A/N: Hey, guys...

I'm back.

And I will be updating this story. However, since it's been so long, I plan on rewriting the first three chapters. Completely. In fact, I'm holding them captive and remaking the beginning of Bound and Free and Inbetween. Instead of the ship sailing during the Chunin Exams, I'm backing way up to the Land of Waves Arc. I know this arc is used the most but I realized I wanted more character development and I portrayed the genin of Team Seven as mary-sues(stues) during the exams.

Over-powered characters may be fun and easy to write BUT! (I've been assaulted by an epiphany.) Challenging characters are much more fun and satisfying to write. To me and my readers. Most of you, I hope.

Heads Up! ~ I am introducing four characters from other shows and games. Don't worry too much about them. They're like sidekicks so they will not be taking up a lot of room. Barely, but you will see them.

There is one OC who plays a major role. Deddokarasu Kibichi will stay in the shadows for many chapters. He has many responsibilites. You'll like him... Or else.

SPOILER ALERT! The borrowed characters are - Sesshoumaru from Inuyasha, Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, Flemeth Witch of the Wilds from Dragon Age series, and Summoner Yuna from Final Fantasy X.

Now. Sorry if this fake chapter got your hopes up. But fear not. I'm raising this story from the grave.

See ya'll around.

[] AemV