Ame: 7 years later after 4th Great Shinobi War
My eyes flittered open as the sunlight poured into our room through the drapes. My pink hair was splayed out all around me, and I felt warm, strong arms around my waist. I smiled a bit, knowing that Itachi was holding me by the waist closely. I made a move to get up but then I was forcefully pushed back down to the bed.
I gasped slightly as I was being pulled down by strong arms. At this Itachi said in a husky voice, "There is no need to get up yet, lay down for a little while longer Blossom."
I shook my head and turned my body so that I was facing him. His black hair framed his face nicely, even though it wasn't in its usual pony tail. His clear ebony eyes bore into my own with a look of love in them. I returned his look by snuggling closer to him and kissing his cheek whispering, "Whatever you say Itachi."
As I got closer to him he wrapped his arms around me, encircling me with them. My head was now against his chest, as well as my hands. We seemed to fit perfectly together.
As I lay next to my husband I thought of everything that had happened in the past seven years, this was indeed the day that the war ended after all. When the war ended I went back home to Ame with my brother and Akatsuki. We left the Joint Shinobi Force on good terms, which are still being maintained to this very day.
With new improvements Nagato and I made, Ame had become a place where there was no crime or small wars. It was welcoming and no longer the harsh place it used to be. I loved my village and everyone in it, and they still treated Nagato and I like gods.
I still remember when Naruto and Sasuke first came to visit me in Ame. We walked down the streets of my village, and while we walked there was the normal 'Sakura-sama' and 'Amekage Sakura-sama' here and there. When Naruto questioned it I said that they thought I was a god. The looks on their faces were even more priceless then the time when they found out I was actually older than them.
When Ame was back on its feet, we were able to better the relations with the other Nations. Suna and Konoha were always our good friends. Kiri was now a close third to them when it came to friendships. But Suna and Konoha would always be first considering the Kazekage, Gaara, and Hokage were my friends, one of them being my best friend Naruto.
Yeah the knuckle head finally did it and became Hokage, not very surprising though if you ask me.
Now what has happened to me besides everything I have been doing for Ame? Well, a year after the war ended Itachi asked me to marry him. Of course I complied, why wouldn't I? When I said yes he was given the 'If-you-do-anything-to-hurt-her-Uchiha-I-will-kill -you-in-the-most-painful-way-possible' talk from everyone in Akatsuki, especially Nagato and Konan. Plus my family back in Konoha gave him the same talk.
Oh and did I forget to mention that Itachi and I were able to get Nagato to propose to Konan? We planned it forever and they were now engaged, I was of course the maid of honor and Naruto was going to be the best man amazingly enough (Naruto and Nagato have become very close friends since Naruto became Hokage).
Life was good, peaceful.
I shifted in Itachi's arms so that my back was now facing him, but he still kept me close to him. I sighed in content, happy that he was by my side and that we were happily married.
I then heard the door to our room creak open and a small smile appeared on my face. I slowly opened my eyes to see the curious eyes of our daughter, Ami, staring at me while her hands were bunched up on her lips. She had my emerald eyes and her father's long raven hair. Her skin was like porcelain and she was wearing her red nightgown.
She looked at me with her beautiful green eyes and asked innocently, "Can Mommy and Daddy get up now please?"
I smiled; about to raise a hand to ruffle her hair, but sudden movement on our white bed stopped me from doing so. Itachi hugged me closer as our son, Aki, started to jump on our bed. He was laughing while saying, "Come on Mom, Dad! Today's the day, we have to get ready!"
Itachi groaned and held me closer to him, teasing Aki. I giggled a bit and went under the covers with Itachi. He smirked at me, knowing what Aki would do soon if we didn't come out from the covers. As if on cue, our son pulled the white and black covers off of us and pouted.
I giggled once more and untangled myself from Itachi as we both got up slowly. Ami was now also on our bed next to her twin brother. Aki also had the same emerald eyes as me, but a darker shade then what Ami had. His hair was shaggy and ebony as well, but there was a tiny hint of a pink streak there that he always tried so hard to hide.
He pouted at us and whined, "Coommmmeeee ooonnnnn! We need to get ready if we want to see everyone!"
At this Ami slapped him on the backside of the head and said, "Baka, yelling at them won't do anything, so shut up."
Itachi looked at our twins with warmth as he said kindly, "Well, if you get to the kitchen your mother and I will get up and make some breakfast, how does that sound children?"
Their faces lit up at the prospect of our food, we were amazing cooks, and happily nodded as they bounced off the bed and raced each other to the kitchen.
I smiled lovingly where they went and said, "We're the best parents aren't we Weasel-kun?"
He shook his head at me and smirked saying, "Yes we are Blossom."
He then got off the bed and stretched out a hand for me to pull me up. I accepted it and he pulled me up, but not without sneaking in a quick peck to my forehead. I swatted at him and said, "Come on, let's get our robes on."
He looked at me for a slight second before he nodded and went to go get his black shirt, since he only had his black boxers on.
I then looked down at myself, seeing that I was in my red nightgown, and went to go get my white silk robe, made by Sasori. Not many people would think Sasori could make good clothing, but when he used silk it was just amazing. I slipped on the robe easily, taking small notice to the Uchiha fan embroidered on the back of the robe. The Uchiha symbol had been embroidered into most of my clothes, so it wasn't an unusual sight to see. As I finished putting on the robe a grabbed a spare senbon from our dresser and wrapped my hair around it, putting it into a messy bun.
I was about to walk out the door, but hands were wrapped around my waist stopping me. Itachi then whispered into my ear, "The festival this year is in Ame correct?"
I nodded leaning against him saying, "Yeah, since it was in Cloud last year it's our turn to hold the festival so I'm going to need you to look after Ami and Aki while Nagato and I make the preparations."
He just said, "Hn," as he kissed the side of my neck.
I laughed a bit as he let go of me and we walked down the hallway of our large home together. Being a Kage meant that I could live in whatever home I wanted. So Itachi and I chose a fairly large home right next to the Kage tower and with my brother's home on the other side of our home. So just in case there were any problems Nagato and I could get to the Amekage tower quickly.
But today was a very special day; today was the 7th anniversary of the end of the Fourth Great Shinobi War and also the 7th anniversary of peace among the nations. Every year the festival held for these special occasions was held in one of the Hidden Villages that fought in the war, and this year was Ame's turn. Nagato and I had to prepare for the arrival of the Kages, and the shinobi from their villages that came to celebrate.
And that also meant that Nagato couldn't make it rain today, instead he had to focus on clear skies.
I entered the kitchen with Itachi behind me, and we saw that the twins were already setting the table and waiting for us to get cooking. They were especially excited today because they would get to see their Uncle Sasuke, Naruto, Gaara, and the rest of their 'uncles' from the hidden villages. Plus they missed seeing their Granny Tsunade and Grandpa Kakashi.
Plus there was always their cousins to look forward to.
"What do you want to eat you two?" I questioned as I walked to the stove with Itachi still behind me. The kitchen was large and it was connected to the eating area where there was a traditional Japanese table with four tatami mats. The colors of both the kitchen and eating area were warm hues of brown, with red and white thrown in for accent. Itachi wasn't one for color but when we were doing this house I insisted on some color, and of course he complied.
Aki answered my question saying loudly, "I want some rice balls and tamagoyaki!"
Ami answered in her kind voice saying, "Just some miso soup please Mom."
I smiled and said, "Sure honey, I'll make your soup while Daddy over here can make what you want Aki."
I saw Itachi look at his son and give a real smile, something that only his family ever saw, and went over to get the rice.
As Itachi and I cooked for our children, I couldn't help but to think of how they have grown. When they were first born I was told very often how cute they were by Tsunade who delivered them. Aki was a bit of a goof ball with my temper, but was serious about being a ninja like his father. His features were more like Itachi's since he was lean and tall for his age, only seven years old, but he still had the small pale streak of pink in his hair that he was slightly embarrassed of.
Ami on the other hand was much more like Itachi when it came to mannerisms. She was very polite and straight to the point at times, not liking to dodge around a question. But she had my determination to get stronger and to help anyone she could. Both she and Aki were amazingly skilled like Itachi at their ages. They could do a fair amount of ninjutsu, though Ami was better at it than Aki. When it came to genjutsu Aki was ahead of Ami, but she was improving. But their taijutsu was on the same level since they were being taught by me, plus they both had great chakra control which meant that when they got older I could teach how to shatter the ground, much to Itachi's chagrin.
Itachi and I were done with their food so we brought it to where they were sitting, and sat down with them. Both Itachi and I took some miso soup for ourselves, and watched our kids dig into their food, more Aki than Ami.
I grinned at them, thinking that life couldn't be better. I had a loving husband that I loved, two wonderful twins, great friends who were all very powerful, and a kind yet overprotective brother. Yeah my life was pretty awesome.
As I ate my miso soup Aki spoke up and asked, "Mom, Aunti Konan and Uncle Nagato told me that everyone is coming in the afternoon, is he right?"
I looked up from my soup, smiled and said, "Yeah Uncle Nagato's right. The rest of your aunts, uncles, and cousins will be coming around noon today."
Ami smiled largely and said, "I can't wait to see Minato."
I smirked in my head, thinking of Naruto and Hinata's little seven year old Minato. The boy had his father's crazy blond hair, while he also had his Naruto's eyes, except there were lavender specks in them. I remember when Aki, Ami, and Minato were babies. They were so cute, and Ami had taken a liking to Minato immediately. If I didn't know any better I would think that my daughter had a crush on Naruto's son.
Itachi turned his eyes towards Ami as he said in a cool tone, "I hope you are not developing feelings for this young boy already Ami. He would taint you with his hyper activeness, and you are not allowed to do pranks with him either."
I elbowed my husband, which he gave a small grunt to and looked to Ami saying, "Don't worry dear, your father's just being overprotective again. I think Minato is a nice boy even though he has his father's tendency for pranks."
Ami's face instantly got red as she stumbled, "Th-that's not what I-I meant…I mean….um…just f-forget about it."
Aki laughed at his sister singing, "Ami and Minato sittin' in a tree K-"
Before he could go any further Ami wacked her brother on the backside of his head. He fell from his mat yelling ouch. This was a normal occurrence though, so Itachi and I just watched with pleasure as Ami glared at Aki. Aki would always say something to tick her off, and Ami had amazing strength without the chakra. So of course she would always get violent with him to shut him up.
Aki crawled back up to his mat next to his sister, who he eyed warily. Itachi then turned his full attention to Aki as he said in a voice laced with mirth, "Now what do you have to say to your sister Aki?"
Aki pouted and crossed his arms, mumbling under his breath. Itachi said, "I could not hear you, may you please say it again louder this time."
Aki sighed and glanced at his sister saying, "Sorry."
I smiled and said, "Now that's my good boy!"
His pout went away as he looked at me and smiled, running a hand through his shaggy raven locks.
After that little episode we all got our plates and bowls, and brought them to the sink. I washed them, while Itachi dried them and put them away. Once we were done with that I looked to Itachi and asked, "I need to get ready, it's already 10:30. Nagato will be waiting for me….though I still don't know why he would need my help."
Itachi looked at me with a smirk saying, "I will get the kids ready then. And your brother needs you because you know more about social events than he does. You always put everything into things you love anyways."
I smiled and got on my tip-toes so that I could reach his cheek and give him a quick kiss. I saw a faint smile on his face as I turned around so that I could get ready.
I walked back to my room looking for my kimono that Sasori and Konan had designed specifically for me. Going to the wardrobe I saw it near the back. The kimono was a deep red with a white sakura petal design running from the bottom to the waist. The obi sash was a plain white with black lining. It was a simple yet an elegant kimono that fit me in all the right places.
I took out the kimono and laid it on the bed. I then proceeded to go to the bathroom so that I could take a quick shower. I stripped off my nightgown and hopped into the shower turning the water on. The hot water fell down my back in a soothing way, relaxing all of my sore muscles. Training myself, the twins, and running a village tended to take a toll on my body, but Itachi was always there for me in the end.
I turned off the water, put a towel on, and walked out of the shower. Itachi, my love, my husband, and friend. Over the course of seven years we have gotten closer. Whenever I was tired and just wanted to rest from a long day, he would be there to hold me and let me sleep on his chest. Whenever it was the anniversary of the massacre I went out of my way to transport us to Konoha to visit his family's graves, and for him to see his brother so that they could console each other. We helped each other, and we will never stop. We love each other and not even death could seem to tear us apart.
I smiled to myself as I put on my kimono, sliding it on easily. As I put my red dress on, my long, wet, pink locks cascaded down my back. My hair was about a little past mid-back, I was going to cut it years ago, but I knew Itachi loved my long hair, so I kept it.
Doing some quick hand signs for a little heating jutsu, I put my hand to my hair so that it could dry faster. It was strange, I could still do fire jutsus perfectly without Houou in my body. I even have to admit that I miss her and my mind reading ability, everything was much quieter nowadays without her constantly badgering me in my head, or me hearing the thoughts of others around me.
I walked over to the full length mirror in the bathroom to take a look at myself. I wrapped my black and white obi around my red and white kimono, tying it tightly so that it wouldn't fall off. I then gathered my hair and wrapped it up into a bun sticking two decorative black senbons with white designs in my hair. You never know when a senbon might come in handy after all.
Taking a final look at myself I decided I looked good and didn't need to wear any makeup. I smiled at my reflection as I did a single hand sign, in which cherry blossoms started to swirl all around me transporting me to my brother's home.
I know, his house is only a couple yards away from my own, but transporting there out of the blue is so much more fun.
The petals fell away from my face to show my brother facing me with a smirk. His vibrant red hair and Rinnegan eyes popping out more than anything else. Since he and I age slower than others he still looked the same as he did seven years ago, same with me.
"You know one of these days you are going to pop up in here at the wrong time," Nagato said shaking his head at me turning around and walking upstairs.
I followed him and said with a smile, "Hey, it's not like I haven't seen you and Konan kiss before. I mean Itachi and I were the ones to get you two together so it's only natural that I get the right to see those moments between you two."
As we got to the top step Konan came around the corner in a stunning white kimono with intricate blue patterns embroidered on it, with a plain white obi sash wrapped around her waist. Her hair was in its regular bun with the origami flower placed in her hair, and she still had her piercings in. She looked beautiful.
I whistled lowly and said, "I still wonder how someone like you fell so hard for my idiot brother over here," I jutted out a finger at Nagato making my point.
At this Nagato nudged me harshly in the arm, and I gave him a playful glare. Konan snickered at our antics that have become a daily occurrence and said, "Your brother is quiet amazing Sakura-chan. He is really a big teddy bear."
At this Nagato blushed a bit and I said, "I already knew that! Anyways I see that you are already ready, but my brother here is not…is there a reason for that?"
Konan looked at Nagato and said, "He said that you would be able to pick out something better for him then myself. I agree considering that you normally have to help all the Akatsuki chose what they are to wear for these festivals."
I rubbed that back of my neck and said, "Yeah I know," I then grasped Nagato's hand dragging him to his and Konan's room, "I guess that I will get him ready then."
As we headed down the hallway I heard Konan say, "And by the way Sakura-chan, you look beautiful as always."
I smiled to myself at her words as I opened the door to Nagato and Konan's room. I let go of Nagato's hand as he followed me inside. He closed the door behind him, and looked me in the eyes.
He walked up to me and smiled saying, "She is right you know you do look very beautiful."
I blushed and said, "Thanks, but that means I'm going to have to make you look handsome. We have to be the best looking Kages at the festival after all. Plus being brother and sister just makes us all the more wonderful if you ask me."
He snickered as he walked over to his bed to sit on it, while I went to his closet to pick out something for him to wear. He really didn't have many things of his own in his closet, just civilian clothes, his Kage robes, Akatsuki cloak, and some formal outfits.
As I looked at his garments I hear Nagato say to me, "I'm happy for you Sakura…I still don't know where I would be if you were dead."
I sighed as I grabbed a red yukata that matched the color of my kimono. The yukata was red with black patterns on it, and it came with a simple red sash.
I walked out of his closet holding the yukata and stared at him straight in the eyes. My emerald eyes bore into his ringed ones as I said strongly, "You would be going on with your life. There is no need to think about me being dead, because that is in the past. Just be happy that your wedding is coming up and that my twins look up to you as an idol."
I saw him give a very small smile as he said, "For now, and I like what you have picked out."
Throwing away my serious expression I walked over to him and handed it to him saying, "Put it on, I will be waiting with Konan downstairs."
He nodded and I walked out of the room and went into the large living room where Konan was sitting making origami. She was sitting very peacefully, and I didn't want to disturb her, but her being the ninja she is, she noticed me and called out to me.
I walked over to her and straightened out my kimono before I sat across from her on a lone leather seat.
She picked her head from her origami and looked at me with a gentle smile saying, "You truly do look beautiful Sakura-chan; you make me jealous."
I smirked at her and said, "Oh really I make you jealous? Come on Konan, we both know that you are a whole lot prettier and likeable than I am. I put people through walls while you smile kindly at them. There is a reason why Nagato and I are considered gods here."
She gave me a knowing look and said, "Yes but you are seen as the kinder of the gods, while your brother is the authority. I sometimes wonder why you two always seem to think so little of yourselves…"
I laid back in the chair and said, "That's easy, we are scared of ourselves and what we are capable of. Having the Rinnegan is a lot to take in; I can hide mine while Nagato can't. Being who we are means that we can never be normal, and we can never truly be like others. I like to think that things would be different if either of us didn't have the Rinnegan."
"Well," Konan said softly, "if you see it as a burden to bear you will never see the true beauty you have. To this very day I still think that Itachi was so lucky to find someone as accepting and wonderful as you are. And think of Aki and Ami, one of them is for sure to have the Rinnegan, so you have to make sure that you don't make them see it as a bad thing."
I sighed and folded my hands together saying, "I rather they got the Shaningan, it is less of a burden to bear. Having the Rinnegan usually means that something tragic has happened in your life for it to awaken…and I don't want that for my children."
I lifted my head to look into Konan's gold eyes and asked, "Is there a point as to why you are trying to cheer me up?"
Konan smiled softly and said, "I just want both you and your brother to hold your heads up high at the festival today, and I would like my niece and nephew to see how wonderful their mother is…as well as their father."
I smirked at this and said, "Don't worry they already idolize Itachi, especially Aki."
She nodded her head, "Yes he does, but sometimes I see him leaning towards Sasori more. Aki may be a little wild but he seems calm and cool headed like Itachi when it comes to serious matters."
I laughed and said, "Yeah that's true, though Ami seems to be more like Itachi sometimes while Aki has my brash personality."
Konan was about to speak up but a sudden noise from the staircase stopped her. I turned my head to the stairs as Konan stood up and walked to Nagato who was descending them. His shock of red hair was nicely combed and his yukata with sash was placed loosely on his body.
Konan went up to kiss his cheek and whisper something in his ear, at which he smiled at. Konan then held to his hand as he walked over to where I was sitting. He smiled at me and said, "I believe that the Hokage is arriving very soon, we should go out to greet him."
I hopped up from my chair and nodded cheerfully, happy to see my old team again. From what the last letter Naruto sent me, I knew that he, Sasuke, Kakashi, the Konoha 9, Team Gai, and the rest of the ninja that weren't on guard duty were going to come.
Nagato made a gesture towards the door and opened it, with Konan still holding onto his arm. I followed him out and said, "Hey ley's drop by my place first. I have to pick up Itachi and the kids."
Nagato gave me a solid nod and we walked over to where my house was, only a couple yards away. I walked into the house, Nagato and Konan following, and was bombarded by Aki.
I gave a small grunt as he hugged my legs tightly. Aki was always like this whenever Itachi or I were away for a while or even a couple minutes. At the sound of the door opening Itachi strolled in with Ami following right behind with a wide smile on her face as she went to go hug my brother.
Her long black locks tossed all around her as she hugged onto Nagato's leg, giving him a tight hug. Nagato smiled and bent down to her level to give her a proper hug while saying, "You look very pretty Ami."
I smiled at him, glad to see his soft side showing through. I then turned my attention to what my children were wearing. Aki, who was still hugging me, was wearing a black yukata with a red sash, plain and simple. Ami was wearing a soft green kimono that matched her eyes, with cream flower patterns on it, and she also wore an obi like my own. Her hair was straight and let down, while Aki's hair was shaggy with its little streak of pink.
My kids were just so cute!
Aki then let go of my leg as he ran towards Konan while yelling, "Aunti Konan! I haven't seen you since yesterday!"
I sweat dropped at this, while fixing my kimono and then my pink hair. Fussing over my dress a little more than my hair, I didn't notice that Itachi was coming my way. It was only when I felt his strong hands on my own dainty one was when I was alerted of his presence.
I picked my head up at the sudden contact and was met with ebony orbs. His black hair framed his face, while it was tied back in its customary pony tail, except this time with a red ribbon I gave him five years ago. He was wearing a plain black yukata like Aki, except he had on a black sash and his yukata was slightly open in the chest area. Even though I had been married to this man for almost eight years, I couldn't help but to think how lucky I was to have someone like him in my life. Someone so perfect, at least in my eyes.
His hands rubbed my own as he said, "We should get going yes?"
I nodded my head numbly as he took my hand a led me out of our home where Nagato, Konan, Aki, and Ami were waiting for us. Aki and Ami were holding hands in between Konan and Nagato who held one of the twins' hands. Now their cuteness level just went up a notch for me.
I turned my head to Itachi, who was smiling at our children. He then looked at me and gave me a quick kiss on the cheek, which I in turn squeezed his hand. He then let go of my hand so that he could place it around my waist, keeping me close.
We started to walk through the village with Konan, Nagato, Ami, and Aki (who were still holding hands together), and we saw all of the villagers and ninjas alike putting up decorations for the festival. Some were jumping the on the roofs to get higher, while civilians set up stands that were for food, games, and small Ame trinkets.
As we walked, we were all greeted by the villagers with the 'sama' at the ends of our names, even with Ami and Aki. Ever since those two were born the villagers, especially the civilians, had taken a great liking to them.
I smiled at those that greeted us, and kept walking with Itachi to the front gates. I smiled at all the peace around me, and my smile got wider as I saw that Konan and Nagato were now swinging Ami and Aki in the air by their hands. My kids were giggling as they were being swung in between their Aunt and Uncle; it was a sight that melted my heart.
The front gate was now in sight, so Ami and Aki started to drag Konan and Nagato so that they could get there faster.
Itachi held me closer and said, "I hope this year that Ami and Aki will not corrupt Minato once more, or we will have an angry Hokage and his wife on our hands again."
I snickered and said, "Oh come on, Minato is just as bad as our kids are when it comes to explosives. Naruto just overreacted as usual."
Itachi just shook his head at me, knowing that they would probably mess with the explosives again this year, just as they have been for the past four years.
We kept walking fast to catch up with our kids, my brother and his fiancée, to hear a very loud shout.
I sighed already knowing what was coming, so Itachi pulled me closer to him and pulled us both to the right. At this action Naruto, expecting to hug me, was now on the ground. He groaned as he got up, while also rubbing his head. Feeling pity on him, I got myself out of Itachi's grip and went to go help up my poor friend.
He took my hand happily, and as I lifted him up he took the opportunity to grab me quickly so that he could give me a big hug. I gasped a bit, still amazed that his hugs got tighter every time I saw him. I warped my arms around him and said, "Naruto…is there really a reason to scream my name so loud?"
He gave a hearty laugh and said, "Aw Sakura-chan you know you love it! And it has been forever since I last saw my pretty pink haired best friend."
I said playfully, "I didn't know that a month was forever."
He let me go so that he could look at me fully as he said, "Well that was a meeting, and you know how boring those Kage meetings are."
I laughed a bit agreeing with him, while also taking a better look at him. He was wearing an orange, no surprise, yukata with red and white flames running up from the bottom, with a white sash. His blond hair had also gotten a little longer on the sides.
I then looked behind him to see the mass of Konoha shinobi that came with him. At the front of that horde were Kakashi, Sasuke, Hinata, Tsunade, and Jiraiya, all of whom were heading our way. Naruto turned around, seeing that I was looking behind him and shouted, "You guys can come in!"
The Leaf ninja smiled and walked through the gate, looking at Ame with all its decorations hanging around the buildings. They all started to go separate ways to find the friends they made of the Ame shinobi.
I saw Sasuke walking ahead of Kakashi, Hinata, Tsunade, and Jiraiya as he approached Itachi and me. Nagato and Konan were still in front of us, talking to Jiraiya and Tsunade (who was hitting his head for some reason), and Ami and Aki were with Hinata who was holding her son, Minato, hand.
"Brother," Sasuke said nodding to Itachi, who smirked at him, "Sakura," he said nodding to me.
I rolled my eyes and caught him in a hug while saying in his ear, "You know after everything we've been through together I expect something a little more than just saying my name."
He sighed putting his strong arms around me while saying, "Hn."
I pulled back and looked into the eyes that mirrored his brothers saying, "And this is why you can't find a girl to marry, you're such a prude."
He glared at me playfully, but then Naruto put Sasuke in a headlock saying, "Yeah, my teme of a second in a command is too stiff with the ladies."
Sasuke growled at him, while trying to get out of his grip. He succeeded and said, "You dobe, you would think I'm Hokage after all the paperwork I do for you."
Naruto shrugged and said, "Well it works so I'm not complaining."
I laughed at them and said, "Sasuke-kun is a little more responsible than you are Naruto."
Naruto put his hands behind his head and gave a foxy grin, "While that may be true, I can still kick teme's ass any day and he knows it."
At this Sasuke said, "Dobe," and preceded to hit him in the head.
"Sasuke, please don't use so much violence on my husband," I soft voice intruded.
I looked behind my teammates to see that Hinata was coming up behind Naruto and placing a comforting hand on his shoulder. She was wearing a simple purple kimono with white flower patterns, and her long violet hair was down. Holding onto her hand was her and Naruto's son, Minato who was in an orange yukata with red swirls on it, along with a white sash. His hair was a blond mess, with spikes jutting out every which way, and his bright blue eyes with violet speck smiled.
I smiled at her and said, "It's nice to see you again Hinata," I then looked at her son and said, "you too Minato."
Minato grinned at me; his father's grin, and said, "I missed you Aunt Sakura!"
He then ran forward to hug me, and I went down to his level so that I could hug him back. When he was done hugging me he got out of my arms, and jumped right up into Itachi's arms. Itachi was slightly taken by surprise, but smirked while holding onto Minato.
"I missed you too Uncle Itachi," Minato said while snuggling into Itachi's chest.
Itachi smirked and said, "As well as I, have you been a good boy for your father and mother?"
At this Minato vigorously nodded his head saying, "Yup, my dad and mom have been teaching me a lot of things, and I'm learning them really fast too."
Itachi put the blond haired child down while saying, "That is very good to hear."
He then poked Minato's forehead with his two fingers.
Minato pouted and whined, "Aw Uncle Itachi, why do you always do that to me?"
I was about to speak, but Sasuke beat me to it while scoffing, "He used to do that to me all the time when I was your age, and he does it to Ami and Aki as well."
I nodded in agreement. It seemed that Itachi couldn't let go of that habit of poking people in the forehead, normally he would always do it to Aki more than anyone else.
Aki and Ami both came up on either side of Minato and said in tandem, "Dad why do you have to do that?"
Itachi smirked, while poking the twins in the forehead with either of his hands while saying, "Because I love you two very much."
Ami pouted and said, "At least Mom doesn't do that."
I went up to her a ruffled her black locks smiling, "Yeah, your father just has a strange habit."
Itachi shook his head at me and said, "You know you love it."
I shrugged my shoulders and said, "You know me so well weasel."
Aki and Ami then turned to Sasuke and yelled, "Uncle Chicken Ass!"
They then hugged him on his waist as Sasuke glared at me and Itachi saying, "I still think you told them to call me that Sakura."
I put a hand in front of my mouth to hide my laugh and said, "Nope, they came up with that one all on their own."
He deadpanned at me, "Of course they did."
A lazy voice then cut in saying, "No love for grandpa?"
At this Aki and Ami turned away from Sasuke and tackled Kakashi to the ground yelling, "Grandpa Kakashi!"
He laughed on the ground saying, "How's it going my little grandchildren?"
They got off of him and Ami said in a kind voice, "Very good, but we have missed you."
Aki piped in, "Yeah, I missed braiding your silver hair, Uncle Nagato won't let me braid his hair, and Dad's isn't as fun to braid as yours."
Kakashi gave a nervous laugh and said, "How about we refrain from the braiding for a while kay."
Aki looked a little defeated but agreed.
Kakashi got off the ground and dusted off his plain green yukata, then walked towards me giving me a quick hug. He then said, "I'm glad to see that your kids haven't changed at all."
I smiled and said, "Well they are quite hyper at times."
Itachi then spoke up, "It is nice to see you again, Kakashi."
"Likewise," the silver haired man said, "have you been treating my little daughter well?"
"I would like to think so," Itachi said.
I rolled my eyes and said, "You say that every time you talk to him Kakashi."
Kakashi gave me a one eyed smile, "Just checking up on you like any father would."
I smiled and then turned my attention to Ami and Aki who were now running around with Minato. I smiled at them and yelled in their direction, "Ami, Aki how about you go with Minato and play around the village while your mom and dad wait for everyone else to arrive."
I saw the three of them nod and run to where a large garden was in the right side of Ame. I then walked up to my brother and Konan, who were still talking to Tsunade and Jiraiya.
Seeing me walking up Tsunade said, "Nice to see your doing well Amekage Sakura."
I raised a brow at her playfully and said, "No need for titles, you know that. How are things?"
Tsunade gave me a large smile and said, "Still losing bets and dealing with this idiot over here," pointing at Jiraiya.
Jiraiya then said, "You know you love me Tsunade."
She scoffed and said, "In your dreams."
I then looked at what they were wearing; Tsunade was wearing an indigo kimono with white designs that brought out her diamond on her forehead, and her hair was still in its blond pig tails. Jiraiya was wearing a plain red yukata that was wide open in the front, with a red sash, his white long hair splayed around him.
I took pity on Jiraiya and put a hand on his shoulder, "Don't worry, she loves you but is too stubborn to admit it."
At this Tsunade shouted my name while Nagato said, "I agree, you two do go well together."
Tsunade then turned on him and said, "Since when do you know anything about relationships brat?"
Konan answered for him saying, "Since Sakura-chan beat the knowledge into him."
I crossed my arms and gave a grunt of affirmation. I felt Itachi hold me by the waist from behind as he said, "I believe I sense the Kazekage and his men coming."
When I heard this I looked towards the gate to sense their chakra signatures. When Gaara's red hair came into sight Naruto yelled, "GAARA!" and went to hug him, and hug him he did.
I saw Gaara roll his eyes and say, "It is nice to see that you haven't changed Naruto."
Temari then came up and beat Naruto off her little brother with her fan and huffed at him.
Gaara, who was dressed in his Kage robes, then approached Nagato and me while his ninja went off into different directions to look for friends.
"It is nice to see you again Amekages," Gaara said with formality.
I laughed and placed a hand on his shoulder saying, "And like I told Tsunade, titles are not needed, well at least not for me."
Gaara gave me a small smile and nodded, while Nagato said, "It is nice to see you again Kazekage."
Gaara nodded at him, and preceded to say hello to Tsunade, Jiraiya, Kakashi, Naruto (again), Sasuke, and Itachi. While they were giving greetings I got out of Itachi's arms to bend down to Gaara's legs where I saw his six year old son, Sora, hanging onto his legs.
He was a mini Gaara with the same red hair and green eyes, and he wore a light brown yukata. He also held a small brown teddy bear in his hand while the other hand was wrapped around his father's leg. Ever since Gaara's wife and Sora's mother died a couple years ago, Sora had become clingier.
I smiled softly at him and said, "Hello there Sora."
Seeing me he peaked around his father's leg and said, "Hello Aunt Sakura…do you know where Ami and Aki are?"
I was about to answer him but Naruto injected saying, "How about I take you to them and Minato, Sora?"
Sora shyly nodded his head and let go of Gaara's leg while dragging his teddy bear with him. His bright green eyes shimmered as he stretched his small hand to Naruto's outstretched one and grasped it. Naruto smiled and led Sora off to where Ami, Aki, and Minato were playing in the gardens.
I smiled softly and looked at Gaara saying, "Sora just gets cuter every time I see him."
"Agreed," Tsunade said.
Gaara smiled and said, "Yes, but I hope this time Aki and Minato don't make him do anything stupid like they did last year."
Sasuke smirked and said, "I don't doubt it since Aki and Minato can be trouble makers."
Itachi crept behind Sasuke and said, "What was that foolish little brother?"
Ame: 8 hours later
All of the Kages and their ninjas were now here, enjoying the festivals. I was in the Kage area with Itachi. Konan and Nagato were being hounded for wedding plans by the Mizukage, Naruto was talking to Gaara, and the other Kages were having their own conversations.
I sat down in one of the Amekage chairs while Itachi stood behind me, placing a hand on my shoulder. We were now waiting for the fireworks to start, and I was tired from all the events I had to go to today.
Itachi lifted me out of my chair, at which I raised an eyebrow at. His arms snaked around my waist pulling me closer while saying in my ear, "You look beautiful tonight Mrs. Uchiha."
I smiled and said, "And you look very handsome Mr. Uchiha."
I was about to turn and kiss him but some voices stopped us, "Oi, you two can kiss later alright?"
I turned my head to the strong voice to see Kisame walking into the Kage area with Aki on his left shoulder and Ami on his right shoulder. Following behind him was Deidara and Sasori.
I glared at him and said, "So what were my kids doing this time?"
Sasori came up, with Minato on his back saying, "They decided that they wanted to put up the fireworks."
"Yeah," Deidara said, who was carrying Sora, "they were trying to take my job, un."
At this Ami said from Kisame's shoulder, "Uncle Dei, Fishy-chan, and Sasipo said we couldn't touch them Mom."
Naruto came over then with Gaara in tow saying, "Minato whose idea was this."
Before the blond haired child could answer Sora hopped out of Deidara's arms and ran to his dad while carrying his teddy bear. When he got to Gaara's leg he said in a quiet voice, "Minato said that it would be fun."
Naruto groaned and took Minato off of Sasori's back reprimanding him, "How many times do I have to tell you not to corrupt little Sora's mind?"
Minato looked down shamefully and said, "Sorry Dad."
At this Naruto hugged his son very tight and shouted, "I love you so much!"
I, along with many others, sweat dropped at this and said, "Naruto I think you're suffocating your son."
At my words, Naruto let go of Minato and placed him on the ground giving a sheepish grin.
Deidara then spoke up saying, "Well I'm going back to the fireworks."
He walked away in his yellow yuakta to where the fireworks place was located. I then looked at Sasori to see that he was wearing a bright red yukata, while Kisame was wearing a blue one. They both cleaned up well for the festival in my opinion.
Itachi then spoke up in a monotone, "Kisame, will you please put my children down."
Aki pouted at this and whined, "But Dad, Uncle Fishy-chan said we could stay on his shoulders to watch the fireworks."
Kisame gave a toothy grin, "You heard the kid Itachi." He then walked off to where the ninjas were gathered below the Kage area, and Sasori followed behind him.
All of the ninja from the six hidden villages were gathered below the platform where the Kages were, and they were all mingling and talking amongst themselves. And to think that this wasn't possible only seven years ago.
I felt Itachi tighten his grasp around my waist as he whispered in my ear, "I believe that the fireworks are about to begin."
He was right, because as soon as he said that a loud explosion was heard and a colorful display was now in the sky, courtesy of Deidara.
I leaned into Itachi more and looked around me. Seeing my friends, ninja and Kages alike, all around me gave me a sense of peace of mind. I was glad that I didn't die all those years ago, I was glad that I made a family with Itachi and that I ruled by my brother's side.
Everything was just perfect.
As we watched the fireworks Itachi sneaked a kiss, which I returned. His lips gave mine a gentle caress as colorful explosions were heard all around. I wrapped my arms around his neck, and he wrapped his around my waist holding me close. His kiss was soft and gentle, everything that Itachi Uchiha truly was.
He broke the kiss and put his forehead on my own, while giving me a real smile.
"I love you Sakura," he said in a voice laced with warmth.
I smiled a large smile and whispered, "I love you too Itachi."
As we looked at each other, caught in each other's eyes, I couldn't help but to think about the era of peace we now had. This Golden Age of Peace would last forever, but even if it didn't I knew that I would always have the man I love by my side.
~Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto in anyway, just the plot.
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