In a way or another (A NaruHina Fanfic) Chapter 6
After the fight, Naruto returned to normal while his two clones stayed with Mira.
Mira stand still and looked at Naruto as he helped Hinata to get up. “Hinata, let’s go!” Hinata was ready to get up but couldn't. She felt dizzy all of a sudden. She held the back of her head and saw blood on her hand. Naruto remember that Mira hit Hinata with an iron rod as he saw Hinata’s hand with blood.
Because of the impact of Naruto’s rasenshuriken, the cave began to shaken.
Mira screamed as the rocks began to fall. Naruto’s clones protected Mira from the falling rocks. While she worried on her own safety, Mira saw a huge rock falling toward Naruto and Hinata’s place. “Naruto! Hinata!” Mira cried.
Naruto noticed the huge rock as he heard Mira’s voice. He didn’t hesitate to lift Hinata in bridal style and jumped away from the huge falling rock.
Hinata was surprised in Naruto’s action as he lifted her up to protect her from the falling rock. Hinata’s was so closed to Naruto and began to blush so hard. Her byakugan eyes can clearly see Naruto’s face next to her.
Mira watched as Naruto lifted Hinata in a bridal style and jumped high to avoid the falling rock. Since Hinata resembles her so much, she could imagine it was her in a beautiful elegant white dress being held strongly by a young prince in a bridal way, saving her from the falling rock. Mira beamed dreaming it was her and blushed while she looked at them. Now she regretted the fact that she refused Naruto’s offer to carry her and she even did it twice.
Naruto saw Mira and his two clones and go to their direction. “Princess Mira, we have to get out in here.” Naruto informed.
Mira snapped back to reality as she heard Naruto’s voice. “Naruto! Hinata! Are you both okay?”
“Naruto!” Shikamaru ran toward them followed by Neji.
“I’m glad you found Hinata sama.” Neji got a relief look while he examined Hinata being held by Naruto.
“Let’s move now!” Naruto ordered his comrades.
Before they could move, another huge rock fall in between them, separating Naruto and Hinata from Shikamaru, Neji, Mira and two of Naruto’s clones.
After the turmoil, the rocks stopped to fall and the cave become quite.
Darkness surrounds Mira as she looked around and worried she was all alone. A warm hand held her in her arm. It was Neji. “Don’t worry, Shikamaru and I are here with you.”
Mira smiled in relief. She’s happy she isn’t trapped alone. Shikamaru noticed that Naruto’s clones disappeared. “I wonder what happned to Naruto.” Shikamaru asked Neji.
Neji used his byakugan to locate Naruto and Hinata. “Don’t worry he’s okay. Naruto and Hinata sama are together.” Neji informed Shikamaru.
“We should get out in here.” Shikamaru suggested.
“But how about Naruto and Hinata?” Mira asked Shikamaru.
Neji smiled and gave assurance that everything will be fine. “They can get out here in their own princess.” Neji said.
Neji used his 8 Trigrams 64 Palm to get out in the cave. As the rocks that blocked their way turned to dust with Neji’s technique, finally they saw a pillar of light and completely get away from the cave.
Naruto laid Hinata on the ground and began to activate his sage mode again. After activating his sage mode, Naruto looked around only to see rocks surrounding them.
“Hinata, are you sure you’re okay?” Naruto asked Hinata.
“Yes, I’ll be fine Naruto kun.” Hinata answered.
“Hinata, don’t force yourself if you really can’t move too much. I’ll carry you again.
Naruto offered to carry Hinata on his back so they can escape together. “I can see you’re dizzy because of your head injury. Let’s get out in here together.” Naruto said as he beamed at Hinata.
Hinata hesitated at first. It’s not that she doesn’t like to be carried but she’ll get close again to the apple of her byakugan eyes. The moment Naruto held her a while ago; she blushed so hard she thought she’ll get unconscious again.
Thinking about her feelings will just worsen the situation so Hinata accepted Naruto’s offer to carry her.
“Let’s go, Hinata.” Naruto signalled. Now, they’re ready to get out in the cave.
Naruto hit the rocks using his bare hands to destroy it.
Hinata on the other hand watched while Naruto is busy finding a way to get out in the cave. She couldn’t believe she wrapped her both arms around Naruto and leaned next to him.
It was always Naruto who saves her even from the start. It was him who changed her and makes her better than before. Naruto isn’t aware about everything but Hinata is happy that someone like Naruto came in her life.
Hinata recalled her terrible dream when she thought everything is falling apart then suddenly, someone called her name. It was Naruto. Hinata smiled lovingly realizing it is Naruto again who saved her from that terrible dream.
Not noticing her own action, Hinata wrapped her both arms tightly around Naruto’s neck. She closed her eyes and leaned her head against him and whispered. “Naruto kun, thank you so much.” Hinata wished she could stay with Naruto forever.
Naruto noticed Hinata’s actions and turned his head to check on her //Hinata?!//
Naruto smiled. He thought Hinata is now comfortable being carried and continued to crush the rocks in his way.
Finally, Naruto and Hinata get out in the cave. Then they saw Shikamaru, Neji and Mira waiting for them.
“You’re late, Naruto.” Shimakaru smirked while he greeted Naruto.
“Naruto!! Hinata!” Mira yelled and ran toward Naruto and Hinata’s direction followed by Neji and Shikamaru.
While Hinata is still being carried by Naruto, Mira observed them and noticed the changes in Hinata’s face as she looked closely to her look-alike.
“There’s something you want to tell Hinata right?” Naruto smiled at Mira as he gave her a clue.
“Oh right.” Mira remembered. She smiled apolegically while she looked at Hinata again. “Please forgive me, I’m the reason why you’ve been abducted and I’m so sorry I hit you with an iron rod in your head.”
“You what?!” Neji exclaimed.
Mira bowed her head and continued. “I apologized for my attitude to all of you. I accused all of you wrongfully. Now I realized how kind you are. Shun made a right choice to hire Konoha ninjas to protect me. I will never regret meeting all of you.”
Naruto, Shikamaru, Neji and Hinata smiled. Taking the princess to rescue Hinata gave a way to change her attitude and Naruto helped to accomplish that.
“Princess Mira, don’t worry. I understand. Let’s forget about it.” Hinata beamed and gave Mira her forgiveness.
Mira smiled back. Naruto is right, Hinata is kind.
They finally reached Mira’s castle and told everything to Shun.
“Sorry Shun, I fooled you.” Mira told Shun apolegically.
“Don’t worry princess. You didn’t fool me. I know it was you from the time I opened the door of your room and saw you wearing a pair of contact lenses.” Shun smiled.
“You do? From that time?” Mira got surprised look.
“Yes. Now you know how to be a ninja, I’m sure you missed your life as a princess.” Shun answered.
Mira smiled back in relief and she looked at Shun.
“Well I guess it’s time to say goodbye now. Since the mission was accomplished and Princess Mira is safe and sound, we can go back to Konoha.” Naruto told Shun and Mira.
“You’ll be going now?” Mira asked Naruto if what she heard is correct. She wished Naruto and others can stay for a while to the castle. For Mira, getting to know her guest has just began.
“We have to get going now. Granny Tsunade told us we should be back to Konoha before the festival.” Naruto answered.
“Yes, the festival will be held this evening.” Neji added.
“Princess, don’t forget everything I told you. I’m sure you’ll be a successful princess soon. If you need someone to protect you again, Konoha won’t let you down, just ask granny Tsunade .” Naruto beamed. “If I become a hokage, I’ll visit your village.”
Mira smiled lovingly. Naruto helped a lot to change her. Now she got more confidence to face the life of a princess. “I’ll wait for you to become a Hokage and if I become a successful princess soon enough, I’ll visit Konoha.”
“Sure, you’re welcome there.” Naruto replied.
“Hinata, can I talk to you for a while privately before you go?” Mira asked a favour from Hinata.
Hinata didn’t have any idea but she followed Mira so they can talk privately.
“After you and Naruto came out from the cave, I saw changes in your face. It’s different from before.” Mira told Hinata.
“What do you mean?” Hinata asked.
“You’re in love with Naruto are you?” Mira asked Hinata straight to the point.
To be continued.
Next chapter is the FINALE.