Disclaimer: Naruto belongs to Nasashi Kishimoto.
Introduction: It is I
"Haruno Sakura: seventeen-year old adolescent, you have been charged of attempted murder. How do you plead?"
Life is like a roller coaster, bringing you up to its peak and then dropping you down into its scary descent before lifting you up again. Its always been one way for me though, and that's downwards descent. I've been brought up only halfway to the peak point before being dragged backwards. I will not speak of the downs, not to anyone…
"My reasons are my own." Sakura muttered. Her jade eyes dared not stray farther from her toeless boots. "And my sister's," She added.
I could hear my older sister crying but I've heard it too many times I've become numb to it. My sister's name is Botan Haruno, she's a wilting peony as I am a starving blossom. Dare I speak for her? No, for right now I don't have the strength, I just want to become a waning plant in the shadows. Isn't that what a flower placed in a dark cabinet would do?
Lock me up jailer I'm feeling bad.
"Sakura, why did you try to kill your father?" The superior Hokage the 3rd asked in an almost pleading voice.
So bad that I'll decide to ditch this place one day and never look back.
There is no pleading, because the strongest cannot plead. He is not humble, he is demanding. I will not give in.
Sentence me to a thousand years in the dungeons my Lord, for I will not bend to your will.
"Because man is evil." Jade eyes lifted, blank and guarded. Long pastel pink bangs framed her pale face that at the moment held a neutral expression.
Someone dared speak up, the brave fool. Someone dared speak to the demented girl other than the Hokage himself. Oi, I called myself demented, what has become of this world?
"Sakura," He said, "Your straying off topic."
He was such a brave fool, but of course Sharingan Kakashi was supposed to be that way. Like a true ninja, his bravery that comes with duty will be his downfall. I've always admired him for his chivalry. The leader decided to speak again. Yay.
"Haruno Sakura if you do not plead innocent, or have a sufficient reason for your actions I will be forced to have you under as guilty. Please voice your reasons now."
"I…" She felt numb, how could she say it? When the man she tried to murder was in the same room? He was staring at her, demanding her to stay quiet. Demanding her to suffer the consequences she did not deserve.
"Sakura…" Botan whispered, tears spilling down her cheeks. Her face looked blotchy while my own looked placid. "Please," she cried, "Just tell him. Don't leave me alone. Please don't leave me alone."
Sakura's eyes were watering, her bottom lip trembled. "I, I." she croaked, "I can't…I can't! No!" She struggled to keep the tears in.
I fell into my weakness, as tears streamed down my face. I was ashamed, tears are for the weak. Tears are my sister's forte, she did not decide to become a ninja, I did. I am supposed to be the strong one, for myself and Botan. She may be older, but I am the protector. But I am a lousy protector. Why can't I speak? His eyes are burning into me I can feel it!
Daddy…I don't think I'm OK.
Is this paranoia…I can feel it rising up my spine. Its crawling up my senses and shaking me blindly. I have to stop! I can't let myself fall into the temptation…I cannot let myself be weak. I've done it too many times to count but this is where I must put my foot down.
"Please…I can't" Sakura whispered strongly before cowering in her seat. Her knees were brought to her chest and her arms wrapped around them. She covered her ears, fearing for the worst. "Not now."
I think my sensei tried to negotiate my innocence. Even though he was always punctuality deficient, he was a good person. So sweet is he, that I did not know he was trying to not get me shunned from this village. Not until later.
"…kura Sakura." Callous hands gently pried her hands away from her ears, "You must listen to this." The hands that deprived her from being temporarily deaf were now patting her head. A small reassurance from someone familiar…and then she heard it.
"Haruno Sakura you are to be taken into Hatake Kakashi's care until the next meeting. Maybe by then, you will give us your story. Until then, things are not looking up for you Sakura."
Silence is golden, and that's what I was. I was golden being led out into the world again.
Sage: Um…..-_-;; Okay this turned out a lot more angst-filled than I thought it would turn out. Oi. So much for trying to make it not too overrun with my little drama quotes. Um okay I plan to make this a slight Kakashi/Sakura sooo….if this pairing bothers you I'd advise you to leave. I know already I won't get very many reviews because well more than half are Yaoi supporters--which I really have nothing against other than I don't read them, sorry-- and the others just think this pairing is wrong. But…
I've gotten hooked on this pairing ever since I saw the many fan arts with those two in it…eheh if you want to see 'em you can email me! Lol at -- firstname.lastname@example.org
But I've been on this Naruto kick every since I got into some shonen jump mags and this naruto Dvd I got…heheh yea I'm a bit obsessive now. Well Sakura's my favorite female character so this sort of revolves around her, unless I decided to switch to someone else's point of view.
I apologize if I have any of them OOC okay? But I'm trying my best! And well Sakura, Sasuke and Naruto are 17 now so I'd think their personalities would change a bit (if not a lot).
Well enough of my ranting, sorry!! If you don't like you don't have to review, if it perks your interest um…constructive criticism would be nice. ^_^