It had been a long trip.
Yuneko Kurasa, a Chūnin from the Village Hidden in the Sun, stretched her arms high above her head and let out a deep, luxurious yawn. Her bare shoulders creaked ever-so-slightly, and as she interlaced her fingers, eking out that last inch, she could feel her muscles finally give up and release the tension that had been building up over the last week of the journey. The metal plates that guarded her forearms shifted on top of her skin as if they, too, were aching for a change.
"How much farther," she asked, her voice trailing out of her yawn.
It had been a full month since she had left her home and set out for the Land of Rivers. During that time, Yuneko and her three teammates had seen plenty of breathtaking sights, bustling foreign cities, and landscapes so different from her mountainous homeland that they seemed almost alien. It was all part