This represents my first attempt at writing a fanfic. Compliments and criticisms are welcomed.

What you need to know: This is a Sakura-centric story, and encompasses my version of how the story of "Naruto" should have been. Some changes include an OOC Sakura who is a bit more mature than canon Sakura as she lets her intelligence shine through more, a more unified Team 7, and an original plotline gradually incorporated into the story.

Public Disclaimer: I Do NOT Own Naruto

Chapter 1 updated 7/2/2011


Tears of exhaustion and elation trickled down Haruno Maya's flushed cheeks. "Seiyu!" she called, her voice hoarse from the hours of labor she had endured. "Look at her…look at what we did. She's so beautiful." The woman hugged her newborn tenderly.

"Yes Maya," answered her husband, enraptured in the awe of this miracle as he smiled at his new family. "Beautiful, just like her mother…although I have no clue where the pink hair came from." The man raised a questioning eyebrow at his wife. "She is mine, right?"

Maya playfully knocked her husband on his arm in reproach. "Please don't make me have to beat you senseless five minutes after giving birth. Honestly."

"All right, I give…but she really is beautiful isn't she? Pink hair…emerald eyes…she's definitely unique. What do you think we should name her, honey?"

Maya screwed her eyebrows together in a thoughtful pause, looking down at her daughter once again. She was greeted by a shy smile, which she reciprocated. "Sakura. You are Haruno Sakura."

Three months after the attack of the Kyuubi and the death of the 4th Hokage, Haruno Sakura was born. Throughout their marriage, the Haruno's had been living in Konoha, the village Maya called home. But the instability of the village following the Nine-Tails attack prompted the couple to seek an alternative village home. And so, the couple decided to relocate their new family to the Village Hidden in the Rocks, the place Seiyu was originally from.

With that decision made, a week after Sakura's birth the Haruno family headed out to their new home.

This will hopefully be a two-part story - representing the split between "Naruto" and "Naruto: Shippuden." A New Destiny presents Part I. This story is planned to be quite lengthy, with romance slow to follow and an ultimate pairing of either SasuSaku or NaruSaku. Enjoy!