Don't worry, I hate myself for doing this. I'm writing another story which will replace the one that I deleted just now because I like this character better… she can be really mean to people and it won't seem OC or anything… SMILES! Oh and I got Harry Potter Lego on the PS3 so I'm rocking life. LOL it took me and three other people three and a half hours to finish the first year. Scabbers the rat is basically useless and Hermione couldn't ride a broomstick if her life depended on it. This story's starting at the beginning of the Chunin Exams arc.
FIRST; A little Character info:
My name is Gin. It means silvery. The people of my village named me that because of my silver hair, which is actually snow white now. I wear it in a high ponytail and it still brushes my ankles. I'm a little taller than Naruto, and I never knew my parents. The villagers said that I never had any, and I just popped up one day out of nowhere. My eyes are amber and my skin's pretty pale. Zabuza and Haku picked me up when I was six because of my kekkei genkai, diamond release, and since I don't have a last name Zabuza, for the sake of convenience, allowed me to use his. When Team 7 took Zabuza and Haku down, they took me with them the Leaf village. I wear a short snake-skin patterned vest over a white short sleeved top, long black trousers and regular ninja sandals. My protective headband is around my waist.
Ahh… yeah, I'm gonna start the story now, so… :D
Whatever I think needs to be in bold.
I sat on a fence and glared at the ground. It's so dry here, there's almost no rain or mist or… anything water based at all! Except trees… This is what hell is like, isn't it? I thought despairingly. Truly the universe hates me. Then, wrenching me from my sulking, Naruto and some little brat came round the corner being chased by Sakura (I'd bet any money that someone bad-mouthed Sasuke…). The little kid ran head first into a tall boy clothed in black wearing kabuki paint and a strangely shaped bandaged thing on his back. Standing slightly behind him was a girl with a purple dress and blonde hair that was pulled back into four neat pigtails. They had the symbol for the Hidden Sand Village on their headbands. And that place is on a whole other level than hell. Neither of the pair looked very impressed.
"Do you need somethin'?" the boy with the kabuki paint asked. He grabbed the boy up by his collar. Personally, I thought he was being too easy on the kid. Me doing that to Zabuza Sensei would have resulted in me face-planting the dirt 20 meters away.
"Konohamaru!" Naruto called in concern. Wow, no-one's noticed me yet? Either I'm better than I thought, or they're imbeciles.
"So, does this hurt punk?" The kabuki paint boy asked as he tightened his grip. Konohamaru squeaked in discomfort.
"Put him down, Kankuro, or you know you'll pay for it later," the blonde girl warned. She was looking around as though looking for an enemy. I should be concerned about that.
"Hey, I'm sorry, the whole thing was my fault," Sakura said, trying to weasel out of the situation.
"You better take your hands off him right now!" Naruto yelled threateningly. Kankuro smirked.
"We got a few minutes before he gets here, lets mess with these punks, huh?" he said. Konohamaru continued to squeak.
"Let go of me, you jerk!" he said while kicking Kankuro weakly in the stomach.
"You're feisty, but not for long," the hooded boy said, almost in a sing-song type way. Naruto growled angrily and clenched his fists.
"Put him down!" He demanded, running in fight mode towards Kankuro. Kankuro finally opened his eyes fully, and his fingers twitched a little, but not out of irritation. Naruto's eyes widened and he fell backwards. "What the- What was that!"
"You're a leaf genin too? Looks like your village is full of wimps!" Kankuro antagonized. Konohamaru's friends called his name. Konohamaru was lifted higher.
"Cut it out, it hurts!" he, well, I guess he almost begged. Naruto jumped up.
"That's it, drop him now or I take you apart, you got that, fool?" the blonde threatened. Sakura strangled him.
"You're the fool! Making threats isn't going to help, Naruto!" She told him. Kankuro smiled.
"You're annoying. All of you. I don't like runts or any other scrawny weaklings, so when a wimp like this starts shooting off his mouth, I just wanna break him in half," he said menacingly. I couldn't really help but agree… I'm a terrible person. The blonde girl shut her eyes and looked away.
"Uh, fine, I'm not involved in any of this okay," she said exasperatedly.
"First, I'll take care of this little squirt, then I'll waste the other one!" Kankuro said brightly. He pulled back his fist and was about to hit the brat he was holding when a rock flew out of nowhere and hit him in the arm, causing him to drop the kid. Blood flew and he clasped his injured limb with a gasp. I looked up and frowned. Sasuke sat in the tree across from me bouncing a pebble in his hand.
"You're a long way from home and you're way out of your league," he said bluntly. Sakura went into automatic fan-girl mode, the blond sand girl blushed a little and I nearly hurled. Konohamaru ran back to Naruto.
"Oh great another wimp to tick me off," Kankuro muttered and I smirked. Sasuke crushed the rock in his hand.
"Get lost," he ordered. At this point even Udon was fan-girling to some extent.
"How come you're not cool like that?" Konohamaru asked Naruto.
"Huh, what do you mean? I could have taken that guy out in two seconds flat," Naruto insisted.
"Hey punk, get down here. You're the kind of pesky little snot I hate the most, all attitude and nothing to back it up," Kankuro said, then he pulled the bandaged thing of his back and set it beside him.
"What? Are you gonna use the Crow, for this?" the blonde girl asked, obviously surprised.
"Kankuro, back off," a cold voice said. I nearly gave myself whiplash looking up to see who it was. A boy about my age with crimson red hair and the kanji for love tattooed on his forehead was upside down on the other side of the tree. He had a huge gourd on his back and scary look about him. "You're an embarrassment to our village." Everyone, including myself, was shocked.
"Uh, hey Gaara," Kankuro said uneasily.
"Have you forgotten the reason we came all the way here?" Gaara asked as though talking to a child.
"I know, I- I mean they challenged us, they started the whole thing, really, see, here's what happened-"
"Shut up; Or I'll kill you."
"Uh, right, I was totally out of line, I'm sorry, Gaara, I was totally out of line," Kankuro apologized. Gaara turned to Sasuke.
"I'm sorry, for any trouble he caused," he said. Gaara turned into sand and re-appeared on the ground. "Let's go, we didn't come here to play games," he said to his team-mates.
"A-alright, sure, I get it," Kankuro said. Sakura stepped forward not a moment later, no doubt attempting to play hero.
"Hold on; Hey!" she called. The retreating sand team stopped and the blonde girl said 'what'.
"I can tell from your headband, that you come from the Village Hidden in the Sand. Of course the Land of Fire and the Land of Wind are allies, but no shinobi can enter another's village without permission, so state your purpose and it better be good," the pinkette said triumphantly. The sand ninja turned around.
"Really, have you guys been living under a rock or what? You don't know what's going on, do you. We have permission. Of course, you're correct, we are Hidden Sand genin, our home is the Land of the Wind. And we're here for the Chunin Exams, get the picture?" the blonde girl said.
"The Chunin Exams, what's that?" Naruto asked, clueless. "Well I've never heard of any Chunin Exams, believe it." Believe it, hey? Good Lord that phrase makes me want to punch something.
"Naruto, every time you say 'believe it' a rabbit dies," I said shortly, making my presence known. And if I actually cared what they thought of me, I might have been a little hurt that they didn't notice me before.
"AAAGGHH! GIN! When did you get there?" Naruto yelled while flinching away from me. Apparently I still scare him. I glared at him.
"I've been here the whole time, you noob! Thousands of years of evolution and this is where you've arrived? Truly, I'm ashamed," I said indignantly.
"You've been there the whole time and you didn't help us?" the fox-like child asked angrily. I didn't bother to answer him, and the blonde sand nin started talking again.
"I believe it alright, that you're totally clueless," she said. Wow, we think the same! Just kidding.
"Hey boss, those are the exams every genin's got to take to become a full on Chunin," Konohamaru explained. Naruto became irrationally excited by this.
"Oh, well why didn't you so? I am so there!" he exclaimed. The sand team turned to leave, but Sasuke jumped from the tree and stopped them.
"Hey, you, identify yourself!" he ordered. The blonde sand girl turned around and blushed a little.
"You mean me?" she asked happily.
"No, him, the guy with the gourd on his back," Sasuke said. Burn.
"My name is Gaara of the Desert. I'm curious about you too, who are you?" Gaara said, turning around to face the Uchiha.
"I am Sasuke Uchiha," he said with a smirk.
"Hi there! I bet you're dying to know my name, right?" Naruto said excitedly.
"I couldn't care less," was Gaara's flat reply.
"Haven't you heard, Naruto? Our Sasuke's the best thing since toilet paper," I quipped, snickering. Before I knew it a kunai was flying at my face. I barely had time to harden my skin before it hit me in the eye. It bounded off harmlessly but I still didn't like it.
"Sasuke, you noob! You can't just throw kunai at people like that!" I yelled angrily.
"Shut up, Gin," Sasuke said bluntly. He didn't throw anything else at me, which was alright.
"and who are you?" Gaara asked. I couldn't tell if he was genuinely curious or if he was just asking… for fun or whatever. (A/N: I just got a box of Pocky and they were all melted together. It was super crap.) I answered anyway.
"My name's Gin Momochi, thank you for asking," I said. The sand genin turned and left, leaving only team 7, the kids and me. I left before anyone could say anything. I found a small bridge and sat on the hand railings overlooking the water below. I wasn't glaring at anything anymore. I held my hand over the water and a small diamond dripped from one of my fingertips, making a splash and a ripple in the water. I stared idly at the pattern on the water, wondering how so small a thing could, in the end, make such a large ripple. I wondered if I was a splash or a ripple. Probably a ripple, and Haku would have been the splash. He affected Team 7, Zabuza Sensei and I after all, and the ways we lived (or died).
"Hello Gin," said a cheery voice behind me. I jumped a bit and looked behind me. I huffed and re-instated my unhappy expression.
"What do you want, Kakashi?," I asked the silver haired Jonin.
"Still holding that grudge?" he asked, still sounding irrationally happily.
"Still asking stupid questions?"
"So, the Chunin Exams are coming up and the Hokage was wondering if you'd like to participate in them!" Kakashi explained.
"I'm going to slaughter you if you don't stop sounding so happy," I threatened.
"I'm waiting," he said. I could practically see his grin through his mask.
"I can't, I don't have a team and no one wants me anyway," I snapped.
"I'll take that as a yes. See you, Gin," the jonin said with a grin. I turned my hand into a diamond spike and lunged at him, but he vanished in a puff of smoke. I cursed under my breath as my hand returned to normal. I wondered what would happen if I were to pitch myself off the bridge, but refrained from doing so. What's the point. I don't have a village, or a team, or a sensei, or family, or… or friends… I don't have anything.
"I'll bother with that later," I told myself. I needed to improve my taijutsu, and the only one who could teach my anything beyond what I already knew was Might Guy. So I set off to find him.
-YYY- fast forward.
"Please, Guy Sensei! I need someone to teach me more taijutsu and you're the most accomplished taijutsu master in all the Hidden Leaf Village!" I said.
"I'm sorry, Gin, but I have my own team to worry about. With the exams coming up I need to train with them as much as I can. Besides, my eternal rival, Kakashi, told me that you're already accomplished in taijutsu. He even went so far as to say that you possessed 'the ultimate form of taijutsu'." Guy Sensei said. "There's nothing I can do for you."
I glared at him. I got angrier by the second and it showed on my face. I knew what he was doing.
"That's a lie! I can see right through you! You're just like the rest of them! All you know is all you see! You think I'm some kind of monster because I trained with 'The Demon of the Hidden Mist'! You judge me before you even get to know me! Everyone here does it but no-one has the courage to admit it! You just pretend to be nice but it doesn't take a genius to see through that pitiful façade! I don't know what you're trying to accomplish with it but I hate you for it!" I yelled. I span immediately on my heels and ran away with tears streaming down my face, solidifying into tiny diamonds in mid-air. I was so angry at them! I can't recall ever being fuller of animosity and resentment than that moment. I didn't even know where I was going, I just ran as far away as I could. After that I just hugged my knees to my chest and cried. I didn't want everyone to hate me. I hadn't meant to be so different, but I was being despised for it anways. Even Naruto did it, and I had thought that if anybody understood, he would. But apparently Sa-ku-ra didn't like me either, so he wouldn't come near me to try and get on her good side. I heard a twig crack somewhere nearby, so I pulled my hair out of its ponytail and let it fall around me like a blanket, and it pooled on the ground like white water. It was childish but I didn't care.
"Gin?" a voice in front of me questioned in concern. It was Kakashi. My brow furrowed in anger. Who was he to come out here and see me like this? Who was he to sound so concerned?
"You really do hate us, don't you?" he asked sadly. I jerked my head away from his direction, but probably all he could see was a blanket of white randomly turning to the right.
"Is it because of Haku and Zabuza?"
I shook my head. From behind my hair I said, "You don't know what it's like."
"I said, you don't know what it's like! I don't have anything here, no matter how you look at it. I don't have anything anywhere. And I have a hope or a dream, you Leaf ninja snatch it away! I don't understand. Even as a kid I had something, even if it was just a homeless kid's dream of something better…"
I stiffened and peeked up through my hair in shock. Kakashi Hatake had just pulled me into a hug. My stubbornness didn't let me return the hug, but being as weak willed as I was I allowed myself to lean into it. I couldn't remember when I had last received a hug.
Yeah to this chapter might have seemed to 'rush' a little, but I like to move… QUICKLY! Tis' the way of the ninja. So er, this is like 9 pages long and I haven't got a freaking clue when I'm ever going to update again since I'm in senior school now and I'll doubtlessly have shitloads of homework before the month is out. ME HOPE YOU LIKE :D