. . . . Some time earlier, before the sun rose high into the sky to mark morning time, we were up and moving steadily toward sector five, Hien had surmised that we would catch our enemies unawares if we moved under the cover of darkness. We reached sector five, Hien had us split off into groups of two it was Corinne and I and Suri and Hien. We could cover more ground since sector five was known for it's size and the creatures that resided within it. From what Corrine told me as we searched it was also commonly used a final training ground, where a week long survival test was given to academy students. Moving through the trees Corrine abruptly stopped I did so as well asking “why did you stop?” She pointed to a tree far to the left of are position and to another far off to the right, saying “ there's a trap here, we can only go around it, but, I'm sure there is another trap next to this one. The Mirigan or Mirror eye, a doujutsu said to only to reflect the truth when seen through it. Many Sagawa clan member's have died for the sake of those who covet it, even more have died trying to seize it from a Sagawa. They are the policing force in Banjugakure, the crime rate is low because of this. I looked as carefully as I could at the trees, they seemed normal to my sight. When I saw the same objects through Suzaku's eyes, residual heat, footsteps could be seen, someone had been hear not to long ago. Standing erect on the branch we had stopped on “ok, lets go.” Corrine looked up at me in confusion, saying “your not serious, are you, how do you expect to get past that, whatever that is?” I wasn't sure exactly what would happen but we needed to continue forward.
“I'll deal with it when I get down there.” I said as I dropped to the forest floor sprinting toward the gap between the two trees. Nothing was out of order until I ran past the line that the two trees made, immediately explosions let off in front and behind me. I was blown further forward into an oncoming ball of fire. Ordinarily the precautions taken in this trap would have spelled doom, but, I've got tough skin. I stood up and dusted myself off after wards, Corrine landed beside me saying “I had almost about how durable your people are, you made a clear path for me to follow.” She said approving. I didn't reply, who ever was on guard in this area heard the explosions, now where would they approach from. The thunderous sound of running could be heard, closing in on us. “What is that?” I looked around as I asked Corrine. She thought for a moment before she replied, “A alot of different animals live in this region of sector five . . . and if we assume that a lot of people have fallen prey to this trap.” Large figures could be seen moving in the shadows of the surrounding trees. “I think it's breakfast time,” I said while I unsheathe my sword. Corrine gripped her katana while her thumb released the blade ever so slightly. It was still dark out, the smell of sulfur was thick in the air, how often did these animals eat here? “There's something wrong, there shouldn't be this many here at one time? Maybe, one or two, but, not a group this large. Great, I thought to myself while I sighed mentally, “The night sky is gonna make this difficult, are you gonna be alright?” I asked her, since I could see due in part to Suzaku.
“Don't worry about me, if I only relied on my eyes I wouldn't be worthy of this sword.” Corrine's right hand hovered over the hilt as her left held the sword by her wist still in the sheathe. Although when I thought about it if she could see those trees almost immediately, then I'm sure she could clearly see in this darkness. The animals were were getting upset, they expected there food to be cooked, well done. The situation turned, for the worse when the eyes of the creatures turned red and sparks of electricity could be seen emitting from their bodies. The electrical energy got more violent when they started howling and growling savagely toward us. “This isn't good, these are thunder wolves.” she said concerned. Thunder wolves were one of the few chakra beast that lived on the three islands. They were animals that had adapted themselves to using there chakra nature, like Suzaku. Alone they're can be difficult to deal with, in a group they were a nightmare as the electricity will collect between them increasing in power. Corrine and I stood back to back, a few of the wolves rushed at us. Their size was imposing, I heard the strike of steel through flesh, I glanced over my shoulder to see the red glow die in the eyes of a wolf, as it lay split in twain. It's legs still standing, the torso leaked it's intestines across the grassy floor. I hear bellows closing in on me, I turn receiving a shock across my body, just what I needed to regain focus.
I'm thrown to the side a few paces, I land on my feet and dash at the sender. The animal swings at me again I close the distance, I duck, stepping deep into the lunging wolf, in an instant I stab the bear and a clone breaks off from me to counter the second wolf attacking from the side. I run the first one through, it falls onto its back I flip over it as I perform hand seals “FIRE STYLE, DRAGON FIRE JUTSU!! An intense flame surges from my lips as it spreads across the area like an ocean wave over sand it consumes the creatures that continue to madly run towards the fire. My flame stretches out to where Corinne was fighting, unfazed by the oncoming fire. She sways her body almost touching the ground then vanishes, the group that surrounded her with rabid fury, pause in confusion. The flames had subside, blood ran down the edge Corrine blade as she appeared a moment later behind the creatures as they fell apart in pieces “LAI SWORD STYLE, WANDERING SLASH!!” was the last thing the ears of those wolves heard. We continued to fight for seemed like hours, howls and wimpers pain could be heard as we laid wolves to rest, until daybreak. Upon the light of the sun the fighting had ended, I only saw the corpses of a few wolves in comparison to how many I knew I had fought. I looked around for Corrine, I found her some yards away from me, her clothes were torn in some places, but nothing serious. I could see she was tired, I was too. “You, ok? I said as I took a deep breath sheathing my blade. Breathing heavily she turned to face me, but still surveying the area. “What are you looking for?” I asked her. She now looked at me saying, “The one controlling these animals, he shouldn't be too far away.” I knew the wolves were being controlled, but the one using the jutsu, is probably long gone. Those footsteps from before were wiped away during the scuffle.
I looked around at the forest, brightly glowing from the rays of the sun. Whoever we were dealing with is a genjutsu user, which meant finding a needle in a haystack. We must be close to their base, rustling in the trees could be heard as a flock of birds moved out of the head of a tree and in to the blue sky. Through the eyes of my crimson friend I saw a person moving away from are area, at a high rate of speed. “We need to continue looking for this guy Kyo, that's what were here for anyway.” I said as I started walking in the direction of the target Suzaku spotted.”Your talking like they're jus gonna let us search this forest without a fight! Did you forget what we jus went through, we need to find this person first, or we'll keep being attacked!” Corine said concerned as she gripped her sword tightly. I paused looking back at her saying “I've already found them, so lets go.” Corrine looked at me baffled, at what I'd said, but she followed me but not without asking “How? I mean, what do you mean you found them. What did you do?” She looked at me curiously, while we leapt from branch to branch. “Just follow me.” Is all I replied.
"He who expects nothing shall never be let down."Dual - Alternate Universe Naruto FanFic