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Nanowrimo 2016 : Fire Chapter 3


Synopsis

Cross Between Alternate Universe One Punch Man and Naruto. My NanoWrimo channel. This is gonna be messy in plot and writing since it's being written on a whim. Oh, and I like to genderbend my characters, so there are going to be a female Sonic and a male Genos, because I am more comfortable writing in the perspective of a female and because these two series lack lead female perspectives. Hopefully to write lots of awkward moments
Chapter 3

Shisui Uchiha was a reporter for a digital magazine until six months ago. The Uchiha family were one of the famous families in Konoha but Shisui was one of the lesser known ones. He  kept a very low profile in the eye of the public and partly because of that Mikoto had asked him to fill in temporarily the post of Head Of Security until they get a new replacement for the post. The former Head Of Security for Uchiha Works, Kisame Hoshigaki had resigned to begin his own company Akatsuki Security.

Shisui resigned as a reporter and accepted his aunt's offer with the condition that he can also moonlight as a security guard sometimes. He reasoned that he could better watch the building and their employees when they least expect it. Mikoto saw no harm in his request and accepted his terms. Though as Head Of Security he had an office in the Security Department, Shisui spent half his time there and the other half visiting each security post around Uchiha Work's vicinity.

Mikoto knew that her nephew had an eye for pretty girls and Uchiha Works had plenty of that but she also realized that Shisui knew about Uchiha Works more than her sons. Among  the Uchiha who works for Uchiha Works, only Shisui had visited every inch of their buildings during his every visit. He would tell Mikoto of things he saw in each building and asked Mikoto about everything he found intriguing there. Sometimes Mikoto wonder if it was Shisui's inquisitive nature which made him work as a reporter.

Today Shisui was supposed to attend an event representing Uchiha Works, but the event was cancelled and so he decided to resume his day by going to work. He was a bachelor and at age thirty in the middle of the week, the best thing to do was work. He could still go back at five and spend the remainder of the night at home. He was taking it easy since he had plenty of partying and staying home late during his reporter days.

So he started work at nine, a little later because he had to go home and change. He went on his first round at 9.30 am and then his second at 11.30 am. After his second round of the day he returned to the CCTV room to file his round report before looking over last night's report and then wait for lunchtime.

The moment he entered the CCTV room, he heard the on duty guard who was monitoring the monitors mumbled, "Wow, that's a cute ass she got there."

"Mmmmhmmm," said the other security guard who would resume rounds after lunch hours.

Shisui was reminded that he actually had a visitor today, an expert on security who was recommended by the Mayor. He had met the guests on his round earlier so Shisui quickly joined his officer to watch the CCTV.

"Where will they be presenting their findings?" he asked his guards.

"Ah boss, we didn't see you there," said his guard sheepishly as they realized that Shisui had listened to their running commentary about their guests.

"Is that Mumen Rider escorting her?" the guard who were escorting their guest was somewhere off camera, but Shisui was sure that it was his Deputy Head Of Security, Mumen Rider, his Deputy who goes around their buildings on a bicycle instead of a hoverboard.

"Please notify Mumen that I am bringing our guests for lunch after this, they can resume the checks after lunch," he ordered his subordinate.

"Ok boss," said the guard. The guard then contacted Mumen Rider via walkie talkie as Shisui checked the sweet ass which was indeed saccharine sweet.

"Hey Mumen, boss wants to bring the guests for lunch now."

The walkie talkie crackled before Mumen replied, "Roger that."

Shisui smirked and then patted his officers on the shoulders and made his way to the location where Mumen Rider and their guests were.

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Sonic was bending down to check gaps under some trailers which was used as temporary rooms for artists, when she heard the engine of a vehicle approaching his location. She didn't bother to turn around since he was being escorted by an officer with the Security Department. She continued to measure the gaps in term of being used as a hidden place for would be thieves and also in other aspects.

"Good day Mumen Rider and Miss Sonic," a voice greeted her from behind as the vehicle came to a stop.

"Good morning boss, sorry to hear that the event got cancelled. You are not taking the day off?"

"Nah, I am not working this weekend so it wouldn't hurt to work today. At least I get to meet our lovely guests."

Sonic finally turned around and looked at her client's Head Of Security. "Mr Uchiha," she greeted.

"Ms Sonic.....?" Shisui asked as he took off his security guard cap and offered Sonic his hand.
Sonic shook Shisui's hand and said, "There's a few things we need to reconsider here. I'll have to take some time to compile my findings with that of my counterpart Genos. He was meeting with Mr Fugaku to talk about our services other than security advice."

Shisui shook Sonic's hand firmly and without letting go, "Well that's good to hear, we could do so much more to upgrade Uchiha Works security."

Sonic admired Shisui's light brown eyes and the man's curly hair, but she wasn't taken by the Head Of Security's too long handshake.

"I'd like to continue with the next building, if you would let me Mr Uchiha I would really appreciate it. I run things on schedule," Sonic said as she pulled her hand from Shisui's grasp.
Shisui smiled even larger than before when he realized that Sonic wasn't charmed by his
manners. Since his guest was too serious with her work

"Sure, Mumen Rider, please foresee the lunch settings for our guests. I am sure Madam Mikoto would want our guests to be comfortable."

Mumen Rider who was Deputy Head of Security, meaning he was only handling issues dealing  with security quickly reconfirmed his boss's demand. "I thought Kurenai-san had it covered? I had asked her if she needed assistance, but she said..."

Shisui forgotten how too honest Mumen Rider can be quickly said, "Oh, I think you should ask her again, I saw her trying to ask the caterer's lorry to park at the parking instead of at the foyer?"

"We are ordering catering? I thought we already had a contracted cook at the new cafe?"

Shisui then turned at Mumen Rider and through gritted teeth said, "Please Mumen Rider, I would appreciate if you would go assist Kurenai-san while attend to our guest here."

Mumen Rider eyes widened at Shisui's request and though he still didn't understand why Shisui was keen for him to leave, he still left since Shisui was asking very determinedly.

Mumen nodded at Sonic and said, "See you at lunch Miss Sonic.

Sonic just nodded and waited until Mumen Rider rode on his bicycle and went away before she headed to the building next to the one she had checked.
Shisui quickly turned off his golf cart engine and ran after Sonic.

"You are heading to our main office where our audio recording studios are. Maybe you would want to start from the top floor."

Sonic paused and let Shisui escort her into the building. She found this Head Of Security totally more annoying than Mumen Rider. Where Mumen had been friendly and let her do her work without questions and only monitor her from a respectable distance, Shisui seemed to be the opposite. Sonic was sure that Shisui would be beside her at every step of her way creeping in her breathing space. She was sure it would be because he had seen her ass, men have always become intrigued by her ass. She checked her attire and saw that she was wearing a dark fitted jeans with black sneakers, a black shirt with a black leather jeans. She wasn't wearing formal outfit since she knew she would be jumping down holes and walking in drains if the need arises.

Shisui ran forward to open the main door of the building and smiled valiantly at Sonic. "After you madame."

Sonic nodded as a reply to Shisui's actions and then headed towards the emergency stairs which was always located right to the main entrance. Right after Shisui didn't see her face she rolled her eyes and sighed.

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If this happened a few years ago, Sonic would have left the vicinity because of such nosy and overly enthusiastic client. In the past she would have left and rather be jobless for a month than being affronted by an annoying client. But Uchiha Works was offering her and Genos a hefty sum of money for such a simple job. This money would help them in their future endeavour.

After the Battle Of Monsters the surviving heroes had retreated to the Hero Association's secluded quarters in the mountains. Sonic was treated for broken feet and sprained arms. She, Saitama and Genos had shared an apartment for awhile until she was well enough to travel. After three months Flash coaxed Sonic into following him to return to their village and so they returned. Sonic was reluctant, she had grown comfortable living with the pair of heroes and was afraid of the outcome of his new life. Of course Saitama and Genos was more than happy to let him go since she hadn't been home for years.

Sonic went home with Flash with expectation that there would be nothing when she returned there. Starting a new life in her village was out of the question since Sonic was a nomad, more comfortable being away than sitting comfortably at home. At that time she wondered whether Saitama and Genos had became her home since she was so comfortable being with them.

After another two months living in her ninja village with her farmer mother. Sonic and Flash together opened a grocery store for her because she was reluctant to quit working and stay at home doing nothing. She was only 45 after all so they promised to wire her triple the amount of money than before so she could live in comfort. But she still wanted some economic activity in life. Their mother had reasoned that since her twins were working in a dangerous field, she would rather have a backup fund raising method should her twins end up dead or unavailable to work in the future.

After they had established the store and got it up and running, Flash had returned to the city with a few of their villagers to help rebuild the city. Sonic had stayed back to help her mother recruit workers and resume her physiotherapy as she was still sore in her legs. He had new metal legs now, titanium thighs in both legs. Then another two months passed when Sonic's doctor gave him the green light to start working again.

During her months away, Sonic kept in contact with Genos by email. Genos related to Sonic about Saitama's and Fubuki's plan to investigate the movement of the escaped monsters which had survived the battle. In her final email Sonic had told Genos that she would return to the Hero Association to resume life. She was still unsure of what she would do with her new life, resume being a hired assassin or live like a normal civilian while she regained her skills. Genos said she should think of what was best for herself. Sonic did not ask Genos if the cyborg was going with Saitama since it was fact that the two were inseparable.

Sonic returned to the Hero Association Quarters to receive her money package from the government. She had expected to see Genos but he was nowhere and he did not reply her email. The next week, she spent her time alone in their apartment and no one was there apart from the apartment maintenance crew. Finally on the third week when Sonic had packed her single luggage and confirmed her new destination to start a new life, Genos came home with a few heroes. Saitama, on the other hand was nowhere beside Genos.

When Genos saw Sonic he had a wide smile plastered on his face. Sonic thought it was goodbye, but Genos instead told her to wait for him because he wanted her to come with him and be his roommate. Sonic who was really a follower had opposed Genos' idea, but Genos had told him that they would be better as a team in a stranger's place.

Genos being enthusiastic about leading a new life with Sonic was something Sonic didn't see in a million years. Sonic thought Genos would definitely follow his Saitama-Sensei when she was away, but here she was doing work with Genos in another building just metres away, starting life and working.

"How long will you be doing the check ups Miss Sonic?" the nosy Uchiha asked her as he placed his face in her breathing space.

Sonic who was spaced out from thinking about Genos quickly backed up from reflex. She almost backed up into a cliff but her agility which was a result from years of practice made her flip to the front and landed behind the Uchiha.

Shisui was astounded, he turned around and clapped his hand at Sonic. "Sorry to surprise you, but you were too into it. Chill out. And.... that was a cool trick."

Sonic ignored the Uchiha and resumed walking to another part of the building. Shisui skipped alongside her and asked again, "So what time will we be eating?"
Without breaking her steps, Sonic said, "As soon as Mr Uchiha let me finish my work then we can stop for lunch in fifteen minutes."

"That's good to hear, anyway call me Shisui, there will be a whole lot of Mr Uchiha at lunch so Shisui would be it."

Sonic paused in her walks and looked at Shisui, she nodded to him and proceeded to climb a misshapen wall which she thought must be a decorative ledge and up into a hole in the ceiling. Shisui smiled and leaned against the wall, he was taken by Miss Sonic's sweet ass and now the security advisor's demeanour. He loved this 'playing hard to get' mode which she had on and wondered if she was already taken.

"Now I wonder what kind of man would love a woman like that? I would love to grab that sweet ass in my grasps too. A tough woman would complement me. Should I try to pursue her?" Shisui wondered outwardly.

In another fifteen minutes Sonic climbed down the wall, having her ass down first before she landed smoothly on her feet. She winced a little at the feeling of tightness in her legs which was caused from the hard floors. Shisui who was too enamoured by her booties did not notice the wince and smiled at her.

"Now that you are done, let's go have lunch. My boss is wondering if salmon would be ok?"
"I am not fussy," Sonic said.
"Let's go back to the golf cart because the cafe is at the other end of the vicinity," Shisui said.
Sonic just nodded.

Shisui continued to smile despite the unapparent interest from Sonic. He trailed behind Sonic's back, towards the golf cart which he had used as his transportation. When they got there he offered a hand to Sonic but the woman just bowed at him in respect and got on the cart herself. Shisui rubbed his empty hand onto the back of his thick curly hair and smiled sheepishly. He wasn't about to let Sonic diss her like that, he would keep on trying.

He revved the golf cart up and started his way to the cafe. They would have their lunch in a private room above the cafe which was opened to their employees and their guests.
As the golf cart travelled alongside the buildings Sonic had already covered, he glanced at his guest and asked. "Are you a ninja Miss Sonic?"

His guest nodded and said, "Yes I am."

"That's wow, not many of us follows the old school learnings of a ninja. I go to the dojo every other day, maybe you'd like to show me some cool techniques. If I could have your number."

Sonic saw the thin veiled attempt at flirting with her but still handed her business card to Shisui. She was sure she would not be taking calls from him anytime soon since it's Genos who would deal with their clients. She was just here for technical advice.

"Nah, we have arrived here at the cafe," Shisui said. He couldn't ask her more about her life or herself while he was working, he had promised his Aunt Mikoto to be professional while he was Head Of Security. But being friends with his client was another thing he thought was proper since she was advising them about the security of their buildings. She and her counterpart were recommended by Tsunade but still he needed to make sure that she was trustworthy.

Sonic got out of the cart before Shisui did and stood at the entrance for Shisui. She wasn't interested on getting up close and personal with this particular Uchiha but he was an important figure in this business dealing, therefore she would play along with his way as further as she could.

"After you," he told her as he opened the glass door.

Sonic smiled at him and walked towards the main part of the building. It was a spacious hall with a high ceiling. The floor wasn't sticky like canteens would be and the smell of good food wafted into her nostrils. Sonic's stomach rumbled with hunger and only then she noticed how she had actually worked on an empty stomach. The food was already being arranged on the counter but there was no worker around. Sonic glanced at the cafe's wall clock and saw that it was ten minutes to twelve and concluded that the workers might be having their lunch break at 12.00 pm onwards.

"My boss is upstairs, let's use the stairs to reach there. I believe your counterpart is already there."

"Yes I am sure," Sonic agreed. She had started answering Shisui since she knew she would be meeting the boss and therefore would need to talk more now.

When they reached the private dining room, Shisui opened the heavily tinted door and gestured for Sonic to enter. Sonic entered and bowed to a lady she recognized as Mikoto Uchiha and several other Uchiha Works officers in there. She zipped open her jacket to reveal her inner shirt and quickly relaxed when she turned around and locked eyes with the pair of yellow eyes belonging to Genos. Genos stood and pulled the chair next to him and smiled at Sonic. At that moment Sonic's heart bloomed with the sight of her former nemesis turned ally.

"Have a seat Miss Sonic, glad you could join us. We have lots to discuss afterwards, but let's savour our taste buds with these delicacies first."

Shisui saw the exchange and could see that there was more than meets the eyes between those two. He bowed to his aunt and informed her, "The check ups with Miss Sonic went well. I sent Mumen here to have lunch with us, where is he?"

Mikoto Uchiha looked at Shisui and said, "Glad to hear that. Mumen will be joining us in awhile, I believe he came from the neighbouring city of your previous home Genos-kun. I am glad to hear that your cities are doing well a year after the Battle"

Sonic smirked at Mikoto's words and replied, "Thank you for your kind words Uchiha-sama. I too hope to return there one day. Travelling broadens the horizon and that's why we are here today."
"I believe in that too, now let's have our appetizers first while we wait for Mumen," Mikoto said as she ordered her officers to started dining.

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Kemaruk menulis

Cerpen FB - Beli TV

 Jika bukan kerana televisyennya rosak, Ain Farina tidak akan sesekali menghabiskan masa terluangnya selepas waktu pejabat di pusat membeli belah. Gadis itu terus-menerus membuat carian jenama televisyen berjenama yang diketahuinya dalam telefon bimbitn sambil menantikan rakan baiknya tiba.

 "Hello Ain, sorry I lambat." ujar Ruqayah yang baru tiba.

 Mata Ain memandang rakannya daripada jeans ketat berwarna biru sehingga ke baju linen putih yang bereben di leher. Matanya terus bertentangan dengan Ruqayah yang tersenyum padanya.

 "Beb, takpe I pun tengah belek nak beli tv, tapi i pun keliru. Baik I beli komputer je ke," ujar Farina sambil melihat baju kemeja warna biru firus dan seluar hitam yang dipakainya sejak daripada pejabat lagi. Dia berasa sangat formal, namun diabaikan perasaan itu kerana dia mahu berada di situ sebentar sahaja. Berjalan-jalan di pusat membeli belah bukan aktiviti kegemarannnya.

"Bukan you dah ada laptop ke?" ujar Ruqayah sambil menyeluk saku jeansnya untuk mengeluarkan telefon bimbit.

"Hmm, dah lembab. Teringin nak upgrade. Tapi kalau tv... pasang speaker boleh I tengok tv puas-puas. Skrin besar."

"So kita pergi check spesis tv apa ada kat kedai la baru you fikir macam mana, you nak start dengan kedai mana?" "Kita tengok dalam hypermarket tu, I dia ada sale." "Ok, jom."

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Nak try hantar novel for publisher indie, tapi rasa macam payah betul nak berbahasa seperti manusia awal 20an. Tak terlalu skema bunyinya dan tak terlalu pasar sangat sampai tak universal. Siapa nak collab bagi idea?
Lega join nanowrimo this year. Aku guna platform Fanfiction sebagai wacana terbitan. Selalu tak ada motivasi nak menulis dan hanya bermula pada 16 Nov dan berhenti menulis pada 30 Nov 2016. Nak crunch 12k words masa 3 hari terakhir tu rasa macam tension gila, so buat mana terdaya. Aku sampai ke garisan penamat Nanowrimo dengan 42,000 typed words. 30 k je published dan yang 12k tu ideas for the chapters. Nanti aku publish the rest of the I am so glad that I indulged in fanfiction because I used it as a platform to write my NaNoWriMo. English is my second language so by writing with established characters and a certain ready idea, fanfiction was my best bet when writing in a time crucnh. I was being distracted constantly, and having no time and motivation was part of the challenges when I do NaNoWriMo. With fanfiction getting my ideas around was easier this year and i managed to score 35k words on 30th November 2016.

NaNoWriMo - Fire - Chapter 2

Synopsis

Cross Between Alternate Universe One Punch Man and Naruto. My NanoWrimo channel. This is gonna be messy in plot and writing since it's being written on a whim. Oh, and I like to genderbend my characters, so there are going to be a female Sonic and a male Genos, because I am more comfortable writing in the perspective of a female and because these two series lack lead female perspectives. Hopefully to write lots of awkward moments.
Chapter 2

Sasuke arrived at his office a minute before 8.00 am. He sat on his chair and set his bag aside, oblivious to two new interns who were gawking at him. They saw him the minute he entered the main entrance and was immediately taken by his looks. So they shamelessly stalked him until he entered his office, which incidentally where they were interning for and so they continued to follow him into the office.

The two interns were careful to watch the dark haired man from quite a distance, mesmerized by his handsome face set on milky white skin. Sasuke had not been spending much time outside these days, thus sported no tan at all. The interns gushed about his black hair which was spiky at the back and long bangs framing his oval face at the front. Uchiha Works was a company dealing with the entertainment industry thus they encouraged their employees to sport fancy hairstyles.

Sasuke sat at his desk which was situated at the end of the office. There were ten desks in the office and Sasuke’s place was tucked facing a corner. He nonchalantly switched on his computer and reached for his headphones which he had placed on the top of his box file stack. He pulled his chair closer towards his desk, logged onto the Internet and covered his ears with the headphones. The first thing he did was check his email for the latest song a client had sent in to use as a campaign jingle.

Besides the interns, a pink haired lady by the name of Sakura was also watching Sasuke since he arrived there. She had also noticed the unabashed interns with envious eyes and soon approached them. Sakura had known Sasuke since they live in the same area, but she could only befriend him now when they worked in the same office.

She walked over to the interns and jolted them back to reality with a cough. “Ehem, ehem.” The interns quickly apologized though they were doing nothing wrong.

Sakura pulled herself to her full height and said to the poor interns, “You are not here to learn about Sasuke-san’s daily routine, now take this report and make 25 copies. I need them ready for the meeting tomorrow. Afterwards ask Miss Sands for the list of the guests and call each of them to confirm the name of the representatives who will be present.”

The two interns bowed in respect to her and quickly scurried off to the photostat room, Sakura smoothed her hair and tugged down her tucked in blouse before walking towards Sasuke. Her four inch heels clicking through the office.

She arrived at Sasuke’s desk and leaned in, making sure he can see in her in her periphery vision “Hey, let’s have lunch today.”

Sasuke glanced at Sakura and paused the music player app he was using. He took off his headphone and rested it around his neck. He paused for thought.

“Where?”

Now Sasuke noticed the silence, and turned around and noticed that there were only him and Sakura in the office. He got up and sighed while taking his headphone off his neck and placed it back on his box file stack.

“I forgot that we the Weekly Meet was this morning,” he sighed at her.

Sakura smiled and reached for her office mate’s shoulder and massaged it. “You have been working too hard Sasuke, even lost track of time. Let go of things a little, I can delegate your menial tasks to the interns. Just tell me what you need ok.”

Sasuke looked boredly at her and reassured her. “I am ok Sakura. Now where are we having lunch, who else is joining?”

“Shikamaru and Chouji, Ino and Hinata. Lunch is at Amber, the chinese fusion restaurant.”

Sasuke nodded at her and then walked away. Sakura’s hand was still on Sasuke’s shoulder and when he walked away she lost touch of him. Sakura fisted her empty grasp and watched as Sasuke headed towards the door of his brother’s office who was also their boss. Sakura knew that Itachi would be in his office listening to the Weekly Meet online. There was no way Sasuke was going to leave his brother’s office now.

Sakura decided to let go of Sasuke and reminded him, calling him from behind. “See you there at 12.30.”

Sasuke raised his hand without even bothering to turn around. Now being ignored, Sakura sighed as Sasuke disappeared into his brother’s office without even knocking first. Sakura leaned against Sasuke’s table and wondered when she would be able to spend with Sasuke alone. The only reason the brother of the boss was working alongside her was because he wanted to have experience working at each department of Uchiha Works. Uchiha Works was a production company, producing tv programmes, advertisements and commercial video campaigns for companies.

Itachi Uchiha was the Head of Campaigns at Uchiha Works, he wanted to make Sasuke Head of the Digital Department. However, Sasuke who was a graduate in Mass Communication thought that he was better off gaining experience hands on rather than be a boss right away.

Sasuke closed the door behind him and saw his brother lying on the sofa with eyes closed. He had earphones on and seemed lost to the world, but Sasuke knew better. He noticed that Itachi’s earphone was connected to a laptop placed on the coffee table opened to a Live Streaming video of the Weekly Meet.

“Hey nii-san, are you awake?” Sasuke asked as he sat down on a single seater beside the long couch, which Itachi was seating on.

“Yes, I was just closing my eyes,” Itachi said as he opened his eyes and searched for Sasuke’s identical onyx eyes.

“Can I talk to you?”

“Sure, what is it about?”

“Am I interrupting you, the Weekly Meet are basically the same thing right?”

“Today Uncle Madara are announcing the recipients of the Uchiha Education Fund. Anyone you know applying?”

“No.”

“Anyway. None of our officers applied so I guess I can stop listening to Uncle Madara now.” Itachi then took out his earphones and placed it beside the laptop. He sat with his legs crossed on the long couch and turned towards his one and only brother.

“I still have that dream from long ago.”

Itachi’s face showed surprise and he paused for a second before saying, “Do you think you need help in facing this?”

“I don’t know nii-san. I just want to know what my dreams were trying to tell me.”

“Well, I’ll make a few calls.”

Sasuke smiled at his brother in gratitude. “Thanks nii-san when I told you to not worry about my dreams, how silly and disturbing it was, you kept your distance. But… now I need to know.”

Itachi stood and bent down to lean on the  lifted his hand and tapped Sasuke’s forehead in an affectionate manner. “Everything for my Otouto.”

Itachi then floated to his mahogany table and flipped open his diary. Sasuke leaned back on the chair and thought about what would happen if the dreams ended suddenly before he could find an answer to it.

Itachi looked over from his diary to his brother, he could see the worry and doubt on his mind. As an older brother, Itachi had personal problems of his own but he had never had mysterious dreams like Sasuke had described to him almost a year ago. He continued browsing his diary for contact numbers of his friends who might be delving with psychology or some mysticism. He found one and quickly jotted the number on a piece of post it notes and then took it to Sasuke. Itachi could only offer help and support to Sasuke.

Sasuke had always admired Itachi’s calm demeanour, even jealous why his brother had been so ignorant of his sleepless nights. But then he realized Itachi was merely going along with his warning to not do things against Sasuke’s words. He had shared with his brother a few times about his dream and Itachi had thought that maybe they need an expert view, but Sasuke was adamant that his brother just listen to him and be there for him. He didn’t want anything but for Itachi to be his pillar of strength. Sasuke had thought that he had it under control when he underwent hypnosis to help understand the dream, but during that phase the dream did not come to him at all. After a month or so after he stopped finding the answer to his dreams and the dream returned.

Itachi himself had a knowledge which he kept from Sasuke. That was the main reason why he didn’t push for Sasuke to reach out for professional help regarding his dream. He knew that the Uchiha had a hidden secret which could be unveiled with time but Itachi himself wasn’t clear on what the secret was. He was more comfortable to let the secret unveil itself.

Itachi approached Sasuke had gave him the post it note. “This is my friend Deidara, he delves in mysticism and he told me he could help you long ago. Try him. I wish you all the best.”

Sasuke smirked at his brother and took the yellow square paper with gratitude. He bowed to his brother and sat down back to surf for the details of Itachi’s friend’s card on Itachi’s laptop. Itachi couldn't help but laugh at his brother’s comfortable state though he was being hounded by a dream of red eyes. Red eyes? The only red eyes Itachi saw was the pair of contact lens he wore during last year’s Halloween Party. Itachi then sat back on his own chair and continued with his office work.



NANOWRIMO   NANOWRIMO   NANOWRIMO


Kiba had known Naruko since they were in secondary school and was taken by the blonde's resilience in life. They both had been very close friends since their mid teens and had shared many sad and happy moments. When Naruko told him that she was furthering her studies Konoha University which was next door to his family's veterinarian office, he invited her to live with his family. Although Naruko declined as she had arranged to live with Shion, they still spend a lot of time together.

Kiba texted Naruko as he climbed onto the bus which would bring his entourage back to Konoha. Kiba had been a states swimmer apart from being an apprentice vet at his family's animal clinic. Today was the last day of his swimming competition and he was heading home with a smile on his face and a silver medal hidden beneath his jacket.
As he sat down on to a random seat waiting for his teammates to embark on the bus, he continued texting his message to Naruko and sent the text.

KIBA : Bro, I am heading home today. See you tomorrow for lunch. You can keep the car for awhile, I am taking leave from work for a week anyway. See ya.

He scrolled for his other messages and seeing that there was none, he locked his screen and adjusted his seat for sleeping. It was going to be a three hour ride from Iwa to Suna anyway so he decided to sleep.

Kiba knew of Naruko's life as an orphan whose parents died in a car accident. He had been there when a messenger came and invited a teenaged Naruko to a meeting with the name of Tsunade. The woman claimed that she had just discovered that she was sent by Naruko's Godfather by the name of Jiraiya to take care of her. Kiba and Shion had came along because they were afraid that she was being duped but it turned out that Tsunade worked as a Deputy Mayor of Konoha.

Jiraiya claimed that he only knew that he was a Godfather a few months ago. But he was on a road tour for his latest novel and couldn't get to meet Naruko nor ascertain the truth of the information until a month ago. He didn't want to meet Naruko with no evidence and being rejected by her.

After he was sure Naruko was really his Goddaughter, he had contacted his close friend Tsunade since she held a prominent position and would therefore convince Naruko of his position in her life.

Kiba remembered when his Mother had decided to accompany Naruko to her first meeting with Jiraiya, at the time Tsunade was away on an important matter. Mrs Inuzuka had been comforted by Jiraiya and had discovered that he was the writer of the novels she had detested to read during her youth. Jiraiya had launched novels under the pseudonym Kyuubi Kitsune with the protagonist's name Naruto. Naruko's parents had taken the name and feminized it into Naruko. Jiraiya was touched that his fictional character had been an inspiration to his former students who were Naruko's parents.

Ten years later, Tsunade had became a Mayor of Konoha and was still a busy woman, but he offered plenty moral support to Naruko. Naruko even adopted Tsunade's mother who was more than happy to treat the girl like her own granddaughter.
Kiba felt his phone vibrated. He knew that it could be a text from Naruko and quickly checked on it.

NARUKO : Thanks for the offer, I'll bring along Shion too.
KIBA : Nice, see you soon kit
NARUKO : xoxo

KIBA set his phone locked again and closed his eyes again. He heard the rustling feet and his name being called by teammates and then his coach, Maito Gai.

"Already asleep Kiba, that's right, swim like we would have no swimming pool forever, and sleep like we would have no time to sleep tomorrow."

Kiba just opened his eyes at his coach as the green jacketed man walked past his seat and nodded. Maito Gai laughed and went to seat beside Kiba's other teammate by the name of Rock Lee. The silver medalist of The Interstate  Swimming Competition soon dozed of to sleep from the busy week he had spent competing swimming with ten other States.


NANOWRIMO NANOWRIMO NANOWRIMO


Naruko parked her car at the top floor of the mall's parking since the parking was almost full. She checked her watch and noticed that it was almost 1 pm which meant that people were heading to lunch in droves. She reprimanded herself to enter the mall a little later or earlier next time to avoid rush hour.

She opened her car boot and took out her handbag, handing Shion's handbag to its owner.

"We should watch a movie today, there were two new movies released yesterday, Naruto The Movie, hey it's your namesake," Shion said.

Naruko smiled and then closed the boot and locked the car. It was a breeze to own a car but Naruko couldn't afford the monthly payment plus maintenance. She was thankful that she had the use of Kiba's car sometimes. If they had out of town assignments, Kiba would always offer her assistance in the shape of lending his car or sending her there.

Naruko and Shion entered the mall and as soon as they entered each got out their phone to check their texts.

"Kiba's on his way home," Naruko shared.
"You meeting him for breakfast tomorrow?" Shion asked.
"Yes,  it's been awhile since we met anyway. I kinda miss him."

Shion smiled at Naruko and wrapped her arm around her friend.

“Yes, let’s meet him tomorrow and then bring him along with us to the anime fair. I want a Yuri Katsuki doll. They are selling one there.”

“Oh,” said Naruko. “I almost forgot about that.”

“You are so forgetful Naru, you should count yourself lucky to have me as your free reminder.”
 
“Yes Shion. You are indeed my lucky star,” Naruko said in a mock awed tone.

Shion hugged Naruko tightly and then suddenly ran away exclaiming, “hey there’s a sale for figurines 3 for 100. Quick Naru, after me!”
Deep down inside she was of course thankful for Shion. Shion had been a valuable friend, the one who had been there when things were tough. She had borrowed plenty of Shion’s money and had paid every single cent of it, but Shion had given her more than that. Naruko knew that one day they would part as Shion dreamt of opening a company to help her family since she came from a working class family. Shion was tired of working for people and wanted to do something transformative for herself and her family.

Naruko walked quickly after she realized that her blonde friend had completely disappeared from her sight. She looked around and saw a store which she was sure the destination where Shion had headed. Naruko evaded a few people who were in her way and headed into the store, looking for a pretty little head belonging to Shion the shopaholic.



NANOWRIMO   NANOWRIMO   NANOWRIMO


Genos woke up from his sleep this morning feeling that something good was about to happen. He was a cyborg but still he was very human. Genos believed in his instinct more especially after the aftermath of the Battle of Monsters. He woke up and looked at his wall clock and saw that it was only 6 am, still he was no longer able to sleep anymore so he decided to call it rise and shine.

The blonde haired cyborg with yellow eyes exited his room and knocked on his housemate’s door.

“Yeah I’m up already,” said housemate.

He silently twisted the door open and entered the room. Sonic was already awake sitting cross legged on her futon with a blanket covering her feet. She was looking at her phone.

“There’s so much wasteful thing you can do with a phone, I am glad I had it this late.”

Genos smiled and leaned against the door. “Any job offers?” he asked the lithe ninja.

“Yes, one very lucrative job from a Uchiha Works, you familiar with them?”

“No.” Genos said truthfully. He had never heard of that name, nor was the name uttered when he was at Konoha’s Hero Association. Tsunade hadn’t the time to tell him about Konoha’s former identity as a former ninja village. He reminded himself to visit the Ninja Museum during his free time later when he and Sonic were more settled in Konoha. Then he remembered that Sonic was a ninja.

“Hey Sonic, are you familiar with Konoha’s ninja? You ninja are all the same right?”

Sonic rolled her eyes at him and got up. Genos’s eyes quickly noticed the shorts which Sonic wore to sleep when the blanket fell down while she was getting up. He hadn’t time to look at Sonic’s legs for months when they were apart and was reminded of how scarred her legs were. Something emotional stirred in him, it might be caused by her ‘death’ during the Battle he told himself.

Sonic looked at her legs in response to Genos’ staring but ignored it. She was wearing a large tree which hid her upper body so she was actually decently dressed. It had rain sometime in the early morning and she had worn the shirt over her bra during the coldness.

Sonic stood beside Genos and showed him the email. Genos took the phone from Sonic and scrolled through the email. He too thought that the job offer was very lucrative.

“Maybe we are being recommended by Tsunade-sama, I told her that we also specialize in security.”
“Figures.”

“I am going for a run, you wanna join?”

Genos who had just been reminded of Sonic’s fate during the Battle of Monsters quickly replied. “Of course. I need to test my new parts anyway.”

Ever since the Battle, every moment they had was spent together. Genos was reluctant to let Sonic roam Konoha’s forests alone for now.

Sonic turned around and said, “Join me for the meeting with the Uchiha Works tomorrow. I asked for a trip around their building before we get down to price and discussion.”
Genos nodded and Sonic smiled before she entered the bedroom. So far there hadn’t been any awkward moments between Genos and Sonic, especially after the Battle. Genos had seen Sonic in her worst moments and anything else never mattered. Still Sonic made sure to wear proper clothes since she thought that Genos might be less experienced when it came to living with a woman.

Genos went to the kitchen to prepare breakfast which would only be consumed after their run. He had cleaned himself yesterday after the fitness test and that was sufficient for now.


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