Returning to Ruins (Solo | DNP)

[ \Garyuu no Yamajiro | Chiroptera Forest | Dai Boeki no Michi | Eastern Plateaus | Ruins of Kumogakure no Sato/ ]
The country of Raikou no Kuni, home to countless towns amongst the northern mountains, southern forests, eastern plateaus, western plains, and craggy coastlines, the untamed wild outclassing all. Nomads roam these wilds and Dai Boeki no Michi, the Great Trade Road, while the ruins of Kumogakure no Sato have become a dangerous place where evil gathers, and Garyuu no Yamajiro is rumored to have a group seeking to gain the trust of the reclusive Ryuujin....

Returning to Ruins (Solo | DNP)

PostPosted by Raika » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:44 pm

Storm gray eyes behind black-rimmed glasses surveyed the large group clustered before him in a simple clearing... but it was still so few.

Only a fraction of those who lived in Kumogakure no Sato had been saved, that he knew of. Just a few hundred alive out of hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions. Everyone had done their best, but it had simply not been enough.... And now, here he was, former assistant of the Medical Department's Head, now the Head himself until further notice with Raika-dono away on vacation with her beloved. He stood before the survivors, after they had left the Dai Rolling Thunder in the hopes of reclaiming and rebuilding their home.

The ruins of the once-beautiful white castle were behind him, their walls stained gray and black with soot and dust and dried blood.

Tsukiyo Hoshizora kept his voice steady as he called for everyone's attention, asking for a small group of scouts to form to survey the damages and determine everything that would need to be repaired while the rest found a suitable campsite. A group moved aside, a young chuunin taking its lead before they set out, the boy's name escaping Tsukiyo's thoughts though he recognized him.... The chuunin's family had died in the attack, yet his spirit seemed high for now. Off the group of five went towards the ruins.

"I know a place everyone can stay. It'll be a tight fit, but it's better than nothing. My uncle's a priest at a run-down temple a couple hours away from the main... where the main gates used to be."

Gray eyes settled on the brunette, amethyst-eyed boy who had spoken up, placing him in his memory as someone determined to get through life with just the basic skills of shinobi and his own wits.... Saichi-kun, that was it. He'd often seen him in the library.... Tsukiyo nodded.

"Lead the way."
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Re: Returning to Ruins (Solo | DNP)

PostPosted by Raika » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:58 pm

Saichi looked back at what remained of the village.

Tired men and women who looked older than their ages. Children clustered around whatever family or friends they had left. The older shinobi deep in thought as they helped the others, probably blaming themselves for not having done more than they had. The younger shinobi with their eyes dulled or angry.

How many times had he looked for Jenzhi-san in that crowd? Or on the huge airship that had saved their lives? He'd heard talk of that rampaging bijuu having been her. Rumors of her dying in the battle. Rumors of her running off to leave everything behind.

He just wanted to know that one of his few friends was alive and safe. There was no way she could've turned her attacks on any of the villagers. Sure, she had a temper at times. But she wasn't like that!

Amethyst eyes turned ahead again as he sighed.

Poker face. Poker face.

...but no matter how he tried to appear outwardly calm, his footsteps seemed to grow heavier and heavier as he walked.

Was his crazy, drunken, lecherous priest of an uncle even still alive? He watched over a temple and a shrine, but had that been enough to keep him safe...?

He's too much of a nuisance to die.

The thought made the teen smirk briefly as he held tight to that thought with a vice-like grip.
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