A kunoichi’s thoughts part-2

A Kunoichi’s Thoughts.


Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto, nor am I affiliated in any way with Naruto. I just like the show and mangas so I wrote this fanfic.

CHAPTER 2

The Sudden Question


Sakura once again found herself spacing out with her memories. She thought of what had happened three weeks prior at the Yamanaka Flower Shop. When she finally jumped back into the world, she was looking right into Naruto’s sky blue eyes. She jumped back in surprise and let out a small ‘eep’.

“Eh, Sakura-chan? You were spacing out again, you didn’t even say ‘hi’ to me when I got here. Are you feeling ok?” Naruto asked.

“Don’t scare me like that BAKA!” Sakura shouted and cocked her fist back. She then infused her fist with chakra and thrust it towards poor Naruto’s face.

Naruto saw his life flash before his eyes. He saw the time that Ichiraku Ramen had an overstock and gave out free bowls of ramen. He saw the first time he laid eyes on his pink-haired teammate and how he knew she was the girl for him. But that was it, that’s all he saw. He waited for the pain to come, but there was none.

‘What the hell?’ thought Naruto. ‘Where’s the pain? Where’s the bleeding? Where’s the bright light at the end of the tunnel?’ Naruto opened his eyes and saw Sakura looking at him with the cutest smile he had ever seen.

“See Naruto? It’s not nice to scare people.” Sakura scolded she give him another cute smile and looked down at her book again.

“Neh Sakura-chan, that wasn’t very nice.” Naruto said while giving Sakura a pout.

Sakura looked up from her book and couldn’t help but smile at her teammate’s childish antics. Kami, did everything he do make her smile? Naruto only did things that he saw would help the situation, sometimes his ideas would be insane and make things worse, but it’s the thought that counts, right?

Just  then team Kakashi’s interim leader showed up. “Good morning Naruto, Sakura” said a happier than normal Yamato. He looked at them both and smiled a bit more when he realized that they didn’t even notice that he had arrived. Both were looking at each other with an expression that resembled one more fitting of a person in a coma. “I guess it’s time to wake them up” he mischievously said to himself as he created a wood clone.

‘Sakura-chan’s smile is so perfect, her hair looks so smooth, and when she stares at me it makes my heart melt. I just wish I had a chance with her.’ Naruto continued this train of thought until, out of the corner of his eye, he saw something staring at him with huge ghost-like eyes. He snapped out of his thoughts and focused on the unknown figure.

‘Naruto’s smile brightens up my day, his hair is so vibrant, and his eyes are so full of life. Why couldn’t I see this before? How is it that the others noticed it so quickly, and yet took me so long to finally realize?’ Sakura’s thoughts were suddenly broken when she noticed something out of the corner of her eye. She snapped out of her thoughts and focused on the unknown figure.

“GAAHHH!!!” yelped both ninjas. Naruto and Sakura were both so freaked out by Captain Yamato’s ghost-stare that they fell to the ground in surprise. Naruto was the first one to get back up. He pointed an accusing finger at Yamato. “STOP DOING THAT!” Naruto yelled at his interim sensei.

“I agree with Naruto, Captain Yamato. There should be an easier way to get our attention than scaring the crap out of us.” Sakura huffed while dusting herself off.

“Well this seemed to have worked just fine. Maybe next time you’ll be alert instead of comatose. Anyway, are you guys ready for Hokage-sama’s mission?”

“Hai” replied both ninjas, although they were still upset at Yamato.

“OK then we’re off.” and with that all three ninja jumped into the treeline and made their way to their rendezvous point.

Sakura, Naruto, and Yamato arrived at their destination. They looked around and spotted team Gai working a little ways down the road from their current position. Naruto smiled when he saw Rock Lee working while preforming a handstand.

“Maybe I should start training like that” Naruto said while starting to go into a handstand.

“Naruto-BAKA! If you even think about doing your work that way I’ll knock some sense into you.” shouted a glaring Sakura.

“OK, Sakura-chan, OK!” Naruto responded with a hint of fear in his voice.

Yamato sighed at how childish the youngest members of Team Kakashi could act at times. “OK!” started Yamato. “Let’s get to work!”

THREE HOURS LATER

Naruto was setting up the wooden framework for a house when he heard a familiar cheerful voice. He created a few Kage-Bunshins to hold up the frame he was currently working on.

“Naruto-kun!” shouted an enthusiastic as always Rock Lee.

“Hey! Bushy Brows! How are you?” Naruto asked.

“Oh, I’m fine. Our team just finished up over there and wanted to see if you guys needed an extra hand, what with Sai out of commission and all.”

Naruto frowned at the mention of his other teammate. That emotionless bastard had picked the wrong time to try and become compassionate and almost gotten himself killed in the process. A week ago Sai had burst into a burning building that apparently had a child trapped inside. The problem was that instead of a child, it was a senile old hag’s pet turtle. ‘Oh yeah’ thought Naruto. ‘Sai’s never gonna hear the end of this’

“Hello Naruto-kun!” spoke another voice. Naruto turned his attention to a very tired looking Tenten.

“Hello Tenten. Hey you look tired, are you OK?” asked Naruto.

“Oh me? I’m fine…just a bit exhausted from all this work.” answered a blushing Tenten.

“Yeah, it’s hard work, but someone has to do it, right?” Naruto gave his trademark grin while responding.

Tenten only nodded at his remark as she had other thoughts in her head. ‘Boy oh boy does he look good today’ she thought. ‘I wonder if Ino has asked him out yet? I wouldn’t mind going out with him myself.’

Sakura had finally finished her task and decided to take a short break to restore some of her strength. She stood up and began to stretch out her limbs when she noticed Lee and Tenten talking to Naruto. Sakura raised her eyebrow questioningly and walked towards the group.

Naruto’s face instantly lit up when he saw Sakura. “Ohayo Sakura-chan! How has your job been treating you?”

Sakura smiled, “It’s been tough work. I hope you haven’t been slacking!” Sakura accused.

“Who me? Of course not Sakura-chan! I’m working as I speak. Look! I have clones helping me out.” Naruto grinned again when he heard Sakura snort and start giggling at his antics.

“So! Naruto-kun! Has Ino talked to you recently?” asked a very curious Tenten. “I heard she wanted to ask you about something important.”

Sakura’s giggling instantly ceased when she put two and two together and remembered what that   ‘something important’ that Ino wanted to talk to Naruto about was. She perked her ears in anticipation to hear Naruto’s response.

“Uh, no. Ino hasn’t asked me anything recently. I actually haven’t seen her since I brought her to the hospital after she passed out that one time.”

“You brought her to the hospital? Why would you do that? I thought she just passed out?” asked Lee.

“Well you can never be too sure. I mean ‘Swine Flu’ has been running rampant here in Konoha recently.” said Naruto in a matter-of-fact way.

Tenten laughed, she couldn’t hold her tongue back anymore…“You know Naruto, if your not too busy after this maybe you and I could-.”

Tenten was cut off when a few loud ‘ poofs ‘ erupted from a few feet away. Naruto’s reflexes kicked in and he pushed Tenten, Sakura, and Lee out of the way. Just as he did, the wooden framework that his clone had been holding up came crashing down on him.

“NARUTO-KUN!” yelled both Tenten and Lee.

“NARUTO!” screeched Sakura, she quickly got in medic nin mode and started barking out orders. “Tenten go to the hospital and tell the nurses to prepare a room for Naruto!”

“Hai!”

“Lee, help me get this heavy thing off Naruto!”

“Hai!”

Sakura and Lee lifted the home’s wooden frame off of Naruto. Sakura tied her hair in a ponytail and began checking Naruto for any injuries. When she found none she decided it was safe to move him and get him to the hospital. Sakura gently picked him up and put him on her back.

“Lee go inform Yamato about what happened here, and tell him that we’ll be at the hospital.”

“Hai, Sakura-san!”

*******************

“Uggh…” Naruto slowly opened his eyes and instantly shut them when his eyes were bombarded with  the florescent light of a hospital room. “Wha-what happened to me?” Naruto asked himself aloud.

“You were knocked unconscious when you pushed us out of the way of the house frame and it fell on top of you.”

Naruto looked up to see Sakura staring at him with a worried expression on her face. He felt bad for making her worry.

“Gomen Sakura-chan, I didn’t want you getting hurt on my account”

“What do you mean ‘on your account’?” asked a now interested Sakura.

“It’s my fault that the house’s frame fell like that,” started Naruto. “My idiot clones should’ve been holding it up but they dispersed for some reason.”

Sakura started wondering what could’ve caused his clones to react that way. As the wheels in her mind started turning, Ino’s loud and obtrusive voice pulled her out of her thoughts.

“NARUTO-KUN!” Ino yelled as she ran into the room and came to a halt next to Naruto’s bed. “Are you okay? How are you feeling? Does anything hurt?” Ino kept bombarding him with questions.

“No, no, I’m okay Ino. Calm down. Just got a nagging headache.”

“Oh right. Gomen Naruto, gomen.” Ino said apologetically.

“It’s not a problem Ino.” Naruto suddenly seemed to remember something, “Ehh, Ino…Tenten said you  had something important to talk to me about. What is it?”

Ino’s usually bubbly face went pink at the subject. She had wanted to ask Naruto for a while now about that date but had found herself trying to avoid him until the time seemed right.

Sakura was still confused, she knew that Ino was going to ask Naruto at any moment, and that she herself (although accidentally) had told Ino that it was fine if she dated Naruto, but she couldn’t help but feel jealous. ‘Why would I feel jealous? Have my friends really seen it? Am I really that readable?  Am I really falling in love with Naruto?’ Sakura was once again forcefully yanked from her inner thoughts by Ino’s voice.

“Well, you see Naruto…” Ino looked at Sakura before continuing. “Umm…have u felt any abnormalities in your chakra since Pain’s attack?

‘What the hell?’ Sakura asked herself. ‘Why isn’t Ino asking him out? I thought that she’s been wanting this for a while now. What’s with this question all of the sudden?’

“Now that you mention it Ino, ever since the transformation into 8 tails and my father strengthening the seal, my chakra has been in constant fluctuation…Sometimes I feel like I can topple a mountain, yet other times I feel like I can barely walk.”

Sakura blanched at the new information. Naruto was sick? Why hadn’t he said anything? Now it was Sakura’s turn to ask the questions.

“Naruto, why haven’t you said anything about this before?”

“Well, I spoke to Ma Toad about it. Her thought on it is that because of the three different types of chakra I used in the short amount of time my body is trying to adjust and is expanding its chakra coils to try and adapt to it.” Naruto looked directly into Sakura’s eyes before starting again. “Plus I didn’t want anyone to worry much about it, Ma Toad said it really isn’t too big of a deal and that I would actually become stronger than before because of this.”

Ino nodded, “I had my suspicions what the cause could’ve been. That was the one I thought was most probable.”

Sakura blushed when Naruto looked directly at her. She thought she had him all figured out, but recently she found out that she actually knew very little about her teammate. She found herself wanting to know more about him, and she wasn’t going to let anyone take her chance at getting to know him. Suddenly Sakura heard Ino speak again, but this time she didn’t sound like she was going to ask about his health.

“So Naruto, once you feel better and and get discharged” Ino paused once more, but looking into Naruto’s now confused face helped her make her decision. “Umm, well…Once you feel better, do you want to maybe…go out sometime?”

~ by oldmeisgone on July 7, 2009.

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