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Re: Dark Plague
"What business do you have with him?" Maikeru asked, losing patience.
"He is my prey. Now where is he? I won't ask again!" Sasuke demanded, activating his Sharingan.
Itachi suddenly stopped in his tracks. He felt Maikeru's strong murderous intent rising fast. "What..?" He wondered why in the world he's getting this way. What could be triggering.... "Shit!" Itachi said as he quickly backtracked to where he and Maikeru were. He thought perhaps someone like Jiraiya had confronted Maikeru, which would put a damper on their plans.
Over at Konoha, as Team Neji is about to leave, Lee and Gai arrive from their training.
"Where are you off to, Naruto?" Lee asked.
"We're going on a mission to take down Itachi Uchiha." Naruto said in an excited way.
"Will he be there, too?" Gai asked, as he looked over at Kakashi and Tsunade.
"Who?" Asked Sakura.
"Kisame." said Gai.
"Well, no. We hadn't counted on him being there. Jiraiya told me only one member was on the move. He then confirmed it was Itachi Uchiha." Tsunade said.
"Yes, but what if Kisame is there? Tsunade, would you mind if...." Gai said as he was interrupted be Lee.
"I'll go, sensei!" Lee said proudly.
"But, Lee. You're not..." Gai said.
"That's not a bad idea, Gai. It would be an ideal time to test those new styles you taught him. Since Itachi is no slouch in the taijutsu department." Kakashi commented.
"Can I sensei?" Lee asked looking up at Gai with puppy dog eyes. ^_^
"Yes, you can go. If Tsunade says you can." Gai said.
"Very well. Just be off. We're wasting time here." Tsunade said.
So team Neji, consisting of Naruto, Sakura, Lee, and Neji, went off in search of Itachi. They brought Lee along to help just in case Kisame happened to be there.
Back at the forest, Sasuke had his sword pressed against Maikeru's neck, oh noess!
"You........" Maikeru said as his murderous intent grew and grew, with his fists tightening. "You are an Uchiha?" he asked.
"In the flesh, moron." Sasuke said, sensing Maikeru's intent.
"Sasuke, I'm sorry!" Karin said as she held a kunari to Sasuke's neck from behind.
"What are you doing, Karin?" Sasuke asked, surprised.
"I'm not in control of myself! He's doing this to me!" Karin shouted.
"Really." Sasuke said as he looked back at Maikeru. "Very well then." Sasuke said as he quickly ran his blade across Maikeru's neck, only to have Maikeru disappear in a cloud of poisonous gas. Both Karin was freed, and both of them jumped back.
"Where is he?" Sasuke asked.
"He's here. But, doesn't seem to be visible." Karin said.
"I'm going to have fun with you." Maikeru said from behind, on a branch above them.
"Grrrrrrr....." Sasuke said as he turned around quickly.
"I should get the others." Karin said.
"If you want. I doubt this one will be much trouble if he's anything like Itachi." Sasuke said.
"Haha! Itachi. Well then, shall we play?" Maikeru said as he hopped onto a branch that was lower.
Mean while, at another section of the forest, Naruto and the gang are hopping about like wild bunnies.
"Hey, do you think Sasuke will be made that we killed Itachi?" Naruto asked, looking at Sakura.
"Quiet!" Neji said. He had a concentrated look on his face. "What is that?" he asked.
"What is it, Neji? Lee asked.
"I thought I sensed a murderous intent. But it was faint." Neji said.
Back to Sasuke....Maikeru jumped towards Sasuke, but Sasuke jumped down to the ground and away from Maikeru, who chopped the branch in half with little effort. He also hit the ground. Maikeru ran to Sasuke with frightening speed, giving Sasuke virtually no time to react, and was nailed in the face with a hard punch. It made Sasuke fly backwards a bit, until he gained his ground again. The punch was enough to draw blood.
"Poor Uchiha." Maikeru taunted.
Sasauke sensed this new enemy was strong. So he didn't hesitate to go into his CS1 form. "You'll pay for that." Sasuke said angrily.
"Interesting. The cursed seal. Did you really need to resort to that after one punch? How sad." Maikeru said laughing.
"Shut up!" Sasuke shouted as he rushed at Maikeru with surprising speed. Maikeru had a look of shock that he'd have that kind of speed, and strictly for entertainment purposes, he allowed Sasuke to strike him. Sasuke struck Maikeru in the gut with a hard punch, which was followed up by a pair of left and right punches to the face, staggering Maikeru, and ended with a swift upwards kick to Maikeru's jaw that, which sent him flying. (His power feels like mine.) Maikeru thought as he was being pummeled. Sasuke jumped up at Maikeru and knocked him back down with an in-air round house kick (a sort of spin kick), which sent Maikeru zooming to the ground. Maikeru landed on his feet, as though nothing had happened. Sasuke landed away from him. (He looks like he hasn't taken any damage!) Sasuke thought.
"You're talented. Makes me wonder why Itachi didn't kill you, along with the rest of that shitty clan." Maikeru said as he brushed off his shoulder.
Sasuke quickly went into CS2 mode and began readying his Chidori.
"What an ugly transformation! If you're going to fight me, at least do so and be presentable at the same time! How rude!" Maikeru said mockingly.
"That won't matter much once I kill you!" CS2 Sasuke said as he slowly walked towards Maikeru.
"Do you really think your Chidori will kill me? Hah. Well then, there's only one way to find out!" Maikeru said as he removed his Akatsuki cloak (which revealed a cursed seal on his neck). "Hit me! Chicken shit!" Maikeru shouted.
Sasuke didn't hesitate, and he ran quickly to Maikeru with his full Chidori and blasted it into him.
A huge gust of wind was felt by Neji's team from the direction of the fight, which was then followed up by a small quake and a large explosion.
"What the hell was that!?" Naruto said as he stopped in his tracks.
End Chapter 2
Last edited by MikeyM1979; 04-14-2007 at 07:02 PM.