Naruto © Masashi Kishimoto.

Author's notes: Finally, a character I haven't done!


The blank walls of the long hallway stretch out before him and- whiter even than his own skin- they prove too enticing a canvas for the little boy. Taking a handful of crayons from his bulging pocket, he reaches as high as he can and scores a long, rainbow line down towards the linoleum floor.

How interesting! A moment later, the multicolored rays are joined by an orange spiral and two humanoid figures of blue and green. The child stares hard at these strangely hued people, imagines them dancing with joy at the sight of his lovely artistic creation.

Slowly, they begin to shimmer into life-

Before falling flat at the annoyed voice of one of the orphanage's caretakers. "Hey! What do you think you're doing?"

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but the nameless boy knows that he is in trouble and can only think of one: "Nothing."