Private The Oasis Club <Private>

Uzu

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In the Diamond District, clubs took on a whole new meaning to the word. While the concept of a place to party was originally created by the Underground, the noble suburbs took the idea and laced it with a cash infusion. The result was a swank place where well-to-do people gathered together under the music to discuss business deals under the musical sway of a band of instruments; occasionally with a singer. The club itself wasn’t particularly large consisting of about ten tables that could seat four and a long white marble bar. The stage where musicians set up seemed to take up nearly a whole third of open space, but, then not all of the club was in the public front. In the back was a simple door where two well dressed guards stood, one man and one woman, that would stop anyone who came near it without revealing first a white rose lapel pin in some sort of fashion. Beyond them the club extended into a hallway with multiple private rooms for VIP members, that offered the richest of Suna’s nobles a place where they could partake in anything illegal and not be scrutinized for it. Some rooms, in fact, were set up for these things, and the Head of Suna’s Secret Intelligence was waiting in one such room.
It was called the “Whisper House”. The room looked like a high-class fully furnished studio apartment, but the draw Toushin had towards it was the walls. Behind the seemingly simple wooden planks was a layer of obsidian and concrete mix that made it impossible to hear beyond. To top that the room was guaranteed to not have any form of recording, something that Uzu always checked for regardless of how much money he traded hands with to reserve this room today. It, as usual, remained unbugged.

The day had started with one hell of a morning. Before his 5am alarm dared to speak, his door was shaking with the sound of banging. Answering it he found no less than seven fully masked ANBU Ops with orders to appear before the current acting head of their organization. Quickly dressing the SSI agent was paraded before a number of officials all asking where the hell he was during the time he was talking with Kana, and what he had done to be covered in so much blood after exiting an interrogation room he had entered with a poor Genin. Crossing his arms Toushin struck a casual stance and claimed his immunity from such questioning. Just as he had predicted, the refusal to explain what he did shook Suna’s courts enough to distract from the Underground almost entirely. By the time it was lunch, Toushin had won his legal battle and was finally able to sit down at his desk to review his work for any of the potential asset’s actions.
The reports of the body traders were just kind of there, as he assumed they would be. ANBU had no care to focus on the ‘why’ a terrible person like a human slaver had died; it was, after all, how Uzu took over the area as a criminal overlord himself; twice. They are all open/shut cases that just needed a signature. Grabbing his marker, the assassin blacked out how the men were each uniquely killed and just left it open that they all seemed to have sent out assassins for each other at the same time in a misguided power grab. The death of the medical staff didn’t even reach his desk but he had heard a number of nurses had mysteriously all came down with a case of dead over the night; no signs of foul play had been reached yet. Given that the medical branch was struggling for help, Uzu doubted they would use what little money they had to investigate further.
Then the rough report was shuffled to the top. The two ANBU operatives she had written down to kill came as a surprise. One of them had not been a man Uzu knew was in on the conspiracy. The second, was a name near the top of his personal list that was struck off mentally, and couldn’t help but wonder if the other was just a new partner getting caught up with the wrong person. Or, perhaps was also trying to find the source of corruption by going undercover, but tried to take the entire thing by themselves. There hadn’t been any orders sent his way for investigation, but, that was actually a separate department he had no control over. He only redacted the information they gathered before submitting it to the government. It could very well be that one of the members Kana assassinated was just a ‘wrong time, wrong place’, sort of thing, but it did little to phase Toushin either way; death was the ultimate paycheck in ANBU. With his mighty black-chakra ink marker, the head of SSI did his job in marking out the passages that made it seem like a conspiracy down into a revenge murder. Reaching over to his right, Toushin pulled out a drawer full of folders and grabbed the one that had a picture of the mask reflective of one of the dead operative wore. Pulling out only two pages to add to the document before submission, Uzu flagged it as a revenge murder of passion. The one he knew was corrupt was an openly married man who nearly as openly cheated on his spouse while always claiming “honey pot.” Women he slept with quickly disappeared soon after. It didn’t take a huge leap of imagination from that point on to assume that his wife had finally had enough and hired someone to do something about it which unfortunately caught the other member up in the crosshairs.

Now that it was all submitted and the gears of justice were turning, he left the office early to grab something to eat under the guise of having not gotten to eat breakfast. He was a man who had long ago trained his body to ignore hunger and had gone nearly a week without food once, surviving only off his chakra, but no one knew that. He paid extra to get into a club that had good food and to eat in a room he wouldn’t be disturbed in after his morning fiasco, all with the play of making people believe it. In truth he had only ordered a glass of whiskey that he was slowly stirring in one hand as he reflected on the morning and how the rest of this was going to play out. He now had an asset on his side, the first of he hoped to be many, and was mentally laying down the groundwork for his next step.
They couldn’t just out and kill everyone. There were many names on his list of corruption that needed to be taken down violently, but vice-versa, there were names outside of ANBU that operated ‘above the law’, that needed to be protected too. The Human Market took a blow today from Kana’s actions, but there were far bigger fish out there to take down if they wanted to free Suna from the cancer that was rotting them out from below. It wasn’t going be long before Toushin was going to need to put a line out to a certain woman he detested the idea of working with, for pride reasons, but knew she was going play a huge part in keeping the Underground ‘clean’, once Uzu had done his job.
But that day was some time off. Right now he waited for the youth to report in for the next mission as he began to mentally prepare the list of targets to strike next and the raising difficulty.
 

Nakamura Kana

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Today was particularly difficult for Kana. Just like most emotional trauma it seems to slap you in the face when you least expect. Waking up she was haunted by the memories of her past. In specific the memories she should have been too young to remember, being pulled into this world and the warmth of her mother's embrace. How it felt to be safe, and loved. It was a feeling she would never be able to replicate or replace. That evening the feeling would be forever gone, and every night since has been frigid. It's this pain that caused the young girl to be so shut off to the world. It also gave her the capability to be as cruel, calculating, and precise as she is. Slowly, she would crawl from bed and tears just streamed forth from her eyes like a torrent with no end. She had long since stopped audibly sobbing, though the pain had never lessened. Trying her best to push past her emotions she would simply get dressed.

After what she did the night before she already knew some of what this meant. A black backpack with many pockets had been packed full of most of her things. Research materials, clothes, and anything of value to her. She wouldn't leave a note and her adoptive parents likely would be less heartbroken as this wasn't the first time she's gone missing or assumed dead. Only this time she wouldn't be coming back. If this hurt her, she likely wouldn't have done it, though she never had a true love for the people who took her in. It was the pain she would never stop feeling for her true parents that haunted her. The uncertainty of knowing what comes ahead, and no-one to help guide her along that path. This led her to where she was now, making her own choices, and her own mistakes. The newest choice being one to aid the village she represented by becoming a ghost in the truest form, a true Anbu. Whether she had earned such a title yet or not to the village was irrelevant, she knew what she was becoming.

A large brown cloak to cover her frame and face was worn before she left her home for the final time. The last of her tears being swept away by a cloaked hand. Leaving now with the instruction on how to find Toushin she would click her headset onto the given channel. Walking around the village she would appear to be just another trader or person going about their morning business. It was a strange establishment that she began to hear the clicking on the channel that was expected when the man was nearby. Looking around she located the fine building. A person like herself would normally not be allowed to enter but she provided a few coin to grease the palm at the door. Once inside, she utilized the capability of her eyes to locate her target, hidden in a back room. A claim that she had a meeting would be enough to allow her access and soon she would find herself across a table from Toushin. Sitting she would remain with her face cloaked just incase the room was being recorded. After all, she never took the time to check for bugs.

"What comes next? I'm also going to need to make a few requests moving forward."

Although not yet willing to specify what they were, she knew Toushin at least had an idea of what she would need moving forward and was likely going to cover such in this debriefing. Trying to push the thoughts of the morning away she attempted to give her full attention forward, knowing full well that what was going on right now was crucial to her future within the village. Her tasks and missions were a first step but certainly not even close to the last.

[MFT WC: 654]
 

Uzu

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When the door opened up to his left to reveal the girl he had conscripted walking in, the assassin had to cover up the look of slight surprise on his face; she was a little early. The guards that protected the back of the club were usually very hard about letting people in which brought about a bit of surprise that she had been allowed back so fast. It didn’t take long, though, for Toushin to put two and two together, as he slowly relaxed back into the chair in realization.
Toushin was not a lover. Oh, he had known love and its deep waters, and twice found himself drowning in its seas. The first had been a prostitute/femme fatale whom shared in the same business ventures that he did. They found themselves in each others arms originally as a deal to stay Uzu’s blade from the throat of a scientist named Ryuu Tama, as the woman was sworn through money to protect the mad man. Not even a week later they had become infatuated with each other and cooked up a scheme to blackmail the scientist for a year before the rising tide of karma swept over them both. The news was delivered like a blow to the gut, that she was not only pregnant, but that she had also long been married the entire time they were seeing each other. The man she was sworn to had long ago saved her from the role of a street walker, and she blamed herself for falling in love with the young assassin. Toushin did everything he could to keep her. Removed himself from the Uzumoreru Clan so that he could court her, dared to believe he could fight her husband for her hand, and even took up arms in the Academy as an instructor in swordsmanship to prove he didn’t need to live a violent life.
Non of it impressed her.
So, Toushin suffered heartbreak. Shortly after his clan was destroyed by the same Tama he had nearly killed, leaving nothing left for him to stay save for his teenage apprentice. When his lover went into labor and gave birth to two children, one with blue eyes and the other with the Uzumoreru gold, he stole into the hospital and kidnapped his seed before sneaking off into the desert beyond with his apprentice stubbornly following close behind. His second love was the said apprentice, and with her and his daughter he had a life many would of killed for. One he held for well over a decade before the deathly bad karma sewed by previous deeds followed him again. His second love was killed by Tama’s mad father. Toushin placed his daughter was sent to the village to be trained as he hunted the world for nearly twenty years to kill the man who had taken away that peaceful life; doing so caused a rift between them. So, thus, Toushin did little to open his heart up these days, but wasn’t a man without need for passion or touch. By his guesstimates, this would be the month he normally hired a lover to relieve him of the stress weighing his shoulders. However, despite committing to goals that could easily see him executed for treason, Uzu never felt better.

His golden eyes followed Kana around as she stood before him, warning the old warrior that she was about to make demands before they continued. Lifting the glass to his lips the assassin gently sipped the bitter fiery liquids within before lifting his glass, as if to give the youth permission to make her demands. He had an idea of what she wanted and was already mentally getting a safe house ready. He had a number of locations throughout Suna, both above and below, that would serve as excellent hiding places she could rotate through as needed; just as he had done before landing a desk job. In said desk at work, were tons of files on missing people that he knew were most likely dead he could set her up to be as well; that was, if the tasks he was prepared started to become too much.
Of the many things Toushin had learned in his years as an professional killer, was that emotion is far more important for an assassin than one would believe. To control it was key, but to throw it away completely was foolish. Knowing well of how hard the death of so many mortals can start to weigh heavy, it was important for those of their trade to know when to step back and let things flow naturally for a moment while they rested. It was just a matter of setting things up to a point that would allow them rest. Right now, was not one of those times. They were in the thick of it, and had to keep pushing forward before the Sherlocks of Suna could oust them.

Two major slavers down at Kana’s hand, with four more to go before the market would crash on itself from lack of direction. Time’s were changing in Suna. Where they for the better, though?
 

Nakamura Kana

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Perhaps they simply look at her as a lady of the night, or in this case, the morning. In truth it didn't matter how they viewed the young kunoichi. What was important was that her goal was complete. She had successfully completed her mission and was now standing before the man who gave it to her. It's a wonder to think that within the past few days the life of Nakamura Kana had changed so drastically. What could once be considered a blossoming thriving member of the community that is Sunakagure, Kana, was now a stain that needed to be erased. No-one could know what she did, or how she operated. Though at the forefront of her mind, always, was the betterment of her village. Though that isn't what the politicians would see, and as such, she would need to remain invisible.

"I need safety. For myself, but more importantly for my adoptive family. I want to know that they're well taken care of. The pair has been living off the wealth of my inheritance, and I'm not sure what will happen to them at this point."

Reclining in the sofa for a moment, Kana would let the weariness of the past forty eight hours dawn on her. If Toushin could see beneath her hood, he would see the tired face of a young girl who now had far too much on her plate. Though it was a good thing for her, she needed the motivation as not to dwindle to nothingness. Watching the older gentleman sip his drink she would continue speaking, then wait for a response patiently.

"I'll be the shadow in the night that no-one notices. The chill you get when you wake, and it's not due to the temperature. Take care of me, I'll watch your back, and take care of our home. Red tape is one thing that won't ever stop me."


[MFT: 317]
 
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