Mask Parade

(A oneshot for Dead2xdeidara23)

Chishio, infiltrate the Akatsuki Base by masquerading, for they're holding a Masquerade Ball.

She adjusted her mask, and checked her hair and dress, before walking out, hoping her dress fit in with whatever they were wearing, as she walked past the pulled back curtains.

Get as much information as you can-

She gasped lightly at how many people there were- more citizens than Akatsuki. They all stopped dancing and looked at her. "A New Guest has come! Partners, choose this one!"

And Good luck

All the Guys wore tuxedos with different colored bows, and the Girls wore ballroom gowns- just like the one that was supplied to her. They pairs went back to their positions, and someone tapped her on the shoulder, making her turn and face them. "May I have this dance, Miss?" They asked, bowing deeply.

"S-Sure." She said, and he offered his hand to her, and she accepted it.

"You must be new. The rules here are that we are not allowed to fully take off our masks until the stroke of Midnight, and tonight, everyone's names are mixed up. Would you desire a list of the female guests names to chose which one you will use tonight?"

"No thank you."

"Alright. You may call me 'K' tonight." He said, standing, sporting a full mask, and leading her to the dance floor. They had switched up their names?! How was she to get any information? She put her right hand on his shoulder, and he put his left hand on her waist, and they waltz as another song stared up, and everyone in the room did the same thing. From bird's eye view, they all looked as if they were moving in one, fluid motion. "How are you tonight?"

"I'm good. How are you, K?" She asked.

"I'm well. You look as if you have questions on your mind. Tonight is all about letting everything out and having fun, so, let's get them off your mind, shall we?" He suggested. What bullshit was this?

"Well- I'm not that good of a dancer." She admitted. She was here to get information, not dance the night away with this guy- even if he probably was devilishly handsome under that mask… He chuckled. Oh, did she like that laugh- NO! Stop it! This is a mission, not a hook up!

"Well, to tell you the truth- neither am I." He said. "I've never dance with a girl other than tonight- I didn't even know how to dance until last night- my friends taught me." He said. Could he be- one of the Akatsuki? Maybe- she could get information from him.

"So, are any other events planned for tonight?" She asked and he shrugged.

"I'm not informed of things much-" He told her, and the male from another dancing pair, danced close.

"K, we're having a Rose Maze for the ladies after the dance." the said, before dancing away as if nothing had happened

"Well- I guess we're having a Rose Maze." K said, and she couldn't help but laugh. "I adore your laugh, by the way." He commented, and she laughed again, smirking at him.

"I thought you weren't supposed to flirt with the guests." She told him and he shrugged, twirling her around, before twirling her back into is arms.

"Well- I wasn't against the rules, but if I could seduce someone here it would be you, Miss Mystery." He grinned, and she blushed. She shouldn't, but she couldn't help it! He was charming and, god-forbid, flirtatious. It was as if he has an idea of what he was doing, but wasn't really sure how to go about it. It was really cute to her. The dance ended, and K stepped back, bowing deeply to her, but this one liked her, and if she could work his strings, she could get the info she needed and finish the mission. She tried to call out to him, but the partners were switched up- she knew her partner right away- Itachi Uchiha. What 'my-name-is-T' bullshit was THIS?!

"No, no, EXCUSE ME." she said, holding up a finger to him, and, picking up the front of her skirt, ran after K- who ever he was- and left the Uchiha behind. She'd get nothing from him. She pulled him away from the girl he had moved to. "Look sweetie, see that hottie over there? Yeah, he's available. Go for it, I don't mind." she said, and the girl excitedly went over to Itachi, and he repeated his greeting, and Chishio stole another dance with K. "Hi there again."

"Possessive, aren't we?" He asked, but did not deny her another dance.

"Will you- be my partner for the next event?" she asked boldly, and he shrugged.

"I'm not sure. How long are you willing to wait for my audience?" He asked her, and her answer slipped out of her mouth smoothly and from the heart.

"Until the final stroke of Midnight." She said, blushing when she asked herself what she had just said. He laughed.

"After that, will you run back into your pumpkin carriage so you can make it home before your step-mother and evil step-sisters, Cinderella?" He asked and she laughed. "Alright, I'll partner up with you." She smirked, and they began dancing once more. The more they danced, the less she really cared about the mission, and a slow dance song came up and the distance between their bodies closed, as they gently swayed from side to side, leisurely, his arms criss-crossed over her waist, and her hands on top of his own, her back against his chest. Eventually the song stopped, "The Rose Maze Challenge will begin now! Scatter!"

Everyone ran for it and literally scattered. She was left alone and confused, Itachi approaching her. "Miss, the event of the night has started."

"…So what am I supposed to do?"

"Follow the map to the center of the maze and get a prize." Itachi groaned. "I don't like this either, Miss." He said, and she shook her head out of pity and walked off in the direction the rest of them had gone in. She found a fountain, and uncertain of what to do, sat on the edge of said fountain, putting her head in her hands, wondering what to do. She heard foot steps, and panting, and looked to her right, where K was standing, a hand on the wall made out of brush. The entire MAZE- was make out of well-groomed hedge and held wallflowers and guarantied promising results.

"I- said I'd meet you, didn't I?" He asked, and she stood up. "I don't know how to get to the center anymore."

"You knew in the first place?" she asked, and he looked down.

"Well, all the 'hosts' get a map with the correct course marked on our maps, but I wanted to see you so badly, that I just gave the girl the map and ran back here." He said honestly, and she blinked. "So- Will you go through this maze with me?" He asked, offering his hand to her again, and once more, she accepted it, and they ran through the Maze, the color of the flowers blurred to the both of them, before he pulled her into a dead end. She reached up for his mask pushing it up just past his lips, standing on her tip-toes to kiss him.

"Hey, what the fuck do you think you're doing, leaving that girl alone in the maze!?" Someone yelled at K, and they froze, K's back to the person. He waved him off and they gritted their teeth, "Bastard!" before leaving his and Chishio to their make-out session. They parted, and K pulled his mask back down.

"So, what did you really come here to learn?" He asked, and she blinked. He knew? "You obviously wouldn't come just for dancing." He said, and he was right.

"…A Shinobi never reveals their mission."

"Was it your mission to seduce me, because you accomplished that with flying colors." He said. "What do you want to know?" He repeated.

"I-I need a list of the Akatsuki's targets." She told him, and he nodded.

"Ok, but in exchange, you'll have to spend the night with me, ok?" He said and she gulped. The rule of going to any extent to finish her mission, drilled into her very being.

"Fine." She said, as the clock stroked Midnight, and as the bell tolled, he took off her mask and removed his own, as he sealed the deal with a hot and passionate kiss. They parted. "Can we share names now?"

"Yeah, un." He smiled, "I'm Deidara."

"Chishio."

"What a pretty name! It fits you." He said and she laughed.

"That's so cliché."

"Maybe but you laughed, un, yeah." He grinned, and she blushed faintly, before he picked her up, and kissed her again. "You're mine tonight, Chishio-Chan, yeah (un)."

~Next Day~

"Here Sensei, the information you wanted." Chishio said stoically, and the elder woman took if from her.

"When did you have the time to- Holy Shit, Chishio! This is amazing! it's a list of all their targets! How on earth did you get this?"

"I'm not obliged to say, Sensei." Chishio answered, feeling guilty for leaving so early, blushing. "Last Night was a good night-"

"What?"

"N-Nothing, Sensei!"

~Akatsuki Base~

"I can't believe this shit! Deidara's the only one who got laid!" Hidan snarled angrily and with jealousy.

"I had sex too…" Itachi murmured.

"No offense, Itachi-San, but you're blind, so it doesn't count." Tobi said, and Itachi went to go be emo in a corner. Deidara came out of his room, fully dressed. "Hey, look, Deidara-San!"

"Hey, Tobi, cover for me for a little while, ok?" Deidara said, and Tobi perked up, "Ok, Dei-San!" With that Deidara left, and they all wondered what happened- expect Itachi. He wondered what color hair the girl he slept with had (even thought she was still asleep in his room.)

~Konoha~

She was brushing her hair in front of her mirror, and while doing so, there was a tapping on her window, making her look to her right. "AH!" She yelled, a familiar blond there. She opened the window and he let himself in, "What are you doing here?" she asked, and he wrapped his arms around her waist.

"To see you, un. I love you, Yeah, un." He answered, and she blushed, as he kissed her passionately. "Let's just stay here today." He suggested, and she nodded, wrapping her arms around his neck and kissing him again.