Hey guys! Sorry its taken me so long to get up another story, between a serious case of writers block and no internet, its been tough. But Im back on track now and will have the first chapter of a new story ive been working on up by valentines day. This one is going to be a chapter story and might take away from the drabbles, but Ill see what you guys think of it when it hits the net.
As for the story, Im introducing kindof an OC here. Its naruto's dog, Cupid. (comon you KNOW naruto would totaly have an awesome dog) Tell me what you think of him because he will be a major part of upcomming stories and drabbles.
This also is another 'narrative begining' Those tend to make for better stories, but we will se how it fits in here.
Also this is offcialy the longest drabble yet XD So enjoy!
We all get at least one good wish in a year over the candles on our birthday. Some of us throw in more, on eyelashes, fountains, lucky stars. And every now and then, one of those wishes come true. So what then? Is it as good as we hoped? Do we bask in the warm glow of our happiness or do we just notice we've got a long list of other wishes waiting to be wished
Naruto sat, glaring blindly at the unbelievable sight, sitting on the dinner table before him. Blue eyes flushing about the room with quick, trained movements, unable to process what was going on, nor why. Breathing lowering and coming in short, even breaths, he leaned in close to glare, with fierce and confused blue eyes.
A cake. A brightly decorated cake, complete with the village leaf symbol piped with steady hands on its center, surrounded by bright orange icing and blue swirls.
Being the highly trained ninja he was, Naruto began the automatic assumption that something was very very wrong, and action needed to be taken immediately.
How did this cake get here, in the middle of his kitchen table, at 7:10 pm, October 10th?
And why was his apartment so much cleaner than he thought he'd left it?
Wait. Something clicked. Something about today.
His thoughts were quickly interrupted as a figure barged through the front door with stumbling, clumsy movements. Without thinking, he pulled a shuriken from his belt and charged.
Bold move for breaking and entering, but the yellow haired ninja was confused and tired, definitely not in the mood to deal with anything.
"Naruto!" came a familiar feminine shriek, followed by the dropping of several grocery bags and sudden halt to his actions.
"S..Sakura chan?" He questioned, head cocked to the side.
"Damnit Naruto you scared the shit outta me!" She bellowed, giving him a quick slap to the back of his head.
Deflating, the kunoichi looked around and pinched the bridge of her nose in frustration. " You weren't supposed to be home for another Hour"
Naruto was now sitting on the hardwood floors Indian style looking up and rubbing his new bruise.
"Well, I was tired, so I wasn't ganna turn in my report until tomorrow, Why are you here anyways?" He glared over his shoulder " And why is everything so clean and girly"
This earned him another shot to the head.
"Idiot…" She grumbled. "I just picked up for you, You told me to water your plants and feed your dog, So I cleaned up" A slight heat had risen to her cheeks as she gathered the groceries and sauntered towards the kitchen.
"Besides, I wanted everything clean for when you came home on your birthday. But I guess the surprise is ruined"
An electric shock ran through his body while his blood knotted and stomach clenched.
It was his birthday.
The worst day in the history of Konoha.
The anniversary of the Kyuubi attack.
Running a smooth tongue over his lips nervously, Naruto stood and made his way to the kitchen, grabbing sakura by the hand and twirling her around gently to meet his glare.
"You don't haft too" His voice lacked the gentle appeal he was going for "I don't want to"
Sakura's breath held while the electric sensation of fear reverberated that from naruto entered her system, causing her to drop the spoon which was in her hand.
" I was just going to make dinner…" She said, shaking off the feeling and pushing him away.
"If your making dinner that's fine, but your not allowed to make it if its for my birthday"
A irritated scowl came escaped as she bowed up slightly to the much taller ninja. "And just why not! I mean, I didn't even know your birthday was today until a few months ago!"
"That doesn't matter, My Birthday doesn't matter" He fumed, eyeing her with a now steely and distant gaze.
"And just why the hell not!" Sakura berated him, "You think your too special to have a damn birthday!"
"No!" He shouted, taking a step closer to her " I just don't want one! Don't you ever listen!"
"Not when your making absolutely NO sense! This is ridiculous, I just wanted to give you a cake and make you dinner"
"But its not the Important, Other things are more important right now!"
"Pffft, like what? The sky is blue?! Why does everything need to be more important to you!"
" Oh I dunno Sakura, How about the fact that hundreds of great shin obi lost their lives today? That's not counting the innocent lives are gone. And lets not forget the complete destruction of Konoha, or the death of its Hokage! Yeah, my birthday is much more important than all of those things." His voice was raised while he stepped closer to sakura, hands moving wildly to exaggerate his point. " None of those things matter, but newsflash Sakura chan, What happened today, all those horrible things, Its MY fault! So no, I do not think we should be celebrating my birthday today. Not today, and not ever!"
With that he turned and stormed off, slamming the door to his room and leaving a stunned sakura to glare angrily at the birthday cake, she'd worked so hard to prepare.
About an hour later, a soft knock jolted naruto from his thoughts, Leaning up on the bed, he scrambled around for a shirt before answering it.
Sakura slowly made her way into his room, in her hands a tray of freshly prepared ramen with extra sprouts.
Taking a seat at the edge of his bed, she handed it to him, before meekly turning to face cupid, naruto's white terrier dog.
Taking him into her arms, the dog grumbled, but soon settled and laid down on her lap.
" I know its not as good as ichiraku's" she sighed, "But its my first time cooking ramen, and I wanted to make your favorite."
Naruto just stared down at the steaming bowl with glassy emotional eyes.
"I hate my birthday" he whispered, to no one in particular. "If today never existed…"
Sakura began scooting to the head of the bed, cupid in her arms, until she rested neatly beside naruto, shoulders touching.
"Naruto, sometimes…" She breathed "Sometimes I don't really think that birthdays are really birthdays"
Naruto turned, giving her a rather empty glare.
"Sometimes, I think birthday are more for the people who love you. They are for the people who want you to know they care, and that your really important. Birthdays give us the chance to show you that you are so amazing, and that without you…" She inhaled deeply, and let it out with a small smile " we wouldn't really exist either, would we?"
Naruto's eyes became wide with tears, and finally, he collapsed in her arms.
"If it wasn't for today, Id have a family" he breathed between sobs.
Sakura just gently stroked the top of his head tugging at his strands of bright yellow hair. " Well that's not true naruto, take a look at us, right here. You're my best friend, and together, we make up a pretty good family don't we?"
Naruto leaned back and gave sakura a weak, appreciative smile. "Now, Id ask you to go ahead and eat your dinner, but Cupids already eaten the entire bowl. Even the chop sticks." Looking up at the sound of his name, the small terrier belched loudly as the miso broth dripped from his whiskers. "Sneaky little bastard, I didn't even feel him moving"
This caused naruto to laugh before burrowing his head into sakura's pink hair.
"Comon' naruto, It took me all day to make that cake, and your going to eat at least one piece"
"You made that?" He asked, giving her a quizzical glare while standing up.
"Yup" sakura chided happily, "All for you, so you better like it!" She threatened.
"Don't worry," he said, giving her a toothy grin "Ill eat every bite"
Sakura's eyes followed his movements as he exited the room, a soft blush rising to her cheeks as she stood up to slowly make her way to the kitchen. Turning back, she eyed cupid with caution, who glared back through deep set, coal black eyes. The dog taunted her with a silent message. ' I see the way you look at him' He seemed to whisper.
Reaching down, she buried her face into white fur and grinned. " It'll be our secret ok?"
Her answer was a large kiss on the face via tongue across her cheek.
"Sakura-chan! Get in here! This cake it great! Its turning my mouth orange!"
Rolling her eyes, she stood up and left the room, Cupid barking at her heels as she did.
We don't wish for the easy stuff. We wish for big things. Things that are ambitious, out of reach. We wish because we need help and we're scared and we know we may be asking too much. We still wished though, because sometimes they come true.
As always, alittle RxR pease?