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Christmas Cookie Drabble No.2O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Thy leaves are so unchangingChristmas Cookie Drabble No.2 by Sorceress2000
O Christmas Tree
"Perfect!" the kunoichi brightly beamed as she looked at the tree she had selected for her apartment.
"That wasn't the word I was thinking," the white-eyed man standing next to her replied as he watched her pick up the tiny pine tree and head towards the other end of the Christmas tree lot.
"It's awfully small, Tenten-san," the bowl-haired boy walking next to them added.
The three of them had just spent the last few hours looking over all of the trees in the lot, helping the kunoichi find the one she would eventually take home and decorate. After combing through the entire lot, and finding most of them, 'too big', 'too skinny', 'too fat', 'too green', and just about any other excuse one could think up, the three of them had ended up at the very back of the lot where the dead and dying and discarded trees h
12 Days of Christmas Ch.1On the 1st Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... A partridge in a Pear Tree.12 Days of Christmas Ch.1 by Sorceress2000
DAY ONE: NEJI
Christmas was not a holiday that was celebrated in the village hidden in the leaves. In fact, it wasn't a holiday even known or recognized in their part of the world. Still, since Ino had heard about it, and discovered that it came hand and hand with gift giving and parties, two of her favorite things, the blonde girl had become very excited about the idea of celebrating it with their friends. Somehow, she had convinced them all to have a party and exchange secret gifts.
Two days before the party was scheduled, they had all written their names down on tiny pieces of paper and shuffled them in a small hat. Each of them, including the Kazekage and his siblings who were conveniently scheduled to be in the village that week had pulled out a name, one at a time. They had kept the name secret
Christmas Cookie Drabble No.1-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-Christmas Cookie Drabble No.1 by Sorceress2000
Long ago, on a frigid winter night, a shrill, deafening whistle had been ringing through the trees, as a lonely little boy sat crying silently in a dark and desolate playground. Though most would have been terrified of the almost scream-like noise, to the boy it had been a welcome sound, for it had served to drown out the haunting thumping of his shattered heart. A heart that broke every winter at the memory of times forgotten and empty, lonely nights.
He hadn't always been that sad.
He hadn't always been that alone.
Though the boy, who had been little more than six years old at the time, had, in his short life, already experienced so much pain, so much anguish, so much bitter loneliness. Every year, as the nights grew longer and the days grew colder, he was reminded of the times when that wasn't so. Of times spent in cheerful peace and blessed merriment. And while one would think that
Guy and Tenten: Drabbles Guy and Tenten: Father/Daughter drabblesGuy and Tenten: Drabbles by innocent-rebel
For one of the few times in his life, Guy felt completely lost. It wasn't that he was stupid, but there were some areas he had no clue what to do. Maybe part of problem was he didn't want to admit they even needed to be here in the first place. Of course if Kurenai had been around to help it would have been a different story. Even Anko would have been better, but they were both off on missions right now, leaving him to this.
"Umm Ojisan " Tenten looked at the tag as she pulled another garment off the rack. "Why are there letters and numbers instead of just sizes? And what does underwire meant?"
Guy felt his face heat up further. It meant he needed to slam his head against a tree. Why, why, why, did Tenten have to need her first bra when there was no one else to help? Normally he hated asking for any assistance, but he also never expected to take in a little girl, and raise her. Or the awkward moments that wo
The Fifth Shinobi War (4): Beauty and the HokageThe Fifth Shinobi War (4): Beauty and the Hokage by alleemaria
Chapter Four: Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Hokage, and Other Youthful Films
"All is changed, changed utterly"
Easter 1916 Yeats
Tenten slowly raised the cup to her mouth.
There was a stiff silence in the room; not a fly's buzz could be heard.
She could feel the weight of looks, the strengh in which the people in front of her tried to stare her down. She did not look at them. She did not raise her head, but lifted the cup to her mouth instead. She could almost feel their looks burning into her as she drank the smoking green potion.
It was acid, she thought, and had this unusual lemony taste that she was sure ment no good. The drink burned the tip of her tongue, the inside of her mouth, down to her throat as she swallowed it down.
It had been quite a normal evening and a joyous day, and at that, one where she'd been presented with some great news. (Some of the best she'd had since the end of the war, in fact!) She had gone to her Sensei's house at a late hour, where the sun had
A Place 1A Place Where Shes LovedA Place 1 by ode2sokka
This was a tricky situation. She was out of food in the stash she kept upstairs in her room, as well as out of money to even pick up something. Normally, shed just wait until the next day when she could stop by Guy-senseis house and grab something. It wasnt like going hungry was a new thing. But theyd missed lunch training today, and shed promised to meet up with Neji to work on improving his kaiten in less than a half-hour. She wouldnt be able to keep up with him without at least a little food in her.
Only one option remained open, and that was to sneak downstairs where her mother was smoking with her newest lover. She could always count on there being nice food in the fridge for that woman to feed her latest boy toy, and as a child TenTen had been quite good at sneaking just enough to take the edge off her hunger without her mother noticing. The woman may have once been a Mist
Pushing On Glass 1Summary: Occasionally, we're so focused on the cracks in the mirror, we fail to realize they're actually in ourselves. GuyTen father-daughter two-shot, pre-time skip.Pushing On Glass 1 by ode2sokka
Disclaimer: Since Team 7, and not Team Guy, are the focus of this manga, it's pretty safe to assume that I don't own it.
Warnings: Language and some very sensitive themes, that I tried to handle effectively but may have failed.
Pushing on Glass
It used to be that nothing would clear her head like a warm shower. Her own personal thunderstorm, the water had washed away all the excess thoughts and worries that would attach themselves to her through the daily struggles of life. After a shower, before, she used to find herself, as Guy-sensei would say, with a renewed energy to face the winter that was currently encasing her spring.
No matter how hot she turned this water, though, the ice would not melt.
Lee had run off and left her, reopening s
Thicker than Blood Chapter 4"Inu!" Neji yelled as he tore into the flames trying to find Tenten. He bit his tongue to keep from using her real name in a panic. It didn't matter how many times it happened, when one of his teammates was in trouble, it was hard to remember to use the name of their mask instead of their real one.Thicker than Blood Chapter 4 by innocent-rebel
Lee was having the same problem and Neji heard him cut himself off when he started to say her name out loud.
"Do you see her?!" Lee yelled over the roaring fire.
"No. Keep looking!" Neji headed deeper into the fire where he'd seen Tenten thrown. The further he went, the more flames licked at his skin, snatched at his hair and he felt as if he were melting. That didn't stop him though. If anything it made him go faster to try and spare Tenten from this. Sweat coated his face and he could hear trees crackling all around him as the fire rose. For them to already be breaking apart the trees, the heat must have been worse than he thought.
Heat wasn't the only problem though. Smoke billowed around
Thicker than Blood Chapter 3A soft groan escaped Guy's lips as he opened his eyes, then slammed them shut. The world outside was spinning violently and though the light was dim, it made him feel as if he were looking straight into the sun.Thicker than Blood Chapter 3 by innocent-rebel
He forced himself to open his eyes again and blinked rapidly to keep them from closing all the way. Once he was able to see without feeling as if he would vomit, he began to look around, and his senses came back to him. He was on his knees in some kind of stone cavern. Large chains were wrapped around his arms keeping them at shoulder level and holding him up. His ankles were chained to the ground and he felt something like a metal collar around his neck with a thick rope hanging from it.
Why was he held like this? It didn't make any...then he remembered. Painful flashes raced across his mind and he remembered the battles. The ninja that had come out of nowhere and looked as if they were associated with no one. The family they were supposed to protect that turn
Thicker than Blood Chapter 2"Do you see the target?" Lee whispered into the tiny microphone attached to his collar. His eyes narrowed as he pressed his back against the tree, watching for any sudden movement that didn't belong to the night.Thicker than Blood Chapter 2 by innocent-rebel
"Yes. He's about fifty yards to your left, but he'll be moving soon." Tenten's voice came through the earpiece. Lee grunted under his breath.
"We'll attack from both sides then. You cover the right and I'll take the left. There's no way we can miss him."
Once Tenten gave a signal she agreed, Lee dropped down from the branch he'd been on and shot out towards the target. The animal mask felt snug against his face, and a part of him wondered if he'd ever get used to wearing it. That, and not being able to tell anyone he and his teammates had been chosen for the Black Ops. He still couldn't believe it! A year after he and his team made jounin, they'd been called into the Hokage's office and assigned several S-rank missions that had to be done as soon as possible. No breaks in betw
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