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Sakura Rising

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As much as Konoha would like to say this was a normal day, that would be a lie. It was an infamous day. Today was the day the new generation of shinobi and kunoichi graduated from the Konoha Ninja Academy and started their path to being ninja of Konoha. Gods help us all.

In the Academy, almost all the students were gone but for four poor souls. Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke, and Uchiha Sai. They were waiting on their sensei and getting rather angry at being stuck at the Academy on their own.

"Oh my GODS! Why the hell are we still here?! Waiting for some flaky bastard to show up?!" The pink haired girl-or should I say only girl-shouted angrily.

"Calm down Sakura." Sasuke and Sai said in unison.

Sakura glared at the two but sighed and slumped in her seat. "I'm going to kill our sensei." She grumbled.

"And we'll help you but we can't do anything until the asshole gets here." Sai grumbled back.

"Who's an asshole?" A grey haired man asked as he stepped through the door. He wore a mask on the lower half of his face and his hitai-ate was displayed proudly on his forehead. Like Sasuke and Naruto's were. Sai and Sakura preferred to wear theirs around their hair (Sakura) or around their neck (Sai).

"You are." Sai and Sakura said in unison. Sasuke and Naruto nodded. They were hungry and pissed off.

"Well how rude. Anyway, let's go to another place to introduce ourselves and then I'll give you your first assignment for tomorrow." Kakashi sighed. He had a feeling he was gonna regret leaving Anbu to take this team. No matter how much he loved the Third Hokage, Kakashi felt like he was getting stiffed somehow.

The small group relocated to the roof of the Academy and Kakashi looked them over. "I'm Hatake Kakashi. I'm your Genin sensei. I like many things and I dislike many more. My dreams are my own and that's that." He said.

"I'm Haruno Sakura. I'm 12. I like sweets, flowers, and genjutsu. I dislike being belittled for my gender, fangirls, and tardy assholes. My dream is to become a renowned kunoichi and rule the I mean head Anbu." Sakura said. Kakashi blinked. Was this girl insane?

"I'm Uchiha Sasuke. I'm also 12 and I like tomatoes, genjutsu, ninjutsu, and fighting. I dislike sweets, fangirls, and tardy assholes. My dream is to earn the acknowledgment of my Clan and help Sakura rule the I mean head Anbu." Sasuke said. Kakashi blinked again. Insanity seemed to be contagious.

"I'm Uzumaki Naruto. I'm 12 and I like ramen. I dislike how long it takes to make ramen, tardy assholes, and being looked down on. My dream is to become Hokage." Naruto said. Kakashi was really starting to think the Hokage was punking him or something. Of course he'd stick him with three future psychopaths.

"My name is Uchiha Sai. I'm 12 obviously. Also an Uchiha. Obviously. I like to draw and paint, Sakura, and pranks. I dislike tomatoes, sweets, fangirls, and tardy assholes. My dream is to put Uchiha Madara down for good. He's also a tardy asshole. And a pervert to boot." Sai said innocently. Yup. Kakashi was being punished for something. He wasn't sure what yet but the Third was definitely punishing him.

"Okaaaay then. Tomorrow, we're going to have a teamwork exercise. I wouldn't eat if I were you or you'll throw up. I'll see you all bright and early tomorrow morning." Kakashi said. He planned on doing some recon on these four nutjobs before he went though. No way he was gonna underestimate them (too late for that Kakashi).

Kakashi left them to their own devices and Sasuke smirked. "Dinner at my place?" He asked. Sakura and Naruto nodded happily. Sasuke's mom made the best food in Konoha.