A Merman's Love

Disclaimer: I DO NOT own Naruto or ANYTHING that appears in this story.

Summery: 18 year old Sakura Haruno lives alone in a house by the sea. She goes to the docks to sing to herself for hours on end. Little did she know that Sasuke Uchiha, the Prince of the Merpeople, had fallen in love with her. He comes to the docks just to hear her voice as it flows from her mouth, through the water and into his ears. What happens when he finally can't take it anymore and kidnaps her so she can be his underwater bride?

A.N. I know, weird summery. Anyway, this is my first Naruto story, so PLEASE be nice!

Chapter 1

Sakura woke up to the sound of her annoying alarm clock on a Monday morning. Sakura looked at it. It was 6:00 AM. She groaned as she hit the snooze button so it would stop it horrible racket.

It was the start another day. The start of another, long. LONG day.

Sakura slowly clambered up and out of bed pulling her pink hair from her eyes as she did so.

She climbed down the stairs stumbling once or twice.

As she walked into her kitchen, she sighed to herself.

She slowly made her way to the fridge. She rested her head on its door.

She didn't want to go to work.

Sakura worked at a local seafood restaurant. Sure the pay was good and the customers were nice. But the hours were SO long.

She worked from 7:00 in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon.

On some days Sakura didn't mind it. But on days like this, all she wanted to do was stay in bed and sleep.

Sakura sighed once again and opened the fridge door. She looked around until she found the tub of butter.

She pulled it out and set it on the counter. Then, after she got a knife, she moved over to one of the cabinets and grabbed some bread.

Then she slathered her bread with butter, she put it in the toaster. After a few minuets she looked up at the at the clock. It was 6:25, and her shift started at 7:00.

Sakura's emerald eyes widened.

'Oh SHOOT!' she thought. 'My shift starts in starts in forty five minuets, and I'm not even DRESSED yet!'

Sakura quickly ran upstairs and grabbed her uniform and she struggled and nearly fell over as she tried to get it on as fast as she could.

When Sakura was ready, she ran back to the kitchen and grabbed her toast -which was now cold.

She looked at the clock again. It was 6:37.

Sakura breathed a sigh of relief. She was going to make it after all.

Toast in hand, Sakura ran out the door and off to work.

At 4:30

Sakura was happily walking down the road to where the docks were.

She wasn't late for work and after that every thing was great. Exsept when she dropped a tray of dirty dishes.

But that lead to a good thing. Because after she dropped the tray, Tsunade -her boss- said that she thought that maybe she was working too hard and gave her the rest of the week off.

At first Sakura protested and said that she might not be a good idea.

But Tsunade just held up her hand and said, 'Don't worry about it Sakura. If I need you I'll give you a call.'

So that's to where Sakura is now.

Walking down the street as happy as a clam.

As soon as the docks were in sight, she raced to the end of her favorite dock, sat down and looked over the edge.

The water looked so calm

Sakura quickly took off her shoes and dipped her feet in the water, making little ripples as she did.

The ocean water felt so good on her feet.

Sakura sat there for a good five minuets.

Every thing was so still and quiet.

The sun was just about to set.

Suddenly a song popped in Sakura's head.

She lifted her head slightly and sang quietly,

'Oh way out here, they got a name, for rain and wind and fire.

The rain is Tess. The fire is Joe, and they call the wind, Mariah

Mariah. Mariah.

The call the wind, Mariah.'

Suddenly, Sakura heard clapping from behind her.

She turned to head to see her friend, Kakashi, standing behind her.

Kakashi was a fisherman. He knew Sakura ever since she first moved her and came down to the docks.

"Wonderful, Sakura," he said as he continued to clap for her. "I've told you before and I'll tell you again, you should be a singer."

Sakura smiled at him. "Thanks Kakashi. I'm glad that you liked my singing."

Kakashi smiled at her from behind the mask -which he always wore.

Then he looked up at the sky. There was only a little bit of sun left.

He turned back to Sakura and said in an overly dramatic voice, "Now, you better run along home, Sakura. You wouldn't want the Merpeople to get you."

Sakura chuckled.

It had always been their little joke.

Ever since she moved there, he had always told her that the Merpeople would come take her away because she loved the ocean so much.

"Oh yes," she said in equally dramatic voice. "I wouldn't want that to happen!"

Then the busted out into a huge fit of laughter.

After about three minuets, they regained composer.

"I guess I will be going now," Sakura said as she whipped away tears of laughter.

Kakashi nodded his head still chuckling softly. "I'll see you tomorrow then?

Sakura smiled. "Count on it!"

Then they when their separate ways.

Meanwhile a little before Sakura came to the docks, a young Merman swam back and forth impatiently.

He was Sasuke Uchiha: Prince of the Merpeople.

He looked about 19 years old, but he was way older then that.

He had pale skin, black eyes and black hair with just a tint of blue.

It was almost sunset.

'She should be here any minuet now,' he thought swam. 'Any minuet now.'

Suddenly he heard a pounding on the dock above him.

His heart was beating so fast, it was hard to tell one beat from the other.

It was her!

He watched as she looked over the side of the dock.

Even though she couldn't see him, he could see her.

She looked simply beautiful.

He watched as she put her feet in the water and swish them back and forth.

Oh Sasuke was so tempted to swim up to her and hold her.

After about five minuets -which seemed like forever to him- she had her started to sing.

Oh her voice was so wonderful.

As soon as the first note left her mouth. It was like he was in a trance.

Sasuke was slightly disappointed that she stopped to talk to that fisherman.

What was his name? Katsubray. Kakaslay. Something like that. Whatever his name was, Sasuke would have to thank someday.

The reason why was because he and Sasuke's little Angle Fish would ask questions about the other one.

Sasuke had learned a lot about her in three days. He learned that her name was Sakura. She loved the color red. She loved the ocean. And many other things.

When he heard what's his face talk about Merpeople taking her away to live with them he laughed along with them.

That was a silly idea.

Then a thought struck him.

What if he did take his little Angle Fish with him to his kingdom?

Sakura would become his bride and they would live together.

Just the thought of it mad him quiver with excitement.

However there were two problems.

One: Sasuke was immortal and Sakura wasn't.

And Two: She wasn't a Mermaid.

Boy, thoughts two reasons sure did rain on his parade.

But wait. There were a lot of books in the palace library. Sasuke was sure that somewhere in there would be answer to his problem.

He heard the fisherman and Sakura say their goodbyes.

As they left, Sasuke swam back to the palace as fast as his fins would carry him.

'Soon, my Angle Fish,' he thought gleefully. 'Soon we will be together… Forever.'

A.N. Well, that's the first chapter. Once again this is my FIRST Naruto story. So PLEASE be nice to me!! Read and Review! P.S. The song I used is called "They call the wind, Mariah".

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