Chapter 17- Sweet Dreams, Ryutori
& Ryu's Wedding Day &
The church was small, and not very many of Ryu's blood had come. This was a good thing.
Ryu, in the Bride's Dressing Room, getting into her dress, with some of her bride's maids. Devon, in the Groom's Dressing Room, alone. He smirked.
"Ugh- this suit is tight-"
"Shut up, Jiriya. Be respectful, this is my friend's wedding." Orochimaru hissed, trying to adjust his tie- but found it incredibly difficult. "Where's Tsunade?"
"Oh- apparently, she's with the bride- or- she got drunk and forgot."
"Yeah- I think it was option 2. Well, I have things to do- so- you do know you're only staying for five minutes to see her, right? then you leave?"
"Uh-huh." Jiriya said. Orochimaru nodded.
"'Kay, I have something to do-"
( Groom's Dressing Room )
Orochimaru walked in, as Devon was fixing his tuxedo jacket. Devon saw him.
"Oh- it's YOU."
"Oh- after all of this, I don't want ever see you near my wife AGAIN, Human."
"Oh, of course! In fact, you won't be able to see me ever again, ok?"
Devon turned to look at him. He smirked, before turning back to the mirror.
Orochimaru smirked, reaching under his jacket, walking closer.
"Yes- I think we share common ground." Orochimaru said. "I'm sure we can find other things in common, yes?"
"Yes- that'd be better."
& Later &
(Since I'm so lazy, I'm skipping all the wedding crap and the kissing scene- so -yeah )
'This is the best day of my life!' Ryu thought happily, giving Devon a dreamy look, before laying her head on his shoulder.
"It was good to see you all again." Devon sneered at the rest of the family.
The holographic versions of my parents, faded, and Devon watched, as Kit faded away. Apparently, he was taking vacation in the Sand Village.
"And now, you'll all DIE. I do hope you had a nice life." Devon said, waving his hand. One of the people looked as if they had been cut, and fell to the ground, along with four others.
Suddenly, the lights went out. Ryu jumped back in shock, all her "relatives", on the ground. Hell, Devon even got their blood on her dress. She was confused. Her perfect day had just blown up in her FACE!
Devon reached up, covering the left side of his face with his hand.
"You have two minutes to run, Ryu- CHAN-"
Ryu stood there, recognizing the voice. She let out as scream, as he vanished. Everything was dark- all colors inverted, causing her to fall to her knees, covering her face in horror.
It reminded her- of all those times that damn child had thrown her into the Mangeoko Sharigan World. This was like it- only far worse. When she fell to her knees, her dress was ripped- by spikes, sticking out of the ground. She quickly stood up again. There were EVERYWHERE. As if he had booby trapped the entire fucking church-
"(static) - One minute, 24 seconds and counting, Ryu-chan. (sigh) Oh, you don't know how much I'm looking forward to our little GAME." Orochimaru's voice taunted on some hidden speaker phone.
"But- I just can't decide. Would this be considered, 'Hide-and-Go-Seek', or, 'Cat-and-Mouse'?"
He laughed , as Ryu dashed out of the room and down the halls- that seemed longer some how. She fell, hearing his laughter, pulling herself to her feet, and continuing her running.
"I'm having a hard time deciding whether to come and find you- now- or- wait and extra 30 seconds or so, Ryu-Chan-(sigh) such a hard decision-"
"Why in the hell are you doing this?!" She yelled up at the ceiling.
"...But- weren't you the one who said yesterday,'If it wasn't for this marriage thing, then I'd totally choose you', right?"
Ryu stood there. So that's what this was all about?
"So- I got rid of Devon and most of the witnesses, so that you'd only have me."
She shivered. He sounded like he was just behind her.
"I guess it doesn't really matter now- since we're already married." He commented wistfully, making Ryu whip around.
Orochimaru blinked. "Oh- that's right- I never told you-" He groaned and hit his forehead. Ryu grabbed his left hand, looking at the ring finger. She frowned in confusion and disappointment.
It was there. The wedding tattoo- it was there.
(A/N: In the world where Devon, Ryu, and Kit are from, they have different traditions. For weddings, instead of the bride and groom putting on a ring for their significant other, "rings" are tattooed on their ring fingers. Silver for boys, gold for girls, usually. But since Orochimaru is human, he gets gold- her family has a lot of humor- as this is mocking him and presenting him as a girl than a guy.)
"This is terrible." She frowned.
"Oh, come on, it's not all that bad, Ryu-Chan." Orochimaru smiled weakly. "Well- um- you're the legal mom of the Sound Five and Kabuto now." (A/N: Giggle Snort)
Well, she was happy about this, at least. She seemed to be anyway.
-A Month Later-
"Mommy, mommy, look, look!"
Ryu turned around, she smiled, as Kabuto and the Sound Five, crowded around her legs. She crouched down. She had just brought them back from the Ninja Academy. (yeah, they do go.)
Today, they were working on arts and crafts, and they had all make little Popsicle houses. She smiled, and told them how good their creations were. Kabuto didn't have one- he was home-schooled and taught by Orochimaru.
The kids laughed and smiled, before running away.
"So- you like it here then, sister?"
Ryu stood up and turned halfway, to see Kit, his hair was down. She smiled, playing with his hair.
"You should have your hair down more, neii-chan!" She said.
(A/N: For you not japanese speaking people, it means 'brother')
"You do remember what I said about you fucking up this wedding, right?" He asked coldly. She nodded, before he pulled out the needle he had last time, smiling darkly at her.
"I told you- I'd erase that boy from your mind, didn't I?"
Kit pulled her into a choke hold, and stabbed her in the arm with the needle, the fluid, quickly drained into her blood from the wound just created. He vanished, reappearing in a more forest-like area. He laid her on the ground, before fading away.
'Sweet Dreams- Ryutori'
(A/N: Look out for the new sequel, 'Beauty and the Basilisk'.)