Title: Unsung Story of the Inconspicuous Author: Wrought Rating: T (imo) or M (ffnet) Genre: Humor/Drama/Adventure Status: WIP Fandom: Naruto Pairings: n/a Summary: Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura were not in fact the only rookies in that year. This genin was going to be normal, emotionally well-balanced and happy if it killed her. Which, in Konoha, was almost a statistical certainty. Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5514187/1/Unsung-Story-of-the-Inconspicuous So! I'm... confused. I could SWEAR I found this story linked somewhere on DLP, but I can't find it now. I thought it had been in almost recommendable but a search didn't locate it. Thing is, I like it. The other thing? Most of you won't. This story is going to appeal to a limited number of readers. The main character is an OC who is about Naruto's age. Said OC (Raiku) doesn't interact with canon characters very much. In fact she actively avoids all canon characters wherever possible, because in this story... "plot" is a tangible, dangerous thing. And all the canon characters - Naruto in particular - are just covered in it. The OC, Raiku, I found hilarious and awkward in all the best ways. It's almost like if Luna Lovegood were a ninja... almost, not quite, but it's the closest comparison I can make. It's actually been a couple of months since I read it, so a lot of the specifics of what I liked, loved, or hated have faded. But I remember reading it and thinking that it started out as a 3/5 and as it went on moved up into 4/5 territory once character motivations made a bit more sense and the plot firmed up. So, 3.5/5? I'm going to round up to 4/5 because frankly... I enjoyed it and will continue to follow it as it updates. There's plenty of stories I'd rate at 3.5/5 that I wouldn't bother keeping up with, and those I'd round down for. If you aren't at least somewhat enjoying yourself in the first couple of chapters though it probably won't pull you in later, so give it a go and don't feel obligated to keep reading if it doesn't grab ya. ...and if this story has already been posted somewhere on DLP let me know.