A Father

Part I- That night

The sun peeked through an open batch of shades and into Naruto's face. He moaned and rolled over face-first onto his pillow. He threw the blankets over his head and moaned to himself, "Just five more minutes . . .". As the day got brighter they moved through his blankets and Naruto felt no choice but to get up. He crawled out of bed and put up something different for a change: A pair of black jeans and an orange shirt. He strapped his headband to around his upper-arm and moved out. He was greeted by a "Hey, Naruto!" as soon as he left his door. He smiled as he looked to his left to see a friendly Sakura right by his door. He immediately drew a smile

"Hey, Sakura!" He happily said, "What's the occasion?"
Sakura became slightly annoyed, but kept her temper concealed, "The occasion is your birthday!"

Naruto didn't know what to say. He had completely forgotten that it was his birthday and his age was now 19. He gave his thanks for reminding him and asked if Sakura was doing anything that day "No, not really." She tilted her head in a slight flirting fashon, "Yourself?"
"Nope!" Naruto smiled, "So . . . I was wondering if we could . . ."Yes?"
"Get together tonight . . . the two of us." Unlike past experiences, Naruto's voice was slightly quieter and his face turned red slightly. Sakura was almost the same. She saw the look on his face and replied, to Naruto's pleasure, "Yes. I would love to . . ."
"Meet me at my house around 7, alright?" Naruto began to turn around but Sakura followed him, keeping at his pace
"Yeah, no problem." He rested her hands against the back of her head so stop herself from dozing off as she thought as they walked. She had too many thought racing in her mind but this was the one she had considered the most:

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So . . . does this mean that Naruto has asked me on a . . . date?

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"Hey, Sakura . . ." Naruto interrupted, "So does this mean this is an official date?"

Sakura had no idea what to say. All she did was nod her head

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It is! I don't know if this'll work out, though.

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She looked stright at Naruto who was staring at her in cooperation. Suddenly Sakura began to feel a little different

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Great . . . now I'm feeling . . . different and it's . . . nice. Now, all I do is hope to Heaven that it'll work

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Naruto was inside his house. He watched his clock as it went by, minute by minute. Just as two minutes left after the stroke of 7 a knock hit his door. Naruto jumped out of where he was seated and ripped open his door, "Hey!"
"Hello, Naruto . . ." Sakura walked inside and dropped her shoes on a rug, "So, what should we start off the night with?"
Naruto looked behind his shoulder, "Here, let's walk into the kitchen. If you want a snack, that is."
"Sure."

This was the best night of their lives. It came time when the time went too late and the time hit a quarter to eleven. They were sitting in Naruto's room when Sakura stood up
"I outta be leaving." Ske whispered. She said her good bye but heard a sound when was was near the door, "Naruto, could you open the shades quick?" "Sure." Naruto opened the blinds to see a storm outside. It was pounding rain and thunder was crashing in the skies, "I don't think you want to leave."
"You're right." Sakura walked back to Naruto and sat on his bead, right next to him, "Do you think . . . I could bunk with you tonight?"
Naruto nodded, "Yeah, you can stay if you need to." He said
"Thank you." She smiled. Before she could say something Naruto turned off the light. The looked at each other and grinned, until they both fell over on the bed, tired. They opened their eyes and Sakura felt something wet touch her. It was a kiss, planted right on her cheek. She didn't know why but she returned the kiss. As both the kids had thoughts racing through their minds, something came over them that would definately change their lives