Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto or Akatsuki. Only Hikaru. Because I created her.
It's Mika-chan! 2 new stories from me in a day! Wow. I don't have much to say for author's notes. which is unusual because i'm usually really chatty. Enjoy!
Sasori was testing a new puppet in the main cave area when the bolder to the cave opened. Once it closed, the former Sand ninja saw his partner with a small girl, maybe 8 or 9 years old. She had her long brown hair tied up in a ponytail, bright green eyes looking around the cave in confusion.
"What's with the kid, Deidara?" Sasori asked, making the puppet fly through the air.
"Sasori, this is Hikaru." Deidara said.
"Hikaru?" Sasori questioned.
Hikaru looked at Sasori in response to hearing her name.
"You should see her jutsu, hmm." Deidara said.
"What is it?"
"You know how Konoha ninja can possess shadows?"
"Well, Hikaru can possess light."
"Did you bring her to show Pein? You know how busy he is."
"I'm going to train her, hmm."
At this last sentence, Sasori stared at his partner in surprise.
"You're kidding, right Deidara?"
"Why would I be kidding about this?" Deidara wanted to know.
"What in hell made you want to train her?" Sasori questioned, "She doesn't look like much."
"I can hear, you know."
Hikaru had spoken for the first time since entering the cave. Her voice sounded angry.
"I know you can hear." Sasori said, turning to Hikaru, "Do you know what Akatsuki is?"
Hikaru nodded and said, "You guys are rogue ninja. All dangerous S-Rank criminals."
Turning back to Deidara, Sasori said, "She knows that much. What are you going to train her?"
"Explosion." Deidara replied.
"With light?" Sasori questioned.
"It's possible." Hikaru spoke up, "My mom was going to teach me before…"
She stopped, looking as though she was on the verge of tears.
"If Pein is ok with it, I guess I can live with it." Sasori said.
At that minute, Pein walked into the cave.
"If I'm ok with what?" he asked.
"If Deidara can have a student." Sasori said.
Pein looked at Hikaru and said, "Is that why the kid's here? Deidara, you know you can't bring kids here."
"You'll like her jutsu, hmm." Deidara said.
"What is it?" Pein asked Hikaru.
"Light manipulation." Hikaru said.
Pein looked surprised.
"Light manipulation?" he repeated.
"I can make slits from light and used them to attack." She said.
Pein considered this for a moment.
"She might be useful, Sasori." He told the puppet master, "We've never seen this jutsu. She could be useful."
Deidara looked at the green-eyed girl and asked, "What village are you from?"
"Getsugakure." Hikaru said, "The Hidden Moon Village."
"That's a pretty mysterious village." Pein said, "We don't know about a lot of jutsu from there."
"So she can stay?" Deidara asked, excitedly.
"I don't know how you're going to train her," Pein said, "She uses light, you explode things. If you figure out how, you can train her."
Hikaru looked at Deidara with a look of confusion on her face.
"What's going on?"
"I'm going to be training you, hmm." Deidara said.
Turning back to Pein, he asked, "What about missions with Sasori?"
"She'll be going with you." Pein said.
Sasori sighed. He really didn't want a little kid tagging along on the missions. But if Pein said so…well, he'd have to deal with it.
"Speaking of which, do we have any missions?" Sasori wondered.
"I don't think so." Pein said, "Deidara can start training Hikaru and you can finish with those human puppets."
"Sounds good to me." Sasori said.
"Hikaru, let's go outside." Deidara said, "We can start your training, hmm."
Deidara opened the bolder and walked outside into the sunlight, Hikaru following behind him.
Pein looked at Sasori and said, "You really don't like her, do you?"
"She'll be a nuisance." Sasori said, "And Deidara knows it. I don't know why he wants to train her."
"She might be useful." Pein said, "I imagine her light won't be seen."
"So?" Sasori challenged.
"So…" Pein said, "It'll be easier for her to attack. The enemy won't be able to see her attack coming."
Sasori sighed and turned back to his human puppet. Something told him that this might not turn out so well.
Does the name Hikaru ring a bell to anyone: It does if you've read Tears of Blood. No, it's not the same Hikaru: Hope you guys like it!
Next chapter: Hikaru's first training session. What happens?