Sakura was moving through the forest, hopping from tree branch to tree branch so fast that she would appear as just a blur to a bystander. She was thinking about her mission - Sakura was supposed to track down a mysterious individual who was causing trouble throughout the whole Land of Fire. The thing was traveling and wherever it went, brawls, thefts, the damage added up over time and it could no longer be ignored. Normally, a team of genin would've been sent instead if it was just thefts and brawls. However, the problem was that the people were afraid. Sakura was tracking this mysterious person and was already in a few towns and villages that were visited by what people referred to as ''demon'', ''devil'', ''death''. The people said that the ''demon'' displayed the kind of physical might that they've never seen.
Sakura was starting to see why she was probably the best suited for the job and she knew that she'd eventually have to face the monster one on one, so she came prepared. She was wearing attire that was better suited for battle than her usual clothes and she made sure to fill her pouches with ninja tools like kunai, shuriken, bombs, food pills, poison and sleep gas in hopes for a swift takedown. All that along the necessities for the trip.
Sakura healed the people's injuries that they've suffered from this demon in exchange for information. They told her all they knew and from what they've said, apparently this demon was a muscular woman with blond long hair and was somewhere in her twenties from the looks of it.
At that point Sakura was surprised by the description because that was just a normal person, but then they told her other things such as that she was totally nude, but had various parts of her body covered in this black, demonic kind of substance or whatever. Also while her right arm was normal, the left one wasn't, it was demonic and disproportionate. They also said that they couldn't even scratch it. Fists, swords, hammers, you name it...
Well, Sakura really was going to fight a demon and with that in mind, she remembered how she said goodbye to her daughter, promising that she'll be back home as soon as she could and what worried her were her doubts of keeping that promise as few as they were.
However, Sakura steeled herself with determination to see this thing through and complete the mission. She arrived at the next town and took a walk on the main street. A bit of chaos quickly caught her attention and she saw damaged buildings, broken tables, fruits rolling on the street and a lady trying to pick them all up. By the looks of it, this happened recently, maybe 10 minutes ago... People were still writhing in a broken table, or behind broken doors. It looked like they were thrown a solid distance... There were also some weapons laying on the street, some in pieces...
There was also one person, who was clearly dead, but it wouldn't be the right word to describe it... Lifeless? Not that either... Sakura never really seen anything like it and her healing abilities didn't work either...
Sakura began healing the first person and asked him who did this and he confirmed it - it was that demon lady again...
Sakura had to help these people, but she couldn't let this woman escape when she was this close.
Sakura bit on her thumb and waved some hand signs before placing her hand on the ground.
A slug bigger than Sakura herself appeared and started dividing into smaller slugs. Leave it to me!
The slug said and Sakura nodded before she ran off after the demon woman at great speed. Meanwhile the slugs crawled onto the injured people and started healing them quicker than any medicine ever could.
Just when Sakura reached outside the town, following the road, she saw a blonde woman in the distance and stopped. Upon a second look, she perfectly fit the description and Sakura immediately devised a plan - She used a transformation and took the appearance of a random village girl.
Oooiii! Wait!! Please wait!
Sakura ran after the woman and caught up with her after a while. Sakura was panting heavily for a few moments before she could speak up. I don't know what your name is and I don't care what you are. I wanted to thank you for what you did there... The way these men treated me, I... I was their property. Anyway, thank you very much!
Sakura said as she bowed her head before the demon. C-can I travel with you?
All of this of course was a load of crap. This was a plan to deceive and mislead the demon as Sakura would wait for the right opportunity to strike.