The ANBU Mission

by InNeverland

Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.

"We must do something about this!" exclaimed Koharu Utatane, one of the elders.

Tsunade lifted an eyebrow at her.

"I agree whole-heartedly." replied Tsunade, "In fact, before you rushed in here, I was going over some of the recent information that I've received."


Tsunade sighed.

"Well it seems one of our ANBU members has discovered the whereabouts of one of the co-leaders of this organization."

Tsunade shuffled through some of the papers on her desk.

"Ah, here we are." she said as she handed them the information.

"He is staying in the Earth Country. Iwagakure, to be exact."

The two elders looked most displeased.

"I see."

"Well, I propose that you-" started Homaru Mitokado.

Tsunade cut him off.

"I'm going to send a team of four ANBU members. One will be from the Interrogation Squad."

The elders did not protest, but they did, however, look annoyed at being interrupted.

"But," warned Koharu, "you must make them understand the gravity of this mission. We could very well be on the brink of another war."

Ino yawned.

"I am so stinkin' bored! There is absolutely nothing to do! Ugh." complained the blonde-haired kunoichi.

"Heh. Just enjoy the break." replied one of the ANBU members sitting beside her, "I just finished a month long mission."

"That must've sucked."

"Mmm. . .Indeed, it did."

Suddenly, the door to the break room opened and in came another ANBU member. He scanned the room before he rested his eyes on Ino.

"You've been summoned by Hokage-sama."

Ino's eyes opened in surprise.

"Oh! Uh, okay." she replied.

The man sitting beside her smirked.

"It looks like your wish was granted. Have fun."

Ino grinned at him before placing her mask on.

"Any questions?" asked Tsunade.


"Good. Oh, and for this mission, you're to use different names."

She pointed at Yamanaka Ino.

"Emiko Hitomi."

She pointed to Hidaka Makoto.

"Yuuta Kumi."

She then pointed at Uchiha Sasuke.

"Matsumoto Minowa"

Finally, she pointed to Kaneda Jin, the last person in line.

"Sanyu Misa."

Tsunade looked down at her papers before continuing.

"You are all to go undercover as civilians, as traders on there way back home, to be exact. You are also to leave first thing in the morning."

No objections were voiced.

And so, Tsunade dismissed them.

"Oh, Hitomi, please wait."

As the others filed out of the room, Ino waited obediently. When the door finally closed, Tsunade looked over at Ino.

"You play an important role in this mission. You must use Ibiki's training and your own mind jutsu's to interrogate Takada and discover all that you can about this new organization. The others are ordered to protect you at all costs." Tsunade paused before continuing, "So don't do anything stupid, got it?"

Ino nodded her head in agreement.

Tsunade's eyes softened slightly.

"Please be careful."

Ino smiled from behind her mask.

"I'll do my best, Hokage-sama."

Tsunaded nodded.

"Good. You're dismissed. Goodluck."

AN: Thus ends the prologue-y like chapter. This story will, of course, be multi-chaptered by the way.

And Sasu/Ino. (With hints of Naru/Saku and Shika/Tema.)

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