Author has written 7 stories for Naruto.
Thanks to all reviewers for the reviews, I’m very glad you like my stories and took the time to respond and cheer me on. I'm sorry that I never seem to have enough time to respond to all the reviews, but believe me, I'm still grateful.
Usual disclaimer – don’t own Naruto, don’t even want to, I have my own characters. But I’m very grateful for Kishimoto for giving us all that fun and creating the original source for all this creative writing that has sprung to life because of his manga. Without him, a lot of alternate worlds would still exist but not this specific one, and would not that be a great loss?
Grammar problems and other mistakes – please tell me if you find any. I edit all my manuscripts very carefully but there is always the possibility that I don’t notice something that should be corrected. If it bothers you enough to notice it, it bothers me enough to correct it. Thank you.
It's amazing that sometimes I take a look at a short story or a chapter of it and I still find all kind of mistakes - missing verbs, unfinished sentences, etc. It's unbelievable.
Work in progress:
Author's note about the songs mentioned in the story: The songs I chose are all a part of the story, although they don't play an important role. They are a sort of background music to the drama, a kind of built-in synchronicity (if only the characters knew what I know...)
The songs and lyrics that are mentioned or quoted are as follows:
Chapter 3 - Sting-When we dance, Peter Gabriel - The Book of Love, Bob Dylan - If you gotta go, go now, Racey - Some Girls
Chapter 6 - Bon Jovi - Lie to me, Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Chapter 8 - The Bangles - Eternal Flame
Chapter 9 - Aphrodite's Child - Rain and Tears
Chapter 11 - Kim Carnes - I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is
Chapet 15 - Dana Glover - It Is You I Have Loved
I also know what music they were listening to in chapter one, but I'm not telling.
As one of the reviewers stated, this story isn't about fighting and war and blood flowing in the streets of Konoha, so if that's what you'd like to read about, you'll feel cheated. This story is just about love and sex and two people and all the games people play to get what they want, and about how sometimes it is so hard to decide if something is really important or if it's no more than a game.
Just one word about complete vs. uncomplete. I hate unfinished stories with a vengeance and that includes my own. So sit back and relax, I know where this is going. Also you will definitely see when it's finished. Something like the ending of AristoCats: " Wait a minute. I'm the leader, I say when it's the end. - It's the end. "
Complicated minds -
Shikasaku AU, basically in a modern everyday American setting. A small-town high school story, but with a slightly different approach (always expect the unexpected, look underneath the underneath etc. – I hate to be bored by my own writing), and as many Naruto characters as I can fit in.
First chapter is up. I think this is going to be Shikasaku as well, and it is labeled as such, but there will also be some Shikatema, ShikaxOC and some other pairings on the road, too. Love is the spice of life.