Naruto/Batman/TMNT crossover story
Nine Tailed Mutant Legend
CHP 26: Return to the Leaf Village!
Walking out in a forest area it is Sasuke Uchiha who holds the map in front of him with Kung Lao directing the group in which direction they will go. It isn't quiet known exactly where they're headed but there are a few notable areas which could prove useful for the short term. This invasion has proved irritating for them all, but keeping a clear head and staying focused is vital; with everyone around them in panic mode seeing this invasion as the end of the world they must be at their best.
"I don't know about you guys but I think we should try and attack them head on! Come on I mean think about it, they totally won't see it coming; which gives us the element of surprise." Naruto says with much emotion.
How things are going who knows how long they'll be running, at some point they have to look in the mirror and realize it is time to attack. All running will do is most likely get them all killed one at a time. He's not prepared to sit around and be picked off like a bunch of targets, as if they're what's in for the particular hunting season.
"Sometimes I wonder if you have a brain inside that head of yours. What you're suggesting is suicide; but hey no one's stopping you be our guest and go try and take them all on by yourself." Sasuke says.
Understanding the valid point, Naruto realizes his old teammate is right; but that doesn't change that he is tired of running and hiding. If they're going to die, it can at least be in battle and not like cowards running from destiny. Pulling a water bottle out of the bag that Donatello holds Naruto takes a drink refreshing himself. Truthfully he couldn't agree more with the blonde leaf village ninja, but at the same time Sasuke is right. Currently they just don't have enough to truly fight against those guys and actually emerge victorious. Standing their ground back at the Shalion temple Azun signals for his men to attack! Running back Batman wraps an arm around Zatanna informing Jax to grab hold of him as well. Using his free arm he grapples them to the rooftops. Following his lead Peter grabs hold of Raphael doing the same. Scorpion follows them using his rope spear also getting out of harms way.
"Haha so you think you can get away from us that easily; keep dreaming!" Azun yells.
Standing on the rooftop Batman turns to Zatanna placing both hands over her shoulders.
"Do you think you can get us out of here?" He asks.
"I'll give it my best try."
Releasing his hands from her he steps back standing by the others. Clearing her throat she begins to speak words none of them have a clue of; but what brings hope of an escape is seeing as her eyes light up purple. Just then a force field appears around them all as they're teleported away.
"Dammit you can't be serious! So I see she's got her abilities back; no matter we'll just have to get back on their trail somehow." Azun says with much agitation.
Who knows where she could have taken them, they could be just about anywhere. Close to six miles away the group re appears within a forest area with both Peter and Raph landing into a lake while the others on dry land a few ft away. The two of them get out walking over next to their friends; Peter looks down at his now wet spider suit in his arms shaking his head.
"Good going magic pretty girl or whatever your name is; if it weren't for you we would have been fried back there." Jax says thankful for what she did.
Most everyone wonders how they ended up in the particular area, after all Zee is new to this world so their relocation must have been at random. But there is no need to complain, what is important is they're all out of harms way.
"Good work Zatanna, with the amount of them back there we wouldn't have had a chance. As of right now we will no longer be able to stay there; the enemy will definitely mark that down as one of the area's to locate us." Batman tells.
Grinning it feels good to hear him compliment or thank her, seeing as he rarely does it for anyone. But that is just the way he is and most who know him have grown accustomed to it over the years.
"I just have one question; why did Azun call you his little slut?" Peter asks, with the moment growing somewhat awkward.
With wide eyes she can't believe he popped out the question she hoped would not be asked. Honestly she was praying for the possibility that no one would really look into it with the life or death situation which was standing before them. So in other words it would have been great if her teammates just forgot. Everyone just stands in silence while Raphael spins a Sai; truth be told he wouldn't have minded getting in a scuffle back there with those invaders.
"Ah ok forget I asked, anyway so where do we go from here you guys?" Peter asks.
"No don't forget it; I want you to answer his question Zatanna. Tell us exactly what may have happened to you while in captivity." Batman informs.
Tightening her grip a guilty smirk forms on her face, why should she have to explain anything. Seriously it's beginning to feel like she is the center of attention for no apparent reason.
"Uhm ok, how bout we talk about this later; I mean lets get real we've got a whole bunch of people out to kill us and you're questioning me!" She replies with obvious annoyance.
"Yeah you're right, they're out to kill us..but not you. This has nothing to do with trust, I'd like a better understanding of why that creep wants you alive." Batman informs.
Wow ok really why is she on the hot seat, there has to be some way she can direct their attention away from herself onto something else of more importance. Discussing any of this will get them nowhere, but being unresponsive will not help her credibility. Turning to her teammates she begins to speak but stops looking in the direction of where some sort of energy forms. Any who have weapons pull them out at this time, except for Scorpion who feels he's seen this before. With the person stepping out from the portal which closes behind them Scorpion walks forward shaking hands with her; as does Raphael. Everyone else just stands off to the side confused wondering if there is something they missed.
"It's good to see you guys made it past them; had you guys arrived back to this realm a little earlier you would have met up with the others from your group. I forewarned them Azun and his men were on their way to the Shalion temple so they were able to escape."
Walking back Raphael introduces Kayla to everyone around, explaining to them how they had met the fighter in battle but have since formed an alliance. Everyone does the same giving their names in response. Putting a hand into her pocket she pulls out a device even Raph and Scorpion have never seen before.
"I took one of Azun's G2VX devices, in other words it is what he used to jump dimensions and worlds."
Moving forward Zatanna jumps up a bit excited to hear this news.
"That is great, so those of us who don't belong in this world can go as early as now? Is that what you're saying?" Zee asks.
"Yeah that's pretty much it."
Hearing this puts relief in Peter, Batman and Raphael as well; for a moment there all of them really had no clue how they were going to get back to their home dimension.
"If there is any of you who don't want to continue forward from here on out with this, let me know now and I'll send you back to your world?" Kayla asks while informing at the same time.
Her proposition does sound great but it does raise a few questions, most importantly amongst them all is how would she know the exact coordinates to their world. But choosing to run from this problem is not the right thing to do; who's not to say after Klenk has reached full power he won't send his minions to take over their home planet as well.
"None of us are going anywhere, we're going to see this thing through as a team." Batman says.
Walking over closer to Batman Zee looks Kayla in the eyes.
"Hah yeah, tall dark and lonely speaks for himself; as for the rest of us we'd like to be sent home right guys?" Zatanna asks looking back at Peter and Raphael.
The turtle shakes his head apparently disagreeing while Peter just crosses his arms. Turning back Zee displays a half smile feeling somewhat stupid.
"I guess we're all staying." Zatanna says.
"That's good to hear, so if you could follow me this way I'll take you to the others."
Opening up a portal Kayla enters with everyone following her through. Many of them wonder how this will all end, in most scenarios it's probably not good when you stack up the numbers which favors the bad guys by a massive margin. Exiting out of the vortex through the other side is in fact the rest of the group who look surprised.
"Hey Raph! It's good to have you back bro." Mikey wraps his arms around his older brother giving him a tight hug.
Breaking out of the grasp Raph pushes his brother away brushing himself off.
"Yeah it's good to see you to bro."
As good as it may be, right now is not the time for a family reunion sitting under a tree and having a picnic with basket appetizers. With everyone exiting out the portal it closes behind them. Standing before them Kayla updates them on the next steps the invaders will be taking to continue their brutal invasions of their chosen worlds.
"Uhm I've got one question, as not to put a damper on whatever our plan might be; how's this little group goanna do anything against all of them?" Donatello asks.
The question does have them all thinking, yes it's true with the powerful abilities of Zatanna they have a slight chance but will it be enough? Most in the group don't want to take the chance, but who could blame them it's suicide to try anything involving a direct attack.
"Wait that's it, if you can transport some of us back to my world we can get some recruits!" Naruto yells out.
"Yeah same goes here we could get the justice l.." Before Zatanna is able to finish Batman puts a hand over her mouth shaking his head.
It doesn't take her long to realize he doesn't want any of their teammates from the league to get involved, who knows if it has to do with his ego or his stubbornness to do things on his own; one of these days it's going to be the death of him.
"I can't agree to that." Michelangelo says.
"Do you really want to get those buffoons involved, all they'll do is get in our way." Sasuke says.
Naruto just shakes his head at the words of Sasuke, it's hard to imagine he could have become like this when he thinks back on their early days together. Discussing it they decide it is best that they move forward with this action. Between them all they decide to send Batman, the turtles and Naruto. Punching in the coordinates the six of them disappear into thin air with Sasuke crossing his arms.
"With any luck most of the leaf village civilians are dead, I could care less about those people." Sasuke informs.
The others around pretend like they didn't hear his comments, and can obviously see he has some issues with some of the people he knows back where he comes from. With those who remain being Jax, Liu, Zee, Sasuke, Peter, Subzero, Kung Lao and Scorpion Kayla informs them to follow her. Out a couple miles to the east is a small village area where no residence lurk.
A mile outside
The portal opens with Naruto along with Batman and turtles coming through, shutting behind them all. Standing out in what appears to be a dark forest area the six of them are silent, just listening to their surroundings. With the invaders being here in this world that is the last thing they want is to have themselves being spied on. After some moments they deem it safe to speak seeing as this area is empty aside from the forest animals around.
"Not to burst anyone's bubble, but how exactly are we going to get out of this world once we've got recruits? I mean it's not like we can call that pretty girl with the pink hair."
All of them look at Michelangelo realizing he does have a point, how will they be able to inform her. Talk about an un organized plan, but they're already here so they might as well go through with it.
"So Naruto do you know where we are? If so you can lead us to your village, or wherever you think your friends and family are being held." Leonardo informs.
"Yeah I have a pretty good idea of where we are and if we take the trail which goes that way it will lead up to the Leaf village." Naruto informs.
Stepping forward it is him who leads the way all staying on full alert. They'll have to be especially careful when they get close to the village. Journeying through all of them stay close together being very weary of their surroundings. But the group is stopped by Batman, and with Mikey trying to speak Leonardo puts a finger to his mouth. Just as the Dark Knight he senses another presence within the surrounding trees. Re positioning the group stands back to shell; as well as shell to shell. All jump out of the way as an arrow comes in at them!
"So I can see the six of you have been trained well in the department of knowing your surroundings; but we shall see just how good you are in combat!"
Getting to their feet, in all directions they're approached by the invaders.
"Oh crap it's these dudes again, I was hoping I wouldn't have to see their ugly mugs again." Mikey says.
Hearing his words gets many of the attackers standing around laughing.
"I wouldn't talk green freak! So master will we bring them in, or kill them all as a bonus?" One of them asks.
At this time all four of the turtles pull out their weapons while Batman pulls out two batarangs and Naruto just stands his ground keeping his guard up. Seriously you'd think they'd get a break, but nothing seems to be going their way ever.
"Kill them all and bring me their heads as a souvenir."
"Man that's a real bummer I was hoping you would bring us all in so that I could try some of the prison food." Mikey says.
The invaders again laugh at his comment, having Donatello and Naruto raise an eye brow. Both get to thinking wondering if there is anything which won't make these guys chuckle.
"I'd say turtle soup will be our dinner tonight; what do you say guys?" Another of them asks.
The group again laughs with one another now even having Batman raising an eye, what is wrong with these guys? The things they do are so fierce and unimaginable, but at the same time they act like children; makes you wonder what this Klenk guy is all about.
"Alright enough jokes..kill them all!" The leader of the group demands.
Running at the four Batman throws down a few smoke bombs jumping up and coming down on two of them performing a quick take down KO'ing them both! Dashing Forward Leonardo and the others move in fighting alongside the capped crusader. Creating clones the leaf village ninja takes on a few of them at a time.
After a long period of walking the group finally arrives at the abandoned sight, Kayla spoke of. It's a beautiful sight which gets them all looking around, just taking in the pretty sight.
"Well this is it guys, you should be safe here for now; I'll update you all on any information I may receive. But for now I need to get going, there are some things on my schedule which need to be taken care of." Kayla tells.
Using the small device within her pocket she teleports herself out of sight. Scorpion and Subzero have them all stand in place with the two of them continuing forward to check if it is safe or not. Walking over Zatanna has a seat on a bench which is located over next to a huge fountain; observing the crystal clear water brings a smile to her face. Thinking about it, Peter decides it best not to accompany her; Zee is obviously going through some stuff mentally at the moment.
"Hopefully us trusting that Kayla girl won't come back to bite us." Kung Lao says with crossed arms.
Both Peter and Liu just nod standing silent, feeling a bit anxious unable to relax considering everything that's happened up to this point so far. It takes some time but the Lin Kuei member and Ninja finally do finish up the search declaring the area safe to everyone else.
"Thank goodness, at least we'll have a warm place to stay until we figure things out." Peter says.
Before them is only three cottage homes, but hey that is more than enough for them. Kayla wasn't lying when she said it was a small village. Calling Zee over she stands to her feet walking over next to everyone else.
"As far as either of us can tell this place should be safe to recover and wait for the others to return. But I'm not one to sit around, so I'll see you all later." Scorpion says teleporting out of sight with only flames being left in his place.
"Man that's pretty impressive how he does that, is he meta human?" Peter asks.
With a smile Liu walks over placing a hand on the shoulder of Peter.
"Think of it however you'd like, but he's a dead man walking. A lost soul if you will, but he's a great material artist." The champion of MK tells.
"So what are we waiting for, lets all go inside and make ourselves comfortable." Zee tells running ahead of everyone.
Shrugging their shoulders both Peter and Liu Kang follow her, while Kung Lao, Sasuke and Subzero just standing in place just looking around wanting to be positively sure there isn't something they may have missed, that could be an ambush. Once inside the first thing Peter does is set the spider suit down on a chair located in one of the corners of the rooms.
"I think I'll be able to get use to this place, it's actually quiet nice; so are we all going to stay in this cabin even though there are three of them? That way we really could watch one another's back." Peter asks.
Walking over to one of the beds Liu squeezes at the smooth/soft sheets.
"That would be silly, I figured the two of you could share this one here; while Kung Lao and I would share one and Sasuke along with Subzero could take the other."
Hearing this makes Peter gulp remembering back what happened with he and Zatanna in the netherealm. Having a seat in one of the chairs Zatanna smiles, boy she really wouldn't want it any other way! Having some alone time with Peter is what she's wanted for some time, and perhaps she can get him to forget about this other woman in his life! Oh just thinking about it causes her to smile wickedly; and the good thing is from what she can tell is he's no resister like Batman. Seducing him should be no problem; she does find it weird that she's thinking this way but it doesn't bother her one bit. Azun will pay for whatever it is he did to her, but for now she won't fight against her feelings.
"So is that ok with the two of you?" Liu asks breaking the silence.
Before Peter is able to say a word Zatanna replies with yes.
"Good, than it is settled. Let's hope Batman along with those ninjas are able to work fast and get back here ASAP." Liu says.
To Be Continue
Nine Tailed Mutant Legend
CHP 27: From allie to enemy
Out in the area of a forest, the battle between the invaders taking on Batman and the five ninja's continues on with the heroes having the apparent upper hand. Reaching out Mikey grabs the hands of Naruto spinning in circles while the leaf village ninja kicks knocking over a good amount of them. Working quickly the two of them KO the fallen enemies. Out from the west someone jumps down from the tree tops joining the side of the heroes.
"Men retreat, it would seem Jiraiya has joined on their side; it will be beneficial for us to alert the head authority."
Stepping up Leonardo knocks another of them down, blocking a punch which comes from his left drop kicking the attacker responsible.
"We must not let them leave; if anything , we're going to need the element of surprise!" Leonardo yells out.
The words of the mutated turtle frustrate the leader of the knights who frowns behind his armor. But the swordsman is absolutely right, these guys cannot be aloud to leave. If higher authority is informed of their presence, they're as good as dead and or captured. Jumping over the shell of Donatello, Naruto kicks into the commander knocking him over. Besides Jiraiya who stands in place, the others continue to fight against them. Grabbing and snapping the arm of an attacker, Raphael stabs a Sai into his neck throwing him down.
"I don't know about you guys, but this is to easy!" Raphael says, enjoying himself.
Whenever in battle, at any given moment the warrior within him comes forth; sometimes upping his cockiness. Grabbing and putting one of them in a master lock, Michelangelo calls over for the leaf village ninja who runs out round house kicking and KO'ing the fighter.
"Now that's what you call splendid team work pal." Mikey says shaking hands with Naruto.
Both move out of the way just in time to kick over a knight who rushes at them. Dodging a knife hand, Batman uppercuts one of them into the air with Donatello whacking him across the head with the tip of his staff before the individual manages to hit the ground. The move results with an instant knockout. Before they know it, they're victorious taking out the entire group.
"Too bad there aren't any more of them, I barely even got warmed up." Raphael says spinning a Sai.
Before any of them do a thing, it is made a priority to confirm that all the attackers are indeed defeated. After doing so everyone's attention turns to Jiraiya; besides the leaf village ninja the remaining five have no idea who this man is. Heck for the most part, he really didn't even do much fighting; in all honesty was a non factor in their success of defeating the knights.
"So who're you supposed to be dude, you kinda came out of nowhere. I think we all figured you're not one of them; so I'm guessing you wouldn't mind telling us yourself." Mikey informs.
Before anyone is able to say or do anything else, Naruto moves forward informing the group there is nothing to worry about, and that Jiraiya is a friend/instructor of his.
"It's nice to see you're in good health Naruto, most of us thought you were dead with the invasion of the Leaf village. I'm one of the few they were un able to take captive. I hope you don't mind if I ask where you've been all this time?"
Observing the four turtle fighters as well as the man dressed as a bat, already tells him it was some place far from here. Looking up at the sky Naruto scratches at his head a bit, with all that has happened he wouldn't even know where to begin. It's been one hell of a last couple days, which have also probably been the weirdest most un predictable days of his life.
"I think It would be in our best interest to get somewhere safe before catching up." Leonardo tells.
Everyone agrees with him continuing on, but it is Raphael who stops them looking back at their defeated foes.
"What are we going to do about all of them, we can't just let them lay around like that. Once they awake they'll surely return to their people and inform them what happened. I think I have a good idea what needs to be done." Raphael says pulling out his twin Sai's.
Just as he sets out to make his move, the turtle is stopped in his path with Batman having him lower both his weapons.
"As bad as these people are, killing them won't solve our problem." Batman informs.
"What do you mean it won't solve our problem, the less of them the better! Your method of doing things just doesn't make sense." Raph replies.
"Raph cool it, lets see what he has in mind." Leonardo adds.
Standing off to the side Michelangelo shakes his head; why couldn't Raphael be more of a team player and not question everything which he disagrees with. With the dilemma standing in front of them, all should be on the same page if they're to be successful from here on out.
"If you look carefully, all of them carry with them rope as one of their many projectiles."
All of them listen to what the dark knight has to say, helping him tie the KO'd enemies to surrounding trees. It should hold them for awhile, but eventually they'll free themselves; but hopefully by than they will have freed some of Naruto's associates. Getting the attention of everyone, Jiraiya informs them to all follow at his side; but before they're able to even begin moving laughter can be heard from the trees!
"Your little group is impressive, but even all of you cannot defeat me!"
The individual jumps down from the trees above revealing himself. Just as the others, he's fully suited in armor; but is much bigger than any of them. As far as height he stands a little over seven foot five "7'5" resembling the structure of a body builder.
"So the dude is much more buff than the others; stand back guys, this one is mine." Michelangelo says with much energy pulling out his chucks.
Dashing over Mikey swings at the knight who dodges him with ease, which is surprising due to his size. Reaching out he grabs Mikey by his head punching him in the other direction toward his friends where he tumbles to the ground seeing stars.
"This whack bag is mine!" Raphael says, infuriated.
Running forward he punches at the knight who grabs his fist, but showing some strength of his own he kicks off of the brute breaking the hold. Pulling out a Sai he runs at the massive enemy stabbing at him but misses seeing as the fighter jumps up high! Coming down he grabs Raph by his neck, kneeing him in the stomach lifting him up punching him over in the direction of the others. The turtle grabs at his stomach grunting out of breath.
"So who's next? I can go at this all day hahahaha!"
Looking over at the others Batman pulls out two batarangs.
"Now all at once, he won't be able to take us all." Bats tells.
"Yeah you guys go right on along, I'll have to sit this one out; I still haven't recovered from my last encounter involving these guys." Jiraiya informs.
So that explains why he wasn't very active in their previous victory over the invaders. This is just one guy, and he shouldn't be needed. Spinning his Bo staff Donatello is the first to run forward attacking. Both Leonardo and Naruto join him while Batman stands in place awaiting an opening. Dodging the attempts of Naruto and Dony, he bangs their heads together throwing them off to the side. Off guard for the second, Leo takes advantage slashing at his arm drawing blood!
"Nice one green freak! But it'll be the last time you touch me!"
Tightening his fist he growls at the TMNT's leader, but from his blind side an explosive batarang explodes on his right arm with Batman coming in uppercutting the fighter. With great concentration and technique, he manages to land on his feet. Grinning underneath his armor he jumps forward leg grabbing tossing Batman to the turf. Turning to look over he's kneed in the face by Leonardo who also knife hands him across the back of his neck.
"You're becoming a real pain in my side turtle! You shall know the power of Gioumeroth!" He says revealing his name.
Punching at the turtle once again who flips out of the way with ease holding up his Katana blades while getting into a fighting stance. Having good awareness this time around, he blocks the Bo staff of Donatello who jumps back as Naruto comes in from the other side punching on the enemy.
"Man this guy is tough, he must have some enhancements! He's rock solid as far as strength!" Naruto says becoming worried.
Without warning Naruto gets backhanded by Gioumeroth, coming to a stop near a set of bushes. The Leaf village ninja brushes himself off, ready to continue. Turning his attention back to Leo the knight charges the turtle but is knocked over by Michelangelo who comes from his right.
"You all remind me of house mice; and the thing you have in common is annoyance and hard to put down!" Gioumeroth tells.
Standing tall over Mikey he reaches out to grab him, but stops feeling someone tapping at his back. Now growing somewhat agitated he turns only to have both Batman and Raphael punch! The combined strike by both fighters to the face is enough to finally put him out. Recovering a few things of rope, Dony, Mikey and Naruto drag him over to a tree making sure everything is especially tight for this particular knight. Everyone who carries a weapon puts it away at this time seeing as they're in no immediate danger.
"Good thing all of them aren't as tough as that guy; or we'd really have problems." Naruto says.
"Now that they've been taken care of, you and or your buddy Jiraiya can lead us to this Leaf village of yours." Donatello tells.
It is Jiraiya who steps forward telling everyone to follow at his side. But they'll have to take a different rout, mainly due to the security of the invaders.
Kicking off her shoes, Zatanna lays on the top of one of the two beds within the room while Peter sits over at a table looking out the window. Standing over near the book shelf Liu goes through some of the different titles, some he recognizes and some he doesn't. His reason for doing this is to get an idea of who might have been staying here before they arrived. This stuff alone makes it hard to truly know, but for right now it really doesn't matter.
"Not saying anything bad will happen to them, but what will we do if they're not to return?"
Both Liu Kang and Zatanna look over at Peter, but neither have an answer to his question. It is something to think about though, if the others weren't to return at all; they'd for sure almost be screwed. But every outcome must be taken into consideration, in this situation they must be prepared for the absolute worse.
"I'm sure it won't come down to that, lets try and stay positive in this hour of darkness. If it so happens they don't return; we'll have to gather as many civilians as we can for one final stand; which is something I hope doesn't become an option." Liu tells.
Looking away from them both, Zatanna lays her head back over the pillow taking a deep breath. Why are the two of them worried anyway, have they not seen the abilities of Naruto and material arts skills of the turtles? Not to mention the JLU's very own Batman is with them! She'd say the six man team should be more than enough to get the job done and return in one piece.
"I think the two of you need to just relax, they're big boys and can take care of themselves." Zee tells.
Hearing what she has to say, both have a brighter outlook on the situation. Moving away from the book shelf Liu walks over toward the door's exit.
"I'll be leaving the two of you now, but I'll be back later to checkup." Liu tells exiting out of the room closing the door behind him.
Sitting at the table, Peter tightens his fist. Honestly he'd rather be out with Naruto and the others fighting. Being the one to sit around waiting, is not something in which he's accustomed to. Being a part of this has really opened his eyes, showing him just how small some of his problems are back in his home world compared to this mess.
"Hey Pete if you want to get it all off your mind I've got a few ideas."
Glancing over at Zee who smiles he turns away from her. Moving back further over the bed, Zatanna sits up on her knees pushing out her lower lip as a way of pouting.
"Nah I'll be alright, just need a little more time to think and I'll be just fine. You haven't said much since we've got here; are you sure everything is fine." Peter asks looking back over in her direction.
Moving further back she now leans up against the wall.
"I'm just fine, other than being a little tired I'll survive." She replies removing her hat setting it on a table next to the bed.
With the strands of hair which cover the left side of her face, Peter is unable to notice the grin which forms on her face. He hasn't got the slightest clue what she has planned for tonight, he may have rejected her last time; but no man can resist a woman's charm for too long. On another note it is just the two of them this time! There will be no Batman, or anyone for that matter to stop this. Just outside Liu Kang walks over to that of Sasuke, Subzero and Kung Lao.
"I believe there is a river near by, and was wondering if any of you would like to go with me? I'm goanna see if I can get us something to eat."
"Sure that sounds fine, I'll come along." Kung Lao replies.
The Shalion members check with both Subz and Sasuke making sure they'll be ok with holding down the fort while they're away. But the thing that still bugs them both is the random disappearance of Raiden, something just isn't right. Out to the west of them some miles away, Kayla enters into the main fortress of the invaders with on this planet. Stepping into the main room she bows down before Azun.
"Please tell me you've come with some good news Kayla; did you lead the earth's last defense to the small village I instructed you to do?" Azun asks with crossed arms.
"Yes sir, they're all their; even the woman you especially want."
"Excellent Kayla, you've done well. I'll personally lead a team over to their destination tomorrow morning; I'll let them get comfortable for a night."
Both individuals smile at one another with the thrill of success running fully through them both. That is the way to do it, gain someone's trust fully; and then drill the dagger right through their heart!
The group stay close to one another using the surrounding trees as a type of security blanket to hide themselves from anyone who may pass by. Hearing a grumbling sound the group comes to a stop with the attention on Mikey.
"I'm sorry guys, but man I really need to get something to eat." Michelangelo informs.
Donatello is the first to shake his head at this action by his brother, soon they'll be able to get something to eat, but at this particular time it just isn't an option.
"Just hold in there Mikey, we'll get you something to eat in time." Leo informs.
Continuing forward through the forest both Naruto and Jiraiya notice something out of the ordinary. Extending his arms Jiraiya brings the group to a complete stop, all of them looking over in the area which looks to be some type of small base.
"I don't know about you guys, but we're definitely at least going to take a closer look at this place." Raphael says.
"I agree with that, someone or maybe even a few of someone we know could be held captive over there." Naruto says agreeing.
But the question is, how will they get in and out without being seen? Given the overall layout of the base, it'll be tough to accomplish that one important part about being a ninja.
"I've got a good idea which should help our chances of staying un noticed. If two of us were to go in and search the place, the rest of us could just wait here; but on the first sign of trouble we'll jump right in." Leonardo suggests.
"I'm all for that, but who're we sending in?" Naruto asks.
Both Batman and Raphael volunteer themselves wanting to get this over with as soon as possible. The others agree to this, with both the capped crusader and Raph approaching the area; but from different angles. Setting his lenses to detect mode, Batman counts out how many individuals are with on the premises. The eyes of both Batman and Raphael broaden to see that of a knight in black armor step out of a tent! The only thing this could mean, is this area is one of their smaller organizations; with the main thing itself within this leaf village spoke of by Naruto.
"Darn I was hoping we'd get a break from those guys." Raphael says under his breath.
It isn't long before more and more of them come into sight, now even confirming it for Naruto and the others who watch from afar. These invaders must really think they own the place, is there anywhere these guys aren't?
"I don't know about the rest of you, but I think we should follow them. If we don't act now, Batman and Raph might be taken out before we're able to reach them." Michelangelo complains.
"No we'll wait, they're doing a good job of concealing themselves so far. Who knows, if we're lucky we won't have to get our hands dirty." Jiraiya tells.
Something that comes to the mind of Jiraiya is that of Naruto's physical status; he wonders if he is able to use any of his jutsu's at this point in time. With the invasion of this world, most everyone has had their's mysteriously disabled. Hearing laughter coming from a tent, Batman enhances the sound picking up the sound of a woman! Looking around making sure there are no guards near by he runs from behind the tree making his way closer to the area behind a bush.
"The two of them need to work fast so that we can get out of here." Donatello says.
The laughter grows louder with two knights exiting out of the tent side by side. Over on the other side Raphael hides behind a stack of fire wood observing the guards who walk around, waiting for the right moment to progress further. Still in detect mode Batman can see the body heat of only one individual within the tent, and judging by their position he'd say he or she is tied up. Moving quickly as not to be seen Batman runs diving into the tent with much stealth setting his lenses back to normal mode.
"Just as I thought, looks like I was right."
Laying on her side is a woman who looks up at him with her legs and arms tied with a rope and mouth taped shut. Walking over Batman leans down in front of her.
"I'm going to remove the tape from your mouth, but I need you to keep quite; I'm not one of them, I'm here to help." Batman whispers.
Slowly removing the tape from her mouth he pulls a batarang out of his belt cutting her loose.
"Before any further action I'd like to know who you're? You may not be dressed like them, but heck you're even creepier looking."
Ok this isn't really what he had in mind, but after what she's probably been through it's no wonder she might have some trust issues even though he's freed her from the ropes. But those invaders could return at any time, so he better try and come up with something quick that will hopefully gain her trust. Maybe she knows or has heard of Naruto or Jiraiya, maybe if he mentions either of the two she'll open up. But then again the chances of that are 1,000 to 10.
"Are you a member of the leaf village?" Batman asks.
"I'm not answering anything until you answer my question."
Boy he can see he's going nowhere fast, but maybe his earlier idea might work.
"Look we don't have time to talk, those guys could be back any minute from now. Besides I don't want to keep Jiraiya, Naruto and the others waiting."
Observing her face, he gets an instant reaction; making it obvious she in fact knows at least one of them. Standing to her feet she looks down at Bats with a smile. Narrowing his eyes he stands as well.
"Sorry about wasting time you're right, we need to get out of here; I'm an associate to the two you just mentioned. I thought Naruto-Chan to be dead, but it's good to hear I was wrong. By the way I'm Kurenai Yuhi."
Reaching out to shake his hand asking for his name three knights bust into the tent! Shielding Kurenai with his body Batman turns facing the knights.
"Are you the only one they were holding captive." Batman whispers back at her.
"Yeah I think so." She replies.
One of them cracks his knuckles while chuckling.
"Looks like we have an intruder trying to get away with our prisoner, what shall we do."
Thinking fast Batman pulls out throwing down a smoke bomb. Reaching back he grabs Kurenai by her wrist running forward knocking two of the knights down exiting out of the tent with her at his side. From behind the log Raphael can see this, pulling out his Sais knowing they have virtually been discovered and there is no point to hide out any longer. Seeing as over thirty knights approach Kurenai wraps both arms around one of Batman's.
"Just incase we don't make it out of this, what does someone who wears such attire as your's go by?" She asks.
"Batman." He replies saying his name.
Now it is her who chuckles, what a strange man. Before they know it Raphael comes out of nowhere jumping in front of Batman.
"Friend of your's?" Kurenai asks.
"I hope you can fight lady, this is about to get ugly."
Batman nods giving her the answer to her question. Out in the distance everyone except Jiraiya sprints out approaching the battle ground at full speed. If they're to die, it'll be together.
To Be Continue