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The sound of a pin could be heard dropping, eventually Hideaki breaks the silence in Team 9. “That’s barely anything!” Jun’s face goes from a simple neutral expression to one of mischief as he holds out the three stacks of ryo for each of you. The amount is definitely small, but it’s no less than you were expecting. At least it’s “free” income that you don’t have to fritter away pooling with your parents for dinner and lunch that day. Still, you are a bit upset considering that you ended up fighting other shinobi, that’s normally at least justification for a B rank you’d think, but you can’t be too mad. The two frogs you caught, Buzz and Teal, as well as Stripey are probably gnawing away happily at the flies you trapped and the jerky you put into their boxes. That and your various materials gathered from the travel, and all those foreign coins, you’ve definitely made up the trouble.

Jun laughs. “Well let’s see, I paid for all of your rations, made arrangements at the hotel that night, and carried out the actual exchange. Be glad that you’re getting this much after splitting with Team 6.” You don’t complain and just grab the money. It should be at least enough to make some upgrades for Oreo, and you feel like that might be good given how useful he’s been in combat so far. “If you’re going to be picky, I can stop training you.” This causes your companions to grab their shares too. What do they have to be upset about? They’re from clans, money to spare. “Good, you all may have a week off to recuperate from your various injuries.” The place where Riko’s clone slammed into you still aches, but you know he’s more worried about Hideaki. When you gave him the Crusher Rat blood, you hadn’t expected the effects on a Hyuga and the amount of strain your healing placed on his body means he’s much easier to wind and extremely lethargic whenever he isn’t actively doing something. Bed-rest will fix it, but having gained a bit more of an understanding of Jun, you know he’s worried for the boy.

“Yay. I’m going to sleep for it. If you need me, just ask my family.” Katsu begins to walk off before Hideaki stops him. His voice sounded much closer to how it did when he was moping last, so you would have stopped him if Hideaki didn’t.

He’s blunt in the way he speaks. “That’s not what you tol-”

Katsu rushes over and quickly covers the Hyuga’s mouth, the talk you had with the Uchiha clearly fresh in his mind as Hideaki almost spills the beans. The panic in his eyes makes you less worried, means he isn’t actually moping and really was just thinking. You speak up. “I have a bunch of stuff to work with, so just stop by my house if you want to talk, or ask my parents if I’m not there.” Starting to walk off, a smile crosses your face as you listen to the conversation behind you.
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“Katsurou get off him.” “Okay.” “But you said you were going to as-” “I said get off him.” “He wasn’t being quiet.” “Get off him or I’ll finish the sentence! You’re about as hard to read as a children’s book!” “Fine!” “...” “See, he can keep his mouth shut.” “...K-I-SS-I-” “Shut up!”

>Go home and get dressed to take those headbands to the Hokage’s office, you should be dressed nicely for that
>See about exchanging those coins
>Pick up some materials to make parts for Oreo and go home to work
>Begrudgingly go to Yamanaka Flowers, they know about old poisons and that vial you picked up is eating at you
>Go to the library to read up on all the materials you gathered on this trip
>Go to the library to see if some research can provide ways to refine some of your techniques

>Character Sheet: https://pastebin.com/7QuPTumY
>Twitter: @xLostCowboyx
>Discord: https://discord.gg/UEjTNxx
>Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Support%20Shinobi%20Quest
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>>2099665
>Go home and get dressed to take those headbands to the Hokage’s office, you should be dressed nicely for that
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>>2099665
>>Go home and get dressed to take those headbands to the Hokage’s office, you should be dressed nicely for that

So is hokage Sarutobi or Tobirama atm?
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>>2099665
>“Katsurou get off him.” “Okay.” “But you said you were going to as-” “I said get off him.” “He wasn’t being quiet.” “Get off him or I’ll finish the sentence! You’re about as hard to read as a children’s book!” “Fine!” “...” “See, he can keep his mouth shut.” “...K-I-SS-I-” “Shut up!”
The kids...

>Go home and get dressed to take those headbands to the Hokage’s office, you should be dressed nicely for that
Voting for that nice Elegant outfit we wore to the Hyouuga compound.
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>>2099665
>>Go home and get dressed to take those headbands to the Hokage’s office, you should be dressed nicely for that

>>2099671
Tobirama's death was at the end of NW1, we're in between 2 and 3 right now
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>>2099684
So definitely Sarutobi then. Alright.
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>>2099665
>>Go home and get dressed to take those headbands to the Hokage’s office, you should be dressed nicely for that
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>>2099665
>>Go home and get dressed to take those headbands to the Hokage’s office, you should be dressed nicely for that
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>>2099670
>>2099671
>>2099679
>>2099684
>>2099691
>>2099716
Well shit I wonder what won.
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Making the trek home from the village gate is simple and rewarding. The journey has left you with a greater appreciation for simply walking, and being at a meandering pace helps you to notice the village more while you pet Oreo. The smells are more intense, crisp, the warm scent of flowers blowing from pots along the street mixing with the greasy scent of a restaurant and making the whole street give the odor of a well-made perfume. People go about their days, most of them seem to be shopping or otherwise making trips into stores, the summer day driving many kind shopkeepers to put out containers of water and a small child, probably one of their kids, sells lemonade from a large jug. The scroll in your pocket is heavy, putting a more nostalgic tone to the happy day.

People died for days like this, you have thirty of their names in that scroll on headbands, people who died fighting to make sure that the village could survive. It’s not like you knew them, but you imagine that seeing this would make them happy, and so you resolve to put them to rest like Jun told you to. If you’re going to the leadership of the village directly, you should probably get out of your combat gear and into something less dirty. And you kind of miss home a lot, your parents are probably worried sick. Seeing how many shinobi, all more experienced than you you’d guess, died in that marsh makes you think that they might not be wrong to be worried. So you start home faster.

The wooden sign with your family name on it creaks under a gust of wind as you reach it, your pack heavy on your back and Oreo hissing happily at your urging. You get to tell them you caught some pets now, the three critters in the pack probably done with their meal by now. When you enter the house and take off your shoes, the heat from the kitchen hits you and makes you decide to remove your jacket. Mom’s face peeks around the corner and she smiles. “Yoko! How are you?” So much to go over!

“Good! A little sore, but good. I brought home some exotic pets!” Your answer causes Mom to open her eyes a little bit more, keeping the smile, but making her look a little sinister. “It’s just two frogs and a snake! They’re for materials, and the snake’s only a baby…”

She shakes her head, then goes back around the corner as you start unpacking. “Okay, but you have to feed them. And if I find a snake in my bed it’s your fault.” You pull out Stripey’s box.

>Surprise Mom with Stripey, he’s cute, she’ll like him
>Ask Mom if she wants to see Stripey
>Just put the snake box in the workshop
>[Write-in]
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>>2099875
>>Surprise Mom with Stripey, he’s cute, she’ll like him
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>>2099875
>Surprise Mom with Stripey, he’s cute, she’ll like him
Innocently terrorize mom with all our new pets.
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>>2099875
>>Surprise Mom with Stripey, he’s cute, she’ll like him
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>>2099875
>>Ask Mom if she wants to see Stripey
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>>2099875
>Ask Mom if she wants to see Stripey
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>>2099875
>Ask Mom if she wants to see Stripey
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

>>2099896
>>2099900
>>2099914
>>2099926
>>2099933
>>2099944
Flipping a coin
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>>2099875
>Ask Mom if she wants to see Stripey
We're not rude, mum will see the snake when and if she decides too. We're a grown up after all, srius bsness
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Walking over to the kitchen, you see a plate of cookies on the counter and put one in your mouth. They aren’t warm anymore, but they have more sugar in them than last time and you make a small noise as you eat. Setting down the box, you open it up with the intention of showing Mom Stripey, then quickly take another cookie before you talk. The snake has his head poking out of the box and happily hisses in a departure from the mesmerizing one. Mom whirls around from where she was making a pie dough and screams, jumping away comically from the tiny snake. What? She’s not normally afraid of Oreo, why is she afraid of Stripey? You keep the cookie in your mouth as you tap two fingers on Stripey’s head affectionately.


“That’s really dangerous! Don’t just touch it!” Mom seems very worried and scared, so you obviously just need to show her that the baby is nice. You hiss a little at the snake and he coils around your glove, then you hold him up.

“Nuh uh, he’s a little cutie that likes mice and jerky. His fangs aren’t even long enough to get through the glove. But he’s just so sweet he never bit me.” You talk as Stripey slithers around your glove, he’s not a constrictor so that’s fine. Mom makes an exasperated sigh.

As you eat your cookie, Mom continues trying to finish up her dough. “Okay, but you have to be careful.” She seems to be moving a lot faster than normal, so you leave her to your task as you put away your stuff and put your pets in small enclosures made from scrap wood. That was quick so you consider getting changed after that.

Walking into your room, you ponder what would be proper to wear to the office.

>A skirt and blouse, professional enough and pretty comfortable all things considered. Pretty Cute too.
>A green shirt and pants, closest to a real ninja outfit you have that isn’t dirty. Covert couture.
>Some workout clothes you never get around to working with, maybe get a good run. It might be a bit Intimidating with the snake-head design on the shirt though.
>The dress you wore to see Hideaki, it was Elegantly simple.
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>>2100195
Why do I keep dropping? That's rhetorical, don't answer.
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>>2100195
>A green shirt and pants, closest to a real ninja outfit you have that isn’t dirty. Covert couture.
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>>2100195
>>A green shirt and pants, closest to a real ninja outfit you have that isn’t dirty. Covert couture.
I'd say we're still on the job, lets keep it simple
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>A skirt and blouse, professional enough and pretty comfortable all things considered. Pretty Cute too.
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>>2100195
>A green shirt and pants, closest to a real ninja outfit you have that isn’t dirty. Covert couture.
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>>2100195
>A green shirt and pants, closest to a real ninja outfit you have that isn’t dirty. Covert couture.
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>>2100195
>>A green shirt and pants, closest to a real ninja outfit you have that isn’t dirty. Covert couture.
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>>2100207
>>2100208
>>2100211
>>2100215
>>2100217
>>2100219
Covert it is. Roll me a d100
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>2100254
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>2100254
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Rolled 81 (1d100)

>>2100254
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Rolled 82 (1d100)

>>2100254
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>2100254
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>2100254
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>>2100255
>>2100280
>>2100283
That's a lot of 88's
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>2100254
Fuck yes, more Support Shinobi Quest.
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>>2100288
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>>2100195
>>A skirt and blouse, professional enough and pretty comfortable all things
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>>2100288
The dice are feeling a little /pol/ right now, it seems.
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>>2100336
Knowing our luck we'll soon be getting a lot of 14's as well.
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>>2100345
...I rolled a 14...
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>>2100352
Sssssssh, its ok. We fixed it
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I hereby declare that the number 88 is forever associated with Cairn's quests. Hear hear.
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Getting out of your “work clothes” you get into something not too different and put on some green cargo pants with a matching shirt, it’s close enough to being uniform that you decide to put on the armband and pull on Oreo over the shirt. Checking in the mirror, you tie off a belt and remove your glove that survived, making a mental note to replace the other. You twirl to get a good look at yourself and put on a pair of boots that match the whole forest-green ensemble, the outfits seems good to go and the earth tones of it work well to make your light blonde hair seem more sandy in comparison. It’s understated but you think it looks really good on you. Picking up the scroll with the headbands in it, you put it in your belt.

Waving to Mom before you leave, you see her putting a pie into the oven as you exit the warm house. The outfit proves a great choice as you walk into the sunlight, every inch breathing so you don’t feel all sweaty. Jogging at a decent clip towards the Hokage’s residence, passing by the Academy and mentally taunting the old building. Your hatred for that place is completely justified, whole place was only really good for the library. The faces of the First, Second, and Third Hokage watch down on the village and the large building that one of those faces calls his home stands in front of you. Knocking on the door, you let out a sigh to calm yourself.

The Third Hokage is a nice man, he’s been at the Academy many times before while you were there, even talked to you once before you were really old enough to figure out how much of an honor that was. Now you have to talk to someone representing him at least, if he doesn’t answer it himself that is. Your answer comes soon when a man in a traditional shinobi outfit with no headband displayed opens the door.

“Hello, how can I help you?” His voice is very emphasized, like he’s trying really hard to sound nice.

”I recovered some headbands from the war on a mission.” You hold up the scroll and his tone goes away.

He opens the door further. “I’m Yujiro, come in.” You do as he says and are struck by the amount of fancy artifacts, armors, weapons, paintings, and all sorts of things are around the building. It makes sense, being where the Hokage lives and works, but you’re still hit by the amount. “Follow me.”

>”So...are all these things like relics of the village?”
>”I’m Yoko Yamisaki, Genin.”
>”Jun-sensei sent me here to return these, do you know him?”
>Don’t try to make conversation
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>>2100502
>Don’t try to make conversation
We are a strict professional.
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>>2100502
>>”So...are all these things like relics of the village?”
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>>2100502
>”I’m Yoko Yamisaki, Genin.”
>”So...are all these things like relics of the village?”
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>>2100502
>”I’m Yoko Yamisaki, Genin.”
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>>2100527
Supportan
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>>2100502
>”I’m Yoko Yamisaki, Genin.”
>”So...are all these things like relics of the village?”
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>>2100512
>>2100522
>>2100527
>>2100529
>>2100540
>>2100559
Oh, hey, introductions. 1d100 to see if you can drag more out of Yujiro
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>>2100559
Supporting
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Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>2100572
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

>>2100572
have a nat 1
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Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>2100572

Rolling
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Rolled 60 (1d100)

>>2100572
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Rolled 55 (1d100)

>>2100572
Rolling for spaghetti
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>>2100577
>>2100584
>>2100585
>>2100586
>>2100591
Unfortunate.
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>>2100598

Is he a talker?
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>>2100598
>DC 90+ for idle chitchat
Damn son. Reminds me of a certain ANBU we encountered.
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>>2100621

I disagree. I think the ANBU was Jun.
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The silence as you walk is kind of annoying with how nervous you are. So you try to fix it. “I’m Yoko Yamisaki, Genin.” The introduction should at least do something.

Instead, you get a grunt in return to acknowledge you said something. “I was aware.” Shocked by the answer, you scramble to ask another.

“What?”

“You are rather distinctive. And your teacher just left after giving a report.” He continues leading you after the explanation. The silence encroaches as you ascend stairs.

“Are all these things relics of the village?” There has to be something he’ll start talking about.

“Mostly.” Yojiro stops in front of some double doors and opens one. “Go on in.” The Hokage’s office is mostly empty except for papers and books and scrolls of all kinds, a few chairs are about and leery at the surprisingly well-lit room with a view, you walk in with not as much confidence as you would have liked. Then you freeze.

Two men are standing and waiting as Yojiro enters the room as well. One you easily recognize as Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Third Hokage, due to the fact you just saw his face on a mountain. The other is recognizable because it would be absolutely impossible to forget him. Orochimaru is standing rather impatiently as the Hokage makes his greeting. “Your teacher told me to expect you, Yoko! It has been so long since I saw you, not since I think the last round of testing. But that’s in a crowd, I don’t really count it.” His friendly demeanor is almost more frightening than his authority, he’s talking to you like an uncle or something and you don’t really think that’s helping your nerves.

Momentarily shutting down at what to say, you make up for it by saluting and standing straight. “Yes sir.” Why were you here again? Oh yeah, the headbands, you pull out the scroll but draw a blank on what to say. Two of the people here you know were a part of the war, how will they react if you disrespect them on accident? Freezing again, silence crushes you from all sides.

“Your actions on your last mission were actually a talking point, apparently you were “the only one on the whole damn squad who could bandage a papercut”. Pretty high praise given the person who said it.” The Hokage smiles and you feel a little better that he’s picked up on your discomfort and is now going back to a topic you’re comfortable with.

Orochimaru cuts in. “He also mentioned that you developed a new medical technique on the mission to bring an injured teammate back to camp” You turn pale that Jun brought that up, but he obviously withheld how Hideaki got that way.

>”I recovered some headbands on the mission from Amegakure.” (Hard)
>”Thank you sir, I am glad he said such kind things.”(Medium)
>”It’s more of a puppetry technique with medical purposes.” (Medium)
>Panic some more (Easy)
>[Write-in]
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>>2100772
>>”It’s more of a puppetry technique with medical purposes.” (Medium)
Talking shop, familiar territory
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>>2100772
>”It’s more of a puppetry technique with medical purposes.” (Medium)
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>>2100784
Supporting. We can ease into the heavy stuff
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>>2100772
>”Thank you sir, I am glad he said such kind things.”(Medium)
>”It’s more of a puppetry technique with medical purposes.” (Medium)
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>>2100772
>”It’s more of a puppetry technique with medical purposes.” (Medium)
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>>2100772
>”It’s more of a puppetry technique with medical purposes.” (Medium)
Just, breathe Yoko.
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>>2100772
>>”Thank you sir, I am glad he said such kind things.”(Medium)
>>”It’s more of a puppetry technique with medical purposes.” (Medium)
Whoa jeez, okay we need time to recover
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>>2100772
>>”Thank you sir, I am glad he said such kind things.”(Medium)
Lets not spill our ramen yet.
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>>2100772
>”Thank you sir, I am glad he said such kind things.”(Medium)
BUT
>>”It’s more of a puppetry technique with medical purposes.” (Medium)
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>>2100868
>>2100823
>>2100820
>>2100812
>>2100807
>>2100803
>>2100799
>>2100784
2d100
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>>2100772
>>”It’s more of a puppetry technique with medical purposes.” (Medium)
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Rolled 31, 26 = 57 (2d100)

>>2100877
have this spaghetti
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Rolled 27, 97 = 124 (2d100)

>>2100877
Time to impress senpai!
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Rolled 6, 65 = 71 (2d100)

>>2100877
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Rolled 43, 49 = 92 (2d100)

>>2100877
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Rolled 53, 1 = 54 (2d100)

>>2100877
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Rolled 80, 50 = 130 (2d100)

>>2100877
pls notice me oro-senpai.
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>>2100895
Just came by to laugh.
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>>2100895
Ramen everywhere.
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>>2100895
why why why why, spaghetti mountain ahoy
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>>2100895
What have I done?
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Rolled 9, 29 = 38 (2d100)

>>2100877
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>>2100895
>>2100894
>>2100891
>>2100887
>>2100886
Be thankful I'm breaking rules a bit just this once because Six bribed me. Yokoluck strikes again. Pair is now 1, 97.
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>>2101171
Ya'll fuckers better thank Six
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>>2101171
QUICK, MORE BRIBES
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“Th-thank you sir, it’s odd he had such kind things to say. I did test multiple lethal compounds on one of the graverobbers and he told me he was gassed in the war so in retrospect it’s odd that he’d be so accepting of me using chemical weapons, but he seemed pretty gung-ho really. But he was a bit distracted, he was sparring with Riko-sensei in the woods while our team was handling that, they must have been intense because they looked all messed up.” You start going over the small details in the mission in a sort of embarrassed haze because it’s all that comes to mind. “He let me take excursions a lot though so it was nice, I have a wealth of materials like brain fungus, contact poison, and some that completely melts muscle tissue! That’s a good one. Also I’m pretty sure I poached in Amegakure, but what’re the laws on that?”

The Third puts up his hand to stop you, but you just continue going on, addressing the Sannin’s comment.

“Oh, right, you brought up my new jutsu. That’s a bit simple, it’s really a Puppet Ninjutsu with medical applications, I just puppet an ally’s body to help them out. But I’ve been working on one using a hiss from a snake in Kusagakure as an inspiration, a sound that affects the mind without being a medium for a Genjutsu, it was very effective on Genjutsu specialists like Riko-sensei even in an unrefined form but I kept putting myself in trances. It goes a little something like thi-” Yojiro puts a hand over your mouth to stop you from making the noise.

Orochimaru looks as stunned as the Third Hokage. “Wait, wouldn’t that be a Ninjutsu, not a Genjutsu?” Yojiro moves his hand and you respond enthusiastically, rather fill the air with words than have silence.

“I guess that would explain why she wasn’t able to break it and it only stopped when I fell unconscious.” You’re stopped again while Orochimaru responds more.

He’s smiling, it’s not the one he had when you talked to him on the rooftop but a more innocent smile. “That’s very impressive to be able to make a technique out of something so quickly.”

Yojiro removes your hand as you feel calmer, this is stuff you can talk about. “Not really, I figured out chakra threads when I was only like six from just a lecture on them. I can probably have a functioning jutsu in a week, right now I’m just mimicking a sound.”

He raises an eyebrow. “You aren’t using chakra to reproduce the sound?”

“Nah, I’ve always been good at making sounds like that, all in the tongue. I can lick my elbow.” Why’d you throw in that part? It doesn’t matter, now you’re a bit calmer. The Third is still looking at you with an odd expression.
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“I’m amazed, Yoko. None of your previous instructors brought this to the forefront in their notes.”

You get a confused and embarrassed look again. “That I can lick my elbow?”

He laughs genuinely, and the Third Hokage joins in a bit less enthusiastically. Oh. He meant the skills.

>You’re calmed down, talk about why you’re really here
>This is your chance, seize it to talk to Orochimaru about training you
>Tell the Hokage about your account of the mission to clear up any misunderstandings and elaborate on your excursions. Better to have a full report.
>[Write-in]
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>>2101325
>Tell the Hokage about your account of the mission to clear up any misunderstandings and elaborate on your excursions. Better to have a full report.

And then

>You’re calmed down, talk about why you’re really here
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>>2101325
>>This is your chance, seize it to talk to Orochimaru about training you
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>>2101325
>You’re calmed down, talk about why you’re really here
Getting to the point about the headbands will be better damage control than any amount of correction would be. And this really isn't the time to talk to pedosnek.
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>>2101325
>You’re calmed down, talk about why you’re really here
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>>2101325
>You’re calmed down, talk about why you’re really here
Best to talk to Orochimaru outside--I'm sure he'll approach us to hear the hiss if nothing else. That, and we don't want to accidentally contradict anything Jun already said in his official report if we haven't already
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>>2101325
>To be fair the Current curriculum doesn't lend itself well to someone like me.
>>You’re calmed down, talk about why you’re really here
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>>2101325
>>You’re calmed down, talk about why you’re really here
So tempted to ask about training, but he's given us the book already that we've barely read.
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>>2101325
>You’re calmed down, talk about why you’re really here
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>>2101325
>>You’re calmed down, talk about why you’re really here
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>>2101314
>>You’re calmed down, talk about why you’re really here
Jesus Christ this is so spazztastic. I have no regrets about that nat 1
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>>2101325
>>Tell the Hokage about your account of the mission to clear up any misunderstandings and elaborate on your excursions. Better to have a full report.
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>>2101325
>>2101390
Linked to the wrong post, oops
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You take a few breaths as the Third Hokage whispers with Yojiro about something but you’re way too focused to care. “Anyways, I came here to bring back thirty Leaf headbands from the Second War I recovered from the inside of an eel in Amegakure. I believe it gorged on the fallen in the swamp.” Pulling the scroll, you open it and take out the headbands. “However, these were perfectly preserved. I washed them before having them sealed, it was raining.”

The Hokage starts looking over each one pensively. The atmosphere of the room became more like a cemetery despite the sun outside the window. “These are very good, Yoko, it’s very good that you returned them. I will make sure they’re returned to the families.”

Orochimaru walks over to look himself, and his slight smile becomes a frown quickly as he reads the names. He whispers to the Hokage. “I’d like the list as well.” You can hear a lot, but that’s a bit touching to hear and very sad. Did he recognize one of the names? It looks like the Hokage recognizes them all if you had to guess. The Sannin walks over to you, much taller than you and making you more than a little nervous. “I’ll see to the reward, I’d like to discuss some things anyway.” He’s obviously addressing the other people in the room.

Yojiro is the one who responds. “Orochimaru.” He doesn’t say anything, but Orochimaru nods in acknowledgment.

“Please do, Orochimaru. There are a lot of papers to be filled out now.” The Hokage seems very disheartened, but you guess it must be having all this tragedy thrown back into his face. You’re guided out of the room and Orochimaru looks at you.

“I’ve kept track of the notes you’ve been adding to the book, getting actual testing data on an Uchiha with a fully-sketched analysis of the chakra pathways nonetheless, that was impressive. Finding ways to refine recipes, that was impressive-”

You cut him off, something popping into your head. “I got information on how certain substances affect Hyuga on the mission as well, I just haven’t had time to write in the book.”

He just stares at you, then shakes his head. “And somehow you had to finish out the Academy at 12, pitiable.” Orochimaru looks like he’s thinking intensely. “Finish reading the notes I presented you and put a dot at the end when you’re done.”

You’re still unsure about what’s going on. “Why?”

“Because it’s easier to just give you notes to work on than take time myself to ensure that this potential isn’t wasted.” He pulls a small envelope out of his pocket and puts it forward. “I look forward to seeing you in the Chunin Exams in a few years. Jun always was such a child about that.”

>”I was going to try for the one this year.”
>”R-really?”
>”Actually, I’ve done research on the rank of Tokubetsu Jonin and I think that may be a more suited goal given my weaknesses. Exceptions have been made in the past.”
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>>2101546
>”R-really?”
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>>2101546
>>”Actually, I’ve done research on the rank of Tokubetsu Jonin and I think that may be a more suited goal given my weaknesses. Exceptions have been made in the past.
We've got to show orochi we know our strengths and weaknesses. He'll appreciate that we don't want the path of an orthodox ninja
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>>2101568

But we can be so much more, though.
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>>2101546
>”Actually, I’ve done research on the rank of Tokubetsu Jonin and I think that may be a more suited goal given my weaknesses. Exceptions have been made in the past.” If we can do field work and go on missions still then I choose this one. And I wouldn't mind waiting to take the chunin exams. It will give us some time to grow.
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>>2101546
>That's the issue with a curriculum like the leaf's. It's all purpose, meaning to pass it you need to be good at a little but of everything and those that specialize in the niches like I do end up left behind.
>You could change that either by speaking to the hokage or teaching yourself. You'd be a great teacher I bet.
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>>2101546
>”R-really?”
Maybe if we get in good with Orochimaru, something good will happen :^)
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>>2101546
>>”R-really?”
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>>2101546
>>”R-really?”
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>>2101546
>”R-really?”
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>>2101601
>>2101605
Oh come on, none of the fun options?
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>>2101621
Oh okay.

>"N-Nani?!"
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>>2101546
Moshi moshi desu desu
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>>2101621
ok, I change my "well I'll be smart" to
R-really?
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You hesitantly grab the envelope. “R-really?” This isn’t real, you barely believed it when you actually met Orochimaru, but this can’t be real.

“Of course. It is incredible what you’ve managed to pull off in such a short time, and talent beyond what is normally valued in the Exams is always much more interesting. If you could refine this… Ningenjutsu… seems an odd name but it could work, you could easily succeed on that alone due to the inability of others to comprehend its true nature.” He’s still thinking. “I’ll try not to impose and make my own suggestions.”

You turn red. “N-no, go ahead.” You need a distraction to get away from the fact that one of the heroes among shinobi that everyone knows not only finds you remarkable, but believes you could succeed at the Chunin Exams. Looking into the envelope, you see enough ryo to outstrip the amount from the mission slightly. It’s a good amount considering the ease with which you got the headbands.

“Well, I think your best option would be creating a string of signs and then using your hands as a focus. Unless you can do seals with your tongue, that’s the best bet for a short burst.” He has a finger on his chin and smiles at his joke.

You smile back bashfully. “What if I can do seals with my tongue?”

It looks like he shut down for a few seconds, you can feel the gears turning in his head as he tries to comprehend what you said. “I… don’t know. That’s a really weird hypothetical.” He looks curious as he thinks, then shrugs his shoulders. “In that case that would be the best bet and simply using their mouth would do the trick. The only problem is that a sustained sound that doesn’t affect the user would likely take a large amount of chakra, so short bursts would be better. Sustained noise would be a job for a focus that isn’t a part of the body.”

“Let me try again.” You clear your throat, a bit of your normal attitude back. “Orochimaru, I can make hand seals with my tongue.” The words are more blunt and it causes him to space out again.

He stays like that for a while, and you briefly wonder if you offended him, but he eventually comes back. “Interesting. I’ll look into it.” It doesn’t sound like he’s really talking to you, more to himself.

>Try to talk more shop with the Sannin (Intelligence, Medium)
>Thank him, bow, and be off
>Offer to demonstrate (Very Hard)
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>>2101765
>Try to talk more shop with the Sannin (Intelligence, Medium)
Teach me Oro-senpai!
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>>2101765
>Offer to demonstrate (Very Hard)
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>>2101765
>Try to talk more shop with the Sannin (Intelligence, Medium)

Rock me, Amadeus.
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>>2101765
>>Try to talk more shop with the Sannin (Intelligence, Medium)

Maybe a puppet designed for the jutsu would work for the sustained sound?
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>>2101765
>>Try to talk more shop with the Sannin (Intelligence, Medium)
Maybe a puppet with a loudspeaker-type devise to direct the sound toward the target?
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>>2101771
>>2101773
>>2101777
>>2101779
>>2101785
Okay, let's see if you can get your ideas out of your mouth. 1d100+10
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>>2101765
>>Try to talk more shop with the Sannin (Intelligence, Medium)
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Rolled 47 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>2101796
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Rolled 34 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>2101796
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Rolled 82 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>2101796

Rolling
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Rolled 25 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>2101796
For Science!
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Rolled 84 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>2101796
>Tfw we are the cause of Orochimaru's oral fixation.
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>>2101830
Oh god yes, Oro-senpai is going to notice us!
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You’re not done yet. “If what you said is true, then making the signs with my tongue would be great for unorthodox attacks, but the short bursts issue is definitely there. Making a longer noise would be much better because then it allows careful approach. How do you think one would get around that?”

He smiles smugly. “One would have to somehow obtain material that conducts chakra, such as special blades or other artifacts. Then they could use it as a means to make the disconnect between will and physical reality, what makes most powerful ninjutsu taxing, less large.”

“Okay, I have that, but do you think chakra threads would work? Wait, no, those function as a part of the body, nevermind I’m being a bit silly.” The Glistening Toad’s fluids are conductive, you could probably use a large amount of that to accomplish this.

The smile is gone and he looks a bit indignant. “Well, then you’d simply have to make the signs, place a part of your body on the focus, and then let it rip.” Did you make him upset?

Trying to reach for something that won’t make him upset, you talk. “Chakra threads would work for that! If I were to put some of the oil into a compartment on him, I could make Oreo the focus, right? Or a small bottle of oil on my belt? Or both?” He liked Oreo the last time he saw him, so you go on a bit about the puppet. “Thank you for the money for repairs by the way, you still overshot a bit so I bought ice cream. It was really nice of you to pay for fixing my mistake. I swear I’m not always that clumsy.”

“It was my mistake, I should have just helped you down instead of tempting fate. Not like I know how much those puppets cost.” He still seems a bit off, but less so.

Wait, if he’s famous for trying to learn every jutsu and succeeding for the most part, he probably knows chakra threads? Does he just not know where to get a puppet or how to use one, or how to make one? That’s sad, and he’s helped you a lot with learning, maybe you can repay the favor? If he were able to make and maintain puppets, he’d probably be so skilled that he could put the masters of the Sand to shame! Maybe that’s why he’s a bit mad, he’s jealous of your technical ability with puppets. He just needs a starter curse on it probably, he is a genius after all.

>Offer to teach Orochimaru about how you make puppets (Very Hard)
>Don’t push your luck.
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>>2101891
>>Don’t push your luck.
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>>2101891
>>Don’t push your luck.
we're done for now. We refine our techniques and come back to Orochi
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>>2101891
>>Don’t push your luck.
Oro-senpai has been impressed but now something is on his mind. The mark of a good kouhai is knowing when to throttle back the attention-grabbing.
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>>2101891
>Offer to teach Orochimaru about how you make puppets (Very Hard)
I'll take these odds, let's impress the hell out of him
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>>2101891
>>Don’t push your luck.
>Presuming to teach anything to Orochimaru
We may be in spaghetti mode, but we're not stupid
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>>2101891
>Don’t push your luck.
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>>2101891
>Don’t push your luck.
He got kill us.
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>>2101894
>>2101897
>>2101902
>>2101905
>>2101906
>>2101908
>>2101909
What's wrong? It's just a roll you want to crit. I don't blame you
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>>2101891
>Don’t push your luck.
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I'm going to end off on this cliffhanger and return either tomorrow or the day after.
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Rolled 60 (1d100)

>>2101930
NAT 100
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Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>2101930
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>>2101891
>>Don’t push your luck.
yea lets pull back a bit, its still orochimaru
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RIP lolisnek
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Session in about 2-3 hours.

>>2107027
Hey, nothing happened to Stripey.
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On second thought, that may be thinking too highly of yourself, Orochimaru probably already knows more than you ever could. So you just smile and put on the charm. “I thought you did but you were just being a nice person, and I can’t ever tell you how happy I am to read your notes. They’re very well-kept and easy to read, and testing me with the unsimplified parts was a good thought. The one in the portion on venom actually stumped me for a minute!” Maybe you just weren’t giving him the respect he deserved? You can get a bit callous when you’re thinking.

He smiles again, which you take as a good sign. “If you ever have any questions, the back is an option.” Huh, he doesn’t seem to want to talk to much right now, maybe he’s thinking? Sometimes you get quiet when you’re thinking.

“I don’t think I’ll have questions on the notes, could it just be like a pen pal thing?” Being honest, that page will languish unless you use it for something different.

“...did you just ask to be...pen pals?” He’s actually laughing a bit, under a hand. You didn’t quite realize that’s what you said, you kind of just meant a way to talk about stuff, but that’s what it sounded like. “No, I get it, it’s just a funny way of putting it. That’s acceptable.” Breathing a sigh of relief, you realize the Sannin said that he’d keep supplying notes ‘rather than take time himself’. Did he mean that he’s doing this instead of taking you as a student? You know he doesn’t have a team, so that would have made you the first! Now you’re a bit excited!

>Connection to Orochimaru gained

Saluting, you try to keep yourself professional rather than freaking out. “Permission to cont-” He cuts in.

“You’re not on duty, I don’t dismiss you.” ...but being curt and polite is your fallback, he can’t do it too, that’s just rude. He probably has other things to do. You walk out of the Hokage’s residence feeling on top of the moon! There’s money to spare, and you bet if you cash in those coins you could make some serious upgrades to Oreo! Or even...make another puppet. That would be so cool! Of course, you are by the Academy, and a run to its library might provide some insights now that you can see some of the more serious sections as a Genin. And then there’s the question of if you should just buckle down and finish those notes at home, now that you have a whole week with no missions you can probably get that done in a half a week! Developing the Calming Hiss too…

You have a lot to do.

>Exchange those coins for ryo
>Go to the Library to study the materials you gathered on your mission
>Go home and work on the notes (bonus for being hyped)
>Go to the Library to learn more on a subject
>[Write-in]
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>>2107474
>Go home and work on the notes (bonus for being hyped)
No use wasting hype bonuses.
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>>2107474
>>Go home and work on the notes (bonus for being hyped)
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>>2107474
>>Go home and work on the notes (bonus for being hyped)
Wasting the bonus would be horrible. We'll also get to spend some time near our parents, presumably.
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>>2107474
>>Go home and work on the notes (bonus for being hyped)
Once again, all tempting to me, the bonus made the choice.
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>>2107474
>>Go home and work on the notes (bonus for being hyped)
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>>2107474
>>Go home and work on the notes (bonus for being hyped)
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>>2107474
>Go home and work on the notes (bonus for being hyped)
So, how long before snek-senpai takes us on a 3-year training mission?
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>>2107474
>Go home and work on the notes (bonus for being hyped)
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>>2107501
>>2107497
>>2107494
>>2107493
>>2107489
>>2107484
>>2107483
>>2107481
Well then let's get the rolls out of the way. 3d100.
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Rolled 19, 97, 9 = 125 (3d100)

>>2107505
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Rolled 2, 65, 6 = 73 (3d100)

>>2107505
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Rolled 22, 11, 28 = 61 (3d100)

>>2107505
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Rolled 47, 48, 14 = 109 (3d100)

>>2107505
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Rolled 81, 55, 41 = 177 (3d100)

>>2107505
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>>2107508
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>>2107514
81, 97, 41
Not too bad.
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>>2107505
nat 100's
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Running home to get started on the notes, you come skidding in and wave to Mom as you go into your room. No need for equipment, nothing in the workshop, just you and a nice bit of reading. Quickly switching out Oreo for your plush version and curling up in a blanket, you crack the black book to where you left off. Learning about Ninjutsu is definitely a tougher section, but you pencil in your notes on Thread-spitting and Dead Man Walking before you start. It comes easy and you read the parts pertaining to weaving signs as the sun starts to lower. You’re a bit hungry so you come out and go over your trip with Mom and Dad over rice and tea, the sweet kind you actually like. You even get to show Dad Stripey! He likes the snake a lot more than Mom did, and Dad looks much happier than he did when you left, maybe he finally got some good sleep or something.

Speaking of, you finish and go back in for more reading. Ninjutsu isn’t quite as difficult as you were thinking it was for a while, making new things isn’t hard even if mastering them can take years for some people. What intrigues you the most is a note underlined. “A skilled shinobi with an affinity for a jutsu can reach a level many would consider mastery in as little as a week, even if their ability to utilize it in the field would be diminished until true trial comes. Multiple cases show shinobi developing new techniques completely spontaneously, but those would have to be considered exceptional individuals.” Orochimaru’s clean underline makes you wonder why he decided to select that single spot to elaborate to you. Maybe he thinks you’re one of those exceptional individuals...wait did he know about the Thread-Spitting that you developed during Jun’s lesson!? Suddenly self-conscious, you spend the rest of the section on sealing completely embarrassed and not really finding any of the material enough to enthrall you. So you just re-read Ninjutsu when your head cools.

>You can now refine techniques such as Thread-Spitting or Calming Hiss without aid from other shinobi or books! Simply time.

Placing a dot at the end like you were told, the Questions page stares back at you. This whole reading portion only took a day, probably because you skimmed Sealing but you’ve never been much interested in that anyway. Not worth it going back. Maybe you should start talking with Orochimaru like this? Send a letter in a sense.

>Write down your thoughts on the notes
>Treat it like a diary almost, you used to have one of those
>Ask if this means he’s teaching you
>Uhhh… [Write-in]
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>>2107574
>Write down your thoughts on the notes
>As well as questions and concepts that we had trouble with
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>>2107574
>Treat it like a diary almost, you used to have one of those
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>>2107574
>>Write down your thoughts on the notes
Try to keep it semi-professional
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>>2107574
What >>2107578 said.
>Write down your thoughts on the notes
>As well as questions and concepts that we had trouble with
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>>2107578
support this, if he wants to be a distant tutor then he can be.
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>>2107574
>Write down your thoughts on the notes
>As well as questions and concepts that we had trouble with
Let's not use this as a diary, we know that he's able to read anything we put in there, and I don't think he'd take putting something frivolous in his notes too well.
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>>2107578
Seconding
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>>2107574
>>2107578
this
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>>2107607
>>2107606
>>2107600
>>2107584
>>2107582
>>2107581
>>2107580
>>2107578
Yoko defaults to business again! 1d100
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>>2107610
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>2107610
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Rolled 25 (1d100)

>>2107610
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Rolled 47 (1d100)

>>2107610
Rolling for analysis.
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Rolled 85 (1d100)

>>2107610
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Rolled 82 (1d100)

>>2107610
Have a 1
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>>2107621
>>2107620
>>2107617
>>2107616
>>2107615
Woo, just barely.
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Rolling
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Writing in small handwriting, you decide it would be better to keep this semi-professional. ‘The notes were very thorough, the parts on poisons were very interesting to look at through the lens of converting old recipes to newer alternatives. All the compounds have been simplified and I have transcribed my notes on the animals I obtained on my mission. Ninjutsu was a bit harder-” You have to stop yourself from drawing a small face to express your feelings on that.”-but I got it down I think. Hand seals have always been quite simple for me, but I never really got the ways each one changes the way your chakra is formed. Even now, I think that I understand how it works but not why. Sealing being completely honest didn’t pique my interest, but I read it anyway! It’s pretty complicated-” Why do you keep wanting to doodle? “-I don’t think the effort is quite worth it for me. I get that it’s good for storage, but it would be such a drain on time for other more potent things that I might fall behind. What do you think?’ Setting down the pencil, you quickly add back in another question.

‘Did you see the Thread-Spitting Technique?” Indulging your more childish side, you draw in a small embarrassed face next to that bit. There. You set down the book and walk out into the main room to get something to drink, then you notice it’s dark and look at the clock. It’s almost midnight. For some reason, you feel a bit nostalgic as you look out the window at the stars while you drink a glass of water.

You can hear Dad working in the shop, so you start walking over to get him going to bed, but you stop when you reach wood, the long pants on your clothes muffling your footsteps slightly. There’s a voice inside the workshop too.

“Okay, hurry it up, we need this for a very important matter.” The un-familiar voice sounds muffled by something even behind the thin wall.

Dad’s voice responds. “Yeah yeah, yes sir. I thought the last batch would be enough, how many people you prying info out of?”

“There was a Iwa missing-nin around here, so a lot. Know I can’t tell you much more, Hiro.”

“Yeah. Keep saying I don’t keep in contact with them, I did everything I was asked.”

“That’s not good enough, you know that Hiro.”

“There, done, now get out.” Dad sounds upset.

>Wait a minute and go in to ask what that was
>Barge in to ask
>Ask in the morning
>...it sounds serious, Dad will tell you if he wants you to know. Trust him.
>[Write-in]
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>>2107658
>Ask in the morning
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>>2107658
>>Barge in to ask
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>>2107658
>[Write-in]

Knock and say we heard noises, then ask if he needs help with anything.
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>>2107658
>>Ask in the morning
This sounds kinda sketchy, barging in could be risky but I also don't want to just ignore it.
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>>2107658
>>Wait a minute and go in to ask what that was
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>>2107658
>Ask in the morning
Depending on what's going on here, our dad could very well end up a marked man if we mishandle this. Let's wait until we're certain the coast is clear
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>>2107668
>>2107667
>>2107666
>>2107663
>>2107662
>>2107661
Morning it is
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This sounds important, but just going in and confronting him may make things worse, and you do need sleep, and he does too. So you leave him to the workshop and head to bed, taking off your clothes to get into pajamas and wrapping your plushie around you. This is the most comfy you’ve been in weeks, and despite your mind’s insistence that things are not okay, you’re out in an instant.

You don’t know what’s more unnerving, the fact that you went to sleep so easily, or that the dreams tonight are amazing. In the dream, you’re at a ceremony like the graduation, but as a guest instead of an attendee. Obviously one of high esteem too, you have your own box with other VIPs even if you know that this building doesn’t have boxes, it’s a dream, who cares about realism? The words aren’t important, you can barely hear them, but at one time the entire crowd looks up at your booth and pride swells in your chest. The dream ends as everyone starts clapping.

“It was just the radio, I think it was a war drama, they were saying ‘hero’ not ‘Hiro’. But I did have a courier for the company last night ask for me to write down some trade recipes. That’s probably what you heard.” At breakfast, Dad seems very nonchalant about the whole thing, Mom doesn’t find this fishy. You know what you heard.

“Yoyo, I know you’ve kind of been burning the candle on both ends, maybe you should just get some rest?”

That upsets you, the idea that you aren’t reliable, so you snap just a little. “Why were you talking to the radio then, huh?!”

Dad puts down his spoon and looks at you. “Why do you talk to Oreo? I was lonely in the shop, you were gone for three weeks honey. Got quiet in the house.” He reaches over to pat your head and you pull away.

“Stop that! I’m not stupid! And quit trying to guilt me into stopping!” It’s all so transparent! You can see it, you know what you heard. “You’re in danger Dad, I’m not dropping this.”

Mom looks at him, then at you. Her smile drops and her eyes open all the way showing her smaller pupils. “Then there’s nothing for it.” She stands up, walks over to the kitchen, then grabs a wooden spoon. Dad cowers and you join him, you know that spoon, last time you got acquainted with it was a while ago when you were seven. Both of you know the futility of getting out of your seats though. “Hiro, tell her the truth.”

“N-now Morik-OW! Fine!” Nursing the red spot on his hand, he looks over. “It’s not that I don’t want to tell you, it’s that I am not allowed to. I’m not in danger, it’s just company business.”
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>>2107734

Mom turns to you. “Yoko, say you’re sorry for yelling.”

“But you bo-AH! Sorry!” She hit you right on the thumb, and you suck the finger trying to numb the pain. Mom’s smile returns and she puts down the spoon.

“Hurry along to work sweetie!” She hands Dad a small bento and he walks off with his tail between his legs.

>Work on refining the Calming Hiss
>Study something at the Library
>Go find Jun and see if he’ll teach you anything
>Go exchange those coins
>[Write-in]
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>>2107737
>>Work on refining the Calming Hiss
Gotta get this up and running and make it our own. Fuck the clans and their clan jutsu, we got something better.
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>>2107737
>>Go exchange those coins
Then we buy new shit
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>>2107737
>Go exchange those coins
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>>2107737
>Go exchange those coins
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>>Work on refining the Calming Hiss
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>>2107737
>Work on refining the Calming Hiss
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>>2107737
>>Work on refining the Calming Hiss
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>>2107737
>Go exchange those coins
And then buy upgrades or stuff for a second puppet.

Also, our dad explained sweet fuck all. That line about "keep saying I don't keep in contact with them" makes me rather concerned about his allegiances and that of his customer.
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>>2107737
>Go exchange those coins
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>>2107755
supporting
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>>2107737
>Work on refining the Calming Hiss
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

>>2107778
>>2107765
>>2107757
>>2107755
>>2107754
>>2107749
>>2107742
>>2107741
>>2107740
Flipping a coin because it's poetic and shit
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>>2107780
Eh fuck it, this wins, I was too slow.
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The Calming Hiss, you keep thinking about it after what Orochimaru told you. It’s a very kind technique, if everyone could hear it then it could probably stop a battle at least for a bit, and if you were immune to it then anyone could be captured easily. Or killed. Its odd nature might even contribute to how effective it is, but first you need to figure out a few things. The first being exactly what the Hiss is in terms of how to mold chakra for it. Looking through the black book for references, you see that Orochimaru has written back.

“At your current level of skill, I think not knowing the finer points of sealing is acceptable. Just don’t get lazy. I’m glad to hear you were able to figure out Ninjutsu, it’s a very important art. The notes on poisons are very helpful, as that’s not my trade.’ Written a bit further down in the same way your second question was is another answer. ‘Yes, it was an interesting idea! Don’t be ashamed to seize any advantage you can in a battle, no matter how odd it looks.’ You smile and start looking through how to classify this.

It takes most of the day, but you think you may have one or two handseals figured out. The hardest part was figuring out what Nature it was, but when you pulled it apart the whole thing sounds like a light rain and associations with tranquility bring it to a Water-nature technique in terms of how to shape it. When you do it, it feels right. The second seal is only a hunch but you feel pretty confident in it.

Now comes the hard part. You’re pretty sure more training could allow you to make the necessary seals with your tongue if translated, which would definitely allow that short burst of a hiss Orochimaru mentioned. The other hand seals would have to be added on to reflect this so you’re pretty sure you’d have to start from scratch with another jutsu to get another technique going. You might be able to pull of the technique in a week if you struggled to learn it as fast as possible and spent a whole day trying the hand seals.

The other idea is to spend the rest of the weak harvesting oil from Teal into a bottle, then making an apparatus to insert Chakra Threads. Adding in completing the seals for the technique, this would place the least room for failure. The end result would be a device capable of amplifying and sustaining the noise without consuming your chakra excessively to prevent backlash. Of course, occupying a hand’s worth of Chakra Threads would make it hard to do other jutsu during this, but if you can make it work, it won’t matter.
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The last idea you had was the most inspired, using your Threads as a baseline. An alteration to the oil apparatus could allow you to run Threads through the oil to coat them and then you could spread them around an area where you’re fighting. The seals on this would be the hardest part, as you’d have to make alterations to your Chakra Thread seals specifically, but the reward? You could make a large amount of the noise in a confined area about the size of an arena and be immune to it, the louder noise would be harder to tune out. However, the drain on your chakra would be quite large, and setting up the technique might be harder to pull off.

Hmm.

>Flash of Rain Jutsu (Dog-Snake-Hare-Rat, Tongue)
>Petrichor Flask Jutsu (Dog-Snake-Monkey-Ox, Accessory)
>Chakra Threads: Surrounding Showers Jutsu (Rat-Ram-Snake-Dog, Accessory)
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>>2107844
>Flash of Rain Jutsu (Dog-Snake-Hare-Rat, Tongue)
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>>2107844
>>Flash of Rain Jutsu (Dog-Snake-Hare-Rat, Tongue)
I'm a big supporter of being self-reliant, at least for this jutsu. It has a lot of potential and I don't want to be bottlenecked by a lack of supplies.
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>>2107844
>>Flash of Rain Jutsu (Dog-Snake-Hare-Rat, Tongue)
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>>2107844
>Flash of Rain Jutsu (Dog-Snake-Hare-Rat, Tongue)
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>>2107844
>>Flash of Rain Jutsu (Dog-Snake-Hare-Rat, Tongue)
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>>2107844
>Flash of Rain Jutsu (Dog-Snake-Hare-Rat, Tongue)
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>>2107844
>Flash of Rain Jutsu (Dog-Snake-Hare-Rat, Tongue)
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>>2107844
>>Flash of Rain Jutsu (Dog-Snake-Hare-Rat, Tongue)
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>>2107844
>>Chakra Threads: Surrounding Showers Jutsu (Rat-Ram-Snake-Dog, Accessory)
to be spiteful
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>>2107847
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>>2107884
Oh Sleepy. Anyways.

2d100+17, If you are just using average of Ninjutsu and Intelligence
2d100+23, If you want to risk disappointing Orochimaru
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Rolled 44, 43 + 17 = 104 (2d100 + 17)

>>2107902
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Rolled 62, 26 + 17 = 105 (2d100 + 17)

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Rolled 20, 95 + 17 = 132 (2d100 + 17)

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Rolled 99, 94 + 17 = 210 (2d100 + 17)

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Rolled 72, 35 = 107 (2d100)

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Rolled 46, 47 + 17 = 110 (2d100 + 17)

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>>2107903
Well. Huh. I bet you all forgot the hype bonus. I didn't.
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>>2107908
>>2107917
99,95 plus the 17 plus the hype bonus OH MY GOD Oro-senpai is gonna be so proud of us.
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>>2107925
We are going to be the cause or Orochimaru's oral fixation and mouth based bullshit.
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>>2107938
Lewd.

I approve.
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>>2107938
He probably gets his taste for young boys from Yoko as well.
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>>2108008
Originally it was young women, but when she died horribly he could no longer get it up around women.

alternatively

We're his first body swap.
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>>2108014
Or Yoko has a benis.
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>>2108025
It's a puppet though.
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A faster jutsu that uses no hands is a more versatile tool! Pulling out a scratch piece of paper, you jot down the seals for Dog and Snake, then look through the book. Hare! Bunnies are cute, and they’re quick, so that’s worth a try. You scribble the seal for Hare. Hmm, next one, it can’t be just three seals, that feels wrong. Rat! It’s like the ones that Stripey normally would hunt, so you use it to symbolize the prey in this natural equation. Huh, that’s one way to look at it! It’s a story told with handsigns. Dog is a Water seal so it can be read as…

“The rain fell, drawing out the Snake, its prey tried to run, and then the Rat was eaten.” It’s a cute little story, you imagine it with tiny cartoon animal versions of the snake and the rat. So yeah, you see this working out great in your head! A small giggle escapes your lips as you imagine the story again with the rat becoming all melty from the poison. Now just to translate these to your tongue…



Okay. So Dog you should fold your tongue backwards to mimic the hand seal. Snake is easy, point your tongue up and crimp it in the middle to simulate the two hands. Hare is hard! You don’t like it! It would need to have you splitting your tongue if you did it normally! Ew! You get around it by just flicking it so that the tip touches each side of your mouth. Rat is easy, just flick your tongue up and it should be done. You decide to give it a try and get in a strong stance.

Making the movements with your tongue, the second you flick your tongue up a loud noise like rainfall fills the room for a moment, your tongue flying out of your mouth to make the noise on its own. You don’t seem to be affected, but that definitely took a lot of Chakra out of you. You try again and dial it back a bit, controlling your output and the rainfall becomes something more like static as you’re able to keep it going for a while. Then your tongue falls slack. Letting loose a small scream, you worry that you somehow broke the muscles!

MOOOOOOOOOOOM!” Yelling, your door comes open and she looks at you and tries to calm you down. Eventually you can feel your tongue again and pull it back into your mouth. Strangely, it feels a bit larger and longer than normal, but you chalk it up to being numb.

>Captcha is Macconai STOP
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“It’s okay Yoko, you can’t break a tongue, I’m sure.” She sounds certain and your panic starts to go away. “Why were you talking about rats and snakes and melting rats?”

You gulp. “Uh...it’s ninja stuff. I was worried I accidentally made something that would melt my tongue.”

Mom starts laughing besides you on your bed, then gives you a hug. “It would have cut down on the noise level around here.” The joke causes you to laugh a little as well and she leaves.

Well you have the basics down, maybe a bit of practice could help? But how exactly should you do that.

>Work on directing it (Ninjutsu, Hard)
>Work on increasing your stamina with it by performing it repeatedly until you can’t, right now you can only do it twice in a confrontation (Stamina, Medium)
>Work on making it faster by practicing nonstop with just the seals (Seals, Hard)
>Try to make it stronger by refining the Jutsu with less basic seals (Intelligence, Hard)
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>>2108040
Forgot the other pic.
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>>2108043
>Work on increasing your stamina with it by performing it repeatedly until you can’t, right now you can only do it twice in a confrontation (Stamina, Medium)
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>>2108043
>>Work on increasing your stamina with it by performing it repeatedly until you can’t, right now you can only do it twice in a confrontation (Stamina, Medium)
This is important, we can get fancy with it afterwards.
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>>2108043
>>Work on increasing your stamina with it by performing it repeatedly until you can’t, right now you can only do it twice in a confrontation (Stamina, Medium)


>it lengthened our tongue
WELP
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>>2108043
>Try to make it stronger by refining the Jutsu with less basic seals (Intelligence, Hard)
I want something that can just shut down an opponent.
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>>2108043
>>Work on increasing your stamina with it by performing it repeatedly until you can’t, right now you can only do it twice in a confrontation (Stamina, Medium)
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>>2108043
>Work on increasing your stamina with it by performing it repeatedly until you can’t, right now you can only do it twice in a confrontation (Stamina, Medium)
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>>2108043
>Work on increasing your stamina with it by performing it repeatedly until you can’t, right now you can only do it twice in a confrontation (Stamina, Medium)
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Getting dinner
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>>2108052
We really ARE lolisnek.
I am okay with this.
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>>2108048
Okay, let's go, 1d100 even.
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Rolled 32 (1d100)

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Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>2108190

Rolling
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Rolled 54 (1d100)

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Rolled 68 (1d100)

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Rolled 62 (1d100)

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>>2108194
How middling.
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Rolled 3 (1d100)

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>>2108209
Nearly 70 is middling? That's in the top third.
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>>2108209
I hope we don't disappoint Oro-senpai too badly...
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>>2108214
Best of five that's pretty meh.
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>>2108216
All this is is stamina training through familiarity. The jutsu itself isn't affected by this exercise, so I doubt Orochimaru would care even if we critted it.
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>>2108218
Shush you.
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Finding yourself pretty exhausted from that use, the strain it put on your body basically made your tongue turn to mush for a bit, and you think you can figure out why. Running through your notes from Katsu and Hideaki, you look at the drawing the Hyuga made. Placing a finger on the head, you track where those tenketsu are, and sure enough one is on the tongue and more are in the mouth. That makes sense, but you also know that each point can only extrude one thread normally, as is the case with your hands. You use the points on your fingertips because those are easy to shape. But obviously something is different with your tongue, the thread that came from there was larger and stronger and obviously you have no trouble using it as well as a hand for molding chakra. Maybe it’s something you developed, maybe you were born like this, doesn’t matter either way. It’s another tool and ability to train.

When a muscle is put under too much strain from chakra use, like in the case of Hideaki in the caves, it starts to fail, and you can guess that’s what happened to your tongue. Of course, there is the flip-side of this coin. More use encourages more growth and increased strength in most muscles. You’re not actually sure how that would work with your tongue but at least practicing could help you get it down as far as chakra control goes. So you grab a glass of water and start practicing in your room.

Each time you reach your limit, a bit of rest and some food and water can top you back off, and after the first few times your jaw starts to hurt. So you sleep and take notes and play with your new pets as you recover. By the third day, your tongue feels stronger and more dextrous in your mouth from the amount you must have been maiming it yesterday. Your amount of bursts is still two. No matter what you do.

The last day, after being in your home and doing nothing with your free time but practicing, you get it up to three. You collapse onto your bed, your tongue hanging out of the side of your mouth, and rest. When you awake, you examine your tongue. It’s definitely longer, and the tone it’s taken reminds you of a bruised cut of meat. Touching it and making hard sounds causes you to yelp in pain. Maybe you overdid it? Either way, you’re confident that such rigorous training has made your mastery of this new form clear. Okay, you’re the only one to ever use it, so there’s no competition. But you’re a master!

>Ninjutsu is halfway to an increase
>Stamina is currently at cap for your age

>Use the rest of the day as rest to hang out with someone (Who?)
>See if you can find Takuya to spar!
>Go to the library and try to study the materials you got on your trip
>Crud, the bank’s closed today
>Drag yourself to Yamanaka Flowers to see if they can identify the poison you found
>[Write-in]
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>>2108288
>>Go to the library and try to study the materials you got on your trip
Let's... avoid the Yamanakas for now. We have a -2 social link with them because of the shit talking with the Hyuuga.
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>>2108288
>Drag yourself to Yamanaka Flowers to see if they can identify the poison you found
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>>2108288
Changing my vote from >>2108296
to
>Go to the library and try to study the materials you got on your trip
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>>2108288
>>Go to the library and try to study the materials you got on your trip
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>>2108288
>>Go to the library and try to study the materials you got on your trip
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>>2108288

>Go to the library and try to study the materials you got on your trip
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>>2108288
>Go to the library and try to study the materials you got on your trip
We aren't going to lower ourselves to asking those Yamanaka hacks about poisons.
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>>2108288
>>Go to the library and try to study the materials you got on your trip
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>>2108295
1d100-20
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Rolled 3 - 20 (1d100 - 20)

>>2108325
oh shit that modifier
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Rolled 68 + 20 (1d100 + 20)

>>2108325
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Rolled 38 - 20 (1d100 - 20)

>>2108325
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Rolled 87 - 20 (1d100 - 20)

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Rolled - 20 (1d00 - 20)

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Rolled 15 - 20 (1d100 - 20)

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Rolled 6 - 20 (1d100 - 20)

>>2108325
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Rolled 4 (1d4)

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>>2108338
Don't mind me.

1=Dog
2=Snake
3=Hare
4=Rat
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>>2108349
How...funny.
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>check pastebin
>Connection with Hiruzen: -1
fug :DDD
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>>2108401
Impossible, the Third loves everybody.
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Getting dressed in your “casual” clothes, you put on your armband and Oreo, then set out to the library at the Academy. Trudging along, you bemoan the lack of a constant sleep schedule, still you persevere. Making your way past where you were yesterday, the heat of the sun beats down on you and you start to sweat which makes you grateful for wearing what are basically fatigues. It feels good to have your companion wrapped around you once again though. More strange looks, but that’s nothing new. If anything, you now view them as jealousy, you’re the first student of Orochimaru so of course they'd be jealous. If they knew. Which they don’t. Okay maybe they just think you’re weird.

Entering the library quietly, you make your way to the smaller section you weren’t allowed in back when you were just a student. Picking out the books on Amegakure and Kusagakure wildlife, you sit at a table and crack one to start reading. Eels... hmm…

“Yooo. Koko. Short-stick. Shrimp.” The insults come along with pokes on your head. Opening your eyes and pulling away from a little drool on the table, you look at the voice in grief. And you’d avoided her so well until now. “Koko! I thought you might have fallen off the face of the earth a while ago! How’s it going buddy?”

Shun Nara, dammit, why did this have to happen here? You thought she avoided the Library like the plague. Oh. You aren’t a student anymore. Right. “Was going good, then this happened.” Of course it had to be your bully. She doesn’t even go out of her way to do this to you, you’re pretty sure it’s some sad, delusional hobby. The taller girl stands over you and laughs.

“Oh Koko, I’m sure it wasn’t going that well anyway. But I mean, any progress you can get, right short stuff?” She laughs again and flicks the side of your head, leaving you a bit disoriented.

Angry, both that you ended up napping, and that your nap was interrupted, you talk back. “Don’t you have better things to do? Oh wait. Carry on.” If there’s anything you’ve become better at, it’s throwing back sass. When you were younger you might have taken it.

“Koko-chan, I missed you, it’s always more fun when there’s quips. And I’m bored, Shikaku’s just sleeping here because it’s quiet and I’m watching him.” The nickname is the opposite of Yoyo, your mom’s, and you hate it. Makes you sound like some dumb little girl.
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“Figured.” If there’s one thing that gets under her skin, it’s mentioning that her little sibling has more power in the family than she does. “You should go back to him, I’m busy studying.”

She laughs again, but you know you did hit her, she laughs when it hurts. “Oh Koko, poor, stupid, Koko.” She leans down at you and you get angry again.

“I. Am. Not. Stupid.”

“Well you have to be, why else would you be such an idiot when it comes to being a ninja? Look at that worthless thing. And do you even know anything but those little yarn throwing techniques and being the medical little girl?”

She just insulted you. Every aspect of you. She called you little, she called you stupid, she mocked Oreo, and she called you little. Maybe you used to be able to take this, but not anymore.

>Take this outside
>Screw Library Rules, use Flash of Rain
>Keep calm. Insult her more.
>Check out books. Leave.
>[Write-in]
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>>2108447
>>Keep calm. Insult her more.
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>>2108447
>Check out books. Leave.
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>>2108447
>>Take this outside
Bitch.
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>>2108447
>>Check out books. Leave.
I'd love to fight her but our tongue is still sore from practice.
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>>2108447
>Keep calm. Insult her more.
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>>2108447
>Check out books. Leave.
We've got better things to do than waste time with leftover academy drama.
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>>2108447
>Check out books. Leave.
Oh hoh hoh, not saying this is over now, we'll just wait until we have the advantage of surprise, this rivalry will start with us kicking her ass.
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>>2108456
Not even a parting shot?

If you give me one I might use it.
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>>2108447
>>Keep calm. Insult her more.
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>>2108460
Funny thing about medical techniques, what can fix a body can fuck it up just as quickly, properly applied.
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>>2108460
>Have fun sucking up to a little kid, must be fun being in a clan.
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>>2108460
Challenge her to a fight at the training fields or something later, we can get our poisons and test our new jutsu on her.
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>>2108460
No parting shots even if it's easy to poke fun at how her headband is extremely close to her crotch.
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>>2108465
This is pretty spicy though, and 'Enjoy living the rest of your life under her thumb while I do as I please.'
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>>2108465
this
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No. You can’t let her get to you. “We can settle this later. I’m rather sore right now.” Closing the book and standing up, you pick them up and press them to your chest. Walking towards where she is to get out, she smiles.

“I’m sure you’re rather sore, Koko-chan. Your mean instructor is probably pushing you too hawd.” The way she makes baby talk only serves to enrage you more. You are a rock. Nothing can hurt you. She pushes forward with a hand to block you as you approach her. Letting her lay a hand on you, her smile drops as soon as she sees your eyes.

Your face has hardened into a glare, the paler skin you have lining tired eyes and a stare that shows what you’ve become capable of. “I said we’ll settle this later.” For a moment, you think your expression may have rattled her, but then she pushes you back.

“Koko, why not just wait there for a bit?”

Walking forward again, she tries the same thing and you duck the swing before she even makes it, her reactions completely clear by what you saw before that. Prodding at the back of her neck with a fingernail, you think of a phrase to drive home your point. “Slow, Shun.” Walking away to check out, you turn around to get a final shot in. “Have fun sucking up to a little kid, but I guess sucking would be why your headband is where it is.” Ha! Got her!

“At least my parents didn’t give up after just one kid.” Oh please, the magnitude of that burn doesn’t compare! Your victory is complete as you check out your books. You see her younger brother sleeping with a book over his face in the students section of the library and she sits by him, ranting at him about something. Feels good.
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>>2108493
>You are Jun the Venomous
>Right now you’re having a bad day

Urgggh, pay dock from your monthly payment due to negligence. Yay. Love it when a student is too open with things. Hokage thinks you were out doing the nasty in the bushes with Riko while you were supposed to be watching the teams. Which...maybe you were, but there were clones. Besides, it was more than you got as a child. You remember when the Chunin exams were “throw ‘em at a squad and see what sticks” and none of those graverobbers were even real shinobi. A few jutsu and the ability to use chakra does not a shinobi make. They were sloppy. Probably not even worth a Genin each. Of course, this class is being quite annoying on your wallet.

Scrimping together enough for some shitty ramen from the shop down the street and a cold beer, you settle down with your lesson plan. Some other, less experienced, teachers like the ones starting soon may have ideas of how to teach, but you know. The C-Rank peak and the D-Rank slog are time-tested strategies. Now for your next phase. Creating the training. Of course, you already have some training hashed out. But you’re feeling a bit spiteful thanks to a certain student’s GOD DAMN BETRAYAL of your mission report. Pulling out three mission forms, you smile. Hand picked to be the most horrible. Let’s add one into the plan.

>Diplomatic escort to Kusagakure, tight schedule, no breaks, listening to negotiations for three months straight. It’ll make them wish they were in mortal peril!
>Keeping tabs on an abandoned outpost in the Sand. Indefinitely. Trick is nobody wants it. Just sitting in the desert. Until someone relieves you all.
>Escorting one of the Daimyo’s brats around a festival in a small town. As a group. 24/7. For at least a month if rain intrudes on the festival. More if not.
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>>2108494
>>Keeping tabs on an abandoned outpost in the Sand. Indefinitely. Trick is nobody wants it. Just sitting in the desert. Until someone relieves you all.
Jokes on you Jun, we might actually pick up a scorpion or two.
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>>2108494
>>Keeping tabs on an abandoned outpost in the Sand. Indefinitely. Trick is nobody wants it. Just sitting in the desert. Until someone relieves you all.
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>>2108494
>>Keeping tabs on an abandoned outpost in the Sand. Indefinitely. Trick is nobody wants it. Just sitting in the desert. Until someone relieves you all.
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>>2108494
>Diplomatic escort to Kusagakure, tight schedule, no breaks, listening to negotiations for three months straight. It’ll make them wish they were in mortal peril!
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>>2108494
>Keeping tabs on an abandoned outpost in the Sand. Indefinitely. Trick is nobody wants it. Just sitting in the desert. Until someone relieves you all.
At least there will be time to train and bond with each other :^)
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>>2108494
>Diplomatic escort to Kusagakure, tight schedule, no breaks, listening to negotiations for three months straight. It’ll make them wish they were in mortal peril!
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>>2108494
>>Keeping tabs on an abandoned outpost in the Sand. Indefinitely. Trick is nobody wants it. Just sitting in the desert. Until someone relieves you all.
well fuck you too jun
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>>2108506
Oh boy. The fun one. I'm going to call it for tonight.

>captcha is Clearout Place
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>>2108494
>Diplomatic escort to Kusagakure, tight schedule, no breaks, listening to negotiations for three months straight. It’ll make them wish they were in mortal peril!

This sounds like comedy gold and at laest it has solid deadline, even thought we will not have any time to train or gather things.

But misery loves company, so team bonding time, yay?
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Placing the mission in your folder, you laugh just a little bit. Constant surveillance should make sure that all your students are sufficiently bored. Of course, taking one at a time for training would be a good use of time. It’s a punishment, not a death sentence. But you guess that leads you into your next little development. Training itself is hard to keep fresh and force students to develop new skills, so you develop specialized programs for each group. Other teachers may place a large focus on relying on your teammates in terms of ability, but they weren’t paying attention in the war. Squads separate, members die, you remember when Riko was just the Genjutsu specialist. When there were three members to that squad. Well now you aren’t making the same mistake your teacher made, shinobi should be able to stand on their own as well as in a group. Each should have their own counters to other strategies.

Looking at what you have for Hideaki, Katsu, and Yoko causes you to smile a bit as you slurp some noodles. Your time learning during the last two months will serve you well. Sure, Swamp of the Underworld was the best jutsu in your arsenal for a while, especially for training, but this will be better. If they can deal with it in a desert, your new jutsu may just prepare them for the Exams. This team does show more promise than the last two, still messing around before Jonin. Slackers. Katsu came to you as the failure of the Uchiha clan, now he has awakened his Sharingan and may be on the way to fixing his little motivation problem. But according to Riko, the depths to which he can cause Genjutsu to go are amazing even among his peers. Late bloomers must be treated rather poorly in his household you guess, good Genjutsu requires knowledge of the feeling you’re trying to make.

Hideaki might have shown the most improvement. Of course, you have to owe a bit to the rest of the team pushing him to do his best. Brings a smile to your face to imagine the stuck up prick of an Elder slamming his head into a wall because of what Hideaki’s developing. And getting a chance to work with a student that’s technically Main House is going to be fun to rub in his face. His poor chakra control has evened out to average among Genin, but still very poor for a Hyuga. The amount he was injured during last mission worries you. Even kids like him who can keep being soft for their friends have an emotional limit. You don’t want him to blow his lid on anything like an important mission, he’s kind of scary if you’re being honest. You still hurt from the first test, and you were wearing armor and using braces under your cloak.
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The last one, Yoko, catches your interest. She had been interesting, calling you out on lies, helping teammates in many ways, even going so far as to dose herself with additional poison. Reminds you of your teacher a bit to be honest. But there have been some problems. For one, she cracks under the pressure of authority! But the real problem you saw on the mission was that she cannot allow herself to rest. It almost cost her a fight during Riko’s test, and if she wasn’t training, she was working to gather things. If she keeps burning the candle on both ends like this, her results will dwindle in your training. Still, her accomplishments are very impressive, if taken in a vacuum. You haven’t seen her try to fight in close combat exclusively, but her scores indicate that she is possibly the worst academy student ever seen in terms of Taijutsu. Briefly, you consider training her in that, but quickly realize the redundancy. Her coordination with puppets and speed make it unlikely that any normal Genin-rank ninja could exploit that weakness without using certain jutsu. Which brings you to the one thing you know she can work on. Genjutsu. She’s not only physically weak, she’s spiritually weak as well. Chakra control is the only thing letting her function, and as she loses rest, her spiritual energy will drop too. That won’t do.

Finishing your meal, you walk over to your small shelf of scrolls and look at it. What gear should you grab?

>Pick one for each student

>Training Weights (Katsu, Strength)
>Stamina Drain Poison (Katsu, Stamina)
>Tension Gloves (Katsu, Seals)

>Mental Disruption Poison (Hideaki, Genjutsu)
>Simplified Textbooks (Hideaki, Ninjutsu)
>Something...only a bit dangerous (Hideaki, Kinjutsu)

>Oh! Hey! You thought you were out of this. (Yoko, Ninjutsu)
>And this too! (Yoko, Genjutsu)
>...okay maybe you’re taking this a bit far. (Yoko, Intelligence)
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>>2109254
>>Stamina Drain Poison (Katsu, Stamina)
>Something...only a bit dangerous (Hideaki, Kinjutsu)
>And this too! (Yoko, Genjutsu)
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>>2109254
>Stamina Drain Poison (Katsu, Stamina)
>Simplified Textbooks (Hideaki, Ninjutsu)
>Oh! Hey! You thought you were out of this. (Yoko, Ninjutsu)
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>>2109254
>>Training Weights (Katsu, Strength)
>Mental Disruption Poison (Hideaki, Genjutsu)
>...okay maybe you’re taking this a bit far. (Yoko, Intelligence)
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>>2109254
>Stamina Drain Poison (Katsu, Stamina)
>Something...only a bit dangerous (Hideaki, Kinjutsu)
>And this too! (Yoko, Genjutsu)
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>>2109254
>Training Weights (Katsu, Strength)
>Simplified Textbooks (Hideaki, Ninjutsu)
>And this too! (Yoko, Genjutsu)
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>>2109254
>Training Weights (Katsu, Strength)
>Mental Disruption Poison (Hideaki, Genjutsu)
>And this too! (Yoko, Genjutsu)
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>>2109254

>>Tension Gloves (Katsu, Seals)

>>Mental Disruption Poison (Hideaki, Genjutsu)

>>And this too! (Yoko, Genjutsu)
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>>2109278
>>2109277
>>2109276
>>2109267
>>2109265
>>2109264
>>2109262
Last vote for katsu takes it
>Strength
>Stamina
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>>2109286
>>Stamina
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>genjutsu
Why does almost every naruto quest MC have to learn it? It's the least fun option.
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>>2109292
Stamina it is.
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>>2109294
I have seen exactly one MC with significant genjutsu focus
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>people passed on a kinjutsu for Hideaki
What happened to loving the mystery box?
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>>2109294
>every
You mean the one boruto quest mc?
>least fun option
yeah because changing an opponents perceived reality is totally lame compared to spitting balls of water at people
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>>2109317
As long as our main emphasis remains on puppets and medicine/poison, I don't see a problem with adding a smidge of genjutsu for fucking with opponents.
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>>2109319
Seriously, it's the first puppet user like ever
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Pulling out a scroll filled with vials of the poison you drained Hideaki with, you place it in a pack and then snatch down another scroll with Mental Disruption. It’s good that you can carry quite a bit this way, and pushing the pack into a seal on the inside of your cloak is quite a nice memento of a person long gone. Pulling the last scroll you forgot about, you look at the seal on it. It was made by your teacher, you remember what you were told it was like. Nothing. She’d never been the same after that, but there had been benefits. Maybe it’s not worth it, the war is over after all, you’re in a time of peace. But you don’t trust it, and it’s better for someone like her to be more prepared than less. Maybe she can handle it.

Packing up, you pull on your cloak slowly, the seals jingling with the sounds of everything inside them. Psyching yourself to go forward, you grab what’s left of your beer and chug it before tossing it in a garbage can by your bed. Small room. Had it since you were a kid, still feels smaller every day. Doing this doesn’t really pay well, a single S Rank could put you in better quarters easily. You could probably pull it off easily too. But that’s not what you want.

‘Be sure to use this to help people, alright Sen?’ Touching the scar on your neck, you test the weight of the cloak, then place it on a hook. ‘Don’t go throwing away the name, bastard.’ You sit down on your small bed, then take off your shoes and socks. ‘Where is she!?’ Just tired, that’s why. Maybe you should just rest. Getting nostalgic again.

Retiring? You can’t do that. Maybe this will be the team where you finally get to stop. So you should make it a good one, go out with a bang.

>You are Yoko Yamisaki
>Maybe you overdid it

Waking up again, no better understanding of your materials having been gained, you get ready for your work. The week off was fun, you figured out a lot, but you’re still getting used to the aftereffects. Sure, your tongue is stronger, it isn’t bruised anymore, and you found out your Thread-Spitting was a bit easier to use. But the extra bit of length is annoying in that it’s not enough to be freaky, just enough to sit weird in your mouth, and you’ve bitten the tip while eating a lot. Oreo goes around your shoulders and you feel a bit sad. You didn’t even get to swap out those coins to buy upgrades. Too much to do, too little time. If only you hadn’t been exhausting yourself to train Flash of Rain.

Oh well. Putting on your clothes, you notice that your hair has gotten a bit too long to work in your current style. Covers your eyes. Annoying and impractical.

>Cut it back to your normal haircut
>Eh, try a ponytail
>There’s enough for a small bun, try that
>Leave it as is and stop procrastinating
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>>2109342
>>Eh, try a ponytail
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>>2109342
>>Eh, try a ponytail
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>>2109342
>Eh, try a ponytail
If it doesn't work, we can always cut it short again.
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>>2109342
>Cut it back to your normal haircut
We have more important things to do than futz around with hair, but leaving it as is would be disadvantageous.
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>>2109342
>Eh, try a ponytail
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>>2109342
>>There’s enough for a small bun, try that
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>>2109345
>>2109346
>>2109347
>>2109348
>>2109349
>>2109350
Yay, Yoko gets to drag her feet!
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Gathering your hair up and quickly tying it into a ponytail with a small cord, you check it and do more for it, trying to make it look not completely terrible. By the time you’re done, quite a while has passed and the whole style changes the way you look. It’s pretty small, but that’s good, means it’s harder to grab. Now you think you look a bit more mature, but maybe that’s just because you’ve been styling your hair the other way since you were a kid. Either way, you think it looks good as you head out. It isn’t too hot out yet, so you take your time as Oreo hangs below the ponytail on your shoulders. It’s hard to beat the relaxing, cool morning after keeping yourself cooped up in your house for a week. If it started raining, this would just be perfect, like a sun shower.

When you get to the training field, Hideaki and Katsurou are both already there. Katsu has a downcast expression, but the feeling in the air is decidedly less than serious as he talks. Not like when he actually is upset. “My life is over.”

Hideaki pats him on the back. “Come on man, she just had something come up. Quit being so serious.” He smiles calmly.

Katsurou still seems to have a raincloud above his head. “I’m not being serious. But I’m still upset. I was kind of exaggerating for a joke.” The lack of laughter hits for a moment.

“It was a good try I guess. How was your week Yoko?” He looks at you same as ever, but then the confused look appears. You haven’t even said anything yet. “Something’s changed.”

A bit confident, you flip your ponytail over your shoulder. “It has.” You’re not normally one to fish for compliments, but you spent time on this hair!

Pointing at the hair, Katsu tries to guide Hideaki’s eyes. He doesn’t notice. “Hm. Did you change your lipstick or something?”

You sigh. It would be wrong to say you weren’t expecting it. “No it’s my hai-wait you thought I wear makeup?”

He tilts his head. “Don’t all girls wear makeup?”

Letting out a sigh, Katsu pats him on the shoulder. “It’s okay, I can see why you’d think that.”

Hideaki looks embarrassed, then tries to recover. “W-well, I mean… I thought you wore makeup.”

You laugh a little. “I couldn’t afford makeup if I wanted to. But no, I changed my hair.”

“No, that’s not it. I can’t put my finger on it.”

>Ask Hideaki to use his Byakugan and do a sketch of your pathways to test your theory on Flash of Rain
>Brag about what you used the week for
>Ask Katsu what happened with Sawako
>[Write-in]
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>>2109410
>Ask Hideaki to use his Byakugan and do a sketch of your pathways to test your theory on Flash of Rain
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>>2109410
>>Ask Katsu what happened with Sawako
Gotta stick up for the one girl that likes us. Time to help fix relationships!
Er... I forget, we DID set them up, right?
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>>2109410
>>Ask Katsu what happened with Sawako
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>>2109410
>>Ask Hideaki to use his Byakugan and do a sketch of your pathways to test your theory on Flash of Rain
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>>2109410
>Ask Katsu what happened with Sawako


>tfw Hideaki knows about our tongue.
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>>2109410
>Ask Hideaki to use his Byakugan and do a sketch of your pathways to test your theory on Flash of Rain
and brag how we made our own jutsu
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>>2109410
>>Ask Katsu what happened with Sawako
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>>2109410
>>Ask Hideaki to use his Byakugan and do a sketch of your pathways to test your theory on Flash of Rain
Silly Katsu. If he doesnt bring it up to us lets snitch on him being all upset to sawako when we see her
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>>2109410
>Ask Katsu what happened with Sawako
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>>2109417
>>2109419
>>2109439
>>2109444
>>2109447
>>2109450
>>2109451
>>2109454
>>2109455
Katsu wins out by an inch. I need 1d100.
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Rolled 21 (1d100)

>>2109463
Here goes I guess
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Rolled 15 (1d100)

>>2109463
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>2109463
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>>2109463
come on snake eyes
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Rolled 54 (1d100)

>>2109463
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>>2109463
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>>2109467
A GOD

YOKO ISN"T SOCIALLY STUPID FOR ONCE
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>>2109467
WEEWOOWEEWOOWEEWOO
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Patting Hideaki on the shoulder, you sigh. He can’t help it if he’s a bit slow. Tensing up for a moment, you realize he might still be a bit sore from last week. “Sorry. Anyways, what’s going on with you Katsu?” What they were talking about before you showed up seemed a bit like it would involve that.

He looks down and smiles, even though you know it isn’t a really enthusiastic one. “Nothing, I had a day out fall through because of scheduling, but other than that I just stayed at home and caught up on my comics.” You remember the talk you had and how determined he was, was Sawako the one who cancelled? That doesn’t sound like her.

“She probably had missions or something. Maybe you can talk to her teacher about it.” You offer up the suggestion knowing how Riko seems to be.

He looks up, pushing his bed-head out of his face. “That’s a good idea.” You smile and Hideaki snaps his fingers loudly.

He shouts. “I got it! Sure, you changed your hair, but I got what I was seeing! Have you been practicing with that thread… tongue… thing?” You see him look confident in his answer, smirking despite not being able to even remember what the technique was called.

“No.” He falls backwards at your denial. You feel a bit bad because he is close. “...I did create a jutsu though, it utilizes my tongue, so if it seems a bit swollen that’s why.” It’s a bit embarrassing if you had to tell them that you’re pretty sure you’ve permanently scarred and messed with your tongue. You’re only saying this the way you are because telling them you spent all week hissing in your room is really embarrassing.

Before anyone can respond, Jun shows up with his accompanying jingle. “Training will be starting today. One of you felt the need to complain about Riko and I letting you fight your own battle on the last mission, so I took the liberty of finding a nice, safe one for you all. Who likes sand?” Oh god no. Wait, does he mean like the village!? If you can get a look at one of their advanced puppets you c- “Trick question. Nobody likes this much sand. We’re tasked with guarding an outpost in the desert. Indefinitely. During that time I will put you through real training. A tight schedule will be followed. Deviations from schedule will be met with punishment. Understood?”

Katsurou responds in a better mood. “Should we go get packed and alert our families? Also are you okay?”

He looks back. “I’m fine, this is just crunch time. Do well and the Chunin Exams may be a goal next year. Arrangements have been made. Ask any more questions then we’ll be off.”

>”What kind of training is this?”
>”Will there be any time for personal training and gathering?”
>”Can we have more details on the outpost?”
>”Who complained?”
>[Write-in]
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>>2109512
>”What kind of training is this?”
>”Will there be any time for personal training and gathering?”
>”Can we have more details on the outpost?”
Well, he did want us to pose any questions we had.
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>our tongue gets long
>obsession with snakes
how long before people start mistaking us for a grass ninja?
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>>2109512
>”What kind of training is this?”
>”Can we have more details on the outpost?”
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>>2109512
>”Will there be any time for personal training and gathering?”
"Because even if not, I'm still bringing my cases with me on the off chance that some snakes and scorpions bother us."
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>>2109512
>>”What kind of training is this?”
>>”Will there be any time for personal training and gathering?”
>>”Can we have more details on the outpost?”
>>”Who complained?”
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>>2109512
>”What kind of training is this?”
>”Will there be any time for personal training and gathering?”
>”Can we have more details on the outpost?”
>I am sorry I blabbed but I kinda got really embarrassed when I met the Third and it slipped out, I'm sorry.
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>>2109529
>>2109528
>>2109525
>>2109524
>>2109517
I will return in a few hours.
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>telling them you spent all week hissing in your room is really embarrassing
>the entire fucking week
Yoko is 110% autismo, and I love it.
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I return to write!
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>>2109950
I don't believe it.
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>>2109978
>not believing it
Anon, all you had to do was believe it. You had one job.
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>>2109997
Leave that shit to Nart whenever he's born in like 15 years.
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You look at Jun, and his eyes harden. Sometimes he’s just goofy, other times he’s some sort of hardened drill instructor. It’s real weird and makes you a bit unsure of what he has planned. “What kind of training is this?”

He frowns a bit deeper. “The kind tailored to be each of your personal hells. We’re keeping safe by the Hokage’s urging, but if there’s no actual combat experience to this then I’m making sure each of you is ready for combat.”

The next question is quick. “Will there be any time for personal training and gathering?” You know there are scorpions and snakes out in the desert that would help revolutionize your poisons. Like an As-

“No. If it’s not on your schedule you don’t do it. Your last excursion crippled a teammate and forced me to accelerate curriculum, so expect no breaks so long as we’re out there.” He seems serious.

“Well, any details about the outpost?”

“It’s abandoned, it’s our job to keep it that way. Food and water will be supplied every other week.”

Hideaki raises his hand. “How long will this mission be?”

“Indefinite.” Jun’s answer only confuses him more until Katsurou whispers what that word means to him. His smile drops. “And yes, your family will know. Here’s your first lesson. ‘A shinobi must prepare before it is too late to.’ Bet you thought when you read that in the rules it was about your equipment, right? It goes beyond that. A shinobi has to be prepared to leave on a long mission at any time.” He talks as if reciting a script from memory. “If a war broke out today, each of you should have been prepared to fight and die for the village at a moment’s notice. That is what the Shinobi Rules are for, to encourage us to live in a way that we are prepared for anything, even death, before it is too late.”

Hideaki raises his hand again as the tension from Jun’s speech subsides. He got really intense there for a moment. “So then why are you telling our families that we’re leaving?”...wow good on him, that’s a pretty good point.

Jun smiles a small amount, not like he’s scheming, but like he’s pleased that someone asked the right question. “Because where our lifestyle doesn’t forgive ignorance, we should. Maybe the Hokage’s urging was just an excuse for me to accelerate my training because you’re all exceeding expectations, maybe not. I wouldn’t read too far into it. Now how many of you are prepared to go through hell for your village?”

Silence.

>”Definitely!”
>”Not as prepared as I could have been, but this is fine.”
>”I’m not doing it for the village, but I’m prepared enough.”
>”Nope!”
>”Write a speech, why don’t you? I’m ready.”
>[Write-in]
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>>2110019
>”Not as prepared as I could have been, but this is fine.”
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>>2110019
>>”I’m not doing it for the village, but I’m prepared enough.”
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>>2110019
>>alright let me go grab my shit
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>>2110019
>”Definitely!”
Workaholic Yoko is a go.
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>>2110019
>”Not as prepared as I could have been, but this is fine.”
"Oreo is gonna be a mess by the time I get back. Any idea how Sand Shinobi keep the grit from messing up puppet joints? If I have to prepare on the way I need to know now."
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>>2110019
>”Not as prepared as I could have been, but this is fine.”
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>>2110019
>>”Not as prepared as I could have been, but this is fine.”

"You do know us not getting any breaks means you not getting any breaks either, right?"
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>>2110025
>>2110026
>>2110031
>>2110032
>>2110038
>>2110041
>>2110044
Okay! Let's see how that complete lack of enthusiasm takes you on you journey! 1d100!
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Rolled 19 (1d100)

>>2110061

Rolling
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Rolled 27 (1d100)

>>2110061
Rolling for apathetic endurance.
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Rolled 45 (1d100)

>>2110061
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Rolled 72 (1d100)

>>2110061
"I guess."
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>>2110061
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>>2110061
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You shrug. “Not as prepared as I could have been, but I’ll be fine. Oreo’s going to be a mess though, sand messes with his joints.” Stroking the puppet affectionately, you can only mentally grieve for him for the journey ahead.

Hideaki shouts. “Yeah! That and more!” He’s...way too happy for the idea of being put through your personal hells. Sure, his family beats him, you knew that. But maybe he’s underestimating Jun? Or he has the right idea, your teacher hasn’t really been too impressive. Katsurou just nods as you ask another question.

“You know that no breaks means you don’t get any either, right?” The dry delivery of the revelation causes him to deflate a bit.

Jun looks around and grumbles. “Goddamnit, I could have been learning that and made one to do this for-” He looks at you. “I’ll be fine. Nothing to do in the desert anyway. No distractions…” He trails off and softly whispers. “...no booze…” He perks up and slaps his thigh, causing more jingles. “Anyways! You won’t need your puppet anyway, I can seal it so it doesn’t get ruined.”

When he proposes the idea, your eyes go wide and you hold Oreo close. “No, I’ll keep him at least until we get there.” This isn’t rational, but dammit you need him, otherwise you can kiss comfort goodbye. Your neck feels naked without him, and it makes you feel vulnerable, like a kid. Even if the sand would tear his parts to shreds over time… you can at least get the time to say goodbye.

He shrugs, as does the rest of Team 9, and the group jumps off towards the Land of Rivers.

It’s really uneventful, takes about a day to cross the easy roads of the Land of Rivers, just one night spent there where Jun forced you all to sleep early. You were alone in your tent, except for Oreo, and it was pretty lonely just listening to the sound of streams. The feeling of the smooth wood as you curled up with your puppet was a good replacement for your plushie, but you know you shouldn’t keep him when you get to Sunagakure. The schedule says you won’t have time to maintain him anyway. Maybe you should just rip off the band-aid? No. You can’t. You can’t be completely alone when you’re sleeping. It would be worthless trying to sleep, you get scared and then you can’t, especially after last mission.

The next day, you get to the border. Jun waits as the desert opens up from the mountain road you’re standing on.

>Ask him to seal Oreo and just try your hardest to overcome your fear.
>Ask him if he’ll seal Oreo and only bring him out during sleep time
>Keep Oreo out, you can always fix him when you get home
>Keep one small segment from Oreo, maybe that will be enough
>[Write-in]
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>>2110114
>Ask him to seal Oreo and just try your hardest to overcome your fear.
Gotta grow up sometime girl. You can do this.
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>>2110114
>Ask him to seal Oreo and just try your hardest to overcome your fear.
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>>2110114
>Ask him to seal Oreo and just try your hardest to overcome your fear.
He's going to (correctly) think we're pathetic if we need Oreo to do mundane things comfortably.
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>>2110114
>>Ask him to seal Oreo and just try your hardest to overcome your fear.
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>>2110119
>>2110120
>>2110123
>>2110127
How cruel.
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Unwrapping Oreo from your shoulders, you look at the snake and pet him again. ‘You’ll just be gone for a little bit, okay Oreo? I’m not abandoning you.’ The conversation in your head serves as your farewell, and as much as you wish you hadn’t pulled up your hair now, no tears fall from your eyes. It’s going to be hard, but you can do it. “Jun-sensei.” You look down and hold out the snake to him. As much as you want to say more, you can’t without letting it all spill. Rule 25, a shinobi never shows their tears. You used to have that whole booklet memorized. But you remember that one. The Jonin grabs the puppet and puts it in his cloak, the tail disappearing even though the snake is too tall for that to normally be possible.

Now alone, you walk back to your team. Oreo was your identity for so long, you’re almost not sure if they’ll recognize you. Katsu is the first to comment. “It’s what’s best for Oreo.” His words actually do help a little, he at least understands what the puppet was for you. It was more of a friend than anyone else for the longest time.

Looking down, Hideaki seems sad, but he quickly puts on a smile. As much as you want to think it’s fake, you know he could never do it that well. “You look taller without him, on the bright side.” That’s a start, it’s not the worst thing he could have said. And you are normally upset by your height. Just stay positive.

The trek resumes, this time your steps are lighter and your group reaches the desert, soft sand making your runs have less impact but end up leaving you all more exhausted. The scorching heat doesn’t help either, but your mask keeps your lips from chapping in the wind. When you reach a small fort with no guards, you all breathe a sigh of relief and collapse onto the sand. How do Suna nin deal with living in such a terrible place?

Jun walks forwards with a flask in his hand and downs it in a go. “Here we are. You all set up camp and get some rest. Training begins this evening, I will be keeping first watch. If you are not sleeping, I will know. Hideaki.” He glares very pointedly at the Hyuga. “No reading or anything like last mission. All you do in tents is sleep.” Squatting on a dune overlooking the fort, the Jonin waves your group off.

Katsu and Hideaki start setting up their tent, and you set up yours with your threads. It’s a neat little trick you figured out. If there was any time you ever wanted Sawako to be around, it would be now. But no. You can do this. Crawling into your tent, you stay outside the covers and your body instinctively gets into position to cuddle something. But it isn’t there. You lay on your back. At least the sand under the bedroll is soft.

You close your eyes.

>Did you hear something?
>Is something moving under your tent?
>Maybe you should check to make sure Hideaki and Katsu aren’t goofing off instead of sleeping.
>Use Calming Hiss, maybe you can force yourself to sleep
>[Write-in]
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>>2110172
>>Is something moving under your tent?
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>>2110172
>>Is something moving under your tent?
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>>2110172
>Is something moving under your tent?
We forgot to walk without rhythm.
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>>2110172
>>Is something moving under your tent?
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>>2110173
>>2110175
>>2110177
>>2110178
Okay. Roll me 1d100.
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>2110185
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>>2110185
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>>2110185
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>>2110185
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Something moved under your bedroll, you’re sure of it, so you sit up and pop out of your tent to start digging. The sun beats down on you as you scrape the sand under the tent, each handful brings you close to the movement, and eventually you find the culprit. In the palm of your glove is a small centipede, which is odd, you were sure that those were more of a moist environment type of thing. Its pincers flex back and forth like sickles as it starts to appear bigger. The creature becomes the size of your hand, then it turns and snips at your finger in the thick glove. You try to move as the bug chomps, but it’s too late.

The digit comes off and you scream as it falls to the ground, then another, and the fallen fingers are becoming more bugs, and more, larger. They cut and rip chunks of flesh from you and you are in pure agony. Eventually the swarm of bugs covers your eyes and the world is a crawling black. Then your eyes open and you see a large solar eclipse with nine figures around it. Four of them become the graverobbers, but the only smiling one is Hachiro. The eclipse becomes the mask from the mansion, its jaw opening, and opening, and opening with skin stretching and ripping and cracking. Then a loud shriek fills the air causing your ears to bleed.

Waking up in a cold sweat, you bolt up and check the time. You were only asleep for about ten minutes and you aren’t sure what you dreamed but it’s no good. Sleeping normally isn’t going to happen. You need to do something to get better, but you didn’t bring anything . At least you have more time to try again, otherwise you would have probably been dead tired during training.
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Hissing might do it, like a white noise, and it would possibly help you soothe yourself? The trancing effects you observed could definitely get you started on a peaceful sleep at least. Of course, you’re not sure how it would be on your tongue, it’s only just started feeling better. Maybe it would be like working it out?

It might give away your position, put it in the back pocket. You could just try to give it another shot, maybe you just got unlucky this time, and if you try again you’ll just wake up feeling rested. It’s not like you aren’t tired. On the contrary, you haven’t really slept well for a week, just passed out from exhaustion due to training. Getting to sleep probably won’t be the issue, but powering through the nightmares isn’t as easy as it sounds. Could be worth a try.

Or...as much as it pains you to do this, the best option. You just ask if you can stay in the tent with Katsu and Hideaki. It would be offensive to your sensibilities, they’re boys, you’re a girl, you shouldn’t sleep in the same tent. But you’re also shinobi, and the professional way should be the way to go. If you wake up screaming, you could give away your position. And as is, you’re the member most vulnerable to ambush due to being away from your team. It would have a lot of tactical advantages, and you could get some sleep, but… you’re a girl.

>Use Calming Hiss
>Just try to power through again (Genjutsu, Very Hard)
>Swallow your pride and ask to stay in the tent with the rest of Team 9
>[Write-in]
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>>2110208
>>[Write-in]
>Just barge in.
Fuck politeness, we're tired.
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>>2110206
>Swallow your pride and ask to stay in the tent with the rest of Team 9
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>>2110208
>Use Calming Hiss
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Bah, I'll switch to rooming with the team if it breaks the tie.
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I think I'll just leave this vote for the evening and resume tomorrow. My hands are cramping. If you hadn't rolled that 94 you would have had to go into training exhausted. Which is not a good way to be.
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>>2110208
>Just try to power through again (Genjutsu, Very Hard)
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>>2110208
>Just try to power through again (Genjutsu, Very Hard)
We can do it!
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>>2110208
>Just try to power through again (Genjutsu, Very Hard)
I BELIEVE
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>>2110208
>Swallow your pride and ask to stay in the tent with the rest of Team 9
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>>2110208
>Swallow your pride and ask to stay in the tent with the rest of Team 9
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>>2110208
>Just try to power through again (Genjutsu, Very Hard)
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>>2110208
>Just try to power through again (Genjutsu, Very Hard)
BELIEVE IT
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>>2110208
>>Just try to power through again (Genjutsu, Very Hard)
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>>2110208
>Just try to power through again (Genjutsu, Very Hard)
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>>2110497
>>2110491
>>2110449
>>2110441
>>2110372
>>2110261
>>2110232
>>2110215
>>2110212
>>2110209
Well. You better hope for a critical success. 1d100-10
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Rolled 57 - 10 (1d100 - 10)

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Rolled 33 - 10 (1d100 - 10)

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Rolled 51 - 10 (1d100 - 10)

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>>2110572
>>2110566
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>>2110564
You tried. And that's the important part. Writing.
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>>2110579
YO

YOU HAVE THE LUCK AGAIN
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>>2110582
So a natural 96 isn't enough?
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>>2110585
No. A modified 86 is not enough to overcome a week of fatigue and mental exhaustion from not taking any rest opportunities given. If you had rolled an unmodified 100, you would have passed the DC of 90 to basically slam yourself into unconsciousness with no dreams.
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>>2110585
Very Hard means the DC is fucking insane. Don't ever pick those options
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>>2110587
Let me put on my QM's hat to tell you that rest is a very important thing and trying to overcome a natural human biological limitation by normal willpower is a bad idea.
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>>2110588

We should sometimes, but not always.

Especially when we’re not well rested.
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>>2110588
If Very Hard is the QMs way of saying "Don't choose this option" then either that option or difficulty ratings shouldn't be included at all. If anything tell us the DC after we vote.
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>>2110597
"Very Hard" is meant to signify that succeeding at this option is... Very Hard. Doesn't mean it isn't always a valid option if you feel your luck is good. Sometimes they're very hard because they have good rewards (like Thread-spitting was created by a Very Hard), other times they're very hard because trying to do that would be very hard. Read the situation and vote accordingly.
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Things anons need to learn from this:
Very Hard means very fucking hard. It is essentially never worth attempting.
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>>2110599

It means that we should be careful and think about everything before picking it.
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Closing your eyes again, you try to get some shut-eye and some rest so you’re good for training. But the sun is coming through that small hole in the tent onto your eyelids, so you roll over. Then your legs are on top of each other, and getting too warm so you spread them apart. But your thighs are still warm so you get a sheet and put it in between them folded a bit to spread them apart so they don’t get all warm and sweaty and disgusting. It works for a bit but now you’re a bit too warm on the leg under the sheet, so you roll onto your other side. But now you think you may be laying on a rock so you get up and move your bedroll. Only now when you lay down the light from the hole is on your eyelids again. So you turn so your head is where your feet were, but now you’re a bit worried because the entrance is behind you.

This continues for the rest of the allotted sleeping time. You don’t catch a wink and because you had nothing else to work on, you can’t make an excuse that you were just too busy thinking. It just doesn’t make sense! You’ve been depleting your chakra reserves until you passed out for the last week! You’ve been getting three naps a day basically, so why are you tired? It doesn’t really matter you suppose. When your alarm on your watch goes off for your training time, you groan and pull yourself up. Hair goes in a messy ponytail and you exit the tent into the cool evening. Living feels like death. At least there was no more nightmares this way.

>You are now Exhausted, any use of jutsu runs a chance of causing a large consumption of chakra, you cannot perform the Mystical Palm or Chakra Threads: Dead Man Walking safely in this state, all Opposed rolls are at a -5

Walking to Jun, you know you’re the first person to train of the night, and your schedule says it will take all night. He turns to you and produces a scroll with a small rubber seal bearing a small cross of eyes on it. He looks down at it and sighs. “This is something my teacher used to train one of my teammates. It took about a month, and another month of recovery in the form of meditation. You’ve done better than expected so far though, so I’ve tweaked it to go on a cycle in your training since we have time for more than one round. Probably.” Pulling the seal, he opens the scroll and produces a large full head helmet with no holes from the storage seal in it.

Looking closer, the headwear has various seals and compartments on it. “What is it?” It looks scary despite just being a metal head covering.

“It’s a training tool for detecting Genjutsu. You’ll probably be out of it for a fair bit, but I’ll take you out for meals.” You look down at the tool and feel a palpable sense of dread.

“Well what does it do?”

“I’m not sure, I wasn’t the one who used it. But it’s effective.”

>”Is it safe?”
>”Can I get some breakfast first?”
>Put it on and get started
>[Write-in]
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>>2110638
>Put it on and get started
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>>2110638
>Put it on and get started
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>>2110638
>”Can I get some breakfast first?”
Something to at least just start us to full consciousness.
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>>2110638
>>”Can I get some breakfast first?”
Might help us out a bit, atleast in character.
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>>2110638
>”Can I get some breakfast first?”
Lets try to mitigate our exhaustion.
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>>2110638
>”Can I get some breakfast first?”
If we don't have to wear it for meals, then it only saves time to eat first.
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>>2110638
>>”Can I get some breakfast first?”
Food would be good.
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Yawning, you look at the helmet. “Can I at least get some breakfast first?” Maybe some food would help you deal with your exhaustion, so you could possibly not find this terrible or pass out or whatever. You have a really bad feeling about this.

Jun frowns. “Yoko, is that on the schedule?”

Looking down, you feel angry, sad, and ashamed at your inability to even get enough sleep to recall that. “No.”

He sighs. “You can have a larger lunch, I don’t want to use this on you with a full stomach just yet. First thing she did when she used it was vomit.” Jun puts a hand to his face, then digs out a small black pill. “This is safer. It’s a less potent variant of a soldier pill. Don’t let you give the real thing to kids anymore so this will do.”

You take it and pop it in your mouth. It tastes horrible but you should be able to stay awake at least. But you hear the crash from these is enough to put stronger shinobi in the hospital. Lucky this is diluted, so maybe it will help you get to sleep. You’re nourished though, these are officially ration pills after all.

Jun waits, then picks up the helm and puts it on your head, the ponytail slipping under it and the pitch black inside smothering you. “Okay, I’m activating it, try to keep your eyes open and your mouth closed. I think that was the order she said. Been a while. If that doesn’t work try eyes closed and mouth open.” Great. You open your eyes wide and clasp down your mouth.

A large amount of seals on the inside of the helmet flash and nothing seems to happen. Then a man with a low voice talks. He sounds old. “This is a real voice.” Next, the same voice plays again, but it’s not as haggard sounding. “This is a fake voice.” You catch on pretty quick, and when the scent of flowers fills the helmet you can imagine it saying ‘This is a real scent’. When the less subtle and full scent of lilacs floods in, you recognize it as a fake scent, this is easy.

“Try to relax so you can better understand what you’re feeling, this is where it will be getting hard. Focus on my voice and the sensations.” The voice is the same, it almost sounds familiar but that’s normally the case with recordings you feel. These seals must have recordings and smells and such sealed, must have something to affect the pathways in your brai- you taste a bit of iron like you licked a papercut, it quickly coats your tongue and you cough. Ew. “This is a real taste.”

Suddenly your tongue is alight with the coppery and bitter taste of blood, feeling your gag reflex kick in as the vile taste consumes your mouth. You heave and heave but nothing comes out. “This is a fake taste.”

>Keep focusing on the feelings
>Go numb
>Scream
>[Write-in]
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>>2110723
>>Keep focusing on the feelings
Gotta work hard.
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>>2110723
>Keep focusing on the feelings
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>>2110723
>>Keep focusing on the feelings
I bet somebody would say we couldn't handle this
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>>2110723
>Keep focusing on the feelings
Wow, I wonder if Jun's old teacher made this device, if so she sounds like a scary lady.
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>>2110729
>>2110739
>>2110742
>>2110744
Roll me a d100
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Rolled 9 (1d100)

>>2110753
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>2110753
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>>2110753
Hopefully the mindfuck isn't too terrible. Oh who am I kidding? We do this in the name of Oro-senpai!
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>2110753
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Rolled 83 (1d100)

>>2110753
>>2110762
well that's embarrassing, I think I hit the minus button instead of plus.
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>2110753
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Just slipping in now after being away for 2 threads

Whats happening hermanos?
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>>2110779
>2 threads
>this is thread 3
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>>2110786
Exactly
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>>2110779
We went on a mission to rescue a monk corpse and got loads of loot and materials while doing it, we impressed pedosnek senpai while deeply disturbing the Third, we spent all week hissing in our room, and our master has us on a shitty desert patrol mission because we told the Third he was fucking Riko in the bushes.
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>>2110799
Just an amazing summary and I love it.
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>>2110799
>spent all week hissing in our room

Really was there ever any doubt we were going to follow Orochimaru?
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>>2110816
Not since meeting him.
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Coughing a bit to try and clear it out, the taste eventually fades. Just have to power through, you can do it, you’ve coughed up blood from tests plenty of times. Bring it on! “This is real sight.” Two seals glow and the helmet suddenly has eyeholes. You look out, seeing Jun placing a foot on the helmet above you and standing there as he maintains a Tiger seal, his vision somewhere else. The sky is above you so you have to assume you’re on the ground.

The seals flash again and you see that Jun is now a large feral wolf trying to gnaw away at the helmet and vultures swarm overhead. “This is fake sight.” You can kind of see the inconsistencies if you squint, mostly because that doesn’t change your vision of the scene as much as it should. You get the feeling that these are supposed to be the easy ones and it will get harder as training goes on. The seals flash again and the eyeholes are gone.

Suddenly the feeling of something heavy and metal slamming into the side of your head rocks your world and you yelp in pain and shock. You can feel a bit of blood leaking out for a moment before it gets daubed away. “This is real pain.” Still sore and wishing you could nurse that wound yourself as well, you try to figure out what this feels like for the inevitable follow-

“This is fake pain.” The sensation of wind hits first, followed by the feeling of the other side of your head caving in, you feel an eye come out as you scream, but you quickly realize this isn’t true, as otherwise you would be seeing the light at the bottom of the helmet. It still hurts. A lot. You can recognize it isn’t real but that doesn’t help you as much. Suddenly you snap out of it.

Your mouth is open as a cloth goes over it and something pours. Suddenly you can’t breathe as you jerk around and struggle. Gasping, you can’t draw breath and you can feel your chest starting to ache from the effort. After a minute of pure, agonizing torture, it stops and you take a deep breath. “That was the feeling of drowning.” Oh god no, please no.

“This is a Genjutsu of the same sensation.” Screaming and writhing as you try to draw breath, you can do it but it draws in water, then pushes it out and each moment hurts as you breathe in and out. This is painful and horrifying and not at all in the same way. Eventually it stops and you dry heave again.
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Jun takes off the helmet and you sputter. “Lunch time.” It felt so much shorter than it was, but about three hours seem to have passed as you scramble about on the desert. Sitting up, you instinctively reach for where Oreo would be, then look around for him as if you lost him before remembering where he is. Looking over, you see Jun has rice in a large pot with some sauce and dried veggies on it. Four bowls and spoons rest by it. “Training food, gotta keep a regular diet.”

He makes the Tiger seal again and looks off towards another place in the sand, there you can see a large swampy mud patch with stone outcroppings that look jagged and sharp covered in green slime. This...it’s some jutsu, something strong, at least A rank. Katsu and Hideaki seem to be trapped, trying to get out, both in the center being sucked into the bog. Jun releases the hand seal and they start making progress.

>Serve food for your entire team, they’re probably having just as much of a hard time
>Get your food, eat, and get back in the helmet as quickly as possible. Training waits for no man.
>Get your food, eat, and ask Jun-sensei if you can take a nap during the rest of lunch
>[Write-in]
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>>2110831
>>Get your food, eat, and get back in the helmet as quickly as possible. Training waits for no man.
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>>2110831
>>Get your food, eat, and get back in the helmet as quickly as possible. Training waits for no man.
Jun would probably prepare food for them as well and he already told us off for trying to deviate from the schedule.
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>>2110831
>Get your food, eat, and ask Jun-sensei if you can take a nap during the rest of lunch
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>>2110831
>>Get your food, eat, and ask Jun-sensei if you can take a nap during the rest of lunch
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>>2110831
>Serve food for your entire team, they’re probably having just as much of a hard time
We aren't the only ones suffering here.
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>>2110831
>Serve food for your entire team, they’re probably having just as much of a hard time
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>>2110840
>>2110837
>>2110835

Stop trying to rush through things.
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>>2110831
>Get your food, eat, and ask Jun-sensei if you can take a nap during the rest of lunch
Poor Yoko
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Guys, he's just going to tell us naps aren't on the schedule, and we'll look weak to boot. Just save it for tonight and sleep with the rest of the team.
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>>2110853
Technically, it would still be lunch time. We're just napping for the rest after eating.
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>>2110853
l...lewd
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>>2110835
>>2110837
>>2110839
>>2110840
>>2110841
>>2110843
>>2110851
Lookin like nap. Give me another 1d100.
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Rolled 2 (1d100)

>>2110861
rollin rollin rollin rawhiiiiide
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>>2110831
>serve food
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Rolled 41 (1d100)

>>2110861
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>2110861
nat 1 here
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Rolled 15 (1d100)

>>2110861
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Rolled 62 (1d100)

>>2110861
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>>2110862
>>2110865
>>2110866
>>2110868
>>2110869
That 2
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>2110861
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You walk over and get a heaping bowl, then chow down. It’s actually kind of sweet, so you take big bites and wash them with water from your canteen. Making pleased noises as you fill your belly, you turn to Jun. You remember the schedule, but if you have time left over in a block… “Jun-sensei, after I’m done eating can I take a nap?” Taking another large chomp off your spoon, you wait for an answer.

He sighs as he watches Hideaki and Katsu try to escape at roughly the same speed, it’s odd that they’re going at the same speed. Katsu is normally really fast but he seems to be straining to even move. Hideaki looks completely focused as he goes forward, but his large size seems to be slowing him down. “I’m not sure if that would be wise, getting used to it would be bad.”

Casting an expression downwards as you finish the entirety of your meal, then scrape around a few dried peas, you respond with no enthusiasm. “Okay.”

Jun holds a neutral expression, for a while really, as he looks at you. A loud, exasperated sigh escapes his mouth as he rolls his eyes. “Fine. But you sleep in the sand so I can keep an eye on you. And only today.” He mutters under his breath. “Damn puppydog eyes and acting all hurt ‘n shit…”

You nod and put your head in your hands, out like a light now that you aren’t alone.

Surprisingly, no dreams come as you’re woken up only about five minutes later. “Time’s up, helmet goes back on. Hideaki, Katsu, go stand over there.” You’re reluctant as the other two spring off, Katsu looking completely out of breath only halfway there. Jun makes the seals for Boar and Tiger, and yells out. “Earth Release: Swamp of the Underworld!” Suddenly, the ground under them becomes like the marsh from before. Eventually, you comply and put on the helmet, a sudden kick to the outside starts it and the voice returns going through more tortures and sensations.
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Taking them all in stride now that you know you can sleep without nightmares, you think as you memorize. You need to sleep, that sweet bit you got was tantalizing, so you try to consider how you sleep. Normally, you like snuggling something like Oreo or your plushie, and sleeping bags are fine with you. But if you were in a sleeping bag you’d overheat so quickly. Maybe the Calming Hiss was the answer, you don’t know what you were thinking staying with the boys. That would be just...crazy. You’d...never be that desperate. Hideaki probably wouldn’t judge, and given how much Katsurou naps he has no room to talk. Not that you’d ever do it anyway! But it’s not like you sleep naked.

The helmet comes off for a dinner of the same thing, Hideaki is already halfway to the food and Katsurou is lagging behind a lot. Poor guy. You need to handle your sleeping arrangements, you can already feel the crash from the soldier pill coming on. After this you have time for a team-building exercise, but you don’t know what.

>Get your food and ask the rest of the team if you can all sleep in the same tent. For tactical reasons.
>Get your food and just try to think on your training
>Eat and ask how their training is going
>[Write-in]
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>>2110912
>Eat and ask how their training is going
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>>2110912
>>Eat and ask how their training is going

>Get your food and ask the rest of the team if you can all sleep in the same tent. For tactical reasons.
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>>2110912
>>Eat and ask how their training is going
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>>2110912
>Get your food and ask the rest of the team if you can all sleep in the same tent. For tactical reasons.
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>>2110912
>>Get your food and ask the rest of the team if you can all sleep in the same tent. For tactical reasons.
yea lets not be so stubborn tonight
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>>2110912
>Get your food and ask the rest of the team if you can all sleep in the same tent. For tactical reasons.
Swallow that fucking pride. This needs to be done to wean us off of Oreo's presence.
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>>2110912
>Eat and ask how their training is going
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>>2110917
>>2110918
>>2110921
>>2110927
>>2110929
>>2110935
>>2110940
Tent it is.
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You scoop out another large bowl and pick up your spoon, eating before you possibly suffer a crash from the pill. It doesn’t seem to come and you just end up making a lot of noise as you scarf down the rice. Hideaki gets his food and sits down, followed by Katsu. The Uchiha collapses with his bowl onto his stomach, then eats in a prone position. “How many days has it been?”

Hideaki looks at him with a serious look to his eyes. “Not even one.” Katsurou groans in pain as he eats, but the Hyuga just looks intensely at his food, always hesitating before eating it. “What poison does he have you on?” He looks over at you, speaking much more seriously than he ever has. “Because everything is beetles for me.”

Oh...kay? He must be under the effects of whatever poison Jun used on Katsurou before. And you’d have to guess the opposite is true as well. “None, but I am getting smacked with hammers, drowned, and mentally attacked.” Katsu and Hideaki look at you with a serious face. “It’s to help me recognize Genjutsu I guess.”

“You’re afraid of beetles, Hideaki?” Katsurou seems to be a bit behind in his exhaustion.

The Hyuga nods. “Yeah. What of it?”

You look at him and try to think of how to breach the conversation naturally. “Are you afraid of ladybugs?”

“No.”

“Well they’re beetles.”

He sighs. “They’re not scary beetles though. You afraid of being out at night?”

Twisting your head, you wonder where he’s going with this. “No?”

“Then why are you afraid of dark basements?” Oh. You weren’t paying attention.

Katsurou lets out a sigh. “We’re all a bit on edge, I was just curious was all.”

Seizing the opportunity, you talk softly. “I’ve...actually been having trouble sleeping. Now that you mention that, Hideaki.” They look at you and you realize you said that wrong. Try to recover! “I-it’s just that I’m alone in my own tent and if an ambush happened, I’d be the first to get taken, and I’m the medic! That’s why I can’t sleep, and I don’t have my weapon with me so it would be hard to defend myself!”

Katsurou is the one to respond. “What do you want us to do about it? Hideaki could sleep over in your tent, I guess.”

>”I was actually hoping I could sleep in a tent with both of you, it’s safer.”
>”What, does he snore or something?”
>”On second thought, I can handle myself.”
>[Write-in]
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>>2110991
>>”I was actually hoping I could sleep in a tent with both of you, it’s safer.”
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>>2110991
>>”I was actually hoping I could sleep in a tent with both of you, it’s safer.”
Let's be real they're all 12 here, nothing overly weird could happen besides excessive cuddling in their sleep.
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>>2110991
>”What, does he snore or something?”
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>>2110991
>>”I was actually hoping I could sleep in a tent with both of you, it’s safer.”
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>>2110991
>”I was actually hoping I could sleep in a tent with both of you, it’s safer.”
Whatever we do, don't think of the lewd implications of asking to bed with two fit and attractive boys.
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>>2110995
>>2110996
>>2110998
>>2111000
Okay, taking a short break
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You reluctantly answer. “I was actually hoping I could sleep in a tent with both of you, for safety.” Dammit, they had to drag it out of you. Rubbing at your shoulder where Oreo would be unconsciously, you await the answer, but Hideaki seems like he’s distracted until he replies quickly.

“Sure, I’ll be having issues sleeping too.” The Hyuga has to force himself to blink, but he smiles the same as he normally does.

Katsurou is less forgiving. “I’ll pass, you’ll both keep me awake, and Sawako says Yoko talks in her sleep and I’m a light sleeper. Besides, you don’t seem to have trouble without me, so you two can go off on your own for tents. More room for me.” With the way he talks, it’s hard to tell if he’s mad.

You ask the question to clear the air. “Why are you so angry?” Hideaki nods in approval of the question.

“I’m not angry, well, just a bit for being the butt of everything we do as a team. Nobody had a mark for me in the fight, I was a distraction in the test, not once have I even been asked to go on a gathering trip with you two, you poisoned me, and you decided to just sketch it happening, and just when I think everything just might be going right for once… one of you opens their dumb trap and gets Jun and Riko a talk that ends up putting us in the goddamn desert and Team 6 on a trip to Kusagakure the one day I decided I’d try to hang out with her.” The deadpan tone disappears for a few words as he makes his speech. “Huh, maybe I am a bit angry. But I actually do sleep better alone and would prefer my own tent.”

There’s silence for the rest of the meal before Jun returns from the dune and pops a pill similar to the one he gave you. “Team-building time, I’m kind of tired of looking at you all struggle so we’ll call this a light session.” The sun is starting to rise over the horizon.

Hideaki looks at him, obviously less than happy. Must be an effect of the poison. “Are we going to sing campfire songs and talk about our feelings?” Wait, you never knew he could use sarcasm! Or even that he knew what it is!

“No songs, but I think we might not all know enough about each other. So we’re all going to take turns saying why we became shinobi.” Jun picks up a wooden spoon, giving you a momentary trauma flashback to home. “I’ll start. I became a ninja because it was what my adoptive father did.”

He tosses it to you.

>”I became a ninja because I didn’t want to end up like my dad, working under someone’s thumb for pocket change.”
>”I just kind of wanted to, I thought I’d be good at it.”
>”My mom’s friend Naoko encouraged it, she was the one who taught me all I know about medical ninjutsu.”
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>>2111186
>”I became a ninja because I didn’t want to end up like my dad, working under someone’s thumb for pocket change.”
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>>2111186
>>”I became a ninja because I didn’t want to end up like my dad, working under someone’s thumb for pocket change.”
Harsh, but true.
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>>2111186
>My mom’s friend Naoko encouraged it, she was the one who taught me all I know about medical ninjutsu.”
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>>2111186
>>”I became a ninja because I didn’t want to end up like my dad, working under someone’s thumb for pocket change.”
I like this because it has a kernel of our 'fuck the clans' mentality.
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>>2111186
>>”I became a ninja because I didn’t want to end up like my dad, working under someone’s thumb for pocket change.”
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>>2111186
>”I became a ninja because I didn’t want to end up like my dad, working under someone’s thumb for pocket change.”
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>>2111186
>”I became a ninja because I didn’t want to end up like my dad, working under someone’s thumb for pocket change.”
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>>2111186
>”I became a ninja because I didn’t want to end up like my dad, working under someone’s thumb for pocket change.”
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Damn, you're all in sync.
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Given Katsu's rant, I think we should probably try to spend more time helping our team instead of doing solo stuff to make Yoko stronger. You get out of a team what you put into it, after all.
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>>2111274

Let's also spend time relaxing as well.
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”I became a ninja because I didn’t want to end up like my dad, working under someone’s thumb for pocket change.” It’s a question you’ve asked yourself a few times, so it’s pretty simple to answer. You toss it to Katsurou as the rest of the group looks at you. “What? My dad works for a company that barely pays him enough to live. I don’t want that.”

Katsurou clears the air. “Well, it’s what Uchiha do. We’re the Military Police after all. If it had to be why I decided to do this, it would be to join the Military Police.” Hmm, his feelings about what you did to the graverobber make a bit more sense now. And a bit of why he tried to catch that senbon at first, only supremely skilled ninja can join the Military Police. He tosses the spoon to Hideaki.

Hideaki looks at it, clenches it tight and stops staring at it. You wonder how the poison is going to hit him as time goes on. “I’m supposed to be the prodigy who got spared his seal as a kid for his potential, but I’m not, so I want to be able to prove that I deserve what I have even if I’m not the best.” He throws the spoon overhand at Jun, who has to catch it with both hands. What seal? It sounds like clan stuff.

“Good. We’re learning a bit. Hideaki, ask me a question.” He holds the spoon for a moment, then shakes out his hands.

The Hyuga ponders, then you can see the moment he decides to go for the throat. He’s being much less sweet today, but it must have to do with the poison making him irritable. “What do you do in your spare time?” Oh man, this is going to be funny, he’ll have to admit that he’s a drunk or a lech, whatever that exactly means. You have an idea, but you’re not 100% on it.
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Jun considers for a second. “When I’m not working missions or supervising this team… let’s see. I don’t really do much but I train, meditate, and keep myself sociable by going out to bars and meeting friends. Last week I met Miss Nakano, Riko as you know her, for a few nights out. We discussed politics over dinner. Boring if I’m being honest.” That’s...you don’t believe him. He seems serious though, and the Jonin tosses the spoon to Katsurou. “Toss it to whoever isn’t me after you answer.”

He looks down and his hair covers his face. “I practice with my clan techniques, play flute and piano, and take naps. Oh, and I read Tetsu’s Will whenever the writer isn’t deathly ill or responding to too many letters.” That must be the comic he was discussing with Sawako. You’d never touch the things, they’re way too trashy and cheesy for you. Katsu tosses the spoon to Hideaki.

“I take care of the koi in the pond, and I’ve been trying to save up for an aquarium so I can have other fish of my own. My dad had me take up bonsai but I’m not any good at it.” He responds softly, like he’s relaxing a bit, before tossing the spoon underhand to you.

>”I maintain Oreo and make new poisons. Also I’ve been learning more on making jutsu.”
>”I used to read mystery novels when I was a student, but I haven’t kept up on it.”
>”Ehm...I spent last week in my room hissing to make a new jutsu. All of it. Being honest.”
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>>2111332
>”I maintain Oreo and make new poisons. Also I’ve been learning more on making jutsu.”
>”I used to read mystery novels when I was a student, but I haven’t kept up on it.”
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>>2111332
>”Ehm...I spent last week in my room hissing to make a new jutsu. All of it. Being honest.”
>[Write-in]

Embarrassed yet proud smile, too.
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>>2111332
>”I maintain Oreo and make new poisons. Also I’ve been learning more on making jutsu.”
>”Ehm...I spent last week in my room hissing to make a new jutsu. All of it. Being honest.”
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>>2111332
>”I used to read mystery novels when I was a student, but I haven’t kept up on it.”
>”I maintain Oreo and make new poisons. Also I’ve been learning more on making jutsu.”
>Captcha: Stop Land
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>>2111332
>”Ehm...I spent last week in my room hissing to make a new jutsu. All of it. Being honest.”
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>>2111332
>>”I maintain Oreo and make new poisons. Also I’ve been learning more on making jutsu.”
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>>2111332
>>”I maintain Oreo and make new poisons. Also I’ve been learning more on making jutsu.”
>>”Ehm...I spent last week in my room hissing to make a new jutsu. All of it. Being honest.”
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Roll me 1d100+5
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Rolling
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Rolling for autism
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”I maintain Oreo and make new poisons. Also I’ve been learning more on making jutsu.” The other two Genin look at you like you’re purple, and without Oreo around your neck you feel a little exposed. Jun simply nods, then you make to give him the wooden spoon, but he stops you.

He shakes his head. “No, but what do you do for fun?”

You crouch backwards and start anxiously playing with your ponytail. “Uhm...I decided to style my hair differently. Let’s see… I went to the library and picked up some books.” Speaking quietly, you mumble under your breath. “Spent my whole week hissing in my room.”

Jun isn’t kind enough to let that slip. “What was that?”

“I kind of, you know, spent last week in my room.”

Katsurou scoffs. “I do that all the time.”

“Hissing.” The funny looks are there again. “It was for a jutsu! I just kind of got carried away and spent all week on it. That and some reading.” Hideaki laughs and Katsurou follows up.

Hideaki looks at Katsu like he’s upset. “What are you laughing at? You’re the one who reads comics.”

Katsu shoots back. “Bonsai?”

You weigh in. “Hey, cute little trees are cool. And Sawako likes that comic so it can’t be too bad.” They look over at you. “But let’s not get over the fact that Jun-sensei is clearly lying.” All your gazes turn to the Jonin, drinking from his flask again.

He coughs. “What? I was honest. Being impaired is for everyone’s sake, if I wasn’t poisoning myself with booze I would have been Hokage ages ago.” He finishes the flask and the rest of the team laughs at his expense, Jun smiles along. “Okay, the sun’s rising, get ready to sleep. Be sure to brush your teeth, that rice will rot them in a week if you don’t. Family recipe.”

>Try one more time to get Katsu to stay in the tent with you and Hideaki
>Decide to sleep on your own, you need to get past this
>Just get Hideaki in your tent, you kind of want to make sure he’s not going to snore
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>>2111506
>Try one more time to get Katsu to stay in the tent with you and Hideaki
Team Unity.
Also I'm sure Sawako isn't going to assume anything untoward. Yoko is pricklier than a cactus.
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>>2111506
>>Just get Hideaki in your tent, you kind of want to make sure he’s not going to snore
I'm not gonna push the guy who's feeling butthurt.
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>>2111506
>Just get Hideaki in your tent, you kind of want to make sure he’s not going to snore
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>>2111506
>Just get Hideaki in your tent, you kind of want to make sure he’s not going to snore
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>>2111506
>Try one more time to get Katsu to stay in the tent with you and Hideaki
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>>2111506
>>Try one more time to get Katsu to stay in the tent with you and Hideaki

>Offer ear muffs
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>>2111506
>Just get Hideaki in your tent, you kind of want to make sure he’s not going to snore
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Gonna eat dinner and return in an hour or so
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>>2111538
supporting
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>>2111506
>Try one more time to get Katsu to stay in the tent with you and Hideaki
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>>2111506
>>Try one more time to get Katsu to stay in the tent with you and Hideaki
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>>2111521
Okay. See if you can convince him. 1d100
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Why do we care where he sleeps
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>>2111683
People are trying to force a team bonding moment despite it being made clear he'd rather sleep alone.
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>>2111695
Well, you know what they say. Nothing forges a stronger friendship than trying to force an angry person to spend time with you when they already explicitly said no.
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You look over at Katsu, he’d been the one who was on your side when your time in Team 9 started, so you’d rather he felt more included. “You sure you don’t want to just stay in the tent with us?” He looks over at you and sighs.

“Listen, I’m being truthful when I say that I sleep better alone. And...I don’t know, I don’t feel comfortable sleeping in the same tent as you.” It sounds like he’s trying not to hurt your feelings, and he’s being very professional about this.

Feeling a bit coddled and offended, you huff a little. “If it’s about Sawako, she’s not going to care if we sleep in a tent as a team.” What an idiot, Sawako knows you’d never do that.

“Yeaaah, that’s not the reason. I appreciate you telling me about Sawako’s feelings and all...but you tortured a man for hours and minimal reason when you could have used a rat or something. Trust me, I get we’re ninjas, and that’s kind of our job. But there’s a line when it crosses into being a bit much.” He smiles sheepishly. “You looked kind of cute when we had just met, but you’re way too intense for me to feel...well, safe around as well. Planning to join the MPs and all.”

Wait...what? You thought you were really good friends, but maybe you were just confusing a professional relationship with friendship. “Well thanks for telling me.” You add a bit of sarcasm and he frowns.

Katsu shakes his head. “It’s nothing personal, Yoko. I would say the same things to anyone who did what you did. I hope we can continue being good teammates.” He puts out a hand to shake, and you do so with more than a little anger. Yeah, you can be professional, that’s fine.

Katsu walks towards his tent as Hideaki exits it with his stuff in hand, then moves it to your tent. He waves. “I’ll take the left side.” You nod and get into the tent, putting your boots by the door. “Doesn’t matter anyway, he’s a weirdo, he sleeps with that scarf around his face as an eye mask. Thanks for doing this, Yoko.”

Okay, now it’s your turn to be confused. “Wait I thought you were doing this for me?” Maybe you are feeling a tiny bit guilty for using him for his Byakugan in the forest and mansion after Katsu’s whole rant, but at least Hideaki’s your friend, right?

“I guess we’re doing this for each other? I’m really worried I won’t be able to sleep. You do not want to see these with bags around them, it’s really creepy.” He points at his eyes and you laugh at his little bit of self-deprecation. Always liked that, he doesn’t take the whole bloodline thing so seriously.

>”Hideaki...am I scary?”
>”Hideaki, do you snore?”
>”Hideaki, are you upset that I used you as a sighthound on my trips?”
>[Write-in]
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>>2111786
>”Hideaki...am I scary?”
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>>2111786
>>”Hideaki...am I scary?”
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>>2111786
>>”Hideaki...am I scary?”
Why the fuck was Katsu complaining about us not bringing him along if he feels so uncomfortable around us? It's bullshit I say, bullshit!
Also, I vote we fall asleep muttering about how rats aren't adequate proxies for understanding the effects of novel poisons on human physiology
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>>2111786
>”Hideaki...am I scary?”
>”Hideaki, are you upset that I used you as a sighthound on my trips?”
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>>2111786
>>”Hideaki...am I scary?”
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>>2111786
>>”Hideaki...am I scary?”
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>>2111786
>”Hideaki...am I scary?”
It's not surprising that Katsu's wary of us when we haven't really done much to demonstrate loyalty to him.
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>>2111786
>>”Hideaki...am I scary?”
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>>2111808
d100+20 for something totally secret.
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Rolling
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>>2111812
pls...i want to know
inb4 that one hideaki/yoko lewd comes true
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>>2111820
Wait what
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>>2111836
There's a Hideaki/yoko/sawako lewd on the discord
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>>2111836
Discord shenanigantry
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>>2111836
Somebody wrote a hideaki/yoko lewd on the discord. I think the farthest it went was awkward kissing, so barely counts
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>>2111845
I think there was handholding, too
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>>2111847
Jesus christ these are pre-teens, anon
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CEASE
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>>2111847
you my good sir are a filthy degenerate.
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Can't show THAT on a christian image board!
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>>2111872
At least it wasn't so depraved to include Headpats
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>>2111878
Stop tainting my quest.

>Captcha is Wood Free
I agree.
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>>2111880
Yeah, fuck the First Hokage
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>>2111882
Is it still necrophilia if you bring them back with edo tensei?
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>>2111887
All signs point to yes
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Hmph, Katsurou being uncomfortable after you set him up, just because you did what ninja are supposed to do. Then he got upset before that on how you don’t take him along with you? Well he can kiss that goodbye. “Hideaki?” It did make you wonder something though, and you hate to have to ask it because you never really considered it. Taking the cord out of your hair, it falls down from the messy ponytail you had.

“Hmm?” He starts moving his headband over his eyes. Weird, you never thought of using that for an eye mask, but you guess if your eyes were worth people’s lives you might.

“Am I scary?” He pulls up his headband and looks at you, like he’s checking you from head to toe to assess. Then he puts a hand on his chin and hums a bit. “If you have to think I already have my answer.” You look down and let your hair cover your eyes a little. Stupid. It’s alright if you’re scary, Takuya isn’t scared of you. Sawako isn’t either. Who cares?

He stops humming. “No, no. I was just trying to think of how to phrase it.” Hideaki looks forward and stretches, taking off his top so he’s just in an undershirt. He lets out a groan as his back cracks, followed by a sigh of relief. “Sorry, a bit low of a ceiling in here. Uh. I think you are scary, and that’s probably a good thing. When you’re nice and everyone can see it, they take advantage of you and when you’re scary but nice they don’t do that.” The Hyuga snaps his fingers and recoils at the sound. Geez, the poison must be messing with him good. “It’s like a cost for entry at a theater compared to a free outdoor one. Sure, it takes more to get in and see the parts that people like, but that just makes what’s inside even better. And you can get drinks and air conditioning so it’s more comfy too.”

There’s silence for a moment, then you chuckle a little bit. “So you’re saying I’m scary and that’s a good thing?”
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Hideaki turns a bit red. “Well. We’re friends, so you have to be nice. Only nice people put up with me. Katsu is nice too but in a way that’s kind of annoying.” He covers his eyes with his headband again. “Like he doesn’t understand that a shinobi must follow their commander’s instructions and all that. Feelings should go away when you’re talking about a mission.” You recall the pure unbridled power Hideaki used against Nobu in the last mission, and it occurs to you that he might have been willing to kill the graverobber himself if he weren’t exhausted. “That’s why I liked when you took me on those adventures, they weren’t missions so my feelings could matter!”

He looks really embarrassed but you can tell he means what he said, and you actually agree with him about a lot. You never thought he’d be the actual professional.

>”What feelings are you talking about?”
>”I could never actually afford to go to a theater, maybe we could go to one when we get back to the village?”
>”Thank you.”
>”...do you snore?”
>[Write-in]
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>>2111902
>>”Thank you.”
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>>2111902
>>”Thank you.”
I'm sorely tempted to take the theater option, but this fits better.
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>>2111902
>”I could never actually afford to go to a theater, maybe we could go to one when we get back to the village?”
Fuck it, I'm going for it.
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>”Thank you.”
Start to ask him to take you to a theater, but wimp out and just thank him for the compliment. Blush with intensity.

Captcha: Entry Plan
Oh my
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>>2111902
>”Thank you.”
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>>2111902
>>”I could never actually afford to go to a theater, maybe we could go to one when we get back to the village?”
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>>2111902
>”I could never actually afford to go to a theater, maybe we could go to one when we get back to the village?”
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>>2111902
>>”Thank you.”
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>>2111902
>>”Thank you.”
>>”...do you snore?”
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>>2111902
>”Thank you.”
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>>2111903
Ugh, now I have to do a sub-vote while I write. Do you agree with this fucker? >>2111918
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>>2111944
Not really. Don't want the moment ruined with a bit of comedy.
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>>2111944
sure, senpai, I'll agree with that
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>>2111944
No.
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>>2111944
No way
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>>2111944
No
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>>2111944
Nope, just ask him.
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You lay down on your bed roll and smile. He said some nice things, probably nicer than anyone’s told you before. You guess you were overreacting a bit when you doubted he was a friend. Sure, he’s professional about the mission, but that doesn’t stop you from being friends. “Thank you.” Trying to get in a comfortable position, you lay on your side with one leg behind the other so they don’t get too warm. The sun is up and you realize Hideaki might have had the right idea with his headband. Taking yours off your arm, you tie it around your eyes. This should help with the sun issue you had last night!

“No problem.” Hideaki responds from across the tent and you fall unconscious almost as soon as you close your eyes. For a moment, you imagine that voice from the helmet talking. ‘This is a fake reality.’ It gets a small chuckle as your eyesight remains absent during your rest. However, you can hear and feel the centipedes again. None of it is real, just imagine something else... and when you do you’re instead on a floating log in a lake, or something similar, you can’t see. Now a bit more in control of yourself, you just continue resting. You don’t know why, but now that you’re out of that helmet everything just seems more relaxing.

As your hands swish in the water, you feel a cold current, then the log start sinking. It doesn’t matter you’ll be fine. The shapes wriggling along your legs cause you to cringe in fear, they feel like slimy eels, then something hairy starts crawling up your arms and you just try your hardest to recall this isn’t real. It becomes more intense as two snake eyes open on the inside of the headband. “This is a false vision.” You can hear that in your head, and the eyes go away. The hairy things went away, but the eels are still there, and now something like a bat is sucking on your neck. “This is false pain.” As you hear it in your head, the bat starts to tickle instead.

Feeling something in your mouth, you can feel something wriggle out. As you feel it with your lips and hyperventilate, trying to keep from panicking, you feel that it’s your tongue, only now it’s a snake. A-are you turning into a monster? No, none of this is real. Something pokes the side of your face and you snap awake.
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Chomping down on the base of your tongue in shock, you suppress a scream of pain. Lifting up the headband, you see Hideaki fully dressed for the day above you “Hey, it’s time to get up.” You pull down the headband after looking at your watch.

“I have five minutes until my alarm.”

“Yeah, but you had your tongue out and if you had rolled over anymore you would have licked the floor.” Turning red, you pull your face mask over your mouth as well. “Now you look like a mummy.”

Realizing you won’t get more sleep, you get up and put your headband back on your arm.

>Yoko is part of the way back from Exhaustion, but the crash from the soldier pill has impeded it slightly.

>Try to get away from having to sleep in the same tent as someone over time
>Just accept this status quo, you need your sleep
>Try using the Calming Hiss under your mask when you sleep to try to ensure the best rest possible
>[Write-in]
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>>2111991
>>Just accept this status quo, you need your sleep
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>>2111991
>Try using the Calming Hiss under your mask when you sleep to try to ensure the best rest possible
We spent a week hissing, may as well get good use out of it.
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Gonna return tomorrow
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>>2111991
>>Try using the Calming Hiss under your mask when you sleep to try to ensure the best rest possible
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>>2111991
>Just accept this status quo, you need your sleep
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>>2111991
>>Just accept this status quo, you need your sleep
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Having thought about it Katsu’s attitude about Yoko is REALLY stupid. She is the teams medical ninja. At some point she is inevitably going to be in a position of supreme power over him where he is essentially helpless. Whether it’s because he’s been poisoned or had half his body blown off makes no difference. If she wants his oh so precious eyeballs she doesn’t have to rip me out while he sleeps. She just has to wait. So being scared of it is pointless.

As for the ethics? He wants to be an MP Shinobi. When he sees a team mate acting in the wrong maybe instead of getting scars and avoiding her he should talk to her about it and try to make sure she doesn’t do it again.

And we should tell him that too. Being military police is about more than just slick moves.
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>>2112128
He's 12 dude, of course his attitude is stupid.
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>>2112148
>Uchiha Genin acting retarded
It really is Naruto!
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>>2111991
>Just accept this status quo, you need your sleep
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>>2111991
>use calming hiss while you sleep

nothing says valuable team player like a sussurating hiss while you sleep.

inb4 the boys lean in to try and figure out what the noise is and fall asleep on top of Yoko
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>>2111991
>Try using the Calming Hiss under your mask when you sleep to try to ensure the best rest possible
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>>2111991
>Just accept this status quo, you need your sleep
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>>2111991
>Try using the Calming Hiss under your mask when you sleep to try to ensure the best rest possible
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>>2112189
>>2112214
>>2112390
>>2112383
>1 post by this ID
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>>2112391
Yeah i just got in to the thread at work buddy, it's 9 a.m. on the west coast
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>>2112391
i phone post
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>>2112128
Think of it this way, he initially pegged us as a sweet girl, and then he found out we are basically Orochimaru-lite. Pair that with his softheartedness and his valid point about how much we've both inadvertently neglected him and screwed him up, and it's understandable that he would be wary of us.

>>2112391
Looking at the post counts, only the first 3 voters for this choice have more than 2 posts.
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>>2112407
>screwed him up
We helped the fucker get his sharingan, and set him up with our friend that he had a crush on. Ungrateful cunt.
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>>2112407
Points I myself might have made had the stupidity of his stance not astounded me.

Your right, we have been a bit of a cunt, lets try to fix that going forward.

>>2112426
And in return he is maintaining a cordial professional relationship with Yoko. But he’s a Uchiha, touchiness comes with the package.

Let’s just keep that in mind going forward
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>>2112430
>in return he is maintaining a cordial professional relationship with Yoko
So...we go out of our way to help him, beyond what's normally expected from a teammate, and he pays us back by doing the absolute bare minimum a genin on a 3-man team should do?
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>>2112607
Hmm. Almost reminds me of some other Uchiha.
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>>2112611
Is this sauce's dad or something Yoko is teamed with
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>>2112407
>>2112430
>>2112607
I feel like you guys are ignoring the most important point: There's a difference between killing someone quickly, albeit painfully, in combat, and torturing them to death. The test subject's arm fucking dissolved and his pain was incredible and lasted for hours. Yoko was not ethical, period. Yeah, alright, he's the enemy, kill him. What she did went way too far. I wouldn't want to sleep in the same room as her, not because I'm scared (she has no motivation to kill me), but because I don't like being around shitty people.

As it stands, Yoko can't just realize that on her own and she should totally try to talk out the disagreement with Katsurou.
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>>2112664
Agreed completely.
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>>2112664
nah he a bitch who needs to toughen up
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>>2112664
A war JUST ended, and you're seriously underestimating the grimdarkness of early Naruto. Did y'all not even watch the chunin exams?
To say nothing of the fact that, canonically, Sand ninja in the original series killed their pals to graduate into genin from the academy. The stuff we're doing is nothing compared to other stuff going on in the Narutoverse, so Kathy better learn to cope real quick.
Also, it's not like she was the one who made the poison either. Her fucking DAD gave them to her. Prior to that point she'd never even made a lethal poison before. It's not like she goes around looking for a chance to use them.
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>>2112747
That was Mist that did that, not Sand
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>>2112784
The point stands despite my foolishness.
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>>2112000
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>>2112187
>>2112189
>>2112214
>>2112383
>>2112390
Lightning round! First vote breaks the tie! Accept this or use your tongue?
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>>2112895
just accept
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>>2112895
>hiss
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>>2112747
You're basically arguing that an action's moral value should be entirely derived from what the people around you are doing, which is a tenet of group psychology. That leads to fucked up, monstrous shit like the Armenian genocide, honor killings in Sharia law, and slavery. Katsurou isn't foolish to have his own sense of morality, he's the opposite. In setting, what Yoko did to that guy would be a war crime if he'd been a member of a standing army.

Why the FUCK would you try to use the things the Mist does as justification for what Yoko is doing?
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>>2112930
your right, but Katsu is being Good, and stupid.

Good in that his actions are motivated by concern for others. As a medical ninja Yoko should understand that at least.

maybe we can take a break from dissolving bodies and poisons to hubt down rare medicinal herbs and bring him along?

Stupid because part of his motivation is teenage pique at missing a date due to Yokos big mouth. Also stupid because his actions and attitudes wont affect any meaningful change in Yokos behaviour.

If he wants to help, then help. pulling away just lets her do whatever she wants. a truly concerned friend would challenge her or offer alternatives. He did, but wheb that got shot down he stopped trying. a motivation issue

further confusing the matter is the fact that we are the best/only friend his girlfriend has. not getting along with us will make his life a living hell
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>>2112953
All true, I just wanted to point this stuff out because no one else was. Also, it concerns me when I see someone advocate for groupthink, even online.
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>>2112930
theres no NAP to violate so everything Yoko does is justified. :^)

In all honesty, the guy was going to die anyway and we just jumped the gun on the opportunity to just see the potency of our poisons. At the very least we tortured him for that purpose even if it was cruel and just further progressed Yoko's warped views of reality.

>>2112953
probably the contrary will occur, Katsu has a much larger influence on Sawako than us so I wouldn't be too suprised if he tried to wean her off with being friends with us to keep it strictly professional as well.

I'm glad at the very least he understands that regardless of our ethics we still have to work together as team even if he would rather be anywhere but near us. Perhaps in the distant future we can rekindle our shortlived friendship but I don't really see it happening now without many high rolls.
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>>2112959
my creepy Uchiha boyfriend wants me to give up my friendship.

its like a lifetime movie. besides Sawa is fairly strong willed
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Day after day is spent on the same routines for all of you. Wake up, train, lunch, train, dinner, teambuilding, sleep. Your group sleeps in the day and trains in the night, Jun says it’s better than boiling in the sun and you have to agree, but it does get annoying when your tent becomes more of a sauna. Hideaki seems to be adjusting to his life with hallucinations well, and having him in your tent has made sure you can at least power through your nightmares into morning feeling rested enough. It’s just that damn voice in your head when you’re dreaming that does it, why it intrudes on you so often is a mystery. And sometimes it doesn’t even keep the same monotone, taking on higher talk and making odd pronunciations, but it takes any possible enjoyment from even dreams. ‘This is a fake family.’ ‘These are fake friends.’ ‘This is a fake life.’ every night. Sure it takes away from the nightmares but now you can’t enjoy anything.

Strangely, Hideaki is always up before you no matter how early you wake up, but he never seems tired and is always pretty perky. But you just have to guess he’s Mr. Sunshine in the morning...well evening, but same difference. Katsu is definitely not in a good mood, and talking more to him about what you discussed only seems to make it worse. So you just don’t. You’re lacking the mental energy as that helmet goes through all these horrible sensations whenever you have it on.

The worst ones, though, are when it gives you something pleasurable. When it gives you a real taste of sugar, then a fake one. It’s tantalizing, the rice and sauce lost its palatability eons ago, and this sweetness is amazing to you. Then the fake one forces you to spit it up as the sick sweet taste hits your mouth, devoid of any actual good taste. How could someone have mistaken the two? But as the month wears on the differences become more and more subtle, and concentration takes more and more of a role. Luckily, you do really well at this, the dreams preparing you and the familiar voice guiding you less and less. You actually sort of miss it when it stops talking to let you try on your own for a bit.

>Yoko is no longer Exhausted
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Three weeks into the training, Jun takes you out in the middle of another pain test, your head still throbbing. “Company, small group of scavengers, ignored the sign and are probably looking to pick up old equipment from the outpost. One of us needs to chase them off. None look to be ninja.”

Katsu and Hideaki are waiting at the table as Jun leads you over, still dizzy from the pain test, to sit. Hideaki seems much less shaken by mundane things and Katsu is less out of breath. It seems like some change has been made in both of them over the weeks, the Uchiha looks a bit less lanky and the Hyuga is moving more carefully than you observed in Amegakure when tutoring him.

Jun shouts like a Jonin from a radio drama. “Alright! Hands on the table!” The team complies and you wonder what horrific method he must be prepared to use to make this decision on who goes. His face is a mask of serious power. “Rock Paper Scissors, winner takes care of making them leave and gets the rest of the day as a break.” He breaks the expression for a smile and you all breathe a sigh of relief. You want that break bad! You could use it to try to find scorpions and spiders and snakes!

>Throw Paper, Katsu will probably throw Rock as a ruse because he’s not blunt, and Hideaki will throw Rock because he is!
>Throw Scissors, Hideaki strikes you as a paper guy because he draws, and if Katsu doesn’t do Scissors he’ll do Paper because he’s a nerd.
>Throw Rock. That’s the strategy.
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