Just a one-shot, might expand it more later. Let me know what you think please. This is my first Naruto fic.

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The Hokage sighed as he knelt next to the little seedling that was shooting up through the ground

The Hokage sighed as he knelt next to the little seedling that was shooting up through the ground. He had to smile as he realized just how much being a Hokage was like being a gardener. Each had to have patience to see the fruits of their labor, each had to know just what little touches would help bring out the best of each of their charges, each had to be protected from outside influences that would harm or kill them, yet at the same time they needed the ones that would help, and each had to pull out the weeds that threatened them.

Smiling the Hokage looked over his small garden at the back of his estate, he had to make time everyday to be sure he could tend to his plants, but it was worth it. With a sigh he sprinkled some water on the seedling, practically seeing it straighten up with each drop. It wouldn't be long now, soon his assistant would pop up on the south wall, and remind him of his duties that never seemed to end.

Sure enough not even five minutes later, Sakura appeared on the wall with a silent puff of smoke. "Time's up Rokudaime-sama…"

Sighing the Hokage stood up dusting off his clothes and hands. He had to now tend to his other garden, the garden of Konahagure "Hai Sakura-chan… and you know that you can call me Naruto, don't you?"