EPILOGUE!

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Sakura woke up early in the morning due to the sun's comforting heat hitting her face. The sound of birds filled her ears and she couldn't help but smile. They were in the moon country in the present, on their honeymoon; they had bought a summer home, and intended to go there every summer. Sasuke's father had paid for the whole wedding and for the house; much to Sasuke's dismay. Fugaku had said that it was their wedding gift.

It was true that Sasuke had saved up for four years so that he could pay for everything, but Fugaku wouldn't have it. He had paid for Itachi's so he was paying fir Sasuke's as well.

Sakura smiled to herself. The day she and Sasuke had decided the wedding would be on was the day Fugaku took Sasuke's money away from him. He'd said, 'you get it back after your honeymoon, Sasuke. I don't care how much you want to pay for it, you will not spend a penny.'

Of course, he had given them small allowances for food and everything, but those were the weeks that Sakura would remember for the rest of her life. Sasuke had non-stop complained about his father being such a troublesome idiot, yes, Shikamaru had indeed rubbed off on him.

Sakura smiled to herself and closed her eyes, snuggling closer to Sasuke's body; his bare chest replacing her pillow. She had to admit, ever since she'd been turned into a vampire, shed been so happy. True, she'd have nightmares about the night it had all started, but she'd always have Sasuke right next to her; comforting her. But, the day of her wedding had to be the cherry in top of the cake.

Her dress was simple. It was white, of course, and had long sleeves. It ended with a square neck; showing limited cleavage. It didn't poof out at the hips; instead, it hugged her curves, ending at the floor. Her tiara was decorated with blooming cherry-blossoms courtesy of Ino's flower shop, and the simple mesh veil fell over her face.

"Sakura! Oh my god! I love that dress, I don't care what you say or how many others you may want to try on; you are getting that dress!" Ino screamed, disturbing the whole store once again.

"Ino! Relax will you? You've said that with the last three dresses that Sakura's tried on!" Tenten said, hitting the back of Ino's head.

"I have to agree with Ino on this one, though… It really is beautiful, Sakura." Hinata said, pulling on the dress in parts, making sure it fit perfectly.

"See?! Hinata agrees with me, Tenten! Ok, Sakura, if you don't get this dress, I will buy it for you and burn any other dress you happen to buy." Ino screamed once again. Tenten shook her head and looked at Sakura once again, startled.

"Sakura? Are you ok?" Tenten asked cautiously.

Sakura nodded and wiped her eyes. "I-I'm fine, I'm just s-so happy! I never thought I'd be getting married already…" No one said anything, so Sakura continued, a sad smile on her face. "It seems only a week ago that I bumped into Sasuke in the hallway… and he gave me his… blood… but, in reality, it has almost been four years!"

Hinata sighed. "You're just stressed, Sakura. Just try to relax; this wedding is being planned so quickly, and you want it to be perfect, am I right?"

Sakura shook her head. "No, I'm not stressed. You have probably heard it from Sasuke, when you first met me, that is."

"Heard what?" Ino asked, helping Sakura out of the dress she had been forced to buy.

"Yes, enlighten us." Tenten added.

"Well… ever since I turned fourteen, I never thought something like this would happen… that I'd ever know what it'd be like… to feel loved…"

Ino smiled and turned her gaze to Sakura's eyes in the long mirror. "Sakura… don't you dare think about your past." She spoke the last part firmly.

"Sakura, Ino's right. I thought of my father for a long time after the incident happened. It only makes it worse to dwell on the past." Hinata said softly.

Tenten watched as Sakura's eyes turned to the floor and smiled. "Sakura, this is supposed to be your time! Just don't think about that stuff. We all love you. We don't think you're a disgrace."

"Thank you… all of you, you don't know what that means to me…"

Ino grinned, "Well, now that you are done getting the dress off, you are going to buy it."

Sakura smirked and sniffed. "Well, Ino, I'm sorry, but I really like that dress, over there." Sakura pointed to the first dress that she had tried on.

"You what?! I thought I made it crystal clear that you were buying this dress!" Ino ranted. "I don't care what you say, if you buy that dress", she said in disgust, "I will burn it."

Ino looked back at Sakura to find that she was laughing. "Why the hell are you laughing?!"

"Ino relax! I love this dress as much as you do! I'm buying it!" Sakura said between giggles.

Ino's jaw dropped, and Hinata and Tenten were trying to stifle their laughs. "You just…"

Sakura just smirked. "Yes, I did Ino! Ok, now let's buy this dress and go get some smoothies!"

Sakura almost laughed out loud at that memory. It was her favourite moment of the whole day. But, thinking of that brought her to where she was now. Ino found out she was pregnant that day, and here she was, wondering the same thing. It would be too early to use a test; she would need to wait a couple of weeks.

Sasuke moved in his sleep, turning to his side, but not waking up. He was now facing Sakura, crushing her body to his chest with his arms around her.

Soon, Sakura felt tears of happiness come to her eyes. The day of their wedding was the same predicament as what was happening now, happiness… of finally having and starting a family. Sasuke's vows made her cry even more, her salty tears flowing down her cheeks and onto his chest. No! Stop crying; you'll wake him up! She told herself.

Sakura was pacing her room. Her tiara and veil in place, her hair in soft curls going down her back and a light mask of makeup evening her skin tones. Sakura was nervous, you see. She was waiting for Gaara, a very close friend of her and Sasuke ever since the night she had killed Jare, Orochimaru and Blair. He was to walk her down the isle; since she had no idea who her real father was, and Jiraiya was out of the question, Gaara had volunteered.

The wedding was to start in a half an hour; she knew Gaara would be there any moment, but she was still very worried that he would forget, or that he had changed his mind. She jumped dramatically at the door opening, revealing Gaara. He was smirking at her flushed image. "Well, ready to go?" He asked, holding out his arm.

Sakura put her hands on her hips. "Where have you been, Gaara? You should have been here," She glanced at the clock, "five minutes ago!"

Gaara closed his eyes and sighed. "I was with Sasuke, if you must know. And five minutes isn't a very big deal."

Sakura admitted defeat at the sound of Sasuke's name. "Alright… I was over reacting, I'm just nervous, is all."

Gaara led Sakura out of the room, their arms hooked together. "Gaara… I wanted to thank you for doing this. I mean, I'm glad that you don't mind."

"It's no big deal, Sakura, really, it's an honour to walk you down the isle." Gaara said smugly.

Sakura giggled. "Thank you. If you hadn't, it would have been Jiraiya…"

Gaara smirked, "Can't have that pervert taking my place, now can I?"

"No, I guess not! But, Gaara, why did you decide to volunteer?"

He shrugged. "I don't know… I could see the resentment in your eyes at Jiraiya offering to walk you, and I want this day to be what you want… and… don't tell Sasuke I told you this, but you have a right to know, he asked me too."

Sakura smiled. "I should have known…"

"Well, we're here, Sakura. Are you ready?" Gaara asked, stopping in front of the doors that lead to the gardens.

Sakura nodded firmly, a smile on her face. She didn't say anything, so Gaara motioned for the doors to be opened, and they started their walk down the path. Sakura looked at the tree in front of her. It was the biggest in the garden, the largest oak tree she ever saw, and Sasuke was standing under it, smiling at her as she walked arm in arm with Gaara.

Her speech she had made for him played in her head, as she made sure she memorized it. They came to a stop and the flutes stopped playing, in front of Sasuke. Gaara let go of Sakura's arm, and Sasuke's replaced it. He smiled reassuringly at her as they turned to face Tsunade.

"Well, we are gathered here today to, erm, well, you know the whole 'speech' that I'm supposed to say don't you?" Tsunade asked, slumping her shoulders.

Sasuke smirked and Sakura giggled. "Ok, anyways, I'm sure you two have prepared speeches for eachother, and I guess you want to get it over with so you don't forget it."

Tsunade looked at Sasuke and Sakura and they both nodded. Sakura was the first to say hers. Squeezing Sasuke's hand, she began. "Sasuke… ever since I bumped into you in the hallway at school, my life changed, dramatically. I almost died, but you were kind enough, the only person who had showed me kindness in three years, to save my life; at a price to your own, of course.

When I first woke up, I was surprised to see you there… to be honest, when I first saw you come up the stairs and stop at the predicament I was in, I honestly thought that it was it; I was going to die. I didn't understand why Jare had decided to attack me, but when I saw you, two things were going through my mind. I thought that some one was going to save me, that I was going to be all right. But, then, I remembered that you were a vampire as well, so, a part of me thought that you were the same as Jare… that you wanted some of my blood too.

When I woke up to see you standing over me, a concerned, relieved look on your face, I know that the first thing that went through my mind was the right one.

Ever since that day, you gave me my life back; you showed me that… you showed me that it wasn't my fault, that I wasn't the one to blame. Sasuke, I have never felt love since I turned fourteen. But you were the one to show me it after all of those years. You, the Uchiha Sasuke, whom every girl in the school was crazy over."

At that last comment, people started to laugh and Sakura giggled a little through her tears.

"So, Sasuke, I thank you, for everything that you've done for me," She added quietly, "I love you more than I've loved anyone else…"

The few people who heard what sakura said, 'awed' dramatically. Sakura took a glance in the crowd of family and friends that were sitting in chairs before them. Ino, Tenten, Hinata and Mikoto were all in tears. And she almost laughed when she saw Naruto close to it.

Sakura looked back up at Sasuke to see him smirking at her. She looked at him perplexed, 'He's smirking?!' she thought incredulously.

"Alright then, Sasuke…" Tsunade said, tears evident in her eyes. Sasuke nodded and took both of Sakura's hands in his.

"Sakura, I have to admit, mine isn't as long as yours is… but, the first thing I want to say is, 'I hate you.'" Sakura felt like her heart had been ripped in two. She looked at the ground and glanced at Ino, Tenten, Hinata and Nami. Ino and Hinata were holding back Tenten who looked like she was going to beat Sasuke to death, and Nami was clenching and unclenching her fists, shaking in anger, while restraining Naruto who was mumbling a colourful string of curse words. But, what surprised her more was that Neji, Shikamaru, and Kiba were doing nothing about it.

Tears flowed down her face as she thought about everything she had said to him, and what he had to say to her. 'Why did he wait until the wedding?' She thought sadly. It was all too good to be true, she guessed.

She was forced to look up at him when he placed his hand gently on her cheek, lifting her gaze to him. "Why?" She whispered.

Sasuke smiled at her. "I hate you because I can't stop thinking of you, I can't get you out of my head! I hate you because I want to hold you for the rest of my life, to always have you in my arms, in my sight; I hate you because you're like a drug to me… Sakura, I hate you because I love you too much…"

With that said, everyone in the audience sighed in relief. The only people, who knew of Sasuke's vow, were is closest friends, brother and father; excluding Naruto of course.

"Sasuke! You bastard, that was corny! How could you be such an ass…?" Naruto yelled, holding out his fists in a dramatic pose, pointing.

"Naruto! Be quiet!" Nami scolded.

Tsunade cleared her throat, taking a glance in Sakura's direction; she was almost sobbing now.

"Sasuke, do you take Sakura as your wife?" She asked quietly, handing Sasuke Sakura's ring.

Sasuke smirked as he slipped her ring onto her finger. "Of course."

"Sakura… do you take Sasuke as your husband?" Tsunade asked again, handing Sakura Sasuke's ring.

Sakura let out a quiet sob and nodded her head, replying in a broken voice and slipped his ring on his finger with shaking hands. "Y-yes."

"Well, I now pronounce you man and wife…" Tsunade hadn't finished as Sasuke had already lifted Sakura's veil from her face and kissed her. He kissed her passionately until a few coughs were heard and he broke away from her, wiping her tear stained face.

"I'm sorry if I startled you…" He whispered. Sakura let out a strangled laugh.

"N-no… don't worry about it! I'm fine."

"Good, now, lets go and get some cake… before Naruto and Kiba decide to eat it all."

Sakura laughed at this and looked over his shoulder to see Naruto and Kiba eyeing the cake with hunger in their eyes. Nami and Hinata were shaking their heads at them.

Sakura sniffed quietly and smiled. I'm married now… and we're probably going to have a family soon… She thought happily. Releasing one of her hands from Sasuke's embrace, she brushed his hair out of his face and placed her hand on his cheek. She felt content knowing that there was no way she would ever be betrayed again. Closing her eyes, she snuggled closer to him, removing her hand from his cheek and weaving her fingers through his.

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Sasuke woke up to the feeling of Sakura caressing his cheek. He stayed still; enjoying the feel of her cold, gentle hand touching his face. He felt deprived when she stopped and snuggled herself closer to him. Her long, wisps of hair tickling his chest. He waited until she fell asleep before moving so he could see her.

Smirking at the memory of telling his trustworthy friends what he had written as his vow, Sasuke still saw the pained expression on Sakura's face. He had expected her to be upset, to be devastated; he thought he could take it, but it had almost killed him right then and there.

His vow was much, much longer that he had said at the actual wedding, but he didn't say it all. He only said the important parts; wanting to see her smile again, not cry. But, she started to cry harder, much to his dismay. He didn't even wait 'til Tsunade had finished telling him he could kiss her; he kissed her as soon as she slipped the ring on his finger.

Feeling restless, Sasuke sat up slowly, so he could carefully unlatch himself from Sakura's grasp. She groaned in her sleep, but didn't wake. He looked down at her sleeping, a soft, loving look adorning his eyes. In school, I had seen her in the halls all the time… but never in my life had I thought to even give her any of my time. What she said was true… bumping into her in the hall changed both our lives.

His eyes gradually made their way down to her neck; the scar from that night was clearly visible. Tsunade had said that there wouldn't be a scar, but there is. She couldn't explain why, it was still healing when she became a full vampire, so it should have faded that day.

Upon brushing his fingers over the scar, Sakura shot straight up, her hand immediately clamping over her neck. She looked at Sasuke's calm face and sighed, her hand slipping off of her neck to her lap.

Sakura looked up at him and smiled. "Morning…" She said breathlessly. "How long have you been up?"

"Not very long. You were only sleeping for an extra ten minutes or so."

"I see. Well, are you hungry? We didn't eat last night…" Sakura blushed at the reason why.

Sasuke noticed and smirked. "Yeah, I am, I guess."

That's all he has to say?! Sakura thought. "Alright then! I'll just go and make breakfast." I'll just ask him later… what he thinks.

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"Sasuke, you know last night… we didn't use – I mean – well protection… What if I'm pregnant?" Sakura asked awkwardly, halfway through breakfast.

Sasuke choked on his pancakes. This, he was not expecting. Shit! What if she is?! Sasuke thought desperately.

"Sasuke?"

"Hmm? Oh, uh – well, that would be a good thing – I mean, it wouldn't be bad…" Sasuke said nervously.

Sakura giggled. "No, I think it would be great!"

Heaving a sigh, Sasuke took another bite of pancake before answering. "Yeah… it would, wouldn't it?"

"Mhmm! And we actually have a house of our own now, so when we get back home, we can start the baby's room!"

"Don't get ahead of yourself… we don't know if you're actually pregnant or not." Sasuke mumbled.

"I… I know that, but, still, even if I'm not, we can still… try?"

Sasuke choked on his pancakes once again. He chose not to answer while he blushed slightly, and Sakura's giggle was enough to inform him that she knew he was embarrassed to say.

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"Sakura! You're back!"

"Hi Nami!" Sakura yelled back, still holding onto Sasuke's hand while walking off of the plane.

"How was your trip? You know, it was pretty boring here without you!"

"Yeah, there was no Teme to argue with! It was pretty boring." Naruto stated.

"Hn. Dobe."

Sakura giggled. "I – it was… interesting."

Tenten smirked. "What do you mean? Interesting?"

Sakura blushed. "It was… different… I – I mean; it was… uh…"

"Normal." Sasuke said for her.

Sakura nodded vigorously. "Yeah, we did nothing that you guys are thinking that we did!"

Sasuke shook his head. Ino smiled. "So, Sakura, we need a girls night at my house tonight, huh?"

Shikamaru groaned. "Ino… why must it always be at our house? You never clean up your junk afterwards."

"Yes. I think that's a great idea, Ino." Hinata said, giggling.

"Oh, yes. Sakura, you will spill." Tenten added.

"God, Tenten, you've turned into one of them!" Kiba said. "I never thought I'd see the day…"

"Kiba! Who asked you?!" Tenten shouted.

Kiba sighed and shook his head. "Whatever."

"Come on Sakura, we need to go." Sasuke said, tugging her with him. "We need to get home and check some things…"

Sakura gasped. "Oh! Right!"

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Sakura sat in the bathroom, waiting the twenty minutes until the results would show. She refused to let Sasuke see it or wait in the bathroom with her until it beeped. They had agreed they would look at it at the same time.

Sakura nearly jumped when the small beep was heard and forced herself not to look as she covered the results with her hand, walking slowly to the bathroom door, unlocking and opening it.

"It's done?" Sasuke asked as she walked out slowly. She nodded and he followed her eagerly. "Well, are you?"

Sakura took a shuddering breath and uncovered her hand from the results. She immediately choked back a sob as Sasuke embraced her, holding her as close as he could as she cried on his shoulder.

"It's ok…" He said quietly, still staring at the test on the floor. One line… He thought. She's not pregnant…

Sasuke felt Sakura take a long shuddering breath and turn her head towards his neck. He closed his eyes and lead her to their bed, where he layed down with her; her fangs deep in his neck as she drew his blood to her mouth. He waited until she was done before he looked her in the eye. "You ok?" He asked softly, moving her hair that had stuck to her face from the tears out of the way.

She nodded and buried her face into his chest, heaving a sigh. "Yes… I'm fine, thank you, Sasuke."

He smirked, "Anytime, Sakura. You know, now we have time to decorate the spare bedroom… and make it right for a child."

Sakura smiled. "I'd like that."

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Sasuke stood in the doorway of the spare bedroom, admiring his completed project while hugging his wife from behind. Sakura smiled and put her hand on her slightly swollen stomach. Sasuke did likewise and placed his hand on hers, nibbling on her neck affectionately, lapping up the blood with his tongue.

"I love it, Sasuke. It's perfect!"

"Yes, I know… only eight months to go until it's being inhabited…" He replied.

Sakura sighed and suppressed a giggle; thinking of the night she had spent with her friends when she found out she was pregnant.

Ino sighed and looked at her friend. "So, you weren't pregnant two months ago… but you are now…"

"Jeez… how soon did you start again?" Tenten asked.

Sakura blushed. "W – well… I – it just sort of happened… one night…"

"Ooh! Details!" Nami yelled, squealing.

"Oh, yes, Sakura… please, elaborate!" Hinata added.

"No! I will not elaborate! But he was romantic…" Sakura sighed, "First, he took me out for supper at a nice restaurant… then we watched the sunset… we went home after that, and… it just – sort of – happened."

Tenten nodded. "Yes, that is what happens to Neji and I, too. You're so caught up in the moment that you don't remember how it started."

Sakura nodded vigorously. "Yes! That!"

Nami giggled. "Yes, Naruto can be very romantic as well… hard as it is to believe."

Hinata giggled. "Kiba is such a softie! He's always so… gentle…like he's afraid to hurt me."

"What can I say? Shikamaru's a lazy ass… but once he sees me in my pyjama's… he's not so tired anymore."

Sakura giggled and closed her eyes, putting her hand on her heart and the other on her stomach. "Sasuke makes the moment… perfect."

OK! well, here it is! Sorry about the wait, i know it wasn't that great, it feels like i rushed it a little bit, but i have been working on a new story and i hope you like it! It is sort of a remake of the Naruto series, but it isn't really. Like it follows the plotline a little bit, and the missions and what happens is kind of along the same lines, but alot of things are different. And yes, it is indeed, SASUSAKU!!

REVIEW PLEASE!

-sorry if there were any grammar errors... i was in a hurry to upload it onto fanfiction and didn't reallt feel like reading it through.