"All that glitters, is not gold."
“The point was not the path dear, my adorably naive Grand Bun! It was not!”
Here we go again! There was a roll of the blue orbs as he would listen to the raspy voice. It was always like this! No matter if he had become a splendid shinobi that could hold his own in the heat of battle, if he would become an accomplished rabbit among many, or if he would even escort his grandmother properly across the lands to take a bath in a hot spring which had been a violation. This did not change anything at all! However, Hikari already knew what would make her happy. He would emotional brace himself as he would keep walking. His ear lent to her voice as she would continue this ludicrous rant.
“A bath or not, the point was that the girl was...as they say...hot! Yes!” The nagging would not cease. “You had not even given it a good chance? If you win then you take a bath? Such reserved thinking for a young bunny lad! I want Grand Bunnies young bun! This light foreplay must stop! No doubt would that girl have opened those doors of hers if you would have simply knocked!”
This was what he had to deal with! Walking from the Sun Village border into the wildness! The Usagi Clan was pulling one of their signature wagons across the wildness to make it back to the little settlement near the village. Hikari was acting once again as a sentinel and an emotional punching bag. These were the days spent with his grandmother, but none of them were beneficial for him. They were heading to one of Moon Village’s many rendezvous points in order to meet the Shinobi who he will be joining for what was called an important manner. The morning had been fresh after camping as they dragged on. The night was splendid but, with her complaining, the day was long.
“I am sorry Grandmother Bun,” A sarcastic tone in his voice once again, “Next time I shall be blunt. I will ask if I can put bread in the oven up front.”
The carts still turned, but the elderly clan woman would stamp her feet in a sudden dance. Her Khakarra pointed as she would thrust it forth from her seat like a throne to the rabbit that walked by the card. “Again! The sass again I see!” The woman would laugh, but it was false. Her tone and attitude was something of frustration. “Watch your buns little bun! You may act high before me! But we know we both know your tongue lashes like a whip because it is because of your dear mommy!” The woman would roll her eyes and would get a good look at the woman who sat within the cart in the back. Her cheek turned to not meet her eccentric mother’s expression. The Usagi women who were pulling the cart without rest would give a laugh as they would hear the exchanges.
Hikari was oblivious through most of his years, but he saw it now. The village was right: this was a strange family.
The violet haired boy would stamp and stop suddenly as his ears would twitch. The nearby sign that was close would be etched with braille and have the letters etched within. He could identify its pattern from a few meters as if it were visible to his foggy blind eyes. The punctured mass communicating the crossroads to the moon village and to the distant outer villages with their spacious lands.
“I guess this is where we part young bunny! Cannot say I am upset!” The woman would screech as the wheels of the cart did not stop turning. Her hand Khakarra would sweep through the air frantically. “Do Grandma Bun an effort and figure out this riddle! Next time you come back to visit your Grandma Bun! Tell me a story about meeting a nice girl your age! Could you then tell me if you found out without water how she can get...mmm...notoriously wet!”
The woman was going on about her riddles again! What was with these people? He would have asked about her little riddle to the village, but some acted like his clan. There was usually a thumping of the heart that he could hear that was nervous, a stutter of the voice, and maybe even their voice may go silent. Was this some kind of Usagi Clan initiation? Either way, he could hear the cart’s wheels turning, and he would beg for its silence as it went to the road of the Moon Village. He waited to hear the sound of the shinobi that would join him today, hoping that they would come soon for the mission they were to travel to.
”Maybe if there are any girls in the group...maybe I can ask them the riddle? Hmm…