A Voice in the Wind - 24.2Chapter 24 - Assignments, Part 2 of 2, continuedA Voice in the Wind - 24.2 by =trixieg
The muddy pothole was already overflowing when the cold downpour began again. Fat rain drops sloshed out more water, spilling it down into the narrow channels of the cobblestone lane.
Run-off fell in thick streams from the roof, spattering up onto the old porch. Flecks of water hit his shoes, but Katsuro didn't care. He was glad to be out of the rain, if only for a little while.
Leaning beside the splintering door frame, Katsuro relaxed his shoulders and waited. He pulled the dark cloak tighter around his neck, letting the shadow of the hood do all the work. No henge this time. In the grey rain, it was nearly impossible to make out his face.
A few townspeople hurried down the lane, trying to avoid the deep, water-filled holes. A lanky teen happened to look up and see the black-clad figure skulking at the doorway. He slowed, even in spite of the rain, gaping up at Katsuro. The older man he was with paused as well, catching what was
A Voice in the Wind - 24.1Chapter 24 - Assignments, Part 1 of 2A Voice in the Wind - 24.1 by =trixieg
Author's note: This chapter is posted in two parts due to size limits.
"There is no way you can back out of this one," Tsunade said flatly. "We all have to go."
Sakura stood stock still in the middle of the Hokage's office. She felt like she'd been ambushed. The only day she'd have off in weeks, and she had to spend it in front of the high council. Because of Sasuke.
"He is the head of his clan. He has the right to challenge anything they throw at him. Not that it will do him any good," Tsunade muttered, attention already shifting to the document in front of her. She scratched out her signature, then slapped the paper atop a messy pile at the corner of her desk. Behind her, cold winter sun slanted through the window, fanning gold rectangles across the floor.
So far, Sakura had managed to dodge the official summons from the council, citing prior obligations, missions or hospital duty. But this time she was out of excuses. And Tsunade k