A/N: Hmm, I do have a setting in mind for this one. Can you guess? (So this is kind of sad, kind of happy. Not too cheesy, right?) Review!!

Rin was only supposed to be working as a medical-nin, but on the battlefield, things could change in a second. Unfortunately for her, they changed so that she was forced to fight. Rin was talented; there was no doubt about it. The enemy just happened not to be drained of chakra like her, seeing as she had been healing all day and the previous night. So it wasn't a surprise to her when she felt a kunai strike her in the heart.

The last sounds she heard were Kakashi's desperate calls, but Rin couldn't answer them. She managed a smile and one last thought in the face of death.

Obito, I'm coming.

Rin didn't know how much time had passed. It could have been mere moments, but then again, it could have been years. She felt refreshed, unwounded, and strangely content. Sitting up and looking around, she noticed that she wasn't in Konoha anymore.

"Is anybody there?" she asked tentatively, studying her surroundings more closely.

She didn't receive a reply, but a familiar form appeared in front of her.

"Obito!" she exclaimed.

Happiness lit up his face for a moment, but then he frowned.

"You went and got yourself killed," Obito sighed in disappointment. "Rin, why would you do that?"

She shrugged, a smile spreading across her lips.

"Looks like I couldn't last too long without you," Rin told him. "Can't blame me, can you?"

He was unable to suppress his grin anymore, and it came back in full force.

"Where are we anyway?" Rin asked him curiously.

"I'm not sure exactly," Obito admitted. "Somewhere between life and death, I think. It's definitely not life, right? But I don't think it's quite death either."

"How long have you been here?" she inquired.

"Oh a while," Obito laughed. "Not sure how long."

She giggled, realizing that she should have known better than to ask Obito to deal with the concept of time. His regular lateness had been a testament to the fact that Obito had no idea of time whatsoever.

"Why didn't you go on?" she asked softly.

"Go on?!" Obito exclaimed, looking at her in disbelief. "Who would I go on to? I thought I'd wait for one of you guys, and we could do it as teammates."

He fiddled with his shirt, not quite wanting to confess that it was her he'd been waiting for, despite a fervent wish for her to survive.

"Well I'm here now," Rin pointed out.

"Yeah, you are," Obito agreed.

Not knowing what to do, he stood there awkwardly. Rin, finally taking the initiative, moved her shaky hand over to his, entwining their fingers together.

"So let's go," she suggested, watching him blush.

"Let's go," Obito grinned, squeezing her hand.

And together, they stepped forward and disappeared in a flash of bright light.