You sighed as you open the door to the hospital. One of the nurses at the front desk looked up at you as you approached her. The nurse noticed the hand print on your cheek.
“I’m here to see Ms. Sakura,” you said.
“She’s on the second floor,” said the nurse, “room 207.”
“Thanks,” you said before heading to the second floor.
You sighed again once you reached room 207. You opened the door to see Sakura wrapping Naruto’s arm. Naruto had a bump on his head.
No doubt he said something to anger Sakura like usual, you thought.
Naruto looked over at you. You gave him a small smile. Naruto returned it before looking back at the ceiling. Sakura looked over at you. She frowned upon seeing the hand print on your cheek.
“I take it the meeting with the clan head didn’t go well,” she said.
You shook your head.
“She wasn’t happy that I was injured,” you said, “branch members of the Caia clan have to be and stay in good condition for we are the main members’ blades and shields.”
Though they won’t teach us more jutsu to make us more useful, you thought.
Naruto clenched his hands.
“But yet the head hits you,” he said before looking over at you, “damaging you even farther. I promise you what I promise Neji. When I become Hokage, I’ll change the fate of the Caia Clan.”
“I wish you luck with Lady Yuna then,” you said, “she is a stubborn one and doesn’t listen to others most of the time.”
“Ha,” laughed Naruto, “she hasn’t met me yet.”
You smiled. You felt a bit better now. Sakura finished wrapping Naruto’s arm and came over to you. She checked the burn on your neck.
“It’s not as bad as Sasuke’s,” stated Sakura, “It’ll heal in a few days.”
“What exactly happened?” asked Naruto, “both you and Sasuke have the same burn on your necks, and I have burns all over me. Neji, also, had a lot of gashes on his back.”
You looked at Sakura. She gave you a warning look.
“We were on a mission together when we were attacked by rogue ninjas,” you lied, “you fought as best as you could before blacking out. Neji, Hinata, and Sakura came to rescue us. One of the Ninjas tried to attack Hinata, but Neji got in front of it.”
“And so that is what happened,” Naruto said, “sorry I wasn’t much help.”
You shook your head.
“Think nothing of it,” you said.
Sakura gave you a thankful smile before checking your cheek.
“Looks like it won’t bruise,” she said, “but it’ll sting a little if touched.”
You nodded. Sakura put ointment on the burn then wrapped it. She gave instructions on how to care for the burn and gave you a bottle of the ointment she used. You waved goodbye to Naruto and left the hospital. It was only a few minutes before it started raining. You looked up to the sky. You always liked the rain. So you started walking til you came to a bench. You started to watch the rain. A few minutes later an umbrella appeared and covered you. You look to see Neji.
“You’re going to catch a cold,” he said.
You shrugged. You, then, patted the spot next to you.
“Care to join me?” you asked.
Neji moved to set by you. He adjusted the umbrella to cover both of you.
“Naruto asked what happened to him and us while I was there,” you said, “he didn’t seem to remember what he did.”
“Sakura said that that is what happened last time he changed,” said Neji.
“She didn’t seem like she wanted me to tell him the truth,” you said.
“It’s probably for the best,” commented Neji, “he would have felt guilty about it.”
“I told him that we were attacked while on a mission,” you said.
Neji was the one who nodded this time.
“He overheard Sakura, and I talk about the mark on my cheek,” you said, “he promised me that he’ll change the fate of my clan. Much like he promised you.”
Neji smiled this time.
“He’ll keep that til his dying breath,” he commented.
“He is going to have fun talking to Lady Yuna then,” you said.
Neji chuckled. You two sat in silence for a moment till your stomach growled. You blushed. Neji looked at you and smiled.
“How about we go and get something to eat,” he said.
You nodded and you two got up and headed to where the restaurants were. It took a while before you two agreed on a place. It was a small, but it had good food. You two had a good time. Neji offered to walk you home since it was still raining. You agree to it. Lord Erruce, Lady Yuna’s younger brother, was standing on the porch. He looked up when he heard your laughter.
“Thanks, Neji,” you said, “but you didn’t have to pay for my meal.”
“It was the right thing to do at the time,” Neji stated.
“You mean the gentleman thing to do,” you corrected.
Neji smiled while you giggled. Neji’s smile faded when he noticed Lord Erruce watching you two. You followed Neji’s gaze and sighed. Lord Erruce was nice to you and the other branch members, but he sometimes doesn’t have a backbone when it came to his older sister.
“He seems to be waiting for you,” said Neji.
“Yeah,” you said, “thanks again for tonight.”
Neji nodded. You two went your separate ways. You went to Lord Erruce.
“You two going out?” Lord Erruce asked.
“No,” you answered, “we’re just friends.”
Lord Erruce nodded.
“I got some bad news for you,” he said.
“Can’t be any worse than how earlier today went,” you commented.
“Oh it can,” Lord Erruce said, “you are going with Lady Yuna tomorrow to a meeting at Fuuka Village. You will be her bodyguard.”
Your eyebrows twitched.
“Joy,” you said.
“There is a bit of good news,” said Lord Erruce, “Lady Hinata and Lord Neji will be joining you two.”
You sighed in relief.
“Thanks for informing me milord,” you said with a bow.
He nodded and went inside. You sighed again.
It’s going to be a long day tomorrow, you thought before heading inside yourself.
You went on to bed to wait for your doom that was tomorrow.