Sakura has a goal, and to obtain that goal she must get closer to a certain Hyuga. What will happen when the Akatsuki are spotted outside of Kohona, and Naruto is forced to stay with the Hyuga family? This can only be good news for Sakura, right? What will happen when Neji is put between Sakura and her goal? Major Pairings: SakuxNeji, NaruxHina

Okay, this story is rated M, just incase, I dunno where I'm gonna go with this story, but I have a feeling it will be good. Alright I hope you guys enjoy the story. This is my first Fanfic so please not too many flames.

Sakucherryblossoms out**


Sakura was leisurely strolling down the path to train with her team for the day. Her pink hair came down to her shoulders, maybe a little longer, and was tied back into a neat pony tail. She was wearing a crimson red tank top, a white skirt with slits in the sides and with black shorts underneath it that reached to about her mid-thigh. Her medic-nin pouch was placed conveniently on her hip next to her kunai pouch.

"Sakura-Chan!" Sakura heard a voice call from team seven's training field.

'Naruto,' Sakura thought to herself, 'if you only knew the real reason I'm here in this God-forsaken-village.'

"Naruto-kun, its so great to see you," Sakura said with a fake smile once when the energetic blond came into view.

Naruto was wearing a orange and black outfit. An orange shirt under a black jacket, and orange pants. His hair was a mess of blond on-top of his head, and he had a huge grin plastered on his face like always.

"Sakura-Chan, are you ready to train to get the teme back?" Naruto asked.

"Of course Naruto-kun," Sakura replied, "I'm always ready for more training."

When Sakura said this Naruto's smile wavered. 'It's like she doesn't even care about the teme anymore,' Naruto thought sadly to himself.

"Naruto-kun, when will Kakashi-sensei -" Sakura was cut off when a poof was heard and smoke was seen a few feet from them.

After the smoke cleared an audible "Yo" was heard.

"Kakashi-sensei, why are you here," Naruto asked, "on time?"

"Ah Naruto, you never will learn will you?" The silver-haired Jonin asked his seventeen year old student.

"Kaka-sensei?" Naruto asked, still confused.

"We have a mission Naruto-kun," Sakura replied. "That is the only reason why Kakashi-sensei would be early."

"And yet again, Sakura is our winner." Kakashi said lazily while taking his red Icha-Icha book out of his pouch.

"Alright then!" Naruto said while throwing a fist into the air, "Lets go see what Tsunade-bachan wants!"

With that said they all went to the Hokage's office.


A Little While Later

"TSUNADE-BAACHAN!" Naruto's voice boomed through the Hokage's door.

The door opened and in stepped Naruto, followed by Sakura, and then Kakashi. Sitting at the desk in front of them was a busty blond with a diamond in the center of her forehead.

"Ah, well team seven, " Tsunade said, "It's great you are all on time."

"Tsunade-sama," Sakura said, "Kakashi-sensei said you have a mission for us."

There was a period of silence. Sakura took this time to look over her mentor's room. Two chairs were seated in front of her desk, one Naruto was sitting in, the other unoccupied. Her walls were filled with books and her desk filled with scrolls and empty saki bottles.

In the corner of the room, Sakura observed someone she had not seen in a while.

"Sai, "Sakura said, "It's a pleasure seeing you again."

"Ah Ugly," Sai said in response, "I was wondering when someone was going to notice me back here."

"AHH! Sai," Naruto shouted, " WHY ARE YOU HERE!?"

"Dick-less," Sai said talking to Naruto, "It's obvious I'm here so you don't go out and get yourself killed."

"Sai is right Naruto," Tsunade said, "you will need his help if you are going to accomplish the mission."

"Tsunade-sama," Kakashi said, "what will our mission be?"

"Ah, right to the point Kakashi, I always enjoy that about you." Tsunade said. "Hm, well let me explain your mission then. We have received word from one of our contacts that the Akatsuki have been spotted outside of Konoha recently, but I do not know what they are after. I have heard rumors they are after a specific person in the village, and I can only assume that person in Naruto."

"TSUNADE-BACHAN! YOU'RE SENDING ME TO KILL THE AKATSUKI AREN'T YOU?!" Naruto asked, more like yelled.

"No Naruto-baka," Tsunade replied hitting Naruto over the head. "I'm making sure one of your teammates will always be supervising you. You three will be watching Naruto in shifts, and since I have already discussed the matter with Hiashi Hyuga, you will be allowed to stay at the Hyuga manner."

"Aww, but Tsunade-bachan," Naruto started to whine, "why do I have to go to the Hyuga manner?"

"Naruto, the Hyuga manner is the safest place there is in Konoha." Sakura said, " You will be protected 24 hours there."

"Sakura is right, as always, " Tsunade said, "so the shifts will go Kakashi 12 am-6am, Sai from 6 am -4pm and Sakura gets the rest of the evening until Kakashi comes back again. Is all of this understood?"

"Hai, Tsunade-sama," they all replied in unison.

"Alright good," Tsunade said, "Now, GET OUT OF MY OFFICE!"

With that said they all disappeared in a cloud of smoke, except for Sakura who disappeared into a cloud of cherry blossoms.


Meanwhile at the Hyuga Mansion

Neji Hyuga was walking through the his home at the Hyuga mansion. Things between him and Hiashi had taken a turn for the better after Neji had lost the fight against Naruto all those years ago. Neji was now a jonin, and proud of it. He lived civilly with his uncle and cousins.

Neji's hair was a dark chocolate brown, almost black, that reached to the lower part of his back. He wore a clean long-sleeved white shirt, and black shorts that reached his knees. His hidden leaf headband was tied securely over his forehead; protecting his clan's mark. And of course Neji had the trademark white Hyuga eyes.

Neji reached the door he seemed to want and knocked. A mild "come in" was heard, so Neji entered.

There sitting at his desk in all his glory was Hiashi Hyuga. His hair was long and splayed neatly across his back. He was wearing a traditional white male kimono.

"Ah, Neji good morning." Hiashi greeted.

"Good morning to you as well uncle." Neji replied curtly back.

"Neji," Hiashi began, "You see the reason I have called you here is I have made a silly agreement with the Hokage."

"Uncle, may I inquire what the Hokage wanted?" Neji asked.

"Of course Neji, "Hiashi said, "That is why you are here. The Akatsuki have been seen outside of the village recently and the Hokage was worried for someone's safety. I believe you know him to, Naruto Uzumaki. He is the nine-tailed fox container, and I have agreed with the Hokage in allowing for him to stay here until the threat is over."

"Of course Uncle," Neji replied. "But may I ask what this has to do with me?"

"Team seven will be taking shifts in protecting him in the manner. I wish for you to help." Hiashi said. "Be a body-guard if you will. I just want to make sure this Uzumaki character is protected; I do believe Hinata has a liking to this boy. I believe he is the pushing force in making Hinata stronger. Do you understand how important this is?"

"Hai Uncle." Neji responded. "When is Uzumaki-san going to be joining us?"

"Tomorrow Neji." Hiashi said. "And I hope you are able to make everything suitable for our guest by that time?"

"Hai Uncle." Neji said. And with that Neji bowed, and left the room.