Chapter 1: Introductions Are In Order
The forest was a very quiet place. Not many people passed through it. At least, that's how it seemed. The thickness of the branches and the way they were spaced out from each other made it easy to leap from limb to limb. A small squirrel was nibbling on an acorn and did not even notice the noise of a pair of feet hitting the branch and leaping off quickly again. It didn't even flinch when this happened twice more. Of course, if the rodent had noticed, the shinobi jumping from tree to tree wouldn't be doing their job very well.
“Are we there yet?” The first male shinobi of the group had remained silent for most of the trip, but decided to joke about with his comrades.
“Shut up, Ryuu!” The second male there shut up his team mate, even though he almost ran into a tree trunk, “we're on a mission to do recon on a rouge ninja that nobody knows anything about, and you've decided to resort to jokes?”
“If both of you don't stop shouting soon,” The girl stated, “He might hear us coming and run off without us. We don't want that, now do we?”
The men started to protest, but stopped when the leapt out of the forest into a grassy field. They only just regained there balance before they hit the ground. The boy that had questioned his comrades looked like an average shinobi. The red shirt he wore with the clan symbol on his back and his black shorts seemed to be his option of clothing. He brushed aside the hair near his eyes, which brought a bit more attention to his eyes, one of which was blue and the other was green. He rubbed his bare feet in slight discomfort.
The second male who had attempted to silence his comrade had a much more casual look than his partners. His jean shorts and black t-shirt made him look like a regular person, but one would be able to tell that he was anything other than that because of his Sunakagure headband, similar to the ones that his friends wore around their foreheads. His light brown eyes scanned the field while he combed out his neck-length black hair with his fingers.
The only female of the group was the only one of her group who looked like a real shinobi. Her black shorts and camouflage shirt helped her blend in with her environment. She was also the only person in her group wearing the Sunakagure-issue, light-brown jacket, symbolising the rank of Chunin that she shared with her comrades.
“This field seems empty enough.” The girl said, “What does the bingo book say about our missin-nin friend?”
“Let's see” The black-shirted young man known as Yoshi opened up his leg pouch to look for the list of criminals every ninja carried, “I know I left that thing around here somewhere.”
The boy that was earlier addressed as Ryuu rolled his eyes as he handed the book over to his female comrade.
“Here you go, Akina.”
“Thank you, Ryuu.”
Yoshi glared up in annoyance at his male comrade. Frustrated, he walked a few feet away from his comrades and opened his pouch to check his supplies. Akina ignored her team mate's immaturity and flipped through the book's pages.
“Ah! Here we are.” She stopped at a page labelled 'S-Rank Criminals'.
The picture she had located showed a man, who seemed to be in his thirties, with a scar the went from the top-left of his face to the right corner of his mouth. His uncut black hair reached his eyebrows in the front and his shoulders in the back. His dark brown eyes seemed to have a hint of fatigue in them.
Akina slowly walked away from her friends as she read the info. “Narako Tizashi, male, Age:30, Village of origin:Unknown, tattoos covering his upper arm and forearm, Info:Helps villagers and battles only when attacked, info on jutsu is unknown, reported to use lightning, water, and wind jutus, allegedly travelling with a wolf with similar tattoos on its back”
Yoshi looked at his organization of his equipment and smiled. His eyes glanced at the grass around him and his eyes widened slightly. He started to quickly pack up his gear.
“Not now. Yoshi. So what's the battle plan, Akina?”
“Not sure. And remember, we aren't supposed to fight unless he attacks us.”
“Fine then. What's the recon plan?”
“Simple; keep our distance and if he sees us, run. If he attacks us, attack back. Report back to the village in two days.”
The two had grown tired of their team mate's worried tone and angrily responded to him.
“No big deal or anything, but is the grass growing quicker than usual?”
Akina and Ryuu looked down at their feet at noticed that the grass was, in fact, slowly growing at about a half-inch a second. The moment they noticed this, the grass instantly shot up until it was at least seven feet tall. The shinobi could barely see through the foliage, and the fact that they were several meters away from each other didn't help their plan.
“Yoshi, Akina, what do you guys think?”
His female companion responded first, “It's a jutsu obviously. Our attacker, or attackers, probably have some kind of way to see through this grass, so they're probably going to start attacking us one by one.”
“What's wrong Yoshi?”
“I tried cutting this grass down, but it grows back one second later!”
And sure enough, when Ryuu pulled out a kunai and tried to cut the grass, he succeeded, but the grass quickly grew back to its original height.
Ryuu stared at where he cut the plants and thought to himslef, 'If cutting it won't work, how about burning it?'
Ryuu activated his kekkai genkai, which sent a large amount of fire chakra running through his blood stream instantaneously. He then expelled the energy from the veins near his hands, which took the form of flames that were wrapped around his hands, yet they did not burn him. The flames slowly crawled up his arms, and he smiled as the foliage around him slowly started to burn away.
“Water Style: Morning Dew Jutsu!”
Ryuu glanced towards the direction that he heard the voice, which he noted was female as a large blanket of cold water fell upon the grass, extinguishing the flames on Ryuu and the grass. He brought up the flames again, ignoring his soaked person, and tried to ignite the grass again. The water covering it prevented it from even singeing. Ryuu frowned in frustration and starting looking around him to see if he couldn't locate his comrades. After several minutes, and much to Ryuu's relief, the grass started to shrink, as if someone was pulling it down from beneath the earth. As soon as the grass descended to below his eyes, he looked to where he last saw Yoshi. He was annoyed and wet, but otherwise fine. It was when he looked to where Akina was that he grew slightly worried. Akina was uninjured, but her hands were trying to pull off the arm wrapped around her neck. The Sand chunin tried to get a look at their attacker's face, but she was wearing a mask that covered her skin up to her nose and a hood that blocked a good portion of her face. The only thing Ryuu could see of her face was dark skin, a scar, and red, glaring eyes. She lifted up a kunai to Akina's face and spoke one sentence.
“Tell me who you are, or I kill the girl.”
For those of you who had to wait, sorry for the delay!
For everyone else, this is my first fanfic, based on characters me and several users made in a seperate thread. Hopefully, my writing, and the story, will get better as the chapters go on. Next update will be next weekend. Enjoy!
cool chapter. :D
EDIT: Why is Kuroshi not in that Bingo Book? He deserves to be in it!
Hey Hiro, are you going to give us 2 chapters this weekend? 1 chapter every other week is, imo, too slow.
HOW DARE YOU END YOUR FIRST CHAPTER WITH A BAD *** CLIFF HANGER?!?! lol jk. Your first chapter was too bad ***. Basically it was so good that I wanted the next chapter right away. :p
No update? Q_Q
Sorry guys! I haven't had access to my computer lately (using a friend's computer right now), but if all goes well, I'll have an update for you tomorrow! Thank you for waiting!
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