It was as Rin expected so Masuyo questioning all of the things that was wrong did not surprise him. It certainly would look like he was a kid that is letting the words go in one ear and out through the other ear. Hearing what Sera put into her bag, Rin had a general idea of what he was truly lacking. Most would say he lacks common sense which probably isn’t wrong, but what he truly lacks is the drive to take care of himself. This drive is what Rin realizes, and Rin hopes he could remedy that drive. Of course the fact that he failed not once, not twice, but three times now is not helping his confidence. Once from the squad training from before, second time is a few seconds ago, and the third time Rin failed himself.
Rin would quietly pick up his bag after closing the lid, and while he heard Masuyo loud and clear about why some of his tools are inside of his bag. If Rin could respond he would, but for now he settles with just the silence bestowed onto his vocal cords and not say anything. The truth of the matter is weight. The fuuma shuriken especially weighs about as much as his wakizashi. As for the tags and bombs Rin decided to be a bit conservative. Mostly because Rin doubts he will need to use all of his tools especially he hardly uses them in the first place. Also did Rin ever mention how much of a terrible shot he was? If Masuyo read his profile then she should’ve seen that his accuracy with tools barely got to passing grade.
Now Rin can go back to his normal comfort zone. The zone where nobody notices him or bats an eye at him as Rin makes his way through the market street. Thankfully the stores just opened officially, so Rin took some time out of his way to purchase two small bags of dried fruit. Then seeing what is equivalent to jerky, Rin purchases three slabs of dried meat and even got that wrapped in the thin cloth meant to preserve food. It might not be much and mainly as a treat to himself. But Rin also purchases a small bag of roasted almonds coated in cinnamon. Opening his bag after the purchase was done, Rin would make sure to put his tools on one side of the bag to allow room for the three large slabs of jerky at the bottom with the two bags of dried fruit on top of it.
The boy took a couple of the cinnamon crusted almonds out of the bag before putting it up as well. Eating one at a time, Rin would just reach the Uchiha compound as he finished eating the second almond that was in his hand. The main problem? There is a reason Rin is usually up and about around four in the morning and leaves shortly after five at max. Sitting on the steps in front of the opened door is a boy of 13 who stands at about five foot six with a lithe build. Garbed in the average Genin outfit and armed like one as well. This cheeky dick-waffle as Rin personally calls him is Xue Uchiha, and the main one who often picked on Rin in an aggressive manner. Xue was just putting on his sandals when Rin came around the corner and while it took Xue a moment to register a toothy grin spreads on his lips.
“Well well, if it isn’t duck beating poop sucker. Haven’t really seen your face around here lately. You been avoiding me?” Rin didn’t have time for this and his patience was already thinned as it was. So Rin just walked past Xue without answering, and that certainly didn’t sit well with Xue as he kicks off his sandals to follow Rin inside of the compound. “Oh come on, it was a joke. Look i heard you trained under the head of the Hyuga family, and i just want to know how badly she pummeled you to the ground.” Rin remembers the heel drop Tsuyo landed on his chest, so pretty hard actually. Of course with his ‘gift’ that pain intake increased two-fold at least.
Rin continued to remain silent as he walks into the kitchen where his cups of noodles should be located. However they were gone leaving only his chopsticks on the counter. “Oh yeah, were those noodles yours by any chance? Yeah me and my friends helped ourselves with those. Thanks for the food, and i think Zing has your canteen. She might be still changing though so…” Xue kept getting cut off as Rin grabbed his chopsticks and even inspected them to make sure they weren’t sabotaged. Not that you could really damage a set of senju wooden chopsticks that was well decorated, but Rin got them from his mother as a birthday gift two years ago. To any outsider’s perspective it would seem like Xue is kind of being helpful, but also a jerk. In truth of Rin’s perspective Xue is still half-awake because otherwise Xue wouldn’t be following Rin around like a puppy.
Rin knew where Zing’s room was located, and as Rin was about to step out of the kitchen a tiny glint of metal caught his eye that was at throat level. Without slowing or stopping, Rin drew out his kunai from the left holster while his right hand went to grab around it. Sure enough it was steel wire, and flowing chakra through his kunai Rin easily cut through the wire with very little resistance. Xue saw the extended flow of chakra through the kunai, and for a moment Xue was surprised that Rin even saw the wire to begin with. So Rin walked down the hallway while Xue stayed behind to quickly grab something that was anchoring the wire. Putting the kunai back in its holster, Rin made a couple of turns through the compound before stopping in front of the door. As much as Rin wanted to bust in Zing’s room and take his canteen back; he knows Zing enough that she is really not as bad as Xue.
So Rin knocked twice on the door and waited for a response. “One second.” A familiar voice called out from behind the door, and so Rin waited though his patience was definitely being tested. Rin’s ears picked up the sound of metal sliding out of its holster coming from the direction he just came, and something told him to just take a step back so he did. Sure enough the second he did Rin’s keen eyes witnessed a kunai flying straight and true right where he was just standing. However if there was any rule in this house is no indoor fighting because of damage on the property. So Rin just reached up as the kunai was passing through, and then closed his fingers around the handle. The force still made his arm jerk to the side, but otherwise Rin caught the kunai from the air.
The moment Rin heard the click of the door opening up, Rin put his hand holding the kunai behind him. Revealing what is behind the door is Zing with her black hair that looked smooth as silk. Her eyes were like looking at a pair of onyx, but Rin didn’t have to say anything before Zing realized what he was here for. “Hold on i got something for you.” She left the door open which allows Rin to see her room. It was simple and spacious that held basic necessities for sleeping and storing clothes. On her futon is Rin’s canteen which Zing grabs and walks back. As she hands over the canteen, Zing whispers in a low voice. “Pour this out before you leave…” Rin didn’t doubt Zing for they probably poisoned the water. It was still full too, and normally they would either drink it all or pour it out themselves. Poison was honestly not above or below them either, but at least Zing told him to pour it out instead of finding out the hard way.
Rin silently thanked Zing before walking back towards the kitchen. Sure enough around the corner Xue was pressed against the wall and Rin just placed the kunai flat on Xue’s chest before walking away. It takes Rin a couple of minutes to pour out the water, and sure enough the water held a light green color and evidence that herbs was used. During these couple of minutes Rin made sure to wash out the inside of the canteen before filling it back up with water. Then he takes four cups of ramen noodles to put in his bag and leaves just enough room to put two sets of clothes along with a bar of soap that is wrapped up.
Pressed for time, Rin believes he has everything as he looks around his room that is the size of a small walk-in closet. He takes out the remaining tags and bombs from his bag and puts them in his pouch, but leaves the fuuma shuriken and the wakizashi inside of his bag. Rin really didn’t want to carry that much because it slows him down, but Rin has a feeling that Masuyo won’t let them leave unless they have basically the whole survival kit on their person. Rin neither has the money nor the patience for that. Taking another almond to munch on, Rin finds his headband on top of his bedroll. He honestly forgot to put that on, so Rin puts the headband on his forehead with the steel plate facing outward to show the hidden leaf symbol. Then taking his bag on his shoulders, Rin manages to depart from the compound without further interruption. This mission hasn’t even started, and Rin is already feeling frustrated as things build up from one source to the other.
'Do not let your emotions control your actions. You become predictable and act recklessly.' Rin thought to himself trying to calm himself down. Hopefully with this walking they would be doing Rin's stress goes down as well. 'This is why I am so glad i am not leading. Just something simple.' It wouldn't be too much longer before Rin gets back, but by the time he does it would close to six if not shortly after. Rin would appear to be distant, but he is certain that he is going to fail again. If there is anything Rin can agree on, is that everything he tries he fails. It is becoming easier to just expect failure in Rin's mind towards himself.
Spent 500 Ryo on food.