Team 7 was at their usual place they were when waiting for their always late sensei. Sasuke was leaning against the railing of the bridge, Sakura was just standing there being unusually quiet, and Naruto was sitting on the ground telling his teammates about the 15 different flavors of ramen he had last night for supper. Sasuke just tuned out his voice, and thought on what had his curiosity. I wonder why Sakura is acting so different…she looks a little pale. Not that I care. Sakura had been standing there without saying a word for the whole two hours they had been waiting for Kakashi. She's been like this for the past three weeks. I wonder what's the matter…oh, why do I care. Besides she always tells me what's wrong if there ever was anything wrong. She had always been opened to him, always telling him what was wrong. It began with just petty problems, like a perverted boy she would pass by in the street or something wrong at her house that Sasuke would somehow end up fixing. Yes, even though he acted like he wasn't, he really did listen to what she would tell him. It didn't seem to bother her because she kept on talking to him, but he barely ever spoke except every once in a while he would say "Hn" like he normally did.
"Argh…where is Kakashi?!" Naruto yelled, very loudly. Before anyone could answer a voice from behind him said, "Right behind you."
"YOUR LATE!" Naruto and Sakura yelled. She did this so none of her teammates would actually notice something was wrong with her, but she didn't fool Sasuke and even Naruto and Kakashi noticed, but no one mention anything or questioned her.
"Well, you see…" Kakashi started to tell some explanation but Sakura and Naruto, who yelled, "LIAR", interrupted him. Kakashi sighed but he said to the three, "Alright, your mission I'm about to give to you will last two months." This got Sasuke's and Naruto's attention and Sakura smiled a little. Great! Maybe I'll become stronger and no one will ever…her thoughts were interrupted when Kakashi continue to speak,
"Okay, a certain family that lives in this village is going a way for two months leaving behind their kids and house. You three will live there together for the next two months."
"WHAT?!" Naruto interrupted, "YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT I HAVE TO LIVE IN THE SAME HOUSE WITH THAT TEME FOR TWO WHOLE MONTHS?!" All Sasuke did was glare at Naruto. Kakashi continued once again, "Yes, Naruto, for two whole months. So, I suggest you and Sasuke learn how to get along, or Sakura I expect you to keep the two in line. While you are living there, your mission is to keep the house clean, and take care of kids." Sasuke and Naruto just looked at Kakashi like he was crazy, but Sakura asked, "How many kids are there?"
"Three," Kakashi answered, "A five year old girl, a seven year old boy, and a baby girl."
"How old is the baby?" Sakura asked.
"Awww." Sasuke and Naruto then looked at Sakura like she had grown two heads.
"What are their names?" Sakura asked another question.
"The baby's name is Kagura, the other girl's name is Tohru, and the boy's name is Kyo. The family has a older son named Hiro, who is a little older then you three."
"Why can't he take care of everything?" Naruto asked.
"He's not around a lot during the day so he cant watch the two girls, the boy goes to the ninja academy. Anyways the oldest son isn't responsible enough and is too busy with ninja training. Anymore questions?" when no one answered Kakashi said, "Okay you have thirty minutes to get packed and meet me back here." Before Kakashi could leave Sakura stopped him,
"Um…Kakashi, h-how many rooms are there in the house? Will we have to share a room? I can sleep on the floor, or do they have a couch? I can sleep on the couch." To all of the boys surprise she looked a little scared, and Sasuke couldn't help but feel a little hurt. What's her problem? Does she not trust Naruto and me? "Well," Kakashi said, "there are five bedrooms, and four are taken. Each of the children have their own bedrooms, but you're allowed to sleep in the master bedroom." Sakura looked paled, like she was scared of the thought of sleeping in the same bed with Naruto and Sasuke. Sasuke would've thought she would be happy to sleep in the same bed with him because she, just like all the other fan girls, were in love with him, but Sasuke said, "It's okay. I have a blow-up mattress at my house. I'll bring that along and sleep on that." Naruto also felt like he should say something to make Sakura feel more comfortable, "And I can sleep on the couch, so you can have the masters bedroom to yourself, Sakura-chan!" Sakura frowned, looking worried and said, "Well, aren't you guys going to want to sleep in a bed."
"We'll take turns." Sasuke answered. Sakura smiled at him.
"Well, you guys go pack. You have thirty minutes." Kakashi said, and POOF, he was gone. The team split up their separate ways and left to their house to pack.
Thirty minutes later Sasuke and Naruto were back at the place Kakashi told them to be, but Kakashi wasn't there of course, and surprisingly Sakura was late, too. Naruto took his chance to ask the question that had been bothering him.
"Hey, Sasuke, did you notice that Sakura-chan looked a little sick today. She was really pale and has bags under her eyes. She's also lost a lot of weight, which in my opinion it looks a little unhealthy because she's already a small girl, and she seemed really nervous to share a bed with us. I wonder why? Does she not trust us? What do you think, Sasuke?" Sasuke just looked and Naruto, and they just stared at each other until Sasuke said, "Dobe." Naruto opened his mouth to say something when there was yell, "Hey, guys!"
Naruto and Sasuke looked around to see Sakura walking towards them. Naruto's jaw dropped when he saw the luggage Sakura pack. Sakura was carrying one large suitcase in one hand, another miniature bag in the other hand, and her ninja bag was hanging on her shoulder.
"Sakura-chan," Naruto said with amazed look on his face, "What the heck did you pack?" but before Sakura could answer there was a POOF and a second later Kakashi appeared in front of him.
"Okay guys, since your ready, I'll lead you to the house, but after that you're on your own for the next two months." Sakura winced because she had just set her bags down, but now she had to pick the heavy bags back up. Sasuka, who only had a backpack over his shoulder, notice Sakura's miserable look. Sasuke walked up to her and picked up the suitcase. Damn. What the hell did she pack? Sakura smiled at Sauke, who just had a blank look on his face, and said, "Thank you, Sasuke-kun."
"Hn." Was her reply. Sakura turned to pick up her other two bags, but only saw one. She looked at Naruto, who was holding Sakura's miniature bag with all of her accessories in it and his own duffle bag. Naruto just grinned at Sakura, and Sakura gave him a grateful smile and said, "Thanks guys."
"No problem, Sakura-chan!"
"Hn." Sakura picked up her ninja bag and the three of them followed Kakashi.
Ten minutes later Kakashi stopped in front of a beautiful three story house, but before they could even knock on the door, it was opened and stood a pretty lady with black hair and green eyes and a handsome man with dark red hair and brown with a tint of red to them.
"Oh, thank goodness you're here," the woman said, "we just got a call that we had to leave earlier then plan. I'm so sorry. Well, I'm glad you're here; I thought I would have to leave the children alone with Kyo, but that would be just terrible of me. Thank kami you three are here. Okay I made a list of each kids schedule, except for Hiro's; he knows what he needs to do. I've also made a list of food you would need to get when you go grocery shopping. I always go grocery shopping once a week. I've got some money for you when you do go shopping, so don't worry about using your own. If you ever need help just ask Hiro, he'll help." The woman gave Sakura all the schedules of the three youngest children and a big envelope with probably the money in it, and with that, the woman and the man were gone.
"Wow," Naruto said, "that woman sure can talk fast." Sakura rolled her eyes, and looked at Kakashi who was still with the team.
"You can go now, Kakashi-sensei." Sakura said, "We'll be fine." Kakashi looked at Sakura and you can tell from the wrinkle on his mask, that he was smiling.
"Be careful, Sakura," Kakashi said, "I've heard that they're oldest son is quite the pervert." When Kakashi said this Sakura looked like she would run away then and there. Sasuke notice this, and was a little confused. What is her problem? Why would she be scared of some pervert? She had always beaten the hell out of the guy who ever had the nerve to touch her.
"Hehe…I-it's okay. You know me, I can take care of myself." Sakura said, but she did look nervous. Kakashi, you could see, was still smiling, and the one eye that you could see had a soft look when he looked at his student, then he turned towards Sasuke and Naruto.
"Alright, Naruto, Sasuke, as much faith I have in Sakura, I do expect you two to protect her. Teams always protect one another."
"Not to worry, we'll always protect Sakura-chan!" Sakura smiled at Naruto, but then she heard an "Hn" and looked at Sasuke. She could tell by the look in his eyes that he would always protect her. She smiled at her teammates, "Thanks guys." She turned to tell Kakashi bye, but he was gone. Sakura turned back towards the door. "Well guys, lets go." Sakura stepped forward, with Sasuke and Naruto behind her, and opened the door. They went inside.
The house was just a plain, clean house, but Sakura liked it a lot. It was a lot like her house. The three of them set all of their bags on the floor of the hallway, and that was when Sakura notice the silence.
"Hey, where are the kids?" and as if on cue a cute little voice yelled, "Yay! The ninjas are here! The ninjas are here!" Then before Sakura could see who the kid was, she was being hugged tightly around the waist. Sakura looked down, and smiled when she saw the cute little girl. The little girl had short light-red hair that went to her shoulder, and she had her father's eyes.
Sakura bent down so that she was at the little girl's height. Sakura smiled at the girl and said,
"Yay! The ninjas are here! The ninjas are here!" the little girl stopped jumping and looked at Sakura with innocent eyes and said, "You are the ninjas, right?" Sakura laughed a little.
"Yes, we are the ninjas, and you must be Tohru." The little girl gasped when Sakura said her name, and her eyes went wide, making her look adorable. Sakura smiled at the sight and turned to look at Naruto and Sasuke. Naruto had a big grin, and Sasuke just had a little smirk.
"Yes, I do," Sakura said, "and it's a very pretty name. I'm Sakure," she pointed to Naruto, "that is Naruto," and she pointed to Sasuke, who went back to his moody self, "and that is Sasuke."
Tohru was looking at Sasuke with a scared look. Sasuke-kun probably does look scary to any little kid when he acts like that. Sakura thought. "They're really nice." Sakura said to Tohru. Sakura then looked at Sasuke, and Sasuke could tell by the look in her eyes that she wanted him to do something to make the little girl more comfortable. Sasuke just smirked at the girl, and the girl smiled and ran towards Sasuke. She started to jump up and down, and was holding her arms out to Sasuke. Sasuke look a little scared and looked and Sakura, and all she did was mouth at him to pick Tohru up. Sasuke looked down at the little girl, and smirked mischievously at Tohru. He picked Tohru up in his arms and began to tickle her. Tohru squealed and began to squirm, trying to get away from Sasuke.
Naruto laughed at the sight, and then looked passed Sakura's shoulder, and saw a shy little boy. That boy must be Kyo Naruto thought. Kyo had green eyes, and his hair was black with red highlights.
"Well, hello there." Naruto said kindly to the boy. He walked over to the boy and hold out his hand. Kyo shyly took it, and Naruto shook his hand.
"My name is Naruto. The girl is Sakura, and the other boy is Sasuke." Kyo nodded his head and said nothing. Naruto smiled and said, "I heard you go to the ninja academy. Do you like learning how to become a ninja?" Kyo's eyes went wide and he nodded his head really fast.
"Yes! I want to become a ninja just like Hiro-nii-san." Kyo said excitedly. Naruto laughed.
"I think me and you will get along just great! Believe it!" Naruto said, giving Kyo the thumbs up. Kyo giggle a little.
Then there was a loud cry. "Oh no! That must be the baby!" Sakura said and disappeared down the hall. Then the crying stopped and Sakura came out holding a cute little baby with very dark red hair, almost burgundy, and the baby had green eyes like her moms.
"Okay, baby Kagura, lets go see what the schedule says." Sakura said in a sweet voice, and once again disappeared into the kitchen. She came back out seconds later, and Kagura had a bottle in her mouth. Sakura walked into the living room and sat down on the couch, still holding the baby.
After awhile the baby finished her bottle, so Sakura set the baby on the floor and let the baby play with her toys. Sakura looked up to see only Sasuke standing there.
"Where's Naruto?" she asked.
"With the kids. They wanted to show Naruto the house." Sasuke answered.
Sasuke walked forward to the couch Sakura was sitting on. He sat on the other side of the couch and sighed, "This is hell. I'm going to go crazy if I have to live in the same house with that dobe."
Sakura laughed and said, "I'm sure you two will be too busy to fight." Sasuke looked at Sakura confused, she just laughed and said, "Well, Tohru seems to like you, so she is going to want to spend a lot of time with you. Kyo is comfortable with Naruto, so he will be spending time with him. You two won't have time to argue, unless you two are training together." Sakura sat there calmly as she watched the baby, and that got Sasuke slightly worried. If he would talked to her like this a month a go she would have been jumping down and screaming because Sasuke had said one sentence to her, but now she was just as calm as he was. "Sakura," Sasuke said and Sakura looked at him, "Is there something you want to tell me?"
Sakura just stared at Sasuke with a confused look, but her mind was going hay-wired. Oh no! He suspects something! Should I tell him? NO! He would go berserk! Sakura decided to act like she didn't know what Sasuke was talking about, but Sasuke notice her hesitation.
"No. Nothing to tell. Don't worry about me, Sasuke-kun." Now Sasuke knew something was wrong. If she would have thought he was worried about her, she would go crazy, but she wasn't. In fact she looked a little scared. Yep, she definitely wasn't telling him something. Sakura stood up, and picked up the now sleeping baby in her arms and said to Sasuke, "I'm going to go put Kagura in her crib, and then I'm going to bring my stuff upstairs." Sakura then walked out of the room. She brought Kagura to the nursery, and set her gently in her crib.
She went into the hallway, grabbed her bags, and headed upstairs. She brought her bags to what she thought was the master's bedroom, and set her bags down. Before she could do anything there was a voice from the door, "What are you doing in my room?" Sakura turned around and froze. She had a feeling that she should get out of the room now.