The growling got closer and closer, so did the red orbs. All of the sudden six red chakra tails popped out. You all tried to dodge but they wrapped around you and Sasuke.
“Oh no!” yelled Lee, “it’s got Arya and Sasuke!”
“That’s not an it Lee,” Neji said.
You looked down to see Naruto in his six tail form. Now you were truly scared.
“Naruto put them down,” Lee said, “they are not your enemies.”
Naruto roared sending chills down your spine. You closed your eyes. Naruto then ran off.
“Naruto!” Lee yelled and went after him.
Neji followed. You whimpered. You didn’t want to die. You looked toward Sasuke. He was trying to get out of Naruto’s hold only to get wrapped up even tighter. He looked at you and saw your frighten look.
‘It’ll be okay,’ he mouthed to you.
You shook your head as a tear fall down your cheek.
“Arya!” someone shouted from the left side of you all, “Sasuke!”
It was group 1. Sakura looked very worried at Naruto, but then looked determined. Naruto looked back and roared at them before trying to lose them as well. The tail around you started to get tighter. You coughed.
“Why did you get me?” you asked Naruto, “I did nothing to you…”
“In this state that doesn’t matter,” Sasuke stated, “all he cares about right now is killing and destroying….I’m sorry…”
You glared at Sasuke.
“Being sorry isn’t going to get us out of here!” you shouted only to have the tail wrap tighter around you.
You coughed more then Sasuke joined in as the tail around him did the same. You managed to look and see that your teammates and group 1 was far behind. They were just little specks. Naruto was too fast for them to keep up. You reached out to them. Tears fall down your cheek and on to Naruto’s tail. Naruto whimpered. He slowed down and jumped into a cave on a cliffside. He let you go and loosen his grip on Sasuke a bit. Sasuke took deep breaths. You looked up at Naruto. His ears were flat against his head. He looked very sorry at you.
“It’s fine,” you told him, “just calm down all right. I’m sure Sasuke will get punished for this.”
You glared up at him.
“And he’ll apologize too,” you said, “right?”
Sasuke nodded. Naruto dropped him to the ground. He didn’t change back when the others came to you. Neji helped you up. Sasuke mummer something, which caused Naruto to rage again.
“Sasuke just shut up!” you herd Sakura yell.
That stunned you a bit. Sakura was actually yelling at Sasuke. If she still was that little fangirl from way back then, that would have never happened. Hinata ran to Naruto and wrapped her arms around his midsection.
“Please calm down Naruto,” she pleaded with him.
Sia took a scroll and a paint brush out. Lee got into a fighting stance. One of Naruto’s claws raised. Your eyes widen.
“Lady Hinata!” yelled Neji as he ran to her.
The claw dug into Neji’s back. As he protected her. You frowned. Branch members, even if they were from different clans, were taught to also protect the main. It was a cruel life. Main’s life is in danger, branch protects main, main lives and branch die. You looked at the sky to see a flock of birds fly by.
When will I be free? You asked yourself.
You looked back when you herd Hinata shout. Neji was on his knees in a bit of pain, but he told her he was alright. She glanced back at Naruto. Naruto looked a bit sadden at what he had done. His form, then, slowly turned back to his real self. He passed out.
After a few hours, you all got to the gates of Konoha. Lee had volunteered to carry Naruto back on his back. Naruto hadn’t awoken yet. Sakura turned to Sasuke, you, and Neji
“I want all of you to follow Lee and me to the hospital,” she said.
“I have to report into the main of my own clan before I can do anything,” you stated.
Sakura nodded. You really wish you didn’t, but you had to. It was a rule in your clan. You swallowed as you walked past your clan’s gate. The other branch members looked at you with pity. Around your neck was a burn mark. You knocked on a door.
“Enter,” you heard the head say.
You walked in and bowed to the head.
“I have come back from my mission Lady Yuna,” you said.
She got up and looked you over. She narrowed her eyes at the burn mark. She slapped you across the face.
“You are no good if injured!” she yelled, “Be more careful next time you idiot!”
You gritted your teeth. You wanted to hit her or do something, but you couldn’t. That would have meant death for you. You bowed.
“I will try harder next time my lady,” you said before you left.
You headed to the hospital. On the way, there another bucket of water fell on top of you. You were soak and wet yet again. You took the bucket off to see that it was once again Kiba. He got ready to run only to see that you looked a bit soulless. You then continued on your way. Arkamaru whimpered. Kiba petted his head.
“I know boy,” he said, “something is wrong with her….”
You looked at the ground not looking at where you were going. You walked into Neji. He was let out after getting his back bandaged up. You stepped back and bowed.
“Sorry Neji,” you said.
He frowned and lifted your head. He saw the handprint from the slap.
“The head did this to you?” he asked.
You said nothing. You just looked away.
“Was Lady Yuna this angry with you getting injured?” he asked.
You sighed and looked at him.
“Something for you and the other branch Hyugas to remember,” you started, “you may think your life is hard in your clan, but I bet you that there is a clan out there that has it a lot worse.”
With that, you continued into the hospital. Neji frowned.
If only there was a way to change our fate… he thought.