Daddy's Little Girl

Ch. 1

All of my memories
Keep you near
It's all about us
Imagine you'd be here
All of my memories
Keep you near
The silent whispers
The silent tears

--Within Temptation

"Memories"

"Dad….DAD!" Sakura screamed out to a figure. She wasn't sure why he was there but she had a good guess. That still didn't stop her from yelling out. He turned away from her.

"You're not my daughter and you'll never be," the man said as he started walking away. Sakura's heart broke and she didn't know what to do.

"Dad, don't do this. Please, I love you," Sakura whispered as a single tear made its way down her cheek. "Why are you leaving again?" Sakura asked. The man stopped.

"You're not my daughter," the man repeated as he started to leave, again. Pretty soon she was the only one there. Her best friend, Naruto knocked out from the fight. Sakura dropped onto her knees and cried. The man who has been there for her in almost every situation was rejecting her. He just left her there! Like….like SASUKE!

Sakura bolted up, panting and in her own bed. It was just a dream. Just a dream….Too bad it wasn't. That dream actually happened three weeks ago. Her father left about a week after Sasuke decided to leave in search of power, which was just great.

Sakura got up and got dressed in a tank top and shorts. She put her headband around her stomach and pushed her hair behind her ears. She went downstairs where her mother and step-father were.

"Hey, mother," Sakura greeted, completely ignoring her step-father.

"Sakura, I need you to meet one of my associates tonight around eight o'clock," her step-father said.

"No," Sakura spat at him.

"Sakura, do what your father says!" her mother scolded.

"He's not my father!" Sakura yelled at her.

"Sakura!" Her mother growled at her.

"What? He's not! I want to see my real father," Sakura said, glaring at her mother.

"He's a criminal!" Sakura's mom said to her.

"I don't care! I love him!" Sakura yelled at her.

"Oh? And what do you think he feels? You almost killed him, for Kami's sake! I don't think most people would accept their daughters after almost dying at their hands!" Sakura's mother reasoned. "Remember three weeks ago?" Sakura's mom asked.

"I don't even know why I bother telling you stuff!" Sakura yelled as she stormed off towards the door.

"Sakura, don't--" The door slammed shut. "walk out on me." Sakura's mom said.

Sakura walked through the forest, just looking around and remembering those camping trips with her father.

"Daddy, I can't set up the tent!" Sakura said as her father came into view.

"OK, let's see what we need to do here," her father said as he bent down to her height and looked at the pile that was supposed to be a tent. "Hm…let's take these rods and put them like this. Now, let's get them in the ground so they don't fall over anymore," her father said as they finished setting up the tent.

Sakura sighed. Good times, good times. She then passed the park…

"Daddy, let's go to the swings!" Sakura cheered

"OK, sweetie," her father said as he lifted her into the swing and started to push her.

"Higher, Daddy!" Sakura squealed in delight. Her father started swinging her higher and higher.

"Hey, sweetheart, let's go home and see what Mommy made for dinner," her father said.

The Academy….

"Are you sure you're ready, sweetie?" her father asked, nervously.

"Daddy, it's just the Academy…no big," Sakura responded and he smiled at her.

"It's your first day. So, I'm a little nervous," Sasori said.

"Like you said, it's my first day. Not yours. I'll be fine, Daddy," Sakura reassured.

"Alright…give Daddy a kiss goodbye," her father said as he bent down to her level. She kissed him on the cheek and smiled.

"Daddy, do you think I'll make friends?" Sakura asked.

"Of course! Lots of them. And whatever happened to that Ino girl?" her father asked.

"Ino-pig? We're not friends anymore!" Sakura said, scoffing.

"Why?" her father asked.

"Because she wants Sasuke-kun, also!" Sakura said and he sighed.

"OK, goodbye. I'll meet you here after school," her father said as she walked into the building. He acted like he was going home and then he went into the tree just outside of Iruka's class. He watched his daughter until the bell rang and then he casually made his way back to the front of the school where he said he'd meet his daughter.

"Daddy! Daddy! I made a friend!" Sakura squealed as she jumped into her father's arms.

"That's great! Who is it?" her father asked.

"His name's Naruto!" Sakura squealed.

"I'm glad you made a friend," her father whispered to her.

Her first day of being a genin after her whole thing of fighting her sensei.

"How was training, Sakura-chan?" her father asked as he saw her drag her feet into the room.

"Too tired to talk," Sakura mumbled as she sat down on the couch.

"You got Kakashi, right?" her father asked and she nodded. "Did he pass you?" her father asked, again.

"Yeah," Sakura mumbled.

"Congratulations, he's never, actually, passed a team before," her father said.

"That's great…" Sakura mumbled as she closed her eyes.

"Hey, you're not going to sleep now," her father said and she groaned. "You definitely need a shower."

"No shower. Sleep…" Sakura said as she started to drift off but she woke up a second later to being moved. Sakura mumbled a profanity and tried to go back to sleep.

"Sakura, come on. Unless, you want me to give you a shower?" her father asked but she was too tired to care. He sighed and got her to the bathroom. He carefully took off her clothes and turned the shower head on. He then stood her up in the shower and leaned her head against the wall. She was, thankfully, awake enough to be able to stay standing as he washed her hair and body. She mumbled something along the lines of 'Don't wash me there!' when he tried to wash her upper thigh.

After he finished washing her, he put her in her pajamas and into bed.

Of, course she can't forget the time Sasuke actually left…

"Daddy!" Sakura cried as she entered her house.

"Sakura? What happened last night? You never came home from whatever you were doing," her father said.

"H-He l-l-left," Sakura choked out.

"Who left, Sakura?" her father asked, gently.

"S-S-Sasuke," Sakura said, crying harder now.

"On a mission?" her father asked. Sakura shook her head.

"N-No, he left to gain p-p-power from O-O-Orochimaru," Sakura corrected.

"I'm sorry, Sakura," her father said as he rubbed circles on her back and letting her cry onto him. "Sh…" her father soothed and eventually her loud crying went to only mild sniffling and hiccupping.

Also, the fight her parents had right before he left…

"No! I don't want excuses! You either choose your gang or family!" Sakura's mother yelled. Sakura, who was kneeling on the staircase, out of view, had tears in her eyes. She just innocently came down for a drink of water and heard this.

"Fine! I'll leave if that's what you want!" Sakura's father yelled back as he started to come up the stairs. Sakura tried to move before her father saw her but wasn't fast enough. "Sakura? What are you doing up? It's way past your bedtime and don't you have a mission tomorrow?" her father asked and she bit her lip, trying not to cry.

"D-Dad? You're not leaving, are you?" Sakura asked, frightened. Her father sighed.

"You heard that, huh?" her father asked. She nodded. He walked up to her and kneeled and sat down on the stair next to her. "Princess, I'm sorry. I guess, mommy's tired of my job," her father explained.

"What's your job?" Sakura asked.

"Assassin, same as yours but mine's a little different. I am a criminal, you know," her father replied.

"Please, don't leave me, Daddy," Sakura pleaded.

"I'm sorry, Sakura-chan but I'll be leaving in the morning," her father said as he went back to his room. Sakura followed him and saw him put everything in a suitcase.

"Dad, please…take me with you!" Sakura begged and he smiled at her.

"Be good for your mother, OK?" her father asked.

"Please, talk to mom first and try to work it out," Sakura asked, trying to get him to rethink his decision.

"OK but no promises," her father said as he went down the stairs and out the door probably for some air before talking to his wife again. Sakura closed her eyes and tried to think of anything but the thought of her father actually leaving.

Sakura sighed as a tear made its way down her cheek. She loved her father, very much and it hurt when he rejected her three weeks ago. She didn't even like her mother after she married Ion, her idiotic step-father. Oh how she hated him.

He always made her go out and meet his associates. They always tried to get her in bed and sometimes they'd try and force her. It was very hard to get them off of her but she did, eventually. Every time she came home he would smirk at her and ask how it went. She knew that he knew or set up the whole thing.

Her mother was just plain naïve. No mother should be more naïve than her daughter. Sakura would tell her mom about Ion she would sigh and tell her not to speak like that about her 'father.' Sakura would grow angry at that remark but would refrain from doing anything rash.

Sakura walked through the gates since no one was there at the moment and she went walking around just reminiscing on memories of her father.

"Sakura? What are you doing up here?" she heard a feminine voice call out.

"Ino?" Sakura asked as she turned to see Ino standing a few feet away from her.

"What are you doing up here?" Ino asked again.

"Just came to clear my head," Sakura said.

"Ne, ne, let's go and have girl time! We never have girl time anymore!" Ino said, rolling her eyes.

"The mall does sound nice," Sakura said. "Come on," Sakura said as they ran all the way to the mall.

"SHOPPING!" the girls yelled as they went to the closest store and looked through all the items.

After five hours of non-stop shopping the girls were tired and each had a bag of clothing. They were smiling and talking about anything they could think of.

"Well, I have to go home, Ino," Sakura said as they hugged and went their separate ways.

"Mom! I'm home!" Sakura yelled as she got into the house. She was met by silence. She walked into the kitchen and saw her step-father sitting there, looking at her intently. "Where's my mother?" Sakura asked.

"She's on a mission for the week," her step-father said with a smirk. Sakura stepped back out of reflex.

"Ion, I don't have time for your games. I'm going to my room," Sakura said as she turned to leave but a hand on her shoulder stopped her.

"Oh, no, Sakura. You're not going anywhere. Not until you respect me and recognize me as your mother's husband," Ion said. Sakura raised her eyebrow and before she had any time to think about it, his fist was on her face. She fell back and hit the wall.

"That's gonna leave a bruise," Sakura mumbled as she rubbed her cheek.

"Oh, it's gonna do more than leave a bruise," Ion said as he punched her hard in the stomach.

Sakura coughed as he pulled her up by the collar and threw her into the ground. She flinched at the pain. He kicked her in the chest. Then, the head. Then, her lower stomach and he kept doing that until she could see spots. Then, she couldn't feel any pain anymore. She struggled to her feet and realized her step-father was gone. She limped to her room and curled up on her bed. She started to sob into her pillow.

"Why, Daddy? Why can't you accept me? I love you, Daddy! I…I…need…you," Sakura finished as she fell asleep. She dreamt about a memory from so long ago…

"Daddy, can you play ball with me?" a young Sakura asked.

"Sure, sweetie," her father said as he picked up the ball on the floor. "Ok, how far do you want me to go back?" her father asked.

"Far! Like 10 kazillion miles!" Sakura said and he laughed at that.

"Sweetie, I don't think that's an actual number and even if it was that would be a pretty long distance," her father replied.

"OK…" Sakura said. He backed up a few feet and tossed the ball to her. She almost caught it and when she didn't she went after it. Then, she threw it back at her father as hard as she could, which wasn't really hard. He caught it and threw it back at her. They continued to do this for a few minutes before she got bored…

Sakura woke up around midnight to loud winds and rain. She saw the tree next to her window scratch up against it and she got up since she couldn't sleep anymore. She snuck downstairs so she wouldn't run into her step-father. She walked to the kitchen once the coast was clear. She got a glass of water and looked out the window, watching the rain drop to the ground.

"That's what it looks like in my heart," Sakura mumbled. "Woah, is me! My heart is crying a thousand tears!" Sakura said, dramatically. She sighed. "My life sucks," Sakura mumbled as she rubbed her sore stomach. Sakura finished her water and went back upstairs so she could try and get some more sleep. Unknown to her that a figure was staring at her from the tree outside her window.

"Sakura? Where are you?" her father asked, annoyance seeping its way into his voice. Sakura poked her head into the hallway. She looked a little pathetic. She also looked guilty. "Sakura come over here," her father said as he bent down on his knees to speak to the smaller girl.

"Yes, Daddy?" Sakura asked.

"Where's Hiruko?" her father asked.

"Who?" Sakura asked and he sighed.

"That big puppet," her father said.

"U-Um…" Sakura stuttered.

"You know, lying will get you in more trouble than telling me the truth," her father said and she looked at her feet.

"I'm sorry, Daddy," Sakura said and he sighed while rubbing his temples.

"What am I going to do?" her father mumbled. "Go get me Hiruko, Sakura-chan," her father said as she gratefully left. She came back a few moments later with the puppet that was easily two times her size. It had make-up all over its face and her father stared blankly at it. "Sakura?" her father asked with a raised eyebrow.

"I'm sorry but I was bored," Sakura mumbled.

"Sakura, you can't do this to other people's stuff. It's wrong," her father lectured.

"I'm sorry. I understand if you have to punish me," Sakura mumbled, teary eyed.

"Nah, you don't need a punishment now. I'd say this was enough but if you ever do it again you will get punished. Understood?" her father asked as she nodded. "Now, why won't you go play until dinner."

"OK, Daddy!" Sakura cheered, relieved as she ran back to her room to play with her dolls.

Sakura woke up, yet again, to the sun shining outside, betraying her mood. She was in pain and looked half-dead to top it all off. She decided not to heal her wounds because he'd just wound her again and then it'd be a waste of chakra. Sakura got dressed and went to Naruto's apartment. She knocked but he didn't answer.

"Na-ru-to! Open your door!" Sakura yelled as he groggily opened the door. He rubbed the sleep from his eyes and looked at her.

"Sakura? What are you doing here? And what happened? You look like you were beaten up," Naruto asked as he became more awake.

"Go get dressed! We're going to hang out all day together! And don't worry about me!" Sakura said, happily.

"O-OK," Naruto said, nervously as he let her in and went to his bathroom to change.

"So…do you want to go shopping?" Sakura asked, hopefully.

"Not really. I don't like shopping. Didn't you go shopping with Ino yesterday?" Naruto asked as he came back into the room dressed in his usual neon orange jumpsuit.

"Yeah, but shopping is so much fun!" Sakura defended.

"Whatever…let's go train, instead," Naruto offered.

"Sure," Sakura said as they left his apartment and went to team 7's training ground.

"Do you know where Kakashi-sensei's been lately?" Naruto asked as they squared off.

"Nope," Sakura said as they lunged at each other. Blocking fist and taking punches.

"Weird…" Naruto said.

"How?" Sakura asked.

"Never mind…but what seriously happened to you? You've been a little shaken up since our meeting with that Akatsuki member in the forest three weeks ago," Naruto asked.

"I guess I should tell you. You have been my best friend. Remember when you use to come over when we were still in the Academy and when we got into my house my father was right there and wondered what we wanted to eat?" Sakura asked.

"Yeah, your father was really nice. Whatever happened to him?" Naruto asked.

"My mom kicked him out but that Akatsuki member we met…was my father," Sakura said, finally.

"What? Are you serious?" Naruto asked.

"Dead serious," Sakura said as she threw a chakra filled fist at Naruto's head. He dodged.

"Wow…and how do you feel about that?" Naruto asked.

"I feel like crap. He rejected me just because I almost killed him about a year ago. I mean, he's the criminal and I'm willing to do anything just to have him say he loves me but he won't give me the time of day to prove it," Sakura said as she downcast her eyes.

"It's OK…You have your mom and step-father, right?" Naruto asked.

"My mom's naïve and I just plain hate my step-father," Sakura mumbled.

"Let's stop sparring and go get something to eat, ne?" Naruto asked and she nodded.

They walked to Ichiraku's and ordered some ramen. They sat in silence just waiting on their food when some of the other ninja showed up.

"Hey, Sakura-san!" Hinata said.

"Hey, Hina-chan! How are you? You and Naruto dating still?" Sakura asked, smirking. Hinata blushed a very deep red. "I'll take that as a yes," Sakura said. They ate their meal and Sakura bid her friends a goodbye as she walked back to her own house. She was a little late getting home but thought nothing of it until she walked into the house and saw her step-father standing there.

"Sakura, you're late," Ion stated.

"Yeah, and what of it?" Sakura asked.

"I need you to go deliver these to a client of mine," Ion said as he tossed her a small plastic bag.

"Dope?" Sakura asked as she gasped. "You're a drug dealer?!!!?" Sakura exclaimed. He glared at her, reminding her of last night and she left the room and went out to meet his client since she didn't want a repeat.

She found the alley that was on the bag fairly easily and waited until she saw someone arrive.

"Oh? If it isn't Ion's little messenger," the man said, smirking at her.

"Just take your dope and leave," Sakura said as she tossed him the bag.

"Why won't you…test it? To make sure it's actually dope," the man said.

"Don't think so. I know what dope does and I'm not putting it into my system," Sakura said as she started to walk away but he grabbed her arm.

"I don't think you understand," the man growled at her as he forced some dope down her throat. "Now, be a good girl and don't move," the man said as he let go and she fell to the ground. Her medical skills kicking in she started to push the drug out of her system as his hands started to roam and violate her body. Once the drug was out she punched him in the jaw and got up.

"Please, just keep your drug and tell Ion I'm not coming home just so he can beat me up and send me to his drug deals just to get sexually harassed by his so called clients," Sakura spat at him as she walked away, thinking of where she would go to sleep.

Sakura decided to walk around the spot that she last saw her father for a while just so she could clear her head and maybe…just maybe he'd come back and she could try to talk to him. She heard a rustle in the bush and looked that way. Her heart jumped and she grabbed a kunai but didn't pull it out of its holster just yet.

"Who's there?" Sakura asked. Then, she saw a bunny hop out and let out a sigh. She was paranoid. "Just a rabbit…get a grip, Sakura," Sakura whispered to herself as she turned around. She screamed. "How-How did y-y-you find me?" Sakura croaked out, shakily. The guy smirked.

"You shouldn't be running away, Sakura," the man said.

"Ion, I'm not running away from the village…I'm simply on a little walk in the forest. I am, however, running away from home," Sakura stated, bravely. He clicked his tongue and shook his head is disapproval.

"You're bold, Sakura. Now come home and your punishment will be lessened," Ion said and she gulped in fear of what he was going to do to her if she disobeyed his order. She numbly nodded and silently followed him home, keeping a good distance behind him.

He opened the door to their house and Sakura followed him in nervously. He turned to face her, that ever annoying smirk adorning his face. He slapped her hard across the cheek. She grunted in shock and pain and looked back up at him. He then soccer punched her in the stomach in the same spot he did last night, making the pain unbearable. Sakura whimpered as a tear fell down her face. Ion's smirk grew wider.

"That hurt, Sakura?" Ion asked, mocking her. He punched Sakura and she fell to the ground. He then put one of his feet on her stomach and the other on her head for support as he pushed his foot down on her stomach, harder and harder. Sakura started to silently cry as the pain got worse.

"Please…Please stop," Sakura whimpered. Now she was REALLY wondering what would've happened if she disobeyed him.

"What? You want more?" Ion asked as he pushed his foot into her harder.

Sakura felt like he broke one of her ribs. He probably did for all she knew. She gasped as the pain coursed through her. After a few minutes he left her there, like last night. She really struggled to get up, but did so, none the less. She used the wall for support as she walked back to her room. She laid on her bed and cried.

"Daddy…I need you…I miss you so much," Sakura cried out only loud enough for the figure outside of her window to hear. She started to think of memories of him to ease her mind.

"Happy, fifth birthday, Sakura-chan," her father said as he handed her a present and kissed her on the cheek.

"Thank you, Daddy!" Sakura cheered as she greedily opened the present. While she was doing that her father took a picture of his angel opening her present. She gasped as she looked at it. "A new dollie house! Thank you! Thank you!" Sakura cheered as she hugged her father, tightly. He hugged her back and chuckled.

"You're welcome, Sakura-chan," her father said.

"Will you play dollies with me, later, Daddy?" Sakura asked, hopefully.

"Of course but for now let's slice the cake that your mom made," her father said and she beamed.

--

Knock, Knock, Knock

"I'll get it!" a ten year old Sakura yelled through the house as she ran towards the door.

"Who is it, Sakura?" her father called from the kitchen, where he was cleaning dishes.

"It's my friends Shikamaru, Choji, and Naruto!" Sakura called back.

"All boys?" her father asked with a protective tone.

"Dad!" Sakura whined.

"Hey, we're going to go to the festival. Wanna come?" Shikamaru asked, lazily. Sakura smiled.

"Of course!" Sakura cheered. Her father came into the room at this time with a dish rag in hand.

"What is it, Sakura?" her father asked.

"Daddy, may I go to the festival with my friends? Please?" Sakura asked.

"Fine, but stay out of trouble and be home by eight," her father instructed and she nodded her head, frivolously. "Have fun!" her father yelled after as she ran with her friends to the festival.

--

"Daddy! I get to go to the chuunin exams!" Sakura squealed happily.

"Congratulations, Sakura. Did your whole squad get chosen?" her father asked.

"Yep! Sasuke-kun's sooo gonna make chuunin! He's so awesome!" Sakura said with stars in her eyes.

"Uh…Sakura why won't you focus on training instead of fawning over the Uchiha," her father said and she glared at him.

"You sound just like Sasuke-kun," Sakura spat at her father.

"Well, if he says stuff like that to you why do you have a crush on him?" her father asked.

"It's not a crush, Daddy! I'm in love!" Sakura sighed, dramatically.

"Aa, I see. When you get married just remember I want grandkids!" her father yelled as he left the room.

"D-Dad!" Sakura stuttered as she blushed a deep shade of red.


Well how'd you like it? I just kept having this vision of 'what if this happened?' so...I wrote it all out. My best friend likes this story and she doesn't know anything about Naruto. Hope you all enjoyed!