Travel to Wave Country didn't take as long as Naruto originally thought it would.
Probably because this time he wasn't escorting an elderly civilian bridge builder and he was faster than he had been as a genin right out of the Academy. Though it of course had taken more than one day to get there. Not to mention the several quick stops he and Hinata made to keep her energy up had slowed them down a bit; mainly because it had been kind of hard to get back on the road afterwards.
But he sure as hell wasn't going to complain about that.
"Strange, to think I was just here a little under a month ago." Hinata commented as she and her boyfriend crossed the Great Naruto Bridge.
"I'm more interested in what's happened during all that time." Naruto replied. "It's been a rather eventful and life-changing month, wouldn't you say?"
Hinata nodded with a beaming smile and leaning against the whiskered blonde, her hand holding his. "Best month of my life. Despite everything, I don't regret what I've done."
"Say Hinata-chan, what would you have done if I said no at first?" Naruto asked.
"I probably would have tried to convince you otherwise, but not force you. After all, a love worth pursuing is a love worth fighting for. Why? Are you saying you considered doing that?"
Naruto looked away. "To be honest, when you first kissed me all of a sudden, I didn't know what to think." He said as he rubbed the back of his head before continuing. "After all, you never tried that before, and when I was younger I kinda wondered if you were afraid of me or something. I didn't really understand shyness at the time so that idea never crossed my mind. So you really caught me off guard when you did that."
Hinata dropped her smile. "Really?"
Naruto looked at her, seeing her good mood fading. "I didn't say I didn't like it Hinata-chan. That was probably our best kiss of all."
"Really?" Hinata asked again, her glow returning.
Naruto nodded, his expression reassuring. "Yes. That was probably the best thing you could have done to me at that moment if you wanted to get my attention like that."
"So what if someone else had kissed you instead of me?"
Naruto thought it over. "Well if it had been Sakura-chan, I wouldn't have believed it was real. Though, back then I would have hoped to Kami-sama it was. I will admit, I would have wanted her to kiss me, but given our history and what she's told us so far, that just couldn't ever be the case."
"Well, what if it had not been Sakura?"
Naruto thought about that for a long moment "Well if it had been Ino or Tenten, I probably would have thought they were just toying with me. You though, you're not like that. I might not have understood why you kissed me, but that didn't mean I didn't believe it was genuine. I always knew you had a kind heart, I just never thought you wanted to give it to me."
Hinata leaned up and kissed his cheek. "Everything about me has always been yours Naruto-kun. For as long as you'll have me."
Naruto put his arm around the white-eyed kunoichi to hold her closer to him. "You make it sound like I might not want you anymore someday."
"I hope not, but a woman tends to worry that the man she's with will only be with her for so long." Hinata confessed.
"Well not me. If anything you'e more likely to get tired of me first."
"You sure you won't get bored of me?" Hinata asked, hoping he'd say he wouldn't.
Naruto stopped in his tracks and put both his arms around her. "How could I ever get bored of you? You're everything I've ever wanted."
Hinata blinked in surprise. "But I thought being Hokage was everything you ever wanted."
"That's just regarding my job. What I really wanted besides that more than anything was someone to come home to. Someone who is glad to see me or who wants me around for more than just a mission. But most importantly, someone who'd be all that even if I wasn't Hokage. You've proven to be all that Hinata-chan. You're the most important person in the world to me now, with or without Lilith being involved."
Hinata smiled in a way the sun couldn't rival while shedding some small tears, making her expression like sunshine during a rainfall, or a kitsune no yomeiri. She quickly tightened her hold on him and rested her chin on his shoulder. "Naruto-kun, thank you. You have no idea how much that means to me."
"It means a lot to me all you've done for me too." Naruto thought out loud.
Hinata proceeded to kiss him, and when she was done she had a look in her eyes that Naruto had become very familiar with. "Naruto-kun, let's make love. Right here, on this bridge named after you."
Immediately Naruto looked around. While he was no longer a stranger to sex outdoors thanks to Hinata's needs, he knew he wasn't in any hurry to try sex with an audience. Luckily, no one else seemed to be using the bridge right now. "Hold on a moment." He said before creating two clones. "Go check for any incomers in either direction."
The clones rolled their eyes. "Yeah yeah, make us play scout while you get to have all the fun." Despite the argument, the two clones left in separate directions to look for anyone else on the bridge.
"There, now that we've got a warning system up..." Hinata didn't even bother to finish. Rather she started to unzip her jacket slowly, then quickly pulled it open and out came her bare breasts.
"You didn't put a shirt on this morning?" Naruto asked, not expected that.
"The less clothes I wear, the easier it is to do this." She stated. "Besides, don't you like my breasts?"
Naruto answered her by taking them both in his hands. "Of course. They're one of your best features."
Hinata blushed and let him have fun with her mounds before moving on to the main attraction. "Say, Naruto-kun, what part of my body do you like most?"
"Oh that's easy." He said while still caressing her chest. "Your smile."
"My smile?" Hinata repeated, not expecting that. "Even with my breasts and butt and legs and waist, my smile is your favorite part?"
"Yeah, because it's something I can kiss in public without causing a scene. I can't exactly do this with people watching." He squeezed her breasts softly for emphasis. "Or this." One hand released her and pushed its way into her panties to rub her wet slit.
Hinata moaned and held onto Naruto tighter. "Give it to me." She begged.
"You wore panties but not a bra?" Naruto asked. The white-eyed girl kissed him and suddenly he didn't care about her answer anymore.
"Give it to me." She repeated, this time in a whisper.
Naruto chose to oblige her by pulling her down then setting her on her back. She pulled her jacket off entirely and arched her back to emphasize her breasts again, leaving her hitai-ate on. Naruto leaned down and kissed her, their tongues dueling in their mouths while she worked at removing his clothing. The whiskered blonde decided to do the same to her.
With experienced ease both were nude on the stone bridge, their jackets providing a sort of cushion for softness and protection from the cold stone underneath. Naruto spread her legs and she in turn brought her knees right against her shoulders.
"I never thought I'd be willing to do this outside Naruto-kun." Hinata told her lover, her expression devoid of shyness or hesitation.
"Remember the first time? When you showed up on my trip to Suna?" He asked.
She nodded. "I remember every time we've been intimate Naruto-kun. I don't plan on forgetting a single one of them anytime soon. So let's make another memory now."
Naruto smiled and began to push in. "Sometimes I wonder how much of your horniness is really you and not because of Lilith."
Hinata moaned, loving the feeling of him entering her. "I will never get tired of this."
Naruto put his hands on her thighs, which were still pointing to her shoulders, to balance himself and thrust in and out. 'She likes a slow start but a rough finish. And she especially likes it when I change angles randomly.' After having sex with her on a semi-daily basis for close to a month, he had learned quite a bit about what she liked. He himself particularly liked seeing her large breasts bounce around as he moved within her and how she sometimes flexed her vaginal muscles to put more pressure on him.
"Harder Naruto-kun!" Hinata pleaded with a grin.
The whiskered blonde did exactly as requested, and leaned down on her, pressing her chest with his own. His hands were on the bridge and her knees were practically in his armpits now, her feet pointing up to the sky. While thrusting, he started another tongue war with her, and she had no qualms about participating.
When he finished the kiss Naruto put his hands on her breasts, gripping them while pounding her hips. Hinata felt some pain but too much pleasure to care about it. "This is too good! My hips can't stop moving!" Hinata claimed.
"Mine too. But would you really want them to now?" Naruto responded.
"Don't even think about it. I'm getting close. Make me cum, I need to cum."
Several more hard thrusts and both got their release, feeling as if lightning was going off inside both their genitals when it happened. Hinata felt the warmth of Naruto's semen fill up her hungry womb, and she held him to her to prevent him from withdrawing before the heat faded.
After a bit both separated and panted heavily, letting themselves relax. Naruto laid down on his back and Hinata rolled to lean on him. "I think you get better each time we do that Naruto-kun."
"Practice makes perfect." He declared.
"I hope so, just as long as I'm the only girl who gets to see how good you are." She told him lovingly.
Naruto surprised her by quickly sitting up, making her fall off him on her stomach. She wasn't hurt at all, just caught by surprise. "Naruto-kun?" She asked as she got up, but she froze when she felt Naruto enter her again from behind.
"I told you I wouldn't get bored of you Hinata-chan. I better keep doing this until you believe it." He said while pushing in and pulling out of her, holding her hips in place.
Hinata positioned her arms and legs for better balance and moved her hips with his own. "I do believe it, I didn't mean otherwise Naruto-kun. What I mean..." It was getting harder for her to speak with him hitting all her sweet spots. "...was I hope we don't need... 'pant'... need to bring in another girl someday. I... 'pant'... want you all to... 'pant'... myself. No threesomes or anything like that."
"Why would I want two girls at once? I only have one dick." He told her. Because he had already had sex moments ago, he was still sensitive and orgasmed quickly this time. Luckily the same was true for Hinata so both climaxed together, the way they liked doing it.
Naruto withdrew and sat down. Hinata made herself turn around, wincing slightly because of her sore waist, but she sat up and kissed him. "Naruto-kun, while I know what we need to do this month, maybe we should wait for a third round. I'd like a bed under me next time."
"No problem. Though I gotta warn you, the place I'm thinking of going might not let us be this frisky."
"That family you told me about?" Hinata asked.
He nodded. "Yeah, they're good friends and I know they'd have no problem with me staying there for at least a night or two. Probably not the entire month, since I don't want to wear out our welcome. Even while we're there, I don't think they'd appreciate us treating their house like a love hotel. And I'm not telling them about Lilith."
Hinata nodded. "Agreed. So maybe we can camp out some nights to converse money. But tonight, maybe we can try a real love hotel."
She nodded again. "Why not? I'm curious what exactly they're like. I heard some things and this would be a good chance to see for ourselves."
"I'm not sure this place has any." Naruto told her.
"Well let's go look, shall we?"
To Naruto's surprise and Hinata's joy the town actually did have a love hotel. Naruto had never noticed it before because the last time he had been here he was more concerned about getting rid of Gato and still too uneducated about sex to really see any appeal of it. Not to mention back then it had closed down because of the default economy, but since Gato's demise the town was thriving again and many businesses were back. Including the red light district.
Love hotels usually offer stays for an hour or so, but one can purchase a whole night's stay for a little extra. Though unlike normal hotels they are not meant for extended stays, but on the bright side one never truly needs a reservation to get a room.
Naruto and Hinata went in, at first wondering if it was just going to have a bed and bathroom and that's it, the bare essentials for a frisky night and cleaning up afterwards. To their amazement the room had much more than that.
"Is that a mirror on the ceiling?" Hinata asked. 'For us to look at ourselves if we want to?'
"A TV? Does it come with porn to get us in the mood?" Naruto asked, tempted to see for him.
"A small sofa and a mini-fridge, not unlike a normal hotel. Guess they make enough business to splurge a little on commodities."
"Hey, the bathroom has a shower and a small hot tub."
"And look, there's a menu for if we get hungry. And yes Naruto-kun, they do offer ramen." Hinata told him, sitting on the bed with the menu in hand. Nothing fancy was a listed, just simple things to keep their energy up. It seemed everything here was designed to get them in the mood, accommodate their tastes while they were in the mood, and allow them to relax in the afterglow.
"What should we do first? Almost seems like a waste to just jump into bed right away." Naruto said while sitting down next to her.
"If you don't mind, can I go take a shower and you order some food?" Hinata asked.
After kissing his cheek, Hinata went to the washroom, stripped down, and hopped in the shower. 'I love Naruto-kun's scent all over me, and I don't even mind the sweat I build from our fun, but there's really nothing like a good wash.'
Lathering up some soap in her hands first, she scrubbed her entire body, focusing more on her breasts because she enjoyed the feeling of them being rubbed, though it wasn't the same as when her boyfriend did it.
As if silently answering her wish, she was groped from behind all of a sudden. "What the heck?"
"Surprised?" Naruto told her.
"I didn't even hear you come in."
"I wasn't just lucky when I pulled pranks as a kid Hinata-chan." He told her, then started to step back.
Hinata surprised him by grabbing his hands and forcing them to stay on her breasts. "I didn't say leave. You came in here for a reason didn't you?"
"I gotta stay unpredictable you know." He said before turning her head enough to kiss her. "It's kind of my thing."
"And I thought this was your thing." She teased as she reached down and grasped his dick on the word 'this'.
"That too." He said. "You gonna do more than hold it?"
Hinata responded by letting him go but leaning forward in the shower, placing her hands against the wall in front of her while spreading her legs a bit while standing, using chakra to keep her from slipping on either surface. "Come and get it."
"This position twice in one day? I'm starting to think you like doggy style." Naruto commented as he inserted.
"Making me think of Kiba is only going to turn me off Naruto-kun." Hinata warned.
"Then I better make you think of me instead." He claimed as he increased his tempo.
Hinata had to look down to keep the shower water out of her face while she panted, but she was smiling the whole time. 'This is going to be one good month.'
"You what?" Tsume asked her son as the two of them stood in the kennel that the Inuzuka family ran. They were currently pouring kibble into the trough for the dogs to chow on.
Tsume and Kiba shared a striking resemblance to each other, in both looks and personality that many found to be eerie. They both had bushy black hair, feral eyes, the same smile, and a love for hitting the enemy hard. Some people said the only difference between the two was their gender.
Kiba, carrying two hefty bags of kibble on his shoulder, looked at his mother as he spoke, knowing better then to not face her when speaking. "I uhh got a bodyguard job."
"Some guy from out of town, I think he is from Wave Country. Anyway he is paying me some big money to do a little work for him."
Tsume raised her brow. "How much money?" When Kiba told her the figure, her jaw almost dropped to the ground. 'Holy crap! That's more than I would make if I covered 5 A ranked missions at once!'
Kiba nodded to her silent disbelief as he poured the kibble into the next trough and watched as the dogs pushed each other to try and get there first. Meal time was always competitive for the canines. "I know, anyway he said he would pay me even more if I did a good job. Imagine what we could do with that money? We could expand the kennel."
Tsume though was more skeptical. 'Something is not right here. A person who could offer that much money could surely hire someone a lot better qualified then my son. I love Kiba, but he's not the sharpest kunai in the set. Plus why would a guy who has that kind of money not already have security?'
"What do you know about this guy though? Is he some kind of freak?" The Inuzuka matriacrch asked.
Before Kiba could answer another voice spoke out. "That is a matter of opinion, madam." It was a male voice.
It was Aru, standing there, once again well dressed with a suit, tie, and dark shades hiding his eyes. The moment he entered the kennel the barking dogs fell silent and all of their heads turned to him. One or two of them growled at him but a few backed away in fear.
"Ren-sama." Kiba said, giving his employer a quick bow before approaching Aru. "What are you doing here…wait how did you know where I was?"
Aru chuckled. "Inuzuka-san I make it a point to know where anyone who is under my employ is at all times in case I need them." He said with a small smile. "Also you were late, I expected you at the Konoha hotel 35 minutes and 25 seconds ago."
Kiba paled slightly. "Yes sir, I am sorry, I had other duties I had to attend to and I lost track of time." He apologized.
Aru dismissed it with a wave of his hand. "No apology necessary. Prior duties take precedent. Perhaps, though, you might introduce me to this lovely young woman?" Aru said pointing to Tsume.
"Oh of course, this is my mother Tsume she- Mom?"
Tsume was just standing there looking at Aru with slightly wide eyes. The moment he had entered the kennel something happened, it felt as if her entire body was boiling, her clothing suddenly felt very tight against her body. 'What the hell is wrong with me?' She wondered, for some reason she felt rooted in the spot she was standing, she could not move.
"MOM?!" Kiba yelled.
"Huh?" Tsume asked, coming back to reality. "Sorry what?"
"This is the man who hired me, Ren." Kiba said and Aru stepped forward and gave a small bow.
"Madam, it is a pleasure." He said in voice that sounded as smooth as ice.
Again Tsume felt the heat building up inside of her. She even felt a strange urge to strip down and offer her body to this guy. But she kept this strange and sick urge at bay with sheer will power.
"Uhh yeah, it is good to meet you too." She said, almost grinding her teeth. "My son tells me you want him to keep you safe while you're here."
Aru glanced at the teen boy before looking back at his mother. "He did, did he? Well, that is correct. Is there a problem with that?"
"If you don't mind, I've got some questions for you on the subject." Tsume said, feeling a bit hotter the longer this guy was around.
"Far be it from me to prevent a boy's mother from looking out for him. Ask to your heart's content."
'Do you need female company?' was the first one to come to her mind, but she pushed it aside with effort. "It sounds like you asked my son directly for his help. What exactly made you do that rather than go to Hokage-sama and have her select a guard?"
"I personally believe I can trust a guard I select myself over someone simply assigned to me." The well-suited man replied.
"I can understand that." Tsume said, trying to ignore the growing itch in her panties. "But why my son?"
"Ma'am, before I answer that, tell me are you asking as a mother or as a ninja?"
"Are you asking because you worry your son might be making a mistake? Or are you asking because you believe your son is unqualified for the job?"
Tsume found it difficult to speak. It was like the air was so full of unidentified hormones that they were triggering a heat in her, one she had not felt since she was her daughter Hana's age.
"I'm asking because the story I was told has some holes in it." Tsume managed to make herself.
"Holes are such a problem. Luckily for fine ladies such as yourself I'm quite good at filling them, if that is your request." Aru stated as casually as possible.
The Inuzuka clan head looked like she didn't know what to do or say, which was very unlike her. "Unfortunately that will have to wait. I have some other business to attend to."
"Like what?" Kiba asked, unaware of any other business.
"I don't tell you everything I do Kiba!" Tsume snapped at her son, then calmed. "Just do your job well." She then left the kennel, trying to hide the fact she was in a hurry to do so.
"That was strange." Kiba said to himself.
"I suppose it was." The well-suited man said, with a knowing grin that the teen boy didn't see. Suddenly Aru looked at Kiba, his voice very serious. "Inuzuka-san, do you recall the conversation we had the other night?"
At that moment, for some reason Kiba's throat suddenly felt very dry. He tried to swallow but found it difficult, like he had a mouth full of peanut butter, when he tried to speak no words came out.
"No? Well let me remind you, I asked that you keep your employment by me private. But instead you found the needs to inform your mother of your new job. You blatantly disregarded my instructions."
Kiba was having trouble breathing now, it felt like his entire throat was being clenched, he coughed a few times trying to clear it but could seem to draw any breath in. He looked at Aru, for help but the man did not even seem to notice, he just kept on talking.
"Then, you were late today. There are several things I do not tolerate from those in my employ Inuzuka-san, and tardiness is one of them. I paid you good money and expected quality service."
Kiba had now fallen to his knees, scratching at his throat, he could not breathe. He was genuinely suffocating on nothing. It was like his diaphragm was paralyzed, unable to pull air into his lungs.
Aru paused for a moment and stood there, still not looking at Kiba. "But, you are young and new. Like I was once myself. It is only natural to make mistakes especially during the first day. So for now, I will be forgiving and lenient."
Suddenly Kiba could breathe again, he took in long gasping breaths as air filled his starving lungs and coughed several times afterwards. At that point Aru did look at Kiba with shook on his face, "My dear boy, are you alright?" As if just now realizing what was happening.
Kiba, after a few more breaths nodded. "Y…yes sir. I… I don't know what happened. I think... I was choking on something." On what though he had no idea.
"My friend, we can't have that." Aru said, offering Kiba his hand to help him up.
Kiba took it, and once again felt a chill pass through him the moment he did. When he was once again on his feet he quickly withdrew his hand. "I'm alright now sir."
Aru smiled "Well just to be safe, how about a quick cup of tea, my treat."
Kiba nodded as he rubbed his throat. "Um yes, thank you sir."
"My pleasure, and while we are there… perhaps you could do me a favor and tell me more about this village."
"Of course Ren-sama, what do you want to know?"
Aru smiled "Everything."
"Hiashi, we've got concerns about your daughter." One of the Hyuuga elders told the stoic clan head.
"With all due respect, when don't you have concerns about her?" Hiashi replied.
"This is different. We have eyewitness reports that the demon boy has indeed corrupted her."
Hiashi narrowed his eyes. "Tell me, do you seriously have nothing better to do than worry about how a teenager's love life can affect your own reputation? I gave the two permission to date and no other permission is needed, whether you have an opinion on the matter or not."
"This is different. Reports say that during an attack on the heiress she transformed into a demon. How is that not a sign of the boy corrupting her?" The elder insisted.
"Did you stop to consider that my daughter has a genjutsu expert for a sensei?" Hiashi asked, covering for his daughter.
"Hyuuga have no need for genjutsu." The elder insisted.
"You do know the henge do you not? Is that not a form of genjutsu?" Hiashi replied.
The elder glared, his logic beaten right there. "Are you saying you believe your daughter the demon-lover just used a genjutsu to make herself look like a demon rather than has been corrupted by one?"
Hiashi glared back. "I'm saying that if you wish to accuse someone you should have more than prejudice to back up your claim. And maybe you should actually hear what my daughter has to say before you decide whether she's done anything wrong."
"Then consider the fact that when we tried to do just that Hokage-sama sent her out on a mission for a month, as if to prevent us from doing just that. And she sent the boy with her. How can you stand there and think this is not a cover-up?" The elder pressed.
"Why don't you ask Hokage-sama herself for her reasons?" Hiashi taunted, knowing that as tough as the elders liked to believe they were they couldn't stand up to Tsunade.
The elder fumed then turned to leave. "Regardless Hiashi, as soon as that girl comes back we will answer to us."
"For what crime must she answer?" Hiashi demanded, but the elder refused to answer.
"How is he Kabuto-kun?"
"It's hard to say Orochimaru-sama. He doesn't have the modifications I had so regenerating for him is not as easy for me. I've stabilized him and sped up the healing process, but pushing it any faster risks severe organ failure and shaving years if not decades off his lifespan."
In an underground lab, Orochimaru and Kabuto were standing next to a sedated Sasuke who was hooked up to some life support.
"Why would that matter? I can only have his body for three years anyway."
"True, but if you tried taking his body when it's like this then it might kill him. I need to get him stable, then the natural healing process will take care of the rest."
"What's slowing you down? Normally you can fix this kind of injury in a day?" The snake sannin asked.
"The wound was simple, but unfortunately it got infected by several components. That's what is slowing me down." Kabuto answered.
Orochimaru groaned. "How could you miss that?"
"With all due respect Orochimaru-sama, at the time we were both more focused on keeping Sasuke from dying and getting away from the Konoha nin. An infection was rather easy to miss."
"Can you cure it?"
Kabuto nodded. "I'm already filtering it out as we speak. From the looks of it, the infectant was a mix of ink and human vomit. Neither of which are good to get in open wounds. I estimate by tomorrow I will be done. And if you think about it, this could be a good thing."
Orochimaru looked skeptical. "How so?"
"Sasuke is of course a rather willful person. You were bound to have some resistance to taking over his body completely once you attempted it."
"Are you saying a child would have prevented me from taking over his body?"
Kabuto shook his head. "No, but you had to be aware that he was going to make you work for it. But now, after all this, that resistance is going to be minimal at best. I'd say you'd have no problem taking over Sasuke's body completely and being rid of his own soul in the process."
"You say that like there was a chance that wouldn't happen Kabuto-kun."
"Blame the medic in me, I feel obligated to warn you of possible outcomes however unlikely they are."
Orochimaru glanced at the sedated Uchiha. 'Tomorrow Sasuke-kun, you will be mine.'