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Revenge, Inc. Part 10: A Short Story

Updated on March 7, 2010

Author's Note

Hello everyone and welcome back. I apologize for being late on publishing this as time and other responsibilities did not permit me to do so any sooner. My apologies to any and all of you that were waiting to read this, including prettydarkhorse whose inquiry was not ignored! I had the most difficulty writing this one--more so than all my previous installments combined, so I hope that you like it. I'll do my best to continue publishing a new addition every Friday just as I have been doing, albeit in a timely fashion.


Of course if this is your first time here and so are new to my Revenge, Inc. Series, please take the time to catch up on this ongoing series beginning with of course Revenge, Inc. Part 1. Please click on the corresponding links below to get started. I highly recommend that you not miss a single installment.

Revenge, Inc. Part 1

Revenge, Inc. Part 2

Revenge, Inc. Part 3

Revenge, Inc. Part 4

Revenge, Inc. Part 5

Revenge, Inc. Part 6

Revenge, Inc. Part 7

Revenge, Inc. Part 8

Revenge, Inc. Part 9


Training with Natsumi

There was much that I had to learn from Natsumi that I no doubt lacked. One of them was flexibility, which was an obvious strength of hers and weakness of mine. She could a succession of one-handed forward flips while I had problems with using two. After having failed a few times, Natsumi reassured me, “Who cares if you can’t do it yet, Cody. It’s only for show anyhow.” This only further explained why for this next phase of my training, Master Akira was unable to train me as effectively, because in his old age he lost some of his quickness and agility (but apparently not so much so that he couldn't kick my ass) . On Jirai Island was a rock-face cliff I’d learn to scale with the use of a kusarigama and among its many trees, I learned to leap from one to the next like a lemur. Not once did I complain about spending so much time with Natsumi.

“Do you like ‘where you are,’ Natsumi?” I asked her. She took a moment to answer.

“I am kunoichi, Cody, a female ninja. It is my station, my life. To me, there is no other way to live.”

“So this is a choice you made and so was not forced upon?”

“No, I am an outsider just like you.’ And with that I looked at her, I saw in her eye, a twinkle—or so I thought. But what it really was, was a shuriken, flying straight at her. Before I could hesitate, she shoved me forward. One moment we were standing and the next both my hands were upon both her firm breasts, as I quickly rolled her over to gain leverage. Natsumi and I looked at one another for a time that way. The shuriken stuck a young palm behind us.

“I just saved your life, Cody.” She said. And like a dumb-ass, I only smiled while beaming at her. “Um, do you mind?” She was looking down her torso where my hands were. I then looked down and after realizing what she was making mention of, I gently recoiled my hands.

“Sorry.” I said, giving her a schoolboy smile.

“Of course you are.”

“So, what the hell was that?” I said when getting up.

“Gendo. He’s always on the prowl and is always keeping all of us on our toes. It's just a game, so don’t be offended. The team is only testing you to see if you are worthy.”

“So am I?”

“I’m not sure. Just a moment ago, you would’ve been dead were it not for me, Cody. The only thing you would be worthy of at this point would be a watery grave.”

“Well, for all it's worth, I thank you. You are my hero.” I then straightened up squaring my shoulders and bowed to her. She then turned away and if I had to guess, she was smiling. She simply didn’t want me to have the satisfaction of seeing her.

When returning to the house, Master Akira was waiting for me on the porch. Just as I passed by him, he called me back:

"Cody-san! I need to have a word with you."

Akira, Hiroshi, and Naomi

“Let me tell you a little story, Cody-san," he said. "You see, many years ago, Hiroshi was childhood friend. His family had very little money but much in happiness. His father, Yamamoto was a farmer who worked for my father who owned much land. Yamamoto family just one of many who paid tributes to my father.”

“Kind of like serfs to a lord?”

“Yes, much like feudal Japan. Past come back after Second World War and Empire of Japan’s defeat. Hiroshi and I became good friends who played together after academic studies. But my father did not like this. He told me that Hiroshi was peasant and beneath me and warned me to not get ‘too close’ to him as he was not ‘our kind.' Against my father’s wishes, I continued to see my friend Hiroshi everyday and was able to, as my father was a very busy man who was rarley home. Hiroshi was only friend I had. Friendship knows nothing of money or prestige, only happiness, Cody-san…” I of course was only too familiar to this, as I thought immediately of Peter. Already, I was in awe of how much Master Akira’s story mirrored my own.

"One time after monsoon, Hiroshi’s younger sister Naomi contracted illness. Yamamoto begged my father to help pay for a doctor because he could not afford by himself. So my father helped him and so Naomi was spared. But this of course put Yamamoto more in debt as cost for doctor very expensive. How he would repay loan was not important at the time. Most important was life of Naomi.

“The years went by. When I turned thirteen, my father sent me here to Jirai Island to live and train with my uncle Yusuke. I had no time to say goodbye to Hiroshi or Naomi. I left at nightfall and by secret. My father told me that he had plans for me to further my education and that was all. I of course did not question my father’s wishes. It was during this time that I learned that I was a legacy of shadow ninja and true Watanabe clan and descendants of the Kogas. Uncle Yusuke taught me everything and that in which I thought only to be myth and fantasy I knew only through childhood books. I had come to realize the truth of my ancestry.

“Later, upon my homecoming, I reunited with my father once again and with Hiroshi. Hiroshi’s father had been lost at sea during a storm. It seems that he had accidentally ventured too far off shore while fishing. But Hiroshi believed otherwise—that his father no longer wanted to live and so wanted to see his deceased wife again. Of course it was good to see my good friend Hiroshi. I truly missed him. When seeing him, I found that he was married and had a one-year old son. Being away from home those five long years, I kept one thought in my mind and in my heart. In those years, I delighted in thought that once again, I’d see her again…”

“Naomi.” I said. Master Akira smiled.

“She was beautiful. Never have I seen any woman in my entire life look so stunning; she was like a cherry blossom. The pretty little girl I remember was gone. A beautiful woman was all that remained. We blushed at one another when seeing each other again.  Immediately I rushed to my father and told him that I wanted to marry Naomi and I was surprised when he told me that he not only accepted it, but that he’d command it, as the family of Yamamoto was still indeed very much indebted to us. So I knew what his stance was in the matter. I then when to tell Hiroshi about all of this, as my heart began to grow uneasy with the thought that my father would force Naomi to marry me. However, while the two of us of talked about this, Naomi walked in. That was when I stood up and told her that I loved her…”

“So what happened? Was Hiroshi okay with this?”

“He couldn’t think of a better match and I was of course grateful. He knew that if Naomi was to ever leave the life of a peasant that there was no better way than to marry me. Aside from that, he told me that he couldn’t think of a better brother-in-law. I was honored that he said this and told him so. I then told Naomi that she had a choice and that she didn’t have to marry me if she didn’t want to, no matter what my father said.

“‘But why do you think I waited all of this time?’ She asked me. I realized then that surely, Naomi must have had many suitors. Never in all my days was I so happy to hear such words. Within a month, the two of us were married. She gave to me first Katsuro and then Natsumi…I still miss her very much. I see now why Yamamoto went off to sea.” Master Akira then took a moment to reflect and said something under his breath which I imagined was for Naomi. He looked at me and when I looked at him, his face was hardened. “Focus, Cody-san. You must maintain your focus in your training first.” I thought about this in which led me to think about Natsumi. “Only then can you move further on your journey…Do you understand?”

I did.

Caught Off Guard

That night I fell into a deep, dreamless sleep, with a many thoughts. As always, my mind raced with the imagined faces of Hiroshi and Naomi and of Valhalla and my father whom I wondered if I’d ever see again. He was indeed the last link to my family—the only proof that I wasn’t an orphan. He was my entire bloodline so to speak. Although usually a light sleeper, I heard nothing but the sound of the wind rustling through the window to my enclosure—until it was too late. Suddenly, hard blows fell upon me like rain to subdue me and once I showed no more attempts to defend myself, a thin black lasso-rope was fastened around me while one ninja stood before me with his arms folded. Two ninjas on either side of me held me up so I could get a good look at him. Even with his mask, I knew him to be Katsuro. That stance was unmistakable.

“What are you going to do? Kill me?”

“Patience, gai-jin…Not yet. We are going to do something far worse. Death for you is too easy and much too soon. Like my father says, your inability to hear your surroundings is obvious. You are a failure to us all.” Now I was getting pissed. I fought to break free but I did so in vain as the rope that held me was much too tight. In fact, I think it actually got tighter each time I tried to squirm. I could feel the fibers of Katsuro’s rope sinking deeper into my skin.

“Then what the fuck are you gonna do to me?” That was when I heard the most sadistic laugh ever. Katsuro then reached over to me and places his hand very delicately on the side of my head.

“We are going to take away your round-eyes, gai-jin.”

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Hey, Valerie. There's so much that I want to say, but know that it's for the best not to! Let's see your reaction in the next installment ;)

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      valeriebelew 8 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      Well, you'd better learn to fight quick, or you might be blind for life. Ha, shouldn't have spent the night in fantasy about the girl. (: v

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thank you loveofnight! It's always great to hear from you.

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      loveofnight 8 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      another thumbs up

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Hmmm...Tune in next time :D If you check the comments here, I let my poor readers suffer for an entire a week wondering what would happen to Cody. Consider yourself lucky!

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      Anthony Goodley 8 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      I can't believe that Cody is going to lose his eyes. So I expect it will be some sort of Ninja training that deprives him of his vision to teach him his next lesson.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Haha! I love reading everyone's reactions here! So many readers were so scared that Katsuro was going to cut out his eyes! I guess you'll "see" what happens next :D (Horrible joke by the way). I'm so glad that you liked this and you can read as much as you want, my brother :D

      Warmest Regards,


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      Mystique1957 8 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      "Kusoo"(Sh..t), Dohn-san!

      Al san no like Cody getting hurt. "Nanda ano Katsuro no yaroo?"( What the heck is it with that Katsuro jack ass?)

      Great, Brother! It´s every time better and better. This time over I couldn´t resist to read two in a row! Loving it!

      Two Ninjas up!

      warmest regards and blessings,


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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      It's great as always to see that you're continuing forward with this story, Freya! Yes, I am cruel :D

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      Freya Cesare 8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Haaaaah??? Dohn, you are cruel! Hahaha...

      I check the next chapter then.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Aside: Smiles :) Yes, we'll *cough* see what happens :D

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      rmcrayne 8 years ago from San Antonio Texas

      Take away his round-eyes?!?!

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      @Shalini Kagal-Thanks, Shalini! It's great to see as always. I hope that your holidays was nothing short of spectacular! Thank you.

      @Justine76-It's great to here from you too, DM! Sorry about you being sick and I hope that you are indeed better. Thank you :D

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      Justine76 8 years ago

      sorry Im late!! Ive been a bit busy and sick. Im getting caught up now tho. Awesome, as always. :)

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Here I am, back again after the Christmas-New Year break. Your story is growing to be quite rivetting, Dohn!

      Happy New Year - and here's to many more episodes!

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thank you, Pamela99! That's very kind of you. I'm so happy to see that you're reading this series.

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      Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

      Another chapter that kept me on the edge of my seat. The tension is building. dohn, you are a gifted writer.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Hey, Charles. I was just thinking about you today my friend (totally plutonic thoughts mind you). Thanks so much for the comment, compliment, and thumbs up! It's great to see you're up and at 'em. See you in Part 11 :)

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      Well now, how will they fix his round eyes? I don't need to wait long as I am behind and can now jump to eleven. Brilliant Dohnnie-san! One reason you are included in CrisA's and AEvans hubs. Rock on my friend.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thank you Duchess! It gets resolved in the next chapter. See you then ;)

      Thanks, TFT! Your comments are always welcome!

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      Truth From Truth 8 years ago from Michigan

      Great story it continues to get better as it goes. thanks Dohn

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      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      ok, either they do something awful to his eyes, or he has one hell of a lesson to learn.....on to the next chapter.

      please keep them coming. this is great.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      You have no idea how great it is for me to hear that you like this series AIDY. As far as me working too hard on this, I promise to signal a "time-out" if at all necessary. For now, I'll go my steady pace. I just thank the heavens that I can come up with "something" week in and week out! One of the reasons why I chose Friday to publish a new installment is because the weekends (really just Friday and Saturday in general) are slow :D

      About the eyes...You'll see!!! (I kill me).

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      Am I dead, yet? 8 years ago

      Dohn--torture? oh wow. These are getting really deep! Now I want you to not overwork yourself. I feel so guilty that you are spending time on this series--I am so selfish, I think in liking this series so much. It so focused to my favorite genre of movies and anime. Brilliant series--I need to catch up on your I, Fraternity series as well.

      I am enjoying this so much--I waited and enjoying my Friday now since I have read pt 10. Thank you, Dohn.

      Ps. please--not the eyes Dohn! Not the eyes!

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Yes, it is Friday ;) I'm working on Part 11 as we speak. Hopefully, I'll get it done before leaving to work, at 6:30 EST! Thanks for the comment and compliment. I hope you like the new installment :D

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      Enelle Lamb 8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      This just gets better and better dohn - love the cliff hanger! I was smart and kept this installment 'in the bank' so I can read the next one right away's friday....LOL

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Hi, SweetiePie. LOL, please clarify:

      1) The novel I'm currently editing/rewriting for submission to a literary agent?

      2) This novel, which was at first a stand-alone short-story, which became a novella, and now will become a novel, or...

      3) "I, Fraternity" which I is on a hiatus because of my other projects?

      As you can see, I'm up to my eye-brows in projects :( If I had to guess, you're referring to #1 in accordance with what I listed...I'm still hard at work with it and it is by no means a walk in the park.

      Thanks for reading this and thanks for asking :D

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      The last line leaves me hanging, wonder what is going to happen next? How is your novel going dohn?

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Ha! Violence doesn't solve anything *but makes for a good sub-plot ;) Thanks, RedElf. You guys are certainly pulling for me to get this done. I won't be satisfied until Revenge, Inc. the Motion Picture hits theaters. By then, it'll certainly have "arrived."

      Thanks for the compliment!

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      RedElf 8 years ago from Canada

      You do realize if you're late with the next one there will be a whole pile of "hub-ninja" lined up at your profile waiting to "encourage you" to be more punctual, LOL. :) - or whining and complaining 'til you get it finished... :D

      Thanks, dohn! Great story so far!

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thanks, Brenda! It's great to hear that you're reading this as well.

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      poetlorraine 8 years ago

      nice story i so enjoyed this

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thank you, Rebecca. This story certainly took me by surprise as it was meant to be a SHORT STORY. Nine hubs later and I'm still cranking it out! It's great to hear that you're following this. Thank you.

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      Rebecca E. 8 years ago from Canada

      lovely story, can't wait for the rest... i am sort of hpoing this will go on and on, but one can't have everything!

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thanks for the compliment Philipo. I'm glad you liked it.

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      Philipo 8 years ago from Nigeria

      Nice story from a good writer. Thanks for sharing.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I know you're my friend and all, but I cannot disclose what will happen next! You'll have to wait just like the rest of us! I'll go as far as saying that you're going to like what'll happen next ;)

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      A blind ninja?! I know of a blind samurai - Zatoichi (movie), which, it is said, Kill Bill was inspired by. But a blind ninja?! - wait I think i'm jumping into conclusions here. Better wait for the next installment! :D

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      That's great to hear, Emie. The ninja training should probably be similar, at least to me. Thanks for the head's up! I'm really trying to leave this to my imagination as much as possible.

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      emievil 8 years ago from Philippines

      Oh don't worry. It's not the same story. Rather the storyline there is kind of a reversed one from yours :D. The techniques though, they're almost the same :).

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thanks, UK. I thought you'd like it. Much is going to take place here and out. I just hope that I can fit it all in. I guess this will be a novel after all :D

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      Useful Knowledge 8 years ago

      This is fantastic. I really like where you ae going with the Ninja scene. I am anxious to see where the relationship will lead with the female. Great write!

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      You are too clever, buddy :D I should've known better that you know better, you know? It's always good to hear your comments, cosette. Thank you.

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      cosette 8 years ago

      chilling. that tells me they are going to make him see the world through new eyes, hopefully, and not anything to do with eye-gouging and whatnot. however it turns out, i'm HOOKED!

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      @emievil-You'll be reunited with your niece one day, Emie, I just know it :D Yeah, I swear on my mother's eyes I DID NOT SEE NINJA ASSASSIN! Don't tell me what happens! Hopefully it doesn't follow the same storyline. I'll be labeled as a copycat if it does! Thanks, Emie!

      @Tammy Lochmann-Thanks, Tammy. I'm happy that you're enjoying it so far.

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      Tammy Lochmann 8 years ago

      Keep writing I'll be reading. Cheers!


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      emievil 8 years ago from Philippines

      Hmmmm, where was I when you published this hub? Sulking I guess for losing my niece :). Eyes eh. This reminds me again of Ninja Assassin. Did you watch it yet? Say you did. I'm dying to type in here why your hubs remind me of that movie and I don't want to be a spoilsport. :D

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I'm not saying at thing, Don! Thanks so much for the compliment. I certainly will take a look. I take it the Dragon is a metaphor something else, right, like an impossible foe (unefeatable foe). I look forward to it. Thanks as always.

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      dusanotes 8 years ago from Windermere, FL

      Great stuff, dohn. I hope they don't take the eyes. But, secretly, I think that must be a metaphor or something because the protagonist needs to learn to "see" without eyes to gain his goal...I, too, write fiction. I have the first installment of a novel on Hub Pages. It's a novel called Dragon Hunter, but it is not Asian oriented. The Dragon is a name for a national leader who has set up a drug ring and the protagonist, Rip Rhymer, amateur sleuth, is trying to break the ring and bring the responsible to justice. I'll keep on reading your stories, they're great. Take a look at mine and comment, please. Thanks, Don White

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Eyes are overrated :D Check back in a week and you'll "see."

      Thanks, Paradise7!!!

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      Paradise7 8 years ago from Upstate New York

      Another cliffhanger--YOUR EYES!!!! NO!!!!!

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thank you very much, juneaukid. I'll admit that this series is getting much more difficult to write every week. It's wonderful to hear so much great feedback from everyone. Thank you.

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      Richard Francis Fleck 8 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      You are getting better and better as this story develops. I liked your use of a flashback to boyhood and of dreams. You're on the roll.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      @Michelle-Thank you. I'm glad that you enjoyed reading this.

      @myownworld-:D Thanks so much for the compliment. One day it will see print--I just know that it will and that it's only a matter of time. Until then, I hope that my readers continue to "follow" this story. Thank you as always. It's always good to hear from you.

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      myownworld 8 years ago from uk

      this was amazing! I went back and read a few adding up and it was pure joy! I have to stop again...and wait! you're just a superb writer john....we ought to be seeing this in print soon! keep writing...

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      Michelle 8 years ago

      hey u come again...great thoughts haha...gonna practice it...:)

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thank you, Tatjana-Mihaela! I appreciate the compliment :D

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thumbs up, have great imagination, certainly...

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thank you, MBP4r. I sure hope that you do. It wouldn't be right if you didn't!

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      MBP42 8 years ago from have received my official license as a Pastor, praise God

      I am interested to see the next chapter, I will have to go back and read the others. Nice job.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      @Lady_E-Thanks again! You're comments are always welcome. I'm happy to hear that you like it so far. Hopefully, Fiery isn't too far behind (he and I have a movie to make!) As far as Cody/Marak is concerned, sorry, you'll just have to wait and see ;)

      @AEvans-Ha! You'll just have to wait and "see" (I kill me). Truth be told, I've been planning the next chapter for some time now. All will be explained in time :D Thanks so much for "following" this story, "J." I look forward to hearing from you again :D

      @Keira7-You're welcome, Keira7 and thank you for stopping in. I'm sorry that this chapter was published so late. I don't doubt that you'll be the first to post when Chapter 11 makes its debut. I appreciate the compliment!

      @alekhouse-*blushes* Thanks so much for that! I think you're going to like the next chapter as well ;) It's really encouraging to hear everyone's comments, especially yours :)

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      Nancy Hinchliff 8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      You are such a good writer, dohn. This is an extraordinary chapter...very compelling

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      Keira7 8 years ago

      Oh thank you Dohn its a beauty again, I love it. I came early this morning to chek my e.mail, I wanted to be the first one.:) Brilliant work bro. Next week I will be first.:)

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Holy Canoli they are removing the eyes?! OMG I hope they don't you have to have eyes and if he didn't have eyes what would they be replaced with? This was a wonderful chapter I am looking forward to 11 :)

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Jeez, those Ninja's move like lightening. You could see them a mile away - blink.... and their just behind you. That's the impression I get from your stories. lol.

      They better not take out his eyes, as he has a beautiful woman in his life now.

      Thanks for another brilliant chapter. :)

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Wow! Thanks, Zsuzsy Bee. I think that I'd be doing the same thing if I were a reader of this series. Waiting a week at a time to read this would be very trying. I'm glad that you're enjoying it, thank you :D

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      I just read 8, 9 and 10. I look forward to the next installments and will be back when you got the next 2-3 written, then I can savor them for longer.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thanks, Maita. Isn't it fitting that you're the first to comment? Yes, that is much to cover in the coming weeks with this story. I really hope that I can pull it off. There certainly is a story brewing here, between Katsuro, Natsumi, and Akira, and all will be brought to light.

      I'm glad that you enjoyed it and always appreciate your feedback. Hopefully next week, I won't be so late ;)

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Oh Dohn, I am happy to first comment, I like the love story shared and unfolding, Oh how can you focus when he say you focus I mean Master Akira when he just said a love story for the keeps, LOL< Cody san is lost in thought, who wouldnt be?, as I am also, engrossed what will happen next,,,Katsuro is mad at Cody-san, hmm I am excited again next week for the next ch.

      great effort DOHN< thank you, Maita


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