"Ino, are you sure about this," the pink haired one of the duo asked.
"Of course Sakura! This will be the perfect way to find our replacements!" the blonde explained as she clutched the stack of papers to her chest.
"But I mean, a battle to determine the strength of these girls' hearts seems a little weird." Sakura sat down and looked at one of the flyers she and Ino had made up last night. This all seemed so much more logical when she had a little sake in her, Tsunade was rubbing off on her. The flyer read:
Have you got a crush on someone?
Want to express you love with other others who agree?
Do you want to be able to lead a generation of stalkers?
Come to Training Ground 7 Ready to Fight if You Answered Yes
A Contest of the Heart Will Be Held on the Eve the First Organization Was Created
If You Don't Know This Info We Already Deem You Disqualified
Winner or Winners Take Control of the Organization!
Ino smiled at her friend and hit her on the back. "Oh come on Sakura! It will definitely work! I've seen so many love sick girls around the village lately, a lot of them being little sister's to those of our girls! They're bound to come with a little push from their elders," the blonde encouraged. "Now come on! We have loads of flyers to post up before tomorrow."
Sakura sighed and stood up. "If that's what you think is best I'll trust you. But if anything goes wrong, the blame is on your head Ino-Pig."
Ino put her hands on her hips, "And what does that mean Billboard-Brow?" The two glared at each other taunting the other until they started into a fit of giggles. "Haven't done that in awhile."
Sakura shook her head in laughed. "Maybe this will be a good idea," Sakura thought aloud as the giggles subsided.
"That's the spirit! Now hurry up we've got work to do!" Ino cheered punching the air before both girls sprung off in different directions to put up their sake-broken-heart induced flyers.
"Gah! That mission was a disaster! How could he have shown up?" a young jounin growled as she slung her usual black coat over her shoulder. Her short brown hair waved in the wind as she glared at the ground. "We were so damn close to getting that scroll too!"
The kunoichi continued her rant as she walked away from Hokage tower. Her last mission had been disastrous when that one missing nin showed up. Damn Uchihas, all of them knew how to show up at the exact wrong time! Why the hell did her childhood (and current) crush have to be a damn missing nin? A missing nin that happened to target the same treasures she was always after?
As she made her way to her apartment complex where most jounin resided, a bright neon pink paper caught her eye. "What the hell now?" she growled stomping up to the sign. She snatched it off the pole which she leaned on and read it to herself. She had to laugh, it was hard not to.
The Organization, or as she referred to it the United Stalkers of Konoha, was looking for new leadership eh? There was a way to take out her frustrations of the latest failed mission. Who knows? She even had a chance of leading another bunch of United Uchiha Stalkers. She slipped the paper into her pocket and put her coat on correctly.
"Well, this could be fun. Never said the stalkers couldn't chase an S-class missing nin such as Uchiha Itachi," Rachael laughed.
On the other side of town, a girl in an equally foul mood made her way towards her temporary residence. The corset wearing girl swiftly made her way to her home, geared with her fan, her Suna headband reflecting light. "He was there, and Nii-san wasn't this time. Someone is so going to pay," she growled.
Much like her mission partner, she had been on another failed collection mission because he had shown up. The red head was just glad that the two missing nin's sudden appearance in the forest way home had the same effect on the other girl. It would have been odd for the other village's nin to see her that way, even if the two had become good friends since their gennin days, they were jounin now.
She hated having connections to those damn red cloud clad, ring and nail polish wearing nin, it made her life more difficult than necessary. As she made her way into her complex, an insanely bright piece of paper on the bulletin board caught her eye. She walked over to it and roughly snatched it from the pin making passerby's question her delicate demeanor.
The girl read the paper and raised an eyebrow at its contents. "Oh you have to be joking. Rachael wasn't lying about the stalker ways of the kunoichi 'round here," she smirked. She put a hand on her fan after folding the sheet of paper and storing it. She would have to find out the day of this event.
"This should be interesting. Maybe Deidara will get wind of it and see me as more than just Sasori-niisan's sister," Akina mused.
Over by Training Grounds 7, another young jounin kunoichi sat in a slightly foul mode. Her black clothes allowed her to blend with the shadow of the tree she sat under. She was currently thinking about the one guy who was a walking contradiction like herself, he made her life bliss and yet hell all at once. It was annoying as..well hell.
"Damned idiot too..too him for his own good!" she growled as she kicked off her shoes to relax. Her brown hair ruffled in the breeze and she tied it up into its average ponytail. "Stupid stupid cute idiot!" she grumbled.
As she lounged under a tree, said idiot's pink haired team mate came up to her. "Oh here, please take this!" the blossom girl squeaked shoving the equally pink paper into the darker kunoichi's hand. Sakura was off again before the girl got out a word of confusion. She read the paper over and laughed.
This was exactly what she needed for that moron to notice her. She hated calling him a moron, but it was just too true. Only he could go so long without noticing the girl chasing him, must have picked that up from his blonde team mate as well. She stood up and put her shoes on before pocketing the paper.
She rubbed her hands evilly, "Well Sai, you're about to notice me now," giggled Jess.
There was something about today that was putting girls in Konoha into foul moods. Over near the river another kunoichi from Suna sat on a rock tossing stones. Her fiery raven hair blew in her face as she sunk a few more round stones over the surface. "How could Kazakage-sama send me all the way out to Konoha? This isn't fair! I'm supposed to be one of his 'round the clock guards, and I get sent out here," she whined.
She was so very close to joining the ANBU ranks and making her job solely to guard his life, nothing else. But he and his siblings got the idea that she needed to be with her friends for awhile and sent her to Konoha with Akina to be with Rachael and Jess until they called her back. And if the blonde had her way it would be a good damn while too, she was sick of the fiery girl being around so much.
The wind picked up and a bright thing came fluttering at her. She pulled out her katana and struck the paper so it remained on her blade. A blonde up the shore smiled and told her to keep it before dashing off with an armful of the things. The raven girl snatched the paper off and read it over once before falling off the rock laughing.
She lay on the grass looking at the sky as she clutched the paper. Jess had told her about the stalker girls but this was highly amusing. That was one way to make him notice her as more than a guard and get revenge at his sister for sending her away.
"Hmm, I'll make this contest a little more exciting and Gaara will be mine," Oni smirked.