Katarina the Sinister Blade
Katarina, the Sinister Blade, strolled down the Halls of Justice at a leisurely pace. She had just finished a battle at the Fields of Justice and had gotten penta-kill. She had shunpo'ed in and performed a Death Lotus on the enemy team. She had been smiling as she watched the enemy fall to her knives.
She had only found a challenge in the Demacian named Garen, but he had fallen to her blades as of late. She wished for a greater challenge, someone who could push her to fight her fullest. She had been in the League for so long and had beaten every Champion many times.
"Dear sister," a voice stated from behind Katarina. She turned and saw her sister Cassiopeia, the Serpent's Embrace. She was Katarina's younger sister who had been cursed with snake-like features. She was one of the Champions of the League and Katarina's best friend.
"Cassie," Katarina said with a small smile on her face. "How are you doing?"
Cassiopeia smiled, "I am doing well," she said as she slithered over to Katarina. "I'm just getting the mud out of my tail. It's is so annoying."
Katarina just nodded, a look of amusement on her face. "That must be annoying for someone as beautiful as you," she replied in a mocking tone.
Cassiopeia glared at her sister and poked her with her claws. "Not funny Kat," she replied, pouting. Cassie had been very consciousness of her look since her transformation and wasn't fond of teasing.
Katarina smiled. "You know I'm teasing, Cassie," she replied. "Lighten up."
Cassie glared at Kat. "And here, I was going to tell you about a rumor I heard of a powerful fighter," she sighed, disappointed.
Katarina looked at her sister. "A powerful fighter you say?" she said with a blood thirsty smile. "Please tell me more."
"No," Cassiopeia said as she turned her head away.
"Come on Cassie," Katarina replied, slightly annoyed. "I need to know. I need a challenge."
"What will I get out of telling you?" Cassie asked with an innocent smile.
"The undying love of your older sister," Kat replied with a sweet voice. Cassie didn't seem to respond. "And, I will team up with you for the next week."
Cassiopeia seemed to be contemplating the deal, wanting to make Kat sweat for a bit. "Make it two weeks and we'll have a deal."
"Two weeks, that is fine," Katarina stated in an impatient voice. "Now, tell me about the powerful fighter."
"Ok, ok," Cassiopeia began. "Don't get your knives in a twist. They say that he can be found in the forest. He will take on anyone who challenges him. Many have fought him and all have lost. No one knows what power he has and those who have fought him will not speak of it."
Katarina listened and her smile grew. This mystery fighter sounded like the challenge she had been looking for. She couldn't wait for the opportunity to challenge this fighter and beat him. "Where in the forest can he be found?" she asked Cassiopeia, excited.
"That's the problem," Cassiopeia replied with a slight frown. "All that has been said about it is, a clearing in the middle of the forest, but they don't state which forest. Again, many of the fighters he has beaten will not say anything about their fights, including the location."
Katarina giddiness began to deflate. "So, all we know is that there is a mysterious fighter out there, and he fights in a forest, but no will talk about where he is."
Cassiopeia nodded. "Pretty much," she replied as she started to slither away. "I'll see you on the fields later. It's going to be a fun two weeks, Kat."
Katarina sighed as she watched Cassiopeia slither away. She was going to have to go on a hunt to find this fighter, but this pleased her. She always loved a challenge and was determined to succeed. She walked with a smile on her face and headed out of the Halls going to find the fighter.
-A Few Days Later-
Katarina walked through the fifth forest trying to find the fighter. She had spent the last few days looking through every forest near the Halls, but was still unable to find him. She was getting very annoyed, and itching for a worthwhile opponent.
"Where are you, damn it!" she shouted into the trees. "Where are you damn fighter?"
"All you had to do was ask," said a voice coming from behind Katarina. Kat quickly turned, knives in hand, to face the person behind her. Standing before her was a man with strikingly spiked blonde hair, ocean blue eyes, six whiskers like marks on his face and a martial artist build. He wore a black shirt with black and orange pants. Over the was a haori that had black and orange flames on the bottom.
"Who are you?" Katarina asked in a guarded voice, ready to strike at any moment.
The man smiled. "Follow me, if you wish to find out," he stated mysteriously, as he began to walk through the trees. Katarina watched him walk away, still suspicious of his motives but slowly followed after him. If he was leading her into an ambush, she would just kill them all and go back to the Hall of Justice. She soon saw the trees thinning and found herself in a large clearing, marks of past battles all across the clearing.
The man turned toward her, smiling. "Welcome," he stated in a grand voice. "Dear Challenger, my I have your name?"
"My name is Katarina, the Sinister Blade," Katarina stated confidently.
"Katarina, a very beautiful name for a beautiful woman," the man said with a flirtatious tone.
Katarina glared at the man. "Don't try to flatter me," she stated in a cold tone. "Who are you, or face my blades?"
"Feisty, I like that in a woman," the man grinned. "As for whom I am? I am the Mighty Sage of Mt. Myoboku, the Hero of the Forth Great Ninja War. I am the one, the only, Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze!" Naruto struck a pose as balls of confetti opened behind him. Katarina looked at him in amazement.
"Either he's a complete idiot. On second thought, he is an idiot," she thought to herself. She shook her head and stared at Naruto. "Was there a point to that?" she asked bluntly.
Naruto looked at her for a moment and sighed. "No one appreciates the entrance," Naruto said out loud, looking at Katarina. "So, you have come to challenge me?"
Katarina smiled. "Yes, I have," she stated, glad he was finally getting to the heart of the matter.
Naruto nodded. "Ok then, the rules are simple. We fight until one of us is unconscious or incapacitated," he stated as he stretched his arm behind his head. "If you win, I will do one thing of your choosing. If I win, you must leave and not tell anyone of me. You are allowed to challenge me as many times as you wish."
Katarina nodded. If she won, she was going to have him join Naxus, or kill him, it depended on how much she enjoyed the fight. "I agree to those terms," she decided.
"Very good," Naruto replied and charged forward. Katarina smiled and drew her blades. She threw her first blade at Naruto.
Naruto dodged the blade and threw a hard punch toward Katarina's face. Kat shunpo away from Naruto and began to unleash her knives toward Naruto.
Naruto jumped back and pulled out a kunai, blocking many of the knives. This made Kat smile. She always liked to battle a person who had similar weaponry to her. She charged forward and shunpo behind Naruto. She then spun, preforming her Sinister Steel.
Naruto took damage for Katarina's attack and staggered forward. Katarina smiled and began her most fatal attack, death lotus. She began to spin at a high rate of speed, sending blade after blade at Naruto.
She watched as each of the blades entered Naruto body, blood dripping for each wound. Naruto slowly fell to the ground. Katarina let out a sigh of disappointment. "I guess the rumors were false," she said as she started to sheath her blades, when suddenly she heard clapping. Kat quickly turned and saw a perfectly healthy Naruto standing before her.
"You nearly had me there," he stated in a surprised tone. "If I hadn't Kawarimi no jutsu to escape I would have been dead. I applaud you on that; You have been the only challenger who forced me to use that technique."
Katarina couldn't help but smile. He was going to be the challenge she was looking for. "I'm glad I was able to push you," she replied with a wicked smile as she drew her blade.
"Now the real battle begins," Naruto stated, putting his hand together in a cross shaped seal. "Kage Bushin no Jutsu!"
A cloud of smoke appeared around Naruto and soon there were four clones of Naruto standing next to the original. They charged forward with amazing speed. Katarina back pedaled and threw one of her blades. It hit the first clone and bounced toward the others, destroying them all.
"They can only take one hit," she thought as she watched each of the clones disappear into smoke. She was brought out of her musing when another Naruto came at her from the side. She felt his fist against her face, sending her flying off her feet. Before she could orient herself she was kicked in the back sending her high into the air.
Another Naruto appeared above her and leg dropped her directly in the stomach. Kat felt the air leave her body as she raced toward the ground. She hit the ground hard, creating tiny cracks in the ground where she landed.
Kat was dazed from the attack but her instincts kicked in as another attack came toward her. She rolled out of the way and threw a blade at her attacker. The blade hit its mark and a Naruto clone disappeared into smoke.
"Where is he?" Katarina thought as she looked around for Naruto. All she saw was a sea of Naruto clones surrounding her. She raised her blades and prepared for a long battle. Soon the circle of Narutos charged toward her at full speed. Kat quickly went into a Death Lotus and began to unleash a barrage of blades at the advancing army of clones. "The Dance of Death," she cried as clone after clone was destroyed.
Unfortunately for Kat, she was unable to destroy all of the clones and was soon surprised with a punch to the face, making her stumble back. She threw her blade and watched it start to bounce to a different clone when she was again attacked by another clone. She shunpo'd to another Naruto and went into a Sinister Blade. As each clone was destroyed, another appeared to take its place.
Katarina destroyed another clone, causing a large smile to spread across her face. She hadn't had this fun in such a long time
Kat threw another bouncing blade and stood in the clearing, panting from her efforts in battle. She didn't have time to catch her breath, as two clones rushed her, forcing her to shunpo away. As she landed, she saw three Narutos on the other side of the clearing. One charged toward her while the other two seemed to be preparing for something.
"No you don't!" Katarina shouted and ran toward the pair. She quickly destroyed the clone charging her but was held up by the two clones she had dodged earlier. She took both clones out with a Sinister Blade when she saw a blur coming toward her.
"Rasengan!" Naruto shouted as he thrust his hand into Katarina stomach. Katarina felt a drill-like sensation hit her. She was sent spinning across the clearing, hitting a tree with enough force to knock it over.
Katarina was barely conscious after that last attack, she couldn't move at all. Her blades lay across the clearing. She knew she had been beaten, but was unwilling to surrender. She was going to beat Naruto, or die trying.
She saw as Naruto walked over to her, a smile on his face. "Looks like I win," he stated, matter-of-factly.
Katarina glared at Naruto. "I'm…not done yet," she said, wincing in pain.
Naruto nodded and knelt down next to her. "Good," he replied as Katarina slowly started to lose consciousness. Katarina's last view was of Naruto's hand coming toward her, a green glow appearing around it.
-A While later-
Katarina slowly opened her eyes and looked around; She was back in the Hall of Justice, in the medical wing. She slowly sat up, but searing pain in her stomach forced her to lay back down. The last thing she remembered was Naruto standing over her after she had "taken a break" from the fight.
"Oh good, your awake," said a familiar voice. Kat turned her head to see Cassiopeia next to her bed. A concerned look on her younger sister's face.
"What happened?" Kat asked a bit confused. "The last thing I remember was fighting…." She stopped as she remembered the rules of the fight.
Cassie was a bit surprised by Katarina silence but kept it to herself. "You were found outside the Hall a few hours ago, batter and bruised," she explained. "You were pretty banged up." Kat nodded and laid her head down. Cassie looked at her sister and saw the small smile on her face. "You fought him didn't you?"
"Fought who?" Kat stated as she tried to fain ignorance.
Cassiopeia smiled, she always knew when Kat was lying, her voice would rise a bit when she spoke and she would only answer in short phrases.
"You know who I'm talking about," Cassie stated in a knowing tone, "the mysterious fighter in the forest."
"I did not," Kat replied, her voice rising in pitch.
"You're lying," Cassiopeia said in a sing-song voice.
Katarina looked at her sister and sighed. She was never very good at hiding anything from Cassiopeia. After all, she was one the best in Naxus in getting information. "Fine, I fought him," she mumbled.
"I knew it!" Cassiopeia blurted excitedly. "Tell me what happened."
Kat looked at her sister with annoyance. "I can't," she replied.
"Why not?" Cassie whined.
"It's part of the deal," Kat replied. "I'm not allowed to talk about the fights."
Cassiopeia looked at Katarina and nodded. "Fine then," she grumbled. "Are you going to fight him again?"
Katarina smiled. "Of course, after all, I always take down my target."
Katarina was able to leave the medical wing after two days. She was happy to go and planned on challenging Naruto as soon as she was able. Unfortunately she was summoned to the Fields of Justice a lot. After all, she hadn't been able to go for two days. She sighed as she was summoned for the last time that day. As she walked she noted that the Fields were set to be cleaned the following day. This enabled her to go challenge Naruto without fear of being called to the Fields.
She walked out of the hall the next day a large smile on her face. She had spent the night sharpening her blades and getting everything ready for her next battle with Naruto. She headed toward the forest and walked toward the clearing. She noticed the marks from her previous battle in the clearing. She was determined; She was going to beat him today.
"Naruto come out!" she cried, glancing quickly around the clearing.
"You rang?" said Naruto from behind her. Katarina quickly turned and threw a blade at him. Naruto dodged the blade and smiled. "Someone is happy to see me."
Katarina glared at Naruto. "I'm here for our rematch," she somberly announced.
"I can tell," Naruto replied with a smile, "but first we need to eat."
Katarina just stared at Naruto in shock. She had come all this way and was ready to fight but he just wanted to eat. She finally sighed and nodded. "Fine," she replied, losing her thunder. "But, right after, we will fight."
"No," Naruto replied, "We have to let the food settle."
Katarina just glared at Naruto, defeated. "When I win I'm going to kill him, she thought as they walked through the trees. They arrived at smaller clearing which revealed a little house. It was small and quaint, something she expected that an older person would live in.
Naruto lead her inside and offered her a seat. "The food is already prepared. I'll go get the bowls," he announced, disappearing into the kitchen. Katarina looked around the house and saw several photos adorning the walls. She was about to take a closer look when Naruto walked out with two bowls.
Naruto set a bowl in front of Katarina. "Enjoy," he said beaming. She watched as he ate with gusto and quickly turned to her own bowl. She stared at it for a moment before picking up her chopsticks and gathering some noodles. She lifted the noodles out of the bowl and slowly slurped them into her mouth. She ate the food slowly and had to admit it was very tasty.
Naruto looked up from his noodles. "Some is enjoying their ramen," he said with a knowing smile.
Katarina looked away, a slight red tint to her cheeks. "They are tolerable," she replied, her voice elevating again. Naruto nodded, beaming. The pair soon finished their food and headed back into the clearing. Katarina looked at Naruto as he sat down in the shade of a tree.
"Nap time," he stated as he started to yawn.
Katarina slowly developed a tick mark on her forehead. She watched, with an evil smile, as Naruto closed his eyes. "He is so going to die," she stated, waiting patiently.
Katarina trudged home, angry. She had just lost to Naruto once again. She assumed that he would be tired after his nap, giving her the advantage, but he again beat her to a bloody pulp. At least this time she was able to walk home under her own power.
Soon she settled into a routine in her dealings with Naruto. She would wait for a day when she was not needed at the League and go to Naruto's clearing. She would then join Naruto for lunch, which seemed to get more and more extravagant with each visit. Then they would wait for hour before the fight. A fight, which always resulted in Katarina limping back to the Hall of Justice.
She was once again making her way to Naruto's clearing, trying to come up with a new strategy. All of her skill was useless in fighting him. He would always defeat her no matter which technique she tried. She knew she had to do something truly unexpected. Only one plausible idea came to mind but, it was something that she wasn't planning on, except as a last resort.
She entered the clearing and saw Naruto in the middle of it, stretching and shirtless. She watched as he moved through his routine, a large blush on her face. She had to admit that he was very good looking and was fun to be around even when not engaged in combat. He was truly one of a kind.
She calmed herself and let the blush slowly escape her face. "Someone is enjoying themselves," she said as she entered the clearing.
Naruto turned to look at her. "Of course," he nodded, as he reached for a towel near him. "Stretching is a good way to get ready for a battle."
Katarina grinned. "So, no meal before your beating," she asked.
"Yeah, pretty much," Naruto replied, putting on his shirt. He cracked his neck and smiled. "Shall we begin?"
Katarina needed no invitation and shunpo'd over to Naruto. She slashed at Naruto face. He quickly dodged, but still received a light scratch on his cheek. Naruto jumped back and created three clones, sending them after .
Kat just smiled and struck at the clones with her Sinister Blades. Soon she was surrounded by smoke but quickly escaped it, as another clone charged through.
"Someone learning," Naruto said, impressed.
"Well you learn a few things after fighting the same person a few times," Katarina replied and shunpo'd over to Naruto. She slashed at Naruto's face but he blocked with his kunai. Soon the pair clashed blade against blade for several moments before breaking apart.
Katarina had a few cuts on her, but none were life threatening. Naruto had fewer cuts and his positive mood hadn't received any damage. He created five clones but Katarina quickly threw a Bouncing Blade at the clones, rendering the clones, useless.
Naruto quickly created more clones and mixed with them as they charged toward Katarina. Kat threw another Bouncing Blade and destroyed many clones but was soon swarmed by others. She quickly performed a Sinister Blades, got out of the swarm of clones and quickly went into a Death Lotus. Many of the clones were destroyed. Soon only the real Naruto remained.
Naruto just smiled and created a familiar blue ball in his hands. He rushed toward Kat at an amazing pace. Katarina quickly shunpo'd away and watched as Naruto destroyed the ground she was once standing on.
"You missed," Katarina said in a sing-song voice as Naruto laughed.
"Well then, it's time to take this up a notch," Naruto replied, forming a familiar cross-shaped seal. "Taju Kage Bushin no Jutsu!"
Soon over a hundred Naruto clones filled the field. Katarina smiled and raised her blades. "Come to your death!" she shouted as the clones charged toward her. She quickly threw a Bouncing blade and destroyed several clones.
She quickly shunpo'd to another clone and preformed a Sinister Blade. She had to shunpo away from a Rasengan Barrage and threw a Bouncing Blade to destroy the group of clones. She quickly turned and felt a fist against her cheek.
Kat flew across the field and landed on hard. She slowly stood and looked at the army of Naruto's before her. She knew if she kept fighting with her same skills, she was going to lose once again. She knew she had to do something unexpected or face another loss.
She quickly located the Real Naruto. She had marked him with a small black mark on his neck. She looked at him with a light blush on her face. "To hell with it," she thought and shunpo'd over to the real Naruto.
Naruto watched as Katarina appeared before him and quickly threw a quick punch. Katarina spun around this attack and got in close to Naruto. Naruto was about to substitute with a clone when Katarina grabbed his collar and smashed her lips against his. Naruto stood wide-eyed as he felt Katarina's gentle kiss.
"Her lips are so soft," he thought as they kissed. Katarina broke the kiss and flipped the distracted Naruto into his back.
She held her blade to his neck, a large smile on her face. "I win," she said with a sultry voice.
Naruto looked up at her nodded. "You've beaten me," Naruto said with a smile. "Now, I must do as you wish.
Katarina smiled and straddled Naruto's waist, making his face turn red. She leaned down near Naruto's ear. "Pick me up at seven," she whispered. She slowly got off the blonde and walked away, an added sway to her hips.
That my friend is Katarina chapter, it was a fun write after working hard on my other stories. I really like this chapter and hope you do as well. I wanted to do a more action oriented chapter and hope you all enjoy the fight. I really am thankful for all your support and really happy that all like this story and continue to read it. You guys really make me a better writer when you review and tell me what you think of my writing. I reread many of my old stories and chapters and seen how much I have grown thanks to all of you. So thank you again, please read and review!