A/N: Due to popular demand, this is the story that will be done first. It's called "Click" as you already know and it's an AU centering around ShikaTema (who else would I write about?). I also wanted to include a few other of the characters from Konohagakure and Sunagakure so Kiba, Ino, Neji and Sasuke will be taking on some rolls along with Kankurou, Gaara and Matsuri! YAY! *cough* Anywho, here's the introduction to the story. I don't own Naruto by the way. Just in case you were wondering. This story will probably be relatively short, maybe 4 or 5 chapters. I'm not too sure yet.
Also, I'd like to thank everyone that voted in the poll. I wasn't sure which one to work on first and because you were all very helpful, I've decided to do all the stories on the list in due time. I'm actually looking forward to writing the next one but this one is taking top priority. This was my favourite idea by far, if I do say so myself.
To those of you that have reviewed "Inside The Fire", I can't express how thankful I am. Cookies and Milk to you all! I was worried that the idea was too far fetched and that people wouldn't give it a chance but alas, you have all proved me wrong and I'm immensely thankful for that. The reception I received was positive and encouraging, hence the overload of new ideas! So, I'm probably boring you all to death already and that's never a good sign so I'll stop my ranting (for now) and let you get on with the story.
I'm in the wrong place at the wrong time,
Always the last one in a long line,
Waiting for something to turn out right, right.
--Just my luck - McFly
The solar eclipse had just begun, the sun disappearing behind a large black orb in the sky. The surrounding area was quiet and still except for the two lone figures standing at the edge of the town park, just past the cherry bushes and the oak trees.
A bright light flashed, illuminating a tall, chestnut haired man with kabuki paint on his face and narrow eyes. He looked through the lens of the camera and adjusted the stand into the right position before stepping aside as the timer went off and the camera flashed again.
"Kankurou," said the tall blonde who was leaning against the green railings that extended around the park. Her hair was tied in four ponytails at the back of her head and the flash of the camera revealed her piercing teal eyes. "Hurry up. I have a job to do early in the morning and you're just wasting time." He looked at her with bored eyes. She hadn't stopped complaining since they had arrived and he was growing impatient.
"I haven't gotten the right picture yet and besides, you don't even know what your next job is so shut your mouth and keep quiet. I can't concentrate." Temari scoffed. Concentrate, my ass. She pushed herself off of the railings with her leg and walked to where her brother was standing, still tinkering with the stand and trying to angle the camera. Her khaki pants ruffled slightly as she stopped, only feeling the breeze now that she had left the shade that the bushes and trees provided. She grabbed the camera from its stand, put the lens to her eye and looked up at the sky.
Another flash of blinding white light and the picture was taken, absolutely flawlessly. Kankurou rolled his eyes. Show off. He packed up the stand and the other equipment and put them in their respective containers.
"You know, it's bad luck to take a direct photo of the eclipse, don't you?" he said, pulling the black straps of the case onto his back as he did so. She scoffed again before walking back down the road in the direction of her car.
"I'm head photographer for "Illustrations" magazine, I have clients piling up on my desk at the office and best of all, I just had an interview with a critic the other day. He was really pleased with my work." She listed the things off on her fingers as she continued babbling on about her achievements, most of which Kankurou only half listened to. She smirked at his vacant expression and rooted her keys from her pocket.
"Bad luck doesn't exist in my world."
Kankurou shook his head as he watched her car spin into reverse before disappearing down the road. Tsk Tsk, Temari. When will you ever learn?
"You've just jinxed yourself," he said to the night, smiling as he made his way to his own car.