The Hunter Ambushed- 1st Division Struck
Collab of Ganryu and Gero
Kaija looked around and saw that his men were hidden well. Most of them were plain mercenary's. They were waiting and laying down in a ambush but there was one person standing on the road, waiting to surprise the Konoha troops of the First Division. It was man, who looked like Hiron...No, it was Hiron, but then with the outfit of a Sand jounin. Kajja was hiding in the tree near the ''fake Hiron'' and smiled. His puppets were a bit special, as they were once living people. Captured shinobi from both the Leaf as the Cloud during the war and turned into puppets by Kajja as he and a special research team had studied the fighting style and jutsu of their enemy. Though lately, for preparing the war they had spied on several other people and made dolls by them. Kajja held his laughter in, because those people who were used for the latest dolls weren't prisoners but volunteers...Zealots who wanted to make the Kazekage proud and bring glory to the Sand. They had some puppets who were built after some people of both the Leaf as the Cloud. Attacking the incoming Leaf ninja would be an excellent chance for him to stock up on 'material' for new puppets. Prisoners, zealots, whoever it was, so long as he had resources, puppets would be made.
The reason why Kajja didn't pulled his best card out, a puppet of Zakito, was simply because this was a ambush to lure the First Division of Konoha to chase them. Though the Hiron puppet was quite valuable to Kajja, as it was a strong one, it was needed to keep the Division leader busy. Kajja knew he would have to count on the mercenary's and the genin and chuunin that were under his command as he would have to keep clear sight on his Hiron puppet. Though his puppets looked like real people, what was actually the case as they were once real people, and they could mimic some high ranked, till A ranked jutsu, jutsu that their example could do, they had some weak spots.
They couldn't hide weapons in their body like other puppets and once damaged, they would have to be taken away, because they were very expensive as valuable. Also, Kajja needed to keep clear sights on the puppet. He thought of the plan again.
They would attempt to strike swiftly with throwing smoke bombs and such and then he would keep the Division leader busy, while the others would try to capture as many genin and such as they could. Kajja knew that it would for sure lure the Hokage out...Everyone knew that he was very protective and what else would make him more desperate then the threat that they would kill their young hostages? Kajja then saw somebody signalling that the Konoha forces were nearby and Kajja chuckled...The show would begin.
The Hiron puppet just stood in the middle of the path and waited for them to notice him. Once Kajja would recognize the Division Captain, he would proceed with his attack, but his troops wouldn't wait...Already they were sneaking and preparing themselves to charge. Suddenly a horn was sounded and smoke bombs and such were thrown while men with weapons charged the Konoha troops.
Surprised by the sudden ambush the Leaf nin still prepared themselves and attacked back. There was only something odd. Only from the Konoha side jutsu were shot and thrown at the approaching Sand nin. It was clear to the Leaf nin that these were just paid thugs and what not. Still they tried to overwhelm the surprised Shinobi of the Leaf.
A whole group charged at their spot and soon the fight was all around them. Several swords and axeman were trying to capture or wound Kensuke and Tsubasa. Five other were charging at Matsuri.
Matsuri was shocked as they had come just outside her limited byakugan range. There was reason for her title of 'Talentless Hyuga'. While she had compensated, and grown relatively strong with quick wit and improvision, her byakugan was extremely weak. The range and detail were subpar, and having one Byakugan eye only worsened it. Matsuri was just as surprised as everyone else. Lost in thought, she was a bit behind the other two as the men attacked, forcing her slightly away from the others.
One of the man laughed and lifted his axe to tried to hit Matsuri her side. If she still remembered it, it almost looked like she was fighting Vix again. Matsuri jumped back to avoid the ax, further separating herself from her teammates, not by choice, but being forced. His axe movements seemed all to familiar, and she had at least learned somewhat the lessons of fighting an axe user.
The others encircled Matsuri and also had a grin on their face as they would attack one by one.
Dancing around them, barely she avoided death again and again, not having time to dance and counter as was her style. She didn't even have time to take off her blindfold, and use her Sharingan to help her. Trying to escape the roulette of attacks, she jumped downwards, at the ground, trying to just escape them, landing a level below in the trees before they started off an attack at her.
Suddenly two of them jumped in her direction. One tried to stab her with a spear, forcing her to trying to evade the attack while the other tried to grab her. The other three readied themselves to also jump in if they had to.
As the man tried to lance her, she grabbed onto it with a jump, being taken with it, and her other palm struck straight at the one trying to grab her as he jumped.
Gentle Fist: Vaccuum Palm
She fired a vaccuum of air straight at his chest to try and push him off. Every movement she had was precious against five men, she couldn't afford to worry about chakra. She was still in the air, holding onto the spear afterwards
The man cursed as Matsuri's attacked had hit him and was blown back. The man with the spear also cursed and tried to hit her with a fist strike while the other three men were closing by, one holding a long rope, and ready to jump at the little girl.
In midair, and unable to dodge the incoming fist, Matsuri got hit hard, flying from it, landing against a treebranch before falling down. As she fells, a branch grabbed her blindfold off for her. She landed on the ground below, and looked at her attackers, with both her byakugan, AND sharingan. She tried to look threatening as she caught her breath from the punch that had winded her. She knew the reputation of both the Sharingan and Byakugan ought be enough at least to make them hesistate.
Suddenly one of the man looked pale and tried to run away, while a other screamed he should come back. The one with the axe ran at her and tried to hit her with the blade of his weapon, but it was clear he wavered at the last moment, even looking worried. He was maybe thinking where a kid both got the Sharingan and the Byakugan, thus making his attack not going that fluid and fast.
The man attacking gave her intimidating facade away, as she had only just caught her breath when he struck, and wavered, and couldn't do anything but jump back, despite the clear opening he was giving. But every movement of his was starting to get captured. She could see his movements again and again in her head. If she had less people around her, she knew she could take him out in an instant. But there was still the others around him. This was bad. Was this what war was? For every person pushed away, there seemed more. She'd read that in books at her house, but she never really knew what that meant. Now she was facing 5 ninja's on her own. She looked in the distance the fighting that was happening. This was bad, she was too far apart to get any help.
The man with the axe laughed as he saw the girl making no move to dodge his attack and even turned his axe, that the blunt side would hit her. After all, they wanted to take her alive, if that was possible. Matsuri got hit with the blunt side of the axe even after jumping back, rolling backwards from the blow, and coughing as she slowed to a stop, and putting her hand over mouth. She couldn't win, and she knew it. There were just too many. None should couldn't take out by themselves, but together it was too much. She jumped away, and started running, her Byakugan active to those behind her, though it all seemed a blur. Infront of her, her sharingan started memorizing everything, important and no. She had to get out of there, that was her only option, she saw the end of the treeline, relatively close to where she was, in the distance, she saw a shrine, maybe she could lose them in there?
"Kensuke.... Tsubasa..... you'd both better be doing better than I am."
Images started stacking in her head. Every movement of the axe man's. Every thing of her surroundings, infront and behind, every leave she saw falling. Suddenly a chain wrapped around her ankles and waist, which made her fall to the ground. Somebody landed behind her but didn't made any sound and walked up to her. Slowly he walked up to her and turned her around. One normal eye and a left sharingan eye looked to her.
Matsuri looked at him, seeing him in full detail, about ready to land a blow when she looked at the face with both eyes, it was familiar, stopping her palm.
The last thing she saw before a swift blow to the head took her to a realm of blackness. The last thing she would feel was how she was being lifted from the ground.
At the battle
The Sand nin were trying to capture more and the battle wasn't finished yet. The puppet of Hiron was weaving handseals and Lightning was gathered at his right hand and he made a throwing movement with his hand. Chidori Senbon
He was facing against two Leaf shinobi who barely could make their stand against the puppet, which didn't seemed to tire or suffer any pain. Kajja only smiled and kept a eye out for who the First Division Leader could be. He would try to give his troops some time before they would regroup.