The man with the katana claimed to be an ally. That didn't make Aoi relax in the slightest, as he could be lying, but she still decided to follow him, as he hadn't attacked her or her daughter. "Our last night here?"
Midoriko thought, beginning to understand everything. The arguments, the backpacks, the chaos... They were running away from home. Surely forever. That thought overwhelmed her, so when a hooded man wielding a machete appeared from the shadows of a nearby alley and loomed over them, only Aoi reacted. "NO!"
the mother screamed as she hugged her daughter to protect her. The man stabbed the machete into the woman's back, making her scream.
Blood. Seeing the red spots and hearing the screams set Midoriko's instincts in motion, making her act without thinking and therefore without worrying about anything. She instinctively raised a fist, replicating the movements her father had forced her to learn for years and that she had supplemented with her own knowledge of anatomy and much research on the art of hand-to-hand combat. She had become an excellent taijutsu practitioner only to see her father proud; However, her only flaw was her physical strength. But at that moment, with that burst of emotions inside her chest, her chakra behaved like a bomb about to explode, building up in her hand as the genin threw a punch at the man who had attacked her mother.
But in the last second, something went wrong. Her chakra, instead of staying condensed, exploded, flowing in all directions, not even her prodigious chakra control capable of containing such inordinate power. The shock wave pushed her back, echoing through the air like an explosion, but it was the man who suffer the worst part. Her fist never quite connected against his skin, but her chakra was enough to send him flying back into the alley he had come from. The blow would not kill him, since the attack didn’t have enough strength for it, but it would surely knock him out. Although at the time she had no time to think, Midoriko's excellent memory would allow her to recall what she just did and possibly replicate that technique later on.
Technique Trained: Chakra-Enhanced Strength (B-Rank) - 228/200 WC
Midoriko slipped on both packs, one on each shoulder and slung one of her mother's arms over her shoulders, dragging her toward one of the alleys, in the opposite direction from where the man with the machete had come. She took the boy as she passed him by reflex action and forced him to run alongside her. Her hand filled with blood as she took the boy's stained sleeve, but she didn't stop to think about it.
Once all three were safe, Midoriko dropped the packs, turned her mother onto her stomach, and placed her hands over the ugly wound. A green glow sprouted from them as she used the Mystic Palm to heal her. Something was happening on the main street: little explosions were heard in rapid succession, and Midoriko wondered what kind of device could make a sound like that, and for what. There were voices too, but she couldn't understand what they were saying.
she said without realizing it, still acting on instinct. Her mother's wound healed, and although it would leave an ugly scar, Midoriko had stopped the bleeding. The blow might have hit the spine, but there was nothing to be done about it. In the frenzy of the situation, she saw everything pragmatically.
Midoriko heard footsteps approaching, both down the main street and down the alley they was in. She reached into one of the packs. She and her mother had prepared them a few days ago, secretly from her father, and although her mother had not explained anything about it, now the genin was grateful for her foresight. She pulled out several senbons from one of the hidden pockets and held them in her hands, filled with her mother's blood, ready to fight.
TL;DR: A Kuraokami attacks Midoriko's mother. She learned and uses Chakra-Enhanced Strength (B-Rank) on the Kuraokami to incapacitate him. She takes Yuko and her mother into an alley, away from the main street, where she heals her mother with the Mystical Palm (A-Rank). More Kuraokami arrive from the main street and alley and Midoriko pulls out senbons and prepares to fight.