19 years later...
The Akatsuke have been long defeated. Sasuke's plan to destroy Konoha has been compromised. The entire land of shinobi has been left with calm and peace it has awaited for that lasts... until now.
While the major crime syndicate organisations have been crippled, others still pose a threat to the entire nation. As such, the group who calls themselves the Arashi plead for the assistance of a team of ninjas to aid them in protecting their sacred burial ground from the Ogawa.
Kaneda wriggled around in his bed, disturbed by the constant "beeping" from his alarm clock. He pulled open his heavy eyelids and allowed his sight to adjust to the flashing numbers 8:30.
He whacked the alarm clock, which fell off his side table. He turned to his other side, wrapped around in his warm blankets. He groaned.
"I'll have to get up sooner or later..." he said allowed. Kaneda would be late for the mission briefing if he didn't get up out of bed. Grudgingly, he pulled himself away from the warm sheets, and walked across the dark room towards the window. He opened it, and a gush of light surrounded his room. There he overlooked the streets of Konoha in the early morning. People were already up and about: attending to their business.
Kaneda yawned, and walked to his wardrobe to put his outfit on.
Karela got dressed and prepared to greet the new morning with a smile
The rain outside wiped the smile right off her face
Sadly...It was raning in the hidden leaf village and she still had to get her morning run done before she could even think about eating breakfast
I hate the rain...it really ruins my day...
Karela began her morning run around the block and then headed off to the Hyuga estate for the longer portion of the run
It's times like this that I really wish I had an umbrella...
Akagi Shurijima walked slowly through the wet and muddy forest that he was in.
He had been traveling for one day and a night straight, without rest, not that he needed it.
As a Samurai, he had decided to leave his hidden country and go out to the outside world and learn something. What? He'd find that out in good time.
The rain pattered all over his black and red armor, luckily avoiding his precious daisho or swords from becoming wet. He'd have rough time with rusty weapons.
He continued walking until he noticed several buildings and a road. He began walking in that direction until his foot made contact with the muddy road. He then sloshed out into the open street. '
He seemed the only one on the road, or anyone outside for that matter. It was early in the morning, why would anyone be out and about at this hour? Akagi shrugged the thought off and slogged again down the road, towards whatever place he was bound for.
He hoped that his family did not have a feud with this village, as it did with so many of the others. Perhaps he'd get a chance to handle such feuds while he was traveling.
Akagi's stomach rumbled and he shuddered for a second. He should've packed more food, but not much could be spared in his country. He'd have to talk to one and the local villagers, or find some sort of storehouse.
He was a Samurai. How hard could it be?
Karela was on her way home from her walk when she noticed a figure coming in the from the outskirts of the village
Who in there right mind would be out in this weather? The only reason I'm out in the rain is because I'm out for a jog but still...
This looked interesting
"Hey you! Yeah, I'm talking to you! You need any help?"
Kaneda finished breakfast and walked out the door of his home unit. He looked up, and saw the cloudy sky. Rain drops poured onto the ground. Kaneda sighed.
"Crap..." he grunted. He pulled out his embarisingly spotty unbrella and opened it up. It was the only one his parents had.
He sighed and walked on the wet dirt towards the Hokage's Residence for the mission briefing. Whatever it was, it better be worth the trouble of walking through this ungodly weather...
Akagi's head turned quickly toward the sound. He saw one of the villagers stepping out of one of the huts. He drew his wakizashi sword partly out of the sheath as he stared.
He had a few questions of his own, "WHO ARE YOU!" He shouted.
Karela stared at the sword the guy was drawing
Holy Crap thats a big sword! I left all my ninja tools at home! I wasn't expecting to have to fight anyone on my morning walk!
Karela did the only thing that seemed resonable
"Shadow Clone Jutsu!"
Karela and the five shadow clones took off in opposite directions
I really hope this works
Akagi didn't like this situation. Somehow, the villager had outnumbered him, the villager was probably a ninja of some sort. Akagi hated ninjas, they were always a thorn in the Samurai's side. He would fight nonetheless.
He pulled the sword out completely and dropped into a defensive stance.
He looked at the villager, and charged.
"BANZAI!!!!" He yelled.
Karela was running as quickly as she could.
I have to find a Jonin or something, this guy looks a bit to tough to take on my own, even if I had my Ninja tools
Karela could feel her shadow clones being taken down by the intruder
"Shadow Clone Jutsu!"
Karela smirked with satisfaction as she saw ten Shadows clones appear.
"Everyone! Take off in opposite directions!"
Karela changed course to run toward the Hokage's office.
And to think I thought today was going to be boring!
One of the villagers fell as Akagi approached. He used his foot to roll them over and stuck a foot on the villager to keep her still. He then raised the blade high above his head thrusted it down into the villager's stomach. The person quickly disappeared.
An illusion thought Akagi.
He tore his blade out of the ground and continued running, even in his heavy armor. If his instincts were correct, he'd have to kill everyone one of them until the true villager showed themself. He would enjoy this.
(lol i wasn't really expecting a battle so early... bit too early))
Kaneda turned the corner of the street when all of a sudden he saw a commotion. One of his peers, Karela was thrown down onto the wet ground and was about to be staked with a large sword, carried by an armored man.
Kaneda watched his horror as the sword flung down... only to realise Karela had disapeared into smoke. He was relieved to find out that was a shadow clone.
"Right, time to put an end to this..." Kaneda sighed. He clapped his hands together. "Kageyose no Jutsu (Shadow Endgame Technique)"
Instantly, tentacles made from shadows formed from his own, and creeped up to the psycotic man wielding the sword. They restrained him from moving, paralysing him.
"First off, psycho: attacking an innocent person right here in the hidden leaf village is a bad idea. Secondly, its no use trying to escape: this technique has fully restrained you. Why were you attacking her in the first place?"
Akagi tried his best to move, but soon found it futile.
He had been captured. Something most Samurai hated for the shame. Most would take their own lives for this.
But Akagi was not that honorable yet.
He used his peripherial vision and spotted the man who'd stopped him.
"It was...a misunderstanding, now that I think about it. You're villager seemed hostile...ninja. You're kind are foul like that. Now, I ask you, release this cursed spell you have. Do away with me honorably if you will at all."
Akagi clenched his teeth with his last sentence.
"It was...a misunderstanding, now that I think about it. You're villager seemed hostile...ninja. You're kind are foul like that. Now, I ask you, release this cursed spell you have. Do away with me honorably if you will at all."
Kaneda looked at him strangely. He certainly did not act like a ninja. This man was something different, given from the strange armor he wore. Many shinobi were familiar with the Samurai. Was this man one of them?
"And if I let you go, whats to stop you from going on another rampage?"
Karela watched as one of her Shadow clones was wiped out by the armored man
Yikes, If i'm not careful he'll get me as well
And then the shadows around the armored man took on a life of their own and trapped him
Kaneda! I'm glad he showed up when he did...
Karela walked slowly out of her hiding spot
"Thank you Kaneda! I was on my morning run when I saw this one out on the rain. I asked him if I could help him out and he came after me with that huge sword of his..."
Karela turned to the armored man
"So...what was the deal with trying to slice me up a few miutes ago?"
Akagi looked to the man, "A sense of honor would prevent me from a 'rampage' as you say."
He then looked to the villager he had attempted to attack.
"You seemed hostile. It was proper at that time to make an example. Your reactions sparked a response, villager. You acted first, remember that."
Akagi didn't like being paralyzed, it made him very vulnerable, something Akagi hated.
"Now, release me. Perhaps we can find a more peaceful solution to this problem."
Sam stepped out into the street, he had heard the yelling. their were people out there, but the rain was coming down hard enough to make it hard to see them. he walked towards them, keeping his swords near him.
" what seems to be the- wait... Akagi? What are you doing here?"Sam asked.
Karela stared at the armored man
I made the first move?! I asked if you needed help, You charged me with the big sword.
"If you can behave yourself, I'll show you where you can get something to eat if your interested."
Kaneda watched as a the Jonin arrived to examin the situation. "what seems to be the- wait... Akagi? What are you doing here?"
I appeared the two knew each other. If the Samurai called "Akagi" had promised to lay down his aggresiveness, and he knew one of the Jonin's, then it should be safe to deactivate his jutsu.
Instantly, the shadows returned and merged with his own. Akagi was free, but Kaneda kept an eye on him he turned to Sam. "You know this man, Sam?"
"Kinda... We both trained together, He gave me this sword" Sam responded, pulling out his large sword.
Akagi nodded with recognition, but not completely in a good way.
Yes, they had trained together in some of Akagi's earlier journeys, but not all went well. There was a slight history, including Sam disgracing one of Akagi's friend's familys, shaming them greatly. Akagi's opinion of Sam greatly changed, and it was nearly his duty to avenge his friend's shame.
Akagi let out a roar of complete anger and fury and swung his katana around at Sam's neck.
But he stopped it a mere centimeter from his throat.
"Remember who's mercy you're at. My friend's disgrace will be avenged. Remember that."
Akagi quickly sheathed the blade and turned to the other two villagers, and he did a small bow towards them.
"I wish to apologize for my quick judging behaviour. It was not my place to do such things."
He came up from the bow and turned to the woman,"If you mentioned food, if it would be alright, I would enjoy some. I apologize."
Sam gulped, he had forgotten about the situation between them. He had forgot how honor-bound Samurai are. Sam walked away, heading towards the forest. Once there he began practicing his jutsu's and his sword tecniques. suddenly five rogue ninjas came out of nowhere.
" Don't make it too easy for me now." Sam said as he tried out a new jutsu...
" Summoning Jutsu!" he yelled out, and a wolf appeared. Not as deadly as he had hoped, but it was better than nothing.
The situation had clearly been handled. Kaneda sighned, looking up at the cloudy sky and the rain drops falling on his face. Soon the clouds moved elsewhere, and the sun beamed down on his face. He turned to look at the rainbow that had been formed.
Then he looked down at both Akagi and Karela. "Right, well I got some business to attend to. I'm supposed to be meeting the Hokage right about now to recieve a mission briefing."
He turned and walked away. "Welp, be seeing you..." he greeted goodbye to Karela. Then he walked in the direction of the Hokage Residence...
Sam walked out of the forest, blood covering him. the rogue ninjas had been all too easy. then he heard someone calling for him. He turned around and saw a young genin walking towards him.
" The...Hokage...Would...Like...to...see...you" He said through heavy breaths.
"Thanks kid, and get your asthma checked out, or you'll never make it past the trials." Sam responded
Kaneda stared up at the large, rounded Hokage residence. The sun shined on its red-painted surface. He yawned as he walked through the front door and walked his way to the Hokage's office.
He faced the closed door infront of him. But he stopped when he heard strange sounds coming from within. It almost sounded like growling and grunting, but the sound was muffled. Curious as to what it was made from, Kaneda opened the door.
HIs eyes narrowed on the figure sitting on the seat, with its arms behind its head and the chair leaned back with the man's feet sitting on the desk cluttered with papers. The strange noise was coming from the snoring of the 6th Hokage: Naruto Uzamaki. He was fast asleep.
"Urm... hello?" Kaneda spoke. The Hokage still didn't wake up. He was wearing his flame patterned Jacket over his black and orange jumpsuit. HIs blond hair had increased in size, and the three scars on each cheek were still present. Uzamaki had grown older, but not with the mind of a matured adult.
Suddenly, someone had rushed past Kaneda and towards the sleeping beast in the chair. "The amount of times I have to wake him up..."
The figure started shaking the Hokage lightly, but Naruto still hadn't budged. He growled more snoring in his chair. "I-I'm deeply sorry about this. He's not used to waking up early in the morning."
Kaneda looked dumb founded. He wasn't sure what to do in the situation where the Hokage was sleeping on the job. The assistant still shook Naruto, until he eventually woke up. "Yeah, yeah, yeah! I'm up!"
He out stretched his arms and gave a big yawn. He looked across the table towards his visiter.
"Er... Oh, right. Kaneda Yamagato..." he searched through his pile of papers to pick up a file. "Our other guest hasn't arrived yet... whats keeping him. Eh, he should be arriving shortly anyway..."
(Who's the assistant?)
"So...what do you want to eat?"
This guy really needs an attitude adjustment
"Well, theres one place I love to eat, It serves all sorts of Ramen! Shall we go?"
I really hope he orders the hot stuff, that should take him down a few notches
"I'm taking you to the best eating establishment in the Hidden leaf Village: Ichiraku Ramen Bar."
Karela smirked at him
"Ask them for the tuesday special when we get there, I'm sure you'll love it."
「ふぁー 所在無いわね。。。 ペインたちはこの国を台無しにしたわ。。。 私の国を取残したくないけど虚 しくなった。。。 だれも食べ物がない、でも、 どこへ行くかしら。。。」
カズエはどちらに行こうと思っています。 木の葉とうずまきナルトはペインとアカツキを倒したから、栄って いて、 幾つものしのびがあそこに行っています。
Sam arived at the Hokage Residence. Upon entering he saw Kaneda standing next to Uzimake. Sam bowed, as low and deep as he could, and said, " good morning Hokage-Sama, I hope you have had a wonderf-"
" Ahh save it!" Naruto interrupted.
Akagi honsetly didn't know what to say. He had never been here before, and his country was ultimately cut-off from the rest of the world's advance, so he'd see what there was.
He nodded crisply and put a hand out, telling the villager to lead the way.
He'd have to be humble this way on out.
"Lead the way...what is your name?" Akagi tried his best to be friendly.
( I can't understand what Jmac said...it all just shows up in Japanese or some other language)
"My name is Karela, I'm one of the chunin here."
"I don't know what your name is however...well. whatever it is, I have some advice to give you. If you ever see a blonde-haired man with flames on his robes, don't ever insult anything Ramen related. He will come after you."
I made that mistake once...I still can't believe he managed to chase me up to the very top of the Hokage's residence
Akagi was still slightly confused at the situation.
"Ramen? Uh, okay...I would avoid such an entanglement...Karela."
Akagi had no plans on making any more enemies, he had had enough for one day. He'd have to discover what this 'Ramen' was, though. Was it perhaps noodles? Akagi didn't know, either way, it would be an adventure.
((@ Chev= I was kinda leaving it as a suprise, but meh. I was gonna make the assistant Hinata, if your willing to agree with that.
@ jmac: i dont think all of us are very fluent with this 「ふぁ type of language :p ))
As Sam arrived and greeted the Hokage, Naruto rested his chin on his fist looking very bored. He yawned and looked up as another person walked into the office.
It was a tall man, wearing a long black cloak. His white hair was tied in a pony tail, and his pale, wrinkled face displayed a constant kind expression.
"About time you showed up." Naruto spoke in an aggitated expression. "Ok, guys. This man here is a representative of a shinobi cultural movement organisation known as the urm..."
"We are known as the Arashi. My name is Kisei Gatoa, I here represent my employers."
( I'm fine with it.)
Karela looked up at the big guy and suddenly had a thought
I don't even know his name
"Well here we are, take a seat, this meal is on me."
Karela smiled at the man working the stand
"Hey Teuchi! I brought a friend with me today. I'll take a regular."
Karela turned to the big guy,
"Remember, order the tuesday special, I'm sure you'll enjoy it."
I hope he likes his ramen spicey
Akagi nodded and turned to the man across the counter.
He slightly hesitated as he spoke,"The Tue-tuesday special..sir."
The man raised an eyebrow and nodded, a small smile secretly creeping onto his face.
"Okay...if that's what you want...it's comin'."
A few minutes later, the man presented Akagi with a small bowl of what looked like chopped noodles, or something like that.
Akagi fished out some chopsticks that he kept in his pack and took a small 'ramen' from the bowl.
He put into his mouth and chewed. His eyes immediately began to water and he stopped chewing for a second. His face turned slightly red from the spicyness, he quickly recomposed himself and swallowed.
He nodded,"Uhh....not bad. Thank you..." Akagi looked back down at the bowl and wondered how something so spiced could be so fantastic to eat.
Karela watched the samuri's eyes water
That'll teach him to try and cut me up with a sword
"Now that I've gotten back at you for trying to cut me up with that sword of yours earlier...you can try some of the regular ramen."
Karela grabbed the Big guy's bowl and eagerly began to chow down.
"Woops, almost forgot."
Karela handed the big guy the bowl of regular ramen.
"You'll like this one alot better. it's not spicey at all. Believe me, if you keep eating that bowl, your going to end up in the hospital. Only the Hokage and a few others are able to handle the tuesday special. I'm sorry about that, but I don't like it when people chase me with swords."
"Now, you and I are even."
Akagi nodded and understood that somehow, spicy food was payback.
He'd have to understand their modern culture some other time.
He eyed the new bowl of ramen carefully, eating very cautiously to make sure he was not tricked again. But he found that this bowl was quite delicious.
Confident that he was in a safe area, Akagi took off his helmet and placed next to the bowl as he ate. He had a few key questions for Karela, though.
He paused from eating for a second,"So..Karela, what village is this? What part of the country is this? Who is in charge?"
Akagi would need this information if he was to advance in his knowledge of this new place.
There was a pause after the man named Gatoa finished speaking. "And thats the deal. This clan who call themselves the Ogawa are threatening the ecosystem of the Sacred Burial Site. They are invaders more like, and they must be stopped."
The Hokage scratched his head and pulled out a file from within his desk, listing any organisation or clan marked with a name begining with the letter "O". He flipped through the file and eventually gave up and closed it. "Hmmm... my records show no listing of such a group or organisation..."
"These people are recent. They're newly established, which is why you cannot find anything. Much like us: the Arashi is a fairly young organisation dedicated to protecting our ecosystems and environment."
"What exactly is this sacred burial ground, though?" Kaneda wondered. Gatoa turned to him.
"Its an ancient temple from an early civilisation. It served as a tomb for the Warlord Magato and his servants. Outside the temple, the area is covered with a very lush and rare plants and vegetation. We cannot afford to lose them to these savages..."
Gatoa threw a document with images of the site onto the Hokage's desk. Naruto examined it. "I heard of such a place. Hmmm... yeah, the Shinobi have recently discovered this place. This temple was built underground: the vegetation grows in within the darkness."
"Yes, and the shinobi that discovered the temple were eliminated by the Ogawa. This act of barbarism shall not go unnoticed. They must pay for their crimes!"
Naruto put a hand near his mouth, while thinking. He removed the hand, and looked back up. "Alright, then we shall essemble a team to accompany you to the burial site. Kaneda and Sam are already assigned for this mission, but we'll need more man power by the look of this... Hinata."
He looked at his assistant. She finally revealed her face to everyone: she was a very distant person. Her lavender eyes looked down at Naruto as her name was called up. "We'll need abit of muscle in this. <sigh> I'm gonna regret doing this... Summon Tategami immediatly."
"R-Right..." she said nervously. Then she smiled and walked out of the room. Naruto looked up. "Alright, that two members with the possibility of a third. Kaneda and Sam, I want you to go around the village and select some of your strongest peers for this mission. But not too many, we'll wanna keep this inconspicuous."
Karela continued eating her spicey ramen
Wooh! Hotter then I remember!
"Well...your in the Village Hidden in the Leaves in the Land of fire."
Karela took a gulp of water
"As for who's in charge...that would be the Sixth Hokage. His name is Naruto Uzuamki and he's a friend of mine. He's the blonde haired guy with flames on his robes that I warned you about."
"As a matter of fact...I was going to visit him today, your welcome to tag along if you wish...but before we do anything, we need to find you a place to spend the night. you can't sleep in my apartment...it's not big enough...when we're done, I'll try and find somewhere for you to sleep."
Sayomi walks into the Ramen shop, her cloak and hat resembling that of an Akatsuki member.
She sits down at the counter and orders a bowl of ramen.
"One bowl please..." she said in a low voice
She turned noticing the name the people who were sitting near to her had just said.
She rapidly, under her cloak, beings to sign with one hand and says under her breath...
She quickly eats the bowl of ramen the chef had just prepared for her and payed him as she left mumbling...
As she leaves she activates her jutsu. The Roof of the Ramen shop instantly bursts into flames.
"Kohona and Naruto Uzumaki will burn!" She said under her breathe walking outside.
In a local apartment of the village, Asuka Kyo was meditating, sitting on her cushion. Eyes closed and legs crossed, she started to focus on her jutsu. Like Sensei Benjiro taught her: Set your mind in a calmer state. Never embrace the anger. It's like Fire. But Water is calmer. More focused...
"I... am strong," Asuka whispered. "I... will not back down. One heart... one mind. I will do whatever I can to be a protector. A guardian."
As she continued to meditate, something came to mind. Asuka's eyes shot open. "Just remembered. Naruto's here in the village." The young Chunin stood up from the cushion, and looked around. "Maybe I should ask if I could be assigned a mission." Asuka thought deeply. Then she said, "But then... I might be too late."
The young woman smiled. "That's ridiculous. It's never too late for a mission." Smiling, she stepped out of the apartment, closing the door. As she walked down the path, Asuka thought about all that she had been through. Teaching under both sensei, which was the old wise man Benjiro and her crazy but loving uncle Chokichi.
Asuka smiled. "I'll find a way to help this village or any place that is in need." She then looked up at the sky and smiled sadly. "I will not fail you mom and Uncle Chokichi."
Karela watched in horror as the ramen shop caught on fire.
How did this hapen?!
"Everyone get out of the shop! I have an Idea!"
Karela made sure everyone was out of the shop before turning to face the blazing shop.
"Earth Style! Earth Coffin Jutsu!"
Karela covered the shop with a layer of stone and waited.
Please let the fire die off from lack of oxygen...please...It would break the Hokage's heart to see his favorite shop burning to the ground.
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