Rebirth Chapter 4The Sword of Kusanagi
The sun beat down, hotter today than any other day she could remember it being. Her stomach rumbled and the pain shot right through her. It was hard to find food when everyone in the town was looking for her, it was time to move to the next one.
She walked slowly down the road, the houses started to thin out and there were only a few dotted here and there when she saw sitting under a tree across the way, a young man. But what really caught her eye was the long, intricate sword sitting across his lap. His arms were casually resting across the blade within the sheath, and his head hung down as though asleep.
Rurijo made a small noise in her breast as though reading Suzu's mind and flew up to the man. He didn't flinch or look up.
"He must be asleep," Suzu concluded. On her tip toes she approached him and reached out her hand to grab the sword.
Many people walked by that day, none of them stopped to talk to him. He didn't care. Even though the hot sun seemed to
KyoshiAs a child, Kyoshi was never normal. She was a social outcast, a loner. The girls giggled at her when she walked past, the boys were scared of her. Who could blame them? Kyoshi was frightening. She was tall and burly. She had the figure of a man and feet the size of a Armadillo Lion. Her voice was deep and her attitude was far from what was expected from a girl of her age.
Kyoshi longed for acceptance, but at the same time she knew that she was special. Her mother had told her so before she died. Kyoshi would repeat those words when she walked past villagers who pointed at her and laughed. They thought she couldn't hear their whispers, but she could hear them as clearly as she could see the sun.
At night, Kyoshi didn't cry to sleep, but she did feel sad. Her heart ached and the only comfort she could seek was from her pet Rabbiroo, Pia. Pia couldn't speak, but she could cuddle. But Pia was growing bigger by the day and soon she wouldn't be allowed inside anymore. Kyoshi knew that when
A Whole New WorldHer eyelashes kissed her skin as she opened her blue eyes. Darkness. It surrounded and wrapped around her like a blanket. Her body felt light, as if she was floating through the air. Her legs moved on their own and as she stood she found herself surrounded by moving pictures. All around her spun images of people and things she has never seen. Like television sets that did not require electricity.
This had to be a dream. She reached out into the nothingness, but her hand never reached anything physical to the touch. It was like there was a void spread before her. Her eyes narrowed. If there was no exit how would she return home? Panic overwhelmed her as she desperately tried to find something familiar. Would her parents miss her? Does time go on while she is here? How does she get back? Her eyes unconsciously scanned her surroundings as questions filled her mind.
What she found was a whole new creation. The images before her exhibited various universes. She saw a beautiful be
Rebirth Chapter 3The Act of Being a Gentleman
He placed several coins on the wooden counter before him, took the bag of rice and then left the small store without even a glance. His onyx eyes immediately shifted to a group of men, all dressed in similar uniform. Police.
Sasuke quickly evaded the officers' gaze, and made his way through the crowded village. His stomach grumbled loudly. Sasuke didn't like eating, in fact he detested it, but it was something he had to do to survive. He cannot die yet. Not until he achieves his goal. He will embrace death when that time comes.
"Stop that thief!" a police officer yelled. Clearly this village was not safe, even in broad daylight. Sasuke ignored the sirens and moved forward, his mind set on leaving this place where his brother clearly has not been. Sasuke was so set on getting away, that he did not see the flash of red before him until he actually collided with it. A girly yelp echoed from the red shadow as it collapsed onto the ground. Sasuke pushed p
Rebirth Chapter 2The Red Riding Thief
The adrenaline raced around her limbs as she turned the corner at a run, nearly flattening an old man strolling by. She smiled sheepishly as he yelled insults after her disappearing form. Looking over her slight shoulder provided a blurry view of the same man being bowled over by the single policeman who was after her. The perfect chance of a getaway.
She turned another corner into a bustling market place full of people, animals and stalls of food. This was a bad place for her to be seen. The hot sun beat down on her in the billowing red cape she wore over her face as she dodged mothers with children, men carrying crates and animals running loose under her feet.
More policemen appeared out of a side street as she ducked behind a vacant stall. Obviously none of them had seen her hide for soon after fast footsteps hurried by and the clink of fine metal swords dangling on belts disappeared.
Pulling her red cape off and neatly folding it into a small bag, slung
Rebirth Chapter 1The Avenger
It was a typical summer's day in the Land of Fire. The sun blazed high in the sky, leaving a trail of warmth everywhere the rays touched. There was no wind, leaving the air mucky, dry and hot. Sweat trailed down the bodies of workers, travelers and merchants. Women complained that their babies were too hot to calm down. The wails of infants spread across the lands. The streets smelled of boiling broth, rice, fish, human stench and other odors. People scurried along in their fervor, hoping to get the day's job done.
A pair of onyx black eyes stared coldly and absently at a large ancient oak tree. His blue hakama clung to his sweaty skin. His sword that rested on his hip had become heavy during his long day of traveling. He bit his lip in anger, drawing blood. His onyx eyes burned crimson, leaving three tomoe to spin wildly as he glared at the tree before him.
He had been here. There was no doubt of it. His goal should have passed through this village. This smal