Ok, starting here I will begin posting chapters in clusters to keep it together. I will start with chapter nine and go from here. It will go up to Chapter 12. I will post 9 and 10 now, and 11 and 12 on this tread later. I apologize for the shortness of 10 and the longness of 9. There was no other way I could break it up. Enjoy ^__^!
"Who are you!?" exclaimed a surprized Gaara.
"That is not important," said the boy, "But if you must know, my name is Urami."
He pulled his hand out of his bag, holding a small brown ball. A bomb.
"You're the bomber!?" asked Gaara.
"Oh, we've got a smart one," said Urami, throwing a bomb in the air.
"SEN BAKUHATSU NO JUTSU!!! ART OF A THOUSAND BLASTS!!!"
What was one bomb multipiled to a hundred. They filled the sky like an ominous cloud. Gaara pulled up a sand dome a held Suna close, making the sheild as small and dense as possible. The bombs hit the ground mercilessly, throwing smoke into the air.
Urami sneeres, thinking he had succeded in killing them. However, when the smoke cleared, he bacame enraged. Gaara and Suna were unscathed, and they were ready to fight.
"You are formidable," said Urami.
"Yeah," said Gaara, lifting some sand into the air, "They all say that."
He blasted the sand at Urami, who jumped into the air to avoid it. In mid air, Urami threw up three more bombs.
"SANJUU BAKUHATSU!! THREE FOLD EXPLOSION!!"
Gaara barely had time to return his sand to a shield before the blasts reached them.
"Gaara," whispered Suna inside the sheild, "You need to free me up to contact Yume."
"Alright," he replied.
Gaara released the sheild and Suna jumped back, skidding to a stop just inside hthe smallest waves of the ocean.
"YUME NAMIDA!" she called.
There was a fash of gold befor Gaara heard her call again.
"HENKA NO JUSTU: SHI SHI NO MAI!!"(art of transformation: dance of the lion)
Standing next to Suna was not the small cat that Gaara knew, but a large cougar. It was Yume, but he looked more adult. The hair on his head was longer and it fell into his face like bangs, and his dazzling blue eyes were uch more protective.
"So this is your jutsu," said Urami, "Seems impressive."
"You'll see soon enough," said Suna with a smile, "Gaara get over here!"
Gaara backed up to join her.
"TSUME NO MAI!! CLAW DANCE!!" she called.
Yume lunged at Urami and slashed at him, only the slash was filled with dense, visible chakra. Urami was knocked back. He stumbled and fell.
"Very impressive," he panted, "But let's see if you can face this!!"
He pulled a much larger bomb from his bag and threw it into the air.
"ZENMETSU SASERU NO JUTSU!! ART OF ANNIHILATION!!"
Gaara tried to pull up some sand, but the sand around him was wet from the waves. The bomb fell. Gaara grabbed Suna and body flickered away. The smoke was so dense that he was able to make an escape. When the smoke cleared, Urami was enraged. He had lost them. He had let them escape.
Yume wandered through the forest, looking for Suna and Gaara. He sniffed the air. They were close. They had managed to escape, but he was worried that Suna was hurt. He ran through some bushed and found Gaara. He had been walking through the trees supporting an unconcious Suna.
"Yume," exclaimed Gaara as he layed Suna against a tree. She had been knocked unconscious by the bomb before Gaar could escape.
There was a small puff of smoke and Yume was back to his original size. He trotted over to Suna and climbed into her lap. He sniffed her hair, what's wrong with her?
"She'll be Ok," he said and the tiny creature looked up at him. He sat down, leaning against a tree with his head in his hands. He sighed. He had not brought his gourd with him. What a stupid mistake.
He gasped and looked down to see that Yume had crawled into his lap and was looing up at him with sad eyes.
"Ok, Yume," said Gaara, "We've got to get out of here."
Gaara picked up the tiny creature, who crawled up into his shoulder, looking at Suna. He walked to a cliffside just outside the trees. There was no one there and the cliffs led to a sheer drop to the ocean. He looked for a place to hide. Then he saw it, an old barge that had run aground 100 feet from the shoreline. There were quite a few old barges in the area so it would not be completely obvious.
He turned around and took Suna into his arms. He found a trail down the cliffs and walked down to the water's edge. Using the water walking technique, he made his way to the barge and to safety.