Now that I have more time, on with the story!
Genbu of the North
Moments after the meeting, the ninja that had gathered at the Hokage Mountains split up to battle against the opposing shinobi they were assigned to. Hinata, Kiba, and Akamaru to Genbu. Rock Lee to Suzaku. Naruto and Shino to Byakko. And then when they were done, they would all gang up on Seiryu.
Since Genbu happened to be around the Hokage Mountains, Hinata, Kiba, and Akamaru were able to find in no time. As they were able to get him in sight, the rain became heavier and more violent.
"Man, we got to beat him quick or we'll drown!" Kiba said as he covered his face. The rain was so heavy that it was beginning to hurt a little bit.
"Kiba, we have to be careful. Genbu can control the water, so he could attack us at all sides if he wants," Hinata warned.
"She's right, you know," intervened Genbu.
He floated down in a barrier of water. His trademark jutsu: the Water Field.
"I could and would control the water and attack you from all sides, but that would be boring. Too decisive," he smirked.
"I want to play with you before finishing you off. So shall we begin?"
He made a hand sign, signaling the leaf shinobi that it was time to fight.
"Water-style! Water Shark jutsu!"
Thanks to the rain, many Water Sharks formed in mid-air. It was unbelievable that Genbu could summon so many at once.
"Crap!" exclaimed Kiba.
"Get them, my pets!" Genbu commands.
The sharks roared and charged the opposing ninja. They circled them and it quickly became a merry-go-round of sharks.
"What are they doing? They're not attacking. Hinata, can you check it out?" Kiba asked Hinata.
Hinata nods and activated her Byakugan. She scanned the circled terrors and noticed something about their chakra flows. Instead of individual chakra signatures from each shark, it was just a big, swirling torrent of chakra.
"He's not gonna use individual attacks, he's preparing for an even bigger attack!" Hinata confirmed.
"Damn girl! You blew the whistle on me again! Oh well…" Genbu said as he made another hand sign.
"This is a new jutsu I made. Hope you like it. Water-Style! Dancing Whirlpool jutsu!" he exclaimed.
The sharks became a giant whirlpool that surround the team and finally engulfed them its giant vortex. Genbu started to sway his body around, making the whirlpool move along with him. In a way, it really was dancing. It was a terrible sight to see. The leaf shinobi swirled all around in the suffocating death ride of aquatic mayhem. Out of them all, it seemed that Hinata had more of a problem. Something had to be done soon or Hinata would die before they could even fight back.
Kiba finally came up with a plan and signaled Akamaru to follow his lead. They tried as fast as they could to get to the center of the whirlpool. They had to move fast or Hinata wouldn't make it. They were able to make it to the center and with a hand sign, Akamaru held onto Kiba's leg.
"Man Beast Combination: Double-Head Wolf!" Kiba shouted in his mind.
They both changed into the giant two-headed wolf.
In that form, the wolf spun around furiously, but in the opposite direction of where the whirlpool was spinning. They combined the attack to make it even stronger and more effect, and dispersed the whirlpool in seconds.
"What the hell!?" Genbu gasped.
The duo quickly spun over and caught Hinata, dropped her off on the ground to recuperate, and were headed straight for Genbu.
"I don't think the Water Field could take something like that!" he said frantically as he made another hand sign.
But it was too late. Kiba and Akamaru scored a blow through the Water Field and nailed Genbu directly. Apparently, it wasn't too late for Genbu. He pulled off a Water Clone at the last second and escaped damage. The Wolf Fang-Over-Fang finally spun out and the transformation ended, leaving a tired Kiba and Akamaru.
"Damn him! He tricked us!" Kiba panted.
He looked around but only saw the town landscape being drenched in rain. He tried to pick up on his scent, but it was like Genbu disappeared completely.
"Akamaru, please tell me you can smell him," Kiba said in a hopeful tone.
Akamaru just whined, meaning that he couldn't find Genbu either.
"Kiba…" breathed an out-of-breath Hinata.
"Hey, are you alright? I'm sorry. I should've checked up on you first before trying to find Genbu," he apologized.
"It's alright, Kiba. Besides I can see him, but you won't believe what I'm about to tell you," said the Hyuga woman.
"It can't be that bad," Kiba smiled with a beat of a nervous twitch.
"It is. Genbu was somehow able to disperse himself into the rain. I can see bits and pieces of his chakra in some of the raindrops. It's like he became the rain completely!"
"Damn! I can't stand this girl! She's able to see me through that damned kekkei genkai of hers. Well, I'll have to take care of that,"
The rain intensified a bit as Genbu formulated his next move. Then suddenly, something sparkled in the rain.
"Water-Style! Water Senbon jutsu!"
Out of the rain, sharp projectiles of water fired from many different directions.
"It was a matter of time until he did something like this!" Kiba said as he dodged the projectiles.
They seem to be more focused on Kiba and Akamaru while Hinata stood and watched. She was still scanning the area with her Byakugan, trying to see if Genbu would appear out of the rain. Unknown to her, Genbu was about to appear, but not anywhere within her sight. Genbu had partially reformed on the ground behind her. His head, in a watery form, scanned the unsuspecting woman.
"Now, if I did my research correctly, the Byakugan has a blind spot somewhere around back of the wielder. Somewhere between the shoulders and the neck," Genbu thought to himself.
He took his time to try to find the blind spot. In a matter of seconds, he remembered where it was.
"There! A tiny spot between the neck and left shoulder-blade!"
Genbu's head began to rise as the rest of his body started to form from the rain. He slowly crept up to avoid making any noise that would alert Hinata.
"Now's my chance!" he thought as he took out a kunai and readied to attack.
At that moment, Akamaru popped up behind Genbu and bit the blue-haired man on the arm that was holding the kunai.
"What the-!? Let go, mutt! How the hell did you get behind me!?" Genbu struggled as he tried to break the dog's grip.
Genbu looked over to where his was launching his Water Senbon attack. He saw that Kiba and Akamaru were still dodging the attack: that is, until both team members burst into smoke.
"Son of a bitch! A Clone jutsu!" he grumbled though clenched teeth as Akamaru tried to subdue him.
"Hey!" Kiba called out as he walked out of an alley.
"That wasn't any regular Clone jutsu. It was the Shadow Clone jutsu. Naruto taught me that after he became Hokage. It worked out pretty well. Especially since we used the Tunneling Fang to burrow by you without you noticing, it worked even better than expected,"
Kiba took out a food pill and advanced next to Hinata. He placed the pill in the girls' hand.
"Hinata, you know what to do. And this food pill will help you. Go ahead, swallow it," Kiba told her.
"Thanks, Kiba. It's about time that we end this, right?" she said as she held the pill to her mouth.
"Foolish morons. You haven't beaten me yet. I'm more powerful than you think!" Genbu shouted as he still tried to break Akamaru's grip.
"Whatever, Genbu. Time to finish this!" Hinata replied as she plopped the pill in her mouth and swallowed it in seconds.
Genbu's eyes widened as he felt Hinata's chakra rise explosively. He didn't look so confident now.
"Now! Gentle Fist! Eight Trigrams: 64 Palms!"
Hinata took her stance and then charged with her palms open to attack. Genbu struggled more frantically and then he was finally able to get Akamaru to let go. He had to try and defend himself somehow, so he formed a familiar hand sign.
"Water-Style: Water Field jutsu!"
The Water Field appeared just in the nick of time to block her first attack. He smiled in success, but he knew there was more to come. But if he survived the whole attack, then the Water Field would've absorbed the chakra she released and blow it back at her.
Hinata struck the water barrier four more times. Genbu's field obviously absorbed the blows and showed no signs of instability.
Now the field started to bubble. Genbu's smug face turned to more of a 'What the hell!?' expression.
The field became more unstable. Genbu looked like he was staring into the eyes of death, and surely he was if he couldn't withstand this attack.
Now the field was leaking chakra and Genbu was feeling the recoil of all of the stored up chakra.
"I've got to survive this! Water Field Expansion!"
Genbu's Water Field expanded, almost doubling in size and defensive power.
"Try and break through this, Hyuga!" Genbu dared her.
"Gladly!" retorted Hinata as she charged for the final attack.
She struck the barrier, releasing even more powerful bursts of chakra into it. But this time, the barrier stood strong. Obviously showing that it increased in defense strength.
"Hahaha! Told you that I've changed! You can't match the strength of Genbu! Only Seiryu can break even my most powerful Water Field jutsu! You're only facing it at 60% of its full power!" Genbu laughed and taunted.
"Now, to destroy you!" he stated as he made a hand sign.
"Witness another new trick that my Water Field can do!"
The Water Field shined a blue light, and then six tentacles made of water extended from the field.
"What the hell are you up to!?" Kiba asked in a freaked out tone.
"Unlike how I was last time, I have better control of the Water Field. So besides just blowing you away with you own chakra, I can use the chakra to power up my own attacks," Genbu smirked as he made another hand sign.
"Water-Style! Water Dragon Whip jutsu!"
The tentacles started to whip out and lashed the leaf ninja. The attacks were fast and relentless, Genbu surely wasn't going to let up. Each strike drew blood, the more blood drawn, the more vulnerable to death they became. Genbu could've used another jutsu to infiltrate their bodies and blow them up from the inside. Eventually, the attack stopped and the tentacles withdrew into the Water Field. Kiba, Hinata, and Akamaru fell to their knees as blood dripped from their open wounds. Genbu watched as the three struggled to get up and fight back.
"Looks like I'm the victor today!" Genbu smiled as he held his hands to the pouring sky.
"I, Genbu of the North, am superior to you pathetic shinobi of Konohagure! Not just me, but the whole team of the Rogue Saints are the most powerful ninja in history! We can't be beaten!" he yelled to the heavens as the rain poured down even harder.
"Damn…" Kiba choked.
"I can't believe this. I was sure he would've gone down," Hinata panted as her vision blurred.
Both shinobi were really suffering from their blood lost. To make it worse, the rain helped make the blood run faster. It wouldn't have taken much longer until they bled to death.
"Now…" Genbu started off as he made a few quick hand signs.
"Gentle Fist!" cried out a random voice.
Genbu stopped right in his tracks. He looked around and saw nothing. He looked back down at Kiba, Hinata, and Akamaru, but he didn't see anyone else standing near them.
"What the hell is going on!? It surely wasn't the girl since it was a man's voice! And that dog guy's obviously not part of the Hyuga clan. So…could it have been the dog? No! I know there are some talking dogs here, but none of them know how to use the Gentle Fist techniques!"
Suddenly, something leapt up into Genbu's face. Thankfully in his case, his Expanded Water Field kept this newcomer from really getting into his face. Unfortunately, Genbu recognized this new white-eyed fighter.
"Crap! You're that other Hyuga member!" Genbu exclaimed in surprise.
"Neji Hyuga, personal guardian of both Lady Hinata and Lord Naruto! I'll make sure that you don't do a thing to them!" Neji stated as he activated his Byakugan.
"Gentle Fist! Eight Trigrams: 128 Palms!"
"128!? You're joking!!!"
Genbu really wasn't expecting that. Then he remembered something. He wasn't using the full power of his Water Field. With this new idea in mind, he made one last hand sign. Actually, he made 18 quick ones.
"Water Style! Ultimate Water Field jutsu!"
His Water Field once again doubled in size and increased its defensive power to the maximum. This didn't stop Neji from unleashing the 128 Palms onto the blue-hair man.
"2 Palms! 4 Palms! 8 Palms!"
He did those strikes so fast that it didn't look like he did anything. But the Water Field obviously knew he did something since the chakra it was holding had increased.
"16 Palms! 32 Palms! 64 Palms!"
Now it looked bad for Genbu. Once again, the Water Field grew unstable. This time, the instability was quite severe. The chakra inside started to shock him.
"No…please! Not again!" Genbu strained out as the chakra continued to shock him.
"Now to end this! 128 Palms!"
In a flurry of quick jabs, beams of light shot out from the Water Field. The field had hit its limit. It was going to explode.
"DAMN YOU, HYUGAS!" Genbu screamed out as the Water Field explode with massive force.
The explosion cleared off almost half of the north side of the village. Luckily, the barrier surrounding the northern side of the village sealed the explosion, so the rest of the village didn't suffer any damage. As the smoke cleared, Genbu was unconscious. He was burnt and smoking just like last time. Neji walked over to him and checked his pulse.
"He's alive. He's very lucky to have survived this ordeal a second time," he said as he got back up and went over to check his friends.
"Lady Hinata, are you alright?"
"Neji, you don't have to be so formal," Hinata told him.
"I have to. You are the head of our clan. As such, I must treat you with respect whether you want me to or not," Neji informed her.
"Yeah, yeah, respect and all that noise. I'm just glad you came when you did, Neji," Kiba said as he tried to stand up.
"If you had shown up a little later than you did, we would've been killed. We each pulled off one move, but Genbu was all over the place with his attacks. Our best attacks…and they did absolutely nothing to him!" Kiba snarled, then he fell down, but was helped back up by Akamaru.
"Yes, I did see how he stood up to the 64 Palms, that's why I skipped to the 128 Palms. The only reason why I was able to beat him was because his Water Field was so full of chakra from Hinata's earlier attack," Neji explained.
"Where are you going with this?" Kiba asked.
"I think he meant that if the 128 Palms wasn't enough to overwhelm the Water Field, then he wouldn't have been able to defeat Genbu, right?" Hinata spoke out.
"Yes. I was already low on chakra due to Seiryu's Lightning Bolt jutsu earlier. So I used the rest of my chakra with that attack. I would've been defenseless if Genbu withstood it," Neji replied, then started to slouch a bit.
"Speak of which, how did you recover so fast?" Kiba asked them man.
"I didn't. When I felt that Lady Hinata was in trouble, I escaped from my room and rushed here as quickly as I could. If you don't mind, I'd like to go back to my room now,"
Neji fell back and right into Kiba's arms. He truly was at his limit. Kiba smiled as he was thankful for Neji's actions.
"You earned it, Neji. We need some treatment as well," Hinata said as she stroked his hair.
Suddenly, the rain clouds cleared and the blue barrier around that side of the village had disappeared. It was enough to help signal that Genbu had been beaten. But now, three more shinobi even stronger than Genbu still remain. Can they beat them or will this day belong to the Rogue Saints?