Chapter 2. Growing apart
/5 months later/
Matsuri stared at the horizon. Just a moment ago Kuroi's silhouette finally disapeared from her view in a distance. It was his turn to go to Suna, and give the report to the Kazekage. Matsuri took the opportunity, and wrote a letter to Gaara, asking the Kazekage to permit her to stay in the border post for another six months. Not that she was absolutely sure that she wanted to stay. She still had her doubts. If she wanted she still could catch up with Kuroi, and take the letter back. She could, but she didn't move.
Her first month there had been terrible. She missed Gaara so much that sometimes she thought her legs would carry her to Suna without her knowing. She dreamed about him almost every night. At first, he had been alone in those dreams. Later, there had been women in those dreams as well, clinging to his arm, smiling to him with familiarity. A few times she had been told by her inmates that she had been crying in her sleep. Matsu