For Sero though he could taste the fear in the air whenever he went to or left his office at the nightmare brigade. He had been given a handful of shinobi to help with his bidding. Yet he didn't seem to need them for much. Not at the moment anyway. He prefered to use his own hand and the will of those he chose. One he had recruited had turned on him though. Costing the Hyuga his life in the process. Another called the pit child had faded from sight. The winter Princess Sayuri was busy with work for the village and his final follower was in a deep sleep. His illusions sleeping with him. In the end all who had met Sero and agreed to join him were no longer directly by his side. He served Sayuri still but she stood above him. As that was the case he had a need to discover new power. To stand alone against all odds. Thus he had turned to the beast sealed within him by the mysterious stranger and the fools who followed him. A man he would one day kill for that insult against him.
It was early morning in the training grounds and the sun had just begun to rise. A heavy mist clung to the dimly lit forest. Yet here no animals stirred. No insects or birds chirped. It was unnaturally still. As if the woods held bated breath for what it held deep within it. The air hung cold and wet despite the rising sun still. A frost on the grass as even the stream seemed oddly silent. Deep within the woods sat Sero in all white robes with blue hair and striking blue eyes as he sat upon a flat boulder. His legs kneeling as he sat on his feet. His pale fingers with blackened nails intertwined in his lap with his thumbs touching as he focused inwardly. To anyone approaching it was clear he was the source of it all. Stepping within sight of him would send a chill down the spine. As if some great beast were stalking the new arrival just out of sight. Hungry and waiting patiently. As Sero focused on the Bijuu within him one by one three small green flames like candles without the stick would form around him. Casting a green glow over the mist covered area.