Two years later…

Two years later…

 

Ken has been learning martial arts from his uncle Hideaki.

Ken has been learning martial arts from his uncle Hideaki.

 

...

 

Ken: “Heahhh!”

He thrusted his sword forwards and attacked.

Ken: “Heahhh!”  He thrusted his sword forwards and attacked.

 

He practiced his sword techniques while Hideaki watched.

He practiced his sword techniques while Hideaki watched.

 

Hideaki: “Keep your guard up Ken.”

Hideaki: “Keep your guard up Ken.”

 

He stood up and walked towards Ken.

He stood up and walked towards Ken.

 

Ken: “Uncle Hideaki, why do you think it’s important to learn the martial arts?”

Ken: “Uncle Hideaki, why do you think it’s important to learn the martial arts?”

 

At that moment, a small flying machine flew towards them. Hideaki whipped out his sword and swiftly cut it in half.

At that moment, a small flying machine flew towards them. Hideaki whipped out his sword and swiftly cut it in half.

 

Hideaki answered Ken: “Self defense.”

Hideaki answered Ken: “Self defense.”

 

Yoshi: “NOOOO!!!”

He dropped the remote control he was holding and ran towards the broken machine.

Yoshi: “NOOOO!!!”  He dropped the remote control he was holding and ran towards the broken machine.

 

...

 

Yoshi: “My beetle-bot, I made it myself…”

Yoshi: “My beetle-bot, I made it myself…”

 

Hideaki: “Oh, sorry about that Yoshi.”

Hideaki: “Oh, sorry about that Yoshi.”

 

“But to be fair, you probably shouldn’t have been flying that thing around here. Hm?”

“But to be fair, you probably shouldn’t have been flying that thing around here. Hm?”

 

Yoshi: “Yeah… It’s alright. I’ll build a better one.”

Yoshi: “Yeah… It’s alright. I’ll build a better one.”

 

“Anyway, your uncle’s place is interesting Ken. But I’ve had enough ‘traditionalism’ for today. Wanna go to the arcade?”

“Anyway, your uncle’s place is interesting Ken. But I’ve had enough ‘traditionalism’ for today. Wanna go to the arcade?”

 

Ken: “I hear they have some new games.”

Their voices trailed off as they walked away.

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Hideaki: “Ah, my back!”

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Hideaki looked up at the sun.

Hideaki looked up at the sun.

He knew that he was getting old…

And he was uncertain about what the future may bring.

 

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