"With so many other skilled ninja at my beckon call, you'd think I would take advantage of that,"
thought the sennin elite as he passed over the mountains towards the intended target. Kairebu Soratodai, son of the great Raikedama, brother of the Ox Sage Tomoushii, former ANBU operative, and now the Chief of the revised Imperial Police of the new Empire of Cloud was startled to feel a chakra signature emerge from no where. It may have seemed from no where, yet the sennin just where that kind of power was kept.
Kairebu could feel the Hachibi's chakra beginning to flow ever so faint from the direction he was floating, as it was all the more noticeable than typical human chakra. Just before he began to dive bomb and glide in speed towards Osen's general location, he sensed the several other signatures around her. The situation was vaguely described to Kairebu by ROAR agents investigating the girl closely since her becoming a ninja. He knew that a shady bunch was after the Hachibi, and therefore Osen herself. But, his attention was called to a chakra signature that Kairebu hadn't felt for some time. Kairebu swooped in on this target instead, as this familiarity made it priority.
Dropping slowly overhead the individual, the sennin could now see the full battle dress and direction the new target was moving. No doubt about it. It was a Malitia nin. "Would they really go so far as to incite war over the Hachibi?"
thought Kairebu as he came within hearing distance from the figure below. The sennin could make out the kanji symbol on the mask worn by the rouge ninja as he called out to him.
"for conspiracy against the Lightning Country. By standing orders of the prior Raikage, any individual suspected with intent to manipulate or capture the bearer of the Hachibi is subject to detainment and question by a Chuunin ranked shinobi or higher,
" Kairebu states to the shinobi as he slumps helplessly to the ground under the immense weight caused by the seal. "You got lucky, today. You met a jounin, and the Chief of Police, none the less.
Ice looks up as best as he can manage, only able to aim his eyes so they were just able to see Kairebu's face.
"I should've known it was you, ...Kaidan,
" he nearly spat towards the Sennin. The mist servant clone had vanished as soon as Ice hit the ground, but he still looked around trying to find it in case he was simply suffering from a strong genjutsu. Kairebu's slight smile faded as soon as... that name came up. He crouched down, putting his sword against Ice's neck again as he removed the mask.
"As much as I already knew it was you, "Blackwind" Senko Yoshikawa... or should I say Iyesu Soho? That was supposed to be your new identity, on that farm just on the outskirts of Kyusai. What happened, then? Was the deal I worked out for all of you not good enough? The ability to have a family, to live? That was just a passing fancy, then? I'm hurt, Blackwind.
"You wouldn't understand.
"I understand enough that your boss is planning a major sting operation on the Shinobi cities, and I'm going to stop it one way or the other. Now tell me what I want to know, and you may live to return to that farm home of yours. You started a family there, didn't you?
Dead silence. It didn't matter. Patience was ever on Kairebu's mind. He stood and took a few paces away from his prisoner, taking out a two way. "Castle? This is Foundation. Ice is on the grass, and the mountains couldn't be better looking. I repeat. Ice is on the grass, and the mountains couldn't be better looking.
Kairebu slowly turned around to stare at the former comrade. From a distance, he calls out to him.
"It's your decision. You can come clean right now, or I'll let BOLT interrogators intimidate you into doing so if I have to. I don't remember you being s stubborn about this kind of thing.
"Like I said... You wouldn't understand.
With a shake of his head, Kairebu makes a set of hand seals, then floats into the air. Osen isn't that far. And for now, she had at least one less pursuer to worry about... That, and Saichi was apparently there to help out as well.