The Festival of the Mines: Chapter 1"Catch, we're going to need more nails," Airen said as he wiped the sweat off his brow.
One of Catch's mice scurried over pulling a box of nails behind him.
"Thanks buddy," Airen said.
"Ye lads ok?" Kei commented as he walked by the boys.
Catch nodded his head and started to nail the roof on one of the stalls. It was humid out, something that was rare in the Hidden Mine, but when the weather got warmer, it was tropical.
Kei chuckled at the boys. Both were still wearing their shirts despite the sweltering heat. Kei and the other miner were all shirtless.
"Lads, ye can take off ye shirts. There ain't no reason to sweat yer self out," Kei commented.
The boys looked at each other, Kei had a point. If they kept their shirts on, they would sweat even more.
About an hour later, the building team took a well needed break.
"So which one of ya lads is Kashy Boy's?" Kei asked.
"If you mean his student, that would be Catch," Airen said as he motioned toward Catch.
Kei turned to Catch, "Kashy Boy e
Diplomatic Meeting: Chapter 6Within the hour, the rest of the team members showed up at the Tea House, except for Kash Sensei. Airen seemed to avoid eye contact with Soph and the rest of the girls. Instead he quietly chatted with Catch.
According to Karin, a rumor had spread throughout the town that Airen had proposed to Soph. There was no truth to the rumors, but how were they tell the whole village that?
The girls chatted among themselves, trying to figure out a plan on how to deal with the rumors. But no one could think of anything that would work. The only feasible plan was to let it blow over.
As time ticked by, the ninjas were starting to wonder where Kash Sensei was. Luckily for Binx, Heiwa's kitten, he had found a new friend to play with. At first Jinjin wasn't too sure on what to think about the gray kitten but after an hour the two were getting along just fine.
Three hours later, Kash came strolling up to the Tea House. Team Dynamite was used to Kash being late, but only by a few minutes, never more than
Diplomatic Meeting: Chapter 5"Soph, I thought you said that you hated Airen," Karin commented.
"I do but..." Soph started.
"It was only an act right!" interrupted Ayame.
"What! No, it wasn't an " Soph said as she tried to defend herself.
Airen kept his mouth shut; he knew that he wasn't going to be able to talk himself out of this situation; by stay silent, the hole wouldn't get any deeper.
Other villagers had gathered around the group of young ninja. Low mumbled whispers could be heard throughout the crowd. None of them could understand what they were saying but it
couldn't be good.
A mouse ran past Soph and scurried up Catch's leg.
"Kash Sensei is at the Academy," Catch commented.
"Move it Airen! We are going to force Kash Sensei to remove these damn cuffs now!" Soph cried as she started to head toward the academy.
Airen followed behind Soph, still refusing to talk. The other followed as well.
Kash was sitting up in a nearby tree in front of the academy when the ninjas arrived.
"Ah! The love birds and their