This final chapter is dedicated to those who've read my story. whether you like it or not, at least you read it.

It was dark. Not an all encompassing darkness, but at that moment Sakura didn't care. She wanted to find Naruto and make sure he was ok. She sat up and looked around before finally noticing she was in a hospital gown. 'How did I get into a hospital gown?' she thought as she swung her legs over the edge and put her feet on the floor. She remembered more as she walked to turn on the lights. She remembered Hinata telling her about Naruto, Kiba and Shikamaru, Neji and Lee. They must have knocked her out and did this, but they wouldn't have put the gown on her. They must have had either Ino or Tenten involved as well, or even both. She flicked on the lights.

"Mmmm...five more minutes ero-sennin," she heard from across the room. Her head snapped so fast in that direction it popped. Naruto was in here with her in a set-up their friends obviously orchestrated. She moved to beside the bed he was on and shook his shoulder. He had been put in a gown as well.

"Wake up Naruto," she said as she shook him harder.

"Huh...? What's going on Sakura-chan?" he said sleepily before realizing who he was with. "Sakura-chan! Are you alright? Ino told me you were here and I rushed over to make sure you were ok and that nothing was wrong because I felt so bad about the other day and I was," he said before Sakura placed her hand over his mouth to shut him up.

"Naruto, nothing's wrong with me. Our friends set us up to get us alone I think. Hinata came to my house and said the same thing about you," she explained to him.

"So what do we do now?" he asked, a glum look on his face.

"I guess we're supposed to talk to each other or they wouldn't have gone through the trouble of getting us alone," she said sitting down next to him. A few moments passed in silence before either made to start the conversation they both knew was needed.

"Sakura, I'm sorry. I know it seemed like I didn't care about Sasuke's well being, but I do care. Sometimes it feels like that all I do is care. But it hurts when it seems like all you care about is Sasuke. It's like you never see me at all. I made the promise of a lifetime that I would bring Sasuke back to you, but this promise feels like it's the one that's going to break me in two," he said. The pain he felt was almost palpable.

Tears welled up behind Sakura's eyes. Her heart felt like it was trapped in a vice. She had caused this to him? And he hadn't broken sooner? She was breaking from it and all he did was touch the tip of the iceberg.

"I'm sorry Naruto. I never knew you felt like this. If I had known this was how you felt sooner, maybe the entire argument could have been avoided. I don't know. But you should never feel like I don't care about you because I do. Sometimes it feels like that's all I do," she said embracing him. She poured all her feelings into this one hug hoping he could see she needed him as much as he needed her.

"Sakura," he whispered in her ear before pulling back. He took one look in her eyes before moving in and placing his lips upon hers. He felt like he was in heaven as he felt her soft lips on his. She felt like her lips were made for just this moment, like no other moment in time could possibly exist after this perfect moment. They broke their kiss after a few moments.

"That was nice," Sakura said smiling widely.

"That was better than nice," Naruto said correcting her.

"Definitely," she added giggling. He looped his arm around her shoulders and she leaned on him, each basking in the other. After a few moments like this Naruto finally spoke.

"I think it's about time we got outta here and talked to our friends. They should know we're ok now," he said.

"They deserve more than just that. They should get a punch in the face for the way they tricked us," she said, a demented gleam in her eye. They stood up and made their way to the door and tried to open it, only to find it was locked. They both got an eye twitch.

"They locked us in?" they said simultaneously. "I wonder for how long?" Sakura pondered.

"Well, they left us all alone in a locked room for who knows how long, and I say we make the most of it," Naruto said giving her a wink.

"Pervert," she said punching him in the arm before pulling him in for a kiss...

"I wonder what's going on in there," Kiba asked fidgeting. It was his, Hinata's, and Lee's turns at standing watch. "Can you check with your Byakugan Hinata?"

"Y-yes," she said and activated it. About five seconds later her face went beet red and a small bit of blood started running out of her nose before she fell over. Kiba and Lee rushed to her to see what was wrong. She came out of her stupor not long after.

"What did you see in there Hinata?" Kiba asked worriedly.

"Th-they're... th-they're doing..." she tried to get out but her face flushed again.

"What? What is they're doing?" he asked again. She pulled him close and whispered in his ear.

"They're doing what?" he yelled as his face grew red. Hinata could only nod, her face flushed with embarrassment.


A/N: Well, it's finally over. yup, it's done. now get off my lawn! im just messing with ya. well, it's done,so there's no us laying around here unless you want to leave a review. i'd appreciate it if you did, but whether or not if you do, it's pointless to ask you. well, cya at my next tale