Sorry for the extremely long wait! School always comes first... so I don't start writing for a while each time I post a new chapter. And my family is having to deal with some financial problems so that is effecting me right now. But it's Naruto's B-Day today! So let's celebrate it! I hope enjoy this story so far and like this chapter! I'm thankful for all the people who read this story! I really appreciate it... Thanks for choosing to read this story even though it's not all that great compared to other Fanfictions! This chapter is dedicated to each and every one of you! ^_^


Typical High School Drama

Chapter 15: They've finally arrived...

Kari's POV

I rushed down the hallways, barely avoiding bumping into the other people in the hallway.

"Hurry up everyone! Get into your positions, the target is almost here!" Cana shouted as the others got ready for the battle.

"Cana..." I whispered quietly as I watched her.

She suddenly turned her head in my direction and our eyes made contact. We stared at each other for a moment before she broke it.

"I'm sorry Kari..." She said before she turned away and quickly ran in the other direction.

Cana knew how much I cared for Akemi. Ever since I joined the gang, she was my best friend. She was the one that always listened to me. She never judged me or made me feel bad and I, in return, helped her through her training. She never knew her parents and her other family members treated her coldly. She ran away from her home at the age of 3 and joined this gang. She was trained to be an assassin ever since. I know that even though she didn't like being an assassin, she would do anything for her master, the person who gave her food and shelter. Anything... She would not hesitate to kill anyone her master ordered her to. And this time she was ordered to kill Akemi's childhood best friend... Sakura Haruno.

"Hey Kari." Someone asked.

"Hey, are you okay?" They asked again.

I felt someone put their hand on my shoulder. Surprised, I took hold of their hand and flipped them over my shoulder. I heard someone groan as they hit the ground.

"H-huh? Aki-kun?"

"Yeah..."

"I'm so sorry!" I apologized as I offered him my hand.

"It's okay. I should have realized by now that sneaking up on you is not a good idea." He said as I helped him up.

"Yeah... Remember that time you ended up in the hospital?" I asked, sticking my tongue out.

"How could I forget?"

"Hehe. Yeah..." I giggled.

"So... what did you need me for?"

"The leader called for you, but you were so lost in your little dream world that you couldn't even hear." He answered.

"Oh! Thanks! I better hurry before he gets mad." I said as I ran down the hall.

No One's POV

"Just be careful Kari..." Akihiko said as he turned around to go.

"W-wait!" Kari shouted as she returned.

"Hm? Back already?" He asked, turning around.

"U-um... I forgot to ask where he wanted me to go..." She admitted as she gave him a sheepish grin.

"Ha... Same old Kari..." He commented with a small smile on his face.

"Hey!" She pouted.

"He said to meet him in the training room."

"Thanks!" She shouted before she sped off again.

Akihiko watched until he could no longer see her. He smiled a little as turned around and went to get ready like the others.

When Kari reached the door, she paused and took a deep breathe before opening the door. She was always nervous when she was alone with the leader. The only times she had ever been alone with him was when he beat her. She never knew why, but she learned to deal with it and always tried her best to not make him angry. He's extremely scary when he loses his temper, which is very often. She was glad that she didn't have to be around him as much as Cana did. Kari walked in and closed the door behind her.

Kari's POV

"H-hello? Jiro-sama?" I timidly called out.

"You're finally here."

Out of the shadows, a man appeared. His dark brown hair and green eyes were now visible. The glare he sent in my direction sent shivers up and down my spine, he was not in a good mood.

"What made you think that you could make me wait? Huh? Do you think your better than me? You little b****!" He screamed at me.

"I-I'm sor-"

*slap*

He slapped me right in the middle of my apology. The impact made me fall to the floor. There was a sharp pain on my cheek as I struggled to keep my tears in.

"Shut up!" He shouted.

I nodded the best I could, my voice temporarily lost.

"Now, back to what I was going to say." He started to say before the door opened.

"So sorry to interrupt you, Leader, but we have something very important to tell you." A man said, completely ignoring the fact that I was on the floor. There was someone else standing next to him.

"Kari!" Akihiko shouted when he saw me.

"Silence Akihiko!" Jiro commanded.

Akihiko glared at him, but didn't say a word.

"What is it?" Jiro asked the other person.

"The hostage has escaped." He answered.

"WHAT? How could you let this happen?" Jiro screamed in rage.

He turned around and faced me.

"IT WAS YOU WASN'T IT?" He spat, kicking me.

"Ah!" I screamed in pain as I hit the nearby wall.

"Find her! You cannot fail. We need her!" He ordered the man.

"Y-yes! I'll get my best men to search. We will not stop until we find her!" The man said, rushing out the door.

"N-no... A-Akemi..." I whispered.

"I'll deal with you later. I have to get ready for my niece to come." He said, smirking.

He pushed past Akihiko and walked out of the room, slamming the door.

"Kari!" Akihiko shouted, rushing towards me as soon as he left.

"A-Aki-kun..." I managed to say.

"D-don't say anything! You're obviously hurt... Oh, why didn't I learn how to do medical jutsus when I had the chance? It would have been so useful now... There's nothing that I can do about it now. Just hang in there Kari!" He said as he took my hand in his.

"Aki-kun... Don't worry about me... Please save my sister and her friend. I'll be fine... Just go." I pleaded.

"W-what? How can you say that? I can't leave you now. You need medical treatment right now!" He shouted.

"Please... Aki-kun..." I begged him.

"..." He didn't say anything. He just held onto my hand.

"..." I stayed quiet, enjoying the time we had together.

"Will this make you happy?" He asked breaking the silence.

"Yes." I answered.

"Then... I'll do it." He said, making his final decision.

"Thank you Aki-kun..." I said as my eyes got heavy and the pain worsened.

I saw him lean closer. His mouth stopped near my ear and I heard him whisper something.

"I won't let anyone harm you anymore. I want you to be happy. I love you Kari." He said.

"I love you too..." I said back, still laying on the floor.

He moved closer to me. While still holding my hand, he slowly lowered his head to mine. Our lips touched and I felt bliss. The kiss was soft and sweet. He held me gently, but firmly like he was afraid that I would disappear. When we parted, the pain I felt in my stomach became too much. I felt weak. I took one last look at him before I fainted.

"Please save them..." I managed to say before I lost consciousness.

Akemi's POV

'I have to be cautious now... One wrong move and it's all over.'

I looked around the corner. Seeing that no one was there, I moved forward.

"This way."

Hearing voices, I quickly hid myself behind the nearest wall. I masked my chakra just in case.

"I can't wait until they come. I haven't had a good battle in a long time. I hope they're at least strong enough to amuse me." The man said.

"Don't underestimate them. I won't save your sorry butt if you get beaten by them." The woman replied.

"Come on... The girl has pink hair! Do you really think that she's going to be all that tough?" He said, confidently.

When I heard him say pink hair, I instantly froze.

"Sakura..." I whispered, covering my mouth as soon as I said it.

"Did you hear something?" The man asked.

"Show yourself!" The woman shouted in my direction.

'Please don't find me...' I thought to myself as they got closer and closer.

I closed my eyes, expecting the worst when a hand covered my mouth. Startled, I almost screamed.

"Don't say anything." He whispered.

I calmed down and did what he said, seeing that I was in no position the argue. I watched as they both paused extremely close to us.

"It's must just be rats or something. Besides, we have other things to worry about." The woman said.

I listened to their footsteps as they walked away. When they were far away enough, the hand over my mouth loosened and I immediately jumped away from him. I turned around gripping the kunai in case he attacks. He had straight, brown hair and dark brown eyes. I've never seen him before so I can't trust him yet. He could be an enemy.

"Hmmm... Would you perhaps be Akemi Fuyu?" He asked, still showing no signs of hostility yet.

"Why would you want to know?" I asked him, not sure if I should give him a direct answer.

"By the way you're acting, I assume that you are Akemi."

I tensed up.

"So what I am?"

"Don't worry. I'm not going to turn you in. I'm just here to help you escape." He explained calmly.

"What makes you think that I'll trust you?" I gripped the kunai even tighter.

"Because... Your sister told me to help you escape." He said.

"W-what?" I asked, my grip loosening.

"Come on. We have to get you out." He said, pulling on my arm.

"Where is she now?" I asked him.

"Please, just come with me. I'll get you out of here." He pleaded.

"Where is she?" I asked again.

He sighed.

"I didn't want to leave her, but she wants me to save you. So let's go before anyone finds you!" He shouted, pulling my arm towards the direction of the exit.

I wouldn't budge. I could tell that he loved Kari and couldn't bear leaving her alone as much as I did. I could tell by the look in his eyes. But even if I could escape, I wouldn't leave Kari here. She was still my sister and I couldn't let her live like this anymore.

"I won't leave without her..." I said to him, determined to get Kari.

"H-huh?" He exclaimed, shocked.

"I won't leave without my sister. Tell me where she is." I said.

He looked down and let go of my arm, seeing that I wouldn't budge.

"Go straight down this hallway, take a left. She's in the room all the way at the end of that hall." He finally said.

I took off full speed down the hallway.

'I'm coming Kari. And I won't leave without you.'

Sakura's POV

I could sense enormous amounts of chakra as we moved ahead.

"Get ready everyone. It seems that we have a lot of company." I announced to them.

"Right." They said, preparing themselves for battle.

When we pushed past the leaves, we saw a large field. There was a huge amount of rogue ninjas standing there ready for a fight and based on their chakra levels, this was going to be an intense battle. I recognized 2 people from everyone. The girl from before... and... Karin. Without a signal or warning the ninja attacked. We, in response, defended ourselves and fought back. I looked over to Sasuke and the others. We nodded and joined the battle.

"Well, well, well. If it isn't Haruno?" Karin said, smirking as she threw a punch at me.

"What is your problem?" I asked her, blocking her fist with my left hand.

"What's my problem you ask! Your my problem!" She yelled, throwing a punch with her other hand.

I blocked the punch before it hit me.

"You just had to come and ruin everything for me! You took my popularity and Sasuke from me... I have nothing else left." She screamed at me in frustration.

"What do you mean? Of course you do!" I argued, jumping away from her.

"No... Don't try to convince me otherwise! I'm going to get rid of you right here and right now!" She shouted, throwing kunai at me.

"What will that accomplish? You'll just get caught! You can still stop this! There's no need for unnecessary violence." I dodged them as I tried to talk her out of it.

"There's no hope for me now. Even if I live through this, I'll have to pay for all that I've done. That's why if I go down... you're coming with me." She admitted.

"W-what?"

'She's seriously planning to die! I can't believe that someone would ever throw away their life like this... I can't let her do this!'

She made a couple of quick hand signs.

"What... isn't that jutsu..." I wondered to myself.

"No! Don't!" I shouted when I finally realized.

But I was too late...


Sorry, but that's it! I know this chapter is mostly about Kari and Akemi, but I hope you enjoyed it anyways. We're finally at the climax! You will finally find out all the secrets in the next chapter! I hope I can write the battle scenes better... So stay tuned! You don't want to miss this! I am also sad to say that this story only has about 2 or 3 chapters left until it's finished... Please Review! And Domo Arigato for reading!