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In the middle of the night, a small boy was walking through the streets. His hair was a bloody red color and his eyes were a pupil less green. The boy was very pale for a person that lived in the desert and he carried a heavy looking gourd on his back. This boy was Gaara, host of the One Tailed Shukaku, the tailed beast that had attacked the Village Hidden in the Sand many times. Gaara was an insomniac due to being the host of Shukaku, for if he slept the demon would overtake him and destroy the village. Not like he really cared.
He had one purpose: to kill so that he may prove his existence. 'I live for one reason', he thought, 'to prove my existence. I love only myself. I will kill those who wrong me'. Little did he know that there were some muggers following him.
"Hey boss, that kid's gourd looks like it could be worth a lot of money," one whispered. The boss stared greedily at the gourd, fingers itching to get his hands on it. "There might be some gold in there too!"
The muggers dropped down and threw some shuriken at Gaara. Sand rose up from the gourd to protect Gaara as he turned to face the men.
"Hey brat," the boss said. "Why don't you hand over the gourd and all of your ye-" He cut himself off when he got a good look at the boy. 'Crap. Oh gods, not him, please don't let it be him. No. I don't want to die now.' he thought.
"Ha! Sand? You think you can defeat us with some measly sand? Kid, you don't stand a chance!" the other one snickered. The boss was looking franticly back and forth from his comrade to Gaara.
"H-hey, P-Pizar, leave the kid alone. Y-you know the saying, 'A-a monster- I mean jinchuur- sorry, an elite with a stone can beat a-'"
"'Novice with a shuriken'. Your existence is now over," Gaara finished calmly. He raised his hand and sand covered the men. With an emotionless voice, the small boy said "Sand Coffin." and closed his hand.
The sand crushed the muggers and blood squirted everywhere. Gaara simply brushed off a piece of liver that was on his shoulder. Nearby, his brother and sister, Kankuro and Temari, were watching the whole scene.
"Aww, man! Father's going to kill us if he sees this mess! Temari, your turn," Kankuro yawned. "There's no way that I'm cleaning that up."
Temari pinched him. "I've done it twice in a row. You do it." Kankuro yawned again and glanced at the Kazekage tower. "Urgh, fine. But that means you have to clean my pu-"
"Do it, or I'll make tell Gaara that you stole his teddy bear as a joke," Temari threatened, grabbing him by the collar. Kankuro gulped. "O-okay, okay... I'll do it."
Temari let go of his shirt and sat down. "Get up here when you're done," she ordered. Kankuro pouted like a little boy and said, "Yes, Little Miss Know-It-All," and muttered quietly under his breath, "Just because you're a bitch..."
Temari turned and glared daggers at her brother. Kankuro sweat-dropped. 'M-man, she's scary.' he thought. Kankuro then turned and ran towards the mess on the path.
"Now that the idiot is gone, I should probably catch up on my homework," Temari muttered as she watched her brother clean up Gaara's mess. She reached into her bag and pulled out a scroll. As soon as she opened it, a messenger ninja came behind her.
"Temari-sama! Lord Kazekage wishes to speak to you and your brothers!" the ninja shouted.
Temari frowned at this. "Why?" she asked.
"I don't know, he just said, 'bring me Temari, Gaara and Kankuro!'" The messenger yelled back.
Temari gritted her teeth. 'God, I've always hated this guy. He doesn't understand the words peace and quiet.' she thought as she glared at the loud ninja. She glanced down at Kankuro, who was picking up god-who-knows-what and then back to the messenger.
"Fine, let me go get Kankuro and Gaara," Temari sighed. The messenger saluted her and disappeared into the night.
Temari jumped up to tell her brother the message. Kankuro stuck his tongue out in disgust. He turned to Temari and asked, "Why is it always us that have to clean up after Gaara? Can't we jus-"
"Kankuro! Father wants to speak to us," Temari interrupted.
The puppeteer tilted his head. "Just the two of us?"
Temari shook her head. "Gaara, too. Do you know where he is?"
"I am right here," a cold voice replied. The two siblings turned around to see Gaara standing there with his arms crossed. "Let's go," he said, marching towards the Kazekage tower. Temari and Kankuro followed him, not daring to look at Gaara. They felt that if they did, then Gaara would kill them without a second thought.
It took only thirty seconds to reach the tower. The two ninjas guarding the gate pointed their spears at the siblings, but lowered them when they recognized Kankuro, Temari, and Gaara. They bowed down and said, "Gaara-sama, Temari-sama, Kankuro-sama, your father is waiting for you inside," one of them said. Gaara nodded at walked inside.
Inside, they were greeted by a Jonin called Baki, who led them up towards their father's room.
"Your father is inside," Baki said, bowing down like the guards outside. Gaara opened the door and marched in. Kankuro and Temari followed.
2 hours earlier...
Dumbledore checked his watch. It wasn't a normal watch, instead it of numbers around the face it had gold stars. "Eleven o'clock," he whispered. "Almost time."
Dumbledore paced around his office, stroking his long, white beard as he walked. All of the previous headmasters and headmistresses were snoozing in their portraits. One however, was wide awake. He had curly black hair that went down to his shoulders, and had a headband with a symbol on the top.
"Edward, are you sure about this?" Dumbledore asked the portrait. The portrait nodded his head. "Albus, the Village Hidden in the Sand is home to many ninja. Recent studies have shown that the chakra that flows in their veins is almost identical to the magic that flows in ours," Edward explained.
"Yes, but I am worried about the boy who holds a demon inside him. I have heard that he kills simply for the joy of it."
"First of all, he is called a jinchuuriki, and besides, I told you to hire that ninja from Konoha, Senjii," Edward replied. "He has the first Hokage's blood within him. As you know, the first Hokage is the only ninja to be able to control the tailed beasts, so therefore Senjii can suppress the Shukaku's chakra. Don't worry. As long as he is around the boy, there is nothing to worry about."
Dumbledore sat down on his chair and sighed. The usual twinkle in his eyes was gone. "You wish for me to hire a ninja to stalk this young boy?" he asked with a hint of anger in his voice.
"It's either that or letting him run free, with a high possibility that the demon could break free and destroy this entire castle and everyone inside. Your choice," Edward replied.
'I don't have a choice.' Dumbledore thought. "I will send a message to Konoha."
He wrote down a quick message and gave it to his phoenix, Fawkes. "Give this to the leader of their village," He told the phoenix, which blinked and erupted in flames, and then he was gone.
Dumbledore stared out of the window. "Please, reach them," Dumbledore whispered. He checked his watch again. "Edward, would you mind looking for Severus? I want him to mind my office. Tell him that the password is, 'Chocolate Frogs'. I am going to the Sand Village," Dumbledore asked. The previous head master nodded and rushed out of his portrait. Dumbledore sat up, grabbed three envelopes, and disappeared with a loud 'crack'.
Kankuro and Temari couldn't keep their eyes off of the man standing next to their father. He had a beard that was way too long, blue twinkling eyes, and grey robes. Kankuro tapped Temari in the shoulder. "Bet you ten bucks that that guy can't walk without tripping over his beard," He whispered quietly. Temari smirked. "I'll bet twenty that he can."
Gaara wasn't interested in the man, but the envelopes in the man's hand did catch his attention. He couldn't see them properly, but he had a feeling that they had something to do with him and his siblings.
The Kazekage coughed. "Ahem, this is Albus Dumbledore, and he is headmaster of the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. He would like to say a few words," he explained. "Albus?"
"Thank you, Lord Kazekage," the man now identified as Dumbledore said. He then spoke to the siblings directly. "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a school for young witches and wizards to learn and control their magical powers. It is like the ninja academy here. Recent studies have shown that ninjas are a lot like wizards and witches. Our school has decided to let three ninjas from the Village Hidden in the Sand to come to our school and learn about magic and our world. And the three ninja that were chosen are you." Dumbledore handed out the three envelopes. "This is all of the information you need. Inside you will find your booklist and the train ticket. If you would like to know where to get your books, there is another note inside. And your father has set up your own account in the wizard bank."
Gaara opened his letter. It read:
HOGWARTS SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY
Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore
(Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc, Chf. Warlock, Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. Of Wizards)
Dear Mr. Gaara,
We are pleased to inform you that you have a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment. Term begins on 1 September. We will await your owl by no later than 31 July.
HOGWARTS SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY
first year students will require:
1. Three sets of plain work robes (Black)
2. One plain pointed hat (Black) for day wear
3. One pair of protective gloves (Dragon hide or similar)
4. One winter cloak (Black, silver fastenings)
Please note that all pupils' clothes should carry name tags.
All students should have a copy of each of the following:
The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk
A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
A Beginners' Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble
1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
1 set glass or crystal phials
1 set brass scales
Students may also bring an owl OR a cat OR a toad.
PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICKS
Gaara narrowed his eye as he scanned through the letter. "You expect us to believe this?" he asked rudely, getting a stern look from the Kazekage in return.
"I didn't expect you to believe at first. This is probably something new to you," Dumbledore answered.
"We don't even have an owl," Temari said. "So even if this is true, then how will we contact them to say that we would like to go?"
"Wand... Broomstick... Cauldron... this just a pile of shit," Kankuro added.
"Miss Temari, I will inform the staff if you say yes. Mr. Kankuro, that kind of language is something that would land you in detention at our school. I understand if you don't believe me, or if you don't want to go," Dumbledore replied, smiling brightly.
"Father, do you want us to go?" Temari asked her father.
"I think that this would be good for you three and the village," The Kazekage told them.
"But what about the Academy? We haven't graduated yet," Kankuro piped up.
"Don't worry about that. Go, it will be a good experience."
Temari, Kankuro and Gaara looked at each other. "I will go," Gaara said coldly. "Me too." Kankuro and Temari said together.
Dumbledore smiled at the three of them. "Well, I will inform the staff, and I will see you three on the 1 September." He waved at the four of them, and with a loud CRACK he disappeared into thin air.
"You three are dismissed," the Kazekage said. The Sand Siblings left the room.
Chapter One, the Better version. Yep, it's better alright! Just ask Gaara!
Gaara: …Can I get my chocolate now?
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