Early that day Naruto had what some would call the king of all missions. It was a simple escort mission involving a young five year old princess, an old man and a very bitter teenager. It was almost like he had his very own team of genin, except for the old man of course. He thought it would be no sweat, but as anyone could tell by how tired he he was, it sure wasn’t easy. It had exhausted him so much, that he passed out upon entering his house, lulling straight into a ramen filled dream. “Mmnn…that’s too much ramen….Sakura-chan…”
Easing into a deep slumber, the dream ebbed away. His subconscious mind drove him to toss and turn in his sleep, gripping onto his foot pillow like it was Sakura. The extent of his exhaustion was so much that his senses could not detect the pink intruder that had entered his house.
“Sakura..chan…” He said slipping back into his dream and rolling over onto his belly. “…5 more minutes…please…“
Once inside, Sakura wandered into the familiar living room and down the halls. Most of the lights were off, except for the one in the kitchen (Perhaps Naruto had gotten up to raid his fridge before he’d gone to bed?) and she had turned that one off before even heading for her destination. The door was the only one in the house that was wide open, and as she reached the doorway, the snoring, shadowy form on the bed was the first thing that she saw.
Now, she had to be quiet about this…She hadn’t actually figured out why she was here yet, but the reason certainly wasn’t to cause trouble. Sakura slipped off her shoes and set them on the floor outside the hall, and then cautiously tip toed toward the bed. For a few moments, she just stood there with her arms wrapped around her, worrying her lip anxiously as she stared down at Naruto spooning his pillow. The sheets were half off him, and the rest of the bedding was half strewn across the mattress and half on the floor . His position didn’t look that comfortable either. How did anyone sleep like this?
“Sakura-chan…Five more minutes, please…” She heard him groan and then watched him turn onto his stomach, hugging that dumb pillow.Was he dreaming about her? The medic nin suddenly felt warmth coming to her cheeks.
Maybe she wouldn’t do this…What if he woke up and things got awkward?
Sakura blinked sleepily and closed her eyes for a moment. Her body felt so heavy with fatigue and Naruto’s big bed just looked so comfy…
She would be sure to leave tomorrow morning before he ever knew found out she was there. Stealing sleep from the bed of another was…unbecoming behavior.
Mind made up, the pinkette carefully crawled onto the bed and curled up next to the sleeping boy. Smiling at the unconscious features of his moonlit profile, she scooted just a little closer to him (for warmth, as most of the bedding was on the floor, she told herself) and fell asleep…