Comrade or enemy... Rain.

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Comrade or enemy... Rain.

PostPosted by Hanya » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:28 am

With his eyes focused on the target at hand, Hozukimaru dipped his hand into the water, quickly spinning the water around to create an ice ball. He then cocked back, tossing it forward over the water where it sailed about a foot from the surface of the water. He holds his hand out to it, trying to continue to feel the chakra he has in it so that he can control it, so it wont fall. He can feel it slightly as it sails, although the farther it gets the more difficult it is. As he loses all connection the ice ball drops into the water creating a faint splash. He tries again, this time concentrating hard on it before even throwing it, and he tosses it forward lightly. As the ball falls he jerks his hand upwards trying to levitate it and it jerks upwards, slightly before falling back into the water.

As he forms his third ice ball, the wind blows hard behind him, and he hears a rustling in the leaves of the tree. This was the first breeze he had felt all day, but it came at night. He was a little unnerved by it since he had been out for hours, and the strength of this breeze told him something was wrong, but he couldn't see anything. All he heard was the shrill chirp of a bird in the distance.
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Re: Comrade or enemy... Rain.

PostPosted by Hanya » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:41 am

A single ninja, clothed in deep purple lin Kuei robes and mask, landed behind Hozukimaru on the water. He quickly submerged himself under the water seamlessly blending with it as though he had never been there. Only a single large ripple was the evidence of him ever even being there. His special technique allowed him to turn his whole body to water, and so when he submerged he would become one with the water, making himself invisible. He then snuck up underneath Hozukimaru and planned on shooting his hands up to Hozu's ankles. dragging him down to the watery depths.

Hozu turned around, in the direction of the wind he had felt, trying to make sure nothing was amiss. As he turned he saw a large ripple spreading out in the water, the reflection of the moon at its center. It was a harmonious and beautiful sight that he could take in for a moment, and he simply passed it off as a fish.

Yeah, right.


The masked ninja watched as Hozukimaru turned around and looked at where he was. He didn't think that this kid had that kind of skill to detect him, but maybe it was just some sort of fluke. Maybe he was just looking off into the distance or something.

There's no way he saw me...

The ninja reached up for Hozukimarus legs and pulled down as hard as he could, aiming to try and bring him under the water, where he would quickly gain the advantage. Once Hozukimaru was underneath the water he planned to pull out a senbon and try and jam it into the muscle that attached Hozukimaru's arm to his torso, deadening his arms and keeping him from being able to swim upwards.
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Re: Comrade or enemy... Rain.

PostPosted by Hanya » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:55 am

As he turned back around, Hozukimaru felt two hands grab his ankles and then he felt himself falling, or better yet being pulled underneath the water. He didn't even have time to reach for a weapon or to look at what was pulling him under. The only thing he could manage to do was take a gasp of air before he went under. When he opened his eyes he saw a watery figure moving towards him and a glint of metal could be briefly seen in its incorporeal clutches. Hozu quickly dodged the thrust, kicking at the figure, and straight through it; it was as if the water itself wanted him dead. The watery figure tossed the senbon, and it managed to hit him in the left arm. It was painful, but not the nerve strike Hozu's enemy was trying for. He quickly turned and swam, trying to race to the surface, his air supply running low from his increased heart rate at being attacked suddenly. Normally he could hold his breath longer, but he was caught so unaware, that wasn't even an option at the moment.

When the kick went through the ninja it disrupted him but this kind of fighting wasn't new to him and he quickly gathered himself then swam after Hozukimaru, grabbing at his legs attempting to keep him from reaching the surface.

"Get down here!"

As Hozukimarau reached the water he felt hands grab onto him again, and after taking a breath he was pulled down again. He yet again saw this watery figure but this time he was a little more prepared. As he was pulled down, he performed handseals and thrust his hands downwards towards the watery figure that was grasping his legs. A small wave of freezing chakra lashed out from his hand, down towards the watery figure.
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Re: Comrade or enemy... Rain.

PostPosted by Hanya » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:10 am

This purple ninja had just let go and begun to draw another senbon from his robes when the jutsu hit him. He had never been frozen in his watery form before but he realized what was going on quickly when he couldnt move, when he felt the chill numbness, and when he begun to float upwards. His whole body began to freeze up and for a moment he thought he couldnt move anything, but as the ice crept up he realized his hands were still unfrozen and his only choice was to diengage his jutsu. He quickly released it before he was all the way covered and the ice stopped as he became solid. His legs and some of his torso were still frozen, and the sudden change in weight made him flip upside down, where he could clearly see Hozukimaru infront of him.

He quickly performed a pair of handseals and then spat out a Senbon needle through his mask at Hozukimaru, aiming for his face. Hozu briefly saw the senbon heading for his face and blocked with his arms, the senbon embedding itself in his skin through his wet shirt. He quickly swam upwards, trying to reach dry land before his opponent thawed out. Once he got the surface he jumped out of the water and landed on top of it, and began running for the shoreline. He was strongest against a water user on land with water nearby as opposed to on the water so he tried to set himself up for success.

The other ninja, having a physical presence again, quickly broke the ice around his legs and body and rubbed them to get the numbness away. Once he could feel his toes he submerged again and began to swim after Hozukimaru. Realizing that hozukiaru was faster on top of the water than in it, he quickly performed handseals and reached out of the water, placing his hands on the surface. As he did this, a ripple of chakra shot forth in all directions on the surface of the water.

As Hozukimaru ran he felt a strange sensation under his feet and almost immediately he realized it was the feeling of his footing being lost, and he plummeted into the water.

"Damn it", he said as he swam forward the rest of the way to shore, not even being able to pull himself out of the water to stand again. Whatever that ninja had done was keeping him from using the water walking technique. Once on the shore, Hozukimaru quickly pulled out a triplet of shuriken and threw them at the ninja, giving him something to distract him while Hozukimaru performed hand seals.
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Re: Comrade or enemy... Rain.

PostPosted by Hanya » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:23 am

He placed his hands on the surface of the water creating a sheet of ice on the surface of the water. He knew that his opponent would try and break through the ice or swim around it, so he had something special for him. Keeping his hands on the ice he pushed chakra into it making it much stronger than if he had just let it be. It would drain him considerably to do this for a long time, but he had an even bigger plan than to just drown his opponent under the water. He concentrated his chakra in a few points that were near the edges, waiting for this ninja to try to break the ice. He planed on sending spikes out of the ice, hopefully hitting him with at least one, and then the fight would be over.

This ninja was swimming furiously when he realized Hozukimaru reached the shore first, and then as he was trying to surface a shirken came at him, forcing him to swim to the side to avoid it. Two more came at him and he died under again, but as he looked up he saw he was being sealed under a sheet of ice, and decided to try and break out of it before it was fully made. Pulling out a kunai he swam up trying to peirce it with the blade, but just as the blade pierced the ice slightly it rebounded. He realized then that it was no ordinary ice and that it was being reinforced.

As Hozukimaru watched the ninja try and break the ice he prepared his ice spikes and released them, bundles of ice spikes quickly forming in random spots in the ice near his opponent. The ninja swam past one emerging bundle and he felt a sharp pain rip across his back. There was a large gash in his clothing that drew blood and cut him down to the white meat. As he looked back he saw a large amount of sharp spikes protruding from under the ice and knew that he had dodged a bullet.

He quickly swam around the ice, towards the side of Hozukimaru, and pulled out a few senbon chucking them into the air above him. When he surfaced he yelled to draw Hozu's attention towards him and not up. He then made hand seals and grabbed the handle of the umbrella on his back, pulling the sword from it while keeping it atttached. He continued to charge Hozumimaru, pacing himself so that he wouldnt get rained on by is own needles which had just taken influence from his technique and begun raining down on Hozu.
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Re: Comrade or enemy... Rain.

PostPosted by Hanya » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:47 am

As Hozukimaru looked for blood in the water he heard a large splash and someone call out to him. He turned to see his opponent pulling out his sword. Hozukimaru did the same, unsheathing his shibien sword, which radiated cyan for a second. As he did so a hail of needles came from the sky, slashing him repeadedly before falling into the ground. The needles hit the ground they embedded themselves into it, quickly burrowing until they were invisible. He let out a small grunt as the blood tricled from his wounds, then Hozukimaru charged at this needle using ninja, swinging his sword in a high arc and aiming to slash him diagonally, through his body and downward to the ground.

The ninja jumped over Hozukimarus attack, flipping and landing where his needles were. He then took a few steps backwards, away from where his needles were and gestured with his finger for hozukimaru to come and get him, hoping to lure him over the bed of nails where he would launch them upwards, hopefully into a reverse rain.

As his opponent flipped, Hozukimaru turned and stopped, waiting to see how he landed. He watched as his opponent egged him, on slowly walking backwards, not noticing the disappearance of the needles. Hozukimaru had something for him though, and quickly spinning around he swung his sword and a wave of large spike-like ice shards flew towards the taunting ninja. Hozukimaru followed, aiming to catch him with a horizontal reverse gripped slash to the neck.

The ninja watched patiently for his target to come, but was thrown off by the sudden wave of ice missles coming for him. He quickly tried to deflect them, but a couple caught him, leaving rather deep cuts on his arms and legs and one sticking into his shoulder, causing him to almost drop his sword. As hozukimaru came in for the Coup de gratis, he blocked it and locked their swords into a push battle. Hozukimaru was standing right on the ninja's trap, but because he had both hands on the sword he couldn't activate it. They were at a stalemate with their swords, but the wounds were causing the other ninja to slowly weaken. If he kept up the sword lock, he would lose. His only option was that if he could somehow parry the blow then he could launch his needles, and with that idea in mind he used his foot to try and sweep kick underneath Hozukimaru which would put him on his back over the bed of nails.

Hozu fell, and he fell hard, hitting the ground with a thud. He hadn't even had a chance to get back up before his opponent simply said, "I win" and reached his hand out to help him up.
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Re: Comrade or enemy... Rain.

PostPosted by Hanya » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:01 am

Hozu was stunned and shocked. He hadn't lost a fight in ages, and was so caught up he hadn't even realized that his opponent was reaching his hand out to him. He blinked a few times before coming to his senses, and in that waking moment, he realized that his opponent was wearing Lin Kuei ninja robes, just like him. Throughout the whole fight he hadn't noticed that fact at all, but now he had two questions.

"Who are you and what do you mean you won!"

The ninja had helped him up before taking off his mask and removing the hood that kept his mess of black hair in place. He was about Hozu's age from the look of him, and had brown eyes and no truly remarkable features at all.

"Well, my name is Aoi, but my codename is Rain. And as far as you losing, you're laynig on my bed of nails trap, which I was calling up while you fell. If you look down, you can see the tips of the needles all lined up and coming from the ground a little. If i had of released them, you would have died."

Hozu looked back, and saw that his opponent was telling the truth. Those needles were much thicker than senbon, and they probably would have done what he said. He was glad this wasn't an ambush, but he was still a little peeved that he had been attacked out of nowhere.

"Hmmm... I guess you're right." he said in a rather displeased tone. His eyes were slightly narrowed from the anger, but he had learned to control himself pretty well, so it was nothing serious. He sheathed his sword and then remembered that he hadn't introduced himself.

He then grabbed shibien and beld it to Aois Neck.

"Well, my name is Hozukimaru, and my code name is Viper. You're a pretty decent opponent, but you know you're gonna have to pay for these tears in my clothes right..."

Aoi laughed before turning and running, back over the water, then body flickering away.

"Yeah right!"
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