Full Summary- 'Sakura, who is this guy and how does he know you?' the four males of Team 7 looked at her. 'She didn't tell you?' the man asked surprised, wrapping an arm around her waist. 'We're engaged.' [SasukeSakura]
I've had this story in my head for a long time now. I want to try it and this is after Sasuke returns.
Ch 1: Isamu
"Sasuke look out!" Naruto shouted to his best friend, who was about to be hit with three kunai to the back. The Uchiha had turned in just enough time to deflect them with his katana. He tilted his head slightly to look at the blonde.
"Naruto, how are you?"
"I'll be fine Sasuke. Just watch yourself." Sasuke nodded and went back on offence, creating hand seals for his fireball jutsu. A large flame erupted from his mouth and hit the oncoming shinobi, who were engulfed and their screams died down as they were burned. Naruto growled, "Where's Sakura? I need her to heal me." He was currently sitting, leaning up against a tree. His left leg was broken and he was bleeding from a chest wound, though nothing life threatening.
"She was taking care of Sai the last time I seen her," the dark haired man answered as he threw a shuriken and hit another ninja in the back of his head, instantly killing him. There were slits in is clothes from where he had been struck. Since he returned five years ago, at the age of seventeen, he was wearing a black tank-top and cream colored jeans with his shinobi sandals. The Konoha headband had been returned to its rightful owner and was once again placed on his forehead.
Suddenly, Kakashi appeared beside his two pupils. "They don't seem to be stopping. We have to find Sai and Sakura. These enemy shinobi keep coming."
"You're not thinking about leaving are you?" the three looked behind them to see an opponent sneaking to get to Naruto. "I'll kill one of you before you do."
"Naruto!" both Sasuke and Kakashi cried.
A roar interrupted them and a large ink tiger crouched in front of the Kyuubi vessel protectively before lunging at the frightened man aiming for his throat. His corpse fell to the ground, blood staining it. Sai jumped down beside his tiger. "Thanks Sai." Naruto said.
"What would you do without me?" he turned slightly.
"Sai, where's Sakura?" Kakashi stopped as he and Sasuke reached the two.
"We got separated." Then there was what felt like an earthquake. "This way!" He led the way as Sasuke helped his friend up and broke off into a sprint.
Sakura was on her knees, panting. She had a few cuts and bruises. That last blow had taken a lot out of her, she was trying to be conservative of her chakra, but when her friends were occupied another group came at her and she had no choice but to defend herself.
"It was best to separate you from your comrades. What good is a team without their medic?" a man smirked at her. He had long black hair and eyes. Scars and wrinkles adorned his old face. A grey long sleeved covered him and baggy blue jeans, he also wore brown boots. "I have to say I'm surprised that you were able to defeat all of my other companions. A medical kunoichi, or at least a kunoichi, should know her place."
That fueled anger, "And where does a kunoichi belong?" she snapped.
'He's sexist!' her inner shouted.
"Women should know their place before they become teenagers. You're possibly in your late teens to early twenties. Isn't there someone to teach you where you belong?"
"Women are equal to any man in my village." Sakura defended. "You're lucky my sensei, the Hokage didn't hear that comment." She had to suppress a smirk; Tsunade would beat this man to a bloody pulp if she heard such a sexist comment. "You're saying women can't fight, is that it?"
"Exactly." The man sneered. "Women don't belong in war, they're weak and useless. The only place they belong is with the children." This made the pink haired woman furious.
"Sakura!" her four male teammates were at her side.
"Sakura are you alright?" Naruto asked, she stood and looked at the man angrily.
"Take that back…" she growled.
"I only told the truth," he replied without a care in the world. "Women are useless, nothing more than for mans' pleasure."
Without thinking, she charged, earning the other four to call her name to stop her. Raising a chakra filled fist she punched. "That move again?" the man smirked. "Have you forgotten that my jutsu seals your chakra in your body so you can't use it?"
Sakura's chakra was then drained from her fist. 'I forgot, now I'm unable to attack and heal. I can't avoid it.' Her fist was grabbed and the man lifted his to punch.
"Hey!" Naruto and the others went to charge forward but to his surprise and theirs, they were held in place. "What kind of jutsu is this?" it felt like there were hands holding their ankles.
"One that we walked right into." Sasuke ground his teeth. "He set up a trap, using Sakura."
"Clever boy," they looked up to see the man standing straight.
"Sakura?" everyone but Sasuke cried, though he was hiding his ever growing concern.
She gasped, as the wind was nearly knocked out of her as she hit her back against a tree. The man hit her with enough force to crack a few ribs, which she was stunned that it didn't. "I-I'm fine…" she did her best to stand to her feet.
"Tsk, pathetic…" the man turned back to the males, who were glaring at him. "Women are worthless. I'm astonished that you four would even bother to protect her, someone so worthless and weak. You even walked into the trap I set for you. Perhaps you are just as insignificant as this… weakling is."
"I'll kill you for that!" Sakura tackled him to the ground.
"You're worthless and pathetic."
The medic smirked, "We will see." She cut her palms and placed them on the man.
Suddenly the man started screaming, "What-what ar-are you doing? How are y-y-you able to-"
"Since my chakra has been locked inside by you, all I had to do was find a way to release it. You are experiencing my 'Healing Reversal Jutsu' which is extremely painful, if you haven't figured that out. It kills you from the inside, sending your bodies defenses against you. My very own jutsu."
He growled, 'If I die, she's coming with me!' with every ounce of strength he could muster, he kicked her off. Both in pain though the man was slowly able to get to his feet, Sakura was only able to sit on her knees. The man scowled menacingly. "I will kill you for that you wretched excuse of a woman." He gripped a kunai and stalked toward her.
"You're still going to die, my jutsu is even now taking effect on your body," Sakura informed him. "Only me or Tsunade can reverse it."
"Sakura!" Naruto shouted, he and the others were still trying to get out of this trap. Release wouldn't work.
"What kind of jutsu is this? We've tried everything. There's nothing we can do to get to Sakura."
"Not even my animals can get through," Sai announced, "they can't even get out of the picture."
Their enemy lifted the kunai over his head, his eyes shown hate. "I have you know, kunoic-agh!" he fell backward as a shuriken stuck from his throat, causing instant death.
"Who threw that?" Kakashi asked the question that was on everyone's mind.
"Sakura?" another male voice asked from above, it sounded as if in shock, pulling all attention to a tree behind her.
"Who's that?" Naruto thought out loud. He and the others noticed, Sakura murmur something, but weren't able to hear. A man perhaps a year or two older than them, minus Kakashi, appeared at Sakura's side in seconds.
"Sakura, are you alright?" his voice was clearly full of concern, that was instantly noticed by the other members of Team 7.
She nodded, 'He's here now, that can only mean…'
"Sakura?" She turned to see her teammates and smiled at their unknowingness.
"The jutsu wore off when he was killed."
The blonde gave a confused look, "Jutsu?" he asked then nodded to himself in response as he and the others walked forward.
"Naruto, your leg is broken, sit down." Sakura ordered softly, apparently forgetting the man who had just saved her and tended to her friends wounds.
All four stared at the newcomer, who was staring at Sakura. He was tall and thin but with a nice build, wearing a grey tank-top under a black kimono tank-top open with a short red obi wrapped around his waist as well as a tan pouch and a red scarf-like material around his neck. Black pants covered his lower half and black shinobi sandals were on his feet. His arms were bare with a tattoo on the left of a seven upright with another seven upside down in the shape of a slanted 'L' above it. Another attribute was his hair style resembling Sasuke's, though a little longer in the front reaching down to his middle torso and was frosted white. His face was rough but calm looking with deep silver eyes that surveyed Sakura (go to photobucket and type in 'anime boys' page 1 and 3 for pics). Once she had finished healing Naruto's injuries she looked at her other comrades. "Sakura, who is this guy and how does he know you?" the four males of Team 7 looked at her as she stood up slowly and lowered her head.
"She didn't tell you?" the man asked surprised as he walked up, wrapping an arm around her waist. "We're engaged."
There was silence, before the blonde man broke it. "Whatever, Sakura would have told us if she were engaged. We're her friends, she tells us everything. Nice try." The other three were thinking the same thing.
"Naruto," Sakura's voice got their attention.
"What is it Sakura?" the blonde asked, his arms behind his head.
"What he says is true…" her voice drifted off. Sasuke caught a tone of sadness in it.
"Wait? What? Sakura, why didn't you tell us about this? Why didn't you tell me?"
"I don't have to tell any of you anything!" she snapped. "You don't need to know every little detail about my personal life!" then she stopped, realizing she had just turned on her second family, who were stunned by her sudden outburst. Sakura was about to apologize before Naruto beat her to it.
"I'm sorry, Sakura. I didn't mean to push you the way I did. I'm just protective of you, you know?" everyone could tell Naruto was hurt by the tone of his voice.
"I'm the one who's supposed to be sorry, Naruto. Please forgive me for my outburst. I didn't want to hurt you the way I did." She was gazing at the ground, ashamed of herself before she felt warm arms envelop her in an embrace.
"There's nothing to forgive." Naruto whispered. "You're family. I'd hate to see something bad happen to you."
A sincere smile formed on her lips as she returned the gesture, "Thanks Naruto, you really are a great friend."
"So," the copy-nin started as the two pulled away, "who is this?"
"Isamu," the man answered extending his hand as a friendly greeting, one which was exchanged. "Isamu Masahiko."
"I'm Kakashi Hatake, this is Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Sai and you apparently already know Sakura." He gestured to each in turn.
"I've known Sakura for a long time now. She's told me so much about you, but it appears that she hasn't mentioned me…" the five looked at her, her attention elsewhere, obviously avoiding the questioning eyes.
"We should go and tell Tsunade that our mission was a success," she then started walking toward her home village, leaving the others there to stare after her before trailing after her.
'My time in Konoha is short…' Sakura thought. 'A month at the most… it was best I didn't tell you about this marriage… I had no choice… no one can stop it now, that chance is already long gone… I'm alone on this.'
Alright, I started a new story, though I probably shouldn't have. Oh well. How was it? Please review and let me know. I would appreciate it lots.