This detail struck Sasuke. The room was quiet, with from time to time noise of fabrics, bottles and tubes which are hammering. But the athmospher was peaceful. Sasuke slackened gradually. The day had been difficult, and this calms relieved him.
Since he had arrived at hospital, a few days before, his days had
awful. As soon as the visits had been authorized, everyone had
to see him. And especially girls. Sakura, Ino, Tenten....and lots
of other girls. There were always at least one or two of them in his
And it was painful. When there were two girl or more, they
when there was one girl, she spoke to him, which was still worse.
And with their strident and acute voice
Sasuke (Thinking): These girls don't have better to do? a work or mission? How can they have find enough spare time to pass hours to bother me?
At least, the visits are prohibited the evening, and Sasuke can finally rest and try to recover from his wounds. At least..... before the nurses come to bother him with their chattering.
This evening, when Sasuke heard the door open in front of the nurse, I had closed the eyes, pretending the sleep. But the nurse remained quiet, changing the remedies and the perfusions without awaking him. Who was this personn?
Sasuke (Thinking): Ah! perhaps a male nurse! No, It's a woman smell, but not too scented. Fortunately. My head suffer badly from these heavy and aggressive perfumes which smell the girls who visits me ....Who is she? a news nurse?
Curious, Sasuke took the risk to open the eyes. He saw only a
white blouse and fine dark hair. She turned the back to him
while changing the drugs. The voice of the nurse made him start.
"Oh, sorry, Uchiha-san, I awoke you."
Sasuke (Thinking): she has a small voice, very soft, a little serious. It's Pleasant ... but how did she know that I openes the eyes?!
The young woman provided the answer while being turned over:
milky eyes. The byakugan. Sasuke understood: " Hinata-san? "
Hinata: "Yes, it's me. I entered today this service. How do you feel? "
Sasuke remained without voice one moment.
Sasuke (Thinking): Hyuga Hinata, heiress of the Hyuga clan, nurse in a hospital? Shouldn't she accomplish the most delicate missions, like me?
Sasuke: "You had become Genin the same year as me, right? Why are you now in a hospital?"
Hinata: "I .... I became Chunin two years ago, and I followed medical formations... The Hokage allowed me to withdraw from active service and to work at the shinobi hospital."
At second thinking , Sasuke thought that the young woman in front of
him was undoubtedly more in her place in hospital that on a
She seem quiet, more quiet than a few years before.
Hinata: "Uchiha-san, you seem tired. Do you sleep well? "
Sasuke: "I sleep well"
Sasuke (Thinking): But it's these awful visits !
Hinata: "Did something prevent you to rest, right? You seem annoyed. Did you suffer still? "
Hinata seemed surprised. Then she understood: " Oh! do the visitors
prevent you from rest? If you wish , I can restrict the number of
Sasuke: "You can remove them? I don't want visit "
Sasuke (Thinking): There isn't anybody that I want to see.
Hinata: "If you want. I am of guard this evening, don't hesitate to call me if you need "
After having collected her bottles of disinfecting, Hinata
towards the door. Sasuke felt like a small pinching in the heart.
I needed to say something.
Hinata: "Yes? "
Sasuke: "You can call me by my first name"
Hinata smiles softly: "Yes. Good evening, Sasuke-san"
After her departure, Sasuke closed again the eyes, relieved. While slipping into the sleep, a strange idea came to him.