Otsukimi--Otsukimi by ~DirectionOfTime
Otsukimi (Moon-viewing festival)
"But what is it?" The kuniochi asked, for about the fifth time to a distracted though manically grinning Naruto,
"Uh a pum no, a pamku pimpmin..nah, a s-something like that," He waved his hand as though to brush the question aside as he leant down to rest his chin on the table, staring at the thing. Sakura, however, was unimpressed from where she stood beside him, starting at the large, proud looking orange blob. All it needed was its stalk painting yellow and a haitai-ate and it would have done for a mirror (Kami knew it was already the closest thing to there being one in the grubby, Jinchuuriki's apartment).
"Are you sure you didn't cast a jutsu wrong?"
"There's no need for that, hag-face." Sai began, with a disproportionately polite tone of voice, "I believe that it is a form of squash known as a 'Pumpkin'. They are particularly popular during this time of year in Western culture." Sai'
Kaika: Chapter 14No sooner had she concealed herself beneath the murky water in the sediment, than the shadow of her pursuer passed overhead, quickly following her clone. Sakura waited until her lungs were fit to burst before rising out of the water. She dragged herself up out of the water, running low on chakra she wasted none on her injuries and simply soldiered on.Kaika: Chapter 14 by ~KyuubiKat
Limping up the embankment towards the compound she took note that the dawn was soon to approach. Sakura doubted her clone would last longer than 10 minutes and this spurred her on. On reaching the compound, Sakura caught sight of her reflection in one of the windows…
Shit….is that me!?
She was unrecognisable; any available skin was covered in a sweat, mud and blood concoction. The mask, concealing her face, cracked in several places, and she was surprised it was even still in one piece. Her uniform, which she could barely call it, was hanging off her shoulders and hips, torn and ripped in so many places it wasn’
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