Chapter 21: The promised matches x Learning hatsu
29th of May, the day of the match~
In the end, the masked guy didn't come to the match and we all won by withdrawal. I wondered what happened, but I guessed that Killua must have had something to do with this. The other time when he told Gon not to worry about the threatening happening ever again, he got a sinister feeling emitting from him. I wondered what he did though
The 9th of June, the day of the promised matches~
Today all of us were supposed to fight the spinning guy – Guido, that defeated Gon once before, when we had just learned what nen was. But today, it would surely be different. Gon was the first one to fight him.
The guy started by throwing spinning tops at Gon as the last time, but this time Gon didn't even bother evading. He just activated his nen and guarded himself from it, deflecting all the spinning tops as soon as they touched him. He then casted his rod line and, to everybody's surprise, it was not to trip Guido, but actually he lifted the flagstone of the ring, the one that Guido was standing and spinning on, with that, effectively bringing him down on the ground, face exposed to Gon's punch. However, Gon didn't punch him, but rather his metal support with his bare hands, making him unable to participate in the matches again, unless he had another metal support that is, and said "Listen carefully, this is a pay back. Lay your hands on Zushi one more time and next time this punch will be laid on your face!"
"Winner: Gon!" the announcer declared
Because Guido couldn't continue with the matches, I and Killua won by default again.
"Now this is the main event of the day, let's see how it will turn out!" the announcer said
"You didn't respect your promise, so I won't let you win." Killua said, smiling a bit
Next was the match between Riluberto and Killua. As soon as the match began, Killua jumped at lightning speed behind Riluberto , but the guy was able to escape Killua's gasp in time. Feeling a bit threatened, Riluberto pulled out two whips and whipped around creating a wall of defense. The referee called it the 'ultimate defense, but Killua didn't seem to think so.
"It's a special attack! Sorry, as long as I'm in this position, you have no chance of winning!" Riluberto laughed
"Why?" Killua asked casually
"You should understand by just seeing it!" he mocked "It's impossible for a normal person to distinguish the motion I'm making. Looking at the size of the ring, you have nowhere to run or hide!"
But it would seem that it wasn't the case. Killua easily grabbed the whips and secured Riluberto's movements and said "But I'm not a normal person. Sorry."
'True that… I pity him… that Riluerto….' I thought
But Riluberto had another trick in his sleeves. He pressed a button on his whip and electricity we through Killua's body. But that too didn't affect Killua. Moreover, Killua pulled the whip, effectively throwing the guy up to the sky "Electricity doesn't hurt me" Killua explained "It was part of my training against torture. When I say it doesn't hurt me, that means I can bear it. Nevertheless, I feel the pain. That's why I'm a bit annoyed"
"Ah…. AH!" Riluberto screamed
"If you hit the ground from that height you are gonna die. What should I do?" Killua hummed
"P-Please! Save meeeee!"
"Okay." Killua smiled evilly "Don't worry, I'm here."
… 'Sure you are there…. with the whips still in your hands and electricity emitting out of them… I really pity you Riluberto… Even though you have done bad things…' I thought
Riluberto fell down and Killua saved him with a princess hug and while still holding the 'thunder snakes'. The poor guy ate his own technique and fainted. "So? See how it hurts? Idiot!" Killua said
The next day was the match between Riluberto and Gon. Riluberto already had three defeats, so if Gon won, I again, would not be able to fight. And in the end, of course Gon had won, what was I thinking...
And then the fights were over. The three were defeated, we had all won three times each, Zushi was safe, and more importantly had no idea about the real reason for our fights today. Heh... I walked with Killua a little behind the others. Zushi was chatting happily towards Gon, who was smiling and nodding, not looking that angry anymore.
"But seriously" I pouted "You guy took all of my chances to fight. I won all three fights by default. That's so not funny."
"That's not our fault, Kay. That's because they are just too weak." Killua reasoned
"Even if you say so... But oh well, I don't like fighting for no reason. We have avenged Zushi and besides, we don't get money for fighting on this floor, so I guess I'll just leave it as that after all."
Back at Wing-san's house~
So it was finally time for us to learn 'hatsu'.
"If you manage to master it, you'll have all the necessary basis to control the nen" Wing-san said "So… Let's begin."
The first thing was that we had to now to which category did we belong to by using a water technique, which mean a cup full of water and a leaf on top.
"We approach without hands and start using nen. Thanks to the change that undergoes, we will know which type we belong to" Wing-san explained. We looked at the water cut and saw that the amount of water has increased and the water now was overflowing. "The quantity of water changed is the sign of reinforcement. Which means I'm the reinforcement type."
We played jan-ken-pon to decide who will go first. And so Gon was the first one. He was reinforcement type.
Next was Zushi. The leaf moved, which was a sign of manipulation.
Killua was next. However, there were no noticeable changes in the water. We wondered if Killua didn't have talent for anything at all, but Wing-san told us to try out the water and it was sweet. This meant that Killua was the transformation type.
And I was the last one. I inserted my nen and the water gradually became yellow.
"So the color of the water change, which is a sign of emission" Wing-san said "But there's something different..." he walked to the cup and tasted the water. We did the same.
"It's sweet as well" Gon noted
"It would seem so... This would mean that you are from specialization and your ability is connected with emission and transformation."
"That's really cool, Kay, you have two types of nen!" Gon said enthusiastically.
"While she can use two types of nen, she has to practice a lot more in order to master them. For example for a pure transformation type like Killua, less time will be needed to master his nen than for Kay, who is from specialization." Wing-san explained
"Oh" I sighed but recover almost immediately "That just means that I have to work a lot harder. I'll try my best."
"Alright then. During the four weeks, you'll practice so that the changes we saw will become much more flagrant."
And so four weeks later back at Wing-san's house~
Gon made the water completely overflow and Killua made the water so sweet that it tasted like honey. My cup of water was pretty much similar to Killua's, but a bit less sweet and it had a rich yellow color. It really did seem that we were tasting honey though... because the liquid was yellow.
"All three of you have passed. And you guys, Gon and Kay, congratulations on passing the secondary Hunter's exam!" Wing-san said
"The acquisition of the nen is the first condition to become a Hunter. The reason is that the professional Hunters wish to get the force that resembles them. But if it's badly used, it becomes a worrying destructive force. So it's dangerous for this exam to be publicly known. It's because of this that we only let people, who've passed the first exam to pass the second exam."
"You mean that since the beginning, you had the intention to teach us nen?" Killua asked
"Yes, all you had to do was ask. In fact, the master of kung-fu singen dojo is Netero-san. He taught me a lot about you" Wing-san then directed his gaze to Killua "Killua, don't hesitate to take the main exam again, You have all the qualities, so you won't have any problems passing it. I assure you."
"Maybe sometimes, when I feel like it" Killua blushed.
Wing-san then told us about how the others were doing. Kurapika and Hanzo have already mastered nen, Illumi and Hisoka already had if from the beginning, Leori was going to learn it after having passed the exam for medical school and Pokkuru had problems with the ren.
"Last bit of advice" Wing-san said" In you match tomorrow, don't push yourself too hard!"
Okay, this chapter was a bit short, but I wanted to make the next chapter dedicated to Hisoka vs Gon battle, so sorry about this
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