He knew that it was a bad idea from the start. So, why he is running in the middle of the night dressed in dark clothing with the princess? It's simple. She wanted to run away with him. The further away from the palace they ran, the more Renji started to regret his choice. The fear of knowing what could happen if they caught them scares him. Most likely Hiashi will assume that he has kidnapped his daughter.
Hazel eyes gazed to the side. Hinata seemed preoccupied with her own thoughts to take notice of his current apprehensiveness. Rounding the corner, Renji spotted a palace guard. Had they realized Hinata is missing already? Of course they have. She is the princess after all.
Pulling Hinata close to his chest, he motioned for her to remain silent. Spotting an empty hut not too far, Renji and Hinata made dash towards the wooden plank shack. Shutting the door behind them, Renji slid down the door, his hand over his heart. "That was close. Do you think they caught sight of us?"
"No. I doubt it." Hinata said, sitting hesitantly on the stack of hay. Her lavender eyes looked everywhere besides Renji. "What's wrong? You seem…different."
Scratching the back of his head, Renji sighed. "It's just that…well I feel that we should go back. Your father will have my head if he finds me with you." He admitted. Daring himself to focus his attention to the dark blue haired female, Renji wasn't surprised to see a pout consuming her soft features. "It's not that I don't want to run away with you. I do. Honestly. But this doesn't seem right. Instead of running to escape the problem, we should face it head on."
"What do you mean?" She tilted her head to the side.
"What I'm saying is that we should tell your father we are…together." He mumbled the last word. Are they together? He never verbally asked her to become his girlfriend. Does it count that they attempted to run away together? It probably does qualify as dating. He really is new to this sort of thing. He could feel his face grow hot as he quickly looked away, covering half of his face with his tan hand.
Hinata blushed. "I suppose you're right." She stood to her feet, approaching the red head. "Do you want to go back now?"
Renji shook his head. "It's not very often that I get to spend time alone with you like this." He lifted his head. Hazel eyes stared intently into lavender irises. Grabbing her arm, he gentle pulled her down, until they were face to face. His eyes narrowed hazily, filled with lust and passion. Maneuvering his hand towards her cheek, he gently caressed it before sliding it behind her neck. His hazel eyes dropped down to her lips. "Hinata…" He breathed, capturing her lips in a tender and passionate kiss.
Her eyes widened in surprise, taken back by the sudden action. But she soon fell into the kiss. The couple fell on the hay covered ground. His body hovering over hers, as they stared into each other's eyes. No words needed to be spoken. He knew what he wanted, as did she. Renji closed the distance between them and continued his ministrations.
Tonight would be a night either Renji Abarai or Hinata Hyuuga would forget.
Renji stretched his aching body as he awakens from a peaceful sleep. Sitting up, he brought his hand to his head, turning to focus on the sleeping beauty beside him. He couldn't believe what they gave into last night. But he has to admit, it felt good. The sexually tension had been released. He could still hear her cries of pleasure. A darken blush stained his cheeks.
"R-Renji-kun?" Hinata groaned, slowly sitting up.
The red head smiled softly. "Mornin' sleeping beauty, we better get dressed and had back to the palace." He says, standing to his feet scrambling to find his discarded clothes.
Hinata blushed at his nude figure and quickly looked away. She really gave herself away last night. Guilt and regret was the furthest thing from her mind. After all, she does love Renji. She doesn't feel regret at all.
After the couple put on their clothes, heading back to the palace undetected came by with a breeze. Unfortunately, when arriving back the two were cornered by Naruto and Sasuke. The best friends of Hinata observed Renji keenly, causing the taller male to blush and look away.
"You seem different." Naruto says slowly, leaning forward inspecting Renji closely. His blue eyes shifted to Hinata. "You too, Hinata-chan. Did something…happen between you two?" His eyes narrowed suspiciously.
Renji and Hinata shifted, avoiding eye contact. Sasuke noticed this, as a frown reached his pale features. Taking a step closer towards Renji, he stared impassively. No words were said, but judging from his expression, Renji knew that look. Warning him, if he dared to ever hurt Hinata, Sasuke wouldn't hesitant to hurt him.
Stepping away, Sasuke stuffed his hands into his pockets. "Let's go, Naruto."
"But Sasuke, this pervert—" The blond had no chance to finish his sentence when Sasuke yanked him forward.
Hinata smiled lopsidedly. "Those two…" She sighs.
"They really care about your well-being. I suppose that must be nice to have them in your life." He said.
Hinata nodded. "They are like family to me." She smiles thoughtfully. Renji's hand grabbing onto hers pulled her out of her trance. His features were determined. Nodding, they both made their way into the main room to have a talk with her father.
"Hinata-sama! There you are. Everyone has been wondering where you have been. Hyuuga-sama thought you were kidnapped. Where have you been?" Hanataro question frantically.
"I…I was with—"
"She was with me. Is Hyuuga-sama beyond the corridors?" Renji asked gruffly. He wanted to get this over with. The quicker he speaks to Hiashi, the faster it will be finished.
The younger male nodded. "Yes, he is in there."
Renji wasted no time grabbing Hinata by her wrist and pulled her along. By the door side stood two guards. With a small nod of seeing the princess, the door slide opens revealing Hiashi. The couple entered hesitantly. Hiashi's eyes showed just how displeased he is in not only Hinata, but Renji as well. "Please, take a seat." He instructed. Renji and Hinata took a seat down in front of him, with sweat dripping down the side of their forehead. "Do you mind telling me where you were?" His pale eyes glanced at Hinata, demanding an answer.
Hinata shifted nervously. "I…was with Renji-kun."
"And why were with him?" The man closed his eyes.
This time Renji took the opportunity to speak up. "Sir, I'm in love with your daughter. I know that I'm nothing more than a palace guard, but Hinata means more to me than anything in the world. I'm willing to do anything just to insure her happiness." He placed his hand on top of Hinata's as he spoke his words.
Hinata flushed, while Hiashi remained expressionless. "Do you return his affections, Hinata?"
Hinata nodded. "I do. And I know how much the arranged marriage means to you. But I couldn't possibly marry Hitsugaya when I feel nothing for him. My heart belongs to Renji!" She blurted, putting all of her emotions into her spoken words. Hinata wanted her father to know just not much she cares for Renji.
Hiashi remained silent, observing both his daughter and the guard, as he parted his lips to speak. "I had no idea this is what you felt. Your happiness means the world to me. After all you are my daughter. I'll approve of this relationship." A rare smile graced his features.
Hinata and Renji exchanged brief looks, smiling happily. "Thank you, my lord. You will not regret it. I promise to treat your daughter just like the princess she really is." Renji spoke, with flushed cheeks.
"Please excuse me, I must attend a meeting." The feudal lord stood up leaving the room.
Renji turned to Hinata, smiling lovingly. "I love you, my princess."
"I love you too, my prince." She giggled at her corny last liner, as did Renji.
No more running, because finally the guard has his princess. And he won't ever be letting her go any time soon.
iSix years later/i
"Mom, Rin is bothering me!"
"No I'm not. It's not my fault you're a whiny crybaby."
Hinata sighed, as she listened to her two children bickering with each other. It's been like this all day since Renji left to spend time with Kisuke. "Rin stop bothering your sister and Risa stop making faces at your brother." Hinata smiled at Risa's shocked expression. "Yes, I did catch that." It's hard to deal with twins. But her children were her pride and joy.
Rin resembles his mother, while Risa looks just like her father. Flaming red hair and lavender eyes just like her mother, while Rin is just the opposite. The two twins continued playing and running around within the area. Just as this was happening, Renji entered. Standing beside him is Sasuke and Naruto, who both immediately approached their god-children.
"Welcome home." Hinata smiled at her husband.
Renji smiled warmly, walking towards Hinata kissing her forehead. "It's good to be back, princess. I ran into those two on my way here. They wanted to see Rin and Risa. So they followed me here. I hope those two weren't causing you too much trouble." He eyes his two children.
She shook her head. "No, they weren't. Kids are kids, right?" She said, looking over her shoulder watching Naruto giving Rin piggy back rides, while Sasuke was listening to Risa talking about who knows what. He didn't seem that interested, but for the sake of Risa, Sasuke held a smile on his face.
Five years ago, both Hinata and Renji had gotten married shortly after confessing their feelings for each other to Hiashi. Not long after that, Hinata found out she was pregnant. Neji and Naruto hadn't been so pleased when they found out, realizing that Renji and Hinata lost their virginity before they had gotten married. Ino had been ecstatic at the news and asked to be the god-mother, in which Hinata agreed, seeing how the blond is her best female friend.
Her eyes shifted to Renji. Finally the life she has always dreamed of has finally come true. She feels free. And it's all because of Renji. She finally found the love of her life