Sakura’s private “healing”
After the fight with Pain Naruto was sent to an underground cabin only used for the Hokages and sometimes the clan heads when their clan compounds were unavailable. Naruto and Tsunade were the only two there at the moment though. Their room were far from each other so they could rest. But Tsunade woke up a few days later so she joined the others with the rebuilding and healing the injured ninja for. Kakashi had ordered Sakura to be Naruto’s private nurse for the duration of his stay. As for the civilians, they had the ANBU and hospital staff working around the clock to help get everyone healthy and organized. just like Naruto, Hinata had a special room for Hyuuga’s so she was sent there to get healed.
Sakura was glad that Naruto was going to be okay. She would have been by his for the last couple of days even if Kakashi hadn’t ordered her too. During that time Sakura remembered all the time’s Naruto had saved her. It was hard to believe that the dead-last that everybody (excluding Hinata) thought was a failure, saved them all from certain doom, and in most cases, death. She thought about how he promised to bring Sasuke back. And now that she thought of it, Why did she like him in the first place? Yes, he was cool back then, but he broke her heart and joined Orochimaru. She came to a sudden realization that she didn’t care for him any longer, she hadn’t cared for a while now in fact. She had someone new, someone who would risk his life to make her happy. Protect her with his life. A good man. Even though they both were sixteen Naruto acted with more maturity than half the adult she knew at times, and he did still have that crush on her, at least, she hoped he did. Continue reading