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> Path to Enlightenment, Well outside village walls
Vivian Hyuuga
 Posted: May 10 2018, 12:53 PM
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The sun had barely begun to rise when the red clad ANBU arrived. She had previously marked the location in preparation for today with her seal and as such the act of making her way down here was performed with but a thought. Unable to locate her training partner Vivian shrugged and began working on a series of stretches while she waited.

There was precious little on this plot of land which was precisely why it had been chosen. Both herself and Zau were looking to let loose for awhile and bring to bear new techniques that had yet to be tested. There was nowhere in the village that would be safe to do such a thing. Should either of them misfire... they were both well past the point where all it would cause is a few broken bones.

Setting herself down on the ground Vivian began to meditate with her eyes closed once her stretches were done. On the outside she seemed perfectly calm and unperturbed, her breathing slowing steadily until it would seem almost as though she had stopped. Only the slight movement of her bangs in the windless environment gave away the illusion.

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Uchiha, Zau
 Posted: May 12 2018, 12:04 PM
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Zau didn't have any flashy entrance jutsu he could use, nor did he feel the need to hide his presence. Besides, it was the desert-there would be nothing for miles around, except for the man steadily walking towards the prearranged training ground.

At his present pace, it would take Zau about five minutes to reach Vivian, but if the delay bothered him, it didn't show on his face. Not that he was close enough to anyone for anyone to have noticed, but still, he was not possessed of any particular sense of urgency at the moment.

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When he finally did arrive, he would dab at his sweaty forehead with his sleeve, cleaning himself up a bit. He arrived fully stocked as he would be for a mission, his sword on his hip and his censer dangling from his left arm. The bandages around his forearms held the seals for his Shuriken. He noted that he hardly used shuriken anymore-not the usual sort, anyways.

"How's it going, Viv?"

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Vivian Hyuuga
 Posted: May 13 2018, 08:48 AM
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Vivian heard Zau approaching well before he arrived but made no move to acknowledge it. From how he was walking with no hurry he was clearly in no rush, and it wasn't as if she needed him to. Not until her fellow teammate was within talking distance and greeted her would she stir from her meditation. Getting up slowly first to one knee and then standing she looked him over.

"Can't complain, been worse. You? Ready to do this?"

It was a frivolous question judging from the armament he carried with him but she never did know what to say when it came to small talk. She'd much rather have a conversation with purpose or not at all, although there were some she made an exception for out of respect for what they'd been through together. Reaching into her equipment pouch and pulling out her forehead protector she fastened it in its proper place. While in service to the ANBU her usual habit was to not have it at all as it was simply a liability. Now was a different matter with only herself and her friend here.

Taking a small sip of water from a flask held at her side she held the liquid in her mouth as if savoring it before swallowing slowly. Knowing Zau she wasn't going to get to hold back much and it wouldn't do to get sick in the middle of their spar, but neither would it be a good idea to go into it dehydrated. Holding out the flask to see if he wanted a drink too she'd wait for his response to her earlier question.

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Uchiha, Zau
 Posted: May 15 2018, 03:40 AM
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Zau shook his head no in regard to the water. He was plenty hydrated, despite his walk and the sweat. In any case, he didn't see much of a reason for it; chasing after Vivian, he knew, was a useless venture anyways, so this event of theirs would likely be relatively low-effort, at least as far as physical movement went. It would be mostly mental exhaustion here, he knew.

"I suppose so. Be quick with your teleports, and go wide when you do. The things I want to try out are a bit more...explodey."

Zau shrugged and put his hands together in a seal, eager to get this process started. Five clones burst to life around his body. Two clones darted forward, each intent on attacking Vivian with taijutsu; specifically, one would be attacking low with a Hiji [Elbow] aimed at the spot just above her knee, the other would be attacking high with a Mawashigeri [Roundhouse Kick] aimed at her face.

Two of the clones Zau created that sat down and began absorbing Natural chakra. Zau and the last remaining clone performed a series of handseals and each extended their right hands towards Vivian. A pair of spectral hands manifested behind Vivian; one grabbed at her hair, the other wrapped its fingers around the back of her throat. (Chakarate [Chakra Open Hand]) Neither was especially strong, but Zau didn't need strength, he just needed Vivian to be...held up (HA) a moment.

The fight was on!

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Vivian Hyuuga
 Posted: May 15 2018, 05:19 AM
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Vivian shrugged in a movement that basically said 'suit yourself' before tossing the water and its container to the side. No point in carrying it around unless she planned to drown Zau in a flasks worth of liquid. Smirking at his comment she held out both hands palms facing upwards.

"Aren't I always?"

As clones burst forth around Zau the first thing Vivian did was activate her Byakugan. It had been some time since that... incident. She still hadn't found the time or indeed the words to talk about it with her friends, and perhaps the right time would never come. The only way to describe it was downright eerie with what looked like another transparent Zau imposed over the actual Zau. The light it gave off was brighter than most, at least most in their line of work. Looking at her own ethereal form extending just past her skin it was clear the light shone much dimmer. She had no idea what exactly that meant but she was willing to bet it probably wasn't a good thing.

Tugging loose one of the sasumata from its holster on her back Vivian walked leisurely forward as the duo of clones closed in. With the clone aiming near her knee with its elbow being horrendously unbalanced by the act it was attempting to perform and the other clone being off to the side in clear cleaving territory it would look obvious what her plan would be as her weapon begun to swing in a deadly diagonal arc that would cut through both clones lowermost clone first. However the chakra hands that materialized in her vicinity posed a problem that didn't have a graceful solution unless she cheated just a little bit.

Utilizing the seal that was already present on Zau from over a year ago Vivian would teleport behind him and let go of the sasumata in a direct trajectory for the sitting clones as the weapon spun in a deadly arc. Her other hand would be on Zau-prime's shoulder where the seal was but thanks to her Light Touch that physical contact was unlikely to be detected. Moreover unless the gathering clones had exceptional spidey-senses she felt confident enough the thrown sasumata would deal with the chakra generators, and if not it wasn't as if she could deny Zau that resource the entire fight. Delaying it was enough for now.

The same hand that threw the sasumata would in that same motion reach around to the front of Zau's throat with an untagged kunai now in its place, the smaller weapon smoothly sliding in place from its concealed location in her sleeve to her hand where she used it to lightly tap his bare skin. Vivian's voice carried a tone of annoyance as she seemed to chastise him for his choice of technique.

"You know how I feel about grabby hands. That's not how you treat a lady."

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Uchiha, Zau
 Posted: May 15 2018, 10:06 AM
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"Well, in my experience, ladies don't usually point sharp things at people's necks."

Vivian had slashed at the approaching clones, easily incapacitating them just as Zau expected. He hadn't expected her to deal with his absorbing clones quite so quickly, but it wasn't entirely out of the question to seriously catch him off-guard. However, Vivian had neglected to deal with the fifth clone, the one that, along with Zau, had attempted to wield the chakra hand against Viv.

That clone thrust its arm forward, releasing a flock of sparrows from within its sleeve via the Sen'ei Suzume [Hidden Shadow Sparrows]. These sparrows dove towards Vivian, with a few intentionally diving for the kunai at Zau's throat. Their wings were coated with Wind-type chakra, allowing them to cut like a passing shuriken as they flew past. Zau dashed towards his birds as they kept the offending kunai at bay, relying on the sparrows to cover his retreat towards his remaining clone.

Said clone hopped up as Zau dove in; Zau reached up and grabbed the clone's shirt and tossed it forward after the birds (Bunshin Taiatari [Clone Body Blow]), and the clone simultaneously reached for its sword. It would bring the blade to bear across Vivian's arm with an Omotegiri [Front Beheading] as it flew through the air, following the wake of the sparrows.

Of course, it was a blunted sword-but even so, a solid blow would hurt like hell-metal was still metal, after all.

Immediately after tossing the clone, Zau would re-manifest his Chakarate [Chakra Open Hand], grasping Vivian's discarded sasumata with the spectral hand and tossing it back to Zau. Zau spun on the ball of his foot, using his other leg to strike and spin the sasumata, before catching it with his right hand and twirling the weapon quickly behind his back, suddenly stopping its rotation against his own back. He extended his left hand outwards towards Vivian, now in a proper stance. The "blades" of the sasumata were positioned against Zau's back, ready to be used against Vivian should she try the "appear behind Zau's back" trick again.

"So that seal of yours is still there, after all this time? I have to admit, that's pretty annoying."

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Vivian Hyuuga
 Posted: May 16 2018, 01:25 AM
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"Clearly you're spending your time with the wrong kinds of ladies."

Vivian released Zau as he broke free to get to his clone, her hands forming a seal that both of them would be very familiar with. Nine clones would come to life around her, the first of which would stand directly in front of her and take the brunt of the sparrow jutsu. Using its enhanced durability while estimating that it only had a few seconds left to last the same clone would charge to meet Zau's sword wielding clone with a kunai in hand drawn from its sleeve. Unlike the last one Vivian had pulled out this one had an exploding tag wrapped around the handle that would be hidden by her hand until the moment she detonated it, which would be as soon as she was in range and certain to get hit by the sword.

The main body would use this time to form a short set of handseals this time causing water to build up in the air around them until the resultant [Hidden Mist] shrouded her actions. It was an old trick, but one she had only gotten better at as time wore on. All of her remaining clones would spread out and keep their distance waiting for their marks. They weren't interested in attacking Zau but would instead track down and assassinate any Zau clones that seemed to be interested in gathering chakra. Of course, their senses weren't perfect. They only had their hearing to work with, going so far as to close their eyes to further heighten that sense. Any stationary target that wasn't one of them would incite suspicion.

"As far as I know that seal will never fade. None of them will."

Vivian's voice came from the same place behind Zau relative to him as last time, but that was only thanks to her [Sound Throwing Technique]. Meanwhile her actual body was directly above him in an upside-down position. Aiming to strike at his head with a [Leopard Paw] Vivian would vanish the same way she appeared to somewhere else within the mist.

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Uchiha, Zau
 Posted: May 17 2018, 11:29 AM
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Zau sighed at the revelation that the seal was always going to be there-his fights with Vivian were going to become a good deal more exhausting than they used to be. Zau flicked his wrist, reflexively sending the sasumata out away from his back, in case Vivian came from that direction. Immediately after, Zau brought the sasumata to bear in front of him, while he ducked forward. He didn't know where Vivian was going to be attacking from, but he knew it was no longer safe to stay still. He'd seen the multiple angles Vivian could attack someone from with that seal. His best choice-especially since she was using THAT DAMNED MIST-was to keep on the move.

When Zau came out of his roll, he spun on his heel and swung the sasumata up, then continued his spin and released the the weapon, letting it soar towards one of the sets of footprints he heard. As he released the weapon, he allowed one of the blades to graze his thumb-a mistake to a novice, a shortcut to a master. He performed a series of handseals and executed another roll away from his position and most of the footfalls, placing his hand on the floor as he rolled.

A burst of smoke would be Sasaki's greeting. Sasaki looked around lazily before realizing he couldn't see anything. He nodded-he knew now why Zau had summoned him. Sasaki waddled in place, turning his body around to face away from Zau. Sasaki beat his wings once, releasing his Daikamaitachi no Jutsu [Great Sickle Weasel Technique] in the direction of most of Vivian's clones. The technique was powerful enough to level whole sections of forest; no matter how durable Vivian's clones were, it would be enough to cut them apart. More importantly though, it would serve to momentarily disperse the mist in that area. Sasaki rode the backdraft of the technique, letting it carry him into the sky. "Who is it this time, Zau?"

Zau skid to a halt and reversed his run, heading towards the thinned section of mist after the blades of wind fell away. At least here, he could see for a few moments. "Just Viv. Don't hold back though. She EARNED IT WITH THIS DAMN MIST. MISS VIVIAN SENJU-HYUUGA. I'M MAD AT YOU NOW."

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