Itazura ♠ Black Rose ♠ C-Rank ♠ Aruzati
S o I v e l i e d a n d I v e b e e n t r i c k i n g e v e r s i n c e
The itachi followed after the girl, ignoring the pain in his upper arm from the still slightly bleeding bullet wound. His hands placed inside his pockets, he stepped over, around and through the large amounts of thick brush and tree roots that covered the jungle floor. The vines dangled around him, any that got in the way in front of them Astrid dealt with. So for the most part, the yokai had a clear path from walking behind the young musician. Though before he didn't really think they knew where they were going, he knew for certain now. The smell, sounds, even the taste of the air, the dampness of it. And she appeared to know it also. The waterfall was close, it was easy to hear over the normal sounds of the forest, rushing water. The smell of water, though it didn't have a particular scent, at the same time it's lack of scent and how the things around it reacted to the wetness, was clear enough. At least they knew where they were going, that was nice. Going through the ferns and such they reached a sort of clearing, a pool off water at the end of a decently sized water fall. Opening his mouth out of habit, he took in all the scents, closing his mouth for a few moments before opening it again, just to get a good taste. Odd animal habits, I know. Something, metallic, though he couldn't quite place where, so he followed the dragon slayer's lead, and looked around.
He heard the girl think aloud to herself, but he just continued to look around, minding his own business. Some small animals ran away one they caught sight of him, he heard hissing off to the right somewhere, a snake, didn't sound like a bad meal. There his brain went, thinking about food, he had to concentrate. But all that was on his mind was when his next meal would be, and what would it be? So much so he started to look for prey instead of the treasury of the wizard saints. He crouched low to the ground, and though he was keeping himself fully human, his ears peeked out from his dirty brown hair and his tail pushed itself out from under the back of his pants. Opening his mouth he smelled for animals close by, slowly he fully transformed back into his original form. A small, long and skinny orange/brown colored weasel with bright blue eyes. His ears twitched about, he stalked around, catching wind of some prey. He was about to start stalking it before he heard the voice of the silverette. Oh yeah, he wasn't here to hunt, well not for food but for treasure. He forced himself to transform back into a human, and he walked back over towards the waterfall.
Looking at the waterfall with a curious hazel eyes, he saw what his teammate saw when she spoke aloud to herself. An odd glint shining through the water fall, he looked at his path. A few rocks separated a decent hopping distance, and they were soaked from the water the splashed down on or around them. Luckily he was already barefoot, so he didn't have to bother going through all the effort that was taking of his shoes (which isn't actually that hard at all, I'm just being sarcastic). With a swift few jumps, he made it into the cave, he slipped slightly a couple of times, but nothing that prevented him from moving forward. He made it to the area that lead into the vault. It was cramped, and even being a weasel, he decided he would probably get stuck in that form. And he transformed back into the small furried creature that was his original form. Then he fit through the tight space with ease, he scurried along, his padded feet and tiny claws making noises as she ran along. It echoed as he entered the large area, skidding to a stop, not making the same mistake the Ace made of falling."Y-yeah, we did"
he said in response to her shouting from below, though it was barely loud enough to not be considered a mutter. His mouth hung open slightly, he transformed back into his human form and stood up. He was amazed beyond lengths, it was so beautiful, so shiny, he just wanted to grab it all and take it home. So much gold, silver, and countless different kinds of jewels. Some carved and polished to look like the normal little thing found on jewelry in the stores he often passes by in Rose Garden. Others were just chunks of rock, but more natural and maybe even more beautiful that way. He pulled out the blood red stone from his pocket, comparing it to the pile of countless amount of jewels and such that laid below him. It certainly came from here, or was supposed to go here, either or. He placed it back inside his pockets, now wishing he had more room in them. Then his eyes were pulled away when he heard the woman.
Seeing her across the large room, probably at the same level that the weasel himself was at. She had a large black club resting on her shoulder, which Itazura presumed wouldn't be very nice to be hit by. He looked where she was looking as she talked to the two of them, well there was his teammate. She looked like she rolled down the mountain of valuables, and for some reason had crystals encasing her hands. He guessed that was what really happened, and he guessed the crystal was magic from the woman. They couldn't of just, found this place without somebody guarding it and claiming it as their own? That would've been a nice treat, but I guess not. It can never be that easy can it, but I suppose their job was to deal with this Harper or whatever.
He turned his head back to look at the woman across the cavern, she spoke to him in her ruff and gruff voice complete with an odd accent and speech pattern. "I guess it's my turn"
he mumbled to himself, a grin spreading across his face, showing off his sharp teeth though they where probably hard to see from the woman's part of the room. Though something that could easily be seen, was his deathly sharp that he unsheathed from his fingertips. They shined brightly like the jewels and gold in the pile below, a nice six inches of deadliness. They resembled that of a sickle that he wore around his waist, but rarely actually used. Being more comfortable using his claws then his actual sickles, having much more experience using the things that has always been a part of his body instead of the dual weapons that weren't. "Sorry I can't do that"
he said, loud enough for the woman to hear across the room. He laughed, echoing it across the large area, and with that he casted a spell. Behind him appeared a six feet tall and five feet wide torii gate looking thing, the posts where colored red like blood. In it was just darkness, void, only Itazura knew where it went. Another appeared a couple feet away from Astrid, a top the pile of gold not bothered by how unstable that spot was, and one closer to the large woman and her goon.
Stepping backwards through the gateway, he appeared by the dragon slayer "Ello~"
he greeted, kneeling beside her he picked her up, not bothered by the extra weight added to her due to the crystals around her delicate hands and careful not to cut her with his claws. He looked at her condition, she was pretty beaten up, defeated by a pile of gold and powerless towards the large woman. Said large woman casting one of her favorite spells, a large crystal formed above them, and started to fall. Which Itazura wasn't bothered by, he stepped back through the portal and back to where he started. Making the gate that was at Astrid's last spot disappear as the crystal crashed down, shattering into millions of pieces. He set her back on the ground "I'll fix you up later if you can't do it by the time I get back"
he said, grinning a bright and happy smile at her before going back through the portal. This time he ended up going through the gate near Harper.
Crouching lower to the ground, he ran towards her, the gate now next to the light mage vanishing. A wall of crystal got in his way, but he was close enough. He summoned another gateway potral, right underneath the heavyset woman. She barely had time to process before she was out through that portal and through the portal atop the mountain of jewels. And just like Astrid did earlier, the woman rolled down the side with a lot of painful grunts. Upon reaching the bottom she sat up, groaning, she glared at the kamaitachi and growled. She reached for her spiked club before realizing it wasn't around her, she must of let go of it when she fell. Looking around she saw it near the top of the pile, in the hands of the teenage looking yokai. Itazura grinned, looking quite like the villain in this turn of events. "Looking for this?"
he said, chuckling afterwards. He looked all smug, but sweat trickled down his face, he kept of his facade but summoning all these portals was tiring him out. How many has he used up so far? He wasn't quite sure, did it even have a limit? He never used this ability, he just casted it once it appeared in his head. He wish he had something telling him how to properly use all this magic, but he has dealt with it okay so far, and it would probably continue this way.
Resting the large black club on his shoulder, he made another couple of portals and got rid of all of the rest besides the one on the gold pile behind him. The two gateways formed on either side of the hefty woman. She hopped to her feet, just about to erect a wall in front the portals before the weasel came out the one she wasn't looking at and slammed her across the head with her club. Leaving her with a bump an a major concussion probably, she fell back to the ground and groaned. Seeing spots most likely. The itachi laughed, lifting the club over his head he slammed it back down on the woman's head. He threw it to the side, avoiding the pooling blood from the woman's head. No idea if she was still alive, if she was she wouldn't last much longer bleeding like that. Her goon scrambled down to the two of them as fast as he could "Well that was fun"
he said, teleporting himself back over to the light mage, before collapsing to his knees beside her. Completely soaked in sweat, even if he didn't end up getting any damage from the treasure hunter, all the portals tired him out. "I don't know if I can use magic right now, I don't even know if I can stand back up"
he laughed and breathed heavily, being rather honest at the moment.W o r d C o u n t:
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