I was in my red and white room, drawing a pretty flower. The crayon I was using was the color of mom's hair, a pretty bright tomato red. Out of the flower stretched a long green stem with leaves. For an eight year old, I think that I could color really well, at least that's what my mom and dad tell me.
As I tried to get the curve in the flower perfect, since it was for my mommy, my door was suddenly slammed open. Knowing who it was I sighed and pushed a single stray pink lock out of my face. Still coloring with my back facing the door I said in an irritated voice, "What do you want Naruto?"
I heard his footsteps bound towards me, singling that he was coming my way. I felt his breath run down my ear as he took in a deep breath and yelled at the top of his lungs, in my ear, "MOM WANTED ME TO TELL YOU THAT DINNER WAS READY!"
Slapping my small hands around my ears, I clutched my head from the noise my annoying older brother of nine's yelling. I swear he always had to yell in my ear every time mom or dad said they wanted us for something.
I then stood up fast and pulled up the sleeves of my long white shirt, giving Naruto a murderous look. Naruto, knowing that I was going to beat him to a bloody pulp, grinned sheepishly before he high tailed out of my room in a blur. Yelling out his name I ran after him.
As I ran down the hallway I had to constantly keep pulling up my floor length white shirt, and not seeing where I was going I bumped into something very hard. Before I fell strong arms wrapped around my small frame, and held me up. I looked up to see my dad smiling at me.
His messy blond hair, so much like Naruto's, was splayed out across his head, and his blue eyes shimmered as the light caught onto them. He was still smiling as he asked, "Is there any reason as to why you were running down the hallway so fast?"
I pouted and crossed my arms, my pink swishing around at the action, "Naruto yelled in my ear again…jerk."
My dad laughed and ruffled my hair saying, "Don't worry he won't do it again Sakura."
I smiled up at him and said, "Can we go and get dinner now."
He smiled and nodded reaching out a hand for me to grab. I happily grabbed his hand, his large one encircling my little one. We walked down the hallway together, both smiling at the smell of my mom's food.
As we entered the kitchen I saw Naruto was already sitting at the table, fork and knife in hand. He glanced my way when we entered and rubbed his head sheepishly with the hand that had a fork in it. I glared at him, and dad just shook his head at the two of us.
I took my seat across from Naruto and said, "You know you don't have to yell in my ear all the time Naruto-kun."
He laughed and said, "Sorry Sakura-chan, I'll try to be a better big brother next time."
I huffed, crossed my arms, turned my head to the right and said, "You better be or I'll have to make sure that mouth of yours is sewed up."
I glanced out of the corner of my eyes to see that a profound shiver just went down Naruto's spine. Ha, he deserved it.
My mom then came to the table, food in hand, with dad also behind her with a big thing of white rice. She smiled at me and said, "So much like your mother Sakura-chan."
I smiled and said, "Yup."
She then took her seat next to Naruto after she put down the beef and sushi. Dad then sat next to me.
Naruto was reaching forward, trying to get at the beef, but a quick hand from our mother stopped him. She then scolded him, "Don't even think about it young man. You have to give thanks before you dig your face into the food."
He took his hand back and slouched in his chair mumbling to himself. My mom shook her head at him, causing her floor length red hair to sway. She opened her mouth to give thanks, but a sudden sound stopped her.
There was a harsh knock on our door, and then there was the sound of the door smashing down to the ground. I screamed and clutched onto my dad, scared of the people who were breaking into our house. Naruto jumped out of his chair, with a determined look on his face, thinking that he could help fight off these people at only nine years old.
My dad narrowed his eyes and said, "Come on Naruto, Sakura you two follow your mother and I to the back of the house."
He picked me up swiftly seeing that I really didn't want to let go of him, Naruto just ran after our mother as she ran ahead of us. The sounds of loud footsteps were getting closer.
Mom then opened a door really fast, making sure not to make noise. She ushered Naruto, dad, and me in. Dad then put me down next to my brother who was shaking like me but not as much. We watched as our parents opened the side of a wall, to what looked like a larger hole in the wall.
"Naruto, Sakura get over here," Dad whispered quickly.
Naruto took hold of my hand and dragged me over to our mom and dad. My mom then said, "Sakura-chan, Naruto-kun the people that broke in are very bad people. Mommy and daddy will take care of them, we just need you two to get into the wall and stay quiet."
At this I whispered, "What's going on?"
My dad crouched down in front of us, looked at us and said, "Naruto protect your sister you got that?" Naruto nodded so dad continued, "Sakura be a strong big girl for dad okay," I nodded hesitantly, a small tear running down my face. He wiped it off my face, put a hand on my shoulder and another one on Naruto's, and said, "You two stay together no matter what happens alright."
Before we could answer the sound of banging against the door came. At this my dad quickly lifted Naruto into the wall first and then me, but before he shut the opening closed he took off a necklace around his neck. The necklace had a blue crystal and two silver balls on either side of it.
He gave the necklace to Naruto who quickly put it around his neck. Our mom then came forward and took off the same exact necklace from her neck, except the crystal was green. She handed it to me and said, "Put this on Sakura-chan."
I nodded shakily, getting scared of the people trying to knock down the door, the wood creaking at the force. Both our parents smiled at the two of us, then mom said, "Remember that we love you always."
Dad smiled saying, "Keep those necklaces on you at all times, we love you both, never lose each other…goodbye." His ending words were cut off by the intruders finally knocking down the door. At this our dad quickly slammed the opening to the wall closed. It was now pitch black.
I was shaking now inching closer to the back of the hallow wall. Naruto was in the very back, trying his best to be brave for me. Why was this happening? Why were people coming after us? It made no sense. Maybe they came for money, but we weren't really all that rich. Why were they here?
I started to cry from all the unanswered questions. I wiggled over to Naruto, who could hear the sound of me crying. At this he reached out for me in the darkness, and wrapped me in a protective hug, hiding my face in his chest.
The sounds outside of the wall were sounds of shouting and yelling, things being thrown, and people hitting the floor. It only sounded like five people were the ones fighting my parents.
I clutched tighter to Naruto as the sounds got louder. He in turn started to rub my back, but he was still shaking from fear of the unknown.
For what seemed like forever, the sounds finally stopped. At this Naruto tightened his hold around me, getting ready for anything. We were waiting for the sounds to completely disappear, but when it seemed like all was silent my dad shouted and there was the sound of a gunshot. My mother then shouted out a blood curling scream, surely someone heard it!
Naruto then shifted, putting himself in front of the opening and placing me behind him just in case. We waited for twenty minutes, just in case any bad men were lingering behind.
After the twenty minutes were up, Naruto inched forward and slowly swung open the hatch. He then shouted.
Hearing him shout I crawled to the front of the opening to scream. There in front of my brother and I was the bodies of our dead parents, both bleeding out. My dad lay over my mom, her red hair mixing with the blood around her. I put small hand up to my mouth as tears streamed down my face. Naruto had jumped from the hole to the floor, sitting and crying on his legs.
I didn't know what was happening or why, all I knew was that Naruto and I needed to leave and never come back to this place.
Sasuke pouted as once again his older brother Itachi poked at his forehead. His brother was giving him that smirk saying, "Foolish little brother."
Sasuke pouted even deeper and said, "Am not!"
Itachi then pushed his long black hair behind his ear, walking forward, away from Sasuke. Sasuke seeing this hurried ahead and said, "Let's go see if mom's done with dinner yet brother."
Itachi gave a grunt and walked down the hallway with his little brother. They walked pass the garden in peaceful silence. Sasuke was wondering when he would get to learn new things in martial arts by Itachi and his dad. He really wanted to be the best nine year old at fighting, it was a little dream of his.
They walked through the doorway to the kitchen, smelling the food that their mother was making for them. Sasuke smiled and sat in a chair at the table, his black locks shaking around him by the action. Itachi took a seat next to his little brother in one smooth motion, sitting down properly.
Their mother took notice of them and said, "Dinner is just about done, and I suspect that your father will be coming home from work in a couple minutes."
"What's for dinner mom?" Sasuke asked very hungry at the moment.
She smiled and said, "White rice, sushi, and miso soup."
Sasuke pouted and sank back into his chair mumbling about no tomatoes or something like that. Itachi smirked at his younger brother, but his face took a serious turn as the door behind them opened to reveal their father.
Their father sighed as he came in and sat down, looking very tired. He then greeted his sons by nodding, "Itachi, Sasuke." Itachi nodded back while Sasuke asked, "How was work father?"
Their dad sighed again and said, "Busy."
Their mother then came to the table saying, "My boys say such few words I wonder why?"
She then kissed the top of Fugaku's head. He smirked at this, while watching his wife sit down next to them. The four Uchiha's then gave thanks for their meal and started to eat, there was little conversation.
During the middle of dinner there was a sudden banging on the door behind Itachi and Sasuke.
Itachi, being the good kid he was, stood up to open the door, saving his parents the trouble. As he opened the door he looked to see his Uncle Madara, and Uncle Tobi (who was wearing his customary orange mask) and said, "Uncles how may I help you?"
Madara smirked and said, "Always the polite one Itachi."
Madara then walked through the doorway, Tobi following from behind, not saying anything. This struck Sasuke as odd sense Uncle Tobi always talked, to the point where Sasuke wanted to smack him upside the head.
Sasuke's father grunted saying, "Brother's what are you doing here?"
Madara chuckled saying, "What no 'hello how are you?' or 'how are you doing?' Such a rude younger brother, Fugaku."
Sasuke and Itachi's mom smiled and said, "Hello Tobi, Madara, what can we do for you?"
Madara then spoke in a cold tone, "How about you tell me where you hid the two Sources I need, brother."
Fugaku's eyes hardened as he said, "I have no idea what you're talking about."
Sensing the tense atmosphere, Sasuke got out of his seat and edged towards his brother who was leaning on the wall with narrowed eyes. Itachi took hold of Sasuke's hand and said, "If anything happens do as I say." Sasuke numbly nodded.
"You know exactly what I'm talking about Fugaku," Madara seethed, "Those two Sources are very important for the plan; in other words I need them," he then reached into his coat and pulled out a gun, pointing it at Mikoto. She gasped and asked, "Madara what are you doing?"
Tobi then pulled out a gun and said, "Tobi's sorry Mikoto, but Tobi and Madara need these two Sources. Tell Tobi where they are."
Sasuke was definitely scared now. Uncle Tobi's voice was deeper than before, and now both of his uncles had guns pointed at his parents. He was about to speak, but Itachi put a hand over his mouth stopping him.
"Tell me where they are right now, or we kill you both and find other means of getting the Sources."
At this Sasuke gasped, bringing attention to him and Itachi. Mikoto had a look of terror in her eyes as she looked at her sons. She then said, "What about our children, you can't leave them without parents."
Madara shrugged and said, "Sure I can; now the Sources you tell me where they are or I will shoot you both right now."
Fugaku crossed his arms and said, "Those Sources could mean the end of this world…I will not tell you where they are ever."
Madara smirked, "Wrong answer."
Then two gunshots sounded.
Sasuke shouted his parents' names, wanting to run to them but a hand prevented him from doing so. He looked up to see Itachi with a stone cold expression on his face.
Itachi then spoke, "You monster, why would you do such a thing?"
Madara said nothing as he walked out of the house as if he did not just murder Sasuke and Itachi's parent's right in front of their eyes. Tobi followed him out but before they left Madara said in a bored voice, "Sorry for you loss boys."
~Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto, just the plot.
Okay what did you think! I thought that doing a modern take of Naruto would be interesting, and here you already know who the four main characters are. I took more time with the Namikaze household part because they are more essential to the story than the Uchiha's are at the moment.
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