5.4: An Act of Heroism!The samurai that Squad 139 had been pursuing was almost completely cornered. They had followed the armor-clad warrior into a smaller alleyway between the shops, and watched him duck behind a large wooden cart. As Chieri, Chinatsu, and Isao closed in, the warrior popped up from the cart with his arm tightly wrapped around a young boy's neck.
"Don't get any closer!" The samurai's words echoed in the alleyway, his sword poised threateningly. The boy let out a gasp as he struggled in the samurai's grip.
The three shinobi froze. Hadn't the jounin commanders said that it was unlikely hostages would be taken? Chieri glanced at her teammates out of the corners of her eyes, hoping to see a sign of how they wanted to proceed. The situation was dangerous, but that didn't mean she was going to let a civilian life be lost to this coward of a samurai.
"Get out of here now! Or I'll cut this boy in half!" He threatened. The direction of the sword changed from Squad 139 to the boy.
Chieri felt tense. T