The blades of vengeances have fallen swiftly. The shinobi are no more as 'Absolute Justice' has returned...now, it is the Samurai that rule the Five Major Nations!
But at what cost? Have they become the very thing that they despised the most...? Heroes and villains seem to change roles every day, but one thing is for certain - we yearn for our freedom, for days gone by where we flew the skies unhindered.
She stepped, the raven-haired girl, out of the large iron gates of the Leaf, an eerie presence washing over her as she took that fateful step. She no longer had anything in Konoha. There was nothing left for her here. Her sisters, dead. Her mother, dead. Her father, driven to insanity from the horrors he had faced during the war. Everything was so... bleak. As if everything she had ever loved had been ripped from her without mercy.
So, my mission was about a race! I still had yet to look into the details of the mission, despite carrying a small piece of paper which held them. All I knew was that I was excited, and I even had a new friend to help me with it. Waving happily to the gate guards, I made my way into Hi no Kuni.
A racer, a runner, messenger, or even an old lady looking for a cat. The client was in need of the Konoha shinobi. No regular racer needed shinobi for protection. These sort of things always happened with the higher ups. They weren't shinobi, so they had nothing better to do than bark orders, or so Tensa had envisioned. While he wanted the safety of the client, he had hoped that the assassins hired were worth his time and effort. He had a large sum of training under his belt, and he would prove it. Through the gate the two shinobi ventured, to meet for the mission.
The guards that had taken note of the raven haired Hyuuga and her odd attitude would take note of her lengthy period spent outside despite her low rank. "Where the hell is she!?" Growing more and more suspicious, the main guard would make use of their radio, calling forth to the village for one thing and one thing only - a check as to the approved Genin outside on official business. "This is Druid One to Base." It was village law Genin could not be outside without some sort of mission or advisor, and so, when no Hyuuga name registered, his alarms sounded at once. The girl's visuals were quickly sent over, as well as all information obtained on her way out.
*Druid One, this is Base.*
*Proceed with Hunt - we will identify shortly!*
[/i] There was no time to waste. Once the call was made, it'd be only a matter of time before the girl's identity was revealed and her status as a konoha shinobi is transformed into Missing. From now on, any and all passer-byes MUST show their identification - no exceptions! [/blockquote][/font]
A feeling of satisfaction filled me as I passed through the gates. Flashing my identification at the guard and the slip of paper which proved to be the reason for my absence from the village--a mission--I proceeded to move through the gates. As I did, I turned and began to walk backwards, my hands interlocked behind my head, and looking for Tensa behind me. If I found him, I'd wave at him.
"The same can be said for you." Tensa responded with a faint smile on his face. He hadn't known true happiness for some time. Only the sheer excitement he felt from training and and the ideal that he was coming closer to gaining the power needed to change the very minds of the Hyuuga elders who oppressed him and his lesser brethren. The two men headed to the Hokage's tower to turn in their mission.
During the interlude between the call to the base and the confirmation of the run-away's identity, the guard that picked up the oddity would see two figures approach. It didn't take long to identify their visage as the Genin that had recently gained fame for their success. The next rookies of the exams, they said! He chuckled for a bit, though he'd nonetheless await the confirmation from the other guard, a hidden Sensor. They were good. After a nod to their ID's, he'd let them in. Not a moment later, the radio chirped.
*Druid One, this is Base.*
*The girl's name is Mao. A Hyuuga with a bad past.*
*Don't bring her back alive.*
[/i] The guard gulped for a moment as he understood the gravity of his command. Had the Hokage commanded all this...? It mattered not; he was but a peon. Quietly he'd await the arrival of his back-up. [/blockquote][/font]
Not long after I'd entered the village, I found myself wandering through the gates once again. With a grin and a wave, I approached the guards that had only just seen me pass by. Once near them, I would flip out both my identification and the mission details, which was emblazoned with a stamp of approval.
Then, I'd make my way happily out into Hi no Kuni.
Tensa walked past the village gates, preparing to map out the village. He first needed to find his clients before starting some sort of search. They would be somewhere near the gate or so he was informed. Once IDed and cleared for exit he began his mission. The Chuunin Exams seemed extremely close.
It was one hell of a long day. Tensa approached the village gates, sighing, and stretching his arms. He couldn't wait for a decent rest. He definitely deserved it. Three mission in a single day did a tad bit to him. Though he knew tomorrow would be the exact same thing. Training, then missions. All in preparation for the up coming exams. They were coming even closer. It was his chance.
As the gates of Konohagakure came into view, I sighed a bit and waved goodbye to Jiro. Although I appeared dirty and a bit tired, the wounds I had suffered from had been healed by myself, so I made my way through the gates with a healthy jog. Again, I brought out my mission slip and identification before proceeding.
Feeling ready for the adventurous exodous I had already prepared for myself, I would go through the missions of prepping for my mission simply for the sake of killing time. I had no true intention of concerning myself for this village or its people, especially after the council had slighted me in such a way - to think they chose him, that damn Hyuuga, over ME!!! There mere thought of it was inducing a dark rage, one we needed not coming out - at least, not yet. After a few breathes, I was calm. The guard, unbeknown to my inner struggle, would most likely turn to meet me once my shuffling feet alerted them to my presence.
Border Patrol Rank: B Life Cycle: Endless! Description: In an effort to keep our borders safe and secure from our enemies, the Hokage has ordered for an eternal patrol of Hi no Kuni's lush countryside. Leave no stone unturned! Objectives: Patrol the border, searching for enemy personal and keeping unwanted intruders from penetrating the village. Rewards: 100 EXP / 2,500 Ryo
Gate Guarding Rank: B Life Cycle: Endless! Description: Although the village has a slew of guards at her gates at all times keeping her safe, any enemy can still overwhelm them. As such, it is important to always back them up. Objectives: Guard the gate alongside the guards, and make sure no unwanted intruders enter. Rewards: 100 EXP / 2,500 Ryo
It wouldn't be long before a shadow passed over the gates, and in a blur another shinobi arrived. Rising from his kneeling position, he stood, rubbing a single hand through his short and cropped, dark brown hair. It was obvious he was experienced. This was probably due to the aura he carried with him, and the plethora of scars that littered his body. With a light smile, quite unbefitting of the information he brought, he leaned against the parapet of the gate. He was both a replacement and a messenger, a bringer of information. Still, there wasn't much that the guards didn't know. The reasons for the girl's leave were unknown.
"Right, so this girl--" he said, looking out over Hi no Kuni. "Mio--she's pretty young, sixteen. A member of the Hyuuga Main House, apparently. They say her past ain't so great, but nothin' more than that, really. Who knows." Then, he sighed and shook is head, shrugging a bit. "Aaaaaaand . . . that's it. You heard 'em, orders say not to bring her back here livin'."
There was a slight frown upon is face then as he looked back at the guards he'd been informing. Unfortunately, it didn't seem like killing genin was something many people were a fan of.
Kohana hurried to the gates. knowing fully well that she was quite late. She had requested to go on a mission, one that involved collecting headbands from ninja of other countries and bring them back to Konoha and the Hokage. As much as it irked her that she would be giving them to a self righteous Hyuuga (which was funny considering she was one) the last thing she thought was having that incorperated into a security mission. Either way, there was still no excuse in being late. Whether she was confused or not, she knew her partner in this endeavor wouldn't be so forgiving.
Kaguya Saipher, I haven't officially worked with you in the past, but I've heard numerous stories of your success...hopefully you and I won't be at each other's throats too badly...
Then there was the gates, standing tall, monoliths to guard Konohagakure no Hito from the outside world of the unknown of Hi no Kuni and beyond. The Hyuuga female came up to the guards, noting that her partner was indeed already here as well as another shinobi she wasn't quite sure of. Regardless, she bowed her head for a moment before lifting her head high and wearing a smirk to cover up her uncertainty.
"So, I'm here for something concerning security where I can also obtain a foreigners headband, correct?"
She eyed Saipher once more, blank, ivory eyes swooping over his frame before looking back to the guards. Kohana would have paid more attention to the other male, but at the moment he was none of her concern.
Seeing the guards wavering explanation of the incident as well as his apparent recoil to the notion of killing the traitor was quite amusing for I, a self-proclaimed Kaguya-King, one who lavished in the idea of basking in my opponent's entrails - at least all of that was done within. Outside I was stone-cold and straight faced, all six feet and nine inches of his large body adding to his lack of overall emotionality. When I listened to his "comrade", he'd do so while looking down on him; and at the end of his report, all I could afford as a small grunt. I nodded, as if I understood everything spot-on, and crossed my hands and arms before my chest.
"DO NOT WORRY, GUARD - THEY BUILD US SPECIAL FOR TRASH REMOVAL SERVICES."
"DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART..."
My voice boomed and reverberated across the hard gate walls, echoing into the forest. All I donned at the moment were some leasiruely clothing, my afternoon smoke interrupted by the announcement - then again, when my whole body was a weapon, it mattered not what I wore. To hell with ninja tools. With a simple Kimono, some shorts and my ninja tabi boots worn, I was wearing more than enough to get this done. Where this peasant feared to cross I'd leap, murder being my fortunate specialty. In a moment I'd march off, but not before corroborating one more thing.
"ONE MORE THING, 'COMRADE'..."
"...MIND BEING A PAL AND LETTING ME SEE THE VIDEO OF HER EXIT!?"
Being tall and loud, I had missed the girl's entrance, making it seem as if I ignored her. However, I was sure the other twerps around me would make me aware of her approach...