|The Akatsuki Four
Author: The Akatsuki Four Home PM
Akimoto and Keikai are lost in between Sunagakure and Konohagakure. They join the Akatsuki but what happens while they are there? What happens when they are joined by old friends? What happens when they fall in love?Rated: Fiction M - English - Humor/Romance - Akatsuki - Chapters: 14 - Words: 21,109 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 04-15-11 - Published: 11-29-10 - id: 6517361
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Keikai was lost in a forest somewhere in the land of rivers. "-Sigh- Where the hell am I?" She kicked a tall tree with her foot and grunted. "This is complete bullshit...I go for a walk and get LOST. How the fuck does that work?" She stopped and lent against the tree she kicked, annoyed. While a few metres away, Akimoto was having the same problems. "Hnn...I'm sure it was around here somewhere..." Keikai's eyes widened as she heard the voice less then a meter behind the tree she was leaning against. "Huh...Who's there?" Akimoto froze. "Who's there, yourself? Wait...Haven't I heard your voice before?" Keikai pushed off from the tree and walked behind it to reveal Akimoto. "Aki- Oh! Akimoto! What are you doing here? -mutters to self- What am I doing here? Actually, where IS here?" Akimoto and Keikai have been friends ever since a chunnin exam around five years ago. They both met before competing in 'The Forest of Death' challenge and helped each other's teams reach the end. Akimoto blinked, confused, and absolutely oblivious to where she was. "Keikai? What are you doing in Sunagakure?" Keikai sweat dropped. "In case you haven't noticed...We're not in Sunagakure...And I don't think we're in Konohagakure either...Which is, you know, great and all, but I need to get home." Akimoto closed her eyes and smiled. "Oh...I only walked for half an hour..." She looked down at her feet, dazed by exhaustion. "...Or was it a day?" Keikai looked up at the sky absently. "Hmm...It's sunset, and I've been walking since dawn...makes sense, I was lost in thought..." Akimoto smiled. "I lost track of time...Actually I was planning this weapon I could make...And then my head flowed to art and...time...flew by a little! Keikai looked back at Akimoto, chuckling. "Funny how it happens, ain't it? I mostly just wanted to get away from my sisters...They are so annoying sometimes...And then I started to think about Shikamaru..." Keikai became lost in thought. "Hnn..." Akimoto sighed. " I never really got to tell Gaara how I felt before he fell in love with Matsuri...That's ok though...He just wasn't the right one for me." Keikai smiled in sympathy. "Yeah...Shikamaru seemed more interested in Temari, which I don't really get but anyway...-sigh- Life sucks." Akimoto perked up a bit. "Indeed...What I would look for in a man would be for them to be artistic, quiet but still a bit of fun, not bad looking and to like me for who I am." Keikai nodded slowly. "Yeah...I guess I would like someone with more energy...And does stuff spontaneously rather than complaining all the time." Akimoto nodded. "So uh...What now?" Keikai started walking around in small circles and came to rest at some leaf litter and kicked it with her foot. "I don't think it'd be safe for us to try and go home by ourselves now, so we should try and find some source of water and make a camp or something..." Akimoto ruffled her long golden hair. "Great idea...I'll go find some wood! And if I can, some natural food." Akimoto wandered off into the forest humming. Keikai looked behind herself. "Hmm...Sounds like there's water this way..." Keikai began to wander toward the source of the water.
She came across a large cave entrance blocked by a large boulder with a tag on it, and crystal clear water running as far as the eye can see. Unknown to her, Keikai was being watched. As her foot stepped on the edge of the stone, a voice was heard. "Is there any reason why you are here? Don't be so soft! She's an intruder." Keikai jumped at the appearance of her converser. "WOAH SHIT!" It was Zetsu and only his head was visible in the ground. "W-What is it? Damn it! What do you do to intruders?" Keikai, still in shock, took a step back. "WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU?" "I'm Zetsu, Nice to meet yo- SHUT UP!" Akimoto came back from collecting the wood and walked up to Zetsu and Keikai. "You made a new friend?" Keikai looked back at Akimoto. "Says his name is Zetsu..." Akimoto smiled looking down at him. "Nice to meet you!" "What's your name? -mutter-" Keikai looked back at Zetsu. "Why are both sides of you face talking...At different times?" "That information is confidential. You leave or we eat you, simple. Hey...Don't be mean to them. They aren't being bad!" Keikai's eyes widened. "You'll eat us? This ain't good then..." Zetsu's white side did the best job he could to look at his other side. "Can we let them stay until sunrise, Then let them go home? I don't make the decisions. You two, wait here." Zetsu sunk into the ground, awkwardly. After a few seconds, he appeared again. "Come in! Quietly." He rose out of the ground and walked up to the cave entrance and made a hand sign. A red glow from his ring lit the tag on the bolder. The boulder rose slowly and they entered.
After entering the cave, a hologram stood before them, only it's eyes visible. Zetsu stopped and turned to face the two. "This is as far as I go." He sunk into the ground, leaving the two and the hologram. It walked a little closer to them as the bolder had come to rest in the water behind them. The eyes revealed were quite intimidating, fully grey-purple with darker grey rings around the matching colour pupil. Then it had hit Akimoto. It was the rinnegan. Her sister had told her stories of their legendary power and the destruction they could cause.
The hologram spoke. "What is your purpose for being here?" Akimoto was to intimidated to speak. Keikai didn't seem the least concerned. "Freaky plant guy didn't say then? We're lost." The eyes narrowed. "And you want to stay until morning, when you can travel home." Keikai nodded. Akimoto's face was pale and her pupils where small as sweat drops formed on her face. Keikai looked at her friend. "Aki? What the hell is up? You don't look so flash!" Akimoto looked as though she had been smashed out of a nightmare. "N-No I'm fine." She didn't feel fine. She felt sick from her fear. The hologram looked at the wall. "You can stay here, in this cave, until morning, then I expect you to be gone." Keikai nodded at the generosity while inside she was screaming in anger at being given a dusty old cave to sleep in. The hologram looked back at them. "I am Pain." One more sight of the rinnegan, Akimoto did something she had never done, she collapsed from fear. Keikai twitched and ran over to her friend. "What the fuck, Aki? This is no time to be fucking collapsing!" The hologram of Pain sighed, Thinking of a better luxury for the two. "If you can carry your friend, Zetsu will take you to Amegakure." Pain vanished. Keikai twitched again as a sweat drop ran down her head. "Fucking great."
The whole trip was 'fucking awsome!' according to Keikai's sarcasm. On the trip she once asked Zetsu to carry Akimoto, He didn't need to reply as Keikai sweat dropped. 'Forget I said anything! I want to keep my friend in one piece!" When they finally arrived at Ame, In the dead of night, Zetsu dropped them off at the tallest tower in sight. On the top of the tower, A giant man's head faced the city with his tongue out and similar eyes to Pain. When they entered, Well technically Zetsu vanished before Keikai entered the door hidden half way up the tower, They were left in an awkward silence, the only noise being the rain outside. After a few seconds, Itachi walked into the room and raised an eyebrow as not knowing who the two were. "Can I help you?" Keikai twitched her eye. "Uh, your leader sent us to stay here but that plant man left us without actually saying ANYTHING! So yes, you can help me." Itachi sighed and showed them to a nearby room and confirmed they wouldn't do anything. Keikai finally got some sleep.
Akimoto was the first to wake. She was startled at where she was then remembered when she had fainted. The rinnegan. But first, where was she? She looked around the pale blue painted room and spotted a sleeping Keikai. Akimoto went over and nudged her. "Kei...Where are we?...Kei?...Kei!" She finally woke up. Keikai moaned. "Aki...Go back to sleep..." Akimoto made a sad face. "But I'm scared, where are we?" Keikai turned away so she was facing the other way. "We're in Amegakure...Now go back to sleep...Neh.." Akimoto sighed and sat on her own bed. "(Amegakure...But how? What happened while I was knocked out?)" A few minutes after sitting there, staring out the window, she got a book out of her sack she carries around her waist. She lay down and began to read, calmed by the rain outside.
The sun finally rose, even though it was hardly visible behind the natural clouds of Amegakure. Akimoto was still reading her book, admiring the sweet smell of morning rain. Keikai got up rubbing her eyes. Her hair was a complete mess. Akimoto lowered her book. "Good morning. Now will you tell me what happened?" Without a word, Keikai moaned and stumbled over to her small bag, slowly extracting a hair brush. Akimoto sighed. "(She hasn't changed a bit...)"
They were both about to walk out the door when Zetsu appeared out of the ground. Keikai sweat dropped. "Oh it's just fucking you..." Zetsu looked concerned at Keikai's constant swearing, like deja vu. "Leader-sama wants to see you. Come with me."
The all to familiar figure sat on a perch outside the room, watching the city, except it wasn't a hologram. His orange hair painted the dull background of the city. The two were placed into the room and Zetsu, plainly, vanished into the ground. After a few seconds of more awkward silence, Pain rose from his seat and walked over to the two. Akimoto noted to herself she wouldn't look him in the eye, lest she faint again. She did, however, note his abnormally pale skin and odd piercings in odd places. When he spoke, it was different from when he spoke as a hologram, not electronic or robotic. "I would like you to join the Akatsuki. You will not be given a choice in the matter." A vain showed on Keikai's head. "Who said I wanted to join?" There was a few thuds outside the door and a man burst in. "'Sup fuckers...Who are these two?" He points his finger at Akimoto and Keikai. Keikai shot a look at the man who just walked in. Hidan smiled. "Who's the new hottie?" Keikai twitched in response, trying not to burst with anger. Akimoto glanced back at Pain. "I'm okay with it, joining I mean. Your good with it too, right Kei?" Keikai was about to say something when Akimoto slung her arm around her shoulder. Keikai decided she didn't have a choice in the matter. "Ugh...Fine." Pain looked at the two. "Good, I want to increase the number of effective team mates, Two that can work together in battle and be at peace with each other. So I will mix the members of this organisation to different partners. For now, you two, try to find someone you will work effectively with."
They were in a room with grey carpet and blue walls. Deidara sat on a grey sheeted double bed looking annoyed at having the two come in his room by Pain-sama's orders. At least it was better than Tobi. "Pain-sama has instructed me to give you nail polish. It's a customary thing in this organisation, don't ask me why though un. Choose a colour." Keikai muttered. "Psh...I guess I'll have dark purple..." Akimoto nodded at her friend. "Dark red, please." Deidara handed the red and purple bottles to Akimoto and 'oh so amused' Keikai. "Gee-whiz I'm so happy!" She said with sarcasm. Deidara looked at Keikai. "You should've seen my reaction, I tried to blow up the hideout..." The two started painting their nails. "I wish I had explosives..." Deidara looked at Keikai again. "Not just anyone can handle explosives you know." He lifted up a hand to reveal one of his mouths. "You'll burn your hands." Keikai rolled her eyes. "Here we go..." Deidara made a face. "You cant just make clay explode, un! I would keep going, but there's things I have to do." Akimoto looked up at Deidara. "Can I help too?" Deidara looked amused. "I'm only making explosive clay, un. You can come if you want..." Deidara collected a bag and walked to his door frame. "Clear out when your done, And don't touch anything! Un!" Akimoto followed behind Deidara, after finishing her nails. Keikai was left alone in Deidara's room...