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Natsumi Nara
Natsumi Nara
Genin
Genin
Survived 2021
You've completed the Christmas Event of 2021 and qualified for the last reward, by partisan you are awarded this fancy badge!
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Village : Konohagakure
Ryo : 500

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Fri Jun 21, 2024 11:29 pm
This time Natsumi’s laugh came as a result of Saku themself, not their attempt at skipping the stone. There was something uniquely amusing about the mismatch between her diminutive companion‘s flat tone and their words. Admittedly, the contradiction made it difficult to distinguish whether Saku was genuinely excited, but the Nara girl chose to believe their words rather than their tone.

“Nice—it gets more fun the better you get,” she decided not to comment on the stone’s unnatural speed, such things were barely noteworthy in the shinobi world. “Keep practicing, and you’ll get there.”

Returning to her seat by the river, the teen let her feet dip into the water where the weak current pulled away the mud from her previous foray into the creek’s shallows. Despite her shortcomings as a teacher, she could see the appeal in imparting some new bit of knowledge to someone else. Indeed, the sweet swell of pride made her sit a little straighter. Was this what the academy instructors felt when their students succeeded?

“Saku,” her tone shifted, and her gaze drifted to the opposite shore hoping to dispel the impertinence of her words by avoiding her companion's eyes. “If you don’t mind me asking, why do you wear those bandages?”

Allowing the question to hang in the air for a moment, she stole a glance at the shorter figure only to quickly return her attention to the water as if her gaze alone might transform a relatively innocuous inquiry into a slight. Curiosity had, once more, gotten the better of Natsumi, and she silently hoped she had not inadvertently tread into deeper waters than she had initially expected. However, she couldn’t very well be presented with a riddle in bandage form and not pick at it—leaving well enough alone was not in the genin's nature, after all.
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WC: 304
TWC: 2270

Saku
Saku
Genin
Genin
Stat Page : The Child
Mission Record : Mission Log
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Clan Specialty : Taijutsu
Village : Konohagakure
Ryo : 42970

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Sat Jun 22, 2024 9:33 pm
Skip, skip, splash.

Another attempt, more success. It seemed The Child would master this important skill soon with enough practice. Now the question was if they would spend the rest of the day doing just this one activity. There was a chance, though even The Child may grow bored of such monotony eventually. Fortunately, a question broke through the silence shortly after their third attempt.

The Child looked down at their attire. They had never been questioned on it before, despite it's admitted strangeness.

The silence that followed was long, just enough so that it teetered on becoming uncomfortable, before they finally replied. "I woke up like this." They stated matter-of-factly. Their mind briefly wandered, going back to the first day they could remember. They had woken up in a strange place they didn't recognise, with no real memory of who or what they were. It felt like a distance memory now, with how much had changed, even though it hadn't been that long at all.

Why did they continue to wear this attire though? Honestly, The Child hadn't put much thought into it. On the list of things they needed to figure out, their fashion choices had never really registered as important at all. In the future maybe, once they had figured out a few more things about themself.

Though now that the conversation had turned to it, the concept of clothing choices seemed like one they could probably know a bit more about. So they decided to return the question in kind, figuring that this person would likely have an answer.

"Why do you wear what you do?" The Child queried.

[2398]
Natsumi Nara
Natsumi Nara
Genin
Genin
Survived 2021
You've completed the Christmas Event of 2021 and qualified for the last reward, by partisan you are awarded this fancy badge!
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Village : Konohagakure
Ryo : 500

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Sun Jun 23, 2024 12:52 pm
One, two, three, four, five…

Natsumi counted each heartbeat to distract from the increasingly long silence that followed her question. The one backward glance she’d thrown Saku’s way revealed next to nothing. The shorter figure was hard to read owing to their neutral stance and, ironically enough, the bandages wrapping their face. Perhaps, the Nara girl rationalized, it would have been easier to not ask in the first place.

Alas, she could only wait and hope she hadn't insulted her companion.

When the answer finally came, however, Natsumi found herself more confused than relieved. How did one simply wake up wearing such strange attire and not question it? In the shinobi world, standing out did not typically pay dividends, and Saku’s short stature could only do so much for warding off attention, unwanted or otherwise. When going unseen and unnoticed were in the job description, all white coupled with memorable bandages did not exactly fit the bill. Then again neither did black and yellow, so who was Natsumi to judge?

“Hmm, I guess because I like how the colors look together,” she flourished her sweatshirt so that the contrast between black and yellow was more apparent. “Though it didn’t hurt that they were on sale either. Do you ever do much shopping?”

The Nara teen’s newest question was likely rhetorical given Saku's appearance. However, Natsumi had a certain weakness for shopping, especially for clothes. If she could further steer the conversation in that direction, then all the better. More than a few shops came to mind for Saku’s particular…style—Konoha had quite the market for eccentrics. One of the benefits of living in a major village was the wealth of culture and fashion that flowed in and out of the market stalls on a daily basis such that even one clad in all-white might find a specialty merchant to support their questionable fashion sense.

Whatever nervousness existed before had long since evaporated, and Natsumi began picking at the contents of her bento box once more. Despite his peculiarities, Saku made for easy conversation—something hard to come by in a village of self-serious shinobi and kunoichi.
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WC: 354
TWC: 2624

Saku
Saku
Genin
Genin
Stat Page : The Child
Mission Record : Mission Log
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Clan Specialty : Taijutsu
Village : Konohagakure
Ryo : 42970

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Tue Jun 25, 2024 3:32 pm
The answer wasn't all that surprising. It would have been strange to wear colours one didn't like. The Child had taken a seat at the bank of the creek at some point. They found their gaze drifting to the water. For some reason watching the running water was a soothing experience. It helped The Child's mind focus on something else.  The creek's gentle babble provided a welcome contrast to the usual whirlwind-like days. The rhythmic sound of the flowing water seemed to wash away the residual stress, allowing The Child to momentarily escape.

Seated on the bank, The Child let their thoughts drift. It was a common experience for The Child, a restless individual, that their mind wandered often. Often questions filled their thoughts, why did this happen? What did this do? A constant sense of curiosity and wonder that they were cursed with.

They barely registered the follow-up question were they so lost in thought. Their response was slow, with them blinking as if they had just awoken from a nap before speaking. "Only equipment." The Child responded, "And ice-cream."

Now as far as The Child was concerned, both equipment for missions and ice-cream were basically the same thing. They were both vital to their survival in this world. Without ice-cream how could The Child possibly live?

[2616]
Natsumi Nara
Natsumi Nara
Genin
Genin
Survived 2021
You've completed the Christmas Event of 2021 and qualified for the last reward, by partisan you are awarded this fancy badge!
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Village : Konohagakure
Ryo : 500

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Sat Jun 29, 2024 5:01 pm
Finishing the last of her lunch, Nastumi placed the bento to the side. Despite the unexpected company, it was still nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. And, the more she considered it, Saku’s presence added to the novelty of nature all around her—the diminutive figure was far from normal and a pleasant change of pace, even if they weren’t exactly the best conversationalist.

“Only equipment and ice cream?” Natsumi’s gaze flicked back to Saku; it was a strange combination and would explain their waif-like stature. “Two important things, I suppose.”

This time silence had little time to creep in as Natsumi continued.

“Have you ever been to Granny Tsao’s?” She gestured vaguely back toward the more developed part of Konohagakure. “It’s on the far side of the village, just past the Uchiha District.  It’s a smaller shop specializing in sweets but also has some of the best matcha ice cream in the village. If you’re out that way you should give it a shot, it’s worth the walk.”

She shrugged as if to discount the weight of her own perspective.

“In my opinion, anyway.”

It was in simple moments like this that Natsumi reflected on her life. Perhaps in a different life, she could have worked at Granny Tsao’s and lived out her life as a citizen, safe behind the walls of Konoha. Instead, as a kunoichi, she was one of the people securing the walls against whatever the world might try to dash against them.  Though, in the back of her mind, the genin hoped she would never have to face such evils—far better to while away her days by the creek.
- - -
WC: 279
TWC: 2903

Saku
Saku
Genin
Genin
Stat Page : The Child
Mission Record : Mission Log
Remove Taijutsu Bukijutsu Remove Jikūjutsu Default
Remove Remove Remove Lightning Remove Default
Clan Specialty : Taijutsu
Village : Konohagakure
Ryo : 42970

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Tue Jul 02, 2024 10:40 am
A question unanswered, left drifting in the air like the gentle breeze.

When The Child had left was uncertain, but at some point a nagging in the back of their mind had called out to them. There was something else they had to do it seemed, another task on the endless list that called out to them.

Perhaps the pair would meet again in another time and place, but for today the meeting had come to a close and the soundtrack of nature once more took hold.

[Exit]

[2703]

54 AP
2260+490=2750/2750 Perfect Body
2213/2750 Tank
Joro
Joro
Genin
Genin
Stat Page : Joro Shokku
Mission Record : Joro Shokku Mission Logs
Iryōjutsu Remove Remove Ninjutsu Remove Jikūjutsu Default
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Clan Specialty : Ninjutsu
Village : Hoshigakure
Ryo : 2500

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Tue Jul 02, 2024 10:49 am
Saku wrote:A question unanswered, left drifting in the air like the gentle breeze.

When The Child had left was uncertain, but at some point a nagging in the back of their mind had called out to them. There was something else they had to do it seemed, another task on the endless list that called out to them.

Perhaps the pair would meet again in another time and place, but for today the meeting had come to a close and the soundtrack of nature once more took hold.

[Exit]

[2703]

54 AP
2260+490=2750/2750 Perfect Body
2213/2750 Tank
Approved!
Natsumi Nara
Natsumi Nara
Genin
Genin
Survived 2021
You've completed the Christmas Event of 2021 and qualified for the last reward, by partisan you are awarded this fancy badge!
Stat Page : Link

Remove Ninjutsu Remove Remove Default
Remove Earth Remove Remove Remove Default
Village : Konohagakure
Ryo : 500

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Wed Jul 03, 2024 1:55 am
The sound of a mother duck chastising the parade of ducklings in her wake drew Natsumi’s gaze back to the far side of the creek. When her attention returned to where her diminutive companion once sat, however, she found herself alone once more. Saku left as they arrived: unnoticed and unannounced—they certainly were a strange one.

The Nara girl spent the remainder of the day by the creek until the shadows grew long and the sun hung low. Then, at last, she returned to the village proper where merchants had long since been replaced by early evening revelers shuffling from bar to bar. Tomorrow meant another day of work, but because of her time spent away from the world even that would be bearable.

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Exit + Thread Closed

WC: 124
TWC: 3027


Thread Claims:
+30 Vigor
250/250 to learn Genjutsu Release
250/250 to master Genjutsu Release
2500/2500 to learn Shadow Imitation at A-rank
27/250 towards learning Mind Read

Math: 250 + 250 + 2500 + 27 = 3027

Joro
Joro
Genin
Genin
Stat Page : Joro Shokku
Mission Record : Joro Shokku Mission Logs
Iryōjutsu Remove Remove Ninjutsu Remove Jikūjutsu Default
Remove Earth Water Remove Remove Default
Clan Specialty : Ninjutsu
Village : Hoshigakure
Ryo : 2500

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Wed Jul 03, 2024 2:57 pm
Natsumi Nara wrote:
The sound of a mother duck chastising the parade of ducklings in her wake drew Natsumi’s gaze back to the far side of the creek. When her attention returned to where her diminutive companion once sat, however, she found herself alone once more. Saku left as they arrived: unnoticed and unannounced—they certainly were a strange one.

The Nara girl spent the remainder of the day by the creek until the shadows grew long and the sun hung low. Then, at last, she returned to the village proper where merchants had long since been replaced by early evening revelers shuffling from bar to bar. Tomorrow meant another day of work, but because of her time spent away from the world even that would be bearable.

- - -
Exit + Thread Closed

WC: 124
TWC: 3027


Thread Claims:
+30 Vigor
250/250 to learn Genjutsu Release
250/250 to master Genjutsu Release
2500/2500 to learn Shadow Imitation at A-rank
27/250 towards learning Mind Read

Math: 250 + 250 + 2500 + 27 = 3027

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