Chapter 11

Disclaimer: Don't EVEN think about it.

Glub glub! Hahahahahahaha!

Fluffle-ish moment! Yay! :]


I paused in the hallway, looking both ways to see if anyone was watching before silently slipping into the room. Steady breathing filled the dark room, deep and healthy. I smiled, that was a good sign. Maybe I could do what I came here to do and leave without anyone finding out. I scurried over the bed and knelt beside it, placing the bowl on the floor beside me. Dipping a rag into the liquid, I squeezed the rag, letting the liquid trickle back into the bowl, it's sound oddly soothing.

Taking a deep breath I gently applied it to Deidara's chest. He shifted in his sleep then his breath caught as is he had woken up. I flinched away, afraid that I had wakened him. Soon deep breathing penatrated the air again. I exhaled my pent up breath, that was close. I gently dabbed the wet cloth against his bare chest, careful not to wake him.

"What are you doing, un?" Deidara asked groggily. I yelped in surprise then slapped a hand over my face. Taking a steadying breath I whispered calmly, "Cleaning your wounds. Shut up and go back to sleep." Being the stubborn blonde that he was, Deidara didn't obey me, "Why?" I glared at him, for what good it did me, it was too dark, "Because I can. Now are you going to be quiet or do you want me to leave?" He was silent for a while, so much that I thought he was actually doing what I said. All too soon, Deidara said, "Tell me, Jissai, hm."

I rolled my eyes, "I want to, that's all." I knew he was about to say something else so I added, "Just like old times, right?" Deidara seemed to mull this over, "What do you want Jissai, un?" He asked flatly. I looked away, how well he knew me. I closed my eyes, trying to keep back the tears that suddenly threatened to spill over, "...Nothing..." I lied, but Deidara wasn't buying it. He sat up, holding his side where the Kazekage managed to land a vicious blow before Deidara knocked him out, "You're lying, yeah." This was a bad idea, I should never have come.

Instead of answering I wiped the dried blood from the stiches that marched along his arm. As I turned to rewet the cloth, he grabbed my hand, stopping me, "What. Do. You. Want? You never do anything without a favor in return, hm." I jerked my hand out of his grip, "You think that? How many times have I healed you when we were genin and chuunin without anyone telling me to do so? And how many times have I forced you to do something because I healed you? I'm not as heartless as you think I am, Deidara." I could feel his glare on me, "Tell me, un." He growled.

A sob escaped my throat, "I want to go home!" Deidara was silent. I continued, "I miss my family, I miss being free, I miss Kuu, I miss everything! Even our old sensei!" Deidara sighed and I felt his hand on my arm. He tugged me towards him so my head pillowed on his shoulder, "I know Jissai, un. I know." Deidara said softly, running his fingers through my hair gently, and for a second our current situation disappeared and we were back as kids, comforting each other when things didn't go as planned. I sniffed a few more times before sighing and closing my eyes. I would go back to the annoying Jissai tomorrow.


It turned out more depressing then it was supposed to. Oh well, it's still a little fluffy and more relationship building!

Flame Friendly! X3

Continue Reading Next Chapter

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.