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Previously on Sakura Quest.

You are Sakura Haruno, a thirteen year old Kunoichi from Konohagakure. Born with an assortment of different skills and innate abilities, you honed yourself in hopes of improving, gaining control and learning more about yourself. With each passing day you become that much closer to achieving your dream. To be a strong Kunoichi who is capable of helping others when in need. A simple yet noble goal that carries many responsibilities, some of which you aren’t fully aware of. Despite this, you continue to move forward in order to achieve that dream.

Graduated among the very best of the Ninja Academy, you are a proud member of Team 7. A four man squad led by the famous Kakashi Hatake. You and your teammates Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha travel the lands doing missions for your village. With them by your side. You take the necessary steps towards finding your own Ninja Way. As you embark into the world of the Ninja you find yourself establishing bonds and connections to a wide collection of individuals.

In the eight months of being a proud Kunoichi, you experienced countless hardships and ordeals. Slowly you became more aware of the Ninja World as you begin to understand what it means to be a Ninja. At the same time you find yourself constantly clashing with different viewpoints and ideologies from many different individuals. There's still so much that you yet to see and truly understand. Even so, with your growing allies you tackle the challenges as you deal with the toughest mission of them all....growing up.

After enduring a life changing event with the legendary Sannin Orochimaru, you currently find yourself standing at a crossroad. At present, to tackle the looming threats in front of you, you make a shocking decision. By embracing an unusual power you find yourself undergoing a sudden metamorphosis. Now swaying between the fine line between man and beast you come to grips with your new status as the bridge. Which path will you take? How far will you go for you dream? And can you continue to keep your ideals until the very end?

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>>3667222

Recap no Jutsu

>After undergoing through the preliminary round of the Third Phase of the Chunin Exams. You bared witness to an assortment of different events.
>Due to the rolling of lots you found yourself battling against your Lifelong best friend and Number one student in the academy Ino Yamanaka. Despite the overwhelming odds created from Ino’s “Future Vision” you pressed forward with everything you have.
>Pushing yourself to your base’s limits under the Four Lotus Weight Seal you managed to do the impossible and defeat Ino thanks to an unlikely ally.
>In the meanwhile many of your friends such as Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Shikamaru Nara, Shino Aburame, Kankuro, Temari and Neji Hyuuga managed to also pass the preliminary round. Although for some it was a rather bittersweet or hard fought battle.
>Much to your dismay several of your friends such as Hinata Hyuuga, Choji Akimichi, Kiba Inuzuka, Tenten Mitsashi, Karin Uzumaki, and Rock Lee were defeated in their matches. To make matter most, almost all of your friends suffered critical injuries from either their enemies and/or their own fruition.
>The remaining applications known as Gaara, Kin Tsuchi, Dosu Kinuta, and Zaku Abumi have also made it to the Final Stage of the Chunin exams. To which you frequently clashed with three individuals in particular. Kin the Bewitching Itako/of the Sharingan, Temari of the Desert Storm, and Gaara of the Desert.
>During the exams you met with the mysterious Kabuku, Jounin Squad Leader of Team Karin. As a fellow Medical Ninja you bonded rather closely to the more experienced doctor. Thanks to his assistance you were able to mend and repair the damages done to your friends. Forever in his debt, you accepted Kabuku’s offer to learn and improve your medical ninjutsu skills from a true master.
>With the final match over you learned that the third and final phase of the Chunin Exams was to take part in two months. Giving you the chance to improve your current skills and prepare for the final phase.
>Starting off your two months of training you spent a grand total of three weeks with Kabuku. Under his tutelage you drastically improved your medical Ninjutsu skills alongside learning a wide assortment of different techniques and practices to improve yourself further as a medical ninja. One of those practices was learning how to weaponized medical ninjutsu and improve your chakra scalpel skills.
>In the third week you decided to share your trump cards the Shinra Mahachisu and Yin Seal: Anima to get his opinion and suggestions for improvements. To your surprise Kabuku succeeds in drastically improving both Kinjutsus before suggesting to transform into Anima to get it under control while he made medicine.
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>>3667225

>Much to Saigyō’s warning you decide to transform into Anima. Rather than continuously fight it you decide to fully embrace it. Thus, you spent the next two weeks under the influence of Anima. Gradually improving your physical prowess and senses as they were taking under new heights thanks to Berserk Sakura. In addition, you begin to develop very keen Battle Sense, Killing Intent and Biofeedback among other physical techniques and primal skills.
>While this took place you found yourself in a sudden confrontation with Saigyō. Despite your best intentions the two of you argued before ultimately leading to you breaking down and lashing against your darker incarnation. Pushing her back before going back to taking complete control Saigyo left you some words of advice before giving you the means to fully merge with Berserk Sakura.
>Facing your primal self-resulted in you enduring the immense struggles of directly in taking the natural energy found in the planet’s Ryūmyaku (Dragon’s Vein). Before your mind was completely shattered you regained the strength to pull yourself together and fully merged with your primal incarnation. Thanks to your bonds giving you the strength overcome the trials ahead, you eventually reawakened back in the forest of death now suddenly underwent a sudden growth spurt/late puberty.
> Due to a mixture of the prolonged exposure to the enzyme, the abundant of somatotropin and an ever evolving adaptive metabolism thanks to the constant uptake of Nature Energy caused a permanent transformation. Now a hybrid between man and beast, you find yourself in constant war with your newly acquired connection to nature and the primal instincts now fully awakened. Combined with your sudden shift in appearance and superhuman physiology, you begin to slowly feel yourself losing your sense of normality if not your humanity entirely.
>To adapt to this you went back home to restock and replace your clothing. After setting up things up with the Tailor and his workers you quickly run into Fu and Tenten.
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>>3667226

>Conversing with the two you learned of your friend’s current activites as well as getting a much needed pep talk over your growing changes. Eventually the three of you were interrupted by the Monkey King Enma.
>Waving your friends goodbye you decide to invoke on the help of the Niinnekos with dealing with your new bestial attributes and habits. Instead of summoning them, you were transported to Takamagahara (High Heaven's Plain), the original home of the Ninneko.
> Now in the presence of Lady Nekoma aka the Great Sage of the Ninnekos and master of the Flames of Purgatory you begin to converse with the beautiful Geisha. In between your long talk you were made aware of the consequences and dangers brought upon through the abusage of Nature Energy and prologue exposure of Anima.
>Upon further demonstration you experienced Senjutsu chakra for the first time as you learned the basics of Senjutsu and Sage Mode. Luckily you managed to keep yourself from fully transforming into a cat just in time to listen to Nekoma’s boundless wisdom.
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>>3667231

This was quite the perplexing question that the wise leader of the Ninneko has thrown at you. There must be some sort of deeper reason to her assortment of questions. As you think about it you stare into Lady Nekoma’s crimson eyes. No longer did you felt the immense presence that she was freely letting out. What should have made things less tense only worsen now that you couldn’t get a complete read on her. Still, you take a moment to think before facing the geisha looking woman.

“Pardon me if I may Lady Nekoma, what you ask isn’t very simple to answer. So I’m rather reluctant to immediately give out a response to that.” You replied, finding yourself strangely scratching your newly acquired cat ears out of habit with your normal ears when facing a troubling problem. Lady Nekoma kept quiet for a moment while keeping her hand on her fan. Certainly she was pondering something but you were far too nervous to ask her directly.

“The important questions are never easy to solve much less put into words on the first go. Try to answer from the heart rather than the brain. After all, I don’t desire a rational answer when I can hear something….passionate instead.” Nekoma said, taking a moment for the dramatics by closing her fan with a loud snap. You almost jumped in response while still looking at her charismatic smile. You needed to be truthful to the sage and put your all into it. So with another deep breath you prepared yourself to give an answer.

“Very well. Let me start from the beginning. I was born with a physiology that gave me incredible raw power than I could ever wanted as a child. It made doing the smallest of things a real challenge and caused everyone around me to alienate by the time I was four years old. The only ironic thing was my excellent chakra control that gave me such precise control over chakra despite originally having below average chakra amounts. Lord Hiruzen saw potential in me and knew of my plight thanks to my parents and suggested that I should become a ninja to help control my innate abilities. “I honestly don’t remember what made me want to give it a go the first chance. Lord Hiruzen was kind and sweet yes….but maybe…deep down just having someone have actual expectations and hope for me outside of my parents was all that I needed for convincing. To be acknowledged…and to connect with someone. If I think it like that then it’s no wonder why I tried to connect and bond with so many people during my time at the academy. I thought if I was around people like me who were special…then I’d finally feel like I can fit in. Perhaps…even see my own self-worth.” You said, looking down at the bowl as you see a reflection of your current self before looking at your former appearance. The large bowl this time was filled with pure, enriching water since you probably wouldn't want to risk drinking milk at the moment.
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>>3667242

“In time I achieved just that thanks to the help of some amazing people. At that point I had strongly believe that it was enough. That I can gradually keep going the way I have been while discovering my own Ninja Way. How mistaken I was.” You lamented as you begin to think back to the beginning. Thinking rather closely, you vividly recalled about every action and reaction that ultimately lead to your current predicament. Safe to say it was a rather…enlightening experience of just how big the world truly was. Yet you only feel like you still just scraped the surface.

“Even with my skills, I kept facing adversaries after adversaries that pushed me straight to my breaking point. Opponents who were naturally above me in almost every field and were more experienced. Sometimes it felt like I only won due to dumb luck or exploiting flaws like being underestimated. The strongest ones I couldn’t defeat alone. I relied on the strength of my friends to get by.”

“And do you find frustration in having to rely on others to make up for your shortcomings?” Lady Nekoma asked before going back to smoking from her pipe. You weren’t sure how but the ghostly smoke she produce made sure not to come across your way. Now it was hard to say if the mystical components that made for her cigar was the same as your world’s tobacco. For all you know she could be smoking mystical catnip. The gesture of being considerate of not giving you second hand smoking was not lost on you however.

You shook your head at Lady’s Nekoma’s assumption. For someone who believes in the “power of friendship” as Naruto put it in a non-mocking way unlike several of your adversaries, you knew better due to your teachings. “No. I don’t think of myself of being weak because of it. When we face something we can’t overcome on our own, we rely on the bonds of others to help us overcome the ordeal to claim tomorrow.”

Lady Nekoma kept quiet, continuing to carefully observe you as you had the luxary of speaking one on one with the great sage. Anyone who would be foolish enough to peak in this conversation would most likely get burned to a crisp by her “Flames of Purgatory”. One thing you’re starting to learn is that despite her antics and attitude, she was always a cautious and open minded individual.

“That being said, I can’t keep going as I am now. Only reacting to the bad things that appear just doesn't cut it. You have to be proactive to prove other people wrong, and you have to be even stronger to make your actions carry their worth. That’s why…I wanted strength. The strength to protect my friends and all those who helped me. It’s because of them that I am who I am today. And I want to be able to protect them. It ties back to my original goal. “As you say this you slowly begin to grip your hands tightly while your tail stood up rather tensed.
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>>3667264

“The power to control yourself I take it?” Lady Nekoma asked, taking a moment to pull the stick from her mouth and tapping it on the counter before looking back at you. You simply nod at her before continuing with your explanation.

Slowly you begin to move those balled up fists of yours upwards before opening them for demonstration. “One hand carries my desire to protect my friend, on the other is control. Having power is meaningless if I can’t control it. Time after time I experienced firsthand what uncontrolled power can do not only to the person but to those around them as well. I don’t ever want to become a burden to those who believe in me. That’s why I sought to make that into reality. Otherwise….the power that was…already forced upon me would’ve surely made my worst fears come into fruition. “

“And do you think you made the right decision despite all of this?” Lady Nekoma asked, setting her stick down to give her full attention to you.

“Albeit I think I made a few missteps in doing so. I don't think I was completely wrong but at the same time it's going to worry everyone else if this keeps up. That’s why. If it’s for their sakes…then I don’t mind sacrificing parts of my humanity for that reason. The Anima enzyme in me was spreading and I needed to do something quickly. From past experienced I learned to go with the flow rather than fight against the current. Only by doing so I can adapt and adjust the rhythm to ultimately bend the flow to my will and my will alone. Safe to say I could’ve done a better job at it." You awkwardly smiled, fully revealing your bestial teeth as you felt more comfortable talking to the Ninnekos about this than with other people.

“Quite the superman complex you have. Yet I get the feeling you already know that…right?” Lady Nekoma casually remarked, cutting rather deeply into you like a well précised barrage of kunais and shurikens. You couldn’t help but awkwardly laugh at that since she wasn’t wrong.
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>>3667278

“It’s true. What I speak now might seem like arrogance to some. To think that I can tackle the responsibilities that have been trusted upon me regardless of my consent or not. Tackling things that I honestly should be leaving to the more experienced. I shouldn’t be pushing myself to these extremes. At the same time…I can’t help myself. It’s not something that I can freely choose to stop. There’s the constant looming threat in front of me. And if I choose to sit by and do nothing while leaving it to the grownups then I’ll know I’ll regret it for the rest of my life!” You almost rose upwards due to your passionate outcry. However, you remembered to mind your manners despite giving your all to speak from the bottom of your heart.

“I don’t want to be a damsel. Someone who can only look from afar while others always covering my back and fight to protect me. I…want…to fight alongside with them. Side by side. To protect them and not just be the one who must be protected. “You averted your gaze from Lady Nekoma. Although these were words that came true from the heart. They were still rather painful to admit as you never wanted to feel like you can’t save your friends quite like that day with Orochimaru. Never again.

“Lady Nekoma. I am truly sorry for what my actions may have done. And you have every right to be cautious with me. Nay, you may even already writing me off as being someone who’s too dangerous to continue working with. I truly wish from the bottom of my heart that things were to be different. Unfortunately that’s not the world we live in. In order to make my dream a reality and…to protect those I truly cherish. I have to keep moving forward down this path. Sorry…but I don’t have the luxury to take it easy. But I know I can’t keep going like this. So…” You bite your lower lip rather tightly as you think about your next move.

>Get on your knees and ask for Lady Nekoma’s help.
>Promise her you’ll do better and find a proper solution
>Request to finish your training here to prove yourself
>Ask Lady Nekoma to postpone her decision to give another chance
>Asked to be punished for your actions as your first step to make things right
>Thank her for her people’s services and apologize as you cut your ties.
>Other[write-in]
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>>3667298
>>Get on your knees and ask for Lady Nekoma’s help.

There's a point where you need to get help from others. Otherwise we'll end up causing more trouble trying to fix everything ourselves.
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>>3667298
And now we're at a pretty tough crossroads.
>Get on your knees and ask for Lady Nekoma’s help.
The first step of recovery is to admit you need help, not to mention she's the expert in Senjutsu here.
The important part here is that we should listen to her and not go straight for Senjutsu training.
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I was also thinking of picking the punishment option, but that doesn't actually need to be said. So, are we continuing the Maid Sakura gag and have her clean the local litterbox?
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>Get on your knees and ask for Lady Nekoma’s help.
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>>3667350

That's too amusing to pass up.
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>>3667350
"You're sentient, why don't you just use toilets?"
"Cause crapping in a bowl of water is gross, you weirdo."
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>>3667391
"Yeah, but you pull a tiny knob and it empties itself."
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Gay
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>>3667437
Me am Chief Slapaho, me name you Big Gay and banish you from thread. Begone, Big Gay!
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>>3667347
>>3667349
>>3667352

“I beseech you Lady Nekoma. Please with your boundless wisdom help me. I know full well that I don’t have the right to ask of anyone to get involved with my problem. Nor do I think I can convenience you to assist me with fighting the looming threat that has currently befallen upon my team. Even so, any tidbit of assistance you can give will truly be appreciated. I have to get stronger…much stronger than I am right now. But I want to do it the right way. I don’t want strength by any means necessary. I want to be strong in the right way. As you said no amount of cheating will bring me true strength. So I want to start over and remake myself. Into a proper kunoichi capable of being worthy of camaraderie with the Ninneko.” You pleaded before bowing on all fours to Lady Nekoma. This act of genuine desire for help and the relinquishing of pride momentarily catches Nekoma off-guard. Her crimson eyes widen as she caught a glimpse of a man with long brown hair and black eyes kneeling down in front of her before smiling after bowing.

“...Indra...” Lady Nekoma muttered softly, a single tear dropped from her eyes upon reminiscing. You briefly caught glimpse of this but quickly pulled your head down to avoid invoking the great sage’s wraith. It wouldn’t take her long before she would wipe her eye and regain her composure.

“Well, well. Aren’t you quite the cheeky one? You demonstrate a strong superman complex but you’re self-aware enough to know that you can’t do everything by yourself. The fact I didn’t have to tell you that it’s not weakness to seek out the help of others when you’re at your lowest point shows maturity. Maybe you’re not the hopeless case after all.” Lady Nekoma said, her voice trailing a bit as she was slightly off key.

“Thank you Lady Nekoma.” You closed your eyes before smiling at her. Taking whatever praise you could get from the Cat Sage while completely unaware that you were making her relive memories that were long since repressed. Unlike before she was rather good at keeping her emotions in check.

“It’s bothersome to admit this since I once told you I don’t particularly share the same sentiments of the Three Great Sages directly taught by the Sage of the Six Path. Otherwise known as the three Sannin of the animal realm as your kind would put it. There was once a time when Humans were akin to us animals and could freely connect with nature without assistance. Unfortunately they disregarded the teachings of the sage to weaponize the power of Ninshu thus creating Ninjutsu and all those similar. Through countless eons of battle the secrets to human Senjutsu was all but lost. Until one man in particular managed to do the impossible. But that’s for another time.” Lady Nekoma caught herself in the act of rambling.
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>>3667485

Although hearing this made you start to question just how old Lady Nekoma truly was if she was able to vividly recall the Sage of the Six Paths. You thought it was just old folktell as the feats of Hashirama was far more realistic in comparison to the stories. Which was funny in hindsight since you frequently pick apart Hashirama’s feats like they were mere exaggerated fabrications. Of course you kept from actually asking Lady Nekoma her age since you weren’t suicidal.

“That said, I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t do anything in my power to help a simple yet noble fool like yourself with your predicament. Remember these words child for as long as you live. Apathy is death. Actually…” Lady Nekoma paused, taking a moment to gaze at the sun before turning back looking at you.

“…it’s much worse than death. Because when something dies, at least the rotting corpse is giving nourishment to the planet from the insects and beasts to the very soil they once stood. To be apathetic means to do nothing. There’s a fine difference between being patient to the point of practicing caution to being unwilling to do anything out of preference. Essentially because you can’t be bothered to. If anything that is the most insulting to the teachings of life it is apathy. Each living being has their own sense of responsibility, maturity, morality and all matters of ideals that dictate their own “humanity”. Do you know what allows evil to win? “ Lady Nekoma asked, focusing her gaze towards yours as she was once again testing your character.

“I’m afraid I don’t know Lady Nekoma. I usually try and prevent any chances of the bad guy’s schemes coming true.” You said, reflecting how some of the ninjas you defeated were hellbent on world domination. So in a sense you already felt like some sort of cartoon superhero.

““Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing. Do you know why?” Lady Nekoma said.

“Because if nobody does anything then they’ll continue their evil deeds without fear or worry of anyone trying to stop them?” You replied, scratching your ears in mild nervousness.
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>>3667506

“Very good. The world is a truly vast place and your problems are insignificant in the grand scheme of things. The order established by us goes as far as when the world was young. It might be simple compared to the rules and regulations that your kind has established. But that is primarily because we boil it down to base necessities and it kept the peace between the animals for as long as we came to being. We only assist humans when we need to. And we choose who’s worthy. All thanks to the summoning pact made by the Sage of the Six Path. The only human who truly helped us, and chose to understood us…as equals. “As Lady Nekoma explained, you begin to slowly understand the true weight in her words. The Summoning Jutsu held more importance than you originally figured since you always thought it was just a worker’s contract between the summoner and the animal summoned.

"Alright. Well then I'm ready to do whatever I can to regain your trust in addition to receiving your assistance in helping me." You bow again to show your appreciation.

“Make no mistake Sakura Haruno. I haven’t fully decided if you’re truly someone worthy to learn the very depths of my secrets and to become just like me. That said, I will mold this lump of clay into a fine foundation. Who knows, maybe I’ll find the diamond that is hidden in the rough that’ll be the deciding factor. You actions so far has convinced me enough that you’re not as foolish…as that man.” Lady Nekoma spoke, slowly losing her soft spoken tone upon trailing off to a certain individual.

“Who?” You carefully asked as you were rather curious but not reckless.

“Madara Uchiha. “ As Lady Nekoma said, her tone became far more…vicious and scornful compared to the calm and collectiveness that she normally gave off. You vaguely recall the individual given your time with the Uchiha family but like Hashirama he was just a legend. A legend that the Uchihas didn’t want to talk about him when they don’t have to.

“Now then. First we’ll have to spend time refining the basics as well as continuing your Taijutsu training. I believe if we do that you’ll become better in tuned with your primal side and be able to suppress the bestial traits that you gained in your haste for control. It’ll take about one month at least to undo the damage that has been left on you before we really dive into refinement.”

>Agree to the terms and let Lady Nekoma do her work
>Plead with her to make it two weeks since you have other plans
>Offer some additional suggestions on what you want to learn [write-in]
>Ask about the animal world and stories about the Three Great Sages/Sage of Six Paths
>Ask for some food and drink before taking your medicine.
>Other [write-in]
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>>3667553
>>Agree to the terms and let Lady Nekoma do her work
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>>3667553
>Agree to the terms and let Lady Nekoma do her work

Damn, there goes most of our time with Hiruzen. Oh well, this Is worth the time.
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>>3667553
>>Plead with her to make it two weeks since you have other plans
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>Agree to the terms and let Lady Nekoma do her work

Sorry old man but we a cat people.
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>>3667553
>Agree to the terms and let Lady Nekoma do her work
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>>3667556
>>3667572
>>3667589
>>3667596

Math may be a bit off so anyone who can do a better calculation on this topic go for it.

A whole month?! You blinked repeatedly at the sudden realization of how long you were going to be in Takamagahara. In retrospect you weren’t really in the position to complain especially given how you just asked for Lady Nekoma’s help with your current predicament. And if nothing else you know recently that you can talk to animals. So even on the off chance you find some who don’t speak human tongue you can communicate with them. The changes brought upon you thanks to Anima was starting to make living here not as bad as one would originally think.

“Alright I understand. Would it be alright if I send a message to my family that I’ll be staying here undergoing training. “You asked in hope of it not being too much trouble. You may find them overbearing but you never once openly troubled your parents. And you sure as hell wasn’t going to start now despite Anima’s strong influence on you.

“I’ll have Denka and Hina send a message to your parents through the passage in Kikkyo’s castle.” Lady Nekoma said, slowly reaching for a paint brush to start writing a proper message. It wouldn’t take her long before she completes it and momentarily turned her right hand into a paw to stamp the paper. With her signature now marked, she gently lets go of the note as it starts to glow with teal blue chakra. The paper quickly flies off with a mind of its own in order to find where Denka and Hina was located.

“Good. Now I have no reason to worry. Although it’ll be hard explaining to everyone how exactly I spent the month.” Upon saying this you started to ponder about the remaining time. You strongly wanted to train at some point with Lord Hiruzen to finish off the last quarter just before the due date. You tempered yourself accordingly upon realization that Anima takes higher priority. That and you didn’t want to face Lord Hiruzen like this. You didn’t want to shame the man who did so much for you with your current blunder.

“One more thing since you’ll be living here for a while. Since a reverse summoned jutsu has no time limit, you don’t have to worry about being called back in the middle of training. That being said, time here flows differently than where you’re used to. This area is one of few that possessed natural born space-time effects due to the strong influence of nature energy and gravitational field. While it’s not apparent with all of them, some hold the power of time dilation. We can control the flow of the time dilation but we usually try not to mess with it if we don’t need to. For instance, two days out here equals only one day in the outside world. “As you hear Lady Nekoma’s explanation your brain suddenly turned off from the news. It took for a moment before it came back along with the sudden realization of what this all means.
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>>3667711

Naturally you started to panic upon realization much like any reasonable person would. This was the sort of stuff that you'd find in fairy tales. Which was rather hypocritical considering what ninjas could do already thanks to chakra.

“Considering all the things that goes on in your world. The concept of different spaces having time dilution is where you draw the line. Especially tasting a small sample of the natural forces that governs things like natural disasters if left disturbed?” Lady Nekoma stared at you with a mild look of judging disapproval for letting yourself be so narrow-minded. As a result you slowly shrink figuratively and bow your head in shame.

“…Fair point Lady Nekoma. Still, with this new information it puts things into a different perspective. That means a four week month in here is two weeks back home.” You muttered.

“Correct. This means that whenever you are summoned here you won’t exactly have to worry about whatever you were dealing with providing you finish what you needed to do here before returning if it’s urgent. There’s been plenty of times when someone got summoned from their home to an animal domain only spending an hour or two in the realm only to return home to realize they only been gone for a couple of minutes. “Lady Nekoma’s explanation while helpful only ended up making you feel like you were in wonderland giving how all of this worked. Still, this was good news since that means you still have a month left to possibly train with Lord Hiruzen.

“I’d advised for you to wipe off that dopey smirk on your face. Unlike any of your possible mentors and teachers…I am a rather…strict.” As she says this you watched Lady Nekoma crackle the bones in her hand. Each one making for a rather intimidating sound as it sent a shiver down your spine.
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>>3667757


“For the next month I’ll be quite thorough in training you in mind, body and spirit. In addition I’ll be having you do special jobs to help out with the citizens of my kingdom. Think of it as special training to better groom you into a proper Kunoichi. During your time here you’ll get very in touch with your animal side as you’ll learn what it means to be a Ninneko. By the time we’re done you’ll practically be in perfect harmony to be able to keep your urges in check and continue passing off as a human. While simultaneously turning into a ferocious beast on a drop of a hat. So I’ll hope you’ll be willing to learn and not give any trouble. Especially to someone you’re in debited towards right?” Lady Nekoma asked, turning her glance towards you as you felt that familiar presence coming back in full force. It didn’t help that her eyes were glowing as the gigantic silhouette of the tiger only became more menacing.

“Y-Yes Lady Nekoma.” You stuttered and quickly got into place as she leads you towards what appears to be a massive dojo ring outside of a beautiful zen garden. There were lots of cherry blossoms among other assortments of trees and rocks to set the scenery. You slowly found yourself stepping up some stares as the two of you make your way to the ring.

“Now then. Show me how skillful you are. In response…I’ll do my best…to refine your physical attributes and general Taijutsu so you can put your newfound primal state to good use.” As she says this, Lady Nekoma slowly removes the hair pieces that held her bun together. With a mere snap of her finger, her previous outfit shift to a more combat ready attire.

“Shall we get started?” Lady Nekoma asked, taking quite the stance as it resembles that of the tiger. If she wasn’t so good at intimidating you’d probably giggled a bit over how on point it was.

>How do you tackle this ordeal?

>Make the first move
>Play on the defensive till you get a read on her
>Exchange blows while slowly pushing through
>Try to settle it in one move
>Wait for Lady Nekoma to attack and dodge before counterattacking
>Other [write-in]
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>>3667762

Feel free to write any long term tactics you want to throw at her.
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>>3667762
>Make the first move
>Wait for Lady Nekoma to attack and dodge before counterattacking
More or less, in the short term I'm calling for a feint and then counterattacking the counterattack.
As for the long term... that's going to be a tough call due to not knowing her actual fighting style yet, but we could probably attempt to use her speed against her if the opportunity arises.
I'm not well versed in the martial arts to know what sort of techniques one should employ against a cat-lady.
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>>3667762
>Try to settle it in one move
>Do a fake out with an overlapped Inner Sakura
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>>3667868
This.. is Taijutsu training for the start right? Should we even be using Inner Sakura?
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>>3667506
I understood that apathy is death reference
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>>3667814
Agreed
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>>3667814
>>3668205

Upon hearing Lady Nekoma’s declaration you begin to start observing her. You didn’t need your heightened senses to tell you the danger level that Lady Nekoma carried. Although this was merely a sparring match you couldn’t be careless. Not only did you not know her fighting style but you weren’t sure if this was purely Taijutsu or Ninjutsu and Genjutsu were allowed. As you begin to think you continued your observations. It has only been just a few minutes and not once did you see any weak spots in her stance. It was simple and basic yet you get the strange feeling there was more to it than what you currently see. You went as far as to circle around Lady Nekoma to try and find any openings.

Much to your disappointment there was no blind spots or any advantage points. Not that it should be any surprising considering that you were essentially sparring with a master in Taijutsu. Therefore if you couldn’t find any openings then you were going to make one. Based on your experiences with fighting stronger and more experienced fighters, you were going to jump forward. A simple straightforward dash followed by a single punch. Chances are she was going to either block or dodge it. Thus, allowing you to gauge more of Lady Nekoma’s fighting style and better plan for it.

Quickly you begin to move forward as you follow your plan. Once you got close enough to throw a close-range strike you instead begin to move to the side. Immediately disappearing from sight you quickly reappeared towards Lady Nekoma’s right side. Using the tempo from your disappearing act you aimed a straight hook towards her face. Naturally once you threw the first punch you saw Lady Nekoma effortlessly dodge against your attack. Simultaneously you kept your eyes focused on Lady Nekoma in between attacking and observation. What you notice was how she managed to dodge without leaving her spot.

Once she dodged your punch, Lady Nekoma responded with a swift kick towards your side. Seem like you weren’t the only one who knows how to use momentum to improve your physical strikes. As expected you timed the kick in order dodge at the very last second. Dropping down from the kick you suddenly kneel down on your legs to spring forward with build up momentum. Luckily as you managed that Lady Neokma was seemingly open. Taking full advantage of her falling for your feint, you went to goes as far to deliver a critical blow towards Lady Nekoma.

“I got you!” You exclaimed, thrusting your arm directly towards Lady Nekoma’s face. Unfortunately as you came close to punching the Cat Sage, you would feel a swift kick smacking itself against your back.
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>>3668861

The force was strong enough to shake your entire body as you winched from the pain. In that brief moment before attacking, it seems that Lady Nekoma was able to use the momentum from her kick to turn her semicircular rotation into a full rotation. Thus making her regular kick into a more powerful tornado roundhouse kick. Struggling to figure out how she saw through your counter, you barely had time to see the second attack. Following up with her kick she aimed a Leopard Blow to your stomach. The pain from the kick stunned you long enough for Lady Nekoma to punch you without resistance.


With one move she managed to do not only one but two devastating blows to you. Each one carrying tremendous force and exceptional weight to it. Even with your weighted clothing cushioning the blow it couldn’t absorb most of the impact. Strangely you get a brief flashback of your first fight with Doto. Like him she knew how to take full advantage of her size and deliver her strikes with perfect timing. There was no wasted moves with the Great Sage. Unlike with Doto, you felt like Lady Nekoma was on a whole another plateau. Even with her blows she easily outdid him despite “holding back”.

Suddenly you drop to the ground, clinching your stomach while fighting the urge to puke. Given your seismic senses you could tell first hand she was using the Ninneko’s most dangerous aspect of their fighting style. The Leopard blow was a move that allowed for greater penetration against weak spots on an opponent's body. At the same time it amplified the damage by focusing on a smaller surface area. Combined with the Ninneko’s training to destroy the opposing resistance for their real attack to fully maximize the damage on the weakened target, it wasn’t surprising that most of their enemies fell in one fell swoop.

“Not a bad strategy. Luring in your opponent with a simple feint only to then adjust to countering their counterattack. You really are taking your lessons seriously. The heart of the Ninneko’s two primary Taijutsu styles the Fu Jow Pai and Bàoquán utilizes our heightened reflexes and flexibility to maximize our great speeds and strengths to strike accordingly. In battle it can all be decided in a single instance. To take full advantage of that we train our bodies. Tell me…you can only use the full extent of our fighting style with your arms? ” Lady Nekoma asked, slowly turning her attention towards you.

You find yourself still recovering from the strike as you listened to her. Despite the pain you find yourself slowly nodding to the Cat Sage. Honestly you were rather confused about the question since you thought that was how it’s supposed to be done. As Lady Nekoma sees this she would only briefly sigh as her tail starts to coil around her wide hips.
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>>3668974

“As I thought. It’s only been a few months and while you have been progressing well with the basics. Your attention has been divided. I can only assume you’re the type of person to maximize your training to take in multiple aspects to further your overall skills. A true Jack of all trades. It’s not particularly a bad way to learn. However, as a result you haven’t truly begin to incorporate the Ninneko fighting style to the heart.” Lady Nekoma remarked, slowly gazing at you not with disappointment but minor bafflement.

“What do you mean? I been taking my teaching seriously and learned the Imitation Beast Ninja Arts in addition to mastering the Leopard Blow. I even know how to use chakra flow to mimic a cat’s claws, ears and tails. ” You said, gripping your stomach still as you start to pick yourself up.

“The Leopard Blow is only the surface area. A training tool to teach its inner secrets once you successfully learned it. Had you continue your training diligently you would understand it’s true capability. You only settled for using the inner technique the Nijuushou (二重性; Twin Layers of Nature) otherwise called the Nijuu no Tenki (二重 の天機; The Double Layered Secrets of Nature) with your arms. Specifically your hands. Otherwise upon mastering the inner technique. Then you would’ve realize that you can do this!” As Lady Nekoma explained she slowly walks to a rather large field of rocks. Standing into position she begins to take a small breath. Using only a single flex of her muscles, you saw Lady Nekoma obliterating the entirety of the field of rocks in an instant. There was only the trace of newly made rock powdered as it slowly reconstruct itself back to rocks. Your jaw practically dropped upon seeing it. Leaving you completely speechless for a time as Lady Nekoma went back to explaining.

“The Nijuushou can be done through any part of your body, if not all simultaneously. It is an inner secret made to turn the entire body into a weapon. Simultaneously attacking your opposition while safeguarding yourself from any upcoming blows. It is not a secret for the faint of heart. It requires rigorous training like no other to achieve. Anyone who learns Senjutsu from the Ninneko has mastered the Nijuushou alongside with our sacred arts. It serves as “a prerequisite to train the body to withstand the pressure of Nature Energy and build the composition to be strong enough for Sage Transformation and more importantly…Sage Mode.” Lady Nekoma said.

“W-Wait a second Lady Nekoma. You told me that in order to use Sage mode that I would need enormous amounts of chakra to do.” You questioned her in between still being shocked and a little bit frightened over the destructive power that Lady Nekoma demonstrated.
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>>3668979

“That’s right. I told you that you need enormous chakra to be able to gather Nature Energy and not be instantly overwhelmed to properly make Senjutsu Chakra. However, that is only one part to the equation. Without a strong enough body it doesn’t matter how well your chakra control is or how much chakra you have. At best you can only produce Senjutsu Chakra through a medium or Jutsu like this Orochimaru you told me about. Although you purified it, I can still tell that he tried to inflict a Juinjutsu upon you using the enzyme currently bonded with you and his Senjutsu Chakra. It is only one of three primary ways to use Senjutsu chakra. But if you want to truly tap into the full power of Nature itself then you must have a strong body in addition to well-trained mind and unbreakable spirit.” Upon saying that she gracefully jumped back to the arena. With a single leap she was able to cover a large amount of distance between you and the rock field.

“…”You paused, finding it rather hard to comment a defense. Seems like this month of training was going to be rather productive towards your progression with the Ninneko’s fighting style.

“For the record I suggest you should undo the restrains on your body and take off your weighted clothing. You’re far too slow as it is to be able to take any advantages you see against me. Not to mention your attacks are too easily telegraphed. Even if you were to use tricks like Chakra Enhancement Condition or one of your Kinjutsu….if your enemy can see and react to it, then all that power and speed will be meaningless. Also, if you want to achieve your goal of controlling your new form. Then you should fully experience what it’s like to fight like this on your own and not on autopilot. “Lady Nekoma said, flicking you on your broad forehead. Unlike before it still managed to easily break through your defenses but it didn’t pack one tenth of the force she used to nearly cripple you.

>Do as Lady Nekoma asked and go into Red Lotus
>Only take off your weights and try Yellow Lotus
>ignore Lady Nekoma’s advice and keep fighting as you are
>Pretend to take off your weights and use Inner Sakura to attack
>Offer to only do it if Lady Nekoma fights you seriously
>Other [write-in]
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>>3668998
>>Do as Lady Nekoma asked and go into Red Lotus
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>>3668998
>Do as Lady Nekoma asked and go into Red Lotus

We are but clay, to be molded my our sensei. She wants to mold our taijutsu? She wants to see us at our best? She'll get It.
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>>3668998
>>Do as Lady Nekoma asked and go into Red Lotus
take the weights off too
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>>3669021
>>3669022
>>3669043

Strangely enough you are quite compliant with Lady Nekoma’s request. It wasn’t just due to the fact you felt the Great Cat Sage’s power and finesse in that brief exchange. No, you felt like despite not originally intended to directly train you she was genuinely taking your improvement very seriously. If she used any of the other Ninnekos, especially the Bakenekos you would’ve probably achieved the same general advancements that Lady Nekoma was looking for. How could you respond any other way? The answer was you couldn’t.

“Alright. As you wish Lady Nekoma. Normally I have to hold myself back…out of fear of critically harming my opponents. A mental block that until recently I wasn’t aware even when using moves like Red Lotus. But you’re different aren’t you. Even though you’re taking a human form, you’re still the colossal beast that I’m currently sensing. So it wouldn’t be farfetched to believe you could easily take it. No, if I don’t go all out. I won’t last a second under your strength regardless if you’re holding back or not.” You smiled, taking off your weights as they left large cracks on the ground. Simultaneously you adjusted your Four Lotus Weight seal to its highest form the Red Lotus.

“Correct. As a reward for following my request, I will demonstrate to you the third style of the Ninneko. A style that I personally created to best suit me despite making the foundations for the Ninneko fighting style and ninja arts. A style that combines the swift craftiness and aggressive speed of the Bàoquán (Leopard Kung Fu) with the ferocious agility and overwhelming strength the Fu Jow Pai (Tiger Claw Style). It’s what I call the Shī Hǔ Shòuquán (狮虎兽拳; Shīhǔshòuquán, Liger’s Fist)" Lady Nekoma responded, smiling a bit at you powering up as she could feel your full strength.

For you it was a rather odd feeling since your transformation you kept yourself at white lotus just for insurance. Which was enough to already replicate what you could achieve in red lotus six months ago. The extreme exposure to Anima Stage One has truly done a number on your physical attributes and natural capabilities. You slowly got into a fight stance while bracing yourself for your mentor’s next move.

“One more thing.” Before you realized what happened Lady Nekoma was already behind you. You simply blinked for a second and already she was going. Not giving you a chance to respond she suddenly grabs your pink tail. With a tight grip you felt a sharp pain down your spine, causing your entire body to scream in pain. Quickly you dropped to your knees before your top half fell to the floor with your bottom half still raised upwards. This was quite the compromising position but you felt your strength leaving you in an instance.

“…W-What is this?” You muttered in between squirming in pain as Lady Nekoma held your tail rather tightly.
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>>3669074

“A cat’s tail is a Niineko’s greatest asset but it can also be our glaring weaknesses. Not only does the tail helps us with maintaining our equilibrium for perfect balances, but it also serves as one big sensor as you see with Seismic Sensing. We don’t just rely on our whiskers especially when taking on human form. As a result if grabbed or pulled it will cause agonizing pain for the Ninneko and momentarily paralyzed them. Of course with proper training one can reinforce the tail to better protect it and eliminate such threats. Think of it as another limb. It is far different having the real thing rather than using raw chakra to make a construct shaped like the appendage.” Lady Nekoma explained before letting go once she saw you getting the point of the demonstration. Not only was she helping you improve but she was telling you first hand the strength and weaknesses that your new base form carried as you truly learn how to fight like a Ninneko.

“I think I get it. Sorry if I seem rather new to this. ..I never actually had…a tail or ears like these.” You awkwardly smiled, twitching your cat ears as it was slowly getting more natural for you being like this. “They’re not permanent are they? I already have it hard enough with the bestial traits I gained already.”

“Worry not. Although your run in with Nature Energy has made you become a hybrid between man and beast. With enough training you’ll be able to retract your bestial traits to fully resemble that of a human without the need of tricks like the Transformation Jutsu to keep the disguise. Though you shouldn’t be complain about the boom you gotten from the Golden Milk. In time you’ll come to understand just how valuable drinking it has done for your altered physiology.” Lady Nekoma said, slowly walking back into place since it was about time to get back to fighting.

“Yes Lady Nekoma.” You said, slowly picking yourself up as you gotten back into position. This time you were subtly using your chakra flow to safeguard your tail. You didn’t want your mentor to continue taking advantage of the one big weak spot now painted on you. Not that you think she would need such tricks to win. Still, it would be rather insulting if you didn’t take anything from this demonstration.

>How do you proceed?
>Continue to exchange blows with Nekoma while observing for an opening
>Go on for full aggression and not let her make a move
>Keep on the offensive and try to overpower her
>Stay on the defensive and focus on reducing her blows
>Focus on dodging and counterattacking
>Aim for a grapple and steal her chakra/stamina
>Other [write-in]
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Between Kabuto's medical teachings and Lady Nekoma's Taijutsu training/Physical workout, it's almost like having Tsunade here without her actually showing up.

Also planting the seeds for future foreshadowing as with Indra and Madara. Though I bet some of you can already guess what sort of relationship she has with them as with the Ninneko's connections with the Uchiha Clan.
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>>3667913

It's a real good general message as well as touch up to the responsibility theme that's been apart of the story. As well as the wishes of another without it going full "Uncle Ben" with Spiderman's Great Power comes Great Responsibility as it similar but could still stand on it's own.

It also gives way to another them being Love/Compassion vs the Curse of Hatred. Two sides of the same coin.

"When a man learns to love, he must bear the risk of hatred. " Another theme of Naruto that while originally subtle became painfully drawn out in the open in Part II with certain individuals like the Uchihas.

And then Kishimoto ruined it further by dumbing it down to evil brain chakra so the consequences of choice never falls on them to make them more sympathetic.

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>>3669078
>>Continue to exchange blows with Nekoma while observing for an opening
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>>3669078
>Continue to exchange blows with Nekoma while observing for an opening
>Focus on dodging and counterattacking

There won't be an opening, but we have to get used to tracking opponents and reacting at this level of speed. Offense with a side of getting used to dodging more naturally would be good.
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>>3669080
>>3669083
I'm glad that you're making an effort to sort out theming and the story. It can't be easy.
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>>3669141
>>3669142

Once you get yourself back into fighting groove you slowly walked towards Lady Nekoma. You couldn’t let down your guard with her. One blink was enough for her to cross into your territory and bypass the sphere of influence without notice. You knew that Ninneko were good at removing their scent and hiding their presence. Still, you figured with your battle sense training, reading the intent of individuals and your new heightened senses would give you some edge in following Lady Nekoma’s movements. Oh how wrong you are.

All the same you knew this was important to face. Speed wasn’t absolute in deciding a battle but reflexes were useless if you couldn’t follow the movement in time to react accordingly. Same goes for being physical capable of acting on the information. So you begin to follow closely with your eyes as Lady Nekoma strangely begin to hop on one foot. It would be rather…distracting for someone like Naruto to see a voluptuous beauty bouncing around. You were far too into the battle to really notice.

“Seem like you’re ready now. Good…here I come.” With a single step Lady Nekoma disappeared yet again. You reframed from losing your cool and instead started to rely on your seismic senses. Relying on it gave you a better understanding of the flow. Moving without sound was one thing but getting rid of vibrations was a whole another spectrum. Be that as it may you still find it incredibly hard to follow.

Quickly you turned to the side in order to just barely block an incoming punch to the face. Your right arm tenses from the punch as the vibrations traveled through the flesh and straight to the bone. Not giving you time to recover Lady Nekoma started to deliver a series of blows. As you prepared to guard yourself from the assault you sharpen your eyes further. Much to your distain there were some very good feints in between each punch. You couldn’t tell which one were the real deal and which was just afterimages.

All you could do was dodging to your best ability in between exchanging blows. One out of five punches were successfully blocked. Leaving you to withstand the other four punches. Those punches didn’t show any sign of Nijuushou but considering the overwhelming raw power it was unnecessary. Be that as you may you struggled to keep yourself from closing your eyes due to the pain. If one thing you gained from those painful experiences was a honed body capable of taking exceptional amounts of punishment.
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>>3669214

Still, you couldn’t rely on just being a punching bag even with your immense endurance stemming from your great durability and willpower. Sooner or later your legs was going to give out from this ferocious beating. Speaking of that, after barely dodging one of Lady Nekoma’s punches you soon found yourself falling directly into her trap as she lands a swift flying knee to the gut followed by a snap kick to the jaw.

Soon you find yourself down on the ground hacking up like a cat trying to get the hair balls out of your system. Lady Nekoma was not kidding when she said she would be thorough in molding you. Compared to her she made you of all people feel like an alley kitten taking on an Asian white tiger or saber-tooth.

>Take a break to recover
>Pull yourself up and continue to fight
>Ask Lady Nekoma to take it easy on you
>Ask more about the Liger’s Fist
> Fake being hurt and try to attack her when she comes close
>Other [write-in]
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>>3669218
>Pull yourself up and continue to fight
It's a good thing we're finally learning how to tank blows.
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>>3669218
>Pull yourself up and continue to fight
We've had worse
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>>3669218
>Pull yourself up and continue to fight
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>>3669225
>>3669228
>>3669251

Through sheer force of will you managed to keep yourself from actually puking on the ground. It still left you feeling the wind just got knocked out of you as you haphazardly gasp for air. Of course you experienced far worse but it didn’t make enduring this any better. Lady Nekoma meanwhile glances down at your struggle with mild concern. She knew that this would be easy but she didn’t want to have done too much on the first day. Thinking about it for a bit, Lady Nekoma slowly offered some words of wisdom.

“You look like your one good punch before tapping out. Perhaps you should call it quits before I finish my warm up.” As Lady Nekoma says this you felt yourself almost laughing at the absurdity. Of course she was merely warming up in addition to fighting with kid gloves. Well, what she considered kid gloves when comparing how much you can mustered. Honestly you felt a little agitated over it as it was the final step needed to get your second wind.

“N-No….I can…keep going. Don’t worry about me Lady Nekoma.” You muttered in between pauses, slowly pulling yourself up from the ground with a noticeable struggle. Your left hand continued to clinch against your abdomen, the rock hard abs doing a good job at cushioning the blow, but even that had its limits.

“Very good. Well then, let’s continue.” Lady Nekoma smiled, getting back into fighting form as you slowly did the same. The two of you kept your eyes on one another.

On the drop of the next cherry blossom the two of you begin round two. Just like before you were struggling to keep up with Lady Nekoma’s rhythm. Unlike before you started to tank more of the blows rather than wasting energy trying to dodge. Sure it put you into a lot of pain with each blow you took, but at the same time it gave you the chance to observe.

With a clearer understanding you slowly begin to grasp the difference between Shī Hǔ Shòuquán from the other two Ninneko Taijutsu style. You weren’t sure if it’s just your imagination but it seem like Lady Nekoma was adjusting the speed of her attacks. Through a varying cadence of movements Lady Nekoma was able to easily trick you with her afterimage feints.

Of course in order for you to start realizing it required you to take a serious beating. The constant onslaught of punches and kicks tested your merits. Each time when it looks like you were about to drop to the ground. You manage to pull yourself from passing out and rising back for more. Safe to say you were channeling your inner number one knucklehead ninja and beautiful green beast to pull this off.

>Continue to endure the blows to learn more of Lady Nekoma’s fighting style
>Slowly adjust your rhythm to try and match the different changes of speed to dodge
>Focus on clearing your mind to start following the flow and anticipating Lady Nekoma’s next attack.
>Create an opening by pretending to expose yourself
>Other [write-in]
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>>3669282
>Create an opening by pretending to expose yourself
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>>3669282
>Continue to endure the blows to learn more of Lady Nekoma’s fighting style
Pretending to expose yourself is pointless if you're already exposed no matter what you do.
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>>3669282
>>Focus on clearing your mind to start following the flow and anticipating Lady Nekoma’s next attack.
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>>3669282
>>Focus on clearing your mind to start following the flow and anticipating Lady Nekoma’s next attack.
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>>3669282
>Focus on clearing your mind to start following the flow and anticipating Lady Nekoma’s next attack.
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Sorry for the delay, the storm came in quick and disrupted the flow.
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>>3669584
>>3669719
>>3669798

Enduring blow after blow was helping you learn how to handle taking a beating. Especially how to use your own body to cushion blows and reduce the overall damage. As well as building a resistance towards the kinetic energy and blunt trauma. This experience was rather helpful in teaching you more of your new physiology and what it can do. Be that as it may it still didn’t change the fact how much pain you had to endure to achieve these gains. Honestly it was rather miraculous that you didn’t pass out from how many punches and kicks you withstand to reach where you’re currently standing.

That aside you continued to pick yourself up for more. Truly a real glutton for punishment. Stumbling back into form you guard yourself to the best of your abilities. It was rather frustrating taking all of these blows and not once managing to land a single hit. Sure it was a reasonable outcome considering the vast difference between the two even with fighting at full strength. It didn’t change the fact that you just wanted to land one blow on Lady Nekoma. As you come to terms to this you suddenly start to get an idea. You begin to try and calm yourself through the raging storm that was in front of you.

By achieving a serene state of mind it would give yourself a better chance of seeing what truly matter. Not the constant barrage of punches and kicks coming at you but rather the flow of chakra. Knowing the flow was essential in order to be able to predict Lady Nekoma’s next move. Easier said than done considering that the Great Cat Sage didn’t give you any chances to lie motionless and focus. So you were slowly learning how to keep a serene state despite the dire conditions and ordeals. Unlike with Ino you didn’t make up the foresight needed to actually see the future. Nor did you have the same kind of acute sensitivity of Kin to pick up the faintest of movements and vibrations in addition to her Sharingan.

Even so, the countless experiences and training to read the intent of others combined with the exposure to factors like the Sharingan and Ninshu did lead to something similar. It wasn’t future vision but you were slowly developing something out of this. Through the use of empathy you were slowly sensing more than mere presence and the intent it carries. No, for you the thing you were starting to sense was the heart itself. By sensing and empathize with the emotions of others you could use these feelings to sense the actions and movements that carried with it. As well as actually “Hear” thoughts associated with that specific emotions. A sort of Clairvoyance like no other.
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>>3671748

On the surface it may appear that through the emotions you were reading a person’s mind. And yet it went much deeper than that since you were diving into the instincts and the heart’s true essence. Of course it did help training your eyes to follow body movement in between. Visualizing the emotion from the heart was starting to improve your power of observation and better anticipate your adversary’s next move. Although you still took a serious beating, your reactions were getting quicker and more responsive. You have now managed to achieve dodging two out of five blows instead of the one out of five. It might not seem like a major improvement at first but against Lady Nekoma’s Liger style it was substantial.

After the last attack you quickly found yourself skating backwards yet again. With your arms in defensive position you begin to read Lady Nekoma’s next move. There it is! She’ll throw an left hook but it’ll be a faint to distract me from the swift side kick to my ribs. You started to brace yourself accordingly as the events start to play out. As Lady Nekoma throw a feint you naturally lean back to the side to avoid it. Thus putting yourself directly towards receiving the swift side kick. Unlike in your vision you suddenly blocked it by jumping on the leg and holding it with your hands. A slightly eye raise soon came from Lady Nekoma as you silently smiled.

“Now it’s my tu-“You exclaimed as you were getting ready to jump off from the leg to punch Lady Nekoma at long last.

SMACK! A swift punch to the face is what you were rewarded for in exchange for successfully anticipating her attack. You didn’t need to see the future to have saw that one coming. Nevertheless you reframed from closing your eyes as you stumbled back. You felt like this time you actually broke your nose as blood started to drip. Still, you only held it closely while getting back into fighting position. It was getting clear. Bit by bit.


>Bet on your growing sensing to catch the next attack
>Continue to endure to improve and get used to “reading a person’s heart”
>Take a break to recover and restore stamina
>Slowly adjust your rhythm to try and match the different changes of speed to dodge
>Create an opening for your counter attack
>Other [write-in]

Not quite like Kurama's emotion sensing but a good foreshadowing to the power as emotions based powers/reading will start to lay a bigger part to the story rather than just coming out of nowhere just because.
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>>3671788
>>Slowly adjust your rhythm to try and match the different changes of speed to dodge
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>>3671788
>Slowly adjust your rhythm to try and match the different changes of speed to dodge

One more. One more attempt at getting a grasp of sensei's teachings, then we rest.

Remember, we need to have some modicum of concern for pushing ourselves too far, lest we run Into actual consequences for It, like extended recovery time.
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>>3671788
>>Slowly adjust your rhythm to try and match the different changes of speed to dodge
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>>3671803
>>3671822
>>3671892

You reframe from using medical ninjutsu from healing your nose right now. Leaving fixing the damage to your innate regenerative ability to speed up your recovery was the better choice. That said it still took some of your remaining stamina. Taking such a relentless onslaught of blows wasn’t doing your stamina any favors. However, you push yourself forward to keep going with your remaining stamina. Sooner or later you were going to face situations where you need to draw out your full power despite being out of steam. Like it or not you needed to develop means to overcome such obstacles.

Thus you lunged forward with arms out to resume exchanging blows with Lady Nekoma. In between throwing punches and kicks you were slowly adjusting your body to move in synch with Lady Nekoma’s movements. A practice that wasn’t easy to achieve when Lady Nekoma keeps changing her rhythm and chakra patterns forty eight times a second. Absurdity didn’t even begin to describe how Lady Nekoma continued to destroy the foundations and immunities that your body was diligently trying to build. On the other side of the fence it was helping build experience from the different exposures.

Still you were probably the closest person out of your generation who could last long enough to manage what you’re currently achieving. The frequent experiences of Berserk Sakura, the constant training with Shinsei Mahachisu and your recently improved chakra control was the deciding factor. Although it wasn’t as frequent or on a dime like Lady Nekoma, you were starting to mimic her changing chakra signatures. Attuning yourself to her pattern was a challenge like no other. However, undergoing such experiences in between enduring those pulverizing blows only served to further your advancements.

Despite the changes you manage to continue achieving dodging two out of five blows. Sharping those reflexes and reacting on a hair’s breadth was much harder than you originally thought. In order to achieve such advancements continued to push your endurance and durability to its limits withstanding so many devastating blows. Though it pale in comparison to the ego when Lady Nekoma referred to them as “love taps”. Just how much strength was she holding back despite still managing to shred through your reinforced defenses effortlessly.

Eventually you find yourself on your last legs as your vision was blurring deeply. Lucky for you that your current training was making you make use of your other senses to compensate. By all accounts you should be long knocked out. Yet you kept pushing yourself to go beyond your current limits to continue training. You felt so close to a breakthrough that you just couldn’t stop now.
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>>3672042

In response to your unyielding spirit, Lady Nekoma delivered a Leopard Blow Liger Style directly against your chest. Despite slouching back to help reduce the damage, you still felt the full brunt of the attack connecting throughout your entire body. The blow still didn’t carry any of the Nijuushou. Which was honestly a blessing considering the raw strength alone made you puke blood. Seemingly the force made you unresponsive as Lady Nekoma looked at your dulled green eyes. Safe to say you appeared to be unconscious despite standing.

Lady Nekoma kept herself from speaking a single word. She was moved by the passionate struggle even if she should be lecturing you over overextending yourself. That said, Lady Nekoma felt something was wrong upon trying to remove her hand from your abdomen. It seems that in the last second you expelled chakra into the muscle to cushion and nullify as much damage as possible. While simultaneously using that excellent muscle control that Berserk Sakura build up to clinch that fist in a hold. You slowly tilt your head, exposing your cat like eyes while smiling with blood dripping to the sides.

“I...I finally caught you…Lady Nekoma.”You muttered in between deep hazing pants. Meanwhile your abdomen muscles continued to tightly contracting itself to hold Lady Nekoma’s right hand.

“So it would seems. If nothing else I have to praise your stubbornness. Practically influencing your strong resilience and adaptive attunement. Even so…what will you do now that you have my paw?” Lady Nekoma asked. She couldn’t help but make a small smile at the sight of her beaten and bruised adversary managing to turn the tide despite the odds.

>Take this chance to absorb Lady Nekoma’s chakra to restore yourself
>Drop to the floor and admit you give up
>Push your body to land one final barrage against Lady Nekoma
>Try and dislocate Lady Nekoma’s arm
>Use your tail to land a hit on Lady Nekoma while you defend yourself further.
>Other [write-in]
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>>3672053
>>Take this chance to absorb Lady Nekoma’s chakra to restore yourself
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>>3672053
>Take this chance to absorb Lady Nekoma’s chakra to restore yourself, then take a rest

We wouldn't overdose on nature chakra this way would we?
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>>3672071

Lucky for you she isn't using Nature chakra
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>>3672060
>>3672071

Now that you held a tight grip against Lady Nekoma you begin to start absorbing the chakra flowing from Lady Nekoma’s hand. Not only did you enhanced your musculature to better cushion the blow but you were using it to drain the chakra that still lingers on in the palm. Lady Nekoma gave a look of mild surprise as she carefully observes the process happening in front of her. It would seem that I really have found quite an intriguing individual. Still...she’s far too naive.

“Oho. So you’re even capable of doing Chakra Absorption? I can’t tell if this was something you were born with or due to the tinkering to your body with those strange techniques. Either way, I’m starting to understand why this Anima resonated well with your composition.” Lady Nekoma remarked, feeling a slight drop in strength as her chakra continued to be drained upon her.

“Now with this you’ll get weaker and I’ll get stronger.” You replied, starting to reverse your chakra flow in order to draw in Lady’s Nekoma’s chakra. As the chakra start to flow inside of you it begin to start restoring your physical conditioning. Your vision slowly returned as the most critical of your injuries were first for treatment.

“Aren’t you full of surprises? Well then…” Suddenly Lady Nekoma went to grab tightly against your abdomen to make for a double grapple lock. You looked at the Great Cat Sage with confusion since you expected her to try and release hand or better use her remaining fist to punch you into submission. Instead she was keeping you from pulling away as the chakra flow started to rapidly increase in an alarming rate.

“…try to take as much chakra as you can hold.” Lady Nekoma said, licking her plump lips at your struggle.

You gulped in response to seeing a rather sadistic smile on Lady Nekoma. It was different the sadistically smug face she made earlier during your conversation. It only further the terror that the Cat Sage imposed. Large volumes of chakra were constantly being absorbed within seconds. Although Lady Nekoma was doing the majority of the work, it didn’t change the fact that the extremely long periods of being exposed by Anima has greatly improved your chakra absorption skills. You’d probably be happy about this realization if Lady Nekoma didn’t terrify you into a spiral of fear and dread. Soon enough you felt all the wounds you accumulating now disappearing without a trace.
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>>3672276

Even though your body was now fully restored you couldn’t bring yourself to stop absorbing the chakra. You weren’t sure how but Lady Nekoma has managed to hijack control over your chakra flow. Slowly it dawns upon you about the possible dangers of absorbing chakra. Never once you find yourself in a situation where you absorbed enough chakra to hit your limit. Even when under the influence of the Hero Water you didn’t hit your limit siphoning from Suiken and his men. Although most of the reason was due to the fact Shinrei Mahachisu was burning through the chakra. The only other time was with Orochimaru directly feeding Senjutsu chakra into your body to create the cursed seal. Something that again only was counteracted by Saigyo creating the Yin Seal to redirect the cursed seal and purify it.

Forced to endure you eventually managed to drain a massive amount of chakra from Lady Nekoma. Comparing the size to your friends Tenten, Fu and Naruto you can only imagine that you now took the majority of Lady Nekoma’s chakra. Which was very good considering you were positively getting sick absorbing so much. Feeling bloated was an understatement to the constant full feeling that you were enduring from the process. Yet Lady Nekoma showed no signs of weakness despite getting so much chakra absorbed out of her.

“Well, well you surprised me yet again. You really do have quite the composition. Or maybe it’s due to the Yin Seal on your forehead. Already I used just about thirty percent of my natural chakra to try and overload you and here you are still conscious. “Lady Nekoma said, now looking at you with mild confusion since you were one punch from puking. She was honestly surprised that you were holding on. If nothing else you were positively suborned to a fault. Still, your eyes only widen once you realized that you were only just over a fifth of the way done.

T-Thirty Percent?! I thought I was almost done considering that this was way more than Naruto’s?! Your face quickly went pale upon the sudden news towards Lady Nekoma’s chakra reserve. Not only was the chakra you was absorbing was exceptionally powerful but also enormous in addition. To say you were in a fit of panic was an understatement. Quickly you started to undo the hold you had of Lady Nekoma’s hand. However, it seems that your muscles were now stuck in contraction. Lady Nekoma’s vice grip was keeping you from escaping.

“Now then…let’s see you take the remaining seventy percent~” Lady Nekoma leaned forward, grabbing you rather closely to keep you from escaping. You mentally screamed at your mistake.
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>>3672312

Eventually you felt the chakra flow finally stopping flowing inside of you. Unfortunately you were long since knocked out from the overabundant flow of chakra forced inside of you. Foam was forming out from your mouth while your body continued to twitch in violent pulsations. Body temperature was on the rise as you appeared looking like you were having a fever. It was far more suffocating than it looked on the surface with each pant you made. Clearly you were in a stage of overdose but just barely within the realms of stability.

Lady Nekoma made it apparent that Chakra Absorption while a valuable skill it was capable of being a double edge sword. The physical body has its limits to how much it can contained. And going beyond it was not a good sign as seen with the painful cramps and pulsations you currently endured. Even with your strong composition it was a miracle that you weren't splitting apart from the intake.

“Well it seems that you were truly blessed to have that Yin Seal. Even with your newfound alteration thanks to Anima, I’d imagine you could barely make it to forty-five percent before your body starts to shred itself from the abundant volumes of chakra. How many decades has it been since I last emptied out all of my natural chakra.” Lady Nekoma remarked, slowly removing her hand from your stomach as you dropped to the ground and continued to twitch. The Cat Sage reached for what appears to be a small gourd and sits next to you.

“Hopefully you now come to learn more about yourself. Cause once you awaken you got a lot of additional work to before we’ll continue with your Taijutsu training.” Lady Nekoma said before going back to drinking what appears to be golden milk. Her body was recovering expediently despite having all of her natural chakra reserved absorbed.

This was going to be a long month.

>What do you do for your first week of training?

> Push yourself to the absolute limits of human strength and endurance to be a better tank.
>Balancing Physical Conditions for more Gains including Stamina
>Learning how to use Nijuushou with more than just your hands/further improving it
>Improving your senses and sensory skill to better learn how to use your Empathy Sensing
>Improving your Ninneko Taijutsu styles and trying to learn Shī Hǔ Shòuquán
>Try to improve your chakra due to Lady Nekoma’s “Donation”
>Other [write-in]
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>>3672336
Can we try for Improving our chakra later or does It have to be the first week because we just received the donation?
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>>3672353

You can improve it later.. Just say when you prefer to do so. Or try to ask for another donation for Chakra Absorption Training
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>>3672356
Does Stamina training naturally Improve our chakra reserves? Not In the same degree that a specific chakra reserve exercise would, but as a natural reaction to the body growing stronger.

On the other side of the coin, how much Influence do chakra reserves have on one's physical stamina? Does having a larger chakra pool help you last longer?
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>>3672362

Training in general does but not to the same gains as regular Stamina training. Still not at the same degree that a specific chakra reserve exercise would. But it would be far more natural as a response.

Chakra is the combination of physical and spiritual energy. Having more chakra means more physical and/or spiritual energy. So having a larger chakra pool does help towards making you last longer.
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>>3672336
>Try to improve your chakra due to Lady Nekoma’s “Donation”

Okay, we won't get this chance often. First the chakra which helps with stamina, then the gains and more Importantly more stamina. Then once our stamina Is HUGE, we can do extensive taijutsu training and get more out of It by being able to last longer.
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>Learning how to use Nijuushou with more than just your hands/further improving it

Can we this next cause we have a tail right?>>3667222
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>>3672406

It's possible to do. Anima changes primary lead to your new body sundae, the golden milk was just the cherry on top.
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>>3672336
>>Improving your Ninneko Taijutsu styles and trying to learn Shī Hǔ Shòuquán
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>>3672386
>>3672406
>>3672447

Fluid enough to do all three since it's still physical related.

Unless someone else speaks up before I finish the post.
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>>3672336
>Try to improve your chakra due to Lady Nekoma’s “Donation”
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>>3672459
>>3672460

How I spent my summer vacation by Sakura Haruno take 2

Once you recovered from the enlightening experience about the dangers of Chakra Absorption you begin to do every single one of Lady Nekoma’s tasks in between training. One of which you soon came to dread was cleaning up the local litter boxes. They were highly sentient to have a very advance city akin to the modern era despite looking like feudal japan. And yet even with their advance systems and mystic arts you still found yourself doing something so demeaning. In retrospect trying to argue with the Ninnekos about using actual toilets would only end up looking at you with disgust. Don’t be a weirdo.

Chores aside you found yourself having more than enough time to start practicing thanks to Lady Nekoma’s schedule. There were moments for breaks but she was very serious about grinding you to the bone before properly molding you. At least your training with Team Guy made you no stranger to pushing yourself to your limits day after day. That aside you also made sure to continue taking your medicine from Kabuku. Not only was it to better help with Anima, it was also going to take part in helping accumulate your alienating growth towards your chakra reserves.

Starting off the first week you begin to adjust to your newfound “donation.” The majority of Lady Nekoma’s chakra was stored inside the Yin Seal as it mixes with the Anima in perfect harmony. Not necessary a problem considering how much you been altered already by Anima. That and you honestly wanted to adjust to the amount of chakra you normally absorbed. Thus you begin to essentially reforge your container to better handle the newfound reserves. That resorted to constantly using your chakra control skills to refine the chakra into something more natural. A double edged sword you learned was the more chakra you drawn out the more it negatively impacted your chakra control. It was to be expected since you were still new to having such bountiful chakra.

Secondly you begin to improve on the Ninneko’s Taijutsu the Bàoquán and Fu Jow Pai. Further improving these arts would not only lend to you learning to harness acrobatics and flexibility better but also build up learning your mentor Lady Nekoma’s fighting style the Shī Hǔ Shòuquán. Even if she didn’t directly teach you it, your eldritch memory alongside “feeling it” first hand gave you good enough basis to recreate it. In fact you managed to impress Lady Nekoma during training by recreating her style abet not as refined. Still, it was enough to be acknowledged to learn firsthand while accepting her teachings on improving the remaining two Taijutsu styles.
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>>3672495

Lastly the third major goal you tackled under the week was improving your skills with Nijuushou. Like with One Handed Hand Signs you were naturally better at using the art with your right hand than with your left. That didn’t stop you from continuously training yourself to be ambidextrous. Putting that aside you wanted to further emulate Lady Nekoma’s style after seeing it firsthand. While you were nowhere near able to pull of using any part of your body or your entire body simultaneously to invoke Ninjuushou, it didn’t stop you from slowly building up to it. Aside from further improving it with your hand, you started to learn how to do it with your tail. An odd choice but not unwelcome considering the natural flexibility and utility it carries.

Under Lady Nekoma’s guidance you managed to do all of this within the week. Additional training time would naturally bare more fruit but you more or less got through the biggest hurdle for each practiced art. Of course the hardest was naturally adjusting to your donation. So much so that the process forced you to get by without using Jutsu and focused on improving the basics. You weren’t sure but it seem like this was all a part of Lady Nekoma’s plan on building a better foundation after tearing down the old by scratch. It wasn’t noticeable at first but gradually you felt yourself getting better than your old self as you continued your training.

>What do you do during the second week?

>Continue what you been doing for further improvement
>Improving your senses and sensory skill to better learn how to use your Empathy Sensing
> Push yourself to the absolute limits of human strength and constitution to be a better tank.
> Push yourself to the absolute limits of human dexterity/flexibility and reflexes to dodge better
>Focus on your Physical Condition entirely building for a more balanced growth
>Strictly build up your stamina by working yourself to the bone with little rest with chakra training
>Other [write-in]
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>>3672499
>Push yourself to the absolute limits of human strength and constitution to be a better tank.
There will be times where we simply cannot avoid getting hit, let's address that.
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>>3672499
> Push yourself to the absolute limits of human strength and constitution to be a better tank.

Less damage taken Is less time recovering.
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I did want to add Stamina training on top, but I'm not sure how one would go about that on top the necessary tanking prowess.
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>>3672542
It would still be under constitution, unless you mean chakra reserve training. Then it would still be doable.

As for how it would go, you just pushing yourself to go further than what your body can take to improve stamina. Even if it's longer five minutes longer than the last time it all adds up in the end.
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>>3672545
I suppose it would synergize well in being able to tank even if one happened to be low on Chakra Reserves too.
I'll make said vote more official then.
>Push yourself to the absolute limits of human strength and constitution to be a better tank.
>Strictly build up your stamina by working yourself to the bone with little rest with chakra training
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>>3672549
I'll support this
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>>3672549
>>3672558

Can't help but feel the strength/con fans, especially the one who wanted chakra cloak armor to be nearly indestructible will be happy over this development.

half-way done btw.
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>>3672499
> Push yourself to the absolute limits of human strength and constitution to be a better tank.
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>>3672593
>>3672549
>>3672558

I swear if Sakura becomes a closet masochist in the timeskip.

On the second week of your month long stay during Takamagahara you decide to spend time building up your physical ability. It was taking longer for you to adapt to your newfound reserves but you were starting to get better at it. While refining most of your chakra with the thirty percent of Lady Nekoma’s chakra reserves, you split a small fraction of your own chakra for daily usage. So using Ninjutsu and Genjutsu was now possible but you still went for the physical improvement.

For the next week you pushed yourself to the absolute limits of human strength and constitution. You knew that it was important to hone your reflexes and dexterity as well as flexibility to better utilize the Ninneko’s means of seeing telegraphed movement and dodging accordingly. At the same time you also knew that there would be times where you couldn’t dodge. You were always resilient as a kid and your training and experiences as a Kunoichi only furthered it over time. Combining that with your growing tolerance to pain brought forth a brilliant tactic of “tanking”. Fitting for you since it would ultimately be better to be able to withstand and endure most of the blows and dodging the ones that would be dangerous.

You didn’t need Lady Nekoma to tell you that during sparring practice. It did however helped to learn that improving your physical conditioning in this manner would help mitigate the risk of Nijuushou. The Nijuushou was honestly your bane as it was capable of breaking through your defenses as you found out the hard way. Like with most techniques there always came with a weakness. And for the Ninjuushou was the risk that came from overusing the technique. It was a move capable of destroying all form of resistance and when used correctly it genuinely ended the fight in a single blow. A devastating technique such as that would naturally create backlash against the user. At first usage it wouldn’t be noticeable but that lies the hidden mistake that truly defines an amateur to a master.

Carelessly overusing it can lead from cramps, dislocations to breaking of one’s bone depending on the damage. Worst yet is the prolonged usage of permanent damage if one did not give it time to recover or recklessly uses it without the recommended conditioning needed to reduce the kinetic impact during mastery. When you think about it also explained why Lady Nekoma’s musclebound physique was ideal for a master of Ninjuushou. Using the technique so many times in a short timeframe with one body part would leave it becoming quite weak and fragile. And with that fragility, it’s safe to believe that one would neither be able to execute the technique effectively nor properly, causing it to backfire on him and cause the exact opposite of the desired effect. Truly a dangerous application of Taijutsu.
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>>3672625

Thus you have another reason to push yourself forward. So you did all sort of training exercise and heavy lifting based on your experiences with Might Guy. Of course Lady Nekoma added some additional pointers to keep to her word. Part of you wished you didn’t ask for Lady Nekoma’s help. But you couldn’t deny that while excessive she was keeping true to her word in helping you. Undergoing the grueling training from hell pushed your resistance and tolerances to new levels in addition to your physical strength and constitution. Your stamina meanwhile kept getting pushed to new heights. Barely did you give yourself any rest and pushed yourself to go past your limits.

Working yourself to the bone resulted pushing your body further in building up stamina. More importantly it forced it to adapt and synchronize to your growing massive chakra reserves. Normally this lead to you constantly feeling sick and one motion from puking. Yet you forced yourself to tolerate it and keep going until the pressure lessened to the point it became normal. Oddly enough undergoing these training regiments and daily sparring was also helping improving your recovering abilities.

For added bonus was the constant beatdown you endured from Lady Nekoma during sparring practice. The rigorous training pale in comparison to blocking and withstanding each one of Lady Nekoma’s blows. Sure it net more gains for you than say stopping boulders with your body. Honestly you felt like you rather be safer with letting Denka and Hina smacking you with the environments instead. Still, you bloomed expediently under these harsh conditions. Improving further not only what you were constantly achieving in building for yourself but it also gave way to hardening your skin, flesh and bones. For you that was probably the best thing you could gain from such beatings. It wasn’t on par with steel but it was clearly harder than those boulders.
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>>3672641

You weren’t sure how or where but Lady Nekoma knew quite a lot about medical ninjutsu as well as biology. Otherwise her methods probably wouldn’t be so effective towards remaking you. Lady Nekoma’s treatments continuously pushed your muscles through a cycle of destruction and rebirth to build their strength and toughness. All while carefully optimizing them for their purpose, essentially remodeling yourself into the incarnation of tanking/human shielding in every form of the definition. You also got the feeling that eventually through continuous practice you’ll one day reach a physical condition to truly master Ninjuushou like Lady Nekoma who shown that she can vitalize her muscles to the point that they could unleash the greatest amount of force without damaging them at all. As well as help building up such a conditioning for Sage Mode.

With that in mind you almost didn’t mind getting beaten to half-death by Lady Nekoma. Almost.

>Continue what you been doing for further improvement
>Improving your senses and sensory skill to better learn how to use your Empathy Sensing
>Improve Cat Genjutsu
> Push yourself to the absolute limits of human dexterity/flexibility and reflexes to dodge better
>Fight Lady Nekoma 1v1 while asking her to take you seriously/no holding back
>Try to improve Chakra Enhanced Condition in between improving your physical conditioning
>Train Anima while under Lady Nekoma’s watchful eye
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>>3672643

This is week three by the way. Sorry if it ended up a little too meaty.

Sakura might as well be a Saiyan given how much of a Zenkai boost she'd get from all of this
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>>3672643
> Push yourself to the absolute limits of human dexterity/flexibility and reflexes to dodge better
Why settle for one way of tanking when you can have two?
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Havent caught up yet but I was reminded of this now that body modifications apparently is a possibility.

Game is Unlosing Ranger
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>>3672662
>>3672643
I'm gonna add to this
>Improve Cat Genjutsu
Returning to our roots and utilizing Genjutsu to help our dodges and feints, while not being reliant on it, and if Lady Nekoma wishes she can add her own Genjutsu to the mix. Causing us to learn how to counteract Genjutsu and Dodge simultaneously.
If we still have space in this week, due to how well it weaves into this training we can also add this
>Improving your senses and sensory skill to better learn how to use your Empathy Sensing
tl;dr: Powergaming like crazy.
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>>3672643
>>Improving your senses and sensory skill to better learn how to use your Empathy Sensing

It's the reason we wanted to train with the cats in the first place.
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>>3672662
>>3672718
>>3672788

Seem like I got to mix these together since it's essentially 2 for 2 for both ideas. And it's not really crammed enough for a one or the other voting call.
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>>3672796

For the third week you planned to focus on going back to your roots. Sure you were doing well in building yourself into a proper juggernaut capable of tanking countless blows and protecting your vitals through your muscle control. Deep down you knew you couldn’t just rely on toughing your body and letting it endure those blows. You still needed to be capable of evading when it really called for it. Furthermore you got the feeling that given your training in other areas you been slacking off on your natural affinity…Genjutsu. So for the next week you begin tackling on improving your Genjutsu skills alongside improving your senses and dexterity.

The full name of the Cat Genjutsu was Genjutsu: Nekogata (幻術・猫型 Illusion Technique: Cat Style). A broad style of Genjutsu created by the Ninneko based on their very long servitude with the Uchiha clan. Or so that’s what the Ninneko told you as only Lady Nekoma knows the truth. You chose not to ask her about it out of good faith. As well you remember during the times you talked to Itachi Uchiha that the Ninneko, specifically the Bakenekos were very good at Genjutsu. It is their tricky nature which rivals the skills of the Kitsune and Tanuki alongside their skill training in order to see the “truth” aka Seismic Sensing that ultimately lead to them being longtime allies of the Uchiha Clan.

Back on the Genjutsu itself, it was a very versatile and flexible Genjutsu. Originally it needed simple eye contact with the medium of choice, the most common being one’s eyes. Over time it became possible to use a different medium to attack the targeted sense. After all Ninnekos used scent, vision and touch for their Genjutsu. Although for cats scent was a double edged sword but many of them were still willing to use it against their old adversaries such as the canines. Vibrations via sound were a specialty between the Bakenekos and more commonly the Maneki-nekos with the use of bells.

These Genjutsus effect the mind, causing one to experience a sudden scenario change within the mind. Leaving the victim trapped inside as they’re force to do battle with illusionary conjurations, commonly that of ninnekos. Thereby leaving the main body in a daze. Useful for forceful extraction of information, relayed memories, reveal truthful confession for interrogations, controlling a target’s actions or even just forcibly but temporally causing loss of consciousness or paralysis. More advanced users have used the Genjutsu: Nekogata to deceive the opposition by messing with their perception abet more subtly. Acting more like a mirage than merely just a dream within a dream inside the subconscious.
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>>3673011

To your fortune or misfortune, Lady Nekoma came up with the perfect means to do all of that upon listening to your suggestion. All of it was able to be done in between daily sparing and obstacle course races. Of which was different than the previous survivor course that you partake last week to improve your physical strength and constitution. Just like with last time you found yourself pushing your body to its physical limits to improve your dexterity and flexibility. Ninjas were naturally trained through acrobatic activates such as gymnastics during the academy to prepare them for the ninja world. So for you this was a crash course back to the basics.

Of course you knew by now that this was more “excessive” than the standard as you were pushed into positions and poses you didn’t think you could feasibly perform. Luckily for you that Anima has already improved your flexibility. So much so that you suddenly found yourself able to mimic and perform the Soft Physique Modification, though the Ninnekos called it the Body Length Deformation Technique (長体変形の術, Chōtai Henkei no Jutsu). Although for you to realize that took quite a lot of strenuous poses such as the splits to trigger your muscle memory to uncover the secret. In time you learned how to dislocate your joints and reconnect them through your improving muscle control. Honestly if it wasn’t for your developing pain tolerance this process would be far too grueling for you to get used to. At least you knew enough medical ninjutsu to undo any potential damage and numb your pain receptors just in case.
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>>3673110

Furthermore the training did wonders with improving your physical speed. You weren’t no Lee or Tenten much less Haku but you were far faster than anyone expected the bruiser Sakura Haruno to be. You trained up your speed to mainly improve your dodging capabilities and general dexterity. What took greater priority was improving your reflexes. Something that the obstacle courses and daily spars did an excellent job providing. Having to run from giant Bakenekos with dense weights really made you wished you were just lifting the giant cat statues like it was last week. Be that as it may you eventually pulled it off and greatly improved your leg muscles and equilibrium.

When it came to Genjutsu you found yourself naturally developing faster than what anyone excepted. Again this was quite possibly due to your natural affinity for the art. Even so, you really found yourself practicing Cat Genjutsu during sparring. With the other Ninnekos you slowly gotten used to using it as a medium to return to your old tactics of messing with the senses. You were going to give Genjutsu in general a full training improvement when you found the time. For now you focused primarily on utilizing it in conjunction with your dodges and feints. You made sure not to rely on it but it was good to sharpen the skills to pull off in between exchanging blows.

Lastly came the general improvements of your senses. Unlike with your first fight with Lady Nekoma it wasn’t easy tapping into that Empathy Sensing you subconsciously tapped into. The Ninnekos tried their best to help you with your current task. In time through their help you gotten used to adjusting to your heightened senses and could use them for long periods without any strain. While you found yourself sharpening your senses accordingly, it still didn’t lead you any closer to learning how to willingly tap into empathy sensing. So once you managed to greatly improve your sensory skills through these challenges, you begin to think just one thing that could help you achieve what you seek most.

>Fight Lady Nekoma one on one to see how far you come and reawaken Empathy Sensing
>Spend your last week training a previous training program further [write-in]
>Train Anima while under Lady Nekoma’s watchful eye
>Improve Summoning
>Continue to heighten your senses and physical conditioning further by traveling into Ama-no-Iwato ("heavenly rock cave")
>Other [write-in]
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>Train Anima while under Lady Nekoma’s watchful eye

I'm hoping this can change it to be less of a danger
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>>3673113
>Fight Lady Nekoma one on one to see how far you come and reawaken Empathy Sensing
Anima training's nice and all, but something tells me we'll want Empathy Sensing ready.
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>>3673113
>Continue to heighten your senses and physical conditioning further by traveling into Ama-no-Iwato ("heavenly rock cave")
Training in a fancy named cave is a rite of passage.
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>>3673113
>>Fight Lady Nekoma one on one to see how far you come and reawaken Empathy Sensing
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>>3673128
>Train Anima while under Lady Nekoma’s watchful eye
>See about removing your Hidden Limitations and Sense of Pain ala Guts from Berserk
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>>3673128
>>3673175
>>3673211
>>3673249

Looks like Training Anima and Fighting Lady Nekoma is going hand and hand.

Sorry cave anon >>3673192 Unless no one minds duking it out in the cave.
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>>3673327

fighting in the cave sounds interesting
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>>3673327
I wouldn't mind the battle taking place in the cave, that actually sounds like a nice final test.
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>>3673327
I'm okay with fighting in a fancy ground hole.
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>>3673327

In the past three weeks during your stay in Takamagahara you find yourself strangely getting into the customs and culture of the Ninnekos. Even without the changes done thanks to Anima, you would’ve most likely learned how to speak cat just to fit in. And probably gotten the special cat ear headset from Nekobaa and Tamaki for added insurance. Now such things were unnecessary as you were getting in touch with your inner cat, though Bakeneko would be way more accurate. Perhaps when the chunin exams were over you’d continue to make trips to Takamagahara through Kikkyo Castle or by getting your summons to reverse summon you like this time.

Nevertheless, on the final week you were given a special challenge based on your current progress. You strongly believe that living like a cat for three weeks has given you a better understanding of your inner beast. Therefore, you suggested to Lady Nekoma that you wanted to try to better control Anima. Much to the Great Sage’s annoyance, she eventually compromises by having you take a trip to Amanoiwato. To what you can understand it was a massive cave that is said to double as a maze-like catacombs. Serving both as a detriment to intruders while a perfect means of training for the Ninneko among other usages.

Seeing this as the perfect place to safely train your senses and control over Anima you agreed with no argument. Of course actually arriving in the cave you came to realize just how challenging it was. Inside the cave there was little to no light, and the sheer density of the bedrock essentially isolated you from the outside world. Having to transverse through Amanoiwato cave for seven days and nights with none of your five senses was quite the challenge. Still, you trusted in Lady Nekoma’s wisdom and willingly invoke your Yin Seal to awaken the inner beast that was Anima.

Under the influence of Anima you naturally reverted back into being a ferocious beast. Unlike the last time you were holding on to your humanity if barely. Enduring the savage/primal nature that the enzyme produced when absorbing Nature Energy and the overwhelming presence of the untamed natural energy was truly a test of your sanity. Much like before you resorted to freely running wild like the beast before regaining your humanity. A feat that took about three whole days to achieve. At least during that time your body gotten used to relying on its other senses to navigate through the darkness.
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>>3673623

Unaware of the challenges ahead, you found yourself battling against Lady Nekoma in the shadows. To be more accurate it was through her hair clones. Unlike the Shadow Clone Jutsu and similar techniques, stuff like regular elemental clones only demonstrated a fraction of the user’s physical capabilities. They were limited in usage but still shown noteworthy utility. The Hair clones were no different as this allowed them to serve as perfect training tools for you to face. A tenth of Lady Nekoma’s strength made the fighters no different than fighting the Legendary Stupid Brothers.

In addition to the sensory training you were now also continuing with the physical conditioning training in Anima Stage One. While your mind struggle with control your body did its best to overcome the hair clones. Originally it took removing your hidden limitations and fighting at a hundred percent of your muscle capability to defeat the swarm of hair clones. At the same time you learned that fighting such a way drained your stamina. Your body may now be conditioned to handle the power without shredding itself but it still exerted more stamina than normal. So yet another means of training open itself for you as you grow during your time in Amanoiwato.

By the third day as you came to your senses you start to become more aware of the dangers of Anima. With each waking moment you had to deal with intense killing intent and violent impulses. This wasn’t new to you but it still didn’t get easier no matter how many times you transformed. Suppressing those murderous rampages was no easy task even with your current progression. That said, you tested your mantle enduring this and reclaiming your mind. Things would’ve been easier if Saigyō was assisting you in such matters but she was seemingly gone. Leaving you to pick up the slack and manage your own emotions and state of mind rather than letting the second mind handle it.

On the dawn of the fourth day you made your way towards what appears to be a ring. Inside the ring stood a single figure as their scent was very familiar to you. It was Lady Nekoma as she soon explains to you your next test. The real reason why she decided to choose Amanoiwato was to keep you contained if worse comes to worse. You begin to recall that she was going to use the month long experience to judge your character. To see if you were still someone worth associating or a threat that needed to be put down. Lady Nekoma regrettably tells you she still hasn’t come to a decision yet. Therefore, this fight would be the deciding factor now that you were in Anima.
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>catacombs
Ha.
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>>3673743

“Take your stance and let’s get ready. For the next ninety-six hours you and I are going to fight in this arena. Use everything that you learned so far to try and turn the tide. In exchange, I will start to take you seriously. And see whether or not…I’ll officially make you my student. If you lose yourself to Anima and become permanently transformed as a beast. Then it’ll be my job to save you…by putting you out of your misery.” Lady Nekoma said, taking a rather dead serious tone before getting into position. This was it, your last chance to prove that you weren't going to let Anima take your life away from you.

>Thank Lady Nekoma for everything before making a move
>Stay focused and try to read Lady Nekoma’s next move/activate Empathy Sensing
>Focus on defending through hardening your body and tanking Lady Nekoma’s blows
>Try to dodge Lady Nekoma’s attacks while getting use to her rhythm
>Deceive Lady Nekoma with Genjutsu before using the Nijuushou
>Go on the offensive and not let Lady Nekoma make a move
>Other [write-in]
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>>3673776
>Thank Lady Nekoma for everything before making a move
>"May we Both be Furrr-midable opponents"
>Try to dodge Lady Nekoma’s attacks while getting use to her rhythm
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>>3673776
>>Stay focused and try to read Lady Nekoma’s next move/activate Empathy Sensing
>>3673795
NO PUNS, bad anon.
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>>3673776
>>Thank Lady Nekoma for everything before making a move
>>Deceive Lady Nekoma with Genjutsu before using the Nijuushou

>>3673795
Bad dog!
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I kind of wanted to support the pun but the thread really hates it.
Oh well.
>>3673776
>Thank Lady Nekoma for everything before making a move
>Stay focused and try to read Lady Nekoma’s next move/activate Empathy Sensing
Some of us came here for the Empathy Sensing part, time to utilize it.
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>Thank Lady Nekoma for everything before making a move
>"May we Both be Furrr-midable opponents"
>Try to dodge Lady Nekoma’s attacks while getting use to her rhythm

Puns for days.
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>>3673795
>>3673957
>>3673917
>>3673825

Seem like you got a +3 for puns. Truly the city has made you embrace your true self.
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>>3674688

"Thank you for everything you done. I’m not going to let it go to waste nor will I let it come to you killing me. That is not how I’m going to let my story end.” You mentioned as you bowed to Lady Nekoma. You went as far as getting down on all fours to show gratitude before you got into combat formation.

There was a strong showing of resolve and determination coming from you despite it being dark. Your eyes have adjusted to awakening your feline traits and fully embracing them like the rest of your body. Normally cats were good at seeing in the dark better than humans due to their superior sight. But unlike regular cats, you feel yourself able to see the finer details and colors. With the use of chakra you could see in total darkness. This was most likely another reason why Lady Nekoma had you train here.

“Good, now that is what I want to see. If nothing else I’ll acknowledge the pure-heartedness that you demonstrate alongside your resolve.” Lady Nekoma smiled, also getting ready into combat formation. It was almost like the first time you fought against the Great Cat Sage. And yet the atmosphere while tenser was noticeably different from the terrifying presence you once felt. You felt like you gotten a much better understanding of yourself in the past three and a half weeks than you did previously. So you was fired up to do battle.

“May we both be Furrr-midable opponents” You said happily with a smile. Causing Lady Nekoma to blankly stare at you with a grumpy cat like face. She didn’t say anything but you got the feeling that her next words would’ve been “Am I a joke to you?” with her stern look. Quickly she shook it off with a sigh before crackling her hand.

“Seem like Takamagahara has left more of an impression on you than what even I expected.” Lady Nekoma said, trying her hardest to keep herself from hugging the dork in front of her.

On the next drop of moisture hitting a large reserve of cave water the two of you suddenly began to move towards one another. Puns aside you kept yourself from losing focus. Unlike in the beginning you weren’t going to lose pace with Lady Nekoma. Having a better understanding of not only her fighting style but her character as well you soon start calculating Lady Nekoma’s next move. Under the influence of Anima you were truly at your current maximum potential. Luckily it was enough to mildly catch Lady Nekoma off guard with a sudden shifting of your body weight to dodge her punch within a hair’s breadth.
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>>3674813

“I’m not the same person I was three weeks ago!” You cried, taking great pride in your current predicament.

“Oho? Not bad. Seem like fighting those clones of mine in this state has improved your skills even further.” Lady Nekoma remarked, following up with a swift sweep kick towards your ankles.

Resulting you responding by using your tail as a means to catch yourself and support your body simultaneously. All that training paid off as using your tail was now second nature. With this in mind you went as far as to thrust both your legs against Lady Nekoma. The sudden swiftness and force of your kicks actually forced Lady Nekoma to guard herself with her elbows to neutralize the attack. Already you were doing much better than before as you managed to connect a blow.

Sure it didn’t do any damage but you were making strides towards getting Lady Nekoma to take you seriously. Against what you are now you were dodging just about three-fifths of Lady Nekoma’s attacks. With the last two you cushioned the blow through your reinforced skin and musculature. After countering your kicks Lady Nekoma lung forward to deliver a series of kicks. You met the challenge with a series of kicks of your own upon following Lady Nekoma’s current rhythm. Followed by some punches and you were now matching her move for move as the battle starts escalating.

At the rate you were going chances are you’ll reach four-fifths rather quickly. Perhaps even managing to exchange blows in between dodging against Lady Nekoma. At the same time you continued to center yourself and focus on drawing out “that”. Despite your sharpened sensory skills, you still feel like it didn’t make any progress unlocking Empathy Sensing. That’s why you needed to fight her again. To get her to push you into a corner and make you draw out that experience again. Your entire training program would mean next to nothing if you let things end here without learning how to willingly call it forth.

>Provoke Lady Nekoma to stop with the warm up and get down to business
>Continue dodging and reading her movements while pushing for Empathy Sensing
>Deceive Lady Nekoma with Genjutsu before using the Nijuushou
>Go on the offensive and not let Lady Nekoma make a move
>Focus on defending through hardening your body and tanking Lady Nekoma’s blows
>Push yourself further to start making afterimages
>Other [write-in]
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>>3674833
>>Deceive Lady Nekoma with Genjutsu before using the Nijuushou
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>>3674833
>>Deceive Lady Nekoma with Genjutsu before using the Nijuushou
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>>3674833
>>Provoke Lady Nekoma to stop with the warm up and get down to business
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>>3674833
>Continue dodging and reading her movements while pushing for Empathy Sensing
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>>3675097
>>3675230

In order to push for Lady Nekoma to draw out more of her monstrous strength you begin to move forward. While still continuing with dodging and intercepting blows with your own, you slowly begin to prepare to use Genjutsu: Nekogata. Given the lighting in the area it was rather foolish to try and use the vision as a medium. Therefore, you instead went with scent based through a rather unorthodox manner. Using your own body sweat as the medium you begin to implant your genjutsu. Normally the past version yourself wouldn’t have considered such a method out of it being too gross. However, spending the month in the land of the wild beasts slowly made you reconsidered your priorities.

Of course by doing this you had to slowly transform the liquid with your chakra and disguise it in a way that wouldn’t draw attention. As a result you had to endure continuing to exchange blows and withstand them to build enough of a good sweat to properly infuse your Genjutsu. Any other kind of scent like floral related would only alert Lady Nekoma and she wasn’t giving you a chance to make an odorless Genjutsu method. So this was the best method you could think off in such a short notice. The Chakra Control training you did in order to manage your newfound Chakra reserve gave you a better understanding of your strengths and limits. Returning to the basics was perhaps the best thing for you.

During that time you find yourself slowly getting annoyed with Lady Nekoma. Not in the sense that you weren’t laying a direct hit to her. Rather it felt like that Lady Nekoma was taking you lightly. Several times during your exchanges you saw that she could have done serious damage to you. And yet she kept her form and continued to fight you with the “kitty gloves” on. This was triggering the enzyme inside of you as you felt your body temperature rise. Your blood was boiling and your anger begins to form. Not once did you let it get a hold of you. Once again you begin to prove it to yourself that you were going to make Anima truly your own and not be enslaved by it.

Once ready you decided to take the initiative and start to spread your Nekogata through your sweat. It was about twelve hours since the two of you started to exchange blows. So relying entirely on Taijutsu was the most likely choice if one were to last through the ninety-six hour timeframe. You were using that mindset to your advantage with a subtle Genjutsu. All you aimed to do was to distract Lady Nekoma’s perspective. Just a couple of seconds were all that you needed. As it appeared that Lady Nekoma’s attention was now distraction by your subtle Genjutsu. You proceed to follow up by kneeling down and building up your strength.
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>>3675690

By using both of your hands you were going to deliver a stronger variation of the Niuushou against Lady Nekoma’s abdomen. The left hand was covering the knuckles and fingers of the right. Serving as a buffer to help reduce the damage of the Nijuushou while still maximizing the power of the devastating blow. Quickly you thrust forward once Lady Nekoma seemingly strikes at the air. Lowering your body to avoid detection you thrusts both of your arms against Lady Nekoma with all of your might. In an instant your hands clashed against the Great Cat Sage, planning on delivering the powerful vibration. However, instead of the attack connecting, you felt no response despite it being a direct hit. A look of shock covered your face as you felt familiar eyes looking down at you.

“Got to say using your own body fluid such as sweat as a medium for the Nekogata is quite clever. Most wouldn’t realize such a trick until it was too late. Especially during an endurance match such as this. Most inventive was using the Nekogata to deceive the perception of your enemy long enough for a well-timed Nijuushou. I can’t say that I’m not proud of your development. And your reflexes and raw speed has improved to the point that the timing was just perfect. And yet even with all that you’re still shocked that I countered your attack.” Lady Nekoma explained, leaving you like a deer in the headlights. As you listen to her story, you felt yourself suddenly coughing up saliva mixed with blood as multiple blows start to show against your rock hard abs and buxom. You weren’t sure how considering that you didn’t feel any of the blows connecting to your flesh.
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>>3675720

“Gah…”You gripped your ribs while kneeling down trying to figure out how she did this. The only answer you could think off was the Soguchi (削ぐ地; Reduced Territory). According to your memory, it was an advance application of the Nijuushou that utilizes kinetic force to make a shockwave to serve as the medium for the Nijuushou. Normally this was done with a tool or weapon before striking with the Nijuushou on a surface. Unfortunately you came to realize that Lady Nekoma only needed her own body to pull it off and using the pressure from her physical blows as the medium.

“Looking for an opening in between your opponent’s attacks is always a good first move. Adjusting to their rhythm lets you get into their territory and synchronize with their movements before making your next move. However, if you take too long to read your adversary’s rhythm you run risk of them doing the same to you. Thus it was easy to counter your improved Ninjuushou with the Zōkaseki (造化斥; Natural Repulsion).” As Lady Nekoma explained, you looked to see on her back was one of her two black tails. It soon dawn upon you that you recalled something similar when Neji and Hinata used their palm thrust to neutralize and damper the incoming attack from the opposing direction of that blow onto their own body. You believed it worked on a similar if not the same practice.

“Don’t fret over the fact that the difference in our power and experience is what decided this outcome. It is the only logical conclusion to come even with your power up through Anima. Take pride that you’re making me use more of my full power.” Hearing Lady Nekoma said that caused you to grit your sharpened canine teeth in anger. Once again she was being too kind and gentle. You get the feeling that she seemingly let you pull off your trick so she could teach you and help you improve.


>Angry Provoke Lady Nekoma with a Lecture before pushing her to “fight seriously”
>Pick yourself up and try to subtly steal chakra to heal yourself
>Fall back to dodging and reading her movements while pushing for Empathy Sensing
>Go on the offensive and not let Lady Nekoma make a move
>Focus on defending through hardening your body and tanking Lady Nekoma’s blows
>Push yourself further to start making afterimages
>Other [write-in]
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>>3675723
>Push yourself further to start making afterimages
>Go on the offensive and not let Lady Nekoma make a move
>Read her movements carefully, waiting for the opportune counter by tapping Into Empathy Sensing. Counter the counter!

Time to step on the gas and push It Into high gear
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>>3675753

Looks like this is a winner and I might as well use >>3675531 for dialogue.
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>>3676011
>not something you cannot use indefinitely.
Oof, I know the feeling of having inopportune double negatives though.
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>>3675907

Putting your feelings aside you jump back from Lady Nekoma. The only way you were going to get Lady Nekoma to take this more seriously was to exert yourself further. Channeling the power of Anima allowed you to forcibly disable your hidden limiters without outright releasing the first Inner Gate. As a result you begin to tap into one hundred percent of your physical strength. Physically this was now your strongest form as the Four Lotus weights didn’t restrict your physical prowess. If this wouldn’t do the trick then you weren’t sure what would.

Using your new found leg strength you managed move in extreme speeds to create a series of afterimages around. A process that normally took you using the Body Flicker Jutsu and the Clone Jutsu to pull off. The amount of physical exertion needed to make afterimages with mass was truly strenuous. Something that you could only currently pull off through Anima or Shinrei Mahachisu as not even your current level of Chakra Enhanced Conditioning could pull it off. Still, with your army of afterimages now surrounding Lady Nekoma she was forced on the defensive. You weren’t going to give her a chance to find your presence as you remove your scent and presence to the best of your ability.

Moving at instantaneous speeds in between the afterimages gave for another means of defense. With this hit and run strategy you now went on the offensive. Unsurprisingly Lady Nekoma was able to block and dodge your unhindered blows, but they certainly required far more effort than she was giving previously. Before she could strike you down you replaced yourself with an afterimage clone instead. Contracting your muscles further till they start bulging you managed to freely control your moment speeds to keep Lady Nekoma from adjusting to your rhythm. In a sense this was your recreation of Haku’s Demonic Ice Mirrors as it was named Hanatakaōka (Bouquet of Cherry Blossoms) and like the original it was not something you can use indefinitely.

Therefore you needed to draw it out, the Empathy Sensing to anticipate Lady Nekoma’s next move. Easier said than done considering you’re putting your all into this trick. Not that you weren’t trying regardless, it was a hard process to grasp. Worst of all was the fact that every time you believed you landed a blow, Lady Nekoma countered it through the use of Zōkaseki to nullify the damage and impact or Chōtai Henkei no Jutsu slide your blows off from her body with her superhuman flexibility. Pushing yourself to these extremes was doing a number on improving your skills. Yet you weren’t close to achieving the Empathy Sensing or getting Lady Nekoma to start taking you seriously. Such roadblocks led to you feeling all the more frustrated and brimming with anxiety.
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>>3672718 >>3673249
It took a while but you finally got your wish.


>>3676041

“Impressive. You’re getting better at managing your newfound attributes in Anima and keeping your cool. However…” As Lady Nekoma says this she simply places her hand against the floor. Despite being taken in by your tricks it still wasn’t enough to overcome her.

Several of your afterimages jumped forward to try and stop the Cat Sage from making a move. A counter attack towards whatever that Lady Nekoma has planned. A valid effort but Lady Nekoma rendered such efforts worthless. Just by placing her hand against the ground and utilizing Zōkaseki at the right time. You were suddenly hit with from intense wave of pressurized dense air. In one move Lady Nekoma managed to obliterate your entire strategy.

Quickly you dashed away from the sudden updraft to avoid the brunt of the attack. Such self-preservation gave Lady Nekoma the insight needed to pinpoint your current movement. With a single step Lady Nekoma suddenly disappeared from sight. Distracted by the disaster you lost track of Lady Nekoma for just a moment. And that moment was enough for her to soon reappear from behind. Luckily you had your tail on standby to serve as a counterattack. Slamming the tail against Lady Nekoma you knocked away her incoming Nijuushou encased fist. Following by a charged Nijuushou punch of your own, you made a decisive blow on Lady Nelkoma. Only by doing so did you finally understood what she meant.

…You were under Lady Nekoma’s Genjutsu, more specifically the Nekogata. When exactly did she have the time to cast it? How long were you under the effects? What was happening to your body now? So many questions started to run rampant against your mind. As you continued to think about it you begin to gather one possible method that she could have done. At the moment you locked her in your Nekogata, Lady Nekoma used Genjutsu Reversal" (幻術返し, Genjutsu Gaeshi, Literally meaning: Illusion Technique Reversal) upon you to bounce you back.

Unlike "Genjutsu Dissipation" (幻術解, Genjutsu Kai, Literally meaning: Illusion Technique Dissipation) which only removes Genjutsu, Genjutsu Reversal as the name suggest traps the caster of the Genjutsu by performing an identical genjutsu once decrypted. It was a more advance technique as it took precise chakra control and keen observation to pull it off. It wasn’t surprising that you were getting all the more upset at being made like a fool by Lady Nekoma despite your resistance to Genjutsu. Quickly you made the necessary hand seals to preform Genjutsu Dissipation to remove the Genjutsu and return you back to reality.
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>>3676042

Currently you stood looking around down on all fours while Lady Nekoma was holding what appears to be a lime green fuzzed toy tied to some plant. If you didn’t feel like a fool before you most certainly feel like it right now as regained your senses. Lady Nekoma meanwhile starts to pull the toy away now that she didn’t need it.

“That took sooner than what I expected. Congratulation. Unfortunately like my Genjutsu doppelganger was going to say, you’re going to need to try harder if you want to have a chance against me. So stop screwing around and get serious.” With that you felt your blood vein exploding from anger. You didn’t expect yourself to actually beat Lady Nekoma. It was just furious having your chain jerked around despite the severity of the situation.

“…Do you honestly believe I don’t know that?” You muttered, gritting your teeth as your claws sharpen and the fur on your tail stood up in anger. Lady Nekoma slowly tilted her head but reframed from speaking.

“Lady Nekoma….I’m truly grateful that to have been sparring with you for nearly a month. You made it painfully aware of how much I have left to learn in between those rigorous training exercise and combat courses. You never let up and show any slowing down or hesitation in training me. That’s why I know exactly how strong you are. Even without Anima I can sense it.” You said while your tone continued to get more agitated and aggressive.

“So…tell me….exactly which of us is screwing around? If you’re really settled on testing me to the point you’re willing to kill me then you shouldn’t be pretending that you’re getting serious when you’re being so kind. Teaching me my weaknesses and helping me improve even now. I don’t need the training wheels called a warm up to get myself used to your fighting style before you finally start to get serious.” You growled, picking yourself up as the enzyme in you boiled intensely alongside your blood. You were becoming more feral in response to your rising anger.

“This is a serious fight Lady Nekoma! Come at me with full strength! Fight me with the intent to kill!” You screamed, letting out a powerful presence out from your body. From the outside point of view it was shaping itself to take the form of a six armed Rakshesha. Now taking the form of an anthropomorphic variation the Rakshesha’s appearance intensifies further looking like the proper representative of your inner will.
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>>3676064

Currently you stood looking around down on all fours while Lady Nekoma was holding what appears to be a lime green fuzzed toy tied to some plant. If you didn’t feel like a fool before you most certainly feel like it right now as regained your senses. Lady Nekoma meanwhile starts to pull the toy away now that she didn’t need it.

“That took sooner than what I expected. Congratulation. Unfortunately like my Genjutsu doppelganger was going to say, you’re going to need to try harder if you want to have a chance against me. So stop screwing around and get serious.” With that you felt your blood vein exploding from anger. You didn’t expect yourself to actually beat Lady Nekoma. It was just furious having your chain jerked around despite the severity of the situation.

“…Do you honestly believe I don’t know that?” You muttered, gritting your teeth as your claws sharpen and the fur on your tail stood up in anger. Lady Nekoma slowly tilted her head but reframed from speaking.

“Lady Nekoma….I’m truly grateful that to have been sparring with you for nearly a month. You made it painfully aware of how much I have left to learn in between those rigorous training exercise and combat courses. You never let up and show any slowing down or hesitation in training me. That’s why I know exactly how strong you are. Even without Anima I can sense it.”

“So…tell me….exactly which of us is screwing around? If you’re really settled on testing me to the point you’re willing to kill me then you shouldn’t be pretending that you’re getting serious when you’re being so kind. Teaching me my weaknesses and helping me improve even now. I don’t need the training wheels called a warm up to get myself used to your fighting style before you finally start to get serious.” You growled, picking yourself up as the enzyme in you boiled intensely alongside your blood. You were becoming more feral in response to your rising anger.

“This is a serious fight Lady Nekoma! Come at me with full strength! Fight me with the intent to kill!” You screamed, letting out a powerful presence out from your body. From the outside point of view it was shaping itself to take the form of a six armed Rakshesha. Now taking the form of an anthropomorphic variation the Rakshesha’s appearance intensifies further looking like the proper representative of your inner will.
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>>3676064

Lady Nekoma could only look at the rising pressure from your wild chakra. On first glance it looked like you were succumbing to your killer intent and violent impulses to begin the murderous rampage. Lady Nekoma was no fool as she didn’t jump to conclusion. Through careful observation she was seeing you powering through the effects of Anima. Sure you were enraged and upset with Lady Nekoma showing you such kindness despite her threat and the severity of the final test. Yet you reframed from letting your anger be influenced by anyone else. Not even the overwhelming presence of nature was going to make you lose your sense of self.

That said you were far from the usual passive and reserved Sakura Haruno. You might still be holding yourself from being controlled. It still managed to influence you in some way as you lash out to the Great Cat Sage. Her expression slowly shift to a more serious tone as she gets up from the ground. It seems she has understood exactly the message you were trying to tell her. Almost as a respond to your rising aura you felt a familiar one manifesting. The colossal Asian tiger now took the form of an enlightened Buddha before changing to that of a wrathful Wisdom Queen. The kitten gloves were coming off now.

“It looks like I did something unnecessary. Very well…if you want me to fight a little more seriously. Then I really will act on my threat. Prepare yourself.” With a single step, Lady Nekoma closed the gap between you without even waiting for you to blink. You were seconds away from receiving a powerful leopard’s blow to the abdomen. You needed to act fast.

>Block the attack with your strongest defense
>Risk getting hit to deliver your strongest attack
>Dodge to the best of your ability
>Endure taking the hit to grapple Lady Nekoma
>Use the impending danger to try again with Empathy Sensing
>Other [write-in]
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>>3676076
>Block the attack with your strongest defense
>Use the impact of the blow to clear your mind and anticipate the follow-up.
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>>3676076

As I try to make Genjutsu a more viable/utilized art outside of being dominated by the Sharingan later. I remember one concept that was actually interesting but never get used because of course the only Genjutsu specialist who pulled it off was an Uchiha. Itachi Uchiha. The Sharingan makes it easier for one to know when they're in a genjutsu or not, but I like to think that Itachi is genuinely a true Genjutsu specialist. Adding the Sharingan to him is just overkill.

Anyway I'm gradually making adjustments based on outside manga info like the filler and novels to try and make Genjutsu itself appealing but not the instant KO as most believed it to be. Thus the stagnation from it being used in the main series.
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>>3676032

Yeah and my haste to fix it now left me with a more glaring problem I can't fix. Double posting. fml.
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>>3667222
Why are you gay
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>>3676076
>Use the impending danger to try again with Empathy Sensing
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>>3676076
>Risk getting hit to deliver your strongest attack
>Angle it so it Hits where you're most Heavily Armored
If it'll Works for Guts it'll Work for us
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>>3676081
>>3676149
>>3676150

It's strange how these 3 choices blend together. Oh well.
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>>3676212

There wasn’t much time to think of what would be the best course of action. Especially when given how enraged you’re currently demonstrating. Before long, you came to a conclusion that was worth gambling. Firstly you met with Lady Nekoma’s incoming attacking. Judging from what you could tell it was going to be a leopard blow. Chances are it will probably hold the Nijuushou for added effect. Dodging with the Soguchi being a possibility for a countermove was unfavorable for you. In regards to that you decide to reinforce your defenses with Kongōsho no Jutsu to reinforce yourself with the strongest form of dense. For added insurance you adjusted your body to have the attack meet where you were most heavily armored to cushion the blow.

Simultaneously you build up a spiraling vortex of dense chakra into your right fist to make the Mankai: Ōkashō. You were betting on combining the technique with the Nijuushou to achieve a truly devastating attack. This would take the almost of care and timing to perform. Luckily thanks to your training your chakra control while still suffering under your newfound chakra reserves still achieved the result. Upon coming into close contact with Lady Nekoma’s incoming attack you brace yourself to withstand the blow. Only by enduring it will give you the chance to clear your mind while opening up the chance to try Empathy Sensing yet again. With these two elements you were confident you can better anticipate Lady Nekoma’s follow up and counter it accordingly.

What a mistake that was as you come to realize upon receiving the blow. The sheer force of the impact was testing the limits of your resistance and durability. It was through the second attack that you further the reinforcement to withstand the Ninjuushou. Only through sheer tenacity you managed to successfully withstand the attack. Although you were coming close to puking thanks to the vibrations running amuck inside. Unfortunately it was during observation that you saw Lady Nekoma’s fist opening up. By doing so it produce a powerful shockwave through your body. Instantly you felt the remaining defenses you set up was shattered like glass. Leaving you to then deal the full brunt of the follow up. All of this happened within seconds but it would feel like an eternity of pain.

Just by thrusting an open palmed Leopard blow you was hit with a torrent of kinetic force and immense raw strength against your body. Even with your augmented natural defenses thanks to Anima it wasn’t enough to absorb the damage. Getting a Black Dragon’s Blizzard point blank pale in comparison to the destructive power that. Lady Nekoma’s attack delivered. Multiple bone fractures and internal damage piled up as you dropped to your knees. You puked out a puddle of blood while clinching your sides. The force of the attack bypass through your body and ripped through the inner cave.
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>>3676309

Such destructive force was simply unreal, even more so when it didn’t use a single ounce of chakra. Had it did you would’ve probably instinctively tried to absorb some of the chakra to lessen the blow. This was akin to the Hidden Lotus you saw Lee preformed given its destructive power. No, perhaps even stronger than that if even Anima couldn’t properly help you as it struggles with regeneration. It was a miracle that the attack didn’t rip you to shreds unlike it did with your strongest defenses. That didn’t change the fact you were rendered helpless and intense pain from taking the attack.

“You have some good instinct or you were just willing to take a blow for the chance to strike me. Either way it saved you from experiencing its strongest form. “Lady Nekoma explained, watching your body pulsate from the intense pain and damages. You were far too stricken with pain to speak properly as you continued to vomit violently.

“What I used against you was the Mijuushou (三 重性; Trinity Layers of Nature) or otherwise named the Mijuu no Tenki (三 重の天機; The Triple Layered Secrets of Nature). Only those who mastered the Nijuushou, Soguchi and the Zōkaseki can use the ultimate form of this art. It is a last ditched effort when facing someone who can continuously withstand the Nijuushou. Like its predecessor it comes with the same general risks including irreparable damage to his muscle tissue if misused and abused. Again this fighting style requires at least an incredibly athletic body to use effectively in the long term. Though personally most who fully mastered it develop an extraordinarily resilient physique with an incredible musculature to withstand even the Mijuushou without fear for the worst. Before I explain further, I’d suggest you continue to take your training seriously, less you want to have a leaner, more fragile frame with progressive issues with the advance techniques, let alone suffer potential damage trying to learn Mijuushou.” Lady Nekoma warned you in between her explanation. You kept quiet in between wanting to scream and just listened in to her lecture.
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>>3676340

“By opening the fist just within a few seconds after the Ninjuushou made contact, it creates a powerful flick of tremendous force of kinetic energy in the form of a shockwave. Delivering exceptional amount of centripetal force to damage the opposition while simultaneously stunning them as it travels throughout the entire body much like the ripples on a watery surface. Of course with this move it is still possible one to deflect or dodge the finger flick. Unfortunately for them, by doing so they’ll be automatically be subjected to the newly created vacuum and inexorably pulled closer to the user to face the True form of the Mijuushou. “

“T-True form?!” You muttered in between puking again. At this point you went to invoke the Mystical Palm Jutsu to help with repairing your inners. She missed your vitals but with the way it attacked your entire body it might as well have hit them directly.

“The true form of the Mijuuushou comes in the form of the vacuum. Because the first two blows destroying the natural resistance and opposition of the point of impact, the third strike causes an immense force upon opening the fist. This vacuum draws in everything towards the target with its intense winds. Usually the opponent will be overwhelmed and caught off balanced by these such winds. Leaving them helpless to face the true form of the Mijuushou. By delivering an open palm strike or Leopard Blow it maximizes both the destructive force of the blow and the suction power of the vaccum. These duel forces tears through the opposition from the inside out, each impact carrying enough tremendous force capable of smashing, shifting and razing the nearby surroundings just from the aftereffect of the shockwave. It is this through the Mijuushou that this style truly earned the name as an Absolute Attack (Zettai Kōgek). “ Lady Nekoma said. You basically recalled Kakashi's Raikiri being dubbed as such a technique considering the one time he cut through natural lightning. If any of them carried the same power as this then it really did earned the name.
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>>3676346

“Certain death is usually ensured when preformed correctly but one can reduce the lethality of the attack due to the muscle control or use of their chakra to dampen the impact. Nevertheless, the opposition is usually marked with the print of a feline’s paw thanks to the friction of the blow grinding intensely against the surface. I hope this demonstration satisfied your desire to fight me seriously. Because when you get up I’m going to continue to demonstrate how I fight when I’m serious.” At this point you strongly believed that Lady Nekoma was making through with her threat. Just one blow although dampened nearly put you unconscious. It was taking your willpower alone to continue moving your body as it was shutting down.

“Unless you want to give up. That’s fine too. Honestly I wouldn’t blame you. Because once I fight seriously…I have a rather hard time holding back. You really will be at risk of death if you continue. Surely you don’t have any reason to risk your life on the line for this.” Lady Nekoma turned her attention away from you to look at the damaged scenery. How long has it been since she actually used the Mijuushou? Even if she was provoked it was truly overkill to prove a point.

>Get back up and continue fighting
>Pass out and let your body recover before doing anything else
>Only Admit you’re taking a break to recover
>Give up
>Give into Anima
>Other [write-in]
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>>3676347
>Get back up and continue fighting
>Try to synchronize with Anima More
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>>3676359
Can we just... not?
We just got hit by a ridiculously lethal technique and barely survived, we're not actually Guts. And tapping harder into Anima isn't exactly going to do wonders for our control, we're trying to prove we aren't a danger after all.
>Only Admit you’re taking a break to recover
Nonetheless, I believe we're still going to be a bit stubborn.
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>>3676347
>Only Admit you’re taking a break to recover
>Get back up and continue fighting
>>3676381
Logic is for quitters. If we're not Guts, then we just have to BECOME GUTS.
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>>3676347
>Get back up and continue fighting
>Try to replicate her own techniques against her. If an absolute attack breaks any defense, then only an absolute attack might neutralize an absolute attack!

I wouldn't have voted to provoke her, but that we're here we might as well go for broke.
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>>3676347
>Get back up and continue fighting
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>>3676347
>>Only Admit you’re taking a break to recover
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Sorry for the long pause, I was dying from heat exhaustion due to grocery shopping. Fuck I hate summer.
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I'm dying from heat exhaustion sitting still, indoors, with the AC on. I hear death is cold, thankfully.
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>>3676347

>Get back up and continue fighting
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Alright I recovered enough of my will to live to get back into the swing of things. Writing shortly.
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>>3676359
>>3676381
>>3676419
>>3676545
>>3676655
>>3676721
>>3676916

Reduced to a haggard state you tried to pull yourself up in between shallow breaths. It wasn’t to the point of hyperventilating but the rapid breathes surely gave the impression. If there was one thing your near different experiences have given was a resilient body that truly embody the sheer tenacity and stubbornness that kept you going. In spite of that you were tackling the dizziness from rising quickly to your face. Legs started buckling with your knees shaking up the worse. Fear was trying to grip itself upon you but Yugao’s teachings kept you from falling into despair.

“I’m far from done! Don’t undere- Before you could finish you were cut off by the sudden urges forcing you to profoundly vomiting more blood. For all that pain you were enduring you were pushing your body to recover quickly. Willpower could only do so much as your body was one foot from collapsing. In spite of this you kept yourself composed as you continued your speech. “-estimate me. I’m just merely catching my second wind.” You smiled, blood dripping from your mouth. Strangely enough you were looking quite cool despite being so wrecked.

“So it would seems.” Lady Nekoma commented, taking briefly by surprise by the sheer determination that was spilling out from your body. You positively look half-dead and yet you were rising up to the challenge that befall upon you. For better or worse this was exactly the pinch needed to push your body into overdrive and get the gears moving. She wasn’t sure if it was admirable or downright foolish. Adrenaline was after all currently flowing through your body with your strength rising to hysterical levels.

Admirable as it was in truth you were only half-bluffing with that declaration. On the off chance of complete recovery before Lady Nekoma made her next move you were still at square one. Despite showing her hand with Mijuushou it didn’t change the overwhelming advantage she currently holds against you. You roughly estimate you could take two to three more Mijuushou before you would undergo into a comatose state. Above all else you couldn’t let yourself get hit with the technique again.

“Hm?” Lady Nekoma blinked, noticing that you were starting to take a strange pose. Rather than coming at her you begin to stabilized your own breathing and let more of your chakra flow through your body.
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>>3677111

You decided to close your eyes in order to visualize the path to victory. Almost mumbling in chanting you begin to repeat the phrase “Every action has an intent, feel your adversary’s presence. Don’t make any wasteful actions, stay focus and keep observing every hint you see.” It was a simple mantra that Yugao personally taught you during Battle Sense training and Sensory development. Nevertheless, it was helping you come closer to that you seek….Empathy Sensing. A vision begin to materialize in your head. It was foggy but you saw an outline of Lady Nekoma moving to distract you with a snap kick to follow up with a Nijuushou enhanced punch to the gut.

Much to your surprise everything started to go exactly as you anticipated. First came the swift kick that you dodged followed by the Nijuushou punch. You responded with a well-timed Nijuushou punch of your own. Notwithstanding the blow of the attack, your hand started to tingle deeply in stinging pain. It continued to throb despite reducing most of the incoming blow. Before you had the chance to react you soon felt yourself repeating the same move again with your other arm. Both of your hands tensed up from the pain, giving Lady Nekoma enough time to savagely beat you down with a series of kicks and punches. Naturally you forced your body to withstand it and shield your vitals but it could only do so much while trying desperately to repairing the body in between revitalizing.

If this was some sort of Anime this would be the part where your theme song started to play. Specifically having some sort of different rendition to symbolize your current growth. It still wasn’t as frequently but this battle of endurance and fruition was bearing fruits. Therefore you tough through the remainder of the first twenty four hours. Lady Nekoma didn’t give you any chance to recover after deciding to be so stubborn. In response you relied on being a punching bag to counteract this. Whenever she delivered a regular blow you chose not to block or dodge to conserve energy on repairing the damage.

Only when you felt the incoming danger of Ninjuushou did you decide to dodge or counter with one of your own. There was moments where Lady Nekoma managed to hit you but you were responding by subconsciously using Zōkaseki after enduring enough blows to start to get the hang by the advanced techniques you saw. By doing this your body was starting to memorize Lady Nekoma’s fluctuating Liger Style. Like it or not this was exactly needed for your development. Only Seventy-two hours left.

>Try to replicate Lady Nekoma’s own techniques against her.
>Continue accumulating experience and improvement by enduring the blows
>Keep focus on improving Empathy Sensing further
>Start to run away and regroup & recuperate
>Subtly try and siphon chakra in between the beatings
>Push yourself past your limits to exchange blows with Lady Nekoma
>Other [write-in]
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>>3677167

adding this since I forgot about it.

>Synchronize with Anima further
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>>3677167
>>Keep focus on improving Empathy Sensing further
Kakakakakachidaze
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>>3677167
>Keep focus on improving Empathy Sensing further
Gun gun gun gun gun wo muki
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>>3677167
>>Keep focus on improving Empathy Sensing further
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>>3677167
>Try to replicate Lady Nekoma’s own techniques against her.
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>>3677167
>Keep focus on improving Empathy Sensing further
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>>3677167
>Keep focus on improving Empathy Sensing further
>Synchronize with Anima further

Voting for this too
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>>Keep focus on improving Empathy Sensing further
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>>3677189
>>3677370
>>3677855
>>3678698
>>3678733

would've went with this personally but you be you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1iVECL1pYE

Seem like Lady Nekoma’s donation was really helping in boosting your stamina. Of course that didn’t take away the merits your hard work brought. If anything having a massive reserve of chakra currently being refining was good training for your chakra control. More importantly having boundless stamina akin to how you rank Naruto, Fu and Tenten was truly helpful. If you were fighting with your previous reserves, chances are you wouldn’t make it past twenty four hours. Maybe somewhere between forty eight to seventy two hours would’ve been possible if you pushed your chakra control to its limit for micromanagement. Such actions weren’t possible now but in exchange you now had the reserves to fully last the stipulation of fighting for ninety six hours straight with little to no rest. At least when the only thing you were mostly doing was Taijutsu.

Your tolerance to pain was really earning its keep. Even with the adrenaline flowing through you it matters not if you lose focus due to pain. But you were losing focus just from getting punched from places like the face. Pain tolerance or not you still couldn’t completely numb yourself from Lady Nekoma’s blows. Sure your tanking capabilities were blooming exceptionally as the two of you continue. In spite of that it seem that Lady Nekoma knows how to strike at your weak spots or overcoming your natural defenses through sheer raw strength. With that in mind you focused on anticipating Lady Nekoma’s next move to better brace yourself and act accordingly.

Still wasn’t as frequent or clear but you were slowly getting the hang of empathy sensing. Picking up the strength of feelings from others came with a better sense of reading their actions and movement. Someone who shows genuinely empathy towards others would naturally be suited for this kind of sensing. It wasn’t as flashy as actually seeing the future or near-flawless clairvoyance. It still merit especially coming from you. Understanding others was in fact one of your strongest points. Who else but you could manage to utilize the concept in such an unorthodox way?

As you continued to improve it another strange feeling was brushing against you. You weren’t sure how considering your current level of understanding. But from continuous usage was giving you some sort of perceptiveness towards viewing how others see the world. How would they think? What was their “sense of truth”? Or even how they perceive the world. Understanding introverts or discover one emotion is actually hiding another was becoming possible. Chakra after all carried the inner secrets of a person’s soul and your frequent exposure to Ninshu only made you more sensitive to picking these up.
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>>3679019

You felt like you were reading their hearts like some sort of diary. Sharing information that defined them and their character. It was slowly becoming sharp enough that you swear that you was actually seeing through Lady Nekoma’s own eyes. Putting yourself into the perspective of others gave for a better understanding of their character. And with that character you could better anticipate their actions to the point you would’ve made them in their shoes. A sort of clairvoyance like no other, calling it Clairempathy was more accurate.

Quite the otherworldly experience for you, so much so that it often left you distracted. When you were distracted it resulted in you taking more punches and kicks than you normally would. On the flipside enduring so many of those attacks also improved your ability of concentration in dire situation. Concentration was very important if you wanted to pull off using it on a dime regardless of outside interference. Seeing the intent of the surroundings through emotion was honestly becoming more bizarre for you. From the rocks to the living organisms hiding in the dark, you were beginning to pick up on the characteristics through the nature energy that was around you.

Anima was surely playing a part to you understanding the basics to nature energy. Naturally Lady Nekoma was already putting it together at how fast you were developing. And yet she continued with the training, going as far as adjusting her blows and movement to better test your perception. With the use of Genjutsu into the mix you now have a harder time reading Lady Nekoma’s heart. In addition she was dishing out blows that were too fast for you to react in time. With these two factors in play, it resulting in taking more blows. All with the intent of building better reaction time and resistance to Genjutsu. Really you were taking quite the heavy pounding from all of this. But as you proved time after time again, you were someone that was too stubborn to call it quits. Even by all accounts such tenacity would only bring misfortune.

>Synchronize with Anima further
>Start to run away and regroup & recuperate
>Subtly try and siphon chakra in between the beatings
>Push yourself past your limits to exchange blows with Lady Nekoma
>Try to replicate Lady Nekoma’s own techniques against her.
>Continue accumulating experience and improvement by enduring the blows
>Try to peak into Lady Nekoma’s “heart” to read her memories and thoughts through Empathy Sensing
>Other [write-in]
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>>3679052
>>Start to run away and regroup & recuperate
NIGERO
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>>3679052
>Synchronize with Anima further
>Subtly try and siphon chakra in between the beatings

We've gone over 24 hours. we'll need some kind of chance to recover soon. Running away to recover wouldn't fail the exercise would It?
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>>3679052
>>Synchronize with Anima further
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>>3679052
>Synchronize with Anima further
>Subtly try and siphon chakra in between the beatings
Are naruto and sasuke having a similar sort of training
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>>3679092

Sparring with Jiraiya and Kakashi but not the same level of brutality. Though for Naruto he's also getting help from Might Guy with Taijutsu training. And Kurenai is helping Sasuke with Genjutsu
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>>3679104
Is naruto getting an early rasengan?
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>>3679111

Building up to it. It's in the prototype stage. Jiraiya is more concern building up Naruto's foundation and improving how he uses Shadow Clones with Hiruzen's advice/assistance. Sasuke also got some pointers from Hiruzen for improving his Fire and Lightning Releases alongside other helpful tips.
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>>3679069

So long as you don't leave the cave itself you're fine. not that Lady Nekoma will make such tactics easy
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>>3679069
>>3679080
>>3679092

What seem like forever only amounted to being twenty four hours. To be more accurate it was now thirty hours in since you started this ordeal. Chalk it up to stubbornness for turning down the chance to recover from Lady Nekoma. At this stage you were positively getting numb to the pain from being so beaten and weary. The soul was still going strong but it’s clear that the flesh was becoming spongy and bruised. You really did feel like you were being broken down and molded like clay. In your case it felt more like being some sort of rubbery dough going through a vicious beating to make mocha or ramen. As you thought about it, you started to grasp a rather interesting idea. For it work you begin to synchronize with Anima.


Invoking Anima brought forth even more Nature energy through your body. The enzyme that lead to your transformation was blending wondrously with the cellular makeup that allowed for chakra absorption. Not really sure why but it wasn’t an unwanted result as it nets for better drawing speeds and circulation. On the other end of the coin you felt your pupil change and your features becoming more savage. More of your humanity was clearly being suppressed if not overwritten by diving further into Anima. But it couldn’t be helped, so long as your core essentials remained you’d still be you. That said something inside of you begin to awaken upon result. Slowly but surely…you were starting to enjoy fighting and combat. Probably the primal urges and violent impulses having a greater influence.

Through clever application of growing muscle mass and condensing it gave way for further reinforcement. You were becoming denser, tougher and stronger as a result. Like that of Ebonite you managed to amplify your own hardness while retaining flexibility and mobility. One could say that your physique could be compared to that of a tractor tire. It was becoming extremely well developed in light of these constant beatings and Anima’s influence. Although you felt yourself losing more of your normality with your body starting to mimic how rubber can flexibly cushion itself in order absorbs shock and kinetic force. Yet you couldn’t deny how it helped with your tanking strategy.
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>>3679210

Along with that your remolded skin was allowing for better application of Chakra Absorption. You weren’t going to make the same mistake with Lady Nekoma. Having multitude of layers of densely compressed flesh gave for more storage while protecting your body from possible backlash. The word sponge now come to mind during conception. Either way, you begin to deploy this act of cleverness towards achieving your objective. Starting with a simple punch to the face, you felt yourself contracting as your body cushion itself while simultaneously siphoning chakra. Didn’t change the fact that Lady Nekoma’s latest punch dug deep into your facial structure as you bounced back. Déjà vu came to mind as the first time it happened you had a bloody nose. Now there was only barely any bruise at all.

If that wasn’t a testament to how far you came during this month you weren’t sure what was. Using the siphoned chakra you speed up your recovery while replenishing stamina. Allowing you to keep going when it was smart to try and run away. No, you strongly believed that Lady Nekoma would probably chase after you or disqualified you if you ran. So this was a safer compromise. Although, as Anima synchronization improve, the more you begin displaying some of Berserk Sakura’s old habits. For instance, you were developing a taste for chakra.

>Further improve your tanking and chakra absorption skills
>Push to master Anima Stage one whatever it takes
>Push yourself past your limits to exchange blows with Lady Nekoma
>Try to replicate Lady Nekoma’s own techniques against her.
>Sharpen your senses and Empathy Sensing further
>Try to peak into Lady Nekoma’s “heart” to read her memories and thoughts through Empathy Sensing
>Try to come to your senses and run/regroup
>Embrace your new battle lust while remaining yourself
>Other [write-in]
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>>3679211
>>Push to master Anima Stage one whatever it takes
>>Push yourself past your limits to exchange blows with Lady Nekoma
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>>3679211
Body Length Deformation Technique (長体変形の術, Chōtai Henkei no Jutsu) is really earning its keep here.
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>>3679211
>Push to master Anima Stage one whatever it takes
>Further improve your tanking and chakra absorption skills
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>>3679306
>>3679457

Looks like that anon that's been against mastering Anima early is going to be upset. Writing now
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>>3679603
I wasn't against it, but the lack of safety nets is going to bite us in the ass and I can only disapprovingly stare.
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>>3679689

At least Part II Sakura has a legitimate reason for her loud outbursts/violent acts alongside being more emotional and impulsive. We Kushina 2.0 now.
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>>3679603

By all accounts there should’ve been a time and a place where you called it quits with Anima to rest. And yet you were driven by some force of will or conviction to fully mastered Anima Stage one. Clearly you were passed that point. Therefore, you continued to keep going and see precisely what was going to happen. Keeping your wits about was no easy task. Exposing yourself to Nature Energy through the enzyme naturally brought in strong cases of aggression. Not that you were a stranger to that given how much violent impulses and negative emotions you kept repressed for years. Even without the dangers of a corrupting presence, being driven to your primal urges and berserk tendencies wasn’t a favorable situation. You weren’t going to let yourself become a killer but there lies the contradiction.

In spite of this you kept going with improving your performance with Anima. Bit by bit it started to become more natural towards utilizing to its fullest capability. More of your body was mutating to adapt and adjust to the attributes accustomed in Anima. At this point there was no going back given how long you exposed yourself to the enzyme. Like it or not it was now hotwired to your core. Being so closely intertwine with the concept held a much greater influence to your composition. Be it physical or mental, you were achieving complete synchronization in between fighting Lady Nekoma. The pain that came from transforming was now non-existence. And any of the benefits that it brought such as augmented regeneration was starting to hotwiring to manifest in some form even in base form.

Most of all was the lack of blood rage that crippled you and originally made you a complete liability. In its place however was now a strong desire to fight and experience conflict. While your core personality kept you from directly causing such actions due to your empathy and sympathetic nature. It wouldn’t change the fact there lies such strong impulses that seek out such aggression inside of you thanks to the long exposure of Anima. Even at your worst you found yourself maintaining human reasoning abet corrupted by the savage nature brought in by nature energy. This wouldn’t change no matter how much nature energy you drawn upon yourself or how long you spent in Anima. A strong willed personality born to entice the innate lust for battle.

That being said, you managed to turn the killing blood lust when maximizing Anima to only trigger a more barbaric, rash and explosively hot-headed mindset. Causing that stragetic mind to a more brash and impulsive as you relied solely on instinct while maintaining a form of cleverness. Essentially drastically improving your battle sense with your intellectual side suffering. Additional training will eventually eliminate the changes to your strategic mind. But even with maintaining a level head and achieving a serene state, it still wouldn’t take away the need to push yourself in a sports-like manner.
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>>3679804

During this time your body continue to exchange blows with Lady Nekoma. While the mind worked to overcome the overwhelming influencing nature of Anima, the body went on to keep breaking its limits. Abusing that regenerative ability to restore itself from the damages done to your muscle fibers from going beyond. Along with further improving its ability to draw out energy and absorbing it as a faster rate to influence and affect the physical form. That hysterical strength that you demonstrated to Lady Nekoma was becoming more of a common recurrence. A fraction of it was coming akin to demonstrating your default strengths when uninhibited much like your growing emotions in Anima.

Lady Nekoma respond to this by keeping a more balanced form of brute strength and finesse. Your accelerating growth and development wasn’t nearly enough to make her considered using senjutsu chakra to keep up. Nonetheless you were giving her an excellent workout as she gradually increases her raw output to counteract. Constant destruction and recreation was naturally leading to better optimize your physical prowess to handle the current level of strength. But your continuous display of surpassing your limits made that change rather moot. So your body was in constant high gear to keep up with the escalating battle. This act of countless recklessness was only possible due to your composition.

As a reward for such self-destructiveness came in the form of optimized physical attributes and characteristic. Absorbing chakra had now become second nature alongside utilizing Anima. In addition to improving the drawing speed was the gathering and application. What normally took a couple of minutes to achieve was now reduced to mere seconds. For you to absorbed large volumes of chakra still took a minute or two, but if you really pushed yourself you could get it down to seconds. Though by doing so you became more addicted to absorbing chakra. Not that you weren’t already developing such cravings but Anima certainly weren’t helping in the slightest. Course you didn’t notice given how subtly you learned how to apply chakra absorption with your battle driven state of mind.

And to think you managed to achieve all of that within the second day of continuous fighting. There was only two days left before the endurance round was over. But while undergoing changes to become one with your primal side and mastering Anima in its current form was doing a real number on your character. At least you didn’t have Saigyō nitpicking you for choosing this unorthodox method of taming your berserk tendencies and overcoming the murderous drive. But at what cost?
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>>3679893

> Step up the pace so Lady Nekoma starts using 70% of her natural strength instead of 50%
>Try to replicate Lady Nekoma’s own techniques against her.
>Sharpen your senses and Empathy Sensing further
>Try to wrestle against your battle lust to take a break to recuperate
>Force another metamorphosis with Anima to unlock greater power
>Master the shapeshifting powers of Anima
>Other [write-in]

Okay I might of lied. You're Kushina 2.0 with a hint of Saiyan brutality/aggressiveness. But hey only being a Goku certainly beats being the murderous ball of destruction that Jugo demonstrates in stage one is worth it...isn't it ?
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>>3679898
>Force another metamorphosis with Anima to unlock greater power
>Step up the pace so Lady Nekoma starts using 70% of her natural strength instead of 50%

We don't want to just prove ourselves. Let's take it to the point where either she starts using Senjutsu or we win.
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>>3679898
>Calm down your cravings, that's shit's bad for you.
>Try to replicate Lady Nekoma’s own techniques against her.
>>3679973
There is a point where we need to stop.
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>>3679898
>Master the shapeshifting powers of Anima
>Sharpen your senses and Empathy Sensing further
>Try to replicate Lady Nekoma’s own techniques against her.
> Step up the pace so Lady Nekoma starts using 70% of her natural strength instead of 50%

Faster. Harder. Closer to the limit. Master what we have through the pressure, because the only way out Is through.

I for one approve of our new Goku tendencies.
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>>3680038
I don't mind the Goku Tendencies, but I am strongly against tapping any deeper into Anima until we get our mind back in gear.
Working with what we have and utilizing to it's maximum potential? Yeah sure go for it.
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>>3680064
I agree with you about tapping DEEPER Into Anima. I don't want to hit phase 2 or even start to unlock It. Phase 2 Is crazy dangerous.

I just want to master phase 1 to the point where we've got It's downsides under control and our efficiency with it maximized.
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>>3680037
>>3680038

So far based on the conversation bellow, it looks like there's two vote for a combination of these. Unless I'm mistaken.
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>>3680180
I can work with that honestly.
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>>3680037
Seconding this. We gotta stop with Anima before we get too deep.
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>>3680180
I think basically >>3680038
but also making sure we don't go out of control which Is fine, yeah. Maximize what we have INCLUDING anima to It's maximum potential, just don't push Anima further like Into phase 2 for Instance, just get used to phase 1 and master It.
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>>3680038
Supporting this. Can't stop, won't stop.
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>>3679898
This >>3680038
and
>Calm down your cravings, that's shit's bad for you.
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>>3680037
>>3680038
>>3680548

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWw2PHQEWTg

Lowkey Weapon Maka vs Asura. Thanks Jugo/Kawaki


Putting your newfound craving for fighting in check you kept yourself from diving deeper into Anima. Considering how far you went already it was a wise decision. Dancing on the edges of the current limitation was something to worthy enough for satisfaction. Saigyo was probably contempt with you already despite continuing to be unresponsive towards your recent activities. But even she still has a point about knowing your limitations and knowing when to stop. Also it would help convince your case with proving you’re not a dangerous liability to Lady Nekoma by drawing even more power from Anima.

That being said, you didn’t stop fighting with the Great Cat Sage. Even if part of it was due to your newfound ecstasy over fighting, it was still your choice on whether or not to act on such euphoria. It was only just a mixture just like the added ingredient of surpassing yourself engrafted onto you from the wisdom of Might Guy. You were improving greatly under this experience and honestly it was getting rather fun sparring with Lady Nekoma. Or maybe that sudden cross counter Leopard Blow to the face knocked some serious screws loose. It didn’t really matter.

Either way, you acted upon such burning bliss in a more controlled manner. By invoking the shaping powers of Anima you started to morph and change yourself to start ramping up the pace. Utilizing sclerosis and malacia in harmony gave for a more fluid and responsive sage transformation. It was a rather weird experiencing morphing parts of your body into different shapes and weapons. You couldn’t deny the effectiveness gained from your newfound fluidity. The more you practiced implementing it, the better you gotten at manipulating and controlling the unorthodox art. Like with your ebonite inspired body it was becoming second nature. In time you would develop activating the shapeshifting on reflex and reverting back to normal in a blink of an eye.

This level of transformation easily exceeded what the Transformation Jutsu could achieve. Perhaps even surpassing the more advance version the Shinten no Jutsu (Body Transformation Technique) where the mere illusion actually gained the properties and characters of what they transformed into given how instantaneous this shapeshifting was in comparison. As a side effect the Chōtai Henkei no Jutsu (Body Length Deformation Technique) was no longer requiring conscious effort to maintain. Truly you were beginning to resemble the textbook definition to the term “Living Weapon.”
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>>3680781

(To better explain the sudden change for the Transformation Jutsu I went with this https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/e-rank-ninjutsu/

I wanted the E rank Jutsus to actually represent their rankings compared to the canon. The Canon Variations naturally got an upgraded form that best represent their effectiveness/versatility with the correct rank it deserves.

The Body Transformation Jutsu for Instance would be B rank given its potential and complexity. To which Ms. Fundamentals has mastered to a T due to working on the basics for so long. )
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>>3680781

Yet even with all of this it still wasn’t enough to overcome Lady Nekoma. Her Cat instincts and sharpened senses allowed her to react in time to the instantaneous shapeshifting weaponry. Naturally you pushed developing your senses further to follow including Empathy Sensing and Seismic Sensing. Nevertheless, Lady Nekoma was still one step ahead thanks to keen observation and successfully anticipated your next move. But with your body getting closer to maximizing the full potential of Anima Phase One sooner or later Lady Nekoma needed to truly get serious to keep up.

Pushing the final nail on the coffin, you decided to start mimicking Lady Nekoma’s fighting style. From using the Shī Hǔ Shòuquán to using the more advance techniques of Nijuushou, you were getting better at being a miniature Lady Nekoma. The only exception came to the strongest technique of Nijuushou, the Mijuushou. Although you only saw it once, personally experiencing the technique gave you a clear understanding of how it works. Also helped that Lady Nekoma explained the steps during your painful convulsions. Theoretically it should be possible with your current physique in Anima to perform. But should you try it was the big question.

As Lady Nekoma dodges your transformed forearms tendril blades you saw her coming close to strike at you with a well-timed Nijuushou. Smiling at this you showed your creative side to Lady Nekoma. Her senses alerted her to jump upwards as a series of shockwaves shot upwards from below. During the confrontation you slammed your hair deeply into the underground to act as a medium for a certain advanced technique. Pushing Lady Nekoma back with the Soguchi, she could only narrow her eyes before using the Zōkaseki to nullify the incoming vibrating kinetic force.

Still, she was forced to block the raw force of your steel like hair against her body. Skitting down on the floor while holding her bruised arm. This was the first time that you managed to actually inflict some damage. However small it was still worth immense praise from you. Lady Nekoma looks at her arm before closing her eyes with a content smile. To your surprise you watched Lady Nekoma relocate her arm through sheer muscle control as it starts to recover. The old you would’ve found it absolutely ludicrous but the current you only got more excited.
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>>3680937

“You really are full of surprises…Sakura Haruno. It’s only been roughly sixty hours and already you’re improving further than even I expected. Your growth rate is truly astonishing. Most would’ve collapsed by forty hours at the max in such condition. Even if you gotten better at tanking blows and siphoning chakra, there’s only so much your body can take. Truly the pinnacle of tenancy and stubbornness. ” Lady Nekoma remarked, politely poking fun at your gutsy refusal to give up or to run away.

“I’m not going to lie. I’m just as surprised as you. Surviving your training from hell has started to show me new things about myself that I didn’t even know. I’m truly am grateful that I decided to spend a month here after all. “You replied, taking a moment to look how ruined your clothing was. It was a miracle the tatted rags did well to cover your tone, muscular physique. At the same time you looked no different than an actual savage cavewoman with your washboard abs exposed on your torn red qipao dress. Though catgirl was still more accurate.

“More impressive is you now mimicking my own fighting style. What I shown you so far without saying a single word you already begin to memorize through personal experience and observation. If nothing else, proving how well you can take a beating is proving to be the best course of action. “Lady Nekoma remarked, looking closely at your bruise and beaten body. Even with all your recovering you still looked like you were one foot from falling to the ground.

“Again I can’t really argue against that. Despite healing to the best of my capability I’m still bruised all over. Honestly if it wasn’t a mixture of the adrenaline and willpower moving me forward I’d probably collapse on the ground and no longer be able to muster the strength to keep going. “You gave a closed eye smile, fully revealing your outlandish canine teeth.

“What’s most impressive of all is your control. You been using Anima for roughly a week yet again and here you are remaining conscious and not enslaved by your primal urges and violent impulses. You no longer carried the aura of a maddening beast on the verge of self-destruction. Just a valiant fool who don’t know the meaning of giving up.”

“Seems like I’m getting called a fool by a lot of people lately. Not that they’re wrong given my actions.” You lightly laughed, scratching your head as this was the closest time you had to a break. “So what does this mean now?”
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>>3681023

“It means that there’s no need to continue. I seen enough to gather that you’re not a threat to the Ninnekos nor to your village. You’re coming well enough understanding yourself and balancing the inner beast within with your humanity. Thus there’s no longer any reason to continue. Still…” As she says this Lady Nekoma started to crackle her muscles. She was unwinding herself as your senses alerted you that you were now facing a Lady Nekoma who truly accepted “getting serious.”

“If you want to finish your remaining thirty-six hours. I’ll be happy to obligate…my student. Just know I’ll be giving one hundred percent of my own physical prowess. So. Are you still a glutton for punishment/battling and willing to rise to that challenge?” She asked you. At long last you received acknowledgement from the leader of the Ninnekos. You were at the point of tears from experiencing such pride.

>Take Lady Nekoma on her offer and continue till the end
>Finally admit defeat and collapse
>Other [write-in]

(if you choose the former, feel free to suggest how you continue the battle. Even trying to use Mijuushou is an option.)
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>>3681028
>Finally admit defeat and collapse
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>>3681028
>Take Lady Nekoma on her offer and continue till the end

Gotta see how far we stack up when she isn’t holding back.
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>>3681028
>Take Lady Nekoma on her offer and continue till the end
>"This is gonna hurt, a lot." with a obligatory sweatdrop.
>The only way to Counter a Absolute Attack is with the equivalent force. At the very least if you don't ace the final exam of this course you can at least pass.
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>>3681028
>Take Lady Nekoma on her offer and continue till the end
>As before, the only way to counter an absolute attack Is with another absolute attack. All or nothing, In order to continue we must master Lady Nekoma's style and make It our own.
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>>3681028
>Take Lady Nekoma on her offer and continue till the end
>As before, the only way to counter an absolute attack Is with another absolute attack. All or nothing, In order to continue we must master Lady Nekoma's style and make It our own.
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>>3681069
>>3681087
>>3681114
>>3681142

Truly you guys are a true glutton for punishment. Training with Tsunade is going to be a new level of hell.
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>>3681159
Pain is just weakness leaving the body. And a guy who likes to talk about it too much, but well, you know.
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>>3681159
Canon Tsunade had to de-wimpify Sakura before she could make any substantial progress.

Tsunade In this timeline Is already able to dive right Into the thick of her lessons. We've already got combat down, we've already got a solid foundation In medical jutsu, so now she's just going to dive straight Into the advanced shit and hardcore combat lessons.
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>>3681159
I just want that final clash of Mijuushou that the thread obviously would want.
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>>3681231

That is true but I'm still not sure Tsunade would willingly approve your "Fuck dodging, Tanking 4 lyfe" Lifestyle once it came down to training.

>>3681238

Anime as fuck and destructive. I'll allow it.

>>3681167

Fair points. Going to test that mettle real hard when Sakura goes against all logic and use Mijuushou for the first time.
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>>3681294
Tanking was a means to an end.

We couldn't possibly dodge our opponent without substantial time to Improve, so we decided to just grit our damn teeth and fight through it. You can't say It hasn't helped us, we can damn sure take a punch when we need to now. Obviously we'd rather block or dodge when we can but now we're more skilled at taking It when we have to.
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>>3681338

Personally I saw no problem with it and was a natural growth for this Sakura. That said, even without her being here you're doing a good job of emulating a younger Tsunade. Even her method of "tanking" and "abusing regeneration". That conversation is going to be fun addressing in the future.
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>>3681159

“What’s wrong? I didn’t think you would break out in tears from sensing my full strength. It’s been a while so I apologize if I frighten you.” Lady Nekoma said, taken off by complete surprised by your sudden waterfall tears. Awkwardly she pulls out a napkin to wipe your tears, showing another act of kindness which moved you further. You were so happy now having that lingering dark cloud dissipating for the sunlight to return.

“No, no I’m truly happy being acknowledged. And don’t get me wrong I really do appreciate the concern. However...” You softly smiled before pulling away from Lady Nekoma to finish wiping the tears on your own. Recollecting yourself through deep breathing you start to feel re-vitalized again. Just how many winds of recovery did you take during this fight?

“..I made it to sixty hours already. Might as well go finish off what I started. Besides, when are the chances I’ll get to experience combating you at full strength?” You smiled while taking fighting form in dramatic fashion. By all accounts you should’ve long since taken Lady Nekoma’s suggestion of throwing in the town when offered. Or at least take a break. But that ship long set sail and now you just have to continue dealing with the strategy you refined during this fight. Taking whatever blow thrown at you, tanking the damage while simultaneously siphoning chakra to recover.

“That said…this is going to hurt, a lot.” You awkwardly smiled. While showing off a good poker face, you were mentally sweating bullets profoundly in comedic fashion. Truly you were a glutton for punishment and now for battle. But that didn’t mean you could no longer feel pain. Not that it was completely bad since pain is what kept the body alerted. The ability to feel pain is not a weakness. It's a strength. Pain tells a creature its vulnerabilities, and not you expose them to attack. But it certainly weren’t a satisfying feeling despite reminding you that you were still alive.

As the two you went back to fighting you brace yourself with your body as best as you could. Receiving her punches and kicks were on a new level from what you previously experience. It made those seventy percent blows mere scratching from a kitten. Still it wasn’t anything that you could handle. Enduring just about six or seven of those blows was all that it would take before you slowly regain your immunity. Even considering the Shī Hǔ Shòuquán in mind you gotten rather good at matching your tolerance towards the art. After all, you were intent on making Lady Nekoma’s fighting style fully integrated into your body. It was the first step before you can begin to truly make it your own.
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>>3681510

After watching you withstand her latest kick Lady Nekoma stretched her left arm back. You sensed the danger that was coming from Lady Nekoma. Clearly this was enough of a hint that she was going to use the Nijuushou. In response you flared out your chakra from within and apply your muscle control to further reinforce your defenses to better cushion the blow. Luckily you managed that just in the nick of time as you see a rather powerful shockwave gust in the shape of a beam coming at you. It was too fast for you to dodge but then you already knew you couldn’t dodge any of Lady Nekoma’s attacks.

Bracing yourself for the attack you kept yourself from being blown off from the arena. Taking the full force of those gale force like air pressures gave you quite the rough time. Again you were rather thankful she didn’t go all out in the beginning since a move like this would’ve defeated you within the first hour. You managed to come out of the attack rather smoked as steam currently sizzled from the burns on your body. As expected her Nijuushhou has gotten much stronger now that she wasn’t holding back. Yet you had the widest of smiles in full confident at perhaps being much closer to Lady Nekoma than you previously gave yourself credit.

“Hah. Even if your Nijuushou has gotten stronger, it’s still not enough to take down. Perhaps you should get ready to start using the Mijuushou on me now. Unlike last time I won’t crumble to it.” You stated with confidence. It was quite the cheeky move but then again you had every right to be full of confidence. Lady Nekoma could only laugh lightly at your overconfidence.

“Adorable of you to assume that was the Nijuushou but no. It was merely just the force of my uninhibited punch. Specifically the kinetic force mixed with the air pressure. A serious focused punch. Unlike the previous punches I been throwing as a quick warm up.” Lady Nekoma mentioned truthly. For added demonstration she would make a normal punch away from you. A regular punch was enough to generate a shockwave ring capable of shattering rocks to dust. The color on your face begin to go pale upon watching Lady Nekoma’s ferocious physical prowess in full view.

“…Lady Nekoma I like to take back my pervious statement. This isn’t going to hurt a lot. This is going to hurt immensely. ” Unlike before you dropped all notion of having a poker face. Every strand of hair was standing upwards in unrelenting fear as you continued to keep a smile. Women had to be tough if they wanted to survive in the world. And this was going to be a good demonstration of how tough you’re really are.
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>>3681546

>Don’t let it get to you and continue with your all or nothing mindset with the Mijuushou
>Fallback on tanking and siphoning chakra until you can muster the strength to fight back
>For the love of god dodge out of fear
>Run away to calm your nerves and think of a plan
>Try Shinsei Mahachisu (or Just Chakra Enhanced Condition, write in which) to try and close the gap
>Other [write-in]

Wonder how many Saitama jokes will I get from this. Though to be fair, Boruto Sakura does come close to such absurdity.
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>>3681547
>>Try Shinsei Mahachisu to try and close the gap
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>>3681547

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ0_v4o35uA

Sorry not Sorry
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>>3681547
>Try Shinsei Mahachisu
Fuck it double kinjutsus
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>>3681547
>>For the love of god dodge out of fear

Make green dad proud.
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>>3681547
>Try Shinsei Mahachisu to try and close the gap
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>>3681547
>Don’t let it get to you and continue with your all or nothing mindset with the Mijuushou
>Try Shinsei Mahachisu to try and close the gap
>Dodge only what you think you couldn't handle. Dodging Is a natural part of combat, don't be afraid to Integrate It Into your rhythm.
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>>3681553
>>3681602
>>3681681
>>3681712

Looks like we're going for that trope now. Truly the Goku tendencies is shining bright now.

Way to beat naruto to the punch almost 4 years earlier.
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>>3681740
Naruto's stupidity is contagious in this timeline.
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>>3681773
Stupidity Is contagious? I can't. Believe It.
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>>3681740

Of course upon seeing your current state of fear Lady Nekoma only reacted by dashing forward. She was already getting ready to smack you before letting the fear consume you. You needed to do so something quick. But your legs were paralyzed with fear. It was only when you start to remember Yugao’s words that you came up with a solution. Part of you wanted to follow your animalistic instincts and dodge the upcoming punch. Yet you chose to ignore it and take the punch directly in the face followed by an elbow thrust. Pain was a good way to drown out fear and snap yourself back to your senses. That feeling of a broken nose came back with a vengeance. She was moving too fast to get a large volume of chakra. To be frank it was impressive that you gathered chakra from her at all.

Nevertheless, you found yourself regaining control and calmed your senses. Fear was not your enemy but your alley and you were going to make sure of that. As result you went back to what works by withstanding those blows and siphoning chakra. Even if you could only get a small amount or took more damage getting those large volumes made no difference. All of it was ultimately worth it as you resume your all or nothing mentality. Conversing as much chakra as possible, you only dodged and/or blocked what you think you couldn't handle. And when you did so you still endure the recoil and after effects caused by such devastating blows. Truly this was the dramatic final stage you were waiting for.

Experiencing first hand gave you a clear enough insight to realize that you still came short to Lady Nekoma. Sure she held the advantage during seventy percent of her raw strength but it was far more manageable. Here the gap was simply too much for the current you to handle. Even so your tenancy kept you from calling it quits. You current crisis did gave way to growth much like before. However, it took you about ten hours of this to finally get a firm enough grasp of Lady Nekoma’s fighting style. Only twenty-six hours remained but surviving this long was worth it in the end.

Even the hardest substance can be broken, when crashed into itself. A lesson that you managed to realized in between withstanding and cushioning all those blows to your body. If that was the case then clearly there was a similar if not the same truth when it comes to absolute attacks. Unfortunately as you are now you couldn’t mustered enough raw physical power to match Lady Nekoma’s monstrous strength. Therefore, the only means you had to gamble on was with the equivalent force of Mijuushou. Again, could you pull off a technique you never practice before? And what sort of repercussions would you experience doing it?
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>>3681966

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. You reassured yourself of the worst case scenario. There was only way that was currently possible for you to use. During enduring those blows done to you, a memory suddenly flood your mind. Out from nowhere you recalled back to when you used Shinsei Mahachisu during the chunin exams preliminaries. Upon confronting Gaara you remembered that Anima was blending into Shinsei Mahachisu and achieved some sort of harmonious union. It may have been brief but it showed you that the concept was possible. With your current skills with Anima and the assistance Kabuku did for Shinsei Mahachisu that possibility became more of a reality by the second.

Gambling it on all this you closed your eyes and gripped your toes tightly against the ground to anchor yourself. By doing so you would begin to circulate your chakra and increase the flow. Invoking the necessary steps for Shinsei Mahachisu under Anima’s influence was tough, especially with your newly acquired massive chakra reserves negatively impacting your chakra control. To make matters worse you found yourself constantly taking a wide array of punishment. Once again you endured by tanking those blows, all with the intent to finish setting up Shinsei Mahachisu. This was truly the pinnacle of micromanagement for you.

Eventually you managed to toughen through to complete those prerequisites. Shades of silvery white quickly overtook your silky pink colored hair. Green eyes now dipped in a golden radiance with those pupils slit like a cat’s. Your condense musculature ripens further as chakra constantly flows inside your skin in circulation. Achieving what is otherwise known as an infinite loop as you didn’t let a single drop of chakra go to waste. Sparks suddenly occurred in a semi-frequent basis with each pulsation. Safe to say you managed to turn the odds despite enduring exceptional pain.

Standing in front of Lady Nekoma was now the union of Anima and Shinrei Mahachisu. Pulling this off was no easy feat but each waking second you felt your cells screaming in pain. At this point however it was just another singer in this symphony of destruction. For added measure you opened up a certain chakra point in your body. Like with your muscles you rapidly compressed the flow of chakra directly into your cells to retain the power. Despite it being mainly contained, fraction of the massive amount of chakra flowing into you became visible.
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>>3682038

You’d have to thank Hinata and Lee for giving you the inspiration to further draw out more chakra through the pathway system. Seeing those two knuckleheads fight in such a manner allowed you to better maximize your chakra without such backlash. In regards to that you was enduring quite the physical strain on your body. But surely with this you were confident that you can finally match your sensei Lady Nekoma. This was a highly reckless gamble but in retrospect you didn’t have any other options. If you were going to do something stupid then you were at least making sure it’s going to work.

“So this is the Shinrei Mahachisu the Ninneko told me about. Rather impressive that you have such an ace in the hole. But augmenting yourself to this level in addition to taking in Nature energy is no easy achievement. I can only imagine your innate toughness and constitution is what’s keeping your muscles from tearing itself apart trying to hold this much power. Same goes for your chakra pathway system. Do try not to permanently damage yourself trying to match yourself up to my level now.” Lady Nekoma warned you while observing your new form. Curiously was holding the cat sage’s attention.
“Don’t worry. I know full well how dangerous this is even with the refined Shinsei Mahachisu. But this is the only way I can think of to finally close the gap. ”You mentioned, wincing a bit from one of your muscles popping before exerting enough healing energy and physical pressure to put it back into place.

“Very well. I’ll compliment your desire to fight as equal and willingness to not do something more dangerous by drawing in more nature chakra to perform. By going at you with full strength is the highest form of respect I can give my foolish student.” Lady Nekoma went back to taking a stance.

“Thank you Lady Nekoma.” You replied, getting back into fighting position. Kneeling down on your knees you ready yourself to clash directly towards your sensei. On the drop of the next raindrop the two of you quickly bumped chests with one another in dramatic fashion. Neither one budged an inched as it quickly devolved to throwing a series of punches against the other. Your reckless gamble ended up paying off after all. You were now matching Lady Nekoma move for move with strength, regaining your previous stand in before she went full strength. You can do this. There’s only twenty four hours left.

>Keep exchanging blows until you see an opening for Mijuushou
>Remain on the defense by further reinforcing your body and wait until Lady Nekoma tires out
>Go on the offensive and keep Lady Nekoma from making a move
>Use Shinsei Mahachisu’s chakra flow to drastically siphon more chakra from Lady Nekoma
>Make Afterimage clones to deceive Lady Nekoma while you adjust to Shinsei Mahachisu + Anima.
>Other [write-in]
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>>3682038
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>>3682063
>>Use Shinsei Mahachisu’s chakra flow to drastically siphon more chakra from Lady Nekoma
And this is to go even further beyond.
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>>3682063
>Make Afterimage clones to deceive Lady Nekoma while you adjust to Shinsei Mahachisu + Anima.
>Use Shinsei Mahachisu’s chakra flow to drastically siphon more chakra from Lady Nekoma
>Go on the offensive and keep Lady Nekoma from making a move

Master It. Master the damn form, that's the whole point of this, Is drawing out the full potential of the tools we have available to us. That's the point of Ms. Fundamentals Is mastering every technique, basic or otherwise to become an unstoppable force.
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>>3682117
+1
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>>3682117
this
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>>3682117
this
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>>3682117
yeah this it should end with this
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>>3682117
>>3682548
>>3682583
>>3682810
>>3682892

Now this should be the part where your theme song is playing in full force. Writing now
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>>3682992

The next Twenty-four hours went as such. You begin your assault by using the newfound speed granted from the merger to circle around the arena. Electrical discharge quickly formed with each step you took in your lightning fast dash. Moving yourself as fast as possible, Lady Nekoma found herself having noticeable difficulties in keeping up your form. Using that to your advantage you quickly begin to reform the same afterimage tactic from before. Now at a much greater volume you sprinted to deliver a powerful punch. Lady Nekoma naturally blocked it with her elbow but it starts to make a tingling sensation from enduring so much raw power. Distracted you took the chance to move back to an afterimage in a split second before Lady Nekoma responded with a snap kick to the sides.

The hit and run tactics drilled into you by the Ninneko was coming into bloom. Also it helped you give a safety need to start adjusting to your new form. They didn’t call you Ms. Fundamentals for nothing. Like it or not you were set on mastering the dual forces now coursing through your body. If you could truly pull this off then you truly will be an unstoppable force. Or so you led yourself to believe as you continued at it. Much to your misfortune you find yourself undergoing self-mutilation from your current stunt. Not surprising since you were using 100% of your muscularity now amplified by two forces. At this point you weren’t no different than Lee using the Fifth Inner Gate. It is only lucky that you were built tougher than Lee that you could withstand such strain longer.

That said you took the initiative by using your chakra absorption ability to help repair the damages done to your body in real time. The intensified chakra flow gave way to better siphoning as you recalled with Suiken and his men. Enduring such strains meant that you couldn’t reshape the chakra around you to like normal to act as appendages capable of increasing the number of targets for siphoning. So you resulted to relying solely on the basics through physical contact. On that note you begin to realize just how much of a monster Lady Nekoma truly was. You been stealing her chakra throughout the four days in between getting her to rise to fighting at her best. And yet not once did she drop in quality. If anything she only rose in fighting in peak physical conditions.
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As fight crazed you became, you mentally thank yourself that Lady Nekoma wasn’t using things like Chakra Enhancements, let alone Senjutsu chakra to further augment herself. You’d honestly think you couldn’t rise any further to meet with the escalating danger. Be that as it may you didn’t get discouraged by this. Instead it only motivate you to keep Lady Nekoma on the defensive. Not letting this chance slip away you pushed yourself further on stabilizing yourself. Gradually you started to make progress in between getting smacked around. The muscle tearing started to lessen in frequency and the burning sensation faded. Your body was beginning to better hold it together and mitigate the self-destructive power through destruction and rebirth.

Still, if this was going to be an endurance match you knew that you’d wouldn’t outlast Lady Nekoma. Something was going to give and you needed to act fast. Yet some part of you wished that this fight could go on forever. It was positively liberating going all out like this without worry. For someone who their entire life had to keep your strengths in check it was strangely refreshing. A welcome feeling.

>Go beyond with Shinsei Mahachisu: Mankai
>Create an opening for Mijuushou
>Keep calm and focus on stabilizing your dual form while exchanging blows
>Try to increase your chakra flow to siphon even more chakra to shave off Lady Nekoma’s boundless stamina
>Go against all logic and try to manifest Inner Sakura to fight alongside you
>Risk your constitution further by using Lotus Light
>Other [write-in]
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>>3683057
Ah so this Is unmodified 100%. Good. She can still provide a challenge later.

>Keep calm and focus on stabilizing your dual form while exchanging blows
>Go beyond with Shinsei Mahachisu: Mankai
>Create an opening for Mijuushou

Perfect. Exceed. Bring things to the climax. It's time.
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>>3683057
Support >>3683140
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>>3683140
+1 lots of good suggestions this thread
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>>3683140
>>3683142
>>3683149

Well Naturally. Protagonist power or not you're not going to overcome this fountain of experience and honed strength. That'll mess up the power scaling immensely despite being akin to Fifth Gates Lee or One Tail Kyuubi Naruto/CS2 Sasuke. Nothing is more detriment to a fighter than to reach the summit too soon and not have anything to look forward to.

As you think about this you saw Lady Nekoma ramping up her speed. In just a blink of an eye she began dismantling your afterimage barrage. An Alpha predator of the highest order pale in comparison to the absurdity that was this feline hermit sage. Her monastic way gave birth to a memorizing sight. You made a series of a thousand clones just to be safe despite a few hundred being good enough. Yet here Lady Nekoma stood disarming the large-scaled force as a one woman army. Unlike the last time where she used the Nijuushou to show off she relied solely on pure physical fitness and keen ingenuity. It gave you Goosebumps in the middle of following her movements.

With one move she once again turned the tide of the battle towards her side. Leaving you to yet again fall back on your previous strategy. There wasn’t any way you could outmaneuver Lady Nekoma. Her senses were just far sharper than yours. In light of the multitude of problems that started to pile up, you remember to keep yourself calm. Losing control at this state meant an unstable Shinsei Mahachisu. That was something you cannot afford, not now where you was having so much fun.

Putting that ramping emotion to better use you pushed yourself on stabilizing the union. In between exchanging blows and siphoning chakra, you harmonized the two forces. By letting yourself go you brush across the duality between the two before flowing them upon one another in a spiraling vortex. Enduring all of this ultimately begin to bear fruit in anticipation. Honing your instincts through these conditions have really lead to substantial growths to combat the looming threat in front of you. Meanwhile Lady Nekoma felt something off in between continuing her onslaught upon you.

Acting entirely on instinct Lady Nekoma pulled herself back after kicking you across the ground. Given her heightened senses and sensory skills, she already came to a conclusion. Bit by bit Lady Nekoma saw you refining the balance while continuing the tanking strategy. Grinding your feet on the floor you abruptly stopped your movement as you begin to pant deeply. Sweat poured from your body from the rising heat. Wouldn’t even had the chance to hit the floor as it quickly evaporates into steam. Overclocking your body’s natural functions into overdrive, Lady Nekoma felt your power surging forward.

On the surface it looked like a desperate attempt at a last stand. Lady Nekoma knew better as she was no fool. This kitten has finally gained a tiger's tools for hunting.
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>>3683205

“So, you finally done adjusting and now you’re ready to kick this fight towards its final conclusion.” Lady Nekoma said, already coming to terms on precisely what you intended to do.

“That’s right. Sorry for the wait…but I think I finally gotten the hang of this. I could only progress as far as I did thanks to you. So as a showing of my appreciation. I’m throwing caution to the wind and fighting you with my strongest form now that I regained my stability and gotten use to the new Shinsei Mahachisu.” You smiled, ears twitching while your tail sprung to life in excitement.

“All the power of Anima intensified by Shinsei Mahachisu, it’s almost like a match made in heaven. You’re right in the sense that if I missed this up in the slightest that I wouldn’t come out of it with a scratch. My chakra would’ve run out of control and with this much of it naturally would’ve extreme amounts of damage. But as you see it looks like I have it under control. And just feeling how strong I am, it was certainly worth gambling on. “You said, taking a moment to look at yourself now finally getting the balance of power under your complete control.

“I told you once before that using forms like this wouldn’t bring true strength. But it seems you really did take that lesson to heart by waiting till the last quarter working on that foundation to better handle the sudden power increase. How amusing.” Lady Nekoma said.

“So tell me what Shinsei Mahachisu do.” Lady Nekoma asked, again letting her morbid curiosity get the better of her from seeing you in action.

“Well Shinsei Mahachisu is basically a chakra amplifier. It greatly raises the quality and intensity of my chakra which in turn normally doubles my natural abilities including my physical prowess in addition to strengthening my chakra for more powerful jutsu. As well as any other trait I’d use in battle. “You explained, feeling the savagery of this new state with your blood pumping faster and heartbeat racing. The enzyme was running rampant but you managed to get it under control rather quickly.
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>>3683208

“Shinsei Mahachisu is all about power through extreme chakra control. Originally it was a desperation move brought on through extreme circumstances that was incredibly risky. Literally burning like wildfire as it comes dangerously close to the dead zone. But that’s all in the past. Now it’s calm and focused like a bonfire. Combine that with the overabundant power and nature of Anima and now there’s no telling how high I can go!” You cried, the aura around you intensifying further as the ground starts to shake violently. Bits of the ground begin to rise up from the ground and break apart from the pressure.

“Truly you are a strange individual. At least you won’t make things boring.” Lady Nekoma remarks with a compromising smile. Although she knew full well of the dangers and aftereffects that you’ll endure, she still didn’t stop you from powering yourself up further. The chakra aura around you was rising, soon it begins pulsating at extremely high frequencies. Almost to the point that it seems static while waving around like a wild flame in between the discharge.

You were calling forth the full potential of Shinsei Mahachisu by transforming it into its true form. By doing this you were drawing forth even more power through further amplification. In response your hair extend down to your feet in a wild dance of rising flame-like strands. It was thickly dense and harden to the point of being jagged. Yet it remained silky smooth and overflowing in fluidity. Your muscle mass bulges further upon being compressed yet again by the Body Length Deformation Jutsu to maximize the raw power without losing speed. Boosting it came with it a stronger body to handle the strain of maintaining the two forces. As with this highly advanced musculature generating considerably less fatigue toxins than ordinary humans. Allowing for peak capacity for the remainder of the battle which was good since you were on your last legs.

Unlike with Mizuki, you learned firsthand what too much bulking muscles can do to one’s speeds. Still, they were rather big in comparison and the tone is sharply defined as you maintain your womanly charm. Several times as dense as that of a normal humans, your muscle and bone mass grows under Anima’s amplification of Mankai. A true bulking hulk with the athletics of a well-toned buxom woman, even growing taller in response. In a sense it looked your body was morphing itself to what it gathered would be your physical prime to withstand all this power while maximizing it to the fullest. Coming into bloom you gripped your hands tightly and stabilizes the chakra. Essentially you metaphorically and physically flexed, causing a rather powerful current of kinetic energy in the process.
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>>3683209

“Graaaah! Maaaaaaakaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiii!” You screamed, pushing yourself to complete the process. The chakra aura around you intensified immensely as Lady Nekoma took a defensive stance. She knew before you even made a move just how dangerous your next attack was going to be. “Shinsei Mahachisu: Mankai Shinsei Mahachisu: Mankai (Reincarnation of the Demon Lotus Fruit: Full Blossom)” After muttering those words you disappeared from sight. Just with a single step you found yourself traversing towards Lady Nekoma’s back. In a swift clash you and Lady Nekoma made contact with each other’s’ fist. The gap was almost completely gone.

The force of your punch was enough to momently catch Lady Nekoma off-guard. But you weren’t settling for this level of displaying your power. For you, it was all or nothing. So that’s what you did by completely mimicking Lady Nekoma’s uninhibited fighting style. As Lady Nekoma made a move you counteracted it by moving to connect with one of your own. Putting that absolute attack hypothesis into truth you found yourself neutralizing Lady Nekoma’s blows. You were doing well enough replicating her style that you looked like a doppelganger of the Great Cat Sage.

Countering her left hook with a right jab, blocking her axe kick with a timed snap kick of your own. Going as far as to head-butt Lady Nekoma to intercept her next attack, you truly demonstrated what ninety hours of memorization and tanking can amount to. Of course now the battle essentially transition into a complete slugfest. A test of endurance and toughness as you traded blows with one another. No matter how many times you laid a direct hit on Lady Nekoma you found yourself recoiling in pain. As if you shouldn’t be surprised that her body was so well trained. All you did was essentially mimicked her in ever regard so toughness was to be expected. Stubbornly you powered through as the two of you started to now use the Nijuushou in your blows.

Just a little more…keep it together. You kept your wits ahead as you endured while simultaneously attack in perfect unison. The rampant use of Nijuushou wasn’t enough to decide this fight as you came to realize. Still, it held a good enough purpose for setting up the final showdown. Tearing down Lady Nekoma’s defenses caused you to push yourself to your breaking point. In exchange you finally saw that opening after enduring a point blank two handed Nijuushou to the torso. Your refusal to give up led to you using a well-timed Nijuushou through your tail against the arms, momentarily stunning them into place. Tensing your muscle further you pushed forward to deliver that move .

“Mijuushou!” You screamed, thrusting your right arm as you gripped the forearm tightly. First time or not you were going to settle it with this.
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>>3683209

She-hulk status achieved Or Juggernaut, either or..

>Go all out and finish with the Mijuushou
>Hold back enough to keep up your defenses
>Fake out with the Mijuushou before following up with the real deal at full force
>Call it quits regardless of what happens
>Other [write-in]
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>>3683229
>Go all out and finish with the Mijuushou
She'll be countering with her own out of necessity, faking out will only get us hit by hers.
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>>3683229
>Read one last time what Lady Nekoma's move Is
>Go all out and finish with the Mijuushou

We won't win, but we might counter It successfully. And really, that's a win.
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>>3683229
>Go all out and finish with the Mijuushou
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>>3683229
>Go all out and finish with the Mijuushou

My god, Sakura has become absolute monster by genin standards.
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>>3683239
>>3683244
>>3683248

Hearing you cried out the ultimate attack of the Nijuushou art made Lady Nekoma’s cat eyes widen. She knew you were reckless and foolish but this was taking it to the next level. It was only thankfully you decided to wait until the last stretch to try and pull it off. In response Lady Nekoma quickly moved her hand to resemble the same poster required for the Mijuushou. If she wanted to, she could’ve used the Nijuushou to well-timed her attack to break your incomplete Mijuushou through its weak point. Instead, she chose to demonstrate the technique once again. Instinctively giving you time in mid-performance to fix your mistake. This wasn’t an act of pity as she acknowledged you without hesitation.

Just in case your empathy senses went to pick up exactly what Lady Nekoma was planning. From what you could pick up from Lady Nekoma is rather simple much to your surprise. Instead of an elaborated act of deception she was only intent on using the Mijuushou to counter. She knew the technique better than anyone else. Running or simply dodging would only leave her to getting pulled by the air vacuum to receive the true form of the Mijuushou. Blocking or tanking carelessly would open one to being viciously destroyed from the inside out by the Mijuushou. Thus, her only logical option without outside interference was to use an attack of equivalent force to nullify it completely.

With this in mind you just focused your all in pulling this off. Best to not overthink it especially when you were pushing it already with such a dangerous move. Out of necessary you maneuvered your Mijuushou precisely where Lady Nekoma’s was at its weakest. Like with your sensei you thought about all the possible tactics you could’ve done. And out of roughly a hundred you doubled down on four with this being the best one for you. In a normal clash you strongly believed that Lady Nekoma’s Mijuushou would defeat yours based solely on experience. Therefore, you took every advantage you could get.

Betting it all with this you managed to pull off countering Lady Nekoma’s Mijuushou with near-perfect timing. You were off by a couple of seconds but you strongly felt like Lady Nekoma purposely delayed the attack to give you a sporting chance. Upon impact the two of you delivered the destructive force of catastrophic properties and volume. Clashing against one another resulted in a cataclysmic wave of kinetic energy and tremendously condense air pressure. The entire Amanoiwato cavern was shaken up by what can only be compared to a natural earthquake from the two forces. The cave was strong enough to withstand such destruction commonly found through the tectonic plates. So at least there wasn't to be a cave in from this.
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>>3683289
>>3683279

Reeling your arm back in pain it would only move just a bit before resuming pushing forward. Lady Nekoma wasn’t kidding about the amount of extreme strain the Mijuushou put. Even with all of your reinforcing and amplification you still felt intense pain from the clash. Had you done this in a previous form the degree of self-inflicting injury would be much higher. Again you took it to heart the serious need to bulk up and build a muscular physique to safely use the Mijuushou without assistance. Pushing forward till the end you let out a defiant cry before muffled by the back draft of the compressed air pressure. Massive dust clouds formed as the struggle reached its conclusion.


As the dust clouds cleared you kept your left hand against your right’s wrist. You didn’t overpower Lady Nekoma but you did achieve in breaking her Mijuushou and nullifying the attack. The Leopard blow that clashed against your own still held enough raw strength to break apart your attack. You didn’t shatter your hand but that clash certainly dislocated your entire arm. You gritted your teeth using that muscle control you honed to relocate your arm and use medical ninjutsu to heal it.

“Although you continue to demonstrate new levels of foolishness. You did however do far better then what I was expecting during that clash. Just look at my hand, it still can’t stop shaking from the impact.” Lady Nekoma said, showing her left hand towards you as it kept pulsating. She wasn’t nearly as hurt by you but you did certainly leave a mark during the clash. You can feel her swelling with pride and admiration, but there was a hint of irritation in her tone and smile.

“Ehehehehe….” You muttered in between gulping. In retrospect what you did for the last stretch was on the pinnacle of insanity that could’ve gone much worse for you. You slowly backed away, breaking out in feverish sweat at the growing implications.

“…Looks like I’ll have to reprehend you so you don’t get any funny ideas of using the Mijuushou in addition of going overboard by using two clashing forces like this.” Lady Nekoma smiled, cracking her knuckles into place. Despite having closed her eyes, you could still feel an intense glare coming from the Sage. Her aura filled up the entirety of the cave. You knew exactly how this was going to play out.

>Fall down to the ground and admit defeat to get out of punishment
>Silently pray for a quick, merciful end before bracing yourself
>Get down on your knees and apologize for your recklessness
>Point out that she’s at fault for letting things this far and not stopping you when she had the chance
>Cry but run towards Lady Nekoma like a true unyielding badass
>Other [write-in]
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>>3683303

forgot

>Run! Run faster than the wind!
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>>3683303
>Run! Run faster than the wind!

Flee! Flee from the danger!
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>>3683303
>Silently pray for a quick, merciful end before bracing yourself
Time still hasn't run out, but now we got a proper Rasengan equivalent. Can't complain about that progress.
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>>3683325

Actually stabilizing the Shinrei Mahachisu + Anima took roughly 12 hours with only half of it taking place in between the beatings. And pulling off skills needed the the Mankai and Mijuushou took 6-8 hours.

So there's only 4-6 hours which is perfect for finishing things off with your improvement and punishing you.

Also I'd classify Nijuushou and its related techniques as A class and Mijuushou being S easily. Mastered that sob and you be flexing on those Rasen Shuriken like balloons.
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>>3683325

And Okasho currently cries in the corner. On that note I guess Chakra Scalpel could theoretically count as your Chidori equivalent once refined enough/combined with leopard's blow.
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>>3683303
>Silently pray for a quick, merciful end before bracing yourself
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>>3683303
>Run towards Lady Nekoma like a true unyielding badass witha Smile on your Face
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>>3683303
>Silently pray for a quick, merciful end before bracing yourself
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>>3683325
>>3683427
>>3683485

Looks like we reached stage five of dealing with grief and realize that resistance is futile.
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>>3683303
>Go for a hug
>Thank her for being the best sensei you could ask for
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>>3683527
Oh come on, we have too many Senseis to pull that right away after only one extended training session.
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>>3683533


You say that and oddly enough I think Kenichi for some reason. And it all starts to click together
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>>3683539
Are we gonna have to deal with Kaguya's Senseis in the Sarada arc?
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>>3683303
>Cry but run towards Lady Nekoma like a true unyielding badass
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>>3683533
Ah I didn't say she's the best sensei of all time, but here, at this moment, after this MONUMENTAL achievement, we can't think of anyone being better for us than her right now. And I can't, lady Nekoma helped us tame the beast and has beat the competency right Into us and I thank her for every second of It.

She Is the best sensei we could ask for right now.
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>>3683540

I have to thank Kishimoto for leaving the Last Series so open ended because I can actually incorporate all the good/interesting aspect of boruto without ACTUALLY doing boruto. Among other possible plot points. But yes I got a good aspect of how to foreshadow and handle the otsutsuki.
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>>3683325
>>3683427
>>3683485

Seeing the savagery coming from Lady Nekoma sapped what remaining adrenaline and willpower you had left. In the month of training you begin to comprehend that it was best to not get the leader of the Ninneko angry. Although it was a rare occurrence but when it comes nothing could compare to the dreadful terror. Running was certainly not an option as she was too quick to catch you even with Lotus Light’s instantaneous teleportation. Persuading was also off the table cause when Lady Nekoma truly gets mad then she ends up unable to perceive anything due to blind rage. So words were meaningless. And you didn’t want to consider how worse the situation would be if you blindly attacked Lady Nekoma.

Ultimately you came to silently closing your eyes to mentally pray to whomever would listen. A prayer for a quick and merciful end considering that you endured far too much already. And if you were going to go down then you wanted it to not be drawn out. That said, you still took a stance after finishing your prayer. Prayers aside you tried with the best ability to brace yourself for what’s to come. Strangely Lady Nekoma didn’t interrupt your prayer. Probably due to the fact that she’s mentally counting to one hundred to give enough time to reflect upon your errors and come to face the music. That and maybe she would calm down in time. Such a time would unfortunately never come. She was that worked up.

For the remainder of the time limit you underwent a “proper” lecture about the dangers of using such dangerous techniques without proper progression instead of rushing into it. Along a bunch of other concerning elements that Lady Nekoma noticed in the past ninety hours. Unfortunately, you came to realize that like the Legendary Stupid Brothers emotional stimuli played a big part into strengthening the Cat Sage. But for her it was more returning to her “primal” self rather than just becoming stronger. Despite being so enraged she still demonstrate exceptional insight and intelligence unlike the brothers who became dumber the angrier they got. If nothing else this was another learning experience.

Eventually you were knocked unconscious by Lady Nekoma. A process that would take far longer as the two of you continued to spar passed the ninety-six hour. It was part of the punishment as Lady Nekoma was keen on making sure you wouldn’t do something so foolishly reckless again. Of course there was another reason for it. By knocking you out before the adrenaline finally came to an end, you wouldn’t fully experience the overwhelming pain for pushing past your limits for so long in addition to the after effects of Yin Seal: Anima + Shinsei Mahachisu. You wasn’t sure if this was genuine kindness or the fact that if you were going to experience a new redefining of the word pain then she was going to do it.
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>>3683635

Upon Lady Nekoma’s command, several of the Ninnekos took you towards the recovery springs in Takamagahara. Being dunked in such rejuvenating waters allowed your body to restore itself from the extreme amounts of stress and pain that you endured. It also did the best that it could towards the damages caused by Anima and Shinsei Mahachisu amplifying your regenerative properties. Once again this was a good lesson of not over relying on your healing factor. Cells had a limit to how many times it could regenerate. Using against taking beatings however weren’t problematic considering the injuries were minor in comparison and mostly superficial.
Although the senjutsu enriched healing properties did it job of fully restoring you back to prime condition, it would take about two whole days of sleep before you would finally awaken. Of course if it wasn’t for the waters then chances are you would’ve probably slept for at least a week or two before you recovered enough to function mostly normal. During that time the Ninneko made sure to keep you from drowning in the waters. Along with self-sustaining properties of the waters there was no need to feed you. That gave the Ninnekos the free time to recreate your trademark outfit from scratch.

As you finally came out of your long two day coma, you start to look around in a daze. Despite having half-open eyes, your sharpened senses alerted you of your surroundings. Granted the month long training was essentially a living hell, it wonders coming to terms with your newfound beast side while retaining your humanity. Chances are if the soothing sensation of the rejuvenating water was keeping you in a state of bliss, you would’ve take the time to appreciate your newly reborn physical prowess.

“Finally awakened have you? That’s good. I was starting to think I might have miscalculated and my remedy treatment to your training did more harm than good.” A familiar voice echoed inside your head as your cat ears picked it up.

It didn’t take you long before you recognize the presence being Lady Nekoma. She was currently resting inside the rejuvenation springs enjoying having some saki. Her raven black haired was tied in one giant bun with two chopsticks holding it together. Unlike you who was covered in a towel, Lady Nekoma didn’t mind being in her birthday suit.

>Give Lady Nekoma a hug and thank her for being a good sensei/her help in training you
>Ask [write-in what you want to know]
>Take a moment to look at your developed form and changes
>Slink back to relaxing in the waters and make small talk
>Tell Lady Nekoma that she didn’t need to hit you so hard
>Quickly get up from the springs and asked to be returned back home
>Ask for some Saki
>Other [write-in]
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>>3683672
>>>Stand up, bow to Lady Nekoma, and thank her for being a good sensei/her help in training you
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>>3683672

Hashirama inspired springs to better foreshadow that due to his Sage exposure and chakra absorbing wood release that his cells became so potent in addition to good genetics/strong vitality aka Yang Chakra. The fact he became self-sufficient and anyone who has his cells in canon gained that ability is simply lubricious all things considered. There are better ways to explain how grandpa madara didn't die especially when he could've just hosted the Gedo statue.
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>>3683672
>Give Lady Nekoma a hug and thank her for being a good sensei/her help in training you
>Take a moment to look at your developed form and changes
>Slink back to relaxing in the waters and make small talk

We just went through a massive strain on our bodies. Let's let the spring wash that strain away.
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>>3683672
>>Take a moment to look at your developed form and changes
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>>3683672
>Take a moment to look at your developed form and changes
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>>3683672
>Give Lady Nekoma a hug and thank her for being a good sensei/her help in training you
>Take a moment to look at your developed form and changes
>Slink back to relaxing in the waters and make small talk
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>>3683763

For my convince since I'm about to post relatively soon. Going to need some eye bleach trying to find tasteful Fit Sakuras.

On the ironic side I found a good parody of Sakura impersonating the famous biscuit transformation scene from hunter x hunter.


Anyway, you should start to re-plan how you going to handle the month with Lord Hiruzen unless I should go follow that previously established plan in light of your new changes.
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>>3683873
>>3683673

Seeing Lady Nekoma right beside you quickly brought you out of your half-slumber. Without hesitation you suddenly went to hug the older woman. Lady Nekoma was rightfully shocked but reframed from actually doing anything considering that it was just a hug. She could only blink in response before looking at you who was hugging rather tightly against her frame. Luckily she wasn’t drunk as this would’ve add even more to the confusion.

“Err-wha. Are you alright or something young Sakura? I know I didn’t give you any of my Saki considering by human standards you’re far too young to drink. Or let you near the catnip.” Lady Nekoma said, finding it rather awkward that you were hugging her out of the blue. Her eye glance towards the Saki she was holding, looking at it deeply to make sure that she didn’t get the variation that the scent alone was enough to cause one to get intoxicated.

“Thank you Lady Nekoma. Thank you for helping me at my time of trouble and guiding me to where I am now. Unlike before where I was struggling on keeping myself together. It was through your assistance that I was able to tame the beast within, regain control of my sense of self and make substantial improvement in mastering the powers bestowed upon me alongside learning a bunch of new things. I’m really am grateful to have a sensei like you Lady Nekoma.” You said happily, ears perked up in response while your tail waggled back and forth in appreciation. Lady Nekoma meanwhile was still caught off-guard by the sudden appreciation. She merely bounced back with a light sigh upon reading the mood.

“You really are an earnest and pure hearted girl. Despite being a reckless fool. ” Lady Nekoma smiled softly, placing her hand on your forehead to pet you. This was a rather touching moment between the two as the bonds between master and student have been forged through this month long training experience.

“That said. I accepted you as my student so don’t think that this month of training made you a mastered of Ninneko combat let alone the Nijuushou series. You made a strong foundation certainly but you still have much to learn before I can truly label you as a master. So you best continue to train diligently and not slack off on your training. Especially if you want to learn Senjutsu one day.” Lady Nekoma said, turning away from you to look at the night sky. It was a beautiful full moon as you noticed the rich scenery. Rocky architecture to maintain that natural vibe while surrounded with a massive red maple tree. It was no cherry blossoms but it gave for a rather familiar vibe.
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>>3683983

“Yes! I won’t let you dow-wait a second. Senjutsu? Does that mean…” You said, catching yourself from being momentarily memorized by the scenery to listen closely to the implications. Assumption was one thing but you wanted to be sure that you heard your sensei right.

“Yes Sakura. I have decided that I will indeed teach you Senjutsu. Provided you keep up your training and develop into a proper student of mine. I’d estimate just about three years being the smallest amount of time I’d be willing to wait until confirming or not you’re ready for it or need additional conditioning/time for it. By the way, I will be summoning you here once a month to keep up with your progression. Otherwise, you’re free to ask one of the Ninnekos to reverse summon you to Takamagahara when you have the time for it.” Judging from the sound from her voice, Lady Nekoma was returning to her watchful yet strict demeanor. You didn’t need to look at her to feel that familiar stare of expectation and intimidation. You now have yourself a rather stern sensei who was rather old-fashioned. But you couldn’t deny that she genuinely takes your development very seriously and carefully. Almost like you were around Might Guy but without the eccentrics.

“Yes ma’am.” You muttered, making sure to remain on Lady Nekoma’s good side. As quickly as it appeared, the tense mood quickly disappeared. Leaving you to watch a carefree and collected Lady Nekoma going back to her drinking. At least she has the refinery to not smell like alcohol all the time with her intoxication habits.

While Lady Nekoma was distracted you took it upon yourself to look at your current stature. To say that you developed would be an understatement. Now you didn’t find yourself growing a single inch or becoming more stacked in certain areas. Though there was more balance in term of firmness and size as you come to realize. But no, you were positively well toned and muscular even in base form.

You were fit before but now you were pretty much jacked. While not to the level of extreme muscles quite like an uninhibited Lady Nekoma or the fusion of Anima and Shinsei Mahachisu, it was safe to say you gained some additional weight from your new muscle mass.

You skin felt tougher while retaining a form of delicacy. This paradox was quite possible due to the Body Length Deformation Jutsu now maintained automatically. On reflex it harden itself further to defend while still providing a form of bounciness to better cushion and absorb blows.

The amount of denseness on your flesh was going to make it harder for one to pick at your Tenketsu much less puncture your skin. You went to place two fingers against your mouth just to be sure. The enlarged fangs that resembled the beast within were now dulled and looking mainly normal. But playing with it certainly brought it back to the same previous state you were used to. If wasn't for your new skin, it'd probably puncture it.
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>>3684097

Similarly to your teeth, you start to notice that your ears and tail were now retractable. This certainly eliminated the need of having to perform a transformation jutsu to hide your bestial attributes. This was probably due to the taming of your bestial state and improved proficiency of the shapeshifting aspect of Anima. Now you felt like you can really go back to normal life without freaking people out with your cat like ferocity. That just leave tackling your new height and voluptuous figure.

Maybe Anima could suppress it in some way. Either that or come out and make an excuse like being a “late bloomer”. Although using bandages was also an option abet rather constrictive. As for your hair it now stood close to your thighs. Perhaps you needed a haircut or deal with the fact you were resembling Rapunzel more and more every day. Lastly you looked down at the water’s surface to look at your eyes. They were no longer constantly slit like an animal’s and much like your other traits could be suppressed and released on a dime. Didn’t change the fact your senses were now on par with an actual cat’s.

This was a lot to get used to as you get the feeling that the ninety-six hours of continuous battling with Lady Nekoma did more for your base form that even you considered. But that was concerns for later as you slink back into the water. The springs were too relaxing and soothing for your aching body to really leave it. There was still a month left of training back home and there was only one person you felt adamant towards learning from to complete your training. Again that was for later, right now you settled with making small talk with Lady Nekoma.

“This is really gorgeous Lady Nekoma.” You said, cracking your joints and muscle as you demonstrate your new cat like flexibility and balance.

“Yes. It’s a rather lucky sight that we’re able to bask in a beautiful night quite like this.” Lady Nekoma said, turning back to you after drinking from her saki bottle. “Nothing makes bath time better than working up a good sweat from a good workout.”

“It’s strange. I thought cats normally don’t like baths.” You asked, blinking in confusion.

“We don’t like the sudden cold water dumped on us. It makes us go into becoming lethargic thanks to the sudden drop of body temperature. Not to mention our fur becomes heavier and damped and that’s not a welcomed feeling. Though there are some that still like bathing not that it’s needed to keep up with grooming.” Lady Nekoma explained.
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>>3684149

“I see. That would explain quite a lot actually.” You muttered, thinking in some way that you could use this against Lady Nekoma with your water style. Lady Nekoma briefly glanced on your thinking face before lightly bonking you on the head.

“If you’re thinking about using water style on me for next time don’t. Unless you can reach the pinnacle of Water Style like Tobirama Senju, you won’t be able to come close to withstanding my flames. Much less be capable of putting them out.” Lady Nekoma said, pulling out her left index finger to manifest a small ball of bluish white flames. There it was, the Flames of Purgatory. No matter how many times you see it, it was a rather impressive sight.

>Try to use Shinra Banshou on the spring water
>Ask more about the “Flames of Purgatory” while subtly pushing to learn it.
>Ask how old Lady Nekoma really is?
>Bring up the elephant in the room and ask if you can summon her now?
>Ask for some food/drinks
>Try to learn more about Nature Energy and the role of a sage
>Question if being a sage that Lady Nekoma has divination powers
>Remember to take your medicine
>Other [write-in]
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>>3684160
>>Try to use Shinra Banshou on the spring water
>>Ask more about the “Flames of Purgatory” while subtly pushing to learn it.
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>>3684160
>Ask more about the “Flames of Purgatory”
We aren't at the step of learning Fire Release right away yet, but we could probably ask her if it's similar to the Blaze Style we heard about.
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>>3684189
If we're gonna Shinra Banshou a bit of the spring water for inspection, keep it at hand level. Too much of whatever properties are in the water combined with the Stamina fatigue might be dangerous.
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>>3684160
Do we even need to take our medicine anymore Sage? Wasn't It to help us control ourselves? We've got that down now right?

>Ask for some food/drinks
>Ask more about the “Flames of Purgatory” while subtly pushing to learn it.
>Try to learn more about Nature Energy and the role of a sage
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>>3684217

It's to accommodate to your chakra reserves while fixing/repressing the changes done to anima as Kabuku told you.

It's all on you if you want to keep taking it or not.
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>>3684238
I'd like to
>Ask Lady Nekoma about our medicine. Ask her If she thinks this would still be needed or not. We have It right? Let's show It to her.
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Found what I was looking for. I recalled one anon wanting to essentially try and improve their chakra ratio and nature skills to essentially try and learn wood release in light of other ideas for the 4 weeks with hiruzen.

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Alright. I finalized my version of the month plan given our general unlocks seem to be 2-4 days.
>6 Days training with Hiruzen (Shinra Banshou, Unlocking Air Mode and maybe some trick and tips from the Hokage himself on how to use the jutsu to it's maximum potential. Some Earth Release training and maybe how to use the Shinra Banshou through our hair as a project on the side.)
>6 Days training with Hayate (Kenjutsu and Battle Sense training. Maybe a chance to develop our own version of the Dance of the Crescent Moon. Not sure if this version of Hayate knows any special tricks to improve our ability to use Chakra Flow but if he does he can help with that as well.)
>6 Days training with Fu (Solidifying our grasp on Water Release and a good chance to train our Imitation Beast Arts. I'm not 100% sure on what else we can train on alongside her though, maybe someone else has a idea.)
>6 Days Solo/Inner Sakura/Saigyou training (Ninshuu, Chakra Transference and Chakra Control training. Perfecting our Shinsei Mahachisu control. Sprinkle in some Fuinjutsu studying just in case we'll need to figure out how to use leech some Chakra out of Anima safely or reprogram it to make sure it doesn't cause us to go on a rampage later. For emergencies of course.)
The rest of the days are reserved for either patching up something we're missing or having a few break days to not wear ourselves out before the finals. If we can reasonably use the rest of the days for something it would be to figure out how to apply nature transformation to Shinsei Mahachisu.

mostly has the right idea, power through training and leave a day for rest.
Something I definitely want done is mastering Shinsei Mahachisu, applying nature transformation to it and using Lotus Light at long distances in a week. Then training with Hiruzen is a given, at least a week to minimize the Chakra usage of Shinra Banshou and perfecting the Aqua mode. Then we can get done our Battle sense training in four days without much pressure and whatever comes after it's up in the air but I'd leave Water Nature Transformation for later and focus on our sensory skills, reflexes and Beast Imitation Arts, those are life savers. And sensory skills are Kin's specialty so we should be at the top of our game too.

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>>3684248
Skip the question desu and just take the medicine. While training may have helped us adjust to our Chakra Reserves, we're still not completely out of the woods yet.
>>3684288
Yeah that was me, thought Water and Earth were versatile enough to go for even if the Wood Release meme through Inner Sakura shenanigans didn't work out.
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>>3684321

Dully noted, just waiting to see if anyone has anything to add to that and the Shinra Banshou training since you got four weeks. Well up to four but I'm pretty sure you all want to do the 4 weeks.
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>>3684189
>>3684194
>>3684217

“Lady Nekoma? Think would it be alright if I get some nourishment via foods and drink.” You politely asked, growing a bit concern that you weren’t positively famished for not eating and drinking for two days. It was probably your chakra reserves affecting your stamina but you wanted something to go down with your medicine. It was currently in the bag that Hina brought to make sure you took it even in your slumber.

“Hmm, I suppose that would be alright. Even if the spring’s soothing hot waters directly gives you nourishment, you would probably still want to eat something after being in slumber for todays.” Lady Nekoma snapped her fingers, calling forth several of the Ninneko. Upon her command they went to gather you food and beverage that you would quite possibly enjoy consuming. Hearing Lady Nekoma talk about the self-sufficiency that the mystic springs provide intrigued you.

With a few one handed hand seals, you begin to invoke the power of Shinra Banshou. You kept only one of your hands transformed by Shinra Banshou. Curiosity might claimed the cat but it certainly wasn’t going to be your end. Slowly you put your transformed hand into the water to test it. Expectantly your hand turned into the same mystic green liquid as the spring’s water. At first it felt like what you expected from water. But with your developing attunement to a portion of the source. There was nature energy flowing into the fresh spring water.

In light of this you continued your inspection quietly to come to discover a familiar composition. The nature energy was diluted compare to the raw natural energy you incorporated in multiple occasions. That reduced the potency of it but still retained a level to apply its mystical healing effects. It was sort of like the Hero Water as you continued to inspect the water. The minerals in the water helped balance the mystic water and kept it in its diluted form. If you were to experience the mystical water in its purified state then things would be completely different. Still, you had to admit that even in its current form it held very potent rejuvenation powers.

“So what exactly are the flames of purgatory? Is it like the Blaze Style that I heard about? “ You asked rather suddenly. This caused Lady Nekoma to briefly raise her eyebrows before indulging on your curiosity.
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>>3684531

“I suppose if you look at it like that it is a form of Blaze Style. Blaze style is a fluid style that much like Vapor and Lava Style where it has different forms. The traditional blue flames that burn at intensifies far higher than average fire style. The Blacken flames of Amateratsu that can only truly be produced by those of the Uchiha clan and the ancestors of humanity the Otsutsuki Clan. Although many tried to replicate similar flames through the use of powerful chakra to blacken their flames. And the third flame, the bluish white flames dubbed as the flames of purgatory. Due to the complex nature of these flames, most people use a medium such as a physical object to serve as the host. When it makes into contact with their target it’ll cause them to spontaneously burst into flames. Flames of this power cannot be extinguished by wind or water as it burns too hot to be affected. And even regenerative abilities typically cannot keep up with such flames. Usually you need equal powerful flames to counteract it, but is possible to absorb and seal up. Because of how these flames erase all that comes into contact, it is often documented as purification. “Lady Nekoma explained.

“Is that so? Do you think with training it’d be possible to le-”Before you finished Lady Nekoma immediately placed one of her tails against your face. Essentially telling you to shush and not go any further as she begins to explain.

“Try not to push your luck by rushing into it. These flames are even more dangerous than Mijuushou. One wrong mistake and you can end up causing your own death. There’s a reason why most use the technique Zanmai no Shinka (True Fire of Samadhi) to invoke the flames. It takes rigorous training like no other to truly control and wield these flames directly. Once you achieve that you can freely choose what gets purified by these flames and is safely untouched.” As demonstration Lady Nekoma focused the flame on a pile of leaves. You watched rather closely at the majority of the bundle remaining unscathed. However, one leave in particular was burning by the flames. Such power and precision made you believe that it was worth the title as you continued watching it.

>What do you ask/do in front of Lady Nekoma now?
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>>3684554
Use this time to relax and talk about girl shit.
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>>3684554
Ask for lore of the Sage of Six Paths, Indra, Asura, Kaguya, Tailed Beasts, etc.
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That I would get more suggestions or at least a discussion over handling Lord Hiruzen's 4 weeks of boot camp.
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>>3685690
It's probably slow days right now, and not only have I already spoken my opinions on it multiple times, not much to say sadly enough.
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Ask her if your family is part of a dead clan
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Sorry for the silence, I'm in the middle of writing but I'm not going to go a full info dump on the lore that you'll be learning from Lady Nekoma about >>3684983


https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/false-origin-of-shinobi/

>>3685892

I figured as much but i also meant if there was anything you guys wanted to ask/learn from Lady Nekoma since it'll be a while before you'd get another moment like this
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>>3686688
I wouldn't ask this. We got here mostly by effort and happenstance, no need to suspect being of a dead clan.
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>>3686714

https://www.reddit.com/r/Naruto/comments/4ir1go/history_of_shinobi_legend_of_the_otsutsuki_clan/

https://www.reddit.com/r/Naruto/comments/9dpot4/compendium_of_headcanons_and_speculation_about/

>>3686832

Looks like someone remembers the multiple choice answer that was given for this sakura. And not just assuming it's a power-wank quest
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Ask if having a tail help or it a weakness cause you to keep brushing it all the time.

Also ask if we are not ready in time given to us , we have to fight for days again

Makes sure you are crying.
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>>3684983
>>3684568
>>3684217
>>3686888
>>3686714

“Alright. Well then I got another question. What exactly is a sage? You told me briefly about Nature energy but what is it really and why is connected to a sage?” You asked as you were rather curious about the concept.

“Nature energy as the name implies is the external energy of the world. From a mere pebble to the clouds, it’s embedded and overflowing in the atmosphere and terrain. It exists anywhere and everywhere, constantly circulating throughout the planet as a part of nature itself. The four elements known as Fire, Earth, Wind and Water are a prime example of the essence created by nature energy. The fifth element that most go unaware of known as aether or void is the purest form of nature energy. In a sense nature energy is the essence of life that flows throughout the planet. Because of it coming from the planet it is far powerful than any source coming from a living being. That is partially why one must have enormous chakra levels or at least massive chakra levels with fine-tuned chakra control to withstand the overwhelming pressure of nature energy. Without either of those it’ll result in one being overtaken and most often than not death. “Lady Nekoma explained, watching you rather closely as you listen to her story without nitpicking. Once again you proved just how much a book worm you are by being intrigued by the lesson.

“As for what is a Sage, most would label it as someone who knows Senjutsu and master the art to use feats such as Sage Mode. It is also given to someone who has become enlightened in some form. Be it through their renowned power, wisdom or divinity. Now these definitions aren’t wrong but they miss the main picture.” Lady Nekoma paused, reaching over for another cup of saki to quench her thirst.

“I’m going to take a limb and assume that a sage is related to the source of nature energy aka the world.” You replied, reaching over back to the food now that it was brought over by the Ninneko.

“Yes, a sage is someone who is connected to the world and those around them. They aren’t tied to any singular faction or organization. They are a neutral being who only serves the entire world due to their affinity and sensitivity obtained through rigorous training. A sage serves the medium between living beings and nature, not just humans. Being the bridge between the two, the Sage’s job is to keep peace between them and ensure harmony. Although the first actual sages for humanity was Hagoromo and Hamura Otsutsuki. Between the sages and the Ninsou they are the last people who directly follow the teachings of the Sage of the Six Path, the creator of Ninshu instead of Indra Otsutsuki who is the real father of Ninjutsu.“ As Lady Nekoma says this, you find yourself asking questions about Indra and everything relating to him.
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>>3687198
Excuse my french but what the fuck am I reading?
We already know how our tail works, and it's retractable so no need to ask that.
Not to mention we know we're ready.
A-are you drunk?
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>>3687228

As an outsider to the world of the Ninja most of these stories you read sounded like folklore. But meeting someone who directly knew of the tale as clearly as Lady Nekoma gave you a somewhat different perspective. You wanted to learn as much as you can about the Sage and those connected to him. Seeing your euphemism leaking through your cat-like tendencies, Lady Nekoma ultimately gave in to telling the story with a small sigh.

From onwards Lady Nekoma gave a shorten summary of the origin of the Sage of the Six Paths and those connected to him. It was vastly different to the original story of legend that was foretold in the ninja history books. You knew that Hagoromo, the Sage of the six path was the one who manifest strange wheel like eyes that Lady Nekoma referred to as the Rinnegan. He managed to end a long time war conflict and taught humanity how to use the chakra that was lying dormant inside of them. Essentially being the one to set the foundation for the ninja system and the use of hand seals given the dangers and lack of the same kind of chakra manipulation that the Sage has.

The story that Lady Nekoma told revolved around a woman name Kaguya Otsutsuki who in fact did the things that Hagoromo was credited when it came to stopping wars and uniting humanity through the power of the Shinju tree. As you came to understand the story you start to think back to the ruins that you found in Takigakure as Inner Sakura. Hearing Kaguya’s name made you think back to the picture of a woman with white hair having horns shaped like rabbit ears. Thinking about the images made Lady Nekoma’s story hold a lot of weight.
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>>3687290

Hearing about how Kaguya’s boundless power ultimately brought the wrath of the Shinju. As well as ultimately collapsing from the weight of diving into madness and disappearing due to her own power served as a good reminder of what too much power can do to a person. Interestingly enough was hearing the talk about the Shinju turning into a beast and through teamwork that Hagoromo and Hamura were able to defeat the beast and split it into what would now be known as the Tailed Beasts. Again this gave leverage to your talk with the Kyuubi during the invasion thanks to Fu and Ninshu which he talked about the Sage.

Of course as you listen to this summary you feel like there were some stuff that Lady Nekoma wasn’t telling you. Specifically stuff that would’ve taken too long to explain to a thirteen year old. It was mostly supposed to be a summary of the historical events after all. But once you heard about the story of Indra and Asura you vaguely begin recalling the legends of Hashirama and Madara. The parallels you found were especially uncanny when you heard about the two brothers ending up fighting once Hagoromo passed away. The story foretold was rather sad once you heard about it but you notice there was a somber look on Lady Nekoma that borderlines on sadness.

>Give Lady Nekoma a hug and apologize for bringing it up
>Ask more about Indra and Lady Nekoma’s connection to him
>Give Lady Nekoma some space and return home.
>Do something to make Lady Nekoma forget about her gloom [write-in what]
>Try to fish more information about Kaguya
>Other [write-in]
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>>3687298

https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/history-of-the-tailed-beasts/ >>3686888 >>3686714

Figured with the summation that the story would progress more smoothly without being rundown to a straight one to one telling especially when I gave links to some good story building that's different from the actual canon. And not a complete mess like the filler mess of the Otsutsuki mini-arc. Although it does has some good elements that I am planning on using.
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>>3687310

Also it should go without saying but the plot progression destroying stuff like learning that the Gedo State/Ten Tails and the stone tablet of the Sage of the Six path is obviously not told to you. It's already pushing envelopes knowing what you do know now.

Least you want to invoke their presence already sooner than in canon

But on the flipside this is good additional build up on the foreshadowing future events as well as the original humans [not aliens, that was always something I deeply detest even if they colonized the moon] the Otsutsuki Clan.
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>>3687298
>>Give Lady Nekoma a hug and apologize for bringing it up
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KneadMN
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>>3687443
This one
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>>3687443
>>3687855

Judging from what you saw from Lady Nekoma, it seems that you inherently brought up a rather controversial topic. In your act to feed your growing curiosity ended up making Lady Nekoma recall something that she long kept repressed. Now there was no point in blaming yourself for something you didn’t know or have any control given that you asked a legitimate question. That wasn’t going to stop you from feeling the need that you have to rectify it. The real question was how?

You tried to think of something good to say to try and apologize while comforting your sensei. Unfortunately you wouldn’t come to finding such a solution. Yet you feel you needed to do something. As you frantically think about it, a rather simple answer came into fruition. It almost made you bunk your head for overthinking something so simple. Thus now having an idea, you went ahead to suddenly hug Lady Nekoma from behind.

Such an act left Lady Nekoma briefly surprised before returning to being silent. There was no need for words as sometimes actions with silence speaks better than using words. You kept your arms wrapped around Lady Nekoma’s waist and hold her righter close. Lady Nekoma only responded by placing her right hand against your arm. It’ll merely take her a moment before she would eventually regain her composure and return to her usual self.

Once you saw that you decided to quickly change the subject by going to a more mundane kind of topic. You weren’t one who can be social on a dime of a hat. Now you weren’t emotionally stunned like Sasuke or completely oblivious like Naruto. But given how much of a bookworm and focused on your studies, you were out of the loop when it came to the more normal topics. Something that Tenten and arguably Ino on many occasion made fun of. So the first thing that came to mind was to talk about girl stuff.

Seeing you struggle with trying to make conversation made Lady Nekoma laughed. It wasn’t the reaction that you were originally going for. But at this point you couldn’t really complain and just continued with the small talk. Some day you were going to have to open up Pandora’s Box and find out the connection your sensei have to all of this. Along with uncovering the full story, but that would be for another day.

>What do you do once you arrive to Lord Hiruzen for week one?

>Nature Transformation training
>Shinra Banshou improvements
>Shinsei Mahachisu improvements
>Imitation Beast Arts improvements
>Unlocking the remaining scroll of sealing memories and learning them
>Learning [write-in what you want to learn from Lord Hiruzen]
>Other [write-in]
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>>3688277
>>Shinsei Mahachisu improvements
Can we do like, Hyperbolic Time Chamber Super Saiyan conditioning training? Can we keep up the transformation without causing permanent damage no?
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>>3688320

If you want to end up in a constant state of white hair even when not active it's doable with this version of the jutsu and your recent conditioning. .
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>>3688277
>Unlocking the remaining scroll of sealing memories and learning them

Please oh please oh please. Shadow clones. Shadow clones! Sakura's good enough to maximize It's uses!
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>Shinra Banshou improvements

It his
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>>3688277
>Shinsei Mahachisu improvements
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>>3688277
>Shinsei Mahachisu improvements
>>3688327
White hair > pink hair
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>>3688744
I agree that white > pink but that's taking away one of Sakura's very few charm points.
>>3688277
The sealed memories are temping, but not really necessary.
>Shinra Banshou improvements
I kind of want to save Shinsei Mahachisu for later weeks, remember that this is the technique that still has a "Secret" to be taught. Also Air Mode.
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>>3688479

You already know shadow clone jutsu, now if you meant Multi-shadow clones it'll be another thing.

Let's recap what you know.

1. Shinra Banshou [Created by Hiruzen]
2. Summoning: Rashomon [Hashirama/Helped by Mito]
3.Flying Thunder God [Tobirama/Minato]
4. Yin Seal [Mito]
5. Water–Heavens Convergence [Tobirama]
6.????
7. ???

and Shadow Clone Jutsu [Tobirama/Inspired by Hashirama] through naruto
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Rolled 2 (1d4)

>>3688320
>>3688486
>>3688622
>>3688744
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>>3688486
>>3688788

Another Goku tendency is born, though it's a main shonen trope in general. With Yoruichi taking Ichigo's place on it.

After that relaxing bath you had essentially a banquet with the Ninneko. Given your new physique it was only natural that you ended up requiring several times more nourishment to retain your gains and operate at top physique condition. So you ate and ate large quantities of food while spending time with the Ninneko. At least with the accelerated metabolism it burned the fuel far quicker than it would have the chance to become weight. This was most likely another side effect in order to make the new chakra reserves more natural in order to replenish such massive quantities.

After a good night sleep you finally left Takamagahara as a brand new Sakura Haruno. Arriving at Konohagakure through Kikkyo’s Castle you found that indeed only two whole weeks have passed. This was a rather good reassuring fact to keep in mind for future endeavors. Either way, you made through the notions of alerting your family of your return before setting up the motion for training with Lord Hiruzen.

On the first week you spent your time tackling improving your skills with Shinra Banshō Dōka no Jutsu. Learning the inner workings of the technique with the creator present gave for a much better understanding and growth for a far quicker time. Unlike you who was bountiful with youth and a very conditioned physical body, Lord Hiruzen was quite old. Therefore, he couldn’t directly show you how to use Shinra Banshou through physical means. Instead, you had to rely on both Lord Hiruzen’s verbal teachings and seeing the memories of Prime Hiruzen in action via the crystal ball.

In spite of this you do manage to learn the secrets and tricks that Shinra Banshō provided. In addition your natural skills with the technique manages to jump expediently under Lord Hiruzen’s helpful guidance. Not only could you learn how to keep it active to the point all times in a concerted effort but activate it on reflexes. Again the training with Lady Nekoma and your extensive mastery of the Basics especially the transformation jutsu series has led to this wondrous achievement. Only when you didn’t have the chakra to maintain it did the Shinra Banshō technique finally recede and soon deactivates.

Having it activate for long periods during continuous use of battle regardless of where she is or what she's doing was very valuable. But you didn’t settle with only that improvement. Rather you focused how many body parts you could change and how many different material and substances you could transform and maintain simultaneously. You even managed to learn how to turn your hair and tail into a medium for Shinra Banshō.
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>>3688955

Most importantly was the development of Aria Mode aka the Air version of Shinra Bansho. In addition to mastering Gaia Mode aka the default solid state, you developed your skills with Aqua Mode to the point of becoming an expert of the art. Additional training would naturally lead you fully mastering it like Gaia Mode but most of your attention went into developing Aria Mode. Through diligence and hard work it was something that you ultimately achieved. But like how you previously was with Aqua Mode, Aria mode was currently something that while usable was still far from perfect.

Still, with the tips and tricks taught by Lord Hiruzen you were on your way of maximizing Shinra Banshou to its full potential. Oddly enough during your week of training you started to mimic several of the Hiden and unique skills that was normally out of your reach. Such as the Akimichi’s Multi-size techniques with the Human Boulder, Gaara’s Sand Manipulation through rock powder and Ino’s Chakra Levitation Technique. You even learned how to control your body parts remotely in addition to scattering and reforming yourself for a number of ways.

As a byproduct to your Shinra Banshou training, your skills in Earth and Water Release has also shown some noteworthy improvements. It wasn’t quite like the same if you spent your time polishing them the old fashion way. But your extensive practice with the two states of matter through Shinra Banshō gave a much better understanding of the art. So much so that you could now achieve a semi-solid state and merge the two to create a hybrid form. Plasma was still out of your range given the complexity and danger of the energy like substance. You wanted to tackle that once you come close to mastering the Aria Mode.

>Nature Transformation training
>Shinsei Mahachisu improvements
>Imitation Beast Arts improvements
>Shadow Clone Arts Improvements
>Fuinjutsu Improvements
>Unlocking the remaining scroll of sealing memories and learning them
>Learning [write-in what you want to learn from Lord Hiruzen]
>Improving Battle Sense and General Jutsu skills
>Obtaining another Chakra Element
>Other [write-in]
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>Obtaining another Chakra Element
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>>3688970
>>Nature Transformation training
Reminder this is more or less what Hiruzen is best at.
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>>3688970
>Nature Transformation training
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Looks like Nature Transformation going to win

but on the off chance you did get a Chakra Element, what would you pick?

>Fire
>Lightning
>Wind
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>>3688970
>>Shinsei Mahachisu improvements
>>3689241
>Lightning
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>>3689241
We've got Water and Earth. I'd like to add some
>Wind
to that.
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>>3689241
>Wind
Better range of options together with water and earth,no?

Later on we could go for Lightning because some guys has a few ideas for it and fire goes last.
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So in the end are we actually gonna spend the whole month with Hiruzen,Sage?Sorry for asking but i cant remember right now what was decided on.

If we do stay all month with him id like to point out a few things for everyone voting.

While Hiruzen was more like a jack of all trades and an awesome teacher his best showings in the fight against Orochimaru where summoning(kinda got that covered) and reaper seal(so fuin knowledge from a scroll of sealing thecnique).Apart from that he was known for having all fives elements release and Shinra Bansho here(working con that right now).

My recomendation would be to aim for Shinra Bansho+element release or scroll of sealing techniques since he probably has great insights to help develop them,unless im forgetting any weakness we should address.

Alternatively we could spend three weeks mastering the Roof Tile Jutsu.
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>>3689398

Seems like it, at least the majority of the weeks was decided bast on past threads. Depending on how the three weeks go, the last one being whatever you guys as a collective would be a good idea to focus on.
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>>3688970
>Shinsei Mahachisu improvements
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Really wished Brown Anon voted for this week before he disappeared since now i got a tie.
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>>3689570
Sorry forgot to vote on the actual decision.

>Nature Transformation training

And if it wins I voted for wind here >>3689311
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>>3689057
>>3689187
>>3689283
>>3689311
>>3689637

Writing now but I wanted to refresh some minds by pulling up some old documents.

https://www.quora.com/How-can-Moegi-Kazamatsuri-use-Mokuton-Wood-release-Is-there-any-evidence-for-it-in-anime-Manga

https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/advanced-chakra-natures/
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>>3689765

For week two you decided to obliquely improve Shinra Banshou and Shinsei Mahachisu by improving your Nature Transformation. Being directly taught under the Professor gave way to a better understanding of the five Nature Transformation. But he just didn’t teach you about the inner workings of each element. Rather he went to explain further all about the ten Nature Combinations. Those being Ice, Lava, Boil, Scorch, Mud, Explosion, Storm, Magnet, Nova and Wave Release. In your experience you have only directly seen Ice Release through Haku. Therefore, Lord Hiruzen put his professor title to the test by recreating the remaining nine Nature Combinations.

Safe to say you was mesmerized by Lord Hiruzen’s mastery of the elements to pull off such a demonstration. Albeit he admits that his recreations pale in comparison to what he could do in his prime. In his prime they were no different compared to the actual Combined Nature Transformations coming from Kekkei Genkei. Of course he also mentioned that he also had some additional help via either Shinra Banshou or a dash of Nature Energy to truly push the imitation into being the real deal. Powerful chakra can serve to be the final ingredients when one cannot balance the ratio completely to make for the real deal.

In addition to explaining this he also went to explain and show the five Advance Elements Blaze, Slime, Steel, Light and Typhoon Release. You only experienced one via Typhoon Release but recalled Kankuro being a wielder of the Steel Release. Hence the nickname Kankuro of the Black Sand. Temari of the Sandstorm and Gaara of the Desert. All these other ninjas having cool nicknames momentarily made you think what sort of name you have been developing yourself. But you brush those ideas to focus back on Lord Hiruzen lesson. Lastly he demonstrated and explained the Black Elements as he showed you all five of them. Of course you notice that these demonstration took a lot out of Lord Hiruzen so you made sure to capture every moment and commit to memory alongside the rest.

One week alone wasn’t enough time to possibly pull off any of this in record time even with the professor’s help. But he did setup the foundation to eventually branch out to your own style. And with the lessons he gave you did found substantial improvements in Earth and Water Release. You were gradually shaping up to be a real master in the art as your natural affinity gave hints towards Steel Style being a possibility especially with assistance. Black Elements was noticeably easier especially when you remember that you did have Anima and Shinsei Mahachisu to fall back on to make the difference.
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>>3689852

Although with your talent in chakra control and refining the basics, you managed to scrape the surface that was Wind Release. Your training with Aria Mode did setup the foundation for you to slowly awaken the newly release. But you also had the exceptional help of Lord Hiruzen coaching you through pulling off. While it was nowhere near the skills you cared with Earth and Water Release, it was still rather impressive getting the basics down. Eventually with additional training you would be able to completely utilize Wind Release like several of your friends. For now, you focused on managing to almost summon the two elements simultaneously which pushed your chakra control to its limits.

In between training however you find yourself recalling one more thing from Lord Hiruzen’s explanation of the elements that didn’t add up. There was ten combined nature transformations and yet you recalled back to Lord Hashirama who could use Wood Release. A combined nature transformation that also rumored to require Earth and Water elements to make. In spite of this only Hashirama was capable of preforming such a thing. Lord Hiruzen explained that while it did act like a Kekkei Genkai considering that only Hashirama could do, it was still more a unique Ninjutsu rather than a traditional combined Nature Transformation dominated by Kekkei Genkai.

>What do you do for the Third Week?

>Improved what you established in the past two weeks
> Shinsei Mahachisu improvements
>Shadow Clone Arts Improvements
>Fuinjutsu Improvements
>Learning [write-in what you want to learn from Lord Hiruzen]
>Improving Battle Sense and General Jutsu skills
>Improve Inner Sakura
>Try to uncover the secrets to Wood Release
>Other [write-in]
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>>3689899

Alternatively I was really tempted on instead of keeping the God of Shinobi 2.0 title given to Lord Hiruzen and name him the Avatar but that would be too on the nose.

Anyway I went with this change for Lord Hiruzen to capitalize on his skills as the professor. Part of me considered giving him Sage Mode but that didn't really sit well with me. Although he does know Senjutsu and how to combine it to jutsu but doesn't have same blessed constitution and chakra that allowed Hiruzen to pull it off easily. Having him be the most balanced/well rounded Hokage in addition to being the most knowledgable is better to me in the long run. Having him dominate the elements to this level retains the original hype he has without destroying the power ceiling/taking away the uniqueness of some of the other Kages.
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>>3689930

Probably not gonna give him Kekki Tota since that's overkill and his extensive training on mastering every feasible jutsu in Konoha took away potential time to furthering his elemental developments.
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>>3689899
> Shinsei Mahachisu improvements
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>>3689899
> Shinsei Mahachisu improvements
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>>3689899
>Remember Crystal Release
We got encased by this, and it wasn't in the combination explanation either. It's not a Kekkei Tota is it?
>Improve Inner Sakura (Synchronization more specifically)
>Fuinjutsu Improvements
Y'all going for the super mode instead of unlocking the true powerwank methods.
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>>3689899
>Improve Inner Sakura
>>3690030
It is a Kekkei Tota. Orochimaru said so.
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>>3690057
Fuck I missed that, skip my write-in then.
The rest is definitely my vote though.
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>>3690071

It's fine, still leads into learning about Kekkei Tota in some form or another.
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>>3690075
B-but it's embarassing Sage senpai-!
Jokes aside you're right, it might even lead to some answers regarding the fabled Wood Release.
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>>3690089

On that I'd honestly figure you guys would want to jump on trying to unlock the mystery to try and meme your way to maybe learning it and styling on everyone with this metaphorical flexing.
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>>3690101
People are so dead set on the "BUT WOOD RELEASE IS HASHIRAMA CELLS ONLY DUMBDUMB" mindset most likely, forgetting that despite following a good chunk of the canon material it's still a rewrite of sorts.
I honestly want the metaphorical flexing not just because of... well, showing off but because of the political implications and massive butterfly effect after showing that Wood Release can be learned through effort.
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>>3690110

It still tries to carry as much of the spirit of the series while acknowledging that as a quest we're going to have divergence and some things need tweaking to better translate into this format.

Also it's trying to keep the old concept and themes together while being consistent to part II and beyond.

Seriously Kabuto can perfectly recreate Kekkei Genkai through Senjutsu. Sure he imprinted the dna samples but he made a true 1 to 1 copy of the original bloodlines without risk or weaknesses like with Yamato. And I'm not even going to address how Six Path Senjutsu essentially bend the Combined Nature Transformations like they do with the plot. And the whole ninjas carrying countless secrets from their corpses is a concept that's far too good to let it go largely ignored based on implications alone.
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>>3690101
While it would be a really fun flex... I don't find it interesting enough to be worth investing time on it.
I like the way we've been doing things so far, I don't want to just hoard famous people gimmicks.
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>>3690002
>>3690030

Technically I can do both of these but let's see who gets higher priority of development on this week.
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>>3690161
I hardly think figuring out if Wood Release is really that unobtainable or not is hoarding or anything but I can understand where you're coming from.
In fact I doubt we can really use it outside of a Synchronized attack with Inner Sakura, and even then it's kind of a wash.
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>>3690189

Okay Super Mode it is. White Haired Sakura mode here we go. >>3688320
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>>3690190
>>3690161

You be correct. At Least until Sage Mode
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>>3690189

In between training you asked about the Crystal Release as you vaguely remember Orochimaru calling it a Kekkei Tota in between admiration. As expected Lord Hiruzen went on to explain everything relating to Kekkei Tota. From its complexity to the greater rarity of such an art. Unlike with the Combined Nature Transformation you saw that Lord Hiruzen couldn’t preform the art. You mostly chalked it up to old age but it could’ve also been he didn’t really practice on developing the art to that extent. Even he have his limits after all. But he does give you a history lesson with the Second Tsuchikage and his Student knowing the famed Dust Release.

Hearing everything relating to Kekkei Tota made you realized just how lucky you are to have survived the encounter with Gurren. As well as showing just how dangerous Orochimaru must have been if he held such people under his control in addition to knowing how to use Senjutsu. Therefore before anything else you knew that you needed to get stronger. Much stronger. At the same time the component requirement of three elements made you consider another possibility. You weren’t really sure if it was true or not. But if your hypothesis was correct then it would explain precisely why nobody else was able to use Lord Hashirama’s Wood Release. But that was things to worry about later.

So for the next week you spent on working on Shinsei Mahachisu. Although you made great strides with Anima it would be far too controversial to use such a power in the finals. As well that Lady Nekoma told you to only use such an ability when you were at the brink. No matter how much training to master it you did, it couldn’t change the fact that Nature Energy was still dangerous. Instead, you focused primarily on improving your first Kinjutsu. Of course it was thanks to Kabuku and Lord Hiruzen that it evolved to a stage where it was no longer a Kinjutsu. That is so long as you kept the natural procedures set up as it can still revert back to its dangerous status if loses their inner balance.

With the newly improved Shinsei Mahachisu you strive to remain transformed for extended periods of time. You were aiming to make yourself desensitized by the negative effects of your transformation. The training you did with Lady Nekoma held more benefits than you originally calculated. For the hardest part to achieve your goal was already rectified accordingly thanks to the conditioning gained from the month long training. In addition, there was the chakra control skills sharpened from Kabuku and the Shinra Banshou training with Lord Hiruzen added to the foundation. With that in mind you merely followed upon using your experiences gained from the past two and a half months to complete the process.
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>>3690307

Although the process took about a week to truly complete, you managed to do most of the hard work within three days. Allowing the remaining four days for you to split your time improving Inner Sakura. From what you recall from the match with Naruto and Kiba, Kiba apparently used a technique called the Bunretsu no Jutsu (Fission Technique) which through the use of hand seals allowed him to make an advanced clone that essentially a perfect doppelganger. In exchange his power was cut in half for creating a perfect clone that wouldn’t disburse no matter how damage or how long it was out. To Kiba this was his answer to Naruto’s Shadow Clones since he couldn’t make the hundreds if not thousands that Naruto could do. He wanted quality over quantity. That said he still had yet to master the technique given that he needed hand seals to preform it instead of the instantaneous fission that made the replica so valuable.

Lucky for you the match was recorded and you learned such secrets as you put it to memory. So in addition to further improving the Shinsei Mahachisu technique, you took it upon yourself to try as best you can to replicate the fission through inner Sakura. A process that was easier said than done. For you it required more Yang chakra than normal to essentially make a perfect physical replication of yourself. Due to your Shinsei Mahachisu training it was going to take far longer to actually make such a move a reality. But knowing about the concept was more than enough to get you motivated. With the last of the few days you started to further the shape transformation skills and begin to apply Nature Transformation on to Shinsei Mahachisu.

The training with Shinra Banshō gave you the experience needed to stimulate the same sensation of the elements on to your chakra. Of course even with that in mind it was still quite the extensive amount of effort needed to imbue the properties of Earth and Water Chakra onto your body. Additional training would be required to truly get the finesse of doing it. In spite of that, you continued to build up your foundations by further improving the basics of Shinsei Mahachisu and the techniques related.
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>>3690355
>That Wiki Quote
Sage, do you need sleep?
Also Saigyou is probably just looking at that subconscious Shinsei Mahachisu and going "Nope, not touching this shit. She's on her own on looking like a radioactive freak."
>Kenjutsu Training
Mystic Knight is the best FF Class Conceptually anyway and thus Elemental Chakra Blades are fun as heck.
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>>3690355

Yet another change that I ultimately believe would better fit the story as well foreshadow a looming narrative. That most inheritance or developed just in some form or another is just a far cry echo of the Shinju and/or Ten Tails. Wood Release is the biggest example since it's literally the Shinju's plant manipulation and chakra absorption capabilities.

Always thought that rather make Kiba a poor man's Naruto he should be a valid rival that actually make Naruto grow as a person and question his own inner beast aka Kurama's influence and how the flick of the switch he swings from his humanity to embracing the demon inside.
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>>3690389

I was rushing on the last stretch since we're almost done and I didn't want another spelling error trying to rearrange it to fit.

She's on vacation just ignoring all the choices you decided upon. Like using Anima for another week, purposely taking a 96 hour pummeling with abusing chakra absorption for recovery, trying to use Mijuushou despite clearly not ready, combining the two super forms, etc.

But you are right about the subconscious Shinsei Mahachisu.
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In time through constant exposure from the jutsu and constant focus, your body ultimately acclimated to the chakra flow down to a cellular level. Thus sustaining your elevated state even while sleeping as it was now at an almost subconscious level. As a boon, the chakra consumption was now reduced to negligible amounts much like the transformation jutsu.

That said, this new constant state came with it some additional troubles. While your body could handle the physical stress long enough to make it a non-issue, it didn’t remove the fact your newfound augmentations made everyday life….a real challenge. Mainly due to the fact that the body instinctively remaining elevated, it now required you to constantly keep it suppressed to everyday functioning levels or carry out day-to-day activities. Least you wanted to return to the time of your youth where you couldn’t control your inborn physical prowess. Truly this was going to be your hardest test in chakra control yet.

Another fact was now your hair was constantly stuck white with your eyes radiates with a golden hue. Sure you could theoretically use the partial transformation jutsu to return your hair and eye color back to normal but that was another layer of constant chakra. In your current predicament you ultimately decided to just deal with the change for the time being. You couldn’t afford any more sidelining.

>Improved what you established in the past three weeks
>Shadow Clone Arts Improvements
>Fuinjutsu Improvements
>Learning [write-in what you want to learn from Lord Hiruzen]
>Improving Battle Sense and General Jutsu skills
>Improve Inner Sakura Specifically
>Kenjutsu Training
>Take the Week off and relax in between studying
> Other [write-in]
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>>3690416
>Kenjutsu Training
Wanna make sure we use it good
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>>3690416
>IMPROVED THREE WEEKS BLAH
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>>3690416
>Kenjutsu Training
Guillotine blade time
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>>3690416
>Improved what you established in the past three weeks
>>3690719
Never.
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>>3690416
>Kenjutsu Training
>>3690812
Come on man dont be that way
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>>3690389
>>3690461
>>3690719
>>3690840

For the last week of the month you decided to focus on a neglected art. That art being Kenjutsu. While your Kenjutsu skills kept themselves from getting rusty through the Chakra Scalpel training it didn’t improve either. With how intense these past two and a half months been, you wanted to cap off on something not as strenuous to give your body enough time to properly recuperate. So without further ado you begin to go back to the basics. It wouldn’t take long before you find yourself getting back into the swing of things. Impressive enough was the fact you can now do precise motions and rapid movement with the Kubikiribōchō without hampered by the size.

Undergoing your physical condition made wielding the massive blade the Kubikiribōchō a non-issue. Even your tail could lift the blade without any noticeable strain and wield it for long periods with no noticeable loss in stamina. No longer had you treated the Kubikiribōchō as a heavy liability but rather a mere extension of your body. With that in mind you decided to start applying the wild nature of the Imitation Beast Ninja Arts to the weapon. The savage unpredictability gave no openings while constantly shifting to avoid being read. With enough practice it now allowed you to maximize the ferocity of the style, the fluidity granted by the ninneko training as well as the Body Length Deformation technique and the overwhelming destructive power of the Kubikiribōchō.

You then recalled Yugao and Hayato both having thoroughly taught you their Kenjutsu styles and how to use optical illusions such as afterimages to your fullest potential. While clearly not as fast as your mentors, you were still capable of mimicking their movements and apply the right adjustments to achieve the same results. Inner Sakura also had a helping hand in the act. Fortunately your current physical condition allowed you to achieve what normally could only be done through the Body Flicker Jutsu through pure raw leg power. Now with your current skills you were able to begin developing your own version of your mentor’s iconic techniques. Now that you think about it, Shī Hǔ Shòuquán’s different shifts of speedy movements in erratic and irregularly patterns made you think back to the Drunken Fist. Recalling that improved the martial art even further in addition to your unique Kenjutsu style.
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>>3690906

Finally you trained yourself to master the Magnet Ninja Arts that Kubikiribōchō provided. Previously during Shinra Banshō and Kenjutsu training you discovered the unique aspect that the giant weapon provided. Using the chakra flow you improved greatly alongside with the magnetic aspect of the Ninja Art gave way to a wide array of different applications and usage. You could even call back the blade and move it through the usage of your own chakra. The elemental training provided additional methods for offensive and defense capabilities. You were no Saigyō but the skills you accumulated provided for a rather adaptive and versatile style. Even if you weren’t to use the more brutal and lethal application that the blade provided, you still held a firm hold in terms of creatively wielding the blade.

As the week was coming close to an end, you were currently finishing up improving those Kenjutsu skills. At this point even without your enhanced state, you were shaping up to be a real monster with Kubikiribōchō. Not even Zabuza could complain with your current skill level with the weapon. As you were leaving the forest having previously staying longer than Lord Hiruzen recommended you came across a rather unexpected sight. A young maiden with shoulder length hair wearing a blue hoodie underneath her fishnet shirt and black top was sitting on a large boulder. Matching black pants and dark blue ninja shoes with the Leaf Headband currently tied around her neck.

The scent that she gave off imminently left you wrinkling your nose and narrowing your eyes. For a brief moment you resembled exactly that of a grumpy cat. The mysterious woman continue to keep her smile upon noticing you coming out from the area. The fact that she wasn’t wearing her flak jacket clearly told you that she was in civilian mode. Of course without it you felt yourself getting rather irritated. Seems that Flask jacket did a wonderful job of hiding her fully developed figure. Sure she was wearing baggy clothing but the outline was still there. Life truly wasn’t fair.

“Ami Shimura” You grumble in a mild growl, putting your giant sword back into its scroll.

“Oh so that’s the famous Kubikiribōchō. It’s almost as impressive as the stories. Must be rather nice being the Hokage’s pet to have such privileges of using such a dangerous weapon. I can’t help but wonder if Kirigakure will really stand for one of their prized treasures in the hands of their enemy.” Ami remarked, slowly kicking her feet against the boulder as she didn’t have a care in the world. “…So what’s with the hair? You decided you want to be an even bigger special snowflake? Or this some clever application chakra control and flow training?”

>Confront her and ask her what she wants
>Ignore her and keep moving forward
>Take this chance to bring up her “offer” for a spar
>Punch Ami
>Make amends and try to be the better person
>Other [write-in]
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>>3690930
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>>3690930
>Ignore her and keep moving forward
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>Take this chance to bring up her “offer” for a spar

No items, fox only, final destination!
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>>3690930
>Ignore her and keep moving forward
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>>3690930
Disregard slut, attain swoles

Hey, Sage, if she tries to stop us or does anything that could be perceived as 'assault,' what's the limit on how we can respond to that?
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>>3691018

Your sharpen reflexes would allow you to make a quick move to either counter, defend, or dodge.

Just nothing overly elaborate since if she does attack it'd be like split-second actions.
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>>3691042
I meant less 'How badly can we hurt her' and more 'What are the legal ramifications of doing so?' Like, say, if she grabs our hand, can we break her arm?
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>>3691055

There's no rules. For Sakura this is essentially real life with no interference. You can kill her if you want to go down that path.
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>>3691055

But a word of warning, killing a fellow ninja even if you hate her will probably get you labeled as a missing nin if you manage to escape. Otherwise it's prison time
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>>3691064

i think they are asking, what we can do to her within the confines of ninja law
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>>3691083

Hospitalizing would be your best bet considering Naruto and Sasuke were just fine beating each other up but things got too real when they almost killed each other
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>>3690930
>Ignore her and keep moving forward
If she wants a go at us she can wait until we pass the exams we're not gonna waste any time on her
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>>3690952
>>3691006
>>3691123

In retrospect changing your hair from pink to snow white was quite the radical change. So much that it seem that Ami chose to ignore your new physique and growth to address the abnormality. Still, you didn’t exactly addressed it much like anything that Ami was currently saying. You just got done furthering your Kenjutsu progression and didn’t want any trouble. Besides, Ami wasn’t really worth any potential headache from continuing the conversation.

Thus you started to merely put the scroll back into your compartment before walking. Ami meanwhile continued to look at you waiting for a response. Her smile remained despite you making the full intent of walking past the boulder and ignoring Ami. Although she kept her poker face, there was small signs of stress marks forming on the back of her head. Slowly Ami took a small sigh and closed her amber eyes.

“That’s the second time you tried to leave without properly answering someone. Especially when they’re trying to have. Really testing the limits of courtesy considering I didn’t have to show up to you to give you information about the other combatants.” As Ami said this, she would grab at your shoulder to keep you from leaving.

You briefly glance at the hand now resting against your left shoulder. Briefly you were caught off guard by the sudden strength of Ami’s grip. You didn’t feel any trace of chakra coming from her hand. And yet your acute senses telling you that there was something abnormal about the contact. Still, this was a good way to get on your nerves by invading your personal space.

>Politely remove the hand and turn to ask about the info she has
>Keep calm and just keep walking away
>Threaten Ami to let you go or else
>React to your instincts and make a move [write-in what you do]
>Stand still and try and use your senses to figure out what is alerting you
>Absorb Ami’s chakra
>Other [write-in]
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>>3691164
>>Stand still and try and use your senses to figure out what is alerting you
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>>3691164
>Politely remove the hand and turn to ask about the info she has
She ain't gonna fight us so might as well hear her out
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>>3691164
>>Other [write-in]
>Use our shape manipulation to stab a spike from our shoulder through her hand.
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>>3691164
>Grab her hand. Squeeze into an unidentifiable slurry of shredded skin, pulped muscle, flayed nerves, and ground bone. Release hand. Continue on with day.
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>>3691172
Trust nothing
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>>3691164
>Absorb Ami’s chakra
>Use medic body-jacking to make her lose sensation of her arm
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>>3691164
>other
>swat her hand away but do ask for the information she has
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>>3691164
Oh, and activate our Alpha Presence too, why not.
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>>3691164
>>3691187

>>>Stand still and try and use your senses to figure out what is alerting you
Changing my vote to this.
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>>3691164
>Stand still and try and use your senses to figure out what is alerting you
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>>3691219
>>3691205
>>3691168

http://yokai.com/nue/

Despite the current predicament behind you, you remained focus and composed. Unlike the last time you had the misfortune of speaking to Ami you weren’t going to repeat history. Especially not in your current conditioning where just letting yourself give into those inner thoughts of malice would be quite disastrous. After all, you tamed your inner beast and not the other way around.

Sharpening your senses further you begin to utilize seismic sensing to help solve the puzzle. With a simple flick from your finger, you emitted a special vibration throughout the body. Through the vibrations you emulated the same scope as a sonar against Ami’s body. No matter what form her tricky took you were going to find it. For Seismic sensing allowed one to see with a much greater clarity than what the eyes could provide. So even if it was invisible to normal sight or could hide its chakra signatures, you were going to find it.

Your heighten levels of perception led you finding out that there was a secondary force coming from Ami’s hand. As expected it was naked to the human eye but you could still pick up the faint presence emitting from the entity. To be frank, you were rather thankful undergoing training Lady Nekoma. Otherwise the otherworldly presence you felt would be quite unnerving to you. It was rather dense, heavier than an Asian elephant and packing just as much strength from its paw. Its structure was different from anything you experience previously.

On the surface it was shapeless blacken purple mass of massive quantity. But through Seismic Sensing you were able to pick up its true shape through the vast density. It was seemingly made up from different animals. Honestly judging from the description it reminiscent of a chimera, or more precise a Nue with its tiger like claws. Acting like an additional layer of flesh, it provided Ami the otherworldly strength and density that made it rather hard for you to pull your shoulder.

You weren’t sure how Ami was doing it but you now know that she wasn’t alone. In fact, it may have been always with her as you begin recalling feeling something off on Ami. At first you merely chalked it off to being her typical demeanor and haughty aura. But your senses although far less dull was picking up something faint. Either way, this was a rather dangerous new element added to the mix.

>How do you proceed ?

>Keep your cool and play dumb by asking about the information
>Try to absorb the entity’s chakra
>Carefully expel chakra from your shoulder to push it away
>Time your movement to catch the entity’s hand alongside Ami’s
>Manifest Inner Sakura to interact against the presence
>Ignore it and flat out threaten Ami to let you go
>Other [write-in]
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>>3691436
>Time your movement to catch the entity’s hand alongside Ami’s
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>>3691436
>>Manifest Inner Sakura to interact against the presence
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>Time your movement to catch the entity’s hand alongside Ami’s
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>>3691436
>Time your movement to catch the entity’s hand alongside Ami’s

Inb4 Saigyo's bitchy attitude is because she is something Ami put in Sakura.Now Saigyo is only helping Sakura not kill herself so that she doesnt die too.

Did Saigyo ever show up before the exams?

>>3690930
>You decided you want to be an even bigger special snowflake?
Funny she'd say this when literally everyone in her year is one.
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>>3691436
>Ami's a proto-Sumire
Well fuck.

>Time your movement to catch the entity’s hand alongside Ami’s
>"I know it's unwise but I think I'll keep the information about the combatants on hold."
>"If you really want to catch up, do at least wait until I figure out how to turn my hair back to my usual pink"
Give her just about enough information to show that now is not time for petty feuds.
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>>3691745

Saigyo mainly showed up because you dived into your subconscious. But there's still theories on how she came into being in past threads.
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>>3691456
>>3691685
>>3691745
>>3691769

This was clearly not what you were expecting prior to uncovering the mystery to Ami’s trickery. Heck some part of you were still in disbelief over the fact. Not that you really had any leg to stand upon for questioning the absurdity of the ninja world. But even so, this was quite the tricky conundrum to deal with. Slowly you observed the entity and Ami, following their every moment. Only when you finally saw an opening did you successfully timed a grab at Ami’s arm. You hated to admit it but she really did earned her spot at a Chunin.

Ami briefly blinked in mild shock at you managing to grip not only her hand but the beast’s hand alongside hers. Naturally the strange blackish purple mass further latches itself onto Ami’s arm to better reinforce and protect it. But there was another reason given that you could sense animosity coming from the beast. Ami merely let out an annoyed sigh in response to momentarily suppressing such strong aggression to return being completely unreadable.

“Sigh, of course you could pull this off. I really shouldn’t be surprised that the Bakeneko can sense it. You already stink of those Ninneko cats you keep hanging around with. And there’s only one real reason why you exited out of Kikkyo’s Castle after disappearing for two weeks. Here I thought seeing you during your supposed rampage was bad enough.” Ami remarked, rolling her eyes as she tilts her head away from you.

“…Okay first off quit insulting my scent or my friends Ms. Chimera. And secondly…how exactly did you know about that ?” You pressed Ami for answers while lightly gripping at her hand. Despite tightly gripping it Ami didn’t really flinched from the painful pressure. Chances are that even without the mass now receding inside of her that she developed her tolerance to pain in response to your actions. To never let herself be exposed again.

“Ahem, hello? Chunin here, it’s my obligation to assist with the exams. Do you honestly believe if my job is to keep track of all the applicants that I wouldn’t do my job when it came to you? Honestly you were the most bothersome given your freaky transformation. And here I thought Gaara of the Desert was a monster. I can probably also blame that strange mark on Sasuke on you.” Ami waggled her finger, doing well to distract from the main subject even now. Although this tibit of news did raise a lot of questions.

“Get to the point Shimura.” You said, lowering your eyes.
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>>3691795


“I’m a person of many talents and gifts. And one of them is my immense intuition. From the moment I could talk, my hunches almost always ended up being accurate. A true sense of woman’s intuition you could say. From the moment I first laid eyes on you, I knew without for a doubt….that you would be a real troublesome element. Thirteen years in the making and look at you…proving my hunch to be correct yet again.” As Ami says this she momentarily glance at you, taking a full look at your current appearance. She was watching you like a hawk despite being the one in the disadvantage. You really wanted to slug her for your mistreatment during the academy mainly due to some paranoid accusation. However, you kept yourself from doing so to instead resume getting her to look at you in the eye.

“I’m not going to be opening that box right now Ami. Sage of the Six Paths know that it won’t do us any good to reenact those moments years ago. Let me just say this. I know it's unwise but I think I'll keep the information about the combatants on hold." You explained, retaining an ounce of pleasantries while making apparent you still don't like her.

“…Excuse me? Are you now hard of hearing? Because I hate repeating myself, especially to you. I shoul-“Before Ami could finish you managed to cut her off thus angering her further.

"If you really want to catch up, do at least wait until I figure out how to turn my hair back to my usual pink" You brushed her concerns off while giving a hint of condescension. To truly sell it you made a rather taunting smile as you saw the fire in Ami’s amber eyes burning. You made it pretty clear that there was no time for petty feuds or rivalry.

“…you really do know how to piss me off. Congratulations. Now you made me wish that Orochimaru really did kill you off during the forest of death. Surely would’ve save me the trouble of warning you to quit while you’re ahead.” Ami barked, slowly letting her emotions slip out. Simultaneously, you felt your hand being tugged as Ami grips it from the other end. To your surprise she was seemingly matching you in strength as it might as well be an arm wrestling context. Of course how much it was Ami’s own strength and how much was the beast you couldn’t be sure. You were far more distracted by the traces of black smoke coming from Ami’s mouth.

>Yell at Ami about why she didn’t help you with Orochimaru or at any other point in the exam
> Ask her what she means by quitting
>Ignore any “advice” Ami gives and threaten her to let you go
>Give into your new battle craving and spar with Ami to learn more about the entity
> Question her about Saigyō
>Politely ask to reschedule this conversation and let go of her hand.
>Ask about your friends and threaten her if she did any harm to them
>Siphon her chakra
>Pressure into interrogation to learn just how much she was spying on you and what she knows.
>Other [write-in]
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>>3691769

If nothing else, addressing it now gives Root the much needed importance to actually have presence not only in part 1 but in the story altogether than being the momentum of disappointing nothing they are in canon.
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>>3691818
>"So you were thinking of simply scaring me off by telling me who I was up against? If so I have to apologize, I don't think that really works anymore."
>Pressure into interrogation to learn just how much she was spying on you and what she knows.
>Don't fall for the bait.
Half-Truths, drag the information you actually want out of her like her motives out.
We genuinely would make a pretty good ANBU once we got our emotions in gear.
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>>3691858
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>>3691858
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As for why I went for the idea of out-spidering the spider.
Being involved in the exams aside, Ami knowing about Orochimaru feels a tad too suspicious. Especially since she's blaming us on Sasuke's mark instead of him. You would expect someone who was in the know would have the full story on what happened.
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>>3691858
>>3691899
>>3691910

The tension between the two of you were as thick as the Hidden Mist Jutsu. Just one spark would be enough to unleash the wildfire of conflict. Although standing in front of Ami, you couldn’t help but feel some excitement. It might be due to the fact that you now awakening a strong craving for fighting strong adversaries. Or a hint of morbid curiosity but the dense purple mass that you continued to sense was revving up your engine. Be that as it may, you kept it under check by letting go of Ami’s arm. Which in turn causes the purple haired woman to do the same.

"So you were thinking of simply scaring me off by telling me who I was up against? If so I have to apologize, I don't think that really works anymore." You replied, folding your arm in proud defiance while showing signs of indifference. You knew exactly what you were dealing with hence why you been adamant to gaining strength. It was possibly egotistical to believe you could make a difference but you weren’t just going to let Orochimaru do as he pleased. Especially when it came to your friends.

“The way you phrase that sounds like you strongly believe you even an ounce of a chance. That’s a whole new level of delusional thinking.” Ami scoffed, placing her left hand against her hip before following up by staring you down.

“Yeah well you have to be a little delusional to be desensitized in this line of work. Say a certain someone who’s uncaring enough to actually help someone when they’re in danger. For an assisting proctor you’re doing a pretty poor job.” You egged on Ami, seeing just how close she was to the action and how much did she witnessed.

“…What are you getting at?” Ami asked, keeping a smile on her face. But with the use of Empathy Sensing you were getting the feeling that there was a hint of anger in her tone. You were getting better at playing Ami at her game. Then again, when dealing with your darker incarnation on multiple occasions, you were bound to pick up something.

“How much do you know? How long have you been spying on me?” You asked.
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>>3692014

“And what if I don’t you? Frankly I been trying to give you valuable information and all you did in response is…well be yourself. A giant pain in my arse.” Ami replied, turning her head with a scoff. Seem like you were going to have to press further to unlock what she knows.

“Because Shimura I know there’s something more to it than this. You’re not the one to suddenly change out of nowhere, especially when it relates to me. If you didn’t have something to gain from this then you would’ve just left me to my business or keep throwing shade.” You glared, exerting more of your Alpha presence. It was almost like a dance between the two forces as Ami’s inadvertently manifests. Unlike your animalistic inspired Rakshasi it took the form of a chimeric Garuda like figure. Essentially it dwelled into a battle of chakra between the two forces flaring up with each passing second.

“So tell me Ami…what exactly do you know relating to me?” You asked, pressing against Ami as you were somewhat taller than your upperclassman. Ami stared at you, not budging an inch in the crossfire before closing her eyes.

“I know for a fact you been fraternize with the other villages. Your sheer curiosity and naivety is going to one day kick you where the sun don’t shine. And I already mention that I been aware of your strange transformation in the forest of death. From the start of the preparation of the Chunin Exams to today I been keeping a close eye on the applicants. My stealth skills is second to none among the rising Chunins in the past few years. Not that I should tell you this but I am known as Ami the Chimera. It’s why I been ultimately drafted into the Anbu. To be honest, I’m rather bothered that you were able to sense my partner when I been normally good at suppressing my emotions to the point that I’m no different than a living statue. But you must have picked up something that’s really bothersome to deal with. Or I just let down my guard and gave you an opening to read. “Ami explained, filling in the blanks as you recall those who could suppress their emotion and chakra essentially become unperceivable through normal sensing. Considering Ami’s background it was only more reasonable that she was trained to be completely unperceivable by contact and/or traditional sensing. So your new sensing ability certainly threw a wrench in Ami’s well-oiled machinery.
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>>3692050

“With that said, I suppose I can start answering your questions. Provided you do a favor for me. Or you can try and fight me over the answers. Either is fine to. Nobody is around to stop us…and I don’t particularly like you knowing about my little friend. So if by the off chance I convinced you or beat you, then I’m going to request tampering with your memories. No hard feelings, it’s just unlike you I don’t like sharing my ace in the hole. And the less people know of it the better.” Ami opened her eyes, her pupil were now slit as her sclera blackens. These weren’t Ami’s eyes. They were far more…supernatural.

>Make your demands before fighting Ami
>Decline the request and be on your way
>Reschedule it but swallow your pride to thank Ami for showing some concern
>Turn down her offer and aggressive press Ami into telling what she knows
>Compromise by willing to listen to the favor in exchange for answers
>Ignore all of this and point out her

[If you got any dialogue you want throw or questions to ask, feel free to suggest]
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>>3692055

As some can probably gather I'm going to be putting a bigger empathizes on Yokais and their overall involvement in the story as both canon series introduce them without strongly putting any thought or effort into them. Which really hurts when the literal chakra tree the Shinju is literally inspired by a Yokai aka Jubokko. And with stuff like Limbo, the tailed beasts and how Yokai/demon like the Otsutsuki are, I think it's a necessary evil at this point.
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>>3692055
>Compromise by willing to listen to the favor in exchange for answers
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>>3692050

Also that Chimera nickname for Ami is a double entendre as there's the obvious Chimera definition but there's also the second aspect of the definition that relates to illusions and fantasy like phantoms. So multiple meanings to it.
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>>3692055
>>Decline the request and be on your way
"I feel sorry for your 'friend' in there. It must be awfully cold."
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>>3692055
>Decline the request and be on your way
"Anyone with eyes can tell I "fraternize" with other villages, it's not like I was trying to hide it. That transformation is outdated info. I don't care what people call you. If you'll excuse me, I have training to do."
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>>3692055
>>Decline the request and be on your way
Don't need, or want, to deal with this bullshit. Fuck her and her secrets, she wants us to keep quiet? She can keep her own damn mouth shut.
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>>3692055
>Decline the request and be on your way
"Don't worry I'm not going to oust secrets, I'm not one for gossip."
>Swallow pride and thank Ami for showing concern anyway

As much as I want her to answer our questions, if she's unwilling to do so she's not gonna give anything away.
I was willing to listen to the favor but it was probably gonna be ridiculous anyways.
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>>3692368

Hearing Ami talk about wanting to keep her secret secure by altering your memory of it made you positively furious. You already had way more than enough experiences with such tampering to develop a strong distaste for them. Which of course most of it coming from Ami herself. Still, you kept yourself from stooping to her level. Even if you really wanted to punch Ami as hard as you can for thinking that you would be okay with such a thing. Just how cold can one person be?

"Anyone with eyes can tell I "fraternize" with other villages, it's not like I was trying to hide it. That transformation is also outdated info. I don't care what people call you. If you'll excuse me, I have training to do." You replied, slowly turning your back towards Ami and started to walk. Ami could only lower her eyes as desperation begins to slowly kick in.

“Perhaps so but not all of them know you hang out with older men in the forest. That alone can say a lot about your allegiance but I’m willing to let that slide and chalk it up to forbidden romance. And excuse me if I didn’t want to cause an international dilemma by following you into the land of the felines. World doesn’t just revolve around you, no matter how much you make my job that much harder.” Ami replied.

You knew this was most likely another attempt to try and get you to stay. Romance was the last thing on your mind but you couldn’t deny a thirteen year old girl spending a month in the forest all alone with a strange was quite the eyebrow raising concern. But you didn’t care what sort of implication or rumor would possibly spread if you didn’t address it. You weren’t going to give into her bait nor continue with this conversation any longer.

"Don't worry I'm not going to oust secrets, I’m not one for gossip." You answered back, throwing shade at Ami. Even if you couldn’t believe that Ami would keep quiet about your endeavors, you were going to show her kindness by keeping her secret.
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>>3692466

Now you didn’t fully understand the second entity inside nor have any sort of proof. So in hindsight it wasn’t like Ami was in any real danger of discovery. But you made sure to reassure her of the possibility being non-existent. Simultaneously, you make it very clear you were done with her. If she wasn’t going to tell the secrets without stipulation then you just weren’t bothering. That said, you reframe from leaving the area before throwing one last bit of venom on to Ami.

"By the way. I feel sorry for your 'friend' in there. It must be awfully cold, like a frozen tundra." With that you turned your head from Ami and resume walking. Completely unaware that Ami’s demeanor has shifted. The purple haired girl gritted her teeth and clinched her hand as you walked away. Seems like that managed to hold a much greater effect than even you intended. All it was to simply give Ami a taste of her medicine.

“Shukuchijutsu (Reduced Earth Technique)” She whispered, vanishing without a trace. You couldn’t sense anything coming from Ami. Not her scent, her chakra, any sense of presence from her. She was completely gone without a trace. You weren’t sure if this was a high-speed movement like the Body Flicker or some sort of Instant Teleportation akin to Space-Time Ninjutsu. For now however, you were completely alone.

>Keep on your guard and uses Seismic Senses
>Shrug it off and walk back home
>Try to use Earth Style to see if Ami really left the area
>Let out some steam to calm yourself down before anything else
>Find Lord Hiruzen to talk about Ami and what she knows
>Other [write-in]

>>3692239
I wanted to include that but it wouldn't fit given the animosity everyone gave to Ami with their replies.
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>>3692504
>>Find Lord Hiruzen to talk about Ami and what she knows
We didn't hand her her own ass for the answers, I'm dissapointed.
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>>3692504
Fair, but she isn't going out of her way to fuck us over yet.
>Let out some steam to calm yourself down before anything else
She clearly knows we're a Earth Style user with Seismic Senses. If she's going to be spying on us it's probably going to be with a method we can't detect yet.
In any case, best clear our mind before we continue training.
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>>3692504
>Keep on your guard and uses Seismic Senses
>Find Lord Hiruzen to talk about Ami and what she knows
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Rolled 2 (1d3)

>>3692529
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>>3692535

With Ami now gone you decided to go into the deepest part of the forest. Your travels eventually lead you towards a large waterfall. Surrounded with a bunch of rocks and gravel gave you all the breakable devices to take out your frustration. Sure you been making progress to dealing with the violent impulses inside now that you didn’t have Saigyō’s assistance. Unfortunately it was a rather sleep slope considering that it was thirteen years of bottled up rage. At least with the inner beast tamed these violent impulses wouldn’t invoke activating Anima.

After a while of taking out your frustration on the scenery you slowly managed to regain your cool. Ami may have been…a real bothered to deal with, it didn’t excuse the fact there was important secrets now lost to you. Being a ninja meant that you have to deal with people you don’t particularly like for the benefits of all. You know that, but you still couldn’t bring yourself to work with Ami. Not that you weren’t justified with everything Ami has done with you.

“Sigh. Perhaps I should ask Lord Hiruzen. Surely he’ll know what Ami was talking about.” You pondered this in between relaxing. Yet in that moment you managed to finally dropped your guard. It was only for just a moment, but that moment was all that needed. A swift movement bypasses through your defenses and arrive directly at your blindspot.

“Kimera no Jutsu (Chimera Technique).” Those were the only words that echoed into your mind before silence would take over once again. Meeting with a chilling sensation, you felt your body becoming rather cold in addition to the unresponsive feeling that crept over you. Your vision was beginning to fade as your senses started to dull. Everything was becoming pitch black.

“Really now. Even the Buddha will get mad if you insult them for a third time. “Although you couldn’t fully hear the voice, there was a hint of familiarity coming from it. Your body was frozen in place to notice the figure that was behind you. Otherwise, there would be intense frustration surging from your body as a result to the identity. Seeing that the process was a success, Ami let out a small sigh of relief while keeping her right hand against your skull.
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>>3692535
>Fair, but she isn't going out of her way to fuck us over yet.
AYYYY LMAO
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>>3692937
Shoulda kept my mouth shut.
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>>3692921
Yeah nah, this is assault, we kill her first chance we get. Or at the very least take an arm.
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>>3692972
I've got a better idea, killing her is pass the line but killing her pet...
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Fuckin bitch how is she able to fuck with us still
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>>3692921

“Really now. Even the Buddha will get mad if you insult them for a third time. “Although you couldn’t fully hear the voice, there was a hint of familiarity coming from it. Your body was frozen in place to notice the figure that was behind you. Otherwise, there would be intense frustration surging from your body as a result to the identity. Seeing that the process was a success, Ami let out a small sigh of relief while keeping her right hand against your skull.

“Honestly it’s a real bothersome move to use this technique. The thought of merging myself even partway to control your body is sickening. With the power of the Shuchuki’s extreme speed, I could easily move without the appearance of limbic locomotion, thus achieving motionless movement. But even with that, I strongly doubt I would’ve gotten the chance to react in time before your Seismic Sensing could read my movement once I became stationary again. As much as you’re a real pain , I’d prefer not to make you a vegetable from trying to hotwire your mind while under the effects of Shuchuki. All because I wanted to erase the secret to my summoning pack Kimaira. Shuchuk” Ami explained, the glowing purple energy flowing through your body as her entire hand and part of her arm was now fused. By doing this she was able to start uncovering the secrets that the body and mind would provide.

“Sorry if this body of mine is too cold for you. Wouldn’t want you to suffer the same fate like Kimaira. ….Seriously what is with this form of yours?” Ami raised an eyebrow, noticing the physical changes that your body underwent through your experience. As well as the Shinsei Mahachisu that surprisingly managed to still retain this relaxed state. Still, it gave Ami the advantage as the enhanced chakra flow made it easier to spread the purple chakra throughout the entire body.

“Now then, let’s get to work and get this done before suspicion. I’m at a lot of risk for getting involved at all since I shouldn’t be sharing any of the information relating to the other applicants to one another. But noooo, here I thought it would be mutually beneficial to let you know what the Kusagakure Ninjas were doing. Or perhaps mention the fact that those Sand Ninjas you been getting so chummy with attacking Rock Lee. Ended up saving that bone head and your other friends before that creepy brat Gaara slaughter them. But do I get a thanks for it or an easier job relaying information? Noooo. I get sass straight out the ass.” Ami ranted to herself, believing that you wouldn’t able to hear her properly anyway. It was mostly out of the need to vent as she surfs through the information to uncover the three months of training. A process that would take some time but still faster than expected.
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>>3692985
>Diving into our body
Is she a idiot?
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>>3692985

“Whatever. My records on you is more or less now updated thanks to this partial merger. So that favor is no longer necessary. Just got to remove this encounter and go finish up my report. If by some miracle you could still hear me throughout of it…you better start watching your back. Especially the backs of those you care about…before someone else takes them away from you.” Ami sighed, moving her left hand in order to invoke a certain probing technique that your body was far too used to. Slowly she moves her left hand towards your skull. Instead of the memory disappearing, Ami was met with a sudden backlash that forced her right hand out from your body.

“W-What is this?!” Ami blinked, holding her left hand. She was baffled by the sudden act as this never happened to her. When using the Chimera Jutsu complete supremacy of the body was given while the mind was completely suppressed into slumber. It was the first step for one to extract the attribute and characteristics of their victim.

Originally meant for reconnaissance due to the fact that information aside any physical gains from the technique was temporally at best. Regardless, it was shaped and redefined upon further refinery and development. So while the possibility of permanent assimilation was possible, Ami held no intention of having a single piece of you inside of her. Putting that aside, she still held complete control over the body. So how was it possible that your body managed to resist Ami?

Meanwhile you find yourself suddenly rising back to the surface. That little stunt made you feel rather sore but nothing that you couldn’t recover. Your senses picked up on that familiar presence as it was clear as day now. The words that was once clouded now became clear as dad. Almost as if someone was keeping track of the entire conversation for you.

>Get up and attack Ami with all your might
>Continue to play possum in order to trick Ami
>Use Earth Release to try and capture Ami
>Disappear with Renko and reappear to restrain Ami
>Manifest Inner Sakura to [write-in what]
>Let Ami go and head back home
>Other [write-in]
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>>3693006
>>Get up and attack Ami with all your might
Nice arms you got there

you must be very...

ATTACHED

to them~
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>>3692985
You know, I gotta wonder what the point of all that training was if 'Can be casually lobotomized by some chunin' is where our power level is still at.
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>>3692948

If it makes you feel better, it was mainly the disrespect to the pet that was the straw that broke the camel's back.

>>3692992

Saigyo isn't actively defending you like normal. So that defense is null and void, but she did do something despite hating you.
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>>3693006
>Disappear with Renko and reappear to restrain Ami
>Manifest Inner Sakura to [Paralyze her with Medic jutsus and absorb her Chakra]
Aaah Ami, how nice and you for giving us the info AND a reason to fuck you over. I'll be sure to make the most of this.
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>>3693006
>Disappear with Renko and reappear to restrain Ami
>>3693011
She's a Konoha Ninja still. Calm your Murderhobo tendencies.
>>3693024
Chakra Absorption is risky, we don't know what her pet will do in response to doing so. Paralysis is fine though.
>>3693023
I was more worried about the Nature Chakra that is constantly flowing through our body.
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>>3693035
>Chakra Absorption is risky, we don't know what her pet will do in response to doing so. Paralysis is fine though.
But MAYBE, if we do it through Inner Sakura we could counter her counters by dispelling Inner Sakura. And we need to take her chakra so she can't fight back.
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>>3693035
I'm not saying kill her.

Just force her to take up some sealless jutsu training.

By removing her lower arms from the equation.
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>>3693020

I wouldn't call it casually considering she had to essentially use two B Ranked Jutsu and one of them being a Kinjutsu to attack at your weak spot. And information gathering is far simpler to do than say physically change someone. Besides, mental feats especially relating to memory alteration is her specialty.

Calm down.

But if you want an honest answer to how strong you are power wise I'd be happy to tell you now that It's time to adjust the second databook stats.
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>>3693043
>>3693024
Her primary method of attack involves forcing her chakra into someone in a disruptive manner. The fact we're good at absorbing chakra actually works against us. We need to avoid that if at all possible.
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>>3693045
There is a point where it's overly cruel y'know.
>>3693043
Well don't say I didn't warn you.
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>>3693048
But I'm pretty sure we can spit Chakra faster than she can put it on us, we are permanently on Shinsei Mahachisu, we can make dense Charka constructs and shit. And she's only a year older than us, there's no way her reserves are bigger than ours.
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>>3693050
She attacked us, invaded our mind, took strategic information relating to the last three months of our training, and tried to alter our memories.

I want to permanently cripple her effectiveness as a ninja. I want to make sure she can't pull this shit on us again. Because you know she will, if she gets the chance.

She's a konoha ninja, so we won't kill her. Everything else is on the table, and all I care about is making sure this never happens again.
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>>3693055
Yes, because being in Shinsei Mahachisu let us avoid getting duped by her chakra the first time.

Either kill her Chimera or cripple her physically. Draining her chakra and relying on our superior chakra control is directly counter-intuitive to this type of assault.
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>Disappear with Renko and reappear to restrain Ami
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>>3693056
But that's way too edgy and doesn't help us that much, we could have our revenge by putting our sensei's teaching to use and train body modification. Don't you wanna make Sensei proud?
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>>3693006
>Use Earth Release to try and capture Ami
Interrogation time
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>>3693067
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>>3693024
Physical contact is what she needs to attack. Her entire stealth build is based around getting and maintaining direct physical contact with the target.

Again, let's not do her job for her.

>>3693069
>edgy
First off, irrelevant.

>Don't you wanna make Sensei proud?
Less important than making sure she doesn't come around a second time.

This isn't the first time she's done this. The feeling of her forcing herself into our mind was familiar.
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>>3693056
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>>3693076
Or how about you let the Jonin handle her aggression?
This isn't a revengefic.
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>>3693082
They'll probably sanction it. Her skills are too valuable to condemn or cripple entirely. At worst, she'll get a slap on the wrist and a stern talking to not to do it again.

Either we deal with her, or we let her continue doing this until another opportunity pops up.
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>>3693076
>Physical contact is what she needs to attack. Her entire stealth build is based around getting and maintaining direct physical contact with the target.
Didn't I JUST said that's what we use Clones for?
>>3693082
Anon, it's like you are no genre savvy at all. "Letting the adults handle it" has never in the life of fanfiction worked at all. And she's Danzo's granddaughter on top of everything, she'll get away with it.
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>>3693091
It's a clone with a live feed to our conscious mind. I'm still wary, though admittedly less so.
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>>3693095
Then have the clone make Shadow Clones, a safety net on top of the other one.
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>>3693098
Shadow clone only needs one good hit to dispel. Use wire instead.

Or, ya know, just cut off her hands and move on with life. Edgy or not, it's the fastest and simplest solution to this problem.
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>>3693073
Fuck it, changing vote to this to try and not establish prolonged physical contact.
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>>3693126
You know that's even less likely to work, right? Her pet makes her as strong as us.
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>>3693132
I just want to attack her or her pet.

Nobody else has voted that way.
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>>3693087
>>3693091
>Implying we'll get a slap on the wrist for going with murderhobo tier shenanigans.
This is exactly the sort of thought process that will fuck us over in the long run.
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>>3693154
Fuck off with your 'STOP BEING A MURDERHOBOOLBOBO' shit. She's actively altering our memories without our consent. That'd be rape anywhere else. De-handing her is downright merciful, and the most anyone will do is say, 'Please don't cripple anymore Konoha shinobi,' to which we can respond, 'Please stop any more Konoha shinobi from attacking me.'
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>>3693154
Anon, we are friends with the Third Hokage, the man responsible for motherfucking Orochimaru. How is doing anything to our assaulter worse than what Konoha does for humanity on a near daily basis.
What we SHOULD we worried about in case we go through with this is having ROOT stepping on our heels but I'd bet they'd chalk it up at Ami being a failure.
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>>3693166
Do we have anyone's word but our own that she just tried doing so? No?
Then holy fucking shit crippling her is a dumb move and you should stop.
>>3693180
Not even the Third Hokage will protect you if you go too far.
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>>3693206
SHE is going too far. We have every right to defend ourselves. This isn't america, where self-defense ends in a court case. This is Konoha, where if we're a valuable enough commodity a whole laundry list of problems can be excused. They tolerate her because of how useful she is, they can tolerate us for the same reason.
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>>3693240
Hey, this post is kinda fucked don't you think?
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>>3693024
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>>3693067

Juggling through what was essentially over an hour of extraction and ranting was quite the challenging endeavor. Least that would be the case if you weren’t in a semi-permanent state of Shinsei Mahachisu. The process only took roughly a couple of minutes to break down exactly what happened. Anger didn’t describe the furious feeling of being probed like this. But there was clearly some bigger reason for all of this. You wanted to be sure of that before deciding weather or not to act on the violent impulses that was currently festering inside of you. At the same time you weren't sure fully how Ami was achieving such extreme speeds. So to counteract you went with something that can beat such movement. Instant Teleportation.

“Renkō (Lotus Light)” In blink of an eye you suddenly disappeared in a flash of light. Ami briefly turned towards your previous location now catching the instantaneous teleportation.

Space Time-Ninjutsu….classic Ami. You gave her the chance to use it before you got out of there. Ami grits her teeth before imminently going into sensory mode. She was looking every direction in attempt to find you. Unfortunately for her, you reconstituted yourself right behind Ami’s own blindspot. Not giving her the chance to use Shukuchi again you swiftly grabbed her right arm and firmly placed it behind her back. Following by a well-positioned Hammerlock as one of your free arms to place itself around Ami’s neck. Thereby leaving your cat tail to coil around Ami’s free arm to restrain her movement.

“You know I don’t swing that way. And you’re much too brutish for my taste.” Ami replied, struggling ever valiantly against your hold. You were fully invoking Shinsei Mahachisu to empower yourself as your silvery white haired now begins to glow vibrantly. You currently have Ami on lockdown as she was forced to acknowledge you weren’t letting her go.

“Stop talking and tell me what exactly you’re planning? I can’t just be convinced you strongly distrust me to keep your secret to go through all of this without some ulterior motive.” You questioned Ami while making it clear that you weren't in any mood for her usual banter.

“You do realize how that’s an oxymoron right?” In response to Ami’s smartass comment you merely tighten your grip as you threaten to dislocate the arm. Ami mildly twist as she comes to terms with the fact she was dealing with a pissed off Sakura Haruno. “Okay far beyond the state of tolerating witty banter. Clearly someone woke up on the wrong side of the ground.”

>Interrogate Ami [What do you ask?]
>Dislocate her arms and call it even
>Paralyze Ami and Absorb her chakra
>Demand an apology while threatening her to never pull this shit again
>Beat up Ami after gaining intel
>Torture Ami like good
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>>3693258
>Demand an apology while threatening her to never pull this shit again
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>>3693258
>Dislocate her arms and call it even
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>>3693258
That's better
>Interrogate Ami [Why did you went through all of this? What's that thing you have inside?]
>Summon Inner Sakura, have her paralyze and absorb Ami, and make Shadow Clones to put seals in the proximities.
She's not getting away till' we want to.
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>>3693258
Hey, Sage, how might we theoretically kill her Chimera?
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>>3693298
We probably have to find that out in-game
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>>3693305

Basically. I can't give you all the answers. In game hints sure but outright metagaming is not cool.
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>>3693258
>Interrogate Ami [Why did you went through all of this? What's that thing you have inside?]
>Summon Inner Sakura, have her paralyze and absorb Ami, and make Shadow Clones to put seals in the proximities.
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>>3693258
>>Paralyze Ami and Absorb her chakra
>>Then bring her ass to Hiruzen and ask him why the fuck Konoha ninjas are fucking with our head
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>>3693377
Changing vote to this.
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>>3693377

this, so much this
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>>3693377
>>3693472
>>3693504

Some people just want to break things.

I'm still keeping the interrogation part of this >>3693376
>>3693284

since I'm coming close to finishing it.
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>>3693588
yey
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>>3693588

“Alright I’m going to keep this brief by asking the major questions. Why did you went through all of this? What's that thing you have inside? I have a feeling there’s some sort of connection between the two that drove you to probe my mind against my will…again.” You uttered in disgusted while keeping a close eye on Ami. She resumed to have her poker face despite her current predicament.

“It’s a mainly a mission. Maybe reach Chunin and I’ll be happy to tell you why it’s important to keep tabs on you lot and to require concrete and accurate information.” Ami exclaimed with a sigh. She was jerking your chain yet again which only made you angrier. Thus you tighten the grip on Ami’s left arm.

“You can’t seriously think I’ll settle for such an answer do you?” You yelled, pressing her forward to give you an actual answer.

“Not really but I wouldn’t be in this mess if you just quit being a bitch and listen to the message instead of holding a grudge. Christ, I heard of cats holding it for seven generations but this is ridiculous.” Ami said, taunting you while turning to look at you face to face. You gave a rather stone cold look of rage as your face now resembled that of real bakeneko.

“…Try again before I break your arms.” You whispered.

“Fine. I’ll tell you the other reason why I was adamant in removing just the knowledge of my companion. It’s a Yokai, “ Ami explained, sweating a bit at the sudden level of pure rage that you were demonstrating.

“Yokai? “ You asked.

“They’re mythical creatures from a time long ago. Often dubbed as supernatural, these otherworldly creatures shift from another space called Limbo. According to the legends Limbo is an invisible world that is parallel to ours. It coexists in perfect balance with the physical world but it normally cannot be detected, perceived or even interacted physically. My legacy, the Shimura Clan have made extensive contact with the Yokai and even managed to reach the realm of Limbo among others through space-time ninjutsu research.” Ami said, explaining rather well as the information dump was succeeding in calming you down.
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>>3693812
DO NOT RELAX OR LET YOUR GUARD DOWN DAMMIT
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>>3693812

“We may share Fuinjutsu proficiency similar to the Uzumaki, but our true talent lies with our Summoning pacts and Yokai related knowledge. Unlike the Sarutobi clan the Shimuras did battle with the Yokais for generations. Eventually learning how to incorporate their power on to our own. In time we even learned how to create our own Yokai through the Gozu Tennō. It is merely a theory but my clan strongly believe that the Yokais were actually created by the Rabbit Goddess Kaguya Ōtsutsuki. The same person you saw during the ruins on the way to Takigakure. Unlike most who believed them to merely be fractions from the Ten-Tailed due to the Tailed Beasts at time committing feats like that of Yokai. Abit on a much grander scale. Anyway, as result of their beliefs and studies, they would diligently travel to unlock those secrets and recreate the legend'. For eons they tried to replicate her otherworldly power in their pursuit of protecting the lands from the malicious Yokai. “Ami said.

“Ignoring the fact of how you could’ve known about my trip to Takigakure, I’m going to instead question you further on these Yokai. I cannot exactly be convienced throughout history that your clan has only met hostile and evil Yokai.”You questioned Ami, narrowing your eyes at her despite mostly not being as mad as prior.

“Yokai’s range eclectically from the malevolent to the mischievous, or occasionally bring good fortune to those who encounter them. There are some who are pacifist and peaceful while others choose to be instrument of violence and destruction. Of course now they’re mainly folktale from long ago as most Yokai have either been sealed, vanquished or returned to Limbo or some other dimensional space. But we can never take chances, especially with creatures like the Tailed Beasts still existing. Anyway I think I told you enough information that you can piece the rest on your own. ”Ami said.

“Alright I think I got the idea. Basically it’s some sort of secret pact that your clan doesn’t want known. It would put things into perspective if the renowned Shimura clan actually experimented and recreated those mythical beasts for weapons. That or you like being your pet’s only friend and don’t want you image shattered and ended up like Naruto. Hard to say which is more feasible when putting you into the equation.” You said.

“Sounds like you’re satisfied with the answer. So let’s try this again. You let me go and we’ll pretend none of this happened and move on with our lives. I still detest having you know my secret especially given that you’re a walking jinx who draws trouble like magnets. But a ninja must know when to compromise and I think completing my mission takes higher priority than retaining my clan’s pride. So let-” Before Ami could continue you quickly tighten the grip on her arm. Came real close to dislocating the socket, you softly formed a sadistic smile.
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>>3693899
>you softly formed a sadistic smile.
yee
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>>3693899

“Oh no you don’t. I know you Ami. You don’t like to settle or compromise. That’s why I haven’t let down my guard. As much as I hate to admit it, you can easily get passed my notice and attack my blindspot before I have time to react. I’m not going to give you a chance to wait to ambush me again and finish what you started. I don’t want to live a life where I have to be constantly on guard in my own village.” You remarked, carefully explaining just why you couldn’t let Ami go her way. In fact there was some part of you that was deeply skeptical about what she told you so far. Although you remained perfectly calm, it didn’t change the resentful tone in your voice.

“Well you can’t keep pinned like this forever. Sooner or later you’re going to slip up and weaken your guard.” Ami pointed out, holding back the urge to thrash and bark. Hoping at some point to get you to see things from a rational point of view rather than be fueled with petty vengeance.

“Oh I know. That’s why I’m going to disable your movements before taking you back to Lord Hiruzen.” Upon saying that you begin using the Temporary Paralysis Technique.

Within seconds Ami felt her body becoming numb as she starts to lose her motor control. Normally this wouldn’t be as effected to a Chunin of Ami’s skills and experience. But then again people didn’t call you Miss Fundamentals for nothing. For added insurance you used your knowledge of medical ninjutsu to further paralyzed and lock Ami into place. You didn’t want her to even move a single finger. Ami felt herself struggling to even speak given how tightly the amplified Jutsu held her together.

Just for good measure you tried to drain Ami of her chakra. A simple press of your skin against hers was more than enough to initiate the process. With the added assistance of Shinsei Mahachisu you were drawing in large volumes of chakra by the second. Even considering the age factor into this, you strongly believed that Ami didn’t have nearly enough chakra to resist long enough to break out. On that note you felt that purple chakra seeping into your body. It was clearly Ami’s and yet it felt…different to you. Like almost like it could barely be considered as chakra at all. You feel yourself slowly slipping.

This chakra was simply unreal.

>Press forward and drain every drop from Ami
>Stop the process and back away to regain your composure.
>Keep draining the chakra gradually while dragging Ami back to Lord Hiruzen
>Improve the siphoning process further with Mankai
>Other [write-in]
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>>3694000
>>Improve the siphoning process further with Mankai
There's never a bad time for training.
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>>3694000
>Just get her to Hiruzen. Don't fuck around with chakra you're unfamiliar with.
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>>3694040
Support
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>>3694040
this
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>>3694000
>>Just get her to Hiruzen. Don't fuck around with chakra you're unfamiliar with.
Yeah this.
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now im wondering if by becoming so in synch with our bestial selfs we are in fact, becomeing a youkai
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>>3694040
Supporting this so that shit like >>3694014 doesnt win
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>>3694040
Yeah
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>>3694040
>>3694048
>>3694053
>>3694066
>>3694155
>>3694251

Truly Chakra Absorption is your most double edged sword skill.

The massive quantity of chakra you absorbed into yourself strangely enough made you think back to more bountiful companions. If you were to compare it was higher than Naruto on his own but only somewhat equal to Karin’s reserves as it moderately edges out Tenten’s reserves. Of course you begin to wonder how much of it was Ami’s and which of it was Kimaira’s. The union between the two strangely enough made you recall Naruto and the Kyuubi as Lord Hiruzen explained that Naruto’s seal was unique. It was because of that uniqueness that Naruto’s chakra was more potent and vast than it would have been had he not been made into its Jinchuriki.

Much to your relief it was nowhere near the absurdity that was Lady Nekoma’s reserves. But undergoing such training did make handling chakra monsters like your friends that much easier to siphon. Of course you have the added bonus of Shinsei Mahachisu to greatly improve your chakra absorbent capabilities to new heights. Granted from what you were absorbing so far you continued to feel woosy. Almost reaching an intoxicated like state. Now you chalked it up to your new sensitivity towards Chakra as now it actually held a flavor to you. And what a tantalizing taste you was experiencing.

It took every bit of your mental strength to reframe from draining any more of the chakra. Even if you were getting rather addicted to the taste and quality. It was better not to mess with chakra you were unfamiliar with. Once you saw no further activity from the presence as you assumed it went inactive after draining so much chakra, you returned to pick Ami up. Going for the fireman method you carried Ami on your shoulders before hopping to Lord Hiruzen. Surely he would put things into perspective and credit whether or not Ami was telling the truth.
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>>3694337

As you continued to travel through at fast speeds, you continued to feel that strange presence overflowing inside of you. So much in fact you ended up clinching your chest. Heartburn followed by a sudden increase in body temperature and breathing. It was sort of worrying for you given that you never experienced such symptoms. The closest you experienced was an overwhelming sickness from consuming too much chakra. But even that wasn’t as bad compared to what was flowing into you. It felt like your entire body was on fire as the temperature continued to rise.

In spite of this you continued to press forward towards your destination. Unaware that the active movement only made it worse. Actually what truly was the worst factor into this was the fact you were constantly in Shinsei Mahachisu, a form that directly augmented the chakra flow to tremendous levels to drastically enhance the physical aspect of the body and amplify the chakra power. But you paid no mind as you were halfway there. Just a couple of really big jumps or multiple smaller ones would get you towards the Hokage’s mansion. That is until…you felt your body beginning to pulsate.
>Try and expel the possessive chakra out from your body
>Give in to build resistance and ultimately take back control
>Suppress the possessive chakra
>Exert yourself further to overpower whatever is inside of you
>Endure it long enough to reach lord Hiruzen
>Plead with Ami to help you
>Other [write-in]
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>>3694339
>use you masterful knolage of you own biology to try and diagnose the problem
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>>3694339
>>Try and expel the possessive chakra out from your body
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>>3694337
>>3694339
Didn't we vote to NOT absorb the chakra and instead just bring her in while restrained?
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>>3694350
Read >>3694000
>A simple press of your skin against hers was more than enough to initiate the process. With the added assistance of Shinsei Mahachisu you were drawing in large volumes of chakra by the second. Even considering the age factor into this, you strongly believed that Ami didn’t have nearly enough chakra to resist long enough to break out. On that note you felt that purple chakra seeping into your body. It was clearly Ami’s and yet it felt…different to you. Like almost like it could barely be considered as chakra at all. You feel yourself slowly slipping.
Technically you DID vote for it >>3693472
so the damage was already done
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>>3694353
Irrelevant. We voted specifically to NOT fuck with the chakra we didn't understand fully.

Instead, the action we took had us absorb as much of it as we could.

There's a problem here, and it's not on the player's end.
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>>3694350

I redirect you to this >>3693377

Your previous vote kept you from being a mad lad and absorbing any more. You were absorbing large volumes of chakra by the seconds mainly due to Shinsei although training did helped improve those siphoning skills.
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>>3694357
>We voted specifically to NOT fuck with the chakra we didn't understand fully.
Irrelevant. It was done after the chakra was already absorved, there's no changing the past.
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>>3694357

You didn't asborbed as much of it as you could. It was more halfway through the process you went and thought "...Perhaps I shouldn't be messing with chakra that I don't understand. " And quickly pulled the plug.

If that sounds like a copout to you well then I'm sorry. You shouldn't have done vote for it while in in your super mode. Well not you specifically but the anons who did.
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>>3694358
...if we were already fucked, that's something that should probably have been indicated. Now we have an Ami that isn't properly restrained while we try not to suddenly die or go into a berserker rage.

In fact, we voted to stop as soon as it became apparent that the chakra we were absorbing was unusual. The vote in question was unanimous.

> On that note you felt that purple chakra seeping into your body. It was clearly Ami’s and yet it felt…different to you. Like almost like it could barely be considered as chakra at all. You feel yourse