More one-shots. :D I got this idea while floating in my aunt's pool yesterday. :) Hehe.

This is like, Shippuuden time era.

Some Sakura/Naruto pairing. :D :D :D

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Disclaimer: Dude, I don't own Naruto. Get over it.


Float.

"Naruto, I don't know about this," Sakura started.

"Don't worry, Sakura-chan! Besides, every shinobi needs to know how to swim! What would happen if you got sent to the Land of Waves for a mission?! You could drown!"

Sakura rolled her eyes, despite the nervous feeling in the pit of her stomach that seemed to be rising to panic in her throat.

"Okay," she replied, somewhat shakily.

They were at a deep river at the edge of Konoha. Naruto had somehow discovered one of Sakura's weaknesses and dragged her down there that morning. She now stood facing the blond ninja on the bank of the river with her arms crossed. Naruto was already in the water, waiting for her.

"Come on, Sakura-chan."

Sakura rolled her eyes again and tentatively stepped into the water. It was . . . okay. She hadn't ever been afraid of water, or swimming . . . she had just never found time to learn. . . . Okay, maybe she was a little afraid.

Sakura eventually came to be waist-deep in the river water, shuddering from the coldness of it.

"Alright, first, you've got to trust the water, and yourself," started Naruto.

Sakura scoffed.

"I trust myself, Naruto," assured Sakura, brushing it off.

Naruto didn't argue. Instead, he presented a challenge.

"Okay, then, this should be easy." He pointed to the water and said, "Float."

Sakura looked at Naruto.

"What?"

"Float," said Naruto, slightly smiling. "Lay down on top of the water. And don't use your Chakra."

Sakura did as she was told, rolling her eyes as she sank deeper in the water.


For Sakura, floating was a lot harder than it seemed. She slipped under the water more than five times, so much that Naruto pitied her and helped. He held her arm still, and Sakura tried to get her whole body level at that point.

Finally, after much more falling, Sakura succeeded in floating. Sakura mimicked Naruto in grinning from ear to ear. She laid back down in the water, closing her eyes.

After a while, she distinctly heard Naruto move beside her, and as the water stilled, guessed that he had started to float too. Sakura opened her eyes, looking over to Naruto. He was looking up at the blue sky, a slight frown on his face.

"Thanks, Naruto," she said quietly, considering her friend.

Naruto moved his head slightly so Sakura was in his line of vision. His slight frown changed to a slight smile. His blue, blue eyes glinted with something Sakura didn't understand.

"Anytime, Sakura-chan."