Naruto - Shattered TruthsDarkness filled in the empty spaces around us once again as the giant boulder slid back into place at the mouth of the cave, snubbing out our main source of natural light for the security of maintaining their secret dealings. Growing more and more accustomed to living in perpetual night with each new day, my eyes quickly adjusted as familiar outlines of menacing shadows shifted into place. Glowing eyes in the gloom only spared me disgusted glances as they passed by, fleeting and unimpressed with my presence.Naruto - Shattered Truths8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I was hardly a speck on their senses, merely the unwanted dead-weight that came along with the coveted prize of a packaged deal. It was him they wanted, not me. But Sasuke had made it perfectly clear in the beginning that he would not be willing to join them unless I was allowed to follow as well. Against their policies and better judgment it had been allowed. The allure of possessing the last two souls that had a pair of naturally developed Sharingan eyes was too much for Sir Lead
Naruto - Caramel Delight"Come on daddy, let's go!" a young girl called out, tugging at the reluctant hand with all her might.Naruto - Caramel Delight8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The dark prodigy resisted the urge to groan in front of his daughter, always a little fearful of exposing her to any form of negative energy. The last thing he wanted was for the little angel to turn into a miniature replica of his former self. After all, daddy's little girl will always be that no matter who the father was, even if said father was Uchiha Sasuke.
"Slow down, Keiko," the young shinobi mumbled to his little girl, "The candy will still be there."
"But daddy," she protested, stopping only long enough to look up at him with a pout.
Sasuke could feel his resolve crumbling under her gaze, her two dark and tearful looking eyes staring back so innocently. There was no doubt the little Uchiha girl inherited her father's tactful thinking. Coupled with her mother's own mischievous behaviors, she would prove to be a formidable opponent, especially against the current head of the cla
Naruto - 20 SasuTen FactsHe blocked the blow with ease. But one quick swipe from an unexpected angle rendered him weaponless, the clang of the metal hitting the floor echoing through the empty temple. With a irritated growl, he took on a defensive fighting stance.Naruto - 20 SasuTen Facts9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fact 1: Sasuke hated to lose.
Even though she held a recently sharpened kunai in her hand, poised and ready to strike at any given moment, he was still confident in his skill. She raised her brow at his determined nature, pleased at seeing it. His pride was always admirable in her eyes. Plus it always made sparring between the two of them all the more interesting.
Fact 2: Tenten loved the challenge.
Tossing away the throwing knife in her hands, Tenten took on the same fighting stance. Both exchanged a smirk of understanding before engaging in the routine the two had developed. She started with a kick to his head, missing like always.
Naruto - Where Loyalties LieShadows surrounded us once again as the clouds skirted across the sky to cover the moon in its dark haze, snubbing out all source of light in the small clearing. Growing more accustomed to living in perpetual night with each passing day, my eyes quickly adjusted to the lack of illumination as faint outlines of the surrounding trees came into focus. A pair of glowing red Sharingan eyes greeted me from another trunk just on the other side of the clearing, the only indication of where my companion stood. The two of us had been camped out near the clearing for days now, a week exactly by tomorrow's end, and still there had been no signs of our associate. Normally the epitome of patience, Sasuke had moved past weary long ago and seemed on the verge of an explosion of anxiety. After all, it wasn't every day he waited for a meeting with his brother.Naruto - Where Loyalties Lie8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Are you sure this is the place?" the young Uchiha inquired in earnest, draped in the perpetual night of the forest.
"You've asked that every day
Naruto - First ImpressionsI had never seen anyone like her before. I think the same went for everyone else in the village. I could very well guess that not many in the village had ever met anyone like her family. After all, she really wasn't your average kunoichi in training. She was unlike any other girl that I had come across in my few years of life, and she certainly didn't act like them. Then again, mother did mention that her family had just returned from a long journey in the Northwest. That might explain the strange clothing. In any case, I didn't like her very much and she seemed to return the sentiments.Naruto - First Impressions8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Sasuke, come here and meet Tenten," my mother called to me.
Reluctantly, I stood up from where I sat quietly by Itachi's side and shuffled over to stand by my mother like the good boy I had been raised to be. I was cautious of them, as any child that age would be around people they were unfamiliar with. My mother had sensed this and moved to put her hands gently on my shoulders in reassurance, essenti
Naruto - Paper Lantern Night“I can’t believe I’m actually doing this,” Sasuke mumbled to himself in irritation.Naruto - Paper Lantern Night9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The streets of Konoha were littered with happy, smiling villagers, all gathered to celebrate the coming of the new lunar year. Sasuke took particular note of all the couples roaming the streets, hand in hand and whispering sweet nothing in each other’s ears. Of course their behavior had nothing to do with Valentine’s Day that was coming up next week.
“I bet those guys don’t even remember about Valentine’s Day,” the Uchiha grumbled to himself as he pushed through the crowd.
He was dressed in a simple robe, dark blue with the emblem of the Uchiha family showing proudly on the back. In his hands was a small package in red wrapping, complete with a pink bow, courtesy of the young Hyuuga heiress. The Uchiha heir casually eyed the tag and the neatly written calligraphic symbols that he had wrote
Naruto - Not So PerfectIn the world of dreams everything would be just the way you wanted, a picture of perfection that would be as close to heaven as one cold possibly get in life. There would be no pain, no sadness no complications; nothing to disrupt this image of utopia we’ve built for ourselves. But such idealistic imaginings don’t exist in the reality that we are destined to live. And so we are charged to move through this world as best as we can, dealing with all of life’s tragedies while still maintaining some form of happiness to hold on to. We do what we can to survive. Because if we didn’t, what would be the point of living?Naruto - Not So Perfect8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Squinting at the light filtering into the room, I stared out the window to watch the villagers as they went about their daily routine. Judging from the positioning of the sun, it could not have been any later than nine in the morning. Even then the streets were alrea
Naruto - A Girl and Her NinjaNaruto - A Girl and Her Ninja9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As I walked through the streets of Konoha, I took great pleasure in the quiet morning, watching the street venders setting up their shops and putting out their products for display. Fiddling with a shuriken in my hands, I made my usual way around the village before school and lessons started.
It was partly because of the peace and quiet that I took these daily walks in the early morning, long before it could be disturbed by the hustle and bustle of the village market. Just because my life and purpose revolved around weapons and training didn’t mean that I wouldn’t enjoy simpler things. TenTen, the resident tomboy, likes some quiet time too.
It couldn’t be all about training, I knew that. I just wish that everyone else would understand that about me too. There are other things on my mind that don’t involve the right angle to hold a kunai knife or the right time to let go of the shuriken when you throw them. And it was because of those other things on my mind that
Naruto - In Us We TrustFrom the position of the moon, it appeared to be about an hour before midnight. The wind was blowing in my face as I peered out over the top of the bushes I was hiding in. Dressed in traditional black ninja garb, I blended perfectly with the shadows in the surrounding area. Not too far away was the enemy base that we were sent to infiltrate. Pulling down the cloth covering my mouth, I pulled out the communicator that was given to each member of my team.Naruto - In Us We Trust9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Team Leader, this is Bull’s Eye, do you copy?” I said into the mini-microphone attacked to my earpiece.
“Bull’s Eye, this is Team Leader, you’re coming in loud and clear,” Shikamaru said in reply, his voice coming through the earpiece crystal clear.
“Do we really have to use code names?” Sasuke asked, his annoyed form crutching behind the bushes next to me.
“Yes, Knuckles, we do,” the Chuunin stated bluntly.
Naruto - On the BattlefieldIt was a simple mission. All we had to do was scout out the old warehouse where Orochimaru was supposed to be hiding. None of us had expected any trouble to come from it. We were supposed to be in and out of there within minutes, unseen. Then again, she was always a magnet for trouble, whether she was looking for it or not. And none of us really expected that the traitorous leaf-nin was setting a trap for our commanding officer.Naruto - On the Battlefield9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The sun had already set and the night creatures were comfortably out of their hiding places. Our squad was littered around the compound watching while Lee and Tenten were making their way to the side entrance. Crouched beside me was our team captain, Sasuke Uchiha, quietly whispering orders to our teammates through the communicator in his ear. The same device was given to Tenten before she and Lee had left so that we could keep verbal contact with them and monitor their prog
Naruto - Grieving AnguishAnd she takes another stepNaruto - Grieving Anguish9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Slowly she opens the door
Check that he is sleeping
Pick up all the broken glass
and furniture in the floor
Been up half the night screaming
now it's time to get away
Pack up the kids in the car
Another bruise to try and hide
Another alibi to write
"Come on, Hinata, let's go!" Sasuke whispered urgently, carrying one of the twins in his arms, "He could wake up any minute now."
Looking up from the dresser, the Hyuuga heiress eyed Neji's sleeping form, passed out on the bed from all the sake he had imbibed that night. An empty bottle laid only a step away from his hand hanging over the edge of the bed. Here was the pride of the Hyuuga clan, brought down great tragedy.
"Hinata!" the Uchiha hissed in warning once again.
"Alright, I'm coming," Hinata whispered back.
Taking one last look at her falling cousin, the heiress walked out the door, suitcase in hand. She had done this several times already. So many times s
Naruto - Phoenix“What do you want?” he said coldly upon seeing me at his front door.Naruto - Phoenix9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I had swore to myself that I would never step foot onto another clan compound ever again after my first and last visit to the Hyuuga mansion. The noble clan had treated me as nothing more than a servant, only showing me the mildest form of respect because I was Neji’s teammate. But here I was, on another clan compound willing to subject myself to more stares of disgust and scoffs at my low social status. But there would be none of that here. After all, there was only one surviving member of the Uchiha clan left, and I needed him.
“I wanted to ask for your help,” I replied bluntly, knowing that Sasuke would respond better if I went straight to the point.
He wasn’t intrigued by any means. It was more like he was amused at the fact that I was coming to him for help, no matter what form that aid would come in. Leaning aga
Naruto - Snow Beetle"I am going to kill Lee for answering that ad in the newspaper," Tenten mumbled to herself as she watched the autumn scenery outside.Naruto - Snow Beetle9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A chill wind was blowing outside as Tenten stared out the window of a dimly lit restaurant. She eyed the soft blanket of snow that had fallen the night before, wishing that she could indulge in her child-like urge to go outside and play in it. But Tenten soon pushed away such thoughts when she was reminded why she was there.
She was carefully nursing a glass of wine, making sure not to overdue the drinking before her date arrived. A few tables away sat Hinata and Lee, carefully keeping an eye on her to make sure the guy was a perfect gentleman. With a wave of his hand, Lee made sure his teammate knew that he was still there. Hinata simply blushed at all the attention the taijutsu master in training was creating for them.
"And nothing he or Hinata says can stop me," she added as she waved back to him,
Naruto - InheritanceStretching out the muscle in her thigh, the young kunoichi aimed a swift heel kick to her opponent's seemingly unprotected face. But instead of the satisfying crack that would surely indicate a broken jaw, her foot met with the soft flesh of a readied palm. He had been expecting it. And though his condescending smirk did nothing but boil the blood in her veins, the older girl could not help but smirk in return. After all, there was nothing Tenten liked more than a challenge. And who would prove to be more of an obstacle than Uchiha Sasuke after his years training under the Snake Lord Sannin, Orochimaru?Naruto - Inheritance7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Fixing his fingers around her ankle to keep the kunoichi close, the former shinobi of the Leaf Village drove a chakra-charged punch at Tenten's abdomen and the vital organs that lay hidden underneath the skin. But the mistress of steel was quick, a major benefit from being placed on a squad under Maito Gai, and she had sparred far too many times with the prodigal Hyuuga of the Branch fa
Naruto - Random ShinoTen Facts1. Shino uses his bugs as a shield, both on the battlefield and off. After seeing the rejected look in Kiba's face every time Hinata would leave him for the company of the blonde demon carrier of Hidden Leaf, he made a vow to himself never to fall in love. He was content to accept any mate his clan would have chosen for him.Naruto - Random ShinoTen Facts9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
2. It took only one look from Tenten to changed his mind. It was after a mission in which Tenten was assigned to his team. He was utterly spent after using his barricade of insects to protect the squad from enemy attack. He was tired, depleted of chakra, and in an overall bad mood. But it all became worth it when she smiled her thanks and praises at him from across the campsite.
3. Tenten gave Shino his first kiss. Unfortunately, he wasn't awake for it. During a particularly hard mission, an explosion had knocked him unconscious and tossed his lifeless body into a nearby river. Quickly disposing of her enemies, Tenten had rushed into the raging rapids to save the d
Naruto - Just a Step AwayMusic pulsing, she felt as if her heart would beat right out of her chest. The lights flashed and strobed in blinding hues, streaming across white walls and sequent clothes. And there was a distinct mixture of cheap perfumes, aftershaves, and sweat clinging to the air that had her wishing she'd never have to step out there, ever, in her lifetime. Tenten could live without the press of bodies and lack of personal space. Unfortunately, her target held other plans.Naruto - Just a Step Away3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Not that Uchiha Sasuke was really a target of interest. On the contrary. In the grand scheme of things, she was doing little more than babysitting a prince who would never hold claim to the crown. When the time was right, the reigns to the kingdom would belong to Itachi. And the younger of the brothers would simply be left to his own devices; to choose to stay on the road that was mapped out for him or leave to walk his own path in life. But then, when you're one of two heirs to a multi-million dollar family company, maybe it's
Naruto - Only the BeginningWith a calm and somewhat careless sort of air, the kunoichi silently regarded her companion a moment before taking another sip of the tea. Lotus green tea. His choice. Although she had not been inclined to disagree with the order when he had made it. And from there on, Tenten could not help but be curious of his intentions and/or level of commitment in this endeavor. After all, it certainly could not have been a mere coincidence that Uchiha Sasuke had chosen her favorite tea out of all the other selections they served, knowing enough to place an order without ever asking her what she preferred. But those things she could inquire about at a later time. There were other more important things that needed the young woman's attention.Naruto - Only the Beginning6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Thus far, he had proven himself to be extremely determined. Perhaps blunt to a fault. And as far as Tenten knew, Sasuke was being truthful as well. Then again, she was not trained in interrogation. Deception was a shinobi art form after all. They had trained t
Naruto - What We Do For Love- Naruto -Naruto - What We Do For Love9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was a genius plan and the only one I could think of within the given time frame. I was surprised at how quickly the proposal formed in my head. Then again, when the girl you love is being forced to marry someone else, your brain kicks into high gear to try and stop that from happening.
"This might work," Tenten said in agreement, the tear stains on her face still evident that my plan would be her salvation.
As the heir to the entire Hyuuga clan, Hinata had used her power and standing to finally convince the council to abolish both houses. While they wholly agreed with her suggestion, such a feat could not be done without performing the proper rituals. In this situation, one member of each line must join in union to produce an heir, the baby standing as a symbol of the joining houses. And so both Neji and Hinata were presented with an unwanted arrangement.
"No one would ever believe it," Neji protested, once again proving to all of us how pessimistic he could really
RelationshipsRelationships10 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Relationships are hard. Nothing about then is easy. They are complicated, full of hardships and work, hurtful at times, and most of all, not worth the pain at times…and yet we endure them for the sheer reason that we have a need to be loved and cared for. And we endure much to achieve that love as well as to keep it. But do we really need it? Or is it a way to make up for our lack of affection for or inability to love ourselves? Perhaps…none can be sure of the truth. All that we know is that the feeling of being loved is quite possibly the most amazing feeling in the world. No wonder we go to great lengths to get that feeling. But it is with great responsibility and consequence.
Relationships require a lot of work and compromise. Sometimes each individual involved aren't willing to do so and so they are forced to end the relationship. And with others the relationship couldn't seem any better. But who really knows if they're really happy? There is much that we don't see bec
To the Good GirlsTo the Good Girls10 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
This is dedicated to all the good girls out there, the ones who always get passed by for the other girl who would do almost anything to get what they want. For the girls who are waiting for the day gravity takes hold on those girls and everything “perky” starts going south. Laugh it up when it happens, you deserve to.
This is to the young ladies who wait until marriage to give up their innocence and for the ones who give it up for love, but still have to deal with rumors going around school about how easy they are. For the tears that they refuse to shed over him because the guy turned out to be a toad instead of their prince.
This is to the girls out there who are beautiful both inside and out. For all the girls who come to school everyday in simple jeans and a T-shirt and still looks good, the ones who walk around the house in sweats. For all the young girls out there who know they don’t n
Naruto - The Mistletoe EffectDeep-set ebony eyes gazed deep into ivory ones, joining together in a timeless moment as each one reflected the love of the other. Callous hands worn from hours of hard work in the sweltering sun raised up to caress a smooth cheek, still untouched by the scars of battle that so many had fallen victim to. She smiled softly at the touch and the rare feeling of his skin brushing against her own. A light blush settled in when the kunoichi realized what it was they were about to do, but still she waited in quiet anticipation for him to make the first move, as it had always been.Naruto - The Mistletoe Effect8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Needing no signal other than a simple twinkle in her eyes and an assuring smile, the shinobi leaned in and captured her lips in a chaste kiss, not their first and certainly not their last. Her eyes involuntarily slid close to quietly revel in the feeling of his love. It was over as quickly as it had begun, but still the heat and passion behind it lingered, serving as a reminder of his unsaid affections. Her cheeks b
Naruto - Ends of the EarthIt was unlike anything she ever saw or knew. There was no heat from the sand. The sun never seemed to move from its spot in the sky; the shadows at her feet neither lengthened or shortened. Time itself appeared to stand completely still since she arrived. Then again, it wasn't every day that she had the privilege or curses to experience death and the underworld in such a casual manner. Most souls only made that journey once. And none of them, she suspected, were looking forward to spending time with Davy Jones, much less his Locker.Naruto - Ends of the Earth3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
But there was a hunt to be had. And a lost soul to reclaim. It was not yet her time to lead; not for a little while longer if she held any say on the matter.
"The ship was yours."
So when she saw his figure in the horizon, the piratess merely met him with a mask of neutrality. And with each step the crew took, she became more and more lost in their relief and excitement. More engulfed in Lee's enthusiasm and Naruto's fire. That was not wha
Naruto - The FlipsideI was walking through the streets of Konoha as I normally did every morning before the crack of dawn, enjoying the quiet that I rarely witnessed in the village at any other time. The shop owners and street venders were preparing for the new day, wordlessly setting out their goods and available produces for the morning rush.Naruto - The Flipside9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
With my hands idly resting inside of my pockets, I milled about the market area, indulging in my interest for the food being presented in front of me. Glancing up at the lightening sky, I took a moment to actually enjoy the mild silence surrounding me, ignoring the occasionally call or shout from one vender to another. Just because I was hell bent on being the best shinobi in the village so that I could seek vengeance for the desecration of my clan didn't mean that I didn't take the time to enjoy things. Sasuke Uchiha, resident brooding Prince, enjoys quiet time too.
Lice couldn't be very satisfying if it was filled with n