'You make too many assumptions,' Kabuto said, not turning back to her, and ignoring the fallen men. 'You do not know the basis of this attack, nor do I, but I have been assured, as they have, that few will die. I was instructed to train them-- those who cannot handle the training are allowed to stay behind. It is of no importance to Orochimaru-sama-- we all have more power then you are giving us credit for.' The man stood back up, and continued his training. 'Men like him will stay behind.' He then added swiftly, 'And, rest assured, no families have been threatened. These men will be coming back.' He climbed a flight of stairs, coming before Orochimaru, with a bow.
She looked at Kabuto then Orochimaru, her ruby eyes shifted and she bowed not nearly as Kabuto had. She stood strait and not waiting to be asked to rise,' what are you thinking?' she thought as she looked at him. "my assumtions are not all simple assumetions, but you are correct I do not know the reasons" she said then moved her eyes away from Orochimaru.
Orochimaru sat quietly, his pale hands resting patiently on the arms of his chair, his blackened nails occasionally tapping against them as his golden gaze wandered, silently approving of most of the activity. He nodded, Kabuto rising.
'They will be ready for tomorrow, sir,' Kabuto reported, completely ignoring Larken.
'Good,' Orochimaru said. 'They may all go home an rest.'
Kabuto nodded, decending the stairs momentarily, leaving Larken and Orochimaru alone.
'Snooping around?' he questioned, his eyes fastened on the army quietly leaving the area.
" What can I say" she said her eyes widening letting the light in threw her ruby gaze. " I can't help but to feel a little ceriosity ," she said crossing her arm over her chest and shifted her weight on her feet. [ wow sorry that was a short post]
Kabuto returned, bowing once more before standing beside Orochimaru's lavish golden chair. Orochimaru briefly glanced aside, catching Kabuto's glance, which would surely reveal the progress and readiness of the troops. His lips curled into a twisted snake-like grin as he offhandedly questioned, 'Will you be accompanying us?'
" i shall" she said her brow flickerd slightly then her ruby gaze shifted to their corners to the men behind her. "why would yoou ask such a thing?" she asked coyly. " I want to see the fall of a village who I don't care about more than any other village here" she said.
'Excellent,' Orochimaru said, matching her coyish tone with his own. He then raised a brow, bringing it back down as he furrowed both, questioning a bit pointedly, 'Are you saying that you're attacking Konoha out of whim? Would you do the same for mine?'
" maybe?" she said shifting her eyes to oro slender face, then shifting her gaze to Kabuto then back to Oro who shifted in his seat slightly, Her blond bangs slide to her face only to be pushed behind a ear again.
'Maybe?' he questioned, mocking her, but not in a mocking way. 'I don't like the sounds of that--' Kabuto let out a relieved sigh. Finally, he didn't have to deal with her. 'But, alls the same, and it's our villiage you are helping, not theirs.' His snakish eyes became narrow slits are he emphasized not theirs, Kabuto groaning quite audibly at his side. He knew Kabuto had reservations about this chick, but she would be useful. Kabuto would just have to deal with it.
" oh forgive me, of coarse its your village, and I am in your debt for letting me stay here its only natural for me to give it back" she said her her smile fadded slightly at kabuto irritated sighs and groans. Her arms wanted to lace eachother across her schest but she resisted the earge to do so.
Orochimaru furrowed his brows, not entirely sure what she was talking about. But, then it hit him, and he remembered the previous night, nodding. It was true, she didn't have to pay for a thing, helping him on his quest would more than repay him for his hospitality. 'Once our raid has completed, Sound will be indebted to you Larken,' he said, men lining up in rows before the steps. It was almost time.
" i am honerd that you have such faith that I will survive this raid" she said her eyes widen slightly, " I am sorry that was supposed to become humorous... my lack of humor come from being alone for a while," she said bowing her head slightly and then looked at the men ver her shoulder.
'No matter,' Orochimaru said authoritively, standing up, all the men bowing to him, Kabuto at his side. 'We move out,' he called, the men in the very back the first to mobilze, the rest taking suit. Orochimaru turned his raised brows upon Larken, Kabuto sprinting off in the distance, Orochimaru on his heels after a brief, and callous smirk.
Larken phased her body so she wouldn't have to run, but fallowed when she cae threw, " i don't think I have excercied for this," she laughed mostly to herself but it made the man next to her laugh and continue you on. " slowing down" she said to the next an as she made her way threw them and received a "shut up" amoung other things... she smiled and lept forward.
Orochimaru smirked at Kabuto, how scowled back, in a loving way. 'She will do a great job,' Orochimaru said beamingly. 'Yes, she will,' Kabuto replied dryly, adding, 'If she doesn't betray us first.' He caught Orochimaru's questioning golden gaze, ignoring it as they sped along. He still didn't trust her, he didn't care if Orochimaru did or not. She did seem to be bringing up the men's morale, which seemed to be a bit redeeming. It didn't make him suspect her less.~