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Takei followed along the trail with Crys, their footsteps light as a feather. Plucking off a branch filled with leaves she covered their tracks as much as possible. It was never to bad to take precautions now that she was an observer. A few more minutes they walked in silence, she mumbled every now and then about little details. It was something about the weather, something about the way the breeze felt familiar on her face, there was just that element in the area that brought nightmares. Her glassy light eyes stared ahead as they soon approached Newhaven, her vision blurred transitioning from the present and into the past.

'Takei! Takei! Let's play with the shurikens!'
Roccu, Takei's younger brother, ran into her bedroom and jumped onto the futon. His kimono were the colors of spring, pink with cherry blossoms growing from the bottom.
It was a Chu Clan tradition for the first male newborn to inherit the techniques and skills, while the daughters would learn herbal remedies. Mother had given birth to a female instead and Father was greatly disappointed. Knowing it would take a longer time to wait for a male her gender was hidden and she was not only trained but treated as a male.
A few years later then Roccu was born, too late for him to learnt he techniques he was brought up as a daughter of the Clan.
Roccu was an energetic child, he was also a fast learner. Every night they would sneak into the forest and Takei would train him little by little. At first it was stances then his progression went into katakana swings. Takei felt fear when teaching him, she always thought of the day when he would rise against her and take her inheritance. She knew that wasn't possible, their fates were written in blood, literally.
Takei Chu smiled yet sadness flashed through her eyes, 'Not now Roccu, I need to train the katakana with Sensei. Next time.'
She ruffled his hair as he pouted shooting complaints, it always ended up like this. He would want to train, and she would turn him down.

A flash of the present brought Takei back. Crys appeared to be introducing her to Evin, and Ali. Numbly she smiled and nodded mutely, still lost in her past.

'Catch her that traitor! Punishment is death!'
Male assassins blurred in and out of the shadows. The pale moonlight illuminated the area, not to bright that they were given away but not to dim either, it was just enough so that their silhouettes were hidden. A few five star shuriken glistened in the light and whizzed past her ears, she barely dodged with an inch of safety.
The assassins wanted her caught, they were ordered by her Father and was told to show mercy. With 5 bodies killed and sun almost rising, for the Chu Clan were well known to move at night and not as well during the day, their patience were drawing near.
Panting she leaned against a tree for a half second then continued on running. Time was crucial in survival, cheating death was not that easy.
Takei remembered that night perfectly, the adrenaline of death awaiting. There was a moment in her running that her body gave up, her pace slowed down and her heart raced. A crazy yet sane thought rang through her head, 'Give Up.'

Screaming. Panic. That familiar sense.
They rang through Takei and she was now forcefully pulled into the present. Her eyes soon faded away from that glassy look and filled in with color, she was standing near Justin and she faced Allison.

Takei's body stiffened at Ali's command, she let out the breath she's been holding in the whole time. A glance to her side and she studied Justin, he was taller than her and she almost felt intimidated.

As Allison left the room Takei turned to Justin and nodded once before she dug her heel and ran forward from the room. She paced steadily with Justin at her side, he would fall behind from the narrow area ahead then catch up with her pace. She almost made a wrong turn if she hadn't glanced behind and notice him run the other way.

She put a hand to stiffle her yawn as she ran back letting him lead. She recalled her Father's words and pondered on it, 'Life is like Go [Japanese board game, similiar to checkers.] Takei. Two choices. That's all you have, only two choices. Get captured and die, or play it out to live.'
"It's easy to capture me in this state....not unless I bend the rules."

(Finally done with my reports. I'll be more active now.)