Note: 29 March, 2009. I started this story more than a year ago, and with one chapter left of my first multi-chapter action fic, I realize just how much I have progressed from my beginning days as an author. I ask for your patience when reading through the beginning few chapters. I have chosen not to rewrite them, even though part of me is itching to, because it reminds me that with time and practice, improvement is inevitable. Thank you.
Oh lord. Here I am…again. I really need to stop getting all these crazy ideas in my head. SIGH However, I hope you are all enjoying my CRAZY ideas. Writing these stories make me laugh, and I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do.
Background: Okay. So, Sakura is doing a mission that involves her becoming an Akatsuki member. So the story will start with her at the Akatsuki base 8 months after she was assigned this mission.
Oh, and all the Akatsuki members are alive, and Sasuke is not back yet.
Sakura is 18.
I don't own Naruto.
"Good Afternoon, Sakura," said the Godaime Hokage.
"I'll be honest with you Sakura. The mission I am about to give you is probably the most important mission you will ever receive in your life. It will be extremely difficult and you will be gone for as long as it takes for you to complete, which very well may be years. You will be doing a lot of lying, and God knows what else. I cannot tell you what will happen. You will not like this."
'Well she sure gets straight to the point…'
Sakura waited for her to continue.
"Your mission in to infiltrate Akatsuki and become one of their members. They obviously know about your affiliation to Konoha, therefore we are staging the deaths of three ANBU members to make it seem believable that you are a missing-nin."
Sakura felt her stomach drop. Her mouth fell open for a few moments, but she quickly recovered.
She cleared her throat.
"And what am I to do once I am in the organization?"
"Gather information. I have a hunch that they have 7 of the 9 tailed beasts, but I would like to make sure. I also want to know when they plan to capture Naruto, and how they plan to do so. I would assume that will try and get him when he is on a mission, however I want to know if they plan to infiltrate Konoha as a last resort."
Sakura swallowed. No, she definitely didn't like this, but she would do it for her best friend.
"It will take them a while to trust you, and even then, they will still be suspicious. You need to use the utmost care. If they find out that you are a spy, you will undoubtedly be killed on the spot. Please be careful," she added.
Sakura bowed. "Hai."
Tsunade's face softened. "Good luck, Sakura. Don't let me down."
Sakura nodded, and disappeared out the door.
Tsunade sighed. She didn't want to send Sakura on such a dangerous mission, but as Hokage, she knew that this was for the good of the village. Sakura was the only one who could do this. Who knew when the next time they see each other would be?
Tsunade could do nothing but pray for her success and safety.
8 months later:
Sakura was lying in the grass a few yards from the entrance of the Akatsuki hideout. Thinking back to the day when Tsunade told her about this mission, she remembered how nervous she was. It was funny, actually, she wasn't nervous or scared about getting caught and killed, it was Itachi that made her the most frightened. She was afraid of losing her temper and yelling at him for making Sasuke's life hell. She was afraid of being attracted to him because he looked so much like him. In fact, there were a few times when she caught herself staring at him – and she promptly had to remind herself of his…psycho-ness.
He was vastly different from the way she had imagined him, however. He was extremely intelligent, not that she didn't expect him to be, but she just didn't picture him for one who would actually sit down and engage her in conversation. He opened up to her after a few months. Well 'open up' was the wrong phrase, but after maybe three months, he would start saying more than five words to her a day. He was also respectful and was well mannered. He would also start doing little things for her that she supposed no one would notice – but she did.
When ordering dinner, he would buy her favorite food. After a particularly nasty fight with some mist nin, she had gotten her Akatsuki robe cut to pieces. That night while camping out, Itachi gave her his cloak to wear so she wouldn't freeze. A few months ago on her 18th birthday, he wished her a 'Happy Birthday' as he walked past her bedroom. He didn't bring it up again that day, but just him acknowledging her once was more than enough.
"Would you like to spar?" Itachi asked in a voice that made her want to jump him right then and there.
His hair was flowing freely around his shoulders. She had never seen his hair like that, and well… it caught her off guard.
She was staring.
Not wanting to keep looking like a complete idiot, Sakura said,
"Yes, Itachi, I would like to."
Little by little, she was falling for the enemy.
When Itachi turned around to get into position, two thoughts passed Sakura's mind:
'I am NOT falling for the enemy!'
The pair was having difficulty training.
Itachi was always much faster than Sakura was, so today, she decided to do a little experiment. This time she took her shirt off while training; she wanted to see if that would slow him down a bit.
Standing in only a black sports bra and black sweatpants that hung rather low on her hips, she noticed that he was a bit slower today that usual. At times, she caught him looking at her exposed flesh. He tried to hide it, but two or three times, he was a bit slow to raise his eyes to her face when she turned around. It was obvious that he was a bit…distracted.
However, he was not helping her any either. He had also taken his shirt off, and she did not have the willpower to stop looking at his delicious physique. She knew then and there that it was physically impossible for this man to be any sexier. There was nothing about his appearance that could be perfected. His mind however…well, she was working on it.
With his Sharingan on, he could clearly see the beads of sweat rolling down her body. He watched as they dripped down her neck to her chest. He could also see the ones that slid down her back into the waistband of her pants. This was the first time in his life that he cursed his bloodline limit.
He was so caught up in the scenery, that it took his a few moments to realize that she had bitten her thumb and summoned two swords. She picked them up and forced them into the ground.
Then Sakura reached up, grabbed her scratched out forehead protector and wrapped it around her eyes.
'What is she doing?' Itachi was thinking to himself, though he would never voice his questions.
"I fight better when I can't see," She responded, as though answering his thoughts. "It helps me hone my chakra sensing skills. It is much easier to follow someone's energy than see them."
She "looked" at him and grinned. She then picked up the two swords and waited to see what Itachi was going to do.
He gave her a small smirk, and the next thing she realized was that he had a long sword of his own.
30 minutes and a few bloody scratches later (most of the scratches were on Itachi although the ones on Sakura were deeper), Sakura's pink Akatsuki ring started glowing and grew hot. (A/N: Yes, I made that up.)
Sakura made some hand signals and her swords disappeared. A few seconds later, Itachi's disappeared as well, 'where did he get them from?' she vaguely wondered.
"Leader-sama wants to see me." She said as she tied her headband back in place.
Itachi nodded. Just then, they looked up to see Deidara, Kisame, Tobi, and Hidan standing near the entrance.
"It seems he wants to see all of us." Itachi said.
Sakura walked past her fellow Akatsuki members in order to change out of her black sports bra and black sweatpants, that she had tucked under her knees.
"Don't keep us waiting." Kisame called to her as she ascended the stairs.
Well, it looked like she wouldn't have time for a shower.
Okay, well I wanted to give everyone a bit of a background to the story.
I dunno if you can summon things that aren't animals, but its my story and I can do what I want lol.
Would you like me to continue?
Reviews are appreciated.