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From:aishiteru_aniki
Date:December 20th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
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Suboshi picked up another snowball. "A student? Like Yui-sama! Did you go to a school and learn all kinds of interesting things? I bet it was fun to go and be around all those people that are the same age as you. I don't know if I would like sitting around listening to someone talk all day though. I didn't even like doing what Nakago told me to do."

He tossed the snowball at the wall, watching it smash to pieces. "I don't know what tennis is. Was it fun?"
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From:13sugarcubes
Date:December 20th, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)
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He tried to remember what his schooling was like. He supposed it was all right. It was more bearable having Light with him, and with the one time of meeting Misa too. Well, the first meeting, before he found out that she was the second Kira.

"It's not such a big deal. Academic tutelage has always been somewhat simple for me. I tied with another student for the highest score on the entrance exam." L appeared so frail, so fragile, and so absurd. It was hard to imagine that he was a smart man. Hard to imagine, but definitely true.

"They have tennis on this deck somewhere. Likely in the gym." The same gym that had the scary taebo teacher. He'd only gone once and that was to scout the area. "You have... rackets, stringed implements that hit a ball over a net and to the opponent. It's pretty straight forward. I find it enjoyable, but it's also a bit difficult. Very time and energy-consuming."
From:aishiteru_aniki
Date:December 20th, 2008 06:17 am (UTC)
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Suboshi nodded as he listening. "Entrance exam? I think I remember hearing Yui-sama talk about that...you do that to get into school right? I guess they were pretty hard. Sometimes I saw Yui-sama reading school books while she was here. I didn't really understand any of it. What is a gym?" He really had been spending too much time in his room. Even the talking box wasn't enough to educate him on all the new things in this world. "I think I walked past a building with that written on it once...is that all you do there is play hit balls? Why do you need a building just to do that?"
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From:13sugarcubes
Date:December 20th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
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L leaned back against the smaller wall for the skating rink that the captain had put up. "Entrance exams are required to be passed in order to gain access to attending a school. Not all places have them, but some do. You're exactly right, Suboshi-kun. How very impressive your knowledge is."

Then he smiled a little as he looked over to his companion, "A gym isn't just for tennis. You can do other things there. It's for playing sports. It's for increasing your muscular structure and eliminating body fat. It's for passing time, basically."
From:aishiteru_aniki
Date:December 20th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
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Suboshi looked down at his stomach, "Maybe I should go to the gym. Since coming here I haven't had to fight or train like I used to. Maybe I am getting fat...or if nothing else I am probably losing muscle." He flexed his arm and poked at the muscle. "its funny...I was always sick and not very strong but when I had my powers I felt stronger. Now...I'm back to being not very strong and I don't like it." He perked up as a sudden thought hit him. "I could go to the gym and make myself stronger so that I don't need my powers to protect Yui-sama!"

He slouched a little. "Then again...she doesn't need protecting here because no one has powers and can hurt her. So it would just be a waste of time. And since I can't go back...I guess I don't really need to be strong anymore."

Suboshi tossed another snowball at the wall. "maybe I'll just go and see this tennis thing."
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From:13sugarcubes
Date:December 20th, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
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As L watched him, he couldn't help thinking that he didn't look fat or anything like that. Sure, he wasn't the most muscular person in the world, but that didn't make him far, per se. Then his ears seemed to perk up when he heard the word 'power'. Yes, he was well aware that there were those who held some kind of special power, be it magic or something else of that nature. Yet those abilities were taken by the captain and not be acted upon. Apparently.

"Muscle isn't everything. It's important to sharpen your wits as well," L replied rather matter-of-factly. "You can use more than simply your fists or magical powers to protect those you care about. It might take a little more work, but it's certainly doable."
From:aishiteru_aniki
Date:December 20th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
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Suboshi looked up at him, "Did you have any powers? Where I was only the seishi had powers and Yui-sama said no one in her world had any powers. I use to like fighting but sometimes I got alittle carried away...and careless. It was still fun though. How would I sharpen my wit? Is it useful to have a sharp wit here? Does it require going to the gym?"
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From:13sugarcubes
Date:December 20th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
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Heh. Powers, L thought to himself. The only power I really have is the one to put wanted criminals where they belong. Likely in the electric chair.

His expression softened a little, "No. I don't have any powers. Not of the ones you speak anyway. Again, one's mind can be considered a power, I suppose. Intelligence is a power. Or at least a step to power." Knowledge allowed one to obtain influence. Influence allowed one to take power into his hands. The power to be a god of sorts.

"And when I say sharpening a wit, I mean, working on your senses. Becoming more observant. Those who talk less learn more, because they're using their ears more than their mouths. It's little things like that, that contribute to your own personal assets and make you a better, and sometimes worse, person." He wasn't sure if that was the right thing to say to a youngster, but he wasn't sure if he had any other way of explaining it.
From:aishiteru_aniki
Date:December 20th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
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Suboshi scratched the back of his head. He didn't completely understand but he figured it wouldn't hurt to try and sharpen his senses. "Become more observant...talk less...That shouldn't be too hard. I don't talk to many people as it is."

"One's mind is power...My powers were based through using my mind to move things. Does that mean I will be able to sharpen my wit easier?" He wasn't quite grasping the concept but if it meant using his mind then it couldn't be too much different from doing what he was used to doing.
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From:13sugarcubes
Date:December 20th, 2008 07:39 am (UTC)
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"I'm not saying you talk too much," L corrected himself. "I'm just saying, find a balance. Sometimes you can only learn things by talking. I think you should talk with those you are comfortable with. Don't push yourself farther than necessary. Otherwise, you'll never develop as a person."

He considered Suboshi's other inquiry and he chuckled, "Not quite. That just means you can do something most people can't. Like anything you want to improve about yourself, your mentality has to encourage you. You can't rely on others to do it for you."
From:aishiteru_aniki
Date:December 21st, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
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Suboshi was lost but he tried to not look completely clueless as he nodded his head. "Got it. Talk with ones I am comfortable with...thats not very many people...and many of the ones I was comfortable with are gone." Suboshi sighed and fell backwards so that he was laying in the snow and looking up at the ceiling. "Sharpening my wit is harder then I thought and I haven't even started yet!" Suboshi wished he had his ryuuseisui back...fighting with that was much easier then this new kind of mental fighting.