A New Hope for the Future
I made this story since there aren't any for the 2nd Hokage and Sakura. I got to say, the second Hokage is SOOOOO HOT! Has every1 tended to not pay attention to his looks since he's barely even mentioned? Well, he seems pretty kickass. :)
Disclaimer: if I owned naruto would i relle wanna kill of most of the akatsuki? Nope cuz that's just a group of very powerful and dangerously hot guys! ALL GOING TO WASTE! Well except for a few...
You pay a price for what you do, and you pay a price for what you don't do.
~ Louise Nevelson
Chapter 1: The Day You and the Sun Died
"Why?" Sakura asked herself, "Why did this have to happen?" The smell of smoke and blood, the sight of death and despair, the pain of losing those close. It was war, she reminded herself. 'But why now?' I thought, 'Just as things were going well for all of us! But all good things have to come to an end...' she bitterly thought, just as she watched what was left of the once great Hidden Village in the Leaves fall. She lay there bleeding heavily, surrounded by the bodies of those once known as the Rookie 9 and Team Gai. 'Well 8' she thought bitterly. 'After all, Sasuke betrayed us and helped cause this...' Tears ran down her cheeks.
"Well, is this what you expected Sakura? You wasted all your time just running after me with the Dobe, when you could have spent it getting stronger. Even after all these years, your still weak." That voice... the one that haunted my nightmares and pierced my heart. But also the one that helped me become the person I am today, who opened my eyes to the cold reality of the world.
"Sasuke" I whispered as my eyes widened. I tilted my head on his direction, despite the pain I felt in my body, it was nothing compared to the pain of losing everyone. Those very people whose bodies were scattered all around me like broken puppets, cut from their masters string, eyes lifeless and unfamiliar to me anymore... How strange that at a time like this I'd be reminded of Sasori. 'Is this what you felt Sasuke?' Sakura asked herself as she gazed her eyes towards all the bodies of the people she once called her comrades, her friends, her siblings, her reason for moving forward and getting stronger... Gone. 'You must cherish those important to you mesume-chan' she remembered her mother once telling her, 'For you never know when they will be taken away from you' 'How right you were mother...' Sakura thought bitterly.
"What are you doing here Sasuke?' she asked him, her voice lifeless, void of any emotion."Watching the very village that manipulated and ordered Itachi to kill the Uchiha Clan. The very village he protected until death, burn to the ground. My brother's death has now been avenged." he said calmly although I could see in his eyes that he has truly been driven over the edge. His mind completely tainted by the thoughts Uchiha Madara's words had sprouted in his head. "Now, now Sasuke calm down. We have other things to do. Now why don't you bid Sakura-chan here goodbye? For good this time" I tensed up at the sound of that voice. The voice of the monster that had started it all out of jealousy and being power hungry. It seems Madara himself came to witness the fall of Kahona in person. 'No surprise there' I thought. 'He's been wanting this since he's been exiled by his very own clan more than a century ago'.
"Well... It's time for you to die now Sakura-chan. Your existence irritates me more than it did before" Sasuke said calmly, stalking towards Sakura. "Such a pity... If only you weren't as annoying. Such a shame really" 'Are you gonna get on with it Uchiha? Geez... Your annoying me right now' Sakura thought as Sasuke walked slowly towards her, sword in hand.
He finally reached me, towering over me lifting his sword into the air, "Its been fun, Sakura" he said smiling like the crazed man he'd become. As the sword came flying down, a flash of orange caught the edge of my sight.
"Hey, Sakura-chan, are you okay?" asked the voice of my savior and Madara's other reason for coming to Kahona. There I was, in a clearing with 2 of the world's most notorious S-Rank criminals, being held by my best friend, my only friend anymore, Uzumaki Naruto, the final remaining jinjuriki and Akatsuki's last remaining target. Could this day get any worse? Did Kami-sama really hate me? Like to see me suffer? It would seem so... 'Today was quite the eventful day' I thought bitterly. 'Do I really have to witness everyone I love, everything I care for die before it's my turn? And by the hands of the once Uchiha Sasuke? Now bastard and his psycho conscience?'(can u guess who I'm implying for each? If u do, free virtual cookie! XD)
"Excuse us, Teme, I'll be right back" Naruto told Sasuke as he quickly used the teleportation jutsu before either of them could react, as they both looked shocked and thinking. 'Isn't he..?' as they looked at the dismantled body of Uzumaki Naruto before it proofed out of existence. Angry at being fooled, they left to find the pinkette and blonde.
~Valley of the End-sight of teleportation~
We ended up at the Valley of the End. I remember when Naruto told me a few years ago that this was the place that he and Sasuke had their last battle when he decided to abandon the village to gain power and join Oro-teme. I'm glad he's dead, the creep, in the end he got used by the person he was planning on using. 'Stupid Snake' I thought.
"Sakura" Naruto began, "We don't have much time".
I was still shocked that he was there, in front of me, living and breathing. He looked the exact opposite of the corpse like Naruto I had witnessed get stabbed through the heart and dismantled just moments ago. "IDIOT!" I yelled. "DONT YOU EVER DO THAT TO ME AGAIN!" as I ran towards him and sobbed all over his shirt. "I thought I lost you" I whispered, Naruto after all was like the older brother I never had but wanted. "Sorry Sakura-chan, I didn't mean to make you worry, but we don't have much time" he stated while he bashfully scratched the back of his head with his usual smirk on his face, the one that reminded me of the sun with his golden hair and blue eyes that resembled the sky. "What do you mean?" "Sakura, could you do something for me?" he asked, I knew he meant business since he left the -chan out of my name. "Of course Naruto, anything" and I meant it, he was one of my many precious people and the only one that was still by my side, although it wasn't the others fault that they couldn't be here, after all, who could have foreseen the events that had gone occurred today? Not me and not them. 'The future holds many possibilities' I thought.
"Sakura, what if we could have changed this? All of this? The Uchiha Massacre, Madara abandoning the village only to come back a century later to kill us all, Orochimaru's experimentation when he was still in the village, ROOT from forming, everything?..." his questioned. "Of course! Who wouldn't? But it's impossible, to travel back in time... That is what you're implying... Right Naruto?..." but I wasn't sure of the impossibility anymore, after all Madara has been able to live way passed his expiration date and he could go into his own dimension. Anything seemed possible now... And that's what frightened me. The unknown... The possibility that things could get worse then they already are. After all my life when from horrible to shit in less than 24 hours.
Naruto placed me on my feet than walked a few paces, staring at the huge statue of the first Hokage Senju Hashirama, seeing as we were on the head of Uchiha Madara, the should be deceased elder Uchiha. "It's possible" he whispered enough so I could hear him, we were after all at the top of a waterfall. I just stared at him, shocked, I mean how else was I suppost to react? Time traveling went against the natural laws of physics and dimensional planes. We were only suppost to exist in one time line, only once! Not twice, even though it was centuries apart. How the Uchiha accomplished it was inhumane, to gorge his own brothers eyes out to implant them onto his already blind ones, not to mention only an Uchiha could accomplish it in that way. "How?" I asked, the shock still evident in my voice. 'If it's possible... I hope the method isn't like Madara's... No... Knowing Naruto, he'd never do something like that to another person... But what about himself?...' Even my thoughts now mocked me... Why did I have to be such an intellectual bookworm? "My father created it. I found it hidden away in his personal archives in the Hokage tower". I was shocked even further, to think the Forth created that as well! I remembered when Naruto told me who is parents were, Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki, after he found out when resealing the broken nine tails' seal. "Impossible" I whispered staring at the ground, this time I wasn't sure if it was because I was still shocked that a human, none the less our Forth, could create such a jutsu and have it succeed or because I just straight out didn't want to believe it. The stress of war had gotten to me, especially today...
"Well, believe it Sakura-chan" he said.
"What's the catch, Naruto" I asked. As I did so I watched his face for any sign of him lying to me. His face remained straight then he smiled at me. "You always think of everything, ne, Sakura-chan". The smile he gave me looked bitter, it didn't suit his face. Naruto should always be smiling in my minds eyes. He looked away from me again towards the bottom of the waterfall. "The jutsu needs just two things to work properly... A person with a sufficient amount of chakra, for one." he stated. "And the second?..." I whispered, afraid of the answer. "The second is a sacrifice" he said with no emotion in his voice. My eyes widened, 'Naruto would never...'
"But we don't have a-".
I stood there, shocked, remembering my previous thoughts only moments ago. "No" I whispered. "NO!" I won't accept this, Naruto! Not if you have to sacrifice yourself!" I yelled, I didn't care. Everything, all the events that lead to this moment right now didn't matter; all that mattered was that no matter what, Uzumaki Naruto had to live. "I won't stand for this Naruto, I-" "Stop acting so childish Sakura", there it is again. I was so unused to his seriousness. War tends to do that, it changes people. "What do you mean, Naruto? This is your life we're talking about! I won't let you die! Not even if it's for-". "Sakura-chan, be reasonable. If you go back, you can change the events that ultimately lead up to the events we're living in now. We were taught when we were in the academy about the decisions they made, the wars and the strategies of all our Hokage's. You'd have some advantage. And as for me dying..." he then turned and stared at me in the eye. "It won't make much of a difference. When Madara finds us we're dead anyway, but if we do it this way, we'll still have a chance! When you go back, Sakura-chan, this would have never happened because I wouldn't exist... So please, except this mission I give you, as your future Hokage!" he finished, with that stupid grin on his face, the one I had grown to love.
Review Plz! This is one of my first posted stories so plz give a rookie ur opinion! Now that I think about it…. I don't know what pairing to give for this story -_-' Well give me ur own opinion. ^^' Well don't I feel all awkward now, lol.