Hinata sighed as she looked around the moonlit pond. The Hyuuga Heiress was standing on a bridge that was overlooking a pond. Kurenai-sensei had given them the day off, and Hinata just wandered around town, her feet bringing her to this place, the place she tried to keep away from the most. Hinata was tempted to leave, but knew no matter how much she wanted to, she couldn't. The pale eyed girl lay her hand on the cold stone bridge.
The water in the pond swayed slightly, though there was no breeze or anything to cause movement. She felt tears creep up from behind her eyes. "No! I will not cry." She scolded herself, blinking away the tears. She had cried too much these past few years. So much, that she no longer wanted to shed another. Her hand slipped from the stone, hanging lifelessly at her side. Hinata walked off the bridge and close to some trees. She found what she was looking for. Her lips turned up a bit when she caught site of them. Kneeling down, Hinata plucked some of the lavender colored flowers growing near the pond. After gathering an appropriate number, Hinata walked back to the bridge, standing in the middle.
"These are for you, Kaa-san. I hope you like them. They're your favourite. I tried finding the name of them, I really did, but I couldn't. I think you found a whole new type of flowers. Here Kaa-san, I named them Haruka, after you." Hinata held her arms out over the bridge, dropping them into the water. Her hands trembled. "Things are going better than they used to. Neiji-nii-san is kinder to me now, and Hanabi isn't as secluded and cold. Tou-san has begun to open up to me, but not as much as he did when you were still here. I really miss you, Kaa-san." Her body began to shake, but she calmed herself down, taking deep breaths.
"I'm getting really good at medical jutsus. Tsunade-sama is giving me some lessons, but not as much as she gives Sakura-san. I guess it's because she thinks I have potential in both being a medical nin and a kunoichi. Kurenai-sensei is thinking about entering me for the jounin exams. I don't think I'm ready yet, but I'm going to try my hardest, just like how Naruto-kun did when he took the exam!" She blushed as she remembered the blonde-haired seventeen-year old she had a crush on.
"I don't think I've told you about him yet. His name is Uzumaki Naruto. He's a blond-haired jounin and has whisker-like marks on his cheeks. He's very loud and likes to play pranks. But...he's very brave and never gives up. He is the reason I'm here today. If it weren't for him, I would've never made it this far, I would've never become the person I am. When he was younger, he wasn't very good-looking. But now, he has a fanclub that matches even Uchiha Sasuke's. Naruto also brought Sasuke back from Orochimaru. They both defeated Itachi, Sasuke's older brother, together. That was a year ago. Naruto and Sakura started dating before they brought Sasuke back. I think Naruto's going to ask Sakura to marry him! Isn't that wonderful?" Hinata asked cheerfully. Despite her cheerful voice, inside, Hinata's heart was breaking.
Hinata laughed bitterly. "You know Kaa-san, the only thing keeping me from killing myself was Naruto. And now, now that he's no longer in my grasp, not even a little bit, I think I'm going to join you up there, Kaa-san. Yes. That's what I'm going to do." Hinata said, chuckling a bit. Hinata stumbled off the bridge, her back leaning against a nearby tree. She shakily reached inside her jacket and brought out a dagger. The sheath and hilt was light purple. It was decorated with stones and jewels. "Look Kaa-san. It's the dagger Tou-san bought me for my birthday last year." Hinata slid the dagger out of its sheath, dropping the sheath on the ground. She gazed almost dreamily at the sharp edge. "I wonder what would happen if I-" Hinata cut her finger on the blade. "Oh! The pain feels almost...comforting." She said breathlessly.
The dreamy look in her eyes didn't disappear. "Neiji-nii-san, Tou-san, Hanabi-chan, Sakura-chan, Ino-chan, Tenten-chan, Shino-kun, Kiba-kun, Kurenai-sensei...Naruto-kun. Please forgive me. I'm coming, Kaa-san." Hinata whispered into the night as she prepared to drive the dagger through her own heart. She closed her eyes almost peacefully. As she started to plunge the dagger, something swiftly grabbed her hand, knocking the dagger out of hers. The larger hand entwined their fingers together. Hinata was looking down, and she opened her eyes, gazing at a black and orange jacket.
The larger figure said nothing, merely staring at her with a look of love, wonder, and lust mixed together in one. "Hinata." He whispered huskily. She didn't respond. He stepped closer, not letting go of her hand.
"Why." She asked coldly. "Why did you stop me?" Naruto closed his eyes.
"Don't leave me Hinata." He told her. "Please, don't ever leave me." Hinata smiled bitterly.
"Why are you asking me that? Wouldn't you rather ask Sakura?" Naruto smiled slightly.
"I broke up with Sakura-chan. I told her I didn't love her. I never really did. It was just a thing that came and went. She wasn't angry. In fact, she seemed almost relieved. I think Sasuke's going to ask her out." He told her. Hinata didn't look surprised, but she felt a twinge of hope fluttering from her chest.
"What does that have anything to do with me?" Hinata asked him. He didn't respond. She felt him move, lowering himself to come face to face with her, leaning closer to her as he did so. Hinata kept her head down. She could feel his breath on her face, before she felt lips capture her own. Naruto used his head to tilt hers up, so he could have better access to her mouth. Hinata relaxed for a moment, but came to her senses and broke away from him, turning her head to the right. Naruto had his right hand on the tree, placed beside her shoulder. They're hands were still entwined. Naruto kissed her a second time, causing her to break away again. She was breathing heavily.
"Naruto stop it." She said.
"No." He mumbled before catching her in another passionate kiss. Hinata broke away again, looking down. Pink tinted her cheeks. Naruto smirked and slid his lips down to her ear. "I won't stop. Not until your mine." Hinata shivered at his tone of voice. Her mouth dropped slightly and she sucked in some air when she felt something nibble at her ear. His lips slid down again before stopping at her neck. She whimpered as she felt his tongue licking at her neck and his lips suckling her skin. She heard him growl, before she felt the cloth from her forehead protecter slip away. It fell with a dull 'thump' on the dirt floor. Unconciously, she tilted her head to the left, giving him more access to her neck. His eyes flashed red, before going back to their original virbant blue. His tongue and lips attacked the pale, slender column of her neck.
"Naruto-kun." Hinata whimpered. He silenced her with a swift kiss to her lips.
"Just Naruto." He said, before going back to her neck. Her breathing became irregular, feeling something nip at her shoulder. His lips went back to hers. His tongue licked her lower one, asking for permission. Hinata, her mind hazy, granted his permission, not hesitating to part her lips. Hinata tilted her head up while he kissed her with such passion that any thoughts of killing herself were instantly gone from her thoughts. She barely noticed that he had pressed their bodies against the tree, or that his hand slipped into her jacket, feeling the smooth skin above her waist. The only thing existing was the fact he was kissing her, and she was kissing back.
This time, Naruto broke apart from Hinata. He looked her over. She was panting heavily, her cheeks were flushed, her mouth was parted and her lips were swollen. He smirked again before capturing her lips once more. Naruto's right hand was now on her lower back, pressing her body to his. Hinatas left hand was clutching his shoulder tightly while their other hands were still entwined together. Hinata pulled away and rested her head on Naruto's chest. "Tell me this isn't dream. Dear god please tell me it's not a dream." She said, drawing in a shaky breath.
"I assure you Hinata. This is one hundred percent real." His hot breath tickled her ear. "Then someone pinch me." She requested. Naruto smirked and his right hand traveled lower to her rear end, pinching her butt. She squeaked and jumped.
"Naruto!" She shrieked. Naruto started to double over and laugh. Stifling his laughs, he turned to her.
"Well you did ask me to pinch you." He snickered. She tried to glare at him, but failed miserably and ended up whacking him playfully on the arm. He stopped after a few seconds and looked at her again, love evident in his glowing blue eyes. She blushed again and looked away. He turned her face to look at him. "I'm serious though. I did break up with Sakura-chan. Because I never loved her. It was just some stupid crush I had." He smiled softly. "The person I really loved, is you, Hinata." Hinata's eyes widened and her mouth parted.
His hands cupped her cheeks. "It's a wonder I didn't notice you before. You're so beautiful." Hinata blushed. "Let's stay together forever Hinata. Just the two of us." He whispered lovingly, before his lips to hers in a soul-searching kiss. Tears fell down her cheeks as she kissed back. Her eyes opened again as she broke apart from him.
"Yes. Forever Naruto. I will stay with you forever." She sniffled happily. His smile widened and he hugged her. She led him to the growing lavender flowers, and they both found a spot in the middle of the flowers. Naruto sat down and pulled Hinata down with him, forcing her to sit on his lap. She didn't mind. Instead, she rested the back of her head on his shoulder as he wrapped his arms around her. They both looked at the ripples in the water. Hinata's eyes cast upwards.
'I'm sorry, but I guess you'll have to wait for a bit, Kaa-san. I'm needed down here.'
A long-haired woman stood in the middle of the pond, where the ripples originated from. She had a slim figure. Her eyes were a pale purple. From what anyone could tell, she was very beautiful. She was translucent. And she had a soft and gentle, motherly look on her face as she gazed at the young couple sitting on the Haruka flowers. 'That's okay Hinata. I can wait. After all, Naruto needs you more than I do right now. Don't worry, I'll always be watching over you, wherever you go.'
"I love you Naruto."
"I love you too, Hinata."
'As do I, my beloved daughter.'