I do not own naruto or any of the characters all i own are any made up jutsu or plot themes different to the show.

Haruno Sakura lay in her bed, scowling moodily at the ceiling above her. She was thinking both of her best friend, Uzumaki Naruto, Konoha's most surprising ninja, fondly, yet at the same time, she was frustrated.

Naruto had been not much more than acquaintances in the beginning. They had been put in the same group, forcing them to work together. As they got to know each other, the awkwardness seemed to fade away; Sakura grew comfortable around the boy, and Naruto's crush on her seemed to disappear. They gained comradeship and friendship.

When Sasuke left, Naruto and Sakura become closer in his absence. Sakura still thought Naruto was her pillar of strength throughout the whole ordeal. He was the light in the darkness, the one person she could talk to about anything, and know he wouldn't judge her one way or the other.

It hadn't been until after he had left for his training that she had realized how used to his presence she was, and how happy he made her. But it wasn't until after he returned that she had realized she loved him. Not Sasuke, him, Naruto.

A thought popped into her head that made her sigh. 'I wonder if my parents were ever like this.' Sakura shook her head at that. She honestly didn't know. Her mother hadnt told her who her father had been though there had been soemthing about the way her mother looked when she mentioned who he sensei was when she was originally placed on team 7 that made her curious as to what that was,but other than that she had always just assumed that either he had died when she was a baby, or he had not wanted to be a father. Either way, it would probably hurt her mother to talk about it.

She was born when her mother was just 14. Early births are normal for kunoichis, with shorter lives, but 14 was young even for them. Sakura had thought this might have been the reason her mother had chosen to travel when she was younger. Honestly, she had no idea what village her mother was from, or if there were other members of the Haruno clan somewhere.

Although her mother never talked about her past, and the fact she never took ninja jobs, Sakura was sure her mother had been a kunoichi once upon a time. Her reflexes were superb, she could be very sneaky, and she could always tell if Sakura was lying. Yes, Haruno Rin had once been a ninja.

Sakura sighed again, and got out of bed. She didn't have time to mope around all day. She had the next shift at the hospital, then training with Tsunade for the rest of the day.

After getting dressed in her normal outfit, she stood in front of the mirror, putting on her gloves and head band. As she tied the red ribbon into her soft, pink hair, she observed her unusually light green eyes gazing back at her.

In all honesty, she had always wondered about her pink hair. She obviously hadn't gotten it from her mother, whose hair was bright red, so had she gotten it from her father's side? Or maybe her one of her grandparents had had the hair.

She turned from the mirror and walked from the room. She walked down to the kitchen, still lost in thought. She smiled at her mother when she saw her. Haruno Rin smiled back and placed a plate of food in front of her daughter.

As soon as Sakura began eating with a dreamy look on her face, Rin asked, "What's up with you? Something on your mind? A boy perhaps?" and watched as her daughter paled visibly, and sighed.

"Yes." The girl of 15 answered, and then paused. "Well sort of."

"I see." Rin studied her daughter for a moment. "There's a boy you like, and a boy you love." She continued to study the girl. "Unfortunately, they're two different guys. Also," Rin paused before continuing, "Also, the guy you love used to love you, but you're not sure if he still does."

Now this surprised the teen. "You learned at that just by looking at me?" Sakura gasped. "How could you know?"

"I had the same problem, once upon a time." At these words, Rin got a dreamy look, and stared into space. Sakura looked at her mother curiously. Was this about her father? Which one was he? The one she loved, or the one she liked? Or neither?

Although Sakura was curious, she knew better than to ask. She slowly finished her breakfast and bid her mother good-bye. Tsunade was not one to be kept waiting.

As she was walking to work, she subconsciously took a detour past the Ichiraku Ramen stand. Low and behold, just as she was walking past the sunshine of Konoha himself appeared in front of her, leaving after having his breakfast.

"Hi Sakura-chan!" called the blond teen. "Going to work?"

"Yup. No training for you today, remember? Your arm is still healing."

"Yeah right. My arm took all of 2 days to heal, but apparently, I still can't train." He sighed. He suddenly looked as if he had an idea. "Hey! You want to grab something to eat tonight? You pick!"

"Like, just like old times?" Sakura replied hoping it was a date, yet knowing it wasn't.

"Just like old times. 'Cept this time, you're gonna pick what we have." Naruto smiled at her. In her head, she gave up trying to convince herself he still liked her. Well, at least for now.

Sakura returned his smile. "I'd love to. But you're paying."

Naruto's gentle smile turned into one of his signature foxy grins. "Sure. I mean I did ask!"

"You bet you did." Sakura looked down at her watch and sweat dropped. "I've got to go. I'm gonna be late! And you know, Tsunade and waiting don't mix."

"Okay. Meet me at the bridge at 5."

"Got it. See you later!"

Sakura ran down the street and towards the hospital. When she arrived at the doors, she skid to a stop and walked quickly inside. She arrived just in time. Panting slightly, Sakura quickly changed into her medical uniform and put her stuff in her locker. 'Another day, another 20 injured villagers and ninja.' And with that thought, she set off for work.

Naruto was amazed at how excited he felt about having dinner with sakura that night...until he remembered that all he had to wear were his training clothes. 'OH NO WHAT AM I GONNA DO I CANT GO TO DINNER WITH SAKURA DRESSED LIKE THIS WHAT IF SHE CHOOSES A NICE RESTAURANT, I know ill go see kakashi. He took off at a dead sprint around the villiage to search for his lazy sensei. "Excuse me have you seen a silver haired pervert walking around with an orange book?","Have you seen a perverted man with spikey silver hair walking around reading icha icha paradise?", "Have you seen Kakashi Hatake?" but no one had seen him. Naruto used his last idea, Kage bunshin. "Kage Bunshin no jutsu! Ok guys go find that pervert of a sensei of ours." "You got it boss" "come on guys lets do it " "Yea we'll definately find that pervert." "Yah one pervert couldnt be that hard to find."... one hour later and several hundred exhausted naruto's later naruto gave up. "Forget this ill take a chance and try to pick out something nice. So he set off to find a cloths shop. When he arrived at a shop titled The go-ruden shokkou. He henged into a tall dark skinned boy with black hair, he wore a simple kimono and sandals. He walked in and started to look around when he realized that he didnt know what to look for. "Damn you Kakashi sensei."

Several miles away a certain silver haired pervert sneezed visciously. 'Hehe the ladies must be talking about me he thought to himself.'

Back with naruto..

"Excuse me sir can i help you." the shop keeper said. "Yes i need a new outfit for a dinner i am going to it needs to be casual but not to much like everyday clothes." Naruto responded. The man beckoned

naruto to follow him. The man walked over to a shelf of pants and turned to naruto, "Any color preference sir?", "Yes i think i would like black." naruto said back. "Very good sir just a moment." and with that

he turned back to the stacks of clothes and started going through the piles of black pants and saw a pair of black cargo pants that looked to be narutos size with a chain attaching two of the pockets, picking

them up he turns and beckons naruto to go try them on, naruto walked into the changing room and changed he liked how they look and changed back and told the man he would take them, with that the man

led the way over to the shirts section this time naruto started looking at shirts as he walked along behind the man. Then he noticed one thing in particular about it...it had a picture of the nine tailed fox on it.

He picked it up and said i want this one, the man looked shocked but shrugged it of and let naruto go try on the shirt, while naruto tried on the shirt the man grabbed a simple pair of black sandles for naruto

to wear. When naruto verified that the shirt fit it went with the pants and the sandals on the pile. Naruto knew he might need a coat so he walked over to a rack of trench coats and looked at some black ones

all with various emblems or pictures on them but naruto saw one with the leaf symbol on the back in bright gold edged by red and knew he had to have it. Naruto asked for the pile so he could try them on

when he got them on he walked over to the mirrors and looked at himself and he liked it...

He had new clothes, and he felt good he was ready...

I do not own naruto or anything from the show all i own are any made up jutsu or characters so please don't sue me. He he couldn't resist the don't sue me bit. Also please review im new at this so I need input tell me how great im doing or flame me i dont care just so long as you tell me how im doing.