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Joined 07-23-08, id: 1644328, Profile Updated: 06-28-10
Author has written 5 stories for Naruto.

The Obligatory News Update!

Monday, June 28th, 2010: I've noticed a slight uptick in traffic and quite a few messages from people pleading with me to update. I know it's been quite a while, but I have not abandoned the fandom. I am just VERY busy with life and all writing, fanfiction or not, has taken a back seat to my final year of my second degree, work, family, and such. I write when I can and when my muse cooperates. While the newest chapters of part three of the Shinri/Soutou series are written, I keep going back to change them as things in the manga change. I can be a slave to canon sometimes, and I don't want to completely fubar a character if I can help it. Your support is welcome, and I will be back someday, I just can't be sure exactly when.

Some Stuff I Think You Should Know

Emi here. Thanks for stopping by. I'm a longtime reader of Fanfiction, and often review, but find myself now yearning to join the ranks of the published. I have several ideas bouncing around in my loony head, so bare with me as they ooze out into digital medium. I'm currently a student, and working, but I hope to keep updating at least once a month. Though not a writer by trade or training, I fancy myself a decent storyteller if only because I spend too much time reading. I'm an artist by training, and hopefully soon by trade, as can be witnessed by my DeviantArt account.

My primary fandom, and the subject of my current story, is Naruto, though my tastes are broad and flexible. I tend to learn about good stories via word of mouth, and am willing to give any subject, pairing, crossover, crack fic a chance if well written. I am a bit of a stickler for canon, though I understand that if I want a story to follow the original exactly, I should go read the manga.

I fancy myself fairly proficient in Japanese, though my first language is English. Since most readers on this site are also English speakers, I promise I won't confound you with inappropriately scattered Japanese phrases. I will restrain myself, and maintain a level of Japanese language knowledge that the average or casual Anime fan will understand. No need to impress anyone, since it will more likely just make my stories less readable.

I enjoy music, reading, movies, and all of the other things a healthy and productive member of society is supposed to enjoy. Just don't tell anyone.

The Book Shelf

真理 Shinri - "Truth" Sakura's humdrum life as a Konoha medic-nin takes a turn for the worse, though admittedly less boring, thanks in part to a mysterious gift unintentionally left to her by an ancestor.

Fandom: Naruto

Genre: Action/Adventure/Drama

Rated: M for language and the last chapter

Timeline: Canon until two years into time skip.

Main Character: Sakura

Main Pairing: Ok, it's VERY one sided LeexSaku right now. This first part has no real pairing and no smex. Sorry. COME BACK LATER.

争闘 Soutou - "Struggle" Even with the companionship of her trusted canine, Sakura is finding the life of a missing-nin difficult and unforgiving, until a chance encounter with a feared enemy offers her the opportunity to discover help in the most unlikely of places.

Fandom: Naruto

Genre: Action/Adventure/Drama/Romance (Oh my!)

Rated: T, never got to the part I thought I would. Try part three.

Timeline: Continuation of Shinri, less than one year prior to Shippuuden. Maintains general timeline and spoilers up to current manga chapter (454).

Main Character: Sakura

Main Pairing: Itachi x Sakura

A Special Treat: It's Kattan! Awww!

Fan Arts!

Deidara

Itachi

Sakura and Kattan

The Cutting Room Floor

Hesitation – Itachi only needed the final order, and he and his ANBU team would carry out their final and most morbid of missions. But the Sandaime hesitated, and that one brief moment was all the Uchiha clan needed to make their move, throwing Konoha into an endless and bloody civil war.

Fandom: Naruto

Genre: Action/Romance

Rating: M

Main Character: Itachi and Sakura (shifting pov)

Main Pairing: Itachi x Sakura, duh.

Timeline: Begins with Itachi age 20, Sakura 15.

Update June 25th: Will be rewritten and chapter three will be posted soon, I promise!

Grey Brain Matter

Shinri will become at least a Trilogy. Possibly more if my muse monkey cooperates. Part Two is called 争闘 Soutou "Struggle". Part Three will be called... dunno yet. The last part will be called 希望 Kibou "Hope".

Candlelight - It was a status symbol for rich Shinobi clans to pay for their daughters to attend Kunoichi school and become the wives of powerful Shinobi. But Sakura didn’t care for finding a husband, or being obedient. Sakura wanted to become a Shinobi herself, a seemingly impossible task for any woman.

Fandom: Naruto

Genre: Drama/Action

Rating: M

AU: Narutoverse but the culture more closely resembles that of feudal Japan. More emphasis on nobility, money and tradition, no female Shinobi, etc.

Main character: Sakura

Timeline: Begins with Sakura age 8.

Porcelain - Konoha is safe and prospering, but at the cost of the lives of everyone Sakura had ever held dear. Broken and empty, Sakura wastes her days fantasizing about what she would have done differently, until Utatane Koharu, on her death bed, out of guilt gives Sakura the opportunity to do just that.

Fandom: Naruto

Genre: Drama/Action with a twist of romance

Rating: M

Main character: Sakura

Timeline: Begins with Sakura age 26, then back to the beginning of the series.

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真相 by sizuka chan reviews
They all chose to live in the realm of illusion, all because reality was too harsh, too painful, too true. They would rather wrap themselves with lies than dump truth over them. But that cannot continue, because reality always finds a way back. ItaSaku
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 49,319 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 7/29/2012 - Published: 9/23/2008 - Sakura H., Itachi U.
The Way of the Wind by just enough reviews
ANBU Captain Uchiha Itachi had things well planned out, until a medic-nin with ridiculous hair went and made herself interesting. Sakura insisted she was just doing her job, but Itachi didn't quite see it that way. Non-massacre. Sakura/Itachi.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 158,542 - Reviews: 3608 - Favs: 4,400 - Follows: 2,053 - Updated: 1/20/2011 - Published: 3/17/2008 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
Phoenix Down by XxRoadKillxX reviews
A summons went horribly, horribly wrong. But who cares? Now Harry Potter and Cloud Strife are on the same world. No matter what HArry does, trouble seems to always find him. YAOI WARNING. DISCONTINUED.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 17 - Words: 78,137 - Reviews: 273 - Favs: 375 - Follows: 534 - Updated: 6/17/2010 - Published: 6/10/2007 - Harry P., Cloud S.
Hunter by Zelha reviews
AltRe. Just when Sakura thought things couldn't get worse, she's forced to deal with a cool, infuriating Uchiha. Compelled by her skill and abrasive attitude, said Uchiha finds the medic... intriguing. Clearly, Fate was out of its bloody mind. ItaSaku.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 69,577 - Reviews: 705 - Favs: 935 - Follows: 564 - Updated: 5/30/2010 - Published: 3/10/2008 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
The Beginning Again by Insane Romantic reviews
Revenge escalates into something infinitely more dangerous—and Sakura is given the chance to travel back in time and somehow set everything right once again. BEING REWRITTEN--CHECK PROFILE.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 23,090 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 185 - Follows: 209 - Updated: 3/7/2010 - Published: 9/6/2008 - Sakura H., Sasuke U.
Shisui by Lady Hanaka reviews
Pein's plan is finally coming to fruition. Now Itachi and Sakura must come accept their future...and come to terms with their past. Sides will be chosen and loyalties tested. The only question is: who will win this deadly game? Sequel to Maelstrom. ON HIATUS
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 20 - Words: 112,442 - Reviews: 2034 - Favs: 923 - Follows: 938 - Updated: 1/14/2010 - Published: 2/15/2008 - Itachi U., Sakura H.
Collateral Nascence by fruttitutti reviews
With all her loved ones dead - and dying herself - Sakura desperately forms a contract with a ten-tailed Nekomata and is brought back six years into the past with a mission to save everyone from their imminent deaths. Action, jinchuuriki-Sakura, SasuSak
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 34,840 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 167 - Follows: 184 - Updated: 9/10/2009 - Published: 5/2/2009 - Sakura H., Sasuke U.
The Road To Recovery by Twigs-N-Leaves reviews
SasuSaku eventually - 12 Fail-safe ways to Forget about a Certain Stubborn, Black-Haired, Hormone-less Sharingan wielding Jerk And Get on With your Life because It Is Too Short To Spend All Your Precious Time Chasing After Sasuke Uchiha.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 90,458 - Reviews: 501 - Favs: 529 - Follows: 154 - Updated: 8/18/2009 - Published: 2/24/2009 - Sakura H., Sasuke U. - Complete
Our Artistic Ways by Zelha reviews
Our Artistic Ways is a oneshot collection that follows the same themes as Silver and Emerald Days and Crimson Genii. This time, Deidara and Sakura show us their life after Cynchick's Silver Lining. Various ratings, AU.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 25,660 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 7/17/2009 - Published: 8/18/2008 - Deidara, Sakura H. - Complete
Alone by Won Tawn reviews
When you think you've lost everything, can you ever be happy again? DeiSaku. Sequel to Accidental Love.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 41,129 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 7/11/2009 - Published: 7/27/2008 - Deidara, Sakura H. - Complete
Before The Dawn by Lady Silvamord reviews
Fifteen-year-old Sakura never expected to become a traitor to her village, but in a Konoha ruled by Danzou, she has no other choice. Finding her path entangling with the village's most infamous renegade, though, was another story entirely. ItaSaku AU.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 250,455 - Reviews: 1808 - Favs: 1,734 - Follows: 484 - Updated: 6/28/2009 - Published: 1/10/2009 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
Heart of an Artist, Hands of a Killer by Lady Hanaka reviews
They were both searching for the same Uchiha. Uchiha Sasuke. She wanted love, he wanted revenge. She found him drowning in a pool of his own blood. It was at that moment that she realized their paths were the same, even if their goals were not. DeiSaku ON HIATUS
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 68,943 - Reviews: 1062 - Favs: 689 - Follows: 690 - Updated: 3/13/2009 - Published: 8/5/2007 - Sakura H., Deidara
And the Circle Comes Round by JUCHKO reviews
Sakura returns, only to find that the old woman was telling the truth. Now she's been captured by the Akatsuki for reasons unknown. Her heart is torn between love, hate, and the mass confusion that comes of finding out things she never wanted to be true.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 60 - Words: 200,475 - Reviews: 2610 - Favs: 736 - Follows: 436 - Updated: 2/28/2009 - Published: 8/16/2007 - [Sakura H., Itachi U.] - Complete
Vertigo by Cynchick reviews
Sakura accepts the most critical and dangerous mission of her life, but the price of success may very well be her soul. When your entire world turns upside down, how do you keep from going under? DeiSaku.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 201,198 - Reviews: 1915 - Favs: 1,866 - Follows: 595 - Updated: 12/18/2008 - Published: 3/21/2008 - Deidara, Sakura H. - Complete
Somewhere I Have Never Travelled, Gladly Beyond by Wyntermute reviews
Naruto had been bragging all day that his new jutsu was his best yet. Sakura and her new situation beg to differ. Post timeskip. DeiSaku.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 82,879 - Reviews: 1328 - Favs: 1,659 - Follows: 636 - Updated: 12/11/2008 - Published: 12/9/2006 - Sakura H., Deidara - Complete
The Calling by stones reviews
It took her months to pick herself back up. It took him a single second to make her fall again. Itachi/Sakura
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 37,314 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 11/24/2008 - Published: 8/20/2008 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
To Hold This Burning Rose by Secret Sheik reviews
ItaSaku. Don't like? Don't read. Rated to be safe. Itachi and Sakura are forced to come to terms. A terrible sequence of events only fuels the fire.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,207 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 10/25/2008 - Published: 4/27/2008 - Sakura H., Itachi U. - Complete
The Awakening by stones reviews
It took her years to build those walls up. It took him a week to tear them down. Itachi/Sakura, Sasuke/Sakura.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 35,063 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 277 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 8/20/2008 - Published: 6/12/2008 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
Salvation by MitsukiShiroi reviews
[ItaSaku][Sequel to Evolution] Four years ago, she lost everything. Sakura has been roaming the world as a missing nin ever since. But a chance encounter made her realize that she can't keep on running forever.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 45,519 - Reviews: 1591 - Favs: 856 - Follows: 404 - Updated: 8/11/2008 - Published: 6/1/2006 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
Orange Soda by XxRoadKillxX reviews
Kakashi throws a party for his team. Anko shows up with alcohol. One should not perform jutsu under the influence: nothing good shall come of it. Sasuke learns this the hard way. What's up with Itachi? Itachi did WHAT to Sasuke? Can you say oh snap?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,471 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 7/25/2008 - Published: 9/29/2007 - Sasuke U.
Accidental Love by Won Tawn reviews
Deidara kidnaps Sakura as bait for Naruto. Will his captive become his affair? DeiSaku
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 22,432 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 177 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 7/14/2008 - Published: 3/5/2008 - Deidara, Sakura H. - Complete
Hanami by paws-bells reviews
ItaSaku She saved his life out of compassion, and he took advantage of her kind heart. Before she knew what was going on, he had bound her to him in a way she had never expected, and what scared her the most was that he was never going to let her go.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 44,962 - Reviews: 1127 - Favs: 1,240 - Follows: 1,262 - Updated: 4/26/2008 - Published: 3/1/2007 - Itachi U., Sakura H.
Maelstrom by Lady Hanaka reviews
Two years after Sakura 'died', the shinobi world is on the brink of war. New and old enemies will arise to destroy all that Sakura holds dear, and it will be up to her and the still hidden mysteries of her scroll to save the unknowing shinobi nations.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 162,333 - Reviews: 3463 - Favs: 1,409 - Follows: 570 - Updated: 2/4/2008 - Published: 6/12/2007 - Sakura H., Itachi U. - Complete
A Continuous Circle by JUCHKO reviews
Sakura accidentally stumbles upon the Akatsuki hideout and is forced to use a scroll that was for 'last resorts only'. The scroll takes her to the past, back before the massacre. Rated T just in case. ItachiXSakura Time travel. Sequel up: And the Circle Comes Round. Sister story to Kindred Spirits.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 106,089 - Reviews: 2305 - Favs: 1,073 - Follows: 337 - Updated: 8/15/2007 - Published: 6/28/2007 - [Sakura H., Itachi U.] - Complete
Crimson Reflections by Lady Hanaka reviews
The continuation of A Ripple in the Pond. Sakura Haruno is now a missingnin from Konoha, living with the Akatsuki. As she comes to terms with her new lifestyle, she must also come to terms with her new feelings for the Mangekyou wielding Uchiha.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 145,883 - Reviews: 2537 - Favs: 1,524 - Follows: 415 - Updated: 6/10/2007 - Published: 1/27/2007 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
Metamorphosis by MitsukiShiroi reviews
[ItaSaku] When Sakura embarks on a search for Sasuke, she is taken hostage by the Akatsuki. Now, she can't deny that the gravitation is pulling her, and the brother of the love of her life together.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 53,178 - Reviews: 851 - Favs: 1,032 - Follows: 291 - Updated: 6/5/2007 - Published: 10/25/2005 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
Evolution by MitsukiShiroi reviews
[ItaSaku][Sequel to Metamorphosis] Sakura has escaped towards Sound, towards her final goal Sasuke. Will she be stopped before she reaches him? Or will her feelings for Itachi bring her back to him?
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 49,953 - Reviews: 1108 - Favs: 748 - Follows: 243 - Updated: 6/5/2007 - Published: 1/16/2006 - Sakura H., Itachi U. - Complete
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The Missing Ribbon reviews
Shinri-verse' One-shot. Ino and Kakashi are having difficulty simply accepting Sakura's death, and as evidence mounts, Tsunade is forced to make a difficult decision. No pairing.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,435 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/25/2009 - Ino Y., Kakashi H. - Complete
Soutou reviews
Sequel to “Shinri” Even with the companionship of her trusted canine, Sakura is finding the life of a missing-nin unforgiving, until a chance encounter with a feared enemy offers her the opportunity to discover help in the most unlikely of places. ItaSaku
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 76,635 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 6/25/2009 - Published: 9/16/2008 - Sakura H., Itachi U. - Complete
The Flower Fades reviews
Shinri'-verse. Lee-centric. Just when Lee thought he was beginning to win the heart of his Beautiful Cherry Blossom, the unthinkable happens.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,944 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/26/2009 - Lee R., Sakura H. - Complete
Hesitation reviews
Itachi only needed the final order, and his ANBU team would carry out their final and most morbid of missions. But the Sandaime hesitated, and that one moment was all the Uchiha needed to make their move, throwing Konoha into an endless civil war. ItaSak
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,446 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 11/23/2008 - Published: 10/12/2008 - Itachi U., Sakura H.
Shinri reviews
Sakura's humdrum life as a Konoha medic-nin takes a turn for the worse, though admittedly less boring, thanks in part to a mysterious gift unintentionally left to her by an ancestor.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 42,022 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 9/16/2008 - Published: 7/25/2008 - Sakura H. - Complete
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