RLN: Here's the last chapter, enjoy! And remember, all stories must end sometime.
Stranded with Idiots
Chapter 34: Returning Home!
"Hey Bob, you coming?" asked Tom.
"M-my show... ruined... canceled..." stuttered Bob.
"I know man, I'm sad too. But there's nothing we can do about it. Thanks to those kids the show is canceled..." said another Po-Po Patrol officer.
"We could've gotten away with this, if it wasn't for those stupid meddling kids," said Tom.
"No..." said Bob. He then slammed his fist on the table. "I will have my revenge!"
Everyone was quiet.
"Or," said Bob. "We could get coffee."
"Okay. Whatever," all the patrol officers murmured in unison.
Bob got a ship to bring back everyone. They were on it for a day now and it was nice to finally be going home. Naruto and Hinata were officially boyfriend and girlfriend, and Sasuke even agreed to take Sakura on a date.
Shikamaru and Ino were standing by edge of the ship. Shikamaru noted the clouds looked good over the sea. They were just having a light conversation.
"It's going to be weird going back home, knowing we'll be the laughing stocks of Konoha..." said Ino, with a heavy sigh.
"I guess... I'll survive, but I'm still pretty pissed at Kakashi though..." said Shikamaru.
"Yeah!" laughed Ino. She then paused. "But I feel like, well, still..." Ino seemed to be at lost for words.
"Still..." Shikamaru trailed on, giving her a sign to go on.
"Still... do you think people would get closer to each other on missions? I don't think that... getting stranded on an island sucked, especially with a bunch of idiots, but still... look at how much everyone changed. Hinata and Naruto are now a couple, I stopped chasing after Sasuke, and he and Sakura hooked up. You never knew how well Kiba and Shino knew Hinata. You never would've guessed Gaara liked to skip—"Shikamaru laughed. "—and I've changed a little too..." said Ino.
"Oh Really? You changed? And exactly how?" asked Shikamaru, sounding skeptical, but Ino knew he was just teasing.
"Well... I finally got to see you in a different light..." said Ino with a pure, happy smile. Shikamaru's face was slightly red.
"Hmph," he said, looking away. "What exactly do you mean by that? Aren't I the lazy bum?"
"Yes, the lazy bum I've come to love and hate, but after this whole trip, I think I love you more then I hate you," she admitted honestly.
"So you gave up on Sasuke for me?" asked Shikamaru.
"That's not what I was thinking, but in a way, yes," said Ino.
"Guess I'm pretty cool after all," said Shikamaru. Ino laughed.
"Don't get cocky!" she warned. Shikamaru laughed but then smiled at Ino.
"I guess I'm the same way. I never thought…" Shikamaru trailed off. But Ino didn't seem to care; she just smiled back at Shikamaru.
(Neji, Tenten, and Lee)
"Yes! I'm finally going to see Gai Sensei!" cried Lee, with big tears strolling down his face.
"Oh stop blubbering Lee!" snapped Tenten, who had spent enough time with her crazy teammates on that island.
"I-I can't help it... I need to go get a tissue!" cried Lee walking off, leaving Neji and Tenten alone.
Obviously, that was the last place they wanted to be at the moment.
"Er... so..." Tenten started, hoping to break the ice. Neji turned to look at her. Tenten cleared her throat, since she was nervous. But Neji seemed to be so calm.
"Uhm... so... did that kiss... does that mean we're dating or something," said Tenten, not sure how to word it. Of course, Tenten was incredibly nervous. You don't usually ask the Hyuuga Prodigy if he's your boyfriend.
"I don't know you tell me, but if you want my opinion..." started Neji. Tenten nodded for him to go on. Uh oh. Here comes the pain. Tenten braced herself. "I wouldn't mind having you as my girlfriend..."
Oh the heartache! She felt as if her heart was chopped—wait a second, huh? Did she hear right? Was she dreaming? Did she die and go to heaven right there? Was that Jiraiya in disguise? Was he joking? Was he being possessed? Was he an evil twin—okay, she was thinking too hard.
Lee came back, sniffling and holding a tissue. He froze in his spot when he suddenly saw Neji and Tenten kissing each other on the lips. In reality, Tenten was just giving Neji a quick peck on the lips, but Lee overreacted. As usual.
He clutched his bowl shaped head.
"AAH! WHAT'S GOING ON? WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING? I'M SO CONFUSED!" he screamed. Tenten moved away from Neji. Both of them stared at their hyperventilating teammate.
"LEE! RELAX ALREADY!" shouted Tenten.
"THEY'RE POSSESED! MY TEAMMATES ARE POSSESED!" screamed Lee while Tenten and Neji tried to calm him down.
(Sakura and Sasuke)
"I'm so glad we're going home," said Sakura excitedly. Her face was beaming.
"I'm just glad I'm getting a chance to kick Kakashi's ass..." said Sasuke. Sakura nodded, knowing exactly what he meant. She punched the palm of her hand.
"That's right! He's going down!" she exclaimed, remembering she had to kill her former teacher. She then turned to Sasuke. "Well, I just want to say I'm really happy." Even though she spoke confidently, her face showed that she was still a little shy.
"For what?" Sasuke asked.
"For you giving me a chance. I really do care about you. But if this couple thing doesn't work out—"Sakura was cut short by Sasuke.
"Don't worry. I have a feeling this will work out just fine..." said Sasuke. Sakura smiled.
"Yeah, I think you're right..." she agreed.
(Hinata and Naruto)
"Even though I'm supposed to be incredibly angry and upset right now, I can't bring myself to be angry..." said Naruto.
"W-What do you mean?" asked Hinata.
"I don't know, I'm supposed to be angry but I can't..."
"W-Why not? You have every right to be angry," said Hinata.
"...Maybe it's because I have a girlfriend now..." said Naruto smiling. Hinata smiled back, blushing slightly.
"I'm really happy you finally noticed me. I liked you for a long time, and I'm glad that we're together. I guess I should be angry about everything too, but I also, can't bring myself to it..." said Hinata. Naruto leaned over and kissed her cheek. It was until then Hinata realized, she didn't stutter in her last couple of sentences.
"I have always noticed you. I just didn't know you liked me in that way, but now that I know, I'm perfectly happy," he said. Hinata was about to speak but was interrupted.
We have reached Konoha Docks, echoed through the speakers.
"Yahoo! It's time to go!" chirped Kiba's voice. Everyone got off the boat. That's when they saw all the teachers and other adult jounin.
"Okay, where is he?" asked Ino. All the teachers looked at each other in unison, and then took a step apart. The last one standing there was Kakashi. Kakashi grinned nervously and waved at them.
"Hehe... home so soon?" said Kakashi, giving a nervous. Kakashi looked at the students and gulped.
Bloodlines were activated.
Lee went into his famous fighting stance.
Ino drew out her kunai.
Sakura clenched her fists.
Temari's fan was open.
Kankurou's puppet was out.
Shikamaru cracked his neck.
Tenten was clutching her scrolls.
Sand was swirling around Gaara.
Naruto opened his mouth and cried, "GET HIM!"