We are so close to the ending…
Chihiro: you say that every time. Didn't you say that in another fic and didn't end until like five chapters later?
… I have a question to distract from my obvious lie! Okay, there is a manga called 'Dragon Knights'. Now, this manga is not an anime and the comic is black and white. The cover sometimes has the character but the hair color is always changing. So, is there anyone at all that knows the hair colors of most to all of the characters? Someone please say yes!
"We have to do something—my brother is on the other side!" Temari growled, glaring at the wall. Shikamaru closed his eyes and began to think of ways to bypass this troublesome barricade.
"We could try jumping over, breaking it with a different jutsu like chidori or—," Shikamaru was cut off by another voice.
"Then move aside."
They turned to see Sasuke, standing proud and tall as if he was not a hated part of the cast right now. The others glared at him, both angered and shocked. If Gaara was not in trouble with Sasuke then who was distressing the redhead?
The redhead had closed his eyes, trying hard not to look into the red swirling eyes. He was scared, so very scared of what this man would make him and his demon do. There were so many bad things that could happen.
"Open your eyes or she will die right now," the orange masked man hissed. Gaara took a deep breath and finally cracked his eyes to see the red with swirling black symbols. His mind went dark and he knew that every one of his fears from the past would come true.
Kit… your assistance is needed with Shukaku's host. Shukaku doesn't stand a chance from such a jutsu, he is struggling as best as possible. Kyuubi stated low but clearly as Naruto managed to get another seal off his body. He refrained from rubbing his arms that were free though his abdomen and chest was still covered.
"I'm trying, I'm trying," Naruto whispered just as a large explosion sounded and breaking glass sounded. 'THEY'RE HERE!' Naruto exclaimed mentally, building his chakra faster and more deadly, pushing at the sphere. In his excitement, he barely noticed that Tobi had stood and turned towards him.
The ninjas had a hard time deciding whether to attack Sasuke for being a dick and leaving or allow him to help. Temari and Kankuro were for chocking him within an inch of his life and then allowing him to help. Of course, one person in the crowd didn't have a hard time on this life changing decision. The cat girl stood up, spasms still running through her body and ran at Sasuke.
"Sasuke!" she shouted joyfully, launching her body at the male. Sasuke rolled his eyes and shook his head before stepping to the side and letting the girl get a face full of sand. Yes, not all cats landed on their feet. She sat up and looked at the frowning male.
"Hey! What was that for?" she whined.
"You didn't fulfill your end of the contract. Which not only means that Gaara may be hurt but now I deserve another favor," Sasuke informed the pouting girl. Naa's eyes widened and she sputtered idiotically, trying to convince Uchiha otherwise. According to her, she did everything in her power short of cutting off Gaara's legs. Sasuke scoffed and glared at the girl before she finally silenced herself. The other ninjas were thoroughly confused for a lack of any other way to describe it.
"You are lying, Naa. Now move aside, I have to break this wall…" Sasuke stated, going toward the barrier. He barely glanced at the staring and doubting group of ninjas and instead charged his attack. The others jumped out of the way to avoid any stray strands of electricity. Temari strode over to the teary eyed cat girl and poked her in the head.
"What was that about?" she stated.
"Well you see…" she trailed off. Just at the same moment, Sasuke charged at the invisible wall, shouting out the attack's name with all of his might. The wall was down within a few seconds, causing Naa to smile and jump to her feet. "The wall is down so we shouldn't waste our time out here! Gaara needs to be—AHHH!" The girl's happy speech was cut off by her scream of agony. She fell to her knees, gripping her hair while doing so.
"No, no, no!" she shrieked over and over. She pulled at her hair with one hand and punched the sand below her with the other. Her gray eyes looked into the trees, tears falling freely. Shikamaru raised an eyebrow and shook his head and followed his fellow ninjas through the trees. Sasuke was the only one to give the weeping girl an uneasy, but somehow knowing glance before running faster than he ever ran in his life.
"So… you chased Sasuke out of the hospital?" Sakura asked, interrupted the story. Kiba nodded his head sharply and took a sip of his juice then glanced at the children. The twins had sat down on the floor, hands still clasped. The others were talking and giggling, poking the twins to speak.
"So what happened after Sasuke knocked out several nurses?" Ino questioned. The dog ninja sighed and caressed his belly softly before smiling.
"Don't follow me." Sasuke ordered as he jumped out an open window. Kiba rolled his eyes and took chase. Sasuke just couldn't leave like this. Who knew how it would affect Gaara. From what Naruto told him, Gaara wasn't too bad. Shino seconded the thought too!
"Why are you leaving? Is it because of the babies and Gaara?" Kiba shouted when he was only five feet behind Sasuke.
The Uchiha looked backwards, "Dammit Inuzuka! Yes!" These words made Kiba's face pale and his mouth drop open. He shook his head and growled, running a little faster. They were reaching the edge of the forest when Kiba decided to launch his body at Sasuke, causing them both to fall and the bundle to go flying out of his hand.
"No! Catch them!" Sasuke cried out, reaching for the bag. Kiba didn't think it over as he leaped off of the brunette's body and caught the bundle neatly in his grasp. He turned around to see Sasuke jump up and dash over to him, snatching the bag back and peering inside. Uchiha let out a sigh of relief before fixing Inuzuka with a glare to rival all the Gods and Demons. Kiba didn't care for this glare for he knew that Sasuke was about to do the dumbest thing in the world.
"Is there a fucking reason as to you barbarically tackling me and nearly damaging something that could fix every pain Gaara is experiencing at this moment?" Sasuke snapped. Kiba opened his mouth to retort only for close it and open it once again. He was sure that he looked like a drowning fish.
"How… how is abandoning Gaara helping him?" Kiba finally growled as his mind came back to the right place. Sasuke rolled his eyes and slung the bag over his shoulder carefully and securely. Then he proceeded to tell Kiba that there was a village not too far away called 'Nine Lives'.
Kiba frowned, he had heard of that Village when he was a kid. It was a weak village with a population of hundred all in one clan. They were attacked and destroyed nearly into extinction. Only reason Kiba knew of them was because their clan didn't really like them—natural instincts between cats and dogs.
"What do dead fur balls have to do with this?" the brunette asked. Sasuke exhaled loudly and shook his head.
"Listen, you dumb mutt. I have twenty four hours to run to a village that's two days away and have a population of about ten. They have a jutsu… technique that raises the dead… while giving the body a soul," Sasuke stated impatiently before running again. Kiba growled and ran after him. He knew what Sasuke was talking about and he knew that it was a horrible thing to even consider doing.
"You can't do that! You don't know what they will want in return!"
"It could be anything from my servitude until the day I die or me dancing a jig."
"What if they want you to breed with them? Or your soul? Gaara will go crazy knowing that you either died or sold your body and soul!"
This was enough for Sasuke to stop running and look at him oddly. His eyes looked dangerous and crazy as he glanced at the pack on his back and Kiba. Finally he smiled slightly.
"This is the one thing I can do to right everything. I can give him something that he yearned for and lost. If it goes right, he will have our children."
Kiba quoted word for word of what Sasuke had said to him. The other pregnant women looked at him, leaning forward. They were captured by the tale and wanted to know the rest. Kiba stared at them, sipping on his juice.
"Well?" Geena pressed.
"Well what?" Kiba asked. He was extremely confused as to why the females were staring at him with such huge eyes and opened mouths. Sakura's eye twitched as the three females demanded the rest of the story.
"Oh! Sasuke knocked me out and I… think he went to the Village of Nine Lives…" Kiba stated, his brown eyes straying to the twins that had yet to say anything. 'Well, at least he succeeded half way. Now only thing that needs to happen is closing the contract and I'm sure that they will be… normal… maybe?' Inuzuka thought, running what he knew of the life giving jutsu.
"So… those… kids right there… are my dead niece and nephew?" Geena asked slowly.
"Hai," the pregnant man nodded sharply and then explained what he was thinking before being rudely interrupted.
"What would be the final thing to close the contract?" Ino questioned, giving the children a slow look. Their eyes remained fixed on their new friends though they never unlinked hands. Kiba shrugged his shoulders and explained that it could be anything from having them touched the other parent to someone with blue hair dying.
"It could be them not leaving contact with each other or Sasuke for more than thirty minutes. Anything really," Kiba shrugged. The others nodded and continued to ponder and eat/drink while worrying over their loved ones.
**Back to Sasuke and the Gang**
The ninjas stopped short when they saw a mask-less and standing Tobi. Not five feet away from him was an emotionless looking Naruto. The boy had a demon tag on his left shoulder and his eyes were bright red and slit sharply. Naruto's whiskers were dark and jagged and orange chakra tails sprouted from his butt. His teeth were sharp and poking from his bottom lip as he stared at them with dazed eyes.
"Well, looks like you made it," Tobi whispered with his Sharingan swirling madly. Sasuke activated his own bloodline and glared at his distant cousin. He looked around and spotted the bloody and very unconscious Hyuuga girl on the ground. But he didn't see his beloved. His stomach suddenly felt heavy as he thought of the possibility that Madara (Tobi) had killed his redhead.
"Where is Gaara?" Sasuke hissed. Tobi's mouth stretched in an unnatural and thoroughly insane grin as he stepped to the side, revealing a very much alive and changed Gaara. The violet marks looked as graceful and frightening as the last time. His demon, glazed eyes stared at all of them without actually seeing them. His spiky tail twitched behind him and his pointed brown ears were pressed down on his forehead.
The ninjas had a vague feeling that they should be scared… very… very scared.
Shit, I forgot about Chouji and them... oh well. Their battle will be coming in next chapter or maybe I will go with the original plan (which involves a lot of killing).
Anyway, the reason why this took so long is because I've been playing video games. Yes, video games. It's been years since I've played a good, mindless game so for theses weeks I was playing God of War 3 and The Darkness.
Arashi: she's been playing them non-stop… it is rather annoying.
They are fucking awesome! I don't own either the games or the show Naruto. Mindless fighting and mindless shooting, the best! Though I'm stuck on this part in both games so I decided to work on fanfictions and stuff!
Kisho: so we are back up plans!
… Yes? (runs) Review!