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10 September 2005 @ 11:13 am
Naruto fic: Diplomatic Relations  
*runs around in a circle, screaming* The odd-pairings bunnies won't leave me alone!!

I am working on that Sasunaru and the Kakairu too (and Freeport, yes). The Sasunaru in particular is taking shape on paper and in my head, but I keep getting ganked by odd pairings. GaaraLee is the latest in line. You can blame thank doewiebele for this particular drabble, she introduced me to the community. And now I'm hooked. Is there an Odd Pairings Anonymous society...?

This is drabble length (well, what I call drabble; around 2000 words :P ). I hope to write several of these little drabbles situated in the same continuity, so they'll form a story (all the way to some lemony goodness if I get that far), but they can also be read pretty much standalone.

Title: Diplomatic Relations
Author: Maldoror
Rating: G for this part (will probably go waaaaay up in later parts)
Genre: Humour, some underlying drama maybe, but mostly humour. And some get-together goodness later.
Pairing: Gaara/Lee
Spoilers: Some

Timeline: A couple of years after the current manga arc (so yeah, some spoilers). I'm assuming Gaara was extracted from Akatsuki and got the one-tail back. Hey, I can dream, can't I?

Part One: The Splendid Diplomatic Blue Beast of Konoha arrives!


“Who did you say you were?” the Sunagakure guard asked a bit weakly.

Lee straightened up, shifted his bag on his shoulder and saluted (again).

“Rock Lee, the Splendid Blue Beast of Konoha! Reporting to Hidden Sand as Leaf’s official military liaison!”

The guard stared at him for a few seconds, the light of his torch chasing away the night around Lee to reveal him, all tired and sweaty that he was. Then the Chuunin guard's gaze dropped to Lee’s legwarmers once more; they seemed to intrigue him in particular.

“Seriously?” he asked. Behind him, the other Chuunin guarding the Kazekage’s HQ shuffled and muttered amongst themselves, hands on their weapons, though they didn’t seem to really think Lee could be the spearhead of an invading force.

“Seriously what?” echoed Lee, puzzled.

“...Nothing, I guess. I need to go ask about this- oh, Captain? Good thing you’re here. This...guy just showed up and-“

“Yes, I know all about it,” the Sand Jounin said, heading towards them with a crisp, businesslike stride.

“You do?” the guard asked, bemused, before trying to look serious and professional once more.

The captain gave all the men on duty a heavy ‘watch your step’ glare, then turned to Lee with a salute.

“Welcome to Sand. I apologize for not meeting you at the gates in person, sir, but we weren’t expecting you until tomorrow evening.”

Lee grinned proudly. He’d made it to Sand in little over two days instead of the usual three. Which was good; it meant he didn't have to find out how long it would take to run two hundred laps around Sunagakure on the very first day of his arrival.

“This is the administration building,” the captain added, hooking a thumb at the doors behind his shoulder. “This is not where you'll live. I’ll show you to your assigned residence, it’s not far from here-“

“Oh, I’ve been there already; I had the address. But there was only the security guard there, and he said he couldn’t let me in for some reason.”

“That would be because it’s three o’clock in the morning,” the captain said with a touch of steely patience. “But that's okay, I’ll go with you and talk to security- or maybe a hotel-“

“No need! Hokage-sama told me you would have an office for me here in the administration building, so I thought I’d get ready for tomorrow morning.”

The captain looked at Lee dubiously. "Don’t you want some rest?”

Lee could probably do with a nap, but he was too keyed up at the thought of starting his new post in the morning.

“No need!” he exclaimed, fist in the air, “I am strong and determined. Two days running at full speed without sleep and with little food will not defeat someone who truly believes in himself. Please, show me to the office so I can begin right away!"

The guard was staring at him with eyes that were almost as round as Lee’s, but the captain was made of sterner stuff. He merely bowed and motioned to Lee to follow.


"The Kazekage's office is down that hallway and to the right," the captain explained with a wave of his hand, "I'll see to it that you have an appointment with him tomorrow for an official welcome. And this is your office."

“Are you sure?” Lee asked weakly as he poked his head through the door the Jounin had opened for him. The room he'd been led to was bigger than his apartment back in Konoha.

“Yes, Rock-sama.”

Lee almost glanced around to see who the captain was talking to.

“No no, just Lee!” he yelped.

The captain looked at him steadily, and then nodded. He was in his forties, old for a ninja still on active duty, and he looked like he’d seen it all already. “Very well, Lee-san. If there’s anything you need, please talk to the guards downstairs.”

One of those guards, the man who'd originally stopped Lee, had followed them up the stairs and into the wing of offices, staring at the guest he was escorting with something like fascination. When the captain glanced at him over his shoulder, the guard nodded hastily in assent.

“I’ll be fine,” Lee said, and he probably would be, as long as he brought a map and compass to navigate his office. What was he supposed to be doing with all this space? Maybe he could set up a small gym in one corner...

“We have direct orders from Kazekage-sama that you are to be given free access to the entire building,” the captain added, with a significant glance at the curious guard behind him to make sure the latter got the message. “Though we ask that you respect any locks and Restricted Access signs on the doors, in the interest of security and the good entente between our villages.”

The captain saluted and left while Lee was still spluttering some 'I would nevers' regarding that last statement. The guard trailed after his officer with one last sceptical glance at Lee. Lee could hear them talk in the hall through the open door.

“Captain, are you sure that’s the ambassador from Leaf?”

“Yes. Kankuro-san gave me a full – and very accurate – description of him.”

“...Are they trying to start a war?”

“Shut up and learn to live with it, if you don’t want a trip to the Kazekage’s office.”


Lee closed the door with a sigh. Such heavy responsibility to rest upon his eighteen-year-old shoulders, and without Gai-sensei's endless wisdom to rely upon. Gai-sensei had said to write to him often, and particularly if Lee had any problems or questions...Lee was tempted to write a letter right away. He was worried he wouldn't be very good at this. He wondered if he'd made a good first impression with the guards. And how about tomorrow when he met the Kazekage and the council?

He'd started to trek across to the desk and the blank scrolls and pens there, his feet brushing static from the carpet in the dry desert air, when he caught himself.

No. Gai-sensei had told him to write, true. But he'd also told Lee to do his very best, and to become a man and a warrior Gai would be proud of. Such a one did not run to his teacher at the slightest doubt. He remembered Gai's proud look and masculine tears when he'd crushed Lee in one last bear hug two days ago, saying how glad he was that Lee had been chosen for this honour. Then he'd punched Lee - not even that hard - because his pupil was wasting time and would be late to take up his duties if he let his youth and splendid success go to his head any further.

Lee straightened up and clenched a fist in resolve. He was going to do his best! Gai-sensei would be proud of him! Resolve, determination, hard work! Those were the keys!

Boosted, Lee dropped his bag on the desk and trekked back towards the door. There should be a bathroom nearby. He wanted to go and freshen up, comb his hair, brush his teeth and all that, before he started his duties. Maybe eat some of the special Power Dumplings Gai-sensei had made and packed specially for him. Those were wonderful; you ate one, and you weren't hungry for the rest of the day! Well, maybe you were a bit hungry, but the way your stomach was cramping, you didn't actually feel like eating.

Lee opened the door with his usual energy and stepped firmly into the hallway, and came to an abrupt halt. He'd felt a sudden flare of chakra behind him, though there'd been no sound or sense of presence until that moment. He spun around, alarmed.

“Gaara?” he gasped.

Gaara was standing in the hallway, a plate in one hand, an apple and a bottle of water held a bit awkwardly in the other, staring at Lee. He was wearing simple linen pants and shirt, and his hair was still that ruffled red mop Lee remembered, worn slightly longer than when he'd been younger.

“You haven’t changed a bit,” Lee exclaimed. “Except you’ve grown. And you’re broader around the chest and arms.” Not all that much for a Shinobi, but he was less weedy than when they’d been kids. Gaara was a couple of inches shorter than Lee, which made him a respectable height as Lee had really shot up lately; the Sand-nin was still carrying his gourd around, but it didn’t look so oversized on him now.

“Oh, here, let me get that,” Lee added, instinctively making a grab for the plate which had tilted as Gaara stepped back from Lee’s energetic appearance into the hall. He had to tug slightly before he could get the dish of sandwiches from Gaara's fingers; this would leave the Sand-nin's hands free to carry the apple and bottle. “It’s been what, two years since we’ve seen each other? Back when Akatsuki tried to extract Shukaku from you. And then three years before that, and I haven’t forgotten that you saved my life on that occasion. I’ll never forget that! Rock Lee always repays his debts!”

A thick silence settled in the hallway.

Gaara's face had lost some of the roundness of his childhood, but it was still dominated by those dark-ringed eyes, and the green of his pupils that could drill holes into your soul. Those eyes were now scrutinizing Lee and the dramatic thumb that Lee had stuck out to illustrate his last point.

In the abrupt quiet and growing realization, Lee could almost hear Tsunade’s lecture.

“Look, Lee, I don’t know what the hell got into Gaara of the Sand, but he’s decided he wants you and no other for this new military attaché post we’re setting up. You’ll be expected to help defend Sand in the case of an attack and participate in shared missions between our countries, but this is also a diplomatic role, so please try to behave norm- with proper decorum. At least you know what Gaara’s like already. I have a list of recommendations I give to all diplomatic staff sent to Sand, based on Gaara’s profile and the way his own people behave around him:

"Do not get too close to him, do not speak too loudly in his presence; do not argue with him; save any official objections for his council or his staff. Do not mention Shukaku, he might lash out; the subject appears to be taboo in Sunagakure. Do not, under any circumstances, touch him, surprise him or startle him, and above all, make sure you show proper respect and call him Kazekage-sama at all times. Think you can manage that?”

The silence stretched.

Gaara still hadn’t said anything. He was looking Lee up and down slowly, his eyes lingering briefly on the plate of captured sandwiches in Lee’s hand. Lee didn’t say anything either; back straight, free fist clenched, he was trying to figure out what he should apologize for first.

"You've arrived early, I see."

Lee noted that Gaara's voice had changed very little too; the timbre was deeper, but it was still that same calm, cold, unhurried tone that seemed perfectly tailored for death threats.

"Erm, Kaz-"

"I chose well," Gaara said, walking past Lee and continuing down the hall. "I didn't want another sycophant. You'll do in that respect."

Lee gaped at the Kazekage's back.

"Keep the sandwiches," Gaara added without glancing back. He was already at the end of the hallway. "Running full speed all the way, you'll need to replenish your energy."

"Oh, but I can't- this is your-" Lee's stomach interrupted him with a sudden growl that seemed to echo through the empty offices.

Gaara didn't turn around; he was halfway around the corner. There was a mirror at the end of the hall. In it, Lee caught a flash of Gaara's face an instant before he disappeared. His expression was unreadable, ringed eyes unblinking and hard, firm lips twitched down at the corners as usual.

But - it might have been the sudden hunger, or the dawning exhaustion making him see things - but Lee could have sworn that somewhere in Gaara's stance or eyes or demeanour - somewhere - there lurked the tiniest of dry smiles.

It was probably the fatigue.

End of part one

jemupandap on September 10th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
Ah! I love this. I've read exactly three good Gaara/Lee stories now, counting this one. Can't wait for the next bit.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 11th, 2005 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Gaara/Lee fics are thin on the ground *mounful sigh* I certainly hope I can properly add to the collection.
All's Fair in Love and War...: Zack Sexualityartimusdin on September 10th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
I'm... trying not to let my brain break at the thought of GaaraLee. You're not helping. Really. Because I'm liking what I'm seeing so far.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 11th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
My ability to get people to read brain-scarring pairings is starting to frighten even me. But I guess as long as they like it *continues shipping merrily*
Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...edenfalling on September 10th, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
When the captain glanced at him over his shoulder, the guard nodded hastily in assent.

Oh, Lee... "Try to behave normally" indeed. I sense great things ahead for this bunny. :-)
Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 10th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
Good catch *corrects*

Thanks ^_^ I hope this bunny keeps on going strong (if nothing else, I'd like to finish another Naruto fic one of these days, before the next plot bunny ganks me)
kiyakotarikiyakotari on September 10th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
**dies** You're trying to kill us, aren't you?

**whimper** I love Gaara....and now I'm starting to develop a fondness for Lee and Gai, too....grrrrrr.....evil.

Can't wait for more.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 11th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Evil? Me? *tries to hide the 'Evil Inside' logo on her t-shirt*

Lee and Gai are pure and wonderful heros. I will continue feeding you guys crack pairings until you cave in and become zombies at Lee and Gai's bidding. Bwhahahahah!
joisbishmyogajoisbishmyoga on September 10th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
*pounce**glomp* According to Allie (who is visiting), I did not go "squee". I went "skee!" Which she claims is a step up.

LeeGaara... you're determined to feed us crack and like it. ^^
Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 11th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
Lol, Skeee? I'm not sure that's better than squee, but it is weirder, and thus has a hallmark of innovation. Maybe you'll start a trend.

you're determined to feed us crack and like it

Yeppers! ^___^
Chaosorder_of_chaos on September 11th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
This is incredible! really really really good. I like Lee.

This bit is amoung my favorites:

“No need!” he exclaimed, fist in the air, “I am strong and determined. Two days running at full speed without sleep and with little food will not defeat someone who truly believes in himself. Please, show me to the office so I can begin right away!"
Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 11th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I rather like Lee too, and Gaara as well, hence the cracked pairing :P Lee is just so...refreshing ^_^
Darkdarksideofstorm on September 11th, 2005 11:13 am (UTC)
Gaara x Lee, hmm? Interesting. Not a pairing I had considered up til now, but it'll be entertaining to see how the dynamics work out. Gaara seems almost Heero-like in this, which gave me some very... unique images of him faced with a gundam.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 11th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
Sand vs. Gundam, hm? *brain breaks*

There's a few GaaraxLee fics around. That and GaaraxNaruto, which are probably more frequent, and yet...I don't know, I'm really not hot on GaaraxNaruto. It doesn't click for me, while there are some really weird vibes between Gaara and Lee later in the manga, something that makes my author-senses tingle. Then again, I'm weird ^_^
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Battle Angel Productionsalita_b_angel on September 11th, 2005 11:15 am (UTC)
Eee! I love the idea of crack pairings too. If you haven't checked out gelfling8604's contribution to the Gaara and Lee pairing, I highly recommend them. You can find them HERE

I love Lee's enthusiasm, Gai's masculine tears, something about those two always manages to lift my spirits. They're just so DETERMINED.

Gaara. I'm clinging to hope on that front. I try to block out those certain events of later manga to keep myself firmly in denial.

Poor Sand. They can't begin to comprehend what just arrived on their doorstop.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 11th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yup, I read Gelfling's Try, and a few others. Great stuff.

Lol, poor Sand indeed. They won't know what hit them. Lee and his Youth and Determination may be just what they needed though ^_^
(Anonymous) on September 11th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
I think you are honestly and truly out to break my brain. -- Sol
Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 11th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
*evil, maniacal laughter* You've discovered my secret agenda, but you're too late! The damage is done! You can run, but you cannot hide from my crack-bunnies! Bwhahaha!
RESPECTAWIGGLE MUDDIGGLEelfiepike on September 11th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
oh, this has the perfect combination of hilarity and earnestness that make up lee. XD oh, i love him! and gaara! ahahaha. gaara chose the one who would make him laugh. (it's like roger and jessica rabbit; she's with him because he makes her laugh. XD)
Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 13th, 2005 12:27 pm (UTC)
Gaara had a lot of reasons to choose Lee for this post, but I think a humour factor was part of it :P Somebody like Neji or Sasuke are decorative to have around in a smouldering, glowering way, but Lee's got entertainement value ^_~
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Doewiebele: Rape!doewiebele on September 13th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)
YAY! I hooked you ^__^ *shoves your mouth full of cookies*
I'm glad I did, your writing is fantastic! Lee! Gaara! (and Gai too!)

Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 13th, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC)
*mumbles through the cookies* glad you like it. Hopefully more of this soon; it's easier to write than the other things I'm working on ^^; (And Lee and Gaara are just soooo cute together, in a lethal, sand-blasting way at times of course)
_yaoifan__yaoifan_ on September 14th, 2005 04:49 am (UTC)
*chuckle* i like it! XD and i like the part:

The guard stared at him for a few seconds, the light of his torch chasing away the night around Lee to reveal him, all tired and sweaty that he was. Then the Chuunin guard's gaze dropped to Lee’s legwarmers once more; they seemed to intrigue him in particular.

“Seriously?” he asked. Behind him, the other Chuunin guarding the Kazekage’s HQ shuffled and muttered amongst themselves, hands on their weapons, though they didn’t seem to really think Lee could be the spearhead of an invading force.

“Seriously what?” echoed Lee, puzzled.

lol....everytimes i saw someone weared legwarmers and it reminded me of lee rock XD and go make bunny plot more and bigger! :D
Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 16th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
Have no fear, this particular plot bunny is on steroids ^^; It's taken to kicking around and intimidating the other bunnies in my overcrowded stable.

Glad you liked it! May the power of legwarmers protect you! (My god, I think I need a shrink...)
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tokagemusume on September 18th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
This promises to be wonderful! I love that Lee broke every single injunction within a couple seconds of running into his host. Your Lee is charming; I can't wait to see where you go with him. *g*
Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 20th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Yay!
*snicker* Lee doesn't have a single political bone in his body, which is why Tsunade's instructions didn't stand much of a chance. And why Gaara chose Lee for this post (among other reasons...)
Forstoakdoitter on November 20th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
I love good Garra/Lee, and this is looking lovely.

I do belive I remember some of your GW stuff... Heh. Nice to revist authors.
misera_puellatruly_tintin on November 28th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC)
Since I have accepted Rock Lee as my Personal Cosplay Savior (Hey, I'm about medium height, flat chested, dark hair- put two and two together and- hey!) I found this... lovely ^-^ Gaara/Lee makes me smack my sister over the head. In a good way, of course.

And Gai's 'masculine tears' make it all the better.
ramendeliveryramendelivery on February 1st, 2006 06:49 am (UTC)
ah! I love ittt :) I love it alll!! ahhh <3 to you! I love the masculine tears bit, also... :)
Maldorormaldoror_gw on February 2nd, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, a lot of people seemed to like the masculine tears ^_^ I lurve Gai..Glad you loved it!
☆ROCY: yzak & dearkaaerithia on February 3rd, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
ohmigoodness, I think a piece of my brain just went sploosh. You're welcome in advance for the lovely sound effects, by the way. Love the story already, starting a reading spree. I will read this fic in one sitting, hurrah!

Sorry. I. erm. might have accidentally had some extra caffiene. Add that to an hour of sleep and tada! you have strange-Rocy-attack-mode.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on February 5th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
Sound effects aside...glad you love the story! Good luck reading it all :P If you fail, will you run two hundred laps around Suna? Just curious :) *removes caffeine carefully and puts it out of reach*
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SpitefulMagespitefulmage on April 16th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
Ello! =D Ive friended you because you are my new god. <3 I love your writing style and I am completely hooked on DR. I just have no words for how much I love this fic. It makes me feel warm and squishy inside <3

I actually started out reading Gundam Wing like way way way back in the day.. -way- far back XD

So Im very excited to see what you've written for that fandom X3 <3 since its pretty much my first love.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on April 16th, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it's good to know I have another addict reader ^_^ It seems a lot of ex-GW fans went to Naruto, or FMA. I only found Naruto half a year ago, but I have to say, I'm hooked.
Yo.: Rock Lee from ME!insipid_paragon on April 7th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
I read this story for the first time a while back; I have no idea how long ago. I don't think I left a review then, but I can tell you now that as cracky and odd and amusing as this opening chapter was, by the end of the story, I was moved and touched and wanting more of the crazy perfection you made out of this off-the-wall (but not so much, the more I thought about it!) pairing. (And I happily devoured the little follow-ups.)

Anyway, I'm working on a reread now, and just wanted to drop a line.

I love in this chapter the less-seasoned guard's wary curiosity regarding Lee, placed alongside the captain's rather world-weary acceptance that kind of feels like an "Oh well, I've always known the world's going to hell in a handbasket, why shouldn't the Sand be taken down with this lunatic? It just goes to show things are just as fucked up as I've always suspected them to be" kind of attitude.

I like, also, your exquisite sense for comedic timing. It's hard enough to pull off in the real world, but to pull it off in print takes a real amount of special talent, and you've obviously got it in spades, demonstrated brilliantly in the scene with Lee and Gaara. Add to that your handle on descriptions that are nicely crisp and clear without being heavy-handed or overbearing, and I'm already enjoying this story as much the second time as I did the first--and maybe even more!
Maldorormaldoror_gw on April 8th, 2007 05:38 am (UTC)
Lol, that does about describe the captain's attitude :P Cynical, and blasé, and just about everything that Lee will eventually manage to disperse just by being so damn awesome ^_^ Glad you liked the fic the first time, and I hope it reads just as well on the second *crosses fingers* Comedic timing is indeed hard to nail...Although for me, it's easier than emotional resonance and romance ^^;
Rieka De-Volkaranty_rie on July 21st, 2007 07:22 am (UTC)
Think you can manage that?

Oh dear. That whole paragraph of recommendations - right after Lee's rant - and the last line, they made me hoot with laughter. I enjoy your Lee, he's grown up but he's still Lee, quite a feat, I might add, aging him without killing his character.

Gaara seems fine, as well, though there's not much on his character yet, so I'll have to wait a bit more to form an opinion.

So far, so good, though; it's good to see a believable set up for a story and I like the details here and there that made it vivid. You're a great writer. :)
AerieTigreaerietigre on November 6th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
I love this piece to death - this is my third time reading it through. Everyone refers to Diplomatic Relations as the basic posterboy-fic for LeeGaa. I think it's wonderful.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on November 6th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
Lol, now I have a picture of Gaara and Lee posing on a poster in my head...glad you like it ^__^
puppy_stew on November 24th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
Hooray! I love Gaalee, and this is going to be a lovely story, I can tell.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on November 30th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks ^__^ I hope you like it!
meghanattizzikah on February 18th, 2008 06:08 am (UTC)
i'm so late coming into your naruto stuff - but my sister sent this link to me, and after squealing a bit (oh my god, same author who wrote freeport and the arrangement and thus inspired my wufei, etc.), started to read.

your characterizations are dead on, congratulations - you pull it off with no capitals, no less! i am impressed as i always am with your writing. i will now proceed to the next part ^^.
Carapheonix: Slashers - By: Unknowncarapheonix on March 28th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
xD Brilliant.
Jack's Raging Geekeryna_no_nai on July 24th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
*is so horribly late to the party* I had to say just how much this line made me laugh, though:

Maybe eat some of the special Power Dumplings Gai-sensei had made and packed specially for him. Those were wonderful; you ate one, and you weren't hungry for the rest of the day! Well, maybe you were a bit hungry, but the way your stomach was cramping, you didn't actually feel like eating

XD I died.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on July 26th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
Even late, all guests are welcome to this party ^__^ Thanks for all the comments! They remind me of past chapters and make me smile...