He had begun to slowly spiral his bo about his left and right side. He took a long deep breath of morning air. He held his breath just as long as he had breathed it in for. The whole world felt utterly still as he mulled over the pros and cons of separating himself from his father and weighed the clashing importance of honor, duty, and family in his own mind. Was this what his father had wanted? Was this where his relationship with the very man who brought him here and saved him from the never ending snow and barren frost lands? Could he just silence his own ego, his own needs, his own goals for the sake of maintaining a connection that for once in his life he was wondering if it were even real? His father had always been careful to hold his tongue, but as of late, maybe he was growing weary from Ryojin's pursuit for truth and answers.
His bo spun about his left and right side as he thought. He shifted it hand to hand. He had grown somewhat accustomed to holding it in his left hand even despite the missing digit, though his grip was slightly weaker, his capability with the staff was beginning to make up for it. He pushed his staff hard into the ground to vault himself, but he left himself go straight up and land back down with a light thud. He did it again, and again. He was trying to physically push the very thoughts that tormented his mind from him, but they were there to stay at this point.
Once he had managed to vault himself to exhaustion, he allowed himself to fall onto his back and look up at the sky. A soft sigh was created within his lungs and then gently breathed out through his nose. He loosely formed his hand seals with his right hand and it began to softly rain. He laid in this cool, soft rain staring up hoping that maybe the answers would come to him from the sky. He knew the fantasy of the answer just dropping from nothing and into his mind was just that, a fantasy, but he could still lay here and dream of it.