Here's my first DeiSaku story on the internet! Please R&R
Chapter one: Hit-and-go
Night had fallen over Konoha. Nearly everyone was lying in their beds, warm and comfortable, not paying attention to two Akatsuki members wandering through the deserted streets.
"I guess we should hurry up, hmm," Deidara said, burying his hand in the clay bag attached to his back. "The Jinchuuriki is said to live in this apartment building, but the lights are still on." He glanced at Tobi walking behind him. "What do you think? Should we just 'grant ourselves access', hmm?"
"How do you mean, sempai? By blowing up the front door? Isn't that a bit obvious?"
Deidara smacked Tobi on the head. "You just ruined my bad-guy speech!" he roared and crossed his arms in front of his chest. "Of course we're not getting in with my explosions, hmm. That would defiantly draw too much attention. No, what I'm talking about is that we pick the lock and surprise the Jinchuuriki, hmm. How does that sound?"
Tobi shrugged. "Tobi likes the thing with the explosions better."
"TOBI!!" Deidara smacked him on the head again, making Tobi yelp of surprise. "Not nice of sempai," he pouted while he got himself in a safe distance from Deidara's killing fists. Deidara panted of rage and then started to climb up the iron stairs that led to the Jinchuuriki apartment. Tobi followed him in a few feet, careful not to get too close.
Deidara leaned over the lock and studied it for a while. When he got up Tobi looked at him. "Can sempai pick the lock?" he asked, tilting his head to one side a bit. Deidara sighed. "Of course I can, hmm. This lock is old and rusty."
He bowed forwards and for a weird reason, started to dig his hands into his hair, obviously searching for something. Suddenly he pulled one of his hands back down to examine a hair pin he just found in his hair. Tobi stepped back a couple of feet, a bit disgusted.
"Too small… where the hell did I leave that larger one…" Deidara mumbled as he searched through his blonde hair. After a while he found one that seemed to fit the larger description and put it in the lock, carefully pressing several buttons to unlock it. It took him less than two minutes to pick the lock and he opened the door, placing a finger in front of his lip to make Tobi silent.
He stepped inside and made his way through the small corridor, which ended in three identical doors. Deidara stopped and looked at them. Eeny, meeny miny, mo, he thought while pointing to the doors separately. If I chose you, you'll have to go. He grinned as the door to his right fell off. Two more to go.
Eeny, meeny, min- ACK! Tobi pushed him from behind and Deidara stumbled forwards, catching himself just in time and thus didn't make any noise. He gave Tobi a death glare.
"What was that good for?" he hissed at Tobi while rubbing his back. Tobi didn't respond but pointed at the floor, just in front of the left door. Deidara followed his finger and saw a stroke of light coming out from behind it. Crap. He's right, hmm. He nodded at Tobi and sneaked towards the door.
"Okay, here's the plan," he whispered. "You open the door, I get in and throw some of my low-sound explosives. If we're lucky the Jinchuuriki gets hit and passes out, if we're not that lucky than the smoke will give you enough cover to make him faint, hmm. Agree?"
Tobi nodded. "Then here we go, one… two… three… go!"
Tobi threw open the door and, as planned, Deidara threw in some of his clay bugs which exploded with a soft poof but damaged the room heavily. He heard a yell of surprise and gestured to Tobi with a small jerk of his head. Tobi got the hint and jumped inside, kunai held in front of him. He disappeared in the thick smoke and Deidara went in the room as well, checking if no one had noticed the small explosions from before.
Again he heard some muffled sounds coming from a left corner, making him believe that the Jinchuuriki was putting up a fight and he sighed as he jumped in to help Tobi. He leapt in between the two men and ducked when the Jinchuuriki punched at Tobi, to jump up and hit the Jinchuuriki under his chin, smacking him upwards. He felt Tobi's foot on his back and knew what he was going to do. To help his action he quickly sank through his knees and Tobi jumped up from his back, throwing himself on the Jinchuuriki, bringing him down to the floor.
Then Deidara noticed someone else in the room. He spun around at the spot and merely dodged a fierce fist coming at him. The fist connected with his lower right arm and, what shocked him, broke his bone and sent him flying into the wall hard. He gasped for air while he fell on his feet and grinded his teeth on each other to dispel the pain.
The smoke was still too thick to make out clearly how the person he fought against looked like, but he did notice that he was smaller than himself. "Tobi," he yelled, keeping his focus on the enemy. "Have you got him?"
"Yeah!! You okay?!"
Deidara concluded that Tobi and the Jinchuuriki were in the left far corner of the room, and that he was probably just a few feet away from him. "There's someone else here, hmm," he yelled back, a plan starting to form himself in his head. "Don't make any unsuspected moves, I'm going on C-3 low-sound!"
He put his left hand in his clay bag and let his hand mouths eat some clay quickly. Then his enemy leapt at him and he realized that another one of those fierce blows would mean the end of the battle. He ducked and the fist that was aimed for his face missed its target by inches. After that he kneaded the clay that his hands had prepared and infused his chakra with it.
"Here I go! Art is a blast!" and he stuck a couple of clay orbs to the enemy. After that he ran towards where he thought Tobi was and yelled: "Tobi! Take the Jinchuuriki and get out of here, hmm!!" and he jumped against the window, scattering the glass and falling into the air. He heard wooshing sounds and decided that it was probably Tobi jumping behind him.
He landed on the ground and pain shot through his right arm, what made him curse slightly. He didn't hesitate but looked around once to see Tobi land on the street as well, carrying the knocked out Jinchuuriki on his back. He made the handsign and then looked at the apartment. "KATSU!!!"
An enormous explosion ripped the apartment out of each other, scattering debris over a large area and probably waking up a lot of people in the city. They started running to find a way out of the city. "Sorry about the blast, hmm," Deidara yelled at Tobi who followed him at a couple of feet. "I didn't have enough time to make it low-sound!"
To his surprise, Tobi merely shrugged and didn't respond, and Deidara gave him a puzzled look. "What's wrong with you, Tobi?" he asked, dodging some flying kunai which had been thrown by the guards of the gateway. Without even thinking he flicked his hand and spread several clay bombs, attaching themselves to the gateway and then exploded, destroying the enormous gate but letting through the two Akatsuki members. "Normally you always have something to say about what I do, hmm!"
Suddenly Deidara froze in mid-air as he started to suspect what was going on. Hadn't Itachi said something about the Jinchuuriki being the "number one surprise ninja"? He glared at Tobi suspiciously. "Are you okay, Tobi, hmm?" he asked while he slowed his pace down. They were reaching the forest and he wanted to be sure that it was indeed Tobi he was traveling with, and not the Jinchuuriki.
Tobi looked at him for a second and then nodded his head, but still said nothing. Looking forwards again, Deidara cursed inwardly and he sighed, closing his eyes. I guess it can't be helped, hmm.
Then he turned while jumping up to a tree, facing Tobi. "Stop playing games with me like I'm a child, damn it!" And he leapt at Tobi. The boy didn't respond fast enough and Deidara hit his face with his fist, smacking him down to the ground. The impact wasn't hard but tough enough for Tobi to drop the Jinchuuriki. When the dust cloud cleared away Deidara saw what he had already suspected; the blonde Jinchuuriki sat on the ground, one hand carefully touching his cheek while the other one had been clenched to a fist. Tobi lay a few feet away from him.
Deidara smirked when he saw the angry glare the Jinchuuriki gave him. "Thought you could fool me, didn't you, hmm?" he laughed. "You moron. Oh, did I anger you? What a shame, hmm. I bet you can't control that little beastie inside of you. That's good." The grin on his lips widened. "That'll make things so much easier for me, hmm."
"Don't you even care for your partner?!" the Jinchuuriki blurted, getting up from the floor, both hands clenched to fists and whole body trembling. "I could kill him, you know. Right here, right now." And to strengthen his words, he got out a kunai and pulled Tobi's unconscious body towards him, holding the metal to his throat. He gave Deidara a threatening glare.
"Oh. I see." Deidara sighed. "Go ahead. I don't give a damn about that piece of shit, hmm. Better for him, better for me."
This seemed to anger the blonde ninja even more. "How can you just say that?!" he roared, dropping Tobi to the floor. "HOW CAN YOU JUST SAY THAT!! HOW??!"
Deidara laughed, even harder than he did just now. "How I can say that, hmm? By just doing so. That moron means nothing to me." He carefully slid his left, unharmed arm into his clay bag, watching the Jinchuuriki, and continued speaking. "Teamwork is useless. I prefer working on my own, hmm." He grinned as he said so. "If I work together with people, in some weird way, I always end up blowing them to pieces, hmm. Mostly I don't like my partners anyway."
The Jinchuuriki let out a roar of rage and pointed a finger at Deidara. "You're gonna pay for what you did to Sakura-chan! I'LL MAKE YOU!" And then chakra started leaking out every part of his body, like a protecting shield. Deidara's eye widened for a moment before he stepped back a little bit. That's the Kyuubi's chakra, he thought while he looked at the crimson colored chakra, wrapping itself around the Jinchuuriki's body. I didn't think he would use the Kyuubi that fast, hmm… but for every problem there's a solution…
He smirked at a very frustrated Jinchuuriki and then felt that he was done with molding his clay. "How about bringing some life to this party, hmm?" he asked while jumping up from the branch he had been standing on. From the corner of his eye he saw how a tiny army of clay ants had reached Tobi's body and were starting to carry him away at a very high speed. He grinned. "Boom!!" and he threw several clay kunai at the Jinchuuriki. To his satisfaction he saw them burying themselves into the ground around the Jinchuuriki, and one even dug itself into the ninja's left foot. "KATSU!!"
A flash of light, followed by an enormous shockwave and rumbling sound rolled over Deidara, forcing the ninja to jump back to find shelter. When the rumbling stopped he looked around the tree.
The Jinchuuriki stood in the middle of a very large crater, panting heavily and looking at Deidara while giving him a death glare. Deidara gulped as he saw the crimson color of the Jinchuuriki's irises, not even to mention the strange colored chakra which had been wrapped all around his body. He noticed that the chakra had taken shape of the Kyuubi and then counted the tails.
Three… this is bad, very, very bad, hmm.
Then a voice rang out from between the trees and both Deidara and the Jinchuuriki looked around, seeing a woman running towards the crater. She had pink hair and wore a red top without sleeves, even as a short skirt with pants beneath it. She looked pretty damaged and Deidara noticed a large burn wound on the left side of her face. His gaze went further and he saw that her entire left side had been terribly burnt. Suddenly he got the chilly feeling like he knew who this was.
"Naruto! Naruto, stop it! It's not worth it, please stop now you can!" She stopped a few feet away from the Jinchuuriki and then gave Deidara a death glare. "And you," she hissed. "I'm not completely done with you. Let me make that clear."
Then the crimson charka slowly started to retreat into the boy's body. Deidara grinned. "I'd like to stay a little longer and enjoy the show," he said while stepping back a few steps. "But I think it's about time for me to choose my exit, hmm." He checked where Tobi's body was and when he found it he quickly made up his plan.
He had no time to complete it.
Suddenly from all around him, shadow clones of the Jinchuuriki appeared out of nowhere, leaping at him, all with fists above their heads, ready to charge. What the heck?! Where did those come from, hmm?! Deidara thought while he tried to cover his body to dodge the attacks. But his right arm didn't respond and with an angry howl the clones covered him. He got punched everywhere, every single spot on his body. Nothing was skipped. The last one hit him full in the abdominal area and that caused him to stumble back, coughing up blood. He tried to mold clay but felt that now both his arms were broken and he gave the Jinchuuriki a terrified look.
"Naruto! Don't kill him! He might be of use," yelled the pink haired kunoichi suddenly and the Jinchuuriki glanced at her. "We need to find out where their headquarters is… if you kill him we might never find out." This seemed to make sense – even to the slightly dumb Jinchuuriki – and he nodded. Deidara crunched his teeth in frustration, knowing that he couldn't do a thing but hope that they wouldn't torture him on the way to Konohagakure, or that they would suddenly change plans. He closed his eye trying to ban the pain but it was futile; he quickly noticed that several ribs and his left kneecap were broken too, and he had trouble breathing. Suddenly he sank through his knees and fell back on the floor, glaring at the two ninja.
"Sakura, Tsunade-baachan gave this to me for in case we found a member," the Jinchuuriki said to the kunoichi, digging in his backpack. The kunoichi walked towards him and – to Deidara's surprise – started to help him search. The fact that they totally seemed to have forgotten him made Deidara furious. "OY! I'm still here you know, hmm!" he blurted, scowling at the two ninja who both looked up.
"Found it! Here, look," and the Jinchuuriki got a pair of chains out of the backpack. They seemed rather strange as they were made from glass or plastic and you could see right through them. The kunoichi took them from the Jinchuuriki and stared at them for a moment. Strange… it's just like I've seen these before… but where?
The Jinchuuriki gave her a puzzled look. "And what now? Should we just chain his arms?"
The kunoichi shook her head. "He won't be able to use his arms anyway. I think it's better to lock him to one of us, for the time being. Then we can remove them as soon as we've arrived in Konoha." She took the chains from the Jinchuuriki. "the question is – who will lock himself to that moron?"
Deidara meanwhile got more and more pissed off. First there was the fact that he couldn't find Tobi anymore, second was the fact that he got beaten by a screaming idiot and third was the fact that they were both talking about him like he wasn't there. If there was one thing Deidara hated most, then it was being neglected.
"Let's play rock paper scissors," the Jinchuuriki suddenly suggested. "Kakashi sensei always does that when he needs to decide something annoying. Let's give it a shot. Rock… Paper… Scissors!"
Sakura sighed as she noticed having rock, and Naruto had paper. "Seems like I need to lock myself to him," she sighed. "I guess it'll be better if you go ahead and warn Tsunade-sama. I'll be there soon."
"Are you sure, Sakura-chan? I could stay with you while we go to Konoha. That might be safer."
The kunoichi shook her head. "I'm positive about it. Tsunade-sama needs to know about this as soon as possible, especially because the two of us are missing after a large explosion in the center of town." She gave the Jinchuuriki a threatening glare. "You know what happens if she finds out that she sent out a large rescue team while you were just fine."
The Jinchuuriki gulped and nodded his head quickly. "I don't like the idea, Sakura-chan, but I'll go. I'll have a small team coming to you as fast as possible, okay?" The kunoichi nodded. "Okay. Now, go!"
The Jinchuuriki disappeared with a soft thump and then there was just the kunoichi and Deidara left. She smirked at him. "Well, mister art," she said while walking up to him. "If I were you, I wouldn't make any sudden moves, nor would I try to escape." She put the chains around their wrists after grabbing Deidara's right lower arm – very painful. Before she closed them she gave him a warning look. "I'll heal some of the larger injuries in you body, just so you'll be able to walk, since I have no intentions in carrying you all the way. Don't mess things up, understood?"
Deidara nodded and the kunoichi sighed. "okay. Here we go." And she closed the chains with a dry click. For a moment nothing happened. They just stared at the chains, waiting for something to happen.
Then all of a sudden the glass started to glow. The Kunoichi yelped and Deidara gulped as he saw how the glass around their wrists started to melt and attached itself to their skin, binding them together. Then weird, indescribable feelings rushed through their bodies and the both gasped as they started to notice that their chakra was mixed together.
Crap. This isn't just a normal chain, Sakura thought as she started to feel pain through the chains as well. Hold on a sec – aren't these the ones Tsunade-sama told me about…?
"Ah, Sakura. You've made it in time. Take a seat, I want to tell you something important before you go on you new mission."
Sakura sat down in front of the hokage desk. "Sure, Tsunade-sama. What is it?"
"It concerns a special pair of chains that I found in the cupboard of this desk lately," Tsunade muttered while digging through a huge pile of paper, pens and other rubbish. "It seemed rather weird to me but after reading through a couple of books… Ah! Found it!"
She held a pair of glass chains in her hand. They glistered in the sunlight and Sakura leaned forwards a bit to examine them better. "They look weak," she said. "glass can't be strong enough."
Tsunade chuckled. "This isn't glass, Sakura. This is chakra-stone." She looked at the chains. "perhaps you know of the necklace that Naruto wears?" when Sakura nodded she continued. "This is the same material, just in another color. Just as the necklace Naruto wears, this stone has special abilities. I didn't know any of them until I read through this book, called "Chakra Stones"…"
Sakura coughed casually. Tsunade raised an eyebrow but continued.
"This stone melts itself to the skin of the user and forms a chain of the chakra system. If you chain a thief or a murderer with this, you can simply suck all their chakra out of them through the chains and they wont be able to stop you."
Sakura nodded. "Sounds handy."
"It is. There's only one condition to these things, though."
Sakura raised an eyebrow. "And that is…?"
"…Never use it on two people. That's what it said in the book. I'm not quite sure about what might happen but the book firmly says not to. Here, on this page: "Never use the Glass Chains to lock someone to another person. High risk of death or other displeasant casualties." That seems clear to me."
She looked at Deidara, shocked, and he looked back with an expression in his eyes that was closest to total panic. Then more and more pain came welling up through her arm and Sakura screamed when sharp pain shot through her both arms. Deidara meanwhile still sat on the floor but was trembling heavily.
Then Sakura fell on the floor as well, panting. "Shit," she muttered while it became black in front of her eyes. "So not good."
Then black spots appeared in front of their eyes and they both started to feel dizzy and unstable. Before they could help themselves they both fell over, landing on the muddy floor. Unconscious.
Forgot to mention earlier: I don't own Naruto