Katsumi felt the fatigue within his bones, his muscles were strained, and he collapsed backwards after chugging the last remainder of water that he kept within himself. The last few days he'd done nothing but excavate a cavern using his bare hands, and well.. a shovel. On top of that, he'd also done a great amount by perfecting his Blast Taijutsu to create the cavern, rough excavations of extreme heat and damage cleared sections of stone a fist at a time.
Katsumi's will had created as large an explosion as he could, and when the space was large enough to clear out of the way -or- his chakra had given out, he would turn to physical labor in order to shovel out large chunks of stone and dump them over the mountains edge. It had been days, weeks, leading up to this moment when his makeshift training ground would be completed, his body weak and trembling as he lay on his back in the empty cavern while staring up at the ceiling.
The entrance was carved out in the mountain the exact number of degrees away from the rising sun as was the cost of his first drink tab with Masami. A number of little significance but converted to degrees pushed him to the east 27 degrees. The entrance was little more than a cylindrical cut out, just over 7 feet in height and only a few feet in width. This entrance was merely a tunnel, dimly lit by the external sun before some 20 meters in, it would expand greatly, into a 50 meter by 50 meter auditorium that Katsumi had carved out single handedly in the heart of the mountain itself. There were a few torches that lit the edges of the walls, just enough that things were visible and the immediate exterior of the mountain had cool air and a gorgeous view of a forest that had sprung up at the base of the mountain and nearly covered their entrance.
Katsumi figured it was as safe and secluded as possible so that they could... train, in peace. Most things were illegal within the village such as using jutsu or brandishing a weapon except for in the training grounds and even then, it felt in a way... restricted still? Even if it wasn't explicitly listed as such. He wouldn't imagine that bigger and better explosions and perfections of his techniques or skills would go over very well. Pushing himself to his limits within the walls wouldn't do but here he could let loose and push himself to the farthest reaches of his skills.
Still, Masami seemed decently strong otherwise and had an interesting Kekkai Genkai to boot with it or maybe it was just that bald head of his making him look much older. In any case, Katsumi laid on the ground there and felt his eyes begin to fade away, his water depleted and the cavern... mostly excavated, it would be good enough for the time being. His eyes flickered shut and for a moment, he felt the utter soreness throughout his body and the shock to his system. It was like his chakra network had been scarred and his muscles had been pulled around like taffy on a peg. His mind faded for a bit, Masami knew where their new training ground would be, he would just nap and wait for him to get there.
Not really minding that he'd set for him to come see it two days from now and not later that night. It didn't matter though, he'd really perfected out a whole new set of Bakuton jutsu this afternoon finishing the cavern and it felt good to just melt away into the stone for a bit.
[Training Confinement, Mechanism Dismantling, Double Strike, and Pounce. 1 C-rank, 2 D-rank, 1 E-rank customs = 600 words]
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