Title: Quotidian Author: firefly Rating: M Genre: Drama/Suspense Chapters: 9 Words: 75,748 Status: Complete Fandom: Naruto Pairings: Hidan/Temari (sort of, not really) Summary: When she accepted the graveyard shift of border patrol, Temari expected to find nothing but snakes and scorpions nestled between the dunes of dark sand. Amongst them, the last thing she expected to find was a missing nin out for a midnight prayer. Link: FFN I've looked around and haven't seen this posted anywhere yet, so I'll go ahead and recommend it. This story is about a relationship, but it is not a romance. It's also possibly the best characterization of Hidan I've read so far, and really delves into his personality far beyond the "immortal masochist who curses a lot and really likes killing" surface. I'm really not sure how to exactly describe this story, but I know that it's a work of art. The prose is well constructed, the imagery beautifully horrifying, and the characters wonderfully insane. It's enough to keep the reader slightly off balance for the entire ride, and yet begging for more at the end. This is the kind of text that I would have expected to be reading for a creative writing assignment, except this is a fanfiction. This likely isn't everybody's cup of tea, but if you like artistically beautiful toxic trainwrecks, you'll probably love this. 5/5 for me.