Re: Naruto Fan Fiction Thread!!
Present time. 2012. Vienna. Robert's castle.
A day has passed. The panel shows Robert's castle yard. Claude and Arinasa are face to face.
Claude: So...here starts your training. From this point, i will show you how to release your inner powers and how to display them. It's a lot of work to do, but if you listen to me, you will be able to do it. Robert is already training Max, so you must start before our war with the Celest City reaches it's peak.*
Arinasa: I'm ready. What should i do?
Claude: First of all, you must be able to feel your inner power. But let me start a small explanation first. So you would know what to expect. There are two types of energies in the human body. Your mind and your soul. The special abilities come from mixing the power of the mind with the power of the soul. Thus a new energy is born, called Azymus. The Azymus allows the user to project his inner force into the outside world.*
Arinasa: I get it.*
Claude: For someone that prepares to became a wielder of his Azymus there are three certain steps that must be followed. The first step is to became able to sync your soul with your mind.
Arinasa: And how do you do that?
Claude: Simple. The apprentice must have his life threatend. The fear of death, enables the sync of all senses. It's a basic instinct.*
Arinasa: What's the second step?
Claude as he slowly takes out his blade: Let's focus on the first step.*
Suddenly Claude appears exactly in front of Arinasa holding his blade at her throat.
Claude: You must dodge. You must escape. You must live. Because i will come at you with the intent to kill. Understood?
Arinasa surprised: I..i understand!!
Claude smiles: Good...
Claude makes a step back then he swings his blade aiming for Arinasa's chest. The girl barely dodges his attack. Just as she dodges, his posture changes, he brings forward his left foot, and leans forward trying to impale her. The blade scratches her right shoulder.
Arinasa thinking: Crap! He is really trying to kill me!
Claude makes a small spin and aims for her legs. She jumps avoiding the slash, but while being in the air, she suddenly gets grabbed by an invisible force that starts choking her.
Claude: The wind is also my friend. I can use it to grab you just by looking at you. I'm sorry, but this is your end. It seems that i have wasted my time with you. You're not the woman that i was looking for!
He aims for a neck slash. The scene shows his determined eyes and Arinasa's shocked eyes. Out of fear, she pushes her hands forward. And just when the blade is inches from her neck, a thick blue aura manifests around her. The blade hits the aura but leaves no mark on it.
Claude is shown smiling: Good. Now you finally did it.*
Arinasa: Wow...wait...what did you just said?
Claude: Aah...that you did it?
Arinasa: Before that. That i am not the woman that you are looking for?
Claude laughs: Look, love, i had to make you think that i was really going to kill you. I'm sorry.
Arinasa still mad: So...i did this shield stuff..what now?
Claude: The stuff that you did it's called a Soul Shield. It's one of the basic abilities. With a little practice, you will be able to project it as a reflex. Without even thinking about it. I want you to try and use it for the next couple of days. When you are ready, we will proceed to the next technique that you have to learn.
Arinasa: Got it. What will you do today?
Claude: Well...nothing actually.
Arinasa: I thought about visiting Vienna. Wanna come?
Claude: Sure. Why not?
The scene shows a giant white council room. At a table several men are gathered. Michael. Shiva. Brahma. Yama. Zeus. Hades.*
Michael:Brothers...we need to talk. And fast. It seems that Vishnu finally started moving.
Yama: I confronted him in Paris. The bastard is still powerful. He managed to take out my left eye.*
Zeus: I remember the times when i was young. He taught me how to wield the lightnings.
Shiva: It doesn't matter anymore, Zeus. Right now, he is our enemy. He is against us. He wants to destroy our way of life.
Brahma: It seems that as long as he is near the girl, we cannot reach her.*
Hades: I sent Arthur, Brutus and Asclose after her while Vishnu was in Paris with Yama. Vishnu's former pupil, Robert, killed Arthur. Leonardo Da Vinci killed Asclose. And they have captured Brutus.
Michael: Robert is not much of a threat for us. His abilities are based on Earth manipulation.*
Brahma: Nevertheless, i remember that brat. Vishnu taught him well. Even though he is not on the highest Eären level, he is still a threat. Because he is very cunning. Trust me. Don't underestimate Robert.
Zeus: And what about Vishnu? What if he descends again into darkness? What if he becames again the Dark General? None of us can stop him at that point.*
Michael: I have talked with the Beyonders. They told me that when Lord Osiris was killed...it was Vishnu's doing. If he turns again into the Dark General, we shall ask the help of the Beyonders. There is no other way.
Shiva: But it seems that a Beyonder already paid a visit to Vishnu. Moses. They talked and departed like old friends.
Michael: The Beyonders will stand with us. But i would like not to involve them in our conflict. Now, the only way to beat Vishnu is by applying an old say: Divide and conquer. We must separate him from Robert and Arinasa. We need something good enough to distract him a bit.*
Yama: I'm sorry Michael, but he will see right through our plan. He knows how we think.*
Shiva: The logical way would be to have a Beyonder confront him.*
Hades: But which Beyonder? Which one of them would help us on such a trivial matter?
Michael: Trust me...for them...Vishnu is anything but a trivial matter!
The scene shows Claude and Arinasa. They are walking on the streets of Vienna together.*
Claude: Are you enjoying your walk?
Arinasa smiling: Yes, i am.
Claude as he looks forward: Good. Because you will lose your interest for it in a matter of moments.
In front of them a man is waiting. A man with long dark hair, and wearing an elegant black suit. Claude stops right in front of him smiling. The man smiles back.
Claude: Niccolò. Long time no see.
Niccolò: Vishnu...my friend...
Claude: I use the name Claude these days, Niccolò.
Niccolò: I'm sorry. I didn't knew. And who is this charming signorina?
Claude: Niccolò, meet Arinasa. Arinasa meet Niccolò Machiavelli. Now...Machiavelli...what can i do for you?
Machiavelli: Well, Claude...i'm here to do you a favour actually. You know that i never chose a side...yours or the Celestials. But i have an information that i would like to share it with you. An information about Henry's whereabouts.
Claude: So you know that he is missing.
Machiavelli smiles: Please, Claude. I know everything. It's my job. Now, listen to me...just te other day i caught this: " The first has him" .
Claude suprised: The First as in the First...
Machiavelli: Exactly. Him.*
Claude: What could that old man want wirh Henry?
Machiavelli: I don't know...but i have a feeling that you will make a trip to find out, right?
Claude: Exactly. Thank you Niccolò. So...what are you doing?
Machiavelli: Laying low. The word is that you are going to start your war with the Celestials soon. Paris was your doing, right?
Claude: Mine and Yama's.*
Machiavelli: Too bad...i liked that city. Is it true that Arthur and Nicholas died?
Claude: Fortunately for Arthur...yeah he died. Unfortunately for us: Nicholas was killed too.
Machiavelli: I'm sorry to hear that. It was just a rumor. Well then...Claude...Arinasa...until we meet again!
Machiavelli is shown turning around and walking away on the street, leaving Claude and Arinasa alone.
The scene shows Robert's castle. Everyone is in the council room, waiting for Claude's return.
Claude enters the door with Arinasa behind him.
Claude: Pack for cold, gentlemen. We are leaving Vienna tonight. I met with Niccolò Machiavelli. He told me a rumor about Henry's whereabouts.
Robert: Where are we going?
Leonardo surprised: He got Henry? That old man?
Claude: It seems so.
Arinasa confused: I still don't get it. Why are we going to Tibet?
Claude: Because that's the place where the First Dalai Llama lives!
When other men blindly follow the truth remember:
Nothing is true!
When other men are limited by morality and law remember:
Everything is permitted!
We know the light...but when we shall create the dark?