I growled, folding my arms as the introductions were finally over. The guy with the blonde hair turned around and pointed at me.
"You!" he shouted.
Ouch my eardrums.
"Introduce yourself, believe it!"
I blankly stared back at him. I think his name is Naruto.
"Hey!" the girl with the ridiculously pink hair jabbed a finger in my direction. "Other than your 'this group is an idiot' when you arrived just now, you've haven't said anything! Do you not respect us?!"
"So you have got a brain," I boredly answered, putting my hands behind my head. "Congratulations. Yes, I don't respect three genins who obviously have nothing better to do. One hyperactive blonde, one bimbotic rosette and one emo raven. Sounds to me a very good combination of a successful team."
"Mika," Uncle growled. I shrugged, shutting my eyes.
Sure, I had insulted them. I didn't want to join a team anyway. I'm more of a solo kind of a person, and joining a team sounds like a bundle of joy. Not. But since Hatake Kakashi is my only living guardian, I had to listen to him.
Not that I look anything like Uncle. I had black hair with a sideswept fringe and blue eyes inherited from my parents who died during the Third Shinobi War. I wore a blue tank top, white skirt and white arm guarders and fishnet shorts. My headband was tied like a hairband, similar to the pinky's.
"Who do you think you are, showing up out of the blue and treating us like this?!" Naruto demanded.
My fists clenched. He was really really pissing me off. "Shut up. I'm out of here."
"Oh no," Uncle said, shaking his head. "You're staying until you introduce yourself."
I sighed deeply. "My name is Virano Mika. Hatake Kakashi is my Uncle. I am the only hosu no chakra that is surviving and my chakra is shitoru chakra where I absorb other people's chakra. I'm done, can I leave now?"
"Likes and dislikes? Not to mention, your dreams for the future?"
"I like to become a great ninja and I want to master the changes in nature chakra."
"What?" the rosette, Sakura furrowed her brows.
Man, is she dumb. "Nature releases, duh. Even I, who don't have parents, know that. What are you, dumb?"
"Don't speak of the dead like that."
I turned, getting the most deathiest glare I ever received. I glared back at the raven. "Those who experienced pain can become stronger. What do you know, hm, survivor of the Uchiha clan?"
At once, I was tackled to the ground with that boy's glare fixed on me. His fists were raised and I grabbed on to his wrists.
"Ah! Sasuke-kun!" Sakura shouted.
"Sensei, do something!" Naruto shouted as well.
"Alright, enough!" Uncle pulled both that boy and me up.
I glowered at that boy. "Uchiha Sasuke.... I am remembering that name."
"Virano Mika... I'm also remembering that."
"Oh yeah? This is on."
We spent the next few minutes glaring at each other before I crossed my arms, turning my back to him.
Uncle coughed before clapping his hands. "Alright! That do a test! The bell test! I have two bells have; if you get a bell from me, you get to pass and officially become part of Team Seven."
"If we fail?" Sakura asked.
"You die," I said.
"Wrong; you will be sent back to the Academy."
"What?!" Naruto shouted loudly. "But that's not fair! We passed! We're genins!"
"Too bad," Uncle tucked the bell into pockets and began backing away. "Begin!"
Sasuke turned away, charging straight to Uncle.
"W-wait!" Sakura stammered. "It's dangerous and-"
"Then don't be a ninja." Focusing chakra to my feet, I began running towards Uncle as well.
"Out of my way!" I shouted, elbowing Sasuke.
He growled, dropping to the ground.
"Sasuke-kun!" Sakura shouted.
I rolled my eyes. Wow, didn't realize I hit that hard. That's when I realized he executed a low kick, kicking my ankle.
"Ow! That hurt you bastard!"
Then, a flash of yellow and orange ran past us, running to Uncle. "You!" Naruto shouted. "And me! One on one!"
I rolled my eyes, watching as my perverted Uncle did a 'Thousand years of pain' or whatever he called that. My eyes followed as Naruto flew through the air, landing in the water. I sniggered as Uncle lectured him.
A kunai suddenly whizzed through the air, going straight to Uncle. I turned just in time to see Sasuke running to Uncle. I yawned, stoning and spacing out and by the time I snapped out of it, Sasuke was buried under the ground.
"Ha!" I smirked. "Who's the loser now, hm?"
"Shut up," Sasuke growled.
"Sasuke-kun!" Sakura gasped.
"My god!" I screamed at her. "Is that the only word you know how to say?!"
Sakura glared at me.
I shrugged, looking at Uncle who's out in the open. I smirked, grabbing out of kunai. "Well, guess it's time for me to play."
Laughing, I chakra jumped to Uncle and threw the kunai at him. As he dodged, I took the opportunity and lunged at him, hands glowing with golden light, attempting to grab him. Uncle easily grabbed my wrists, stopping my attack.
"W-what was that?" Naruto stammered.
"I think it's a bloodline limit, a kekkei genkai," Sakura gaped.
"That's right," Uncle said, producing ropes and tying me to a pole, much to my screams of protesting. "It's the infamous shitoru chakra. If I hadn't dodged, I would have had my chakra absorbed."
As the other genins collasped around me, worned out, Uncle began his holy lecturing. He faked a smile. "Since I'm in a good mood, I decided to not send you back to the Academy."
Naruto and Sakura began cheering.
"I decided for you all to drop out of the program permanently."
"That's not fair!" Sakura shouted.
"I'll never be a ninja!" Naruto protested.
"I can never fufill my clan's ambition!" I yelled. My clan, the Virano clan wanted to be widely known. Ever since they were wiped out thanks to the Third Shinobi War, I've been entrusted to carry on the legacy.
"Too bad; what do your think this assignment is about?"
As we stayed silent, Uncle began his lecturing. "It's about teamwork; working together. If your had bothered to work together, you might have gotten a bell.
You, Naruto, you mindlessly charge into a battle without thinking about the enemy's strengths and advantages. You, Sakura, had never bothered to help Naruto, only rushing to Sasuke's aid."
As they bowed their heads in shame, I started snickering.
Uncle glared at both Sasuke and I. "You two are the worst! When the test started, the both of you both tried to get a bell. But what did you two do? You fought with each other! And you are in a team! Teammates should help each other, not attempt to kill each other!"
"So?!" My eyes prickled. "I don't want to be in a team! I hate it! In a team, you have to trust your teammates. Who would know when each of them would stab in the back, leaving you alone?! You are just like that; forever going on missions and leaving me alone. Do you ever think how lonely I feel?!"
Uncle's eyes softened for a split second before hardening. Tossing bentos to the three genins, he turned. "You three shall retake the test after lunch. But not attempt to feed your other teammate."
I growled, lowering my head and staring at the ground.
"What do you want?"
Sakura lowered her head, offering her bento. "You can share mine."
Sasuke shut his eyes and stood up, shovelling food in my mouth.
I swallowed, cocking my head to a side. "Why?"
"I injured you," Sasuke simply said.
"Here, Mika," Naruto said, also offering his food. "We can all share and get our energy back!"
A sudden smoke fogged our vision and Uncle jumped out, face as black as soot. "How dare you defy orders!"
"Who was the one who said we should act as a team?!" Sasuke demanded.
"We are a team!" Sakura cried.
"None of us will abandon teammates, believe it!" Naruto shouted.
Uncle snorted, looking at me. "What about you, Mika?"
I glared, still angry at him. "Helping a teammate when in need is what we should be doing; despite of intructions, rules or orders."
Uncle's face brightened up and threw a kunai at the ropes, releasing me. "Good! You all pass!"
And that was where it started.
"Mission catch the kitty cat accomplished!" Uncle said truimphantly to the team that had been working along for five days. "Great job, team."
I cringed at that word.
"You can decide where you would like for lunch!"
"I want Ichiraku's! Of course," he added hastily, turning to Sakura. "Would you like Ichiraku's, Sakura-chan?"
"Huh?" Sakura snapped out of her daydream. "Yeah, whatever."
Naruto's face brightened up. I rolled my eyes. Desperate.
"Sasuke?" Sakura asked shyly, twirling a strand of pink hair.
You are going to be dead, pinky. Shaking my head, I wondered why do I think like that. Is it because of my lack interaction to see how real girls acted? If Sakura is how real girls acted, then well, I don't want to be like that. Fan girls? Useless.
"Would you like Ichiraku's?" Sakura continued pestering Sasuke.
"Sakura-chan!" Naruto cried. "Don't care about what that teme thinks! It's whether you want Ichiraku's or not!"
"Sasuke-kun," Sakura persists. All the while, 'Sasuke-kun' was being an emo douche bag.
"... You Team Seven are like a love triangle," I said as surprise expressions appeared. Well, only for Sakura and Naruto; Sasuke was still being an emo douche bag but his eyes were alight with curiousity.
"What do you mean?" Naruto asked, cocking his head to a side.
Biting back my smartass retort, I began to explain. "Well. Naruto, it's obvious you like Sakura."
Naruto's face brightened. "H-hey!"
"And Sakura, it's obvious you like that emo douche bag- sorry, I mean Sasuke."
Sasuke glared while Sakura blushed.
"But what about Sasuke?" Uncle asked, amused.
"Oh, by right, he's suppose to either like Sakura-" cue the stupid pinky blushing, I really want to kill her, "-but since he obviously don't like Sakura-" cue Sakura's face crumbling, haha, "-Sasuke should, according to my calculations, like Naruto."
"What?!" Naruto shouted.
"What?!" Sasuke spat.
"Yup," I nodded, shutting my eyes, "Sasuke's gay."
By the time I opened my eyes, I could only see Sasuke running towards me. The next thing I felt was a hard punch in the gut as I was thrown up.
"Kakashi sensei!" Sakura gasped.
"Do something!" Naruto shouted.
Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Uncle putting his book away, watching the upcoming battle with interest.
Standing up, I ran my arm across my chin, wiping the sweat away and then focused the chakra to my feet.
"Uchiha Sasuke," I growled. "Never heard of the rule, guys don't hit girls? And also..." My hands flared with gold as I ran forward. "Never get me angry!"
Maybe I should elaborate that I have a HUGE temper that gets out of control very easily....
Sasuke's eyes narrowed as he grabbed a kunai, throwing it in my direction. I dodged, bringing my hands together. Dear God please fasten my hand seals...
With difficulty, thanks to my slow hand seals forming speed, I formed the seal of the dog, ox and rat, thinking about nature releases. Please, please, anything, anything.
A faint glow of chakra was flared around my hands before it disappeared. Too late I discovered that Sasuke had formed hand seals and a great fireball was heading my way. Faster faster come on hands move faster! In the nick of time, I formed enough hand seals and teleported behind Sasuke without anyone noticing.
Sakura, Naruto and Uncle were staring with disbelief at the spot I was just on. Sasuke frowned, waiting for the flames to clear, only to realize I wasn't there. Taking my chance, I pushed my chakra to my arm and swung my arm forward.
Sasuke turned and with his quick reflexes, he grabbed my arm. "You...." I rasped out, feeling my chakra fading.
He raised an eyebrow, tightening his grip on my arm. "What's wrong? Go on; fight me. You have a chance now; what are you waiting for?"
"You can sense it," I spat out, clenching my other hand into a fist. "You know that my chakra has faded."
"Well, then." Sasuke's eyes darkened as his other arm brought out a shurriken. "It's my turn."
"That's enough, both of you."
In an instant, Sasuke's grip on me was released as Uncle both pulled us apart from the scruff of our shirts. "You two should start learning to work together."
"With him and the rest of this hopeless group? Please," I snorted, crossing my arms.
"Hey! Watch who you are calling hopeless! I am going to be the next hokage, believe it!"
"Dream on!" I shouted, struggling to get out of Uncle's grip. "Lemme go!"
"There's no way you can expect me to get along with this annoying person and any of Team Seven," Sasuke said coldly. "They only hinder me."
"Me? Hinder you?" My eyes narrowed. "You hinder me!"
"Enough already!" Uncle gave us each a shake. "The both of you. You two are the ones out of the rest of the team who are the most unwillingly to work together. You have to understand that teammates; friends will only push you and help you, not hinder you! And the both of you, attacking each other! What are you thinking of?"
"He started it!" I started, pointing a finger in his direction.
"She insulted me first," Sasuke replied calmly.
Uncle sighed, setting us both on our feet and walking towards Ichiraku's. "Listen, all of you. After lunch, I shall set up an obstacle course for all of you. You shall all attempt to help each other. Only when everybody has pass then I'd get you guys a new mission."
"Like I care for some crappy D-ranked mission," I muttered.
Sakura frowned at me. "You should start learning to respect your elders, Mika."
"And you should stop learning to stalk boys, Sakura."
Our glare off was interrupted by the bowls of ramen placed in front of us. Naruto, who was next to Sakura, ate finish a bowl before I started on my next spoonful. Sakura, who was beside Sasuke, wrinkled her nose. Sasuke gave a very unimpressed grunt as he started on his ramen.
Me, who was beside Sasuke thanks to my stupid Uncle who was beside me chewed my ramen like a normal sane person. After the lunch, Uncle immediately set up the obstacle course. This time, Sasuke did try to assist Sakura and Naruto.
But not me.
I pushed forward, jumping through the tired set on the floor, determined to finish first and then start slacking.
"Hey, watch out!"
I was tackled on the ground by an unknown force. Feeling the familiar chakra signature, I growled. "Sasuke... You'd better have an awesome explanation why are you stopping me when I am going to finish the stupid course."
"There's a trap in front of you," Sakura informed me in matter of fact tone.
"O-oh..." I stood up, looking at Sasuke, feeling my face flush from embarrassment. "Erm. Sorry. I guess."
He smirked. Uncle gave me a closed eye smile. "Well, well, well. Little Mika. Finally able to put up with her teammates. So you need teammates, do you?"
"Shut up," I muttered, crossing my arms.
"Oh, your latest mission is to pull weeds. What you waiting for? Start pulling!"
Grumbling, we got to our knees and started pulling. I noticed Sasuke looking at me so I barked, "What?"
He pointed to his cheek. "You've got mud there."
"Oh?" Swiping my arm across it, I smiled. "Heh. Thanks. You know what, Sasuke? You're not so bad."
Sasuke smirked, turning back to pulling his weeds. "You're not so bad either."