Kimiko had been taking down several of the enemy troops, the Sharingan giving her a massive advantage in close quarter combat. However, she was above any of the small fry that Iwa and their assisting troops could muster. She had stopped caring as much about the lesser troops, and focused her attention more on locating the higher ups. It was happen stance that she came upon a familiar sight. Her sharingan picked up the intense and familiar chakra levels and color of Seid and his paths. Like before, the chakra in the bodies were entirely the same chakra system, and seemed to be pooling at several locations from their bodies.
She'd noticed it during their last encounter. Every time one of them used a jutsu, all of their chakra levels fluctuated. It was like they were connected to each other some how. And the one who had stayed behind the last time seemed to be the source of their power. This time, seeing him, she knew she was prepared. She didn't know what his face looked like until now, and she immediately knew that he was undergoing some sort of transformation. His rinnegan was visible, and everything started to make more sense. There was a powerful Otsutsuki in Kumogakure, and he was evolving, changing.
Still, she wouldn't let the shock of that get her. It wasn't like she'd been sitting around doing nothing. Kimiko was stocked up on armor and gear this time, and had done some training to bring out some of her potential. The Kimiko that had fought him before had been unaware of his abilities, and had gotten caught off guard, but she'd been doing well enough against him that she was stalemating him until he caught her off guard. That wouldn't happen this time. This time she knew what he could do. She had had time to prepare for him. And she knew who he was, but he didn't know who she was. He'd left her for dead there, but she had been masked the entire time.
If it wasn't for the Sharingan, she wouldn't have known it was the same person though, but it was likely that it was. The way he stood, the flee on sight orders, the immense chakra, the same signature color, the way the others were fed by his chakra, it was too much to be a coincidence.
Withdrawing the tanto that was on her back and a bottle of hero water from her pouch, Kimiko advanced slowly towards the paths and Seid, keeping a normal walking pace towards him while she emptied the content of the bottle into her mouth and swallowed, throwing the glass away. Immediately, she felt refreshed and ready to go, a sense of power surging through her. She wasn't sure what his opening move would be, and she'd learned to be cautious. This time she wasn't marred by having to defend an area, so she was more free to move around as she wished. However, she should probably make this fight as quick as possible. She wasn't sure if her allies would need some assistance at all, and the sooner she took down Seid, the sooner she could assist her teammates.
She kept an eye towards the paths and Seid though, this time understanding exactly how his portal worked, so there would be none of that sneaky attack from behind stuff like before. It was good that she wasn't identified last time. There were key differences about her. She was stronger, smarter, faster, and amped by the Hero Water, so her reserves of chakra were much higher. She wasn't spamming Multi Shadow Clone either. And with the Tanto out, she was using a different fighting style than she'd displayed previously. There was little to indicate that she was the same person at all.
-Analyzing Seid & the paths
Used: Hero Water x1
+100 Hero Water buff
Distribution and wearing:
Titanium Mesh Shirt [B grade mesh shirt made out of titanium.]
Heavy Cloak [B-grade Spidersilk full body cloak dyed black]
Bandages wrapped on two C rank leather bracers (two bandages, 1 set of thin bracers marked with Lightning Flash Blade Creation)
Left Arm: 74/100 (74 Singing Kunai from Dhark Unlimited, 20 handles wrapped with Dhark Explosive tags)
Right Arm: 74/100 (74 Singing Kunai from Dhark Unlimited, 20 handles wrapped with Dhark Explosive tags)
Holster 1: 1 Singing Kunai
Holster 2: 1 Singing Kunai
Baldric: Twin Inferno Tanto [A-grade platinum tanto, when the Chakra Flow is used the tanto yields the properties of Fire Release Chakra Flow. 60/60]
Hip Pouch 1:
25 Singing Kunai, 10 handles wrapped with Dhark Explosive Tags and the other 15 marked with Disruption Seals
Hip Pouch 2:
25 Singing Kunai
Hip Pouch 3:
Blood Pills, Military Ration Pills, Coagulation Pills, Potion of Plentiful Healing, Potion of Fire Resistance
Strength: C -> B [Hero Water]
Speed: B -> A [Hero Water]
Perception: B -> A [Sharingan]