My Full Story: A Kunoichi's Tale
Prologue: Lia, Four Years
Fire destroys, love repairs.
Sad stories can start anyway you like no matter how it's written, right? Because it'll still be sad either way you write it. The pain will still stay there no matter how much you try to tell yourself to let go and forget.
There are plenty of ways to heal, but truly, it'll stay there forever.
"Lia, it's time for bed."
"Awe, but mom!"
"No buts, young lady." My mother took my hand in hers and led me up the stairs. My father trailed behind us to my bedroom. He lifted me up in bed, and they tucked me in. I was four years old at the time.
"Now, get your beauty sleep. Tomorrow is a big day for you, okay?"
"That's a good girl," my father said. They both kissed my cheeks and left the room, turning off the light and shutting the door. I shut my eyes with a smile.
And I was all of a sudden awoken by a shriek. Startled, I sat up quickly as my mother slipped into my room, shutting the door and blocking it.
"Shhhh." She flashed to me, putting a hand over my mouth. "You have to be quiet, baby, okay?"
She shook, her eyes glowing a light shade of amethyst and she swooped me up into her arms, putting me on her hip and slipped out the window into the Hidden Leaf Forest, bordering our meadow and our home. My arms tightened around her neck. Nothing usually scared my mother.
"Daddy's...hurt baby. Shh..be quiet, okay?"
"Now you know better than to run away from me, Ayaka," a voice hissed among the trees. "Just gives me the girl and I'll let you go."
Mother set me down on the ground pushing me behind her. "And let you experiment on my baby? I think I'd rather die."
"Then I'll just kill you and take her anyway!"
"Run! Go get help! And don't you dare look back, you hear me?"
My lip quivered as my mother looked down at me, tears streaking down her face. She kissed the top of my head before pushing me away. I turned and ran as she demanded, but could not help and look back.
And saw my mother's throat slit before my very eyes. I let out a cry as I saw the blood and turned away and ran as fast as my feet could carry me.
But that wasn't good enough when a snake ensnared my ankle and knocked me to the ground. I clawed to get away but I couldn't.
"Resisting will do you no good, little girl."
I let out a sob. "Momma!"
"Momma's not coming back for you this time."
"Orochimaru!" The snake had let its grip go off of me and scrambled to stand up, not looking to see who was here and started running before I ran into someone. I let out a scream, thrashing to get free.
"Calm down, Lia! It's okay! I'm here to help you!" I stopped for a second and looked up at an ANBU mask. He removed it and I looked up at a white haired man with a mask covering his whole face except for one eye.
"Who- Who are you?"
"I'm...I'm Kakashi. I won't let anything else happen to you okay? I promise."
I sniffed, nodding, before he picked me up, and I wrapped my arms around his neck and sobbed. He couldn't help but squeeze me.
I woke up, still in Kakashi's arms, he rubbing my back. I looked around and noticed we were in the Hokage's office.
"She's the last of Hairuko. There is no one else with that eye power and I fear her life will be in danger forever now." It was the third. He spoke to Kakashi about myself and my family.
"She watched her mother die and I don't think she'll go back from this, Lord Hokage."
I don't expect her to. But I do have to find out where to have her placed-"
"I'd like to take full responsibility of her."
"What? Kakashi, you're an ANBU. You'll be too preoccupied to be watching over a child."
"Then appoint me back to jonin, sir. I want this responsibility. I want to take care of her."
"You do understand the task of taking care of a child."
"I do. And it's worth it for her. Besides...I felt an instant connection to her as soon as I picked her up. I don't want her to go anywhere else or I'd feel she was unsafe."
"...Very well, Kakashi. If this is something you really want to do then...I will appoint you back to your jonin status."
"When she is old enough, I do have a request."
"When she comes to her genin graduation, I want her on my squad."
"...Very well. She looks very tired, so I believe you should get her home. I will speak to her tomorrow. Dismissed."
"Thank you, sir." I closed my eyes as Kakashi turned around and left the room. I waited for a second until we were outside before I lifted my head up.
"Well, hi, sleepy head."
"Are...are they dead?"
"..." He let out a sigh and didn't respond, which of course, was answer enough, even for how old I was.
"Can...can I walk?"
"Sure." He set me down and I took his hand in mine. He looked down at me, a little surprised but he didn't protest; just squeezed my hand. I could tell they'd dealt with it all night because the sun was cracking amongst the sky. As we walked, up ahead of us coming our direction were two boys that looked alike. One was older and taller, obviously the bigger brother and the other looked my age. We started to pass them and for whatever reason, the little boy and myself couldn't look away from each other. So, I just smiled at him with a sad smile before we parted.
Lia, Seven Years
"Come on come on come ON, daddy!" I tugged on Kakashi's hand out of the house.
"Calm down, Lia," Kakashi said, amusement hinting at his voice as I dragged him along.
"It's my first day of school! I don't want to wait!"
Kakashi chuckled as I pulled him to the front of the academy. "Now what are you going to do today?"
"Knock 'em dead!"
"That's right! Who's going to be top of the class?"
"Who's going to be the best Kunoichi in the ninja world?"
"That's my girl." He knelt down and squeezed me as I tightened my grip around his neck. "No boys."
"Alright, alright, go. Iruka is waiting for you." I nodded and went into the school. Little did I know my dad had his eyes on a little raven haired boy watching me go inside.
From the point on that Kakashi took me in, he became my father. In the three years I'd been with him, he taught me so much and made me so happy. When the nightmares didn't stop coming he never left my side. He showed me love right when he told the Hokage he wanted full responsibility of me; even went down the map from ANBU to jonin just so he could take care of me. To this day, I don't think I could ever thank him enough or tell him I love him enough.
I'd sat down in the front of the classroom, because I was a child that liked to be where the action was; where I could pay better attention. And, of course, be the best of everyone else so that I could make my dad proud and make myself better.
The students were piling in after their parents dropped them off to class. Of course, I was too excited to care. Because of my horrific past and who my father was, all the ninja in the village knew who I was; always looking out for me. And of course, because I was special. Being the last of your clan does that. I was absolutely adored and I used that and knowing all the ninja to my advantage.
I heard a bag drop on the desk next to me and looked over as the raven haired boy sat down next to me. He looked like a person who was quiet and liked to mind to himself, however, his face was rosy red as he looked down for a minute as if he were contemplating the right words to say.
But of course, being who I was, made the first approach.
"Hi! I'm Lianane, but I prefer Lia! I'm not very fond of my full name!" I smiled up at him. He looked over at my in surprise and slowly sat down next to me.
"I'm, hum..." he cleared his throat. "I'm Sasuke Uchiha. Uhm...don't you have a last name?"
"I don't use it. Daddy tells me not to use it, but it's Hairuko."
"Oh, of the Hairuko clan? I thought that-" but he stopped for a second as Iruka slammed a book on the table, oh so conveniently.
"Little Lady Lia!" He said looking down at her.
"Your dad taking super care of you?"
"Mhm! He was ready for me to come to school but I think he secretly didn't want me to. What would daddy do without me?" I giggled.
"Ah, not much he could do without you, sweet girl!" He smiled down at me before he started calling the class to attention. Sasuke looked at me in surprise.
"You know the teacher already?"
"I know all the jonin and ANBU. My daddy was an ANBU before he stepped down to jonin."
"Why would he do that?"
I knit my eyebrows together. "For me, actually. To take care of me."
"So, where are your parents?"
"..." I looked forward, not showing any hints on my face. "I don't want to start out basic." I put my face in my hand. "I already know what we're learning for the next few weeks. I'm ready for some good taijutsu!"
He had a look of awe in his face, but he did close the subject about my parents quickly, which I'm sure he'd caught onto fairly quickly. "Have you started taijutsu already?"
"Yes! And ninjutsu!"
"N-Ninjutsu? How's that possible?"
"I've had a lot of practice."
I faced my attention to Iruka for the remainder of class, however Sasuke and myself kept looking at each other through the corners of our eyes. A small smirk formed on my lips.
Iruka dismissed the class and I stood up, throwing my bag over my shoulder as did Sasuke, and he followed me out of the classroom and through the hallway.
"So...can I see some of your ninjutsu?" he asked me.
"Sure you can." I smiled up at him.
"Do you want to go to the training field with me?"
"Oh, today? Hm..hold on a sec." I walked out the door and took his hand, dragging him along with me as the white haired jonin stood outside waiting for me.
"Well, look at you; already making friends as expected." He smiled through his mask.
"Can I go to the training field with Sasuke?"
"Hmm..well, you do know you're supposed to be with someone at all times."
"And I'd be happy to go along with them." Another raven haired man, who looked like Sasuke came up behind them.
"Hi, nii-san!" Sasuke said.
"Itachi," Kakashi greeted. "You'd be willing to go with them? I have a mission I need to attend to. I don't want to leave her alone anywhere aside from home."
"More than happy. I'm actually here to get Sasuke anyway. And I don't have any missions for ANBU today."
"Well, it's settled then. "Kakashi bent down to my level kissing my forehead. "You mind Itachi, okay?"
"Yes, daddy!" He stood up and nodded his head before he left.
"So, you're Sasuke's big brother?"
"Yeah, and he's in the ANBU black ops, too!" Sasuke reiterated.
"My daddy was, too."
"What element can you do, Lia?" Itachi asked me.
"I primarily am a wind user but I show signs for all elements; at least that's what Lord Hokage told me."
"So you're very special then, hm? And have you started using your eyes yet?"
"Her eyes?" Sasuke asked.
"Yes! I'm on the third eye dojo already!"
Sasuke let out a small gasp and Itachi showed no signs of surprise as if he already knew.
"How are you on the third eye dojo?" Sasuke asked. "I haven't even gotten my sharingan yet. What even is your Kekkei genkai?"
"It's called the Mairakugan. But daddy says NOT to share my eye secrets with anyone unless I REALLY trust them! No offense, Sasuke-Kun!" I kissed his cheek before I ran into the training fields ahead of them. I swear I heard Itachi chuckle as his brother's face turned pink.
The pace of the wind instantly changed as I moved around the grounds with it; something that they noticed.
"All right kiddo," Itachi said. "Show us what you got."
"You asked for it!"
Subconsciously, I held Sasuke and Itachi's hands. I guess, for me, it was a security thing as a kid. I always held Kakashi's hand; I just wondered when I'd think I was too old and let go.
I was very proud of myself at the training field and I believe I impressed Sasuke, which is secretly what I wanted to do in the first place.
I think it was clear I had a small little crush on him.
But Itachi and Sasuke insisted I come to the Uchiha compound with them for supper, so that's what I did and walked right in with them, taking my shoes off, getting ready to meet their parents.
"Hi boys! How was school, Sasuke?" His mother called from the kitchen.
"It was good, mom!" She walked out and looked down at me.
"Oh, who's your friend there, Sasuke?"
"I'm Lia, and it's really great to meet you, Mrs. Uchiha!" I bowed and smiled up at her.
She couldn't help but smile at me. "Oh my gosh, aren't you just something precious!"
"She's very special, mother," Itachi said. "We brought her for supper tonight."
"Well, there's plenty to go around. I have to cook only for boys everyday, so I make a lot. But now I have a little girl to keep me company!"
"I'd be happy to!" Mikoto couldn't help but notice that I had yet to let go of Sasuke's hand and I could practically feel her wanting to squeal as she looked at her son's pink face.
"Have a seat at the table! Food will be right out!"
Itachi and Sasuke walked me home that evening.
"Sasuke, why don't you walk Lia to the door?" Itachi insisted.
"Bye Itachi!" I hugged at his leg and he pat my head before I went put he stairs with Sasuke in tow to my door.
Kakashi was instantly there to greet me. "There you are, my little lady! Did you have a good time today?"
"Yes, and I ate dinner with the Uchihas daddy!"
"Did you?" He smiled under his mask. "Did you take care of my girl today, Sasuke?"
"Bye, Sasuke-Kun! I'll see you tomorrow!" I hugged his neck and kissed his cheek before I went inside with Kakashi not saying another word with a smile on my face.
Lia, Eight Years
I could never explain how much I loved Sasuke and Itachi; not even at my young age. I hardly ever left their sides; well, primarily Sasuke's. I didn't even know what a soulmate was at that age, but I sure learned it later on.
I couldn't express how much I adored Itachi; I didn't know what having an older sibling was like but he made it absolutely wonderful.
"Sasuke-kun!" I landed on his back as we made our way to school with Itachi.
"Lia..." He grunted, but I saw the smirk on his face as I giggled and he held me up.
"Are you going to train with us tonight, Niisan?" She asked him.
"I'm sorry, Lia, but I have a mission with ANBU today."
"Oh," they muttered in unison and the disappointment was clear in their voices. Itachi gave them a sad look.
"But tomorrow, I will spend the whole day with the two of you. Okay?"
"Ah! Okay!" Their faces lit up as they approached the school. She climbed off his back and they said their goodbyes to Itachi.
"Sasuke-Kun, we should go training after school together!"
"But Lia, niisan says we're not supposed to go alone."
"Nothing ever happens, Sasuke! Come on! It's just one time!"
"Well...okay! I wanted to work on the fireball Jutsu anyway!"
That was a terrible mistake.
I'd never ran so fast in my life before. And all I could do is scream. It was just like that fateful night four years prior; the hissing of snakes.
"Get back here you little brat! You're not getting away this time!"
The same man who killed my parents.
I was sobbing and my vision was completely blurred and I felt the snake ensnare my leg and I face planted into the ground. Just a few seconds later, I felt teeth sinking into my neck and then my neck burned with rage and the scream I let out could be heard for miles. Snakes released me all of a sudden.
"Lia!" I heard it from two different voices; my dad and Itachi, but I was already out before I could see their faces.
Sasuke, Eight Years
"Let me see her!"
"No, I need to know she's okay!" I pushed passed Kakashi into the hospital room and ran to her bedside. She was sweating and shivering and unconscious; and there was this mark on her neck. I took her hand and sat next to her, trembling.
"This is all my fault," I muttered.
"Sasuke, you couldn't have caused this," Kakashi said.
"But I could've stopped it. She wanted to go training without anyone and...and I just decided to go ahead and do it. I didn't think anything would happen to her."
"Sasuke.." He let out a sigh. I felt a hand go on my shoulder and I looked up into my older brother's eyes.
"This wasn't your fault, little brother. He was coming after her no matter what. And...you tried to protect her, didn't you?" He put his hand on his head where I'd been hit and knocked unconscious.
"I...I'll protect her no matter what! I don't care what it takes! I just..want her to wake up." I looked down at her; weak and fragile. That day, I felt like I'd let her down. I didn't really know it at the time but I loved her so much.
Lia, Eight Years
Ever since my incident, I hardly went anywhere without anyone; it began to become annoying. But I pushed it all down to make everyone else happy.
Today, though, I was being questioned for what happened, so I was with daddy in the hallway. He got distracted and I saw Itachi, so I naturally, got curious and decided to follow him. Kakashi didn't notice.
He walked deep down the stairs into the mansion which only peaked my curiosity. Only very important things were discussed down here. He walked into the meeting room and I stood behind the door, not visible.
"......This task will be very difficult, Itachi. Do you understand?"
"...I have one request if I am to do this."
"And what's that?"
"Leave Sasuke alive; let him grow in the village...if that is done, then I will annihilate the Uchiha clan tonight."
"Very well...and you must leave; join the Akatsuki and you will be known as a traitor to the village but gain intel."
"And...just make sure Lia and Sasuke...do not part...they need each other."
"Hmph. That little girl should just be put down if you ask me," Danzo said.
"You will not speak of her in such a manner." I'd never heard Itachi's voice so angry in my life.
"He's right. You will not," Hiruzin countered. "She is to be protected in all manners."
"You are dismissed, Itachi."
'.....!' I ran up the steps as I heard him exit. It's when I got to the top step to turn, I was intercepted. A hand went over my mouth and we were slipped into an opposite hallway. I wanted to scream but I couldn't; especially when I looked into sharingan eyes. He removed his hand from my mouth.
"Niisan...you're...you're going to..."
"Lia, you have to understand why I'm doing this...and why this is important that you promise me to never ever repeat this to anyone; especially Sasuke."
"But I don't want you to!" I clenched my fists. "I want you to stay here with us!"
"Lia...do you love Sasuke?"
"Yes! With all my heart!"
"Would you do anything to protect him?"
"Then you have to...you have to promise me that will protect this secret for me."
"Lia...I would never do anything to put Sasuke in danger, so please.."
"..." My head fell as I started sobbing and I cried in his shirt. "I don't want you to, niisan...."
"I know, baby girl...I know..."
Sasuke, Eight Years
"...suke-Kun!! Sasuke-kun!" I heard her calling for me, over and over. She sounded as if she were sobbing. I felt her hand in my hand; the only amount of comfort I felt in this world. I squeezed it and I heard her let out a gasp before I opened my eyes.
"Sasuke-kun!" She let out another heavy sob as her head fell on the bed in relief. "I was so worried about you! You wouldn't wake up!"
"Lia...I..." Then I thought back to previous nights events and tensed up. "My...parents...my clan..."
She lifted her head to look up at me, and the tears got worse and she shook her head. I felt my own tears start to fall from my eyes and I shook.
Lia, Eight Years
The silence from Sasuke was frightening. He was a quiet person but never like this. I sat by him on the docks and I just didn't know what to do. It's not like I could comfort him; I'd been in this situation once before and I didn't want people telling me it'd be alright, because in truth, it really wasn't.
What destroyed me even more was that I couldn't even tell him the truth. I knew why Itachi did what he did; to protect his village and his little brother. But I promised him I would never speak of this to Sasuke.
I stared down into the water wanting to pour my heart out to him, but I couldn't do it. I sniffed before I felt his hand grab mine and I looked up at him.
"What is it, Sasuke-Kun?"
"...Please don't ever leave me...don't leave my side."
"I would never, Sasuke!"
"...You're the only one...you're all that matters."
Lia, Ten Years
The last couple of years weren't the greatest; I couldn't lie about that. Sasuke and I went everywhere together, from school, to the training field, to eating, to the library, to walking me home everyday.
But it didn't dwindle our relationship; it only made it stronger because we had similar goals even though his was the one I didn't want to come true.
Sasuke and I were very popular, which was an annoyance to both of us, so naturally, we just ignored it.
Even so, though, there was just one person I couldn't ignore.
"I'm going to become Hokage one day and you're going to respect me! Believe it!" I was finished up for the day and Sasuke and I decided to part ways early and I was walking to my home; my real home. I'd moved back into my parents' house; of course Kakashi did as well. But on my path, I heard that voice.
"You're just an annoying loser!"
"You're going to regret that!" I stood behind a tree as I watched him struggle against his bullies and they knocked him down and laughed at his face.
"You're never going to become Hokage or even be a real ninja!"
"Is that right?" I stepped out and they turned around.
"Hi, Lia..." they stuttered rubbing the back of their heads and their faces flushed.
"Wanna hang out with us?"
"Sorry. I'm not interested in bullies. But if you want, you can run it by Sasuke. Or I could just take care of you right here."
"No! We'll go."
"And if I catch you bullying him again, I'll put you in the hospital." My eyes changed to a dark amethyst color and I watched them scramble to run away. I let out a sigh and shook my head before I walked up to him. He looked up at me confused and then I held out my hand to help him up. He hesitantly took it.
"You didn't have to do that! I-I had it handled you know!"
"If that's what you want to think," I said, shrugging my shoulders.
"You're...you're Sasuke's girlfriend, aren't you?" I flushed. Sasuke hadn't formally asked me to be yet. But I kept that to myself.
"I'm Naruto Uzumaki. And...thanks for all that.."
"Why are you being so nice to me?"
"....Because, Naruto, we're alike in certain ways. And I was always taught to be kind."
"Won't Sasuke be upset you're talking to me?"
"Just because I'm with him all the time does not mean he controls my life, my thoughts, my decisions. And that includes who I can talk to and be friends with."
"Only if you're interested." I shrugged again before turning around.
"Uhm...yeah! I mean...I don't have any friends..people always say-"
"Don't worry about what other people say..."I looked over my shoulder for a moment. "I believe in you, Naruto Uzumaki. Just remember that." I walked away from him and went home.
Lia, Twelve Years
"...You sure are quiet...something on your mind?"
"..." I smirked a little.
It was out of character for me to be so quiet and I didn't think Sasuke liked it too much.
"I'm just thrilled that we're finally genin."
"...Why'd you go this long through the academy?"
"Hm?" I looked up at him as he grabbed my arm to stop me in the middle of the street.
"You had and have the capability of already being a jonin."
"Kakashi pushed you early to go through the chunin exams so you could get ahead and become one. Don't sit there and tell me you didn't because of me."
I let out a sigh. "Sasuke-kun..."
"You did!" He let out an annoyed grunt. "Lia, why would you do that?!"
"Because..." I bit my tongue.
'Because I promised Itachi I'd never leave your side and...'
"Because I love you." I looked in his eyes. "I did it because I love you."
In the last few years, nothing ever got passed Sasuke. Every time my father brought up something about the exams, I changed the subject instantly; especially when he brought it up in front of Sasuke. However, I think this is one thing I've managed to slip by him for awhile. I mean before when we were kids, it was different then. But this was real.
So believe me, when the shock locked onto his face.
"And I also did it so I could stay with my fellow classmates." I turned away from him. "We have a long day ahead of us tomorrow. You should go home." I started to walk away from him.
Keep in mind we're in the middle of a crowd. Adults, Sasuke's and mine's creepy stalkers, the works.
I didn't know my dad was there either but I'd sure hear about it that evening.
Sasuke's arm went around my waist and he spun me around and kissed me right there in front of everyone. My arms went around his neck and it seemed to last for a lifetime before he pulled away from me.
"Do you know how long I've waited for you to say that?" He muttered to me, pressing his forehead against mine. My face was flushed. "I love you, too."
That's when he surprised me and I let out a small gasp and I teared up a bit.
"Let's go somewhere more private, shall we?" That's when I realized we were in a crowd before he swooped me up and we were already gone.
The first time that Sasuke Uchiha ever said he loved me was the day we became genin. It took almost five years for us to openly admit it to each other, but it was definitely worth it.
We were under the stars in the meadow taking a break knowing it was our last night ever for awhile for relaxation. My head lied on his chest, his arm around me.
Before of course, someone came and rudely interrupted us.
"Comfortable are we?" Kakashi said.
"Ugh! DAD!" We sat up quickly, rubbing our heads.
"Isn't it time for bed?"
"I'm not a kid anymore! Tomorrow, you can't make decisions for me anymore. Just but out of my life already!" I stood up and ran inside the house in frustration.
You have to remember I was in my preteen stage. I wasn't exactly thrilled at the time that my dad had a lot of restrictions on me considering I'd just become a genin. And I was in for an even ruder awakening the next day.
Generally, Sasuke and I were usually the first ones to school everyday, as was today. According to Iruka, we were splitting up into squads, but I hadn't told Sasuke that yet so this would be news to him. However, I didn't know anything beyond this information because I decided to allow that to be a surprise.
"Lia, hi!" That voice took me out of my trance as I looked up at him. I smiled down at him.
"I did it, Lia, I did it! I became a genin!"
"I knew you could do it. I told you I believed in you."
"Thanks, Lia! You're such a great friend..." He rubbed the back of his head. "And my only friend..." He hung his head low.
"Not for long, Naruto." I put a hand on his shoulder. He smiled up at me. I saw in the corner of my eye, Sasuke shaking his head with a smirk and I looked over at him.
"What about me?"
"You're such a kind soul."
"Is that a bad thing?"
"No...it's not." I felt his fingers interlock with mine under the table and I smiled as I rested my face in my hand, looking out the window with him.
Of course the disturbance at the door caught my attention as Ino and Sakura hit the door. I rolled my eyes, looking away.
'What's the big deal about him? Sasuke! Sasuke!'
Good god, I could hear Naruto and Sasuke's thoughts; it was absolutely ridiculous.
I heard Naruto get knocked out of the way, but I decided it best to just ignore this.
"Uhm, hi, Sasuke, " Sakura said. "May I sit by you?"
"Excuse me, I got here first, so I should sit by Sasuke!"
"Actually, I got here before both of you, so I should!"
These bitches. I let out an annoyed sigh before I heard something and looked up as Naruto crouched in front of Sasuke glaring at him on the desk.
'Oh god, this can't end well.'
"Hey, Naruto, stop glaring at Sasuke!" Sakura said. Naruto looked over at them in annoyance before glaring at back at Sasuke. I was about ready to just lose it before it got better.
"Oops, sorry!" The guy in front bumped Naruto and...his lips crashed into Sasuke.
The room just went dead silent for a moment...
Before I just lost it and I laughed so loud and so hard, I was crying and fell out of my chair. I climbed back up as they coughed in disgust away from each other. Sasuke elbowed me because I had yet to stop laughing.
"Naruto, you are so dead," I heard Sakura say and I ceased all laughing and was in front of him in a heartbeat.
"What was that Sakura?"
"This doesn't concern you," Ino said.
"Oh? Last I checked, Sasuke's not interested in you."
"What did you say?!"
My eyes turned amethyst. "Sit. The ********. Down."
They all shook for a moment before hurrying to sit somewhere and I went back to my place next to Sasuke.
"Thanks, Lia," Naruto said.
It died down as Iruka called our attention to the front.
"Alright class, you've all worked hard to get here! Now it's time for you to be assigned to your three man squads; in one case it'll be four."
'Three man squads? That'll only slow me down?' I heard Sasuke thinking about it and he got frustrated. I squeezed his hand and we both let out heavy sighs as he started to call outs.
"Squad seven; Naruto Uzumaki, Sakura Haruno!"
"NOOOOO!!!!" Sakura yelled.
'Now I'll NEVER be able to win Sasuke's heart!'
You're right b***h.
"Yeah!" Naruto's arm went around my shoulders. "We're on the same squad, Lia!"
I smiled at him.
"Alright, class. You're all dismissed and you'll be meeting your jonin in one hour!"
Everybody got up and ran out the door as quickly as possible. Sasuke and myself moved slowly out, taking our time.
"...I did." I smirked at him. He let out a sigh, shaking his head. "So who's our sensei?"
"That I actually don't know. I was saving that for a surprise."
The hour went by quickly and annoyingly with Sakura and Naruto's damn crap. But I got over it quickly as I sat in silence next to Sasuke.
"URGH! He's late!"
"Naruto, calm down," Sakura said.
"No! Everyone else has already met their senseis and left! This is humiliating!"
"Hm?" We looked up and he was putting an eraser on the door.
"That's not going to work. He's a jonin," Sasuke said.
"Yeah, Naruto you're so stupid!" Sakura said.
'Cha, I love stuff like this!' Man, little two facer.
The door started to open and the eraser fell. Onto a familiar white haired head.
"Ha! I got him!" Naruto said.
"My first impression is, you're idiots...except you of course." My dad looked over at me and Sakura and Naruto looked at me.
"Huh? You know him?" Sakura said.
"WHAT THE HELL IS THIS, DAD?"
"Don't you remember all those years ago? I requested you be on my squad."
"I'm going to kill you."
"YOUR DAD?!?!" Sakura and Naruto said in unison.
"Stop butting into my life!"
"I'm your squad leader now, Lia."
"You really are insistent on keeping an eye on her," Sasuke commented.
'No wonder we can't get any privacy.'
"Now let's going to the roof and introduce ourselves."
"I can't BELIEVE him!"
"It could be worse, Lia."
I let out a heavy sigh. "You're right. I should really chill out."
"You ready for the mission tomorrow? This survival test?"
"Oh, yes, Sasuke. I very much am."
"Do you know what it is?"
"Nope!" I pecked his cheek. "See you tomorrow! I love you!" I ran inside the house before he could say anything else.
"Finally saying the big L word, huh?" Kakashi said as she came inside.
"You shut up! I'm pissed at you!"
"Oh, cut it out, child."
"And I'm not a child anymore! I don't need you to take care of me!"
"Lia, please can you stop with your preteen tirade? If you're not a child anymore than prove me wrong and act like it, young lady."
I gave him an irritated look and looked away from a moment before letting out a sigh. "I'm sorry, dad. I'm just...tired of people watching over me. I can take care of myself now and it feels like no one will let me."
He put his hand on my shoulder and I looked up at his face as he smiled through his mask. "I promise to lay off a bit more. I'm sorry I've been so tight on you and I know you want to do things yourself from here on."
"It's okay, daddy." I wrapped my arms around his waist. "I love you anyway."
"I love you, too, kid."
"Please don't fail my squad. Except Sakura. Do whatever the ******** you want with her."
"Language, young lady. So, you're attached to the Naruto kid, too?"
"Give him a break...I believe in him, daddy."
"...Well if you do, then so do I."