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Hmmmm. Seth’s eyebrows furrowed a bit watching the aura as it moved around Niso, the way he compressed it a bit and— The way it seemed to swirl and lash out in confusion for a second. Seth went momentarily rigid. Niso hit the ground, and it was just enough to drag him back into reality again. “…. What did … you …. What feel— You ok, dude?” He probably should have asked the last question first but… he was so dumbfounded for a second it just.. didn’t make any sense. “What were you thinking about or— trying to express er feel or whatever?”
『Guess a downside of this aura...is one hell of a kickback...hehehehe...!~』
Trying to laugh through the mild pain as he pushed himself back to his feet, Niso's aura was briefly erratic until he got his breathing back under control. Whether his breathing calming brought it under control, or it calming down allowed him to breathe again wasn't too clear, but a little shaken, Niso was clearly overcompensating with laughter for a moment. Pain was fine, he'd become numb to it, but the brief idea that his own aura, the stuff keeping him alive, was fighting back against him? Terrifying.
Course, he wouldn't let it show as far as he was aware. It was clear in his eyes, but he put on his over cheery smile as always, adjusting the cuffs of his jacket as he idly replied. 『Just the general concept of 'good' I suppose...warm fluffy things and all that. There's only one person who I care feels anything, and thats what came to mind...』
Seth winced ever so slightly. Not so much as Niso’s laugh but just… the way his aura moved, perhaps. The swirling mass of souls that seemed to be scrambling around him. The more he looked at it, the more perplexed he felt by it. And then, of course, there was a look in his eyes. Hmm… A hand reached back and set itself over his bandages, fiddling with them a bit and the metal underneath.
The explanation had that hand dropping again. The concept of ‘good’— warm, fuzzy feelings and all that. One person who I care feels anything and that’s who came to mind.. He uh… had to wonder then huh. “Warm feelings, light feelings, feelings of love and other things of that nature can sometimes be channeled into healing processes— using one’s aura to save someone from something.” His fingers drummed at his side. His aura seemed to shimmer a bit brighter than before. “Though if your aura is rejecting that… it might be … it’s…” he frowned and glanced out at the wasteland. That was right, Niso was the cause of this after all. “Probably not a good idea to try that,” he finished looking back at Niso again.
Niso took a second to make sure he was following this right...good things were a bad idea huh? Hah...hahahaha...why was this making him laugh so much? It was a dry laughter at first, but as was the norm for him it soon pushed further into a louder series of manic expulsions, eventually bracing himself on his own knees as he keeled forward. Why was that so funny!?It shouldn't even be a surprise really. Him unable to do good things. Yeah, sounded about right...eventually he managed to calm himself, the shaken nerves of his aura mishap fading as he caught his breath.
『Well what'ya say chief...? Try this again with bad emotions?~ That what ya tellin me there?~』
Niso’s laughter had Seth fidgeting ever so slightly. He stepped forward briefly only to step back again. There was an instinct to comfort him, but this was also Niso Konto. This was the kid that knowingly slaughtered thousands in order to achieve some state of immortality. This was the kid who master dryly praised. A soft sigh escaped from Seth, and one red eye closed. Hmmmm and yet….
The question as it came cut through Seth’s thoughts. A small half-smirk half-smie came and went from his features as he messed with the metal at the back of his neck again. “…Ya mind if I try something before that?” he asked tilting his head to one side and then the other. “It probably won’t work but might be worth a shot at control…” Very briefly, he extended a hand to Niso. Should Niso take it, the waves of calm, soothing vibes would rush through him from Seth’s own aura, and would start to twist through and cool the souls inside. There would be entirely too many to calm all of them, and it was debatable Niso would even feel anything in response but…..
Not sure what the other aura user was doing, Niso remained still and let him put his hand into his aura. The reaction was...not major. Niso took a slow breath, his nerves easing a little but his over-all sense of himself not going any brighter or any darker. His own aura was a formiddable beast, and while the storm that was the sea of souls may have become more organized and less chaotic, the actual effect reaching Niso himself was minamal. The fact nothing was happening just worried him about his own state a little further, until he muttered.
『If good things are out the window...maybe I should focus on making people feel something negative?』
Man this was….. This was something wasn’t it? After a little, Seth released Niso’s hand and drew in a slow, shaky breath. “You’ve…. Man ….” Seth shook his head a bit. “Hope your personhood doesn’t like.. degrade over time or something…with your aura like that…” he half-joked before offering a smile. “Mmmmm you could probably try something negative considering…” Considering already his efforts to quell that massive aura looked to be splintering off and falling by the wayside. “Think of something creepy like… spiders or whatever gets your Gogoat…” He made a weird gesture with his hands that one could guess was supposed to be the legs of a spider or something. “And then hold the feeling and kinda pull in your aura again…”
Post by Niso Konto on Nov 18, 2017 11:36:00 GMT -8
8 to go
Niso wasn't exactly sure what his temporary mentor meant by a degrade in personhood but...he was pretty sure he didn't want to know either. Giving a light chuckle he shook the thoughts and breathed through his nose, holding his arms by his sides as he clenched his fists, focusing his aura again, his thicker coat holding over him for a few seconds before he began to ease up his focus. It wasn't strong, but it was maintainable this time. Niso wasn't feeling the harsh feedback as he focused on something that would send a shiver up even his spine, which given the recent aura kickback, wasn't all that hard.
Of course, he had no sense of if this was even working, and peeked open an eye to his mentor to see if he felt the general sense of unease he was trying to push through his aura.
Seth chewed the inside of his mouth as he watched Niso— and more importantly watched his aura. Hmmmm… Was he trying? It was hard to tell just by looking at him, but the way his aura moved, Seth could guess he was but… Oh… Right. Right it… might actually help if he weakened his own aura’s effects, heh. The fiery white light that was the apprentices aura dimmed some, easing back into him, and the warmth in the area began to be overtaken by the sense of unease that ever so slightly was taking over.
“Ah… I can feel something now…” he mumbled scratching his chin. “Maybe try and think multiple things?” He… wasn’t exactly sure how far Niso could come with this one training session but… hey Master was the one who would have to deal with it eventually anyways, not Seth. Unless, of course the master asked him again to which ugh what a pain but heh….
Post by Niso Konto on Nov 18, 2017 12:57:19 GMT -8
Niso growled from behind his lips, shooting seth a light glare. He was already thinking of one of the most unnerving things to himself, so what else could he think of...okay...okay just...what scares you? Barely anything yes, and it all follows a theme of general capability of death...you don't have anyone you care for who could die anymo-
Oh...oh yeah he did...
He closed his eyes tight and took a deep breath, focusing on that thought as long as he'd allow himself to. It only lasted a few minutes, but the unnerving sensation was much more intense, though with him moreso as he finally had to breathe, the sensation coming to a halt, but his aura not giving him such harsh feedback.
…Did that kid just glare at him? Priceless. Despite all of his very human attributes and general cool disposition, there was that part of Seth that was their master’s apprentice. He was bent backwards and twisted around in ways that were hard to speak of, but one thing was certain, he wasn’t exactly afraid of Niso in the conventional sense of the word.
And then…. The sudden blast of negative feelings cut through Seth’s thoughts and reflections like butter. He felt alarmed, nervous, anxious, and any number of things for just a minute or two but… Red eyes blinked a couple of times, and he gulped slightly. A weird smile twitched onto his lips, a force of habit more than a genuine one. “Damn kid… what were you thinking about? You made my stomach twist around…” Reaching up, he scratched the side of his cheek.
Post by Niso Konto on Nov 18, 2017 14:00:04 GMT -8
Niso couldn't help but chuckle as his channeling efforts seemed to get a sense of praise, though if that was what it took to pull that off...no. He'd take the weaker version till he got some better control on this. "I think I'll keep that as a special little secret..." He flashed Seth a wink as he stuck out his tongue before fixing his jacket and re-rufffling his hair, eyes shifting back across to Seth. "How was I before I kicked it up a notch? Showing promise I hope?~ I mean, clear you didn't shiver like when i changed my focus but I'm hoping it was at least a light shiver.~"
A special secret? Seth half-laughed. “Guess I wouldn’t want anyone knowing what I feared that much either,” he answered a bit slyly before throwing both arms up in a gentle shrug. The question that came after had him brightening a bit. “Lemme put it this way.. I’ve seen some terrifying shit… and also felt some horrible stuff and that right there didn’t get me but— with the right people?” he flashed a grin and shrugged. “Could probably make them piss their pants fi you do it right…Even a little’s enough to throw someone off guard… specially when they were lulled into a false sense of security or something like that~” He laughed once and rubbed the back of his head. “And of course practice makes perfect… there’s no substitute for it …” As… much as he wished there would be sometimes, heh.
Post by Niso Konto on Nov 18, 2017 15:24:31 GMT -8
(2 to go)
Well at least from the Way Seth talked about it, there was hope for Niso to improve without relying on that one line of thought, and if he could already make the right people piss their pants, well that was just the icing on the cake. Shame he had to practice, but then again, he had all the time in the world to do so, which meant he could hardly complain about the time he had to invest now could he?~
Lightly popping his neck by turning his head to either side, he turned on his heels with his usual cheery tone instantly returning. "Well I think I'm done for the day! Give master my best won't you!~" He turned back around but was sitll walking backwards in the rough direction his Zoroark hard ran. "Unless you wanna join us for a hunt!~"
Setting a hand on his hip and turning his head to one side, Seth smirked watching Niso go. “I will I will,” he answered stretching up both arms and swaying a bit. A brow raised as he talked about hunting only to remember that Zoroark had run off somewhere or something and looked pretty damn vicious. Ah, heh, no thanks. He had his own things to work on. “I’ll elbow him into coming next time,” he called turning and walking forward even as he looked backwards. “I’m sure he has better explanations of stuff and whatever for you. He can be weird and technical like that.” A hand raised and gave a ‘maybe’ gesture. Really, Niso was kinda neat, really neat, and pretty gifted so…. Eh, he might come back if the Master asked him to.
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