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Takeshi walked into his bedroom, and he began his nightly routine after his nightly dinner. Takeshi took off his combat clothes and he put them in their designated spots for when they are dirty. Takeshi then grabbed his weapon pouch off his left thigh and set it on the top of the dresser. He began pulling all of the tools from the pouch and set them nicely on top of the dresser. This allowed Takeshi to look at every single piece of his loadout to see any damage or wear that he could notice and fix or replace. Takeshi found this very important to do every night. Takeshi had hoped that if he took that much extensive care of his equipment, when it came time to be in actual battle, his weapons would hold up and help him carry through any conflict. This is something that he was sure that respectable ninja would do with his own equipment. Takeshi felt good with how great all of his weaponry looked and felt. Takeshi checked his entire arsenal for sharpness and for strength. If Takeshi ever found a blade that was blunt or broken, Takeshi would always make sure to fix the problem and have them fixed or replaced immediately.  Takeshi finished checking through his arsenal, saw that his equipment was in good repair and he continued to his next phase of his bedtime routine. Takeshi grabbed his combat vest and hung it back up in the closet. Takeshi inspected his combat to see if there were any flaws in the vest, just like with his blades, if he ever saw a weakness in his clothes, he now tried to sew them up immediately. He noticed that this increased the life of the clothing, not to mention the functionality. Takeshi finally finished putting all of his clothes away and inspecting them all. Takeshi went into his bathroom and hopped into the shower. Takeshi waited for the water to heat up and steam. Takeshi much preferred hot showers, it helped him with his sore body after a long and hard day of training. Takeshi got into the shower, and he felt the hot water sting his skin and after a few minutes, he could feel his muscles finally relax. Takeshi always had the same routine when he washed his body. He felt that when you have a routine in the shower, your total amount of time in the shower will ultimately decrease and you will be more efficient and don’t waste as much water. Takeshi finished up in the shower, he grabbed his towel and began drying off. Takeshi finished drying off his body and he got on his pajamas. Takeshi wore boxer-briefs and that was it when it was time for him to go to bed. Takeshi then brushed his teeth, he made sure to brush his teeth because he felt that tooth pain was the worst kind of pain. Takeshi finally finished his bedtime routine, Takeshi then crawled into his bed, pulled his covers over his body and curled himself up to generate body heat a little faster. Takeshi’s vision began to blur and he fell asleep. 








Takeshi didn’t really have plans for the day, he was going to go to the Hogokage’s estate and see what kind of missions that were available, Takeshi had been taking a liking to fill his days with as many missions as he could possibly go on. Takeshi decided that planning his days was no longer an option, his life as a shinobi could change entirely in one small second. Takeshi knew this and didn’t like it, but he respected that that was how his life was and he was used to it by now. The missions part of Takeshi’s life, that was a part of life that he actually very much enjoyed, and was beginning to enjoy it more and more as he began completing the higher rank missions. It was also very therapeutic for him, it got him out of the house and being on a mission with something to do, was actually able to keep his mind off of his past and kept his mind from wandering. 




Takeshi’s life had been taking a whole new turn into an entirely new area, he was sleeping through the night, his night terrors had subsided for the most part. The nightmares of his mother that he was having on a nightly basis were beginning to turn into dreamless nights with occasional nightmare, which Takeshi took that as a giant step forward. Takeshi began to stir in his bed, the sun was coming into his room at the perfect angle that filled his entire room with the golden light coming from the sunrise on the horizon. The sunrise used to remind Takeshi that he was alive, and it would make him depressed. It would remind him that he had to get out of bed, and deal with his mother again. But now, while he still needed to deal with his memories, he knew that he was finally safe. Something he had never been before that night with his mother.






Takeshi started to open his eyes, the sun beaming directly into his face he held his hands up to his face until his eyes could finally see straight. Takeshi rolled out to the side of the bed, placed his feet onto the wood floors that covered the majority of the house. It felt cool against his already cold feet. Takeshi pulled his feet back into bed and threw his covers over him. “Come on, man. Gotta get up and do something with your day.” Takeshi told himself. Takeshi threw his blankets all the way off the bed, to discourage him from picking them up again. Takeshi grunted and groaned and slowly lifted his body out of his bed.Takeshi threw his blankets all the way off the bed, to discourage him from picking them up again. Takeshi grunted and groaned and slowly lifted his body out of his bed. He set his feet on the wooden floor one more time, let his body acclimate to the coolness of the floor of the room, and the room itself. Takeshi stood up, stretched his entire body, and headed over to his dresser. 




Takeshi looked into his dresser and found the clothes that was going to wear for that day. Takeshi took his clothes out of the dresser and laid them all out onto his bed. Takeshi inspected his clothing, ensuring that there were no holes, flaws, or weak spots. Once he was finished ensuring of this, Takeshi ironed all of his clothing and made sure each corner was square, and everything was tidy. Once he finished with his clothing, Takeshi moved on to his weaponry. While Takeshi had in fact overlooked his weaponry every single night, Takeshi strongly believed that you could never look at your weapons enough, you can only look at them just enough or not enough. Takeshi also loved the feeling of the weapons in his hands, he always felt so comfortable with them. Takeshi continued to sharpen them until they were at an absolute razor’s edge. Takeshi grabbed all of his weaponry off of the top of the dresser and began to place them in their rightful spots in his weapon’s pouch. Takeshi ensured they were all secure in the pouch, and began to put his combat gear on. Takeshi started with combat shorts. These shorts are black shorts with plenty of pockets. Takeshi put these shorts on, then he would continue with his weapon’s pouch. Takeshi wold wrap his left leg with a black and gray wrap, so to prevent the rubbing of the pouch against his thigh. Once Takeshi had his weapons pouch secured and ready for battle. Takeshi moved on to his shirt and combat vest. The shirt that he chose was a dark gray colored shirt that had no insignia on it. Takeshi put on his all black combat vest and made sure everything was on tight and functional. Takeshi grabbed his backpack and looked at himself in the mirror. But just before he headed out of his bedroom, he grabbed his one last thing. He grabbed his headband protector and tied it tight against his forehead. Now he was ready to get going for the day.






When Takeshi cooked rice, he always used the cheapest rice, because that’s what he could afford. But by the time the dish is done, the flavor is so outrageously amazing, you can’t really tell. Takeshi grabs the rice and measures it out to have the correct amount of rice. He pours the rice into a sieve. Which he uses to rinse the rice until the water that runs through the heap of rice comes out clear after going through the rice. Once the rice is washed, Takeshi pours the rice from the sieve into a bowl and sets it aside. Once the rice is washed and set aside, he then grabs a pot to make the rice in. Takeshi measures out the correct amount of water for the amount of rice that is intended to be cooked. Takeshi puts the water in the pot and sets the pot on the stove and turns the stove onto a high heat. Takeshi sprinkles a small amount of salt into the water that he plans on throwing the rice into to cook. Takeshi waits for this water in the pot for the rice to begin to boil. Once the water begins to boil he pours the rice into the boiling water and allows it to cook for only a few minutes on a medium to high heat. Then Takeshi covers the pot with the lid and turns the heat down to low heat and allows it to cook for around twenty minutes. While this is happening, Takeshi uses the time to meditate and to think about his training and see what areas he still needed work in and needed to figure out what exactly he was going to do to become a much better ninja than his peers, and really how to become the best ninja that he could be. When the rice finishes cooking, Takeshi goes to the stove and he inspects the rice through the glass on the lid for the pot. Takeshi, removes the lid and he takes a small amount of the rice, ensuring that it is cooked to perfection, once it is deemed done, Takeshi sprinkles a small amount of salt and pepper on top of the rice, stirs it in and fluffs the rice at the same time, then it is ready to serve. Now with the rice done, Takeshi can begin making his Tamago Kake Gohan. Takeshi grabs an egg from his basket that hangs next to the stove, eggs are a pretty common food eaten in Takeshi’s household. Takeshi makes a well inside the mound of rice that he has set in the bowl, cracks the egg directly into a bowl and mixes in the mirin and shoyu (also known as soy sauce). Takeshi mixes all of that together and, when it is all whipped together, he pours the mixture into the well that he had made in the rice earlier. After poured in, Takeshi mixes it all together and allows to sit for five to ten minutes. This allows the mixture to thicken and create what is known as Tomago Kake Gohan. After this point, Takeshi will often top the Tomago Kake Gohan with fish or Furikake or something of the sort and chow down. On days that it is especially cold in the village, Takeshi will also make a nice and hot batch of Miso soup to go with his Tomago Kake Gohan. Once finished with the cooking and eating his breakfast, Takeshi takes his dishes over to the sink and begins to clean the kitchen after cooking the dish. Luckily, this dish really only uses a few utensils and cooking pieces, so the cleaning the dishes process really doesn’t take very long.




Takeshi was now finished with his daily morning routine and it was time for him to hit the training grounds for some actual training. Takeshi grabbed his backpack, went through everything one last time to make sure he wasn’t forgetting anything. Just before he walked out the door, he stopped by the sign that hung next to the front door. After staring at it for a few seconds, he read it out loud, “Prove her wrong.” Takeshi always reminded himself that no matter what his mother may have done to him, she was just another one of those people that Takeshi was going to prove wrong before too long. Takeshi was already stronger than he was, he was already stronger than some of the ninjas that he knew. Now he just needed to prove it to everyone that he was something of worth, he was a respectable ninja, just like they were. 




Takeshi was still thinking about what his team had said to him that night at the sanctuary. Takeshi was still slightly agitated, Takeshi decided that he was going to go to the training grounds and try some of his frustrations out. Takeshi quickly threw his backpack over his shoulder, tightened his weapon’s pouch nice and tight. Then he began to walk toward the front door. Takeshi looked at the sign by his front door. “Prove her wrong.” Takeshi read the sign aloud. Takeshi reminded himself every single day his entire mission statement for that day. To prove his mother wrong, that he was going to become something of worth. Takeshi then thought about his team, they made him feel as though he wasn’t worth the risk to the mission. Takeshi was sure he could have taken on the thief by himself. But instad he decided to take him on with a team, so he wanted to use his techniques that he had been training so long and hard to attain and to master that he thought that his skills far exceeded that of any common thief. But his team thought otherwise and didn’t want Takeshi to be beaten by the thief. “Beaten by a common criminal, that is hilarious.” Takeshi was walking through the village at this point and he couldn’t keep himself from being upset. 




Takeshi walked by the baker where he had saved the shopkeep from the fire that had begun to engulf her entire shop, the singe marks on the ground and much of the cleanup still needing to be done, Takeshi remembered how he felt so strong in that moment. He felt as though there was no one who could stop him or to put him down ever again. But Takeshi soon realized that he was wrong. Takeshi knew that there would always be people out there who would be there to put him down at every step. Takeshi then thought about why he was on a team in the first place. They had only been on one mission and they already believed in him  os little. Takeshi didn’t understand what it was going to take to make them realize that he was much stronger than they had originally thought. Takeshi then thought even farther back on his first encounter with Sakuragi. At the end of the conversation, Takeshi had asked Sakuragi to spar with him. Sakuragi walked directly past him and told Takeshi to get stronger before challenging him. This angered Takeshi because he knew that Takeshi had been training much more than Sakuragi had been, but he still had the nerve to say that to him.




Takeshi tried his best to not think about it, but it plagued his mind even after this moment. Takeshi walked into the training grounds and found a spot for him to use as a training ground that day. He couldn’t help but remember the training with Ayato. Takeshi had been put into his first encounter with Genjutsu there, Ayato had several copies of himself surround Takeshi, all of them looking lifeless and just like zombies. Takeshi had avoided their attacks several times until finally realizing that he was in a genjutsu. Once he broke it, Takeshi felt it would have been funny and interesting to put Ayato under Genjutsu as well. Takeshi created an illusion in Ayato’s mind that made him believe that there was a giant fireball coming down from the sky. Takeshi couldn’t help himself but to laugh at this memory. How interesting it was, just all of Genjutsu. It was truly an interesting field of jutsu and Takeshi had decided that he was going to explore that field of jutsu much more than he had thus far. 




Takeshi was sitting on the ground, meditating and manipulating his chakra, feeling it pulse along with his own heart. Takeshi felt the chakra move from place to place and he felt easy in his mind. Takeshi thought about his dream, the dream to become the Hogokage. Takeshi wanted to always protect his people, no matter the cost. Takeshi was finished with his stretching and meditating, so he got up and tightened his weapon’s pouch. Takeshi put himself in a fighting stance and prepared for some training.




Takeshi had a clone of his set up around 30 meters away from his location, Takeshi activated his Byakugan so he could still see his clone, no matter what got in the way. Takeshi then performed the Hidden Mist technique. The mist came pouring out of his mouth and everything within a 50 meter radius was shrouded in mist. Takeshi could still see the clone’s chakra points, even that far away. Takeshi performed the Body Flicker, and presented himself directly behind the clone, underneath the ground. Takeshi performed the Leaf Rising Wind, the clone went flying through the air and Takeshi took the chance to perform Leaf Dancing Shadow. Takeshi was floating through the air with the clone, Takeshi was directly underneath the clone, until he performed the next phase in the combo, the Lion’s Frenzy. Takeshi launched the clone for the ground and just as it made an impact, the clone vanished into the mist. Takeshi landed on his feet and was feeling pretty good with how that all felt. Takeshi could feel his body getting better at dealing with the pains the taijutsu had brought upon his body. 




Takeshi then had another clone set up in the mist. Takeshi still had his Byakugan activated and he this time tried to use some genjutsu, Takeshi threw a kunai knife directly for the clones chest, but shrouding it with Genjutsu called “False Surrounding.” The kunai became invisible to the clone who was instructed to block it. The clone was unable to see the kunai knife, so it made its impact, and the clone vanished in the mist again. Takeshi was excited for the new combo that he had used. The genjutsu was effective, while at the same time being so simple. Takeshi was trying to become a very well-rounded ninja, being able to use techniques from all branches of jutsu that there was. So far, Takeshi’s favorite branches were Taijutsu, Ninjutsu, and Genjutsu. Ninjutsu was going to be Takeshi’s next specialty, for he already knew that he was going to use it quite a bit. Genjutsu was going to come later for when he was even farther into his ninja journey. 




Takeshi tried to think of other combinations that he could make with the techniques that he already knew. Takeshi thought for a while and he thought of another. Takeshi thought about his earth spear technique, he could use the genjutsu to hide the earth spears, instead of kunai. Kunai he only had a few of. But the earth spears he created from the Earth. Takeshi had another clone set up in the middle of the mist. Takeshi shot and earth spear toward the clone, he would then hide it with the genjutsu, Takeshi shot off one spear while Takeshi was in front of the clone, and a split second later another with Takeshi on the left of the clone, and Takeshi also shot one spear ¾ of a meter over the clone, just in case the clone tried to jump. Takeshi shrouded all of the spears with the genjutsu and watched to see what the clone would do. Takeshi was pleased to see that this combination worked also. 




Takeshi was tired from the training 




Takeshi walked into the kitchen, set down the bread and meat, and he walked into his pantry and began looking through the pantry and tried to figure out what exactly he was going to make with the ingredients that he had on hand. Takeshi looked through his ingredients and he decided that he was going to keep with his original idea, some ramen. 




Takeshi loved ramen, it was so easy to make and it could be decently healthy if you made it from scratch, with Takeshi always put in his, it was always packed with protein. Takeshi loved the soft boiled eggs and steak when they began to meld together in the dark brown ramen broth that he would make from scratch every time. Takeshi didn’t know what life was like for those who could eat whatever they wanted, for Takeshi was always poor. Takeshi didn’t mind being poor, it was just a fact of life. While Takeshi would enjoy the ability to have the money to eat whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. But Takeshi was working himself now and he was being able to actually provide for himself and could keep his house and his bills completely paid. So Takeshi was happy knowing that he was becoming his own man, even out of the darkest of origins, Takeshi was proving that you can still be good.  




Takeshi focused on his cabinets and he began thinking about what he was going to be grabbing for his Ramen, he tried remembering his recipe. Once Takeshi had found the recipe in his mind, he began grabbing ingredients out of the pantry and spice cabinets. Takeshi grabbed his butter from the fridge, his vegetable oil from on top of his fridge. He grabbed his ginger and garlic from the bottom drawer of his fridge. Grabbed the soy sauce and mirin from the cabinet. Takeshi then grabbed his homemade chicken stock from the fridge, he had been cooking the stock overnight the night before. Takeshi grabbed his fresh mushrooms and eggs. He grabbed his salt and scallions. Then finally he grabbed some jalapenos and of course, ramen noodles. 




Takeshi began the cooking of his proteins first. After preheating his oven, Takeshi unwrapped the skirt steak and laid it out on his cutting board. Takeshi marveled at the beef for just a few seconds, looking at the beautiful and even marbling within the meat. Takeshi grabbed his salt and his pepper, open the lids on their containers, and began to season the meat. Takeshi started with the salt, got a three finger pinch and generously seasoned the meat with salt. Takeshi then massaged the salt into the meat, making sure that the salt coated the beef evenly. Once he had finished with the salt, he set the container containing the salt aside, and he moved over to the other seasoning for the meat, the pepper. Takeshi grabbed the container holding pepper, and just like with the salt, he got a three finger pinch of pepper a few times and generously seasoned the steak with the pepper. Takeshi massaged the meat again, ensuring that the pepper was evenly covering the steak. After this point, Takeshi flipped the steak over and he repeated the process.  Takeshi grabbed his salt and his pepper, open the lids on their containers, and began to season the meat. Takeshi started with the salt, got a three finger pinch and generously seasoned the meat with salt. Takeshi then massaged the salt into the meat, making sure that the salt coated the beef evenly. Once he had finished with the salt, he set the container containing the salt aside, and he moved over to the other seasoning for the meat, the pepper. Takeshi grabbed the container holding pepper, and just like with the salt, he got a three finger pinch of pepper a few times and generously seasoned the steak with the pepper. Just then, Takeshi remembered that he had forgot a very important ingredient, Takeshi had almost forgotten the garlic powder. Takeshi searched through his cabinets and tried finding that all important seasoning. But he couldn’t find it, “There’s no way I have run out.” Takeshi said to himself as he kept looking. Takeshi looked through his cabinet and he had finally found it behind a bunch of other spices. Takeshi had forgotten that he had cleaned out his spice cabinet the other day and didn’t have time to organize his spices as he set them back into the spice cabinet. Takeshi then left his steak on the counter to rest while the butter cooked in his cast iron pan. Takeshi grabbed his cast iron skillet, and set 15 grams of his unsalted butter in the skillet. Takeshi then set the skillet into the pre heated oven, and he waited for the butter to melt. After a few minutes, the butter was melted. Takeshi set the steak into the skillet, but just before he set the steak and skillet into the oven, he listened to steak sizzle and smelled the butter as it cooked the steak. Takeshi grinned and felt so good about what he had just experienced, so he then set the steak containing skillet into the oven. 




As the protein was cooking in the oven, Takeshi knew that it was time to make his ramen broth. The ramen broth is most certainly the most important part of the ramen, if you don’t have a good broth, then you don’t have a good bowl of ramen. Takeshi knew this to be true after years of trial and error and eating ramen for so much of his life. Takeshi was able to eat ramen for so much of his life because Ramen is a dish that is very common in the poorer communities due to its reliance on stock, which is mostly just water with leftover chicken carcasses. Takeshi had put a lot of time and effort in his research into the perfect broth so he could create the most wonderful bowl of ramen. Takeshi got a stock pot and put it onto his stove, he crouched down to look at the dials on the stove and turned the heat up to a medium-high heat. Takeshi grabbed his oil and he poured it into the bottom of the pot and allowed the oil to heat up to the point that it freely moved about the bottom of the pan. While the oil is heating up, Takeshi grabbed his garlic and his ginger and minced them both together. Takeshi took a second to smell the wondrous smells that were coming from the cutting board. Takeshi noticed the oil was sufficiently pre-heated and he swirled the pot around just a little bit so the oil would evenly coat the bottom of the pot. Takeshi grabbed his cutting board and his knife. This knife he had was a folded steel chef’s knife, this was something that was given to him out of pity from a chef in one of the restaurants in town. Takeshi had nothing in his kitchen because his mother was a terrible cook, so when his mother was gone, Takeshi needed some utensils. One of the chef’s had seen Takeshi as he was looking through the restaurant’s trash looking for food. The chef gave Takeshi a box. That box contained an entire knife set, and ingredients that he needed to make ramen. Takeshi was extremely grateful to that man for helping him when he desperately needed it. Takeshi used the knife to push the garlic and ginger minced mixture into the pot. Then came Takeshi’s favorite part of preparation, the smells. The smell from the protein in the oven, and the vegetables in the pot, were intoxicating. The entire house began to smell like what Takeshi would only imagine what Heaven would smell like. Takeshi allowed the mix to cook for a few minutes in the bottom of the pot, until they softened. Once this had happened, Takeshi then grabbed his soy sauce and his Mirin, and added them both. He stirred it all together to mix and coat the ginger and garlic with the soy sauce and mirin. He cooked for one more minute, then he moved on to the homemade chicken stock. Takeshi grabbed the homemade chicken stock and poured it into the stock pot that had the mirin, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. The steam rolled up the sides of the pot and Takeshi caught the steam in the pot  by putting the lid of the pot onto the pot. “Don’t want to lose any flavor or moisture” Takeshi reminded himself. Once the broth began to boil, Takeshi grabbed the lid and removed it and he let the stock simmer for five minutes. He then added his dried mushrooms and let it simmer for another ten to eleven minutes. Takeshi then tasted the broth to make sure the taste was right, if not then Takeshi would adjust the flavor with salt and pepper, depending on what it needed. Once the flavor is perfect, he would move the pot’s heat to low-medium so it can continue to meld together and improve as it slowly simmers.






Takeshi loved ramen so much, more than he could ever explain. There were so many reasons as to why he loved it, but one in particular that he couldn’t explain why he loved so much, was the soft boiled eggs. Takeshi felt that this small ingredient added so much to ramen, when cooked correctly, the yolk will actually give the ramen a much needed boost in texture. The yolk can give the broth a silky type feel when eating and heated properly. It also gave the ramen an added umami flavor, especially when cooking with proteins that were lacking in the umami flavors in and of itself, like a shrimp, or many types of seafood, or if not using a protein at all. If one was a vegetarian, than the egg would at least give a decent alternative to the meat that is traditionally used in this dish. Takeshi grabbed a large bowl and filled the bowl halfway to two thirds of the way full with water. Takeshi then grabbed some ice from the freezer and he threw in some of the ice from the freezer into the bowl. This was going to be for the ice bath that the soft boiled eggs were going to need so the eggs would stop cooking the moment you take it out of the pot and set it into the ice bath. This not only helped you stop the eggs from over cooking. It also allowed the whites inside of the egg to contract, pulling away from the shell, making the egg much easier to peel and preventing as much shredding of the egg white, not only making it to where you get to eat more of the egg. But you also get to preserve the look of the egg as it sits in the broth when the final product of the ramen is created and assembled. Takeshi grabbed another pot, smaller than the one that he had his broth simmering  and melding in. Takeshi set the smaller pot next to the stock pot, filled the pot with room temperature water, and turned the heat on high after setting the pot on the stove. Once the water began to boil. Takeshi set 4 eggs into the water. Takeshi wanted to make sure he was ready to remove the eggs, for a soft boiled egg does not take very long to cook. This was the point in the cooking process that Takeshi took to check the protein and to flip it, the only time he would do this in the entire cooking process. Takeshi checked the protein and noticed the wonderful color that was being produced, as well as the aromas that filled the air the moment that he had opened the oven door. Takeshi flipped the protein over and quickly closed the oven door. Takeshi didn’t want too much of the heat to escape the oven. Takeshi then grabbed his eggs from the boiling water, after only a few minutes, and set them in the ice bath to cool until he was ready to add them to the ramen. Takeshi set the bowl full of ice water and eggs aside on the side of the counter, so it would not get in the way of the rest of the cooking process.




Finally Takeshi checked the protein one last time to see how it was cooking in the oven. Takeshi was pleased to see that it had cooked to absolute perfection. It wasn’t burned, it was perfectly cooked and smelled absolutely amazing. Takeshi grabbed the protein out of the oven and set the baking dish onto the stove and he pulled the protein off of the baking dish, he wanted to make sure that it was cooked through, and he also wanted to cut the meat very thin, this way the meat would take in the flavor of the broth much easier and the tenderness of the meat would shine brightest when shaved, this way the meat will be more likely to melt in your mouth and taste fantastic. Takeshi cut only half the steak very thin, Takeshi didn’t want to cut the rest of the meat until he was ready to eat it, this would retain more of the juice that was inside the meat. This way, the juice of the meat would stay in the ramen when you place the meat inside. Making the ramen that much better. While letting the meat rest before cutting, he checked the stock to ensure the taste was still perfect. Takeshi grabbed his tasting spoon that he had grabbed out of the silverware drawer, and dipped the spoon into the broth, stirred it ever so slightly and took out a spoonful of the broth. Takeshi brough the spoonful of broth closer to his face and took a large inhale, analyzing the smell and enjoying the aroma that the broth produced. Takeshie smiled at the experience of the broth in the spoon and tasted it. Takeshi swooned at just how wonderful the flavor was. When the broth is allowed to stew longer, the taste continues to compound into itself. Making the taste better the longer it is allowed to simmer. Takeshi set the tasting spoon back into the drawer, and he was just about to begin his assembling process. Before Takeshi could assemble his ramen bowls, he needed to cut his scallion jalapenos and his soft boiled eggs to prepare them all for ramen bowl assembly. Takeshi grabbed the jalapenos first, Takeshi grabbed his chef’s knife and chopped off the stem of the jalapeno first. Takeshi slid the stem of the jalapenos to the side of the cutting board, and he continued to slice the jalapeno into rounds, this way the integrity of the jalapeno would keep intact when placed into the hot broth of the ramen. Takeshi cut all of the jalapenos this way, and when he was finished, he set all of the jalapeno rounds into their own bowl, so they would be easily reached when assembly began. Takeshi then moved onto the scallions. Scallion were one of Takeshi’s favorite vegetables, they were always so full of flavor and added a freshness to anything anyone cooks. Takeshi grabbed the scallions and chopped off the end from both sides of the scallions tip and base. Then he continued to chop these in a similar fashion to that of the jalapenos. He cut the scallions into perfect rounds, and when he was finished, just like with the jalapenos. He grabbed a bowl to set the scallions in and set them in the bowl. The very last thing was going to be the soft boiled eggs, the eggs were going to be cut inside the ramen. So he peeled all of the eggs and had them in a place that was easily accessible when the ramen was ready for the eggs. Once Takeshi was ready to go, he grabbed a large bowl from the cabinet, he set the bowl down onto the counter, grabbed a ladle and poured the broth into the bowl until the bowl was two third of the way full, set in the ramen noodles, the meat, the scallions, jalapenos, then finally the egg. Takeshi put the bowls together and finally cut the egg in half. Takeshi watched in awe, as he always did, as the yolk began to seep into the ramen. Takeshi let the ramen noodles cook for just a few minutes. Then the moment of truth finally came. Takeshi grabbed some chopsticks from the drawer and he began to chow down.




Takeshi leaned back in his chair as he ate the ramen, impressed at how amazing this simple bowl of soup could taste. Takeshi had made this almost every day, but the sheer amount of flavor that resided within this porcelain container was just astounding. Takeshi loved this dish because you don’t need to have the meat in the dish, which is what makes it expensive. You can always just add a few more eggs to the ramen, and you will get most of the protein that you would miss from the actual meat. Not to mention the eggs do give the ramen a wonderful taste and texture. The color of the dish was something to behold. Takeshi looked into the bowl and he remembered all the times he had eaten this same dish. Being that it was almost every day, Takeshi always noticed that this dish was always great. It was something in Takeshi’s life that would stay constant in a positive manner. Takeshi leaned on the ramen as a crutch through his hard life with his mother. Takeshi  thought about his mother often, even if she was gone. The house felt like she had never left. Takeshi looked at the spot in the living room where he had taken her life, and he softly wept at the memory. But as he was weeping, he took another bite of his ramen. Feeling the noodles being cooked perfectly in the broth, mixing so well with the eggs and meat. He stopped weeping and remembered that while hard times had definitely come over him, he still was strong enough to push through all of it, and make something beautiful out of it all, like a bowl of ramen. Takeshi finished his bowl of ramen, and it was now time for Takeshi’s least favorite part of cooking, the cleaning part. Takeshi put his leftover broth in a large container, by itself and set it in the fridge. Takeshi never like to mix the leftover ingredients of the ramen, because he liked how it all tastes when it first comes together, not when it sits together for a while. Takeshi then grabbed his leftover meat that was not cut, he wrapped in grease paper and set that in the fridge. Then he grabbed the scallions and jalapenos and put those in a container for each and set them in the fridge. Finally the eggs. Takeshi knew that these didn’t reheat very well. So he just ate them! Takeshi loved soft boiled eggs more than anything.  Takeshi then grabbed all of the dishes that he used to eat dinner and all the pots that he used to make dinner, set them in his sink, and he began cleaning all of the dishes. Takeshi had learned long ago that if you don’t let the dishes stack up on you than they are much easier to clean. The only problem with that is when you really don’t want to clean them, you have a tendency to not wanting to clean them right away, so Takeshi would often find himself leaving the pots on the stove or in the sink. When he was finally done with cleaning the whole kitchen after dinner, he shut off the lights and began heading into his room to get ready for bed.




Takeshi walked into his bedroom, and he began his nightly routine after his nightly dinner. Takeshi took off his combat clothes and he put them in their designated spots for when they are dirty. Takeshi then grabbed his weapon pouch off his left thigh and set it on the top of the dresser. He began pulling all of the tools from the pouch and set them nicely on top of the dresser. This allowed Takeshi to look at every single piece of his loadout to see any damage or wear that he could notice and fix or replace. Takeshi found this very important to do every night. Takeshi had hoped that if he took that much extensive care of his equipment, when it came time to be in actual battle, his weapons would hold up and help him carry through any conflict. This is something that he was sure that respectable ninja would do with his own equipment. Takeshi felt good with how great all of his weaponry looked and felt. Takeshi checked his entire arsenal for sharpness and for strength. If Takeshi ever found a blade that was blunt or broken, Takeshi would always make sure to fix the problem and have them fixed or replaced immediately.  Takeshi finished checking through his arsenal, saw that his equipment was in good repair and he continued to his next phase of his bedtime routine. Takeshi grabbed his combat vest and hung it back up in the closet. Takeshi inspected his combat to see if there were any flaws in the vest, just like with his blades, if he ever saw a weakness in his clothes, he now tried to sew them up immediately. He noticed that this increased the life of the clothing, not to mention the functionality. Takeshi finally finished putting all of his clothes away and inspecting them all. Takeshi went into his bathroom and hopped into the shower. Takeshi waited for the water to heat up and steam. Takeshi much preferred hot showers, it helped him with his sore body after a long and hard day of training. Takeshi got into the shower, and he felt the hot water sting his skin and after a few minutes, he could feel his muscles finally relax. Takeshi always had the same routine when he washed his body. He felt that when you have a routine in the shower, your total amount of time in the shower will ultimately decrease and you will be more efficient and don’t waste as much water. Takeshi finished up in the shower, he grabbed his towel and began drying off. Takeshi finished drying off his body and he got on his pajamas. Takeshi wore boxer-briefs and that was it when it was time for him to go to bed. Takeshi then brushed his teeth, he made sure to brush his teeth because he felt that tooth pain was the worst kind of pain. Takeshi finally finished his bedtime routine, Takeshi then crawled into his bed, pulled his covers over his body and curled himself up to generate body heat a little faster. Takeshi’s vision began to blur and he fell asleep. 




WC: 12039




+60 stats


+1000 to Water Shuriken
http://naruto-role-play-rpg.forumotion.com/t27815-v6-water-release-water-shuriken

+1000 to Water Clone
http://naruto-role-play-rpg.forumotion.com/t23604-v6-water-clone-jutsu

+1000 to Hiding in the water 
http://naruto-role-play-rpg.forumotion.com/t23794-hiding-in-the-water

+1000 to Snake's Mouth
http://naruto-role-play-rpg.forumotion.com/t23967-water-release-snake-s-mouth

+1000 to Tearing Eath turning palm
http://naruto-role-play-rpg.forumotion.com/t24666-earth-release-tearing-earth-turning-palm

+1000 to Rock Clone Jutsu
http://naruto-role-play-rpg.forumotion.com/t39125-rock-clone-jutsu

+1000 to Water Needles
http://naruto-role-play-rpg.forumotion.com/t31897-water-release-water-needles

+1000 to Water Whip
http://naruto-role-play-rpg.forumotion.com/t23053-water-release-water-whip

+1000 to Water Flow
http://naruto-role-play-rpg.forumotion.com/t40957-water-release-wave-flow

+1500 to Water Prison
http://naruto-role-play-rpg.forumotion.com/t31898-water-release-water-prison-technique

+1539 to Earth Dragon Bullets (1539/2500)
http://naruto-role-play-rpg.forumotion.com/t22613-v6-earth-dragon-bullets


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Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:43 pm
Nice post, very enjoying to read.

However, we have a bit of a situation. You cannot have Toad summoning contract and Crow contract at the same time unless you forsake one of them which means you cannot bond with the contract you have forsaken since the pact was broken. I suggest removing your claims to the Crow or Toad contract with their corrosponding summons. Good news is that you have leftover word count to add towards other stuff.

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Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:55 pm
Total recall on the words, edit has been done.
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:25 am
Approved.

http://naruto-role-play-rpg.forumotion.com/t42225-rock-clone#336874 (This is the current version of Rock Clone)
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:10 am
Takeshi didn’t really have plans for the day, he was going to go to the Hogokage’s estate and see what kind of missions that were available, Takeshi had been taking a liking to fill his days with as many missions as he could possibly go on. Takeshi decided that planning his days was no longer an option, his life as a shinobi could change entirely in one small second. Takeshi knew this and didn’t like it, but he respected that that was how his life was and he was used to it by now. The missions part of Takeshi’s life, that was a part of life that he actually very much enjoyed, and was beginning to enjoy it more and more as he began completing the higher rank missions. It was also very therapeutic for him, it got him out of the house and being on a mission with something to do, was actually able to keep his mind off of his past and kept his mind from wandering. Takeshi had been training like he had never been trained before. Takeshi had learned more techniques than he ever thought possible, he had been conquering the art of the Water release, and he was training just as hard as he had with his Earth techniques. But he continued to want for more, a thirst that was never quenched. A desire, that he felt was never fulfilled. Takeshi’s thirst for strength had grown day after day, readying his mind for whatever may come that day.


Takeshi’s ability to sleep had continued to improve, he was sleeping through the night, his night terrors had subsided for the most part. The nightmares of his mother that he was having on a nightly basis were beginning to turn into dreamless nights with occasional nightmare, which Takeshi took that as a giant step forward. The better could be partly because of the absolute exhaustion that Takeshi had been putting his body through by the time that he came home and eaten dinner. Takeshi hated the idea of someone training harder than he was, so he wanted to know that he was the one training the hardest in the entire village.Takeshi began to stir in his bed, the sun was coming into his room at the perfect angle that filled his entire room with the golden light coming from the sunrise on the horizon. The sunrise used to remind Takeshi that he was alive, and it would make him depressed. It would remind him that he had to get out of bed, and deal with his mother again. But now, while he still needed to deal with his memories, he knew that he was finally safe. Something he had never been before that night with his mother.



Takeshi started to open his eyes, the sun beaming directly into his face he held his hands up to his face until his eyes could finally see straight. Takeshi rolled out to the side of the bed, placed his feet onto the wood floors that covered the majority of the house. It felt cool against his already cold feet. Takeshi pulled his feet back into bed and threw his covers over him. “Come on, man. Gotta get up and do something with your day.” Takeshi told himself. Takeshi threw his blankets all the way off the bed, to discourage him from picking them up again. Takeshi grunted and groaned and slowly lifted his body out of his bed.Takeshi threw his blankets all the way off the bed, to discourage him from picking them up again. Takeshi grunted and groaned and slowly lifted his body out of his bed. He set his feet on the wooden floor one more time, let his body acclimate to the coolness of the floor of the room, and the room itself. Takeshi stood up, stretched his entire body, and headed over to his dresser. 


Takeshi looked into his dresser and found the clothes that was going to wear for that day. Takeshi took his clothes out of the dresser and laid them all out onto his bed. Takeshi inspected his clothing, ensuring that there were no holes, flaws, or weak spots. Once he was finished ensuring of this, Takeshi ironed all of his clothing and made sure each corner was square, and everything was tidy. Once he finished with his clothing, Takeshi moved on to his weaponry. While Takeshi had in fact overlooked his weaponry every single night, Takeshi strongly believed that you could never look at your weapons enough, you can only look at them just enough or not enough. Takeshi also loved the feeling of the weapons in his hands, he always felt so comfortable with them. Takeshi continued to sharpen them until they were at an absolute razor’s edge. Takeshi grabbed all of his weaponry off of the top of the dresser and began to place them in their rightful spots in his weapon’s pouch. Takeshi ensured they were all secure in the pouch, and began to put his combat gear on. Takeshi started with combat shorts. These shorts are black shorts with plenty of pockets. Since Takeshi began working more lucrative missions, he had been able to buy more and more new clothes and stop having to continue to repair the clothes that he had been wearing for years. Takeshi put these shorts on, then he would continue with his weapon’s pouch. Takeshi wold wrap his left leg with a black and gray wrap, so to prevent the rubbing of the pouch against his thigh. Once Takeshi had his weapons pouch secured and ready for battle. Takeshi moved on to his shirt and combat vest. The shirt that he chose was a dark gray colored shirt that had no insignia on it. Takeshi put on his all black combat vest and made sure everything was on tight and functional. Takeshi grabbed his backpack and looked at himself in the mirror. But just before he headed out of his bedroom, he grabbed his one last thing. He grabbed his headband protector and tied it tight against his forehead. Now he was ready to get going for the day.


Takeshi used to only buy the cheapest of rice, but now that Takeshi finally had some money in his pocket, he had began buying the Jasmine rice that was sold in the market, this rice was naturally sweet and fragrant. The fragrance of the rice would fill up his room and the entire house in a matter of minutes. Takeshi loved the smell of Jasmine rice and he was happy that he could afford the rice that he had only dreamed of before.. But by the time the dish is done, the flavor is so outrageously amazing, you can’t really tell. Takeshi grabs the rice and measures it out to have the correct amount of rice. He pours the rice into a sieve. Which he uses to rinse the rice until the water that runs through the heap of rice comes out clear after going through the rice. Once the rice is washed, Takeshi pours the rice from the sieve into a bowl and sets it aside. Once the rice is washed and set aside, he then grabs a pot to make the rice in. Takeshi measures out the correct amount of water for the amount of rice that is intended to be cooked. Takeshi puts the water in the pot and sets the pot on the stove and turns the stove onto a high heat. Takeshi sprinkles a small amount of salt into the water that he plans on throwing the rice into to cook. Takeshi waits for this water in the pot for the rice to begin to boil. Once the water begins to boil he pours the rice into the boiling water and allows it to cook for only a few minutes on a medium to high heat. Then Takeshi covers the pot with the lid and turns the heat down to low heat and allows it to cook for around twenty minutes. While this is happening, Takeshi uses the time to meditate and to think about his training and see what areas he still needed work in and needed to figure out what exactly he was going to do to become a much better ninja than his peers, and really how to become the best ninja that he could be. When the rice finishes cooking, Takeshi goes to the stove and he inspects the rice through the glass on the lid for the pot. Takeshi, removes the lid and he takes a small amount of the rice, ensuring that it is cooked to perfection, once it is deemed done, Takeshi sprinkles a small amount of salt and pepper on top of the rice, stirs it in and fluffs the rice at the same time, then it is ready to serve. Now with the rice done, Takeshi can begin making his Tamago Kake Gohan. Takeshi grabs an egg from his basket that hangs next to the stove, eggs are a pretty common food eaten in Takeshi’s household. Takeshi makes a well inside the mound of rice that he has set in the bowl, cracks the egg directly into a bowl and mixes in the mirin and shoyu (also known as soy sauce). Takeshi mixes all of that together and, when it is all whipped together, he pours the mixture into the well that he had made in the rice earlier. After poured in, Takeshi mixes it all together and allows to sit for five to ten minutes. This allows the mixture to thicken and create what is known as Tomago Kake Gohan. After this point, Takeshi will often top the Tomago Kake Gohan with fish or Furikake or something of the sort and chow down. On days that it is especially cold in the village, Takeshi will also make a nice and hot batch of Miso soup to go with his Tomago Kake Gohan. Once finished with the cooking and eating his breakfast, Takeshi takes his dishes over to the sink and begins to clean the kitchen after cooking the dish. Luckily, this dish really only uses a few utensils and cooking pieces, so the cleaning the dishes process really doesn’t take very long.


Takeshi was now finished with his daily morning routine and it was time for him to hit the training grounds for some actual training. Takeshi grabbed his backpack, went through everything one last time to make sure he wasn’t forgetting anything. Just before he walked out the door, he stopped by the sign that hung next to the front door. After staring at it for a few seconds, he read it out loud, “Prove her wrong.” Takeshi always reminded himself that no matter what his mother may have done to him, she was just another one of those people that Takeshi was going to prove wrong before too long. Even though Takeshi was already stronger than he was, he was already stronger than some of the ninjas that he knew. Now he just needed to prove it to everyone that he was something of worth, he was a respectable ninja, just like they were. Takeshi had been training so much lately and had been learning new techniques left and right, but he still had not reached the level that he believed that would make him feel as though he was something of worth, something that was worth the air he breathed.  Takeshi gripped onto his backpack straps tightly and he reminded himself of what he was, and what he had become. Takeshi had grown into a stronger ninja, but he knew that there were mountains of techniques left to learn, and there was still an extremely long trip before he was going to be considered a “Respectable” ninja, so he hardened his mind, and his heart to keep moving toward the goal and to never look back. But if he had looked back, to only view his past as something to learn from, not to punish himself for. Takeshi finally locked the door to his apartment behind him and he began to head out the door, for now he was ready to take on the world.


Takeshi decided that today, he was going to train. Takeshi had so many new techniques, but he had one big problem. He hadn’t actually trained many of the new techniques that he had actually learned. Takeshi had performed each of them a handful of times, but he hadn’t really gotten to train with each of the new techniques. Takeshi was walking through the village and he was thinking about all of the progress that he had made, not only in his techniques. While he had made tremendous progress in how many techniques he knew, Takeshi was thinking more so how he had made progress in his own mind. Takeshi couldn’t stop thinking about his last time training, how angry he was at his team for rejecting his plan and for making him feel weak. Takeshi was so angry that day, but then the graveyard mission came and the whole team agreed to his plan. Takeshi grinned when he tried to remind himself that his team does not think that he is weak, they just want to keep their teammate safe and alive. Takeshi was excited to begin using his earth style technique, as well as his water style. Takeshi knew the technique that he had learned, he was just not entirely sure what he was going to train first and how he was going to train any of them at all. Takeshi had learned so many things so quickly, it was slightly overwhelming to Takeshi, but Takeshi was still excited to hit the training grounds. 


Takeshi past the butcher shop, and the singed bakery from the fire that Takeshi had saved the shopkeep in. This was right after he began his training in the water style techniques. Takeshi was able to put out the flames with the water technique Snake’s Mouth. Takeshi had used up a lot of chakra that day and it was almost enough to exhaust him. That seemed so long ago, but it was only a couple weeks. Takeshi was still quite stunned at just how fast he had been able to grow in his strength, stamina, and experience. Takeshi had been trying to diversify his arsenal so he was going to be a worthy adversary in battle. That had been Takeshi’s focus as of late, the art of battle and warfare. Takeshi was sure that he knew more techniques than his teammates and probably most of the genin that were in the village of Hoshigakure. But even with this knowledge, Takeshi knew that his naivety in battle was going to hurt him when it came time to actually go into combat against anyone, including fellow, more seasoned genin in the chuunin exams. Takeshi was passing by the library, where he had spent so much time reading about techniques, trying to think of combos that would work in battle. Takeshi wanted to make sure he knew all there was to know, so when it came time to gain experience in actual battle, he would have half the battle already figured out, being the knowledge piece.


Takeshi finally reached the training grounds and he began searching for a place to train. Takeshi always liked to pick a spot that was as far from everyone else as possible, he did this before so he wouldn’t get picked on, now he just did it because it was easier than having to have conversations with others. Takeshi did in fact like to talk to people, but with the past that he lived with, Takeshi had grown into an introvert. Takeshi preferred the solidarity most times, but sometimes he did need time to be with other people, like with his teammates. Takeshi smiled when he thought about his teammates. He was sure that his entire life was going to be spent in solitude, but that all changed when his current team had came into Takeshi’s life. The first was Ayato, while there first meeting was one of tension and stress, it turned into a wonderful training session with someone that Takeshi saw as a Sensei to himself, even if Ayato didn’t have that type of relationship with Takeshi. Takeshi then spoke with Sakuragi. Sakuragi was someone that Takeshi found to be enfuriorating with his arrogance and condescending tone when speaking, but Takshi was happy to have someone to talk to at all. Sakuragi had grown onto Takeshi and he understood the slight awkwardness when it came to social situations that Sakuragi tended to have. Takeshi understood this because Takeshi had the same type of tendencies. Neither of them were very good at talking to others, but we have the best interest of everyone else at heart. 


Takeshi had found a spot toward the back of the training grounds and he began walking to the back. Takeshi then continued to think of his teammates and how they met. Takeshi had remembered his time with Ayato, where there first meeting could have meant the end of Takeshi’s life shortly before he had even been able to start. But this meeting had turned into a training session that was intense as well as informative. Takeshi thought of Sakuragi, and how while he was in fact arrogant and quite frustrating to talk with at times. He was still a good person to have on your team, he was a strong ninja, and he did know quite a bit, so Takeshi was happy to have Sakuragi on his team. Sakuragi was even the ninja who had taught Takeshi how to perform his Byakugan and told him how to use it and even how it worked. Takeshi was appreciative of Sakuragi and Ayato. Takeshi then remembered his first meeting with Kuniko. Kuniko was an interesting character, he wouldn’t shake Takeshi’s hand because that’s how his family is. He wore clothes that were not very practical when it came to battle, that’s even by Hyuuga’s standards. While it may have been so different and weird then, it did in fact push Takeshi to finally caring for his image. Shortly after their first mission together, watching the gates of the village, Takeshi went and bought himself a new wardrobe with money that he had been pushing himself in missions to get. Takeshi was sure kenai. him and his team was going to be a strong force to deal with, but Takeshi worried that his team was too far behind Takeshi in regards to progress. Takeshi had been spending so much time training and working on his techniques, but he was worried that his friends were not spending as much time and energy on theirs. Takeshi knew that there was a chance that he would face his teammates/friends in the Chuunin Exams and this was something that terrified Takeshi. He didnt want to hurt his friends, but he wanted to become a Chuunin. This was something that had been plaguing his mind for weeks. Ever since meeting his friends. But takeshi cleared his mind of such worries and began focusing on the training that he had in store for himself that day. 


Takeshi couldn't help but notice the weather that was hitting the training grounds that day. While Takeshi did want to train that day he didn't really want to get wet, slip on the grass, fall and hurt himself. Takeshi found a spot underneath a tree and he sat down on a dry spot. Here, he began to stretch out his body and thought of what he was going to do for that day of training. Takeshi stood up and he began his training by performing the Hidden Mist technique. The mist spewed from his mouth and spread to form a 50 m radius of a fog on the training grounds, this had become Takeshi’s new favorite way to train. He wanted to keep himself in the worst of circumstances, so he could train his body to perform his techniques at optimal efficiency in either good or bad weather. Takeshi formed a clone and had the clone go into the middle of the fog and try to hold off Takeshi’s attack, as if he was another ninja unaware of what Takeshi was going to do in the fog. Takeshi waited for the clone to get into position and he waited for the clone to get his kunai out and get into a fighting stance. Takeshi thought about what he was going to do and from which direction he was going to form his combinations. Takeshi noticed the rain was beginning to come down even harder. Takeshi thought of the water release techniques that he knew, to go with the rain that was coming down. 


Takeshi formed the correct hand seals and dug into the ground, using his hiding like a mole technique. Takeshi pushed through the dirt and continued until he got to the clone’s position. Takeshi launched the clone into the air with the Leaf Rising Wind technique. Takeshi reset his stance at max speed and performed the correct hand seals to perform the next technique, Takeshi yelled, “Water Release: Snake’s Mouth!” Takeshi then launched a giant snake made of water directly toward the clone that was floating in the air. The snake made impact with the clone and once it did, the clone was destroyed. Takeshi was happy with that combination, it was going to take that type of creativity to continue the growth that Takeshi had been experiencing up until this point. Takeshi stood in the fog and the rain, and he decided to continue to train. Takeshi created another clone, and for a moment, he wasn’t entirely sure what to do next. Takeshi had the clone do the same thing as the clone before. The clone walked into the middle of the fog and readied itself for a fight. Takeshi stood in place for a few minutes and he couldn’t figure out what combination he could do next. Takeshi tried to think about what techniques that he knew would combine both the water and the earth releases that he had been practicing with. Takeshi thought and he thought, up until this point he had been practicing his ninjutsu combined with his taijutsu. But he didn’t really know how he could combine his water and his earth releases. Takeshi stood there for a few more minutes, this is when even the clone called out to Takeshi. “Are you coming or what?” Takeshi laughed and decided he was going to launch a straight attack. Takeshi threw an Earth Spear directly for the clone. The earth spear soared through the fog and just before the impact was made, Takeshi had already body flickered behind the clone, still ten meters away, he waited until the kunai got within one meter when he would go for his strike. The clone blocked the spear, but he hadn’t realized that Takeshi was directly behind him with his chakra suppressed and his kunai into the clone’s back. Takeshi’s clone vanished and blew away in a puff of smoke. Takeshi’s mind continued to push forward, trying to stretch his imagination so he could continue to combine his techniques. Takeshi continued this routine again and again until he could not think of anymore combinations, he was also getting low on his chakra reserves. Takeshi felt his body beginning to slow down during his body flicker and during his hiding like a mole technique. Takeshi finally laid down on the wet ground underneath the tree that he had come to in the training grounds at the very beginning. Takeshi stared up into the leaves, and he could feel his body relax. Takeshi didn’t realize just how tired his body had gotten, Takeshi tried his best to get up on to his feet, but he fell back to the floor out of exhaustion, and fell asleep. The time was late afternoon so the sun was peeking out of the rainclouds. Takeshi woke up when he heard some commotion coming from the other side of the training grounds. 


Takeshi hopped up from his lying down position and looked around to see what the commotion was. Takeshi looked to the far side of the training grounds and he saw the source of the commotion. There was a fight breaking out between two what looked like academy students. Takeshi used his body flicker to get between the two students. Both of the students in the fight looked at Takeshi in amazement, they looked as though they had never seen such a technique used. Takeshi smiled at the two and told them that fighting was going to solve nothing and that they should try to talk to each other calmly and like civilized people. Takeshi smiled at the two and stood straight up once again and he began walking toward the tree again where his backpack. Takeshi grabbed his backpack and began heading home. Takeshi walked through the town and he stopped by the bakery, he had run out of bread the night before, grabbed a loaf of fresh bread, and headed back home. 


Takeshi walked into the kitchen, set down the bread and meat, and he walked into his pantry and began looking through the pantry and tried to figure out what exactly he was going to make with the ingredients that he had on hand. Takeshi felt that the amount of ingredients that he had in his apartment would be impressive to most people, Takeshi wanted to make sure that he always had enough ingredients to make whatever it was that came to his mind. Takeshi loved to walk through the market, see all of the ingredients and let them inspire him to what he wanted to eat that night. Takeshi felt by doing this, he allowed the ingredients to come into their own recipe.  Takeshi looked through his ingredients and he decided that he was going to keep with his original idea, some ramen. 


Takeshi loved ramen, it was so easy to make and it could be decently healthy if you made it from scratch, with Takeshi always put in his, it was always packed with protein. Takeshi loved the soft boiled eggs and steak when they began to meld together in the dark brown ramen broth that he would make from scratch every time. Takeshi didn’t know what life was like for those who could eat whatever they wanted, for Takeshi was always poor. Takeshi didn’t mind being poor, it was just a fact of life. While Takeshi would enjoy the ability to have the money to eat whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. But Takeshi was working himself now and he was being able to actually provide for himself and could keep his house and his bills completely paid. So Takeshi was happy knowing that he was becoming his own man, even out of the darkest of origins, Takeshi was proving that you can still be good.  


Takeshi focused on his cabinets and he began thinking about what he was going to be grabbing for his Ramen, he tried remembering his recipe. Takeshi had been making ramen for a large part of his life, so this was a recipe that he shouldn’t ever actually forget, but recipes was always something that left his mind, no matter how much repetition he had put his mind through.  Once Takeshi had found the recipe in his mind, he began grabbing ingredients out of the pantry and spice cabinets. Takeshi grabbed his butter from the fridge, his vegetable oil from on top of his fridge. He grabbed his ginger and garlic from the bottom drawer of his fridge. Grabbed the soy sauce and mirin from the cabinet. Takeshi then grabbed his homemade chicken stock from the fridge, he had been cooking the stock overnight the night before. Takeshi grabbed his fresh mushrooms and eggs. He grabbed his salt and scallions. Then finally he grabbed some jalapenos and of course, ramen noodles. 


Takeshi began the cooking of his proteins first. After preheating his oven, Takeshi unwrapped the skirt steak and laid it out on his cutting board. Takeshi marveled at the beef for just a few seconds, looking at the beautiful and even marbling within the meat. Takeshi grabbed his salt and his pepper, open the lids on their containers, and began to season the meat. Takeshi started with the salt, got a three finger pinch and generously seasoned the meat with salt. Takeshi then massaged the salt into the meat, making sure that the salt coated the beef evenly. Once he had finished with the salt, he set the container containing the salt aside, and he moved over to the other seasoning for the meat, the pepper. Takeshi grabbed the container holding pepper, and just like with the salt, he got a three finger pinch of pepper a few times and generously seasoned the steak with the pepper. Takeshi massaged the meat again, ensuring that the pepper was evenly covering the steak. After this point, Takeshi flipped the steak over and he repeated the process.  Takeshi grabbed his salt and his pepper, open the lids on their containers, and began to season the meat. Takeshi started with the salt, got a three finger pinch and generously seasoned the meat with salt. Takeshi then massaged the salt into the meat, making sure that the salt coated the beef evenly. Once he had finished with the salt, he set the container containing the salt aside, and he moved over to the other seasoning for the meat, the pepper. Takeshi grabbed the container holding pepper, and just like with the salt, he got a three finger pinch of pepper a few times and generously seasoned the steak with the pepper. Just then, Takeshi remembered that he had forgot a very important ingredient, Takeshi had almost forgotten the garlic powder. Takeshi searched through his cabinets and tried finding that all important seasoning. But he couldn’t find it, “There’s no way I have run out.” Takeshi said to himself as he kept looking. Takeshi looked through his cabinet and he had finally found it behind a bunch of other spices. Takeshi had forgotten that he had cleaned out his spice cabinet the other day and didn’t have time to organize his spices as he set them back into the spice cabinet. Takeshi then left his steak on the counter to rest while the butter cooked in his cast iron pan. Takeshi grabbed his cast iron skillet, and set 15 grams of his unsalted butter in the skillet. Takeshi then set the skillet into the pre heated oven, and he waited for the butter to melt. After a few minutes, the butter was melted. Takeshi set the steak into the skillet, but just before he set the steak and skillet into the oven, he listened to steak sizzle and smelled the butter as it cooked the steak. Takeshi grinned and felt so good about what he had just experienced, so he then set the steak containing skillet into the oven. 


As the protein was cooking in the oven, Takeshi knew that it was time to make his ramen broth. The ramen broth is most certainly the most important part of the ramen, if you don’t have a good broth, then you don’t have a good bowl of ramen. Takeshi knew this to be true after years of trial and error and eating ramen for so much of his life. Takeshi was able to eat ramen for so much of his life because Ramen is a dish that is very common in the poorer communities due to its reliance on stock, which is mostly just water with leftover chicken carcasses. Takeshi had put a lot of time and effort in his research into the perfect broth so he could create the most wonderful bowl of ramen. Takeshi got a stock pot and put it onto his stove, he crouched down to look at the dials on the stove and turned the heat up to a medium-high heat. Takeshi grabbed his oil and he poured it into the bottom of the pot and allowed the oil to heat up to the point that it freely moved about the bottom of the pan. While the oil is heating up, Takeshi grabbed his garlic and his ginger and minced them both together. Takeshi took a second to smell the wondrous smells that were coming from the cutting board. Takeshi noticed the oil was sufficiently pre-heated and he swirled the pot around just a little bit so the oil would evenly coat the bottom of the pot. Takeshi grabbed his cutting board and his knife. This knife he had was a folded steel chef’s knife, this was something that was given to him out of pity from a chef in one of the restaurants in town. Takeshi had nothing in his kitchen because his mother was a terrible cook, so when his mother was gone, Takeshi needed some utensils. One of the chef’s had seen Takeshi as he was looking through the restaurant’s trash looking for food. The chef gave Takeshi a box. That box contained an entire knife set, and ingredients that he needed to make ramen. Takeshi was extremely grateful to that man for helping him when he desperately needed it. Takeshi used the knife to push the garlic and ginger minced mixture into the pot. Then came Takeshi’s favorite part of preparation, the smells. The smell from the protein in the oven, and the vegetables in the pot, were intoxicating. The entire house began to smell like what Takeshi would only imagine what Heaven would smell like. Takeshi allowed the mix to cook for a few minutes in the bottom of the pot, until they softened. Once this had happened, Takeshi then grabbed his soy sauce and his Mirin, and added them both. He stirred it all together to mix and coat the ginger and garlic with the soy sauce and mirin. He cooked for one more minute, then he moved on to the homemade chicken stock. Takeshi grabbed the homemade chicken stock and poured it into the stock pot that had the mirin, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. The steam rolled up the sides of the pot and Takeshi caught the steam in the pot  by putting the lid of the pot onto the pot. “Don’t want to lose any flavor or moisture” Takeshi reminded himself. Once the broth began to boil, Takeshi grabbed the lid and removed it and he let the stock simmer for five minutes. He then added his dried mushrooms and let it simmer for another ten to eleven minutes. Takeshi then tasted the broth to make sure the taste was right, if not then Takeshi would adjust the flavor with salt and pepper, depending on what it needed. Once the flavor is perfect, he would move the pot’s heat to low-medium so it can continue to meld together and improve as it slowly simmers.


Takeshi loved ramen so much, more than he could ever explain. There were so many reasons as to why he loved it, but one in particular that he couldn’t explain why he loved so much, was the soft boiled eggs. Takeshi felt that this small ingredient added so much to ramen, when cooked correctly, the yolk will actually give the ramen a much needed boost in texture. The yolk can give the broth a silky type feel when eating and heated properly. It also gave the ramen an added umami flavor, especially when cooking with proteins that were lacking in the umami flavors in and of itself, like a shrimp, or many types of seafood, or if not using a protein at all. If one was a vegetarian, than the egg would at least give a decent alternative to the meat that is traditionally used in this dish. Takeshi grabbed a large bowl and filled the bowl halfway to two thirds of the way full with water. Takeshi then grabbed some ice from the freezer and he threw in some of the ice from the freezer into the bowl. This was going to be for the ice bath that the soft boiled eggs were going to need so the eggs would stop cooking the moment you take it out of the pot and set it into the ice bath. This not only helped you stop the eggs from over cooking. It also allowed the whites inside of the egg to contract, pulling away from the shell, making the egg much easier to peel and preventing as much shredding of the egg white, not only making it to where you get to eat more of the egg. But you also get to preserve the look of the egg as it sits in the broth when the final product of the ramen is created and assembled. Takeshi grabbed another pot, smaller than the one that he had his broth simmering  and melding in. Takeshi set the smaller pot next to the stock pot, filled the pot with room temperature water, and turned the heat on high after setting the pot on the stove. Once the water began to boil. Takeshi set 4 eggs into the water. Takeshi wanted to make sure he was ready to remove the eggs, for a soft boiled egg does not take very long to cook. This was the point in the cooking process that Takeshi took to check the protein and to flip it, the only time he would do this in the entire cooking process. Takeshi checked the protein and noticed the wonderful color that was being produced, as well as the aromas that filled the air the moment that he had opened the oven door. Takeshi flipped the protein over and quickly closed the oven door. Takeshi didn’t want too much of the heat to escape the oven. Takeshi then grabbed his eggs from the boiling water, after only a few minutes, and set them in the ice bath to cool until he was ready to add them to the ramen. Takeshi set the bowl full of ice water and eggs aside on the side of the counter, so it would not get in the way of the rest of the cooking process.


Finally Takeshi checked the protein one last time to see how it was cooking in the oven. Takeshi was pleased to see that it had cooked to absolute perfection. It wasn’t burned, it was perfectly cooked and smelled absolutely amazing. Takeshi grabbed the protein out of the oven and set the baking dish onto the stove and he pulled the protein off of the baking dish, he wanted to make sure that it was cooked through, and he also wanted to cut the meat very thin, this way the meat would take in the flavor of the broth much easier and the tenderness of the meat would shine brightest when shaved, this way the meat will be more likely to melt in your mouth and taste fantastic. Takeshi cut only half the steak very thin, Takeshi didn’t want to cut the rest of the meat until he was ready to eat it, this would retain more of the juice that was inside the meat. This way, the juice of the meat would stay in the ramen when you place the meat inside. Making the ramen that much better. While letting the meat rest before cutting, he checked the stock to ensure the taste was still perfect. Takeshi grabbed his tasting spoon that he had grabbed out of the silverware drawer, and dipped the spoon into the broth, stirred it ever so slightly and took out a spoonful of the broth. Takeshi brough the spoonful of broth closer to his face and took a large inhale, analyzing the smell and enjoying the aroma that the broth produced. Takeshie smiled at the experience of the broth in the spoon and tasted it. Takeshi swooned at just how wonderful the flavor was. When the broth is allowed to stew longer, the taste continues to compound into itself. Making the taste better the longer it is allowed to simmer. Takeshi set the tasting spoon back into the drawer, and he was just about to begin his assembling process. Before Takeshi could assemble his ramen bowls, he needed to cut his scallion jalapenos and his soft boiled eggs to prepare them all for ramen bowl assembly. Takeshi grabbed the jalapenos first, Takeshi grabbed his chef’s knife and chopped off the stem of the jalapeno first. Takeshi slid the stem of the jalapenos to the side of the cutting board, and he continued to slice the jalapeno into rounds, this way the integrity of the jalapeno would keep intact when placed into the hot broth of the ramen. Takeshi cut all of the jalapenos this way, and when he was finished, he set all of the jalapeno rounds into their own bowl, so they would be easily reached when assembly began. Takeshi then moved onto the scallions. Scallion were one of Takeshi’s favorite vegetables, they were always so full of flavor and added a freshness to anything anyone cooks. Takeshi grabbed the scallions and chopped off the end from both sides of the scallions tip and base. Then he continued to chop these in a similar fashion to that of the jalapenos. He cut the scallions into perfect rounds, and when he was finished, just like with the jalapenos. He grabbed a bowl to set the scallions in and set them in the bowl. The very last thing was going to be the soft boiled eggs, the eggs were going to be cut inside the ramen. So he peeled all of the eggs and had them in a place that was easily accessible when the ramen was ready for the eggs. Once Takeshi was ready to go, he grabbed a large bowl from the cabinet, he set the bowl down onto the counter, grabbed a ladle and poured the broth into the bowl until the bowl was two third of the way full, set in the ramen noodles, the meat, the scallions, jalapenos, then finally the egg. Takeshi put the bowls together and finally cut the egg in half. Takeshi watched in awe, as he always did, as the yolk began to seep into the ramen. Takeshi let the ramen noodles cook for just a few minutes. Then the moment of truth finally came. Takeshi grabbed some chopsticks from the drawer and he began to chow down.



Takeshi leaned back in his chair as he ate his ramen, impressed at how amazing this simple bowl of soup could taste. Takeshi had made this almost every day, but the sheer amount of flavor that resided within this porcelain container was just astounding. Takeshi loved this dish because you don’t need to have the meat in the dish, which is what makes it expensive. You can always just add a few more eggs to the ramen, and you will get most of the protein that you would miss from the actual meat. Not to mention the eggs do give the ramen a wonderful taste and texture. The color of the dish was something to behold. Takeshi looked into the bowl and he remembered all the times he had eaten this same dish. Being that it was almost every day, Takeshi always noticed that this dish was always great. It was something in Takeshi’s life that would stay constant in a positive manner. Takeshi leaned on the ramen as a crutch through his hard life with his mother. Takeshi  thought about his mother often, even if she was gone. The house felt like she had never left. Takeshi looked at the spot in the living room where he had taken her life, and he softly wept at the memory. But as he was weeping, he took another bite of his ramen. Feeling the noodles being cooked perfectly in the broth, mixing so well with the eggs and meat. He stopped weeping and remembered that while hard times had definitely come over him, he still was strong enough to push through all of it, and make something beautiful out of it all, like a bowl of ramen. Takeshi finished his bowl of ramen, and it was now time for Takeshi’s least favorite part of cooking, the cleaning part. Takeshi put his leftover broth in a large container, by itself and set it in the fridge. Takeshi never like to mix the leftover ingredients of the ramen, because he liked how it all tastes when it first comes together, not when it sits together for a while. Takeshi then grabbed his leftover meat that was not cut, he wrapped in grease paper and set that in the fridge. Then he grabbed the scallions and jalapenos and put those in a container for each and set them in the fridge. Finally the eggs. Takeshi knew that these didn’t reheat very well. So he just ate them! Takeshi loved soft boiled eggs more than anything.  Takeshi then grabbed all of the dishes that he used to eat dinner and all the pots that he used to make dinner, set them in his sink, and he began cleaning all of the dishes. Takeshi had learned long ago that if you don’t let the dishes stack up on you than they are much easier to clean. The only problem with that is when you really don’t want to clean them, you have a tendency to not wanting to clean them right away, so Takeshi would often find himself leaving the pots on the stove or in the sink. When he was finally done with cleaning the whole kitchen after dinner, he shut off the lights and began heading into his room to get ready for bed.


Takeshi walked into his bedroom, and he began his nightly routine after his nightly dinner. Takeshi took off his combat clothes and he put them in their designated spots for when they are dirty. Takeshi then grabbed his weapon pouch off his left thigh and set it on the top of the dresser. He began pulling all of the tools from the pouch and set them nicely on top of the dresser. This allowed Takeshi to look at every single piece of his loadout to see any damage or wear that he could notice and fix or replace. Takeshi found this very important to do every night. Takeshi had hoped that if he took that much extensive care of his equipment, when it came time to be in actual battle, his weapons would hold up and help him carry through any conflict. This is something that he was sure that respectable ninja would do with his own equipment. Takeshi felt good with how great all of his weaponry looked and felt. Takeshi checked his entire arsenal for sharpness and for strength. If Takeshi ever found a blade that was blunt or broken, Takeshi would always make sure to fix the problem and have them fixed or replaced immediately.  Takeshi finished checking through his arsenal, saw that his equipment was in good repair and he continued to his next phase of his bedtime routine. Takeshi grabbed his combat vest and hung it back up in the closet. Takeshi inspected his combat to see if there were any flaws in the vest, just like with his blades, if he ever saw a weakness in his clothes, he now tried to sew them up immediately. He noticed that this increased the life of the clothing, not to mention the functionality. Takeshi finally finished putting all of his clothes away and inspecting them all. Takeshi went into his bathroom and hopped into the shower. Takeshi waited for the water to heat up and steam, which did seem to take forever, perhaps because he was too excited for the dinner to come. Takeshi much preferred hot showers, it helped him with his sore body after a long and hard day of training. Takeshi got into the shower, and he felt the hot water sting his skin and after a few minutes, he could feel his muscles finally relax. Takeshi always had the same routine when he washed his body. He felt that when you have a routine in the shower, your total amount of time in the shower will ultimately decrease and you will be more efficient and don’t waste as much water. Takeshi finished up in the shower, he grabbed his towel and began drying off. Takeshi finished drying off his body and he got on his pajamas. Takeshi wore boxer-briefs and that was it when it was time for him to go to bed. Takeshi then brushed his teeth, he made sure to brush his teeth because he felt that tooth pain was the worst kind of pain. Takeshi finally finished his bedtime routine, Takeshi then crawled into his bed, pulled his covers over his body and curled himself up to generate body heat a little faster. Takeshi’s vision began to blur and he fell asleep. 


WC: 8205


+82 AP points


+4000 to Assimilate All Creation Technique (Learned)
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+961 to Earth Dragon Bullets (Learned)
Previous Progress is above
Earth Dragon Bullets


+437 to Mass Shift (Learned)
Previous Progress is above


+1500 to Added-Weight Rock Technique (Learned)
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+1307 to Super added-weight rock technique (1307/1875)

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Takeshi had been taking a liking to fill his days with as many missions as he could possibly go on. Takeshi decided that planning his days was no longer an option, his life as a shinobi could change entirely in one small second. Takeshi knew this and didn’t like it, but he respected that that was how his life was and he was used to it by now. The missions part of Takeshi’s life, that was a part of life that he actually very much enjoyed, and was beginning to enjoy it more and more as he began completing the higher rank missions. It was also very therapeutic for him, it got him out of the house and being on a mission with something to do, was actually able to keep his mind off of his past and kept his mind from wandering. Takeshi had been training like he had never been trained before. Takeshi had learned more techniques than he ever thought possible, he had been conquering the art of the Water release, and he was training just as hard as he had with his Earth techniques. But he continued to want for more, a thirst that was never quenched. A desire, that he felt was never fulfilled. Takeshi’s thirst for strength had grown day after day, readying his mind for whatever may come that day.

Takeshi’s ability to sleep had continued to improve, he was sleeping through the night, his night terrors had subsided for the most part. The nightmares of his mother that he was having on a nightly basis were beginning to turn into dreamless nights with occasional nightmare, which Takeshi took that as a giant step forward. The better could be partly because of the absolute exhaustion that Takeshi had been putting his body through by the time that he came home and eaten dinner. Takeshi hated the idea of someone training harder than he was, so he wanted to know that he was the one training the hardest in the entire village.Takeshi began to stir in his bed, the sun was coming into his room at the perfect angle that filled his entire room with the golden light coming from the sunrise on the horizon. The sunrise used to remind Takeshi that he was alive, and it would make him depressed. It would remind him that he had to get out of bed, and deal with his mother again. But now, while he still needed to deal with his memories, he knew that he was finally safe. Something he had never been before that night with his mother.


Takeshi started to open his eyes, the sun beaming directly into his face he held his hands up to his face until his eyes could finally see straight. Takeshi rolled out to the side of the bed, placed his feet onto the wood floors that covered the majority of the house. It felt cool against his already cold feet. Takeshi pulled his feet back into bed and threw his covers over him. “Come on, man. Gotta get up and do something with your day.” Takeshi told himself. Takeshi threw his blankets all the way off the bed, to discourage him from picking them up again. Takeshi grunted and groaned and slowly lifted his body out of his bed.Takeshi threw his blankets all the way off the bed, to discourage him from picking them up again. Takeshi grunted and groaned and slowly lifted his body out of his bed. He set his feet on the wooden floor one more time, let his body acclimate to the coolness of the floor of the room, and the room itself. Takeshi stood up, stretched his entire body, and headed over to his dresser.

Takeshi looked into his dresser and found the clothes that was going to wear for that day. Takeshi took his clothes out of the dresser and laid them all out onto his bed. Takeshi inspected his clothing, ensuring that there were no holes, flaws, or weak spots. Once he was finished ensuring of this, Takeshi ironed all of his clothing and made sure each corner was square, and everything was tidy. Once he finished with his clothing, Takeshi moved on to his weaponry. While Takeshi had in fact overlooked his weaponry every single night, Takeshi strongly believed that you could never look at your weapons enough, you can only look at them just enough or not enough. Takeshi also loved the feeling of the weapons in his hands, he always felt so comfortable with them. Takeshi continued to sharpen them until they were at an absolute razor’s edge. Takeshi grabbed all of his weaponry off of the top of the dresser and began to place them in their rightful spots in his weapon’s pouch. Takeshi ensured they were all secure in the pouch, and began to put his combat gear on. Takeshi started with combat shorts. These shorts are black shorts with plenty of pockets. Since Takeshi began working more lucrative missions, he had been able to buy more and more new clothes and stop having to continue to repair the clothes that he had been wearing for years. Takeshi put these shorts on, then he would continue with his weapon’s pouch. Takeshi wold wrap his left leg with a black and gray wrap, so to prevent the rubbing of the pouch against his thigh. Once Takeshi had his weapons pouch secured and ready for battle. Takeshi moved on to his shirt and combat vest. The shirt that he chose was a dark gray colored shirt that had no insignia on it. Takeshi put on his all black combat vest and made sure everything was on tight and functional. Takeshi grabbed his backpack and looked at himself in the mirror. But just before he headed out of his bedroom, he grabbed his one last thing. He grabbed his headband protector and tied it tight against his forehead. Now he was ready to get going for the day.

Takeshi used to only buy the cheapest of rice, but now that Takeshi finally had some money in his pocket, he had began buying the Jasmine rice that was sold in the market, this rice was naturally sweet and fragrant. The fragrance of the rice would fill up his room and the entire house in a matter of minutes. Takeshi loved the smell of Jasmine rice and he was happy that he could afford the rice that he had only dreamed of before.. But by the time the dish is done, the flavor is so outrageously amazing, you can’t really tell. Takeshi grabs the rice and measures it out to have the correct amount of rice. He pours the rice into a sieve. Which he uses to rinse the rice until the water that runs through the heap of rice comes out clear after going through the rice. Once the rice is washed, Takeshi pours the rice from the sieve into a bowl and sets it aside. Once the rice is washed and set aside, he then grabs a pot to make the rice in. Takeshi measures out the correct amount of water for the amount of rice that is intended to be cooked. Takeshi puts the water in the pot and sets the pot on the stove and turns the stove onto a high heat. Takeshi sprinkles a small amount of salt into the water that he plans on throwing the rice into to cook. Takeshi waits for this water in the pot for the rice to begin to boil. Once the water begins to boil he pours the rice into the boiling water and allows it to cook for only a few minutes on a medium to high heat. Then Takeshi covers the pot with the lid and turns the heat down to low heat and allows it to cook for around twenty minutes. While this is happening, Takeshi uses the time to meditate and to think about his training and see what areas he still needed work in and needed to figure out what exactly he was going to do to become a much better ninja than his peers, and really how to become the best ninja that he could be. When the rice finishes cooking, Takeshi goes to the stove and he inspects the rice through the glass on the lid for the pot. Takeshi, removes the lid and he takes a small amount of the rice, ensuring that it is cooked to perfection, once it is deemed done, Takeshi sprinkles a small amount of salt and pepper on top of the rice, stirs it in and fluffs the rice at the same time, then it is ready to serve. Now with the rice done, Takeshi can begin making his Tamago Kake Gohan. Takeshi grabs an egg from his basket that hangs next to the stove, eggs are a pretty common food eaten in Takeshi’s household. Takeshi makes a well inside the mound of rice that he has set in the bowl, cracks the egg directly into a bowl and mixes in the mirin and shoyu (also known as soy sauce). Takeshi mixes all of that together and, when it is all whipped together, he pours the mixture into the well that he had made in the rice earlier. After poured in, Takeshi mixes it all together and allows to sit for five to ten minutes. This allows the mixture to thicken and create what is known as Tomago Kake Gohan. After this point, Takeshi will often top the Tomago Kake Gohan with fish or Furikake or something of the sort and chow down. On days that it is especially cold in the village, Takeshi will also make a nice and hot batch of Miso soup to go with his Tomago Kake Gohan. Once finished with the cooking and eating his breakfast, Takeshi takes his dishes over to the sink and begins to clean the kitchen after cooking the dish. Luckily, this dish really only uses a few utensils and cooking pieces, so the cleaning the dishes process really doesn’t take very long.

Takeshi was now finished with his daily morning routine and it was time for him to hit the training grounds for some actual training. Takeshi grabbed his backpack, went through everything one last time to make sure he wasn’t forgetting anything. Just before he walked out the door, he stopped by the sign that hung next to the front door. After staring at it for a few seconds, he read it out loud, “Prove her wrong.” Takeshi always reminded himself that no matter what his mother may have done to him, she was just another one of those people that Takeshi was going to prove wrong before too long. Even though Takeshi was already stronger than he was, he was already stronger than some of the ninjas that he knew. Now he just needed to prove it to everyone that he was something of worth, he was a respectable ninja, just like they were. Takeshi had been training so much lately and had been learning new techniques left and right, but he still had not reached the level that he believed that would make him feel as though he was something of worth, something that was worth the air he breathed.  Takeshi gripped onto his backpack straps tightly and he reminded himself of what he was, and what he had become. Takeshi had grown into a stronger ninja, but he knew that there were mountains of techniques left to learn, and there was still an extremely long trip before he was going to be considered a “Respectable” ninja, so he hardened his mind, and his heart to keep moving toward the goal and to never look back. But if he had looked back, to only view his past as something to learn from, not to punish himself for. Takeshi finally locked the door to his apartment behind him and he began to head out the door, for now he was ready to take on the world.

Takeshi had learned a brand new technique. This one was extremely special because it was a S rank technique. Takeshi was blown away at the fact that he had actually learned a S rank technique. That was something Takeshi thought was only for the strongest of ninja. Takeshi knew that he was not the strongest if ninja,  but Takeshi did think that he was coming into his own. Takeshi had been training on his stamina lately, and he could tell the difference. He was able to go through the whole training session without a break.  He had been going combo after combo, clone after clone and he was noticing that his stamina was beginning to become longer and more durable. Takeshi was happy about this because Takeshi knew that he was beginning a part of his journey that was going to be filled with combat and much more intense training and missions.

Takeshi was walking down the stairs from his apartment and he began thinking about all the different uses that he could use his new technique, the S rank technique that allowed Takeshi to change the composition of his own body. If he touched the steel from his kunai, his body would turn into a steel behemoth. The strength that he would possess would be increased and the vitality of his body by a crazy amount. But that was not all, he would get different compositions depending on whether or not he touched steel, sand, even wood. But while the composition change to his body that he would get from each  material. He also was granted special techniques depending on which material he got the composition change from. Takeshi was excited to use this in battle and see just how powerful the technique that was granted S rank would be and how practical it would be in battle. Takeshi was now on the main road, headed directly for the training grounds.

Takeshi couldn’t stop thinking about the new technique. He was trying to think just how he was going to be able to combine this technique with all of the techniques that he already knew. He could use the steel mode to increase his durability, or he could use the sand mode to increase his speed. He could even use the wood mode to increase his chakra. Takeshi could not quite decide which mode was going to be the one he’d use the most. Takeshi was walking slowly that day, at about half of his usual speed, he had been finding himself deciding more often than not to just enjoy his walks and his day. No matter the weather, Takeshi loved the day. He was beginning to enjoy himself more and more every day, especially the days that he got to be with his teammates.

Takeshi was still so happy with the way that his life was turning out. But Takeshi felt as though something was missing. Takeshi was feeling as though he was becoming stagnant, even though he had been training every day and learning new techniques almost every day. Takeshi was feeling that he had reached a certain level that was turning into a plateau, and he was on a mission to see what he could do to change that. Takeshi was nearing the bakery that still had singe marks from the fire that had happened a few weeks ago, the one that he had pulled the shop owner out of the bakery. He had only been there one time since that fire had occurred, but the shop owner seemed to be in good health, and that was all Takeshi had cared about.

Takeshi walked by the library, where he had read so much about all the techniques that he had dreamed about learning, which Takeshi now realized that those dreams that he had back then before even joining the Academy, had now become reality. Takeshi learned S rank techniques and all kinds of techniques in two separate elements, and he was even considered a specialist in two separate types of jutsus, being Taijutsu and Ninjutsu. Takeshi was so exhilarated with his progress and he was more hungry for strength and intelligence now than he had ever been before. Takeshi didn’t want to be a power-hungry monster, but he did want to become a Kage, so he could protect all the people in the village, and to do that, he knew that he was going to need to be strong.

Takeshi was sure stronger than he was. But he felt like there was something missing. Takeshi felt as though his life had gone stagnant. Takeshi was learning new techniques and growing in his strength and skill. But he felt as though there was something more. Takeshi wanted to go on more exclusive missions, 9mes that only the best could go on. Even though Takeshi was still very young in his journey to becoming a great ninja, Takeshi felt that he was doing the same old thing going and training. He couldn't help but feel a little bored.

Takeshi finally arrived at the training grounds and he found an area that has some patches of sand in the midst of the dirt and grass that covered most of the training grounds. Takeshi felt ready to attempt his new technique, Assimilate all technique. Takeshi activated the technique by performing the correct hand signs, then he reached out and touched the sand. Takeshi felt his entire body shift and change as it turned into a new form. Takeshi felt his body feel lighter and he was sure he was going to be even faster. Takeshi decided to use his Body Flicker technique. Using this technique was already really fast (250), but with using the assimilate all technique, he realized that he was even faster (295). Takeshi knew that this technique was going to push him to a completely different level. Takeshi was faster that he thought was possible for anyone. Let alone himself to attain.

Takeshi changed his form back to full human and he decided to try the steel form. Takeshi activated the technique by performing the correct hand seals and touching his kunai that sat in his pouch. Takeshi once again felt the rush of his body changing and shifting, preparing itself to transform into the steel mode of this technique. Takeshi felt his body get heavy, as if it was made of steel! Takeshi looked at the changes that occurred to his body and he could feel the difference in his body. Takeshi tried to move and most certainly felt slower, but he knew that if he was in a fist fight, that he would be able to take one heck of a beating before going down. Takeshi didn’t feel as though that was going to be something he would need to worry about, because his form changes were going to boost his ability in battle and they were certainly going to take some getting used to. Takeshi knew that there were still two other forms to change into, just so he could get the feeling of what the actual technique was going to feel like when he used it in battle. Takeshi would hate to have to try it in the middle of a battle and have no idea what it was actually going to feel like, catching him way off guard and putting him in a bad situation.

Takeshi went over to the large pine tree that sat on the edge of the training grounds and he turned back into his regular human form. In this form, Takeshi decided to stretch a little more before going into the next form and continuing his training. Takeshi realized that he had been outside for a few hours by this point and that it was time for him to get something to eat, Takeshi then grabbed his backpack and set it right in front of him as he sat down on the ground. Takeshi looked into his bag and he grabbed the box that held his lunch inside. Takeshi loved rice, he had it in or at least with almost every single dish that he prepared, he felt that it went perfectly with everything. Today’s dish was actually a Korean ground beef dish that he had made.

Takeshi loved the meal that he made for lunch. This was a meal that Takeshi had almost every single because of just how good this dish tasted once it was completed. The set up was extremely easy and the clean up was the same. The ingredients were pretty easy to come across and Takeshi had been tweaking the recipe for years to ensure that it was one of the best dishes that he had ever put together as a lunch item, or even a dinner, except for ramen. Takeshi stopped and thought about the cooking process and what it took to make such a dish that is so perfectly balanced in regards to spice, umami, sweet, salty, and in bitterness.

Takeshi would be in his kitchen looking around to ensure that he had all of the ingredients ready to go. Takeshi looked in his cabinets and grabbed his Soy Sauce, which Takeshi always made sure to use the one with less sodium. Takeshi also grabbed his brown sugar, which was the dark brown sugar, for that is the only brown sugar that is worth it to have in one’s kitchen. Takeshi grabbed the ground beef out of the fridge that morning and set it on the counter to come up to a near room temperature for when the time came to throw it into the pan to brown inside this sauce that he was going to be making, this helped the meat cook more evenly and dispersed the fats that the beef would produce more evenly also.  Then Takeshi grabbed some ginger and garlic from his vegetable holder on the side of his kitchen. The vegetable holder allowed plenty of air between the vegetables, which increased their life and helped them keep their freshness longer because it was out of the sunlight. Takeshi grabbed some green onions from the vegetable holder also, and made sure to chop the green onions very thin, for this was going to be the topping to this dish. Takeshi grated ginger and set it in its own bowl, making sure to set the bowl aside for when he was ready to add that to the dish. Takeshi then minced garlic very fine, this was going to be quickly seared in the pan until it was fragrant and then rest of the dish would be tossed in with the garlic to mix and meld the flavors together. Takeshi then grabbed the most important ingredient to the Korean ground beef dish, the Chili Garlic sauce. This sauce was not extremely spicy to Takeshi, to regular people it would be inedible, but Takeshi loved it. Takeshi was a type of person who could never have too much garlic in anything, he absolutely loved garlic and wanted to add it to almost every single one of his dishes. The chili that was also present in the sauce was so perfectly blended with heat and flavor, that Takeshi couldn’t help but to put it in almost anything that he ate. Takeshi then set all of his ingredients on the counter and he began to prepare all of the ingredients to be ready, in the forms they needed to be, to be thrown into the pan at the right time to make this sweet, savory, and flavorful dish that he loved so much.

Takeshi grabbed the meat that he had set out and saw that it was room temperature and was ready to be thrown into the skillet on the fire. Takeshi first grabbed his large cast iron skillet and he set it onto the stove, when he turned on the fire on the stove, the pan began to heat. The thing that Takeshi loved about cast iron skillets was how evenly they always heated. They were always the most reliable pan you could ever use because they were durable, and made of a heavy metal, making the heating process very dispersed and  even, making the overall cooking process much easier. Takeshi poured in some of his sesame seed oil into the pan, the beautiful fragrance of the sesame oil was intoxicating, it was easily one of Takeshi’s favorite fragrances that came out of his kitchen. Some people believed that it smelled terrible and like burning onions, but Takeshi never felt that way and never really understood those who felt that way. Takeshi waited for the oil to heat and just before it started to smoke, Takeshi threw the garlic into the oil and immediately began to stir the garlic, he did this so the garlic would not burn on the extremely hot surface of the cast iron skillet. Once the garlic became fragrant and translucent, Takeshi grabbed the beef that was sitting on his counter at room temperature and threw the beef on top of the sizzling oil and garlic and began to break apart the beef so it could brown and turn into crumbles. As the beef was cooking, Takeshi grabbed his ginger and poured that into the beef and garlic mixture.

Takeshi stirred this until all the wonderful aromas melded together to form something that was not just sweet from the ginger and sesame oil, but filled with unmistakable amount of umami flavors all at the same time. As the ground beef was just finishing browning through, Takeshi grabbed his brown sugar and began to pour some of that inside the beef mixture, the brown sugar began melting on impact with the hot pan and the hot beef, so it began oozing over the beef like molasses. The sweetness in the air was not long lived, for shortly after adding the brown sugar, soy sauce was next to come into the pan. The moment the soy sauce hit the hot pan, a little steam and smoke came off the pan and the smells changed once again infecting the air with its wondrous aroma. Takeshi stirred this concoction together until it was thoroughly combined. Takeshi then grabbed the chili garlic sauce and adjusted the taste until it was perfectly spicy, sweet, bitter, and umami. Once the flavor reached its peak and in Takeshi’s mind, perfection, Takeshi then knew the next step  and this was the adding of the cornstarch slurry. The cornstarch slurry was made by adding equal parts cornstarch and water. With this combination, he poured it into the mixture and waited for it to begin to boil once again, Takeshi would not stop stirring this together until he saw the sauce was thick enough to be considered perfect for this dish.

Once the sauce had thickened, Takeshi grabbed some of the rice that he had made that morning for his breakfast and heated it back up in the microwave, Takeshi wasn’t too fancy with this step. Takeshi then grabbed the hot bowl of rice and poured the Korean ground beef on to the top of the rice, he would then stir this together and eat immediately while it was hot, or he would pack it up in a to go box for his lunch when he was tired at the training grounds. Takeshi always loved the taste of this meal, he truly felt like there was no better way to cook such a cheap piece of meat, being the ground beef, which is famous for it being used by the leftover cuts of the cow when it was butchered. Takeshi had finished creating the most beautiful beef dish and couldn’t wait to get to his training.

Takeshi did not realize just how much energy and stamina went into the technique that he was working on that day. It was truly a feeling to behold at just how tired he was from using that technique, even in the short periods that he actually had used it. Takeshi was in fact tired, but he was going to push himself through so he could experience the other two forms that this technique provided, the Stone form, and the wood form. Takeshi tried to think about which form he was going to perform next, it didn’t truly matter and it was only going to be informative. Takeshi decided that because he was next to a giant pine tree, he was going to go with the wood form next. Takeshi set his backpack down and zipped up his box when he was done eating the Korean ground beef for lunch. He made sure the backpack was in a safe location, leaning on the tree, then he turned around and faced the rest of the training grounds. The sun was beginning to shimmy down past the hills and the shadows began dancing on the face of the training grounds and of Hoshigakure as a whole.

Takeshi stretched out his body and made sure that his body was prepared to change form once again. Takeshi thought about the steel form and the sand form that he had already been a part of. He felt that the sand form was his favorite as of right now. But Takeshi didn’t think too hard on this subject because he did have two more forms that he needed to try out and see how each of them affected his overall abilities. Takeshi readied his body, but also readied his mind for the process of changing in his body and in his abilities. While the process didn’t hurt, it was still strange to have his body change form and change in speed or strength or whatever else the form change had changed in Takeshi’s body and skills. Takeshi got into his fighting stance and he thought about the wood form. Takeshi ran over to the large pine tree and he was ready to perform the Assimilate all creation technique.

Takeshi formed the correct hand seals for the assimilate all creation technique, once he was finished with the hand seals he leaped over to the tree, trying to make it seem to be as close to a combat scenario as he could. Takeshi placed his hand quickly onto the tree and he immediately felt the difference that the form change already was having on his body. Takeshi felt his chakra potency grow in strength and he felt stronger in his vitality. Takeshi loved this new form, the wood form. Takeshi was sure that this may be his new favorite form, but there was still one more form to try out and see how it made Takeshi feel and how it performed.

Takeshi returned the all human form and he kneeled down onto his knee and he saw a rock on the ground, covered halfway into the dirt. Takeshi grabbed the rock and he set it in his pouch that was on his left thigh. Takeshi performed the correct hand seals for the assimilate all creation technique and held onto the rock that was in his pouch. The rock form changed his body and he felt the difference, this form was alright, but he wasn’t sure if it was his favorite. Takeshi was going to have to call it a night because the night was falling and the temperature was dropping just about as quick as Takeshi’s stamina was. Takeshi decided to call it a night and head back home.

Takeshi walked into the kitchen, set down the bread and meat, and he walked into his pantry and began looking through the pantry and tried to figure out what exactly he was going to make with the ingredients that he had on hand. Takeshi felt that the amount of ingredients that he had in his apartment would be impressive to most people, Takeshi wanted to make sure that he always had enough ingredients to make whatever it was that came to his mind. Takeshi loved to walk through the market, see all of the ingredients and let them inspire him to what he wanted to eat that night. Takeshi felt by doing this, he allowed the ingredients to come into their own recipe.  Takeshi looked through his ingredients and he decided that he was going to keep with his original idea, some ramen.

Takeshi loved ramen, it was so easy to make and it could be decently healthy if you made it from scratch, with Takeshi always put in his, it was always packed with protein. Takeshi loved the soft boiled eggs and steak when they began to meld together in the dark brown ramen broth that he would make from scratch every time. Takeshi didn’t know what life was like for those who could eat whatever they wanted, for Takeshi was always poor. Takeshi didn’t mind being poor, it was just a fact of life. While Takeshi would enjoy the ability to have the money to eat whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. But Takeshi was working himself now and he was being able to actually provide for himself and could keep his house and his bills completely paid. So Takeshi was happy knowing that he was becoming his own man, even out of the darkest of origins, Takeshi was proving that you can still be good.  

Takeshi focused on his cabinets and he began thinking about what he was going to be grabbing for his Ramen, he tried remembering his recipe. Takeshi had been making ramen for a large part of his life, so this was a recipe that he shouldn’t ever actually forget, but recipes was always something that left his mind, no matter how much repetition he had put his mind through.  Once Takeshi had found the recipe in his mind, he began grabbing ingredients out of the pantry and spice cabinets. Takeshi grabbed his butter from the fridge, his vegetable oil from on top of his fridge. He grabbed his ginger and garlic from the bottom drawer of his fridge. Grabbed the soy sauce and mirin from the cabinet. Takeshi then grabbed his homemade chicken stock from the fridge, he had been cooking the stock overnight the night before. Takeshi grabbed his fresh mushrooms and eggs. He grabbed his salt and scallions. Then finally he grabbed some jalapenos and of course, ramen noodles.

Takeshi began the cooking of his proteins first. After preheating his oven, Takeshi unwrapped the skirt steak and laid it out on his cutting board. Takeshi marveled at the beef for just a few seconds, looking at the beautiful and even marbling within the meat. Takeshi grabbed his salt and his pepper, open the lids on their containers, and began to season the meat. Takeshi started with the salt, got a three finger pinch and generously seasoned the meat with salt. Takeshi then massaged the salt into the meat, making sure that the salt coated the beef evenly. Once he had finished with the salt, he set the container containing the salt aside, and he moved over to the other seasoning for the meat, the pepper. Takeshi grabbed the container holding pepper, and just like with the salt, he got a three finger pinch of pepper a few times and generously seasoned the steak with the pepper. Takeshi massaged the meat again, ensuring that the pepper was evenly covering the steak. After this point, Takeshi flipped the steak over and he repeated the process.  Takeshi grabbed his salt and his pepper, open the lids on their containers, and began to season the meat. Takeshi started with the salt, got a three finger pinch and generously seasoned the meat with salt. Takeshi then massaged the salt into the meat, making sure that the salt coated the beef evenly. Once he had finished with the salt, he set the container containing the salt aside, and he moved over to the other seasoning for the meat, the pepper. Takeshi grabbed the container holding pepper, and just like with the salt, he got a three finger pinch of pepper a few times and generously seasoned the steak with the pepper. Just then, Takeshi remembered that he had forgot a very important ingredient, Takeshi had almost forgotten the garlic powder. Takeshi searched through his cabinets and tried finding that all important seasoning. But he couldn’t find it, “There’s no way I have run out.” Takeshi said to himself as he kept looking. Takeshi looked through his cabinet and he had finally found it behind a bunch of other spices. Takeshi had forgotten that he had cleaned out his spice cabinet the other day and didn’t have time to organize his spices as he set them back into the spice cabinet. Takeshi then left his steak on the counter to rest while the butter cooked in his cast iron pan. Takeshi grabbed his cast iron skillet, and set 15 grams of his unsalted butter in the skillet. Takeshi then set the skillet into the pre heated oven, and he waited for the butter to melt. After a few minutes, the butter was melted. Takeshi set the steak into the skillet, but just before he set the steak and skillet into the oven, he listened to steak sizzle and smelled the butter as it cooked the steak. Takeshi grinned and felt so good about what he had just experienced, so he then set the steak containing skillet into the oven.

As the protein was cooking in the oven, Takeshi knew that it was time to make his ramen broth. The ramen broth is most certainly the most important part of the ramen, if you don’t have a good broth, then you don’t have a good bowl of ramen. Takeshi knew this to be true after years of trial and error and eating ramen for so much of his life. Takeshi was able to eat ramen for so much of his life because Ramen is a dish that is very common in the poorer communities due to its reliance on stock, which is mostly just water with leftover chicken carcasses. Takeshi had put a lot of time and effort in his research into the perfect broth so he could create the most wonderful bowl of ramen. Takeshi got a stock pot and put it onto his stove, he crouched down to look at the dials on the stove and turned the heat up to a medium-high heat. Takeshi grabbed his oil and he poured it into the bottom of the pot and allowed the oil to heat up to the point that it freely moved about the bottom of the pan. While the oil is heating up, Takeshi grabbed his garlic and his ginger and minced them both together. Takeshi took a second to smell the wondrous smells that were coming from the cutting board. Takeshi noticed the oil was sufficiently pre-heated and he swirled the pot around just a little bit so the oil would evenly coat the bottom of the pot. Takeshi grabbed his cutting board and his knife. This knife he had was a folded steel chef’s knife, this was something that was given to him out of pity from a chef in one of the restaurants in town. Takeshi had nothing in his kitchen because his mother was a terrible cook, so when his mother was gone, Takeshi needed some utensils. One of the chef’s had seen Takeshi as he was looking through the restaurant’s trash looking for food. The chef gave Takeshi a box. That box contained an entire knife set, and ingredients that he needed to make ramen. Takeshi was extremely grateful to that man for helping him when he desperately needed it. Takeshi used the knife to push the garlic and ginger minced mixture into the pot. Then came Takeshi’s favorite part of preparation, the smells. The smell from the protein in the oven, and the vegetables in the pot, were intoxicating. The entire house began to smell like what Takeshi would only imagine what Heaven would smell like. Takeshi allowed the mix to cook for a few minutes in the bottom of the pot, until they softened. Once this had happened, Takeshi then grabbed his soy sauce and his Mirin, and added them both. He stirred it all together to mix and coat the ginger and garlic with the soy sauce and mirin. He cooked for one more minute, then he moved on to the homemade chicken stock. Takeshi grabbed the homemade chicken stock and poured it into the stock pot that had the mirin, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. The steam rolled up the sides of the pot and Takeshi caught the steam in the pot  by putting the lid of the pot onto the pot. “Don’t want to lose any flavor or moisture” Takeshi reminded himself. Once the broth began to boil, Takeshi grabbed the lid and removed it and he let the stock simmer for five minutes. He then added his dried mushrooms and let it simmer for another ten to eleven minutes. Takeshi then tasted the broth to make sure the taste was right, if not then Takeshi would adjust the flavor with salt and pepper, depending on what it needed. Once the flavor is perfect, he would move the pot’s heat to low-medium so it can continue to meld together and improve as it slowly simmers.

Takeshi loved ramen so much, more than he could ever explain. There were so many reasons as to why he loved it, but one in particular that he couldn’t explain why he loved so much, was the soft boiled eggs. Takeshi felt that this small ingredient added so much to ramen, when cooked correctly, the yolk will actually give the ramen a much needed boost in texture. The yolk can give the broth a silky type feel when eating and heated properly. It also gave the ramen an added umami flavor, especially when cooking with proteins that were lacking in the umami flavors in and of itself, like a shrimp, or many types of seafood, or if not using a protein at all. If one was a vegetarian, than the egg would at least give a decent alternative to the meat that is traditionally used in this dish. Takeshi grabbed a large bowl and filled the bowl halfway to two thirds of the way full with water. Takeshi then grabbed some ice from the freezer and he threw in some of the ice from the freezer into the bowl. This was going to be for the ice bath that the soft boiled eggs were going to need so the eggs would stop cooking the moment you take it out of the pot and set it into the ice bath. This not only helped you stop the eggs from over cooking. It also allowed the whites inside of the egg to contract, pulling away from the shell, making the egg much easier to peel and preventing as much shredding of the egg white, not only making it to where you get to eat more of the egg. But you also get to preserve the look of the egg as it sits in the broth when the final product of the ramen is created and assembled. Takeshi grabbed another pot, smaller than the one that he had his broth simmering  and melding in. Takeshi set the smaller pot next to the stock pot, filled the pot with room temperature water, and turned the heat on high after setting the pot on the stove. Once the water began to boil. Takeshi set 4 eggs into the water. Takeshi wanted to make sure he was ready to remove the eggs, for a soft boiled egg does not take very long to cook. This was the point in the cooking process that Takeshi took to check the protein and to flip it, the only time he would do this in the entire cooking process. Takeshi checked the protein and noticed the wonderful color that was being produced, as well as the aromas that filled the air the moment that he had opened the oven door. Takeshi flipped the protein over and quickly closed the oven door. Takeshi didn’t want too much of the heat to escape the oven. Takeshi then grabbed his eggs from the boiling water, after only a few minutes, and set them in the ice bath to cool until he was ready to add them to the ramen. Takeshi set the bowl full of ice water and eggs aside on the side of the counter, so it would not get in the way of the rest of the cooking process.

Finally Takeshi checked the protein one last time to see how it was cooking in the oven. Takeshi was pleased to see that it had cooked to absolute perfection. It wasn’t burned, it was perfectly cooked and smelled absolutely amazing. Takeshi grabbed the protein out of the oven and set the baking dish onto the stove and he pulled the protein off of the baking dish, he wanted to make sure that it was cooked through, and he also wanted to cut the meat very thin, this way the meat would take in the flavor of the broth much easier and the tenderness of the meat would shine brightest when shaved, this way the meat will be more likely to melt in your mouth and taste fantastic. Takeshi cut only half the steak very thin, Takeshi didn’t want to cut the rest of the meat until he was ready to eat it, this would retain more of the juice that was inside the meat. This way, the juice of the meat would stay in the ramen when you place the meat inside. Making the ramen that much better. While letting the meat rest before cutting, he checked the stock to ensure the taste was still perfect. Takeshi grabbed his tasting spoon that he had grabbed out of the silverware drawer, and dipped the spoon into the broth, stirred it ever so slightly and took out a spoonful of the broth. Takeshi brough the spoonful of broth closer to his face and took a large inhale, analyzing the smell and enjoying the aroma that the broth produced. Takeshie smiled at the experience of the broth in the spoon and tasted it. Takeshi swooned at just how wonderful the flavor was. When the broth is allowed to stew longer, the taste continues to compound into itself. Making the taste better the longer it is allowed to simmer. Takeshi set the tasting spoon back into the drawer, and he was just about to begin his assembling process. Before Takeshi could assemble his ramen bowls, he needed to cut his scallion jalapenos and his soft boiled eggs to prepare them all for ramen bowl assembly. Takeshi grabbed the jalapenos first, Takeshi grabbed his chef’s knife and chopped off the stem of the jalapeno first. Takeshi slid the stem of the jalapenos to the side of the cutting board, and he continued to slice the jalapeno into rounds, this way the integrity of the jalapeno would keep intact when placed into the hot broth of the ramen. Takeshi cut all of the jalapenos this way, and when he was finished, he set all of the jalapeno rounds into their own bowl, so they would be easily reached when assembly began. Takeshi then moved onto the scallions. Scallion were one of Takeshi’s favorite vegetables, they were always so full of flavor and added a freshness to anything anyone cooks. Takeshi grabbed the scallions and chopped off the end from both sides of the scallions tip and base. Then he continued to chop these in a similar fashion to that of the jalapenos. He cut the scallions into perfect rounds, and when he was finished, just like with the jalapenos. He grabbed a bowl to set the scallions in and set them in the bowl. The very last thing was going to be the soft boiled eggs, the eggs were going to be cut inside the ramen. So he peeled all of the eggs and had them in a place that was easily accessible when the ramen was ready for the eggs. Once Takeshi was ready to go, he grabbed a large bowl from the cabinet, he set the bowl down onto the counter, grabbed a ladle and poured the broth into the bowl until the bowl was two third of the way full, set in the ramen noodles, the meat, the scallions, jalapenos, then finally the egg. Takeshi put the bowls together and finally cut the egg in half. Takeshi watched in awe, as he always did, as the yolk began to seep into the ramen. Takeshi let the ramen noodles cook for just a few minutes. Then the moment of truth finally came. Takeshi grabbed some chopsticks from the drawer and he began to chow down.


Takeshi leaned back in his chair as he ate his ramen, impressed at how amazing this simple bowl of soup could taste. Takeshi had made this almost every day, but the sheer amount of flavor that resided within this porcelain container was just astounding. Takeshi loved this dish because you don’t need to have the meat in the dish, which is what makes it expensive. You can always just add a few more eggs to the ramen, and you will get most of the protein that you would miss from the actual meat. Not to mention the eggs do give the ramen a wonderful taste and texture. The color of the dish was something to behold. Takeshi looked into the bowl and he remembered all the times he had eaten this same dish. Being that it was almost every day, Takeshi always noticed that this dish was always great. It was something in Takeshi’s life that would stay constant in a positive manner. Takeshi leaned on the ramen as a crutch through his hard life with his mother. Takeshi  thought about his mother often, even if she was gone. The house felt like she had never left. Takeshi looked at the spot in the living room where he had taken her life, and he softly wept at the memory. But as he was weeping, he took another bite of his ramen. Feeling the noodles being cooked perfectly in the broth, mixing so well with the eggs and meat. He stopped weeping and remembered that while hard times had definitely come over him, he still was strong enough to push through all of it, and make something beautiful out of it all, like a bowl of ramen. Takeshi finished his bowl of ramen, and it was now time for Takeshi’s least favorite part of cooking, the cleaning part. Takeshi put his leftover broth in a large container, by itself and set it in the fridge. Takeshi never like to mix the leftover ingredients of the ramen, because he liked how it all tastes when it first comes together, not when it sits together for a while. Takeshi then grabbed his leftover meat that was not cut, he wrapped in grease paper and set that in the fridge. Then he grabbed the scallions and jalapenos and put those in a container for each and set them in the fridge. Finally the eggs. Takeshi knew that these didn’t reheat very well. So he just ate them! Takeshi loved soft boiled eggs more than anything.  Takeshi then grabbed all of the dishes that he used to eat dinner and all the pots that he used to make dinner, set them in his sink, and he began cleaning all of the dishes. Takeshi had learned long ago that if you don’t let the dishes stack up on you than they are much easier to clean. The only problem with that is when you really don’t want to clean them, you have a tendency to not wanting to clean them right away, so Takeshi would often find himself leaving the pots on the stove or in the sink. When he was finally done with cleaning the whole kitchen after dinner, he shut off the lights and began heading into his room to get ready for bed.

Takeshi walked into his bedroom, and he began his nightly routine after his nightly dinner. Takeshi took off his combat clothes and he put them in their designated spots for when they are dirty. Takeshi then grabbed his weapon pouch off his left thigh and set it on the top of the dresser. He began pulling all of the tools from the pouch and set them nicely on top of the dresser. This allowed Takeshi to look at every single piece of his loadout to see any damage or wear that he could notice and fix or replace. Takeshi found this very important to do every night. Takeshi had hoped that if he took that much extensive care of his equipment, when it came time to be in actual battle, his weapons would hold up and help him carry through any conflict. This is something that he was sure that respectable ninja would do with his own equipment. Takeshi felt good with how great all of his weaponry looked and felt. Takeshi checked his entire arsenal for sharpness and for strength. If Takeshi ever found a blade that was blunt or broken, Takeshi would always make sure to fix the problem and have them fixed or replaced immediately.  Takeshi finished checking through his arsenal, saw that his equipment was in good repair and he continued to his next phase of his bedtime routine. Takeshi grabbed his combat vest and hung it back up in the closet. Takeshi inspected his combat to see if there were any flaws in the vest, just like with his blades, if he ever saw a weakness in his clothes, he now tried to sew them up immediately. He noticed that this increased the life of the clothing, not to mention the functionality. Takeshi finally finished putting all of his clothes away and inspecting them all. Takeshi went into his bathroom and hopped into the shower. Takeshi waited for the water to heat up and steam. Takeshi much preferred hot showers, it helped him with his sore body after a long and hard day of training. Takeshi got into the shower, and he felt the hot water sting his skin and after a few minutes, he could feel his muscles finally relax. Takeshi always had the same routine when he washed his body. He felt that when you have a routine in the shower, your total amount of time in the shower will ultimately decrease and you will be more efficient and don’t waste as much water. Takeshi finished up in the shower, he grabbed his towel and began drying off. Takeshi finished drying off his body and he got on his pajamas. Takeshi wore boxer-briefs and that was it when it was time for him to go to bed. Takeshi then brushed his teeth, he made sure to brush his teeth because he felt that tooth pain was the worst kind of pain. Takeshi finally finished his bedtime routine, Takeshi then crawled into his bed, pulled his covers over his body and curled himself up to generate body heat a little faster. Takeshi’s vision began to blur and he fell asleep.


WC: 9241

+92 AP

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+568 words to Supper added weight jutsu (learned)
Previous progress above

+1875 to Evening elephant
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+1875 to learn all levels of seven heavens breathing technique
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:46 pm
(Yo my man drowning water blob is hozuki exclusive. I will request you replace it. Once done i will approve it. Bump topic when done.)
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Done! Thank you for catching that. I will start double checking that.
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