Alright, I'm taking a break from the supernatural fics and moving onto my other passion: comic book superheroes. Enjoy!
Rated M for language, and possible sex, but i'm not sure yet. and Inner Sakura will not be making any appearances.
Key: 'Thought' "Normal" "Emphisis"
DISCLAIMER: I don't own anything but the plot. almost all characters are the property of the guy that created Naruto, and all comic references belong to that comic's legal publisher.
"Take one more step and the woman dies!" I stopped in my tracks as the villain wrapped his fingers around the lever, which held the civilian over the boiling vat of smelted metal. My eyes darted from the sneering man to the squirming woman, 'Can I risk making a grab for her?' I thought, "It was a mistake for you to come here," he sneered, "Get me the three million I wanted, or she takes a nasty fall."
'I can get to him faster than her.' I had to make a decision, now. I lunged at him, hoping my speed would get me there. He pulled the lever as I delivered a jab to his gut. I made a grab for the rope that was quickly descending. I pulled with all my might, and just as the woman's bound hands became visible, the rope snapped. I reached over the railing to grab her but it was too late, her pained screams filled the air in the foundry, "No!"
"NO!" I shot up in a cold sweat, panting heavily. That same dream; that same memory. I went into the bathroom and splashed some cold water on my face before picking up the phone and calling one of my only friends.
Let me start at the beginning. My name is Sakura Haruno, I'm sixteen, and I have the strangest life. For you see, I'm a superhero. I'm the Blossom. When I was six the government took me away from my family. They had been trying to recreate and American program from the 40's, something called the 'Super Soldier' program. All I know, is that whatever they did to me, changed me. I'm stronger, faster, more agile, the drawback? They wanted to use me as a weapon, a tool of destruction. So I ran away, I came here, to Konoha, the crime capital of Japan.
I spent several years honing my newfound skills, and took the fight to the crime lords. Now I attend High School, and I thought crime fighting was hard. Because of my other life, I pretend to be the biggest, clumsiest, shyest nerd in the school. The other problem? I'm gay, and what's more, I have a humungous crush on the school's queen, Ino Yamanaka, who doesn't even know I exist. God help me.
"Tony's bar and grill."
"Tony-sama, I need to talk to you." I was still shaken up, "You had the dream again, didn't you?" he stated calmly, "Yeah."
"Alright, take one of the blue pills, it'll help you sleep, we'll talk after school. Alright?"
"Alright. I'll be over as soon as school's done." We both hung up and I fished out the pills he had given me some time ago.
Tony Mancini, he's been like a father to me ever since I first came here. He gave me a home when I had none. He sheltered me until I could get a small apartment of my own. Thanks to him I was able to attend school, he and his family have always been kind to me, and I can never repay him.
I took the cap off and produced one pill. I popped it in my mouth and swallowed before slipping back into bed and drifting off into a troubled sleep once more.
Ok, i know, it's short, and not much to go on, but it'll get better. Plz review, it'll make me type faster. Oh, and the Super Soldier Program for those of you who don't know is what created Marvel Comic's Captain America. Party on readers.