Beams of sunlight faded away as a colossal, coal black thundercloud consumed the golden warm rays, enveloping the entire landscape in darkness. A light fog loomed close to the ground, hovering above it as though repelled by some unknown force. Tall trees, everywhere, surrounded by lush bushes, with water clinging to their leaves. Blown in a slight gust of wind, the leaves rattled back and forth, and some of the water dripped to the ground. Loose soil, partially dampened, with patches of crisp grass in spots, while lumps of freshly tilled dirt mounds in others. A solo rain drop fell from the sky, and collided with warm skin. It slid down the figure’s cheek, and continued down the neck, until it was absorbed by the robe. Upon contact with the figure, an army of rain let loose from the thunderclouds, and plummeted down towards the earth. The figure’s eyes squinted, as a bolt of lightning was cast along the sky, and streaked across it in the blink of an eye, illuminating the pitch black expanse for a short time. Nature at its finest.
Bushes rustled, as the figure quickly moved past them. Three leaves fell, and three objects flew through the air towards them. Dead center, each one, stuck into three different trees. Kunai. Silence filled the air; with the only sound that could be heard was the beating of a heart. Blood coursed through the figure’s veins, as he wiped away the rain from his eyes. Adorned on his forehead, he wore a ninja headband, a very rare one from the village hidden underwater. The figure suddenly came to a stop, and scanned the surrounding area. After nodding his blonde haired head, he jumped up into the air, with ease, and traveled tens of feet up, until he landed on an extending branch of an old growth tree. A pillar of smoke rose above the canopy of the forest, and the ninja closed his eyes. He thrust them open, and quicker than anyone could track, the lone figure was gone.
Fire was put out from burning skin, one of the last people rescued from the burning house. The woman coughed as she was at a loss for words, but had an expression on her face that could be read clearer than words. She shook, as she raised her arm, and pointed back towards the burning building. There was still someone left inside! The man who had saved her yelled out, “It’s nearly collapsed! And the fire is too intense!” Another man yelled back, “We must try, if there is someone still left in there!” The man ran towards the opening, only to thrust his arms up to cover his face, and retreat from the fiery furnace. He shook his head, “There is nothing that can be…” A figure stopped the man in mid sentence, with his arm held out to him. It was the ninja, who was dressed in red and black robes, and had a commanding tone in his voice. “I’ll go in, don’t cover me.” The ninja ran towards the extremely hot flames, and jumped in. Seconds passed, and no sign of anything still alive. The building began to creak, and then collapsed, with the ninja and the trapped person inside.
A fountain of flame burst into the air, as the ninja erupted from it, and held a small body in his arms. He came towards the ground and skidded to a halt. In his arms, he held a young boy, not ten years of age, who was badly burned and dehydrated. “He needs medical attention, and will make a quick recovery after.” The ninja turned, and was about to walk away, when he felt a tug on his robe. He stopped, and turned around. It was the man, the one who had tried to rescue the boy. With much gratitude in his voice, he said, “Thank you so much sir!” The ninja cracked a smiled, and was about to walk away, when the man said, “Can we at least have a name?” The blonde haired shinobi set his head back, and replied, “Kyrogi Kawanoka.” He continued to walk away, when he suddenly stopped again. He had seen something move, not too far off, and it was no animal. Kyrogi muttered, “They are still here.” He paused, and then told the villagers, “Stay here, and stay out of the way.” Kyrogi shot off, and ran across a stream, and looked around. Kyrogi liked to have a little bit of a challenge. “Come out I know you are here.” He waited for the fiend to make their move.