Now that she had a good understanding of what Oras had been trying to say, she simply commented on how he should just try his best from now on. Hopefully over time, she would grow in the ability to discern what the other person was truly saying, verses what it appeared on the surface. If he could help train her in that, then he could send hidden messages through what would normally be general chat. If someone had the ability to listen to telepathic waves he didn't want them catching anything of importance in their conversations. Especially in a battle. At any rate he nodded to Amora in agreement. Despite how uncomfortable it was for him, he did need to try and reach out to other people. He still wouldn't open up to anyone if they seemed untrustworthy however. Jiyu had solidified that little suspicion of his. He would however try opening up if they initially seemed trustworthy... And if he couldn't tell he'd use his ability to feel emotions to ensure they weren't lying to him or anything. When he asked Amora what she believed he should do about his social life, as he had never really had one, she suggested spending time with them off duty. Try to get to know them more. He was assuming she meant other than combat tactics and such. She then used herself as an example, stating how he had just spent time talking with her, getting to know her personality. And eventually evaluating whether or not she was trustworthy. He was silent for a moment but then nodded. "I'll see what I can do. I think I know someone I can, test the idea with. At any rate there's not much I enjoy doing other than discussing topics of importance. I doubt they'll enjoy being 'social' around me in that case, but it's worth a shot nonetheless."
When Amora asked another why question he responded without hesitation. "The answer again is still fear. When someone in high power has a power so lethal and above most people's reach, and when said power is held over your head at all times, they tend not to question authority for fear of their lives. Even if they could get stronger, it's difficult to get anywhere near the power of the council. And even if someone was able to reach that point and declared war against the council, thousands of innocents would certainly die in the crossfire. By working in the shadows and reaching the council from behind their backs, we are ensuring that they will be taken down with minimal damage possible. It may not be 'honorable', 'fair', or possibly 'fun' to your eyes, but it's the best option to take them down with minimal collateral damage. When dealing with people in great power you have to remember a few things. One of them being that they don't just hold a gun to your head, but to the heads of everyone in their lands. Because they have power, they keep honorable people in line by holding civilians and families hostage without their knowing. They can also alter the media to paint the heroes as the villains. Fooling the majority of the population into believing that the council are the heroes trying to keep order and peace in Fiore, and that the assaulting group is in fact the villains trying to create chaos in the world. You remember that unprovoked war on an innocent and peaceful nation? The people were told that it wasn't innocent or peaceful, and the crowds believed it. That's what happens when you trust someone who seems good, honorable and pure, who are actually manipulative, deceitful, and abusive. They may be fooled into the villain's plans, but they are still innocent. And that's why an all out assault would never work the way we want it to."
He sighed and said it before she could. "Humans are complicated, yes they are. However there are no exceptions. You are complicated in your own ways, you just don't know it as well due to your lack of understanding of our culture and customs. Human beings are complicated by nature due to our ability to imagine, invent, create, learn, adapt, and change. It's why there are so many different cultures, religions, technologies and magics. Some are cruel and self centered. Others are noble and honest. Most are just trying to survive, or wanting to enjoy the pleasures of life before their short life is snuffed out in this unforgiving world. Regardless of how complex humans are, there is always a basic reason behind all of their actions. Mine used to be survival. Now, I'm in search of a new drive. A new passion." He looked around at the tigers and turned to Amora. "I'll let you do the hunting, but if you want I can disable their ability to teleport."
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