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[X] "You do know I'm eventually going to explore alone the rest of the underworld, right?"
[X] Could you tell me what you mean by 'reset'
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Your foster mother chuckles, idly commenting, "Goodness, while winding up in Hell might be likely, exploring the whole would likely end poorly." Your owlish look earns a chuckle, not to mention a ruffle. "Don't worry about such things for now, though. As for resets... I learned of them through Rika. You see, she is a soulless creature. While she seems to be recovering after contact with souls, she was once able to do something that your mother could do, not to mention her mother before her." Sighing, she adds, "It's to do with the nature of humans. Those who feel strongly enough in a particular emotion warp reality around them."
Wow, that's kinda badass.
"Well, unless the emotion is a negative one. Such as depression. Then it's, of course, depressing. Your emotions protect you from the monsters of this land, whose souls contain not even a thousandth of the power."
Her words put a frown on your face. "Mom, you have more a soul than most people I know."
Ruffling your hair once more, the smiling wampa says, "Thank you, little bunny. Now, with that out of the way..." She pulls out a card of her own.
It's surprisingly simple, compared to your own. Just solid crimson.
"The imagery of the card depends more on one's self than any form of effort. Yours looks like an eye, for you've rather unique eyes. Mine is red, for..." She trails off. "...Still, what's important isn't the look, simply what is within." Somehow, that sounds like her earlier lesson. "Very good!"
You've put a smile on her fluff. And now you put a roll in her eyes. And now a chuckle on—
"Alright, little bunny. Enough." The smile remains fond as ever. "The reason you had such difficulty with making your first was mainly due to it being your first time using magic, not to mention not knowing how to do it. This time, on the other hand, I will teach you how to alter the card." Sighing, she adds, "I see now that you really don't need my training. You managed to appease one of the stronger residents of Gensoukyou, after all. You might stumble, you might fall down, and you might even stab me, but all is quite alright."
"Save for that one time..." After a moment, you hurriedly add, "And the stabbing!"
You receive a pawlm placed on your head, the lovely claws resting against you. "It was not your hand that did as such. Not the first time, nor the second. Just as I forgave Sumireko for the first and third time she killed me, Now, the process is simple. All you must do is focus on the card and will it with all your might to bend to your will." But what if it gets upset...? A smile graces Satori's lips. "Then you will be the one upset. These cards are an extension of a monster's, or, in your case, a human's magic.You can use any physical representation of an element or the like to make one due to this. If you truly considered a flaming stick to embody nature, then it would be a focus for nature. I would consider it one for fire, personally."
This seems awfully complicated...
"Ohh, and a new name is important. You may get teased for the name you gave it." But, but... "No buts, young lady."
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