::Irori pushed back the curtain to enter Ichiraku. He ducked his head down to barely squeeze into the small shop and quickly sat down so as to fit inside comfortably. His robe laid on his shoulders, barely hanging on. He had brought his pipe, clenched in his mouth, and a bag on his waist filled with a few smoke bombs. On his right wrist was tied a rope, which extended to also be tied around Miki's neck who he slightly ushered to come in with him. he was teaming with excitement. He had no idea who would show up tonight, if anyone. The past two nights were boring, but maybe tonight? Who would it be? Uchiha? Katie? The armored one? Maybe he would finally be satiated::
Post by Miki Yamato on Jul 20, 2010 20:24:02 GMT -5
Miki followed obidiently behind Irori; not that she had a choice with a rope tied around her neck like a noose. Hyoshi hadn't come to the little house she had been occupying with the two of them for the passed few nights. Meaning, she wasn't going to get her hair rudely tugged on until she cried; however, now she had the risk of suffocation if she wasn't shadowing Irori.
Miki turned to face him. "Don't you think the chefs here will notice that you have my neck in a noose and do something?"
Outside in the frigid air, Miki could hear faint footsteps coming toward them; they were a little ways behind them but there was definitely someone coming near them.
Post by Katie Akahamre on Jul 20, 2010 20:33:03 GMT -5
Katie slowly walked into the small shop and saw Irori and Miki. Miki had a rope around her neck. This angered Katie.She glared right at Irori.
Truth was, she wasn't ready to fight. She was still in pain every now and then. But she had to get Miki out of there. As Katie started walking toward them both. She yawned yet again.
*Oh come on! I've never been so tired. It must be close to the end of two months. I've lost track of time lately. And now I'll have to fight. Great.* she thought, not releasing her death glare from Irori.
She reached them and just stood there. Waiting for Irori to make the first move or speak. Her eyelids were heavy, but she tried to look as awake as possible.
*If I have to fight tonight, then I have to fight. Just 'cause I'm tired won't stop that.* she thought.
Post by Miki Yamato on Jul 20, 2010 20:51:16 GMT -5
Miki jumped, surprised by his statement about Katie and spun around to see her. However, that was probably not the brightest move when there's a rope tied around her neck. She bite her lip to keep from showing any pain and was successful for the most part.
"K-Katie?!" Miki yelled, looking out into the darkness to try to see her friend. Behind her, Teuchi was beginning to prepare their meal. "Katie is that you out there??"
While she was happy to here that Katie was there, she was a little nervous as well. Not only that, but she was also a little angry that Teuchi accepted the yen instead of helping her or calling back-up ninja or something! Oh well, Katie and Irori would fight soon and she'd be back with her friends and out of harms way.
Post by Miki Yamato on Jul 20, 2010 21:18:55 GMT -5
Miki shuddered. He's not trying to say that he would.... kill Katie-senpai....right?? She couldn't help but shudder again before taking a bite of the ramen; staring down at the bowl the whole time. Finally, she spun around and faced her dear friend.
"I missed you Katie-senpaiiiii!" Miki yelped, throwing herself at Katie. "Irori-san was nice to me; don't worry about that. Hyoshi was kinda scary though and said he wanted to kill me but I didn't see him for the most part so it's all okay! It was really boring actually besides when I had to clean the house but I was okay with cleaning 'cause it gave me something to do. But I'm really happy to see you and I missed you and Kibaku and I'm sure Chicho-san is worried sick...."
She rambled on whatever came into her head to Katie until there was nothing left for her to say.
Post by Katie Akahamre on Jul 20, 2010 21:24:58 GMT -5
Miki finally stopped talking. Katie hugged her friend again.
"If I do...uh, if Irori wins, don't cry for my death okay? I'll get to be with my brother if I do die. So, either way I'm fine. And let her go if I don't beat you, okay? Promise." she finished, not turning her head from Miki.
*And I will not feel the pain this fight brings me. I will not feel it, and will not hold back.* she thought.
She looked straight in Miki's eyes and smiled, telling Miki that everything was going to be fine. But she couldn't promise that.
::Irori laughed as he was about half-way finished with his ramen. He spoke in between two bites::
"This is not a fight to the death, however I can't guarantee your survival Miss Akahamre. My jutsu aren't quite possible to hold back with... But I at least need you to remain alive until you've signed this tattoo..."
::He trailed off as he began to finish his bowl of ramen. He was going through battle strategies in his head already, taking the fact that she was armed with a sword into consideration::
Post by Kibaku Heika on Jul 20, 2010 22:20:49 GMT -5
He falls in behind them "looks like theres a party over here but the ice-man isnt here what a shame but at least i can keep an eye on miki to make sure irori does let her go" he walks in and sits smilling "I will not interfere nor will i take miki away from you because i know no mater the outcome she is freed but i will fight you eventually" he says seeing that everyone was not quite expecting my appearance.
Post by Katie Akahamre on Jul 21, 2010 17:25:06 GMT -5
Katie kind of just looked at Kibaku then away. Facing noone.
"Yeah. You better not fight to help me tonight." she said.
*So, he was never going to hurt me in the first place. That made me feel better.But then he said he might not be able to control some of his jutsus. Great. Hopefully he will be able to though.*
She started thinking about what could happen in the fight.
*My Firemuku comes now...or later? If I'm in trouble, I should use it.So, use it near the end. But then again, its best to end it soon. I'm not used to fighting with it. This is confusng.* she thought as Irori finished his meal.
Post by Miki Yamato on Jul 21, 2010 20:06:17 GMT -5
Miki sighed in relief. So he wasn't going to try to kill Katie; he just wanted to defeat her so she could sign his arm. If anything happens out there in the fight between them - if Katie falls over unconscious moreover - she was definitely interferring and going to help her. There was no way she was going to have her die; not now and not for a long time to come.
She smiled at Kibaku and waved. "Hi Kibaku!" She paused for a moment, looking back at Irori. "So um.... I guess we should start this shouldn't we? I mean it's really late and all and....yeah." She didn't know what exactly to say, but seeing as time was just ticking by she thought that bringing up the fight would be the best idea. The faster it was over, the quicker she'd be back at the hospital with Chicho.
::Irori smiled as he finished his meal, noticing the appearance of Kibaku::
"Ah, you. Well, yes, you surely won't interfere. That we be just dishonorable, and we couldn't have that... No no, not at all..."
::He dropped his fork in the plate and clenched his pipe back in his teeth, listening to the end of their conversation::
"You are right, indeed, Miss Miki. Time is up for your little reunion."
::He stood up slowly and popped his shoulder by moving it in a few circles. He began devising his strategy. He knew he was at an advantage due to having Hyoshi's intel on her. This we be his only fight where he had the element of surprise techniques::
Hyoshi said she did something strange with her eyes. He didn't know what, but it damaged him somehow. Maybe fighting her like an Uchiha will help. Instead of looking her in the eye, I will watch her feet... no her hands. She uses a sword, so her hands will be what gives away her attacks, not her feet.
"Now, Miss Akahamre, if you would please stand adjacent this Stand and we'll get started."
::He declared smoothly as he pointed to the other side of the street. Luckily, this late at night, it was dark and the streets were generally empty. He turned and nodded to Teuchi::
"By the way, thank you for the Ramen, my good man!"
::He turned back, and walked just outside the stand::
Post by Katie Akahamre on Jul 21, 2010 20:46:02 GMT -5
Katie sighed. She stood up and walked over to the other side of the street. She grabbed her swords off her back and gave them a quick glance. She flipped them in her hands like earlier and got in her fighting stance.
As he walked over he wasn't looking in her eyes.
*Ha. Yeah, he told you about my eyes and how I looked right into his, huh? That only makes it easier for me. But it won't stop the pain.* she thought with an evil smirk. She found it amusing actually.
"You wanted to fight? Lets fight then." she said with the same smirk.
She shut her silver eyes once and when she opened them they were red.
"Remember Katie. You will be numb. You will not feel any pain when you use it.*