Crimson and Tristen can't talk right now. They went on the Cat and The Hat ride and got scared for life. So, on with the story!!!!
Electrocution is Actually Not That Bad
Shuukaku – This print
Inner Sakura – This print
Sakura was already up when her alarm clock went off that morning. Her hand hit the off button before it had time to sound its annoying wake-up call. She pushed the clock to the ground, letting it fall with a clang before wrapping her arms around her knees and drawing them up to her chest. She hadn't slept all that night. Instead she'd just sat there, crying her eyes out.
"Sakura… I love you."
She shook his voice from her thoughts, trying to hold back the new stream of tears waiting to run down her face. She couldn't. Not today. She could spend the rest of her life morning over the loss of the one she loved, but not today. Ironic, how the one day she couldn't cry was the one day she wanted to the most; the day Gaara and Ino would wed.
Sakura shut out her emotions as all shinobi did when facing extreme pain and got up out of her bed, heading to the bathroom to get ready.
Sakura? She heard Shukaku whisper from the confides of her mind.
Not now Shukaku.She said emotionlessly, trying to keep her feelings bottled up inside of her.
I said not now, didn't I? She said, a little more forcefully than last time. I… I can't Shukaku. Not today. Your voice… it sounds too much like his.
She was satisfied when the demon didn't respond, slinking to the back of her mind to leave her alone. Sakura sighed, walking into her bathroom and looking at herself in the mirror. She looked terrible to put it simply. There were dark shadows under her eyes and her hair was in a whirl.
"Thank god people invented cosmetics," She mumbled, talking out her cover-up. It hid the shadows and gave her skin the healthy glow it was presently lacking naturally. She was about to put it away when something caught her eye. Right below her jaw line, on the side of her neck was a red mark. Her memory flashed back to the previous night when her and Gaara were kissing. Without showing any emotion at all Sakura covered the mark with cover-up, making it disappear as if it had never existed.
Gaara leaped over the rooftops, heading for the building he was to be wed in, the gray of early morning all around him. He'd been thinking all night and finally came up with an answer. He'd simply refuse to marry Ino, and instead ask the Hokage if Sakura could be his bride instead.
What if it doesn't work?
Gaara ignored the voice in his head. After all, if it wasn't for her neither one of them would be in the mess they were in. Then again… she did have a point. Inner Sakura said that she'd been in love with him for a while now, which would mean so had Sakura. But, if so, wouldn't she have already asked the Hokage? Especially after what had happened last night one would think Sakura would easily come up with the same plan he now had in mind.
The Hokage probably wouldn't have a problem with it, but it's too late. Do you have any idea how many people are coming here today, expecting to see you and Ino wed?
Alright then, plan B. Gaara thought. We'll run away.
Gaara, Inner Sakura sighed in her sad way. We can't. Sakura and I love you enough to agree to that but… If you run away you'll lose everything. And it won't just end up hurting you. It will hurt all of Suna. Where will they be without their Kazekage? It's not fair to them. We'll make you put their happiness above ours. It's what has to be done.
Then I'll just have to confront the Hokage. Gaara decided, shutting Inner Sakura out before she could try and talk him out of it. He couldn't take anymore of her guilt-trip, do-what's-best-for-your-people lecture. All he knew was that Sakura felt the same way about him as he felt about her, and he wasn't about to let what they shared together die. Not now. Not after he'd spent his whole life searching for it.
The church's roof was unmistakable. It's tall steeple jetted into the sky, the sharp point at the very top stretching farther into the heavens than any other building in Suna. Gaara jumped off the roof he was on and ran down the early morning street to the church's front doors.
"There you are!" Gaara turned his head sharply to see Temari and Kankuro standing off to the side of the church. "We've been waiting for you!" His sister continued.
"Yeah! Come on! We're going to be late!" Kankuro barked, grabbing his brother by the arm and dragging him inside.
"Wait!" Gaara struggled. "I need to talk to Sakura." He tried to explain.
"She'll be arriving soon with the rest of the girls and your bride." Temari explained. "But don't worry Gaara. I already talked to her this morning. Everything's ready to go. Decorations, food, entertainment. You name it."
"Temari, you don't understand-" Gaara tried again, but neither of his siblings listened. They just pulled him inside the double doors.
People had already started to line the streets as Sakura and the others made their way towards the church.
"Come on people! Hurry!" Tenten commanded. "It's already 8:30! The wedding starts and 10:00! Come on!"
"We're coming. Hold your horses," Shikamaru mumbled, not really in the mood for drama. "We'll make it in time."
"Oh, what if something goes wrong?" Ino fretted, worried as always.
"Don't worry," Sakura tried to reassure her. "I took care of everything. It's going to be fine. Nothing could go wrong." She smiled.
"I wouldn't be so sure of that," Naruto spoke up. "It looks like it's going to rain on us." He pointed up to the sky, and for the first time the rest of his friends noticed the heavy black storm clouds overhead. As if to convince the people they were there, a great rumbling came from the clouds at that exact moment.
"Oh no you don't!" Sakura barked at the clouds. "You are not going to ruin this wedding! I can't believe this! 360 days of sunshine and Suna chooses today of all days to have rainy weather!"
"At least we'll be inside a church." Hinata mused, leaning on Naruto's arm as they walked along.
"Just in case, let's get inside now, just to make sure." Ino said picking up the pace and dashing towards the church. The others followed her up to the double doors and into the entrance hall.
Sakura opened the big glass doors on the other side of the entrance hall to see the chapel all set up and ready for guests to arrive. The carpet was stretched out over the long hall all the way down to the alter on the other end of the massive room. Everything was perfect. She was tempted to walk down the hall and to go through the doors on the other end of the chapel to where the food would be served afterwards to see if things were in order there, but there was no time.
She closed the glass doors and headed down the right hall off the side of the entry hall to where the girls' dressing rooms were. The boys headed down the opposite hall to get into their tuxes and so the chaos began.
Gaara glanced at his watch. 9:45. In only fifteen minutes the ceremony would begin. All the guests had already arrive, minus a few last minute arrivals and he could feel his nervousness growing. Temari left to get into her dress, so it was just him and Kankuro. Gaara straightened his bowtie, thinking of a way he could escape without his brother noticing. Perhaps if he sent Kankuro away to get something…
"Hey Kankuro?" he asked.
"What?" Gaara turned around as soon as he heard the tone of voice his brother was using. He sounding like he was… Oh my god he was! He was sitting in a chair on the other side of the dressing room crying.
"What's wrong with you?" Gaara asked, a little freaked out. He'd never seen Kankuro cry before, at lest not for real.
"It's nothing," Kankuro sniffed. "I'm just…. I'm so sad! My little brother is getting married before me!" he cried.
"It's not my choice. If I had my way you would definitely get married first, because I wouldn't get married at all." Gaara bit his lip. That statement might have been true, if he hadn't met Sakura.
Gaara tried a different strategy, because Kankuro was still crying. "At least when you marry it will be for love and not some stupid arranged marriage."
Kankuro cried harder. "I'll never marry! Especially not for love!"
"Why would you say that?"
"Because," Kankuro sobbed. "Because…" He never finished his sentence. He burst out into a fit of tears.
"Pull yourself together!" Gaara commanded. The last thing he was going to have was his brother cracking up on the day of his wedding.
"I'm- ha-happy for y-you G-Gaara!" Wailed Kankuro. "Ino's a g- great gall and I'm sh -sure you to w- will be very happy to… together!"
Gaara was about to try and comfort his cracked-up brother when he realized it was the perfect moment for him to get away, and so while Kankuro blubbered in his chair Gaara slipped away out the door. He got through the entry hall without anyone noticing him and down the girls changing hall, searching for Sakura's room.
"Perfect," Sakura smiled, placing Ino's veil in place. "You look amazing." Ino nodded, her face showing no emotion what so ever.
"Ino?" her friend asked softly. "Are you sure you can do this?"
Ino sighed. "Yeah… I've already come to terms with it. And besides, I'll be the Kazekage's wife. That's one good thing about marrying a monster."
Sakura felt her anger rise immediately.
"You know Ino, there are a lot of bad things about Gaara. He's bossy and rude. He has one of the worst personalities ever. He's impatient, stubborn, unwilling, and unkind towards most people. He had a fowl temper and bad habits. He's uncaring and has absolutely no sense of humor. Most of the time he has a debatable grip on his sanity, and, yes I suppose he could be considered a monster."
Gaara's hand had frozen right before gripping the door handle. Was that…? Was that what Sakura really thought of him? He hung his head low. He supposed it was true. No one could ever love him and telling himself that she could was just a lie. She hadn't meant any of it. Not one word of what she had said before this very moment.
Gaara No! I don't feel that way! It's a lie!
He smirked. Well at least I know we can go through with the wedding now…
He blocked the voice in his head and walked away.
"But you know what?" Sakura continued, glaring at Ino as she did. "Beneath all that, if your lucky enough to be one of the few people that he let's see what he's really like inside, you'll find something wonderful. There's an angel beneath that monster Ino, and I hope one day you'll be deserving of him."
Sakura turned and walked out of the room before Ino could respond, heading back to the bathroom to fix her makeup again. It got messed up as the tears started to flow down her cheeks. Out of the corner of her eyes she could have sworn she saw a patch of red round the corner at the end of the hall, but she assumed it was all in her imagination.
Gaara turned around the corner and crossed the entrance hall, heading back towards his room.
"Gaara?" He turned smoothly around when his name was called to face the one who had addressed him. Lady Tsunade was wearing her Hokage robes, her hair flowing straight down her back.
"Is there something wrong?" she asked nicely.
"No." he answered flatly, not in the mood for talking. After all, he only had five minutes left before he would be wed.
"Are you sure? Having second thoughts about the wedding?" Tsunade pressed.
Gaara looked down to the floor, unable to meat her gaze. "Not any more." Before Tsunade could ask him what he meant Gaara had turned on his heal and walked away.
Sakura stood behind Temari, right outside the glass doors as nervous as if she was there for her own wedding. Her hands shook as she tried to hold her white roses steady in her grasp.
"This is it." Temari whispered. "Stop squirming Kankuro!" she hissed, stepping on her brother's foot. He bit back a yelp as the heel sunk in and straightened up. "Don't mess this up." She warned him, gripping his arm tighter.
"You look beautiful Hinata," Sakura heard Naruto whisper, the pair standing behind her and her partner Shikamaru.
"You're bowtie's all messed up Neji! Haven't you ever tied a tie before?" Tenten scolded Neji, the couple standing behind Hinata and Naruto.
"I've never seen the need to wear one. I am a shinobi after all. Such attire isn't appropriate for the battle field." He explained. Sakura heard Tenten's sigh and the quite rustling sounds of her fixing his tie.
Feeling like she should talk to someone, Sakura looked up to Shikamaru. "You look nice Shikamaru," she commented.
He looked down at her with a smile. "You look nice too Sakura, but I think you should relax."
She bit her lip. "I am relaxed." The lie slid between her teeth.
"Really? Then why are you gripping my arm for dear life?" he questioned, raising one eyebrow. Sakura looked to see her hand that was supposed to be resting lightly on Shikamaru's forearm was gripping him so tight her nails threatened to rip his tux.
"Oh! Sorry," she apologized, quickly relinquishing her hold.
"It's going to be fine Sakura." He reassured her. "It's just a wedding, a wedding, I might add, that you did a wonderful job planning. Ino is probably so happy you did this for her." Shikamaru said.
"I hope so…" she bit her lip again.
"I know so."
"Quiet you guys!" Temari hissed. "It's starting." The two men on either side of the door opened it wide revealing the chapel, its pews filled with more people than could be counted. They started walking down the isle, covered with a red and white carpet that stretched all the way down to the alter.
Sakura tried not to, she really did, but half way down the isle she gave in, looking up to see Gaara standing at the end. He was wearing a dashing tuxedo with a white shirt, red vest, and black jacket and he looked so handsome Sakura almost faltered and fell. She'd planed on only looking for a brief moment, but after meeting his gaze she couldn't look away. His eyes looked so sad, with a little anger hidden beneath then, but worst of all the anger seemed to be directed at her.
What's wrong with him? Why is he mad at me?
I wish I knew. Shukaku responded, frustrated.
At the front of the alter the girls and boys separated, the men standing behind the groom and the girls lining up on the side designated for the bride. Sakura tried to catch Gaara's eyes again, to question the look he'd given her before but he was focused ahead as the music started to play.
Sakura looked forward as well as Ino came down the isle, looking like an angel in her beautiful wedding dress, holding her flowers. Sakura looked to see where her friend was looking, to find her looking at Gaara and the men by his side; Kankuro, Shikamaru, Naruto, and Neji but she didn't know which one in particular she was looking at. Sakura assumed Gaara, but she wasn't quite sure.
Gaara! Don't do this! Inner Sakura sobbed.
I'm not listening to you and your lies anymore Sakura. I have to do what's right for my country. Gaara replied, holding out his hand for Ino's. She took his offering and together they walked up towards the priest.
But Gaara! I love you!
No, you don't. That much I could tell from what she said.
Gaara! Gaara! Inner Sakura tried again, but he'd blocked her out.
"Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to join together not only two lives but two great kingdoms…"
No! Gaara, why won't you listen to me?! Outside the thunder clashed. Sakura didn't mean those things! It was a misunderstanding! Please listen to me! If only Shukaku were here; He'd be able to convince him. Gaara! Gaara please! Shukaku! Help me!!
"…by bonding Sabaku no Gaara, Kazekage of Suna to Miss. Ino Yamanaka of Konoha …" The preacher continued.
Wait. How the hell are we communicating?! Neither Sakura or Gaara are asleep?!
Sakura and Gaara's eyes widened.
Shukaku? Gaara thought. Is that you? I never thought I'd be glad to hear your voice again.
Gaara? A new voice spoke in the Kazekage's head.
Sakura?! What the hell are you doing in my head?! Gaara asked.
You're the one in my head!
Gaara looked away from the preacher and to Sakura, dressed up in her red bride's maid's gown, standing there looking at him with the same shock he was looking at her with.
So… we're all here… talking to each other?
Yep pup. Me, you, Inner Sakura, and Sakura are somehow sharing one mind. And just when we thought things couldn't get any weirder…
Gaara listen to me! Sakura and I love you! Please don't marry Ino!
Liar! Gaara barked. I heard what you said Sakura. You said I'm a monster. I know I am, but I thought… I thought you didn't think I was. I thought you cared about me.
But Gaara, I do care about you! I never said you were a monster! Sakura tried.
Don't try denying it. I heard you in Ino's room, talking to her.
It clicked in Sakura's head. Gaara, you misunderstand. Ino said you were a monster. I said all those things to show her how she might be right, but then I told her how you weren't. That who you are inside is this whole other person, that I love.
Wait. Gaara stopped her. You mean… you really do love me?
No der Sherlock.
Yes, I do. Sakura said, ignoring Shukaku's comment.
I told you Gaara! I love you! And I know you love me, so please! Don't do this!
No. Sakura said, contradicting her inner. No matter how much I want you to, you can't. I can't do that to you. You have to marry, so you can remain Kazekage. I won't let you give it up for me.
Gaara smirked. But Sakura, I want to. I want to marry you, not Ino.
And Ino doesn't even want to marry him, so why not go along with it?
Please Sakura! I want us to be happy.
Please Sakura, Gaara asked. Please… I've never felt this way about anyone before. I love you Sakura. Please, will you marry me?
Sakura could feel herself crying. I can't… I-
Please? He pleaded. It's what you want. It's what I want. I'm pretty sure it's what Ino would want. Please Sakura, be my wife.
For the first time in over two minutes Sakura heard what the preacher was saying. He was done with the introduction and had moved on to the next part.
"If anyone here as a reason why these two should not wed, speak now or forever hold your peace."
Gaara… Don't… Sakura's words were an empty plea.
I'm doing this for us Sakura, because I love you.
"I object!" X6
Sakura looked around in shock. Her hand was high in the hair, it having moved there when she'd said I object, but hers was not the only hand up. Gaara's, of course was up, for he had objected as well, but another four unexpected hands were also in the air, belonging to four people no one had expected to object. Ino, Naruto, Kankuro, and Lady Tsunade.
"What is the meaning of this?!" the preacher asked, looking around the large room at the six hands. "Why do you all object?!"
"Sir," Ino spoke up, tears in her eyes. "I- I can't go through with this. When I agreed to marrying the Kazekage I didn't know it was Gaara. I- I thought it was-"
"I object!" Kankuro interrupted her, "Because I love Ino!" (Huge gasp echoes through the room)
"I thought the Kazekage was Kankuro." Ino finished, holding her head down.
Gaara looked at Kankuro, a mixture of shock and confusion on his face.
"I… might have told her I was the Kazekage instead of you." He tried to explain to Gaara. "You know? I empress her…"
"Let me get this straight." The preacher said. "The bride is in love with the Kazekage's brother and only agreed to marry the Kazekage because she thought it was Kankuro?"
"Yes," Kankuro and Ino replied.
"So you're the reason I'm in this mess?! If you hadn't lied to Ino none of us would be here right now!" Gaara growled at his brother. "Kankuro you're so dead."
"But wait! Why do you object?" The preacher looked around to Sakura, Gaara, Naruto, and Lady Tsunade.
"Because I don't want to marry Ino. I don't love her." Gaara said as if it was obvious.
"But Kazekage, you must marry or you will lose you title." The preacher pointed out.
"I know," Gaara replied. "That's why... I…" His face was turning red to match his hair and vest. "I would like to marry Sakura Haruno instead." (Another huge gasp from the people in the pews.)
The preacher blinked in shock, turning to looked at a pink-faced Sakura. "And I take it that's why you object as well, because you want to marry the Kazekage?"
Sakura nodded shyly. "I love him." She whispered, more embarrassed than she'd ever been in her life.
"This is also the reason I object." Lady Tsunade entered the conversation. "I realized Ino had not known full well who she was marrying when she agreed and that in reality she really didn't want to marry Gaara. I felt it unfair to force her into it, and then I learned of Sakura and Gaara's feelings for each other. I don't think I can allow this wedding to take place when the bride does not want to marry the groom, and the groom is in love with another who returns his feelings.
"Besides, Sakura is also from Konoha. If the Kazekage was to marry her instead of Miss. Yamanaka I do not see how the terms of our village's arrangement would change. His bride would still be from my village and the alliance would still be put into effect. Plus, it would have the wondrous benefit of not technically being an arranged marriage because both bride and groom would want to get married."
"Why didn't you speak up sooner?!" Gaara barked, a little pissed off that Tsunade had been in on the love triangle and hadn't said anything until the last minute.
"Until I saw you two last night I was unaware of your feelings towards Miss. Haruno and her feelings for you. Furthermore I didn't know of how Miss. Yamanaka truly felt about the marriage until last night as well."
"Well that explains that." The preacher said. "But hold on a minute; why do you object?" he addressed Naruto, looking at the blond questionably.
"I don't know," Naruto said in his usual happy tone. "I've just always wanted to say that. (Everyone has an anime sweat drop on the back of their head.)
"Alright then… Does anyone else object?!" The preacher hollered to all the people in the hall. No one spoke. "Okay. Then I feel I have no choice other than to call off the wedding of Sabaku no Gaara and Ino Yamanaka. Instead, I suppose we are gathered here today to join together Sabaku no Gaara, Kazekage of Suna to Sakura Haruno of Konoha?"
Both Gaara and Sakura nodded. Ino grabbed Sakura by the arm, smiling at her. "Should have known there was something going on between you guys." She giggled, switching bouquets with her friend and switching places with her as well.
Suddenly it was Sakura and Gaara standing in front of the alter together, hand in hand.
"Alright then, if anyone here as a reason why this couple should not wed, speak now or forever hold your peace." Thank god, no one spoke up. There was another clap of thunder from the storm outside and then the sound of rain falling onto the churches roof.
"Do you, Sabaku no Gaara, Kazekage of Suna, take Sakura Haruno as your wife? To love and support her in sickness and in health for the rest of your life until death do you part?"
"I do." Gaara answered, looking nowhere except deeply into Sakura's eyes.
I just realized something…
Now I'm going to have to kiss myself for the rest of my life.
Shut up!! We're getting married stupid head!
Sorry dear. I guess I can withstand it, if it's for you.
Now that's more like it.
I love you Sakura.
I love you too Gaara.
"Do you, Sakura Haruno, take Sabaku no Gaara, Kazekage of Sun, as your husband? To love and support him in sickness and in health for the rest of your life until death do you part?"
"I do." Sakura smiled, so happy she felt like crying tears of joy.
"Then I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride." The preacher concluded.
Gaara didn't need anymore of an invitation, holding Sakura's face in his hands and kissing her passionately on the lips. Then, seconds later, before any one in the audience could start clapping there was a crash of thunder and a bright flash.
Sakura's eyes opened to chaos. She was lying on the floor at the alter looking up at the ridiculously high ceiling forming to a point at what seemed like miles above her. But what really struck her was the way the very peek of the roof was black, scorched with it's edges flickering with fire that was quickly extinguished by the rain seeping through the burnt roof.
What just happened?
Who are you calling Shukaku?!
Sakura was so stunned she couldn't speak physically or within her mind. Had she just heard who shy thought she head?
"Sakura! Sakura! You better not be dead! You just because my sister-in-law!"
Sakura blinked, her eyes focusing in on Temari, standing over her.
"Temari? Wha… What happened?" Sakura asked, a little out of it.
"You and Gaara just got electrocuted!"
"Electrocuted?" Sakura tried to process the idea.
"Yeah! Right when you guys kissed too! It was freaky. I thought it killed you!"
Sakura's eyes widened. "How's Gaara? Is he alright?"
Her answer came the next second.
"NO I DON'T NEED MOUTH-TO-MOUTH NARUTO!!!" Yep. Gaara was alive.
Sakura sat up slowly to see Gaara sitting up as well, glaring at Naruto who was kneeling in front of him. Gaara turned his head to meat Sakura's gaze.
"Thank goodness you're alright." He sighed in relief, but in the same second he started laughing. "But I don't think I can say the same for your hair." Sakura touched her hair to find it sticking up on all sides. Gaara laughed again.
"Speak for yourself." Sakura through back, looking at Gaara's hair. Every end of it was standing out in a huge, red, afro of doom.
"Who cares what your hair looks like?! You're alive!" Temari cheered.
"True; at least we're alight." Gaara agreed.
He's right. That could have been really bad. I mean, who's ever heard of two people surviving after being electrocuted TWO times by lightning in the same year?
Sakura's jaw dropped and the shock that had hit her before Temari showed up set back in.
"Sakura, what's wrong?" Gaara asked, a little worried by the expression she had on her face.
"I…" She tried. "I think we're more than alright."
Gaara looked at her questionably. "What do you mean?"
Yet another stupid question. You never learn pup.
Gaara's eyes widened in realization. "You mean… We…? We're back to normal?"
That would be a yes.
Sakura smiled brightly at him. "I think so." Gaara blinked, still in disbelief then smiled back at Sakura.
"I guess the only way to reverse it really was to get stuck by lightning again." He smirked.
"Yeah, but you know, I'm kind of sad it's over."
"Why?" Gaara questioned her.
"We'll, when you think about it, it was because our inners switched in the first place that we ended up falling in love with each other." Sakura explained.
"You've got a point," Gaara mused. "In fact, if it wasn't for that lightning that first time we would have never ended up together."
Sakura stood up along with Gaara, reaching out to hold his hand in hers. "And to think, some people think electrocution is a bad thing."
"Well, considering the mess it got us in and after that first day we tried to switch back I definitely thought so, but you know, now, I think electrocution's actual not that bad." Gaara said.
Sakura smiled at him. "I think it's a great thing. We should do it again sometime."
"Whatever happened to not pushing our luck? I mean, I bet we are the only people in the would that have survived being hit by lighting twice and not dying."
"I know, but I think I already miss that cute little Tanuki of yours." Sakura joked.
Ha! She called me cute. ^_^
"Oh wait," Sakura continued, "I left out perverted and when you put that adjective in maybe I don't miss him after all."
No! Sadness! :( :( :( :(
"Guys! Ino and Kankuro were hit too!" Tenten announced.
For the first time since they met each others eyes Sakura and Gaara looked away from one another and to Ino and Kankuro on the floor.
"Ino!" Sakura ran to her friend.
"Kankuro!" Gaara moaned, walking towards his fallen brother. "You're such an idiot." He kicked his brother in the arm, looking down at the startled man with emotionless eyes. "Get up you lazy ass." Looking to Ino, Gaara saw she was alright, being helped to her feet by Sakura.
"You alright?" he asked, looking back to his brother as he sat up, holding his head in one hand.
"Yeah… I think so. I'm just a little dizzy-" Kankuro cut himself off, his eyes going wide. The grip he had on his skull intensified.
"What?" The Kazekage asked, a little concerned.
Kankuro looked to his little brother, horror in his eyes. "Gaara," he whispered "why is there a girl talking inside my head?"
"HAAAAAAAA!" Ino screamed, gripping her head with both hands. "Why is there a guy named Jimmy in my head?!!! And WHY does he refer to himself in THIRD PERSON?????!!!"
Gaara and Sakura looked at each other, wide eyed. At the same time they spoke what the other was thinking.
I'm so glad we can still talk to each other this way.
Me too. Thanks for letting Gaara sleep so we can communicate with each other.
Anything for you. Besides, now he's married. He needs all the sleep he can get. ^_^
What's that suppose to mean? Are you calling me high maintenance?
N- No! Never. You see, er, wh- what I mean was… Ua oh, Gaara's waking up. Shukaku smirked. Saved by the bell so to speak.
So is Sakura. Tell Gaara Sakura loves him and that she wants to go to dinner with him some time, if he has time.
Got it. Oh, and tell Sakura Gaara's been having these fantasies about her in a bright red lingerie set. I think it would be a good idea if she got one… He suggested.
Whatever you perv.
Love you too Honey. ^_^
Sakura's eyes fluttered open only to find that her face was buried in Gaara's shirt. She snuggled closer to him, wishing she could just go back to sleep. Sakura felt Gaara's arms tighten around her, a signal he too was awake and wanted nothing more than to go back to sleep and hold her forever.
They lay in silence for several minutes, and Sakura had almost managed to drift off to sleep again when she heard Gaara's husky voice break the silence.
"So which restaurant would you like to go to tonight?" he asked slyly.
Sakura smiled, hugging him more tightly. "I don't know…" she teased. "Exactly what kind of red lingerie do you want me to wear?"
"Stupid Tanuki." Gaara mumbled.
Sakura looked up at him, smiling sweetly. "I don't know, I kind of like being able to have our inners talk when we sleep."
"That makes one of us…" Gaara grumbled.
"Come on now Gaara. There are no secrets in a marriage."
"At least not in ours," He mused. Sakura giggled, hugging him tightly before jumping up out of bed and going to come out her hair.
"When did you get those?" he asked, looking at her PJ's. They were a pair of really short red shorts and a tight white tank top with a picture of a red tanuki on the front.
"Temari got them for me." Sakura said proudly.
"I'll have to thank her later," Mutter Gaara, watching how her hips moved when wearing those extremely short shorts.
"AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" The scream echoed down the hall. Gaara and Sakura both ran out of the room, headed towards the scream. Not surprisingly, it led to Kankuro's room.
When they burst threw the door they found Kankuro standing across from the bed holding his tazor. Ino was standing on the bed holding a pillow in front of her to protect herself from Kankuro.
"Come on Ino. It's just a tazor. Who knows? Maybe it will work?" Kankuro tried to coax her.
"Oh no you don't! I know what you're thinking…" Ino tried away, her eyes growing wide. "JIMMY THINKS THE TAZOR WILL MAKE THE SEX GREAT?!??!?!?!?!?!?!????????????????!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!" KANKURO!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL'S WRONG WITH YOU?!!!!!!?????????!!!!!"
"You tell me Ino. I mean, why would your Inner say, and I quote, 'that sounds interesting'?"
"AHH! I never said that you perv!!!"
"You're inner said it!!!" Kankuro contradicted.
"Sakura!" Ino whined, whipping away her fake tears on her long sleeved white and green turtle PJ's. "I want my mind back to myself! I hate Jimmy!"
"There's nothing wrong with Jimmy!" Kankuro complained.
"Hello?!! He's your inner, he refers to himself in third person, and he's named Jimmy! Obviously there's something wrong with him!!" screeched Ino.
"Sorry guys," Gaara smirked. "You're just going to have to live with each other until the next rain storm comes. Then you can switch back, that is, if you manage to get hit by lightning."
Ino started crying and Kankuro turned pale. "You mean I have to continue to live with a prissy girl in my head?!" he barked.
"Who are you calling prissy?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!"
Gaara walked Sakura out of the room before the body parts started to fly.
"Do you think they'll ever get back to normal?" Sakura asked as they headed to the kitchen.
"Who knows?" Gaara mused. "You want pancakes for breakfast?"
"Alright. Let's get Temari up. If she misses the pancakes she'll kill me."
"Umm… Gaara, we better not," Sakura said.
Her face turned red. "Well… Shikamaru came over last night and… I don't think he went home."
Gaara's eye twitched. "More pancakes for us I guess," he said, trying to block the disturbing mental images coming into his mind.
"You know," Sakura mused, "I wonder how things will turn out for everyone. Temari and Shikamaru. Ino and Kankuro…"
Gaara grinned devilishly. "If things turn out like they did for us… It sure will be interesting to watch."
That was TOTTALY wicked!!!!! ^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^ Great story Tristen! ^_^_^
You sound like something from the incredible you freak. -_-
Hey! Tristen! You just insulted me! Happy Day!! ^_^
And you're hyper again!
We're back to normal!!
How the hell did that happen?
Wait! I know! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shut up!!! It's only been one minute and you're already starting to annoy me… why couldn't you just stay Emo? Then I would have an amazing Emo friend instead of a freak like you.
…… Does this mean you picked me?
(sighs.) Yes Crimson. I picked you. Now tell everyone how we got back to normal.
Okay! ^_^ So Here's how it happened. Remember when we were leaving the theme park we saw these two gay guys and since you were still preppy you started chasing after them to give them a hug because they were so awesome and I went after you and one of the guys dropped his rainbow colored snow cone and we crashed into each other and slipped one it and fell and… yeah. Good times. Good times. ^_^
And so we all lived happily ever after…
Except for Sasuke! He died. ^_^ And you, because now you have to put up with me again. And I don't think Kankuro and Ino will live happily ever after. After all, we hate that pairing. We just put it in there because it was the most random thing we could think of to do.
We could have paired her with Temari.
So, in the end I guess everything turn out alright.
Until Next time! ^_^/-_-
-2crazy random people