200 km/h in the wrong lane [search] Aug 24, 2015 5:04:29 GMT -8
Post by daisy on Aug 24, 2015 5:04:29 GMT -8
dissolve me ♥
It had been a long journey. I would be ever grateful for Matsumoto's company, especially through the arid desert of the land of wind, in which his guidance was immensely helpful. However, upon our trek through the land of fire, we were equally uninformed. Though I had performed a few missions there, none had given me many clues as to its geography, but fortunately our destination was straight forward - simply to pass directly across the country. My world recorder had proven invaluable there, and we had covered the distance in less than a week. Obtaining passage to the land of water was rather more difficult, given the tensions between the two lands, but passing ourselves off as a mother and daughter in need, alongside my trademark charms, had achieved our goal.
I laughed lightly, remembering the conversation. All negotiations fell to me, of course, given Matsumoto's rather lacking manners and charm, but his delicate, feminine appearance seemed to garner us slightly more sympathy. And finally, we were in the land of water, ready to begin our search. I wasn't quite sure where to begin, and asking around would have to be done with caution. Though I was a sensor type shinobi - my arsenal well equipped to deal with tracking and observing - finding a hidden village was a rather different matter than locating an enemy shinobi on the battlefield.
"My, such grunt work! If only our task wasn't one of such secrecy, the Kazekage could've sent out a scouting force ahead of us," It had been difficult to conceal my true identity and motives from my companion as we traveled, but I couldn't quite make up my mind about telling him. On one hand, he was simply a Genin, and therefore not likely to be privy to any classified information, but on the other, he had proven himself useful, and I truly appreciated his help.
As far as Matsumoto knew, his task was simply to escort me to the land of water.
"I do hope you don't mind aiding me in my search? I'm quite sure the Kazekage can spare you for a day or two more," Of course, I knew nothing of the sort, but Aka Mu-n didn't strike me as the pedantic type.
"I apologise for the secrecy, but my mission is one of great diplomatic importance, direct orders from the Kazekage and all that. I'm sure you understand," All this lying, poor thing. But it was simply too dangerous to confess who I truly was, and what I hoped to achieve here...