|Make Me Stronger
Author: LominiqueAikou PM
After Saskue returns, Sakura just doesnt feel safe or strong anymore. So she ask Tsunade for an top ranking mission. Can she hack it? After all it is the Akatsuki. Nothing works better than the help of family. Or a crazy cousin. SakX?Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Humor - Sakura H. & Akatsuki - Chapters: 13 - Words: 30,640 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 12-02-10 - Published: 06-19-09 - id: 5149337
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
I Don't own any of the Naruto characters:( *sigh* But life goes on! Storytime.
P.S. The slightly crazy cousin is mine though :)
P.s.s Song is (Goodbye: Sr-71)
I'm everything you know
You wonder friend or foe
I'm the burning in your throat when you swallow
But you spit me out
Your stomach full of doubt
And your still faking every word out of your mouth
But you wont let go
It's all about control
Understand I'm born to lead you will follow
I don't wanna stay
I'm running away
Don't you here me when I say….
"Sakura-chan! Hellooo!!! Sakura!!!" Naruto's voice seemed to have pushed its way into sakura's head. Started she screamed. Fearing a beating he flinched and jumped back.
"Damn it Naruto! What?" Her voice wasn't cold but it wasn't friendly either.
"Well we've been calling your name for 5 minutes now and you didn't respond, I got worried." Naruto's head sunk as he looked to the floor. A wave of guilt washed over her, she smiled a small one. "Sorry Naruto, I didn't mean to snap at you." Instantly his disposition perked up. "Ok Sakura-chan!" Grinning widely he worked his way to the front of the team. Sakura stood back dragging her feet. Saskue, Kakashi, and Naruto walked ahead. She gazed at her teammates, a sudden pain shot through her.
Grasping her chest she doubled over. "N-Naruto, Kakas-shi." Pain was embedded in every word. Either they didn't here or they just didn't care. None of them turned around, they seemed to walk even faster. Another pain just as bad, hit her spine. Collapsing she screamed. A shadowy figure blocked the sun. Looking up she winced. "Sas-Saskue." He gazed at her broken figure, a seemingly dark glint in his eyes. I shiny object rose from his hand. "Saskue, what are you-" Sakura didn't finish, as she notice the object was a kunai. "I was gone for three years Sakura and your still as useless as ever." His voice, it was cold. Moving, she tried to stand, only succeeding in failing. A dark chuckle escaped his lips, pulling back he threw it. Her eyes widened.
Sakura jolted up out of her bed. Crashing on the floor she panted. A thin layer of cold sweat covered her body. "Not, not again." She breathed. Picking herself up she looked around. The room was dark, with little moonlight shining through. Looking at her bed she frowned. ~That same dream. It all started ever since Saskue came back.~ Focusing her gaze to her nightstand she saw it was 5;:30am. "Well, have to be at the hospital at 7:30, might as well get ready." Walking to the door she headed to the bathroom. Looking in the mirror she sighed. Dark circles showed her sleepless nights, the lack of color in her skin proved that theory also. ~I look like a raccoon.~ Jumping in the shower she mentally prepared herself for the day.
"Hey Sakura!" Turning around she saw Naruto waving like a maniac. He grew taller in height and in skill over the past years, now 17. Not wearing his orange jumpsuit anymore he switched to an orange jacket, with no sleeves, but kept the pants. His clan symbol now on his back. A broad smile on his face. Smiling she waved too. "Hey Naruto! What are you doing up so early?" Stopping so he could catch up she waited. "Grandma Tsunade is sending me on a mission."
"What mission?" Curiosity shown in her eyes."
"Just a boring anbu mission." He spoke casually. She stopped. "BORING Anbu mission? Naruto anbu isn't boring. Those missions are tough. Surprised someone with a brain like yours even made it!"
"HEY! I have brains, just so far back you cant see them. What I lack in brains I make up in skill!" Naruto hmmpf'ed and folded his arms across his chest to make a point. "Sounds to me Sakura, your jealous."
"Me? Jealous of you!" Sakura laughed, but in her mind the accusation affected her greatly.
*Am I jealous?*
"Whatever Naruto, here's my stop, good luck on your mission!" Grinning. she waved and disappeared into the hospital.
"Bye Sakura-chan!" Continuing his walk his walk he tensed slightly at the figure who snuck next to him.
"What do you want Uchiha?" Naruto's voice was cold. He wasn't in konaha when Saskue arrived back on his own accord, 3 months ago. It bugged him to know that he couldn't fulfill Sakura's promise to bring him back. So ever since he was a little hostile to him. The hairs on the back of his neck stood every time he came close.
Saskue notice, and was a little taken aback by it. Naruto was or used to be his best friend so it hurt, but only a little. Masking his emotions he folded his arms. "Tsunade-sama asked that I accompany you on this mission." He spoke monotone.
Naruto froze. "GRAMNDMA TSUNADE ASKED YOU!?" People stopped and stared.
A sigh escaped Saskue's lips. "Yes, is that a problem dope?" a smirk on his face.
"HELL YEA that's a problem! I don't trust you!" Naruto emphasized his point by jabbing his finger in his shoulder. Saskue glared.
"Well then, guess your going to have to try Naruto." The boys turned to the one who stopped a potential fight.
"Kakashi-sensei? What are you doing here?" Naruto asked.
"We're outside Naruto in the middle of the road. Don't ask what I'm doing here." Kakashi mentally sighed at his former student's blindness.
Naruto seemed to realize and gave a nervous chuckle, "Heh heh I knew that."
Saskue rolled his eyes, "Dope."