May 9 through 11, Yondaime Year 5 Kakashi woke up again because the world smelled different. Now it was full of medics. Groggily, he counted four white hats and five new ANBU masks, and then there was a penlight in his face and hewent blind. Katsuko yanked the medic’s hand away before Kakashi snapped it … Continue reading One of Those Lives (Get Used to It)
May 9, Yondaime Year 9 The third time Ryouma twitched himself awake from nightmares, there was someone leaning over him. For a moment it was the nightmare again, reversed: himself on his back in a tangle of blankets, the hand coming down, the iron band crushing his windpipe. Fear gripped him like shackles. He had … Continue reading Rest for the Wicked
May 8, Yondaime Year 5 Obito was an angry little bastard. “You’re screwing up,” he snapped, young and petulant. Summer sunlight made his hair gleam dark and ruffled, and his eyes glitter. One eye. The other eye was a red crater. Kakashi lay on his back under an endless blue sky, surrounded by tall grass. … Continue reading The High Road
Death is done, for now. Recovery is harder. Team Six bottles up in a safehouse to lick their wounds and deal with mission fallout.
Genma, Kakashi, and Ryouma deliver the Hokage’s justice to another traitor and his family. The mission is brutal, murderous efficiency. The aftermath, involving one of Kirigakure’s most lethal ninja, is a bloodbath. Graphic Violence