He Said She Said

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Chapter 36

"This will never work."

"It will work."

Naruto Uzumaki shook her head as she sat next to Tsunade and the Third Hokage listened to the idea that the soon to be Fifth Hokage had presented to him.

"What is it you think won't work Naruto?" the Third asked. "The adoption…"

"Its not that." Naruto said. "I can agree to that. But my issue is my name. I don't mind the Senju name, but I will not change my name to Naruko or anything else. My name is Naruto and that is the only name I will answer to." the blond said crossing her arms under her cleavage.

"It will offer you a layer of protection and anyone looking for Naruto Uzumaki…" Tsunade said crossing her own arms under her monstrous breasts but was cut off as Naruto shot it down.

"And everyone already knows, I mean hello Chunin exams!"

Tsunade huffed. "With the invasion I doubt…"

"The village knows! I've been around the whole village for over a month. Everyone my own age knows. That is why this will never work!" Naruto said rounding in her chair to face the older blond while keeping the Third in her view.

Tsunade looked like she was going to argue when Sarutobi spoke up.

"Well its settled. Naruto will be known as Naruto Senju." The old man signed the paperwork and stamped it with the Hokage's seal to make it official.

Naruto and Tsunade blinked at how quickly it went.

Sarutobi smirked. "I've had adoption papers ready for Naruto a long time. The council isn't getting a chance to block it." He chuckled as he looked at the two blonds. "Congratulations Tsunade, you're a mother." He looked at the other blond. "And congratulations Naruto, you have a family."

Naruto looked at the old man. "I'm not signing that until you do one more thing and this is not up for discussion."

The past and future Hokage listened as the blond laid out her idea and Tsunade was left wanting a very large and very alcoholic drink.


(Anko's Apartment)

"Sensei?" Sakura asked as she looked on as Anko sat on the couch hugging Eureka to her.

"I'm losing her."

"No sensei." Sakura said. Since their dismissal from the Hokage's office after reporting Anko had become depressed.

"I am. Tsunade's adopting her right now and she's being taken from me again and once again I can't do anything and this time I have to smile about it and be happy for her."

Sakura had spent time with Anko and she understood how her sensei was feeling as she had come to learn that Anko saw that blond bundle of energy as family.

Her thoughts were interrupted by the opening and closing of the door and Eureka barked as Naruto walked in and dropped onto the couch next to Anko who latched onto her.

Naruto wrapped an arm around her and didn't say a word as Anko fought to control her emotions.

"Naruto…" Sakura began.

"Sakua-chan, could you make some us some tea…please." Naruto asked and the pink haired girl went to do what was asked.

"Anko…" Naruto said with a sigh. "You need to calm down and talk with me."

The snake mistress hiccupped and wiped her eyes with the back of her hands. "I…I…"

"I'm not leaving you. You're my big sister." Naruto said with a patience she dug into.

Anko looked at her as if she was insane. "But…but you'd have a clan and protection I couldn't offer."

Naruto smiled. "And you're going to be part of that clan. I couldn't leave you behind. You're my big sister."

"Wh-What?" Anko asked as she watch the blond pull out a scroll and placed it before her.

"Sign it."

Anko didn't read it, her mind was in conflict. She felt the blond shove a pen into her hand and on auto-pilot she signed her name. Naruto smiled and gave her a hug.

"Welcome to the Senju clan Anko-chan."

It took a moment for the words to register and she looked at the blond who was grinning at her.


Naruto smiled. "Silly Anko. You and I are now officially sisters and Tsunade is now our mother. Isn't this great?"

"Anko?" Naruto waited and it looked like the woman she called sister had stopped breathing.

"Anko?" Naruto stood. "SAKURA-CHAN! ANKO'S NOT BREATHING!"

Sakura raced from the kitchen to see her teammate standing over their sensei who was seated on the couch. Sakura stepped in front of Anko and slapped her.

That got a reaction as Anko leapt to her feet and pulled both teens into a rib cracking hug.

They heard her sob filled voice as she buried her head between them. "Family. I have an official family. A mother and a sister. I have a family." Over and over. Pinkette and blond share a look and hugged Anko, knowing the Jonin rarely showed her emotions so deeply and knew that Anko had been worried about losing her sister.


(Hokage's Office)

"Two daughters." Sarutobi said with a smile.

Tsunade shot her former sensei a look. "The brat considers her family. And if it makes the brat happy, who am I to argue."

"Except the name." Sarutobi said.

"She's a girl. All the scans showed she won't be going back to being a boy. Naruko is a female version of her name."

"This is one argument you're going to lose Tsunade. Naruto in the past month plus had to deal with many things. Her name is the one thing she still has."

Tsunade gave a sigh. "Well at least I don't have diapers to change. They're both grown women."

"They currently have an apartment." Hiruzen said.

"I want to check out my family estate. See what needs to be done. Have the Pervert rebuild the ward seals."

Hiruzen nodded. "I take it you want to move there with your daughters and apprentice?"

"If its livable. If not, I'll find an apartment near the girls."

Hiruzen gave her a smile.

"What?" she asked.

"Nothing…it's just that you already are thinking of how things affect your daughters. Motherhood suits you."

Tsunade gave her former teacher the finger.


(Atop Hokage Monument)

Jiraiya smiled. His Godson turned Goddaughter was going to be fine. Tsunade would look after her. He turned his gaze to the horizon and while the Kyuubi might not be a problem, those hunting it were still out there and ignorant of what had taken place.

"I think I need a walkabout." He muttered. Making a decision to check his spy network. "Yeah, a training trip." He stroke his chin and wondered how he was going to convince the Hokage…and next Hokage to let him get away with his idea.

To Be Continued…


AN: I'm Ending He Said, She Said here. The next story will pick up with the continuing tale of the female Naruto and her family. Please be patient. My diabetes has flared and has left me with numb hands and wonky eyes. I'm still here and still working on stories, its just slow.

To the fans of He Said, She Said I am happy to announce that the first chapter of the sequel "She Said" is now up. The adventures of female Naruto continue as she now known as Naruto Senju with her older sister Anko Senju and teammate and love interest hunt for a traitor. Two years have passed…how has Naruto taken to being a female? Tune into "She Said" and find out.