Disclaimer: Naruto, of course, belongs to Masashi Kishimoto.

Never Saw It Coming

Sakura gulped. Oh boy. . . How was Sasuke going to react to this?

It's not your fault, Sakura. It's not your fault. Sasuke will, of course, understand. It's not your fault. Not at all. . .

Aw, who are you fooling??? OMG!!!!

Sure, he was beautiful - he really, really was! - but they had never imagined this. . . They had only seen visions of raven hair and onyx-colored eyes. Not something like this. . . Something so horrifying like this. . . Like. . .

Of course, that's what everyone had expected. Eyes the color of midnight. Hair the color of a darkened sky. . .

Naruto came into the small, white room first. He was perfectly cheerful as always. But when he looked at what Sakura held. . .

At first, he seemed surprised, then mildly confused.

And then he collapsed on the floor.

And burst out laughing.

"IS THAT- IS THAT WHAT I- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! THAT IS JUST TOO RICH! WAIT UNTIL SASUKE SEES THIS! HE'S GOING TO CRACK! HAHAHAHAHA!!"

Hearing his name, Sakura's husband finally came in through the door. The nurse decided that now was the time to leave so that the Uchiha prodigy could live this little moment in peace, with only two witnesses to see what she expected would be an embarrassing moment for him. . .

Sasuke came over to his wife, taking a look at their newborn child. He expected a boy. And what he saw was one. But he wasn't so sure at first. . .

"Hey, Sakura, is that. . . Is that. . ."

She could only give him a nervous little laugh.

Naruto, having finally gotten up from his position on the floor, came over and thumped Sasuke's back good-heartedly.

"LOOK, SASUKE-TEME! NEVER SAWTHISONE COMING, DID YA? HE'S GOT PINK HAIR!"

". . . . . . . ."

Thump!

"Huh? Where did Sasuke go? . . . HEY, LOOK, SAKURA-CHAN! SASUKE-TEME FAINTED! NEVER SAW THAT ONE COMING, EITHER!"

"Eh-heh. . ."


A/N: I hope you liked this story. It's my first Naruto fanfic! Please review. Constructive criticism is welcome. (And really. You never did see this one coming, did you?)