Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto. But I do own Mayu Kigaro, Obio Kiraa, Daaku Shisou, and The Village Hidden in the Light. The Village Hidden in the Darkness was my brother's idea. (Thanks bro.)

A.N.: This is my first fanfic, so read it and tell me what you think. Oh, and this is an AU story that takes place between the Land of Waves mission and the Chunin Exam.

Chapter 1

It was a routine day for Team 7. They were training in the forest area as usual. Today's lesson was on different jutsu battle tactics. The sensei of the team, Kakashi was giving a mini-lecture on the subject. Just as he said "… and never let your guard down." a mysterious force knocked him over.

Then just as he hit the ground, he felt someone fall on him. He looked up to see who had managed to surprise him like that. It was a female ninja with long brown hair in a braid. She was wearing a short-sleeved, light green jacket, a pale yellow tank top, black, fingerless gloves, a homemade necklace with a translucent white stone on it, a bracelet of yellow Buddha beads, light brown pants, and those blue sandal-like shoes that ninja typically wear. She looked down at Kakashi. He could see that she had kind and gentle green eyes.

"Oh sorry, I did it again, didn't I?" she said as she stood up. "I was practicing this new speed jutsu and I wasn't watching where I was going."

Then with one arm she pulled Kakashi back on to his feet with ease. This surprised him once again. Because he never meet a woman who didn't have to use charka to gain abnormal strength before.

"Are you alright, old man?" she asked him.

"Old man?" responsed Kakashi. "Excuse me but, I'm 26."

"Oh, sorry but gray hair and the bag under your eye beg to differ." she told him.

Kakashi's students, Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura were looking at their sensei in shock. Not only had this mysterious ninja surprised Kakashi, she also managed to make him a little irritated. By looking at her, Kakashi could tell that she was younger than him. But she had to at least be in her twenties.

"Sorry, I've been rude." she said. "Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Mayu. Mayu Kigaro. I'm from the Village Hidden in the Light, and you guys are?"

"I am Kakashi and this is Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura."

"Hey.", said Naruto.

"Nice to meet me you." said Sakura.

… (That was Sasuke.)

Mayu looked at Kakashi with wide eyes.

"You wouldn't happen to be Kakashi the Copycat Ninja, would you?" she asked him.

"That's Copy Ninja.", he corrected her.

"Well in that case," Mayu said. "I challenge you to a one-on-one match. Not to the death, of course. I want to see how my skills match up with yours."

"Alright I accept your challenge." Then Kakashi turned to his students and told them to sit and watch.

The match began. Through out the fight they seemed to be evenly matched. At point, Mayu got behind Kakashi and tapped him on the shoulder. He turned to face her, but she was gone. Then she hit him from behind. Sasuke looked embarrassed for Kakashi. Naruto couldn't help but laugh. While Sakura was holding back the urge to laugh. But her inner self was saying, "Cha, she got him good."

The fight went on for 2 hours. Then finally both Kakashi and Mayu dropped from exhaustion.

"Sensei, are you alright?" Sakura called to Kakashi.

"I'm fine." he called back. 'Even though everything below by hairline hurts.', he thought.

'Man, I'm still gonna be hurtin' tomorrow.' thought Mayu. 'This guy is good. But he didn't copy my moves. I wonder why?'

"What now Kakashi-sensei?" asked Naruto.

"Class dismissed" said Kakashi. "Sensei has a headache."

This made his students wonder how hard Mayu hit him exactly. They were about to leave, when Sakura asked Kakashi if he was sure he was alright.

"I'm fine. Just go.", he said. So then the kids walked off and headed home. Then Mayu and Kakashi propped themselves up.

"That was a good match." said Mayu. "I think I found a worthy adversary. How about we meet here tomorrow for a sparing session?"

"Okay, you're on." Kakashi said.

"Great, see you tomorrow."

Then she took off. Kakashi didn't know why but he wanted to know more about this Mayu Kigaro.