Akiria Essay

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Chapter six The woods were quiet as Rikuro and I ran, the feeling of the brush tickling my ankles as it rushed passed me helped me shed my frustration. I flung kunai at trees to keep track of where we had been and where we hadn’t. we checked a few miles ahead of the others, the two of us covered a lot of ground in a small amount of time. For once, Rikuro stayed focused on something other than me. I looked over at him and my mind went back to the memory id gotten lost in during my turn as sentry. I tried to picture the way Rikuro had looked back then. It had been fourteen years since that day, Rikuro would have been the same age as me. Rikuro had become a chunin two years ago, the same time I should have. Goro had been right, the ninja committee was wary to let me advance. Most likely if they had known who I was going to connect with they wouldn’t have even let me join the ninja academy. His face flashed in my mind again, my hands balled into tight fists instantly. My soul burned to destroy him, it was a consuming need that fueled everything I did. The days without sleep and the torturous work outs that pushed my body far past its limits, everything was dedicated to the act of taking him down. Rikuro suddenly stopped without me noticing and I thumped into him, sending the both of us to the ground. Rikuro didn’t look at me, he carefully got into a crouching position on the balls of his feet and looked around nervously. I didn’t speak, I concentrated my chakra to my eyes revealing the unmistakable light glow of another beings chakra. It was everywhere around us, like the web of a spider but deadlier. I looked over at Rikuro, a line of chakra just inches from him. “don’t move.” I whispered. “what?” he said quietly. “there are lines of chakra all over this area, my guess is if you touch it you either become trapped within it or it blows you up.” I decided

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