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    The messenger hawk had been sent out to gather up the shinobi he had selected for this particular mission, now the Sandaime sat silently in his empty office with the mission write-up sitting in front of him.

    It was only a matter of time until the selected shinobi reported for duty, but he couldn't help but keep a mental stopwatch from ticking away in his head. Just because he was giving Tomoya a mission didn't mean her training was going to stop...
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    Tomoya pulled a very thin scroll from inside of her yukata. "I always have scrolls with me." She handed it off to him.
    "It uses the four-barrier hex to summon. Here you go." She turned to look back at Yuuta.
    "Let's go!"
    Sokaku examined it for a bit.

    "Nice work. And thanks. Glad to see you're still thinking of my, ah...handicap...with your seals."

    He followed the others at a brisk pace to the Hokage's tower.

    "I'm kind of hoping for just a bit of action on this one. Teaching is all well and good, but beating down some bandits would be rather satisfying."
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    Tomoya smiled faintly in response to Sokaku's comments as they walked to the very familiar door to the office that held the Hokage. "You always did appreciate a fight more than Yuuta or myself... But I have to say I am also eager to see this change of routine." She looked at the pair and nodded. Whenever they were ready.
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    Yuuta

    Yuuta couldn't wait to have a mission with his old team again, this will certainly bring back memories. Still, the other chuunin were out of practice, he thought, so he might need to pull some extra weight here. Then again, he didn't know how much they'd improved since the chuunin exams, so they might surprise him.

    Oooh, haven't had bandits in a while. Yuuta said, scratching his chin. I think they'd be overdue by now. He said with a grin as they walked into the Hokage's tower.
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    Tomoya

    Deeming the time was right, Tomoya knocked on the door. A quick but precise double rap, and then she opened it.
    "Excuse us, Hokage sama. Wakahisa Yuuta, Hatsumi Sokaku, Satake Tomoya, reporting as ordered Sir!" She announced as they stepped in to the office. Tomoya stood stiff as a board, her hands clasped firmly in front of herself as she awaited the Hokage's orders.
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    "I've noticed Tomoya, it took you four minutes and forty-three seconds to get to my office. That is almost twice as long as I expected for you to get here." Sandaime says gravely, a shadow cast over his face by Kage ceremonial hat even as he appraised the three chuunin standing before him. "When you return from your mission, you'll write 'I will be punctual to official duties' one thousand times with each hand."

    A pause then as the Sandaime looked down and lifted a folder from off his desk, sliding out a sheet of paper.

    "I've called you all here today in order to take part in a very special mission. The daiymou has requested I attend to this matter right away and so I figured a team of chuunin who has worked together in the past is best suited for it." The Hokage leans forward, sliding the mission briefing across his expansive desk towards the three, "A town by the name of Juku, quite wealthy for it's gold mines, has been blockaded by a missing-nin who has been taking all of the profits for himself. Seeing as how the mine is owned by the daiymou, this is unacceptable."

    "The mission is simple, stop the missing-nin however you see fit and any of his accomplices. I know you are only chuunin but I thought you all would appreciate getting your first A-ranked mission." A grim smile came to his face, even though his piercing blue eyes twinkled, "And Tomoya? This will take the place of your normal evening training, I'll use your performance to gauge if your workload is too light."
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    Tomoya looked ashen faced as the Hokage berated her, but she kept her composure and nodded her head in solemn affirmation. The Hokage's rules and punishment were absolute and just. It was most certainly her fault for being so late, and she would properly atone for it.
    "Yes Sir." She answered at attention, bowing so low forward that her hair dipped down, and she rose a hand only to briefly fix it as she rose, before returning to attention.

    As the Hokage explained the mission, Tomoya listened to his words and visualized a map in her head of the area. Part of the training she had gone through only a few years before under the Hokage's rigorous introduction regime was a brutal period of memorizing map names and locations, and then writing them all out in exact placement upon a new blank map...while blindfolded.
    She was fairly certain she knew where this town was, though she hadn't known it was famous for gold... But she was secretly excited, despite her earlier failure in promptness. This was her first A rank mission! The Hokage was putting his trust and faith in her, and also giving it as a gift! The elation was almost too much for her to keep hidden behind her serious and attentive mask.

    "Yes sir! Thank you very much sir! I will do my absolute best to complete our mission satisfactorily!" She replied with a bow.
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    Yuuta

    Yuuta's smiles widens. An A mission? He probably had four times the number of B missions than his fellow teammates, maybe even combined, but not any A missions. Of course, he was worried about them lagging behind earlier, but now he was worried about him pulling his own weight in this mission. An A mission couldn't be much harder than a B mission, could it?

    Yes Hokage-Sama He said with a bow.
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    Sokaku almost protested the punishment, then thought better of it.

    Instead, he took hold of the mission briefing, opening it and scanning the contents.

    Primarily, he was interested in the enemy force composition. Numbers, known abilities, that sort of thing.

    Looking back up at the Hokage, there is a glint in Sokaku's eyes.

    "Thank you for this opportunity, Hokage-sama. I truly appreciate the trust your placing. I am curious...is there a price on this missing-nin's head?"

    Hey, he goes through boots like mad, and teaching, while steady, doesn't pay as much.
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    "That information isn't known at the time, unfortunately we have very little information on the missing-nin period, the only intel coming from a rattled inspector who had been sent to see why the flow of gold had stopped. He hardly made for a reliable witness." the Hokage says off hand, the same grim smile remained on his face though, "Besides, I wouldn't want to make things too easy for you three. I expect you lot to handle this matter quickly, there are high expectations on the performance of Konohagakure in this matter..."
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    Sokaku closed the folder with a nod.

    "Understood, sir. We'll do you proud. Will we have time to plan in light of the terrain, gather a few extra supplies? Mayhaps half an hour?"
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    "By all means...take all the time you need." came the loaded response as the Hokage rose up from his chair, waving his hand at the three absently. "You are dismissed, there are likely many others seeking my attention...as always. And try to stay in one piece if you can, there aren't as many medical ninjas as I remember."
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    Sokaku colors slightly as the message is passed.

    He stood, giving the Hokage one final bow as he went to exit the room, waiting for the others to join him.
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    Tomoya nodded and bowed low again as they were dismissed. "Thank you sir! We will be back soon with a successful report of the event." She promised - and not lightly. Tomoya would stay up all night writing the report if it was necessary after their mission was over. But that was getting a little far ahead. Following the others, she stepped back to the door and would exit into the hallway. When she closed the door to the room behind them, she looked at Sokaku with that unnervingly calm and content smile.
    "Well then, shall we get prepared? I have all of my scrolls here." She said, patting her obi and sleeves of her kimono. The lovely thing about being a seal and calligraphy specialist was that she could make good use of summoning scrolls. One scroll to summon a set of scrolls, and those scrolls written to summon the kunai, shuriken, brush and extra paper she would need for her work. It made packing light, though she would have to get the rest of the perishable supplies and miscellaneous gear they would need. She looked over at Yuuta.
    "Maybe meet at the gate in thirty minutes?" She suggested.
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    "Thirty minutes is good. I need to grab a few of those long-term supply scrolls of yours I've got at my place. See you two there!"

    With that, Sokaku was off, racing across rooftop at what was (for him) an easy pace.
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    Yuuta checked the scrollcase at his right, and his kunai and other assorted sharp things at his left. Yuuta needed few things for his techniques, so he usually traveled light. He began a leisurely walk towards the gate with Tomoya.

    "Knowing Sokaku, he'll be at the gate in ten." Yuuta said with a smile, turning his head towards Tomoya.
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    Tomoya smiled that strangely content smile she had as she walked with Yuuta towards the gate.
    "You're right... Sokaku is always like that, isn't he?" She said as if remembering some long past memory from their Genin days.
    "It has been a while since we last were all together like this... How are you Yuuta-kun?" Is your origami improving?" She asked as they walked to the gate.
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    "Of course. If you think you've mastered a craft, then you're just not trying hard enough." Yuuta said with a smile, tapping the scrollcase at his side. His eyes then catch sight of the seal on her hand. "You seem to be getting better as well. Back in the academy you could just write scribbles." Yuuta joked, teasing his old friend.
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    "Of course. If you think you've mastered a craft, then you're just not trying hard enough." Yuuta said with a smile, tapping the scrollcase at his side. His eyes then catch sight of the seal on her hand. "You seem to be getting better as well. Back in the academy you could just write scribbles." Yuuta joked, teasing his old friend.
    Shizuka smiled and shook her head.
    "I was so hopeless then. I can't remember why..." She hesitated for the slightest of seconds and then kept talking, though it was almost like a 'bump' in the conversation. ...Hokage sama's training has brought me to where I am today." She said, raising her hand up to show the new seal she had written. Yuuta recognized it as 掌. Shou. Though Sokaku knew that it could be read as "palm" - a clever pun that Tomoya probably delighted in ( or would have at some point if she didn't now)- it also could be read as "Control" or "Manipulate."
    "It's for increasing control over my chakra." Tomoya explained. "With it, I can write more efficiently with my chakra..at least with my right hand anyway." She almost frowned however, as it was obvious she was wearing a strange glove on that hand as well.
    "Of course, amplifying it just into my hand isn't enough... really I wanted it just on my thumb, index and middle fingers.... You know, for writing...So this glove acts to shunt it away from my ring and pinky." She explained, showing the black leather glove that weirdly covered the two fingers and ended in a strap around her wrist. There likely were more seals she had written on that as well, though they weren't visible from the outside.

    As they approached the gate, the two came to a stop, and Tomoya clasped her hands in front of herself in a very proper manner. They stood in silence for a few minutes, listening to the cicadas singing their melodies, and listening to the tranquil rustling of leaves. Branches swaying when brushed by a gentle breeze. It was a quiet, peaceful early summer evening. Though missions could be tense or exciting before departure, this one, for Tomoya at least, wasn't. It was calm, relaxing... Everything felt right. Then again, for her, it almost always did. Even in the hardest parts of the hokage's training - when she would stand upside down on a tree branch and write calligraphy right-side up, she had a sense of place. Well... maybe it wasn't place... That felt empty to her. But no, she felt like there was a warm blanket wrapped with care around her mind. It was comforting, though she wasn't actually sure why.
    "It looks like we still arrived before Sokaku." She observed.
    "I am looking forward to seeing some of your origami again." She commented, slipping back into the contented smile she had worn before.
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    Hiiragi sat in the large inn at the center of Juku, glaring across at the townsfolk

    “Ara are!! Get some more sake! Dying of thirst here!!”

    A young serving boy quickly runs up to the deeply tan skinned man, his bright red short cut hair a trade mark that made him hard to miss. Add on his loud and boisterous voice, and he was easily the most blatant figure in the whole of the inn. The boy placed the large glass before the Missing Nin, his head band wrapped around his face, covering his left eye.

    “Ya’lright kid, sit down and havva drink wit me ya? C’mon, ya don’t need to be shy”

    The boy balked, a foot placed upside his head

    “YA DEAF!!! SIDDOWN!!!”

    The boy’s head spun, scrambling for a chair, the gruff young Missing-Nin glaring darkly with his good emerald eye trained on the boy

    “Alright! Now drink up! Don’t spill a @#$%ing drop you bed wetter, that’s what makes ya a man!”

    The child choked down the alchohlic beverage, its taste to slick and biting for him to drink more then a mouthful before coughing, setting the glass down. Hiiragi merely sneered, kicking the table into the boys shins

    “Light weight ya….we’re gonna sid’here and watch ya drink it.”
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    It took 11.5 minutes.

    He'd grabbed enough food scrolls for a week, the full forest camping set scroll, a scroll with nothing but extra rope and ninja wire (never know when you might need some rope), and the basic trap supplies scroll.

    Now, Sokaku could be seen dashing across rooftop, quickly nearing the meeting place.

    A crouch and leap sends him high into the air, before he spins gracefully in midair, finally landing in a slight crouch.

    His face never left that slight grin.

    "You guys ready?"
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    Tomoya exchanged glances with Yuuta, and then nodded to Sokaku with that smile of hers.
    "I'm ready... but before we depart, who is going to be team leader this time?" She asked.

    It had been stiff competition, if she recalled correctly, back during their genin days. Yuuta and Sokaku had been at least decently competitive...and she had been...well, like she always was, right?
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    Sokaku frowns.

    "Hm. Well...we could always use the tried and true method for determining that."

    Meaning Rock-Paper-Scissors.

    "Unless someone has a more specific idea. I mean, I think all of us could probably lead this mission."
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    Fine by me. Yuuta said, smiling. He was never good at rock-paper-scissors. Everyone knew to use scissors around him, and his argument that paper could cut steel never really worked.
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    Tomoya smiled. She generally also chose paper, because ink wasn't an option. Still, at least her demeanor could be a little unpredictable.

    "Okay...Rock..Paper...Scissors!" She called out.

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    1d3=1

    OOC:Rock, not surprising.

    Sokaku concentrates as he makes his split second choice.

    He saw the results as he kept his fist clenched.

    "Ah well. Fine by me, really."
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    OOC: Random roll says scissors.
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    Tomoya looks at the other two. This was typical of them. But it wasn't over yet!
    "Aiko deshou!" She called out, in continuation as they threw their hands in again with a blur.

    Round two!:
    Tomoya, being her normal self, chooses paper again!
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    1d3=2

    Oddly enough, Sokaku chooses paper this time.
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    OOC: ... Rolled scissors again.

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    Yuuta is determined that scissors will prevail! And his determination pays off!

    "Well, that settles that." He said, grinning. He debated whether he should make one of those hats out of paper, but decided against it, for obvious reasons. Regardless, he walked over to the guards, and signed him and "his" squad out, and motioned for the others to leave town as well. Next stop, Juku.
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