The enemy took notice of the rhino gang and started to close in. Several clones from one of the main people rushed on ahead with insane speed. Izumi thought of her as one of the main people because she was up towards the front with all the other leaders of this whole thing. She still didn't know who did what or led who or really anything about these people. It's lucky for her that a prison break isn't any super complicated thing. She didn't need to be an experienced criminal to give it her best.
The guards paid more attention to the rhino and its riders than they did the speedy clones or the rest of the criminal group. It was obviously a large and dangerous animal. That meant it could cause a lot of casualties. So the smart move would be to take it out first, if at all possible. The guards wielding spears came to the front and pointed them at the rhino. The rhino roared and started to rear back. The lieutenant tried to swing out with his weapon and knock the enemy spears aside, but the rhino made it impossible. The beast kept moving about and kicking its head back, which put its rider just out of reach to do any good.
Frustrated, the lieutenant forced the rhino into a charge, hoping it would straighten the rhino out long enough to get rid of those pesky spears. That's when a guard threw a spear at the rhino's shoulder. The rhino yelled out super loud. Izumi squinted. She was instantly mad when she heard the rhino in pain. She jumped off of it and went after the guards herself. This was the moment she really implicated herself in all of this, but she had a disguise. More importantly, she wasn't going to just sit there while a poor defenseless animal got butchered.
Izumi ran as fast as she could towards the first guard. It was the one that threw the spear from the rhino's right. She went to throw a punch, but he moved first. She swatted his fist to the side and at the same time bopped him in the nose. The guard coughed and haphazardly lumbered back, gripping his nose. He was probably going to make some snide comment at Izumi, but she didn't let him. She went ahead and swept out his footing and jumped on his chest. Her heel pushed into that soft spot between the stomach and chest cage. The guard grunted when all of the air left his body. Then, Izumi leaped off of him.
The rest of the criminals were catching up by then. Some of them would probably finish that guard off. Izumi wouldn't like that if she knew, but she was too caught up in fighting to think about any of that. She jumped right into another guard, leading with her fist. She caught the guy unaware and knocked him flat on his side. Then she moved on to the next one.
After those first two, Izumi got into a rhythm. She ran through the spear wielding guards at a blitz pace. Every swing they took she countered. Every dodge she thwarted. Every single one of those spear guys met her fists and were on the ground afterwards. It was too late already. She looked back and saw the rhino all poked up with spears. The poor thing was about to die. That only made Izumi madder.
Criminals started to work their way past her as the guards continued to fall. There was an opening in their rush that started at the back end of the rhino. It continued all the way past Izumi and in a big circle around her, where a bunch of guards were looking to team up on her. They saw that she was kinda tough, so more numbers made their chances more likely. The criminals saw a bunch of guards that weren't getting in their way. So they let them be, thinking it all the problem of the unfortunate person in the middle of that circle.
The first one rushed and Izumi knocked him out so fast that nobody else tried that. Instead, they all charged in at once. Izumi took a deep breath and got to work. She sparred against a lot of people in one-on-one matches ever since she was in the academy. Then she had a mission with Hiroshi, where he used some shadow clones to try and overwhelm her Taijutsu. Izumi managed to make it out of that, but just barely. Because of that, she went to her older brother and asked to train with clones. He agreed, of course, and she got her butt handed to her over and over again. She never did win. But she did get a whole lot of practice with fighting more than one person.
The huge difference with her brother's clones and these guys is that the clones were in perfect harmony, since they were the same person. These guys weren't even playing the right notes. Izumi fought off everyone to her front and sides, but she didn't have to do much. She'd dodge and jump to make sure nobody caught her from behind. That led to most of the guards just punching each other instead of her. She found it easy to turn just about all of their own fighting against themselves. They were just super uncoordinated as a team. By the end of it, there was a bunch of guys on the ground in different spots around her. Most of them had broken and bloody noses, as well as fists covered in nose blood. Izumi had none, because they basically beat each other up.
The little girl from Konoha ran along in her disguise into the criminal horde. Once again, she was way behind the front. All that fighting took too long. The other guys made a whole lot of progress while she was there. She was too short to see how far, but she was going a bit faster than most so that she could catch up and see. They might've had the next wall down by the time she got there.