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Old 03-13-2018, 02:20 AM   #13
Hitoko
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The precise strikes of Hyuuga Kiyoko sung through the silence of the construct with swift thuds, large Yggdrasil leaves falling from branches and dancing between the quiet before the next hit. Spectacle clad Shishi, adorned in bright amulets and ancient robes, stood moments away from the shinobi of Konohagakure motionless. Calm breaths of air became warm and heavier with each chakra filled attack, the hue of leaves and grass land transitioning to the palette of autumn right before the Dustman’s presence. As chakra left the Yggdrasil, a sheen of light reflected from Shishi’s glasses, masking the tears that formed at the edge of his eyelids and baptized his eyes. As the scientist watched, a soft smile came over face, tear filled gaze ascending skyward, as if he could see the color of the tree’s tenketsu fading line by line. It had been so long since he’d seen the outside world. As he stood there, watching the construct change before his eyes, he thought of his wife and child – hope swelled his chest, despair felt fleeting.

...Kiku...Hoshi...

Freedom was tangible now.

...I’ll be with you soon.

He whispered.

Drying eyes with robe sleeve, the bearded Dustman adjusted the glasses upon his nose before exhaling deep – he needed to compose himself, their job wasn’t done. With the Yggdrasil dressed in hues of dark brown and oranges, Shishi lifted an index finger to the horizon, beyond where the great beast Won-Qu and Hitoko battled, where a huge ancient door designed in bright purple textiles appeared. Where caution once lined his voice, confidence arose.

The Gate has appeared, that is our exit!” Shishi began to sprint in that direction, eye the graves one last time as he passed by “Come! The construct is collapsing! Maybe we can save your comrade and defeat Won-Qu before we leave!

Hurry!


Teeth as bright as pearl and as sharp as dragon fangs sunk into the massive tail of chimera Won-Qu as Renchishin Hitoko bite down onto it. Arms and legs wrapped around its gigantic span, the Sennin was, like before, bear hugging the damn thing so it wouldn’t get away. There was no logic to it, Hitoko just decided to bite’em to see what happens:

In some places you’d be a majestic delicacy! And I’m not complaining!

His words were met with nothing but a mouth full of fur, to which he was prompt in spitting out as the creature whipped him toward the floor. Rebounding at high velocity, the Sennin’s jacket billowed as he adjusted in midair, tucking into a sleek side flip before his feet clashed against golden grass beneath the star light. Without hesitation, Hitoko reset the distance between he and the beast, leaping backward a far ways as to reassess and ascertain how he’d move forward. Thick lips perched to the side of his face as he pouted, just a bit, as his brows narrowed in disappointment:

Well,” The Dragon muttered, “biting it didn’t...

Eh?

Work…?

Renchishin ruby pupils peered in awe as star light illuminated a large purple gate that manifested, like magic, behind where he and the magic beast fought. Pointing an index finger in sheer amazement, Hitoko couldn’t help but burst in excitement:

BITING IT WORKED!?

He knew he was a genius, he knew it.

But just as he noticed the gate, Won-Qu had seen the same, a signature trace of chakra leaving its huge form and altering fractions of its fur gray. Muscles spasmed with the release, but the beast kept its tenacity, claws creating deep divides within the ground as it prepared to bounce more. Although Hitoko wasn’t fully aware of what was going on, or what happened, his keen sense of combat made one thing clear –

Raiton | Lightning Release

This was his chance to inflict a critical blow

Hando no Semeku | Hands of Torture

And he’d keep the beast at bay until Kiyoko arrived.


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