"Pein excepted me….and I don't care if your in it. I need to gain more power and I already gained all the power I can from snake dude." Itachi nodded to his young brother before handing him a ring. "Welcome to the Akatsuki."

"I should've known." Gaara growled as he ran away from the Akatsuki members. Sasuke smirked as he looked at the retreating Gaara. "So, what's the plan to get the Kazekage?" said Deidara.

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Gaara ran into the hide out and looked around, the candles weren't lit and it was quiet. He ran to Sakura's room to see Temari, Kankuro, Sai, Naruto, and an unconscious Sakura. He looked at Sakura, shocked.

"What happened?" he demanded, slamming the door behind him. Temari got up and walked over to her brother. "Well, she almost got raped my Kabuto and Oruchimaru. She got another curse mark on her shape shifter one, she passed out, and hasn't woken up for a day…and ummm….I think that's it." she said trying not to make Gaara go crazy. He glared at the door before running out. "Gaara!" Naruto yelled while getting up and following him.

"Gaara! Wait!" he yelled. Gaara stopped and glared at the blond haired boy. Naruto stopped in front of him.

"Your kinda to late if you want to kill Oruchimaru and Kabuto…." he laughed nervously. Gaara crossed his arms, raising a non-existing eye brow. "You and everyone else killed them?" He shook his head. "No." Gaara motioned for him to continue. "They, kinda….ummm….they ran away." Gaara growled. "Hey, where's Teme?"

Gaara starting walking back to the room. "Hey! Answer my question, Gaara-sama." said Naruto, catching up with him. "He join the Akatsuki." said the Kazekage. Naruto stopped in his tracks.

"Wh-What?" Gaara stopped to look at him. "I'm sorry, Naruto-kun…..but, he said that he already head enough power from Oruchimaru and needed more power. So he join the Akatsuki." He looked down. "I know this would happen! I know it!" Naruto slammed his fist into the wall. "Come on, lets go tell the others." they walked together back to Sakura's room.

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Sakura groaned as she started to open her eye's. she felt something warm press against her back and something around her waist. She pushed herself into the warmth to hear a low chuckled. "Wakey, Wakey, sleep beauty." she gasped before opening her eye's more and turning around. "Panda-chan!" she yelled before hugging Gaara. Everyone, except Gaara and Sai, snickered at his new nickname. He growled at them. Naruto smirked at them before getting up and walking over to them.

"So, Panda-chan?" Naruto said, smirking, with a thoughtful look on his face.

"Back off Uzumaki."

Naruto put up his hand protectively. "Kidding, kidding."

Sakura hugged Gaara tighter and sighed, content. "When did you get back" she whispered. "Only a few hours ago."

"Where's Sasuke?"

"SasGAY joined Akatsuki." he whispered lowly, growling at the end. Sakura pulled back, betrayal written all over her face….again from Sasuke. She looked down. "That gay bastard." she whispered violently. Gaara got up, helping Sakura up. "Me and Naruto know where one of the Akatsuki's bases are from when he saved Gaara. He should either be there or in a different base."

"WAIT!! HOLD UP!! We're actually going after this cold hearted bastard?" said Temari, confused. Sakura nodded. "He's like a brother to me and Naruto…..If it wasn't for him we wouldn't have gotten stronger." Temari scoffed. "I still can't believe we're going to go after that cold hearted bastard." she crossed her arms and looked away.