I’ve never been any good with introductions… So I decided, why not throw our heroes in a perilous battle with unguessable odds? Sounds fun right?
Suddenly Malik threw hand signs as I looked over at him. “Thousand Arms Jutsu!” He cried out, light came out in strings around his body forming into arms that rushed at me.
This guy possessed Yin Release a very complicated Chakra Nature, usually best for healing but he was using it for attacking. I stepped back in awe as I realized, this mission was not going to be an easy one.
“Byakugan” I cried out as my eyes turned white suddenly everything was clear and I could see his Chakra Arms coming at me, “Palm Rotation.”
Chakra gathered around my body and blasted all around me deflecting the attack with ease. His face dropped in disappointment.
“So, you’re a Hyuga then?” He said with a frown.
“Your guess is as good as mine, my name is actually Sikki Habaku, and I don’t know how I posses the Byakugan, however it spells doom for you and your wretched plans!” I said confidently.
“No matter boy, I’ve been saving this trick for a little while now, but I guess you leave me no choice. This village must fall,” he said as he did hand signs at an unusually fast rate my Byakugan caught it all but unlike the Sharingan, I could not replicate it. However, unusually so I pieced together his Jutsu? Something the Byakugan could not do? He was doing a summoning Jutsu!
“Yin Style, Summoning Jutsu: Wrath of Canahagura!” He yelled quickly cutting off his hand and dropping it to the floor. The blood pooled around a Summoner Star and light erupted from the ground.
A Summoning Jutsu that requires a hand sacrifice! I was terrified, who was this Canahagura? Above me I was cast in shadows as a bird-like creature descended from the skies landing behind Malik. Light played from both their bodies as they stitched themselves together. He was absorbed by the creature he summoned! I felt very weak, like the air around me was poisoned. I quickly coughed into my hand, specks of blood emerged.
“This is Canahagura, the Bird Demoness of Yin, her very presence poisons those around her, reverting your Chakra to a quick acting poison. You will not be alive long child. We will succeed in our mission, once I wipe the floor with you, the poison will spread like wildfire through the village. Wiping out your precious Shinobi!” He laughed manically.
The creature rushed me, blades of light exploded from her wings as she sliced through me. Tossed to the ground blood pooled around my chest. Suddenly everything felt heavier, the poison was faster now. I crumpled to the ground blood oozing from my mouth. I looked as my Byakugan turned off, my chakra was no longer available. Nothing but poison reside inside me now.
Amadeus quickly leapt through the trees, Hyrano scaling behind him.
“What is the deal Sensei? Why does this clan want to hurt us?” Hyrano asked.
“It was all a startling discovery, the Mahus were practicing the complicated art of Yin Release, a Chakra Nature reserved for healing, and turning it into a weapon. We could not fathom why they would want to do that, as that is exactly what Yang Release is, they are designed to be balanced. They came to me, for answers. Since I posses the Yin Chakra and have molded it into a formidable weapon over time, however. It’s not wielding it as a weapon that was an issue, with enough practice any Chakra Nature is a weapon. They wanted it to be basically a biological weapon. Turning it’s positives into a negative.” Amadeus said.
“What did the Hokage think?” Hyrano asked.
“At first Hokage Orion was on board for this, despite his peaceful nature, as it would give us a heads up if this was to be used covertly in the future to harm us. But they had been way more involved then we thought! Worshipping a race of creatures known as Harpies.”
Their story is dark. When they were partnered with the old villages as an asset, they healed their wounded. They were never appreciated though, being treated as nothing more than healing deities to harvest as they pleased. They wanted to push the boundaries of their abilities bringing back remains of foes to revive and torture at will for information. However, their is a law you must never forget. Equivalent Exchange. You cannot have something without giving something of equal value in exchange. Chakra is not a forever flowing river, and the Harpies knew this. So they ruthlessly thought up a plan. Slowly they began to poison those that came to them for healing. Until the population dwindled without cause. A fellow Ninja stumbled across tapestries of their plans and quickly warned the Hokage who hired the Seven Sealers to seal the Harpies away. Causing bitter resentment from those who worshipped them.”
“Wow, I had no idea, they should definitely tell more about this is school. I wonder if Sikki is doing okay? We haven’t heard from him and I’m quite worried. He’s very efficient.” Hyrano said a flicker of despair in his eyes.
“It would probably be a good idea to check on his status,” Amadeus said with a slight frown.
Sikki was on the ground panting beneath the creature that sprung above him. The poison was quickly coursing through his body and it left him weak as the villain spilled off his plan.
“Poison is an interesting thing. It takes a lot of studying to know you’ve been poisoned, especially if it is in low doses. You are a mess, and would give it away quick but that’s because you’re so close to Canahagura those in the village just through these woods shall feel this soon. I also forgot to mention, only the But don’t worry, it will be over soon. It’s been a pleasure fighting you Sikki, I wish you were more powerful though. Pity that.” Malik said with a smile as he and the abomination began to part ways.
“Bummer,” I cried as unconsciousness begged for me.
A light began to caress my body, the black poison oozing out of my pores. I stood up carefully wiping the blood from my lips. I smirked as I looked up into the clouds and saw rays of light raining down on me. I looked over at my assailant who was suddenly stark with shock.
“What is happening? What are you!” He asked in fear.
“I don’t know but I feel so much better now,” I smiled.
Quickly I bit my thumb and struck the ground as the chakra regenerated inside me.
“Air Summoning Jutsu. Haleigh, Wyvern of the Wind, I call you forth!” I announced.
The ground exploded in light as a whirlwind appeared before me, suddenly a massive bird struck through its wings outstretched as it began to cycle the air around us into the vacuum of its beak. Absorbing the poison in the air into its body for purification.
“Byakugan, Air Palm Jutsu!” I said as wind gathered around my fingers I rushed him and started poking each of his Chakra Points disrupting his flow of Chakra the cry of the Canahagaru echoed in the wind as Malik’s body was blasted from the creature to the ground. It turned into vapor as Haleigh sucked it into its body. It’s white feathers glinted with black as the poison was being filtered through its body. It screeched loudly as it struggled to contain the poison.
“Air Transfer Jutsu!” I yelled as I siphoned my Chakra into the creature, suddenly it’s feathers began to glow as the black dissipated from its tips. I sat exhausted on the ground as it waddled over to me, laying it’s head in my lap. I caressed it softly as I thanked it for saving us all. It evaporated into the wind.
“What happened?” Malik cried, his Chakra was gathered inside him, but his network would not allow him access to it. I was surprised to see he had anything left, that summoning must have taken a lot out of him with how much he was panting.
“So you’re the one behind all this,” I heard a soft voice from behind.
“Malik, one of the Mahus clan,” I said weak from battle.
“Jesus Sikki, couldn’t you wait five more minutes?” Hyrano chuckled, disappointed that he couldn’t partake in the battle.
“Sorry Hyrano old pal, I couldn’t let this one get away. He was planing on poisoning us all. I’m not sure if he is the only one that can summon those creatures but we need to let Orion know, like hours ago,” I said with a frown.
“Good job Sikki, it’s not often a Chunin takes on a level six ninja like that, how the hell did you win?” Amadeus said pulling a cigarette to his lip and lighting it.
“I don’t know honestly Sensei, all of a sudden light rainied on me detoxing my body of the poison I was inflicted,” I said confused.
“Light?” Amadeus said, his cigarette handing loosely from his lips as worry pained him.
“Yeah, don’t know but it saved my ass. You should have been here sooner, I almost died!” I cried out.
“Sorry man, we really tried to make it here sooner.” Hyrano said disappointed.
“Well, we need to let Hokage know right away, can you travel with us Sikki?” Amadeus said with a little grin.
“Yeah, I’m not completely broken you know!” I laughed as I struggled to stand up. That battle had drained me completely I wouldn’t be much use in a battle right now, it’s in Hyrano’s hands now if we were to be attacked.
Hokage Orion stood in his office looking out the window, over the leaf village and all it’s glory, not a care in the world. Not even realizing their entire village was almost assassinated by the Mahus. Two Anbu Black-Ops came to him. Worry painted on his face.
“Their is a disturbance in the forest Hokage, Amadeus and his team is on their way with a briefing of what had conspired. I’m afraid we are in grave danger, per usual!” The Anbu said disappointed.
“Oh fear not my fellow Anbu, I will relay my orders to you as soon as I am brought to speed on the events that had exploded in the forest. Thank you for letting me know.
Amadeus and his team leapt through the woods at upmost speed trying desperately to reach the gates of the Village Hidden in the Leaves.
“Substitution Jutsu now!” Amadeus yelled.
Hyrano and I quickly did the hand signs as two Kunai filled the air. Hitting nothing but logs as Amadeus landed on the forest floor.
“Yin Release, Phantom Walker,” Amadeus said as he surrounded himself in shimmering light, making him practically invisible to their attackers.
“Damn it, he knew we were here, what is he a fucking Sage?” A man said coming out of the bushes with a grimace.
“This is Amadeus Mozart we are talking about, we were foolish to think we could surprise him, he’s probably listening right now you fools!” A man said as he stepped from the shadows his eye was gashed with cuts, his nose mangled from battle, and his hair untidy as he held in his arm a large concrete column.
“Prepare for battle you fools,” the man said as he held up his column to fight.
TO BE CONTINUED…