This is my first Fanfic, so there will probably be a few mistakes. Flames are welcome I love getting them. But please, if you're going to flame me, leave a signed review, don't be cowards.

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"See you tomorrow, Tsuande-shishou," a young medic called as she left the hospital. Sakura walked down the street from the hospital, feeling exhausted. She hadn't slept properly in weeks, and was tempted to just refuse to go to work the next day and simply sleep until she had so much rest, she felt she was in her genin days. Though she knew when her damn alarm clock rang the next morning she would get out of bed and make her way back to the dreaded building.

Sasuke had come back, and although he was on probation, he was welcomed back with open arms, that is, by most people, most people not including his former team. Sakura, Naruto and Kakashi were both excited and furious at his return. Upon arrival Sakura walked up and bitch slapped him, while Naruto yelled at him for the hell he had put them through. After a meeting with Tsuande, they went out to ramen, Naruto's treat.

Sakura had dropped the once ever-present title to his name and he if he cared he didn't show it. He also didn't seem to notice that she stopped following him around, and seemed more interested in training then she did him. It was sad really, she had decided to train so she could be strong when he returned, now she was stronger, he didn't care, and she wasn't bothered that he didn't notice her.

Her feet dragged on the well-traveled ground as she made her way back to her apartment. Why she had decided to move farther away from the hospital she would never understand. She knew she wanted— no needed—to get out of the house she shared with her mother, but she should have paid more attention to the location of her new living quarters. She was supposed to be the smartest girl her age, yet at times she didn't live up to the title. She was so busy cursing herself for her stupid choice of a living place that she didn't notice the dark aura around the street she was currently turning on.

She continued her way, never noticing the two sets of eyes following her every move, waiting, waiting for the chance to set their plan in motion.

"Why her?" asked a voice to his partner.

"She trains under Tsuande-hime, she must have some skills," a second voice answered.

"I think there's more to it than that," the first voice replied. "Something to do with your brother."

"Be quiet, she's coming this way," the second snapped at his partner.

"If she's got Tsuande's strength, do you really think this is a good idea?"

"Look at her, she's exhausted. She doesn't have much strength left." With that the man jumped down in front of the startled pink haired maiden.

"You're… you're…" Sakura stuttered, fear evident in her eyes. "Uchiha Itachi."

"And you're Haruno Sakura," Itachi replied coldly.

"How do you know my name," Sakura asked, too shocked at seeing the S-class criminal to think clearly and try to escape, or at the very least get someone's attention so they would know what was happening.

"I have my ways. Now, you're going to be going on a little trip with us," and with that he knocked the young woman out.

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"W-W-Where a-a-am I?" Sakura stuttered, finally waking up. She looked at her surroundings; she was in a strange room, with no windows and a single door, without a handle on the inside. She was lying on a bed, shivering slightly at the cold atmosphere of the place. "W-What's g-g-going on?"

"Drink this," a voice commanded, shoving a glass of water in her face.

"Than—" she started to say, but stopped when she noticed who was handing her the liquid. "What's wrong with it?" she demanded, now completely awake.

"In a minute it's going to be forced down your throat if you don't drink it," Itachi said dangerously. "If I wanted to kill you, I would have done so already," he added as an afterthought.

"Well you're strait to the point," Sakura muttered, hesitantly taking the drink. "Why did you kidnap me anyway?"

"I don't have to explain myself to you."

"Someone's parents didn't teach them manners… I wonder why that is… Oh, I remember now! You murdered them."

"I don't think you have the right to be speaking to me like that," Itachi said, glaring intensely at the sarcastic annoyance in front of him.

"I'm so sorry Uchiha-sama," Sakura said, standing up and bowing as low as she could, before sitting back down on the hard bed she had been previously resting upon. "I guess that horrible Sasuke-kun taught me to hate you. Damn him, he's always complaining… what was he complaining about again… oh yeah YOU KILLING HIS FAMILY!"

"You're annoying."

"I've been told."

The two glared at each other, glowing red and livid emerald mixing in with the other. They sat like that, neither one blinking or saying anything for a while. Surprisingly enough, it was the eldest Uchiha that broke the suffocating silence.

"Maybe I should just kill you, there were plenty of strong kounichi in that village, mostly around your age."

"So why did you take me?" Sakura shot back.

"You caught my attention," Itachi said, causing Sakura to blush involuntary.

"Why is that?"

"You need your rest. Go back to sleep."

"Whatever you say Uchiha-sama," Sakura said, sarcasm dripping from her words.

"Call me that again, and I'll kill you."

"Ok, Itachi-san," she said glaring daggers at him. He almost sighed, he'd expected her to be hostile, but not mouthy.

"Good night, Sakura," Itachi whispered as the petal haired angel fell asleep. He grabbed a blanket and placed it over her small frame before walking over to the door and knocking four times. It slid open reviling a bored looking Kisame.

"What's the plan?"

"We'll stay here for a few days, let her regain her strength before we begin traveling again. Once we've gotten at least two days away from the village, we'll send word, saying that we'll trade the medic for the Kyuubi container."

"What makes you sure they'll agree?"

"She is Tsunade's apprentice, and Tsuande doesn't teach just anyone. They'll agree, not only is she favored by the Hokage, but by Kakashi, the Kyuubi, and my foolish little brother. We should get some sleep, we can't stay here to long."

"Will you be sleeping in there to make sure she doesn't escape," Kisame asked.

"It'll be pointless otherwise," Itachi explained. "If we leave her in there by herself she could use her strength to break out, and if you drain her chakra, then we'll just waste our time waiting for her to recover."

"I'll open the door at seven," Kisame said, walking away to his own room. Itachi walked back into room, and saw his hostage curled up in the blankets, still shivering with cold. He silently thanked himself for not shutting the door, and walked out of the room, grabbing a few covers.

He came back in, set the bedspread on her, before attempting to walk to the other side of the room where his bed was located. Something stopped him. A small, delicate arm had managed to wrap itself around Itachi's hand, preventing him from moving.

What am I? He thought to himself. A teddy bear? Do I look like I want to be touched? He attempted to free his hand, but couldn't. Damn strength, who knew she could be this strong while she was asleep.

"Don't… leave… me," Sakura muttered in her sleep. "Don't… want to be… alone… anymore."

Itachi sighed, of all of the hostages he could have taken; he had to choose the one with the abandonment issues and super strength. "You win this round," he muttered as he lay down on the bed next to her, making sure to put as much distance between the two of them as possible.

I know it's short, but it was just sort an introduction. I should have the next update up soon, but I'm not sure when.

Before I go, I'd like to clear some things up, this story is rated T for LANGUAGE not content. Sakura has had abandonment problems since Sasuke and Naruto both left her to get stronger. She was asleep, and was having a dream about them, so she grabbed onto the closest thing that was there, which happened to be Itachi. They slept like that. That's all. S-L-E-P-T.

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