Haruko Kaguya had only been back in Kirigakure a year since she'd left her ordeal, the young woman having just begun trying her hand at becoming a warrior once again. She needed time to cope...and still hadn't managed to piece herself back together. A subtle sigh slipped past her lips as she glanced up from the ground, finally taking herself out of autopilot it seemed, and looking around. She couldn't see anyone, and felt alone...for now. This is what she wanted, seclusion. She would turn her attention a good ways down range from her, about 100 meters away, where a grouping of trees could make for good targets. She'd slip her hands out of her pockets, one reaching up to swipe her hood back, the other reaching behind herself, to the base of her neck.
Sounds of bone cracking and shifting could be heard by those with sensitive ears, the subtle movements able to be seen rippling in the back of her hoodie, as she shifted and moved her spine. It'd pop out, the first vertebrae of her spine poked through the skin, a moment before the second would pop into view. Her hand grabbed onto this bit of bone jutting from the base of her neck, where it met the spine, squeezing it a bit before giving a solid yank. This pulled out the girl's spine, which would be instantly replaced within her, the length of bone and cartilage arched in a shape akin to a bow, and further molded to solidify this shape, a string of cartilage between the tips of the Bow of Bones, linking them and completing the weapon. She rolled her shoulders, getting a feeling for her new, replacement spine. The young woman lifted her hoodie back over her hair and once more faced down range, holding the bow in a position ready to accept an arrow.
She held her hand out, and another bone extended from her palm, using much less focus to create then the intricate bow. She used her teeth to pull it the rest of the way out of her hand, breaking it off and gripping it between her fingers before lacing it along the thin string of cartilage used as a firing medium. She held the bow down at first, towards the ground...a glance down as she gripped onto the bow's handle for just a moment, it'd been a long time since she'd done this...years even...and it simply reminded her of times she wished to avoid. Taking a deep breath Haruko would shut her eyes, softly sighing it out a bit shakily, before her eyes opened, the daze and gloss from before gone, a cold determination filling the azure orbs. She raised her bow and took aim, eye lined right up with the shaft of the arrow, focusing on the target...a tree in the middle of a grouping of three.
As she drew the bow back, she'd focus herself further, enhancing her strength just a little for the sake of the shot, the Focused Shot expending a hint more of her energy then normal, but giving her arrow a hint of boost in power. She let it loose, a solid frame with no waver when firing, letting the string snap with fury and launch the bone arrow. She remained as if she was still holding it, eye watching it along is path. It flew down range with acceptable speed, nothing to write home about, but accurate enough and strong enough. It crossed the distance pretty quickly, before echoing back the solid 'thud' of it striking the tree, stuck perfectly in the spot she'd aimed for. Slowly she lowered his arm with the bow to her side, raising her head back up some, eyes focusing down range to see she had indeed hit her mark. Even after years...she wasn't rusty.
[150/150. Learned Focused Shot]
Hone no Yumi ('Bow of Bone')