Disclaimer: I do not Own Naruto…cause if I did I would be so freaking famous right now its not even funny.
"Heh, Teme thinks he's all high and mighty, well whose in the hospital now?" Naruto muttered gleefully to himself as he ran through the hospital hallways. Team Seven had just completed a supposedly C-rank mission, but you know when it comes to Team Seven something dangerous is bound to happen leaving Sasuke and Karin (explain later) in the hospital while Naruto who was also critically injured, but due to his amazing healing powers, unharmed.
Naruto skipped happily to Sasuke's room, but haltered when he saw something that caught his eye. Near the end of the hallway was a girl, maybe his age, standing near an opened window, with her hand reaching out to a nearby tree.
Naruto watched her for a minute or so as she attempted to reach the leaves from the tree.
Her green eyes narrowed in frustration as each time she leaned out to reach, but she always came just a few inches of from grasping it.
Naruto took one step towards her, wanting to help her out, but as he stepped closer a nurse hurried right by him.
"Miss Haruno! What do you think you are doing?" The nurse yelled grabbing the startled girls wrist firmly, pulling her away from the window sill.
"Riku-san, I-I just wanted to…"
"Hush! You know you're not suppose to be out of you're room unless accompanied by a doctor, other then those few occasions you are to be in you're room at all times."
"I-I know, but,"
"Now!" The girl stared angrily at the nurse and with one last glare turned to the nearest opened door and slammed the door angrily. The nurse stared at the door for a moment or so, and closed the window the girl was just at, and walked back down the hallway.
Naruto stood there recuperating, attempting to figure out what he was going to do. Now any average person would of just continued there way to there destination and then re-tell this entire event to the next friend they see, and completely forget about the whole thing by the next day. But Naruto was not you're average person.
He walked right up to the door, curiosity getting the best of him, and opened the door just a tad for him to peak through. The first thing he noticed was that there were no windows in her room, and the walls were completely white and well, dull. He scanned the room and if it wasn't for the girl's remarkable pink hair, he would have sworn she faded in right with the room, almost as if the room and she were one.
Naruto leaned in a bit more trying to capture every detail of the girl pushing the door wider and wider, until he lost his balance and the door flew wide open.
Naruto laded face down on the ground.
"Who are you?" Naruto looked up at the girl and saw her face was just recovering from the huge fright he must have caused; she hastily wiped a few dry tears from her face with the back of her sleeve.
"Er…" Naruto started slowly getting up and rubbing the back of his head nervously.
"Aren't you going to explain why you come barging into my room, without permission obviously, scaring me half to death?"
"I didn't mean to scare you! Honest! I-I just wanted to see why you were so…" Naruto explained, his voice fading out.
"Why I was so what?"
Naruto shrugged, "why you were so determined back there, you know with the tree." Naruto looked at the hospital floor, memorizing the tile patterns. Suddenly he felt very flushed and hot, and realizing that she was so quiet he looked up at her and saw that her eyes were turning glassy. The moment she caught him returning her gaze though, she looked away angrily swiping tears.
The two remained silent for a while, and Naruto sighed and figured his visit was over so headed to the exit.
"What's it like out there?" Naruto turned around and saw that she was staring at him intently.
She took a deep breath and he noticed that look in her eye, that look that showed excitement and a need to know. The same look she had earlier.
"I mean…what is it like outside…the hospital."
Naruto stared at her repeating her question in his head, and scratched his hair nervously. "I heard it's supposed to rain today."
"Really?" She asked her eyes dancing with excitement.
"Wow, I haven't felt rain in so long." She sighed, closing her eyes. Naruto studied her for a while, wondering if she was serious or not since it's been raining for the past week.
"Today's the first day it's not rained in like, seven days, but the clouds are showing that'll it'll rain later." Naruto explained, trying to keep the conversation going.
"Oh, is that what the weatherman said today?" She asked opening her eyes, a smile broadcasting across her face.
"Nope. I'm a ninja and we ninja folks are supposed to know you're condition and environment at all times that's rule numbe-"
"Number 35," she interrupted. Naruto gave her a quizzical look. "I used to be enrolled in the Kohona's Ninja Academy when I was about four."
"Oh, that's where I became a Genin!" Naruto exclaimed, grabbing a stool from the corner. "Why'd you drop out, you seem pretty smart to remember the rules."
Sakura smiled, "That's about the time when I got sick, and my parents couldn't pay for school and the health care, so it was one or the other. Except I didn't really matter which I picked since they were killed later on a mission, and they had no idea what to do with me besides sticking me in the hospital."
"Sounds like my childhood, except that I had no parents to start out with and I'm not stuck here, in the hospital." Naruto said the last part without realizing and covered his mouth instantly, hoping not to of hurt her feelings. But her smile only grew bigger, and soon she started laughing.
"Kohona's full of kids with sob stories," She managed to choke out once her laughter had died out. "My name's Sakura Haruno, by the way." She said extending her hand. Naruto shook it gladly and smiled, "I'm Naruto Uzumaki, the Future Hokage!"
Sakura laughed again, "Well that's nice, but what are you doing here in the hospital anyways? Visiting?"
Naruto's eyes widened.
"Oh crap! I was supposed to be visiting the Teme and Karin!" He stood up from the stool and flashed a toothy grin. "I'll be back tomorrow!" He called out running out of the room with a quick wave.
Okay I know I know, another story? Blah blah… welll I have a great excuse for this one… I've had this idea for MONTHS and it's just been nagging me to be typed up so here it is! But It is SasuSaku…so don't worry...okay so not as great as an excuse as I thought it would be…but this will be an AWSOME story… trust me.
But for some background information on this story they are Genin still so they are twelve it's just that since Sakura is no longer a ninja, Karin replaced her on the team. It's all going to fall in place soon. Don't spazz.