NOTE: I decided to redo this chapter as well as #2 and #3. Thank you for

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The Way It's Supposed To Be

Chapter 1: The Beginning

It has almost four years since Naruto Uzumaki returned from his training with Jiraiya. Naruto has grown into a very powerful shinobi and has become one of the most feared ninja throughout the world.

Tired, hurting, and confused Naruto begins to wake up in the Konoha hospital completely covered in bandages, trying to recall all the events that took place the night before.

"Kyuubi …………hey Kyuubi……….Wake up you stupid fox!!!!!!!!!!!!" Naruto hollered out as he lifted himself up in his hospital bed.

"What the HELL do you want kid?" The Kyuubi growled as began to wake from his slumber.

"Wha……..what happened to me?" Naruto questioned as he took a quick look around, noticing all of the bandages that covered his body. "I…….I can't remember anything that happened last night."

"What!?" The fox stated in disbelieve. "How the hell could you forget what happened? You got to be kidding me. Naruto… finally killed Orochimaru and you nearly died trying to save Sa……."

"Sakura-chan!!!!!!" Naruto yelled as hopped out of his hospital bed and ran out of the room. "Where is she?" Naruto kept yelling as he tried to find her room. When he finally found her lying in her hospital bed, Naruto started to remember what happened to him and Sakura the night before.


"Naruto-kun!" Sakura screamed has she looked at the bloody body of Naruto. "No!" She yelled. "How could you do this to him you monster?"

Lying motionless on the ground Naruto began to quickly recover his strength. He could feel his insides burn with power. Watching Sakura he began to think carefully of what he could do to turn this battle in their favor. He wouldn't let Sakura get hurt.

"Sakura it has been awhile hasn't it." Orochimaru said to her. "Naruto didn't stand a chance. Did you honestly think that a few years of training could enable you defeat someone like me?" He snickered, while taking a few steps closer towards the pink haired ninja. "I am a lot more powerful than that."

"You bastard!" Sakura yelled at him as she took a quick glance at the blonde haired genin. "Naruto-kun, please hang on. I will do something." She panicked, desperately trying to think of a solution to their problem.

"Ha, ha, ha, ha now come on Sakura there is no need for name calling." Orochimaru said, licking his lips in a sickly matter. "He was such a fool and now I get to enjoy killing you with that scared look on your face."

Orochimaru took out three kunai and hurled them at Sakura, but unable to move she stood there waiting for their impact. All of her life flashed before her eyes, but the one thing she saw the most… was how Naruto was always their. He was right beside her and she never realized it until now. She felt horrible and couldn't believe how true it was.

"I'm sorry Naruto-kun……I'm sorry I…was too weak to…….."

"Don't say such things Sakura-chan." The young man standing in front of her said.

Sakura stood there tears in her eyes as she looked at Naruto. "Na….Naruto-kun." She began to say as she watched the blood flow out from where the kunai had struck him.

"I….I will protect you even……..even if it cost me my life." Naruto stated, giving one of his foxy smiles, but not before spitting out the blood that had flowed into his mouth. Taking a step forward, Naruto dropped to his knees. Tears once again came into Sakura eyes as she watched Naruto push himself back up.

"How touching." Orochimaru began as he slithered up close to Naruto. "If it isn't Naruto, I thought I killed….."

"SHUT UP!" Naruto yelled as he slammed his fist into the face of Orochimaru, sending him flying off backwards. "You will pay for trying to hurt Sakura."

All of a sudden the ground started to shake as Naruto to let the Kyuubi's chakra flow through him. His fire red eyes could have burned holes through steel. The murderous, bloodlust intent coming from him was almost too much to handle. "I am going to fucking kill you!" Naruto screamed at the top of his longs. With his fox like characteristics now at full power, everyone became paralyzed with fear.

"Now you die!" Naruto hollered as he punched Orochimaru up into the air. He then created six clones of himself as he prepared for one of his strongest moves.

"U….zu….ma….ki." His clones began to shout has they hit Orochimaru further up into the air. Each one carrying the same killing intent as the original.

"What…..what is that?" Orochimaru shouted in horror as he looked up to see Naruto holding a giant rasengan.

"This is it!" Naruto laughed as he flipped forward. "Uzumaki Odama Rasengan Barrage!" Naruto then shoved the rasengan full force into Orochimaru forcing him into the ground.


The ground exploded as Orochimaru and the rasengan hit. The size and sound of the collision was a spectacular event. The force from the blow caused all the trees to disintegrate and the air to become heavy. Everything disappeared as Naruto shoved the rasengan all the way through Orochimaru blowing him into smithereens.

When the dust and smoke disappeared, Sakura saw Naruto crawl out of the giant crater in the Earth. He quickly got to his feet and kicked some dirt into the hole.

"Naruto-kun!" She said frightened as he collapsed into her arms.

"It….it's finally over." Naruto said to her softly. He breathed in deep allowing him to cherish every moment of her warmth.

"Thank you Naruto-kun." Sakura began to say as she held on tight to her blonde haired comrade. "Thank you for everything."

End Of Flashback

The sound of birds and little kids shouting filled the skies of Konoha. It was a nice a joyful day for the village. It was the end of an individual feared by many and now, many people could rest in piece.

Sakura rubbed her eyes gently as she began to wake. Hurting all over, the fuzzy events that happened last night soon began to register insider her head.

"Aaahhhhh. What the hell happened?" She began as she noticed the yellow sun up in the sky. "O my god where is Naru…" Before she could finish her sentence, Sakura noticed the number one, hyperactive, knuckleheaded ninja asleep at the side of her bed.

"Naruto you really have grown up." She began to say to herself. Then, she noticed the drool coming out the side of his mouth and began to think otherwise.

"Ahhhh." Naruto yawned, as he quickly drifted back asleep.

"You have always been there for me haven't you Naruto-kun. Even when I paid no attention to you, you still were there for me. You brought Sasuke back for me even though he left again and broke my heart……….you were always there. Thank you so much Naruto-kun!" Sakura finished as a single tear dripped onto Naruto's face.

"Huh? Sakura-chan…o god are you ok?!" Naruto yelled, standing up so fast it looked like he just got kicked in the butt.

"Yeah I am fine Naruto-kun and it's all because of you." She said blushing, finally seeing Naruto for who he really is.

"Sakura… I am going to go out for a walk to talk to Shikamaru, Neji, and Lee. They are going to ask me some questions about what happened yesterday, so they can report it to the Hokage." Naruto began as he started to walk away. "O yeah! Ino and Tenten are here to see you to. Just call me if you need me."

"Alright Naruto-kun." Sakura said as Ino and Tenten came bursting threw the door, smashing Naruto into the wall.

"Sakura! (BAM!) O sorry Naruto I didn't see you there." Ino smiled, trying to hold back her laughter. "Next time I will be sure to knock first."

"No problem Ino. I will see you later Sakura…..bye Ino………Tenten."

"Goodbye Naruto." Sakura stated, as she watched him walk out the door.

"So Sakura tell us how you defeated Orochimaru." Ino exclaimed, jumping onto one of the chairs next to Sakura's hospital bed.

"Well, it was all Naruto-kun really." Sakura explained, blushing again as she said his name. "He saved my life and he totally destroyed Orochimaru. It was a little scary seeing him angry, but he is so strong. I mean, his muscles and his power were……so……so……um……..unreal." Sakura finished saying as she turned bright red.

"Sakura is Naruto really that powerful?" Ino asked with a curious expression on her face. "He hasn't really done that much stuff has he."

"Yeah, he is truly amazing." Sakura finished, blushing again.

"Sakura are you sick? You are very red." Tenten questioned as she walked over to Sakura's side.

"O my god Sakura. You are finally falling for Naruto." Ino spoke as she felt a sense of relief strike her.

Sakura stunned by the statement turned another shade of red. "I……um……..I um……..ah…….I don't know…I mean whenever I think of him my heart starts racing. He just makes me so happy and I know I can count him to be there for me."

'Sakura you are so in love with him." Tenten pointed out. "I guess it finally happened to you. Naruto has like you for so long, it is about damn time you realize how special he really is to you."

"Yeah, I guess I am in love with him. I have always been so obsessed with Sasuke, but now I know that it was only because of you Ino. After last night, I have finally been able to realize what Naruto really means to me." Sakura clarified for them. Taking in a deep breath, Sakura thought quietly about Naruto and hoped that he would be permanently by her side.

ALRIGHT, I finally was able to redo this chapter. I hope I made it a hell of a lot better than the first one. I feel I have evolved as a writer since chapter 17 and felt I should go back and edit the beginning ones. Tell me what you think.

I would have made it longer, but i can only edit what i already have in their.