Summary: Revenge. Blood. That's all she thought about now that her inner was gone. 'Not gone. Taken. They took her from you. They took your other half. She makes you who you are and they took her. Those filthy humans. Make them pay. ' 'But I'm human.' 'No, you're the devil's child.' She was the devils child and is bent on getting revenge for almost being killed. The only person who can stop her is her lover and he's been dead for over eighteen years or has he? Sas/Sak


Inner Self

Chapter 1: Message

Her mind was black, consumed by the darkness that laid dormant in it. All this time it had been building, all this time it had been calculating. Every insult, every rejects, every hit, every pain. It calculated, adding it all up, waiting for the right moment to unleash it and take control. It finally did. The split second when she laid comfortable in her bed, when she had drifted off to sleep, when she had begun to dream, she was hit.

Hit by all the darkness that she had in her, all the anger and hate. All the revenge she wanted on the people who had hurt her, rejected her. It was too much. She fought, she yelled, she screamed, she struggled, she failed. It consumed her in seconds, tearing at all the happiness in her, tearing all the good memories into pieces. When it was over, there she laid, in a dreamless, lightless sleep, waiting for her eyes to open so she could accomplish the first of her goals. Blood.

She awoke screaming and struggling. Sweat dripped down her face, at least that's what she thought it was. She used her hand and wiped some of it off. She scrunched her eye brows together in confusion when she found that it was thick and somewhat sticky. She used her other hand to open the light next to her bed on the nightstand. She looked back at her hand and screamed. Blood.
He laughed sinisterly as he heard her screams from his position in the tree. So she had awoken. She probably just found the small present he had left her. Now all she had to do was find what she was missing. Shouldn't be too hard. After all you can't live with just half of your mind and soul.
She screamed as loud as her voice would let her. There was blood everywhere. All over. It would not have freaked her out so much if it was her own. But when it comes from a man that is hung with a rope above your bed with his throat sliced, you have a good reason to scream and freak out.
The Next Day

She found herself at the bridge early the next morning around about six o'clock, an hour before her team was suppose to be there. She leaned against the railing of the bridge, her eyes looking into the water. Her mind being unable to get that image out of her head. The image she had saw last night. The image that was with no doubt going to haunt her for the rest of her life.

The rope.

The neck.

The blood.

The message.

She shuddered as she thought about it. It was the most gruesome thing she had ever seen before. She had been on hundreds of assassination and killing missions but nothing compared to what she had saw. She shook her head, she didn't want to think about it anymore. It was over and done with. Or was it?

'Your Next.'

She didn't know what that message meant but she was sure it was nothing good. She had no doubt that bad things were to follow her now. She didn't know why she was the one who being targeted. She maybe strong but she was not the strongest. There were other Anbu much stronger than her so why didn't they go after them? Why her?

That was the second question she asked herself as she saw the body that hung over her bed. There was a man hung by his feet, over her bed with his neck sliced…torn open. His blood had dripped all over her. The first question she had asked when she saw it was, How'd they get in to do this? She was not as concerned about why they did it but how they managed to do it when they hung it right above her. Shouldn't she have woken up?

She doubted that she would have woken up last night even if someone had screamed right in her ear. Her dream would have prevented her from, she was sure. That dream. It had to have something to do with what was happening. She was almost positive it had something to with it. After all it was a dream about….

"Sakura." She was snapped out of her thoughts when she heard her name being called. She looked to her right where she saw her raven haired teammate. His onyx eyes showed confusion. She gave him a small smile.

"Hey Sasuke-kun." She greeted, not too happy but not showing anything was wrong either. It was a normal greeting and that was what made Sasuke suspicious. Usually she was enthusiastic and happy when she greeted him. And she usually greeted him about a hour later then right now.

"What are you doing here?" He asked her and she looked at him as if he was stupid.

"I'm waiting for training. Duh." She told him before looking back down at the water.

"An hour before it starts?"

"Yeah. What's wrong with that? You do it all the time." She snapped. Sasuke looked at her in shock. She never snapped or even gave him an attitude before. Hell she never even talked back to him before. Sakura inwardly cursed herself. She was sure he'd be suspicious now if he hadn't been before. She never snapped at him. Damn.

"What's wrong?" Sasuke demanded more than asked.

"Nothing." She said to him. He gave her a blank look.

"What's wrong?"

"Why do you care?" Sakura asked him, starting to get annoyed.

Sasuke smirked, she sure had changed from that 12 year old girl that used to fawn over him. Not by much but she had changed. He guessed that six years could do that to you. He had only just returned to Team 7 and Kohona three months ago. He was put on probation for a year but he was allowed to go on mission as long as he was with an Anbu, which his two teammates were so he had no problem.

A tracer, something that Sakura surprisingly came up with, was placed under his skin. Where? He didn't know. It had been placed under his skin will he was being healed and taken care of after he returned to Kohona. He had manage to kill Orochimaru and most of the sound nins, but it had taken a toll on him. He had used almost all of his chakra up and barley made it to back to Kohona. After his wounds had healed, which had taken no more than a week after Sakura had healed him, he was place on trial where his sentenced had been given. (A/N: They're 18 now.)

"You're my teammate, I have to care." He replied and she snorted.

"Never made you before."

"Before I had other things to think about. Now I don't."

"And right now, I have things to think about, so if you would please shut up and leave me alone, I would appreciate it." Sakura told him and he was about to retort when someone interrupted.

"Sakura-chan!!!" A loud voice said from behind him. Sakura and Sasuke both looked to see their blonde haired teammate running towards them.

'What the hell is he doing here?'

'Dunno. Maybe it's come to training early day.' His inner self shrugged.

Naruto ran past Sasuke, who had wanted to trip but realized that if he did, he would land on Sakura and that wouldn't be too good. Naruto ran to Sakura and gave her a giant bear hug.

"Naruto! Get off! Can't breathe." She yelled and he instantly let go, rubbing the back of hid head nervously.

"Heh, sorry Sakura-chan." He said to her with a sheepish grin.

"It's ok." Sakura said with a sigh before turning her attention back to the water.

"Err…Sakura-chan are you feeling ok?" Naruto asked with worry when she didn't yell or hit him.

"Dobe, what are you doing here?" Naruto turned his attention to Sasuke who was leaning against the railing opposite to him.

"I'm here to train of course, you stupid teme." Naruto told him.

"An hour before it starts?"


"It's six o'clock Naruto." Sakura told him.

"WHAT?! NOOOOOOOOO!" He screamed, earning him a bonk on the head from Sakura.

"Stop yelling."

"I thought I was late! Damn alarm clock." Naruto muttered to himself.

"You thought you were late? Is that why you were running?" Sakura asked, her attention still on the river below them.

"Yeah." Naruto replied, sheepishly.

"Idiot." Sasuke muttered as he rolled his eyes.

"Shut up teme."

"Make me dobe."

"Starting a fight teme?"

"Not with a weakling like you." Sasuke replied.

"Why you…! Damn bastard." Naruto yelled at him.

"Oh my god. SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!" Sakura yelled as she finally got fed up. Both of them looked at her like she was crazy and took a few steps away from her.

"Sakura-chan's scary when's she angry." Naruto whispered to Sasuke who nodded in agreement.

Sakura sighed and turned away from them, this time looking at the forest.

"So…what do you guys want to do while we wait for Kakashi-sensei?" Naruto asked them. As he said that a loud poof was heard from the side of the bridge. They all turned there heads to see….

"Sensei?!" Naruto yelled in disbelief. He rubbed his eyes to make sure it wasn't an illusion.

"Oh my god, hell has frozen over. He's early. Not even on time, but early."

"Yeah, well about that. The Hokage demands us to go see her. And well since your all here already might as well get it over with." Kakashi said while rubbing the back of his neck.

"Yay! Mission!" Naruto said as he jumped up and down.

'Even at eighteen he still acts like a kid.' Sasuke thought as he shook his head.

"Yeah, well let's go." Kakashi said and the four headed off towards Hokage's office.


"Yeah, sensei?"

"Are you ok?"

"Yeah." Sakura answered as they continued to walk.

"That's what I asked when I saw her today. She not acting herself." Naruto told him.

"Something wrong Sakura?"

"No! Why do you all keep asking me that? Jeez." Sakura said as she picked up her pace to get ahead of them.

"Something's wrong."

"No shit, dobe."

"Shut up teme."

"Both of you keep quiet." Kakashi said to them, rolling his eyes.

"Why do we listen to you? We're higher ranked." Naruto asked him. For once he had actually asked a good question.

"Because, I'm still in charge of watching you brats." He replied before he walked ahead of them.

"Hey!" Naruto said as he went to catch up with him.

Sasuke shook his head as he followed. His team was full of children.

They arrived at the Hokage's office a few minutes later.

"Come in." They heard Tsunade yell as Naruto knocked on the door.

The four walked in. Naruto, Kakashi and Sakura all sat down while Sasuke leaned against the back wall.

"So…your all probably wondering why you here right?"

"No duh, old hag." Naruto replied. Tsunade took a deep breathe and refrained from hitting him.

"Sakura, we've taken care of the problem in your apartment. It's all cleaned out. As for who did it, we still can't figure it out. We're going to have you under 24 hour Anbu surveillance for a month, just to make sure nothing like this happens again. And also that message, did you figure out what it meant?"



"Wait! What the hell is going on? What are you talking about? Why is Sakura being put under surveillance?"

"I'll answer you in a second. So Sakura what did he mean by saying he has stolen something from you?" Tsunade asked, referring to part of the message that was left on the back of the man that had been hung above her bed.

"Inner Sakura's gone."

(A/N: End of chapter one. So did you guys like it so far? Tell me if I should continue or not. Thanks.)