A/N: I'm sorry for taking such a long time to update!! I've had the chapters written for awhile now, but im too lazy to actually type them XD, well anyway, here's the next chapter, hope you like it, and enjoy. (I need a name for my demon, so if any of you have any ideas, please inform me!! I'm at a total loss x.X)
Sasuke sat staring into the clear, flowing river, just outside of Konoha. Naruto's eyes were somewhat wide from shock. Sakura just stood there, leaning against a tree.
"So...so this demon...is kinda like Kyubi? Right?" Naruto finally questioned.
"I guess, if you want to out it that way, but, apparently Kyubi is sealed, this demon isn't" Sakura answered, staring down at her feet.
"Oh...well that sorta makes us the same, doesn't it?"
"Don't go there Naruto, now isn't the time" Sasuke mumbled.
Naruto glared at Sasuke and crossed his arms.
"...I have to go, Jiraiya-sensei is waiting for me, see ya later Sakura, go to hell Sasuke" and with that he got up and jumped into the trees before anyone could blink.
Sakura looked over at Sasuke who was still staring into the water. 'Should I say something? Time really isn't a luxury I have right now...maybe I should' she thought.
She leaned her head back against the tree.
"Sakura" Sasuke finally said.
She looked up.
"This demon...is he strong?"
Sakura sighed, 'And here I thought he was trying to start a normal conversation...'
"I guess, why?"
Sasuke's eyes narrowed slightly.
"...be careful, if its strong, just...be careful" and he was gone before she could say another word.
Staring over at the place where Sasuke had formally sat, she laughed softly.
"My...that's ironic..." she mumbled, running her hand through her hair.
She sat down and leaned her back, back up against the tree and closed her eyes. There she slept that night, encountering for the second time, her demon.
Sasuke walked along the road to his house, a scowl apparent on his usually calm, intimidating face. 'This is so stupid, why should I care?' he thought, glaring down at his shoes.
He sighed, running his hand through his hair.
"What's wrong with me these days?"
Sasuke looked up into the ever smiling, masked face of Kakashi, half hidden behind his trademark book, Icha Icha Paradise.
"So, what brings you down here?" Kakashi asked, putting Icha Icha Paradise away in his pocket.
"This is the part of Konoha I live in; I've ever seen you down here, so I repeat, what--".
"I was just walking" Sasuke lied; he was very embarrassed that he hadn't noticed he wasn't going in the right direction to his house, this wasn't something that happened often.
"Ah, walking and doing what?" Kakashi inquired.
"Thinking? Did I hear you say thinking? Well pray tell what you were thinking about"
"Sakura? Well why would you be thinking about Sakura? That's a very un-Sasuke like thing of you to do, what about Sakura were you thinking about?"
"Nothing! I wasn't thinking about anything! Especially not Sakura!"
"Hmm, bursting out in anger, that defiantly not like you, Sasuke"
Sasuke growled and glared at his sensei, who was smirking defiantly back at him.
"...do you like ramen, Sasuke" Kakashi asked finally.
"Hmm, well that really is too bad"
Sasuke's face drained of all color.
Kakashi grabbed the collar of Sasuke's shirt and swung it over his shoulder.
"What?! Set me down!!"
Kakashi then headed down to the Ichiraku Ramen shop with the exceedingly pissed off Sasuke right behind him.
"Sakura! So good of you to visit me!"
Sakura sat in the dark with a young boy who looked to be slightly older than she. He had jet black hair (like so many other boys in Konoha) and wore a jet black, sleeveless shirt that cut off just bellow the rim of his pants, which were also black, which cut off 3-4 inches above his ankles. He didn't wear any shoes.
He reached into a part of the darkness, where his hand seemingly disappeared, and pulled out 2 tea cups and a pot of tea.
"Want some tea, Sakura-chan?" he asked sweetly, flashing his perfect white teeth at her.
She said nothing as he poured a cup of tea for her.
"It's your favorite you know, the flavor you always drank with your mother on Sunday's"
"Oh and I'm sure you know allabout that" she hissed.
"Actually" he smiled back "I do, I know more about you than you yourself know"
She glared at him as he finished pouring the tea and handed it to her.
"Now be a good girl and drink your tea"
She looked at the tea with disgust.
"How do I know its not poisoned?"
He suddenly burst out laughing, his perfect face scrunching up as if it were in pain.
"You are a riot, Sakura-chan! Have you forgotten already where we are?"
"Exactly, which brings up the question, how can I poison you if you aren't really drinking it? And even if you were, why would I poison it? My survival depends on your survival, and why would I kill myself?"
"...I don't know..."
"Exactly, now drink your tea before it gets cold"
She glared again and sipped her non-existent tea.
"You like?" he asked in an expectant tone, as if he wouldn't be able to go on if she didn't.
She nodded slightly and set the cup down.
"Is...that your true form?" she asked curiously, looking at him.
He looked at her and smiled.
"What? This bag of bones? Of course not, though my true form is very close to this. My demon form is the size of a normal 15 year old boy, just like this, would you like to see it?" his eyes brightened in delight.
She pursed her lips and looked away, she was beginning to get cold, sitting in the darkness like that. She heard him sigh and set his cup down.
"...why am I...here?" she asked into the darkness, but the question was obviously directed towards the nameless 'boy' before her. "And I don't mean that spiritual crap 'why are we here', I mean, why am I, here" she waved her arms around, gesturing to the darkness she and he sat in.
She looked back at him and felt her heart skip several beats.
Staring back at her was one of the most beautiful creatures she had ever laid eyes upon. Its violet eyes starred un blinking, back at her. Its black feathered shirt stopped right after it's chest and elbows. Its pants, which were also made form black feathers started at its hips and stopped past it's heals, making the pants look far too bib for it. It had long black nails, that looked so sharp, it rivaled an acupuncture needle. Its black hair fell just above it's shoulders, and looked so soft that she just wanted to run her fingers through it.
Her fingers twitched with want.
Protruding form its pale lips, which contrasted greatly with all the black, were a pair of small fangs, making it look like a vampire. The part about it that entranced her most was the pair of shimmering black wings sprouting from its back.
She starred in awe at the creature before her, words lost to her lips.
"I take it you like" he said with a smirk.
"Not quite, but close enough" he laughed, running his hand through his hair. "Anyway, to answer your 'non-spiritual' question, can't I spend some quality time with my Sakura-chan for an hour or two?"
As he was saying this, Sakura thought for a moment that his softened to her, but it was gone before she could look again.
"Well as much as I would love to spend more time with my, Sakura-chan, I fear I must be going, ah but don't worry, I will be back"
Suddenly a flurry of feathers came blasting into her face and she found herself lying in the middle of the forest floor. Night had set long ago, and the river, reflecting the moons light, seemed almost eerie to her. Instead of getting up and walking back to her empty home, she stayed lying on the forest floor. 'The cool breeze is always so soothing in the forest'.
To be continued
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