The Twenty-Fifth Principle (Rewrite)
The Twenty-fifth Principle of a Shinobi: A shinobi never shows his feelings, no matter the circumstances.
Haruno Sakura lived and breathed these words since the day her parents left on a mission and never returned, leaving their small, pink-haired daughter to fend for herself. The pinkette trained and trained, swearing to avenge her parents. Others took notice of the child brimming with potential and the young girl was offered a deal she couldn't refuse.
Train under Shimura Danzo, the leader of ROOT. ROOT being a top secret sector of elitely trained shinobi, taught to forget their emotions and perform missions deemed unethical by others without question.
Sakura accepts the offer, seeing that there is no one waiting for her at home anyways. The young pinkette leaves her life and emotions behind, entering the world of the shinobi and training to be the best in her generation.
But what happens when the Hokage deems that a child such as herself should be surrounded by her peers and free to live her life as she pleases? Removed from ROOT, the only home she's known for the past seven years, and placed on genin team seven, Sakura struggles to keep her emotions in check as an obnoxious, loud mouthed, disrespectful blond tries to gain her friendship and a cold, arrogant, and antisocial Uchiha tries to pry into her past.
Her shell slowly begins to crack and the pinkette is left with a choice. Return to her past life of emotionless determination and undying loyalty to a deeply corrupted man, or stay with her new team of genin as they struggle with their own inner demons, some more literally than others.
*I only own my OC characters and the plot line of this story. The rights for the Naruto franchise go to Masashi Kishimoto!
*The amazing cover was created by its-amani-kin