Monday, March 28, 2011

Target Locked: Taro's Ninja Mission Under Way

Taro didn't make any other attempt to spy on his target until lunch. 'Patients is the greatest virtue for a ninja,' he repeated to himself over and over; though he couldn't help feeling like every second that ticked by he was letting his master down.

The class dragged on forever it seemed, but the bell finally rang.

"Class is over; see you later," the instructor said without hesitation, closing his book and leaving without even bothering to erase the board.

Taro thought it was strange, but figured he had more important things to worry about. It was lunch time now, and he had a perfect opportunity to find Aimoto and learn more about him.

The other students all gathered together and began talking as though they had unfinished conversations from earlier. Some of the students began filing out of the room in pairs caring bookbags and bento lunches. Taro had one of these as well.

He filed out of the room with the rest of the students, following the crowd more than blending with it. Without knowing any students, or even their names, he felt out of place, but he knew that wasn't important. Then he spotted Aimoto headed down the hall with a bag on his shoulder and a lunch held at his side. Taro began following him, but paced himself so that he wouldn't arouse suspicion or lose sight of him.

Aimoto turned down a set of stairs down to the first floor. Taro casually followed, realizing it wouldn't seem so strange that he'd be going in the same direction. Then, Aimoto went outside and started walking through the field away from the other students. Aimoto stopped outside and looked around. He was keeping his eye on Aimoto but didn't want to make it too obvious that was what he was doing.

He took the chance to observe some of the other students. A few kids ran off into the center of the field and immediately began playing kick ball instead of eating lunch. A group of girls walked by Taro giggling and telling stories together. A handful of other kids were already settled down with their lunch and were eating in a small circle under a tree. Aimoto, on the other hand, unlike the others, sat alone with his lunch on the far end of the field.

Taro made his way to a tree over where no one was sitting where he thought he might get a good view of Aimoto. He sat down and opened his lunch, glancing occasionally at his target and noting his behavior. 'What the hell do they want to know about this kid for?' he asked himself. 'He seems terribly plain, and I can't understand why they would be interested in some high school kid in the first place. Perhaps I'm not that great of a ninja after all if the mission they gave me was stalking some loner on a school ground.'

Aimoto finished his lunch and set it aside. Taro, lost in thought, had only finished about half of his.

Then, Aimoto got up and started walking over to Taro. He didn't know what was going on so he put aside his lunch and got up.

Aimoto walked up to Taro and said, "I've never seen you before. You must be new."

Taro looked him up and down but there seemed nothing remarkable about him from close up either other than the fact that his hair was messy and that his uniform was sloppy.

"I've heard the kids whispering," Taro admitted. "They say your name is Aimoto."

"And who are you?" Aimoto said looking him over.

"I'm Taro. I just transferred."

He began wondering this was alright. He didn't think he should be talking to the target he was supposed to be gathering information on. Did he stick out that much? If he couldn't blend in with the other students, he might blow his cover.

"Let's spar," Aimoto suggested.

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What now? Our young ninja just got challenged to a sparring match by the person he's supposed to be gathering intelligence on! Should he do it? Should he try to get out? And what do you think about his teacher? Let me know what you think in the comment sections and find out more on the next exciting chapter of Taro's Ninja Spy High school.

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What is a Ninja?

There is a lot of misconception about what a ninja is.

A ninja is a weapon. A ninja is a warrior.

First appearing in writing as early as 4th century according to some history, though it is hard to place the beginning of the ninja, and most scholars agree that they emerged around the 7th-10th century. According to most Asian historians, the ninja first developed in opposition to the elite samurai during the Heian Dynasty (794-1185).

By the 15th century, the role of the ninja was primarily hired mercenary or espionage. By this time, there was already boundless myths about ninjas, calling them demons and giving them mystical powers which were widely believed to be true, but in all reality, ninjas were very trained in silence and stealth and could easily hide or slip away quickly and unnoticed in a way that would lead others to believe they were magical.

Our story presupposes a modern Japanese society where ninjas have managed to survive and continue traditional methods of teaching and hired by clients and used as weapons and tools of espionage and mercenary. Taro is one such ninja, growing up in a civilization of ninjas long-thought to be extinct. But when Taro begins his first ninja mission, his whole world gets turned upside down.