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Hands in pockets, Deidara trod along the path from the south-east building back to the
schoolhouse. His gaze was on the ground, his thoughts in a whirl. He found it hard coping with
everything new. Looking back now, he understood what a drastic transition he'd gone through in
the past year.
He'd used to be a sincerely happy child. A child, before people began treating him as a
degenerated adult. In the past year, his uncle had died, his mother had begun smoking and
drinking again, his best friend had been killed and he'd been found guilty. There was only so much
one could take before losing one's mind.
Deidara felt himself becoming numb. He'd begun questioning his existence, his life. What was he
living for? Spending time on Earth by merely existing seemed like a horrible waste of time to him.
But he couldn't leave this world either. Even if there was no one else who would've cared, there
was his mother. A single parent who'd raised him for all these years, he owed her someth
SasoDei - In Between Madness and Life - Chapter 2Chapter 2
Deidara flipped open the black student handbook. Its cover was somewhat scary, a red pentagram
over a black background, but Deidara decided to ignore it and focus on what lay inside. The first
paragraph was about clothing and the dress code.
The dress code varied for each rank. Not caring in the least about the other ranks, Deidara skipped
to the last paragraph titled as 'S-rank'. The students can choose their own clothes, as long as they
are the colors of the S-rank red, black and gray. Fortunately, he'd known this in advance, so he'd
packed his luggage accordingly.
The meanings of the colors had been defined; black the color of the heart beating inside the
students of this rank, red announcing danger and warning others to stay away from them, and
finally gray the brightest possible future for them.
Deidara found this approach to changing the students for the better odd. It was more like no one
believed they would ever change their ways, they just
SasoDei - In Between Madness and Life - Chapter 1Chapter 1
It was a pleasant late-summer morning in the city. Deidara's mother drove him through the town
down the empty streets, taking no turns as the GPS told her to only follow the main road. They
lived on the other side of the city and it was a long way. They had been on the road since 3 pm;
Deidara's mom was allegrophobic.
The clock on the dashboard was nearing five o'clock, but Deidara didn't feel like closing his eyes
yet. He'd used to have it so easy falling asleep at all hours, whenever he'd willed, but it all had
changed two months ago. Now he couldn't close his eyes even for a short period of time during the
night when it was dark.
The fear wasn't in his mind, it was somewhere much deeper. He couldn't shake it off, he couldn't
fall asleep in the dark to save his life. Involuntarily, his tired eyes stayed open and gazed out of the
window, taking in the passing scenery.
It was already quite light in the city center, the sun was about to rise, tinting the lower part of the
SasoDei - Pirates of the Akatsuki - Chapter 4Chapter 4
Two weeks passed by and the number of carved lines in the wooden wall grew to fourteen. Deidara
marked down every morning he woke up in the compartment just to have an imaginary connection
with the outside world by keeping track of time. Had he not had the lines, he would've believed
that 3 months had already passed.
Deidara's once vigorous body had visibly shrunk, his ribs showing and facial features having
sharpened, losing all traces of the childish roundness. His once tan, youthful and healthy face was
now pale and sick-looking, dark circles lying beneath his dim baby blue eyes. Even the sparkle in
his eyes was lost; he looked like a lifeless zombie.
He and Sasori had fallen into a pattern quite quickly. They arouse around dawn, Deidara getting
water and an apple for breakfast, before Sasori took off. Deidara was left with twelve empty hours
to occupy, until the redhead returned. He'd then be given a small amount of food and allowed to
sleep for a few hours. Around midnig