|Insanity by Shuriken
Author: Saskicheez PM
Life as a ninja can be confusing at the best of times, but add in a country trying to use you to start a civil war, a stone faced babysitter and his permanently pessimistic comrade, a serious case of bloodlust, a summons who acts as if he's your conservative old grandpa, an addiction to orange juice, and a loathing of waking up, you get the life of the one and only Kobayashi Ruka.Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,589 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 02-11-13 - Published: 01-21-13 - id: 3094054
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A/N: This is just a story I came up with in math class and mainly wrote in science (hate that subject) Anyways hope you enjoy it.
Ruka walked along, kicking snow drifts as she trudged through the streets of the Hidden Village in Blizzards. She deflected a snowball that almost hit her head as she turned a corner, which was followed by a scared apology from a little girl. She smiled and knelt down, ruffling her black hair.
"No, I should be sorry, it would've hit your friend if I didn't get in the way right?"
The child nodded, still slightly scared.
"Well then, you have good aim maybe you'll grow up to be a weapons specialist." She grinned at the girl before walking off.
She turned back, faintly smiling, her scarf and dark green ponytail flipping back. A new chibi still stood stiffly, but more at ease than the girl, who was pulling on his sleeve.
"Why do the grown ups call you Crimson Lotus?"
Her's smile slipped for a second before she recovered it.
"Because I was first brought here after slaughtering 10 Fire Jounin."
Her face fell further as the kids moved to run away. Her once content expression faded into one of hurt, and with a swish of her long coat she had turned down another street, disappearing from view. She scowled, kicking through the snow, glaring at anyone that flinched away from her.
A small bundle of jacket and scarf had slammed into her from behind, resulting in both tumbling into the snow.
"Ruka! You're back!"
Said greenette sat up groaning, before standing so she could tower over the shorter redhead.
"Suzu, I've been in the village for a few days, blind much?"
She set off towards the mission office, knowing full well that her friend would follow.
"Meanie, I was just busy, that's all."
She rolled her eyes as she trudged along while ignoring the whining of the short redhead. Blocking out the world except for the neccesary landmarks for finding the office, she zoned out thinking of the look of terror on the children's faces. She zoned out so much she ended up running into someone, well really someone ran into her but whatever. One second she was upright and walking and the next a red blur sped in and out of her vision then she found herself on the ground, again, with a boy in grey as the culprit on top of her, a chakra faintly appearing in her still dulled senses.
"Sorry, I'm in a bit of a hurry" He scrambled off her before running after the red blur, leaving her lying on the ground. And there she lay for a few minutes, her eyes closed, just enjoying the relative silence of the snow filled city, her city. Though that was ruined by the approaching unknown chakras. One had a strange red-ish feeling, vibrant and energetic, the other a muted gray, restrained and calm. With them was one she recognized very well, Suzu, a bright hyper orange.
"-you know where we can find the Crimson Lotus?" Her eyes snapped open and she leapt to the rooftops as she heard them around the corner.
'Why is Suzu talking to someone who wants to meet me?'
She watched them come into the area beneath her, concealing her chakra as she hid.
Juchiro was wondering just how he got himself into this situation. Following Asuka and some redheaded chibi as they talked about stupid girl things, just because some elder said she was the only one that the Lotus would listen to.
"Well Lotus-kun tends to be around town, but if she doesn't know why you want to meet her then she hides."
The small girl was talking to Asuka, and finally explaining why the elder said to find her instead of finding the Lotus right away.
"No offense but why are you the only one she listens to?"
She turned to him with a grin.
"Cause I'm the only one who listened to her."
She held up a hand to stop their question.
"Now," She dropped the grin for a serious expression. "Why do you want to meet her, and if it isn't worth her time, you won't get to."
Juchirou sighed and ran a hand over his face before pulling out the mission scroll and handing it to her.
"Here this should explain it-"
"Oi Suzu, You're sloooow. I got bored."
He raised an eyebrow as a girl entirely clad in green landed behind the redhead and plucked the scroll out of her fingers. He watched her face as she read it and found it amusing. Her bored face slowly became more neutral as she read further, but as she reached the end her bangs had fallen to hide her face and her hands shook.
"So the bastard is still alive is he?"
Asuka squeaked in fright and hid behind him as she glared at them, rolling up the scroll before throwing it at his feet.
"I don't recall needing his protection last time, given that He was the one that kicked me out of the village to fend for myself."
She turned and started walking away.
"We're leaving Suzu, I still need a job."
"So you are her correct? The Crimson Lotus?"
She stopped before turning and walking back to right in front of him.
"Yes. Crimson Lotus, Bloody Tempest, Red Flower, these are all names people have called me. I honestly don't care what you do call me, but I refuse to go back with you from a place where I am free if not feared, to a place where I am sure to be imprisoned."
"It would be for your own good-"
Her eyes flashed and she grabbed the front of Asuka's jacket.
"Don't you dare say anything He orders is for my own good, if he and the elders really cared about my wellbeing they wouldn't have sent me away the first time. They just want to make sure I don't turn on them and to keep others from using me in ways they don't like."
She dropped the collar and strode off, leaving a confused Suzu looking between her and the visitors.
"Uh...well you know how to find me, sorry. Ruka, wait up!"
And with that the two of them left the strange Southerners standing in the street.
"Well that went well."
"Oh shut up Asuka."
"Ruka. Ruka. Ruka! RUKA!"
Suzu winced as the taller greenette yelled in her face. Her face fell as she saw the expression on Ruka's face. Betrayal, pain, fear, sadness and fury cycled across it before she looked away and walked off again. Suzu ran to catch up to see her face again.
"Why did they want you to go back with them?"
"To prevent me from being used to start a civil war."
"Well who's bright idea was it to assume you couldn't take care of yourself?"
"Sato." She spat. "Sato Ryuuji, the head of Hidden Village of Forests."
Suzu frowned creasing her forehead.
"But that's in the Flame Nation, why would someone use you?"
"I was born in their village, but I was forced to leave as a child."
After Suzu asked, Ruka stopped walking and the emotions began cycling on her face again.
Pain, Hatred, Sadness, Betrayal, and...Longing.
She stayed silent and unmoving, staring into space.
Ruka began moving again.
"It's not important, just forget about it."
"Drop it. Please?"
Suzu felt herself die a little inside as her usually strong friend sounded so helpless.
"Gaaaaaaaah! Now what are we supposed to do? The one we're supposed to take back is pissed off at us, even the one she listens to seems to not like us." Asuka sighed at a pause in her rant. "We're screwed!"
As she nursed the new bruise on her forehead Juchirou pulled another golf ball from his pocket.
"We are not screwed, we just have to send word back-"
He raised an eyebrow as she scrambled up off the floor and onto her bed.
"If we tell him that she is refusing he'll send backup and she'll never come then. Just tell him she says she needs to stay a little longer to finish paying off her rent or something. Then we can convince her and not have her kill us all in our sleep on the way back."
He stared blinking for about 5 minutes before smirking slightly.
"Who would've thought, even dumb blondes can have good ideas."
"I'M NOT BLONDE!"
"Doesn't mean you're not stupid."
"I WILL DESTROY YOU!"
Heheh...meow... ... anyways please review. it'd be much appreciated, and the pineapple god might give you cookies:)