From the beginning when I received this mission, I remember looking at the Bingo Book entry in my hands and sighing heavily as I read the contents of the mission. My target for this mission was Chani Hisako, a former Chunnin-ranked shinobi of our village whom was charged with assault and rape against one of her former teammates while they had been on a mission together. From the description of her charges, it appeared that she had been on this team for a significant amount of time and likely confessed her affections to one of her teammates and was turned down hard which caused something to unfortunately flip in her mind that had her assault him badly to the point that the victim likely was emotionally and physically traumatized from what happened. The reason that I mention it is likely was the fact that it was not included in the write-up for the mission, but the victim was tied up in his tent, disrobed, and badly bruised; it sounded like he had tried to struggle with her, but she had the upper hand likely due to her natural skills and also possibly from her seeing nothing but red. Regardless, we could not have someone lurking in our country and likely to strike again since she disgustedly had a taste of her crime and these criminals seemed to always love to repeat their crimes until they either disappeared from this country due to various reasons: leaving the country, being removed from this realm of the living, or being thrown being bars to rot until they died.
Before I left the office where I informed the individual behind the desk that I was taking the mission, I would double check the description of the woman and other important information that could help me find her. As I read her physical description, my head would shake as she was not someone that appeared to be a criminal, but as the saying went "looks could be deceiving" especially since everyone could easily put a facade on around people and show their true thoughts and emotions to a select few that they trusted or wanted to exploit. As far as her physical description was concerned, she was nothing special as she was in her thirties, but appeared to look like a teenager based on her clothing choices. A pair of glasses added to her face truly made her look like she was nothing more threatening than a common fly in a busy household that was trying to enjoy their meals. However as I read down, I would see that she was an Akimichi which helped piece together how this puny, sickly looking woman managed to exploit her teammate and leaving him likely a broken shell of a man; it also provided important information for me as the Akimichi were known for being able to expand various body parts. This meant that I needed to be quite careful in a fight with her or she could use her natural strength and skills to physically harm before trying to violate me as she did her teammate and likely others since then since it had been over 3 weeks since that incident. However, she was still only a mere human as far as I knew so the same old tactics as I used in previous encounters with criminals would likely work perfectly fine with her.
Nodding to the old man behind his desk, I headed out and immediately towards the Red Light District. Considering the entry in our Bingo Book provided no real starting point, the ideal location to begin was in the dark, corrupted, notorious law-breaking area of the village. In the past, my luck had paid off well for me as many of my targets from the Bingo Book were found in this heinous shithole as it attracted them here like beggars to the well-established parts of village or city. It made sense in a way for these individuals to descend down here as they practically threw their lives away when they decided to go down a dark path like many of them did; rape as our target had committed was one of the most darkest paths that one could stumble down. Murder, terrorist acts, and arson were some of the other darker paths while more lighter paths were petty theft, kidnapping, and poisoning. But all of these were in the eye of the beholder and none of them were right or just to commit and all were deserving of the same ending from me which was being caught and punished accordingly. It was their lives that were usually the punishment in the end though since I was handling criminals that had committed crimes that were often times hard to believe and they deserved nothing more than to taste my sweet blade sending them off to the next world.
As I stepped into the district illuminated by bloody-hued lights, my feline-eyes would begin to glow their golden hue as my mission had begun to try to find this damned woman and get her off the streets to protect anyone else that I could. Like always, this place reeked of corruption and heavily was populated so locating one individual was like a needle in a haystack if one did not know how to hunt someone. Fortunately when one was provided information and knew how their target acted, it made it far easier and saved so much time and effort; the time of day however could make things more problematic and was something that I would need to consider, but I wasn't overly concerned. Regardless, I would simply continue to walk through this disgusting, dirty district and numerous times be asked for money, given weird looks likely from my ears, and being asked if I wanted a good time to come out back which I kindly passed.
After about fifteen or so minutes, I would sigh heavily and enter into one of the more well-known establishments that had ladies and guys available to please someone for an exchange of money. As I expected, I would be asked which individual and room I wanted with the amount of money I was willing to pay for particular services and time with this special someone. Quickly, I would shake my head and a slightly blush would surface on my face as I told the sweet, innocent receptionist that I was not here as a client and I was looking for a particular individual before pulling the Bingo Book entry from one of my pockets of Chani Hisako. Almost immediately after showing her, the color disappeared from her face and she looked like she was going to pass out as she took a seat behind her desk and put her hands to her head grabbing some of her hair. She didn't need to tell me anything as mere moments later, I would hear blood-screeching screams from a few rooms away from us and I had a sinking feeling that I knew what was happening.
Taking the few steps from the desk to the room, I would grab the doorknob to try to open it and unsurprisingly, it wouldn't budge as the screaming continued. Now being in the building that I was in, I would have not been concerned hearing screams or moans due to the business. But considering there is an obvious difference between screams and it sounded rather masculine, it was concerning for me so I kicked the door in. As it flung open, the scene that I saw made me want to puke as there was a male strapped on the bed with his body bleeding and a woman on top of him pinning his legs down with her hands as she looked up at me during her work and she looked unfazed at all. Fortunately, she would get off of him as he would continue to scream for his life before she expanded her fist and smashed his head in which killed him in the process. All I could think at that moment was I needed to take her out immediately before she caused anymore harm to anyone.
Sighing, I would place my hand out and my sword would appear at my side as she took the initiative and charged at me with her fists already expanded trying to pummel me into a bloody pulp like the unfortunate victim on the bed. Sadly, my reaction time had been slightly delayed causing me to be pushed into the hallway and hit into a wall causing the artwork to fall around me. As soon as I came to, I would evade her next strike at me which caused a large hole in the wall and quickly cut into her leg with my leg causing her to wince and reach down there momentarily. With this opportunity, I would swing my blade into her chest and leave a large cut down the middle causing her to lose her balance and fall over. It was at this point that I would take my sword and forcefully thrust into her chest repeatedly as I watched her coughing up blood and seeing people evacuating the building likely due to us fighting within it and scaring some of the patrons that graced this place with their money.
As the last few left the building, I would look at her bloodied body as she struggled to breathe. This woman was going to die here from blood-loss if she did not get immediate medical attention, but she truly did not deserve to live after the crimes that she committed to at least two victims that I was aware of; I was sure there were more than what I read and experienced for sure. Being in her predicament, she could have begged for help and to spare her life in exchange for being thrown into prison and rotting her life away until she escaped or decided to take her own life. Unfortunately for her, I was not someone that took too kindly to people harming my village as I sighed heavily before bringing my sword up to my head and asking her if she had any last words before I continued with my job. Unsurprisingly, she did not and thus, I brought the sword down between her eyes and pierced her brain causing her to react momentarily before her eyes went blank.
Placing my sword back at my side, I would sigh and simply walk out of the corridor that we were in and back into the outside world. Another threat to the village eliminated, another payout for me in the near future, and likely another mission would await me in the coming days as it seemed like I was continuing getting more missions to help clean up the Bingo Book. Hopefully that meant something good.
- This is a flashback prior to Kyuji turning into a woman.
- More of these missions will occur.
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