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15 December 2007 @ 12:48 pm
Kibosh and Cold Shoulder  
Haven't had a fic post lately, so here it is!

Title: Kibosh
Author: Cassandra's Destiny
Rating: Fiction Rated T
Status: Complete
Summary: Neji refuses to resign for the night like everyone else. Tenten becomes impatient and acts clumsily. Lee learns what putting the kibosh on something feels like. “Talk about a knocked about opening.”

Physics tells us that a train in motion requires a great amount of force to overcome inertia. A person’s train of thought or action, however, can easily be ruined by a grunt, an interjection or a heavy sigh.

In this case, it was a series of muffled grumbles that prevented certain happenings.

“…weariness and the common notion that an early start is always a good idea.”

“Is it not?”

“Not necessarily,” he paused for a moment, shifting in his place to a more comfortable position. Unfortunately, comfort in its purest sense is not an option at the moment. Stricken by intense calamities, the Land of Wind has sought the help of twenty Konoha shinobi and kunoichi in a relief mission. As expected, neither five-star hotel accommodations nor a clearing for them to set up camp was provided. Instead, a singular hall in the refugee center was offered to them for the night, obliging them to lay down their sleeping bags side by side. “There are instances when the men are too sleepy, their biological clocks unadjusted, and they end up doing a poorer job than they would have done had they woken up a few hours later.”

“I guess.”

He shifted again, now lying on his side. The wall behind him was empty, the wooden floor beneath him considerably cold. Neji parted his lips to speak when his companion suddenly moved, arching her back and stretching her arms, all the while heaving a sigh.

It sounded more like a moan to him, actually.

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Title: Cold Shoulder
Author: Cassandra's Destiny
Rating: Fiction Rated T
Status: Complete
Summary: He did not answer hadn’t spoken for days. Still, she tried to get him to talk. “Still not up for training, I see.”

“Still not up for training, I see.” She paused, glancing out the window. “Or maybe I just got up too early.”

Tenten smirked. “Now don’t go calling me an eager beaver.”

Eyes shut, lips unmoving; he did not respond.

“Oh! Do you remember the argument Shikamaru and Temari had?”

She took his silence as a yes.

“Temari hasn’t visited Konoha for a while now, and everyone thinks it has finally taken a toll on Shikamaru. I actually beat him in his game! I forgot what it’s called but it’s that board game Asuma couldn’t beat him in.” Huffing on imaginary strands of stray hair, she continued. “I know he wasn’t even concentrating… or looking, but still.”

Still no response.

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Kaitlynn: Simple&Cleankayez12 on December 15th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
i remember reading 'cold shoulder' a few weeks back, and my mouth was agape by the end. 0_o that was really well written! i hope neji recovers though!!!
Cassandra's Destinymycassandra on December 19th, 2007 08:25 am (UTC)
Thank you, thank you, thank you! When I first read that your mouth was agape by the end, I was afraid it was a signal to a "what the hell" kind of feeling. I find it relieving that you liked it. ♥ By the way, mind if I add you?
Kaitlynnkayez12 on December 22nd, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
hey no problem! and i'd be honored! my journal filled with teen rambling... so as long as you dont mind it, be my guest!! :DD
Cosmo-san: NejiTen [ working so hard to reach you ]blooming_cosmo on December 17th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
I loved both. Especially the second one. The feeling you put in that was amazing, and I felt very teary by the end. At first I thought from the title that he was just mad at something she did, and then you twisted it in such a beautiful way. ;_; Please don't stop writing.
Cassandra's Destinymycassandra on December 19th, 2007 08:27 am (UTC)
I'm glad you do. ♥

Mad at something she did? Oh, you mean that he chooses not to respond to her? Yes, I guess that's a common perception. But hey, it was far beyond any of his decisions... *off to read it again*

Stop writing? For Neji and Tenten? Are you kidding? XDD