.::Stay With Me::. "N-no! Leave me alone. Stay back!" I cried, backing towards the stone wall. The coldness crept through my clothes and rattled at my spine. For the first time in my training, first time in my life; I was scared.
I was only a girl then; still in my fresh teens. I was, what my parents called, a "Ninjutsu Prodigy." I had mastered half of the most complex jutsus at the age of nine, and then the others a year later. Because of my abilities, I was ranked the highest in all of the clan, my runner-up being my own cousin: Itachi Uchiha.
Naturally, he surpassed me as the years drew on. But only because I had slacked off when I was meant to be training. If I had payed more attention, I'd be the most respected member of the family, not Itachi.
Because of this degradation, I vowed to become a better ninja than Itachi, thus beginning our "sibling" rivalry. If he took a challenging mission, I'd take one that was even harder; if he mastered a Fire Style