Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto.
It's another story fro mMika-chan! In case you haven't noticed, but i hope you did, this story is called Havoc's Divide. For those who play Kingdom Hearts, this should sound familiar to you. I don't but my friend got me into it when i went over to her house to play it. And i thought the name Havoc's divide would make for a good fanfiction title. I will be using other parts from the World That Never Was as chapter titles. It sound cool to me that way. That's a lot about Kingdom Hearts, so...let the deadly tale begin!
Deidara walked through the grass, trying to get back to the Akatsuki hideout before nightfall. He didn't know if his partner, Sasori, had won his fight against Sakura and his grandmother. He had to win. He hasn't lost a battle since joining Akatsuki. The blonde haired ninja could see a steep cliff up ahead. He had made it. Once he arrived at the cliff, he jumped off the cliff and onto the water below. Standing in front of the giant bolder guarding the Akatsuki hideout, Deidara made a hand sign and the bolder was lifted. Walking inside the hideout, Deidara saw the other members of Akatsuki, looking very somber.
"What's going on? Where's Sasori?" Deidara asked, looking around for his partner.
No one said anything for a few seconds. Then Konan finally said, "Sasori's dead, Deidara."
"What are you talking about?" Deidara questioned, "How could he die?"
"We don't know the full details yet. We found his body here. He was stabbed in the only part of him that was human; his heart." Pein said.
"So he's gone?" Deidara couldn't believe what he was hearing.
How could Sasori die? It just didn't seem possible.
"Pein, have you found a replacement?" Konan asked.
"Zetsu did." Pein said.
"Who is he?" Itachi asked.
"His name is Tobi." Pein said.
"You've already replaced Sasori-Danna, hmm?" Deidara questioned.
"You need a new partner, Deidara." Kisame said.
"I know that, Kisame." Deidara said, "Where is he?"
"I think he's asleep in Sasori's old room."
Deidara walked into Sasori's old room. Sitting on what was once Sasori's bed was a boy. Deidara couldn't see his face because it was obscured by an orange mask with an eyehole so he could see.
"I guess you're Tobi, hmm?" Deidara assumed.
"Yep!" Tobi exclaimed.
Deidara rolled his eyes. He could tell that he wouldn't like this new member. He was far too energetic. He could never take Sasori-Danna's place.
"Are you Deidara-senpai?" Tobi asked.
"Just Deidara." Deidara said, "Don't call me Senpai."
"Why not?" Tobi cocked his head in a confused manner.
"I just don't like it, ok?" Deidara didn't feel like talking right now.
"Then what am I supposed to call you?" Tobi asked.
"Just Deidara." Deidara said, "When did you get here?"
"A while ago." Tobi said.
"Well, I need to fix my eyepiece, so don't bug me, hmm." Deidara walked out of the room that was once Sasori's and into his own room. After putting new clay in their pouches, Deidara took off his eyepiece and set it on the table. It felt weird being able to see with both of his normal eyes. Maybe I should just leave it off. Deidara took out his screwdriver and started to work on the mechanical eye when someone knocked on the door. The door creaked a bit as it opened and Kisame stepped into the room.
"Deidara, Konan wants to know if you want chicken or shrimp with your steak." He said.
"Eh…I'll take shrimp, hmm." Deidara said.
"Has anyone told you that you look better with both of your regular eyes?" Kisame asked.
"Sasori-Danna." Deidara said.
"Oh, and Tobi wants to know if he can watch you." Kisame asked.
"No." Deidara said flatly.
"Are you sure Tobi was a good choice?"
Itachi, Hidan and Kisame were sitting at the kitchen table. Konan and Pein were fixing dinner: steak with shrimp and chicken. Hidan had his head on his arms on the table, trying desperately to stay awake. His mission with Kakuzu was exhausting.
"I guess so. We need someone to take Sasori's place and Tobi was available." Pein said.
"Are you going to make it to dinner, Hidan?" Konan smiled, looking over at the silver-haired ninja.
Hidan lifted his head off the table a little bit and said, "I'll be fine, Konan."
"What were you guys doing?" Itachi asked.
"Killing the leader from the Mist Village." Hidan said, "I was chasing him for about 2 hours before we began fighting."
"How long were you actually fighting?" Kisame asked.
"Not very long." Hidan said, "Thank Jashin-sama for that."
"Are you too tired to pray?" Kisame asked.
Hidan nodded, too tired to say anything.
"We have a problem." Itachi said jokingly, "Hidan's too tired to pray."
"Very funny, Itachi." Hidan said.
"Back to the subject of Tobi, I think he'll be fine." Pein said.
"Deidara doesn't seem to like him much." Konan said, adding spices to the chicken.
"He replaced his partner, what do you expect?" Pein searched the freezer for shrimp.
"I never thought the two of them would actually go for it." Kisame said, leaning back in his chair, "Sasori seemed too serious for that."
"Deidara's gonna be pretty upset for a while, so take it easy, ok?" Pein said, "That means you too, Hidan."
"I hear ya." Hidan said, closing his purple eyes once again.
Back in his room, Deidara had just finished fixing his eyepiece when someone knocked on the door.
"What?" Deidara sighed.
The door opened and Tobi stepped in, saying, "Can I come in?"
Deidara sighed and said, "You will anyway, hmm."
Tobi closed the door and looked around Deidara's room. He didn't have a bookshelf in his room like many of the other Akatsuki members. Instead, he had a bomb exploding area. The floor of this area was charred black from the numerous explosions. The walls were black with red splotches that looked like they were thrown on the wall. There was a closet in one corner of the room by the exploding area. Tobi assumed this was where Deidara stored the explosive clay that Zetsu had told him about. There was a worktable by a small window that had several tools on it as well as Deidara's mechanical eye, trained to combat eye techniques. There was a bed by the table that looked like it had never been made before.
"What do you want, hmm?" Deidara asked.
"I was bored." Tobi said.
"So you come in here and bug me?" Deidara questioned, turning back to his mechanical eye, making sure that everything was correct.
"Why do you wear that?" Tobi asked, watching Deidara over his shoulder.
"It would take too long to explain, hmm." Deidara said, "Ask Itachi. I'm sure he's happy to tell everyone how I got in Akatsuki, hmm."
"Why do you add hmm at the end of your sentences?" Tobi asked.
"I don't know. I just do, hmm." Deidara said, "It's like a habit."
To Tobi, Deidara seemed slightly dejected. Well, his partner had just died. And from what Itachi had told him, Deidara and his partner were more than just partners, but Itachi didn't say how. What did he mean?
"Do you know when dinner is?" Deidara asked.
"I dunno." Tobi said, "Konan and leader were working on it a few minutes ago."
"Is Zetsu still here, hmm?" Deidara asked, "I want to know what they did with Danna's body."
"They buried it." Tobi said.
"Under a tree outside by the cliff."
Deidara nodded. He made a mental note to visit Sasori's grave later. He walked out of his room and into the living room.
"Don't you need your eye thing?" Tobi asked.
"I can see fine without it, hmm." Deidara said.
They joined everyone else in the kitchen.
"What's up?" Konan asked.
"I've been better." Deidara said, "But not as bad as Hidan, from what I see."
"Shut it, Deidara." Said Hidan in a tired voice.
"Kisame, we should get going." Itachi said.
"Where are you going?" Tobi asked.
"Scroll retrieval." Kisame said, "We'll be back sometime next week."
"Good luck, guys." Konan said.
Itachi nodded and followed his partner out of the cave. Tobi and Deidara took their places at the table.
"Is Zetsu still around?" Deidara asked.
"He left a while ago." Pein said, "He has to get some scrolls, too."
"Sounds like a blast." Hidan said, putting his head on his chin so he could talk.
"Where's Kakuzu?" Tobi asked.
"Asleep." Hidan said, "Like I wish I could be."
"You know if you sleep now, you won't be able to sleep later." Konan said, mixing the shrimp and the chicken in the skillet.
"I know." Hidan said, "It's a load of shit."
"What are we doing tomorrow, hmm?" Deidara asked.
"I'm giving you and Tobi some time to get used to each other." Pein said.
"Sounds good to me." Deidara said, slouching in his chair.
"Dinner's almost ready." Konan announced, "Who wants to wake Kakuzu?"
"I'll get him." Hidan said.
He stood up and walked into his partner's room.
"It's actually better if Hidan wakes him." Konan said, taking some plates out of the cabinets and setting them on the table.
"Why's that?" Tobi asked.
"Well…let's say that if anyone besides Hidan wakes him up, they won't be here much longer." Pein said.
"It's a good thing that Hidan's immortal, hmm." Deidara said, taking forks out of a drawer and placing them on the table.
"Nearly immortal, Deidara." Pein reminded him.
"Oh yeah." Deidara said, "Does anyone besides me want green tea?"
"I want sake."
Hidan came back into the room, yawning.
"Where's Kakuzu?" Pein questioned.
"He said he ate when he got home." Hidan said, taking a glass out of the cabinet, "He's too tired to eat today."
"That must've been some mission." Konan said, "Kakuzu's too tired to eat and you look like you could fall asleep any minute."
"Shut it, Konan." Hidan said, yawning.
Konan brought the food over to the table, putting separate spoons in the shrimp, steak and chicken.
"Does anyone want soy sauce?" Pein asked.
"I'm fine." Tobi said.
"Hidan, you're not going to pray before dinner, hmm?" Deidara asked.
"Too tired." Hidan said, "I caused enough mayhem that it won't matter."
Deidara rolled his eyes and started on his dinner. Tobi watched each of the Akatsuki members carefully. He wanted to make sure that he didn't get on anyone's bad side.
"Deidara, where's your eyescope?" Pein questioned. "I left it out, hmm." Deidara said, "I only really need it when Itachi's here."
"Why don't you leave it out?" Hidan asked, "Isn't it a pain in the ass?"
Deidara shrugged. "Not really. It's really useful in fights."
"Whatever you say, Deidara." Konan said.
"Do we have any missions tomorrow?" Hidan asked, taking a drink from his sake.
"Nope." Pein said, "It looks like you guys could use a day off, too."
"I'll be fine once I get some sleep." Hidan said.
"What are we doing, senpai?" Tobi asked Deidara.
"What did I tell you about calling me that?" Deidara hissed.
"I'm sorry. I'm used to calling everyone senpai." Tobi said.
"Even if they're younger than you, hmm?" Deidara raised his eyebrows.
"No." Tobi said, "So what are we doing tomorrow?"
"I will making works of art." Deidara said.
"Here he goes again…" Konan, Pein and Hidan said as one.
Tobi looked at them in confusion, "What?"
"He says that all the time…" Hidan sighed.
"I don't get it." Tobi frowned.
"You will, kid." Pein said, "You just need to be around Deidara for a while."
"Maybe not that long, Pein." Konan said.
"Well, I'm going to bed." Hidan said, finishing his sake and putting his dishes in the dishwasher.
"I won't bug you." Deidara said, "I know how you get when you're mad, hmm."
"You should know." Hidan said darkly.
He walked off to his room. Once he had shut the door, Tobi asked, "What does he do when he gets mad?"
"He starts riots." Pein said calmly, like he was discussing the weather.
"Riots?" Tobi frowned.
"Well, not actual riots." Konan explained, "He just yells really loudly and throws things."
"And people." Deidara cringed.
"What?" Tobi questioned.
"When he first got here, Deidara had the brilliant idea of waking up Hidan after a mission." Konan said, like he was telling a fairy tale to a toddler.
"Konan, do you have to bring it up?" Deidara sighed, obviously not wanting to talk about the subject at hand.
"Yes, Deidara, I do." Konan said. She turned back to Tobi and said, "I was watching TV with Itachi and Kakuzu in the living room. The next thing I knew, Deidara was flying out of Hidan's room and smashed the TV."
"That hurt, hmm." Deidara said.
"I bet Hidan was pissed." Tobi said.
"Oh yeah." Pein said, "Konan, I'm gonna be reviewing the scrolls."
"Why are you telling me?" Konan asked her partner.
"Just letting you know." Pein said, walking off to his room.
Deidara went back to his room, closing the door behind him. Somehow, his thoughts fell on Sasori. Why did he have to die? He didn't even get a chance to say goodbye…
It saddens me, but Sasori won't be in this. -tear- hope you guys like it!
Next chapter: Deidara and Tobi have a sparring match. who wins?