The September air was thick and hot, only adding to the discomfort the small squad was feeling. The temperature had reached the low one hundreds and there was no rest for the four of them as they spared back and forth. Kakashi dodged a blow from Naruto and sent a kunai at Sai who was trying to stay out of reach of Sakura's deadly attacks. This is how they always spared, Sakura and Kakashi vs. Naruto and Sai, they just seemed to work better in these parings. "Kakashi what do we do now?" Sakura asked. They were pressed back to back with a few Naruto clones surrounding them.

"I was hoping that you had an idea." Kakashi admitted ignoring the tight pull in his groin. He had been noticing things about Sakura lately that he knew was inappropriate for a student teacher relationship but her was just a man. He felt Sakura jerk lightly and knew she had an idea. She walked forward to one of Naruto's clones and smiled.

"Naruto-kun," she said her voice honey sweet and seducing.

"Uh, um..." Tarot blushed as Sakura wrapped her arms around his neck.

"Can't you be nice to me? It's so hot."

Kakashi snickered as Naruto's face went red and all of his clones disappeared. "Sakura-chan that was unfair." he chided with a smile. She turned and looked at hi making him swallow hard. Her bangs were wet and clung to her face from the sweat; her emerald eyes were dark and full of mischief. A bead of sweat rolled down her neck and got lost in the 'v' of her shirt and the bountiful cleavage she had developed. Again he contemplated why he was so attracted to his student. Yes, she was a kunoichi and they were skilled in the ways of seduction he had seen that from her on multiple occasions. But he was her teacher, while he could lover her had a friend he could never have her the way he did now.

"Kakashi?" Sakura asked, she had noticed that he had spaced out and was beginning to wonder if the head wasn't getting to him.

"Hmm?"

"Are you feeling okay? Maybe you should come with me so I can look you over."

Kami Sakura you have no idea what you're asking. Kakashi thought grimly to himself. "I'm fine Sakura just spacing." he said dismissively. Sakura shrugged and walked over to the tree where her things were sitting and pulled out a water bottle. Kakashi bit his lip and groaned inwardly as she poured the water down her neck in an attempt to cool off. Damn it Sakura quite teasing me! he screamed in his head. "Okay guys behave tomorrow, no training." he said. Everyone nodded and Sai and Naruto left quickly, but Sakura stayed behind. "Is something wrong Sakura?"

She sighed and sat down against a tree in the shade. "Kakashi I know that you don't like to show weakness, and that you hate hospitals, but I'm worried about you." she said looking at her lip sadly. "You don't dress for the weather, and you've got to be roasting under that mask."
Kakashi smiled a little and sat beside her, "Sakura you worry too much, I'm okay really."

She looked up at him her eyes holding...sadness. "Are you really?"

Kakashi looked away; he couldn't look into those eyes and lie. He was far from okay. He was lonely and tired of hiding his feelings, but seeing as whom they were for, he had no choice. "Can I ask you something?"

"Of course."

"Are you happy Sakura, with your life right now, are you happy?"

Sakura looked taken aback "I guess, I mean it gets leanly sometimes but I'll live tight?"

Kakashi sighed and nodded once, "Yeah." he stood up slowly. "I'll see you later, Sakura." she nodded and watched him leave.

Sakura smiled until she was sure Kakashi was long gone, there were feeling she had that she knew were not only wrong but they were going to get her hurt and possibly get him in trouble.

How long has it been since we felt like this?this strong.

Since we loved Sasuke.

But that was nothing like this, sure we loved Sasuke but it wasn't

So what are you saying?

I think I'm in love with Kakashi Hatake.

No.

Yes, I'm in love with Kakashi...

Sakura allowed the realization to sink in before she started freaking out she stood up and started running through the woods not sure and now caring where she was going. She couldn't be in love with him, not only could she not have him but how could he be in love with her? He would never return his feelings she was better off ignoring them. Yes that's what she would do. She would ignore and avoid Kakashi as much as possible.

You know that will never work.

And why not?!
He's your sensei; you'll have to spend time with him. What happens when you go on a mission? You two are always paired up.

Oh shut up!

Deciding that it was too late to do anything but keep her feelings a secret Sakura started home. It was dark by now and she could see the flow from the village just up ahead but in her haste and with her thoughts running amuck about her problem with Kakashi and what she was going to do about him she landed wrong on her foot and fell. She heard the sickening crack her foot made when it bent and closed her eyes waiting for the fall to end. Hitting her side one another branch on the way down; she was breathless once her back hit the dirt.

Dumbass!

Again shut up!

Groaning she sat u and looked at her foot, with a hiss she looked away.

That's going to hurt.

I know.

Moving her hands to her side she decided healing it would hurt less and be quicker. Once her side was healed she took a deep breath and pulled her foot back into place from a sideway's position to a normal straight forward one. Screaming behind tightly closed lips and blinking back tears she rubbed the broken ankle and started healing it. Unfortunately it would take more then chakra to heal it. She needed to get home so she could set it. Standing up slowly she stared limping back to the village.

this is going to take forever!

Well you shouldn't have been thinking about all the naughty things you wanted Kakashi to do!

Okay one I was NOT thinking about that, two just shut up!

Slowly Sakura made it back to the village gate and saw Izumo and Kotezu working the night watch. "Evening boys." she said limping past them.

"Sakura are you hurt?" Izumo asked getting up out of the chair he was sitting in.

Sakura smiled and put her weight on her left foot. "I'm fine just a little sprain."

"Sakura you should take better care of yourself."
Sakura's heat skipped a beat and she spun around so quickly that she lost her footing and fell into a strong chest. Strong muscular arms wrapped around her, holding her up. She looked up at him, her emrald eyes looked into his and became lost in her thoughts as a small blush set on her cheeks. "Kakashi."

He smiled from behind his mask and picked her up in his arms. "I'll take her home." he said before turning and walking off.

Sakura looked up at him and looked away quickly. She was getting too comfortable in Kakashi's arms. She was struggling to resist the urge not to turn her head and bury it in his shoulder. "Kakashi I can walk."

Kakashi looked down at her then back at the road. "No Sakura, your ankle is broken, if you keep walking on it, you're only going to make it worse." he said casually and shifted her in his arms a little making her body slide against his, causing her to blush. Kakashi caught this and smirked a little. "Sakura, you're still living with your parents?"

"Yes with a chunin salary I can't afford to move out." she said glaring a bit. "I hate it. They're too over bearing and they don't understand that most of my problems aren't normal teenage girl problems."

Kakashi chuckles lightly. "They're not shinobi Sakura; you'll have to forgive them."

Sakura sighed, she knew he was right but that didn't make it any better. Kakashi walked up to Sakura's door and before he ever had a chance to set her down or knock on the door, Sakura's mother ripped the door open with tears in her eyes. "Sakura what happened?!" she asked pulling Kakashi into the house.

"Mom its okay I just had a little spill." Sakura said with a small frown, Kakashi raised an eyebrow at her and her mother didn't seem to hear.

"Well whoever you are thank you for bringing her home."

Kakashi smiled a little. "It's no problem."

"Kakashi my room is upstairs."

"Wait!" Sakura's mother looked between them with a worried look. "Are you two..."

"MOM!" Sakura yelled blushing deeply. "Kakashi is just helping."

"Oh..."

Sakura sighed as Kakashi carried her up the stairs to the bed room, he sat her down carefully on her bed and started unbuckling her boot. "Kakashi?" she asked nervously.

Kakashi looked up at her and her breath hitched. He was down on one knee in front of her undressing her–well sort of–and his expression was breathtaking. "Hmm?" he asked going back to what he was doing.

"N-nothing."

"Hn." Kakashi pulled off her boot making her hiss in pain, her ankle had swollen to twice the size of her left and it was already turning sickly colors. "What did you do?!"

Sakura flinched a bit as he stared massaging it. "I landed wrong."

"Obviously." Kakashi's expert hands moved of the skin sending electric shocks up her body. "Where do you keep your medical equipment."

"Bathroom." Sakura watched him walk away with a flush.

This really isn't good.

Kakashi walked out of her room and into the bathroom. He seriously needed to get his feelings under control before he did something he was seriously going to regret. Sakura was just so damn tempting. He retrieved the medical case from the cupboard under the sink and walked back into her room and his hear skipped a beat. Sakura was sitting on her bed and she had taken her shirt off so she was in just her breast bindings and her skirt. Her other boot had been discarded and lay beside the other one on the floor. "Sakura?"

"Hmm?"

"Is there a reason why your shirt is off?"

"Not really." she said grabbing another longer less revealing shirt from her floor and pulled it over her head.

Kakashi chuckled a bit, Sakura had become quite comfortable around the men on her team. He held her ankle carefully in one hand as her tightly wrapped it up. He took his time wanting to stay with her as long as possible. When he was done he looked up at her with a small smile. "Do you need anything else?"

Yes! her head screamed. "No."

"Alright then, I'll see you later, Sakura."

"Um, Kakashi?" he looked at her and saw a small blush on her cheeks. "Your birthday is coming up next week," he said with a small smile. "I was trying to think of what to get you..." she trailed off and kept her eyes glued to her lap.

Kakashi smiled at the simple gesture and his head was screaming, You! over and over again."Don't worry about it Sakura, I don't look too much into birthdays."

Sakura looked up at him with a small smile. "I will get you something even if you don't want it.

"Okay Sakura." he smiled and stood up. "Good night."

"Good night, Kakashi."

Kakashi disappeared in a cloud of smoke and appeared outside of the bar startling a few pedestrians who were walking by. Walking in he spotted Genma and Asuma at the bar and made his way over to them. "Evening boys." he said sitting down and waving the waitress over.

"Hey Kakashi you're late, where have you been?" Asuma asked.

"And no lame excuses."

Kakashi ordered a jar of sake and a cup then sighed. "I met Sakura at the gate, she had broke her ankle so I took her home and helped her with it."

Asuma and Genma looked at him for a moment before laughing. "I said no lame excuses." Genma said taking a deep breath.

"Yeah you're hilarious." Kakashi said his voice dripping with sarcasm.

"But seriously Sakura is one little hot kunoichi if you know what I mean." Kakashi almost choked on his sake, wiping his mouth he looked at Genma as if Pakkun had just appeared in his mouth.

"Excuse me?" Asuma looked like he was having problems keeping a laugh contained so Kakashi shot a glare at him.

"Oh come on Kakashi, even you have to admit, Sakura has filled out nicely." Genma said with a smirk. "I've been waiting for a chance to get with her for a long time." Kakashi gripped the sake jar tight. There was no way Sakura would ever let him touch her, so why was he getting so defensive? "In fact..." Genma smirked before disappearing.

"Great, not I'm stuck with the bill." Asuma groaned.

Sakura was lying in bed staring at the ceiling when she heard a tapping at her window. she say up covering the lower half of her body with the overly long jersey she was weaning and limped over to the window. "What the?" she unlatched it and stepped back a little as Genma climbed through. "Genma what are you doing here?"
"I heard that you hurt your ankle, and I came to see if I could help." he said locking her window back up. He looked over her form with hungry eyes. "Let me see it."

Sakura shrugged ad sat back in her computer chair and propped her foot up on the desk. Genma unwrapped it and began looking around, poking and rubbing it. Sakura relaxed her muscles as Genma soothed the aching ankle. "Genma that feels so good." she closed her eyes and let her head drop back in the chair. Her ankle was warm and even though the muscles were contracting there wasn't any pain, it felt amazing. "What are you doing?"

"I'm using my chakra combined with yours to sooth and heal the bone through the muscles." he explained. "I learned it from my mother," he looked up at her and gave her a smile, "although there isn't much work to do, I see you've already been healing it."

"Well I didn't want to be limping around all day tomorrow." Sakura sighed she looked down the length of her body at him. Sakura at one time had thought about the idea of dating Genma, he was a well respected jonin, he was handsome, and even though he could be a bit of a jerk, he was really a nice guy.

"Sakura, you're blushing is something wrong?"

Shocked back to reality Sakura looked away towards the window. "Yeah well I've got a hot guy doing not so innocent things to me." she shot back making Genma freeze for a moment before going back to work with a too smug smirk on his lips.

Where did THAT come from?

I have no idea.

Well...Genma is hot; maybe we should let him do naughty things to us.

Are you insane?!

I'm not the one talking to the little voice in my head am I?

You're hilarious.

Sakura jumped a little when she felt Genma's hands around her neck and shoulders massaging the muscles there, kneading the skin. "What are you doing?" she asked tilting her head forward a little bit as she felt the tension ease away.

"You seemed tense. I just thought I'd try and help you out a bit." Genma whispered as his hands worked wonders on her skin. Each caress sent a hot wave of desire coursing through her veins searing her from with in, starting at the roots of her hair down to the tips of her toes. No one had made her fell like this ever, and he was just touching her shoulders.

Imagine what it would feel like if he were touching other places...

Sakura bit her lip at the thought. "Kami Genma," she stifled a moan. "That feels so good."

Genma resisted the chuckle in his throat as a smirk wound its way onto his lips. Twirling the senbon to the left side of his mouth he bent his head down low to her neck, his breath fanned over her skin making goose flesh rise on her arms and neck. "Sakura," there was something in the way he said her name that had her breath erratic. "Would you like me to make you feel even better?" Sakura bit her lip harder.

What does he mean by better?

Genma's hands trailed lower down her back kneading the muscles in her sides. Unable to hold it in any longer Sakura moaned softly and arched her back for him. "Do you like that, Sakura?"

"Mhm." Sakura hummed.

Genma smiled a little. "You know, Sakura, it would feel much better if you were lying down on your bed." Sakura's mind heard the words but they weren't registering. She nodded once and allowed Genma to life her into his arms and carry her to her bed. Gently he laid her down on her belly and say beside her. His hands splayed across her back and sides and she could feel his chakra warming her skin through her clothes, electrifying the muscles and making her whole body tingle with desire. Would it be a bad thing, to let Genma do things to her? Would he stop if she felt uncomfortable?

"Genma?" Sakura breathed.

"Yes Sakura?"

Oh Kami! The way her name rolled off his tongue like that not only made her feel sexy and desirable but it made her want him even more. "If you're going to keep touching me like that, then take my shirt off." she buried her head in her folded arms so he wouldn't see the nervous blush that crept onto her face. Genma didn't say a word but she could feel him puling at the garment, tugging it over her head and dumping it on the floor. She heard the gulp he swallowed when his eyes took in her form. She was practicably naked under his gaze, wearing only a pair of boy cut panties and a strapless sports bra. "Genma?"

Genma couldn't believe he was getting this far with her. He had heard from others in the village that had dated Sakura that she never removed any clothing for them. But now?he mentally crossed his fingers and decided to take it and step further. His hands trailed extremely low and rubbed over the med of her panties, he was a bit shocked when she didn't protest. "Sakura?" he asked.
"Yes?"

He bent over her and whispered, "I could make you feel extremely good, if you'll let me." he felt her tense up a bit and she rolled over so she could look at him. Her eyes were glazed over with lust and she bit her full bottom lip. She nodded once but she was nervous.

I don't have to take her tonight...I can make her trust me first. Do I want to date her? She is hot.

He grazed his nose over her neck and up her jaw line. "It's okay Sakura, we can wait until you feel more comfortable." she said softly. His lips replaced his nose and they brushed gently over her skin. "We don't have to go that far tonight." His fingers trailed through her soft pink hair. Yeah he could date her, he might even get used to dating a girl for a change. Maybe he could fall in love.

Deciding that it was best not to think he moved his lips to hers and moved them gently against them. He resisted the urge to smirk when she kissed back.

"Thank you." she breathed when he pulled back.

Genma kissed her lips once. "Can I see you tomorrow?"

"Yes, I don't have training so is noon okay?"

He nodded. "I'll pick you up then." he cupped her face in his hand and brushed his thumb over her cheek, she was more than hot, she was beautiful and she deserved more then a quick lay. "Good night Sakura."

"Good night, Genma."

Disappearing from her room he walked back to his apartment. How was he going to do this? He had never dated anyone before, he had no experience in the matter. He was just getting himself into trouble. What if he hurt her?

This isn't going to be easy.