Well my friends, here we are. The final chapter of "Everything's Greener." It's been wonderful writing this for you all, and I hope you all read the sequel as well! 8D

So many of you are going to hate me once this chapter is finished. XD

Naruto, Akatsuki, etc. belong to Kishi-sensei.



Harsh sunlight glared down at the boy. He tried to sit up, but couldn't. Everything was in pain. It felt like every bone in the boy's body had was cracked, torn, or split.

The boy managed to painfully prop himself up, and tried to grope around the back of his head. That was one of the most painful areas. He winced when he touched the wound. The back of his sunflower blonde hair was red and matted with blood. He could feel an ident where his head had made contact with something.

The blonde boy sat there for what seemed like hours. Because there was something wrong.

He couldn't remember who or where he was.

All I really remember is someone screaming something, feeling like I was falling...and then...black. Who..am I? What am I doing here, yeah?

His first instict was to try and sit up, so he could at least survey his surroundings. But it much too painful to even attempt. And from what he could see, he was lying in a muddy riverbank. A very muddy, not to mention smelly, riverbank.


Finally, the blonde just decided to lay himself back down and let death take him. What was the point of living if you couldn't even remember your own street number?

He was about to close his eyes when he heard a faint chuckle. He lifted his head, and saw a bloody, mangled hand held out towards him.

"Here. Let me help you."

The two made eye contact, before the boy got the courage to daintily take the man's hand and ask a question.

"Do you...know who I am?"

The man laughed. The laugh sounded vaguely familiar to the boy, but he couldn't place it.

"Of course I know who you are, Deidara."

Deidara. So, the boy had a name. Well, I suppose it's a start, yeah..

"Aren't you wondering who I am?"

Deidara nodded. "Sure...I suppose."

The man smiled. He reminded Deidara of a snake. "I'm Orochimaru. You broke my fall, succumbing to much worse injuries, of course, but letting my legacy live on. I thank you."

The blonde managed a small smile, though he wasn't sure it was a compliment. "No problem..say, do you happen to know where I live, yeah? Or what I do?"

Suddenly, Orochimaru hatched an idea. A wicked, devious idea. One, that if the Akatsuki ever found out, would be turmoil to the group.

"What you do? Why, you work for me, of course. In fact, I know everything about you."

Deidara's eye lit up. "Really?!"

Orochimaru nodded. "Yes. Now come. I'll tell you everything...on the way home."


Nice guys finish lastttt. Bad guys have a blastttt...xD

Didn't I say so many of you would hate me?

But anyway, yes folks, this is the end of Everything's Greener. The sequel, entitled "Memories," should be posted sometime next week. Until then:3