Date: July 24, 2012
Unification of Kirigakure isn't easy, but slow and steady steps will prove to make a difference later. Goh, a wanderer seeks out a deal with Yuge to have a firecracker of a Kumogakure ninja to stay in the village in a ritual to prove herself worthy to the Salamanders that reside there. The deal may better relations, but considering the personality of this shinobi, things may turn sour. Hopefully, something can be done that'll ensure everything runs smoothly as keeping off the grass may not be all that easy.
"Keep Off the Grass"
Mizukage's Office — Kirigakure Administration
If Kirigakure wasn't cold already, then it felt even colder today. Luckily, the sun
was out and made it slightly warmer. Yuge wasn't affected all that much, but even he had
moments of getting chilly. Perhaps this is one of the few times he's happy to be in the office
where the heat can be contained and manageable. So far, it's nothing but a whole bunch of
papers that he has to look over. Yet, he a most devious smirk. None of these need to be
processed They're all part of the old administration and he's seeking to change all that to
make sure that Kirigakure is lead to victory once more.
Having made his way to Kirigakure once again, the blonde ninja known as Goh enters from
the front door, a small knock on to indicate that he's coming in. He doesn't steadily approach
though, rather choosing to wait for Yuge to grant him closer access. This was the first time
the pair had met, after all. And although they have likely heard much about the other, it's
nothing compared to talking to the real deal.
"Mizukage?" Goh enquires, hands digging into his pockets. "My name is Goh. The advisors
at the front said I could head straight on through." He himself shivers a little bit, perhaps a
bit cold. "Good to finally meet the new head honcho."
Yuge looked to be pretty laid back with his duties, evidenced by the way he held his
hands behind his back and relaxed in his seat. When Goh showed himself in, he smiled saying,
"You've got the right one. How can I help you today? I'm Hozuki Yuge, Mizukage, the Big Cheese
and all those other words. Who are you?"
"Goh," The wanderer says again, his brows furrowing. Perhaps the Mizukage missed it the
first time he introduced himself? Anyway, it doesn't matter. Having a quick glance around the
room almost idly, he continues. "I won't keep you for too long. It looks like that… uh, you
have plenty of fun stuff going on there." He muses at the big pile of papers.
"I have a proposition, if you're keen. I've got a travelling buddy with me, travelling
across the world. It's a new thing, really. Problem is, she's someone I picked up in
Kumogakure." Kumogakure ninja, of course, being quite… er, out-of-favour with Kirigakure
"So. Is it possible that you guys can… I dunno, not kill her? She's not very old.
Still a kid, really. I have an idea of something I can do if you want something for her to be
allowed to move around inside the borders freely."
Relaxation has it's moments of temporary deafness. "No, no, you can stay around for as
long as you want. I'm all by myself here and it's absolutely boring. I'm not a guy that prides
himself in boredom. I mean, look at me," he gestured to himself and beamed a bright smile.
"Anyway…" He cleared his throat. "So, you have a Kumogakure ninja kid travelling with you and
she needs some freedom to roam around. Killing seems to be a popular subject brought up with
this village and that's a problem for me. Is there a reason she'd need to be able to wander
around these parts?"
Goh smirks a little. "I realize you're quite forgiving, at least now. But plenty of
Kirigakure ninja aren't so quick to move on and erase the past. Quite a few of their comrades
I'm sure have been killed by Kumogakure shinobi. I'm sure there would be quite a few that would
love nothing more than to gut one in return. Whether it be a kid or not." His hands stay in his
pockets. "I think it's good that you're trying to make progress, but obviously you can't change
a culture over night." He nods at that.
"I expect she'll be with me most of the time, but… yeah. She will no doubt travel out
on her own. She's a bit of a rascal, and I'm a little worried that her… er, rough edges will
cause some flares."
He sways on his feet a bit. "There is a special reason, yep. It has to do with the
Salamander, actually. But it doesn't threat the Village or anyone in it, so I'd like to keep
the specifics on the down-low, really. If that's alright."
"This could be a great example for Kirigakure to show just how far it's come. Can you
imagine the stories that will erupt when people find out that a Kumogakure ninja got through
the Bloody Mist unscathed? I'll be sure to spread them like crazy when we make our leave and
travel the rest of the world, you can count on it."
"Maybe I could do something else… I dunno, help unify the Kirigakure ninja or
something." He lifts a finger to rub his chin.
"Oh, believe me I know. One guy already attacked me for not mentioning soldiers in a
speech I made. He had a good point and it could have been some bias showing through, but I have
to convince them that they are not forgotten. I felt their fight was in vain and it was. Dying
for a cause that many times they lost their lives in and in some part, from their very own
side. Everyone remembers that light of death that could fire across landscapes," he shook his
"But it's true, I can't change a culture overnight." He straightens himself up in his
seat and stands at his full height. He was a pretty tall guy, it appears. "I wouldn't mind
giving this a test trial. Might have to let some people know to keep her well guarded as a
guest of this village whenever she arrives. I feel I'm missing a lot of details and I don't
want to be left in the dark. If you could tell me exactly what it is that's going on, name of
the person and all the in between, we should have a deal."
Goh tilts his head from left to right for a moment. "Well then, I guess I can let you
know. As the Mizukage, you're probably a trustworthy person!" He snickers.
"Very well, the name of the girl is Rise. Like I said, she's from Kumogakure. A
Chuunin, having passed the recent exams that took place. During these exams, I think she built
up a bit of a… erm, rivalry with some Mist ninja. I told her not to do anything stupid, but
who can tell what's going to happen? She's fiery, for sure. And given how prickly some are, she
could find herself in some hot water." He swallows.
"Obviously I don't mind her being taught lessons. If she insults Kirigakure ninja and
does stupid things, then I would be fine with you guys retaliating. She has to learn lessons.
Just so long as she's not maimed. Or killed." He grins a bit. "I realize you're trying to down
the bloodthirstiness, but no need to make yourself look like wusses, huh?"
"Anyway, I'm bringing her to an array of different Salamander Cave locations. They are
scattered throughout, and one of them is in Kirigakure." He pauses. "I need to take her to this
Cave to see if she's got what it takes to be a Salamander Champion, like myself. Once done,
we'll head to the next Cave in Sunagakure, and we'll be out of your hair."
Yuge's smirk seemed devious, but maybe it was just his countenance. He did look like
he was plotting something most of the time. "That'd be hard for me to guarantee even as the
Mizukage. I can understand being taught a lesson, but holding back is something I don't think
will happen all that often. I can encourage it, but it is a sticky situation. If necessary, I
may have to have her protected. I'll see what I can do about all of this. If she's only going
to be here just to go into a cave, then things shouldn't be all that bad." He rubbed his chin
idly. "Salamander caves. Hehehe. I don't want to block her from her quest. Wish there was
another location outside of Kirigakure that the cave could be at, but eh," he shrugged.
"Oh well. I've got the information and don't see too much of a problem with what's
going on. I'll ensure that she isn't mained, killed, brutalized or any of those things while
she tries to become a Salamander Champion."
"Well, we're just seeing if she's eligible first." Goh begins. "And yeah. It's sort
of… bothersome, but they were here first. Kirigakure was built over the top of them." He
shrugs. "Yeah, maybe have those shadow things look after her or something. I really don't think
she'd do anything to have people attack her, but you never know." He grins.
"But cool, thanks. Hey — I was thinking too. To bring some spark back into the Village
and get people buzzing again.I have this evil plan that has me dressing up as a bad guy, and
breathing fire onto the Village? That way, some of the Village shinobi can unite, get a great
feeling of good-will! Of course, I won't actually destroy any buildings or bring anyone to
serious harm. And I'm wicked awesome at disguises, so no-one will even know it's me!"
Announcement: Centersfocus shouts, "Shows over. Testing showed there to be further development
needed. It is coming, just not today."
"I doubt it'll work, but I give you an A for effort," Yuge chortles, his voice booming
as he does so. "I've got my plans for the village that I'm workin' on, but maybe I might
consider you sometime. It'll depend on the circumstances so that might mean you won't be
getting called back at all, but what the heck. The only thing a bad guy like that will make
them wonder who can get to it first and cause the most damage. I'm more than sure you'd die in
"Heh, well, keep me posted. I certainly don't want to die." Goh frowns at that, before
turning around on his heel. "It's been great talking to ya, Mizukage!" He lifts a hand to wave.
"I'm going to head back. Ja ne." And just like this, he strides out from the area, perhaps
going to make sure that Rise is still alive. >_>;