I...have given up on this chapter. I've edited this about a gazillion times and this is about the best I could come up with /: Wouldn't blame you if you hated haha. Plus, I've been lazy, just reading Fanfics and occasionally doing the chapter or one-shot thing. Also, FF wouldn't let me logon the other day. On my phone, yes. Laptop, no. ):
I didn't mean to have this story turn in this direction where a crazy, psycho and abusive bf just gets homicidal and then Sasuke only appears for like two chaps at the end or whatevs but too late I guess. When previewing the story again, I saw that I said I was going to kick Takeshi out of the story a long time ago... Heh, I guess I forgot.
And something has been on my mind a lot about female jinchuriki: If seals weaken during childbirth, then why wouldn't bijuus only be sealed in males instead of females? Or did no one think of that?
Well here's the crappy last chapter of my story (:
It was a warm and sunny day in May as everyone gathered to witness the marriage. "Hey Hanabi, how do you feel about Hinata marrying that moron?" Naruto heard Kiba ask Hanabi. Kiba was the unofficial cameraman.
Naruto tried to hear her answer but was unable and listened to, instead, Choji's talk of the food channel and Shikamaru's complaints. He watched Kiba closely as he talked to Neji. Something Kiba said irked Neji and Kiba quickly made his way over to where they stood now.
"Shikamaru, how do you feel about today? It's not-"
"Troublesome? Yeah, it is." Shikamaru replied in boredom and looked away.
"Ahem, le groom, how are you today?" Kiba wondered, lifting the camera up in Naruto's face.
Naruto answered happily. "Like the happiest man alive! Nothing can ruin today... I can't believe it's been a year already. She and I have waited since for like ever and now… Today marks the beginning of our life together!" He threw his arms into the air, showing how excited he was.
Kiba snorted and dropped the camera in the process. "Crap, I hope it still works. We need it for the rest of the day!"
"Then stop playing around." Naruto told him and picked it up, handing it back. "You should turn it off to save the battery until Hinata comes."
"I'm not playing around but you're right. I want to catch her beauty on camera because you know beauty never lasts plus, what makes you think she'll say yes?" Kiba responded, receiving a glare. "Hey, hey, I'm just being an honest friend. Hinata is the most beautiful girl I've met and you know how things go. As you get older, you just get uglier and sometimes somebody changes-"
"She won't get ugly and she won't change her mind." Naruto said, then looking towards the aisle. He added a couple minutes later with an excited grin, "Go sit down. It's almost time."
He ran to the alter and stood grinning as he waited. Listening to Lee's conversation with Neji he heard, "Why did you get here so late?" Neji asked coolly.
"Something happened at the dojo." Lee began, out breath.
"You shouldn't have been 'at the dojo'! Today is Hinata's special day and if you ruin it, I'll-"
"Shut up!" Naruto said in a hushed tone, seeing Hinata begin to walk down the aisle with Hiashi and her bridesmaids, Sakura, Ino, and TenTen, in front of her. He could see how red Hinata's face was from the attention she receiving but he didn't care about that. She was all he saw. When she was almost there, he could see the details on her 's gown was a shimmering white, white diamonds on the waistline. The top was strapless and like a corset, a ribbon tying crisscross in the back and knotted in a bow. The skirt fell to the ground like a curtain and it looked detachable. Her hair was in a small bun, stray curls dangled at the side of her face and the diamond necklace he had given was still on her neck; her lips a light, glossy pink.
Hinata kept her eyes towards the ground, her face getting hot as she got closer. She could just see Naruto and she smiled softly, already feeling his hand in hers. She wanted to desperately touch him; holding his hand was perfect enough, a kiss was even better. Hinata's smirk grew when she glanced up and found Naruto was staring at her, awed. Soon she found herself in front of him, his eyes lighting up.
Hiashi reluctantly let her go, kissing her on the cheek and she stepped onto the alter, taking Naruto's hand. "Is this a dream?" He whispered, holding her chin, ready to kiss her.
"No kissing until 'I do'!" Ino yelled, getting the priest's attention.
"Ah, yes, you're right. Let's get on with it then." He said opening up the book he had tucked under his arm while he dozed.
"Can we… hurry?" Naruto asked, barely looking away from Hinata.
Hinata blushed and bit her lip. "If this is a dream then why not stay? I mean, why not go through the whole ceremony?" she asked, her voice a whisper.
"You're too beautiful to just stand here. I want you to myself." He answered, holding her face.
The priest cleared his throat, wanting to leave as well, and said, "Do you, Naruto Uzumaki, take Hinata Hyuuga to be your lawfully wedded wife to-"
"Of course." He gave him a thumbs up, still staring at Hinata, fighting the urge to kiss her.
"And do you, Hinata Hyuuga, take Naruto Uzumaki, to be your lawfully wedded husband to have and to-"
Hinata kept her eyes on Naruto and quietly answered, "Yes." Feeling joy overwhelm her as Naruto kissed her. She felt it course through her and she closed her eyes, seeing just him now. She laughed excitedly and happily as she ran with Naruto up the aisle.
Naruto was elated and picked her up, watching her face brighten at this act. He slowly lowered her to meet his gaze and blocked out everyone else's voices, finding he was alone with her. She smiled shyly and wrapped her arms around him, leaning in to kiss him when she turned around, causing him to break out of it.
"Come on Hinata." Ino demanded, crossing her arms, Sakura and TenTen standing next to her.
"What? Oh." Hinata climbed from Naruto's arms and tossed the flowers back, laughing at their squealing. Naruto pulled her away behind the bushes, kissing her.
He hugged her tightly, leaning against the hedge in silence. "So when is the reception again?" he chuckled, forgetting when the little after party was.
Hinata laughed. "Three."
"Really? It's two now…That's not fair." Naruto frowned kiddingly. "Well..." He added with a grin, kissing her again and dragging her back out to the crowd.
Walking with Naruto hand-in-hand to the car, Hinata couldn't describe how she felt. She was so happy and excited. Everytime she looked at Naruto, it grew a little more. "Okay," Naruto said, looking back and seeing the group of people stalking them. "Time to go!" He informed, swinging Hinata over his shoulder and listening to her protest in amusement.
"Naruto, put me down!" she laughed, watching everyone from behind. "Where are we going?"
"Don't you want to get out of here?"
"Yes but that's-" Hinata was saying when she cried out in surprise as Naruto put her down. She turned around and reached for the door handle but instead of seeing the car, she saw a horse and carriage. "I- Naruto…It's beautiful." Hinata told Naruto as she walked along the side of the snow white horse, petting it.
"I knew you would." Naruto replied with a grin, hugging her when she jumped in his arms. "I would've gotten you a purple one but they don't make those I guess."
Hinata laughed and looked it over again. "Thank you."
Naruto helped her in; extremely happy he had done something right. He looked back and found Neji in his face. Rubbing the back of his head nervously he said, "Hi Neji, we were just-"
"I know." Neji paused. "I swear I will hurt you if you-"
Naruto jumped into the carriage next to Hinata, smiling and giving a thumbs up. "You don't have to worry Neji! I love her too much to hurt her anymore."
Neji growled, about to speak when Kiba spoke up. "Be at the reception by three Naruto! I know how you love to be late."
"I think you've got me mixed up with someone else." Naruto informed, looking towards the driver. "Onward!" he exclaimed, laughing and leaning back against the cushion as the carriage pulled away from the curb. He could hear Kiba and Neji yelling after them, their words practically drowned out by everyone else's clapping and cheers.
Hinata felt calm flow through her now as she held onto Naruto, sighing. "I love you so much." She leaned up and kissed him, moving closer when he kissed her, lowering her onto the seat.
Nose-to-nose, Naruto said, "You have no idea how beautiful you are."
"You're only saying that because-" Hinata began.
"No I'm not. Yes you are extraordinarily beautiful right now but when you're dressed like a bum," he chuckled. "You are more beautiful than any angel." Naruto kissed her again, more passionately this time, reaching under her to untie her dress.
"Why don't we wait?" she glanced over at the driver, whose face was a dark red. Hinata sat up, making Naruto do the same and tighten her dress, re-tying the bow.
Naruto's face was red the more he thought about it and shook his head to clear the thoughts. "You're right…"
They sat in silence until Hinata asked, "Where are we going? Naruto, I thought we were just going to the reception until we did all that stuff." Hinata wondered, gazing at him.
"Stuff?" he smirked. "I see…"
She turned red. "I wasn't thinking like that! I just really want to-" Hinata protested quickly.
"Of course." Naruto said playing with her hair and leaning close. "It's just like I don't want to fu-" Hinata gave him a look and he rolled his eyes. "We would right now if you hadn't remembered and reminded me that he wasn't here." Naruto informed, meaning the driver. He sighed and hugged her close to him. "How about you choose where we go? I can't make all the decisions, ya know."
Hinata giggled and whispered in the carriage driver's ear who got an irritated look on his face.
Fifteen minutes later, Naruto smiled. "I see." He looked at Hinata. "This is a lot better than what I had in mind. I wanted to go to Disney World." He laughed, helping Hinata out and looking at the small building in front of him. "I'm not sure if I should-" Hinata pulled him inside Ichiraku's and seconds later, happy shouts were heard from inside.
An hour later, they ran into Kiba on their way in. He was talking to the camera, still in cameraman mode. Seeing them, he pulled Hinata inside. "You look like a princess Hinata! You should have removed the skirt before. If I could fall in love with you, then I would have married you myself." Hinata blushed and kissed Kiba on the cheek.
"Thank you." She hugged him.
Naruto growled at the attention Kiba was giving her. "Maybe your mom and sister are right Kiba!"
Kiba faced the camera towards him with a smile. "If I was gay, then I would be really attracted to you." He said, laughing. Naruto grabbed Hinata as he tried to runaway but Kiba pulled her back to get a shot of the two friends together. "This is the most beautiful girl in the world! I would do anything for you Hinata- well almost anything. I don't do girly stuff." Kiba told her, kissing her cheek and feeling the heat radiate from her face before Naruto pulled her away. "I'm not gay!" Kiba yelled after them, running towards the party.
Hinata looked around for her father and saw he was motioning for her to come over and she sighed in relief. She walked over, leaving Naruto by himself. "I'm sorry father. We didn't mean to be half an hour late!" Hinata apologized.
Hiashi raised his hand. "You're not late and you couldn't be." He told her.
"Thank you so much!" Hinata exclaimed, wrapping her arms around her father. "It's because of you, I'm here."
"Yes but it was also me who placed you in that position in the first place." He responded, seeing Hanabi punch Naruto in the gut. "Hanabi, stop acting like a child. You're sixteen years old." He demanded.
Hanabi unwillingly apologized and walked over and sat down, pouting. "Are you okay Naruto?" Hinata wondered, helping Naruto to their table.
"Hanabi just…I am never making fun of her for still being a Girl Scout again." Naruto informed, trying to laugh.
Hinata shook her head with a smile as she sat and waited for the DJ to announce the father-daughter dance. A minute later, the DJ announced it was time. Hinata stood nervously, stepping onto the floor to her father. "I'm scared." She informed her father when he placed his hands on her waist.
He smiled. "It's fine. Just let me lead."
The music started and Hinata said, "That's not what I'm afraid of. I've always had to rely on him and it makes me mad because when I defended him, I still somehow hurt him. Emotionally-"
"Hinata, there are things you can't prevent and sometimes you have to just let them go. In marriage, there are two people and they rely on each other for support. You'll have your fights but if you let them get in the way of everything else, then your marriage won't last. Naruto is there for you during the good and bad, like he promised he would be. He was there before you were wed so don't let your feeling of hopelessness get in the way." Hiashi told his daughter, whispering in her ear.
Before Hinata could respond, the music ended and he let her go. She glanced at the DJ, shooting him a look and he shrugged. "Thank you…I won't let that happen." She said before he walked away and waited for Naruto, feeling alone when he didn't come.
"Do I really have to? I'm so nervous." Naruto told Kiba, staring at Hinata.
"Did you really just ask that? Well if you're so scared, then you won't mind me going out there instead." Kiba replied, smirking as he leaned back in his chair.
"Wait your turn." Naruto commanded before running out to Hinata and stood there awkwardly, taking her hands.
Hinata giggled and placed his hands properly as the music started. They moved across the floor clumsily. "I love you." Hinata said, leaning against Naruto's chest, closing her eyes.
"I love you too." Naruto responded, wanting to stay with Hinata. Her arms were wrapped around him tightly and he enjoyed it. It felt like everyone had disappeared, leaving it to be just the two of the two of them. "You are the only one I want to dance with, the only one I want be with." He whispered softly.
"I will be the only one. There's no more fighting or arguing… It's peaceful and that's what we needed. We'll be okay." Hinata replied, glancing up into his shining blue eyes before smiling and laying her head back down on his chest.
It felt like mere seconds of silence but minutes later the song ended. "Are you staying?" he asked Hinata and she nodded. Naruto sat down and watched as everybody moved onto the dance floor, Hinata giggling as she and Kiba danced. He smiled, watching her move.
Hinata saw Naruto watching and hoped he would come back but when she waved him over he refused. She rolled her eyes and squeezed herself through the crowd dancing on the small dance floor, to Naruto. "Why won't you come and dance? I'm sure Tsunade will dance with you." Hinata told him.
Naruto shook his head, laughing. "Granny? She doesn't dance-"
Without a word, she pulled him from his seat and towards Tsunade. "Dance."
Naruto reluctantly took Tsunade's hand, taking the bottle of champagne from the other. "Come on Granny. Looks like we have no choice."
Tsunade laughed and looked at his solemn face. "You mean you have no choice. How was that punch?" she asked and forcefully moved him to the center of the floor as they danced.
Naruto laughed nervously. "Almost as strong as yours. I don't know why she was so mad. I just joked about Girl Scouts being for babies. It's not a big deal."
"Not for you but her…" Tsunade paused. "You're as bad as Jiraiya. He always puts certain 'things' ahead of everyone's feelings. I guess you're not important enough for him to be here." Tsunade murmured, sighing and laughing lightly. "There's so much of him in you." She said, holding his face.
Naruto pulled away. "I was raised by him after all. Don't you think he'd have some sort of effect on me?"
"Yes but it's not that. It's like there's a piece of him inside of you-"
Naruto let her go, backing away. "Okay, let's not go that far!" He turned around and almost bumped into Sai. "Sai, I thought you declined my invite?"
Sai kept his usual smile, replying, "I changed my mind and I guess I was right to do so. I'm having fun."
"I can tell…Well, thanks for coming." Naruto backed away, slowly making his way back to the table and sighing in relief when he made it, slumping in his seat and not giving a care in the world. He watched Hinata as she danced, twirling around on the floor with a stiff Shino. He yearned to dance with her again. She paused to take the extra bottle of champagne from Tsunade and bring it their table in which she kissed him delicately. As she walked back, he wanted to follow. It was like that's what she wanted but Naruto refused. He grinned when she came back a few minutes later to sit down.
"Why aren't you out there?" Hinata asked, leaning on him.
"I want to dance with you." He answered, staring into her eyes seeing them beg.
She understood and she wanted the same thing but instead of admitting it she said, "No, we have friends and family here Naruto. You never know -" she saw the look in his eyes and stopped, standing and taking his hand to lead him away. "You can be such a baby sometimes." She said, smiling.
"I'm your baby, baby." He chuckled, sitting in a far-corner chair. She sat on his lap, smiling softly and caressing his face. "You look so beautiful." He said, kissing her.
"I really do want to dance alone with you." She sighed. "We're going to have to wait." Hinata informed, gazing into his sapphire eyes, entranced.
"Then maybe we can hurry with all this 'stuff' and leave or…we can leave now- just for an hour or two." Naruto said, running his hand down her back and to the bow. He began pulling, untying it, but Hinata placed a hand on his, stopping him.
"Naruto," she said playfully.
Naruto shrugged, a grin growing larger on his face.
She rolled her eyes and added, "Not here." Hinata looked at him sternly and he did as she said, scowling.
"I-" Naruto said, right before it was announced for the groom to make his speech. Everyone sat down and Naruto moaned, walking to the stage that had been set up. Nervous, he pulled down on his tie, loosening it he stared out at the small crowd and began, "I'm not sure how to do this." He laughed nervously. "We came a little late and-"
"I think we know why." Hanabi yelled out, still upset about his joke.
Naruto ignored her and looked at Hinata. He felt frustrated but when she looked at him, he felt his heart stop. "Hinata, before I met you, I thought I was complete. I had friends and I was happy but I turned out to be wrong. Whenever you left me, whenever you were hurt, I felt empty and injured, like my world was falling apart. I love you Hinata. I wish I could offer more than love, more than what I have. If I could give you my soul, I would. I know it sounds cliché but it's true…You might say you're not strong, that you're weak, but you're far from it. Hinata, I don't know how you made it. You're beautiful and kind and angelic and smart and…you're everything. You're just amazing like that Hinata. I remember it was a couple months after, we went to the park. You got so excited when you saw the puppy and you said you wanted one. You're wondering why I'm telling you this, aren't you?" he chuckled. "Well, remember I said we'd have to wait until I had graduated to have one and you asked why?" Hinata nodded, blushing. "I know you meant the dog but I saw that kid and…I can't wait until grad school." Naruto smiled, his heart fluttering as he finished, content and happy.
He ran off stage and back to Hinata's side, pulling her into his chest. "I love you so, so much! Nothing could even describe how I feel right now."
Hinata giggled and kissed him. "Can we cut the cake? I…really can't do public speaking. I know that doesn't make sense with me being-" she told him, receiving an understanding look.
"We can do that." He gave her a sly look and glanced around, picking her up and setting her on her feet. "Okay everybody! We're gonna do the cake!" he watched as a few of his friends shook with excitement.
The cake had three layers, stacked upon each other: chocolate, white, and red velvet. Naruto gagged at the thought of the red velvet. He placed his hand on Hinata's, holding the knife together as they cut the bottom layer: chocolate. He grinned and turned to Hinata and she attacked. "Hinata, why'd you do that for?" he tried to say. "That's a waste of cake!"
Hinata giggled just before Naruto smashed a piece, surprising her. "Waste of cake?" she questioned, wiping it from her face and eating it.
Naruto laughed. "We're still eating it right?" he wondered as he began to eat the cake from his face.
"Cut the cake for everyone else!" Choji demanded.
"Relax! I was gonna anyways." Naruto quickly cut the cake up and he and Hinata sat in their corner again, enjoying each other's company.
"I think we got all the 'stuff' done." Naruto whispered.
"We can't be gone too long." She whispered her head against his chest.
"What are you talking about? Once we're gone, we don't have to come back." Naruto replied, watching everyone interact. He cursed inwardly when Ino made her way over.
"Hey, no one else made their speech thingy Naruto! You announced cake before anyone could go up! Plus, there's no food and it's 4:30. This is supposed to end at like 11 or something! What are-" she complained, staring intensely at the couple.
He frowned. "Do you have to!? Hinata and I just want-" he began but Hinata stood.
"We're sorry. Of course we'll…I'm interested in what you have to say about me." She giggled, following Ino. "It won't be long Naruto." She said, glancing back, making sure he ensued.
They sat at their table and watched as each bridesmaid and groomsman spoke, Hiashi and Tsunade following. Neji caught the couple's attention the most. "Naruto knows to treat Hinata right because if she isn't happy and if she cries, then he will be in so much pain, he will want to die." Neji eyed Naruto carefully and Naruto swallowed. "He understands and Hinata, you know you can come to me if he hurts you. I know how to deal with him."
Hinata smiled nervously, glancing at Naruto. "He knows how to deal with you? Isn't that what Kiba said?" she giggled, taking his hand.
"Yes but they won't have to because everything is different than before. I'm never going to make you cry ever again- I promise!"
Hinata smiled softly. "I can't believe Kiba said he's jealous." She muttered.
"I think he's jealous of me!" Naruto leaned back in his chair with a goofy grin.
"You think? Well you are the most handsome man I've ever seen but then again, Kiba has looked-" She joked, stopping when Naruto stood.
"Now that the floor is empty, wanna dance?" he gave her a cheeky grin and pulled her away from the table to the dance floor.
Hinata blushed when she heard the artist of the song. "You remembered?" she wondered, avoiding his gaze.
"I thought that maybe this song was more appropriate." He laughed and tilted her head up to make her look at him.
"You are irresponsible." She murmured, causing Naruto to scoff jokingly. She giggled and they continued to dance. "Did you pick any others?" she asked him, hugging his chest.
"When the song is over, stay." He told her, kissing her.
As soon as the song ended, it transitioned into another and Hinata wasn't sure what Naruto was trying to tell her, if anything at all. She looked up, seeing his eyes were soft and calm. "Why this song?" Hinata closed her eyes, embarrassed at even asking. She felt her hair tumble down her back and Naruto ran his hand through, playing with it. She opened her eyes, finding his cerulean irises focused on her.
"I fall in love you even more everyday." They stopped moving, staring into each other's eyes. Everything was still. "When I think I can't love you anymore than I already do, you just give me another reason to love you more."
Tad-ah! /: This is a crap chapter but this is best I could do...I kept trying to improve it but was stuck and I just... yeah, writer's block and I gave up.
If you're interested, the two songs they danced to are "Call Me Irresponsible" my Michael Buble and "Then" by Brad Paisley.