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*shrug* it's not that I don't write T&B fic, but it's just that my other fic ideas have me really bogged down (recently I've been suffering from slow progress - WRITER'S BOG) and I really don't want to distract myself anymore.

Plus, I just got hit by ANOTHER idea (probably going to be a oneshot, thank goodness...) so it'll be a while before I have time to try anything else. XD


oh well, here's a scene-ish thingy I wrote for the following prompt: "Let's have a role reversal-type thing. Instead of a tsun Bunny and a hot-blooded veteran Tiger, we have: -a bitter, hedgehog syndrome Kotetsu who is bent on avenging his wife's death (instead of a disease, she was killed) who doesn't trust anyone and has qualms about suddenly being paired up with a young rookie. -a very enthusiastic, hot-blooded Barnaby who is almost like a younger, more eager but much less experienced Sky High, who really wants to not disappoint his senior partner Kotetsu."

my brain will grumble at me if I try a full AU, so I prefer to write what-if oneshots. :3

--

"What... do you mean?" Kotetsu asked slowly, staring at his partner.

"I - I'm sorry." The blond cast his gaze downwards, refusing to meet the older man's eyes. "I think... that your family may have been targeted by Ouroboros because you saved my parents, all those years ago. Because we were their original targets."

Kotetsu suddenly realised he could not breathe.

"Y-you've forgotten about it already, haven't you?" Barnaby forced a laugh, but it was weak. "I was so glad back then, because you were there and you saved their lives and - and I thought everything was going great, you know? But had I known that my happiness and my family would come at the cost of yours, maybe I wouldn't have wanted you to--"

"Stop it, Bunny. Just - don't go on. Please."

Kotetsu's breathing was short and shallow, and something in his voice shook, for a moment. He took a deep breath, and tried to speak. "A Hero's duty is to protect people, isn't it? I'd almost forgotten about all that... Because I couldn't even save my own family, after all." He turned to stare bleakly out of the huge window, the beautiful lights of Sternbild at night a sharp contrast to his own dimmed eyes.

"It's not your fault, it's Ouroboros'. And no matter what you say, or what I tell myself..." He flicked his firm gaze back towards his partner, face set in grim determination. "I don't regret what I did. I can't. My wife would hit me over the head if I do, anyway."

He saw Kotetsu smile then - a painful, bittersweet smile, but a smile nonetheless.

"I--"

"So don't apologize for it," the once-King of Heroes growled, for a moment sounding just like his namesake.

Barnaby opened his mouth, then closed it again. "Okay," he muttered, trying to find something to say.

"Okay then," he repeated, raising his chin and looked Kotetsu squarely in the eyes. "But I'll do anything it takes to help you hunt them down, whether you like it or not," he declared. "So that you can find closure. That's... what you want the most, isn't it? Not just revenge, but closure. A way to move on."

And for a moment, Wild Tiger really looked every single one of his thirty-odd years. He looked less like a fierce, jaded veteran Hero and more like Kaburagi Kotetsu, the man who lost everything because he did what was right and lived every day from then on torn between grief, guilt and duty.

"...Yeah," he muttered. "I don't want this to happen to anyone else." He leant against the wide glass pane of Barnaby's living room window, and let himself slide down slowly.

"After all, a Hero's duty is to protect the people."

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valiantnight
4th Jan, 2012 13:18 (UTC)
W-Wha- What do I do with all these feelings? /crying already. T_T
uzumaki_rakku
16th Jan, 2012 13:29 (UTC)
^^;;

Thanks for reading!! \o/\o/\o/ I have a few T&B drafts lying around (well some of them have been on the writing meme, but... not quite complete enough to publish on FFN ._____.) so should I put them up too? XD

School started... urgh... JC will definitely be busy as hell.......... T_T
valiantnight
16th Jan, 2012 15:45 (UTC)
Yes. 8D

And I feel horrible that I've not completed my secret santa for KakaNaru. /slaps self. I'm just torn between writing, which I've never done for Naruto, and drawing... which I've only ever done once for Naruto and it was sasuNaru. ._.

So yeah.

GANBATTE! I'm struggling with final assignments in poly at the moment. OTL 4 more weeks to freedom!
uzumaki_rakku
17th Jan, 2012 06:59 (UTC)
Haha alright I'll slowwwwwly put some of them up XD

Maa, jiayou with the secret santa! ^^;; Doesn't matter whether it's fic or art, all's fine with the rest of us :DD

Ooooo, goooooooooooood luck!! \o/ Maaaan, I don't want to know what next year will be like... >_> Whachu learning in poly btw? :3
valiantnight
17th Jan, 2012 07:40 (UTC)
Please do! XD

Aaah... ganbarimasu. OTL

Well. It'll be my final year once April comes sooo... yeah. Preparing for hell. XD I'm studying Multimedia & Animation. :D People think we're slacking all the time 'cause we don't have final papers but it's more like we're on permanent zombie mode due to constant assignments XD Which JC have you been posted to? :D
uzumaki_rakku
17th Jan, 2012 07:47 (UTC)
XDDDDDDDDDD I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST OF LUCK IN SURVIVING HELL \O/

Multimedia & Animation sounds interesting *________* ...tho oh dear, permanent zombie mode OTLLLLLLL

Oh, I haven't mentioned it before? ^^;; I am (was?) from NYGH, now I'm in HCJC tho that's not the official name anymore .______. but yeah, I'm in IP so no O levels 'cept for HCL and 3rd lang (French... effing French..............)

Hope some of my ex-classmates from primary school can come to my JC T_______T A number of them are already in, of course, due to IP, but I dunno about the rest...
valiantnight
17th Jan, 2012 08:01 (UTC)
THANK YOOOOOOU! AND THANK YOU AGAIN LOL. \o/

It's fun, I suppose. I really just joined 'cause I wanted to go into a course I could draw in. And I didn't want to attempt entering Lasalle because you'd need to go through an interview and I'm terrible with interviews. XDD

Oh, that's pretty awesome. XD I'm personally from CTSS. Not too shabby of a gov. school and I had really fun teachers in my final year that were encouraging in their own ways. :3 I don't have any attachments to the school but I did enjoy my time in it.

French eh. Language of love. XDDD I'm taking Japanese at the moment (and trying to build up my pitiful vocab) but I've always wanted to do German or Italian too. >_< So many things to learn, so little time...

Don't worry! I entered both Sec and Poly with zero friends/acquaintances. XD It's not too hard making new friends, just gotta find a common topic to be perverts over. /shot.
uzumaki_rakku
17th Jan, 2012 08:45 (UTC)
\宜 ARIGATOU! <宜┘ SOSHITE! \宜/ ARIGATOU!

...XDDDDDDDDDDD

maaaaaaan, I'm envious XD I can't draw \o/ b-but I'm awesome with origami! and a bit of 剪纸! T_T

Ooo, I see! CTSS, huh... think I passed by it a few times before hmm... I used to be in JTPS (it later merged with QPS) but transferred to PHPPS in the middle of the second term of P4 due to an asshole teacher == I'm glad I transferred (a number of us did 'cause we were all so sick of that teacher) 'cause, well. PHPPS is not a 'top' school but it is way better... /wry
I visit my 2nd pri sch sometimes, 'cause there's this awesome Chinese teacher who taught my class for 3 years 8D she's hilarious, and somehow 90% of all our HCL lessons are actually chatting about random stuff but we still finish everything in syllabus before the other classes o_____O Some teachers are awesome like that... like my Math teacher in NYGH who taught me for approx. 2.5 years (she later went on course T___T) BEST MATH TEACHER EVER *_* goes at the speed of lightning, yet everyone understands perfectly well XD

L'amour~

Ahaha, French. Rather fun to learn, a bitch to take exams for, and I'm still feeling pissed about my O levels French marks - THE PAPERS WERE FAIRLY EASY, HOW THE F DID I GET A B3. I would've gotten A1 in the prelims had I not went on MC =________= stupid French...

I have to memorize words of Italian+French+German for music XDDDDDDD But my brain is fairly good at memorizing stuff, so it's okay. XD

I'm sorta an introvert tho I'm rather close to my sec 1-2 and sec 3-4 classmates (some of which have been my classmates for 4 years already ;D) so they've seen my crazier side. XD Seniors always like to complain about the boys in JC, tho XDDDDDDD annoying guys! XDXDXD

Maa, I'm the only KN shipper around T______________T thang goodness there's internet XD or else I'll mope XDDDDDDDDDD

I mope when there's a lack of violin, kakanaru, and potato. XD

(say, do you have msn? ^^;; )
valiantnight
17th Jan, 2012 09:34 (UTC)
XDDDDD

Don't be. It's a dark world out there among animators. A lot of struggling to do and connections to make or you'll never get anywhere due to the increasing competition. Then again, I'm not really looking into becoming something big, just being able to do what I enjoy doing most. XD

I... was from CTP. Which is right beside CTSS. Can't say I've really moved around much in terms of school XD Among my siblings, I've actually gotten into the 'worst'. I'm not the sort to work hard at something I don't find interest in anyway sooo. 8'D I'm still pretty amazed I got 14 for L1R5 when I did the good ol' last minute cramming. XDD

I liked some of my Primary school teachers, even if I felt kinda 'oppressed' by one or two sometimes. Art wasn't really a subject my form teacher covered at all. In fact, I *didn't* have art classes in P6. XD So it was pretty surprising for myself when I chose to pick it up again in Secondary and continue to where I am today.

Ah, that's good. I'm pretty shit with memorising. I try but I'm not the best at it. My brain's pretty selective too. It tends to erase things it deems unimportant and pick up on things that aren't at the same time. Stupid brain. =w=; If I don't remember something the first time I learn it, chances are, I won't ever learn it LOL.

I'm more of a 'picky' person than an introvert, as I've come to realise. I trust my instincts most when it comes to people, so if I'm not comfortable with a stranger, I'll never be. I prefer people to approach me first even though I don't like random people talking to me either XD Are JC guys really so annoying? I don't recommend looking for a relationship if you don't know what you're after anyway. These days, people seem to be getting into relationships younger and younger and for no reason beyond being in one. ._. I find it peculiar.

/patpats. I find myself the only person shipping some pairings too, no worries. ;w;

Potato!? XD That's interesting. I'd mope if there's a lack of good story updates, new things to interest me, art and music. XD

(Yes I do! Though I'm not on it as often as I used to be. I usually only go on when a friend asks if I am. :3 If you want to add me, my e-mail's eternity.eclipse@hotmail.com)
uzumaki_rakku
17th Jan, 2012 09:47 (UTC)
Yeah, I can imagine... T_____T Maa, all the best k? ;D

My last-minute cramming... always produces rather interesting results OTL when I'm lucky, I get things like all A1s =______= thank goodness last year was a fortunate year, my sec 3 was terrible. \o/ Somehow I do not-as-well on odd years (1 and 3) and better (all A1s by the end of the year) on even years (2 and 4), self wut? o_____________o

It's always good to do something you like, and sometimes you never quite expect it becoming a possible career ^__^ I'll probably work part-time as a violin teacher in the future, or full-time if I don't like my job XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD or if I have kids o____O that's what my violin teacher did, since she has three. \o/

Ahahahaha, I meant the complain/grumble about them as classmates XDDDDDDDDD 'cause guys are actually really chatty XDDDDDDDDDDDDD and rowdier than what we're used to - which is saying a LOT since we girls are utterly insane 99% of the time |D I resolve not to get a boyfriend in JC anyway. There's really no point... tho knowing myself I might get infatuated with someone, but that always passes and I know I'd never act on it. Anyway, I'm patient. I can wait 'til I'm of a proper age before considering this kind of thing XD

^__^ rare-but-lovely-pairings-ftw!! \o/

AHAHA HOW DID I FORGET TO MENTION GOOD FIC/BOOKS XDXDXD and writing. I mope if I don't write for a long time XDDDDDD But potato is delicioussssssssss omnom *_*

Alright, I'll add you! :D :D :D We're the ONLY PEOPLE in this timezone so... XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD there should be a high chance of us being online at the same time. XD Tho I use the browser version of msn in hotmail ^^;;
valiantnight
18th Jan, 2012 01:28 (UTC)
Yeah, thanks. XD I'll... try my best. www /pro-procrastinator

Ah, that's what happened for me too. Sec 3's always the worst 'cause that's the year with the most content to cram. XD

I might end up a teacher too but I don't really want to LOL. IDK. I've got no ambitions and some of my friends are so shocked and worried when I tell them I don't have any. wwwwwww

Oh, that's nuts. I've got pretty mixed classmates, since they're of different ages. The only thing that annoys me is when the guys start jamming in the middle of class. =_=

/o/ I'm so tired of those pairings everyone try to fling in your face. XD

Oh! Okay. XD I'll... try to remember to check hotmail often if you're going to chat with me there.
uzumaki_rakku
18th Jan, 2012 10:14 (UTC)
AHAHAHAHA, I PUT THE 'PRO' IN PROCRASTINATE |D

*ahem*

XD

Yeah, sec 3 is HELL. Doesn't help that I had to take two diplomas in the same year either. And had two global classroom programmes overseas. And all sorts of crazy \o/

Maa, at least I survived! ........somehow >_>

Haha, I don't really have any ambitions either. Unless "o hay it'd be fun to be a Chinese-nationality English writer lol" counts? XD

Had some time to interact (read: watch card games and play a few) with some of the guys today, they seem alright actually. XD Also got to talk with an ex-classmate who's taking the same selection tests for some of the stranger subjects as me XD wonder if anyone's interested in the same shonen mangas as me, hmm... guys always look so surprised when I say I'm a Naruto (the manganime) fan and that I HATE Sasuke. :D :D :D And after I declare how much I love Naruto and Kakashi and hate Sasuke they give me this impressed look XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD What, never seen someone as unstereotypical as me before? 8D
...ah, jamming? as in? o_O XD but it sounds very...... random XDDD

I'm tired of those pairings too!!! D<
argh I want to watch Blood Prison already T________T how much longer must we wait? D=

Say, would fic drafts and fic idea discussions tempt you to come online more often? :3
I've got a huuuuuuuuge number of stuff I could ramble forever about. :3
valiantnight
18th Jan, 2012 12:14 (UTC)
INDEED |DDDDD

Oh ouch. Thank goodness I never tried for the non-governmental schools XDDD I would've flunked out anyway. LOL.

A novelist? I thought of being a mangaka, truth be told, but it's really tough and I can't say I've ever done any panel work before sooo XD I'm too lazy to try. /o_

Maybe they're just impressed that you're smart enough to NOT like Sasuke LOL. I personally never understood the appeal of Sasuke. Sure, he's dark haired and fair... but he's a self-righteous asshole that's rotten to the core. KAKASHI, on the other hand, mmmhmmm~ that's one fine man. <3 Though I have to say between him and Zabuza, I could never figure out who I love more and with Naruto. XDDDDDD It's not really stereotypical, to say. I think it's more of a case of seeing characters for what they really are and not liking them just because they look hot. (Then again, Sasuke's not that hot to me... his kid version was adorbs though!)

Jamming as in playing guitars lol. They tend to bring in their acoustics and electrics and just start playing. It's their way to de-stress, which I understand, but it's just annoying when they do it in the middle of a class, even if the lecture's over. ._. These days, I have little to no patience for people LOL. I keep running from the classrooms after asking my lecturer if I could leave XDD

I... have never heard of Blood Prison. Right now, I'm just waiting to finish my damn work so I can start on Brave 10. XD Another Sengoku era series but the MEN. /fans self. XDDDD

Hhhhmmm.... well, yeah, I suppose. It's not so much of me not being online than it is me not doing anything when I'm online XD I really don't do anything unless someone prompts me to. Do you use messengers? I find them easier to work with. There's this really nice, simple and word-limitless one called Oovoo. (Y) I like to use that for wordy chats... though I only have one contact on it because she's the only one I ever need to spout paragraphs to. XDDDD
uzumaki_rakku
18th Jan, 2012 12:58 (UTC)
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*ahem*

I never like black-haired-black-eyed types in anime, 'cause what's the point of such boring colours when you're in animeland? XDDDDDDDDD I can NEVER resist blonds, especially if they have blue or green eyes. T________T
And Kakashi.
He deserves a category of his own. *_*

*SHOT*

OHGOD LET ME REC YOU THIS PIC: http://file.nabari27.blog.shinobi.jp/mrmrshatake.png DAMN, KAKASHI LOOKS FIIIIIIINE. AND.
AND.
AND.
NARUKO IS SO PRETTY OMG. *___________* GORGEOUS. KAKASHI YOU LUCKY GUY T_____________________T

btw, scanlations of GORGEOUSGORGEOUSGORGEOUS KakaNaru doujin in Chinese (yay for being bilingual!!! XDDDDDD): http://tieba.baidu.com/p/1346349295 and http://tieba.baidu.com/p/1151517078

and this one isn't translated yet but it is GORGEOUS. http://tieba.baidu.com/p/1303316450

look, just go here and read all the doujin *_____* http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kw=%BF%A8%C3%F9#

...back on topic - kid Naruto is the CUTEST THING EVAR along with TSUNDERE SHOTA kid Kakashi and just. X________________X
Sasuke who? Not cute enough hmph

Ahaha, I see - guitars XD I should buy one for fun someday, I think it'll be no problem since I've played violin for sooooo long XD But jamming in CLASS is kinda really... frustrating XD

Blood Prison is the latest Naruto movie, after Lost Tower. I hope it'll be awesome, since Lost Tower was a bit of a letdown urgh T____T BUT IT'LL NEVER BEAT INHERITORS OF THE WILL OF FIRE, AKA THE KAKANARU MOVIE. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Here, have a fanart rec: http://sensei.sakura.ne.jp/memo/2011/110829.jpg (unfortunately this does not appear in the movie T_____T BUT NARUTO Y U SO HOT \O/) I LOVE THOSE BOOTS *_____________________________________*

akakaka Brave 10! WHAT IS THAT SEIYUU+BISHIE CAST XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Wonder if I should poke at it some time. :3

Maa, I mostly stick to the in-hotmail version of msn but I can try Oovoo and see what it's like? ^____^

but right now...

TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA TSUNDERE KURAMA
uzumaki_rakku
18th Jan, 2012 13:00 (UTC)
plus one more site rec:
http://nabari27.blog.shinobi.jp/

*________________*
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