Small ThingsThey had the book open in front of them. It showed the earrings worn by Orochimaru’s clan, and had details about how the ritual for piercing was supposed to be done. Tsunade squinted her gaze going from the book to her teammate’s un-punctured ear.More Like This
“I can do this.” She said, her voice trembling slightly with nerves.
The newly minted jounin looked at her. “I would be grateful Hime. I want to follow the Clan traditions, but” he trailed off not wanting to say out loud he was the last of his clan.
She nodded and picked up the senbon. Looking from the book to his ear one last time, she gritted her teeth, shut eyes, and punctured the cartilage. Orochimaru manfully suppressed a yelp and stayed completely still. There was a sigh of relief at being half done after threading the earring through.
“Okay,” Tsunade said moving to the over side. “Just one more and you’re finished and considered an adult by your clan standards.”