1.2 | The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Arakawa Hisoka
 Takigakure, 298 posts
 Genin
 Taki
Wed 7 Jan 2015
at 12:05
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"I don't think it's going to be on a schedule aside from 'be here at this time and wait for instructions'...if nothing else, such a system would not challenge our adaptivity." Hisoka theorized aloud, contemplating the entire mission ahead of them.  She looked away for a moment and pondered the issue of clothing...when was the last time she had bothered to spend a little money on clothing?

This message was last edited by the player at 17:58, Tue 13 Jan 2015.

Akira
 Konohagakure, 242 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Tue 13 Jan 2015
at 19:43
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"That's true, if you guys want to come, you can come along. Anyway, well.. I'm hungry!"

Bouncing on the toes of his feet a few times, Akira starts walking into the village. Looking around for a place to find his favorite food. His nose guiding him, it can be seen to sniffle beneath the tight wrapping of his face-covering as he swivels his head back and forth. Doing a flip from time to time off of a random piece of this or that, running up a wall or over a wall.

Dropping down next to some sort of strange smelling restaurant that smells like hot sweat, he shakes his head and lets out an yelped, 'YECH!' midstride even as he idly spins through the air and lands in a casual roll before coming back up to his feet.
Uchiha Michiru
 Konohagakure, 315 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Tue 13 Jan 2015
at 19:44
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"- We won't miss anything, relax," he assures Akira, not worried at all with the imminent chunin exam. "- Are you guys hungry? We're going to get some sweetbuns," he says, casually inviting Team IV to join them.
Arakawa Hisoka
 Takigakure, 301 posts
 Genin
 Taki
Tue 13 Jan 2015
at 19:56
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
Hisoka stretches and ponders if she should really be getting sweet buns when her clothes are getting a little tight as is.  Still, a treat before the really strenuous exams might be her last bit of mercy.  She finds herself curious as she nods her assent to join them, and softly speaks a question often on her mind, "do they have spicy food here?"
Uchiha Michiru
 Konohagakure, 316 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Tue 13 Jan 2015
at 20:23
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"- To be honest, I'm not sure. But we can discover that. Let's go after Akira," he answers, following Akira to the restaurant. He looks for the owner. "- Excuse me. Do you have sweet buns and spice buns," is what he wants to ask once he finds anyone that looks like the restaurant owner or someone that works there.
Akira
 Konohagakure, 243 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Tue 13 Jan 2015
at 21:36
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"Of course they have spicy food, it's so spicy my eyes are watering from here! Geesh!" Akira exclaims, his small hands curling up in the air by his head in exasperation. He has grown a little over the last year, but he's still skinny and relatively short. Younger than anyone else at the exams.

The owner, a portly man with a grand beard that has been finely oiled, approaches the young shinobi. When the huge man speaks, his belly shakes, and his rings and jewelry all shake and dance in the sunglight. His turban leaned at a jaunty angle on his head. "Our food is in the fine stylings of our city, young master. We have many spiced cakes, though they are perhaps not what you are used to, I suspect you will find them very good all the same. Will you and your young companions be dining with us?"

Spinning nimbly, the huge man moves with grace and approaches Akira, looking at the masked boy with a grin which quickly becomes focused.

"You look like you are a trouble maker, hiding your face. You will make no trouble here, or I will make you eat THE INFERNO BEANS!"

"Aieieeeeeeee! Sensei Junichi would know if I made trouble, I'm not gonna make any trouble. I just hide my face because otherwise people are overcome by my adorableness, like Genjutsu.." he explains and twiddles his fingers a little.

"MMMmmm, I think not.. Anyway, you," he says to Michiru, "And your young lady friend, you are welcome here. The little one with the mask better pay. I will tolerate no fighting! Now, to a seat, you will come with me!" the man booms in good cheer and waves Michiru and Hisoka over to a table.
Uchiha Michiru
 Konohagakure, 317 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Tue 13 Jan 2015
at 23:01
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"- Hey, don't be mean to my friend," Michiru speaks to the owner. As he watched him treating Akira like a trouble maker or even like a potential thief that doesn't pay its bills, he feels as if he's also being treated as such. Michiru is a very good nature young man most of the times, but he can become reckless when it comes to defend his reputation and his friend's. "- He's not a trouble maker, he's a good friend and a proud member of Team 9. Now apologize, or I'll take offense on this," he says. He's not angry, however, nor he has any intentions to be violent. He just wants the restaurant owner to treat them with some respect.
Akira
 Konohagakure, 244 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Tue 13 Jan 2015
at 23:45
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"I do not mean to offend, but I think your little friend understands me. I simply mean to remind him that I am watching and expect his best behavior!" the man booms in good cheer and pats Michiru on the back before going over to Akira, leaning over to look him in the eyes.

"I wouldn't have stole nothin'. I jes want sweet buns, in fact, can I share a recipe for them with you, and you share yours with me, for my collection?" Akira asks and when the man turns away, laughing at the offer.

"My recipes are wanted in every hidden village, they are not to be traded lightly."


"I have recipes from places and clans you've never heard of, old man!" Akira shouts, and leaps onto the man's shoulders, perching there like a parrot. His weightless tiny body not even causing the man to stir or sway in his path to the kitchen.

"Which clans?"

"I have a sweet cake made by the clan of ice, it is like tasting the snowy mint, but not too cold. It would be really good here, people would buy it in droves, you could have a cart, and people would pay all sorts of money for it."

".. mm.."

"But perhaps you don't have the skill to make it."

The big man laughs. "You negotiate dirty."

"I want your recipe, but first, you will get us food! Yay!" he yells and then leaps over to a table.
Arakawa Hisoka
 Takigakure, 302 posts
 Genin
 Taki
Tue 13 Jan 2015
at 23:55
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
Hisoka watches the exchange carefully.  The old man seems to be friendly enough, even if Michiru is wary of him and ready to challenge his honor.  She is glad that the others do not get to see her with her proverbial mask down.  She smiles softly and looks at Michiru. "Your comrade is very forward, and yet so cheerful at face value.  I can see why you would defend his honor."

Not that Akira seems to care much for honor or respect with this man...
Uchiha Michiru
 Konohagakure, 318 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Wed 14 Jan 2015
at 03:49
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
Michiru is quickly convinced by the restaurant owner that he doesn't actually mean to brand Akira as a thief or a trouble maker. He bows slightly to him and sits on the table offered to them. "- He would defend mine too if someone came here calling me a thief," he tells Hisoka. "- So, where are you from," he asks her a question, curious about her and her team, not really worrying about the fact that they might be rivals in the imminent exam.

What's on his mind are the events that happened months ago. Based on the evidence, Kumirama's kidnappers could ba based on Sunagakure. The witch who kidnapped him even used a dialect common to that region. The young Uchiha wonders if he'll be able to meet people that will feed him with more information.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:53, Thu 15 Jan 2015.

Arakawa Hisoka
 Takigakure, 303 posts
 Genin
 Taki
Wed 14 Jan 2015
at 04:33
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"Well, I grew up with lots of water in my life.  So it's certainly not here." Hisoka smiles and leans over the table, lowering her voice a bit.  "I'm glad he's a good friend to you.  I...I think my team's kind of like that too.  It's just harder to tell."

She sits back and stretches out a bit.
Akira
 Konohagakure, 245 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Thu 15 Jan 2015
at 04:51
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
When Akira emerged from the kitchen, he displayed a neatly written note entailing the secrets of the local sweet buns and then deftly slipped it into an inner pocket. Sliding around the edge of the eatery, he goes to sit with Hisoka and Michiru. A smile on his face, hidden by the cloth across his mouth, but somehow still evident in his eyes.

"So, what's your name? I'm Akira, in case you missed it, and that is Michiru," he introduces them again, mostly because he hadn't heard Hisoka's name earlier. Or he had, and he had completely forgotten already. "What village are you from?" he asks of the girl.
Arakawa Hisoka
 Takigakure, 305 posts
 Genin
 Taki
Thu 15 Jan 2015
at 05:52
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"Hisoka,k and a place with a lot of water.  Where are you two from?" Hisoka kept her smile and stayed in her relaxed lean.

OOC: Silly question: he didn't sit next to Hisoka, did he?  It changes her reaction a slight bit if he's getting closer.
Uchiha Michiru
 Konohagakure, 319 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Thu 15 Jan 2015
at 06:03
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"- By water you mean, like, beaches? I always wanted to visit a beach. We're from the Land of Fire. More precisely, from Konoha."
Arakawa Hisoka
 Takigakure, 307 posts
 Genin
 Taki
Thu 15 Jan 2015
at 17:25
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"No.  I just wanted an element of mystique in case you were not forthcoming." Hisoka resists the urge to stick her tongue out.  "Takigakure."
Akadou Rejima
 Takigakure, 87 posts
 Genin
 Takigakure
Fri 16 Jan 2015
at 02:08
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
Meanwhile, outside, Rejima watched idly as Hisoka quickly made nice with the ninja they were likely to face in the exams. The journey itself had probably warranted something nice to eat, but you didn't simply plop down in the nearest restaurant and have yourself something.

Glancing back at his Jounin and remaining teammate, he threw on a grin as if the confrontation with Bashar had never happened. "I'm gonna go 'round on a walkabout. Feel like joinin', Kisa-chan?" He asked blithely, lacing his fingers into a pillow for his head.
Akira
 Konohagakure, 246 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Fri 16 Jan 2015
at 04:41
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"I don't think most of the villages are really all that hidden. Not with the Jonins, they probably know where everywhere is," Akira remarks, bobbing his head a few times, even as his feet swing back and forth beneath his chair. Unable to reach the ground.

Wide eyes settling onto the menu, he takes it up in both hands and gives it a perusal. Tapping his bottom lip as he reads.

"I don't know what that is.. or that.. So, let's see, I'm going to tell fat-chef-chan to make me a sandwich, I think, or maybe some spicy noodles. I like spicy noodles. So, what is it like where you're from? Tacky-glue-curry," he tries to remember the name he'd just heard, and goes with the closest words he can. Squinting a little in thought, he shrugs to himself very subtly and then goes all shifty-eyed that someone might have noticed.
Arakawa Hisoka
 Takigakure, 308 posts
 Genin
 Taki
Fri 16 Jan 2015
at 04:57
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
Hisoka chuckles lightly, covering her mouth for a moment. "Wet.  The fish is always good, and I feel...comfortable in my humble home there."

Her smile falters, but she keeps talking without missing a beat, "spicy noodles sounds delicious...unless they have something spicier here.  There was this restaurant back home with something called 'suicide sauce'.  It was hot enough to make my eyes water, but it went so well with the fish and rice."

She chuckles nervously, almost feeling as if Kisara will come in there right now and tell her she is a crybaby, a loser, AND a liar.
Uchiha Michiru
 Konohagakure, 323 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Fri 16 Jan 2015
at 09:30
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"- I like spicy food, but not as much as you," he says. He was going to ask what kind of fish they enjoy - Michiru particularly loves the sea bass - but he stopped talking for a brief moment, for he felt a a curious feeling through his spine and guts. In that very second he noticed something. There was someone stealthily observing them. He doesn't feel threatened, but there was someone hiding itself around. He starts wondering why someone would hide there, for it would be better for anyone to introduce themselves and just join their table. For the time, he tries to pretend he didn't notice anything, waiting for a better chance to look around.

"- What kind of fish do you like? I like sea bass. So, Hisoka, what do you want to eat? Be my guest, please. I want curry, please."
Shikitei Kisara
 Takigakure, 144 posts
 Genin
 Taki
Fri 16 Jan 2015
at 10:36
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
Kisara gave a glance to their Sensei, who had been awfully quiet the whole time, as always. She was hopping to catch some kind of sign or indication as of what to do about Reji's proposal. for all she cared, they were all alone in a strange village bursting with their rivals. The idea of mingling with them or wandering about didn't specially entice her under those circumstances, though admittedly would had probably been the same under any others.
Arakawa Hisoka
 Takigakure, 309 posts
 Genin
 Taki
Fri 16 Jan 2015
at 15:31
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"Kind?  I...haven't really had a fish I haven't liked." Hisoka pondered it for a few seconds.  It occurred to her that, aside from the big Red Carp, she had never really bothered to learn much about fish so much as she did about fishing.  "I guess I like most fish.  I'm sure there's bad fish out there, but I haven't met one back home."

That red carp had some attitude, though.  "Hm...actually, some curry would be great.  I don't think I've had curry before, so...good experience in the making, no?"
Uchiha Michiru
 Konohagakure, 326 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Sat 17 Jan 2015
at 01:21
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"- Wait, what," he says, surprised at Hisoka. "- You never ate curry before?"

He suddenly becomes excited. There's something magical about doing something for the first time, not only for those who are actually doing it, but also for the ones witnessing it. And he's about to witness her eating something delicious for the first time. "- All right, we're going to eat some curry them. You like spicy food, right? Then you're going to love."
Arakawa Hisoka
 Takigakure, 310 posts
 Genin
 Taki
Sat 17 Jan 2015
at 01:50
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"Well, I mostly eat fish and rice...sometimes I change it up a bit, but I'm-" Hisoka gets cut off by him saying that she is going to love it, and just smiles.  "Well, with that vote of confidence, I couldn't refuse even if I wanted to."
Akira
 Konohagakure, 247 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Sat 17 Jan 2015
at 09:19
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
"That could be good, curry," Akira mumbles and smiles at the other two. Scratching a bit at his knuckles, he looks around when Michi-kun does, but doesn't seem to see anything. Stretching his back out by leaning backward, he then twists back and forth a few times, causing several swift pops.

A little cough.



The restaurant owner emerges a few moments later and takes down their orders before disappearing again into the back to prepare their meals. "Oh yes, yes," he agrees seemingly with their requests, a big smile beneath his heavily oiled beard.
Toki Honoka
 NPC Takigakure, 107 posts
 Jounin
 Taki
Thu 22 Jan 2015
at 09:32
Re: The Chuunin Exam Begins! Arrival of the Rivals.
In reply to Akadou Rejima (msg # 44):

Honoka nodded to Kisara.
"It would be prudent to stay in pairs while we are here. If you would rather watch over Hisoka, I will walk with Rejima."

Since entering the village their sensei had, as usual, fixed on their goal and spoken little except about the "mission". No doubt she'd lighten up again when all eyes were of them, but for now she put her role as team leader first.