Greetings friends! This is the final installment to "Tainted Love." I hope you all have enjoyed reading it as much as I have writing it. Now then, let's begin!

Tainted Love

Chapter 3

"I'm pregnant."

Naruto stared at Sakura open mouthed as the color drained from his face. His features were frozen in shock even as he fell off the bed and hit the floor with a thud. Darkness filled the jinchuriki's senses for a few seconds until a bright red began to engulf him and the features of his bijuu came into view behind the bars of his cell.

What are you doing, boy? Kyuubi growled as he moved closer to the bars. You should be talking about the kit you're going to have with your mate. Not coming to visit me.

"This is all your fault!" Naruto growled, his inner self pacing back and forth, his eyes full of anger as he studied his demon. "You just had to have sex with her, didn't you? Now look what's happened! She's pregnant!"

Kyuubi chuckled, amused as he watched his host pace. Of course she's pregnant. That is what happens when you mate, kit. That is one of the purposes of the act itself.

"Don't give me that crap! Humans can use protection and take pills to prevent it. And.." Naruto's face twitched as he added. "Chakra can be used to make sure.. it doesn't happen." Realization struck him. "Sakura.. Sakura would know the skills necessary not to become pregnant."

And yet she didn't, did she.. The bijuu spoke, his muzzle pulled back in a grin. What does that tell you, kit? It tells you she wanted the child. Our child.

"Our.. Child? You mean, the baby.. Will.. Have.."

Both our genes? Yes. It will.

Naruto shook his head and rubbed his brow. "Man, this is nuts! I can't believe I'm having this conversation with you. I can't believe Sakura is pregnant." He closed his eyes, fear lighting his features. "What is everyone going to say? We're just kids ourselves. We're too young for this responsibility."

A snort was heard and the blond snapped his head over to Kyuubi, glaring. "What?"

Foolish kit, by my second year kits were to be expected.

"Yeah.. Well.. I'm not an animal, okay? I'm human. It takes a long time for us to even reach sexual maturity."

That may be, but you still have the mating instincts of an animal. You have wanted her as yours for a long time. I made her yours. You should thank me for what I've done.

Naruto blinked and stared at Kyuubi. "Thank you?.. Thank you?! You ruined my life! Sakura's life! What the fuck are we supposed to do now?"

Protect her. Kyuubi growled. Watch over her. Be her mate. That's what you're supposed to do.

Both males turned their gaze to the side as the voice of Sakura called out very softly in the darkness. Naruto was drawn to her voice but turned to when his bijuu spoke.

You will have to keep her safe, kit. No matter what. Understand?

Naruto nodded then turned again to the sound of Sakura's voice, feeling himself pulled away and into the light. His eyelids snapped open and he found the face of the kunoichi staring down at him, a worried expression fluttering in her eyes.

"Naruto.." She reached out to cup his cheek. "You okay?"

The blond blinked and reached up to rub his eyes. "Yeah.. Sorry.. It's just.. The news.. Is a bit shocking." He lowered his hand and looked up at her, his voice soft. "You.. Are you sure you're really pregnant?"

Sakura blushed and nodded, shifting to sit back up on the bed as Naruto rose and sat beside her. "Yes. I'm sure. It had been three weeks before my last period when we.. Had sex that first time. It's been nearly eight weeks now." Her hand went down to her stomach, stroking the skin as she continued. "I feel life in me, Naruto. It's wonderful and scary. I.. I know it's going to be difficult for us. But I want you at my side, Naruto. I need you to help me through this."

Naruto bit his lip. "Sakura. Why.. Why didn't you.."

"Use my chakra to free myself from becoming pregnant?" Sakura interrupted. "Because.. Well.. Because I want this, Naruto. I want the baby."

The blond turned to look at her. "Are you sure you do, Sakura? Are we ready to raise a child together? We're barely out of childhood ourselves. What are people going to say?"

"Naruto.." Sakura reached out to take his hand in hers. "I understand your fears. I fear the same things. But we need to decide what to do. How to tell people. Where we're going to live and survive. It's scary, but together we'll figure it out."

The blond shinobi lowered his gaze, murmuring. "This is my fault. All my fault.."

"Naruto.. Stop blaming yourself. What's happened has happened. We need to look forward now. It's scary I know. Believe me, I'm terrified. But I love you and you love me. That is all that matters in this moment." She paused and leaned in to kiss him, whispering against his lips as she pulled him to lay down with her. "So let's get some sleep. In the morning, I have class to attend."

Naruto wrapped his arms around her and buried his nose in her hair. "And what will I be doing?"

Sakura grinned. "Finding books on how to be a daddy, what else?"

Naruto pouted as Sakura giggled. The girl turned to face him and kissed his lips. "Stop pouting."

"But.."

Sakura kissed him again to keep him quiet. "Shhh.. Rest.. With me.."

Naruto sighed softly but settled down, closing his eyes and drifting off to sleep. When morning came, he awoke slowly, eyelids fluttering open to find the room dark and his body devoid of the warmth of Sakura. He frowned, sitting up then tossed the sheets off and headed to the bathroom, scratching his stomach as he slid the door open. Lifting the lid, he relieved himself then jumped, when Sakura's voice whispered in his ear. "Morning, Naruto."

Tucking himself back in, He turned to face her. "Gee, Sakura. Don't sneak up on me like that, I almost pissed onto the floor."

Chuckling, she kissed his neck then backed away to the mirror. Inspecting her appearance one last time, she spoke. "Why don't you clean up Naruto and head into town. We'll meet back here for lunch, okay?"

"Okay." Naruto replied, stretching and taking over the sink when the girl left.

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Naruto browsed the book stores, scowling as he walked down the aisles searching for books on how to be a father. But most were confusing to him so he bought four different ones and went back to his room and began to read. When Sakura came to get him for lunch, she found the blond spread out on the bed, a book open and sitting on his chest as he napped. Chuckling, she took the book and closed it, blinking at the title, Fatherhood for Dummies.

"Oh Naruto.." She whispered, shaking her head as she sat the book down on the night stand then picked up the other ones and stacked them as well. Dropping onto the edge of the bed, she studied the young man's face and smiled. He looks so peaceful. Sighing, Sakura leaned down and lay beside him, snuggling into his warm body and took a nap with him.

The next two weeks passed sooner than Sakura would have liked and it was time to head back to Kohona. The pair traveled the distance at a brisk pace. They spoke little during that time but slept together under the stars. Naruto held Sakura close to him, nuzzling her hair and enjoying her scent. But his mind was troubled and nervousness ruled his heart. They were going to have to make plans once they got home. Tsunade and Kakashi could be trusted to know the truth. But should they even tell them? It was a hard decision. One he'd have to make with Sakura. Sighing, he closed his eyes and fell into slumber, dreaming of the pink haired girl that owned his heart.

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"Welcome back Sakura." Tsunade greeted her protégé with a smile as she watched the pink haired girl step forward to her desk. "I trust the health conference was helpful to your ongoing training?"

Sakura nodded, shuffling her feet for a second before correcting herself.

Tsunade noticed the body language and leaned back in her seat, eyes curious as she asked, "Something happened on your trip there, Sakura? Or during? Tell me what is troubling you."

Biting her lip, the kunoichi replied in a soft voice. "Well.. You see.. Lady Tsunade, I.. That is Naruto and I.."

"Had sex?" Tsunade interjected, causing Sakura to blush and nearly fall over. Stifling a chuckle, the older woman beckoned the girl to sit down, waiting until she'd done so then continued, "That isn't so unusual, Sakura. That boy has been in love with you for a long time. True, you both are young but I was once as well. I remember how it felt to have desires and to love someone." She paused, noticing the fearful look on Sakura's features and crooked a smile upon her lips and spoke in a dry tone. "Relax... I'll spare you the details.. Suffice to say that while I prefer you abstain from such things until you're older, I understand why it happens. You're not pregnant are you?"

At this question, Sakura's eyes widened and she blushed darkly, looking away with a troubled expression.

Tsunade blinked at what she saw in the girl's reaction and she closed her eyes and leaned back in her chair. "God.. You are.. Aren't you? How could you have let that happen, Sakura? I thought better of you than to give in to your desires. I thought you were better disciplined then that."

Sakura cast her eyes downward. "It happened.. Over a month ago.. Naruto was.."

"Yes.. Naruto was what?" Tsunade asked, opening her eyes to study her student in concern.

Sighing, the kunoichi continued. "Naruto was not himself. His bijuu was in control and he came after me.. We.. Had.. Sex for the first time.. It.. Was then.. I became pregnant.."

Tsunade stood up in shock. "He did what?!"

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Naruto rushed to Tsunade's office, fear filling him. She must know the truth. Sakura must have told her.

Of course she did, idiot kit. Can't keep a secret like that for long.

"You shut up! It's your fault that this all happened. I told you I'd win her over my way! But no.. you just had to go on and force yourself on her. Now Tsunade's going to kill me and the baby won't have a daddy!"

Will you relax already. Your leader isn't going to kill you. Smack you around maybe.. But kill you..

Naruto groaned. "Christ will you give it a rest already, you're making me feel worse than I already do!" Kyuubi's voice grew silent as the blond shinobi entered the room. He noticed Sakura but not Tsunade. "Hey, Sakura what's going.. O.." He felt an arm wrap around his neck and he growled and flailed his arms about as he fought against his attacker.. "Let.. Me.. Go.. Old.. Lady!"

Tsunade kept her grip around his neck with her forearm, growling as well. "Naruto.. You idiot! What the hell is wrong with you?! Getting Sakura pregnant.. Don't you realize what you've done?!"

Sakura watched the scene, blinking at how comical the two of them looked.

"Come on, Tsunade! Let me go, will ya! Let.. Me.. Explain!"

"What's to explain?! If you can't get out of a simple headlock from an old lady like me.. What chance in hell do you have of protecting Sakura and your child?!"

Naruto stopped struggling at her words. "So.. Does that mean.. That.. You will let Sakura keep the baby?"

Tsunade released her hold and sighed, crossing her arms, looking from the blond shinobi over to Sakura. "While I may be the leader of this village, I feel it is not my place to decide that. Only you and Sakura have that right. Since my student seems hell bent on keeping the child, we must ensure that nothing happens to her during this time and after." She walked away from Naruto and back to her desk, dropping into her seat with a heavy sigh.

Naruto came over to stand beside Sakura, swallowing a lump in his throat as he asked, "So.. What are you going to do with us then?"

Tapping her nails against the arm rest of her chair, Tsunade's features became thoughtful. Turning her gaze out her window, she took a few moments before replying, "I'm not going to send you away in shame if that's what you're thinking, Naruto. Sakura is an excellent pupil and will be my future successor in the healing arts. Which means she will need further tutoring. You Naruto, have growing of your own to do."

Shuffling his feet, the shinobi murmured. "Well.. Yeah.. But still.."

Tsunade turned to studied the two teenagers, sighing. "I want you both to know I am not happy about this. But what is done is done. And though the stigma might hurt for awhile, the fact remains that it is here in Kohona that you will be most safe. And your child as well. So there will be no more missions until after the child is born, understood?"

Sakura and Naruto nodded, disappointment on their features. Tsunade would not be moved to change her mind however and she dismissed the two of them but not before adding that they would also would have to marry to make it proper.

Word soon spread about the wedding and Sakura and Naruto were married within a month of returning to Hidden Leaf village. Not long after Sakura began to show the pregnancy and her hormonal food cravings often caused Naruto to go running into the village for the oddest food items. Learning to live together was a challenge but they managed it, even as the big day came nine months into their relationship.

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"Here you go, Mrs. Tukunani." Naruto said in a hasty tone, his face marred by dozens of scratches from the dark haired cat, hissing and squirming, in his outstretched hands. He was eager to be rid of the creature and was grateful when his client, a fat and dark haired woman took the cat from him. She cooed then nuzzled the cat's face, blind to the glaring green eyes that studied her and then the young man. The cat growled in low, threatening tones even as it was carried away. "Now, now Mr. Jenkins.. You stop that you naughty kitty..."

"Good riddance, fur ball.." Naruto sighed in relief as he watched the two go. He made his living on the D and C ranked missions for the citizens in Hidden Leaf. It brought a steady income for him and his wife. Seventeen years old and married, with a child on a way. It just seemed odd, but the people in Kohona had accepted it.. Accepted him.. And what he was. It felt good, though Naruto still worried about how his child would be treated. His phone began to play a rather loud rock song and the blond whipped it out of the case on his right hip. "Naruto speaking.." His eyes widened and he gave a cry of alarm. "I'll be right there!"

Racing towards home he tore the door open and burst in, his blue eyes studying the green ones of Sakura who panted and moved towards him, her hands on her very swollen belly. "It's.. time.. Naruto.. We.. Need to get.. To the hospital.."

Naruto felt a panic fill him. All the books he read and his mind wasn't working. Why wouldn't it work? Work brain, work!

"Naruto! Come on! We have to go!"

"Ahh.. Right, right.. Let's go.." He started, heading towards the bedroom then back out again. "Shit.. Where's all the stuff we packed?!"

"I already have it, silly!" Sakura called out, holding up the bag then winced and grabbed her stomach again. "Dammit.. That hurts!"

Naruto ran to her, wrapping his arms around her shoulders. "Isn't there anything you can take for the pain?"

Sakura leaned into her husband and panted out then gripped his collar and growled. "Get me to the fucking hospital before I kill you, Naruto!"

Naruto paled and nodded violently. "Yes, baby! Right away!" He lifted her up into his arms and raced off to the hospital as fast as his legs could carry him.

Sakura clung to him, biting her lip and panting and moaning as the pain became more insistent. "God, Naruto.. It hurts.. Please.. Hurry.." She whimpered.

Naruto felt fear for his mate and tapped into Kyuubi's power. Within a moment, he was at the hospital, sitting his wife in a wheelchair, going with her as he felt her take his hand and pull him along.

"Don't leave me, Naruto, please.."

"I won't, Sakura. I promise. I'll be right here with you." When a doctor tried to tell him that he had to wait outside, Sakura hissed and her eyes grew a shade of red never seen before. "He stays with me, got it!"

The doctor blinked and jumped back in fear. "Ack.. Yes! Anything you say!"

Properly suited up to be in the room, Naruto stayed at Sakura's bedside, holding her hand, trying not to cry out as it was crushed each time a contraction hit his wife. His mate breathed in and out in quick breaths and pushed when told. He watched Sakura's face, frowning at the sweat and the redness in her skin. She was trying so hard. He knew she was trying to keep the pain in check, using chakra to focus but still, it was rough on her and on him to watch. He felt damn near useless.

After what seemed like an eternity, the doctor's voice rang out happily along with the strong cry of a newborn baby. "It's a boy!" Naruto beamed and gave a shout of joy. Sakura smiled then groaned, dropping her head back on the pillow after another cry was heard that was just as loud and strong as the first one. "You also have a baby girl!" Naruto about fell over with shock. Twins? How had that happened?

Do you have to ask? Kyuubi's voice replied. Naruto did not silence his bijuu. After all.. It was because of him, that he had two children. He watched as the nurses cleaned then bundled the children up and presented them to Naruto and Sakura.

Pride filled the parents at the sight of their children, a full head of blond hair upon the boy's crown while the girl had a full head of pink hair. Sakura wept and crooked her arm around the male baby, while Naruto took the girl into his arms and cooed to her. He studied his daughter, blinking as he noticed very faint whisker markings on her cheeks. He checked his son's face, finding the same markings.

"They're adorable.." Sakura replied, grinning at Naruto's expression of surprise then pulled him into a kiss with her free hand, "Just like their daddy." She murmured against his lips then kissed him again.

The End

Hope you all enjoyed this. This will be my last work for awhile since I'll be moving to be with my girl. This for you, koishii.. Ashiteru, Jennie..