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A/N: Thank you all for the positive reviews from the last chapter. After this chapter, many of you will hate me but hopefully you will like the chapter. It is one the longest I have written but it also the end. Cookie for you if you again for reading.


Chapter 32: Trust

Kushina's POV

"What are you doing here, Orochimaru?" Minato asked.

As I stood behind Minato, I wondered why the snake bastard was here. He had no right to be here. Orochimaru was famous around the ninja world. Not only for being a member of the legendary Sannin but because he was a sick perverted bastard who experimented on children.

I was away on a mission when they had discovered Orochimaru's lab in Konoha. But, if I had been around I would have hit him where it hurt the most. He didn't deserve to live for what he had done. Not only did he betray Konoha's trust but he betrayed the trust of the man who believed in him the most, Third Hokage Sarutobi.

As we glared at the man, i began to feel a uneasy. Not only was in pale complexion downright creepy but from the looks of him it was obvious that he hadn't had a bath in the while.

"None of your business" Orochimaru stated glaring at Minato.

Minato quickly dropped into a fighting stance. He was ready to attack at any time. His white Hokage coat billowed in the wind. I was now holding my breath.

"I don't want to fight you." the snake charmer said with a surprisingly soft voice.

Well, that was quite unexpected.

Orochimaru graced us with one last glare and disappeared in a cloud of smoke.

"What the hell just happen?" Minato asked.

His words echoed my thoughts. Did that really happen or did we hallucinate?

Minato turned back to me his face grim and serious.

"I need put to ANBU on guard about the sighting of Orochimaru. Sorry to end the date like this."

He leaned over gave me a kiss on the cheek.

"I will see you later."

He turned away and I closed my eyes. By the time I opened them, he was gone.


As I walked home, I couldn't shake the feeling of dread from my body. Sure, I had bad feelings before but nothing like this. A part of me couldn't help worrying about Minato. Even though he was the Hokage, he wasn't always safe. In battle Minato was calm, cool, collected but most people didn't know that he was actually very reckless.

"I'm sure he's fine dearie." a voice said.

I turned around.

There, standing in the shadows was a little old woman. She had silver hair with hints of black on the end. As she stepped from the shadows, I noticed she wasn't as old as I first thought. She looked to be around 50 maybe 60 at the most. The most eerie thing about the woman was the fact that she had bright blues eyes. I mean, really blue. They were even lighter than Minato's. There was a small beauty mark on the corner of mouth. If I was a betting person, I imagined this woman was very beautiful when she was younger.

A chill ran down my spine and I took a step back. Why hadn't I notice the little old woman creeping up on me?

"Oh no dear. Please don't be afraid." she said.

I looked back her and gave her my most brave face. I wasn't going to let her think she had frightened me even though she did.

"Me? Scared? I think you are mistaken." I scoffed.

The woman's face turned into a kind smile but her eyes held the expression of laughing silently at a joke.

"Sorry for my assumption then, dear." she said quietly.

I smiled at her satisfied with her apology and began to walk away.

"He's going to die, you know."

I turned back to the woman. Her words shook me to the core even though I gave no indication of it out the outside.

"Who's going to die?" I asked curiously.

The old woman looked back at me eyes full of shame and grief.

"Your lover. He will die."

I gave a small laugh. This woman can't be serious. She was just telling me this to scare me. Sadly, it was working. I was officially creeped out.

"No, he's not going to die. He is the most powerful person I have ever seen. He will not die." I told her reassuring myself.

The old woman hung her head sadly. She shook her head.

"He will die and the world will never be the same. You will never be the same."

This time I laughed. Not because something was funny but because I didn't want this woman to know how much her words had affected me.

"If he's going to die as you say then tell me how it happens so I can stop it."

The woman was now glaring at me. Hate filled her eyes. She shook her head yet again before she answered.

"I will not tell you for it may cause a great disruption the future but I will say this. You two will have a child. A most wonderful, beautiful child but he will be hated, pitied, and alone. The fate of the world will rest in your son's hands. Whether or not he was bring peace, will rest on his shoulders."

I laughed again.

This time I thought the old woman was hilarious. Not only did she almost draw me in with her outlandish story but she almost made me believe her. Me and Minato have a kid together and the child being alone? Highly unlikely. If we were to have a kid, Minato would give the child the world. Since he was already overprotective of me, I knew he would be board-line obsessive if we had a child. The old lady was telling the grandest of all lies and I almost believed her. 'What kind of ninja believed in fairy tales?'

I walked away from the woman. I simply didn't want to hear anymore. I had been warned about some people being a little crazy in Konoha but this one topped the cake. This old woman was crazy and I Had to get away from her as quickly as possible.

'Minato die?'

He would probably die of laughter after I tell him this.


Minato arrived to my house and hour and half after I met the old woman. He was understandably tired but I wanted to talk to him.

After he took a shower, I dragged him to the couch so we could talk. Besides I wanted to find out if they had found Orochimaru.

I had tea and his favorite cookies resting on the coffee table. I wanted him to be awake while we talked. We sat in silence for a few moments.

As Minato was taking a sip of his tea,I decided to start the conversation.

"So, today I found out you are going to die...."

The sound of Minato spitting the tea out stopped my next sentence.

His blue eyes were wider than saucers. A look of shock was etched into his features.

"What? I'm going to die?" he asked his eyes still huge and scared?

I laughed and went on the explain to him about the old woman I had met. As, I was telling the story his face started to relax. By the time i got to the end he was chuckling. He probably thought it was a joke too.

"I only have one question. How did this old woman look like?" he asked with a smile.

"Hmm, she had silver hair with black on the ends. She was short but looked like a cross between a young and old woman. She looked about 50 or 60 but her eyes looked older as if she had lived for lifetimes. But, one creepy thing about her was the color of her eyes. They were a bright blue almost not known to nature. I mean, seriously,Minato her eyes were brighter than yours and......"

My sentence was cut off as I noticed the way he was gripping the small glass he was drinking from. The look he had on his face was strange as if he was in pain.

"What's wrong? I asked worriedly. "Do you need to go to the hospital? Are you in pain?"

Minato had a faraway look on his face. As if he was remembering something.

"Kushina, did this woman have a small mole on the side of her mouth?"

I thought about it for a second. Trying to remember the woman's face.

"Yes, she did. Why?"

There was gasp and then Minato shook his head.

"Do you know the old woman or something? I asked him again since he hadn't answered my question.

I took the teacup out of his hands and stood to go wash the dishes. The mention of the old woman had ruined my mood. I didn't even care if they found Orochimaru. I just wanted to go to bed.

I turned back to Minato and gave him a firm glare. He still hadn't answered my question and now it was getting late. The date, for me, was over. It was time for him to go home. I didn't even want him to spend the night anymore. The old woman killed my mood.

I walked over to Minato but he was still rooted in the same spot. He hadn't even looked up at me. Hell, I was sure he hadn't heard my request for him to leave.

I stooped to his height and looked into his eyes. After staring for about 5 minutes he finally noticed me.

"I'm sorry Kushina." he said wrapping me into a small hug. He planted a kiss on my hairline and continued to hold me close.

"Who is the old woman?"

I felt Minato sigh.

"It was my mother."

I was shocked. Didn't he tell me his mother was dead?

"But you said your mother had died?" I asked.

"She did." he said quietly.

My mood was officially killed. I think it was pretty much a given that we would never speak of this again.

'No sex tonight' Inner Kushina smirked.


5 months later

As I sat inside Tsunade's office, I began to grown nervous. I hated going to the doctor but this time I had a serious reason for going. I had been having weird cravings for the last month and I was late. As, I sat there the memory of the old woman I had met floated into my mind. 'Didn't the old woman say I was going to have a kid or something?"

As the door opened the Tsunade stepped inside, a feeling of something fluttered in my stomach.

Tsunade sat down at her desk and pulled out a few sheets of paper. They were the results of a test she had me take.

Tsunade looked at me and got straight to the point.

Her brown eyes were impassive just like the ninja protocol required but I saw a glimmer of happiness in her eyes. It had been a long time since I saw her look that way. After the death of her boyfriend, Dan and her little brother, Tsunade was usually devoid of all emotions. For her to show any kind of emotions was a pure act of Kami himself.

She gave me a small smile. "Kushina, you're pregnant."

I gasped.

No, that was impossible. Minato and I had both been really careful to ensure that I wouldn't become pregnant since I joined ANBU.

'What did this mean? Would I have to quit my job now?'

"I thought you would be happy about the news Kushina. What's wrong?" Tsunade asked.

I sighed.

I didn't want to burden her with my negative thoughts so I did what I always did when I was feeling sad, I put on a happy face.

"It's nothing Tsunade. I'm just shocked about the news. That's all."

I stood up and gave a quick goodbye to Tsunade.

Now, what was I going to tell Minato?


I walked the very familiar path to Minato's house. We had moved in together two months after we had started dating. Although he had let me keep my apartment just in case, I considered his house home. Even though I wasn't the greatest cook in the world, I wanted to tell him that we were finally going to have a child over dinner. I'm sure he was going to be excited about becoming a dad.

As in walked inside of the house, I headed straight to the bathroom so I could wash my hands. Minato would be getting off work soon so I wanted to wash my hands so I could start dinner.

As I washed my hands, I looked to the side and noticed I needed to empty the trash. I shut the water off and picked up the small container. As I picked it up, a box fell out of the contents and hit the floor.

It wasn't until I stooped over to pick it that I noticed what it was.

There laying on the floor was a box for a pregnancy test.

The strange and ironic thing was the fact that it wasn't mine.

My hands began to shake as I wondered through the trash afraid of what I was going to find.

As I got to the bottom, I found what I was looking for. The results were not something I wanted to see.

Whoever this pregnancy test belonged to indicated that they were pregnant.

Now, the only question I had was....why was this test in Minato's trash?

I sat the small container back on the floor again and walked into the bedroom, pregnancy test still in hand.

I was waiting for Minato to get home.

Dinner, everything was forgotten.

I sat down on the bed trying to calm my rage.

Someone had some explaining to do.


As the door opened an hour later, the anger I had did not diminish at all. Since I had so much time my anger had increased. I had imagined all types of scenarios where Minato had cheated on me to get back at me about the Hizashi thing. At some point, I had imagined that he had gotten one of his groupies pregnant.

By the time he made it to the bedroom, I was fuming.

There was no dinner on the table, no lights, anything.

I had broken the picture we had taken a couple of months ago. In my mind, we were no longer the world greatest happiest couple. Call it pregnancy hormones, but I was angry, pregnant, and hungry. And this man had the gall to cheat on me.

I was going to give him 5 seconds to explain and then I was going to kill him.


Minato stepped inside of the bedroom.

His face twisted into a happy smile. He climbed over to the bed and gave me a sweet kiss on the cheek.

"How was the doctor? " he asked.

The glare I gave him could have melted stone. He backed away as soon as he saw my expression.

"What did I do?" he asked.

I stood up and threw the pregnancy test at his head.

His face paled.

"What is this?" he asked curiously.

It took one look for me to know that he was lying.

"You know what it is Minato."

He looked at me his eyes began to widen.

"You're pregnant?" he asked happily.

"Yes, I'm pregnant." I retorted. He ran over and wrapped me into a hug.

His happiness made my lips tug into a smile. I knew he was excited about being a father after everything that happened.

I pushed him away and turned my head. Even though he was happy, I was still angry. He still hadn't told me who the pregnancy test belonged to. I was positive that it wasn't mine. Tsunade had confirmed my pregnancy just this afternoon so there was no way in hell that this was mine.

"That test.....doesn't belong to me Minato"

Behind me I heard a sigh.

Minato took a seat at the edge of the bed and put his hands in his hands.

I turned around and analyzed him.

'Was this an admission of guilt?'

"Who does the test belong to?"I asked hands planted firmly on my hips.

He looked up at me his blue eyes pleading with mine.

"I promised that I wouldn't tell anyone." he told me quietly.

I exploded. Not only was he admitting his guilt but he wouldn't tell me who the test belonged to.

He didn't trust me. Our love that was based on honesty was no longer as honest as depicted if he didn't trust me. Everything was a lie.

In my mind, there was nothing else to say.

Our relationship was over.

I was going to raise our child alone. If he couldn't tell me the truth then I didn't want to be around him.

The love, trust, respect I had for him was now gone.

I had to get out of here.

"You know what this means, right?" I asked.

He looked back at me confused by the quietness of my voice.

I walked over to the door and picked up the bag I had packed while he was at work.

"This. Us. We're over."


As I walked to the front door, I didn't turn back. I was leaving.


I turned around and Minato was standing in the doorway leading to our, no, his bedroom.

'What does Rin have to do with anything?' Rin was one of his former students. She was a quiet soft-spoken, pretty girl. Minato had once said that if Obito hadn't died then she would be one of the best medical ninjas there was. And that coming from him said a lot.

"What does Rin have to do with anything?" I asked angrily.

He took a step forward but not close enough for me to punch him if needed.

He took a deep breath.

"The test. It belongs to Rin."

Confusion was evident all over my face.

I thought back to the last time I saw Rin. She was sad and very depressed.

I had asked her constantly to tell me what was going on but she never did. She had said it was her problem.

Suddenly it all clicked.

"Holy F----"


A/N: Hope you guys liked this chapter. Sad to say that this is the end. Thank you everyone who took time to read this story. You guys are the greatest. Virtual cookies for you all. I am thinking about writing another story of what's to come next. Do you think I should? Let me know what you think.