Sakura’s clothes were in tatters. Lacerations covered her arms, but the vast majority of the blood, Sasuke could deduce, was coming from her midsection. "I need to get you the hospital."
"I’m fine, Sasuke-kun."
"Sakura, don’t be annoy—"
"My seal. It’s taking care of it. See?" Pushing back on wobbly knees, Sakura raised her arms for his perusal. Upon closer inspection, he could see that the wounds were slowly fading. "I’m regenerating. I just need to…"
She fell forward. He caught her, gently bringing her into his embrace. Her head settled under his chin. He could feel her soft exhalations against the skin of his neck. His hand at the small of her back, Sasuke began to focus. He let his chakra radiate from his fingertips.
She let out a soft noise of contentment, recognising at once that he was using preliminary medical ninjutsu.
"So you haven’t stopped reading my scrolls," she murmured.
It was for the best that she could not see his face, which had turned scarlet as her lips moved over his neck. Balancing her as best as he could, Sasuke pulled her further into the apartment, shutting the door behind them.
"Just keep me up for a little longer. I’ll be good as new in a minute."
His grip tightened. “Aa.”
As I synchronize my breathing and throbbing heartbeat,
I kick against this window frame, and take off into the sky.
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I like to imagine Sakura being in some sort of danger and Gaara is all “Nah, I will protect you bae,” and incoming flustered feelings and cool sand effects and this art was born.This is my part of an art trade with !!