I just noticed that Ynot never got around to finishing reposting this either, so here I am again.
Ynot awoke in his chamber that Gazelle had shown him to that night before. The bed was soft, but that didn't help the fact the he had a heavy conscience. Ynot spoke to himself aloud, "Maybe I shouldn't have left Sasuken and the others. They can't tie their shoes with out me, and as far as I know Blackout could be on his way to exterminating them." Ynot shook his head, expelling the thought from his mind, then continued to himself, "No, Blackout doesn't care about the Anima, or the Idiotas. I am the one he wants. Unless he thinks he could use them...no he's not the kidnapping type...."
Gazelle walked in then, wondering why Ynot was so distressed. Ynot explained his fears and doubts about his team. "Not to worry, from what you have told me about your journeys with your comrades, I am certain that they can handle themselves just fine." Gazelle sat next to Ynot and continued, "Besides, these doubts must be banished from your mind if you intend to get stronger. Doubt holds you back, release it so you may continue forward." Ynot sat for a moment, thinking about what Gazelle had just said before answering, "You are, of course, your highness. So, let's head toward the future!" Gazelle stood up abruptly, full of enthusiasm, "Good to hear! Now lets get going!"
Half an hour later, Gazelle and Ynot were standing across from each other in a battle arena, Ynot had Ka-Oni-Santsu, Gazelle wielding nothing more than his claws. Gazelle complemented Ynot on his strength, "You are strong indeed, having taken out fifty of my strongest men, but be warned. I am stronger than one hundred of them. If you wish to concede now, there will be no shame in..."
Ynot had him on his back, Scimitar to his neck before he finished the sentence. Guards with spears to his neck. "It's okay, I challenged him, I should not have let my guard down," Gazelle admitted, the guards lowering their spears, Ynot removing the blade from Gazelles throat. Ynot boasted, "King of the Beasts, do not taunt me. I have learned many a thing in my time. But remember this, If I could do that, and still am not strong enough to take out Blackout, What hope does anyone have? I have gone at him with every trick I have, making new ones up every step of the way, used every ounce of strength I have. And STILL he is stronger." Gazelle sat up, taking a knee to Ynot, "Well, my friend, if that is true, and you have seen all you have seen, then I have just the technique to teach you....Berfomet, fetch me the cards..." One of the guards turns and heads into the castle, returning moments later with a deck of blank, stark white cards and hands them to Gazelle.
Gazelle stands and hands them to Ynot, "Ynot, these cards are blank for a reason. They are for imprinting ones MEMORIES on. In doing so, you will forget the memory, but it is forever stored on the card. So, as long as you have the card, you can recall the memory." Ynot took the cards and looked them over, confused, "That is all well and good, wise one, but how does this help me in defeating Blackout?" Gazelle stared into Ynot's eyes, seriousness dominating his gaze, "Ynot, from what you have told me, you have met some of the most powerful beings in the universe, no?" Ynot, thought about this for a moment, recalling the battles he had waged in his life, "Yes, I suppose you could put it that way." Gazelle's stare intensifies, "Then, what would happen if you were able to call upon those beings to aide you? Your greatest enemies would become your greatest allies! That is what these cards do, they take your memories and, with a little energy, bring them to life!"
End Day 2