Just Business [ Ryuuchi ]

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Re: Just Business [ Ryuuchi ]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:09 pm

"Come on! Stop dodging or are you scared?"

Morimaru's taunting were clearly heard by Keiichi, but the fact that all he started doing was dodging after a the first attack failed still remained. To be perfectly honest Morimaru wasn't really as good as he thought he was, his skill with the sword were above average, enough to keep Keiichi heavily focusing on dodging and still managing to make a few shallow cuts but aside from that he wasn't anything special physically. And there was one main reason why Keiichi stuck to dodging, he could have easily used his abilities to eliminate the young opponent but it wasn't wise, not to mention he was just wasting time to let Asuka finish her own fight.

And then it looked like Asuka was knocked out.

Keiichi was truly shocked to see an assassin he had such high hopes for just get knocked out with one punch. But it was strange, Homura didn't look that strong and the Asuka he saw fight before wouldn't have been taken out so easily. For a moment Keiichi's movements stopped, his red eyes seemed to turn golden, his fist clenched, muscles tightened and his presence became extremely menacing and lethal, almost feral, and that alone was enough to make Morimaru stop his attacks and take a step back. Keiichi was getting ready to swiftly eliminate everyone in the room in the most gruesome way possible...but then Homura picked up Asuka and simply ran away, his actions were so odd that they surprised Keiichi enough to make him relax. Something was definitely up and he had a feeling it was Asuka's doing.

When Keiichi turned back to Morimaru the menacing aura had dissipated and the swordsman was already on the offensive but as Keiichi dodged the first swing the tip of his blade made a cut on Morimaru's stomach, however it was too slow and the Gokiburi member managed to get away with just a light cut. The next two minutes were filled with Keiichi simply dodging like before and Morimaru becoming increasingly more infuriated.

After all that dodging Morimaru finally had enough and jumped back a couple of feet to gain some distance from Keiichi and set himself up into an odd stance.

"Fine then, I'll finish this with my secret technique! AAAHHH!!"

And then he suddenly charged toward his target with both his blades aimed at Keiichi who in turn just casually rose his left hand and pointed his fingers toward Morimaru.

"Kneel."

It was an order Morimaru followed without even realizing it himself, his body immediately dropped and his knees touched the floor, his back arched and his head lowered. Morimaru was just purely shocked with what just happened to him, it wasn't that he willingly obeyed his enemy's orders nor that his body moved without his command but rather that something inside his body was forcing it to move outside his will...it was a disgusting feeling.

"What did you do to me!?"

Morimaru shouted angrily but was ignored by Keiichi who casually walked into the hallway in the same direction Homura had gone to. His hand then lifted and with a simple signal Morimaru's body rose to its feet and began following Keiichi as if they were leader and subordinate.

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Re: Just Business [ Ryuuchi ]

PostPosted by Love » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:57 am

It wasn't much farther now. The weight of Asuka's body was nothing to the large man, even if all his bulk made his movements in battles slunk about. Honestly, he man had no defenses up close. If the enemy managed to break through the distance he tried to maintain with his fire style techniques the fight was over. Luckily, at least for Homura, he had more purpose alive than dead.

With the slide of a final wooden door, he entered into a dimly lit room and was immediately confronted with a dozen or so crossbows targeted straight towards him. "Wait you fools!" Were it not for Homura's bearded face at the door he'd have already been skewered with the metal spikes.

"Homura, what's the meaning of this?" An old man standing by a bed behind the personal guards called out. His was the same face as the target Asuka had been shown earlier.

"Forgive me, but there's something you need to see." The large man said running into the room and towards the bed. He laid what looked to be a dead body down and immediately proceeded to ripping off the black mask that covered Asuka's face to reveal her scuffed raven hair and eyepatch in full definition.

"She'd the one that killed Guuro!" The old man moved closer to the corpse to get a better look at the head that had a recent bounty on it, trying to make sense of it given that the enemy was supposed to be of the Karasu no Ha.

"Yes," As the elder leader moved forward, Homura moved back. Quicker than normal for him, he gripped two hands on his weapon and pierced the blade through his leader's back, some drops of blood from the blade protruding out the other side and dripping onto Asuka's body that seemed to gain consciousness from them just as Homura muttered again. "Wha--" The large man's question though was cut short as shots from all across the room fired off and pierced in threw many of his vitals, including the neck, lungs, and heart.

With all the archer's rounds spent, Asuka pulled out the dagger she had selected earlier and sat up in the bed, plunging the weapon into Hayato's neck. "And now I'm the one that killed you." The archers all quickly tried to reload, though what was quicker was the reaction from the twice pierced Yakuza. His body turned into a murky brown and melted away into mud, though laced in the damp earth were tags.

Asuka rolled out into a hallway in time to see Keiichi approaching, though just after she hit the wall a massive explosion blasted out of the room. She was scuffed and burned some from the blast that escaped the door, and her expression was even less pleasant than usual. Her sensory abilities were greatly reduced while in bodies she hadn't trained. It was best in her own, having devoted an entire eye to it, but even any one of her dolls she had worked on their perception with. Unfortunately, Homaru was so thick he was practically blind in that sense.

"Nothing changes, my @ss! This whole bloody thing was a trap, right down to the target." The real Hayato must have been moved in anticipation of the assault. Even if the first trap didn't work against them, the second one was meant to assure the death of the Karasu no Ha assassins. If it wasn't for her speed, she had been caught up in that explosion. "The earth clone they used couldn't be controlled from far off, though even if I locate the next bodyguard there's no guarantee the old man's with them. Plus the whole bloodletting strategy's botched." At this point, the assassination of Hayato wouldn't spur about conflict between the Kobayakawa and the Gokiburi. "Still, you're the one footing the bill for this, so what's it gonna be?"

If still wanted it, she could use her Shingan to pinpoint the Doton signature that generated the clone before the shinobi had a chance to escape. That would take them out of the building and underneath it where the fourth bodyguard was stationed. However, Asuka thought it better to just cut their losses, maybe even raid the mansion for valuables first.
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Re: Just Business [ Ryuuchi ]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:32 pm

It would have been interesting to see that the whole thing with Asuka being taken by Homura before really was her doing which would raise more questions about her abilities, but all of that was overshadowed by the intense rage that quickly filled Keiichi after receiving the wonderful information that their target wasn't even where they thought he would be. They were completely set-up and he he didn't even know how they found out...or rather, who was the rat within his ranks. His body turned to face the Gokiburi under his control and no longer caring about hiding his identity he pulled down the mask and hood, revealing to Morimaru who he was.

"Where's Shindou Hayato?"

His question was brief and to the point, but even though he was at the mercy of the interrogator, Morimaru simply insulted Keiichi.
Keiichi's response to Morimaru's words was immediate, his left open hand closed into a fist and his golden eyes seemed to glow for a second...almost instantly, Morimaru's arms snapped in various places all the way up to the shoulders, white bones protruding from the flesh and blood spilling on the wooden floor. His screams echoed through the hallway.

"I'm only going to ask you one more time. Where is Shindou Hayato!?"

Morimaru's reaction was much different than before.

"I don't know, I swear! I thought he was in there too! These bastards tricked me too."

Keiichi knew he wasn't lying so he moved to the next question.

"Who tipped you off?"

"We don't know, someone wearing a mask showed up two days ago and told us what you were planning in exchange for cash."

"What did he look like?"

"She! It sounded like a woman. But she wore a mask and a hood so that's all I know!!!"

The next moment Keiichi opened his closed fist and Morimaru's head jerked back and then forward releasing an abnormal amount of blood from his mouth before falling to the ground, dead. He was of no use anymore and Keiichi was in the mood to kill something, though the man's death was unsatisfying.

"We're leaving, but Asuka...kill everyone you see on our way out. We're heading for the meeting place to regroup and head back home. Got it?"

With that said Keiichi wiggled his fingers as if controlling a puppet and Morimaru's head body jerked up, opened its mouth and out came that which was controlling his every movement and tore him apart from the inside, black chakra. The black energy floated about and surrounded Keiichi like a veil as he made his way to the nearest wall that faced the main entrance of the mansion. As he got to it he placed his palm on the wall and the chakra that seemed to dance around him quickly became violent, formed something akin to a fist and crashed against the wall with great force, making a large gaping hole on it.



Meanwhile Queen had her back against a wall while her body was arched forward and her right arm held her left. She appeared to have no injuries on her body but that was only because her illusions gave her the perfect picture of health, usually useful to throw off enemies but the way she was acting was enough for anyone to realize how hurt she was.
The rest of Karasu no Ha stood no chance against the overwhelming numbers of the Kobayakawa and she was the only one left, fighting an already strong bodyguard and the fodder that accompanied him and they all had their sights on her. If the brainless idiot of a bodyguard had been the only one then she would have been able to handle it one way or another but considering the numbers and that her genjutsu was mostly useless unless at close range thanks to the mirror, things didn't look good.

But then out of nowhere several black knife like weapons made of chakra began raining down on all the members of the Kobayakawa that surrounded her. Two or three blades for each person came crashing down killing many and severely injuring the rest and Queen knew exactly where they had come from because that was one of her boss' favorite techniques.

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Re: Just Business [ Ryuuchi ]

PostPosted by Love » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:30 pm

From behind her patch her eye was swaying from side-to-side in search for a Doton signature. Clones like the one she had just stuck through the neck couldn't be controlled from affair. However, there wasn't so much a trace of the signature in the area, which meant it either the earth wielder fled the moment the bombs were set off, or there was a sensor type there that could throw up interference. What her extra sense could tell, however, was the odd way Keiichi's black chakra was behaving within the captured man's body. She couldn't tell how it worked, but she may have been wrong with her initial assessment that his odd black chakra was nothing special.

She didn't flinch at the display of torture before her. Truth be told, it was a refreshing sight giving the farce the rest of the day had been. She stood back behind his shoulders as the worm was brought to his knees before joining the corpses, though considerably less charred then the ones in the bedroom.

"If that's how you want it." Asuka scowled as she took off back down the corridor she had originally walked up in a man's body. The patter of her feet on hardwood floors was matched with much more defined clatter of stomping footsteps brought by the sound of the explosion ringing out. Four men were rushing up the stair steps by the point that she reached top of it. Her hand grazed down and twirled up two slender kunai with strings attached tags to their end. With a carefree toss, she embedded the blades into two of the men's chest before detonating the notes with fingers formed in concentration. Her feet didn't even waste time with the steps, merely leaping down from the top of them to have her fall cushioned by the frame of the only man to have survived the blast, barely. The sound of ribs cracked as she scooped up one of their dropped katana to stab it through the man's neck to let him bleed.

She spent another explosive kunai on a wood barred window in the large hall the short fight ahd happened before, and even before the embers clear she had bursted through the shattered barrier into a free fall from several stories up. Forming her hands back together as she dropped, the red cloth she had tucked away into the disgusting yellow outfit shot out into two dragon heads that gripped the tiles on the mansion and acted as a grapple as she swung down one level before landing on the ground.

As the fabric returned to normal, her hands formed more complicated signs before holding her palm in a spear hand that became surrounded with lightning. Charging in just after the spikes rained down, she pierced into a few of those still standing with lightning arching behind her strikes.
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Re: Just Business [ Ryuuchi ]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:59 pm

Ever so casually Keiichi walked out of the hole he had made to the outside, his body plummeting down from the third floor to the ground. He landed on his feet but seemed largely unaffected by the drop, however the stone tiles under his feet were completely destroyed as if something far heavier than something of Keiichi's built had landed on them from a great hight.
Keiichi then started to crack his knuckles, moving to his wrists and ending with his back and neck, a nasty habit he seemed to have picked up from his father. His arms spread open and his hands remained relaxed and open, until he quickly clenched them into fists and pulled his arms down and together to form a crossed shape in front of his crotch. As if responding to his movement the black chakra blades sticking into each victim, alive or dead, seemed to fall apart and enter the victims' bodies. The average thug doesn't have that high an amount of chakra in him but a few seconds of infection would be more than enough for what he had in mind.

After a couple of seconds pass Keiichi suddenly lifted both arms as if flipping a table and black chakra immediately gushed out of everyone be they breathing or long since death, combining into a cloud like form above their bodies and this cloud was easily three times bigger than than the cloak like chakra that surrounded Keiichi moments before.

His eyes locked on to the only target worth his attention amongst the opponents, the only man to have avoided all the blades from before and the same tall and long limbed man that had been fighting Queen. Keiichi's right hand flicked in Ogawa's direction and the large cloud of black chakra quickly enveloped his body and lifted him off the ground without any of his efforts of getting free having any effect whatsoever.

"I want all those fortunate enough to live today to know that this is what happens when you F.UCK WITH ME!!!"

He quickly opened his arms wide apart and the chakra split into two, going to the right and left of Ogawa and leaving only a thin cloak to keep him in the air. The next moment Keiichi's palms slammed together in front of him and the chakra imitated the action, forming two giant hands that completely squashed Ogawa between them as if he were nothing but a an annoying bug.

"We're leaving."

He warned the only two of his allies still alive and turned to leave, but not before flicking his wrist once again and making an even bigger shower of black blades fall on the remaining Kobayakawa thugs.



Some minutes Keiichi sat silently on the same couch as before, elbows on his knees and hands cupped over the mouth as he seemed to stare off into the distance as f lost in thought. Shizuha and three other had witnessed the arrival of their superiors and were shocked when Queen told them more or less what had happened, yet none of them seemed to want to say anything until their boss did as they could fill the dangerous aura he was giving off. Queen on the other hand didn't feel like keeping her mouth shut.

"I say it was little miss Obsidian."


She nonchalantly said as if saying the most obvious thing in the world. Shizuha reacted immediately by looking straight at Asuka and taking a step back, away from her.

"The spy was a woman right? She's not one of us and she seems more interested in money than anything else so it makes sense. We should get rid of her just to make sure."

Queen was only half serious, she doubted it was actually Asuka but she didn't trust her new "associate" either. Regardless, as she spoke a knife seemed to appear in her hand, an illusion with no influence from the mirror she was at her full power once again. She didn't make any move though, instead she simply stepped away from the wall she was leaning against and moved behind her boss, awaiting a response from him.
Keiichi on the other hand didn't even acknowledge her words, he simply sat there in silence, thinking.

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Re: Just Business [ Ryuuchi ]

PostPosted by Love » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:35 pm

As the massive black charka started to churn Asuka did the only reasonable thing and stepped back. With a backflip she landed herself on a perch atop the wall that surrounded the tattered mansion. The lightning pulsing around her arm quickly died down as her loosened red scarf flicked in the wind. While crouched with one hand down between her feet like a gargoyle, her other hand rose to focus her vision on the already visible black chakra in the air. However, she wasn't so much focused on the captured prey, but on the one doing the hunt. In a split second during the display of power a silhouette flashed overtop his body.

Her focusing hand dropped after that as blood from the pulverized man splashed against her face in several large droplets. Her mind's eye deactivated with a dip in her own chakra. The strange sight had strained her hidden eye, though looking to Keiichi now with her exposed socket, all she saw was the man, albeit a very angry one at that. Whatever it was that she saw, she couldn't explain it to herself since her sensing ability didn't have the ability to change her vision, just give her a perception. Jumping down from her ledge, she convinced herself that it had just been from having kept her vision active for so long.




Once back in the room where the scrapped mission had started from, the first thing Asuka did was rip off the yellow, hooded robe from the borrowed uniform. Throwing it to the ground without care for where it landed, she was left in the black pants and the black tube top, along with her own red scarf, still the only piece of her outfit that was natural. She immediately went over to where her blades were resting on the table along with her long pipe resting on the pile of her clothing. The only odd thing about it was her clothes weren't in the messy bunch she had left them in, but were now neatly folded and stacked. Had Shizuha done this while they were away? The thought of it was actually kinda creepy.

At the mention of herself as the spy, she grabbed ahold of her small blade and turned to face Queen square in the eye across the room. The different was, of coarse, her blade wasn't an illusion. "One problem with your logic, b!tch, is that I'm the only one that was left in the dark about this hold botched operation. You on the other hand were intimately aware of the whole scheme. You want to make something of it, come on. I still need to repay you for earlier." The black blade she was holding started to sear red hot. Her Katon nature was about the only thing she hadn't burnt through yet.
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Re: Just Business [ Ryuuchi ]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:20 pm

As the two women bickered Shizuha seemed to be in distressed once again, worried that they would actually start fighting this time, but similar to last time Keiichi stood up but said nothing. Instead he walked toward the door and opened as if he had heard someone coming down the hall. The poor Karasu no Ha Paper member entrusted with a message nearly pissed himself when he came face to face with the menacing and obviously pissed boss just looking down at him like he was dinner. Shizuha shouted at the guy snapping him out of his trance and asked what he was doing there, to which the guy responded in a loud trembling voice while also closing his eyes to avoid eye contact with Keiichi.

"Boss! We go trouble back at the Zoo! We go attacked!"

Keiichi reacted immediately, he moved back inside the room and picked up the large black sword he had left behind before the fiasco of a mission had started, placed it on his back and turned to the door.

"Let's go Asuka. Queen, go get patched up, you're probably a mess right now."

Her illusions were good, they perfectly hid any injury she had sustained during the last fight but the way she walked and moved only her left arm the whole time told him that she was hurt quite badly but was trying to hide it from him and Asuka. Her right arm was shattered in several places while her torso and left leg weren't doing much better.
However, his orders for her to stay behind while at the same time he would be taking the new girl along with him yet again...seriously pissed Queen off, which was quite evident by the deathly glare she gave Asuka the moment Keiichi stepped out of the room.



The moment they arrived at the zoo's entrance the damage to the place was painfully obvious. Dead Karasu no Ha bodies littered the grounds, cages were wrecked and animals were roaming free which the surviving members trying desperately to capture them all. And a few feet after the entrance was Taka, laying face down on the ground with large metal rods nailing him to the concrete ground while Shou sat on his back eating what looked like a human arm.

Keiichi stopped next to Taka and Shou and looked around at the bodies, all of them seemed to be of members of the gang with the exception of four that lay in a line a couple of feet away from them. These four were very different, they wore all black uniforms and masks over their faces with no expressions and over their chests was the symbol of a blue sun over a black cloud. They were clearly the perpetrators.

However, before Keiichi could ask what happened a vice came from behind them. A short and chubby blue and red haired teenager, no older than 18, was crouching down behind Asuka with his finger poking her left butt cheek and a huge perverted smile on his face. Not even Keiichi had noticed his presence, something he had strangely gotten used to ever since the "kid" was "recruited" into the gang.

"Yo yo yo! Leave it tha da bossman tha get da best pieces of ass in da citeh. Iz eat you up all night long baby, fo real!"

And before anybody else could react, a young and quite beautiful red haired woman came out of nowhere and drove her foot right into the head of the one called Ashura, sending him flying into the metal gate a few feet away and actually having his body break the thick metal bars.

"You're a pig, Ashura. I'm sorry about him, a cute thing like you clearly doesn't deserve to have his filthy fingers touching such a private place."

The woman quickly turned to Asuka, grabbed her hands and smiled gently as she used one hand to stroke the back of Asuka's hand but then a shout from behind them snapped her out it.

"Yo! You want some? Carpet munching lil' bitch!"

Ashura's shout came from behind the metal gate...he had two iron bars sticking out of his chest but his worries seemed about as high as the ammount of blood coming out of the wounds...completely zero.

"I'm going to shove my sword so far up your behind that I'll need a shovel to get it back."

The woman said revealing the sheathed katana at her waist as a weird red energy seemed to slowly leak out of her body. It wasn't chakra but something else.

"Ashura, Saint! Both of you shut up. Asuka, you have permission to kick Ashura's ass, don't worry about killing him."

The boss' orders were heard and reluctantly obeyed, but Ashura did let out a...

"Awww hell nah!"

...when he the thought that the new girl could do anything she wanted to him finally sunk in. The woman named Saint just smiled with glee.

He was called Ashura by everyone though his real name is unknown by everyone, even to himself. A former experiment of Keiichi's father, which he "found" after his father's disappearance, Ashura was basically a highly advanced and experimental type of what they called a Stitch. Stitches were a type of zombie created by Sasaki Ryuuchi with the ability to regenerate any all injuries as long as their still had chakra in their systems, even if their bodies were blown apart the chakra would eventually piece the pieces back together and leave stitch like marks all over the bodies. These guys were however...incredibly stupid making them just a really annoying version of regular zombies. But Ashura on the other hand not only was quite intelligent but he had his own personality and bits and pieces of memories from the days he was still alive. Though he could not use ninjutsu and genjutsu, he was an incredible taijutsu expert and his chakra draining abilities only served to fuel his makeshift immortality.

The woman was called Onigami Hinata, nicknamed the "Saint". Like every other member of the Onigami clan, Saint was a samurai with no chakra in her system, instead he body was filled with a large amount of Spiritual Energy (one of the components of chakra) and her physical abilities were absurdly high. The word she carried was a Konbuki she called Shini no Nakama, which nobody in the gang had ever seen drawn though her kenjutsu abilities are those befitting someone of her clan.

Both were Platinums, much like the one name Shou who gave a nod to both Keiichi and Asuka as a greeting and then began his explanation of the situation.

"Hey, we had to take Taka down, he was causing more of a problem than the enemy."

He patted Taka on the back but the man under him didn't even move as if he were dead. Shou then explained how Taka suddenly started fighting a group of strange guys and wrecking everything around him in the process, even after he killed a ew and the rest had escaped so he, Saint and Ashura had to go and restrain him themselves to prevent further chaos in the place.

"Kei...I dunno who they were, but they sure as hell were organized."

Shou said giving Keiichi a serious look while Saint continued as she lit up a cigarette.

"Yes, we only noticed something was up when they tried to kill Taka and he went insane. By then they had already killed most of the members in the base."

"They were looking for you and Sei, probably wanted to take everyone out first before moving in on you. Taka killed 3, I was only able to get one...they were no joke."

Shou pointed to the ones laying a bit ahead and the waved the arm he had been eating, making justice to his nickname of the Cannibal.

"I managed to catch one, but he killed himself with some pill before I could make him talk."

Keiichi released and sigh and walked toward the four dead men on the ground but oddly enough he couldn't smell anything from them other than the scents already around them. The equipment seemed very organized and professional and by the Platinum's accounts they were equally organized and skilled.
What annoyed him was that their attack was very well timed, too well. His thoughts instantly jumped back to the spy within their ranks, however he had further evidence that whoever it was likely wasn't too high in the gang's hierarchy or else she would have known that Keiichi wouldn't have there that night but instead went on the mission with Queen and Asuka. Their plan was probably to attack the gang's base and take him out while most of the Platinums went out for the mission which would have left him much more vulnerable. It didn't work, but they still managed to take out quite a few of his men. Plus, the fools were mostly unlucky to have tried to kill Taka.
Finally he turned back to Asuka and signalled her to look at the dead bodies, especially the symbol on their chests.

"Asuka...you know anything about these guys?"

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Re: Just Business [ Ryuuchi ]

PostPosted by Love » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:21 am

The hot blade stabbed into wood, though not with more force than what would be expected of it. The Katon nature wasn't meant for piercing unlike the result that would have come from her other blade. However, a small flame had started up just around where the metal met the table as Asuka grabbed hold of the belt laying atop her folded clothing. Each of her hands grabbing a different side, she latched the attire on her before grabbing her larger blade and slipping it into a loop on the back of the belt. Next the tanto was picked up and slid into the side, her hand patting out the flame as it crossed again to grab the pipe that slipped into a pocket on the front along the waste. She didn't waste time with the red sash that typically covered the belt, which also had on it two pouches typical of a shinobi. Instead, she took off out the door after Keiichi, though shooting off a glare at Queen as she sprinted, along with the flick of a single finger before she disappeared out the door.

Even with all the bloodletting she needed someone to take her frustration out on. Unfortunately for the furious woman, there wasn't a battle to be found back at the zoo. Shortly after passing through the gate the rampage of a rhino greeted her, though provided little action other then her leaping up and crouching in air before landing on the hulking beast back and shooting a fit down towards the base of the spinal cord to knock out the creature similar to how she had disposed of the outer guard back at the mansion. The beast slid to a stop with Asuka still on it, and as some Papers moved in to recollect it she leapt off to take point behind the even more infuriated Sasaki.

However, for as made as Keiichi was, it was only half as boiled over as Asuka was after the abrupt poke. Had it not been for the interception of the other woman, the mystery person behind him would have ended up with a knife through his throat as Asuka turned with her tanto rapidly retrieved held with the blade toward the pinky and stabbing at air where a head had been. Instead of striking the pervert, she was greeted with a woman stroking her hand. She snapped her hand back and returned her tanto in place, turning to face the zombified perv, her hand closest the red-haired women resting on the end of the hilt of her own sword. "For that you should use mine, it's got a wider blade." As strange as it may seem, Saint was the first rank-and-file Karasu no Ha member Asuka didn't completely hate upon meeting them.

However, her quip was short lived before the task at hand took presidency again. Turning back towards Keiichi, though with a final piercing glare towards Ashura, she held off on her due revenge. "I'll take that as a standing offer, but first whats the Hell happened here?"

As the man eater spoke Asuka moved closer to where Taka was pinned before following along towards the bodies. She crouched over one of the corpses with its torso between her legs as her hand ripped off the mask of one of them before gripping the head by the cheeks and turning it to see both sides. "I'm no good with an autopsy. Once the chakra's stopped and mind goes dead, there's not much I can read, but the crest seams familiar." She stood up and got closer to Keiichi. "I'm gonna try something, but if that pervert touches me while I'm out I'll burn his @ss to such a crisp that there won't be nothing left, got it?" She didn't wait for a response before meeting her hands in an unusual sign and expressing her chakra.

Right beside Keiichi her body went limp. Shortly after, the corpse she had just been looking at started to pick itself up off the ground. "The dead ones are always stiff." She said from within the body rubbing the back of the neck. The corpses hands met in a concentration sign as its dead eyes closed. "I see you...No, just a picture of you on a stone table along with one of Taka and Shou. These other ones are there and others like them. There's a man behind the table...I think its a man. Can't make him out, too dimly lit, probably underground..ARH!"

The corpse body dropped to its knees before falling flat on its face. Asuka herself waking up after that from the release of her technique. Her hand pressed against her temple like she had a splitting headache. "There's a Genjutsu block placed in him. However it was, they're thorough to think up that." The block was like a mental trap that persisted even after the body died, forcing out anyone that crossed it that didn't have the key to unlocking the other passages of the mind that were sealed just before the mission to attack the zoo was carried out.
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Re: Just Business [ Ryuuchi ]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:49 pm

"Oh look at dat, 'notha freak joins da famlay."

For some reason the seeing a walking, talking corpse didn't seem to sit well with the other walking, talking corpse. After going past the fact that Asuka's body suited his tastes more than perfectly, Ashura was incredibly put off by her ability of apparently moving her consciousness into the corpse and seeing into its memories. Perhaps as a fellow dead body he somehow felt insulted or violated...or he was just plain weird.

"You are definitely not one to talk, Zombie Boy. Miss Asuka, did you see any spec..."

Saint very politely tried to ask Asuka if she saw anything more specific about the man or the area where the supposed meeting took place but she was cut off by Shou who had been deep in thought up until that moment.

"Maybe it was Trinity..."

The name he dropped made most in the immediate area snap their focused toward him, most showing surprise and some a great deal of confusion. Anyone that had spent enough time in the underground eventually heard about Trinity and just how scary they were. Trinity was the name given to an alliance between three of the world's most powerful criminal organizations, they ran pretty much everything on a global scale especially the black market. It is believed that nearly every ninja village had a silent agreement with them that kept their ninjas out of their personal business and in return they would not hinder the village's work...or slaughter everyone in it.
Most criminal groups, big and small, were affiliated with one of those three groups one way or another and in turn every big city was more or less controlled by either one of those associated groups or by an equal number of minor groups affiliated with the big three to maintain a certain balance.

"This is no time to make stupid jokes, Shou."

Saint was more shocked that Shou instantly jumped to the largest and most dangerous threat instead of keeping to a more realistic, then again Shou knew more about Trinity than any of them due to his personal background.

"I'm serious. Gokiburi, Kobayakawa, Hanza and 77 Demons...do you think any of these fools have the man power or resources to get guys of this caliber?"

The Kobayakawa, Hanza and 77 Demons were the oldest groups that used to run the city and each of them was affiliated with one of the three groups making up Trinity which in turn created a great balance they seemed to enjoy for years. Neither group sought to expand or take over the another's territory and their men just generally stayed out of each others way but then Karasu no Ha popped up, a group not only not affiliated with Trinity but refusing anything of the sort. When Karasu no Ha showed up and started causing chaos the balance was nearly destroyed and it was finally given the final blow when 77 Demons had some internal strife and nearly half the members left only to form Gokiburi, another unaffiliated group.

"We're nothing but a blip on their radar, why would they bother with us?"

She did have a point, Karasu no Ha was no real threat to something like Trinity and even if they were to eliminate the other groups and take over the whole city the losses for Trinity would be minimal as it was just one city of many. The thought that Trinity would bother attacking them directly was like a man suddenly seeking to crush an ant in the corner of a large room.

"Why not? We've been doing some big moves lately, they could have asked Trinity for help so they can maintain their precious balance."

As he spoke, Shou waved the half eaten arm around a bit, he had a habit of talking with his hands and as they were full he simply waved his "food" around which disgusted Saint but considering Shou was one of the most sensible members of the group she bared with it, but still hated it.
And then Keiichi finally stepped in with a question completely unrelated to the talk the two were having.

"Anyone know where Sei is?"

He asked where Seiteki, the last of the Platinums, was as the last time he heard anything of her was the day before where she gave him ideas on the plan that inevitably ended up as a failure due to internal sabotage.

"She said something about enjoying youth and left a few hours ago."

The displeasure was pretty evident in Saint's face. Ashura was a given but aside from him she hated two other members of the group, Queen and Seiteki, both for the same reasons and for reasons unrelated to eachother but Seiteki was a special case due to her relationship with the boss, which made her a harder target in those moments where Saint finally had enough of their of them.

"Shizuha, inform the Golds, I doubt these guys will bother with them but I want those guys to keep their eyes open. Saint, find Sei and keep her out of trouble. Ashura, Queen went to the doc to get patched up, stay with her...tell her it's an order. Until we know more, I don't want any of you walking around alone."

The orders were direct and precise, he till hadn't exactly calmed down to his natural state of mind but a voice in his head kept warning him that being angry wasn't going to help with the situation.
After his orders the two Platinums and the Gold gave him a nod and voiced a confirmation, some more displeased than others, and left the premises quickly. As she left, Saint couldn't help but stop and give and courteous bow with her head toward Asuka, she was pleased that the new "member" wasn't another weirdo, psychologically speaking.

"Shou, you stay with Taka. And get off him already, looks like he's calmed down now."

And it was then that Shou finally realized that he had been sitting on the dead still Taka that entire time, it was just so comfortable that he had forgotten all about it. Throwing the half eaten arm away, Shou stood up and turned to Taka who remained motionless.

"What about you?"

He asked with his back turned toward Keiichi while at the same time he grabbed a hold of one of the rods nailing Taka's limbs to the ground and pulled it out, ripping flesh and blood from the downed man's body but seemingly having no effect as he didn't budge and inch.

"I bet she makes an excellent bodyguard."

Keiichi said with a more relaxed laugh while pointing toward Asuka.

"You trust her?"

There was genuine worry in Shou's voice as he took out the other rod and Taka instantly jumped back to his feet as if nothing happened, revealing that his chest was covered in blood and his shirt was ripped revealing a few stab wounds. Taka looked around at the group before him and his eyes focused on Asuka for a few moments, however after a tap on his shoulder from Shou, the man turned away and started wandering further into the zoo, closely followed by Shou as Keiichi turned to Asuka to ask her a question.

"Do I have any reason not to trust you right now, Asuka?"

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Re: Just Business [ Ryuuchi ]

PostPosted by Love » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:39 pm

Trinity?

Asuka had only ever crossed thugs claiming to be affiliated. For herself, though, she thought of the organization as a lie, nothing but a foolish rumor. Criminals were too unruly to submit to a hierarchy, and anyone that would wasn't worth their merit. What was the point of crime if you couldn't get by without falling into the same habits of the Hidden Villages. Still, from the way the members of Keiichi's gang was acting, the rest of them seemed to think Trinity was real enough to be worried over.

Even Keiichi himself seemed to be taking it seriously with how he was pairing members up for protection in numbers. With her arms folded across herself the one-eyed woman responded. "Not so long as they didn't pilfer your coffers with their attack." Even the potential for Trinity being real didn't change her motivations. She was still only in it for the money. That, and seeing Queen's real head on a pike.

"Though don't think this changes anything between us. Trinity, or whoever this was, hasn't done a thing to personally wrong me. Whether I'm being paid to take lives for your or keep your life from being taken, it's just business to me. There's no more or less to that." She said separating her hands and walking further into the wrecked zoo.
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