An experimental oneshot on the GaaraHinata pairing

A very slight addition…

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Neji roused her to a cloudy beginning of an ordinary autumn morning.

-The Hokage wants to see you, now.

Not Naruto, but the Hokage, huh – she was expected at the headquarters then; at least this seemed important – the patches in the grey moisture revealed the dimming moon on the paling sky; the day had yet to start.

Naruto met her at his Office. She couldn't tell whether he was unusually cheerful or strangely irritated, but his perkiness at such an hour was incredulous.

-Oi, Hina-chaaaan. Never thought that having you as a citizen of our village would be so troublesome!

She didn't follow; perhaps the sleep hadn't really worn off even in the chill of the sunless dawn.

- Really, Hina-chan, I'm deeming it illegal – to have me shaken out of my precious, terribly vital sleep in the middle of the night just to sign some …silly….papers - that could definitely have waited - just to secure the ambassadorship position for you – there, you've got it, stamp and all, satisfied? So you better make sure that every single guest to Konoha has a hell of time here, understood? Every. Single. One - starting with this one!

- Naru…Hokage-sama, I have no idea what you mean – what….ambassadorship, what guests?

Naruto gave her his trademark most mischievous grin.

-Oi! Gaara!

-Eh?!

A tall thin silhouette materialized out of the twilight shadows. She did not dare believe her eyes.

- I never got to call you Hina-chan.

Here… In front of her…really here, he was really here! She couldn't stop staring.

- Well, I'm not the one in charge here… but perhaps your household has a balcony?

- Wou…would a porch do?

The sky poured ordinary autumn rain down their heads as they sat together on the porch, side by side.

- It's extraordinary, isn't it?

- …..Yes.

It was.

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So…

Do you guys think this second ending takes away from the story, kind of confuses the original feeling, etc.? Please say if you think that the story is better without it! I can't decide…