Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto.
P.S. I've just read the latest chappie, and it turns out that Sasuke going to try and capture the 8th tailed-beast. I hope he finally dies! ...Just kidding XD sorta...
Soon, I was at the door of the tower they were seated in. As I rushed in, Denzou was already looking my way, his brow furrowing.
"I'm sorry to suddenly come in without your permission," I said and bowed lowly. "But-"
Right on que, the building suddenly started to collapse. Not missing a beat, I tellaported outside along with the others. "Sasuke and the Akatsuki want you dead," I said to them. I heard a chuckle and turned around, only to be thrown to the ground by Madara.
Crap. I sat up, glaring at the masked man.
"Sakura, Sakura, Sakura," Came his mockingly disappointed voice. "You could have stayed loyal to us and could have had world power. But you chose to run back top your little village..." He pulled out a kantana, "It really is a shame you have to die, Cherry Blossom." I scowled at him, and stood.
My eyes widened at the feel of another presence behind me, and quickly jumped away, but was hit painfully on the center of my back, and fell to the ground once again. I gasped from the pain, wondering who had hit me. I looked up, and saw Sasuke a few feet away. I yelped when someone grabbed the collar of my shirt, and lifted my up. I gagged at the feeling of my shirt digging into my skin, cutting off my air supply.
The person threw me back to the ground, and I heard the faint chuckle. It was from Kisame. I stood up shakily, and turned to see the grinning man. I glared, the feeling of betrayel entering my body. I really should have known that he couldn't be trusted...
He must've seen the slightly hurt look in my eyes, because his smile widened. "I would say I'm sorry that I have to do this, but I know how you hate lying, Little Kunoichi." And with that, I was hit painfully in the gut by his Samehada. Luckily, I didn't fall.
I gathered my remaining chakra into my fist, and aimed it at the shark-man, hitting him square in the jaw. Suprisingly, he only stumbled backwards. I guess Samehada had drained more chakra than I thought...
I jumped back as he swung his giant sword at me again, aware of the other two men. I managed to dodged Madara also, doing a backflip and landed near Sasuke. I turned and punched him in the face. Blood trickled down his chin, his face still emotionless. He let me punch him. I could only laugh quietly and bitterly.
"You let me have some satisfaction before I died, right? That's sweet, Sasuke-kun." I honestly did not care that I sounded insane; I was positive I was going to die soon, anyways, right? Sasuke gave an almost pitying look, and I smiled sadly at him.
"It's... horrible, isn't it? If only... If only Itachi had told you, then... then we could be on the same team again, and I never would have fallen for Itachi." I wanted to cry, but somehow I managed to compose myself. I supposed my diginty hardly mattered in a situation like this, but I was had to hang onto something, didn't I?
"Do you regret it?" The question came from Madara's lips, and I turned my head to peer blankly at him. "Do you regret falling in love with Itachi?"
"... No. Those were the best months of my life. Besides, I can't just decided who I want to fall in love with; It was already decided," I answered emotionally. Strange; I thought my last few moments would be very sad or very happy. I felt neither emotion.
"Thank you, Sakura, for giving me information about my brother." I didn't respond, though I was somewhat touched at his statement. I shook my head slightly, looking at the ground.
"Do you have any last words, Sakura-san?" Came Madara's cliche question. I thought hard, finally shaking my head.
"I have nothing to say..." Nothing I say would matter anyways.
As I felt Madara's kantana pierce through me, and as he slid it out quickly, I only thought of Itachi. I fell to the ground, the tears finally sliding out.
They say when you die, your life flashes before your eyes. Mine didn't. Instead, I imagined Itachi's short life.
I imagined how jealous he must've felt when Sasuke was born and Mikito gave all her love and attention to his new born brother.
I imagined how sad he must've felt when his father treated him more like a weapon than a son.
I imagined how happy he must've felt when he spoke with Sasuke, enjoying their rare brotherly moments.
And I knew how horrible he felt when he slaughtered his clan, how discussing he felt when he ran the sword through his parents.
The tears came harder as I imagined his pain; as I felt his pain. I know how it feels to lose someone so precious to you. I thought I had understood the pain fully when Sasuke left. But when Itachi died, I felt as if... no words can explain the feeling. It was the sharpest pain I've ever felt. Even now, as I lay dieing, it can't even compare to how I felt when I saw hos motionless, beaten body. The sobs came out loudly and painfully.
"Itachi...!" I continually called his name out, barely aware of the strange gazes from the other men.
And then, I heard his voice. So soft yet masculine. It cut through me, edging me closer and closer to death.
The last thing I heard before I died, was the screaming of my name.
"Sakura-chan!" It was undoubtably coming from Naruto. It seemed so far away, though I knew he must be close.
The last thought on my mind was,
"I'm coming, Itachi."
My eyes opened slowly. It was very bright, I mused. Was I in Heaven? No, I knew when I died that I would surely go to hell.
As my eyes adjusted, I finally registered that I was staring at a ceiling. To say the least, I was disappointed. Somehow, I had been saved from my demise. I guess I would have to wait until I could be with Itachi again...
I noticed my throat was dry, but it didn't bother me that much. I wonder what happened to Sasuke, or Naruto, or any of them for that matter. I suppose I'll find out soon enough.
I turned my head, noticing that the simple move made my wound burn. I winced, and stared out the window. It was sunny outside, barely a cloud insight. For a moment, I let myself be depressed about Itachi, before sighing (wincing again at the movement) and rid him from my thoughts. It was harder than I thought.
I focused my eyes on the sun. It was morning...
I would have to endure another day without Itachi. How am I supposed to live with out him? I truly was sick of being sad and lonely. But at least I was home, and safe. I had friends that would surely help me.
As I continued to stare out at the world, a song entered into my mind, and the lyrics escaped my lips quietly.
think i might not see those eyes
Makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbyes
I nearly do
Light up, light
As if you have a choice
Even if you can not hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say
We don't have time for that
All I want's to find an easier way
To get out of our little heads
Have heart, my dear
We're bound to be afraid
Even if its just for a few days
Making up for all this mess
Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you can not hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear..."
I smiled lightly, the glistening tears escaping my eyes. "Goodbye, Itachi, my love."
A/N: The song at the end was 'Run' by Snow Patrol. It really is a beautiful song, so make sure to check it out Anyways, I originally thought that I would end it with Sakura dying. This is good too, right? Please review