PlaguePlague… Doesn't it have a frightful ring to it? Something that is larger than a continent, yet smaller than an amoeba.Plague by *Artemis1987
It's carried by insects, yet is stronger than an army. Nobody is immune to its depredations. Not the virtuous, the wealthy or the powerful.
Kings and priests cower in fear of it. Only the dead may escape its wrath. Not God, not the Devil, not Man can stop it, only hinder its process. It's thought to be gone.
But it will be back, sure as the sky is blue, and it will dye the world crimson with its progress. We think we have beaten it, but it could be right around the corner, waiting for the right time to strike, to wipe this sorry race off the planet like so much dust in the wind.
The rats brought it the first time. Who will bring it next?
The Perfect Moment"Hinata…"The Perfect Moment by *Artemis1987
Now that Naruto saw Hinata again, the memories of his battle against Pain, when she stepped in to help him fight all came rushing back. It had been in the back of his mind, but he hadn't given it sufficient thought. After Pain, so much had happened. He had left with Killerbee for his Kyuubi training, and had fought Tobi, who called himself Madara Uchiha, but was really not. How could he be, after all… Madara was dead. Everyone knew that. Even a dunce like Naruto knew that nobody truly lived forever. Whether it was by age or by violence, or disease, everyone died eventually. As it should be. All one could do was make the most of the limited time they had on Earth. But had he? Naruto had very much ignored every hint Hinata had thrown at him all these years. Was he just a moron? Many people would have agreed with that assessment… Including Sakura, he was sure.
Sakura. She was another person to br