A/N: Well, this is it... I have finally finished my first ever fanfic - cries - I'm ganna miss writing it so much!! Buuut... I've decided I'm ganna do a squeal for everyone who would like to read it! So here's the last chappy for Will You Be My Friend? I hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as I have writing it! Thankies to everyone who has reviewed this story and I hope the ending is good for you all!!
Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto.
Will You Be My Friend?
Chapter 15: Your Everything I've Ever Needed
"SURPRISE!" Everyone shouted when Gaara-kun opened the door. Balloons and party-poppers greeted us.
I smiled as I saw that everyone I care for was here to welcome Yahiko-chan home. Temari-nee-chan, Kankuro-san, Hanabi-chan, Naruto-kun, Ino-chan, Shikamaru-kun, Kiba-kun, Ten-Ten-chan, Shino-kun and Choji-kun were all here and I couldn't be happier. My smile widened when I looked down and saw the look of pure happiness shine off my little brother's face.
He had woken up from his coma two weeks ago, but the doctors wouldn't let him go home until they knew for sure he was going to be in good enough condition to go home. Then, two weeks later, we got a call off Yahiko-chan's main doctor. Temari-nee-chan had answered the phone and had squeal and jumped up and down around the kitchen. Hanabi-chan and myself had found it strange, but Gaara-kun and Kankuro-san had just ignored her, as if she does it all the time. "She does do it all the time." Gaara-kun had told me.
Once she had calmed down and had calmly told the person on the other end of the phone how thankful she was - she was very thankful -, she hung up and turned around to face us. She squealed once again before shouting out. "Yahiko-chan is waking up!" I had been in shock. I had felt so many emotions. Shock, relief, happy... No ecstatic! "Well, what are we waiting for!? Hina-chan, you said that you want to be the first person he sees when he wakes up, so c'mon!" Temari-nee-chan shouted.
I had jumped up from the table and ran to get ready. I think I had only taken two minutes to brush my hair and find my shoes, then put them on. We had all ran put to the car and practically piled into Temari-nee-chan's car and she had sped off at an alarming speed down to the hospital where my little Yahiko-chan was currently waking up in.
"C'mon in! We've got cake and everything!" Ino-chan shouted as she walked over to us and ruffled Yahiko-chan's already messy light brown hair, bringing me back from my memories.
Yahiko-chan used his crutches to walk into our house and Hanabi-chan soon ran up to him and hugged him close to her, making him blush. Hanabi-chan isen't one for public affection, but she does love her little brother just as much as I do.
I came out of my thoughts when I felt someone grasp my left hand firmly. I looked up to see Gaara-kun smiling down at me, making me smile a shy smile and blush at how handsome I think he is. He leads me into the house and I notice some of Yahiko-chan's friends from school are also here to wish him well. I feel my smile once again widen even more.
Gaara-kun stopped when he got the the sofa in the living room. He sat down and pulled me with him, making me fall onto his lap. I blushed and tried to get up, but his strong, tanned arms wrapped around my waist, pinning me to his chest. Heat rushed to my head and I just know my face was a brilliant scarlet color. I heard Naruto-kun and Kiba-kun snickering at us from the seats opposite Gaara-kun and myself, only making my blush grow, if it was possible. So, to hid my embarrassment and color of my face, I berried my head into Gaara-kun's chest. His chest started vibrating and I could tell he was chuckling at me.
I remember he had held me like this the day he brought me back from Yahiko-chan's side. I had woken up in mine and Gaara-kun's bed, and had felt hope that it was all a dream... But then I remembered that I could never be that lucky. I remember when I had felt someone breathing on my neck, and when I had turned around I had seen Gaara-kun's sleeping form.
I had shaken him awake. "W-What is it?" He had asked in his sleepy voice.
"Why am I here!? I need to be with Yahiko-chan! I promised I wouldn't leave his side!" I had shouted at him and glared fiercely at him. He had blinked at the tone of my voice, it was obvious that he wasn't used to me shouting at him, unless I was just teasing him.
"Hina-chan... I brought you home because you weren't looking after yourself. I was worried so I decided to take you home to make you better. If you want, we can go visit him later?" He asked me. We both sat up, Gaara-kun with a sleepy yet hurt look on his face and myself still with that glare in my face.
"I want to go back! Take me back!" I argued.
"No. If I thought you would look after yourself, then I would!"
"Take me back!" I practically screamed at him. "I promised him I wouldn't leave his side! I will be the first one he sees when he opens his eyes!" I had shouted at him, even though I felt terrible for doing it on the inside. I had started crying then, and I had felt Gaara-kun's arms wrap around me and bring me onto his lap. He had let me cry me eyes out on him until I had fallen asleep on him from all the crying I had done.
When I had woken up, I was still in Gaara-kun's lap, and he was watching me with a small smile on his face. When I had remembered what had happened, I had apologized like crazy about maybe one hundred times in one minute to him. He had just laughed and told me that he understands why I had acted the way I did, but I had still felt awful. It was the first fight we had ever had.
"You okay?" Gaara-kun's voice pulled me out of my daze.
"Huh?" I lifted my head from where it was, berried in his chest, and looked up at him. His face was blank but the concern for me showed clearly in his eyes. I nodded slowly and smiled warily. "Yeah... I just want to apologies again fo-" Before I could finish my sentence, Gaara-kun cut in.
"Hina-chan, how many times must I tell you that it is okay. Really!" He smiled a bright smile down at me and I felt reassured. He ran his fingers through my hair and kissed my forehead lovingly. I couldn't believe how loved I felt at that moment. I really thought that after my Mother's death I would never find anyone to love me as much as my Mother did... But just looking into Gaara-kun's eyes, I see all the love I will ever need.
He then kissed me on the lips and I melted into his arms. How lucky am I to find someone like Gaara-kun? At first glance, you would think that he was just an emo-depressed bad boy with a bad past and an even crappier future... But he is the complete opposite of that. I'm glad that I was able to see past his looks and be able to get to know the real Gaara-kun that I know and love today. Who knows where I and my siblings would be without him and his siblings now. I will forever be in his debt.
"Hey, c'mon, Lovebirds! Get a room!" Ten-Ten-chan scolded us teasingly as we parted from our kiss. I - once again - blushed and Gaara-kun sent a half hearted glare towards her.
"Got'cha some cake, Lovebirds!" Naruto-kun said, comming up to us and handing both of us plates with a small piece of chocolate cake on. Oh, and the Lovebirds thing, I'm used to that by now. The whole gang - even Shino-kun - has started calling Gaara-kun and myself Lovebirds whenever we are together. At first I blushed every time they called us it, but I kinda like it now.
"Arigato!" I smiled at Naruto-kun, and Gaara-kun grunted his thanks.
I looked around the room to see everyone with smiling faces. All of my friends are sitting on the sofa either beside or opposite mine and Gaara-kun's seat, while eating their share of chocolate cake. Hanabi-chan was helping Temari-nee-chan and Kankuro-san get the 'Get Well Soon' cards for Yahiko-chan and place them on the window sill in the living room, where we all are now. Yahiko-chan was showing off all the new toys he got from people who were gave him presents after they heard what happened to him, to all of his little friends. I sighed blissfully and nuzzled in further into Gaara-kun's warmth as he tightened his arms more around me.
I have been though a lot in my life that I hope no one else would have to go through in theirs. I was lucky to have someone like Gaara-kun to help me through all the bad times I had and I am going to spend the rest of my life trying to show Gaara-kun how grateful I am to have him in my life. I love him so much and I know I will never stop, and I can't even think about loving someone else. Besides, I don't need anyone else when I have my one and only love of my life, Gaara-kun. And do you know what the best part is? It's that nobody can ever take him away from me, because I know he loves me just as much as I love him too.
I believe I am the luckiest girl in the world.
I crawled into bed and layed my head on my pillow. I was about to fall into a well deserved sleep when the blinding light to my bedroom flicked on. I groaned as the light burned my eyes and shoved the pillow I was using in my face. I heard my Hina-hime giggling and I had to smirk at the thought that goes through my mind every time she giggles or laughs 'Like music to my ears...'
"Gomen, Gaara-kun. I was just making sure nothing was in my way encase I fall over something on my way to bed." She giggled out. At this I just groaned once again. I guess she knew how tired I was because she said nothing after that and turned the light out after hearing my groan. I heard her small feet make soft padding noises until she reached the bed and I felt the bed dip and the blanket move when she put it over her.
I automatically pulled her back to my chest and rested my head in the crook of her neck. I heard her sigh happily and smiled down at her. "Goodnight, Gaara-kun. I love you." Oh how I love to hear those three simple words come out of her mouth. I nuzzled my head further into her neck.
"I love you too, love." I whispered in her ear, and I could almost feel her smile once I had said the three words. I guess she loves to hear them come out of my mouth just as much as I loves hearing them come out of her own. I wasn't tired anymore, and waited until I heard the deep and even breaths of my little Hina-hime. I could tell she was asleep. I sighed blissfully.
I know that my Hina-hime and myself are only fifteen years old... But I can already see myself spending the rest of my life with her. One day I want to marry her and have loads of kids and grow old together. I never want to let another man touch her. My Hina-hime is mine, and mine alone, just like I am hers, and hers alone. I never want to be with another girl and I have a strange feeling that my Hina-hime doesn't want to be with any other guy rather than me. I really hope not anyway.
It's funny when I think about it. If someone had told me one year ago that I would fall in love with someone as shy and pure as my Hina-hime, I would have just punched them in the face for lying to me.
I kissed her shoulder softly, making sure she wouldn't wake up, and sighed blissfully once again. I decided to make myself a promise. 'I promise myself that I will never stop loving my princess... I am going to spend the rest of my life trying to make her as happy as she makes me feel... and I am going to protect her with my life from now on.' I promised myself. After all, she is all I've ever needed.
As my eyes started drooping and I held my Hina-hime closer to me, I vaguely remembered another funny thing before falling to sleep... It was funny how I found the love of my life through such a simple question as:
'Will You Be My Friend?'
Well... That's it... It's finally done... But don't forget to watch out for the squeal to this story which will be out in a few weeks! It's called 'Love You Always, My Hina-Hime'
Thankies to everyone that read this story and R&R-ed!