Moons of Red Chapter 26It was a nice sunny day outside and Hatorri was making sure the house was in absolutely perfect condition before heading out to practice his...broom skills. Madara's Red Armor was neatly displayed in a corner of his room and all was fine and dandy.
Hatorri felt very happy to have finally seen a familiar face after being stranded for so long in this unusual world of ninja. He felt sad he hadn't seen his cousin or MJ, or the rest of their Con group, but he was sure it was a matter of time before they turned up. They were smart young women with a lot of potential.
The appearance of the Hyuuga trio was a big surprise for him. He managed to learn what had happened in the week after they had gone MIA and was wondering if things would ever return to normal after this entire fiasco was over and through with. For a few moments his content expression faltered and he sighed sadly. He stood like that in the middle of the garden, looking thoughtfully at the ground, thinking of what the future might
Moons of Red Chapter 25Today, Academy was different, Sasuke noted. Iruka- and Mizuki-sensei were late which was extremely unusual. The class had already assembled and the two Chuunin were 5 minutes late. Sasuke took his time to look at his class-mates as he had nothing better to do.
Sakura and Ino were bickering as usual, much to his irritation, right behind him. Not that he looked at them. They would never let him live it down. He did not want to look at them either, being the extreme nuisances that they were. Even Naruto was here, on time just this once. Sasuke had found it within him to occasionally let him sit next to him and even help him with class work (that happened only once though). Ever since Hatorri told him about Naruto, he felt guilty to have thought he had it tough. True, he was the only Uchiha alive, bar Itachi ( Madara didn't count since he should be technically Undead). At first the blonde dunce regarded him with utmost suspicion and refused to get close but after two months of improved tre
Moons of Red Chapter 24Sasuke got back home alone from the academy, which was a first...ever since Hatorri had come into his life, the man made sure to do everything to make him feel happy and not neglected. Why wasn't he there to greet him? The young Uchiha was wondering if something hadn't gone awry or something of the sort. He felt worried for Hatorri.
Home was unusually quiet today, and he slowly entered the kitchen, his heart clenched. What if Hatorri had gone the same way he had come? What if he was all alone again... Sasuke could not even dare himself into thinking about what would he do with out Hatorri. He was almost like the family he so longed for...that was taken away from him.
'Hatorri!' he yelled urgently, worry seeping in his shout. He almost dreaded the lack of reply...
'Up here!' came a yell back.
Sasuke stood there, shocked. Hatorri was still here. After a whole minute, in which the boy regained his usual coldness, he went upstairs and straight into Hatorri's room.
He gaped. No, seriously,
Moons of Red Chapter 23Hatorri looked at his clock. Seven more minutes till Sasuke got out of the Academy. Hatorri sighed. As of the last month he had found himself escorting the young Uchiha back home for the sake of having something else to do besides training, learning jutsu and cleaning around the house. Yes, Hatorri was very much like his mother in terms of tidiness. Anyway, here he was, sitting on a bench outside the Academy and waiting for Sasuke.
The ninja wanna-be were still getting used to him hanging around. It wasn't like he was some ninja or anything. He was a foreigner- in both looks and manners, even if he was a carbon copy of the young Uchiha heir. Luckily for him, he had his I-pod booming music in his ears. 4 minutes to go.
One of the more interesting things that had transpired the last week was him meeting the one and only Uzumaki Naruto. He had seen only a few episodes of the anime (and they were in English, mind you) and he had never really read the manga. He was just not interested in th
Moons of Red Chapter 22'E-excuse me?'
Steel blue eye and a pair of puppet-ish eyes looked at the intruder. They saw a pretty, tall girl with soft pale, slightly pinkish complexion, crystal blue eyes and black straight shiny hair. She was holding a file and a small bag with drawing materials.
The steel blue eye narrowed suspiciously. The girl looked vaguely familiar. And it wasn't everyday when a mere stranger would pop up and go 'E-excuse me?' on two formidable Akatsuki members such as himself, Deidara, and his senior partner, Sasori-danna.
'Who're you, un?' Deidara's voice was cold and untrusting. Despite the fact that he was obviously younger that when first seen in the show, he was still the same Deidara...just a bit shorter...and the Deidara from Shippuuden was already shorter than MJ.
On the other hand Sasori was swishing Hiruko's metal scorpion tail idly which almost made her gulp. For a few more moments, she just stood there, looking at them, taking in their appearance. In truth, MJ was extremely fasc
Moons of Red Chapter 21'473...474...pant...476...'
This had been going on for a while. It was a rainy day today and there wasn't much to do. Fia was stuffing and preparing sausages in her bathroom, L-chan was reading local law books and MJ was maintaining her fitness level.
Since most of the time they just hung about the town, she rarely got the opportunity to do her full circuit. Today was a perfect day for in-doors training. When it came to fitness, MJ was Gai and Lee level, but less sparkly and less smelly. She did mostly cardio, strength and speed exercises twice a week. She had set her pace at 'no break a sweat' at the moment.
She exhaled audibly and let herself relax for 20 seconds.
'1...2...3...4...' you get the picture. It was her last 500 sit up series for the day.
She began the day with a long yoga session. After three hours she started her katas and then she did crouch-jumps, push-ups and was currently doing her sit-ups.
When she finally finished, it was already twelve am, and she was
Moons of Red Chapter 20Cooking was one of the things that made Fia's life the way it was. Being the fact she was a perfectionist like her mother and an opportunist like her father, not having some ingredients, common in her own realm, but rare here, was outrageous.
Several herbs, essential for her type of cooking, were missing. And Asian food was getting boring. The most heartbreaking experience for her so far was the lack of potatoes, which was a complete paradox, since, in the series, Chouji constantly munched on chips. Fia, determined to get to the bottom of this, even found the brand, and discovered that those chips were...rice chips. And after several days her panic grew at the rate of the list of ingredients she was missing. Wheat, corn, potatoes, rosemary, grapes, oranges, any sort of citrus really, and so on. They had chocolate though, but it alone wasn't enough. And curry was no way in hell like any sort of chilly or normal peppers. The mental breakdown was imminent.
And, in the event of the said me
Moons of Red Chapter 19Tifa grumbled in irritation. Charlie was not the type to get lost. Heck, her orientation abilities were rather superb. Something must've happened with the little puppet and that odd feeling in her gut made her frown. The white-haired woman was currently sitting on the right side of the Fourth Kazekage and was impatiently tapping her fingers on the table.
The Kazekage was slightly tense by her obvious disposition and wondered what would make her so irate.
"If you worry about Char-Lee, you shouldn't." he finally said. "I told you her safety is absolutely guaranteed as long as you are loyal to me."
Tifa was about to speak when she heard an outraged scream.
"Charlie!" The soldier stood up with lightning speed and headed towards the source of the scream. She knew it all too well.
But Charlie had been awake and it takes her hours to fall asleep in the night, let alone during the day. Something must have happened and she was awake and using her voice
When Charlie was asleep,
Moons of Red Chapter 18Charlie woke up to find herself in a dark gloomy, but yet warm and comfortable place. There were stone walls that made her wonder if they were stone at all- they were so smooth! The blood red haired girl looked about. Surely she would've remembered getting in this strange place
"Wha-what was that?" a soft voice, Charlie's voice, whispered. She did not notice she had spoken. She had, however heard something.
There was nothing interesting about her, all was the same. There was only the hall in which she was standing. Finally, after what seemed forever, she decided to go in one direction of the hall. At least she might get somewhere.
Her bare feet patted along the damp floor. She wondered where Tifa might be. She could sure use her amazing soldier and fighter skills.
Charlie was dressed in a white hospital gown. Her long straight blood red hair was loose. Her blue eyes were taking in her surrounding. She felt scared but not enough to show it. She was rarely the type to express