Chapter 2:Introductions Are In Order:Part 2
Seeing his comrade in danger, Yoshi went into a battle stance, with one arm ready to perform hand seals and one reaching towards one of the knifes strapped to his waist. He looked towards his team mate to see if he was preforming a similar action. He stopped in surprise when he saw Ryuu standing with his hands, which were usually ready for action, raised above his head in a pose of surrender. After a small moment of consideration, Yoshi did the same.
“My name is Ryuu Namizake,” Ryuu stated in a slow monotone so that their assailant could hear them, “This is my team mate Yoshi Lee and the girl you're holding hostage is Akina Utsukushii. We are Chunins sent from the Village Hidden In The Sand on a B-Rank mission to perform reconnaissance on the rouge ninja known as Narako Tizashi. I can see from the technique you used earlier that you yourself are a ninja. I'm certain that if we discuss the situation at hand we can all walk away without anyone getting hurt.”
The enemy glared at Ryuu with a eyes that could burn through metal, but Ryuu stood firm. She moved her head closer towards Akina and seemed to whisper something in her ear. She raised an eyebrow in confusion then slowly nodded her head. She stopped struggling as the mystery woman moved the kunai away from Akina's neck. She pulled the mask down from her face and raised her hands above her head. The two male shinobi were about to launch an assault when their attacker started to speak.
“My name is Kusaaijin Habatobi. I am a Genin ninja from the Village Hidden In The Grass. I have also been sent on a mission to monitor Narako Tizashi.”
The four ninja stared at each other, tensed up to attack, when Ryuu finally broke the silence.
“All right then.”
The ninja that were in a position of surrender lowered their hands and relaxed. Now that she was no longer an enemy, Ryuu finally took a note of the newcomer's appearance. She was a girl who was about half-of-a-foot shorter than Ryuu, so he assumed she was about a year younger than him. She wore a sleeveless, dark-green camouflage hoodie that was only a little bit larger than skin tight. Her limbs were covered by green arm and leg covers that were also camouflage. The only thing she was wearing that wasn't camouflage were the black shorts that went under her leg covers. With her outfit on and her hood up, she blended in perfectly with the grass. The only thing that didn't blend in were her piercing red eyes. The one quality about her that Ryuu found strange was her dark skin, which was strange outside the Land of Lightning.
“So what's a Genin doing hunting down an S-Rank criminal?” Yoshi asked
Kusaaijin jumped slightly at the question.
“Ummm...my village is short on ninja right now. So the s-sent me insead.”
Everyone was surprised at Kusaaijin's response seeing as she was strong and confident not ten seconds ago.
Akina clapped her hands together, “All right then, new plan. Now that we've met another shinobi with the same mission as us, what do you say that we pool our resources and work together?”
“Sounds good to me.”
After they decided which way to go and pieced together a plan, they set off to find their target.
There were six ninja standing on the path, with a dog standing ready to attack. Standing on one side were four shinobi, none of which stood over 6 feet tall. They all wore long black cloaks each with a slightly different appearance. The shortest one had a simple black cloak with a hood. The second tallest one wore a similar cloak with a high collar instead of a hood, which showed his short brown hair and sideburns. The last two wore the same cloaks, the difference being the one was adorned with yellow bolts and the other with several blue circles that looked like bubbles.
The other two ninja, standing opposite the cloaked quartet were much less coordinated. The first ninja almost towered over the other ninja. His appearance was strange, yet seemed rather fitting for a ninja from the Village Hidden In The Stone. His long auburn and black hair was tied back in a ponytail and covered with a bandanna with his village symbol engraved on a metal plate. The metal gloves were also inscribed with the symbol of Iwakagure and had small drills on each of the knuckles. He hung two identical pickaxes from his dark brown pants and one massive pickaxe resting on his shoulder. The grin on his face suggested that he was ready for a fight. Although he seemed intimidating, the man standing to his left seemed much more feral. His short, spiked black hair made him look animal-like. His red eyes and his exposed canines didn't help his appearance look any less frightening. He wore an open ruffled jacket that exposed his black shirt that showed three red scars, the symbol of his clan. His bare feet were so spaced apart from each other in a battle stance that his hands almost touched the ground. The large wolf standing beside him looked ready to tear his master's opponent's throats out.
The man from Iwakagure shifted the massive digging tool on his shoulder slightly, “Looks like we found the guys we were looking for. Eh, Surasshu?”
The Konoha ninja shuffled his bare feet slightly more apart. “Looks like it. Let's kick their *$$#$!”
The smallest of the cloaked enemies spoke up, “These fools are in the way of our goal. Senko, Kawa, destroy them.”
The two men wearing the bolt and bubble adorned cloaks stepped forward and assumed a battle pose. The area was completely silent for several seconds. The silence finally fell when a strong gust of wind went through the area. A small leaf detached from one of the nearby trees and all eyes fell towards it as it drifted towards the area between the two groups. They all silently agreed that when the leaf hit the ground, the battle would begin.
Sorry for the long chapter with no action. I still needed to introduce everyone else. Hopefully we'll get some fighting this or next weekend.