Who: Kurami Yakunan What: Catching Her Bounty When: May 1, 11pm Where: New York, a few miles from the mansion. Rating: PG-13 Note: This scene may have been witnessed...(or caught on camera), but is closed to replies.
It was a usual night for Kurami, dressed in black, with a black ninja styled face mask. Her Ninjato was mounted on her back, and her two razor sharp tantos were attached to her belt. Kurami's shuriken were well hidden on various places on her body. Her bounty? A local mutant who she had been asked to apprehend. She didn't know the exact details, but she knew that the job was worth about five-hundred grand, and she knew that it would be fun.
Kurami had been tailing the boy for miles, though he never knew it. Her black feathers blended in with the night sky as she flew above the rooftops with her eyes fixed keenly on him. While the police were on his tail, she certainly wouldn't let the men in blue get to him before she would. She watched quietly as he entered a bar. He didn't look like he was even old enough to order a drink if he was even able to get in. Kurami floated down to the ground and quickly entered her human form, once again, leaving behind only a small pile of black feathers.
She walked across the street without even looking at the cars, and walked up to the bouncer. She closed her eyes and opened them slowly, showing the bouncer her best 'bedroom eyes'. They didn't seem to affect him much.
"You can't get in without an ID." The big man told her gruffly as he put an arm out to push her back away from the door. She just smiled wickedly as she locked fingers with him, and forced him to his knees. The look of surprise was almost too much for her. She smiled even bigger as she flipped over his back and placed him into a sleeper hold, and in minutes she dropped his body to the floor. "Be grateful that you are alive, cretin." She whispered as she entered the bar.
It wasn't well lit, but there seemed to be a vibe of happiness and overall good will towards each other. She saw her mark in the back of the room with a drink in his hand. He definitely looked to young to be drinking what was in the glass. She stopped by the neon lit bar, and ordered a bottle of sake. The bartender placed it on the bar, and she pulled a one-hundred dollar bill and placed it on the bar top. "But, ma'am. That bottle is only worth twenty dollars!" He said incredulously. Her reply was quick and quiet. "You didn't see me here tonight." She said as she winked and walked to the back of the bar, and sat down next to the kid. The look on his face was filled with surprise.
"I'd rather drink alone." He replied bitterly as he started to stand up.
She pulled out a tanto and stabbed it into the table, pinning his shirt to the table. "And I would rather we talk." She said sweetly. "I've been chasing you all over the city, and there is someone who really wants to see you." She said as she popped the top off the sake bottle and took a big swig out of it. "So, dear. You can either come with me willingly, or I will disable you, and carry you back home." She said as she smiled sweetly.
However, the kid didn't say anything, he just smiled at her as the rose on the table began to emit spores at an alarming rate, and before Kurami could get out of the booth, she had lost sight of the boy. "Damnit." She muttered as she heard a whistling noise. Kurami, instinctively ducked as a slew of thorns whizzed through the air and stuck into the wall. The boy, had already taken off, with the rose in hand.
She took off behind him with speed, which unluckily for the boy, was far greater than his own. He kept blasting thorns at her, and she pulled out he ninjato to deflect them. She didn't understand why the deflected thorns embedded themselves into cars, and bricks. This was no ordinary kid. This wasn't going to happen easily. The thorn barrages were slowing her down. They looked big and hard enough that they could easily do her bodily damage.
She chased him for a few more miles, and fought off rogue plant vines, razor edged flower petals, and tree branches. He seemed to be controlling the flora around him.
Finally his energy began to run low, but still another unlucky break for her. Kurami finally had the boy cornered against a fence of some sort of school. It looked a little familiar, but she didn't know why. The boy smiled as an enormous tree branch enveloped his body and carried him to the other side of the fence. The last thing she saw of him was his face as the wood of the tree twisted around his body, encasing him inside the tree. She had no way to get him out without killing him.
Once again, she knew it would be a waiting game. Kurami changed into a crow and flew over the fence and landed on a giant Oak Tree and waited. She would wait all night if she had to.