Title: Rhythm & Bruise: Gaara's Story
Series: Monoshizukanohi//Naruto AU
Pairing: Main pairing is Kiba/Gaara. Many, many other pairings. Almost everyone in the Naru-verse is here in some capacity or another.
Word Count: Ongoing
Warnings/Notes: Dark fiction. Bloodplay, angst, violence, abuse, gangs, D/s, bondage, impact play, other.
Spoilers: None whatsoever.
Summary: The streets of Monoshizukanohi are not kind to youth, and Gaara is no exception. After running away from an abusive home, Gaara struggles to find meaning in life through violence, drugs, and anything he can manage to survive. Join Gaara and a wide cast of characters as they go from the streets to the top of the social strata. It's rags to riches, despair to hope, loneliness to love, and everything in between.Beneath the tangled, darkened streets of Monoshizukanohi, a river of sin flows wide and deep. Its waters fill cups, baths, and showers; homes, gardens, and the thumping halls of clubs Bliss and Break. Sin is a side dish at Tobi’s, served hot after dessert, and it’s Kakashi’s special recipe at his bar, Glow. Drink at your own risk.
No one is left unscathed by the rivers’ taint. And sometimes it’s sweet, sometimes it’s brutal…
But it’s always exactly what you need.
The entire cast of beloved Naruto characters is here – eager to make your re-acquaintance. Come one, come all...but beware: on these streets, everything bites.
Where oh where do our beloved people play?
How do they dance? I wanna watch them sway.
A breeze to the music, a sigh in the dark;
There’s blood on the mattress, and skin covered in marks.
Hear a hushed promise, and now a pretty little plea,
“I need more, must have it, oh gods, pick me...”
And here the answer’s always yes, my angel-sweet
In wicked, dirty
Poem & Monoshizukanohi story lines ©2009-2010 Darkprism
Original Naruto characters & story lines © Kishimoto Masashi
I do not make any money from these writings. Chapter IndexChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24 FinalSideficBroken Interlude
-- Takes place between chapters two and three. Written for Essenceofthedark's kiriban on Y!Gal.Simplicity
-- Takes place after the main story arc. Written for kyuubi1010
(Thank you, Azazel999)
Chapter One: 45 - Shinedown
Chapter Two: Breakdown - Seether
Chapter Three: Epiphany - Staind
Chapter Four: Un bel di
("One beautiful day" from Madame Butterfly)
Chapter Five: Fine Again - Seether
Chapter Six: Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots
Chapter Seven: Slept So Long - Jay Gordon of Orgy
Chapter Eight: Cold Desert - Kings of Leon
Chapter Nine: You're Goin' Down - Sick Puppies
Chapter Ten: Bad Obsession - Guns 'n Roses
Chapter Eleven: Serenity - Godsmack
Chapter Twelve: Like a Stone - Audioslave
Chapter Thirteen: Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Chapter Fourteen: Love Like Winter - AFI
Chapter Fifteen: Always - Saliva
Chapter Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen: We're In This Together Now - Nine Inch Nails
Chapter Nineteen: Shine a Light - Wolf Parade
Chapter Twenty: Prison Sex - Tool
Chapter Twenty-One: After the Storm - Mumford and Sons
Chapter Twenty-Two: Mozart, "Requiem" and "Set Fire to the Rain" - Adele
Chapter Twenty-Three: "Amazing" - Aerosmith
Chapter Twenty-Four, Final: "Holy Water" - Big & RichAdding Audio to the Textual: ALL chapters are available for audio download.Click here to access all files available for free audio download
By the incomparable Kyuubi1010/Gaia77:
(Links go to Deviant Art)Kiba CockyRedGaaraR&B GaaraRhythm & Bruise PosterJodyClub KibaGaara's Car
Gaara's car is a 1956 Cadillac named, "Beast." See a fully-restored image of it here
.The Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
One of the rarest cars in the world - and one of the most beautiful.
Read about it and see picture here
.Gaara's Tattoos - the ones *I* added. "Ai" is in *black* ink on the left side of his forehead as it appears in anime/manga.(Note: invert Arm: Gaara's Tattoo is on his left arm and left side of his back.)Link to hear Un bel di from Madame ButterflyClicking here opens YouTube window
.Club's Bliss & Break - Sketch ScansKimimaro's Piercings - Reference
(Much love for Hitsugi!)Kiba Tattoo ReferencesFront side, thank you Gaia.Kiba's back tattoo:Sketch of Akasuna AutoGaara's House Plan (Minus His Modifications)Click here to see floorplan and images
.Kiba's Car! The 1970 Dodge ChargerClick to see the pretty baby.Random Research/InformationSing a Song of Sixpence Nursery Rhyme Info
.Placental Abruption Medical InfoTechnics Turntables SiteMaine Coon Cat InformationGirl With a Curl Poem
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