Author: Zantana PM
In one life, Naruto Uzumaki was executed for bringing the traitorous Uchiha back. In another life, he was betrayed by the man he respected the most. This is the story of Harribel and an unexpected companion coming back to the elemental nations. Naruto is Harribel fic! ON HIATUS!Rated: Fiction M - English - Adventure/Romance - & T. Harribel - Chapters: 10 - Words: 52,451 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 04-27-13 - Published: 06-09-12 - id: 8200921
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Would've updated sooner, but I was reading so many other fanfics on this site that my brain seemed to turn to mush, and especially since half of it was Yaoi…..
X-x-Kag-Xion-Uchiha-x-X: There does need to be more serious fiction! Most fics make it seem like being a ninja like a regular occupation with the village's all happy like with no problems! Thanks for the compliment too!
Miss Lizzy-chan: Thanks so much for the compliment~!
TheBlackSeaReaper: Thanks too!
My poll has ended. The next two stories I shall be working on are the Crystal Release Naruto X Konan story where Naruto is in the Akatsuki. The other fic will be the one where Naruto is raised and trained by Nagato and Konan, and becomes the heir to their techniques. It will be a Naruto X Fū X Guren fic.
I really suggest listening to the music suggested when there are stars and the theme and composer is said.
Don't wanna rant too much this chapter, since there are some pretty good fight scenes!
First half of the chapter WILL NOT focus on Harribel and Ggio, more of it focuses on Mei, Haku, Ameyuri, Chōjūrō, Ao, and Utakata.
Into the night
Desperate and broken
The sound of a fight
Father has spoken.
We were the kings and queens of promise
We were the victims of ourselves
Maybe the children of a lesser god
Between heaven and hell,
Heaven and hell.
Into your eyes
Hopeless and taken
We stole our new lives
Through blood and pain
In defense of our dreams
In defense of our dreams
We were the kings and queens of promise
We were the victims of ourselves
Maybe the children of a lesser god
Between heaven and hell,
Heaven and hell.
The age of man is over
A darkness comes at dawn
These lessons that we've learned here
Have only just begun
We were the kings and queens of promise
We were the victims of ourselves
Maybe the children of a lesser god
Between heaven and hell.
We are the kings
We are the queens
We are the kings
We are the queens
~ Kings and Queens by 30 Seconds to Mars ~
~ Rebels camp: 6 Days after Harribel's and Ggio's arrival ~
"Come on! Work harder if you want to win!" Ameyuri yelled at the training shinobi rebels, and everyone was glaring at the sadistic woman.
"You bitch! We can't take any more of this! Besides, we need to ne in top condition for the siege!" A random guy yelled at her, and Ameyuri's eyes narrowed to slits. "Oh shit….." the guy mumbled as he started to run from the enraged commander. Ameyuri caught him in a chokehold easily, and she whispered in his ear,
"What the hell did you just say to me?"
"You did have a valid reason though…..you just worded it wrong. ALL OF YOU ARE DISMISSED!" Ameyuri shouted, and released the man from her iron-like grip. Everyone immediately fled to their respective tents in fear.
Underneath the shade of a tree, Ggio snorted in amusement at the training regime. Sighing, he stood up and stretched, and then walked over to Ameyuri who was hacking away at a training dummy.
"Ya know, you didn't have to be so harsh." He stated as he watched Ameyuri's graceful movements.
"I know…but I want them all ready for the fight tomorrow."
"You don't want them to die, don't you?" Ameyuri stopped her vicious assault and looked down silently. "Isn't being a shinobi having to accept death?"
"It is…..it pains me to see people throwing their lives away just for something that should be there. Peace should be there, but since there are concepts such as 'hate' and 'greed', this world will never have peace unless concepts are eliminated. People fear death, as do I."
Ggio stared at Ameyuri; he didn't expect her to say something so emotional to him.
Suddenly, the familiar sound of static was heard as Harribel used Sonίdo to reach the clearing.
"Ameyuri, Ggio, there is one final war meeting we must attend to." The trio headed towards the tent, and walked inside to see the other commanders already there.
"Sit down." Mei said gravely, and they didn't dare oppose her. In front of them was a large map of Kirigakure, and it was detailed to every last inch.
******************Theme is Heart of Courage by Two Steps From Hell*******************
"Alright, tomorrow is the day we will launch our assault on the Hidden Mist. I may not see any of you all sitting here again after tomorrow, so I am going to say this now. I am honored to fight beside such noble warriors such as you all, and that we all went down with a hopeful dream in mind."
Mei smiled at each one of them, and Haku was even crying at the thought of losing more of her precious people.
"If I die out there tomorrow, I want you all to continue forward and make our dream a reality. I do not want my or any other's death to be in vain." Ao spoke up with a small, mournful smile on his face.
"I…I…..want you all to know that if I die in battle, move on, don't mourn too badly." Haku whispered, her voice cracking at the end of her statement.
"…" Ameyuri said nothing; she just kept her head bowed.
"If I die, I know my death will not be in vain. I died fighting for what I believed in." Utakata said with a cheerful smile.
"I-I-I feel honored to fight with the kindest, most pure hearted people all with a vision of hope, and if I die, it won't matter as it was for a good cause." Chōjūrō whispered with confidence.
"I feel honored to have fought by such wonderful allies, and if anyone of you dies, your legacy will be known throughout history!" Harribel declared with her eyes shining with a determined fire.
"If I die, just know that if y'all don't fulfill the goal, I WILL come back to haunt the living survivors!" Ggio promised with a glare, and his little joke seemed to clear up some of the tension.
"Now that we got that out of the way, let's go over the final battle plan." Mei placed a finger the Eastern wall on the map of Kirigakure. "Intel had shown the Eastern wall has more long-range users, so Chōjūrō, Ameyuri, lead your factions to attack this wall in an ambush tactic." Mei's finger slid over to the Western wall. "The Western wall will NOT be attacked, but Ao, keep your units around this area."
"If that wall is not going to be attacked, why would my faction want to be there?" Ao questioned.
"Simple. The Western wall is mostly guarded by ANBU and Jōnin, so we will attack the Eastern and Northern walls, drawing the least guarded walls' guards to head to the attacked walls. This will allow your faction nearly free access into Kirigakure." Mei's finger now slid to the Northern wall. "Harribel, your and Ggio's faction will be attacking the Northern wall.
Haku, your faction will work with my faction to get through the Southern wall, alright?"
Mei grabbed a red pin and stuck it at the spot where the Mizukage's tower was located. "After we get in, the commanders will meet at the Mizukage's tower for the final battle. We will go against Yagura, so be prepared!"
"Um…Terumī-sama, you didn't mention my group….." Utakata spoke up uncertainly.
"Oh, right! Utakata, your faction has a special duty. Your group will try to invade by the ocean or water sources."
"Okay Terumī-sama." Utakata had his doubts t attacking by water, but he held true by sticking to orders.
"Get some rest, we all will need it." Mei said as they all began exiting the tent one final time.
~ Next Day: Center of the Rebel's Camp ~
The rebel shinobi stood lined up in order of factions, while the commanders stood up front.
***********THEME IS UNITED WE STAND, UNITED WE FALL by Two Steps from Hell****************
"THE PEOPLE OF THIS LAND HAVE SUFFERED ENOUGH!" Mei shouted to the excited rebels. "WE HAVE HAD OUR FAMILIES AND COMRADES KILLED RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR EYES, YET WE HAVE DONE NOTHING! TODAY MARKS THE DAY WE WILL END THIS TYRANCY! WE WILL HAVE CASUALTIES, BUT THE DEATHS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN VAIN! THEY WOULD HAVE DIED FIGHTING FOR THE FREEDOM WE HAVE SEEKED FOR YEARS! FIGHT WITH ALL WE HAVE!" Mei's speech inspired the soldiers, and the cheering escalated.
"MOVE OUT!" All the commanders said this at once, and each faction leaped towards their battle position.
~ Close range squad- Ameyuri's and Chōjūrō's Squad~
****************THEME IS PROTECTORS OF THE EARTH BY TWO STEPS FROM HELL**********
"We're heading out towards the Eastern wall." Ameyuri told her troops as they stood by awaiting her orders. "The Eastern wall is the wall with the most guards," Many shinobi flinched at this. "But most of the guards use long range techniques, so be careful when at a distance. Let's move out."
The squad silently ran through the mist, and soon the Eastern loomed over them, seemingly mocking them at its presence. Chōjūrō signaled to the troops, and a shout came up from enemy lines.
"Shit." Ameyuri swore as she realized the enemy forces must have had a sensor. "Prepare for battle!" She called out quietly, and the shinobi gripped their daggers, swords, chains, and other various weapons.
"Move out." Chōjūrō whispered, and hell broke out.
The sound of steel meeting steel resonated throughout the area. The rebels had a major advantage, the most used chakra nature in Kirigakure was Suiton, and there were no close water sources besides the mist.
Ameyuri grinned, and slowly she drew out the dual blades known as the Kiba. She pumped Electric chakra into the blades, and the blades became even more dangerous.
"Muon Satsujin Jutsu." She whispered while doing the hand seals and the mist became even thicker than before. Ameyuri than began to twirl in circles, and she easily cut through enemy shinobi who didn't see her coming.
Chōjūrō was having a harder time than Ameyuri. The entire enemies' jutsu seemed to be aiming for him, and that barely gave him enough reaction time to attack back. When he finally got an opening, he quickly unwrapped the bandages keeping his Hiramekarei. He pumped his chakra into the sword, and decided to form it into his usual hammer. Any enemy that was close to the boy would be immediately swung into the nearest object.
About 10 minutes into the fights, Ameyuri glanced around at the defenses. Corpses littered the ground, and she could recognize some of the rebels from around camp. Her frown deepened when she saw a young girl's corpse, and she could tell the girl died happily just because she had made a difference in this civil war.
The air smelled of rust and salt; the smell of blood. The ground was caked in red, and much of the enemy was eradicated, but almost half of her forces were wiped out, and about 35% of that was injured.
She sighed as she lifted up the Kiba again, and what were left of the Kirigakure forces were wiped out by Ameyuri's graceful movements. She glanced at Chōjūrō, and he gave her a subtle nod.
"REBELS! The injured, if you can still walk come with us! If you cannot walk, stay here! The uninjured and the ones who can walk, go through the entire village and wipe out as many who resist as you can! Civilians are not to be harmed unless openly opposed! Let's move!" The remaining rebels took off to her orders, and Chōjūrō and she ran to the Mizukage's tower.
~ Mid-range Squad- Haku's Squad & Mei's Squad ~
"Everyone ready?" Mei asked as they stood at the tree line in front of the Southern wall.
"HAI!" Was the unanimous reply.
"Let's kick some Kirigakure ass!" Mei grinned sadistically, and they all charged.
The air was filled with screams, grunts, and yells as the battle raged on. The rebels caught this sector by surprise, as they didn't have a sensor, but this wall seemed to have a lot of Jōnin.
Mei made her way around the battlefield, and she would occasionally send a lava glob out, but when she managed to get a group of enemy shinobi on her tail, she used the Futton: Kōmu no Jutsu, which resulted in enemies and some allies melting to a little puddle on the ground.
"Die bitch!" Mei heard as she saw a man charge her. She shot a fireball at the man, but he dodged and sent a Suiton dragon at her.
"Nice try, but you'll need better than that to kill me." Mei taunted, her smirk growing bigger.
"You ugly bitch!" The man spat at her, and Mei's eyes seemed to have a fire in them now.
"What did you just call me?" She screeched angrily.
"I told the truth, you are an ugly, freaky, kekkai genkai bitch!" The man spat again.
Mei smiled sweetly, but if he knew her, that was her 'you are about to die slowly and painfully' smile.
"What is your name?" She asked.
"I am Chūkichi! I am the best sensor Mizukage-sama has!" He stated proudly, a smirk set on his face.
"Well, Chūkichi, I'm Mei Terumī, and I'm prepared to kill you as painful as possible." Chūkichi paled at the name, Yagura had told all of his men to watch out for this woman, so she was a feared figure to the Kirigakure ninja.
"Suiton: Bakusui Shōha!" That was Chūkichi's fatal mistake, he had used a technique that was devastating, but it came with a great amount of chakra to use. Mei calmly stared at the wall of water coming at her, and just when it was about to hit, she made the hand signs for a specific jutsu.
"Suiton: Suijkinhei." A dome of water surrounded Mei, and the wave merely went over and through her dome. She apparently manipulated the water to rush away from her, but nearby fights was interrupted by the wave. "It's a shame, but it appears this battle is already over." Mei sighed, and she brought her palm to her mouth. She blew a fireball at the panting Chūkichi, but he barely dodged at the last second.
"Damn you…." He muttered, but she still heard it anyways.
"Getting cocky, aren't you? You need to be taught a lesson." Mei brought her hand to her mouth, and blew a continuous stream of fire at Chūkichi, but he appeared to have used the Suiton: Suijinheki himself to put the fire out before it reached him.
"I bet you're now low on chakra. Just give up now."
"I will never give up to a bitch like you!" Chūkichi said this with a snarl and right after saying this he spat at Mei's face. Mei merely wiped her face off with an eerily calm expression, and a large smile spread across her features.
"Die Chūkichi-teme." Mei brought her hand to her face one last time, and blew her scalding mist towards Chūkichi. As soon as he breathed inwards, he let out a pained scream as he began to melt before her eyes. She walked away before she could see him fully melt, and she had a satisfied smirk on her face.
Meanwhile, Haku was creating mirrors all over the battleground. She was continuously swapping from mirror to mirror, and the enemy was hit with waves of senbon coming from all directions.
As she was doing this, she heard explosions coming from somewhere to her left. What she saw terrified her to no end. Jinpachi Munashi, the wielder of the explosive blade Shibuki, had entered the fray, but the worst part was that he was fighting for Yagura's forces.
Haku's terror increased as she saw Jinpachi was looking at her, and a sadistic grin was on his face.
Jinpachi stalked over to her, and swung his blade at her mirror. The endless explosion tags on the blade went off, but Haku swapped to a mirror vertical to the one she was just in.
With a single handed seal, Haku managed to use her Makyō Hyōshō technique.
Jinpachi merely grinned at this new complication, and mockingly called out, "So you're one of those bastard Yuki clan members. I had such fun wiping out the remains of the Yuki. But it appears I missed one…let me finish you here!"
Haku's usually calm features twisted into a snarl of rage, and she said, "I will not be the one wiped out. You, Jinpachi Munashi shall die here by my hand." And then the battle began.
Haku was using her extraordinary speed to send wave after wave of ice senbon at Jinpachi, but he dodged the majority and managed to reflect a few at the woman. Jinpachi would then charge at one of the ice mirrors, and the explosive power of the Shibuki managed to destroy mirror after mirror. Haku would then recreate the mirror, but she soon felt the taxing effects of continuously doing this.
If Haku stopped even for one moment to catch her breath, Jinpachi could easily destroy the mirror she was in, and then easily kill her. If she was killed the plan could go into shambles.
'I need to lure him into one spot, and then unleash my best attack when I'm certain he cannot move from that spot easily.'
"Fūton: Kamikaze." Haku whispered as she formed the hand signs needed for the Fūton jutsu. Several small tornados formed inside of the dome, and now Jinpachi had to avoid senbon and the tornadoes.
Haku formed another one handed seal, and whispered, "Suiton: Suiryūben." An orb of water formed at the center of the dome, and Haku tried to concentrate while continuing to move from mirror to mirror. Several whips of water came out of the orb, and Haku manipulated them to go after Jinpachi.
Jinpachi dodged to the left when a whip came at him, but then he jumped in the air to avoid four shots coming from all directions. This was a fatal mistake because as soon as he couldn't control where he was landing, the four whips shot upwards, and he was hit directly, and was sent flying into the ground.
Haku's concentration broke, and the technique was canceled. Jinpachi slowly got up, and he spat blood onto the ground.
"You think you could defeat me with some pesky little technique like that? Think again, little girl!" Jinpachi charged at a mirror again, but found himself trapped. "What the hell?"
"You're trapped in my Fūton: Kamikaze technique. This battle is over." Haku stated calmly as he formed several hand signs. "This technique should be considered an S-ranked technique, but I have never shown anyone this technique, so fell honored. Hyōten Hyakkasō!"
Several ice spikes rose up from the ground, and shot towards Jinpachi, who dodged half of them, but the rest impaled him in several, non-fatal places. Haku then sent several ice senbon towards Jinpachi's arms, and he was forced to drop his sword due to vital spots in his arms being punctured by the senbon.
"Die." Haku whispered as the final, and the fatal part of the technique came. Jinpachi became encased in a pillar of ice, and it seemed as if the ice formed several flowers from within itself. Haku glared at the ice statue of Jinpachi, and deactivated her Demonic Ice Mirrors. She then fell to the ground in exhaustion, and Mei rushed over to her.
"Haku, take this chakra pill." Mei handed Haku the chakra pill, which she gratefully took, and she swallowed the pill immediately.
She stood up slowly, and glared at the ice pillar.
"Someone needs to destroy the pillar before he escapes."
"I'll do it." Mei offered with a smile. She then did a fireball that shattered the pillar easily, and Jinpachi was no more. His blade lay forgotten on the ground, or at least until Mei walked over and sealed the blade into a spare scroll on her belt.
"ALRIGHT! THIS SECTOR'S CLEAR, SO WE NEED TO SIEGE KIRIGAKURE! THE WOUNDED STAY HERE! UNINJURED GO INTO THE CITY, BUT AVOID THE MIZUKAGE'S TOWER!" Mei shouted to the remaining rebels, and there was not that many left. Haku's faction had 150 people originally, now it had 75. Mei had 200, now she only had 120 soldiers left in her division.
"Haku, let's go to the Mizukage's Tower, and then we should probably wait for the others."
"Hai." The two kunoichi leaped into the bloody streets of Kirigakure.
~ Medical, Sensor, and Ambush Squad- Ao's ~
Ao was staring intently at the Western wall, but what nobody knew that Ao had his Byakugan eye activated. The other shinobi thought he was using a sensor technique, but he really was using the Byakugan to scout out the area.
Ao's entire division was lined up behind tress and boulders, and they all were waiting for Ao to signal to move out into Kirigakure.
"Sir, the coast seems to be clear." A sensor informed him, but he shook his head.
"No, there are 12 ANBU hidden, and they covered their chakra signatures." The sensor seemed impressed by this, so he took another thorough check.
"It does seem the Jōnin went to help the attacked walls, but these ANBU Black Ops are staying here…..this could complicate things." Ao muttered to himself, and then he glanced at the ANBU again. Half were hunter nin, so they would probably use techniques that were more suited for capture, so Ao was only worried about his troops being knocked unconscious. The ANBU were the only problem.
ANBU were the best ninja of the village besides the Kage, and could handle assassinations and killing in a split second. If would take ANBU to go against ANBU, or at least a very talented Jōnin to go against ANBU.
Ao sighed once more, and declared the grave news.
"We're going to have to fight the Black Ops guards."
"What? That'll be like committing suicide!" A medical ninja whispered furiously back.
"It's the only option, they won't be moving anytime soon." Ao knew what he had to do, even if he died in process. "Don't follow me." He ordered as he rushed towards the wall.
The Hunter ninja came onto him first, and waves of senbon were aimed at vital spots. Ao dodged the majority with the usage of his Byakugan, and managed to knock 3 of them out with quick throws of his own senbon and shuriken.
The Hunter ninja stepped up their game, and the remaining 3 used water whips to try to capture Ao. He dodged the first two whips, but the third managed to ensnare him.
'Guess this it…' Ao thought as the Hunter-nin pumped Raiton chakra into the whip, and he was electrocuted.
"FIGHT!" Ao's fighting forces rushed out of the trees and other hiding spots, and the Hunter ninja were caught by surprise. The ANBU did nothing to help their comrades, and they seemed to be enjoying their comrades' misery.
The hunter ninja let go of the whips, but that was a fatal mistake on their part, as Ao managed to kill the three by senbon in their necks.
"Are you all right Ao-sama?" A medical ninja asked as she rushed up to him.
"I'm fine! I'm not so old that I can't take just a minute of being electrocuted!" Ao declared with a small smile.
"I…..I was just checking." The kunoichi ran off before Ao could say another word.
Ao evaluated the situation. Only 2 ANBU were killed by the sudden charge, but the remaining seemed to be targeting the medical ninja for a good reason. About half of the rebel medical ninja were already killed by the ANBU, and more were to come.
Ao dodged a blow sent by a katana, and he had to bend backwards to avoid a second katana aimed at his throat.
"Think you can kill me that easily?" Ao scoffed as he repeatedly dodged the two sword masters' katanas.
Ao grabbed a fallen shinobi's tantō, and he was easily able to parry the sword blows aimed at him. With one graceful movement, Ao was able to slash one of the ANBU across the chest, and he fell over dead. This seemed to enrage the other ANBU, and the blows got harder and more powerful, but also more sloppy. Ao was easily able to kill off the other ANBU.
By this point, all the other ANBU were killed off, so Ao's division was given free access into Kirigakure.
Ao did one final glance over, and saw that almost half of his division was wiped out by the enemy. Most of these were medical ninja, but he couldn't be too sure, as some might be still living, just unconscious.
Ao looked over at the Mizukage's tower, and he yelled out, "Sweep the streets and kill off enemy shinobi loyal to Yagura!"
A chorus of 'hai' met Ao's ears, and he rushed into the village.
~ Long range users- Utakata ~
"Utakata-sama, when should we go?" Hotaru asked her master, her eyes eager.
Utakata sighed, and said, "I told you not to call me 'Master'! We will go when the coast seems to be clear!" Utakata was obviously agitated at Hotaru, he never wanted her to get caught up in the rebellion, but she demanded to take part, and she followed him there stubbornly.
"The coast is clear!" A sensor whispered to Utakata, and he signaled to the troops behind him.
"Let's move!" All of the troops rushed after Utakata, but as soon as they reached the city, several Jōnin and ANBU met up with the rebels.
"You aren't going to get much farther!" A man at the front of the Kirigakure ninja smirked, his eyes full of want to kill the rebels in front of him.
Utakata merely sighed and grabbed his bubble blower. He captured all the shinobi in bubbles except the one man, and the bubbles were filled up with a black liquid. The bubbles popped, and there were no corpses, nothing was left of the shinobi that were once encased inside of the bubbles.
"Spare me!" The man screamed with his hands in the air in surrender, but one of Utakata's men threw a shuriken at the man, and he fell over dead.
"Go through all of Kirigakure, got it?" Utakata ordered, and his troops went out and swept the streets of Kirigakure.
Utakata glanced at Yagura's tower, and he felt a sinking feeling at the bottom of his stomach. That was where the final battle was going to be fought, and he had a feeling something was going to go wrong.
~ Harribel's and Ggio's Squadron: Northern Wall~
Harribel's eyes were closed in concentration as she used Pesquisa.
She spread her spiritual pressure around the area, and she could sense at least 30 Genin, 25 Chūnin, 20 Jōnin, and at least 5 ANBU Black Ops.
Her forces patiently waited behind her, and she opened her eyes.
"About 80 shinobi total, prepare for a total bloodbath." Harribel's calm, yet grave voice broke through the silence, and the awaiting shinobi released the breath they were holding.
Ggio snorted. "They probably heard about the attacks on the other walls, and they got suspicious about the only wall that wasn't attacked."
"True." Harribel nodded solemnly as she stared at the wall in anticipation. She could already hear the sounds of battle from the other walls, so the other divisions were doing their job.
"Let's move." Everyone rushed at each other at the same time; it was pandemonium.
Ggio mercilessly cut through enemy Kirigakure shinobi, but one Jōnin seemed to give him a lot of trouble.
"Take this!" The Jōnin yelled as he slashed horizontally with his tantō, and a wide gash formed diagonally from Ggio's chest.
"I better thank that séptima Espada for picking up this technique." Ggio's voice came from behind the man, and he slowly turned around to see the uninjured Ggio. "I believe this little move is called Hemerosusonīdo."
"How….?" The man trailed off, and he flinched backwards in horror as he got his first glance at his opponent.
"What the hell are you!" He cried out as he saw Ggio's mask fragments.
Ggio's eyes narrowed, and he calmly said,
"Your worst nightmare." He used Sonίdo to appear behind him, and stabbed the man through the torso, giving him the final blow. The man spat out blood as the blood on the sword dripped on the ground.
"Ugh….I didn't want to stain my sword with blood, and this happens…." Ggio muttered as he pulled his sword out of the man's chest, and a disturbing sound came as this occurred. "Let's have more fun, shall we Tigre Estoque?"
Ggio used Sonίdo to get on the wall, and started laughing maniacally as he charged up a rose colored Cero in his palm. Several allies and enemies were extinguished on the spot, and everyone looked at Ggio fearfully.
Harribel's eye twitched as she saw the Cero. 'Grimmjow and he would probably get together nicely, that is if both were still alive' Harribel figured that the battle-crazed Espada would have met his end by this point.
She then sensed an enemy ninja sneaking up behind her, so she whirled around and she grabbed Tiburón swiftly and used Ola Azul to slash the enemy across the chest. He gave one finally glare as he crumpled to the ground dead.
She scoffed at how the enemy ninja seemed to put up little a fight, and she walked through the masses of shinobi and cut down anyone who dared to get in her path.
"Hey rebel bitch, take this!" Harribel's eyes narrowed as she turned around to face a water dragon being aimed at her face. She merely raised Tiburón at the dragon, and the water dissipated due to Tiburón's abilities. "Damn you bitch, DIE!"
The foolish man charged her with a kunai, and Harribel let him get close. Just as he was at her arm's reach, she grabbed his neck and began to suffocate him.
"What did you just call me?" Harribel's voice was dangerously calm, her eyes icy.
"The…bi…tch…..you….are!" The man panted out, the lack of oxygen causing him to drop the kunai in his hand.
Harribel immediately snapped his neck, and she was pissed beyond hell, and a wise man once said that 'Hell had no fury like a woman scorned'. That man was correct.
Harribel glared at the fighting below her, and she charged several Ola Azul's, and she shot them at any and all enemies in her sight.
The look on the rebels faces were priceless, and a satisfied Harribel finally got back on the ground, the world was literally silent. Everyone was staring at their commander with a horrified/shocked expression, and some were even in awe.
"Wounded and deceased stay here. The uninjured, scour the streets for those who oppose us. Ggio, let's go." Ggio followed after her quickly, and he was afraid she would blow her top at him if he didn't listen to a word she said.
~ Mizukage's Tower ~
Harribel and Ggio were the last ones waiting at the entrance of the tower.
"Have a nice time?" Ao muttered as he propped one foot against the stone tower.
Ggio sent him an angry glare, and Harribel pretended not to hear him.
"Everyone, this is it. You all ready?" A somewhat scared Mei asked, and that could be easily told from the fear in her voice.
"I am ready." Haku whispered, fingering her steel senbon worriedly.
"Ready." Ao had his eyes closed, and he looked as if were about to cry.
"I've been ready for this for a long time." Ameyuri grinned, showing off her sharpened teeth.
"R-R-Ready…." An uncertain Chōjūrō whispered.
"We're ready." Harribel motioned to herself and Ggio while staring at the top of the tower.
"I'm ready." Utakata spoke, and his eyes glinted with an unknown intent.
"Let's do this." Mei said as she opened the doors to the tower, and the group entered.
The Mizukage's tower was empty, but they all knew better. They ran up the steps, and Ameyuri cut down the door that prevented them from access to the Mizukage's office.
"Hello…rebels." Yagura's voice echoed through the empty room, and the group was shocked to find out he wasn't in the room.
"Where are you hiding, you coward?" A now determined Mei shouted, and Yagura's chuckle could be heard throughout the room.
"Go to the lake, and the final battle shall take place there." Yagura instructed, and the group hurried out the door and to the lake.
They reached the lake in less than 3 minutes, and there stood Yagura at the center of the lake.
"Welcome, and shall we begin?" Yagura's smirk never left his face, and Mei whispered,
"Coordinate our attacks, and look for an opening, got it?"
"Hai." Was the quiet reply back to her little tip.
"I'll charge him." Haku whispered, and before anyone could stop her, she raced towards Yagura.
"Oh, the kekkai genkai bitch decides to charge me? Let's see how this works." Yagura mocked with that same smirk on his face.
Haku remained unfazed, and she sent wave after wave of senbon from all directions, and this was without her mirrors.
"Suiton: Mizukagami no Jutsu." A flat, circular pool of water appeared in front of Yagura, and he rotated it 360˚ to reflect the senbon back at Haku. She gasped in pain as the senbon made contact with her arms, but thankfully no vital spots were hit. She ran away from Yagura, pulling the senbon out at the same time, as Ameyuri and Chōjūrō did a combined attack with the mist. Yagura merely jumped upwards, forcing the duo to stop before they hit each other, but Mei was prepared with a well-timed fireball.
Yagura managed to put it out with a rather large stream of water, but Harribel ran on the air with her sword aimed him. He parried her attacks with his staff, but he was not a master swordsman like Harribel was, so he was doing poorly.
As a result of that, he replaced himself with a Suiton clone, but Ao was right onto him with a Bō staff in his hands. Yagura and Ao got into a little staff match, but Yagura was forced to retreat when Haku sent another wave of senbon at him.
By this point, Haku had the entire lake frozen, and her mirrors prevented anyone from escaping. Chōjūrō and Ameyuri had also made the lake be covered in mist, perfect for their silent killing technique.
Mei raced through the mist, and she found her target pretty easily.
"Katon: Gōryūka no Jutsu." Mei blew 4 fire dragons in succession, and Yagura could only dodge two of them.
Yagura's scream of pain immediately alerted the others of his location, and Ameyuri and Chōjūrō appeared through the mist, and Chōjūrō knocked him with Hiramekarei right into a twirling Ameyuri. The sharp blades of the Kiba immediately cut off Yagura's arm, and Tiburón crashed into his other arm, effectively breaking it. Ggio then sliced off Yagura's other arm, and then Ao sent several senbon into Yagura's neck, and he fell limp into the unfrozen lake.
"It's…It's over…" Mei whispered as a grin broke out on her face, but the celebration was short lived. A burst of demonic chakra grabbed all of their attention.
"DO YOU THINK YOU'VE ACTUALLY BEAT ME? THINK AGAIN!" Yagura screamed as the demonic chakra enveloped him.
Ameyuri gulped, and glanced around. "WHERE THE HELL IS UTAKATA WHEN YOU NEED HIM?" Yagura was in the middle of transforming, but now all everyone cared about was where Utakata was.
The man in question was secretly hiding underwater, and he was waiting for the perfect moment to strike.
Harribel sighed, and then she charged the humongous Sanbi. She used Sonìdo to avoid the tails aimed at her. When she attacked one of the tails, her sword uselessly bounced off of it, and the tail swung her back to her allies with a bleeding gash on her stomach.
"I have never seen you messed up this badly, Halibel." Ggio said with a cringe, which she sent him a dark glare in response.
"We're going to need a miracle to be able to defeat a tailed beast." Ao muttered with wide eyes.
"Ameyuri-chan…" Chōjūrō spoke out, and everyone looked at him.
"Your blades can cut through anything, right? Maybe they can cut through the Sanbi's armor…?"
"That's brilliant, Chōjūrō-kun!" Ameyuri hoisted her blades over her shoulder, and sped off towards the Sanbi before anyone could stop her. Chōjūrō raced after worriedly, not caring if he got injured in the process.
While that exchange happened, Ggio and Haku were trying to distract the demon in their own ways. Haku was sending wave after wave of senbon, kunai, and shuriken at the Sanbi, while Ggio was using Sonìdo to grab the beast's attention.
Ameyuri jumped high into the air, and she managed to slash a horn off of the tailed beast's head, successfully injuring and enraging it.
"AMEYURI-CHAN! BEHIND YOU!" Chōjūrō screamed as a razor sharp tail came hurtling at her. Ameyuri slowly turned around, only to find blood dripping onto her face. Her expression was horrified as she saw Chōjūrō impaled through the chest by a tail. The rusty smell of salt made him nauseous, but he didn't care.
Chōjūrō gave a small grin as the blood seeped from his mouth as he coughed up some blood.
"Why would you do this?" Ameyuri cried out.
"B…Be….cause I love you Ameyuri. Ever since I first saw you in the academy I have been utterly in love with you." Chōjūrō whispered with labored breaths.
"Chōjūrō…..I always loved you too!" Ameyuri cried out with tears streaming down her face.
"I….I'm…..gl…..ad…too hear that Ameyuri-c…..han…" Chōjūrō whispered as he caressed her cheek, and then his hand fell limply at his side, and his breaths stopped completely.
Ameyuri's eyes widened and the tears came down faster.
"CHŌJŪRŌ-KUN!" She screamed, and she began to hyperventilate. Ggio used Sonìdo to pick her up and brought her to Haku, who was watching mournfully. Ameyuri kept screaming her lover's name as Mei, Harribel, and Ggio fended off the Sanbi while Ao and Haku comforted her.
Underneath the water, Utakata sighed sadly. He then used the Saiken's power, up to three tails, to combat the Sanbi. He blew a bubble that got Chōjūrō's corpse and brought it to a flat rock.
He then sent explosive bubbles that were even more powered with the six tail's chakra at the Sanbi. The bubbles did some damage, as the beast let out an enraged roar.
"Damn…." He muttered under his breath as he blew a bubble to take him higher in the air.
Ggio sighed as he used Sonìdo to get a greater distance away from the Sanbi.
"Bite off, Tigre Estoque." Ggio's appearance became more feral-like, and he immediately used Misil Diente to shoot the missile-like "teeth" at the Sanbi.
"Dammit!" He swore as the missiles missed by a single centimeter.
Harribel noticed he had gone into Resurrección, she sighed as she realized she would need to use it to help defeat Yagura and the Sanbi.
"Destroy. Tiburón." The familiar heart shaped water enveloped Harribel, and she cut her way out of the water, revealing her Resurrección. She raised her sword and used Trident. The highly forced mist was shot out of her sword, and one of the three tails was managed to be cut off.
The Sanbi roared, and it charged up a tailed beast ball.
Ggio and Harribel had to leap out of the way to avoid the tailed beast ball, but Mei was right behind the tailed beast and was in the perfect position to attack directly.
She brought her hand to her mouth, and she shot out 5 lava globs onto the Sanbi's back, and it dried nearly instantly. The Sanbi's movement was even more limited by this point, but the shinobi and arrancar were now pretty tired out since they didn't have monstrous reserves of chakra or spiritual energy.
"You are going to die, motherfucker!" Ameyuri screamed as she got up from her position in Haku's arms, and she raced towards the Sanbi. She sliced diagonally from its head, and it was stunned for about a minute.
"NOW!" Mei screamed, and everyone unleashed their best attacks. Haku used Hyōten Hyakkasō, Mei used her Lava Dragon jutsu, Harribel unleashed a Gran Rey Cero, Ao used some glowing orb, Ggio used a fully charged Cero, Utakata used a Tailed Beast Ball, and Ameyuri used her swords to their maximum potential.
Everything seemed to go white, and it seemed like the sky exploded.
~ 3 Days Later: Center of Kirigakure ~
"….And now I would like to proudly unveil our newest Mizukage, everyone welcome the Godaime Mizukage, Mei Terumī!" Mei walked out onto the platform in her battle dress, and she had a smile on her face.
"We had a dream where we had freedom, a dream where we didn't live in fear! Now, this dream has come true! We have our freedom, but now we must work harder than ever to restore Kirigakure's reputation! I, as the Mizukage, will do everything in my power to protect this village and its people with my life!" The audience, composed of civilians and shinobi alike cheered for their new Mizukage.
When they had quieted down, Mei began to speak again.
"I would like to give out awards to the leaders who helped make everything happen. Ao, please come here." Ao stepped up, and Mei handed him a new Kirigakure hitai-ate and a hunter-nin mask. "I now reinstate you as the entire head of Hunter ninja! Ameyuri!" Ameyuri stepped up silently, and Mei handed her a single scroll and a Kirigakure headband. "Ameyuri Ringo, you are now the head of the Kiri no Shinobigatana Shichinin Shū, and you are presented with the Shibuki and Hiramekarei blades. Haku Momochi!" Haku stepped up, and Mei handed her a Kirigakure headband. "Haku Momochi, you are now the head of the Yuki clan and a Jōnin of Kirigakure. Utakata!"
Utakata stepped up, and a faint cry of 'master!' was heard from Hotaru, and that made him sigh. Mei handed him an ANBU mask and a headband. "Utakata, you are now ANBU captain and an official shinobi of Kirigakure! Tier Harribel!" A now confused Harribel stepped up as Mei handed her an ANBU mask and a hitai-ate. "Tier Harribel, you are now considered a shinobi and ANBU of Kirigakure! Ggio Vega!"
Ggio walked up to her, and she handed him an ANBU mask and a hitai-ate. "Ggio Vega, you are now considered a shinobi and ANBU of Kirigakure! Everyone, we have a fallen commander who died honorably protecting the one he loved. Everyone, please take a moment to mourn the loss of Chōjūrō." The people of the audience bowed their heads in respect, and after a few minutes everyone looked up at their Mizukage.
"What are you looking at me for? Today is a day to celebrate, not grieve! Go have fun!" Mei encouraged and the people roared in happiness.
~ That night, Mizukage's office ~
"You're leaving tomorrow?" An astonished Mei asked as Harribel and Ggio expressed their desire.
"Hai. We need to keep moving around the continent to find out more intel." Harribel calmly responded back.
Mei sat back in her chair and sighed. "Well, I can't stop you two, but always know there is a place here in Kirigakure, got it?"
"Of course." Harribel replied with a smile.
"But can you do one favor for me?" Mei asked with a serious gaze. Harribel nodded. "I want you to stop by Amegakure. That village is rumored to be the hiding place of the Akatsuki, and it seems to be the perfect place to hide out."
"We'll stop by Amegakure first then, that does sound rather suspicious."
Mei sighed, "It's only a matter of time before they come after Utakata, but I don't know what they will do with Yagura dead."
"Can't the tailed beast reform itself?"
"It can, but…." Mei trailed off, her eyes going wide in realization.
"I'd recommend watching all bodies of water for the tailed beast if I were you."
"See you tomorrow, Mei-san."
~ Next Day: Kirigakure Gates ~
As Harribel and Ggio rounded the corner to the gates, they saw Utakata, Mei, Haku, Ameyuri, and Ao waiting for them.
"We wanted to say goodbye." Haku said with a smile. "Have a safe journey and be safe!"
"It was nice to see you again Haku-chan." Harribel replied back with an eye smile.
"It was a pleasure to meet you." Ggio said with a smile at her.
"It was great to work with the both of you." Ao said to the duo with a kind, genuine smile.
"As was with you." Harribel said back.
"What's under that eye patch?" Was all Ggio said.
"That's a secret." Ao winked.
"….Goodbye….." Ameyuri whispered as she stared at the duo.
Harribel came up and hugged her, much to her shock. "It won't hurt so much later on." She whispered in her ear.
Utakata merely smiled and wished them the best of luck, which Harribel returned.
"REMEMBER! YOU ALWAYS WILL HAVE A PLACE HERE!" Mei called off to the two as they headed down the misty path.
Muon Satsujin Jutsu: Soundless Silent Killing: The user silently kills the enemy from behind.
Futton: Kōmu no Jutsu: Boiled Release: Skilled Mist technique: Mei sendsout a mist with extreme corrosive properties that can even melt Susanoo's bones. This is a Boil kekkai genkai, and it uses Fire and Water chakra.
Suiton: Bakusui Shōha: Water Release: Exploding Water Colliding Wave: The user spits a great volume of water from their mouth, swallowing and crushing the enemy. The amount of chakra depends on how much water is used, and the user can even ride the wave.
Suiton: Suijkinhei: Water Release: Water Encampment Wall: A defensive technique where the user creates a wall of water and can manipulate it.
Makyō Hyōshō: Demonic Mirroring Ice Crystals: A ice release move that creates a dome of 21 mirrors that traps the enemy. The user can enter the mirrors.
Fūton: Kamikaze: Wind Release: Divine Wind: The user sends out a gust of wind that forms several small tornadoes.
Suiton: Suiryūben: Water Release: Water Dragon Whip: A orb made of water is created, and many sharp whips of water are controlled by the user, but this technique requires a lot of concentration.
Hyōten Hyakkasō: Frozen Heaven Hundred Flower Funeral: A original technique where Haku creates several ice spikes that impale the foe, she then immobilizes the enemy with senbon, and then the enemy is caught within a pillar of ice, and it appears as if ice flowers are within. Based off of Toshiro Hitsuagaya's Hyōten Hyakkasō.
Hemerosusonīdo:Sound Twins: The usage of adding another step to Sonido to appear as if there were clones of the user. Made by Zommari Rureaux, 7th Espada.
Katon: Gōryūka no Jutsu: Fire Release: Great Dragon Fire Technique: The user compresses a large amount of chakra built up inside their body and changes it into a dragon head-shaped fireball. The user then skilfully manipulates that great fire, and attacks their opponent. Even outside of the attack range, its power and reliability are stressed. The flames have a high temperature.
END OF CHAPTER 4: A NEW DAWN, A NEW HOPE!
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