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 voices of his comrades were only whispers afar. They were surely talking about something important; the constant sound of Ito’s voice relaxed the shikigami in ways unimaginable. Those silent whispers would soon become within range for him to hear them. Although he was un-aware of what they’d talked about he kept calm and smiled as they neared. Ban-ku wasn’t much the type to tell when someone was aggravated with him so he constantly shifted his eyes to avoid being analyzed.
“t..that flying took a toll on me you know. I should have listened to you Ito…
His words muffled through his scratchy voice. Although he were lying he still hoped it’d at least let her know he was listening. A brief moment passed before the wind collapsed his creations into a storm of loose-leaf. Ban-Ku Ro’s chakras flourished out of his pores into the surrounding atmosphere… combining all the papers that had shed off his creations into an more powerful crane.
“but I still have a lot left…. A..are you sure you won’t ride? I..I promise not to ‘let you down Ito’ “
He remained silent while she articulated her thoughts; they were incredible. The reasons she listed were more-or-less the same things that prompted him to refuse Ban-Ku's offer. Her attention to detail and gifted reasoning were exactly what the ninja world demanded of it's inhabitants, and at such a young age— children of her caliber were a scarcity in this day and age.
While he praised her attentiveness he was equally torn by the thought of such an amazing gift being used to embellish the image of war. The thought only strengthened his disdain of the world economy's truculent nature.
When they finally approached Ban-Ku, he had been comfortably awaiting their arrival. His melancholy body language expressed how simple the task really was for him but his words said otherwise. Ue pondered if it was another act of humility for the sake of avoiding conflict. Nevertheless, he lowered his end of the lumber to the ground at a pace he knew Ito could suit. Once it was comfortably set, he took to observing the scene around him.
The workers seemed tired but attentive, continuing to provide all that they could for the restoration effort. There was no need getting in their way and so the doctor turned toward both of his subordinates before stuffing his hands into his pockets.
"It seems like we're all done here. I'll meet you two at the Tsuchikage's office."
After facing about he would press down the path they'd just traversed. Ban-Ku's final statement had been acknowledged and assessed. Hopefully the two of them would reconcile themselves.
Aki finished up by neatening the stack of wood, doing her best not to look at either of her teammates in the process. She was rather hoping that she'd be able to get through without having to say anything more to either of them as she'd already done a good deal more talking then she was accustomed to.
One of the sites overseers came over and signed off on the work order after a glance to make certain the team had brought the correct supplies. Aki secured the form in her belt pouch as it would be needed to prove they had done their work upon return to the tower. While she was about this last bit of work the good doctor pulled a real dick move and started walking without waiting for her.
Devoid of being able to simply follow along with him she had to actually acknowledge Ro's offer directly. Fidgeting in place for a minute she considered simply running off but discarded it. Her mother would have her hide for pulling something like that on a mission. More then that though if she couldn’t even handle this she might as well quite being a shinobi right then and there.
"I..." She paused a moment then let out a sigh that was a mixture of frustration and disgust. Taking a rapid step forward she punched Ro lightly in the shoulder, not enough to hurt though it might well sting.
"I'm absolute shit with words. Lets go." And with that she went and sat down on the construct. It was a major concession on her part as she was already feeling nocuous from nerves at the thought of flying. She could jump high but that was a controlled action. An action that she controlled to be specific. This was a display of trust that she was not accustomed to making but despite feeling like she'd bit off a hell of a lot more then she could chew she was committed. Ro would just have to put up with her hanging on to him fit to bruise ribs all the way back.
Ro was rather surprised. His eyes extracted confusion but his actions spoke differently and so did hers.
“ow.. he responded to the throbbing feeling in his arm.
A smirk befell his face just as he watched the doctor tread his path. ‘ he sure is an odd fellow,’ Ro thought, turning himself to face the crane soon after. The sun beamed his face as he turned round to Ito.
“ your not afraid of heights are ya..?”
The words escaped his tongue with a smirk as he treaded upon the paper; hard as iron it seemed to the young shikigami. The strong wings of the paper crane lifted in an arc and thrust downward in attempts to propel forward. Almighty, the wind, stressed forth underneath its body swiftly and carried the two Iwa nin into the skies and moved them towards the tsuchikage tower.
There were consequences to using so much chakra at once but there were no concern for him within the moment. Though he had nothing to prove he seemed to urge her open-mindedness be a little more… lenient. He were not very proficient in taijutsu so his speed was not very great compared to one so he had to use his talents as a means of his time. If he were to get proficient in it then he could possibly even surpass the means of using taijutsu but his feelings were not based on this alone.
He just simply didn’t care enough to challenge. Ro looked down upon the kage’s tower and spoke just as they’d landed upon the safeness of the earth. His demeanor seemed a little bit more relaxing to her now.