(A/N: Thanks for all the reviews guys! I can't believe I finished this story! I really believed that I was going to drop it anytime, so thank you for the motivation!
This chapter is dedicated to EVERYONE who read my story and liked it. I will have another one up sooner or later, but right now, I'm focusing on my other story, Desugakure: Village Hidden in Death.
Now, the final chapter!)
Several years later…
A woman with bubblegum pink hair and emerald green eyes is watching her child playing with the other kids on the playground near the academy. They were playing a simple game of tag, yet, no one could catch her child, seeing as he was smaller, therefore, has much more speed and agility. She was proud of her child, whose hair shone like the sun, mismatched eyes that sparkled like a sapphire and an emerald, whisker marks on each cheek, cute little fox ears on top of his head, which twitched every so often, and a dainty little tail that was the same color as his ears, orange, with rusty red tips.
She remembered the day well when he was born, like it was yesterday, when in reality, it was six years ago. Her husband was so nervous, barely able to sit still, she was later told. Her mentor, Tsunade, now the Godaime Hokage for almost twelve years, had delivered her child, and wouldn't allow him in the room while the baby was being delivered. By the time she saw him, he looked like he'd been to hell and back. But when he held his son, he looked like a delighted child with a new toy, he was that happy, and in awe.
She was abruptly snapped out of memory lane by her loud mouthed son screaming, "Mummy! Mummy! Look what I found! Look, look, look, look!" He stopped right in front of her, waving around a dull and rusted shuriken. She smiled and kneeled down in front of him, holding out her hand, "Next time you find one of these, make sure to give it to an adult okay? These are not children's toys, there for ninja. Do you understand, Minato (1)?"
Minato nodded and handed her the shuriken, a solemn look on his face. Quite suddenly, his eyes lit up in excitement and he asked, "Mummy, do you think I can become a ninja just like dad? Do ya, do ya, huh, huh, huh?"
Sakura just laughed, and nodded, putting the shuriken in her pocket and picking her son up, "Of course, Minato-chan, you can do whatever you want when you get older. Oh yeah, I have a surprise for you."
He held onto Sakura's shirt tightly in one hand and bounced in her arms, "What is it, mum? Can you tell me, what is it?"
Sakura laughed again, "I can't tell you or it's not a surprise!" She lightly touched his nose with her forefinger. He giggled and grabbed her finger, finding it extremely fascinating at the moment. She giggled again and made her way out of the academy grounds, towards the Hokage Tower. They briefly stopped at an ice-cream vendor for two popsicles, and then continued on their way.
Once they reached the Tower, Sakura went in without hesitation, following the same route to the office of the Hokage. Several voices came from the door that was guarded by two ANBU, one with a bear mask, the other with a pig mask. She smiled at the both of them, offering a small nod, before entering the office. There, Tsunade was talking to another blonde, who was crossing his arms irritably. Beside him, was Sasuke, who had his mask, which was a wolf, tied at his waist. He looked irritated also, but only because the two blondes would not stop arguing. He gave Sakura a small smile and wave, but otherwise, stayed still.
"Fine, you win Granny. What do I have to do?" The younger blonde caved, slumping slightly.
"Oh, don't worry about that now; there are other things that require your attention right now." Tsunade smirked, pointing behind him. He turned, and blue eyes widened in slight shock and happiness at seeing his wife and child there to see him.
"Daddy!" Minato screamed, making Tsunade and Sasuke cringe from how loud it was. Naruto just laughed and knelt down, arms open. Minato scrambled out of his mother's arms, and ran to his father, who was laughing and twirling his son around. Minato was laughing and shrieking in delight. When Naruto finally stopped, Minato rested his head on Naruto's shoulder, his arms around his neck.
Naruto turned to Sakura and gave her a one-armed hug, pecking her quickly on the lips.
"Welcome home, Naruto-kun. How did the mission go?" Sakura asked, resting her head on his other shoulder, with his arm around her waist.
"It went great, too easy. Nothing can stand up to me and Sasuke." Naruto boasted, grinning foxily. She giggled.
"Now, Granny, tell me what you want me to do so I can go home with my wife and kid." Naruto scowled slightly at having to do be in charge of something, of course, he is ANBU captain, but still, that's enough work in itself.
She opened her mouth to reply when the doors burst open and a haggard Kakashi came in, his clothes ripped, his hair matted with sweat, and his breathing irregular. On top of that, his mask was missing.
His eyes found Naruto rather quickly and he ran towards him, hiding behind his form, "Please, help me Naruto! Their evil! And they won't give up! Their evil! Evil! Their-"
He cut off abruptly when Anko, Shizune, Kurenai, Ayame and several villagers came crowding in the office. Kakashi uttered a whimper and tried to make himself smaller.
"Kashi-chan, come on out, we only want to talk… We won't bite… Hard…" Anko grinned, stopping right in front of Naruto.
"Hey Naruto, mind giving us Kashi-chan?" Anko asked innocently.
"No, Naruto, be a good friend, please don't let them get me. I beg of you!" Kakashi wept anime tears, clutching Naruto's pants. Naruto thought a moment, and then grinned rather devilishly.
"Oh Kakashi… I do recall you reading a certain orange book in the presence of my son, so I don't think I can spare you. And besides, I think they'll maul me if I protect you, and I'd rather stay in one piece." Naruto smirked and let go of Sakura's waist to move out of the way. He went and stood safely in the corner, holding in his snickers.
Quite suddenly, the room was filled with killing intent so powerful, Sasuke's legs buckled from under him, and he broke out in a cold sweat. Every girl in the room emanated killing intent towards Kakashi, who was paralyzed with fear.
"What's this? Reading that stupid porn book in front of Mina-chan?" Shizune growled, and the girls began to advance on him. Kakashi chuckled nervously before craning his neck towards Naruto and screaming, "YOU TRAITOR!!"
All at once, they converged on Kakashi and carried him out, Sakura joining the group, murder in her eyes. Naruto and Minato began to laugh hysterically. Minato was only laughing because his uncle Kakashi was going to get beat up by a bunch of girls, and Naruto because payback was sweet.
Tsunade coughed to get their attention, and Naruto slowly calmed down. Once he was done, Tsunade placed her hands on the desk and said, "Now, the thing I want you to do is simple…"
Outside, Sakura was clapping her hands together and making her way back to the Hokage's office when she heard a scream that made the whole Tower quake, "WHAT!!!" And then, a thump. Worried, Sakura ran the rest of the way and when she got there, Minato was poking Naruto in the face, asking, "Daddy?"
She looked quizzically towards Tsunade, who only smirked and said, "He is the new Rokudaime-in-training. And he got the news; you should know what I'm talking about. I swear, the brat can make his enemies go deaf with the volume of his voice." Tsunade stuck her pinky into her ear and cleaned it.
Sakura began to laugh, "I wonder how he would take it, heh, I didn't expect him to faint!"
Sasuke chuckled and went up to Naruto, kicking him in the ribs. Naruto groaned and sat up, holding his head.
"Daddy! You're alive!" Minato hugged his father, smiling.
Ignoring Minato for the moment, Naruto said, "I had the weirdest dream! I dreamed that Sakura-chan was pregnant again!"
"I am, Naruto-kun, your going to get a baby girl." Sakura said laughing as Naruto's face changed from confusion, to awe, to a dead faint.
"Oh no! Daddy's dead!" Minato screamed, and ran to Sakura, tugging on her kimono. He pointed to Naruto and screamed, "Mummy, daddy's dead! What do we do? What do we do? What do we do?" He began to run in circles around Naruto's body. "Daddy, daddy! Mummy, heal daddy! Who is going to take me out for ramen if he's dead?!"
Everyone burst into laughter at his antics. Naruto groaned and sat back up, immediately laying back down when Minato tackled him, crying, "Daddy! You're alive! Will you take me out for ramen? Please, I'm hungry after that life and death expery-experien-" He tumbled over the word.
"Experience, Minato-chan." Sakura corrected, still laughing.
He nodded vigorously, "What she said!"
Everyone laughed again, and Naruto smiled, and nodded. Minato began to jump around in glee, letting Naruto stand back up. He immediately went to Sakura and embraced her.
"I can't believe I'm getting a baby girl! A girl! This calls for ramen!" He announced, picked up Minato, and paraded out the door, Sakura following behind.
Tsunade shook her head, and smiled.
(A/N: This was sooo fun to write, and make sure to review lots for the last chapter of my beloved story!
1) Minato is the name of Naruto's father, NamiKaze Minato, or Kazama Arashi, the Yondaime Hokage. I thought it was a good name, personally. Minato means port, or dock.
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