Sand: I'm back!

Sakura: YAY!!

Kiba: Sand owns nothing but the plot.

Sakura: Own with chapter one


16 year old Sakura Haruno sighed; she plopped on her bed and dropped her sketch book on the floor. On the page was a sketch of a beautiful wedding dress. It was for Sakura's mom, Tsunade. Tsunade's boyfriend Jiraiya had asked her to marry him. Tsunade had made sure her daughter was ok with it, before she had said yes. She had asked Sakura to design her dress, and Sakura's friends Saki and Ino to make it. All three girls were talented at their respective assignments. But Sakura had a problem and it was making it hard for her to sketch her mothers' dress. Kiba, Sakura's boyfriend, had been distant lately. And it had Sakura worried.

"I wish I knew what was bugging him." She murmured to herself as she sat up. She reached down and picked up the book. She sighed again as she stared at the picture of the dress, it was almost done. Then she could give it to Ino and Saki and the rest was up to them. She was glad Jiraiya and her mom had chosen to have a summer wedding. If they had picked to have their wedding in the fall or winter or spring she wouldn't have been able to help as much as she was. Tsunade had picked Sakura to be her Maid of Honor, and Sakura's best friends, Saki, Hinata, Tenten, and Ino to be her bridesmaids. Jiraiya had picked his adopted son, Naruto, to be his Best Man, and Naruto's best friends, Sasuke, Shikamaru, Neji, and Kiba to be his groomsmen.

"Maybe one of the guys know." She murmured, as she stood up, "Besides, maybe one of Raymans' Double cheeseburgers with fries and a coke will help my imagination." With that she called all the guys, except Kiba he would blow a gasket, and told them to meet to meet her at Raymans'.

"Hey, Sakura, or should I say Naruto's big sister." Shikamaru smirked.

"Ah, that's right I have the privilege of getting to be even bossier to Naruto." Sakura said with a grin as she took a sip of her soda.

"Aw, shut up I'm only younger by a couple of months." Naruto grumbled as they sat down with her.

"Ok, it's obvious you called us here for a reason, what's up?" Neji asked.

"Well, ok look you can't laugh, you do and, well you already know what I can do, got it." She threatened lightly finishing up her sandwich and turning to her fries.

"We won't, trust me, we won't" Sasuke replied, as the rest nodded.

"Ok, well, Kiba has been acting weird and I was wondering if you knew what was wrong with him?" She said, looking each one of them in the eye.

"He has, he seems normal to me." Shikamaru said, it was a small detail but Sakura had noticed how all the guys had shifted slightly and how Sasuke and Naruto had quit looking at her.

"Oh, guess it's just me then." She murmured, taking some fries and offering some to the guys, Naruto and Sasuke took some.

"Maybe he's planning something." Sasuke suggested.

"Oh, like what?" She asked.

"Like we'd tell you even if we knew." Neji said with a smirk.

"So mean." She said with a pout.

"We gotta go, we'll talk to ya later, ok Sakura." Sasuke said as they stood up, she nodded.

"Tell Jiraiya I'll be home late so don't wait up." Naruto yelled as they headed out.

"Alright!" She called before the door shut.

"They were soooo lying." She murmured to herself.

"Mom I'm home!" Sakura called as she entered their apartment. Jiraiya had asked Tsunade and Sakura to move in with him and Naruto, but Tsunade and Sakura had agreed that they weren't ready for that (that had been at Jiraiya and Tsunade's six month anniversary).

"In here." Something was wrong, her mom's voice had been wobbly, like she was crying.

"Mom, what happened?" Sakura asked as she entered her moms' bedroom.

"H-he broke up with me." Tsunade sobbed, she was a wreck, she was in her pajamas, curled up in her bed. Her hair was a mess, her make-up running down her cheeks with her tears.

"Wh-what, why? The wedding is a month away." Sakura cried in shock.

"We were fighting ab-about you and Kiba, and I told him that if he didn't like the choices my daughter makes then he could leave an-and he told me that he would and not to expect a wedding." By now Tsunade had broke down completely. Sakura held her mother until she fell asleep. Sakura left her mother a note, and walked out of the apartment, she had a bone to pick with Jiraiya. She took a train to Naruto and Jiraiya's apartment, and knocked hard on their front door when she arrived.

"Sakura, what are you doing here?" He asked when he opened the door; she pushed past him into the apartment, carefully dodging dirty laundry, old ramen cartons, and dirty dishes. She wheeled around to face him as he followed her into the living room. He watched her warily, knowing how bad her temper could be.

"Can I help you?" He asked.

"What is wrong with you?!? You let a woman who is perfect for you slip away. You had her in your arms, your wedding was a month away and you fought and broke up with her because you didn't like MY decision." He knew she was pissed, she wasn't yelling, when she was really mad she didn't yell. He opened his mouth to speak but she didn't let get a word out.

"What do my choices have to do with you anyway!?! So what if I screw up, it's what we teenagers do!! I thought you understood that seeing as you have a teenaged son!! Me and my mom had a good home, good system, we understood each other, and knew how to treat each other, and we knew what to do around each other. And then, YOU came along and we got screwed up and we fought a bit but we adjusted, that's what we do, we adjust, we adjusted when dad died, we adjusted when we moved here, and we adjusted when you came into our lives. And now you've broken my mother, and you've screwed up our system and our home. So I have a question for you." By now her face was red from anger and she was glaring at him.

"What?" He asked quietly ashamed at what he had put the two through.

"Do you love my mom?" He looked at her in shock.


"Then don't let her go, she loves you, and you make her happier than she's been in a long, long time. So, just go back to her, and make her happy again. I'll handle my choices regarding Kiba." She muttered. He stared at her in surprise.

"Doubt she'll take me back now." He murmured.

"Who knows my best friend, better than me, hmmm?" She grinned, "Just wait till tomorrow, then she'll be willing to listen, okay." He nodded and she left.

'Fixing mom's problem easy, fixing my own not so easy.' She thought as she headed back home. A flash of wild brown hair caught her eye, she turned her head. There was Kiba, she grinned and opened her mouth to call him, but stopped when a girl ran up to him, and they walked off together.

'He wouldn't be cheating one me would he?' She asked herself, 'No, that's probably some family member of his that I haven't met yet.'

She nodded to herself and once again started off to her apartment. When she got back, her mom was still asleep so she changed into her pajamas, made some ramen for her dinner. She sat in her room with the radio on and finished her mom's wedding dress sketch.


Sand: Uh oh trouble in paradise for Sakura and Kiba, and Jiraiya and Tsunade.

Sakura: Hopefully everything gets back to normal.

Kiba: Read and review.