Chapter 7 The Grand Finale
Naruto and Hinata followed the smirking Hiashi as the council looked at him in confusion.
"Hiashi-sama? What is the meaning of this? Why is he here?" One of them asked with disgust.
Hiashi glared at him in anger.
"Silence. No more I accept that tone from any of you. Now. I am here to tell of my desicion for my daughter. You will accep it as it is not up for negotiaion." Hiashi said sternly.
The elders began to object when he sent them a quick glare.
"Now. For anyone thinking about countermanding me, I will have you know that if you do so, it is punishable by death."
One of the elders rose from his chair.
"This is an outrage! You have no such right!" He screamed.
Hiashi activated his Byuakugan and glared at the man.
"Actually, I do. It's one of the many privalages being clan head. Now, as I was saying," He glared back at the council as the members sat down, albiet hesitantly. "I have decided, to move the date for her wedding will be moved ahead of scheduale." He said calmly.
The elders looked at him confused.
"But...she was never engaged to anyone."
"Oh yes she was. Or have you forgotten my choice for her?"
He saw the elders jaws drop as the caught onto the implications of what was said. Hiashi's smirk grew wider.
"That's right. Naruto Uzumaki will marry my daughter in two weeks, and she will become Hinata Uzumaki." Hiashi said proudly as he placed a hand on Naruto's and Hinata's shoulders, Naruto looking shocked, Hinata looked like she could die from happiness.
The elders began to sputter an indignition which Hiashi silenced with a glare.
"There will be no room for discusion. I only wanted to inform you. You gentleman have a good afternoon." Hiashi said, fighting back his laughter at their defeated looks.
After they left the room, Hiashi took them to his office where he laughed at the elders reactions.
"Priceless." He said happily as he sat at his desk.
He looked up at Naruto and Hinata as they looked back at him, both looking plesantly surprised. Hiashi sighed and pulled out a document and tossed it to them.
"That is a copy of an engagement contract. Both of your names are on here, as are the signiture's of your legal guardans."
Naruto looked at him confused.
"But...I don't have one." He said sadly.
Hiashi chuckled at his forlorn expression.
"The Hokage is the one who signed it for you. Now, the original date was for Hinata's eighteenth birthday. Now, seeing as I am going to be a grandfather in a few months, the ceromony will be in two weeks."
Naruto blinked at him before asking his next question.
"When was this signed?" He asked.
"Before your training mission. Now, you two are free today. And don't worry about the plans. The Hokage and I have already worked out all the details."
Two weeks later...
Hinata was in the dressing room at the church, butterflies in her stomach as Shizune helped her get ready.
"You look beautiful Hinata." Shizune said as she looked over the white dress. It was starpless and very form fitting, showing of her attractive features. Her hair was pulled back into and elegant bun with her bangs still showing. Her skin had a soft glow as she examined herself in the mirror. She was happy to see her father and Hanabi in the doorway. Turning, she saw that her father was smiling with a tear traveling down her face. Hanabi was smiling at Hinata in her lavander dress, holdong the flower basket.
"Hinata. I can't believe the day is here. While I am happy for you, I can't help but to feel that I missed my little girl growing up into the beautiful young woman I see before me." He said. He walked over to her and gave her a hug. She smiled as they broke apart.
"You mother would be proud of you if she were here. I too, am proud." He said as he continued to smile.
"Your all done Hinata. That baka will probably pass out at the sight of you." Shizune said.
Hinata looked over at her bridesmaides and smiled. Each of them wore a lavander strapless dress that was just as tight on them as her wedding dress was on her. Sakura helped her put her veil on as Tsunade entered the room, wearing her Hokage robes.
"It's time." She said.
All the girls lined up with Hanabi in front and began to leave the room, one at a time. Finally, Hinata and Hiashi were left in the room. Hinata was extremely nervous as the bridal march sounded. Together, Father and Daughter lefted the room and began the long walk down the aile.
Naruto's head turned as her heard the bridal march start and his face broke into a wide smile. Up aile came a smiling Hinata and a solomen Hiashi. Their were 'awes' coming from the crowd, only making Hinata blush even more. Her and Hiashi stopped at the stairs as Tsunade began.
"Who gives away this woman?" She asked.
"I, Hiashi Hyuuga."
He let his arm fall as he watched hinata take Naruto's hand. He moved to his seat and watched, happier than he'd been in years. Naruto led Hinata up to the alter and truned to face the woman he was going to spen the rest of his life with. Tsunade smiled as she continued.
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to day to witness the marriage of two leaf shinobi. Bith of them are strong and loving. Today they will become one. If anyone does not want them to marry, speak now or forever hold you peace." The room was silent. Nobody in the room, in the entire village for that matter, had anything wrong with it. Tsunade nodded as she continued.
"Now. I understanded it that you two wish to recite your vows. Naruto."
Naruto smiled as he continued to hold onto both of Hinata's hands.
"Hinata Hyuuga. You have been my most treasured person. You have cheered for me when others wouldn't. You loved me when no one else would. Without you, I would have lost myself and my way. I love you so much." He said, eyes misting. Hinata let a tear slide down her face as she smiled at him.
"Very good. Hinata?"
"Naruto Uzumaki. You have been my inspiration. You have given me courage and the strength to change myself for the better. You always tried to help me when I couldn't help my self. I would like nothing more than to always be with you, loving you and being loved by you." She said softly. Naruto smiled at her.
Konohamaru stepped forward, holding a cushin. Naruto reached down and picked up one of the rings. He slid the gold band onto her left hand, smiling. Hinata then picked the last ring up and slid it onto his left hand. They both continued to smile.
"By the power vested in me, as Godamine Hokage of the Village Hidden in the Leaves, I now present you Mr and Mrs Uzumaki. You can kiss her now, Naruto."
Naruto grinned as her lifted the veil and kissed his bride softly as the room broke into cheers and aplause. Naruto was happy as they walked down the aile and headed for the reception.
Eight months later...
Naruto was standing besides Iruka after having helpped him on his latest mission. Iruka was smiling at the blonde as they talked after the students left.
"I must say Naruto, you did extremely well today. Perhaps you should consider becoming a sensei fulll time."
Naruto shook his head.
"Nah. I like the sensei for the day missions."
Iruka smiled as he sighed.
"Well, guess I should have known."
Naruto laughed as a battered looking Shizune burst into the room. Naruto looked at her in confusion.
"Um...Shizune-chan, what's wrong?"
Shizune clutched her side as she panted.
Naruto looked dumbstruck for a moment before he snapped out of his stupor.
"HOLY SHIT! Later sensei!" He yelled, scrambling out of the room and running to the hospital as fast as he could.
"Ah, Naruto-baka. Just on time. Lets go." SHe said, running right past him.
He followed behind her. FIve minutes later, Hinata was on the bed, panting and moaning in pain while Naruto stood next to her. Hinata whimpered in pain as the contractions came faster.
"It's okay. Just breath, Hina-hime." He said, trying to comfort her.
He didn't expect the hostile feelings aimed at him, or to have Hinata glare at him.
"This is your fault." She hissed.
"If you knew how to keep it in your pants, we wouldn't be in pain."
"But...I feel fine." He made the mistake of saying.
Tsunade would have smacked him for saying that but was busy down by the birth canal. Shizune groaned as Hinata's eyes flashed with anger.
"Give me you hand, Naruto-kun. It'll help me." She told him through gritted teeth.
He did so, without thinking, only to have Hinata squeeze down on his hand as hard as she could. Naruto yelped in pain and surprise at her sudden strength.
"I thought you said it would help!" He said accusingly.
"It's helping me." She said, a hint of mischief in her eyes before another contraction hit her.
She squeezed his hand, causing him to gasp out agin.
"NARUTO UZUMAKI! I'M GOING TO CASTRATE YOU WITH A DULL RUSTED KNIFE!" she screamed as a more powerful contraction hit her.
Naruto was too shocked to be in pain as Tsunade got ready by the delivery chute.
"Alright Hinata. I need you to push."
Hinata grunted as she pushed with all her might. Sweat was pouring down her face as she gnashed her teeth from the pain, crushing Naruto's hand that was slowly turing purple. He had lost all feling in it, save for the cracking of the bones.
Hinata gave a scream as the baby came out, bawling it's eyes out. Hinata began panting again, trying to catch her breath.
"Now it's up to Naruto." Tsunade said, handing him a pair of siscors.
He looked at her as he winced in pain.
"What do I do?" He asked as he yanked his hand from Hinata's vice grip.
"Cut the umbilical cord." She said, pointing to the cord like thing coming out of Hinata and connecting to the babies stomach.
Naruto hesitated before he took the siscors in his left hand and cut where Tsunade told him to. She nodded and they took the baby to get it cleaned up as Shizune stayed long enough to gather up the rest of the umbilical cord and the placenta as it came out a few minutes later. To say Naruto was disturbed was an understatement. He shook his head as he wipped the sweat off Hinata's forehead, telling her how proud he was of her. She was breathing heavily and felt exhausted when Tsunade came back holding a pink bundle. She smiled as she handed the newborn to Hinata.
"Congratulations you two. It's a girl."
Naruto looked at his daughter and immidiatly felt sorry for his wallet. If anything, her hunger appeared to rival his own. Hinata smirked as the baby finished eating and fell back to sleep. She looked at Naruto as his eyebrow twitched.
"Gama-chan is gonna be going on a big diet when she's older."
Hinata giggled as she pictured the frog shaped wallet Naruto kept constantly being emptied by his own daughter.
"Don't worry, Naruto-kun. I'm sure we'll manage." She said happily as the baby slept in her arms.
Naruto scratched is head as he looked at his daughter.
"What'll we name her?" He asked.
Hinata looked at him and frowned momentairly before she smiled.
Naruto thought for a moment before he grinned.
Six years later...
Sasuke Uchiha finally had it. He had killed his brother and Madara Uchiha, though he was sad that his brother had died. He had learned that he had been a pawn in Konoha's plan to keep the village. The only thing he couldn't shake was his regret. His regret in almost killing his first and best friend at the Valley of the End. Nine years have passed since the battle between Sasuke and Naruto. He hadn't felt sorry at the time, but now, he severly regreted what he had done. It hurt him to look back on that battle and realize how cruel he had been and how blind. He was glad to have heard that Naruto had lived. At the time, he felt that he could still use Naruto to gain the power of the Mangekyo Sharingan. Now, he was just happy that his friend had lived. Sasuke was currently traveling alone as he approached the North gates of the Leaf Village. His last team, Falcon, had all been killed by Madara during the final battle. He sighed as he approached the gate. He knew he'd look familar, because, as he came home, he stopped and had his hair cut to the length it was when he left. He also doned a black version of the clothes he'd worn when he'd left. It was no surprise to him that the two gaurds sent up red flags and dropped into a fighting stance.
"Sasuke Uchiha! Halt!"
Both gaurds were surprised that he'd actually complyed. They gulped when he looked at them.
"Relax. I'm here to return. For good." He said calmly, hands in a guesture that showed he had no intention of fighting them.
Though he expected them to be suspisous, he was surprised that they told himto report to the Hokage's tower at once. He was expected. This greatly surprised him. He nodded his head and entered the village looking around and seeing that not much had changed. That is, until a dark blue haired young Genin ran into his leg. Looking to see who it was that had crashed into him, Sasuke felt shock course through his body. It looked like Hinata! A blonde haired Hinata! There were differences tough. The girl he was looking at had no whisker marks and had bluish white eyes like those of Neji's.
"What the hell happened since I left?" He wondered.
"Ouch! Jeez mister! Watch were your walking!" The girl grumbled as she brushed the dirt off herself.
"Yumo Uzumaki!" A voice cried out.
"Ah crap. I'm right here mom!" She called back hesitantly.
Sasuke turned around to see a beautiful dark haired woman runnning up the street to her daughter. The young mother hugged the girl as she turned red.
"Mom! Please! Not in public! What if one of my friends see this? They'll never let me live it down." She whined.
"Then don't run off like that." She scolded. The young woman stood up and turned to Sasuke smiling. "I aplogize for my daughter. She-" The woman's face turned into shock as she recognized the man.
"Sas...uke?" She said.
It took him a moment to figure out who it was, but when he did, he felt two jolts of shock. One, it was Hinata. Two, she had said that her daughter's name was Yumi Uzumaki.
"Just what have you been up to, Naruto?" He wondered.
Both shinobi stood still, taking in each tohers apperance. After a moment, Hinata ragained herself.
"Sasuke, come with me. The Hokage made it clear that when you returned, you were to report to the tower."
Sasuke nodded, still shocked. He fell into step beside her as they walked to the tower, Yumi taggin along beside her mother. After a few minutes and several shocked stares, the three entered the Hokage's tower and entered the Hokage's room. Sasuke decided to get this over with. He just hoped the Hokage would let him prove his sincerity.
"Sasuke Uchiha, returning to the Leaf Village." He said, some what frightened.
"'Bout time you got back. I missed that chicken butt hair cut of yours." A voice said with a hint of amusement.
Sasuke couldn't hide his shock as a grining blonde turned his chair to face him.
"Yep. I see you met my wife and daughter." He guestured at Hinata and the small girl as she looked from her father to Sasuke with a confused look on her face.
"Who's this guy, dad?" She asked.
"This is Sasuke Uchiha. One of my oldest and best friends." Naruto explained to her.
"A sharigan warrior?" Yumi asked excitedly.
"Yup." Naruto replied.
"At least she's brighter than you were at that age, Naruo." Sasuke mused.
"Now, come give your dad a hug. Then go finish your training."
Yumi ran over to her father and gave him a hug. Releasing her father, Yumi turned to Sasuke.
"If dad lets you explore the Village, Aunt Sakura and I will be at the training grounds."
The young Uzunaki ran out the door and out of sight.
"Nice kid. Much freindlier than you." Sasuke said, snickering.
"Well, she does have some of my traits. So, don't think she's a pushover." Naruto warned, chuckling.
He pictured his little six year old daughter beating the crap out of Sasuke. The image was priceless.
"You made Hokage. Gongratulations." Sasuke said, changing the subject.
"Thank you. Now, enough about me. Let's discuss what to do about you."
Naruto stood up and walked over to his old friend.
"The council said that they would want you executed for treason." He said matter of factly.
Sasuke had feared this. But Naruto continued.
"However, I belived that when you would return to the Village, you'd be back for good. So, it was decided three years ago that if you returned, you'd be confined to the Village for six months. You would be banned from the chunin exams for a full year. You'd have to go through a refresher course at the academy for two months. And, you would not be able to take missions outside the village for nine months." Naruto leaned against his desk, arns folded, still watching his friend. "Sound fair?"
Sasuke smiled at him. Not a smirk, but a true smile.
"Yeah. Sounds fair."
Naruto grinned at him.
"Before, you go-" he started before his office door opened and a pair of blonde girls hurtled into the room squeling, closly followed by Kakashi mimicing a monster.
"Daddy! Help! He's a monster!" they giggled as Kaskashi moved after the four year old twins. Both girls ran behind their father and peered around his legs. Naruto laughed. Hinata had to cover her mouth so she wouldn't laugh as lound. The girls looked so cute like that.
Naruto turned around and kneeled in front of his daughters, both with eyes like his. They looked at him smiling widely as he grinned.
"Daddy's busy right now. Go ask Grandma Tsunade to help. I'm sure she'd protect you." he said smiling. Behind him he heard Kakashi's startled reaction.
"Okay! Bye daddy!" Both girls hugged him around the neck and took off out the room, leaving a scared looking Kaksahi.
"Naruto! You trying to get me killed?" He asked as he recovered his demenor.
"No. I knew it'd keep you here long enough for me to put you in charge of Saskue."
"Saskue?" Kakashi asked as he looked around.
There in the corner stood Saskue, smirking at Kakashi.
"From elite Jounin to babysitter. Quite a resume." Saskue joked.
"Yes well, they are my god children. So, your back." Kakashi said.
Sasuke merly nodded his head as Naruto moved back behind his desk and sat down.
"As much fun as this is, I have alot to do. Sasuke, you'll be joining us for dinner. In the mean time, Kakshi, take Sasuke to his house. But make sure he has a chance to see everyone out there." He said as he jabbed a thumb over his shoulder, pointing out the window.
"You got it. Come on Saskue." Kakashi said as he turned and left the room.
Togther, the two headed for the door. At the door way. Saskue stopped.
"Thank you, Naruto." he said.
"Hey. Let's just say you owe me one." Naruto said, grinning widely.
After that, Sasuke left his office and headed home as Hinata walked over to Naruto. She sat down on his lap and gave him a kiss.
"You sure he'll stay?" she asked.
"Yeah. Things always work out for the Village when I'm in charge." he said.
"That's my numder one most unpredictable ninja." She said, smiling.
"Thats my wife." he said as the two kissed.
The sun set on the Leaf Village. Everything was as it should be.