Alright~

This is my first fanfic that I wrote and am currently still editing (I wrote it some time ago) So please be kind(ish) m(_ _)m

Thank you to all the new followers and the people who have reviewed and faved. My love to you all, sorry for another short chapter~

Talena~


*Recap*

Once the man had paused for breath, Rika put down her drink and stood slowly, her eyes narrowed and the same cold look that she wore now on her face. Temari had taken a step back as Rika asked in a soft tone if the man was finished. He had started to say more than Rika's hand shot out and hit him in the throat bringing the man to his knees as he gasped for breath. Then, as if nothing bothered her, she leaned down and whispered something that had the man turn green before he rushed out of the bar.


"Move." Rika growled her eyes narrowed at the Kazekage as he stood in the doorway, arms folded across his chest. He had just informed her while she was recovering Shikamaru, Hinata and Neji had been overwhelmed by the rouge ninja and taken as hostages.

"No."

"I have been stuck in this room for two weeks, I'm going mad!" Rika ran her hands through her hair in frustration. "My team is out there captured by your enemies and you have me confined to your god damn bedroom! Let me out Gaara so I can do my damn job."

"No." he refused again, Rika's eyes darting behind him to see his sister smiling at their stand off.

"How are you feeling Rika?" Temari asked. When they had first started calling Rika by her real name she had demanded to know how they found out. Kankuro had explained that while Rika had been high on the pain medication she had blurted it out to Gaara.

"Tell him to let me out." Rika hissed at her friend not bothering to answer the question.

Temari shrugged, "he is the Kazekage, Gaara can do what he wishes."

"And I'm a Leaf Village anbu, not some genin that needs protection." Rika stepped closer to Gaara and poked a finger into his chest, "Move out of my way."

"N-"

"If I were you brother, I would let her go." Temari cut him off. She knew the look on her friend's face, she had seen it the second time they had gone out drinking. One of the Sand anbu had recognised the tiger tattoo that Rika had on her lower back and started throwing insults, both of them had said nothing as the anbu member continued to insult Rika.

Once the man had paused for breath, Rika put down her drink and stood slowly, her eyes narrowed and the same cold look that she wore now on her face. Temari had taken a step back as Rika asked in a soft tone if the man was finished. He had started to say more than Rika's hand shot out and hit him in the throat bringing the man to his knees as he gasped for breath. Then, as if nothing bothered her, she leaned down and whispered something that had the man turn green before he rushed out of the bar.

"She is-"

"A grown woman who will not hesitate to kick your arse, even if you are the Kazekage, unless you move!" Rika hissed her hands now clenched.

"Gaara, how would you feel in Kankuro and I were captured?" Temari tried to reason with her brother.

"I would not care." He stated. However, Rika saw the tightening of his eyes.

"Liar. You would do anything to go help them. They are my team, I need to go get them." Rika now pleaded, her eyes filling with fake tears.

"Fine," Gaara sighed. "But we are coming with you."

"What?" Rika and Temari exclaimed.

"That is my condition, I let you out, me and my siblings come. Take it or leave it." He narrowed his own eyes, he knew the tears were fake but for some reason he wanted this woman happy.

"Alright, let's go." Rika grinned now ad stepped past Gaara and his sister.

"Rika..." Temari called as the woman's hand gripped the handle of the door. Rika turned and raised an eyebrow. "You may want to get dressed first.. You are still in a hospital gown."

Rika blushed her hands moving to close the back as Temari burst out laughing. Her eyes flicked to Gaara, his face did not really give much away, but Rika saw his lips tilt up on one side.

"You could have mentioned something sooner." Rika whispered to her friend as they crawled up yet another dune.

"Rika, it has been three hours, give it a break." Temari complained. "And besides, I think he will be seeing more of you then that soon."

"What do you mean by that?"

"Shh, look." Temari indicated over the dune with her head.

Rika pulled her mask from her pouch and slipped it over her face before slowly raising her head to peer down into the bowl shaped depression. Letting only her eyes move Rika spotted her team members, they were staked out in the sun, skin red as everyone but the guards slept.

Wiggling back down Rika whispered into Temari's ear, "We need to let your brothers know where we are. You slide back down and send them a message."

"Why can't you summon the tiger again?"

"Because I am staying here to keep an eye on my team. This may be the only chance we get, we attack while they are asleep. You also have our experience moving over sand than I do, go get your siblings now Temari!"


I had to edit a lot of it, so I am hoping I put them back in the right order...

A big thank you to all the new reviews, followers and favs I have received, m(_ _)m I appreciate it very much knowing you all are enjoying my story.

Talena~