Hello!

I was in the Emergency room the other day which inspired me to write this drabble.

...and I still don't feel good... :(

Random Generic Disclaimer!

...well at least that explains the late updates...! XD

Enjoy!


Deathbed

By Chibi Shino

(BEEP...

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It's teasing me.

The heart meter is toying with me.

I know it.

(BEEP...

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...why?

Why can't I help him?

Why aren't I strong enough?

Was all the training I did for the past 3 years useless?

"Naruto...hang on...please!" I beg as I press my hands to his chest to heal his wound.

(BEEP...

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"Sakura..." A hesitant but comforting hand lands on my shoulder. "It's no use. He's dying." Tsunade whispers.

My eyes burn, but I don't cry. I can't cry. "What about the nine tails...?" My voice is shaking. "Shouldn't it be helping him?" I know it's pointless to ask the question when I already know the answer. The Akatsuki removed it and left Naruto for dead, just like they did for Gaara.

But this time, there is no Chiyo.

There is no way to save him.

I can only beg.

Pray.

ANYTHING to help save him.

(BEEP...

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I smile weakly. "Why is it always like this?" The question is left unanswered. "Nothing I do can save him now. I let him down...again..."

Again...AGAIN...

My own words echo through my head.

"Sakura..." Tsunade whispers, trying to console me. "That's not true... You were and you are doing all that you can do."

What is that, I wonder.

Being useless?

(BEEP...

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How is it that he can still look peaceful?

Even on his deathbed, Naruto still looks as heroic as ever.

No worries.

No cares.

No anything.

Just peace.

Naruto has always been the hero.

Even in the end.

(BEEP...

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I kneel down at the side of his bed, not realising I was standing up. Tsunade looks at me with pity.

I deserve no pity.

I killed my best friend.

I let my other friend run off to Orochimaru.

Do I even deserve to...to live?

Why should I get the previlage of life when people are more deserving then I?

Naruto is.

(BEEP...

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I gently rub his cheek. His skin is cold. I have to be strong. Naruto would want it that way.

My eyes feel hot.

No.

Strong.

STRENGTH.

A tear lands on his face.

A dying team mate.

Me being useless.

Wow.

Deja vu.

(BEEP...

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But, unlike Sasuke, he's not going to sit up.

He's not going to be okay.

But he's the hero.

Hero's aren't supposed to die early.

Hero's are supposed to live...

They're supposed to take out the bad guy and save the day.

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Wake up Sakura.

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This is reality.

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Not your stupid little fantasy.


Yeah.

This is the first Sakura POV I did.

I hope it's okay!

R&R please!

-Chibi Shino