Naruto - Beyond prt 1Chapter 1Leaves spun around the training field, tossed upon a sudden wind like sand caught in a wave in the sea. The targets hung upon the tree were swinging, threatening to break free of their ropes. Just a few minutes before, it had been a quiet summers day, with a gentle breeze. Two figures stood in the centre of the field, suddenly anxious by the roar of the wind, looking cautiously around.The first figure was quite tall, with a shock of golden hair, which stood up as if by static. Three thin marks, almost whiskers, graced his cheeks, and his blue eyes shone with an inner light. He wore an orange and black jumpsuit, looking rather out of place in the middle of the field. His companion looked rather more serious. His short black hair unstyled on his head, wearing a short all black tank top. He was also deathly pale, for reasons he would not discuss with his friends.They had been training together all morning, trying to outdo each other, each trying to improve themselves an
Naruto - Beyond prt 0PrologueYomi sleeps. She tosses and turns in fitful slumber, her face damp with sweat, and her hair thrown askew over the pillow. As she writhes, twists and turns beneath the sheets, she calls out indistinguishable words.Through the door to her room, her parents watch, silent and solemn. What do you think it is her father asked quietly, breaking the silence. Youve asked me that every night since it started, and still, I dont know replied the mother, her voice low, and strained, trying to keep back the worry. It had been 11 nights now. 11 long nights that Yomi had slept like this. 11 nights of her sleep being plagued by nightmares. 11 nights of hell. After the first night, she had simply regarded it as a bad dream, but night after night it returned to her.In her dream, she was drawn to a strange land far to the north. A purple haze filled her vision, and soft voices spoke to her from it. The voices whispered of power, and piece of mind, in
Hedgehogs DilemmaHedgehogs DilemmaMay I tell you all a storyOf an awesome little guyWho lives under my garden shedWhere he finds it nice and dryHis name is Mr HedgehogAnd he is a spikey fellowBut you neednt be bothered by that my friendsFor he is rather mellowI always see him at twilightSnuffling on the grassAnd when all the bugs see him comingThen they run away, fastHow I do love my hedgehogAlways taking life in his strideAnd always when I see himIt fells my heart with prideBut, alas, hedgehogs have a problemThat must make their lives hardFor against their back of spinesThere is no proper guardFor if my little hedgehogEver found his one true loveThen he may not be able to get close to herWith his crown of spines aboveThis is the hedgehogs dilemmaThis is the hedgehogs painThey cannot be close to the ones they loveWithout being looked at in disdainIt must be lonely having those spinesAnd I know this pain you feelFor the pain of being lonelyIs a pain to
Varys: When you imagine yourself up there, how do you look? Does the crown fit? Do all the lords and ladies simper and bow, the ones who sneered at you for years?
Petyr: Its hard for them to simper and bow without heads.