I'm so happy! This is the last chapter, and I have two special guests: Sakura and Naruto! (applauses)
I had a hard time trying to convince Sakura here to come, but in the end she just followed Naruto wherever he went.
Sakura: Can we hurry up? I don't want to have all these people looking (reading) when I want to be alone with my boyfriend.
Mikly: You pervert.
Sakura: (pouts) Bad Mikly-san didn't put any lemons on this fanfic.
Mikly: Okay, where did you hide the Icha Icha books that you've been reading?
Sakura: I have no idea what you're talking about. (blinks)
Naruto: So that's what's making the pillow so uncomfortable.
Sakura: Naruto-kun! (blushes)
Mikly: Sakura, give me the books or I'll take back all the Naru-pulshies I've given you. (grins evilly)
(Dozens of small books are thrown at the author.) Ow, that hurt!
Naruto: What pulshies?(eyes Sakura)
Sakura: (Hides pulshie behind her back)
Mikly: (sighs) Let's begin the chapter, the readers want to know what'll happen. Naruto, if you will…
Naruto: Okay…(makes nice guy pose) ON WITH THE STORY!
Sakura: Go Naru-kun! (holds plushie again)
Sakura closed her eyes. 'Please, let it be real, please let it be real!'. She feared that when she opened her eyes again, that feeling would be gone, never to return. No, she didn't want to wake up yet. It was something so new, and yet it seemed to be there all along. When she tried to remember the first time she had felt that way, the only thing that came to mind was the comforting smile of a certain twelve-year-old blond.
She couldn't breathe, but she didn't care if she died. Sakura couldn't care less for anything, once that feeling didn't leave her. 'Please let it be real, please let it be real!'. She held him for dear life, and clung to his lips as though as the world would end if she ever let go. Even so, it was a light kiss. Delicate and caring. It held nothing more than the most simple, but extraordinary form of love. That innocent, gentle kiss; however, was all she needed to know what it felt like to be truly loved, and she soon found herself unable to live without it anymore. Unable to live without him anymore.
Naruto's hand played with locks of pink hair, and his breath felt like an autumn's breeze when it caressed her soft skin. Her mind and heart had been both so concentrated on the feeling, that her body moved on its own. That's why she almost didn't notice that Naruto's strong arms were already letting go of her. That his tender lips were now speaking her name, and that it was time to wake up from dreamland. She opened her eyes, and reality hit her hard. So hard that she had to blink a few times to clear her vision. Or was it the lack of oxygen?
She looked at Naruto, only to find him smiling weakly from where he now laid, back on the bed. Her eyes swam on tears that she refused to let fall, as the thought of never again feeling the many emotions that kiss brought to her.
Sakura felt a light squeeze on her hand, and finally lost control over the sadness that had been threatening to take over ever since she parted lips with the blond. She cried and didn't care that her tears dampened her neat red clothing and made locks of pink hair stick to her face.
Naruto closed his cerulean eyes and murmured something, before drifting to an uneasy sleep. Good, he hadn't seen her crying again. Sakura just stared at him; at his sunshine hair, his strong exposed arms, his handsome face. She found herself tracing his whisker marks with her gloved fingers. When she brought her attention to his closed eyes, her heart stopped. What if she wasn't able to see his sapphire orbs shining at her again? Sighing, she took off her dark gloves and got a small book from her weapons pouch, which she placed in the bed in front of her.
"I'm sorry, Naruto. I just don't see the point on living on a world without the sunshine to illuminate me. Would I even be here if you hadn't fought my battles for me? If you hadn't guided me through the dark times we overcame together?" She opened the book and began to form handseals. "I know you can't hear me now, but I hope you can forgive me for breaking the only promise I've ever made to you." With that said and her hands glowing a comforting shade of blue, she took a deep breath.
First, there was merely a scent. He smelled flowers. The aroma was familiar to Naruto, but he couldn't quite place it being too busy figuring out what was the uncomfortable feeling on his chest. It was like something was being forced out or his chest, which made his heart beat uncontrollably faster. He felt the heat of his blood rushing through his body with unusual speed.
Then, when he opened his eyes a little bit, he was met with so much blue light that his eyelids slid down over his eyes again automatically. Some more seconds and the rough sensation had vanished, as suddenly as it had come, and the pain on the chest he had grown used to had gone with it.
Naruto's attention was back on the flower scent, as he felt the pressure of something slamming against his still weakened body, and his nose was pleased with the now stronger smell.
He looked around, and found himself in the familiar dark sewer, where his eyes met with crimson ones. Demons' eyes, which didn't hold either hatred or bloodlust on them, but concern for her dear jailer. And yes, Kyuubi is a girl.
"What's going on? What's with all the light outside?" He asked. Kyuubi always knew what was happening around him when he was unconscious. Rather convenient, in his opinion.
"Kid, do you love that girl? The one with green eyes?" Naruto blushed when he realized whom the fox was talking about. Even if he had no idea why she had asked that, it was always wise to answer an elder demon.
"I…um…I-I mean…" He stuttered. He sighed and looked at Kyuubi. "Yes, I do."
"I can save her."
"I can save her from the poisoned chakra that she's absorbing from your system." At first, he didn't know what to think of those words, but then it sunk. 'The Jutsu! She performed the jutsu!'
"SAKURA!" He turned around in the blink of an eye and stepped forward, as though as he was leaving. But then he stopped. "Wait, you said you can save her from the chakra?"
"Do you clean your ears everyday?" Was it a normal day, Naruto would've laughed. However, now he knew better to leave all the fun out of serious situations. He wasn't anymore the clown that he used to be. "Anyways, do you want me to save her or not?"
"Of course I want, what are you waiting for?"
"I can't do it without your agreement. I'll have to use some of your pure chakra, in order words the part that hasn't been corrupted yet."
"Not a problem, jut hurry up!" In fact, he hadn't even listened to what Kyuubi said. He was willing to take any risks for her, like she had just done for him. With that said, the sewer and Kyuubi herself disappeared around him, and his heavy eyelids parted once again.
This time, there was no blue light. Instead, he was graced with the return of the flower scent as his azure orbs met a mess of pink laying on his chest. There was a small book on the edge of the bed where he could clearly see the instructions to a healing jutsu of sorts.
One look at the owner of the mess of pink hair was enough to make Naruto panic. Sakura's eyes were closed and her face held a peaceful expression. Her arms laid motionless by her sides and her legs were off the bed, as though as she has just fallen over him from the side of the bed. Had Kyuubi been lying about saving her? Had her nut succeeded in the task? He didn't know.
Something seemed to press against his chest in a steady routine. Rising and falling, rising and falling. When he felt the stead breeze of her breath on his neck, he relaxed and embraced her frail form with his arms. She was alive. He loved her and she loved him back. He couldn't be any happier. 'Thank you, fox.' Despite of the fact that the demon could hear his thoughts, he wanted to thank her personally. He wanted to talk to Sasuke since he hadn't got a chance to do so since he went into the hospital. He wanted to tell Tsunade to get the heck out of there in that personal moment. However, all those things could wait. He wasn't going to die anymore, and he now had all the time in the world. The girl whose head rested on his chest stirred.
He just wished to stay like that forever. Was it too much to ask?
"What is it?"
"I love you."
The end!! How sad!!
But Naru-kun did live! And Saky-chan too! YAY!!
Yes, I'm hyper.
Well, hope you liked it! R&R, pleease!!