Gather Your Thoughts Dec 29, 2018 20:58:07 GMT -6
Post by Chime on Dec 29, 2018 20:58:07 GMT -6
Chime nodded excitedly as Tarch seemed to understand what he was getting at, "Yeah, exactly! The rainbow thing is a good metaphor, I'll have to remember that one. It's kinda like that saying, too, with the forest and the trees...? But I think yours is better." He nodded again, and went silent as the young Saiyan closed his eyes and tried focusing. His mouth twitched up into a smile at the comment on their power levels, but he didn't actually respond, as he didn't want to break his new friend's concentration.As he watched, Tarch's demeanor changed from calm and serene to anxious and upset. Chime could see it in his expression, and was about to say something when the boy's aura flared out. He raised his hands up, instinctively, but didn't actually reach out. He'd grabbed Tarch by the arm and spooked him enough today, it would be best to leave him alone. Thankfully, Chime didn't have to do anything, as a second later the boy opened his eyes and began talking again. For a moment, Chime had been worried he'd get lost in his own head and memories, but it seemed the little Saiyan was more resilient than that. Chime let out a sigh before he replied."...You're here, but it sounds like your mind is still back on Namek. Whenever you clear your mind, all the bad memories come up, right? You need to find something else to focus on. To keep you present in the moment, and not in the past. Focus on your breathing, or the feel of the grass, or the wind in your hair, the sound of the birds...then move a little further out, like the energy of the people around you," He pat a hand on his own chest as he spoke, "And just keep moving out like that, in small steps. And if you start thinking of bad things, like Namek, you can use those points to re-focus on. Does that make sense?" Chime looked worried as he waited for a response. He wanted to help Tarch, he really did, but he wasn't sure if he was qualified to comfort war-tormented kids.