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By Our Powers Combined, We Summon the Robokage! [Requesting Takahashi Sousuke]

An Octagon of silver stone with entrances on all sides is where the inner workings of the Sungakure government take place. Sitting on top of the octagon is an image Primus the One King. The golden statue is of a man with his sword pointed to the ground with his gaze shifting upwards into the blue sky. The building is four stories high and consists of many offices. The office of the Steward is located on the third floor. The sigils of all Sungakurian families and families residing in Sungakure are carved on the sides of the building. Each sigil is colored with his clan's predominate color scheme. From the upper floors of the Kazekage tower viewers can see the lower part of the village housed within a recently opened canyon.

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Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:30 pm

The Kazekage's Tower - a building that stands tall and proud, pretty sure meant to be a symbol of Sunagakure's unyielding and courageous rise from the dark caverns below. Probably. Or something. He was not too sure. He was just happy that his family's crest was painted onto a side of the tower. He'd like to believe it happened to be the front side, even though all eight sides were exactly the same, and had entrances at the foot of each.

Kyo arrived with Mako, and beckoned the stranger to follow him into the building. Once inside, he could see the stark contrast in the how busy the place was. People were rushing back and forth constantly, and the reception seemed to always be occupied. Kyo lead Mako towards the closest one that was free, and addressed the receptionist behind the counter. "Excuse me, I am Kyokusō of the Taisen clan, Kyo for short. I am here with a certain Sachi A. Mako, who is here to see Takahoshi Sousuke. I would like to formally request an audience with him." He stated, realizing then and there that he was missing out an important detail - the specifics of why Mako wanted to talk to Sousuke. Oh wells. He felt like it was because they were old friends. Were they? Maybe. Maybe not.

He was a bit tired now, to be frank. But also actually very excited. It was now approaching the evening that he had arrived, given the detours that Mako and him had on the way. Then again, it was summer, so plenty of daylight - and hence plenty of time left to meet the Kage. Kyo had a chance to know a bit more about Mako while making their way here, and needless to say he was keen to stick around, to see what would happen.

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Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:18 am

After a few seconds of struggling, a youth with a gigantic shank of meat strapped to his back squeezed through the Tower doors. "Hehe...~" a sly laugh sounded out as he sauntered over towards his last-second guide. As he walked he couldn't help but let his large round eyes wander around the room. This place was huge! "Wow!" An understatement if there ever was one. His gaze drifted upwards as he stopped in the middle of the lobby. Y'know, for being a desert village, Sunagakure sure had a lot of vistas. Hidden caverns, untouched oases, giant towers...he never would've imagined somewhere like this could hide such wonders. "Sosuke lives here, huh?" By this point the foreigner was attracting a lot of eyes. Partly because of his bedraggled appearance and partly because of the person-sized hunk of food he had tied to his shoulders. Any gaze that came his way was returned as soon as the wonderment wore off. Mako's head shifted back and forth, eyeballing just about every person in the lobby. "Who the hell're all these people?" "Odd" didn't even begin to describe the situation...

Seemed like a common theme, with this one.

It took a while but eventually his confusion faded and he gave a simple shrug, jogging slightly to catch up with Kyokuso. One of his hands reached behind his back to tear a chunk of meat off the bone, popping it into his mouth immediately after. "Hanksh ahgen foh da fooh!" Gibberish? Probably. Mako's usual blank expression occupied his mug as he chewed vigorously...until he attempted to get it down. His mouth was big, but the hunk of protein he'd inhaled was a bit bigger. Luckily all it took was pounding on his exposed chest a few times to dislodge the problem. The traveler then took a rather painful-looking swallow, hunched over, and sighed afterwards. "Whew!~" Yet another close call. Eating was a dangerous activity after all... "How'd you pay for all that, anyway?" the question came as Mako stood back up to his full height and turned his attention towards his temporary guide. Not just the hunk of meat, but Kyokuso actually footed the entire bill when the two stopped to grab some grub on the way here. In typical Mako fashion...It was pure chaos. He must've eaten the restaurant's entire inventory! Or damn near it, at least. But still the boy didn't so much as break a sweat (or if he did, he was good at hiding it) when they were quoted a cost for the massacre. He must've been rich! His usual innocent-looking eyes narrowed upon the lad and he leaned backwards a little. It was obvious. He had him all figured ou- "...are you a robber?" Of course. It was the only explanation. The only. Explanation.

In the meanwhile, he would simply stand there and wait. Not much else to do now. Hopefully Sousuke wasn't too busy dealing with...robot...stuff. Metalmen were very busy people. If he was too distracted, the foreigner could probably always find that "R" guy around somewhere. If he remembered right he had a pretty distinct presence. Kinda like his. If he put his mind to it he could probably feel him out. But perhaps that would come later. Wonder if he ever got that nub fixed...

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Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:02 am

The receptionist looked at the boy and his company with a bit of a curious glance. The girl was a goth teen who had got a summer job at the Kazekage tower. She looked at Kyokuso and then back to Mako, then back to Kyokuso. The receptionist was for a few more moments longer a mute, until she spoke up. "L-Lord Sousuke? The Steward is ... ... he's occupied at the moment, but he's supposed to be back in like two minutes. He's pretty prompt with his time schedule ... and he's not known to be late." She would pull an appointment book open, and she would flip the pages over to today's date. She ran his finger down the timelines. "Right. So. He's ... uhm Doin' a Mission in a place called 'Inferno', which is like ... not a really nice place. It's really fiery with demons and stuff. That being said ... it's supposed to be over in like ... one minute and thirty seconds. I'm pretty sure he'll take the appointment, but he'll be like not very neat and tidy. He might be burned in a few spots, and or covered in purple goop. It's a thing. It happens. Who knew demons bleed purple."

With fifteen seconds to spare on the clock, the doors would open and in came the smell of something burnt and burnt to a crisp. If the two gentlemen would turn around they would indeed find who they were looking for. Like the receptionist said, they would find the man's armour darkened in certain places, and the cape he wore had some holes burnt through it. The man of the hour was very much here, and maybe in some respects was the same man Mako had met some time ago. The lenses on his helmet glowed white as he took a few steps forward. As forecasted yes, there was indeed some purple goop on his armour which was seemingly burnt on. He looked at Kyokuso and then Mako. The eye lenses seemed to glow brighter for a moment, as he walked to the reception desk. "My messages if you'd be so kind." The receptionist would pout for a moment, and then hand him the messages. He would turn around and look over them. "I suspect Kyokuso of the Taisen Household and Mako of the House Sachi are here to see me." The receptionist turned a slight shade of pink. Sousuke would turn around once again and notice the shade of pink, which meant he was indeed correct.

The teenager's mouth opened, then closed, then opened. "Uh... yeah. Right you are as usual Lord Steward!" She paused for a moment. "How'd you know?" Sousuke would point to his head with his index finger. Oh yes. Of course he knew, the man was a walking encyclopedia of Sungakurian house names and he knew everyone. She always wondered how he knew, but the answer he would provide was 'he knew, because it is expected that he knows'. The Steward at the time of the incident at the Orders was the Kazekage. He was Kazekage in the absence of a Sunahoshi. Now that Sunahoshi Katuso had taken the throne, Sousuke had stepped down as Kazekage.

The Steward would turn to look at Mako now. He would stare at him right in the eye. "Your hair and clothes have seen better times. Still the same face, eyes, and cheek bones. Smile lines. They are indeed a thing, or so I've noticed. Yet here you are fully functional." He spoke mechanically, but it was pleasant enough. Sousuke would then turn his attention over to Kyokuso. "Young Kyokuso of the Taisen household. How are you faring in completing your undertakings for this particular day?"

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Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:01 am

If it was not for the fact that Mako was so obviously abnormal, Kyo might have reacted quite vociferously to being accused of being a robber. But given this case, Kyo simply turned around and shook his head in response to Mako's suggestion. "No Mako, I've told you. My family has money... we are not of the great clans of Sunagakure, but the Taisen clan still has a decent standing. We can... afford things."

Kyo pondered for a moment, wondering whether to go ahead with saying what he was thinking in his head. He was just so, so curious. Urghh. Nah, he was taught better than that. So instead, he silently waited for the time to pass, as Mako continued to chomp on his food or whatever he was doing. With fifteen seconds to spare, Sousuke appeared, in all his splendor. Kyo had never seen the Kazekage-Steward in real life before, or even pictures of him. But he had heard of very detailed descriptions, though even those did not do Sousuke enough justice. The man really was in full armor, made from some material Kyo could not identify. He was not even sure what the glowing lights were or... if Sousuke was even (fully) human? The question that was bugging him was coming further and further to the forefront, now that both Sousuke and Mako was in the room.

Kyo watched as Sousuke approached the reception for his messages, and, prior to really going through them, asked about both Kyo and Mako. For a second, it did not register - but then Kyo realized that the receptionist did not actually write down details of him and Mako quite yet. So wait, what, Sousuke just knew who they were?

Was it a mind probe? No... unlikely. Kyo may still be only developing his bloodline powers now, but he would know otherwise, especially given the specific blood that coursed through his veins. Yamanakans were proud of their sharp mentality, and it would not do if they had their mind simply read. So that means... Sousuke simply knows about Kyo because, well, he knows about everyone. He listened intently as Sousuke addressed Mako, and once again, that nagging question came to the forefront.

What did Sousuke mean by 'yet here you are fully functional'? Did that really imply what Kyo was hoping it implied?

Good afternoon, lord steward." Kyo greeted Sousuke upon being addressed with a polite bow, first before answering the question directed at him. "It is an honor to meet you. The citizens of Sunagakure, myself included, have you amongst those to thank for keeping us safe." On to answering the question. "I have fared well today lord steward, thank you for asking. I have... learnt a lot today."

And now, to his own question, one that he just could not hold in anymore. He just hoped it would not come out as being too rude. "Lord steward sir, it seems like you and Mako knows each other. Given your... appearance, and Mako's, may I ask if you... well... are you both human puppets?"

He felt embarrassed, more than anything else, for asking the question. Turning yourself into a human puppet may be illegal elsewhere, but it was not unknown here in Sunagakure. So that was not what made him hesitant, nor embarrassed. Heck, the Monzaemon clan that he was partially descended from practically turned human puppeteering into an art form, with many of their long-time members human puppets. It was actually because of this that Kyo was embarrassed, and felt dumb. Both Mako and Sousuke may not be human puppets, which would have meant that Kyo asked a stupid question. That, or one or both were human puppets... and Kyo would feel dumb for not recognizing that fact.
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Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:24 pm

It didn't take long for the mythical Robokage to show his face helmet...and even less time for him to start doing his usual analysis. "Hahaha!" A large grin formed on the youth's face as he turned to see his old friend. Well, "friend" is sort of a loaded term, but regardless of Sousuke thought of him, Mako definitely considered the eccentric Steward one. "You still talk funny." As mechanical and enigmatic as ever. Mako's grin didn't last long, however. Now that Sousuke was here it was time to get down to business. Surely he had some important matter to discuss with the man. The foreigner was a man of action! Not prone to the frivolities and small-talk that common people loved so much- "Woooooah!~" Sparkles took the place of his eyes as he rushed over to the Robokage. His head bobbed up and down as he inspected the armored man, poking and prodding the metal shell in various places. By all accounts? He seemed to be thoroughly impressed. "Upgrade?!" 'Blown away' was an understatement. As far as anyone knew it was a simple metal suit used mainly for protection. But Sousuke didn't seem like the type for simple anything. It was probably chock full of all kinds of traps, gadgets and other doohickeys. Robos were so cool! "What's it do?" Came the second question. He just had to know. Mako's finger reached out and flicked one of his gauntlets. Apparently it was made out of some pretty tough stuff because damn that hurt! He shook his hand in recoil and raised an eyebrow. After a few moments of what was undoubtedly deep thought the youth crossed his arms. His eyes glanced from his sheathed shank of meat back to Sousuke in front of him. Surely there was something profound running through his mind...

"Can it cook rice?" Like I said. Profound. A batch of steamed grains would go great with that giant hunk of meat he'd been lugging around. And if a masterwork custom crafted suit of plate was good enough to protect the Steward, whipping up some rice should be no problem at all! Right? Right. Mako took a few steps back but continued to grin as he listened to the metallic man speak. He didn't always understand what Sousuke was saying but it sure was funny! His hands came to rest on his hips as Kyokuso spoke up, explaining his family's situation. It sounded familiar. Almost like he'd just explained this to him when they stopped for food. Huh. Weird. "Well if they can buy a buncha food...they sound pretty great." Nod, nod. As we all know, Mako was a scholar amongst scholars. But clearly he was not well-read on the Great and Lesser Houses of Sunagakure. A topic of study for another time. Both Kyo and the Steward spoke to one another, offering kind greetings and other such pleasantries. But just as the conversation got rolling the youngest among them asked a rather odd question. Not Mako-level odd...but not too far off either. "Hm?" an inquisitive sound was all he could offer in response. Human Puppet? What was that?

The youth's eyes drifted upwards like he was looking for something. Not long after that he raised one of his hands and ran it back and forth over his head, apparently checking for something. "...no strings." Shocking. Still, maybe he just wasn't a marionette. But one thing that almost every puppet was? Hollow. A loud THUNK! reverberated throughout the lobby as the peculiar young man knocked rather harshly on his head. Contrary to popular opinion his head wasn't empty...just a little spacious. In conclusion? He wasn't a puppet. At least as far as he knew... "Probably not." I mean, he couldn't exactly be sure. And for a while he did associate with a mad scientist who happened to have converted her body into one of those walking puppet things. Kudaranai always seemed curious about him. A little too curious. Also she watched him when he slept. Strange. For now Mako would simply stand there with his hands on his hips, face blank as ever. It felt like he'd forgotten something...but he couldn't quite place a finger on it. Oh well! Maybe it would come to him soon.
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:06 am

Mako claimed he talked funny. "I have spoken as I have always have." He answered Mako in that regard. The meat wielding man approached Sousuke and his eyes lit up. There was something of pause for a moment from the Steward. Mako in turn proclaimed 'Upgrade?'. The Steward considered it and looked at his own frame as if he were seeing it for the first time. In some respect, maybe he was considering Mako thought it was an upgrade. The Steward was a tinkerer by nature. He thought about it. Well, this particular model of suit was smaller and was more chakra proficient in terms of raw power. He traded durability in order to be faster. "I suppose. I've lost count at the number of suits and armours I have been making. Somewhere in the ... ... no. This is model number two hundred and sixty-seven of the Mk4 line." What did that actually mean? Well, it meant that Sousuke had made alot of armoured suits. Alot, if this was of the Mk4 line. "This model? It allows for my psionic techniques to manifest with less stress due to having to put my mind on ... far too many things. It's also lighter, which allows me to move faster. I've fixed a cooling issue, and allowed for plasma chakra to reach the higher temperatures with little to no time for up scaling in fear of an internal overheating." The Steward would drone on for several minutes in a monotone voice about the virtues of this new armour, which might put some to sleep. The receptionist had long since passed and was having a nap.

Kyokuso would state that he was learning something today. "Personal development should be an everyday occurrence be it learning something ... anything really." He remarked when it was stated that he had learned something today. "We will always have room to improve and become a superior version of ourselves." He remarked. Sousuke always had and always will work towards to becoming just that. The Steward of today was an improvement of the Steward years and years ago.

The question of could he cook rise with it? He went silent. Sousuke wasn't sure if this was a joke, or if he was being honest. He would reach up to his helmet and several clicks could be heard as he was taking the helmet off. Mako would see actual flesh this time. There was a cross like scar on the Steward's face which bridged his nose and part of his eye. His other eye was highly unnatural as the scalera was grey in colour. The man's facial expression was as rigid as if he had the helmet back on. He looked at the helmet and considered Mako's question. "I don't see why not if I had the proper lining in the helmet so I don't scald my face for when I put the helmet back on." He answered. Mako would find Sousuke looking 'young' being a man in his mid to late twenties at least in his features. Yet he was older than that as he was past his thirties slightly.

When asked if he was a Human Puppet there was an answer for that too. "I will admit that significant parts of my person are in fact a machine. Lower legs. Arm. Eye." He answered. "Some people have come to the conclusion that ... I am an automaton , indeed yes." He didn't quite answer the question. Mako then blurted out that there were no strings. "Indeed no strings, but very much metal."
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:51 am

So not a human puppet then. Kyo's interest diminished slightly, even though the armor is pretty cool. Hearing Sousuke describe the armor makes him want to see about creating his own, but then he realized that it was probably more so the child-like glee expressed whenever something cool and different is shown, not true interest. Thinking about it, armors are probably not really his style. He could see that Sousuke's was pretty flexible, but still. He'd rather not wear one.

Hm... what if he had the chance to turn into a human puppet? Would he actually really want to become one if he has the chance? It always seemed like 'the dream', but now he wondered if it was really just a wish instilled in him just because he was surrounded by so many people with that exact same goal. If that's the case, he should go on a soul search and find out exactly what he'd want to become... there were so many opportunities in the Shinobi world, having to make a choice is going to definitely be hard.

Back to reality. There was really not a lot for him to do here, now. It would be interesting to talk to either Mako or Sousuke, but probably better privately, and not when both seemed to need to engage specifically with just each other. Time to bid adieu then.

"Thank you for your enlightenment, lord steward." Kyo addressed Sousuke as he gave the lord steward a polite bow. "I always wish to know more about the greatest Shinobis of our village. It is however getting late, and I have completed my task of escorting Mako here. If nothing else, I would like to take my leave now." Kyo requested, politely.

He also turned towards Mako, and also gave the ex-stranger a politely bow. "It was a delight to be of your acquaintance. I am sure we will have more chances to meet in the future. Should you wish to find me, I am current an academy student and thus will spend most days at the academy. I can also be found at one of the Taisen clan residences, the one headed by Taisen Koho and Chikamatsu Momoka. It's one of the clan mansions still underground."

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Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:46 am

Yet another laugh sounded out as the Robokage continued to speak. "Hehe...~" 'spoken as I have always have'. Classic Sousuke! It seemed the foreigner's demeanor was rather childlike, and with that came about the same grade of attention span. Man oh man, was the Steward a funny guy. Mako didn't have much of a clue as to what he was saying all the time...but whatever it was, it was hilarious! As his armored ally rattled off the specifications of his suit the youth nodded continuously. He was trying his absolute hardest to pay attention. It was just that 99% of the science jargon was lost on him he wasn't well-read on the subject. What he did understand however, was the bit about improving. He knew about that all too well. "Yeah!" he concurred, his gaze drifting off into empty space in front of him. "Gramps trained me in the desert..." his voice trailed off as that goofy grin of his started to fade with every second that passed. It was like he meant to continue on with his sentence but got distracted? Speaking of distractions, for some reason the boy's left eye began to twitch. Noticeably. And for a second it seemed as if a look of sheer horror flashed across his face. "..."

After an uncomfortable moment of silence, Mako seemed to find the words he had lost. "...for a long time." Emphasis on the 'long'. Just how many months had he been away? Enough for his hair to have grown almost down to his shoulders...but that wasn't an exact measurement! The boy's grandfather was many things but a timekeeper was not one of them. Eventually he managed to shake off whatever terrifying flashback he was experiencing. Apparently whatever it was his gramps had him doing out in the sands was enough to faze the usually unshakable Mako. I mean, he had looked death directly in the eye in the form of the reanimated corpse of the world's largest sandworm. And even then he didn't falter. But Grandpa Gō? "Scary." Nobody knew fear --true fear-- until they had encountered his grandfather. A different story for a different time, perhaps. After his sudden post-traumatic er..."episode", the boy was brought back to attention by the answering of his question. A most vital one, at that. But while the idea of a rice-steaming suit of ultra-mega-cool armor was something of vast interest to the boy, he was a bit taken aback because...well....

Sousuke took his mask off.

If a man's jaw could drop completely to the floor, that's what just happened. "EH-..." Not only was he surprised seemingly beyond belief, WHA-?!" he couldn't seem to decide on which exclamation to use. Mako's eyes bulged until they almost popped out of his head and he jumped back slightly and brought a finger up to point (very rudely) at Robosuke's face new mask. "You took your face off!" A sight to behold, surely. An oddly-dressed foreigner lugging around a huge shank of meat shouting and pointing at Takahashi Sousuke. He sure had moved up in the world! If only Yama could see him now. "Mm?" In the next second he was leaning in uncomfortably close to Sousuke's face, examining it with a raised eyebrow. "Mm." the second grunt seemed like one of approval. It was a bit of a shock at first...but it seemed like he was acclimating to the Steward's new face rather quickly. "That armor really is cool!" Yes. It really, really was. Mako would continue to eye the armor in various places. He grew up with precisely zero technology around the house. For a bumpkin like him, this was the coolest thing he'd ever seen! But according to the Steward he was no puppet. Part metal...but no strings. Well that was one thing they both had in common. Mako raised his hand once again, this time to wave it over Sousuke's head instead of his own. After a few seconds of confirming, he nodded. "Yep." Good thing he, the world's #1 detective was there to verify.

All this excitement seemed to have taken its toll on Kyo, who prepared to leave soon after he fulfilled his unofficial duties as Village Guide. A smile came to his face as he nodded in acknowledgment towards the student. "Thanks, Keyo." he placed his hands on his hips and beamed. "I'll come see you sometime at Chikamomo Mansion!" Yep. That was it exactly. And speaking of bad memory... "Oh!" A light bulb figuratively sputtered to life above the lad's head as he snapped his fingers together in remembrance. He turned towards his armored acquaintance, an unfitting frown plastered across his face. "Susuke." Wrong name. Deadly seriousness. If he wasn't grinning or laughing it meant that something was wrong. Very wrong. "I need your help." Mako's large eyes had narrowed, adding to his solemn appearance. Whatever the youth had on his mind appeared to be no joke. And if he was coming to someone else for help? It meant that it was unconquerable through sheer force. Which really wasn't good. Punching things was his specialty...but when it came to matters of critical thinking? Or situations that required finesse? Or math? Not so much.

Hopefully Sousuke was the right man for the job. And if not? He could probably point him in the direction of someone who was. Or at least give him a few clues to go off of. The Robokage was wicked smart. If he couldn't help him out, no one could!

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Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:17 am

Sousuke would nod his head. "Alright Kyokuso. May you succeed in your future undertakings." Assumedly Kyokuso would make his departure. At least that is what seemed to be the case here. The Raisen clan residence remained underground. Some people indeed refused to make the transition. While some thought the concept of the underground village was folley, it was what kept Sungakure on the map during the years of the Diamond Maelstrom. Indeed Sand was criticized for the decision, but what most people did not know was that the situation which caused it was outside of the control of Sungakure itself. Sousuke's father did what he could during those horrible years and came up short, but most people had an unrealistic expectation and concept of disposed resources.

Sousuke simply stood there while Mako was inspecting him. The proclamation that Sousuke took his own face off was a bit absurd. However, it was somewhat understandable because Mako literally had never seen Sousuke outside of his armour. It was perhaps a bit of a shock to Mako, considering Mako's seeming humble education and experiences when it came to technology. Did Sousuke freak out when his personal space was invaded? Not really. He just stood there, accepted it, and allowed things to go on. "I assure you the armour is not chilled at this moment in time. Maybe higher than room temperature." He answered frankly and quite seriously. His armour was not cool. It did not involve any cold or frigid metals. "...Yep...?" He would inquire with Mako. What was it he was agreeing to? What was it he was agreeing about? What in general?

The good humored Mako would become quite serious. He was asking Sousuke for help. The mood here was very different. "You need my help?" Sousuke was used to being asked for help by people on quite a few occasions. "Alright." He answered. "Please detail your situation, and I will do what best I can including referrals if required." Sousuke answered.
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Re: By Our Powers Combined, We Summon the Robokage! [Requesting Takahashi Sousuke]

Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:48 am

Any hint of a smile was gone by this point. By all accounts this was odd when it came to Mako. Sousuke's response about his 'chilled armor' normally would have the youth rolling on the ground but there wasn't any time for that now. Usually if he wasn't smiling, laughing, or goofing off, he was most likely throwing a tantrum about something or other. But not this time. This was as serious as he'd ever been. His childlike features didn't do him any favors in making him appear grievous but hopefully his expression was enough. "You're the smartest guy I know." he began, his gaze meeting the Robokage's. This was true. Hardly unbelievable as he didn't seem like one to hang around the intellectual spheres of society...but Takahashi Sousuke was a mental giant among giants. If his suits of armor and instantaneous calculations were anything to go by, anyway. A hand came up to untie the knot near his shoulder that was holding his treat in place. "I didn't know you were the boss so I didn't say before..." They'd been in each other's presence twice before. But he was only truly aware of him during that door debacle with that other "R" guy. During their battle with the Barynx there were far too many people present for him to make heads or tails of anything. Plus he was suffering from a severe concussion and several broken/cracked bones. Tanking multiple hits from the world's largest sandworm didn't come without consequences. In dramatic fashion the youth swiped the hunk of meat from behind his back and slammed it down on the ground bone first, his hand resting on top of the other end and keeping it stable. "I'm unfreezing Water Country." ...

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... bold claim if there ever was one. An emphatic nod afterwards reaffirmed his convictions. His 'serious' face was in full effect now. Though it wavered slightly before his next statement. "But the ice is really cold, not like cubes." The frost covering the nation was not normal...not even by ninja standards. "Fire doesn't work." he added, his eyes drifting off to the side as he seemed to be thinking back. Imagine that. Mako...thinking. If that wasn't a red flag I don't know what was. Even from someone like Sagi who specialized in fire jutsu and whose flames burned hotter than anyone's couldn't even cause the ice to sweat. It was truly a conundrum. And considering what caused the catastrophe...this was no surprise. "And I don't know how to get rid of it..." His attention was brought back to the present as he once again locked eyes with the armored man. "...but I made a promise." his brow furrowed slightly as the hand clutching the bone of the meat clamped down on it. His body language told all that needed telling. "I'm going home no matter what!" If it wasn't obvious by now, this was no mere jest. But Sousuke probably already knew. This was the same sort of crazed determination that carried him this far into his life. The same that caused him to stand back up after being swatted like a fly by the Barynx. It was how he survived his training with Yama, and his most recent session with Gō. Mako was not one to quit. And even suicidal odds or an insurmountable opponent wouldn't be enough to stop him.

Was he dumb? Yes. But he wasn't a complete fool. He knew that he wasn't strong enough to do this by himself. He was at ground zero when Kirigakure froze. He saw the Shadow that created the frost firsthand. If anyone knew the scope of this thing's power it was him. Fighting his grandfather in the desert for months on end might've sharpened his skills...but not by enough to solo the monster that took his home. He needed assistance. Or at least an idea of what to do if slaying the beast that caused the permafrost didn't dispell it. Hopefully the Steward could math it out or at least give him some sort of hint. If there was anyone in the Ninja World who could come up with a solution for this problem it was the man standing here in a metal suit covered with purple goop and scorch marks. Sousuke was eccentric, enigmatic, and a bit too literal at times. But he was undoubtedly a genius. Maybe the smartest man living. Surely he could figure something out...

..right?

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[OOC: Sorry about skipping! I wasn't sure if Kyo had left in the last post so I PM'd him but I haven't heard back. Didn't want to hold the topic up but we can return to normal order after this round if he's still in ^^]

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