This fanfic exists purely because I'm in love with Kakashi Hatake! Akane and Hitomi belong to my insane imagination.
Team Gai and Team Kakashi minus Sai and plus Hinata go to find Sasuke to convince him to come home. They fight and Kakashi gets badly hurt in order to capture him!
Neji and Lee held on tightly to the bound and gagged furious Sasuke. Finally they had managed to catch him, bring him home… but at what cost? Kakashi was being carried in the arms of Gai, worrying himself out of his mind for the safety of his old friend and rival. He was thinking of how Kakashi was such a noble idiot to allow himself to be hurt just to capture the boy. The others followed silently, looking for help. They were so far from Konoha, travelling somewhere between the borders of the nations. It was no man's land and no man could be found to help Kakashi.
Sakura's swift reaction and healing skills were the only thing holding him to the world. But if they didn't find someone soon, not even the most powerful healer can help him. Kakashi was drifting in and out of random thoughts, watching the mist and the trees. He was jerked to attention when Gai made an abrupt stop. Kakashi used more effort than was usually necessary in order to look at what had stopped them.
'What is this?' Naruto whispered. Kakashi felt hope, startling hope when he saw them. The trees… the trees had become decorated with carvings. He knew those carvings! They were a secret between him and her. Was it too much to hope that she was here?
He turned away from the slashed Uchiha clan symbols and used his remaining strength to make a few deft hand signs. He was going to die. If there was a time to use it, it would be now. Gai looked down at his moving friend and wondered what the hell he was up to. Kakashi was tired but he grabbed Gai and pulled him close. Gai listened carefully.
'Trust her.' He ordered feebly but sternly, feeling his consciousness slip away.
'Who's her? Who did you call Kakashi? Who did you summon?' Gai pressed but it was too late, Kakashi had passed out. He swore and motioned for the others to wait. They didn't have to wait long before a figure dropped herself before them, right in front of Gai.
She looked up with pitch black eyes that held a certain desperation. 'Kakashi?' She said more out of shock, seeing the silver-haired Jounin slumped in Gai's arms.
She stepped a single step forward and then Naruto moved in her way, kunai drawn as he stood protectively. She frowned, activating her Sharingan. Everyone had wide eyes, especially Sasuke. Uchiha… Gai nudged Naruto and gestured that it was alright. Reluctantly, Naruto tucked away his kunai. The woman's eyes returned to the same black it had been before.
'Let's hurry.' Was the only thing she said before jumping up into the trees and moving slightly south. Gai followed with the others close behind. It only took them ten minutes before they caught sight of the small house, well hidden in the creepy forest. They entered it quickly and the mysterious woman told Gai to put him on the bed.
Uncaring as to who this person was, Sakura pushed past her friends to help her heal her sensei. The woman had skill but even she had to work hard, tag teaming with Sakura. After many techniques and jutsu, Kakashi was breathing a little easier, sleeping peacefully. Everyone was assessing the woman. She had pale skin and dark brown hair that fell in slight waves passed her shoulders. She was dressed in red with purple flower designs on her clothes and bandages on her forearms. She thanked an exhausted Sakura for her help then she turned to Kakashi with a tender smile and kissed the little part of his cheek that was uncovered by his mask. Everyone did a double take.
'Who the hell are you?' Naruto asked, confused and shocked but still as rude as ever.
'My name is Akane Uchiha. You know Kakashi's former teammate? Obito? I'm his little sister.' She stated calmly, sitting down to rest after using most of her chakra to heal the man she loved.
'Impossible, I would have known.' Gai interrupted immediately.
'No, my parents saw me as a young demon. They were superstitious and because Obito was so gifted they believed my birth would lead to his doom. But I'd never hurt my brother. I loved Obito and he always did his best to protect me when my parents tried to hurt me. They were so ashamed of me, they hid me away. No one knew I existed. I learned to sneak around, to spy on people. Kakashi was the only one who has ever discovered me.' Akane said, leaning her head against the leg of the bed post.
'I think you better explain further.' Gai said, mind running a hundred miles an hour just keep up with the constant shock.
'He threw a kunai at me, thinking I was an enemy. Obito spat out everything so Kakashi wouldn't kill me. Both of them trained me and when Obito died and Kakashi came back with one of his Sharingan as proof… I knew there was nothing I could do but run away. Without Obito to protect me, I wasn't yet strong enough. Kakashi offered but I knew my parents would find him and assassinate us both if they found out. He hid me away in the woods around Konoha.' She went on without objection, looking dazed and dreamy.
'We fell in love.' She continued in a happy whisper. Tenten, Sakura and Hinata grinned at the words being girls themselves, they couldn't help it. 'Then the nine-tailed fox ran rampage, Kakashi told me to go and that he'd find me. The slashed symbol of my clan, that was my secret, so he'd know where I was.'
'I believe her.' Neji said quietly, his intelligent mind blown.
She nodded her head in thanks and looked straight at the wide-eyed staring Sasuke. 'Now I have a question for you. Fugaku Uchiha was my cousin. Why is his youngest son bound and gagged?'
Sasuke banged his head back into the wall, surprise screaming its way into his mind. Naruto's jaw dropped but he recovered when Akane stepped up to Sasuke and crouched by him. He stared at her and she poked his shoulder, sensing his chakra with her own. She saw the tainting darkness and knew that he had been the one to hurt her Kakashi. She ripped out the cloth from his mouth fiercely. Though she was fatigued, she made the hand signs for one special forbidden jutsu. She nicked his skin and pressed her palm to the blood.
Sasuke yelled as the black circular mark burned on the surface of his skin. Akane fell back exhausted and weak, shaking with effort. 'What have you done to me?' Sasuke demanded what everyone was thinking.
'I have sealed your will to mine. You will not harm anyone in this house and you will not run anymore. I'll not see anymore bloodshed by your hand.' She ordered, whipping out a kunai and slashing his binds. The entire team took up fighting stance but it wasn't necessary. He got up to attack but then… he collapsed. Instant paralysis for as long as he meant to hurt them.
'Thank you for bringing him to me.' She thanked everyone earnestly, tears in her eyes as she looked back at the now stable Kakashi. 'Go and rest. He can't do any harm. I will look after Kakashi.'
'I'll stay and help, if you like, Akane.' Hinata offered shyly with a small smile. Akane smiled and patted the spot next to her while the others left to get some much needed sleep. Sasuke lay on the floor, lost in his thoughts.