OP: A Smash Adventure CH 111The duel has begun. Luffy and Wolf began their battle of death, with Nami being the only one watching it. The battle was brutal and intense as Wolf seemed to be winning, but Luffy turned the tables as he got into Gear Second, and attacked Wolf with all he got. Inspite of that, Wolf remained standing, and revealed that he had more tricks under his gloves. The battle continues, but who will be victorious?OP: A Smash Adventure CH 111 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 111: The epic climax!, Obscurum's subordinate
Oikonny's soldiers were quickly searching in the ship for Franky and Peppy. As they did that, Andrew, accompanied by one of his guards, furiously walked around the crowded hallways while holding an ice bag up against his swollen cheek to reduce the swelling.
"I can't believe that hooligan did this to me!" Andrew yelled while walking, "When he get my hands on him, I will make him suffer!"
"Don't worry, Emperor Oikonny. We'll capture them in no time." Said a guard next to Andrew, "We have all the soldiers onboard finding these scoundre
OP: A Smash Adventure CH 106Shipnapped! The Cornerian capitol was ambushed by Oikonny's fleet. Despite Cornerian's high defense systems, and the backup support they got from Starfox, and the Strawhat crew, Peppy got kidnapped, and was taken away as Starfox tried to go rescue him, but Luffy got in their way, thinking they were the bad guys. Meanwhile, the Thousand Sunny was also taken away by Oikonny's fleet as Franky was also taken along with the ride. Will he be okay?OP: A Smash Adventure CH 106 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 106: An extra captive, The Sharpclaw's faceoff!
Luffy cracked his knuckles as the staredown between his crew, and the Starfox team continued. Falco waited for anyone of the Strawhat crew to make a move, while Fox, Slippy, and Krystal were not sure what is going on.
"Krystal, what can you get from these guys?" Fox whispered.
Krystal closed her eyes as she probed into the Strawhat trio's minds, without them even noticing it. She then opened her eyes in surprise as she then looked at Fox.
"They're not our enemies." Krystal said, "That boy righ
OP: A Smash Adventure CH 103All for my swords. Fox introduced the Strawhat crew to his team, who they didnt find the crew as exactly as they imagined. They all left Corneria as Fox assigned them to do community service for the planet, Sauria. Zoro decided to do this all alone just so he can get his swords back as Fox took him to Sauria. Meanwhile, Nami is nowhere to be found. Where could she have gone to?OP: A Smash Adventure CH 103 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 103: The sudden recruitment, A plan for revenge!
Luffy, Usopp, and Sanji were running all around town as a enormous group of Cornerian soldiers were chasing them all over the place. "Run! Run! Run!" Usopp cried while Luffy was just laughing as they continued to run. Sanji was running ahead, with his body already covered in flames of fury.
"NAMI-SWAN!! WHERE HAVE THEY TAKEN YOU!?" Sanji asked very loudly. The trio were running so fast, that the guards couldn't catch up as they all stopped running out of exhaustion. The trio then ran into a dark alley as Usopp sprinted towards Sanji.
OP: A Smash Adventure CH 107Not yet ruler. General Scales expected to see his men return with Tricky, but things didnt go that way as General Scales was told that their somebody protecting him, which we all know is Zoro. Infuriated by this, General Scales takes it upon himself to find Tricky, and take care of Zoro's meddling actions. Meanwhile, Pigma has been ordered to eliminate Starwolf. Will this make Nami's situation better or worse?OP: A Smash Adventure CH 107 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 107: Titania's treasure, A tarnished soul
Nami, and Starwolf finally arrived right in front of the odd structured base, which looked abandoned, but something about it would make anyone to stay away.
"We're here." Nami said while putting her hands around her hips, "So now what?"
"We look for an elevator." Wolf said while walking past Nami, "Resources tell me that there is a hidden underground base that could only be accessed by going down an elevator here. The treasure should be down there."
"Okay, but where could it be?" Nami asked.
"I don't know." Wolf said with a light
OP: A Smash Adventure CH 108All for nothing. Nami, and Starwolf finally found the safe to Titania's valuable treasure. Unfortunately, they were too late as the treasure was already gone. This, however, did not disappointed Wolf at all as he then went to settle with unfinished business with Nami's captain, Luffy. What is Luffy going to do?"OP: A Smash Adventure CH 108 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 108: Change of plans!, The long awaited confrontation
Luffy and Wolf continued to glare at eachother, rising the tension in the bridge. Everyone else in the Bridge didn't know what was going on as Fox then looked at Luffy in confusion. "You know Wolf?" Fox asked.
"You can say that we have crossed paths once," Wolf said with a smirk, "But we have yet to settle our score."
"L-Luffy? Who is this guy?" Usopp asked nervously.
"Don't you remember?" Luffy asked while glaring at Wolf, "They attacked us back in Port town before we left there." The crew were shocked to hear this.
"Wha! You mean that's the same guy!" Chopper gasped. Sanji also remembered that as he then remembered
OP: A Smash Adventure CH 112An unexpected guest. Luffy and Wolf fought hard, and determinedly, but in the end, Luffy was the victor, and rescued Nami from Wolf's claws. Yet despite his victory, Wolf seemed to have disheartened him by saying he will never get the respect he deserves. After Luffy, and his crew left Titania, they discover that Oikonny's mothership is headed back to Corneria, but before they could get to it, Xemnas, one of the rulers of Obscurum, confronted them for the first time. What does he plan to do to the Strawhat pirates?OP: A Smash Adventure CH 112 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 112: An old threat revived!, The smashing escape
Xemnas looked down at Luffy, and his companions with a calm look on his face as the Strawhat were baffled after he said to them. "R-Ruler!" Usopp gasped, "You are one of the Obscurum rulers!"
"S-Scary..." Chopper whimpered.
"Dammit, you guys just never back off!" Sanji yelled angrily while getting his battle stance.
"Don't worry; I am not here to fight you." Xemnas said calmly, "I just wanted to meet the pirates who ha
OP: A Smash Adventure CH 104Turned down. Nami was kidnapped by Wolf, and was taken into his base in Sargasso. Wolf then offered Nami to be a part of his team, which Nami had no choice but to accept in order to stay alive. Before that happened, Andrew wanted Starwolf to be a part of his army, which Wolf declined simply because he believed that Andrew couldn't live up to become a real leader. What will Andrew do to prove Wolf wrong?OP: A Smash Adventure CH 104 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 104: Incoming assault!, Starfox team takes flight!
Andrew's ship flew across space, with two of Andrew's guards piloting it with Andrew himself sitting on a chair at the center part of the control room, or bridge for short. The trip was quiet and uncomfortable as Andrew had his arms crossed, angrily thinking what happened to him with Wolf in the last chapter.
"How dare he mocks me!?" Andrew thought, "I'll show him... I'll show them all!"
One of the pilots then looked at him. "Sir Oikonny, we have-"
"Emperor! Call me Emperor Oikonny!" Andrew demanded, "I will soon become ruler of
OP: A Smash Adventure CH 109An... what? Wolf told Luffy to meet him in Titania if he wanted to rescue Nami. Luffy, accompanied by Usopp, and Sanji, went to Titania, and confronted Starwolf. As his friends went to take care of Leon, and Panther, Luffy was about to face Wolf alone, but instead of a battle, Wolf wanted an apology. What does Luffy have to apologize for?OP: A Smash Adventure CH 109 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 109: The apology, A supaa comeback!
Luffy had no idea what was going on. At first, he thought he had to fight Wolf to rescue Nami. But after hearing what Wolf needed from him, he didn't know how to respond.
"An... apology?" Luffy asked while blinking in confusion.
"You heard me..." Wolf snarled. Wolf looked very stern, and serious about this. Nami was confused, and angry after hearing what Wolf wanted.
"Hold on! That's what you were after! An apology!" Nami asked while looking up at Wolf, "I don't believe you! You kidnapped me just for that! What does Luffy have to apologize for-!" Before she knew it, Wolf was aiming his claw blaster inches aw
OP: A Smash Adventure CH 105Lured into a trap! Starfox have received a distress signal from the planet, Katina. After they, and the Strawhat crew went to assist Katina's outpost from Oikonny's troops, it turns out that the attack was merely a distraction for the real attack that will occur in Corneria. Will the Starfox team get to Corneria in time before something bad happens?OP: A Smash Adventure CH 105 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 105: A big loss, An unlikely confrontation
The sun continued to rise over the horizon in the planet, Corneria, as a new day emerged for the Capitol's residents. Luffy, Usopp, and Sanji were sleeping around some trashcans in an alley near the edge of the capitol as they were starting to wake up.
"Ah..." Luffy yawned while rubbing his eye as Usopp and Sanji were also waking up after a unpleasant rest. Luffy got on his feet, and looked at the bright, which caused him to smile. "What a nice morning. Cant wait to run around town again. Heh heh!"
"Ohh, please, don't talk about running," Usopp groaned while getting up tiredly, "I had enoug
OP: A Smash Adventure CH 102The good and bad. Zoro, Chopper, Robin, and Franky were sent to jail, but met with Starfox leader named Fox McCloud, who got them out of jail to bring them to his ship, The Great Fox. Meanwhile, Wolf O' Donnell, the leader of Starwolf, was in Corneria as well, and got on the Thousand Sunny to confront Nami. What is going happen next to the Strawhat crew?OP: A Smash Adventure CH 102 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 102: For my swords, Nami's fate?
30 minutes ago...
Falco, Slippy, Krystal, and ROB just stared oddly at the Strawhat crew, who were already at the control room as they looked back at the Starfox team. Chopper was a little nervous as he leaned his hooves on Robin's legs, while Franky felt a little uncomfortable from being stared.
"These guys... are sea pirates?" Slippy asked confusedly. Krystal didn't seem to have anything to say while Falco was glaring at Fox.
"I thought you were just going to talk to them! You didn't had to bring them here!" Falco said angrily.
"It's not like I had any choice..." Fox replied ashamedly w
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Spike was afraid. White Whirl was such a tiny, fragile thing, it seemed like the slightest puff of smoke would blow her away. The wisps of rainbow mane floated in the breeze, having a life of their own. Whirly looked up at the strange creature that filled her vision. It didn't seem to be dangerous, this purple smiling face.
For one endless moment the two very different creatures stared at each other. Spike came even closer, fascinated by the baby. Then the silence was broken by a shocked yelp of pain.
Whirly clung to Spike's nose, gurgling happily. She didn't know who this purple face was, but it was hers now. Her newest, bestest toy was whimpering, fighting the instinct to rip off whatever was attached to his nose.
"I'm here, Spike! Whirly, let go!"
Cloud pulled on the little foal, who was surprisingly strong. Giving up on forcing the baby to let go, she whisked away, grabbing toys from the floor. Windfall, seeing what Cloud was doing, started scooping up ra
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Soarin grumbled to himself as he walked down the street, out of Rarity's hearing. The foalish tie that she'd laced him into was slowly choking him. The stupid jacket she'd roped him into was pinning his wings to his back, restricting them and making him itchy. And the black mask, that the white unicorn had summoned from places unknown, had slipped over one ear, trapping it. He didn't care if this was the highest form of fashion ponykind had ever devised. He wanted to move, to be free.
Throughout the long, boring hour (or was it hours?) that had seemed never ending, he had fought against her treatment. Slipping out of clothing and tearing away at anything with sequins. Once, the Wonderbolt had even made it halfway out of the door before the unicorn torturer's devious magic had dragged him back in. Eventually he'd just submitted to Rarity's attentions, letting her have her way while secretly promising to himself that he'd escape the clothing as soon as he could. Because of the element of
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Skidding to a halt, Cloud flared her wings to keep from falling. Good. They weren't here yet. Bad. They should be here by now. Bad, bad, very bad! Aunt Twilight was with them, they should be well on schedule. Twilight was never late! Fretting, Cloud grabbed the food off her dad, and disassembled the trap above the front door, all the while listening out for the guests. A flap of wings, the hiss of a hot air balloon, anything!
By this stage, Cloud had almost worn a hole in the floor with her pacing. Of course, it was lady-like pacing. Her godmother, Rarity, would be proud. Of course, her other godmother, Applejack, would probably tell her "ta stop an' find somethin' useful ta do instead". Since wearing out the cloud floor wasn't useful in any way, Cloud stopped. Although her two godmothers seemed different, at their hearts they were kindred spirits. If she wasn't allowed to destroy the floor, she'd take the other godmother's advice and do something productive. Taking out a pi
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Soarin' supposed he should be used to it by now. But one glance from your foal, and they owned you. You'd fly to the heavens and back, just to see them smile. In her cloud crib, White Whirl was sleeping; giving out little sighs and snorts as she explored the world of dreams. Soarin' liked the nickname Sunrise had given her. Whirly. It seemed to suit her. Whirly had a shimmery, near white, perfect light blue coat, with wisps of rainbow mane floating around her head. He could see a lot of Rainbow Dash in her, what with her mane. But also with her down wings feathers, in the angles of her face, in the adorable way she flicked her ears.
Yup, she was her mom's child alright. Soarin' continued to gaze at the tiny filly, dumbstruck with emotion. There was nothing, nothing he wouldn't do to make Whirly happy.
"Hi dad." A whisper floated across the room.
Soarin' turned around. Behind him, Cloud Puff was tiptoeing toward the cradle. Soarin' smiled, remembering Cloud's lullaby. He was so proud of
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"Hush now, quiet now,
It's time to lay your sleepy head...
Hush now, quiet now,
It's time to go to bed... "
Cloud Puff watched as the tiny ball of fur and feathers before her gave a tiny sigh and rolled over, burying her fragile face into their mother's side. Rainbow Dash smiled at her, silently thanking Cloud for her work in keeping the new-born foal asleep. Rainbow could pull off a sonic rainboom, could fly with the best, and could clear a sky in ten seconds flat. But she couldn't sing a lullaby. For that, she needed her daughter, who was far quieter and calmer then her feather-brained mom.
Padding out of the room, Cloud Puff passed the two boys of the family, both staring at the new child. Holy feathers, she knew that her mom had only come back from hospital with White Whirl today, but babies weren't aliens. Grabbing her little brother, Cloud Puff dragged Sunrise Brisk out of the nursery to his favorite room in the house. Sitting him down in the kitchen, she grabbed an ap
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Hikari unlocked the wooden door of Fugue Forest with the beautiful key and entered the forest. The forest creeped her out slightly, but with Finn by her side she didn't feel so afraid. Finn could indeed be annoying, but there were times when his company was highly appreciated.
After a while of venturing round the forest, she came to the conclusion that all the residents of the town were drama queens. They said it was a huge maze and a huge mind f***, but Hikari managed to find her way around with ease. Either that or she had better direction than the whole town, but she doubted that conclusion a lot. The town couldn't really be that idiotic Could they? Well, if Luke really was lost, then it would probably prove the conclusion right, much to her dismay.
Hikari had spent the whole afternoon calling for Luke and searching high and low. Night was drawing in, and Hikari was growing weary of searching without a
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Hikari was dreaming. She was dreaming the same dream that she used to have often when she was a little girl, still wishing to nestle in beside the sheep at night and use their soft wool for a duvet. She nuzzled up against the dark face of the sheep next to her, and it nuzzled her affectionately in return. Her tiny hands stroked the wool of the sheep as she sang them all a lullaby. The sheep yawned, their warm breath was a blessing on her little pink, cold face. Hikari giggled jovially and snuggled closer to her fluffy friends, looking up at the stars as she did. The stars winked at her and offered a natural light-night so as to protect Hikari from the darkness.
"Hikari." Breathed a gentle, loving voice. Little Hikari looked up from the comfort of the sheep and stars to a familiar face. Laugh lines were visible in the rose-tinted cheeks of the slim face, her brown hair like that of bark from the finest tree flo
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"I see what the townsfolk meant when they said this was a maze." Sighed Hikari, trudging through the canopy of trees that looked the same as all the others she had passed, "I must've taken a wrong turn when I ran from Luke. I hope he's alright." Hikari shook her head of those thoughts, "No, I should be more worried about myself. Where am I?"
Hikari looked around. Every shrub looked the same as the last, as did the trees and the rocks. She regretted running away from Luke. Of course the situation back there was rather awkward, but at least Luke knew where he was going Or so he said. As well as worrying about herself and Luke, she was worried about her animals. She had let them out to graze that sunny morning, and now it was getting very late. She was afraid of leaving them out in case they hurt themselves stumbling round in the dark, or if wild, rabid dogs came along. Hikari shuddered at the thought of the
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Lush green fields stretched for miles, or so it seemed, to little Hikari whom was being jostled around in the hay cart due to the bumpy texture of the dusty road. Still, despite the fact that she had hay strewn all over her hair, and her seat was not one of the most luxurious, she was in high spirits. She was finally going to get her own farm, like she had always dreamed of since she was younger. Whilst other little girls in their pretty frilly dresses dreamed of being a princess, Hikari, in her bright yellow wellington boots and sparkly fairy tutu over her dungarees, was dreaming of being a farmer and playing with the cows and chickens all day before turning in to sleep with the fluffy sheep at night. Of course, as Hikari had aged so had her dreams; she still wanted to be a farmer, but she realised that cows and chickens weren't really the type for playing, and sheep would probably not appreciate h
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We wear our masks like shields;
Protecting us from
Who we really are.
We can't hide forever.
Mass of bodies
At one with the music, and
I see him.
Across the room he sits,
Wrapped up in his own enigma,
For that person,
One who will see beyond the mask.
Who will comprehend without judgement,
One who will care enough
To try. To see what he wants so much to hide;
What lies beneath
Threatening to shatter his precious disguise.
But what if that person
For whom he waits
Is there, watching.
And the longer she waits,
The further she falls.
Jerking her head away,
As their eyes meet.
She can feel him watching.
Feel his eyes boring into her,
Daring him to move.
There he stays,
Only able to stare.
She can wait no longer.
The hourglass has cracked,
Their time is up.
Wordlessly she turns,
Pulling off her mask;
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I know you're scared,
But it's alright.
'Cause I'm right here,
To shed some light.
You pull me close,
Then push me away,
But no matter what,
I'll always stay.
You can break my heart,
Again and again,
And make me cry,
Until the end.
But for some strange reason,
I can't get enough.
I just can't walk away,
Even though it's so tough.
You've hurt me and scorned me,
And made it quite clear,
That no matter what happens,
You don't want me near.
Yet I keep coming back,
Trying "one last time",
But it's even more pointless,
Than this stupid rhyme.
No matter what,
I do or say,
There are 3 little words,
I cannot convey.
I told you before,
And you ran a mile.
I was hurt and humiliated,
And stopped for a while.
But now here we are,
Many years on.
I'm still trying to figure,
What might have gone wrong?
So I guess I will just,
Have to accept,
That I need to deal
With the pain and upset.
Being your friend,
Comes at such a high price.
But I'll still force a smile,
And be bubbly and nice.
I'll keep tellin
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Mizu wearily stared up at the train ceiling. Everyone was asleep. Night had fallen a few hours ago, but she felt as though she could never sleep. She hadn't been able to anyway, not for the past eight years
She sighed and looked at everyone. Raven had fallen asleep with her head to the glass of the window. Maria's head rested on Allen's shoulder, while his head rested on hers. Mizu smiled, and wished she had a camera. Cute shot right there, she giggled silently to herself. Her eyes continued sweeping around the car.
Lavi was also leaning against the window. But, unlike Raven, his face was tight with worry and a slight amount of fear. His arm twitched, and his eye moved under his eyelid. Once in a while, Mizu would see him shift and mumble something. He shifted in Mizu's direction, muttering.
She smiled and gently moved his hair from his face. He gave a small sigh and his breathing evened out.
Mizu suddenly saw something before her eyes She was el
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"I wasn't exactly prepared for guests," Dr. Bennu tiredly told his daughter over the phone.
"I know, and I'm sorry," Amunet apologized.
She heard her father sigh. "I'll be home late again."
"Uggh. How late?"
"Past bedtime late."
"Do you want me to send a sandwich?"
Bennu chuckled. "No, I'm good. Go ahead and make dinner, then fix the guest rooms up." He paused. "God, I haven't said that in forever."
Amunet laughed. "Okay. Thanks, Dad."
"No boys in your room."
"Again, oh darn."
He laughed. "Love you, princess."
"Love you too." She hung up and went to the dining room table. "Does anybody absolutely hate takeout with a fiery passion?"
Everyone shook their heads.
"Anybody come with me?"
Tails and Miranda stood up. "We'll come," Miranda volunteered.
After grabbing some money, the three made their way to the Chinese restaurant. Miranda and Amunet caught up with each other while Tails looked at the scenery.
He heard footsteps behind them. Quic
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.. At your own Risk ..Erano in quella situazione di stallo ormai da troppo tempo, pensava Shade, e nel suo solito cinismo da vampiro l'odore del sangue era potentissimo nel suo naso, e accentuava i suoi impulsivi ragionamenti come benzina sul fuoco si disse che se nessuno avesse fatto il passo, allora sarebbe passato lui al contrattacco, e sarebbe stato implacabile. Aveva già la strategia in mente, dipanata nei dettagli come un prezioso accurato arazzo, non un filo fuori posto Ma il tempo di concludere i giochi non era ancora giunto... At your own Risk .. in Short Stories More Like This
Fece scivolare i suoi occhi color mogano nella penombra.
Ash era lì, come sempre assorto nel suo silenzio di carta, e chissà quali sottili pensieri si agitavano nella sua mente perfetta. Quali impossibili trame stava ordendo ai suoi danni, e quali interessanti carte andava rigirandosi con lenta astuzia da pokerista tra le dita affusolate. La linea infantile del suo sguardo aleggiava sopra le terre come un sovrano distaccato, o un generale che
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I. Jenny Dwayne
Her words were tangled in filaments. She cupped her hand in front of her mouth when speaking, cradled the sounds like children, keeping them close in case she had to try to pull them back. Maybe she was ashamed when they were stocky and short, and stumbled, not quite ringing out with confidence. In her apartment, instead of slippers, she strapped on high-heels, dreaming of elegance.
But though she clicked on the pastel floor-tiles, chipping the gray roses in the kitchen, and left finger smears on the metal refrigerator door as she grabbed it for balance, she could not glide. And so the red-strapped heels did not step over the threshold, but came only as far as the hallway mirror, where Jenny would shuffle in a circle, critically squinting at freckles and rounded cheeks.
She was uncertain in other areas of her life. When she drove her car, she pressed the brakes and gas pedal simultaneously, sometimes even realizing it, but never quite being able to change. The flashing
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[Ten moments of silence.]
I fell in love with the full,
fluffy heaps of white on sidewalks,
the icicles that clung
to gutters and railings.
My mountains changed;
They're blue and ridged now.
The summers bleed the pavement
like steaming gray socks.
Shade does not offer solace
from moist, viscous air. In the afternoons,
if luck chances by, the humidity lofts
into thick purple clouds
and rain slaps hot pavement.
I can breathe.
The carrot leaves
fell from gold foliage
like drops of sunset.
I closed my eyes and saw twelve wild turkeys
gaggle cross the yard, a doe freeze,
framed by the window, ineffable
bright-lined spiders in the bathtub.
Is it the hoar-frost winters that bring to mind
poetry? There is no Parnassus in Virginia,
only weed-filled fields and roads
that twine like filaments through mountains.
White-blossom dogwood and poison ivy
have me of two minds; Could I have one
without the other, please?
No, no thank-you. I'll come back
some other time.
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*Sasori had just got stabbed by the mother and father puppets. He was severally injured*
Chiyo on her hands and knees looked up at Sasori, "You lowered your guard at the last moment Sasori " Sasori's eyes were wide with surprise, "What just happened?" Sakura was breathing heavily, still hurt from Sasori's recent attack she was losing blood quickly. And she was out of chakra. "Lady Chiyo, we need to get that poison out of your system as soon as-" she trailed off as she fell to the ground. Chiyo stood up and rushed over to her quickly, "Sakura! Hang in there!" she said as she mustered up her remaining chakra to try and help Sakura. Sasori smirked even though he was doomed as well, "That won't work, there's too much damage. She'll die even without the effects of my poison. She's lost to much blood." Chiyo shook her head, "Humph, I've already finished treating her with first aid medical ninjutsu. What I'm doing for her now, is completely differ
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*Sasori and Zetsu fled the scene of the battle. There plan was to rendezvous with Deidara and Tobi. It didn't go as smoothly as planned *
Zetsu was still split in two as he and Sasori ran through the forest. Sasori had switched his puppet body again using that scroll he had taken with him. He now looked just like his old puppet body excluding the flamethrowers and water shooters. "Any idea where Deidara is?" Sasori asked as he jumped up to the treetops, now jumping from branch to branch. Black Zetsu opened his mouth and was about to say something but then a huge explosion formed what looked like about a mile ahead of them. "N-never mind" Sasori grunted as he sped up slightly. White Zetsu laughed as he said, "I found him!" Black Zetsu gave him a stare, "Knock it off." White Zetsu looked down, "Eheh I thought it was funny."
Sasori suddenly stopped. "Listen " he said as he stood perfectly still on a branch. Suddenly a voice echoed through the forest.