Umm... In case you don't already know, I don't own these people. Sad isn't it? The creator of these glorious characters is Masashi Kishimoto. If I did own this serious, I so wouldn't be on here. Thank you Kishimoto for your creation! Oh yeah, I'm not making a dime off this story.


The whole apartment shook with the boom of thunder. Sakura Haruno looked out her bedroom window and frowned at the sight that she saw. The clouds were gunmetal grey and it had started to rain. The rain was now coming down harder and the streets were starting to puddle. Lightening started to streak across the sky and loud booms of thunder soon followed. Sakura sighed. It was going to be a long day of training.

She frowned when she heard the knock on her door. She really did not want to be bothered by people today and she was not looking forward to even seeing her teammates. She opened the door and was surprised to see her ex- sensei, Kakashi Hatake. He looked bedraggled and water was dripping down him. He gave her a happy eye crease before saying, "It's a little damp. Can I come in?"

Sakura rolled her eyes as she stepped aside to let him in. He walked into her modest living room and sat on the floor. Sakura gave him an odd look and said, "You can sit on a chair."

"I don't want to mess up your furniture. I was expecting something light when I was walking and all of a sudden, the bottom dropped out." Kakashi paused a moment. "I would be talking about the weather."

"I figured that. What were you doing out? I know that you were not headed to the training field."

"Just a little something I do everyday." Kakashi replied vaguely.

"Is it what makes you late everyday?" Sakura asked finally having an excuse to find out why Kakashi was always late.

He nodded not saying a word. He wasn't that open of a person even with people he had known for years. He knew that Sakura could be trusted with why he was late, but that would take the fun out of the excuses. He contemplated for a moment before saying, "I'm always visiting a friend."

Sakura looked slightly confused. "I didn't think that you were seeing someone. Is it someone who you want to keep secret?"

Kakashi looked slightly amused. "No. I am not seeing someone secretly. If I was seeing someone, I would be showing them off. It takes a special person to be with me." At that, Sakura rolled her eyes. Kakashi continued. "I am actually visiting my old teammate."

Sakura nodded in understanding. She knew that Kakashi missed his teammates and did not have a family. She had always pitied him but lately the pity had started to turn to sorrow for him. His voice was soon heard again, this time low and laced with sorrow. "I wish I could have been a better friend. They were the only family I had. I treated them like they would always be around even though I knew our line of work was dangerous. I was stupid. Now, I have no one."

Sakura walked over and knelt by the man. She wrapped her arms around him and whispered, "It is okay to miss them. Don't think about what you regret. It won't bring them back. Think about the good times that you shared. And you do have a family. It is not your conventional family. You have me, Naruto, Guy-sensei, Genma, Lady Tsunade, Jiraiya, and everyone else who cares for you. Me and Naruto have been part of your family for years. I don't want to hear anything else about you not having a family. You might not have a family by blood but you will one day if you decide to get married and have a family. Then you can tell your children all the wonderful memories you have of your family." Sakura finished, slightly out of breath.

Kakashi looked at her and pulled his mask down. He gave her a genuine smile. "Thank you, Sakura." He wrapped his arms around her and pulled her onto his lap. Sakura gave a small squeak and tried to get off but Kakashi held on tight. "Now, the thing about me starting a family." He looked her in the eye and asked, "Are you volunteering for the job?"


A/N: I hope that you enjoyed this. The next chapter will be posted when I feel like it, probably within the next week. I actually have the entire story written. That's what happens when you have no internet. None of the chapters will be related to each other. Just a warning, the last chapter will be rated M. I am starting the warnings early so if you don't want to read the last chapter it will be fine.