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Author has written 6 stories for Naruto.

4/17/20: Updates, edits, art and new stories being planned. Follow me on twitter — @ TricksieWrites — for updates. Visit my website — swirling petals dot com — for early previews of every chapter, extended author's notes and spoilers!

1/26/20: Woah! Time flies! But I'm still here!! Still writing, still making art, and still chipping away at these stories!! Don't worry though, I'll get them finished...eventually! :D

11/25/15: Still alive! Sorry, life took me away from updating for a while. But I'm back with a vengeance! New chapters on all stories coming soon, as well as some artwork of the beautiful panels from AVitW. NS for the win!

11/19/14: No worries about the ending of the manga, the movie and the new series. Only inspires me to write more! Will continue posting stories, plus a few new ones! All NS! ;) So read and enjoy!

9/10/13: Still doing housekeeping on each chapter of A Voice in the Wind. Sweeping out the spelling and grammatical bugs, ironing out the continuity wrinkles, etc. etc. Starting with chapter one. Will eventually hit them all, but I'm in no hurry. You'll see the note at the bottom that I've edited it.

These stories began as writing prompts for National Novel Writing Month. And like all good plot bunnies, they've hopped around and multiplied like crazy!

Like: music, writing, painting, sketching, anything crafty, long drives, Rumi, grafitti, anything Studio Ghibli

Love: my family, immeasurably

Laugh: I write lists like stranded people yell at helicopters

Dislike: eggplant (not the color though) and mosquitos

Catch me at swirling petals dot com for previews, spoilers, art and more!

A Voice in the Wind

Sakura is abducted on a mission by a rogue nin. He reveals himself to be about the same age as she is, but is very cagey about most all other details of his life. However they form a strong bond in their short time together, stronger in fact than any of the bonds with her assigned teammates from her village. She manages to escape, returns home and works over the next few years to be a stronger, more capable ninja. But the bond she had with the rogue nin is never matched with any of her fellow nins.

She encounters the rogue again over the course of the next few years and forms an even stronger friendship with him. But that bond is shaken to the core when a mission goes terribly wrong. Both betrayed, Sakura turns to her true teammates, strengthening her ties to her village. Katsuro sheds his former identity and turns fully into the life that Itachi had planned for him.

But when a chance encounter turns into a nightmare battle, the Akatsuki's newest member, a young blonde mercenary, has to make a hard choice. Will he keep his identity hidden yet let the pink-haired girl die in his arms? Or will he do what he knows is necessary to save her: wrap her in his hard-earned Akatsuki cloak and head straight for the village which failed him as a child?

• Spoiler: Katsuro's identity... I am not a huge fan of original characters, I just can't seem to find a great deal of like or dislike of them as I would rather be reading about the manga characters themselves. So I would hate to put someone off of reading the story because they believed Katsuro was an oc. So, hopefully you've guessed already, but Katsuro is Naruto.

He was abducted by Itachi at a young age, who realized the power a child like that held and seized on the opportunity presented to him by a village that did not take better care of its orphaned jinchurriki. In creating a new identity for him, Naruto chose the name Katsuro, meaning "victorious son," as a snub to the village that failed him.

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No Map Without Water by AkaVertigo reviews
Two people strive to each find their own way, divided and connected by the same purpose: following the Avatar. Sequel to Tempest in a Teacup. AU Zutara...isn’t it?
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 902 - Reviews: 493 - Favs: 1,004 - Follows: 1,324 - Updated: 11/25/2020 - Published: 4/14/2006 - Katara, Zuko
Promise by SouthSideStory reviews
It's a lazy Sunday morning in the Uchiha household, and the children are still asleep. Sasuke lies with his wife and enjoys a moment of peace. SasuSaku.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 490 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 242 - Follows: 46 - Published: 6/11/2014 - [Sasuke U., Sakura H.] - Complete
We don't get drums by Runespoor reviews
There are two things to wait for: the next letter, and the war to end. WWI AU. [gen focus, mentioned NejiHina, implied T7 tension.]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,826 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/17/2013 - Naruto U., Sakura H., Neji H., Hinata H. - Complete
No Legends Left by Runespoor reviews
Two decades in the future, "Madara" has implemented peace. There are no longer Hidden Villages. But there are still ninjas; they just need to be hidden. There's no place left for the legends. [Outsider PoV]
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,394 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/7/2013 - Naruto U., Sasuke U., Sakura H., Team Seven - Complete
Whispers On the Wind by Dark Paine reviews
After the defeat of Itachi, Naruto is able to return Sasuke's battered body to Konoha. Month's later on a mission, Sakura encounters a familiar face, igniting suppressed emotions. With new obstacles rising, what will happen to Team Seven? Eventual Sak/Nar
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 38,255 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 11/29/2013 - Published: 12/15/2010 - Sakura H., Naruto U.
All's Fair in Love and War by Renaerys reviews
The horrors of war are acutely felt by soldiers, but it is the healers who bear the burden of dealing mercy or salvation. When help arrives in the form of the Raikage's withdrawn bodyguard, Sakura begins to wonder if there's a difference.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 29,006 - Reviews: 290 - Favs: 581 - Follows: 624 - Updated: 4/10/2013 - Published: 11/4/2012 - [Shī, Sakura H.]
The Long Way Home by the general girl reviews
Sakura finds Sasuke again in Wind Country five years after the war, when he is supposed to be dead and she is supposed to be beyond caring. Neither have been very good at meeting expectations. — SasuSaku
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 38,516 - Reviews: 930 - Favs: 2,218 - Follows: 736 - Updated: 1/1/2012 - Published: 5/22/2011 - Sasuke U., Sakura H. - Complete
Fighting from the Ruins by Agitated Brains reviews
Another Au in which there is no Deus-ex-lion-turtle, where life and war continue to co-exist somehow. Mainly Zutara, but I plan to branch out to the other characters.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,088 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 9/12/2011 - Published: 1/10/2010 - Katara, Zuko
Captivate Me by dancer-me reviews
Sakura is captured and held at an enemy base after a recon mission gone wrong. With her entire team slaughtered, she wonders why she's been spared – is it because her captors have heard of the pink haired kunoichi who has captured the Hokage's heart?
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 17,971 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 540 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 8/7/2011 - Published: 6/26/2011 - [Sakura H., Naruto U.] - Complete
Color Theory by BlueGreenApples reviews
Canon. SasuSaku. Red was the color of passion, womanhood. Pink was the shade of little girls and delicate things. Next to Karin, Sakura felt like a washed-out imitation.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 95,052 - Reviews: 3019 - Favs: 3,804 - Follows: 3,051 - Updated: 7/22/2011 - Published: 3/22/2008 - Sasuke U., Sakura H.
bits and pieces by the general girl reviews
Sakura nearly dies on the battlefield, and when she opens her eyes again it is not to the same Konoha she knows. — narusaku.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,563 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 306 - Follows: 48 - Published: 4/25/2011 - Sakura H., Naruto U. - Complete
The Girl From Whirlpool by SilverShine reviews
When Naruto's father met his mother, his only impression was that a village out there must have been missing its idiot. Minato/Kushina.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 248,299 - Reviews: 4981 - Favs: 6,310 - Follows: 4,528 - Updated: 3/18/2011 - Published: 1/6/2010 - Minato N., Kushina U.
Scar Tissue by 8sword reviews
“You don’t have a gun,” Uzumaki said. Sakura had taken the clip out of her hair and had it in her mouth to give herself a French braid. She glanced sideways at him and said, around the clip, “Are you offering me yours?” An AU forensic mystery.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 27,470 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 193 - Updated: 4/2/2010 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Sakura H., Naruto U.
Moonless Night by Perspicacity reviews
Bad things happen on moonless nights. Naruto embarks on a final mission, one that brings duty, betrayal, and his feelings for a pink-haired kunoichi to the fore. Naruto/Sakura. AU after timeskip.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,493 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 23 - Published: 12/20/2008 - Naruto U., Sakura H. - Complete
Stormbenders by Fandomme reviews
S3 AU from FBM. Deep in the Fire Nation jungle, the Gaang meets a group of rogue water ninja who send Zuko and Katara on a mission to retrieve Ozai's secret battle plans.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 171,033 - Reviews: 3042 - Favs: 5,143 - Follows: 1,522 - Updated: 7/20/2008 - Published: 2/21/2008 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
Shade of the Leaf by Ravyn reviews
Sasuke is back. Naruto has joined ANBU. Sakura is spending more time in the hospital than in the field. Team 7 struggles to redefine itself, because sometimes you don't know what you really want after all.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 48,937 - Reviews: 792 - Favs: 2,232 - Follows: 1,000 - Updated: 7/9/2008 - Published: 2/24/2008 - [Naruto U., Sakura H.] - Complete
Somewhere in Between by AJ Rayne reviews
Set in the future. After the end of the war, the Fire Nation is in crisis and to mend the broken land, Katara is put in a position she never expected to be in: Fire Lady. The first in a series.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 54,429 - Reviews: 492 - Favs: 1,489 - Follows: 363 - Updated: 12/17/2006 - Published: 12/7/2006 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
Tempest in a Teacup by AkaVertigo reviews
Fate puts Katara in the Fire Nation to grow up in the company of a Dragon, a prince, and a lot of good tea. AU Zutara...of a sort.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 34,018 - Reviews: 1351 - Favs: 4,939 - Follows: 1,519 - Updated: 10/30/2006 - Published: 3/17/2006 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
Love Thy Enemy by RedNovember reviews
[ZK AU] The mighty Fire Empire rules the entire world, after they conquered it a century ago. Now, almost a hundred years later, a tiny tribe of rebels have sent Katara, an undercover assassin, to kill the Fire Emperor Zuko.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 136,905 - Reviews: 2059 - Favs: 2,464 - Follows: 1,077 - Updated: 3/26/2006 - Published: 7/17/2005 - Zuko, Katara - Complete
Asinine Rationalizations by Geno Calamari reviews
Sasuke's moment comes, Ino has some fun, Tenten strikes a blow for the underdog, Hinata soaks up grief she doesn't deserve, Sakura receives some shocking news and Naruto takes it 'like a man.' Rough roads ahead for all.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 56,268 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 209 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 9/5/2005 - Published: 11/29/2004
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A Voice in the Wind reviews
Sakura's friendship with a rogue nin is a lifeline for both, but it cannot last. Nothing ever lasts for him. But when a blond Akatsuki shows up with the bleeding kunoichi in his arms, will she be she strong enough to unravel the mystery of who he is? AU Naru/Saku
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 609,443 - Reviews: 1922 - Favs: 2,210 - Follows: 2,216 - Updated: 5/2/2022 - Published: 3/19/2010 - [Naruto U., Sakura H.] Sasuke U., Itachi U.
Shattered Bonds reviews
For Naruto, bringing Sasuke home is like fitting the last piece in the puzzle. It is all he's worked for. But Sasuke has changed in ways Naruto never expected. And Sakura seems to have fallen for him all over again. While those around him change, Naruto still stands by their old Team 7 bond. But will that choice cost him the ones he loves most? AU. Angsty NS.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 78,135 - Reviews: 519 - Favs: 554 - Follows: 651 - Updated: 10/7/2021 - Published: 8/2/2013 - [Naruto U., Sakura H.] Sasuke U., Hinata H.
The Night Market reviews
Naruto never imagined he'd find the girl of his dreams dishing up ramen at the wrong end of an alley in the middle of the night. Now his comfortable life as a thief is upside down as he tries to get to know her while keeping his gang bosses happy. As the line between reality and disguise blurs, Naruto realizes that achieving her dream just might cost him his freedom. NS/Modern AU
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 29,564 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 216 - Updated: 7/24/2015 - Published: 11/19/2014 - [Naruto U., Sakura H.] Sasuke U., Hinata H.
Thank you, Sakura-chan reviews
Bloodied but victorious, Naruto looked up to see his two teammates beaming at each other. It looked like they had found love. Then he knew it was finally the end. He smiled weakly as she tended his wounds. It was okay, he wanted it for them too. Yet Naruto also knew the ache that had settled in his chest would never be healed. But sometimes, the end is only just the beginning. NS.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,424 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 236 - Follows: 287 - Updated: 1/15/2015 - Published: 12/6/2014 - [Naruto U., Sakura H.] Sasuke U., Hinata H.
A Single Step reviews
"You should come with me! It'll be great!" And with that, Naruto left with Sasuke, the one who never truly needed his help, and turned away from the teammate and village that did.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 39,564 - Reviews: 347 - Favs: 606 - Follows: 792 - Updated: 12/23/2014 - Published: 4/6/2012 - [Naruto U., Sakura H.] Sasuke U.
Other Dreams reviews
"Naruto, you shouldn't endanger yourself—" "Stop it," he snapped. Dropping his arm to hook under her seat, Naruto pulled her firmly onto his hip, locking her to him. Sakura gasped, suddenly aware of just how very close they were. N/S oneshot. M.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,962 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 718 - Follows: 147 - Published: 12/30/2010 - [Naruto U., Sakura H.] - Complete