Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Q&A with Mira, Part 2: Warren

Since the situation had become a little uncomfortable, I decided to change the subject "Speaking of Warren, what does he do?"

 "Warren is our combat specialist." Mira's demeanor had completely changed. While she was rather formal when she described Tobias, she loosened up in an instant when Warren was brought up. It seemed like she held him in very high regard. "He is the one who taught us everything."

She went to talk about the various styles that he had taught. Upon her request, I will not list the various styles. What I can say is that he is has served in a couple special ops units, received..I guess you can call it unofficial training, and some fighting styles that were self-taught.

"So he teaches all of you?"

"Yes, he trains us in groups. He takes those of us who are just beginning training and trains us in basic combat styles. He observes us for about a year and then splits us up based on what we excel at and what our flaws are. Those who are split up have two separate classes. One for mastering our strengths and one for improving on our weaknesses, at least to the point where they are not too much of a hindrance."

"Christ, how does he manage to do it?"

"Devotion I suppose. He says that fighting and training others are two of the things he loves most in life."

"So what, he's like a blood knight?"

Mira tilted her head slightly. The question had obviously gone right over her head. I should've known that she wasn't familiar with tropes.

"I mean is he like some war monger? Is he one of those guys who is like 'Screw winning, losing, motivation, morality and whatnot. I wanna fight!' or all like 'Maim!! Kill!! Burn everything to the ground!!'? Does he intentionally hinder himself to make the fight last longer?"

Mira perked an eyebrow "Um...I do not think that is how it is. He just says it 'gives him a rush'. He is very quick and efficient in what he does."

"So why does he love training others?"

"He has never really gone into any detail about. In my personal opinion, I think it is because if he dies, everything he has learned can live on through others.If that makes any sense."

"It does. Well, for me anyway. So I noticed you kind of..perked up, when I brought up Warren."

She blushed slightly, I'm assuming because I caught her with her guard down, "As I told you earlier, Father picked Tobias and Warren to build the Eyes with him. I think it is because they both share the qualities of Father from two different points of view. Tobias is very intelligent and analytical. However, he is rather distant because he needs to make sure that he can evaluate us properly. Warren however shares Father's combat skills and his..fatherly attitude towards us. He always makes sure we are okay and gives us advice when we have problems."

"So you have a strong mentor-student relationship with him then?"

"Yes. That is a good way to describe it."

"Thank you. I think that is all the questions that I have to ask you."

Hearing her descriptions of both Tobias and Warren, I wondered if The Grigori was using them to determine which one would be his successor. I can't really figure out which one would be the best choice.

I've also really been thinking about what Mira said about Warren's love of training. How everything he has learned can live on through others. Maybe on some psychological level that's what I've been trying to do with Kenny and why I've admittedly kind of been forcing it on Sanna via e-mail.

I mean, obviously I don't want them to get killed but..I'll be honest. At this point I have a gut feeling that I have at most a year, maybe a little longer. I want to know that I've had some kind of impact. That I can help as many people as I can. Especially after my massive fuck-up.

I think that as long as what I know and what I've learned can live on through others, I think I can die without any regrets.



  1. A person never truly dies until he is forgotten completely, a wise lesson my father taught me many years ago.

    No matter what you do, you will live forever, because there are people who will remember, no matter if you taught them anything, or not.

    Why do you say that you have a year left? A gut feeling? Or do you know something you're not telling us?

    - Mr. Incognito.

    1. Thank you. I really needed that.

      It's just a gut feeling on the time have left. I've lasted longer than the average Runner. My luck is going to run out at some point.

      I kind of wish being a Runner was like being a rapper. I mean with rappers, once you turn 30 you are pretty much in the clear from getting shot up. Why can't it be that when you manage to survive being a Runner for 3+ years you have a better chance of Slendy leaving you alone.


    2. Hope your gut feeling is wrong, your a valuable soldier in this war, losing you would be a shame.

      I don't think IT ever leaves anyone alone, but who knows.

      Good luck.

      - Mr. Incognito.