Chapter Eleven: Some Surprising News

Sasuke was holding onto Naruto while at the same time showing him his fist. "Hey now come on Sasuke! Don't forget, I'm your brother and I love you and the most important thing is you love me too." He began. "Besides, it's not my fault that we're the size of boogers." He pointed out as Sasuke slowly pulled his fist away and heaved a sigh.

"You're right." He began. "I'm sorry, I overreacted. It's just that I'm really worried about Sakura and the rest of our family." He finished. "What if I never get to see them again?" he wondered as he slowly turned his head away from him. That's when suddenly Naruto placed a comforting hand on his shoulder.

"You will. Don't forget I'm worried about them too and I don't plan on spending the rest of my life like this. Especially when I'm about to become a big brother myself. Also, Keiko and Sachi both have the ability to see the future so it's probably only a matter of time before one of them or both of them come after us." He said.

"I hope they don't." Sasuke began. "Especially Sachi but I don't want to see or hear anything about Keiko getting hurt as well since technically being her aunt Doragon could wind up using her for bait."

"Like that'll stop Keiko." Naruto pointed out. "If I know her she's probably out looking for us right now."

Meanwhile back at the orphanage Sakura was busy texting Kakashi and alerting him of the situation at hand. That's when suddenly Sachi came out of the bathroom. "Where's Keiko?" she wondered.

"I don't know." Sakura began. "The last I heard Konohamaru say was that she was in the bathroom."

"Well she probably fell into the toilet then because she never showed up for supper." Sachi replied. "It's bad enough that I have to be worried about my father and uncle, but now I don't have a clue where she is and she's like one of my best friends." She told her.

"Speaking of which Kizashi and his father are coming over to talk to us." Her mother told her as Sachi smiled brightly while her face suddenly lit up with excitement. At least that would be something good that would be happening. Sure enough about half an hour later there was a knock at the door. Sachi quickly hurried over towards it and opened it before she threw her arms around Kizashi and embraced him tightly and started to cry.

"Shh,.. it's alright,.. Dad and I are going to go find them." He told her before she slowly backed away from him and just simply looked at him unblinkingly.

"What do you mean?" she asked him with uncertainty.

"Well,.. first of all,.. Dad's training both Lucky and Titiana to be ninja hounds." He told her as she smiled back at him.

"Oh, that's really good news. You had me really worried for a second there." She told him.

"And second of all,.." Kizashi began as he took a deep breath and then let it back out again slowly.

"What is it?" she questioned him as Kizashi shot a worried and nervous glance over at his father who just closed his eyes and silently nodded at him.

"Well,.. I joined the Anbu Black Ops." He replied before Sachi let out an astonished gasp while her eyes just widened in shock.


As Keiko was racing through the woods all of a sudden she heard the pitter patter of paws hitting the ground behind her and she quickly came to a stop she turned around and realized that Lucky and Titiana were running behind her.

"Hey, wait a second, where did you guys come from?" she wondered before all of a sudden Titiana collapsed onto the ground and started panting frantically while at the same time wagging her tail and having it thud up against the ground. "What's the matter girl?" she questioned her even though she suddenly realized that it seemed rather ridiculous of her to expect her dog to answer her back.

Meanwhile Lucky lifted his leg and urinated on a tree as Keiko dug her cellphone out of her pocket. "Don't worry girl, I'm going to call the vet." She reassured her canine companion as the dog slowly rested her head upon the ground. As Keiko started calling the vet she was currently unaware of the fact that Naruto and Sasuke were nearby them.

"Wait a second, isn't that Keiko?" Naruto questioned his older brother as he came to a stop beside him and pointed up at her and he let out a rather large gasp.

"Yes it is, and Itach,.. err,.. I mean Lucky." He replied before he raised his arms above his head and then started frantically beginning to wave them while they both raced towards her calling her name. Although both Lucky's and Titiana's ears perked up, Keiko didn't respond and continued nodding while she talked on the phone.

"Face it, there isn't any use,.. it's hopeless." Naruto said while heaving a heavy sad sigh and hanging his head. "She can't hear us, we're way too small." He told him.

"Don't be ridiculous, we can't lose hope." Sasuke said.

"Yeah I guess you're right,.." Naruto began. "but what are we going to do?" he inquired.

"We just have to keep trying, now come on Naruto,.. louder." Sasuke instructed before they both went back to calling her name. That's when suddenly at that point Keiko hung up the phone and quickly turned her head back over to look at her dog.

"Titiana, you're never going to believe this but,.. you're pregnant!" she exclaimed excitedly.