As Long As You're Mine
Chapter One: One More Night
I stared at his back. I could feel the tears in my eyes. "I know about what happened," I said. He stopped walking. Not turning back to look at me. "To your clan. But with revenge alone, you won't be able to make anyone happy. No one." I whispered, my voice failing me.
"I know that!" he hissed at me. "I'm different from you. I follow a different path. The four of us together; it's true that I have thought of that as one possible path. Despite the four of us being together my heart had chosen revenge. I live for that purpose." He said.
I stared at him. "Aren't you going to be lonely by yourself? Sasuke-kun!" I yelled. He looked back at me. "You told me, that being alone is painful! I know that very well, so much that it hurts! I have family and I have friends!" I sniffled, and pulled my hands up to my chest. "If you leave, for me. To me! It's the same thing as being alone! I love you more than anything!" I could hear my voice cracking. He was looking at me now. "If you are by my side, I will make sure that you will not regret it! I will make everyday move enjoyable and you will be happy. I would do anything for you!" I yelled.
"I know that!" Sasuke yelled. I froze. "I don't want you to get hurt, Sakura." he said, he looked down. "Sakura, you mean a lot to me. I don't want anything to happen to you. I promise I'll come back." he said, he turned around and started to walk away from me.
"Please! Please wait!" I yelled he looked back at me. "Please, just one more night. Just stay one more night with me!" I begged. He smiled, it was a true smile. Not a smirk. A happy smile.
"Alright," he said. I smiled.
"Mom!" Green eyes opened only to be slammed shut from the light that had just been turned on. Sakura groaned. This was not how she wanted to spent her morning.
"What is it Naru?" Sakura grumbled rubbing the sleep from her eyes.
"Come on! Today's the day I graduate from the academy!" Naru screamed cheerfully. Sakura groaned once more before sitting up. Sakura stared at her daughter who was almost the spit n image of herself. The younger girls pink hair was already tired up in perfect panda buns. The only difference between the mother and daughter were the eyes. They were… his eyes. Dark as the night.
"Honey, you're only eight," Sakura said removing the blankets from her body and standing up. Sakura stretched and cracked her neck.
"So, I bet I can graduate," Naru said with a pout folding her arms in front of her body. Sakura then took in what her daughter was wearing. Sakura stared at if for a long moment.
"Are you wearing your father's old genin clothes?" Sakura asked staring at the hideous orange outfit. Naru grinned.
"Yeah! He said I would need it to become an awesome Genin like him," Hotaru smiled. Sakura sighed.
"Okay let me get dressed and we'll walk to the academy," Sakura said. The twenty-three year old watched with amusement as her daughter ran from the bedroom. Sakura giggled, Naru was so much like her father. Sakura walked into the bathroom and ran a brush though her long pink hair making sure to get all the tangles out before she went to brushing her teeth.
Sakura walked back into her room. She changed quickly into a pair of black pants and red shirt. She waved of her head band deciding today she would go without it. "Mom! Hurry up please! I would like to not be late for the most important day of my life!"
"I'm coming!" Sakura yelled as she walked down the hallway and into the main room where she found Naru tapping her foot impatiently. Sakura had to resist the urge to laugh at the younger girl. Sakura slipped on a pair of flip flops before following her daughter out of the house.
"Do you think daddy will come?" Naru asked as the two walked down the busy streets. Sakura smiled politely to the villagers as they passed.
"I don't know, daddy has a lot of work to do," Sakura said. Naru sighed as she walked a little further ahead of her mother. Her excitement was becoming too hard to hold in. Sakura smiled as she watched her daughter. Sakura sighed before looking up at the sky. It's been so long since you left… almost nine years… Sasuke-kun…
Sakura was brought out of her thoughts as the bell to the academy rang. "I got to go! Bye mom!" Naru yelled before talking off into the building. Sakura smiled as she walked to the tree that sat right outside. Sakura plopped down on the wooden swing that sat by it. She bit her lip. Will you ever come back from that dark place…
Naruto growled in frustration. He rubbed his temple and sat back in his seat. This was certainly not what he thought would happen when he woke up earlier that morning. Naruto looked back up at the dark haired man who stood in front of him. "And why should I let you stay here?"
"I promised Sakura that I would come back," the dark haired man said.
"Stay away from her," Naruto growled his anger becoming harder for him to control. "She's having a great life without you! We're getting married soon!" Naruto yelled. "You can come back to the village… but so help me. You will leave her alone!" Naruto slammed his hands on his desk.
"Hokage-sama!" a knock on the door caused Naruto to compose himself.
"Come in," Naruto said sitting back down at the desk.
"Hokage-sama. The Genin exam is almost over," the younger boy said walking into the office. Naruto stood up quickly.
"Did Naru-chan try out again?" Naruto asked.
"Hai," The man said. Naruto nodded before grabbing his white Kage coat. He threw it on before moving to the door.
"Chen," Naruto said to the younger boy. "Call ANBU squad three to escort Sasuke to the Uchiha compound. Make sure they watch him closely." Naruto's blue eyes glared at the dark haired man before he turned and left the office.
Sakura looked up feeling a gust of wind fly past her. She smiled looking up to find Naruto looking down at her. "I didn't think you'd make it," she smiled as he grabbed her hands that held onto the swing. He bent down and kissed her cheek.
"I wouldn't miss it for anything," he whispered in her ear causing chills to run down her back. Naruto looked up in time for the doors to open and the kids to file out. May other parents stood at the door waiting as well. Naruto watched as Naru walked to them sulking.
"Naru-chan, did you make it?" Naruto asked. Naru sighed before she shook her head 'no'. "Next time you will," he said before picking her up and placing her on his shoulders causing her to laugh.
"Can we have a family day daddy?" Naru asked laying her head on her dads. Naruto smiled as he held onto the young girl.
"I don't see why not," Naruto said as they started to walk away from the academy.
"Can we go to Ichiraku!" Naru exclaimed excitedly.
"Can we go to Ichiraku?" Naruto asked turning to Sakura who laughed.
"Yes, we can." Sakura said.
"Alright!" Naruto and Naru cheered loudly before Naruto took off running. Sakura shook her head in amusement. She smiled to herself as she walked down the dirt path that lead to Naruto's favorite restaurant. By the time she had arrived to the stand the two were already on their second bowl. Waiting for her next to Naruto was her bowl of pork ramen. She smiled before sitting down and digging in.
"Sakura," She looked up to see Naruto staring at her. A serious look on his face. "Can we talk tonight?" Sakura stared at him confused for a moment before nodding.
"Of course," I wonder what could be wrong…?
Hello all! :) This is of course me rewriting this so that way its better. It's slightly different then the original but it's still pretty close to the same as the original. I added more description and made the chapters longer. I also changed Sakura's daughter's name to Naru. I liked that name better then the original one lol. :) Anyway! Please review. Let me know what you like and what you don't.