Chapter sixteen... I can't believe I've gotten this far!
"The village? Which village; I've been to lots." Kumiko yawned, attempting to passing off the question.
"I think you know which village I'm talking about." Itachi sighed.
"Actually, I don't think I do." Kumiko shook her head and giggled.
"Kumiko, this is serious. I need you to answer these questions seriously." Itachi stared at her with those Uchiha eyes that were forever burned into her mind.
"I am telling the truth. Please specify what village you're talking about, my memory is a bit hazy right now." she lost all the playful light in her eyes and sat up straight.
"The village you entered with... Sasuke Uchiha." Itachi replied through gritted teeth.
A giggled sliver its way up Kumiko's throat. "I think you may have me confused with my dear sister. Little Kumiko is gone right now, would you like to leave a message?"
She laughed at her own joke; though it sounded more like a cackle. Itachi kept a straight face. Seeing that Itachi wasn't laughing with her 'Kumiko' stopped and pouted.
"You're no fun," she complained, "I suppose you'd like to know what happened, don't you."
"That would be nice."
"Fine," she sighed, "It's simple; I killed everyone, but that small task exhausted this frail body of mine and left me unconscious. And as you can see now, I somehow was transported here."
"I'd like to speak to Kumiko now." Itachi said, barely even blinking.
"Now why would you want to speak to her when I'm right here? I'm the better one you know, I'm a lot more fun." she grinned, leaning closer to Itachi, "C'mon Ita-chan, we don't need little Kumiko do we?"
"I would like to speak with her." was Itachi's stout reply.
"Well that's too bad, it's my turn now, this is my body!" she growled.
"No it isn't, that is Kumiko's body, now get out of it."
She paused, staring at Itachi. "You really are her nephew, you're so much like her. Your cold voice, your icy eyes and your preference to Kumiko," she dug her nails into the mattress, "This is not her body, it's my body, mine, mine, mine!"
"I have no favorites but, Kumiko is the one who joined the Akatsuki, not you."
"Ha!" she grinned from ear to ear, "Is that what you think? Oh my dear Itachi, do you think Kumiko had the power to break into the fortress? Do you think that Kumiko could impress Pein? Kumiko is only a shadow of me! I'm surprised that even the great Itachi Uchiha couldn't figure that much out. It looks like I expected way too much out of you."
"If you won't give Kumiko control willingly then it looks like I'll have to use force." Itachi threatened.
"DON'T YOU DARE!" with that exclamation the door came tumbling down and Deidara flew into the room, "If you touch her I swear I'll-I'll-I'll... blow you up! Yeah, I'll blow you up! So don't touch her; I'm warning you!"
"Idiot..." Itachi muttered then raised his voice back up, "You do realise that's not Kumiko, don't you?"
"What the hell are you talking about? Of course that's Kumiko!" Deidara exploded (not literally).
"Dei-chan! He threatened me, I'm scared!" the Kumiko imposter filled her eyes with fake tears.
Deidara paused for a moment, staring at the imposter.
"You're right," he turned to Itachi, jerking his finger in the direction of the imposter, "Who the hell is that?"
"Why you-! I thought I had her dead on, it was perfect!" she flew into a fit.
"You're a stupid one, huh. Kumiko would never cry so easily, or admit that she was scared. Plus," Deidara listed, "You're voice sounded way too mature and feminine to be Kumiko's."
For a moment, the imposter looked like she was going to yell some more but she soon calmed down.
"Well, I suppose I can't take that as an insult." she shrugged.
"Now, who are you?" Itachi asked.
Deidara nodded, then something struck him. "Where is the real Kumiko!"
"Oh, which to answer first, hm... well I guess, first of all I am Himeko Uchiha." she paused, waiting for a reaction.
Itachi simply blinked, though on the inside the gears in his head were spinning in overdrive. For Deidara it took a moment or two to click in.
"Wait a second- Uchiha! Isn't that..." he turned to look at Itachi, "Then you two must be- no, it couldn't be! I thought he killed his whole family!"
"I thought I did too..." Itachi whispered.
"Don't worry Ita-chan, it's only Kumiko and I that are left." Himeko smirked.
"Kumiko and you? When did Ku get dragged into this!" Deidara panicked.
"My dear sister was always a part of this." she smiled menacingly.
"Sister? Ku never told me-" Deidara began.
"That's because she didn't know." she snapped.
"How could she not-" he started again.
"They never told her about me, about how I was inside of her, a part of her, just waiting for the chance to be let out! It was my body first!" she screamed.
"But where is-"
Himeko jabbed her chest. "Right here and I am not letting her out ever again."
Deidara was dumbstruck and Itachi was too deep in thought to say a thing.
Will I ever get to see Ku again? I don't think I can live without her now... what should I do? Deidara pondered.
CanisLuka and I are planning to (maybe) write a web comic. She already has the storyline planned out and I'd be doing the drawings. Her idea is... let's say interesting, but it would have lots of funny comedic thingies in it so it's okay with me! Thank you for reading and don't forget to review!