Luckily the trail they were walking through is a clear path towards the heart of this farm. Noting the fence that seems to stretch infinite on both sides, albeit they eventually began to see what appears to be a short wooden gate half a mile through the fields. ”This is a lot of ground to cover… It’ll probably be easier if one of us stays around the farmhouse while the other surveys the perimeter.” It was a suggestion as Rin could form shadow clones to patrol the perimeter, while the real body stays with Izumi for better protection. But that’s a thought for later as they neared the gates. Rin took a moment to inspect the wooden gate as it was short at chest level and wide enough to cover the road. Although the wooden posts were secured into the ground, based on the spacing in the boards this gate is designed to keep wild animals from intruding. However Rin can already see ways of getting over this gate as he could easily jump over this thing, and the average human can climb over it so chaining the gate up isn’t going to do much. Rin has some idea to place a trap or two on it so that any bandits trying to come this way will have a harder time, and perhaps buy them some time to catch these culprits.
The problem is that this road is well-traveled which means this road gets a lot of traffic on a daily basis. So trapping it would be a very bad idea unless he can just set it at night. In which case Rin could take over a night shift. Noticing that he’s been quiet, Rin merely present a smile. ”My apologies. I’m just checking on some stuff.” Luckily the gate was simple to open as Rin just needed to lift up the latch before pulling one side open. Just enough for them to step through and Rin was courteous enough out of habit to allow Izumi through first before closing the gate behind him.
The farmhouse had two other pens sectioned off by fences that contained pigs and chickens. Two barns were located near the farmhouse as one was opened while the other only had one of the big doors open. It really was a big establishment that Rin really thought it would be better to form shadow clones to cover this farm. ”Let’s go see if someone’s at the house over there first.” Unless Izumi wants to inspect something else Rin will trek over to the farmhouse. As he was walking up the stairs while viewing the front porch; the front door opens to reveal an impressive tall man that has some silver streaks along his groomed black hair as his trimmed beard compliments his form. Rin at first thought this man was Mr. Asano, but when Rin looked up into the man’s piercing amber eyes something felt off. Like this man was trying to tear down Rin’s mental wall and read every little thought running through his mind. What’s more is that Rin can’t sense this man’s energy at all.
”You’re not Mr.Asano are you?” Rin asked as he tries to keep a neutral stoic expression on his face. The handsome man did not change his expression as he shifted his gaze over to Izumi. ”No I am not. But you’ll find him inside.” A moment of silence passed as he seems to be maintaining eye contact with both Rin and Izumi. Which honestly was quite intimidating as it felt like he was trying to read how each of them truly were. A very faint smile passed on his lips as his eyes closed for only a moment. ”My name is Kenshi Hiruma, head of the Hiruma family. May I acquire your names?” Kenshi held a smoky tone to his voice that held mystery as it was attractive to listen to. Rin recognized the last name though as that family is practically a noble within the Land of Fire. Specifically the ones that help run several establishments within Tanzaku Town. ”Mine is Rin Uchiha, Genin of Konohagakure.”
The Uchiha part rewarded a brow raise on the man’s face until something dawned on him. ”Oh i remember you. You’re the one who warned the Tanzaku Town of the forest fire a couple of years back. How’s your arm?”
”It is fine as it wasn’t permanent nor lethal.” Kenshi’s expression shifted to stoic as he returned his attention to Izumi.
”I see. And you are?”
- Kenshi Himura: