The sun was just setting and life was starting to buzz around the village. Hitomi had a simple plan to accomplish her goal of infiltration, she would just be herself. The stakes were high, but based on the information she had been given, Odin was common for everyone, teens, adults, shinobi, corporate, everyone. The fact that she hadn't heard of it already was surprising to her, but with her influx of missions and her trips out of the village Hitomi was sure she had simply just missed it. She looked up, examining the night sky and the simple crescent moon. It was a night just like any other, one of those nights that nobody would be suspecting a thing, and rightfully so.
She wasn't particularly sure where she would start, but she knew that she had to start somewhere, and so she walked to the one place she always knew of, the bar. She was actually becoming a regular in the bar she had decided to go to, its neon blue lights and simple music suiting her needs. The humm and thump of the bass let her sink into her seat, the vibrations running through her body as she sipped her drink of choice. Tonight would be no different, she would just go in, take her normal seat, and do her normal thing, except this time, she would be on the look out for anything that seemed out of the ordinary. The data hadn't said what kind of effects Odin had, only that it's side effects were extreme behavior. That made it hard to identify from what was going on around her normally. Were the people in there just drunk, or were they on the new drug? What was it that the drug did, and where would its users go?
She ordered a simple cocktail, and sat quietly by herself. The first sip was sweet and she was tempted to down it, but she was on business, she couldn't very well be trying to decipher anything drunk, she knew that much. Still, she was going to enjoy this part of the mission, and so she sank down into her seat, just as usual, and sipped, closing her eyes and simply being.
"Hey... Hitomi...You okay?"
Not even a whole song had passed and someone had interrupted her, causing her to open her eyes with a malicious look in them. Before her, a male of about her age, with a black jacket and t-shirt, tight jeans, and an eyepatch over one of his eyes, was simply looking her over, smile on his face. As her eyes and face relaxed he sat down, sliding around next to her and tapping on the table to call a bartender over.
"So, what you doing here all by yourself? Shura out having the night of her life alone?
The question tapped on a sore spot, her friend and her having a falling out of sorts, brought on by Hitomi's constant absence and near workaholic attitude. Her friend Shura, though a chuunin just like her, had completely different work ethics, and her paychecks reflected that. The argument came over bills at first, but then it went from that to everything, and eventually Hitomi had to walk away. Even though her and Shura lived together, she hadn't seen her in almost a week, the only indication of her livelihood was the slamming of doors at all times of night, and the distinctive beer can waste that only Shura seemed to produce.
"I really don't know Badou... we aren't exactly on speaking terms right now."
The man, smiled a sly smile. He didn't have any ulterior motives, but his smiles always came as some sort of warning.
"Well... does that mean I have you all to myself this time? I've been meaning to buy you some drinks. After all, we are on the same team."
Indeed, this man was Badou Nails, the third member of Team Naja, one of the few three man teams in the village. It was a rare occasion to see them together though, as Badou seemed to keep to himself, and Hitomi was always with Shura. Now the tables had turned, and Shura was the one left out. HItomi found it a little funny, but she didn't laugh. She simply acknowledged it, and him, and then closed her eyes again.
"I'm just trying to relax, I've had a long day ya know. I swear these drinks aren't doing it for me anymore."
Badou chuckled a bit before nodding his head. The server finally came over and he ordered a pair of drinks, one for him, and one for Hitomi, and then the pair sat in silence for a while.
"You know, if you're really trying to try something different I might be able to help you out. You down?"
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