Location: A small abandoned shrine roughly two days drive outside of Tokyo.
Reason: Stéphane said the statues and such would make for good target practice.
Stéphane and Jonathan got along swimmingly for the most part of their training, the biggest problem actually being Jonathan's attitude. Throughout the training he always found something to complain about, whether it be the condition of where he slept, the food, though most often it would be the 'Social Interaction' Training. It was mostly Stéphane's way of putting talking to woman, though he also threw in talking to contracters and the like.
Stéphane would punish him whenever he did happen to complain, often being something along the lines cleaning up the damage they inflicted during training. This squabble ended around half-way throught the second month, as Jonathan found it was just not worth it to complain about it. It never changed, funny that.
Happily enough, Stéphane procured a pair of replacement glasses about half a week into the first month. This helped tremendously with Jonathan's aiming. He ensured that they where also tinted glass, ensuring he would never have to worry about sun-glasses.
Over the six months that Jonathan trained, it mostly followed this general schedule, though it would change if the circumstances didn't allow certain 'activities'.
4:30 AM-6:29 AM: Wake up, get ready for training and eat breakfast.
6:30 AM-7:29 AM: Daily Excercises.
7:30 AM-12:29 PM: Dissesembleing/ressebleing firearms.
12:30 PM-1:29 PM: Lunch.
1:30 PM-5:29 PM: Shooting practice.
5:30 PM-7:59 PM: Cleaning of weapons and preparing of munitions.
8:00 PM-8:49 PM: Dinner.
8:50 PM-10:59 PM: Clean up of training area.
11:00 PM-4:29 PM: Sleep.
4:30 AM-6:59 AM: Wake up, get ready for training, and eat breakfast.
7:00 AM-12:00 PM: Battle Tactics and Cover.
12:01 PM-1:59 PM: Lunch.
2:00 PM-9:00 PM: Live Fire Practice. (Blanks)
9:01 PM-9:59 PM: Dinner.
10:00 PM-12:00 PM: Sleep.
Saturday Night-12:00 PM: Rejuvinate and Relax.
12:01 PM-Dinner: 'Social Interaction' Training.
Jonathan sighed as he sat beside Stéphane the sun setting outside the small ruined patio of the shrine. He sipped at a small cup of tea and thought to himself. All in all, the training wasn't so bad. In fact, he actually enjoyed learning from the great hitman. He idly flicked an empty bullet casing away from where he sat. They littered the ground surround the shrine ever since they had arrived. Admittedly, during the past six months he had been able to blow off alot of anger that had gathered during his life. He honoustly felt relaxed for the first time in his life.
Stéphane glanced over at Jonathan, deep in thought, before looking back at the setting sun. How ironic that he seemed so at peace now, yet only six short months ago, he had enough repressed anger to level a building with. He also took a sip of tea. He spoke softly, his accent only barely apparent.
"Jonathan. I've very much enjoyed my time training you. You are a very good student."
A small smile crossed Jonathan's face before he replied in a tone equally soft.
"No. I merely had very good teacher."
Stéphane smiled at this, and took another sip of tea. They both looked back out on the sunset, it's fading light reflecting off of the hundreds of empty bullet casings littering the ground.