She stared down at the various pieces of paper surrounding her with much frustration Sitting on the floor of a simple stage inside a theater with but a darkened cave as the backdrop, she couldn't help but curse at the paper around her. A few pages in front of her were written with what looked to be a chapter to a story. On one of the papers was the title, Remembering what was Forgotten Sequel. But, the other surrounding paper were blank. Seeing the blank pieces of paper infuriated her to no end.
From stage left, two young teens walked out onto the stage. One was a young boy with dark hair and eyes while the other was a young girl with black hair and red-brown eyes. The girl was chattering incessantly to the boy about something along the lines of 'ramen' when they both stopped upon seeing the girl. The girl looked uncertainly between the older girl and her companion. The boy frowned and shrugged. Hesitantly, the girl spoke up.
"Um, Twilit Angel? What are you doing out here? It's kind of late to be plotting, isn't it?" she asked.
"For the love of God!" she finally cried out. She threw her hands up in the air. "Why is this so hard? I can't come up with a good plot for the sequel!"
"Of course. I knew she'd run into trouble with the plotting," the boy drawled with a roll of his eyes.
"Sasuke, what's she talking about?" the girl asked, curiously.
"You know how she's writing a sequel to our story in the Shippuden era?" The girl nodded. "Apparently, while she was still writing the first story, she went ahead and started the first chapter and a scene for the second story. She already went ahead and wrote down the first chapter, but she doesn't have an idea what to do with the rest of the story."
"What do you mean? I thought she was following the plot of Shippuden?"
"No. Because of what happened in the first story, she altered me going to Orochimaru and since I have no desire to kill Itachi, most of the canon story is gone. She can't write anything except a couple scenes. She doesn't have an idea on what to do."
"But, she told me she was going to involve the Akatsuki!"
"I am! But, I'm at a loss on how to freakin' characterize them or how to get any scenes with them right!" Twilit Angel yelled with a small whine at the end. She curled up into herself in a sulk. "I've read a bunch of Akatsuki stories to get this straight, but I don't feel like any of them would act like that!"
"Act like what?" the boy, Sasuke, asked.
"For one thing, I know as sure as hell Tobi doesn't go around talking in third person and screaming, 'Tobi is a good boy!'"
"Nope! I don't talk like that at all!"
The three jumped at the sudden voice. Whipping their heads to the backdrop, they saw Tobi standing there. He was rolling on the balls of his feet with a happy aura around him. He skipped over to where Twilit Angel was. He pulled her into a hug.
"It's okay, Twi-chan. I know this is really tough for you. But, you've gotta hang in there! I know you can do it! You already know how I'm like and people like Zetsu-san and Deidara-senpai act," he reassured her.
Twilit Angel squirmed from under his hold. She wasn't comfortable being around this masked freak knowing who he was. Though, she would never tell him she knew. "Well, I know Hidan does cuss like a sailor."
"Fuck you, Kakuzu!" Hidan's voice echoed from backstage. "I don't give a fuck about your damn money! Don't interrupt my sacrificial ritual with that lousy shit!"
"See what I mean?" she said to a startled Katy and Sasuke. "I know how everyone else is, but I can't think of chapters to get you two fully involved with them. I don't know how they would react to Sasuke besides Deidara, Kisame, and Itachi."
"Wait, wait, wait. How are you involving us with them? And why do I get the feeling you're screwing us over yet again?" Sasuke demanded. A small pit of dread formed in his belly.
"Because I am?" Twilit Angel grinned impishly at them. "I can't tell you the full details without ruining anything."
"Oh-kay. If you're having a problem, then what are you going to do?" Katy asked, uncertainly.
"Well, I kind of want one of my fans/followers of my stories to help me write out chapters. Because I'm running out of ideas here. But, I'm not sure how to go about asking them."
"Oh! Oh! I have an idea!" Tobi said. He suddenly let go to Twilit Angel to spring up to his feet. He turned to the empty audience and waved wildly. "Hi, there, Twi-chan's reviewers! We'd really like someone to come help Twi-chan with the sequel because she's really bad at this!"
"I'll love you forever and ever if you do! I'm sure she'll credit you for any of your ideas!"
"And please private message her if you are willing to gift her with ideas or chapters," another voice said. This time, from behind Sasuke and Katy. The two jumped with a squeal from Katy. Looking over their shoulder, they found Itachi standing there with his arms folded. He tilted his head in a lazy style with piece of his hair falling in front of his face. "She will provide you with what she has already planned if you do so. Because of what the story idea, she will need all the help she can get. For now, all we can say here in this author's note is you can expect many appearances from the Akatsuki."
"What the-Itachi, what are you doing here?" Sasuke asked incredulously.
"It is getting rowdy backstage. I needed a bit of peace and quiet before Twilit begins writing and posting chapters," he said with a shrug.
"Wait, you know what she's planning?" Katy asked.
Itachi smirked, lifting a finger to his lips.
"You will find out soon."
"Yeah, yeah! Please, help out Twi-chan!" Tobi said with a small laugh at the end. "Oh! But, since we have to wait for them to message Twi-chan, we have lots of time to play!"
"What? No, I have to start writing-"
Twilit Angel was interrupted when Tobi scooped her up from off the ground. He slung her over his shoulder like a human-sized bag of potatoes. She protested.
"Nope! You have time to do that! You've got all summer!" Tobi chirped. "C'mon! I think Deidara-senpai has some clay we can play with. Oh, I know! We can play hide-and-seek with him, too! I'm great at hide-and-seek!"
"No! Tobi! Put me down!" Twilit Angel shrieked. She flailed in the arms of the masked shinobi, but it did no damage as he carried her off stage to head to the waiting rooms where the rest of the Akatsuki were. "Tobi!"
"I suppose I should go prepare for what's to come," Itachi sighed. He followed after them without so much as a goodbye to his younger brother and his friend.
Katy and Sasuke soon found themselves standing on alone. They traded a look of dread and fear.
"I've got a bad feeling about this," Katy admitted to Sasuke.
"I do, too," Sasuke agreed. He had a feeling he wouldn't like where the new story was going. For all he knew Twilit Angel was going to torture him again as was her habit.
The two were left in silence as the lights on the stage dimmed to go prepare for the new story to be told.
As it says! Please, help me!