Aki waited, chewing on a popsicle stick as she did. The popsicle itself had been gone for a while now, but she hardly noticed.
A team...of all the people to be assigned as a team leader, it had to be her. She would have to be in charge of kids. KIDS! Kids hated her.
Aki shifted her weight from where she sat upon the rail of a bridge. Water moved softly below her but it did nothing to calm her. Even though her face was blank from emotions as if she wore a mask, her insides were as stressed as a fish in a sushi bar.
To be honest she has not actually told her team to meet her here, or even that they were in a team at all. She had never really been very good at socializing, so she figured she would just catch them as they walked by.
Last Edit: Jul 31, 2010 13:37:18 GMT -5 by Aki Mori
Aki was just about to consider putting her ninja skills to use and finding the kids herself when someone caught her eye. She seemed troubled, and looked as if she was in pain, but she fit the profile perfectly. Was this Katie Akahamre?
Aki took in a deep breath. Sure, she could break into a castle, set it to explode, and get out again without even a second thought, but even just thinking about socializing made her want to go off and become a hermit somewhere. Her eyebrow twitched slightly as she tried to hide all her emotions in. "Umm...," Aki said, her voice a little harsher than she intended. "Are you Akahamre, Katie?"
Great. First day with a team and this one was already hurt. Just her luck.
Post by Katie Akahamre on Jul 31, 2010 13:57:19 GMT -5
Katie looked over at the girl. Her face went bank.No emotion at all on either of their faces.
"Yes.And you are?And you knew my name how?" Katie said just as harsh as the other girl had sounded.
*Hmn.Not a trusting person. Since it seems as though she doesn't really want to trust me,I might as well do my normal thing and not trust her yet either.* she thought as the pain killers started to work.
*These things really do work fast.* she said looking at the bottle.
Although she did not show it, Aki was a little surprised by the other girls reaction. Aki expected surprise, disbelief, maybe a little anger, but not this sort of calm. She would not pry the girl for more answers, even though she probably should. Aki always respected the privacy of others when she could.
"Bakudan Tomu, and Yamato Miki." Aki said, her eyes scanning the surroundings for nothing in particular. "They do not know yet." She looked at her popsicle stick, suddenly wishing there was more icecream left.
Post by Katie Akahamre on Jul 31, 2010 14:35:45 GMT -5
Katie looked at the ground.
"I had a feeling Miki would be.I have no idea who the Tomu kid is though. Great. another person I'll have to learn to trust." she said to noone.
*Whats with all the knew people?! I mean seriously! I have to fight some,I have to protect some, I have to learn to live with some. The last part is more than hard. Getting used to people and trusting them is just not my thing.* she thought looking back up at the sky.
Post by Katie Akahamre on Jul 31, 2010 14:59:34 GMT -5
Katie nodded and got up as well,noticing the mask.
"Yeah.Still not sure on that.I'm not one to trust people too easy.Miki is in the hospital. And like I said,I have no idea about the other person.So where to find him is beyond me." she said still looking at the way toward the hospital.
"Shall we go then?" she said.
*I really wonder what that Tomu guy is like.And I really wonder if I'll trust him as easily as said.In a way I hope I can.But in another way,I know not to trust others too much.* she thought as she started to walk toward the hospital,not bothering to see if Aki was following.
Aki nodded and stepped aside to let Katie lead the way. She was not showing it, but Aki was watching and reading Katie carefully. She was trying to find out more about the other girl through subtitle reactions and movements. It was her job as a ninja to do so with an enemy, but her job as a leader to do it with her underlings. She had to learn their strengths and weaknesses right down to fears of spiders. Anything could be used against them, and Aki was not about to let that happen.
She followed the other girl silently, keeping a fair enough distance.
Post by Tomu Bakudan on Jul 31, 2010 15:37:48 GMT -5
He was up in a tree looking down on the two girls as they walked "oh crap im so horrible around girls im so nervous i dont know what to say" Leo-kun pops out of his bag and says "dont worry Tomu besides one of them might be the lucky lady" "Leo-kun shhh i dont want them to know everything about me i heard girls like mysterious guys so im going in" "Ok Tomu its your choice" he jumps from the trees and silently lands just behind them "hello my name is Tomu Bakudan" he says as he stands taller than them looking down at them "sorry i didnt find you sooner Aki-sensei"
Aki had noticed the boy in the tree, but pretended not to. After all, it was her job to expect the unexpected, or so to speak. It was also, however, good to let the kids work on not being seen, and sometimes make them think it worked.
It was not till the boy jumped down that Aki looked back with her emotionless eyes. "You know, hiding up in a tree watching girls might be seen as creepy. Not a very good first impression." She was teasing him, mostly to break the ice between them, but also to test his reactions.
He too fit the profile of a team member. Tomu Bakudan. Not from the village, but valuable all the same.
Post by Katie Akahamre on Jul 31, 2010 16:03:31 GMT -5
Katie turned around to see Tomu. See looked him up and down then finally looking up at him.
*So this is him.Looks a bit older than me.Try not to sound harsh! I'm just going to have to live with the fact that hes on my team.And Aki-sensei is right.It could very well be seen as creepy.*
"Hello.I'm Akahamre, Katie." she said.She still sounded a bit cold but not as much as usual.
Katie cringed a bit. She sighed.
"How the hell is my leg hurting now?! Why did I ever try to win like that?" she mumbled to herself looking back toward the hospital.
*Pain killers better keep working.I can't have my team members or my sensei thinking I'm weak.I mean I could tell them what happened,and then they would understand.But I can't tell them.And if Miki even thinks about telling them...I* she thought still looking at the hospital.
Katie turned back to the two people.
"Um,Miki has been through surgery or something lately.So she doesn't have alot of energy,so don't push her too far until shes better." she said looking at Aki-sensei.
*But you can push me far.I do it myself everyday I train.*