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Chapter 2: The starting.

'Leader' stood atop the Akatsuki's base, waiting for his men to gather. It was two days after their last meeting, and the ending of the time limit to get ready. Hidan and Kakuzu were able to walk after a day and a half, so they didn't have time to prepare much, but they had faced off with Konoha nin in the resent past, they should have some idea anyway.

A pair of black blurs landed in front of him then straightened up. 'Well, speak of the devils…' Hidan and Kakuzu were both heavily bandaged, and weren't in the best of moods judging by the dark air surrounding them. "You two ready?" asked 'Leader', not bothering with a proper greeting.

"As ready as we can be right after being a pile of blood, organs, broken bones, and other body pieces…" muttered Hidan while Kakuzu just nodded.

"Good, we still need to wait for the others…" replied 'Leader', going back to studying the surrounding horizon.

In the next 15 minutes, Sasori, Deidara, Zetsu, Mai, and Tobi had shown up, Mai and Tobi bringing some good news. Tobi had connections within Konoha and had put them to use, and reported he could get hold of any shinobi records they needed. Mai, having the lowest profile of all Akatsuki, including himself, and had used one of her many identities and got a spot on a lower ANBU team, set up to train with Sasuke Uchiha himself.

'Leader' mentally sighed. 'Great, Itachi is going to have a conniption when everybody makes a bee line for his little brother…' On the 20 minute mark Itachi and Kisame finally showed up, giving their ready and news that they had already picked out their targets.

"Bet you Kisame picketed that Suigetsu guy," Hidan whispered to Kakuzu.

Unfortunately for him, Kisame heard. "And who did you pick? That Shikamaru guy the nearly killed you? Always new you wanted to fuck him…" Kisame shot back at Hidan.

"Hey, Suigetsu nearly killed you too!"

"Did I say I picked him?"

"Enough!" shouted 'Leader'. Hidan and Kisame quickly quitted their argument. "And you people wonder why I wanted to take you away from each other for a while…" Turning to the south-west he barked a command to get going. After everybody else had started he took off after them.

And so, as Akatsuki headed out, ten people in Konoha had no idea their lives were about to take a drastic change in direction, some back to a place they never wanted to return, others to a place they never had been and never wanted to go. But for one, secrets will be reviled that had been kept from them for all their life, for one the world would be turned up-side-down and they will question every lesson and moral they had been taught, for one…



Said raven looked up from his paper work on his desk and gazed at the door to his office. Two females stood there, one with petal pink hair and the other with dark hot-pink hair. Both were breathing heavily like they had run a marathon. "Hokage-sama wants you!" chorused the girls at the same time, then turning to glare at each other.

"Sakura, Karin." Said Sasuke, getting up.

"YES." Both girls squealed, similar thoughts running though their heads. 'YES YES YES! Sasuke is talking to me! But why dose it have to be with that bitch…'

"Go bug Juugo or Kiba, and get out of my way," Sasuke replied stiffly, stuffing his hands in his pockets, waiting for them to get out of his way. The girls both slumped at their heartthrob's answer and slowly trudged away from his door.

Sasuke took his time and walked out of the ANBU section and made his way to the Hokage's office at the top of the tower. Reaching the door, he was about to nock but a call from inside halted him.

"Come in, I know your there!" The 6th Hokage's deep voice came from inside the office.

Shaking his head slightly, he opened the great oak doors and ventured into the office of the most respected person in Konoha. There Naruto stood, his back to Sasuke looking out the window behind his desk, over seeing the bustling village he ruled over. Turning around, Naruto gestured for him to take a seat in one of the two chairs in front of his desk. He had grown and matured over the years ("Finally," Sasuke had said to him the first time he had showed this, "Took you long enough…"), in attitude and in looks. He had grown from a measly 4'11" from when they had first been Genin to a startling 6' 2". His spiky blonde hair and grown shaggy and now had that "Just got fucked senseless" look. His shoulders grew broad and muscular, many had suffered a nose bleed or fainting from lack of blood when the Rookie 9 had gone on a swimming trip.

In fact many people had joked how Naruto had grown manlier then Sasuke. Of course, since this is Sasuke we're talking about, he didn't give a damn. Sure, he grew the hair from his ears down to the middle of his back, his pale skin wasn't like Naruto's sun-kissed tan, and he was bit on the skinny and petit side, but that didn't make him girly in any way. Nope, not at all…That was, until Suigetsu and Kiba made some comments about how he had such long lashes and pouting lips. After that, no one mentioned how Sasuke looked, because he "didn't give a damn". Riiight…

(ok back to the story)

"What do you need?" asked Sasuke, seating himself in one of the chairs.

"Akatsuki is moving," Naruto said bluntly, siting behind his desk.

A fine eyebrow arched. "Why?" Sasuke asked, leaning back in his chair.

"I don't know, Sasuke. Our spy's were following them, well hidden, for months and then suddenly they all vanished about a week ago. The only two we didn't have spy's trailing were the Leader and the only female member, who both seem to be good at concealing themselves. We only have one lead, and its that a eye-witness cloud shinobi had said he sow 10 cloaked figures traveling at high speeds near the border of lightning country heading into fire." Naruto looked up at Sasuke. "I take it you gathered the same thing I did?"

"Of course," answered Sasuke without skipping a beat. "They're coming here, for what is unknown, but most likely, they are finally coming to harvest the Kyuubi."

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