Blinking, Walker sailed right through Chili's former position, then turned around, seeing the small dog floating off to the side. "Well. I was... not expecting that, but I suppose it works as well. Care to give it a go without my punching, then?" Bolstering his will, he turned around in mid air, presenting a prime target. Crossing his arms, he gave a feral grin, and waited for Chili to have another go.
(Bit short, but I had expected Chili to answer with an attack, not just dodge.)
Flipping his stubby body around mid air Chili seems to kick off an imaginary wall and launches himself at walker. A determined look on his face as the tree man waits for an assault.
Chili closes the gap, closer and closer. Suddenly flipping his body forward and be carried further his leg outstretched as a gleem from the sun will reveal a deadly edge on his heal. The leg slamming down at Walker's crossed arms, the air whistling as it's cut by this axe kick.
Hit or miss Chili leaps back away from his opponent and landing on his booted paws. Panting before collapsing onto his knees, his sleeve being dragged across his forehead to wipe away sweat. "Whew!" Chili preforms a Literal Axe Kick[N1]! With a PL of 5,924 KP 2/3
As Chili spun towards Walker, his leg shifted, and for the first time in the fight, Walker was truly surprised. The child could shapeshift? Even worse, it was an ax. With a shearing noise, it bit deep into his arm, cleaving the limb nearly in two. The arm hanging loosely from his body, the tree stepped back, watching Chili stagger slightly.
"Well done. I can honestly say that you caught me off guard." Grabbing his damaged arm, he tore it off, wincing at the pain. "That was stronger than I expected, honestly. Well done indeed." From the severed stump, roots began to emerge, twisting and bulging, forming the shape of muscles and bones, until a second later, Walker's limb had been restored. Taking the broken limb, the tree pressed it against his torso, allowing it to be slowly subsumed by the larger mass.
"Well then, Chili... what will you do now? While you might one day train under Kami, I think you might not be ready to wear his Emblem just yet, and I suspect you have your own journey at the moment." Walker tilted his head, looking at the dog curiously. It was not an idle question, either. Both out of concern and curiosity, Walker wanted to know what would come next.
Chili blinked as Walker removed his nearly severed arm and Chili covered his mouth. "Oh geeze! I'm sorry! I uh, usually don't fight trees. You got me a little heated... I really do apologize" It seemed to be a null point as a new arm grew in it's place. The young boy fascinated as the removed appendage was then swallowed up by Walker's torso.
"Well I... Thanks I'm glad you think I'm strong Mr. Walker. But I don't think I could beat you... especially if you can do that." Chili's ears perked and he moved to sit back on his rump, shrugging his sore shoulders before resting back a bit on his palms. "I dunno really. I should probably meet Kami before I accept any kind of training anyway."
His head tilted back as he looked up into the sky and then back down at walker with a grin. "I'll probably just keep doing what I'm doing. Keep up my journey." He fell back onto the tile, laying there as he let out a puff of air "Though I wouldn't mind training with you sometime Mr. Walker. Maybe if I come back I can meet Kami."
Nodding, Walker sat down, crossing his legs and adopting a meditation pose, hands resting in his lap. "Well, I am glad you came. I hope you manage to get stronger when next I see you." Smiling, he focused on restoring his energy, feeling his cracks slowly sealing up. It had been interesting to meet the small dog. Unfortunate that Kami was not there, though.
Still, perhaps it was for the best. Bing was extremely busy, and with no offense meant to Chili, Walker was unsure the dog had what it took to face the violent and brutal nature of battle. Turning his face toward the sun, he felt the light warm his wooden body, and smiled. Yes, today had been a good day.