Nozomi had been walking through the command castle for a little while, taking her time and no longer rushing. Part of it was that she wasn't familiar with the layout of the castle, and needed to find Chiheisen, but that wasn't the only reason. She had used quite a bit of her chakra throughout the assault on the prison, and she knew that she was going to need to use more before she left, to completely demolish the prison. For now it was okay to give herself some rest.
She had taken the time to properly use the transformation jutsu to make herself look like Gin, in order to fool anyone who may have been left behind. She didn't need to have long interactions with anyone, just enough to cause some recognition, and due to that, some hesitation. That would be all she'd need for a quick take down of almost anyone.
While she went through the castle though, she had some down time to finally sort through the items she had looted from Gin's body after beating him. Without having to carry him and make sure he didn't wake up, Nozomi's hands were all free, so she flitted through the belt and pouches quickly. He had some pretty interesting items, which was nice enough for Nozomi. She'd been meaning to restock her supplies anyhow. Multiple kunai, shuriken, and different types of bombs. Some military ration pills which would refill her supply. Some blood pills, which were probably better, since Nozomi didn't want to rely on Bijuu healing too much.
The scrolls were interesting, Nozomi wasn't sure if they stored anything themselves, or were just empty. That would have to be a later discovery. Some random potions and gems were also interesting. Then there was the ink vials and stuff for sealing. It appeared that Gin was a fuuinjutsu user. Given his tools and such, Nozomi came to the conclusion that he had probably trapped the area around Chiheisen's cell. She'd need to watch out for any last attempt snares.
There was an additional item that Nozomi had found. A single key. It was either a personal thing, such as to his home, or it was for Chi's cell. There wasn't any harm in checking when she found the cell, in case she was right. The worst that could happen would be it wasn't the key and she'd need to bust down the cell herself.
She set her eyes on the cell, unaware that there had apparently been a genjutsu placed on it earlier by Akihiro, since the clone of the Warden who had entered the cell earlier had in fact dispersed it by doing so. It was out in the open and Nozomi could clearly see that there were people inside the cell with Chiheisen, who was strung up and hooked up to monitors. The sight made Nozomi's blood boil, but she was super close to freeing her. The cell itself was suspended in the air with no real passage to get to it.
Nozomi wasn't quite sure what to do about that, but from the ground, she could jump up to it without too big of a deal. Since she didn't know about the chakra passageway, that's exactly what she did, using her strength, coordination, speed, and shinobi skills to get herself up to the door of the cell with a powerful jump. She could easily now make out some traps, having been expecting them. Tags, tension wires, and men with backup. It was just like Gin had told her. There were people here to kill Chiheisen if she had made it through. Her blood boiled more. She was glad she had killed him.
Peering in so that they could get a good view at her, transformed into Gin, she waved at the men inside, placing the key into view. "Mind disabling the traps? Threat's been dealt with for now, we can leave." With the combination of her having the key, being familiar with the fact that there were traps and guards, looking exactly like Gin, Nozomi doubted there would be too much question about the situation before it was too late. She was banking on these men not being actual guards of the prison, but given their clothes difference, she doubted they were. Besides, Gin had said they were ordered to kill Chiheisen, which she doubted the Warden was okay with.
Assuming that it worked, the traps were disabled, and Nozomi put the key in the lock, turning it. She was happy to find that the key was in fact to Chiheisen's cell. Opening it up, she dropped down to the ground, letting the Mockingbird soldiers exit to join her. With their guards down, Nozomi made quick work of them, dispatching them with speed, a quick turn and the kunai blade flashing with blood, having slashed their throats in a single blur of movement.
Her transformation faded away, and her true face showed, anger and disgust for these men evident. She saw movement from one of the cloaks, and her kunai launched towards it, pinning the cobra to the Mockingbird mercenary. Tricky men, tricky men. Nozomi wasn't one to be fooled like that though. Stripping down the smallest of them from the basest of the clothes (leaving underwear on), just to give Chiheisen some mostly clean clothes and a cloak, Nozomi bundled the clothes up. Now alone in the room, Nozomi leapt back up to the cell and she entered in to see Chiheisen.
The cell's anti gravity was strange. Nozomi moved towards Chiheisen slowly, looking over the things she was hooked up to. The head piece, the straight jacket, the chains, the needles. Nozomi's body prickled with anger once again. She could feel the Bijuu's chakra boiling in her, eager to rise up to the surface, but she suppressed it for the moment.
Taking off the helmet first, Nozomi eased the feeding tube out of Chiheisen's nose and mouth, letting her breathe on her own for the first time, and finally see and hear everything around her. "I'm here to free you. Hold tight for a little longer." Nozomi said calmly, placing a gentle hand on the back of Chiheisen's head. Moving to the chains, Nozomi put her key into it, but frowned. It didn't appear to work. Scowling, she dropped the key, which floated away from her, forgotten and useless. She'd have to brute force it.
The girl herself was very cute and innocent looking. Nozomi found herself comparing herself to Chiheisen. They were both slim and small framed, conventionally attractive. Chiheisen looked to be a few years younger than she was, which added to Nozomi's frustration that she was locked up like a monster. None of this was okay to do to anyone, no matter the danger. It was more humane to kill them than do such things.
Nozomi grabbed the cuffs where they met, and tried to pull them apart, but the metal was incredibly sturdy. Growling slightly, Nozomi shifted to be under Chiheisen and then flitted through handsigns, building up the suiton chakra in her stomach, and gathering the chains into a single bunch. Holding them together, using her body to keep Chiheisen from floating into the stream, Nozomi launched a thin stream of water, the Water Severing Wave biting into the metal for the chains. It took a bit, a testament to the strength of the bonds, but eventually Nozomi wore through them to the point that she could pull them apart.
The chain's snapped, leaving the cuffs still attached to Chiheisen, but those could be removed later. At the very least, she was freed from her bonds. Nozomi undid the straight jacket's clasps and handed Chiheisen the clothes and cloak she took. "If you want them."
OOC: I'll calculate stuff if I have to, but I don't want to currently.
Henge no Jutsu
Water Severing Wave