AN: There will be a lot of mystery and fun in this ficlet.
Cold Case 3
broke through the night, air had escaped his lungs and struggled to come back.
He couldn’t scream even if he wanted to. Sasuke jolted upright, sweat beaded
over his back and chest. He brought two shaky hands to his face in an attempt
to calm his racing heart.
asked a small voice.
when some random woman touched his back. He looked over at her with a confused
face. He had forgotten that someone was even in his house. He panted and
removed her hand from his back. “Wha-What?”
started as if he was some fucking child. “Did you have a nightmare?” Her hand
found his back again, stretching over his damp skin. Sasuke felt sick. She bit
her bottom lip seductively and continued, “Tell me about it, baby.” Her other
hand rubbed his chest, pulling him closer.
She gave a
humored huff. “Excuse me?”
over at the stranger. “I need you to
Her eyes were a deep gray, full with confusion and rejection. “S-Sasuke, what’s
wrong? Tell me.”
She seemed genuine
and he figured kicking a woman out of his house was reckless. He didn’t want to
find her cold body somewhere tomorrow. He wasn’t that much of an asshole. “Fine,
stay here.” He got up, naked, and went to the living room.
planned on sending your mother to prison?”
woman shook her head. “I loved my father I wouldn’t do that!”
glanced at the judge before continuing. “Loved?”
twice, her hands in tight fists. “No, I-” the woman looked into Hinata’s eyes
and paused again. Her mouth gaped a few times.
mother? Your quiet, sweet mother? Your warmth…”
fault!” She pointed at the silver haired woman. “She d-did it!”
quiet! She was always quiet with him!”
and took a step back. “No further questions, Your Honor.” It was that moment
when Huryia started to cry. So then it was true.
successful case, Hinata found Sasuke leaning against the wall as he always was.
Dark eyes focused on something different. She didn’t know what to say and so
she remained quiet and headed home. Although, she wasn’t pleased when she
arrived and he was sitting on the
porch. Taiyo was playing in front yard.
Hinata made a
mental note of telling the babysitter to not leave her son with him.
took a much needed breath because something told her that he was going to get
under her skin today. Maybe that was every time she saw him, on the occasion
that she saw him. Maybe it was a rash? She rubbed at her at the very thought.
Hinata adjusted her purse as Taiyo ran into her arms.
hugged her tightly. “Did you win?”
kissed his nose. Opal eyes drifted the frowning blonde male. “Shi.”
replied Shi. “I need to talk to you.”
His dark eyes
scanning over her appearance. Shi had black eyes, deep holes of nothing if she
was being honest. There was a time where she would have sighed dreamily at
those “warms pools of love and care” and all that bullshit. Taiyo took one
black eye and one opal eye, hence why she shouldn’t have her lecherous, dark
eyed co-worker shouting that Taiyo was his son.
forward to open the door for everyone. “Baby, go ahead, pack up.” She ruffled
Taiyo’s hair. The little boy ran into his room.
to him with a pressed line. “Please tell me that’s not the same ‘actually’ from the pass three weeks, Shi.”
Her voice was low, calm and fluid. Just like her father taught her.
He pushed a
hand in his pocket. “I can’t this weekend, I have to go to Kumo.”
with you, you know, like a vacation.”
She smiled despite
the building fire in her chest. She remembered back in her first year of
university, she would have cracked. She would have stuttered and stumbled over
her words. She would have been so upset that she couldn’t speak. Now…
whispered Hinata. “Just tell him that. He’ll eventually stop caring.”
She just took
off her blazer. “Taiyo,” called Hinata. The boy ran out with a bright smile. “Papa
needs to talk to you.”
happily and pushed navy tresses from his face. “Woof!” barked the boy. Hinata
smiled. Today was a dog. How convenient?