Oct 28, 2021 7:31 AM
Sasuke summons demon Cam
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"I think I'm set."

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He nods, forms a few hand-signs, kneels, touches the circle, and the ink rolls into a ball in his hands.

He stands, then: "Follow me."

And he turns to push open the doors on the end.

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Cam torches the forensic models and follows silently.

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Sasuke puts on his scariest resting face and stalks (slowly) through the halls. They don't meet anyone, and people who do get out of their way and carefully don't look at Cam.

The records room in question is well organized. Sasuke successfully his way past the guard by saying Orochimaru neglected to give him all the information he needed for his last mission, which gets a sympathetic nod.

He sorts through the files efficiently and silently, and steals a far more massive amount than they actually need, from an assortment of cabinets, taking out a scroll and sealing the files into small seals.

Their guard isn't alone when they leave.

There's a grey-haired shinobi, probably in his twenties, lounging against one wall, his glasses catching the light.

Sasuke casts an apparently bored glance at him. "Kabuto," Sasuke says, then keeps walking, angling to head past.

Kabuto sticks out an arm to stop him, smirking and tilting his head. "I'm curious who your friend here is, Sasuke-kun."

"One of Orochimaru's new pets," Sasuke says, sounding like a teenager being asked to babysit some neighbor kid. "Did you want something, or are we playing twenty questions?"

"It'd be remiss of me not to make sure he isn't carrying anything," Kabuto says with a laugh, stepping towards Cam, reaching out one hand.

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Cam takes a step back.

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"Go bother Ami, then; she cleared him already," Sasuke says, sounding annoyed. "You can ask Orochimaru if you want play time. He's mine until then, though, and I say who touches him."

(The guard is inching back into the records room, apparently deciding she's not paid enough for this level of drama.)

Kabuto pauses, tilting his head to look at Sasuke. "You're quite the presumptuous little brat, aren't you?"

Sasuke scoffs. "Orochimaru will be more pissed at you than me if you hold me back or break command, so go right the fuck ahead."

"I'll take pleasure in getting you on my table when you try to report that," Kabuto says, lips curling. "Maybe I can see what it takes to get someone like you to acknowledge that I outrank you." He steps towards Cam again.

"Then let's go ask Orochimaru which of us he likes more," Sasuke throws out, scowling.

"Maybe," Kabuto says - before lunging for Cam. He's not moving at the kinds of speeds Sasuke described, but he's still fast.

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Cam trips in the process of flinching and winds up on the floor, but that doesn't stop him from putting a small layer of ultrahot plasma under Kabuto's hand.

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Kabuto flinches, the burns on his hand already healing - 

And Sasuke slams a lightning bolt into him, throwing him down the hall.

Sasuke then blurs, resolving in a protective stance between Cam and Kabuto.

"We're going," he says, as the roof stops existing in a flash of light and an ear-splitting boom, though there's still a roof above that between them and the sky.

Kabuto starts getting to his feet.

Sasuke blurs again, picking up Cam.

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Okay! Cam does his best to be carryable.

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And Sasuke jumps, surrounding himself in lightning and rocketing straight towards the ceiling, which crumbles away from him.

He lands on the earth outside, a hundred feet up, sets Cam down, draws his sword, and spins to face the hole - where Kabuto has followed them out.

Sasuke points his sword at the sky, swings it down - 

And a massive lightning bolt slams down from the heavy storm clouds. It's not enough to kill Kabuto, but it sends him reeling. 

"Shuttle!" he shouts over the rolling thunder.

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Shuttle! Right over there, door open.

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And he gets them on it.

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The door slams shut. Cam hops out of Sasuke's arms as it lifts off. "Well, that could have gone luckier."

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"I got enough they won't know exactly why I was defecting, at least."

He shakes his head. "Do you have a map? We should get to Karin before anyone thinks to fetch her."

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"I can have a map if you identify me a map. Stealing extra notes was a good idea."

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He nods, and names a map of the continents. They're leaving the northern sea-ward edge of the Land of Rice Fields, which is on the southern edge of the giant bay that separates the bulk of the northern and southern continents. Karin is on a small, remote island off the south-east coast of the Land of Lightning's peninsula, due east of their current position.

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Map: exist. They got a magnetic north on this rock?

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Yes. Once adjusted for scale, the combined continents are large, roughly Asia-sized. The northernmost parts are brushing the Arctic circle.

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Cam goes way up till nobody on the ground will be able to see them without a fancy telescope, then goes in the wrong direction for a bit, then heads for Karin's island.

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And there's a redheaded teenager standing nearby a convenient landing place, hands on her hips, who Sasuke identifies as Karin herself.

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"We good to touch down?"

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"I think so. She doesn't look hostile."

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Plop. Hatch opens.

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"Hey Sasuke-kun, who's your friend?" Karin calls when he disembarks.

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"Someone I met," Sasuke says with a sigh. "I wanted to talk to you - "

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