks, donning a small smile. “No my Lord, he never returned. Instead he was seen leaving the premises completely earlier this morning,” she said bowing her head again though this time it was because she knew the guards messed up by not reporting it earlier. There were a lot of new faces since the revitalization of the Clan. Likewise there were a lot of moving parts in well ran machine so of course they still had some kinks to workout before the new members were experts. But the important thing was that they were showing great improvement everyday. “Raise your head, you did nothing wrong. It’s not like him to just up and leave so I’m sure he will be returning soon. However, if he’s not back by noon check with the Kido Corps and inform me immediately of what they say,” Yoshirou commands. “You know where to find me.” Dismissed Jessica left and Yoshi continued on his way. “Metabee, is it your trial that has you acting so strangely?” he wonders. “I hope your ok.” Yoshirou met up with JDan and explained what Jessica told him. Some how not even he knew yet which was a little troubling. JDan deeply apologized for the communication failure the security team currently displayed. Reassuring him everything is alright, Yoshirou states he has handled the matter. Discussing how to handle training they both decided that they didn’t want to progress without Metabee, as it was his findings that got them to this stage of the technique. Instead they continued training with only their bodies claded in natural energy. The more comfortable they got with this part of the technique the better; ideally the goal was to master it to the point that it was just another extension of their body. They trained and practice for almost an hour when they spotted Metabee enter the building. Immediately they stopped what they were doing to greet their friend and while doing so Yoshirou ask if everything was alright? He stated his concern and waited for a reply. If everything was alright and Meta was up for Yoshi would ask about proceeding to the next part of training.
  11. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Like usual they both had rounds to make so Yoshi and JDan went their separate ways for now. JDan had to check in at different security posts as well as help make sure the moral of the men remained high. With all the recent commotion and increased training it was easy for the pressure to catch up, and next minute your overwhelmed. Yoshirou’s busy work consisted of paper work that had to be sorted though. It was the usual, signing of the approved documents, denying those that were a no go and even critiquing the ones that could be approved but just needed a little more work. An hour or so passed when he came upon a document he was particularly interested in. It was a report from the special research team underneath the mansion going over a project he personal requested. Even if they gained the strength to give them an edge over Hell what was the point if a defeated enemy could endlessly revive. They had to have a plan on how to deal with Sama’el and the Sinners that were his equal or superior; hopefully it was more of the former than the latter. Anyways he was hoping that he held the solution in his hands. Without further a due he quickly read over the report. Summary of the report: Lead Researcher – It has been about a week and we are pleased to report that we have made some progress in modifying sekkiseki stone into different items as requested. While we don’t have a finished product yet we do have a few prototypes and are well on the way to a completed on... The rest of the report went on to list the items with a brief description next to its picture. There were a few weaponized choices like spears and swords though they looked crude compared to their Zanpakuto counterpart. There were also your traditional cuffs as well as an old fashion ball and chain, exactly like you would see in old cartoons or black and white movies. A few of the items looked like torture devises especially if you read their description so Yoshirou skipped over those. He only wished to protect his clan, the Seireitei, and those he cared about, not act as a sadistic barbarian that tortured those already damned for all eternity. It wasn’t till he got further down the list that Yoshi saw something with a lot of potential. It was a full body straight jacket that forced you to sit with your legs crossed once tightened. But that’s’ not were he saw the potential. According to the report it was made of fabric that had been infused with sekkiseki stone. The report stated that they were still working on the best way to combine them but so far they had two options that looked promising. One was to powderize the sekkiseki and infuse it that way and the other was to weave fine strains of it into the fiber, sort of like how high-end kevlar was done. If they could create cloth or other fabrics out of sekkiseki then they could make all sorts of things like bindings or straps that were as strong or stronger than kido, certainly a more efficient way. Well anyhow, they now had more options with the possibility of more to come. Yoshirou left his office after that and grabbed some food in the cafeteria. This time he sat with Teschma and Nero, conversing with them more, getting to know them better. He didn’t bother asking if they had came to a decision yet figuring he would give them a little more time to think it over. The more the time they spent here and explored the Manor and its surroundings the better he thought. After dinner they all spent the evening together as well, receiving a personal tour from Yoshirou. A couple of more hours had passed. Yoshirou parted ways with the pair leaving them in the entertainment district on the industrial side of the clan. Yoshi was beat from the long day and wanted to call it a night; another reason was he was worried about Metabee and wanted to check up on him. He was torn on what to do though as Meta asked not to be disturbed. In fact he spent the entire way home debating on whether not to interrupt him but ultimately decided not to. Sometimes space was the best thing you could do for a friend and decided to respect the Advisor’s wishes. Washing away all the sweat and dirt of the day Yoshirou washes up getting ready for bed. While he lay in bed he remembered he was suppose to be thinking of a name for the hybrid technique. He started dissecting words in his mind and combining, rearranging them together attempting to create a name. After a few minutes his eyes were to heavy to remain a wake as he drifted off to sleep for the night. The next day came quickly but that was always the case after a long, hard day of work. Again Yoshirou was up early doing his normal routine after which he would either meet up with Metabee at breakfast or later at the training grounds with JDan.
  12. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Metabee’s voice was cold like the arctic wind. Not out of fear or anger but because of a deep sadness that really struck home. Neither Yoshirou nor JDan knew the cause but could both sense something was off. Right as JDan was about to ask what’s the matter, the Commander spoke up. He asked what the others agenda was for the evening, stating that he would be retiring to his room and would like to be undisturbed. Again JDan was about to speak up but Yoshirou raised his hand gesturing for him to stop. Metabee mentioned that each trial could/would be different, perhaps his trial was something grim. His natural element was darkness after all so it wasn’t a stretch to think so. “We are all pretty exhausted from accomplishing the next step, so some rest will do the body good. We will end training for the day and pick pack up tomorrow. How’s that sound?” asks Yoshi. The question of course was directed at Metabee. They had managed to finish before dinner today but it was always something the Advisor could just have sent to his room. After Meta left JDan looked at Yoshirou. “What was that all about?” he asked. “I hope nothing is wrong.” “His trial must have really shaken him up. The only other time I’ve seen him so... broken was... well anyway I think he just needs some time alone,” states Yoshi hoping that, that was the case. After the conversation was over they too left.
  13. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Kyouraku Mansion

    While they waited JDan took this time to stretch a little more and Yoshirou took the time to go over his thoughts. The technique wasn’t complete yet but with each passing day they were getting closer. He remembers that he still hasn’t given it a name as they continuously referred to it as the "hybrid” technique. At first he didn’t know if it was possible so naming it was unimportant. But now things were different and although incomplete, the form they’ve created so far deserves a name. Not too much time had passed when both of their attentions were drawn to Metabee. They both noticed a swell of dark energy increase around the Kido Commander. The aura was so thick and dark that it blanketed Meta like a blackout curtain. In the next instance the energy bursts outward in all directions with the Advisor at its center. The darkness dissipated into the arena just as quickly as it came leaving the viewers in shock. Metabee casually walks up to the others asking how it went. Wiping the surprised look off their faces Yoshirou answers first. “Actually it went surprising well for me this time.” He explained how unbeknownst to him and his Zan spirits he had taken his trial at the beginning. He told them of his spar with them and the odds against him. Not many could beat their Zan spirit in Shikai while in an unreleased state themselves. Next JDan spoke of his trial, which consisted of riddles, telling them that he passed but not without some difficulties. He even told them the riddle he discovered to be his Zan Spirit’s favorite. “What word does the following- the first two letters signify a male, the first three signify a female, the first four letters signify someone great, while the entire world signifies a great woman?” JDan said giving them a brief moment to think it over then revealing the answer. “Heroine. I know once you think about it, its awfully easy but yea that was my trial.” Yoshi laughed, “Well the important thing is you succeeded. What about you Metabee? That sure was some display of dark energy there at the end. I hope everything is all right.”
  14. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Kyouraku Mansion

    Yoshirou was the first to complete his trial but he didn’t leave his Inner World immediately. Instead he stayed for a while conversing then training with his Zan Spirits. He wanted to see all his hard work and effort in action and there was no better place than here to do so. Unsheathing both swords Yoshirou begins to coat himself in light energy, starting from his torso then spreading both up and down his body. “Well here it goes,” he says as he tries to flow the energy through his Zanpakutos once more. But unlike before it goes off with out a hitch. Smiling Yoshirou could not help but express his emotions. “Wow, this is amazing. I don’t think I’ve felt this kind of ‘high’ since achieving Bankai for the first time.” Taking a brief moment to look over his light coated Zanpakutos, Yoshi swings them both downward in an arching attack. He had only meant for it to be a warm up swing but for a moment he lost track of weapons trajectory, as there speed was more than unexpected. Looking up Yoshirou immediately notices a house sized asteroid split in three. “It’s a good thing you’re practicing here. It’d be a pain for you to destroy the Manor you so painstakingly rebuilt,” says Kosumosu just as surprised at the increased power as their master was. A few hours passed as Yoshirou had more a less a grip on the power output. While he was far from mastering it he has managed to dial down the power in each move thus lowering its energy consumption as well. It went from a staggering five times normal rate to merely four. It was far from being feasible in battle but it was a start. Who knows they might actually beat or even exceed the deadline set by Metabee at this pace. Yoshirou opened his eyes; now back at the training facility. Still he was the first one done so he went to the men’s locker room and freshened up a little. Once he exited he noticed JDan standing up, as he too must be finished. “By that smile on your face I can assume that you were met with success as well,” states Yoshirou. “Yes, I was about to call it quits for the day but I managed to pull it off in the end,” replied JDan. They spoke for a moment but agree to wait for Metabee again before discussing anything in detail. While they waited they noticed the dark aura coming from their friend. Further more his skin was becoming scaly the thicker the aura got. They knew Metabee’s natural element was darkness but were hoping that he wasn’t struggling too much. From the outside it certainly looked that way though.
  15. Yoshirou (Kyōraku)

    Kyouraku Mansion

    “Hmm,” JDan said as he began to pace back and forth. He repeated the riddle aloud to himself as he ponders the answer. “She said this was an easy one so try not to over think it,” he thinks and again repeats the riddle. “Ah ha!” he says turning and looking back at Shirudo while smiling. “There is only one thing that comes to mind that fits all those criteria. Sweeter than honey, stronger than a lion, can last forever or fade like dry ink… It’s love.” “See not so hard. Just keep that up and this trial will be over in no time,” says Shirudo. She was happy that he answered it correctly and even happier that he didn’t struggle to answer it. While it was an easier one they were going to get more challenging and though JDan could answer as many times as he wanted to he would receive no help. In other words a lot of time could be wasted on this trial if JDan had a difficulties. Quite sometime had passed since the start of the trial and though difficult that journey was about to come to an end. JDan was on his last riddle and only needed to answer it for him to have accomplished the task given to him by his Zanpakuto spirit. The problem was that it was given to him over an hour and a half ago and he already answered it wrong once already. There goes his perfect score he was shooting for but the most important thing was just to finish. The riddle went like this- I never was, am always to be. No one every saw me nor ever will. And yet I am the confidence of all, to live and breath on this terrestrial ball. What am I? His first guess was hope. But he was wrong, apparently not everyone had hope which also meant his second guess, faith, was most likely incorrect too so he continued to think. JDan was just about to call it a day and try again tomorrow when it finally came to him. Thinking about tomorrow was the final hint he needed to solve this riddle and be done with the trial. JDan smiled at his Zanpakuto Spirit. “It certainly was hard and had I not stopped to think about what’s to come I still wouldn’t have an answer. But I believe it’s the future,” he says with his fingers crossed. A suspenseful moment of silence passed before Shirudo replied. “I knew you could do it!” she said with a huge smile on her face. She then ran up to JDan, who was also smiling, and gave him a big hug, celebrating the moment. A victory that would not have even been possible without the Advisor’s guidance.
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