Dear Nariko, I have a young man with me and I assume another asking for my surrender for violating Kumo law, I am not under Kumo jurisdiction so how could I possibly violate its law. As you are aware there are no international laws between nations and what I did in my nation was not illegal, I am not an unreasonable man, however. I assume this push by you is to acquire resources and lands, Kiri had done nothing but take without offering anything back to the lands and using personal funds I have tried to take care of the people. I will surrender the land peacefully under reasonable conditions. The first being the lands cannot be taken over by some crazy fanatical people nor can corrupt officials be allowed back. I did a lot of terrible things to allow the people to finally have a justice system, this land was very savage before I got here full of corruption where the poor had no power.
I have allowed the poor to vote elected officials I have even given them the land of their former masters to earn a living. I cannot hand over these lands if this cannot be offered this is not negotiable, allow them the freedom they deserve and the lands they have gained to remain.
The second term is I am to be acquitted of charges, I was not part of your nation so I never violated your laws. I never broke Kiri laws and there are zero laws that we must follow internationally. I feel that I am giving up the lands to allow the people to not suffer losses in another war, this is more than fair and considering the systems of welfare and care, I have given the people I have more the proven I am a good man.
The third condition is I am allowed to join Kumo as a Shinobi, I have learned medical I am skilled in fuuinjutsu and would like to contribute to medical advancements in the world. I can also be used to acquire information from people as I have many methods that work on people. I await your reply until you do I will hold your guest, or two in comfort and unharmed. I look forward to your quick reply and thank you Noriko.
Shimiko was fuming angry at how things had turned out. The letter had been addressed to the Raikage but given its origin it was first passed through ANBU Black Ops for testing so as to ensure that the letter did not contain any threatening Fuuninjutsu or poison. Shimiko was a member of the council that was now running ANBU due to Akame's comatose status. This meant that whenever a letter went through that process she was alerted. When she learned of where the letter was from, she immediately had it brought to her. She and Lady Superior Mora read the letter and discussed its contents. The two had debated as to whether they should even let Nariko know about it or whether it was better to conceal it. They also considered the possibility of doctoring the message. They decided that it wasn't worth the risk of her finding out as chances were other shinobi within ANBU may have already read it or Seid could somehow be involved with its drafting. There were too many unknown variables to consider and thus dishonesty was out of the question. The thought had only been entertained because Shimiko wanted to protect Mora from the fallout of this failed mission. Things had gone horribly awry and she guessed that Nariko would not be happy now that this operation had Kumo's fingerprints all over it.
Mora and Shimiko thus made the decision to bring the matter to Nariko directly and fully disclose what they had been up to. Once Nariko had all the information before her then they could decide on what their next steps should be.
The two walked in tandem as they approached Nariko's office.
"If we're getting a letter from him then that means that our other asset has failed in his mission"
"He's likely compromised. Dammit! This puts us at a significant disadvantage."
Shimiko wondered if by us Lady Mora meant the Church or Kumogakure although she didn't have to wonder for long because she already knew the answer.
"We'll get through this. Let me do most of the talking. I'll explain how this happened and then I'll propose what we discussed. I'm not sure how Nariko-sensei will react to this but we should be prepared for anything"
Lady Superior Mora nodded and they soon arrived at the Raikage's door. Shimiko did not even bother addressing the secretary. This was a matter of national security and she didn't have time to parlay with attendants. Shimiko knocked and unless she was given an explicit order not to enter, she opened the door and held it open for Lady Mora before entering herself. The pair walked straight to Nariko's desk. Lady Superior Mora clasped her hands behind her back and said nothing. The Orthodoxy's leader was wearing more or less the same thing that she had worn when Nariko had last seen her. A black tunic, brown shoes, and a religious hat on her head with the Kanji for Death on it. Her shaggy grey hair drooped down to her shoulders and it appeared as though she had aged in the last couple of hours.
Shimiko placed the letter on Nariko's desk.
"I apologize for the intrusion Raikage-sensei but a letter from the Walking Death has been sent to you. Its contents are rather unexpected and if you allow me a chance to explain, I believe I can provide some clarity as to what this means for our country. "
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