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Surrounded by strange fumes, Sasuke stood tall and confident with strange marks tattooed over his skin and his sharingan activated.

"Sasuke-kun, you body." Sakura curiously asked. Hinata sensed something was wrong, the one standing in front of her wasn't the Sasuke she knew. Sasuke looked down at his powers resting in his arms and smirked.

"Don't worry, not only that I feel power overflowing from within me...I feel...great." He looked over at Hinata.

"He gave it to me. I finally understand it, I am an avenger." then over at Zaku.

"Even if I must eat the devil's fruit, I am on a path where I must gain power." Sasuke spoke in a deeper voice, the then looked over to the sound nins with only revenge in his eyes.

"now...it was your guys right?" he glared at them. Shikamaru quickly fled with Chouji and Ino escaped her hostage's body before she was in further danger. Sasuke was angry, the tattoos around his body floated around his skin, more chakra flowed from him, it was intense. Zaku was the first to break, he attacked Sasuke with explosive sound waves, everyone was sent flying back and braced for their lives. Zaku smirked with confidence that Sasuke and his team-mates had disintegrated.

"Blown who away?" Sasuke appeared behind him, with the unconscious Naruto, wounded Sakura and shocked Hinata by his side. With a simple movement, he wiped Zaku away like a fly. Sasuke made some simple hand signs, he spat fire balls towards Zaku; who doesn't seemed to feel too disturbed, tried to blow the flames away, only to be surprised by shurikens. As it shredded through this clothes and skin, Sasuke took this chance to sneak up behind him. Sasuke grabbed a hold of Zaku's arms backwards, he set Zaku on his knees in an uncomfortable position, then set his foot on his back. Everyone was shocked to the foreign Sasuke in front of them, Sakura and Ino begun to question themselves as well.

"Hehe, you're so proud of these two arms?" Sasuke gave him sinister laugh, he pulled Zaku's arm and pushed his back forward with his foot until a loud skin crawling snap was heard. Zaku was left disabled, the only member left standing was Dosu.

"S-Sasuke." Hinata coughed, she tried to reach out to him, but the hit she received from Zaku was quite a punch. Sasuke made his way slowing towards the frightened Dosu, Hinata coughed out more blood, but brushed off the pain from her stomach.

"S-Sasuke, Stop!" Hinata screamed at the top of her lungs, she finally got up from her feet and wanted to run towards her childhood friend, but it seemed Sakura beat her to it. Sakura embraced Sasuke from behind, tightened her grip and held him close to her.

"Sasuke, stop." Sakura mumbled to him. Sasuke stared back at the crying Sakura, who refused to let him go. Effectively, Sasuke's marks reduced, along with his strange chakra. Sakura caught him as he fell back, weak on his feet.

"You're strong, Sasuke-kun...we can't defeat you this time." Dosu drew out the earth scroll and placed it on the ground.

"Here's a gift to you, please let us leave." Dosu struggled to pick up the unconscious Zaku.

"This may seem convenient, but there is something we must find out now. I will promise you this, if there is another situation where we will meet in this exam, we will neither run nor hide." Dosu went over and picked up the wounded Kin as well, weakly dragged their body away. Sasuke would pursue them, but he was exhausted from the inconsistent chakra level.

"Wait!" Sakura spoke out first.

"Who is Orochimaru?! What did he do to Sasuke-kun?! Why to Sasuke-kun?!" Hinata, who had been by Naruto's side looked over at Sasuke.

Orochimaru? Hinata wondered

"I don't know, we merely ordered to kill Sasuke-kun." Dosu replied honestly before he left the scene.

Shikamaru and Chouji rushed to Naruto and Hinata, Sakura stayed by Sasuke's side.

"What happened to..." Sasuke's hands trembled. Hinata let out a sigh of relief, she was glad Sasuke's alright now. She hessitated to give Sasuke a hug, the whole rookie 9's around, she doesn't want to ruin Sasuke's reputation any further.

"S-Sas-" Hinata was interrupted.

"Gyaaaaa!" Naruto woke up I a scream, Chouji had hit him hard with a branch.

"Everyone hide! no, get down now! Where did that guy go?!" Naruto laid low on the ground, everyone else just looked at him speechless.

"What are you doing?" Kiba looked over at him with Shino standing silently next to him and Akamaru under his jacket.

"N-Naruto-kun, I'm glad you're alright." Hinata moved next to him.

"Oh, Hinata-chan! Why are you here?" Naruto was a little surprised to see her, but his immediately turned towards Sakura and Sasuke, Naruto quickly got to his feet, he left Hinata behind and ran towards them energetically.

"Sakura-chan, your hair!" Hinata forced a reluctant smile on her face when Naruto quickly changed his attention to his crush. Sakura started making up excuses about her short hair, she hoped Naruto wouldn't know about it.

"By the way, why are you guys here?" Naruto looked over at the other team.

"You're an idiot, you know that?" Kiba snickered followed buy Akamaru's mock bark.

"They came to save us." Sakura glanced over to Ino. Out of the blue, Tenten, Neji's team-mate came to collect Lee, she vulgarly shook Lee like a rag doll, which was effective.

"Nnn? Tenten, why are you here?" Lee woke up.

"we came to save you!" Tenten explained about the situation to her wounded team-mate. While the others were busy with their chatting and concerns for each other (Sakura taught Naruto a lesson about manners), Hinata didn't want to interrupt them, she quietly hid from the others to treat her wounds. Sasuke took this chance and made his way towards Hinata.

"Are you alright?" Hinata stayed on the ground, she was tired, and nodded back.

"I-I'm glad you're alright. S-Sakura-san did a g-good job looking after you." Hinata gripped held back her urge to hug him.

"Ya...I guess." Sasuke looked down at the the still trembling Hinata who was still shocked.

"Are you alright?" Sasuke reached out to her, but Hinata fidget when Sasuke almost touched her, she looked back at Sasuke with fear in her eyes.

"Are you...y-you're, S-Sasuke...right?" Hinata asked with uncertainty.

"What are you talking about?" Sasuke was confused, he crouched down to the same level at Hinata and stared right into her eyes, who stared back without blinking. Hinata broke down in tears, she pulled Sasuke to her without a word, just cried and never wanted to let him go. Sasuke didn't know what to do but to gently pat her head.

"What has gotten in to you?" Sasuke sighed as he continued to stroke her head. Hinata looked back up at him, just to make sure he was Sasuke again.

"Don't cry anymore, we're in the middle of an exam." Sasuke brushed her tears away.

"I'm so glad you're fine."Hinata buried her face in his shirt this time, Sasuke felt warm tickle in his body and smiled. They stayed like that for awhile until Kiba called out to them.

"We'll be heading off you, see you at the tower, if you guys survive that is." Kiba snickered and ran off with Akamaru.

"G-Good luck!" Hinata gave a polite bow before disappearing.

"I was forgotten again." Shino finally followed them. The rest of the team wondered if his random comment was necessary. The teams went back to their individual mission.


I'm getting cheesierand very corney aren't I Orz

Thank you for reading! It took me the whole day to type it out! (I was distracted by kittens on animal planet...don't judge me!) I hope you enjoyed this chapter! I will try better next time to write a longer and better chapter :D