Finally updating! Okay, I know, the chapter is short, but I didn't really have anything else I wanted to put into this chapter, so whatever. I've been really busy with school, sports and my other stories (which are actually going really well right now). I'll try and update a little faster, since there will be only a few more chapters left. Sorry, but this story need to end soon….


Chapter 10: Empty

Naruto slowly opened his eyes, an expanse of bright blue stretching across his vision. It must have been the sky, but to him, it felt like it should have been the ground while he was floating in the air staring down at it. Suddenly something entered his vision. It looked like a person, but they seemed to be blurred, making it impossible to see who it was. He tried to focus on what should have been the person's face, but his eyes wouldn't stay, as they continued to drift back to the expanse of blue. He tried again, but his eyes would just stare out beyond it. He gave up after that. Then a muffled sound came from the stranger, but the words couldn't seem to reach his ears. He ignored it. Suddenly he felt completely worn and exhausted. But there was another feeling as well. A deep hollow and empty feeling in his chest. Naruto closed his eyes. Maybe when he woke up again, the feeling would be gone and the sky would be the sky, the ground the ground. Maybe, just maybe…..


Naruto's eyes shot open and he jolted up right from where he had been laying. Hinata, who had been sitting next to him, let out a small gasp of surprise at the sudden motion. Kiba, who was not far away, let out a small snort of annoyance.

"About time you woke up. Jeez, I was beginning to think that you were never going to wake up" Kiba said, not trying to hide the annoyance in his voice one little bit. Naurto rubbed his eyes as if to clear his vision. He blinked a few times, but everything was still the same. He looked around at his surroundings.

Hinata was sitting beside him looking very worried, but then again she always did. Kiba sat cross legged a few feet away looking annoyed and just a bit wary. Akamaru was sleeping in his lap. Shino was also there. He stood the furthest away from Naruto. His expression was unreadable, same as ever.

Naruto looked around again, realizing that something was wrong. Where was she?

Naruto spun around to face Hinata. "Where is she?! Where is Sakura?!" Hinata looked horrified for a moment, and then she looked as if she was about to cry. Naruto looked at Kiba who looked extremely upset.

"Tell me what's going on!" snarled Naruto. Shino stepped forward.

"Calm down. You've been sleeping for days" A low growl escape from Naruto's throat.

"I told you to tell me, so you better fucking tell me what's going on right now!"

"Sasuke took her" Hinata said in barely more than a whisper, but it was just load enough for Naruto to hear. There was a look of pure horror on his face.

"Sasuke…Sasuke, he…." He trembled slightly. That bastard got her.

Naruto instantly tried standing up, but the sudden motion made him dizzy, and he almost fell over. Hinata and Kiba both jumped up to help steady the blond.

"Oi! Don't do that!" shouted Kiba into Naruto's face. Naruto had the sudden urge to punch the canine like boy in the face.

"He…he's right, Naruto-kun" whispered Hinata softly "You've been asleep for days, and…and you are probably weak from lack of food and exorcise" Naruto opened his mouth to protest, but he knew that they had his best interest at heart and they were only trying to help him. He looked down for a few seconds before slumping to the ground. He buried his face into his hands.

"I…I just want to get her back. She's so important to me, and I need her here with me" Naruto cried softly into his hands. He didn't care what they thought, or even if they heard him.

Naruto looked up when he felt someone's hand on his shoulder. Kiba grinned down at him and Hinata gave him a small smile, a hint of pink tingeing her cheeks.

"Don't worry" Kiba said in his usual loud voice. "We'll help you get her back for sure" Naruto gave a bright smile. It was a silent thanks.


Short. Soooo short. Oh well. Sorry for the long wait for such a horrible short chapter, but I promise to actually update now. So until then, bye!

PS – Once this is over, I will no longer write any more Naruto Sakura stories. So just wanted everyone to know so you won't be looking for it. Sorry, but it's not happening….