The Battle Begins

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Hey guys! It's Friday! *starts crying as that signals the end of my fall break* I think this was the only time I was sad about this day coming...ANYWHOO!~

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You know that feeling when you get sucker punched right in the gut? Like you can't breathe for a moment? That's what I felt when I read those three simple words of the scroll.

Eliminate them all.

My breathing became short gasps and I felt my world spin. Three words was all it took to bring me to my knees.

I looked up at Ayame and Ayumi to see that even they looked shocked and horrified. None of us could believe that leader-sama was asking three inexperienced genin to massacre an entire clan- no a village! This was way beyond the scope of a regular C-rank mission, and quite personally, I can't handle the job.

"What's the plan?" Ayumi asked.

"Y-You mean we're actually going to do it?!" I yelled at her.

"There's no other choice!" Ayumi snapped,  "We are shinobi! We were going to end up taking a life someday anyway."

I looked towards Ayame for support, but she just looked acceptant. She knew what a ninja was when she signed up to be one.

I, however, never signed up for this.

"I can't! You can't seriously ask me"


I shrank away from her.

"You don't understand," I murmured softly.

I come from a world where violence isn't the answer. Peace and love has been drilled into my head at a young age. Sure, there are still wars and famine in some countries, but not in Japan! My thoughts are on my future and my studies. I never once thought of having to fight someone. Even when I took that karate class last year, it still never registered in my head that I would actually have to use it on somebody. There is no way I can adapt to the whole 'normal to kill' thing.

"I understand one thing," she told me softly yet sternly, "you're a coward, and you're also not good enough to be my rival."

I felt a sort of shame build up inside me.


Before I could finish we had to jump out of the way of a kunai.

"PAPER BOMB!" Ayumi screeched and I quickly used my new evasion skills to fling myself out of the alley way my team and I were hiding at in one fluid motion. I heard the explosion behind me and my team and I were pushed forward by the force into the open.

"Well well, would you look at that?" A deep voice growled out, "looks like the rain village mice were listening in the whole time."

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