OOC:quick! get me a liter of iridium, stat!
in all seriousness, you're right. we need iridium.
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shotoken calmly leaned against a wall, thinking.
'this whole mess is going to be a lot harder than anything we've faced...except maybe that one fight...'
shotoken's thoughts travelled to a fight long ago. it had happened back when he was revisiting the naruto-verse; he had good friends he had left behind there, and he wanted to check up on them. when he got there, he found things weren't exactly good. sasuke's body had been taken by orochimaru, and sakura had died in the process. even now, shotoken thought of her as a fool, to get between that sick bastard and his main goal.
shotoken growled, forcing the rubble up and off of him. he was younger than present day, although it wasn't obvious, considering he had recently stopped aging. blood lay along the ground, corpses of shinobi all around. naruto could be seen barely able to stand, and what at first appeared to be sasuke wasn't even winded. of course, it was that bastard orochimaru...shotoken walked forward, his eyes glowing with an unholy rage.
"I'm gonna kill you, then I'm gonna bring you back from the dead and kill you again, then I'm chasing you down to hell so I can kill you again...."
shotoken put one hand on naruto's shoulder, who promptly collapsed, exhausted. moments later, shotoken's hands went into a mess of hand seals, finally ending with the demon seal.
"demonic eye technique: COPYCAT SHARINGAN!"
three small blue commas formed a spiral effect around shotoken's pupils, mimicing the true sharingan.
orochimaru:"do you truly think such a pitiful copy can handle itself against the real thing?"
shotoken:"I don't need the real thing...I've got the demonic advantage..."
with that, shotoken quickly whipped out a kunai, jumping back while throwing it. orochimaru effortlessly blocked it by throwing one of his own, lunging forward in the process. of course, shotoken was prepared. landing from his backwards jump, he immediately ducked low and did a few hand seals.
"katon: gokyaku no jutsu!"
breathing in deeply, shotoken shot a huge fireball from his mouth, which went straight for orochimaru, who did several hand seals and released a water ball, the two cancelling eachother out.
over an hour later, the two were barely capable of standing. both were exhausted, and running out of options. shotoken made one last lunge forward, pushing all of his energy into it. this final move was just fast enough that orochimaru didn't prepare a jutsu to stop him in time. shotoken skidded to a stop right next to orochimaru, ducking low. time seemed to slow down, as shotoken began to speak.
"you just lost...copycat adaptation technique: DEVIL'S LOTUS!"
kicking orochimaru into the air, shotoken jumped up and gave him one more kick, getting above him. with a roundhouse kick in midair he shot orochimaru hurtling towards the ground, but grabbed him before he could get out of his reach, and spun rapidly, flinging him into the ground and landing a moment later by kicking orochimaru in the chest very hard. it sounded like something cracked, but shotoken couldn't be sure. he passed out mere moments after delivering the final blow.
the official report later stated that orochimaru was forced into a coma. various scans of his mind through the bloodline jutsu shintensen showed that sasuke and orochimaru seemed to be fighting endlessly within the realm of the mind. it is thoerized that whoever wins this fight will gain control of the body, but none can be sure. until then, sasuke's body seems to be in suspended animation, never aging.
if one was capable of reading shotoken's emotions, they would see anxiousness, nostalgia, concern, anger, pain, just about every emotion one could feel at once. it was rather odd.