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House Hunters [OPEN]

One of the newly developing main residential districts of Konohagakure. Due to a village ordinance, buildings here are not allowed higher than four stories which allows for perfect viewing from all rooftops of Hokage Rock. Many of the roads and streets in Maple Town are lined with a species of maple trees only found in the Fire Country. Every year there is a "Maple Festival" to celebrate the coming of Autumn and the many wonderful dishes that can be made with maple syrup!

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House Hunters [OPEN]

Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:44 am

Manzo walked down the street, he had the look of someone that was both lost and amazed. The area had really built up since he had been here last. He held a newspaper in his hand with several items circled on it. He was not really moving with a purpose but instead just taking in the sites.

Today was about finding a new home. Or at least a place he could sleep in relative comfort. The previous night was the first time in a while that he had been able to sleep in a bed and take a hot shower. He loved the outdoors but hot showers without having to do strange jutsu work was a thing of beauty. Today he actually felt like a normal human. Well his clothes were still travel worn and thread bare but he could fix that soon enough.

He sighed to himself, the things that he needed was quickly building up and he knew that he was going to need to do some missions quickly just to support himself. He might not have had a hot shower regularly but he also didn’t have to worry about money. He had lived off what the land provided.

Hannya was always disgusted by it but she did have to say that it kept him from eating poorly. She was always concerned that his weight would return. He still remembered the argument they had about him returning to the village. She seemed to think he would start to overeat again now that he was back. As far as Manzo was concerned as long as he didn’t do something stupid like mess up his chakra network again he should be fine.

Eventually he stopped in front of a building and looked up. This was the next place he was going to check out. It was not in the best neighborhood he was told but the rent was cheap enough and right now that was what he needed.

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Re: House Hunters [OPEN]

Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:48 pm

"You have to." Rayne smacked Asuka on top of the head as they watched the new comer slowly walk by. Asuka frowned and made a sound that could be interpreted as a complaint. "I did my job." She counter-argued. Rayne sighed and pinched her nose, her identical twin really didn't have the time for this. "By being a dick, that right there is a subordinate."

Asuka turned around and moved forward to the next rooftop, making sure Manzo wouldn't see her. "I didn't know who he was. For all I knew he could've been a Cloud spy." Rayne did nod slightly at that. Asuka did have apoint on that, but hers still remained as well. "But know that he is with you, go. Apologize." With that Rayne pushed Asuka from the roof, Asuka screeched in panic as she got her bearings and used her feet to stick herself to the side of the building. Turning up to Rayne she clinched her teeth in disgust.

Of course she didn't notice that Manzo was coming towards her. If she tried to run he would for sure notice, that Rayne.... being as sneaky as always. Asuka waited for Manzo to come closer before waving, a nervous smile on her face. "H-Hello." Asuka scratched the back of her head. "So what brings you to this parts?"

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Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:18 pm

Maple Town… a perfect allegory for the dichotomy of intra-culture between Leaf’s indigenous people. Half of the town was paved with maple-infused cement, filling the area with the intoxicating aroma of maple syrup and overindulgence. The other half resembled a gentrified ghetto; the hodgepodge of idealistic, upper-middle-class aristocrats that wanted to reform the area into an inferior copy of those more fortunate and the disenfranchised lower-class incumbents that attempted to ‘exist’ as they built overtop of them. As if it were by design, a hint of maple dusted the air as the sweet aroma was pushed downwind from the industrialized area. Akechi didn’t frequent the area much, but rumor has it that a haze of maple was visible under the twilight, if viewed from the ghetto. Light reflected off of granular sugars that were expelled into the air, creating an illuminating effect that looked like a bridge into a completely different world – or something like that. The Uchiha didn’t know for sure. He could only confirm what he had heard from a bartender and one of her chatty customers. Perhaps said the customer was doubling as a suitor, and his attempt at poetry was his attempt at wooing her. No word on if he succeeded or not…

But that wasn’t the point of this story. A couple of days ago, the Main Branch Sennin dropped somewhat of a bomb on him. The village was locked down, the Outervillage areas were off-limits without special permission, and a Cold War had begun between the Villages Hidden Within the Leaves and Amongst the Clouds. What she didn’t know was that Akechi still lived on the outskirts of the Konoha. It was cheaper, and he was able to come and go as he pleased by way of the Void. Honestly, that was still an option, but with so many Uchiha around, he wondered what would happen should one of them get lucky and wandered into the Void while he was traveling. Surely, it wouldn’t go well for him…

So, here the forgotten Uchiha was, avoiding the Uchiha Clan House in favor of something a bit more rustic and less fanatical. After all, Akechi truly felt like a foreigner or an outsider… even amongst his own people.

Speaking of which, his casual stroll and search for housing came to a halt as his eyes came across a familiar figure. “Asuka-sama? What are you doing out here?” He asked quizzically, walking over to the trio, clad in blue jeans and a black hoodie with an Uchihan crest visible in the middle. “O, I’m sorry. I should’ve introduced myself earlier. My name is Akechi, Uchiha Akechi. How’s it going, folks?”
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Re: House Hunters [OPEN]

Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:28 pm

As the twins approached him Manzo turned to look at them. He did not seem surprised to see them but he did smile at them. It was a warm smile that made it seem that he was genuinely happy to see them.

”I did not expect to see you two here, or really anyone I recognized down here if i must be honest but it is always nice to see friendly faces“ He held up the newspaper, with circles written all over it. It had the appearance of the classified section.

”I really can’t imagine that the village would look to highly of someone sleeping on the street or in the doorway of an establishment so i need to find a new place to live. My old place is long since gone after all.“ He had sold off most of his belongings before he left. His position had afforded him a nice enough place but he had no idea how long he was going to be gone for so putting things in storage was very impractical.

As he said this another figure approached them greeting Asuka, Manzo let them have their moment trying to be polite. He was a bit out of practice for social graces so he was working overtime to try and over correct.

”Three Uchiha in this part of town? This is not exactly the best part of the village, did something happen to the Uchiha compound or is this just a coincidence?“ He sounded genuinely concerned that something might have happened but his eyes watched the newcomer. If there were three of them that “happened” to run into the newcomer that arrived with no documentation, chances were he was being followed and investigated. He had nothing to hide per say but old instincts started to kick back in. Was this an ambush?
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Re: House Hunters [OPEN]

Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:21 pm

Asuka waved at the newcomer with a smile on her face. From what she could tell the duo here were nice and wanted to have a conversation. Asuka was happy to ablidge. Having said that, she turned her head slightly to look at Rayne, who simply threw daggers at her direction. She knew what she had to do but was a bit uncomfortable doing it, although it was the right thing to do. With a sigh, she smiled looking at Akechi. "I was walking around when I saw Manzo here, I remember him from the gates so I wanted to say hello." Rayne sighed and headchoped Asuka on top of the head, Asuka didn't have to look back to know what she needed to say.

"Manzo I wanted to apologize for my behavior at the gates. Should've contacted Yukio before giving you the ultimatum." She laughed nervously "In all honesty I get nervous around strangers and tend to jump the gun." She moved closer to see the circles in the newspaper. She recognized the places that he was choosing. "Coincidence." Asuka replied looking at the paper. "I live around here with my little sister, although Takeshi-sama has offered me a place in the Uchiha compound my apartement has too much sentimential value for me to abandon it." Asuka clapped her hands together. "I know! Why don't you stay with us while you're looking for a place Manzo? I don't have am extra bed but the couch is quite comfy and spacious." Rayne was visibly displeased with the suggestion and took Asuka by the arm, turned her around a few seconds. "Are you nuts! You don't know this idiot." She whispered "Who knows what he willd do?" Asuka counter-argued "Least we can do for a comrade. Be nice for once."

Asuka turned back to Manzo. "So how about it?"
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Re: House Hunters [OPEN]

Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:18 am

“Do Uchiha not frequent this part of town? It’s almost like the once persecuted Uchiha had become the aristocrats of Konoha. Envied and hated by all while they sat on ivory pedestals in the sky, staring down at the rabble as they scratched and clawed their way toward the scraps that they left behind,” he said to himself, a confused look visible on the Uchiha’s face as his brow furled into a small frown. It seemed that the older Uchiha was much more of an outsider than he believed. He was like a stranger to his clan and a stranger to the village as a whole. How long was he out and what had changed since then? Eventually, he would have to confide in someone to get the answers he eagerly sought, but now wasn’t the time for all of that. The last thing he wanted was for these people to see him as “unreliable” when it felt like the current regime was stamping out the undesirable. It was better to feign strength than allude to weakness.

“You know, Uchiha are just like everybody else. Not all of us stay at that compound,” Akechi replied, smirking as he casually pointed in the general direction of the Uchiha Compound. “Some of us just like being among the people, ya know?” His tone was as calm and jovial as the playful shrug he used to seem disarming. Clearly, the boy who decided not to trade introductions was a bit put off by the Uchiha, but Akechi would simply remain calm. He wouldn’t get offended or go into a tirade. The only thing he needed to do was shrug as if “he” wasn’t the problem, but Manzo’s fear was.

“I didn’t realize you were a twin,” the man would comment simply, his eyes scanning back and forth between Asuka and the other one. After all, this was his first time seeing her, and it seemed to be a bit “unprofessional” to allow her sister to miss the “All Hands” meeting just because it was her sister. “Seems like the new rules have everyone feeling a bit displaced. Just how many people can you fit on that couch?” Akechi joked, winking at Asuka’s sister as if he were inviting himself to stay at her apartment. He wasn’t… but it was always fun to tease.

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