Chapter 18

Moving his head Kankuro began to rouse from his foggy sleep. His head hurt like hell and he felt a warm weight on his chest. Slowly opening his eyes he looked down to see a heavenly sight. Hinata snuggled closer against his chest her hair sliding down her arm and across his shoulder. He smiled as he let his hand move up to bury his fingers in her long soft trestles. His eyelids slowly sliding closed as he drifted back to sleep. Suddenly his eyes darted open as what had taken place filtered through his clouded mind. His head darting up as he took in his surroundings.

'What the hell? I should be dead.' His mind trying to grasp how he was in a hospital room with his hime next to him. The last thing he remembered was his heart stopping. He had no way of making it to a hospital in time, yet here he was.

"Kankuro?" Hinata lifted her head looking up into his hazel brown eyes. "What's wrong? Are you in pain?" Worry filling her voice.

"Hinata…"His voice a small whisper.

She smiled at him. The way he said her name, with such love and awe.

"How?" He looked into her eyes with confusion.

"Hmm…you doubt my medical skills catboy!" She smiled mischievously.

"You healed me…I…I thought…I mean your chakra was low…" She stopped his babbling with a finger to his lips.

"Don't ever doubt the strength of a woman…when the man she loves is in need." She smiled sweetly. "That and do you think I was going to let you get away, after what you said." Her smile faded a bit. Bolting up she turned away.

"Unless you didn't mean…." Her voice sounding small and fragile.

"Hinata look at me, please." When she hesitated he reached up and pulled her to him. His fingers lifting her chin so his eyes captured hers. He could see the start of tears in those beautiful moonstone eyes.

"Princess I meant every word." He watched in amusement as her pink lips parted in surprise.

"Marry me Hinata!" His lips coming down to hers, softly brushing against them. Her warm lips, skin soft as a flower petal. Kami, how he loved this woman. His fingers once again could not resist the temptation. Sliding through her long hair as he deepened the kiss.

"Ahem" Was softly made but unheard.

A soft moan left her, as she pushed her body closer into his. His arms wrapping tightly around her as his tongue tasted her sweetness.


His hands slid down to her waist, sliding up her shirt causing her to gasp.

"AHEM!" Was loudly announced and ignored. "Oh for Kami's sake! Kankuro!"

Hinata pulled away startled as the new voice in the room broke through her passion heated brain. Kankuro on the other hand was still kissing down her neck. As his fingers moved nimbly over the clasp of her silky bra.

"Kankuro you baka!" Suddenly something hard hit his head woke him from his lusty thoughts .

"Tcha…what the hell?' He looked up to see his sister standing over him. Anger permeating from her body in icy waves. Gaara and Shikamaru stood their trying to hide their smiles. Hinata seeing the new visitors blushed bright red. Burying her face in his firm chest.

"So… are we interrupting something?" Gaara smirked. Shikamaru snorted at this, getting an evil glare from Temari.

"Actually little brother you are." Kankuro laughed as he put his arms around a very embarrassed Hinata.

Gaara and Shikamaru had all they could take and burst out laughing.

Kankuro bent down and whispered into her ear softly. "Princess I still haven't gotten an answer."

She looked up a shy smile on her face, her voice soft. "Yes, Kankuro…yes!"

He smiled like a cat that had caught the mouse, causing Temari to raise an eyebrow.

"You do not know how happy that makes me. I love you hime." He whispered softly, leaning in for a heated kiss.

"I love you." She whispered against his lips. Pulling away he looked up over her shoulder. He smirked at his family.

"If you guys wouldn't mind, I need some alone time with my future wife. So could you make sure to lock the door when you leave."

Temari's jaw dropped. She stood there opening and closing her mouth like a fish. Shikamaru had to lean against the wall as laughter engulfed him. He couldn't stop laughing. Nothing ever left Temari speechless and he was enjoying every moment of her shocked silence.

Gaara smiled happily, "Welcome to the family Hinata."

The End


Japanese words…

Hime princess

Baka idiot

Kami God

I hope you all enjoyed. I have really grown to love this couple pairing and plan on writing more in the future with these two.

I also just had to point out a couple great authors who have done great stories with this pairing. Please take the time to check out their work.

KalliopeStarmist story XxpuppetmasterxX and LilMzSunshine

Kaotic312 story Marry My Father Please?

Thanks again for reading my story and please review!!