"Really? What was she doing there?" Kurenai asked, swinging her legs. She was sitting high on a treetop, with Kakashi's head on her lap. It was late afternoon, and they were taking the time off. Kakashi had reported to her of seeing Hinata in Sasuke's home.

"They were going to have lunch together," Kakashi replied. He was looking towards the far horizon, a smile forming on his lips at the thought of Sasuke and Hinata.

"But how did you know? Why did you go there in the first place, anyway?" she asked, running her fingers through his hair.

"I came to check up on Sasuke, because he didn't show up at his patrol duty today. You know he and Hinata are partners," his eye twinkled.

A smile spread over Kurenai's face. The Hokage had orchestrated the changing of patrol partners so that Sasuke and Hinata could be together, even on duty. "But why was he absent?"

"That I don't know too. Even if Hinata hadn't asked me to lunch, Sasuke wouldn't have told me anyway," he replied. "It must be one of those I-don't-feel-like-going-to-work days."

"Mm... Probably…" she tapped her chin, looking thoughtful. "But something tells me it's more than that."

"That intuition of yours again?"

"Right." She placed an elbow on Kakashi's chest. "What did Hinata cook for lunch?" she was proud of her student in every aspect, especially her cooking. Hinata was a whiz at cooking, even more than at taijutsu.

"Chicken curry," he said, remembering his delicious lunch. Lying peacefully like this after a heavy lunch was making him drowsy. "It was good, I tell you."

"Oh, I know." Her chest swelled with pride. "It's just a shame that she lacks confidence in herself. If she hadn't gone through Hiashi's browbeating, she'd be more confident. If that happened, she might have been the one to ask Naruto out when they were younger."

"There's no use in thinking about that," Kakashi said. "If she hadn't been bullied, things may still have turned out differently from what you were thinking."

"I guess," Kurenai shrugged. "C'mon," she said, removing Kakashi's head from her lap. He protested with a grunt, but she ignored him. "Let's report this to Hokage-sama."

"You do that," he said, waving a hand, "I'll take a nap."

"Fine," she huffed, and disappeared through the trees.

He smiled to himself and took out his Icha Icha Paradise. It was time for the thing he now liked second best, next to lying beside Kurenai in a bed.


A/N: Thanks so much for your wonderful reviews! You make me keep on writing! -points at the number of reviews- Wow; only nine more and I'll be able to achieve my dream! XD We're sorta kinda nearing the end here; only a few more chapters and I'll have a finished multi-part fic under my belt. Anyway, don't forget to try out my other fic, The Best Things in Life. It's an SasuHinaGaa AU with the lovable Hinata as the main character.

I'll answer reviews as much as I possibly can… If you don't get your review answered, still bear in mind that you have my heartfelt thanks!

DFGH: Oh, they will get together… Very soon… XD Even though it's a short review, you still made me happy! Thanks!

horoxren: Oh wow…! So I made you a Naruto lover cuz of my fic? No kidding! I'm so happy! Thanks for sparing time to read!

Shanice Miharu: Wahaha! Opo, magiging sila, I can guarantee that!

Jasmine Starlight: Congratulations! XD Please step to the information desk to claim your prize… XD

Chibi Tetra: I actually didn't mean for them to clean house… -scratches head- But I didn't mean otherwise too… I never realized that both of them cleaning would be cute! XD Too bad we won't see what they're doing… XD

Kirin Kage the Shadow Girl: I can answer that! XD Sasuke was leaning back with only the back legs on the ground, and the front legs up in the air… Gah, sorry can't fully explain it well!

Cheza Pizza: Don't worry about it. n.n

Maynar Namiya: Thanks for the welfare for my future XD "O un buen provenir para tu futuro; no se si este bien escrito en ingles" I don't know what that means, though!

Audriel: Well yea, I didn't know that too. XD –winks-

asumakurenai: I think so too. Actually, Kakashi/Iruka is better. XDXDXD

KKSG: Um, they were busy with the food? XD