Special: Nui Gaiden!
Chapter Forty: Part One: Black Flames of Death
Sakura stepped back as a wave of fire passed on the ground where she had just stood, barely scorching her shoes. She then glanced up at Matsumora, who continued to grin, flexing her arm which gripped the chain which brightly burned in black flames. Matsumora then swung the chain up and then brought it down on the ground, as a huge wave of black fire appeared, moving steadily on the melted ice. The fire was as big as a house, covering fifteen meters in length and six meters wide as it spread, getting larger and larger by the second.
You gotta be faster than that to catch me
, Sakura noted in her thought as she reached in her tools' holster. She brought out a small ball and tossed it into the air.
Besides, you have many weaknesses in your strategy.
The small ball erupted into bright light, illuminating everything as the black flames passed it.
And the flash of light passed, dimming down as Masumora stood where she was, gazing at the spot where Sakura was. Matsumora then glanced behind her, and saw Sakura, who wore a grim expression. She tried to move, but couldn't, finally realizing that Sakura had performed a paralysis jutsu on her.
"Sorry, I didn't want to do this," Sakura muttered as she brought down one of her special kunais to Matsumora's heart, who stood paralyzed, attempting to move, even if just an inch.
"But I can't afford to be merciful, not here."
And with that, Sakura beheaded the Shinobi who worked under Hisagi Onimsuha, Matsumora Anokichi.
Zara stood up from his kneeling position, ready to fulfill his tasks as his master, Hisagi, gazed at him. Just as he was about to exit the room, he stopped as he sensed something. Zara widened his eyes, and spun around to face Hisagi.
"My Lord, Matsumora--"
Hisagi nodded as he slowly smiled.
"I know, Zara. Apparently, she was killed by Light Clan Shinobi Sakura Helga.....it seems.....that there's more to my ex-student than it meets the eyes..."
He then glanced to his left, where a table was, in reach. The table, too, was sculpted out of ice, as it shone. There was nothing on the table except for a chessboard, where chess pieces lay. Hisagi then gently gripped a black piece, one of his own.
He slowly lifted it, and looked under it, where the name "Matsumora Anokichi
" was etched into. With dismissive eyes, he threw it behind him, as the chess piece crashed into the floor, breaking into pieces.
"You have outgrown your usefulness, Matsumora Anokichi." Lord Hisagi said, and glanced down at the black chess piece with the name "Allon Tosen
". He then glanced at piece right next to it, the white knight, with the name "Nui Onimusha
"Let's see if you can survive this, my son."
To B Continued
Chapter Forty: Part Two: Arrival
Sakura gazed quietly at the corpse of Matsumora. What used to be a human, who had friends, enemies, and goals was now just an empty shell in a pool of dark-red blood.
She then glanced at the steel chain that Matsumora had wielded just before her premised death. Somehow she controlled fire as well as create it with this...
, Sakura thought, and reached down at it.
I'll probably need this in the future..
Kaname stood, paralyzed in terror as he realized what had happened. Senso was before him, buried in a pile of snow, bleeding from wounds, as well as semi-unconscious.
"No way.." he muttered and then suddenly let out a howl of anger. Furiously, Kaname spun at Senso with fire in his eyes. He charged right out at Senso, his eyes burning in anger and his fist ready for the kill.
Just as he was bare centimeters within range of Senso's head, just as Kaname was about to launch his fist, a guaranteed kill, one person, who had seemingly appeared out of nowhere, came out to stop the rampaging Kaname.
"Looks like I made it in time," Kato said as he glanced at Kaname, who's hand was trapped in a small sphere made out of light, "anyways, who the hell are you?"
To be Continued