flashback [friendly intervention] Oct 3, 2015 11:54:56 GMT -8
Post by lash on Oct 3, 2015 11:54:56 GMT -8
As I faced my opponents, every sign of my body being ready to commit to actual combat and sickly sweet smile upon my face, my eyes would catch movement behind me, and instinct took over. With barely a wasted motion, my body twisted to the left, pivoting with my left foot as my wakizashi came out of its sheath and came up with barely just enough time to deflect the kunai that would have struck me in the back. My eyes quickly accessed the situation, and found that there was only one target who could have thrown the weapon: the woman. She smiled back at me and turned to run.
I would have given chase, but the sounds behind me told me that the men were beginning to get over their surprise of the situation and rebalance themselves, and knew that I would need to act. Sheathing my wakizashi, I pivoted once more while at the same time beginning a small string of seals, completing it at around the same time that I turned around. Bluish crackling energy began to pulsate around both of my hands, and I quickly released it in a small, beam-like wave towards the puddle of water in which all of my opponents were struggling to stand up in. The energy hit the water and raced through it, creating a stunning sensation that washed over those who were attempting to stand, paralyzing them for a moment.
I waited a brief moment in time, allowing the energy to lose its strength, before walking forward and tying the boys up. I lead the captured thugs to the jail, where I stashed them to await sentencing later.
For a long time after that, I wondered what had happened to the woman. I had forgotten about the scenario that had unfolded here and what it had meant. Was that woman one of the ones who had vanished from Sunagakure no Sato? Or if she had remained, what did that mean about the crime syndicate that she had, in hindsight, obviously been a part of...?
This wasn't the place for such thoughts. I turned and walked away.