This is a Livejournal RPG for the manga Naruto. Although we have previously followed the manga in the past, recently we have diverged from more recent manga plot developments. In this game, the Sound 4/5 never came to retreive Sasuke and it is now one year after the Tsunade arc. Many of Konoha's genin are now chuunin, and Orochimaru is still looking fervently for a vessel.
We have diverged from the manga following the Tsunade arc. Sasuke and his barrel never became intimately aquainted, meaning Sasuke has not yet been swayed by the power of the dark side Orochimaru. He and the rest of Konoha's finest have been training for the past year, and our genins have all grown into fine chuunin. Here is where we pick up our story.
This festival probably isn't going to go smoothly. Considering that most of the jounin are outonmissions (Kurenai is none too happy about hers), the girls are the ones in charge. Hopefully nothing will fall, fall apart, or fall into a lake before the actual festival takes place. One bit of good news: newly appointed Kazekage Gaara is planning a trip to Konoha and may stay for the festival. One has to wonder, however, if his trip has anything to do with uniting the two countries by marriage.
We don't know how well that's going to go over back in Konoha.
Finally, what have thosedarned Akatsuki members been up to? We're not really sure but it can't be anything good, now can it?
Team 7 is currently being held up within Konoha's borders for security purposes, so without missions to amuse themselves, Sasuke and Sakura are hitting the books. Perhaps Sasuke is hitting a little harder than Sakura, if you know what we mean, especially since all of Konoha's adolescent population is after his bounty. The one person who doesn't need to partake in activity is Shino, who has just returned from being hauled off by some Amazon to get married. (He has his own copies of the literature, you see.) His poor teammate Hinata is just trying to deal with the sabotaging of her latest mission and the normal, everyday annoyances of growing up. Hang in there, Hinata~! You'll survive! Hopefully. (The same may not be true of Kei-san, as Ino has been trying to get her a date for the past couple of days. Ino's number one target also happens to be Konoha's number one man h0. Remember, Kei. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and besides, all work and no play makes Kei a very dull girl.)
Finally, back in Konoha, a crisis has broken out at the administration building, and we don't mean that Shizune's panties are missing (they WERE missing, in fact, until a certain unnamed jounin attempted to steal them back, but that's a whole other story.) The water in the administration building is contaminated, and now half of Shizune's staff can't stop vomiting. Will a team PLEASE volunteer to go to Tea to get the herbs before Shizune has a heart attack? Unfortunately, Kurenai will not be one of the people on that mission, as she drank the water. Oh, dear. -_-
In other parts of the world, new chuunin Temari is learning to let go. Cushioning the blow is our favorite traitor, waiting in the wings. While Temari is just trying to survive the mission, her youngest brother is dealing with other demons. Kankuro, meanwhile, is try to learn how to deal with woman. He should count his blessings that he's not in Iruka's shoes back in Leaf, who's fiancee is now missing and presumed dead.
Elsewhere, Genma is now homeless after Tenten's attempts at getting him to train her included breakfast. He is now living with Shizune, who not only has to deal with THAT complication, but the brand new suggestion box, which is beginning to scare her. But not as much as Anko is scaring Ibiki, believe it or not. And she's just about ready to strangle him senseless.
It seems only Kurenai'sTeam 8 is currently intact, but for some reason, Shino is hiding in a cave. Yeah. We don't know, either. Our two cute diplomats are having their ownproblems, and Kankuro is still trying to deal with the fact that the diplomats, are, in fact, cute girls. Perhaps soliciting advice from his brother was not the wisest course of action.
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