Strength of Heart
The lives we give!
do anything, only her love for Sasori brought her that far.
Totsuki: ” Hmmm I have an idea perfect for you. ” As he laughs
Totsukis eyes glow signifying hes controlling Sasori and Kento from the seal he placed on them.
Totsuki: ” lets see how strong this love is shall we? ”
Sasori walks over to Katami hovering over her. She gets up and tries to hug him, but Sasori grabs her throat lifts her up and begins to squeeze. Katami is weak so she can get out of it, when she realizes Sasori is being controlled she just gives up looks at him, with a tear falling down her cheek she tells him: ” I love you… ” then in a swift moment her neck snaps.
Totsuki just smiles maliciously and says: ”lets see how formidable Kasai really is! ”
Kasai is asleep, tossing and turning, he just has a feeling that something is wrong. Its midnight and out of no where Kento lands in the middle of the village creating a crater. This goes unnoticed until Kento lifts two of his fingers pointing up which creates a huge explosion destroying half the village. Kasai is awakened by all the destruction, when he looks over he sees Natsumi looking out the window crying. He goes over to her and looks out and sees the devastation. Half of the village was gone, it included the Nakamura ward and a few other clan districts. Natsumi can stop crying as she falls to the floor knowing her clan is gone just like that. Kasai continues to look out the window and he can see exactly who did it, all he sees is smoke and a shadow beyond it. He notices that the shadow looks towards him and leaps into the air. Kasai is confused as to where it could have gone. He tries to comfort Natsumi, but then senses something coming as he picks up Natsumi and body flickers outside. As Kento landed in the house destroying it, which would have did damage to them if they hadn moved.
Kento stands up and looks at Kasai. Kasai is bewildered as to why Kento is doing all of this.
Kasai: ” Why? Do you hate me because of all you lost in the war? If thats it, why attack my village and home, why not just me?! ”
Kento just stands there, which makes Kasai angry. Then he thinks to himself where Ziku must be. Natsumi tells him that he went to sleep over with Omoi and his family.
Kasai: ” He should be safe then? Hope all is well with them. ”
Kasai gets into his fighting stance, until he hears an aggressive ” No ”behind him. When he looks he sees Kai.
Kai: ” Im sorry for what he has caused, but its evidently clear he is being controlled. My brother is mine to handle, just take your wife somewhere safe. ”
Kasai nods, picks up Natsumi and begins to leave. He looks back and says: ” don you die ”.
Kai just stares at Kento thinking to himself how could he let this happen.
Kai: ” you have to stop this Kento, fight whatever is inside you! ”
” its useless, very bold of you to try and handle this yourself, but stupid of you to believe you
e strong enough alone ”. As he starts to laugh.
Kai just looks down at the ground.
” Aww whats wrong? Have you realized the situation you
e in and know you can win? By the way your oldest son? Hes 13 isn he? ”
Kai thinks of how strong his son has become, but he also remembers that he had him go retrieve a special herb for the medicine his wife needs. shes suffering from a Peripheral artery disease; which caused her blood vessels to narrow and reduce blood flow to the limbs, weakening her legs and restricting her movement. She also suffers from Pneumonia which has intense chest pain and caused her to cough a lot, occasionally coughing up blood. Kai ultimately wanted to stay by her side, so he gave his son the task of picking up the medicine she needed.
Kento dashes towards Kai throwing a punch that gets easily blocked by Kai. Then Mayonaka does the same throwing a kick that also gets blocked. Then Kai powers up creating an energy wave that pushes them back. Kasai takes Natsumi to Kotomis house to check on them and see how Ziku is. When he gets there he finds that Ziku and Omoi are sleep, along with Omois parents. Again Kasai senses someone, this time its familiar and Natsumi recognizes it as well. Kasai looks at Natsumi and indicates with his hands that he wants her to stay. When he goes outside he gets traumatized by what he sees. Its Sasori, but hes being controlled, with a seal placed on his body and his eyes completely black. Kasai figures out that he and Kento must be under the same curse seal, but he doesn know who the caster is.
Before Kasai can say anything hes tackled through the house and taken into the sky. They start trading blows while in the air until Kasai gets punched to the ground. Just before he gets up, he gets grabbed and taken across the village. He gets thrown down to the floor and Sasori falls on him kneeing him further in the ground. Sasori can fly using lightning with his static thrusters. Kasai hasn mastered that technique yet, but him at his base is still the fastest human on the planet. Kasai gets ups to his feet as he looks at Sasori. Sasori starts walking towards Kasai, making him get into his stance preparing to fight. This also makes a tear fall down kasais cheek since he has to fight his elder brother in a way he never thought would happen. They begin to fight which leads to the rest of the village watching. No one decides to help because everyone either feels like they
e too weak or they
e very scared.
e fighting it makes Natsumi scared for Kasai and she goes to try and help. After she leaves Ziku ends up waking up and hes excited. Ziku runs down the stairs yelling: ”its my birthday! ” He ends up waking up Omoi with all his screaming and they both go downstairs to find Omois parents looking in the distance as part of the house is destroyed.
Ziku: ”Umm whats wrong? What happened to the house? I thought my parents said they would be here early in the morning. ”
Kotomi: ” Ziku, I don know how to tell you this but. Your parents are fighting right now,in order to protect you and the village. ”
Ziku just looks at them without saying anything, he looks at the damage done to the house. Omoi looks at Ziku as he can see how worried he is. Ziku gets into a corner and just sits there rocking back and forth.
Natsumi arrives to where Kasai and Sasori are. She yells to Kasai, forcing him to look over to her and when he does he gets hit to the ground. As he hits the ground Sasori lands on his chest making Kasai cough up blood, then he just unleashes a barrage of lightning punches which leaves Kasai laying there. Sasori gets up and walks towards Natsumi, she puts her hand over her mouth thinking to herself: ” what have I done? ” Sasori gets to Natsumi, grabbing her and beginning to choke her. Natsumi isn strong enough to break his grip, but she pulls out her sword and cuts his arm off.
She falls grabbing her throat as shes in a lot of pain. She looks at the arm and sees a dark aura surrounding it. Then the aura lifts the arm and attaches it back to Sasori. Natsumi at a lost for words as all she can think about is how shes going to survive without Kasai. Sasori walks up to her slowly then kicks her. He picks up her sword, wiping of the blood then walks towards her.
Natsumi: ”Sasori please! You already killed your brother, now me? Sasori Im sorry I couldn help you! ”
Kasai starts to move as he gains consciousness. He hears Natsumi crying and pleading for her life. When he looks he sees Sasori about to kill Natsumi. Kasai uses every ounce of strength he has left to rush over to her. Kasai gets stabbed through the heart, but not before he stabs Sasori through his heart with his lightning sword. Both Kasai and Sasori fall to the ground next to each other. Natsumi grabs Kasais hand and starts to cry. Then it begins to rain and thunder outside.
Ziku sees the thunder and lightning and begins to tear up, not knowing what happened, but he feels like he has lost something. Ziku runs out the house, to where its coming from and Omoi goes after him. It transitions to Kai as all you see is him fall and then being stabbed multiple times to a tree as he dies. Totsuki appears, looks at Kai, smiles then starts to laugh.
Totsuki: ”Once formidable, now dead. Just goes to show how strength is nothing without guided by loved ones. ”
Rai-on is Kais oldest son, the one he told to retrieve the medicine for his wife. As Kais body just sits there Rai-on feels that something is wrong. The Chikara clan gather around Kaminas bed as it seems she only has a few minutes left. Then all of a sudden Totsuki, Mayonaka and Kento appear in front of the house making all members of the clan walk out. The Chikara clan wasn regarded as strong, cause no one knew how strong they were, only Kai was known for his strength. Kamina begins to cough up more and more blood, with the only people left by her side was her youngest son Kame and her sister Jaken. Jaken tries to help as much as she can, but once Kamina is done coughing they all hear the clan fighting and dying one by one. Jaken looks outside to see the whole clan decimated. She starts to cry and ends up making eye contact with Kento. Kamina thinks to herself that since all this is happening it must mean Kai and Kasai are dead. She tells Jaken to run and hide with Kame.
Jaken: ”But what about you? ”
Kamina: ”Theres no need for you to worry about me, I wouldn get far I would eventually end up dying to my disease. Something I don want Kame to see. ”
Jaken: ” I can just leave you! ”
Kamina: ”HURRY AND GO NOW! ” She yells then immediately coughs up blood.
Jaken hugs Kamina crying intensely, as she picks up Kame and they begin to run. Totsuki walks into the house to see Kamina.
Kamina: ” why are you doing this?! ”
Totsuki: ” I think its better to say why not? I intend on making this world mine, and to do that I have to prove Im strong enough. ”
” But you
e not strong! Making family fight family, turning everyone against each other. You don know the warriors you will awaken with this tragedy! ”
Totsuki: ” That is why everyone must be killed, sparing no one. That way no one can rise to defeat me later! ”
Kamina begins to cry because it seems like Totsuki has won. Totsuki rubs her face and wipes the tears. Totsuki leaves not even killing her. Then when Mayonaka asks why he left her, Totsuki responds by saying: ” shes on her death bed, shell die soon enough. ”
Mayonaka: ” There are two getting away, Ill make sure they die with the rest. ”
Totsuki: ” No, I want Kento to go. ”
Kento goes after Jaken and Kame stopping them.
Jaken: ” Kento why? Why are you doing this? ”
Kento begins to slowly walk towards Jaken. When he gets to her she pushes Kame away and tries to hit Kento, but he easily blocks it. He then grabs her by the throat and lifts her up, Jaken unable to break free as she just squirms back and forth trying to release his grip. She looks him in the eyes as she starts to cry and she notices he has no pupils, she learns he is being controlled but shes unable to do anything.
Jaken: ” Im so sorry I can help you, Ive always loved you Kento! ”
A tear comes down her face as she realizes she should have told him how she felt, now he will never know. Just as Jaken begins to fade, Kento gets hit and knocked back pretty far. Jaken falls but is caught, her vision starts becoming clear and the person who saved her was Asuna.
Jaken: ” Who are you? ”
Asuna doesn say anything, he just lays her down and Kame comes up asking if she was ok. Asuna takes both of them to a town hall where they gathered all the village people and surviving clans. Asuna expected Kento would be gone, but he and Toko go to where Kasai is. When they get there they see Ziku crying on his knees next to his dad. As Natsumi just holds Ziku.
Kasai: ” Ziku, this seems very unfair, I know I wasn here to watch you grow up but Im glad I got to spend time with you and train with you. I got to see you get stronger, and it made me proud to realize you are a lot like me hahaha. ( As he coughs up blood) I really wish I could be here to watch you grow up. You still have your mother, and shes a strong woman. Ziku promise me, promise me you won live a life full of hate and vengeance. Live your normal life, continue to be who you are, don change for no one. I wont be here, but Ill be watching Ziku. Make me proud! ”
Ziku just continues to cry until he finds the right words.
Ziku: ” I promise dad! ”
Toko and Asuna walk up. Natsumi puts her head to Kasais and just smiles, she rubs his face as tears begin to slowly fall. She gets up and walks away with Ziku as Ziku just looks back and stares. Toko kneels down as Asuna just watches.
Toko: ” You just couldn . ”
Asuna looks at Toko confused.
Asuna: ” I don understand, why would you say that? ”
Kasai looks at Asuna then closes his eyes.
Kasai: ” My training with Toko, Ive mastered my lightning aura just didn know what to call it. Thing is I could have beat my brother if I went into that mode. Its just that mode, any attack would have destroyed the village. ”
Asuna: ” I get it, you had to make a choice and the one you chose is very noble, only the strongest wills could have accepted this. ”
Kasai: ” yeah, Toko promise me, that you will help train Ziku. I want Natsumi to teach him first, then Asuna, then whenever you think hes ready, you train him to awaken his full potential.
Kasai looks at both Asuna and Toko as he thanks them. His final words are ” its yours now. ” Kasai finally dies, but he dies with a smile. When he dies Natsumi and Ziku feel it, as Natsumi drops to her knees and starts to cry. Her head falls to the floor and she just keeps crying. Ziku not knowing what to do just watches as he tears up.
Kasais death was one Ziku was unable to handle, barely getting to know his father and seeing him die on his birthday. This made a slight change in Ziku. Put forth a time slip of two years.