His attack was enough to do away with the split half of the man, whatever had just happened. It didn’t look like a normal shadow clone jutsu that Kyūban recognized, but there were several variants of that he supposed. The man would come at Kyūban once more, but this time with more speed than Kyūban had anticipated. He was able to follow, but the distance was closed before he could get in a sufficient enough reaction time. He moved to block the punch with his right arm, which resulted in a surprisingly painful blow and the never good sound of crunching bone beneath the man’s fist. Kyūban let out a cry of pain, his right arm going limp from the throbbing. His left, however, reaching down to slip on the metal claws from his tool belt, and reach back up to stab the man right in the side and twist, aiming for as vital a spot as he could get from his current position. Simultaneously he would lean up and kick him back as hard as he could. It wouldn’t be admittedly very hard, given his normal strength limitations and the pain he was in.
It would be enough to hopefully give him some time to activate the surges of electrical impulses to his cells. Kyūban would dash away to hide, for just a few moments that he could take the chance to breathe and try and think. He wouldn’t be caught off guard like that again, and he needed to be faster than this man. Being close to him at all, Kyūban was learning, was a deadly game to be playing. Still, with his arm pretty much being goo from the shattered bones, his ninjutsu was no longer an option. The pain was immense as well, radiating through his entire right side of his body, making it hard to concentrate. He hated to run and leave this madman free to go in the wilderness, but… Perhaps one more attempt on his life would do well to scare him off.
The few moments up, he would turn and dash once more toward the man with a loud cry, his arm limp at his side but his left hand still fully functional. He would dash towards him and come down with a slashing motion that was meant to hit his shoulder area close to his neck and stab into it. He was ready to finish this man.