Ino POV:

"Alright that's long enough!" I smashed the door open and saw Sasuke and Sakura in a heated make out session. I growled really loudly. Sasuke and Sakura pulled away and looked at me. I cracked my knuckles.

"I'm going to murder you Sakura," I scowled. I went to throw a punch at Sakura but Sasuke grabbed my hand.

"Ino, don't you have someone that you have to go in here with," Sakura teased as she exited the closet. She tried to follow Sasuke but he turned to her and pointed at her seat, telling her to sit in her seat. I don't want to go in the closet with Choji. Before I could say anything I was pushed in the closet by Choji with him following close behind me.

"Ah! Choji! Why did you do that?" I complained.

"Because you got me and I wanted to start my turn already," Choji answered. Then I felt him get closer to me.

"STAY AWAY FROM ME!" I yelled, punching him so hard he flew backward and broke the door open. I stormed out and grabbed Sakura by the collar and pulled her up.


"I make no promises," she replied.

Miyuki POV:

"Now that you've made us play that game now what are we going to do?" Shikamaru groaned waking up from his nap.

"Um? Spin the bottle?" Sakura suggested shyly.

"No!" everyone yelled. We all looked around bored. I leant over to Temari.

"If we're not going to do anything then I'm going to go find Gaara," I whispered to her. She nodded. I got up and left. No one really noticed because they were all to busy thinking of something else they could do. Now where could Gaara be? His roof! I ran to his house. Once I was there I climbed the wall and searched the roof. He was there alright. I pulled myself onto the roof and crawled over to him.

"Why are you here?" he asked.

"Why did you leave in the middle of the party?" I retaliated.

"I'm sorry. It's just that I'm slightly scared of my strength right now and my ability to keep shukaku under control," he looked away, "I truly am a monster."

"DON'T YOU DARE CALL YOURSELF A MONSTER! You're not a monster just because you have one inside you. You're the sweetest, nicest, most caring person I've ever met. If you want I can teach you to control shukaku to the point that hopefully you can sleep without him escaping and destroying anything and everything," I comforted him. I tried getting closer to him so I could hug him but he moved away. I tried again but he did the same thing.

"Gaara! Let me hug you. You need one." I smiled.

"I don't want to hurt you." he replied moving away even further.

"Gaara! You could never hurt me when you're you. Now get back over here!" I pointed at the spot next to me. He shuffled the tiniest bit away from me. I'd had enough. I jumped him forcing him to hug me. Once I had him he pushed me away.

"Gaara? Are you ok? You don't have to be scared of ... yourself," I quickly moved over to him and hugged him before he could do anything. I kissed him softly on the cheek. Tears started to form at the corners of his eyes.

"I can't hurt you. I don't want you in pain. It hurts to watch, especially when I caused the pain." he was almost crying. I wiped the tears from his face.

"You need to stop being harsh on yourself otherwise you'll put me under emotional pain. I feel your hurt right now, and it's a lot of hurt, and all of it is self inflicted. Please, just be you again. Don't put yourself down." I started crying. This time he wiped away my tears. Then he hugged me.

"You don't have to cry. You made me feel better," he consoled me; "I love you."

"I love you so much it hurts," I replied, and then I kissed him.

Kichona POV:

"Well, at least we decided what to do," Kankurō teased.

"Yeah, but I get stage fright so I'm not going to sing," I replied. We all agreed on doing a karaoke competition. Which now that I think about it, I was foolish to agree.

"Yeah, they can count me out to," Kankurō seconded. I was still on his lap but we were sitting on the couch instead.

"I think I just wanna go home. To your house, I mean, and spend some more time with you." I told him.

"Hmm... No, not going home, well actually. Yes but only to pick up a few things," he replied slyly.

"What things might I ask?"

"Oh, just a blanket, maybe some snacks, possibly a second blanket, if it's cold enough. It probably won't be though." what was Kankurō's plan? He certainly has me stumped. Without warning, Kankurō got up with me in his arms and carried me to his house. I waited outside for a moment while Kankurō got the things, then when he came out he had a basket, a blanket and no make up on.

"Decided to remove your make up as well?" I asked teasingly.

"It's not make up it's face paint, and yes I did," he answer.

"Whatever, let's just go." I turned around.

"No, no, no, eyes closed," he instructed.

"But I won't know where I'm going, and how are you going to direct me? You have your hands full," I protested.

"Well I was thinking you could carry the basket and that way we both have one free hand which I can use to direct you with."

"...ok," I closed my eyes and put my hand out for Kankurō to grab. The second he did he started pulling me the way he wanted to go. I complied and went as well, seeing as though I didn't know where I was going. After a while, we suddenly stopped.

"You can open your eyes now." it was a beautiful scene. He looked at me for approval. It was so cute when he did that. I giggled then nodded. He smiled and hugged me then set the blanket out. He sat down and patted the ground next to him, telling me to sit next to him. I did then lie back. Kankuro tsked at me then sat me back up. I growled at him then lied back down.

"You can't lie down and eat at the same time. You'll choke or something? Whatever it is that Temari says," he whined. I sat up and glared at him.

"Oh come, on don't be like that! I don't want to remember you as sour once you leave, I want to remember you as sweet," he laughed at his little joke and I did too. His jokes are so lame but that just makes him cuter. I smiled to please him but then I started to feel sad. I don't want him to go. I'll probably never see him again. And after all that work I did just to be allowed to date him!

"It's not forever," he broke the silence that had been creeping up on us not looking at me.

"What do you mean?" I asked not looking at him.

"I'm not going to be here forever. I will go home, and I'll do it for you. Only you. This isn't forever," he answered, neither of us looking at each other. I will miss him dearly while he is here and I'm in Suna. We sat there as we watch the sun set and gradually fell asleep.