"Hey dad, do you still have that lighter?" Kotsubo yelled out in his house, he was asking since he knew his dad smokes. "Yeah, it should be on the kitchen bench." his dad yelled back, Kotsubo went into the kitchen and his dad was right, he grabbed the lighter and went outside. He made sure to go near a surface that was hard and away from any ignitable surfaces or objects. He crouched down on a stone-like floor and brought out the piece of paper that told Kotsubo the mission details, he opened it up to read it one last time, before wrapping it back up and holding the top left corner very loosely, with the lighter in Kotsubo's other hand he started to press down on it, lighting up a flame and putting it on the opposite corner of the paper that Kotsubo was holding it from, with it easily going up in flames, it took a bit of waiting but the paper got fully burned.
Kotsubo placed the lighter back on the kitchen bench back in the house, and went out again to head on his way to the village gates, which would take him a bit of a walk but he wasn't running late or anything. He's sure he would make it just on time, hoping that if he arrives both of his team members for the mission would already be there, or come just as soon as he arrives. He wants to get this mission started as soon as possible.
- Letter Details:
- "Burn as soon as possible. Sensitive information contained within.
A short time ago, the Land of Water had a squad of scouts go missing without a trace. The only clue was something big and fast killed them. A kage summit has decided that each village will send a squad of shinobi to investigate this strange creature, thought to be in the Land of Lightning. Makahshi Kereko was originally chosen, but he has since disappeared. You are to fill in his place. Leave as soon as possible. In addition to yourself, a promising genin by the name of Nozomi and a chuunin by the name of Halycon Yomi will be joining you as your subordinates. They have been informed of enough of the situation to be familiar and are awaiting your summons.
Your orders are to capture or eliminate whatever attacked the Land of Water and bring it back to Kirigakure for study. If another village manages to capture this creature, you are to eliminate their squad and proceed as normal. Under no circumstances is another village to get away with the target still alive. This creature is considered highly dangerous, and has marked this mission as A rank. It is highly probable that this could turn into a S rank assignment, and full caution is to be employed. How the mission is to be carried out is left to your discretion. The rendezvous is located in the Land of Lightning, at the coordinates listed below.
In addition to this mission, you will scout out any resources and areas of interest within the southern portion of the Land of Lightning, and if possible, Kumogakure herself. There should be enough time to before the official time of rendezvous to accomplish this goal, though you should consider this a separate B rank mission. Do not get caught. Good luck."