Kensei closed his eyes as he continued on his path forward he intensified his whistle, the once calming tune had turned to one far more chaotic, and militant it seemed, as he marched along to its cadence. He opened one eye looking ahead across the foggy bridge as a figure began to to materialize through the fog. Stopping he adjusted his stance to face the approaching individual, he watched curiously as they moved wondering if this was the start of his test. He recalled the letter he received not too long ago "Manage to successfully cross the bridge and meet with the individual on the other side. Your payment will be given at the end of your journey through." and wondered if the individual in front of him was offered the same reward. He chuckled out loud, loud enough for anyone in the vicinity watching to have heard, before walking forward closing the gap between them to about 5 meters from the center mark.
As he walked his ears flickered at the sound of a familiar voice. Realizing the figure hidden in the fog was someone he knew he shook his head in disappointment, the village once again running their own games. He stopped, attempting to see through the fog to prove his suspicions to be true, if he was correct it was the young lady Shizuka, he had met not too long ago. The village wouldn't allow a moment to pass by without pitting two fresh acquaintances against each other… "Its a cold world isn't it?" He scoffed closing his eyes for another moment letting out a deep sigh. "So it seems we are once again Pawns for Village games.. Our superiors have a habit of trying to prepare us for the unknown… I won't be surprised if they've pit us against one another to test our progress so far… How'd they bribe you out here anyway? You wouldn't happen to have some sake on you by any chance?"
He called out and asked, he hadn't yet started sobering up and had no intention of doing so if he had a say, it was annoying enough to be summoned in this fashion, but to be sober through another round of test was insufferable.
"Whoever is watching…."
He raised his hands out besides him as he called out to no one in particular. " Why don't you show yourself and end these trivial nuances…."
He paused for a moment waiting for a response, having received none he turned his attention back to the individual 18 meters in front of him.
"I guess it can't be helped huh. I enjoy a battle just like anyone else, but I hate to be a puppet pulled by strings….sigh… I will not dishonor you by refusing your challenge if this is what this is…. Shizuka"
Kensei widened his stance moving his right hand over the hilt of his Katana, his left hand reaching into his ninja bag, gripping a single free Kunai. Without a moment to waste he leaned forward sprinting full speed at his opponent. "I need a drink pretty bad right about now" He called out, hoping to end this quick so that he could collect his bounty. He rushed forward 5 meters before unsheathing his Katana from its scabbard which rested across his back, at the same time he reached out with his left hand launching the Kunai at Shizu from a distance, aimed at the right side of her torso. If she wasn't watching him closely he had hoped to distract her by unsheathing his katana then launching he Kunai as the blade came forward in front of him.
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