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Suzuya Juuzou (鈴屋 什造) ([personal profile] juuvenile) wrote2014-12-04 11:09 pm
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dearkafka: (hunters and kings)

[personal profile] dearkafka 2015-05-07 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
[It is strange. Juuzou had seemed pretty fearless up until this point. Was water really more frightening than fighting with a ghoul?

Kaneki gives him as encouraging a smile as he can.]
Don't worry. The water here should be safe, and I'll be keeping an eye on you.

[He walks down to the water, wading into the shallows up to his knees. He gestures for Juuzou to follow him as he continues.]
dearkafka: (and the door shut shut)

[personal profile] dearkafka 2015-05-07 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[Kaneki continues to lead (and goad) Juuzou further out, up until they're in the water deep enough that it reaches mid-way up his chest (or maybe a little bit further for Juuzou, since he's a little bit shorter... I think... or just his posture is worse). He stops then, dropping partially into a crouch so he drops in the water up to his shoulders.]

Okay. Before I teach you to tread water or swim, first I want you to float. [He would demonstrate as he spoke, but... he stays still. He'd noticed when swimming to shore after dealing with the centipede beast that he felt a lot... heavier in water. Maybe having a density of rc cells enough to make a kagune as large as he could compressed into one organ worked in the opposite manner of a swim bladder.

Your lungs fill up with air when you breathe, right? What I want you to do is take a deep breath and try to float on your back. [He moves a few steps closer.] I'll catch you if you start to sink. I promise.
dearkafka: (sons and daughters of hungry ghosts)

[personal profile] dearkafka 2015-05-14 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[Kaneki drifts closer to Juuzou the second he senses that he's starting to sink in the water, reaching out to put one hand under his shoulders and the other under his knees to stabilize him.] It's okay; try to relax. I won't let you sink.

[He gives Juuzou a moment to calm, holding him up so he can keep him floating in the water. Now, time for step two.] Now I'm going to let you go slowly. Just take a deep breath and relax. I'll catch you again if you start to sink again.
dearkafka: (your mother's words)

[personal profile] dearkafka 2015-05-22 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[It is a frightening feeling, yes. But one must face their fears to gain the better of them, then to better themselves.]

Just stay calm. I'll be right here.

[Kaneki slowly lowers his arms in the water, allowing Juuzou to remain (hopefully) buoyant on the surface. He's watching him closely, ready to reach back up to catch him should he begin to struggle or sink. But with the water as naturally saline as it is, it should be somewhat easy to float... he thinks... He's no expert.]
dearkafka: (hunters and kings)

[personal profile] dearkafka 2015-06-05 08:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[Kaneki watches with a small smile as Juuzou floats—for a few seconds, until he moves to try to look, and then he's lost his equilibrium again. He reaches out to the other guy to steady him, helping him stand up before letting him go. He nods.] Yes, you did a good job! So you see now, you're not always going to sink.

[That was the first step. Kaneki thinks a moment, trying to remember the next step for how he was taught to swim. It was a long time ago.]

Next, we're going to tread water. That's just so that you can keep your head above water when you can't reach the bottom.

[Kaneki takes a few more steps deeper into the cove, the water level rising towards his collarbones. He stops a little before that, mostly because Juuzou's a little bit shorter than he is.] Okay. I'll take you out a little deeper, and I want you to try it. Watch me first. See, you kick your legs like this, [as he spoke, he stepped and then swam out deeper, stopping several feet away. Stationary, Kaneki illustrates treading water as he continues explaining,] and you move your arms to the sides, like this. Got it? Want to try?

[A short pause.] I'll be right next to you, so if you have trouble, I'll make sure you stay afloat.
dearkafka: (and i can't seem to)

[personal profile] dearkafka 2015-06-17 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
(ooc: i realize now that im pretty sure you said you’re a lifeguard and i literally have no idea what im doing in this thread so hopefully i haven’t been dreadfully wrong in how to teach someone to swim yet……)

[They were definitely a strange duo, but that had been apparent from early on—their first few interactions had been a little rocky, but it hadn’t taken too long to broker a sort of understanding between them. Strange, considering how they would usually be acting like cats and dogs back home, but it was amazing what a level playing field like that which the CDC provided could change things.

Speaking of dogs: Juuzou does seem to be doggy-paddling at present, but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. It was one of the best ways to learn how to actually swim. This probably wasn’t something he was going to learn in one day, and even with that in mind he was doing fairly well.]

That’s good. It’ll take some practice, but you just have to figure out what will keep you afloat.

[He observes Juuzou for a moment.] Your kicking is fine, but just—try to straighten out a bit, like you’re standing, keep kicking and try to move your arms like this.

[Like how Kaneki is treading water a few feet away, arms tracing wide and sweeping motions in keeping himself afloat with… a good deal less flailing than Juuzou was doing… we’ll get you there, buddy.]