COTKB2: Chapter 6: Come, Zetsu.

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series COTK: Book 2: Fumbling Toward Agency
Somewhere in the Land of Storms, EN. Throughout Zetsu's considerable lifespan, he had heard a great many things and seen everything imaginable. His Mistress had seen fit to give him an eidetic memory, so while he hadn't always paid attention to the quaint human phrase, Zetsu found himself remembering Read more...

COTKB2: Chapter 4: Art of Kendo

This entry is part 5 of 20 in the series COTK: Book 2: Fumbling Toward Agency
Naruto was drawn out of his morning trance by the shrill call of a bird he didn't recognize. It might have been an hour before he finally lifted his gaze from the calm river surface. He stiffly brushed his long hair out of his face as he looked up, trying to spot the bird in the woods on the other side Read more...

COTKB2: Chapter 3: Tranquility

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series COTK: Book 2: Fumbling Toward Agency
The release of his own breath surprised Naruto and brought him back to reality. It had happened again, but it had been different this time. Naruto's frantic, heavy breaths had nothing to do with physical exertion. His shoulders trembled with terror, the overwhelming dread of impending death. The shrill Read more...

COTKB2: Chapter 2: Reality

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series COTK: Book 2: Fumbling Toward Agency
Black hatred stabbed through him. Naruto hated the traitors; renegades turned on their gods. The creation of their forefathers had been a mistake. Two unwelcome creations looked down at him from the clouds, hundreds of miles above the surface of the world. They were destroyers, repulsive reapers of Read more...

COTKB2: Chapter 1: Defiance

This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series COTK: Book 2: Fumbling Toward Agency
Somewhere in the Land of Storms, EN. Gaara looked up through the trees' dense boughs, the stormy sky barely visible among the billowing leaves. Raindrops hit his face, but he didn't notice them. The strain from the last few days had forced him to forsake his Genjutsu, and his sand armor was in Read more...

COTKB2: Prologue

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series COTK: Book 2: Fumbling Toward Agency
Shion floated effortlessly in a still pool of murky water. Her long, light blonde hair splayed across the black surface around her. The air around her was choked with fog, making sight all but impossible. The sky glowed with an orange-red hue, basking Shion and the water in a warm light. She exhaled Read more...

SATM R2: Chapter 3: I refuse to let this be the place where Hikari dies!

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series SATM: Jin Arashi: The Storm Amongst The Mist
Panic makes a man do things he would never do otherwise. Never let panic control you, Jin.“ It was a piece of wisdom Jin's father had shared with him the day Hikari had fallen and hit her head on a stone. Jin had panicked as blood flowed down her face from a cut on her forehead. Thankfully, others Read more...

SATM R2: Chapter 2: Desperation

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series SATM: Jin Arashi: The Storm Amongst The Mist
Yagura Karatachi glared at the surface of the water, barely keeping the annoyance he felt under control. He could feel it, the immeasurable power, just beyond the edge of his Chakra. Yet, no matter how hard he tried, he could not draw that alluring Chakra into himself. Waves radiated from Yagura across Read more...

Chapter 24: Escape (COTK Book 1)

This entry is part 24 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
Hurling himself through the air with a fluidity belying his size, Bee hit the ground at speed, skidding for several feet. Coming to a stop exactly where he meant to, Bee drew the last sword strapped to his back and buried it to the hilt in the sandstone. He had already finished the complicated set of Read more...