COTKB2: Chapter 1: Defiance

This entry is part 2 of 17 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 17 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...

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...

Chapter 23: World Method (COTK Book 1)

This entry is part 23 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
“Now, where they at? Where they at?” Dancing to a beat that only he could hear, Bee casually made his way toward the center of the training field. He didn’t bother to look around as he danced in place, waiting for his superior senses to inform him of an approaching team of Shinobi. This was Read more...

Chapter 22: Leave Them Alone! (COTK Book 1)

This entry is part 22 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
Deep Underground, Sunagakure, Land of Wind, EN. Quickly getting to his feet, Kawaki sat back down just as fast. It was the third time he’d managed to get himself to stand, but he’d never gotten any farther than that in the last ten minutes. His panic had lasted long enough for him to pack everything Read more...

Chapter 20: Answers (COTK Book 1)

This entry is part 20 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
“Didn't ask to be alive, but I'm livin...'” Asurami muttered as he looked up at the front of the Daimyo’s Palace. Crouching, Asurami poured Chakra into his legs and jumped. Landing smoothly on the third story roof a moment later, he walked over to a spot of shade and pulled a cigarette from Read more...

Chapter 19: Tranquility (COTK Book 1)

This entry is part 19 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
“Thank you, Temari-san, for taking the time to teach me.” “You’re welcome, Naruto-san,” Temari replied, smiling. Opening the kitchen cabinet in front of her, Temari pulled out a small wooden bowl and set it on the counter before walking toward a shelf. Quickly getting out of her way, Read more...

Chapter 18: Karma (COTK Book 1)

This entry is part 18 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
As Baki quietly watched his comrades and leader plan out a battle strategy, he couldn't help but think about how many innocent lives would be lost. There was nothing they could do about it either, and while he understood that, Baki resented it. His first urge had been to suggest evacuating civilians Read more...

Chapter 17: Silent Killing (COTK Book 1)

This entry is part 17 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
"So… what are we doing?" The look Baki gave Sasori was clearly full of annoyance, though Sasori didn't pay it any mind. "Did you not read the mission scroll before we left?" Sasori smiled, "Nope." Sighing, Baki shook his head before checking that Gaara and Naruto were still following them. Read more...

Chapter 16: Kumo (COTK Book 1)

This entry is part 16 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
Aoki Restaurant, Sunagakure, Land of Wind, EN. Rasa chuckled as the chunk of fish flew up into the air, confident the Kunai flying towards his head, hidden behind the meat, would never reach him. Sure enough, once the Kunai had pierced the meat, it reversed course abruptly, as the string of chakra Read more...