Monday, February 27, 2012

Base Under Seige

"What's going on?" Taro shouted.

"It's the alarm," Michio said. "They know you're here."

"We have to get out of here," Taro said.

"No."

"What do you mean? I'm came here to save you not get caught!" Taro said, feeling panicked.

"My mission is not complete. We have to get the flash drive."

"A flash drive?"

"Yes. It's in a computer lab on the main level. It contains some vital information. I'm not leaving here without it."

"You're not in any condition right now to be worrying about your mission. We must leave!"

Taro grabbed Michio on the arm. He turned around and swatted Taro's hand away.

"No!" Michio said. "Either we get that flash drive, or I'll get it on my own."

Taro stared at Michio harder than he ever had. Michio stared right back and their eyes were connected as if having some kind of telekinetic conversation. After a few intense moments, Taro finally let out a sigh.

"Let's get this flash drive and get out," Taro said.

Guards could be heard storming down the hallways, their heavy boots clapping against the ground.

Taro handed Michio a small bag. "Here, this has tools in it. I prepared it in case I found you."

Michio nodded and the two of them took cover behind the doorway.

The guards were lined up down the hall now and slowly advancing on the doorway. Taro pulled out a small mirror and used it to look around the corner and then tossed it to Michio who did the same. They nodded at one another and then Taro reached into his pack, pulled out a small grenade and tossed it down the hall.

A bang and a flash went off down the hall, followed by a cloud of smoke. Both of them immediately shifted into the doorway crouching low and hurling kunai at guards they had targeted.

Shouts of confusion and pain erupted from the smoke and a few gun shots ricocheted off the ceiling and walls. Taro pulled out his ninjato, and Michio pulled out a kusarigama chain and sickle.

The two of them advanced through the smoke, slashing at nearby guards as they did. Taro could feel his sword biting into flesh. The thought of it made his stomach turn, but he knew they had to keep going.

"There's a latter down the hall," Michio said pointing the way.

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Taro and Michio try and make their way out of the base. Will they do it? Find out on the next chapter of our story "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.