!!hAxKShXKS9j 11/03/11(Thu)01:54 No.16824625|
Your replacements arrive and you follow your older brother towards the center of the village where a large temple has been built, the Grand Dojo. You lead the messenger through the labyrinthine hallways to the center where the Elders are having a ceremony, which you are immediately sure to not interrupt, remembering the last time, as does your forehead.
You are finally allowed to enter when the Clan Elder, the Primarch, and his Brother of the First Branch, are all seated side-by-side and listen for the Senjuu's message. "Honorable Hyuuga Elders, I come bearing word from General Tobirama Senjuu that a large movement of samurai have been detected nearing your village. As per your desires, we have not dispatched any military, but I am here to give you forewarning on the matter. They number at least a hundred or greater, your Lordships." He says, the Patriarch, your uncle, narrowing his eyes as he nods, "Thank you, messenger, your warning is well received. Tell your master that I am grateful and will remember his gesture." Excusing himself the messenger leaves as the Patriarch speaks, "Kumomaru, you wish to achieve the rank of White Squire, then today is your chance. I wish for you to take a detachment of our clanmates to these samurai and defeat them roundly. You may bring warriors of your choosing." Kumomaru bows and thanks them before excusing himself.
As the two of you leave he grins, excitement showing in his pale violet eyes, "I can't wait, a chance to prove myself." he says, shifting effortlessly into the Hyuuga Battle Stance, his chakra welling up evenly as you were all trained and his blows fast, light, and accurate. He was clearly a far sight above you, at least at your current standing.