he caught up to her quickly, grabbing her arm he pulled her back spinning her around to face him “ can you tell me what the hell just happened... you know we can’t go back there” he said looking around to make sure no one was paying attention “ i know that” she said snatching her arm back “ its just i have to go, i have to see something with my own eyes” she said “and why oreke no jutsu then?” he asked misaki must have been in a state of shock or was demanding answers from the 5th “ at least this way we wont get recognized, we’ll be going as a different gender, please ronin just go with it” she begged him, she turned and began to walk. ronin stood in a stunded silence “ did she just say please?” he said softly to himself “ who said please?” misaki cut in startling ronin “ ryoko-chan is every thing ok, you look like you’ve just seen a ghost “ she asked with a smile on her face” i’m fine, i’m fine... any way lets head out, well give you a mission run down along the way”
misaki was filled in on the mission while mystic filled both misaki and ronin on the protocal that would be in place at the funeral “ for a konoha ninja you sure now alot about the politics of different nation matsuyo-kun” misaki said sounding impressed, but all mystic could manage was a cold stare back at her before taking the lead.
there was and awkward silence that feel over the group before misaki fell into line with ronin “ ne, Ryoko-chan its safe to say that you and Matsuyo-kun know each other right?” she asked making sure that red head up front couldn’t here them “ ah yeah, we’ve been team mates for years, why is there some thing wrong?” ronin asked looking up ahead at mystic, then back at misaki “ ah no... not really i was just wondering whats his problem,his acting so up tight have i done some thing to upset him, or is he always like this around girls i mean, i’ve never had a guy peak to me so rudely as he has... and its not just that i mean he doesn’t look at me.” she said starting to get herself worked up, ronin looked at her in pure confusion “ what do you mean?” ronin asked “ i mean he doesn’t even register i’m here, i’m a girl and he hasn’t even looked at me” misaki was bordering on hysteria, and all ronin could do was laugh which earned a deep frown from mystic as she looked over her shoulder at the pair of em “ shhh “ misaki said clamping her hand over ronin’s mouth “ i’m sorry i’m just in a bad mood, i shouldn’t direct my anger towards him.... “ she said feeling ashamed for her little out burst, ronin laughed again, but some how he was able to keep mystic from hearing “ you have no need to worry, i wont tell i promise ” he said winking at her, and misaki smiled back “ it’s just between us girls” she replied, and ronin repressed the urge to laugh yet again, at least there was un upside to this mission “ though try not to blame matsuyo for his current attitude, it is just painful for him, for the both of us actually” ronin said in a softer voice “ what do you mean by painful?‘ misaki inquired “ well you see, matsuyo and my self are originally from the country of wind, and we haven’t been back since we were children” ronin aloud the silence to take hold of the trio as he took his position at the back of the formation, he had know that mystic’s past would have been as painful as his.
the remained of the journey was carried out in silence, nearly a full 3 days without a single word said to one another, and it was driving misaki crazy she almost hugged on of the servant at the daimo’s palace just for speaking to her, the trio was shown to their room, mystic having the appearance of a guy was given a room to herself since it seemed unbecoming for 2 women to share a room with a male, even if they where team mates, ronin on several occasions couldn't help but laugh “ if only they knew” he whispered to himself, following misaki into what wold be there room for the next 2 nights, mystic glared at him daring him to try or do anything perverted with misaki, ronin never dream of doing any thing even as a joke, but he liked to messing with mystics head so he glared back daring her to try and stop him,a small smirk crossed mystic’s face as she threw her back pack into her room, and stalked her way over to the two women, singling out the brunette until she had been back up against the wall, slamming her fist against the stone wall next to ronins head, mystic leant in and whispered in his ears “ if you even dare i’ll be sure to let kitsune know” mystic’s voice was quiet enough so that misaki was unable to hear her, and with a devilish smirk on her face mystic nodded to misaki “ enjoy your rest lady’s” she said before stalking off into her own room
ronin threw himself onto his bed burying his head into his pillow and sighing deeply before rolling over and closing his eyes, he herd misaki close the door then silence.
when he opened his eyes he didn’t expect to see misaki looming over him, startled he rolled off the bed “ gez... you trying to give me a heart attack” he said rubbing his head he crawled back onto his bed “ i’m sorry ryoko-chan, i didn’t men to scare you” misaki said laughing at the same time “ so?” ronin asked stretching out lazily “ so, what?” misaki replied sitting on the edge of her bed smirking to the girl across from her “ are you going to tell me what is what you wanted, i mean there was a reason for you hovering over me like that...or is it your into women, and you find me attractive?” he asked jokingly, misaki burst out laughing “ oh please... i’m into men” she said laughing uncontrollably, ronin raised and eyebrow “ ah... sorry its just that you reminded me of ronin then... it would be something that he would say” he laughed along with her until he noticed the wide smirk on her face “ what...what are you smiling about” he asked a little nervous “ oh nothing really... just thinking back on what happened out there in the hall a few moments ago”she said looking down at ronin as he lay on the bed “ what about it?” he questioned “ nothing... i just know whats going on, i mean it makes sense” now ronin was confused “ ok now you’ve lost me” he said scratching his head “ the reason why matsuyo-kun doesn’t look at me.... either your dating or he has the hots for you.... i mean come on, why wouldn’t he look at me all guys look at me” she said with confidence “ ronin doesn’t” it was out of his mouth before he could top himself, “ ronin is different... and how would you know anyway?” she questioned, “ ahh... does it matter” he said trying to cover his tracks.
now she was curious, standing up she glared down at ryoko a devilish smile crossing her face as she took a step towards the woman “ i have ways of making you talk you know” she said in a low voice, taking yet another step forward her hands reaching out towards ryoko “ what are you doing misaki-san” he said, weary of his teammate, as she seemed to be slowly advancing on him “ a torture technique mystic uses on me to talk ” she whispered with a slight laugh.
the colour in ronin’s face drained, as he looked up at her with what felt like fear ‘if mystic taught her i’m a goner’ he thought to himself, he wanted to run but misaki was already on him, pinning him beneath her, her hand going straight for his breast. stunned he looked up at her, “ what are you doing?” he ask, but his only response was the smile on her face before her hands seemed to take on a mind of her own.
mystic lay exhausted on her bed, she had made sure she had locked the door so she was able to cancel the oreoke no jutsu, having being force to use it for close to 3 days straight had chewed through at least half of her chakra, and since she didn’t have to share a room with any one there was no point pretending she was a guy.
“nearly 10 years” she said sighing to herself looking up at the plan and boring ceiling, ronin was right, they shouldn’t of came here what in the world had she been thinking, though she was never going to let him know that he was right.
the weather seemed hotter than she had remembered, but time had changed alot of things.
looking around the room she sat up “ i need get out of this place” she whispered needing t spend as little time in the palace as possible. Knowing she couldn’t go out as her self, she contemplated heading out to the local market place as matsuyo, but she would expand to much chakra if she did “ think girl, there’s another way, theres always another way ” she almost laughed out loud, she could disguise herself like when she was younger, jumping to her feet she shoved the bed and it frame away from the wall, where she knew a small button was located, pressing it gently she braced herself as the floor seemed to fall from under her.
lucky for her it was a short fall, slightly painful but short, she rolled over onto her knees hitting her head on the floor boards above. cussing in a low voice she looked around “ just as i remembered “ she whispered before making her way to her desired location.
it took her no more than 5 minutes before she was crawling back through the trap door, carrying what looked like a bundle of clothing with her “ right” she said throwing it on her bed before looking for the items she needed. once she had dressed she headed for the door, stopping and looking back at the remanding pile of cloths that lay scattered every where “ why do i have a conscious “ she said before stamping her way over to misaki and ronin’s room and pounding on the door, luckily for her her entire face was hidden behind a head dress so all she had to do was change her voice.
Misaki looked at the door, then back at ryoko “ saved by the bell” she said smirking as she released her team mate, getting up to answer the door, she was slightly surprised to she a barely dressed masked woman at the door “ can i like help you at all?” she asked letting her annoyance be known “ my master wish’s to have a moment with ryoko-sama and has sent me to bring her to him” the masked woman replied, misaki looked at the woman with a suspicious gaze “ and may i ask what it is your master wants with my team mate?” she question as ryoko came to stand by her side “ who is it misaki-san” ryoko asked looking at the woman standing in the door way, “ ah ryoko-sama, my master whish’s a moment of your time, please if you would follow me” the woman said grabbing her by the arm and dragging her away “ hey wait just a minute” misaki started before ryoko waved apologetically at her “ I’ll be fine I’ll try not to take to long, i promise” she said and waited till misaki went back into the room, he didn’t walk very far before the woman shoved him into the near by room “ what the hell is going on” he said as the woman turned around to face him, removing her head dress to reveal her true identity “ mystic?” he said sounding dumb founded “ shut up... and don’t you dare comment on the outfit” she stated firmly, before looking him in the eye “ I’m to tired to stay as matsuyo and i can’t stand being in this plce, so ‘m going to head out into the markets” she informed him, scooping up a pile of cloths before throwing them at me, and I though you might want a break from being ryoko... and I’m pretty sure there are places you’d wanna check out... make sure you keep your face covered” and with that she re-covered her face before leaving ronin alone in the room.