Disclaimer - I do not own the Naruto characters in anyway

For those of you who have read "What Could have been" *(which i hope is all of you since you are reading a sequel of it) This will be a collection of short stories of what occured between Sasuke and Sakura in the alternate life from the moment he chose to stay all the way to them haveing their daughter. *keep in mind they will not be in order i just going to write them in how I come up with them*

I hope you like it. PLease comment, and feel free to make suggestinos of what moments you would like me to write...

The First Night

Sasuke pulled Sakura behind him, eyes cast to the floor, hand firmly gripping her wrist. She made no sound but followed him trustingly. How had it come to this? He had been so sure of his choice before he saw her, so sure he could leave this place behind and not think twice about it. He was an avenger after all, but here he was taking his teammate home with him. Readjusting the bag on his shoulder he quickened his pace, not wanting to be seen like this, with her.

When they finally reached the door, Sasuke hesitated, unsure if this was the right thing to do.

"Um, Sasuke, why are we-," he cut her off, pushing the door open, pulling her inside and shutting the door behind them. She gave a small cry of surprise and quickly composed herself as best she could. He didn't know who was more nervous, him or her. He released her and stepped away, throwing his bag to the floor, he turned his back to her. All was silent till, "Sasuke?" her voice pleading for an explanation.

He said nothing but walked into his room and immediately went to the windows, shutting all the curtains, making sure no one could see him with her. She had to be safe. He turned to find her standing in the doorway, her face a mixture of fear, confusion, trust, and something else. Love? Still he said nothing, not trusting himself to say the words just right. Not yet anyway. He walked to the closet and pulled out his only clean sleeping shirt and tossed it to her, "Here, change into this."

She blushed, "Why?"

He didn't meet her eyes, "You're staying the night here." He didn't wait for her response before he started removing his own clothes starting with the shirt. She hadn't moved. He sighed, "The bathroom is the next door over if you'd prefer to change in there." He heard her step out before he removed his shorts and went to the dresser and pulled out a pair of black sweats. He put them on and sat on the bed, waiting for her to return. His wait was short, she returned and stood in the door way, her hands fumbling in front of her, the blush growing in her cheeks. Sasuke simply stared, the shirt barely covered her, but it was enough.

He motioned for her to sit beside him, which only increased her blush. She took a deep breath and with hesitation in her steps, she finally made her way to him and took the place beside him. They were silent, unsure what the other was fully thinking.

"Sasuke, does this mean you're staying?" her voice hopeful.

"I'm not sure." He stared at the floor and took a deep breath, how did he tell her the only thing keeping him in Konoha was her, that if she walked out that door at that moment, nothing would stop him from leaving and not looking back? And none of that mattered, one way or another he would have to give her up. Orochimaru would be looking for ways to manipulate him. He couldn't put her in harm's way. He sighed, "I don't know what I'm feeling. I want to stay here," he paused, "with you. I want to protect you, but I can't do that if I stay."

She reached over and took his hand in hers, "Then don't let anybody know you're protecting me." He looked over at her, the knowing smile on her lips. She had already put it together, she understood. She leaned closer resting her forehead on his, "Just stay with me, Sasuke. Whatever sacrifices I have to make, I want you here."

"No one can know how I feel about you. Not even Naruto. Do you understand?"

She nodded.

"In public we act like we normally would."

Another nod.

He paused and cupped her face with his free hand, "And no matter what happens, never forget how important you are to me."

They stared at each other before he pulled her closer and placed a quick kiss to her lips. It was brief but it sent an unknown sensation through him. He quickly stood pulling her up with him. Using his other hand he pulled the covers back and motioned for her to get in. She obeyed and he soon followed. Together, they lay on the bed, her body curled up next to his, her warmth filling him in a way ne never knew.

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