Yay! Spring break is here! (for me at least) and so is the last chapter of this story! I'm really sorry for the slow update. I had this written for a while but I never got around to typing it. My school blocked this website...which is...ridiculous, really.
In any case, I hope you enjoy the last chapter of this story, and check out some of my other SasuHina that I'm writing!
Sasuke and Hinata awoke in a rather compromising position. When Hinata's pale eyes fluttered open, she felt a light pressure on her check and noticed Sasuke's hand was resting there. He had unconsciously moved closer to her during the night, and she felt their legs touching. She blushed and softly nudged his shoulder. He apologized when he became aware of their situation and he quickly rolled off the bed.
He staggered as he got to his feet, and Hinata saw he wasn't wearing his shirt. After Sasuke noticed her staring at his rather exposed figure, he smirked.
"Like what you see?"
Hinata simply squeaked and ducked further under the covers.
Sasuke threw a shirt on and was about to leave the room when Hinata stopped him.
"Where are you going?" she asked as she sat up in the bed.
"To get you some clothes. I'll be right back"
Hinata then remembered she was still wearing the dirty night gown and thanked him.
'How embarrassing' she thought in dismay.
The door slammed shut behind Sasuke, and the room was silent. She looked at the bedside clock and was relieved to see that it was only 8.
She thought that eating breakfast was the wisest thing to do, being that team Hebi would likely be stalking Itachi for a majority of the day. Shephoned the lobby and requested that a meal be brought to her room. The cook reported that everything would be ready in half an hour, so Hinata proceeded to take a shower.
She got dressed in the complimentary bath robe and nightgown and waited patiently for Sasuke on the couch. She could hear the bustling sounds of morning and the hallway and closed her eyes in content.
When the crepes arrived, she began to eat them by herself in the kitchen and was surprised when one was suddenly snatched off her plate.
She gazed up at Sasuke and smiled. He was holding two expensive looking multi colored bags, and each had the name couture on the side.
"I thought you didn't like sweets"
"I'm starting to look at things differently" was all he said in response. He placed the bags at her feet and sat down across from her at the table.
Hinata washed her sticky hands before returning to search the bags.
"Y-you didn't have to buy me such expensive c-clothes" she stammered, before removing the contents of the first bag.
It wasn't that Hinata was unused to being treated like a princess, she just didn't expect such things of Sasuke.
"Hn" Sasuke said, grabbing an apple out of the basket of fruit on the table.
Hinata gasped at the beautiful silver top and the cute black skirt she found. She was a little afraid of what the other bag would hold.
When she looked inside all she saw was a shoe box.
Curious as to what kind of shoe he had gotten her at a high fashion clothing store, she slowly and carefully slid open the lid.
The shoes she found made her break into a wide smile.
"S-Sasuke…th-they're beautiful" she said softly.
She gently picked up one of the light purple ballet shoes and turned it over in her hands. The material they were made of felt odd, and Hinata realized they had been infused with chakra to prevent them from wear and tear.
"Thank you so much!" she exclaimed happily, clutching the shoe and trying not to cry. It was so sweet.
"I figured that with your fighting style, that type of shoe would allow you to move a lot more freely" Sasuke said, avoiding her elated face as he glanced out the window.
"I-I'm going to go change…" Hinata said, before heading into the bathroom.
She threw her hair into a pony tail before getting dressed. The clothes were even more stunning once she had them on.
She slowly walked out of the bathroom, unsure of how Sasuke would react to how she looked.
The effect was instantaneous.
Hinata barely registered what was happening as she was gently pushed against the wall and assailed with kisses.
"You look so beautiful" he whispered softly. Hinata felt the heat rise in her face as he kissed her on the lips rather deeply.
When he finally released her, she was breathless but happy.They left the room and returned the key in the lobby.
"W-Where is the rest of your team?" Hinata asked as they approached the inn doors.
"That's a good question. They were supposed to be looking for Itachi."
Almost as if on cue, Karin's shrill scream issued from outside.
"Come" Sasuke said suddenly, grabbing Hinata's hand and yanking her through the front doors.
Karin wasn't there. Someone else was.
"Itachi" Sasuke breathed.
Instinctively, Hinata activated her Byakugan and made sure that the Itachi standing before them was real.
He was, and she noticed that behind Itachi, team Hebi was fighting Kisame in the forest.
"Sasuke, y-your team is in trouble!" Hinata cried. She saw Karin fall and Suigetsu slash at Kisame.
Sasuke stared ahead, obviously unaware of anything but Itachi.
"A Byakugan…how interesting….is she your new toy, Sasuke? A tool?" Itachi asked, as he slowly raised a hand. Hinata looked at the ring on his finger and immediately felt a plummeting sensation in her stomach.
"She knows what she is. Useful, but dispensable"
"Then why don't you get rid of her?"
Sasuke turned around to face Hinata and slowly unsheathed the sword at his hip.
Hinata's breathing became heavy, but she found herself incapable of moving even an inch. Fear and shock at what was happening paralyzed her.
"Goodbye, Hinata, trash of the Hyuga" Sasuke said in a soft voice.
His arm arched backwards before plunging into her stomach.
Hinata sank to the ground as Sasuke viciously wrenched the sword out.
She clutched the wound and emitted a scream. A scream of disbelief, pain, and confusion.
Hinata fell on her side and felt her vision became blurry. She wasn't going to live. This was the end.
'I'm sorry, Naruto, everyone. I tried the best I could…
I guess I can't do anything right.
Sasuke…I really did…love…you'
Hinata's eyes closed. The world became black, and she saw no more.
Hinata felt heavy. Her body was weak.
Yet she realized…
"I'm…alive" she slowly opened her eyes and saw that she was sitting in a white hospital room.
"Hinata" Sasuke's voice suddenly called.
Hinata shrank back and put her hands up in fear when Sasuke attempted to touch her.
Hinata was crying, she thought he was going to hurt her.
"Hinata…I'm so sorry. He captured you in an illusion when you looked at his hand"
"If it was an illusion…why am I all bandaged up?"
One of her eyes had been coveredin gauze, and there was a severe puncture wound in her stomach.
"I'm sorry about that too. I couldn't protect you. After you became trapped in the illusion, he attacked"
Sasuke looked at the ground, ashamed.
"I was so scared…I thought you were going to die" he said quietly.
"Its not your f-fault…b-but, were you able to kill him?" she asked.
He nodded grimly.
"Yes. The body was destroyed by local anbu, and they healed you before I hauled you into the emergency room"
Sasuke reached to her and gently stroked her cheek, where there were still some tears.
"I was so upset, Hinata. I wouldn't have been able to stand losing you…"
"I'm glad you care about m-me so m-much… Sasuke" she said.
The door to the room swung open, and all Hinata saw was one thing….
"N-Naruto kun!" Hinata exclaimed. He had a stuffed animal of some sort in his hand.
Sasuke groaned. News spread fast, that was for sure.
They were in Sungakure because the nearest hospital was there. Obviously, Gaara or someone had let Naruto know Sasuke and Hinata were in his village.
Hinata saw Sakura too, and Sakura smiled at her.
Naruto pretended at first not to notice Sasuke.
"The Kazekage told us you showed up in critical condition, Hinata chan. Me and Sakura just wanted to visit to make sure you were ok" Naruto said, handing her what turned out to be a stuffed fox.
"Th-Thank you" Hinata said
"I see you still dress completely opposite of stealthy, Naruto"
"And I see your still the same jerk as ever"
Sakura laughed lightly and walked over to Hinata.
"Shino and Kiba wanted me to tell you they're sorry they couldn't come. They're on a mission right now" Sakura explained.
Hinata then became a little worried.
"You two d-didn't tell the hokage I was with S-Sasuke, did you?" she asked nervously.
"No, we didn't. I did make her promise, though, that if I happened upon Sasuke and he comes home he won't be penalized" Naruto said.
Hinata looked at Sasuke to gouge his reaction.
"Go home, huh? Back to 'Believe it!' every day and Sakura's emotional outburst?" Sasuke mused quietly.
The room was silent, allowing him to continue.
He looked directly at Naruto.
"I'll come home. I've accomplished what I set out to do. Now that the past is behind me, I can finally start to look"
Sasuke paused, and looked directly at Hinata
"To the future"
Ok, so who read chapter 393? I almost wanted to cry.
You've finished reading? REALLY?
Then that must mean, surely you're going to-
window is closed
NOOO! ME AND CLUCKY WILL AVENGE YOUUUUUUUUUUU!