Chapter 2: Practice Makes Perfect!
Start Word: Awkward…!
Hinata/3rd person POV (AN: I try to write in one person's POV but it usually turns out more like 3rd person so I guess it's kinda half 'n' half…!):
"... ink so, Naru… fine…"
"Look!... waking up!"
"Back up, Naruto. Give her room!"
"Will she be Okay, Tsunade-baa-chan?
"If you back up she will be. And what have I told you about calling me that?"
I groaned slightly and opened my eyes. Tsunade-sama was standing in front of Naruto-kun with her fists raised while he had his arms up covering his face. When they realized that I was awake and watching them Naruto-kun rushed over to my side.
"Are you okay Hinata? I made sure you didn't hit your head when you fell, so I thought you'd be okay, but your face was all red so I thought that maybe you had a fever, but Tsunade-baa-chan said that you were okay so I trusted her but then-"
"OH SHUT THE HELL UP! Jezzus… Hinata are you okay?" Tsunade-sama finally interrupted him when she got annoyed at his rambling.
"Ano, y-yes, I'm fine. T-thank you, Tsunade-s-sama…"
"Okay, now that that's established, lets get on with the mission briefing. Hinata, sit down. I don't want you falling down again." Tsunade-sama sat behind her desk while I got off the floor and sat in a nearby chair. Naruto also grabbed a chair and sat down next to me once we had moved them in front of Tsunade-samas desk. "I know this is a lot to ask of you two, and you're both still young, but this is an important mission and I need someone good at tracking," she looked pointedly at me, "and somebody who could gather information easily. Naruto, you can henge your shadow clones, right?"
Naruto vigorously shook his head up and down. "Yeah, yeah! It's real easy!"
"Can you henge small animals, like mice, that can hide and get into small places easily?" Naruto once again confirmed this fact. "Since you retain any experiences your shadow clones go through, you are perfect for gathering important information on this mission. Also, if you need to keep and eye on the princess without alerting her and or Masao to your presence, you could henge a clone into a fly or whatnot and have it follow them. Both of you are aptly qualified for this mission. You don't need to leave for at least a month before you must start heading to the kings palace to get there on time, so." She looked at both of us intensely. "I am ordering you to on a, we'll say, a mini mission. In the months time you have before you have to leave, you two are to act as newly weds. Hinata, gather the appropriate supplies to last you a month away from home, and move in with our resident knucklehead." At this, Naruto let out a surprised, "hey!" I could only stare at the Hokage in horror as she held my gaze. "You two are going to live together for a month so that you can get used to sharing the same living space before the mission starts. You also need to go places together, go on walks, hang out with friends and practice giving each other small kisses and hugs, cuddle and embrace, hold hands and etc., so that you can both get used to PDA." Before Naruto could even ask her what it meant, she answered. "PDA means 'Public Displays of Affection', Naruto." Said boy shut his mouth and sat back in his chair.
By this time, my whole body was as red as watermelon, and Naruto-kun's face was also fairly pink.
The Hokage continued with what she was saying. "I promise, I'm not trying to purposely be mean, or embarrass you, despite how easy it is. I'm simply trying to get you ready for the mission." The Hokage sighed. "I wish I didn't have to do this to you two, really. I think you're still too young, but I don't have any options. I know that both of you work well together, and based on your personalities, I know that you two can play nice together, and won't knock each others lights out when either of you get annoyed or stressed. Sakura and Ino would probably kill anyone I sent them with, and Tenten would end up shoving a kunai up Masao's ass. I have a few other konoichi that might be able to handle this mission, but I don't want to risk it, so Hinata is my only choice. I don't want to send her with anyone that looks to old for her, so that mostly leaves the people in your graduation class, and team Gai. Neji is her cousin, so he's out. Lee would be too theatrical to handle this mission, and I don't think Kiba would be able to handle having to work as a butler. I already have a mission lined up for Shino while you two will be gone, and the same goes for Choji. And finally, Shikamaru is too lazy and would complain all of the time if I made him do all of the work needed on this mission. Therefore, that leaves you, Naruto. I know you don't know exactly what a butler needs to do, but not only will the head keepers give you a rundown of what you will need to do, but you'll need to come in every Monday Wednesday, and Friday at two o'clock so that myself and a few others can teach you what you need to know to complete your mission. Oh, and you'll need these." She grabbed a small box from her drawer and tossed to Naruto. He caught it and looked at it curiously.
All of the sudden, his face turned bright red, he jumped up out of his chair, and he dropped the box.
"WHAT THE HELL?" He screamed at the top of his lungs. He started to look panicked.
Curiously, I picked up the box and looked it over. I 'eeped' and dropped the box when I saw that they were condoms. I started hyperventilating and tried to calm my self down.
Tsunade-sama looked slightly annoyed, but otherwise didn't comment. "I realize that you are on birth control, Hinata , but just in case, I figured it couldn't hurt to have another layer of protection, just in case. Your father's already on my case about making you do this mission. If you got pregnant because of it, I'd never hear the end of it.
Horror dawned on me when I realized that my father knew I was taking such a mission. Is that why he's been acting so grumpily lately?
"W-wait… My father knows about the mission?"
She nodded her head while focusing on me. "I argued with him for 3 hours, and I still had to threaten him. He also knows exactly what, ahem, activities you will be participating for this mission." At this, beyond the thought that it couldn't happen, I blushed even more.
We all sat there for a few minutes in silence, Tsunade-sama giving Naruto and I time to absorb this information. Naruto kept standing there awkwardly, not knowing what to do. Eventually, he cleared his throat and gained the Hokages attention.
"I don't… It's just… I still don't understand!" He looked very upset, and was kind of fidgety.
The Hokage sighed and looked up at him. "What the hell don't you understand, Naruto."
Naruto seemed to get even angrier at this. "What do you mean, what? I don't see why you're forcing Hinata and me to do this mission! We shouldn't have to, to… you know, before we're ready, and with the one we're married to, or at least with the one we love! Why did you have to choose US!" He was breathing heavily, and his eyes were shining with unshed tears.
"Tsunade-samas famous temper flared up at Naruto yelling at her. "I already TOLD you why I chose you! I. Had. NO OTHER CHOICE! Do you think that I WANT to make you and Hinata uncomfortable? Do you think that I LIKE to be the bad guy? I DON'T Naruto! I HATE it! But I'm the Hokage, and sometime I have to make tough decisions! Would you rather that I send someone like Kakashi or Asuma with Hinata, who are at least, 13 to 14 years older her? You two are the best candidate for the mission, that's all there is to it… I wish there were other choices… but there aren't… there just aren't…" The Hokage grew silent as she sat back in her chair wearily, as if the weight of the world was almost too much. Silently, she reached into one of her drawers and retrieved a sake bottle and cup. She poured sake into the cup so that it was almost full, and then gulped it all down in one go.
Naruto sat down without another word, a looked down at his feet. When he did, he noticed the box of condoms, and blushed. He reached down as if to pick them up, stopped, retracted his hand slightly, sighed, and then picked them up. Not knowing exactly what to do with them, he just put them into his pocket. He slumped down in his chair and fell into his thoughts.
It was quite for a while, before the Hokage finally sighed and sat up a little straighter.
"For this mission," she began, "you two are supposed to be newlywed civilians from a small village; we need marriage documents, birth certificates, etc. We need to forge most of the documents, but for the sake of simplicity, most of the information will be true. We'll have to change your names, but things like your birthdays will stay the same. Now, we need as much of the information to be true, that way, if you're asked any questions, you don't have to think about it, it will just be the truth. Therefore, just until the mission is over, you to will actually be married. Once the mission is over, the marriage can be annulled and you can go on as if it never existed. We need this to be as convincing as possible. Thank you, by the way, for agreeing to do this, even with everything I've asked of you. This could be, from some points of view, an S-rank mission, simply because of the things we're asking you to do."
Naruto looked up sharply at this. "S-rank? You're sending me on an S-rank mission? Are you serious!" A look of pure joy spread across his face as he realized he would be going on his very first S-rank mission. He jumped out of his chair pumped his fist in the air. "YEAH! MY FIRST S-RANK MISSION!"
I looked over at Lady Tsunade and noticed she had a small smile on her face as she watched Naruto cheer form his first S-rank mission. When she caught my eye, she just rolled her eyes and laughed lightly.
A/N: yeahhh I know that im a horrible updater, I would actually thank you for throwing large rocks at my head… hahaha lol kay, so yeah. If theres anything I forgot or that doesn't make sense, please tell me! Ill try and edit it, I just need help to do that. Kay? Happy reading! Oh and sorry its so short…