Jacob took the crystal glasses off to let his aura recover from the strenuous usage of observation haki, though hearing that he was meeting the expectation of these sisters, or rather he was managing to surpass their expectations, filled him with pride. He started to rest up for the moment to let his body adjust to the strain of using Observation haki to such strained extents on his first try training it.
"I did put alot of effort into it..." He says looking to Pearle after Iris hit the sandy ground, hearing her declaration that the time for his combat to start the young Captain took a deep breath and blew smoke out of his nose. If he learned anything from the last few months of his life is that while his spirit may waver his body would still stand strong against the horrors before him until its final breath. "The offensive?" He says more so for himself, not expecting or giving her the chance to answer as he speaks up again "With your devil fruit you're quite suited to withstand quite the punishment if I can guess a few applications you might use along with the fact you'll use observation haki too no doubt... In which case I can't really hold back, you'd scold me for that and it would be pretty unfair to you." Jacob smiles in his usual goofy way before he settles into a stance.
For risk of getting smacked right off the bat by talking for too long, Jacob wasted no time as he threw up a massive smoke screen before a barrage of smoke fists fly threw the smoke screen towards her. And if she did use Observation haki it would show her that Jacob intended to rush her with the same strange flaming fist attack he failed to complete during his first bout between him and Iris. Rather ballsy move to use that off the bat. And he prediction would hold true as he used the barrage to cover his flank to the left as he leaped out to the side of her with Red King burning brightly in his right hand. Though one thing that the premonition did not convey was the crushing bloodlust that hung in the air and the murderous intent that filled his eyes.
A complete flipside to his usual attitude and ultimately a gambit move to psyche the sister out to make his attack more interesting and his attempt to slip her up with presenting something completely unexpected. In truth the glare was a farce, the menacing bloodlust behind his gaze was one he gets whenever he relived the moments in Calsnova when the Red King himself threatened the lives of his crew, his family by telling him that people often lose their lives out too see and his killing them would not be raised to anything more than that. Pearle may figure out that the gaze was not something born from anything she has done and that the entire thing is just a trick, but Jacob still persisted as he threw his arm forward, unleashing the ashen flames of his punch to strike her in earnest.
As Jacob came at her, per her instructions, she actually scoffed under her breath. She stands calmly as the strike is coming at her but is staring directly at Jacob, not fooled by the smoke screen for a moment. The strike lands and sends a large cloud of smoke all around them, covering everyone's vision, but Jacob can feel a strong grip over is fist. Thanks to a fair wind the smoke screens clear relatively quick, revealing that Pearle raised her hand at likely the last moment to catch Jacob's fist in a block. Her hand is indeed coated in crystal imbued with armament haki, and upon looking to Pearle's eyes she seems most displeased. "I didn't even need observation haki to see through that, your intentions were clear as day.....!" The grip on his fist suddenly strengthens and he feels a pull, getting swung around over Pearle's head before being thrown back farther from where he started. The crystal armor of sorts dissipates from Pearle's hand as she rests it back down to her side. "Your arm is too stiff whenever you punch, and your shoulders are too tense! Too tense and you'll end up hurting yourself more than your opponent, too loose and you'll fail to hurt your opponent at all! AGAIN!"
As of Volume 6 Episode 7
Aura Reserves- 5800
Semblance Whirlwind- 2140
Crescent Rose Scythe- 1502
Crescent Rose Sniper- 2535
Crescent Rose- 2675
Aura Reserves- 1600
Ice Wall- 3200
Myrtenaster Dust Cartridges-
Time Dilation Richochet-
Arma Gigas Summon-
Queen Lancer Summon-
Push and Pull Glyphs- 3298
Time Dilation Glyph- 4548
Well I would have done a post or continued on Remnant TAS but no power. Bleh.
My power went out for about five seconds, but somehow came back on and *power literally went out at this exact moment, cutting me off from the post, and came back on but NS saves posts now so nothing lost* Oh. Well, speak of the devil. AS I WAS SAYING, everything is flooded.
Jacob's face became filled with with amazement as his attack was caught by her crystalline fist, though that quickly became worry when he felt her grab tightly to his hand and basically ragdoll him after she chewed him out about his fighting techniques and how bad it was before he was thrown back down the beach to roughly where he started. Shaking his head to get the sand out of his hear and mouth, Jacob stood back up and took an offensive posture "Even on the offensive I get my butt handed to me." He says with a smile.
He loosens up his shoulders and arms, shaking them at his sides before raising them again. Though same as before he unleashed a large smoke screen with a volley of smoke fists rushing out to meet her along with larger wads of smoke that rushed past her. If she ignored it she would see a something faintly resembling a leg in the very corner of her vision coming to strike her in the side of ehr jaw. If she moved to counter the sweeping 'leg', Jacob would rush through the smoke cloud he originally created with one arm raised in defence with the other raised with a haki imbued fist to strike her stomach and try to wind her to see just how solid her defence was now.
Pearle seems to go on guard at first with a shift in stance, but rather quickly seems to change her mind from doing much just yet, dodging the attacks coming at her with the most subtle movements possible. Adjusting her body just enough to make the incoming blows miss her entirely as she remains scanning outward. She quickly notices the leg at the corner of her vision and turns promptly to it, but almost immediately jumps over it in a spin. Already moving in for his true follow up attack this quick spin allows Pearle to see the true Jacob, landing firmly on the ground facing towards him. Both hands immediately imbued with crystal and haki she reaches out to grab Jacob's defensive arm around the wrist and holds her opposite arm down, planting it palm first into Jacob's haki infused strike. Pearle then swings both hands out suddenly and pulls forward, her forehead now imbued with a crystalline haki as her forehead meets Jacob's in kind, then quickly shifting her body to be beside his. Pearle promptly kicks Jacob in his still parallel-with-the-ground gut then releases her grip on his wrist and fist, but before he can fall she swings her leg out with a round house kick to shoo him away down the beach. These strikes certainly hurt, though Iris had hurt worse earlier, so it stands reason that Pearle is being more merciful. Likely because beating him down is not the purpose of this.
She calls out to him as he grinds himself to a halt. "Your devil fruit excels at the art of deception, but if you rely too much on that fact then if your opponent sees through your attempts to lead them on the only one who will be caught off guard is you! Deception should be a tool to get the upper hand when your opponent least expects it, not the core of how you fight, especially with potential like yours! Now come at me AGAIN!"
Even as he was kicked down the beach and getting headbutted for his attempts to attack were being so skillfully countered he couldn't help but be super impressed even after all the beat downs he was getting, still Pearle was unlike his previous opponents, neither of the sisters were. Then again they were Blazeheart's, no wonder they were so good! Jacob gets back up onto his feet and gets the sand out of his hair again, it's getting everywhere.
Hearing how his devil fruit excelled at deception that was how he preferred to use it, though he did now how to his devil fruit powers less mercilessly with the fact he could choke people out with this over time. But for now that was something for the backburner since he didn't like resorting to choking someone with smoke to win, it felt cheap to him. Or at the very least unfair. Plus this was to improve his basic combat skills and how his fighting style can synergize with his fruit, something he has been working very hard on ever since he got his powers.
Jacob didn't even drop into a combat stance this time, just hopping on the spot for a moment as smoke started to trickle out between the edges of his mouth, his body seeming to get lighter as the timing between his hops grow larger and larger, the smoke starting to turn white "White gear..." The white smoke coils around the young captain loosely forming uneven rings. This was only a step up in his gears, it didn't put a huge tax like 3rd or 4th and wasn't playing into the choking stasis of his 2nd. A pleasant style to work with overall. But now with all the prep complete he started to get to work, as his foot touched the ground again he exploded with movement as he released a jet burst of smoke in his feet to fly past her. His lighter mass made it ease to reach near soru levels of speed with sheer jet force blasts of smoke alone, he even combined some geppo style midair movements by jet kicking off of the air to bound all around Pearle leaving her in a sort of cage as he continuously bounded through the air around her.
Though the binding was not all for show. No no, Iris would immediately notice that with each kick against the air a cluster of fists tethered to the spot he kicked whiz out into the sky or distance. "Boomerang Cage!" Jacob announced as all the wide shot clusters all start rebounding from all directions to overwhelm Pearle. But Jacob was not done yet. Using his momentum he blasts himself up high into the air to twist and turn around looking back to the volleys of machinegun clusters bounding back and forth against Pearle's defence. Okay, the blows are light so I was right to augment them with the spongy nature of white gear, they spring back fast and hit hard. Now I need to use my height up here and my heaviest gear to use all my momentum into a good finisher.
The smoke in his mouth turned a dark black colour as he started to freefall down towards the fight, twisting in the air as a down spiral of smoke trails behind him. "Dark Gear..." Raising both arms up by his sides and pulling them back, the smoke billowing behind him started to form additional heavy arms of smoke, small flames starting to spark on his way down as his descent only grew faster and faster, even passing his own smoke which breaks apart when it comes into contact with the heavy dark gear. "Vesuvius... Gatling!" Jacob unleashes all the force he had in him, all the fists he made behind him as he lets loose in machinegun succession a powerful attack, the sheer force of it alone keeping him aloft for a moment before he starts falling to the sandy beach again.
Aw, he's emulating Scotti's attack from the Civil War.
"This set up takes too long, gives an opponent far too much time for a devastating attack against you! You'll need to practice and work on speeding this up!" Pearle calmly calls out, though she does seem agitated at him taking this kind of time up in the middle of training. Soon after calling this out to Jacob he zips past her, her eyes following him for the brief moment that they could before he was behind her. She stood as he started to surround her in a cage of smoke, bit by bit more and more clusters now rebounding to attack her from all directions. The Blazeheart Commander starts to dance around the cage for a time, until their number increases to a point that she can't keep up the evasion. Or at the very least, doesn't feel like applying the effort to keep doing so with the increasing numbers. Instead her body becomes coated from head to toe in her crystal fruit powers, turned black by the haki imbued into it, a defense that Jacob had already accurately assumed she was capable of before the fight even started. She then began to stand there with her arms crossed in an X over her face, simply letting the attacks bombard her body but to no results. As expected, the theoretical defense is indeed very strong. Even still, through all of this, Pearle calls out above the loud sounds being created between Jacob jetting around and smoke pistons slamming against her armor. "This is better, but still needs work! There were many holes in the cage, routes someone could take quick advantage of and escape during all the set up! Then you will have only succeeded in wasting time and energy!" It is then that Jacob launches his Vesuvius Gatling, a barrage of powerful fists sailing down at Pearle against her armored body.
Jacob lets out a scream as he puts all he can into this attack, sand being kicked up and brewing up a storm around them that limits visibility to near nothing. Yet even over this he can hear Pearle's voice over his own- "All that set up and this is the most strength you can muster out of this attack?! Your limits are impressive with that technique you used against Iris in your first fight, Fourth Gear was it?! But this----!" Jacob falls to a range where each one can now see the others through the sand and smoke, the world almost going in slow motion as he sees the intensity of this woman's eyes through the crystalline armor protecting her. "This is almost laughable----!" Abruptly Iris throws her arms out from the cross guard she had before her, instantly deflecting whatever strikes happened to get in their way as she takes a confident step forward to Jacob. She immediately charges for Jacob now that's he's in her sights, and effectively locked in his current position/state. This is what she had been waiting for. Barreling through the strikes bombarding her body they all seem to practically bound off her tough armor as she leaps up to the still falling Jacob, catching him in a clothesline over his neck and bringing him to the ground with her. She throws him down like a spiked volleyball, his body shooting cleanly into the sand to create a tunnel several meters deep just barely larger than his body. Iris lands as the smoke above ground dissipates, and the sand begins to float away with the wind. As Jacob rests at the end of the tunnel running through what he just heard and witnessed, Pearle calls out again. "Your so called gears are impressive techniques, but you rely on them too much! If you aren't using your gears you are using deception, and if you aren't using deception you are using your gears! A fighting style like yours is better suited for a paramecia user, not a logia user! I'm sure techniques of that nature helped you get to where you are now, but if you want to keep growing you NEED to learn to improve without them! A fighting style based on copying the powers of others and adapting it to better suit your own powers only serves to limit you!"
Wait is he? This must be before the final battle for Castelia cause I don't remember that.
Even as he set up his attack he was being evaluated, a good reminder that this was still a lesson and not just an a fight. Still, being critiqued on every move was maybe alittle distracting. If anything though, he was really impressed by the defensive capabilities of her fruit... Twice the defence by wearing an invincible shield. One would wonder if you could peirce such a shield with effort and haki alone... Though... It did give him an idea as he came crashing down to earth again.
Once his attack lands he held a smirk on his face No way she could just pass this one off! he thought to himself, though little did he know that in the last few moments he could see perfectly through the sand and smoke so his eyes would meet the intensities of Pearle's gaze as she called his attack laughable before she rushed him, in that slow motion moment as she clothes lined and bashed him into the sand, burying him down seven feet down with his feet just barely out of the sand. With nothing better to do in his bewilderment, the young captain listened to Pearle's advice about his gears... Do I rely on them too much? Maybe I do... But I made them to improve my combat ability... Should I just lump them all together into my normal fighting style instead of just changing it up with each level...? Thats what Pearle is going on about I think... Though she wants me to improve without them? Sounds wild... No way I can just throw them away. Jacob thinks to himself for the first few moments before he hears just what she finishes off with. 'Copying the powers of others and adapting it-'
"Copying... Hmm" The Captain thinks to himself before he gets a perfect idea. He really liked the defensive capabilities of her armour, and he figured he could replicate it some way. As Pearle stands above the hole she made with jacob she could feel the sand start to heat up as black smoke started to billow from the hole. All of a sudden sand was kicked in a huge smoke screen again as Jacob just created a new style for himself. Once the sand screen settled she and Iris could see just what he has done, smoke packed into dense shield shapes scales across his body with a smoke helmet over his head with eyes of glowing amber, heavily infused with haki making patterns similar to his Fourth gear across the new armoured body, but this was a new variant. "I can't replicate crystal but I can make something close to it. This should hold up pretty well now." He says looking up to her through the amble glow of his magic through his armour.
Reposting this to see if anyone is interested in joining.
Pearle's armor and haki vanish as she takes a step back, looking sternly at Jacob. "You said you wanted our help in training you, right..?!" Before Jacob can answer she lunges in, taking hold of Jacob's collar to twist it in her hand. She takes hold of his wrist with her other hand and slams him to the ground, pinning him. Struggle as he may, this is the moment Jacob realizes just how much stronger Pearle is than he is. "Then try to LISTEN! I say to stop adapting the powers of others, the FIRST thing you do is try to adapt my armor! You are using SMOKE to try and copy CRYSTAL! Do you not see any flaws in that?! Do you not see issues with the fact that your gears drain your stamina so much that in an extended fight you'd lose by default, that stamina drain is the exact reason you lost to my little sister! An alcoholic teenage girl!"
As Pearle says this she points behind her, over to where Iris is. That 'alcoholic teenage girl' is currently passed the hell out in the sand, sound asleep for presumably ever since she laid down in the first place. "Without your gears, you are weak, and they make you far stronger, but your gears themselves weaken you in the first place! You want us to train you so you can grow, well here's how you can grow! Reach a point where you don't have to use your gears to change the properties of your smoke, you can just do it on the fly without them! Reach a point where you don't need to enhance yourself with that Gear Fourth you can do, because you are strong enough without it so using it would only hinder you because of the drain to your stamina! YOU ATE A LOGIA FRUIT, SO STOP FIGHTING LIKE YOU ATE A PARAMECIA!!"
Aeritaian Knights of Order HQ
"Wow this is a really nice place!" Jestress said as she floated around the room as the other Knights in the room give her a strange look wondering what the goddess of chaos and insanity was doing here.
"But there's too much gold here! I mean come on guys you could use some light blue and dark purple colors on these walls."
Lucas and Ryker soon followed her into the room as she floated around the room greeting every Knight in the room.
"I hope this is a good idea Lucas." Ryker said as he sighed.
"I'm sure Ryker, as long as Jestress is with us we might stand a chance against Soul King." Lucas said as he still had hope that they could get Ray's soul back and protect the Aeritaian Omniverse.
As Lucas stood there he saw a Knight walk up to Ryker.
"Permission to speak sir?" The Knight asked.
"Permission granted." Ryker replied.
"We just got information that Soul King's armies have stopped attacking our allied multiverses. We got reports saying all of his armies went back to his Realm we no idea what he's planning." The Knight said.
"Hmmm that is troubling, is there anything else to report?" Ryker asked.
"Two more sir, our scouts last reported that Soul King is in Onka's old realm trying to break the gate that keeps Onka at bay. As for my second report sir, he using a Monster's soul from the Storytale Multiverse." The Knight explained.
Lucas's attention was soom caught when he overheard that Soul King's location has been discovered and that he was using a Monster soul to try and break the barrier.
"Ryker we need to go now! Soul King may be using both the power of Ray's and Nexus's soul to break Onka out of his prison." Lucas said.
"Even if that is true we can't risk fighting Soul King head on, knowing him he might be planning on ambushing our entire army with his army as soon we enter Onka's Realm." Ryker said.
"Plus we will need to rally our allied multiverses."
"Don't worry Ryk! Me and Lucas could just teleport there and soften up Soul King until you get your armies ready to attack!" Jestress said as she floated towards them.
"You two against Soul King? That just seems impossible what if you lose like last time?" Ryker asked.
"Last time Soul King caught us by surprise, but now that we know his true powers we will be ready to fight him no matter the odds." Lucas said.
"Alright I'm just going to guess you two are done talking? If so lets go!" Jestress said as she placed her hand on Lucas's shoulder and teleported out of the room in a pile of cards.
Both Lucas and Jestress appeared in Onka's Realm as they looked around they saw that the Realm was flat with ashes on the ground. Far away in the distance was a dark purple glowing gate with cracks on it.
"So I guess that's the gate that keeps Onka locked away?" Lucas asked.
"Yep that's the one! Though it looks like its in bad shape!" Jestress pointed out.
"Soul King must already be trying to break the gate open..." Lucas said as he walked towards the gate with Jestress following close behind.
As the two of them neared the gate they could see Nexus chained up screaming in pain as his soul energy is being taken away by Soul King as he uses both the powers of Ray's and Nexus's souls to break Onka free.
"Soul King!" Lucas yelled to get his attention.
Soul King soon stopped what he was doing, and he turned to face Lucas staring at him with his blue glowing eyes.
"So you survived..." Soul King said with a hint of annoyance in voice.
"I'm a little hard to kill Soul King, you'll pay for what you done to my home." Lucas said as he summoned his two swords ready to fight Soul King.
"Ah, so you want a rematch? What makes you think you can beat me this time?" Soul King asked as he took his cape off letting it blow away in the ash filled wind as he summoned his axe and letting rest on his right shoulder.
"You may have Jestress on your side boy, but she is a lower Divine Being while I'm a higher Divine Being."
"Careful there big guy! Pride is a deadly sin!" Jestress said as she summoned her own weapons.
"I know I will win... Once I deal with you two I shall unleash Onka and have him destroy the entire Aeritaian Omniverse after that I shall seal him away again and recreate the Omniverse where everybody lives in peace and balance!" Soul King said as he jumped high into the air and then slamming his axe on the ground with force sending out a large blue shockwave towards Lucas and Jestress.
Both Lucas and Jestress dodged the shockwave attacks and charged at Soul King with their attacks. However, Soul King blocks every attack with his left hand before pushing them away with a magical push. Both Lucas and Jestress recovered from the push as they get ready for another attack on Soul King. Niether of them said a single word during the battle as the sounds of clashing metal and magic filled the air. As the battle progress all three of them began to get tired with each step a cloud of ash would be kicked into the air covering the fighters with it.
"This is a nice warm up! But now the time for games is over behold my true power!" Soul King said as he used Ray's soul inside to increase his power.
Using his increased power he lit his axe on fire covering it with a blue flame as he swung it sending out fire attacks towards Lucas and Jestress hitting them in the process. Though the attacks were powerful Lucas and Jestress kept on fighting not letting their guard down at all as they slashed at Soul King. Lucas was soon knocked away from Soul King leaving Jestress to face him.
"Have to admit big guy... Your strong, but lets not forget the fact your using a soul to increase your power is cheating!" Jestress said.
"Kinda sad your using a mortal's soul."
"A heavy price to pay to further my plans." Soul King said.
"Well hate to break it to you buddy! But your plans are insane! And that's coming from someone who is the defination of insanity itself!" Jestress said.
"You wouldn't understand anyway, you are just a clown! Nothing more, nothing less." Soul King said mocking her.
"Pfft who cares if I am a quote on quote 'clown' I was created to be that way silly!" Jestress said as she charged at Soul King.
But as she charged at him Jestress fell on the ground as her floating magic stopped wondering what happen she looked at Soul King as a orb of light is held in his hands.
"Heh... Heh... Looks like you took my Divine Energy big guy. That ain't fair game..." Jestress chuckled nervously.
"This is no game... Once I kill you there will be no chaos nor insanity in my new Omniverse." Soul King said as he began raising his axe ready to strike down Jestress.
"Leave her alone Soul King!" Lucas called as he kicked Soul King in the head knocking his helmet off and making him stagger backward and dropping his axe
Soul King looked up in anger as his long black hair flowed in the wind as he charged at Lucas with full force punching him in the stomach as the wind is knocked out of him and he is sent flying in the air before landing on the ash filled ground.
"You are trying my patience boy... I do not have time for you instead I'll let my armies tear you two apart." Soul King said as he snapped his fingers and in a cloud of dark blue smoke Soul King's armies appeared both mortal and undead soldiers made up the entire army.
"Make their deaths slow and painful... Do not show mercy." Soul King commanded them as he walked towards the gate.
Hearing his command the Soul Army began marching slowly to Lucas and Jestress. Lucas sat up as he saw Soul King's army slowly march towards him and Jestress, all seemed hopeless until Lucas heard a voice.
"Come on Lucas this isn't a place to die." The voice said helping him and Jestress up.
"Ryker?" Lucas asked.
The Knight Commander nodded with a smiled at Lucas as he looked over to see Soul King's army marching towards them.
"Looks like we made it just in time too." Ryker said.
"Who's we?" Lucas asked.
As if that was on cue multiple flashes of yellow light appeared in the realm with the Aeritian Knights of Order stepping out first into the realm following them is every species from each different multiverse within the Aeritaian Omniverse each ome having different technologies, war machines, and creatures as they charge towards Soul King's army before finally clashing into each other.
Soul King looked as the Aeritian Knights of Order and its multiversal allies started fighting his army. Soul King knew this would be the final battle... This battle would be the battle to end all battles.
This battle would deterimine the fate of the Aeritaian Omniverse.
As Jacob lay face down in the sand and listened to everything Pearle was telling him what he was doing wrong. To his credit though he could barely feel her grip through the armour that he crafted around himself. She doesn't know... Hearing that his fighting style wasn't working well with his type was his downfall She doesn't understand... It doesn't matter that his gears burn his body, it'll just heal anyways, the pain will make him stronger. He doesn't need to fight like a Logia, people will expect him to fight like that SHE WASN'T THERE! It was pointless to learn how to fight like that, against true monsters it doesn't matter just how you fight. As long as you can adapt and have luck you can survive, sticking to a fighting style is pointless. "Like I care what fruit I ate!" Turning his shoulder joint and neck to smoke to smoke and twisting himself within his armour he uses both feet and boots through his armour to fick into Pearle's stomach to get her off of him before he gets up with the armour disappointing around him, his eyes filled with crazed desperation, his armour warping around him along with his haki as he relived the crushing helplessness and fear that he felt back in Calsnova. All that suffering done at his hand because he couldn't keep his mouth shut. "Why does it matter when people expect me to fight like a Logia?! THEY KNOW MY NAME!! THEY KNOW MY FRUIT!! WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL IT MAKE IF I LEARN TO FIGHT LIKE THAT OR NOT?! THERE IS NONE!!"
A single week spent trying to convince himself that he was fine was now blowing up in his face as the pressure was getting to him to improve. Day after day that's all he tried to do in an effort to grow stronger and protect his crew, his family from monsters like Enkara. No matter how pointless that endeavour was in reality that's all he's done instead of trying to deal with his mental state. Probably not the best time to have a mental breakdown all things considered, but given all that's happened to him from the civil war to the recent mutiny it was ultimately just a matter of time before all that stress came to rear its head. He just pushed himself far too hard far too soon.
A part of Pearle simply wants to walk away from this right here and now, deeming him a lost cause that they can't help. There's no chance of proper growth for someone who insists on stunting that very growth. But she can tell there's something deeper than that going on here, something he needs to work out.
And she'd be happy to work him through forcefully it if that's truly what he needs.
She half allows herself to be kicked off of him and offers no resistance towards it beyond the force she had already been using to pin him. She takes a few steps back from being kicked off while Jacob yells and screams, finally reaching the boiling point that both sisters are woefully unaware of how much he actually needed. "THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT YOU ARE WASTING EFFORT FIGHTING HOW YOU ARE! You're wasting energy needlessly, wasting time learning it! How you fight is going to prevent you from growing much farther than you already are! All these gears and special tricks, trying to use your smoke to copy powers you've seen others use, do you honestly think you can grow by using the power of others?! I've never seen a logia fight like you and your style has its merits for the level you're at, but moving forward you have to grow past them! You have to learn to fight with your own abilities and techniques instead of copying what you've seen! Adaptability is important, and you have that in spades, but you can't just adapt to defeat people who are simply out of your league! You have to get stronger, reach their level or even surpass them!"
And need it he did, what he was doing up until now pretending that everything was fine was super unhealthy for him. Physically and mentally, no one besides those who were there in Calsnova could really understand what happened, and he didn't even want to think about how he would go about explaining everything that happened to someone. But now that he finally blew up it was a chance to actually recover from what happened, though how that was going to happen was another problem entirely.
He didn't even need to think that hard to know that surpassing a monster like Enkara was impossible... But... Did he need to surpass him? That little thought popped into his mind from nowhere after hearing Pearle shout back to him. It was enough to give him pause as that crazed desperation and all the fear and worry just, well, wet up in smoke. Much like the warped armour and his haki as his body just gave out from all the stress, landing flat on his back with a sandy thud. It was really unlikely that beings like him existed in the Blue sea, and even more unlikely that they would go after him... I... I don't need to be stronger than him. I just need to be strong enough to protect what's important... I shouldn't gauge my home by the monsters that live here... I'll leave that to my cousins and their impossible Vampire friend... No man should be that strong... He says remembering back to Sam's fight with Enkara and how he overcame the gap after so much stress and all the nightmares that Enkara inflicted on him and his wife. Makes me think though... Can anyone get that strong under the right scenario? Maybe that could have been me if things were different... Naah... That could never happen.
Jacob lay there steaming against the sand beneath him as he looked up to the sky beyond him, his brother lucas being the one to step up and be nearby just incase he starts going off again. "... So how are two paramecia's gonna teach a logia how to stop acting like a paramecia...?" He weakly gets out to Pearle, a smile returning to his face while Lucas just sighs happily that his little brother was somewhat back to normal as he stays sat at the with his feet off the side. Speaking to himself "Jacob you idiot... You're gonna have to really make it up to those girls for going off like that. And to the crew for making them worry so much."
"That can't be it...there has to be more waiting to boil over. I'll have to keep an eye on that." Pearle's stern, angered expression relaxes and becomes more neutral. Without a word she walks up to Jacob who now lays in the sand, paying no mind to the arrival of Lucas, and just kicks Jacob in the side to pry him out of the sand and send him over some odd feet, flipping onto his stomach like a pancake. Iris continues to sleep, passed out drunk with no knowledge of anything that's happening. "Do NOT yell at me or my sister like that again, understand?!" The kick wasn't too hard, so it didn't hurt much, though it was certainly enough to make that side feel a tad sore. After all it was enough to move him like that, out of sand, which if you've ever played golf you'd realize actually makes for quite the game changer in terms of effort involved. Pearle pats down her body as she talks calmly now, brushing off the sand from herself now. "No one can really teach someone how to use their fruit, but they can push them in the right direction. And more importantly, pull them back from the wrong direction if need be. In short we can't really tell you how to properly use your fruit, but we can definitely tell you how NOT to use it. While your gears are impressive and clearly very effective, they'd be more beneficial to a paramecia's skill set. Correct me if I'm wrong but you based them off the paramecia fruit, the gomu gomu no mi, right? More specifically Straw Hat Luffy's techniques with it? I noticed more than a few similarities. That alone is all the evidence needed to prove you're looking in the wrong direction when it comes to improving your fruit powers."
Sleep <<<< Binging anime until I pass out.
Really though, I should be getting to sleep XD
Edit: Just finished another episode. Really, I should be getting to sleep....one more.
Edit 2: Crap
Now, this entirely depends on what anime you're watching senpai
As for me, listening to Com Truise >>>> Sleep. :P (Okay, I don't stay up until something like 3 am, of course, but still, it can go well over midnight.)
BIC: Pearle was definitely wise to assume that more may boil over, for now though he pretty much shorted his panic out with a stray thought so he may be stable for the time being. Jacob holds his side with the slight soreness of her kick, knowing that she could have done much worse so all in all he was pretty glad that she wasn't overly mad at him. Taking the shouting head on as he sits up and bows his head "I understand, I shouldn't have blown up like that. I'm sorry for shouting like that." He says looking back up as he rubs the back of his head "I guess I wasn't as stable as I thought. But I'm better now. Thanks you for putting up with that."
Jacob gets back up from the ground as he pats himself down, making smoke hands to do the same all over before he listens up. Though when she brings up the legendary straw hats Captain his gaze moves from Pearle to glancing off to the side. Seems she was right on the money on that assumption. "Maybe I did, he was a big deal for me growing up alone so I did fashion afew of my moves after his. And I don't have any Logia's to fashion myself after... At least no good ones. There was a marine captain but... I'd rather not think about him."
"He certainly left an impact on every generation. Though from here lets not think about fashioning your style after someone else, lets think about what just works best. Being inspired by the moves of someone else can lead to great things, but ripping them off is a little on the nose." Pearle crosses her arms, only now really even noticing Lucas exists. Her gaze floats to him and stares him down, this being the first time she's even really seen him, or anyone in Jacob's crew besides the Captain himself. "I have a feeling that with the right training you can learn to use all the powers your gears provided you, without having to actually use your gears."