The Usual Suspects - Ocean Storm


Michiko, Hisomu, Yori, Hiei

Date: February 28, 2015


A team consisting of Hiei, Michiko, Yori, and Hisomu have been sent out to capture another one of the prisoners that escaped from the Capital. This time, the target Mitakihara Umi has involved her family.

Poster's note: foul language filtered in obvious places.

"The Usual Suspects - Ocean Storm"

Land of Lightning

Reports had come into the village of Kumogakure. The whole of the Land of Lightning was on alert for the criminals who escaped, and there was bound for something to come up. Something strange, someone new to the neighborhood… That was what many had to look out for. And it was one village in particular that reported someone had moved into the village and didn't seem to leave her house. Sometimes a person would visit for a few days, then leave, but the woman herself was never seen. It was very odd… The village itself started in on rumors. 'She's a witch. She's going to hunt you down and turn you into a frog.' 'She's a prostitute and all those people are the ones she services' 'She's a shinobi undercover'
Regardless of who she was, the village elder decided it would be a good idea to get some shinobi on this and investigate. The administration hall got the message, and Michiko sent out letters to those she felt would be a good fit for the mission, as well as those she thought needed more experience. Saito Yorishiro, Yotsuki Hiei, Hebisuuhai Hisomu, and herself so that the four-man team would be complete. Everyone was to meet at the gate for further information before they traveled to the village, which would take about two days to get to.
The start of the mission could be better… It was drizzling and very grey for a spring rain, though it was also dawn. Michiko stood at the gates with a waterproof cloak around her figure, the clothing being secured so she doesn't have to worry about getting soaked while traveling. She waits for the team to arrive before letting them know the mission objectives and suspicions. All they would know is they are going to a village further away, and it would be a semi-long travel time.

Showing up as requested, Hisomu was dressed for all weather travel. She had on a cloak over her usual outfit but had boots on rather than her normal travel shoes. She was approaching quietly as she pulled her cloak up a little tighter, a hand going to her hip to check for her tools. She then looks around for a moment before glancing back to Michiko and then giving her a slight bow, "How are you, Michiko?" She hmms and then looks out toward the distance.

After receiving the letter Yori had prepared and set out. He arrives at the gates with his own waterproof cloak covering his form as well as the small pack he used for longer missions. When he arrives the boy bows to those present respectfully, remaining silent for now as he tries to shake the last remnants of sleep from his brain.

Hiei arrives at the gate as well, a little late actually. He's the last one to arrive, but he doesn't have on a waterproof cloak like the rest. He is wearing an outfit that most have never seen him in. The experimental suit designed by Yamayuki Amani. His long white hair hangs down freely to the middle of his back. His swords are belted at his waist and as he stands behind the other shinobi, he inclines his head in greeting as his warhorse, Snake Eyes is saddled and led to him. Then he waits for the mission briefing to begin.

Michiko nods lightly to everyone who arrived, offering a small smile. "Good, everyone's here on time… For the most part." She gives a glance to Hiei for him being late, but continues on. "We have reason to suspect that at one of the nearby villages, one of the prisoners has made a home there. Yori-san found records that Mitakihara Umi has a brother in the village, and he's more than willing to assist his sister because he feels she was wrongly accused. Mitakihara Umi was, by the way, in prison for murdering her family and then a team of five genin shortly after." She waits for a bit for that all to sink in. "A few more rumors have indicated that their cousin has been bringing supplies in for the two. But that remains to be seen. I planned the mission so we would arrive at the house when the supposed cousin is also going to be there." She glances over to a few horses she had gathered for everyone, taking her own (Roadblock) to ride on. "Pick a mount. We'll be traveling for a two days at medium pace, so feel free to ask questions then." She waits for everyone to get on horseback (or not, if they so desire), and sets off.

A nod to Yori and then she turns to bow to Hiei, "Raikage." Hisomu states before she turns to listen to Michiko. She tilts her head at the small exchange between Michiko and the Raikage before looking to her horse. She hmms and then walks over, peering at the mount carefully as it makes a huffy sound at her presence. She then frowns and starts to climb up. The horse seems very wary of her but she climbs up on to it and looks forward.

Yori half turns when Hiei arrives, then turns fully to offer the proper bow to the man. Once he's done with that the young Saito turns back to listen to what Michiko has to say. He's glad his research is worthwhile, he certainly spends a lot of time with it. And he'll continue to do so. When all is said the boy nods before moving to the only remaining unclaimed horse and strokes it's side, letting it get his sit before climbing up with ease and preparing to follow.

Hiei listens to Michiko's mission briefing and then inclines his head, indicating that he understood and had no questions. "Hisomu. Yori." He says to the other two by way of greeting. He easily swings into Snake Eyes' saddle and transfers his swords from his hip to the custom sheathes attached to the side of the saddle. It allowed him to ride in greater comfort and gave him easy access to his blades in case he needed to participate in mounted combat. Snake Eyes snorts and paws the ground, a clear indicator that he was ready to set out. Hiei grins and pats him on the neck. "I suppose it's my fault. I should take you out more often, boy." Once Michiko sets off, so does he, matching whatever pace she sets.

Michiko's pace is of a moderate speed, allowing the entire group to get to a little past the half-way point by the end of the day. It wasn't a breakneck pace, but it was faster than any merchant would travel. Michiko would answer any questions people have as truthfully as possible, also going over what each of the targets were supposedly skilled in. Their targets were of varying levels, she mentioned, though Umi could be considered a Jounin for all intents and purposes. She was very dangerous, which is why Michiko told Hiei to take her on, should they find her. Yori and Hisomu were told to work together to defeat the genin-level cousin and assist her with Zen, Umi's brother, should they finish quickly. Unless absolutely necessary, they should try to keep their targets alive.
The second day of travel was as efficient as the first, and everyone should be well-rested and hopefully have enough provisions to be well-fed. Alternatively, they could hunt while traveling, but the amount of animals coming near would be very scarce. When they finally reach the village, the sun has already set, and the village elder was waiting for them. It seems Michiko had planned this very carefully… The shinobi were allowed a bit of rest from their travels, if wanted, and they could investigate the house in the morning the next day. The village elder was available to answer any questions, of course, before they went to bed.

As they travel, it is obvious that the mount that is holding Hisomu doesn't care much for her. Even as they go along though, Hisomu is able to simply keep things moving. Once they arrive, she looks to Michiko and nods to her, settling down off her mount and eating quietly. For her part, Hisomu was very quiet. She didn't seem to have anything to ask or say even as they arrive to the village the next day. As they settle in, and the village elder approaches them, Hisomu looks to that one and then grabs up some provisions, "Do they suspect we are coming at all? Do you know?" Hisomu looks to the elder, letting out a slight hmm.

Yori is quiet as they travel, being as observant as he can of their surroundings for any danger though, luckily, none presents itself. When they break the first day he pulls out his notes to go over them as he does during any real downtime. At least he did get a good nights sleep, more because he knew Michiko would chew him out than really feeling he needed it. The next day he was the same silent boy and, once they arrived, he would again pull out his notepad to begin taking notes on what questions were asked and the answers, as well as what he noticed of the village itself. Always calculating, always watchful this one.

Hiei is not talkative at all. And he is content to allow Michiko to lead the group as well. Once he is told that he would be going up against a skilled Jounin level shinobi, his focus is on that battle. During the quiet, he is preparing himself mentally for what he has to do. Michiko did tell him that she wanted her alive. That would make things infinitely more difficult. Once they arrived at the village, Hiei had no questions for the elder. His job was simple. He didn't care what the shinobi were capable of. Knowing that didn't change the job he had to do. He just knew that he had to be better than her. That night, he slept a few hours, but then meditated the last few hours until dawn. If he was going to do this, he needed to find his center and not allow his emotions to turn him into the bloodthirsty beast that he is known for in the heat of battle. The next day, he appears well rested and focused.

"No," says the village elder. "They shouldn't know you're here. I put the request out secretly, so only a select few should know about you all…" After making sure everyone is settled down with all their questions answered, he would depart for the night and allow the shinobi to get some rest. Michiko would wake everyone up the next day at a very early time so that she could point out the target house. "There… It's obvious, even without my noting, though…" she would tell them. And indeed, the group would see that many of the townsfolk were avoiding that house like the plague. Made of wood and only two stories high, the house looked rather nice. Its aura, though, was one that seemed frightening to those in the village.
Hiei and Michiko would see some movement in the house, though nothing concrete. It was enough to realize their targets, and Michiko would tell Hiei that his target was the one with the lighter footsteps, on the second floor. The amount of chakra that individual had would also lend to the suspicions being correct. Hisomu and Yori, particularly the latter, would notice that one man in the village was crossing the path in front of the house several times. He held a parcel in his hand and seemed very wary of his surroundings…. How suspicious!

Listening to the village elder, Hisomu nods to the fact that they should be free to be here. She hmms at this before looking down at her food. She blinks as she looks back up, having noted something as she was looking down. HSe glances at the house and then to a man near it. Peering at him carefully, she'd then turn to note to the others, "That man. The one with the parcel seems quite odd."

After all was said and done, they got a good nights sleep, then woke early. Nothing wrong with that. When they went to spy on the supposed house Yori also noticed the strange man from the start and had been taking note of it. "He's passed three times already and seems to be watching for something." He agrees to Hisomu's words, eyes focused on the man for now to see what else he might do.

Waking early is not an issue. He gets up before dawn for his morning workout anyway. However when Michiko confides that his target is on the top floor, Hiei nods. "Well. Then it's time to get her attention." He strides over to stand in front of the house. He breathes in as he performs handseals and then cups his hands around his mouth. He expels a large fireball, his target is the second floor of the house, the location of where he could sense Umi's chakra.

COMBAT: Hiei attacks target 1 with FIREBOLT with a roll of: 30
[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Water Shield from 25 to 45 and get(s) a 38. - Rolled by: Michiko

Umi isn't one to be caught off-guard, though… of course… As soon as Hiei launched that firebolt, she felt the heat and saw the light, and a shield of water formed around her to remove herself from the burning effects of the attack. She blinks a bit, not expecting to be attacked so violently. "Hmm… What a surprise…" she murmurs. "Brother, I do apologize for your house's condition," she tells the younger man that she moves past as she goes to challenge the Raikage. "Interesting party they sent after me… I wonder … If I should be flattered…" She grins, making a handseal and sending a torrent of water right at the Yotsuki. Then another aimed for his back.
The man with the package panics, the thing dropping to the ground as he scrambles to find a hiding place. "Hisomu-san. Yori-san. After him," Michiko says, pointing at Ryuugami before moving to find Zen. She grumbles a bit, trying to locate him with her sense along the earth. Shouts from him, though, allow for her to easily locate him. "My house!!! Nee-san, you owe me big time for this!!!" he yells.

Looking to Hiei quickly, Hisomu blinks as the man fires off an attack without much planning or further fanfare. She watches the results only to hear her orders. Hisomu hasn't been fast at all since her previous attack that led to her current state. She takes off but isn't quick. Even as she tries to chase him, she notes others are faster. She doesn't really have a choice, however, and starts to make hand seals and begins to use the Earth itself to start to get her after her opponent.

Yori watches Hiei as he goes right into attack mode. Well, that's one way to do it, he supposes. The boy doesn't hesitate though, nor even wait for his orders as he sees the man drop the package and start to flee. The young Saito is already on the move after him, pushing forward at top speed before seeming to vanish from sight for a split second. Whe he reappears he's behind the man and his fist is coming down towards the poor guys face in all it's glory.

COMBAT: Yori attacks target 1 with BODY-FLICKER-STRIKE with a roll of: 17
[NPC System]: Ryuugami roll(s) Block from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 22. - Rolled by: Michiko

[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Water Spout vs Hiei from 25 to 45 and get(s) a 28. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Water Spout vs Hiei from 25 to 45 and get(s) a 44. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a DODGE…47
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a ACROBATIC-FLOW…49

When he water attacks come for him, Hiei doesn't even look worried. He simply steps aside to dodge the first attack and when the one comes for his back, he doesn't turn around, he does a little shimmy, rotating his shoulders and upper torso, but his feet stay planted. Looking up at Umi he speaks in a loud clear voice. "Mitakihara Umi, now that I have your attention. I am Raikage Yotsuki Hiei. On behalf of Kumogakure I implore you to surrender and come peacefully. Any act of aggression will be met with unyielding force. You have six seconds to comply." He cants his head to the side, as if waiting for the answer.

Ryuugami blinks, not expecting someone to suddenly come up to him. The man raises his arms in front of him, blocking the strike to his face, if barely. He peers at Yori, saying, "I ain't done nothing wrong! Quit attacking me!" Then he shifts in his spot, turning slightly to the side so that his leg kicks outward and attempts to knock Yori down, the man following up with a powerful kick to Yori's stomach if he can. Then he continues forward, racing the clock. Well, technically Hisomu, who could catch up thanks to her earthen style.
Umi looks at Hiei cooly, not phased by the fact that she's facing the leader of Kumogakure, one who has been hailed as 'the strongest' or considered by many as such. "If I go back with you… I'll just end up in a jail cell, won't I?" she prods. "I don't want to go back… If I don't have to, then I just might go peacefully… But I want that promise made. So please… Will you allow for me to continue with my life?"
Michiko finds Zen thanks to all his screaming, which is cut off by a tide of earth that would knock him over, hardening to keep him in place if it hit. "Ah, I finally found you. I didn't think you would be so useless in battle…" she comments, ready to take him down if he struggles too much… "So then… Are you going to resist capture? Or will you come along with us?" she asks, echoing much of Hiei's statement.

COMBAT: Michiko attacks target 1 with EARTH-FLOW-RIVER with a roll of: 35
[NPC System]: Zen roll(s) Dodge from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 34. - Rolled by: Michiko

Rushing after the pair of Yori and Ryuugami, Hisomu shakes her head as she comes in close and then frowns, "You really should give up if you have done nothing wrong." She then turns her mouth toward the man and unleashes a jutsu unique to her as she sprays out a purplish goo that she aims at the man. She then makes a gesture and the earth before him attempts to shoot up to hit him in the gut even as she controls the earth under her feet.

COMBAT: Hisomu attacks target 1 with DRAINING-SPIT with a roll of: 18
COMBAT: Hisomu attacks target 1 with RISING-STONE-COLUMNS with a roll of: 32
[NPC System]: Ryuu roll(s) Dodge vs Hisomu from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 34. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Ryuu roll(s) Dodge vs Hisomu from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 20. - Rolled by: Michiko

[NPC System]: Ryuu roll(s) Leg Sweep vs Yori (Stun) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 16. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Ryuu roll(s) Kick vs Yori from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 16. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Yori defends against with a DODGE…16
RPCOMBAT: Yori defends against with a DODGE…22

Running, why does he have to be running? Can't he just turn and fight like a real person? Yori hops up just over the sweeping leg before backflipping back a few feet from the kick. "Yeah, what Hisomu-san said." Yori says, backing up his fellow nin and he launches himself forward again, trying to get in front of the man with a kick towards his midriff, hoping to at least slow him down so that Hisomu can catch him with her jutsu.

COMBAT: Yori attacks target 1 with BODY-FLICKER-STRIKE with a roll of: 19
[NPC System]: Ryuu roll(s) Block vs Yori from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 16. - Rolled by: Michiko

Hiei states. "I can't do that. Even if you believe you have been wrongfully imprisoned, now you are indirectly responsible for the deaths of the men and women stationed at that prison before it exploded. And you are in violation of the terms set for your release from prison. I cannot, nor will not just 'let you go'. So. You either come with me peacefully, or unconcious, but either way. You /are/ coming with me."

Huh-what? Why is a girl /spitting/ at him? That was really disgusting! He ducks, letting the spit fly over his head. Victo- OOF. Just as soon as he celebrated, a stone column emerged to hit him in the stomach. He winces, unhappy that he was able to be stricken when Yori comes up again and he gets nailed in the chest, knocking the wind out. Oww… Well, it was time to fight, huh? He gets up, dusts himself off, and then… CHAARRRGGE!!! Right at Yori and Hisomu to knock them down. It's clear he wasn't expecting a fight from shinobi. He doesn't even have a weapon!
Umi grumbles softly. "I thought so… It looks like I'll have to figure out another way to deal with you…" She makes a handseal, and water begins to bubble beside her, forming itself and shaping into a clone. Then it moves in, striking at Hiei twice while Umi stays back to make sure Hiei is taken down with ease. She could run, but … she knew the Yotsuki would be able to catch her if she did.
Zen cries out as the mud strikes him, keeping him stuck in place. Michiko approaches, even as he struggles. "Alright. This won't hurt a bit," she notes, hand glowing with chakra as she strikes different points along his body to make him numb and that much easier to drag out of the village. Not much fight in him anymore.

COMBAT: Michiko attacks target 1 with MUSCLE-RELAXATION-TECHNIQUE with a roll of: 53

[NPC System]: Ryuu roll(s) Charge! vs Hisomu from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 20. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Hisomu defends against with a EARTHFLOW…32

A look to the man before her and she is about to say something about giving up when he gets up and charges right at her. She uses a hand seal and slides along the Earth out of the way of the attack and sprays off a nasty deluge of purplish and greenish goop. She tries to cover him in her poisonous attack before blinking and stating, "As I was going to say, give up."

COMBAT: Hisomu attacks target 1 with DRAINING-SPIT with a roll of: 18
COMBAT: Hisomu attacks target 1 with DRAINING-SPIT with a roll of: 22
COMBAT: Hisomu attacks target 1 with POISONOUS-SPIT with a roll of: 17

[NPC System]: Ryuu roll(s) Charge! vs Yori from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 27. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Yori defends against with a DODGE…23

Yori plants his feet but the man's rush appears to be a bit too much and it knocks the young Saito back. He lands with a soft 'oof' before jumping back to his feet again. Knocked down, but he's not going to be out that easily. He charges at the man in silence, arriving just after Hisomu's spit hits the man, to smack him first with one metal covered fist, than the other.

COMBAT: Yori attacks target 1 with VAMBRACE-STRIKE with a roll of: 18
COMBAT: Yori attacks target 1 with VAMBRACE-STRIKE with a roll of: 23

[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Water Clone vs Hiei from 35 to 60 and get(s) a 45. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Water Clone vs Hiei from 35 to 60 and get(s) a 47. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a BREVITY…67
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a BREVITY…66

Hiei continues to stand his ground as Umi forms the water clones and sends them after him. The clones impact his body, or seem to at least. Their attacks pass right through him as he waited until the last possible moment to dodge, only moving slightly so that their attacks miss. "You chose…unwisely." Hiei's body vanishes from sight as he moves at hyper speed. He appears in front of Umi while aiming a fist for her gut. Should the attack connect, he would violently inject her body with lightning chakra that is designed to short out her central nervous system, freezing her body temporarily and making it impossible for her to move.

COMBAT: Hiei attacks target 1 with SUDDEN-SHOCK with a roll of: 58
[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Water Clone from 40 to 70 and get(s) a 67. - Rolled by: Michiko

So many 'NOPE's go through Ryuu's head as he jumps back and out of the way from Hisomu's icky-looking spit. Nope, to that purple. And double nope to the green. He does the same with Yori's attacks… almost. That left hook was pretty hard, though, and he gets knocked upside the head, almost biting his own tongue off! Fortunately, he hasn't died, he's just dazed and that much easier to tie up, much like what Michiko did to Zen. Metal bindings secure the brother in place, and she just casually drags him out of the house before looking to see where Yori and Hisomu are.
Hiei would find that he hit his mark very precisely. Unfortunately, Umi was just a bit faster in forming a water clone, meaning that his attack was basically useless. "Hmm… That looks painful…" she comments, seals forming so that the clone would start to twist around Hiei, looking to trap him so that she could pierce him through with a lance made of chakra-laced water.

COMBAT: Michiko attacks target 1 with METAL-BINDING with a roll of: 60

Shaking her head, Hisomu looks at the man as he nearly messes up his own day by biting off his own tongue. She frowns and then walks up and pulls forth some rope to tie the man up, already starting on the process as she finishes up and looks to Yori, "Good job." She nods to him before continuing on the job and gesturing, "you may want to help, I am not as strong as most and I can't pull these bindings as tight as some could."S he then offers to let Yori finish what she started.

Yori offers a small half bow to Hisomu, not wanting to take his eyes off the man while he does so. He kneels down next to Hisomu when she speaks and takes the strings, pulling them tightly and securely before knotting them a second time just to be safe. "Thank you Hisomu-san." He says when all is good and done, and only then does he look up to see what else is going on. Michiko has her guy under control, but Hiei…the young Saito frowns and stands slowly, eyes flicking from the Raikage to the escaped prisoner as he pulls out his notes to see if he has anything else /useful/ he can implement on her.

[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Water Prison vs Hiei from 35 to 60 and get(s) a 46. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Water Lance vs Hiei from 35 to 60 and get(s) a 57. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a BREVITY…43

Due to his proximity to the clone, Hiei was unable to move in time. The water bubble forms around him, and then his chest is pierced with the water spear. Blood flows freely from the wound, but his suit's constricting capabilities press against it to stop the bleeding. But it can do nothing for the blood oozing from his mouth. Hiei turns to look at Umi and he smiles. "Nice combination attack, Umi. No, seriously, I see now why you were held in such high regard. But the only thing you have succeeded in doing here today, is typhooning off a man who is only keeping you alive out his obligation to follow the orders of his team leader." Hiei's eyes begin to glow neon blue as a lightning infused aura surrounds his body. The force of his expulsion of chakra cracks the ground of his feet. The Raikage reaches aroumd his waist, drawing both swords. "I still won't kill you. But now I'm going to make this hurt. A lot."
Hiei's body vanishes from it's spot and then anyone watching will see multiple versions of Hiei as he is everywhere and nowhere all at once. Umi would be attacked from all sides as the Raikage proves why his speed rivals that of the strongest of the Reizei clan.

RP: Hiei transforms into LIGHTNING-RELEASE-ARMOR.
COMBAT: Hiei attacks target 1 with SWALLOW-RETURN with a roll of: 99
[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Multi Water Clone Launch from 60 to 100 and get(s) a 67. - Rolled by: Michiko

Umi can't escape from Hiei when he shifts into his maximum form, the woman doing all she can to just block the worst of the slashes. She has a number of deep cuts all over her body, and she looks pretty tired by then. The woman shakes her head, still standing despite her injuries. "Well, you're right… That does hurt…" she murmurs, chakra unleashing and a torrent of water that sought to drive into Hiei and slam him back against something… painful, maybe? The man is headed straight towards her brother's house…

After the finishing up tying up this crazy character, Hisomu nods to Yori and then looks toward the direction of the previous fight and points, "Wanna go watch the fight between the Raikage and that criminal?" She hmms and then starts off back toward it to go watch what Hiei does against the powerful woman.

There is not much in the way of watching, in Yori's opinion. The boy frowns as he watches the goings on for the moment, following after Hisomu. Putting his notes away, the boy decides to try and distract the criminal because he's not going to just sit and wait. That's really not what he's about. So instead a pair of kunai come out as the woman tries to wash the Raikage away and he flings them at her.

COMBAT: Yori attacks target 1 with SHARP with a roll of: 26
COMBAT: Yori attacks target 1 with SHARP with a roll of: 15
[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Water Barrier from 25 to 45 and get(s) a 37. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Water Barrier from 25 to 45 and get(s) a 45. - Rolled by: Michiko

[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Water Dragon Tidal Wave vs Hiei from 65 to 110 and get(s) a 101. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a THE-PINNACLE…90

When the water wave is created, Hiei hunkers down, crossing his swords over his chest and…takes it. With a yell, he takes the brunt of the attack, employing a technique that allows him to amplify his aura to lessen the damage. However it does take it's toll. The force of the wave melts away parts of his suit, exposing his dark skin where wounds appear along his arms, torso, and legs. He would need medical attention after all of this, but for now, he does what he usually does and that's compartmentalize the pain, setting it aside so that he can deal with the immediate threat. Standing up again, he begins to generate lightning from his body. The air in the area becomes electrified, causing hair to stand up on end from the static. Hiei flings his swords out to the side as they are infused with lightning causing them to glow brightly as bolts of lightning spark off both his blades and his body as he moves forwards. His body vanishes, appearing on the other side of Umi just as an explosion of thunder and lightning happens at the point of impact. The move happened so fast that it's almost impossible to see with the naked eye.

COMBAT: Hiei attacks target 1 with THUNDER-SLASH with a roll of: 94
[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Multi Water Clone Launch from 60 to 100 and get(s) a 96. - Rolled by: Michiko

Umi blocks the kunai thrown at her and eyes Yori. "… You … are very unwise…" she comments, clones forming around her. One charges at Yori, and the other flings the woman out of the way from Hiei's lighting strike, though barely. Then the clone charges at Hiei again. Michiko grumbles a bit when she sees Yori attacking the high-ranking target and knocks him out of the way after a burst of speed brings her to his side, the girl taking the water clone with a wince. "Ow…" she grumbles, looking down at her wet clothes. Then she looks to Yori. "Yori-san, don't interfere. She's strong and can kill you if you're reckless."

[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Multi Water Clones vs Yori from 40 to 70 and get(s) a 47. - Rolled by: Michiko
COMBAT: Michiko attacks target 1 with INTERRUPT with a roll of: 55
RPCOMBAT: Michiko defends against with a EARTH-DOME…38

Blinking as Yori gets involved, Hisomu blinks and then settles into a spot nearby to watch and shakes her head, "He's kinda dumb." She states to herself as she settles in from a distanced to watch the fight and then idly pulls out a bit of a snack to chew on.

"I can't just leave the Raikage in danger Michiko-san." Yori insists after he's pushed aside. He sees her take the clone and shakes his head. "It's fine, if she comes after me I can take it." Not really but he's still not willing to let Hiei just take on the girl himself. And really how are kunai reckless? It's not like he's going to fight her in some hand to hand combat. Although that might more useful at this rate. Still after the explosion Hiei causes he has the kunai out but can't mark a good enough target just yet.

[NPC System]: Umi roll(s) Multi Water Clones vs Hiei from 40 to 70 and get(s) a 70. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a DISPLACEMENT…92

Hiei disappears along with a loud boom. Causing the clone to miss him. The technique allows him to move so fast that it appears that he has teleported to a different location. With lightning still coursing through the blades of his swords, he vanishes again, using the same attack that he did before, seeking to bypass Umi's clone defense and strike the woman directly.

COMBAT: Hiei attacks target 1 with THUNDER-SLASH with a roll of: 129

Michiko shakes her head and pokes Yori in a few places that would force him to stand down for the time being, the girl not wanting to take any chances should Hiei's opponent manage to avoid that thunder slash. Fortunately, though, the woman was taken down, the electricity running through her body and draining most of her strength. She also has a new scar, should she actually stay alive after getting dragged back to Kumogakure. "Ah, I think that's a wrap…" Michiko comments, going over to Hiei and Umi and tying Umi up with metal binds. "Good job, Hiei-san. I think that's a mission success."

Eyeing the fight and then the way Michiko stops Yori and Hisomu takes another bite of jerky. Nom nom nom nom. She hmms and nods her head before hopping down off the side of the building she chose to watch from and idly walking over to the fight, "That was fun to watch." She then eats some more jerky.

Yori is all ready to release his kunai when suddenly he's feeling a little weak and it's hard enough just to stand up. It takes a moment to realize what happened and he looks over at Michiko, surprised. But he doesn't say anything as he just looks back to Hiei in time to see him succeed in his last attack. Good, goooood.

Lightning still flares around Hiei's body as he stands over Umi while looking down at her. "I held back. She's still alive…barely." He bares his teeth in a growl. He wanted to end her life but the mission called for capture instead. He closes his eyes as his body returns to normal. He sheathes his blades as he looks aside at Michiko. "I'm hurt, but not badly. I could use some healing for the return trip." His gaze drifts over at Yori. "In the future, I'll have to remind him not to step into my battles unless I ask him to."

Michiko nods and focuses her chakra, hands glowing green as she makes sure it'll… well, heal Hiei instead of harm. The girl places the hands on Hiei, sending in a wave of chakra that would provide him a boost in energy as well as health. "Hmm… Just a bit more…" she murmurs, glancing over at the team to analyze them with only her eyes. Herself and Yori might need a bit of healing as well, but that's all. Once everyone is patched up, she would make sure all the targets are bound, Hiei taking Umi, Zen being with Michiko, and Yori taking Ryuugami for the trip back home.

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