The calming breeze circled around my form as I stood outside the gates to the Konoha. I shivered as a seemingly toxic chill travelled down my spine. Slowly running my tongue over my petite but chapped lips I let words slip from my mouth, two words to be exact, ten years. Ten years since the life I knew for 13 years became nothing less than a memory; on the day I left the Konoha. Ten years since I last received a warm hug from one of my close friends in a safe environment. Ten years since I left all I loved behind me. Only ten years It seemed longer.
Casting my eyes downwards I took my first steps back into the village I once called home. I felt a tug at my heart as I entered the village centre, while all kinds of smells roused my senses, some strong and some sweet all of them still familiar to me even after all these years. Heads turned as murmurs emitted from the few villagers awake and pursuing their early morning business; Im a strange