Salt and IronI crawl between my cold sheets every night. I wait, shivering until my body heats them enough for me to bear.
Eventually, my resolve breaks, and I pull near the only closeness I feel anymore. Gently, I wrap my arms around the chilled buy of cotton and feathers, clinging to the empty comfort it brings...it's not much but it's better than nothing. That's what I tell myself, repeatedly lying, over and over, praying that I eventually will believe myself. Night after night I fail, as the thoughts creep in on me from all sides.
"What's wrong with me?"
All I feel is empty and alone...the need builds inside of me...
"It has to be my fault...it has to be me"
Nothing is right anymore, my eyes start to burn...
"Is it what I say, the way I look...the way I act?"
My head starts to throb, my hands start to wander. They've developed their own mind, driven by pain and desperation. They crawl blindly, like deformed spiders, slowly creeping towards the goal. Finally, my fin
Chapter 10: He ReturnsElsewhere, at the apartment, Nakata and Gotsumaru were eating, waiting for Kayame's return. Gotsumaru froze, realizing something was wrong.
"What's up?" Nakata asked.
"She should be back by now especially since the storm has gotten worse " Gotsumaru pointed out.
"Let's go look for her then," Nakata suggested.
They ran outside and towards where Kayame chased after Toboe. When they arrived, they found Kayame on the ground out cold and Toboe covered in cuts and bruises. Itachi was gone. Toboe turned back to normal size and fell to the ground.
"I'll get Toboe," Nakata said. He ran over and picked him up as Gotsumaru picked up his sister. They headed back to the apartment and lied Toboe and Kayame on the bed. Kayame opened her eyes.
"Nii-chan I saw I saw mom " she said.
"What?" he asked in disbelief.
"I saw her being killed I was there I saw it again. It it was horrifying " she answered, terrified.
"It must have been Itachi's Sharigan " Naka