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Sunaku Harupia

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Harupia hummed to himself, looking around. The day was... quite calm. The desert sun was not as blazing hot as it could be luring quite a few people outside. Some dressed more casually, some clad in the heavier clothing you'd expect of Shinobi, going about and enjoying their days, even if there was an ever-present hint of tension in the air.

Technically there wasn't much to worry about as it was, the sand bending Shinobi thought to himself. The immediate threat of the swarm had seemingly been banished after the clash at the gates it would have seemed. There were reports of creatures still roaming the desserts in some points but it was more scattered, seemingly remnants of the great force. And so everyone allowed themselves a breather after the seemingly constant barrage of threats and cataclysms that besieged their home.

The higher you were in the rungs of the Shinobi ladder the last calm it was. There were no concrete reports about anything, but pretty much everyone agreed this was probably far from over...and the lack of clues or traces as to any next moves was disturbing. Harupia tried as he could to help with that, as well as his oracle duties, his own research, academy lessons... yeah he had his fair share of worries.

And yet here he was, strolling in casual attire, holding up what seemed to be a book of blank pages and a pencil. He already felt that feeling of overwhelming worry and paranoia...that lead him a path he was not too pleased with. So he found this moment to try and relax. And to try the capture the general peacefulness of the village in his art...just trying to find a good spot. Which was never easy. His attention was fully on the endeavor, though he managed toa void any sort of accidental bumps into other people or places... the question was how long.
 

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"Yes… you heard me… A mission…" Hato sighed heavily as he had heard Shion comment on how that would require labor. "We are all going to go." "Hueh… do we really need to?" Shion eyed the young boy who raised his hand already pointing towards the raven-haired male. "It is your fault in the first place that we have one!" His voice pitched over and the poor ginger got almost as red as his hair. The laugh of Shion filled the kitchen area. He placed his hands on the kitchen table and started to calm himself down, pink away a tear from laughing. "That was a new one…" he said and Hato just turned around. "Shut up…" he growled low and Nao even got outside. "You...alright? You sounded odd." "Not you too!!" The boy cried out towards the spirit as he would let his head hang.
"Fine!! Then we won't do it today! We will do it another day!" Hato called out to them both and that was only when Shion started to get moving. "Yushaaah, let's get going!" He exclaimed and they started to go on the move.

They had walked a little bit and eventually found someone who was seeming... different than the others. "Hmm.." Shion started to hum as he would walk towards the other. "Good spots where people do not watch often, are up high... as most people forget to look up." Hato looked towards their direction.
 
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Kazu

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Wake up. Train. Eat. Repeat. Wake up. Train. Eat. Repeat. Wake up. Train. Eat. Repe-

”AGGGGGGHHHHHH! NO MORE! ABSOLUTELY NO MORE!”

Somewhere in the Residential District of Sunagakure came the cries of desperation, causing unassuming passersby to jump with shocked alarm, from one of the roofs of the many buildings that housed the rapidly swelling population of shinobi, civilians, visitors, and refugees alike. The voice seemed to belong to a young boy who was clearly annoyed, and very much frustrated, and needed some way to vent. While yelling was certainly one way of relieving pent up frustrations, somehow Kazu did not feel at all relieved.

’Every day! Every single day, it’s like this! I’m not even sure that there was a time before all this constant routine!’ Sitting down on to the sandstone roofing where he’d been practicing some fighting stances, Kazu allowed his body to slump completely until he was laying face-up on the roof to stare directly at the bright blue sky above him. Letting out a long sigh, and placing both hands behind his head to create a nice pillow of flesh between his aching skull and the hard sandstone below him, Kazu closed his eyes for a moment. ’I need a break. Or a change of pace. An adventure, maybe?’

Slowly, a smile spread across the boy’s face. ’Yes, an adventure would do nicely right now.’

Cracking open his eyes, Kazu kicked his legs up and over his body. Using the momentum, and a touch of strength from his hands against the roofing, Kazu pushed himself off the sandstone to land directly on his feet. Suddenly, he’d found a new wellspring of energy within him – he was going to have some fun today. ’I’ve been working hard enough. Time to enjoy myself a little.’

Kazu could barely contain the excitement within him. Backing up as far as he could from the edge of the roof, Kazu began to sprint forwards with as much speed as possible – jumping off the edge of the roof, the young boy propelled himself through the air with all the grace and poise of a flying squirrel! ”WHOOO-HOOO!” he cried, attracting pointing fingers and scowls of disapproval alike from people on the streets below as he sailed from one rooftop to another. Landing smoothly, Kazu kept going – the game had begun!

With an exuberant grin, Kazu hopped from rooftop to rooftop; gaining speed, he began to do tricks and flips. His movements became more daring. The lengths of his jumps became wider. The grin on his face became larger. Laughing, now, Kazu was having a blast!

Landing on the next rooftop, Kazu began to feel a little cocky. Without properly checking where he was jumping, Kazu jumped early. He’d wanted to soar a little, feel the rush of wind in his hair, and perhaps show off a tiny bit. But when he realized how much larger this gap was than he’d anticipated, and that he was rapidly falling short of the next roof he’d thought would be much closer, Kazu realized he might have done something stupid.

Falling, Kazu looked frantically for where he was heading. A man, who appeared to be carrying some paper and a pencil, and two kids about his age who were walking up to him to chat. None of the three seemed to have noticed him. Naturally, there was only one thing to do: scream.

”AGGGHHH! HEADS UP! LOOK OUT, BELOW!”

Most people forgot to look up, so Kazu was sure he was about to crash head first into the group below him. ’Maybe I can… if I could just…’ His mind was searching frantically for a way out of this, but with the ground rapidly approaching he was running out of time. If no one did something soon, there would be a rather unpleasant collision in store for all of them.
 

Sunaku Harupia

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Harupia paused for a few moments, looking around...it almost sounded like someone was screaming... not that it was particularly unusual, there was a lot of hustle and bustle in the city around this time but that sounded familiar for some reason... huh.

As he did stand he looked around a bit, twirling the pencil in his fingers, just taking in the scene. People walking along the street, some watching through the various windows of shops, some entering restaurants. Of course, this didn't go unnoticed but whenever someone did turn to him he simply gave his usual wide smile and a small bow. For most people, this wasn't an unusual sight, as he liked to sit and do some drawing or practice his sand sculpting out in public. Perhaps the biggest oddity was the fact he...wasn't doing that for a while now.

His smile becomes a bit less pronounced as he thought about it. Look at him, the artistic free spirit spending so much time on researching things and being worried when a next potential attack tot he village would come. He really needed to strike a better balance between being carefree and over-worried.

As he was musing and looking around still he noticed two younger teens talking to each other before they seemed to notice him and start going in closer. Heh, he couldn't really recall ever meeting the two so that could be fun...and there was shouting again. This time, a lot closer, and the voice sounding much more familiar.

He looked upon instinct and saw the familiar visage of Kazu, falling down with seemingly little control over it. Not thinking much his eyes focused as hie dropped his drawing accessories, feeling chakra flow through his body and to the world. Seeing from under his robes and from the ground itself a cluster o sand formed, swinging from Kazu right and trying to scop him up mid-fall. It probably would be a bit of a bumpy catch, but still better than crashing down on people or the ground. He guided the sand cloud to the ground, letting Kazu stand up or sit down depending on how hurt he was and asking "You ok Kazu-kun?! Also, you might need to get some permission for stunts like that in the future". His gaze was more serious, a bit of a mix of concern for the ninja in training, and a bit of a stern this could have gone a lot worse.