A lot of people are asking: "Why did you kill Neji?" It's not so much that I killed him off as much as I think Kishimoto-sensei will kill him off. I like Neji, I just think Kishimoto-sensei will kill him off. I might elaborate on it later. But until then, here's chapter 12.
Inka had seen better days in her life. She felt very hungry as she came back to consciousness. She wondered how long she'd been out.
"Finally awake, are you?" a familiar voice said.
She turned the direction the voice came from, but her vision was so blurry that she couldn't make out who it was.
"Nei-kun, is that you?" she asked with a little hesitation.
"Yeah," Neisan said, "You haven't been out to long. A few hours. Naruto-sensei was still worried though."
"You should have seen it," another voice that belonged to Haruki said, "He thought your big sister was going to kill him."
"Where is he?" Inka asked.
"Outside talking to the leader of the Snow Village," Neisan said.
It was then that she remembered exactly how she'd fainted. For some reason, after she showed those Snow Village brats what a Leaf Shinobi could do, she threw up. She bit her lip, wondering what her teammates would think of her if she asked why she threw up and fainted.
Neisan, seeming to have guessed what Inka was thinking, said, "That constant training what chakra control wore you out. Forcing more, like you did, can cause chakra backlash. You're chakra runs back through your chakra network and causes nausea. And that's if your lucky."
"Yeah, if you forced it any farther, you could have died," Haruki said.
Inka could see much better now. She saw the sadness in Haruki's face. Neisan didn't look to happy about that thought, either. He was keeping Inka out of his field of vision.
"Sorry I worried you," Inka said, "I'll be more careful. Doesn't look like that kid won't be respecting us any time soon."
"Not you, at any rate," Haruki said, with a little smile.
"I wouldn't be so sure of that," Neisan said, "What was that jutsu you did? I've never seen anything like it."
"That," Inka said, shrugging her shoulders, "I just came up with it."
"What?" Haruki said, "Right on the spot?"
"Yeah," Inka said, "Naruto-sensei taught me how to master chakra control by channeling it into the palm of my hand. I just figured I'd make it useful."
"Do you realize what you've done?" Neisan asked.
"You just invented a new jutsu," Neisan said, "And Yuuta-san said it was probably a C-Rank jutsu at least."
"Oh, I see," she said, even though she didn't.
Neisan sighed and said, "All ninjutsu are ranked by difficulty. All the jutsu they taught us at the academy are E-Rank ninjutsu. C-Rank ninjutsu are Chuunin level techniques. And you're telling me that you just invented one on the spot!?"
Inka blinked, and after a lot pause said, "Wow. Guess I'm cooler than I thought."
"That's not the half of it," Neisan said, "From what you've said, I think that was an incomplete ninjutsu."
"What do you mean?" Inka said.
Neisan sighed and said, "I mean that a complete jutsu uses Form Manipulation and Nature Manipulation."
Neisan groaned in frustration and said, "Did you ever pay attention in class? From Manipulation alters how much chakra you put out and what shape it's in. Nature Manipulation alters what state it's in. Understand?"
"Yes," Inka lied.
"Do you really?" Haruki asked.
"Of corse I do," Inka said, "What do you think I'm stupid? DON'T ANSWER THAT!"
"Inka, we just want to make sure you understand," Haruki said, throwing his hands up in defense.
"Yeah, knowing what you're doing will help you in combat," Neisan said, "We don't want you to get hurt. You are our teammate, after all."
Inka was surprised. She hadn't expected that from Neisan. She used to like him just because of his good looks, but he wasn't just easy on the eyes. He thought about her. He cared about her, on some level.
"I get Form Manipulation," Inka said, "But I still don't get Nature Manipulation."
"Well," Neisan said, "Nature Manipulation is different for each person. Most have affinity for one of five elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Lightning, and Wind."
Inka didn't have a clue what he was talking about.
"For example, someone who has an affinity for Fire Manipulation will be best at learning Fire ninjutsu."
"Oh, I get it," Inka said, "Wait, how do I know what element I have affinity for?"
"Don't ask me," Haruki said, "I don't have a clue. Neisan has it easy, he can combine the Earth and Lightning elements. He's known that as long as he can remember, so he knows his affinity."
"Wait, so you have two elements?" Inka said, feeling a bit jealous.
"Well, I can only manipulate Lightning in my left hand," Neisan explained, "and Earth with my right. So, although I can master high level Earth and Lightning ninjutsu, some won't be as powerful as they would be if I could use both arms for it."
"Oh, and how did you know your affinity?" Inka asked Haruki.
"Hyuuga clan members usually have an affinity for Water," Haruki said, "They checked when I was really young. I don't remember how. Naruto-sensei probably knows how."
"I don't think you need to know your affinity yet," Neisan said, standing up.
"Why not, Nei-kun?" Inka asked.
"It's already a C-Rank ninjutsu," Neisan said, "If you add Nature Manipulation, it will become a B-Rank or A-Rank jutsu. Those can be dangerous. And it takes a while to master any type of Nature Manipulation, even when you have affinity for it. I think I should tell Naruto-sensei you're awake. He'll be happy."
"Thank you, Neisan," Inka said after him.
"So," Haruki said, "What are you going to call it?"
"What?" Inka said.
"Your new ninjutsu," Haruki said, "It's got to have a name."
"Oh, I don't know," Inka said, "It's not finished, so maybe I shouldn't."
"You can always change it once you finish it," Haruki said, "Maybe "Ranpu Yari no Jutsu". How's that?"
[Light Spear Technique]
"I don't know," Inka said.
"How about "Giragiranaifu no Jutsu"?"
"Sounds like I should question your sexual orientation."
"Hey," Haruki said, "I take offense to that!"
"Oh, relax," Inka said, "Let's get anything else you got out of the way."
"Okay," Haruki said, still looking a little upset, "What do you think of "Chakra Mori no Jutsu"?"
[Chakra Lance Technique]
Inka thought about that one. She did like it, but...
"How about just "Chakra Mori"?" she said, "That gives me something to work towards. It didn't look like a lance to me, so I know what I'll have to change."
"Hey, it's your justu," Haruki said, "Great job, by the way. It was awesome. Before you threw up, of course."
That was when their sensei came in.
"Inka, are you all right," Naruto said, sounding a bit out of breath.
"Yes," Inka said, looking at her hands, "I'm sorry I worried you."
Naruto let out a sigh a relief and said, "They said you'd be okay, but I wasn't sure. I'm really glad you're okay. After you recover, we'll head for the Feudal Lord's palace and talk with her. After that, the mission is over and we can go home."
"Sounds good," Haruki said.
"Wait," Inka said, "I'm find right now. We don't need to wait."
"Sakura-chan thinks so," Naruto said, "She said we should wait until tomorrow. And it's getting late. I'd rather not travel in the dark."
Inka fell back on her pillow and said, "Fine, whatever."
"Don't take it so hard, Inka," Naruto said, "Yuuta told me you made a ninjutsu he'd never seen before. I'd like to see it, before we go."
Inka thought this over a bit and said, "Okay."
[Later that night, in Naruto and Sakura's room]
"I don't see why that girl had to talk to you so much," Sakura said, referring to Yuzuki.
"She is the leader of this village," Naruto said, "And I am the leader of this mission. You're not jealous, are you?"
"What, me?" Sakura said, "Why would I be?"
"I can't believe you're jealous," Naruto said, "She's just someone with a crush on me. Can you blame her?"
"Yes," Sakura said.
"Don't be like that," Naruto said, "It's not like it's my fault. She's out of her mind.
"Like you once said, 'Someone would have to be out of her mind to fall for you, Naruto.'
"What does that say about you?"
"Shut up, baka," Sakura said, but there was no anger in her voice this time.
She came back into view in her pajamas. The anger seemed to be replaced with a bit of embarrassment.
"How were you able to look past me saying things like that?" Sakura asked.
"I was used to having worse things said about me."
"That's not excuse. I was a total bitch to you. How could you still love me, after that?"
"You weren't mean all the time," Naruto said, "Just a few times. Some times, I deserved it. Those times when you were nice to me...I felt like they made up for those times you were mean."
"You really are an idiot," Sakura said, but like before there was no anger in it.
"Look, Sakura-chan," Naruto said, "I doesn't matter if one girl wants me, or a hundred, or a thousand."
He had to stop while she fought back laughter. Apparently she thought that a thousand girls wanting him was funny.
"It doesn't matter how many girls there are that want to have me," he continued, "I'm yours."
Sakura smiled and said, "You always know exactly what to say, don't you?"
"Guess so," Naruto said, "Going to come to bed?"
Sakura smiled again and said, "Actually, I wanted to do something before going to sleep."
"Really?" Naruto said, "What do you want to do?"
Sakura didn't even bother to explain. She just tackled him and locked her lips with his. They feel back on the bed. Naruto was quick to pick up what his wife wanted. He brought his arms around her waist and counted to ten in his head. After he reached ten, he flipped her over so he was on top and grabbed her hands. She gave a half-hearted struggle as he held her hands above her head.
"You sure you want to do this?" he asked.
"What?" Sakura said, "You afraid you'll get me pregnant?"
"No thanks," Naruto said, "Already did that."
Sakura giggled (squirming just the way Naruto liked) and said, "So, how about we get this party started?"
"Any preferences?" Naruto asked.
Sakura thought it over and said, "Surprise me."
Naruto licked his lips then kissed hers. When he let go of her hands, she grabbed his head to ensure he would not escape her lips. Not that he wanted to. She kissed him back with animal-like ferocity.
"Dang," Naruto thought, "I've got to be the only guy who gets scares from kissing his wife."
He decided that his hands no longer belonged on Sakura's hips, where they were resting. He slowly brought his right hand up along her torso. He felt her take a breath as it reached it's goal. Instead of giving her the long stroke that he knew she'd love, he decided to tease her a bit. He only brushed her left breast and placed his hand on her cheek.
Sakura glared at him and said, "Oh, no you–OH!"
While her attention was on his right hand, she had failed to notice that his left had moved ve-e-ery close to another sensitive area of hers.
"A ninja must see through deception," Naruto reminded her.
"I'll have to remember that," Sakura said, "What are you waiting for?"
Naruto was just about to move in for the kill when Sai came in without knocking, or anything like that.
"Naruto-kun, Sakura-san, we...have...to..."
Sakura looked up at Sai, turned the deepest shade of red Naruto had ever seen in his life, and bit out, "WHAT!?"
"Am I...interrupting something?"
"WHAT DO YOU THINK!?" Sakura shouted, "NARUTO, GET OFF ME SO I CAN KILL HIM!"
Instead, Naruto asked, "Is this important?"
"Yes," Sai said, remaining neutral, "The Village is under attack."
"Attack?" Sakura said, almost turning back to her normal color. Almost.
"We have to help them," Naruto said.
"I know that," Sakura said in aggravation, "But you'll have to get off me first."
Naruto did and said to Sai, "Tell them we're on our way. And knock next time...or SOMETHING."
Well, that's it for that chapter. Hope you enjoyed that last part as much as I did. Poor Sakura never gets her way.
By the way, is anyone interested in doing fanart of some of the scenes in this fanfic? If you are, let me know in a review.