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Re: Lost Soul
Several hours passed, and they now only had an hour left to get the bells. It was the morning and Kakashi was reading his book again, from the beginning, for the third time, and occasionally slapping himself to stay awake considering what happened last time he dosed off.
The attack came using one of the wise man's rules; Kakashi saw a flag coming out of the forest with fingers peeking out over the top, the rest of the body hidden behind it, at which he became slightly ignorant chuckling lightly. Only seconds later he realized what had happened, he was caught in a beginner's genjutsu. He quickly brought his arms together, formed a seal and said "release!" only to see two kunai already airborne meters away from him traveling at a ridiculous speed. He quickly realized what the point of this attack was; to separate him from the bells. The kunai tips caught the tiny rings that connected the bells to the ribbons on Kakashi's belt. The kunai tore the bells off, flying into the distance. Now was the test of agility, Kiyoshi was racing the copy ninja to retrieve the bells.
Kakashi removed the mask from his second eye to prepare for combat. The bells were impaled to a tree, when the two blood limit users had arrived. Kiyoshi reached for the bells, but Kakashi grabbed his hand, the process repeated with Kiyoshi's left hand.
Kakashi's grip tightened and he attempted to flip Kiyoshi over himself.
As Kiyoshi was flying upside down over Kakashi who was still hanging on to him, he tucked his left leg in, and spread his right leg out to the side to kick himself off a tree. This threw Kakashi's attack out of proportion and they both landed in an awkward position.
They were connected by the hands, leaning on eachother in an upside down manner, forming a bridge. Kiyoshi decided to go with the flow and gripped onto Kakashi's wrists as the ninja did to his. They flipped over a few times in mid air, hands still connected, and landed in nekoashi-dachi (cat stance). Since their hands were occupied they couldn't form seals, and had to fight with only their feet, and this worked to Kiyoshi's advantage, so just in case Kakashi would try to abandon the situation he binded their hands with chakra.
The two kids were running to aid Kiyoshi, who was in battle about two Kilometers away.
The younger kid kept whining "Why did you have to throw the kunai so hard, now we'll be tired and useless once we get there."
The second kid considered this, stopped running and replied "you're right, slow down, we need to conserve energy."
Younger boy was worried about Kiyoshi though "do you think he'll be alright?"
"yeah, we'll be there soon enough" said the taller kid without considering the amount of time they have left; only 12 minutes left to retrieve the bells or else they fail.
Kakashi has already seen through Kiyoshi's blood limit, and after observation he came to the conclusion that Kiyoshi had only unlocked the first stage of his power. He also figured out what it was, even calculated how much into the future the teen could see. He was at a disadvantage, his Sharingan could only give him high reflexes which at this short range wasn't too effective for combat, his memorizing skill didn't work too well seeing that he couldn't get too many chances to get a lock on from his previous fight, his only option was to use the his genjutsu, because he wouldn't dare use his Mangeky[= Sharingan, not in a situation like this.
He cast the Genjutsu not knowing what would happen, but what actually happened was Kiyoshi's mind split into two, which he practiced with using the dual Kodachis, Kakashi did not foresee this, and therefore had to break Kiyoshi's chakra connection with his own chakra, which would take two times as much because he was putting it in the offence.
Kiyoshi grinned at Kakashi's failure to use his Genjutsu, but was a bit surprised to see Kakashi trying to back out of the bind. He felt His chakra connection weakening so he pumped more into it. He was surprised at how much power Kakashi had, it takes two times the amount of chakra to put on the offensive than defensive, and yet, Kakashi is overpowering him. The blue glow around their connected hands grew bigger and brighter, until there was a big explosion. They both flew back seventeen meters, slid across the ground scarring the ground's grassy texture. Kiyoshi stood there slightly slouched, and panting, where as Kakashi was standing up straight with no worries about catching his breath.
Then Kiyoshi's shadow caught the ninja's attention. He looked up at the sun then back at Kiyoshi and said "Oi, time's up".
Just at that point the kids arrived and were about to engage Kakashi in battle, when he raised his hand to stop them, and pointer at Kiyoshi with the other. The next thing they saw was Kiyoshi collapsing on the scarred ground. The three rushed over to Kiyoshi. They stood around him, looking at the guy snoring at their feet, Sweat drops came down the sides of their heads.
"Did he get the bells?" asked the smaller kid
"No, but he was very close" replied Kakashi while pointing at the bells still stuck in the tree. he went over to take the bells back, and had some trouble taking the kunai out. "Oi kid!" the taller kid turned around, "nice throw".
"Thanks... So what do we do with him?" asked the Taller kid pointing at Kiyoshi.
"You two grab his arms, I’ll grab his legs." replied Kakashi.
As they were all struggling to hold Kiyoshi up, the smaller kid whined "why is he so heavy?"
Kakashi unrolled the blond boy's sleeves, to see that Kiyoshi was wearing some sort of high-density alloy, which he then searched for and found numerous plates of it, all over Kiyoshi's body. "holy mother of.." then turned around to see the kids staring at him, waiting to hear what he was going to say next. "Umm, let's just leave these weights here behind this tree until he comes to. Then we'll tell him where he can collect them."
This time, when they tried to pick him up, they put so much effort at once that they tossed Kiyoshi up into the air. Kakashi was barely able to catch the teen. "on second thought, i think i can carry him by myself."
The three of them walked with Kiyoshi folded over Kakashi's shoulder, while Kakashi told the kids what happened in the fight. After he was done telling them, there was a small pause, then he said, "don't train today, go home, meditate on what you've learned, and get some sleep. That's an order."
"Did we pass the test?" asked Kiyoshi in his sleep. Everyone stopped walking due to the confusion the sleeping teen had brought on. Kakashi then remembered Kiyoshi's secondary mind, which allows him to multitask with maximum concentration.
The kids were a bit startled, but then turned to Kakashi and asked, "Yeah, did we? Because even though we didn't get the bells, we tried out hardest."
Kakashi considered this and replied "don't bother yourself with that for now, but if you think that hard work is the only thing that gets you a pass, you're mistaken."
Kakashi interrupted "I'll explain it to you later, but for now, i suggest you forget about all that nonsense, and meditate on what you've learned."
"Fine..." replied the small kid with a pout, making Kiyoshi and Kakashi smile.
Author's note: That's all for today. I apologize for the poor quality of my writing in this chapter. I've gotten better from the 36 chapters of writing this fic, but I won't be rewriting any of the chapters (they are already written).