Very well, We’ll come back later, she said as she turned away from the young woman and back towards the inn front door, the moment her own face was out of line of sight activating her Byakugan, her irises turning from the artificial dark brown to all white as the influence of her chakra stone necklace lost out against the Chakra flow of her activated doujutsu.
The Girl had a companion as suspected, this one listening by the door just inside Akemi’s room, no doubt having been searching it when she heard her partner’s voice in the lobby here barring she and Daisuke’s way. Both had a particular chakra flow, just like the people she had been chasing to Komu the night before. In the basement she could see the inn keeper and his wife, as well as another she recognized as an inn employee, all were bound and somewhat beaten up but alive.
Her Byakugan deactivated as she opened the inn door to step out allowing her chakra stone to once more camouflage her irises, turning them dark brown rather than their usual Lavender white. Waving for Daisuke to follow, Akemi stepped out into the street and made her way into an alley across the way and out of sight of the inn. The presence of these two presented an interesting opportunity while simultaneously proving disturbing, how the hell had they tracked her here? And so quickly too, she didn’t like the implications of it, not even the samurai with their odd sensing ability had tracked them, yet the foreigners had... How?
Well that would be something to figure out before they continued, but for right now, she couldn’t pass down this opportunity. ”I’m hoping that that look you’ve been giving me over and over since we walked into the inn has something to do with the woman that stopped us there?...
She said realizing that he had probably run into the woman when he first stepped out of the inn after speaking with her clone a few minute earlier. It would have been kind of difficult to miss the oddity of her behavior, and just now, the out of place raising of her voice when keeping them from going upstairs. ”Obviously not staff.”
heck if the odd behavior hadn’t been enough of a warning sign, there was the fact that Akemi has stayed in this inn before and knew that the man who owned it ran it with his wife, son and daughter. ”There is another upstairs in my room, they have the inn keeper and the staff tied up in the basement, and judging from their chakra flow, they’re connected with those we’re after.”
Hmm, she wondered disturbed at the implication, Had he had something to do with those two women following her? He had been gone for a while, not to mention that the scroll he had given her could have been used to track her. She had met him but once before, and though they had worked together then, who knew what he had been up to since, especially that Suna no longer existed... Could he be working with them?... well, anything was possible, but she doubted it... At least she hoped not.”I have an idea I want to try out, mind if i handle this on my own?”
She asked though it wasn't truly a question, nor did she wait for a response, forming hand seals that brought forth 2 of her Taka Bunshin. The two clones immediately got to work, the first of the pair forming hand seals to alter her appearance to that of a young man in farmer`s clothing and conical hat, while the other rushed onto a nearby roof top and bolted off.”I wonder how they tracked me here. And so quickly too.”
indeed, they had come by air, and she had made a point of taking a look for anyone following with her byakugan regularly on the way, though admittedly she had been looking out for Samurai rather than these guys. ”Well, no matter, this might give us a shot of tracking them.”
With Byakugan active, she watched her clones getting into place, the one transformed into a farmer making its way towards the inns front door while the other snuck her way onto the inn’s roof covertly coming to take cover by the window to her Akemi's room.”lets see if they go for it..”
The “Farmer” clone walked into the inn, and was immediately intercepted by the same young woman that had blocked their paths moments ago reciting a similar line with the same oddly loud tone of voice."Sir! we are currently in the process of cleaning the rooms and hallways. Please come back at a later time."
The second girl, still in Akemi’s room, hearing her partner in the lobby, stopped what she was doing and went to stand by the room’s door, placing her ear near it to better hear what was going on. That was the second clone’s cue. Rushing in like bat out of hell, the young woman she rushed at had just enough time to turn towards the incoming clone when its fist cracked her in the face followed by a vicious kick to the gut that sent her smashing through the door and crashing into the hallway’s opposing wall cracking the wood it was built of.
The noise was enough to grab the woman’s partner’s attention, turning her attention away from “farmer” she spinned to rush for the stairs but was grabbed from behind by the transformed clone, grabbing her by the hair and slapping her in the back of the neck before rushing off out the front door. The slap was enough to knock the woman down to her knees but not enough to keep her there, getting back up and shaking the cobwebs out of her head. She only took a quick look to confirm her attacker was gone then turned back towards the stairs to the second floor in time to see the second clone holding the other woman, now knocked out, by the back of the neck about to slam a Kunai into her chest, The clone, upon noticing the other woman running up the stairs, let go of the woman’s neck and bolted back into the room, grabbing the two cloaks Akemi had purchased and left in the room before jumping out the window and bolting it out of town east bound.
With that her make shift assault was done, and the transformed “farmer” clone undone, Akemi turned towards Daisuke with a smile.”Time to go.”
Turning and making her way out back onto the streets and towards the southern road out.”I’ve managed to mark both women.”
Indeed the pair of clones had intentionally grabbed hold of or touched both women specifically in the back of their necks, marking both with Akemi’s “Shodo Mark” seal, the woman on the second floor being further marked with her Kirin seal.”One of my clones is heading east carrying the cloaks i had purchased, they marked them with some kind of mark, I’m guessing to track us, my Byakugan is the only reason i was able to see it, it’s made of chakra, but its unlike any seal I’ve ever seen... These people... they have interesting techniques...”
Something suddenly caught her attention, unexpectedly, she could sense half a dozen new Chakras appearing out of nowhere, and they were coming right at them.”How..”
She said turning with her Byakugan active once more now facing 5 armored men lined some 30 feet ahead of them with a sixth man towering over them as he stood behind them. That one looked inhuman from the start but she hadn’t expected what she saw next. The man`s arms splitting into multiple appendages that looked like spider legs or something of the sort, 8 of them, the man then touched each of the 5 soldiers standing before him with one of his appendages and each man`s body in turn began to shift and change, increasing in size and muscle mass till they each stood nearly 9 feet tall and around 500 pounds each, all of it hardened bone and muscle.... The almost looked beast like, or almost like stone golems, yet as the 5 came rushing in with massive swords in hand, they showed surprising speed and nimbleness for their mass and size...”Well, i guess we won`t be leaving just yet...”