Disclaimer: I own Mia. That's about it.
Warning: Romance and reunions.
Beta: I'm starting to hate DocX. I keep sending things, but they just aren't being received. As such, this is not edited.
I pulled Obito's shirt over me, tugging it down. I lifted my hair out of it, tossing it back and brushing a stray bang away from my face. Obito walked back into the room, rubbing the towel over his wet hair and raising an eyebrow at me. "You stole my shirt."
"You ruined my kimono," I retorted, gesturing to the poor thing. "I can't wear it when I go back home. Besides, you have your cloak. You can survive going shirtless for a bit. I, however, cannot."
"Is that why you have my pants, too?" Obito asked dryly.
"Again: you have your cloak."
Obito rolled his eyes. "I take a shower and you steal my clothes. I'm pretty sure that's some form of bullying."
"Hey," I defended, "you gave me your shirt last night to wear after you ruined my clothes."
"I didn't mean for you to steal it indefinitely. Or my pants."
I sat on the large, king-sized bed and reached over. Gripping Obito's Akatsuki cloak, I tossed it towards him. Obito gave a snort, pulling it on. "Fine. Be that way."
"You can change when we get back home," I retorted. "I did laundry before I left for the mission, so your clothes should be folded and put away in your drawer."
Obito waved his hand in a dismissive manner. "Fine, fine. Are you ready to go?"
A smile lit up my face. "Yep. Do we check out or…?"
Obito cocked his head. "That probably wouldn't be a good idea. Technically, they don't even know we're in this suit."
My smile slipped a moment before I snorted. "You mean we actually snuck in? That's illegal. Shame on you."
"You know me. Oh so shameful," Obito said sardonically. I rolled my eyes and stood up from the bed. Obito grinned at me, looming over me. He stared at me for several seconds, hesitating, and then he placed a soft kiss over my lips. It was tentative, as if he wasn't quite sure he should even be doing it in the first place.
I'll have to work on that, I thought.
"Now come on, let's get you home. As you know, last night I had Zetsu go out and tell everyone you would be home today, this morning. I'd hate to make a liar out of him."
I leaned against him, resting my head on his chest and wrapping my arms around his waist loosely. "Then what are we waiting for?"
Home was empty when we entered it, and I went off to the kitchen while Obito went into my - our - room to change. Humming, I opened the fridge - pleased to find it fully stocked - and I started to pull out ingredients. I had a pretty good feeling that Naruto would be famished when he came home. And I needed something to distract myself, waiting for them.
"It's beginning to look a lot like this raid isn't going to happen. Murphy's law toda-ay. Our DPS is a clown. We can't get this boss down and I think our stupid warlock's AFK," I started to sing, turning on the stove and setting the oven to the appropriate temperature. I began to pull out numerous ingredients, setting them across the counter.
Obito entered the kitchen. "Need any help?"
"If you want," I said. "Can you start cutting the meat?"
"Yes, ma'am," Obito said.
I was about finished when I heard the door open. It creaked, the sound seeming to echo across the home. I looked up anxiously, pausing in my work. Obito placed a hand on my shoulder. "Go on. I'll finish up."
Scarcely having time to respond, I ran out into the living room, finding a tired Naruto standing in the center of it.
"Okaerinasai," I whispered.
His head snapped around, eyes widening and bottom lip trembling. He staggered towards me for a moment before he slammed into me, knocking me to the ground and squeezing the life out of me. "Kaa-chan!"
My arms snaked around my son and I ran my fingers through his dirty hair. I cooed softly, "Hush, I'm here. It's okay."
Naruto was trembling. "Kaa-chan… Kaa-chan…"
I stroked his back, my vision blurring and I was struggling to keep my tone even. "It's okay, Naruto-chan. I'm here. I'm right here."
"You had us worried."
I glanced up, and Sakura had entered the room, along with Sasuke, Kakashi, Jiraiya, and Anko.
"H-Hey," I whispered, my voice wavering. Sakura sniffled and then ran towards us, tackling into us. Anko followed after her, grinning widely, and wrapping her arms around us. Sasuke sat next to us, refusing to meet anyone's eyes and Kakashi and Jiraiya sat around us, as well. "S-Sorry I was gone so long, guys. S-Sorry…"
Naruto just shook his head, squeezing me more tightly.
"You're an idiot for this," Sakura told me, resting her head on my shoulder. "What were you thinking? What happened to you?"
"I didn't mean to get kidnapped," I insisted. "I just - some guy, I don't know who - just whisked me away. One minute I'm sleeping peacefully, the very next I'm in the snowy-part of the Land of Spring!"
Kakashi's only visible eye widened. "Land of Spring?"
I nodded my head. "I know, right? I met X there (who was originally planning on kidnapping me, but this guy beat him to it) and he helped me out (food, water, shelter, etc) in exchange for helping him. Then Tobi found me and brought me home and… and viola."
Sasuke gave a sigh, leaning back and resting his head on my other shoulder. Meanwhile, Jiraiya pulled out a tissue and started wiping away at my eyes. "Your hands are full, so I'll help you out here."
"Thanks," I said roughly, sniffling.
"Dinner's ready," Obito sung, switching into his Tobi persona. "Ah… Naruto, do you mind getting off Tobi's Mia?"
Naruto shook his head stubbornly.
"Sweetie, we're going to have to eat," I said patiently. "And you need a shower. Badly. All of you do, actually. S-So we're going to eat, and then everyone is going to take a shower, then we're coming back here and we'll just have a movie-marathon. Does that sound acceptable?"
Naruto just hugged me tighter.
Jiraiya snickered, grabbing his godson and lifting him up. However, he underestimated Naruto's hold on me and he ended up lifting me up, as well. "Come on, boy. Let's eat."
"What is this? A welcoming party?" I asked, raising an eyebrow to find Kisame now ducking into the room. His grin was wide, his sharp teeth gleaming.
"Yo, Mia," Kisame said.
Deidara entered behind him, and Kisame took a seat on the couch next to me. Sasori was next, followed by Hidan and Kakuzu. Kisame ruffled my hair and I laughed, leaning forward on the couch and hugging him tightly.
"I don't suppose you'd mind explaining what the hell happened, un?" Deidara asked, sitting down on the other side of me. "Zetsu just told us you would be here, so we came over."
Hidan rolled his eyes. "So where the fuck is Tobi? I thought he'd be all over your ass."
"Tobi doesn't like how Hidan's speaking," Tobi pouted, skipping into the living room. "H-Hey! W-Wait a minute! Now where's Tobi supposed to sit?!"
"The floor, un," Deidara dismissed.
Kisame patted my back, when I finally pulled away and I fist-bumped with Deidara and Hidan. "Naruto and the others are showering and whatnot. They'll be back and then we're having a movie-marathon. You guys in?"
"Depends on the movies," Kisame said.
Kakuzu shook his head. "I'm just here to hand you the monthly reports for the Akatsuki. You'll need to return to Amegakure soon enough for the meetings. Let's go, Hidan."
Hidan sneered. "Fuck you, Kakuzu. Don't think I've forgiven you for what you fucking did back there! Bastard. Leaving me in pieces… I'll stick with the Advisor, thank you."
"If we're doing a marathon, I better tell Ino. She'll probably want to come over, un," Deidara said thoughtfully, standing up.
"While you're out - mind telling Hinata-chan, too?" I asked. "You remember where the Hyuugas live, right?"
Deidara waved his hand in a dismissive manner, already heading out. "We got enough popcorn and drinks, un?"
I glanced at Tobi. Tobi hesitated. "... Tobi thinks we need more drinks."
"I'll get them," Sasori said. "I take it Sakura is at her home?"
Nodding my head, I stretched. Sasori tilted his head in dismissive manner before heading out after Deidara.
"What movies are we watching?" Kisame asked.
I shrugged. "We can decide when everyone gets here."
"Yosh! I'm ready," Naruto declared, entering the living room. "Eh? What are you guys doin' here?"
"Yo, Big Yellow," Kisame said, grinning widely. Naruto's face split up into a gleeful grin and he fist-bumped with Kisame. Kisame moved over so Naruto could sit in between us.
"Hey, Big Blue," Naruto greeted. "You stayin'?"
"Guess I am," Kisame said.
"I guess I better start getting the blankets and pillows out," I said, standing up.
"Tobi will help!" Tobi said quickly
"Everyone good now?" Anko asked, hitting the remote causing the DVD player to close, the disc inside. "Is someone sitting in between Tobi and Mia?"
"No, why?" I asked curiously, leaning into Tobi. Naruto was leaning into me, and Hinata was leaning into him. The four of us were on the couch, underneath one of the lighter blankets.
"Because we don't want you guys suckin' face during the movie and distracting everyone," Anko retorted. My face flamed and Tobi gave a whine.
"That's not fair!" Tobi whined as I said, "We weren't going to!"
"We weren't?" Tobi asked me.
"I assumed you wanted to keep your mask on. I'm not making out with a mask."
The others laughed.
Naruto, however, just gave Tobi a warning glare. "Break her heart. I'll kill you."
Jiraiya snickered. "I'll help him. Treat the mother of my child well."
"Tobi thinks that sounds wrong, somehow," Tobi said, tilting his head.
"I'll show you wrong," Naruto threatened.
"If we're ready, I'll go ahead and turn off the lights," Kakashi said pointedly, flipping the switch.
"Let the movie marathon commence!" Sakura declared.
I was awoken by a poke in the cheek. I yawned widely, opening my eyes and staring around. Some people were up and stretching, some waking up (like me), and the rest were still sound asleep (namely Hidan and Jiraiya).
"Wha - "
"It's nine," Tobi whispered, "and everyone wants to grab some breakfast."
I looked down at Naruto, who was awake but still snuggled against me. "Sweetie, I need to get up now."
"Shhhh," Naruto hummed, his eyes still closed. "Hinata-chan's still asleep, too."
Hinata's bright red face (even if her eyes were still closed) told me otherwise, as she kept snuggled up against Naruto. Tobi clucked his tongue, before he substituted both of us with some pillows. Naruto opened his eyes to glare at Tobi, who didn't seem to care in the slightest.
Kisame squeezed Jiraiya's nose and the Sannin jerked away. "I'm up!"
"Let's go Big White," Kisame said, jerking his head. "We'll go ahead and reserve seats for everyone."
Jiraiya gave a yawn. "Yatta, yatta, alright."
"We'll go with you," Sakura offered, and Sasori nodded his head. The four of them left the apartment while Ino and Deidara started to wake Hidan up.
Sasuke re-entered the living room (I wasn't quite sure where he had gone in the first place). "Oi, Naruto, get up. After breakfast, Tsunade-sama wants us on another mission."
"So soon?" I asked.
"Probably just as well, un," Deidara said. "Remember, Mia, you need to come back to Amegakure for the meeting."
I sighed and Naruto rolled his eyes, yawning. "Ttt. Whatever."
"Tobi and Mia will head out to the restaurant now," Tobi said, taking my hand. "Later~"
Obito glanced down, only to find Mia had fallen asleep during the latest movie. Unsurprisingly, the majority of shinobi were sound asleep (as they had been staying up late nights in search of her in the first place), all tuckered out from their endeavours.
It was weird. Conflicting, actually, to be with Mia. He wouldn't reject her anymore - he wanted her to be happy and he wanted to be happy. However, after spending so many years pining for Rin, grieving for Rin, living for Rin… to be with anyone else was… weird.
Obito turned his head back to the T.V., watching as the hero took on the serial killer with only a butter knife.
Obito loved Mia, that was true. But, he still loved Rin. He wondered if that would ever change. If he would one day stop loving Mia, or one day stop loving Rin. He didn't particularly want either of them to happen, but he also didn't think he would mind if he stopped loving Rin. At least, not as much as he would have before.
Besides… now he had to start seriously re-evaluating his life choices.
Namely… Madara's plan.
Because the one horrible thing about it, about this situation, was Mia's chakra-less body.
Which meant if the plan was complete Mia would be immune to the Genjutsu.
Meaning if the plan was complete… Obito would have to say goodbye to this Mia. To the real Mia.
Short chapter is short. .That's to be expected, as it's just a transition chapter into the next arc. I believe I only have two arcs left to go, unless I decide to add one of the Shippuden movies (which I highly doubt will happen).
Glorious new fanart. Thank you, TransformiceGurl!
Answer: Hmmm… Madara, Hashirama, Naruto, Hinata, Nagash, Batman, Kisame (just re-watched his death, THE FEELS), Smaug, Hermione, and Deadpool.
Question: Favorite author / authoress on FanFiction that does NOT write Self-Inserts? And then favorite author / authoress that writes professionally?
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