Every shadow has its own right to escape from the darkness...
To find the soul, the soul of the light.
Every wind has its own right to blow themselves freely...
To find the soul, the soul of freedom.
. . . Two souls that are one. . .
. . .They are meant to be. . .
. . .They just,
haven't realized it, yet. . .
"Ugh, what are you guys getting so excited about?"
Oh boy, you are so lack of youthfulness.
"Actually, why do I have to be the one who gets this match-up change so frequently?"
Just shut up, and go get her, Shikamaru.
"Get up, kid! How long are you going to lie there?!"
Oh, it seemed like he really had no choice.
"Ow, man! It's a girl again?"
Again, yes. But she will be the last for you, boy.
"Oh, man...Why am I always end up fighting women?"
Because, that's your curse.
"I lose. I give up."
Those were just a matter of simple three-words,
but we shall never forget.
'cause, that's how everything started.
"Damn. A female hokage? I hate women. They're selfish and annoying."
"Besides, they think that they can bossy us guys around. Damn, I hate girls."
He hates women, yes, he does. Well, he hated women. He 'did'.
"Shikamaru, listen to me. There wouldn't be any men if there weren't any women."
"Men are not good without any women around."
"Even the roughest woman is tender to the guy she loves."
It looks like those wise words of a father could make a huge challenge for his son's life.
"Who the hell are you!?"
"Alliance of Konoha."
"It's hard to believe that you'd changed sides so quickly."
He said, feeling rather relieved and alarmed at the same time.
"It's not like we wanted to attack Konoha. It was an order. It's the same reason I'm here now."
She told him the truth, and she really was being truthful.
"I see. The Fifth did this. We're saved."
"By the way, when did you become so dim-witted?"
She teased. Oh yeah, she 'teased'.
A slightest smile crept onto her face.
"Are you going to give up again? Well then, I'll take care of this."
She still teased.
"I'm not going to give up. A man can't stand by and be protected by a woman."
He argued whilst defending for himself.
"Huh, still babbling about that man and woman crap, as always."
"Stop acting all tough, idiot."
She snapped back with smart replies.
"She ran away?"
She suggested back.
"No, I can't see that happening."
He answered her.
"But I just got here. Give me an analysis of her and fighting style. And explain the current situation."
And then, he explained all about the flute chick and his current situation that time.
"-If you ask me, we're at a disadvantage. At this rate, sooner or later we'll get trapped. It would be better if we back off for a bit and-"
As he explained the whole thing...
"Who the hell asked for your opinion?"
She cut him off.
"I told you to explain the situation."
"Don't underestimate my power... If that chick thinks she's going to hide away while we wait for her to play her flute, she's just too naive!"
"Kuchiyose... Kirikiri Mai!"
And then, here it comes the tempest~
He was so shocked.
"Well... It's over."
What a poor boy, he looked really lost back then. A dumbfounded look displayed across his whole face.
Well, it was priceless, anyway.
"What a violent person... She's even scarier that my Mom."
That was he had thought about her.
...scarier than his Mom.
"How was that?"
And a grin succeed to escape into her face.
The scary, yet beautiful smile~
"But this time around, I sure have to thank her."
And with that, he smiled back.
"There's nothing you can do being nervous. Sacrifices are a given when it comes to missions."
"You've undergone psychological training, haven't you?"