Too Long

Disclaimer: I know you guys don't want to read this disclaimer, but I DO NOT OWN NARUTO!

Intro: Chapter 14, K sorry about the wait. A note: the website at the end of the last chapter is grooveshark. I don't know why it took it out and left it with a .com but oh well. Anyways, TIMESKIP! And go!

Warning: Characters will be OOC!

Sakura sat at her desk staring at the blank piece of paper. She didn't know if this letter would even get to him, but she had to try. She would send a tracker ninja out to find him and hope that everything went smoothly. No, she needed more than hope. It had to work out.

It had been a few months since she'd seen him. She remembered the events that had led up to where she was now. The bliss, the wonderful feeling of being together with him. It all seemed so distant as she faced the not-so-blissful future. A tear fell from her eye and left a splotch on the solid white paper. With one deep breath, she began to write:

Dear Sasuke,...

A week passed and the tracker nin had still not returned. Sakura was beginning to get nervous. She paced near the outer gates, waiting for them to open or for someone to come over the top, anything but the stillness.

"Hey Sakura-chan, don't you think you should rest? You've been waiting out here for the past couple days. You don't need to worry, Sora will be back soon. I know she will. She's never failed a delivery mission," Naruto said, keeping his voice low and serious.

"I know, I'm just...nervous. I don't know what's going to happen when he gets the letter. I mean, can he even come back?"

"Well, there's only one way to find out."

"Yea...let's go," Sakura said as she took Naruto's outstretched arm and walked with him to the Hokage tower.

Sasuke was just leaving a diner when she appeared. A ninja in light blue and black clothing with red hair jumped out of the bushes in front of him. She turned her piercing blue eyes toward him and he froze.

On her head, worn like a headband, was the Leaf village forehead protector. Sasuke glanced around to look for civilians. Too many people for an ambush, he thought to himself.

That's when the girl said, "Are you Sasuke Uchiha? I have something here for you."

"Uh...yea. I am," he said, confused as the girl handed him a scroll. It was tied in a pink ribbon which Sasuke found suspicious. "Thank you..." he said, trailing off in a questioning manner.

"Sora Yuuga at your service," she said before looking at the paper Sasuke held in his hand.

Sasuke looked at her, the silence between them becoming awkward. "Well?" he asked, expecting her to leave.

"I thought it would be easier for you to send a reply by me," Sora said with a shrug. Obviously, she either wasn't that high in ranking or she was very carefree. After all, she was conversing with someone that was a missing-nin and a criminal hunted by her village.

Sasuke ignored her and the read the letter.

Sora watched him as suddenly a knot formed in his throat and he apparently stopped breathing. She eyed him suspiciously for a moment before he finally appeared to start breathing again. Then, the oddest thing happened. He smiled, not an evil "I'm about to kill someone" smile, but a true, genuine, happy smile.

"Do you have another piece of paper? And a pen?" he asked in a rush as he looked at the red-head before him.

"Yes, here you go!" Sora said, also in a happy and rushed tone.

She handed him the paper and the pen and he began to furiously scribble away. Then he frowned and then wrote something else a little bit slower. Finally, he signed the paper at the bottom, rolled it up, put it in the scroll and then handed it back to Sora.

"Take this back to her," he said, while holding on to the first letter.

"Certainly! I'll be seeing you," Sora said in a knowing voice before vanishing in a puff of smoke.

Sasuke couldn't help but continue smiling as he stared off into the slowly rising sun. It would be a difficult journey, but he would be reunited with Destiny. And most of all, they would be happy. Together, all three of them.

End: Haha! Cliffhanger much? Maybe, but anyways, sorry for the wait on the update but here's your next chappy. I wonder what the letters were about. I will find a way to work those in later, but for now I wanted to hold out the aura of anticipation and suspicion till the very end. So, does anyone know what's going on? Shoutouts for whoever guesses it! And a special prize to the first person to get it right! REVIEW!