|Survival of the Fittest
Author: daydreamer5290 PM
What if the genni are sent on a vacation on a tropical cruise. What if someone's stalking Sakura? What if they become shipwrecked on a deserted island? Pairings SasukeSakuraNejiItachi?, HinataNaruto, ShikaIno, LeeTen-ten! RRRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 37 - Words: 42,751 - Reviews: 681 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 01-05-04 - Published: 07-07-03 - id: 1418337
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Survival of the Fittest
AN: if ya'd ever bored, check out my other penname: sadisticfreak29
Note: SORRY for the delay, and the very very short chapter! I didn't exactly feel like updating l8tely. Lol....like usual, I'm slacking off. I'll try to update my other stories sometime within this month. Enjoy*
Sakura released a scream of horror before she was engulfed in a icy storm. "No..." she shouted frantically, choking on the water. "I can't die yet...please...someone...anyone..." The cold was getting to her...she wasn't thinking straight. Sakura desperately struggled to stay alive...the whole hallway was flooded with icy water...if she didn't do something right now...she'd be trapped.
"Neji?!!..." she choked out, before another wave slammed her back underwater. "Sasuke?!! Where are you?" she screamed desperately, looking nervously around for any sign of her two dark haired saviors. The water was up to her neck...there wasn't enough air...
"Oh GOD! I'M GOING TO DIE!!" she thought, frozen with fear. It was impossible, she was a ninja...and ninjas don't drown...it just wasn't normal. Sakura slammed her fist against the wall, only to leave a slight dent. "DAMN IT! I'M NOT STRONG ENOUGH!" As it seemed, the boat was designed for ninjas, in other words it was unbreakable.
She tossed a glance towards the staircase, and felt her heart sink with fury and hurt. Neji and Sasuke were gone...they hadn't bothered waiting for her...they'd left her to...DIE. Hell, they didn't even bother keeping the door open!
A small tear trickled down her cheek. Why was it that no one ever cared about her? What made her so invisible to everyone? At that particular moment, she hated her life....and everyone in it. Memories of pain and anguish flurried back to her.
All this time, she'd actually thought she was a true ninja. One that had the power and the knowledge to handle herself in battle. However she was wrong...she was nothing more then a spoiled brat....a weakling by all rights. She'd wasted her life chasing Sasuke, desperate to obtain the unattainable.
Hell...she wasn't even sure she'd ever truly loved him. Sakura always loved challenges, whether mentally or physically. Could it have been possible that her crush with Sasuke had been nothing but platonic?
After all, he saw her as nothing but a distraction...and one unworthy of his attention. Sasuke whole life was dedicated to the goal of avenging his clan, and defeating Naruto. Other then that, nothing else mattered to him.
Then, on the other hand there was Neji. He was so sweet and silent, yet so cold...he was the best friend a girl could have...
Sadly Sakura stared unresponsively at the door, ignoring her surroundings. The pain that clenched her heart threatened to burst. Truth be told, she didn't even know whether or not she had the will to live...
Sakura turned abruptly when she heard something cracking...
"Anything but this..." she thought desperately, trying to urge herself to swim faster. A towering silver chandelier was swaying dangerous over her head, as a matter of fact....it was breaking... Sakura took a deep breath and plunged into the freezing depths of her watery grave. She unconsciously shivered while she forced herself to move, a small smirk lit her face. Down here she'd be safe from falling items, especially the chandelier.
It still hurt that Sasuke and Neji had deserted her. However, she was going to get out of this ALIVE. 'I'll prove to them, that I have what it takes to be a Ninja. I refuse to stand behind them anymore. From now on, I will do whatever it takes to become the best..." she promised herself solemnly. 'That is...if I survive...' she added after a moments pause.
As time passed, Sakura's vision began to blur as the darkness began to envelop her...
Her emerald green eyes gleamed weakly in the hidden depths of the storm. Obviously, she was safe enough down here, however even a Ninja has a limited lung capacity. Sakura's eyes grew round in surprise when she caught a glimpse of something shinning underwater...
It was a shaft of tiny light...a secret tunnel of hope...and most importantly...
Meanwhile, Sasuke and Neji slammed the door quickly behind them, stopping a tidal wave from slamming into them.
Sasuke sighed with relief, as he slumped against the door. "We made it..." he muttered, his breathing ragged and tired. "For a second, I was afraid that we were goners..."
On the other hand, Neji was stared around the corridor with a panicked expression. Even after their ordeal, he couldn't help but wonder whether or not everything was alright. For all that he knew, it seemed far too quiet...
His eyes widened in fear and realization, as he focused his pale white eyes so ever so slowly upon the door.
"Uchilia, Sakura...she's still inside...."
NOTE: Well, that's for now! I'll try to update PAIN OF LOVE next, and then maybe Touched by and Angel. =P thad is, If I could find the time to do it...Oh yea, sorry bout the lame, boring chapter, even I have ta admit that the chapter is dead BORING....^^;
Chapter Preview: Sakura goes through the tunnel, and finds Ino who is awake...or maybe meets up with Kin. While the guilt driven boys hurl themselves back into the drenched whirlpool in search of their one and only love...