Eyes of the Mind

Cap 4 - In Iron Fists Part 1

After that disastrous mission, the team was divided by the hour, despite having shown great results in the fight against the demons, the elders thought it better that the youngsters were better trained.

While Carlos was seriously injured, Jean began to command his masters apprentices for the time being, Vitor returned to being trained by his master Mary while Hyper went in search of deeper training to improve his magical powers.

While Sebastian was recovering from his injuries, Haruka had no one to train with, the elders didn expect anything to put Speack to help the girl with her training, but the hunters training was indeed complicated, Speack was a telekinesis user, her weapons Favorites were her collection of cutting discs, the hunter could control about 20 discs consecutively, at that time Haruka was in a very difficult situation, Sebastians training was nothing compared to Speacks training.

— Lets go Haruzinha! You need to improve your reflexes! And no use of Sebastians enhancement technique or his magic.

The girl was going through the training that many apprentices of the hunter Speack had been seriously injured, Speack was a kind of sadistic woman, her way of being was just a way to hide her real intentions, the hunter was known for not giving any kind of slack to his students, with Haruka it was no different, after his last mission Speack couldn help but analyze the girls results, his reports of the fight against the prime class demon were what led Speack to come up with a training plan for the girl, to improve the girls reflexes were her main objective.

”What kind of hellish training is this guy? — Haruka said as he dodged Speacks fast discs. ”

”The coolest thing I could think of in two minutes Haruzinha, but don worry, you
e adapting well, deviating from the 3 discs, I think its time to double up to 6, right? ”

”What?! Are you crazy? It will end up killing me! ”

”Come on, youll adapt quickly, after your last mission, one of the world hunters showed interest in training you Haruzinha, but I couldn let it, after all I had already seen you first, and Dao Xan is not a good master , he is focused only on the hunts related to demons, he keeps saying hes going to kill the Unbeliever at the end of time and so on, in short, hes boring as hell. ”

”And whats this crazy one like there? ”

”Let me see, hes tall, hes exuding high levels of spiritual energy, he has a very well-trained body, hes a very strong fighter, hes at the top of the world ranks, they say he hasn become a supreme-rank hunter yet. willingly. ”

”Supreme ranking? I thought that few would have the chance to reach that level. ”

”Don call me Aunt Haruzinha! But in fact you are correct, over time the number of people qualified to become supreme rank hunters has dropped a lot, it is something very difficult to happen, currently there are only 4 supreme rank hunters and 1 celestial rank hunters. ”

”Celestial rank ”

Speak was uneasy for a moment, after Elder Mirandas project went into effect, climbing the ranks was increasingly difficult, there were several ranks until then, Beginner, Apprentice, Drone, Visionary, Crimson, Specialist, National, World, Supreme and Celestial, in question the Celestial was a rank of hunters that almost no one had a chance to see, even in the past it was not very normal to see a celestial hunter, currently there was only one hunter in that rank, her name was Iris, she was known for her indeed peculiar magic, she had an extremely strong control over matter, her strength was something unreal, after being promoted to the rank of celestial hunter, Iris left her organization known as Supreme Calamity Control, CCS was one of the most of hunters until the hunters exit.

Just remembering that figure, Speack felt a shiver run through her body, Iris had a disturbing magical power, many treated her as an absolute entity around the world, her deeds said the girl had fought alone against two classes of S rank threats, but Iris didn like that attention at all, it was one of the things that led the hunter to isolate herself from humanity.

”Mrs? Are you awake? Hey! Is anyone there? — Haruka asked as she ran her hand in front of Speacks face. ”

”Ah! I gave a slight blank, but where were we? Lets actually start training now, Im going to raise the difficulty Haruzinha, now its going to be 10 discs. ”

”What?! What do you mean 10?! ”

”Come on! I promise you will not leave intact. ”

Haruka was not in good hands, being trained by Speack was something the girl was sure would not be easy, with the rules imposed by the hunter the girl was in great difficulty, the girl couldn stop, her eyes didn stay still at any time , her analysis was accurate, but still not fast enough, at that moment the girl needed to analyze 10 objects moving differently and attacking randomly, Speack on the other hand was just playing with the girl, little by little the hunter started to attack faster and more often.

”Hey! Thats it man! You
e making it very complicated, aunt! — Haruka said as she ran and dodged the quick attacks of the 10 discs. ”

”Haruzinha, don get me wrong, but you
e a hunter, in addition to being a soul user, your existence is already a danger to us, do you remember what that man said? ”

”Speack was saying as she stared at the girl seriously with a cold look. ”

”What are you talking about man?! ”

”Relax, don get too excited, keep your focus on the records. Continuing on, that man with the smile mask, he said that he absorbed the soul of your enemies, thats a soul magic skill, something you have, so what are the chances that youll end up betraying humanity and become an equal assassin he in the future? ”

”Stop talking nonsense, aunt! Im not like that crazy one, Im training because I need to get stronger, I have a lot of questions, for that I have to beat that guy. ”

Speacks words made the girl nervous, but for a slight moment Haruka noticed something different, something she hadn noticed until then while talking to Speack.

”Exactly Haruzinha, have you noticed now? ”

Haruka in that short moment dodged the 10 disks without noticing, her body was moving practically alone, dodging the quick attacks of the disks, the girl was just using her senses to dodge the disks.

After getting where she wanted to go, Speack began to slowly stop the disk attacks, while Haruka was perplexed by what had just happened, while Speack was pleased.

”Haruzinha, your eyes are indeed a triumph in fights, but you trust them a lot, we humans have many senses beyond sight, if you can master your senses like you did now, you will not become a slave to your vision. ”

”Mastering all my senses, how can I do this? ”

”Its very simple Haruzinha, our mind does all the work, you can adapt very quickly to confrontations, but you only use your vision for that, if you can focus on your other senses, you can become the most powerful combatant of all here . ”

The girl had no idea where to start, but Speack had an idea of what to do, her plan was to deprive the girl of her triumph, making her develop her other senses by force.

”Haruzinha, Ill take your vision. ”

”Are you stoned?! ”

”Don worry, Ill return your sight after you develop your other senses better. — Speack said approaching slowly towards the girl, the hunter then placed her hands over the girls eyes, using an ancient technique, the hunter left Haruka completely blind momentarily. ”

” ”Wow! This is amazing… Ill tell you, its really cool, but I didn like it one bit. ”

”Very well Haruzinha, I know you can see anything, don worry, this technique will be over in an hour, so until its over, you should focus your mind on all your other senses. ”

”Man… Im already wanting to give up, is there how? ”

”No, lets get started! — Said Speak, lifting her records again. ”

After Speacks scream, Haruka began to train her focus on her senses, the training was complicated, the girl at first wasn doing very well, the hunters discs were doing serious damage to Haruka, every hit the girl received was painful, but even with her wounds growing, the girl was still steadfast in her training.

After a while in that insane training, Haruka was already starting to recover her eyesight, the girl had advanced a lot in her training, but it was far from perfect, Speack on the other hand was interested in the girls advances, for the hunter that kind of adaptation was not something that could be considered human.

”Haruka. ”

”Yes maam. ”

”Its middle of nowhere… But are you human? ”

”Eh? What are you talking about, auntie? What do I look like to you? Haruka asked as she rubbed her own eyes that were still cloudy. ”

”… ”

Speack was intrigued, despite the girls advances, Speacks real motivation was not actually Harukas training, she was studying the girl, that kind of adaptation was not normal, Speack had already trained many hunters, but had never seen anyone like Haruka.

”Its good for today, go to Haruzinhas house. said Speack as he turned away from the girl. ”

”What? Its the first time youve released me so quickly, did something happen auntie? ”

”No… I just need to solve some problems, until tomorrow Haruka. ”

”I understand, until tomorrow, aunt. ”

Haruka wasn an idiot, she knew something was wrong with Speack, the girl still had that mans words in mind.

Turning her back, Haruka gathered her belongings and headed towards the exit door, what the girl most wanted to do at that moment was to leave the ACP, the environment without her master proved to be very heavy and strange, it was as if the girl had a target on her back for the other hunters, it made her uncomfortable.

”Hey! Haruzinha! screamed Speack as he waved his hands at the girl. ”

”Hmm? What do you want auntie? ”

”Lets play a different game tomorrow, something more fun. ”

”Como assim um jogo mais divertido? Que papo estranho, você joga pro outro time tia? ”

”Haruka said while trying to play with the hunter. ”

”Who knows maybe. Speack replied as he slowly popped a lollipop into his mouth. ”

”Yeah… Now it got a little weird, Im going to get out of here. ”

”Bye Haruzinha! ”

The girl at that moment did not know what the hunters true intentions were, but had no interest in staying to find out either, Haruka was busy solving one more problem, her sword had been destroyed by the G in her last mission, retrieving the weapon was something impossible , buying another one was an interesting choice, but the girl had no idea where to buy it, considering that her old sword was a weapon that her mother used to decorate, she didn know where to buy a new one.

”Why is finding a simple katana so difficult? Its a damn Japanese sword. — Haruka wondered as she ran her hand through her hair. ”

The girl had been looking for a seller for days, but still hadn found a reliable one, she was in many places and websites, but a katana for hunters was something difficult to find, it was not a very conventional weapon.

After much looking for the girl, she was already losing hope, she had already visited many stores and websites, but nothing caught the girls attention, without much to do, the girl decided to stop searching for now, as she prepared to return to home something caught the girls attention.

The girl soon focused her vision on the narrow passage that was between a store and an abandoned building beside her, motionless in a dark, was a truly frightening figure, that being was seriously staring at the girl.

”Little girl, I had my eye on you a while ago. – Said the creature in a hoarse and half-choked voice. ”

”And who the hell are you? A molester? Haruka asked as she slowly walked away from the narrow passage with a rather serious look. ”

The figure was silent for a few seconds, then suddenly the shadowy figure started to approach the girl, Haruka at the same time got into combat position, but at the same moment the girl realized that she didn have her sword anymore.

”Oh hell, my bad luck improves every day apparently. ”

”Don be afraid, child… – Said the creature as it approached, bent forward. ”

As the figure approached, the street light began to lighten the scary being, the girl immediately realized that it was a shinigami, with each step of the creature the hunter became even more nervous, without her weapon she could not defend herself, shinigami were known to be lethal, running away from one was impossible, their strength and speed were frightening, and their magic from the dead was a nightmare for any hunter.

”So buddy, Im kind of unarmed as youve certainly noticed, what do you think we forget about this talk? I promise that later Ill call you so we can see a movie. – Haruka said as she looked around looking for a way to escape from that situation. ”

”… ”

The skeletal figure full of rotting flesh on her face continued to approach, even knowing that running away from it was impossible, Haruka began to prepare to run as fast as she could.

”Wait child, I didn come here to harm you. – Said the shinigami as he reached his long arm covered by his black tunic towards the girl. ”

”It was bad, but this coming from a scary skeleton in an alley is as confident as walking around with an Iphone next to a toe full of grime. ”

Haruka then turned to run, however before she had a chance to run the shinigami was already in front of her.

”Boy, what you did was so much of a horror movie cliché… – Haruka was saying as she backed away from the terrifying creature. ”

”… ”

The girl had no reaction, but inside she was totally scared, Haruka had no way to escape the creature and without her weapon her chances were even smaller.

”Child, I came here to offer you something. ”

”Ill have to refuse, my mother told me not to accept anything from strangers. ”

”I guarantee youll like this. – Said the shinigami as he put his hand inside his tunic, all worn and torn. ”

Haruka started to prepare for the worst, the shinigami then took a katana from inside his tunic in perfect condition, the girls eyes when they saw the sword were enchanted, the creature in slow movements began to stretch its arm towards the girl, handing the sword to her.

”I ask you to accept this gift. ”

”Given horse you don look in the teeth, but why are you giving me this? – Haruka asked as she took the sword in both hands. ”

”I was defeated by a human in the spirit world, he gave me two options, die or give this sword to you, although your request was strange I didn have many options. ”

”You could have accepted and never come to hand me over, you know that, right? ”

”I know this well, child, however that man would soon find out, so the little time I would have taken would be over in seconds. ”

”And who is this man you speak of? ”

”Hes a hunter like you, his strength goes beyond any human Ive ever faced in the spirit world, he also wears a strange mask. ”

”Mask?! ”

The girl knew well who the shinigami was talking about, Haruka didn know what to think at that moment, the man had sent a sword directly to her, the girl had no idea if she could trust that creature too.

”Where is he… – When Harukas eyes turned to her face, the shinigami was already gone. ”

While holding the sword the girl kept thinking about the masked man, she was determined to discover his motives.

The next day Haruka was getting ready for her training, the girl had no way to hide her restlessness, while she was getting ready to leave the house the girl noticed something out of the ordinary, the girl lived in a very normal building, it was located in a very open city, being something common and easy to find the girl did not think they would find her, however the girl did not expect that Speak with an unknown girl were in front of her door.

”Hey, Haruzinha! Open the door, lets talk a little bit. – Speack was saying as she calmly knocked on the wooden door. ”

”What kind of stalker are you?! And who is this girl with you? ”

”Thats Shadow, nice name right? I chose it. ”

”Are you her mother? ”

”Its like that, Haruzinha. ”

”Very cool, now get out of here! ”

”No Haruzinha, I have many questions for you before your training, such as, who was that shinigami that was with you last night? ”

A shiver ran down Harukas spine, knowing Speack was following she had taken the girl by surprise, at that moment she didn know what to do.

”What are you talking about, aunt? Are you stoned? ”

”Don try to lie to me Haruzinha, this guy here can lie. ”

When Haruka looked through the peephole of the door, she saw Speack holding the shinigamis head, at that moment the girl was in shock, she didn know what the creature had said or if she could lie in that situation.

”Ah! That uncle there? I remembered, he gave me a cool sword yesterday, but that was it. ”

”Hmm, a shinigami to give someone something for free, how unusual, very unusual actually… Ill ask you to open the door again, otherwise Ill open it by force. ”

Haruka didn have many choices, the girl slowly opened the door for the hunter, while the door opened the girl began to think about how she could escape from that situation.

Keeping eye to eye with the hunter, the girl became serious, she knew that anything she said without thinking could cost her life.

”So Haruzinha, could you explain to me why the shinigami gave this sword to you? – Speack asked with a calm smile as he held the shinigamis head. ”

”I wish I could say I know, but I have no idea, he just came up an alley and handed me her. ”

”It seemed to me that you talked a lot Haruzinha, I feel that you are hiding something from me, you can tell me, I promise to keep it a little secret. ”

”… ”

”So… what did you guys talk about? ”

”About my mother. ”

”Your mother? ”

At that moment the only thing Haruka could do was to disguise the situation, she took advantage that Speack didn know much about her mother, so she took advantage of the moment to hide her conversation with the shinigami.

”My mother was dragged into the spirit world a long time ago, I was asking the shinigami if he had found someone like her. ”

”And why would you ask that creature that? ”

”In the fight against G, before he went through the portal, I saw a person in the spirit world, that person was my mother, I couldn pass up the chance to know where she was. ”

”… ”

”This is the reason why Im training, I want to become stronger to find my mother in that world too. ”

”I see…intriguing indeed, for a human to survive in the spirit world, who exactly was her mother? ”

”She was a normal housewife, I don remember her being anything but that. ”

”I see… Lets get back to our training then. – Speack said as he threw back the shinigamis head. ”

As the hunters faced each other, Shadow opened a portal to a kind of black desert.

”What the hell is this aunt? – Haruka asked as she looked perplexed at that place. ”

”You didn want to go to the spirit world Haruzinha? Heres your chance, lets take a tour there. ”

While Haruka looked at the spirit world through the portal her mind was totally blank, entering that world was something totally unexpected for the girl, she didn know if she could trust Speack, but the girl wanted to get stronger, the spirit world was her best chance .

”Okay… Lets go then, auntie. – Haruka said as she picked up her new katana. ”

”Thats it, Haruzinha! ”

Haruka along with the two hunters crossed to the spirit world without knowing what awaited her, the only thing she knew was that Speack was dangerous, the fact that they were going to the spirit world gave total freedom for the hunter to do what she did. want with the girl, even with that in mind Haruka didn think twice, she wanted to know what the other side was like.

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