I sat on the ground, my knees hugged to my chest. People around me were disappearing fast, and I didn't think I could take much more. Sasuke had left and joined Orochimaru, Yamato had left because his job was done, Sakura and Naruto had gone back to get Kakashi-sensei back, and Sai had gone in search of Sasuke on his own. Captain Yamato told us he had left with Orochimaru, too, but I refused to believe that. If it was true, I just kept telling myself it wasn't because it helped me cope. Actually, I just didn't WANT it to be true. I sighed and grabbed my belongings, standing up to continue on my way. Since Sai had left like everyone else, I decided to go look for him. I trudged along, staring at the ground as the sun started to sink below the horizon. I walked and walked until it was almost completely dark. I spotted a rock up ahead in the barren wasteland I was walking through. It had a hole in it that appeared to be the mouth of a cave. I need a place to stay for the night so I figured this was the best I was gonna get. I crossed my arms over my chest as the temperature faded with the light. I picked up my pace as I walked over to the cave. I rushed inside so that I could build a fire as soon as possible. I wasn't exactly afraid of the dark but it made me a little more uneasy than I'd be in daylight. I stopped dead in my tracks. Instead of a small little cavern, there was a huge tunnel leading forward. I stood there, thinking over my options. Finally, I just decided to take my chances and go down the creepy corridor. I felt the floor slope a little and I realized the tunnel was moving underground. A little ways down, lit torches started lining the wall. I debated with myself if I should go back, but I decided against it. I slowed down as the floor began to level again. The corridor opened up into a huge room with torches lining the walls all around. I wandered into the center and just stood there, looking around as if waiting for someone like Kakashi-sensei to come in and tell me that it was time to get going for training or something. But he never came. I stood there for what seemed like hours.
"Well, well, if it isn't little Mika." someone said. Their voice echoed through the room. My eyes darted around until I spotted a silhouette in the shadows made by the glowing fire from the torches. The person stepped forward so that I could see their face.
"K-Kabuto?" I asked. He smirked at me and pushed his glasses a little farther up his nose.
"Hmm, why are you here all by yourself, Mika-Mika?" he asked me.
"Quit with the nicknames." I told him.
"Aw you're no fun." he said. "But really, why are you here all alone? Where's the rest of Team Kakashi?" All the while that smirk never left his lips.
"They're not here, obviously. I'm on my own mission so don't distract me from my goal. I just needed a place to stay for the night so I wandered in here."
"And what's this mission you're on?"
"I'm not telling you. While I don't really have anything against you I don't trust you either. Besides, if I did feel like telling you, you'd just make fun of me about it."
"No, I won't. I promise." He smiled at me sweetly. I looked at him for a moment and gave in.
"I'm. . . searching for someone." I said. His eyes glinted with mischief.
"Oh, really? And would this person happen to have the Uchiha bloodline?" he asked.
"Actually, no. I gave up on him a while ago. It was his choice to leave, and if he truly cares, he'll come back to us on his own. The person I'm looking for. . . I don't really know what bloodline he has, but I do know that he dropped something a little while ago and I need to return it to him." I pulled out the little picture book from my backpack and held it up.
"Well, if I knew who you were talking about, I'd be glad to help you. But, unfortunately, I don't. So, why don't you and I g--"
"Kabuto!" someone called. I stiffened. I knew that voice. "Who are you talking to." He stepped into the light beside Kabuto. I trembled with happiness and dashed forward. I tackled him into a huge hug, wrapping my arms around his bare middle and pressed my cheek against his chest.
"Sai!!" I screamed with joy. He stumbled backwards and we fell onto the ground. I never let go. He caught his breath and sat up on his elbows.
"So, is this who you were looking for?" Kabuto asked me, standing beside us as we lay on the ground.
"Yup!" I said. I stood up and helped Sai up. He was still a little speechless.
"W-Why are you here right now?" he asked.
"I came to find you. Believe it or not, I missed you. And I'm sure everyone else does too, including Naruto." I told him. "But seriously, Sai. If you ever leave me like that without telling me again, I. Will. Hurt. You." After saying that, I clung to his arm. "You had me worried."
"What's with all the noise in here?!" someone asked angrily. How many people are here, I thought. I turned around to face the person who spoke. My gaze was suddenly met with those piercing, red sharingen eyes that I remebered.
"Mika?!" he asked. I couldn't answer. Right then, I dropped to the floor. I blacked out, fainted. I hadn't seen him in so long. . . he left us. . . he abandoned us. . . he tossed us aside like we were nothing. . . and he used to claim that he was better than us. . .at least we didn't desert the people who cared about us. These were the thoughts I had in my last seconds of consciousness.
"You shouldn't be here when she wakes up. She might faint again." I heard Sai telling someone. I kept my eyes shut, wanting to listen in on the conversation.
"Yeah, I guess you're right. . . " Sasuke said. I felt someone run their fingers lightly down my side to my hip and then stop. Suddenly they jerked away.
"Not to sound rude, but I would appreciate it if you wouldn't touch her like that while she's sleeping." Sai said. Sasuke groaned in annoyance and I heard a door open and close. Then the bed dipped beside me and I guessed that someone had sat down. It seemed like a safe time to open my eyes, so I did. Sai was sitting on the edge of the bed, his elbows on his knees and his head in his hands. I inched forward carefully and wrapped my arms around his stomach.
"What's wrong, Sai?" I asked worriedly.
"M-M-Mika!" he stuttered. He twisted around a little so that he could look down at me.
"What's wrong?" I asked again. He sighed.
"Nothing. I was just thinking." he told me.
"Thinking about what?"
"Thinking about how I was worried about you when you fainted. You're okay now right?"
"Yeah, I'm okay." I let go of him and sat up. "I've just been pretty stressed lately. . ."
"I know I'm the cause of most of that. . . and I'm really sorry." He lay back onto the bed and his head ended up in my lap. He blushed a little. My fingers wandered (involentarily) down to the zipper on his jacket. He looked over at me, but he didn't look like he was going to protest. I grasped the zipper and proceeded to unzip it. Then I ran my fingers down his smooth chest, biting the inside of my bottom lip.
"Uh. . . Mika?" he asked. I snapped back to reality from my daydream.
"Hmm?" I asked. He smiled a sweet smile (which looked absolutely genuine). He rolled over onto his stomach and got up onto his hands and knees, movin towards me until he was so close our noses were almost touching.
"How much did you miss me exactly?" he asked, his breath mingling with mine. I got butterflies in my stomach as soon as the words left his lips.
"W-Why do you ask?"
"I'm just curious. . . "
"Well. . . I missed you a lot? Is that that a good enough answer?"
"Nu uh." He crawled forward a little more and I moved backwards until i was lying horizontally on the bed, not being able to retreat any further.
"What kind of answer are you looking for then?"
"I'm not looking for a verbal answer. . . you just have to prove to me that you missed me a lot." He gave me an adorable ,closed- eyes smile.
"And how do I do that?"
"You can start by. . . teaching me something."
"Teaching you something? Well, that sounds pretty easy. What do you want me to teach you?"
"I want you to teach me how to be affectionate. You seem to be pretty good at it." I just looked at him with wide eyes. Showing affection? I didn't exactly know how to take that. Who did he want to show affection to?
"Who are you going to show affection to?"
"Why, you, of course!" He changed from his hands-and-knees position above you, to completely resting his body on top of yours.
"You want to show me affection?" I asked, a little astonished. I never expected Sai to ever ask me such a question. He nodded happily.
"So, what should I do first?" he asked. I figured, since he asked, I should tell him truthfully what I wanted him to do.
"You can start by. . . kissing me." I told him. He grinned and moved his face extremely close to mine, rubbing his nose against mine. He stayed there, looking down at me as if he enjoyed torturing me. Finally, I couldn't take it anymore so I just closed the gap myself, capturing his lips with mine. I could feel him smirk against my mouth as if that was his plan all along. After a moment, he pulled away.
"Okay, what do I do now?"
"Sai, just don't think about it! Then you'll know what to do." He gave me a funny look but kissed me again. He didn't do anything to intensify the kiss, so I figured I'd have to be the one to take over. I opened my mouth slightly and ran my tongue along the line of his bottom lip. He slowly opened his mouth. I guess it was because he wasn't completely sure of what to do. My tongue darted into his mouth and began massaging with his. As soon as he got the hang of it, he started fighting back, and our tongues wrestled together. I then put my hands on his shoulders and ran them down his arms, pushing his jacket off. He pulled his arms out and I tossed it in a random direction. I rolled over, taking Sai with me, so that I was on top. I pulled my mouth from his and trailed kisses down his bare neck, I nibbled at different spots on his neck until I felt him tense up underneath me and he arched his back slightly. I smiled to myself and began to lick and suck on that one spot. This action earned moans from Sai. I could tell he was trying to hold them back but he failed miserable. Soon, he just gave up and let them escape from his throat. I sat up a little bit so that I could breathe, looking down at him.
"Do you have an idea of what you should be doing now?" I asked him. He took a breath to calm his breathing and nodded. He then flipped me over and went to work on my neck. Surprisingly, he find my sweet spot in much less time than it took me to find his. He started sucking and proceeded to give me a hicky. We flipped again so that I was on top, stradling him. I pulled my shirt over my head and tossed it to the floor. I left him just long enough for me to kick my pants off. He followed my lead and did the same. The I resumed my position on top of his and we proceeded to make out again. Sai pulled down the sheets and we maneuvered ourselves beneath them together. He ended up on top of me again. But this time it seemed that he had decided to take over. He kissed my neck again and ran his hands up and down my sides, causing me to shiver. I entangled my fingers in his silky hair. I arched my back as he grinded his hips against mine.
"Sa-ai. . . " I moaned into the hot air around us. His hand started inching up my back to the clip on my bra.
"Hey, Sai, Sasuke wanted me to ask you if t-" Kabuto said, entering the room abruptly. He froze as soon as the door was open, his glasses fogging up slightly. A smirk played across his lips as he looked at us. I had my face buried in the crook of Sai's neck and he was lying on top of me, breathing unevenly.
"Kabuto, can't you knock?" Sai asked him, a genuine hint of anger and annoyance in his voice, which kind of surprised me.
"Well, I didn't think it was necessary since things like this never happen around here. But I see I was wrong. I'll just have to tell Sasuke that his business with you can wait."
"You totally ruined the moment!!" I yelled quietly into Sai's neck, but it was just loud enough for Kabuto to hear. He chuckled and left, slamming the door. I could hear laughing in the corridor. Sai just lay there on top of me. He made no attempt to continue or pull away.
"You're right, Mika, he did ruin the moment. . . " he muttered. I laughed and hugged his neck.
"You'll just have to show your affection for me later." I said with a giggle.