Three months later...
The day had finally arrived.
The day she would officially become Uchiha Naruto.
Naruto released a long sigh, hoping to calm her nerves. Sakura and Hinata had done a good job all morning distracting her and she hoped her best friends would come back quickly, before she chickened out.
"Thank god..." she muttered and turned around. "Come in."
Sakura stepped in first, wearing a lovely pink kimono and Hinata followed close behind, wearing a dark purple one.
"You love beautiful!" Sakura squeaked and hugged her.
"T-Thanks." Naruto stuttered.
Hinata sighed softly, frowning ever so slightly. "Still nervous?"
"It's natural." the blonde muttered.
"Don't be." Sakura said with a small smile. "This is what you want. You and Sasuke-kun are going to get married; you should be over the moon."
Naruto laughed gently. "Guess you're right."
"I think you should be more worried about Sasuke-san having a heart attack when he sees you." Hinata giggled softly. "You look stunning Naru."
Naruto laughed, blushing slightly. "I hope he doesn't and thanks Hinata." she replied and looked down at the beautiful white and light pink kimono with designs of roses and cherry blossoms Tsunade had gotten her.
"There you three are." Tsunade said as she entered the room. "Lovely as always ladies." The trio blushed at the comment and Tsunade laughed softly at this. "Sakura, Hinata, can you two go check up on the boys over at the estate? I want to have a quick talk with Naruto."
"Hai." Sakura said and hugged Naruto. "Don't be late." she joked and smirked as Naruto playfully punched her shoulder.
"We'll see you soon." Hinata said and hugged her as well.
"I'll see you two at the church." Naruto said and waved at them as they left. She looked at Tsunade and tilted her head slightly to the side. "So, what did you want to talk about?"
Tsunade didn't say anything and simply smiled, placing her hands on Naruto's shoulders and leaned down, kissing her on the forehead softly. She pulled back and chuckled seeing Naruto's confused look.
"What was that for?" Naruto whispered.
Tsunade again didn't say anything as she hugged Naruto tightly. "I'm…just so happy." Tsunade whispered into her ear. "You're like a daughter to me and I'm just so happy I get to see you get married."
Naruto smiled softly and returned the hug. "Thank you for everything. Thank you for believing in me, for loving me…thank you so much Kaa-chan."
Tsunade smiled softly, a couple of tears falling from her eyes. "You didn't have to thank me, I already knew."
Naruto smiled. "I know, but I wanted to."
At the Uchiha Estate, Sasuke wasn't having a happy moment like his soon to be wife was. Standing in front of him were Kiba and Konohamaru and something told Sasuke that he wasn't going to like what they had to say.
"What is it?"
"W-Well, you see…funny story…" Konohamaru said, laughing nervously.
"Y-Yea." Kiba said, an uneasy grin on his face. "You see, we were racing…when I accidentally tripped."
Sasuke's eye twitched. "And?"
"We kind of lost the rings!" Konohamaru said and closed his eyes, waiting for the explosion that was going to come.
Next thing Sasuke knew, his Sharingan were activated and he was being held back by Neji and Kakashi. "What do you mean you lost the rings?"
Unmanly squeaks emerged from them as they quickly turned around to see Sakura and Hinata. Hinata had to quickly grab Sakura, before she could strangle them.
"I told you to be careful with them Kiba!" Hinata yelled as she lost her hold on Sakura.
Gaara stepped in, stopping his angry girlfriend with his sand. "Sakura, calm down."
"I'll calm down when I kill the two idiots!" she yelled. "Let me go Gaara! I'm going to beat them to a bloody pulp!"
"Look, I didn't notice the rings fell out when I tripped! We searched-"
"Keep searching then!" Sasuke growled. "Because if you don't find those rings, you're both going to be in lots of pain."
"This is so troublesome." Shikamaru muttered. "We already need alcohol…"
"Hopefully there will be no killing." Gaara said. "Once Temari gets here, her, Shikamaru and the two idiots are going to go search for the rings." he ordered.
"Troublesome." Shikamaru muttered again. "Kiba, I think you and Konohamaru should stay outside…before Sakura and Sasuke kill you." He sighed softly as the two quickly followed his advice. "Yea…alcohol sounds good…"
Once the two were out of the house, Sasuke and Sakura were let go.
"Hinata," Sasuke said as he fixed his clothes. "If they don't find those rings, I can't promise you and your sister are going to have boyfriends."
"I'm not complaining." Neji muttered beside him as Hinata sighed and nodded.
"The wedding is in a hour, that should be enough time." Kakashi said, looking up from his book with a grin.
Sakura's eye twitched as she resisted the urge to punch his face. "Sasuke-kun, maybe you should head over to the church. Neji and Kakashi will go with you."
"Hai." Kakashi said and dragged Sasuke out of the house before he could complain.
She sighed and brushed back a strand of her hair. "I'm going back to my house to tell Tsunade."
Reaching her house quickly, Sakura found Tsunade in the kitchen, drinking sake. "Tsunade-sama."
Tsunade sighed, placing the cup of sake on the kitchen table. "Wasn't expecting you back. How is everything at the Uchiha Estate?"
"Good news…there is no good news." Sakura muttered. "Bad news, Konohamaru and Kiba lost the rings."
"What?" she snapped. "Those idiots lost the rings?"
"The idiots, Temari, and Shikamaru are looking for them." She sighed and sat down across from the blonde. "Hopefully they can find the rings soon."
"They better. Not only will they be hurting, I'll give them D-rank missions for two years." Tsunade groaned, burying her face into her hands. "And here I thought we were only going to have one problem..."
Sakura blinked. "What do you mean?"
"Jiraiya is with Naruto right now and they're having a disagreement."
Tsunade and Naruto were laughing when a knock came from the door.
"It's open." Naruto said and the door opened revealing Jiraiya. "Hey Ero-sannin." she said with a smile.
Jiraiya's eye twitched. "Must you call me that?"
"Whatever." he muttered and looked at Tsunade. "Mind leaving us for a moment?"
"Sure." she said and patted Naruto on the shoulder before leaving the room.
End of Flashback
"Next thing I hear, Naruto is yelling at Jiraiya and vice verse."
"I wonder why…" Sakura muttered and Tsunade shrugged her shoulders.
Naruto was sure her head was about to explode. Why couldn't Jiraiya see that she wanted to marry Sasuke?
"So, what did you want to talk about Ero-sannin?" Naruto asked with a bright grin. It quickly slipped off her face as Jiraiya sighed, running a hand through his hair.
"Are you sure about this Naruto?"
Her face turned serious and she nodded her head. "Of course I'm sure. I love him Ero-sannin and I want to spend the rest of my life with him."
"But don't you think you're taking this a little too quickly?" he asked. "You're only seventeen Naruto. Be reasonable!"
She glared at him. "I am being reasonable. We've been dating for the past four years and we've known each other since we were kids. Granted, Sasuke and I have faced many obstacles that we are all aware of, but we found ways to get past our challenges and mistakes. That's way...that's way I'm sure I want to marry him."
He groaned. "Please reconsider Naruto."
"Why can't you see that I want to marry him? I love him and he loves me! Shouldn't that be enough?"
End of Flashback
Naruto waited patiently for Jiraiya to answer her.
"Damn it Naru! You're too young! Can't you wait another five years?"
"No!" she snapped. "Sasuke and I are getting married today Jiraiya." Naruto sighed softly. "And if you don't like it…then don't come to the wedding."
His eyes widened. "You don't mean that…"
"I do. Don't come; I can ask Iruka-sensei or Kakashi to walk me down."
"Why?" she asked softly, tears filling her eyes. "Why don't you want me to marry Sasuke?"
"Because I'm scared!" he yelled.
Naruto's eyes widened. "W-What?"
Jiraiya walked over to her and placed his hands on her shoulder, squeezing them gently. "I'm scared of losing you Naru-chan. You're my last link to Minato…and I'm scared that I will lose you just like I lost him."
"…Tou-san…" She grinned seeing the surprised look on Jiraiya's face. "You're not going to lose me. Yes, I'm getting married but you, my friends, this entire village will always have a place in my heart. You're like a father to me, you taught me everything I know. Tsunade is like my mother and Iruka and Kakashi are like my uncles. Do you see? I just adding another person in my heart. Well, Sasuke has always been in my heart but do you see the picture?"
He chuckled softly, nodding his head. "I do. Guess you're right."
She laughed and hugged him, patting him on the back. "Your Hokage is always right."
Sasuke was sure he was going to lose his mind as he paced around the alter.
The church was already filled with their close friends and comrades; and though they were looking at him like he was nuts, all Sasuke could worry about is if the rings were found.
He took in a deep breath and released it slowly. "If those two idiots don't come through those doors in the next two minutes, you're going to have two very upset cousins."
Neji groaned softly. "Just relax Sasuke. They'll be here with the rings…and can you stop pacing? You're going to dig a hole in the floor."
Sasuke stopped beside him and asked, "Where did Kakashi go?"
"Outside, he's waiting for them."
"I need a drink." Sasuke muttered, running a hand through his hair.
"Don't we all." Neji mumbled. His eye twitched, as Sasuke started pacing once again and he swore he was going to hit his head on a wall.
Sasuke stopped once again as the church doors slammed open and a very wet Kiba ran inside with an equally wet Konohamaru following closely. Behind them Shikamaru, Temari, and Kakashi came in.
"We found them!" Konohamaru excitedly said and handed Sasuke the rings.
"It took us a while but we found them!"
"Dare I ask why you two are wet?" Neji asked.
"Troublesome." Shikamaru said from behind them. "We found the rings and Kiba dropped them again, into a river. They jumped into the river to get them."
"It was either that or feel Sasuke and Sakura's wreath." Kiba added.
"Good choice." Sasuke said as Sakura and Hinata appeared.
"Come on." Sakura muttered and grabbed them by the collar. "You both need new suits."
Hinata sighed and turned to Sasuke. "Naru just arrived. So, we're ready to begin."
Sasuke's heart skipped a beat and he nodded his head.
"Soon…you will forever be mine Naru-chan."
"Nervous?" Hinata asked Naruto as they and everyone else waited for the music to begin.
"Not so much." Naruto muttered. "Compare to when we were at Sakura's house…"
Hinata giggled and patted her on the shoulder just as the music began.
Naruto licked her lips, gripping tightly on Jiraiya's arm as she watched Konohamaru, the ring bearer walk down, followed by Ino and Chouji, Shikamaru and Temari, Neji and TenTen, Kiba and Hinata, and finally Gaara and Sasuke, who were the best man and the maid of honor.
At the alter, Sasuke held his breath as Naruto and Jiraiya walked down. A soft smile appeared on his face as she smiled at him. To him, she looked like a beautiful angel and he felt himself fall in love with her all over again.
Author's Note: Honestly, too lazy to actually write the vows and other stuff that comes with a wedding...
"You may now kiss the bride."
Sasuke smirked, pulling her in a tight embrace and kissing her passionately. He lifted her up in his arms and Naruto squeaked as everyone in the church clapped loudly.
They pulled apart, Naruto flustered and Sasuke grinning like there was no tomorrow. "Happy?" she muttered as they turned to face their friends.
"Words can't describe what I'm feeling." he replied back and kissed her cheek.
Naruto smiled as she looked around at her friends smiling faces. She blinked, seeing something from the corner of her eye. Turning, her eyes widened slightly as images of her parents and Sasuke's appeared. They were smiling and they waved at her before disappearing.
"Something wrong?" he asked her.
She looked back at him and smiled brightly. "Everything is perfect."
Naruto laughed brightly as all the females stood behind her as she got ready to throw the bouquet. She faked them a couple of times before she threw it over her head hard, quickly turning around to see who had caught it. Her laughter increase as it landed in Sakura's hands.
Sakura blushed darkly and refused to look at Gaara, who was, surprisingly, also blushing.
"Looks like Sakura and Gaara-san are getting married next." Hinata said with a grin.
Naruto nodded and squeaked as Sasuke wrapped his arms around her, looking at the blushing couple. Everyone was playfully making jokes which only fueled the redness on their faces.
"Looks like we have another wedding to plan." Sasuke muttered into her ear.
"Looks like it." Naruto said and kissed him on the cheek.
Five years later…
Uchiha Naruto, Rokudaime Hokage groaned as she rubbed her neck. "So much paperwork…" she muttered. Sighing, she dropped her pen on her desk and spun the chair around. She smiled, looking out the windows of her beautiful village.
It was hard to believe that five years had past since she became Hokage and married Sasuke. Surprisingly, not much had changed. Well, besides many villages, big and small, forming a peace treaty and her friends getting engaged or married.
A year after her wedding, Gaara proposed to Sakura and they married a couple of months later. Sakura was now living in Suna and the couple were expecting their second child in a couple of months.
Hinata and Kiba (who she gave D-rank missions to for six months after finding out about the rings) married soon after Gaara and Sakura. The couple are expecting their first child in a couple of weeks.
Shikamaru was the next to propose, saying that it was too troublesome to wait any longer and him and Temari were expecting their first child in mid March.
Ino and Chouji were currently engaged and planning their wedding.
Neji and TenTen were currently on their honeymoon.
And Shino was dating a lovely Academy teacher.
As for her and Sasuke…
Naruto smiled and rubbed her stomach.
They were expecting their three child in April.
She stood and walked out on the balcony, leaning against the railing. She smiled softly looking at the village she promised herself she would protect with her life. She shivered slightly from the cold, watching children running around playing in the snow and villagers talking and walking as finished the last of the decoration for the coming holiday. Absentmindedly, Naruto spun her wedding ring.
"Hard to believe that tomorrow will be five years since Sasuke asked me to marry him."
Naruto squeaked softly as a pair of strong arms wrapped around her belly. She grinned and leaned back against her husband's chest, covering her hands over his.
"Shouldn't you be inside?" Sasuke asked softly. "You'll catch a cold."
She rolled her eyes. "I've been outside for two minutes. Don't worry." She smirked and turned to her to look at him. "You should be telling that to Mina and Hikari. They don't wear their coats."
Sasuke rolled his eyes. "Whatever."
She giggled. "Speaking of our lovely daughters, how are they?"
"They're with Hinata. Sakura and Gaara just arrived and Sakura wanted to see them."
"Hopefully Hikari will behave…" Naruto sweat dropped. "Not like last time."
"She's your daughter Naru-chan; pulling pranks left and right."
Naruto giggled again. "Guess you're right."
They stood in silences for a couple of minutes, enjoying each other's company.
"I've been meaning to ask you…
Naruto blinked and turned in his arms so she was facing him. She tilted her head to the side. "What is it?"
"What would you like for Christmas?"
She couldn't help but roll her eyes. "Christmas is tomorrow and you're asking me now?" Naruto grinned at the uneasy look on his face. She shook her head and smiled, kissing him lightly on the cheek.
"You don't have to give me anything Sasuke. You've already given me the best Christmas present ever."
Author's Note: Hopefully those that have read this story before liked the improved version. And those that have only read this version, I hoped you liked it. Anyways, Happy Holidays! :)