Mine Alone

By: Shana Anders

A/N: Oi! Sorry for not updating that fast. As of present, I'm writing (including this one) four stories, and I'm trying to finish the other one before june first (which is my birthday). It would be a farewell/goodluck gift for another friend of mine, so… that's why I want it done.

But I'm not neglecting my duties… … …okay, but not that much. I'm still updating this one, although I'm not updating the other for quite a while… maybe later… or something…

Anyway, about this story… there are only three chapters left. Yes. Three chapters. Soooo…. It's about to reach its end. Afterall, there should always be an ending to every story.

And thank you so much to those who gave me a review.

Here goes chapter 15.

Note: Standard Disclaimer Applied

Chapter 15: Disasterrific Moments

"Stop it. Right now."

Sakura halted, her fist hanging in the air, and turned to look at Shikamaru, his face contorted into a deep frown.

"This is beyond frustrating." Shikamaru sighed, approaching her. "You're too troublesome, Haruno."

"Sorry." Sakura replied, bowing to him. "I'm having a hard time adjusting to this."

"Not adjustment." Shikamaru said back. "You're not paying enough attention. If Chouji was a real enemy, you might've been dead already… You're leaving too much open spots and your attacks are all random. You're chakra release is not concentrated, it leaks too much that it may only attack more enemies, especially if you need to get stealthy during missions."

"I'm not using my brain, then?" Sakura frowned.

"Yes."

Sakura sighed, giving up. "Can we rest for a moment?"

Shikamaru stared back at her for a moment, then groaned. "You're very troublesome."

"You always tell that to everyone."

"All right. Let's go to them. Let's have a spar with cell seven today."

0ooooo0ooooo0

Naruto hid behind the bushes, careful not to be seen by Ino. The whole training fell to him and Ino now, since Sasuke dropped off and settled on a tree branch, determined not to train with anyone else, unless its Sakura.

Naruto sighed at this. He understands his best friends, but what else could they do exactly against this?

He looked forward for some signs of Ino, when he saw it: Shikamaru's cell with Sakura walking toward them. Completely forgetting that he's in the middle of training, Naruto jumped out from where he's hiding, and began to yell, jumping up and down. "Sakura-chan! Sakura-chan!"

"Gotcha!" Ino appeared out of nowhere, and kicked Naruto straight on his head. Then, brushing the invisible dirt all over her, she began to wave happily at the newcomers. "Shika-kun! Chouji! Forehead girl!"

"Ino-pig!" Sakura squealed, running to her, but as she did, an invisible barrier came up, preventing her from moving any further. Instead of revolting, Sakura smiled at this. She then looked up at the tree. "Sasuke-kun."

There, above the tree, Sasuke sits, staring down at her. "How's your first day?"

"Chaotic." Sakura replied softly. "But I'm doing my best to get by. How are you?"

"Oi, oi… Enough chatting." Shikamaru interjected, breaking their eye contact apart. "This is too troublesome."

Sakura giggled, smiling at Shikamaru. "Thank you, Shikamaru."

Sasuke jumped down from the tree, and began to roll his head. "I'm ready for practice."

Sakura smiled back, putting on her battle gloves. "I wont be easy on you."

A few steps away from them, Naruto and Shikamaru frowned. "Show offs…"

0ooooo0ooooo0

A few minutes later

Right after the sparring session, you can see the six shinobis finally relaxing. Sakura sat next to Chouji, tending his wounds, Naruto blabbing how hungry he is, Ino, bothering Shikamaru to death, and Sasuke, lying down under the tree, gazing at the clouds.

Right after Sakura did Chouji's wounds, she sat down next to Sasuke, as close as she could. "I'm sorry but I cant heal you."

"I'm ok." Sasuke replied.

A comfortable silence engulfed them for a moment. Then…

"Sasuke-kun…"

"Hmm?"

"Will you be tired of waiting?"

Sasuke looked at her. "Why?"

Sakura shrugged. "I dunno…. Were together but we cant even hold each other…. It's… weird."

With this, Sasuke chuckled softly. "I've seen weirder things than that. Besides, it would only last for a week. How about you, are you tired of waiting?"

Sakura smiled at him and shook her head. "I waited for you for years. Six more days wont hurt."

Sasuke smiled, then, he turned and called for Naruto. Naruto came sprinting towards them within seconds.

"What do you want, teme?"

Sasuke gestured him to move forward, and whispered something. Grinning, Naruto smiled and nodded. "NO PROBLEM!"

He ran in front of Sakura, made some handseals, then…. "Henge no jutsu!"

Naruto poofed into Sasuke. Sakura tilted her head curiously. What are they about to do?

Then, Naruto, who now looks like Sasuke, walked towards her, face blank (the real Sasuke watches them, amused) and held out his hand.

Sakura raised an eyebrow, looking at 'Sasuke's' hand offered to her. Smiling, she accepted it gratefully.

"Thank you, Sasuke-kun."

"Che…. And you thank him when it was me who helps you up." Naruto protested, that made Sakura laugh.

"And more thanks to you, Naruto-kun, for doing this for us." Sakura smiled. "Can you do something for me too?" And she whispered it to him.

Silence….

Then….

"What?!"

"Please?"

"NO WAY! NO! NO! I WONT DO IT! NO!!!"

"C'mon…"

"Sakura-chan, look at me!" Naruto poofed back, and he was back as himself once more, and pointed at himself. "And look at him!" He pointed to Sasuke, who is now looking at them curiously. "We don't do that!"

"Then… you can make a bunshin and let it do the job for you."

"No."

"Please?"

Naruto eyed her for a moment, then, with a frown, he made his seal and a bunshin appeared. The bunshin made a few more handseals, and it poofed as Sakura.

The bunshin Sakura approached Sasuke, and, as quick as lightning, kissed Sasuke on the cheeks.

Immediately, it turned back into a bunshin Naruto, coughing and spitting, before disappearing.

"You don't have to do that." Sasuke started, frowning. "At least not use Naruto."

Sakura laughed, smiling sweetly at him. "Next time then."

"I knew it."

With that voice heard, Sakura freezed, unable to say anything. There, a few walks away from them stood her mother, looking remorsefully from her, to Naruto, and to Sasuke.

"You were given the order and yet you still dare to disobey me?"

"Okaasan.. Were not doing anything wrong! We were just---" Sakura began.

"Silence!" Mrs. Haruno yelled, and turned to Shikamaru. "I expected more from you, Nara. I can't believe you're the one to bring trouble to my family!"

Shikamaru's brows furrowed, however, he chose not to respond.

"You cannot exactly stop two hearts from loving each other, you know." A voice echoed from above. Sasuke, Naruto and Sakura knew instantly who it was. There above another tree sat Kakashi-sensei, staring at them, miraculously, his perverted book was nowhere to be found.

Mrs. Haruno glared at him. "I'm not having a traitor in my family." With that, she gripped Sakura's hand and within a poof, they were gone.

Sasuke remained standing, glaring at the spot where Sakura had been, his fists clenched tightly.

0ooooo0ooooo0

The next day shocked everyone as much as the incident from yesterday's sparring session surprised them.

"Sakura WHAT?!"

"Sakura withdrew." Ino sighed, breaking the news to Naruto and Sasuke. Sasuke looked at her sharply.

"What do you mean?"

"She's not going to come to training with Shikamaru's cell."

"She was moved to another cell?"

"No." Ino shook her head. "I think Mrs. Haruno kept her at home."

Naruto frowned. "I think she's overreacting to the situation."

"I'm afraid I have to agree." Ino said back. Then, she turned to Sasuke. "What are you going to do, Sasuke-kun?"

Sasuke remained quiet for a while, thinking. Then…

"I promised to take her away."

TBC

A/N: Hai! It's done! Anyway, two more chapters left. I wont make this long now. I hope you will have some time to review this! Thanks!

Love lots,

Shana-chan