|The Puppet and the Flower
Author: Lexi-Sama PM
An arranged marraige seals a treaty between Konoha and Suna. The Kazekage offers his brother, while the Hokage selects the Hyuuga princess. Kankuro doesn't want to be in the marraige, and Hinata feels unwelcomed. Will they ever learn to love eachother?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Angst - Kankuro & Hinata H. - Chapters: 9 - Words: 12,020 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 01-22-08 - Published: 11-24-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3910676
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kak hina chapter 9---
A/N: This chapter sort of has a song that goes with it, now you don't have to listen to it, but it goes with the chapter really well. It's My Will in English. anyways, here you are-- xD
"Where the hell do I plan by accomplishing by running away?"
Kankuro decided he was leaving, he had no plans of living arrangement, no plans for a house or a future, at this point, though, he simply had to go, get away from the stupid drama in Suna. Maybe Konoha would take him? It wasn't important where he went, all the puppet master knew was that there was no place in Suna for him anymore.
Kankuro stood at the gates to what was home all his life, the sand streaked village he knew sense the day he was born.
"Maybe oneday we'll meet again, though, i've never been one to hold my breath, because eventually you simply choke. Goodbye Suna... Goodbye Temari, Goodbye Gaara... Goodbye... Hinata..."
The reason he was leaving was not to cause MORE drama, he was leaving to end it, start something new without the memory of Hinata, a clean slate, a new life, this is what he was seeking.
Temari was running to the door in response to a frantic knock, hoping it was Kankuro she put on her best smile. She didn't want him out alone on such a cold night, plus, she didn't want to be alone herself.
"Temari-San! is Kankuro here, please forgive me for intruding!"
Hinata stood at the doorway looking a mess.
"I'm sorry, Hinata, he... well... he just left."
Temari saw it, she recognized the same gleam of desperation her brother had in this girls eyes.
"... would you happen to know where he went?"
"I'm so sorry, Hinata, I wish I did."
"Oh, I see, well thank you Temari-San, I've very sorry for interrupting you."
"No, it's fine..."
Temari began to shut the door, until a second thought crossed her mind.
"Hey! Hinata-Chan, if you see him, could you... let me know?"
Hinata gave a half-hearted smile.
A new wave of depression, failure, defeat shook Hinata's body.
"I... I give up..."
With that Hinata decided she could not go home, instead she would wonder where her feet took her for the rest of the night... maybe, even, for the rest of eternity, she simply felt like doing nothing.
Kankuro, after hours of walking, had found himself at a park, alone and cold, he had to ask himself IF, infact, this was better then his warm bed back at the house Temari and him lived in. Actually he came up with the answer quickly 'No... HELL no.'
"I'm so fucking sick of this, I'm sick of Gaara acting so high and mighty, I'm sick of Temari justifying what Gaara's doing and I'm SO sick, SO INCREDIBLY SICK of thinking about her."
Kankuro slammed his fists against the wooden picnic table he would most likely make his bed that night.
"I hate her... I hate myself... I HATE everyone."
"Kankuro, you shouldn't hate anyone, especially not yourself..."
the voice that fell into Kankuro's ears soothed him, it was calm and feminine, sweet and loving. It almost sent him into a trance-like state, until, that is, he realized who the voice belonged to.
"... though I suppose I could understand if you hated me, I wasn't the best..."
Kankuro stood up, whipped around to face her and swept her into his arms to silence her rambling.
"Hinata..." For the first time sense he'd known her, it was his turn to stutter.
They where locked, in what each was sure was the most intimate stare they'd ever been in.
"...I missed you"
Hinata wrapped her arms around Kankuro's neck, simply to feel closer to him. She had walked for quite a long time, until finally finding a park, a place she decided she wanted to sit and a rest for a while at. When she began to wander into it, she heard his voice, cursing himself, his family and even her. She figured... it was fate.
"Why are you here, Hinata, shouldn't you be with Gaara?"
His words processed in Hinata's mind, the cold, almost uncaring tone and it came back to her, why she was here in the first place.
"Why, Kankuro!? Why did you lie about the reason you left me!?"
Hinata pushed herself off of him, accidentally falling into the playground mulch.
"Listen, I didn't want you to hate Gaara, I knew if you hated him you'd never be happy, and I figured you already had one bad marriage so there was no use in making it two. Now come on, get off the ground."
Kankuro extended his hand to Hinata, which she took but still held a concerned look.
"WHY?!? why didn't you just tell me the truth, I spent all that time hating you! Missing you! when there was no reason to..."
the truth was, Kankuro would have rather her hated him then be completely unhappy.
"Well, I can't help how you felt Hinata, I did it for you anyways, so stop complaining."
"I'm... I'm not, it's just... IT WAS SO HARD WITHOUT YOU, KANKURO, I MISSED YOU SO MUCH!"
Kankuro uttered the words closely to her ear, it sent a chill down Hinata's spine. He didn't plan on responding to her with words, instead he kissed her, grabbed her shoulders, just like he had the first time it had happened, and kissed her.
"So, what do we do now, Hinata?"
The two where sitting up on the same bench they'd figured they'd call 'home' for the night, but, my some twist of fate they wern't alone, they where together... fate, there was no doubt.
"I mean, it's not like we can just go back and live normally, you have a husband and I can't see you."
Hinata snuggled a little closer to Kankuro's arm, savoring the way he felt.
"I guess we could go back, but we'd never be able to together, now you have to ask yourself, would you rather go back to the life you made for yourself, or forget about it and be with me?"
"I... I..." Hinata held her breath, was it a question at all?
"I DON'T CARE WHAT WE DO! I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK! I JUST WANT TO BE WITH YOU!!"
Kankuro's stomach all of a sudden felt light, like... like he ate to much cake, it was a light, sugary feeling, yet, at the same time it was nauseating.
"Well, then, com'on, we're leaving this place... and we're not looking back."
"But... where can we go?"
Kankuro got up, offering his back for Hinata to get on.
"Well, what about you'r land, Konoha?"
Hinata climbed on, wrapping her arms safe around his neck.
"I... I suppose that's the only choice we have, right?"
"Yeah... I guess so..."
Kankuro changed his footing, starting in the direction of the village hidden in the leaves.
"Hey, Kankuro... I have to tell you something..."
"Yeah, what do you need?"
"While you where gone I realized something... I...I-- Kankuro I love you..."
"You know what Hinata," Kankuro turned his head around, just enough to meet his ex-wifes gaze "I think you'r crazy... but maybe... maybe that's not such a bad thing... You know, Hinata, out of every other girl, I'm glad I got you."
Kankuro walked Hinata all the way to her village, he left behind his life that day, left behind his brother, sister and childhood, though, he figured, maybe this was where he TRULY became a man.
Gaara moved back in with Temari, who would cry often, not knowing where her brother was or what had become of him, though, every time she'd grieve Gaara would stop her, reassuring her he was fine, like he knew she didn't, though in some way he did, he knew Hinata was with him, and he knew they where okay, together.
Again, thank you all so much for read and reviewing! I love you all, and I hope you liked this little story -.