Chapter 1: Death
Team 7 of the Hidden Leaf Village had completed their final mission of the day. A woman had lost her cat in the forest,and their job was to find it. It took all day to find the cat, so it was sunset by the time they finished.
"That mission took too long." Sakura said. "I told my parents I would be home in time for dinner. I'm late!Bye Guys!"
"Bye Sakura-chan! " Naruto shouted after her." Ah! Iruka-sensei is treating me to ramen tonight! I'm late!" Naruto ran to the ramen shop.
Sasuke didn't have any dinner plans, he never did. He lived alone, but so did Naruto. Iruka-sensei liked Naruto, and treated him to ramen once a week. The sun had set over the village, it was night now. Sasuke looked up to the sky. He could tell it was going to rain soon, so he hurried home. Sakura also noticed it would rain, so she hurried home also. She had a disturbing thought as she approached her house. She had an odd feeling something wasn't right. She walked into the silent house. 'Why is it so quiet?'she thought. "Mom? Dad?" Sakura said. She could hear the steam from food cooking on the stove as she walked in. She walked into the living room, and then she froze. She was solid as she saw her parents bodies on the floor. She started to run over to him when a ninja jumped in front of her.
"What have you done to my parents??" She said with a quivering voice. The ninja appeared to be foreigner. He looked pretty tough just as he was, then four other ninjas appeared. She was outnumbered. The ninjas started to laugh, and then they attacked. Sakura was in a state of shock, so she couldn't put up much of a fight. The ninjas were obviously Jounin. They moved so fast she couldn't even see them. They started hitting her, throwing shuriken, and kunais at her. She managed to hit a few and block some of the objects thrown at her, but she was no match. She was in severe pain. The ninjas stopped, as a ninja with a cruel face came over to deal the final blow. He took out his kunai, raised it over his head, but to everyone's surprise, a ninja stopped him.
"Not now, I just received orders to leave immediantly. Forget the girl for now, you can kill her another day." He said calmly. After that, the ninjas quickly sped out the door. Sakura got to her feet, and started to run after them. She got out of the door, and relized she couldn't pursue them. She didn't have any strength left. Thunder sounded, and she rain slowly fell. It was as if her tears were coming from the sky. She crawled into the house. She looked at her parents. He father had three kunai in him, and her mother had several shurikan on her back. She started tearing up, she couldn't cry very well because she was still in shock. She suddenly felt scared. She had to tell somebody. She had to get help! She crawled out of their front door. She got to her feet and tried to walk down the street. Kakashi-sensei lived on the other side of town,Naruto and Sasuke were also somewhat far. She realized Sasuke was closest. It would take her about seven minutes to get there.
Sasuke was still on his way home. It wasn't raining too hard, so he didn't hurry anymore. He felt like taking a walk. He passed his house, and just a minute later he saw something at the end of the street. He couldn't tell who it was yet. The figure seemed to be almost crawling. It was hunched over, clutching it's arm. The figure collapsed. It stopped crawling. Sasuke looked closely and he could see a reddish outfit and pink hair. SAKURA!
"Sakura?" He yelled. He ran as fast as he could to see what was wrong. He ran and ran. What could be wrong with her?? He finally reached her and she looked up.
"Sasuke-kun..." She said quivering." I need your help."
Sasuke got scared all the sudden. Sakura had tears in her eyes, and she was beaten badly. Blood was running down her arms, legs, and face. She also had a few bruises. He noticed she had a shuriken in her shoulder, but it wasn't deep. He didn't know why he was so scared, and it surprised him even more that he felt rage within him.
" Who..." he said," who hurt you?" He was on his knees looking at her seriously. "What's happened?"