Saturday, January 28, 2006

21st Entry : Chunin exam candidates

Back to the meeting with the Third. The Chunin exams are going to take place in a week and the Third asks all of us (The Jounin teachers) if we wish to enter any of our students into the selection exam.
Any Genin who has completed at least eight missions are eligible to enter.
Yuuhi Kurenai, the 8th squad leader, recommends her three students, Hyuuga Hinata, Inuzuka Kiba, and Aburame Shino. Sarutobi Asuma, the 10th squad leader, recommends his three students, Yamanaka Ino, Nara Shikamaru, and Akimichi Chouji. I as the 7th squad leader, recommended, Uchiha Sasuke, Uzumaki Naruto, and Haruno Sakura.
It’s been a few years since rookies have entered into the exam. But I feel that my students will do well, they are strong and I know they can do it. Iruka on the other hand is shocked at all of us for entering any of the new Genin. They used to be students of his and he feels it is too early for them to enter into the exam. Sometimes I think Ikura gets a little to protective of his former students. Especially Naruto. I remind Ikura-san that I became a Chuunin when I was six years younger than Naruto. I do understand where Iruka is coming from, but they are no longer his students, they are my subordinates and I feel otherwise. The Hokage however, thinks that Iruka has a valid point. He decides to put the rookie Genins through a special preliminary exam.

This morning I met with Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke at the bridge. I told them that I had recommended them all to the Chuunin Selection Exam and gave them applications for it. I also told them that the recommendation doesn’t force them to take the exam and they can decide weather they want to take it or not. If they do decide to take the exam, they have to sign the application and show up at the school in room 301 five days from today. And that was it, I left knowing that they would be "pre-tested" later today.

Earlier this evening, I waited for Ikura to come back with the news, he reports that all nine rookies have passed. I felt just a wee bit giddy seeing how Ikura had to eat his words about his earlier statement. Heh heh! Now its just all up to the the three to decide for themselves.
Well I'll know five days from now, in the meantime I am going to read the last chapter of Icha Icha Violence Volume 2. I wonder what's going to happen to Junko! hehehehe...
Jya' ne!

Monday, January 23, 2006

10,000 Hits!!!

Just a quick thank you to everyone who has come by and visited the site! I never imagined it becoming this popular in such a short amount of time! I really, really appreciate it! Being a ninja is not an easy job, nor glamourous. Please keep visiting and leave comments! Any questions or suggestions on how to make this site better or more informative please e-mail myself or Konoha_cop! Also please, please, visit some of out sponsors on the site! Ninja's don't get paid very well around here and well, I would love to be able to pick up the new Icha Icha Violence book when it comes out! And as a thank you I used my Sharingan to copy this "Oiroke no Jutsu" (Sexy no Jutsu) from Naruto-Kun mu ha ha ha ha~ Enjoy, jya ne.
Thanks again!

Hatake Kakashi
Shinobi Jounin Rank
Leaf village, Konoha Japan

Saturday, January 21, 2006

20th Entry: Lost Teamwork

It's been about a week since we have all gotten back from Wave Country. Most of the bruises and bumps we have gotten from that mission are healing nicely. Except for mine, (Zabuza's sword took a nice chunk out of me. I was told to take it easy for a bit. ) Also their has been one other issue. Naruto and Sasuke's sense of teamwork. It's been uneasy between them since the trip back. They are constantly fighting. (More accurately Naruto is constantly fighting...) He's is on an insane aggressive drive to prove himself. And Sasuke has been surlier then ever. In a way its good that they have formed some sort of competition with each other to see who's better. But on the same note this could also be troublesome.

Not to mention that since the team is back on some nice calm D-ranked missions. Naruto has been getting frustrated again.
D-Rank missions may not be the most exiting, but they are still important and needed to be done. You know, simple stuff, cleaning up litter, helping the neighbor's with their gardening, walking dogs, and so forth. Also, sigh...I just want to finish healing and get through the latest volume of Icha-Icha Paradise... It doesn't help that Naruto get overexcited and keeps overdoing things which just leads him into trouble.

After I got a bit lost this morning, I met up with my team. And just like the last few days had to try and keep Naruto from well, being Naruto. He just about fell over a waterfall today, Sasuke saved him, much to Naruto's dismay.
By the afternoon I was glad to dismiss them and head over to the Academy's office to file some paperwork and talk to Ikura
I hate meetings... Usually they talk to long and there is a lot of waiting around, but this time around it was quick cept for a bit of news. Apparently in one weeks time the Chunin Exams (mid-level ninja exams) will take place.
Hmm.. this should prove to be interesting...
well that's all for now!
ja' ne!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

19th Entry: Mission Complete!

Hey there! Sorry to keep everyone waiting! It has been well, an interesting day!
I am very proud of my team.

We have just returned from the bridge and let me just say that this was... Ahh, but I am jumping ahead too much! Let me start from the beginning.
This morning Myself, Tazuna-san, Sasuke, and Sakura arrived at the bridge to find that most of the workers have been savagely murdered. Not good, and immediately I knew who was responsible. Momochi Zabuza, just as I had suspected he was very much alive. And this time joined by his young friend, the fake hunter-nin. Zabuza tried to spook my team, but my guys surprised him as he showed how much they had grown. Sasuke quickly dispatched of the water clones that where conjured before us. He then continued by showing off some fancy footwork engaging in a match with the boy in the mask. I figured this pair up would work, while I ordered Sakura to protect Tauzuna and stay close to me.
Then the first troublesome event occurred.
The boy in the mask, which was named Haku, has some very interesting talents. In the beginning of his skirmish with Sasuke he formed seals with just one hand! That is something I have never seen before! Sasuke though remembering his training in the woods easily dodged that attack. I reminded Zabuza not to underestimate my team, but then had to quickly eat those words with the next jutsu that Haku performed. Something both truly amazing and terrifying at the same time. He forms a dome made from sheets of ice that acted as mirrors trapping Sasuke. (I was glad someone got a picture of that for later study).
Now I wasn't sure what was going to happen but I knew I had to go help him. Just as I set off, Zabuza got in my way and threatened the life of Sakura and the old man if I didn't fight him.
Sakura tries to help Sasuke by throwing him a kunai but it got caught by Haku before making it to Sasuke. In that moment of surprise Haku gets hit with shuriken.
Things seemed good. Then I just was dumbfounded...Naruto makes the NOISIEST entrance known to man!!! Sigh... Sometimes I just want to kick that kid. He had the perfect opportunity to keep hidden and be more effective in helping out Sasuke. But what does he do? He comes in like the start of the fireworks display during the Hanabi Matsuri festival!!!!
Naruto has made himself a perfect target. Idiot. Then performs his jutsu right in front of the enemy! Ugh! Has he remembered anything from the academy?!? Zabuza throws a shuriken at Naruto but Haku deflects them with his needles. Haku then says that he saved Naruto so that Haku can fight Naruto himself. Now, I am a bit worried that Haku may be too much for Naruto and Sasuke. But I can't interfere because if I go near Naruto, Zabaza will kill the others.
Haku decides to go back after Sasuke, so then the plan should be this. Sasuke fight’s from the inside and Naruto at the same time from the outside. Makes sense right?
Unfortunately, Naruto goes and sneaks up on Sasuke inside?!? SIGH....
Now they are both trapped in the ice mirrors. It's then I realized that the boy possesses a Kekkei Genkai (or bloodline limit) It's an ability that is passed on in family bloodlines from generation to generation. Much like my sharingan. And it's also impossible to copy! Now my big fear is that Naruto and Sasuke won't be able to endure this battle because of one simple fact.
They have never killed before.
I am not sure they have it in themselves to actually kill another person. And the only way they will survive is to have that killing intent. The boy Haku, has defiantly killed many before I can tell, and will have no problems doing it again.
This really left me with a big dilemma. Do I help them, risk Tazuma and Sakura's life. Copy myself with a clone jutsu, and battle it out using up a lot of chakra?
No, I decide to use the sharingan and hopefully end this quickly.
Zabuza attempts to stab my in the eye, But I deflect the blow with my other hand. He tries to egg me on about my own jutsu and brags about how he has the ultimate tool, which I find really disturbing for him to refer to the boy Haku that way. The one last thing he adds is that he has been told how to beat my sharingan. This statement worries me.
Zabuza continues to explain how during our last battle he had Haku watching. In order to figure out a counter to my sharingan. Zabuza he says, "Even if by chance I do defeat him I won't be able to defeat Haku." After that he disappears into the mist again grr.
This time around the mist is so thick no one can see anything. He figured out that the hypnotic element of the sharingan is dependent on eye contact and so now I am at a huge disadvantage. Zabuza then attempts again to kill Tazuna, I just made it to them in time to deflect the blow. But not without incident Zabuza gives me a good slice to my chest. It hurt ALOT....
And once again he disappears into the mist. Sakura was a nervous wreak, I try to comfort her a bit. And reminder her that Sasuke is an Uchiha after all. And Naruto as goofy as he is is a strong kid. Though honestly in the back of my mind I was a little concerned. But then I just decided that I would trust my team, and go and stop Zabuza once and for all. I formed a plan.
Just as I have strengthened my resolve and set off into the mist, I sense another potentially HUGE problem.
It the direction of where I believe Sasuke and Naruto are. I felt the energy of this enormous, terrible, HUGE EVIL, chakra.
One of my biggest fears, Naruto 's seal, the seal that keeps the Kyubi (nine-tails) within him is breaking. Or at least I thought so for a moment. This would be bad, REAL BAD. I waited a moment to feel out the situation, I can sense that that the seal is leaking, but not yet broken, this is good it bought me some more time. But I still have I have to act fast just in case. I pulled out a summoning scroll, and yelled out a proposal to zabuza to end this battle with one last blow.
Now I just had to hope that Zabuza would take the bait. I complete my summoning of my cute lil nin dog's that track Zabuza out in the mist using the sent of my own blood. I have him trapped. I told him off and then I decided that I was going to show off a little bit and show him my own special justu before he dies. Just as i was about to deal the finishing blow to Zabuza, something quite unexpected happened. The boy got in front of Zabuza taking the full blow of my Chidori and saving his life by giving up his own.
I was in shock. Then I was just plain angry. Zabuza just used this final act of sacrifice as another opportunity for him to kill me. Without any thought to the event that just took place. This was the last straw. I kicked him in the head followed by stabbing him with 2 kunai in his left arm, disabling that arm. Followed by a few more hits, his energy level was low. As he attempted to swing at me with his sword, I got his good arm with 2 more kunais. Now both his arms were useless.
The last strange thing happened. We were interrupted, by Gato himself who had decided that he was going to get rid of Zabuza himself along with all of the bridge workers with the employ of a mob of thugs.
So Zabuza now had no more reason to fight me. Gato walks up to Haku who is dead. Gato starts to kick his dead body. Naruto gets mad at Zabuza for not doing anything about it. Zabuza says that Haku is already dead. He had used Haku as a tool so he doesn’t have any feelings for him. Ninjas are tools. Naruto is really mad at Zabuza for not standing up for Haku. I tell Naruto to stop but he doesn't listen. Naruto yells on that Haku had really cared for Zabuza and had thought Zabuza as someone precious to him. Haku had sacrificed his life for Zabuza but yet Zabuza only thinks of him as a tool. Naruto starts to weep tears of sadness.
Zabuza finally breaks down. He tells Naruto to stop. Zabuza knows Haku was a kind person. He realizes that Haku had sacrificed a lot to fight for him. Zabuza says that Naruto is right, ninjas are humans and ninjas do have emotions. He takes a knife from Naruto and runs for Gato. Gato gets behind his men and Zabuza attacks through all of them. Zabuza is stabbed multiple times but Zabuza still is able to stab Gato multiple times in the chest. Gato falls off the bridge and into the water. Gato’s men are scared and they back off of Zabuza. Zabuza thanks Haku for everything, apologizes, and falls down.
Sasuke wakes up. Haku had purposefully not killed Sasuke from the very beginning. So he was alright, thank goodness.
Gato’s men decide to rob and pillage the village because they lost their source of money. Then the villagers show up with Inari ready to fight. This scared Gato’s men away.
Zabuza is about to die. He asks me to place him next to Haku so he can see Haku one last time. It starts to snow. Naruto says to me that Haku was born in a snowy village. It then made some sense. Later we buried Zabuza and Haku. And there we talked about how ninjas are supposed to be a tool but unconsciously suffer from this ideal just like Zabuza and Haku. Naruto doesn’t like this ideal and decides to follow his own way of the ninja with out any regrets. Interesting. Naruto always seems to say things you don't expect. Well the bridge is finally completed. And now we are headed back home!
In retrospect even though this mission turned out to be a little more than planned, i think it was a great learning experience for each of us. We have all gotten stronger and wiser. Now if only I can teach a bit of cleanliness to the two boys. The whole time in wave country their room was a mess.. Man...

Sigh..Poor Tsunami, she should not have had to clean up after them. Then I would have the no more problems. Sigh... Oh well!
That's all for now. See you all back in Konoha!
Ja' Ne!

P.S. Oh and here's a pic Naruto INSISTED on me posting, I can't believe everyone agreed to do this, a chakra power pic of Naruto infront of the bridge. He used so much chakra that the bridge got faded out... hehe what a cocky kid... Oh well it's been a while gotta go to Konoha Books, to see if the new book came out or not~ Te he he~

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

18th Entry: Situation Assessment

Konoha_cop here. Ok, so instead of going on vacation orders came down for me to get to Wave Country myself and find out what's going on. Strictly information gathering and no interference. (Thank god cause I am in no condition to fight. I am a desk nin for a reason!) I position myself on high ground a fair deal away from the bridge but still in close enough range to see with the help a my nifty tele-photo lens. And with the help of a great hiding jutsu that I learned from the 3rd Hokage himself. I am completely undetectable and I was able to get some more information on the situation on the bridge firsthand.

So as mentioned before there was this crazy mist surrounding the bridge which made it hard to see, even with my equipment. I can only make out shapes and colors in some spots. The mist also has seemed to get thicker from the photos that were shown to me earlier. Also I saw the strange dome like ice structure up-close, amazing I have to say. But then I realized this could be real bad. I know that Kakashi-san and the other members of Team 7 are not the types that can perform many water and ice type jutsus. So this means that this was being used against them. This left me feeing a bit uneasy. For a short while the mist did lighten up a bit and I did manage to see the bridge builder with Sakura right next to him with Kakashi just a few steps away. He looked like he was searching for something and from what i can tell looks like he took a hit from something, because he seemed to be bleeding but not too bad. Further up the way was that ice dome which upon further inspection looks like they were being used like mirrors. Inside I can see both Sasuke and Naruto. They seem to be attacking the mirrors but for some reason they keep getting knocked down.

The mist rises again and I cant see anything. I hear Sakura scream, an a minute later I hear Kakashi yelling something about Sasuke being form the Uchiha Clan or something. Then the strangest thing happened, their was a great red glow from the area of the ice mirrors.

And this terrible, scary chill ran down my entire body. The heat of an intensely powerful chakra. One that I had felt only one time before. The Nine Tails! OMG!! I thought for a minute, was the seal breaking?
was I going to have face the thing that injured me so bad. That made me stuck as a desk nin for the rest of my life? I waited a moment looking and listening for any reactions. I can sense that the seal was leaking but had not completely been broken. I stopped shaking, then I heard Kakashi in the mist somewhere once again yelling at Zabuza to end the fight in one final blow. Right after that I heard a giant crashing sound of glass/ice breaking. It got quiet again. Then I heard barking and growling.

This could only be one thing. Kakashi summoned his nin-dogs. I have seen him do that before! So things seemed to be under control. The mist was starting to lift a bit as well. And then low and behold I got to see a very special sight. A rarely seen justu! The lighting blade, better known as "The Chidori"! A Kakashi original!!! I even managed a decent photo!

Now, here is as it stands, Kakashi and Zabuza (being held down by Kakashi's dogs) in one area. Sakura and Tazuna off to one side, and far off away from me, the ice dome is gone. I see Sasuke lying on the ground and Naruto facing the young boy Zabuza was with, a missing nin named Haku. Naruto seems to be going in to finish off the boy. At about the same time Kakashi is about to finish off Zabuza. But to my surprise the next thing I see? The boy gets in Kakashi's way, and took the blow from the Chidori meant for Zabuza. It felt like a huge shock-wave and the result was devastating (For the boy).

Zabauza used the opportunity to continue his attack on Kakashi. He didn't have much luck. At the same time Sakura makes a bee line for Sasuke, now lying on the ground. Naruto, just staring at the Kakashi battle and doesn't seem to look back towards Sakura who starts crying over Sasuke's body.
In the meantime Kakashi quickly immobilizes Zabuza's ability to yield that huge sword of his. Stabbing him with a pair of kunais in vitals points on both his arms. At this point I deem the situation over and I was going to come down and see if there was any thing I can do to help. Just then I got intercepted by a huge crowd heading towards the bridge.
Well this is where i have to end this for now.
Over and out!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Flash Entry: Sorry for the delay... Emergency

Finally got here at the village, will head into the mist and try to get some real reports back to you. I'll see what images I can send back in a few days.