Chapter 2: Attack
Kabuto: You’re strangely calm right now.
Sasuke: Are you kidding? I’ve had Curse Mark before, I’ve grown accustomed to pain that far exceeds the pain your Curse gives.
Kabuto: Hmm. Well what do you say, Sasuke? Are you joining me, or are you going on your own way?
Sasuke: Hmmph. Don’t get it wrong, I’m not “joining” you, I’m using you as a base. If your plans do go as expected, I can secretly get closer to my goals.
Kabuto: Then there's something i want to test.
Kabuto: Yes. I want to see if it was worth it, if you are still as adapt as before with Curse Mark.
Sasuke narrowed his eyes and activated his three tomoe Sharingan.
Kyo: Are you sure we can trust this guy? He looks kinda shady.
Sasuke: Don’t worry. This guy won’t try anything, not with superiors around.
Kabuto: You sure seem full of yourself, Sasuke. Ever since you defeated Oro, you allowed your power to make your decisions, you became reckless, sure you can beat everyone and everything, but I assure you, I’m on a level Oro could never dream of.
Sasuke: We’ll see.
Kabuto made a single seal and a giant rock came out of the ground. A giant seal appeared on the rock and when it vanished, the rock crumbled away, revealing a doorway.
Kabuto: Follow me..
Kabuto walked into the hole and Sasuke followed suit. Sasuke turned back and looked at Kyo.
Sasuke: You coming?
Kyo nodded relunctantly and followed Sasuke into the hole. After they were all inside, the rock went back into the ground.
*Scene switches to Naruto, Shikamaru, Sai and Sakura leaping through the trees*
Shikamaru: We’re almost at the border.
They jumped out of the forest and landed in a shallow ravine with a small stream.
Shikamaru: Further up this ravine is a giant gap with a small town. According to them, a small band of ninja were using strange weapons to terrorize the surrounding area.
Suddenly, a black rod-like rocket landed in the middle of them all.
Naruto: !! That’s-!!
The rod exploded, leaving behind a smoking crater where the four ninja stood. Then, three men appeared on the side of the ravine. One wore a cloak that had no sleeves and was draped around his shoulders and was short. The other wore a similar cloak but hooded and was taller. He wore gauntlets on each of his hands. The other was in between the two in height and wore a shirt similar to Suigetsu’s but black and white pants. The shorter snickered.
Short: Don’t tell me that was all, I just used a simple bomb.
Tall: Don’t worry Ban. These guys are Leaf ninja, they wont go down so easily.
Ban: Yeah, I guess, Karu.
Suddenly, the three ninja gasped.
Ban: I can’t move! What the hell?!
Medium: I cant move either!
They turned and saw Shikamaru standing behind them. He had his shadow stretched and split in three, trapping them in his jutsu.
Shikamaru: You’re now trapped. Who are you?
Medium: Ha! You think this is over?
Karu: Kemuri, calm down. Don’t get excited.
At that moment, Naruto, Sakura and Sai appeared above them from behind.
They came down towards the trapped ninja with punches.
Naruto: We got ‘em!
Sakura: Hell yeah!
The Leaf ninja pummeled into the ninja, except Sakura, who was covered in a thick cloud of dust as she drove Ban into the ground.
Naruto(glancing over to Sakura): She put a lot into that one punch…
As the smoke cleared, it revealed Sakura’s hand in the ground, beside Ban’s hip.
Sakura: I missed!
Ban: You nearly got me!
At that moment, Kemuri made a single seal and released a thick, black cloud of smoke from his mouth that encircled Naruto, Sakura and Sai. Ban leapt from the cloud and, with great speed, scurried over to Karu. Kemuri did the same and they turned to Shikamaru.
Shikamaru: Shit! (My shadow’s been disrupted.)
At that moment, Karu lifted one of his hands and a small barrel-like device opened on his palm.
Karu: Feel the power of technology!
Karu snickered then gasped again. He looked down and realized he was caught in Shikamaru’s jutsu again.
Shikamaru: Be weary.
Karu smirked and a thick blast of fire launched from the barrel. Shikamaru gasped and started running down the side of the ravine, but Karu and the other two followed.
Karu: Looks this shadow of yours forces us to do whatever you do. Not very good in this situation!
Shikamaru gasped. Since the ninja were running in perfect sync with him, the fire kept coming as if they were standing as normal.
Shikamaru quickly took out three chakra blades from his pouch and threw them at their feet. He then released his shadow and jumped upwards, avoiding the fire. The chakra blades landed squarely in each of their shadows.
Karu: Heh. The brat missed.
Shikamaru landed on the side of the ravine.
Shikamaru: No I didn’t. Try moving.
Karu: Damn! He got us again!
At that moment, the cloud surrounding Naruto and the others was nullified from a wind gust by Naruto that came out of his mouth.
Sai: (Naruto sure has gotten better with Wind Jutsu..)
Karu: Ban, you know what you need to do.
Ban smirked as his wrist fell off his arm, revealing it was connected by a thick black cable.
Naruto: That’s just like-!
Ban: You’re catchin’ on!
His newly freed hand knocked Shikamaru’s chakra blade out of his shadow and then, several bombs like before formed. The bombs detached and went racing towards Naruto and the others.
Next: The Power of Technology!