Team 7 [Reunion] Episode 214
new one shot chapter: Duck to Swan
Two gold medals and three times breaking his own personal best score, and father still made that half-amused face whenever he opened his mouth about his career.
Maybe that’s why he was messing up his jumps, yeah, that’s it, the Hyuuga had nothing to do with it.
Of course, she chooses today to prove him wrong.
*happy tears* I finally drew something! took me 3 times longer to draw than I used to but I finally did it!
I’ve only read the first two chapters yesterday but it was so good i had to recommenced it right away XD
genre and rating: Fiction T - Romance/Hurt/Comfort
shortsummary: Sasuke is injured after the war and is staying in the hospital, people only visit him once or twice to extract information and ‘keep him in check’ but one Hyuuga Hinata visits every week without asking about anything important. her presence annoys him to bits but one day she’s not there, and he realizes his room actually stinks of antiseptic and silence…
why I like it: I’m a sucker for hospital recovery situations just so u know. they are mostly in character, spelling and grammar are great, it’s pleasantly realistic and slow-paced, and Sasuke’s inner thoughts are hilariously sasuke-like in how he denies emotional connections until he realizes he’d already formed them XD
Naruto’s narration: This is a story of the morning after the day we got into the Gentei(limited) Tsukuyomi world, within the Road to Ninja movie. Be sure to watch that first before you listen to this!
xxx [Track 2]
Ino: Stop, Hinata-chan… If we go to Sakura-chan’s house this early in the morning, it’ll just disturb her.
Hinata: No. This time, I’ll say it loud and clear. I can’t tolerate it if she gets closer to Menma more than she already have. Why are you following anyways?
Ino: That’s… I (*co-incidentally crossed paths with you) already so I can’t ignore it like… that… And we’ve already arrived anyway so…
Hinata: Well that’s fine. To be fortunate, her window is open. I’ll be (*heading there now to give her good fight) so don’t get in my way, alright.
Sakura: To be lucky like this from early morning, this world is the best!
(Hinata): She’s talking to herself…
(Ino): Hinata-chan, if you peek without trying to hide yourself like that…
(Hinata): Look, what is that?
(Ino): Eh? Ah… Sakura-chan (*looks so flustered) while holding a rose… Hah… rose?
Hinata: Oi, Sakura.
Sakura: Oh! Y-you two… Why are you in there?
Hinata: That aside… That rose, did Sasuke give it to you?
Sakura: Eh, how did you know…?
Hinata: What a girl… Making a move on Menma all this time and this… How dare you do two-timing!!!
Ino: Hinata-chan! Stop with the violence!
Sakura: What the heck is going on, seriously?! I… Nar… I don’t feel anything for Menma!
Hinata: You don’t feel anything for him… You say…
Ino: A-are you serious, Sakura-chan?
Sakura: O-Of course…!
Hinata: So it’s like this!? The one you care about is Sasuke?! You accepted his rose… And you look somewhat happy…
Ino: That can’t be it, right?! Because with Menma-kun, Sakura-chan, you —-
Hinata: No no, that’s just fine, right?! They say (*woman’s heart is complicated)! Your change of heart is completely welcome! If that’s how it is, I’ll support you!
Sakura: Eh? What are you talking about?
Hinata: Don’t worry! I’ll be sure to make an arrangement! (*It’s best to do something while she’s not changing mind!) Open your schedule at noon, okay! Oi, let’s go Ino!
Ino: Eh, but I… Wait, Hinata-chan! Hinata-chaaan!
Sakura: What is going on, really…
- - -
Hinata: Fufufu, Finally that woman is going to step out from my road of romance… Seriously, unlike me who is completely head over heels for Menma, she seemed to be a light(easy-to-get) girl.
Ino: I think that’s not how it is… There must be some reason…
Hinata: Throwing that matter aside, this is a chance that will never come a second time. Cooperate with me without complaining! We’re going to host a group date!
Ino: G-group date!? Why?
Hinata: This is the right time to have Sakura and Sasuke go out with each other! …That’s right! Call Menma too, if me and Menma start going with each other in front of Sakura, she won’t be able to go back anymore! I’m so smart~! And what’s more, it’s gonna be a natural flow!
Ino: It feels (*forced enough) though…
Hinata: Just call the two guys, okay! I’ll arrange the rest of things… (*So before that, I leave the task of calling them to you!)
Ino: Ahh… Hinata-chan…
xxx [Track 3]
Ino: And that’s how things happened… Chouji-kun, Shikamaru-kun…
Chouji: That was some strange flow of things…
Shikamaru: Isn’t it fine? Sasuke is really cool anyway and he always have this nice fragrance —-
Chouji: You see, Shikamaru, we’re talking about Sasuke… If there are girls in the East, he’ll go there and give out rose to them, if there are girls in the West, he’ll go there and give out rose to them. It’s not a weird thing for him to date three or four girls all at the same time anymore, he’s the king of all “Playboys”. I asked him before, “won’t you make mistake with their names if you have that much girlfriends?” and then he answered “I call all of them Koneko-chan so no worries.” with that serious look on his face…
Shikamaru: That actually sounds good~
Ino: No good! That’s a big problem! Sakura-chan calls him “Charasuke” and she hates him, so why now…
Chouji: Well, that group date is really dangerous… Sasuke always make a move on Sakura because he’s interested how she doesn’t turn his way at all. With how Sakura is currently, we can’t say that he won’t get her right after.
Ino: Sakura-chan is weird since yesterday… I… I don’t want to see Sakura turn unhappy…
Chouji: That being said, even if we refuse… Hinata will still surely host that group date forcibly. It can’t be help, we’ll do our best to protect Sakura.
- - -
Hinata: Let’ see~ though I said I’ll host a group date straightly, I’m sure Menma will be suspicious of it… Ah, there he is! Menma!
Menma(Naruto): Geh?! (To cross paths with Hinata today too…)
Hinata: What is that, and here I was thinking of inviting you into a party…
Hinata: Yes, yes! Everyone will be eating lots and we’ll have fun! Of course you’re coming, right?
Menma(Naruto): Ahh, it depends on time I guess… I have a promise to meet someone in the afternoon—-
Hinata: You’re going to leave me be…? That “someone”… It isn’t Sakura, or is it?
Menma(Naruto): Errr… That’s right though…
Hinata: I can’t believe this… (*After saying all those things, she still wants Menma…)
Menma(Naruto): Uhh, you see… I don’t know why you’re mad but we are just…
Hinata: (*”We”?!) You really said it as if you both are close, oi Menma, as I thought… I’m not inviting you at all.
Menma(Naruto): Eh!? Why?
Hinata: I’ll do something about you after I make those two go out with each other! (*Prepare yourself and wait for me!)
Menma(Naruto): She went off. Gah, she’s weird.
xxx [Track 4]
Sakura: Heh~ this restaurant is neat. It’s sometimes good to have meal in a place like this.
Ino: Ahaha… More than just having meal, (*I should say we’re having group date)…
Sakura: Hm? Did you say something?
Ino: No, nothing at all. (Phew, I got Sakura’s next seat position, glad I came fast here… But the game is from here on. Everyone, are you ready?)
Chouji: (Yeah, I bought a Group Date (*Manual) and read it well.)
Shikamaru: (*I lessen the food I ate earlier)
Chouji: Shikamaru, you… Our purpose is to protect Sakura from Sasuke’s poisonous trap. You need to be well aware of—-
[bell on the restaurant rings]
Staff: The person you’re with has come.
Sasuke: Sorry for being late.
Ino: Where’s Hinata…
Hinata: What… So you all are on your seats already. And they’ve unnaturally put Sakura inbetween them… Can’t they read the air…
Ino: Ahaha… That aside, where’s Menka-kun?
Hinata: He’s not needed here now. We’ll start with these members.
Sasuke: Then, my seat… will be the seat in front of Sakura.
Hinata: Then I’ll be next to him.
Chouji: (This is not good… He took the front seat from Sakura’s, moreover he’s staring right at Sakura from that position. He’s all out to get her!)
Ino: (Sakura-chan, you can tell him not to look at you, you know?)
Sakura: (How do I say this… I’m kind of embarrassed… This… This is like a dream…)
Ino: ‘Eh… Why is her face turning red with that…’
Hinata: (You see? She’ll be easy for you to get.)
Sasuke: (You’re truly right. When I heard it from you, I doubted a bit but today’s Sakura seems to have her guard off somehow.)
Hinata: (It was worth setting this up, right?! This kind of chance won’t come a second time! I’ll be your back-up so be sure to make Sakura yours.)
Sasuke: (Hmph, I don’t need to be told so.)
Ino: (Those two… From before the start, they have that much force…)
Chouji: (It’s alright. According to this manual… First of all, the important thing to do is to escort the flow of the whole setting smartly. I will gather everyone’s order and will do my best to be initiative!)
Ino: (Un! Good luck, Chouji-kun!)
Shikamaru: Hey, let’s order a food!
Staff: I’m sorry for the wait, here is the Party Course B and the drinks~!
Shikamaru: Oh yeah, it came!
Chouji: Wait… We haven’t ordered anything yet!?
Sasuke: Ah, I ordered it. Today, our main purpose is to have fun, right? So it’s better to not wait for the meals for long.
Ino: (As expected of Sasuke-kun… He’s used to these kind of things…)
Chouji: (Not only that… He has ordered foods that looks like the tastes of ladies… They look delicious…)
Hinata: Ahem… This restaurant is Sasuke’s best recommended. He has a good sense, right?
Sasuke: It’s quite normal, you know. Sakura, is lemonade good for you?
[you’ll hear a sound effect here that symbolizes Sakura’s “kyuuun” for Sasuke]
Sakura: Thank you~! As I thought, Sasuke-kun is smart~
Shikamaru: Hey, didn’t anyone hear a weird sound just now? Kyuuuun, it said.
Chouji: We don’t know. More than that, I need to be (*initiativeee)—-
Ino: (T-there is next time! Don’t get swallowed by the opponent’s pace!)
Chouji: (Y-yeah! Next is… Splitting particular foods. Pay attention to the person of your interest and swiftly serve the accurate foods to her.)
Ino: (You can do it, Chouji-kun! In my team, you’re the most who pays attention to details!)
Chouji: Gwahh, now my confidence is rising up!
Fuh… Hey, Sakura, do you want me to get anything for you?
Sakura: Uhm… But… All of these looks good…
Chouji: Don’t be shy and tell me! I will get—-
Sasuke: Oi, Sakura. Caesar Salad, is what you want, right?
Ino: (Hah! Sasuke-kun suddenly took the salad!)
Chouji: What’s the matter with you, Sasuke… Sakura hasn’t said anything yet—-
Sakura: That’s amazing! How did you know what I want?!
Hinata: Of course, he’s been looking at you.
Sasuke: If it’s you, I know almost everything.
[weird sound of “Kyuuun” again]
Shikamaru: Huh? It’s that weird sound again! Hey, you heard right? Kyuuuun, it said—
Chouji: I won’t lose next time…!
Hey, Sakura —-
Sasuke: Here, (*Raw ham marine and shrimp fritter).
Sakura: Thank you, Sasuke-kun.
Sasuke: And here’s the sandwich and (*piccata). I’ve put grapes too.
Sakura: Thank youuu, Sasuke-kuun~!
Ino: (Amazing… That chopstick moves… (*He’s not giving any chance!))
Chouji: (What a speed… Before she even say what she wants to eat, Sasuke’s chopsticks takes all out to her. If it’s like this, I’ll just randomly take something and give out to her!) —- Sakura! This (*Chorizo)—!
Chouji: Eh… E-ehh?
Sasuke: You failed, Chouji.
Sakura: I’m sorry, Chouji… I can’t eat spicy stuffs…
Chouji: A… Ah… I see…
Hinata: Haah… This is what the problem is… for someone who serves without love.
Chouji: Love???!!! You’re saying that my servings doesn’t have love…!? (*I’m over…)
Ino: C-chouji-kun! Get a hold of yourself!
Chouji: This is not good… Ino… I can’t win… I lack of love…
Ino: (Maybe, it doesn’t have to do anything with love. Look at Sasuke-kun…)
Chouji: (Ehh? Hah! Since when… he’s fully activated his Sharingan! Hah… don’t tell me, Sasuke was using it…)
Ino: (That’s right. Sasuke-kun predicted Sakura’s future moves by looking through where her muscles reflexes to reach, and he serves the food Sakura-chan wants right before she takes it.
Chouji: [gulps] (This is… Kekkei genkai’s ability… So frightening!)
Ino: That aside… Sasuke-kun’s desperate purpose in this group date is scarier… But that’s also why…
Chouji: Un. Next time, we’ll definitely beat the purpose!
xxx [Track 5]
Shikamaru: Hahh, everything is delicious!
Chouji: (We’ve continued with this gathering this far… So now, the next is “A lovely topic that catches women’s attention”.)
Ino: (Now it’s our turn for the stage!)
Shikamaru: (Then let me do that one.)
Chouji: (Shikamaru! I thought you were just eating there…)
Shikamaru: (Well anyway, I just have to say something interesting right? Leave it to me!) —- [claps] Hey hey, everyone. I’ll be talking about something interesting.
Hinata: Huuh? If that isn’t interesting, I won’t let you off easily.
Shikamaru: It’s fine, it’s fine. Ehhh, yesterday while I was walking, I saw a dog with a white tail from the opposite side—- Oh wait, ah!
Ino: (Hah! C-chouji-kun… This…)
Chouji: (There’s no mistaking it… (*it’s a talk where if the tail’s white, it’s interesting) he’s trying to talk about an interesting dog, but he failed at that part, and it’s the part where if you fail, it’s a too shameful pattern.)
Ino: (W-what should we do… Sakura-chan is having a very complicated expression on her face right now…)
Shikamaru: What? I’ll just say it from the start again. Eh, well, from the opposite side, I saw a white-tail dog is walking—-
Chouji: (He totally is desperate to begin from the start!)
Ino: (I… I know the feeling but… With the way things are going now…) —-
Hinata: What a loser. Draw back!
Sakura: Ah! Sasuke-kun, what is it…?
Sasuke: I saw a dirt on your hair, I’ll take it off from you.
Ino: (Gyahh! Sasuke got bored and now he’s making a move on Sakura-chan!)
Chouji: If it comes to this… I just have to change the overall flow of the setting! —-Ehehm! Go-Gohon! Everyone, it’s a bit sudden but… I’m going to talk about a marriage…
Sakura: Eh? Marriage?
Hinata: That’s suddenly a big topic.
Chouji: Y-you think so? Finding one person who is important to you is wonderful, you know… We, shinobis, are all next to death itself. You have to go quick and find your dear one, marry and then make your parents feel light from all the anxiousness. But in my case, I have the Akimichi household to take care of, so as much as possible, I’d like my significant other to come into our household and live with me and my parents —-
Ino/Sakura/Hinata: That’s too much.
Chouji: What’s wrong, Sasuke…
Sasuke: I thought you’re like a (*two-man comic/manzai). Not bad.
[weird sound of “Kyuuuun” from Sakura again]
Shikamaru: Hmm?! That sound again!
Sakura: It’s a straightforward answer but gentle… Really, (*it’s so Sasuke-kun!)
Ino: (Somehow… Sakura-chan’s eyes are now in the shape of heart!)
Chouji: He didn’t even say any lovely topic, but to charm Sakura in an instant like that…
Hinata: ‘Fufufu, this is a playboy’s capability. No matter how much you unpopular guys do your best, you won’t win against a very much-experienced Sasuke. Now, all is up to him…’
Sasuke: Ahem. Hey, Sakura. I have something to talk about with you.
Sakura: Eh? What is it, all of a sudden?
Sasuke: I can’t say it… here. Can we go outside for a bit?
Chouji: (This is not good! If she goes along with him, we’re out!)
Ino: (Just a little more… Just a little more and it’s soon here…!)
Staff: Welcome to our—- wait a moment please, customers?!
Girl 1: Just let me go through!
Staff: We’ll be in a trouble—- Kyaahhhh!
Hinata: W-what’s all the noise about?!
Girl 2: Ah! There he really is!
Girl 3: So mean!
Girl 4: Sasuke-kun! What’s the meaning of this?!
Girl ?: Yeah! You promised a date with us today!
Sasuke: Some troublesome people found me…
Chouji: Those are… Sasuke’s girls! Why are they here…?
Ino: (I told one of those girls the place and date of this group date. I’m glad they came just right at the time~!)
Chouji: (Oh I see. Good job, Ino! No matter how much close Sakura’s about to turn to him, if she sees the playboy-ness of him with all those girls crying and throwing themselves at him… Even a hundred-year of love will turn cold!)
Hinata: (Tsk… To think that at this timing, they’ll come here to yell about their promises of dates, or whatever it is!)
Sakura: Sasuke-kun… What’s these promise of date to them…?
Sasuke: Hm… I don’t remember it.
Girl ?: So mean, Sasuke-kuuun!!!
Sasuke: If I say I don’t remember it… Then I don’t. [Sharingan activates]
Hinata: W-what!? The girls suddenly stopped moving…
Chouji: Not only that… They’re looking at Sasuke with almost-hypnotized eyes…
Ino: Ah… Don’t tell me, this…
Sasuke: It’s probably your mistakes?
Girl ?: Ahh… Yes, that’s how it is. It was a mistake.
Girl ?: The date was already over. We had fun~ Thank you~ Bye bye, Sasuke-kun~!
Sasuke: Yeah. Be careful on your way.
[Girls leave the restaurant]
Shikamaru: What are those girls, huh? They seemed happy leaving like that.
Ino: (It’s a Sharingan’s illusion technique!)
Chouji: (Probably… Inside the illusion world, those girls were finally having a date with Sasuke and they were now satisfied so they left… I’ve been thinking of it… Why does no one hates Sasuke when he’s playing with all those girls at once. But this technique… was his secret to be able to do that!)
Shikamaru: Kekkei Genkai is amazing~
Hinata: Charasuke should be feared.
Ino: That aside, (*what’s with Sasuke-kun and Neji-kun using these Kekkei Genkais wrongly in our village…?)
Sasuke: [Fake cough] My bad, Sakura. I’ve involved you in an unwanted discussion.
Sakura: No, it’s fine. Sasuke-kun is really popular with girls.
Sasuke: It’s only annoying being popular… if the girl is not you.
Sakura: Ehhh?! [Cupid strike!] T/N: Lolz xD
Shikamaru: Just now! There was a loud weird sound!! Right?!
Ino: (Sorry, but that’s not what we should be aware of!)
Chouji: (Sakura is all red! What should we do?! We can’t stop Sasuke anymore!)
Ino: (If it’s like this…!)
[Sound of Ino’s body-controlling technique activating]
Sakura: U-uhm! That now… What do you…
Sasuke: Once we get out of here, I’ll talk about it. Now come with me—-
Sasuke: What’s wrong, Hinata? Yelling all of a sudden…
Hinata(Ino): I… I have something to say! Come with me!
Sasuke: O-oi! Don’t pull me too much! And we’ve gone this far —- … Sakura I’ll see you again later!
Sakura: What’s with that… Saying “come with me” then leaving just like that… E-eh? Since when did Ino fall asleep?
Shikamaru: Just a bit earlier!
Chouji: (Ah…hahahaha… Rather than falling asleep…she went off…)
xxx [Track 6]
Sasuke: Oi, Hinata! Let me go already! Geez, you’re weird… After going that far, why did you intrude?
Hinata(Ino): B-because… It looked like it was going well…
Sasuke: Huh? What’s wrong with that? Isn’t it what you wished for?
Hinata(Ino) N-no! I never wished for something like that!
Sasuke: !? [Thumping of heart] ‘W-what’s with her? Suddenly saying something cute… Moreover… She’s looking at me with teary eyes. Shit, what is this strange sensation? Hinata’s “tsun” to “dere” effect is affecting me a lot —- !?’
Hinata(Ino): I will never accept the two of you getting with each other!
Sasuke: ‘Oh I get it… So that’s how it is…’
[Ino leaves Hinata’s body]
Hinata: Ouh… Where am I? And why the f*ck are you here, Sasuke?!
Sasuke: You’re the one who brought me here. But more importantly… I’m sorry I didn’t notice until now.
Hinata: Uehh… Why do you suddenly sound so happy? Disgusting!
Sasuke: Don’t be shy now. The truth is… you like me, right?
Hinata: Eh? Ehhh!?
Sasuke: Now that I think about it… I should have noticed it from the start. That’s why you wanted to cooperate and help me with my wish. But in the end, you couldn’t hide your true feelings for me.
Hinata: That’s not it at all!
Sasuke: Oh no, you don’t have to say anymore, koneko-chan. Really, you had me fooled with you going “Menma Menma” all the time. Come here, I’ll accept your feelings —-
Hinata: I said that’s not it at all!!
Sasuke: [Sound of Punch] Guah!
xxx [Track 7]
Staff: Thank you very much!
Ino: I’m sorry Sakura-chan. Everything turned into mess at the end…
Sakura: Why is Ino apologizing? Well, I was surprised when Sasuke-kun and her went off, but I had fun anyway.
Ino: I see. Uhm, Sakura-chan?
Ino: I don’t know what happened but… If I’m enough for you, I’ll listen to whatever you wish to say. So if you are troubled with anything, tell me okay?
Sakura: Fufu… What’s wrong now… But I’m happy. And I have to go now. I have a promise to meet Menma. See you later!
Ino: Un! Bye bye!
Chouji: She’s gone. But all’s good now, right? We were somehow able to protect Sakura…
Ino: It’s thanks to you both. I… Many things happened… And I want Sakura-chan to be happy. As I thought, the one who matches that girl the most is… the boy who’s so much alike to Minato-san… the gentle Menma-kun.
Shikamaru: That’s right~!
Chouji: Ah, yesterday’s Menma… He acted a bit more idiot than usual though… like, he’s livelier than usual.
xxx [Track 8]
Menma(Naruto): Haahh… I hope Sakura-chan comes fast. Having no home makes it a pain in the ass trying to find things to do in a free time. Even if I walk in the town like this… Everyone is so weird anyway… Hah… I need to look for a way already on how to get back to our own world —- Ah! Sasuke!
Sasuke: … Menma, huh…
Menma(Naruto): Puh! What happened with that messed up face? It looked like you were punched by some outrageous strength!
Sasuke: Shut up! Leave me alone.
Menma(Naruto): What’s with that attitude? Surely, everyone is different right now… But seriously, Sasuke is the only one who doesn’t change.
credit for translation: x