Suna’s Falling Star
Chapter one: The falling Star
“What do you mean she was taken?” A young woman yelled.
An older man sighed, “I know your upset, but there was nothing I could dol.”
“Don’t lie to me!” The female hissed.
“Really. It’s the truth. I signed a paper a long time giving her to them for marriage.” The old man replied.
“Why would you sell your daughter to those…monsters? Were you drunk or was it your gambling habit or both?” The female said hotly.
The old man looked deflated. “I can’t do anything, but maybe you could be there for her, make sure she is happy.”
“How could she be happy there?” The female flung back her head to stare down at the old broken man before her.
“She could find love. I know it’s hard for you to believe, but love is real. You will see one day.” The old man answered.
“Hmph…when pandas can fly.” The female turned to leave.
The old man look concerned, “Where are you going?”
“To find my sister and rescue her.” The female said over her shoulder.
The door slammed leaving the old man to stare into the fire. “Did you ever think maybe just maybe she didn’t want to be saved from this?”
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A young female covered in a cloak arrived in Suna as twilight shone over the hot desert sands. The sky was covered in dark reds and purples. She saw that people were heading home, not at a fast pace, almost lazy, but there wasn’t a lot of people out either.
“Now where is that inn?” the female looked around. Soon she saw the sign for the inn. “Finally.”
The female went inside. The bottom floor was a lobby where there were groups of people talking to each other. She could see that they had different hand bands from each of the major ninja villages.
‘Why are they here?’ The female thought as she made her way to the front desk.
The man at the desk looked up from the paperwork he was doing. He smiled, “How can I help you?”
“I need a room for the night.” The female replied. Her voice was soft and thoughtful.
The man smiled apologetically, “I’m sorry, but we are booked up.”
The female frowned slightly, “Why is that?”
“We are booked up for the Chuunin exams. It’s the first one since the Fourth Ninja War. I’m glad things are getting back to normal.” The man answered.
“Is there any inns that have any rooms open?” The female asked.
The man shook his head, “I’m afraid not. I’m sure someone could take you in.”
The female frowned deeper. “Thanks for the information.” She walked out of the inn.
‘What to do now? I won’t sleep on the ground or in an ally.’ She looked up. ‘I could sleep on the roofs. It will be cooler and much safer.’
With that thought in mind the female jumped up to a roof. She found the back of the stairwell to be the safest place.
The female laid back looking at the stars. ‘They are so pretty, but them seem so lonely up there.’ The female watched them until she felt drowsy and her eyes closed. As she did there was a flash of light across her eyes.
“It’s a shooting star. Mother used to say that when a star would leave its home to look for it’s true love. Such a sad, but sweet story. Too bad there is no such thing as love…” Her breathing deepened as she fell asleep.
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Light behind her eyelids woke her up. She opened them to see its morning. “Ugh…” She got up and walked over to the edge.
The roads were packed with people. They talked eagerly about the Chunin exams and about their lives.
The female jumped down into the alleyway and walked out into the road. She looked for a small café and walked in. She sat in the corner, her back to the wall and she could see everyone in the room.
A waiter came over. “Hello, would you like to order?”
“Yes, green tea and rice balls please.” She answered.
“Right away ma’am.” The waiter left. So he was back with her order. “Enjoy.”
A few minutes later the rice ball was gone and she sat there watching everyone while sipping her tea.
The door opened. Three figures stepped inside. One was a blonde female and carried a huge fan on her back. The second one wore a black bat suit, wore purple makeup on his face and had something tied to his back. The last one didn’t look like the other two. He was shorter for one. He also had red hair, an emotionless face, and black rings around his eyes and the word for love on his forehead. He wore a red outfit with many buckles. He also had a gourd on his back. He looked like a red panda.
The waiter passed by. “Who are they?” She motioned to the three that sat in an empty booth across the café.
The waiter looked over and smiled. “That’s the Kazekage and his older brother and sister.”
The waiter left to go serve them. She watched them with curiosity.
‘He is young to be the Kage. How powerful is he?’ She thought to herself.
‘He would be powerful. If the rumors are true not only did he fight against Madara and live, but also against the Ten Tails. It makes me want to fight him.’ A voice said in her head.
‘Reisha, I’m not fighting him. I’m here to find my sister.’ The female snarled.
‘Well I suppose I won’t fight him, after all he is too handsome and it would be a shame to let him die.’ Reisha replied.
‘Reisha!’ The female snarled again. She slammed the table with her hands in annoyance.
‘You are drawing attention to yourself.’ Reisha replied, laughter in her voice.
The female’s eyes widened and looked up to see everyone looking at her. She looked around and caught the eye of the Kazekage. His eyes looked questioning though his face didn’t show anything. The female lifted her head up and walked out as if nothing happened.
She could still hear Reisha’s laughter in her head.