Here it is

Here it is! The long awaited CHAPTER 11! I hope you all enjoy it and listen to the songs! Please make sure to read the AuthorsNote after chapter 10!

Songs:

The Dualers – Truly, Madly, Deeply

The Fratellis – For the Girl

Helping Hands Chapter 11 – All is fair in Love and Sandbox-Wars

"Onee-chan! We want to help! We want to help!"

Hinata faced the door and smiled. Three little girls wanted to come and help preparing lunch for their classmates.

But all they could have done was to cut vegetables and meat, and that was too dangerous for them.

But the young Hyuuga had another idea. She gave her knife to Sasuke and bent down to the little girls.

"Okay girls…", she said with a mysterious sound in her voice, which made the girls excited.

"I have a very special task for you!"

Sasuke watched his blackhaired friend with great interest. She really was good with kids.

'She's sure going to be a great mother some day…', he thought and looked out of the window.

Naruto and Sakura were sitting in one of the big sandboxes, playing with the other kids. Something told him, that Naruto was destined to be together with her, but would this work out the way Hinata wished for it?

'I hope so..'

"Chicken-butt-Onii-chan! Hurry up!"

Sasuke shook his head in confusion and looked down to the three girls who were suddenly sanding around him.

"What?", he asked. Hinata took back her knife and continued to chop the vegetables.

The three girls rolled their eyes. "Didn't you listen to Onee-chan? You have to help us carry the blankets outside! We're having a picnic!"

When he looked over to Hinata, she only smiled and gave him a wink. Did she send him, because she wanted to be alone for a while? Or really just to help the girls, so they wouldn't get hurt.

Anyways, he decided to do as he was told to.

"Okay girls. But you have to show me where the blankets are."

The girls cheered and pulled him outside, taking him by his hands. Without him noticing, a smile made it's way to his face.

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"Pinky-onee-chan! Your hair is so pretty!"

Sakura, sitting in the sandbox, was more embarrassed than ever before in her life. She couldn't remember the last time she had the time to play. She was way too old to play!

The little girl who surrounded her wanted to bake sandcakes… and of course do some girl talk because they thought it was 'what mothers do all the time'

"Thank you girls..", she smiled, a little unsure of how to deal with them.

"I'm way to old for this..", she muttered and dug into the sand with a little shovel.

"WAH!"

Just then, NAruto landed in the sandbox, back first, laughing.

The boys had managed to defeat him.

"Okay okay! I give up!"

That made Sakura smile. He didn't seem to have any problems to play with the boys and girls.

'He's still just a kid after all..', she thought and a smile made it's way to her face.

Naruto suddenly turned around and watched Sakura. Then smirked.

"Girls? How about a little Sandbox-War?"

The boys cheered. "HA! They're girls! Onii-chan, it's impossible to lose against girls!"

Sakura also smirked. "I wouldn't be so sure boys. What do you say girls. Are we going to beat them?"

It didn't take long to start with the preparations. The boys went to the second sandbox and began to build a huge wall to defend themselves, while Sakura smirked.

"Girls, take a step back!"

Naruto gulped, already knowing what was going to come next.

"COME ON, Sakura-chan that's unfair!"

Sakura stuck out her tongue and smiled. "All's fair in love and sandbox-wars, Naruto!"

And with this, she hit the ground with her chakra-filled fist. The impact was a huge hole on the one side of the sandbox, while on the other side a wall appeared, to defend the girls.

"YEI! Pinky-onee-chan! You're the best!"

The boys had stopped building their wall and just stood there, dumbstruck.

'We're so dead…'

In this very moment, Sasuke came out of the building. A little blond girl on his shoulders, blankets in his arms, the other two girls with one blanket following. He stopped in his tracks when he saw what Sakura just did.

He sighed. 'At least she has her fun..'

When the other girls spotted Sasuke, they cheered. "YEI! Chikenbutt-onii-chan is back!"

Sakura turned her head, and smiled. She would have never thought that Sasuke would be good with kids, but the picture with him and the 3 girls was just adorable.

'He's going to be a great dad someday…', she thought, and immediately turned red. What if the kids would have pink hair?

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Hinata watched the whole scene through the kitchen window and sighed. She was glad, that the kids liked team 7. The kids had described her teammates Shino and Kiba as creepy.. and she could understand. Having bugs live in your body really is creepy.

When Sakura showed some of her ninja skills Hinata had to sigh again. 'Geez, Sakura-chan really knows how to pull a show.'

Sasuke came into the garden just seconds after and Team 7 seemed to have a little chat.

Hinata in the meanwhile decided to go on with preparing dinner. Cooking for 4 adults and a bunch of children was not so easy after all.

Being alone had its advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages were that it was finally quiet, she could concentrate on the task she had to do, and there was nothing to disturb her.

And that was the problem. Without something to disturb her, she had time to think. And thinking about the events of the last days made her sad.

She chewed on her bottom lip, while trying not to cut her fingers with the knife.

'Naruto-kun apologized… Kissing me was a mistake to him? Great…'

In the last years, Hinata had learned not to cry so often. She knew that she was weak, but she didn't want to show it to everybody.

But now she was alone. Everyone was outside. It was okay to cry right?

Without her noticing, tears were trailing down her cheeks and landed on the carrots she was cutting.

"That's not good for the carrots, you know?"

Hinata gasped and turned around. The knife hit the floor. Naruto was standing in the door, serious look on his face, arms crossed in front of his chest.

"Why are you crying?"

The young kunoichi turned away and wiped her eyes. She shook her head.

"I-I don't know what you're talking about, Uzumaki-san"

Narutos heart twitched, but he didn't let it show. He just clenched his fists.

'Uzumaki-san? WHAT THE HELL?!'

"Hyuuga-san, don't play stupid with me…", he then said, his voice somewhat cold.

He suddenly leant his head against Hinatas shoulder and closed his eyes, is voice not more than a whisper.

"Tell me, why are you crying?"

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'Why am I doing this again?'

Sasuke was sitting behind the sand wall, listening to the sounds the boys made to prepare for the fight against the girls.

"Oi, Sasuke-kun!"

Sakuras head could be seen trough a little hole in the wall. Sasuke had to stand up to see her.

"What?"

Sakura looked towards the building, a concerned look on her face.

"Do you think that was a good idea? Sending Naruto to help her make dinner?"

Sasuke shrugged. "I don't know. But I think they have to talk. They should just get it over wi-"

"IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF YOU; YOU STUPID IDIOT!"

Seconds later, something hit the sand wall of the boys.

The window in the building had been hit, and everyone could see Hinata, face flushed and angry, her byuakugan activated.

Sakuras eyes were wide, Sasuke blinked. Naruto was lying in a heap of sand, coughing and clutching his stomach.

'Woah.. That sure must hurt.', Sakura and Sasuke thought, but none of them tried to help Naruto to his feet.

The boys and girls now hid behind the remaining sand wall of the girls, scared.

"Boaa.. Hinata-onee-chan is scary!"

Sakura sighed. "Baka-Naruto. What did you do to her now?"

Naruto sat there, watching Hinata. He had never been more confused In his life.

'She's crying because of me? But I apologized, didn't I?'

Sasuke hit his head.

"Stupid… Sakura would you lend Hinata a hand with cooking? I'm going to talk with him…"

Sakura only nodded, taking the kids with her. "Let's go. Hinata-chan needs some help with cooking!"

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I'm so sorry.. this chapter is so weird.. The next one's going to be longer… and better, I promise!

We're heading to the end of the story! Sorry again for mistakes and such..