Turaga Dume asked him, “Are you are aware that you can no longer live your Matoran life anymore because of this transformation?”
“I understand, Turaga Dume,” said Seihu as he put his head down.
“But, now that you have become a Toa, you have a responsibility to guard Metru Nui.” Turaga Dume added.
Seihu said, “Yes, Turaga Dume”.
“Go find the other Toa; they may help you,” Dume advised.
Seihu kneeled and bowed to Turaga Dume and left Dume’s quarters.
After talking to Dume, Seihu kept going in what would be a Déjà vu moment for him, he was used to traveling all through Metru Nui to find his place since he was a Matoran, but now that he’s a Toa he is more confused. Especially since now he doesn’t have time to live the same life he lived as a Matoran. Seihu didn’t know where to begin so he started searching in the busy city of Le-Metru, especially because with Nidhiki gone, someone needed to watch it.
In order to adapt to his new assignment as a Toa, Seihu patroled the city.
He was perched on top of one of the tallest buildings in the Metru. Seihu was doing a pattern where he kept turning his head from left to right, then jumping from building to building and repeating the pattern again.
Seihu looked back at the buildings he jumped from in subtle shock, for he was able to jump from higher and farther than he used to as a Matoran. However, that was not enough to take his mind off his patrol.
“Hmm, for a busy chute and cable jungle like Le-Metru, it seems like a slow day”, Seihu thought.
Patrol was getting tedious for Seihu, but he knew he had to do what he could for Metru Nui.
Seihu left Le-Metru for another Metru, and then for another one until he ended up at Ta-Metru.
“Although the Toa and Dark Hunter war is over, I’m not sure if this feeling of peace will last long” …
“Something just isn’t right; everything seems quiet here in Metru Nui,” Seihu thought reclining on the balcony on a Ta-Metru building, “or is the silence not that of peace, but one when an unsuspecting Matoran walks into a Muaka trap?”
It has been a long time, and Seihu had not seen nor encountered too many threats in Metru Nui outside of a few dangerous loose Rahi that escaped the archives or lived in other Metru, and the group of Rahkshi that he encountered before and during his transformation.
Then Seihu heard a familiar voice, “There’s something about you that seems familiar, Seihu right?”
Seihu’s eyelid rose as he heard the voice. This prompted him to turn around.
“Toa Lhikan.” Seihu responded in surprise.
“It seemed like just yesterday you were a Matoran learning to fight that Rahkshi, it’s interesting seeing you now as a Toa” Lhikan chuckled.
“Yes Lhikan, I still can’t believe where I am now” Seihu replied in a somewhat deflated way.
Lhikan took note of Seihu’s crestfallen tone of voice “It seems as if you are going through your own war right now.” He asked.” What are you fighting today?”
“Lhikan, sometimes do you ever wonder if you were meant to be a Toa in the first place?” asked Seihu.
“Explain” inquired Lhikan patiently.
Seihu then recapped his chase with the Rahkshi of Shapeshifting, followed by his fight with the Rahkshi of Laser Vision and his trip to the Great Temple to return a mysterious stone, and waking up to find himself as a Toa, as well as his talk with Turaga Dume.
“That’s quite a life that you’ve lived Seihu, especially up to this point. Maybe the means were thought of as accidental, but I don’t believe that Toa happen by accident,” said Lhikan.
“Yes, but now it seems like…I don’t know…I never had much of a free life since I left those underground fighting matches and now I may never. I didn’t even start my own school yet nor have a chance to pass on anything to others.” Seihu lamented.
“I know it’s hard, Seihu”, Lhikan sympathetically responded.
“I became a Toa, but I questioned my new duty along the way, especially in light of the losses I’ve had even to this day. But sometimes for those who have a calling, they must come to peace with the cost that accepting the calling has to bill them, especially if it’s for protecting the city of Metru Nui and the Matoran”
Seihu nodded his head as he heard it, “I guess the cost was priceless to you, wasn’t it?”
Lhikan said, “Even more than the cost of crafting these swords” Lhikan smiled as he brought out his Fire Greatswords.
Seihu smiled and nodded as he looked at the swords, “Okay, I believe you”.
They both laughed.
“Yeah, if it means serving and protecting the Matoran, then so be it,” Seihu declared with some hope.
Lhikan looked at his swords briefly “Do remember what I taught you while we trained you for those underground matches, especially about how you are to continue to grow your skills?”
“Even to this day, I still remember it” said Seihu.
Catching on, Seihu asked, “Are you up for a little sparring?”
“Fine by me,” Lhikan nodded.
Seihu smirked as he pulled out his sword from his back.
Just then Seihu and Lhikan went out of Ta-Metru and sparred…