Koneko101-HI ALL! Just decided to do another story so yeah. Here ya go!

Diclaimer! I do not own Naruto, cause if I did the pairings would go a hell of a lot faster and they would be Sasuke/Sakura, Hinata/Naruto, Ino/Shikamaru, and Neji/Tenten. And they would have done something by now! Btw, anyone know what Haruno means? Just wondering.

Prologue

Fire. If there was one thing Konohamaru knew, it was that being surrounded by fire was NEVER a good thing. He ran around, desperately seeking an escape, when a small scuffle made him turn. His eyes widened as he saw who it was. Sakura was leaning on her scabbard (a/n, that sword thing), the crimson stain on her side growing larger by the second. "Sakura, come on, we have to get out of here!" he yelled anxiously. She nodded slightly as she began to limp forward.

Konohomaru raced forward, pulling her arm over his shoulder so she could lean on him for support. She flashed him a shaky smile before moving forward, now faster thanks to his help. He was glad he found her, because less than a minute after they moved the ceiling fell in where she had been standing. They were soon out, and they got about 20 feet away before she collapsed. He helped her get into a laying position as the academy burned down a small ways off.

He watched helplessly as she struggled to breath, wishing he could do something. "Kono...ho..ma...ru..." she croaked out weakly, making him wince. "What is it, Sakura? What do you need?" he asked desperately. She gave him a weak smile as she managed to raise her hand up, shakily resting it on his shoulder. "You're a good kid, Konohomaru. Grow up strong so you can always protect those close to you."she said weakly. His eyes widened as he realized she was saying goodbye. "DONT SAY THAT! Your gonna be fine. Got that!" he shouted as his eyes watered. She gave a small, humorless chuckle before going into a small coughing fit. He cringed as he saw blood dribble down the corner of her mouth.

"You know I won't make it through this one. tell everyone...I always loved and cared for them. I'll miss you guys."she whispered as she drew a pain filled breath. Konohamaru nodded bravely, even as the tears fell. "Tell...Sasuke...that I for...for...forgi..."her voice trailed off as her eyes closed, her eyes going limp. He watched in pain as her hand slid down his arm, slowly falling to the groiund beside her.He choked back a sob as he tried to keep his cool, but he soon fouind it useless. Letting out an anguished sob, he punched the ground as his body shook with uncontrolled sobs.

"Consider that a warning." a cold voice said from behind him. He spun around, and his eyes widened as he looked into those blood red eyes. 'Itachi.'he thought fearfully as he cowered back slightly."That's the message that you can tell everyone. Worse will happen if Sasuke does not become stronger. Tell him that for me." Itachi ordered before disappearing. Konohomaru was still staring at the spot where he had been when the rest of Team 7 arrived. "Hey, Konohomaru, where's Saku..." Naruto trailed off as he noticed her lifeless body. Sasuke's heart skipped a beat as he fell to his knees beside her. Grasping her wrist, he felt to see if there was a pulse. Nothing.

His hands shook as Konohomaru started to speak. "Itachi was here. He said that this was a warning, and that worse will happen if you don't get stronger. I...I couldn't...protect her..." he sobbed as he let it all out. Naruto rubbed his back slighlty as Sasuke shook. His face was hidden by his bangs, his jaw clenched tight. "Bastard."he hissed. "BASTARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD!" he screamed angrily, his head thrown back for all to see. Then and there, he made a new vow. Itachi would pay for this. He would pay for killing her. And he would pay with his life.

Koneko101- Well, that's it. Um, review please. I'll try to update soon if ya guys like it. Ja ne!