It was still dark when Kuzan trapped the assassin on the tree. Kuzan muttered a counter-jutsu that took away the intruder’s invisible jutsu. Kuzan asked, “Who are you, and why are you here?” The assassin replied, “You will never get me, you snake. We are the 4 Assassins of Darkness, and you will die tonight.” “I’ll tell you who I am, I’m Kuzan of the Light. Remembe that name…” Kuzan said, while he saw sand creeping onto the intruder’s body. Kuzan jumped away, as the sand covered the intruder. He exploded into bits, while Kuzan heard Gaara saying, “Desert Funeral” Gaara now trusted Kuzan, because he helped him from other people. Kuzan looked over strangely and asked, “How did you do that?” Gaara looked into Kuzan’s eyes and said, “I don’t know, it just happened. I can’t control it.” “Well, I’ll teach you how to control it, but only if you help me find these assassins,” said Kuzan. “Do you, by any chance know who sent these people to kill you?” “I have an idea, but it might not be true. My father could have sent them.”, said Gaara. “Who is your father?” said Kuzan. “He is the Kazekage.” Gaara said. “And does your father want to kill you because you have the monster inside you?” said Kuzan. Gaara said, “I think so, he made my caretaker attack me…” Kuzan felt another disturbance in the Force, meaning the second assassin was coming. The ground rumbled, and a hand shot out of the ground. Kuzan jumped out of the way, and Gaara’s sand trapped the hand. The hand struggled for a bit, but then went limp. The strange thing was that the arm came off, but there was no blood or cut mark, meaning that this was the second assassin’s special ability, to tear off his limbs. Kuzan sensed that the assassin was close by and yelled out, “You can’t catch us with those kinds of techniques!” The intruder did come out, and said, “You’re right, I sense a lot of physical strength in you, so even if I did grab you, you would have gotten away…”. Kuzan asked, “Is your only ability to tear off your limbs, because I know that you have more.” The assassin replied, “Ha-ha, not many people notice that until it is too late. Because I like you, I will tell you my name. I am Henza, the second of the four Assassins of Darkness. You have done a good job coming this far, but this is as far as you will go. I saw your fight with Morna, if it could be called a fight. Since you will die soon, I will tell you my ability, Kuzan of the Light. I am a regenerator, and I can tear off limbs, like you said. My limbs act as though they are still a part of me for some time, until they lose their life and die. Watch” he said, as he took off his arm and it dug into the ground. His arm popped out of the ground beneath Kuzan, and Kuzan barely jumped away, and only because he knew what was coming. He created two shadow clones muttering, “Shadow Clone Jutsu” The shadow clones attacked Henza, who jumped and kicked one and threw a kunai at another. Right when he landed, the ground beneath him split and the real Kuzan came out with chakra concentrated on his fist. He punched him saying, “Spiraling Wind Punch!” Henza flew into the air, and landed back on the ground, all tangled up. “If I hit you hard enough, I knew that you wouldn’t be able to regenerate your self.” said Kuzan “I knew any of my normal punches wouldn’t work on you.” “Well, I wouldn’t be so sure of victory”, said Henza, as a clone ran up behind Gaara. “He won’t die”, said Kuzan,” he’s protected.” The clone jumped onto Gaara, when sand shot out of Gaara, and pierced the clone in his heart, which turned into water. “I told you”, Kuzan said, while Henza whispered, “We might not come tonight, but mark my words, we will be the one who kill you, Kuzan of the Light.” Those were the last words Henza, the second Assassin of the Darkness said.