For those of you who have asked where I'm posting my re written stories. I've got Midnight Flower, and Beauty and the Beast up on FictionPress. I haven't posted all of the chapters but I've got some of them. I'm also planning to post some new Naruto stories once I've finalized some things.

So look forward to that. And one more announcement before I write this chapter.

I'm putting some of my stories up for adoption. I've even made a poll.

The stories are as followed-

Uncommon encounters

Unleashed

Untitled

What the fu!

War

Cloak and Dagger

And I think that's it but I'm not totally sure since I'm listing them right off the top of my head. So anyone who wants to take them and tweak them and make them their own, I'm game.

Have fun.

Now on to the story.

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Naru looked up as Kakashi's sandels came into her line of vision and stared at him for a second, letting him see the pain and fear in her expression before quickly ducking her head and looking away.

As embarrassing as it was to admit, she didn't want him to see her like this. Not when she was so dangerously close to crying. She was the Hokage for crying out loud! She wasn't supposed to cry at the possibility of her father dying and leaving her alone. She was supposed to remain calm in the face of adversity.

"Is it okay if I sit with you?" Kakashi asked quietly after a moment or so of silence. Naru nodded her head, but didn't look up at him. Instead she sniffled and wiped her face with the back of her right hand.

Kakashi sat down on the ground next to her and leaned his back against the tree and tried to think of something comforting to say to Naru. Unfortunatly there was nothing that he could think of to say that wouldn't at least make him sound like an inhuman bastard. He couldn't act like he had at his fathers funeral and just shrug things off.

And telling Naru to do so would be unforgivable since Kyubbi had raised her as his own from the time he gained control of Minato's body. Finally after what felt like forever Kakashi sighed and said, "Naru I can't think of anything to say to comfort you." And I feel like a failure for not knowing what to say. Kakashi thought sadly before he felt Naru's hand over his own. Her fingers curled around his, and squeezed so tightly that her knuckles turned chalk white.

Kakashi squeezed her hand back a little bit to show that he understood.

There was no need for words between them. All that mattered to her was that he was sitting with her right now.

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Minato's awareness flickered again. This time he was aware of the needle in his arm, the tubes down his throat, and the beeping of the machines monitoring his vitals. His eyes flickered open for a second, stared at the pristine white of the ceiling then closed again.

He must be in a hospital. Or at least he hoped he was. But since he wasn't having as much trouble breathing now, he supposed that he was in a room somewhere with machines hooked up to help him with varius body functions.

All well and good since it would take him at least a few days to adjust to being inside of his own body again.

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"Where is Kakashi?" Sakura asked in a breathless tone once she finally finished her rant about the village hospital and it's stupid doctors being a bunch of incompetent bastards for not allowing her and Naru to take care of Kyubbi.

On one hand she understood what Naru had been saying earlier about not being able to treat her father because she'd make mistakes. But on the other hand she was still pretty upset by the situation and needed to blame someone for something and blow off some steam.

Haku and Zabuza looked around and finally seemed to notice that the copy nin was MIA. Crap. "Dunno. I didn't see him leave." Zabuza said after a moment before Haku sighed and pinched the bridge of his nose and tried not to think since he was starting to get a headache.

"He probably went after Naru." Haku said after a second or so.

"Either that of he's killing someone in a fit of rage because Naru's upset." Zabuza said half jokingly. Sakura scowled at them.

"If Kakashi is so selfish as to abandon Naru in her hour of need; then he's an idiot. And the two of you, are bastards." Sakura said in an irritated tone before walking off to go terrorize some more doctors and nurses.

Leaving Haku and Zabuza standing in the hallway, alone.