I have wanted to write a sakura/gaara fic forever! I'm so glad I have finally decided to write one. I hope you all enjoy!
I know there are other fics out there like this…but I thought it up randomly one day. I did not read a story like this and decide to make one like it! Got it? Good. So don't flame me about that!
Disclaimer: Gaara is hot. But I think you all already know that! And I don't own Naruto!
The hot desert sun blazed down on a pink haired kunoichi as she traveled through the desert. Wiping her brow, Sakura thought of the mission she was sent off to do in Suna.
Tsunade hadn't informed her on much. She was basically told that she would be sent off for a mission, with no definite time period. Tsunade had also given her a scroll, but specifically told her not to read it until her meeting with the Kazekage was done.
As sand began to filter into her sandal from her walk in the sandy abyss, Sakura thought back to her conversation with the Hokage.
Sakura sat in Tsunade's office awaiting information as to why she was called there.
Tsunade was currently writing on a scroll. She finished her writing, and looked up at Sakura. She smiled sweetly, Sakura knew something was up.
"You're going on a mission. I know you're perfectly able." Tsunade said.
Sakura looked at her confused. Was she hinting at a solo mission? Well, it wasn't like Sakura was afraid. She was a perfectly capable jonin after being trained by the Hokage herself. At the age of 18, she was one of the most powerful kunoichi and the best medic Nin at the hospital.
"A solo mission?" Sakura asked. Tsunade nodded.
"You're going to the village hidden in the sand. You will meet with the Kazekage. It is all for making peace with the village. It is a mission…that I need you to go for."
"How long am I going for?" Sakura asked.
"Well…" Tsunade sighed. "For as long as it is needed. Don't worry; you'll be able to come back"
"What do you mean I will be able to come back?" Sakura asked, her temper rising. She didn't like the sound of this.
"It's just that we don't know how long this will take. But I need you to go Sakura. It's for the good of the village. You did make a vow that you would do anything to benefit and protect the village. And by going you will be doing both!"
"Fine. When do I leave?"
"Tomorrow morning. And Sakura, you are to bring this scroll with you, but do not open it until after your meeting with the Kazekage!" Tsunade said firmly.
"Hai, I got it." Sakura nodded and left the office.
Now Sakura was staggering into the village after a two day travel. She had no problems on the way. No one attacked her at least.
She walked up to the gates and showed her ID to the guards. "I'm here for a meeting with the Kazekage by order of the Hokage herself." Sakura said proudly.
"Yes. The Kazekage tower is the tallest building, all the way to the end of the road." The guard informed her.
"Arigato." She said quickly. After receiving a nod from the guards Sakura continued down the streets.
Sakura wiped a bead of sweat off of her forehead. She thought it was hot in Konoha but it was way worse here.
'I hope I don't have to stay long.'
She walked down a crowed street. Shops lined the cobblestone road. Sakura was tempted to walk into a few, after observing mutliple cute objects, but she was here on business, not to shop.
She reached the tallest building, and admired the sand sculpted building. Honselty, how did these buildings last so long? Swiftly, she pulled her thoughts away and entered the large office building.
'Thank Kami for air conditioning!' Sakura though happily. She put her long hair up into a high ponytail and sighed as the cool hair hit her neck.
She walked up to the secretary's desk. A pretty blonde with sparkling blue eyes looked up at her.
'She has eyes like Naruto' she thought.
"May I help you?" She asked. Sakura nodded.
"I'm here to see the Kazekage." Sakura stated.
"Yes, you must be here from Konoha?" she asked sweetly.
"Yes I am."
"Alright. The meeting will be in the last room right down the hallway." She said pointing to a hall behind her. Sakura nodded thanks and proceeded down the hall.
She reached two large oak doors and rapped her knuckles against it. An elderly voice could be heard. "Come in."
She slowly opened the door and walked inside. Multiple elders were seated at a long table. She shyly walked over to a seat and sat down. Her hands rested on the table, laced together. She fidgeted with her thumbs and glanced around nervously. She felt many eyes bore into her.
"So," she jumped a bit. "You're here from Konoha. Why not tell us a little about yourself?" one of the elders said. She looked over at him. He gave an encouraging smile, which she returned.
"Well, my name is Sakura Haruno. I am the Hokage's apprentice. I have been personally trained by her for almost 5 years. I've been working in the medical feild for a while too. Oh, i'm also a jonin, but i like working in the hospital more than going on missions and..." She stopped herself there. She was ramblings. A bad habit she had since she was youger. A blush crept up on her face.
"Sakura Haruno?" Asked a old woman, her white hair was held in a tight bun on top of her head. Her eyes were closed, and she had more wrinkles than anyone Sakura had seen. "Your the one who saved Kankuro-san a couple of year back right?" she questioned.
"Yes, i used a technique Hokage-sama had created herself to extract the poisen out of Kankuro-san."
"Very impressive." They commented.
After a few more moments of silence, Sakura built up the courage to ask.
"Hokage-sama didn't fill me in on what is going on exactly. She wasn't very informative."
"Well, we will discuss this once the Kazekage arrives." teh old woman said, smiling happily.
"Oh, okay." Sakura sighed and looked around. The elders all had smiled plastered on their faces. Why were they so happy? Sakura pondered on this.
The oak doors opened. Sakura whipped her head around so quickly, she cracked her neck. She massaged her neck and glanced over to the doors.
Gaara made his way into the room,a scowl present on his never cheerful face. Sakura watched him closely as hsi robes drifted behind him.
"It's rude to stare Haruno." He said coldly.
Sakura turned her head away.
"Gomen." She said quietly.
"So what is the purpose of this meeting?" Gaara asked.
Sakura was surprised. Not event the Kazekage knew why they were there. What could be going on?
"We, the elders, have talked to the Hokage, and agreed that this would benefit both of our Villages.
"Yes. And what would that be?" Gaara asked calmly.
"It is stated that any of the Kages' that are under the age of twenty-one, are required to be married."
Gaara's scowl grew. "Great." He muttered.
"Right, and since, you Kazekage are only eight-teen, you are required to have a wife."
It took a little bit for Sakura to figure out what was going on. But once she got the hint, her eyes grew wide; her body went tense and froze.
"So, as we have said, we have talked to the Hokage, and she agreed that she would have one of her strongest kunoichi travel to Suna to marry the Kazekage.
Sakura began to cough on nothing. She was a little shocked. One kind elder next to her padded her back. Gaara was glaring at everything that he could look at.
"You mean they sent her. I've seen her fight, if she is one of the best kunoichi, Konoha is growing weak."
Sakura glared at him.
"Hey! You haven't seen what i can do you know!" She said defensively.
"And she has informed us that she is skilled in the medics. That will help. Our medic staff could use someone to teach them more."
"This isn't happening." Gaara said.
Sakura head came in contact with the table, and she ignored the pain that seared through her head. This couldn't happen right? Not now. She was too young! It wasn't fair!
"So, we will inform you on the wedding later. You are excused. This meeting is over."
Sakura wanted to race out of there and run back to Konoha. Her legs itched to run off. Why was she the chosen one? There were plenty of girls in her village that were stronger than her! Couldn't Tsunade have just sent Ino?
She went out into the hallway to pick up her bag. Until she thought of something. Where was she supposed to stay? She could always find a motel somewhere. But she didn't have a lot of money with her.
She felt a soft wind blow by as Gaara walked out, frowning, eyes narrowed. He glared down at Sakura, and she glared right back.
"Do you have somewhere to stay?" He asked, a bit harshly. He had to be nice right? He obviously couldn't.
Sakura shook her head. "I can find a place for the moment if I have to." she started, but Gaara raised a hand.
"You'll stay with me." Sakura just gawked at him. Was he offering her a place to stay? It was so un-Gaara like.
"Thank's Kazekage-sama." She said.
"Just Gaara. I'm your fiancé remember." He said coldly and walked off. Sakura glared and followed.
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