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Two days after seeing Sasuke talk to the white haired Sound boy, Sakura and the Akatsuki boys were called to Pins and Needles on Saturday by Konan.
Konan had made the call, but Pein had given the orders. They were to arrive as soon as all of them were up and dressed, no acceptations.
Sakura was glad that Konan was finally up and about and back to gang business. The blue haired woman had finally healed from her broken ribs, stab wounds, and other various injuries, and seemed to be doing much better.
But there was something changed in her eyes, as if she had stood on the very border of death, and had seen something that she shouldn't have.
"Pinky, can you hurry the fuck up already?"
Sakura tugged at her hair with hair gel covered fingers, and nudged the door open with her socked feet.
"Shut the hell up, Hidan, and don't get your panties in a knot!" She shouted back with vigor. "You know Hinata doesn't like it when we yell!"
"Then YOU stop fucking yelling!"
Sakura groaned and plunged her hands into the sink, washing the hair gel off her hands with the lavender scented hand soap her roommate had placed on the sink. Said roommate was on the balcony, painting her newest art project, and was spooked every time Hidan came to get her for Akatsuki stuff, mostly because Hidan liked to swear violently.
And also because Hidan's always trying to convert her. We need to talk to him about that. No one likes a bible thumper, not even a Jashin bible thumper.
"Agreed." Sakura muttered,rubbing her hands dry with a towel placed next to the sink. She wasted no time pulling on a pair of loose black cargo pants and a tight fitting black thermal printed with faded Akatsuki clouds before stomping into her room, only to find Hidan demolishing her supply of Sour Patch Kids, coating her bed in sugar in the process.
She chose to ignore him, and dug her boots out of her closet, sat down on the couch, and laced them up.
"I don't know why you fucking chicks always take so damn long." He grumbled, shoving a handful of sour candy into his mouth.
"So says the silver haired fuck who's in the bathroom for two hours every morning just to do his hair?"
Hidan scowled at her.
She snickered, tightened the laces of her boots, and dug around in her closet for her leather jacket, mace, and Medkit.
"Thanks but no thanks." She retorted, finding her jacket and shouldering it on while digging through piles of clothes to recover her other missing items. "I don't mix business with pleasure."
Hidan waggled his eyebrows at her, and somehow managed to slink up off of her now ruined comforter, and slide next to her, squeezing her thigh.
"Why the hell not?"
In one swift motion Sakura was on her feet and tossing Hidan off of her and Hinata's couch, sending him sprawling onto the carpeted floor.
He sputtered curses at her as she grabbed her bag and shoved her phone into her back pocket, tossing her wallet and some extra change into one of the side pockets of her little messenger bag just in case.
"I'll see you soon, Hina!" Sakura called to the balcony, toeing their door open with her boot so that she and Hidan could leave.
"O-Ok! Have fun, S-Sakura!"
Hinata's tentaive call fell on deaf ears as Hidan and Sakura tore down the hallway towards the elevator, racing to beat the other.
Hidan was falling behind her, and Sakura crowed victoriously as she reached the metal box first, and slapped her palm onto the down button. She did a little victory dance around the Jashin obsessed boy, swirling in circles as they waited for the elevator.
"You're almost as annoying as Tobi, you fucking know that?"
Sakura stuck her tongue out at Hidan, and skipped all the way to the parking lot where Itachi and the rest of the boys were waiting in their designated cars.
The passenger seat of Itachi's Audi was left for her and she slid in, let her bag thump on the floor board, and buckled herself in. Hidan stood at the window, flipping her off with both hands.
Kisame chuckled, and let down his window just a crack, so that his eyes showed.
"How much, baby?"
Hidan erupted into an explosion of expletives directed at Kisame's 'size' and sexuality, and Kisame and Sakura howled with laughter as Itachi revved the engine, and just barely tapped Hidan's leg with the bumper of the Audi when Hidan wouldn't move out of the way.
"Itachi, did I ever tell you exactly how much I love you?" Kisame warbled, scooting forward from the back seat to place a hand on his best friend's shoulder.
Itachi eased the Audi out of the gates, and drove smoothly and quickly down the road leading out of the Academy grounds, not even bothering to even glance in Kisame's direction.
"No, you have not."
Sakura and Kisame laughed louder, Sakura leaning her head on Itachi's shoulder as tears of mirth trickled down her cheeks.
It was then that the car echoed with a fierce, growling sound, as if a pissed off tiger had somehow hidden inside of the Audi's trunk.
Sakura jumped, and turned, searching the backseat with her eyes fearfully, trying to locate the rabid animal that had made the scary sound.
She only found Kisame, who rubbed his stomach apologetically.
"Sorry, I didn't have time for breakfast."
Sakura groaned, and rubbed her own stomach, realizing that she too was starving.
"Me too! Gah, I'm starving!"
Both the big blue boy and Sakura turned to stare at Itachi, who looked at the both of them with the help of the rearview mirror, eyes red and unblinking.
"I did not eat either."
Sakura and Kisame first pumped the air.
Kisame was so happy at the thought of food that he didn't even mind when Itachi had Sakura plug in her iPod and play some Pink Floyd, because when Itachi was hungry, they all ate.
And when we all eat, we're disinclined to murder Tobi.
Sakura could barely contain her glee as Itachi pulled up to the Carl's Jr. near the Academy, the one a few blocks away from the freeway that they took to get to Pins And Needles, and the three quickly exited the car, stomachs competing for the loudest growl.
Sakura threaded her arms through Kisame and Itachi's and the three almost glided into the busy restaurant becaue of Itachi's contagious elegance, and, because he pretty much took the lead and guided them into line.
A scene girl with her hair teased up like a rainbow-vomit mountain glared at Sakura, her eyes caked with sparkly makeup.
Sakura, with two incredibly hot guys on her arms only smiled, feeling really freaking superior. It was eight thirty in the morning and she was in line at Carl's Jr. with Itachi and Kisame on the way to Pins and Needles for the weekend, and there was absolutely nothing that could spoil her mood, especially not some bratty scene chick who was jealous of the smoking hot guys that Sakura had with her.
Kisame, noticing the exchange between Sakura and the girl, grinned, showing his overly sharp teeth.
Sakura glared at him.
"Don't even, Fish Boy."
He mocked sighed, and managed to look properly scolded.
"Only because you asked me so nicely, Pinky."
Sakura cocked her foot back, ready to relieved a wonderful kick to Kisame's shins, but was interrupted by Itachi, who cleared his throat.
It was then that Sakura noticed they were at the front of the line, and that it was time for them to order.
"Hi, welcome to Carl's Jr.!" Chirped the happy cashier girl, batting her eyes at Itachi. "What can I get for you guys today?"
Sakura already knew what she wanted, but she turned to Itachi, biting her lip.
"Is it ok if I get something for Konan too?"
Itachi smiled at her, that just slight quirk of his lips that one didn't see often, and nodded.
Sakura beamed at him, and nudged for him to order first.
"I will have a Sourdough Breakfast Sandwich meal with black coffee." He said to the cashier girl, looking to Sakura.
"I want the Steak and Egg Burrito meal with orange juice, and another one of those meals to go, please." Sakura said, remembering Konan's same love for the fabulous breakfast burrito that Sakura was craving.
Kisame grinned, almost gnashing his teeth at the thought of eating an unhealthy breakfast for once and gave the cashier his order.
"I want two Big Country Breakfast Burritos, an order of Hash Brown Nuggets, and two orders of French Toast Dips with coffee and a Monster."
Sakura rolled her eyes at Kisame's large and extravagant order, and stifled a giggle when the cashier looked at him with bugged out eyes, amazed.
Kisame flexed his enormous muscles, and continued to grin.
"I'm a growing boy." He said smugly, winking at Sakura. "And growing boys 'gotta eat."
Almost numbly, the cashier gave Itachi the total, and he paid it with his Gold Card.
The three of them squeezed into the restaurant's only open booth and Sakura watched as Kisame started to eat, almost raping his burritos while Itachi ate quickly but neatly, dabbing his mouth with a napkin. Hot sauce splattered everywhere with each bite of Kisame's burritos, and an old couple looked on in horror nearby as Kisame continued his feeding frenzy, slaughtering his dozen French Toast Sticks.
Kisame noticed the old people staring at him and grinned, showing sharp teeth stained red by salsa, and bits of burrito and french toast stuck in them.
The old lady fainted, and Sakura laughed, nearly choking on her Steak and Egg Burrito. She took a slug of her orange juice to clear her throat, and was almost done with her food by the time Itachi was finished, and Kisame was downing his monster, his orders of Hash Brown Nuggets and coffee already crammed down his throat and gone.
The three were in the car and pulling out of the parking lot when the ambulance arrived, and Sakura could barely contain her giggles, Konan's bag of food sitting snugly in her lap as she sat in her designated spot in the passenger's seat of Itachi's Audi, scrolling through her iPod.
"I hope that old lady's ok." She said, as she settled on one of her favorite Muse songs.
The opening acoustic guitar strumming of "Map Of Your Head" played softly in the background, and Sakura started to laugh again, recalling Kisame's feeding frenzy inside of the Carl's Jr.
We should have gotten that on camera. That would have gotten millions of YouTube views!
"She'll be fine, Sakura." Kisame said loftily, drinking the last of his Monster. "I have that effect on some people."
"I wish I had that power to make people faint on command!"
Itachi smiled, and turned as they coasted onto the freeway ramp, starting the drive to Pins And Needles.
"You do, Sakura."
She looked at him, puzzled.
"No I don't!"
Itachi and Kisame just chuckled, and they continued the drive to Pins and Needles, joking back and forth about Tobi and Hidan's antics, and about what kind of food they were going to stock the Hideout with this time.
It felt like seconds had passed by the time they arrive at the tattoo shop and Sakura bounced in her seat, excited to see everyone. It had been awhile since she had been in the shop, and she was anxious to see Konan and Dante.
Itachi was finally done parking and Sakura leaped out of the car with Konan's food and her own bag slung messily over her shoulder. Her boots crunched on the gravel of the parking lot as she raced across it, the morning sunlight making her eyes all squinty and wishing she'd worn something less warm. But all those things were forgotten as she pushed open the door to the shop, and went inside.
A loud, booming bark and the pounding of paws on tile made Sakura squeal in glee as her now almost fully grown Great Dane ran full tilt at her, long tongue spilling out of his mouth and tail wagging madly. Sakura barely managed to set her stuff down on the lounge table before Dante knocked her down, licking frantically at her face and pawing at her clothes.
"Ow! Down, boy! Down!" She laughed, as Dante greeted her, whining and panting. She grabbed hold of his collar and pulled him off of her so that she could kneel, and scratch his chest and behind his ears.
Dante obediently sat, still whining, and closed his eyes in bliss as Sakura scratched him in all his favorite placed.
"Look how big you've gotten!" She excalimed, standing up. Dante stood, only to almost dwarf Sakura's own height. Dante reached as tall as her hips now, standing on all four legs.
Sakura was amazed.
A dark, deep chuckle made her turn her head, and there was Pein, toweling his hands dry. Darren, a usual customer, admired his new sternum piercing, paid the Akatsuki Leader, and gave Dante a head scratch before leaving quietly.
"He almost gutted the mail man yesterday." The Akastuki Leader agreed.
Sakura blushed and dusted dog hair off of her clothes, and laughed.
"That sounds about right." She added, patting Dante on the head. "Where's Konan?"
The large, black Great Dane leaned against her, and Sakura had to catch her balance before she toppled over, pushed by his heavy weight.
"She's upstairs." Pein answered, moving to pluck at the Carl's Jr. bag near Sakura's messenger bag on the Lounge table. "Is this for me?"
Sakura shook her head.
"No, it's for Konan."
"So none for me?"
She shrugged, and crossed her arms.
"I didn't know what you wanted, let alone if you had breakfast yet. Konan's always up for a Steak and Egg Burrito."
"Did someone say Steak and Egg Burrito?"
Sakura embraced the only other female in Akatsuki warmly, despite the other girl's still damp hair.
Konan gently hugged her back, and Sakura stepped back to examine her.
Konan's flawless skin was free of bruises now, and she had a new silver stud below her lip, pale scar tissue beading below it, and under one eye, faint, but still there. She wore a faded blue shirt that was a shade paler than her hair printed with black Akatsuki clouds and a pair of loose black jeans with flats.
She was definitely not dressed for battle, and Sakura found herself relieved.
"I brought you breakfast!" Sakura said, reaching for the bag in Pein's hands. She plucked it easily away from him, and Pein sighed moodily.
Konan smiled at him.
"I'll share with you." She said, sitting on the couch he stood near and unpacking the food.
Sakura grabbed a bottle of water from the Lounge's glass drink display and plopped down on a couch across from them, cracking the cap open with her teeth.
"Fuck you, blondie! I found it under my seat!"
Dante charged the door as Hidan and Deidara came into the shop, jumping on the silver haired man to slobber all of his perfectly slicked back hair.
The Jashinist swore as he tried to push Dante away, but Dante wasn't giving up.
Dante's paws skidded as he scrambled over to Tobi, who held a bag of Milk bone treats with his arms held open for a hug. Dante leaped, landed perfectly on Tobi's chest, and proceeded to lick the annoying boy's face as he cried in joy.
"How many times do I have to tell him that Dante's name isn't Muffin?" Sakura complained, as Deidara sat next to her.
"You know Tobi, yeah. He's never going to stop calling him Muffin, yeah."
"When everyone is done getting mauled by the dog, we have business to discuss." Pein said seriously, although he hand a large bite of burrito in one hand, poised to stuff it into his open mouth.
Now released from his doggy torture, Hidan stood up, covered in dog slobber, and pointed accusingly at Konan, who was eating the burrito that Sakura had brought for her.
"Where the fuck is my burrito?" He fumed, reaching forward to swipe Konan's Hash Brown Nuggets.
Konan yanked them out of his reach, and smiled smugly.
"You don't get any." She answered, taking another bite of her giant burrito. "Sakura brought them for me."
Hidan glared at the pink haired girl.
Sakura stuck her tongue out at her.
After a while everyone settled down into the Lounge, and Zetsu came out of his Tattooing Station to join them but not before flipping the shop's sign from Open to Closed.
Everyone's eyes were on Pein, who sat with his hands laced together in his lap, silk button down shirt open to show an expanse of tattooed, muscled skin.
Sakura pushed her Inner's comments away, and tried to concentrate on something that wasn't Pein's delicious looking tattoos.
That is, until Pein opened his mouth, and the meeting began.