Although Konoha’s Shinobis under Sakumo’s commands has been ordered to block those sand waves, some of them got blown away by its power.
The Itchibi’s eyes were glowing with deadly stares ready to fire a sandblast and bury all of those damned humans.
Suddenly the Six Jonins surrounded the Ichibi forming a hexagonal formation.
“Six Violet Flames Formation!”
The six ninjas screamed these words at the same time, in an instant, purples rays raised from their bodies and connected with each other in the form of a hexagon barrier with the Ichibi trapped in the middle.
This technique is an improved version of the Four Violet Flames Formation it could even hold two of the strongest characters in the original. However, the range of this technique is too small, to trap a big enemy like the Ichibi in it, Sakumo chose six ninjas to use this technique.
This formation has also separated the Sand Shinobis from the Ichibi and blocked the sand waves.
Looking at this scene, Konoha’s Ninjas looked stunned at first, then they felt relieved.
“We trapped that monster!”
“Great, now we can deal with the Sand Shinobis!”
Their cheerful expressions gradually turned cold and murderous. In an instant, the odds of winning on the battlefield has turned.
The numbers of the Sand Shinobis has initially been small, and this momentum that Konoha Shinobis has gained helped them press them immediately, and they were on the verge of collapsing.
However, at that time, waves of laughter and madness came out from the barrier attracting everyone’s attention.
The Ichibi looked at the barrier then began to smash it from every corner with his massive body.
“This kind of garbage enchantment won’t stop me, who do you think you’re dealing with here!” The Ichibi was laughing loudly, making everyone feels terrified.
Suddenly he gazed at the six ninjas who were maintaining the barrier with disdain.
“Do you even know what my specialty is? Sealing Techniques!”
Suddenly, the Ichibi waved his claws while surging an enormous amount of Chakra and slammed the barrier several times with wind releases.
“You need more powerfull seal than this to stop me!”
The cracks began to appear on the barrier, and just after a few more shots, the wall got shattered!
Unless they seal him back into his Jinchuriki, even an improved version of the Four Violet Flame Formation won’t stop the Tailed-Beast!
The barrier cracked open instantaneously, the six ninjas didn’t have time to respond, they get swept away by that terrifying Chakra, and died!
Just when they were in an advantage for the first time in a long time, they got crushed once again by their enemies, which dropped their morale and momentum at the very bottom.
“The Six Violet Flame Formation… Got destroyed!”
“He’s too powerful! This is horrible we won’t be able to defeat him!”
They couldn’t help but recall that time when the Kyuubi’s accident happened, and how they felt so powerless as they are right now.
Although there’s a big gap between the Ichibi and the Kyuubi, they’re still as weak as that time, once again they simply were gonna crush!
Even Sakumo’s expression was gloomy. He was clenching his teeth, not knowing what he should do next, he didn’t expect that the Ichibi will break the barrier this easily.
He obviously miscalculated the situation.
Without any hesitation, Sakumo ordered Konoha’s Forces to retreat, the Ichibi got out, and there’s no chance for them to win this battle, the only choice is to flee.
He learned from the previous battles that once the Ichibi is released, it will be impossible for them to defend. Keeping the fight any longer will only mean more casualties.
Thus, in the face of the Ichibi, they can only retreat.
“Damn humans, I won’t let you escape again!!”
Obviously, the Ichibi has also faced this situation several times. With endless wrath in his eyes, the Ichibi fired several wind releases at them.
Wind Release: Drilling Air Bullet!
The horror of these wind bullet continually fall, only the Jonin could barely use some defensive Ninjutsu to block it, as for the Genin and the Chunin they didn’t have any strength to resist.
They stopped moving and looked at that massive Wind bullet coming toward them, they couldn’t really do anything, suddenly, Konoha’s White Fang flashed in front of them and smashed it.
He really wanted to kill that monster in front of him, but that was simply impossible, even if he fought against him for hours there’s no chance of winning!
The Shinobis kept retreating under Sakumo’s protection, no one thought about stopping and supporting Sakumo against that beast, in their point of view, that monster was invincible.
One thing they didn’t dare to do is look back.
However, one ‘thing’ made them stop and looked to the sky.
“No! This is impossible!”
When they saw that thing in the sky, they could no longer move, some of them has even dropped their weapons on the ground.
That thing in the sky was huge and massive, they could run, but sure it could catch them in no time because that thing had wings. That thing was… The Nanabi!
“Why is the Nanabi here?!”
This time, even Sakumo couldn’t help but exclaim, the look on his face was full of bitterness, even the slightest chance of escaping is no longer possible!
Moreover, the most terrifying thing about this whole situation is that the Nanabi has landed in front of those troops who were escaping, they just got trapped between two Tailed-Beasts!
“This is… the end…” (Adele?!)
Konoha’s Shinobis looked desperate, even the idea of running away was gone, there’s nothing left for them to do, death was chasing them from every corner.
Sakumo clenched his teeth, and the look on his face changed, he made his choice, he was gonna fight and help as many people escape as possible.
Suddenly, he heard a familiar voice that let him stop.
“You’re stronger than this old man! Why are you having a hard time dealing with One Tailed-Beast?
Everyone could hear that voice coming from the Nanabi.
It didn’t take them a long time before they could figure out that someone was standing on the back of the Nanabi, and they were actually very familiar with that face!