Ten days passed as there was a knocking on Narutos door. Naruto and Sakura just woke up from their peaceful slumber and freshen up for the new day. Naruto rushed to the door and flung it open. There stood there Mr and Mrs Haruno.
Morning Naruto, dear, greeted Mrs Haruno, we like to see our daughter.
Before Naruto could reply, Sakura was behind him.
Mom! Dad! she said and then hugged them both, weeping into her mothers arms. Naruto just stood back and left the reunion of the family. After thirty minutes later, Mr and Mrs Haruno were seating on the sofa as Sakura explained what really happened before she moved in with Naruto. Mr Haruno was shocked and disgusted while Mrs Haruno was sobbing with her daughter.
That animal, Mr Haruno swore, if only I could get my hands on him
Sakura looked up at him. Dad, she sniffed, Sasuke has a violent temper. It is not wise to confront him.
Before the old man could we reply back, he stopped when his wife looked at him sternly.
Come on Sakura, said Mrs Haruno, I want to tell you something.
After the two females left the living room, Mr Haruno turned to Naruto and said, She seemed to be more comfortable with you.
Naruto just nodded. I love her from the bottom of my heart.
Mr Haruno gazed at Naruto for a long time and slowly agreed, My daughter always talked about how you save her when you two were doing missions. You have my thanks for protecting my daughter.
As Naruto stammered a modest thank, the old man continued, Naruto, as my new son-in-law, will you protect my daughter from harm and love her as her wife?
Naruto was surprised. Mr Haruno, he said with his usual spirit, I will do as you say.
Mr Haruno smiled and said, Now I can die happily.
After bidding Sakura goodbye and giving blessings to Naruto, the old couple left. Sakura slumped onto the sofa and gave a sigh of relief. Naruto joined her. She smiled at him. Now with my parents blessing, she said, We are now husband and wife.
Yeah, Naruto said stroking her long pink hair, Sakura, where do you want to go for our honeymoon?
Sakura turned to him, smiling. Naruto, she said, I believe you will be a great husband. Sasuke didnt ask me that question. Sakura sat on Narutos leg and closed her eyes thoughtfully. She suddenly opened her eyes and said, Why not we visit the Land of Water?
Naruto grinned at her. Now were talking.
The Land of Water produced many beautiful beaches that are filled with white and pure sand and its seas with crystal clear water. The sun mercifully blazed on the beach as other ninjas were playing in the water or sun bathing. In the water, Naruto and Sakura were happily splashing in the water. When the beach became more deserted, Naruto and Sakura sat on the soft sand and dreamily gazed at the sun, hugging each other. As the crimson sun set, the two couples freshen up and got ready for their bath. It was an open air bath but fortunately, they were the only two there. After bathing, they dressed into robes and readied themselves for dinner. Their dinner consists of the traditional course of stewed snapping turtles, grilled viper, udon, tempura and Salamander with walnuts, washed down with sake. Although Naruto complained it wasnt ramen, it was a superb feast. After allowing the food to digest, Naruto and Sakura competed each other in a table tennis. Sakura won every time because of her monstrous strength and also of Narutos clumsy efforts.
Fault! pouted Naruto, Double Fault! You cheated!
Dont be such a sore loser Naruto dear. teased Sakura.
Tired from their exercise, Naruto and Sakura went to the balcony with a small lantern in their hand. They watched the stars blinking in the night.
Hey look, Naruto said, a wishing star! Make a wish Sakura.
He and Sakura closed their eyes for a few moments. Naruto was the first one to open his first. He wished that Sakura will never leave his side. When Sakura opened her eyes, Naruto asked, What did you wished for?
Sakura brought her face closed to his. That I will always be with you, Naruto.
Under the night, they kissed passionately.