Sakura watched helplessly as the beam barreled towards. She prayed that something would come along to save her like last time, but alas, it was not to be. The beam completed its short journey and coiled around the pink-haired girl.
Sakura cried out as a strange energy permeated her body. She had never felt anything like it before, but it almost felt as if it were breaking her body down piece by piece. Perhaps like being digested? Soon, Sakura's cries ceased as her entire body transmogrified and condensed into a small glowing orb the size of a melon.
"Sakura!" Temari cried out having witnessed her friend's transformation.
Marunomi smirked cruelly and yanked her arm back. The beam retracted with the Sakura orb attached to it. The beam disappeared back into the Tongue, leaving behind only the Sakura orb, which Marunomi grabbed with her left hand. She held it up like a prize.
"You...What have you done?!" cried Temari.
"Beautiful, isn't it?" Marunomi replied. "An entire human being reduced to pure chakra. Pure...delicious chakra, just like your bun-haired friend."
Marunomi smacked her curved belly for emphasis. Temari now understood beyond any doubt that this was the same fate that had befallen Tenten.
"But I have to say that pinky looks even tastier," Marunomi continued. "Well, only one way to find out."
"No! You can't!" Temari cried.
But her objections were futile. Marunomi opened her mouth wide and popped the Sakura orb right inside. With her cheeks puffed out, Marunomi closed her jaw and moved the orb to the back of her throat. She proceeded to swallow it whole, like a snake devouring an egg. The orb briefly bulged out her neck as it passed through her esophagus. Soon, the Sakura orb came to its final resting place in another of Marunomi's five stomachs, one that happened to be adjacent to the one that the Tenten orb resided. Marunomi's abdomen bulged out even more as it made room for the newly-devoured Leaf ninja.
"Ah, absolutely delicious," Marunomi said, stroking her expanded belly. "Even better than the last one."