A/N: So, I'm sad to say that this is the final chapter of Mission Impossible: The Cherry Blossom Bride. -tear- I loved hearing from all of you, thanks for your wonderful reviews! I'll miss you all.
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Tsunade pulled out a file. "Last night, Kakashi and I worked on finding parents for Hana and Kyo. I'm happy to say that we've found the perfect couple."
There was a knock on the door and a man and woman walked in. Tsunade smiled at the couple.
"Ah, right on time."
"Everyone, this isHayashi Taiki and Akemi," Tsunade explained as the couple set down a briefcase and bowed.
"Taiki-san," Tsunade continued. "These are the people I was telling you about, Uchiha Sasuke and Haruno Sakura. And this is one of my top Jounin, Hatake Kakashi. Hana and Kyo are over there."
"So, you're the ones who found the children?" Taiki asked.
"Hai," Sakura said. "They saved our lives, actually."
"I take it they're interested in becoming ninja themselves then," Akemi said, pushing her glasses up higher on her nose. She smiled down at the children, tucking a curly ringlet of black hair behind her ear.
"Hai!" the kids shouted at once. "I wanna grow up and be just like Sakura-chan!" Hana shouted.
Sakura's heart filled with pride… and sorrow. She couldn't believe she was giving them up to these people. Sure they seemed nice, your average family, but who would train them to be ninja? Clearly not these two.
The kunoichi observed each individually. Taiki had dark brown hair and looked to be in his mid- to late- forties. He was tall and thinner than a bamboo stalk, and his nose was more prominent than Rock Lee's eye brows. Akemi was a pretty woman, probably in her late- thirties. Her hair was actually a dark violet, but it looked black to the untrained eye. She had dark blue eyes that sparkled when she smiled, her black glasses not hiding that fact. She was taller than Sakura, about average height for a woman her age.
Sakura bit her lip. These two seemed like they'd be perfect parents by the way they interacted with Hana and Kyo. It broke her heart.
Sasuke sensed his fiancée's disappointment and his eyes asked her if she needed to step into the hall for a moment. Sakura blinked back tears and shook her head no. Tsunade and Kakashi spoke for a moment, before Tsunade cleared her throat.
"Sasuke, Sakura, if you'll just excuse us for a moment, we just need to discuss a few things…"
Sakura clenched her jaw shut so she wouldn't burst into tears. She didn't want this. She knew it. She loved those kids and had known it since she lay eyes on them. She didn't want to give them up.
Well then why are you walking out the damn door? Inner Sakura shouted.
I… I don't have a choice. Tsunade-sama's already picked out the Hayashi's as parents. There's nothing I can do… it's too late.
It's never too late! Remember when you thought it was too late for Sasuke-kun? And now look at yourself, you're his freakin' fiancé!
Sakura stopped. Her Inner Self had a point. What was wrong with her? She was Haruno Soon to be Uchiha Sakura, damn it! She never gave up on anything! She was a kunoichi who had inhuman strength. If she could handle deadly ninja, she could definitely handle some string-bean man and his purple haired wife!
"No!" Sakura shouted as Sasuke lead the way out the door. She was just about to go into the hall when she spun around.
"Excuse me?" Tsunade said, her eyes saying You'd better know what you're doing or you'll be in big trouble, missy.
"I said no!" she repeated.
"Sakura, what do you think you're doing?" Sasuke whispered.
"I love those kids!" Sakura cried. "And I'm sorry Hayashi-sans, you seem like a nice couple, really you do, but you cant have them. I'm not giving them up."
"Sakura…" Tsunade said, pinching the bridge of her nose.
"No!" Sakura shouted. Hana and Kyo ran over to her and she wrapped her arms around the two of them. "You can't do this, I wont let you."
"Sakura, listen to us-"
"Please, Kakashi-sensei! Don't you do this, too!" She burst into tears, looking up at Sasuke, who was leaning against the door frame with his hands in his pockets.
"S-Sasuke-kun…" she sniffed. "I love them, Sasuke-kun. I want them to be mine."
"Sakura-san," Akemi started, but was interrupted by Sakura again.
"Sasuke-kun and I are getting married! So I won't be raising them alone, we'll take good care of them. We'll raise them as if I gave birth to them myself," Sakura insisted.
"Sakura!" Tsunade snapped. "Listen to me." Sakura sniffed, wiping her eyes, and nodded. Hana and Kyo looked up at her and she kissed each of their heads.
"I guess I forgot to tell you during the introductions," the Godaime said calmly. "The Hayashi's work for the Konoha Adoption Agency."
"They're not the ones we've chosen to be Hana and Kyo's parents, Sakura. You and Sasuke are."
Shocked sea foam green eyes widened as she gasped. Sakura looked from the Hayashi's to Tsunade to Sasuke. He seemed just as surprised as she was.
"Everyone has seen your interactions with the children," Kakashi explained. "And Naruto and Hinata told us about how you parented them during the mission. Hana and Kyo adore both of you and immediately asked if you could be their parents. We wanted to make sure you were together before we were positive, and then Hinata told us of your date last night… and then there was this morning…"
Sakura's cheeks turned a bright red as Tsunade eyed her apprentice mischievously. "Alright, Kakashi, they get it," she said quickly. "All you have to do is sign the papers and they're yours."
Sakura stood up and went to Sasuke. "Sasuke-kun?"
Onyx eyes flicked from Hana and Kyo to the adoption papers to Sakura. Sasuke sighed. "Not exactly how I imagined the beginning of my clan to be, but then again, when has anything ever gone how I'd planned?"
Sakura squealed and hugged her fiancé, kissing him square on the lips before grabbing his hand and running to Tsunade's desk to sign the paperwork. Sakura and Sasuke each signed their name, then Tsunade did as well.
"Does this mean you're our parents now?" Hana asked. Sakura smiled and nodded, pulling Kyo into her arms as Sasuke lifted Hana into his.
"You're going to live with us in the Uchiha district, because you're Uchihas now. Just like us," Sakura said.
"So we get to call you Kaa-san and Tou-san?" Kyo asked. Sakura nodded and kissed his forehead.
"Aa, because we're your parents, and you're our children. Do you need us for anything else?"
"No, you're free to go. We're just going to finish up some business," Tsunade said, waving goodbye to the two new Uchiha's.
The four walked down the street, Sakura babbling about painting new bedrooms and buying clothes. It made Sasuke dizzy.
"Where are we going, Kaa-san?" Hana asked, causing Sakura to grin at her new name.
"We're going to see Uncle Naruto and Auntie Hinata," she replied to her daughter. Sakura grinned up at Sasuke. She was so happy, which made the Uchiha male happy as well.
They finally reached Naruto's apartment, thinking he'd know where his girlfriend was. Sakura knocked on the door, setting Hana down and holding her hand. No one answered, yet they could see the lights were on from the small window next to the door.
Sasuke settled for kicking the door open, causing one of the three hinges to break off. Hana and Kyo looked up at their father adoringly. Sakura kissed his cheek, whispering "My hero."
Hana and Kyo ran around the apartment, jumping on the couch and whapping each other with pillows. Sakura grabbed Sasuke's hand and lead the way down the hall to Naruto's bedroom.
"He's probably napping," Sakura said as an explanation.
Sasuke nodded and opened the door.
"WHAT THE HELL?"
Sakura and Sasuke stared with their mouths hanging open at what they saw. There, on Naruto's bed, was Hinata, who was sitting without her shirt on. Naruto was on top of her, also shirtless. Sakura blushed a deep red as Hinata looked like she wanted to faint.
"Uhm, sorry!" Sakura shouted suddenly. "We uh… didn't expect this to happen… so… my this is awkward!"
"What are you doing here?" Naruto shouted, hiding Hinata behind him.
"We… we well… err…"
"Kaa-san! Tou-san! Why are you screaming?" Kyo asked, running down the hall. Hinata threw a shirt on just as the boy ran into the room.
"Umm… it's nothing Kyo-chan," Sakura said quickly, picking up her son and walking towards the kitchen.
"We'll meet you in the kitchen!" she called to the couple. "Much to talk about!"
Hinata and Naruto glanced at each other once the room was empty, then jumped off of the bed. After making sure they were appropriately dressed, they raced into the kitchen, seeing the kids playing on the floor while Sasuke and Sakura were seated on the couch. Both took in how Sasuke's hand was placed on Sakura's knee, her hand on top of his.
"So, teme, what's this all about?"
"Naruto, don't swear in front of the children!" Sakura scolded.
"Am I losing my hearing, or did Kyo call you Kaa-san and Tou-san?" Hinata asked. Sakura grinned over at Sasuke, then looked at her two friends.
"We adopted them! They're my children!" Sakura shouted.
"Our children," Sasuke corrected. Sakura blushed and nodded.
"Your children?" Naruto repeated. "As in… you two… together?" The two nodded, one more eagerly than the other.
Hinata squeaked. "Are you… are you getting-"
"HAI! WE'RE GETTING MARRIED!" Sakura screamed. She launched off of the couch and the two females jumped up and down screaming and crying. Then they left to call Ino and Tenten over as well.
Sasuke looked over at a grinning Naruto and rolled his eyes. The blonde scooted over to the couch and sat next to his best friend, waggling his eyebrows.
"Heh heh heh, see teme? I told you it was love."
"So… was she good?"
"You know… you guys have to repopulate your clan eventually… unless you've already-"
"You're an idiot." Naruto just laughed and leaned back, tucking his hands behind his head all-knowingly.
"Okay," Sakura said as she returned. She scooted in between Naruto and Sasuke, taking her fiancé's hand. "Everyone's calling over to have an engagement/ adoption party!"
Sasuke groaned as Naruto shouted about making some ramen for the party. Sasuke and Sakura went home and dressed the kids up, then Sakura made some snacks to bring over. It was late afternoon by the time the party had begun.
The girls all fawned over Sakura's ring, while the guys lounged on the couch. Hana and Kyo were playing with the new toys everyone had rushed out to buy.
"So, Uchiha, I have to admit I'm surprised," Neji said with a smirk. Sasuke snorted and continued to watch his new children play.
"I'm not," Shikamaru said. "All of Konoha knew they'd hook up some day." Sasuke had to fight to keep the blush from going to his cheeks. Everyone figured it would happen? Well… why did it take him so long?
Naruto was in all his glory, surrounded by plates of food. "I knew they'd be together since the first day we were made a team!" he said with a full mouth.
"Oh you did not," Sakura said as she walked over to them. "Don't forget, you once had a crush on me yourself."
Naruto blushed, looking over at Hinata. The pink-haired kunoichi just laughed as she picked up several of the empty plates.
"What's this? Another batch of ramen?!"
Sasuke and Sakura walked back to their home with the sleeping children in their arms. They would have to settle for sleeping in a guest room for the night, until their parents were able to buy new furniture and paint.
Sakura changed them into their pajamas, tucking the two into the queen bed. Each hugged the toy Sasuke had bought them days ago.
Their new mother smiled down proudly at the two of them, kissing each brunette head lovingly. She felt two arms wrap around her waist from behind and she leaned into the strong body of her love.
"Thank you, Sasuke-kun," she whispered. "I'm so happy."
Sasuke rested his head on her shoulder. "Aa," he whispered back.
A/N: Wow corny much? Haha oh well. Sorry if this chapter was kind of bad, it was mostly to tie up loose ends. I would've ended with the first half of this chapter on Chapter 16, but then it started getting too long.
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