Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.

Ahh…the start of a new SasuSaku story. Well, a continuation of one actually. If anyone hasn't read "When Calls the Heart" (WCTH) yet than you should read it, as "The Second Sannin" (the story you're reading right now) is the sequel to WCTH.

Chapter One: Prologue

Three pairs of eyes stared up at the sky, rain pouring out of the dark clouds. One green, one blue, one black. They all had separate hearts.

One that used to be full of love and compassion, but was now full of cracks of past heartbreaks. It was on the road to being destroyed, yet the owner had no idea that was the path it was taking.

One was hardened beyond recognition. It hadn't felt anything for so long that it almost forgot how to feel. Long ago it was full of hope only to be crushed with misery, anger, and thoughts of revenge.

One was forever beating fast, always torn. On the surface it was always happy, never giving up and forever showing concern for others. But on the very bottom layer it was still haunted by its horrific past.

They all bore scars too deep to fade away. They've all been betrayed by the ones they most cared about. It had been five long years since they had seen each other. Little did they know that the lives they had so carefully rebuilt would now come tumbling down again.


The tall, strong male of twenty didn't bother to hide his annoyance.

"Karin. If you touch me again, I will kill you." His hard black eyes showed no hints of concern or fondness for his red-haired companion.

Karin pushed her glasses up her nose and jutted her over-large breasts in Sasuke's direction and pretended to pout.

"Ah, Sasuke, you seem tense. Why don't I give you a massage-"

"Karin, would you give it a rest all ready? Go give your stuff to someone who gives a-"

"Suigetsu, Karin, you know what violence does to Juugo. Don't tempt him."

"Of course! Anything for you, Sasuke!"

Suigetsu rolled his eyes at Karin, but kept his comment to himself. Juugo said nothing, but instead directed his energy to burying the urge to let his desire to kill overwhelm him.

Sasuke glared at Suigetsu and Karin, who shut their mouths quickly and followed him, the foursome continuing their way.

"What's a pretty thing like yourself doing about these parts, eh?" The sweaty, smelly man asked, grinning toothily.

The pink-haired kunoichi flicked her emerald green eyes in his direction but said nothing. The bar was quiet, as it was late. Sakura was nursing her sake, a habit she had picked up from Tsunade, her mentor.

"No answer, huh? Well, how about we go back to my room. I can think of a few things that would loosen your tongue." He wiggled his eyebrows suggestively.

Sakura repressed a shiver. She was disgusted by this man who was, in all likeliness, hitting on her.

"No thanks."

"Ah, come on. We could have a real good time."

"I said no."

"Damn, what's shoved up your ass? Why won't you at least give me a chance?"

"Because you're not my type of guy, nor am I that type of girl. You smell bad, your teeth are overly huge, and frankly sir, you disgust me."

Sakura took a gulp of sake, letting it burn a trail down her throat before smacking her lips appreciatively. She slapped a few coins on the counter and nodded goodbye to the bartender.

The smelly man stood up, an angry expression on his face.

"You'd better watch that tongue of yours, if you know what's good for you."

Sakura raised a pink eyebrow. "And you'd better watch your conduct, sir, if you know what's good for you."

"Why you little-" The man stood up abruptly, but stopped when he felt a tremor in the bar. His beady eyes grew round when he saw the cause of it.

Sakura's fist was on the bar counter, which now had a deep crack running through it, courtesy of the pink-haired woman.

"What the hell are you?"

Green eyes turned to him, looking so forlorn that, had he actually possessed a heart, would have ached at the sight of.

"I'm nobody. Absolutely nobody special."

He frowned, not sure what to do. To maintain what little pride he had left, he had act tough and challenge the girl or…something. What dignity he had started out with quickly left him at the thought that this mere slip of a woman could probably kick his ass to kingdom come.

As he faltered on what to do, the girl silently slipped out of the bar, leaving people to snicker at the man's gaping mouth and wide eyes.

Okay…so here is my new story! Yah, I know it's an extremely short chapter, but it's actually (technically) just the prologue. It's kind of like a preview of the real thing…so you should review and let me know what you think!

Once again, if you haven't read "When Calls the Heart" you should do so now…before you continue : )

So anyways…just to let you guys know that I can't update as fast as I did my previous stories (blame my schedule for work…12-hour shifts are a killer) but I'll try my best for all of you reviewers…and readers, I guess!

-Your ever-faithful SasuSaku lover-