Disclaimer: for the last time, I don't own Naruto!

Okay, the ending! For all those who have followed the story all the way through, I thank you!


After the surgery, Tsunade came out and reported. "I don't know how it will turn out, but we can only hope for the best."

Shiro and Sasuke looked at Jiraiya, who had sat them on his lap, for reassurance. He patted each of their heads and smiled. "Your mother is going to be just fine. To just survive what she did, she has to be very lucky."

Naruto paced all over the room, until Shiro pointed out, "Naruto-san is walking around a lot. Why, Grandpa?"

Jiraiya snorted and called, "Hey idiot, sit down already. You walking around isn't going to make it any more bearable."

Sasuke smirked and mimicked, "Yeah, idiot!"

Naruto stopped and sat with a scowl on his face, crossing his arms. He grumbled inaudibly and glared at the three, concerned that Mitsuki might not remember that he'd confessed his love to her. It took him forever to actually say it without any interruptions, if she'd forgotten it, then it would take even longer for him to get the opportunity to say it again. She might take on a new set of genin, that would be really bad for their relationship.

The silence for the next few hours was unbearable. Naruto almost started pacing again, but restrained himself. Jiraiya and the twins had fallen asleep, but woke when Tsunade came out of Mitsuki's recovery room, the Hokage shook her head and walked down the hallway.

It grew later and later, until the blonde ninja couldn't take it anymore and slipped into the room to see Mitsuki standing by the window, bandages wrapped around her head, a hospital gown over her bare body. She turned slowly at the sound of his footsteps, then her eyes lit up. She walked over to him and put her arms around his neck.

"Naruto, I love you."

There you go, the short and sweet ending? Did it fit the story? Liked it? Hated it?

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