([identity profile] wrote in [community profile] witchesreign2011-09-22 11:19 pm


[ Cloud had decided to get up early and spend a few hours with his blades, making sure that they were in shape after the whole 'sucked into another world' thing. Once cleaned, sharpened, and polished he took the Fusion Swords outside of the Garden for practice. Sure he could have gone to the Training Center, but he had found the ceiling was just a little too close for comfort, especially when he jumped. He needed space and he needed to work off all the tension of ended up in this strange place, where even the air tasted different than what he knew.

So there he was in the field, the First Ken in hand while the five other swords formed a circle around him, going through the very simple step-slash-block-return moves of a basic kata. The air was fresh and cool, feeling good against his bare arms, and he could taste the nearby sea when the wind blew off of it. He closed his eyes, letting his feet and arms carry him around the circle.

So absorbed in his practice, he really wouldn't notice anything around him, even if it was a Sephiroth appearing in a pink apron talking about peace and harmony. ]

[identity profile] 2011-09-23 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I think there's a point where you've reached overkill, and that point is when you have more swords than you have hands.

[The ninja has paused to observe curiously, ducking down to look at some of the other weapons that comprise the set with a thoughtful frown. Even the smaller weapons look big and bulky, all things considered! But his words aren't challenging, merely wry.]

[identity profile] 2011-09-26 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm going to take that as a compliment in its entirety.

Seriously, what's with that one? [He points at the hollow blade.] It's just a big wedge of metal.

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[identity profile] 2011-09-23 07:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[While he knew there were swordsmen at this place other than his first mate, Marvelous had yet to see one practice really. He wasn't much of a refined swordsman but, he could appreciate the work and technique that went into it so, simply passing by, he paused to watch this guy.]

Hm. Not bad.

[identity profile] 2011-09-24 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
[Slight smirk at the modesty. There were definitely some similarities.]

Does it get more impressive with more swords or should I stop watching now?

[identity profile] 2011-09-23 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)

[Hibiki's watching in awe. She had never ever seen real sword practice before, even though she's done a little kendo. This wasn't kendo this was... wait, how many swords was that? One, two, three...]

[identity profile] 2011-09-24 12:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[Okay that was seriously impressive, and Hibiki was watching intently as he swung them. It was so different from the random bouts of kendo she did with others, and definitely different from anything she had seen.]

That's amazing! What kind of style is that?

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[identity profile] 2011-09-23 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[Cloud wasn't the only one wanting space. Balthier was never really fond of ceilings, with them hiding the sky and all that.]

Come to relieve some tension hmm?

[He quirks his eyebrow and cock his gun against his shoulder]

You're not half bad, I'm impressed.

[identity profile] 2011-09-24 12:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Yet some of us would prefer our heads in the clouds. [smirks] Though I suppose it's all personal preference.

[identity profile] 2011-09-24 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
[Ashe hadn't been out of her dorm much lately.. besides for classes and eating, of course.

She needed some fresh air, some alone time.. so what better place to do that than on the field? Seemed another one was feeling the same way. Ashe was around 50 feet away from Cloud, sitting on a rather large rock.]

Good morning. [She said it softly, but loud enough for him to hear, hopefully.]

[identity profile] 2011-09-24 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Quite impressive, I must say. I'm sure SeeD is pleased to have trained units now.

[She hops up and begins to approach the man slowly.]

I wasn't expecting to see anyone out here so early, however..

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[identity profile] 2011-09-24 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[Jason didn't bother him. He just... watched. He always favoured guns, but he'd had a lot of practice with swords too- and could tell Cloud was good.

Five swords, too. Looked like he had a lot of practice, so Jay was happy to stare and try to learn, for now.]

wow I totally thought I had replied to this

[identity profile] 2011-09-27 07:26 am (UTC)(link)
[And, because just staring was getting kind of boring... Jason actually claps.]

[identity profile] 2011-09-24 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Even though most people do practice in the Training Center, it's not so odd to see the occasional practice outside. For someone like Cloud, it's unsurprising.

Someone like Cloud... come to think of it, his strength seems just as supernaturally strong as that of the Cloud she knew back home. That strength had come from the darkness. Where had this strength come from...?

Normally she'd interrupt to say hello, but curiosity compels her to let him practice and watch a while longer, a pensive look creeping onto her face. ]


[identity profile] 2011-09-24 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Ah, and he's done. Aerith ponders for just a second how she should greet him now--then she draws in a breath and lets out a loud cheer, just to surprise him. ]

Woohoo! Go-o-o, Cloud!

[identity profile] 2011-09-27 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)
That was pretty good!

I haven't met alot of people who fight with more than one sword!