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The village academy where every student starts their career as defender of Konohagakure. Housed within the Emerald Isles, a business district known for its well-manicured lawns, this is the second most guarded place in the entire village next to the Hokage Mansion. While the academy is considered one of the best schools in all of the Fire Country, it isn't rare to find the come across random hijinks common to school aged children. Watch out for the occasional randomly flung fireball!

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Ishidou Aguri
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Flashpoint [Closed]

Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:31 am

It was the after-hours of school, class was no longer in session, but the academy was still open. In the training grounds stood a panting, sweating student and a well-used training dummy in front of her, smiling despite the obvious exhaustion. A notebook with crude drawings and some writing laid strewn out on the ground next to her, showing a few basic taijutsu techniques that she had evidently used on the training dummy.

If there was one thing Aguri was, it was proactive. She wasn’t one to lay back and relax on training, always looking for new ways to grow and improve. One redeemable trait for the otherwise hyperactive and unruly teenager. She never slacked.

The idea to use training dummies popped up in her head after class, but she quickly realised that just punching one and calling it a day wasn’t really training at all. Brainstorming made her go to the library, realising that there would probably be books on taijutsu techniques there. She was happy to see that she was right, and quick transcription onto her notebook allowed her to have a proper source with which to improve.

She’d been training on and off for a while now, taking five-minute breaks to keep up a constant pace and looking at her notebook to see if she was using the techniques right. They mostly consisted of punching techniques, with some knees and joint locks mixed in and there. Aguri found she did better with simple strikes as opposed to grapples.

She started throwing punches again, grunting in exertion and doing her best to follow what was written. Her technique wasn’t the best, as would be the case with an academy student.

“Ow!” She recoiled as she struck the dummy particularly hard, physics rearing its ugly head on her knuckles. She pouted, looking at them to assess the damage, but she just shrugged it off after a few seconds and resumed training.

She’d done worse to herself.
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Nanjirou Kei
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Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:45 pm

When Nanjirou Kei first entered the academy, she couldn't pull off a single genjutsu and barely any ninjutsu. The reason behind such a lack of ability was her terrible chakra control as her father mostly honed her swordplay capabilities. After several remedial lessons, tutors under different teachers and a couple of extra classes the girl had slowly but surely grasped the concept.

Yet, that did little to ease her worries as the dreaded genin exam approached closer. Her mastery of ninjutsu was still shaky, her grasp on genjutsu was non-existent and the only thing she can be perfectly confident in was her sword technique. What kind of exam would await her? How would they grade her capabilities? Will there be an essay on how to think and act like a shinobi?

Various questions filled her head and as it didn't look like any answers would resurface soon the girl decided to beat up training dummies to take her mind off them. She realized she was not the only one, however, as she saw someone else already getting closely acquainted with the training dummies. The girl had never seen the blonde before, she was certainly not in her or Masami's class. A newbie perhaps? Judging by how she kept checking the notebook it appeared she was practicing...or was it training new techniques on the dummy? The slight yelped as her fist struck the dummy at a wrong angle drew a bemused smirk from her lips. The girl waited until Aguri finished pummeling the dummy and look at the book before she decided to speak.

"Hey, there~ Never seen your face before. Are you new?" the girl paused and waited to let the girl respond, nodding before she proceeded to her next question.

"The name's Nanjirou Kei. What's yours?"

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Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:58 pm

Born in an orphanage and living a lot of her life either isolated or on the streets, Aguri’s only abilities were petty thievery and being able to occasionally punch things. She was lucky to have been found and adopted and would be eternally grateful to her stepmother for it, but it did mean that she was at a huge disadvantage compared to most of her peers. Fact of the matter was, most of those unable to graduate would be of civilian background.

She had to be the exception.

The thought had caused her to become more determined, more serious. The change in demeanour wouldn’t be lost on anyone who examined her for a single millisecond, which in hindsight, was likely what caused her to hurt herself on the dummy. Either way, it wouldn’t stop her. It didn’t even hurt much; she was just concerned with an ugly bruise that might form later. That would be so uncool!

But only a few seconds in, she noticed something in the corner of her eye, and instinct made her instantly stop and turn around. Who was-? Oh. It was just another student.

Before Aguri could say anything, the red-haired girl spoke, asking if she was new. Instinct would tell her to be skittish about it, but she quickly reminded herself that she was no longer on the streets. She didn’t need to do that anymore. “Yeah, I am. Just got here a few days ago and now I’m just training. Got a lot of it to do if I wanna catch up to the people with clans.” She said casually.

She smiled brightly as she introduced herself, stepping forward confidently and introducing herself, “I’m Ishidou Aguri! It’s nice to meet you, Kei… san.” Honorifics still took a little getting used to. She hadn’t really used them except to refer to her mother as “kaa-chan”.

“So, whatcha doing here? Training? Class's over, so there isn’t much else to do at the academy.” She inquired curiously.
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