Prologe

Naruto stared down at his new-born daughter in awe. Her hair, what little she had, was pink like Sakura's, but her eyes were as blue as the sky, like his.

"What should we name her?" Sakura asked.

Naruto contemplated this. Their daughter's name needed to be special.

"Emi. I think we should name her Emi."

Sakura smiled as she looked at her husband. Who would've thought that the village's Number One Unexpected Knuckle-headed Ninja would become the Sixth Hokage and a dad, no less.

Tsunade had resigned from being Hokage, much like her former sensei, the Third, had done. When Naruto had asked why, (He had told her later on) Tsunade had told him that she wanted to live to see that dream finally see that dream come true, while tapping the necklace she had given him. He accepted that answer, even though it just left him more confused then ever.

Sakura sighed happily and said,

"Emi it is."

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Meanwhile, in Suna,

Crying could be heard from room 204 at the hospital where Gaara sat by his wife's bedside, holding his new daughter, Fumiko. She had her father's blue eyes and slightly less red hair, but her mother's face.

Matsuki looked at her husband worriedly. Gaara had had no love as a child and she feared that he wouldn't be comfortable with a baby in the house. But all she saw in her husband's eyes was love and determination. Kankuro popped his head in and asked,

"Hey, Gaara, can Temeri and I see our niece yet?"

His brother smiled, a rise of the mouth really, as their sister came up behind Kakuro and, rolling her eyes, said

"No, Kankuro, we can see her next year. Just go in already!" She was pushing her brother into the room so she could enter and see her niece.

"Oh, she's adorable! What's her name?" Temeri cooed. (Yes, Temeri doeshave a feminine side, believe it or not.)

There was that barely noticeble rise of the mouth again. Gaara had a family now, not just Matsuki and Fumiko, but he finally felt the love of a sibling that Temeri and Kankuro had built up for years, but hid under masks of fear and hatred.

Both Gaara in Suna and Naruto could not erase their pasts, but could rejoice in the present and look forward to the future.