Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto or any of the characters. If I did Naruto and Sakura would have been together from the beginning.




'Inner Sakura'





[Somewhere in the ruins of what was Konoha]




The jutsus clashed in a huge explosion, blowing both ninjas back. Both got back up after the explosion.

One ninja looked to be 21 years old and had blond hair, his once blue eyes, now crimson stared with anger and hatred at his opponent, and had three whisker marks on each side of his cheeks, wearing an all-black armored shirt with dark grey pants and black ninja sandals. His black forehead protector rested just above his eyes as well as an orange cloak that had the kanji for Rokudame in black and black flames that danced around the bottom of it. When he stood up he looked like 6' 1". His name was Naruto Uzumaki-Namikaze, the Rokudame Hokage of Konoha. He was covered with wounds and blood.

The other ninja was also 21 years old, had raven hair, his Sharingan eyes blazing at his opponent with evil intentions. He wore black ninja sandals and pants with a deep shade of purple slash in the around his waist. He had a black shirt only it was completely open with the Uchiha symbol on the back. When he stood up, he stood just a little shorter than his opponent standing at 5' 10". His name was Sasuke Uchiha. He too was covered with wounds and blood.

"SHANNARO!" came a cry as a third ninja came from above the raven haired ninja to land a punch, however, he dodged the punch and moved farther away from his two opponents. When the ninja's fist hit the ground, the impact caused a huge crater in the ground. The ninja cursed before jumping back to land next the blond haired ninja.

The third ninja, also 21 years old, sporting wounds and blood like the other two, stood about 5' 8", and had pink hair that reached to the small of her back. She had jade-green eyes that stared with anger and hatred at her opponent. On her feet was a pair of combat boots. She wore tight black biker shorts with a red skirt over it. Like him, she had her kunai holder on her right leg, and she had over her hands black fingerless gloves. She wore a red sleeveless shirt. Over that, she had on her white but bloodstained medical jounin jacket and over that she too wore a cloak, but instead of orange, was white with the kanji for cherry blossom in pink and pink flames that danced around the bottom of it. Her name was Sakura Uzumaki-Namikaze, formerly Haruno.

"Naruto-kun, are you okay?" asked Sakura

"Not really, I have enough chakra for one more justsu. How about you?" asked Naruto.

"Same here, now let's kill this snake for not only destroying Konoha, but killing our daughter as well." stated an angry Sakura.

"I agree." answered Naruto.

"Kukukuku….you think you stop me? I don't think so." said Sasuke as he disappeared and reappeared behind Sakura punching her into a boulder.

"SAKURA-HIME!" cried Naruto as he looked to his wife of 3 years struggle to stand up from the impact.

"YOU BASTARD YOU'LL PAY!" said an angry Naruto as he charged at Sasuke with a rasengan in his hand ready to drive it into his chest.

"You're a fool." replied Sasuke as he dodged the rasengan and hit Naruto hard in the gut with his fist.

Naruto spat out some blood from the impact, the rasengan disappearing from the impact. Before Naruto knew it, Sasuke had a hold of his throat with one hand and a chidori laced sword in the other.

"NARUTO-KUN!" screamed a bloody and weakened Sakura as she helplessly watched Sasuke prepare to kill Naruto tears pouring out of her eyes.

"Kukukuku…..I told you that you didn't stand a chance against me. Once I finish you off, that pink haired bitch of yours is next. Chidori Sharp Spear!" said Sasuke as he drove the chidori laced sword into Naruto's chest.

"AAAGGGHHHH!" screamed Naruto in agony as blood shot out of his mouth and his crimson eyes turn back to their normal blue.

"And to think they made you the Rokudame Hokage of Konoha, pathetic." Sasuke as he ripped his sword out of Naruto.

"You Bastard! I'LL KILL YOU! SHANNARO!" screamed Sakura as Kurama's chakra dance around her and her once jade-green eyes turned crimson as she went to a Kurama enhanced chakra punch, to the shock of Sasuke, to the head making him fly across the battlefield into a boulder cracking it on impact.

While Sasuke was dazed from the punch, Sakura picked up his sword that he dropped when he was hit and used her chakra enhanced strength to through the sword into the heart of the unsuspecting Uchiha.

"ARGH!" cried Sasuke as his sword hit home into his chest trapping him to the boulder.

"TAKE THIS!" screamed Sakura as she used her chakra enhanced strength and punched Sasuke's head clean off.

'It's finally over. NARUTO-KUN!' thought Sakura as her crimson eyes turned back into their normal jade-green, she immediately ran over to Naruto's side putting as much healing chakra into him as she can. Unfortunately for her, she did not have enough chakra to heal him, and to make things worse the wounds were so bad that even the Kurama wasn't able to heal the wounds.

"DAMMIT! I can't run out of chakra now, common Naruto-kun hang in there!" cried Sakura in frustration and worry as the green healing chakra dimmed and flickered before disappearing completely.

"Sa….kra…hime….ple…ase….stop…you…..will….kill…..yo..ur…self….if….you…use….up…all….of…your….cha….kra….you….real…..ize….I'm….not….going….to…..make….it" said a struggling Naruto as he coughed up some blood.

"I don't care! My life means nothing without you and Kushina in it! I am NOT going to let you die on me Naruto Uzumaki-Namikaze!" cried Sakura as she tried to pour healing chakra to heal Naruto but none is coming out.

"Dammit! Naruto please hang in there. Don't leave me." cried Sakura as she collapsed onto Naruto's chest in exhaustion crying her eyes out.

"I….love...you…Sakura-hime…" replied Naruto as he used what little strength he had left and cupped her cheek to wipe her tears away.

"I love you too." replied Sakura as she leaned into Naruto's touch, tears still pouring out of her eyes.

'Kit there is a way for your mate to save you and your kit' said Kurama.

'How?' replied Naruto.

'I use my chakra to send her back in time to before this event happens so that she can prevent this from happening. However, I will need to take over when I do this." answered Kurama.

'How far back are you sending her?" asked Naruto.

'The day you came back from your training trip with that idiot pervert.' said Kurama.

'Alright I will let her know.' replied Naruto.

"Sakura-hime….there is…a way…to save…me…and ….Kushina" said Naruto.

"What is it?" asked Sakura as she sat up to wipe away her tears with her hands.

"Kurama…said….that….he….can…..use….his….chakra….to….send…you…back….in….time…to….prevent….this…from….happening" answered Naruto.

"How far back is he taking me." asked Sakura giving Naruto all of her attention.

"To…when…I…came…back…from…my…training…trip…with…Pervy-Sage." replied Naruto.

"Ok." said Sakura.

"In…order…for…him…to…send…you…back…he…told…me…he…will…have…to…take…over" said Naruto.

"I understand." replied Sakura.

"I…love…you…Sakura-hime." said Naruto.

"I love you too." replied Sakura before she bent down and gave Naruto a kiss on the lips.

"Good…luck." said Naruto as he broke of the kiss.

"I will" replied Sakura.

Naruto answered with a nod before he closed his eyes. At first, nothing seemed to happen, until when he opened his eyes again, they weren't the cobalt blue that they were before, but the deep crimson of Kurama. His whisker had thickened, his hair got an even wilder look to it, his fingernails became claws and his incisors were jutting out from under his lips.

'You ready kitling?' asked Kurama.

"Yes, I am." answered Sakura.

'Good, now, when I send you back you will maintain your memories of everything up to today, meaning you will have the knowledge of all of your jutsus and techniques. However…'He paused, slowing for the information he had just given her to sink into her mind. She was a smart and brilliant woman, so she would have easily guess what it was about to say next. 'Since you are going back, especially to a time where you and the kit were not together as mates, you will not have the mate mark that marked you as kit's mate, so you will not be able to use any of my chakra until you have that mark again.'

"Anything else?" asked Sakura.

'Yes, Good Luck.' Said Kurama

Sakura gave a nod to Kurama, who only smirked back and laid there calmly as he gathered his own special brand of Chakra. If there was anyone nearby, they would have definitely been able to feel the devastating power that could only belong to one being. Before Sakura could say anything else to Kurama…

There was black.

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