ONCE UPON A TIME part 2((Then what?!
Be quiet and youll find out! Now, after Deidara and Tobi left the village, they found themselves in a forest ))
Tobi nervously walked behind his companion, clutching Zetsu tightly to his chest as they ventured deeper and deeper into the woods. Already the sunlight was barely filtering in through the overhead branches, and from what the young mage could tell, the forest was only going to get thicker as they walked along. Adding to his distress was a large pack carried on his back, filled to the brim with various supplies. While Deidara seemed to have no problem navigating this region with a quiver of arrows on his back and a pair of black leather boots, Tobis sandals and extra baggage made him lag behind. Deidara, why does Tobi have to carry all the food?
Because, the ranger answered as he gracefully leapt over a large tree root, in the event of a battle, Id be at a severe disadvantage with
YOU'RE KIDDING epiloguePein looked around at the teens standing in his office. Hed managed to gather Tenshi, Boom, Ahato, Heki, Hakushi, and Amaifuyu all at once without any bloodshed. Quite frankly, the leader was rather proud of himself. You wanted to speak with us? Tenshi inquired.
Pein waited a moment longer to look at the now eighteen-year-old female. Midnight blue hair pulled back in a loose ponytail, eyes half-lidded with indifference, black shirt and matching capris she looked more and more like her Uchiha parent each day.
I have a mission for all of you, Pein explained calmly. I feel it best to inform you that for this assignment, youll be working in two man cells-
Boom interrupted him to jump and down, squealing happily. Finally! she cried, messy red locks falling into her face.
Pein smirked to himself at the sight. He was actually somewhat grateful for the girl taking an interest in bombs. An unexpected explosion had singed off a few
OTO VS AKATSUKI part 13Alright, who are we still waiting on? Pein asked, looking around at the Akatsuki members.
Just Sasori and Deidara, Konan replied. Just then, the door to the house opened, revealing the two missing artists.
Sasori walked in and tossed the car keys to Pein, his other arm wrapped around Deidaras waist. Here, he called out. Hey, did you guys get Tobi back?
Hes right here, Zetsu said, motioning to the sleeping boy who was leaning against his body. He was at the park.
I hate to break up the happy fest, but were still short one shark, remember? Kakuzu said, eyes falling on the depressed Uchiha who was still seated in the easy chair.
Good point. Whats the plan? Sasori asked.
Right now, I want everything we know about the Oto on this table for everyone to see, Pein ordered, seating himself on the couch before the coffee table. Zetsu left to get the data, while the
YOU'RE KIDDING part 3The next two months of Kisames life could best be described as an insane balancing act.
Pein had started sending him on solo assignments, leaving the pregnant Uchiha by himself for days on end. When he got back, he then had to split his free time between doing the paperwork for his missions (a task usually left to the weasel), spending time with Itachi, enduring his sickness and mood swings, and then training on the side. Naturally, he was about to drop dead from exhaustion.
Kisame! Deidara cried one morning, rushing across the kitchen to the table, where Kisame was sitting. The shark had obviously been about to eat breakfast, when hed passed out into his cereal bowl, and now appeared to be drowning.
A few good shakes from the bomber awoke Kisame, and he jerked himself into a sitting position, spluttering. What happened?
You almost drowned in your cornflakes again, un, Deidara said, shaking his head. Youd be better
YOU'RE KIDDING part 2There were several things Kisame knew he could expect from Itachi's pregnancy. Strange cravings, morning sickness, and the like. Still, the Uchiha's mood swings took him by surprise. Namely because he wasn't used to the Uchiha showing any emotion at all.
"Will you still love me when I'm fat?" Itachi asked one evening.
"You're not getting fat," Kisame replied, turning the page in his book. "Just heavier."
"You're avoiding the question," Itachi whimpered, eyes tearing up.
"No, I'm just stating the obvious," Kisame argued, setting down his book.
"Answer my question!"
"Of course I'll love you!" Kisame said, holding up his hands in a gesture of surrender.
"You're just saying that because you don't want to make me mad," Itachi muttered, sulking. "What if our kid does that? What if they're scared of me? What if I'm a bad parent and they hate me?"
"Itachi, you'll be a good parent. You're doing a great job as a mother so far."
"I am turning back into a guy as soon as this is over!" Itachi snapp
BAND OF UKES part 2Sasori narrowed his eyes as Hiruko's tail flung his latest victim's corpse across the clearing. He watched as the body bounced and rolled a few times before coming to a stop several meters away from him. "Why did they even bother?" he wondered aloud. He shook his head, deciding their reasoning wasn't all that important. All that mattered now was that they were dead, and he and Deidara were not. Speaking of which, where was that infernal blonde? "Brat," he called out.
No reply. He'd expected that much, considering what a foul mood Deidara had been in earlier that night.
Climbing out of Hiruko and sealing the puppet within a scroll, Sasori took a moment to look around at his surroundings. No sign of the blonde at all. He let out an aggravated sigh. Great, now he'd have to search for the brat.
Remembering how Deidara had led his assailant into the woods, Sasori pocketed Hiruko's scroll and began walking towards the forest. Earlier it had been completely overcast, but now the puppet master
A PIRATE'S LIFE part 7The port of Ashland was the kind of town where the origin of the town's name wasn't hard to guess. The city had enough factories to put any other town on the continent to shame; as a result of all this manufacturing, a fine layer of soot and ash covered the houses, the stores, and in the case of homeless residents, the people. Even those that weren't covered with the fine grey powder seemed to be affected, and carried with them a glum, almost depressed air. Add this to the fact that Ashland suffered from almost nothing but overcast weather, and you had a town that was about as cheery as any funeral parlor. "I can' wait for us to leave this port," Kisame muttered softly.
The shark and Deidara were both on the deck of the ship, waiting for captain Akasuna to arrive. He and the blonde were due at his contacts house in a short time, and Kisame wanted to be there to see the blonde off on his journey. "This place is bad for ya, lad," the shark went on. "If the ash in the air don' get y
THE SHARK AND SADIST part 5Ill admit, I was still fairly certain that Itachi was going to tear me limb from limb when he returned to our room. I could almost picture a check list in his head: report to Pein, come back to room, kill partner, dispose of body, make dinner, and go to bed. Laugh if you want, but I am not kidding.
I watched him out of the corner of my eye, pretending to be focused on cleaning rotting hunks of flesh from my sword. I need to learn to do that immediately after our missions, or else Samehada starts to stink like road kill. In fact- oh wait, the story.
Itachi came back into the room and walked straight to his bed. No glares, no lectures, nothing. An alarm immediately went of in my head. Something was up with my partner, no doubt about that.
I watched him strip out of his cloak, shirt, and pants, not looking away for an instant. No, I am not a pervert. Think about it. Modesty is nice and all, but would you look away from a psychotic, sadistic killer who could easily murder you in two
YOU'RE KIDDING part 4~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~three months later~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Itachi was finally showing physical signs of being pregnant. The Uchihas belly was sticking out now, growing bigger little by little as the days went on. His morning sickness had finally passed, but his strange appetite remained unchanged. Hed even managed to get his mod swings fairly under control, so Pein would let him leave his room now. However, the Uchiha still rarely left his chambers for one reason; Konan.
You have to tell me what gender it is! Konan begged.
Konan, not even Kisame and I will know until its born, the Uchiha explained for the thousandth time. The two Akatsuki had decided theyd let the gender be a surprise.
No fair! the female whined. How am I supposed to know what color clothes to get?!
We are not raising an emo child, Kisame said, walking into the room.
Wont that agi