The tree praised her and she smiled. He asked if she could sense anyone else on the lookout.
She remembered what Walker had told her and concentrated on nearby ki energies. She only sensed Walker's ki. It was a barren field of silence in her mind until...there was something pulsing ahead of her. A dormant amount of ki, breathing as if it were sleeping.
She slowly opens her eyes "Master...is there ki stored in the temple beneath you" Roh'ni inquired, sounding somewhat unsure.
Walker began speaking to her about ki techniques and their importance.
Roh'ni nodded her head.
"I do know a technique. It was passed on to me from my mother"
Roh'ni then concentrates and produces two balls of blue ki, one in each hand. She concentrates again to dissipate the energy within her hands. She listened to what Walker says about point blank ki techniques.
"I never thought about it like that. In time, I want to learn how to use such a technique."
The glowing blue Ki balls that Roh'ni made were more than sufficient proof for Walker, who nodded once in response. "I'm glad to see that you are do know such techniques to some degree already. As for the "Master", there's no need for that." Waving a hand a bit dismissively, he shrugged. "Master implies some degree of mastery, after all. I'm nowhere close to a master, especially not compared to my own teacher" Folding his arms just behind him, he laughed. "I'm just Walker."
The wind picked up somewhat, Walker's cloak flapping in the wind. Behind him, the vast blue sky spread out, clouds skewed across it like the strokes of some enormous paintbrush. "I have no doubt that you will come into your own soon enough. If you learn anything from me, anything that truly sticks, let it be this..." Smiling, he extended a hand, pointing at her. "Do not take my every word as gospel. Develop your own style, find the motions and power that work best for you and refine them until they are as sharp and tempered as a blade." His eyes closed for a moment, and then he opened them once more, the extended hand sweeping around to encompass the lookout.
"That Ki you sensed before was the life energy of Kami, the god of this world. Yet, not long ago, I knew him merely as Bing, a fighter who claimed the Serpent Style, and was no stronger than you are now. You will face people who declare themselves kings,emperors or even deities, but none of that should ever impact your own ability to fight for what you believe." His calm, polite demeanor was momentarily tossed away, a deeply serious tone entering his unusually formal voice. His robes danced around him, as he looked at her. Placing his hands on his armor, he removed it, the pieces falling to the ground. As his body burst with Ki, he extended his hand again.
"If you want to defend the Earth, to be a member of the Zetto-Senshi, even knowing that you may have to fight beings that make me look paltry in comparison, take my hand. Just know: You will never be alone in the fight, and I believe in you." A smile crept across his face. "Well?"
Walker had a sense of stoicism yet humility to him as he denounced the title Roh'ni used. The wind rose behind her and swept across the courtyard, rushing towards Walker. His cloak flapped in its wake as he revealed a wisdom to her. Roh'ni's eyes gleamed. It was this knowledge of martial arts that was given to her like a treasure for the end of her journey. It was her own destiny to perfect her own style. She still wanted to be taught the best moves and stances by experts and maybe incorporate them into her own.
"Thank you, Master- er I mean Walker. Just Walker" Roh'ni smiled.
Her eyes widen in surprise when Walker revealed to her who she had sensed. It was the Kami she had sensed. Somewhere within the shadows of the temple, the fabled Kami lurked within and she could feel his power resonating. Even more to her surprise, this Kami was a mere mortal. Bing-Gan. A human. Master of the Serpent Style. How interesting. Still she felt somewhat intimidated by the fighters she was beginning to learn about. Their power seemed that of legend. She wondered how strong were her parents compared to these beings. She didn't think she would learn the answer to that anyway.
Walker reminded her of his humility as he emphasized that a title before someone's name were just words. Roh'ni let out a breath of relief. She hoped that this was true.
The tree extended his branch-like hand to her. Joining the Zetto-Senshi would mean she would face fighters stronger than even Walker. Roh'ni thought about it for awhile before gritting her teeth. No. She was tired of hiding and running. If there were truly malevolent dangers in the world, she was ready and willing to fight them. Even die if it meant protecting the Earth and its peace. She hopped on her cloud and moved over to him. Taking his hand to hold, Roh'ni nodded.
(Righto, anything else you want to wrap up? Bing says he'll delay the meeting with Roh'ni for backstory reasons. Seems like it's wrapped up, quite dramatically as well, but I didn't want to close and assume anything. I'll edit my closing post into this if we're done.) EDIT: Tried to write a finishing post, but it seemed anti-climactic. Calling it good.