I woke up and looked around. I was in hospital, I could tell by the crisp sheets and sterile smell that could only be found at that one place. I looked around me. There were three other beds in the room, each one full. One had a pink things on the pillows, another one had a blonde led sprawled out on the bed, and the third one had a raven haired girl sat up, drinking tea.
"Hi..." I choked out. My voice was hoarse and my throat was dry. It felt like I hadn't spoken in about three days, and thinking about it, that was probably how long it had been. Hinata put her tea down on the table by her bed, and turned and smiled sweetly at me.
"Hi, how are you feeling?" She asked me. I waved my hands showing that I would live. She nodded. "The doctor said we should all be OK, and back on our feet and on mission in three weeks. And Kuri is doing well! You have all been out cold for three days. I only woke up a moment ago."
The others had just woken up, and caught the second part of what Hinata said, and nodded slowly, not trusting themselves to speak. We sat there in silence, as only Hinata was able to speak. We waited until the nurse entered the room on her fifteen minute rounds till we started to talk.
We now all had a glass of water in us, and a jug full beside us, for when we wanted more, before we got talking.
"Where is everyone Hinata?" Ino asked, voice recovered and hydrated.
"Who do you mean by everyone?" Hinata asked.
"Well, I think we all know who she means..." Sakura softly answered.
"I... I don't... know... I haven't seen them since they broke us out of that place..." Hinata said, barely audible.
"But isn't Neji with Kuri?" I asked her.
"Not that I know of... I am sorry..." Hinata replied, near tears. I felt sorry for her. She knew little more then us, but we were relying on her for the news, and she only had bad news, and I think she hated to be the bearer of bad news.
My train of thought was distributed when a nurse swung open the door, and wheeled in a cot... in it was...
"KURI!" I squealed!
"Yes, and she needs feeding! Here is the bottle. She will stay in here tonight, and you can all go home tomorrow!" The nurse delivered us some good news, while wheeling the cot beside me, handing me the bottle and a few nappies. I peered in the cot, and looked at my daughter. She really was quiet...
"WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!" Kuri screamed at the top of her lungs, slowly opening her eyes, while crying.
"Well then... this is my cue, I will leave you all in peace... well as peaceful as it can be with Kuri in the room!" The nurse rambled happily, making a quick exit.
I leaned over the cot and lifted my baby out, placing her in my arms. I then got the bottle, and gently put it in her mouth. The minute the cool liquid entered her mouth, she quietened down. All the could be heard in the room was Kuri gently sucking on the bottle. It brought a small smile to all of our faces.
We all signed our names on the piece of paper and walked slowly out of the hospital. As soon as the cool air hit our faces, we smiled, the sun shining on our skin, for the first time in what felt like forever.
We slowly walked down the streets, the smiles slowly left our faces, wondering what would await us when we arrived at our houses, would they be there, or would we be alone? It was just one of the many questions circling around, and around in our heads.
Kuri gently wiggled in my arm, making me laugh at the cuteness of her movement, and how much of a fidget she was... LIKE ME!
Everyone else laughed with me, knowing what I was like when I was sleeping... I mean we have had so many sleep overs, we should be in the Konoha Book Of Records for it!
But I guess, with a baby, it would be harder to find the time to have the sleepovers, and go out. It was just one of the many things that being a parent, meant you had to sacrifice.
We turned the corner, entering my road. We all lived along the same route, and would drop each other off on the way. The best thing was no one had to walk alone, as Ino and Sakura lived next door to each other!
I walked up to my door, the girls waiting at the gate, and knocked. A man opened the door.
"You must be Tenten, correct?" He asked me. Well at least he wasn't a woman, I don't think I could have handled that. I would have turned and run. I slowly nodded. "Well I have been asked to give you this"
He handed me a small envelope, addressed to me, Hinata, Ino and Sakura. I thanked him, and turned back to the others.
"Lets go to the bench over there, and sit down, then open this," I said. They nodded and we walked towards it. Kuri was getting heavy, you see, and my arm was just about ready to drop off.
I handed the envelope to Hinata, who was sat next to me, and she slowly opened it, and read it out loud.
"To, well, you four! We are sorry we weren't at the hospital to pick you up, but we thought this would be so much better! Please come to 456 Kikley road! Love from Naruto, Neji, Sasuke and Shikamaru!" Hinata read out loud.
"OMG, but like Kikley road has all the MOST expensive, posh houses there in the WHOLE of Konoha!" Ino exclaimed!
"I KNOW LETS GET THERE NOW!" Sakura screamed, jumping off the bench in the same direction we had just come from. We all jumped up and followed closely behind her, wanting to see the house at the same time.
We looked at the house we were instructed to go to, and gazed up at it in awe. It was the biggest house down the road, with it's massive front lawn, and even bigger back garden... from what we could see anyway.
We all opened the gate, and slowly walked the long walk to the front door. I knocked on the door, which just fell open. I looked around. The hallway was large, spacious, and beautiful. After looking around in amazement for quite some time, me eyes fell on a postic note stuck to the door at the other end of the corridor.
I slowly walked up to it, the others following me closely. I peeled it off the door, and read it aloud.
"Open the door, and through to the back garden! There will be another postic note!"
"Well, that was short and sweet!" Ino cheered. We all nodded, and opened the door, which led into another large room. This one had a piano in, a chess board and a large easel.
We then saw a large glass patio door on the other side of the room, with a yellow sticky note stuck on the outside of the door. Hinata walked over to the door and opened it, us three following her through it. She read the note aloud, not bothering to peel it of off the glass.
"Come to the summer house at the back of the garden! This is the last place!"
"YAY!" We all cheered, and ran off to the back of the garden.
We walked towards the summerhouse and knocked on the door impatiently.
"COME IN!" Naruto yelled from inside.
We opened the door and our mouth's dropped open at the sight in front of us. The room was dark, with scented candles and roses. There were rose petals dotted across the floor, which lead us up to the four men, kneeling on the floor, each one with an open box in their hands, in it, an diamond ring.
"Would you marry me?" They all asked in unison. Each one of us ran forward to the man we loved and hugged them tight!
"YES!" Erupted from the four girls, the room filled with laughter and a happy feel was flowing through the room.
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