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Last time on Sakura Quest [Formerly Naruto Quest]. You are Sakura Haruno, a twelve year old kunoichi from Konoha. Born with an abnormal physical prowess, excellent chakra control, regenerative powers,and a very high intellect.You hone your skills to try and control your strange gifts as you embark into the world of the Ninja.

Graduated at the top of the academy, you are a proud member of Team 7. A four man squad led by the famous Kakashi Hatake. You and your teammates Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha travel the lands doing missions for your village. With them by your side. You take your first step towards finding your own Ninja Way.
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Oh, brb need to link this.
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>>3518606

https://pastebin.com/RZQr4UcD [Character Sheet: Work in Progress. Still Tinkering with Stats to best capture your current progress while not being too ridiculous. ]

Recap no Jutsu

>Troubled with your gifts since birth, you were recommended to join the academy by The Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi at the age of six.
>Although meek and easily timid, you had quite a knack at studying as you consistently got good grades. Something that drew the other kids to pick on you alongside your appearance.
>Frequent bullying by the other children, constant stress and growing isolation led to the birth of Inner Sakura.
>During a confrontation with the lead bully, you blacked out and ended up doing something terrible. As a result, you ran from the academy and started to skip school. You kept your problems bottled up from your parents Kizashi Haruno and Mebuki Haruno.
> Hiding in your secret base everyday talking to your stuffed animals and inner Sakura gave you comfort. It didn’t help with your growing depression and self-loathing however.
>One day during your walk you met Ino Yamanaka and the two of you quickly became friends. In fact, she was your very first friend.
>Through Ino’s help you begin to slowly develop confidence with yourself as you return to school. To better cope, you started to slowly emulate your best friend to better protect yourself.
>You started to hang out with Shikamaru Nara through Ino. The two of you often butted heads but gradually became friends as you start to rub off on each other.
>On your walk home from school you saw Naruto Uzumaki committing another scheme. Curious you decide to approach him and ever since you been involved in his life. You became the big sister that Naruto never had as the two of you often share experiences in between his many pranks.
> As you start to hang out with Naruto more and more. Your path eventually led you to running into Hinata Hyuuga. Seeing a little of her in yourself, you decide to be her wingman and establish a close relationship between you, Hinata and Naruto.
>In order to better control your gifts, you start exercising every early morning. During one of your runs, you come across the eccentric and hardworking Rock Lee. Turned off at first you still decide to chat. Before you knew it, you and Rock Lee became workout buddies.
>Recommended by Might Gai after sharing a few wise words, you head off to meet Kurenai Yūhi. The two of you share a moment before getting offered mentorship by the Tokubetsu Jōnin. Under Kurenai’s guidance you ended up learning how to restrain your abnormality and learn Flora based Genjutsus.
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>>3518811
>As one might expect from a young girl, she doesn’t have much in the way of physical strength.
HUEHUEHUE
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>>3518811

>With the Four Limbs Weighting Seal placed upon you, you start to slowly to control and improve your raw physical prowess. During practice, you end up damaging yourself considerably and discovering your unusual healing factor.
>On a routine grocery run, you met Sasuke Uchiha on the bridge. After sharing an insightful exchange of words, you started to hang out with Sasuke. Helping him with his right of passage, the two of you became childhood friends.
>Over time you begin to make more and more friends with your classmates. Yet the growing self-doubt and loathing didn’t disappear. So you confront Ino about why she showed you kindness. After hearing her words about the cosmos and the bush clover you end up crying. The true meaning of friendship starts to leave a deep impact in your heart.
>The next four years you saw incredible improvement to your skills as a ninja. While simultaneously you became more outgoing and starting to get the hang of communicating with people. Due to an unfortunate event, your friendship between Sasuke starts to drift as he became cold and distance.
> You, Sasuke, Ino, and Shino Aburame were among the top graduates. Despite your best efforts, Shikamaru still lazily passes on the second attempt without putting much effort. As for Naruto, he continued to struggle and struggle until the final test of the year cycle.
>Seeing Naruto run off from the Academy made you decided to tail him. Eventually you came across a scheme made by Mizuki. Worried by this you confront the Third Hokage and Iruka. Upon learning the truth, you decide to get involved in the scheme to protect Naruto.
>Confronting Naruto led you to accidently memorizing a bunch of jutsus from the Scroll of Sealing including the Assimilate All Creation technique. In addition, you learn the truth about Naruto’s identity and isolation as the Kyuubi Jinchūriki. Still you stood by him as he confronts his demons and learns about his bond with Iruka. With some minor assistance, Naruto defeats Mizuki and graduates.
>To your dismay during team paring you ended on Team 7. A team composed of you, Sasuke and Naruto as it was to be led by Kakashi. So you tried to amend the already tense relationship between the three of you.
>Not before long did you finally meet your teacher and squad leader Kakashi. Under his influence you start to develop a rather simple if not naïve dream while discussing things about yourself.
>At first the team almost fell apart due to the classing of egos. With your quick thinking and willingness to compromise, you manage to come up with a plan to grab the bells with teamwork. As the plan came together, you decide to barely achieve victory with a risky gamble. Thanks to your incomplete jutsu Inner Sakura you secure the means for Sasuke and Naruto to pass.
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>>3518965

>To your surprise both parties turned down the bells. Instead they stood by you as a part of team seven. Through a series of events, Kakashi acknowledges your bonds and Team 7 became an official team.
>Over time you and your team end up doing a series of minor missions to try and build teamwork and camaraderie. A futile effort as Naruto strawmans the Third Hokage to give you a C-rank mission. It was to protect the bridge maker Tazuna from thugs. A simple mission.
> However, after coming into attacks with actual ninjas made you realize that you were not fit for the mission. Through listening to Tazuna’s story and Naruto’s commitment to the mission your team decide to continue despite all reason.
>You then came across Zabuza Momochi, a former Anbu Black Ops of Kirigakure and one of the seven swordsman of the mist. Through teamwork and luck, Team Seven manages to defeat Zabuza. A mysterious boy name Haku took Zabuza away before you could do anything.
>With Kakashi put out of commission, you and the rest of team seven spent your week training. In your case, you spent your time learning the advance forms of chakra control. In addition, you learn through Kakashi that you have an affinity towards Earth nature chakra.
>As you gradually improve your skills in Shape Transformation, Nature Transformation, and Chakra Flow, you start to learn additional Jutsus such as the Hair ninjutsu series.
>During your time guardian Tazuna you start to learn the dark secret hidden within the land of waves and the obstacle that was Gato. You begin to start wondering what you can do to help before eventually questioning what really is a ninja.
>Through your diligent schedule, you manage to make the most of training and team bonding. Now with the earth jutsus coming along, you spent the remaining time further improving your skills.
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Aside from learning earth jutsus, it's safe to say that you would spend the remaining three days improving on what you know right? So with that in mind, do you want me to go to the bridge fight or to truly min-max the last three days?
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>>3518977
I fine either way honestly.
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>>3518977
Go to the fight
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>>3518977
I'm fine with skipping to the fight.
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>>3518977
Yeah we would've basically gone the rounds and improved what we knew after.
I definitely would've pushed for a Inner Sakura improvement day at the very least.
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>>3519027
>>3519015
>>3518995
>>3518992

Works for me.

Day 1 - Shape Manipulation & Hair Ninjutsu
Day 2 - Improved Shape Manipulation and Chakra Flow
Day 3 - Improved Chakra Flow & Learn Nature Transformation
Day 4 - Improve Nature Transformation & Shinra Bansho Training
Day 5 - Earth Jutsu & Physical Training
Day 6 - Inner Sakura Day
Day 7 - Improving what you learned so far.

So how did you improve Inner Sakura on day 6? Also if I am missing anything let me know.
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>>3519057
Reduce it’s cost and make it able to pass for us.
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>>3519057
Definitely improve the illusion and cost/time efficiency. But also explore the actual limits of said Jutsu.
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>>3519057
Energy efficiency. It's still enough of a drain to be only situationally useful. Once we get its cost down low enough to use consistently, then we can start giving it new tricks.
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>>3519057
Make it take less chakra to use
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>>3519057
>Energy efficiency
Yeah we can't go passing out 5 seconds after summoning it
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>>3519088
>>3519100
>>3519104
>>3519112


Inner Sakura
>Now B ranked at full power, defaults at C
>Can be consistently used now. Six shots before you need to recover willpower and chakra.
>Covers the standard range for clone techniques and can be maintained for long periods of time.
>On the same level of illusion/deception as a Shadow Clone
>Can act independently now
>Can be partially summoned from your body for offensive, defensive and supplementary tactics
>Can switch between like a shadow clone or an intangible standard clone technique. There's a noticeable delay in the switching
>Now Possible to make new Techniques with it as the medium
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>>3519145
Ooh, that's a lot for a day's work. Nice. Then again, we've got a long road ahead of us when it comes to upgrading this jutsu, so I shouldn't get ahead of myself.
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>>3519194

It still need concentration to keep focus, it's not at the level like a standard Shadow clone that you can freely cut your resources in half without it negatively effecting you to have it use jutsus on it's own. Or use techniques like chakra flow just yet.

Right now it's still just a better tangible shadow clone/doppelganger. But it's getting there and as it is right now it's still incredibly useful.
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>>3519213
Yeah, like I said, still a lot to go before it's really good, but for now this is some excellent work. Go Sakura.
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>>3519145
>Inner Sakura
Nice, we might be able to pull some serious hijinks with her in the next few battles.

Can we get a list of some of the eart jutsus we've learned? The spitting rock one and...?
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>>3519213
how much pain / time can it take / be out for?
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>>3519145
>Can switch between like a shadow clone or an intangible standard clone technique.
When Zabuza tries to rely on his hearing he’s in for a nasty surprise.
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>>3519267

If doing every day activities it'd be close to a day. Otherwise at most you can manage an hour or two at best.

You can tolerate up to moderate pains before you would lose focus and dispel the technique. If nothing else, your Inner Sakura training is also starting to shape up your tolerance to pain.

>>3519256

https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_Release:_Hiding_Like_a_Mole_Technique
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_Release:_Rending_Drill_Fang
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_Release:_Double_Suicide_Decapitation_Technique
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_Release:_Practice_Brick_Technique
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_Release:_Earth_Shore_Return https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_Release:_Earth_Wave_Technique
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_Release:_Rock_Pillar_Spears
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_Release:_Rock_Gun_Technique
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_Release:_Rock_Trail


Continue your training and more earth techniques will come over time.
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>>3519317
>If doing every day activities it'd be close to a day. Otherwise at most you can manage an hour or two at best.
So in other words, longer than most fights last at this power level. Not enough for crazy week-long battles like in a Ninja World War, but for everything up to the Chunin Exams it's more than enough. Nice.
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Seven days since the tree climbing exercise and already just look at you. You feel so much more accomplished than you were when your training began. Not only do you now got a solid grip on Shape and Nature Transformation, but you also polished your skills with Chakra Flow.

It was safe to say you were starting to live up to your name as the one with perfect chakra control. It nearly made up for the fact you currently held the least amount of chakra on the team. Although to be fair, you were with a prestigious clan prodigy and a literal chakra monster. So your average chakra wasn’t worth antagonizing yourself over with.

Just yesterday you had the strangest of encounters when going to pick up Naruto. A strange woman wearing a pink kimono. You were picking herbs and medical equipment to replenish your stock.

Just because you could heal without any outside assistance didn’t mean you should neglect the herb’s importance. As you picked them, the two of you shared a rather enlightening conversation. It went from talking about training to questioning the truth purpose for gaining strength.

You were somewhat stumped about that. The only answer you could think of was to help people. This made the stranger happy at your naivety and purity. You also mentioned in your embarrassment that you wanted to improve. To be stronger than you were yesterday.

The mysterious figure pointed out that their eyes were the same as yours. A strong desire to look for self-validation. To feel useful to others and to live through them. It made you question how alike the two of you are but you didn’t press it.

It was out of fear of being rude but also your own insecurities that you didn’t want to face. The mysterious figure changed the subject with another question.

What exactly lies beyond strength? What was considered to be true strength? Did you have someone you truly cherish most? You weren’t sure to these answers and even know they still plague you.But the mysterious figure encouraged you to take it one step at a time.

You felt happy meeting the figure as they were so kind and pure. The same compliment they gave to you. Of course you felt really down when they reveal to you that they were a boy. A boy with long hair managed to look prettier than you. You weren’t sure if that made you more mannish or they were just better being feminine than you. That was another blow to your ego.

As you reflect upon that day, you were getting ready to leave. Sasuke was now going to accompany alongside Kakashi for protection duty. And you were just getting used to the solitude of doing ninja work by yourself too.

All jokes aside you felt comfort that they were coming along with you. The bridge was almost done and soon you’d be able to go back home. To continue practicing at your own pace while sharing experiences with your friends.
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>>3519426

It was supposed to be a simple day of guarding. Yet here you are currently standing in against what appears to be an ambush. The hidden mist has return as your line of vision starts to disappear. Your worst fears were met when Zabuza appeared with the masked boy Haku. Of course you couldn’t actually see them due to the thickening mist. That didn’t stop you from keeping your guard up. With kunai in hand, you start to look around for Zabuza.

“Sorry to keep you waiting Kakashi. I see you’ve got those brats with you as always.” Zabuza’s voice starts to ring in your ear. You kept yourself calm but Sasuke’s right hand was trembling.

“He’s still trembling. Poor thing.” Before any of you notice, you found yourself surrounded by countless Zabuzas from all sides. Each one getting ready to attack. Your eyes still looked to Sasuke as he smirks.

>Assist Sasuke in taking out the Zabuza clones
>Stick to protecting Tazuna
>Something Else
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>>3519453
>Stick to protecting Tazuna
Someone's got to keep an eye on the client. Naruto and Sasuke certainly aren't going to, they're going to get excited and rush off to fight. Stay close, pop any of Zabuza's clones that get past Sasuke, and support with long-range attacks if the chance presents itself.
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>>3519453
>>Assist Sasuke in taking out the Zabuza clones
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>>3519453
>Assist Sasuke in taking out the Zabuza clones
>Stick to protecting Tazuna
>Don't Panic, but keep a eye on any traces of Haku due to them being a unknown factor.

The plan outlined by >>3519479 is pretty much correct, but we can at the very least help Sasuke in clearing a path first.
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>>3519453
>Stick to protecting Tazuna
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>>3519453
>>Stick to protecting Tazuna
yeah best to keep an eye on him
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>>3519490
>>3519479
>>3519473
>>3519483
>>3519516
>>3519554

“I’m trembling with…. excitement.” Sasuke smiled, shocking Zabuza for a fraction of a second as he ends up grinning even more.

“Do it, Sasuke & Sakura.” Kakashi smiled. He had complete faith in your skills but more importantly in your teamwork. You and Sasuke briefly exchanges glances. Lining yourself on exactly what to do.

“Right!” You both said in unison.

In a blink of an eye both you shoot off in opposite positions. To the normal eyes it was like both of you vanished completely. However, a trained shinobi could perceive your precise movements. Each one of the water clones of Zabuza found themselves assassinated by the two ace students. Sasuke took most of the assault. You on the other hand kept Tazuna safe and served as a safety net for Sasuke to go wild.

When it was over both you and Sasuke stood victorious on opposite sides. The only traces of your onslaught was the puddles of water that once served as the vessal for the water clones.

“So you discerned the Water Clone jutsu. The brat with the raven haired has grown quite a bit. More interestingly enough is the brat with the pink hair. Since she didn’t get involved in our last fight I thought she was just a walking meat shield. So color me impress. The rivals just keep emerging for you, Haku.” Zabuza finally emerges from the mist to greet you directly.

“So it would seem.” Haku replied, also appearing simultaneously next to Zabuza.

A brief exchange between your group and Zabuza’s on Haku’s deception made itself quick. Tazuna was realistically shocked about it while you and Sasuke had already came to the hypothesis during training.

“Still, it’s insulting that he showed himself after all that.” You pouted.

“I hate brats who think they’re so cool.”

“Master Kakashi. While I agree with you, oddly enough I get the feeling you were no different at his age. He’s even better at you with the mask look.”

“Oh……really?” Kakashi stutters a bit.

“I’ll handle him. Sakura you stand back.” Sasuke interjects, taking you off by surprise.

“Huh?” You raise your eyebrow while narrowing your eyes. Sure, chances are you’d have to protect Tazuna. But it would at least be nice if Sasuke discussed it with first.
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>>3519566

“With his bad acting…I can’t help but get agitated. I hate brats who think they’re so cool!” Sasuke kept his cool but it was clear there was annoyance in his words. You felt positively aggregated. Perhaps to the point that you didn’t even notice your internal monologue was coming out.

“Oh hello kettle. Name’s pot. How are you this fine morning?” You looked to Sasuke as you chew him out like your mentor. Sasuke glance at you. Not going to lie he did walk into that one.

Doubly so by deciding for you that he was going to fight instead. Kakashi could only laugh a bit from the brutal honestly coming from you. It reminded him of a certain someone.

“I get the feeling you have tremendous pent up emotions just from working with your comrades.” Haku interjects, noticing the tension between the two of you.

“How can you tell? Thanks for asking.” You smiled, still obviously angry but it soon went away.

“Fine, it’s not like you’ll listen to me if I suggest working together. Just don’t lose.”

“It goes without saying.”

See you two can get along after all. Of course it always felt like you were the one making compromises rather it being a fair two-way street. Regardless, you took to defending Tazuna while watching Sasuke’s fight.

It goes without saying it was a battle of speed. You were learning a lot from this fight. Such as using water to skate across the floor and using rotation to build up both strength and speed. Naturally Sasuke countered every move Haku made. That is until Haku starts to move just his right hand to make hand signs.

“O-One hand signs?!?!” You muttered in complete shocked. Judging from Kakashi’s face he was equally shocked. In mere moments Haku summoned a countless barrage of needles.

You wanted to help Sasuke but you also had faith in him. Instead you burned into memory Haku’s fighting style. On the worst case scenario, it’d be you who’d have to finish the fight. Your faith was rewarded by seeing Sasuke use the chakra control training to speed blitz Haku and catch him off guard.
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>>3519593

After another few exchange of words your eyes manage to catch something off from Haku. You could actually see the blue chakra flowing through him. Before you have time to warn Sasuke, he was already trapped. A dome of mirrors soon surrounded Sasuke from all directions. The mirrors were made of pure ice as each one reflects an image of Haku. Just what kind of jutsu was this?

Kakashi tries to run towards Sasuke to help him out. He was quickly met by Zabuza who blocked him. You get the feeling that you could sneak behind them to help Sasuke. Unfortunately, Zabuza was no fool. He would take advantage of that to either attack you or Tazuna.

That would put Kakashi at great risks. So you were forced to watch instead. The scene of Sasuke getting thrashed by Haku made you upset. Yet you told youself to calm down. Rushing in recklessly would do nobody any good. You still had your trump card to rely on to get passed this.

“Tazuna…...I have a plan in the works. So please understand….”

“Don’t say any more. Just do what you have to.”

“…. Thank you Tazuna.”

You waited for the right moment. That one chance where you could take advantage of. At worst you were going to force that chance right now. So you threw a Kunai as it gets passed the others. It was aimed directly at Haku but he was too fast.

Not only did he dodge it but he caught it as well. Mentally you cursed yourself for not being fast enough. As luck would have it, it did open up a chance. A lone shuriken comes out of nowhere. Haku suddenly suffered a direct hit on the mask before he could attack Sasuke.

Quickly he fell to the ground as smoke start to form. Everyone was distracted, this was your chance!

>Use Inner Sakura as a clone while the real you use Earth style to hide underground
>Wait to see Naruto and lecture him for being a dumbass
>Rescue Sasuke out of there
>Something Else
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>>3519641
>>Use Inner Sakura as a clone while the real you use Earth style to hide underground
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>>3519641
>Rescue Sasuke out of there
We can't risk Haku recovering and continuing the attack on him. Get Sasuke out quick. If we get caught in the dome instead, we can get out more easily thanks to being able to burrow.
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>>3519641
Rescue sasuke
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>>3519641
>Wait to see Naruto and lecture him for being a dumbass
Because Naruto needs to realize how stupid that was.
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>>3519740
We can lecture him after no one's in danger.
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>>3519641
>>Use Inner Sakura as a clone while the real you use Earth style to hide underground
seal needs to weaken we cant go in the mirror dome
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>>3519641
>>Use Inner Sakura as a clone while the real you use Earth style to hide underground
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How I see this going is that we use our hair as a shield, since we can grow it long enough to cover our entire body. After a lul in his attacks we strike all the mirrors at once. Quick, efficient, and cool.
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>>3519657
>>3519762
>>3519938

Of course it would be the number one hyperactive ninja to get involved in such a manner. You didn’t even need to see the smoke clear to gather who would do such an idiotic move. You’re going to have to really chew Naruto out for being a complete and utter dumbass. Such a lecture would have to wait for later. Right now you decide to use the chance that Naruto opened up to initiate your plan. Naruto was pretty damn lucky that you were an opportunist who knew what the ninja rulebook was. Otherwise this wouldn’t have worked in your favor.

With the quick and silent weaving of your hands, you summon Inner Sakura. To pull this off required you to do it in a way that no one would notice. Thus, you created Inner Sakura around your skin to overlap with you. The slightest mistake would be disastrous for you. So if nothing else, you’d have to thank Naruto for being such a good distraction.

Thanks to the training you did with Inner Sakura no one would be the wiser. Right down to capturing the tiniest of details. Your doppelganger would succeed in serving as your stand in. For added insurance, you made sure your clone act how you would in this situation once you separate yourself from the current area point.

With the explosion serving as your cover, you start to send chakra to the ground with your feet. Turning your footing into a fine sand powered. The moister in the area helped you greatly in making the sand act like quicksand. Slowly you slip down into the earth, trying your best not to alert anyone.

It was a delicate procedure that needed the finest of chakra control. Fortunate for you that you have that in spades. Before long you were now buried into the ground thanks to the hiding like a mole technique. In order to be sure that you were safe, you sank to being around six feet under. Perhaps even further than that to try and avoid detection. At least you weren’t claustrophobic. Though you were coming in close from how dangerous this was.

Slowly you swim in the liquidized sand, leaving your trace of trickery patched up. Sure it would take longer than you would like to reach where Sasuke was. It was still better to be smart and take it steady than to be reckless and impatient. You occasionally made pockets of air to breath. Otherwise most of the trip you were holding your breath. Shinra Banshou probably would’ve did the trick much easier without the risk of suffocation. Doing what would other be two B rank jutsus back to back would most likely attract too much attention. Not to mention the stress you’d have trying to continuously maintain them both simultaneously. This was the right decision.
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>>3520017

Now that you finally made your way to the ice mirror dome you can start to plan accordingly how to counter attack. The second advantage that Hiding like a Mole gave was the magnetic forces and seismic senses it bestowed upon you. You were truly thankful that Kakashi taught you those Earth jutsus. Because now you could watch the fight from below and plan accordingly to make for a counter attack. Although you didn’t consider Naruto would be so dumb as to directly dive into the mirror trap! You wanted Naruto attack the mirrors from the other side while you stood stationary to rescue Sasuke while Haku was distracted. The number one knucklehead ninja was making this so much worse than it need to be. If you survive this you’re going to positively pummel the little shrimp for being so dumb!

>Wait for an opening to Sucker Punch Haku with all your strength
>Explore the ring from both in and outside to look for a weak spot in the mirrors
>Cleverly move the ground to help Naruto and Sasuke dodge
>Something Else
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>>3520018
>>Cleverly move the ground to help Naruto and Sasuke dodge
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>>3520018
>Cleverly move the ground to help Naruto and Sasuke dodge
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>>3520018
>Cleverly move the ground to help Naruto and Sasuke dodge
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>>3520018
>>Cleverly move the ground to help Naruto and Sasuke dodge
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>>3520018
>Cleverly move the ground to help Naruto and Sasuke dodge
Maybe shift the mirrors, too. Most of them are hovering, but some would be close enough to the ground to knock out of alignment.
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>>3520018
>Cleverly move the ground to help Naruto and Sasuke dodge
>>3520087 Shifting the mirrors is most likely noticable, so we should only do that at the last moment in order to make a opening.
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>>3520087
>Wants to alert Haku that we are over here not protecting Tazuna.
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Also an important detail everyone seems to forget is Haku is fucking smart and Zabuza has stupid good hearing.
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>>3520092

Which is why Naruto's big fuck up was the only way reasonably Sakura could manage to do what she just did here without getting caught.
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>>3520092
>Also an important detail everyone seems to forget is Haku is fucking smart and Zabuza has stupid good hearing.
And how Sakura knows about this?
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>>3520092
Metagaming is rude mmkay?
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>>3520099
>>3520098
Metagaming is fundamentally unavoidable this early into the plot since everyone knows pretty much everything. What I’m thinking is how would I change the plot.
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>>3520018
>Cleverly move the ground to help Naruto and Sasuke dodge
Don't shift the mirrors, that's way too obvious.
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>>3520030
>>3520035
>>3520079
>>3520082
>>3520087
>>3520089

You continue to remain buried underneath picking up the battle. It was still something to get used to given that you were buried deep underground. Yet you could see it clear as day. You work this to your advantage by keeping your distance. Simultaneously you start to intensely watch Haku’s movements. While it hurts you seeing your comrades in pain, it was a necessary evil. You needed to adjust your earth movement directly in conjunction with Haku’s rhythm.

He was moving at speeds that were hard to pick up even for you. You almost compared it to light speed which had to have been impossible. There had to be some sort method to the madness. Through your best efforts, you begin to predict where Haku was going to attack next. The amount of times it took seeing Sasuke and Naruto get hurt to get the pattern down did test your resolve. Slowly you start to maneuver the floor with your earth chakra.

Through your efforts Haku starts to miss vital signs with his senbons. The damage they took lessen considerably with their legs and spinal cord also protected. Despite your best efforts, Haku still manages to wear both Sasuke and Naruto down. There was only so much you could do without alerting Haku’s attention. He was bound to realize that something was up and his attacks weren’t hitting the mark. So you decide to give Naruto and Sasuke a much needed hand.

“Fire Style: Great Fireball Jutsu!” Sasuke aimed at where Haku was going to aim next after Naruto went off and did another Multi-Shadow Clone Barriage.

You timed yourself for this precise moment. With careful movement, you aimed Sasuke and Naruto’s attacks directly at Haku. All of the mirrors were floating above the ground. So even if you wanted to it wouldn’t be possible to move the mirrors without notice. Instead you were going to use the ground while Haku was distracted to create an opening.

Surely Haku wouldn’t be able to dodge both Naruto and Sasuke’s combination attack and your subtle usage of Earth Release. That is until you saw Haku managing to shield himself from the Great Fireball Jutsu. His leg was caught by the attack but he was still able to mitigate the damage with his ice and strike the Naruto that came closest to punching him. The resulting stunt has Haku landing on to the ground. This still worked in your favor as you were about to reach for Haku’s leg.

“Certain-Kill Ice Spears” Emerging from Haku’s hand was a series of several large ice spikes. They were coming downwards at you at very high speeds. It was hard to tell if he knew where you were or was just splintering the floor just out of a mere hunch. Regardless, you needed to act fast or else you were going to get skewered like a fish.

>Dodge the Spikes and retreat to a safe location to rethink your tactic
>Outmaneuver them to Sneak attack Haku
>Defend yourself with your Shinra Banshou
>Something else
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>>3520121
>Outmaneuver them to Sneak attack Haku
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>>3520115
If you REALLY want to change the plot here's how you do it.
>Think in Sakura's shoes and try going only on the information she has
>Take note of the differences between this Sakura and the Canon one.
>If the QM hasn't announced a enemy trait that you know is canon, treat it as you would a unknown variable in a algebra problem.
Yes Metagaming is in some ways unavoidable, but going in saying "Uhh X has/is Y" is rude when it hasn't come up.
>>3520121
>Counterattack with your Shinra Banshou
I would've liked to avoid using it, but going by wording we're a bit too close to simply dodge it, since we were about to reach for their leg.
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>>3520121
>Outmaneuver them to Sneak attack Haku
See if we can get a leg up on him
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>>3520130
>when it hasn't come up.
Haku practically reading our mind doesn’t fucking count? Zabuza is a stealth attacker that uses the cover of mist to kill doesn’t count? THE FACT THE QM OPENLY LET’S US METAGAME SEEMS TO MEAN NOTHING TO YOU.
Our Sakura isn’t a fucking idiot and is in fact pretty smart, smart enough that metagaming is the only way we would be able to roleplay her intelligence. So fuck off with this “metagaming is bad” bullshit.
>>3520121
>Dodge the Spikes and retreat to a safe location to rethink your tactic
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>>3520121
>Outmaneuver them to Sneak attack Haku

How red can we get the petals on that one genjutsu that let's you burst into a bunch of petals? Think we can fake a spray of something which looks like blood when the spears hit? (Meta wise this is more to ruse Naruto and Sasuke into thinking we've been hit than fool Haku. They still need to bust out the fox / sharingan and Sakura fucking around with the mirror dome has delayed that. But the petals may distract Haku for the vital few seconds Sakura needs to jump him)

Shinra banshou is risky since we're already running inner. I don't think we can keep it up for a prolonged period of time, and I'm sure Haku will be dead set on flushing us out.
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>>3520220
As much as I’d like to see Naruto and Sasuke doubleteam Haku like that I don’t think it’s possible to fake blood spurts with our current abilities.
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>>3520121
>Dodge the Spikes and retreat to a safe location to rethink your tactic
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>>3520249
I'm thinking we use something like https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Genjutsu:_Flower_Petal_Escape
or
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Hundred_Blooming_Flowers_Technique
to throw up of blood red flower petals when the spears hit (while dodging them ofc) that will mimic blood sprays (Sakura is smarter than me and will probably be able to figure out how blood will ooze out when someone underground has been stabbed by several ice spears)

In character reasoning is that, while it may be a long shot, since its super misty maaaaybe Haku will think he hit us and let his guard down. Or maybe Haku won't be fooled, but will focus on the area where we released the petals to try to actually hit us.

OOC reasoning is that, since it's super misty, Naruto and Sasuke are pretty beaten up and might not be thinking that clearly, and their view is blocked by both mirrors and Haku himself, seeing something the colour of blood erupt where the spears pierced will probably make them believe that Sakura has been hurt. And that's where the real fun begins.

Though I admit I don't know if Sakura has the skills to pull this off. Would be fun if she could though.
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>>3520264
I mean we do have those tech according to the character sheet (QM updated it) I don’t think it work though. Haku is really smart and it should be obvious to even the dumbest players here that cheap tricks won’t work.
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>>3520289
>OOC reasoning is that, since it's super misty, Naruto and Sasuke are pretty beaten up and might not be thinking that clearly, and their view is blocked by both mirrors and Haku himself, seeing something the colour of blood erupt where the spears pierced will probably make them believe that Sakura has been hurt. And that's where the real fun begins.

See here, I'm not trying to fool Haku, I'm trying to get Sasuke and Naruto's asses into gear. The petals are like an extra level of smokescreen that Sakura can easily throw up while hustling below ground to sneak attack Haku.
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>>3520412
You do understand how genjutsu work right? You have to hack into a person’s mind for them to be affected so to use it on Naruto and Sasuke you’d have to specifically target them.
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You previously lunged yourself to try and catch Haku’s leg when he landed on to the ground. You didn’t counter for him already making his attack on you. Only a fraction of a second was left for you. There was no time for you to think. You weaved the tiger hand sign, activating Shinra Bansho in the nick of time.

Through your quick movement and Shinra Banshou, you manage to avoid taking a direct hit. Shinra Banshou took the brunt of the attack on the areas you predicted that were going to get hit. It was only for an instant, but that instant was more than enough for you. So you proceed to bet on tricking Haku and your friends to open up another chance.

“Hundred Blooming Flowers Technique!” You mentally scream in between outmaneuvering the spikes.

For this to truly work you needed to take some brunt of the attack to open up a wound. It was around your right side. It wasn’t fatal and in time your body would heal the damage. But it served perfectly as the medium you needed. You laid your trap, going through all the stops to trick Haku.…and your friends.

The trail of blood starts to leak from one of the holes that Haku made underground with his ice spikes. The Genjutsu you implanted made it look like Haku had indeed skewered someone underneath the running pool of blood.

Both Sasuke and Naruto in their half tired state were caught off guard. The sight of blood and the scent of their friend Sakura could only tell them that the worst has happened. Haku meanwhile continued to keep his hand on the ground, getting the feeling that he clearly hit something. And yet…

“Sakura!” They cried out. There was no doubt, it had to have been you. Tension start to rise up as the loom of dread continues. It was safe to say that they were pushed to their breaking point from this little fiasco.

You on the other hand took it upon yourself to maneuver yourself elsewhere. Now was your chance and you weren’t going to let it slip. As Haku continues to look at his handiwork, you suddenly popped out from the ground behind him. Fists clenched together tightly, you quickly throw your strongest punch at Haku. It was going to connect. At least…that’s what should have happened.
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>>3520855

A mirror instantly formed right in between the two of you. You were caught off guard by this sudden mirror. It wasn’t enough to make you waver as you punch through the mirror. That fraction of a second was enough for Haku to catch your fist with his hand. He grips your fist tightly to keep you from leaving his grasp.

“Shannarō!” You aggressively pressed against Haku’s hand, trying your hardest to break his guard. At the same time, Haku was subtly freezing your left hand. You pull yourself upwards and use the chakra in your right hand to push yourself away from Haku. The result left your left hand partially frozen and you weren’t at risk of getting frostbite. Unfortunately, it was going to take a while for it to thaw on its own.

“To deceive your enemies. First you must deceive your friends. Seem like someone here really knows the handbook on how to be a Ninja. The fact you’re here despite the fact that Zabuza is currently fighting Kakashi proves my suspicion. From the start I been keeping an eye on my surroundings. Noticing every little change while my ice subtly changes the temperature. The constant barrage of attacks combined with the freezing cold should be weakening your comrades to the point of collapsing. And yet they were moving almost as if the weather wasn’t affecting them. In fact, they were getting faster and more accurate in dodging my attack. So I had to be sure if it was just clever application of chakra flow…. or someone was helping them from the shadows.” Haku begins to deduce your tactics while getting up from the ground.

“Unlike the number one knucklehead ninja. I can gather you probably used his entrance to tunnel down here. As someone who truly cares for their friends, you couldn’t abandon them to protect Tazuna. It was impossible. At the same time, you couldn’t give it away you were gone. I also hypothesize that you’re using a double to trick all of us.”

This Haku was truly terrifying. Just how did he know that you would be trying to help your teammates. Even if there were mirrors above you, you weren’t sloppy…. right? There was no way with his fast movement he could have enough observation to notice the shift in the earth. So how was he breaking down your tactics with his hypothesis.

“…”

“Be silent all you want. The look on your face tells me enough. At first you been catching me off guard. Shifting the ground in ways to mitigate injury and make sure I miss a vital. To be able to do that despite my speed is truly impressive. Of course it requires study and perfect timing. Something that can only be done through careful observation. The kind of observation I been doing on you."

"...What?!?!"
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>>3520855
I really hope our clone is still intact. Otherwise Tazuna is vulnerable.
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>>3520878
Crush his balls and make him the girl he looks like!
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>>3520901
Why are our players so stupid? That isn’t going to work since he’s faster and freezing us also he doesn’t want to kill any of us. Haku is quite literally the friendliest enemy ninja we’ll ever meet.
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>>3520878

“As you slowly gotten used to my pattern, I was gradually getting used to noticing the small changes on the ground. Adjusting my speed in order to better read the playing field. Unfortunately, this was just merely a hypothesis. But on the off chance I was wrong, the ice formed underground still would’ve kept the two at bay while I return to the mirror. And the floor being covered with ice will resume lowering the body temperature. If not speed the process further. “Haku turns his attention to Naruto and Sasuke before back at you.

“…...What exactly was the basis of your hypothesis. Even if you were right about me unable to abandoned my friends. How could you be sure of that when I was right over there reacting to Zabuza and Master Kakashi’s fight?” You questioned him, pulling yourself up as well. Your eyes looked to your clone who was perfectly replicating you as we speak.

“If two members of your team can make tangible clones on the same level as Shadow Clones…...then the possibility that another one could do it is quite high. And even if it’s not exactly a shadow clone, it still has to be tangible enough to try and fool us. A high quality clone like that takes a lot of effort both physical and especially mentally.” You gritted your teeth upon having Haku see right through you. Just what kind of battles have been going through to be so keen and observant.


“How you use clones in battle depends entirely on the user. For instance, you can be wasting your efforts trying to play whack a mole against someone who can move too fast for normal eyes to follow. Or you could use them more cleverly in between the ambush to transform one of them into the environment and sneak out to attack the outside. Or at very least give yourself another opening when the time is right. It’s almost sad such a highly skilled technique is being used by a moron. My previous opinion of him has changed somewhat.” It almost sounds like Haku was watching the first time you fought Zabuza. In hindsight, that’s probably what made Haku continuously keep his guard up.

“At the same time, being a moron has its advantages. Such as being too stupid to be overwhelmed by the sensory overload of a clone. If trained, a clone can be able to act independently. Acting like a perfect doppelganger and doing exactly what you would normally do in a situation. It doesn’t stop the fact that information is relayed to you at all times. So imagine the strain you must be having watching two battles happen simultaneously. “You couldn’t refute that.

While it was true your attention mainly focused on Naruto and Sasuke. You still saw the events with Kakashi and Zabuza as it happened in real time through Inner Sakura. For instance, you knew that Kakashi was injured and Zabuza has resorted to relying solely on his acute hearing. You were honestly lucky Kakashi was keeping him at bay. Otherwise, he’d probably try and attack Inner Sakura right now.
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>>3520912

“In other words…... your analytical skills have been cut in half. As well your reflexes aren’t as keen as they would be normally. It’s those weaknesses combined with your lack of harden battle sense that makes you still not up to my level. Otherwise that sneak attack would've gotten me even with my mirror trick.“

“…It’s true. I might not have Sasuke’s innate gift for combat or Naruto’s battle instincts. It’s as you said. I’m someone that relies on my intellect rather than trust my gut. That said, even if you’re the amalgamation of all three of us. It doesn’t change the fact it’s still one vs three. We won’t lose! “ You shout in an attempt to motivate the team.

Sasuke on the other hand was mainly keeping quiet. His hair was oddly enough covering his face so you couldn’t see his eyes. On Naruto’s end, he was plum tired. It would be lucky if he was even listening to the conversation let alone still capable of fighting.


“Admirable to still cling to hope despite the odds. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use the earth around you. Your left arm has been partially frozen and the ground has been sealed with my ice. So your tactics have also been cut in half. And I won’t give you a chance to recover!” Haku quickly jumps back into the mirror. Preparing to make another swift onslaught directly at you.

>Gamble it with One Hand Hand Signs
>Play Defensive and Try to Break the ice
>Focus on dodging for now and give moral support
>Something Else
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>>3520929
>Use hair to shatter the ice by puncturing it.
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>>3520941
Or crushing it. I’m impartial to either.
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>>3520929
>>3520929
>Focus on dodging for now and give moral support
Even if we do burst free of the ice then the boys are still stuck in the mirror dome, so we're literally back to square one. Hopefully the combo of seeing us (almost) getting skewered, us actively getting attacked and Haku focusing the brunt of attention on us will be enough to allow them to break free.

I kinda want to leave our hair jutsus in reserve. Those jutsu and shinra bansho are our two trump cards, since Haku hasn't had a chance to observe them yet.
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>>3520958
We can’t use Shinra Banshou or most of our other techs without breaking the ice.
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>>3520977

Technically could through One Handed Hand Sighs.
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>>3520929
>Focus on dodging for now and give moral support
>You did pack the basic ranged weaponry right?
>When in doubt, stick to the basics.
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>>3520929
>>Use hair to shatter the ice by puncturing it.

Could you cut down on the exposition? It's getting to be a slog to read through.
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>>3520912
>Focus on dodging for now and give moral support
Gotta conserve chakra or tazuna might get fucked
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>>3520985

My apologize. I wanted to A. Show off Haku's intellectual side and point out him breaking down your tactic. Had to rewatch the fight just to be sure I was getting things accurate.

B. Point another weakness/flaw in both Inner Sakura in character as well hint at the other reason you're on Team Seven. You got the brains but not the Fighting Instinct. Something that Naruto and Sasuke forged through their constant battles and bickering.

and C. I also wanted to hint at just how valuable Shadow Clones are and beat it into Naruto's head just how dumb he is for not using them to their full potential. The fact it takes him nearly three years to realize he can use them to skip lengthy training arcs is asinine.
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>>3521012
>The fact it takes him nearly three years to realize he can use them to skip lengthy training arcs is asinine.
So we might be having early powerlevel booms huh?
Well I suppose the plot derail was gonna happen sooner or later.
Quick question for our SOSP.
If we diverge hard enough, will Sasuke's Future Mangekyou change?
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>>3520929
>Dig into the ground again.

She can't harm us when we are down there. We charge chakra into our fist to speed the Regen. After all that, find out what's happening. Maybe we should check out Kalashi's fight instead.
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>>3521040

Things will change and I'll work around them accordingly if divergences happen. That comes with the territory of a quest based on a series like Naruto. As for power levels, I'm keeping them in control. Stuff like Rasen Shuriken will be heavily regulated. Just this Naruto thanks to your constant attention will be more versatile than OG canon Naruto. Hoperfully [/spoiler[
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>>3520929
>Focus on dodging for now and give moral support
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>>3520929
>Play Defensive and Try to Break the ice

>>3521040
Can we get the color of his Susanoo to change? That's the only change to Sasuke's Mangekyo that I'm interested in. Because the fused Susanoo/Kurama combo move has just such an awful color scheme. Purple and yellow, it's not great. Inner Sakura is probably going to wind up wearing it at some point after growing to giant size, we need to give our triple chakrazord fusion a better look than that.
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You slammed your remaining hand down to propel yourself again. Watching Haku’s movements started to give you new ideas with Chakra Flow. If nothing else this fight was helping you improve. Haku on the other hand closed in on you with his speed. You turn your body midway to avoid a stab. His strike still grazes you, but it was better than the alternative.

With one hand frozen your options were heavily limited. The ground was frozen in ice, more specifically there was an incredibly thick layer of ice over it. Making Earth jutsus would be that much harder. Not to mention you’d have to break through the ice to dig underground. Something that Haku will not give you the opportunity to do. Safe to say that you were at a great disadvantage.

Not to mention you were forced into the outside by Haku to keep you separated. The barrier of the ice mirrors kept Naruto and Sasuke from interfering. But the cold was getting to them even if they weren’t trapped. How were you going to tackle this situation with your limited options? As you wrack your brain around it, Haku appears yet again to strike at you. You quickly turn to avoid a direct hit, but he stabbed you good in right abdomen as you pull back. Already Haku returned to the mirror.

“Forget it!” You reached into your pocket to pull out a Kunai before running. This was the perfect time to rely on the basics. As you ran you saw Haku’s image constantly appearing.

No matter how far you run to circle around the mirror, he seems to always keep up with you. Forcing you to be on the defensive as you dodge his barrage of attacks.

With careful turns and graceful flips, you relied solely on your acrobatics to mitigate the damage. Unfair to you however Haku was forming an Ice mirror behind you after your latest flip.

You turn around to look directly at where the Ice Mirror was only to see it shattered. It was a diversion!

“Too slow.” Haku once again appeared behind you with senbon in hand. He thrusts against you as you manage to seemingly disappear from his sight. In that brief exchange you managed to use the Tiger sign. Achieving the requirements allowed you to perform the Body Flicker Technique.

“Shannarō!” You tried to catch Haku by surprise yet again, only for him to clash against your Kunai with his Senbon. He cleverly uses the force of your strike to launch himself back into the mirror.

Once again you found yourself on wits ends. Even with the Body Flicker Technique and your Chakra flow training. Haku was still faster than you. Though the difference between the two of you lessened greatly. You turn your attention back to Naruto as he was still on the ground. You had to do something.
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>>3521168
>>Restrain him with your Hair
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>>3521155

“Naruto get up right this second! You said it yourself. That you’re going to be Hokage and be the greatest ninja. So you don’t have the luxury of lying down. Or maybe Kakashi was right and I’ll be Hokage instead.” You screamed.

“…I got it Sakura. I was just luring Haku into a false sense of security datebayo.” Naruto slowly picks himself up. It was just a miracle that he had enough strength to pick himself up. Too many Shadow clones in session was draining him. Even if he would get the chakra back, all the experiences he felt were weighting him down. Not to mention the injuries he suffered and the cold sapping him of strength.

“Sasuke! Are you just going to stand there and let yourself freeze to death! The Sasuke I know wouldn’t accept such a poor excuse.” You tried your hand at motivating Sasuke. It was unneeded but not unappreciated as Sasuke cracks his knuckles.

“…Thanks for buying me time Sakura. I can see his movements much clearly now.” Sasuke smiles, revealing his Sharingan to you. That’s the same move that Kakashi pulled off! There was one tome on his right eye but two on his left. It wasn’t fully realized but at its currently level it was more than enough.

“I won’t let you!” Haku shouts, failing to hit you directly yet again as he then attempts to return to the mirror to finish Sasuke off.

>Block his path with Earth Style
>Restrain him with your Hair
>Use Body Flicker to catch up to him
>Something else
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>>3521176
>Restrain him with your Hair
Ground is still iced so earth style might be too slow, and he's already shown to be able to keep up with our body flickers. Time to blindside him.
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>>3521176
>Restrain him with your hair
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>>3521176
>Restrain him with your Hair

>Sharingan
Huh so the flower thing did work.
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>>3521200
We actually did get cut by Haku.
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>>3521176
>Restrain him with your Hair
cant freeze hair
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>>3521204
>The Genjutsu you implanted made it look like Haku had indeed skewered someone underneath the running pool of blood.

We did get cut but the genjutsu added to the ~drama~ of the thing. Pity this didn't cause Naruto to get the ninetails powerup as well, but I'm happy with just one of them powering up from this considering they're not as wounded as canon.
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>>3521213

Kurama was having none of that.
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>>3521220
>>3521213
Kurama is going to have any excuses when Orochimaru shows up. Even all of team 7 working together at their very best would lose to him.
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>>3521225
*isn’t
Dammit, also may I say I really want to explore the other countries.
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>>3521188
>>3521192
>>3521200
>>3521209

Sensing the threat level coming from Sasuke, Haku quickly moves towards him. You knew that you have to stop him. So you put as much Chakra Flow as you can quickly muster to strengthen your hair to its strongest point. Your hair grew wildly in rapid session. In just a blink of an eye you were almost eclipsed by your long hair.

” Hair Binding Technique!” Multiple tendrils of hair shot out from you in their attempt to capture Haku. Unlike your body those strands of hair were far more fluid and could reach even greater speeds. So you placed your next gamble on it.

Just moments before making it to the mirror. Haku turns to notice himself getting surrounded by the tendrils. He resorted to shielding himself with one arm while reeling his other one behind him. He quickly attempts to freeze the strands. But your chakra protected the hair as he suddenly finds himself restrained.

“Gotcha!” Upon saying that, you found yourself stricken with multiple needles. The very same needles that were meant for Sasuke. Yet you toughen through the pain and only tighten the bindings on him. At long last you finally managed to put a stop to Haku. Or you so you thought as you notice his free hand was making hand signs.

“Shi- “Before you could restrain the hand, Haku had succeeded in completing the Jutsu. Quickly Haku preformed the One Thousand Needles of death by using one of the mirrors as the medium. Even after managing to partially capture Haku he still found a way to attack! Inner Sakura glitches a bit over your growing frustration over Haku continuously taking control of the situation from you.

“Sasuke Run!” You called out to him, unaware that the true aimed of the Thousand Needles…..was Naruto?!?!?!
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>>3521244
Really? This shit again?
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>>3521244

Sasuke was one step ahead of you as he ends up pushing Naruto out of the way to take most of the brunt of the attack. To your horror both you and Naruto saw Sasuke getting punctured by Haku’s ice needles. Sasuke stood his grown and protected Naruto. A true shinobi raised by Kakashi.

Haku then took advantage of the shock of seeing Sasuke punctured by moving his restrained body quickly to you. Before you had the chance to gather your wits, you had the displeasure of receiving a powerful knee to the gut. The hair recoiled from the pain, allowing Haku to return to escape from your bindings.

“Is this the first time you faced a friend’s death? To have it happen in front of your eyes and be unable to stop it. Have you ever experienced the true horrors of combat? Or know what it truly means to be a ninja? How envious…. but that’s equally naïve. A ninja must never hesitate no matter what happens. “Haku lectures you while brushing his cloak. There were restrain marks on his limbs. Showing that he didn’t get out of that exchange uninjured.

“Your comrade was an admirable shinobi. To willingly plunge into a trap all for the sake of someone else. To protect someone dear to him…..he obtained true strength at that very moment. He’s a shinobi worth respect.” Haku snaps his fingers, forming several mirrors around you.

>Rage forward and Attack Haku
>Keep your cool and dismantle the mirrors/counterattack
>Break through the ice to use earth style to rescue Sasuke.
>Something Else
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>>3521281
>>Keep your cool and dismantle the mirrors/counterattack

This feels like it's starting to drag on.
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>>3521281
>Keep your cool and dismantle the mirrors/counterattack
>>3521284
I never wanted this in the first place
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>>3521281
>Keep your cool and dismantle the mirrors/counterattack
Naruto's going to be doing enough raging for the both of them soon enough.
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>>3521281
>Keep your cool and dismantle the mirrors/counterattack
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>>3521281
>Keep your cool and dismantle the mirrors/counterattack
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>>3521281
>Keep your cool and dismantle the mirrors/counterattack
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>>3521284
>>3521293
>>3521299
>>3521301
>>3521326
>>3521334

You were hit with a wave of emotions. So much so that Inner Sakura was having trouble keeping herself together. In order to keep yourself calm, you bite deeply into your arm. It was to the point that your frozen hand was dripping with blood. You looked at Haku with murderous intent. And yet you started to calm down.

“Can you really kill someone? Can you really do it with a heart as pure and kind as yours? And if you do…do you really believe you can carry the weight of taking another’s life?”

“….” You didn’t answer him. The questions he raised were very good points. You never once considered the possibility of killing someone. Just exactly what it means to take a life? And what burden would you face robbing someone of everything. Their hopes, dreams, futures, etc. It was heavy. Heavier than anything you faced. Yet you still rose up.

“I’m sorry. I shouldn’t be testing your resolve like this. I took your precious someone from you. To protect my dream. By every right you should come at me with the intent to kill. That is the way of the Ninja.” Haku pulls out more senbons as he readies himself.

The multitudes of mirrors that formed around you shattered. Your hair was wildly taking it out on the mirrors. Punching them in rapid session before ultimately breaking through them. Haku continued to look at you as you pick yourself up. You also got into fighting position.

On the sound of a drop of water did the two of you blitz towards one another. Haku took aimed while you just geared your fist into a punch. The rope burn injury from Haku’s legs weakened his once blinding speed. You on the other hand weren’t sure if it was good fortune or simply because you were too motivated by tranquil fury. But you found yourself being a fraction of a second faster than Haku.

In this cross counter showdown, you slam your fists as hard as you can against Haku. While simultaneously you harden your defenses to deflect the senbon. Haku was knocked through the mirror and back into his ice prison.

You slowly walk towards him, still brittle with emotion and adrenaline. The ice on your hand was melted and the wound on your body quickly start to heal. However, what would knock you out of your resolved state was the sight of Naruto. His body pulsated with red chakra.

The fight is more or less at it's last stage
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>>3521371

It was a sinister feeling that snapped you out of your tranquil fury. Instead it placed fear and worry into your heart. Within a few short moments you saw Naruto take on Haku in his enraged state. Injuries aside, Haku still managed to hold his own against Naruto. A futile endeavor as Naruto’s chakra rose and ultimately he became too strong to handle.

With another powerful punch, you would see Haku flying across the battlefield as the mirror prison falls apart. It was just the two of you now. You were rather scared but you kept close to Naruto. He turns to you as you saw the experience was breaking him apart.

“…Sakura…I leave Sasuke to you.” Naruto struggled to say. You saw the tears in his eyes as his Chakra continues to explode violently. Even though he was more possessed and vicious. He was still struggling to keep himself together. So you choose to leave Haku to Naruto without question. Through inner Sakura’s eyes you knew that Zabuza was caught. So you can send her off to watch the battle with Naruto and Haku just in case.

You quickly made your way to Sasuke. You desperately ran as fast as you could before you drop to your knees. Naturally you did all the steps needed to check on Sasuke’s condition. He was getting colder by the second and losing a lot of blood. He wasn’t dead but he was going to die soon.

“Shit! Shit! Shit! Shit!” You start slamming your hands against the ground. You were breaking the ice but you were causing quite the scene of destruction. Tears were flowing through your eyes as you think about the shinobi never showing any emotion. Yet you couldn’t help yourself. Instead you grit your teeth angrily trying to tackle the situation.

Calm down Sakura! There has to be away! Think! You’re Saura Haruno, top student in the academy! A proud member of team 7 damn it! If there’s any time to use your encyclopedia of knowledge, then now’s that time! Come on! Think Think Think! Don’t stop thinking! As you push your brain to its limits, an idea pops into your head.

>Use Medical Ninjutsu for the First time
>Patch Sasuke up with your tools and try to revive him
>Rush him to Kakashi
>Risk using Yang Chakra to stabilize Sasuke through Chakra Transfer Technique
>Something else
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>>3521378
>check his fucking wounds first. If we can’t diagnose the problem we might actually make things worse
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>>3521378
>Use Medical Ninjutsu for the First time
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>>3521378
>Risk using Yang Chakra to stabilize Sasuke through Chakra Transfer Technique
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>>3521378
>Patch Sasuke up with your tools and try to revive him
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>>3521391
>Naturally you did all the steps needed to check on Sasuke’s condition
She did check on it though
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>>3521378
>Use Medical Ninjutsu for the First time
>use Shinra Banshou to cheat our way to learning how to heal.
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>>3521378
>Use Medical Ninjutsu for the First time
Okay, so he's getting colder, let's use that. Cold should reduce blood flow and prevent him from bleeding out, so we heal the wounds, and then bring his temperature up.
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>>3521378
>>Patch Sasuke up with your tools and try to revive him

Top priority is to stop the bleeding.
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>>3521392
>>3521412
>>3521413

https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Healing_Technique Acquired
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>>3521440

The medical books you read during your spare time was coming back to you. Being the resident egghead you did some brushing up on medical ninjutsu. The core basics were coming to you as you start to carefully remove the senbons in Sasuke’s body. The cold was reducing blood flow which was working to your favor.

You use Shinra Banshou to place your right hand into Sasuke’s body. It started to merge with his flesh as you begin to share chakra with him. On your other hand you start to form a greenish white ball. The ball of healing chakra starts to patch up Sasuke of his injuries. Shinra Banshou was helping you synchronize your chakra with Sasuke among other things not yet known to you.

The only attention you had was focused entirely on saving Sasuke. That said, you notice something strange on Sasuke as you heal him. It had seemed that despite the injuries he received. He had absolutely zero injuries to his vital areas. This just didn’t make any sense unless Haku never had any intention of killing any of you. As you try to decode this, you start to see life in Sasuke.

“S-Sakura” Sasuke cried out to you.

“Sasuke!” You were on the verge of tears at your spontaneous action had worked.

“W-What happened. Where’s Haku and Naruto?”

“Naruto went berserk and overpowered Haku. He’s battling him right no-“Before you finish, you start to see the image of Haku sacrificing himself for Zabuza through Inner Sakura. Tears start to pour out of your eyes for some reason. He was your enemy and yet you were crying for him. Just why was that?

“Sakura what happened!” Sasuke continue to call out as he slowly rise up.

“…Haku’s dead. He sacrificed himself.…..for Zabuza. “

>Continue healing Sasuke
>Finish your current treatment and take him to Kakashi and Naruto
>Something else
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>>3521501
>Continue healing Sasuke
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>>3521501
>>Continue healing Sasuke
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Also I really hope there will be plenty of non-MC OC jutsus that aren’t retarded because we don’t get many of those.
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>>3521501
>Finish your current treatment and take him to Kakashi and Naruto
If he's in good enough shape to talk and sit up, he's in good enough shape to heal the rest of the way on his own. Let's regroup with the rest of the team.
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>>3521510

I mean filler, novel and game jutsus give me a lot of fuel enough already. But I have considered such possibilities. Especially for the potential railroading for the future.
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>>3521526
Personally I want more variety in the more experienced ninja’s jutsus list and I think Naruto has enough absurd jutsus like link related.
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Body_Revival_Technique
Who the fuck thought this shit is a good idea?
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>>3521537

Aside from the Dark Chakra and absurdity that is using all eight Gates when we obviously seen no actual showing of that in the fight with Naruto. I checked, but anyway. I do like the concept of biofeedback. and it using the concept of muscle growth. If it was just those aspects it'd be perfect for Sakura. Especially when you hear about her achievements in her novel.
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>>3521537
Someone writing a movie villain who needed him to appear threatening for the five minutes of actual fight scene he'd be in before vanishing forever with no impact on the plot.
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>>3521554
Yet the very existence of the tech would shatter the entire setting. At least the Chimera tech that steals kekkai genkai required a shit ton of work.
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>>3521563

If left in it's original state yes. Not because of Shinno's skills no. God no. Just because of that throwaway line about the gates. Despite the fact from what we know of them it didn't compare. You'd have a better argument comparing out put with Chakra enhanced strength.
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>>3521578
>Just because of that throwaway line about the gates.
That alone breaks it. It sounded fine until sound it said “this form allows him to perform techniques that are normally taxing for the body, including open all Eight Gates, without any drawbacks” which includes a lot of techs because taxing the body is one of the most drawbacks in all of Naruto. Realistically if any of the hidden villages caught wind of this shit an arms race would start.
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>>3521578
Yeah, the Eight Gates top out at "kick so hard that even end of series Madara with all his bullshit sincerely thinks it's a threat to his life". None of the jutsu Sasuke and Naruto threw at him scared him, but Night Guy did. Shinno was probably just hyping his technique up to sound cool. I mean, the real explanation is that it's from much earlier in the series than the final fight and so the full power of the Eight Gates wasn't known yet, but if we're trying to reconcile it with canon that's the answer that makes sense.
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>>3521612
The way it seems to function would in fact allow it to mitigate shit like the self damage of the Eight Inner Gates but all Eight Gates is absurd. So yeah I think we can all agree that it’s just an exaggeration for the sake of everything sane.
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>>3521604

Which would be ironic since if I was going to include it, the jutsu taxes the body due to the continuous destruction and reconstruction of one's muscles and auto control of your body's functions. Just a move that runs on growth/tapping into the muscles 100% strength and biofeedback. That alone makes it A ranked. Arguably S if we consider Senjutsu or the Byakugo Seal as a suitable battery.


None of this dumb crap like mitigating shit like the gates let alone using them all with a get out of free death card. Just none
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>>3521631

Also forgot that Sasuke fucks that jutsu up with some chidori senbon to disrupt his muscle/chakra control and he shrivels up like an elder man. So yeah Shinno is full of shit. Just like all movie villains.
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>>3521501
>>Finish your current treatment and take him to Kakashi and Naruto
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>Continue treatment.
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>>3521501
>Continue healing Sasuke
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>>3521604
>>3521631
From what I read it's mostly because the Zero Tails was bullshit though.
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>>3522094
>>3521976
>>3521506
>>3521508

Sasuke shared a lot of shock and confusion Yet there was a hint of disappointment since after all he wanted to see how his Sharingan would compare to Haku. Not to mention Haku could’ve killed them multiple times and yet he didn’t. Sasuke would respect Haku but also find that insulting to his honor. He was ready to put his life on the line and didn’t need such charity.

For now, he would swallow his pride as you continue to heal him. You on the other hand was still thinking about his words. Both to you and Naruto as you learned about his background. It was oddly hypocritical that Haku talks about not killing one’s enemies isn’t an act of compassion. And yet he couldn’t bring himself to kill any of you.

It made you think what you would do in his position had Naruto didn’t interrupt the fight. You were running off pure emotion and adrenaline but even then. Could you have still done it? Could you take another’s life? These were questions that really tested what it means to be a ninja for you.

What truly got to you was the pain of not being needed by anyone. To live without a dream or validation. Your background wasn’t nearly as harsh as Haku’s. It did not change the fact you know that feeling to some extent. Had things have been different, you could’ve been a good friend to Haku.

This really begin to start making you question your own resolve and dream. You know people who experience the same suffering as Haku. To be hated for having something that others lacked. At the same time, you don’t know if you could really help them or was it just you being conceited.

“Sakura, it’s alright. You don’t need to overthink it…...” Somehow Sasuke was reading your mind. Although it wasn’t hard considering you had a deep look of sadness in your eyes. You chose to say nothing but nod. There would be time to really think about this later. Right now you focused your efforts in repairing Sasuke until he was able to freely move on his own.

“….. Thanks by the way.”

“…For what?”

“For everything. I might not have been here to continue my own life if you hadn’t risk it all to save me. “

“…. if you have time to be thankful. Then…...don’t ever be reckless like that again!” You end up crying into Sasuke’s chest. Your hands were still healing him as he comforts you. Until there was no more tears in your eyes, you continue to let it all out.

By the time Sasuke’s healing was complete you would find yourself greeted by Naruto, Tazuna and Kakashi. The five of you shared a moment. Words were not needed as each of you could tell what the other was feeling. You were all glad that you managed to get out of this alive. You were really happy and yet you were still filled with immense sadness.
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>>3522398

Later down the line you would find yourself placing flowers at Haku and Zabuza’s graves. Although they were your enemies you couldn’t bring yourself to hate them. So the humane thing to do was to properly bury them and give some last rites. The mission was over and Tazuna was able to complete the bridge in peace. Gato was killed and there was nobody else to deal with. And yet…

>Keep silent and continue to morn over Haku and Zabuza
>Question Kakashi on what it means to be a ninja and if what Haku & Zabuza believe is truly the right way?
>Something else

[you can add in write in for your dialogue as well.]
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>>3522400
>Keep silent and continue to mourn over Haku and Zabuza
By the way Sage the correct spelling is “mourn”. You are using a spell checker right?
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>>3522398
> I might not have been here to continue my own life if you hadn’t risk it all to save me
This is so clunky. Why not something simpler like “I might have not survived if it was for you”? Embrace KISS Keep It Simple Stupid dammit.
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>>3522400
>Something else
>"What happens here now? Gato's dead, but Wave still doesn't have any way to protect itself from anyone else that wants to take advantage of it. I don't want this to turn out to have been pointless. Are they going to hire more missions?"
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>>3522400
>Keep silent and continue to morn over Haku and Zabuza
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>>3522444
*”I might have not survived if it wasn’t for you”
Damn the typos.
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>>3522444

This is why I shouldn't write moments after waking up.
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>>3522453
Well that explains a lot.
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>>3522400
>Take Zabuza's Sword. If left alone some pilliger will take it from his grave, so you might as well wield a sword your size.
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>>3522474

I mean I technically was considering that to be an option but in my half-awaken state thought that was poor taste. But if everyone still wants that then sure
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>>3522400
>Keep silent and continue to morn over Haku and Zabuza

>>3522474
Nope, the only weapons Sakura needs is her brain and her two fists (+ Jojo hair)
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>>3522483
It's in a little poor taste, but I can get behind it. Even without meta-knowledge that Suigetsu is going to steal it, Sakura could reason that someone interested in the Seven Swords of the Mist would take it. You don't leave cultural treasures/powerful weapons just lying around. Better not to leave temptation for Zabuza's grave to be despoiled.
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>>3522490
>>3522499
>>3522474
I’m not actually interested in the sword but would like to use weapons though. I think there is a lot of potential with specially made weapons I think Boruto goes full retard with it though that I think it would be worth pursuing.
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>>3522474
this
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>>3522483
>>3522499
In all honesty it is very poor taste. Like isn’t there cultural taboos against this shit?
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>>3522519

the only rule in the ninja handbook is 'your boss sets the rules. anything else is fair game'
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>>3522440
>>3522447
>>3522490

Got my coffee

>>3522519

It is taboo to rob a person's grave. Especially when considering Kekki Genkai and other secrets. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure Zabuza wouldn't hate his sword being used by people he acknowledge which is Kakashi's group.
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>>3522529
There is a bunch of forbidden shit though and a lot of the mysticism is based in Buddhism and Nip folklore. So yeah there is a lot of “spiritually” and “technically” forbidden stuff if you actually paid attention.
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Imagine the shit we could do if we used the sword with Shinra Banshou.
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>>3522519
It would almost be considered more disrespectful to leave a fine sword to rust in a field somewhere, particularly to the smith who forged it. As for the fallen warrior there was typically little regard for any sense of sanctity: it wasn't uncommon historical practice to take trophy heads with one's tanto, and in Naruto capturing a noteworthy shinobi's body to anylize any secret techniques is also common.

tl;dr no reasonable person would bat an eye at taking Zabuza's sword. In fact, most Kages would be pissed if one of their ninja passed up the chance to bring home one of the Seven Swords.
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>>3522555
Really couldn’t care less. I’m more worried about the moral repercussions than what we could do with the sword (it’s not that great in my opinion)
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>>3522569
And really, which is more disrespectful? Leaving the sword for any random person to grab? Or having an honored enemy take it and respect Zabuza's memory in the process?
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>>3522569
>gaijin tries to bullshit a justification take and use the sword
Why not use it for political and social gain if that how you think? Last I checked there were a bunch of worthwhile techs in the scroll that are better than the sword.
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>>3522577
There disrespectful about leaving it since taking is unethical and disturbing the dead is considered more disrespectful than leaving that’s not even getting into the weird concept of taint. Logically however it’s sound but that’s not argument you are trying to make. What you are arguing is immoral but are trying to present it as moral through mental gymnastics.
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Im the guy who suggested it.

I agree with the guy above that Zabuza wouldnt mind. Its also a powerful weapon from my understanding and perfect for our enhanced strength. Hell, imagine taking the metal from it with our absorbsion technique.
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>>3522602
And lastly, we did win in the end. winner goes the spoils.
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>>3522400
Supporting >>3522474
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>>3522440
>>3522447
>>3522490
>>3522474
>>3522517
>>3522555
>>3522499
>>3522611

Ya'll motherfuckers are going to turn Sakura into a demon one day.

After putting the dumplings down, you complete the offering to Zabuza and Haku. The question about what it means to be a ninja and your own goals still linger in your head. Yet you choose to remain silent and continue to mourn over the two.

“Hmm. I don’t like it!”

Everyone quickly turn their attentions to Naruto. He was previously keeping quiet which was really odd if not disturbing for you. That’s not the normal dimwit you know.

“You know what Zabuza and Haku said. About what a true ninja should be. I just can’t agree with it.” Naruto exclaimed.

“Ninjas shouldn’t seek the reason for their own existence. What’s important is to merely exist as tools. It’s the same no matter which village you’re from.” Kakashi explained.

“Do you believe in that?” Sasuke asked.

“Hmm…. Well…. That’s why all ninja live trying to figure that out without realizing it. Just like those two.” There was a serious look on Kakashi’s face as he looks at the scenery. Seem like even he had to struggle for his ninja way.

“Then I decided! I’m going to pursuit my own ninja way! I’m gonna sprint ahead and pursue a way that I won’t absolutely regret!” Naruto smiles.

Kakashi couldn’t help but smile at Naruto. Not that you and Sasuke didn’t do the same. There was no reason to rush just yet. You have plenty of time to come and decide your own ninja way. So for now, the best thing you decide on was to tackle the present. You slowly place your hand against the Kubikiribōchō’s handle.

“Sakura? What are you...” Sasuke asked in mild concern. Everyone was watching the Kunoichi slowly pull both hands against the handles.
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>>3522616

“I put a lot of thought of it and it just doesn't sit with me either. I want both Zabuza and Haku to rest in peace. Unfortunately, there’s too many people who would eventually come after the sword once news spread that Zabuza is dead. I don’t…. want either of them to have any regrets or lingering attachments. It might come off as being selfish, but…I think it’s best if we take this executioner’s blade with us.”

“You’re right about that. Many people would come here looking for that sword. And if they discover Haku’s Kekkei Genkai it would equally be troublesome. I’m going to pull up a seal to protect Haku’s corpse. As for Zabuza’s sword……I think Zabuza and Haku would be willing to let you use that sword to protect those you care dearly Sakura. “Kakashi pets your head while keeping a smile.

“Do as you like.” Sasuke seems to be pretty fine with it.

“You say that but I’m pretty sure Sakura’s gonna get cursed. I mean she already has freaky hai- “Before Naruto could finish that line, you quickly pulled out the Kubikiribōchō and points it at Naruto. Your pink hair was floating ominously as you glare at Naruto. The repressed trauma of being entangled by your hair was retuning with a vengeance.

“Ah! I knew it! Sakura is possessed by Zabuza! Nooooo!”

It has been two weeks since that faithful day. With Gato no more there was nothing to really worry about. That didn’t stop your team from staying until the bridge was completed. Sasuke still needed to recover as did Kakashi. Also it was best to make sure that nobody else came. You could also use some more training now that you gotten Zabuza’s blade.

>How do you structure your time in the next two weeks?
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>>3522595
It's not considered disrespectful within the setting. Quite to the contrary, it would usually be expected.
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>>3522616
Yes it’s clearly psychopathic. Like Orochimaru levels of psychopathic.
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>>3522620
I'll just say this, since we HAVE the thing now, some basic sword practice would make sense. No reason to half-ass it.
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>>3522621
Yes it fucking is. However morals often get in the way of victory which is the entire point of the Haku fight.
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>>3522620
>“Ah! I knew it! Sakura is possessed by Zabuza! Nooooo!”

Ha! So yeah, some sword practice would be good.

Also, what's the bridge gonna be named? I think naming it after Tazuna's dead son would be good.
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>>3522631
Since we have a massive blade now, lets train with it. Mix with some basic strength training and we should be fine and dandy.

Sometimes its fun to play it morally ambiguous. Hell, we could go Yandere on Sasuke when the time comes.
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>>3522620
>sword training
Since we have the thing
>Physical conditioning - working towards flower seal
Since it'll mix well with learning to heft that sword about
>Spend time with Naruto and Sasuke
Since they've been through a lot

If we have time we could throw in some chakra flow / shape training / earth jutsu practice on the side - but I mainly want to focus on physical training and getting to grips with the sword.
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>>3522629
I genuinely don’t think it’s that great and that it’s the worst of the seven swords. Seriously the others are way better.
>>3522620
Focus on improving speed, one handed seals, and our ability to multitask. Those were the things that dragged us down and more important than the damn sword. Also use the clone to train.
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>>3522642
>I genuinely don’t think it’s that great and that it’s the worst of the seven swords. Seriously the others are way better.
Honestly, there are only about three of them that are actually good. Kiba, Hirameki, and Samehada. The rest are just dumb gimmicks and poorly-balanced blades. One of them is literally just a tape dispenser full of explosive tags.
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>>3522642
>>3522646
Yeah didn't support taking it either, too bad I missed the vote. But since we're decided to take it might as well learn to use it, since otherwise we might as well stick it back in the grave.
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>>3522646

QM could change it up a little bit. I mean, its a giant damn sword so there might be an ability where it grows bigger into a Giant or Mountain Slaying blade.
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>>3522646
Kubikiribōchō only unique property is it can regen. That’s it. All other ones at least do something special.
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>>3522620
>>3522638
Support.
Have inner do the chakra flow and shape training and earth jutsu stuff while Sakura does the physical training and learns swordfighting. That way she gets used to splitting her attention between clones too.
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>>3522672
I'll support this.
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>>3522652
>>3522646

Don't knock the sewing sword Nuibari. It is grossly underestimated/overlooked.

Going to take a page from Rave Master for Shibuki. The concept of an exploding sword is actually pretty damn effective and dangerous. It looking like a giant stick of explosive tags however. Just no.

Kabutowari I'm slowly working on but that's harder to think logically how it should work/appearance.

At this rate I'm gonna probably have to improve/change up the more troubling and/or less impressive swords unlike Kiba, Hirameki, and Samehada.

>>3522658
>>3522665

One of my ideas for Kubikiribōchō was to make it a siphoning weapon since it drains people of iron to regenerate. Maybe affect it's size and durability/cutting power since it's said to be a sword that can cut through anything. Then again, that can be said about a lot of the magic swords like the Kusanagi and Sasuke's version.
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>>3522688
Honestly, awesome.

It basically steals one's constitution, meaning we only need to hit them so many times for their death to occur. Hell, our Ultimate technique might be taking that ability and literally regening from beating people's faces in.
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>>3522688
>Don't knock the sewing sword Nuibari.
That one is pretty cool.
>Going to take a page from Rave Master for Shibuki. The concept of an exploding sword is actually pretty damn effective and dangerous. It looking like a giant stick of explosive tags however. Just no.
It does come off as a joke.
>Then again, that can be said about a lot of the magic swords like the Kusanagi and Sasuke's version.
Think of it like this. Chakra magic sword cuts through anything inferior to it’s chakra magic like butter.
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>>3522620
Supporting >>3522638
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>>3522694
>Absorb it into our hair and drain life with it

This can easily go down a dark path. I love it.
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>>3522694
I wonder if we could eventually game a way to use it to heal a person's wounds using their own blood/some chakra, until they collapse from anemia or low chakra.
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So are you guys going to seal the sword in a scroll for storage? Or are going to lug it around in plain view? Don’t know about you guys but I don’t want the sort of attention that sword would attract.
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>>3522743
I say we should put in storage
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>>3522743
Storage. It's one of the Seven Swords like hell we going to hold it out in the open until we are strong enough.
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>>3522743
Storage. If word gets round that one of the seven swords is in the hands of a genin girl then all the sword freaks will come out of the woodwork to try to take it from us.
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>>3522743
Seal it on the right wrist like Sasuke did with ALL of the shuriken. Makes for some flashy faux quick-draw hijinks.
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>>3522638
>>3522637
>>3522642
>>3522629
>>3522652

For the next two weeks went as followed. In addition to improving what you know so far, you took it upon yourself to start wielding the Kubikiribōchō. A feat that you slowly learn was easier said than done. The sword was quite massive and immensely heavy. Even with your abnormal physical prowess you’d tire out quickly after a short while. So your physical conditioning training certainly helped in this regard. Ever the multitasker you decided to use Kubikiribōchō training in conjunction to maximize your time.

You counter your stars lucky that you spent a year training with Team Gai during your final year in the academy. The benefits from Tenten’s weapon training was really helping you slowly get a knack for wielding such a huge weapon. As well as knowing enough summoning jutsu to summon weapons. You didn’t want to draw too much attention by carrying a giant broadsword on your back.

Naruto may think it’s cool but you certainly didn’t. Meanwhile, Tenten learned from you proper chakra control in order to pursue her dream of being just like her idol Tsunade. Although, you had to adjust the sword style basics you learn to better fit with Kubikiribōchō.

The heaviness of the sword was having a helping hand with speed training. Your fight with Haku shows that you have much to learn. Sure you had Body Flicker as an ace in the hole. It didn’t mean you should neglect building up your leg muscles in conjunction with releasing your chakra.

What’s the point of herculean strength if you can’t hit anything? The resulted training pushed you up to being able to handle the yellow rose seal perfectly. Of course your physical skills were improving further so that four weight seal was still a blessing.


The knowledge of clones you gotten from your battles with Haku and Zabuza also helped further developing Inner Sakura. With her in hand you started to learn much faster than you would’ve normally. The real challenge was developing Inner Sakura to use chakra techniques such as chakra flow and shape & nature transformation.
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>>3522776
We’re better off reserving that for thrown weapons. It’s also better to only use Kubikiribōchō as a last resort since it’s not really good for one on one fights and its likely to draw trouble if we use it casually.
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>>3522796

You were gradually establishing Inner Sakura its own chakra pool without taxing yours negatively. More importantly, you were learning how to handle the constant information that you and Inner Sakura shared. It gotten to the point you could isolate certain feedback and control the flow. As an added bonus, fighting with Inner Sakura continued to teach you all about your strengths and weaknesses.

As for one handed jutsus…currently you were sitting outside waiting for the others as it was time to go. Seeing that you had some time, you decide to preform another jutsu. You start to move your fingers thinking about making a Rock Clone jutsu. A sharp jolt sends itself into your hand as you almost scream.

“…Yeah that’s exactly what I expected. Come on! Haku made it looks so easy….” You sigh to yourself as you slowly regain feeling in your hand. This was the second time in a row.

This didn’t come as a shock to you since that was the norm. One Handed signs were tremendously difficult. Not only did you have to regulate the chakra, but it also requires perfect memory and control of both the muscles and chakra flow. All of this done in a matter of seconds.

No wonder it was such a rarity. You estimated at your current level it was at a one to three chances of you successfully preforming it. The basics you gotten down to a single hand seal, but this was a whole another level. Honestly, your skills in chakra control made such a thing a possibility in the first place. Still you kept at it and were determined to make it your own.

These past two weeks has been quite the learning experience. But it didn’t just stop there. You set yourself to be closer to Naruto and Sasuke after that harpooning ordeal. Slowly things were getting back to normal. But you notice that Sasuke and Naruto were gradually becoming less antagonist to one another.

Sure they bickered and argue but it was far tamer then that. You can only guess since Sasuke nearly died for Naruto left quite the impression. While Sasuke could only get stronger because of Naruto and his bonds ended up mellowing him out. It made you especially happy. Though when you soon set off to say goodbye to Tazuna and his family. You can’t help but feel that they were still too stubborn to openly admit their feelings. Why did men have to be such blockheads?

As you embark off from the land of waves, you start to think what to do when you get home.

>Go to Tenten/Rock Lee for more training
>Go to Ino’s and share your experience/get some support
>Spend the day to yourself and relax
>Something else
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>>3522825
>Go to Ino’s and share your experience/get some support
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>>3522825
>Tenten Rock Lee training course!

If I'm not mistaken, it's the Chunnin exams now right? Or is there another arc?
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Also I been thinking on what missions from the novel/fillers I could use to better build more bonding moments with Team Seven. So if you have any suggestions I'm all ears.

That or you just want to skip to the chuunin exams. That works too. Just let me know.
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>>3522825
>Consider getting a sword we can use in place of Kubikiribōchō until we can get good
If you guys are going to use the sword at least play it smart.
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>>3522832
Sure some more missions would be nice. We could also teach Naruto and Sasuke (if he doesn’t know about it that is)
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>>3522842
*Teach Naruto and Sasuke the walk on water technique.
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>>3522825
>Spend the day to yourself and relax
Too much training might fuck up our body also we should seal.the sword on a scroll or something
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>>3522825
>Spend the day to yourself and relax
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>>3522825
>Go to Tenten/Rock Lee for more training
Also just to hang out with them. Are we ever going to set that Gai training montage flashback?

>>3522832
I'm all for missions. I kinda wanna see if we can fiddle the timelines to do the Land of Birds one before the chunni exams, just so we're introduced to Neji before the exams.
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>>3522832
Doing more mission is alright by me.
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>>3522825
>Go to Tenten/Rock Lee for more training
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>>3522832
I vote for novel/fillers, chuunin exams will most likely cause some drama.
By the way QM, I actually thought it was your intention to give Sakura a chance to go the demon route. Especially with how scarily powerful of a clone Inner Sakura is becoming.
>>3522825
>Spend the day to yourself and relax

A Cooldown episode is best after dealing with a C-tier turned B-tier Mission. As much as I would like a training session with Tenten/Rock Lee after all of this.
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>>3522828
Actually, changing to: >Go to Tenten/Rock Lee for more training
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>>3522885

One can argue that Zabuza and Haku's mere threat level made it into an A rank mission.

Anything is on the table for possibilities. You know aside from tailed beast/kekkei genkai nonsense.
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It feels kind of weird to go straight into the Chunnin Exams. Like you said we just finished an A Rank and survived, so maybe we do some more combat ones like a short range escort?
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>>3522910

I blame the editors for trying to force Kishimoto to go straight to the Chuunin exams.

>>3522910
>>3522868
>>3522842
>>3522866

we'll be fiddling the timelines for this so here's what I picked out so far,

https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Mission:_Protect_the_Waterfall_Village!
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Naruto:_The_Cross_Roads
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Naruto_the_Movie:_Ninja_Clash_in_the_Land_of_Snow
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Find_the_Four-Leaf_Red_Clover!

https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Land_of_Tea_Escort_Mission
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Mizuki_Tracking_Mission
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Kurosuki_Family_Removal_Mission
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Bik%C5%8Dch%C5%AB_Search_Mission
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Cursed_Warrior_Extermination_Mission
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Peddlers_Escort_Mission

The waterfall and cross roads interest me the most but I wanted to give a fair amount of numbers for people to pick. Either way, there will be some alterations based on the timeframe so no Rasengans to win the day.

>Choose up to 3
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>>3522939
>https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Naruto_the_Movie:_Ninja_Clash_in_the_Land_of_Snow
Only one that I'd really like for us to do
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>>3522939
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Mission:_Protect_the_Waterfall_Village!
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Mizuki_Tracking_Mission
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Naruto:_The_Cross_Roads
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>>3522939
>Kurosuki Family Removal Mission
We get to hang out with team Guy, and also this mission calls back to Haku and Zabuza so is a good mission to do in the aftermath of wave, since Sakura is taking up Zabuza's sword and all

>Naruto: The Cross Roads
Fitting lead into the Exam arc. Also this Sakura can actually do something instead of just being kidnapped.

>Bikōchū Search Mission
To bond with team 8 some more. Also hoping that hanging out with the new and improved Sakura over the years has caused Hinata to up her training a bit more, so she can truly shine here.

Honestly wouldn't mind if Clash in the Land of Snow replaced Bikōchū, because that's such a cheesy fun movie.
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>>3522939
>Clash in the Land of the Snow

I remember thinking this movie was epic as a kid. Its got what we want though, moderately nice plot, a powerup, and fighting.
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>>3522825
i say one or 2 more missions and then exams
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>>3522939
>Clash in the land of Snow
>Crossroads
>Kurosuki family removal mission
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>>3522939
>https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Naruto_the_Movie:_Ninja_Clash_in_the_Land_of_Snow

we cant do that one yet naruto needs rasengan and sasuke chidori

>Bikōchū Search Mission
maybe help train hinata as well as get some more bonding between the teams
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>>3522979
I'd agree with one combat filler and one minor event the we get started.
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>>3522972
Power up?
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>>3522980
>>3522939
Replacing Kurosuki removal with
>Bikochu search mission
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>>3522939
Messing with the filler timeline for fun and profit huh?
Waterfall is clearly interesting in the Chakra Boost, but I also see you might want The Cross Roads as a early introduction to Orochimaru, so I don't blame you in thinking those are the most interesting.
HOWEVER
>Clash in the Land of Snow
I actually want to see how this is handled without a Chidori or Rasengan.
>Land of Tea Escort
Same with this one, it also provides a interesting contrast with our recent choice of weapon.
>Mizuki Tracking Mission
Dealing with the Legendary Stupid Brothers without Tsunade aside, I feel this is a better start to being introduced to Orochimaru if we're gonna do it by filler.
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>>3523046
I’d argue crossroads is a better fit since it gives everyone a proper taste of what Orochimaru is like.
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I just realized that Flying Thunder God + Sword of the Thunder God is some bullshit.
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>>3523121

It's almost if the second hokage should've been a storm release user. Imagine that.

>>3522953
>>3522958
>>3522961
>>3522972
>>3522980
>>3522979
>>3522985
>>3523046

I got my answer now based on the interests so far. If anyone else later step up with a suggestion/choice then by all means go for it.

Thanks everyone.
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>>3522860
>>3522863
>>3522830
>>3522866
>>3522871
>>3522885
>>3522892

Eventually after what seem like forever you ended up back in Konohagakure. The four of you made your way into the village until you reach the break off point. Kakashi needed to do mission debriefing so you had a couple of days to do whatever. You, Sasuke and Naruto decided to just go home. There would be time to hang out later. But after the mission, you just needed some space to collect your thoughts. As you arrive home, you would see both of your parents at the dining table.

“Mom Dad…I’m home.”

“Welcome home Sakura.”

You ended up breaking down to your parents. Both Kizashi and Mebuki were confused by this but went to hug you. Naturally you didn’t tell them the full story. Having their twelve year old daughter go on an A ranked mission doesn’t even cover how ludicrous it’d be. Still you mention just how glad you are to be able to still have them be a part of your life. You didn’t want to take for granted what Naruto never got to experience and people like Sasuke & Haku lost.

After gushing out like that you decide to take the rest of the day off and recover. You were improving quite well enough already. So you can afford to take it easy for one day. For the entire day you got to experience what it was like to live a normal life. Reading books, watching tv, gardening, etc. You even played some games on the sideline. Anything to really distract you and take you out of the ninja life. It wasn’t that you hated it. Of course not, you just wanted to taste the other side of things for a change.

The next day you decide to head back to the usual training spot in the woods. After a day of recovery and relaxation you felt fully recharged. So it was time to get back into high gear. With the special scroll for your Kubikiribōchō, it was time to get back to work. Luckily enough as you made it to the spot you would see Lee and Tenten already practicing. Neji was at the back meditating as it was rather surprising to see him. He usually trained alone except for the moments that Tenten helped him.

“Hey! Sakura! It’s been far too long since we seen each other.” Lee waves at you.

“Hi guys. Am I interrupting anything?”

“Not it all Sakura. You’re always welcome as an honorary member of Team Guy.”


“I think the last time we saw you was during your graduation.” Tenten chimes in, keeping a soft smile with a finger to the cheek.

“Y-Yeah. Sorry about the lack of contact. I just been having a rather busy month.”

“Is it Naruto and Sasuke?” Tenten teases you.

“Cut it out! Like I have time to persuade any romances. And even if I did why would I choose my own teammates. “A flustering rejection on your part.

“Why not. That Sasuke kid is pretty cute.”
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>>3523338

“He appears cool and handsome but if you knew him like I do…..you’d reconsider. That goes double for Naruto.”

The way you talked about the two made you sound like a big sister watching over her obnoxious younger brothers. That wasn’t wrong considering how much of a handle they were. Tenten could only laugh as she continues to tease you.

“Is that so? You know most girls would’ve like being on a team like Sasuke. Naruto is also a hidden game especially when he’s not wearing that dumb orange jumpsuit and headband. Of course they can’t compete with Neji but you still got some good picks to choose.”

“Don’t tease her Tenten. It’s clear that Sakura sees the two of them as real close friends. Almost siblings even. Of course if I’m to be honest. I believe that only I am capable of protecting Sakura. The beautiful angelic flower of Konoha!”

“Don’t you start Lee!”

You were on edge but all three of you ended up laughing afterwards. Neji mainly kept to himself but he did open his left eye.

“With your chakra levels being different since last time. It’s safe to assume that you gotten a lot stronger now.”

“Guess I can’t hide anything from you.” You start to explain to Team Guy your adventures as you also find yourself reminiscing since that day.

Flashback Time

Currently you were at the woods near your secret spot. Once again you were training yourself to use the Body Flicker technique. The terrain served to be a good enough to push your maneuverability. You were getting the basics down but movement was still troubling. For a technique as fast as the Body Flicker technique it required perfect timing and control. Hence you chose the forest to force yourself to maneuver around the trees.

“Body Flick-“

“Hey Sakura!” Lee surprises you out of nowhere as you nearly trip up the jutsu.

“Don’t go popping in like that!” You snap back at Lee. It’s been six years since you first met Lee and you still couldn’t get used to his entrances.

“Sorry Sorry. I see you are working hard as ever.”

“Well it’s going to be my final year in the academy. I can’t exactly be slacking off.”

“Just what I expect from the woman I love. Your hardworking nature continues to shine brightly like the moon.”

“Lee I’d appreciate it if you at least hold back on the flattery. Anyway are you coming here to train again? I thought you would be with your team?”

“Actually I came here to introduce them to you.” Lee goes to introduce his team to you as they were coming into the distance.

“Eh?!?!”

>Don't forget to introduce yourself and try to be friendly
>Make an excuse to leave
>Ask for a friendly Spar
>Something else
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>>3523360
>>Don't forget to introduce yourself and try to be friendly
also tell lee off that you're really not that interested in romance
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>>3523360
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>>Ask for a friendly Spar
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>>3523360
>Don't forget to introduce yourself and try to be friendly
Also this quest is really making me appreciate PlagueofGripes’ video
https://youtu.be/v2tkz92eG_E
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>>3523360
>>Don't forget to introduce yourself and try to be friendly
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>>3523360
>Don't forget to introduce yourself and try to be friendly
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>>3523360
>>Don't forget to introduce yourself and try to be friendly
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>>3523367
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>>3523384
>>3523387
>>3523393
>>3523416

Unsurprisingly you were tense and shaken from the sudden bomb dropped upon you. It would be more upsetting if you weren’t freaking out from the arrival. A brown haired girl with twin buns and pale brown haired male with purple eyes. You slowly drag Lee to another tree so you can talk privately with him. He was too starstruck to really fight back.

“First off Lee you should’ve warn me about something as important as this! Secondly I told you a thousand times I’m not interested in love. I barely even like myself that much.” You lecture Lee though your self-esteem issues were not uncommon to him.

“Nonsense! You’re great in every way, but to correct you it’s actually nine hundred and thirty fi-

“Don’t keep count! Ugh! Lastly why would they be coming here anyway.”

“Master Gai wants us to work on team bonding and believes we’d train more efficiently as a team. It’s my turn to pick the spot so I chose this location.”

You mentally pinch your eyebrows before letting out a sigh. Quickly you regain a cheerful expression on your face before dragging Lee with you back outside to greet the others. The grip on Lee’s shoulders was exceptionally tight. Anyone else would feel like their shoulder was about to dislocate.

“Sorry about that, just needed a moment. My name is Sakura Haruno. A pleasure to meet you.” You offer your hand to the girl next to you.

“Likewise, my name is Tenten. I’m a member of Team Guy like Rock Lee over there. “ Tenten shakes your hand, already sharing pleasantries.

“And the guy right next to me is Neji Hyuuga.”
A look of surprise overtakes your face as you hear the man’s name. The Hyuugas were one of the oldest clans in Konoha and currently the strongest. You only know one other Hyuuga and she was the current head’s first daughter. The world was quite small after all.

“Hi, nice to meet you Neji. I saw you back in the academy once or twice but this would be our first actual conversation. “As you address yourself you offer your hand to Neji which he accepts. There was a sophisticated aura around him. Much different than say Sasuke for example.

“Sakura Haruno…... aside from Lee talking about you relentlessly. You’re one of the top four students in this year’s academy. So as a ace student myself, why wouldn’t I know you?”

You weren’t sure if Neji was praising you or low-key insulting you by pointing out Lee’s affection for you. Still you kept a smile and remember to be polite as you let go of his hand. Neji turns his attention to the sky for a moment before back to you.
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>>3523504

“Sasuke Uchiha, Ino Yamanaka, Shino Aburame and you Sakura Haruno. The four you are this year’s best students. Rumors been dubbing you four as the Four Heavenly Kings of the academy. It’s not surprising for three of the four considering they come from prestigious clans in Konoha. This is especially true for Sasuke, the last heir of the uchiha clan. Safe to say he’s the leader of you four.”

You didn’t argue this. You were talented but mainly due to your hard work and extensive studying. Sasuke was the amalgamation of the rest of you in addition to his innate talents. There was no other way. You then notice that Neji was looking at you rather deeply.

“But then there’s you. A former civilian joining the academy and rising to the top. The wild card of the bunch. A complete oddity. Is it because your diligence? I can see why Lee would take such interest in you if that’s the case. Or, could it be you’re one of those types of people. The type that appear from out of nowhere once in a generation. But is also labeled as a genius. Such as Orochimaru, Minato Namikaze and Kakashi Hatake for example.”

“I lectured Lee about his obsession with you. But now here I am also starting to get interested. At least whether or not which of the two you fall on. So will you do me the honor and fight me?”

What was with this pressure. Those simple words were enough to get you tensed up imminently. You try to keep your cool but Lee suddenly appears in front of you as he stares down the calm and collected Neji.

“Neji, hold your tongue! She’s a really good friend of mine and the woman I acknowledge to be worth pursuing. So I won’t stand idly by-“Before Lee could finish you cut him off. You wanted to hear exactly what Neji was getting at.

“Why not? If she’s as good as you make her out to be then a friendly spar would be no problem. Unless you want to take her before me Tenten.”

“Nah I’m good. While I’m also curious, it’d be rude of me to take the surprise from you. “

“How about it Sakura Haruno? It’s also fine if you decline or want some time to prepare. Sooner or later our paths will cross and battle will be unavoidable. It’s inevitable. You’re just deciding the date.” A bold statement from Neji as you continue to feel the overwhelming presence from him.

>Accept the duel
>Reschedule to a time more comfortable
>Respectfully Decline
>Something else
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>>3523516
>Reschedule to a time more comfortable
Use Musashi’s tactics of being late to throw him off.
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>>3523516
Let’s also choose a location with unstable ground that will limit Neji’s movement or better yet set up the arena to give us tactical advantages that Neji can’t see.
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>>3523516
Supporting >>3523525
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>>3523525
this
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>>3523516
>Reschedule to a time more comfortable
This is our comfort zone less people here is good
+1 >>3523525
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>>3523525
this
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Since most are choosing the rescheduling, how long do you want to give yourself? A week, a month, heck a whole year maybe? Either way, I'll make sure it doesn't disrupt the timeline.
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>>3523558
>tomorrow
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Hey guys, consider this. When kakashi is being debriefed, he's sure to tell the hokage about the legendary sword being taken by you. Dont you think they will show some interest and probably appoint some senior level ninja or weapons expert to properly train/guide you in using it?
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>>3523558
yeah tomorrow
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>>3523565
>Dont you think they will show some interest and probably appoint some senior level ninja or weapons expert to properly train/guide you in using it?
You mean they would done something reasonable?
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>>3523558
I’d say a week. Enough time to set up some traps or get to know the terrain.
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>>3523568

would that even work agaisnt the byakugon
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>>3523567
Yeah why not? Surely tenten by herself cant give us all the help we need.
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>>3523565
>>3523567

You spoiled the suprise. I was going to have either Hayato or Yūgao be your kenjutsu teacher

Also tell me the type of terrain you want.
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>>3523571
Actually it can. If we bury an explosive tag and set a trigger like a string we could fuck with the ground beneath him or intentionally mess to make it irregular in a way we can trap him or fuck with his footing we could get an edge. The Byakugan is not all knowing and Neji is still a genin so he is going to have plenty of flaws.
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>>3523579
3x3x3 m concrete room no windows one steel door
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>>3523579
woods dude Yūgao would be sick she was great in the clash of ninja games
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>>3523579
I want a location that has irregular ground so can trip if he tries to dodge thrown weapons, place with few trees or obstructions so he can’t ambush us, and lot’s of stuff we can improvise as thrown weapon.
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>>3523579
Supporting >>3523608
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>>3523579
Hayato would be great and if he ends up meeting the same fate as in the anime, we can switch to Yugao

>>3523608
Think we can pull a naruto like in their chunnin fight?
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You know, could we copy the balugon's puncture technique? I mean our mind is great enough that we could over analyse the Sharigan.
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>>3523558
>Tomorrow

>>3523579
This >>3523608

Supporting Hayato as her teacher
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>>3523870

going to need an example or description otherwise I'm thinking you mean this https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Tenketsu_Blocking_Strikes


Also you probably been noticing but I been trying to actually put relevance/importance over the top students title. Not just because Sakura's the protagonist though it does help but also the fact aside from Sasuke the series never really acknowledge the others. Sure Ino is good and your rival...but it's mitigated because it's Sakura and we barely ever see her worth the title in part 1. And I don't need to talk about how much of a monster Shino is. So don't be surprised if more people start acknowledging you/pay greater attention later down the line.
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>>3523970
Funny you say that. I’m currently reading a blog about why this one hates Naruto and he clearly explains that some of the character get sidelined/downgraded, why it happened, and how impressive they could have been if he didn’t. Shino and Ino should have reached the point that they could have wrecked armies singlehandedly.
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>>3523974

I'd actually like to read that since one of my goals is leasing that as much as possible.
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>>3523976
https://narutosuckedbeforetheend.tumblr.com/
Hope you don’t hate tumblr and damn is this blog is full of good point. If you want the specific post here: https://narutosuckedbeforetheend.tumblr.com/tagged/he-probably-shouldn%27t-have-introduced-so-much-characters
Shippuden will need a shit ton of changes.
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>>3523982
I should also point out the blog is full of bad points as well like when they complain about fascism they don’t realize that they are actually complaining about Confucianism which forms the foundation of Eastern society.
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>>3523525
>>3523547
>>3523551
>>3523933

“Actually can we do it tomorrow? Being challenged like this so suddenly makes me want to prepare properly. “You pleaded with hands pressed together in a payer.

“Tomorrow huh? That sounds like a fair amount of time for you. To be honest I was expecting a much longer timeframe. “Neji closes his eyes while folding his arms.

“A day should be more than enough time. How about we also have it at Akagahara?”

“Akagahara huh? Very well I accept these terms. As the challenger it’s only right that you set the stage for our spar.”

It seems like the two of you were on the same wavelength. A location with irregular ground, trees all around alongside rock pillars and other stones. Combined with the varies traps and weapons lying around and you got yourself a perfect battlefield. You were going to need every advantage you can get under the top student Neji Hyuuga.

“Then let us make haste. We only got one day before your showdown with Neji so let’s train Sakura!” Lee quickly grabs your hand before running at high speeds.

“W-Wha! SINCE WHEN DID I AGREE TO THIS!” You screamed out as you were getting dragged by Lee.

Before you knew it you were already gone. Destined to get involved in whatever crazy physical training Lee had in store for you to prepare for tomorrow. Like it or not you were stuck having to put up with another one of Lee’s antics. Tenten and Neji however remained at the spot rather than going after you.

“Look at them go. With the way Lee is carrying Sakura you’d think that he was the one challenging you.”

“Fighting Lee every day will only make me become sloppy and disinterested. A fight like this every once in a while will do me some good.”

“Still I’m surprised you would drop such a request out of the blue. I’d figure you would go after the number one student rather than one of the top three.” Tenten asks, looking closely to Neji who went back to meditating.

“Sasuke is at the top of my list. But I’ll only fight him when he has awakened the sharingan. There’s no point in fighting him when he’s not at his full potential yet. As for Shino and Ino, I’m going to wait a little longer before seeing how they’ll do. “

“Ever the cautious and calculating one Neji. Still, if Master Guy acknowledged Sakura. Then…... she must be a worthy adversary. Or so you think?”

“All secrets will be brought to the surface tomorrow. No matter what tricks or techniques she’ll use. My victory will still be guaranteed. Still, part of me is hoping she’ll live up to my expectations. “

Sakura Haruno huh? Keep attracting attention from my male comrades and I might end up getting interested in you as well. Tenten forms a smile while lying against one of the logs.

>Improve the Body Flicker Technique
>Build up your physical attributes/improve the level of four weight seal
>Improve your Martial Arts skills
>Improve Genjutsu
>Something else
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>>3524169
>>Build up your physical attributes/improve the level of four weight seal

>get FIT
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>>3524169
>>Build up your physical attributes/improve the level of four weight seal
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>>3524169
>>Build up your physical attributes/improve the level of four weight seal
We're on yellow now right? Might as well grind it up to red and be done with the seal entirely.
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>>3524169
>Improve your Martial Arts skills
Reminder that this is a flashback sequence, might as well establish something new.
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>>3524189

This is set in the past. Currently you mastered blue so this would push you to using yellow more safely and unlocking red.
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>>3524205
>Flashback
Aw you're right. Still gonna go with the seal training because Sakura smashing Neji's face in with her super strength is too good to pass up.
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>>3524169
>>Improve Genjutsu
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>>3524169
>Improve the Body Flicker Technique
>Build up your physical attributes/improve the level of four weight seal
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Wait we could try to learn to distort the location of our chakra points using Shinra Banshou it seems to make almost anything possible if you’re creative enough.
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>>3524278
Isn't this flashback before we learned the Shinra Banshou?
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>>3524286

It is so no Shinra Banshou

>>3524278

A jutsu as good as Shinra Banshou really should've been used way more properly even among filler.
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You know, we could have made this happen after our return from the Waves. As in he challenged us earlier, then we got our way out of it by going on a mission.
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>>3524169
>>Build up your physical attributes/improve the level of four weight seal
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>>3524310
This seems to be the very first time we met Tenten and Neji, so this probably takes place before Sakura even graduated from the academy (since she was friends with Tenten while in the academy)
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>>3524169
>>Build up your physical attributes/improve the level of four weight seal
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>>3524177
>>3524187
>>3524189
>>3524221
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>>3524430

For better or worst you ended up following Lee’s excessive training regiment. Seem like Might Guy was really rubbing off of him. Not that you weren’t used to such absurdities. You on the other hand try to keep yourself grounded and focus more on your pace. After all, what you learn from Guy was to improve yourself in your own way. And you saw no need to really go to such extremes for training.

So taking up Lee’s suggestions for improvement was a whole another level for you. From your perspective the one thousand sets for each basic exercise routine was moderately doable with little effort. It was excessive but not undoable for you normally. Of course with your abnormal strength there were some adjustments.

To really push yourself Lee ties additional large rocks around your limbs before putting a giant boulder against your back. Even with your abnormal strength it was positively ridiculous to having to follow such a routine being weighted down as this. Lucky for Lee that this was helping your progression with the Four Weights Seal on your body. As well as further building up stamina.

Although this was more than you would’ve considered for training. Lee was trying in his own way to help you out. Just like you he was a true hard worker that cares about improving himself. The reasons both of you had were different, but the core values was the same. So you pushed yourself to meet Lee’s faith and expectations for you. Experiencing what Lee goes through every day directly made you appreciate his hard work and dedication.

On the promise day you manage to arrive at Akagahara. In fact you arrived first prior in order to see what sort of weapons and traps can be used to your advantage. According to your plan, you would arrive late at the meeting spot. Neji was once again his meditation state while Tenten and Lee were talking. Tenten was teasing Lee about Sakura which you could already here Lee backing you up. IT was sweet if not a bit obnoxious for you.
“Sorry I’m late, I ended up gotten lost on my way here.”

“It’s fine. You’re here and that’s enough.”

Both of you got into position after sharing pleasantries. A few stretches to get the body going before taking a stance. Tenten was going to be the referee as she’s the most likely person to be not biased. Sure she likes Neji but she still supported Lee. And from what you saw of her, it looks like she wouldn’t turn a blind eye on you. So you start to brace yourself for the battle as you were planning on winning.

“Shall we get started?”

“Let’s go.”

>Write out your tactics
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>>3524584
Use thrown weapons to get a read on his general speed and reaction time and stay out of reach. If he tries to close the make sure to position so he’ll run into a trap.
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>>3524584
At this point Sakura was still somewhat slower, but still has high strength? With a slower but more powerful style, like the guan dao, the general principle is to maintain momentum by moving continuously. That way you're never in a position where you need to rebuild power or momentum before you can attack. This means a lot of wide circular redirections and power attacks, using footwork and the odd kick or knee strike to maintain proper spacing.

By alternating punches with knee and elbow strikes even if Neji gets too close one could continue the required circular motions and never lose momentum.
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>>3524653
I want to get him fatigued and abuse tactics since his taijutsu will paralyze us if we get hit.
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>>3524584
>Never forget the basics
>If all else fails, a substitution makes for a great projectile.
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>>3524584
Yeah start off with throw weapons to get a feel for his reach / speed ect before we move in for close combat.

When we DO move in I suggest throwing up a decent genjutsu, as if we're expecting it to actually cover us moving in for close combat. Sure Sakura will know that the Byakugan will see through it, but Neji might take a few vital seconds to scoff at her, which might be enough for her to get close and land a hit on him.
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Reminder that the area we are in is full of traps.
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>>3524584
is his byakugan activated?
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https://narutosuckedbeforetheend.tumblr.com/post/163138060008/its-sad-the-naruto-ending-was-just-about-ships
Well this is something I’m interested in. Seriously all that fucking wasted potential.
https://narutosuckedbeforetheend.tumblr.com/post/162759927377/nice-blog-ive-been-meaning-to-ask-you-how-do-you
And I’m starting to think the only reason people hate Sasuke is because of badly done his revenge stuff was handled.
>>3524782
Neji always activates it when he’s about to fight.
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>>3524815
>And I’m starting to think the only reason people hate Sasuke is because of badly done his revenge stuff was handled.
Gee ya think?
Seriously though, Sasuke was a mishandled mess no matter which way you look at it.
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>>3524846
The character himself was fine actually the events surrounding him were retarded and Naruto was too up his own ass to understand him. The main problem was how revenge was portrayed though and that they basically went “revenge bad” without exploring the nuances of killing someone or justice. Sasuke was fine as a character, the world around him made it seem otherwise.
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>>3524637
>>3524653
>>3524685
>>3524694

Haku is faster but Neji is more consistent/balanced with his greater reflexes

As the two of you get into battle formation, Neji starts to activate his Byakugan. In your time practicing with Hinata you knew of the secret of the Hyuuga. Their prize jewel the dojutsu Byakugan. Seeing Neji’s on the other hand was making you quite tense. Right off the bat he was coming at you full force. You absolutely can’t let him hit your Tenketsu.

In order to claim victory, you decided to make the first move. By throwing several kunai at Neji you begin to forward hand signs. Naturally Neji blocks your first attack effortlessly. There was some distance between you. Despite that you threw the kunai with enough force to quickly close the gap between you. And yet Neji managed to defend it so easily with his lightning fast reflexes. This was going to be a tough fight.

But the real attack starts now as you thrust in front of him. Like the kunai your brute strength allowed you to put enough effort to close the gap between you and Neji. You aimed to throw a front punch only for Neji to turn his body to dodge. Simultaneously, he quickly thrust his right palm into your chest, sending a powerful blow as you…. start to fade.

The Sakura Haruno he struck wasn’t the real one. Rather it was a genjutsu based clone. In the brief second of the attack, you managed to successfully pull off this deception. Unfortunately, Neji saw it a mile away with the power of the Byakugan. His eyes close as he was showing some serious disappointment over trying to be tricked by such a simple move.

“Don’t insult the Byakugan Sakura Haruno- “

Before Neji could finish you were already behind him. Tightly you grip your fist before thrusting towards his face. However, Neji quickly adjust his body so that your fist would slide off his face. In one move he managed to neutralize your strong punch as you were now open. Using your own momentum against you he soon flips you over to the ground with a judo throw. In an instant he disrupted your counter and force you back on the defensive.

Quickly you bounce back with a swift kick as it was blocked. Before Neji could strike you, you start to spin your body. Rapid spinning kicks coming from you manages to keep Neji at bay. But it wouldn’t last as Neji aims to thrust his hand downwards. You met the attack with two simultaneous kicks to push him back while you lift yourself upwards.

Neji counters by knocking your hands to disrupt your balance before going for another strike. You on the other hand respond by shifting your body to avoid the palm strike. There was a look of shock at seeing the attack leave a large crack on the ground. You didn’t have time to be impressed as you quickly pulled yourself up.
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>>3525064

You didn’t stop moving. To stop would be suicide as Neji was still faster than you. So you started to move in multiple cycles while weaving hand signs. Normally the clone jutsu would be easy to predict and read given it doesn’t cast a shadow. But your constant heavy movements were countering that. The dust from your kicks and the broken up ground made it incredibly hard for one to see the shadows.

At the same time, you knew you couldn’t deceive Neji’s Byakugan. It was on another level compare to Hinata’s and hers was already impressive. Still, with your quick wit and fast movement, they served as good clones to keep Neji at bay. You constantly clash against Neji as you throw several punches and kicks. You were forcing him on to the defensive as you could not let him attack. The end result led to Neji catching one of your fist while you deflect one of his strikes with your chakra covered palm. Both of you were now in stalemate as both kept the other from moving.

“…Interesting. You’re becoming more interesting by the second.”

“grr…. I’m not done yet!”

As you shout you try to overpower Neji with brute force. The ground shook as you show off more of your monstrous strength. Yet even with that Neji wasn’t budging an inch. Just like you Neji was also using chakra on his feet to keep his footing. So this is the power of Neji Hyuuga….. think Sakura! How am I going to overcome this! You continue to struggle trying to break through his guard.

>Continue the balance of offense and defense with Blue Lotus level strength while looking for an opening
>Risk going into Yellow Lotus for a more aggressive assault.
>Pull back and start using the environment
>Keep relying on the basics to wear him down
>Use the Body Flicker + Red Lotus combo
>Something else
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>>3525066
>Pull back and start using the environment

gotta start using the environment any upper hand we get will be stupid useful
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>>3525066
>Pull back and start using the environment
There are traps everywhere around here. It was where the Chuunin exams were originally held.
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>>3525066
>Pull back and start using the environment
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>>3525066
Also throw him back.
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>>3525087
>>3525108
>>3525139

The two of you continue your little struggle of power. Blood veins start to appear on your body, serving as a visual to the amount of strength you put yourself to overpower Neji. Suddenly you let go of your hands, dropping to the ground before Neji could strike. Only to then follow up by grabbing his right arm tightly with both hands.

“Shannaro!” You screamed, tossing Neji as far as you can.

Neji on the other hand quickly adjust himself before sliding against the ground. There was a noticeable amount of distance between the two of you. You needed to act fast before Neji could regain his composure.

So you momentarily boost the Four Weight Seal to yellow. With the noticeable attribute boost you received, you aim your fist directly to the ground to great a large shockwave.

To further add to the destruction, you start to punch the ground in rapid session. Quickly tearing into it as you were making lots of large bundles of rocks fly into the air. Neji was taken back by the spontaneous action. Everyone was puzzled by what you’re trying to do as more of the ground shot up into the air. This was exactly what you were aiming for as you start to use them as projectiles.

With so many rocks being punched forward like cannons, Neji focused entirely on defense. Using only his palm strikes to redirect the current barrage, you took advantage of that. Secretly you smuggle yourself through the torrent of rocks with fist in hand. Neji shields himself by guarding his chest with chakra as you punch at him with all your strength.

“Tsk” You muttered, feeling the impact of the attack lesson as you start to run away.

Now lying on the ground, Neji takes a brief moment to look at the sky. A smile started to form on his face before he instantly rises. You continued to run in order to widen the distance between the two of you.

Giving you enough time to start to look around for the traps set based on memory. Deep down you knew you couldn’t trick Neji into running into them. Instead, you were going to bring the traps to him.

Without haste Neji begins to chase after you. As you feared stuff like the pitfalls with the bamboo spears, explosive tags, buried mines and wired traps.

To get passed this, you start to manually triggering the wired traps with precisely timed Shurikens. Multiple kunais shot from different locations throughout the terrain. For you it was a no brainier to dodge given you were using your big brain to calculate all the possible outcomes.
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>>3525644

It was futile trying to use the traps to disarm Neji. His Byakugan allowed him to pinpoint the precise moment where they were coming from and counter accordingly. This did however give you a better understanding of the Byakugan and its ocular vision. Still you needed to make a move. In Sakura fashion, you put your strength into ripping out a massive tree. Chugging it as hard as you can you threw the massive log towards Neji.

>Hide behind the log and Surprise Neji
>Use the distraction to attack at Neji’s blindspot
>Continue to trigger traps after trap to try and wear him down
>Directly engage him with all your strength
>Something else

https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Booby_Trap learned
At this rate Sakura is going to be known as Sakura the Bandit (Tōzoku no Sakura)
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>>3525646
>Use the distraction to attack at Neji’s blindspot
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>>3525646
>>Use the distraction to attack at Neji’s blindspot
The ideal would be to trigger a trap into his blindspot. Keep him focused on the Sakura in front of him so that the location of his blind spot remains where we want it.
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>>3525646
>Use a tree as a bat. Lets hit for the home run.
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Updated the Profile, though at some point you guys got to tell me what you think should be filled in/added. What this sakura should be like and what she carries/has on her.
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>>3525664
I figure we'll get that sorted after the flash back.before the next filler mission
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>>3525646
>Use the distraction to attack at Neji’s blindspot
Support the idea of triggering a trap in his blindspot. Sakura physically moving to attack it would be too obvious.
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>>3525667
This is filler basically. A minor one before our trip to the land of the snow.
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>>3525695

Actually it's a flashback to establish your relationship with the rest of Team Guy as well as the stepping stone for your martial arts skills.

I kinda want to build up on another smaller mission before the land of snow, but I imagine doing this flashback AND that would probably hurt moral so I'm setting that and the crossroads after for story progression.

Kurosaki removal and Bikochu I'll have to restructure later alongside the tea eascort.
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>>3525646
Our underhandedness probably comes from playing with Shikamaru and his genius bullshit. Everything we’ve done so far was to tests for weaknesses so we could set ourself up for victory. That and Neji is a superior opponent.
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>>3525782
There's also the fact said underhandedness is in the Ninja's handbook. If we didn't go all out on the trickery we would be dishonoring our opponents.
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>>3525703
OH SHIT BOYS WE GOT BIKOCHU HINATA POWER UP INCOMING
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>>3525703
Before I forget to ask you are going to expand on the worldbuilding right?
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>>3526028

I am which reminds me.

When we reach that timeskip, will you choose Anbu or full on regular jounin
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>>3526030
Depends on how the Betrayal arc goes.
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>>3526030
I’m going to wait and see. I’m not even certain if we are going to even go rogue or not because the ninja world politics are fucking insane.
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>>3526030
Honestly depends on how the aftermath of the exams and the Sasuke situation goes. Honestly I see her going regular jonin at the point she is currently, Anbu seems too dark for her idealistic dream of protecting everyone.
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>>3526030
if betrayal arc goes bad like real fuckin bad im thinking anbu just so she could maybe get a chance at getting sasuke back if he even comes back or gutting orochimaru
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“Palm Bottom!”

As you threw the tree as hard as you can, Neji jumps forward towards the tree. Instead of dodging Neji chooses to break through the tree to get to you. It impressed you that he was able to destroy something so large. Yet you figured he mainly found the weak spot of the tree and focused his chakra towards that point to shatter it completely.

You quickly throw a Kunai towards Neji who dodges effortlessly in mid-air. Completely unaware that the Kunai is heading to set off another trap, you brace yourself for his attack. Sure your fighting style was underhanded but you were someone who read the ninja handbook. So deceiving Neji was your best bet if you wanted to win given the difference in skill.

Resuming to keep the attention on you, you went all out on Neji. Once again you exchange blows with Neji. Desperately you were putting on the pressure on Neji while defending your Tenketsu points as best you can. All of those acrobatics were put to good use in adjusting your body to be only lightly grazed by Neji’s assault. At the same time, Neji was avoiding direct hits from your blows. A punch for a punch and a kick for a kick. Neji was countering everything you did while you tried your hardest to keep ground.

Never before did you curse your lack of speed quite like this. On the other hand, what you lacked for speed you made up for power and defenses. Timing your blocks with well-aimed punches and kicks did you good. You were starting to get a read on Neji as you pull back from a twin handed thrust. Following up with a well-timed kick, you put some distance between him with some flips. You were beginning to assume that Neji was adjusting to your tactics. Especially considering he continues to deflect and counter those powerful blows and rabbit punches you delivered.

All you can honestly do was keep him on the defensive. But even that wasn’t going to last as he adjusts to your fighting style. Simultaneously the two of you exchange blows as you catch the sight of a trap about to go off. You thrust forward preparing to throw a series of punches. Neji simply moves through your rhythm, avoiding your punches as he quickly got into your danger zone. He was preparing to strike.
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>>3526125

“Now!” A barrage of Kunai shoots from behind as it rains downwards. You timed your counterattack to this to capitalizes. Neji twists his feet and spin accordingly to deflect most of the Kunai barrage. Such rotation allowed him to deal with the threat while returning to strike at you. Luckily he wouldn’t notice the lone Kunai that entered his blindspot. The two of you clashes as you thrust your fist into the punch. The Kunai jabs itself into Neji’s back while your fist connects with his face for the first time. A true punch as you felt it connecting with the bone.

“Well done to aim for my blind spot. At first I thought these underhanded tricks were just time to stall the inevitable. But you were using them to try and look for my weaknesses. Well done. “Neji smiles, still holding the fist with one hand.


You were gritting your teeth in frustration as you didn’t need to look down at where Neji connected his attack. Two of his fingers were currently jabbed deep against your chest. Not only did he aim for your respiratory system but also at the main point of the chakra system. Truly frightening. As expected of the genius of the current strongest clan in Konoha.

“Unfortunately, it was a hit too shallow. The rusted Kunai isn’t sharp enough to do the damage you desired. Unlike this one. Gentle Fist: Tenketsu Needle. Just one strike from this and my adversary will have trouble using their chakra as the flow is halted. “Neji removes his hand from your chest, you pull back coughing blood.

“What sort of tricks do you have for me now?”

>Give up for now
>Power through with Red Lotus
>Go on the Defensive
>Something Else
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>>3526130
>accidentally trip forward, resulting in a boob grope
>Both Sakura and Neji blush super red
>Sakura pushes Neji into the stratosphere Team Rocket style and runs away screaming
>Tenten just stands there awkwardly

It's ruled as a tie
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>>3526130
>>Power through with Red Lotus
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>>3526130
>Power through with Red Lotus
Might as well give it our all.
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>>3526139

dis.
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>>3526130
>>Power through with Red Lotus
Might as well go for broke.
Also 100% support this >>3525656
anon's suggestions of using batting up using a tree if we're just resorting to pure power.
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>>3526130
>Power through with Red Lotus
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>>3526130
>Power through with Red Lotus
>About time to gamble on the Body Flicker Technique
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>>3526130
>>Power through with Red Lotus
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>>3526130
Support for
>>3526136
We have proved ourselves by getting Neji to acknowledge our intelligence already and we dont necessarily need a clear winner unless QM is planning to go somewhere specific with this. Honestly I wouldnt mind a Sakura Neji romance.

Also petition to learn this asap. https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/One_Thousand_Years_of_Death
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>>3526130
>Power through with Red Lotus
we just need another solid hit
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>>3526182
>dat spoiler
You asshole. Also I wouldn’t mind a romance with Neji nor Sasuke he has problems showing his emotions but he clearly is better than in canon. Rock Lee would be a little awkward and Naruto is a FUCK NO.
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>>3526195
Yeah Naruto is our little brother and Lee is firmly in the friendzone RIP him.

This Sasuke definitely does have a soft spot for Sakura, considering she was his childhood friend and seeing her (apparently) stabbed was what caused him to activate his sharingan.

Sakura and Neji seem to be building some nice chemistry here, but I'm still rooting for Shikamaru personally. Too bad none of the filler missions I remember have team seven teaming up with Ino-Shika-Cho, our lazyass friend and best pal Ino are getting neglected here.
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>>3526208
Nothing stops Sage from making OC missions.
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>>3526139
>Akagahara
>>3526141
>>3526145
>>3526149
>>3526162
>>3526163
>>3526136
>>3526169
>>3526184
>>3526182

Deep breaths continue to come out you as you grip your chest. Even with your chakra control it as getting intensely hard molding chakra. Your options were cut in half. No way Neji would let you continue to use traps. It was hopeless. That is until you start to think about a certain someone. A knucklehead ninja who never gives up despite the odds. You ended up smiling a bit, committing yourself to act like that idiot now that you were pushed into a corner.

“...if my chakra is being halted…. then I might as well….” You quickly jump from yellow to red lotus.

Your hair almost rises upwards as you felt your full physical prowess completely inhibited. Your muscles tighten and your body brace yourself from such tremendous raw power. Chakra practically explodes from your body. Everyone watching was in shocked. Almost like it was watching a Cherry Blossom coming into bloom.

“Amazing…this is exactly what I was looking for Sakura Haruno!” Neji widen his smile as he got into a stance. A yin and yang circle figuratively appeared for Neji.

The two of you just stare at each other for a second. Eying out the other as the final clash soon begins. Quickly you thrust forward with tremendous force.

Neji was almost quickly caught off guard by your sudden punch. He was barely able to dodge it as it carries a strong wave of kinetic force. You didn’t stop at this as you went to through a series of punches.

It took Neji opening up his chakra flow to boost his speed to avoid getting a direct hit from those punches. If it wasn’t for the Byakugan and his diligence in training, he wouldn’t be able to handle a full powered Sakura Haruno. He was truly getting excited over this fight. Both of you quickly dashed around through the battlefield. To Lee and Tenten it looked like the two of you were moving like quick blurs through high speed movement.

Neji soon preforms the Eight Trigrams Thirty-Two Palms to counteract your rapid jabs and punches. Safe to say that the two of you were exchanging blows with one another.

With a powerful jab at your chest, you were pushed back significantly. Yet you bounce back far quickly as you reach for another massive tree. Blood veins became more visible with your muscles ripening to use that monstrous strength of yours.

With a loud shout you quickly uproot the entire tree. From the other’s perspective it looks like you were wielding the tree like a baseball. You swing the tree like a mad woman trying to hit Neji.

Neji jets forward while you timed your next swing to him with the massive tree. Rather than use Palm Thrust he jumps forward via chakra control boosting. This didn’t stop you as you prepare to throw the tree at a much faster speed. Neji was forced to dodge get again in mid-air.
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>>3526219

With the Body Flicker technique, you quickly close the gap. Arriving at where Neji’s blind spot was, you quickly dive down with all your strength. Your body was crying in response to releasing your augmented full strength. Yet you didn’t care. You were going for the goal as you grip your fist tightly. At the same time Neji started to glow ominously with blue chakra.


“Shannaro!”

“Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven!”

Boom! A massive explosion of force came out of nowhere as the entire area tears itself apart. Both Tenten and Rock Lee were in complete shock over the ordeal. As the smoke clears, there would appear to be one person currently standing on the ground. It was Neji who was looking warn out and rather bloody around the hands. You on the other hand was currently lying on the ground coughing up blood.

In that brief second of the collision, you saw Neji spinning rapidly as a barrier of chakra was formed. You didn’t stop your attack even upon clashing with the force of the barrier. In fact, you manage to catch Neji completely off guard by tearing through his absolute defense. A feat worth praising…and tremendous damage to your body as blood spills out from you.

Still you thrusted forward, forcing Neji to block the attack with both hands as you both came crashing down like shooting stars. Once again it seems like your body still couldn’t handle 100% of your developed abnormal physical prowess. You felt like all of your muscles were screaming in pain while your bones creaked. You didn’t break them unlike last time, but the strain was currently there.

“Sakura Haruno…... you are truly a fascinating individual. To call you a monster would be undermining your full potential. “Neji smiled, rubbing his cheeks a bit. He goes to offer some sportsmanship by offering his hand.

That was his plan but the footing suddenly collapses, knocking him forward. His left hand ends up pressing against your boobs. Both of you were caught off guard by this. A twitch and a grab here and soon enough both of you turn red as a tomato. The sound of groping echoes throughout the entirety of Akagahara.

“Uhm I-It’s not what you thin- “

“Kyaaaaaaaaa!” You punch Neji high into the air as a reflex. Your body cracks further as you fall completely on to the ground. This is what you get for pulling a Naruto.

“ahehehehehe…... Well that’s one way to end a fight. Got to call it a draw here. “Tenten laughs awkwardly, scratching the back of her head as she walks over to pick up Neji.

“I knew Sakura had it in her! I never doubted her for a second.” Lee kept praising you as tears came down his eyes.

“Well she did push Neji to his hardest so her skills are the real deal. Luckily it ended before any more destruction to the area could be done. Technically we shouldn’t be out here. So go grab Sakura and let’s go before anyone notice.”

“Right!”

“And who exactly are you trying to hide from?”
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>>3526225

Before any of you come to realize who was talking your worst fears came into fruition. It was Might Guy who was looking at the gang rather ominously. If the pain wasn’t overwhelming you, you’d probably be scared like the rest of Team Guy. In just a flash the four of you ended up getting bonked on the head and forced to sit in traditional Japanese position as you receive a lecture from Might Guy.

“Honestly the four of you are completely reckless. Coming out here for a spar of all places. This used to be the place many people took their Chuunin Exams. You’re lucky you didn’t activate the hidden puppets here.”

“H-Hidden Puppets. Surely you’re kidding right? …. Right?” Tenten interjects. Her worries worsen as Guy kept himself quiet on purpose.

“Now it’s good to embrace your youth and live fiercely in the moment. But you should never be too reckless and carefree. Just look at Sakura, all bruised up and beaten. Not to mention Neji probably received some damage from that incomplete rotation. Even for a spar that was a little too eccentric. Not that I can’t really blame you getting into the moment.”

>Apologize and take the blame
>Question Guy how he knew about that?
>Dodge the Lecture by playing off your injuries
>Request Guy to help you handle your Physical Prowess
>Something else
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>>3526228
>Apologize and take the blame
We did suggest this location.
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>>3526228
>Apologize and take the blame
It was our suggestion to spar here after all.
>Request Guy to help you handle your Physical Prowess
Gai sensei help us control our blossoming youth.
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>>3526228
>>Question Guy how he knew about that?
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>>3526228
>Apologize and take the blame
>Request Guy to help you handle your Physical Prowess
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>>3526228
>>3526234
Support

>Both guys Sakura has ship tease with are broody dark haired dojutsu users
Guess the universe has a type in mind for her
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>>3526225
>Apologize and take the blame
Also question guy
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>>3526228
(Reposting to fix a typo)
>Apologize and take the blame
Whoops. In retrospect that was probably a bad location for the spar.
>Question Guy how he knew about that?
Can't help being a tad bit curious in character.
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>>3526228
>>Apologize and take the blame

Holy shit my write in was used. Neat.
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>>3526260
It was a great location to test our abilities though. Neji in the anime and manga almost died because Kidomaru did similar shit that we just pulled so Neji is now aware of it. We are now aware of how slow we were even back then and were thinking of ways to compensate for it.
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>>3526273
Dude we are butterfly effecting this timeline now
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>>3526289
Completely to be expected, it was only a question of when and how we would be changing the timeline.
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>>3526231
>>3526234
>>3526244
>>3526253
>>3526255
>>3526260
>>3526270
>>3526237

“I’m sorry! It was my fault for recommending the place for the spar. So don’t blame them for going along with my selfishness. This battle showed me clearly what I’m still lacking. And I shouldn’t have used them like that.”

“Actually it’s my fault. I was the one who asked Sakura to spar with me in the first place. So I’ll take full responsibility for this.”

“I’ll take some blame here. I should’ve stopped both of you from going along with it. Not to mention as the referee I should’ve put my foot down sooner during the fight.”

“Master guy I am also at fault here. I pushed Sakura to train and didn’t take into account how dangerous this event was becoming. I should’ve interfered. So if you punish either of them, you should punish me as well.”

“You guys…” Your eyes widen as you were willing to take the blame but they were equally willing to support you. This was the first taste of true teamwork.

“I am moved by your comradery. All of you are becoming fine ninjas. “ Guy ended up crying over the bonds between you four. It was a bit too overdramatic but you didn’t have any leg to tell him that.

“Wait….how did you know how the fight went?”


“To tell the truth I was watching the fight the entire time in the shadows. My plan was originally stop you guys and reprimand you from coming here. When I saw you and Neji go at it however…. I couldn’t bring myself to stop it. Seeing you both fight as proud Konoha ninjas as well as watching you train earnestly. I couldn’t help but feel the spring time of youth flowing through both of you. You make me proud to be your mentor Team Guy and you as well Sakura.”

“Huh? You mean….”

“That’s right! Starting today you’re also a precious student to me. You got a lot of potential, especially coming from that little girl who used to watch Lee train in between her nightly and morning jogs. But you still haven’t gotten a firm grip at your full strength. Not to mention, I believe you could learn some additional martial arts and skills my team can provide. While also helping them as well in your way. A beneficial experience for all of us.”

“I would be truly honored if you would teach me.” You bowed.

“I happily welcome Sakura into the fold.” Lee smiles, his eyes almost burning with passion. You were pulling back a bit from it.

“I have no objections to this.” Neji interjects.

“Neither do I. It’d be nice to have another normal person here beside Neji.” Tenten smiled, arms behind her back.

“I am perfectly normal Tenten!” Lee exaggeratedly argues with arms sticking out.

“You’re the textbook definition of bizarre Lee!”
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Present Time

“Wow~ Your very first A ranked mission. Not only did you come back alive but you manage to grab this fine blade here as well. Talk about good luck. I’m almost jealo- w-wow this sword is heavy. I can barely swing it effectively.” Tenten comments in between practicing with the Kubikiribōchō. All those spars have done well for Tenten’s physical strength as she gracefully wields the sword effectively.

“Hearing about this Haku really makes me wish I could’ve fought him. In a non-life threatening bout of course. Still I never knew Naruto had that spirit in him. Maybe I should spar with him in the future. “

“So Sasuke awakened the Sharingan after all. Good. Though who knew that you would be his trigger.” Neji opens his eyes, looking back right at you.

“See~ I told you that he likes you~” Tenten sets the sword down to go back to teasing you.

“You guys! Quit it! I didn’t tell that adventure just to go back to talking about my love life. “You pouted.

“That’s right! We should back to training. That story got my pumped. So let’s break our limits today Sakura!” Lee quickly grabs you as he starts to take you to the usual spot.

“Come on! I just got back……. Know what fine I guess it just can’t be helped.”

You spent the entire day training with Team Guy. Although you had your own team now you still felt like an honorary member as Lee puts it. In the year you spent with Team Guy in between the academy you really grew close with Neji, Lee and Tenten. Heck it was through Tenten’s admiration over Tsunade that you started to read up on medical ninjutsu.

Almost sparking another rivalry with Tenten but unlike Sasuke and Naruto the two of you were way more friendly about it. But after that event you start to think you should really get serious in learning medical ninjutsu. Someone has to keep your two idiots from almost getting themselves killed. You partially blame yourself for not convincing Haku to live rather than sacrifice himself for Zabuza. And it was only luck that you managed to save Sasuke. You need to be strong enough to not let anyone die in front of you.
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Later down the week, you would find yourself waking up to a strange sound. Slowly you pull yourself up towards the window as someone was knocking on it. You let out another yawn before slowly opening the window.

“Hello, are you Sakura Haruno?”

“Yeah? Who’s asking.” You managed to speak in between yawning.

“My name is Yūgao Uzuki. My senior Kakashi has told me a lot about you.”

>Be polite and offer her coffee while discussing her relationship with Kakashi
>Reschedule a meeting in order to go back to sleep
>Take a moment to freak out and straighten yourself before letting her in
>Something Else
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>>3526363
>Be polite and offer her coffee while discussing her relationship with Kakashi
Fucking ninjas not knowing how to knock on front doors
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>>3526363
>>Be polite and offer her coffee while discussing her relationship with Kakashi

Didn't we vote for Hayato? Oh well the two are pretty interchangeable anyway.
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>>3526363
>>Be polite and offer her coffee while discussing her relationship with Kakashi
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>>3526363
>Check the time, you didn't overtrain yourself to ridiculous exhaustion again did you?
>Be polite and offer her coffee while discussing her relationship with Kakashi
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>>3526363
>>Take a moment to freak out and straighten yourself before letting her in
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>>3526386
I'm guessing Kakashi thought sending a fellow girl to help her with Kenjutsu training would be more appropriate.
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>>3526363

>Be polite and offer her coffee while discussing her relationship with Kakashi

Make fun of kakashi by saying she's his girlfriend
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>>3526404
Nah, I would just go straight up ask "Wait, Kakashi has a girlfriend?"
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>>3526422
kek we might as well add
"Is THAT why he's always late in the morning?"
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>>3526363
>Be polite and offer her coffee while discussing her relationship with Kakashi
Be the ninja who respects cultural norms and procedures we wish existed in the world.
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>>3526437
>robs a grave
>is a troublemaker
Hmmm
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>>3526448
Just because we respect them doesn't mean we have to follow them 24/7.
Also Context matters.
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>>3526422
this
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It was seven in the morning. You had already previously underwent your morning exercise and decided to sleep in. With all the training you been doing, it was fine to have a cheat day like this. Especially given yesterday you over strained yourself to ridiculous exhaustion. At least all that time with Team Guy and your own experiences was doing wonders for your recovery time. What should’ve render you bedridden for several days ended up going away with just a good night’s sleep.

“hah….So Master Kakashi told you about me. ….me…. Wait a second?! Kakashi has a girlfriend?!?! Is THAT why always late in the morning?!?! "

“NO! I’m not his girlfriend!” Yugao flusters angrily. She quickly realizes the noise she was making as she quickly apologizes.

“Don’t you people ever knock through the door.” Once again you yawned.

“I didn’t want to trouble your parents. Otherwise, I would’ve knock through the door.” Yugao mentions.

“Aw jeez.” You mumbled, going as far as to make some coffee for the two of you to share.

It didn’t take you long to properly turn your room into a fitting meeting point for the two of you to talk. Thankfully Yugao also let you take care of your morning activities as you were still in your pajamas.

“Let me properly introduce myself again. I’m Yūgao Uzuki. Captain of the Anbu Black Ops, Jounin of Konogakure, and fiancé to Hayate Gekkō. “

“I’m Sakura Haruno, pleasure to meet you.”

“Likewise.”

Both of you quickly exchange pleasantries as you shake each other’s hand. The coffee you brewed was helping you tackle the day as you manage to be a respectable host.

“So how do you know my mentor Kakashi.”

“Well he was my senior when we were in the Anbu corps. I was under Team Ro with Kakashi being our leader. It’s a team that directly serve under the Hokage. The very best of the best among the Anbu. If Kakashi didn’t left the Anbu later in his life. Chances are he’d be the one who’s currently Captain. I take it you done your homework on the Anbu correct? “
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Your jaw almost dropped upon hearing the news. Somewhere in your heart you always knew that your mentor Kakashi Hatake was a big shot. The battle with Zabuza proved that. Never once did you consider he would be that high on the hierarchy. And to think Neji once compared you to the same level of talent that your mentor possessed at your age.

“So what brings you here.”

“Because my senior asked and my fiancé also wanted me to take part in this. Sakura Haruno, starting from today I’m going to teach you about Kenjutsu and what it means to be a swordsman. Though in this case swordswoman.”

“R-Really?!?! Are you sure?” You exclaimed, still in shock that such a big shot would also be willing to teach you. Tenten was no slouch but you were about to get true kenjutsu training. So you could’t help but feel excited.

“Kakashi put a good word on you. Not to mention you have one of the seven mist swords in your possession. To put it into good use and to better protect yourself, it’s only fitting you learn proper Kenjutsu. Because of my Anbu duties I won’t be as active as I should with your training. So to rectify that Hayato will be teaching you Kenjutsu. Naturally I’ll assist as well when I have the time for it. Especially considering Hayato’s poor constitution. “

>Asks about Hayato and her relationship
>Talk more about Kenjutsu/Request to Practice with Yugao
>Ask about the Anbu
>Something Else
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>>3526583
>Ask about the Anbu
>Talk more about Kenjutsu/Request to Practice with Yugao

Fucking radical, really liking the quest so far dude
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>>3526583
>Asks about Hayato and her relationship
>Talk more about Kenjutsu/Request to Practice with Yugao
>Ask about the Anbu
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>>3526583
>Ask about the Anbu
>Talk more about Kenjutsu/Request to Practice with Yugao
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>>3526583
>Asks about Hayato and her relationship
>Talk more about Kenjutsu/Request to Practice with Yugao
>Ask about the Anbu
ah shit anbu sakura here we come
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>>3526634
>Anbu Sakura
Please no.
To be honest I'm asking because what most genin would know about the Anbu essentially boils down to 'mysterious, black ops, wears masks', and Sakura is too much of an egghead not to grill the first confirmed Anbu she meets about what it's like.
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>>3526634
I think genderbent Mangetsu Hozuki is more likely.
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>>3526583
I'm not gonna do a specific vote, but rather point each option to a general direction.
>Ask about Hayato
Let's not pry into her love matters, but we would probably want to know about our other teacher. Especially take a note about that tidbit on Hayato's constitution.
>Ask about the Anbu
Just some small talk on this end, knowing what it's like would be nice but no need to expect much.
>Talk more about Kenjutsu/Request to Practice with Yugao
It would be nice to learn how to correctly handle a sword that size for starters.
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>>3526583
>>Talk more about Kenjutsu/Request to Practice with Yugao
Not really interested in Anbu route. Doesn't quite feel us.
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>>3526648
you mentioning mangetsu makes me wonder how suigestu is gonna be handled when we get to that point
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>>3526583
>Talk more about Kenjutsu/Request to Practice with Yugao
Anbu route is a big Nope from me
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>>3526583
>Asks about Hayato and her relationship
>Talk more about Kenjutsu/Request to Practice with Yugao
>Ask about the Anbu
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I have to say the Naruto fandom wiki has some worthwhile ideas.
https://narutofanon.fandom.com/wiki/Chakra_Weave
I could legit see this as a thing.
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>>3526882
>Chakra weave
My mind went straight to a sassy black ninja lady with a magic wig.
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>>3526892
Yeah the name could use work but it’s solid idea. The ability to use shape manipulation on unattached chakra that isn’t being actively controlled is a good idea with reasonable limits while allow creativity. Site has lot of cringy shit as expected of the Naruto fan base.
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>>3526917
I forgot to put a though in there.
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>>3526583
Take
>Ask about the Anbu
Out of my vote. So just voting for sword lessons.
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Why not Anbu?
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>>3527028
Because that would mean stuff like assassination would be required and we’d potentially get involved with shit like Root. I honestly don’t find either a big deal especially since we have the sword and intend on using it, it’s fucking meant for slaughter after all.
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>>3527040
can't we opt out of root?
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>>3527046
I not really arguing against Anbu though. I’m just presenting the reason not to. Anbu arguably has some of the best training for an elite ninja so I’m okay with joining Anbu. Don’t know much about Root though besides how hilariously corrupt they are.
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>>3527057
just read up on the wiki and most root members were taken as kids and raised as brothers which is why sai was so fucked and couldnt emote properly kakashi was also in root however he immediately left when his mission was to assassinate hiruzen
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>Abnormal Physical Prowess
>Higher Recovery Rate & Regenerative Ability
>Moderate Tolerance to Pain
>Genjutsu Affinity & High Resistance
>Superior Analytical Skills
>Near Perfect Chakra Control
>Genius level Intelligence & Excellent Memory [Photographic Level]
>One Handed Hand Signs [Currently 1 in 3 chance for success]
>Adept Ninjutsu skills
>Expert Genjutsu skills
>Adept in Multiple Martial Arts/Taijutsu
>Adept Bukijutsu skills
>Adept Shurikenjutsu skills
>Adept Fuinjutsu skills
>Novice Kenjutsu skills
>Novice Medical Ninjutsu skills
This is a lot of useful information.
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Apologize in advance for the exposition dump. This seem like a perfect time to hint more about the long term story and character interaction.

“So you and Hayato are engaged. That sounds so romantic. Tell me more about Hayato since he’s going to be my teacher as well. The way you talk about his condition makes me think he has some sort of disease. Oh and could you tell me about the Anbu. I only have the libraby books to go off on. So hearing it directly from the Anbu Captain has me just wanting to know.” You were showing your bookworm side as you were giddy over the possibility. You practically jumped out of the chair and was leaning over to Yugao with stars in your eyes.

“Alright alright I’ll tell you. Just don’t end up spilling your coffee.” Yugao smile as she watches you embarrassingly sitting back after the table after that outburst.

“First off Hayato was born with a weak body. He was considered be highly talented and especially gifted but his poor constitution often made him get sick. But that sickness never stopped him from doing his duties. To be frank, I’m a little embarrassed to talk about my love life with Hayato. But, he and I were always together since childhood. For the longest time I used to look up to your mentor Kakashi. And while I do respect him and admire him even now as a role model, it was Hayato that resonated with my heart. I can only attribute my current self-thanks to him and his teaching. In many ways, Hayato is my light. The moonlight to the darkness of the night sky. A flower needs light to survive or else it’ll wither and die. For a while, I was undergoing that process during my time in Anbu. Kakashi had it much worse than even I given how much suffering he has undergone.”

“What do you mean by that?” You look at the purple haired Anbu, noticing the sadness in her eyes when she was talking about flowers. In the back of your head you knew there was flowers that grew at night and some that even grow in darkness. But you knew that isn’t what she was getting at so you reframed from being a smartass.

“See when a person works on the Anbu, they are tasked with a lot of things. Protecting valuable secrets and/or people, high-risk infiltrations, dealing with extremely strong ninja, tracking, surveillance, interrogation and even assassination among many others. You could say the Anbu are the village’s best ninjas. Because it requires such specialties to tackle the hard missions in the village. It’s very similar to the specialized sub-group of Kirigakure’s Anbu known as the hunter nins you heard about. “

“Yeah I heard it from Haku. I also know that Konoha scouts for potential future candidates based on the very best of the best starting at the age of thirteen.”
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“See when a person works on the Anbu, they are tasked with a lot of things. Protecting valuable secrets and/or people, high-risk infiltrations, dealing with extremely strong ninja, tracking, surveillance, interrogation and even assassination among many others. You could say the Anbu are the village’s best ninjas. Because it requires such specialties to tackle the hard missions in the village. It’s very similar to the specialized sub-group of Kirigakure’s Anbu known as the hunter nins you heard about. “

“Yeah I heard it from Haku. I also know that Konoha scouts for potential future candidates based on the very best of the best starting at the age of thirteen.”

“You are correct about that. Though exceptions have been made like Itachi, the youngest Anbu member. I myself only made it in when I was twelve. Anyway, another role of the Anbu is to maintain peace. We used to work alongside the Konoha military police. Well to be more specific, the previous form of the Military Police when it was primarily run by the Uchiha. The massacre of the Uchiha clan had done a major blow to the police force and it’s still recovering under new management. So for now we Anbu take the same job as the police. “

“…oh I see. I never really directly asked Sasuke about that night. Part of me has been too afraid to. The mere thought of losing everyone in front of you and having it done by someone you cherished. I cannot imagine the pain one would be going through. I’m ashamed to admit it, but it’s that fear that originally made us drift back in school. It’s been something I regret to this day.” You look down at the second cup of coffee. You had a similar sad look to Yugao but yours was more out of guilt rather than pure sorrow.


“Actually I was the one who found Sasuke during the night of the attack. He was unconscious but I can still remember the tears flowing in his eyes. Since that day one of my missions was to watch and protect Sasuke Uchiha. There are those who would want the last Uchiha. I was chosen mainly due to my connections to Team Ro and personally knowing Itachi Uchiha. I still remember seeing him on the moonlight before finding Sasuke. I was prepared with the intent to kill and be killed by the youngest genius of the Uchiha. Yet he didn’t attack me, only approach me with a few words before disappearing. To this day I’m still trying to understand Itachi’s will. He killed his people and yet he wanted me to protect Sasuke. It’s all so confusing. “

This was a lot of info to take into account. You knew that Sasuke was being watched as like Naruto the Third Hokage wouldn’t just exactly leave an orphan completely abandoned. Though unlike Naruto, he didn’t need Hiruzen watching him as closely though he did get involved with Sasuke’s life. Yet you never thought you would meet with his legal guardian. Let alone be learning swordsmanship from them. Was Sasuke learning kenjutsu from her as well?
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>>3527274
>I also know that Konoha scouts for potential future candidates based on the very best of the best starting at the age of thirteen.
We are totally getting scouted.
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>>3527288
Yugao quickly notice you working your brain overthinking all of this. She quickly snaps you back to reality by gently tapping your forehead.

“I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have told you about that. “Yugao turns away.

“No, no. Don’t be. I’m rather really happy to learn that story. As well as learn swordsmanship from someone who was close to Itachi, a longtime partner to Master Kakashi and can be considered a legal guardian for Sasuke. I’m forever in your care Master Yugao.” You closed your eyes and gave a warm smile. This act of sincerity completely catches Yugao off guard.

“…You truly are a pure hearted girl. I can see why Kakashi talked so fondly about you.” A genuine smile came from Yugao.

That was the third person to show interest in your sweet words. The others being Kakashi and Hiruzen. You had friends like Naruto and Sasuke were moved by your kindness. Yet you never really thought about it.

“In time you’ll come to know Kakashi’s past. Likewise, I’d hope your team can be his light and heal him of the deep scars in his heart. Heaven knows me, Hayate, Gai, Anko, Shizune, Kinoe, Azuma, Kurenai, Raidō, Genma, and even Ebisu have been trying to remedy that. You may succeed where each of us has have been struggling with. For now, let’s get back to Kenjutsu training.”

“Yes ma’am”

You would continue to share a moment with Yugao before changing and preparing yourself for the day. You can use your cheat day another time.
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Eventually you would find yourself in a rather large dojo. You can only imagine that this must have been one of those secured buildings for training inside. The matts on the floor and the structure of the room was perfect for learning Kenjutsu. Standing on the opposite side of you was Yugao as she was holding a wooden sword. You were also holding one since no one would learn Kenjutsu properly through wielding actual weapons.

“Alright first things first. I’m going to have to teach you about a person’s presence or killing intent. “

“Presence? Killing Intent? Is that like some genjutsu?”

“You’re not the first person who would come to that conclusion. Chakra is built on both physical and spiritual energy. But like any skill, one can train themselves to expel their spiritual energy or will on to others. Depending on the individual and their personality it can be comforting and protective or murderous and destructive. Some refer to it as Aura. The land of Samurai is especially well trained at reading the intent of others alongside their Kenjutsu. If I’m to be honest, the Samurai there are the best when it comes to Kenjutsu and unlike us who uses Kenjutsu mixed with our ninja techniques. Samurais have polished their skills for eons to hone their swordsmanship and use Chakra differently than us Ninjas. Combined that with their ability to read intent and presence alongside the Iadio and more often than naught you’d find yourself dealing with a truly dangerous individual.”

“Kirigakure and Kumogakure especially are ones who are trying to replicate the skills of the samurai through their own form of Kenjutsu. It’s rare here in Konoha but there are those who came to the same conclusion. I was taught the way of the sword by my fiancé. He’s a true genius at the heart. And if it wasn’t for his poor condition, he’d wouldn’t need me to sometime help you train. “

"Alright. Well then I'll train hard to make sure that both of you can feel secure despite your limited time."

“Very good Sakura. Now then I’m going to come at you with my presence. It’ll be at the intent to kill so I’d advise you to brace yourself.”

“R-Right!”

Before you could even wrap your head around it, you quickly found yourself overwhelmed. Your eyes briefly glanced at Yugao’s as they were far more sharp and focused. The soft and warm presence you felt from her was replaced with an overpowering murderous intent. This was the kind of pressure befitting of an Anbu Captain as it swept you away. You almost swear that you caught a vision of Yugao piercing your chest with just the wooding sword. The Genjutsu you faced was nothing compared to this!

>Breakdown completely and frozen in fear
>Bite your lip to try and numb the fear
>Combat the presence with your own willpower/manifestation of Inner Sakura
>Try to gather your wits
>Something else
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>Bite your lip to try and numb the fear
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>Combat the presence with your own willpower/manifestation of Inner Sakura
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>Combat the presence with your own willpower/manifestation of Inner Sakura
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>>3527325
>>Combat the presence with your own willpower/manifestation of Inner Sakura

Think of Naruto doing something stupid to fuel our aura.
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>Combat the presence with your own willpower/manifestation of Inner Sakura
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>>Combat the presence with your own willpower/manifestation of Inner Sakura
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In order to protect yourself. You subconsciously manifest Inner Sakura around yourself. Even though it took the full brunt of the killing intent, you were still affected deeply. It was hard putting into words just how powerful it was. Like you were drowning in a dark ocean with the light slowly fading away.

Inner Sakura was barely holding on as your willpower was put to its limits. Still, even as it was cracked and struggle with maintaining form. It still continued to wrap itself around you. A determined look on its face with the visual of tears flowing down.

You on the other hand was currently kneeling down from the experience. The look of absolute terror and the crippling despair had your body shaking immensely.

Once you felt the presence disappear did Inner Sakura fade. A brief moment of peace came to you before you felt sick. Quickly you ran to the nearest trash can to puke.

Again you felt the will to live slowly disappearing from you. It then dawns upon you that you felt this kind of pressure before with Zabuza.

Zabuza’s was immense and overwhelming, this was more controlled and focused. You weren’t sure if Yugao was holding back or just chose to be more precise. Either way, it was a miracle that you could even move.

This was far more intense than your fight with Haku. There was no doubt that Haku could do the same. But his kindness kept him from tormenting you like this and instead erased his presence altogether. That’s probably part of the reason why you couldn’t predict Haku’s moves, let alone react to them on time.

Yugao slowly starts to walk to you. Noticing the deep panting that you were reduced to, Yugao starts to pull something out of her pocket.

“Impressive. In brief moment since taking in my killing intent, you managed to defend yourself partially through manifesting your own will. That’s good. The only way to counter such force is to meet it with your own. Face it fully without letting it overwhelm or influence you. That being said.” Yugao closes her eyes for a moment.
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>>3527474 (You)

Yugao stood in front of you, looking down at the trembling mess that you become. There was a duality of kindness and toughness in her words and expression. You get the feeling that Yugao faced this same overwhelming experience at your age. Maybe even younger.

“It’s still not strong enough to completely shield you from the force of my will. I’m sorry. But in order to make it in this ninja world. You’ll have to face such clashes and endure. Not just physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. It is a psychological game between our souls. The weaker one will ultimately fall.” Yugao slowly kneels down, giving you a handkerchief to clean yourself up.

“There was another reason why Kakashi came to me. He wanted me to teach you battle sense. Sakura Haruno. In the brief moments I talked to you. I can tell that you’re a pure-hearted girl that truly cares for those around her. You try to solve any problem you come across with logic and reasoning. That’s very admirable traits for a ninja. Unfortunately, you can’t win a fight with intelligence alone. Sure, your mind makes it easier to come up with a plan for victory. But then what happens when things don’t go the way you planned? How do you respond then? Can you quickly come up with another plan in time? Can you keep a leveled head in the heat of battle? Without experience, your sharp wit and gifted intelligence might as well as be as dull as this wooden sword. No, it’s probably even worse than that. “ Yugao stares intently at you.

It was like she was reading your mind. She knew all about your weaknesses in that brief exchange. Almost as if your heart was out in the open and she was able to read it. Was this how high level ninjas do battle with one another? And just when you thought you knew the world of the ninja.

“Hayato will teach you the full extent of Kenjutsu. I will try to as well. But my main objective is to teach you battle sense. I will sharpen all of your senses, push your mind and spirit to its breaking point, teach you how to read one’s intent/will, be able to predict an enemy’s movement and polish the instincts that lie dormant within you. Once you master all of these, then I know that nobody will be able to stop you. For now, what will you do? How will you address this obstacle right in front of you? “

>Stand up and ready yourself again
>Take a break to calm down and cry
>Reschedule for another time and run
>Something else

[write in your dialogue as well if you want]
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>>3527488
>Stand up and ready yourself again
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>>3527488
>>Stand up and ready yourself again
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>>3527488
>Stand up and ready yourself again
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Two things I want to address in this so apologize in advance..

The first was making Hiruzen not have the biggest lap of judgment and essentially ruining Naruto and Sasuke's lives. It's implied that Anbu were watching the two but otherwise he rarely did anything for these PTSD orphans. He's obviously isn't perfect Especially since Danzo is still a thing. But I'd at least want him to still be a credible Hokage and someone the village truly respect and cherish. Seriously who gives an orphan kid an allowance of money and NOT expect the rest of the village trying to scam him. Still keeping the bond with Tenchi since that's fucking beautiful.

Secondly, I wanted to address the other Elephant in the room Kakashi's teaching skills. With all the connections he has, there is absolutely no excuse how original team seven ended up. Sure Kakashi has to protect Sasuke from Orochimaru and show him how to use the sharingan. But there's still no excuse for Sakura and Naruto. Also there's a lot of coincidence for Naruto ending up meeting most of his future teacher/supporters cause reasons before it's reveal they all know Minato/Kakashi. So I'm nipping that inconsistency in the bud right now.
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>>3527488
>Stand up and ready yourself again
say something along the lines of if i can learn to take the full brunt of this i can use it to reach my goal / side question are we gonna do kurosaki mission first or the bikouchu mission first?
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>>3527607

Majority points to The First movie and Crossroads getting the most attention.

Wanted to do something small like the waterfall village so it doesn't feel like you're jumping to two B/A missions back to back.
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>>3527621
Just do whatever makes the most sense.
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For a small moment you take a brief reprise. Letting out as much tears as you can manage to try and lesson your stress and fears. Trying to apply rational thinking over emotional feeling was way harder than you gave credit. You hate not being in control and not having things goes as planned. It is just as Yugao said as much as you didn’t want to admit it.

You manage to clean yourself up with the handkerchief. Thankfully you didn’t have any else left in the tank for another puke feast. Slowly you manage to pull yourself from the puke bucket, gripping your wooden sword tightly. You turn to directly face your mentor. Tears were still in your eyes but you were looking more like inner Sakura as both of you got into place again.

“…I won’t be a burden….to my team…. I’ll overcome this fear and become fearless.” You barely speak out, still holding on the sword for dear life. Yugao closes her eyes before placing her hand on your shoulder.

“Fear isn’t a sin nor a weakness. It is natural for one to feel fear. It is the brain’s way of alerting yourself of the dangers you face. When people talk about being fearless they think it means not to have any fears. But that’s where they are wrong. Being fearless is not letting fear control and cripple you. Rather you make it a strength. Fear is part instinct, part learned, part taught, and part imagination. It comes in many different forms. And they all can affect the individual in many ways. Fear for ninjas keeps our skills honed, it forces us to be creative, it keeps us active and willing to consider every possibility to combat it. “

You listen closely to the wisdom that Yugao was given. As someone who has to tackle such experiences every day, it was best to hear it from the pro. After receiving comfort did she start to walk back into place before turning to you.

“Remember the four steps. Freeze, Fight, Flight and fright. Freeze is to stop and assets the situation and decide what to do next. Fight is to confront it head in a direct approach. Flight is to work around the fear and act accordingly if it’s too dangerous for fight. Fright is knowing when to leave or to stop moving to rethink your options. It is also the most dangerous as you can fall into severe depression, hopelessness and despair. You can’t afford that in battle. “Yugao quickly got back into position.

“If I can learn to take the full brunt of this i can use it to reach my goal.” As you said this you start to brace yourself for what’s to come. You will endure this and learned from it.

“Good. I’m going to come at you again. Brace yourself!”

“Yes ma’am!”
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>>3527692

For you it has been a long two to three weeks. In addition to minor missions like clean up and charity work, you spent your time polishing your skills. As Yugao said, Hayato taught you the art of the sword while Yugao polishes your battle sense. Their combine efforts were really helping you improve as a swordswoman. Of course you started to become a bit paranoid. As part of your training, Yugao started to appear when you least expect it to bonk you on the head with the wooden sword.

You honestly lost count to how many times she caught you. She wasn’t the captain of the Anbu for nothing as you come to realize. Luckily this was a mission day. Therefore, you have the reassurance of Naruto and Sasuke with you. Kakashi gave you a rather strange mission. He wanted three of you to go see a movie. It was the latest one in the Princess Fūn cinematic universe. You weren’t sure if this was a real mission or just a joke. But hey at least it beats picking up after animals.

>Buy Tickets like a normal person
>Use the Walking on Ceiling Trick as training
>Use Transformation Jutsu to sneak in
>Something Else
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>>3527694
>Buy Tickets like a normal person
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>>3527694
Buy tickets, then hang out on the roof as a stealth exercise.
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>>3527711
Yeah sure, we'll do this.
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Oh, and remember to gag Naruto. He never stays silent during a movie and it always pisses you off.
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>>3527694
>Buy Tickets like a normal person
yeah tell naruto if he doesn't shut it you'll try your new blade on him
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>>3527694
Also agreeing with >>3527711

As an aside, I'd be interested to know how Guy felt seeing the Kubikiribōchō again. You know, since his dad sacrificed his life to kill one of its previous owners.
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>>3527694
>>3527711
Support
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>>3527711
>>3527704
>>3527742
>>3527748
>>3527766

You decide to use the money that Kakashi give you to buy a ticket. This made you happy since this mean that you can actually go do normal things like watch movies. Again, you might be fine being a kunoichi but there were times you want to embrace normality in this modern world. Putting that aside, you quickly turn to Naruto after getting your ticket.

“Naruto if you say or do anything to get us kicked out. I’ll make you regret it.”

Rather coldly did you start threatening Naruto. To further empathize on the point you started to let your long hair came to life. It slithers and moves in an ominous pattern, making you appear more like a yurei by the second.

“Y-Yes ma’ma.”

Seeing that you were a regular in the massive theater it was rather easy for you to find your place. With the remaining money you directed the gang to the stands. The prices were fair and balance with the food and drink being up to standards.

Otherwise you would rather sneak in food and drinks instead. With all three of you now stocked with supplies, you made your way to be the first ones inside. Now you can go pick the best seats in the house. That is…if Sasuke and Naruto didn’t decide to climb up the walls and park themselves on the roof. Inner Sakura was having a field day at the destruction of your normal day.

You mentally sigh to Sasuke and Naruto. Just once you would like to do things the normal way rather than bring the ninja life everywhere. Though one will argue that using your hair so frequently to multi-task counted as being a hypocrite. Still, you manage to go along with it if only to make sure Naruto keeps quiet. A rather effortless stunt for you as you make it to the roof of the movie room.

With the use of chakra, the three of you manage to keep your food from falling despite being upside down. Although with your earth style it also served as additional safety nets for that purpose. At least having refreshments and food also helped to keep Naruto quiet. He resorted to acting like a mime and being excited over the movie. You allowed this since he was keeping his promise of being quiet. After all if he makes a little peep you were going to gag him.

Once the movie was over you find yourself walking down the street. Thankfully that despite the move being two and a half hours that nobody had to go to the bathroom. You didn’t want to have to deal with sneaking to the restroom without anyone noticing. That and the movie was getting too good to willingly leave.

“That was awesome! The way she use that rainbow chakra to take out the bad guys was amazing. Not to mention the fight choreography was pretty spot on and fluid. And I also thought the special effects really made the story all the more immersive and-“
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>>3527799

It was rather odd hearing Naruto be so thorough and detail with his dissection of the movie. Although, slowly you long since came to understand that Naruto was a visual learner and picked up things much easier through show and don’t tell. Just think the amount of time young Sakura could’ve saved if she knew this knowledge day one. That and dumbing down your explanation into something that he could absorb. A feat that often make you question the fear of losing precious brain cells.

“Sakura?” Sasuke looks at you with mild concern.

“Yes Sasuke?” You on the other hand continue to smile.

“This is usually the part where you snark back. Or try and throw a witty remark that only someone who reads a book would get. Unlike Naruto.”

“I’m letting Naruto let it all out. Those two and a half hours of peace was the best in my life. Complete silence with neither of you two antagonizing each other. If every day was like this, I’d say I died and went to the pure lands. “

“That or you'll get agitated over the constant silence.”

“Sasuke, please don’t ruin this for me.” Your smile was cracking and your hair almost came to life.

You try your hardest not to think about such things. Sasuke meanwhile kept a sly smile as the three of you walk to the meeting spot where Kakashi was going to be. You most likely assume he’s going to be late so you were taking your sweet time. It’s about time that you make him wait for you.

“P-Princess Fūun?!?!?!”

It was a shocking moment to see the main heroine of the movie you saw currently riding on horseback. Part of you wanted to think you were dreaming so you pinched yourself rather hard. The sharp pain quickly defuses the theory that this was a dream. Just in time to see several other armored men with horses chasing after her. Seem like this was going to be anything but a normal day.

>Get on a horse bandit style and take them out in style
>Act like a ninja and take them out quietly
>Just brute strength it
>Do nothing and wait it out
> Other [Specify]
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>>3527802
>Princess Fūun
Geet on her horse and ask what's going on?
And ask for autograph, of course.
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>>3527802
>Act like a ninja and take them out quietly
Show her how ninja go
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>>3527802
>Other
Look around for a camera.

Yugao was talking about the value of assessing a situation, and I don't think Sakura is the type of knucklehead who'd neglect to look for a camera before getting involved with a situation like this where she KNOWS the person being chased is a film star.
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>>3527802
>Do nothing and wait it out
>Check for hidden cameras
Considering this is Konoha if it was legitimate trouble I'm assuming more experienced ninjas would have dealt with it by now. Check if you're not ruining a film scene before jumping in.

Also we're going into Snow right after Wave? After this we gotta find Shika and complain that all our missions are so damn troublesome lately.
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>>3527802
>Check for cameras - ask Sasuke to look too with his sharingan
>Have hair on standby to haul Naruto back from rushing in
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>>3527827
>>3527829
>>3527840
Support.
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>>3527802
>Start to track the group. If they are hostile, try and practice Kenjutsu.
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>>3527840
+1 Switch to that
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>>3527827
>>3527829
>>3527840
>>3527849
>>3527867

At first seeing those men and Naruto take off made you get ready for combat. However, you manage to remember Yugao’s lessons about observation and assessing the situation. So you stop in your track and starts to wrack your brain at it. If this was really an attack, then countless ninjas would’ve came out and stop it long before your team had to. Secondly wasn’t it just a bit too convenient that Princess Fuu would be out here in the real world running from several armored samurais on horseback? The more you thought about it, the more likely that this was a movie shooting it becomes.

“Sasuke, can you use your Sharingan to look for the cameras”

“No need. There’s a bunch of them out in the open if you look carefully.

Upon Sasuke’s suggestion you started to look around. To nobody’s surprise you caught glimpses of cameras. They were stationed at several points throughout the village. You can only assume that this was some sort of scene that they were shooting for the next movie. That just made what was happening that much more troubling for you.

“Let’s go Sakura. We have to stop the number one knucklehead ninja from embarrassing our village.”

“I should’ve played sick today.”

The two of you quickly jump into the air and scout the lands for Naruto. It seems in your search Naruto had made a bunch of shadow clones as they swam the entirety of the village’s shopping area. You quickly turn to Sasuke. Both of you had a disgruntled look on your faces.

“Can your hair catch them all?”

“Do I look like I want to get that many split ends? “

“Then I guess we’ll just have to wait for master Kakashi to fix this.”

“Yeah no kidding. That blockhead is going to end up embarrassing us with his shadow clone army. It’s both envious and insulting how much chakra Naruto has. I can barely do a handful of shadow clones safely.”

“I can probably do more than you no problem, but I like to focus on quality rather than quantity.”

The two of you ended up signing at the mess that Naruto was going to bring. Even if both of you use clones to split up, chances are Naruto would’ve just made even more to cover the village. This was not how your day supposed to go. Speaking of days, you found Kakashi suddenly dropping in as the three of you were standing on a large rooftop.
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>>3527913

“Ah Sasuke, Sakura there you are. I been looking for you guys.”

“If you’re going to say why you’re late save it. We already got a big problem.”

“Is it about Princess Fuun and her crew requiring protection? “

“No but that explains quite a lot.”

“Well that’s our mission this time around. A C- rank mission. We are to escort and protect the actress and her men as they’d travel to the Land of Snow.”

Something about this smell fishy. You remember your last mission being labeled as a C rank mission as well but look what happened there. This might be the paranoia from Yugao whacking you with the wooden stick talking but you were very skeptical about this.

>Follow Kakashi for debriefing
>Convince Kakashi to capture Naruto
>Ask to get some sweet snacks for the headache that Naruto is bringing
>Go get supplies for the mission instead
> Other [Specify]
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>>3527914
>Play a game of Rock Paper Scissors to see who's going down there to defuse the situation.
Knowing Naruto, he has already messed things up royally. It's just a matter of who picks the short straw on this one.
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I think at the rate we’re going we’ll wind up hating escort missions.
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>>3527927
>>3527914
This. Knowing Kakashi he's not gonna help at all with the Naruto wrangling and just kick back and read Icha Icha while we suffer, so might as well save our breath.

Also can we just tell a bunch of Naruto's clones the message that Fuu is just filming and to get his ass to debrief, then dispel them? Presumably Naruto will get the feedback from the popped clones, and Sakura can get a venting session in. It might be quicker than actually finding the real Naruto, if he bothers to listen (Sakura needs to be reaaally scary with the hair snakes when she speaks to the clones to increase the chances of him complying)
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>>3527954
Wrangling him via Shadow Clone is actually a great idea.
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>>3527914

>>3527954
>>3527977
Support
>Wrangle Naruto via shadow clone
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>>3527977
If the clone wrangling is viable then that gives team seven a kinda decent communication setup? Naturo leaves a (henged) shadow clone with both Sasuke and Sakura, and they can dispel it with a message to get to him if need be. Useful if the team ever splits up, might be useful for the forest part of the exams.
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>>3527941
The "Every escort turns into a high rank mission" curse is pretty strong yeah.
>>3527954
>>3527977
Yeah sure we can try that if he hasn't fucked things up too badly, but judging by the amount of shadow clones it's just gonna be a little whisper in the back of his head if we only get one or two clones with the message.
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>>3528031
That's why Sakura has to go on a rampage with scary snake hair up on max. Get inner and some of her own clones out for the fun. Heck bully Sasuke into joining in and max it a full team bonding (beating?) exercise.
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>>3528035
And this is exactly why QM is worried about this Sakura becoming a demon.
Better us then Sasuke taking a level in edgelord though I guess.
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>>3528035
Not interested in going that far. Hell I’ll vote to not go that far.
>>3527914
> whatever you do don’t take it too far.
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>>3528041
>>3528044
Huh I was thinking like a slightly super strength dope slap, enough to dispel the clone with one hit. I suppose the hair might be going too far though...we can always take it off and have her just pop a bunch of clones.

But really I just want to see if the clone feedback thing is viable, or like >>3528031 if it will be too small to be anything useful.
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You know it’ll be interesting when Reverse Harem Jutsu happens.
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>>3527914
>Wrangle his shadow clone and inform it of the filming then dispel it
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>>3527914
>>Go get supplies for the mission instead
Boring, but practical.
No, it's not because it means someone else has to deal with the idiot for once. Not at all. That would be silly.
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>>3527914
>>Go get supplies for the mission instead
"Sasuke, you deal with Naruto."
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>>3527927
>>3527977
>>3527992
>>3528439
>>3527992
>>3527977
>>3528044


“Well before we talk about debriefing you guys on the mission. We should probably go get Naruto.”

“That idiot has made too many clones and is currently playing hero. “Sasuke interjects.

“That does look like quite the amount of Shadow clones Naruto has made. Looks like chakra control training has really shown some improvements after all.” Kakashi smiles while you and Sasuke continue to look with annoyance.

“And I guess one of us will have to get Naruto while you try and calm down the one who is hiring us right?”

“Analytical as always Sakura. I’d do it myself but why rob either of you the chance to grow further as teammates and as ninjas.”

You swear this was just an excuse for Kakashi to read the latest Ichi Ichi Paradise book. Not that you could really talk back to your superior. So you let out a mental sigh before turning to Sasuke. He equally found it troubling but an order was an order.

“Shall we do that?”

“It can't be helped.”

The two of you got into position as it almost like you were about to have a show down. When in reality it was a game of rock paper scissor or janken for short. Whenever it came to moments like these this was the only way to decide it. You were hell-bent on winning this game. Both you and Sasuke threw out your hands. It was quick and almost instantaneous to the outside party.

For the two of you, this was a mind game like no other. In just that instant the two of you were moving your hands at fast speeds. Constantly changing your hands to one of three moves, it was both to throw your adversary off and pick the outcome you want. Part of you found it aggregating bringing ninja deception to a children’s game. Yet at this point you really didn’t want to get stuck picking up Naruto.

“Like hell I’m going to lose!”

You try to surpass Sasuke’s speed while the two of you were getting closer to the end. Neither of you wanted to lose to the other. Therefore, both of you up the ante by using chakra to further boost your hand movements. Kakashi was really proud at how his students were developing as he spectates. If it came to chakra control, then you were going to win. You absolutely had to win so you push yourself forward to overwhelm Sasuke.

“UGH!”

A hand crap at the worst time. Somehow those one handed hand signs practicing you were doing earlier was going to bite you in the butt. Even with your attempt to force the move before Sasuke, you still found yourself being slower than the Uchiha genius. It was just a split second, but that split second was enough for Sasuke to change his scissors to paper. Leaving you stuck in rock as you grip your hand over from the cramped muscles.

“Looks like paper beats rock. I win Sakura.”

“Fine! I’ll go. Stupid Naruto and his stupid antics. Stupid game of janken turning into who can cheat the fastest. Ugh!” You grumbled angrily as you jump off the rooftop.
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>>3529189
>“Fine! I’ll go. Stupid Naruto and his stupid antics. Stupid game of janken turning into who can cheat the fastest. Ugh!” You grumbled angrily as you jump off the rooftop.
Here’s my first thought.
https://mangadex.org/title/36067/ultimate-rock-paper-scissors
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>>3529189
>“Analytical as always Sakura. I’d do it myself but why rob either of you the chance to grow further as teammates and as ninjas.”
Can I just say I REALLY like the snarky bac and forth Sasuke and Sakura have going on.

Also love the fact that, even though he's still pretty emotionally constipated, Sasuke is emoting a hell of lot more than endless repetitions of GOTTA BE STRONG we got in canon. Sakura's friendship over the years really has been good for him.
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>>3529259
Shit I just quoted Kakashi instead of Sasuke. Oh well my point still stands, I really like this Sasuke-Sakura dynamic you have going on.
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>>3529259
Yeah Sasuke is a way better character here and the QM’s writing is improving by leap and bounds. My hopes for the near future is for Itachi to not be as retarded and for Naruto to actually grow out of his childish bullshit.
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>>3529189

It didn’t take you long to find a Naruto, especially considering he was wearing an orange jumpsuit. Sure your outfit wasn’t really meant for stealth.

Still, you were damn sure you’d be harder to spot then Naruto at least. Upon arrival you manage to sneak past a Naruto and sudden real him up in one of those judo locks.

“You know…I figured this would be a normal day for once. Just going out to watch a movie. Hanging out with friends. You know? Living the normal teen life like all regular girls. I was even looking forward to karaoke and barbecue. Ehehehe…. “You whisper ominously.


Although you already had Naruto in check, it wasn’t enough to just tell him about the mission. You were going to use this as a venting session as Inner Sakura couldn’t keep those boiling emotions unchecked any longer.

Currently Naruto looks at you with a terrified face. You didn’t let him speak as you continue to greet him with a cheerful smile. Several strands of hair reshape themselves into giant fists to surround Naruto.


“Did you know how much force it takes to break a bone? Even with the muscle in the way, a simple four thousand newtons when applied properly can do the job. But what if I use my hair to attack the ribs?

There’s much less muscles to get in the way. So it’d be easier to break compared to your femur. Or maybe I should use less force and just dislocate your shoulder. Dragging out the pain might be more effective for a knucklehead like you. Decisions decisions….”

“Ah! The return of Zakura! Nooooo!”

Naruto quickly passing out as the clone disburses. You waited for a second to see any change to the stampede of Naruto.

Unfortunately, it looks like the message was being drown out. You crack your knuckles in response while hair rises further in the air.

“Of course it wouldn’t be that easy. There’s too many clones. It’s more like a whisper than anything. “

You started to laugh in an eerie way. This was the rare chance to vent to Naruto. It wasn’t like you were the type to always hit him for every little thing. Though there were moments that you wish you did.

Be no different than flat out abuse. You were kind and even though you treat him like an annoying brother, Naruto was still one of your closest friends.

Rather it was your scare tactics that usually got his act together. The human mind was a funny thing as our imagination can be scarier than the actual threat.

Something you learned extensively through Yugao. Nothing was scarier than the implied implications rather than actually following suit.
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>>3529291
>disburses
That doesn’t mean what you think it means.
Disburse means to pay out. Disperse mean to cause to thin out and disappear.
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>>3529259
>>3529273

Thank you. Since Sakura isn't fondling over Sasuke and Sasuke actually acknowledge and respect her that this would be the most likely scenario. Although he also think of her as annoying at times with her nagging. He knows you care but he's still 12. Also the less reminders of his dead mom the better.

The real challenge will be handling Shippuden Sasue and tackling chars like Itachi.

>>3529309

A small laps in judgment in between feeding the cats. My apologies.
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>>3529291

So you start picking off clones one by one like you were some sort of horror movie monster. Until finally Naruto got the message. Had it been one or two clones you figure the feedback would’ve been far more positive and much quicker. Even so, this was still good for you as you got to take out your frustration in a more positive way. After all, it was just clones.

As Luck would have it, you would arrive directly at the ninja supply shops.

>What do you take for your mission to the land of snow? Write in your supplies
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>>3529329
>Fondling
...You probably meant fawning. Fondling means stroking / caressing and is something I reallly hope she's NOT doing at 12.

>Shippuden Sasuke
Also hope they'll be a way to stop Sasuke going full on chuuni betrayer. Heck even Sakura taking the curse seal in Sasuke's place will be a better outcome than him getting the seal.
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>>3529329
>fondling
That also doesn’t mean what you think it means.
Fondling is basically groping. Fawning is the word you’re looking for.
>The real challenge will be handling Shippuden Sasue and tackling chars like Itachi.
I think you mean Shippuden in general will be a challenge. If it were up to me most of the story in Shippuden would go into the trash since Kishimoto’s biggest weaknesses is politics and philosophy it would require you to recognize the actual pros and con of the philosophies you are portraying and to realize not everything can be resolved through talk no jutsu.
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>>3529344
>Winter clothing
Since it's the land of SNOW after all
>As many supplies to make booby traps as we can carry
Since we know how to make them now
>First aid supplies
>Extra kunai / shuriken / explosive tags
Since the basics are the best.

Sure this may seem like overkill for a simple escort mission, but we know how our last one went...
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>>3529349
>>3529355

You're not wrong. But knowing early Naruto it's hard to say. Might just be remembering some things.

Tackling Shippuden in general requires me to watch and read up on philosophies and implications that Kishimoto wanted to do. And try to tackle them in the least asinine way. It won't be perfect but I'm gonna try to handle all the issues accordingly when we get there.

PS: Not doing Boruto. There's no point.
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>>3529369
This is all good.
>>3529378
The basic philosophical conflict boils down to “individualism” vs “collectivism” with individualism being bad and collectivism being good. If you want to understand individualism I suggest looking up Nietzsche's Concept of the Will to Power.
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>>3529369
I know it's common sense but don't forget food and water.
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>>3529291
>“Ah! The return of Zakura! Nooooo!”

God damn that made me laugh.
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>>3529344
other then the basics and your sword take some food pills dunno if we'll get pushed against a corner
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>>3529577
We actually have a couple swords.
>Tools & Equipment

>Kubikiribōchō [Sealed in a scroll]
>Chakra Blade Katana [Gifted by Yūgao Uzuki & Hayate Gekkō ]
>Konoha Chakra Blade
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>>3529586
>Chakra Blade Katana
>Konoha Chakra Blade
????? Since when?
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>>3529344
>Bring a pair of sunglasses
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>>3529634
For awhile now. Check the damn pastebin.
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>>3529649
I was reading the pastebin and I guess I missed it, Tools & Equipment is a surprisingly small section.
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>>3529659
It’s basically special equipment.
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So any ideas for sword techs we can develop?
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>>3529917
I wanna try using some sort of earth jutsu maybe channelling it into the sword to make a kinda earth style sword jutsu that's on par with rasengan and chidori some thing that sakura can call hers and use in finishers
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>>3529951
Earth based chakra flow is defensive in nature as is water. Though I have an idea of a tech we could use even without a sword (but a sword could make it more powerful). The idea is to make a chakra flow that erodes and forces substances to flow around our attacks effectively removing any resistance to our attacks.
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>>3529977
Dunno just throwing ideas out there just wish sakura had her own rasengan/ chidori seeing as sasuke has a lightning release and naruto has a wind release maybe we could do something with that
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>>3530022

If it makes you feel better, seeing enough of the games showed me precisely how I can improve Cherry Blossom Impact to be on par with Rasengan/Chidori among other useful info.
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>>3530026
As long as we get a better name with some element affinity and a better name lol
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>>3529531
>>3529636

After you spend some much needed time in the shops, you feel positive that you can tackle whatever fate throws at you. Sure this might be excessive especially just for a restock of your basic tools. Yet considering how the first C-rank mission went, you wanted to take no chances. You made sure to get everything you needed to safely travel in the land of snow. Even going as far as to order a brand new winter outfit. A process that didn’t take that long to custom make for you.

With your brand new winter outfit packed up, you were now all set. Quickly you head to where Kakashi and co currently were. Naruto told you through shadow clone that he found the princess and currently keeping her safe. You wanted to lecture Naruto about that, but you remembered that you did scare the living crap out of him earlier. It was only fair to let him watch over Princess Fuun in exchange. You only told him where the next meeting point was going to be.

In the brief rundown on the way to the studio you learned that the mission was to escort Yukie Fujikaze, current famous actress in the land of fire. As well as her most noticeable role is Princess Fuun, the same character’s movie you previously watched. You soon get the feeling that’s probably why Kakashi had you watch those movies. A kind gesture that you still appreciated regardless.

Upon arrival you were met with wonder and galore as you saw your favorite actors and actresses on stage. It was rather strange being in an actual studio. In all your time preparing to be a kunoichi, you never considered the possibility of being involved with an actual movie studio. If nothing else this was rather exciting. Seeing the actors moving into place while the production crew made sure everything was running. You were essentially living any fan’s dream.

“I like to apologize again for any trouble we may ended up causing.”

“Not at all. It was rather impressive to see our stuntmen turned bodyguards get taken down like that. And you say that Naruto kid was just a rookie?”

“Essentially. My two other companions Sasuke and Sakura are top graduates from the academy.”

“It’s true. That knucklehead is our weak link.”

“You could say that a little nicer. Even if it is true.”

Smooth Sakura. You ended up agreeing with Sasuke despite trying to defend Naruto. The director could only laugh as he found the three of you all the more impressive. Good on you for making a good impression so far. As you listen to the group talk about the movie and even running into several of the main cast. You would soon find yourself bumping into Michy. He was the one who plays Sukeakuro.
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>>3529369
>>3529403
>>3529531
>>3529636

After you spend some much needed time in the shops, you feel positive that you can tackle whatever fate throws at you. Sure this might be excessive especially just for a restock of your basic tools. Yet considering how the first C-rank mission went, you wanted to take no chances. You made sure to get everything you needed to safely travel in the land of snow. Even going as far as to order a brand new winter outfit. A process that didn’t take that long to custom make for you.

With your brand new winter outfit packed up, you were now all set. Quickly you head to where Kakashi and co currently were. Naruto told you through shadow clone that he found the princess and currently keeping her safe. You wanted to lecture Naruto about that, but you remembered that you did scare the living crap out of him earlier. It was only fair to let him watch over Princess Fuun in exchange. You only told him where the next meeting point was going to be.

In the brief rundown on the way to the studio you learned that the mission was to escort Yukie Fujikaze, current famous actress in the land of fire. As well as her most noticeable role is Princess Fuun, the same character’s movie you previously watched. You soon get the feeling that’s probably why Kakashi had you watch those movies. A kind gesture that you still appreciated regardless.

Upon arrival you were met with wonder and galore as you saw your favorite actors and actresses on stage. It was rather strange being in an actual studio. In all your time preparing to be a kunoichi, you never considered the possibility of being involved with an actual movie studio. If nothing else this was rather exciting. Seeing the actors moving into place while the production crew made sure everything was running. You were essentially living any fan’s dream.

“I like to apologize again for any trouble we may ended up causing.”

“Not at all. It was rather impressive to see our stuntmen turned bodyguards get taken down like that. And you say that Naruto kid was just a rookie?”

“Essentially. My two other companions Sasuke and Sakura are top graduates from the academy.”

“It’s true. That knucklehead is our weak link.”

“You could say that a little nicer you know. Even if it is true.”
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>>3530405

“Sorry about that. Are you hurt my fair maiden?”

You practically melted under his charm. He was so much more refine and elegant then the two boys you call your teammates. And he was certainly much more respectable than your mentor Kakashi as an adult. Michy ends up smiling at you while helping you up.

>Act cool and aloof while mentally fawning over the lead actor Michy
>Casually ask for an autograph while keeping it together
>Spill your spaghetti and openly express your inner fangirl.
>Act like an adult and impress Michy
>Something else
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It's weirdly annoying not being able to delete a post one minute after making it when I could do so freely in the past. Whatever.
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>>3530408
>"that charm shit might work on other girls but im not just some fangirl"
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>>3530408
>>Casually ask for autographs for us and our friends while keeping it together.
Ino and Tenten probably would like one too. I hope asking for 3 isn't too much
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>>3530408
>Casually ask for an autograph while keeping it together
>>3530419
Let's not go full Tsundere on someone who doesn't deserve it.
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>>3530408
>>Casually ask for an autograph while keeping it together
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>>3530408
>>Casually ask for an autograph while keeping it together
We got this
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>>3530408
Actually supporting this instead >>3530424
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>>3530408
>>Act like an adult and impress Michy
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>>3530424
Just count how many of your close friends like him and just ask for n+1 autographs.
Ino and Tenten aside, would Hinata appreciate a copy too?
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Support
>>3530424

>>3530542
Hinata only has eyes for Naruto though. We might as well grab one for her if he's willing to sign multiple, but four might be pushing it...
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>>3530424
>>3530426
>>3530446
>>3530481
>>3530567

“No it’s no problem. My name is Sakura Haruno and it’s a great honor to meet you.”

“Beautiful and polite too. You must be quite the charming maiden yourself. My name is Michy and I alongside the rest of the cast are the ones who should be truly grateful for your services.”

To have someone like Michy and the gang call you beautiful and cute was doing well for your self-esteem. If only your tormentors could see you now. Mentally you were exploding from the back and forth between you and Michy. Acting as casual as possible you manage to get autographs of the actors for you and your girlfriends Ino, Tenten and Hinata. It was like a dream come true. Until Sasuke slowly leans over to whisper into your ear.

“When you said you hate brats who try and look cool. Did you not include yourself in that equation? Or do you give free passes when it comes to adults? “

“Sasuke. You are dear friend to me and I respect you. But I will absolutely destroy you if you ruin this for me.” You kept a closed eye smile. But you were practically oozing with a terrifying aura under that snake like expression.

“Land of snow huh? Long way to go just to shoot some scenes for a movie.”

There goes Sasuke changing the subject to avoid ticking you off further. Something that Naruto should learn when you are like this. Well thanks to his distraction you managed to learn about the destination. Apparently the rainbow glaciers were supposed to be active this time of year. Making for a truly beautiful spring in the land of snow. You were enjoying the small talk with the rest of the actors, especially Michy as you continue to chat.

Time just went on and on until finally it was time to go and get on the boat. Part of you wish that time itself would stop so that this magical moment would never end. But you remind yourself not to get greedy. After all, you were tagging along for the shooting so you have plenty of time for moments like this. So you and the rest of team seven accompany Yukie’s manager to go and grab Yukie.
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>>3530602

Eventually you would find yourself at the bar where Yukie was getting drunk. You managed to hear the argument between her and Naruto as you walk in. Seems like they were right when mentioning that Yukie was a primadonna. Sure she was incredibly talented but she didn’t need to be such a witch about it.

“Ms. Yukie! Our boat to the land of snow leaves in a couple of minutes. Please get a hold of yourself. We need to get on it right this second!”

“It’s fine isn’t it? I decided not to do the part anyway.”

“Huh?!?!”

“I’m bowing out from the latest sequel. “

“What are you talking about?!?!”

“Aw don’t worry. It happens all the time with lead actresses from sequel to sequel. Besides, you got actual ninjas here. Well except for the runt over there. Surely one of them can use transformation jutsu to look like me like that girl with the pink hair. Just teach her the chops and boom the movie is saved.”

>Stay quiet and leave it to the manager
>Interject and tell Yukie how selfish she is being to the others.
>Calm Naruto down
>Go along with Yukie’s suggestion of using Transformation Jutsu to look like her until she can get her act together.
>Something else

Glad to see some people remember that you're still a 12 year old girl.
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>>3530603
>>Interject and tell Yukie how selfish she is being to the others.
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>>3530602
>>3530600
!!!
It happened again.
>>3530603
>Stay quiet and leave it to the manager
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>>3530603
>Something else
Transform into Yukie. Proceed to deliberately butcher her lines.
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>>3530603
>Calm Naruto down
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>>3530603
Oh come on, we got a job to do here and you're obviously too drunk to think clearly.
Y'know what? Fine. after we
>Calm Naruto down
Let's pull this >>3530615
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>>3530603
Yeah, this is good, supporting:
>>3530615
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>>3530603
>Calm Naruto down
Then >>3530615
If we can work in a Yukie callout in with the line butchering that would be great
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>>3530615
>>3530868
>>3530630
>>3530643
>>3530708

You took it upon yourself to calm Naruto down while letting the grownups talk. The last thing anyone wanted was to have Naruto lose his temper and pick a fight with their client.

Even if he currently has every right to chew out Yukie. For now, you left it to Yukie’s manager Sandayū Asama. Though from the looks of the conversation, it was only getting worse.

“That’s enough! Now you listen to me. There is nobody on this planet who can play princess Fuun quite like you. Nobody!”

Sandayu was trying his hardest to get through to the drunken woman. You can feel the tension in the air for how deeply passionate he was with persuasion.

Yukie glance at him for a moment, still giving a rather cold stare. Not even Sasuke was this bad and he has a valid excuse for being mainly an emotional shut in.

“Besides if you pull out this late in the game then your movie career is over. Do you understand me!”

Another good attempt but otherwise futile as Yukie went back to drinking. It was almost like she just didn’t care in the slightest. Or she was too drunk to really understand the real gravity of the situation. It was aggregating either way.

“….So what? Who cares really….” Yukie nonchalantly goes back to drinking.

It seems like the only way she was going to leave was through force. Or so it would seem at first. You start to get a better idea while Kakashi was preparing to take matters into his own hands. Before he could reveal his Sharingan, you quickly stop him. The sharingan would probably make this easier but it’ll also only cause more problems in the long run. So you decide the best way to tackle the situation is to fight fire with fire.

With a single hand sign you transform yourself into the spitting image of Yukie Fujikaze. Right down to the tiniest of details, you were a perfect clone.

“How do you do? I am the Yukie Fujikaze. Pleasure to meet you. Very good at the acting I am. Good things are to be foretold by this. Will be able to pass off perfectly for movie yes?” You sound like an Osaka drunk with your accent.

You were basically calling out Yukie with this stunt. It was rather amusing to see you starting to deliberately butcher up Yukie’s lines and delivery. In reality you could pull off a perfect copy of her if you were being serious. Naruto ended up laughing at your creative portrayal of the actress. Sasuke mainly kept to himself but he did have a smirk on his face. Even Kakashi couldn’t hide his amusement as you continue to essentially piss off Yukie.
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“Cut it out already you brat!”

“Have no idea what you mean? I portray you very good yes”

“I do not sound nor act like that! So you better stop now!”

“Keep going? Why yes I shall? How bout I talk bout the boys? Ah! How about I sang you a song of love?”

“Why you!”

The real Yukie rose up to look at you face to face. She held quite the angry expression as you met it with the smuggest of face. You didn’t flinch at Yukie suddenly grabbing you by the collar. Deep down you knew that this was getting to her.

“If you’re offended with my perfect rendition of a washout drunk, then maybe you should clean your act. “

“Fine! I was just about done drinking this cheap saki anyway.”

With that Yukie leaves and heads to the boat. Leaving you to sit back down as you take a mental sigh. You were expecting to get punched in the face for how much you were messing with her. A feat that probably would end up injuring Yukie’s hand instead.

“Nice one Sakura! Way to take her down a peg.”

“Got to admit. That was rather savage especially coming from you.”

“All in all I’d say that was a good performance from our talented kunoichi. Who knows, maybe we should take her on her offer and start using Sakura as her doppelganger.”

You were really hoping that Kakashi was kidding about that. Sure it might get you closer to interacting with your favorite actors, but you didn’t want to do it like this. As you argue against this, the four of you make it to the boat and head off towards your destination. Lucky for you that you had a pretty good composition. Rarely did you ever get sick or have trouble balancing. So you didn’t have to worry about the curse of seasickness. Still, the boat trip was going to take a week before you arrive.

>How do you plan your week? Who do you spend it with?
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At some point we'll need to map out this Sakura's personality for future visitors.
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>>3530881
That was great.
>Spend time with the team and try to figure out what is wrong with Yukie
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>>3530881
Well let’s talk to Sasuke and Naruto and check if they’ve done the Walk on Water training. Hell we can bring in Kakashi to give them the lecture. We should focus on one handed seals, light physical training, and general chakra control. We can’t do any big training on a boat.
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>>3530896
Oh right we could train by wearing a blindfold since we have.
>Novice Sensing
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>>3530881
>Spend time with the team and try to figure out what is wrong with Yukie
Which is the main thing we need to focus on. Plus we still need to help along Sasuke and Naruto's teamwork.

But since that won't take ALL the hours in a week, we can fill the time practising less physically intensive things that are safe to do around a bunch of civillians, so
>Practice sensing
The most important thing to work on, especially before the exams.

>Practice genjutsu
>Practice fuinjutsu
>Keep doing kenjutsu drills
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>>3530896
We did promise to help Naruto with chakra flow and stuff once they're done, so we'll uphold our end of our deal.
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>>3530881

>>3531014
>>3530896
Support these two. Spend some time with team 7, start the boys on chakra flow training then work on what's been listed out.
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>>3530896
>>3531033
>>3531086
Oh right. For walk on water training they can use the salt water since we are on the ocean right? Salt water is denser so it should be easier to walk on it right.
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>>3531131
Let's not do that, it's one thing to train on a lake you can easily swim in. But far into the sea is another.
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>>3531479
Just take water from the sea and put it in a bucket.
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>>3531488
The water waves would be like.
Super easy mode.
That and I doubt we have a big enough bucket.
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>>3531488
I think we should try a kiddie pool or something
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So how many here are interested in learning more about medicine and medical ninjutsu? Or in crafting weapons and tools? Sasuke and Naruto are sure as hell not going to be interested in that crap.
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>>3531696
we should save that for tsunade she's the grandmother of that shit anyhow
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>>3531696
I’d be down with doing that.
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>>3531696
>medicine and medical ninjutsu
Of course. Sakura has the chakra control to pull them off, Shinra Banshō synergises well with it and we can use the techniques to boost her strength even more eventually.

Besides, its not like Sasuke or Naruto will pick it up, anf the team needs a healer.

>crafting weapons and tools
Eh not really. I'd rather Sakura use her fists over any other weapons, and we've already got a pretty fancy sword to fall back on. We don't really need any more weapons.
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>>3531850
i think tools like paper bombs and shit would work fine for traps but yeah shouldn't rely on it
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>>3531850
>we've already got a pretty fancy sword to fall back on.
>implying it’s that fancy
Besides you are overlooking a long list of other tools and equipment if you think it’s only weapons and there’s nothing wrong with have more options in regards to weapons especially with stamina being our biggest weakness.
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>>3530896
>>3530907
>>3531014
>>3531033
>>3531086
>>3531131

“Alright we’ll have a week to ourselves in between guarding the staff before making it to the land of snow. Sounds like the perfect excuse to continue training now does it?"

"But how are we going to do training like this?" You asked.

“Granted this ship while massive is still a ship. Unless you’re creative in your training, you can’t exactly expect to do a lot here without causing trouble. That’s why we’re going to continue with improving the basics. Naruto, Sasuke, the two of you have gotten rather good at chakra control. At least when it comes to being stationary or using it on solid ground. We need you to push yourself further and learn how to do it on an environment where it’s always changing. Once you manage that, then you can start learning how to apply the more advance techniques.”

Techniques of which you already know, so for you this was just a repeat. Your training on the other hand was improving what you lacked in order to be more battle ready like your peers. That required learning every trick you can gather and improving upon it.

“Sasuke you already know how to use shape manipulation and nature transformation due to your rite of passage right?”

“Correct.”

“So for you this would be improving on that so you can start applying it in different ways. Then we’ll tackle chakra flow and go from there. Fire can be a dangerous weapon especially if it’s used in subtler ways. You can still get much stronger and more efficient Sasuke.”

“Right.”

“Naruto as for you, we’re going to be discovering your chakra element. Sakura and Sasuke have already made the first step in learning and improving theirs. I know you don’t want to be left behind as well.”

“No sir! Let’s find out my chakra element as soon as possible. Just…as soon as you tell me what that and Shape and Nature transformation is Master Kakashi.”

The rest of you were on the verge of falling down from Naruto’s simplicity. You found yourself explaining to Naruto through visuals about each of those steps. From what you saw it looks like he was getting it better than you just explaining to him. Once you settled that you went back to leaving the rest of the lecture and teaching to your mentor Kakashi.

“We’ll start with the next exercise, the walking on water trick. Normally you’re supposed to do the training exercise with just running water. It’s far less dense than sea water thus making it harder to gather chakra to solidify the water. Still, this is a good learning curve to jump on. And it’ll do you good to practice through the salt water before finally tackling regular water. That and I get the feeling none of you want to use the kiddy pool over there for training.”

"Hell no!" Both Naruto and Sasuke said in union.
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>>3532305

Kakashi was not wrong about that. The miniature pool that was on the ship would’ve worked just fine for training. Given how competitive Naruto and Sasuke are, it wouldn’t be enough to properly contain the both of them. Thus Kakashi had to think outside of the box.

“Now I’m going to tie these ropes around your body. So even if you fail, you won’t be swept up in the sea and drown. Sakura, do you mind demonstrating to Naruto and Sasuke?”

“Yeah sure no problem.”

After tying the rope to yourself did you proceed by doing a flip off the boat. You first landed onto the water by hand before following with another flip.

The ocean water was a cakewalk for you. Although this would still be your first time actually doing this with ocean water. The rest of the crew were amazed by your talents as you end up blushing a bit. You kept your smile as you skip around the water.

“See? It’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it. It’s no different than the tree climbing exercise. Just need to constantly adapt to the flowing water and boom easy peasy. “

“Very good Sakura. You already master this so you already know what you should be doing during this time.”

“Yes sir Master Kakashi” You called out before returning to the ship.

“Now I’m confident that the rest of you will be able to complete this in around three to four days. Giving us the remaining time to apply the other lessons. “

“Right” Naruto and Sasuke said in unison.

“Oh and watch out for sharks. This is still the ocean, so try not to be careless.”

“You’re kidding right Master Kakashi?”

“Hmph don’t lose your nerves Scardy Cat.”

“I’m not scared Sasuke! Just you watch I’ll complete this exercise before you!”

“That’ll be the day loser.”

You mentally sigh to yourself. At least they were getting in sync with training. That just leave you time to work in peace. Starting with Sense training. A simple blindfold was needed to force you to rely on your other senses.

The sea gave you the perfect room to sharpen your other senses. At the same time, it also gave you the space to start feeling the world with chakra. You needed to adapt to changes so you wouldn’t be exposed like with the battle against Zabuza and Haku.
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>>3532313

Your hair also started to developed into an extra means of sensing through seismic sense. The next week went as followed. While Naruto and Sasuke trained themselves walking on the raging waves, you spent your time improving what you already know. Considering that you were on a boat with civilians, it would be rather rude to do anything to inconvenient them. Instead, it was more beneficial to work on the skills that’d cause the least amount of trouble.

After sense training you started with general chakra control. You were someone who excel at perfecting the basics before branching out. It was how you kept up to the powerhouses like Naruto and Sasuke. Even with training to increase your chakra, it was still far too small in comparison.

Thus that’s why you focused on drawing more power through chakra control. If chakra amount was your bane, then you were going to make sure all chakra usage wouldn’t go to waste. So you pushed yourself accordingly.


So in addition to physical training abet light, you decided to use the transformation jutsu to train your chakra amount. By turning into an older form of the ideal image of yourself you start to practice micromanaging your chakra. If you could manage something like constant maintenance even when you’re asleep, it would be natural to expect a massive jump in ability. The hair would’ve worked just as fine but you didn’t want to terrorize the staff. And you were getting quite the positive attention anyway.

When it came to Kenjutsu you practiced the regular Kendo techniques and the other basics. Like with chakra control you wanted to polish your skills. Relying on less taxing styles like Taijutsu and Kenjutsu to better conserve stamina. Also it gave you time to train with Sasuke one on one when it came to Kenjutsu duels.

As you expected Sasuke excelled at the art and was ahead of you when it came to using the sword. You’d expect that Yugao probably taught Sasuke in her spare time when she had the chance. Training was the only way to get through Sasuke after all.

Still, you didn’t let it discourage you and chose to use it as a learning experience. Next came the hardest part….one handed signs. This was the pinnacle of chakra control in your eyes. Hour after hour did you continue to make different signs.

Pain was an understatement to the amount you endured trying to get it down. In fact, you used the pain to push yourself even further. Within reason of course, the last thing you wanted to do was to tear your muscle fibers. With your diligence you managed to trim it from a one in three chance to a 50/50 split. The basics only took a single sign now. You still felt like you can do better.
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>>3532325

In your schedule you found time to practice Genjutsu and Fuinjutsu. Given how you started to like making booby traps and using the surroundings after your experience with Neji.

It was good to expand on this area by improving the only two arts you know that could greatly affect your trap making skills. You were starting to really live up to the name Sakura the bandit.

Naturally you didn’t spend every waking moment training. All training and no play would make Sakura a boring girl. Team bonding was the most important thing. That and getting information about the client.

You were naturally off-put by Yukie’s selfishness and inflated ego. Yet that wouldn’t stop you from trying to make some attempt at trying to be friendly and get to know her.

>Try to talk to Yukie about why she didn’t want to be on the ship
>Ask her manager about Yukie
>Talk to one of the Stars
>Leave her be and spend time fishing with Naruto and Sasuke
>Something else

It's going to funny if Sakura becomes the opposite of Tsunade and uses Transformation Jutsu to consistently make herself older/actually use it in the way it should be used and transform into different forms.
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>>3532334
>Try to talk to Yukie about why she didn’t want to be on the ship
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>>3532334
>Try to talk to Yukie about why she didn’t want to be on the ship
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Well we’ve reached the bump limit awhile ago so it might be a bit unclear to the guys watching the catalog when the quest gets updated.
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>>3532334
>Try to talk to Yukie about why she didn’t want to be on the ship
> spend time fishing with Naruto and Sasuke
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>>3532398

Well I'm going to wait and see if everyone wants to jump ship imminently or wait until we complete this mission before getting to that.
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>>3532334
>>>Try to talk to Yukie about why she didn’t want to be on the ship
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>>3532342
>>3532366
>>3532401
>>3532438

You had one more day before you would arrive at the docks and be at the Land of Snow. Naruto and and Sasuke managed to complete the walking on water training. Sasuke went on to learn about Chakra Flow while Naruto was still getting the hang of shape transformation. To your surprise you ended up learning that Naruto has an affinity for wind.

All three of you had some spare time in between training. Thus, you suggested to the trio that each of you should try fishing. They ultimately agreed and were getting the supplies. Leaving you to tackle just one more thing before getting into fishing. You make your way where Yukie was currently staying. You politely knocked at the door while announcing yourself but you received no resistance. Therefore you went inside to confront Yukie.

“I want to talk to you about your attitude. You were pretty defiant on coming here. And I get the feeling you’re acting like a pompous princess in order to still weasel your way out of this.

“Still at it now? Or is this some excuse to act more mature around the adults.” Yukie scoffs at your constant transformation.

“First off its training. Secondly don’t try and change the subject. I want to know why you been such a crab during the entire trip.” You narrowed your eyes. Sure it was having a positive effect on the cast but that’s beside the point.

“You’re pretty nosy for a Kunoichi. I thought you lot were supposed to only be focused on protecting me.”

“While it is my mission to protect you and I’m committing to do that. I rather know straight from the horse’s mouth about her past rather than hound your colleagues to tell me. If there’s any issues I have to take into consideration as I protect you, I want them to be known imminently so I can plan accordingly.”

“You really want to know?”

“I wouldn’t be coming here if I didn’t have the resolve to pressure you for it.”
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>>3532511

You found yourself in another intense staring contest with Yukie. You weren’t backing down with this. You had to deal with Naruto and Sasuke every single day. Not only that you found yourself clashing with different people and their viewpoints for years. It gave you a much broader outlook. Therefore, you can’t stand for someone to not reveal their true self to you. As much as you got annoyed and frustrated with the actions of others, there were always real to you. And you could appreciate such honesty.

A complete paradox especially for one who walks the path of a ninja. Yet you did not care. It might because of the fact of your upbringing or your own true nature. It didn’t matter. You were going to weasel out the truth from Yukie Fujikaze and nothing was going to stop you.

“…. I hate stubborn brats like you. Ugh fine. You’re going to find out eventually. So I’ll tell you the whole story. Don’t blame me if you end up regretting later.”

You wasn’t going to regret it. The kind of person you were becoming wouldn’t accept such a fate as you dived right in. True to Yukie’s words you end up learning exactly about her past. Yukie Fujikaze was actually Kyouki Kazahana, the only child of the former Daimyō of the Land of Snow. Apparently she bared witness to the death of her father by her paternal uncle Doto.

You gathered the event naturally scared Kyouki and what ended up making her into the cold and distant woman she became. Every single melancholic and spontaneous action was merely an act to hide her real self. To lock those emotions away and to continue “Acting” her entire life. Maybe that’s why she was fitted to be an actress. You also learned that it was thanks to Kakashi that Kyouki was even around here to this very day. The puzzle was certainly starting to come together.

“And that’s my story. Sounds pretty pathetic now that you know the reason I’m like this? Not that it’ll really change anything. I’ll complete the movie while keeping my identity a secret. Then I’ll return to never setting foot to this land again.”

>Lecture Kyouki about her childish behavior and refusal to take back her home.
>Comfort Kyouki and try to appeal to her true self
>Get under her skin to try and reach her
>Give her some space and go back to fishing with Naruto & Sasuke
>Other [Write in]

Also write in your dialogue if you have something you want to say.
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>>3532514
>Other [Write in]
"I can't really blame you, on one level running from your problems is the sensible thing to do. But please try to remember that not everyone has the luxury of running from your problems, least of all those of us who are here to protect you from them."
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>>3532334
>Try to talk to Yukie about why she didn’t want to be on the ship

Sorry Naruto we're totally taking your role as Yukie's ninja friend.
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>>3532514
>Comfort Kyouki and try to appeal to her true self
Nobody can run from their problems forever, no matter how much they try.
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>>3532514
>>Comfort Kyouki and try to appeal to her true self
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>>3532514
>>Comfort Kyouki and try to appeal to her true self
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>>3532514
>>Comfort Kyouki and try to appeal to her true self
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>>3532514
>>Comfort Kyouki and try to appeal to her true self
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“Honestly I figured something like this was the cause. But I didn’t think it’ll be bad. It’s going to be alright though. You got people who are willing to take care of you. Not to mention you got us to protect you. So you don’t need to keep yourself bottled up. “You went to try and put a hand on her shoulder for comfort. However, she quickly slaps your hand.

“Don’t patronize me. You’re just a kid pretending to be an adult. “Kyouki coldly argues at you.

“Like you’re any better!”

You found yourself once again having a showdown with the princess as it seems like this time she was getting under your skin. Upon realizing this you try to calm down and try to appeal to her yet again. It was a failing back and forth scuffle between the two of you.

Going as far as to call you a know it all who doesn’t know how to not pride into other people’s problems. This was just another attempt to run away from the situation. And it was working as you held back your anger in order to be the better person.

"I can't really blame you. On one level running from your problems is the sensible thing to do. But please try to remember that not everyone has the luxury of running from your problems, least of all those of us who are here to protect you from them. So quit hiding behind a mask and cooperate."

“And what exactly am I supposed to do?!? Go back home and face certain death. Just because you have it easy with your ninja skills don’t think everyone else have the luxury to confront their problems like that.”

“…You really don’t get it.”

With that you soon left Princess Kyouki to her devices. You were really mad at her for saying those things. As you thought about it she did have a point.

Unlike you she didn’t have any powers or skills that could tackle the problem. But you wanted to tell her directly that if she couldn’t handle it alone then she needed to trust in the people she is working with. Unfortunately, you let your anger cloud your judgment and run your emotions amuck. Something that you often lecture the boys for doing. Way to be a hypocrite.

So you were in a crabby mode for the rest of the day. Now that didn’t stop you from fishing with Naruto and Sasuke. It just came with the price of being too agitated to really focus. You even undid your transformation jutsu after holding it for seven days straight. In the state you were in it was best to not do any training and just focused on calming down.
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>>3532650

The next day you arrive at the docks and found yourself in the admits of shooting near a giant iceberg like field. Apparently the director thought it was a perfect place for filming. You didn’t argue since even with the day of rest you were still agitated. What you did instead was look at the scenery. As you look you would see something off about the ice.

Almost as if someone was hiding in it. Before you mention this, Kakashi was already on it as he throws a kunai laced with an exploding tag to flush them out. There was naturally confusion between the staff and the workers. That quickly was replace with dread as a single purple haired man jumps up to one of the pillars.

“Everyone get back! “

“Welcome friends to the land of snow. I hope you been enjoying your time here so far.”

“It’s you. Nadare Rōga!”

“Seems you remember me after all Kakashi Hatake. I’m truly flattered. As much as I like to chat about old times, I still got a job to do.” With just a snap of his fingers, Nadare called forth his two henchmen as they appear from the ice pillars.

“Greetings Princess. It’s me Fubuki Kakuyoku. I hope that your time away from the Land of Snow hasn’t made you forget about me now. I also hoped that you still have the Hexagonal Crystal on you now. Otherwise our reunion will have to get a little more…. unpleasant for you.” A confinement smile forms from the pink haired pigtailed woman. The clear implication from her tone suggest that she was willing to break the princess like a cheap doll to get what they came for.

“So it is Kakashi Hatake. Only someone as skilled as him was able to see through our hiding spot. Unfortunately, it’s not good enough I’m afraid. Remember the name Mizore Fuyukuma for when you travel to the underworld. Because I won’t let you escape again!” The second man declared. He was incredibly buff especially compared to the slimmer yet athletic Nadare. The most noteworthy trait for you is his black eyes. They were just so creepy to look at.

“Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura. You three protect Kyouki. Everyone else get back to the ship now!”

“Fubuki, Mizore. I’ll leave the princess to you. Leaving me to have the pleasure of putting an end to the Copycat Ninja.”

“Very well then. I’ll just entertain myself by playing with these brats.” Fubuki licks her lips in anticipation.

“Understood.” Mizore turns his attention to the Princess as he pulls out a snowboard.

Both Fubuki and Mizore began the descend downwards from the iceberg. Leaving Kakashi and Nadare some much needed time to banter and battle. Speaking of banter, Naruto manages to say another one liner while assuring Princess Kyouki his protection. You wanted to bully Naurto for that but you weren't yourself today.


>Protect the Princess and Leave the fighting to Naruto & Sasuke
>Help Sasuke fight Fubuki
>Help Naruto fight Mizore
>Get everyone else out of the area
>Other [write in]
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>>3532656
>Protect the Princess and Leave the fighting to Naruto & Sasuke
>Other
We can be in two places at once. Hold back and protect the Princess until it's clear who needs the most help between Naruto and Sasuke, then send Inner Sakura.

Someone out of the three of us needs to think tactically.
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>>3532656
>>>Protect the Princess and Leave the fighting to Naruto & Sasuke
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>>3532672
this
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>>3532656
supporting >>3532672 but seriously we need to do some non-protection missions with meaningful fights, or else we'll always be stuck with protecting the VIP ourselves.
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>>3532656
>>3532672
Support

>>3532685
Aren't these the guys with the chakra absorbing suits? One of them is bound to make it past Sasuke and Naruto anyway, before they figure out the trick.
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>>3532685
That’s why the QM wanted to do The Cross Roads and Protect the Waterfall Village first but everyone wanted to do Land of Snow.
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>>3532695

Someone gets it.

>>3532691

yes they are.

Once again you resort yourself to protecting the princess and getting the crew out of there. Something that was easy considering how close you gotten with the crew. They listen to your commands quite easily. Although, you also wished that the director would consider not being so passionate to be currently recording your fight while running away. You turn back to Naruto and Sasuke who went off to fight their respective opponents.

Why is it always you the one having to be the one to implement actual tactics? As you reflect upon this, Inner Sakura was on standby to help your team. Your eyes focused on Naruto who was having a hard time overpowering Mizore. Though it was rather stupid trying to fight a giant who’s riding on a snowboard like a charging bull.

So in typical Sakura fashion, you used Inner Sakura by having her travel underground. Upon preparing for another assault, you timed Inner Sakura’s next attack on Mizore. A swift punch from below was enough to knock the lug off of his snowboard. Leaving it for Inner Sakura to take with a mischievous laugh.

“Thanks for the save Sakura.” Naruto shakes the snow off his body.

“You can thank me later. Now kick his ass already. Yukie get back on the ship with the others now.”

Tries as you might it seems that Princess Kyouki was in a daze. She was frozen with fear at the fights currently happening. Lucky for you Sandayu was coming to take her away. That didn’t stop Mizore for shooting some webbing in order to capture Kyouki. A stunt that would’ve succeeded had you not interject by cutting the sticky ropes with your kunai.

For Sasuke he was dealing with Fubuki’s swarm of ice swallows. A bad match up for Fubuki considering that the Uchiha prodigy knew fire style. His flames kept the birds at bay, but Fubuki resorted to entrapping Sasuke in a block of ice. As she succeeds, Fubuki gloats over her victory. Only to then be fooled by Sasuke’s booby trap. Seem like you were rubbing off on him. Fubuki was now meeting a grim experience as the booby trap explodes and causes a raging flame traveling towards her.

To ensure the trap success, Sasuke quickly uses the metal wires to bind Fubuki to the ice wall. It would’ve succeeded had not Fubuki soon resort to opening her metal wings and detach her. Sasuke refused to let her get away as the wire wraps around her leg. Forcing the Uchiha into a wild ride as Fubuki took off to the skies.

On your end things were not looking good. It seems Kyouki would only worsen as time went on. The mere sight of the growing flames only further her breakdown. It causes Kyouki to freeze up further and suffer an intense case of post-traumatic stress disorder. Whatever she was seeing it had to be traumatizing given the terrified look on her face. Sandayu saw this and resorts to shaking the princess to wake her up.
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>>3532728

“Princess we must get to the ship.”

“No….”

“You got to go now! Your life is in dan- “

“I don’t care if I die! I’ll never go back! I won’t…. I won’t ever go back to the Land of snow!”

“Get a grip! “You desperately call out to Kyouki.

“If I have to choose my life or return to the Land of Snow. Then I rather die!”

Just what is wrong with this woman. The mere thought of death makes you think back to Haku and the feeling you felt from almost seeing Sasuke die. Your blood was absolutely boiling as you were reaching your breaking point. This needs to stop right now.

Before you could confront Kyouki further you found yourself interrupted by a sudden attack. A grapping metal claw to the neck. Gipping at you very tightly you sound found yourself in danger of suffocation. Both hands cling against the device while you gave Mizore a mean glare.

“Oho…to be having quite the conversation while in the amidst of battle. I’m going to have to teach you a lesson in addition to paying you back for that sneak attack earlier!”

Mizore swiftly lifts you up into the air with his own herculean strength. The lack of oxygen combined with the sudden shift in altitude was making you light headed. Not a good sign when you were previously enraged from Kyouki’s actions. It didn’t give you enough time to gather your thoughts as you suddenly plummet down to the ground. Only to then repeat the process over and over as Mizore slams your body through the surroundings.

“Sakura!” Naruto cried out as he rushes towards you.

“Out of the way pipsqueak.” Mizore sucker punches Naruto through the floor with his free hand. He soon shoots additional goop wires against your body. Afterwards he quickly detaches the claw to leave it still squeezing the life out of you.

“Sakura!”

“Don’t be taking your eyes off of me pretty boy. “Fubuki stops Sasuke from rushing to your aid. She met the angered teen with a sly smile.

“Out of my way!”

“Heeeey. Are you upset that your girlfriend is getting pummeled? Be a good boy and I’ll reunite the two of you soon~”

“I said move!”

“Wow! How demanding~ Naughty boys like yourself have to be punished for being so rude.” Fubuki easily dodges Sasuke’s assault and proceed to quickly knee him in the gut and kick him away.
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>>3532731

It doesn’t stop Sasuke in the slightest as he quickly bounces back. In a fit of rage Sasuke awakens the Sharingan yet again, this time there were two tomoes on both eyes. Burning passion overcomes the once cool headed Sasuke as he desperately tries to get passed Fubuki’s ice wall. Fubuki was toying with Sasuke’s rage as she uses the terrain to keep him from getting too close. On the other hand, Sasuke’s flames were keeping Fubuki from attacking.

Kakashi on the other hand was equally worried about his student. Unfortunately, he has his hands full handling Nadare. The two of them were duking it out with giant constructs of a water dragon and an ice tiger. The elements were not on Kakashi’s side as the Water dragon soon freezes in place. Leaving it to be then destroyed by the tiger. Thus, Kakashi was put on the defensive while Nadare continue his onslaught. An onslaught that now resulting the two of them summoning giant narwhales to clash against one another.

Meanwhile Naruto quickly shot up to the ground charging at Mizore. The look on Naruto’s face was feral with those blood red eyes of his. It was clear the Kyuubi was influencing the enraged Naruto. Soon Mizore and Naruto grapple against one another in a standoff. Mizore was taken back by Naruto’s rising power before kneeing him in the gut. Naruto doesn’t flinch as he resorts to having a fisticuffs match with Mizore. That Chakra Armor was keeping Naruto from landing a decisive blow.

Who would’ve thought that seeing you injured like that would get Naruto and Sasuke so riled up. For added insult to injury, it seems that Princess Kyouki was now lying in the snow trembling like a traumatized child. You need to think fast or else things were going to escalate.

>Angrily Break out of the bindings and vent on Kyouki while getting her to safety.
> Counterattack with Inner Sakura
>Calm the boys down and regroup
>Use Shinra Bansho/Red Lotus and go berserk
>Other [Write-in]
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>>3532732
>Calm the boys down and regroup
We need to take at least some of these bozos out otherwise they'll easily catch up to us even if we run. Plus with Kyouki being a literal dead weight running while avoiding them will be even harder.

Also if the boys go off angrily that leaves more gaps in their guard for these more experienced fighters to exploit. Plus these three are more than a match for them 1 v 1.
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>>3532732
>Get out of those wires through Shinra Bansho, while it isn't the most chakra efficient way it's probably the most silent. Which is what we need here.
>Set up a Substitution just in case someone notices you getting out of there or some other unseen factor has you attacked.
>Have Inner Sakura set up more favorable conditions for your teammates by setting up Booby Traps, while you get Kyouki to a more safe location.
>Once everything is finished, calm them down and get the hell out of dodge.
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>>3532732
>Calm the boys down and regroup
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Why not use the necklace to bait them? They literally said they want the necklace.
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>>3532784
Not knowing what the hell they want it for and not being a someone who risks their target's personal belongings on a cheap bait strategy that might not even work as well as you hope.
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>>3532785
Never said it had to be the real one.
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>>3532789
...You win this round.
How are we gonna fashion a fake necklace like that though?
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>>3532792
We could try henging something into a copy of the necklace? Like a stone?
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>>3532796
>>3532792
Use transformation jutsu and Shinra Banshou? Make the wire look like how the necklace is described (hexagonal crystal key) and get additional details from Kyouki.
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>>3532796
Or an explosive tag.
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>>3532796
>>3532802
>>3532804
>Wire + Explosive Tag wrapped around a stone
Yeah that seems good.
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>>3532808
So we use the fake necklace to distract/draw their attention. Try to get in a few hits in and let him have the fake necklace to avoid taking too much damage. Keep kyouki safe and relocate her quickly when they get the fake necklace.
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>>3532808
>this is sneaky as balls and i love it!
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>>3532732
Hey guys, let's just grab the VIP. Force ourselves out of the binding and flee with the girl by force.
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>>3532778
>>3532784
>>3532792
>>3532796
>>3532802
>>3532804
>>3532808
>>3532834
>>3532993
>>3532737

Coughing up some blood in the process, you manage to keep yourself from passing out. Good thing that you were so resilient. Or else you probably have some broken bones from that trip into wonderland. Not that being bruised and weary wasn’t a whole lot better.

Not to mention you were rather pissed despite losing so much air. Rather than use that anger to lash out you instead uses it to formulate a plan. Secretly Inner Sakura made herself look like she was fading because of the abuse you took.

In reality she was moving underground starting to lay booby traps. You on the other hand carefully break out of the claw. Part of you wanted to smash it and lash out in a venting session. But it wouldn’t do anyone any good if all three genin let lose. Someone had to be the one to act with a plan.

Shinra Banshou was going to be the real VIP of this fight. During the transformation you manage to assimilate the wires quietly before setting up a Substitution as backup. Once you were free did you start to sink into the ground quietly. Everyone else were too distracted by their respective fights to notice. Giving you the freedom to move back to Kyouki unseen.

Upon arrival you try to get Kyouki to talk about where the Hexagonal crystal was. Kyouki wasn’t going to be any help at all. Not that you really had any faith that she would be cooperative. Luckily you manage to see the necklace around her neck. Without warning you manage to take the necklace without anyone noticing.

Through clever engineering thanks to Shinra Banshou, you successfully manage to make a duplicate Hexagonal Crystal. Using the rest of your tools such as the wires, you then manage to make it look like the necklace but in reality it was a clever booby trap. Once everything was set, you begin to set the wheels of fate into motion.

“Hey assholes! You want this” You dangle the device in the air for everyone to see.

“The Hexagonal Crystal!” Both Mizore and Fubuki shout in unison.

“Then come and get it.”
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>>3533794

All eyes were on you as Mizore starts to chase after you. With the snowboard Inner Sakura stole you start to slide down the mountain with crystal in hand. While this took place, you signal Naruto through Inner Sakura to grab Kyouki and the rest while you continue to distract them.

Seeing you moving around manages to calm Naruto down enough to proceed using the Multi-Shadow Clone jutsu. Thereby allowing him to swiftly get everyone else back on the ship.

Fubuki manages to slip by through Sasuke with the use of her wings. Sasuke was about to chase after her but you stop him with Inner Sakura as you relay the plan. He calms down and like Naruto heads for the ship while the real you play decoy.

Waiting for the right moment, you quickly turn back to Mizore. You manage to catch him off-guard before delivering a swift knee to the face. You put about Yellow Lotus worth of power into that blow for insurance. As the giant tumbles down, Fubuki dives towards you at high speeds. Fubuki aimed to grab and choke the life out of you, but she ends up only grabbing the Substitution instead.

“You little bra-“Fubuki was interrupted by your next assault.

You smack Fubuki in the face hard with a harden fist almost in a pimp slap manner. You were seriously done with their shit. You didn’t stop there as you capitalize on the disruption on the disruption to use Fubuki as a stepping stone. Stomping her face hard, you slam her into the ground before spring boarding off the woman directly towards Mizore. He slowly rises up planning to fire his claw hand at you.

“Don’t get coc-“Now you interrupt Mizore by slamming both hands against his face.

The ground cracks deeply from your superhuman display of strength. Adrenaline was keeping you going despite the roughhousing you took. To pay them back you quickly exchange some roughhousing with Fubuki and Mizore. You were using their anger against them to keep disrupting them.

That chakra armor was making it such a bother for Ninjutsu and Genjutsu. Good for you that all your training with team guy made your Taijutsu that much more practical and versatile. You finish things off by pretending to lose the necklace to Fubuki and getting slammed through the ground by Mizore. Shinra Banshou activated at the last second, letting you slide through the ground.

You made your way back to the ship unnoticed as Kakashi was finishing cleaning up. You didn’t need to tell him anything as he already figured it out on his own. He was keeping their leader from doing the same.

“There you are Sakura! Almost didn’t think you were going to make it to the ship in time. Now let’s go back and finish beat-“Sasuke cuts Naruto off, looking at you catching your breath.
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>>3533835

“Relax Naruto. It’s all over for now. “

You confirm Sasuke’s suspicion by revealing the trigger wire. With a snap of the thread, a series of traps start to go off. A chain explosion of explosion tags resulted in an avalanche. That chakra armor probably would produce a strong enough barrier to keep them from dying.

At the very least your trap ended up clearing the way for the escape. It was going to take a while before the ship would reach another port for the rest of you to embark and continue the mission.

>Apologize to Naruto & Sasuke but interject that next time one of them is on babysitting duty
> Ask Kakashi about the Chakra Armor and Ice Style
>Punch Kyouki for endangering everyone
>Go treat your injuries alone
>Something else

(Write in any dialogue you want to include)
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>>3533838
>Something else
Maybe see if we can get Kyouki to help treat our injuries. Get her to do something useful.
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>>3533856
What? Why?
She's clearly not a medical professional and right now she's probably dealing with shock.
>>3533838
>Ask Kakashi about the Chakra Armor and Ice Style
We've gathered quite a bit of info from this battle, but it wouldn't hurt to know a bit more if we happen to encounter them again.
>Get Sasuke to help you out with healing any injuries the group has sustained.
It doesn't have to be too much, but some help is appreciated.
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>>3533838
>Apologize to Naruto & Sasuke but interject that next time one of them is on babysitting duty
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>>3533838
>Apologize to Naruto & Sasuke but interject that next time one of them is on babysitting duty
> Ask Kakashi about the Chakra Armor and Ice Style
>Get Sasuke to help you out with healing any injuries the group has sustained.
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>>3533838
>>Apologize to Naruto & Sasuke but interject that next time one of them is on babysitting duty
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>>3533882
>>3533890
>>3533895
I kind of wanted to avoid delegating babysitting duty to one of them, but I guess at some point it would get too stressful for a poor 12 year old girl.
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>>3533838
>Apologize to Naruto & Sasuke but interject that next time one of them is on babysitting duty
Seriously Sakura did not train just to get sidelined again.
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>>3533906
well naruto needs to make friends with the princess too
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>>3533838
Let’s also tell Kakashi no more C-ranked escort missions. Last one was awful and this one is turning out awful as well.
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>>3533926
No more C-Ranked escort missions (for a while)*
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>>3533879
>>3533882
>>3533890
>>3533895
>>3533909

“Good work everyone. We managed to lose our enemies and successfully keep the princess and the key safe.”

Just recently Kakashi got done scouting the area via Water Walking technique. You were currently being sat down after exerting yourself further to heal Naruto and Sasuke. Sasuke naturally helped you apply the first aid treatment on to them. More importantly both he and Naruto helped with patching you up. Naruto took care of ointment and cleaning while Sasuke bandaged you up underneath your clothing.

You were somewhat embarrassed by this. Yet you didn’t fight back since you were still drained from Inner Sakura + Shira Banshou abuse. And healing the rest of the group didn’t add any favors to you either. It took your body even more stamina spending up your recover as well as keeping you from passing out.

“Master Kakashi. Forgive me for asking but I need to know. Just what exactly are those Yukigakure Ninjas? They were able to use Ice Release just like Haku and had this weird armor tech that made them such a struggle to fight against.”

“Chakra Armor. It is something the Yukigakure ninja have developed in the past. It increases the chakra within the body to strengthen them while enhancing certain jutsus. In addition, it also creates a barrier around them to deflect the chakra of their adversaries. Thus it can counteract Ninjutsu and Genjutsu. A rather troublesome defense but not invincible. Everything has a limit to how much it can withstand before breaking. “

“That does sound troublesome. My fight with Fubuki had me on the ropes because of that armor.” Sasuke mentions while folding his arms.

“I hate to admit this but I was in the same boat with that meathead.” Naruto exclaims, stretching his arm out in dramatic fashion.

“You say that the Chakra Armor enhances certain jutsus. Is that the reason why they are able to manipulate the snow to produce such strong Ice Release jutsus?”

“That’s right. It isn’t like the pure genuine deal like the Yuki clan’s Ice Release. The ninjas in Yukigakure can only preform this style through premade ice. Ninjas like Haku don’t need such a thing and can freely create from nothing. I can only gather that it’s because of the chakra Armor that the Ice Release which normally should be tremendously difficult to replicate is how they’re doing it. As well as why it is close to Haku’s strength.”

This was certainly a lot of information to take into account. You never once considered the possibility before. So this was opening new doors to you in the Shape and Nature transformation department.
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