She walked up to Konoha’s gates and
met the two ninjas guarding the gates.
“Who are you and what is your business
here?” One growled.
“I have to see the Hokage of this village
immediately.” The woman murmured.
“Do you have the proper paperwork?” The other guard asked.
“It’s about the Iwasawa clan.” She murmured.
One of the guards gasped. He recognized that name. “Very well,” He let her pass.
She walked quickly to the Hokage tower. “Sarutobi-sama,” She gasped, finally feeling her deep wounds.
Sarutobi Azuma looked at her. It couldn’t be her. She died a long time ago.
She smiled softly. “Yes Sarutobi, it is I. Izuka Iwasawa.”
“You’re dead.” He said, not believing what was in front of his face. An Iwasawa, alive.
She placed the bundle in his arms. “She is the very last of the Iwasawa clan. Ellen is my god-daughter. Her parents are dead and I am the only other survivor of the Iwasawa massacre. And as you can see, I am dying.” Blood came out of her mouth. She chuckled dryly.
“What do you want me to do with her?” Sarutobi asked.
“Raise her in Konoha and let her join the academy to become the best ninja she could be.”
Sarutobi raised an eyebrow. The Iwasawa’s were known for the passive members they brought up.
Izuka smiled. “Look at her. She is no pacifist.”
Sarutobi looked at the baby. She cooed and then scowled. He laughed. “She’s a shinobi in the making already.”
Izuka nodded, already feeling weak from the blood loss. “She can already talk perfectly, despite being two months and is potty-trained. Her first sentence was, ‘Teach me how the toilet works.’”
Sarutobi chuckled. “Alright Izuka. I’ll do my best.”
Izuka thanked him. “Make sure she has
plenty of reading materials.”
He nodded. Seeing as she was already
crumbling into dust, he said, “Good-bye
Iwasawa members crumbled into dust
when they died and every trace of them vanished.
Izuka did the same and he picked up the baby. “Hello Ellen. Why don’t I find you a home with the Hyuuga’s?”
He disappeared and reappeared in the Hyuuga’s gates. Walking up to Hiashi Hyuuga, the clan’s leader, he placed the baby in his arms.
“What’s this?” Hiashi asked.
“This is the last Iwasawa living.” Sarutobi told him. “I was hoping you would raise her until she leaves.”
“Didn’t all the Iwasawa’s die in the massacre?” He asked questioningly.
“I thought so too, until Izuka Iwasawa appeared in my office a while ago.” Sarutobi answered. “SO will you take her or not. If not, I’ll be taking her to the Uchiha manor.” He knew Hiashi would take her at the mention of Uchiha’s taking her.
Hiashi’s arms tightened around the small girl. “No, we’ll take her. Hizashi’s been wanting another child, so he’ll be glad to raise her.”
Sarutobi looked at him sharply. “There is one thing you should know about Ellen. She can be branded with your mark. But if there is one mark on her besides that, I will take her to the Uchiha’s. Am I understood?”
Hiashi nodded. She would be marked as soon she was old enough. “How old is she?”
“Two months.” Ellen said simply. “And I’ll thank you to talk to me because I am right here.”
Hiashi looked at her in confusion. “You talk?”
“Well, no shit Sherlock.” She said sarcastically.
Sarutobi looked at her. “Mind your manners. This is your new clan’s head.”
Ellen looked down ashamed. “Sorry. Didn’t know who you were.”
“It’s alright, just don’t do it again.”
Hiashi said. He looked where Sarutobi
had been, only to find him gone. He
looked back at the baby. “Well, you’re
going to living with my brother in the
branch house. He will explain all the rules
and customs of the Hyuuga’s to you.”
She looked at him sharply, seriousness
lining her delicate features. “When will I be marked?” At his incredulous look, she laughed. “I am not just any baby, Hyuuga’s head. I am no more a baby than you. I expect to be treated with some respect, unless you wish to experience the scorn of the Iwasawa clan. I don’t believe the elders would approve of that much, do you?”
He shook his head. “You shall be marked at the beginning of tomorrow. Hizashi is just up ahead. He has a son, Neji, who is about a year ahead of you.”
When Hizashi saw his older brother coming, he ran up to meet him. “Hello, Hiashi-sama. What can I do for you?”
He held Ellen out. “You will be raising the last of the Iwasawa clan. Tomorrow she will be marked and I expect her to flourish under you care.” He turned around and left, just as quickly as he came.
Hizashi didn’t know what he was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t for the baby to let out a string of cuss words about his older twin brother.
“Stupid mother fucker,” Ellen let out a string of words that Hizashi would dare not repeat.
“You can talk,” Hizashi gasped.
“No. No one ever told me I could talk.” Ellen said sharply.
He sighed. Hizashi was so going to have his hands full with this one.
TEN YEARS LATER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I jumped from roof top to roof top. “Damn,” I muttered. “Neji is so going to pay for fucking with my alarm clock.”
Neji dear had decided to turn off my alarm and make me late for my first day as a genin.
I made it just in time to see Naruto and Sasuke almost lip lock until I threw a kunai and they kissed it instead of each other.
Naruto was about to start in on the guy
who pushed him, but Iruka-sensei walked in.
“Listen up everybody!” He shouted. “It is
time to list the teams, so shut up.”
Everybody listened as they wanted to know what teams they were on.
“Team seven consists of Naruto Uzumaki, Sakura Haruno, Sasuke Uchiha, and… Ellen Hyuuga.” Naruto was pouting, Sakura cheering, Sasuke glaring at me, and I was bored.
I wanted to barf. Sasuke Uchiha and me on a team? Working together?
I felt sorry for our team mates and sensei.
However, I was feeling a lot less sorry every minute sensei was late.
Naruto was putting an eraser in between the door and frame, making it so whoever opened the door would get hit with eraser.
'If that Jounin falls for that, I'll tell the truth for the next days.' I thought.
He finally walked in and was hit by the eraser.
You sure that you're a Jounin?” I mumbled.
He glared at me. My first impression of you... is that you're all idiots. Meet me on the roof.” He disappeared.
I began walking up the building while the others ran for the stairs.
I looked at our new sensei. Sharigan Kakashi Hatake. Ex-ANBU. He had been given the Sharigan when his team mate and best friend, Obito Uchiha was on his death bed..
When everyone else was up there, he began speaking. “Why don't we introduce ourselves? I'll go first. My name is Kakashi Hatake. My likes, my dislikes, um my dreams don't really matter. “He looked at Naruto. “Go, blondie.”
Naruto jumped up. “I'm Naruto Uzumaki! I like ramen and I dislike the three minutes it takes to make the ramen. My dream is to become Hokage. Believe it!”
Kakashi sweat-dropped. 'A ramen freak. Great.' “Pinkie.”
Sakura smiled at Sasuke. “I'm Sakura
Haruno. I like,” Glance at Sasuke.
“My adorable Sasuke-kun.” I muttered
so only the people closest to me could hear.
“I dislike Naruto and Ellen.” She yelled.
“My hobbies,” Glance at Sasuke.
“To stalk my cuddly Sasuke-kun.” I muttered.
Naruto turned his laugh into a cough.
“My dream,” Whadda know, another glance at Sasuke.
“Is to force my wonderful Sasuke-kun to marry me and have him all to myself.” Even Kakashi laughed at that.
Somehow knowing she was the cause of the laughter, she glared at me.
“Anger-management boy.” Kakashi stated.
Sasuke looked at me. “Sasuke Uchiha. I like nothing and dislike everything. My dream is to kill a certain man and revive my clan.”
The reason he looked at me was because Itachi had been my best friend before the Uchiha massacre. I had sworn never to speak of the true reason Itachi had massacred his clan and never would.
Kakashi was puzzled. Why had Sasuke looked at me when he had spoken. He would ask the Hokage later. “You girl.”
“Ellen Hyuuga. I like reading and fighting. I dislike chicken butt, aka Sasuke Uchiha, and stalker chick, we all know who that is. I also dislike lazy, perverted sensei;s who enjoy being late. My hobbies are reading and trapping people in genjutsu that mentally and emotionally scar them for the rest of their pathetic lives. My dream is to find Itachi and give him a great big hug.” I drawled, loving the looks on their faces, especially Sasuke's.
Kakashi sweat-dropped. 'A ramen freak, a stalker/ fan-girl, a revenge obsessed Uchiha, and a very sadistic Hyuuga. Joy!' He stood. “Meet me tomorrow on training ground 7 at five o' clock.” He started to disappear. “Oh, and don't eat breakfast.”
“Why?” Sakura asked.
“You'll puke it up.” He disappeared for
I rolled my eyes and snickered. The
others turned to me.
“WTF was that about?” Sasuke growled.
“Itachi killed my clan and you want to hug him?”
I nodded. “Yup. I miss him a lot. He was the only one who listened. Technically, chicken butt, you owe him and if you don't leave now, I'll tell your fan club where you sleep.” I grinned.
“You wouldn't,” His eyes narrowed.
“Try me,” I smiled. I opened my mouth and screamed, “Sakura, Ino, I know where Sasuke,” A hand covered my mouth.
“Remove your hand from my person immediately. I have no qualms about screaming RAPE or KIDNAP.” I ordered.
“Shut up,” A very familiar voice said.
“Itachi,” I gave him a hug. “So how've you been?”
“I'm fine. Now I need you to tell Sarutobi that I am alive and I need you to meet with me in two days. I need to introduce you to some of the Atasuki.”
I shrugged. “Sure, I'm sure I can make time between torturing your brother and annoying the hell out of the rest of the village.” I smiled and then hugged him again. “I've missed you Itachi.”
“I've missed you too. You still are welcome to come with me.” He offered.
I shook my head. “I'm still needed here, but I will come with you one day.”
He handed me a leafnin headband. “It's my old one. You deserve it more than I do.”
I slipped my headband off and tied his on. “Thanks Itachi. You better go before someone catches you here.”
He disappeared. As I walked to the Hokage's office, I thought about things. The Uchiha massacre. The Iwasawa massacre. The soon-to-be murder of sensei if he didn't stop poking his nose where it didn't belong.
I stormed into the Hokage's office, interrupting an argument between sensei and the Hokage..
Kakashi had been vying for information
He looked at me. “Why are you here?”
He asked rudely.
“None ya.” I spat back. “And if you want
to know something ask me. Don't go behind my
back, dumb ass.”
“I will talk to you later.” Kakashi was dismissed. He hid behind a door.
“Well, Iwasawa Ellen,” Sarutobi began. “What's so important that you interrupt a meeting between you sensei and I?”
Kakashi's eyes widened. I was an Iwasawa? Iwasawa members were passive members, not to mention dead. He was even more surprised at what was said next.
“Itachi is alive.” I told the Hokage. “Is there anything you want me to do about it?”
Kakashi burst in. “If he's alive, he needs to be executed immediately. He destroyed an entire clan. Well, except for Sasuke.”
I threw him against the wall. “You know not of which you speak.”
Kakashi didn't know which to be more surprised about: the fact that a genin restrained him or that a Hyuuga defended a Uchiha.
“He killed his family.” He said. “Your new team mate was the only one he left alive. You should want him dead.”
“We are all different people.” I said angrily. “Had you known what known why Itachi killed them, you would understand why I don't want him dead.”
“Are you going to tell me?” He asked surprised when I let him go.
“Not a chance, because you would tell Sasuke. I enjoy tormenting him.” I said smugly.
Kakashi looked at the Hokage. “You tell me then.”
Hokage smiled sheepishly. “I don't actually know.” He pointed at me. “Only she knows, and she being who and what she is, I believe her.”
Kakashi was in disbelief. “You go on the word of this child that Itachi Uchiha isn't dangerous.”
“No,”I corrected. “Itachi is very very dangerous. He's just not dangerous to me.”
“And why not?” Kakashi asked
“Because I never gave up on him.” I said
“He's not dangerous to you because you
never gave up on him?” Kakashi laughed.
Sarutobi sighed. “Your grave,”.
I stood up, letting my power fly wildly around me. “He was my best friend and my only friend. He stayed when no one else did. He never lied to me. Why would he start now?”
“There's only one other person who knows why Itachi massacred his clan.” Hokage told Kakashi.
“The toad Sannin.” Kakashi grinned. His hero, the maker of the Ichi Ichi Paradise books. Surely, his hero would tell him.
I eyed him, knowing what was going through his head. I smirked. “Unfortunately, Ero-Sannin has strict orders from Itachi that specify he has to ask Itachi or myself before telling anyone.”
Kakashi groaned. 'Man, they have everything covered.'
Sarutobi sighed. “I have important work to do, so you two get out of my office.”
I disappeared, while Kakashi walked out the door.
I reappeared in my room. Walking down, I scared Neji out of his wits.
“Quit doing that imouto,” He yelled.
“Then quit messing with my alarm clock, nii-san.” I stuck out my tongue.
Neji snickered. “Can't promise it.”
I did a small jutsu and Neji's mouth shut. I smiled evilly at him. “Sorry Neji dear, I can't hear you.” I snickered.
I pranced off, Neji trailing behind me. Hizashi was in his study and he waved as I went by.
The jutsu wore off at dinner and Neji proceeded to narc on me.
I was grounded tomorrow and the next
day. I was to come straight home from training.
“If I take two more days of punishment,
may I have the day after tomorrow off?” I asked
“Make it three,” Neji challenged.
Hizashi nodded. “Alright, but I hope you won't do anything too illegal.”
'Conversing with a missing nin who slaughtered everyone in his clan, but Chicken butt, then meeting with the Atasuki,” I thought. 'Nope, not illegal at all.' “Of course,” I said aloud.
“Dismissed,” He waved his hand.
I ran out of the room, ignoring Neji's protest.
I went up in my room and began studying copies of the Forbidden scrolls. I was also working on my flash-step, but I needed a clone to take my place while I went to Itachi , because I didn't know how long I would be away.
I did the hand signs perfectly. A second me popped up and looked at me.
“Hey,” She waved.
I threw a sock at her and she poofed. Satisfied, I hid the scroll and worked on my flash-step until I fell asleep.
I woke up at four and got dressed. I wore a tank-top with a rose and jeans with converse.
I grabbed four apples and ate one on the way.
I got there and saw the others already there. I tossed my apple core in the bushes.
I hit them in the head with an apple each.
“Sensei said not to eat.” Sakura glared.
“He'll be late and you'll waste energy you can't spare waiting for him. You can eat it or not.” I shrugged.
Naruto chomped on it, while Sasuke eyed
it suspiciously. He took a bite and began eating.
After Sasuke began eating, Sakura
deemed it safe too, so she began to eat it.
I began to meditate. In my inner world, I
Kakashi was suddenly in my face. “Wake up!” He shouted.
I slowly opened my eyes and he saw his death. He backed away slowly.
He began, “The task is to take these three bells from me before noon. The one who doesn't have a bell will be tied to the stump. If you fail, you will be sent back to the academy.” He finally noticed I wasn't listening. I had put my headphones on and was bobbing my head to MCR.
“But sensei,” Sakura said. “Won't we hurt you?”
Okay. At that I snorted. “You, a WEAK,” Emphasizing the WEAK, “Genin, hurt that lazy jounin. Plu-ez. What world do you live in?”
She whirled on me. “You couldn't hurt him, but my Sasuke-kun could.”
“Unless you come at me with the intent to kill, you won't be able to get these bells.” Kakashi spoke.
After Naruto decided to run at Kakashi, we started.
Kakashi opened his perverted book. He gave Naruto the pain of 1,000 deaths.
I stared. That was one super-ass poke. I watched as my team-mates got captured.
Naruto fell for a trap and was hung up by his feet.
Sasuke showed his fire jutsu that the clan was well known for.
Sakura was trapped in an genjutsu. Then she fainted when she saw Sasuke's head.
“They put us on teams for a reason, you three.” I sighed as I helped them out. “We're supposed to use teamwork.”
Plucking a few blades of grass, I created
spears. I looked at them. “You going to help?”
They nodded while Chicken-butt “HN”ed.
“Sasuke, I need lots of trip- wires.
Naruto,use your shadow-clones. Sakura, I need
you to trap Kakashi in a genjutsu.” I planned.
After they left, Kakashi appeared. “You are the last one standing. You going to fight or walk away like a true Iwasawa?” He saw the spears.
I grinned ferociously. “Battle on,”.
I looked at him and and lunged head on. WE battled like this for a few minutes until I saw the signal for the trip-wires.
I ran towards them, stopping suddenly. Kakashi was electrocuted by the trip-wires and dog-piled on by the Naruto clones. Sakura trapped him in a genjutsu.
I snatched the bells and handed one to everyone, not keeping one for myself.
When Sakura finally released him from the genjutsu, he was dazed.
I had Sasuke burn up Kakashi's real-life Ichi Ichi Paradise. It was so worth it, seeing the look on Kakashi's face while he ran off screaming.
We grinned. Sasuke smirked.
“Thank you,” I waved. I went home because I was grounded.
'Maybe being on a team isn't so bad.' I thought. 'They sure are fun to torture.'
When I got home, I packed my bag for the stay with Itachi. I packed a few weapons because with Itachi around you never know what could happen.
I went to the Hokage. Unfortunately, he wasn't there, so I left him a message.
I must go out of the village for a few days. Tell Kakashi a lie or something, but no one can follow me. There's a clone pretending to me, so no one suspects anything. I'll see you soon.
After leaving the note on his desk, I jumped out the window. Not caring who was watching, I flash-stepped out the gates and made my way to where Itachi and I agreed to
Kakashi watched as his student went out
the gates. He followed, but lost the chakra
signals about half-way there. So he searched for
He didn't find much. Just animals. He
turned back dejectedly. 'I’m a go see the
Hokage.' He thought.
I smiled. “Take that Ero-sensei.” I continued on to the campsite. I arrived like thirty minutes later.
“Hello Itachi.” I greeted happily. “Hello fish man.”
They whirled around.
“Oh,it's you.” Itachi said. “Anyone try to follow you?”
I nodded. “Ero-sensei , but he gave up halfway.”
“Itachi, who's this and why does she wear the leaf nin headband?” Fish man said slowly.
“This is Ellen Iwasawa. She's a ninja of Konoha. And she gives information when I need it.” He shrugged. “Ellen, this is Kisame.”
“Okay, fish man.” I waved, a bit hyper. I
turned to Itachi. “You wanted me to meet the rest
of the Akatsuki?”
He nodded. “It will take another five hours
to reach headquarters. You have water?”
I rolled my eyes. “Duh.”
He rolled his eyes right back. “Well, come on. We want to get there before nightfall, don't we?”
I began walking. “So Itachi, tell me about the other members.”
“Pein has lots of piercings. Tobi is like a child, striving for approval. Sasori is a human puppet. He has incased himself in a body of his own creation. Deidara uses exploding clay. He has mouths all over his body. Kabuza takes care of finances. Hidan is some kind of religious priest who loves to kill. Madara Uchiha is never really seen.”
“So I might get to see the ancestor of the Uchiha clan? Awesome!” I cheered.
“Those are probably the people you will see.” Kisame added. “If you see anyone else, its either a prisoner, Konan, or Zetsu.”
“Yes fish man sir.” I saluted Kisame.
“I could always call you blue gills.” I offered.
“No fish man's fine.” He sighed. 'Although I wish you would just call me Kisame.'
Itachi looked back at us. “Make no mistake Kisame. She may look like a little girl, but she has the intelligence of one older than Madara. That's why she is here with us.”
I looked at Kisame. “I am a little girl. While I am mature in the mind, I still have rapid mood swings and I tire much more easily than I should. So make no mistake, I am a child.”
Kisame stayed quiet until we reached the headquarters. Once we go there, he ran off.
Itachi escorted me inside where everyone was waiting. A boy with a mask bounded over to us.
“Tobi wants to say hello.” He said
“Hi Tobi.” I said. “I'm Ellen Iwasawa.”
Silence fell over the rest of them. Finally
a voice spoke up. “Can't be an Iwasawa. They all
died like a decade ago.” It was a dude with lots of
“Well Pein,” I began. “If you had paid more attention to the history lesson, you would have known that an old woman and a baby escaped, although I'm not sure anyone else knows.”
“It's not possible. I should know. I mean, I killed them.”
The room fell silent, not knowing what I would do with this new piece of information.
Well, I can tell you what. They certainly didn't expect what I did.
I ran and hugged him, while singing, 'Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.'