"We're here," a teen said. He was wearing a dark gray cloak with a hood that covered his eyes. There were three more strangers behind them each wearing a cloak of their own. One was a woman while the others were men, one big and one small. You could see their faces more clearly than the man in front of them, who was clearly their leader. "Welcome to Konoha." The man lifted his head revailing red eyes with 3 black tomoes.
"Are you sure you want to be here, Sasuke?" the smaller man asked.
"Yes, Suigetsu," their leader, Sasuke said.
"Don't question Sasuke-kun!" the woman yelled punching the smaller man, Suigetsu upside the head.
"Shut up Karin!" Suigetsu yelled back. Sasuke was about to tell them to shut up when two Konoha Jonin walked up to them.
"Who are you?" one of the Jonin asked.
"I'd like to speak to the Hokage," Sasuke said.
"Like we'd let some stranger see..." the second Jonin looked into Sasuke's eyes. "Uchiha."
"Uchiha? As in Itachi?" the first Jonin asked.
"No, Sasuke," the second Jonin answered. "Run! Get the ANBU!"
"R-right!" the first Jonin turned to run, but Sasuke knocked him out.
"There is no need for that," Sasuke said. He walked over passed the Jonin. "Let's go, Suigetsu, Jugo, Karin." With that, he ran for the Hokage's office. The other 3 followed behind him. The concious Jonin ran to ring the warning bell. As the bell sounded, Sasuke smirked. He knew that it was too late and that they would not get caught in time. The landed on a tree near the Hokage tower and Sasuke decided to use Chidori to break through a wall. The four of them stood as dust cleared around them.
"Who are you?" the Hokage barked. She was not in a good mood.
"Hello, Lady Tsunade," Sasuke smirked. "Where is Naruto?"
"Are you Akatsuki?" the Hokage asked.
"No," Sasuke frowned. He did not like being compared to them especially since Itachi was a member. "Tell me, Tsunade Hokage-sama. Where is Naruto?" He looked up into the blonde woman's eyes.
"Sasuke Uchiha," Tsunade said. Then she smiled and lunged at Sasuke. Sasuke dodged Tsunade's punch which created a huge hole in the floor. "I won't let you near Naruto! What do you even want with him?"
"I want his help," Sasuke said.
"His help?" Tsunade stared at the boy like he had two heads. "What for?"
"To locate Itachi Uchiha," Sasuke showed no emotion.
"Well too bad! Naruto's not even here!" Tsunade laughed.
"Then we will wait 'til he returns."
"Will you now? Who says?"
Tsunade didn't know what to say. She knew the brat in front of her had defeated and killed her ex-teammate Orochimaru. She knew that the kid was strong and would give her a run for her money. She also had no clue who the three people were behind him. "Ok. So you are not here to harm Naruto nor Konoha?"
"No harm shall come to Naruto nor to Konoha by my team." Sasuke's expression remained emotionless.
"Then..." Tsunade stopped when the door flew open. Four ANBU and a girl with pink hair ran to Tsunade's side. The pink haired girl noticed right away who the boy in front of her was.
"Sasuke." She murmered.
"Sakura," Sasuke acknowledged.
Sakura glared then grabbed Sasuke by the collar of his cloak. "Why are you here?"
"I'm here for Naruto's assistance," Sasuke didn't even flinch as his hood fell back. The three behind him however were ready to attack if need be.
Sakura released Sasuke. "Naruto's not here. He's on a mission."
When will he be back?" Sasuke asked.
"He should be back within two days," Sakura looked away from the raven.
"I see," Sasuke smirked.
"Everything's fine here," Tsunade said. The ANBU looked ready to attack. "Shikamaru, Neji, Tenten, Shino, put the weapons down and remove your masks." Upon hearing their name, the Anbu did just that. Sasuke looked at them as they removed their masks. He noticed that none of them had really changed that much. Shikamaru still had a lazy expression while Neji's was uncaring. Tenten had grown out her hair, but she still had a coaky smile on her face. Shino was expressionless. "Now then." Tsunade turned to Sasuke. "Remove your hoods." Sasuke nodded to the three behind them and they obeyed. Tsunade still did not recognize them. "Who are they?"
"My teammates." Sasuke said. At this Sakura made a weird sound. "Suigetsu, Jugo, and Karin."
"Hi there!" Suigetsu grinned showing his shark-like teeth.
"Hmph! I'm so much prettier than them," Karin huffed.
"In your dreams!" Suigetsu laughed.
"Shut up!" Karin yelled.
"Hello," Jugo bowed.
"Tell me, why the hell should I lend you Naruto?" Tsunade asked.
"To help defeat Itachi Uchiha," Sasuke said.
"You already said that," Tsunade's voice increased in volume. "That reason is not enough."
Sasuke raised an eyebrow. "Do you not want him dead? He is a member of Akatsuki."
"Yes we do," Tsunade said. "But that is not enough of a reason for Naruto to help you."
Sasuke paused to think. "Then how about this. Once Itachi is dead, I'll willingly come back to Konoha and accept any punishment."
"Sasuke!" Karin yelled.
"Silence Karin," Sasuke ordered.
Tsunade looked at Sakura who nodded. She also looked at the Anbu. Shikamaru and Tenten nodded while Shino only stepped back. Neji though did not look happy.
"Naruto is not a tool for you to use, Uchiha," Neji yelled.
"I did not ask for your permission, Hyuga," Sasuke said.
"Enough Neji," Tsunade ordered. "Sakura, Shikamaru, Tenten, and Shino already agree that Sasuke's request is agreeable." Neji said nothing. "However," Tsunade turned back towards Sasuke. "It will be Naruto's decision."
"Understood," Neji said stepping back.
"That's fine," Sasuke nodded.
"Since it will not be long, you can stay here to wait for Naruto's return," Tsunade sighed. She took a seat at her desk. "Just stay out of my way."
"Ok." Sasuke walked over to the right corner of the room that was closest to the door and sat down. Suigetsu, Jugo, and Karin followed.
"I didn't mean in my office!" Tsunade yelled. She glared at the Uchiha then sighed. "Fine! Naruto will probably be back earlier knowing him." The four Anbu disappeared after a wave of Tsunade's hand. Sakura left then returned with some files.
"Shizune said that these need to be looked at, Shishou," Sakura said placing the paperwork on Tsunade's desk.
"Dammit," she looked at Sasuke and his team. "You should have killed me." She sighed then grabbed the paperwork and began to read. Team Hebi remained quiet, but Sasuke was smiling on the inside.