Death: Just kidding guys! We wouldn't really kill off everyone *cough-like Kishimoto-cough*

SQ: We have a lot more planned! Oh, and btw, there are random lines all over the place, so try to ignore them. -.-' We couldn't get rid of them. DAMN IT LINES! (I'm not angry or anything…)

Death: This is the last chapter of this story but there will be a sequel.

SQ: Called: The Normal, The Sane, The Insane And The Abnormal. *Drinks coke* IT WENT UP MY NOSE!

10. Epilogue


"I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU NOT TO BLOW UP THE MALL!" Sasori screeched at Deidara, as soon as they were all in the car and speeding away from the heap of rubble that used to be the mall.

"IT WASN'T ME! UN!" Deidara screamed, defensively.

"Thanks, Zetsu." Said Itachi and Hatsu.

Zetsu shook his head. "No problem."


They all walked into the shop.

Then the whole mall blew up.

"GRAB HOLD OF ME!" Zetsu shouted at them all. Everyone laid a hand on him, as he sank through the floor.

They walked through the under ground, until Zetsu rose through the floor and they found themselves by the car.

"EVERYBODY IN! BELIEVE IT!" Naruto screamed, happily.

"NARUTO THAT'S THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE EVER SPOKEN SENSE!" Hatsu called as Itachi tried to bundle her in to the back.

Naruto turned red. "THANK YOU SO-"

"YEAH, YEAH, JUST GET IN THE CAR!" Sasuke yelled, shoving Naruto into the boot.

As soon as they were all in the car, Kisame fishtailed around and hit over one hundred miles per hour to get out of the car park.

XxXEnd FlashbackXxX

"Thank you so much Hatsu," Naruto called into the front.

Hatsu rolled her eyes. "Jeez, now he's really gonna go to town."

"Let me take you out for dinner-"

There was a thump and they all heard Sasuke shout;


They all laughed as the sounds of a scuffle came from the back, with lots of thumping and several exclamations of "Hey!" or "Ouch!"

"Can we go and find Tobi, please? Un?" Deidara's small voice said.

Sasori reached over and ruffled Deidara's hair. "Sure."

Deidara gave him the look before smiling and perking up.

XxXThe Sahara DesertXxX

"SENPAI!" Tobi yelled, running slowly forward with his arms wide.

"TOBI! UN!" Deidara ran forward in the exactly same way.







"What are you doing?" Sasori asked, when they were a meter apart.

"We thought the slow motion running would… no? Okay. Un."

"And they say we should get a room," Pein whispered in Konan's ear.

"SENPAI!" Tobi glomped Deidara.

Deidara blew up a figure behind Tobi's head.

"Tobiisrunningawaynow," Tobi said, sprinting away from Deidara, who ran right after him, throwing clay bombs after Tobi.


"Here we go again," Sasori groaned, face-palming.

XxXFive Hours Later; The AirportXxX

"What do you mean I have to take my piercing's off and put them in a tray?" Pein demand. "Do you know how many piercing's I actually have?"


"Sir, you, quote, 'I'm going to blow up a plane next' unquote" said the guard, dragging Deidara away from the rest of the crowd.


"SENPAI!" Tobi yelled, running after Deidara's rapidly shrinking figure.


"Sasori, I think you have a fan," Kisame said, nudging him.

Sasori sighed, and then walked briskly off in the direction where Deidara and Tobi had disappeared.

Kisame then walked through the metal detector, to join Itachi, Hatsu, Naruto, Sasuke, Zetsu, Hidan and Konan, who were all waiting for Pein and the whole Sasori, Deidara and Tobi situation.


Sasori shoved Deidara and Tobi through the metal detector, before walking through himself.

They all looked over at Pein.

He was shirtless and trying to pull a piercing out of his arm.

"You know what? Just go through. I'll turn the alarms off. Go." The women said, shoving Pein's shirt back at him, as though it was caring some terrible disease.

Pein snatched his shirt and stalked over to where the others where, all laughing.

Konan was the only one with a straight face.

She walked over to Pein, ran a hand over his chest and murmured something in a low voice. Pein smiled and leaned down to kiss her.

"Oh, go get a room," Deidara and Tobi yelled in unison. "Un," Deidara added, as Pein's hand wandered over Konan's shoulder.

XxXThe Summer FestivalXxX

"How do I look?" Hatsu asked, turning in a full circle so that Itachi could see the full effect of her parasol and kimono.

Itachi smiled. "Gorgeous, but then-"

"Yes, yes, she always looks gorgeous," Kisame finished, impatiently. "Now can we please go?"

They picked up the others on the way as they drove to the festival.

The festival was set up in a field with a river running through the middle of it; one half of the field was where all the stalls were selling items, then over the bridge, was the other half which held a stage for the performers and a dance floor.

They all climbed out of the car and melted into the crowd; each pair or trio going their own ways.

Itachi's arm curled around Hatsu's waist.

"So, the dance floor doesn't open until seven, about an hours time, do you want to just hang out here and look at stuff?" He asked, casually.

"Sure," She agreed.

Itachi went over to a stall.

"How much is two bands?" he asked.

"Sixty." The lady replied.

Itachi pulled out three twenties out of his pocket, and handed them to the lady. She took the money and handed him two green paper bands. He took them and wrapped one around Hatsu's wrist and the other around his own. The bands allowed them to go on any ride for any number of times.

They walked into the packed fairground and the Akatsuki went their separate ways.

"What do you want to go on first?" Itachi and Hatsu asked in unison. They laughed.

"How about we take it in turns, like, you say one and then I say one?" Itachi suggested.

"Okay," she smiled up at him, and he hugged her closer.

"You first." He insisted.

"Um… Ferris wheel." She suggested.

He nodded and they walked to it and showed their green bands to the woman manning the ride, she nodded them through and they went to take their seats. Hatsu slid in first and Itachi to climb in, but she slid to her side, refusing to let him sit down. He scowled, playfully, and leaned forward and tickled her. Hatsu let out a scream and laughed.

"Excuse me, sir? Can you please just get in the seat?" The woman called at him. Itachi smiled at her and Hatsu moved over as he sat down. Itachi took hold of Hatsu's hand as she rested her head on his shoulder, still laughing quietly.

The ride started up, they moved upwards and when they were near the top, Hatsu went stiff.

"What is it?" Itachi whispered in her ear.

"What am doing here?" she whispered, franticly looking around.

"What are you looking for?"

"A escape exit!"


"Because I'm scared of heights! Ohmyjashin, DON'T LOOK DOWN!" she screamed, burring her face in the crook of his neck and calming herself by breathing in his scent.

"This isn't funny." She growled.

"I'm not laughing." He protested.

"You are inside." She snapped.

"Right. Sorry. If it's any help, you're still my girl."

"Okay," she snorted. "But, uh, thanks."

She didn't look up until Itachi pulled her onto solid ground. She peeked from under his arm and then relaxed against him. They walked around the grounds until he spotted a water ride and pulled her towards it. They showed their bands and climbed into a log, Hatsu taking the front with Itachi behind her, wrapping his arms around her waist.

"If I break my nose on this ride, I'm blaming you." She warned him.

He smiled into her hair. "Sure."

The ride began to move along the water. There were gentle dips in the ride, in which Itachi arms would tighten around her and he would whisper; "Ohmyjashin, don't look down." in her ear.

When they finally came to the dip, Hatsu turned around and started to say that if she heard him say 'Ohmyjashin, don't look down' one more time she would - and then they tipped over. She turned to face the front and got lurched forward and her nose crashed against the bar.

"Are you okay?" he asked, as they climbed out, and her hands were wrapped around her tomato red nose.

"If it's broken, I'm blaming you." She said, thickly. "If it is, it would be the second time."

Itachi laughed and felt her nose gingerly with his own hands.

"It's not broken," he confirmed, before holding her close.

She rolled her eyes. "Thanks,"

"Your go," He said, kissing her temple.

"HEEEEEEY!" a couple of voices yelled from behind them, they turned and saw Sasori, Deidara and Tobi coming towards them.

"Hey, guys." Itachi greeted them, as they where a few yards apart.

"The knot?" Sasori asked.

"What knot?" Hatsu asked.

"The knot at home." Sasori said, smoothly.

"Erm… okay." Hatsu said, shrugging.

"Have, un-" Deidara started.

"You-" Tobi continuted.

"Asked, un-"


"The, un-"


"Yet, un?"

"Erm… no." Itachi said, glaring at them pointedly.

"What question?" Hatsu asked, even more confused.

"The question is… would you like to come over later?" Itachi said.

"Uh, okay." Hatsu frowned, slightly.

"Good. Come on," Itachi pulled her away from the trio, sending daggers over his shoulder back at them.

Hatsu looked around as they walked. She pulled Itachi to a stop at a stall.

"Would you win me a teddy bear?" she said, fluttering her eyelashes at Itachi.

"Sure," He smirked, and they walked forward.

"Hello," said the guy who owned the stall. Hatsu smiled at him, he was clearly not a local, judging by his Scottish accent that came out of his mouth. "Are you going to win the young lass a teddy bear?"

Itachi nodded, and Hatsu stepped to one side to watch. The Scottish Guy gave him three red balls and gestured for him to start. Itachi threw one ball and it knocked the top can off. Hatsu blew him a kiss, teasingly.

"She gave you a kiss, lad. Now you have to win." The Scottish Guy said.

Itachi threw the second red ball and it knocked over the remaining two cans. Hatsu smiled at the Scottish Guy's shocked face and went over to Itachi's side and wrapped her arms around his waist, he smiled down at her and ran his fingers through her hair.

"Here's your bear, sweetie." The Scottish Guy said, holding out a honey coloured bear with a red ribbon wrapped around it's neck.

"Go and collect your bear, love." Itachi whispered.

"Aw, he called you 'love'!" the Scottish Guy exclaimed happily.

Hatsu rolled here eyes, and broke away from Itachi's embrace. She walked over to the Scottish Guy and took the bear out of his arms.

"Look after her, darlin'" he muttered as he released the bear.

She cradled the bear to her chest as she turned around and walked back to Itachi, who wrapped an arm around her shoulders, and they walked away from the stall.

"She's bigger than me." Hatsu muttered, juggling the bear in her arms.

"Let's just put it Kisame's car." Itachi said.

"Okay first of all, HER name is HUNI you twat and secondly, that's a great idea."

"Erm… thanks?"

Hatsu laughed and danced away from him. He reached out to her, but she slipped away from him. He chased her back all the way to the car and he caught her as she ran, wrapping his arms around her waist, so that her back was pressed against his torso and lifted her up. She gave a little scream of surprise and wriggled out of his grasp, laughing.

He pulled out the spare car keys and pressed the unlock button, and then opened a door. Hatsu placed Huni on a seat and Itachi shut the door again and locked the car. Hatsu took his hand and snuggled into his side. He kissed the top of her hair.

They walked back to the fair; Hatsu was not paying attention, until Itachi said "The House Of Mirrors" quietly.

They entered and walked down a dark corridor, until they found a ring of mirrors. They stepped into the ring, looking around at all the mirrors that disfigured their bodies.

"I like this place," Itachi smiled.

"Yeah, me t-" Hatsu said, tripping over someone's old drink carton. She landed flat on her back, her palms stinging slightly.

"I HATE being so clumsy!" she moaned.

"You're not that clumsy, love." Itachi disagreed, smirking slightly.

"You're only saying that because you're not." She snapped back.

Itachi knelt down so that they're faces were only a few centimetres apart.

"Yep, you're right. I am not clumsy." He leered down at her.

"You only like my clumsiness because when I land like this, I end up being wide open for you."

"How can you say that without blushing?" Itachi wondered out loud.

"Shut up." Hatsu hissed, turning a delicate shade of salmon pink.

Itachi chuckled, stood and went to stand by her feet.

"What are you doing?" she asked, suspiciously.

"I didn't know you owned sandals. I thought you only had flats." He said, staring down at her shoes.

"Well, now I have sandals,"

He laughed slightly, and then crawled slowly on to her, until his eyes were directly over her slightly shocked ones.

"Itachi, we could be arrested for doing this!" Hatsu hissed, as he leant down and kissed her forehead.

"Doing what?" he smiled as his lips moved down her cheekbone, to her jaw line.

"Doing what you're doing!"

He licked the tip of his tongue along her jaw, and then kissed her tenderly down her neck.

"I'm enjoying a romantic date with my girl in the House Of Mirrors." He whispered against the skin of her warm neck. "What's wrong with that?"

"You're. Trying. To. Get. Some. With. Me." She growled.

"Is that so?" he smirked, before gently kissing the hollow base of her throat.

Hatsu bit her lip and let out a small moan. Itachi opened his mouth and licked the hollow space in her throat gently.

"Itachi," she growled.

"Yes?" he said, teasingly, sitting up.

"Arrest that man for unlawful seduction!"

They both let out screams of freight and shock and scrambled to their feet, as they saw Kisame's face grinning at them out of a ring of mirrors, but they were unable to locate his actual position. Hatsu moved slightly away from Itachi, careful not to touch him.

"You're lucky I saw you, and not some stranger who WOULD arrest Itachi for attempting to rape Hatsu."

"Lucky you saw us?" Hatsu shrieked.

"Yep." Kisame grinned at her.

"Nobody should have seen us!"

"Well, it is public property." Kisame smirked. "You actually-"

"Will. You. Shut. Him. Up?" she snarled at the frozen form of Itachi. Itachi swallowed.

"How long have you been watching us?" Itachi asked, gingerly.

"Oh, ever since you came in."

"You mean-"


"Right. We are LEAVING." Hatsu grabbed Itachi's upper arm tightly and started to drag him out of the place.

"Have you asked her yet?" Kisame mouthed after them. Itachi shook his head as he was being pulled.

"Oh my Jashin!" she shouted, letting go of Itachi's upper arm, from where her grip hand left a slightly reddish mark on his pale skin, and walked briskly away from him and the House of Mirrors.

"Hatsu!" Itachi called, running after her. He wrapped his arms around her waist, trapping her arms to her sides. He pulled her to a tall oak tree on the side of the field and pushed her back against the tree, so that she was facing him. She looked down at her shoes.

"What's wrong?" Itachi asked, quietly.

She ignored him, and continued to examine her shoes with great fascination.

"Will you at least look at me?"


"Miss. Takenaka, please may I have a second of your undivided attention?" he asked, sarcastically.

Hatsu looked up at him, defiantly.

"Thank you so much."

"My pleasure." She snarled, matching his irritated tone.

"Now, will you please tell me what's bothering you?"

"Why don't you work it out yourself? After all, the stimuli of your brain connect twice as fast as the normal person. – Unquote."




"Now, can you tell me what you did wrong to make me upset and angry?"

"I took you to the House Of Mirrors, you fell over, I caressed you and then Kisame saw us and you walked out. Is it that my friends are bad stalkers? No, you wouldn't get to upset about that. Oh…. You're mad at me for what I did to you."

"Yes. But don't you get that I didn't like it?"

"Like what?" he asked, confusion writing itself into his face and eyes.

"I didn't like what you did to me in there."

Itachi opened his mouth and then shut it again. He repeated the action several times.

"Sorry?" He said, making it sound like a question.

She gave him the look and looked back down at her shoes.

"Are your shoes more interesting than me now?"

"At this moment, yes."

"I'm sure they feel honoured." He snapped.

"You betcha." She countered.

"Fine. I'll go tell everyone my girlfriend dumped me for a pair of sandals."

"Fine. I'll tell everyone that my boyfriend's gay and that he hasn't even kissed the girl he's been dating for four years. Almost five."

Itachi's eyes narrowed. "You wouldn't. And, anyway, it's your fault. You were the one on the first date, who said that if I kept asking to kiss you, you would keep adding on the years. And we kept on getting interrupted!"

"I would. It's not my fault. Most guys just grab the girl and kisses her, you asked me. Of course I was going to say no. Do you not know me at all?" She snarled.

"I was trying to be a gentleman. Last time I did that to a girl, I got stuck in a two year relationship, I didn't want!"

"So, you grabbed and kissed En'u and then dated her for two years, and on my date you freaked out and asked to kiss me five times. Okay."

"That movie was scary!"

"Was not! You're just a wuss."

"Am not."

"Are too."

"Am. Not."

"You're too much of a wuss to kiss your girlfriend for four years running."

"Am not."

"And why?"

"Because I'm about to kiss her now." He whispered softly, before kissing her.

Itachi's hands cradled her face as he deepened the kiss. Hatsu twisted closer to him, as she gently placed her hands on his forearms. His mouth was soft against hers and warm. She could taste the sweet taste of dango's in his mouth and mint toothpaste. He pulled away, smiling goofily at her as he pulled her close and buried his face in her hair. He smelt the aroma of her strawberry-scented shampoo.

They pulled back and smiled at each other. Hatsu tucked a piece of Itachi's fringe behind his ear, and kissed him again, with more force this time. Itachi smiled and responded eagerly.

"Hello!" said a cheerful voice from behind them.

They jumped apart and Hatsu stared down at her shoes again. Itachi smiled at her then looked to see who had shouted at them.

"Hello, Zetsu." He said, smiling stiffly at them.

"Have you asked her yet? Have you asked her yet?" They asked the question in unison.

Itachi shook his head.

"Ask me WHAT?" Hatsu yelled, at Itachi and Zetsu.

"Bye!" said Zetsu, sinking into the ground, rapidly.

"Shall we go to the bridge?" Itachi asked, lacing his fingers through hers.

Hatsu sighed. "Okay."

"Wow, that's so beautiful," Hatsu said, leaning against Itachi.

"It's alright," he said, unimpressed. "I wouldn't use the word beautiful with you around."

She elbowed him, playfully, then continued to watch the sunset over the river, from where they were standing on the bridge.

When the sun had fully set, and the staff had lit all the paper lanterns, they walked across the bridge to where the dance floor was, and the first band where waiting for people to arrive.

When the place was fairly full, the lead singer said in to the mike: "Hello, Konoha City, we are Coldplay. And this is our song Fix You."

The band started the introduction to the song.

"Care to dance?" Itachi asked Hatsu, flirtatious.

"I'd love to," She responded, equally flirty.

She put her hands around his neck, while he wrapped his around her waist. They began to sway gently to the music. When you lose something you can't replace… When you love someone, but it goes to waste… Once they had slowly turned in a full circle, Hatsu laid her head onto Itachi's chest and she could hear his heart beat, slow and steady. She smiled. Itachi put his head on top of hers and held her tighter. She raised her head and looked into his warm eyes. Lights will guide you home… he smiled down at her, lovingly. And ignite your boats... Hatsu stood on her tiptoes and Itachi leant downwards. And I will try to fix you…

"HEY! CAN I DANCE WITH YOU NOW?" Naruto shouted up at them.

Hatsu caught her breath sharply. She drew, unwillingly, away from Itachi and turned to face Naruto.

"No, thank you." She said. Then she spotted a figure staring at Naruto. "Why don't you go and dance with that black haired girl over there; she seems to like you."

Naruto turned, spotted Hinata, went over to her and soon they disappeared into the throng of dancing couples.

"Come on," Itachi beckoned.

He led her back to the bridge, and they stood there for a while in silence, watching the fireworks.

Hatsu gazed out at the fireworks, entranced by the different colours.


She turned to where the sound of Itachi's voice was.

He was kneeling on one knee, holding up a little black box, with a sliver ring with a blue diamond on top. She gasped slightly.

"Takenaka Hatsuko, I promise to love you forever, and as each day passes, my love for you grows. Will you marry me?"

"No." she whispered.

"Oh. Okay." Itachi paused, unsure of what to do now. "Erm, do you want to go back to the dancing?"

"No! I mean, yes. I mean, I meant yes but I said no and now you've got the wrong idea and I've completely messed things and just… Yes." She whispered the last word, smiling.

Itachi slipped the ring on to the fourth finger of her left hand.

Still holding her hand, he stood up.

Hatsu gently let go of his hand and wrapped her arms around his neck.

Smiling, Itachi wrapped his arms around her waist.

Itachi hesitated; he then gently pressed his lips to hers. He pulled her closer and she twisted her fingers in his hair as the kiss deepened. The tip of Hatsu's tongue gently traced Itachi's lower lip. Itachi held her more tightly, so that her feet were off the floor, until she wrapped them around his waist.

"I love you," he whispered, resting his forehead upon hers.

"I love you too," She whispered back.

XxXThe EndXxX

SQ: Awwwwww! That really cheered me up after reading the alternative! (The Ghost Of You)

Death: I can't believe it's over! It's been a good few months. :) Hopefully you'll all tune in again to read our sequel.


"I GOT YOU! BELIEVE IT!" Naruto yelled, spraying Itachi and Hatsu with a water gun.

"You're too late," Hatsu laughed, still wrapped around Itachi.

Sasuke face-palmed.