SasuSaku Month 2016 . Day 19- Mnemonic . Title: Your Face . Summary: It’s been a week since she was released from a group of bandits. Apparently, she’s okay, but he won’t believe it until he sees her with his own eyes. . A/N: Okay, this is the first time I’ve changed the idea just before writing something, so forgive me if some things end up a little rushed or without a good explanation XD Also, as always, I have no idea of how to write a crime/ suspense story, still I hope you enjoy this one and don’t forget to leave me your opinion! . . . Mnemonic: learning technique that aids information retention in the human memory. . It had been an entire week since she returned home. An entire week since she had gone though a battery of medical tests and a week since the Rokudaime had assigned him to keep a close look on his pink haired teammate as she adjusted her life back to normality.
It had been a week, and unlike they had expected, Haruno Sakura was normal.
During a simple escorting mission 10 days before, the pinkette and her improvised team of genin were returning home when they were suddenly ambushed by over 30 bandits that were determined not to let them continue on their merry way. As the captain responsible for the team, Sakura didn’t hesitate before sacrificing herself in order to save the children. She punched the ground with all her strength, creating a huge diversion so her team could run back home and get some help. She stood and fought bravely against all of them, but in the end, something hit her from behind and the next thing she remembered was waking up after three days in the Konoha hospital, with Naruto asleep by her side.
That idiot, she had thought while they asked her thousands of questions and explained her that the rescue team lead by the blonde found her unconscious, in the middle of the road, meters away from the main gate of the village. She was alive, and that was the most important thing for her friends, but of course there were also other things they had to worry about.
The results of all of her exams indicated that her health didn’t show any abnormalities and none of Tsunade’s tests showed anything she should be concerned about. She was also sent to the interrogation division of Konoha, but neither Ino nor Ibiki found anything wrong with her mind. Her skills were untouched, her knowledge was sharper than ever and apart from the moment when they knocked her down, all of her memories were preserved, and everything she had told her comrades matched the content of her hippocampus.
Every single thing they indicated she was okay.
But they knew better than to simply accept the facts.
Maniac at Large. Crime Suspense Stories Vol 1 #27. February, 1955. Cover artist Jack Kamen. Penciler George Evans. “Jolting Tales of Tension in the EC Tradition!”
This story takes place from the perspective of a frightened librarian working after hours who has a premonition that the maniac at large is going to make her his eighth victim this evening. By the end of the story, the reader realizes that she is the maniac.