In come Brookie-san, Willow-chan and yours truly! What could go wrong?
As I am sure you are aware, when the Akatsuki are training, there will always be problems spewing. It all started when Kisame soaked most of the members.
"Ooh ooh, here we go!" Lozzie grinned, watching as Itachi peeled his sodden cloak off of him, "I'll be taking that off you in a bit, Itachi-san!"
Brooke, who was standing beside Lozzie, rolled her eyes and muttered, "Honestly, Lozzie-san, you need to learn how to have self control...like me, and...woah, woah, he's running his hand through his hair!" she bit her lip as she watched Deidara trying to comb his knotted hair with his finger tips.
"Self control, huh?" Lozzie muttered, sneering and raising an eyebrow.
Willow, the third party member, stood up from her spot under a tree but did not turn off her games console she was playing, "Seriously you two...can't you two just stop this for one day?"
"Stop what?" the other two asked, not keeping their eyes off of their favourite members.
"This whole...spying thing...isn't it a little weird? Especially since they know you and all?"
Brooke and Lozzie looked at each other, "...Nah..." was their response, before they turned back to their targets.
Willow snorted, "Fine...fine...but I'm leaving now. I don't want anyone to think I am actually friends with you two...I'll go back to killing virtual characters." and she turned to walk back down the path, her eyes still glued to the console screen.
"Just because you're jealous that Obito-kun is not here." Lozzie muttered.
Willow froze to the spot, her eyes going wide and her cheeks going pink, "I...I..."
"Oh, snap!" Brooke chuckled, covering her mouth with her hand, "I think you just hit a nerve, Lozzie-san!"
"Would you like to say that again?" Willow asked, a hint of rage and darkness in her voice.
She switched off her console and stuffed it back into her jeans pocket, before turning around and glaring at Lozzie and Brooke.
"I said..." but before Lozzie could finish her sentence, she and Brooke were tackled into a heap, sent tumbling through the tent and landed in a puff of smoke, a bright red Willow pinning them down, all three of them laughing at the sudden crazy attack. At first they remained calm and just cleared their lungs but then they frozen remembering exactly where they had landed.
"Uh...ah...this may be a problem..." Brooke muttered as she and the others turned to look ahead of them, still in the heaped position.
All the Akatsuki members were looking back at them, as shocked and stunned.
"Brooke-chan?" Deidara was the first to speak, "What are you doing here, un?"
Brooke cheeks flushed when her crush said her name and she sat bolt upright, Willow clambering away trying to come to terms with what just happened.
"That's a good question." Pein said, taking steps towards them, his crazy purple eyes examining the girls closely.
They all scrambled to their feet, dusting themselves down as best as they could and went into some kind of weird military position, their backs straight and their arms to their sides.
"So?" Pein began again, "Answer the question. What are you doing here?" his voice was rather threatening, and although Brooke had a major interest in Deidara, she couldn't help biting her lip to hide the smile of admiration she had for the leader.
Deidara tried to step in again, standing in front of Brooke protectively, "Look, I'm sure this is just a misunderstanding. I'm sure they were just...checking up on us...you know, because it's been a while since they last visited."
"Exactly what I was thinking." Sasori added, standing to Deidara's side, slightly budging him out the way so he looked like the one protecting Brooke.
Lozzie was left disappointed when Itachi did not move from his spot, and envious of Brooke, Dammit! How come Brooke-san has so many admirers?! No fair!
Willow rolled her eyes at the men, but inside she was grinning and thinking, They're going for it...I knew it! But when Pein gave another menacing glare, not at all convinced by the suggestion from Deidara, she joined in with agreeing before stuttering, "Y...yeah that's it! They hit the nail on the head! Well done...they deserve a prize!"
Pein raised an eyebrow and sighed, "Very well, you can stay, but their will be no interruptions. We have a mere week to practise these acts and we are still not close to a finished performance."
"Maybe we can help?" Lozzie suggested.
Hidan, from behind Pein, chuckled slightly, "Right, and how are three runts, such as yourselves, going to help us?"
"RUNTS?!" Lozzie snapped, "Me and Brooke-san are only a year younger than Deidara-san and I'm taller than him!" (I have no idea how tall you guys are sooo...sorry...I can't say anything! All I know is Deidara is 5ft 4in and I'm 5ft 6/7ish XD)
Deidara's face flushed, "Thanks for that..." he muttered, embarrassed, feeling really small compared to the others.
"Ok then, let me rephrase that...how are three pests, such as yourselves, going to help us?" Hidan corrected himself, still grinning maliciously.
"We can start with me shutting you up!" Willow snapped, grinning wildly and cracking her knuckles.
Hidan frowned and was about to retaliate, when someone grab his arm. Tobi stood just behind him, his masked face obviously not showing how he was feeling, and pushed him back, "Nobody scares my Willow-sempai!" Tobi declared, before running to Willow and giving her a bone crushing hug.
"Ugh...someone...please...get this...thing offa me..." Willow gurgled as she could feel her airway getting tighter.
"Tobi, step back!" Pein bellowed, making everyone go silent, so all you could hear was the sound of your heartbeat.
Tobi recoiled quickly and whispered, "Sorry...Pein-senpai!"
"Hm." Pein grunted, before standing almost directly in front of the girls, "So...how do you plan on helping us?"
Lozzie cleared her throat, "Well, to me it seems to me that there is a lack in organisation, atmosphere and entertainment. And that is where we come on, because each of us specialise in one of those particular areas. Brooke has the creative touch to make this place more circus-y, Willow has a streak about her that makes stuff more fun...and me, I have the qualities that lead to good organisation."
Pein turned to the others throughout that explanation, all the members nodding once towards him, before he turned back round and said, "We're listening."
Lozzie grinned, before reaching into her pocket and pulling out her phone, "Good. Right then...Brooke-san, you're gonna be in charge of a small group, designing any necessary props, flyers and anything else necessary to make this dingy tent flourish!"
Brooke saluted, "Yes, Lozzie-san."
Lozzie nodded and turned to the others, "Right...anyone here with an artistic streak?" she specifically looked at Deidara when she asked the question.
Immediately, his hand shot up along with Sasori's both of them shouting, "I volunteer!"
Brooke looked as the two approached her, before sweat dropping, "Anyone else?" she moaned, secretly pleased with the reaction.
"I would recommend Konan-san as well." Willow suggested, as Konan looked up and stepped forward.
"Yeah, I would agree with that. Ok, that's your group done." Lozzie declared, typing in the names of the group on her phone before they knelt in a circle as Brooke started making drawings in the dirt, planning their task, "Ok, Willow-chan. I think that there should be some kind of gaming corner with casino machines and all that jazzy stuff you get in arcades."
"Aw sweet! That's my area alright! GAMES!!!" Willow fist pumped the air, grinning widely, "Can I also choose who I go with?"
Lozzie shrugged and smiled, "Sure."
"Ok then, I pick...Kakuzu, because maybe you can get some bribes sorted out, Reika, you can sneak into casinos..."
"If I am chosen, Aya-chan comes too!" Reika interrupted, grabbing her pal by the shoulder and dragging her forward as well.
Willow rolled her eyes, "Yeah, whatever...so much for me picking the groups. Ok then...I'll also choose..."
"Oooh! Oooh! Me too, Willow-sempai!" Tobi shot his arm in the air and flailed it around everywhere, jumping on the spot.
Willow sighed, "Yes...Tobi...that's my squad..."
"Ok." Lozzie agreed, jotting the information needed down, as the next group started having discussions, "And finally we have my group, who will be organising the event times for the night, otherwise this show will be all over the place. And as for my squad...?" she started examining the remaining members as they looked back, "Definitely Pein, since this is your show and all."
"I will agree with that." Pein replied, standing to her side, starting to feel superiority again.
But while Pein was discussing remaining ideas, she could not help pricking her ears up at the conversation Kisame and Itachi were having.
"A girl with leadership skills? And I've heard she's into you, Itachi. I think you got yourself a pretty good catch. Go join her group." Kisame then chuckled slightly.
Itachi's face remained emotionless, but it did get a shade redder as he turned away.
Lozzie grinned slightly, then turned back, "I think Itachi-san would be a good choice as well. You seem to have that...calm and organised personality."
"Hn." Itachi replied, before he was nudged forward by Kisame.
"And as for the rest of you..." Lozzie looked at Kisame, Zetsu and Hidan, "You've got some practising to do right?"
But before anyone set to work, Pein stopped everyone, "I'm wondering...why are you helping us? What's in it for you?"
Willow, Brooke and Lozzie went silent for a minute, not sure what to say, before Brooke stepped forward. The other two were blank as to what Brooke was going to say, but there was no stopping her.
"In return for us helping you...we have a chosen member take us out for the evening." she grinned cheekily.
Lozzie liked the sound of that deal and smiled eagerly, but Willow, on the other hand, was not particularly interested, but went with the flow anyway, Well, they didn't say it had to be a date or anything...
Pein hesitated for a second at the unusual agreement, but then he straightened his back and replied, "Deal." and he, Willow, Brooke and Lozzie all nodded once as the deal was set.
Yeah, I gave it a go...I just wanted to get the three introduced. It will get better later on hopefully. XD