IT WAS ARASHI’S BIRTHDAY! Yasei wakes with a start, leaping out of bed, that thought burning in her mind. Scrambling due to her late remembrance. She immediately rushes to the candy store! When she arrives, there is a defeating sign on the door that reads “Closed”. Yasei realizing that at 5:00 AM she should have expected this, reaffirms that she “ain’t no bitch”, and picks the lock on the door, breaks in, takes the newest brand of candy that the store carried. Happy with her discovery, Yasel places more than enough money on the counter and exits the store, locking the door on her way out.
Kai and Yasei arrive at the training grounds around 5:30 and proceed to wait for whatever Arashi was going to tell them. At around 7 Arashi warps in, sandwich in one hand, a basket in the other. Arashi places the basket on the ground and says “Eat up, I got these for you guys”. In the basket are what look like freshly baked bagels. Kai and Yasei give each other confused looks, and then proceed to eat the bagels. Yasei pulls out her gift for Arashi at this point and hands it to him screaming “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” Arashi, still eating his sandwich, starts to choke a bit, spits out the remains of the sandwich and devours the candy Yasei presents him. Arashi asks Yasei where she got the candy, and Yasei replies in a matter of fact tone, “Candy Store”. Arashi seems amazed, and looks to take a mental note. During this exchange, Kai is silent, clearly attempting to make some point towards Arashi. (Brooding)
Arashi says “Alright, down to business then. We have some more of those lesser hatreds I told you about to hunt down.” He starts making hand seals and continues them for about a minute. He finishes and summons the silver blade without a handle that he used to expel the first lesser hatred back in the Fire Nation. He says “Here.” Tossing it to Yasei. Arashi then drops back into hand seals, this time going for two or three minutes, slowing down during them as if trying to remember which seals to use. Finally, he completes the jutsu, and summons to him a large gauntlet that looks as if it covers most of the wearer’s arm. He looks at Kai, and says “This one is for you.” Kai nods and takes it from Arashi, who continues to speak
“These weapons have been purified in holy fire and sanctified in holy water. Their purpose is to expel and destroy the hatreds. If you hit a person possessed by a hatred with one of these, it will be forced out of the host, and will be vulnerable to the hatred destroying weapons. However, if you get any blood, even one drop, on these weapons, they will be useless. They will cease to function to their purpose. "
Kai and Yasei nod in understanding, and Arashi continues, “Once the Hatred is expelled, it will be easy to kill with the weapons, they will purify it. In order to keep the demon’s essence pure and safe, one of you will have to absorb it into your body. It is not dangerous, but is extremely necessary if we want to insure that hatred will stay purified.”
Arashi shifts his weight, and clears his throat, then says “Supposing you accidentally kill the host before the hatred is expelled, the person’s corpse will become possessed by the hatred, and be much harder to kill. At this point, it will be impossible to expel it from the corpse, and furthermore to purify it. In this situation, you MUST kill it. Once it is dead, you will have to quickly absorb it’s corrupted essence into you to avoid it’s escape. Once inside you, it will have a small impact on your mind, but should be manageable. I do not recommend this method, as it leaves the hatred intact.”
Kai and Yasei just stare at Arashi as he finishes his explanations. Kai speaks up, “Arashi, are you telling us this because you want us to go hunting for one without you?” Arashi smirks and says “Observant as always Kai”.