Date: November 26, 2014
Tsuchi goes to have a talk with the Kazekage about recent events with the jinchuuriki.
"Tsuchi Reports Miyako's Instability"
Kazekage Administration Dome [Sunagakure]
The opening of the Kazekage Administration Dome leads up a flight of stairs, into the lobby of the expansive building. Looking upwards, the entire building is open to the sky. Each floor is a ring, built with a hole in the center to allow a view both upwards and downwards. It is a very impressive sight, with many people visible moving around the upper levels, and stopping to chat around the railings.
The lobby has a tiled floor, with a intricate concentric circular pattern, and the walls themselves have been actually painted, and have designs etched into the hardened sand. The only piece of furniture on the first floor is a desk, and directly behind that, a stair case moving up to the next level. On either side of the desk are Male guards, their faces covered, and a make secretary is seated behind the desk, ready to take any questions or arrange appointments.
No one proceeds to the upper levels without the secretary approving them, and in most cases the armed guards also check them out to make sure they are carrying no weapons. However, there are a few people who can walk back and forth easily without the guards checking them, although all of them must first speak with the secretary.
Oh, how can we make an intro about the office existing to be walked into interesting this time, hmm? I know, let's have them dealing with an infestation. ;) Tons of tiny lizards are crawling about, on the walls, under the desks, in the plant pots, even soaking in any cup of tea somebody was foolish enough to put down for longer than a few seconds. They're nothing dangerous or even particularly unclean, just a distracting nuisance for anybody who can't simply ignore them — which is of course most people. Secretaries and even managers mutter irritably as they sweep the little pests into dustpans and dump them into bins for ejection from the building, although it doesn't feel as though they're making much headway in reducing the presence. And Sousa? He's standing by the door of his office, observing the antics placidly and jotting notes onto a pad while some of the reptiles cling to his robes.
Walking into the start of said office, she notes the infestation, eye twitching a little before Tsuchi simply shakes her head and one hand gesture later, bypasses much of the infestation, sending many of the poor creatures flying in her wake as she simply wind steps to the Kazekage and stands before him, taking a deep breath and then looking down toward the Kage, she states, "I do believe I need to have a word with you, Kazekage." She looks around at the mess and then looks back at him, "Whether or not you have a mess here, you have a much bigger mess brewing right inside the village that should have been dealt with /much/ sooner."
Sousa glances up from his pad. "Ah, really? You make that assertion quite confidently. In an ideal sense, yes, any 'mess' should be dealt with sooner than it has been by definition. Of course, that is with all other variables held equal, which is never the case in practical terms. Any action, or lack there of, has associated opportunity cost." Sousa mildly brushes a lizard away from the open space on his pad and continues writing. "But I digress. What data have you come to provide me with, and what course of action are you hoping it will inspire?"
The wind leaves Tsuchi's proverbial sails as she stares at Sousa for a moment and then clears her throat, "I'm not entirely sure what any of that really meant until the end, but…" Tsuchi clears her throat, "…Miyako. The one that Kuoroke has, for intents made, was found off on her own fighting bandits and kill them. With brutality not seen since my team first spotted a certain jinchuuriki crushing whole villages. Further, it took a great degree of work to calm her down and make her listen to sense and orders." Tsuchi crosses her arms, "I was involved capturing that thing that was destroying whole villages." She nods her head, "And it took a great deal of work from several shinobi of the Land of Wind to do it." She nods her head, "Do you really think it wise to keep that kind of unstable power under our own roof?"
Sousa taps the end of his pen, on which perches another lizard, against his chin. "Ah, yes. Well, alternatives have been considered, of course, and continue to be held in standby. It would be rather difficult to convince her to depart without incurring a greater risk through her ill will. Assassination would be an ugly option, not to mention potentially explosive and most likely to release the bijuu upon us even if it should succeed. Further mind control may be useful, but that is a delicate area and not to be engaged in lightly." Sousa watches a squeamish office worker carrying a wastebin out at arms length, clearly ready to drop the thing and scream the moment little green heads poke up over the rim. "Did you have any unintuitive ideas for dealing with the matter, Sasaki-san?"
"The way it should have been handled is past." Tsuchi states and frowns as she looks at the area behind her, "We should have ended her and captured the Bijuu in a weakened state." She then looks back at Sousa, "This one, last time she found out she was being mind controlled laid waste to a great deal of the Land of Wind so more mind control is not an option. That's problems added to problems." She looks out at the room, watching hte creatures move about, "And thanks to Kuoroke, a girl who wishes to be loyal to Sunagakure has been created." She then looks back at Sousa and tilts her head before looking down, "There is one thing that I think has not been thought of. Something that I believe could be tried but I do not have the ability to do." She looks at Sousa, "Bijuu are placed within people by seals…would it be possible to further seal the Bijuu away. Give this new-" She clears her throat, "-person an opportunity to learn like a proper genin." She nods her head, "Right now, you have a genin mentally faced with the power of a jounin. It's overwhelming her."
Sousa sighs through his nose. "I'm afraid seals are an area I have yet to perform in-depth study of, so offhand I do not have the knowledge to definitively answer that question. I would hope that if such options were available, I would have been appraised of it already. Perhaps I should make a pointed inquiry, though." There is a brief shriek and the sound of a wastebasket hitting the floor from around the corner. "…Sasaki-san, I'm given to understand that your summon compatriot and his clan have a natural animosity to snakes, correct? Might that extend to lizards as well? This infestation has provided some interesting behavioral insights, but on the whole it is resulting in an irksome loss of general productivity." e.e
A look around and then she tilts her head, "Well, frankly." Tsuchi states and then rubs her chin, "I'm actually thinking both of them would be annoyed if I didn't bring them here and found out about it later." She then idly bites her thumb and slams it down. Moments later a pair of ferrets appear. One being Sora and a new one, named Maki all dressed in almost head to toe black ninja suit. They both blink and Tsuchi gestures, "I brought you a whole buffet to eat." She nods her head, "Do enjoy."
Even as he looks around, Sora blinks several times, "Tsuchi! You have outdone yourself! This is amazing!" He cackles with glee, "Dinner time!" The ferret has grown to nearly be as tall as Tsuchi when standing on his hind legs but it is hard to tell as he goes to all fours and starts pouncing on lizards…though he'll cause quite a mess in the process as he knocks htis and that over.
Meanwhile, Maki turns to face Tsuchi and bows, "Tsuchi-sama, thank you for this opportunity." She then pulls two katanas and begins to quickly catch lizards on the blades before bringing them up to be eaten much like shishkabobs. Seems, they forgot their manners…for dinner.