|Haunted By The Uchihas
Author: deadly-chronicles PM
Fallen into a comatose state during the war, the last thing Hyuuga Hinata expects when she wakes up from her coma was to have three Uchiha ghosts haunting her and they are all requesting the same thing: Take care of Uchiha Sasuke.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Hinata H. & Sasuke U. - Chapters: 29 - Words: 169,174 - Reviews: 1,781 - Favs: 538 - Follows: 367 - Updated: 09-16-12 - Published: 06-24-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8250572
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Summary: Fallen into a comatose state during the war, the last thing Hyuuga Hinata expects when she wakes up was to have three Uchiha ghosts haunting her and they're all requesting the same thing: take care of Uchiha Sasuke.
A/N: Hey, this is my first time writing a Naruto Fanfiction. All this while, I've only been writing KHR fanfics so I thought of venturing into Naruto fanfics. Since I was somewhat drawn to SasuHina, I decided to write something on this pairing. As this is my first time venturing into Naruto fanfic, I do hope you'll forgive me if there are errors. I'm really nervous and I have no idea if I should even continue this fic.
Note that this fic takes place right after the Shinobi War. I'm making their ages around 18/19
I do not own Naruto
Haunted By The Uchihas
Many had always told her that death was unappealing. Many said that death would only bring about temporary peace and after a while, it would be just emptiness. Many of those times though, she had refused to believe it. She had always believed that death would grant you the passage to the next world, freeing you from the burdens of the real world, but she was proven wrong as now she understood why many were afraid to die because death gave them nothing.
She didn't know how long she had been floating in this white realm. She wasn't even sure if she was really dead or how long she had been dead, but what she was sure was that she couldn't feel anything. She felt empty. There was no pain, no peace either but just pure emptiness. She couldn't really remember what happened or how she got here, but she vaguely recalled that she was fighting in the Fourth Shinobi War. She vaguely recalled the final battle they had with Uchiha Madara and then there was an explosion. She remembered jumping in front of someone to protect him, who that someone was she couldn't really remember, but the next thing she recalled was impending darkness and when she woke up, she was here floating in this white realm.
So she was really dead then huh? So she died while trying to protect someone, a person she couldn't even remember. Confused by the current state, Hinata sighed. If she was really dead, why couldn't she cross over? In the next life, she would be able to see her mother again, even her uncle, and she would be able to tell them how much she missed them, hugged them, see their smiles and perhaps finally be at peace but no, she was currently stuck here in this white realm, this lonely realm where she felt nothing.
Then she began to wonder. Did anyone miss her? Did anyone cry for her? Most importantly, what about the clan? Did they mourn for her or celebrate the fact that their useless heiress is now gone? How about Naruto-kun? Did he even think about her confession? Was he even planning in answering her, or just leave her be?
Hinata was beginning to feel frustrated. Why can't she go to the afterlife? She didn't even care if she goes to hell as long as she gets away from this place. She couldn't feel anything here and it was driving her insane. So why? Why can't she just freaking cross over?
"Because there's something you need to do." She heard a voice or voices actually.
"What?" Hinata murmured clearly confused. It was the first time she heard voices in this realm, but she didn't have a chance to hear a response because suddenly there was this strong pain.
A surging pain, a strong force that was pulling her out and she felt like screaming in agony. All of a sudden, she felt pain in every part of her body and the white realm she was in slowly began to disappear, replacing by darkness. The pain became unbearable and the next thing she knew, she felt that she was gasping for air and she heard her name being called.
Hinata forced herself to open her eyes, taking in her new surroundings. Lights blinded her sight but she soon grew accustomed to it as her vision began to clear. Her body still aches, her breathing uneven and her head hurts so much.
"Hinata! Hyuuga Hinata!"
She tilted her head to see the one who had been calling her. The voice was familiar, female but strong and mighty. "T-Tsunade-sama?" Hinata managed to choke out.
She saw a wave of relief in Tsunade's expression as if she thought that she was gone. She felt Tsunade grabbing her hand and Hinata blinked in confusion at the actions of the Fifth Hokage. "Thank goodness. We thought you're going to die." Tsunade spoke softly. "You've been in a coma for months and suddenly just now your vitals drop. We thought you were not going to make it. I won't forgive myself if you die and that bastard lives, so thank kami-sama. Thank you."
Hinata blinked again trying to absorb what was being said. She was definitely confused but she managed to choke out a few words. "I-I'm alive?"
Tsunade smiled. "Yes."
Hinata blinked again and looked around her new surroundings. She realized that she was in the hospital. The curtains were drawn allowing the natural breeze and sunlight in, fresh flowers were on the table besides her bed and Hinata was sure it meant she had have visitors. She smiled at the thought when she suddenly heard voices.
"Do you think she can see us?"
Hinata blinked in confusion. She was damn sure that Tsunade was currently the only one with her right now so why did she hear voices? Looking around, she tensed up when she saw three figures at the side, two males; the stern one around her father's age while the other who looked strangely like the only surviving Uchiha was slightly older than her. The last one was a woman around her mother's age if she was still alive. They looked alike, as though they were a family. She tensed up once again as all of them were staring at her intently and she shifted uncomfortably due to their intense gaze.
"W-Who are they?" Hinata unknowingly blurted.
"Sorry?" Tsunade looked at her in confusion.
"Those three people by the window." Hinata pointed towards the three figures.
Tsunade stared at the direction she was pointing at incredulously before looking back at the petite and timid girl on the bed. Her expression softened. "Hinata, I think you're still tired after being in a coma for so long. There's no one there. There's no one else in this room except for you and me."
Hinata's eyes widened. "B-But-" She stuttered, staring back at the three figures. They were there. She could see them clearly but Tsunade couldn't. Why? She continued staring at them and they returned the gesture and her eyes widened more when the woman walked through the table and stood besides her bed.
"Kami-sama! Fugaku, Itachi, I think she can see us!" The woman exclaimed and leaned closer to her.
Hinata froze. This woman just walked through a table, a freaking table. She closed her eyes wondering if this was just her imagination but when she opened them again, they were still there and the woman was leaning even closer to her now with a smile on her face.
"Hello!" The woman spoke. "I'm Uchiha Mikoto, and the two brooding men there are my husband Uchiha Fugaku and eldest son Uchiha Itachi! Nice to meet you, Hyuuga!"
"U-Uchiha?" Hinata paled. From what she remembered, there's only one Uchiha left- the brooding enigma named Uchiha Sasuke. She knew the rest of the Uchihas were very much dead due to the massacre so why the hell was three Uchihas standing in front of her and one of them walked through a freaking table? Unless these three are…
"Mother, I think you're scaring her." Itachi commented noticing that the Hyuuga's face was getting paler every second.
"What? No way. I'm sure I don't look scary. We're ghosts but I don't think we're sc-" Mikoto argued but was cut off by a loud thud. She turned around and saw that the Hyuuga was already unconscious again on her bed as Tsunade quickly tried to figure out what was wrong.
"We must have scared her." Fugaku commented dryly.
Scared her they did all right, because right after realizing that those three were ghosts, Hyuuga Hinata did the one thing she always did.
She couldn't describe the immense relief she felt when she found out she was finally being discharged today. According to Tsunade, she had been in a coma for three long months and they were starting to lose hope. Tsunade also told her how her teammates, Kiba and Shino, made it a point to visit her everyday and speak to her about random things hoping that she would wake up. Her cousin, Neji, also visited her daily but he didn't talk much and just watch over her silently. Therefore, when she finally regained consciousness after three long months, she wasn't surprised that the first three to barge into her hospital room the next day were these very three guys whom she had considered as brothers.
Oh how she missed hearing their voices and feeling their warm embraces when Kiba practically yelled her name and hugged her as though she just came back from the dead while Neji glared daggers at him and Shino just stood silently in the corner. Her other friends visited her as well but not as often as these three. Tsunade didn't allow her to go home immediately though due to her sudden fainting when she woke up from her coma, no thanks to the three Uchihas spirit she saw; therefore Tsunade forced her to stay in the hospital for another three weeks.
Three weeks were a torture, but thank goodness for her, three weeks passed in a breeze thanks to Kiba's continuous babblings. Regarding the three Uchihas spirits she saw, she never once mentioned it to anyone for she knew they would probably think she was crazy. Also, she never did saw them again after the first encounter thus she believed that it had been her imagination all along. She was after all had just lingered in a world between life and death before she woke up, hence it wouldn't be a surprise if her mind dysfunction for a while and caused her to see things. Whatever it was, she was definitely glad she didn't see them again or else she was sure that she would question her very own sanity.
She snapped out of her thoughts as she heard the voice she was so familiar with. Turning to face him, she smiled. "Neji-niisan."
Neji returned her smile with a small smile of his own as he gently grabbed her right hand. "I'm here to bring you back home. Let's go."
Hinata nodded as Neji led her out of the hospital and she was glad to finally be outside after so long. As she had been stuck in a hospital for a long period, the fresh air almost seems foreign to her, but oh she was glad all right to finally feel the sun light radiating as well as the natural breeze. It actually made her thankful that she woke up from her coma. As the two Hyuugas walked silently, Hinata observed the village. While things looked relatively similar, she noticed that the reconstruction has led to some subtle differences.
Neji didn't let go of her hand at all as they walked home, not that she really minds. She knew her elder cousin cares a lot about her and is rather protective, but he is terrible in expressing himself with words so this was one of his way to show her that he cares. The journey home was relatively quiet but both didn't mind since both weren't much of a talker. While some may find silence suffocating, people like them appreciates it.
"We're here." Neji told her as they stood outside the Hyuuga manor. Honestly, she didn't know what to feel right now. While this was indeed her home, it hurt to know that no one here bothered to visit her when she was hospitalized except for Neji, Ko and Hanabi. Well, her father visited her once according to Tsunade which was quite surprising, but other than that, no one else came. She wouldn't be surprised if some of them actually wished for her to remain in a coma. After all, many were not fond of a timid and shy heiress, let alone weak.
Hinata sighed and reluctantly dragged herself inside. Once inside, they were greeted by the maids and after Hinata politely replied to every single one of them, Neji walked her all the way to her room in which she murmured a genuine thank you before she entered the comfort of her room.
Seeing her room, she didn't feel like she has missed three months at all. Everything remained the same and nothing was out of place much to her contentment. Happily humming, she then sat on the bed she missed, enjoying the comfort the bed was giving her.
"Welcome back." She heard.
"Thank you." She replied with a smile before she immediately froze. She knew she was alone in her room so…
Hesitantly, she turned her head to the right where the voice came from. Her eyes widened in fear and she literally fell off her bed with a shriek, bumping her head onto the floor in the process and all because she saw the three Uchihas in her room.
Correction: Three dead Uchihas in her room.
"Hinata-sama! Are you all right?" Neji barged into her room the moment he heard her shrieks. Her eyes widened in horror when she saw Neji walking through the dead Uchihas. She realized he couldn't see them. Only she could.
"Hinata-sama?" Neji called out, worried by his cousin horrified expression.
"I-I'm all right." Hinata stammered somewhat dazed.
Neji gazed at her incredulously, but she didn't look like she was going to tell him anything. He sighed and extended his hand to pull her up. With a smile, she accepted it.
"T-Thank you." She blushed slightly and Neji merely nodded.
"Will you be all right on your own here? I've to go on a mission soon but you worry me too much." Neji asked her again, still concern.
"I'll be fine." She smiled and even though he was reluctant, he had no choice but to leave her room since he had a mission to go too.
Once her cousin had left leaving her alone in her room, Hinata looked down and rubbed her eyes mumbling to herself that this was just her imagination. After five minutes, she finally found the courage to look up again and immediately staggered back till she was against the wall as the three Uchihas were still there staring at her.
"My, my, did we scare you again my dear?" Uchiha Mikoto murmured with a worried look. "You fainted when you first saw us so we thought we'll give you space and greet you once you return home instead."
"H-How? W-Why-? W-Wh-?" Hinata blurted. Her breathing was ragged and it almost seemed like she had forgotten to breath. Perhaps she had because she was hyperventilating.
"She's hyperventilating." Uchiha Itachi commented impassively.
"Oh dear! Calm down dear. We're not here to hurt you!" Uchiha Mikoto said trying to calm the poor girl.
"Hn. I know this is a bad idea." Fugaku murmured dryly.
Hinata tried to breathe as she stared at the three Uchihas with fear. "A-Am I d-dead?"
"No. But we are." Itachi replied. "And please don't faint again."
She didn't faint, but she did collapse to the ground, sitting down now but her eyes were still on the three. "W-Why? How?"
"Hyuuga Hinata right?" Mikoto asked. Hinata nodded and the woman smiled before chuckling. "My, my Hinata-chan, you've grown up into a fine lady!"
Hinata immediately blushed.
"You probably can't remember me. I think you were just four years old when you first saw me." Mikoto chuckled.
"Oh." Hinata dumbly replied. She struggled to find the right words. "U-Umm, why are you three here? I-I mean you three are…"
"We can't cross over." Fugaku told her. She flinched slightly because his voice was stern and demanding, just like her father.
"W-Why?" She cursed herself for stuttering, but at least she still managed to speak. In normal situations, she would've fainted already.
"It seems that the three of us still have regrets." Itachi explained.
She noticed that the expressions of the three Uchihas turned grim before all of them responded at the same time. "Uchiha Sasuke."
Mikoto sighed. "You see, Sasuke has been in the darkness for so long. Even now with Madara defeated and the war is over, he is still in pain. It seems that we can't move on until Sasuke finds some sort of happiness."
"U-Umm, I'm sorry if I sound rude," Hinata hesitated, "Why are you telling me all this?"
"Because you're the only one who can see us!" Mikoto exclaimed. "Please Hinata-chan, we don't know who else to go too since only you can see us. Will you help us?"
All of this seemed so unreal. It was hard for her to even believe that three ghosts were in front of her and now they were asking her for help because no one else could see them except for her. To say that she was confused was an understatement. Yet again, she wasn't one to reject those who asked for help especially when they asked her nicely even though they scared the shit out of her. They're ghosts after all.
Hinata gathered some courage before speaking again. "W-What do you want me to do?"
"Easy." Fugaku said. "Save Sasuke."
"Save?" Hinata titled her head in confusion. "But, he's already been saved. I mean, he's in Konoha right now. N-Naruto-kun brought him back." Hinata told them vaguely remembering Kiba telling her that the Uchiha Sasuke had been brought back to Konoha after the war and had been staying here for three months, against his will of course.
"We know that. My little brother is indeed here. What we meant was, for you to take care of him." Itachi explained. "You know, make my little brother happy."
Hearing the request, she immediately turned bright red. "I- can't!"
"Why not?" Fugaku asked clearly annoyed.
"I-I never speak to him before! Not even once. How could I possibly make him happy? Wouldn't it better to ask someone who is comfortable with him? L-Like Naruto-kun or Sakura-san?"
"We would if they could see us." Fugaku spat. "But the problem is Hyuuga, only you can see us."
"Father is right. We flew around Konoha but no one was able to see us, except you." Itachi said.
Hinata was stunned by those words. Why only she could see them? She was not even close to any Uchihas before so why? What was going on? Heck, she was currently more than confused.
"Please Hinata-chan, you're only hope for now. We can't move on till Sasuke finds happiness. Please help him." Mikoto pleaded bowing repeatedly. "You can always try to befriend him or something. Just help us please. Help him."
Seeing Uchiha Mikoto pleading to her like that, Hinata didn't have the heart to say no. She could tell that their intentions were pure, they just wanted the last Uchiha to find happiness and until he did, they wouldn't be able to move on, but how could she do it? She never ever talked to Sasuke before. Well, they were right, she could just try befriending him, but would he even allow her? The last thing she remembered, Uchiha Sasuke wasn't really a social person, let alone friendly.
"Please Hinata-chan. It's okay if you fail, at least try? At least try to get to know my son?" Mikoto pleaded again.
Yes, she definitely could not reject this woman. She looked so broken. They looked so broken. Against her better judgement, she agreed.
"O-Okay. I-I'll try my best." She answered and she felt glad to see the small smiles on their faces. They seemed at eased as though a huge burden had been lifted from their shoulders just by her agreeing to help them.
However when reality hit her hard again, making her realized that she now need to befriend and get to know the cold, hostile, violent and temperamental Uchiha Sasuke, Hyuuga Hinata wondered what in the world has she just dragged herself into.