Monday, February 27, 2012

Tussle With the Guards

Taro pushed forward, knowing that he didn't have any time to waste. He turned around and headed back through the vents, taking a turn at the where it forked. He soon came to another vent, this one overlooking a large room full of crates that looked like they were ready for shipment. Down below, he could see several armed men who were loading guns into a few open crates and one who was stacking the boxes using a fork lift. There was a walkway going across the room connecting the hallway to a walkway on the other side. There was an elevator there.

Taro kept moving forward to the other side of the warehouse. The vents branched off again in two directions, and he headed down the left path toward another grid. Peering down through it, he could see the elevator close by. He put his ear down against the grid and listened to see if anyone was coming, but he didn't hear anyone.

He pulled out a kunai knife and began undoing the screws that held it in placed. Then, sliding it to the side, he stopped and listened once more for any guards. Silence.

He scooted himself forward and slipped out of the vent, landing as silent as possible and the hugged the wall to stay out of site. He pushed the button on the elevator and waited.

Each passing second felt like an eternity, knowing that at any minute he could be caught. The elevator hummed as it came to the top and opened up.

Taro slipped in. As the doors closed, he immediately began working at the emergency escape hatch at the top. A few strong jabs with his ninjato sword and it popped open, and using the hilt of the sword for leverage, he climbed up on top and waited patiently to make sure he hadn't been followed.

Sure enough, the elevator door closed and it went back up to the main level. Two guards came in talking loudly. The elevator started going back down.

"I'm sure I saw someone get in here," one guard said to the other.

Taro leaped down with his sword which was still sheathed, landing it on top of one of the unsuspecting guards' heads. The other one was quick to react, reaching for his automatic rifle, but not quick enough. Taro redirected his sword hilt at the other guard's temple and striking a clean blow.

The elevator doors opened as the guard hit the ground. Standing over the two unconscious bodies, he peered around the corner to see if the coast was clear.

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Having taken out two of the guards, Taro must proceed with caution. It is only a matter of time before the two unconscious men are found. Find out what happens to our young ninja as our story continues. "Taro's Ninja Spy High School" and don't forget to comment.

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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.