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Re: Dark Plague
An entire day had passed. Team Kakashi was seen resting in a forest with a fire going.
"Kakashi-sensei.....what, what happened to you back there? When you were carried back to the village?" Naruto asked, as he sat near the fire.
"....." Kakashi thought.
"Did Sasuke do that to you?" Sakura asked, near Naruto.
"Yes. I had to see if Sasuke had improved, to make sure he didn't need our help in his fight with Itachi. And, it seemed he's grown much, much more powerful and skilled. More than I." Kakashi said.
"More than you?" Naruto asked innocently.
"He could have killed me if he wanted to. Though, I don't think he wanted to." Kakashi said.
"Has he gotten more powerful than me?" Naruto asked Kakashi.
"Yes." Kakashi said, looking straight at Naruto.
"Sasuke won his fight, but..." Lee said and they all looked at him.
"...he won because his opponent allowed it." Neji interrupted.
"What's that supposed to mean?" Naruto asked, looking at Neji.
"It's simple. His opponent let Sasuke win. He gave his life to Sasuke for some reason, and also rid Sasuke permanently of Orochimaru." Neji said.
"Wait, I thought Orochimaru was dead." Kakashi said.
"It seems physically he was." Lee said.
"Ah. So Orochimaru succeeded in the transfer of his soul into Sasuke." Kakashi said. (That doesn't explain how Sasuke gained his Mangekyou Sharingan....) Kakashi thought to himself.
Suddenly, the group heard a rustling sound near the area.
"There!" Neji said, as he pointed his finger in the direction the sound came from.
Naruto stood up quickly and tossed a few kunais at the area, which were quickly deflected with some weapon. It wasn't seen, but you could hear the clashing sound. Suddenly, a hooded/cloaked figure appeared before them.
"My apologies for the sudden visit." The stranger said. Everyone stood up and backed up quickly, and struck defensive poses.
"Who are you?" Sakura asked.
"I'm the squad leader of ANBU, of the country of Heaven." He said, as he pulled back his hood, revealing an ANBU face mask.
"Do you have a message for us?" Kakashi asked, as they all relaxed.
"I've come here to accompany you all." He said.
"We don't need that. We're strong!" Naruto said condifently.
"I'm sure. However, we will be crossing near areas that contain hidden dangers. I've been intructed to guide you all through them." He said.
"We appreciate it." Kakashi said.
"What dangers?" Lee asked.
"We'll discuss that in the morning. When we're on the move." He said, as a bird landed on his shoulder. The stranger gave a tiny scroll to the bird, and it flew off.
The following morning, Team Snake was on their way, searching out Itachi. Karin had sensed Itachi's chakra near the country of Heaven. Strangely, that's also near where Naruto is, Itachi's target.
"I can't kill him. Not yet." Itachi said to himself, as he ran through a thick forest, looking for Naruto.
"He's close!" Karin said, as she quickly hopped along branches with the team.
"I've waited so long." Sasuke thought to himself.
"Hey uh, Sasuke." Suigetsu said.
"What?" Sasuke asked.
"Can we take a break?" Suigetsu asked.
"No. We've already taken two breaks this morning." Sasuke said.
"Aaww." Suigetsui said, pouting.
"Lazy ass." Karin slipped in.
"Shut up, you rapi..." Suigetsu said, as Karin hopped over to his branch and slapped the taste out of his mouth, which of course, he phased through.
"You dumbass! I HATE YOU!" Karin shouted. They both began fighting in a cloud of smoke in a funny way. Sasuke just stood there with his hand on his forehead.
"Quit it you two." Sasuke said.
"Sasuke-kun....is that him?" Juugo said. Sasuke looked in Juugo's direction and saw Itachi unexpectedly.
"Tch. I don't need this now." Itachi said to himself. Suigetsu and Karin both stopped fighting, and saw Itachi.
"Where's your partner?" Sasuke asked.
"....." Itachi said.
"Very well then. You all stay back." Sasuke said, as he dropped down to the ground gracefully.
"No one here to save you." Sasuke said, with his Sharingan activated, and looking directly into Itachi's eyes.
"Don't underestimate me." Itachi said, with a smirk on his face because Sasuke had so easily looked into his eyes.
"Shut up." Sasuke said, as he took off his Team Snake cloak, and dropped it to the floor.
"It seems he's serious." Itachi thought to himself.
Suddenly Sasuke appeared infront of Itachi and knocked Itachi down with a hard punch. As soon as Itachi's body hit the ground, it exploded into several crows.
"Tch!" Sasuke said. He suddenly caught a punch from Itachi, which sent Sasuke flying.
"Sasuke-kun!" Karin yelled out.
Sasuke stood back up, with a little blood trickling down his mouth. "Hmphf!" He said, as he disappeared and kicked the hell out of Itachi, which sent him flying into the air and slammed into a tree. As soon as Itachi hit the ground, Sasuke met him there and began wailing away at him with strong and fast punches. Some drew blood.
"Ugh...." Itachi said, as his body fell to the ground.
"....." Sasuke thought.
"I'm not finished." Sasuke said, as he grabbed Itachi by his neck, lifted him up, slammed him against the tree, and looked right into his eyes. "Die!"