Tikoto Raikou is sick of the village life. Once housed in The Leaf Village, now a rogue. She meets a very interesting bunch along her journey, and they just so happened to be exactly what she was looking for. The Akatsuki. Whilst having dangerous fun with her newly found friends, she takes a special liking to the Red-headed puppet. Confused about things, she tries to work things through in her head. Whilstfully hoping he feels the same. She's forced to face her feelings when she goes on a mission with Sasori and Deidara to The Sand Village. How could things ever work out, when everywhere they go, people are out to kill them at all costs?