Lights Out [Love]

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Re: Lights Out [Love]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:04 pm

The man rushed away from the assassin as quickly as his feet could take him, considering she had been an Obsidian recruited by the boss on her talent alone and she then proceeded to not only kill the boss but remain alive after so long still in their territory, it was safe to assume that she'd be able to kill him fairly easily...and he was not a fan of dying, not even for his Queen. However in his rush the man seemed to have failed to notice an obstacle hidden in darkness right in the middle of the hallway. His feet hit the obstacle and he tumbled over, rolling on the floor for a couple of feet before stopping. His eyes were fairly well adjusted to the darkness but it still took a while for him to tell what it was that he had hit, though when he did his eyes opened wide and his face turned pale like a ghost.

On the ground in the middle of a red puddle lay the corpse of the beaten and bloody Queen.



Elsewhere Shou Gaki tried to piece together everything that had happened with the help of his three most trusted subordinates. The last thing he could remember was trying to kill Asuka, the backstabbing whore, and the next moment a sudden blast knocked him out cold. According to the Golds it seemed like Asuka had escaped but had Taka on her tail when they lost track of them and eventually came upon their leader nearly being decapitated by Queen's lapdog. Shou knew Queen better than most in the gang, she was a woman that could not be trusted with most things but she also harbored certain feelings for the Boss so he found it hard to believe her first action upon hearing of his death would be to try and kill her rivals for the "throne", it was likely that it had been one of her men acting alone when facing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This was quite bad considering that it meant that even Golds were starting to act on their own within the gang, which could lead to the complete breakdown of the gang if it were left alone. But there were also good news, if Taka actively going after Asuka then she was as good as dead...there was no way she would be able to defeat Taka on her own if he were to go all out.

As he pondered what would be the best course of action to take next Shou looked away toward the hole in the wall created by the explosion that had knocked him out, staring into the darkness outside before turning back to his Golds, two of which who flew right past him and into a wall. Shou's vision darted in the direction of the two Golds, witnessing how they were impaled to the wall, their eyes already bereft of life. He quickly looked back to the last one, eyes wide in shock as he gazed upon the person that had killed two of his top men and then proceeded to throw the last one at him with great force.

"What are you..."

Shou said right before the Gold crashed into him, sending the two flying out the hole and into the outside of the building. The moment the two reached the ground, the assailant was already upon them...Shou had one last long hard look at the assailant's face, just before a blade went through both the Gold and Show.



Back to the corpse of Queen, the guard's eyes shot from his dead Queen to Black widow and then back to the corpse.

"You killed her too!? How!? My queen!!!"

The man released a wallow filled with grief, not understand how Black Widow could have possibly killed his queen but at the same time the traitor was also the only one who would have done such a thing.
He was, however, not the only one witnessing the dead Queen. Behind Black Widow stood someone that had been struggling with what to do in such mayhem, what the best course of action would have been in all the confusion created by the Boss's untimely demise. Her answer came when she sensed Black Widow's energy move away from a stationary Taka, that she had somehow manage to escape the Obsidian...she knew that Black Widow would have to die by her hand.

"Black Widow..."

Saint called out to the assassin, unlike the traitorous snake she was not one to stab someone in the back, she wanted to trade blows with the woman and kill her in a fair battle which was more than she deserved. Saint took out a short black ribbon and tied her red hair into a pony tail before placing one hand on her sword's scabbard and the other on the hilt.



An orange colored energy exploded around her as the Onigami released her Spiritual Energy into the air, revealing her Shadow. Behind Saint a giant tiger began to take form, while nothing more than a visual illusion it was the Onigami's way of displaying their power before engaging in combat, a sort of greeting.

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Re: Lights Out [Love]

PostPosted by Love » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:19 am

Lacing her fingers through the hair on the back of the man's head, Asuka gripped a tight, painful hold pulling back the pinned man's scalp before slamming him face first into the wall. She let the limp body drop before she hurried after the first guard attempting to escape, only the come upon the man crouched over a mangled and disembodied corpse.

"What…?" She gasped softly, though with little trace of concern in her shock. Even without the man's accusatory statement Asuka understood who it was, though she had never seen the face. Cautious now, a hand immediately jumped to her kunai holster as her senses started flaring to find out if the real killer was still close, her unique perception confirming that it wasn't just a genjutsu she had stumbled across.

Asuka had sensed Saint's presences before her voice cried out from behind. Oddly enough, being called out for by a known voice actually served to relax the woman some, her hand falling off her holster as her one eye shut with a sigh of relief. Regaining her cold composure, Asuka turned round to stare the woman straight down.

"A little late to the game, aren't cha?" She flicked her unkempt hair away from her good eye just as Saint had finished tying off her own. The extravagant display that followed afterwards was intriguing, but not for what Asuka saw. Rather, it was what the alert woman didn't see that sparked interest. The energy Saint emitted was like static to the mind's eye. It being a force of just Spiritual Energy, only a part of what chakra was, the Yamanaka couldn't fully read it as it was unlike what she was accustomed to. "Given the decorum I'd say I've got bigger things to deal with, but I can tell your pumped, so let's make this quick."

Asuka's hands paced through practiced signs and at their end her one clenching palm pointed straight down as she braced the arm with her other appendage. Sparks of lighting lit up in her hand as the sound of churning started to crackle from the orb of lightning that had formed in her fist.
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Re: Lights Out [Love]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:56 pm

"Make it quick is it? You ninja love underestimating others..."

The illusionary beast behind her began to lose its form as the orange energy began to gather, swirling around her like a miniature, and slow paced, twister of pure energy. The energy suddenly broke off and began to take form once again as it changed color to a deep crimson, however instead of another beast appearing it was a much more humanoid form, one that appeared right behind her and took up the same stance as the woman. Saint had activated her clan's Cloak of the Dead ability, summoning the spirit of a fallen Onigami to give her power, resulting in her spiritual energy doubling in quantity and becoming much more powerful.

"But I'll be happy to oblige, I'll be going all out from beginning to end."

She said as orange and crimson spiritual energy began gathering around her sword's scabbard and hilt in massive quantities, becoming so dense that it started to get harder and harder to tell what was inside all that energy in the first place.
Saint arched her body forward and bent her knees, the next moment he was gone. Using energy she shot straight up, her feet crashing against the high ceiling where she used energy once again to propel herself at high speeds to a position right behind Asuka, effectively doing a triangle jump using the ceiling of all things.

"Tenchiryu: Kirisutegomen..."

She mumbled the technique's name as she released it, drawing the sword while slashing at Asuka using her ultimate drawing technique. Saint's own Tenchiryu sword style was a mix of two of the original Onigami sword styles, Suzakuryu and Seiryuu-ryu. The first was a style that focused on speed, executing the enemy with fast attacks rather than overpowering them with strength, which any Onigami already had in spades. The second one focused on molding spiritual energy into attacks, often long distance ones. Kirisutegomen was a mix of three of these styles techniques, Seishuku which was the Onigami's fastest sword drawing technique, Ashitareboshi consisting of molding spiritual energy into a blade and throwing it at a target and Soiboshi which basically gathering mass quantities of energy into a single spot in the body, increasing it's power.
The result was an incredibly fast sword draw that released a large horizontal blade of energy that would cleave just about anything in its path.

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Re: Lights Out [Love]

PostPosted by Love » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:39 pm

Her charged arm reached back and gripped ahold of the handle jutting out from behind her. Raiton: Sokudoinin no Jutsu [Lightning Release: Velocity Charge Technique] The orb of violent lightning transferred from her palm onto the sword still loosely sheathed in her sash until the blade was completely consumed. Her sword beginning to vibrate rapidly, Asuka's piercing vision kept watch over the empowered woman as she performed a maneuver not unlike the one Asuka herself had pulled on Keiichi the first time the two of them had crossed.

As Saint's slash swept out for her, Asuka snapped out her sword. Its own empowered blade held vertically, parallel to Asuka's body, and braced once more by the assassin's other arm again gripping onto the forearm holding the blade. The piercing lightning split apart the incoming energy, though the collision of the two strikes still carried with it enough force to push Asuka away. Instead of trying and withstand it, the raven hard woman leapt to the side opposite the slash and traveled with the remaining energy pulse coming off either end of her lightning coated blade.

Crimson flowed following the crimson strike as a few lines of blood spilled down the small cuts that formed on either one of Asuka's upper arms, at level with Saint's powerful slash. Nothing missing a beat, Asuka launched three kunai straight for her opponent. With the sword mistress's speed, the Yamanaka did not expect to land a hit, nor did she need to. All the daggers were intended for was to prevent her opponent from an unhindered straightforward charge, allowing the woman a little more time to pull out the pipe she was so found off. Hand holding the end of the unusual combat trinket, Asuka blew into the long-pipe, spewing out from it a massive cloud of black, burning smoke that quickly engulfed the approaching Saint and the narrow corridor along with her.

Saint's next attack would hit air, Asuka vanishing in the smoke. The sly woman ducted down and rolled out of the way, taking a ferrel low stance on three of her limbs before she jumped high, now behind Saint, and aiming to pierce the woman in a vertical stab, her long triangular blade pointed downward and held at the hilt with both hands. Traditionally, Asuka would target the neck with a move like this. A quick and easy kill that sheathed her piercing enhanced sword into the torso of her prey. However, as with Shou, she was intentionally targeting her attacks to be non-lethal. Instead, the pointed tip of her blade was targeted at the shoulder joint of Saint's sword arm, meant to debilitate rather than decapitate.

For Asuka, with her sensor skills, it was easy to keep track of her targets in the black and burning soot cloud. Of course, the Yamnaka had never bothered to learn the assets of Karasu no Ha's members.
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Re: Lights Out [Love]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:40 pm

Though Saint was not fully aware of Asuka's abilities aside from her mind control techniques, she knew full well that for someone like their boss to bring in an outsider and immediately give her such a high rank, that it would mean that she was a capable fighter. This was proven not only by her ability to take out Shou and somehow survive Taka but also by not being instantly killed by her best technique...the woman was impressive. Now the visibility had been reduced to nearly zero with Asuka's smoke technique and the samurai seemed at the mercy of the ninja.
But as much as Saint didn't know the full extent of Asuka's abilities, Asuka didn't seem to know the full extent of Saint's abilities.

"Do not underestimate me..."

Saint stepped forward a couple of steps, just out of range of the blades and turned around to face Asuka. She had her eyes closed, her visibility had been hindered thanks to the smoke technique but not only were her other senses still working perfectly but she had her clan's energy sensing ability. While not one of her most developed techniques, Saint was still capable of reducing its range considerably, therefore increasing the details of what she could sense within that small area. It was said that the Onigami's strongest fighters could read the littlest of movements from every creature within their sensing ability's maximum range, but Saint was still far from such a level...however, it was enough for her current duel.

Fighting in close combat would still be unfavorable in those conditions, normally it would be the ideal combat for a battle between a samurai and a ninja, however Saint could not read the finer details of Asuka's movements and she did not know how well Asuka could see within that smoke. A medium to long range battle would have to do.
Saint's sword became enveloped in energy and she quickly stabbed the tip of the blade on the concrete floor six times like a jackhammer and in a crescent pattern in front of her, facing Asuka's position. She then raised her sword, crossing her sword arm and swung the blade in a straight line behind the six holes in the floor and activating her clan's technique "Seiryuu-ryu: Byakushiboshi (Azure Dragon Sword Style: Root)", releasing six blades of energy from the ground that shot straight toward Asuka while clawing the ground between Saint and her target, like six very tall and very sharp shark fins.

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Re: Lights Out [Love]

PostPosted by Love » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:19 am

She suspected as much. The Yamanaka was not the only sensor here, though she would not have created the smoke shroud were it not for knowing that her well developed skills as a sensory type were strong enough to fight clearly within them, even as Saint attempted to cut her down with a ranged attack. Asuka, who had put some distance between herself and the Samurai knowing full and well who had the advantage in sword combat, could clearly sense the incoming blades of energy. Her vision did not work like that of a Byakugan. The majestic shape of the dorsal fin blades was not what she saw. Instead, she merely sensed their presences. The trained thief knew how far they were, how fast they moved, and it did not take a sensors' intuition to know their intended purpose given that they were birthed from a sword technique.

As the grounded blades advanced Asuka sprinted forward. She avoided them to the side, her feet clinging to the wall for a few steps as she timed her leap for the last possible movement and ricocheted herself off the wall. The blades behind her had diverted to try and composite for her changing position, instead trailing off and gashing at the wall they impacted instead of her. Asuka, however, kept herself airborne as she pushed off from the wall, never breaking her stride, and flipped herself in air as her hands formed swift signs.

Hilt tucked beneath her armpit, Asuka channeled Katon natured chakra into the pipe she had directed towards Saint's location with her leaping maneuver. Katon: Supa Shuriken no Jutsu [Fire Release: Ember Projectile Technique] The woman blew out of her pipe five shuriken sized projectiles made from charcoaled embers. They flew in air towards the sword mistress, and were they to hit their target true or something else beyond her they would explode into small bursts of flames.

Asuka, however, was not finished with that. As she landed in a crouched position slightly off center in the hallway her hands reached into her belt and pulled from it six kunai, all of which had strings attached to their ends even if such refined details could not be seen in the smoke shrouded hallway. The lighting still emitting off her hands, which had previously empowered her sword now tucked under her arm, transferred to the small projectiles to increase their piercing power. Holding an even number of them between her arms crossed in front of her, the woman threw them all at once. However, their intended target was not saintly woman that had already had projectiles fired in her direction. Instead, Asuka threw three of which to either side of her, the lighting causing them to pocket themselves in the walls completely rather than pin themselves on the surface.

Asuka liked to take time with women, even if she had taunted her opponent into expelling more of her strength faster. Unlike Shou, who she had dispatched quickly with a trap, or Taka, who she had tried to do away with quickly, Saint represented a different investment to the raven haired woman. Taking time now to finally learn what the swords-woman was capable of helped the Yamanaka to know if there was something worth adding to her collection should things sway in that direction. After all, she only took female bodies.
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