Naruto of the Devilish Grin
Inner Thoughts, Dialogue, Musical Lyrics, or reading passages from books and scrolls.
(Quick Notes and Messages or Echoes.)
(Dark over lapping echoes)
''Boss Summons, Demons, Dark beings speaking, Possessions, Demonic/Angry characters speaking as well as extremely Dark spells and Magic.''
I would like to credit Dark Spidey and Zagger the Bloody Angel who a long time ago gave me permission to draw some inspiration and themes from there stories as long as I gave them credit. (All the way back in 2009. I'm just now finally getting to using some of the stuff I asked to use a long time ago.)
Noel and Sophia were both starting to get annoyed. Not only did their enemy just hand them back their swords but he kept easily avoiding their strikes like it was nothing. With fervent ease Naruto blocked a back strike from Noel with his kunai. He merely moved out of the way and continued his little game with the short haired warriors. He continued toying with them, waiting as he whittled down their energy by bit. And that's when it happened, he felt something tear into his neck and he instantly shushined away.
He clutched the right side of his neck as the crimson liquid seeped down and stained his shirt. He was caught off guard and almost didn't sense the presence. 'That presence. The same one from before but its fluctuating.' he thought. This one was noticeably younger than the other ones he noted as the Claymore Sophia identified the newcomer by the name of Priscilla, warning her to be careful when fighting the blond. ''You're rather talented. I'm not a fan of using violence against such a cute girl, but I can't allow anyone to hurt my friends.''
''Why? Why do you get in our way? Yoma and those like them must be stopped. We're the only things keeping humans from being killed by Yoma so why are you fighting against us?''
''You are mere soldiers following orders without thought. Those who do not question their orders are those who never look beyond the big picture. If you can't even realize that your practices are morally wrong and that you screw over the very people you're suppose to help for your so called services I don't have much else to say.'' Naruto decided to quit toying around and go into Sage Mode. The time he spent toying around gave the clone he created while distracting the Claymore was more then enough to gather nature chakra.
The three women must have sensed a change going on and all attack at once. The first to be taken down was Noel as Naruto spun and headbutt the girl sending her crashing through one of the establishments. He quickly followed by ramming a Rasengan in Sophia's gut, causing cracks in her armor and sending her flying through one of the alleyways and impacting against some dumpsters while twisting out of the way of sword slash. He jumped back again as her blade nearly skinned his nose. She was definitely in another class in comparison to the other two. He threw a punch and the girl brought up her weapon to block, but she wasn't expecting the near gracing force that occurred from Senjutsu to send her flying. Quickly deactivating Sage Mode Naruto created several clones and charged her. Before she could recover one of the clones struck her in the gut, keeping her off the ground as the others launched her higher into the air. Naruto then leaped off one building to an opposite building to gain height, surpassing her and finishing her off with an axe kicked, sending her hurtling towards the ground and causing a sizable crater.
Naruto dropped down and landed, causing a small crater from his drop as well. By the time he returned he noticed Teresa had defeated her opponent as well.''I underestimated you.'' Teresa admitted. ''I suppose it was insulting of me to insist on handling things on my own when you're as capable as you've just showed yourself to be.''
''Aah, you understand now.'' he replied. ''As long as we are allies I will lend my aid. No matter what you say I will send by and help.'' he said as he took notice of that Priscilla girl recovering. ''Damn...she's a stubborn one.'' he muttered.
A slight frown formed on Teresa's face. ''This girl...she's different. Stay on guard.'' she cautioned as the dirt and rock began lifting around the Hunter. Suddenly rings of smoke and power echoed as her hair hovered in the air. Her eyes began sparkling a dazzling silver as the sounds of bones cracking and muscles tearing began to reach both Naruto and Teresa's ears. Her veins began to show as they bulged out as her muscle size began to increase and she seemed to become more and more demon like by the second. Though suddenly the girl dropped to her knees as a series of multiple gashes formed on her legs and arms on her stomach. The Youkai dropped as suddenly as it rose and on the other side of the girl was Naruto in his cloak. He was sure enough that raise of Youki was connected to pre-cursor step of becoming an awakened being that Teresa warned him about. And at that moment, seeing she was still conscious it was then Naruto noticed something odd about the girl. The girl was not only in pain, but she trembling in fright.
Soon as he saw Teresa raise her sword to her neck, Naruto interfered as he gripped the swords handle. "Teresa-san, that is enough. She's not a threat to us.''
"We need to take care of her now… She has the capacity to become much stronger." Teresa responded as she tried to pull her blade free from Naruto's grip. ''Not only that you sensed it right? The amount of Youki. This girl, her psyche seems rather fragile. She not only has the capacity to become an Awakened One, but an extremely powerful one at that.''
''She's still just a child. She has the capacity to be something more and I think we should see to that. Give her a chance to live, like you did Clare.'' he urged her with a firm tone.
Albeit reluctant Teresa sheathed her Claymore. Taking one good look at Priscilla, she looked away in slight shame. The image of this frighten Claymore was so much like Clare she couldn't believe she was so quick to end her life. ''She will be your responsibility. If she proves to be a danger...''
''I will finish her myself.'' Naruto assured. Naruto went over and with a solid punch to the back of the head rendered the girl unconscious. Gently picking her up he placed her over his shoulder in a fireman's carry. Suddenly Clare came running up and latched onto Teresa's leg. Both could tell that she was frightened, though she hid it well. Kneeling down, Teresa embraced Clare tightly as she patted her on the back, trying to get the girl to calm down.
''And the others?'' she wondered what Naruto was going to ask he had any plans for them.
''We'll leave them be for now. I'm curious to see if their next move.''
''And if they contact the organization?'' she asked as a smirk formed on Naruto's face.
''Let them, we'll defeat every Claymore they send our way.'' he assured her.
''I'll assume that's the short version of your grand master plan.'' Teresa replied as she began leasing Clare away from the battle site. ''We better hurry before they wake up then.'' she added and Naruto nodded. As they continued out of the town it was obvious what was on Clare's mind. She seemed to be looking at the unconscious girl on Naruto's shoulder with a look that was a mixture of confusion, wonder, and fear.
''You're probably wonder what's going on?'' he asked as the little girl nodded. He looked up and noticed Teresa's glance and had to stop himself from grinning. Even if the Claymore didn't realize it, she was sending Naruto a maternal glance that one would shoot someone if they were about to inform their children of something inappropriate.
''Relax, I'll keep it G-rated.'' he assured her, only to give him a questioning look. ''Child friendly.'' he added with a sigh before turning his attention back to Clare.
''This girl, Priscilla is like Teresa. She's a warrior, but she needs help and guidance. Teresa and I want to help her like we do you Clare-chan. Though don't worry, she won't hurt you. I'll see to that.'' he told her as just simply smiled up at him. After a few more hours they decided to set up camp. Any moment now Priscilla would wake up and Naruto took the time to place as many suppression seals as he could, taking a gamble seeing as he didn't know much about Claymore biology.
''Hey Claire-chan, I want you to have this.'' he said, handing her a necklace with a little yellow stone. The girl was stunned by the dazzling stone before taking it. The object glowed from the light in the camp fire. ''It's a special stone that's going to keep you safe from all sorts of danger. Just think real hard and focus your energy into that stone and no matter where I am I'll come find you and Teresa in an instant.'' Naruto helped her put it on as she happily held it. ''There, now you're perfect.''
Suddenly Clare ran over to Naruto and hugged him, making him laugh softly at the girl's action.
After a moment, she stopped hugging him and allowed him to get up before she went over to show Teresa, who was looking oddly at Naruto. But after a moment, the look turned into a smile as she rubbed Clare's head. When Priscilla began to stir the two realized the confrontation they were expecting for hours was about to finally happen.