Renard didn’t react too much to the others, but the sudden hit in the back from Gabriella’s punch was indeed slightly comical. Literally a twitch of a smile came on his face as he looked back down to his leg as he massaged it. A few moments later when Kerianne was distracted by Gabby, Yi had slid down a rope upside down, managing to get right behind her and speaking normally. But he knew he meant to scare her, He and Yi took it upon themselves to Get a genuine scare out of the strict student leader of the group.
A huff a held in laugh and a slight twitch again came upon his face. Though no one would see it as they would be focused on the scene Yi just created. Though he did look to Freya as she snipped at Eira, surprised as she was not one to do that...at all really. He never heard her make a snark reply...to anyone. She then mentioned to him she should be grateful after he saved did for her. At which he shook his head. I wouldn’t worry about it...
he said softly. Though he never heard her say thanks, or saw her smile. She did try to help him near the end.
Kerianne tried to play it off cool, as she suddenly teleported away. But the knocking over of equipment and her failing to come up with an excuse right away meant Yi had succeeded. Though she did managed to cover it pretty well. This would only egg them on to attempt once again later on.
Yi simply smiled with his eyes seemingly closed at Kerianne’s attempt to play it cool. And nodded as he replied “Yes, remaining unseen in an open room full of people is a very useful skill to learn. Though I must say your reflexes are…
He watched as a ball bounced by him. “... on point.”
He gripped the rope between his legs with his left arm and unwrapped his legs from the rope. Looking over as gabby called for everyone's attention. He slowly twisted rightside up with the one arm holding the rope till he landed gently on his feet. While she spoke he helped Kerianne with picking up a few balls that rolled towards him.
Renard looked to Gabby as she called his name out. Suddenly thanking him for what he did before the incident. Quite honestly he had forgotten about the attempt to encourage her before they got on the bus till she brought it back up. The mentioning of dwelling on failures caused his right eye, with the old scar to twitch.
She then turned to the others, and explained if they felt gabby helped them, it was thanks to himself. An odd look came upon his face as she did. He could logically see her reasoning behind the sentence, but he did not quite agree with it, nor did he want to be given more praise than she was trying to do. Especially when she told the others who were not there how hard he fought. He started to shake his head and raised his hands up as to refuse the notion. He certainly did not fight the hardest out of all of them. ”N-no..Gabby...I. That's not...
Kerianne then spoke up, cutting him off as she started ommenting on how he helps drive everyone here. He looked to her as she mentioned Yi, only tilting his head slightly thinking...he would have done it anyway. But didn’t say it. When she mentioned there's a reason he’s here, and how he had quite some heroic potential… he averted his eyes downward. He never expected to hear that from her, she always seemed to get on his case about something. But she was smiling at him and encouraging him. Thanking him for helping the others get out. He sighed in slight defeat as he started to get uncomfortable.
Freya then jumped onto the wagon. Using this to reinforce what she said earlier. Adding onto every point that was said. Again giving him more credit that he felt he deserved. How would he know if they would have gotten out of there without his help.
But when she mentioned on how he tried to lift spirits, an make them smile or encourage them. He felt twinges of guilt as she pointed them out. At how selfish he was being in this state, and dragging everyone down with him. Pointing out again at his failure, now that they had to cheer him up. It made him feel worse, but at the same time he couldn’t help but have hint of a smile on his lips… at the whole attempt to make him feel better, even though he felt so uncomfortable and guilty because of it.
She suddenly switched gears, starting to crawl around him, and act like a cat waaaaaaay more than she would ever do. Honestly it was adorable, uncomfortable, and funny at the same time. She always had her cat ‘quirks’ but going full mode like this, he didn’t know how to handle it. Though at her laugh, he couldn’t help but cover his face in slight embarrassment and to hide his smile. He did say softly so really only she could hear. That’s not fair Freya..
looking to her for a moment.
Breeze then spoke up, the girl who was so shy and timid he thought he offended her at first when he tried to be nice to her. Only recently had she gotten used to his personality...well before the trip. Her bringing up being so nice caused him to frown slightly at thinking back to how he acted to others before. But it did mean a lot that she spoke up. He was finally smiling softly now, so everyone could see. Appreciative of all their support.
Though he still had his issues… not feeling worthy of being called a hero still. Be it hardheadedness. Or denial. It was something that couldn’t be pulled away quite so easily with kind words and thankfulness towards him. At least not completely. They did help to finally pull him from his dark thoughts for the moment. Perhaps it was best to just put on a smile and move on. Not wanting to drag them down any further.
Clearing his throat, he said just barely loud enough for all of them to hear.”Thank you...everyone...i’m sorry for bringing the mood down.
Looking to each of them as he said it. Nodding a silent thanks to each person who said something, reciving a silent nod back from Yi, who didn't have to say anything. His eyes silently saying thanks in return. ”I don't deserve that much praise though...
adding on when he looked to Gabby. ”Everyone did their best in that situation. I shouldn’t be thanked more over anyone else.
He scratched the back of his head looking to Freya. Whispering ”can you stop that now… I'm smiling ok?
He said with a slight smile, and red on his cheeks embarrassed she was doing that around him still.
He looked over to Eira who was still standing at the door. More embarrassed she actually stopped when Gabby called, only to listen to her rant how ‘great’ he was. He quickly excused himself and moved over to the door as she was leaving once again and said quickly and just loud enough for only them to hear.”Hey Eira, I’m...uh sorry about earlier. I just wanted to say thanks for trying help me before… yeah know… near the end. I just realized I didn’t say thank you for that...so um...yeah.. Thank you.”
He finished awkwardly, looking away from her and back towards the gym.
Yi let out a satisfied sigh. "Annnnnnnd there he goes. Seems like it worked Gabby."
Looking to the others in the room. Well, we still got some time. Anyone wanna spar?"
he said looking to the four girls in the room, Freya, Keri, Gabby and Breeze.Or... something?