Edward raised an eyebrow, not sure why he was frowning as he spoke. Then he shrugged and thought for a moment. Okay what to transmute…he could always just show the blade he could create with his arm but then again, that was getting old. He had already shown quite a few students that…oh! He rubbed his hands together as he spoke.
“Alright! Hopefully this won’t cause any sort of damage,” he said, and clapped his hands and put his hands on the ground. Slowly rising up, he created what seemed like two light poles from the ground. Sure, not full light poles but they were the shapes of them no doubt.
“Here you are! This is just one thing you can do with it,” he said, pointing to each one, a wide grin on his face.
Lieutenant’s face became impassive. Watching the student rub his hands together and then clap them to the ground, he stiffened, preparing for some sort of earthbending result. Instead, two metal poles shot from underneath him. “Agh!” Taken off-guard, he recoiled backward, sitting on the desk behind him instead of merely leaning against it. No matter what happened, he could not attack a student. He’d lose this job. He’d be forced to go out on the run again. Lieutenant’s mind became a muddle of swearing and confusion at this metalbending-that-was-not-metalbending. The kid called it alchemy but it looked no different than Bei Fong’s policemen.
Quickly, the Lieutenant cleared his throat. He’d fought children before. He was not afraid of this one, merely startled, having not seen a bender perform in years. Japan had the fortune of having a non-bender majority. No longer were the days of Republic City’s discrimination. The dark-eyed man regained his composure. “…and you were born with these abilities?” he asked.
The blond wasn’t too surprised by his reaction but he did seem…odd. As though he was more for readying an attack than praise and “ooooh”. As quickly as the poles had appeared, Edward clapped his hands again and pushed the poles back into the ground, as though they had never even appeared.
"Sort of. My brother and I were naturally gifted, we read books constantly when we were younger and learned there first. As time passed, our skills improved. I can’t really say I was born with it," he said, thinking more he developed his skills as he learned from studying science, not really a form of fighting. Okay well, yeah, he learned to fight, but that was for a different story.
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