... yeah ... new chapter ...woo hoo ... =_='

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It was early that Saturday that Shana returned to the owlry with yet another letter to that person. She had just reached the top of the stairs when she saw Harry standing there about to send off his snowy owl, Hedwig.

"You too?" she asked.

"Me too what?" he asked, a little confused.

"Are you also sending a letter you don't want anyone else to see?" his eyes widened a bit, showing that she had hit the mark. He stumbled over some 'umm...'s and 'well, you see...'s before Shana decided that he was annoying and that it was her responsibility, as the one who brought up the subject in the first place, to shut him up. "Who are you sending it to? I won't tell, 'cause if I do then you have every right to say who I'm sending mine to."

"Oh, umm, well," oh come on already! "Snuffles."


"I'm serious." wtf? Well, that meant it was her turn. She showed him the name on the envelope. "Who's that?" he asked.

"Just a friend back home," she replied nonchalantly.

"Then why can't anyone else know about it?" she thought for a bit, and chose her words carefully.

"This person isn't a member of Akatsuki..." (Fail. I'm sorry, but that is like epic fail. _)

"So?" (wooow, Harry. You're really a genius, huh?)

"It's kind of awkward."

"Why?" But, before she could answer the oh-so-complicated question, they heard the rest of the school heading towards breakfast.

"Right! I'd better get down before I miss the food. Again..." and with that, she hurried down the stairs, brushing past an Asian girl on the way down. Hurrying to the Great Hall, Shana was scolded for running by Filch, who also seemed to be heading up in that direction. Strange. Well, it seemed that the Gryffindors had Quidditch practice that day. Perfect! That meant that Deidara and Sasori could train with her. Upon arriving at the table, an owl immediately landed in front of her.

"Jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii..." she stared at it.

"What are you doing?" asked Neville, who was sitting across from her.

"This shouldn't be here," she said matter-of-factly.

"Why not?" said a voice in her ear. After jumping and emitting a very embarrassing 'kyaa', she turned around to face a smirking scorpion.

"Don't scare me for no reason, baka!" she said fiercely. He seemed to find this amusing.

"What does 'baka' mean?" asked Harry, who was finally back from the owlry.

"Idiot," Sasori replied. Harry mouthed 'oh' silently, while searching for Ron and Hermione. Meanwhile, Shana untied the letter from the bird's leg. It was addressed to Sasori, thus she handed it to him.

"What does it say?" she asked.

"It's from Pein-sama. We should find the blonde idiot and read this in private," he answered. She nodded. "Well, excuse us!" he said, pulling her away with him as they went to find Deidara. After much searching, the two seemed to be thoroughly exhausted and still lacking a blonde idiot. Well, not exactly... You see, another blonde idiot was trying to spy on them. Very unsuccessfully, might I add. Turning around, the two looked at the tree said suspicious figure was hiding behind with a deadpanned expression. The blonde figure sweat-dropped before yelling that he would tell on them to his daddy and running off indignantly. Brushing off the encounter, they continued with their search, which eventually led them to the Forbidden Forest. Shana sighed in exasperation before jumping out of her skin at a loud bang that was just heard.

"Well, guess our search is over...." she said shakily. He just nodded before entering the forest. Following closely behind Sasori, Shana observed the extreme lack of scariness of the forest. Why was it forbidden again? It just didn't make any sense to her.

"Oi, Deidei, whatcha' doing?" she asked.

"Practicing, hmm," he said, smiling. Shana let out a sigh of relief that he was back to normal. "So, what are you two doing here, hmm?"

"Pein-sama sent us a letter," responded Sasori.

"What about, hmm," asked Deidara. Sasori opened the letter and read it.

"When was the last time we sent Leader-sama a report?" asked Sasori.

"Well, I sent one about three weeks ago..... oh shit," answered Shana.

Another chapter done. Sorry it took so long, but i had a lot of projects to do.... T_T