Time: Day 008, afternoon?
Summary: Alphonse is pausing for some time to focus and maybe train a little - possible interruptions?
Warnings: None at the moment :o
Alphonse took a deep breath.
One thing was for certain; being in this house had called for little to no time on his own. To focus, to think, to train his mind or his body... He'd spent the last...numerous weeks both isolated and essentially crippled. Never (or rarely) truly alone, but with no complete contact with anyone, and with a body that would not permit him to function fully. It wasn't exactly a completely alien feeling to him, though. Memories or not, he still knew that feeling in a weird way...
He wanted to seek people out; to mend bonds and to...he was scared to, but he knew it had to be done sooner or later. He need to find people to apologise, and to find people to make sure they were okay. Courtney, Edward, Nanaki, Mio...all people he was worried about. He was terrified to face Edward and Mio (she'd...she'd been there, hadn't she? He could hardly think otherwise, at this point), but...and Courtney and Nanki...he'd seen (literally or figuratively) neither of them in what felt like a long time, so he was worried; Nanaki less so than Courtney, but all the same.
But now wasn't time for that. He had been out of shape for so long, now, unable to keep himself in as good of condition as he would have liked (while the tolls on his body thus far in the house had been removed, he still felt he needed to take far better care...) and, most importantly, he needed to focus. He couldn't think straight, he was too preoccupied with many things...
To train the mind, you must first train the body. That was something he knew quite well. So that was why he was there, in the greenhouse; it was chilled and it was dark, but he could ignore those things easily enough (to be honest, he still very much appreciated the sensations), it was the ideal place. He stood quietly on his own, for now just breathing and focusing, red jacket discarded onto a nearby tree. He shifted into a more defensive stance, he took another breath.