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
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
Raidou and Katsuko must execute a traitor, his wife, and their two young children. Complications arise, testing even veteran resolve. Graphic Violence