Included: Patrick, Delin, Krory, Chandacy
Mentioned: Tanner, Kiiro, Rai
Time: the last day of the training (plus flashbacks of the training)
As I heard my alarm clock, my eyes widened and I crashed the poor thing with a punch. I can’t hear that sound ANYMORE! It’s been 3 months since Krory divided us into training groups, and I have to say at first I was really excited about that. The first days I was really punctual, ready and hyped, since it had passed lot of time since I had a real training session. As I heard Krory’s words, my whole self was filled with excitement and happiness.
“Aye!!! Me focus is on tactics and how to control your strength then going insane. Delin, Patrick , Mist and Tanner will be taken under my wing.”
…I had never released my full strength in battle, but it must have been ‘cause all my opponents weren’t strong enough to make me worry. But as I imagined, those “water Gods” would be surely stronger than all the opponents I’ve ever defeated.
I thought it was a good chance to perfect my favorite moves like Shadow Ball and Inferno, but also my less used move: Curse. No one has ever felt my curse apart from one person…
It’s true, I managed to get stronger, Krory’s method of training was perfect, all the group was getting stronger.
Some days she made us run in the maze of the Mansion. It looked like Patrick enjoyed that kind of training, as I didn’t really mind… I did not run, I just Levitated, so It wasn’t that hard. Also when we had to race against eachother to get in the center of the maze I was advantaged. I just had to go through all the walls separating me from the goal, so I always got there first.
One day Krory said to me to run instead of floating and also to stop using my ghost powers, so I would be more powerful physically. Well, that was the end of the happy time. But it was also the start of my actual strength.
I could use my normal powers only during sparring times. I always teamed up with Tanner, as Delin and Patrick were our opponents. The new move Krory taught Tanner, Earthquake, always got Delin and Patrick into trouble, as I was able to evade it due to my ability. Later in training, Delin started to become able to evade it as well, as he tried everyday to use his wings for flying purposes, so whenever Earthquake shook Patrick, I had to keep the somewhat flying Dragon away from my comrade, and that was one of the most difficult things I could do: his bites were always unexpected and strong, and I had bitemarks on my skin for some time. Always against two dark types, I always had to consider defense an option, as I preferred anyway to attack first.
Krory also made up a new diet from everyone: healthy food. Most of us found that diet almost painful! Me too, I passed a time where I could kill someone just to get my beloved ice cream. Luckily Nyarth, a Meowth gijinka who wasn’t part of the training, had self-proclaimed himself the “candy-dealer” and he was the safety of us all.
But seriously. After three months, I felt like I could fall into pieces. I’ve never trained so hard in my whole life…
I slowly got up and went to the bathroom. I was a mess, and I was really tired. I prepared and tried to assume a somewhat decent look as I started to hear footsteps from the corridor. Hell, I could recognize those footsteps everywhere. I ran towards the door and as I opened it I found myself face to face with Krory.
“I’m ready, captain!” I said smiling. I could never let her down, I know she was trying her best with us, so for now I could only repay her with effort and care.
“Aye, it’s bonzer ta see you’re rapt to train, unless your companions” she said pointing behind her to my training comrades, who looked all exhausted. The only one who looked less tired was Tanner, I guess it was thanks to meditation or something. In the late times he started to get more and more powerful, and also to control his… how to tell? “evil side”?
Anyway I joined the zombie group, and Delin spoke to me.
“Explain me where do you find the energy. How can you be excited about training?!” he said looking at me in disbelief.
“Well… it’s not like I’m excited again… I just don’t want to disappoint her” I whispered and smiled.
“You’re just too gentle, Mist…” he said turning his head to look in front of him.
I could understand Delin though. Everyone had a free day apart from us, and also we were training in the snow… knowing that he is a dragon-type I could only imagine how much he hated being outside in the cold. As I was walking lost in my mind, I bumped into Krory, who had stopped suddenly.
“Ah, I’m sorry.. I got distracted.”
“No problem, Sheila” she said turning to us.
“I decided ta give yoos a free day to do what yoos want. nah trinin' today!” she smiled.
All my companions seemed happy, as Patrick and Delin got away as soon as they could, saying that if they had knew that before, they wouldn’t have woken up so early. Tanner also went away without saying a word.
As I was starting to get away as well, I got stopped by Krory herself.
“Where do yoos reckon you're goin' sheila?”
“Umm.. to spend my free day? I thought you just said we were going to have one right?”
“I have special trainin' in mind for yoos. I see that I could teach yoos a useful attack move so I reckon yoos should meet me in me room in the arvo ok?”
“Ok.. I guess” I said while watching Krory go away to her room.
I decided to go and eat something, after all I had time.. I think. If ‘arvo’ meant afternoon… I hoped so. I appeared in the kitchen, just in time to hear Chandacy’s voice.
“That was surprising. I thought it was going to taste horrible.”
“What was going to taste horrible?” I asked. She turned with a worried look, but after she saw that it was just me she offered me a small smile.
“This tea I made for Kiiro. I’ve only made it once before so I thought it was going to taste terrible. Apparently not since she downed the whole thing in under a minute.” she explained as I walked over to them, while Kiiro was nodding with an extremely satisfied expression on her face. Was she always so happy? I smiled and giggled softly.
“I guess that means you’re a great barista.” I said, taking a seat next to Kiiro on the couch, and grabbing something to eat.
“Maybe,” she said shrugging. “Who knows?” We all shared a small chuckled at that. She took a seat next to me and joined in on the conversation we were going to start.
Hours passed with the small talk and before we knew it, it was already time to go. It’s weird how time passes fast when you’re having fun.
“Well, I think I’ll be off now. I have to....finish wrapping presents” Chandacy spoke up, and then went off. Presents… I hadn’t made any presents… wow, I must seem like a heartless person! But after all.. I don’t know these people much, I wouldn’t know what to give them.. apart from Rai. I guess an apple would be enough for him.
“I have to go as well, I hope you’ll have a pleasant day, Kiiro!” I said just before disappearing.
As I reached Krory’s rooms I really hoped I wasn’t late. I knocked on the door before entering, and I saw Krory sitting on a chair with a worried look. She was thinking of something perhaps.
“Krory? May I?” I asked to make her know I had arrived.
She snapped out of her thoughts, and she smiled. “yes Sheila?”
“You said.. you were going to teach me a new move right? I’m here as you asked.”
“Sure. The move I had in mind is Foul Play. I had the chance ta see your trickster nature, so I thought that a move that tinnie turn attack power against the foe might be useful.” She said with a serious face.
“I’m ready, I’ll be more than happy to learn new things.” I said with a smile.
“Yoos won't get ta smile after what I'm goin' to do... yoos know to learn a move yoos should experience it before, and I'm afraid it might hurt, yoos being a ghost” she replied.
“Don’t worry. I can endure it. If it’s to be stronger and helpful, I’ll do everything!”
“I'm glad ta hear that, sheila. Now, prepare yourself!” she said just before attacking me. I didn’t even had the chance to see what was happening that I felt a great pain everywhere, then Krory appeared in front of me like nothing had happened. I stared at her with my mouth opened in surprise and pain, then I got up again, ready to fight. Krory smiled and attacked me again.
I have to endure this, it’s for a greater purpose! After lots of attacks from her, I felt like I could faint from a moment to another. As she attacked me again, I found the strength just to try and attack her first. I evaded her attack by shifting a bit to the side, and then counter-attacked as she was unable to turn back. I did not do much damage, but at least I didn’t get hit another time. Krory turned to me with a huge smile.
“Yoos learn fast! That's what I call a ripper Foul Play!” she said happily.
I smiled back, glad to have made a step forward.
“Now it’s my time to attack” I smiled as I attacked Krory , ready to experiment more my new move.
so, i finally managed to post :) what day better than Mist's birthday? XD
I hope I got everything right... I inserted some sentences that were said before the other's post so... I left them here anyway because they didn't change the story, or something.
but if I should change or correct something, just say it ok? ^^