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    After the death of his brother, Robert Baratheon needs a loyalist Lord on Dragonstone. He also really wants back in Ned's good graces.

    Or, the Game goes on after the Rebellions. The Starks still won't play, but everyone is playing the Game all around them, and Jon Sand has somehow become an important piece. Robert Baratheon, unknowingly, is the Targaryens' greatest asset.

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    30 Nov 2016

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    "After the War, I made sure my allies were well rewarded," Robert said, and Jon did his best not to remember what that had done to the coffers. "I had nothing to give Ned, even though he had lost more than anyone." His eyes were shining with that old fervour again, as though he truly believed Ned was to be wooed with extravagant gifts, like some offended Lady. "The Vale and the Riverlands were on our side as well, after all, and Ned had no use for territory in Dorne or the Reach. I can give this to him now, through his son. And who better to hold the Gullet than a Stark? Lord Jon's Lady Aunt, uncle and Lord grandfather were slain by the Targaryens. He would never let them through."

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    It takes a Village to make a relationship--Or, at least, a bunch of over-reaching grumpy old farts, a military leader with a bit too much to drink, a nosy but well meaning kunoichi, eight ninken, and the power of youth. And a really cranky chakra monster with nine tails and a penchant for swearing.

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    25 Sep 2016

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    “Right.” Naruto said, ignoring the boy’s actions. “Like I was saying, I’m pretty sure he’s convinced himself he’s no good for me—“

    “Why aren’t you going to Ino or Sakura for this,” interrupted the Uchiha. “Don’t they spend most of their time discussing things like this anyway? I’m not—“

    “I’ve gone to Sakura and Ino about this.” Naruto rolled her eyes with despairing drama. “Several times. They’ve had advice, but it’s not working. I’m beginning to think it’s because they’re socially well-adjusted and well, he’s not. So I thought I might go to someone who was similarly situated and try to get things from their perspective. You know, see if one man with a traumatizing childhood, overly-developed fear of loss, and chronic untreated PTSD might understand another.”

    Sasuke stared at her flatly for a good five seconds. “Well that’s flattering.”

    “I thought it was a sound strategy,” nodded Naruto, ignoring the deadpanned sarcasm. “But like, Ino and Sakura had advice on how to dress and how to act and what to say and while I think it’s worked in the sense that he no longer sees me as a child, it hasn’t worked to actually make him, you know, do anything.”

    “Naruto.” Sasuke sounded as if someone were digging an elbow into his rib cage, and looked as if he hoped an exit sign might suddenly start magically flashing over the kitchen window. He ruffled his hair in aggravation and scrunched his face up. “You can’t make someone like you, you know.”

    “That’s debatable,” said Naruto promptly, eyes sliding toward Sasuke as if his existence might be the very example for her ability to break that rule. She pulled a kunai out of a pocket and spun it around her fingers.

    Sasuke bristled.

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    FF.Net Summary: "Inspired by Silver Queen's "Dreaming of Sunshine." Ripples turn into waves and crash upon the shores of what is and what could be, and I was just someone else who got pulled under. I didn't realize that even a drowning person makes waves of their own. A SI OC story."

    Cross-post for formatting shenanigans and discussion. Rating based on language.

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    30 Mar 2016

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    “Kei, you’re getting off-topic,” Obito reminded me. “Kakashi has a face?”

    I facepalmed. “Yes. Yes, he does. He doesn’t have any huge deformities or anything that would normally require a mask to hide. What do you want me to say here?”

    “Details?” Rin suggested.

    I gave up. “He has a mole right here…”

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    She seemed determined enough. Maybe she'd be able to finally answer the question that had been bugging him for a while now, since he had realised he'd forgotten the answer years ago. What colour was his carpet?

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    12 Jan 2016

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    "Fuck me, she might actually manage to do it," he muttered to Genma as they left.

    "Yeah?" Genma asked, surprised. "The best I was hoping for was to learn what colour my carpet was."

    Aoba snorted. "Dude, you don't have carpet. You have floorboards."

    Genma stopped dead.

    "Seriously?" he asked.

    Aoba just shook his head. "You're pathetic."

    Genma ignored him and smiled. "Floorboards! It's been bugging me for months!"

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    After receiving a time travel jutsu as payment for a mission, the original four members of Team 7 each get a chance to go back to one event in their life and change it. Surely they will use such an awesome power responsibly...right? Don't count on it.

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    14 Sep 2015

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    "I make no promises when I get to Naruto," Sasuke said. "We don't get to fight nearly enough."

    "You guys fight every day!" Sakura objected.

    "That's sparring, Sakura," Naruto corrected her. "There's a difference."

    "Who the hell uses A-class jutsu during a spar?" Sakura demanded.

    "We do, obviously," Sasuke replied, somewhat condescendingly.

    "I still have that kunai Kiba gave me, you know," Sakura warned him.

    "All the awesome people use dangerous and potentially lethal jutsu in friendly spars," Naruto explained. "But hey, at least we check to see if anyone else is around before we start. Well, usually. Sometimes. When we remember."

    "I think we checked once," Sasuke remarked.

    "And no one was there," Naruto announced.

    "You guys are going to end up killing someone someday," Sakura said, shaking her head ruefully.

    "Sakura? Hate to break it to you but we're ninja. Killing people is what we do," Naruto pointed out. "Well…when we're not saving them from themselves."

    "But you're not supposed to be killing random people who happen to walk by you two sparring!" Sakura protested.

    "I have two really tough matches ahead of me," Sasuke mused. "And I'm telling you now, Naruto: if you lose to Temari I'm firing you as my rival and hiring her instead. The fact she's three days away is a bit of a problem, but me living in Oto or just outright travelling never hurt our rivalry so that shouldn't be a problem. Although I'd have to do something about Ino as I refuse to share a rival with her."

    "How can you fire me as your rival?" Naruto demanded. "You're not exactly paying me!"

    "I buy you ramen," Sasuke pointed out. "And given how much you eat I think that's more than generous, especially as you profit from our rivalry as well."

    "Point," Naruto conceded.

    "Wait…" Sakura said slowly. "What do you MEAN you only have two difficult matches coming up? You're the only one without a bye and you're facing me, Gaara, and then Naruto should you win your first two."

    "Yeah, but even though Gaara and Naruto are worthy adversaries…I'm also fighting you, Sakura," Sasuke pointed out reasonably. Or so he thought, anyway.

    "What part of 'I just kicked Neji's ass' makes you think I'll be that easy to take down?" Sakura demanded.

    "I wasn't actually there for that fight," Sasuke reminded her. "And unlike Naruto, I didn't leave a Kage Bunshin behind to give me the memories of the fight. For all I know, Neji got all pissy that he couldn't finish those monologues he's apparently so fond of and quit."

    "Your death will be slow and painful," Sakura promised.

    "Probably," Sasuke agreed. "But God knows it won't be at your hand."

    Sensing Sakura's darkening mood, Naruto wisely grabbed Sakura's hand and started dragging her off towards the medical area. "Come on, let's go visit Neji. I can evaluate how well your Therapy Jutsu worked and after what he said about stalking your hospital room, seeing you will probably give him a panic attack…"