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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 14
   I started to bind up the wound in my side while I waited for them to return. In the far corner, Sasuke stirred. He looked around groggily and then his eyes finally settled on me. “Where is everyone? Why are you still here? he muttered at me.
    “Because my Hokage ordered me to be. Probably because he knows that I’m one of the few ANBU in the village right now who would put in an honest effort to keep protecting your butt.” I tapped the dressing wrapped around my thigh. “I got that trying to save you.”
    There was a long pause. “Why do you keep insisting you were there?” Sasuke snarled at me angrily. “Why would you want to ‘protect’ me? What’s in it for you?”
    I debated ignoring him, but finally decided to try to reason with him one last time. “I say I was there because I was… Whatever else you ch
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 13
    I woke up in a chakra restraining cell with two ANBU standing guard. Captain Kakashi was right on the other side of the bars, arms crossed over his chest. “Chizu,” he said softly as I blinked my eyes open. “Where is Itachi?”
    “Captain,” I mumbled, my mouth full of cotton. “Am I glad to see you!”
    “Are you now?” he asked in a tight emotionless voice as if he didn’t quite believe me. When I hesitated, he slammed his hands against the bars. “I asked you a question!” he snapped. “Where is Itachi!?!”
    I had never seen him so emotional before. “I don’t know where he is… he just… vanished,” I stammered. “I looked for him, but I was worried that his brother might need medical attention so...”
    “You don’t kno
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 12
    Once I was convinced I lost my pursuers, I moved more slowly, keeping my size small and sticking to the shadows. Stealth would help me more now. If the ANBU were using poison, I could not afford to get a scratch from some long range attack.
    I was about a hundred meters away from Itachi’s family home when I heard the chase. The prey’s footsteps were small light and fast, pattering down the street, keeping ahead of a pack of heavier booted feet. Their quarry was fast, he flew by my hiding spot in a blur of arms, legs, and swept back mop of black hair. There was a hiss in the air as one of ANBU pursuers threw a shuriken. “Stop that!” said the gruff voice of the other, echoing down the street. “Danzo-sama said he wants the young ones alive!”
    I ducked out of my alley and followed them heading up and over the rooftops paralleling the street. The two ANBU were chasing
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 11
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    I, Chizu Akimichi, Jonin of Konoha, ANBU in the service of the Third Hokage and my village, leave this message so that future generations will know that I was no coward… that I was no traitor. I understand that I am defying a direct order from the Third Hokage by recording this… but this is the only guaranteed way for an innocent man… a good man... to regain his name.
    Besides… the Third Hokage does not command either my respect nor my loyalty anymore.
    The Uchiha are dead. The entire clan has been killed on the direct order of ANBU commander Danzo Shimura with the assistance of an unknown masked man who calls himself ‘Madara Uchiha’. I do not know what their full relationship is, but I have gathered that the pair of them have worked together in the past.
    The only survivors of this horri
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 10
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    Do you know what? I actually think that the negotiations are working! I mean… I never would have guessed it, but everyone seems to have forgotten about the angst of a few days ago and is just trying to see what they can get out of the negotiations.
    The only one who isn’t happy is Danzo Shimura. I mean... I thought Itachi was being shunned in the ANBU before… Holy crap. His locker has been set fire to so many times he’s just stopped keeping stuff in it. He can’t eat at HQ, he doesn’t dare sleep there. He can’t sleep back in the Uchiha district either… the last time he went there on patrol someone threw a kunai at him, trying to kill him! Itachi dodged it of course, and he tried to brush it off, saying it was just one of the many dangers to being an ANBU… but I could tell it really troubled him… Shisui told me that a lot of
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 9
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    Sorry again, I’m trying to write whenever I have the time… unfortunately, I don’t have that much free time these days… You see... when Itachi and Shisui told me they needed an ‘inside man in the ANBU’ I thought that they meant I’d just hang around HQ and spy and tell them about anything big that might be happening.
    What they should have said was: “Hey Chizu, we need an extra person in our conspiracy… Wanna help us out?”
    This is like no mission I’ve ever been on. It’s like instead of spreading death and destruction, we’re trying to make it like no one will ever notice that anything bad was about to happen at all.
    For example, I caught wind of how the weekly shipment of salted meat from the Akimichi storehouse to the Uchiha district was going to
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 8
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    Okay… I shouldn't even be writing this… I don’t even know why I am writing this… if this journal ever does become a book about being in the ANBU… The following bit will definitely be left out…
    So… It was my day off. I was back at my grandmother's house, hoeing the vegetable beds, helping out with the pigs and gathering eggs… it was going to be a long day, I still had to milk the goat and finish up my other farm-type chores. I was super dirty and sweaty and looking forward to taking a shower… when as I came back from the hen house, I found Nana waiting for me on the porch. He arms were folded in front of her and her face was fixed in a scowl. “Chizu!” she barked, and her pigs sat up at the sharpness in her tone. “You’ve got a visitor.” She turned and glared back at the house as if this unwelcome gues
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 7
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    Well, dear reader… Both Itachi and I now know what it is like to be heroes. Not heroes in the “Horay! Let’s throw a parade!” type of hero… I mean, we are ANBU after all ‘serving the Hokage and the village from the shadows with no thought of acknowledgement or personal gain…’ blah blah blah… But once Hiruzen-sama held that big meeting of all Konoha shinobi on the roof of the Hokage building and he read Itachi and my ANBU mask names aloud, thanking us for the pivotal role we played in the most recent crisis, everything changed.
    Okay, so… you are probably saying to yourself, ‘How can that be, Chizu? Isn’t the ANBU a most professional organization that prides itself on its secrecy?’ To which I would reply: “Yes… but there are leaks…”
    Retired ANBU have the
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 6
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    Okay… for starters, please excuse my handwriting. My hands are bandaged and I’ve broken four ribs so it really hurts to move . I have so many burns that I feel like a piece of undercooked beef. Everything aches so much that I haven’t been able to sleep in two days…
    Which is... almost a good thing because I’ve needed lots of time to think about some stuff.
    Okay… So I should probably start at the beginning: We found the master of the hidden research facility.
    I was on patrol of the base… (Okay… I was really returning from using the bathroom… There aren’t many stakeouts where you have your own restroom available, so when one comes along, you use it!) When I sensed a charge in the air, that skin tightening tingle of a large amount of chakra being released nearby. I
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 5
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    As I said before… all stakeouts are boring, even ones that happen in underground bases that would be quite at home in a horror movie.
    The first thing Itachi and I did was set out a series of tripwires attached to a series of glow tags. They’d go off silently, warning us that someone was walking about, standard ANBU protocol when you are in a position where you need an early warning system and also have to remain silent. Then we set up a ‘camp’ of sorts, an empty supply closet that was big enough for one of us to almost lie down in comfortably. Once we had taken better stock of our new home for the next week, familiarized ourselves with the sounds of the air pumps coming on and the automatic feeding trays filling in the labs, we settled into wait.
    And wait… and wait.
    ANBU are supposed to be
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 4
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    Itachi was right. Who knows the true reason why anyone does anything in these goddamned ANBU corps… and let me tell you, coming from him, that statement was especially ironic.
    So we were out doing a grid by grid search of the woods bordering the Akimichi farm land. Things weren’t going well in the investigation. We had no solid leads. Captain Tora had received a report that a good half dozen calves had been found mutilated and he sent us out to investigate, on the off chance it might have something to do with the abductions.
    So there we were Itachi and I, crossing from field to forest on our way to the next farm, when all of a sudden my mentor stops dead in his tracks. I assume the worst and go back to back with him, full defensive posture, sword out and shuriken at the ready, wondering what the hell he could have seen.
    He brushed o
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 3
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     I take it back… This is not a ‘nice break in routine’... this sucks.
    Sorry for the delay in writing… I missed last week’s entry because I have been out in ‘the field’ for the last fourteen days… all still on the same mission... finding the missing Konoha shinobi.
    By the way, those two missing chunin are no longer considered runaways… not unless they managed to convince a whole lot of their fellows to join them. Right now there are twelve missing chunin and genin from the various clans of the Hidden Leaf.  And Itachi and I are part of the investigation to find out what happened to them all.
    Six male and Six female… They have disappeared from a multitude of locations: Beds, homes, restaurants, street corners… one of them even vanished as his team was c
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 2
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    Okay… so… you know my new mentor? I’m... not quite sure what to make of him. Sure, he is awfully quiet, and serious, and you know he doesn’t seem to have many friends among the regular ANBU, but once you get past that, he isn’t a jerk at least… I mean, he might not be so bad… but, on the other hand… he might be a heck of alot worse...
    So, I watched him for the better part of the morning as we went out on a very basic patrol around and through Konoha. We were given a very basic set of instructions: Go to security posts A,B, C, D, E, and F. Collect all the record logs from the shinobi manning such posts, take them back to headquarters, make six copies of each report, punch holes in each sheet and put each one in its own special binder, and deliver a stack of six binders to six different offices in the intelligence division. Walking down
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 38 Part 1
    Chapter 38: Sakura’s Tale: Of Mice and Uchiha


    ...Anyway, I’m starting this journal in the hopes that unlike some of my fellows, A) it will help me keep my big mouth shut, and B) maybe when my tour in the ANBU is over, and I’m ready to settle down and retire from active duty, I can use it as a basis for a book! (Heavily redacted of course.) I can call it something like, ‘My Time Under the Mask’.
    Catchy don't you think?
    So… Let’s start at the beginning…
    I was recruited five months after I finished the chunin exam, right after I was promoted to jonin. I suspect my being selected has everything to do with the report my team leader submitted about my squad’s mission in the Land of Rain.
    Our mission was to sneak into the supposedly impregnable
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 37 Part 3
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    The now repaired meeting hall was filled with a quiet, continuous, stream of noise and background chatter. It was loud enough to cover the click of the closing door. As she made her way to front of the courtroom, one by one, the elders at the surrounding tables halted their conversations and stared at her appraisingly. Some, like Hiashi Hyuga and Choza Akimichi were allied with her out of a sense of obligation, and would probably stay that way as long as she didn’t cross the line into open rebellion. Some like Tsume Inuzuka and Tamenegi Sarutobi were friendly towards her because they thought she could provide them with the excuse for things to get violent. Revenge for all the injustices that had happened to them was what was on their minds. They were eagerly awaiting for that moment when they could extract reprisals against the Shimura clan. There were some clan heads, like the Fukuda, who were so entrenched with the Shimura
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Konoha Children's Crusade Chapter 37 Part 2
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    The walk to the council chamber wasn’t too bad… considering all of the things that could have happened. Sakura found that she could ignore most of the catcalls and shouting if she just stared straight ahead and pretended that there was no one else there at all. It was the projectiles, the rotten fruit and the vegetables that caused her to flinch.
    Thankfully all the of the noise and thrown items were coming from the same place. The supporters of the Shimura clan were all relegated to the left side of the street, where they could wave their signs and pitch their filth and insults over the heads of the line of ANBU holding them back.
    Lee was enjoying himself far too much, darting around her, exploding a rotting cabbage with a well placed kick, blocking squishy tomatoes, punching the occasional overripe orange out of the sky. “Sakura-san!” he bellowed, enthusiasti
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Hey...

I'm Cas. :wave:

I write... I write a lot... Currently the metaphorical monkeys banging on the hundred typewriters in my head are mostly working on Naruto fanfiction... But I have just started to branch out. I hope to one day become a famous author and retire young (although right now I'll settle for 'youngish' )

My claim to fame is an overly ambitious 'fan novel'. If you're not sure you want to commit your time to something so long as my magnum opus... May I suggest trying some of my short stories?

Original (ish) Fiction:

Behind Every Hero: Four young Heroes... A sarcastic thief, A noble-hearted barbarian, a pompous yet non-magical wizard, and the keeper of a goddess, who believes she is living in a epic heroic saga, are thrown together in adventure.

Link: Behind_Every_Hero_Chapter_1

Naruto Fanfiction:

Check and Mate (First Draft) Won First prize in :iconcommunityrelations: Beta-Reader-Match-Making contest. Basically a contest where you have to submit a short (3k words) first draft of a story, and then it gets handed over to an anonymous person who edits it. Prizes for best first drafts and best edits.

Link:Check_and_Mate_Draft

Check and Mate (Full story) Submitted to :iconshikatemashrine: Fan fiction contest. Unfortunately the contest was cancelled due to lack of participation. I include it here so you can see the difference between the draft and the full story.
WARNING: this story is rated 'M' for language and sexuality.

Link:Check_and_Mate_part1

Christmas Gifts: Won 1st prize in the :iconnarutards-otw-unite: 'Wintery Words' contest  A comedy set in the young Sanin era
Link: Christmas_Gifts

The Last Battle of Tenten Nohara: My personal response to Naruto Chapter 614. Personally, I think this is the best damn thing I ever wrote.
Link: Last_Battle

Ghosts at a Party of Two: Written for 15 Days of Tenten's Birthday bash for :iconnarutenclub:
Link: Ghosts

The Forging of a Kunoichi: Won 2nd place in :icontentens-revenge: Tenten's Birthday Bash contest
Link: Forging


Healing: A short set in the Konoha Children's Crusade universe. Won 2nd prize in :icontentens-revenge: 'Friendship with Tenten' contest. If you like it... Give the rest of the story a try:
Link: Healing

Konoha Children's Crusade:

Table_of_Contents

The story starts here: Prologue

If you like what you read, notice a mistake, or can think of some way to make the story better... Let me know. Feedback is always appreciated.
...by saying "Do your worst!!!" That's just asking for trouble. Really. You'd think I know better by now...

Since my last journal post I have had my workload at work increase two fold, I had had to hospitalize my mother several times for believing that there were people living with in her walls. (Which believe me has given me about a dozen incredibly evilly creepy story ideas) My mother had to then come to live with me for a few weeks, while we searched and waited for an opening at a long term care facility...

And right now I am sleeping on the floor at my mother in law's because were are in the process of trying to sell our our house and move to a school district where the teachers don't flip out at the students when they point out their mistakes in the math homework... and the real estate agent has convinced us that in order to seel we need to hae the whole interior remodeled. (sigh)

One day my life will be calm again... until then I apologize for all the tags, contests, stories, birthdays and whatnot I am letting slip by...

Still writing KCC though... I guess that counts for something... There's a new chapter up...

As always, thanks for reading!

-C

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melito2010 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday
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DupreeRose Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Birthday cake  icon Free Birthday Icon Me and My Birthday Cake 
(sorry I'm late)
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cas42 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Not a problem...

I am infinitely amused by how one of the emoticons you used there has a birthday cake with a 20 on it... Thanks... that kinda made my day. :D

-C
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Nokito-chan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh! And happy belated birthday -throws confetti-
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cas42 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
Thank you! And you got me just what I wanted too! The next Chapter of Heaven!!!!

I can't wait to sit down and read it!

-C
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Nokito-chan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I hear ya xD .... most days I wonder (as the non-motivational poster says) who let me adult, I can't adult, hehe. I'm glad you stuck with it and I'm planning to read KCC as soon as I can ^^ good luck!
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spadiekitchenqueen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday brother mine ! :*
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cas42 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
:D Thank you!

(Ugh, I feel old...)
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spadiekitchenqueen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're not! You're just younger since longer than I am !
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thesoaringpiglets Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Happy birthday! We sent you a birthday llama! :D
(By the way, I'm almost caught up in Konoha Children's Crusade! Just a few chapters left! *squeals* so good!!)
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