To say that her situation was scary was a complete understatement. She didn’t understand anything about what was going on and she wasn’t sure if she wanted to. She just couldn’t comprehend it! Sure she had made her mistakes, but this really couldn’t have been her punishment!
“Eve, are you going to be alright?”
She forced her cyan blue eyes to look up at the two women who stood before her, worry in their eyes. Eve was still too busy trying not to throw up. She had a weak stomach and stressful situations made her ache. Her name was Eve Jeanetta Lynch, a seventeen year old who lived in an almost country like area. Eve had cyan blue eyes that were almond shaped, olive skin that was blemish free besides a beauty mark underneath her right eye and two on the upper parts of her stomach near her small chest.
Her hair was a dark chocolate brown color that hung down to her waist that she kept in a high ponytail more often than not. For now, it was in a frazzled mess as it hung free from her hair band to cascade down her back.
“You don’t look so good…”
Shizune mumbled worriedly, adding a little pressure to her hold on Ton-Ton, who oinked in protest of such an action.
Was all that Eve could get out as her chest began to feel like it was on fire from all the acid in her stomach acting up. Sadly, there was nothing really that could be done to settle her restless stomach.
“We don’t like this any better than you do, but you need a place to stay and he could use a wife…”
Tsunade sighed as she pinched the bridge of her nose,
“He’s one of our strongest Shinobi, so your safety should be guaranteed.”
The blonde haired woman tried to mitigate the situation, but it was who she was assigning Eve to that was making her stressed.
“You’re assigning me to someone who has killed his brother and Orochimaru…”
A little throw up came up, but she swallowed it to keep talking to the best of her abilities,
“I am no different, just weaker…”
Her stomach couldn’t hold out much longer. Eve rushed toward the window, opened it, and emptied herself of what use to be Momma’s biscuits and gravy. Once she had finished emptying her stomach she let out a tiny groan as she wiped her mouth on her shirt. She wish she had remembered to keep her medicine on her but she had ran out the day before.
It certainly was one hell of a day for her to run out of it, but she found no use brewing over it.
“You’ll have plenty of time to rest, as he won’t be coming until after nightfall.”
Shizune had began rubbing the girls’ back, a concerned look on her face. The black haired woman worried that the girl would throw up again. Those words weren’t enough to sooth her nor her stomach. She hadn’t seen Naruto for a long time but she knew who to avoid at all cost had she come to find herself in a situation like this. Thinking it would never happen, she had left it behind as a childish dream.
“Let’s get her a room at the hospital. Maybe there she’ll be able to rest up. I can do something about that weak stomach of hers while we’re there.”
Tsunade stood from her chair, a tired look in her bright hazel eyes.
“We’ve all had a long day, so let’s get going.”
The blonde didn’t leave much room for discussion as she walked out of the room, expecting them to follow. Shizune let out a groan, gently but quickly leading the Eve after her boss.
“She didn’t even wait for us.”
She grumbled angrily.
Everything had been a blur for Eve, it was almost as if she had blacked out, yet could still move her body and get around. The only thing that she remembered clearly was when she had woken up in the bed, Tsunade standing to the side with a clipboard in hand.
“Oh, good, you’re awake.”
The blonde haired female hummed, placing said clipboard underneath her arm.
“What time is it?”
The blue eyed female asked as she looked around, confused.
“Well, it’s four in the evening. Hopefully you feel a little better now.”
The blonde haired woman offered as she reached over and felt Eve’s head. She hummed again as she moved the clipboard to her hands to write something down before looking at the young girl.
“Lucky for you, you’re as healthy as a horse now. You’ll be able to leave with Sasuke.”
She patted Eve’s shoulder, offering a tiny smile.
“So it that wasn’t a dream…”
Eve muttered as she held her stomach, feeling it ache numbly at the thought of leaving with him. She only had to go with him because Tsunade thought it would be best. Eve appreciated that greatly, but she wished she would have chosen someone different.
Maybe Kiba, or Rock Lee, hell, she’d settle for Shino if it would just get her out of this mess! She knew arguing with the older woman would do her no good though. She would be going to live with Sasuke Uchiha, the last survivor of the Uchiha clan, whether she liked it or not.
“Are you sure that he’s the only option you can give me?”
Eve finally spoke up, begging with her cyan blue eyes, hoping that maybe the Hokage would even offer up her living with her or Naruto. Her dreams were shattered when Tsunade shook her head.
“I understand that you don’t like Sasuke in particular, he’s not the person I would choose to live with either, but he’s the safest bet we have. Naruto and the others are currently out on different missions.”
She gave Eve a pat on the shoulder once more. Eve looked down at her lap, struggling not to cry.
“Are you going to be okay?”
“Yes… I’ll be fine…”
Tsunade let out a sigh.
“Why don’t we get you up and dressed? He won’t be here for a little bit and I bet you’re hungry.”
She offered a soft smile. Cyan blue eyes darkened at the mention of food. Even if it had been a while since she had eaten she was in no mood to eat.
“Unless you want that to come up like Momma’s cooking then I suggest that I don’t eat…”
Eve groaned softly, looking sick to her stomach. Tsunade blinked before chuckling.
“I understand, I understand. Let’s get you dressed and atleast get you some water.”
She offered instead. Since it wasn’t as bad as the mention of food she reluctantly gave in. It wasn’t long until she found herself standing in front a mirror, dressed in a way that she never knew possible. It was a beautiful dress, one like she had never owned or felt the touch of in all her life, even back home with Momma and Papa. Back home she had no time for dresses as nice dresses.
There was work to be done, and she wouldn’t stain something for nothing. It was a navy blue, as dark as the night sky, the neckline was off the shoulders. The skirt was a asymmetrical style one that went down a little bit below her knees in the back with it stopping at the bottom of her thighs in the front, and with it they had given her a pair of ninja sandals. They made her feet feel cold. They had made her hair look nice. It was in a loose ponytail cascading down her back.
No make up to be seen though, as per to her request.
“He doesn’t care for looks, what’s the point of all this?”
Ehe turned to Shizune and Tsunade before they could even say anything to her about how she looked. She wasn’t sure she understood it. Sasuke never cared for looks. Not in the Manga, not in the Anime, and it was never mentioned in any of the data books that she had read, so why would it make much of a difference now?
“It’s just for show. The villagers will care about how you look. We had clothing picked out for you while you were resting too. We can’t have anyone else finding out about this. If they were to find out, I can only assume how they’d treat you or what they’d do to you.”
Tsunade stated, a seriousness in her eyes. Eve looked down as she fiddled with her fingers. The thought of the villagers sickened her. No matter how many plot holes there was in Naruto, she still harbored a deep hatred for the villagers. They couldn’t understand something, so they had to make other people’s life a living hell and she could never stand it!
It was one of the many reasons she stopped watching Naruto. They only accepted people once they could do something for them.
She pursed her lips as she felt her stomach drop.
“How much longer, then?”
Eve had come to the conclusion that their wasn’t much that she could do besides play her part. She wished it wasn’t the only option, but what she could really do about it?
She kept her head held high and her face blank despite feeling sick to her stomach. She had to be strong, or at least pretend to be. An Uchiha needed a wife that wasn’t weak. Eve couldn’t let her weak stomach give her away, because it wasn’t just her who was at stake. Eve was sure that Sasuke was already in hot water with the village because of all he had done.
Eve blamed the village. They never helped him when he needed but then turned on him for doing what he had.
“In just a few moments, come on. We’ll meet him at the gate.”
Tsunade gave a small smile as she ushered the girl to follow her. It was getting closer and closer to the time that Eve would be with her new fake husband. It was like a race against time to get her to the gate, going this way and that way just to get there, it made Eve dizzy! She was completely certain that she wouldn’t remember her way back to the hospital. She let out a sigh as they waited at the gate doors.
“Here’s to the end of my freedom…”
A sigh left her as she pushed a string of hair out of her face, being a little over dramatic about it. She wanted to get that out of her system, as she wouldn’t dare do it around the Uchiha. Just waiting for him was nerve wrecking! It would have been much more enjoyable had it been someone else Eve had been waiting for, but no, it just had to be Sasuke Uchiha! The man who could kill her and not give a single damn about it.
Sad thing was that no one else would care either. No one even known that she ever existed. It wasn’t long before he showed up, not that Eve knew he was there, but Tsunade and Shizune had known. He could kill her at any possible moment and she wouldn’t even be able to sense nor defend herself against him. How lovely....
“Welcome back, Sasuke. I’m assuming the mission went well?”
Tsunade spoke out, calling out to someone Eve couldn’t see. In just the blink of an eye Sasuke, clad in the ANBU uniform with a hawk mask over his face, had landed before the three women.
It was the only response she had gotten. Eve knew that he just wasn’t much of a talker, nor was he really much of a people person.
“Good. This is Eve, she will be staying with you and posing as your wife.”
The blonde haired Senju had motioned over to Eve with a smile on her face. Eve felt the world around her freeze and crumble around her as his gaze, as well as the gazes of the others, shifted to her. She never did like being the center of attention. Not at home or school, hell she even hated it when she was standing next to someone who was the center of attention.
Eve mentally scolded herself for not having more to say, but mentally shook it off. With her current situation, she felt like she was doing the best she could. He stared at her for a moment, and during that time she felt her stomach start acting up. His eyes felt cold, and she didn’t like it. She was sure that Tsunade wasn’t going to let her slip out of this now, not when they were standing face to face with him.
She would be stuck with him forever! Forever meant until she had somehow found a way to get home, that or he killed her.
If Eve could sweat drop she was pretty sure that she would be. ’The world famous hn of the Uchiha clan...great…’, she couldn’t have been more...ecstatic…
“I want to go home…”