Naruto - Dissent into MadnessIt wasn't supposed to mean anything.
"The deal's off." Cool, calm, and collected, she stood at the large windows of his office and looked out onto the dark city as the words left her, never once turning to meet the other's gaze. "This marriage is over."
In a moment of weakness and betrayal, she had agreed. In the midst of seeing Sasuke break every promise he had made to her, his second became allies with the Uchiha's greatest rival. Such were the ironic twists and turns of life. Besides, Tenten had been in the life for far too long for her to simply walk away without another thought. She had cared too much to leave them wide open for an attack. And there were consequences to such devotion, least of all from the organization she left behind.
You create so many enemies from the blood that covered your hands. And as skilled and talented as she was, talking on the entire underworld was suicide. So, when the head of the Sabaku came to her and presented the opportunity, the young woman had m
Naruto - Just a Step AwayMusic pulsing, she felt as if her heart would beat right out of her chest. The lights flashed and strobed in blinding hues, streaming across white walls and sequent clothes. And there was a distinct mixture of cheap perfumes, aftershaves, and sweat clinging to the air that had her wishing she'd never have to step out there, ever, in her lifetime. Tenten could live without the press of bodies and lack of personal space. Unfortunately, her target held other plans.
Not that Uchiha Sasuke was really a target of interest. On the contrary. In the grand scheme of things, she was doing little more than babysitting a prince who would never hold claim to the crown. When the time was right, the reigns to the kingdom would belong to Itachi. And the younger of the brothers would simply be left to his own devices; to choose to stay on the road that was mapped out for him or leave to walk his own path in life. But then, when you're one of two heirs to a multi-million dollar family company, maybe it's
Naruto - Ends of the EarthIt was unlike anything she ever saw or knew. There was no heat from the sand. The sun never seemed to move from its spot in the sky; the shadows at her feet neither lengthened or shortened. Time itself appeared to stand completely still since she arrived. Then again, it wasn't every day that she had the privilege or curses to experience death and the underworld in such a casual manner. Most souls only made that journey once. And none of them, she suspected, were looking forward to spending time with Davy Jones, much less his Locker.
But there was a hunt to be had. And a lost soul to reclaim. It was not yet her time to lead; not for a little while longer if she held any say on the matter.
"The ship was yours."
So when she saw his figure in the horizon, the piratess merely met him with a mask of neutrality. And with each step the crew took, she became more and more lost in their relief and excitement. More engulfed in Lee's enthusiasm and Naruto's fire. That was not wha
Naruto - Free Your MindStark white floors lined with equally sanitized walls greeted her as she stepped through the door. On her left, tables were set up in jagged rows and rows of five from one end of the room to the next. To her right, torn and dulled couches and lazyboys were scatted about as if the whole hall was divided down the middle in war. And there she was walking the front lines as if she were Joan of Arc leading her resistance. But no. Those were only the lies her mind told her. Or maybe simply the only truth the world never wanted Tenten to realize.
Doctor Yakushi - Kabuto, just Kabuto, he always tells her - says that's where it gets a little fuzzy. Right around the middle.
"Kabuto..." Wincing, she raised a hand to rub away the dull ache forming at her temple. "...Orochimaru."
That was the reason why Tobi, her foster father, sent her here. Because there was a line between reality and fiction that she just couldn't seem to determine. Worlds melted together, drifting in and out of her consciousnes
Naruto - Top of the World"Now arriving, flight 903 from Sydney, Australia at gate 214."
The smell of cleaning products and continually filtered air filled her lungs with every breath she took. Restaurants were just beginning to open up shop, switching out their employees from night to day shift, and adding just a faintly sweetness of fried oils and sugared pastries along with freshly brewed coffee into atmosphere to the terminal. This, she thought with some semblance of amusement, was becoming more and more familiar with each passing year. As many times as the young woman had traveled from Tokyo to China and back again, it had become almost second nature to maneuver her way through the check points and waiting areas. - To know where the best tea would be served or where she could find the greatest place to purchase reading material to enjoy during her flight. - Even more so now, after Naruto's first tour around the continent of Asia was launched off without a hitch some weeks before. But even she found
Naruto - Here and NowFive days of traveling had brought the mass group of Leaf shinobi to the heart of the Joint Army Base. All the while, it had been her belief that she and her team would have made the distance within three days or less on their own. After all, they were the fastest squad in the village, and one of the few who still remained together in the team they had started out with back in their Genin days. At least, that had been the case last week. Tenten wasn't quite sure the same could be said now. Since the formation of the Shibobi Alliance, they were no longer alone. And with the threat Akastuki placed on the entire world, they could not afford the luxury of working on their own anymore.
Looking out over the camp from her high perch, the kunoichi was hit with the overwhelming realization of what they were setting out to do; the realization of what they had already done. For the first time in recorded history of the shinobi, the Five Great Nations were joining together to fight a common enemy.