This idea came to me VERY SUDDENLY. A lot of people reviewing my fic Drive Me Crazy felt bad for Hidan, Kisame, Naruto, Tsunade etc. and I don't blame them.
Those characters got their hearts ripped out.
So I decided Sakura's FRESHMEN YEAR might be nice to do, satisfy all the other crack pairing lovers.
Winter break of freshmen year sucked eggs. Voldemort's eggs. That's extra suckish. My parents were hit and killed by a drunk driver on their way back from a Christmas party. I spent New Year's Eve at a graveyard.
Naruto, my best friend at the time, came with me. He kept an arm wrapped around my shoulders the entire time. He hugged me close while I cried. I considered him a great friend at that time. But friendship can be fragile and worthless. Sorry about that, it sounded so angsty. Hurry up past this first part, reader.
Freezing tears burned my eyes for most of that vacation. Wheee! That was a NEW level of angst! Success. Don't worry, that was just a joke. Everyone's sad when their parents die randomly I just like to make it sound SUPER dramatic.
Okay, angst-tastic section over. Let's get on with this story: The guys.
This all began my freshmen year of high school. All I knew about 'Akatsuki' at the time was that they were a group of outrageously dangerous (not to mention sexy) juniors. They held so much influence that the seniors said nothing to them.
I, personally, thought they were the hottest things I'd seen since I'd lit my popcorn (and microwave) on fire. No one seemed to agree with me… Something about 'convicted criminals' and 'killers' to which I respond with 'yeah, lady killers, have you seen them?!' but I digress.
Normally, I kept that reaction a secret because if my parents found out about my taste in men… I would be shipped to 'The School for Wayward Girls'. It was after New Year's, when school started again, that I realized that was no longer a possibility.
The first day back, during lunch, a series of events would launch and ensue a future I had never even begun to think of as a possibility. Not that I was disappointed with the outcome.
THAT WAS WINTER BREAK, NOW WE GET TO SCHOOL AFTERWARDS
If there were any students in my school that I wanted to destroy right now, it was Rock Lee, a sophomore in my school who proclaimed his love for me on a daily basis.
"Sakura, my love, I heard." He said as solemnly as possible when you were a boy with as much zeal as him.
"Look, Lee, leave her alone already, okay?" Naruto had been my shield from the mourners all day but he was already getting tired from the difficulty of the job and it was only third period.
I, myself, was ready to bludgeon the next person I saw with eyes of fake pity. Naruto, knowing this, was redirecting people and advising them to steer clear. Lee, however, was not getting the picture.
While Naruto was desperately trying to discourage the 'Green Beast of the School's Soccer Team' I spotted Ino and her cronies making a Bee-line for me with Tupperware meals in tow. One of the worst situations I could imagine.
I FUCKING SMELL THEIR PITY!
This was the birth of Inner Sakura.
Most of the day went the same.
I went to class and the teachers taught nothing to the students except how to make pathetic attempts at convincing someone you pity them and their situation. I was so sick of it. Even Naruto was getting on my nerves.
I couldn't take it anymore and by fifth period I was ditching with no intention of returning to class or going to lunch. Wandering the halls I considered my options. Rooms were occupied and who ditches in the bathroom anymore? The roof it was!
My winter break reform had done a number on my poor good-girl personality. The poorly locked door that stood in my way fell with dignity. And my newfound sarcasm.
"What the fuck was that shit?" I heard someone on a different part of the roof yell.
Then I heard some footsteps lazily coming over.
I stepped out of the now busted doorframe.
"Well hello, sexy." The same voice said again only huskier. He was one of the six famous juniors. Hidan of the Akatsuki. Most memorable trait, he curses. He slicked back his already slicked back silver hair and approached me with the heir of a predator, approaching it's victim.
Even though he was pretty scary right now he was made even more intimidating because he was hot! Every member of Akatsuki was. No one but me seemed to think so though. Most people were too fucking terrified to notice they were goddamn drop dead gorgeous. Plus, back then, I was still nervous around guys. I know, I'm weak.
"Hey," I said, pleased that it sounded more confident than I felt. Despite my inner terror it seemed like I looked pretty normal. I wasn't huddled in a corner or anything at least. This is a step in the right direction.
Stop cowering and rape, girl! RAPE!
Inner Sakura moped and I pushed that mental disease away.
"Hey, aren't you a sophomore?" A boy popped around the corner whom was easily recognizable, Tobi, the cutest member, donning his eye-patch.
"Freshmen, actually." I corrected trying to avoid his very Naruto-like eager gaze. I tucked some of my hair behind my ear as a distraction.
"Ah, freshmeat." This was a rough and deep, rumbling voice and Kisame appeared in my field of vision. Besides the voice you notice a couple of things when you first meet Kisame. Most importantly, he's blue.
I also felt like I was going to pass out, surrounded by hot guys, not to mention the two hottest hadn't even arrived yet.
And as if I had willed it, there they were. Itachi, the dark haired hottie, and Deidara, the blondie with a body.
they were just...
in one word?
I averted my gaze from racking viciously over they're god given features to my DC sneakers and started to hum.
"Eh? What's wrong?" Kisame asked with a hint of concern and started towards me.
My humming tune changed to 'Blue (Da Ba Dee)' immediately and without my consent. They all heard it and in a second Tobi and Deidara were laughing, Kisame looked both pissed and amused, Itachi was smirking, and Hidan was smiling with the same old 'I'm undressing you with my eyes' look.
I didn't mind, I needed some positive attention in my day.
It was kind of surreal after that, the conversation just flowed and twenty minutes later I was being fed lunch by Itachi while Hidan glared discreetly.
Eventually, the end of lunch bell interrupted the meeting, all the guys stood up.
We said a quick goodbye and Tobi gave me a goodbye glomp and all of a sudden I was alone on the roof thinking of how that that was the best lunch of my life. Itachi had good food taste.
The moment they walked through the empty door frame and back into the school building it was like the magic was lifted and I was back to the same depressed, borderline emo chick of thirty minutes ago. It was only a bit upsetting, but I went on, five minutes of reflecting and delving into memories of hotness were followed by my own departure from the roof and down to swimming class.
I chose not to participate and told the teacher I was feeling light-headed which was only half a lie since eating off the same fork as Itachi Uchiha had left me a bit breathless. I dipped my feet in and watched the others do their laps. After that they had free swim and Naruto came over to my edge to talk.
"Hey, where'd you go?" He asked.
"To the roof," I said, evasively.
He accepted that, no questions asked and we began to talk about normal things like our suspicion that Ino was pregnant and what not.
My thirty minutes of wonderful bliss were over and it seemed life would return to normal. Besides, the seniors were in a different wing of the school than the freshmen, so I would probably not see them again for a while. It wasn't like I was someone they'd come looking for.
It was easy to convince myself of this, I'd never been popular with the guys I actually liked before so it was just normal to dismiss the whole situation as a fluke in fate that would never come again.
If only, if only, the freshmen girl cried, the sexy men would just fall from the sky…
Oh, shut up.
I'm blue, da ba deed a ba daa…
I spent the rest of the day reminiscing and fell asleep wishing I had an iPod.
THE NEXT DAY
The day began as no more than I could expect, fewer people stared, the teachers taught again, and life virtually returned to normal. No sexy delinquents to sweep me off my feet. At least, that's what I had assumed.
So wrong I was.
See, it all began in third period. English class! Kakashi was my teacher and five minutes into the class there was a knock on the door. Kakashi had Sasuke open it. Sasuke, a former crush of mine got up grudgingly, flung the door open then fell backwards in shock. There, in the doorway, stood his older, and much sexier brother, Itachi, whom glared down at Sasuke, as if disgusted. He was flanked by the rest of Akatsuki.
I find that sexy in my men.
"What is it, Itachi?" Kakashi asked after and annoyed sigh.
"We're taking Sakura." Kisame stated simply. Now the entire class was staring between me and them.
"No." Kakashi answered immediately.
"Then we're kidnapping her." Itachi stated.
"Carry on." Kakashi answered immediately.
Hidan and Kisame charged into the room immediately, Hidan picked me up, Kisame grabbed my stuff and we fled. Kids stood up and watched us leave down the hall but they we're no longer staring at me and the guys, they were staring at us. I was in.
Sakura is not, like, super uncaring about her parents, she just is pushing it out of her mind, it'll come up again later.
Okay, there we go, I have a day off for election day so I came out of my cave to finish this up… it's been in the works since, like, July. This is part 1 of a 3 part series. I'm going out of order, part 2 is already almost done and is listed as drive me crazy on my stories.