Date: December 20, 2015
Shinobu, Daichi, Suzu, and Chiasa escort an old man to Konoha.
"Here Comes Santa Claus?"
Land of Fire
Today, Shinobu is leading yet another mission. The girl wonders if the administration has grown crazy or something, actually, since she's probably the worst leader ever. At least today was a simple escorting mission. They would only need to lead this rather fat man with a long white beard dressed in red to Konohagakure. His cart held a ton of packages, so it was very important he get to the Hidden Leaf. Shinobu and her team are awaiting the merchant at the northern outpost in the Land of Fire. "Umm… I think… We should take the shortest route…" she says to the others while they wait. Kame sits on the young Inuzuka's head, the pup's tail wagging a bit with excitement. Missions were fun! They were even better when Shinobu is leading them. A bit of snow flurries to the ground as they wait, so hopefully everyone is dressed warm.
Daichi has a little bit of a coat on to keep warm if need be. He even brought extra supplies in this extra pack just in case….because be prepared! Anyways he was listening closely to Shinobu at the moment to see what she had to say, and she just seemed to plan a little of what route to take. "Of course Shinobu. You are the leader, and we have no reason to waste time as long as you don't think there are any dangers by taking this shorter route?" He offers a small smile though and lances over at Suzu for a moment. Knowing Shinobu is shy he decides to ask for her if Suzu has any questions or what not. "So Suzu. You got any questions or suggestions? I don't so as long as you don't I guess Shinobu here can lead us onwards!" He smiled a bit and looked back to Shinobu for her to lead them.
Uchiha Suzu is technically present. As in, she is physically here with the other two, for this escort mission. But she's rather sick, so she's otherewise not present at all. Squinting blearily and wheezing as she wobbles on her feet, she doesn't even acknowledge Shinobi's plan to take the shortest route. When Daichi speaks to her, she just kind of goes, "Uguuuhh?" in a state of half-awareness.
She's carrying a backpack on top of all this, though at least she has also worn a warm coat and some black sweater-leggings as well. The backpack is probably mostly full of tissues and medicine that was foisted upon her by her mother. No doubt with many protests that she should be staying in bed and resting, not going out on missions at a time like this.
Ideal protection right here.
Chiasa sticks her hands in her pockets as she waits to get going. "Shortest route sounds good to me, Shinobu-san." The woman reaches up to rub her forehead lightly, remembering that knock on the head she had received. Shortest means fastest.. but also likely dangerous. If she were a mean bandit, she would wait for people on the shortest route to steal their things. No doubt about it.
The woman rocks on her feet slightly, her eyes cast off into the distance as she whistles a small little tune. She isn't loud about it though since she's listening to Daichi and Suzu as well. Hearing Suzu's … groan, more or less, Chiasa turn her head to look at the sick girl. She feels bad for her. Why would someone send her on a mission when she obviously needs to be in bed? Shaking her head, the woman tugs her green cloak around herself and goes back to watching.
Shinobu would glance up at her three teammates and nod before stifling a sigh. She didn't think Suzu would get so sick on the way. Usually sniffles aren't so bad! The girl glances around a bit, poking Daichi as he starts walking away. "The… client isn't here…" she tells him quietly. Then she hears the sound of bells. Pulled by a number of bucks is their merchant, dressed all in red. He looked pretty fat, but also amazingly happy! And he had a white beard that covered his lower face. "Hohoho! Are you four my escorts? They make shinobi so young these days. Well, never you mind. Shall we go?" He taps his chin a bit, pondering. "Oh! Suzu-san, please take this. It might help you feel a bit better." He offers her a thermos that had chicken soup in it.
Daichi was all ready to begin heading off until Shinobu poked him. He turned to look at her and lowered his head a bit at her words. "Oh… Yeah…. Sorry Shinobu." He then looks up at the arriving merchant and tilts his head a bit. "Oh… Yeah we are the shinobi. Nice to meet you sir!" He smiled a bit, but besides that just looked back to Shinobu smiling a little softer towards her. "See. It is like I knew he was about to be here." He chuckles a bit, but still this time waits for her to take off first, and he would follow her lead.
Suzu wobbles some more as some guy in a cart rolls up. In her sickly state, Suzu doesn't question how this stranger knows her name when they've never even met, they weren't introduced, and he clearly wasn't expecting this specific collection of ninja to be here. Ordinarily she'd be asking questions and being suspicious, because as her last two missions showed her, being paranoid pays off. But now? Now she is too sick to follow in the footsteps of one of her role models. Being suspicious just takes up too much energy!
So instead, she takes the thermos without thinking, and then just kind of… Holds it. While squinting. =_= Thankfully, experienced Genin like Chiasa are here. Still a Genin and two years older than Suzu… That must mean she's still in this Rank by choice but is a secret badass. If only Suzu had the energy to spare for such theories, that is definitely the one she would come up with.
Instead… Thermos… Squinting… Wobbling. She might take a few seconds to start moving once the others do, but she at least manages to keep pace and not run into any trees, ditches, or swords.
Chiasa studies the client as he arrives, taking in his appearance and the packages. She blinks a few times and then rubs at her eyes. For a moment, she thought she was still asleep. But, no, he's real. Odd appearance and all. She does wonder, however, how he knew Suzu's name. Did someone tell him who they all were beforehand?
It doesn't matter really. She generally doesn't seem to be the paranoid type. That's likely why she lands up injured all the time. Chiasa shrugs her shoulders and falls in behind the cart to cover it from the rear. The woman pauses for a moment to focus and connect herself with the earth, feeling through it as far as her abilities will allow her. Then, she takes off after them, eyes moving between watching Suzu and watching the ground for droppings so she doesn't step in anything stinky.
COMBAT: Chiasa focuses 3888 stamina to turn it into 5000 usable chakra!
RPCOMBAT: Chiasa defends against with a TREMOR-SENSE…37
Shinobu would poke Daichi quietly in the stomach, thinking he was silly. Then the client would appear, and she would nod quickly. The girl umms a bit, and she starts sniffing out their trail a bit. Seemed all clear. "Let's go…" she tells the team, setting off at a steady pace. The merchant in his cart would not even need to nudge the deer forward, as they started following without orders. As they wandered along, the man would hum some tunes to the bells that are jingling. Thus so far, nothing nasty decided to pop out in front of the shinobi.
Daichi would glance at Shinobu a moment and chuckle again as she poked him. Though the merchant being ready and them being ready to take off he stops laughing any in favor of paying attention to the mission. He would mostly just walk along though he wasn't paying as much attention as he should be to his surroundings. Though he would be ready in case someone else did, and was a little focus for the most part. Maybe he would be able to use some ninjutsu on a mission.
COMBAT: Daichi focuses 1956 stamina to turn it into 2500 usable chakra!
Suzu continues to trudge along with the others. Unless something noticeably off happens, she probably isn't going to be reacting much. She's still clutching the thermos to her chest with both hands. It's warm, and it's more socially acceptable to hold a warm thermos than to put her hands under her shirt to use her personal hand-warmers, so this is a compromise she is okay with. "So are you… Transporting… Thermoses?" Suzu asks between wheezes.
Well, what's she supposed to think! He just had one lying around after all!
Chiasa hmms a bit, matching the footsteps she can feel to the things in front of her. Everything matches up correctly so far, but that's no reason to let her guard down. She reaches up to rub her forehead again. She had healed up mostly, but she isn't going to forget the feeling of the knot anytime soon. Hearing Suzu wheezing, she looks at the cart and the red man, wondering if they should put her in the cart, but she doesn't dare suggest as much, knowing that doing so would look bad on Konohagakure. Instead Chiasa just sighs and lifts her hands to form a seal. She renews her connection with the ground, sensing through it.
RPCOMBAT: Chiasa defends against with a TREMOR-SENSE…34
RPCOMBAT: Shinobu defends against with a INUZUKA-SENSES-II…50
Shinobu continues to try and figure out if there's anything scary along the way. But she doesn't smell anything because there is a lot of nice-smelling things in the cart behind them. She wants to focus on them so much… The girl glances to her teammates. At least Chiasa seems alert. Suzu looks miserable. And Daichi is Daichi.
The merchant hums a bit. "Oh-ho? No, no. That's just some nice soup I have to eat when I travel. My wife made it for me~. Go on and drink it up, Suzu-san. It'll make you feel better."
Daichi was not paying attention to his surroundings much, but he did make a quick glance around. His eyes settle on Shinobu though for a moment as she sees her looking around at the rest of them. He walks up next to her, and actually takes a moment to look now. "Shinobu. You see anything around the area? Or…smell anything?" He glances back at the others now as well frowning a bit because of Suzu seeming to be a little sicker then before. Luckily there destination was Konoha.
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a PERCEPTION…27
"O-Oh? Soup?" Suzu's stomach gurgles distressingly as though protesting the very idea. But she works at unscrewing the cap of the thermos, after letting out a, "Thanks…!" She then works at it steadily, possibly trying to open the thermos in a way it wasn't even intended to open. Maybe turning it in the wrong direction. But eventually working it open and sloshing some of it on herself from taking off the cap too hard. At leat the warm moisture wakes her up a bit. She blinks and looks down at the mess and then sighs as she extracts tissues from her backpack to clean up.
Being Suzu is rough.
Once she has cleaned off her shirt and coat, at least, she then starts gradually slurping the soup, holding the thermos in both hands. It tastes good. Now if only her stomach agreed.
Chiasa lifts her head as she catches an unusual tremor in the earth. Yes, there is definitely something. The woman moves around the cart to the others and speaks lowly as to not frighten the jolly red man. "Shinobu-san, there is something ahead. I will go see what it is." She casts a glance back to Daichi and Suzu, her eyes lingering on the sick girl with a bit of worry. She looks up to the red man and bows to him. "I will be right back."
With that, the fair haired woman takes off in a run to get ahead of them to see what's going on. She would try to not be so obvious once she gets closer to the source of the tremors, ducking behind a tree to peek out and look at her surroundings.
COMBAT: Chiasa attacks target 1 with STEALTH with a roll of: 15
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Perception vs Chiasa (15) from 5 to 25 and get(s) a 16. - Rolled by: Shinobu
Shinobu shakes her head a bit. Her nose and Kame's weren't smelling anything. Then again… *eyes the cart* The girl blinks when Chiasa reports something strange, and she nods slowly when Chiasa says she would go check it out. Though she has some misgivings… Shinobu would await Chiasa's return.
Up ahead, Chiasa would notice some random bad guys. Bandits seeking a pretty penny, likely. They spot Chiasa because the undergrowth just isn't that covering as it gets closer to winter. They all start attacking Chiasa with a bunch of sticks and stones >.>
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a PERCEPTION…23
Daichi looks to Shinobu and smiles a bit nodding. "Alright then. I suppose…" Then she looks at the cart and his eyes follow. "Oh… so you do smell something. Just not any threats?" He chuckled a bit. "Maybe when we get back we can either ask for some, or maybe me and you can just go buy some ourselves." He smiled again just as Chiasa spoke up. "Oh. So there may be something out there…." He would try to keep an eye on Chiasa the whole way through just in case something happened. A kunai was in hand and he was ready in case he had to quickly move to help her. He didn't think of using his body flicker right now having just started learning it, and decided he would just light some kunai on fire for a quick few throws before making his way over there his normal way.
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with FLAMING-KUNAI with a roll of: 26
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with FLAMING-KUNAI with a roll of: 29
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with FLAMING-KUNAI with a roll of: 24
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Dodge vs. Daichi (26) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 30. - Rolled by: Shinobu
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Dodge vs. Daichi (29) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 17. - Rolled by: Shinobu
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Dodge vs. Daichi (24) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 18. - Rolled by: Shinobu
RPCOMBAT: Suzu defends against with a PERCEPTION…17
As Chiasa sneaks off, Suzu blinks several times, and calls out, "Have a… Nice… Trip!" Then she sluuurps the soup. When some sort of COMMOTION breaks out, she gains a bit more awareness, but is still not one-hundred percent focused. "H-huh? What's going on?" she asks as Daichi starts throwing FLAMING KNIVES ahead of them. Suzu tries very hard to figure out what the situation is, ninja training telling her it's time to get serious and start ninja-ing, but her body telling her 'bleaaarrggh'. Her stomach even rumbles warningly from all the soup she has ingested.
Maybe she'll just let Daichi and Chiasa handle it. They seem to have things under control. Besides, if she leaves the cart, then it would just be Shinobu guarding it. Because she is an Uchiha and thus GENIUS even when stupidly-sick, she realizes that someone could run in from behind or ambush the cart otherwise while the defenders are reduced. That would be very unfortunate.
Besides, she can't see anything except flaming knives ahead of them anyway.
"I'll watch the… Rear." Suzu says as she tries to focus some of her Chakra with a thermos in her hands. Her eyes already bear the red and black of the Sharingan, but even with better vision, she's still pretty out of it.
COMBAT: Suzu focuses 2764 stamina to turn it into 2500 usable chakra!
RP: Suzu transforms into SHARINGAN-I.
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Sticks and Stones vs. Chiasa from 10 to 30 and get(s) a 26. - Rolled by: Shinobu
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Sticks and Stones vs. Chiasa from 10 to 30 and get(s) a 15. - Rolled by: Shinobu
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Sticks and Stones vs. Chiasa from 10 to 30 and get(s) a 30. - Rolled by: Shinobu
RPCOMBAT: Chiasa defends against with a EARTHFLOW…30
RPCOMBAT: Chiasa defends against with a EARTHFLOW…40
RPCOMBAT: Chiasa defends against with a EARTHFLOW…42
Chiasa makes an 'Ack!' noise when they call her out and start throwing stuff at her. Instead of running though, she performs a set of hand seals and the earth beneath her feet begins to move her out of the way. She frowns slightly and faces them, pausing to listen. She hears the sound of someone approaching. Good, that means they know and she won't need to rush back to warn everyone else.
The woman gently taps the pouch on her thigh, but decides against it. Not until they attack with something stronger than sticks and stones. Instead, she moves out of the tree line, walking calmly toward the bandits. Once closer, the earth before her would spike up in attempts to skewer their feet. She isn't really trying to hurt them though, just trying to scare them off. "Get out of here. You won't do yourself any favors by trying to rob us."
COMBAT: Chiasa attacks target 1 with EARTH-SPIRE with a roll of: 25
COMBAT: Chiasa attacks target 1 with EARTH-SPIRE with a roll of: 26
COMBAT: Chiasa attacks target 1 with EARTH-SPIRE with a roll of: 34
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Dodge vs. Chiasa (25) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 29. - Rolled by: Shinobu
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Dodge vs. Chiasa (26) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 19. - Rolled by: Shinobu
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Dodge vs. Chiasa (34) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 16. - Rolled by: Shinobu
Ouch! Fire and brimstone (or whatever that saying is) comes raining down on the group of bandits! Only one is able to dodge the two waves of attacks, and he hesitates a bit. Should he really run? Well, his comrades aren't too terribly injured, and they're super grumpy and want revenge now >:| So the whole group of bandits just starts attaching Chiasa and Daichi again. This time they start using 'weapons'.
Shinobu just sort of stays back here with Suzu to make sure nothing goes wrong. Of course, the merchant isn't too worried. He just retreated into his cart for one reason or another.
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Knife Throw! vs Daichi from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 29. - Rolled by: Shinobu
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Knife Throw! vs Daichi from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 15. - Rolled by: Shinobu
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Knife Throw! vs Daichi from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 29. - Rolled by: Shinobu
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a ACROBATIC-DODGE…25
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a DODGE…17
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a ACROBATIC-DODGE…21
RPCOMBAT: Daichi took 300 damage.
RPCOMBAT: Daichi took 300 damage.
Daichi was surprised by them responding by bringing out more weapons. So…these must be the stupid bandits. Though they did seem to have some skill as he got hit a few times by those knifes leaving cuts on his sides and such. He makes a quick move to pull those weights of his off to end this quicker. Using the new speed those weights being off allow lets him blast off aiming for the uninjured one. His attack would attempt to make him stumble before a quick leaf great whirlwind was used.
RP: Daichi transforms into RAPID-MOVEMENT-MODE.
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with LEAF-GALE with a roll of: 36
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with LEAF-GREAT-WHIRLWIND with a roll of: 41
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Super Dodge vs Daichi (36) from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 44. - Rolled by: Shinobu
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Super Dodge vs Daichi (41) from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 34. - Rolled by: Shinobu
RPCOMBAT: Suzu defends against with a PERCEPTION…31
Suddenly, Suzu senses a presence! She turns dramatically, yelling out, "Aaah! Behind…!?" And then stands there with her hands in a tiger seal, the thermos she was given stored down the front of her shirt, in a stand off with one of the deer tied to the cart.
She wheezes threateningly at it. ~A~ Nope, she didn't sense any presences after all.
"If you try anything… Don't think I'll go easy on you just because you're a deer!"
At least with sharp senses like those, if any of these bandits come over to the cart, they'll have… A sick ninja, a shy girl, and a puppy to face off against!
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Sharp Stick! vs Chiasa from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 26. - Rolled by: Shinobu
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Sharp Stick! vs Chiasa from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 35. - Rolled by: Shinobu
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Sharp Stick! vs Chiasa from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 34. - Rolled by: Shinobu
RPCOMBAT: Chiasa defends against with a EARTHFLOW…42
RPCOMBAT: Chiasa defends against with a EARTHFLOW…25
RPCOMBAT: Chiasa defends against with a EARTHFLOW…34
RPCOMBAT: Chiasa took 300 damage.
Chiasa sighs lightly as the bandits continue to attack. She passively wonders in her mind what has brought them to such a state. Are they just bad people? Or, are they in need… The earth moves beneath her feet again and she moves out of the way of two of the attacks. One catches her in the ribs though, causing her to 'oomf!' and stagger midway through the assault.
"Well, don't act like we didn't warn you…" The woman looks to Daichi, tempted to let him handle the bandits since she knows the lad is more than capable. But that might look bad for her so she takes out one of her scrolls. She releases the sand from within, not caring what sort of sound it makes. Chiasa forms clones of the stuff and they attack the two bandits nearest to her, looking to knock them out with the force of the earth itself!
RP: Chiasa uses SCROLL-MASTERY.
COMBAT: Chiasa attacks target 1 with SAND-CLONE with a roll of: 29
COMBAT: Chiasa attacks target 1 with SAND-CLONE with a roll of: 32
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Super Dodge vs Chiasa (29) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 21. - Rolled by: Shinobu
[NPC System]: Baddies roll(s) Super Dodge vs Chiasa (32) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 35. - Rolled by: Shinobu
The bandits have had it :( They got kicked around by Daichi and now they have sand in unmentionable places! They just start running away, right as the merchant comes out with a coal-launcher. The black pellets of DOOM start to barrage the bandits as they flee, and they just run harder. Phew… All done! Shinobu peeks around and sniffs. No more bandits! "Umm… Good job…" she would tell Chiasa and Daichi when they come back. "We can… keep going…"
Daichi doesn't bother to follow the bandits and just starts walking back to Shinobu. "Thanks Shinobu. I doubly think I earned a treat when we get back to Konoha now. You can even treat me to it." He chuckled a small moment before stopping and looking at the big man they are to escort. "Yeah I think we can keep going Shinobu." He would start walking off towards Konoha again.
…Ohh. OHHHH. The bad guys are over THERE. With her Sharingan-enhanced vision she sees them now! And the guy they're escorting is shooting coal? This is a perfect opportunity for a COLLABORATION TECHNIQUE! She very slowly makes the proper hand seals… Horse, Snake, Ram, Monkey, Boar, Horse, Tiger… And then, she manages to get out, "R-R… R-Re…" What kind of amazing ninjutsu is she going to use? "R-R-Release…" Release!? What is she releasing!?
There's an audible rumbling gurgle, Suzu's eyes go wide and her face goes green.
The dreaded Soup Release! Or maybe she just got sick. The deer she was threatening earlier is probably glad to have been spared, but it doesn't combine very well with the coal launcher.
Poor Suzu. But she guarded the cart the whole time, even in this condition! That has to count for something, right!?
RP: Suzu reverts to her normal state.
Chiasa watches as the bandits run off. She just shakes her head and goes back to wondering about them while regathering her sand into a fresh scroll. The process takes her like no time since she's done it so many times. Afterward, she returns to the group, tucking the scroll into her pocket and eyeing that coal launcher suspiciously. "That's an interesting weapon you have there, Mister." Chiasa studies it as they start to walk again, but isn't too intrusive about it since they have a job to do. She looks over Shinobu, Kame, and Suzu, inspecting for iniuries, and then away, connecting herself back into the ground in case any other bad guys are out there lurking about. She isn't too worried about Daichi since he's made of tough stuff and she's seen him patch himself up before.
Seeing that Suzu is the worse for wear, however, Chiasa walks over. She looks down to the girl, shaking her head slightly. From a pocket, Chiasa produces a handkerchief and hands it to Suzu. "I'll carry you if you want. You've done well so far today, Suzu-san. Helping to guard the cart and all like that."
COMBAT: Shinobu heals Daichi for 637 with MEDIUM HEALING JUTSU.
Shinobu heals Daichi up and shakes her head a bit. "Maybe…" The girl would wave the merchant forward and have him nudge his deer along. Said deer look at Suzu a tad distastefully and just clop along. "Oh-hoho, yes! I call it my coal-launcher! It's for people who are naughty. You shinobi are all very nice, though, so I'll let you all take a package from my cart when we get to Konoha."
Daichi frowns a bit, but quickly changes it into a smile. "Though if you wanted I could buy you some of that stuff your senses seem to be distracted on." He glances back at the man and listens nodding very slowly. "See and he seems to be giving us a gift too Shinobu. Lets hurry on back to Konoha now." He smiles and looks back at Suzu and Chiasa. "I could try and help too… If it would help make it quicker."
RP: Daichi reverts to his normal state.
Suzu cleans herself up with the handkerchief from Chiasa and says, "Th-thanks. And sorry. I thought I could just tough out this… Minor illness… Maybe I should start learning medical ninjutsu… To cure myself… Heh." She accepts the offer to be carried, and makes sure to turn her head away so she isn't getting any germs on Chiasa. She blinks at Daichi and says, "Thanks to… You and… Chiasa-san… We're safe. Shinobu-san… Too. And… The man we're… Escorting. I promise that… Next time… I'll do better."
Making promises is about all she can do right now as she rides along on Chiasa's back, with a thermos trapped between them. The promise of a package has her perking up a bit, but she still has trouble mustering the energy to express her excitement to its utmost. "Oh, yeah? Thanks, Ojiisan…"
At some point she's likely to just fall asleep.
Chiasa looks back to them as she waits for Suzu to clean herself up. Her cheeks dimple slightly as she grins at the idea of them all being given a gift from his cart. Chiasa decides that she likes this man and wonders if the bandita have someone like him to give them gifts. Maybe theu don't and that's why they resort to stealing. She frowns at that thought.
She looks back to Suzu, the frown gone from her face as she assumes a neutral mask. Nodding, she stoops so Suzu can cling to her piggy back style. She takes a moment to adjust herself and then follows along with the others.
Well, when they get back to the village, the group can pick out whatever they like from the wagon before he heads off to the inn for some R&R. Shinobu would skitter off with a new herb-filled pillow for herself! It smelled yummy :3 And she would also have Suzu sent to the hospital. A shame that it's only time and nasty herbs that can fix colds… Otherwise she'd have done something about the Uchiha's cold.
Daichi would of picked out a random thing which honestly happened to be a decorated kunai.. Well interesting enough for him, so he put it away and watched Shinobu skitter off. He didn't bother to follow yet, but he would probably go see her later for some training or something. Until then though he would head out for some training of his own.