"Itachi? Is that you?"
Itachi left his shoes on the lobby and followed Sakura's voice.
He found her on the garden, sitting next to a cherry blossom tree. She smiled when she saw him.
"Why don't you ever answer me?"
"Hum… There's no need… You always know it's me…"
Itachi kissed her and put one hand on her pregnant belly. It had been 4 months since they came back to Konoha. Everything was going well. When Sakura had appeared on Tsunade's office ready to get back to work, the Hokage ordered her that she was to stay home until she gave birth. Sakura was furious but Tsunade kicked her out of her office, stating that the next time Sakura was to enter that office was when she had a dark haired baby on her arms.
Since that day, Sakura spent her time on the garden and helping Ino on the florist shop.
Itachi sighed happily and hugged Sakura.
"So, how was the mission?"
A wild Naruto stormed into the gardens.
Itachi sighed. The golden hair boy came in everyday to check on Sakura.
"Hi, Sakura-chan. Itachi-san." Hinata appeared behind Naruto.
"Hinata! What a surprise." Sakura hurried to the two visitors. She couldn't run but she didn't want to walk, which resulted in a stumbling pace.
"Hey don't run! You know you can't push yourself, Sakura-chan." Naruto censured her and put his arm around Hinata's waist. They had been dating for a while now.
"So, came in to your everyday check?" Itachi smirked at Naruto as he prevented Sakura from tripping on the floor. She looked at him, grateful.
"Actually I was hoping to stay for dinner…"
"Naruto-kun! I thought you said they invited us!"
Naruto blushed at Hinata and scratched the back of his head.
"It's fine by me! Right, Itachi?"
"Sure, why not…" He looked hopeless at her. Sakura chuckled happy and went inside with Hinata sending a last glare at Naruto, leaving the two Shinobi outside.
"So… You heard?"
Naruto was serious now. "About Sasuke"
"What are you going to do?"
Itachi looked at Naruto and sighed.
Itachi went after the two woman, leaving Naruto alone.
"It's time to go." Sasuke got up from his chair and left their hideout. Karin followed him with her eyes while the others got up.
They followed him into the moonlight, Karin still staring at him.
Sasuke felt her watch and looked at her. "What's wrong?"
Karin blushed. "It's… It's just that… Sasuke are you sure you should go?"
"Yes" He started walking.
"That's none of your business."
Suigetsu chuckled as he saw Karin snorting in embarrassment and anger.
"WHAT ARE YOU LAUGHING AT? STUPID WATER BOY!"
"I'm laughing at you, the Ever-So-In Love with Sasuke"
"I-I'M NOT IN LOVE WITH SASUKE, ASSHOLE!" Karin punched Suigetsu, growling in anger as water splashed on her. "ARHGG! I HATE WHEN YOU DO THAT! COWARD! WHY CAN'T YOU TAKE A PUNCH LIKE A MAN?"
"WELL YOU STUPID BITCH, IF YOU DIND'T PUNCH ME THAN YOU WOULDN'T GET WET"
"Uh?" Suigetsu looked at Sasuke.
Karin crossed her arms and hurried to Sasuke. Suigetsu sighed and went after her. He looked at Juugo to see if he was still calm. He always forgot that the man would get angry from their fighting. It's not like he could do anything. Karin was just so annoying…
Suddenly Tobi materialized on a tree branch.
"Where are you going, Sasuke?"
Sasuke stopped and stared at Tobi for a few minutes.
"Who are you?"
"Who I am doesn't matter. You're going to Konoha?"
"And what does an Akatsuki man like you have to do with it?"
"I'm not some Akatsuki man. You're going after Uchiha Itachi."
"If you know, why do you ask?"
They stared at each other for a while.
"Sasuke, who is this guy?" Karin whispered next to him.
"As I've said before, who I am doesn't matter, though you can call me Tobi."
Karin looked at him surprised. 'He heard me...?'
"I have no intention of losing my time with you, Tobi."
Sasuke started walking again.
"The Akatsuki has some unfinished business with Itachi as well. I can help you."
"I don't need help."
"Are you sure?"
Sasuke's Sharingam shined dangerously. Another Sharingam looked from behind the mask.
"You're not the only one with a Sharingam, Sasuke."
'What's this? Is he and Uchiha?' Sasuke turned to Tobi.
"Who are you for real? You're an Uchiha? Or did you just steal that Sharingam?"
"You're not ready to fight Itachi. Especially not on Konoha, with the Kyuubi's Jinchuriki lurking around."
"I don't care about any of them."
"But they do. You think they'll just stand by while you attempt to kill Itachi?"
Sasuke stared at Tobi.
"What do you want from me?"
Sasuke could see Tobi's amusement behind the mask.
"As I said… The Akatsuki has unfinished business with Itachi."
"You want to help me kill Itachi?"
Suigetsu, Karin and Juugo watched the scene roll in front of them.
"And if I let you help me?"
Tobi looked at him. "Itachi presents a major threat to our plans. Eliminating him is all we want."
Sasuke considered. "Fine"
"Thank you Sakura-chan! The dinner was lovely!" Hinata hugged Sakura and left with Naruto.
"Bye, guys!" Naruto waved.
Itachi brought an arm to Sakura's waist.
"Tomorrow is your day off isn't it?"
"Great! You're going to help me with the baby's room." She smiled and they went to the living room, seating on the couch.
"Sure. I can't let my pregnant wife work too hard" He kissed her nose, then her cheeks, while she chuckled.
"It's not work, it's for our boy."
"Boy? I thought you wanted a girl."
She smiled and her eyes shined. Itachi opened his mouth.
"It's… It's a boy!"
Sakura nodded smiling and Itachi kissed her. She always knew he wanted a boy first. He leaned his forehead against hers.
They kissed again. When they broke free Sakura chuckled. "Don't get too excited Itachi, I'm too pregnant to have sex."
Itachi blushed. "I-I wasn't…"
She laughed. It was rare seeing Itachi so vulnerable. He changed subjects. "So you went to the hospital and didn't tell me anything?"
"You were on a mission and I had Ino and Tenten with me. There was no need to bother you. Besides, I wanted it to be a surprise"
"It was a surprise." He kissed her again softly. "And did Tsunade show up?"
"Yep, as expected."
"What did she say?"
"I could swear I saw tears on the corners of her eyes when she saw the pictures."
"And then she started complaining about how you had to 'knock me out' leaving her with only Shizunne to help her out."
Itachi chuckled and sighed, laying his head next to hers.
"Let's go to bed, you must be tired." She got up and dragged him by the hand.
"It's still too bad we can't have sex."
She looked at him by the corner of her eye. "You'll have to wait." She smirked as he hugged her from the back.
"I don't mind" he whispered while he rested a hand on her swollen belly.
"Suigetsu hurry up, you asshole!"
Suigetsu was sitting on the rock. He looked up at Sasuke, standing on the top of a tree.
"Karin… Why don't you just shut up?" he turned his head to her. "You're so annoying!" He looked at her eyes, her lips…
He looked away and got up.
"You're the annoying one! Humpf" She turned and walked to the tree where Sasuke was, putting her hands on her waist.
"Sasuke!" The Uchiha looked down. The next second he was next to her.
"There's a town close by. We'll stop there" He started walking.
"Great! Food! Beds! Resting!" Suigetsu singed happily. "And how long are we going to stay there, eh Sasuke?"
"Until I say we are to leave."
Suigetsu narrowed his eyes. "And how long is that?"
Sasuke didn't answer. Juugo looked at a small bird that landed on his shoulder.
They walked for a long time. Suigetsu watched the little bird.
"I wonder, Juugo. If you're so friends with animals… What do you eat?"
Juugo looked at him confused.
"I mean… You don't eat meat right?"
"SHUT UP ASSHOLE! LEAVE JUUGO ALONE"
"AH FUCK YOU KARIN! Why do you always have to bother me with what I say?"
"Because you always say stupid things!" She crossed her arms and raised her chin.
"No more than you do."
Karin was about to complain when Juugo appeared between them. "Come on guys… Relax…"
The two looked away and Juugo sighed.
"Bitch…" Suigetsu mumbled. Karin turned to him furious.
"WHAT WAS THAT?"
´"Karin. Stop." She looked at Sasuke.
"We're here." Karin didn't even notice they reached the town. The sun was setting already.
"Dinner!" Suigetsu whistled a melody and the four entered the town.
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