I don't own Naruto... sorry... but here is another story...

Summery: Six years after Sasuke leaves leaf and everything behind, a surprise reunion with the young pink haired kunoichi, who is now a woman, reminds him of everything he's lost, and wants back. His ambition to kill the murderer of his clan, his brother, keeps him away a little longer than he wants. But with his return to leaf, emotions are on high.

If Just For Tonight

Chapter 1: Stranger at the Bar

Sakura sat at the bar, reaching the end of her third bottle of Sake. She swirled the contents of her small porcelain glass. Apparently, the man she was meant to meet here never showed, mission failed. Neji, the mission leader, told her they would try again another night, and that she should go back to the hotel room. Stupid her decided to try the sake the village of cloud had to offer. She never noticed a man sit in the stool next to her.

"You're not from around here, are you?" the man said to her, his voice deep and seductive.

Without even looking up she smiled, "Is it that obvious?" tipping her head back she swallowed what remained in the small glass.

As she reached for another bottle to pour into her now empty glass, he reached over and took the small cup from her hand, "I think you've had enough for tonight." She made a small sound of protest but her body refused to act. The man was probably right anyway. She looked over at him sitting next to her, his face hidden underneath a black hood, only his smile of amusement was visible.

"Well if you won't let me drink anymore then I'm leaving." Her voice slurred as she tried her best to stand up, and failed. A pair of arms caught her before she hit the floor, a hand slipped around her slender waist.

Her ears caught a small chuckle from the man holding her, "Let me help you."

"I don't need your help." She said cockily. Placing her hand upon her forehead, Sakura sent her chakra into her body and extracted all the alcohol from it. Once she was satisfied that she was now level headed, she pushed herself away from the man and stood up on her own. She straightened herself and looked smugly at the stranger.

He gave a small approving smile, his eyes still hidden in the shadow of his hood. "Well, well, well. Aren't you a talented kunoichi?"

She scoffed, "Now if you don't mind, I'll be going now." Sakura quickly moved to the door and welcomed the fresh night air. She realized then that she should have worn a jacket. Her red dress had no straps and was inches above her knees, her black boots just below.

Walking down the deserted streets of cloud, she stopped suddenly, something wasn't right. "I know you're following me, just come out." Turning to face the same man from the bar, only now, she felt the intense chakra that radiated off his body. A smile grew on her face, "Who are you? What do you want from me?"

He only smiled back, taking a step closer. Sakura quickly reacted, gathering chakra in her hands, holding them at her side she was prepared to fight if need be. He stopped, holding his hands up in front of him defensively, the smile never leaving his face, "Calm down, Just wanted to make sure you got home safely."

She scoffed, "Why do you care? And besides, I'm a big girl; I can take care of myself."

He walked slowly up to her, his smile still upon his lips, "I know you are, but-." He reached up and gradually removed his hood, "Can't I worry about my old teammate welfare?"

Sakura took a step back in disbelief, chakra retreating back into her body; her mouth hung open, voice refusing to work. His raven hair hung in front of his ebony eyes, his features hard and beautiful. Six years after he betrayed them and he was still beautiful in her eyes.

"Sasuke-Kun." She gasped gently, her eyes wide in shock, "What are you doing here?"

Taking a step closer to her he said, "Following up on some leads to my brother's location." Another step, "Wanted a drink and I saw you sitting at the bar. I should ask you what you're doing here."

She grinned at him, gaining her composure, "I'm on a mission, why do you care?"

She was happy to see a hint of shock on his face, "Really now?" I thought only Anbu did undercover jobs."

Her smile grew as she ran her hand over her upper arm, removing the cover-up and exposing her Anbu marking. "Like I said, I'm not a little girl anymore."

She watched his eyes go wide and then return to normal, "So your Anbu now. I'm impressed."

She scoffed annoyed, "You would be. You never thought much of me, did you?" her voice hard and angry.

He was silent. Taking a deep breath, his eyes cast to the floor, "You're right. I didn't. But I'm glad you proved me wrong." He looked up at her and smiled. She smiled back and closed the space between them. Her arms wrapped around his neck as her head laid upon his chest. She expected him to push her away, tell her to get off him, everything except what he did. His arms slid around her waist pulling her closer.

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