DISCLAIMER: I ONLY OWN SANOSUKE UCHIHA AND ANY KIDS THAT APPEAR LATER ON! I DO NOT OWN ANY OTHER NARUTO CHARACTERS, BECAUSE IF DID, I WOULD BE POSTING THESE FROM TOKYO INSTEAD OF NORTH DAKOTA. PLUS, I'D BE AS RICH AS KISHIMOTO-SENSEI.

Me: There. I said it. I forgot it in the last two chapters. And I will not say it again! XP

Sasuke: Just get on with it. I need to torch something.(looks at Naruto) Or someONE. ;3

Me: Ok, ok. Don't get your panties in a wad, Sasuke-san.

Ino: Sasu-kun! I found you at last!!

Sasuke: SHIT!!RUN AWAY!!

Me: . . . . Ugh. Whatever. Anyways, the story continues three months after Neji tells Sanosuke his thoughts of Tenten.

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Uchiha Sasuke woke up to the sounds of his fiance, Yamanaka Ino, frying eggs in the kitchen. He wondered when he had let her in. Then he remembered giving her the spare key. "That's right. How could I have forgotten that today's her birthday!?" He jumped out of bed, grabbed his gi, and hollered to Ino, "I'm going to the Hokage's Palace, Ino! I'll be back for lunch." Ino looked surprised. "Why? You haven't been summoned, have you?" Sasuke shook his head. "No. It's Uzumaki Hinata-chan's birthday." Sasuke left Ino thinkng about a gift and went to the Hokage's home, bumping into his whistling brother on the way.

"So, brother, Shino was lost as well?" Sanosuke seemed like he hadn't heard. "Sanosuke." Still no reaction, other than whistling. Sasuke decided to put his voice-mimicry to use. "Sano-kun!" That did it. "Haruno-chan, how often have I asked you to not use -kun on my name?" He turned around and saw Sasuke. Sano blushed. "Now I feel like a naked child in front of the whole class."

As the two of them headed towards the Hokage's Palace, they talked about the mission. Sasuke cringed when his brother told him about his arm. "It was during a torture interrogation that I lost my arm. I was asked the location of the final invasion site in the war. Orochimaru's slave-boy first cut my hand off with a very blunt kunai. Needless to say, it hurt like hell. When I refused to talk, he cut my arm off at the elbow, then the shoulder. After my arm was gone, Shikamaru's Shadow possession stopped the man." They had arrived at the Palace. Sano and Sasuke went inside and found the Hokage's wife half-buried in presents from Uzumaki Naruto. Sano walked up to the mesh wall and knelt. As did Sasuke. As the two shinobi were kneeling, Hinata spotted them and laughed. "You don't need to be so formal. After all, you were not summoned."

"All the same, Hinata-chan," Sano said. "It's a personal thing with us." Sasuke nodded, and added, "Besides, it's your birthday." The Hokage entered the room with four shadow clones holding up a giant cake. The twins both stared at it and said, "Wow, he went all out."

About six hours later, Sasuke had left to take Ino to the show in the square, but Sano had stayed to listen to a new mission briefing. Apparently, Haku had attacked a village on the border, and was heading for Konohagakure. Naruto told Sanosuke all the details of the attack. "I need you and your team to take him out before he endangers the village, Sanosuke-san. However, as your team has been weakened to you, Hyuga Neji, and Nara Shikamaru, You may take someone from the village you think worthy to replace Kiba, if you wish. Your team must be ready to leave by tomorrow evening. Sano nodded. "I know exactly who I'm taking, Lord Hokage. If she has no objections, I'm going to take Sakura." "If she objects?" Naruto said, raising an eyebrow. Sano's face became gravely serious. "Then I'll bring Gaara of the Desert."

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Chapter four complete. Five and six on the way. They'll be posted together. People, review or I'll send a Thunder Clone or two into your home to force you to write one - aka: kunai at back.

Shikamaru: Hey, Sano-san, I think your brother just set Lord Hokage's hair on fire.

Me: I know, Shikamaru. Just let them duke it out, okay.

Shika: Sure, whatever. Just as long as I don't have to get involved.

Me: