Well here is chapter 8, the last chapter. I'm sad that this is the finale T_T but like they said all good hings must come to an end. Well i hope you enjoy this! I honestly thought that it would be harder, but it wasn't since of course i knew how i wanted it to end since i first started writing this.

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Chapter 8: Finale

Sasuke and Sakura soon reach the grand doors of the palace. They walk in until Sasuke berifly stops.

"Sasuke?" Asks Sakura.

"Go, find your grandmother and get changed once again. Don't worry. I'm not leaving. I'll see you once again. Everything will be explained. Trust me."

"Ok." She said as she walked to find her grandmama.

Sasuke looks on as she disappears. He turns to walk to find his parents once more only to see them waiting. They smiled briefly as Naruto walked up to him and led him to the room to change. Once he was done he follows Naruto back to his parents. They stood next to Sakura's grandmother as everyone watched on. He quickly hid in the shadows, waiting for Sakura to come down once again.

Sakura on the other hand was back into a room and was changing once again with the help of the seamstress and Hinata. They quickly rushed to fix her up and in a matter of minutes they were finished.

"Well?" Asked Hinata.

"He said everything will be explained. Whatever that means."

"Sakura, just keep an open mind ok?" Said Hinata. Sakura nodded her head. "Everyone's missed you. Without you we couldn't be Konoha 12 again. Only Konoha 11 and even then it wasn't the same. It felt incomplete."

"Well now that he's gone, there will be no more fear or looking over our shoulders." Sakura smiled. "Now let's go. I'm sure grandmama is waiting for the I introductions!"

They quickly rushed down the steps. Once they reached the bottom they stopped to compose themselves. Hinata stepped out and soon Sakura heard her speak.

"Ladies and gentlemen!" Started Hinata. "Let us introduce you the long lost princess of his imperial majesty and empress, princess Sakura!"

With that Sakura walked out and everyone clapped. Many murmurs were heard, but most of them were of how she's grown and how beautiful she has become. Sakura bowed and soon dancing was resumed. Sakura turned around to face her grandmother and saw that she wasn't alone.

"Sakura," she started, "I want you to meet the Uchihas. They're the rulers of Konoha. This is King Fugaku," she said as he came before her and took her hand and kissed it, "this is his wife Queen Mikoto," Mikoto stepped forward and hugged Sakura tightly that Sakura thought she was going to faint, "the elder prince Itachi," Itachi stepped forward and did the same as his father o my with a wink added to the end, "and lastly the second prince, the younger son, Sasuke."

Sakura gasped as Sasuke stepped out in all his glory. He bowed and grabbed a hold of her hand and kissed it. His lips lingered as he stared at her. Soon he straightened as he said, "I told you we'd meet again soon."

Once she was out of shock she asked, "Why didn't you tell me?"

"I can explain that." Said Fugaku as he stepped forward. "You see we were there when it all happened. Once the siege was happening we focused on getting everyone out. You had gone after your music box and your grandmother went after you. Sasuke of course was wondering around looking for the both of you, but mainly you. He found you and quickly pushed you through the secret passageway. He tried to fight them off by they knocked him out. Itachi found him and picked him up along with the music box. He kept that with him all the time. He shouldn't let no one touch it. Word soon got to us that your grandmother made it here fine, by without you. Eye witnesses had said that your hand slipped, but they couldn't see where you landed. So of course we all agreed that once Sasuke was sixteen he was to look for you by any means necessary, that where the fake auditions and fake con came about. It was all under my orders to find you. I had promised your father that should anything happen to them, we would protect you. I mean, you are Sasuke bethrothed. That is of course if you accept. We won't force you."

"But what does Naruto have to do with this?" Sakura asked trying to wrap her head around all of what was being said.

"Well when I found out what was being planned I stepped forward to help. I mean if I didn't, Teme wouldn't have found you or even if he did you would've walked away long ago." Said Naruto. "Also, I wanted my best friend back. Sak, we missed you. Shikamaru stopped cloud gazing, Neji has become even more closed off, Ino shops but not as much as she used to, and Tenten missed the small adventures you guys had when you would disappear. They're all here."

"Really?" She asked amazed.

"Sakura!" Shouts were heard.

She turned around and saw a mass of four people running towards them. Soon she was being hugged by four different bodies and mumbles were being heard but not understood. Once they broke away she looked at each one of them. One was a pineapple shaped head guy who she remembers as Shikamaru. Good strategist, good Prince, and a great best friend. The other was a blonde, girlfriend to Shikamaru, loves shopping amd anything that has to do with being a princess and walking all around the garden; also the second loudest as the first is Naruto. Soon follows neji, second best strategist, amazing Prince, awesome best friend and the perfect boyfriend to Tenten. Lastly was Tenten, great princess, tomboyish, loves hanging out with Hinata and the other girls and loves going on adventures when she sneaks out with Sakura.

"Guys!" Said Sakura hugging them once again. "I've missed you."

"And we have missed you."

"Well looks like you know who you are now Sakura." Sakura turned around and liked at Sasuke. "Now I have one question."

"Yes?"

"Do you forgive me for everything?"

"Oh Sasuke!" She said as she rushed to hug him, burying her face in his chest as he hugged her back tightly, head in between her neck and shoulder. "Of course! But it should be me that should ask for your forgiveness. I'm sorry that I didn't listen to you. If I did all of this would've been avoided."

"It's alright. Now my last question," he said pulling his head up to look at her. "Will you have me? Will you become mine?"

She teared up as she said, "Yes! Of course I will. But shouldn't we court first though?"

"Hey Naruto wouldn't you say is being together all this time is courting enough?" Asks Sasuke smirking at Sakura as she blushed.

"I would say so! Dattebayo!" Naruto said as he placed his arm around Hinata. That other two guys following quit with their own girls.

"So?" Asked Sasuke. "Still want to court."

"Nah!" She said as she giggled.

"Father, mother, your grace," said Sasuke as he and Sakura faced them, "we would like to get married in a weeks time."

"Of course!" They all said.

"Let me and your grandmother take care of everything!" Squealed Mikoto, Sakura's grandmother nodding her head.

"And I will marry you." Said Fugaku.

"I of course will walk Sakura down in place of her father." Said Itachi.

Sakura smiled and had tears in her eyes which she quickly wiped away. The others said they would be her bridal party. Soon music started playing.

"May I have this dance?" Asked Sasuke. Neji, Shikamaru, and Naruto following suit.

"Yes." Said Sakura and so did the other girls.

Soon they all started dancing as the rest of the crowd dispersed to give them room. Soon only Sakura and Sasuke began to sing.

"We were strangers

Starting out on a journey

Never dreaming

What we'd have to go through

Now here we are

And I'm suddenly standing

At the beginning with you

No one told me

I was going to find you

Unexpected

What you did to my heart

When I lost hope

You were there to remind me

This is the start"

Naruto and the others stopped dancing and moved to where King Fugaku and the others were at. They stood there watching as Sakura and Sasuke danced to their song.

"And...

Life is a road

And I want to keep going

Love is a river

I wanna keep flowing

Life is a road

Now and forever

Wonderful journey

I'll be there

When the world stops turning

I'll be there

When the storm is through

In the end I wanna be standing

At the beginning with you

We were strangers

On a crazy adventure

Never dreaming

How our dreams would come true

Now here we stand

Unafraid of the future

At the beginning with you

And...

Life is a road

And I want to keep going

Love is a river

I wanna keep flowing

Life is a road

Now and forever

Wonderful journey

I'll be there

When the world stops turning

I'll be there

When the storm is through

In the end I wanna be standing

At the beginning with you"

Sasuke spun her and she was back to chest with him as he moved them from side to side as they continued to sing to each other.

"I knew there was somebody somewhere

Like me alone in the dark

Now I know my dream will live on

I've been waiting so long

Nothing's gonna tear us apart!"

Soon Sakura was facing Sasuke again as they counties to waltz, not realizing that everyone was watching. Both were in their own little world as they kept going.

"And...

Life is a road

And I want to keep going

Love is a river

I wanna keep flowing

Life is a road

Now and forever

Wonderful journey

I'll be there

When the world stops turning

I'll be there

When the storm is through

In the end I wanna be standing

At the beginning with you

Hey ay ay

Life is a road and I wanna keep going

Love is a river I wanna keep going on!

Starting out on a journey

Life is a road and I wanna keep going

Love is river I wanna keep flowing

In the end I wanna be standing

At the beginning with you. . .

Hmmmmm"

Soon Sakura placed both her hands on Sasuke's face as he brought her closer. Every bystander watching were holding in their breathes. Soon they kissed. Everything they wanted to say conveyed right there in that one kiss that they wanted since they first waltzed together on that boat. Once they both needed breaths did they separate.

A week later and we find ourselves outside Konoha palace as everyone, royalty or not, we're standing outside waiting for the newly wedded couple to come out. Out stepped Sakura and Sasuke and behind them their friends and family. They kissed in front of everyone (one of many of course) as they all three rice at them as per tradition. It was heard that once Fugaku stepped down Sasuke would take place as King and Sakura his queen. Itachi has declined knowing that his brother would do better, instead he chose to be Sasuke's advisor. Naruto, two months later, married Hinata. Shikamaru, married Ino, five months after Sasuke and Sakura. Neji married Tenten eight months after them. Naruto, Shikamaru and Neji, although he wasn't really a prince since Hinata was the princess, but since she married Naruto and Hanabi didn't want to become a queen, the crown was passed to him, also were going to be come kings once the previous kings stepped down. Peace was once restored and they all lived happily. Well why wouldn't they? Sasuke finally found Sakura and Sakura finally found her family, but mainly she found the love of her life. Now from here only life can go forward.

"It's the perfect ending some say. But I, Sakura, think this is only the beginning of something truly beautiful."


There you have it. It has finally become The End. I'm sad that this is over, but I'm also happy. I have two new rewrites that I'm planning anf if all goes according to plan, then I hope ill have an uodate up of my new stories tomorrow. We will see.

Well i hope you enjoyed this.

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Off to my new adventure. . .MULAN: The Naurto way!

Ja~ne!

Lots of LOVE,

Giulietta