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.
The shinobi managed his way back toward the village gates, where he was returning from a mission. His encounter with the strange suiton fighter ended with him more than just slightly injured. He managed to stop some of the bleeding with his clothing, tied around his leg and torso. More unexpected events would enfold him as he approached the village gates, only to be stopped by a loud yell.
Zero's ears tuned in to the sound of a fellow shinobi upon the tower where he watched the village gates. The gates were closed for whatever reason. Zero's absence allowed him ignorance of the situation as to why the gates were closed. He wouldn't find it amusing however to be stopped.
"What's the meaning of this? I need access to the village!' Zero called out to the guard, yelling loudly.
"State your name, traveler!"
"Hyuuga, Tensa. Code name Zero!" He called back out, loudly, with a sense of irritation in his voice. "I'm injured. I need to get in the village. I don't have time." The guard looked at him with an inquisitive look.
"Hyuuga Tensa? You're the little prodigy, right? I've heard about you. Give me a moment to..."
"We don't have time! Let me in!"
The confusion would end with the confirmation from the base, allowing Zero entrance. Making haste as swiftly as his injured body would allow, he walked into the village, hoping to find the hospital swiftly to have his wounds mended. He needed to be in top shape for the exams. He refused to let things go the way they were.
While the village was still on lock down, the guards at the gate were given the order to allow the selected Genin to freely exit, as to not be stopped and held down by time. Lateness was no acceptable habit for Zero. He planned on performing correctly and exceptionally. The large gates of Konoha slowly opened themselves, allowing passage for young Zero. He was ordered to travel with a partner. Someone he had worked with before in the past. He would wait outside of the village, near the gate.
The Chuunin Exams were approaching! With an eager grin, I found myself before the village gates. It appeared the village was on some sort of lock down, though I wasn't sure of the details. Either way, I didn't really have time to worry about it. The guards would surely know that I was one of the selected Genin to participate in the Chuunin Exams, so I simply approached and held up my identification.
"I gotta go to the Chuunin Exams!" I said with a smile. Now, where was my partner?
The lonesome figure walked out into the moonlight. He could take being alone no longer. He was off to drown, drown himself and any who would try and stop him. "I h8 my life right now." He said while walking carrying along a syringe filled with air. He slipped through the gate and into Hi no Kuni undetected.
Kayori walked to the Village Gates from the Hokage Tower, taking his time. Before the Great War, he would normally jump from rooftop to rooftop in order to get anyhere. But with a large portion of the village's infrastructure destroyed, there just wasn't much fun anymore. And he wouldn't want to be the one to destroy some house that was built by hand by landing on its roof and using it as its kickboard.
Walking up to the guards that protected the guards from illegal entry and exit, Kayori flashed a smile and was glad that the guards knew him enough to not ask for identification. They let him through with a smile that matched the Uchiha's who nodded.
"We meet again boys," Kayori greeted as his hasty pace made sure of his intentions to the guards at the village gates who immediately pulled opened the gate for the Jounin to pass. "Bye boys! Thanks!!"
"I better hurry," Kayori said as he looked up at the sky. It was already evening and night was going to fall soon.
Soaking wet and showing signs of fatigue, Kayori walked up to the gates of Konohagakure as he lugged two huge items on his back. There were three guards sitting watch. Upon sight of him, two of them who were perched on top of the gates immediately dropped to the ground on their feet while the third who standing directly in front of the gate eyed the two of his men and then walked a few steps forward to stop Kayori's progress.
"State your name and business, shinobi-san," the leader of the three guards exclaimed as he stood imposingly before Kayori.
"Uchiha Kayori. I was out searching for these," the Jounin said as he nodded his head in the direction of Souten Ginrou strapped to his back with a makeshift rope made from tree vines. "You can check the gate records. I left a few hours ago."
Looking to the guard on his left and ordering him to get the records, the leader then turned his attention back to Kayori and once more leveled his eyes with the Uchiha's.
"Your appearance may be Kayori-san's, but this late in the night, who knows if you're an impostor. Show me signs of your identity or you aren't getting in," the leader said.
"Whatever you want," Kayori replied curtly, too tired to even argue. As easily as he would move a finger, the Uchiha activated his bloodline limit, the Sharingan. The leader saw the transformation in the Uchiha's eyes and quickly made the decision that this was probably the real deal.
Stepping aside, the leader then asked the other man to open the gates. "Please enter, Kayori-san. That is proof enough."
"Thank you and good night," the blonde shinobi said, as he made his way into the village.