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xmellowlellow posting in A 50 themed Naruto Community
User: xmellowlellow
Date: 2014-05-20 16:37
Subject: Soap Suds
Security: Public
Location:Next to a panda
Mood:chipperchipper
Music:For me to grow, I have to let go
Title:  Oh look, there’s a rainbow in my Bubble
Author: xMellowLellow
Claim: Haruno Sakura (And some Itachi, yes? Yes)
Theme: #47- Soap Suds (50 Shinobi)
Rating: T
Disclaimer: You know, if I owned Naruto, the world would be a vastly different place.

Summary:  It’s been a long day, and what better way to unwind, than with a bubble bath? Well, as long as you know whose tub you’re in.


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It had been a long day at the Hokage Tower for Itachi, as he walked through the door into his home. He rubbed the back of his neck slowly, working out the knots that countless meetings and high stress had managed to create.

As peace settled upon most of the village after the war, the real work began for others. Tsunade had called upon the aid of the Uchiha clan to help in the tedious rebuilding process.

As willing as Itachi was to help, it still meant an ungodly number of work hours, meetings, and people to manage. And far too many knots in his neck. He let loose a tired sigh, closing his eyes and allowing his weariness to wash over him. He moved towards the kitchen where he planned on making a well deserved cup of tea.

Shoes off and tea in hand, he was finally beginning to relax as he sat down on his sofa when he heard an odd noise coming from the recesses of his apartment. At first he brushed the noise off as a trick on his hearing; but when the noise persisted, he began to suspect foul play.

He frowned; more disappointed at being interrupted from enjoying his tea, than worried about dealing with an intruder.

Slowly he stood up and made his way toward the hallway, which seemed to be the direction of the mysterious noise. He crept down his hallway towards his closed bathroom door where he saw light filtering from under the crack at the floor.

When he finally reached his destination, he once again heard the strange noise, this time there was no doubt as to where it was coming from.

“Ha bubbbleeee bluuu blluuu girgle blubble buuu”

He frowned.

It certainly didn’t sound like your average intruder.  In fact, he didn’t think it sounded like anything he could think of.

Slowly he nudged the door open an inch, peeking through the crack.

What he saw had his brows furrowing in confusion at the sight that greeted him.

He pushed the door completely open, the noise never ceasing.

“Sakura. Why, may I ask, are you taking a bubble bath in my home?” He asked the pink haired kunoichi who was currently snuggled in a very frothy bath in his bathroom.

The response he got was another incomprehensible gurgle and a high-pitched giggle.

“I-ta-chi~!” She smiled at him. “Di- Did you know there are –hic- rainbows in these bubbles?” She said with another fit of giggles.

He gave an exasperated sigh. He would have to talk to Tsunade about passing incorrigible habits onto her young apprentice.

“Sakura, you do realize you are currently taking a bath in my home, don’t you?”

“Mmm, but Tachi-kun, there are rainbows! And, and, its like a bubbly –hic- wonderland. Isn’t it amazing?”

He blinked at her slowly, thoroughly nonplussed with the girl’s behavior.

“Brrrr bluurrggg. Oh puuurrretttyy! –hic-“ She cooed, grabbing a handful of bubbles and holding them up to the bathroom light. “Whoa, Tachi! You’re upside down in my bubbles! How’d you do that?!”

Itachi sighed and walked further into the small room, reaching out and grabbing the towel hanging on the bar. “Alright, Sakura, time to get out and dried off.”

“But I don’ wanna!” She pouted, sinking further into the suds and peering at him above the bubbles.

Itachi spread the towel wide, “Haruno, you need to get out of my tub and to your own apartment. How you even got into mine is a discussion I’ll have with you when you’re sober.” He finished ominously.

He watched as Sakura’s whole demeanor seemed to change; calculating and mischievous. He furrowed his brows.

“I was able to get into your apartment because I stole the key from Sasuke-kun, Uchiha.” She said, dropping all pretenses of being drunk. “And you do remember I’m a med-nin, Itachi, extracting alcohol from my bloodstream is a rudimentary task.” She finished with a coy smirk.

Itachi narrowed his eyes, “then may I ask why you broke into my apartment, pretending to be drunk, and took a bubble bath?”

Sakura arched an eyebrow. “Surely a genius such as yourself can figure that one out without me having to explain it.”

“Haruno, I am in no mood for your antics. Answer my question.” Itachi ground out, massaging the bridge of his nose.

A wicked smile spread across Sakura’s face, and faster than Itachi expected, shot a hand out and grabbed his arm, effectively pulling him into the tub with her.

After sputtering and righting himself, he, as dignified as possible in this situation, glared at the pinkette sitting across from him.
“What are you doing, Haruno?” Itachi asked, irritated, as he cleared his face of soapy bubbles.

He watched warily as the petite kunoichi began crawling cat-like towards him and up his legs. When she was eye-level to him, she gave another lecherous smirk, leaned forward and whispered huskily into his ear, “I’m trying to seduce you, of course.”

His eyes widened in shock. Leaning back and sitting on his legs, she gave him a flirtatious wink. “So, Itachi, is it working?”

He was stunned speechless, “ah, are you certain you’re not still under the influence?”

Sakura tisked and rolled her eyes, “a girl is in your apartment, trying to seduce you, and this is your response?”

“Your behavior is highly erratic and out of character. Alcohol is the most likely explanation, Sakura.” Itachi replied rationally.

Sakura sighed, shaking her head, “I knew this wouldn’t work.”

Itachi narrowed his eyes, “and what do you mean by that?” he said slowly.

She huffed, “Well, you see, Sasuke and Naruto were certain you could be turned on by a helpless girl in a bubble bath. I wasn’t so sure, but Sasuke swore you were obsessed with baths.” Sakura paused and gave a wistful sigh, “but, obviously not enough.” Sakura shook her head ruefully as she scooted off his lap and went to stand up.

She noticed out of the corner of her eyes Itachi averting his gaze from her body. She let out a snort of laughter. “Relax, Itachi, I’m not naked.”

Itachi shot a quick glance toward her, and noticed she was in fact wearing boy shorts and a sports bra. He marveled at the sculpted body of the woman standing above him, dragging his gaze upward, and appreciating how the bubbles slid down her skin.

A light cough brought him out of his trance and his eyes snapped up to hers. She wore an arrogant smirk and her eyes danced with mirth. “Like what you see, Tachi?

Holding her gaze he smirked and said, “It’s not bubble baths but oatmeal baths that I enjoy.”

She cocked her head to the side in confusion.

“They are therapeutic….and, don’t hide as much, Sa-ku-ra.” He finished with a smirk and a dangerous glint in his eyes.

Sakura’s eyes and mouth popped open in shock but she recovered quickly, schooling her features. “Hm, I’ll remember that for next time, Tachi.

She stepped out of the tub and grabbed Itachi’s dropped towel. Wrapping the towel around her shoulders, she turned and gave him one more seductive wink and was gone in a swirl of cherry petals.

Itachi chuckled as he leaned his head back and raked his fingers through his hair.

“This certainly could be interesting.”
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xmellowlellow posting in A 50 themed Naruto Community
User: xmellowlellow
Date: 2012-07-30 13:47
Subject: Lesons (Haruno Sakura, #11-Lady Luck)
Security: Public
Location:In the spin cycle
Mood:hopefulhopeful
Music:Bring up the lows bring down the highs

Title: Lessons
Author: xMellowLellow
Claim: Haruno Sakura
Theme: #11- Lady Luck
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto, nor do I own the song 'Lady Luck' by Jamie Woon (Except for owning it on my iPod ;D)
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Lady Luck ain't on my side.

There comes a time in every shinobi's career, where they become too complacent. For some, this complacency proves to be a detrimental mistake. For others, they are forced to face a situation that will remind them to never let their guard down for the rest of their lives.

Lady Luck ain't smiling down.

Haruno Sakura had become too certain of herself. She was confident in her abilities and her strength. She was sure that there was nothing that could bring her down. Confidence is key to being a shinobi, but, because she had spent so many years of her life in the shadows of her teammates, she was beginning to feel over-confident now that she had stepped out into the light. Taking on increasingly more dangerous missions. Taking more risks, bordering on recklessness.

Lady Luck don't care about my pride.

She realized she was in over her head too late. It was a mission she should have been able to handle without any problems. But she had become relaxed, letting her guard down for an instant, and it nearly cost her her life. The missing-nin that attacked her shouldn't have been a problem to defeat, so why was she losing? It was absolutely humiliating to Sakura to be defeated by an enemy so much lower than herself. It was unacceptable. But no matter how hard she fought, they still remained standing. In the end, she was lucky to leave alive, and intact, though she couldn't say much the same for her pride. 

Lady Luck lays it down.

Her mother had always said that humility is one of the greatest lessons to be learned. Sakura had never really understood what that meant, until now. Having to report to her Hokage and mentor, that she had failed on her mission because of a few measly missing-nin was probably the most mortifying thing she had had to do in her career as a shinobi. She was one of the elite, yet she had allowed her pride and arrogance to cloud her judgement and performance in the field. Her punishment was not a light one, and Sakura took it, knowing that it was well deserved. She would not be going on any missions, or working in the hospital for months. Because, if she was so careless on a mission, how could she possibly be left responsible for others' lives?

Lady Luck I need a little light.

The months slipped by achingly slow. She spent the time training. Training and training. Day in and day out. She struggled with the dark cloud of depression that loomed ever present over her head. She wondered seriously, that maybe she wasn't truly cut out for this line of work. But her personal bundle of sun helped her through. Naruto, with his ceaseless energy and optimism helped her through it all. Helping her train and get back on her feet again. Helping her to regain some of the confidence she had lost. 

Lady Luck I need you now.

Her first mission back on the rosters, was, as expected, a lower level mission. But she was ecstatic. She remembered all the reasons why she loved being a shinobi for Konoha all over again. She took pride in that. She realized, that was where her pride needed to lie. With her village, not with herself.

Lady Luck don't let me down. 

Slowly she regained her status. Her missions became increasingly difficult once again, but this time, she kept her arrogance in check. She made sure her self-awareness never wavered. 

Lady Luck you save my life tonight.

This mission, again, was a dangerous one. She knew there were several times where she should have been captured, or even left dead. But, somehow, she managed through it all flawlessly. The relief that washed through her body after completion left her giddy and thankful. Her vein coursed with adrenalin as she sped on her way home.

Lady Luck I owe you now.
Lady Luck is standing by my side.
Lady Luck won't let me drown.
Lady Luck shows me a better sign.
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A/N: Meh. So, I figured I really needed to post something, since its been, what, over a year since my last posting? Yeah. And I'm not very satisfied with this one, but whatever. Leave some feedback please. mkay

Much Love.

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the devil inside. posting in A 50 themed Naruto Community
User: sundaymess
Date: 2012-07-02 23:34
Subject: when the darkness falls under your hair, there i'll be (itachi & sakura, #27)
Security: Public
Title: when the darkness falls under your hair, there i'll be ♥
Author/Artist: sundaymess
Claim: Uchiha Itachi & Haruno Sakura
Theme: #27 - violin
Rating: T
Word Count: 3730
Summary: Sakura has unexpected talents, but it is Itachi that is full of surprises.
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.
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the devil inside. posting in A 50 themed Naruto Community
User: sundaymess
Date: 2012-05-02 10:40
Subject: when words fail (uchiha itachi & haruno sakura, #39 - silk kimono)
Security: Public
Title: when words fail ♥
Author/Artist: sundaymess
Claim: Uchiha Itachi & Haruno Sakura
Theme: #39 - silk kimono
Rating: T
Word Count: 1644
Summary: Itachi was never one for words.
Warnings: Not suitable for children. AU.
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.
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the devil inside. posting in A 50 themed Naruto Community
User: sundaymess
Date: 2012-04-29 22:53
Subject: i'll keep the lights out, i'll tell you fairy tales (itachi & sakura, #37)
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Title: i'll keep the lights out, i'll tell you fairy tales ♥
Author/Artist: sundaymess
Claim: Uchiha Itachi & Haruno Sakura
Theme: #37 - training
Rating: T
Word Count: 1824
Summary: In which the truth is revealed, and Sasuke realizes he has a world of pain to look forward to.
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.
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the devil inside. posting in A 50 themed Naruto Community
User: sundaymess
Date: 2012-04-24 01:21
Subject: a tale rewritten (uchiha itachi & haruno sakura, #49 - curtain call)
Security: Public
Music:blessthefall - The Reign | Powered by Last.fm
Title: a tale rewritten ♥
Author/Artist: sundaymess
Claim: Uchiha Itachi & Haruno Sakura
Theme: #49 - curtain call (the final act)
Rating: T
Word Count: 4726
Summary: History is a set of lies agreed upon. Sakura, in the process of reteaching his 'history' to an amnesic Itachi, cannot agree more. What he doesn't know though, is that her version, comprised of civilian life and peace, is the biggest lie yet. In which Itachi forgets, and Sakura also forgets - if not her propriety then her sanity - and throws all caution to the wind as she takes on the biggest, stupidest task of her life. AU!
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.

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the devil inside. posting in A 50 themed Naruto Community
User: sundaymess
Date: 2012-04-20 12:48
Subject: and i see your progress stretched out for miles and miles (itachi & sakura, #5)
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Title: and i see your progress stretched out for miles and miles
Author/Artist: sundaymess
Claim: Uchiha Itachi & Haruno Sakura
Theme: #05 - your precious someone
Rating: K+
Word Count: 3065
Summary: Itachi has an unexpected request. Sakura couldn't be happier to oblige.
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.
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the devil inside. posting in A 50 themed Naruto Community
User: sundaymess
Date: 2012-04-09 16:25
Subject: lay awake in lust and rust in the rain (uchiha itachi & haruno sakura, #18 - dreams)
Security: Public
Title: lay awake in lust and rust in the rain
Author/Artist: sundaymess
Claim: Uchiha Itachi & Haruno Sakura
Theme: #18 - dreams
Rating: T
Word Count: 2443
Summary: Two vignettes of Itachi and Sakura of the blurry years in-between, where she grows, he learns, and they progress. Towards what though, is still an unfolding mystery unknown to both. ♥
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.
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Elle posting in A 50 themed Naruto Community
User: kay_elle6778
Date: 2012-01-02 15:17
Subject: #32 Hunternin
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Theme 32 - Hunternin
Title: The Truth Behind the Mask
Author: elle6778
Rating: M
Characters: Sakura, Itachi and Deidara
Summary: One needs to look beneath the underneath because things are not always as they seem. Sakura knows this is easier said than done. Deidara doesn't care to look at all, while Itachi understands the saying more than anyone else. Or does he? ItaSaku DeiSaku.


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Elle posting in A 50 themed Naruto Community
User: kay_elle6778
Date: 2011-12-21 18:57
Subject: #18 Dreams - The Perfect Dream
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I've disappeared for a while and I come back with a SasuSaku instead of an ItaSaku. :P 


Title: The Perfect Dream

Author: elle6778

Theme: 50-shinobi Theme 18: Dreams

Rating: T/PG-13

Characters: Sakura and Sasuke

Summary: When the dream to reunite Team 7 ends, it is surprisingly easy to bury the pain and carry on. But how long can one pretend?  A 2-part SasuSaku. 


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