Hey, Chapter 7 is here! This is where the good stuff begins, and it may sound a little like naruto. Anyways this episode we get to meet the Ebony Blade (and get attacked by a couple of mercenaries). So without further ado, Let's Start the show!
I woke up the next morning at 5. I showered, packed everything I might need, and hurried to the front gate of the village. I saw that Kokuie and Biomask were already there. I walked over and waved Kokuie waved and Biomask nodded. We stood there and waited for sensei. An hour passed and nothing. Another hour. Finally after 2 1/2 hours of waiting and being frustrated he showed up smiling. "Sorry, my alarm clock was broken." He said scratching the back of his head, "now let's be off." We began on the long way towards River Village which lies between Glacier and Current.
Meanwhile in Glacier, a business transaction was occurring. In a dark corner in the Tavern a man dressed in a business suit was speaking with a ninja in typical anbu garb, and black wrapping covering all but his eyes, nose and spiky brown hair. "You here me?!" the man with the suit said, "I want you to keep the courier team from konoki from getting that pact to River!" The ninja was sprawled in his booth like it was his throne. "Not to worry, it just so happens my team was given a hit on one of the three genin in that group." He casually scratched at his mask, "Course there is a fee for this extra work." He said extra like it was his next meal. The business man pulled out a sack from his suit and said "1,000,000 Ryo just like you asked." He then plopped it on the table he was at, when a random Genin ran up and said "Yoink!" When this happened the anbu looking ninja stood up at least 2 feet taller than the genin and kicked him through a wall. "Yoink." He said in a deep voice as he caught the money bag that had been tossed into the air. A few other ninja went over to the downed genin, he was badly injured and a medic nin healed him. The other ninja looked over at the Anbu ninja who then reached for his sword. The man's sword was only a handle and the ninja approached him however his sword then shot out as ice and was filled with a black substance. The ninja backed off for a second because of the sudden appearance of the blade, but then ran at him. The Anbu ninja swat the ninja with the flat of his blade and the ninja flew into the floor unconscious. The man turned around to the man in a business suit and said, "my underlings will take care of the couriers, if not I'll take them out myself." The ninja then left in a streak of black. Another man in a suit, much taller than the first short man, came up and whispered into the ear or the shorter man that had just done business with the ninja, "Sir who was that?" The tall man said. The short man replied "That my friend, was the Ebony Blade, Makuro Samusakamu."
Back with my group we were going along down the road towards River village we had been walking for awhile now and I decided to break the awkward silence that had begun since we left. "So," I began, "What's so important about this scroll we're taking to River Village?" Sensei replied still looking forward as we continued. "Well," he began, "this scroll is actually a treaty. It will allow Konoki, Current, and Glacier to interact with each other, and set a no raid rule on the three from either of the three."
"So why do we have to go to River Village to have the treaty signed?" I asked.
"Well River Village just so happens to be where Current and Glacier meet. Also, Konoki residents made River Village so it is a bond of the three." Sensei replied.
We walked a little more and stopped to take a rest. I had brought a pan and a canteen of water for ramen, all I had to do was let Biomask make a fire with his fireballs. We sat and ate ramen together, this felt nice since my family had been gone since I can remember, but I was never alone, I had senseis and other people always looking out for me. After thinking for a little I saw what I thought was a mole moving through the ground. I looked at the moving dirt mound and watched it move towards me. Suddenly two masked ninja popped out of the ground and threw weighted chains our way. We had little time to react as the only one of us to dodge it was Sensei. "Heh, easy pickins." One of the masked ninja said. He then ran forward and raised a claw when suddenly sensei sharingan popped out of the ground and delivered an uppercut to the ninja knocking him out. The other ninja tripped sensei with a sweep kick, and then headed straight for me raising his metal claw into the air. I couldn't move for a weapon because of the chain and lifted my arm as much as I could. The last thing I saw before closing my eyes was green on the masked ninja's claw. I felt his claw tear into my skin I opened my eyes and saw my arm bleeding profusely. The ninja was about to hit me again when sensei tripped him from behind. The ninja went down, face hitting the rocky path. The ninja got back up threw down a smoke bomb and disappeared. Sensei went over to the unconscious ninja, picked him up, and shook him awake. "What were in those claws?!" Sensei yelled at him. The ninja whimpered "Poison!" He cried in terror, "We were told to kill your team but to target the boy with a scarf first!" Sensei punched him in the face, "Who sent you!?" Sharingan roared in his face. The other ninja yelped and then answered in a shaky voice "The Ebony Blade!" Sharingan let go of him as if he had just been told that his best friend died. The ninja scampered away quietly. "What's wrong?" Kokuie asked. Sensei shook his head and replied "The Ebony Blade, is one of the Black Frost ninja." A rustle was heard from the bushes behind us. We turned around, the chains now off of us, and saw a teenage girl. She was as tall as kokuie, and wore a green kimono. Her brown hair reached down to midback and had a row of freckles from cheek to cheek. "D-did someone say poison?" She asked timidly. I began to feel woozy and passed out.
I awoke in a small room, I looked at my cut right arm and there was a layer of mud over it. I then shot up and looked at the door, standing there was that girl again. She had a tray in her hand and some needles on it. "Don't move too fast." She said. She was right. I immediately felt dizzy and fell back on the bed. "T-the poison has stopped and shouldn't go through the rest of your body. Y-y-you should be able to get up in a-about 15 minutes." I looked towards her and said more weakly than intended, "Thank you." I then realized my team was gone and as if in response the girl said, "Oh! Y-your team is okay. T-they're in the n-next room. They're w-worried about you." I gave a sigh of relief and she left. I sat there for 15 minutes when the mud suddenly hardened and crumbled away. I sat up and moved my arm around, it felt fine, in fact, better than ever. I got up and walked into the next room. I was greeted by the smiling faces of Sensei Sharingan and Kokuie. Biomask just looked up at me and nodded. "Good morning sleepy head." Sensei said. I looked at the window behind them and it was night. "Where are we?" I asked them scratching my head with my right hand. "That girl was nice enough to allow us shelter in her home. Mrs. Kindle could you come here please?" The girl walked in again. "Your name is Kindle?" I asked her. She nodded in response then bowed. "Yes, it was no trouble." I looked over to sensei and as if reading my mind he said, "She has a green house with rare exotic herbs." She then went back into a room with steam coming out of it. "D-dinner is ready!" She cried in her soft voice.
After dinner I noticed Kindle walk out of the small house. It wasn't much, a tv and a couch in a living room, a couple of rooms with bathrooms attached, and a kitchen. I walked out of the house and saw the green house which Sharingan had pointed out. I knocked on the glass door knocking a few drops of condensation off of the fogged up glass. "Yes? Come in!" I heard from Kindle's voice within the green house. I took a step in and saw Kindle tending to the plants. "Oh! I-its you!" She said. "So, what do you do in here?" I asked intrigued by this world of color. "Well, I-I tend to these little plants. T-they need near constant attention." She looked like she was going to cry. "It's funny," she began, "these little plants can take away lives yet they smell so beautiful." She seemed to be reminiscing about something. "I was going to be a medic Ninja, I learned all kinds of different plant remedies. But I still couldn't help them." I could only guess she meant parents, since she was about 14 years old. "I-I-I need to be alone for a little bit." She turned around and I stood outside the green house. "You should get some rest." I heard after awhile. I looked up into a tree and saw the black suited, red scarf clad ninja known as Izanagi standing on a limb. "Izanagi!" I said in glee, "I never thought I'd see you again." He laughed, "we are friends aren't we?" I nodded "Good!" He said, "Then I can teach you a new Jutsu, I've only ever used it once." He did a couple of hand signs and grabbed his wrist arm pointed towards the ground. His hand then began to generate a large light, he closed his hand into a fist and created a large stone arm over his original arm. I stood wide eyed and open mouthed. "I've seen a very similar jutsu." He stood with his rock arm holding it. "Oh? and what happened, did he do this?" He then punched into a tree, it then petrified itself and when he pulled out his arm it turned into dust, in the middle of the pile was a seed. "Yes. My sensei Evil Sharingan, he did a similar thing but his arm turned into fire and the tree into ash." Izanaghi grunted "I guess he saw me use it. Does he have a sharingan?" I nodded. "Ah, I guess that explains it. But he can't get past the basic level." He then showed me the hand signs and I did them and when I finished my right arm became a light. I was amazed that this could happen, then little planks of bamboo covered the light but left openings creating a maze like pattern in my arm. "Now hit that tree." He said pointing at the tree next to his dust pile. I ran forward and pierced it. It suddenly gave way like a knife on butter. When I came out the other side it was gone completely leaving no trace that it was ever there. "Interesting." Izanagi said, "Hit the next tree. When I did it suddenly splintered into tiny bits that seemed to have flowing electricity. When they hit the ground they were singed. "Again." Izanagi said, so I did each time getting a different result, once getting Sensei's result. I was tired, I had used a good chunk of chakra. "Now," Izanagi said, "I can show you a trick, since you're low on chakra." He did a couple hand signs, and suddenly a layer of bamboo ninja armor appeared on him. It then began to sink into his clothes giving the appearance that his armor was under his clothing. "Do these handsigns," Izanagi said as he showed me, "and touch my armor." So I did, and when I touched the Armor an immense amount of chakra went into my body. I felt fully rejuvenated and then some. "This is the containment and dispersal technique, made it myself. Now that you have more than enough chakra, past the limit of a normal genin and some chunin now, try these hand signs and create your own bamboo armor." I did the signs that he made and created my own armor, but it didn't sink into my clothes. It fit me perfectly and I felt my chakra inside of the armor, I could put more into it to make it stronger, or I could take some to revitalize myself. "Thanks Izanagi." I said as I released the armor. "No problem, hey you're little girl friend just ran off, you better get to bed. Also next time I see you I want that jutsu thrust perfected. Focus on which element you want to use." I glared at him, "She's not my girl friend." He laughed and then left in a blur, as usual. I stood there for a moment then went back into the house. I looked out the window before going back to bed and I saw a ball of something that was darker than black. I thought nothing of it and went to bed.
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