Hey, it's me; Taz! :)
I'm back. And i'm so sorry it's been so long since i've updated. I miss you guys so much!
This is a new story for you, one i've been pondering about for a while. The first chapter is finally finished, but don't expect the second one to be out within a week – I've got exams starting tomorrow.
And yes, yes I am freaking about my exams.
WISH ME LUCK GUYS.
I'm going to need it.
But, lucky for you guys, after this week, I have holidays. So i'm planning to get Demon Couple 2 back up into gear and put out a couple one-shots that i've been working on but not yet finished.
I hope everything works out okay.
Anyways, ENJOY MY NEW STORY 'TRAPPED'.
Slowly prying my eyes open, I felt a sharp pain vibrating through my limbs. Who knew consciousness could be so agonising? I knew something was wrong before I even moved a single muscle; my instincts had already gone into overdrive.
The pain was a big clue, too.
I slowly clenched my muscles, starting with my fingers and moving up to my shoulders, legs and torso. Nothing broken, I thought with relief as I slowly started stretching my limbs.
Sitting up, I took in my surroundings for the first time, not that I could see much. I was surrounded by complete darkness. It could've been a really cloudy night, but I knew straight away that I wasn't outside. I couldn't feel the breeze of the night, and the floor was made of stone. A cave?
Gathering chakra behind my eyes, I subtly activated my byakugan, thanking God that my eyes were still connected to my face.
My first assumption was correct. However, as I studied my surroundings, I realised that I was a prisoner.
Not that I should've been surprised. I woke up where I didn't remember going to sleep and was feeling a certain amount of pain. Oh, and I was in a cave.
In a cage.
A very unattractive black thick barred cage.
That I probably couldn't break out of if I tried.
Yeah, I was a prisoner.
My body jolted up into a sitting position as I heard somebody grunt. I ignored the pain from the sudden movement, and thoroughly identified the room that I was in. It was a large open space, my cage sitting in the corner of it, and a number of other cages situated alongside me.
All of them were unoccupied.
I felt like I was a circus freak, living life in a cage for people to gawk and laugh at.
Except there circus sucked because there weren't any customers.
And I was alone.
Taking another glance around the room, I once again came to the conclusion that there was no one else in the room. Random Human must be in a different room.
I sighed, looking at the cages in line with mine, and wondered why Random Human would be placed in a different room when there was so much space near me.
Did I really smell that bad?
I sighed, realising that I was being an idiot and focused my byakugan, looking past the room I was situated inside.
The solid rock walls were enforced with chakra, and I couldn't see past the large lonely room I was currently situated in.
Okay, that one was me.
I sighed, stopping the incessant thinking and sat silently in my cage.
My cage. It was already starting to feel like home.
Not that my home was much better.
Shaking the thoughts out of my head, I concentrated on the situation I was in. I had been conscious for approximately four and a half minutes – a really long four and a half minutes – and sensed no movements.
Apart from the random grunts of pain from Random Human in the next room.
The air was cold, but I couldn't tell if that was because of the area I was in, or it was just cold inside the cave. If it were cold areas, I would possibly be somewhere in the land of rain... or was it winter?
Last time I was conscious it was summer in Konoha, but I didn't know how long I'd been asleep in this cage.
I've been conscious for five minutes and I miss it already.
I felt defeated, sitting in a cage, not knowing where I was or who had taken me, and father's words came rushing to the front of my mind.
How pathetic. You've never amounted to anything and that's not going to change any time soon. You're no daughter of mine. You'll get nothing in your useless pathetic life.
Well, he was wrong about that last bit. I've got a cage in my 'useless pathetic life'. A rather clean cage at that. I mumbled to myself, feeling the sudden urge to laugh.
It really wasn't funny.
"Looks like sleeping byakugan has woken up."
I jumped, my head spinning towards the voice, and I watched with wide eyes as a man I had only met once before stepped into the room and towards me.
I searched my brain for his name, "... Kabuto-san?" I guessed, hoping I had the name correct.
"Ah, you remember me. How are you feeling, Hyuuga-chan?" He walked up towards my cage, taking a casual stance only feet in front of me.
I debated between giving him an honest answer and spitting in his face for several moments, before deciding on simply settling in my cage into a more comfortable and flexible position – prepared for battle.
"Why am I here?" I asked, my byakugan-activated eyes narrowing, "What do you want with me?"
A chuckle resonated from Kabuto's throat, and he slowly started to walk around the exterior of my cage, "Oh, my dear Hinata. You are very important to me during this near future. Call it... research, if you will."
The way he looked at me then made me shudder in repulsion, and despite how I tried to hide the feeling, I could tell he noticed. "I'm a science experiment." I whispered to myself, suddenly scared.
"I've been here for a lot longer than I've realised." My eyes widened with the realisation. "How long have you been experimenting on me?!" I swiftly moved into a standing position, noticing the pain in my joints and stiff muscle tendons that hadn't been used in a while.
This wasn't good.
"My, my. You're quite perceptive." That repulsive chuckle radiated through the room once again. "Three weeks."
It could've been worse, I tried to reason with myself. "What..." I hesitated. I didn't really want to know the answer. "What have you done to me?"
"Just a little bit of this and a little bit of that." Chuckle. "You might notice some subtle changes, but the main performance has yet to begin."
I could tell he was debating on whether to tell me the specifics, and internally crossed my fingers. I had to know what had happened to me. Did I feel any different? I didn't think so.
I glazed over my entire figure with the byakugan, looking for any noticeable changes. Bruises. I saw a lot of bruises, which had small pin-sized holes in the centre.
I checked through my blood stream and chakra network. Slightly larger chakra capacity. Large amount of antibiotics in the blood. Tighter muscle tendons.
I couldn't tell if that last one was Kabuto's doing – strengthening my muscles – or the after-effects of me not moving in three weeks.
Wait a minute.
I could clearly see my blood stream and my muscle system. Before today... well, last time I was conscious, the only thing the byakugan could see was the chakra network.
Now I could see even further into the human body.
My byakugan had been subtly enhanced.
My eyes shot back up to Kabuto as he let out a small sigh. "I've placed a certain altered antibiotic into your bloodstream that makes it easier for me to study your byakugan in depth without any lasting damage. The antibiotic, however, seems to have also affected your muscle growth and chakra network, which was an interesting side effect in which I was unprepared for." He glanced at me as if he was staring straight through me, "It seems as though you have a certain adaptable quality in your genetics that adjusts with new chemical entities entering your body in a swift and rapid rate." A smile. "You have got quite interesting genetics, Hyuuga-chan. Your byakugan is only the frosting on the cake."
I stared at him vacantly for a few moments, the information overloading my brain.
For the first time since I woke up, I wanted to cry.
This was not how I wanted to spend the rest of my life.
"Are you... finished with me?" I asked tentatively, despite already knowing the answer.
"Oh no. I haven't even started yet, my dear. You've got a long way to go." He grasped the bars of the cage with his hands, smiling happily at me.
My eyes glanced to his fingers, curled around the iron chakra-reflecting bars, and took the chance to move. Lunging towards him, I grabbed one of his hands, sending chakra to my palms and reaching forward to strike his heart.
Centimetres away my byakugan was directed to the hand I had left on the bar of my cage, as chakra was gathering and he had pulled a one-handed hand sign.
And the next thing I knew, everything was black.
I hope you guys enjoyed that.
Tell me what you think, cause, really, it's up to you guys whether I continue this or not.
I only wanna write things you are gonna enjoy.
So... tell me what you think!
You guys are all really amazing.
Much love, Taz.
It's so good to be back.