|The Kunoichis That Didn't Belong
Author: Saga of Eternal Rain PM
Sakura, Hinata, Ino, TenTen, and Temari feel useless, weak, and that their team doesn't need them. Together, they undergo some secret training to become stronger. One day, they can't take it any longer so they leave the team. Story Complete!Rated: Fiction T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 28 - Words: 49,448 - Reviews: 176 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 06-30-10 - Published: 02-11-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3388176
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The Kunoichis That Didn't Belong Ch. 28
Titled: Final Fight and Epilogue of What Happened After
Disclaimer: I DON'T OWN NARUTO!
Recap: Of course, all eyes had to turn to her and Kabuto turned to Shino and said, "Well? Capture her!"
Kiba was still occupied with Akamaru, but when Shino leapt at Hinata, Akamaru ran behind Hinata while Shino's Kikaichū bugs came to the front. Seeing his bugs before him made him hesitate in his attack, but Kiba's loud voice yelled at him to not hit Akamaru. Shino frowned, seeing as Akamaru wasn't really near him and his bugs were much closer, but he didn't respond.
That's when the thirteen other shinobi crashed through one after the other onto the scene.
Place: Forest Clearing
Date: Day of Meeting
"Hinata!" The four kunoichi immediately raced toward her. Temari and TenTen reached her first, so they pushed back Shino away from Hinata. Sakura and Ino reached them a moment later and those two helped to heal Hinata's wounds while the other two kept a defense against the enemy.
"Are Shino and Kiba on our side?" Ino whispered as Sakura patched up Hinata's back.
She shook her head. "No, but Akamaru and the Kikaichū bugs are."
Ino raised an eyebrow. "Ok, weird, but good to know."
Sakura finished healing Hinata and the three turned their attention to the other side of the clearing where the enemies lay.
All the shinobi were lined up across from the kunoichi with Orochimaru and Kabuto at the way end. The kunoichi took on a similar formation, copycatting them.
Under her breath but loud enough for the girls to hear, TenTen said, "Since they're under mind control, we'll have to attack Kabuto and Orochimaru, am I right Ino?"
"Yes, and maybe hold him hostage and force him to undo the jutsu." Ino said. "But since he'll likely refuse, see if he summons an object—it would hold the seal or jutsu and if it breaks then the whole thing breaks."
"So how do we identify this object?" Hinata asked. "And why would he summon it out anyway?"
"Well, if he sealed away like TenTen does with her weapons he has to summon it. But if not, then the object is most likely on him or Orochimaru!"
"What do we do if it's sealed?" Sakura asked.
"Then we'll just have to make him summon it." Ino responded with determination.
"Okay, who will do what? We should split it by job." Temari said. "I'll be offensive."
"Well, I think that Hinata should go for Orochimaru and Kabuto. Sakura, and Ino, you should go with her as well." TenTen said. "I'm sure me and Temari can hold them off long enough for you to reach them."
"Yeah, but those two are the stronger shinobi—we should all team up against them and attack together." Sakura stated.
"That's true but we don't want the numbers to overwhelm." TenTen said.
"But we're outnumbered anyway!" Sakura argued.
"We could still have a chance." TenTen said.
"Guys, let's not argue." Hinata said persuasively. "Let's quickly tell each other what we want to do before the fight starts—I don't think they will wait any longer."
"I am going head on attack." Temari immediately said.
"As will I." TenTen said.
"I shall go after Kabuto and Orochimaru, so you'll have to clear a path and cover for me." Hinata told them. "I also believe that Shino's Kikaichū bugs and Akamaru will aid me, won't you?" She turned to the animal and insect as she spoke and they nodded and buzzed in agreement.
"Well, we can't just let Hinata face those two alone—I'll go with her." Ino said.
They looked at Sakura who sighed.
"Fine. I'll go with Ino and Hinata." Sakura said, agreeing. "But I'm afraid that we won't be strong enough to defeat or subdue them."
"Don't doubt yourself, Sakura." Temari said with a smirk. "Use what you've learned."
"Shouldn't we attack now?" Sasuke asked Kabuto impatiently.
"No, just wait a little more." Kabuto said. "It'll be fun to see them set a plan in motion and then watch it crumble before their eyes."
"Well, I guess." Naruto said doubtfully and Sai and Chouji nodded slightly as well.
"Tch." Neji scoffed at them. "I agree with the Uchiha—better to strike first and gain a sure victory than to gloat with self-confidence and then loose." He stated.
"Oh, but weren't you like that?" Kabuto said in a mocking voice. "If I seem to recall, in the battle against Naruto in the Chuunin Exams, you were overconfident but lost."
Neji glowered darkly at Kabuto. "Yes, and that's why we should attack now."
"Well, us attacking is very much like your battle as well. But the difference is that we simply won't loose. Do you follow?" Kabuto asked.
Neji glanced away with narrowed eyes. "Fine. We'll do it your way."
Kabuto smiled. "Good."
Lee, Naruto, Sai, Sasuke, Chouji, and Kiba exchanged uneasy glances while Kankuro, Gaara, Shino, and Shikamaru remained indifferent. It seemed that they would have to choose between Neji and Kabuto . . . not now, but very soon.
"Well, what else should the plan be?" Lee asked, trying to disperse the atmosphere. "Shouldn't we strategize?"
"Yes, but I think that Shikamaru here already has a plan." Kabuto replied smoothly and glance at Shikamaru.
The Nara gave a sigh. "Yeah, I got a plan."
As Naruto opened his mouth, Shikamaru continued to speak. "And yes, I have a good idea of what they," he gestured to the girls, "are going to do next as well. Just listen, Naruto."
Naruto closed his mouth and they all hushed to hear Shikamaru's plan.
"Alright, it's now or never." Ino said.
"Ino's right." Temari agreed, impatient. "And I'm guessing lazy-ass over there is already done formulating about seventy plans against us, so we have to use surprise to our advantage."
"It looks like they're ready for us though." Sakura pointed out.
Ino let out a short bark of laughter. "Hah! Yeah, right!" She shook her head. "No, they're still talking, like we were a second ago. Planning."
"Then we should attack now." Hinata said fiercely.
"Let's go." TenTen said, fingering a round object in her hand. She then leapt high into the air and lobbed it towards the shinobi side.
They stopped listened to Shikamaru as one of the kunoichi leapt into the air and threw something at them.
The object, if the target was the shinobi, missed—stopping short of them by at least five feet, and Chouji said as much.
But Shikamaru, the genius, only shook his head. "Not that simple, I'm afraid. Look." He gestured and they looked in the pointed direction to see that smoke had been billowing out and had rapidly covered much of the clearing with a thick smoke, so that it was impossible to see through it.
The advancing smoke was soon quickly upon and among the shinobi, and they covered their mouths so as not to breathe it in. Silence was everywhere as the enemy could find them with the slightest sound and the shinobi were blind in this state. But the same could also go for the kunoichi.
Eyes flickered in every direction, a constant turning to maybe catch the enemy. Some efforts to dispel the smoke was used but only succeeded in sending the smoke to spread around them which didn't help.
White Byakugan eyes scanned the area as red Sharingan eyes attempted to detect movement. Sand spread across the clearing, hoping to be given clues to the enemy's whereabouts and ink creatures were sent out in patrols. Only ten clones were created and discreet sniffing as well as sharp ears of no avail was used. The rest of the shinobi could only be on their guard, that of the kunoichi as well.
It was then that the kunoichi struck. Hard and fast.
They were upon the guarded shinobi in a matter of minutes and soon fighting could be heard everywhere. All they could do was fight and hope it was the enemy while trying not to attack each other.
Sai leapt into the air on an ink creature but was struck with kunai before he could gain the altitude of flight.
Naruto, all ten of him, ran around screaming to alert his teammates of his location. Though it was risky since the kunoichi could also hear him, he took it because there was ten of him and it was in his personality to do so.
Gaara's sand had spread out and alerted him to who was where, and so he had a general idea of his teammates' position. Then he got barraged by a lot of kunai so he had to retract most of his sand to cover and protect him. He also shot out sand in different directions, hoping to hit his unseen enemy.
Sand covered Kankuro from head to toe and he let out a spluttered "Hey!" in the direction of where he believed his brother to be. Then, he quickly raised his kunai to block an incoming attack from his left.
Sasuke cursed as he was barraged by senbon from three directions and he tried to dodge as much as he could. However, he couldn't see anything in this damned smoke and he couldn't send anything out since he didn't want to accidentally hit his ally. But as he dodged an exploding tag tied to a kunai, Sasuke grit his teeth and threw several exploding tags attached to kunai out. He'd have to take that chance.
Lee and Neji were whirlwinds as they blocked and deflected the flying projectiles. Senbon, kunai, tanto, katana, and tonfa littered the ground around them, unable to even scrape the two teammates.
"Neji, can you see?" Lee asked, still in a stance on his guard.
Neji smirked with Byakugan-activated eyes. "Perfectly."
Shino, Kiba, and Chouji were back-to-back in a triangle facing the smoke, all three wary and on guard. They had heard the fights around them, yet they had not been attacked.
"Maybe they've just missed us." Chouji suggested quietly.
"Perhaps." Shino agreed. "What can you smell, Kiba?"
"Nothing but the stench of mixed smoke—what on earth was used?" Kiba responded.
They were silent for a moment after that, but not for long.
"Duck!" Shino ordered and the two followed him in dropping down to the ground. Several makibishi flew past them, and landed on the ground right next to Chouji.
A moment later, a running Naruto crashed into Kiba, but missed Chouji and Shino because they got out of the way just in time.
"Naruto? Watch where you're going idiot!" Kiba growled as he pulled Naruto off him.
The blonde sheepishly rubbed the back of his head. "Sorry Kiba." He then put his hands together in front of him and created twenty more clones. "Okay, let's spread out and draw them out!" Naruto told his clones. "And help our teammates!"
"YEAH!" The Narutos cheered loudly and ran off with determination.
"Come on, we should stick together." Naruto said to Shino, Kiba, Chouji, all of whom nodded and followed him into the smoke.
Kabuto and Orochimaru were a safe distance away from all the fighting happening around and in front of them.
"Orochimaru-sama, should we go now?" Kabuto asked.
"No, no. I want to see the outcome of this Kabuto." Orochimaru replied. "Don't you want to see?"
"Of course I do." Kabuto replied with a smile.
However, inside of him was confused, wary, and even a bit worried. The shinobi had constantly asked the kunoichi to join them in the dark side. Though they were following their orders, Kabuto wondered if some compassion within them had driven them to spare the kunoichi they were sent to attack. Really, they should have been sent to attack the kunoichi different teams . . . but Orochimaru and himself as well, had wanted to see the girls suffer at seeing their once-closest friend and allies attacking them directly and that would help to crush them brutally.
True, the shinobi still retained their personalities, but that was expected because he and Orochimaru had only brainwashed them to make them obey their orders. However, it was a bit disconcerting to see much more of the personalities showing . . . That was displayed when Neji argued against him.
Maybe something was wrong with it.
Kabuto glanced around cautiously and then discreetly reached a hand into the inside of his vest, taking out a long rectangular object. The rectangular box-like object was like a wooden block, but hollow and light. It fit right in his vest and was colored orange, cream, and white.
Upon inspection, he found two cracks running along the side of it. He narrowed his eyes at this sight and frowned, expression darkening.
Kankuro had managed to reach Gaara and now the two brothers were fighting side-by-side. It seemed as if the projectiles being flung at them would never cease to end.
But slowly, the smoke was lifting.
Hinata, with her Byakugan-activated eyes, had led her team of attackers to the place where Orochimaru and Kabuto were waiting the fights out. With her in the lead, they managed to dodge all the confused and attacking shinobi and thrown weapons, while stealthily approaching their targets.
"Kikaichū and Akamaru. Do you know where the object Ino was talking about is?" Hinata asked the dog-nin and the insects who were on either side of her.
The Kikaichū bugs buzzed a 'yes' and Akamaru agreed with a nod.
"Good." Hinata said. "Can you possibly get it if we distract them? Plan 148, just like in training. Distract and Acquire."
"What's that?" Sakura asked Hinata curiously from the left side of Hinata.
"It's nothing, just a plan." Hinata said. "Don't worry, their on our side."
"I see them!" Ino hissed, and they fell silent and ready to attack.
Hinata's eyes saw Kabuto and an object in his hand. Her eyes narrowed and she made that her target.
Taking out ten kunai, Hinata ran straight at them from the front and threw the weapons with precise precision.
Ino and Sakura, following the plan, fanned out to the east and west side of Orochimaru and Kabuto, surrounding them. Then, they too attacked.
Kabuto was startled when the kunai were launched. He had not expected them to attack him, and had been caught off guard. He quickly stuffed the hollow block inside his jacket and dodged the remaining kunai. He glanced at Orochimaru who was hold his own quite well and fighting back against two kunoichi—the pinkette Sakura and the blonde Ino.
Focusing his attention back to his own battle just in time, Kabuto managed to dodge another kunai aimed at him.
"Come out and face me!" He called, trying to draw her out.
The Hyuuga came willingly at a charge, but the missing-nin was ready this time and fought back in hand-to-hand combat. As he fought her, he realized that she had become quite formidable, and twice he had to concentrate on his own moves so as to block her incoming fists.
It was perhaps two minutes into the battle that he realized she was aiming for his internal chakra points. He mentally berated himself since he knew she was a Hyuuga and he should have known better than to let her get that close to immobilizing him.
He struck out his leg to kick her and she kicked him at the same time he did, so that they both flew apart from each other. But neither would give up so both rushed back at each other to attack.
TenTen wondered if the others were doing okay in disabling the leaders. She was currently atop a tree and had been aiming several projectiles at Sasuke who was about two feet away from her. Then, she would jump from tree to tree and attack the many Narutos below. Temari, on the other hand, had been striking Sai down from his ink creature of flight and had also been attacking her brothers.
Both knew they had to finish quickly since they had to help out Ino, Hinata, and Sakura fight Orochimaru and Kabuto. There was also the fact that they knew the smoke was slowly dispersing, and with it would be their cover.
Orochimaru had never once been off of his guard, and so he knew it when he was attacked by Sakura and Ino at the same time.
He easily dodged their attacks, and while he was being haughty about it, he was also taking care to not get hit by the pinkette's fists. After all, she had been trained by Tsunade, and so thus shared the same tremendous amount of strength that befit a Sannin.
"You really should give up. This is all very pointless." He said to taunt them.
"Never!" Ino shouted defiantly and kept attacking Orochimaru as well as evading his attacks.
"There." Neji pointed after he scanned the entire area with Byakugan. "I believe that to be Temari's chakra signature."
"Right." Lee ran straight to the given direction and used a flying kick, solidly connecting with someone.
Neji turned and grabbed two of the nearby Narutos. "Help Lee." He said, even though he knew fully well that Lee would need no help. But it would be good for his teammates to know where one of the enemies resided at.
Both Narutos nodded and ran after Lee.
Sasuke was with Naruto, Shino, Kiba, and Chouji, and several other clones of Naruto who had joined him three minutes ago. He hated being so helpless but he wouldn't let that stop him from attacking. Their opponent had to be here somewhere and he fully intended to find her.
Temari was struck in the side unsuspectingly by Lee's flying kick. Cursing at herself for being caught off guard, she fought back.
Following Lee were two Narutos and she became outnumbered three to one. But the numbers evened out soon enough and then it was just Lee versus Temari once more.
Lee, as the expert taijutsu user of the both of them, was very difficult to wear out. Temari found herself glad to have increased her own stamina and strength during her time in the Hidden Snow Village in the Snow Country, Yukigakure. She guessed that she would not even have stood a chance against Lee, much less the other shinobi, without it.
Sai entered the scene, changing the numbers of the battle, but Temari held her own against the both of them.
Then her brothers appeared, and quickly aided Lee with disabling their sister.
Concentrating, TenTen aimed several weapons at Sasuke but did not launch it. Instead she dropped to the ground off of the tree and faced Neji, dodging the sent kunai that had flown at her in process.
Their greetings were short, and monotone. Silence passed between them and soon, both eyes narrowed in unison as their bodies attacked each other simultaneously.
Their fight, much like a spar from the old days of them being teammates, ended greatly like it often did. With Neji as the winner and TenTen as the loser. And now, Neji's kunai was held menacingly at TenTen neck.
Everything was suddenly clear. The fog of smoke had dispersed, letting everything come out into the open.
The scene before them was a strange sight.
Five Narutos were scattered in the clearing—far away from any fight. They had very clearly run in the wrong direction.
Ino was on the ground, unable to move with Orochimaru's weapon pointing straight at her.
Sakura was already lying on the floor, her crumpled form not moving.
Kabuto held Hinata by the neck and was threatening to crush it with the slightest twitch of his fingers.
Sasuke, Shino, Naruto, two Naruto clones, Kiba, and Chouji had weapons out and were ready to attack the enemy.
TenTen was at the mercy of Neji as he was behind her and holding a kunai at her neck, preventing her movement.
Lee, Sai, Gaara, and Kankuro had Temari backed up against a tree.
"Kukuku . . ." Orochimaru said, his horrible laughter lingering in the still air. "I believe we have won."
As Orochimaru spoke, Temari used the small sliver of the moment to use what she called an opportunity. Moving her hand, she quickly reached behind her back, drew out and snapped open her giant fan to reveal all three of the purple moons.
During the entire period of the fight, from the start where TenTen threw the smoke bomb, she had not once used it. It hadn't been the time for it, and using it might have blown away their cover. But their cover was gone and her teammates were being threatened. She was sure now was the time to attack, and quickly swept the wind at Sasuke's group, blowing them off the ground to crash into Orochimaru.
That was the only attack she was allowed, for her brothers quickly took a hold of her fan, restraining her from using it. They were not cut from the steel points because they knew the right place to hold the fan without gaining injury.
Hinata, was just as decisive and quick as Temari even though she was currently being strangled to death by Kabuto. When Temari sent Sasuke, Shino, Naruto, Chouji, and Kiba slamming into Orochimaru, she used some of her precious air to shout hoarsely, "Now!"
At her word, a black cloud swarmed Kabuto directly. Instead of letting go, he responded by tightening his grip of Hinata, further cutting her air supply.
To his surprise, the bugs left Kabuto unharmed, and Hinata had not been rescued from his grasp. But as he looked at the cloud of bugs, he quickly recognized the hollow box within their grip. Directly underneath them was that stupid mutt of the Inuzuka's and when the box dropped from the air, the dog caught it in his mouth.
"Don't-!" Kabuto shouted as Akamaru fully crushed the hollow box in his mouth shattering it into thousands of pieces.
Kabuto cursed and turned his attention back to the Hyuuga in his grasp, and he made his hands tightened the grip he had around her neck. And that's when he found himself unable to move.
-(A/N: Insert Naruto Main Theme here and let it continue all the way through. Put it on Repeat if you have to. You don't have to play it out loud. Just think about it in your head. xP)-
"I don't think you should treat a girl like that." Shikamaru's lazy voice drifted into clearing, and Kabuto's eyes traveled downward to the floor where he saw the shadow connecting him to Shikamaru was. His eyes went back to Hinata when he felt his hands open, releasing her from his grasp. She fell to the floor, half-conscious and wheezing for breath.
TenTen found herself immediately released from Neji's kunai.
Temari's fan was freed from her brothers' hold over it and they, along with Sai and Lee turned to face Orochimaru's direction.
Sasuke, Shino, Naruto, Kiba, and Chouji all had the fortune of crashing into Orochimaru when Temari blew them over, and as soon as Akamaru broke the box, they quickly held the Sannin down, trapping him.
Ino crawled discreetly and quickly over to where Sakura's crumpled form lay and where Hinata was as well, and started to heal the both of them with her last reserves of chakra, trusting that the Orochimaru and Kabuto would be dealt with by the shinobi and that they would protect them should anything unexpected happened. The box containing the jutsu was broken and the guys were no longer under Orochimaru and Kabuto's control—she was certain of that.
With everyone back to normal, the tables of battle had turned with them overpowering Orochimaru and Kabuto. Using a lot of powerful and advanced jutsus, the S-ranked shinobi were disabled and imprisoned very quickly.
Sai was sent as a messenger to Konoha, and returned in the greatest speeds ever recorded with almost a battalion of elite ANBU. It was in fact, every ANBU available. Those shinobi went and seized the S-ranked ninja that was in custody of Shikamaru, Shino, Kiba, and Sasuke on the path away from the battle-marked clearing.
The ANBU left with Orochimaru and Kabuto in custody and with the shinobi, Shino, Kiba, Akamaru, Lee, Chouji, Gaara, and Kankuro in their company.
The ninja left behind headed towards the Hidden Star Village, Hoshigakure.
Date: Three Days after Meeting
"Ah, welcome back, welcome back!" Raika said, greeting the kunoichi that entered the room.
"We heard about Orochimaru getting captured by Konoha ANBU—it's all anyone can talk about!" Rayku said excitedly.
"Do you have it? The Ninkaidan Scroll?" Raika asked urgently.
TenTen nodded and presented the box in which they had sealed the scroll. Rayku took the scroll and examined it with a scrutinizing eye, and nodded in satisfaction. "Good job girls. You did great."
Raika nodded. "You can take a rest now and then start going on missions together from here on out! Won't that be great?"
The returned kunoichi exchanged glances with each other.
"Actually," TenTen looked her aunts straight in the eye. "We wish to resign from Organization O.S.U.Y."
However, they did not look surprised, only smiled gently. "We understand why you ask this request, and we've already decided to let you go should you ask us. You are relieved of your membership." Raika said.
"Your mentors and teammates have been informed prior to today and have given their consent this morning."
The kunoichi were speechless.
"Thank you, aunties." TenTen said gratefully, and bowed her head.
The others followed her example, and said in unison, "Thank you."
Rayku smiled at them. "Now, you should rest here tonight and then leave with good strength tomorrow."
"Good night girls. Have a pleasant return."
"Sakura." Sasuke faced the pinkette seriously.
"What is it, Sasuke?" she asked, not glancing at him.
"I'm sorry for hurting you."
Sakura's green eyes landed on him in surprise, and she saw his honesty.
"Can you forgive me? I never really meant any of that."
"I suppose I could."
Sasuke's lips touched hers and they briefly kissed.
Breaking away, Sasuke said, "Really?"
"Yes, if you don't fall under that kind of control again." She said teasingly. There was a twinkle in her eye as she smiled at him. "And if you kiss me again." She added softly.
He gave her a smirk and their lips met once again.
"Hinata-chan, I know it's late, but I like you a lot, and when I was trapped in the fog of that mind control, I couldn't control my actions, and I'm really, really, really sorry!" Naruto bowed to Hinata profusely announcing his apologies.
A startled Hinata stuttered out, "I-It's okay Naruto."
"No! It's not!" Naruto exclaimed. "I should have been stronger, but I wasn't and you got hurt!"
Hinata blushed and smiled at Naruto. "It's really alright Naruto. It wasn't your fault. I forgive you."
"No! I'll make myself stronger to protect you, Hinata-chan!" Naruto's cerulean-blue eyes had a determined gleam to them. "That's a promise, Hinata-chan! BELIEVE IT!"
Hinata smiled, but shook her head. "Thank you Naruto-kun, but I'm stronger now too, so I can protect myself. I'm not weak you know." She said gently.
"I don't think you're weak!" he said with wide eyes. "Actually, I think I'm gonna have to train harder to catch up to you!"
She blushed at the compliment. "Thanks Naruto-kun."
"I know!" Naruto exclaimed excitedly. "Let's both work together to become the strongest!"
"Okay!" she said happily.
"That's a promise! Dattebayo!"
With that said, Naruto grabbed her hand and pulled her into a deep hug. Her whole face turned red and as old habits died hard, Hinata Hyuuga fainted in Naruto's arms.
Feeling the limpness, Naruto looked at Hinata and screamed.
"GAAAAAAAAAHHH! HINATA-CHAN! ARE YOU OKAY? WHAT'S WRONG?"
Back in Konoha . . .
Kiba and Shino turned back towards the direction of where the rest of the shinobi team were supposed to be at.
"Hey, Shino, I got a feeling that Hinata fainted again . . ."
"I felt it too."
Ino looked shyly at Sai.
"Hey, thanks for saving me back there." She said. "You know, when I was falling."
"Oh, you're welcome. But it was nothing. Friends help each other." He said with a smile.
"Ah, right. Friends." Ino's voice managed to take on a disappointed tone, and Sai noticed it.
"Is something wrong, Ino-san?"
"Um, no. It's nothing." Ino turned her face away. She didn't know why she couldn't just tell him.
Examining her, Sai asked, "Are you sure?"
Ino took a deep breath and then turned to face him. "Actually there is something. I really like you. A lot."
Sai looked at her, caught off guard, but he gave her a smile.
"Can you wait for me to get used to my emotions first?"
"Okay . . ." Ino said, "But, can I help you?"
"Of course. I was going to ask you to." Sai then smiled at her and she could tell it was genuine.
"Temari, it's a troublesome feeling I have." Shikamaru's brown eyes stared seriously into Temari's own teal eyes. "I hate myself for letting all of this happen, yet I am heartened by the outcome that has resulted from it."
"I love you." He said, cutting her off.
And then he looked up at the cloudy sky.
Temari's own face was also shocked but then she smiled and turned her gaze to the sky as well.
"I love you too."
"Are you alright?" Neji asked, staring at her.
"Yeah." TenTen said.
"I apologize for my words and actions." His words struck her, and she replied with sureness.
"I accept your apology."
He looked her in the eyes. "Will you come back?"
She stared into his white orbs and saw what was reflected in there. "Yes." She said with no reservation.
Date: Four Days after Meeting
"So we were all under their mind control from the beginning of when you kunoichi left." Tsunade stated after hearing their report.
They nodded, and Tsunade leaned back in her chair.
"Well, then. You all have certainly had a long journey. I guess I should say only three words." She smiled at them "Welcome back home."
Smiling with over-happiness, the ninja left the Hokage building in pairs, holding the hand of their love tightly while exiting.
Finally, the kunoichis found the place where they belonged at.
Hello everyone! This is the end of The Kunoichis That Didn't Belong. I'm glad that it was finished and supported by so many people as well. Thank you all for reading and sticking with it until the very end!
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Here is a special thanks to Oh My Fudge, who helped me with the ending dialogue of the NaruHina, InoSai and ShikaTema moment. She would also like to let you all know that she is really against NaruHina. She actually is a huge supporter of GaaHina and only helped me because I asked. ^ ^
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