Cookies and Milk
June 2, 2007
Naruto: Inuzumauchi Season 3
Season 3 Premiere-It's Come(Total Chapter Count: 137)
The Land of Snow, one of the most wonderous locations of all the countries. Unlike most of the other places on the continent, the Land of Snow is an unusually peaceful place. A point of pivital peace within the country, though, is its very capital: the Village Hidden in the Snow.
Man: It's for you, Miss Kamio.
Woman: Oh? Somethin' for me, eh?
Outside a small house in that very village, a mailman stood, handing an evnvelope to a somewhat tall woman, with abnormally long black hair tied into a ponytail and a equally abnormally large sword sheathed on her back.
Minagi: Oh, well, thanks! *closes the door* This is weird....nobody but our Leaf Village comrades even know we're here right now......
Slowly opening the letter, Minagi takes haste when the sender of it is revealed.
As she begins to read the letter, the look in her eyes undergo a distinctive change. Her previously cheerful expression has dwindled down completely to one of fear.
Minagi: *folds the letter up* H-Haruhi! Haruhi, get down here!
Voice: Huh? What's goin' on?!
Before Minagi had time to answer, Haruhi Natsaki was already down the flight of stairs, standing before his comrade.
Minagi: Haruhi....pack your bags. We're leaving for the Leaf Village tonight.
Haruhi: W-what the hell?! What's all that about?!
Figuring the letter would say it all, Minagi slips the parchment into his fingers as he quickly begins to scan it. Once his scans suppy him with the main idea of the letter, though, he decides to read it thoroughly.
His eyes slowly scoot up to look at his comrade, a burning flame clearly seen in his glare.
Haruhi: .....I'll get my things.
This happened 6 months after the Leaf Village Ninja had left their home.
A month had passed since then, and only a month was left in the 8 month absence of the Leaf Village group from Konoha.
Throughout the entire continent, there was only one place that could hope to compete with the Snow Village in serenity: The Grass Village. Within the walls of this peaceful place was a man who's life was all but peaceful. And, in truth, he would never wish it any other way.
Sanosuke Inara layed in his bed, the sun almost instantly break through the confines of his window shades. The beam hit his face, awaking him.
Without putting in much effort, he moved his head upward, looking at the calendar above the head of his bed.
Sanosuke: ......7 down.
The door to his house bursted open within minutes of his awakening. He stood, fully dressed, his arms crossed, and his eyes staring straight at the sun above.
Sanosuke: One more god damn month, then I can hightail it outta here!
You see, the Grass Village was a very calm, serene, and overall boring place to live. Sanosuke Inara, though, has learned in his 18 years that none of the above adjectives could be used to describe his life. Having grown so accustom to the action, being forced to live in the Grass Village for 8 months was hell's equilvalent to him.
As he walked through the village, the energy began flowing. Sanosuke wasn't usually this energetic, but today, he had a valid reason. Only a month was left until he was able to return to his home in the Leaf Village. Only a month was left before his life would return back to normal. Only a month was left before chaos was restored.
Just the way I like it.
Sanosuke: *looks around the village* I regret it all....agreeing to come to this damn place, splitting up in general. I sware, this is the last time Tsunade's gettin' her break from me. As 'a matter of fact, I'll give her hell the next time I see her!
Sanosuke turns around, easily recognizing the voice as Mai Sousuke.
Mai: *skids to a stop before Sanosuke* Sano....you know what today is, don't you?
Sanosuke: Oooh, am I finally gettin' laid tonight?! *grins eagerly*
Mai: *arches an eyebrow* Dumbass....
Sanosuke: End of month 7, and the beginning of month 8. You think I'm not keeping track of how much longer I have to stay in this hellhole?
Mai: Hellhole? Are you saying you don't think this place is nice and serene? The kind of place....*blushes* ....you'd want to start a family in?
Sanosuke: Like hell! This place is way to calm.....I've lived my life on the edge so far, but this place has almost made me completely forget whta it's like to feel the action of a life and death battle! I'd rather be ambushed by Shi than stay here, ANY DAY.
Mai: That's what's wrong with you, Sanosuke! Whenever your given time off, you don't appreciate. But during our battles with the Shihamachi, you....
Sanosuke: Feel at home.
Sanosuke: I feel alive, Mai. *sighs* Listen, we've made it through 7 months, are you tellin' me we're gonna break apart only 30 days before we gotta head back?
Mai: I'm just.....I'm just saying that...*shoots her head up toward Sanosuke* I'm just sa.....
Almost the instant Mai opens her mouth to continue the argument, Sanosuke's lips meet with her own. It was only a peck, but it was more than enough to stop Mai in her tracks, her face beet red.
Sanosuke: It's kinda hilarious how easily I can shut you up, ya know? *chuckles, walking ahead* Guess its' just my charm.
Mai: *smiles* That idiot.....I've gotta find a way to increase my willpower against things like that......
The two stand right at the exit of the village, not daring to take a step out of the abode. Neither of them had for an entire 7 months.
Sanosuke: The Shihamachi.....they duped us good last time, didn't they?
Sanosuke: We were all so confident in our ablity to take them down that day...we were sure that our lives were gonna turn back to normal on that day....it was all for nothing, huh?
Mai: Within the time that we've been gone, don't you think that the Leaf would have already gotten a lead on exactly where they could be?
Sanosuke: Hell if I know........Koshiro Nataski.....a sneaky lil' bitch, isn't he?
Mai: ......Most definitely.
Just as the two turned around to enter the village once more, a ruffle is heard in the bushes surrounding the exit.
Sanosuke: *shoots his head around* ........You hear that?
Another ruffle is heard, coming from the bushes, but in a different spot.
Mai: Ripped 'em right out of my mouth......
Suddenly, from the bushes, a ninja wearing a Leaf Village Anbu suit comes forth.
Sanosuke: An Anbu?
Anbu: Excuse me, sir, miss! *stops in front of Sanosuke and Mai, holding up a letter* I need to deliver this to a person named Sanosuke Inara whom is supposedly residing in this very village at the moment.
Sanosuke: Sanosuke Inara, huh? I think I've met that guy before.....alright, what your lookin' for is a guy with this hair color....*points to his hair* ...bloodshot eyes similar to my own, wearing an outfit like mine, and hanging out with a girl about this hot. *nods toward Mai*
Anbu: Thank you! *runs past Sanosuke*
Sanosuke: *grabs the Anbu by the collar and pulls him in front of him* Seeing as your a member of the Anbu Elite Forces, I'm gonna have to say that your a lot smarter than what you just did leads me to believe.
Anbu: Wait.....your Sanosuke, aren't you?
Sanosuke: Sanosuke? Who's that guy? *arches an eyebrow*
Anbu: W-what the hell are you saying?!
Mai: *sighs* Please, just ignore what he's saying, his name is Sanosuke. You've found your man.
Anbu: Oh? In that case, your Mai Sousuke, correct?
Mai: *nods, smiling* Bingo.
Sanosuke: Probably the first thing he's gotten right all day.
Anbu: Good, because I believe I can trust you a bit more than him, regardless of whom this letter was assigned to. *hands Mai the letter* Now, I must be off. I sure you don't need an escort, correct? It's only been 8 months since you've been gone.
Sanosuke: What are you talkin' about?
Anbu: Read the letter, you'll find out.
Shortly afterward, the Anbu darts off into the forest.
Mai: *opens the letter hesitantly* Erm......ya know what, I don't want to be the bearer of any bad news, so why don' you open it, Sano? It is adressed to you, after all.
Sanosuke: Mhm. *nods, taking the letter*
Heh, it's been a while since you've heard from me, hasn't it, Sano? It's Tsunade. Seeing as there hasn't been any report sent to us over the passed seven months, I'm lead to believe that your humbly enjoying your trip. I hate to interfere with you and Mai's, and the rest of your companions' off time, but a situation has occured.
*Look below for the rest of the premiere chapter!*