With a grunt, he set to practice, throwing disk after disk at the target. Not the most widely used method of combat underground, and as such, the disks still didn't quite sit comfortably in his hands.
IC: Kehuri - Some time later
Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed. This didn't happen often, but with Kehuri that only meant lapsing into a brooding silence. His mind was a storm as he stepped into the Ussalry training arena.
The Ussalmatoran looked over. "Hey."
"Let's spar, I need to focus on something."
The matoran took a spear, and Kehuri a saperka and shield, to even out their reach some. They took fighting stances.
They were actually perfectly suited to each other's fighting styles, Aar being an aggressive attacker, and Kehuri a defensive supporter. Usually their fights ended with neither having landed a hit on the other.
"So what's on your mind?"
"Get it out."
Aar was no psychologist, but the Toa had taught him a thing or two. Talking was therapeutic. With a sigh, he started. "I don't feel like I'm accomplishing anything."
"Crime rates are pretty low."
"But we haven't made any progress on the murderer out there."
"That isn't your fault."
"I haven't given it my all."
Aar threw a stab, which Kehuri parried.
"You're not a detective."
"But I could be protecting the victims."
The Matoran launched a flurry of attacks. Kehuri let his instincts take over, as his eye was too slow to follow it all. No hit got through.
"You would have to be everywhere at once."
He was right, Kehuri knew. He shifted the subject to his other concern. "I've also been thinking about the Maru."
"Ah." Aar had heard this one before. He feinted high and struck low. Kehuri blocked high with his saperka and turned the attack aside with the shield.
"Makuta's dead. So why isn't Mata Nui awake?"
"Nobody knows. The vault probably has an answer to that."
"Probably." Kehuri threw an attack, which Aar blocked with the haft of the spear. A blow from the shield stunned him, and he took a hit to the shoulder from his friend's next attack.
"You're wondering if there really is a Mata Nui." It wasn't a question.
"As much as I don't want to admit it, yes. Thinking about that won't help, though."
"As far as I'm concerned, he's real."
Aar threw another attack, then threw himself fully at Kehuri, who jumped back and tapped his back with the saperka.
Edited by Mj. Spoilers, Dec 06 2013 - 08:25 PM.