IGN: Shizai Language your character knows: Cantonese (Replace Greek) How does your character know this language? Ren Takahashi had been in Karakura for over an entire year now and had steadily become bilingual. His full year in the town coming to his full entire second year as he had grown accustomed to the strange people, shady dealings, and slightly harsh but ever providing environment that was Karakura; he had grown to like it and become invested in its ways. In his almost second year at the college/high school, he was gaining more and more friends and people that he believed that he could truly rely upon, becoming more involved in the school becoming a track team member who aspired for greatness in his future, his social life right now was ever booming and growing at faster rate as he could barely keep up with the people's names that he had met. He had taken a severe keen interest in an unnamed woman who had taken Ren by total surprise and made him feel alive and great as they spoke; a thing that most of Ren's current friends just simply could not do. He had started hanging around everyone else less so that he could give more of his free time to her wherein he was truly true to himself and her alone, everything and everyone else that had not involved her immediate life or circle during their moments to him had meant next to nothing, as he was willing to give almost anything to make her happy. As the two got closer she had trusted him more and more, as she had confided within him trust, or so he strongly believes. One of their most memorable moments together to him was when she had granted him the pleasure of touring him around her finely detailed and decorated house coming to a stop at the bathroom at which she remarked that she'd sleep inside of if she could, Ren agreeing they had taken temporary shelter inside the tub as they talked and stared out of the window that accompanied the bathroom; It was at this moment that she had told Ren that he should learn one of her native languages so that they could talk in secrecy without disruption Ren being the dedicated person that he was to their friendship had taken it upon himself to learn the language so that they could further their bond and relationship as friends, he wanted to get really close to this person and would consider doing anything that they had desired, or wished; even the most heinous of things, he would most likely do it, that is just how far his dedication to this person had went. As it went she had begun to teach him the language as she had taught him the alphabet only, leaving the rest entirely up to him. He had procrastinated for many months until he had found the dedication to start learning again. He had taken it upon himself entirely to learn this language just for this singular individual, with no huge significant help; This was no easy task. Ren had taken to the internet in search of an app on his flip phone in search of popular language learning applications where he had installed Duolingo, an American phone application that allowed you to learn languages there was a Japanese version that played the part quite well; He had never kept up with this app as it was the beginning of his huge procrastination as he had never kept up with that little green bird and had barely even used the application, albeit he eventually took to more traditional methods as he had gone to the local library inside of the school and outside Karakura in search of Cantonese literature which luckily enough there was just a singular dust riddled copy left of to which he had purchased and had begun studying as if it were religion and that book was the bible. Day in and day out Ren had fought off sleep to stay up and study if, by nightlight by his bedside desk at home, or daylight shining through the windows in the back of the library at the college/high school he would learn this language one way or another, and each day he would be sitting at that desk for hours on end studying his butt off to make something shake, He'd even integrated his laptop into his research along with the book he had purchased as he was around 7 months into his journey finally beginning to grasp the knowledge of what it took to make this language possible to speak, he was becoming more and more proficient by the day. Around the 9 month mark, he was able to fully write and read in Cantonese, as it had been the biggest gap he had crossed in quite a while. He had then taken to skype and various video chatting sites to find potential candidates that were Cantonese as he had begun to talk with them, at first only by message through the Cantonese language, and then by voice as he had finally made the advancement needed for his speech to click up with what he had learned on paper. He had become good friends with a Cantonese individual he had met online by the name of Gweilo, Gweilo and Ren had become very good buddies as they had started to become pen pals. Gweilo sent Ren a bunch of Cantonese postcards, newspaper articles, literature, foods, and items that could further his fascination with the language and encourage him to keep it up as his language was nearing its maximum potential, Ren had sent him some of the same things from Karakura which included articles, exclusive items, even a signature 'Karakura Katana' through the mail - Which Gweilo found the place quite fascinating and scary he had become fond of the big weapon gift as well as he had swung it around a few times in their video chats as if he were a ninja. Eventually, the relationship between Gweilo and Ren had come to an end as their messages back and forth had started to die out day by day, eventually, they had stopped talking; The reasoning for this being Ren had finally mastered the language, he no longer needed Gweilo to help him progress and they no longer stayed in contact. Ren had finally become one with the language even better than he had with the other language he knew as his dedication was the strongest when he was doing something for the unnamed woman. Ren had finally learned the language, not once letting the woman know that he was continuing her advice on studying and hoped that she will take it by surprise when she had finally figured out that he had learned it. What will happen next? Well that's currently going to take place as the timeline for Ren have now matched up with that of this story and it draws to a close.