Its been two weeks since Naruto and Sakura learned of what happened to Sasuke. Naruto hadn't seen Sakura since then but he still couldn't escape the feeling of guilt and sadness as the painful memory of Sakura collapsing in tears shrouded his mind.
Naruto had no missions today so he decided to nag Tsunade about searching for Sasuke again. On his way to the Hokage tower Naruto noticed Sakura sitting on a bench near the park.
"Hey Sakura-Chan!" shouted Naruto. Sakura turned towards the direction of the voice and immediately saw Naruto running towards her as he smiled and waved. Naruto stopped near the bench she was on and looked down at her.
"So Sakura-Chan, what are you doing just sitting there?"
"Just thinking."she replied. "And Where are you going Naruto?"
"To see Tsu-" He was cut short as a Jonin appeared before the two of them.
"Sakura, Naruto, the Hokage wants to see you in her office right away."
The two nodded their heads in response and the jounin disappeared in a puff of smoke. The two arrived at the Hokage's office door and knocked. "Come in." The two entered to findnot only was Tsunade there Kakashi and Jiraiya were as well.
"Sakura, Naruto, please take a seat," asked Tsunade with an upset yet stern face. The two looked at each other with a concerned look and sat down.
Naruto couldn't help but blurt out the request of searching for Sasuke and when she denied they got into a heated argument. After a few minutes of yelling at each other Tsunade calmed herself down to explain her reason to Naruto, and Sakura.
"Listen Naruto," demanded Tsunade.
Naruto quickly sat down and paid close attention.
"We've received news of Sasuke's whereabouts."
Naruto and Sakura were filled with eagerness to hear the news. "Well…what is it?!" exclaimed Naruto.
"One of our scouts on patrol spotted him in the forest yesterday."
Naruto and Sakura impatiently waited for her to continue.
"As he neared Sasuke he noticed that a fight had raged on not too long ago, Sasuke was obviously injured so he took him back here."
Naruto and Sakura's eagerness quickly turned to worry as they heard what happened.
"The injuries were without a doubt caused by Uchiha Itatchi."
Naruto clenched his fist and cursed his friend's brother.
"I'm sorry, I did everything I could but it was no use, he didn't make it" Tsunade said with much sorrow and sadness seen all over her face.
Sakura immediately collapsed to the floor and covered her face with her hands while tears poured from her eyes. Naruto quickly lifted Sakura and embraced her in a tight hug, as she sobbed on his shoulder. 'I broke my promise' thought Naruto. "I'm sorry..."much remorse was heard in his voice as he let Sakura go and left. 'Don't go' thought Sakura.
I'll continue this story based on the reviews I get and if people want it. If I do continue, things between Sakura and Naruto will get much better. PLEASE REVIEW.