Naruto grinned and gave Kara a thumbs up. He almost jumped from surprise when his phone vibrated again. He checked the messages and sighed loudly before he quickly texted back. "Sorry, we're trying to have the hot springs fixed up and improved." He put his phone away and crossed his hands, watching Kara with a polite smile.
Kara watched the exchange between them and looked at Naruto. She listened and nodded. She took a deep breath and stood taking the headpiece out letting her long red hair fall in a cascade of waves around her shoulders. "I don't want to be a stiff leader like others in the past. I'll do things my way in order to take care of everyone." She said and looked at the group of elders. She shyly peeked at Naruto and hoped that this was what he meant.
Naruto was far more polite to the nicer Elder. He turned his attention to him and smiled politely and nodded his head. "I'll gladly help Kara speak up more," he promised then turned his focus to the woman in charge. "Don't be afraid to speak your mind, Kara. You're the leader of the clan. Sometimes you'll have to make tough decisions, but you'll do what's best for the clan." He smiled at her. "It's not easy being in charge, but it's worth it because you're protecting the ones you care about."
Kara looked at Naruto as he spoke and smiled. "Thank you, nar... Lord hokage." She said as the rude elder blinked and went silent. The others listened and looked at Kara.
"Many of us trust her because of her father's decision.... But sometimes she's a little too quiet which just encourages behavior like my colleague's just now... Perhaps you could teach her how to speak up more." One of the kinder elders said with a smile.
Naruto's polite smile remained for a few seconds as he leaned forward in his chair.
"Kara has proven far more mature than any of you. A true leader doesn't insult the people they lead, and tries their best to help them be the best they can be," he retorted calmly. "Kara has my full support in this matter. You should support her as well, and believe in your leader."
She nodded to him and paused when one of them addressed him.
"Lord hokage, do you think it's a good idea for such an immature leader to be able to protect such powerful weapons on her own?" One of the older elders asked him.
That made Kara's blood boil and she clenched her fists angrily under her sleeves. She looked away trying to keep a semi neutral expression and ground her teeth from saying anything.
Naruto relaxed in his chair as he listened to Kara and the elders talking over the blueprints. He hummed softly as he watched, trying to keep himself busy until he was needed by one of them. He glanced at Kara after a moment and smiled a little. He took his phone out and checked a few things before he set it down. "Sorry, Shikamaru was asking about a few things we need to take care of within the next few days."
"oh no, it's plenty." She reassured her headpiece jingling as she shook her head and sighed. She watched as one of the elders unrolled a blue poster and listened to the elders talk about what the compound should look like and what it should have. She looked at Naruto and sighed wanting to just disappear for a few hours.
"Lady Kara, where should we put the vault for the masterpieces?" One of the elders asked and looked at her. She blinked slightly since it was first time one of them finally asked her a question. "Put it under the main house, the closer I am to it, the better it will be protected I think."
Ashina smiled at Midori and kissed her lips. When he pulled away, he had already pulled the string and smiled innocently at her. "We're Shinobi, Midori. A quick tug is easy." He tilted his head and teasingly added, "I mean, escaping from being tied up..." He shrugged.
Naruto rubbed his eyes a little sleepily. "It's fine, Kara. I figured I'd be called in," he assured her with a soft yawn. "What can I do to help? Was there enough land for your clan? I can try to get more if it's needed..."
She kissed him gently and set one of his hands on her hip. She smiled and said. "Well, then since we're alone..." She looked up at him and smiled wondering how he could surprise her.
Kara went to her meetings and got irritated when they involved Naruto. She sighed and looked at him apologetically. "Sorry, they want to discuss the blueprints for the construction and wanted your input since you are the hokage."
Ashina looked around slowly and when he saw nobody he returned his focus to Midori. "I've never seen anyone here this time of day," he explained with a shrug. "I doubt today would be any different...Hopefully." He kissed her lips gently and hugged her.
She blushed slightly and swam closer kissing him. She smiled and asked. "You sure no one will see us?" She watched him and traced his scars gently. She kissed the scar on his chest and looked at him.
Instead of answering with his words, Ashina began to wiggle his tongue at her to hint at what he wanted. He grinned at her then relaxed in the water, floating in place with ease.
Midori watched him swim away and asked. "Which one?" She watched him curiously and swam towards him a little bit.
Ashina kissed her lips gently as he hugged her. He enjoyed the cool water on his body and closed his eyes slowly. He opened them a moment later and grinned at her before he swam away from her. "Hey, Midori..." he began and looked at her with an amused look in his eyes. "Would you be mad if I accidentally pulled your bikini string?" he asked her innocently.
When Sasuke saw his daughter, he began to walk next to her. When they neared the forest he finally spoke. "You like reading, right?" he asked as he looked at her. "I found a few rare books during my travels. If you want, you can have them when we get back. There's one on the history of the village, how it came to be, and another book that holds the entire history of our clan...up until the massacre, of course." He looked ahead, though for once he didn't seem bothered or guilty. He was slowly letting himself let go of his past thanks to his family.
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