|Rebirth of the Cherry Blossom
Author: Webelieveinyesterday PM
After being hunted down after a false mission was given, Sakura accepts the help from Akatsuki. There she learns of her true family history and of a hidden power. Along with good friends, she makes powerful enemies and possibly falls in love! First fanfc.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Sakura H. & Itachi U. - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,996 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 08-10-11 - Published: 11-28-10 - Status: Complete - id: 6514223
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A/N: I was reading other fanfics when the idea hit me and I knew I had to write it. Plus I love Itachi/Sakura pairings because well they seem like a forbidden romance . I'm lame don't judge.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything... Espically not Naruto. (Admit it someone just shouted praise God)
Ages: Rookie 9- 18
Team Gai- 19
"How the hell did I get into this mess?" frantically thought Sakura as she dodged another attack from an Anbu from her home village. They had been fighting the past three hours and she had managed to incapcitate four out of the six membered cell. As she swiftly brought down her chakra fist to the earth and tremendous fissure that knocked the exhausted Anbu into a series of trees a few hundred yards away. The feeling of exhaustion creeped up on the petite girl and the final Anbu took advantage swing a poisoned blade into her side. Mentally cursing herself for losing focus, her vision began to blur as she saw three shinobi in ominous cloaks adorned with blood red clouds, and whispered "Akatsuki" and passed out. Kisame took delight as the leader ordered him and Itachi to finish off the final Anbu as he took the girl into a safer location to be healed. The leader gingerly picked up the girl and darted off into an unknown direction hearing only the pleas for mercy to be granted echoing through the dense forest region. He swiftly scanned the area and released the genjutsu hiding the beautiful mansion hidden by a wafterfall. He entered the building and began to work on the injuries of the rosette. After two hours the young girl began to stir and her vision became clear after a moment or so and panicked realizing she wasn't in a Kohona hospital.
"Whe-whhhere am I" she cursed herself for stuttering.
"Akatsuki's main headquarters" replied the young man who treated her wounds.
After a wave of nausea hit Sakura, her memories began to flood in from the fight and she clutched her head in pain and whimpered and that increase of pain. The man took notice and handed her a glass of water which she drank greedily.
"Thanks, but why save me? I've killed one of your own before?" she questioned softly.
"I couldn't let you die once I found out you survived the night our clan was attacked. I thought I lost you once and now I'm not going to lose you again" He stated as if it were the most obvious fact in the world.
"Clan killed? But I was raised in Kohona and my parents are merchants there you must be mistaken" She rambled trying to rebuke his previous statement.
"Aa, you were only a baby then maybe around the age of one when the incident occured. The clan was thriving and our bloodline had a special power. Born every one hundred years or so is a baby that can manipulate the elements with her chakra. That baby was you, after people found out they began to destroy our clan in search of you. Our clan dispersed and our fastest traveler got you to the Hokage and returned only to be slaughtered. I escaped and then created the Akatsuki so one day I could be powerful enough to get my baby sister" after relying the morbid story, Sakura began to connect the dots.
"Is that why the Anbu turned on me?" She asked with disbelief
"I'm not sure"He steadily replied.
They sat in a comfortable silence until she realized she had never once asked the name of the man claiming to be her onii-chan.
"Tell me your name" she begged softly.
"I'm Pein"He said hoping maybe she was accepting that he was indeed her brother.
She gasped knowing who he was from the Bingo books and then after the inital shock settled in she began interrogating him on their family history and if he could help train her to use their families bloodline traits. He patiently gave her all the information needed thrilled to have his sister back and then quietly promised to train her tomorow. He then grabbed her hand and led her down the corridor and began listing off the areas she was allowed in. They walked past a beautiful high-tech kitchen with a large oak table under bright lights conjoined with a large room adroned with bookshelves and scrolls and oil paintings and a few leather couches to rest on. The hallways had many doors with the names of who stayed in there. They eventually got to the end of the hall where she saw the name of the room stating it was Pein's and he led her in there were a secret room adjoined to it and the door said Sakura. Inside her room was breathtaking, there was a giant canopy bed with white and pale green satin sheets and dozens of pillows, a closet the size of her apartment in Kohona stocked with everything a girl could ever dream of, and a windowseat the overlooked the waterfall and a secret door to her very own private hot springs.
Her eyes couldn't help but shine in excitement as she turned to Pein and said "You made this room for me?"
"Well, uh Konan decorated it and chose everything I'm not so good with this sort of stuff" embarassed suddenly from the positive attention he received.
"Its absolutely perfect, thank you so much!" She squealed in excitement and flopped onto her queen sized bed. Pein marched over to her side and silently took a seat next her and smiled a genuine smile only for her and whispered, "Goodnight my precious sister" and then left as she readied for bed. Once she heard the door joining their rooms click she jumped to the closet and pulled out a matching set of pajamas that were made of pure silk and were midnight black that contrasted her pale complexion. Her eyes began to droop as she slid into bed and welcomed the sleep that washed over her exhausted body.
"Where is everyone, Naruto! Sasuke! Kakashi! Tsuande! Someone please help! Brother! Anyone please help me" cried Sakura as she was surronded by an ominous figure who smirked at her failed attempts to find a comrade.
"Oh, silly girl they won't help you! Your cell mates left in search on power, and Tsuande died protecting you and how do you know if your brother is reliable enough to help" the dark figure taunted.
Sakura screamed bloody murder as he approached her and began to stab her and replay the earlier events when Anbu came after her. Their voices ringing in her ears as she was reminded Kohona sought to eliminate her because of her training under the former Hokage and the knowledge of how corrupt the system had become. Then the final taunts came as he began to stab her and she was reminded she wasn't enough to save her teammates or her teacher and wouldn't be enough to save her brother.
Sakura was awakened as she felt herself being shaken by a panicked Pein. He searched her eyes for any sign of what happened and she muttered a sorry to him. He shook his head and said as long as you are okay, and then she unexpectedly threw her arms around his stomach and burst into tears as he rubbed soothing circles on her back trying to calm her.
"Do you want to tell me about the dream" He asked gently.
"It was a dark figure one that has been in my dreams before, and he just reminded me that I wasn't enough for my team to stay instead of searching for power and I wasn't strong enough to save Tsuande as we were attacked by Sound and how I was going to just let you down" She sobbed.
"Shhhhhh, you can't save someone from dying if its their fate, and your team was foolish in splitting up, lastly never will you let me down"He told her knowing tomorow he couldn't be this affectionate with her.
"Thanks" she mumbled softly, "Can I stay with you tonight?" she begged. (A/N: not in a perverted way either you guys :P)
"Sure" He said and then carried her into his room where she realized his was set up exactly the same except the color scheme was black and red. She got under the covers and he got another blanket out of the closet and laid above the comforter. They both drifted off into peaceful slumbers.
The next morning Pein gently woke Sakura up and told her to get ready for breakfast and also explained that since they'd be around other members of the organization he wouldn't be able to freely show his emotions like last night and she accepted that and walked into her room. Sakura began to sift through all the clothes she had and decided on wearing dark black shorts that were short with bandages going to mid-thigh. She wore a skin tight shirt that was a deep forest green and a small black vest. She then put on a weapons belt and placed her hair in a bun held up by two senbon needles and a choker with a vile of poison shaped as cherry blossom. She exited the room and followed the aroma of fresh bacon and eggs and quickened her pace to the kitchen. She saw people she couldn't recgonize and realized the Akatsuki had kidnapped professional chef's to make their meals. She let out a small giggle at the thought and then took a seat next her brother. The rest of the group began filling in and taking their proper seats.
A swirl of orange and black came hurling at Sakura, "HI! My name is Tobi-chan and I'm good boy! Can this pretty lady tell me her name because Tobi wants to be her bestfriend!" shouted the hyperactive ninja.
Sakura sweatdropped at his announcement and meekily said "My name is Sakura nice to meet you Tobi-san".
Then a skinny male who concidently resembled alot like Ino cooly interjected, "Tobi you are an idiot and no one would want to be friends with you, yeah" and then his attention halted on the stunning girl beside leader, " Espically not girls as stunning as her, yeah"
Sakura blushed at the compliment as the unlikely duo took a seat across from her. Then came a man who largely resembled and over-grown shark lazily strolled in and smirked at the girl and said "Its nice to see you concious flower-hime" mocking her.
"I can't seem to have the same regard on the situation as you, guppie" She spat sarcastically.
"My name is Kisame, you may want to call me that flower-hime" He grinned liking the girls fiesty attitude.
"Hmmm, nope until you can call me Sakura I'll call you Guppie" she said in a teasing tone.
Then a stunning woman with blue hair entered smiling at Sakura and her older brother and introduced herself as Konan and declared how wonderful it was to have another woman in the base!
Everyone ate breakfast quietly and occasionally had witty banter as the rest of the Akatsuki joined in. At the end of lunch Pein announced to everyone about Sakura joining and that she was to be treated as an equal.
After breakfast Sakura walked down the corridor in search of the indoor area Pein told her she could train in. Lost in thought she ran into Kakuzu and he smiled wickedly quickly making her uncomfortable under his harsh stare.
"Hmmm, looks like her we have a new plaything" He laughed.
She cringed at his statement and then snapped, "I'm nobodys plaything". In a fit of anger Kakuzu picked up Sakura and threw her into the wall and then slammed her hard against the wall as she struggled to break free from his grasp and his hand began to roam her body he stated clearly for her to hear, "Just because your brother is the leader doesn't make you safe here slut". Kakuzu then felt his shoulder being grabbed and thrown down the hall by a passive looking Itachi and growled as Itachi said threateningly, "You best be glad it was me that found you two and not Pein". Kakuzu stalked off muttering plans of revenge on the poor rosette girl. Being raised as a gentleman Itachi helped Sakura up and let her catch her composure before asking, "What are you trained in if you can barely defend yourself?"
"I'm a medic, I'm supposed to heal not destroy" She replied embarassed that she couldn't defend herself.
Itachi pondered her words and then an idea struck him and he smirked.
"I have a propostion for you, heal my eyes and I will train you" He stated bluntly.
Sakura quickly accepted the propostion knowing she needed quite the improvement in her skill and training with Itachi and her brother would be like training with the best.
Chapter one is finally complete! Next chapter I'll be sure to add more fluff and I feel like this one was a tad rushed and Pein was OOC and Sakura a little too accepting of the situation but I swear its going to get better :) So pretty please review and please no flames this is my first story. . and I know I took some cliche outs but I need a semi-good catalyst for their love.