"Naruto," I say.
"What is it?" he asks.
"I'm gonna go to the Sand Village for a little," I tell him.
"What? Why!, he says, concerned.
"I need to talk to Temari. I won't be long. Don't tell anyone," I say. He nods.
Knock knock knock. 'I hope she's home,' I think to myself. The door opens and Kankuro is standing there.
"Hi, Kankuro. Is Temari home?" I ask.
"Yeah. Why?" he says.
"I need to talk to her," I reply.
He stands there for a moment, then calls Temari's name. "Temari! Saya's here!"
She comes down the stairs and I catch a glimpse of Gaara.
"Hey, Saya. You wanted me?" Temari asks.
"Yeah. Can I talk to you about something?" I say.
"Sure," she says, walking out the door. I take one last at Gaara before following.
"So you wanted to talk?" Temari asks.
"Huh? Oh yeah. I need some advice," I say. She nods, listening.
"You know Naruto & Sasuke right?" She nods, looking at me.
"Well, they both like me. I saw Sasuke and Sakura kissing one day. And yesterday at the hospital, Sasuke told me it wasn't his fault, that Sakura did it," I say.
"Mmhm," she says.
"And Naruto has been the greatest friend ever since I told him that. And he said he loved me," I confess, thinking back to that day.
"Wow," Temari replies.
"Also, Sasuke wants me to think about forgiving him," I look at her expectantly.
She's quiet for a moment.
"Well, did it seem like the Uchiha kid meant it when he said it wasn't his fault?" Temari asks.
"I don't know. He sounded as hurt as I did when I came here for the first time. It sounded sincere, though. I don't know what to think of it," I tell her.
"Hm... I see," she says.
"This is why I came to you," I say, "I couldn't go to Sakura or Ino because they like Sasuke. And Hinata likes Naruto, so she was out."
"I see," she says again.
"Do you have any advice? Cause I'm afraid if I don't get along with Sasuke and Naruto and fail to keep them friends, they would attack each other," I reply.
"Why don't you just tell them?" Temari suggests.
"I'd never tell them both at the same time," I counter.
"Hmm... Then tell them separately. If that doesn't work, then you could just find someone else, right?" she says.
"That might work," I reply, thinking of Kiba.
"Right. So the only thing left is figuring out who to tell first..." she says aloud. I'm silent, letting her think.
"I say tell the Uchiha kid first, then the Jinchuriki," she tells me.
"Who?" I'm confused.
"The Nine-Tails. Naruto," she confirms.
"Oh. Okay. I'll try it. Wait, what do I tell them?"\ I say.
"That since they both like you, they should give you time to decide who you're going with. And whoever you choose, the other will just be a friend," she says.
We're back at her house.
"So you want me to come back and tell you what happens?" I ask.
"Definitely. Oh, by the way," Temari leans in, "Gaara really likes you. Don't tell anyone I said that. Not even him."
"I won't. Thanks, Temari," I say. I turn around to leave, but I decide to give Temari a hug. She doesn't mind.
"You're a great friend, Temari," I tell her. She smiles. I disappear and return to Leaf Village.