A/N - Wow, haven't updated in quite a while. Guess it was just a major case of writer's block. Anyway, just so that you know, the boys won't be appearing for the next couple of chapters. Don't worry, they'll be back. Do you really think I could live without writing about their shmexiness? Hope you enjoy the chapter!
Now usually, when Sakura is finished with a nap, her ears can faintly hear the chirping of birds and the pleasant serenity of the world.
This time around, yes, the birds could be heard alright. But she didn't hear their usual beautiful chirping. Oh no, she heard their terrified screeching. Why, you might ask? Well, I guess you could consider the fact that Ino's rather colourful language could probably be heard half-way across the Earth.
"HOLY MOTHER OF SHIT! THAT HOUSE IS FRIGGING HUGE!"
Can't you always count on Ino to point out the obvious?
"Can any of you shut her up?" Anko spat, slamming her car door rather harshly. "I already have enough lawsuits against me and I don't need another one."
"Don't you think we would if we could?" Tenten stated, earning a nod from Hinata.
"I mean, do you really think we wanted to be trapped with her in that elevator back in '07?" Sakura asked, arching am eyebrow and crossing her arms.
"OH KAMI, I'M GONNA DIE! HELP ME PLEASE!" Tenten reenacted, flailing her arms like a madman. Afterwards, she laughed and straightened herself up. "That was some Christmas break."
"I have ears, you know!" Ino screamed halfway across the limestone pathway of the property.
Hinata glanced at the house...or should she call it a mansion? It wasn't as big as her house, but certainly a close second. Well, her house is meant to hold her entire family - cousins and grandparents in all. So, it would make sense that this house would be a tad smaller.
At first glance, it seemed as though the house represented the culture of five or six countries. The ivory pillars resembled the Parthenon in Greece, with the bountiful flowerbeds reminding her of Monet's Gardens in France. In fact, she was impressed. And despite her caring nature, it's incredibly hard to impress a Hyuuga.
"Well, are you guys coming in or what?" Anko asked, holding two suitcases and the door open resignedly.
Now, I guess you could say that the expression on their four faces resembled one of a howling monkey. But, for their sake, let's disregard that.
Tenten looked around. They were led straight from the doors into a hallway with a grand staircase directly in front of them. To the right was the band room (which she would freaking love to check out) with a door frame revealing the kitchen. To her left, was what she believed was a family room fit with two TVs, a massive stereo system, and quite aesthetic couches.
In short, this floor was perfection...at least in her eyes.
"Let's go upstairs and get these damn suitcases off my back." Anko cursed, dragging the luggage up the wide, carpeted stairs.
"OKAY!" Ino exclaimed, pushing Anko to the ground in order to get by. She whizzed past all of them.
'Hell, I'm gonna be stuck with her for who knows how long.' Anko thought, getting off the ground and smirking to herself.
"Guys..." Sakura started.
"If Ino gets up there before us..."
And the lesson here, kids, is to call dibs on your room. Not run over innocent people who are trying to help you Thankfully, the girls shot up the stairs, catching up with Ino who barely passed P.E.
They were in the center of what was a long hallway.
There were rooms on either side of them: two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the left, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the right. This equals a grand total of ten rooms. Damn, this was a big house.
"I guess you're mature enough to choose y-"
"DIBS! DIBS! DIBS!"
"SHIT, NO! That's fricking mine!"
Hinata and Tenten quietly backed away from their two friends. choosing the rooms to the left of them. That left the right side wide open and free to take.
Anko chose the room farthest right: her usual room when staying at this house. She owns three houses throughout Konohagakure, this one being the one she resides in when she has found a group or soloist to work with.
Hinata really didn't know why Sakura and Ino were fighting for. All of the rooms looked the same to her: the only thing different being the colour of the walls. Each was a different shade of red. All the rooms had a twin sized bed in the far left corner, a single maple dresser, and a sliding closet. It was simple, Hinata noted, but she and the girls could make it work.
Tenten winced, hearing her two friends fighting from inside her new room. She enjoyed it, honestly. Something normal to keep her grounded from the rollercoaster she was about to get herself into.
Well, she'd better strap on her seatbelt...because this is going to be one hell of a ride.
A/N - New song next chapter! Please Review!