So yeah, this chapter is just over 700 words. I'm a lot of things, but I'm not a liar. :) I figured I'd give it this ending just to tie up the whole story, and kinda to go with the summary I gave it. You'll see what I mean.
Chapter 5 - Thank You - A Short Epilogue.
Hinata's new book sold better than the first two put together.
We got a house together, after graduation.
She still writes. I'll catch her in the bedroom or even in the living room sometimes with one hand up her skirt and the other typing away on her laptop.
We both graduated from Berkeley. She with her double major in literature and business management, and I with an associates' degree in medicine.
My uncle offered to pay for our wedding and our honeymoon, which we gladly accepted. It's less than a month now, and, honestly, I can't wait.
Speaking of my uncle, a few days after the engagement, the two of us went to see him.
We went out for dinner, and over dessert, he made his confession.
"So, you two remember how you got together, of course."
"Yeah." I answered. The answer we gave other people was that we met in a bookstore. It wasn't a lie, it just wasn't the whole truth. The whole truth wasn't needed. But I had told my uncle everything. I always did.
Hinata just glared at him. She didn't really like anyone knowing our secret other than the two of us.
"Well uh... You should know... I might have..."
"Might have what?" Hinata asked, expecting the worst. She'd been around him so much that she was pretty much part of the family now, and knew exactly what his tricks were.
"I may have set you two up."
"What! How?" I demanded.
"Well... There was a certain rumor bouncing around the internet, about Miss Emi's real name."
"How did that get out!" She demanded.
Uncle Jiraiya shrugged. "Honestly, I have no clue. And it's not confirmed either. So nobody really knows who she is. Except for, well-"
"Yeah." I cut him off. "So you found her name..."
"And I heard you talking about her. He used to talk about you so much, Hinata. Still does, of course."
That got a shy but proud smile from her.
"And I figured that, if it was you, that Naruto here might just get lucky. And if it wasn't... Hey, I got a free signing from one of the most elusive and mysterious authors in the world. Not to mention the most talented... I hear you're working on another book? A collaboration, perhaps?" He looked between the two of us, suggestively.
She blushed terribly. That shyness in her still sufaced on occasion. And this was definately an occasion.
"Uncle Jiraiya!" I whined. "First of all, that's none of your business. Second of all, you're trying to get us off track so we won't be angry with you for forcing us into things."
"Hey now. I didn't force you into anything. That was all you, son."
Beside me, Hinata blushed. "Make him stop..." she said, only loud enough for me to hear.
"You're embarassing my fiancee, sir." I said to my uncle, serious but with a hint of a smile at the word 'fiancee'.
"My apologies. But Naruto, why would you want to be angry at me? Do you not see the beautiful woman next to you? Do you not realize that none of this would have ever happened if it weren't for me? You should be thanking me for what I generously did for you. You should be grateful that-"
"Okay, okay, I get it. Thank you, Uncle Jiraiya, for being a pervert." The funny thing was, half of it wasn't sarcasm.
I never thought I'd be thanking my uncle for being a pervert. Turns out, this is one of those things I'm happy to be wrong about.
:) I hopes you liked it! God, I think this is the first chapter story that I've actually finished. And it wasn't even supposed to be longer than a oneshot.
But hey, whatever happens happens, I guess. :D
Thanks for reading, thanks for reviewing, and thanks for your patience! If you liked this, go check out some of my other stories. You will not be disappointed. :) Also, if you think there's any little specific things you think I should add into this story, like another scene somewhere, or if I'm missing an explanation for anything anywhere, feel free to message me and tell me. As I've said, I love ideas from other people. :)
Also, if you think there's any little specific things you think I should add into this story, like another scene somewhere, or if I'm missing an explanation for anything anywhere, feel free to message me and tell me. As I've said, I love ideas from other people. :)
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