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