*They follow the road, walk to a highway motel and book a room for the night*
GAKUSEI: I need my sleep Master, my body and mind are exhausted.
SHINOBI: I have the energy to keep going. Why are we here?
SENSEI: You must rest, We shall sleep before we go further.
GAKUSEI: *Pats Shinobi on the shoulder* You are a strong Ninja...
SHINOBI: I should know, you are a weak one. Hahaha
SENSEI: *Throws glass against the wall*
Why do you laugh as though... as though, your strength is infinite? Son, Complements will always serve to fuel what is your ego. Humility is when you receive the complement in your heart, not your head.
SHINOBI: But Master, I...
SENSEI: For every man who thinks you are something, 3 see you as NOTHING. You cannot please every human, You must be Thankful to your brother. He believes in you.
SHINOBI: You see too much meaning in the meaningless Master. I apologize for my gaffe.
SENSEI: To know all of everything is to be Perfect, to Know all about one thing and a little bit of everything else is to be Great.
GAKUSEI: *Shouts from the balcony* Come see the city From here!!!
SHINOBI: *Leans on guard rails and looks at the Stars*
SENSEI: The skies are Clear.
SHINOBI: My pride will plummet from the them a burning rock. Those above will see me as a fallen symbol of light, those below will see me as a symbol of Greatness and Luck. From there, they will see me as a Shootng Star and make wishes upon my misfortune.
SENSEI: Perhaps because Perceptions of who we are are beyond us Son, we never chose our Legacy. We just leave that to history and the change we bring while we exist as Mortals.
GAKUSEI: But master, You have long taught us to exist not always to live?
SHINOBI: What does that mean master???
SENSEI: Not now, I shall not repeat any lesson. We come from Humility, all of us... there is a moral in every life well lived, whether the ending was Moral or otherwise.
GAKUSEI: When the knowledge tears through his mind & leaves a scar on his heart like a strong wind ripping through iron roofs in a storm, perhaps he shall understand.
SHINOBI: ...Or maybe when life presents itself in a manner you understand; Like why the Moon must rise after the Sun has set but the Sun can shine before the Moon disappears we all shall.
SENSEI: Tell the story you know...
GAKUSEI: The story is told by the man living it, Are we??
SENSEI: We left beasts Mauling gaunt soldiers in the hills. Tell it when you can.
SHINOBI: Why not now?
GAKUSEI: ...because it is not over.
SENSEI: Your mind is a weapon, your heart is a fortress. They serve your souls right.
SHINOBI: The city is alive at night, let us go & seek ourselves without losing our souls then...
GAKUSEI: I do not like the dark.
SHINOBI: Are you afraid?
SENSEI: When you die you join your shadow on the ground & fall through into your grave. The shadow follows your body because it is a shortcut to your exit. You shall back into it like a soldier...
SHINOBI: Gakusei is afraid of his shadow when he should embrace it.
GAKUSEI: *Walks back into the room*
I never thought of it like that Master.
SENSEI: I hope from henceforth you do... Go and rest Sons.