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The term is still new to Autumn. Almost as new as the city she now finds herself in as well as the new clan she's part of. After spending so long with only her grandfather and a few men on a fishing boat as company, the sudden expanse of people is a touch overwhelming for the young Niveis. She's nothing if not determined though, so on Anivia's suggestion she's been attempting to meet others. It's an exciting prospect, there being others like her.
That's not to say that anxiousness isn't still a thing, which is why she's been standing outside staring at the door of the building she's in front of for a solid five minutes. The mountaintops are cold, but she finds the cold nice now. No longer does the biting wind cause her to want to bundle up for dear life, leading to her wearing a t shirt that shows the icy blue markings on her wrist instead of her heavy winter coat. It's another minute before she finally gets frustrated with herself enough to raise her hand and knock on the door. It's a dojo so she could probably just walk on in, but it just feels more polite to knock. She waits until she's sure the sound has gone through the building before opening the door and stepping in, taking a look around.
"Uh.. hello?" Her voice echoes through the dojo as she walks in. She's not sure if Anivia told him to be expecting her or not. "I'm looking for Rhydian Snow." When the sound of footsteps catches her ear, Autumn turns toward them and gives a smile and, frankly awkward, wave.
" and we can use our ability to defend ourselves only to defend we do not entice a fight there a few that do not wish to fight that is perfectly fine but its good to have the skill " Rhydian took a sip of his coffee as he felt an off shape in his seat as he pulled the object from under him he discovered the axe he mentioned, " recon you can hit the dartboard " he placed the axe down on the table Mikaere is a very talented teacher he has many combat forms I am not familiar with myself where myself I grew up in the streets, and I fought to survive to eat " Rhydian placed down his cup as he thought about the years growing up. "
Rhydian rose out of his seat as he walked over to the window opening it as the snowstorm began to blow through the window " what made you happy Autumn " he folded his arms as he looked towards Autumn as his wrist began to turn blue as a teddy bear began to be formed out of the snow or "then evaporated the snow teddy before he motioned the snowflakes to move like e a wave " whatever you want to imagine you can at your finger typed " Rhydians closed his face as he thought about what Esmeralda would say seeing him now apart from the drinking she would be glad to see him helping as he opened his eyes he saw her face shaped in the snow as he shook his head he motioned the storm to lead it outside before closing. the window
"That's a bit relieving. I'm really one of them that doesn't want to fight so if I don't have to..." Autumn has never been a violent person, in fact she'd spent all her life running from any potential violence that might occur. "But you're right. It's better to have the skills in case something comes up." Her eyebrows go up as Rhydian pulls the axe from his chair and she can't quite stifle her snort. "Well I guess you found the axe... and no, I probably couldn't." She does grab the axe from off the table, looking between the sharp implement and the dartboard on the wall. She's never thrown an axe, only ever using one for chopping wood before. "My grandfather kept me away from all of that. He always said it was better to run than risk someone getting killed..." She's well aware that she doesn't know the full story, he hid many things from her that she'll never know about now.
His question seems to surprise her and she looks at him with a somewhat confused expression. The teddy bear causes her to smile, the dichotomy of rather tough looking man holding an ice teddy bear amusing. "All I have to do is imagine it? Somehow I thought there'd be more to it than that..." She gets up from the table, axe still in her off hand, to give herself a bit of room as she watches what he's doing. After a minute she closes her eyes, somehow finding the ice not wanting to come to her as easily as the flames did when she was younger. She hasn't been able to recapture that feeling in many years so it's no surprise that her new element wouldn't either. Even so after a minute she can feel the cold beginning to form in her hand and when she opens her eyes she has a snowflake hovering above her palm. Not quite what she was going for but hey, it's better than the nothing she'd managed before. He probably notices that she doesn't look quite happy with it, but she watches as it slowly disappears at her silent urging. "It's harder than it looks..."
Rhydian chuckled as his tribal markings turned icey blue as an axe made out of ice form in his hand “ throw it against the dartboard really gets ride of stress “ Rhydian threw his axe as a crunch sound echoed as the axe made contact with the board “ it will do the exact same damage “ Rhydian sat on the arm of his seat as he looked at Autumn “ it is true but also not living in the world makes you naive when I was a phoenix I grew up on the streets and I had to fight to survive but im pleased you have had a peaceful upbringing.
Rhydian chuckled as he looked at her confused face as he smiled “ ok test me ask me to make something anything comes to mind “ he watched as he minds ticked over as he folded his arms and the ice axe evaporated as he watched Autumn close her eyes “ remain calm let the water form in our hand and mind and let it turn to ice “ he watched as attempted failed “like a phoenix how did you summon the flames you can do the same with ice “ he smiled as he watched the snowflake hover in her palm “ good shot i didnt manage till I fully lost control but you are learning it the easy way so im glad”.
Throwing the ice axe at the dartboard isn't quite what she expected him to do but it doesn't surprise her too much. After the teddy bear, that seemed a bit more likely. The crunch is rather satisfying, though she doubts it would personally lend her much stress relief. She tends to find it in other ways, like a cup of tea or a long jog. "It was peaceful... but it wasn't very settled. We moved at least once a year for a long time. My grandfather was an Initia raising a Phoenix, we didn't have the luxury of staying anywhere for very long." It definitely has made her ignorant to much of the ways the world works but she seems like quite the fast learner and, more than that, like she's willing to learn. That will go a long way.
His little challenge brings a small smirk to her face and she thinks for a minute before she answers him, "Alright, how about a replica of a battleship?" She's seen the little models of the ships in a bottle all her life and, having spent many years on one herself, she rather likes them. She turns sad eyes to him when he starts to mention how she did things as a phoenix and quietly takes a seat again, lightly picking at the bottom of her shirt. "Well... I didn't. I never summoned flames as a phoenix, at least not on purpose. It's why we were in the arctic, it was a last ditch effort to smother them." It had worked too, she hadn't been able to conjure so much as a little heat in that blistering cold. How fitting that the cold environment she'd escaped to would now have seeped into her blood. As the snowflake slowly melts away from her palm she looks at Rhydian again with a slightly raised brow. "Well it gave me a headache to do that much so if this is the easy way that's a bit scary... glad I didn't have to hurt anyone for them to work though." She does hope it gets easier. Perhaps as she acclimates to her powers it'll become easier.
Rhydian chuckled as he looked to Autumn “ would you mind showing me a picture as battleships weren’t around when I was a phoenix “ he closed his eyes as he began to form the outside of the battleship from images he had seen on tv he opened his eyes again “ if you want inside detail i'll need pictures “ he took a seat down on the couch as he paired his hands together clicking them
“Ok” he thought to himself as he thought about a scenario” what if you were cornered in an alley and the only way out was through your opponent and they are armed yes you could fight but there is a risk to you what would you do “ he looked serious as he asked “ you may not want to fight but i insist you learn with Mikaere just to make a simple baton everyone in the tribe knows how to make a weapon to defend themselves luckily no one has had to use it yet “
Autumn takes a second to pull out the phone she’d just gotten, pursing her lips as she types in her search. She was shown how to do this much of it, it’s just that she’s a bit of a slow typer. She’s not too worried about inside detail so she only shows him the outside of the ship, watching as he forms an exact replica out of ice with an ease that she could only dream of. It’s a bit frustrating to see but also cool to know that she might one day get there herself. “That’s pretty cool.” She picks up the small ice replica he made, turning it over in her hands before putting it back down and taking a seat again.
She frowns some at the scenario he suggests, no prior knowledge to pull from to tell her what exactly she might do. “Knowing me, I’d probably scream and try to hide.” Well, it’s as honest an answer as she can come up with since nothing similar has ever happened to her. “I know I need to learn how to defend myself. I can’t rely on nothing going wrong and there might not be anyone willing to help me… I just can’t stomach the thought of hurting someone.” She never has been, it’s always been one of her biggest fears. “I don’t know… maybe that’s dumb of me.”
Rhydian watches as she typed " at least I'm not the only one that struggled with cell phones but saying that when I was a phoenix you had to speak int the receiver while holding the earpiece to your ear I still struggle with the cell phones today but are really useful for these current times " Rhydian walked to a half-empty glass of scotch as he listened as he put the glass down " did I have a choice to fight I took down a hole german garrison by myself for killing Vasili cause he brought me supplies he was killed then I had no choice but to fight " he looked towards Autumn "
Rhydian folded his arms as he walked to the centre of the room " I give you permission to strike me you will not harm me if you are level minded and I will not hurt you I swear it Rhydian folded his arms behind his back as he smirked waiting
Alarm writes itself very plainly across her face at his sudden invitation to hit him of all things! Immediately she takes a step back, eyebrows going up in shock before furrowing together and she shakes her head emphatically. “Oh no. Not happening, I’m not about to hit anyone.” At least not without a really, really good reason. Just being told to is not a good enough reason.
“Look, I get what you’re trying to do and I appreciate it, really. But whether you hit me back or not, I’m not about to just go around punching people. Besides, I doubt I’d hurt you even if I did, so..” Actually, that’s probably not true. She hauled fishing nets slammed full of huge fish for years, she’s far stronger than she appears to be so she’d probably pack a good wallop if she did strike him. Good thing that won’t be happening. "The whole garrison story is pretty cool though!"
Rhydian chuckled to himself " Ms Murphy I grew up in a gang punch was a part of daily life as well as being part of the training team in the tribe Mikaere and I work at my home you nay meet him when he is around " Rhydian stopped when Autumn mentioned the Garrison " it is cool but I want in control I let rage take over when I should have hidden it had only been a few years after I lost Esmeralda and the boy even though I told him not to brought me supplies daily which in the end got him shot by german forces " he gave a minute of silence as he done normally when he thought about the two people as he sighed as he took a seat
Rhydian raise d his eyebrow " so what sort of fish did you fish catch " he watched in amusement as he listened " the most likely fish you would catch here is a goldfish " he laughed through Mikaere said he did catch a giant salmon once that's a little hard to believe unless you were there " he sat back " is there any questions you have I can try and help you as much as I can " Rhydian raised his hand as he chuckled " and remember to tell Mikaere Flower power " he smirked as he raised his glass as he took a swig " it was a standard joke they both had due to Rhydian first meeting Mikaere I the 60's
"Be that as it may, I am still loathe to strike someone. I uh... I get the feeling that fighting might not really be for me." A nervous laugh bubbles past her lips that she has to tamp down. It's admittedly a lot, being thrown into an entirely new situation with a bunch of strangers. She's holding up as well as could be expected, but still, it's going to take adjusting. She listens to what he tells her quietly, remaining silent as long as he does and only speaking after a moment. "I'm sorry to hear that. My grandfather taught me about several wars, but he was an English professor not a history professor."
Autumn blinks at the sudden shift, but it's certainly a topic she knows a lot about. "Well, we were Arctic fishers. So sculpin, cod, halibut, salmon, we even did some crabbing. It's pretty hard work and the guys kept me mostly out of the nasty weather but I did a little of everything." She was by far the youngest on the boat, first boarding as a minor so they'd all been rather protective of her. She smiles a little and shakes her head at his words, thinking back to the water she'd seen when flying in. "Rivers are quite diverse and being on a mountain? I believe it. The salmon thing at least." She chuckles a little before tilting her head to the side in thought. "Uhm... I can't think of anything right off? I'll be sure to let you know if I do though. And yeah, I'll totally tell him."