[It looks like someone's set up a few training dummies in the field just outside of the town. One of them seems to be in use right now... by none other than little Alexei. Looks like he's practicing a little. However, after slashing at the dummy a few times with a wooden sword, he puts it down and instead switches to an actual, albeit plain, sword and takes a step back.]
Let's see if this works...Apocalypse Toll![And with that, he takes a quick slash at the dummy, tearing it a little... and making an energy sphere of sorts appear around it. A few seconds later, the sphere explores, ripping the dummy to shreds. A few larger pieces are still left lying around, but it's safe to say that that arte left it unusable.
...Nonetheless, Alexei doesn't seem impressed.]
Still not good enough... [And with that, he moves on to the next dummy, switching back to the wooden sword so he doesn't break the dummy too early by slicing it apart with the actual sword.
Why not say hi? I'm sure the kid would enjoy having some company. Alternatively, simply claiming one of the as-of-yet unused dummies is fine too. Just... don't expect him to be nice if you do that.]