"Alright big guy, it's time to make this more interesting.
" Misake called out as she patted her whale on the back before pushing herself up and plant her legs where she had sat. Instantly, she stumbled. Moving that fast made the ride very unstable, at least until she applied some chakra down at her feet to hold herself up firm on the whales back. She stood sideways, her cloths now flapping like her hair had before as she held her arms out like a snowboarder shredding down fresh powder.
"You mean the fact that we're now out running an avalanche because of you wasn't interesting enough?
" Raiku yelled back.
"Hey, this is the ride of a lifetime, so just let me do the driving.
" As she leaned, the whale moved with her now. It made the new set of trees they were coming upon so much more maneuverable, since unlike the compliant whale, Misake was far from fearful of this whole ordeal. She was a world traveler now, and she intended to taken in the world in ways never imagined before, so a nosedive down a mountain on a whale's back was only the most recent of adventures to come.
They passed through the trees without chopping down a single one of them, though Raiku didn't drop his arm guards just yet since he had no idea how Misake intended to subvert the damage to come from the cascading trees, boulders, and icy snow that chased them. Luckily, the buffer zone of trees helped to block a lot of the mess, though not all of it was held back. However, coming out of the patchwork of mountain groves, they were coming upon the tree that hadn't been there before, not that Misake understood this, though she did understand what she was seeing up atop it. "RAIKU, HARD STOP!
" Directed but he girl, the whale made a hard left and fishtailed, pun intended, into a 180 that faced him backwards in the slide as he expunged the majority of his belly level chakra to increase friction and bring them to a hard, and rather uncomfortable stop, not reaching a full halt until the whale's hind legs cushioned on the tree trunk.
Witnessing the onslaught of debris about to come at them, he raised up his arms and yelled out. "Misake, get back.
" However, the girl wasn't on his back any more, but instead jumped out onto the snowy ground out in front of his arm blades.
" She pricked her finger on this pins along her waistline and formed up hand signs. "Kuchiyose no Jutsu
" White smoke, and from it came out a scruffy looking mostly orange lion
Raiku was just about to yell at the idea of bringing out someone even smaller then him to stop all this, but before he could Misake activated Ikimono Kugutsu | Animal Puppetry
, ironically a technique akin to the lion's own personal name. Just as the feline was in mid statement, something along the lines of "What the f--
" The surprise of being met with the avalanche was eliminated as Misake took mental control of the beast and cause him to activate "Katon: Haisekishou | Fire Release: Brushing Ash Accumulation
Black smoke felled the area as both Misake and the lion exhaled while waving their heads around to layer the surrounding area in the hot ash. As the avalanche met with it, she clicked her teeth, and from the lions mouth an explosion erupted that not only instantly melted a massive amount of snow in the surround area in front of the tree, but also effectively halted any momentum the avalanche had destroying the natural force.
She released her mental hold and thanked the lion for his services. "Sorry, but we needed to act fast.
" Rubbing the lion on the head before turning back towards the tree.
" Raiku asked as the water blades disbursed.
"What did you think happened when fire and ice collided?
" She answered with the same kind of matter-of-factually ditz that was typical of the cheery girl. Looking up, she called out to the pair in the tree. "HEY, can I come up in your tree house?
" She knew it wasn't really a house, but it must have been fun up there.