Helping Hands

Chapter 3: Returned to Sender

By: BukkakeNoJutsu


Disclaimer: Naruto is not mine. If he were, Mitarashi Anko would like him better than dango, and have him just as often.


Haruno Sakura stared at her teammate as if seeing him for the first time. His eyes belied a profound sense of loss, something that she had never witnessed before in him.

She knew then that it was not a simple kage bunshin that she had dispelled, but something else entirely. From his reaction, it was as if she had harmed someone Naruto considered precious.

Uzumaki Naruto was always determined, slightly perverted, a prankster, a capable ninja, and an even better friend. Seeing a gaping chasm of hurt in his eyes left her disturbed, and at a loss.

Naruto's chakra presence intensified and the young pink-haired woman felt light burns forming around her neck where he gripped her. Disarmed by the blonde's demeanor, Sakura did not even attempt to summon her medic-nin strength. She had made a grievous mistake and felt like she would deserve whatever consequences befell her.

His burning grip around her throat started to tighten.


Naruto stared hard at the resigned face of his pink-haired teammate, and his anger was tempting him to squeeze and watch as the life drained from her eyes.

She had taken away someone who had cared for him, not because he was a stand-in for a lost loved one, not because of duty, not because he carried the Kyuubi inside him, and not because they had simply grown fucking used to his presence.

For some unfathomable reason, Naruko simply liked being with him without an ulterior motive.

Now that she was gone, Naruto could barely even process how deeply their short time together affected his life..

Uzumaki Naruto was never adept at hiding his emotions, so Sakura, with her observational skills honed from years of medic-nin training, was able to read him an agonizing clarity.

By dispelling that blonde woman, she had hurt him beyond words.

She hung her head low as the tears trailed down her face. Sakura waited limply for the hammer to fall.

At the sight of her passivity, Naruto just let go.

Regardless of the thoughtlessness of her actions, she was still one of his precious people.

Trading in his anger for grief, Naruto released his grip on her neck, and he slumped bonelessly to his knees, unshed tears welling up in his eyes.

He punched at the ground without the aid of chakra, scrapping his knuckles badly, over and over again, not allowing the wounds to heal.

Sakura grew horrified at the sight.

"Please stop, Naruto. Please!" cried the pink-haired kunoichi, hugging his back.

Suddenly, a presence, like a stream of well-worn memories, touched the back of Naruto's mind. It washed over him like a wave. In that instant, he felt a thousand happy moments, large and small, and he could almost taste the salt of her skin. It was like Naruko was speaking to him in the language of memories. One memory replayed itself constantly, the moment Naruto completed his jutsu and met Naruko.

Jiraiya had always warned about experimental sealing jutsus, as they almost always had the tendency to go hideously awry. With seals, a master could alter the very fabric of reality on a very limited scale. A novice could easily maim or kill himself and the people around him. Naruto had been extremely fortunate when he first summoned Naruko.

Uzumaki Naruto decided to press his luck again, summoning enough chakra to summon Gamabunta and slammed his palm down to the ground, muttering a desperate prayer.

The air seemed to be charged with energy.

With a flash, a familiar young blonde woman appeared.

Naruko bounded into Naruto's arms tackling him to the ground, and kissing away unshed tears.

Sakura was almost ashamed to watch their public display of intimacy. They seemed to fit together like pieces of a puzzle.

"What happened?" asked Naruto, overjoyed.

"I somehow dispelled myself when I thought I was in danger, but I guess I'm sort of stuck with you forever." replied Naruko with an impish grin, suggesting that she didn't mind that fact at all.

Sakura could only watch in mute shock as Naruto then kissed the blonde woman unashamedly. Their liplock was not one of the clumsiness that she learned to associate with the blonde boy, but was a different animal entirely. She could have sworn that the blonde woman actually swooned.

By the time the blonde beauty gathered her bearings, she took note of her surroundings and then started to introduce herself.

"Hi. You must be Haruno Sakura. Naruto's told me a lot about you. I'm Naruko, Naruto's friend and err…summon, I guess. Hahaha."

Sakura, nearly prostrated herself before the blonde woman, apologizing, "I'm really sorry about before… I… I didn't know..."

The whiskered woman graced her with a friendly smile.

"No problem. It was an honest mistake, right?"

Sakura nodded.

"It's settled then. You should probably talk to Naruto-chan, though. He's probably more upset about this than I am."

The blonde woman leaned forward conspiratorially, tenderly cupping the pink-haired girl's face.

"There's no need for jealousy anyway. If you play nice, I wouldn't mind sharing him with you."

"Wha---?" managed a stunned Sakura, before Naruko gave her a quick peck on the cheek.

"I think you're cute, and I know for damn sure that Naruto wouldn't mind."

"B-b-but I'm pretty sure I'm not like that," stammered the kunoichi, blushing badly.

"You never really know unless you try. Maybe you just want to take him out for a test spin, all by yourself."

"Yes! No! I mean…"

Before Haruno Sakura could clarify her position concerning Naruto, Naruko bounded away with a giggle.

The pink-haired girl sighed in frustration.

Just what exactly she felt about Uzumaki Naruto was a Gordian knot that could be pulled apart at another time. There were more pressing matters at hand than her dampening panties.

First and foremost, Sakura had to make things right between Naruto and herself.

Wiping away a trickle of blood from her nose, the medic-nin walked towards her friend and teammate to start to apologize, but Naruto had beaten her to the punch.

"I'm sorry that I overreacted, Sakura-chan," stated an apologetic, but still upset Naruto, not meeting her gaze.

"It's my fault, Naruto. I jumped to stupid conclusions, and hurt you and Naruko. Will you forgive me?"

Naruto looked at her in the eyes and saw heartfelt sincerity that brought a small smile back to his face.

"Of course, Sakura-chan."

Naruko interjected, with an almost devilish grin and a wink, "How would you like to make it up to him, Sakura? Sometime in the near future, could we ask you for a small favor that you can accept or deny? No pressure."

Sakura caught Naruko's wink and shivered.

She was totally and utterly fucked if she accepted, but couldn't help but nod.

Naruto watched the exchange between the two women, and couldn't help but feel that he was missing something important.


Nara Shikamaru awoke with a groan and with an unfamiliar weight on his chest, namely a nude Yuuhi Kurenai.


His balls felt drained, he felt sweaty and sticky, and he could have just sworn that he glimpsed the ghostly form of Asuma-sensei giving him an enthusiastic thumbs-up.

These recent events, being wholly unexpected, totally frayed the genius tactician's nerves.

Now would be the perfect time for a cigarette.

The moment quickly passed as, with a small yawn, Yuuhi Kurenai woke up with a smile on her face, and greeted the chuunin with a kiss.

Her red-eyes twinkled mischievously.

"Shikamaru, could you do that thing with your shadows again?"

The dark haired teen nodded, somewhat stunned.

Shikamaru's cigarette break would have to be postponed for a good chunk of time if Kurenai had any say in the matter.

She did.


Tsunade, the 5th Hokage sat at her desk looking over forms for the next chuunin exam when she heard a knock at her office door.

"Come in."

Uzumaki Naruto entered the room, which was odd solely for the fact that he never really bothered with knocking and usually barged into the Hokage's office like he owned the place, or at least that he would in a few years.

Something had to be off.

"Obachan, I've got someone you need to meet," stated Tsunade's favorite ninja in the entire village.

"Hi obachan!" stated a beautiful blonde girl in a very Naruto-ish fashion as she entered the room.

"This is Naruko, my friend and err…summon."

Tsunade stared at the pair, dumbfounded.

"What the hell?"

Naruko waved cheerfully.

Tsunade, utterly confused, simply waved back.



Jiraya the Toad Sage rushed towards the Hokage's office, upon receiving an urgent message from Tsunade involving Naruto.

Just what kind of trouble did the boy get into this time?

At this rate he would not be able to finish the new Icha Icha volume on time.

Jiraiya sighed.


When Jiraiya finally arrived, Naruto recited a somewhat edited version of Naruko's origins to the two Sannin

Still it was plain to see from their body language that the blondes were much more than simply friends. Their underlying closeness would be somewhat endearing to the blonde hokage if it did not set off pangs of jealousy.

Overall, Tsunade was stunned, "How you so routinely manage to do the impossible boggles the mind."

Creating a summon contract from scratch, and creating life from scratch was, thanks to Naruto, damn near impossible, rather than absolutely ridiculous.

Jiraya was misty-eyed, and sniffling.

"I've never been prouder of you, boy. Here, I was going to save this for when you made jounin."

Naruto caught the scroll deftly.

"Those are the Yondaime's notes on the Hiraishin no Jutsu. I've never been able to master it, but they belong to you now. "

The white-haired man was nearly bawling now.

"You've accomplished so much at a young age with your sealing skills."

Naruto grew faintly embarrassed at the compliments.

"You are an s-class ultra-pervert, surpassing even myself!! Please teach me the secrets of your masterpiece: twincest no jutsu!"

Before Naruto could respond, Tsunade already embedded Jiraiya into the floor with a cry of, "You stupid letch!"

There was a knock at the door, signaling the entrance of a chuunin messenger.

The messenger glanced at the twitching form of Jiraiya, and shrugged. It was business as usual in Konohagakure with the Godaime. Someone was always being catapulted into or through something with Tsunade-sama

"Hokage-sama, we've just received a formal diplomatic letter from the Land of Spring."

Tsunade accepted the letter, glancing over it briefly, eyes widening slightly.

"Actually, it's for you," said the Godaime with a grin, handing it Naruto.


Omake: Shadow of the Naruko

Jiraiya had always warned about experimental sealing jutsus, as they almost always had the tendency to go hideously awry. With seals, a master could alter the very fabric of reality on a very limited scale. A novice could easily maim or kill himself and the people around him. Naruto had been extremely fortunate when he first summoned Naruko.

Uzumaki Naruto decided to press his luck again, summoning enough chakra to summon Gamabunta and slammed his palm down to the ground, muttering a desperate prayer.

The air seemed to be charged with energy.

A huge plume of white smoke appeared, and Naruto looked up from the ground to see Naruko's smiling face. He had to look up, and up, and up before he could see her smile.

Naruko was back…

…and she was fifty feet tall.

Who knew that the more chakra you put into summoning Naruko, the bigger she got?

Sakura looked at the giant blonde woman and gulped.

"Should I dispel myself, so you can summon me a again at a normal size?" asked Naruko in a booming but still sweet voice.

"Not yet! I have an idea!" shouted the blonde genin.

With that, Naruto ran up her leg, and then body with the aid of chakra.

"Hey, that tickles," giggled the giant woman.

Naruto stood on her shoulder and whispered his idea in her ear.

She flushed a bright red.

"Do you want to?" inquired Naruto.

Naruko agreed with a nod of her head.

Naruko, quickly, but carefully, made her way to an empty field, still leaving small tremors in her wake with her scaled-up dainty footsteps.

She quickly disrobed and laid down on her back.

It was apparent that she was quite ready for this.

Naruto wordlessly summoned a mass of kage bunshin.


It was a great day to be a kage bunshin, and an even better day to be Naruko, as her moans could be heard for miles.


End Chapter 3

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