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"And miss out on my date with my Grumpy-kins?" "Just go, you insufferable twit." "D'aw, I'll miss you." Kai chuckled to himself, changing course in a mere instant. Freerunning the rooftops was one of his favorite things to do, there were so many twists and turns, gaps and the such. It cut his travel time on the streets by at least half. After a five minute run, he dropped in front of the Hokage building, pulling his hood down but keeping his mask on. Protocol and all that. He only really followed it if something serious was involved, and so far he didn't know.
"Hey I hate to butt in..." Kai started over the comms, making sure he was on he and his sister's private channel. "But you may want to tell the Hokage there's a problem." He waited a moment for comedic effect, "He has clashing colours. I mean orange and black, really!? And his secretaries aren't hot enough. I mean seriously, he could h-..." "You can't enter with your cloak on, sir, protocol." One of them piped up. "...Now they're trying to undress me... Unfortunately I can't say it's a dream come true..." Kai sighed, pulling off the thick cloth and dropping it on a nearby chair. Afterwards, he pushed open the doors to the Hokage's office, moving to take position beside Yumi. Giving a small bow to the Hokage, mostly out of respect, Kai maintained his silence now, looking every bit as serious as he should appear.
What I've felt, what I've known,
Sick and Tired, I stand alone,
Could you be there, 'cause I'm the one who waits for you,
Or are you Unforgiven too? ════════════
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“Don’t worry about it. The scrolls were really hard to find. Well now that that’s over, let’s pay our sensei a visit.”
“Yeah! Let’s go!” Jumping up, Keiichi turned toward Inoru and Udani. “I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been wondering what’s in this thing anyway.” The Inuzuka raised his scroll and eyed it carefully. The three of them entered the training grounds and Inoru waved to their sensei. Chairo barked, wagging his tail. Keiichi shook his head. “Silly puppy...”
“We got the scrolls. So what are they for anyway?” The blonde stood there, waiting for the answer. Things would be getting interesting from then on, it seemed. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ location:training ground three | thinking:retrieved my scroll! | with:inoru yamanaka&udani lee&higosha-sensei | energy:one hundred percent
Fujitaka looked at Miku and then listened to her job with the defenses and then thought about what they could do to improve it. Perhaps if more swordsmen were in charge of guarding the gates and outer layers of the village perhaps security would go up significantly. The swordsmen knew that it was almost time to escort the Mizukage to meet with the Hokage so he headed back to the location of the Mizukage his hand motioning for the woman to follow him, his mask still on his face. "Good job Miku." He said as she followed slightly behind forgetting to say it earlier.
Walking towards the Mizukages location the swordsmen of the mist stood in the corner of the room awaiting for Miku to enter while he decided on whether he should speak yet or not. When he thought it over the man crossed his arms and started to speak to the man. "When do you want to leave to go see the Hokage, Mizukage-sama?" He said in a formal tone in a joking like voice. In front of those that weren't on the same level he would have never done that but because the people in the room were all close it was okay he figured.
I x a m x k a z u m a x T e r u m i x ! x... . . .
After talking to Katsu Kazuma sighed and rubbed his eyes. Yea he needed to get this meeting over with. The Hokage needed to be seen and now. Once this meeting was out of the way Kazuma could focus on other things. Like more mission that needed to be handed out. Tapping on his desk Kazuma looked up when Fukitaka came in. Kazuma's paper work was done. Now all that needed to be done was this meeting. Once that was over with Kazuma could have a little free time. That was until he had to meet with the Kazekage. He was just happy he already sent that letter out. " We are leaving now. The sooner we get this out the way the better. Besides im sure you all want to get out of the village as much as Katsu did. " Rubbing his chin Kazuma sighed and looked over at the Twins. " That just leaves the matter of the twins. Since I sent Katsu out on a mission there is no one to watch them. I could tell a few ANBU to look after them but that seems a bit harsh but from the looks of it I have no other choice. " Standing to his feet Kazuma grabbed his Kage hat and placed it on his head before strapping Samehada onto his back. " Please get your things ready you two. I will do the same. Its time we met with the Hokage." With that said Kazuma walked over to a small area within his office and grabbed a bag that sat in the coroner of the wall. It had everything he needed in it. Why was he so prepared? because Kazuma made it his job to be ready for anything. Even if it was just trips. With his bag slung over his shoulder Kazuma tipped his hat and looked back at the two swordsmen. " I will wait at the entrance of the village. If we leave now it won't take to long to get to Konoha." With that said and done Kazuma jumped out the window and began to head to the entrance of Kiri. Looking at the blood from the missing ninja on the ground Kazuma smirked before continuing his walk towards the gate. While walking Kazuma held up his hand causing two ANBU to land beside him. " Watch over the Water Dragon Twins while I am gone. The only person who is to get close to them other than there sister is Katsu. Besides that let no one touch them. And make sure they are safe." With a bow the ANBU Vanished and left Kazuma by himself walking toward the gate.
+++ Covering her face with her arms as the glass container on the table cracked and exploded, the female cussed out loud to herself as the acidic poison content inside took roots all across her arms and even parts of her lower abdomen. Once there was no more of anything ripping through the air, the dark haired female lowered her arms as her clothing material fizzed away and her own skin began to burn and smoke. "Still got it wrong." the female said to herself calmly. Any other person would be screaming their heads off and scrambling to wash the substance off, but having been a poison expert for many years now, the female was used to whatever her creation experiments threw at her. Even if it was burning her skin. But like any expert, she knew it wasn't a good thing to leave to its own devices. So standing from her station, the female cautiously move to her rinse off station
+++ Looking at the massive, new red burn areas on her half-naked body in the mirror, the female frowned and winced as she reached for her general antiseptic. "I need to figure this stuff out quickly." the female muttered to herself as she applied the smelly ointment to the burn areas, which was followed by bandaging a few minutes later. Once all wrapped up, the female proceeded to pull on her damp clothing.
+++ Walking out on to the streets of Konoha, Hana secure her home behind her before adjusting her clothing and heading forward on her feet. "What is going on today?" she asked aloud, not expecting an answer. She figured it would probably be best to check in with the Hokage or someone, before she got scolded before not showing up earlier.
Fortunate for Suri she hadn't received the dark bruises that usually appeared on her skin after using her doujutsu. Seeing as it is always in minor use her fatigue can vary from just a tad to extreme in under just a few moments of using the technique. Though, it didn't take long for her to come to again. Shaking her head momentarily and raising her hand to touch her forehead. Though when she opened her eyes, she found a pair of yellow eyes looking down on her. "Hmm?" she questioned, her eyes almost a similar shade, yet so much more intensified from the asaringan. Sitting up she had noticed that he was holding her with his arm and pouring what she had figured was water into her mouth. "....I'm, so sorry..." she said, though her voice was still quite confused to the scene she had woken to.
The last thing she had remembered was walking into the restaurant, yet here she was on the floor with an unknown person helping her. At first she wasn't quite sure what to say, it was quite embarrassing at first but then she was grateful that there was someone that had actually helped her. "Thank you." she smiled sheepishly, tilting her head so that her brown hair fell to the side. "I guess I had worn myself out a bit too much." her laugh was obviously nervous seeing as she wasn't sure how to act around others.
Finally looking up at him she began to take in his features, strikingly his hair was white yet his face had shown her one of youth. Even though he was crouching she had guessed he was very tall compared to her. His skin was almost a match with hers... both very light and almost translucent. And finally, his eyes were a shocking yellow something she had hardly seen. Though as she began to take in the whole situation she had noticed his uniform and had assumed right away that he was one of high ranking and or position. "I'm really sorry for burdening you." she blinked and slowly began to stand up, his arm not guiding her anymore.
Brushing off her black skirt she had fixed her belt and bent down to proceed to pick up her own katana. "I'm Suri..." her eyes finding it's way to his from the ground. Though as she looked around she noticed an elderly couple and smiled at the sweetly. "Thank you very much, I am really sorry... I'm not sure why this happened..." though she was. Not many had known much about doujutsu's other than the famous sharingan, rinnegan and the byakugan, other than that it seemed as though there had never been any others. Turning back to the person who had helped her she had decided to be honest with him, otherwise she was sure she would feel horrible for not acting on it.
"I came here from Konoha, but I am not really sure where I am, or where exactly I am going for the matter." she tucked a strand of her hair behind her ear before holding out her own small hand for his. He had still been crouching after she stood up. It felt so odd to tower over someone, seeing as she had hardly made 5 feet. Looking to the side she had noticed she had probably interrupted his eating. I really didn't mean to do that... it just happens when I use-" she stopped for a moment and then bit back the word doujutsu. "My chakra..." she finally said, at least it wasn't lieing.
As the Hokage stumbled to his seat he quickly looked over to the two ANBU that would be his guards on his trip to the location halfway between the mist and the leaf so that he and the Mizukage could meet. The halfway point that both the powerful leaders could meet was a famous point that honored the former Hokage Naruto Uzumaki. It was named the Great Naruto Bridge and it was a place that symbolized peace, or at least was meant for that reason. After composing himself, the Hokage sat back and then opened a scroll looking down at its contents.
After looking at the two ANBU one last time, Shuichi began to speak. "As I said before were going to meet up with the Mizukage on the Great Naruto Bridge, were going to leave today, excuse me for being this drunk." He said as he opened his draw and pulled out a bottle of pills. Taking two and washing it down with a cup of water the Hokage stood up and then walked towards his closet where he pulled out his Hokage cloak.
The design of the cloak looked exactly like the Fourth Hokage's or Naruto Uzumaki's version except that his cloak held purple flames at the bottom of his white cloak. Grabbing his cloak he put the thing over him and then pulled out his Hokage hat and put it on top of his head. Usually he didn't like to wear the hat, but he guessed that it would do the task of shielding him from the light while his medicine kicked in.
When Yumi had said that this meeting most have been important the Hokage nodded. "Yes he wants to create an alliance." He said seriously. "However I don't know if just I can make that decision." Of course he could make a decision for his village but the Sand and the leaf were also in an alliance and the sand and the mist were at war at the moment. Creating an alliance could possibly effect the relationship that the leaf had with the sand he guessed. He would think more on it on the way over to the location though. "Lets go." He said as he headed towards the door, and then out into the hall walking out of the building and then towards the main gate to leave and head towards his destination.
Fujitaka looked at the Mizukage and quickly followed behind him knowing Miku would follow suit. The Mizukage was correct, Fujitaka wanted to desperately get out of the village and get some fun. Hopefully there would be some fun that might be an enemy on the way, a few assassination attempts and maybe even some attempt on the Mizukage's life by the Hokage which he wouldn't put past Konoha. After the Mizukage handled the situation with the twins, Fujitaka went to his close right making sure not to leave any room for error should he need to protect the man.
Thinking about the alliance that was about to go down, Fujitaka could only think that this could benefit the villages more than anything. In the past a long standing peace went throughout the world during the rule of Naruto Uzumaki and one of those reasons was because of the rather strong alliance and the faith that the shinobi world had in its savior. However in every generation there had to be a savior and he wondered who would be this generations savior, was it the Hokage or was it someone else?
"The Great Naruto Bridge huh?" He said briefly as he continued to walk with the Mizukage.
It was a great day in the sand village, no sand storms or any intense heat as it usually had. There was a light breeze that flowed through the village that kept the village somewhat cool. A man with blood hair stood a top of a building looking down at the village. The man had a red hood over his head to shield himself from some rays of the sun. Tons of birds flew around the man's location as if just simply hovering over him. One of the birds stood perched a top of the man's head as the man simply looked up at it talking to it. "Have you found him?" He asked the bird as the little bird nodded slightly.
The small bird held a small little sand head band around its neck symbolizing that it was a ninja animal and probably was quite skilled in some form of art in ninjutsu. "Lets go shall we?" He said making a hand sign as he suddenly disappeared and reappeared above the man known to be the worst criminal in Sunagakure history. Sakuro had known of all of Onigetsu's surroundings including the shinobi due to his kekkei genki, or rather a jutsu that he developed through his ability with seals. He could not only speak to Birds but he could see through his summons eyes and often hear things through them as well.
Dropping down from the sky the man landed in front of the primal shinobi and smirked up at him. "Onigetsu of the sand.... I have found you." He said as the shinobi would probably go on edge because of his sudden appearance. Well he by passed their stupid barrier for one so none of the shinobi of the village would be alerted to his entry except for obviously the few that were patrolling. "I'm Sakuro of the Blood Sands, I'm here to detain this ********." He said to the shinobi. "Please don't hinder my investigation, that would displease Kazekage-sama.... and our treaty." Sakuro wasn't exactly lying, the Kazekage did want to redetain the anomaly, however he didn't think the man exactly knew the man had escaped in the first place.
Sakuro was just a person that excelled in spying and the new group that he was apart of had freed the man. If the man could sense chakra or malice he would find that the man wasn't exactly there to do what he had just said. "Lets go Onigetsu...." He said to the man as he pointed his claws up at the man. Hopefully the man wouldn't take him as an enemy and attack him because then he would have to do unnecessary work.
I am neither good, nor bad.
Neither angel, nor devil.
I am a man. I am a shinobi.
Looking at the symbols within the dirt, the Uzumaki smirked. A massive troupe appeared all of Yosuke's clones. Watching them spread out, Yosuke jumped into a tree behind his teammates. It was time to get to work. Watching the nin make their way through various paths trying to be secretive, Yosuke spotted them all in the trees and upon the ground. It didn't seem they had a sensory nin upon them. Looking towards Dieki, Yosuke had waited for the signal to attack. It didn't matter if his shadow clones were destroyed, just as long as they kept coming and the shinobi were distracted was enough time to give Kouga and Dieki a chance to go in unexpected and kill them all. The signal was given and the rush of Uzumaki charged through going straight for the shinobi.
A smile spread across his face as he jumped down from his scouting perch. "I'll keep them going so you can take everyone out. Have fun," he laughed and sat back. If need be, Yosuke would jump in with his new little trick he had been practicing on his own. popping his knuckles, the Knucklehead jumped back up onto his perch watching his teammates closely in case anything happened.
When the signal was given, Yosuke immediately followed his plans and created the shadow clones creating a diversion. There were quite a few shinobi but he knew that he needed to take them out swiftly. There was no room for error, especially since these were upper level shinobi. Standing a top of the branch the Uchiha held his hand down and started to charge his chakra up. The sound of one thousand birds chirping could be heard throughout the area as the Uchiha prepared himself.
Suddenly the sharingan leaped to life as the boy pushed off of the branch and his body went at amazing speeds towards the enemies location. With the sharingan active he could dodge attacks while using the chidori and that also meant that his chance of survival was increased. Instantly the Uchiha slammed his chidori into one of the shinobi creating a hole through his chest as he simply moved his legs up and kicked him off avoiding the attack of another and then kicked him in the head as he landed on the ground behind him and then struck him with his chidori.
Jumping back with grace and much force, the Uchiha landed on top of a nearby tree over looking the battle. Moving his hands into a rapid motion of hand signs the boy stopped on a final hand sign as he activated his genjutsu over the enemies in the area. "Demonic Illusion: Shackling Stakes!" He said as all of the reality around the enemies would fade away and they would now be in a dimension of nothingness being stabbed by stakes. The person in front of them would be the Uchiha though still. "You were foolish to think you would invade Konoha with your level of skill." He said as he knew that soon the Inuzuka would finish them off.
I wanted freedom
Bound and restricted
I tried to give you up
But I'm addicted
As he was waiting for any good charity to pass by, he was slowly dozing off. A few people tossed him a coin or two, but it wasn't nearly enough for a decent meal. Especially given the fact that Oni had the appetite of at least five grown men. His astounding bodily performances came with a price, one of which was a large amount of calories that he needed to devour. It felt like he hadn't had a decent meal in decades...which was oddly the case. One man tossed him a small shiny object, but as he investigated closely he realized that it was in fact a bottle cap. " Cheep b*****d." He whispered to himself as he glared at the passing man. He was willing to be honorable about it, and earn some cash for a meal. But if they would make him wait any longer...well it wouldn't turn out to well for the village.
Suddenly a man appeared out of nowhere, forcing Oni to wince his eyes as he looked up at him. The sun was producing a slight glare, but he slowly made out the appearance of an unknown stranger."Onigetsu of the sand.... I have found you." Oni gave him a rather confused look, scratching his neck as he adjusted his head in a curious motion. "What were we playing hide and seek or something? Look I don't recognize ya pal, but if I owe you any money or something I'm broke right now. Come back another time. " It was an impulse that caused him to react the way he did. Back in the day he owed a lot of people money. But than again he was quite wealthy in the end. Old habits die hard. When the man held his clawed weapon at him, his stubborn, proud and recluse side simply wanted to blow up that section of the village, along with the man he did not know.
However, after giving him a quick sniff his irises sharpened and he remained quiet for a moment. Than surprisingly he got up, dusted of his knees and held up his hands. " Oh ya right...you got me. Please forgive me, for I did not know what I have done...or something. " He spoke in a rather nonchalant way. He never was a good actor. He than walked in front of the man giving them both some distance from the general public. " Funny. You carry the same scent that I found at the base of my prison. I take it that this is no coincidence. I was starting to wonder when y'all would track me down with some " you owe us " bull crap. " He was well aware that whoever this person was, he was following someone command. " You should be more careful though. Last man that leaped in front of me ended up in a ditch. So how does this work. Do I owe you guise money or something ? Not really sure what you dudes demand in return for braking me out of that s**t hole. Cant say I have much. You know if you were going to free me you could have done so a few years ago. That place was starting to get claustrophobic. "
After the man hadn't recognized him which he would expect from the beginning since he didn't know him, the man then awaited for it to kick in, the man's primal instincts something he was prided on. "You don't owe me money." He said simply as the man began to understand who he was and why he was there. Yes he had been apart of the force to jail break the man out of his prison and he could tell by his scent it seemed. His nose was like those damned Inuzuka's almost and it was quite sickening.
Realizing that a lot of witnesses were around them Sakuro used his ability with wind to create a sort of dust storm around them as he moved himself and Onigetsu away from the location and into a more secluded area. Once he had appeared in the secluded location he talked to the man more freely. "I am Sakuro of the Blood Sands as stated before, I'm a jounin of Sunagakure, however also a member of the Kuronohi first." He admitted. "We were the ones to break you out of prison.... and we would like someone of your prowess to join our ranks." He said in the most formal tone as Nakata wanted him to say to the man.
Sakuro respected Nakata and knew the man wouold give him the thrill that he seeked, however this man that he had to retrieve was definitely someone that couldn't be taken lightly. He doubted Nakata could control the man either, perhaps Nakata just planned on manipulating him or simply unleashing him on his enemies. "Join us and you can be free to go about freely and also be compensated enough so that you won't need to beg idiots for money." He said as he pulled out a small bag of money and tossed it over to him. "What do you say?" He asked him curiously.
I am neither good, nor bad.
Neither angel, nor devil.
I am a man. I am a shinobi.
Katsu had taken the offer up and quick and was out of the Mizukage's office just like that forgetting about his two students. They would be fine anyways. Katsu wasn't one to just up and start teaching like that, he never did really find the joy in teaching like his Elders did, but maybe when he was old an dying he would pass down his knowledge to his new student. Jumping through the trees quickly heading North, Katsu had a grin upon his face. The Mist was fading and the trees were becoming sharper than ever before. It was a whole new world out here. The green was vibrant, the ground solid instead of soft from the moisture. The air was different as well, but Katsu didn't mind. It was nothing like the Mist. It was beautiful out here but even his own home was beautiful, he would never leave the Mist for anything else. The different sounds entered through his ears and made him wonder. The whole time he was traveling his smile never disappeared. Even when he was killing it probably wouldn't disappear. This was just too good to be true. He was finally out of the village and exploring. Though it was his duty as a Sannin to protect it. He basically because Kirigakure's Guardian.
The chakra surrounding the bandits was weak. They were still a bit ahead, but even so, they would be no match for the Sannin. Enjoying the scenery around him, Katsu knew he would be able to take them out with ease. They seemed to have been moving at a slow pace anyways and the Sannin knew he would be able to pick them off quite easily. Walking along the ground now, Katsu stopped by some traveling merchants, buying a few sweets and trinkets and walked back over to the bandits path. This was going to be fun. Although, walking around would be nice for a little bit longer, not like they were even close to Kiri yet.