Sometimes the hardest battle isn’t enough to change a heart, sometimes all the war and blood in the world isn’t enough to shift a single destiny.
Sometimes a simple touch is enough to break down the strongest of barriers, sometimes a single word is enough to make the world quake.
Sometimes the most reaching of changes comes in the form of a little boy sad enough, strong enough, and kind enough to make friends with a monster.
Sometimes one change makes waves.
Naruto has been hearing the rumbling growl in the back of his head for as long as he can remember. He’s seven when he tries to talk to it for the first time. He’s the dead last, the failure at everything, so he doesn’t actually expect to succeed.
And when he’s suddenly standing, knee deep in murky water and face to face with a demon, he has no idea what to expect.
As it turns out, the world could use something unexpected.
In which Naruto discovers the real meaning of the word monster, Sasuke discovers power and strength and learns the difference between them, and Sakura discovers that being herself is not as selfish as she thought.
Where Kakashi learns to fight again for what he loves, and Obito never stopped.
- Part 1 of Against the Sky
Bookmarked by Paramour (LovelyDevil)
22 Jan 2018
The Tortallan embassy is trying to secure trade rights with the Duchy of Emelan. It's only chance that has Daja Kisubo and Keladry of Mindelan getting to know each other.
The many reincarnations of Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno. AU/Plotbunnies. Mostly Sakura and Naruto-centric.
Sakura didn't know what to think when the preliminary board finally stopped on two names; Sakura Haruno vs. Sasuke Uchiha.
She gulped, her mouth dry. To her left she could see Naruto's worried face; worry for her or Sasuke she didn't know. To her right… Sasuke's face was impassive but Sakura knew him well enough to see the lines of arrogance in his face and body language.
- Part 6 of The Ninth Life
"I may have, um, destroyed the statue containing the eight Bijuu." Naruto stammered. "I think I, ah, accidently missed with Rasenshuriken and I, er, kind of hit the statue. It-" he coughed uncomfortably. "disentigrated." Timetravel!Sannin Era
She remembers that Team 7, from all those years ago, and then remembers the real Team 7, with bickering teammates and bloody spars and careful, loving admonishment. She remembers the Team 7 without Sasuke, remembers the Team 7 where it was just her and Kakashi for three long years. Remembers Sai and Yamato, sets aside her guilt for not visiting them in far too long, remembers Naruto’s grin and Sasuke’s smile.
They loved her. She loved them.
Can she love herself?
(In which Naruto and Sasuke are dead, Sakura is Hokage, and it's been fifteen long years.)
- Part 1 of Endo's Oneshots