A/N: Hello! For this chapter, I'll be writing this in Aoi's perspective. I apologize that this isn't really an ACTUAL chapter! But this is the only thing I can do to keep this story updated monthly… ^^" Sorry, everyone. I'll make up for it.
Diary of a Hyuuga
CH 8.5: Aoi's Power
Hello, I am Aoi. I am also a princess of a small kingdom. It's been a few days since our departure from Konoha, but everything turned out worse than I though. Hinata-Nee has been poisoned and now she shut off her heart from us. Naruto-Nii, Sakura-Nee, and Kiba-Nii are hurt.
The enemies are still coming after me.
Why was I born with this power…?
"You don't suppose…"
"… that Aoi-Hime has a special power that she hasn't realized yet?" Hinata-Nee finished. "That may be so, but there are different possibilities. Your family may have done something, too."
"You might be right," Nii-Chan murmured.
But I was listening to everything. My heart sank.
Mommy and Daddy didn't do anything bad, Nii-Chan. What Hinata-Nee is saying is true. I have a special power that Nii-Chan doesn't know yet. It's not like I didn't want to let you know. It's just that I was hiding it for your sake. If you knew, you'd be more protective of me. That way, you'll get hurt even more. You suffered enough, Nii-Chan.
Let me protect you this time.
"But if she does have a special power, I wonder what it could be?" Nii-Chan asked.
"Who knows…? If she does, I'm sure she'll tell you when the right time comes."
Hinata-Nee, this is why I love you as a sister. You understand me, even if you don't know whether I am this or not. Sometimes, I really envy you. You can have such a caring heart and mind – even if you did shut your heart away – and you haven't realized it yet.
It's like the complete opposite of me.
I've fully realized every part of my personality and abilities. I've always wished I'd never realized that power I was born with.
After all… I have two of the most powerful abilities in the world: Controlling time and future visions.
It was finally late at night and everyone was sleeping.
Nii-Chan slept as close to me as possible. I stared at his sleeping face. He looked so peaceful… I tried to get up and his eyes snapped open immediately.
"Aoi, what's wrong?"
"It's nothing, Nii-Chan. I just want to go outside." I stepped over him, getting my cloak. "Nii-Chan, you stay here and rest. I'll come back, I promise."
Nii-Chan looked hesitant. "Are you sure, Aoi?"
I nodded firmly. "Definitely." I smiled brightly to reassure him. "Don't worry, I'll be fine!" I went out of the carriage, breathing in the air. We were near a river, so the air smelled moist and fresh.
But I didn't come out just to get some fresh air. I looked around to see if there was anyone around. No one was there. I made sure to check that everyone was here sleeping. Naruto-Nii, Kiba-Nii, Sakura-Nee, Hinata-Nee, Nii-Chan, Kakashi-San, Tenshi-San, and Yoru-San are here. I hid behind a rock far away. My true purpose of hiding is because I was going to see another vision of the future.
I sat down and clasped my hands together.
Whenever I prepare to see another vision of the future, I get a dizzy spell. But it only lasts for a few seconds. As if on cue, my surroundings were blurring and the world seemed to tremble. I held still, bearing the dizziness. Then, everything went black and my vision was thrown into a blinding light.
This vision was strange. All I saw were figures and shadows
"What are you saying?" I heard Nii-Chan's voice.
"You still don't get it, do you?" One of the figures tightened their grip on him. No! Nii-Chan!
Nii-Chan made a small grunt. "Take her and run, now! You'll be killed if you battle him!" He managed to break out of the enemy's grip and kicked him down. "I'll hold him off! Just get away from here!"
"I'm staying here." A rough voice declared. "Right, Akamaru? We can't just sit out and watch." A dog barked. Ah, it's Kiba-Nii.
There was silence, but the enemy broke it with a sinister chuckle. "Hn, impossible."
"Sakura, take the princess and run." P-princess? Wait, that would be me, won't it? Who was that just now? It doesn't sound like anyone that was in our party. Come to think of it, there are more figures than our original party…
"B-but, Sasuke-Kun…!" It's Sakura-Nee.
"You won't be safe out here!" the so-called Sasuke-Nii exclaimed. He seemed to look back. "I can't let you get hurt." I gushed at this, but this wasn't the right time to do that. I looked back at the three figures and the dog that were fighting.
"… Who can that enemy be?"
The enemy performed multiple hand signs in a flash. "Secret Technique: Crickets of the Night." A black veil covered the area, preventing me from seeing anything. I couldn't see or hear anything.
"YORU!" I heard Tenshi-San's voice. "How dare you! You traitor!"
A bright light blinded me and the vision ended.
My eyes snapped open and I was on the stony ground, panting excessively. "What… was that…?" I calmed myself down. Yoru-San… He… He's a traitor? B-but how? Why? Since when?
Then, something hit me like a brick. He was one of the members of the band of thieves that was after me. My eyes widened. I-impossible, h-how could Yoru-San be one of them? H-he took care of Nii-Chan and me since we were young. Tenshi-San was with us longer, but… how can Yoru-San be the traitor?
No, I must not panic. I will wait until the right time comes. Then, I will tell someone in our party… someone that isn't too suspicious. That's when one person came to mind: Hinata-Nee. Okay, I'll tell her maybe tomorrow or so. It's better if I tell her as soon as possible.
"Nii-Chan…" I put my hand over my heart. "I promise to tell you soon… about the powers I was born with…" I returned to the carriage and snuggled into Nii-Chan's arms. "Nii-Chan, are you awake?"
"Don't think too much of what I'm going to say right now." I grasped Nii-Chan's shirt, my hand trembling. "I'm sorry."
"…" Nii-Chan was silent. He hugged me, kissing my forehead. "I'm sure you'll tell me about that some day. Until then, I'll wait." He smiled. "Good night, Aoi."
"Good night, Nii-Chan."
I have something to tell you. It's about the special abilities I have.
I'm sorry that I didn't tell you.
I was afraid that you might be murdered by those thieves.
Please forgive me. I didn't want to see my beloved brother and best friend die because of me.
I promise to tell you some day, but not today or tomorrow.
I think… I think it's much too early for you to know.
Thank you for your patience, Nii-Chan. I'm sure you'll be rewarded.
I love you forever and I always will, Nii-Chan.
A/N: Sorry if this chapter was really short. :[ But I felt that you should know something about Aoi first. Anyways, you will be rewarded with a full chapter next time. ^^ Until then, everyone!