In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life, It goes on. ~Robert Frost

One of the first things I did once I ran far enough away, was cut my long hair. I meant it when I said I would no longer be his little girl. I grabbed the kunai in the bag and easily cut all my hair off. I let it fly away in the wind, it was like saying goodbye to the old me, and hello to the new me. Aki Yuki... For a little bit, I stayed in a nearby town, trying to find food. I looked in trashcans, begged at stores, and got little food. And I was shivering in the old, torn t shirt and too big pants. I was sitting outside of a small restaraunt I was kicked out of. Many people passed by me saying things like,

"Poor kid... Out here all alone." "He will never survive out here." I cried, letting many sobs and tears come out. The tears almost freezing in the cold. A tall man passed by me, but he stopped. He stuck a grey tobogen on my head.

"Keep your head warm kid, and try your best to survive." he said before walking on, easily blending in with the crowd. The hat warmed my head. It was a basic hat that had a small pin on it that had a snowflake. I smiled and kept it on my head. It was the first time I felt comforable and not useless, since I left Hikari. But I knew soon I would have to go on, to Konoha.

It was hard trying to run to Konoha, to run across nations, with little food, little water, and saddness. I slept for few hours, and could barely get anymore sleep. I had nightmares of the faces of the people I killed, yelling at me, calling me a monster. My mother told me it was my own fault. And Haku, sweet, sweet Haku, he said I abandoned him. But truthfully I was afraid, some one, somewhere, would come for me. Or Shinigami-sama would come and take me away as punish me for what I did. How, how could I deal with this? A week later, I made it into the Land of Fire. I crossed the border with little trouble. A scary man, he tried to steal from me, but I couldn't move. I was so fearful, I didn't want to kill I ended up freezing his legs in a block of ice, leaving him there unable to walk.

When a few nights later, I was able to see the gates of Konoha. I sprinted towards it, with tears in my eyes. Probably from my allergies, and from the happiness of finally making it to Konaha. I ran to the large gate and was immediatly stopped by a tall man with a leaf forehead protector, so a Shinobi. I went into my small bag, and he immediatly tensed, most likely expecting me to attack him. I gave him the forehead protector and letter.

He scanned through it, "I assume you want to come into the village?" he asked. I nodded, "Okay, I will take you to the Hokage, he will be interested in seeing this." he said. He easily picked me up and he sprinted to a large building that I assumed was where the Hokage was.

"Hokage-sama, we have a young boy that has news about Hikari for you." the Shinobi said. The Hokage's eyes widened. The first thing I noticed about him was that he looked old, I mean really old. I shyly walked in. I bowed down before him, the Shinobi that escorted me gave him the letter and forehead protector.

"Hikari-chan..." he muttered reading the letter. He looked at me with a sullen look. "Hikari said that she wants you to stay here... Because she feels you will be accepted despite having a kekkei genkai." Hokage-sama said. I nodded.

"Do you have a family?" he asked. I shook my head, "Okay, we will have something arranged, but I need to do something since you are from a different Nation. You don'lt mind having someone coming to talk to you do you?" I shook my head again, since I wouldn't talk to them anyway. "Kenji, will you send for Inoichi?"

"Yes, Hokage-sama."

The man that later came in had blue green eyes and long blond hair that was in a ponytail that reached down her back. "Is this the kid?" he asked when he saw me. The Hokage nodded his head. He calmly walked towards me. I stepped backwards slightly. "Don't worry, I'm not going to hurt you." Suddenly things went black.

"Whoa... I wonder what happened. All I remember is that blond bub... Hm... Is this the mindscape I have heard about?" I asked. My words seemed to flutter around me. Suddenly I began to see snow, and different doors leading to several different paths.

"This is your mindscape." A voice said from behind me. I jumped and turned around, "It's the blond bub!" I yelled. He gave a small chuckle. "I am Inoichi Yamanaka, I am only here to make sure your not a threat to Konaha." he said.

"O-Okay, bub, b-b-but I'm warning you there is some things in here you may not want to see, and that I don't want to see," I said. He nodded, "I understand, if you want, you can wait out here and I will search for anything that we need to know about." he said. I nodded.

I waited out in the middle of a snowy field, a snowy field in my mind, I might add. But looking at everything around me, it was weird how much it reminded me of home. Soon Inoichi appeared.

"Hey, Blond Bub-san? Why can I talk in here, when I am silent in the outside world. I don't want to talk, and I don't like talking in here." I said. "I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't call me that... And the mind has no language and here you say pretty much what you are thinking." he said.

"Oh... Okay. So did you get enough to say I am not a threat?" I asked. He gave me a smile and nodded. "Good, now we can leave this place. It makes me think too much of the past." I said. He nodded. He did a handsign and I woke up in a hospital.

"It's nice to see your awake Akiko. Or Aki." Hokage said. I nodded. "You will be admitted into the Academy, and as a boy so you can keep your promise." he said. I gave him a smile and bowed down to him. The Hokage was so kind, and generous.

"But for you to start normally, you will be older than everyone else." I nodded eagerly and gave a thumbs up sign. He grinned, ""I will send someone over to give you the necassary paperwork." he said. I nodded, and he left as a medic-nin came in.

That's when my new life started in Konoha, The Village Hidden in the Leaves.