The flip in the air wasn't something unexpected. Any ninja could do a back flip that well... as in any true
ninja(as Teruo saw it). Then the boy of the same age, yet clearly not the wiser noticed Kumoro performing hand seals, midair.
"A split second jutsu. Heh! I've got a counter for that!
" thought the boy, being fairly presumptuous at what kind of jutsu the presumed-to-be Bandit was casting. Teruo began making hand seals himself to try and throw off what he assumed would be an elemental attack form of a jutsu from the stranger. All it took was three, yet by the time he got to focusing chakra into his hands, clap them together and perform his Star Light Mesmerize technique, the musical tone that triggered the genjutsu already passed through the genin's ears. This of course was heard just after the comment given by the stranger about the genin not being too bright in the now dim situation.
"I might not be that sharp, but my light is second to none on that aspect!
" forced out Teruo, ignoring the twinge of curiosity as well as second thoughts on what faction this stranger was associated based on his statement. Perhaps an ally would have responded to his Sewing Pin jutsu with just more words rather than such in combination with a reactionary jutsu. After Teruo's verbal retort, he quickly found that was all he was able to give as clasps and chains suddenly appeared, bound on his limbs. Instantly, he knew he was in trouble. While Teruo was spellbound by enough Genjutsu to be able to recognize them easily enough to know when he was under one, he swallowed hard as he saw the change in scenery, but it was more his reaction to the discovery that he really couldn't do much to try and release himself from this particular spell. It was well beyond his league for him to do so. Within a few moments, the genin found himself with his limbs out of his control; his legs dropping him down, and his arms being pulled out straight to either side.
" now Teruo was trying to reason with the more skilled shinobi as he was literally put down on his knees without even getting to physical fighting at all. He was interrupted by the stranger's voice, which just by hearing that voice cued the actual pain the genjutsu caused. "Alright... hrmgh... So you're clearly no-ermph... bandit...
As Teruo talked, the illusionary pain got worse. He found he was breathing heavily, yet he still tried to bear with it.
"It makes sense, now. You're some-GAH-HAGH!... Just some punk from-HMMGH-Hanabira or or whatever, aren't you?-GGH-HUUGH...
All of Terou's speech was interrupted by his grunts and verbal exclamations of suffering. He didn't bother looking at the bubbling and liquifying process that his mind was telling was happening to his flesh. After a moment, he pushed back the pain as far as possible to deliver one last unbroken line at the stranger, in spite of the fact he couldn't be seen currently.
"What, got bored of those well kept city streets, so you go for a little stroll around the Westlands to play around with whatever Ranger-rookies you come across?
After saying this, the boy attempted another stinger comment,
"Bet your mother would be-hegh... HHYYAAAAGGHHHHHHH!
The pain was too much to ignore and halfway through and he just started to scream, and not just out of frustration to say the least.
Kou couldn't take her eyes off of what she saw. The anguish and tragedy was stunning as it was heartbreaking. The match then burned out, and the kunoichi couldn't stomach or even being to bear lighting another one just to see it all over again. At first, Kou began to crawl towards the hole. She almost forgot what she came down there for in the first place, yet it was understandable from what she witnessed. Catching her self just before reaching the sunlight from the entrance, Kou spun around as she remembered the simple yet crucial canteens she left behind. Naturally, there was hesitation in her body and in her tear filled eyes. A sudden strange melody was then heard from outside the hole. Kou's natural instincts with Genjutsu gained from even the few years she herself studied in such techniques(being her key specialty) kicked in as soon as she noticed something was off about the tune. Her hands formed a hand seal, and she expelled chakra in a kai release. After doing so, she was nearly breathless and panting.
"That was a powerful Genjutsu spell... Just what kind of trouble did that jerk get us in now?
" Kou remarked in her head with a troubled expression as she looked up the hole. Quickly, she dashed back into the darkness and ran her hand across the floor until she found the canteens. After stowing them, Kou then dashed back to the hole, and began scaling up the rock with the rope as fast as she could.