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24 August 2005 @ 10:00 pm
Encounter.  
Kakashi Solo Mission
Location: Between Konoha and the western outpost
(~Long-delayed post for Kakashi's 'leave of absence'~)

I must be getting soft, sitting around Konoha all this time.

It wasn’t actually true, as he had relentlessly kept up his own training even while tutoring Team 7. Kunai and other shinobi weapons still fit in his hands with great familiarity, and few could come close to his talent for split-second decisions and strategy. Still, he was no longer living on a diet of battle-honed reflexes and hair-triggered senses, the staple characteristics of all ANBU members. The jounin supposed he should be thankful for that, as the constant ache of tensed muscles between his shoulder blades had finally subsided, and he could now sleep through the whole night-- albeit lightly. Yet shinobi were killed regularly for -not- being on their guard, and so Kakashi didn’t like growing accustomed to peace and quiet.

Especially as he was on his first outbound mission since the Wave Country.

And we all know how well that one turned out.

Indeed, it seemed that he -was- slipping. The jounin quickly fingered the scrolls Iruka had given him, ensuring that they were still secured on his person. The details were straightforward: find Asuma, change the seals, and hand the documents over. Kakashi briefly wondered what all the secrecy was about, and why -he- had to deliver them in person. Maa, Sandaime-sama probably has his reasons, best just to focus on the mission and prevent my thoughts from drifting. He leapt easily from branch to branch, the preferred shinobi method of covering ground quickly. And it certainly didn’t wear him out as quickly as full-on running from the ground.

He squinted at the sun’s position, and decided that he was roughly halfway to the outpost. Perhaps he could even arrive back at Konoha before evening. And hopefully avoid Naruto until he cooled down, as the hyper genin would soon come to the conclusion that his sensei had stood him up for training. It really couldn’t be helped… I’ll make it up to them once I return. They should be ready to do some advanced jutsu by now, anyway. Perhaps the chuunin exam isn’t too far of a stretch for their abilities… but I’d rather know for certain than act in doubt.

…..

The trade-off had proceeded smoothly. Asuma had met him on the outskirts, and stood guard while Kakashi had performed the elaborate jutsu to release and re-key the seals to the other jounin’s touch. When asked if he planned on neglecting his students forever, though, Asuma quietly exchanged the scrolls and gave Kakashi a warning glance that stated, ‘Don’t pry, for you won’t find out anything more from me.” Kakashi had nodded and wished him good hunting for the missing-nin.

The outright shock on Asuma’s bearded face had been worth it, as Kakashi disappeared in a puff of smoke (also unnecessary, but it made for an impressive departure). He was hardly oblivious to the workings of Konoha’s darker operations, like Asuma was. Missing-nin, although rare, were certainly not out of Kakashi’s realm of expertise. It was mentioned in the last meeting, and Sandaime was to follow up on sending out jounin… I guess that is what all the secrecy was about.

It wouldn’t do, after all, to let all the genin know that perhaps, one day, they would be hunted down by former teammates.

… heh, and Asuma certainly dressed the part. Armed to the teeth and grimly expecting the worse… how different from his usual laid-back manner. Kakashi only hoped that someone had warned the other jounin that he wouldn't have a chance to use most of the weapons.

Just a little before the midpoint, Kakashi was sure that someone-- more than one-- was shadowing him. He had anticipated the trouble, of course, but this seemed just a bit too… predictable for his tastes. Four- no, five shinobi at chuunin-level, judging from the chakra he sensed. He -could- stop and summon Pakkun to assist him, but then a direct confrontation would be inevitable. And although he would probably win, spontaneous battles were always unpredictable, especially when compared to careful preparation and strategy.

And Kakashi was, above all else, a master of strategy.

Besides, he had been traveling all day, and -they- were still relatively fresh. It wasn't long before he reached the destination he had in mind, and concealed himself behind a tree. His adversaries would not be fooled, but Kakashi had a lot more in mind than simple evasion. Closing his eyes, he directed heightened senses to the oncoming party, and waited. Ahh… they move well in unison, but one is slightly ahead of the others. Overeager, I take it… It would be quite an exploit, indeed, to personally deliver the head of the infamous Copy Ninja to whichever village these shinobi were from. The jounin, shrouded in the late afternoon's shadows, allowed himself a slight smile.

The two vanguards trailing behind the group-- in the classical "V" formation, as with most five-man teams-- quickly succumbed to simple traps, activated by the exploding sheets of paper Kakashi had set earlier that morning. They were down-- not mortally wounded, but the jounin hadn't been aiming for that extreme. The team predictably faltered, torn between aiding their teammates and carrying out the mission.

Such lack of discipline. Their mistake.

They glanced back, and thus missed the rather blunt log swinging before him. Kakashi would have never attempted this with craftier enemies, but even he could not argue the effectiveness of the ploy, especially with the resounding thud that sent the trees shivering. And the smaller grunts and sounds of things breaking as the chuunin fell towards the ground. But it seemed the first had eluded that fate, partially from luck of being -just- ahead of his comrades.

Kakashi leapt from his hiding place as the enemy shinobi finally came into view, scattering various weapons that would have made Ten-Ten envious in his general direction. Kuso… He managed to evade all of them without a scratch, twisting wildly in the air--

But not the shinobi, who suddenly appeared behind Kakashi, plunging a kunai deep into his back.

The log's back, if one could call it that. Kakashi-- the real one, this time-- employed the same technique and teleported behind the stunned chuunin. They landed; the shinobi facedown in the dust, Kakashi rising up from an easy crouch. And yes, book already flipped to the appropriate page. "Nice day for a stroll, isn't it?"

The gasping chuunin turned his head-- Stone insignia… but why?-- and snarled. "Obedient little coward! So this is how the great have fallen-- the Copy Ninja now a drooling hound for his master!"

Kakashi calmly stepped on the pressure point on the figure's lower back and kept reading. "So…" he said between expletives and plenty of writhing, "I do hope your teammates are all right." He looked up and abruptly leapt back as three kunai sped towards him. At least three survived… no, all, I see the fourth limping in. Maybe I should have made traps of a more vicious nature. He reached for his own kunai, other hand still holding up Icha Icha Paradise.

But the Sand chuunin simply picked up their injured teammate, glared at him vilely, and departed.

Kakashi blinked. I wonder what that was all about… Maa, playtime's over, I should be getting back to the village now. Maybe Sandaime can make some sense out of this. I hope it doesn't come to war between Leaf and Stone…
 
 
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chuunin_iruka on August 25th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
[Location: Academy hallway; mid-afternoon]
*glances up from the unrolled scroll in his hand as he walks along*

Kakashi-sensei. Successful mission, I take it?
Hatake Kakashi: wtfecchi_copynin on August 25th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Academy hallway; mid-afternoon]
*deep musings* I still wonder about the Stone shinobi... up until now we've had amiable relations with them. Hrn... *looks up at Iruka's greeting* Ah, Iruka-sensei. Hai, Asuma received the scrolls without incident. I still need to deliver the documents he passed on to me to Shiranui-san. ^.\ And how was your day?
chuunin_iruka on August 25th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Academy hallway; mid-afternoon]
*rerolls his scroll* Children and work as usual. *chuckles* The plans for the conference are finalized so that's one less thing to worry about.

He looks like he's in one piece. Sandaime-sama didn't tell me much about the mission; only that it was important that Asuma-sensei receive those scrolls.

Don't worry; I promise it will be painless. *grins*
Hatake Kakashiecchi_copynin on August 25th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Academy hallway; mid-afternoon]
Oh yes, I had forgotten about those... how comforting that Sandaime gave me a single day to recover. ... Wonderful, I have full confidence in your planning skills, Iruka-sensei. The available forces in Konoha are sufficient, I take it? And even if they weren't, we'd have to make do... like always.
chuunin_iruka on August 25th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Academy hallway; mid-afternoon]
Well, other than the few chuunin teachers available, there's just you, Genma and the two teams. Oh, right. I've also pulled in TenTen-chan and another genin; Kabuto-kun. It should be enough.

To be honest, I'd almost wish for the ANBU to take care of the whole thing. *sighs wearily*
Hatake Kakashiecchi_copynin on August 25th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Academy hallway; mid-afternoon]
*chuckle* Iruka-sensei, those numbers are never available enough for these types of events. But we shall have to make do... the ANBU shall be on high alert, of course, but they also have a variety of places to cover outside Konoha. I think we're to expect less of their assistance than preceding years, actually. No surprise, with the high level of jounin stationed here right now.
chuunin_iruka on August 25th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Academy hallway; mid-afternoon]
Easy for you to say; you're not the one organizing everyone.

*tucks the scroll in his pouch and laces his fingers behind his head* In all honesty, I'm going to enjoy the few hours of peace I'll have today before my meeting with the Hokage this afternoon. I'll worry about the conference tomorrow.

*grins* The ANBU would be a nice addition, though. But as you said, we'll just make do with what's there.
Hatake Kakashiecchi_copynin on August 25th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Academy hallway; mid-afternoon]
Heh, true enough... and I am very glad for that, indeed!

Hn, you mentioned Kabuto-kun earlier. I believe I have had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Impressing young man, and extremely capable. May I suggest using him for one of the more serious tasks... with Shiranui-san's supervision, of course?

Hai, I believe there will be no more than two on hand at any given time. But I shall be in contact with them of course, so that's one part of the organization you won't have to worry about. ^.\ I hope they send some of my old friends... gods, it's been a while.
Re: [Location: Academy hallway; mid-afternoon] - chuunin_iruka on August 25th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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chuunin_iruka on August 26th, 2005 05:51 am (UTC)
So . . . you'd force them into the chuunin exam as some sort of replacement A mission? What -- What kind of thinking is that? What the hell is he trying to prove?

*swallows the rest of his sake, feeling it burn his throat* There are other ways to test the skills of recent graduates, Kakashi-san.

Less foolish ones.
Hatake Kakashiecchi_copynin on August 26th, 2005 05:58 am (UTC)
No. I'd "force them into the chuunin exam" so they may receive the proper missions as according to their abilities. Missions they will -not- receive, regardless of how talented they are, at the genin stage.

*chuckles* Oh, but I -am- confident of their skills, Iruka-sensei. As are they. ... and you?
chuunin_iruka on August 26th, 2005 06:12 am (UTC)
*grinds his teeth* That . . . makes some sense. Still, it's far too early for them.

And why do I get the feeling he's nearly mocking me for this? *pours another cup of sake* They have the basis for the skills but the chuunin exam is too extreme a test for someone at that stage. But I suppose what I think doesn't matter in the end. A jounin's word is final; isn't it, Kakashi-sensei? *sips at his cup*

Naruto, I'm sorry. I just don't know if you're ready for this yet. *presses the heel of his empty hand to his eye*
Hatake Kakashi: seriousecchi_copynin on August 26th, 2005 06:18 am (UTC)
It would be unthinkable for typical genin to be considered for the exam, yes. But we both know they are not average in any way, Iruka-sensei. Sasuke is the sole living Uchiha clan member who still acknowledges himself as theirs, and Sakura is perhaps one of the brightest minds the Academy has seen for years. And I do not need to remind you of your... first-hand experience with Naruto, hn? *watches Iruka intently*

*continues quietly* Perhaps, but the person sitting across from me hardly thinks so. Why are you so afraid for them, Iruka-sensei? No-- for -him-, I should say. *takes a sip himself, with Iruka's gaze averted*
chuunin_iruka on August 26th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
Not average. No, they aren't average. It's why I thought they'd work together so well. But they can't even handle that right now. If they can't rely on each other, how can they survive . . . that?

I admit I'm closer to Naruto than I should be but that has nothing to do with any of this. *sets his empty sake cup down rather harshly* It's my experience as an instructor only. I'm concerned for them. As any decent instructor should be.

I need to hold my tongue. I'm coming dangerously close to insulting a jounin. Former ANBU at that. Sandaime-sama will have my head if he finds out. *grimaces and avoids Kakashi's gaze*
Hatake Kakashi: seriousecchi_copynin on August 26th, 2005 06:40 am (UTC)
*mild surprise, quirked eyebrow* You care for Naruto, that much is plain on your face. Yet, I do believe you are mixing personal involvement with your role as an Academy instructor, Iruka-sensei. They are no longer children, and need to face the realities of shinobi life. Do you honestly believe that Sasuke and Naruto will be able to handle another year of training for the sake of finding lost kittens or weeding gardens? *sets his cup down soundlessly, in direct contrast*

They are growing restless even now-- and that sort of restlessness, as you well know, is extremely dangerous. It could lead a person into trying to obtain greater power, regardless of friendship. *watches as that barb digs in*
chuunin_iruka on August 26th, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
*frowns and reddens at the admonishment* No longer children. That's . . . I know that's true. You can't be a child for long and still claim to be shinobi. But is it so horrible to want to keep that? *mumbles and turns his gaze* No, they wouldn't.

*flinches and curls his hand into a fist* If I didn't know any better, I'd think you were implying something with that, Kakashi-sensei. *glares at the jounin, hands shaking*

Hatake Kakashi: seriousecchi_copynin on August 26th, 2005 06:56 am (UTC)
*leans back in his chair and crosses his arms casually* So. There it is. What do you mean, Iruka-sensei? I am stating that if the personal ambitions of shinobi are disregarded, bonds of friendship could easily turn into more unhealthy symptoms. Am I not correct in saying so?
chuunin_iruka on August 26th, 2005 07:03 am (UTC)
*forces his hand flat against the table*

So. You're implying that I'm trying to hold Naruto back. Is that it? That I would sacrifice his success, his progress for my own reasons? *tension vibrates in his shoulders* You don't know a damn thing about me, jounin.
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_shinkon on August 29th, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)
[Location: Street outside Iruka's apartment, late afternoon]
*walking home, humming a dissonant little tune to himself* It's always so damnably light here. Some sort of ironic coincidence? If every village had such characteristic weather, Sound--is that...? That's Kakashi. What's he doing here? He lives on the other side of town from here, doesn't he?

Visiting someone, most likely. But that...doesn't seem likely at all. A relative? An obligation, possibly. ...This is all irrelevant. I should leave off speculation in that area. Then again, he's the only one who suspects me. I should prepare for a worst-case scenario.

...Besides,
something interesting in Konoha is worth pursuing.

Kakashi-san! *raises a hand in greeting* Good afternoon. I wasn't aware you lived around here.

Hatake Kakashiecchi_copynin on August 29th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Street outside Iruka's apartment, late afternoon]
Damnit, that's the last thing I need to complete my evening... mission, ambush, a drunk sensei, and now this. Doesn't he have anything better to do than wander the streets...? *mild irritation, but doesn't show it*

Ah, konbanwa, Kabuto-san. ^.\ I was just escorting a friend home. And you?
_shinkon on August 29th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Street outside Iruka's apartment, late afternoon]

I was just heading home myself. My apartment's a few blocks from here. He seems slightly tense. Wonder what 'friend' that was.
Hatake Kakashi: wtfecchi_copynin on August 29th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Street outside Iruka's apartment, late afternoon]
Back from another day of training, I take it? You've been working very hard, Kabuto-san. ^.\ And are in line to receive the award for Konoha's Oldest Genin... Any improvements?
_shinkon on August 29th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Street outside Iruka's apartment, late afternoon]

Unfortunately. I'm getting extremely sick of Misumi. He needs to stop whining and focus for two seconds. I wonder what Orochimaru-sama told him before we went, for him to be so impatient. He's not very useful. I'm sure that perversity of a jutsu is effective enough, but I don't expect he or Yoroi are going to survive this particular mission Think so. *shrugs* Nice of you to ask. ^^
Hatake Kakashi: wtfecchi_copynin on August 29th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Street outside Iruka's apartment, late afternoon]
Tight-lipped, hn? We'll see about that... Ah, good. Any specific part of the training you're having diffuculties with? ^.\
_shinkon on August 29th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Street outside Iruka's apartment, late afternoon]

Not particularly, no. It's going prety well. ^^ We were trying to identify what our individual problems were regarding the chuunin exam, and it seems to me I just don't do well under pressure. ^^; That's just something to concentrate on when I come to it, so...
Hatake Kakashiecchi_copynin on August 29th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
Re: [Location: Street outside Iruka's apartment, late afternoon]
How fun! ^.\ I wish you luck in the exam coming up, I'm sure you'll do fine. Who is your instructor, by the way...? I thought I knew every instructor in Konoha... hrm...