The Longest Road ch.7 The delayThe Longest Road ch.7 The delay by Kitsune1978
The Longest Road
~Chapter 7. The delay~
Her thoughts racing, Temari quickened her pace. She had to get to the village as fast as she could, and hopefully go back even faster. Kankurō was left alone with the girl, who promised to take care of him. Temari warned the girl - Matsuri was her name - not to hurt him if she didn't want to die a slow, painful death. Actually, the girl didn't look like she was able to hurt a fly, but it's always better to state certain things bluntly. Matsuri was positively white after the warning, and she swore to do her best to help Kankurō during Temari's hopefully short absence.
Temari wouldn't leave her brother in the stranger's hands if not for the whole story the girl had told them both. According to her words, she had been kidnapped from her house, and left in the desert without any reason. She had no parents, no family at all, so nobody would care if she disappeared. She had been an Academy student for a time being, but they kicked her
The Longest Road ch.8 The fateThe Longest Road ch.8 The fate by Kitsune1978
The Longest Road
~Chapter 8. The fate~
The desert air had never seemed to be so suffocating to Temari before. She walked and walked, her neck and arms tensed so strongly that the muscles formed a slight bulge under her shirt. She expected to be attacked at any time, the wave of sand coming to suck the blood from her body and crush her bones until there would be no trace that she had ever existed. Only, there was no attack, still. And she didn't even know if she was relieved, or even more terrified with it.
After she teleported away from Gaara, she waited for him to follow her. She didn't exactly know what he wanted from her but she felt it couldn't be anything good. She was frozen with horror at the thought she would be forced to fight him. However, she decided that she wouldn't beg if it would come to that.
As it turned out, she had never had to beg because Gaara didn't show up. Temari was sure he could easily trace her, and she wondered what was the reason for his delay. Did h