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rated: T for teen, 13+. Language, mature content, mild violence, sexual themes

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Ninja Izumi

Chapter 1

"You're a loser, Izumi." The kids laughed at me as they walked away. "You'll never qualify as a ninja!"

I dropped my head in defeat. They were right. I was completely useless. I wasn't a ninja at all. I hugged my legs, not wanting to train but not wanting to return to the village, either. My only friend, Usagi, was on a mission she could actually do. She was just like me. She couldn't do anything either. But she wasn't made fun of… all the time. Some one suddenly pulled me up to my feet.

"What's the matter, kid?" Goemon asked me.

"Ah, nothing." I said quickly.

"Then why are you crying?"

I gasped softly. I wiped my eyes, and my hand was wet. I quickly wiped my eyes. "Ah, uh… I got dirt in my eyes!" I cried.

"Oh." Goemon smiled. He rubbed my head. "Watch out for that, ok?"

"Ok." I nodded. I didn't even realize I was crying. "What are you doing back? I thought you were on a mission."

"That's what I came to talk to you about. Master Momochi wants you to come with me on a mission to Capital."

"Me?" I cried. "On a mission?!"

"He thinks you're ready." Goemon smiled. "If you complete it, you qualify to be a ninja!"

This was so completely sudden. I felt my face turn red. I didn't know why. But I knew I was excited.

"Let me pack up!" I smiled, running to the village.

"Hurry!" Goemon shouted after me. "I'll wait here! And when you get back, we'll go to the Capital!"

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Sorry it's so short! Next will be longer, I promise! Sorry for mistakes! Until next time!