Name: Wild Animal Attack
Participants: Moon Village, Sun Village, Missing Ninja
Type: Group Mission
Reward: 25 EXP, 10 Ryo
Details: A dangerous wild animal has been spotted out in the area, terrorizing travelers or local villagers. Your mission is to hunt this animal, and either get it to leave the area or take it down. If it remains in the region it could cause major damage or even hurt someone, so it is important to remove the beast as delicately as possible.
Requirements: Each person must make at least 2, 400 word post.
"Take this time to realize that you always shut your eyes in the midst of trial."
That is what they said. He was oblivious of the meaning, but he took pride in the words. Hikari Usagi, one of the proud “Sons of the Usagi”, had breathed a deep breath into his nostrils that day when he had been assigned his first moderately ranked mission since leaving the Academy. Many times over, he did not think he would get his chance considering how careful the village had been. Even though he went to the Academy, there was a lingering doubt as he was overly aged for a student, and not to mention the frustration met as the proctors commented how he could not perform such simple Ninjutsu skills. He initially felt horrible about all these handicaps of his!
Not today! No!
Hikari had all the time to prove himself on this mission! He had taken careful notes in his head when they spoke to him about the mission. The predator was an animal on the trails of the River Basin who struck only at night! Night time was where he flourished best! He would have a big grin on his face the moment he would leave the Village Gates and head to the nearby basin. There was also one more note, however, that caught his attention: That he would not be working along.
He would be excited if he was not nervous!
Hikari had not worked with other shinobi before! He did simple missions by himself and demonstrated they were well below his ability! He did not have judgement, wandering eyes, nor a bitter retort to remind him how he was a part of the Usagi Clan! It was infuriating given how people already did not give him a chance, so he was wondering how this interaction would go? His heart beat faster with each parkouring from tree to tree until his powerful ears could hear the sound of the flowing water within the distance.
“I-I think I am here…”
His eyes were not reliable, so he could not see anything. Though he made careful note in his head for the rendezvous point that he would meet with the shinobi. A clearing was not far from the basin as there had been a number of noticeable features he would take note of even without eyes. The paths were beaten and ran closely to the nearby river, and not to mention the wild life within the area was sparse. He could barely hear the sound of a nearby bird much less the scampering feet of a small squirrel or raccoon which were more common in other areas.
“I-I should try to make a first impression…” He would tug at his Flak Jacket. “...I-I wonder if he will even like me...or she?”
Hikari was worried! He was looking like any other usual Usagi Clan member even with his jacket that was printed with the insignia from the village. He still wore the traditional grab beneath the jacket. His colors were a signature black Kimono that hugged his body tightly and was bound with a white ribbon upon the backside just above his back. It was cut short to show the mesh guarding his legs from hips all the way down to his ankles that were overlapped by the straps of the signature high heel Geta the clan balanced on. His lower back side was crowned with a ball of cotton that was sewn there like all the Usagi clan outfits, and his head was crowned with the signature Usagi No Mimi. He would touch the faux rabbit ears that were bands and thin metal that were covered with thick white pelt. His arms were sleeveless which was easier to work his fingers through his hair to make sure none of the band was exposed.
“Good!” He chimed, “I look good...right?”
He frowned realizing he was talking to himself. It was a terrible habit! He missed having any of the summons by his side being for casual. He knew he had to be careful and summon them at appropriate times seeing as they were limited with how long they could stay by his side. The village was on alert and Grandmother was paranoid! Herself and Moka, the boss of the contract, would always need the rabbits to look into the murders that were happening in the village.
“Even Grandmother seems to be concerned lately…”
A horrifying thought if anyone knew the promiscuous Queen of Chaos within the Usagi Clan. Hikari’s head would lower as it was weighed by these deep thoughts. So enamored with his concerns, he would not have noticed if someone were coming at that moment.