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ItaBen: Broken WindowsIt was a warm morning in Konoha. The sun was just rising above the horizon as the first shops opened and the people move to work. There was no wind and the air was pleasant, it was going to be a perfect day.
Senju Beniko stood in front of the mirror in her bedroom while pulling her long brown hair into a tight bun. She was dressed in black shorts and a kimono-inspired tunic. She wasn't a morning person, but Utatane Koharu requested her presence at a meeting, so therefore she awoke early. After Beniko finished her hair, she dropped her hands by her side and stared at herself in the mirror, then she turned her attention to her headband resting on her dresser. She debated on putting it on, then shrugged and decided against it. Satisfied, Beniko turned on her heel and headed for the door.
The sun greeted her when she stepped outside. Beniko cursed under her breath when the sun shone in her eyes. After moving out of the direct sunlight, Beniko slowly made her way towards the Hokage tower, w
Rebirth Chapter 9The Man Who Rescued A Girl
Sasuke was annoyed. Really annoyed. Not only was a bird supposedly talking, but the darn thing demanded that he save her friend, the girl from the marketplace who dressed in a red cloak and stole food. Sasuke wasn't a hero and he didn't have time to go running to everybody's rescue.
So why was he doing it? He couldn't answer that himself.
Sasuke followed Rurijo, who took him on a shortcut. They jumped over several obstacles, including roofs. Finally they reached a small buildings where two men dressed in blue were playing Shogi while smoking. Sasuke stopped and sighed in frustration, then turned to the bird.
"You said she needs to be saved!" he barked.
Rurijo chirped innocently. Sasuke's brow twitched. He glanced inside, and surely enough behind the bars sat the girl from the marketplace. She looked like a mess, her clothes were dirty and she was curled up into a ball. Sasuke couldn't help but pity her...a little. With a frustrated sigh, Sasuke
Rebirth Chapter 8The Agreement
"Oi, you! Guy with the sword and the funny looking hair style...listen up!" Rurijo flew around the man's head a few times and then landed on the ground where his foot was about to land and he stopped, one foot raised, eyes wide.
"A bird is...talking to me," he announced looking up at the sky as though there might be a sign in explanation.
"I may be a bird, but at least I'm genuine, not imitating a DUCK BUTT! Now shut up and listen" Rurijo launched herself off the ground just as the large foot above her head came down.
"Birds can't talk"
"This may take a while." Rurijo hovered close to the man's face. "Look, my friend, the girl you helped earlier, she's in danger. You have to save her."
"I don't have any money." The man lifted his chin a little and took a step forward. Rurijo lost her temper and pecked him on the nose with her hard beak. He grabbed his nose with his fist in pain and scrunched up his face.
"Pervert! Not with money, the police got her, the
Rebirth Chapter 7The Capture
Rurijo hovered above as the men in blue grabbed a hold of Suzu's upper arms and hauled her to her feet. It looked as though she was going to just put her head down and co-operate. Rurijo sighed, "That's just not like her, maybe she really does hate herself and..." Then that one man in blue - with a strange mustache and a suit that must have been made from his before he started eating to much - had to open his big mouth!
"Filthy wretch, obviously you are not as good as people give you credit for." With every word Suzu's eyes closed just that little bit more until the anger was evident even through the slit between her lids. Her elbow pulled back with all the force she could muster from her hungry muscles and her heel came in contact with the lanky guy's shin making them both double over with pain.
She pulled her arms free of their now half-hearted attempt to hold her and ran forward. Rurijo watched though as a half dozen more men in blue ran from all around, evidently
Rebirth Chapter 6The Men in Blue
The silver coins lasted Suzu at least four days, and by the end of those four days she was rather disappointed to go back to her old lifestyle. She didn't like stealing, it was never a pleasant thing to take from another, but she had to survive. Rurijo landed on Suzu's shoulder and chirped lightly. Suzu smiled and stroked the small bird's head with her finger.
The two moved through the village slowly. Suzu's stomach growled the minute the scent of roast pork floated from a restaurant. She also couldn't help, but stare at all the fortunate people who sat at tea houses with hot tea and sweets. How she wished she could be one of them.
A small bakery was located in a corner of the main street. It was rather quiet, since there was a much bigger, mainstream bakery in the center of the village, where everyone flocked to for the daily specials. Suzu felt sorry for the small bakery, and drooled over the delicious pastries and breads that sat on the shelves inside. She did
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