A/N: here are some things you might want to keep in mind while reading this:
thoughts or flashbacks

Inner thoughts

Hope you enjoy the story, and please help me improve it.

Disclaimer:I do not own Naruto. If I did, the story would be crappy!!!


.:Cherry Blossom Dreams:.
Prologue: Sakura's Decision


She sat there, looking at the picture of her former team. There was a tall man with silver hair who was grinning behind the mask concealing his face. A boy with blond spiky hair wearing a dopy smile was hugging a pink headed girl. The girl was hugging back, with a big smile on her face. Next to them, was a young boy their age with black onyx eyes and his hair sticking out at strange angles from the back. He wasn't smiling, but instead, a scowl was placed on his face. Those were the glorious days of Team 7, when it was Kakashi-sensei, Naruto, herself, and him.

He was the one who she fell head over heals for.

He was the only one who had ever caught her heart, like a butterfly in a net.

He was the one who broke her heart, and yet…she loves him anyways.

He was none other than Uchiha Sasuke.

The day after he betrayed the village, Sakura remembers telling Ino everything. Her reaction…was priceless.

Flashback:
"HE DID WHAT?!?" Ino yelled, not believing what she just heard.

"You heard me Ino. He left to join Orochimaru in his quest for power."

"NO!! NOT THAT!!! I MEAN…HE KNOCKED YOU OUT??? YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M GONNA GO OVER THERE AND HANDLE THAT DAMN UCHIHA! I MIGHT STILL ADMIRE HIM…BUT FRIENDS COME FIRST!!!AND SAKURA…YOU'RE COMING WITH ME, AND TOGETHER, WE'LL POUND HIM TO PULP!!!!"

Sakura sweat dropped.

"No, Ino, that's fine. I actually don't care anymore about Sasuke anymore anyways," she said smiling.

Although that was one of her biggest smiles, Ino could see right through it.

End of Flashback

Sakura looked up at the ceiling thoughtfully and looked over at the mirror. Her eyes were puffy from crying all night. Right now, it was about a year that the Uchiha prodigy left Konoha.

Ever since that day, she decided to train under the Fifth Hokage and one of the three legendary sannin, Tsunade.

Every day, she would work her way up, until eventually, she had caught up to Shizune at medical jutsu, and possibly surpassed Tsunade's inhuman strength.

Her number one priority was always on her mind while training: Become stronger than the Hokage herself and retrieve Sasuke.


A/N: Okay, I know that was short, but this is just to sort of get an idea of what's been happening sonce Sasuke left and Sakura's main goal.