16 Strong Kisser
Before she could withdraw her mind from its far places, his arms were around her, as sure and hard as on the dark road to Tara, so long ago. She felt again the rush of helplessness, the sinking yielding, the surging tide of warmth that left her limp.
And the quiet face of Hanabi was blurred and drowned to nothingness. He bent back her head across his arm and kissed her, softly at first, and then with a swift gradation of intensity that made her cling to him as the only solid thing in a dizzy swaying world.
His insistent mouth was parting her shaking lips, sending wild tremors along her nerves, evoking from her sensations she had never known she was capable of feeling. And before a swimming giddiness spun her round and round, she knew that she was kissing him back.
Greedily sucking over each other's lips for some time, both of them parted with saliva drooling out from their mouths.
"You... you did it again. I am not going to talk with you anymore." said Hanabi as she rushed towards the exit, while her face was beet red.
Reo just came to his senses, but Hanabi had left till then.
"Damn... she is really a strong kisser." whispered Reo while licking over his lips that held on to the sweet aftertaste.
... .. ...
It was morning and you could see a Ninjas' patrolling the exam site.
Reo had already arrived at the location of the prelims, and now was accompanied with Yugao and Hanabi, as the trio moved on to take their seats.
Looking over Reo saw quite a number of familiar faces. There was Team Kakashi, where Naruto and Sakura were bickering with eachother, while Sasuke stood silently behind them, deep in his own thoughts.
On the side, there were the three Hidden Sand Village ninjas' that he met on the streets prior to the start of the exams.
He was shocked when he saw Hanabi gripping onto his hand tighlty, and looked over at her in surprise.
"Hanabi, what happened?" he asked with worry being apparent in his tone.
But Hanabi did not hear his voice. Looking over in the direction her eyes were fazing, he saw team 8, lead by a red hair beauty, Kurenai.
Concentrating a bit more, he found out that there was a girl in the opposite team, which attracted Hanabi's vision.
He squeezed her hand, and asked with a whisper, "Who's that girl you are looking at? Don't tell me you are into girls?"
Hanabi heard him this time around.
She looked through her wet eyes, and saw Reo looking over at her with a deep worry apparent in his eyes.
She felt loved... She felt satisfied... She felt happy that there was someone, who was with her, someone who was concerned with her problems.
She felt an itchiness in her heart as she wanted to plunge herself into his chest and merge her body with his.
Calming her fluttering heart, she averted her vision from him, and said with in a hesitant voice, "She's my elder sister, and the clan heiress of the Hyuga Clan, Hinata Hyuga."
"Hm... If she is your elder sister, then why you seem no nervous on seeing her?"
"Because she has always received the complete attention of father, whenever and wherever she goes, she is center of attraction. All of this stardom and focus, is not of any concern to me. But the thing that hurts me is that she has stopped being herself."
"Stopped being herself... what do you mean?"
"Initially she used to be cheerful and remain happy all the time, but soon brother Neiji from our branch, showed up and shined brightly. He was so bright that elder sister, who was the heiress was put under tremendous pressure."
Hanabi sighed remembering the past, but nevertheless continued on, "So, to help elder sister share the burden, she had been carrying alone, I need to get stronger."
Reo saw strong determination in her pretty eyes, and understood why she did not want to express her feeling towards him, but it was all different now.
"Listen Hanabi, I think I might have a plan to help your elder sister."
"Really..." exclaimed Hanabi, but realizing that she was too loud, she regained her usual calm demeanor and spoke out, "Hurry up and tell me, what are you waiting for?"
Soon, Reo told her what he thought of the situation and began discussing the advantages and disadvantages of his plan.
Seeing both members of her team discussing so seriously, Yugao smiled.
'What a lovely couple. I only hope that their relationship will continue on, even when they become adults.'
Just the a form traveled to the center of the stage and Yugao seemed to be stunned seeing him here.
'So, he is the proctor for the third round... Should I talk with him beforehand to get my team through to the exams?'
The man had short brown hair, dark colored eyes and dark markings under his eyes. Even though he was a young man, he had pronounced lines under his eyes as well as an unexplained chronic cough that plagued him.
He was her suitor, a tokubetsu Jonin from Konoha, Hayate Gekko.