As Nozomi moved forward, she noticed a quick pulse as the earth shifted, and started to react to it, knowing the ground beneath her wasn't safe to walk on. She pushed up off the ground with a jump but wasn't quite able to escape the first spike. As it pierced her foot though, and into her leg somewhat, rendering it temporarily useless, she had activated her Chakra Mode, rather than V1, immediately noticing the drain in her chakra begin as the technique was powerful but not without cost, and her reflexes sharpened immensely, the cloak providing an even further protective barrier, and increasing her speed, strength, durability, and reflexes all at the same time. Nozomi's body was coated in a light blue flame-like chakra, something completely unseen by anyone before this point.
Even as fast and strong as Akihiro's technique was, it wasn't able to deal her its complete damage as she moved out of the path of it, carried upwards in the air by the spear itself, although she took some damage on her arm and torso as it sliced upwards. She kicked her good foot to the side that Akihiro was on, forming a platform of petals to springboard off of using her Misty Petal Platform technique, and used it as a launch pad to bounce herself out of harms way of not just the second spear of earth that Akihiro had tried to impale her with, but incidently, the attacks of the Kiri-nin, as well as away from Rin, the Kiri-nin Hana, and Akihiro.
See, a lot had happened in a very short span of time, but Hana's order wouldn't be obeyed fast enough as it was, much slower getting out to correct the actions of the Kiri-nin than was required for them to also not only acknowledge the order, but then drop their jutsu, reposition, locate Nozomi, prime a jutsu and launch at her if they wanted to have a chance to hit her. If they decided to do so, she would be long gone from there, and unless they could feasibly track her movements, there wasn't any possible way for them to nail her.
Hana had made a mistake in siding with Akihiro. She should have remained neutral if she wasn't going to join Nozomi. The Kiri-nin had also made a mistake, but they were loyal, Nozomi couldn't really fault them. The guards listened to orders, and their initial choice was to apprehend Akihiro and Rin, rather than gang up on Nozomi like they were just ordered to. Nozomi understood following orders, it was something she'd done for most of her life. Hana made the order though, so she was very much so a subject of Nozomi's ire now, if neither of them died today. Unfortunately for the guards, Nozomi valued her own life more than she cared about their loyalty. She would feel nothing if they died, as she usually didn't feel anything for most people dying.
While in the air, and with her much increased coordination, Nozomi blazed through the hand seals for Water Heaven's Convergence, nothing to stop her at this point, simultaneously healing herself from the wounds she'd received. See, while knowing what Nozomi was going to do was one thing, being able to do something about it was a completely different thing. Nozomi's speed when she was in this form was unmatched, and most would find it hard to even follow her movements, let alone react with enough speed to hit her. Perhaps she should fight them now.
Although, with the odds currently as they were, Nozomi didn't favor her chances after being blindsided by Akihiro. Isobu's chakra was drastically reduced saving her, and with Akihiro and Rin both being Jinchuuriki, as well as Kiri's forces no longer being neutral, perhaps a retreat was advised for the time being. Nozomi was a stubborn girl, and used to facing odds that were massively stacked against her, but she also wasn't a complete idiot. This wasn't a fight she needed to be in right now. Not when she could do it on her own terms later on. This wasn't like the Prison, or her Control fight, or even Emberdome. She wasn't stuck here by anything. Honiko had taught Nozomi for several years, and one thing she always tried to drill into Nozomi's head was that she shouldn't let anyone dictate the terms of her fights, and that if she could control the variables of a fight, she would come out the victor.
"Retreat for now." Isobu agreed, not particularly eager to be killed quite so quickly after having lost a fight for control against Nozomi. The process of reconsituting himself wasn't a fun one, even if he could do it over and over. At least Nozomi had proven her will was strong enough to be worth wielding his power. The 3 tails had decided to throw his support behind Nozomi until such time as it was that called her to the ultimate death.
Nozomi's feet touched the ground, having moved herself over 40 meters with a single bound, and she didn't stop moving, but nor would she leave without a parting gift. The Amaterasu flame was engulfing the water that it had been trapped in, and funny enough, the guards had dropped their walls, which only served to spread it more as it touched more and more water, which was sloshing to the ground. Nozomi didn't need to see it to have control of it. Constituting as much water from the moisture in the air as she could muster in the area behind her that was within the 100 meter range of her technique, as well as from the constantly saturated ground, the trees, everywhere she could naturally pull water from, Nozomi's hands parted the water that was on fire in two directions: Towards the walls of Kiri's gates, and towards the treeline Akihiro was in.
Perhaps it could be contained, but following Nozomi would be less advised in a group. If they wanted to try and catch her, they would need to decide who followed and who stayed to handle the flames, another precious time waster. However, having formed water in so many areas, as the fire touched more and more water, it would spread more and more like an oil fire. As Nozomi left the range, all the water she had pulled out would drop to the ground, carrying any flames they had with them, which would inevitably touch and light more and more on fire as they did so, even if slow to do so. However, she'd also attacked both the wall and the treeline as well, which would inevitably cause a forest fire as well as burn down Kiri's walls if not dealt with properly. She didn't need to fully guide them either, letting the momentum of the water they rode flow it where it needed to go.
After making it about 200 meters or so, Nozomi began to flip through some more seals, spinning around and launching an additional amount of water, using the giant waves of her Water Release: Great Exploding Water Colliding Wave aimed towards them to create an even more insane amount of water, that would continue on past that area, carrying the flames out even further whether her initial moves had been successful or not. However, she didn't stop moving either, never remaining still, continually backpedaling, ignoring anything that would get in her way. Trees fell and shattered in her wake, but didn't even faze her in the slightest.
However, she'd done so not only to force them to contend with the flames, and new waves, but also to put an obstacle between herself and them. With the black fire cutting her off from a straight line to follow her, she'd disappear from their sight almost immediately given the disparity between her speed and theirs. Following her immediately wouldn't likely be possible, unless they had some way to match her speed and track her at the same time, which was equally as unlikely. By the time anyone actually picked up her trail, she'd likely be long gone.
If she was going to be named an enemy, she'd show them just how dangerous she could be. Kiri getting caught in the crossfire was Hana's fault here, things could have ended peacefully and Kiri would have been safe from Nozomi. And Akihiro would be to blame as well for launching a jutsu like that so close to the village if it caused any massive amount of damage.
Akihiro though, had made a worse mistake than just launching Amaterasu at Nozomi. He had failed to kill her, and now things were personal. She hadn't cared about him before, and would have left things neutrally. But now she wouldn't just kill him one day. Now she would destroy him, and everything he cared about. If he valued Konoha so much, she'd kill more and more of them for sure. But more than that, his clan was going to be destroyed. Reduced to nothing. Anyone she came across that he cared about, she would take from him. Akihiro, for all his intelligence, brilliance, and planning had gone and done the dumbest thing he could have done: He'd created an enemy out of someone who he didn't have to have. All because he couldn't keep his finger off the trigger. Nozomi was a bomb, and he had lit the fuse.
Isobu Water reduction UA
Body of Steel freebie UA
-30 Chakra Mode Activated 285->255/290
-1 Misty Petal Platform 255->254/290
-5 WHC Activation 254->249/290
-10 Water Release: Great Exploding Water Colliding Wave 249->239/290
-25% chakra healing non lethal
Isobu Chakra: 90/360
Strength: A -> S++ [CM]
Constitution: B -> A [Body of Steel] -> S++ [CM]
Speed: A -> S++ [CM]
Coordination: A -> S++ [CM]
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