I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY, TOO EVERYONE WHO IS EXPECTING ITACHI TO GO ALL OUT IN GETTING SAKURA BACK, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO REMIND YOU, HELLO! THIS IS ITACHI WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

BUT DONT WORRY, HE WILL STILL BE GETIN HER BACK, JUST DONT EXPECT HIM TO GO RUSHIN IN LIKE SOME BUFFOLO TO BEAT THE LIVING HELL OUT OF HER FINACE. I WANNA KEEP HIM IN CHARACTER.

I DONT OWN NARUTO OR THE PARENT TRAP

CHAPTER NINE

MEET MICHAEL

Three days after the phone call was when it happened.

He was coming home that afternoon with Naruto from indoor rock-climbing. Slamming the door closed he called out "I'm home!" and then came the reply of Tsunade's voice of "we're in the kitchen!"

Grinning Saito went there to find his mother in sweat pants and t-shirt, her preferred home wear. Most people would think it unattractive; Saito felt it made her look more down to earth. She was sitting on the side with a cereal bowl full of cheese and onion crisps and wotsits. She licked a bit of cheese from her lip and grinned "Hey Kai-kun, how was your time with Uncle Naruto?"

"Great" Saito said sitting down at the table. Tsunade grinned "here sport" she said as she set down an even larger bowl of crisps and wotsits "eat up. It's one of your favourites." She smiled.

Saito looked at the food. What was with Kaito and eating? That boy had the biggest appetite in existence. Did he always eat this much? Since Tsunade kept on giving him food, apparently so. Unfortunately, Saito wasn't a big eater. In fact, he had a really small appetite so this was too much for him.

He looked up with a thankful smile though "thanks, but me and Naruto already ate"

"No we didn't" Naruto piped as he came into the kitchen with a towel around his neck and took a bottle of water from the fridge "you said you weren't hungry."

Saito smiled sheepishly "well I guess I just don't have much of an appetite."

"Hm-um" Tsunade said as she took the bowl away and handed it to Naruto who gratefully excepted .she had a frown on her face that Saito did not like. Tsunade was too perceptive for Saito's own good. Perhaps he should at lead attempt to eat what Kaito ate. But old habits died hard and he just couldn't do it.

Suddenly the door bell rang. Sakura sat up "I'll get it" and she walked out.

The sound of the door opening, and then her squeals of delight "Mickey!" she cried.

Saito frowned 'who's Mickey?'

Beside him Tsunade groaned, "great" and Naruto disappeared out the room shaking his head. Saito raised an eyebrow as Sakura poked her head in "Hey Kaito, when you're done, come out to the pool, there's someone I want you to meet." And she disappeared again with a giggle.

And he heard a masculine voice say "well, did you tell him?"

Then Sakura's voice of "not yet." And his whining "Saku!"

Saito stood with a deeper frown "tell me what?"


In his room Saito was trying on a new set of swimming trunks Tsunade had gotten him while Tsunade did folding.

"so, who is he?" he called out from the bath room."

He heard Tsunade sigh as he came out. "Listen, your mother's a big girl, she can do what she wants."

Saito grabbed his shirt from the bed "ok, ok, but who is she?"

With a sighed Tsunade put down the shirt she was folding "his name is Michael Sanders. He's a business man; he came to do some advertising for the hospital she works at. Truthfully, he ended up advertising himself more than the medicine and the building. They went out a few times and before I knew it, he was the new boyfriend."

She groaned "those two are always together. He acts like her keeper, tells her what to wear, what to eat, what to say and she listens. But, it's no business of mine."

Saito took out his binoculars "how do you mean, controlling?" just then came deep male laughter and Sakura's girlish giggle.

"Oi" Tsunade groaned and Saito leant out the window with his binoculars. The man was taller than his mother; he was wearing a business suit and had his arm around Sakura's waist. They were walking, he was kissing her neck, squeezing her arse and all she did was giggle like some hair brained idiot.

"Look, you and me both know that Sakura's beautiful and sweet. But she's also an individual, as in she likes to be her own person in a way the community find strange. Just look at her hair! So I ask myself: what's a hot blue-blood like that, doing being interested in a girl who walked about in sweatpants and a cereal bowl full of cheesy wotsits? Then I think, there's about a million reasons why that boy's smiling and all of them are sitting in the National bank of England."

Saito turned "you don't think he really likes her?" he said horrified.

Tsunade shrugged "eh, what do I know. But I'll tell you one thing, that one's got your mother eating out of the palm of his hand. Wrapped right around his little finger and she won't listen to anyone on the matter. They do everything together. Go out for fancy dinners, go riding together go to the opera. I didn't even know Sakura liked that kind of stuff; she always had the worst sense of patience. Barley able to sit though a movie unless it interested her. But hey, meet her, you decide. Don't let me influence you."


Saito walked out the house too see Sakura and the man by the pool. He was dressed in his swimming trunks and a baggy t-shirt. Sakura looked up and smiled "there's my boy" she grinned. The man was sitting on a deck chair with a news paper covering his face.

"Honey" Sakura said taking him by the shoulders "I would like you to meet my boyfriend, this is Michael Sanders."

Slowly the paper came down to reveal a boyish face. He was an obvious English man with his bright blond hair and big English blue eyes. "Hello little man" he said with a grin.

When Tsunade called him little guy, it was full of affection. When his mother called him Kai-kun, it was full of love. When Naruto or Sai called him brat, it was full of childish humour but still affectionate all the same. But when he called him 'little man' it was full of over confident and superiority. Like he was telling him that he was the top dog and Saito was only a little kid.

Saito hated him on contact.

"Hello...Michael Sanders" Saito replied.

"So" Michael said sitting up "I can't believe I'm meeting the famous Kaito Haruno. I've been looking foreword to meeting you all summer."

"Well here I am" Saito said with a fake smile.

"Oh Saku, he's adorable"

Saito's dislike for the man doubled

"You know, Saku been telling me all about you and I've been expecting a little boy, but you, are all grown up. A real little man."

His dislike tripled.

"I'll be eleven soon" Saito said with a innocent air "how old are you?"

He laughed "I'm twenty seven"

"Wow, you're so much older than me, how old were you again mom, twenty nine?"

Sakura laughed and hugged him from behind "wow, suddenly your so interested in math, well I'm going to go inside, get some more Wotsits and..."

"Oh and Saku" Michael interrupted "I meant to mention. Don't eat wotsits anymore, it's not becoming of a young woman such as yourself. And please, wear the sundress I bought you."

"But Mickey" Sakura whined "I don't..."

He cut her off again "Sakura" his voice was like a warning tone. Sakura sighed "sure Mickey" and with a kiss to Saito's head she said "you boys bond, I'll be right back"

Saito stared in amazement and disgust. How dare he tell her what to do like she was some...some...dolly!

Just then Michael's phone buzzed and he picked it up "hello, oh hello reverent Mosby...oh yes in understand it's for a local charity...I know that's what Sakura agreed..."

As he spoke Saito began to take his t-shirt off.

"...yes...oh yes I am writing it all down..." Michel continued "...oh I know it's for a very good cause I agree but unfortunately, Ms Haruno will be out of the country for the next few weeks...yes I'll tell her you called, bye." And he put the phone down and sat forward "so little man, how was camp, was it fun, did you make any new friends, beat anyone up?"

Saito ignore him "Mom's going out of the country?"

Michael blinked and shook his head "oh no, I just had to tell a little white lie to get Saku out of something. Let's just keep this between us, ok. So I have never heard a woman talk about her son like Saku talks about you" he said with a fake smile "you two much be awfully close."

"oh, yeah" Saito said with a grin "were really close, in fact, I'm the only connection she had left to my father" and with that he cannon-balled into the water.

Michael jumped up as water slashed onto his 700£ suit. Saito surface "Oh, I'm sorry, did I get you wet Mike?" Saito smiled innocently.

Michael forced a smile "only a little, little man" he coughed "so, what was that about your father."

"Oh yeah," Saito grinned "you see, my mom was crazy in love with my dad, they were almost inseparable. Always together. You want the 411?"

"what's the 411?" Michael asked.

"you know, the 411 on all the other men mom dated to try to get close to my father again." complete lies, but Michel didn't need to know that "I mean I would want to know if I was number 28, sorry, 29 in the list of Dad look-alikes my mom found, you and dad are about the same height. But he was more muscled, from working out much more than you probably do. Oh I mean, it's always the same. She acts all innocent like how she did with dad, really happy and then she's changing for them and going all they asked and getting out the special wine she rarely drinks. Mom prefers Saki"

At that moment Sakura came in wearing a cute little white sundress and a black sun hat. Her pink hair was in two little plaits as she held out a glass for Michal. "Here, a glass of some wine I keep special" she smiled happily.

Saito grinned and dipped back under the water.


I KNOW IT WAS A SHORT CHAPTER. BUT THE NEXT ONE WILL BE LONGER, I PROMICE. REVEIW